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. :. HDG-EFIELD, S. C., JULY'17; 1867.
VaLPMfi XXXII.-No; 29.
Solicitor in EJiqmtyy
Office, LAW RASGE, -
Feb 27 . tf 9
M. L. BONflAM,
Solicito* in Eqnity,
ILL Practice In the Courts of this State
and in Adgu?ta, Gal' Also,'In the United Sfates
District and Circuit Courts for So. 'Ca., giving
special attodtion to cases ia Bankruptcy. '
April 2nd, ' ' 3tn _?4
Asi>- .
June 21 3m . 20
LaW .Notice.
rrrfrlE Undersigned have associated themselves
X as Partner in tho PRACTICE OF LAW for
E JgcGold District; under the stylo of ADAMS A
W. Wi A DANS,.
Jan. S, 1SG7. tf 3
Medical Card*
DR. T. J. T?AGUE has moved to the
Drolling rceently occupied by Mr. J. R.
Carwilo, next door belo.w Episcopal Church.
He may be found at thc Drug Store of Teague
>t Ciirwilc during the day, und at his residence
during the nigbt, when not out on professional
Having been engaged in the practice of Medi
ein;, in it's various branches, for the lott Thirteen
Year/,"ho feels that ho does not arrogate to b'rur
yelf undue merit when he solicitR a liberal share
of patronage at tho hands of this community.
Jan 1 tf . 1
'R. It. PA MRR respectfully announce
that he is well prepar a to exocute in thc bes'
maaner und promptly all work in the business,
-and at greatly.rcduccd figures. * t
Having acquainted himself with the late ines
tinviblo improvements in thc profession, und se
cured a full stock of materials, ?c., Lo warran) i
good and satisfactory work to all who moy desirv
his services.
EdgefieW, S. C., Aug. 1, ,-' tf31
For Sherill".
.The Friends of Capt. A. P. WEST respectful
ly announce hiuv-as & Candidate far Sheriff o
EdgofiBldatthc rrextelection".- . >
Nov 7 te? 45 .
?3* We havo. been authorized by the Friend:
of Capt. H. BOULWAKE to announce him ?
Candidate for Sheriff of Edge?eld District at tb
next oloction.
Apr 12 ' te? 16
'For Tax Collector.
Tho Many Friends of D. A. J. BELL, Esc.,
respectfully nominate him as a Candidate fr
Tax Collector at the next election.
Oct-JS te . 43
THE many" Frionds of Capt. JAMES MITCH
ELL re-pectfuHy nominate him as a Candidat
for TAX COLLECTOR at the next election.
Dec 6 . . te* 50 '
We havedieen requested by tinny friends o'
Mr. JOHN, A. BARKER to announce him a Can
didate for Tax Collector of EdgcfieU District at
tho ensuing election.
Oct 2, ' tc* 4
?SS*- Wa have "boen authorized by friends oi
Capt. STUART HARRISON to announce .him r
Candidate for re-election to the o/5ce of Clerk ot
tho Court bf Common Pleas Tor this District, at
the next election.
April 9 to 15
/Sf*We havo beon authorized by- tho mani
fri*?, ls of Capt. L. YANCEY DEAN to an
nounce him a Candidato for Clerk of the Court
of Common Pleas for Edge?eld District at tm
next election. ' ?
Juno 20 te 27
THE Subscribers respectfully announce th:,
'.fct-jy are n-;W prepared tn do all work ?U th
NESS tb.it m iy be entrusted to them, in a wort
m inlike miuaar, and with neatness and dispatel
We have on hand a few CARRIAGES and*u
porior BUGGIES,of our own manufacture,wbiol
we will sell lew.
All kinds of, REPAIRING donepromptly ano
warranted to give satisfaction.
?^-Aawc?cll 0-VLY FOR CASH, ourpric
ar unasually reasonable. All-we a$k is a trial.
Mar 7 tf . 10
JL HE Undersigned ttives notice that h? '"snow
prepared to have REPAIRED in a good an'i
workmanlike manner, WAGONS, CARRIAGES.
DUG G ?ES, and other Vebieies that may bf
brought to his Shops, at fair and ceasonaUepri
ces f.?r Cash. ... , . .
alco bo put up in1 thc bent style, .tn d on as reason
ablo terms as can he afforded. ,
WORKMEN in uv Shops, and a gor d supply of
tho BEST'SEASONED TIMBER, no pains will
be spared to givo cntiro sati^fiipti^n to tbo?e who
may Pend their work to these Shops.
