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ANECDOTES OF Tltt SAJt.
We have recently inet with seveial legal
anecdotes iti tho "Life of William Plumer
rdited by thu Her. I)r. A. P. Peabodv, of
Portsmouth. Mr. Plutncr wiu admitted to
tho New Hampshire bar in 1787, when the
administration of the law was very diflVrout
from what it afterwards became. Tho
judgments of tho courts of New Hampshire
at that daV were based rather imon tlmt
nystcin of local law to which the circumntances
of tho country nnd the gonitis of
tlie people had given birth than upon tlie
principles of English law. Most of tho
judges were not inembors of tl?'* legal profession,
and during tlie Revolution neither
of the two persons filling the offico of Attorney
General wore lawyers!
Samuel Livormore was Chief Justice of
New Hampshire from 1782 to 1790, and
though bred to tho law was not inclined to
attach much importance to precedent#, or
lo any merely systematic or technical rules
of proceeding. In one of his charges ho
cautioned tho jury against " paying too
much attention to tho nicetics of the law,
to the prejudice of jus'ice." lie was him
self little governed by precedents. "When
once reminded of bis own previous decision,
in a similar ease, be made no attempt to
reconcile it with bis present ruling, but dismissed
at once the objection, with a familiar
proverb, "Every tub must stand on its own
bottom." He onco decided that the English
law reports, of a date prior to tho Declaration
of Independence, might be cited
in his court, not as authorities, tut as enlightening
by their reasonings tho judgment
of the bench, but that with English reports
ninee independence was declared we had
absolutely nothing to do!
Josiah Bartlett, a physician, was Mr.
Livermore's successor as Chief Justice. Of
him we aro told that when tlio law was
with tho plaintiff, and equity seemed to
liiin to be on the other side, ho was sure to
pronounce in favor of the latter. The object
of the law being in all cases to do justice,
as between the parties, that must, he
said, be law which in any given case conduccd
to that end. It was, at any rate,
better to bo governed by a right principle
than by a wrong decision.
At a court held in Charlestown, N. II.,
soon after Jeremiah Mason was admitted to
the bar, ho put in n plea of demurrer, in a
case in which Benjamin "West, and oracle
of tho law, w:is employed for the plaintiff.
West told the court that he did not know
much about demurrers. lie rather doubted
whether they formed any part of New
Hampshire law ; at any rate, it was of evil
AVimnla It.U/vJ.. 1 * -
vakuj^ic k\j luuuuuvu su unusual a mode ot
proceeding. The Chief Justice said : "Demurrers
wore no doubt an invention of the
bar to prevcut justice, a part of the common
law procedure, but ho bad always
thought them a cursed cheat." One of the
Associate Justices said " that the effects of
h demurrer, if he understood it, was to take
tho case from tho jury, to be decidcd on
somo question of law by the Court." " If
that bo so," replied the Chief Justice, "I
am clean against it, as being fatal to the
rights of tho jury." ' But, your honor,"
said Mr. Mason, " there are, in this case, no
facts for the jury to find." " So much tho
better," replied the Chief Justice ; " they
TIM 11 nil lliA oaawa*. *'?- 1*
..... .... >uv uvuuci unug in incir veruicc, it
tho facts are undisputed." 41 Let me advise
you, young man," lie added, " not to come
here with your new tangled law ; and, above
all, not to suppose that you know how to
conduct a suit better than Mr. West. You
must try your cases as others do, by the
court and jury."
Judge Harrington, of Vermont, a common-sen8C
but most unlearned Judge, is
reported thus to have defined a demurrer:
" A demurrer," said Harrington, " why, a
demurrer, if I understand it, is where one
party having told his story the other party
says tchut then."
Mr. Plurner's biographer narrates the
following anecdote on the authority of Mr.
"Webster, who was present in court when
the occurrence took place. Mr. Pluuier
1VAQ ornmininw ? 1- 11
.? ? uuicu (juuuk uocior, wnom
Lo pressed rather bard, and from whom be
could, at last, get no other answer to his
inquiries than, " I do not know, sir." After
this had been several times repeated,
tho question came, " Can you say, Doctor,
that, as a physican, you know anything?"
Changing at once the tone of pretended
ignorance with which he had answered the
\former inquiries, be drew himself up to his
'full height and said with great confidence,
" I know, Sqtiire Plumer, as much of medicine
aff you did of divinity when you were
a Baptist preacher." This sally drew a smile
from court and bar, and seemed to the
audience to be a very fair hit. His exami
net said very quietly, " WLen I found tliat
preaching was not my proper business 1
liiid sense enough to leave it. If you, Doctor,
bad possessed as inuch you would have
left off the practice of medicine years ago,
And saved me the trouble of exposing your
ignprance and presumption in tbfc case."?
The laugh was now on the other side, and
the witness was dismissed crestfallen and
discredited from the stand.
John Dudley, of Raymond, a trader and
farmer, was a judge of the Superior Court
in New Hampshire from 1786 to 1797.?
lie was a man of keen sagacity and strong
* common sense. Ilis mind was diacriminating,
his memory retentive, and be was a
most extraordinary person. He had but
1!ii1 * -
111 lie education and no legal learning. He
was intent on doing substantial justice in
every case. TlieopLilus Parsons said:?
