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?HHISiHuVS 'I I.M . ? < .>?. M <? ?..., i, M,,., ?.?..??M MM'I.MMMI?M.MII'IIIU^...,tM??i.Ml,"i1Hi,n,?ti,??,l'i.M???n?f|l?l.'?tl'M"H,??>??l,l.?i>>%.'l.l'>.?l.l'l??.l?l<<l.|li..<>?,(...???.? II?. BY Dl'RISOEt' REESE & CO?-EDGEFIELD, ? C., JUNE 13, 1866. - VOLUME mi.-*. 24. ? '_- ? j CARRIAGE MANUFACTORY EDGEFIELD, S. C. T??E Subscribora respectfully announce that they are DOW prepared to do all work in the COACH MAKING and REPAIRING BUSI NESS that may be entrusted to them, in a work manlike manner, and with neatness and dispatch. We hare on hand a few CARRIAGES and su perior BUGGIES, of our own manufacture, which we will sell low. All kinds of REPAIRING done promptly and warranted to give satisfaction. ??*ks we sell ONLY FOR CASH, our prices arc unusually reasonable. All we ask is a trial. SMITH & JONES. Mat 7_tf 10 FISK'S PATENT METALLIC BURIAL CASES CASKETS! THE Subscriber has just received un assort ment of tbeso beautiful Rosewood finish METALLIC Bl'KIAL CASES and CASKETS Air-ti<;bt uni indestructible-for protecting and preserving the Dead-which bc will cell at bot a moderate advance on original c'ustand transporta tion. Wherever introduced thoso Cases have the preference, over all others. Orders promptly tilled. Term?, cf course, strictly Casb. J. M. WITT. Edge?eld, Mar 13 tf ll I. N. TEAGUE, EDGEFIELD, S. HAS lca?ed the Whitaker Stables for the pur pose of conducting a <rcneral SALE AND LIVERY STABLE BUSINESS. HORSES left in his chargo will receive thc Lest attontion. BUGGIES, CARRIAGES and HACKS, ant good gentle HOUSES, to biro whenever called for. DROVERS will find ample accommodation at my Stables. ?5>"Terms reasonable. . Feb 14 tf 7 UNDERWRITERS AGENCY, THE Subscriber having b*en appointtd Agent of the GERMANIA, HANOVER.. NIAGARA & REPUBLIC FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES Of New York,-the aggregate Cash Assetts of] wbivh is NEAR THREE MILLIONS OF DOL LARS-is prepared to Uke risks' against loss ur damage by Fire on libcrnl term?. Z. W. OAK-WILE, Agent. Feb 13 tf 7 Fresh Arrivals FROM ]NTe w York ! WE HAYE JUST RECEIVED FROM NEW YORK A LARGE AND WELL .SELECTED STOCK OF DRUGS, MEDICINES, AND FANCY ARTICLES, IV II I C H WILL BE S 0 L D A T The Very Lowest Living Prices ! ?a?~Physieians' bills filled at Augusta prices. Call and try us. TEAGUE & OARWILE: Apr 23 _ _if_17 Spring and Summer Gr O O D S ! THE Subscriber is now reliving bi-- Stock of SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS direct from Charleston, consisting of CALICOES, MUSLINS, GINGHAMS, COTTONADES, STRIPES, BROWN AND PLANTER'S LINEN, SHIRTINGS, fl| -SHEETINGS, LONG CLOTHS, BED TICK, ?kc. Ladies, Mieset: and Men's HATS AND BONNETS ; gibbons, Flowers, Wreaths, Plumes, Gloves, Veils, Hosiery, LADIES, MISSES, MEX AND CHILDREN'S BOOTS AND SHOES, GROCERIES, HARDWARE, CROCKERY,; SADDLES, BRIDLES, GIRTHS, SURCIN GLES, With many other articles too tedious to mention, whi ;h will be sold at the lowest market price for CASH ONLY. B. C. BRYAN, Agent. Mar 21_tf 12 B. SMITH & GO, -o l^To-w Store AT Mt. Vintage. JUST opened at MOUNT VINTAGE, (the late residence of Mr. F.JO'C.O.NXOR,) a vuricd as sortment *f Dry Goods & Groceries, BOOTS AND SHOES, Hats and Caps, CSD ALL THE USUAL ARTICLES KEPT IN COUNTRY STORES. ^3fGood-s not on our shelves will bc procured at ?hort notice TERMS REASONABLE, anda fair Fhare ol patronage solicitad. Mt. Vintage, Dec H__ftn>60_ SPECTACLES For Old and Young ?HAVE on hand a large and choice variety ol SPECTACLES, including Pntont Poroscopi, LKNS and jreniiioc Scotch PEBBLES. Also, EVE GLASSES, EYE PROTECTORS, Ac. Give mo a eaU. I can suit your Eyes. D. F. MCEWEN. -Ont 31 tf To the Public. DF. McEWEN, baring received ? COM . PLETE ASSORMENT OK WATCH fl! ATE RI 4 LS, would respectfully inform bi .friends and the public generally thnt be ts non prepared to er.ecuto, with dispatch, all work in the Waten Repairing Department. ESP AW work done by him will be warranted. All styles of HAIR WORK and SOLID GOLD JEWELRY madt< to o-der. TERNS CASH. No work ?HI be allow.d to ieave thu Shop until paid (ot. octai tr a Growing Old. Touch us, oh Time ! with light hand as you pas Tempt us to think it a loving caress; Tread on our hearts, too, with reverent care Crush not the flowers of life blooding there; Furrow our foreheads with -are if you will, But lot youth linger within our hearts still. [ 'Mid our dark tresses aro fibres of gray, Silent reminders of life's fleeting day ; And when wc turn to tho shadowy past, On its bright altars lay ashes asd dust; ' All its fair idols are marked with decay All its sweet pictures aro faded away. Sadly we look for thc friends of the paEt, Thoy of strong heart and the beautiful trust ; " Some we find sleeping beneath sculptured stone Some toiling wearily onward alone; Some thro' ambition grown heartless anj cold, But ono and all, save tho dead, growing old. Oft we grow weary in watching in vain O'er hopes that always but shadows remain ; Wc?ry of counting the joys that have died ; Weary of laying bright visions asido : Weary of taking but dross for pure gold; Weary, so weary, of hearts growing old. Chase from us, Time, all shadowy fears ; Lift from onr lives the slow burden of yeur?; Shadow our foreheads and sprinkle our hair, But, oh ! shield our hearts from the furrows of care.' Let not the heart grew selfish or cold, And wc :hall no longer fear to grow old. THE POISONED PLOWER. AN INCIDENT IN TUE LIFE OF ONE OF THE EARLY KINGS OF FRANCE. There are various traditions ?9 te the ori gin of the Golden Lily upon thc shield of France. Among t'-cse is the following in cident, said to have occurred in the latter part of the eleventh century, during the reign of Philip Augustus. The Prince was only fifteen vhen he ascen ded the throne ; but the strong hand with which he seized thc i eins of thc Government, awing r.he turbulent nobles, and protecting the common peoplp against thc:r aggressions, -.ryon convinced tbcm that he was not to-be despised for his youth. Though by this course he greatly endeared himself to the mass of his subjects, his life was more :ban once threatened, and even at tempted ; but these plots invariably originated among the haughty nobles, who were restive under the restraints imposed upon them by the King's strong arin, and his jest and kind ly heart. In the summer of the eleventh year of his roigo, weary of the cares of sttte, Pbi?r re tired with his court to bi-; royd re.