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1 W I Pi l 1 L t -TteWboro Southerner. A Family Fireside and Political Newspaper I lI!I.ISHrD KVl.-UY rUVVSPAY moem.no y . CHARLES & BIGGS. ; JAME3 O. CHARLES. WILLIAM Bl-J33. The SonnEKSEit is one of ilic olJest and largest Journnls in North Carolina, and as nne of the institutions of the Couutry, anil the organ oi Edgecombe County, its conduc tors will strive to direct it in the interest of lUe State and Country at large, and they vill spare no pains to make it a fit representative of the section from which it emanates. , The subscription price is Three Dollars a year ; Two Dollars for Six Month, and must be paid invariably in advance. Money may in all cases be sent by mail, at the risk of the Publishers. "' - 1'ROFESIOXAL. T,. D l'EXDER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, TAUBOHO-, N. C OFFICE, one door below Post Office, aud one above the store of D Pender & Co. All business intrusted to "w'y eare will promptly nnd strictly attended to. Sept. 2o, 18G6. 12-tf GILBERT ELLIOTT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office Wo. 24 West Main Street, Norfolk, Va. references: Messrs. Dancy, Ilyman & Co., New York. Dr. P. P. Clements, Baltimore. .Messrs. C. W. Grundy & Suns, Norfolk. ; lion J Ion -An?. VI. A. Graham, Ilillsl.oro', N. C. "W . N. II. Smith, Murfreesboro'. N. C. 29. . 30-lt ASA BIGGS. I . EDWIN MOOBE . BIGGS & 310 ORE, ATTORNEYS AT LA, Tarboro; N. C, WILL attend the Courts in the Coun ties of .Martin, Bertie, Pitt, Edge combe, Halifax, Nash, Wilson iinu Wayne, and also the Federaj, Bankrupt and Su preme Courts. StijL-t attention paid to tho collection and adjustment of claims, and to cases in Bankruptcy. August 1, 1867. 33 tf j'ViWson'Cairjlinian and Goldsboro' Star insert for one month and send bill to this office. DEN - TAKBOUO', N Office at the Edgecombe c, House, where ic can be found on Monday nnd Tuesday of acli Tfceif. May 2, 1867. 22-tf .. ? NOTICE. A. E. KICKS, D. D. L , would reipect- "fully say o the Citizens of Tarboro' and its vicinit, that he is agfMii iu the practice , cf tis Pifessiou and will in the future 113 in the 'past endeavor to discharge his PR. R. T. RODERTSOV, $m TUT, duty faithfully for all those who require " Jjia. serice. v 'i . Address, Rocky Mount, X. C. - FeKJS, 1860. 10 tf Xi:W YOllli. :nrv. iivmw r.. J General Commission Merchants, No. 21 Exchange Place, V NEW YORK. .."September 20th 1M"7. ?,2-y U3I. BRVCE FACTORS, Cliambers anrd 5 Rsade Streets, 5EW YORK.. " FECIAL ATTENTION PATH TO ' CI the sale of Cotton in this ?Jarket, on ii illicit liberal advances will be made ana T VX PAIL) on application to K. unapin.ui. Sept. 19. J Ekh'dJ. Conner. Chcs. u. Richardson JAS. II. IcCLUEU, of N C, . WITH R. J. CONNER & CO., Mnyufacturers and Dealers in laisriUtns. Furs, Mraw iwootis. 254 &25G CANAL STREET, Nearly opposite Erlc's Hotel, NEW YOKK. . July 28 35-tf JOHN K. IIOYT, of Washington, N. C, with CHICHESTER k CO., "WHOLESALE DKALtliS IX Foreign and Domestic Hard ware, No 10, Barclay Street, near Aston House, New York. JK All orders promptly attended to.Q2a Feb. 10 H-tf . C. HATfH, I- I TKS, New York. Wilmington, N. C. M. F. HATCU, New York HATCH, ESTES & CO., General Commission Jferchants, JCo. 132 Front Street, Corner ol Pine New York. CONSIGNMENTS OF COTTON AND Naval Stores solicited. lsual alvanees made and all orders .pmmptly executed. Oct. 10. 11-tf Tannaliill, McIIaiae & Co., Commission Merchants, ISO Pearl Street, Aew York. al Attention given to ft COTTON SJEST ROLL AM; uu.m SLP ging, Rope and lron lurnished at owes market rate. Taxes on Cotton will HepauLhy our friends .'Mescrs. 1). l'eiwler & Co.; Maihew W'eddell, , Esq., Messrs. Siiiith & W iilianis, Tarboro . ,N,a J. E. Lindsey, Koeky Mount, N. C. 'lesftrs.Cr. H. Brown & Co., Washington. N. Aug. 29. 30-tf A. T. BRUCE & CO.. n a mum rij t- COTTON FACTORS, -dJeneml Commission Merchants, llfor the Sale. of Cotton and other Southern Produce. 'So. 1C6 PEARL STREET, NEW YORK. If ARTIES Shipping Cotton to us can be accoronwKlatjEJrt witn runas to pay lax S'lline on Messrs-. Brown & Pippen or AiVlTeel Tarboro. f opeity covered by insurance as scon Fted. oct 13-46-tf LIMBER FOR SALE. : AMN0W PREPARED TO FURN ,j isb Lumier 0f all kinds to those "ISSiy w'Mi to purchase. - Uanit l & Co., are our authored tarboro, who have JL.umoer on ituies, and are ready to fill orders L''i.t-in. ELDERT FELTON. rboro'. Oct. 24. 40-1 m CTION! AUCTION 11 sday and Saturday of each week, I Auction iu Front of the Caurt reous desiring property of any LPatd to nUfiin iV.Hffhest if II VOLUME XLIV. KOKFOLK. NOTICE. OIIN WIIFTE, ESQ., FORMERLY J7 of w arrcnton, JN. C, is this day aurait ted a partner in our business,,lhe style of the urm to be FREER, XEAli & CO. 2'ilEER fc NEAL. October 9. 