** You may laugh at bis law and ridicule
bis language, but Dudley Is, after all, tbe
best judge I jrer knew in New Hampshire."
Tbe following specimen of the conclusion
of one of the charges of Judge Dudley will
illustrate bis ideas of tbe law. He addresses
tbe jury hi apmewbat after this style:
" You have heard, gentlemen of tbe jury,
what has been said in this case by'the law
vers, tLo rascals! liut, no, 1 Mill not nbuso
thorn. It is thoii business to make n good
rause for thoir cliuiits ; they nro paid for it,
and tlicy have done in this caso well enough;
but you and J, gentlemen, have something
else to consider. They talk of low. Why,
gentlemen, it is uot low that wo want, but
justice. They would govern as by tho
common law of England. Trust mo, gen
iiuuicn, common sense is a much safer guide
for us; tlie common sonso of Raymond,
Eppiug, Kxetcr, and tbo other towns which
hare sent us here to try this case between
two of our neighbors. A clear head and
an honest heart are worth moro than all tho
law of all tho lawyers. Thero was ono
good thing said at tho bar. It was from
ono Sbakspearc, ar. English player, I believe.
No matter ; it is good enough almost
to bo in tho Bible. It is this, 4 Be
just, and fear not.*
" It is our business to do justice between
the parties, not by any quirks of tho law
out of Coke or Blackstone, books that I
have never read and never will, but by
common senso and by honesty as between
man and man. That is our business, and
tho curse of God is upon us if we ncglect,
or evade, or turn aside from it. And now,
\f- CI '.iV * 1? - 1 w
mi. onei in, iiiKe om luejury, nna you, wr.
Foreman, do not keep us waiting with idle
talk, of which thore has been too much already,
about matters which have nothing
to do with the merits of the case. Give
us an honest verdict, of which, as plain
common-sense men, you need not be
ash a med? Boston Trunscript.
LIST OF RELICS IK BO ME.
In the Church of Santa Croce, a finger
of St. Thomas the Apostle; that same finger
with which he touched the blessed lib of
our Saviour Josus Christ; Somobairof our
Saviour Jesus Chrirt; A greater part of the
holy veil, and some hair of the Blessed Virgin
; Some ashes and coal combined together,
in the form of a loaf, with tho fat of St.
Lawrence the martyr ; A vial of tho blood
of our Saviour; Another vial full of milk of
til A RIaRKPyI Vlrrrln tvr\ m llm nloaa
Christ was baptized ; The 6tono whero tlie
angel stood when lie announced the great
mystery of tho Iucarnation to the Blessed
Virgir.; A pieco of the stone on which our
Saviour sat when ho forgave the sins of
Mary Magdalene ; A piece of the stone on
which our Lord wrote the commandments
given to Moses on Mount Sinai; Some of
the manna with which God fed tho Jews in
tho desert; Okie of the coins which the
treachery of Judas was paid by the Jews;
In the Church of St. Cecile in Trastevere :
some milk of the Blessed Virgin Mary ; In
the Church of Saints Cosma and Damiano :
a vial of milk of the Blessed Virgin Mary ;
Some remnants of the house of Mary Magdalene
; Some also of the prophet Zacharias
; In the Church of St. Prassede : some
of tho shift of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
Some of Moses' rod ; Some of the earth on
which our Saviour Jesus Christ trod during
his passion; Some of the cane and sponge
with which our Saviour Jesus Christ was
given to driuk; Soine of the towel with
which Christ wiped his disciples1 feet; Some
of the linen in which the infant Jesus was
wrapped after his birth ; Some of the garments
of our Saviour Jesun Christ; One of
the stones with which St. Stephen was
stoned ; The column to which our Saviour
Jesus Christ was tied to be scourged ; In
the Church of St. Mary in Traspontina
there in- an image of our Saviour Jesus
Christ who spoke to the holy apostles Peter
and Paul while they were scourged ;
Some milk of the Blessed Virgin; In the
Church of St. Mary in Trastcvere there is
a atone on which the angels knelt during
mx'l..' ?r C. ?
tuv audi kj I VI Ul* JLCLCr UU tIJG J AniCUlUS J
In tbe Church of St. James, Scossacavalli,
there is a stone on wrhicli Abraham tied
Isaac to sacrifice him ; In the Church of St.
John in Lnterano, the head of St. Zacharias,
confessor and father of St. John the Baptist;
The head of St. Panorazio, martyr,
which hied profusely for threo days and
three nights, while this holy church was a
prey to flames; A cup in which St. John
the Apostle and Evangelist drank poison,
by order of the Emperor Domitian, without
being injured, and his ministers having
shortly after tasted it, died immediatly ; A
garment of said St. John, which, being put
on those who died from poison, immediately
brought them to life; Some of the towel
with which our Saviour Jesus Christ wiped
his blessed hands after tbe last supper; Some
of the sheet with which our Saviour Jesus
Christ wiped his apostles1 feet; A purple
robe with which our Savinnr f i-:-*
w V?UV vuuoi
was despicably dressed in Pilate's palace,
which still bears some spots of blood; The
veil of tbe Blessed Virgin, with which she
could scarcely hide the nakedness of her
only son, while on the cross, still spotted
with blood ; Some blood nnd water which
dropped from our Saviour's side while hanging
dead on the cross; The altar which St.