-ideiiv.? at Chauniout, which was a favorite rt sort to him. Among bis train was Geoffrey, Count tl** Neville, the natural son of Louis VU., the King's half brother. He was a mild and in utTensive man, apparently well ? oi.lcntc-d with tho titi?1 ami estate conferral ty IJ?JJ lotp King ups'? bis motlier, and which bc bad inherited upon her deaiti. INK onTiiirui.a.r?-!y ne marri? rf a haughty, ambitious woman who wai but ?liv inclined io fotego her claims lo royalty. At the death of Louis, she o|ieoly asserted that Iber? bad been a secret marringa between bim and thc late Countess de Nevill-*, and upon the'. ead of her sou sb..'nd real the crown of France, he being the eldest 'boro, and urged ber husband to assert his claims. Mut this the Cor.nt refused tod >. being ill fit ted by nature lo act a purl requiring more than usual energy and ability, besides enter tuiuing too strong an.aflectioti for tbe young King, whu had treated him wills unusual hind ness, to seek to deprji/e him of bis rightful in heritance. If Philip beard of the pretciiMona which the Countess se: forth, he manifested no out ward token of displeasure cr distrust. On ?he contrary, he gave his brother many evi dences of regard, appointing bim to honorary offices near bis person, although be took care that they were such that they conferred but little power. This was a new southe of grievance lo j-Le haughty Countess, who nevtr relinquished the idea of becoming a Queen, and bau fond ly imagined that, on account ol Philip's youth, his brother would obtain such :i strong asceu deney over his mind as would make him King iu reality, if not in name. This disappointment was feit with increas ed bitterness when she becalm the niotber of a son, in whom she centered ali her ambitions hopes, and all the love she v:as capable of feeling for one. Unlike our modern fine lad' s, the dames of high degree of that remote period were early ri5er? ; and thc Couutes; de Neville of ten took long rides on horseback before the dew was off the gross, unattended, except by her groom, who kept at a respectful diatapce, just near enough to be within cati,-should his lady require assistance. One morning, she paused in front of a lit tle cottage, squated in a perfect wilderness of bloom. As an involuntary ejaculation of sur prise and admiration escaped her lips, a prai ry, intelligent looking girl raised her bright eye? from the rose-busli she was pruning. u I have some handsomer wiibin, arranged in bouquets," she said, smiling, "if madame would like to examine them.'' Throwing the reins of ber horse lo Lex at tendant, tho Countess alighted, much to the surprise of the servitor, who had never known bis haughty mistress to bo guilty of so much condescension before. As the Countess entered the little, low room, the pretty flower-git 1 displayed ber beautiful collection of bouquets with pardon able pride. " All or any of them aro i.t your service, with the exception of this," she said, pointing to one composed of golden lilies and white roses, and relieved by a few loaves of green ; it is for the King." " So King Philip buys the flowers, pretty maiden." " Yes, madame j I bavo orders to bring them to the Palace daily. 1 The golden lily is bis favorite flower ; aDd lhere are only those in bloom to-day." " I will take this," said tl>c Countess, se lecting one of the bouquets, and tuking from her purse a gold piece of uore than double thc value, " but first bring me a cool draught of water from the spring yonder." With a light sten thc young girl took a pitcher and passed out to the spring that was but a short distance Irom toe door. As she glided by the window on returning, she glanc ed in and saw, much to her surprise, her visi tor bending over thc stund of flowers, and ap parently sprinkling something from her hand upon tbo-e oho had laid aside for tho King. U'hen she took it away, her eye caught a ^leam of a small golden flask, such as the la dies of that period used for thoir cosmetics and ferfamery. But when she entered the room, ?bo found*her in the same position in which she had left her. She could not forbear an exclamation ol surprise as she obtu ved how deadly pale was her countenance. " 'Tis but the odor of the flowers,'' said the Countess, as drawing her vobca aiound her jhe turned to th? door. " Take my advice, my good piri ; place the itand nearer the window and be not much over'them ; thoir perfuule is quite too strong fur so small a room." There was something about tbeso words, carelessly spoken through they were, tba] deepened tho undefined suspicions in the young girl's heart ; andj following her sug gestion, she placed tho stand of flowers di rectly in front of the window. Then, by a close examination of the bouquet destined for the King, she detected the presence o? a fine white powder, impalpable to the eye upon the white petals of the rose, but clearly visi ble upon the lilies, whose peculiar shape, by exposing the leaves to the full rays of the sui na well as their vivid coloring, threw ic into string relief; and as she bent over them, thc faint but penetrating odor that arose made her so giddy that she would have fallen had it not been for the tall shapely youth who had just entered and whose livery showed, bim to bo in the service of the King. It waa her lover, Francois, King Philip's body serrant, and