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OLD SERIES, VOL. 16.
CLARKSVILLE, TEM., FRDAY, JANUARY 24, 1868.
OLD SERIES, NO. 35.
LIHVOOD UNDIIIG I
JOHN J. THOMAS & CO.
TriR UNDERSIGNED HAVE FORMED
n partuenbip under the above style, fur the
purpose or doing a general
Forwarding, Storing and Com
, mission Business,
This warehouse is situated a few hundred
varus below Trice', on Cumberland rierj
It ii Fire-proof, and entirely above high
water mark. There Ii (rood turnpike
road leading to It, and It is tbe nearest point
on the river to Christian county.
JOHN J. THOMAS will give his ondlvl
ded time and attention to lb receiving,
weighing, inspecting and selling all the To
bunco consigned to tbe house.
A comfortable sale room will be fitted up
in Providence. gjujuSalee every week.
JOHM J. THOMAS,
. JAMES W. PARISH. -SAM'L
l.inwood Landing, Tcnn, Aug. 0, '07-tf.
W. J. M'CORMAC,
Wholesale and Retail Grocer,
ANU DBALKB IN-
ALL USDS OF COUNTRY PRODUCE,
11H TlilrU Street.
Order forOoods o Manufactured Articles,
filled with promptness and at tbe lowest
market price, consignments 01 every as-
soi iption carefully attended to.
June 21, 1867-tf
DR. J. M. LYIlItllNH
m.y be found at bis office, 2d floor of the
Chronicle building, at all hours, unless pro-
fesslenally absent. '
March 1, 1867-tl
DR. H. M. AC2.EE,
Office on corner of 3d and Madison streets,
immediately between tbe Railroud Passen
ger Depoland tbe Court-bouse.
Jan. 11, 67.
W. H. ARMSTRONG,
WEST SIDE ri'BLIC SQl'ARK,
March 1, 1867-tf.
TDRNBULL, KIRBY & CO.
Cotton and Tobacco Factors
,o. 9, I'nlon Street,
Ma. S. R. Skat, Agent, will attend to ma
king uihnui't'j on Produce consigned to this
Sept. 14, lf67-ly.
W. II. AltMHTRONO.
MANUPACTU II EllS
Of tbe most approve! patterns of
Wronght Iron Cooking Stoves,
TIN AND SIIKCT IKON WARE,
And dealers in all kinds of
Cast Iron Cooking
and Heating Stoves,
REPAIRING AND GUTTERING
Ine in the moat approved manner, on
short uotice. Jan. 3, lBOH-tf
E. M. THOMAS,
Attorney at Law,
Uffirc, ovrr Thomnn, Nrblrtt I fo.'i
CLARKSVILLE, - TENN.
(Vt, Z 1867-ly.
W. A. PKFFUR, Esq.,
Is prepared with a proper blanks and
forms I'ur any business under the Bankrupt
1 aw. Parties wishing to avail themselves
of the law will find It to (heir advantage to
consult him. Charges very reasonable.
July t, 1667-lf
" PAINTING ,
llti I Iikij; l iiijr, Caluie
liifcf, Vo., V".
W. P. Llndlcy,
EAI.KR IN WALLPAPER, WINDOW
Pire Screens, Faints of Eve
ry Description, Window
Glass, Fatty, dec
Two or three good workmen wanted.
Taints suited ready for use.
gafjuSbop at Fowler s Hall.
rVpt. 14, 186-tf
ClarksvUle Planing Mill I
B.IRKSDALK, ( LARK k (().,
arausas and MANi-rACTi ssaa or
K'h, Hours Blind, Dour and Vt ludow
Frames, Moldings, rtr.
Pressed Flouiiug and Wcatherhoardlug and
all oilii T lumber inM'my fur builJiug pur-i.i-c,
neatly golieu up -all a reasonable
Mi'l niniated on I i....u Mrctt, at the llig
C. C. ROACH & CO.,
Cotton and Tobacco Factors,
Ho. 28, Carondelet Street,
Nov.fl, 1867 ly .
A. F. SuiTn, tali o Bmitk Tvrnley. ,
D.B.ntrrcuiMos, late e Hukkinfi f Grimier
SMITH & HUTCHIKGS,
CLAIUVfLLE . . IMXK8SIE.
Nor. a, 186T-ly.
R. T. TORIAN,
Cotton and Tobacco Factor,
63 CARONDOLET STREET,
ttriL,iberal advances on all consignment.
Jan. 17, 1868-6ra
B. O. TIATMAM,
C0TT0X AXD TOBACCO FACTORS,
M CARONDOLET ST- 1
Jan. 10, '08-tf.