John the Baptist used in the desert; Some
of the rods of Moses and Aaron.?Crusader.
Sugar in Cuba.?Tbe Bangor Union
says that Capt. Stubbs, of the brig Ocean
Spray, recently arrived at Frankfort from
Cuba with a load of sugar; states that immense
quantities of sugar are held in store
in Cuba, awaitioff the r#*nlt *Vz ?
w. mjo ou^nr
crop io the hope that frost will - impair it,
and still enable the Cuban speculators to
keep up the price. If the Lousiana crop
turns out well, aa there is good reason to
believe, the holders have got to let go both
sugar and the exorbitant prices, which they
have hitherto controlled by combination
till tbe article has accumulated on their I
hands. The Cabana have been wild in '
" Tom, toll me tbe biggest lie 70a ever !
told, ?ad I'll give ycm a gUw of stoat"? |
"A He! I never told ? lie i? my life!" ,
" Drew tbe stout," t
CORBEAPOMDSIVCK OP TItS 80UTKKRN MONITOR
Si'KlNovtKiD, Mass., Sept. 3, 185V.
Dear Monitor.?Your letter from Boston
Inst week gavo such a trutliful picture of
factory life in New England?that portion
of our country where originate so many of
the silly iatus of the day?thai I have concluded
to give you a brief description of
matters and things in and about the city
of Springfield. Here, as in most of the
Eastern cities and towns, the spirit of Republicanism,
or rather abolitionism?that
b>'ing a more proper term?is rampant in
the extreme. Every phase of societv is
tainted with it; every department of business
is made subsidiary to it. It follows
us from our breakfast table to the workshop,
from the social circle to the political arena,
from the parlor to the pulpit! Like a
black shadow, it hovers over and around
us, revealing itself in bitter dincussions, uncompromising
enmity between noighbors,
and hostility to the very Constitution which
has made us the greatest, the freest, and
most prosperous people in the world.?
Frequently have we met men, whose hoary
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iuv uuiijiiLt'u wiiti iuu iruauj ui age??
men just toppling on the verge of the grave
?who, with the most awful asservations,
declared to us that they "had not voted for
fourteen years, and never would while such
a compact with hell as our not'oii's C<n titution
existed /" These men enjoy the
advantages which that instrument confers
upon ail the States and their citizens alike
?do not murmur at paying their quota of
tax to support the General Government?
receive the protecting aegis and arms of the
laws enacted and enforced under the Constitutson
; and yet, because that document
imperatively demands that a"fugitive from
service escaping from one State into another
shall be given up," on application of the
owner thereof, they refuse to perform a
constitutional dutv. and denv themselves
the privilege of exercising electoral prerogatives?thus
making themselves slaves to
their own passions and ignorance. These
same men will coerce their own children
into factories, apprentice them during their
minority to serve task masters who will
exact from every momont of time which
physical endurance will permit, and, if they(
in order to free themselves from 6uch inhuman
treatment, attempt to escape into
another State, they are brought back again
to servitude without a trial by jury, or
locked up in a dungeon in order to teach
them humility to the laws ! These pseudophilanthropists
are mostly of the John G.
\> iiiiuer scuooi ot lanatics, whose only
literary taste seems to be negro theology,
and whose afflatus seeks no more elevated
acme than the caput of a Southern slave!
Yet their conversation and conduct exert
baneful effects upon society. The young
are induced to believe what such venerableheaded
parents teach, because of the veneration
usually foltforage; and, as they grow
up, they become more implicit in their
faith. Thus, like constitutional infirmities,
legal and theological interpretations are
transmitted from father to sou, from mother
to daughter, until the wliolo social body is
affected by them. Hence it is that we
find so much difficulty in impressing the
minds of such people with principles of
vault* niiu JUOUUC*
New England is peculiar in this respcct,
but we rejoice to know that light is beginning
to break in on the darkness of the age,
even here in the beautiful city of Springfield.
The evil influences spread broadcast
aracng our people by the Springfield Republican,
an abolitiou journal, and Garrisonian
orators, are beginning to bo cicatrized
by a more healthful state of public
feeling, and even those who were once
loudest in their cries against the South and
her institutions, are now regretting their
former course of conduct, and are humbling
themselves in sack-cloth and ashes. They
see the folly of such measures, and frankly
confess that tliev onlv DOrsuprl ??ml? <
of policy because it assumed a popular
shape. But such men are not to l>e trusted,
politically. If they will follow "ignuifalui"
they must bo content with being bedaubed
when led into quagmires and swamps. We
hope that the independent and bold language
of the Monitor will arouse Uie dormant
sensibilities of our people to a sense of the
dnty they owe to themselves and to their
neighbors of South, and that their own
feelings may lead to an entire abandonment
of that intricate question of sliivortr
has so nearly destroyed our national unity
and neighborly intercourse. More anon.
lie Kind to Your Sisters.?Boy^ be kind
to your sisters. You may live to be old,
and never find such tender* loving friends
as these sisters. Think how many thing*
they do for you; how patient they are
with you ; bow they love you in spite of
all your ill-temper or rudeness; how thought-1
ful they are (or your comfort, and be you
thoughtful for theirs. Be ever ready to
oblige them, to perform any little office
for them that lies in your power. Tbink
won uu iur mem, and if they express
a wish, be ready to gratify it if possible.
