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BY ?BBISOE, SEES? 4 to. EDG-EFIELD, S. G., F?BMJAEY 28, 1866. " ^ v?T nu* 9.
"_' _:___ ^ _;_:_'_:_:_?_ GEO, W. WILLIAMS &C0,r US. Merchants V?alo' -AND ?, B ailier s, No. X andi 8 Sa3rno St., . CHARLESTON, S. C., KEEP oonsiac ly ou hand a foll assortment of GROCERIES, and will sell them at the lo wost prices possible in thia market. Ikey will reeeivo and tell on Consignment J COTTON and ?th? PRODUCE, and will advance liberally on Cotton consigned to their HOU?O, or to Wl?LIAiTIS, TA1XOR & CO., '7* - 147 Maiden |Lane, NEW YORK. Jon 25 Sm 4 WILLIAM G. WH1LDEN, FORMERLY OF HAYDEN A WHILDEN, &S Eng St., Corner of Beaufamc St,, ?U-CHARL3?STON, S. C., QM opened a largo and complete stook of Crockery and China Glass Ware, PLATED GOODS OF EVERY VARIETY, Clocks, Wfttc3te8 and Jewelry, POCKET AND TABLE CUTLERY, BTJCStETS, BASKETS, BttOOIKS, * '?1 : Ac, ic/, Ac. . Cy WATCHES and JEWELRY repaired. Old Gold and Silver purchased. . Order? promptly filled and Forwarded. Jan 14 - v - 2meow 4 F, CONNER & GO., 70 B?t Bay, CHARLESTON, S. C., COMMISSION LSD FOB WARDING MERCHANTS. "Wholesale Deal?rs in . GR0?EB1ES & EB0VISI05S, Will gi-.e prompt aid personal attention to oil order.' entrusted tu their care. Jan 24 3m 4 UMPES* KTI07?l.OGrEISriZB3D PHOSPHATE OF LIME, BY patting on two hundred pounds per acre it will increase thc quantity of Colton three huodro r pounds or mere. This Fertilizer con? ly]^* all the properties of barn-yard mar. - rc, and improves tho land. Send yoar order; immediately in order lo have them in time for planting. H. W. KINSMAN, SOLE AGENT, No. 270, King St., Charleston, 8 C Jan J4_"_2t_4 PRATT, * WILSON BROS. WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, A S D Maiiufacturing Chemists NO. 238 KING STREET, CHARLESTON, S. O. Keep constantly on hand a full assortment of Drags, Chemicals, FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES, CHEMICAL APPARATUS, SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, ?c.,. kc, Ac. N. A. PRATT, Chemist to late C S. Nitre and Mining Bar. S. W. WILSON, P. B. WILSON, j. Chemist to la.e C. S. Ord. Department. Jan 17 3m 3 JENNINGS, WIM k (0, Wholesale and Retail Dealers I H Saddlery, SADDLERY HARDWARE Carriage Materials, TRUNKS, : VALISES, CARPET . BAGS, LEATHER AND SHOE FINDINGS, &C. 35 BLAYNE STREET, CHARLESTON, S. C. Jan 17 1? 3 A. C. DnCoTTBS, F. P. SILAS. Lito Casaier Bank of Hamburg. DECOTTES & SALAS, Cotton Factor & Commission MEBOHANT, CHARLESTON, S. C., WILL GIVE PROMPT ATTENTION TO THE SALE OF COTTON, LUMBER AND . OTHER COUNTRY PRODUCE. Charleston, Jan 1 tf 1 MILLS HOUSE, .Heering Street, CHARLESTON, C. *m**im HOUSE bas been THOROUGHLY RE A PAIRED and FURNISHED, and cannot be excelled by any l.'ou<e In (be City. JOS. 1'L'ItCfiLL, Proprietor. Charleston, Jan 1 ly 2 D. F. FLEMING & CO., Wholesale Dealers IN a HAYNE STREET, Corner of Church Street, CHARLESTON, S.C., Having Resnmed Business, AT THEIR OLD STAND, 2 IIAYNE-STREET, CORNER CHURCH ST., ARE NOW RECEIV ING A LARGE AND WELL ASSORTED STOCK OF BOOTS, SHOES, TRICKS, &e., Wbkh will be said at the LOWEST MARKET PRICE. The Patronage of former friend? and tho pnb Jic is-Mipactfa?y solicitad,.- ?. * D. P. FLEMING, .,. BAWL. A. NELSON, JAS. J? WILSON. Chartwto?,Dw? tf ? The Profane Village. rt - . . * A travelling Californian On? morning mot another man, And asked, " What town is tbis ahead ?' To whieh, tho other-briefly said, " Yon be damn !' On atrode the traveller, some surprised, But that tho man was drunk snitaised ; . For. who, unless a little high, To civil questions would reply, "You be damn!" While thus his cogitations ran, He overtook another man, And him he questioned as before, Receiving this reply-no more " Yon bc damn !" The traveler answerod not a word, But seeing jost ahead a third, Asked him the self-same thing at once, Receiving but the same response, "You be damn !" . Astonishment upon him grew A stranger thing ho nover knew : Half angry, half-ho scarce know what A fourth inquiry onvy brought " You bo damn !" " Is some ajyluin hero about? And havo the lunatics got oat? And is their mania all the same ?" Thought he, " that all of thom exclaim, ! You be damn !' " And then he felt his wrath grow hot; ? "Theroll bc a fight apon tho spot, ' , If any other man,'.' quoth he " Shall insolently say to me, 'You bc damn!"' Ho almost reached the villago, when He met a stalwart citizen, And asked what town before him lay, The.otbor answered, right away, "You be damn!"' ' . The traveler straightway pulled his coat, And took tho other by the throat : " You scoundrel!" hoarsely uttorod h?, " I'll teach you not to say to me, ' You be damn !' " Of course there was an instant fight, Till both were in a horrid plight; And fast and furious fell the blows, And oft tho battle cry arose '.You be damn !" ' Thus Dghtiog, near thc river siac, They rolled into its muddy tide; Then-parting, scrambled to tho shore, And shrieked, above tho mill wheal's rear, , . . " You be damn !" Beside the mill a maiden stood : The traveler, drenched in gore and mud, Inquired what name they gave the place ? Thc mai-.l replied, with tirail grace, " You bo damn !" A .'ittle further on bis way, He mot a I itrio girl at play, *_To whom the qncsti'jnhe addressed : Tho child replied, like ail thooro st, 7~ - " Von bo donnr*1"'--" ? " Good heavenr !" he cried, " am I bul dreaming ? What plao is this, wliorc, in blaspheming, The men and women each ouUic, And cv:u babes and sucklings cry, " Yen ba damn !" And swift he hastened out of town, Leit firo and brimstone should como down: But fonnd, in travelling on a while, A guide-post reading thus :-" One mile To YUBA DAM." The Three WidtfiL There was once a wise emperor who mcde i law, that, to every stranger who came to lis court, a fried fish should bc served. The >ervaots were directed to take notice if, when he stranger had eaten the fish ts the bono m ono side, he turned it over and began on he other side. If ho d>d, bc was to be im nediately seized, and,on the third day there tfter, he waa to be put to death. But, by a jreat stretch of imperial clemency, tbe cul prit was permitted to utter one wish each lay, which the emperor pledged himself to jrant, provided it was not to spare bis life. Many had already perished in consequence af this odict, wbCD, one day, a count and bis young son presented themselves at court. The fish was served as usual, and when the count had removed all the lish from one side, be turned it over, and was about to commence on the other, when he was puddenly seized and thrown into prison, and was told of his approaching doom, ??orrow-atrick?n, tho count's young son besought the emperor to allow him to die in the p'a. e of his father ; a taror which the monarch was pleased to ac cord bim. Tho count was accordingly re leased from prison, and his eon was thrown into bis cell in hts stead. As soon as this had been done, the j*oung man said to his jailors:-" You know I have the right to make three demands before I die: go and tell the emperor to send me his daughter, aod a priest to marry us." This first demand was not co much to thc emperor1? taste ; nevertheless, bo felt bound to keep bis word, atid be, therefore, complied with the request, to which the princess had no kind of objec tion. This occurred in the times when kings kept their treasures in a cave, or in a tower set apart for tho purpose, like the Emperor of Morocco in these days; and, on the se.f cond day of his imprisonment, thc young man demanded the king's tjeisurcs. If his first demand was a bold one, tbe socond was not les? so ; still, an emperor's word is sacred, and, having made the promi -e, he was forced to keep it ; and the treasures of geld and silver were placed at thc prisoner's disposal. On getting possession of thom,'he distribu? ed them profusely among the courtiers, and soon ile had made a host of friends by his liberality. Thc emperor i egan now to feel exceeding ly uncomfortable. Unable to sleep, be fose early on the. third morning, and wont, r Uh fear in his heart, to tbe prison to hear what, the third wish was to be. " Now," said he to his prisoner, " tell mo what your third demand is, that it may be granted at once, and you may be hung out of hand, for I am tired of your demands." u Sire," answered bis prisoner, ? I have but one more favor to request cf your majes ty, which, when you have granted, I shall die ccntent. It is morely that yon will cause thc oyes of those who saw my iatber turn the fish over to be put out." "Very good, replied thc emperor, ?'your demand is bot natural, and springs from a good heart. Let thc chamberlain be seized," he continued, turning to his guards, f "I, aire I" cried the chamberlain ; u I did not ace anytbing-rit was thc steward." " Let the steward bc seized, then," said the kins. But tho steward protected, with tears in his eyos, that he bad not witnessed any thing of what hRd been reported, ?Dd said it was thc butler. The butler declarad that be had seen nothing of tho matter, ?od that it muat hafo been oue of the talets. Bnt they pre tested that thpy were utterly ignorant of what had been charged against the count; in .short, it tamed out that nobody CQUW be . fuur.d - who find seen- 'tho count -commit the ' affeoco, upoo whj?blhe princesa said !-'- r- & " f appeal to you, my father, sa tr soother PJbtum. If nobody saw the offenes ?an mitt ed, fJie.cpunt .'cannot bo guilty, and my 'husband is iimocent." 1 The emperor Trtwned; forth with the covx tiers began to murmur y then he smiled, aud immediately their visages became .radiant " Let it be so," said his majesty ; " let him live, though I haye put many a man to death for a lighter offence than his. Bat if he is not hung, he is married. Justice has been done." ., ? ' . ; -ZS% : A Fable for Fine Ladies? Extravagance in dress has reached such a scandalous extreme in this country, that no apology need be offered for rebuking or sati rizing the. prevailing taste for costly.display. So thinking, the Ledger will " tell a little story," with a point and moral which may possibly rasp the feelings of some of .the j sumptuous " leaders of fashion," but which' has at least the merit of being apropos of one of the rices of the age. . An o?d French writer is responsible for the tale, which runs (with its redundancies cut o&) nearly as follows; - - A nobleman having lost his spouse, a "dasher" of the Seventeenth century, applied to a devout hermit for information about the lady's status in the other world. Thereupon tho hermit- propped off into a clairvoyant doze, and proceeded, to state-what he said he sew. Thc three prominent figures, in his vision were St. Michael, Lucifer and the lady Thc Saint had a pair of scales in which he was weighing the lady, and her good deeds aga nat her aiua aud. peccadilloes. Tho beam of the balance was at an equipoise, and the good angel thought that she might pass mas ter. But at this stage of the proceedings Lucifer beckoned to a subordinate fiend in tho distant?, who immediately shuffled to the front, stooping ander aa enormous back-load of magnificent robes and. rare, jewelry. 