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South Carolina Leader.
A Weekly Journal of t&e Times.
Tac LEADER will be devoted ta tfcc intered pt
Free Labor and general reform.
The Federal Government witt be sustained at ail
?ssards; and we hope tja**Jta ultimate posey toward*
this SUte wUl.easire peace, prosperity, tad domes
tic tranquility,.
That self evident truth, contained in the Declara
tion of Independence, "That a# awn ara created
equal," will be steadfastly adhered to.
In matter? of local concern, it will gita its earnest
.apport to all important public measures and, practi
cal improvements.
While fearless in ita advocacy of the Right, and
frank in its denunciation oi the Wrong1, ita columns
viii never be made A channel of soars* personal
?bow. It will deal with principles rather (nan. naen,
md allow the free and candid discussion of all aub
jeeta pertaining to the publie good.
In ^riving to make thia emphatically a paper for
the people, we confidently look to them for the
imouot of subscription and advertising patronage,
which lu worth demands.
BOX No. 4.
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Slowly and sadly 1 walked downjlia lane
When thc evening sim was low,
Following tue grass grown foot path
Which led to the village lie:ou/.
My heart le t a strange loref^oiHng, ?
1 could not divine wherefore,
For to thc post-office 1 was going,
To peep into " Box No. 4."
The village was never so lonely?
The streets were never so still,
The brook was never so sluggish.
And never so lazy the mill.
On the pavement 1 halted a moment,
Then passed tiirough the hall-open door,
And with step ueither firm nor steady
Walked up to Box No. i,
I tapped on the glass pane slightly ;
The post- master ?a ve the, in a. 1;
Be spoke to me cheerly*- kindly?
Ana asued waat ma *e mc so pale.
Ono u?>n, yellow letter he gave nae,
Tuis oniy, and nothing more ;
I knew 'twas tor me, for I saw it
While it lay in Box No. 4,
I took it with hand that trembled.
My heart beat with joy and with fear,
Yet I tried to walk away calmly,
And chocked down the r?*mg tear,
A stranger hand had indorsed it 5
My heart grew sickly and sore ;
Oh, wiiy was it sent to me then?
Why came it to Box Na 4?
My Charlie had been voided m battle,
A minnie-ball in his side,
And comrades liad tenderiy nursed him,
Else be ere this had died. . '
But now in the hospital lonely,
He knew that his warfare was o'erw
He knew this would be the last letter
Ue shoald send to Box No. 4.
The papers had said ? severely,1'
But I had hoped they might be wrong,
And so my poor heart took comfort,
Though the days were dreary and kong,
?it now his farewell came to me,
In his loving language of yore?
in thc fervent, tear-stained letter
Winch came to Jfe So. 4,
?4*1 ?Oft
I neither screamed nor fainted,
Bat walked through the hine as before,
And in my lone walk homeward
That letter I read o'er and o'er,
I knew that i now was a widow,
Though his name I newer bom
Bet he had said ? s&tttkl ? Wfelia**
Which had cone to Box No. 4>
A year hare I been * widow,
Tboogh the weeds I cannot_.
dot my iaart isdrtped in p*f$timg
And the $ri*f fe? hidden thsre
And sometimes that tear-stained lett
I bring out and read once more
. That letter which made meawidow,
Which c?me io Box Na 4.
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as I
^ dear lore that kept ns throng ^ mghl,
|L Afr ae?set pt)a|ees> s abolie ai ^
the East withjiwpta?ei of day,
'Ve'thaak* thee* oifeta? God !
i?) :i
1 To ?^ioxhee theira^
Tells of thy power and 'glory r s? ^bn?d we, '
Thf ?kildren, duly, with the monrmg light,
And at still eve, -apon,the fended knee, ; i
5 ; u Allott ott ?td;l fea <*f ^
Thon know'sj our needs-ThvJnliness viii supply ;
Till, visited hy the dayspring from on high,
One payer-rone on\y-"Ut.thy will ba done."
We breathe *> toge, pit God.
* * -* o : ' : --ti-,
From the Wsteomaa and Baie?*?*
BT MARC a. osxisok.