SIM. R. ROGERS,
Will attend to the Sale of Property.
either on the street or in tha country.
uec. e, iasT-om.
PLANTER'S PRIZE SCREWS, SHINGLE
MACHINES, SUGAR MILLS,
BRASS AND IRON
Prompt attention given to orders for repairs
And all kinds of Machinery, and Machine
Uiiifk.xoiiUiinj ni'ittly nnd promptly dune.
J. A MATES 4 10.
March 8, 1807-1.
HoiIACI II. Ll'RTON, F. C. Macrt,
ClttrkiviUe, Tcnn. Naihvillt, Ttnn.
LURTON & MAURY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Special attention paid to practice in Courts
tuOtlice, on Strawberry Alley opposite
Feb. 15, 'C7-lf
C. J. 811 ITU. J. W. AKDKHttON. . J. BUBNS.
SMITH, ANDERSON & CO.,
158 West Fourth St., and 110 Elm st.,
All goods warranted of th best material
BX Manulactory, North-west cor. Pearl
and Kim streets.
Oct. i l-67-6in.
W. H. & D. M. D0RRIS.1
Stoves, Tinware, Castings,
Grates, and House Fur-
Every description of TlilWiro
made up in good style.
ROOHXJ and UlTTKUISG promptly
I-II. P. ixmnia will superintend the
work and SHlearoom.
Kept. 6, 1807-tf
SOMETHING NEW !
ROBINSON'S PATENT REVOLT
ING PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS,
Just the Thing Long Needed!
Nothing More Appropriate for a Hol
iday or t urlHtnia Present.
'all and examine them at my Gallery,
West side Suuare, Clarksville, Tenn.
W. H. ARMSTRONO.
Nov. ?9, '67-tf.
PLASTERS, ATTKNTION I
Bolktr vit Wooden TVirs Screvt ul an End.
We are now prepared to furnish Planters
with a durable Iron Prise Screw of our own
Mnuufartura, compu te, at the tow price of
f J 5. These Screws are suitable for small
Eitra Large Siie manufactured, as usual
complete, at $U0.
Theta Screws are adapted to the use of
Couutry Bu) ers and large plauters.
II. R. Ul'RSLEV Is pn-iiaredto grind cora
meal, lu any quantity, at bis mill, Bear tbe
Pig Pond, oo Franklin Stroet.
J. A. 1UTKS k CO.,
Has not Arrived, but
0. II. MORRISON & Co's
. ' '
n rroci or
haTt, and It comprises all the substantial as!
wait at tbe choicest Injuries to be found In
any establishment of tha kind In the city.
We hare oa band an
STAPLE AND FANCY
All or tbe Choicest Brandt and Su
Families would do well to par
chase their Supplies from
us, as all our.Goods are
and will be sold
CALL AXD EXAMINE OUR STOCK!
C. H. MORRISON & CO.,
Nearly Opposite the Court Douse,
Dec. C, 1807-3m.
First National Bank,
OF CLARKSVILLE, TKXX.'
Corner of Public Square, opposite Nations
WILL DO A
Issues no circulation incurs no risks.
Special attention paid to collections and re
mittances made on day of payment.
Geo. II. Warfield, Thoe. P Petus, B. W.
Macrae, Jr., O. W. Ilillman. .
8. F. BKAIMOXT, Frei't.
W. r. HUME, Cashier.
Nov. 10, '67-ly
NATIONAL HOTEL I
T. D. SCOTT,
Feb. , '66-tf
HlIOItT Sc CO.,
Cotton and Tobacco Factors
Sept. 6, 1867-lf
NEW BAKERY 1
WE WOCLD RESPECTFULLY 1N
form the aitiseoa of Clarks'ville and vk-iniiy
that wa have secured the services ot a tint
daaa baker, and an, prepared to furnish, at
Bread and Cakes, of all kinds,
and all thnea. Cakes ornamented In auy
style when desired.
L1UON k ELY.
Aag. 3, 1867.-tf.
R. B. TARPLEY &CC0.
o t t :vy:mi::s tal
R. W. THOMAS...... EDITOR.
In the impartial history of the lat
War, yet to bo written, the people of
the North are destined to occupy a
very unenviable attitude on the very
points upon which they base their
claims to parity of motives in origi
Dating and prosecuting that war.