44-tf GEO. IT. FREER, X. 7 JOnN it. C. jXO.,yHITE, X. C. FREER, KEAL & CO., cott6n factors, AND General Commission Merchants, Norfolk, Va. Refeto 11 H Smith. Esq. Scotland Neck ; Hon 'A Vance, Charlotte ; O G Parsley & Co. Murray & Co, Wilmington ; General W V Ilayward, Raleigh ; General Wade Hampton. South Carolina; Colonel John W. Cunninsham, Person cunty: Turner Battle, Ksn. Edt'ecombu; Exchange National Bank of Norfolk- George H Brown Sc Co, Wavh- Ini'lun. 3. 41-tf - I RICKS, HILL & CO., COTTON AND Gen. Commission Merchants NORFOLK, VA. TB AGGING and ROPE furnished pay JaJ able in Cotton. Liberal advances made. sep 1 40-tf JAMES GORDON & CO., Co mm iss ion Mcrch a n (s, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. ROMPT PERSONAL ATTENTION given to the sale of Produce ol'every kind, and to the purchase of all supplies for Farmers, Merchauts. and others in the country. nov 29, 1-tf 0. W. G randy, O.K. Grandy, C IF. Grandy.jr C. W. GRAND! & SONS, House Established 1845, FACTORS, FORWARDING AND COMMISSION M E R Oil A NTS, Mcintosh's Wharf, NORFOLK, VA. "POOR TITE SALE OF COTTON, M Grain, Naval Stores and Country Pro- ' duce generally, and purcliasers of General Merchandise. Sept 15 42-tf CO WAND L IIARRISS, General Commission Merchants, 2G CozTinei'co Street, NORFOLK, VA. T.F7ILL atterwl promptly to sales of Cot- V t ton, Grain, Lumber, Tobacco, Na val Stores, &c, and purchase of Supplies, and forwarding Cotton and Tobacco to Eu rope if desired. D. G. Cowasr, Washington Co., N. C. R. J. IIareiss, Granville, late of Halifax County, X. C. auR l-35-6in Refuri to T. E. Lewis, Tarbovo'. J. Tf. I5EED. ACT.. PRACTICAL HATTER, Wholesale aud PkCtail Dealer in Hats, Caps, Straw Goods, Umbrellas, Canes, &e., No. 18 Main Street, NORFORK, VA. ap. 18. 20-ly Berkley. W. M. Millar. J. JF. Grandy, Formerly of N. C. BERKLEY, MILLAR & CO. Wholesale Dealers in Dry-Goods & Notions, 1G West Main Street, Next door to Exchange National Bank NORFOLK, VA. 'mar. 2S. 10 1y ESTABLISHED 1831. J. M. FREEH IN, Watchmaker and Jeweler, SO. 29 .MAIN STREET, Corner of Talbot Street. NORFOLK, VA. C CONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL J assortment of Watches, Jewelry, Sil ver ware, &c. Watches carefully and properly Repair ed, apr. 4. 18-tf L. L. Urickhouse. S. J. Thomas. L. L. RRICKHOUSE & CO., Wholesale and Retail dealers in BOOTS, SHOES, Trunks, Valises, Carpet Bags&c, No. 23 Main Street, Opposite Taylor, Martin & Co., Norfolk, Va. Full stock constantly on hand at Lowest Market Prices. John II. Fekeee, of Morganton, N. C. mar 28. 16-ly C F Greenwood. Fred Greenwood. ESTABLISHED 1847. C. F. GREENWOOD & CO., "Watchmakers and Jewelers, DEALERS JN FINE GOLD AND SILVER WATCII es, Diamonds, Pearl and other rich Jewelry, Solid SiWer and Plated Ware, Spectacles, Clocks AND Fancy Goods, No. 27 Main fctreet, Norfolk, Virginia. JI. B. Watches and Jewelry repaired by tho most skillful workmen and warranted. April 4. 18C7. 18-ly s. W.TELDNER. 39 Main Street, NORFOLK, VA., . ESTABLISHED 1854. Wholesale and Retail v Clothier and Merchant Taylor. ftr EEPJ3 CONSTANTLY ON HAND f one of tli largest and best selected stocks of Ready Made Clothing gent furnishing goods, ftlso a ljns assort ment of pic goods, which he is prepared to mke up to rder in the latest and most fashionable styles, a call is very respect fully requested. g. W. SELDNER. April 4, 1SIJ7, 1 u4wm m arm m h h m m I Am a Southern Man, of Southern J? r i n c i p 1 e s TARBORO', NORFOLK. JNO. BURGESS & CO., i Wholesale Grocers, Commission Mer chauts, aud Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Liquors, Cor. Wide Water and Commerce Streets, Norfolk, Va. i SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVES TO consignments and prompt returns made. Oct. 10. 44-6m WM. U. PKTERS. WASHINGTON' PETERS & REED, s General Commission, Shipping ' Forw arding- Merchants, Town Point, Norfolk, Va., AND and Water Street, Portsmouth. Oct. 10. n 3in W. HORNER, (Successor to P. DIL WORTH.) 1 Wide "Water Street, NORFOLK, VA., No. ILL PAY THE ni GUEST MAR ket price for Cotton and Woolen Rags, Rope, Paper, Metals, Bones, ko. June G, 18G7. 27-ly SMITH, ELLIOTT & CO., Grocers and Commission Merchants. No. 12 Roanoke Square, Norfolk, Va. CONSIGNMENTS OF PRODUCE and orders for Goods will receive pronij.t attention. Busrsins and Rope fum ed. Sept. 12. 4')-t.lau't)S W. H. CHEEK. W. E. CAPEH ART. C. C.AIMCUAIET. CHEEK, CAPEIIART & CO., Grocers and Commission Merchants. No. 35 Commerce Street, Norfolk, Va. A SUPPLY OF PURE Peruvian ia. Guano and other Fertilizers, Elope, Bagging, Groceries and Liquors, kept con stantfy on hand. ep"t. 5. 40-fm. TAYLOR, MARTIN & CO., DEALERS IN Hardware, Cutlery, BaR IRON AND STEEL, WAGON MATERIAL, BELTING AND PACKING, House Furnishing G ocds, &c, Circular Front, corner of Main street and Market Square, Norfolk, Va, Nails at Factory Prices, Truce Chains, Weed, Hilling and Grub Hoes, Horse Col lars and Haraes, Axes, Saws, Sc., &c. The trad supplied at Northern prices. mar. 28. lG-ly DAVIS & BROTHER, Wholesale dealers in , GROCERIES, LIQUORS, and Agents for Carolina Belle Scvtch Snuff, and various grades of VIRGINIA MANUFACTURED Tobacco. 