14 These," said the Archfiend, addressing I he Saint, "bel-Dged to Madame, while living, and you know ?s well as I do that they were wicked superfluities which diverted her mind from Heavenly musings, I desire to have them pitched into the scale with her other Bias." St. Michael being a fair-minded hier arch, CJD ld not Hatty object ; but he tried to argue thc case. "Bah!" said Lucifer,tho vulao of one of those gowss would have clothed and kept forty poor mon through a whole winter, and the mere warte cloth from them would have saved & family or two from perishing. Throw !em in.'! They were thrown in accordingly, and straightway the lady's ; cale kicked the beam. There was nothing nore to be said, and the Gentleman in Black it once took-the lady under his protection. ; What do you propose to do with her ?" said ;he Saint, solio voce. '-Do with her?''re lied Beelzebub, ina whisper ;" Why give 1er new -dreescs continually and make her >cliero that she looks like a fright, in-all of bum." " What ww se than fiendish malice!" exclaimed Michael. And so they parted hs Saiut going his way and tho Fiend with vick, his unwilling companion taking a def erent and more unpleasant route. Of course, a-? Eugeno Aram says in the ?oem, " 'twas nothing but a dream." But he moral of the story is, that, a taste for usury in dress is not one of the Christian race*. Quite the reverse. he ceufusiejn aud panic last fall, called upon bo W_bank, with which the road kept a urge regular account, and asked for an ex trusion of part of its paper falling duo in a ew days. Thc Bank President declined aiher abruptly, saying in a rough tone to he functionary; ?i jjr> ?-( your paper muat he paid at uaturi?y; we cannot renew it." " Very well," our Quaker friend rppiied, md loft the bank. But he did not let the uniter drop here. On leaving the bank he vent to the depot and telegraphed to all the igents and conductors on the road to reject ,ha bills of the W-bank. In a few hours ho traius began to arrive, full of the panic, ind bringing tho news of the W-bank ill along tho lino. Stockholders and deposi ors Hocked to thc bank, quaking with panie4;" nqniring thus; u What's the matter ? Ia the batik broke? ita, etc." A little inquiry on the part of the officers bowed that the trouble originated in the .ejection of the h?b by the railroad agents. Che President seized his hat and rushed lown to the Quaker's offic?, and came burst tg in with this inquiry : 41 Mr. K-, have yon directed the refusal >f our currency by your agents ?" Yos," was the quiet reply. " Why is this ? lt will ruin us." " Well, friend L-, I supposed the bank sos going to fail, as it coold not rcrew a Ut ile paper for us this morning." It is needless to say that Mr. L-re sewed all the Quaker's paper, and enlargod lis line of discount, while the magic wire :arried- all around the road, to every agent, ;bo sedative message : i? rDe WV-bank is all right. Thee ?ay take its currency." A countryman not long ago, on his first fight of a locomotive declared he thought it ijas the devil an wheels.l " Faith, ye're worse titan myself," said an Irish bystander, " for the first time 1 saw tho craythur, I thought it.wns a stameboat hunting -for wather." A gentlemen, who had the curiosity to mend a dime* in answering an advertisement which promised valuable advice for-that iinouitt, received by mail tho following an swer: " Friend, for your ten cents, postage, please find jnriosed advice which may be of ;reat value to you. A.* many persons are Injured f?r weeks, months and years, by the careless use of a knife, therefore, my advico is, when you uso a knife, always whittle from you." The following good rules have been laid down by a philosopher; I1 To prevent getting whipped-dont fight. 1 To stand high with the ladies-never visit/ * them. A smoky chimney may be cured by keep ine fire from it. If you owe your landlord-boird rt ou with him. A maily little fellow of five years, fell cut his upper lip so badly, that a surgeon hid to be summoned to sew up the wound. Te sat in his mother's lap during the pain fbi jp. oration, pale, but very quiet, resolutely kelp ing bark his tears and moans. Ia her lis tress, the young mother could not refiin from saying : > u Ob, doctor, I fear it will leave n dis/gn ring scar !" - .j Charley looked np into her tearful/ace, and said, in a comforting tone : " Never miad, mamma, my moustaohf will cover it !" A tall fellow, persisted in standing diing a performance,, mach to the annoyauqof an audience, and was repeatedly requited to sit down, brit would not, when a volo from the upper gallery called oat : ? Let hi alone, heney ? he's a tailor, and hes resting Imself:' He immediately squatted. BOTH WEARIED Our.-? I bavJbronght you this bill until lam sick and ti id of it," 'said a collector to a debtor aponjvhom he bad.called at least forty times. /You are eh ?" coolly replied the debtor. " i8 I am," was the, response. ." Well theWyon had better^ not. .present it again. mo will be two of ni bleased if you do uotJfor to tell the truth, I'm aide and tired1 offceiae that ideaeicel bill myse??n From tho Charleston Con ric r. H'dq'rs. Dep't of SOnttTso. Ca., 1 CHABtEST??f^ahu?fy 1, ?88tf. J ; f OSKER ?x OBDE?S,NO^J?.]' T. T?.T?iT END T?LAT CIVIL RIGHTS AND IMMUNITTES may be enjoyed ; that kindly relations* among the inhabitants of the State maybe established}-that'tire rights and duties cf tbtr employer,"and-thfrfree laborer respectively, may bc defined ; : that the soil may be cultivated and the system of free la bor fairly- undertaken ; that, the owners of estates may be secure ia the possession of their lands and tenements j that persons, able and willing to work, maj h'ave'employment ; that idleness, and vagrancy may be discoun tenanced, and encouragement given to indus try and thrift5 and*' thai hi??ane provision may be made for'tbs aged, infirm and desti tute, the folloWiog regulations aro establish ed for the government of all concerned in this Department : II. AU lavs shall be applicable alike toall. the inhabitants. No person shall be held in competent to sue, make complaint, or to tes tify, because of color or ca=to. . III. All the employments of husbandry or of the useful arts, and ali i lawful trades or callings, may bo followed by all persons, ir; respective of. color or caste ; nor shall any freedman be obliged to., jjay any tax or any foe for ? license, nor bo amenable to any mu nicipal' or parish ordinance, not 'imposed upon all other persons..