Those points are the maintainance of
Constitution and the preservation of
he Union. Under this war cry, the
northern people became frantic, each
vicing with the other whioh should
be the first to enlist for the crusade
against that monster, the South, that
was attacking the citadel of Ameri
can liberty. In their phrensy, they
were dead to all the instincts of hu
manity and regardless of all the rules
of civilised warfare, and robbed the
widow and the orphan, burned the
roofs that sheltered them and des
troyed in their march all that eould
not be profitably remitted to their
own homes. And to-day, jewels and
clothes and plate and furniture and
pictures dooorate tho wives and par
lors of those brave defenders of the
constitution and Union who canfoun-
ded theft with potriotism, aud mur
der and brutality with tbe rights of
man. After four years of enormities
rarely perpetrated outside of heath
endom, and the sacrafice of hundreds
of thousands of fellow beings, the
North was victorious, the war was at
an end, and now, if it bo not treason,
we would ask, where are the Constitu
tion and Union ?
History will answer that the disu
nion which the South could not effect,
has been accomplished by the very
people who fought and stole and lied
for its preservation, and that, by the
same parties, the Constitution was
killed and buried in the grave of civ
il liberty. From these facts, poster
ity must infer that the plea for the
war was a lie, and the correctness of
the inference will bo established by
the additional fact that so soon as
slavery was abolished, the rampant
dcfvndcrs of the Constitution and
noisy Union-shriekers folded their
arms and looked on not only compla
cently, but enoouragingly, whilst the
institutions for whiah they, profess
edly fought, were destroyed by the
bold usurpations of a single Depart
ment of the government.
The conclusion from all this, must
be that it would have been better for
humanity, natioal honor, the cause of
liberty and political justice, if the
South had been permitted to go in
peace, since the opposite policy re
sulted in the destruction of all the
safeguards of liberty in both sections,
severed the Union and heaped upon
the government and its armies a load
of crime and dishonor from which
no effort can free them.
The war was the offspring of cal
culating hypocricy and blind fanati
cism, and its results the work of
fiends in human form, their motives
were as base as their objects were
unpatriotic and destructive, and the
end justifies the assertion. We are
proud to know that, amid the crime
and desolation wrght by the pre
tended friends of the Constitution
and the Union, Aha motives and eon
duct of the dead Confederacy erect
themselves as an imperishable mon
ument of horoie dovotion to the cause
of liberty. Every act of the Kadiculs
since the close of the war has been an
addtional vindication of the South,
and the man is not of sane mind who
can consoienciously blame) it for
seeking to be soperated from tbe law
less and heartless, and heartless, and
hypocritical wretches who, for more
than six years, have administered,
cursed and degraded the government,
themselves and the people.
' . .
By retiring from the War Dopart
mont, Grant has thrown himself into
tho arms, of the Radicals and that in
defiance of his superior officer. It
seems to bo part of the Radical pro
gramme to ahow their contempt for
the people by insulting the President
on all occasions. Grant has com
mitted an act of gross insubordina
tion as a bid for Radical fuvor and
because he consiJes himself beyond
the reach of the punishment he so
richly deserves. His conduct gives
an additioual complication to the
PrcsiJontial question. It knocks
Chase out of the ring very effectually
unless he can enter it again, by play
ing Conservative and, by his decisions
in the Supreme Court, rally to his
support such of his party as are not
willing to soo the Republic over
thrown and a despotism established
the South, with a view to securing
its vote, but as Dictator of the tea
provinces, and backed by Congress,
Grant will be able to keep them from
voting at all unless they vote for
It is more than probable that Con
gress will enact a law for the suspen
sion of offiocrs , during impeachment,
and that their next blow at the Pres
ident will be the hurried passage of
a bill of impeachment, and then his
immediate suspension and ultimate
removal. As auxiliary to this move
ment, it is being so adjusted that the
President shall have no control over
the disposition of troops, lest he may
call aroudd him a sufficient force to
defend his . constitutional rights
against further invasion. When all
this is done, he willbe powerless to
help himself or the country.
Hons, January 14, 1868.