.*Iwaa just folding up my sewing," asid
Mrs. Lansing, resemirig her knitting, as Mary
took away her bonnet and shawl. *
And here let De pause to say that Mrs. Lan*'
sing is one nf my dearest friends, and the purest
Christian lady of my acquaintance. She had
been travelling all the morning by steamboat,
and through some mismanagement? not %er own,
had missed the tram she intended, and had
cabled upon rae to pass away ?he time. Knit
ting tn hand, the sat talking until 1 prevailed'
upon her to remain with us at least one night..
So, naturally, she resumed the thread of her
conversation, w Ii ici. had been broken hy - these
proceedings, :
??I waa just folding Up rn*'sewing when I
heard the faintest tinkle of the bell, as if a pair
of little weary hands had pulled the mp?. My
husband look wi up from his paper in some sur
prise, I glenee/ftu the clock. It was half-pas'
nine.' Who could it be at that hour fr Hanna
had gone to bed ; my husband was sick ; and
it devolved upon me to wait upon the door. I
went, therefore, fearful that some of the neigh*
hors had been taken ill. The raw wind blew
the Inow in my face aa I opened the door. I did
n.?r know a storm had commenced. For a mo*
ment I could see nothing; then looking down,
roy lighr tithed ?pon e rfttl?chiKi, whose wild,
dark orbs starked me.
.?Please, ma'am, do you want a girl ? " she
asked, a look of piteous entreaty making her ;
face strangely old.
? Want a girl ! " I repeated in astonishment.
" Yes, ma'am ;I can work if I am little ; and
I ain't got anywhere to go."
J cast a glance down at her clothes-ragged,
thin-her red bare hands, her little, ah i reri?g
..Come in where it is werm," I said; "you
will perish tn the street,*' und shivering and half
sobbing, the strange little creatures staggered
"Y<>u seel're been walking all day, and Pm
von 'o numb like," she said when I had given
her a seat within sight bf the fire, my husband
still looking on tn amazement.
Well he might, for the face was no ordinary
one, though it was far from beautiful. The
brown hair escaped from ber wet, unshapely
hood, ib masses of thick, neglected curls and
rippled where it lay along Uer dark forehead in
natural waves that no cnmpplmg could imita te.
A look of s-ff ring seemed on those small fea
tures. She must have been very intimate with
sorrow or oppression that all the alchemy of
youth could nut overcome.
" Where were you thinking of passing the
night?" XasJktd her.
* Oh, I don't know, ma'am, except I thought
God would give me a shelter somewhere. Miss
Virginia taught me never tb despair. She said
when it was darkest, if I would only pray and
have faith, God would always do something for
me, and He fias.'*
*' Who was Miss Virginia?" aaked my hue
band. ': '"' '
"She.was my dear sweet mistress, sir J the
dearest and sweetest that Wer lived. Her father
was Dr.. Woodward, of Macon, and he owned
me. My dear Miss Virginia! she was as much
an angel then ass... ia now, OB, dear Miss
Virginia j*'
She sat with dssped : .AM^ IO^UD^ iuto the
fire, and over her swarthy cheeks the tears were
running like rain. She looked auch a mite, and
so desolate I
" Hete is some supper for you," seid L %* You
J must be hungry ; eut, and afterwards, you shall
tell us how you came here." '
"Oh, I haven't tasted a thing to-day fi abe
cried, wiping the teurs that blurred* ber vieW.
"Isn't that nice? Oh, madam, you are so kind
to me, and yoi. don't know anything'ioout
U ' 5? t^tTT
enough in the world' to db much mischief,9* eau!
mj husband, who fr Very much inclined; yon
know, to se? things in a cnmicej&ht."