who, passing by the house, called to have a chat with his betrothed. " How, now, Maine ?" he sai<L looking in to her face. " What has frigbt?lwi the roses from your cheek, and given you such a strange look?" The hone?t-hcarted fellow was sincerely' at tacked to bis royal master, and he listened gravely to Marie's account of the strange con duct of her visitor, and the suspicions to which it gave rise. " It has a bad look," he said thoughtfully ; " though I believe there is nothing in it. By good luck, I have orders to attend His Majes ty in his private apartments an hour hence. I will put him on his guard ; then surely no harm can come of it." Somewhat to the surprise of Francois, the Ki ig manifested no disquietude at this dis closure, though the grave look and attentive manner with which he listened showed that he considered it of no light import. Ile bade bira'charge Marie "To tell no one what she had discovered, but to come to the Palace with hor Howers an hour earlier than was ber wont, by ne means forgetting her golden lilies." King Philip sat in his audience hail sur rounded by his retinue. A number of the royal family stood near him-among them the Count .Neville, his wife, and the little son, a sweet boy of three, whose winning and sprightly ways made him a favorite with the .King. " ADd please your Majesty, Marie, the flower girl, is awaiting without," said one of the guard. "Admit her," said the King. Marie had never seen King Philip in bis robes of st*te, and the royal pomp tkat sur rounded her with a fceliog ot awe as sile en tered. But this was quickly dissipated by the King'? gracious manner as he bade her approach. .. J see you have not f.irgoi ?a my favorite flower," he said, taking tho basket from her hand. "Just admire lliese queerly lilies, fajr Countess, and inhale the fragrance from the roses." '. But why do you start and turn pale ?" he added, as with an involuntary shudder ehe drew baok from the Howers he would have placed in her bund. '. I-leraveyour Majesty's pardon/' she summered, " but the odor of th? rotes -iffccls mi! thu."." Thf King's eyes followed tho Countess as she iel rcctod to the window, at l hf further end ?? til? halb-ibe-jft-w??*?"?-'- ?*" <?>' TTuTF'f'CrT'Bxctf^jrm searchingly on her hus band's face, whose mind seemed to be entire ly occupied by the laughing boy be held in Iiis arWis. Attracted by the bright color of the lilies, Hie child stretched out i!s hand for thom. A luddeu thought Struck the K'?g 'ts he ob sewed this. '.See bow eagerly Louis is regarding them!'' h.< Haid, tinning to the Count, " Let him L-a ve I hem." With a lund smile the father took the flow ers and held* them before lite boy, who, catch ing them with both ,,:s dimpled bauds, raised them with a gleeful ...lout lo his lips. Instantly a deadly pallor overspread his face, and ty i!|i a la j nt gasp ho fell dead in his father's arms. The Countess hail kept a furlive watch on the King's movements hom lieu retreat, and forgetting every thing in her terror sprang forward tu airest bfr husband's arm. " Monster !" she exclaimed, glaring upon bim like a tigress robbed of ber young, "you have destroyed your child." ' " And you," said Philip, pohili.ig signifi cantly to thc Mowers,Still clasped in ihecbild'i? rigid fingers, ''you would have murdered your King." "Is thw the woman that called at your cottage thia morning," he inquired, turning to Mare. " The same, your Majesty." As ?oou as the Count comprehended the full meaning of these ^opds, he cast a look of horror and detestation lipon his wife, then taking his dead boy, be laid him on the pile of cushions at the King's feet. " 1 can lay before you no stronger proof, sire,1' be faltered, " that I was ignorant of the exislebce of the base plot against your life." A6 Philip looked upon the still sweet fea tures of tho child, ana then upon bij father, his eyes softened . " You are right. God knows that I would fain have spared your loyally such a severe test." " I wish you all to bear witness," he said, addressing those around him, " that I "fully exonerate (fount de Neville from all complic ity with his wife in this attempt upon the life of your King." M As to you," he added, turning to the guil ty woman, " I give you twenty days, to leave the kingdom. If after that limo you ?re found ji) my domains, you shall suffer the full pen alty of your crime.'-' King Philip did not forget thpdebt of grat itude he owed to Marie and bis faithful at tendant. He was present nt the marriage which occurred a few days after, bestowing a dowry on the bride, and other substantial marks of favor ; and ever afterwards, in com memoration of bis Providential deliverance, be bore upon his shield the " Golden Lily." At Branchville. S. C., they can find no white man who can contentiously take the " test oath." Anxious to 6ecure honorable communication with the outside world, the genllfmcn of tho neighborhood agreed to re comnicrrtLa respectable, intelligent freedman of the village, in whoso integrity they all bad confidence, for tho position ot postmaster. He consented to serve. They told him that all bc would be required to do wa? to take thc " test oath." Ile wished to hear it. Cuffee was accordingly favored withs reading of the document. As thc reader ptogresied, his eyes expanded, until thc conclusion was reach cd, when he brought down his first with un mistakeablc force, exclaiming, " No gentle men. No sirec. I can't take that oath. I wanted the South to whip, and I won't tell a lie about it now. No sirs. You , must get another postmaster." We need scarcely add that Branchville is yot without a postmaster. -Weekly Record. ?5^* Upon mattera which are affected by feeling and sentiment, the judgment of wo man surpasses that Qjf man ; her more sensi live nature carries her to heights which bia coarser nature cannot reach. A hippopotamus attached to a eirena, Which was exhibiting at Bridgeport hut