Ma. Editob. I am an old friend of yours,
(though not a old man,) albeit yon may
not know me under my assumed name,
and which is snora to tha purpose, I am a
paying subscriber to your paper. I write
my Dear sir, to congratulate you on tbe
stand yon have taken In favor of the De
mocracy, knowing that yon wars an Old
Line Whig, and being well acquainted with
your life-long opposition to the Democratic
party. I could not but feel that in your
leading editorial of the 10tb Inst, yon had
given another evidence, and one which none
but man of strong and lasting convictions
could appreciate, of patriotism of the purest
kind, of the most exalted character. I con
gratulate yon sir, on the stand yon have
taken and on the advice you gave your read
ers in tha article referred to. To conserve or
preserve tbe present order of things la the
State of Tennessee is what bat few of tbe
thinking men of the State desire. So much
for the Conservatives (so-called). And as to
the Independents I have been running "on that
line" too much all my life, and will just say
to my Brother Independents (if there ever
was any Brotherhood among Indtpmdenti),
that I find It very difficult "to fight it out on
that line," and to remind them of the motto,
"united we stand, divided we fail" Let us
then, Americans 1 Freemen! not of an hoar,
but home-reared and practiced Freemen, arise
from our slumbers, our slough of despond,
and grapple this mighty error, this progress
ive absurdity that is about to take the already
half civilised negroes back Into the Jungles
of Africa, and tbe white race along with
them. ; What would the mighty wrong, "so-
called, of bringing barbarians here and half
civilizing them, even if we aid make them
work for an honest livelihood, be, compared
with now sinking the negro to his former
status and dragging the white man down
with him, down from bis lofty pedestal of
moral, social and political worth. And this
wa are told by Puritanical New England is
our sacred duty : we are to Africanize, bru
talize, niiscegenationlze our land for the sake
of these sweet scented sons and daughters of
Ham, and at the tp dixit of the 'Please
God Barebones Cod Fish Aristocsacy" of
New England. But this, Mr. Editor, is all
balderdash. They know better than this;
they know there is no sacred duty in the
matter at all, at all. It is the loaves and
fishes, sir, the control of the government, it
is getliug to be a big thing, and it pays
handsomely to run tbe machine and Quashee
Sambo's vote counts as much as yours. It
this Government is not saved by tbe Democ
racy, and that sjieedily, it will become a
stench iu the nostrils of all Christendom. A
political cesspool such as tha world never
saw before, corruption without and corrup.
tion within, in high places and low places,
from Gen. Butler to Hunnlcutt. But let us
all put our hands to the oars, as yon say, and
soon the old Democratic ship will tide safely
at anchor in the Capital and thea I trust all
will be well again.
Yours in the effort to rescue tbe country
from the madness of the hour,
A Fasmis Usdss DirricDLTiu.
Tub Nxw Wkukt Bill. Tbe following
is a copy of ths bill which has been passed
by Congress relative to ths collectioa of the
tax on distilled spirits:
"Be it enacted, etc. That from and after
this data, no distilled spirits shall be with
drawn or removed from any warehouse for
purposes of transportation, rectification,
change of package, exportation, or for any
other purpose whatever, until the full tax on
such spirits shall have beea paid; and all
acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the
provisions hereof, are hereby repealed."
- - m .
Tub Sprluficld (III.) Rtpublictm Informs
all interested that the negro and Southern
question will not be the foremist one in tbe
Presidential election. It says :
Ths great question which mnst be met
and decided in the next Presidential cam
paign will be the adjustment of the National
debt and the reduction of the people's Usee.
There wil be no reconstruction under Radi
cal rule.'he whites will never submit te
negro rule. AU that is settled the people
are la possession of all tha information they
drsire upon tbe negro issues. What they
want to know now-what they are fully re
solved upon Is to know what tha Radicals
propose to do, and what tbe Democrats pro
poae to do, to reliave them speedily of debt,
taxation, despotism end tyranny. Tbe Rad
icals will strive la vain to dodge the real,
living issues of tbe day which the people
are furoing upoa tiirm.
IjuCxctioi ScsTAiKKn. We learn from '
lli Gallatin Examiner that the Injunction of I
4' l.ll t . -I ... .1,. -tT.i.a
Judire Campbell, in reirard to tha affaiis or
that town was enforced last week by tbe
rea-ular meelinu of ths old board of officers
whiuh transacud tha usual business, and as- i
sessrdthe taxes ot 1868. The rales are
about ths same as last year, with an in-1
crease on tippling licenses from f 30 to SI SO.
Aa old hachelor, seeing tbe words "Faml.
TO KISS B 8 Of KHTVCKT.
Tbe God of Lore hath est bis seal
Upon thine open brow,
And noble spirits only kneel
To such aa one as toon.
I pray yon will not deem it wrong
That I should sing of thea,
Or think, In words of living song,
And untaught minstrelsy.
May all that's bright and beautiful
Around thy pathway shins ;
May Love and Beauty, a'er for then.
There loveliest wreaths entwine.
Would I had been the "Knight" of that
Who crowned thee Queen Too happy
For where, beneath tbe axnre dome afar,
A Queen so fulr 7 A star so bright T
Too happy "Knight" to touch thy shining
To win one glance, or smile from eyes tike
To gaxe, one moment, on a face so- fair ;
To lay one offering on so pure a shrine.
All beauteous Queen I Lot at thy feet I
And crown thee Queen of all, ibrevermore,
Oh, violet eyes, I still have power to feel,
Though Hope's enchantments come to me
C. V. C".
THE RADICALS iXD THEIR DUMMY.