You do not know how much happiness
you will find in so doing. I never yet
knew a happy and respected man who waa
not in youth kind te his sisters. There is
a beautiful song whiob says:
Bo kind to your sisters?not many may
The depth of true sisterly love;
The wealth of the ocean lies fathoms below
The surface that sparklea above. *
To U*k* Tough TtoOrr.?To all
wno have worn down tiiai??aeth ia imtlwlhg
poor old toogh oqrr beat w will my that aaifci
safe of aoda will ba foosd ?Itftoady fa* tfc? ?*
Dot lb* ?Uk? Ux> 4?j Mfci mitg into &m*
ihoot two ioehw tblefc, nib ?v?r Ummi ? ?hD
l?oatity of m4% wa* M a# jfet Jfe
Qto iraiUbte thickneaa, and coofc to tooti??. Hm
UM ptocMfwifl amwar fcr Umlratfd
anUoa, ate. *T?y it, ?ll yd
ender dj*heo of moat.
M?i i n
?APOLBOIf TBS THIRD
It in usual fur men lo frown upon n portion
in adversity. Not mnny years ago, the
Kinperor of tho French was hi narrow circumstances,
feeling the iron hand of n destiny
that seemed cruel: nnd, aftor a phase
or two, calculated to strike the mind with
astonishment, and with ti romance almost
realizing some Eastern talo, lie vaulted into
the saddle, seized the reins of government,
and stamped tho impress of his greatness on
the wide world. We say greatness, for call
it by what name one may, his plodding,
scheming, intriguing, gained success over
every competitor, and, since his occupation
of tho seat of einpiie, he has been a ruling
spirit in Europe and the world, in which he
has made his mark, affecting the utmost
bounds of civilization. Napoloon has commanded
respect. Tho London Times soon
changed its note when the sun of prosperity
shone on bim. England, in tbe lato war,
played but an inferior part?the expense
was hers, the renown, if any, belonged to
France and her ruler. This man has many
AnpmiAtt- flflfrnptnro niul TIa
has secret enemies nt liorae?open foes
abroad. The liberty of the press in England,
and the power of factions in the French
capital, have rendered his Chair of Suite no
sinecure; while, it is said, ho is subject to
sudden attacks of illness, and not a (ew
times his life has been aimed at by the disguised
assassin. But no man that ever
mounted the throne of France had a more
profound and astute knowledge of the people
composing the nation he governs. He
knows all about them. lie feels their pulse,
and can tell the state of tho sj-stem politic.
He knows how to suit the regimen and exercise
to the various conditions of those
around him. He has guided the helm of
State in such a way as to evince remarkable
prudence and discretion, and, whatever
interested parties may say, ho has done
well by his country.
France, under his rule, lias prospered.?
The arts, sciences, agriculture, commerce,
and nil that conduces to the prosperity of a
nation, flourish ; and for many yenrs Franco
has not been in such a condition of prosperity.
Her land forces, her naval armament,
her munitions, of war, are in a state commensurate
to her requirements; and the
spirit that pervades the whole, bespeaks no
common sagacity or foresight. It is common
to compare Napoleon to his uncle. But
they are but illy susceptible of comparison.
They are widely different in their talents,
characters and destinies. The caution and
shrewdness of Louis are as far ahead of the
half-insane impulses of Bonaparte, as tho
military renown of the last surpasses that
of the first. The circumstarces that belong
to each, are as different as can well
imagined, but in those tilings both are coincident?the
desire to extend their influence
beyond tbe French people, to consolidate
their power by centralization, and perpetuate
the sovereignty in their own family.
The first did not succeed. How far the second
may, is a problem, as interesting as
difficult of aolution. It is not our province
to speculate thereon, or a great many arguments
might be adduced in favor of each
view; the wholo wo leave to the 6liadowy
and mysterious future. Be that as it may,
the future historian will dwell upon the
success, magnificence, and equitable rule of
Napoloon the Third, and posterity will number
him among the men truly great.?
Tbt Comet Approaching.?Tlic comet
seen at Berlin on the 22d June, by Klinkcrfue,
and recognized at Paris on the 24th
of the same month, has been observed with
sufficient minuteness to trace itsorbit. From
the observations of Messrs. Villarccau and
Lepissier, at the Paris observatory, it is observed
to be far from its perihelion ; and
that it will increase in brilliancy as it approaches,
until it can be seen by the naked
eyo. It will, indeed, approach the sun,
at the same distance as the earth. It is
also ascertained by its movements, the position
of its perihelion and inclination to its
orbit, that it is not the comet of Charles V.,
which, it was calculated would return at
some indefinite period before 1880, and
wliich was recently annouueed for the 13tli
of June, to annihilate the eartb. Iu regard
to the query, u it this errant body and old
acquaintance, returning in accordance with
established laws, wliich may be observed
and calculated ; or is it a new comer, visiting
us for the first time!" It is impossible,
at present, to answer these questions; astronomera
must have to calculate its orbit
more closely, and to compare its movements
with those of similar visitors observed heretofore.
Two points, however, are settled.
It is not the comet of Charles V., and it
can do us no harm, in conseouenca of
# 3 remoteness
of its orbit from the earth's.?