" ?mi tweire,^ ehe replied gravely t ?? but ?
am small
Tee, ma' am, my nam
I can aew, and s weep, ' and Mt some. I eau
|Mk.. bed ^Sgfaw Yp^lh
'o.e.b^^^-id l W^wn,,o?,f witt
her. ?nd watt apo? ber-yet sh* died. Tri
be? ?Md to work. If-if y?B'U let me' etty
i^i^P m^m ? SSS
'ii. a. ? . *- - .
th? pama to pnt ItfMquwu to^f^J
oar of- you before ^oroirjg, 4?d yflU r # '
mtfbasbatit?. ; u
if MS no#J*wr?* she repli?e} hwita.?ngly ; ? but
tbt?A I haven't *i#*ya fbtjnd |?ople ao gojoid. I
tawUo ftod a place al] yesterday.^ haye ouiy
b*e?. out here two tfaya. ^?'lajt fnigh/) ajept
in the afreet,; ander a ijeep, ,dayk doorway. I
wa* ?o, afraid; but nobody saw me till thia
!UC?i!lR? when the girl that opened- ihe .door,,
waked ma ug wt* a aho ve, j?he hurt my arm j
but then I supp?t abe tbpMgfct^if I al^pt in
that fashion. ? couldn't be much% Oh,.hp?
ba4,M:aa,Tvgtnia would haVe\ fe{t jf she had,
known it." .
fifi Via* yurginia ia dead, ^teke. ii} " ,
..Q, sir/'and. the piteous ]ook came baek#in
her face, 4? she died ao dreadfully ! You see she
would have married young Mr. Mead, who waa
a m ajor in t he So ut he? n army, but one day she
gota letter that be was dreadfully hurt ? so she
would go to the camp. Her mother and, her
grandmother and Harry, bey little brother, and"
her cousin Matty all begged and prayed her
not to go. btu all they could say .did no 'good.
Oh, I shall never forget bow she looked - ao
white and at ill, aa if tee life waa all taken, out
of her ; and ber ?yea glittered nod looked ao
arcady at everything, wherever abe turned them,
as she kept saying, ..No^I can't leave tfty tp
die.alune. I mustio..danger or no danger,* So
?he did go - and ?- and an ambulance brought
L# back."
"She waa taken ill there r " I said.
" Oh woree than that. They told le? he waa
killed, and the body had not been found. So
abe went to look for it, and. there waa another
fight on that very spot, which bad been lost and
I won twice, they said. Well, a abell struck
her, struck her in the left side, and she tired
only a week alter they brought her home. It
waa a dreadful time that week for my mistress,
her mother, didn't seem to know ?bat to do m
trouble. She only wrung her hands and went
round the houae moaning in a soft voice - but
she looked terribly. I he doctor was away, and
though they tried, no word could be got io
bim. Ber brother seemed cross and angry all
the time beca ute the suffered, and her courin
war a? help leas aa the rest. Af ?a Virginia called
me tocher and told me what to do. * She said
to me, * Now, Nelly, there are ?omg to be
dreadful times here, I'm afraid, and I want you
io etay by. Let all the reat leave if tivy will, but
remember, I charge you to stay. I am going to
die, but I am also going to God. It does not
make Me afraid, for I lore the iiord Jesus, and
I know he baa forgiven me. When I am dead
yon mast comfort them.' She ouly lived a li*
tie while after/' cm 4 the child with another
burst ot grief.
We were silent, listening to this pathetic ?to
ry from the lips of a child wise enough to teach
?? When she died," continued the mite after
a while, " it was just as she said. My master**
wife lay down and wouldn't eat; the old
grandmother didn't take to her bed, but ah?
might aa well, for abe would ait all day rub*
bing her banda and groaning. Then Charley
cut his foot end waa laid up ; then a letter
came thai Dr? Woodward waa dead. And oh,
dear ; everything happened at once."
44 Did the set van ts go} " I af ked; ??
Every one of them, and th^y tried to make
me. My own mother sent word to me that I
must go, and I would.but for Miss Virginia.
When I thought of her, and everybody sick, I
didn't dare to." v .
.. But who took care of the house ? " asked
my hubband.