. W. W. ADAMS;
Sept. 28 tf
Beef Cattle and Sheep
IWILL pay tho biggest market price for good
If preferable I will Barter Cffrn and Bacon
for Cattle -and Sheep. ^
A. A. GLOVER, Agt.
May 28 tf 22
Newly Furnished and Refitted?
Unsurpassed by any Hotel South,
Was Reopened lb the PuM??Ofct &t?8B6\ '
T. S. jfICKEJRSON, Proprietor.
Jaa.1. tf 1 I
Smile and be Contented.
The wtrld grows old, and men grow cold
To each while seeking trcasuro,
And What with wini, and card and to?lj
We scarco have time for pleasure-, ' .
But never mind, that is a loss, ? . .'
' Not much to be lamented ;
Lifo rolls on gaily if we will
But smile and bo Contented. '
If wc are poor and would bo rich,
It viii! hot "bo by pining :
No, steady* hearts and hopeful minds 1 '
. Arc Ufa's bright silver Hoing, .,??."
There's ne'er a man that dared to hope,
Hath of hts choice repented;
Tho" happiest souls on earth are those' "
Who smile and aro contented.
When grief doth come to rael: tie heart,
And fortune bids us sorrow, '
From hope we may a blessing-reap,
And consolation borrow- -.
If thorns will rise where, roses bloom,
It cannot bo provented ;
So make thc best of life-you Can, 1 ' "
And ta??a and bs contented.
-,-M % t :.. 1 ' '
DoJHe Gray had seen sixteen years, and.
was the oldest of seven children. Her father
was a Iahcrine man, who worked very hard
tor a small compensation, and who was
obliged to deprive himself of the ac'tu?f Com
forts of life in order that" his' chMdren might
have the wherewith' to be fed and ciothed.
And her mother woikcd hard, too-worked
very hard at times-for tbeir-circumstances
not only made it necessary, but she was anx
ious that her chiklreu should, receive every
advantage she could possibly afford, even at
the cost of her own convenience.
Dollie was pretty a'nd intelligent, and.with
much pride, hy parents had contrived to af
ford her an excellent education. 13ha was a
kiud hearted girl, with good sepse and gene-'
rous impulses ; but ashlie approached the
age of budding womanhood she allowed a
spirit ot discontent to creep into ber soul,ar.d
she harbored the evii genius lhere, much lo
her own discomfort, a?d to the pain and anx
iety of her parents. At school she had asso
ciated on equal terms' with the daughters of
parents who were weil off in toe world, and
some of whom were even wealthy ; and she '
had learned to love these ' cjmpar.imjs, and
value,tlreir good opinions. But-as the days
of school were, passed, and Dollie was called
upon to assist her mo'-her in the var>us work
of the kou?-eLokl, these old associations began.
:o change. The more favored children of I'cr
tuuti did not pay so much attention to Do?je
as they had formerly'done, and in many wa,\ s
did they show that they considered theni
veives a?c-v? her.
There were U'o girl?' whom Dollie had cs:
peciaily loved-Kate and Esther ? Gorman.
Ivate- was a' out her own age, and Esther Va*
two years younger. Their father was a com
and Hour dealer, and quite wealthy; .buts'ill
these two continued o treat Dollie with kind
ness, and even sought her companionship.
They came to see'ber at her .house, and invi
ted her to call upon them. All this would
bay&peen^yep' pleasant, onlv'poor Dollie al
lowed herself to feel ashamed of" the humbie
home of her parents, and harbored slight,
touches of envy when sho visited the sump
fuous residence of Mr. Gorman. She could
not help contrasting her own plain cotton
dress with the jich fabric which Kate wore ;
and she thought hov/ happy she should be jf
she could only have such fine things as her
companions had.
Poor girl! She forgot the thousand-and
one blessings she enjoyed. She forgot her
health and strength-shu forget tho Change-'
les* lovoof her father and mother-she forgot
the clinging fu::clness of her little brother's
and sisters-sho forgot all save those things
which sue jdid not possess. Mr. and Mrs.
Gray both saw it, and it caused them a great
deal bf uneasiness. Thf-v had done so much
for her-they had loved her so well-and they
were so anxious for her peace and happiness,
that they felt all this very keenly.
One-day Mr*>. Gray found her dtught?r
alor.e in her little chamber, sitting by-the
winnow, engaged iii deep thought, and she
asked her what she was thinking of. At first
Dollie would not tell, but finally she acknowl- ,
edged that she was thinking cf Kate Gorman's
nt^v piano fbrte.