- . IV. The lawfal industry of all persons who live under the protection -cf the United States,-and owe obedience to. its. lu ws, bei Dg useful to the iudiiidual, and essential to the welfare of society, no person will be restrain ed from seeking employmcnt when not bound by voluntary agreement,nw* hindered from traveling from place to place on lawful busi- . ness. All ccrmbTnationB or agreements whichq are intended to hinder, or may so operate as to hinder, in any way, tho employment of. labor-or to limit compensation for labor or to compel labor to- be : involuntarily per formed in certain places, or for certain per sons, as well as all. combinations or' agree ments to prevent the sale or hire of lands or tenement?, are declared to be misdemeanors ; and any person or person's convicted thereof | shall be purtishod by firie*h?t exceeding five hundred dollars, or by ? imprisonment not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. V. Agreements for , Iabor or personal ser vice of any kind, or for tho uso and occupa tion of,Ju?ds and tenements, or for'any other lawful purpose, between freedmen and other persons, when fairly 'made, will be impar tially enforced against either party violating the same. . ' *? VI. Freed persods^unable to labor, by reason of ago or infirmity, and orphan chil dren of tender years, . shall haye allotted to them by tho owners suitable quarters on tho premises whore they, have been heretofore lom idled as slaves, until adequate provision, ipproved by the General Commandiog, be made for them By tho State or local authori ties, or otherwise ; and they shall not be re moved from the premises, unless for disor derly behavior,' roiedeme?nor, or other of fence committed by tiie head of a family or i member thereof. VII. Able-bodied freedmen, when they idmTcllcdrsS?TilL?ke wrrii^-eni*1*^ For such of their relatives a?, by the laws of South Carolina, all citizens are obliged to maintain. VIII. When a fr?ed persoD, domiciled on a plantation, refuses to work there, after hav-" ing been offered employment by the owner jr lessee, on fair terms, approved by the agent rj( the Freedmen's Bureau, such freedman or woman shall remove from the premises with in ton davs after such offer, and duo notice to remove by the owner or opcupant. IX. When able bodied fn-ed persona are domiciled on premiso? where they have been heretofore held as slates, and are not employ ed thereon or elsewhere, they shall be per mitted to remain, on showing ti the satisfac tion of the Commandiig officer of thc Po3t, that they have made iiligent and proper ef forts to obtain employment. X. Freed persons cecupy i og premises with out the authority of ne United States, or the permission of the owier, and who have not been heretofore heldthere as slaves, may be removed by tho Comnandiug officer of the Post, on the oumplaj)' of the owner, and proof of the refusal ol said freed persons to reu:ove after ten dajsnotice. XL Any person employed or domiciled on a plantation or elsewhere, who may be right fully dismissed by ti; terms of agreement, or expelled for misbiiaviour? shall leave the premises, and shall xtt return without the consent of tho ownu or tenant thereof. XII. Commandita officers of Districts will establish within thor commands respectively, suitable regulation, for hiring out to labor, for a period not to txeeed ono year, all va grants who canno be advantageously em ployed on roads, fortifications and other public works. Th proceeds of such labor ehall bo paid over o tho Assistant Commis sioner of the Freemen's Bureau, to provide for aged and infirn refugees, indigent freed people, and orphat children. XIH. The vegrrit laws of tho State of | Sooth Carolina, aplicable to free white per sons, viii be recopized as the only vagrant lavs applicable tcthe freedmen ; neverthc fets, such laws shr.1 not be considered appli cable to persons wo are without employment, if they shall prov that they have been una ble to* obtain eiplovtnent, after diligent efforts to do so. / i XIV. It shall b the duty of Officers com nanding Posts to'ee that issues of rations to freedmen are coniied to destitute persons, irho are unable wwork because of infirmi ?i?s arising from cd age, or chronic diseases, )rphan children .oo young to work, and .cfugeo freedmenetnrning to their homes leith the sanction^ the proper authorities} tad in ordering hose issues Commanding Jfiicers will bo cfefu! not to encourage idle icss or vagrancy. District Commanders will nake consolidati reports of theso issues, ,ri-monthly. XV. The propr authorities of the State n the several mn'tcipalities and district?, ?ball proceed to take suitable provision for heir poor, withot distinction of color ; in lefault of which,the General Commanding viii levy an equable, tax on persons and jroperty sufficiet for the support of the ?or. XVI. The contitotional rights af all loy il and well dispo?d inhabitants to bear armo,.) rill not be infritjed ; nevertheless this shall iot bo construed to sanction the unlawful iractice of carrig concealed weapons ; nor o authorize any>ereon to enter with arms in the premises f another against his con ant; No ono sill bear arms who has borno irma against th? United States, unless he ball have takonho Amnesty oath prescribed a the Proclamaon of the Prcsident of the. Jnited States, atcd May 29, 1865, or the )ath of AHegiace, prescribed in tho Procla nation of the ?erident, dated December 8, 8?3, within th time prescribed therein. Ud oo disordely person, vagrant, or dis urbor of the p*co, shall be allowed to bear 'rm8, ? . **. , . . XVII. To score the same equal justice ind personal lierty to the freedmen as to )tber inhabitats, no penalties of pu?isli nonts differcntrom those to which all por tons are amenale shall, be imposed on freed ,e0ple; and ajL?fime|".