7T7- EEP CONSTANTLY ON It AND JtL a full stock of Sugar and Co tree, Flour, Lard, Bacon, Candles, Family and Fancy Soaps, Cheese, Butter, Fish, Pork, Salt, Candy, Buckets, Brooms, Shot, Pow der, and many other articles, to complete the assortment usually found in a JTcr fo iling Grocery Elotic. Any consignment will have especial at tion. No. 4 Rowland's Wharf, Norfolk, Va. ap. 25, 1867. 21-ly Ed. P. Talb. Ed. M. Moore. Ed. J, Gifdh. EDWARD P. TABB & CO, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN HARDWARE, CUTLERY AND FANCY GOODS. West Side Market square, Norfolk, Va. Sign oi the Acvil. GENTS FOR THE SALE OF OLD Dominion Nails, Emery's Cotton Gin, Boyle & Gambles Circular, Pit and -j cut Saws Warrented. Gum Belting, all sizes. A large stock always on hand of Axes, Spades. Shovels, Forks, Chain Traces. Hollow AVare, Horse Collars, Rope. Agents for Fairbanks & Co's Standard SCALES, that will weigh a Gold Dollar or a Canal Boat Loaded. A large stock of Queens Ware, China and Glass. Attention of the trade re spectfully solicited. mar. 2S. 16-ly 7VASIILGTO. G. II. BROWN with T. M. ROBINSON & CO., General Commission and Shipping Mer- chants. WASHINGTON, K". C. BEFKR TO Col. D M Carter, Washington, Judjre E J Warren, ColWHt B Rodman, R Norfleet, Esq., Turborough. Willie Walston. Ksq., Hon? George Howard, " Oct. 3i. 47-fim JOHN MTERS' SONS, Commission Merchants, Receiving and Forwarding AGENTS. WASHINGTON, N. C. April 4th, 1867. 18-tf H. WISWALL & SON, Commission Merchants, and Wholesale and Retail dealers in Groceries & General Merchandise, MAIN STREET, WASHINGTON, N. C. Nov. 25. 1-ly B, V, HAVENS, General Commission Merchant, nashinplon, Strict personal attention wlH given to tt receiving an4 sfcippiflg of all kinds of proiuce, dec 6 2-if tujaber ! lumber U WILL duHyer all kinds of LJMBER to any con veutont point from my Mill, at the shortest noe, nnd on reasonable terms ELI AS CARR, 30-31 -tf. 2 ear 5l 'parta, N. C. EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH From the West Florida Commercial. Pen and Ink Sketches of ihz Living and the Lead. DT H0X. S. K. MALI.0RT. JEFFERSON DAVIS. Men in commanding positions, and' mingling much with the world, readi ly acquire ease aud repose of manner, aud a control, more or less perfect, over their emotions; and especially over all manifestations of surprise; and we not uu frequently hear them say that they are " surprised at nothing." This important defensive armor is habitually worn by Mr. Davis. Where and when he acquired it, whether among his Indian l'riends of the fron tier, or among Christian hypocrites, we know not, but he rarely goes without it. As chief of the Confederate States he could listen to the announcement of defeat while expecting victory, or to a forcigu dispatch destructive to hopes long cherished, or to whispers that old friends were becoming cold or hostile, without exhibiting the slightest evi dence of feeling beyond a chtnge of color, a tell-tale which he could never entirely comiLand ; and yet his sensi bilities are extremely accurate. Under such circumstauees, his lan guage temperate and bland, his voice calm and gentle, and his whole person at rest, he presented the appearance of a man wearied and worn by care and labor, listening to something he knew all about than of one receiving ruinous disclosures. Ho fully understood and appreciated the evils resulting from hasty c inclusions; and guided by a stern conscientiousness, and schooled by long mental discipline, his irascible aud excitable nature rarsly led him in to inconsiderate action. Like an ele gant, polished, highly-finished, weIl- poised, and well charged duelling pis tol, whose hair trigger responds to the- slightest tou :h. h could be very readi- ly bred, but he never weut oif half- cocked. A look. a word -nay, his own reflections may cause hia color to change, his eyes to -fiaih, aud his form to straighten up rigidly; but his lips remain compressed until judgtneut opens them. lie is usually regarded as a ready man, prompt iu reacting conclusious, and no less prompt in acting upon them; an estimate of his character which u probably demed from l'resident Pierce, and disseminated by army people; and yet, by all who have ever been associa ted with hint iu pubiio auairs. tie is probably known to bo singularly cau tious, if not procrastinating in these respects. As l'resident of the Southern Con federacy, Viis zeal, industry, and pa tionce in whatever he undertook were couspicuo Js ; but be neither -labored with celerity himself, nor aided others to do so for him. Whatever engaged his attention, however, unimportant, wis thoroughly aud critically examin ed ; and while, from this well-understood habit, his opinion upon matters which he had investigated commanded greater respect among his friends, they daily saw that affairs of moment were delay ed, not only bcc.msc he habitually un dertook more labor than he could ac complish, but that much of his time was giveu to details. Military life, iu ail its phases, had for him a peculiar charm ; military af fairs, however minute, rarely failed to command his