Tbe New York World forcibly argues that
the longing for Grant aa their candidate, by
certain of the Radical leaders, is a confession
of the weakness of that cause, as demonstra
ted by recent events ; that they dare not
choose a man with positive and pronunced
Radical views, but seek, under f we and feath
ers and gilt stars and gunpowder glory, to
delude the people. It thus dissects the great
epaulletted dummy :
What has the fact that General Grant com
manded certain of our armies to do with ther
momentous political issues now before us 7
What light can he shed on these groat ques
tions 7 He has contributed no more to tbe
political thought of the couutry than tbe
horse on which he rides. If bis horse
were talked of for President: we eould set
just as many political ideas out of him, as
anybody oas succeeded: In getting out or bis
rider. Geneial Grant, the victor, is of just
as uiue political signincance as was Uaptain
Grant, the tanner. That the tanner rose to
be General is no argument either for negro
governments in tbe South or agauut tbem.
What eould be more contemptible and irrele
vant than to ssy, " General Grant fought the
battle of the Wilderness, therefore the ne
groes are qualified to govern the Sooth ;"
" General Grant, by vast superiority of num
bers, defeated General Lee, therefore tbe
Southern States are not in tbe Union 7"
But it this be not tbe reasoning which con
nects General Grant with reconstruction,
what U it 7 He may say "yea" to tbe Re
publican policy because the Republicans pro
pose to nominate him ; be may say " no" to
the Democratic policy because tbe Democrats
do not propose to nomiuate him ; but any
sensible man is as capable of this reach of
statesmanship as General Grant. But what
is he capablt of contributing, to the eluci
dation of the great questions which occupy
tbe public mind 7 lie has never been credi
ted with an original idea even in military
strategy. His success was due to bard fight
ing and unsparing expediture of life ; the
success of superior numbers, not of superior
brains. A man who Is no tninker in his own
profession Is not likely to be a thinker out of
iu Is a political zero plus a pair of epaulettes
competent to solve great questions of public
policy 7 Nobody oas ever cared to know
what General Grunt thinks on nubile Ques
tions, but only to know on tciich tide be
thinks. It is taken for granted that his po
litical capacity is only sufficient to chose a
parly, not sufficient to throw any new light
on a policy. But Is this a time for poverty
of thought to take the place of statesman
ship 7 Shall the country set up a dumb idol
when it needs ths inspiration of a god 7
Touching the Puritans.
Who was the first Puritan 7 Sntan. Un
doubtedly that Illustrious malignant was the
real original historically, as be is metaphysi
cally the true type of the Puritanic character.
He set up tbe banner of revolt in heaven be
cause of bis purist notions. Things were not
done as be thought they should be, and be
determined to force bis principles on the ma
jorityjust as if he had been In Massachu
setts be "agitated ana got nimseit tnorwn
out the window. His name signilies tbe Ad
versary. That is Puritanism, in a word.
Puritans are the adversaries wherever they
are. Put tbem down in a monarchy, and
they are the adversaries of monarchical
principles; In a republic, and tbey equally
oppose republicanism. Put tbem in church,
and they quarrel with all the poiuts of doc
trine, one by one, till tbey get religion work
ed to Presliyterinuism. Asseut, then that they
shall all be Presbyterians If they choose, and
in fifty years it turns out that they are such
common adversaries of even that chosen wor
ship that they have split into fifty strips of
shadow, and their piety and doctrine seem In
theology like the triturations of a bomwpalh
lc apothecary. Satan'squarrel with God was
about Adam. Us had no doubt a very good
thing of it before that; but he hated Adam
from the moment of the creation, and that
hatred to our ancestor, which tbe bad-tampered
scoundrel expressed in offensive terms,
brought oo the difficulty. He was, according
to the report made by a distinguished Puritan,
tumbled from tbe ery Hal battlements of heav.
en atja polut directly over bell, and frll into tbe
fire. ' As soon as he recovered from the Inju
ries (he had a bottle of Wolcott's Pain Paint
in bis pocket) he went to Paradise and began
bis opera lions against Adam as the original
cause of his troubles, determined that the
good old gardener should never have comfort
or ease on earth. Could there be mora abso
lute Puritanism t la the history that re
eounta tbe miseries of Job we see tbe first
Puritan following out the same plan wretch!
ed, morbid, quarrelling, eompiaiuing, sore
headed, because there was some one happy;
going to and fro in tbe earth and traveling
up and down la it not to enjoy tbe sunebtue
and the scenery, not to gaxe with wander on
Moot Hlane or dine at Vefoor's as any res
pectable fellow would if he had the chance
.imnl to sacral blaik b la and vent
i, ...i kirk un a world of trouble be
Job was aa honest man and
- ji . t. t .1.
hi,n foirin God. and bavins nlentv of tbe
. -u. Df Adam. Even to this day the
old Adam" is what the Puritans niost bate,
k.i it,- .r. mini de.imu.tu bura and whin I
!, flh. world: and in tha very phrase we see
uminur-ace of their aureelry. Truly the
na( of tbe very Devil and worthy of
their father. .Y. Y. Herald.