week, toi.k ti fniicy to one of the visitors, named Rockwell, nod opened his jaws to u take him in." Rockwell didn't return thc affection, and left only a portion of his pantaloons in the creature's mquth. Why Spain Makes Was on Chili. The quarrel between Spain and Chili is ex plained by thc NewTork Commercial Adver (?'ser as follows : y . " A brief glance ??he rise and progress of this straggle will enable us to more clearly comprehend the present situation. In the month of March", 186% the Peruvian Govern ment became involvedywith Spain in regard to certain questioropwising out of claims of Spanish sesidents against Peru. A local dis puto had arisen at Talambo between some Peruvian land ownej?J.nd Spanish colonists, in which two pereobjrvwero killed and four wounded. The Perjjrian Courts at once pro ceeded to investigate the matter, but the Spanish Government^ evidently in search of ? pretext, interfered in the case while the in vestigation waa going on, and ultimately sciz ed Chincha Island. .^Insolent demands were acceded to by'the Government, but the indig nant people overthrew the Government, and when the new President did not act with suf ficient celerity in wiping out the'disgrace, they overthrew him too, dna elected to power the present incumbent, who signalized bis ad veut by declaring war forthwith against the inva der and joining in at^alliance with Chili. Thc latter had early in .the controversy shown strong sympathy for Peru, allowing, among other acts tho Peruvian war ships to receive coal and enlist men in Valparaiso,: while coal was refused to the Spanish vessels, because it had been declared contraband of war. The Spaniards we?e, therefore, indignant at thc Chilians, and ?3 soon as the Peruvians had acquiesced in lljvair urgent demands, they turned their attention to thc former, expect ing that they would ^knuckle under' without ceremony. On the 17th of September, 1805 Admiral Pareja dispatched .a long communi cation from on board his flagship to the Chil ian Minister, in which" he complained of the partiality in the matter of supplying coal to the Peruvians, and-'further, that insulting cries and threats against ??pain were permit ted with impunity, in front of the residence in Valparaiso, of the Spanish Legation. Ad miral Pareja then proceeded to say that un less the Chilians apologized for th0se acLs, and " one of tho forts of the republic sa luted the Spanish ensign with a salvo of twenty-one guns," war at once would be de clared. The high-spirited Chilians at once spurned these insolent demands and forth with proceeded with great enthusiasm to pre pare lor a struggle with Spain. Though a blockade was immediately established, Ad miral Pareja was utterly unable to make it effective ; md finally, when a squad of daring Chilian sailors captured the Oovadonga, he was so mortified and chagrined that he ended his life with a Beringer. Our Kewelljo;i. The Richmond Times stands up bravely for the swim cuique, and refuses to allow the New York Herald the privilege of calling tue Southern rebellion "our rebellion." It claims </// its honors, and shoulders all its responsi bilities : We had thought that If there fraa anything which we could call peculiarly our own which we could say was emphatically ours it waa the jj P^ViiiBs"'iBff?r?tie^'- ^et there aro (Hipers pu uir*ncTTT^WI*piI^*E?^c .i..... the New York Herald, which seem to bc dis posed to dispute our possessory title a3." reb els.'' The Herald, in a recent editorial, speaks of the war of " our great .rebellion," and | j prides itself on the grand military lessons which it taught, on tho vastness of the armies and the magnitude R1 liaHlt3. Jt must bc admitted that the " rebellion" vas a big |1 thing, and many peuple living near to the Herald made much money and some reputa tion thereby, lint it strikes usas unequivo cally cool (hat they should he terming our re, hellion theirs, and thus manifesting a disposi tion to share with us the "odium" which they would have us believe is involved in this | ' great affair. We think that, without any vanity or arro gance, u/e tjiay plftifn |titr,t tlc ''rebellion" was ours? ?nd whatever laine or odium is at tached to tho undertaking, we are unwilling to divide Ibo former, iv to shirk tho latter. Wc wish it to be distinctly understood that we recognize the claim of no one to the " re bellion," except that of those who inaugura ted and carried it on. And the Herald, in speaking cf it ps " our breat rebellion," appro priates property to wh^h it has n^?badow of right. But it bas this touch interest in the concern-that in cornij?n with many other journal? it did mueh ol the work in its col urans which created thj war. Ii this u what the Herald means, the! we frankly admit tho propriety of its claim, ind are willing to ad vance it to a very high eat in the " rebellious" synagogue-that used o he. -* MISCEGENATION ASDPURITAN PHILANTHRO PY.-The Troy (New (York) Whig tells the following story. Some time since tbtre was a family in Saudgale, Vt., with ajsable black man as husband, from ii Tty to jfty-five years old, arid a white worman some Jen or fifteen years younger as a wife, wiUribur children, three of whom were white aridjhe fou- (h a mulatto, the issue of this whHj and black married couple. The woman k? been the wife' off* white soldier who waskillcd in battle, an the three children wen) the offspring of this marriage. The woman was in ^d health, and in the first stage of consumiipn. The family be came a town charge au had to be support ed at the expense of t| people of Sandgate. Thc cute Sandgatianj concluded, however, not long to bear thc fid of their supp?t t, aud they accordingly ?jrwarded this black and white family lO CS cago, where, having no moans of support, t^y became i> public charge on thc poor lui of that city. The Chicago aulhonjcs inquired into the facts about this fatnilyp'and learning thc na ture of