patient iudustry, what ever might be the claims of other mat icrs upon it. No labors of the War Office were too small for his attention, and appointments and promotions of officers, questions of rank, military law and usage, routine, &c., very ofteu en grossed it, notwithstanding his entire confidence in the experience aud judg ment of Adjutant General Cooper up on all such subjects. The amount of attention which he sometimes bestowed upou details that arc usually devolved upon subordinates surprised all who were familiar with his habits : and h"i3 exalted sense of justice, and his desire not only to be right but to so act as to render it im possible to be wrong, were as visible in these a in matters of the first import ance. Letters from afflicted mothers, re lieving their hearts by telling him of the virtues of sons just fallen in bat tle ; complaiuts of friendless soldiers, demanding at his hands justice for wrongs inflicted by those in authority ; applications for pardon or commuta tion of sentence; petitions from wives for the release of conscripted husbauds, or from farmers for the restoration of impressed stock, were in numerous in stances read, their merits carefully con sidered, and responded to by lain ; and when the applicant for justice was evi dently friendless, ho rarely lost sight of the case, or devolved its adjustnieu: upon others. A rast amount of such business, which might well have been referred for final action to a bureau officer, and promptly dispatched, encumbered his table and occupied his attention. It seemed impossible for him to resist ap peal upon his time from friendless women or the wronged soldier ; and whether they found him at his office, or in the midst of his family, they were heard patiently and answered kindly. With such habits, combined and meth odical, labor with him was impractica ble, though he worked unceasingly. His Cabinet officers vero in the hab it, individually, of conferring with him almost daily, and he usually asssmbled them twice or threo times a week for consultation. These meetings occupied from two to five hours longer than was required for the thorough examination and solution of the principles and chief featuffisof currant public measures and business; but 0m his tendency to di gression, to slid, away from the chief puiuts to episolical questions, the amount of bus'tes? rc-joupHslied bore but little relation to the time con sumed; and pet uulfwjuently a Cabj- Jul fL'll CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1863. net meeting would exhaust four or five hours without determining anything while the desk of every chief of a de partment was covered with papers de manding his attention. ' If to Mr. Davis' unyielding will and energy, his truth and justice, his knowledge of men and public affairs, bis -patience and industry, his amslyti cal mind and comprehensive; judgment, were uuited the business habits of r.u active merchant or commercial law ad vocate, his ability and usefulness as the chief of a great enterprise or the head of' a people would find few parallels in history. Whether, with his peculiar mental and moral combination, his absorbing desire to attain an exact Stness, consis tency, and correspondence ia all that he attempts, his disposition to analyze and exhaust not only the probable but the possible arguments upon the sub jects under consideration, any other traioiug than that which he received could have taught him the just value and economy of time as an element in the affairs of this rapid age we are not prepared to say ; but certain it is that the discipline of West Point, his trans fer thence to the Indian frontier, his plantation, political and congressional iife, -were not the training for the pur pose. So well was hi3 habit with punc tuality iu meeting it was rarely expec ted from his engagements. Though apparently cold and exclu sive, Mr. Davis is nuiuraliy genial and sympathetic; and few men prove more attractive ia private society. No man delighted more to relieve his burtheutd heart and mind by pleasant conversa tion upon rreneial subjects a taste which the suelusiou of a Cabinet meet ing and the presence of trusted frieuds prompted him frequently to gratify ; aud uuon such occasions, aided bv ther inspiration cf a good cigar, rambling pleasantly over other fields than those of public affairs, his conversation and manner were extremely engaging. His extensive reading and retentive memo ry, his accurate observation aad ac quaintance with tho dNtiugui.iiicd or noted men, his knowledge of life, from the backwoodsman's hut to the halls of Senates and Cabinets, were never at fault for striking illustrations of every subject presented. Kxperiences in the army, on the great plains, and in Mex ico ; life, civilizo l and savage, from the Indian's lodr;o to the salons of fashian; sympathy with the poor humble, a fa- miha?.ify vKn the rich airi great, had stored his mini wi.h a vat fund of use ful knowledge sprightly information and amusi:Ag"anecdote, which a genial nature, a