'How sharp yonr toe nail Is, said Paddy.
UPRIGHT AND FEARLESS.
The InStptnienr of the Judiciary Pnctitally
Aeee rind A ITobl Stand Agmnet Milita
ry Umrpahon A TVs at Arm Ettwrcn
Judy AtdrieK V Sooth Otrolma. and Sa-
.trap Canby Inttrrftling and Inetrmetive
- 10 mny understand tbe following corres
pondence, the reader shonld remember that
in September or October last, Gen. Canby
Issued an order requiring the courts of South
Carolina to empannel their juries from the
list of registered voters, the majority of
whom were negroes. When Judge Aldrlch
convened his next court, be refused to obey
the order, and proceeded to form his Juries
according to the laws of the State, then
force and unrepealed. Whereupon Gen. C.
- suspended " Judge A and, though not
removing" him, ordered him to discontln.
ne the exercise of his office. Judge A. seb-
mitted, and the following is tbe sequel :
Babmwbll, 8. C, December 17, 1867
sib: i nave dcco informed l bat Mr. Hood
the Treasurer of tbe State, has been instruc
ted oy yon not to pay my salary after the
sist or October.
When I received yonr special order No.
183, suspending me, I did not suppose yon
Kuuea k aeprive me or we property In
my office. It never occurred to ma that, be
cause I could not conscientiously carry out
-wr genenu oraers aa 10 Junes, I was to be
punished by being deprived of the salary,
which in the Impoverished state of tbe eonn
try, Is ths'only means left to me for the sup
port of my family.
I trust that it is onlv necessary to bring to
juur nouce ine laci inai ins Judra baa a
property in his office, end thai durine his
suspension, he cannot ba lemllv denrivad nf
As 1 have no Idea that yonr purpose Is to
inflict a personal injury on one who, I
trust, has shown as himself as zealous
end honest In the discharge of his dalles
as yon bare in the discharge of yours,
I therefore respectfully submit this question
to your more mature consideration, in the
hope that, upon investigating the legal pro-
posuion, you win see you bare unintention
ally done me an injustice.
Very respectfully, yonr obedient servant,
A. P. AumicH,
Law Judire of 8outh Carolina.
MnJ. Gen. Canby, commanding district.
Hbadwabtiba Sbooko Militabt District,
Chabliston, 8. C Januarv 4th. 1868 A.
P. Aldrich, Barnwell Court-house, S. C
Sib t I have the honor to acknowledge the
receipt of yonr communication in relation to
tbe salary claimed by yon, as Judge of tbe
Court of Common Pleas and General Ses
sions, and state in reply, that, as your action
tnvoled a serious delay In the administration
of justice, and Imposed upon the State, In lu
Impoverished condition, additional expeiases
for the maintenance of prisoners, and for
holding special terms of the courts in several
of tbe Jistrictsof the Southern circuit, I did
not consider it proper or just to add to those
burdens by authorising compensation to be
mane ior services met were not rendered.
Very respectfully, sir, your obedient ser
nt, Ed. R. 8. Caubt,
, Brevet Major General Commanding.
HARswELb, Jan. T, 1 868- Sib: I reply
immediately to your note of the 4th January
I did not expect, and did not ask, that you,
a military commander, would consider the
constitutionality of the reconstruction acts.
But 1 did expect that vou would nftint to the
clause In those act which empowered you to
iibjvuu mm 1 1 vis un penormance or ine du
ties of my office, and to deprive me of mv
property in that office, by ordering the State
Treasurer to withhold the salary which tha
State contracted to pay me wheal wasoom
sioned one of her J udges. Yon will remem-
oer, mat I am still a Judge of South Carolina.