" Oh, I did that the beat I could. Virginia's
cousin helped me, but aha waa different from
my dear Miss Virginia. She would get ao angry
and throw anything at me; but I did every?
thing I could, because it seemed as if God gave
me strength just as she ?aid He would. Then
Miss Matty was taken sick, and it proved to be
the smallpox. Oh, that time was terrible ! No.
body would come to the house, .nobody would
go near her-but I thought of Miss Virginia
and my duty, and I prayed to God on my knees
to strengthen me. -Mrs. Woodward (eft almost
the whole house to me, and the rest lived in
the cookhouse-? don't know how, but it mast
have been very hard fdr them. So when poor
Miss Matty died 1 walked sii miles to get some
one to bury her, and I had to give a black man
arl the money I found in Miss Matty's bo* to do
it. I think it was ? hundred dollars. I had
some money of my own, that Miss Virginia gave
me, and that X hid, for she told me I might want
to go some day. Then yon See/' contin ued the
Child earnestly, ? the rest of the family would
not allow me to come near them, but a kind wo
man io the neighborhood let me come to her
house, and gave me some clothes to change with.
So f thought that hy that time my duty was
done, and God and M?*s Virginia woaldn*r-re
quire any thing more of me. My good friend
aewed up my money for me, enid I ott ont |o
leave the place, enid ind some of the Northern
j citiee, Where I'd heard they would be kind to
me. Se I mvd led all alone, day after day, and
j once I was in a train that waa attacked by fie.
ritlas, so that'I lost my money, and then I
walked and begged my way, and yesterday
morning they landed me in Boston. It seemed
as if I could hear Mias Virginia say w*t.i I got
? ?*&**li?wt? ty* ?md are goijig to'edu
ca** &Wand4fe? old hom* seems ail ?rive. For
1 never knew *peh;a t?i?>;1i?b? fal?f? i
^^sboui?ierg, and she's jthe-lovel?
ChTwtan ?lire. I couldn't ?like any
than I do her, and if she isn't quite
??reat.^ai ljghrer tj^rkm/\??;:'
there's ?th* history of my contraband/ ind I ;
shouldn't wonder if ehe'* a' bright ao4 shin?cg
- !
The Xew Orleans Daily Tribune sa?ys that the
to]Iowing caustic arlJcVis t?fym?b'wf? of the
Ret. pr. B. F. Ct&ty, t?t?iWW' C**r*i
Chjistiari Advocate, *SK Louis, Mb:: v
'%?SBI?OTOK* C?UCQB^'' ViB'<ntef?-^Ve
would as soon send our son to a pe?-house for
health, or to a gamblers' den' for education, as
lo send him to this T??lainoas co???g)/. Robert
E. ?ee is its President ana we "thu k him the
worst man America has produced.
He was educated by the Goferiramt ne tried
to de*troy, and therefore is an ir grate. He
?wore to d?fend the Government and its Con
Ktitution, and violated his oath, and therefore is
a traitor and perjured wretch.. He acted as a
spy w?ile yet in the employ of tie Govern
mern, aucL betray ed the plana, of his ? command
er, Gen.fStott. He saw thousand*,of helpless
mea put to ccata by the most atrocious cruel*
ties ever penetrated, and yet did not. utter .
syllable against the terrible wickedness,
Altogether he* stands out the ?oit -inexcus
able; vilest traitor of the whole ero?d of crimi
nals whom he headed* Putting him in the po
sition of an educator of youth is an insult to
the Government and an outrage upon all re
spectable teachers. j
What have* the youth of the country done
that such a man should he their teacher ? We
would not for the wealth of the world be edu
cated at such a place, by such a man. Every
studt?t who recettes a diploma at his hand?
h ou ld be fe?saed through life, fie ought to be
excluded from every position of trust and hon
or. WV would not permit a son to go to school
to a teacher who should graduate under thia
arch-traitor. We go in for civilizing Old Vir
ginia, and expelling from decent society the
trustees, professor*, J?m? stud fits of this traitor
college. A more flagrant, indecent, unspeakable
outrage than his election hss never been perpe
trated in the name of education.
Some of our politicians are coaxing Mrs. Co
I ?mhia to imitate M the mother," of whom it is
?aid in "The Cotter's Saturday Night," that
" witt? her needle aird her sheers,
Gars auld chus leuk amaist as weel's the new."