^nd offences which ire prohibited'nd?r existing Jaws, ?fall be understood M rohibiteJ in tho caso of freed OCT; and if emaittedby afiraodmfta,aboil, upon conviction, be punished in tbe garni manner as if committed by a white man. XVIII. Corporal punishment shall not bc inflicted upon any person other than a minor and then only by the parent, guardian, teach er, or one to whom said minor is lawful I j bound by. indenture of apprenticeship. ?? XIX. Persons whose conduct tends to a breach of the peace may be required to give security for their good behavior, and in de fault thereof shall be held in custody. XX. All injuries to the person or property committed by or upon freed penions, shall be punished in the manner provided' by the laws of South Carolina, fur like inj t ries to the persons or property of citizens thereof. If no provision be made by the laws of the State, then the punishment for such offences shall be according to tho conree of the com mon law ; and ia the case of any injury to person or property, not prohibited by the common.law, or for which the punishment shall.net be appropriate, such .sentence shall bo imposed as, in the discretion of the Court before which the trial is had, shall be deemed proper, subject to the approval of the Gene ral Commanding. XXI. All arrests, for whatever cause, will be reported tri-monthly, with the proceedings thereupon, through the prescribed channel, to the General Commanding. ., 0XXn. Commanding offlcera.of Districts, Sub Districts, and Posts, within, their com mands respectively, in the'absence of the duly appointed agent, will perform any duty appertaining to tbe ordinary ' agents of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Aban doned Lands, carefully obsorving for their guidance all orders published by the Com missioner or Assistant Commissioner, or oth er competent authority. XXIII. Dis'rict Commanders will enforce theso regulations by suitable, instructions to Sub-District and Post Commanders, taking care that justice be d jne, that fair dealing between man and man be observed] and that no unnecessary hardship and no crud or un usual punishments be imposed upon any one. By command of Major'Gen. D. E. SICKLES. W. L. M. BURGER, Assistant Adjutant General. Official : ALEXANDER MOORE, Jan 23 Brevet Major and Aid-de-Oamp. Womanhood Sufirage. . . Inquiries are made whether there is really a petition that suffrage shall be granted to women, iii circulation and scion to bo presen ted to Congress. To be sure there" is. A circular Las been addressed to editors through out the country, as follows : ' " To the Editors : " Will you publish the inclosed petition ? It is now circulating throughout tbe coun try, lo be presented as soon as Congress shall re-sss em bl c. "In behalf of the National W. R. Com mittee. E. CADY STANTON, LUCY STONE, SUSAN B. ANTHONY. Standard Office, 48 Beckman street, New York. And here is the petition in full : X PETITION FOR UNIVERSAL. SUFFRAGE. To the Senate and House of Representa tives : %'taten, respectfully akfc. Isa^suuia^Sliia^EiB^ Constitution, that shall prohibit tho several States from disfranchising any of their citi zens on the ground of sex. In making our demand for suffrage, we would call your at tention to tho fact that we reprt sent fifteen millions of people-one half tiie entire popu lation of the country-intelligent, Virtuous, native-born American citizens ; and yet we are the.only class who stand outside tho pale of political reeognition. .' Tho Constitution classes us as 'Ircc peo ple,' and counfs us whole persons in the ba sis of representation | and yet we aro govern ed without our consent, compelled to pay taxes without appeal, and punished for vio lations of law, without choice of judge or juror. The experience of all ages, tho De clarations of the Fathers, the statate laws rf our own day, and the fearful revolution through which we have just passed, all prove thc uncertain tenure of life, liberty and prop erty, so long as the ballot-the only weapon of stdf protection-is not in the hand of every citizen. " Therefore, as you are now amending the Constitution, and, in harmony with advanc ing civilization, placing n?wsafe guards round the individual rights of four millions of eman ripated slaves, we ask that you extend the r rht of suffrage to women-the only remain ing class of disfranchised citizens-and thus ful fill your constitutional obligation 'to guar mt?c to every State in the Union a republi can form of government.' u As all partial application of republican jrinciplcs must ever breed a complicated ' egiflutiofl, as well as a discontented people, ve would pray your honorable bodv, in or 1er to simplify the machioery of government, ; ind insure domestic tranquility, that you egislate hereafter for persons, citizens, tax ?ayers, and not fur a class or caste. " Forjustice and equality your petitioners rill ever pray." ? --?