Vou have not ventured to remove me ret.
aud if you had, yon cannot deprive me of my
office. Vou cannot point to any authority
in the acts, but excuse your injustice and
usurpation by savins, "that as tout action
involved a serious delay in the administration
of justice, and imposed upon the State, In iu
impoverished condition, additional expenses
foi tbe maintenance of prisoners, and far
holding special terms of thecourts in several
of the districts in the Southern Circuit, I did
not cousmer ii proper of just to add to Uiose
hardens by authorising compensation lor ser
vices mai were not n-yjtered. '
I Indisoantly renal this slander. I was la
tbe actual performances of my duties, under
me laws oi me state or ooutn uarollua, that
had conferred on me my judicial office, and
to whom, alone, I am accountable. When
you, by a higb-bauded usurpation of author
ity, not conferred on you by any law ot Con
gress, or article of war, suspended me in tbe
very effort, I was making to administer jus
tice to a eutferiug people. What justicb was
to be eduaiutsurwi by such juries as you had
directed to be drawn 7 Vou know or should
have known, that your order as to juries, was
not authorized by any act of Congress.
Vou Know or should bare known, that ju
ries, selected as you directed, presented the
most serious impediment to the edminlstra
tiou of justice. You know or should have
known, that my oath of office prevented me
from carryiug out yeur order aud yet as a
mere partisau, without oensiderlag the dig
nity of my position, tha character of my be
loved S'ale, or the responsibility of your
own station, in the very wantonness of pow
sr, you put upon me aa indignity which was
unworthy of ths great government you re
present, and I must add, appears to me now
to be not ouly resentful, but unmanly., Lbt
toob saoTiixa orricsus or tub old 'abut
As a consrlencions Judge and a man of
honor, l could not carry out your order who
out violating my oath of office. I said so
frankly. Vou suspended me. I yielded
without a murmur, and bow, because 1 bare
a conscience that will not permit me, as I
think, to violate my oath of office with high
handed tyranny, you not only deprive me of
the digniiy of that office, but rob me of Its
siiDinrt. and then Insultinslv tell me that
my "action li involved a serious delay iu
the administration of justice," forgetting
that it was your own unauthorised and offi
cious interference with tbe laws of the State
that placed tbe first and only Impediment in
the way of justice. With what consistency
can yon talk about the "linpoveriahed con
dition" of the Slate, wbrn ouly oa tbe Sd
of December last, yoc Issued general order
No. 139, assessing a tax for the vary salary
ydu have directed tha Treasurer to withhold,
and did actually make an appropriation for
its payment? How done it help lbs people
of an impoverished State, to wring taxes out
of tbem, which you afterwards direct to be
locked up in the tieasury 7
Why trouble yourself about Slate bur
dens, when the people, (I mean white peole,
tax-payers,) with singular unanimity ap
prove my course and sustain me under my
present trials 7
tie, sir, I am not deceived, nor is tbe coon
try, by this mere subterfuge. Vou cover
this bold and bad attempt, to destroy the
iudepaadeaee of the judiciary, at tbe same
tima, that you maka your effort to Meak
down tbe great bulwark of liberty TUB
TBI At r icsv wilt a very flimsy veil.
I mnilm-ti'l vmi m r li'rM'i! of l.tnfrv
what a patriotic officer can do, whose desire
m wv un. uv vuiMu. w m prostrate anta
But 1 do not complain. My only pnrpose
bow is to repel yonr unjust and cruel asper
sion, and to put on record my protest against
your monstrous tyranny.
1 will leave my native State to-morrow, in
deep sorrow and despondency, to seek a sup.
port for my wife and children, la hospitable
Georgia, where I am assured of a hearty
welco-ne. Thank God, la my temporary ex
ile for I am earning back when you ge I
will be sustained by tbe consciousness of
having done my duty, and the full confidence
that the people, the great judges in this case,
will soon sk) justice to you and to me.
Very respecttully, sir, your obd t serv't,
A. P. Almstb,
Law Judge of South Carolina.
Major General Canby, Commanding Mili
Bsksiblb Adticb or a Colobbd Preachfb.
Dr. 3. 0. Drown, a venerable colored
preacher, publishes la the Louisville Oomrier
a letter addressed to tbe freedmea at Missis
" I hear with sorrow, and rearrat that man
of you bare been advised to seize upon tbe
lands of your former owners, either by force
or insurrection. I now beseech vou. for
God's sake, to take the advice of one and
many of yonr friends identified with yon in
prosperity snd adversity. Aay man or set
of men that would encourage you to persue
such an unlawful coarse surely mast be yonr
most inveterate enemy, desiring your attcr
extermination from tbe face of the cartas
like unto tbe poor Indian, let them be whites,
blacks, or mnlattoes. Yea, while yoarselvee
wives, and children were suflerins by fira
and sword, such men would danoa in alsht
of your miseries."