ready perception of humor, rare powers of imitation, and a voice full of pleasant inflections, so present ed thai, ifw tott'.J be in his sosriety -at such timc3 without deriving p'ea-i ;re and information. lie is a good judge of men nu from indications which often escape the observations cf others he frequently determines the general designs cf those with whom he is brought into contact before they have had time to become reserved. His knowledge of the hab its of men iu different walks of life, their modes of thought and expression, and particularity of language, are re markable; and enables him to bring himself at once to the level of those with whom j'.ie converses, to use thur own faraiher phrases and figures, and to be thoroughly at home with them a species of flattery vrhich gratifies, aad is apt to make men comrauuicativc. In conversing with an intelligent English gentleman upon the history, laws, lite rature, constitution, or public men of Great Britain, the purify and elegav.ee of his language, no leas than the acen riey and extent of his inibnnati-oi. never failed to surprise ; while men reared in our weste.m or t'outhwestern States, upou the ionticr, or upon the Mississippi, wort- over glad to talk vi"'1 him, not only because his knowledge was equal to tAeir own r.pon their la vorite'topcs, 'rut because his language, his images, and metaphors were their own. T -r n a. . 1 11 111 lie was a iavonto with all children, whom he never failed to interest ; and his own regarded him as their pleasau tcst playmate. Mr. Davis' volutions with the mcm bcrs of Congress from and after the firse year of the war were uot what the interests of the country required. De tails upon this subject we will not give; but, in justice to him, it is proper to say that if coldness, misunderstandings, or misreprcscntatUj'is frequently fol lowed his intercourse with them it was not because he was not ardently urging the prosecution of the war with the utmost vigor. In a body so large as that comprising both Houses of Con gress there are found, of course, some men with whom public wassubordinated to private interest : and some whose zeal for the public welfare was mingled with selfish considerations. A wound to their self-esteem told upon their ac tion in public affairs, and Mr. Davis' sins in this respect towards them, real or imaginary, were seen iu tbeh- votes and speeches. His busiuess office, and the one in which he assembled his Cabinet, was a small room in the Treasury at llieh mond, not exceeding twenty-four by eighteen feet in length and breadth, furnished with a plain writing table and a few chairs, aud its walls covered with maps. A messenger at tho closed door received and delivered the cards or messages of visitors ; and immedi ately opposite this door, and only some six feet from it was the officer of the four generations composing his person al staff, whose intercourse with him was unrestricted, and one or two of whom wene always in attendance. A portion of erery worning was given to visitors, and many caned, by special j appointment, at other hours, io all j who came upon public business, to in-1 crease the army, create supplies, or to j acjvanee the success of the war. hi lis- .'Wefkkkso n d it is. teccd with attention, and was ever ready to receive their views; but the propor tion of these to the number who came with personal or selfish objects, or with "axes to grind," was small; and to wards theso his impatience was fre quently irrepressible. Men iu hih oficial positions, com- pelle-.i tiir.es t: listen to all who may Ci!v?e to. call upon discover that not o them, very food ly is self-interest to. of:en the object of those who crowd their reception rooms to tho delay of t ue pay ay busmen business, but that in their eager pursuit of i?, impudence, igno rance, and conceit, are but thinly dis guised uuder protestation of patriotism. A few years of such experience of hu man uature impress a -peculiar stamp upon a man's feelings and demeanor ia his intercourse with his fellows ; and however unsuspecting aud sympathetic may have been his nature upon the as sumption of his ofiiee, he leaves it with his estimate- of mankind materially changed ; and he detects himself sus pecting a "cloak " and peering about for the "axe" whenever "patriots" ap proach him. Mr. Davis' manner of receiving visi tors at times showed that ho had had much experience iu public oface. Few men could be more chillingly, freezing ly, cold. Those who came without special appointment or business u.uHy found hir.i engaged with a mass of manuscript papers before him, telling as plainly of his occupation as his for mal aud scanty courtesy did oi the im portance of his time and his sense of its interruption. There was no waste of words, no i riioring ot us pr -occu- pat ion , lew generalities ; and, 111 spite ol any nmo !lh fit r-fr..iv.t scli-complaceucy, seusib'.e men soon left they knew not exactly why that it was wronir to cr- gross his time- if they could, while bores were convinced that they