the present southern by the Sand gate officials, they inmediately started the family back to the pl* from whence they came, paying their ra^ad fare hence. This family arrived in Trojj>n Saturday night, af ter the train had gone?orth, and having no place to stay, and no fEcient means to pay a hotel bilk, they appl| to the Second Po lice Station house forfjodg'mgs aud shelter until they could takejoir departure by this morning's early NwUjjn train. The request was g?ted, and they were guests at the Hotel dwolice all day yester day. The woman is | feCble health and evidently bas thc confcptjorj, This whole affair is little c^ditabfto the humanitarian!, of Sandgate, who seefflo prefer sending their contributions to the lldinen of tho South, rather than to expen<??iera ?n taking care of the colored povr at tlfc 0Wn door> -1- * AN INCENOIARY REFUTION_At the New England Anti-slaver|g0Cjety'8 meeting in Boston, on WednesdafaDe following resolu tion was offered by ogg, g. Foster : Resolved, That de-?T sympathizing with o?ir colored fellow-citlfca for ln0 outrages to which they are subjocjat the hands of South ern rebels, through tlf)0mplicity or indiffer ence of the Govcrnm? w0 warn their op pressors that the d&yfe,^ far distant when passivo submission w|?.eRSe t0 be ft v?rtuo, and duty and honor Jj a]?j;0 ^"ire thom, in imitation cf our rg|uti0nary fathers, to assume the d fence ?JSeir own rights, Um! appeal for their j?stihE?ont0 tne intelligence and humanity -of the ??ze(j wor|d. S&- Give your to^0 m?ro i^day than your hands or eyes. From the Neuhrj-ry Herald. The Stay Law and the Court of Errors. MR. EDITOR-To prevent the sacrifice of property, the General Assembly ui thia StAtc, in 18G1, enacted a law to prohibit the collec tion of debt'), commonly known as the Stay Law. The people of this State assembled in Conven) ion, in September last, for the purpose of reorganizi ng, of layiDg down, solid and deep the fundamental, the organic, the constitu tional law of the State, by a clause in one of the ordinances specially pointed out, and con tinued in farce, this law, until modified, al tered, repealed or avoided by proper State authority. This law was, therefore, in full force, having been so ordained by the Consti tution, when the last .General Assembly met. That honorable body claims no part in the enactment of this law, as it was handed to them by the Convention. All they claim is that theyaltered it so as to conform to the requirements and necessities of tho country, which power was specifically conferred upon them by the Convention. Had they not touch ed it, it would have now been in full force and effect by the will and power of the peo ple of this State, as expresaed through their delegates in Couvent;on. Just hore a very potential question presents itself for solution. This being a law ordained by the Convention, does it come within the power or jurisdiction of the Court of Errors to pronounce upon it. The people under our system of Government is the origin and source ot all power, and through their delegates in Convention, they have ordained 'and promulgated this to be Ibe law of the State, subject alone to be mod ified, altered, repealed or avoided by proper State authority. The only question here is what is mea:it hy proper State authority. Cer tainly it does not mean the judicial depart ment, for it does not belong to them to modi fy, alter or repeal laws. It does not refer to the executive for it is his province to enforce thc law. ?It refers then to the Legislature, which is the only other department cf the Government, lhat department did its duty ;o the fullest extent by altering and so fram ing the law as to meet the present urgent ne :e-jsitie3 of the country, and so far as we have !>een able to learn, thc law in its present ?.ape, has given almost universal satisfaction. The judicial department, being si m ply a crea ture, iu pronouncing upon the act of their creator, the people in Convention, have trans cended their jurisdiction, and should be held strictly accountable for it. The Stay Law, as it came from the hands jf tho la?t General Assembly, gave as full, nittual protection^ creditor and debtor as ?aid bc desired, lt prevented the sacrifice jf the debtor's property, giving him a fair ;haLce to develop the present systc-m of la bor and pay his debts. It suspended the sta ines of limitation and required one tenth of Yhat is due each creditor to be paid lo him )n or before the lat of December next, tin ier this law all could live. To what conditiua the recent decision of | .he Court of Errors of this Stale will reduce he country, now almost prostrate under the ?alamitic-s of Lhe late war, from which we are ust f-merging, ,10 moital tongue can teli. Vla-ked batteries are now being prepared in ?very city, towD, village, hamlet and even irivate residence, in thc State. The entire country from thc mountains to the sea-board, sitt>%?n.ji.-j H-.'J xt-|.?;.,,- tVhat ul plendid hirves: for the lawyers and omeersT )f thc courts. One neighbor will be forced n the majority of cases, to sue another neigh )0r, hy being sued himself, how much soever je may regret it. The paternal estates of our jobie sire,-;, whose hoary heads are silvered )y the frosts of sixty winters, rind which they lave inherited from a long linc of ancestors pill, in many cases, have to go under the iheriff's hammer, and through no fault of heirs. The noble Carolina mother too, who bid 1er fond husband go forth to the bat tie-field." if his country, whero lie fought ?nd fell, and ?led and died upon her ensanguined plain, nay now bc driven penniless, with her little ihildren clustering around and clinging to icr kneps, fioci tba last roof that covers her icad irt(o tjie col'd and heartless street, by omc callous creditor. Is there no romcdy ar this terrible condition ofthiDgs? Tts, lice is a remedy if the peop'e will it. They .re the origin aud source of