Ths SirrsBBNoa This tima last rear
Elan tore were drummieg np niggers in every
ole and corner, and offering Uiem from ten
to twenty dollars per month to make cotton,
and Sambo was putting on airs and talking
very independent Us didn't care about hir
ing nohow, and thoueht he eould make mora
doing little jobs around town. Times hare
changed since then, and Sambo is stirring
around pretty lively ia search of employ
ment. He is now bunting np the white
man, calling him "ole maasa," as In days of
yore, and is willing to ge to work for some
thing less than be did last year. The bottom"
rail ia no longer oa top tbe white men are
masters of the situation, and Sambo is com
pelled to come to terms or starve. We
dbn't believe ooe-half tbe negroes in this
county can find employment at any price.
i i i ii.
An Atlanta. Oa.-dispatch states that aa
order had appeared, dated Jan. 10, from
Governor Jenkins suspending the collectioa
of all State taxes up to the 1st of May next.
Tha eld law authorized such suspension, and
tbe Convention, by a resolution adopted last
December, requested him to use bis power
forth it purpose. Tbe effect of this suspen
sion will be to forbid any collection of the
tax imposed by the Convention for as
ment of its expenses.
MiBcasBiiATtoH. The Atlanta Intelligent
cer of Tuesday says :
"We are told that a daahlnv bridal nartv
fronl Alabama passed through this cltv on
Sunday last. The bridegroom halls origi
nally from the North, the bride being one of
Alabama's snblest daughters. On leaving
this eiiy they cl dmed and took possession of
a berth ii the sleeping car, and went on their
To Clba Gloves. Have a little milk In
e saucer, and a piece of common yellow soap.
Wraparound tbe forefinger a piece of flannel,
and dip It into the milk, taking care not to
make the flannel too weti rub it oa the yellow
soap, and afterwards pass It up and down the
glove nntil all the dirt be removed. This
will be very quickly done and tbe most deli
cate colors may be safely Cleaned by this
A Picrcaa roa Sous Viboixiab. A letter
the Clarksburg (W. Va.) Cuuenativ
sayst "There is a person who formerly be
longed to one of the West Virginia infantry
Mi-rlmaaffilsi eatlm kasi J.ttsal at aU jklju
a One painting of Martha Washington, the
motber ot lieorge Washington) which be
claims he captured out of a wagoa a day or
twe before Geaeral Lee surrendered ; but I
have no doubt but be stole It. as he tries to
Ma. Norton's marvelous Invention for die.
covering tbe existence of water on the most
orid laud, is attracting Immense attention in
Paris, and experiments are daily made with
it in tbe neighborhood of Paris. Tbe Bmuer-
or Napoleon has purchased lbs machine, and
personally superintends Us experiments go
ing on la tbe park of St. Clound. Tbe In
strument consists ot a long Iron lube, termi
nating with a ebarp point, which, forced into
the ground, has never failed within it min
utes to bring water to the surface.
Tan Postmaster 'General has elven the
requisite prerious notice of one year to the
Post Department of France, for the abroga
tion of tha present postal convention with
tnat country on the 1st of February. 1869.
accompanying the notice with an Invitation
to tbe French to send a commissioner to
Washington authorized to negotiate a new
postal treaty on a mora liberal basis, secur
ing reduced rates of postage and enlarged
facilities or International postal communica
A resolution was adopted in the ITonse of
Representatives oa the 14th, Instructing ths
Committee oo Ways and Means to Inquire
Into and report upon tbe expediency of sell
ing, to the highest bidder, the exclusive
right to manufacture spirits in the United
States, for a term of ten years, at not less
than 76,000,000 per annum.
Tbe Parson's July Inow fitorm.'
A few years since, near the city of ,V ,
In Connecticut, lived aud preached old par
son P , who was excitable end near
sighted. One day he bad been In tbe city
with bis horse, and among his purchases was a
barrel of flour, the head of which was par.
Oa the way borne, tbe old man was over
taken and passed by a fast young man, driv.
Ing a last bursa, stid putting on much airs.
Now, tbe parson's horse was usually a quiet
steady goiug animal enough, but ba couldn't
slaud that sort of thing; so bs started after
him of ths fast order, in good earnest
The jolting of the wagon at length Jarred
tbe luad completely off the barrel, and the
staweg wind that was blowing directly after
the turson, blew the flour all over him and
the horse. At hut the fast young man was
left, and the village reached ; but ths speed
of bis boras was nut checked.
In driviug through a street to reach bis
borne, ba caiLe in contact with one of his
dearous, who was naturally surprised to ere bis
minister driving at such a pace, and signalled
him to slop.
"Why; Parsoa P ."said be, "what en
earth ia the matter 7 Ywu seem greatly ex
ciled." "KiHt.d'" velM the man, "eiriudt
who in tt, h- I rv)l J nt I't v ''r !