could not engross it if they would; and their stay was generally brief, his face yield- i:ig its only "lproach to a smilo when he saw them depart. I have said that his relations with what they m 'mbers of Congress were ut-t nor were shcuH. .1 have bee wl lat they might have been, wards the world x owarus them, as t he wore general! is personal opinions very 5 opcnlj'. Position and opportunity pre seated him every means ol cultivating the pcrso j.il good-will of members by little acts of attention, courtesy, or de ference, which, no man, however high in position, who his to work bj means of his fellows, can dispense with. Great minds can, iu rpitc of the ab sence of these demonstrations towards them in a leader nay' iu the faee of neglect or a; iparent disrespect go on stea-aily and bravely with a single eve to the pifblie welfare; but the' number of these in comparison to those who are more or I 3 governed Ly personal ecus idem lions in public duties ;s i tne discharge ol their mall. W le he was ever frank and cordial to his friends, and to all whom he believed to be em barked heart and soul in the cause of southern independ ;acc, he would not and we think could not, smile, an inflection of the demonstration of attention sacrifice a voice, or a to flatter the sen iovc of any man in or out of i Ci ;icss who did not staixi iti 1111S relation, meting r.imsen m lie welfare, regr. rules? of self or 1 ii- .1. pub- CplU- 101)3 of others, f.o placed too light a value upo the yiousaud nameless in fluences by yfi'-ch r.e might have hromrht othf up, apparently, to his own hi'.i r Ji-al standard. j"y of Ccngrv- vvho h-d t Pee uoracers him on em was 'LtSKie: :h; r-2.'Vtioa " ti 'v c-.-iiipiaiiie i ot as ungracious. i.nlaine x ot as urj j..t . f j!iei.;ly, in their nnrcicty -.'ii'W "iLij disaster, called upon ,;,;; .0" urge plans, f T.ggestijp.s, or v,v;vi on the conduct of the war, oitcn lor the attainment of peace; and often present matters upon him which he had very carefully considered, and for which he alone was resp msioie. thou Often, in such cases h he listened to all they had to say, why, for example, some man should b ; made a brigadier, major, or licutcnant-geu-eial, or place! at the head of an army, &c , and in return calmyand precisely stated his reasons against the measure, he at times failed to .satisfy or convince them, simply because in his manner and language combined there was just an indiscribable something which off ended their self esteem. Some of his best friends left him at times with feel ings bordering closely upon anger from this cause, and with a determination, hastily formed, of calling no more upon him; and some of the most sen sible aud patriotic men of both Hou-es were alienated from him more er less from this cause. The counsel of judi cious friends upon this subject, and as to more unrestrained intercourse be tween him and the members of the Senate aud House, was vainly 'exerted. His manly, fearless, true, aud uoblo nature turned from what to him wore the faintest approach to seeking popu larity; and he scorned to believe it necessary to coax men to do their dut to their country iu her darkest hour of need. Wttat ts a Dahlixg ? An cx- change answers this question in follow ing dolicious style : It is the dear little beaming girl who meets one on the door-step ; who flings her fair arms around one's neck and kisses one with her whole soul of love; who seizes one's hat; who relieves one of one's coat, and hands the tea and toast so prettily ; who places her elfish form at the piano and warbles forth, unsolicited, such delicious songs; who casts herself at oue's foot-stool, and clasps one's hand. and asks eager, tin heard-of questions, with such bright eyes and flushing face, and on whose light, glossy curls one places one's hand and breathes " God bless her ?" as the fairy form departs. NUMBER 6. "De Cotton Rail on Tep." "Brick Pomeroy" gets off some ini mitable burlesques. In a hi to imn his paper he burlesques a scene in the Alabama Umventiou under the head iiig of "De Lottom Hail on Tod." Julius Crosar Augustus Mark Antony Dionysius Squash has the floor, and holds forth as follows : "Mister Speaker and fellow Nig' gcrs ; I hub listumed pashuntly for de consecutive days what hab introvened sense we cum from de ballet-boxes of a illustrous constituenshec to brudders Bingham and Griffin, and Keffer, aud de udder respekted white niggers, and longed for de opportunity to get up and shake myself loose for de salvation oh de Lord, and de glory ob the eight and forty thousand what hab trabled to Caneun! And here I is am you gazin's at me ? Niggers and Mistur Speaker, dere hab been somefiu said in some of de noosepapers about de bottom rail bein' on top ! Now, who am he bottom rail? Eh lUmah! Dcy means us, niggers, de downtrodden race,4 who, bress the Lord and Massa Linkuni, am on top ! And we's a gwin' to stay dar till Gab riel sits on the saints' roost, and blows his horn fit te sear the debbil! j War am we now? Cast your deluded j gaze