The mother's poverty forced her to patch ; an
excuse which our national mother has no need
to avail herself pf, for she is beth able and willing
to provide new clothes to replace the torn gar
ments in which her wayward children are now
clothed. Besides, the "auld claes" are not only
torn, they are too smalt for the boys ; and the old
lady thinks,?hat if her rebellious tout are peni
tent, and wish to return to the old homestead,
they should do so in garments suitable toits re- X
no vated condition. The returning prodigal was
willing to wear a new robe; but the politicians,
who love to patch as much as some women love
to darn, pester her with criers of aid if she wilj '
only botch the old clothes. If permitted, they
will contract to do the job, and present to her the
garments checkered with'as many patches' as
ever mottled a troop of beggars. But remember
ing that these politicians were not so ready with
their aid when she was flogging her bad boys in
to obedience, she turns a . deaf ear their wheed
ling, and puts her foot down against all patching
There has been enough of it in the family for
the last forty years to last her for a' life-time It
did no service, and was not only expensive but
s irritating as to beget a four years' quarrel.
Therefore, hoping that the boya have learned
new ideas concerning their filial and paternal du
ties, and are sorry for their misconduct, she pro
poses, tn the kindness of ber heart, to provide
them with new garments adapted to their growth?
anfl resembling those which her dutiful sons
wear.. In thus acting,'she thinks she is obeying
the advice of Him who ibo wing what vas in
man, said to those who sought to patch Christi
anity with Judaism, 'No man putieth ? piece of
new doth'unto an old garment, for that which
is put in to All up,?fcaketh from the garment, and
the rent is made worse/'
i_ ' ' ? i
The editor of the Kew Orleans Times ad
vises the colored people who have employment
to get certificates from their employers to that
efeet* Suppose the editor of the Times and all
his white fellow-citizens were compelled et ev
ery street corner to prove thtt they were pursu*
ing some honest calling, how many white "vag
rants" would be found?
Times supported Holden because its editor was
.' tired of seeing white men elbowed off the
banquette by sagr? soldiers." The editor and
some other confederates surrendered a long
time ago because they were tired of being
trashed by negro soldiers,
A soldier belonging to an Illinois regiment
recectly married a negress at Americas, Ga.,
whereupon his indignant comrades tarred and
feathered him end drove him off. \ He'was pro
bably a Southern man by birth ind education,
and Hoosiers and Suckers don't take readily to
pus PRESIDENT TO CONG?S*. The Chicago
Trihane'e, Washington corespondent' has tte
following with regard to Preaidenfs Johnson's
j forthcoming message;
v4s Major General io the eanfideneo of the
President-if we may receive his own assurance
upon this point-was given to understand but
a few days since, in a frank interview witt His
Excellency, that the message would receive and
convey te Congress all executive responsibility
ka ***0r^ t hat His Ex
ceilency would say for substance^ Gentlemen
of the two Houses : I have the honor to repre
sent to your sovereignties that upon assuming
office I found a very conciliatory policy alreedy
inaugurated, not only formally, as in the reor
ganization of Louisiana, but lying ready in the
councils of the administration, for universal ap
plication upon the return of peace. Coming to
the Presidency under such circumstances as
shadowed ray poming, I could not think it court
eous to my predecessor, or to his constitutional
advisers, who were siso mine, to interrupt the
course of events already shaped, by the intro
duction of theories more satisfactory to myself.