At any rate, it will be eufficiently democratic
to be seen and enjoyed by all, and not
confined to the aristocracy of science,
A Fittl Woman.?The ladies are b<>coming
dangerously perfect. We really
don't know why they should not rise in
rebellion some day, and takeaway the reins
of government from us poor masculines.?
There are now two ladies stopping at Barretti,
on Cape Island. N. J., who are equal
to the best of us on bowling and shooting.
One of them made twelve ten strike* in
succession, and two hundred and eightyseven
points on her n#?*t mm? u#?i? ?
The other one, in the mean while, w?
booting a pistol mateh with two gentle*
men from this city. She hit the button six
time* in eight shot*, Hi ten paed, nod the
Oikr1?o shot* cafoe within seVen-eigbths
at twinging bloefc, iwe *sd ? half inches
in ^wdMtef.sad tfMkiit InMma iinn[
Tbm* wonld be ZZm*,
ronfcV going j?(o the ftitd to settle this Uu>t
lady* qoarreR?New York Mercury.
A FATHER'S SORROW.
At n public gathering, n few days ngo, n
fntlior sought his son, Into in Llio evening,
nmong the drunken rpble around llio whiskey
enrts, nnd persuaded liim to go homo.
The son was drunk ns the drunkest, nnd, in
return for his father's solicitude, lie cursed
1?ttn wifti n Knrriil stalls >iiw1 liitl Ikim ir\ rr>t
about his own business and let him alone,
lie reproached him with curses for not
toaching him better when ho was young
and utider his authority, and assured him
that he was now free and would exercise his
own pleasure as to his conduct, besides
warning him about meddling with him.?
With a sorrowful heart the old man turned
away leaving his son among the drunkards
as vile as the vilest. What that father's
feelings were we leave the reader to imagino.
Wo have no desire to reproach that father
for the course he pursued years ago with
bis son, or to add to the bitterness of his cup,
out wo uo desire to call tho attention ot parents
to the importance of teaching their children
to abhor the accursed poison that so brutalizes
those who imbibe it. Parents have
it iu their power, by strict abstinence themsolves
and by their judicious tuition, to so
rear their sons that, when they reach manhood's
estate, they will shun and abhor
everything that intoxicates. This cannot
be done if the parent drinks or any wise
countenances the practice. If he takes bis
dram, and if ho speakes to his family in a
sliurhtlv. sarcastic manner, nf tho. various
temperance organizations, lie may reasonably
cxpect his sons to be drunkards'and to
experience all tho sorrow, and anguish, and
bitterness incident to such terrible calamity,
ever, to being cursed by a drunken son.
We pity suck a parent?his cup of sorrow
is a bitter one and he might pi ay that
his gray hairs might find an early resting
place in the grave. The responsibilities ol
parents are great, very great, and happily
if, in tho evening of life, they can cast a
retrospective glance over the past and, say,
towards my children I have discharged every
duty, and warned them by preropt and example
of the snares and dangers that beset
life's pathway; if they hav<3 gone estray
and fallen into evil ways, it is because they
havo disregarded iny precepts and set at
| naught my counsels.? Spirit of the Aye,
Wash Your Own Laccs.?The difficul
ty of getting lace washed right, especially
out of a great city, is very great. Ever)
lady should therefore, know how to wash hei
own thread laces. If any fair reader is ig
norant of this nrt, we can teach her, in very
few words. Let her first rip off the lace
carefully pick out the loose I its of thread
pnd roll the lace very smoothly and securely
around a smooth black bottle, previously
, covered with old white linen, sowed tightly
on. Tack each end of the lace with a nee
die and thread, to keep it smooth ; and b<
careful in wrapping not to crumple or fohl
in any of tho scnllops or pearlings. Aftei
it is on tho bottle, tako some of tlio besl
sweet oil, and with a clean sponge wet tin
lace thoroughly to the inmost folds. IIav(
ready in a wash-kettle a strong cold lathei
of clear water, to prevent its bursting, cori
it well, and stand it upright in tho suds
with a string round tho nock secured U
tho ears or handle of the kettle, to prevent
its knocking about and breaking while ovei
the fire. Let it boil in the suds for an boui
or more, till the lace is clean and whito all
through. Drain off the suds, and dry it on
tho bottle in the sun. When dry, remove
the lace from tho bottle and roll it round a
wide ribbon-block; or lay it in long folds,
place it within a sheet of smooth while paper,
and press it in a large book for a few
" Genuine Imported?Surveyor Hart has
wired forty-five casks "geimiue imported French
brandy," which were the properly of a large distillery
firm in this city and Williamsburg. The
casks as well as the contents were made in this
vicinity, the hoops only being imported, and ol
genuine French willow. Instead of tho Costom
House brand, they had an ingenious imitaticn on
them, viz. "New York, March 1854?Lucy Jones
?Bordeaux?J. Ochrane, Surveyor." Mr. Cochrane'*
name was intentionally spelled in this
manner to avoid a prosecution, and is often
spelled by these " importers" in a variety of waysAs
uo fraud could be established, the casks were
subsequently released.?N. Y. Times.
A Wife's Retort.?A clergyman of our
acquaintance, being recently in company
where several ladies were present, his wife
among the number, And the reccnt crimes
of Mrs. Cunningham becoming the subject
of conversation, remarked, with a sort of
rogucish leer, that when a woman fell she
was far worse in her conduct than of the
other sex. 44 My dear husband," replied his
wife, "you will recollect that the height
from which she falls is infinitely greater."?