about dis room. Five years ago j we was a totiu' cotton, blackin' boots, land cuttiu' hair ! Now, ki we and uevj jauh.ee wtiue irasn is maKm laws, for in de language of Horace Greeley, de bottom rail am on top! Niggers is sumbody, and ded m rebbiis hah got to lay low or dey catch ! We'sc gwin' to occupy do laud we'se gwin' to hab our forty acres laud aud a par of mules we'se gwin' to play gcmplum, and rebbiis has got to furnish de spondulix dat's what's be matter, for cb bottom rail am oa top ! De white trash is played out didn't we sabe de country? When massa Jeff, was a f-tandin' on A-bra-ham's S'oop a kieken' de doah and threatenin' to bust his borne, didn't us culiered men put on dem blue clo's and dose ar brass buttons oh, uo, I guess not an' did-u't-we sibe do Uuion an' windercate de flag dat's why de bottom rail am on top 1 Brutus Gumbo Sardanapulus Crow I rise to a piht of ordor ! The Speaker State your point, Mr. Crow. Crow Lhcodosius Cassius Swiiidiell h.as put his clamps on free ob my mar bles and Switeheii Go 'way, you brack rask ill tell mo I hook your marvels, I punch you ia do jaw what I do wid yore marvels ain't I on de Kom-ruit-ta2 to draff a bill uv rights ? Say mar vels to mo jf brake y$ur banjo ober jourconck! The Spearker Gentlemen will please preserve order an allow Mr. Squash to proceed. Squash I am disgusted wid you; and I 'clar' fore God dar's dose two mykes from from Eufiula and Mobeel sound asleep, while dat ar no-account niggsr from Tuscaloosa stands by de window tictdin his shiu wid his heel ! Gor-a mitey, don't you know nufliu'! Una fc-U 1 But I disgust sich mizzibul niggers, and percced. Wc iuteud to do de wotin'; to go to Congress; to ba Gubuors and iustises ob de peace; to be sobers wid brass buttons .and big sords, like Boss Grant and fcherman, aud we is goiu' to West i mt aud 'Napolis -to ride in carria ge ana go co schools an' churches wid de white -r trash, for de bottem rail am on top. Aud we's gwine to 'bolish 'lib, Miuuie Sota and Kansas, for refusin' to gib our brudders suffrage aud we'se gviue to 'bolish Kepporheds and squelch de Lay Crossways Democrat and the Mobeel Trybune, and we'se gwine to have a new white wife ebcry week and we'se gwine to kill de reb biis because dey is white an' hab clam soup an' pigs' feet ebery night, for de bottem rail am on top 1 An' dat ar Ariel feller what says we niggers and beastuses, widout souls, well send him straight to - areelia' and a rockin' 'fore he can twinklo dat eye, for "Babylon fallen ;" ain't we got ail de sour apple trees; don't de fascin atin' ladies uv de culiered swashum light dis rcspcctikle uv wisdum and intelligense. wid de perfoom uv dar oil factory sweetness and and aud de bottum rail am' en top ! Mistur Cheer m uo 1 ebserb dat my suggo.shun dat de picturegram ob Washington bo turned upside down, aa' de likeness ob ce greatust men our country has projuiced Nat Turner, Ksq., and Hon. Fred. Bouglas be hung upondese walls has becu cirenm plied wid. Glory to Gideon dat I had libed to see de day when the bottom rail am on top. now, Crow, it am de sentinmm ob de House you take your ole cremoua, while brudder Switchell leads off wid our gran' eld Linkuni walk-around 1 Clar away dem desks-. white trash make a ring sisters in de gallery jine in ! Tune her up ole 'Simmons, an' let your unkle shout ! Now, den, alto geder, for Bress de Lam,' do bottom rail am on top ! " I say, boy, is there anything to shoot about here ?" inquired a sports man of a boy he met. " Well, replied the boy. " iiothin' just about here, but our schoolmaster is just over the hill there catting birch rods ; you might walk up and pop him over. A bet was made once by a boasting countryman that ho could cat a crow. His adversary had the crow seasoned with French snuff. The man, never- rueicss, ate it ail, with many a wry face. hen he had finished, he ejacu latcd very earnestly : " I can eat crow, but I'll be daiucdif I hanker after it.' TIic TcrJjoro' A Kcdicjn fer rc&lcecs Comic1 Frefcntinir few'litieu ard int"i'cr tneni vr-. ii rnased l,v rceson of its "oration ir th finect AcricultiirHl sedllon ol the South- Th SonHKBBER will insert pdrertifen'.'r.t rt.f). rej-entinir business of reiiectability: cliari-c- ter and inandinp, at the follnwiiur rat i r any f pecifjed time not less than three wont:- : . One qtmre one year.. .....?.... f Jb 00 One-Foiirth Column one year,, 50 f'l One-Hall Column " 00 OC One Column one year,, 150 (1j Transient advertisements are chargiU One Dollar pfr squarw of one inch lor tljp,. first, aad be veiny-1 1 ve centa or eacji sup vequenl insertion - ' i Tbe ball's Patty cndTjurnteli When a man cum s tew the konklu sion that ha. would like tew "kil sum boddy at thiKi paces, ho imagines that he has binrongcd, and sepda hiz friend a cbaUengtcw fite a dewell; tha meet, and an elegtut murder s. committed; the cracks intW trans&k ation arc puttyed up, and tWj var nished over bi being kalled "an' affaiF ov honnor." When a man rubs a snv ing baDk, or goes tew urope on tha iasi