ali power. Let hem call meetings in every district through >ut the State, and instruct their members to he Legislature to abolish all the higher burts of this State, and reorganize them out rid out. Our taxes are heavy, and we are aying entirely too many chancellors and jdges. Lst tho entire State he re districted, nd the number of chancellors aud judges o reduced, aud a corps of them elected who rill sustain the will ol the people, as express d through tlreir delegates in Convention, it thc same time the members of the Leg dature Mn be instructed to pass 6uch laws 3 will gtvo mutual protection, to creditor nd debtor. As it has*' been very generally nderstood that we are to have au extra ses i?n of thc General Assembly, lt would be rell for the people to move in 'his matter at n earlv day. General Grant-?IIp Presents His ?? Views" \o a Maine Editor. The Lewiston ("Maine) Journal gives an cconnt of " an hour's conversation," between he editor of that paper and General Grant, rhich represents the federal ''hero" assay There were- some parts of the country rhere our armies had never trod, particularly 'e.xas, which needed to feel the blighting fleets of war to bring their people to a real ting sense of the enormity of their oriine, nd tho necessity of a thorough repenting. I nd that those parts of the South which ave not felt the war, aud particularly those ?hieb haye been within our lines, and have berofore escaped the rebel conscription, are nuch less disposed to bring themselves to he proper frame of mind than they were nc year since. A. year ago, said he, they rere willing to do aoythiug. Now, they regard themselves as masters of he situation. Some of the rebel generals, e added, are behaving nobly, and doing all hey caa to induce the people to throw aside ll their old prejudices, and conform their ourse to thc changed condition of things. ohnston and Bick Taylor, particularly, aro xcrcising a good influence, but, he added, ice is behavintr badly.. Ile is conducting imself very differently from what I had eason, from what he 6aid at thc time of sur eDder, to suppose he would. No man at tho louth is capable of exercising a tenth part of he influence for good lhat he is ; but in tend of 6uch, he ia setting an example of orccd acquiescence so grudging and pernicious a its effects as to be hardly realized. Tho aen who were in the rebel armies, said Grant, cquicsce in tho result much better than those tho staid at homo. The women are particu irly bitter against the Union and Union men, f course. Ho added, there is some bitter less of feeling among all classes, but I am atisfied it would soon die out if the leading nen had not somehow got the idea that trea on, after all, was not very bad, and that tho outhern cause, as they phrase it, will yet riumph-not in war, but in politics. In my ud-rment thc tone of certain men and cer ai:T papers in the north is such as to do in oculable mischief in making tho late.rebels K'licve that they are just aa much entitled to rote aa ever ; that if they will only stand by That they are pleased to call their rights hey will have help from the souths This is inly playing over ngain the incipient stages >f the rebellion. Ho was confident that the argo majority of the southern people would smother their resentments and become good citizens, if these mischief-makers ti the north, the copperheads, would only lot taem alone. For himself, if he had the power, the first thing he would do would be to seize the New York News and other kindred sheets, which are mtmng the south so dangerously with an idea of their own position and right. Troops mast be kept in all the principal j ci 'ts in the South for some time to come. This will be necessary to repress the turbulence of a class of the South very dangerous to all well dis posed persons, and also to protect the rights of the freedmen, who are looked upon with deep hatred by a very large proportion ol the people. Bath Paper Mills. Heretoftlr^ we have spoken ef various manufacturing enterprises located in this city, and urged upon our people the great impor tance of extending them that measure of en couragement and substantial support which they are entitled to atv the hands of our citi zens. This is evidently the true and only policy by which the Southern people should bc actuated: All coramoditic?, that can be produced or manufactured at home should take precedence of any imported article. Manufacturing enterprises, properly couduc ted, have always proved remunerative and beneficial to the particular localities where in operation. It is, therefore, to the advantage -as well, as the manifest duty cf Southern communities to devote more attention in the future to those branches of industry which have enriched New Eng'and anc! given that section its present powerful influence in the direction and government ol polhjcal affair?. These considerations are applicable alike to every department of manufacture. In this connection, wc will speak of the Bath Paper Milis, With thc hope that our sea-board and inland contemporaries v/ili prove by act the policy in regard to which unanimity pre vails, and that is the great necessity of sup porting home products of every description, particularly wheu thc articles in question compete, both as rc-gards quality and price, with the Northern manufactured goods. These mills, located on the South Carolina railroad, about seven miles fron Augustu. were established in 1850, and continued in successful operation until 16G3, a?. which pe riod they were completely destroyed by fire. OwiDg to the prevalence of the war, and thc great difficulty in procuring proper machine ry the mills wero not rebuilt until January. 