An admirer of dogs, having had a new
litter of a fine breed, a friend wished him
to put him down for a puppy ! " I set you
down for one a great while ago," was the
The question is discussed in some of tbo
Missouri papers whether raising hemp is a
good business. A rouo|i better business,
certainty, than being raised by it.
Why is a chicken running like a man
whipping his wifef Because it's a fowl
? m ?
A coquette is a rose-bush, from which
each young beau plucks a leaf, and the
thorns are left for the husband.
Compliant* are the ooin that people
pay a man to Mi faee; aareaema are what
they pa/ him out with behind his back.
MontresJJitu been selected by Queen
Victoria *sjb? permanent seat of govern
Wliy ia the letter G like the bud ? Becau*
it is the wnter of light.
$t)c Slbbcutl c Banner,j
PublUhod Evory Thursday Morning, by I
W. 6. DAVIS Editor.
T. B CREWS Publisher.
t xi n. avr iss:
Two Doi.tAitt |>er annum, if pnid in ndvauea;
Two Dot.i.Ann and Fifty Cents if not paid within
six months, and Tiihee Dom.ars if not pnid before
the end of thu year. All subscriptions not
: limited at the time of subscribing, will be con'
sidered ns indefinite, and will bo continued until
j arrearages arc puid, or at the option of the Proi
prietors. Orders from other States must iuvari
ably be accompanied with tlio Cttxh.
RATES OP ADVERTISING.
| The Proprietor* of tlio Abbeville Manner and
| Independent Prets, have established the follow j
itig rates of Advertising to be charged in both
Every Advertisement inserted for a less time
I than three months, will lie chai-Rcd by the inser
I lion ut One Dollar per Square (1$ incli?the
space of 12 solid liucH or less,) for the first insertion,
and Fifty Cents for each subsequent insertion.
%sr The Commissioner's, Sheriff's, Clerk's and
Ordinary's Advertisements will be inserted in
both papers, ouch charging half price.
Sheriff's Levies, One Collar each.
tsr a nnouncinc; a Candidate, Five Dollars.
Advertising an 1'Jstray, Two Dollars, to be
I paid by tlio Magistrate.
Advertisements" inserted for three months, or
longer, at the following rates:
1 square I', month* $ fi.OO
I square G months 8.0u
I square 'J months lO.Ou
1 square 1*2 months 12.00
2 squares 3 months 8.00
2 squares B months 14.00
2 squares 9 months 18.00
j '2 squares 1'2 months 2<).')0
I II squares 3 months 10.00
j :i squares t> months 10.00
i | 3 squares 9 months 21.00
3 square* 12 months '25.00
4 squares 3 iitoiiths 12.00
i 4 squares 6 months 20.00
4 squares 9 months 20.00
4 Hquures 12 months 30.00
, ft squares 3 months 15.00
5 squares (J months 25.00
6 squares 9 months 31.00
g squares 12 months 35.00
6 squares 3 months 20.00
6 squares t> mouths 30.00
I 6 squares 9 mouths 30.00
] 0 squares 12 months 40.00
7 squares 3 months 25.00
7 squares G months 35.00
t 7 squares 9 mouths 41.00
7 squares 12 months 45.00
t 8 squares 3 months 30.00
i 8 squares G mniuliH 40.00
8 squares 9 mouths 46.00
8 squares 12 mouths 60.00
Fruutions of Squares will be charged in propor.
tion to the above rates.
?3?" Business Cards for the term of one year,
will be charged in proportion to the space they
' occupy, at One Dollar per line spaco,
tsr v or all advertisements set in double column,
Fifty per Cent, extra will be added to the
I above rates.
DAVIS <fc CREWS.
LEE <fc WILSON,
r For Preta.
' rpiiE Proprietors of the Abdkvillk Banner
JL would respectfully inform the public that
' they are prepared to execute all kinds of Job
? Work with neatness and dispatch. Having
incurred considerable expense for printing materials,
they haveuo hesitancy in Buying that they
' are an well prepared, and can do as neat work
j as any other establishment in the up-country of
They will ulso keep on hand a complete as5
of which we lmve now on hand the following
r List, to which we elmll continue to udd until
. wo get a complete assortment:
Sum. Pro; Fi. Fa. on Sum. Pro.; Cn. Sa. on
s Sum. Pro.; Sub. Writs; Sub. Tickets in Law;
k Sub. Tickets in Equity ; Fi. Fa.; Ca. Sn.; Ca. Sa.
' in Case ; Copy Writ in Case ; Deeds of Conveyr
mice ; Declaration on Note; Commission to Ex,
amine Witnesses; Judgment by Confession in
' Assumpsit; Judg. on Writ of Enquiry, Damages
, Assessed by Clerk?Debt or Assumpsit, Judg.
by Confession in Debt, on Single Bill; Judgment
' on Writ of Enquiry, Damages Assessed by Jury ;
I judgment in Assumpsit at Issue. Plea Withdrawn
; Pontic Judgment on Issue Tried, Verdict
for Plaintiff; Mortgage for Personal Property ;
r Mortgage of Real Estate; Magistrates'Summons;
I Do. Executions ; Do. Recognizance ; Summons to
I May 28, 1857
: BOOTS AND SHOES!