I have, therefore, without essential modifica
tion, carried foward the plans of your lat* Pres
ident, not without the approval of a large pro
portion of my fellow citizens, deferring the for
mation of a new policy until I could av ail myself
of your very valuable counsels, and here I pause
for your reply/"
A SLAVE TO HEB AUST.-A girl nearly
white visited the headquarters of General Bris
bin, at Lexington Ky., a few days ago and asked
for a military protection from her aunt, a white
woman, who claimed her as a slave, and demand
ed that the girl should either pay four hundred
dollars for her freedom? or return again to bon
dage. The girl is the daughter of the lady.s
brother, and has lived with her aunt, Mrs. X.,
for sixteen years July last. The girl, whose
name wt will call Sally, thinking she had work
ed lon|? enough for Aunt X., without pay, came
to the city, obtained a pass from General B., and
has since continued to live with her husband
who: is a hard working thrifty blackman, and
provides his Sally with a good home and acorn
I fortable living. The aunt claimed Sally under
the Mayor's proclamation as a negro slave, and
sought to return her. to servitude. When the
case came up before General B., he decided that
it was improper for relations to hold each other
in bondage and therefore advised Aunt X, to go
in peace. -She departed,
- yN
Bucket" was written by Samuel B. Wood
worth, while he was yet a journeyman printsr,
working in an office at the corner of
Chamber and Chatham Streets, N. Y. Near by
on Frankfort Street is a drinking house, kept
by one Mallory, where Woodworth and several
particular friends used to resort. One after
noon the liquor wss super-excellent. Wood
worth seemed inspired by it ; for, after taking
a draught, he/ setting the glass upon the table,
and smacking his lips, declared that Mallory's
eau de vie was superior to anything ever he had
tauted. *
"No," said Mallory, you are mistaken ;
there was one which in both of our estima
tions far surpassed this as a drink."
" What was that ? " asked Woodworth dubi
The draughts of pure, fresh, spring water,
that we used to drink from the old oaken buck
et that hung in the well, after our return from
the labors of the field on a sultry day in sum
The teardrops glistened for a moment in
Woodworth^ eye. * True, true," he replied,
and shortly after quitted the place. He imme
diately returned to the office, g?aaped a pen,
and in half an hour the "Old Oaken Bucket,"
one of the most delightful compositions in our
language* was resdy in manuscript, to be em
balmed in the memories of succeeding genera
tions. *
A wedding was interrupted lately in Colches
ter, England, by the levity of the groom. Ail
went well unt? the clergyman required the
bridegroom to repeat after him the words, ?* I
-, take -- to be my wedded wife . . '
for better, for worse/' etc, when he altered the
I formula to "I'll take her for better, but not for,
worse." The minister immediately elosed the
book and quitted the church.
A young man in Harrisburg, Penn., an
swered an advertisement in a New York paper,
which set forth that "valuable information
would be forwarded on receipt often cents."
The young maa sent the ten cents, and received
?the following, "Friend, for your tea cents pos
tage, etc., please find inclosed advice, which
may be of great value to you. As many persons
ere injured for weeks, months, and years by the
careless use of a knife, therefore? my advice is,
whe~ you use a knife, always whittle from
rou." ,
Dictionary making appears to be a healthy
business, Dr. Johnson saw seventy-five years ;
Walker lived to a good old age; Dr. Worces
ter, who died recently ta Boston, was eighty
one; Noah Webster was eighty-five when he
passed away ; and the last English news re
parta the death of Dr. Richardson, at ninety.
? monument it to be erected at Moscow to
t commemorate tat emaadpatioa of the Bastian
is ? t&l?&u;: y' 1 -j t*ft? \
PROPHETIC WORDS,-Ail Ult great charters of
Humanity-hare been writ in blood.. I , one?
hoped thai of American Democracy wow io ba
engrossed in less eaariy ink $ bot it is plain, now, ;
, that our pilgrimage must lead through a Bed
Sea, wherein many a Pharaoh wtU go nuder and J
perish. Alas f that wa are not wise enough ta
be just, or just enough tobe wise, and so gsjisx
mu?h at small cost.-[Theodore Parker? l&g, g
The process of making pails by machiner* is
so rapid as to baffle the eye, and eo ccroicaBf
instantaneous ?bat any ohewho witnesscsitfbr )
the first time laughs over it as a most excellent
practical joke. There is a whig of revolving ?
wheel*, a splutter of white shaving, a procession
of little staves chasing one another in the air
then another whiz of the collected staves, and th?
pail is hooped and made.--E?. * ?
FLOWERS FOR PERFUME.-Flowers ara gen
erally reckoned rather among the beautiful than
the useful institutions. The manufacture of per
fumery, however, furnishes employment to
great num her of laborers.