" Am-iis it possible, my child, that you al
low such thoughts a place in your mind ?"
said thc mother, in a lone of gentle reproof. .
..Tell me-can you lind room in your soul
for envy ?"
" No, no," replied Dollie ; VI don't feel en
vious ; but how can I help thinking that I
should like a piano-forte ?'!
" By simply remembering that it is impossi
ble that yoa should havo one, my dear. Your
father finds it difficult to furnish ?ven the
thin .'S we absolutely need from out his scanty
purse. Then how should he-"-"
- " 0,1 doat think that," .interrupted the
ameasy girl. "I don't expect father ? get
me any such thing-I don't waui him to."
" And yet you are discontented because
you cannot have one." (
Dollie would have denied this, but her
mother made her see that it was too evident
to be hidden.
.'Dollit?," Mrs. Gray said, with deep?mo
ivn,''you oantiot realize'how much unhap
piness you may be laying IM> for yourself.
Listen to me one moment, for I would open
to you a truth which cannot fte now apparent
to you. You "re looking in the wrong ciirre
tion for. happiness. You place an eut indy
.false estimate upon the possessions of this
world. There are some few things which are
absolutely' necessary to our being and comfort,
and all these 'you may have. Beyond ' the
simple sustaining of life, the gift3 of earth
have their value not in outward worth, butin
i he spirit which bears them company. Now,
you hac! no'thought of a piano until yon saw 1
kate Gorman have one. Ts it not so?"
Dollie was forced to admit that it'was.
"Then," coutiuued inc mother, you must
see that this is not an absolute want,-it is
only a desire-created by withering thc pos- *
session"of another. . Mr.'Gorman gives to his
children What be can afford to give; bul,'
mind you, those gifts can bestow ho real hap- j
, pine?s of themselves ; tho spirit which' 'goes'
with thera-^-Thc love'of thc giver, and thc i
gratiturle of the'receivor-^?iustbcthVsouf'r^s ;
of happiness. AD thc wealth of thc world j
eonld give* no joy in the absence of Jove and
contentment, surely you have enougb to i
naake you ha'ppy. if you will only tay to'f/el 1
so* Tell trie-would y?u exchange the'love"
?4 yo^ir father for a piano-f.'-i t??" " i
You know I would not," atjsvrered Dollie, <
--omcwhat reproachfully.* ?
. 41 Would you give np on? of his w?rm '<
--miks-would you" forget one bf the many <
kind words he bas spoken-would you wipe I
out from ikear-gel's book a single record of j
the blessings and the pray ?rs your father hits <
sent up for you, for all the wealth Mr. G6r- j
man possesses ?"
U 0, no. no 1"
''.Then try and bo happy, my child, with 1
what y?u have. 0, shrive to be thankful for <
tho blessings which aro yours, instead of <
dwelling upon the tbodght of possessions i
which you cannot obtain." ' I
Doilic began to weep, as- slie always did ]
when ber feelings were touched, ?nd when t
her mother had kissed and blessed her, she ?
left her to herself. 1
A few weeks after th&contersation to which *?
we have? alluded-, took pince, Mrs.'Goroian <i
came down to Mrs. G ay's, wand-asked that1 :
Dollio might come up and stop with her a ;
abort tim?. Two of hst younger children ' <
vero very sick, and she wanted Do
lurse them. She.did not meutiou . a:
icular. item of remuneration, but sai
?he sho-Jd rnake it alf right and satisfl
Mrs. ?; ay was very willing, and Dolli
iVen a?il?os to 'go. foVshe thdught
fine tibi? she would' h?ve when atieis
rhurabing' thepia?o-foxte. And-she wi
Fer a'few day s DoHi? enjoyed hersel
?veil at the home-.of Kite Gorman ; 1
Ut'enUon^whea not cqnfined to her du
a^rse, was taken up by thc nutny ?inp.