Jf FOR CASH,
1,000 PAIR MEN S BEST KIP BROGANS.
1,000 pair Men's 2d quality BrogAns.
1,000 pair Men's 3d quality Brogaiis.
1,000 pair Women's Pegged Booteee.
1,000 pair Women's Pegged (2d quality) Bootees.
' r.nn nuir nnu'a k*?at VSrv
I? 1 600
pair Boj''s2d quality Brogans.
500 pair Youth's Brognns, various qualities.
500 pair Ladies' Gaiters, from $1.36 to $2.60.
500 pair Ladies'Slippers and Ties, fm 50c. to$1.60.
500 pair Misses' and Children 'a Shoes, 50o. to $1.25.
loO pair Gents' line Calf Bootst
100 pair Gents' fine Cloth Gaiter*.
200 pair Women's Goal Bootees.
2,000 pair Negro Brogmis.
1,000 House Servant's-Shocsi
Together with nil other kinds of Shoe* usually
to he found in n Shoe Store. Call and sew.
Just received uud for sale by
\V. S. WOOD,
185 Richardson Street, Columbia.
March 24, 1857. 48 ly
* ^ *?
The State of South Carnlinn
In the Common Pleat.
William WilUon, 1
vs. > Foreign Attachment.
Jas. A. Liddell. ) Thomson A. Fair, Attorneys.
WIIERKAS the Plaintiff did, on tli? eleventh
day of April, eighteen hundred and fiftysoven.file
his declaration against the Defendant,
who, it is sajd,is absent from and without the
limits of this State, and has neither wife nor
attorney kuowM within the same, upon whom a
copy of the said declaration might be served?
It is therefore ordered, that the said Defendant
do appear and pl?ad to the said declaration,
on or before the twelfth day of April, eighteen
hundred and fifty-eight, otherwise final and absolute
judgment will tbea be given and awarded
MATTHEW McDONALD, c.c.r.
Clerk's Officf, April 11, 1867 51?ly
r|^lIE Firm of WIER * MILLER was ft is
X day dissolved by mutual consent, the lint*
itation of the Partnership having expired. The
name of^h? Firm will be u?ed in the closing up
of the business, by either one of us.
All pereous indebted to us by Note or Account*
will please come forward and pay up as aoo%ae
convenient, as it is very desirable that the b**i
ness should be closed aa early as po**ib1c.
JOHN A. WIER,
G. McD. MILLER.
August 23, 1866. 19 tf
PEBRIN A COTHRAN.
lUoraeji at Law and Solution in Kqeily,
Office, the one formerly occupied
BY MoGOWAN A PERR1N,
J Ad. M P?WK, J*a. 8. Cotukan.
Jan. 1, 1861. 37 tf ;
WM. K. BLAKE,
Jk:ttomey at X?aw,
AND SOLICITOR IN EQUITY. ,
Will practice iu the Courts of Abbeville, Lau- 1
rent *nd Newberry.
OFFICE AT NEWBERRY C. H.
Oct. 14, 1866. Sft 'v j
NEW DTIUU STORE!
ralUK uiidfttBigncO, IJniggiat ntid Apothtcary,
JL lias jilst received n ??-ry complete stock of
Drugs and Medicinei,
aelectcd with tlio grontcKl care for thia market.
Ilia stock conaiats of erery variety usually found
in City Apothecary Shops.
l?x'tractN of all thu vegetable preparations
from the best Chemists.
'JTlm'.tni'CM prepared from the crude mate- ...
rial, mid warranted to l>e of the ntrength lain
down in the United States I'hnrmacoepn.
I* si tent Itlctli?*.iiie8, direct from the
mi\nuftinli?*%? ' -* *
vuvuji o? nicy nave ?rer b??n
sold in tliia place.
A very superior article of ISrnncljr, for
medicinal purpoiet only. Fine Old Ports, Madeira,
und Sherry Wines, Sclieidain Schnapps,
11 e will keep constantly a flno assortment of
I Confectioneries, Tobacco and Segar*.
It would be unnecessary to enumernto all the
I article*. To Physician*, lie pledges himself to
| till their orders wiih as good Medicines as can
bo obtained elsewhere ; and to his friends, lie
pledges like satisfaction an to the Goods and
terms. Call nt the Store formerly occupied as
the Post Office. J AS. H. RILEY.
Greenwood, S. C-i Nov. 1, 185G. 29-tf
1 T"? "
I .economy and Utility!
I rI M1E undernamed having purchased the Right
1. of Warlick's PLOW, Patented April
| ad, 1865, will sell Plantation Right*, per
I Plow $1.00
I Storks delivered nt Greenwood Depot, or
j residence of \V. P. llill 4.60
I Willi small Scooter 6.00
With Turning Shovel, for from $6.00 to 6.50
This Plow, from its simple structure, durability,
lightness of drought, ease of management,
adaptation to the ditrerent Shares used in th?
motivation of the farm, find consequent cheapness,
is commending iuelf to general ute as m
Superior Farming Implement wherever tried.