According to the New York Tribune, tha
quantity of flowers manufactured into perfume*
in the town of Cannes alone, amounts to the fol*
lowing quantities, whic'a we give in tons instead
of pounds : Orange blossoms, 700 tons ; Roses,*
250 tons; jasmine, 50 tons; violets, 37 tonsi
aca 'ia, 22 tons ; jonquil, 2 tons j - amounting in
all to over 1.100 tons of flowers, and being suffi-'
cient, if piled on waggons like loads of hay, to
form a close procession more than three miles
long, or sufficient to fill twenty good sized 1>arnav
Manchester, England, Examiner publishes the
following Utter:
U BOSTOX, Mass., Sept. 25, 1865.
?.Dear Sir: The Manchester Examiner and
Times shows me how kindly yon have watched
orer my good name, and seen justice done me
in the matter of alleged arguing for repudiation*
Accept my thanks. I judge you see our Ameri
can pap?is. If so, you will observe that our
best guides, both journals and public function
aries, are now directing public attention to the
very point my arguing which, during the last
year or two, has got me so much censure-I
mean the point that national credit in pecunia,
ry matters is one and the same question with
justice to the negro. Let him vote, our public
debts, state and national, will be paid. Shut
him out fi om .the franchise, and give back the
unconverted southern whit? race their old pow
er, and there's great danger we shall repudiate.
I mail with ?hw the Anti-Slayery StandsM~#?.
September 24. Please notice Thaddeus Ste
phen's speech on this point. Of course you
will see Sumner's speech, and will have or>
served Chief Justice Chase's observations. Our
journals are just printing an excellent letter of
your noble Stuart Mill, which covers the whole
ground. 1 hope we shall be wise in time, bat
I do not expect that we shall. I fear that Mr..
Johnson will deliver us, bound hand and foot,
into the hands of the old tyrant white race of
the South.
?? Yours, with thanks for your kind thought
" f. II. Barker, E?q."
Mr. Barker, in transmitting this letter to the
Examiner, says:
"From letters recently received from the
United States, I believe that William Lloy?
Garrison will visit England next spring, ac
companied by his devoted friend and your es
teemed countryman, Mr. George Thompson,
when I arn sure the people of Manchester wil,
give to these great champions bf freedom a most
cordial and betitting reception."
The English friends of General Garibaldi
positively deny the truth of the statement that
the General has been obliged, on account of his
want of means, to sell two horses. They say
he is sufficiently provided for against such a
necessity, and that if the horses were ?old, it
was only because they had become unnecessary
on the farm at Caprera,
A terrible fire broke out on the night of Get.
13th in some of the storehouses attached to the
arsenal of Naples. The firemen had to work
incessantly until daybreak before the conflagra
tion was effectually overcome. The damage is
estimated at 2.000!000f., but the cause of the
disaster is as yet unknown.
It has been ordered in Moscew that in all
public buddings the door? shall open outwards
instead of, as heretofore, inwards. The reason
of this arrangement is to enable people to have
free egress in the event of any panic or *cc?,
dent occurring.
In Crotia the highroads are so unsafe, owing
to the bands of robbers which prevail there,
that it is thought martial raw will be proclaimed
there before long. A notorious roobing chief,
Joseph TJdmanio, besides three othera less fam
ous, have just been made prisoner*.
The French Government, in order to thwart
aa far aa lies in its power the Students* Congress
at Liege, ordered the ran way companies not to
convey any persons going to the congress at re
duced fares, and has warned the manager of thc
Theatre Francais that no member of his con;
pany must play at Liege.
? boy named Joseph Petit has just been exe
cuted, at Chalon-sur-Saen, for the murder of
his mother, under circumstances too horrible to
describe. For a long time be supported hia
courage by an idea that they never executed
one so young as he waa.
The Patrie has received intelligence that a
cargo of cotton, gum, etc., purchased at Djedah,
by a French trader? has made a passage direct
from tha Red Sea to the Mediterranean through
the Sues Canal, and arrived tat Port Said*
The Appeal Court of Gothic in Sweden has
just quashed, on tba grounds of informality, tba
judgment in thc affair of Pastor LiN'DBACH, con
demned (br having poisoned several of his pa
rishioners in administering tba sacrament. A
aaw trial baa been caners*. _ -
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