steamer, with the stolen resepts a sauitaijr a-uuiuilliee in JllS pOCk"( Kommuteo ov investigashun are gcther tew examine the staitov and unanimously report "a diskri! ! l .1 iu uiz asounts. z votinf men- a hoss and buggy at a livid stable, i1 go into the kuntry on Sunda. Th stop at the fust tavern tha meet. invest in snm ardent specrits. Thai stop again pretty soon,' and histe sum more ardent sneorita. J ho mnrr tha histe in, the more tha drivVftifrtfi and bi a devilish bridge tips thci over into a devilish gutter that sum. boddy haz left bi the side ov the road, and tha are all killed, including rhq hoss and buggy. This is kalfed a "latal acksident." A ciad . and his wire are living in the middle oy joy fi Tl 1 1 inncntnclinn flirt j if u, tua u.o Biirruunaeu. on awl sides bi a young and interesting j tannlee, their bread ia cut thin, audi buttered on both Fides and the edires but the destroyer enters the fimiWJ the wife wants a nu silk gown, the niaa?" sez no -be a a if gi10 duz," and she "be d d if she don't." One word brings on another till tha fite; both ov. them lose awl the hair in their Iseds ' and 2 full sets ov false teeth, tho thin ends in a divorse, the man runs awa, ' tew Australia bi the overland route, ; the woman marrys a cirkus rider a 40 Dollars a mouth, the children are adopted by sum sunda school, and are brought up on homapathy. This fur nishes a collum and a half in a nuspa per, under the bed ov "Disturbanse ov the married relation." A youth or 21 Summers begins life with 36 thou sand dollars. Several fast hosses be longs tew him, there h several fast wimmin that he belongs tew, awl th tavern keeners are hiz natrons f..rrJ i -r " banks are built for hiz amusement, consolidated lotterys arc chartered oa purpiss tew make him happee; nothing iz left undun tew make hnn feel good. He wakes about the 25th of next May, without a dollar iu hiz pocket, aud.a hot of warm friends on hiz hands, without enny visible means of sup, porting them. He takes ao akouut ov stock, he buys a 'point of rum and 4 yards ov bed kord, the one makes him. Umber, while tho other makes h'm stiff. The putty and varnish in thU taze is, "JJ-nveu tewdesperaahuh. "o atount ot linaushul preshure." A rale road traue stands snortin"- in front ov the depoe, the last belf is ringing, the kars are full of souls that belong tew different individuals, thj konductor iz full ov Bourbon that ba lougs tew the devil, the engineer la-, bors under an attack ov jamaka for the bronketis, the switchman likes a littla good old rye, the kars discount 45 miles an hour, 2 trains tri tew pass, each other on the same track; it kant be did suckessfully; the mangled and ded are kounted bi skores, n searching iiie&ugasaun tases piaso, thocommun itv is satizSfid. - lifL-mir u unavoidable katastrophc.- The dev furnishes putty and varnish, free ov ov men. Aiilnwiiinu :. . committed Bi Josn BlLLIXGS, REMARKABLE GAME OF MAR il,i.s J he writer of "Van nA T,. OKetcnes." in the West Florid n . 1 ... . - "" XII mercial mentions au interesting lit iuciueui connected with tha rot southward of Mr. Davis and his inet. after tha canitnl.if inn ?n.i Johnston. The party Lad stoDned for rost fe the residence of a gentleman near tha Uatawba liiver. After such sJirrht renovation and changes of their travol-soiled toilets aa circumstances permitted, and an hour ef refreshing rest, it was a novel sight to see Mr. Davis and Mr. Iteagan, with a little son of their kind host as their ally, playing an a:.imatcd and well contested game of marbles agaiust his second son, a boy of some ton years. supported by General Breckinridgei aud another Cabinet officer. IheErarae. lasted nearly an hour;" and notwith standing the skill of hrs oppoients, Breckinridge, who plays the best eame of marbleg of aqy le iding public man since Juue Marshall, and who hid his usual good luck, cam1 off victor ious me youngster , two bright iotelh". gent Southern boys, will never forget that ardently disputed game of marbles with ivlr. JJavis, who, to their influito hirht. seemed as much at homo with. all the words of caution and command, from "knuckle dowo at taw to "round- iugs," as themselves. Small Clothes. -if . the tailors and the fashion followers keeD on. iron tlemen will sonic of them have to da cline sittiuir down. roinj? up stairs, climbing into an omuibus. and takm ... . . . . on their pantaloons on eows i yci Tights are coming into ashiou at a ry- diculous rate. Small clothes usea be the genuine' stvle for gentlemen ,1-it-o e n v,-a,i nncestors. but uou queer sii"-1"' o . - f young fellows stick their legs into qow, T C-KihlOn dOeS. rll i. in ii cr cases une eood tmng ... . j .u ..nmliorof spindle shins. auveriises . ... , w. ..... e . rnsterit7 are we likelv uat, son u' - r " r, , . to have, with ancestry of such pipe- stem proport.on9 in wo legsr tailors have many a good laugh to swer for An acre of crowing whuat aba nnd tliroWS Off tt'U tUS of Vatc day. I M mm as . Otis!: I ihf 1 .Vfv' V - i J x I :t - I i - If JV w y v M : m TJ 'V?V'.