Greenwood, S. C., Oct. 6, 1856. 26-ly
We, the undersigned, having examined and
tried the War lick Plow, concur in the ahor?
commendations. JAIV1ES CRESWELL,
R. M. WHITE,
? ' ?
i .t, iji iks,
" G enth : I li j ve used tlie Plough yon sent m?
and hiii much pleased with it. 1 think it the
bent Plough I have ever used. It combines economy
and utility in a high degree. It breuls tip
the soil well and to n good depth, with one mule.
I oin bo well pleased with it, that I want mora
of thein. * *
" Very respectfully yours,
THOS. U. PERRIN."
An Unlimited Number Wanted.
THE undersigned is mill in the market for
Land Warrants. Prices, however, at prevent
are much depressed ; though he will pledge
himself to pay as much aB can be had for them
in any market. Remittances made at their high*
est market value, by Sight Drafts on New York
or Charleston, for all Warrants sent to me by
I Address W. C. DAVIS,
Abbeville C. IIn S. C.
Sept. S, 185G. 20 If
A - TT. MILLS,
IOWA, WISCONSIN AND MINNESOTA
AT DUBUQUE, IOWA.
PARTICULAR attention paid to the lociling
of Lund \Varruntn for persons Soulli, on v
the finest selected Timber and Prairie Lands.
Warrants loaned to settlers on one year's time at
40 percent. Interest, charging 81.25 per Aera
for Warrnnt. Tnxos paid, Collections made and
reunited for in Sight Exchange. Money loaned
at high rules of Interest. Investments made.?
Uncurrcnt money bought, Ac.
(JjT Refers to Wm. U. Davis, Esq., Abberill*
C. H., S. C.
Sept. 3, 1856. 20 tf
THIS STATE OF SOUTH CAROL!> A,
Abbeville District ?In the Common Pleat.
Amos Clark, jr., ) Attachment.
ii?. > McGowan &. Perrin
Jnmes A. Liddell. J PlfT's Att'ys.
WHEREAS, the Plaintiff did, on the thirtyfirst
day of October, 1856, file his d^plaralion
against the Defendant, who (as it is said) is
abHent from and without the limits of this State,
and has neither wife nor attorney knuirn witbra
the same, upon whom a copy of the said decla
ration iiiigni up nerved. It in therefore oidered, ,
that the said Defendnnt do appear and plead to
the said declaration, on or before the first day of
November, which will be in theyear of our llord
Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-Seven, otherwise final
and absolute Judgment will then be given and
awarded against him.
MATTHEW McDONALD, a c. r.
Clerk's Office, Oct 30, 1856. 29 ly
The State of South Carolina.
Abbeville District.?In the Common Pleas.
James T. Buskin, i Attachment.
vs. > Buskin, PITb Attorney.
Jumes A. Liddell. )
WHEREAS the Plaintiff did, on the eighteenth
day of October, eighteen huudred and
fifty-six, file hit* declaration Against the ^>efendant,
who, (it is said,) is ubsent from and without
tho limits of this Slate, and has neither wife nop
attorney known within the same,'upon who^p a.
copy of the said declaration might be verred:
It is therefore ordered, that the a^id Defendant
do appear and plead to the said declaratioq^on
or before the nineteenth day of'October eighteen;
hundred and fifty-seven, otherwise mial aftd jtb*^
solute judgment-will then be given 9Md awarded *
against him. >* ' ' ?
M ATTHJBW -McDONACD, c.c.t..-,' .
'Clerk'" Office, Oct 18,' 1806 ;St ly ' " '
?^?? * - ^ . . >*
; S. McGOWAlJ, - '
Attorney At laaw
Offioe in Law lUag^ ' ' v"
Wc*t r or to Thomson Fdirf) - .
ABBEVILLE C. M. '
Jan. 8. 1857. 87
' ?Tust ZtecelvcdU
SIX UOZBIf * ? * ' kj&ff'
CHAMBERS A MARSBAtt.'
March 18, 1657. V ^
pg* Thfr friend* of.^to^EPB X< liQOllB ir
spectfuljy announce him a Cifo^date l^3$eriff .
ai the ensuing election. ' Jf ,
Hi" JThe friend* df M ATTHKW It CfaSl*RAN
respectfully announce Jiin^a .candidiM*
for Sheriff of Abbeville Dj?lrict> ^h^eH?Tte? I3T
The frieada of MATTSfcW; '
ALD, announce him a Candidate far frajflifliw)
for Clerk, M the enauing'eWcttoa. 4 - .
?? " ? ??
HT The Ajends of C. H. -ALLEN Maona*
mm u a Candidate for Clerlt of d|a CtffM
the ensuing election. - "*
tr The friend* of NIMROD McCORD Respectfully
announce him as a Caadi<fa|4 |B< 8l|f
in at the ensuing Election. ^.^7- *
BT The numerous firtancU of Col. T.
ERTS respectfully announce him * CtoM*U
for 8heriff attlie next eAction. ~ '? -> .
|y The friends of D, W. HAlfT^ONI
respeotfully nuounoehifcj aCpAdidafee for&feariff
of Abbeville District, at tW .
~t^Th7frie^7 or W. W. GRIFFI^.^
ipeotfully njuounce him aa a ?<tadid*l*.ftr
Sheriff at the ensuing election. }&"
The friends of JAMES H. CoW^tfeiomicehim
u'. a Candidate for Sheriff at thect^ui