- j A JEWISH WEDDING.-A London corres- f londent says : f On Wednesday ovening last, occurred the 1 oost magnificent Hebrew weddiog which ? as taken place for many years. It was ?.he aarriage of a Rothschild, and took place at !" ho splendid residence of the Baron at Hyde 1 'ark corner. Tho bride was Miss Evelina 8 e Rothschild, the Baron's second daughter, 1 nd the bride-groom waa Baron Ferdinand, ? on of Baron Anselm de Rothschild, of Paris. t Jreat banks of flowers were arranged about , tte marble pillars and were wreathod around beauperb balustrades. The walls weredraped ? rith white lace starrod with roses. ' The ta- D les groaned under thc magnificent viand*, nd the gold tankards, epergrtes and dishes. a 'he festivities lasted from five of tho after ooa to five of tho morning. By law of 8 ?ngland, marriage ceremonies must, tobe 8' enuine, occur before 12 M. of the day. This n iw was arranged to prevent hasty and iib < onsidcred matches made after dinners or r? alls, the parties being supposed to bc cooler ithe morning. By paying fifty pounds. Ci owever, a license may bo got to get married t any hour. Thia marriage oocurred about ? x o'clock. Under the great velvet qanopy V ie finely arrayed pair were wedded. There ? ere fourteen maids of honor, dressed in ink and white. Tho bride was beautiful in a er white lsco dress. Her mother eovelop- 8< i her completely before the company, in a ch veil. All the gentlemen wore their ats. The young Baron, placing tho ring i his bride's finger, said ; " Bertold, thou * ?t betrothed unto me with this ring, accor- ? ing to thorites of Moses and of Israel." The ro then drank from one glass, of wine; the c ass was then set on tho floor and crushed i pieces by the bride-groom s's foot-the two 0 ;ing as indissolubly joined as tho glass was revocably sundered. D'lartwli. made a i, licitous Bpeecb., . " 0 PARTICULAR AB TO THE DENOMINATION.-A Testern farmer who wished to invest the icnritics, wont to Jay. Cook's office to pro- ? ire the Treasury notes. Tho clerk inquired hat denomination he would have them in. aving never heard the word used except to istinguish'the religious sects, he. after a lit- ii o deliberation, replied; "Well you may ti tye me part in Old School Presbyterian, to a [ease the obi lady; but give me tho iiaif on in Rn Will JUap?st," al ? , Never Gire Up. * ? Never give np ! there axe chances and changes Helping thc hopefuls hundred to one ; And, through the dark chaos, High Wisdom ar ranges, Every success-if you'll only hope on. Never give up 1 for the irisost is boldest, Knowing that Providence mingles the cup ; And of all maxims, the best as the oldost, Is the true watchword, never givo np ! The Confederate Dead. The following suggestions from thc Nash ville Union and American, one of the ablest and best of our exchanges, will commend themselves to every humane 'and bencjoleat heart : " We frequently meet with poems and other tributes to the 'Confederate Dead.' Whilst the dead who sacrificed their lives for the principles which were presented to them in the late war, are entitled to our ad miration and gratitude, and to a perp?tuai place in the memory of the Southern people, there is yet a living duty resting upon us. The widows and orphans, now suffering for the necessaries of life, and thousands of mnin e? survivors, call for our respect and sympa thies. In all of the Legislatures of th j South ern States, we have witnessed with gratia cation movements looking to the amelioration of these classes. Our failure places onr crip ples beyond the palo of assistance by the Federal government. No pensions, no boun ties, no land grants insure to them. The decrepid Confederate soldier must rely upsn the kindness of friends. The empty sleeve and the absent leg must bo supplied by the kindly offices of .the more fort?nate. Hap pily, in this work of charity there nee? enter no political question. " The war ii over, and whilst the govern ment can take care of thc unfortunates, who were maimed in its defence, those of the other sido fall upon the list which addresses itself to the feelings of abstract humanity and pri vate charity. Thore are cases- in which the benevolent feelings of human nature are en listed, without regard to the . causes of the misfortune. There is scarcely a city, town, village or hamlet in the South in which there are not representatives of the miseries and misfortunes of war. It is due to the better impulses of human nature, that these suffer ers bc relieved. Let us hot forget these du ties and obligations. These cold and cheer less winds of December remind ns forcibly of theso claims, and enforce them upon our consideration and attention. Let not tho higher and kindlier qualities of our nature fail to assert themselves, while there are so many objects of tar tender rrgard." . In this connection we note with pleasure the establishment of a Southern Soldiers Re lief Association in Memphis, with* some of the most estimable men of' Tennessee as a board ef trustees, who have assumed control of the cnterprizo. The Appeal, in alluding to this institution,' makes some touching allusions to the gallant men who became maimed for life in our bo half, and who now deserve well of onr people. " Where can the shattered victims of tbs lost cause look for support, but to those who hoped and worked with them ? Whose hearts should warm to them so tenderly, as we who came out of the battle with strong limbs and unbroken health ? Wo too might have been work, and after awhile, when we have accu mulated property, it will be forge tten that we were " rebele," and we will take our places with the happy and honored of the country. But for tho battered soldiers of the Confede racy there is no forgetfulness. Unpenaioned and unhonored, except as they are pensioned and honored by the love and charity of their more fortunate companions in tte grpat Strug gie, they must go battling to the grave.