18G5, at which time they we're put into par tial operation, and continued thus working until July, when operations we.re entirely stopped until August. This waa in 6omt meagre owing to the -want of transportation, and other disadvantages. In September, 18?5, "Wm. Crai^, Esq., was elected President of the Bath Mills Company. since which time it baa been in operation, al though not working up to its full capacity. As we paid a visit to these mills yesterday, it may not be uninteresting to our readers U> say a few words of the zwdus operandi. The first department is the rag room, where at ands for five or six operatives are erected. Here the stock is assorted and picked, aftei which it is carried to th) preparing room, where there is machinery for cutting, dustin?, and what is termed " deviling'' tho rags ; tbst ^ .? tearing IULIU amo pTeTCe.y'~aiid ,! play ing the devil in general." After going through this process, thu stock is conducted into rota ry boilers, whiph is called the bleaching pro cess, where it is boiled for eighteen hours, with a decoction of lime and sock-ash, which destroys the colors, oil and dirt. The stock is then allowed to lay over for twenty-four hours, when it is carried to the washing eu gines, where it is cleaned and bleached, and then emptied into vats or drain'. In these vats the stock, which is now called "hall stuff," is permitted to remain from three tc four days. This process concluded, the '?half-stuff" is put into beater-engines, wherc it is worked for aboqt six hon-.s. being then eonvcrtcd into pulp. This pulp is now emp tied into a large stuff chest, or reservoir, from which it is conducted on thc paper machine, which, after passing over thc wire, through the first and second presses, whex-e the watti is pressed out, passes ou to thc cyhndcr dryers, ind from there through tho calanders to tin reels, which is tho last process of paper mak iDg. After this, the paper ?3 cut into any iize sheets desired, folded, counted and put nto reama. So much for the process. The machinery of the mills consists of one Faudranier machine, sixty-eight inches ; 'eight ?asher and benter engines of 2 500 capacity ; ;wo rotary boilers, one of 2,000 pounds ca pacity and the other of 5,000 ; a stationary engine of forty horse power, and a boiler for irying and heating purposes. Tbe-ontire machinery is driven, by water jowar, of which, thcro is an abundant supply, is the milla r.rc situated on Horte Creek. The mills are lighted by gas manufactured )n the premises. The capacity of t|c mills is 3,000 potincl? cf paper per duy, consisting of book," news md wrapper. Thus it will bc seen that the mills are now n good working order, being amply prepared o supply Ihe press with an article of paper mch as the Constitutionalist is at present jsing, which is equal in quality to Northern japer and lower in.prtce. Within the past year many i improvements, j lave been made in tte machinery, and others ire being made which, when completed, will nake the Bath Mills tho first in the country. Mr. Wi W. Pollard, the superintendent, ia iractical, intelligent and industrious, and dc .oteshis whole time (beiDg constantly on the jremises) to the operations of Ute Milla. The PrrsiJent of the Bath Mills Company s Col. Wm. Craig, a gentleman esteemed for lis private worth as a man, ard thorough jusiness qualifications as a citizen. When elected, in August last, the affairs of the company were in a very unfortunate condi ;ion ; but, owing to his untiring industry and groper management, order waa t;oon brought >ut of chaos, and the prospect of the com pany has steadily improved. Its present lealtby condition is attributable solely t? the "act that Col. Craig has devoted himself ex clusively to the work of building up the Wills ; and in this he has beea eminently ?uccessful. As the brave- commander of the pliant 20th Georgia, Col. Cn;,ig did some tard fighting and followed thf fortunes of | f?Lcause through all ita changes up to the mal surrender, since which time he has been engaged in the important , matti r of re-con itructing the Bath Mills; If ;.he "Radicals vere only half as successful in rc constructing he Union os he has been in tao matter of | ,hcse Mills, the condition of the whole.coun ,ry would be very much improved, and the r'alue of its paper enhanced. The facts preseptcd and considerations in troduced will, we trust, have their weight ,vii.h newspaper men throughout South Caro ma, Georgia and adjoining States. The Bath Mills Company, and their worthy Presi lent, are commended to the substantial pat ronage of tho Southern pr?ts-Constitu tionalist. RECONSTRUCTION.-A cotton factory in Ma con, Ga., is turning out 90,000 yards of sheet ing per month. It is also said that other fae-* tories will go up.this season. When Georgians ind Virginians become selfish etoogh to make the world pay for cotton cloth instead of the raw material, then will we not only be recon (tructed; but cotton will be .' king," or, in other words, it will be keeping the goose that lays the golden eggs at home.--Norfolk Old Dominion. Restoration on the Radical Platt. Mr. STEVENS, of Pcnu., (old THAD) has got up a bran new bill in the House entitled a u bill to enable the States lately in rebellion to regain their privileges in the Union," which was read twice and Qrdered to the Committee of the "Whole on the State of the Uwgm. It is a beauty. Read it, and reflect. The bill is as follows : "Whereas the eleven States which lately* formed the --ovemment of the so-called Con federate States of America have-forfeited al I their rights under the constitution and can be reinstated in the same only through the action of Congress ; therefore, Re it enacted by Senate and House of Representatives of' the United States of America in Congress 'assembled, That the eleven States lately in rebellion may form valid State governments in the following manner : SEC. 2. The State governments now exist ing dc facto, though illegally formed in the midst o? martial law, and though in many instances thc constitutions were adopted un der duress aud submitted to tho ratification of the people, and therefore are not to be . treated as the free republics, yet they are hereby acknowledged as valid governments for municipal purposes until the same shall be duly altered, and their legislative and ex ecutive officers shall be treated aa such. SEC. 3. Whenever the Legislatures of said States shall euact that conventions shall hp called to form legitimate State governments by the formation and adoption of State con stitutions, the Governor or chief executive officer shall direct an election to be held ou a certain day to choose delegates to a conven tion, who shall meet at the time fixed by tho Legislature and form a State constitution which shall be submitted to a vote of the people, and if ratified by a majority of the loyal voters shall be declared the constitution of the State. SEC. 4. The persons who sball be entitled 'o vote at both of said elections sball be as follows:-All male citizens above the age of twenty-one years who have resided one year in fiai 1 State or ten days within the election disi.riet. SEC. 5. The word "citizens," as nsf ! in t-hiii act, shall be construed to mean all per sons, except IrJi?ns'not taxed, born in the United States or duly naturalized. ' Any male citizen above the age of twenty-ono . yews shall be competent to be elected to act as a delegate to said convention. SEC. G. All persons who held office, either, civil or military, under government of tho so-called Confederate States of America, or who swore allegiance to said government, are hereby declared to have forfeited their citi- " zet ship and to have renounced all allegiance, to thc C?ited States, and shall not be entitled to exercise the elective franchise uutil five years after they have filed their intention or lesire to be-reinvested with, the right of citi zenship and sball swear allegiance to the United States and renounce allegiaRce to all other governments or pretended governments, thc said application to be flied and oath taken in the same courts that by law are author ized lo naturalize foreigners. SEC. 7. No constitution shall be presented to or acted on by Congress which denies lo any citizeu any rights, privileges or im mun i tiea which are granted to any other citizen in che State.' AU laws shall be impartial, with out regaap) to race or former condition. If the provisions of this section should ever bc altered, repealed, expunged or in any wa}' ibrogatcd, this act shall become void and said State shall lose its right to be represent ed in Congress. SEC. 8. Whenever thc foregoing conditions mall be complied with, the citizens of such ?tate may present 3aid" constitution to-Con tres?, anil if the same shall be approved,by 3osgres3 said Stato shall be declared entitled o the rights, privileges and immunities and tc subject to all the obligations and liabili tes of a Slate within the Union. No Sena or or Representative shall be admitted into tither House of Congress until Congress shall "ave declared the State entitled thereto. " Trifles Light as Air.'* X?3T When was beef the highest? When he cow jumped over tho moon. v ,??2r* A wicked editor says that at church onie people clasp their hands so closely that hey arc unable to get them open when the lontribulion box comes around. 8"2f A wag says of a woman-" To her 'irtue we give love ; to her beauty and talent, /Imitation ; to her hoops, the whole pave rrent. JEST We have all heard of asking for iread and receiving a stone, but a,young entleman may be considered as still worse reated when he asks for a young lady's hand nd receives her father's foot. "The greatest organ in tho world," says ome old bachelor, " is the organ of speech n a woman, lt is an organ without stops." .53?" A little, keen, bright-eyed girl of " bur years, on a visit ono evening, was being lelped to the knee of a gentleman friend, ,nd on being told by her mother that she ras too large a baby to hold, retorted almost inmediately, accompanying her words with n emphatic gesture l< Why, girls nineteen 'cars old sit on laps, and you wouldn't call hem babies, would you ?" SZST A young lady of California recently iroke her neck, while resisting the attempt f a young man to kiss her. This furnishes , tearful warning to young ladies. jJST A pretty girl says : If our Maker hought it wrong lor Adam to live single ..hen there was not a woman on earth, how rtminally guilty are old "bachelors, with the rorld fall of pretty girls 1" J53?**A man advertises for competent ersons to undertake the sale of a new medi ine, and adda that it will be profitable to lie undertaker. When the blossoms and leaves of a roman's beauty fall we discover her defects, s wo behold ravens' nests in the trees ia rioter. < Be charitable to personal deformity, "he most beautiful flowers spring from the aost unsightly dust. S??A gentleman having, asked a young t adent44 What gender is Thomas %% was duly cswered, " It is masculine." " What gender -Mary?" "Why, the crinoline gender sir." ?3TIf you would be known and not :now, vegetate in a village ; if yo? would :now and not be known, lite in a city. JCS* A lady asked a noted doctor if he lid not think the small bonnets th* ladies yore bad a tendency to produce a congestion ?f the brain. " Oh no," replied he j " ladies ?ho have brains don't wear them!" REVIVA i. OF A LOST ART.--It is stated in in exchange that a Mr. Disman, of Upper Sandusky, Oh'o, has discovered the process )f hardening copper, and has secured u patent br it. The art is supposed to have been lost lince the days of King Solomon. The mate rial is properly called silicitated copj>er, and .an be worked, without friction. All necessi ty for oiling-machinery made from it is obvi- . ited. The Cleveland, Columbtsft .Cibc'nn&ti Rail Road is now testing the prepared metal", ind in case of its success are prepared to rive, ile inventor $10,000 for its use on their Road. There is mach excitement and in terest in Upper Sandusky over the subject.