- Lot us pension them, and houor them with bound less charity and kindly love." " These gallant men have holy claims OD tho fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters of those to whom the blind bullit wa?, more kind, and who sleep the noble soldiers sleep on the battle field, who have escaped the bu miliation of having the wounds and poverty of tho wornout soldier without cither country or flag. " Theso brave men have claims upon thc whola world for thc leesons of bravery and devotion which their undaunted conduct will teach tho patriot iu al! time to come. " Our people are opening their hands most liberally to this holy charity, anda few weeks the hopes of the excellent men and womoa who have taken thc lead, will be gratified by seeing every helpless Confederate soldier within cur reach, fed and clothed. The Rev, Dr. Knott is the agent of the society. He is devoting his entire time to its interests, and incidentally to the great work rf founding the permanent Homo ; he is gathering op and giving temporary relief to those who aro working their tedious ways to their homes While wc pray God to bless, Jet us help the wounded Confederate soldier who has no home and resource." The Best Cure for Sorrow. Attempts to drown the sense of misfortune n strong drink are the? climax of human folly. Intoxication eventually aggravates aud intcn lifies every evil which it is inveked to allevi tte. It has been this from the day when nan first "put an enemy in his mouth to teal away his brains," and thus" it will be to ho end of time. No sane and sober man [enies the fact. Even the habitual drunkard, n his brief intervals of reason, 6hudderingly dmits it. Yet thousands of intellectual be rgs-many of them richly endowed with Dental gifts-seek consolation from the bol lo in the hour of affliction, though revcL ion, history, observation and instinct alike each them that of all the broken reeds upon rbich weakness ever leaned, the falso excite ment caused by liquor is tho most treache oas. It is passing strange 1-one of those aomaliea to which philosophy furnishes no lue, and for which we can only account by apposing that a power independent of them slves, ag?inst whose influence mere reanonte 0 sure protection, betrays men into ruin. There are only two genuine salves for sor )w-vrnyer and vmk. Trust in God and eep doing is the best recipe fur every human uro. There are no wounds of the spirit ?birh it will not heal. Strength, fortitude, . 1 'ence. resignation are as sure to be vouch ed to tho unfortunates who earnestly pray ir them, and at the samo time are diligent 1 the performance of their temporal tasks, s tho harvest is to follow the planting of the sed. Duty is balami c. Peace is the child F worship. ? -- . - " Father, how many days are there in 1866 ?" sked a young h?pefnl of his paternal an 3stor. "Why, three hundred and sixty-five bf ourse, was the reply. ,k No there ?rot," quoth Hopeful, "forty f 'em are Lent I" The sons of an. emperor in Venice got ito a quarrel. In tho height of passion one f them said to the other,- - 11 You are the greatest ass in Venice.". Highly offended at their quarreling in his rescnce, the emperor said, " Como, como-you forget that I am pres nt.".. An old lady sleeping- during divine service i Liverpool, let foll her Bible, with clasps j.it j and the noise partly waking her, she rcls'rmed aloud, " What ! have you broke another jug, you ut, have you J" A CHINESE CRUCIFIXION.-The follbwing account of a crucifixion in China interesting . beeauso of its resemblance to those mentios- . ed in Scripture, is by Mr. Jones of Amoy,: who witnessed it on the 28th of October last: ' The victim was a well known- thie? whose principal offence was that of stealing young girls and selfing them for prostitutes.' ' "* The cross was of the Latin form, the foot being inserted in a stout plank, and the crim inal, standing on a board, had nails driven through hia feet, his hands stretched aud nailed bswthe cross-beam. Bis legs were fantenect?? the cross with an iron chain, hia .'. arms boand with a cord, and- on the cord, r around bis waist was inserted a pleca of wood, on which was written his name and . offence ; a similar piece on his right arm con- . tained his sentence, namely, to remain day- - arid might on the cross until he died; another . on his left arm had tho name of tho Judge *< with his title and officers. The criminal waa nailed to the cross inside the Yanan, in Ita presence of the magistrate, and then carried by fonr coolies to one of the principal thcr- , oughfares leadisg from the city, where aft was left daring theday. but removed atnight. inside the prison, for fear of his friends aW.. tempting to rescue-him, and again, carri ed ?? forth at day-light in charge of two soldiers. .* He was crucified at noon on Wednesday,.^ and.Mr. James conversed with him at. .five . in the evening. .He complained of pain in his chest and thirst. On Tuesday he slept lox some hours, when the cross was' lara * down in the. jail compound. No one waa allowed to supply him with food or drink*,L and duriDg tho day there was quite a fair m ?* front of the eros?, people being ath-atsted from a distance, and the swect-meat T?n&r*^; driving a large trade. On Saturday be '?wael*'" still alive, when the Tota was appealed "Sf * by a foreigner to put an f.nd to the wretcfiVf* *" suffering,, and he immediately gave orders/*", ' that vinegar should be administered^ which .* he expected would produce immed?ate deathY*"' but the result was otherwise, and at sun set, whoa the cross was ioken within, the j*fl? two soldiers, with stout bamboos, brolle both hi's legs and then strangled him. ' GENERAL LONGSTREET WITH a Nsw VOCA* ? > T?O S'.-We learn from the Richmond Exam- .. iner that General Longstreet, who was- so- - well known as a commander of the- First te Corps af the Army of Northern Virginia hw ; Confederate times, has entered into partner ship with Messrs W. M. Owen and E. Owen, - and is now transacting tho business of cotton -* factor and general commission raerchantj in. * Now Orleans, under the title of Longstreet, - Owon & Co. A great deal has been said * concerning the attitude of the Sontbent " leaders" and it is a great satisfaction to-- - see that one who has occupied so prominent- - . end important a position as General Long-. ' street, has determined to meet the dlfficoi- - * ties of the Bitnation fairly and without flinch. v? ing in thus devoting himself to the accus- * tomed paths Of commerce. Such examples . as this will do more than all else to dissuade ? the young men of the South from any scheme of speculative emigration, and they will soon . come to the conclusion that home, with- all < its troubles, is better than' even a peaceful foreign land. To General Longstreefc-in-'hia " I n?"-?.calH?2, we wish &. complete and-emire - - .6tICC*??,atvLi? ?-wt-jrjraiinot^y -deeq.gA,^^, evidence of disloyalty if tho old First Corps still endeavors to maintain and support that inflexible man who led them undauntedly on ? in many a weary march, and on many*, bloody field. INTERESTING CASE.-Ruth Bay was hung ai Portsmouth, N. H., ninety-seven years ago, for child murder, and it i> a singular fact that . ' thc person who cau?ed her exeoution is sfffl*' alive. She was ? school teacher, and Mw* ' Botsy Eastman, of Salisbury, N. IL-, now 103 . > years old, was one of hor scholars, and GlilT - romembersand relates the circumstances: The teacher was absent ono day, acd Mrs. East man, then a girl of six years, whilo nt play in tho school boase, saw a looeo board in the iloor, which sbe raised from motives of ca rioeity, and there discovered the remains of . a dead infant She-told what abo bad seen, and an investigation showed it to be tb? , child of thc teacher, who murdered it to con- . ? ceal its birth. She was tried, convicted and bung. . . . Tbe Scotch sometimes make as amusing blunders an thc Irifrh. At a meeting of th? inhabitants of Gorbals, Baillie Mitchell in the chair, it was coolly resolved and- unani mously agreed, amidst rounds of applause, - that a new bridge be erected on the iii? of* the present wooden one, at tho foot of PorV ]an<l street, and that tho bridge trustees be requested to repair and keep open the said wocden bridge till thc mic one be built. ATROCIOUS MURDER.-It bas never been .. our duty to record a moro appalling and wil ful murder than that which occurred ia this vicinity on Saturday eve-ing last. It.seenvj. that a youag man, Albert Geer, (son'of Mr. David Geer, Sr.,) was returning to his homo." .rom tho village, some three miles ?listant, Mid about dusk had reached within fburw hundred yards of his father's house, when be ' vas brutally attacked by one. w mere per-*.,* ions, and left in a mangled and insensible. * :ondition. Hearing cries of distress, AlBerf/a notier went in the direction they indicated, " ind after a short while .elapsed, found the of her son, horribly mutilaient HJs *. iii was badly fractured in four placea, ?a * . i with a 'sharp instrument. Of coarse, fe? e-named insensible, and on Monday morr.tog" -rea; bed his' last. No clue has been, obtained * ? s to the provocation for this inhuman and " rntal acf>ault, which ended tho lift of a" eacc?ble, quiet and Inoffensive youth. .The Miro sympathy of our community^ is with be aged parents in their deep affliction. Two negroes have been arrested upon sns icion for complicity in the murder, tut as . ho matter '.vil i undergo official in vest iga ri rm j . re forbear comment-Anderson Intelli-. enc?-_?j - - ' DON'T WANT, TO SUWE?.-A. ,few weeks ?nee a large gathering of freed people took lace at one. of the up-town Churches, tb^ ? bject being,to do honor to some-white per-.. sn who had interested- himself in their be- - alf The wife .of a Federal- officer being ' resent, she took cccasian to inform the ta le group that by the- events of a terrible. _ rar they were free to roam-and actas they " . leased. " You are equal," said she, H to tbe cst white people that surround you, and. est assured your personal rights shall not ' nly be respected, but your rights aiso to ropcrty. lou shall not only have ia your . ossessioa the lands an the sea islands, but ou shall have the right of suffrage." - . . . . Just at this animated point of her remarks, he oratre&s was interrupted byan ?ged ne ress, who. with uplifted hands and ao agr> icing look, exclaimed "0,1 dbsirH ?trat * ny more sn ff ring. No, indeed, :I dosa**." ?harleston Courier. - ?y ' ? ? ? ? <-?- B> . *. JEW" In Rutland, Illinois, last week, \ porty of J i tii un s visited a mm shop kept by a nun car&vd. . [ermann, ?rd after tying bim -to a port- ?ad : leatfing th s house of -boarders, prtcceded'to cat " own the oirn?? pests of the house Hfitt ar*iV : 'hey t'-cn"barst In tho beer kegs and whiskey arr ula, ac d. knocked, out the dooran d^wjndjotja* .. ion hitched' a capo about tho roof Md. polled tho ; ooao down, chopped an? store it lato kiadling mi$mm^m\mj dimrnliahjiif lt te tts? k????mi