by v?hi?h she was.i.urround.ed. Bul
j?qld hot last a great while. . 'Mero c
show could charm her while "it was nov'i
is she became used to itj and its novell;
>ff, she b?gah td look deeper down tn
substance." When she-' was tired- and>
with tbe-care 0tvtbe-6ick chiltrreD. and-j
t peaceful comfort with the family, she
aotVfind it. . She did . not find it. beca
?as.jaot there. ,\Vheu Mrv.Gorman
home, from.his store.he did no*, nicet hi
Iren with, a smile, and kiss, them, an
them how much he'loved them;" nord
children gather' ab* ut "him fo'r any rm
bis a'lhictioh ; brit all was cold nod Ari
md, if there was any ^warmth, it ' fis of
jf fretfulness ' thau ' of anything erse,
ihen Mrs.- Gorman was not the bright, |
mt woman in her family which she app
i? company. She was not a person rc
temper, but she bad been a pi.mper- d
from ber" youth tip, and she could no*t a
2!ato" the Splendid fortune which'was
She only countedtb? misfortunes, andrei;
Lho pains. So tho sickness of- her chi
;ompIete?y overshadowed every earthly
sing, and'?he cherished nothing but her
ry. Did a visiter call, she was-all lift
igreeablejuess foi\lhe titne being:.tbut. ]
ab? returned to herfhuiiiy the light was]
The sick children'weroycry troublesome ;
30 were'some who were not sick? Thc n
it h?d no patience-she could beal" ho*
hie kindly-ana even Kate'and Esther b
Lo appear to disadvantage.'
For a day or two Dollie bad taken.?
liltle?co;nfort with the .piano, especially v
she could hear the teacacr play; but Us
iic soon . grew dull when thc harp .'trio
thc soul were discordantly strung. .One a
noon she stood.all alone in tbc.gre.it pari
some company had jilt'cone-a?? ?he h
Mis. Gorman fretting' and scofdmg in ai
joining "apartment, ?li? i/nzvd'nronnd'i
,h*e sumptuous trippings as' she stood tl
ind while "R'.IO gated; a v\..ie?= whisper*
.; What in ii all icoi ih f Aud then she a
herself-caa k giveojvy.?. Can k uive pei;
Can it give comfort?. 'Csp it "yb.-ld con;
ment,? Sh.e^tbe.iigLt of Lv. pwo quiet JJ
-she thought of t.;.e love .ind bjpssibg v.'
-as tb?'re-and she wished herself bail
the old circle. She found thr.t Hale did
prize ber p**ano-Tor? ut that.?!: ; father i
?idere'J it ? lafik to 'Study' .ind practice
music lessons, lu short, the intttrutnent
cot a source of rea! oomfort-toSier. J-tin
have buen-but i j. was not. - .
On Saturday evening Dolli,; went to
awn lowly, home, from \ybich sL_ bad.b
ib>cn:. a week. At the door .-ha in t her f-.t
;ind he put his great stuut arni ab?tit her,
kissed her. Then sl?e biet Vef'm?ifier
mother wami' kiss; and then' ber broil
?nd'sisters gathered about her, and wi
they"too; bal ki.-se'ri her; thc-y'brcngbr fl
their offerings of love-(.(ferinas ot Hov.
and of- fruit-which they had gathered
dear, good Dollie, when ?he should come ho;
Add when they, were all .gilhered ab.?tit
family board, and thc bieisitg had . h
asked, Mr. Gray said, as he.gr-z.d loudly uj
his first-born,
Ah, Dollie, we navfe raided you very .mi
sluce yon have been gone. Wc didn't kn
how dearly we I jvcd you till we- found ye
chairsenip')*".'-" .
" And ns he spoke a tear glistened in his?
-glistened there for an iustaut, and iL
dropped, upon the baek. ol' bis brown, ti
worn hand-a lear of love and blessing
riciiL'r by far in'us souIVeahh than all i
gems of all thc earth.'
And that night, h fore Dollie retired, s
went and put her anns riboul her moth?
neck, andwheu ?he had kis*ed her, she said.
- '.'U, my own denr rtfoth?c,! will ?ev
never, be envious agaiu. Give,tuc but t
swiet love and blessing of my, 'tonie, s.t:c
.vii' ask no raprg. JJcno.w now that the n
val ie af our possessions must Tie in the spil
which ?oes with tht.:i: The burp-strings
the piano'must some lime break "and gr?:
.liscordant; but the notes of love and alfi
lion whicb fall from the lips of my father- ai
mother, and my brothers and sisters, sh!
Sfrow discordant never-never 1. They .?di:
awaken sweet music iu .my soul wbile.seu
and memory lasl!"
"Wild Oats. '
When all thc world u yoong, Iii, ''
And nil the trees are green,
- And every goose a swan, lad,
- , "And every lass a queen,
Thea fly for boot ana horse, lad, ' '
And round1 the* world wwv.y >
Your love must havoJts course, lad,
And every dog his d;iy.
When all tho world is old, la I,
. ' And ?ll the trees aro brown,
And all the sport is stale, l td, '
And all the wheels run down,.
.Creep home und take yuar pince there,
. Thc spent ami maimed uniOng
6od grant you had a faco there
Tea loved when yu^.wure young.
-...-.-<T>~.- .- ,
(jo As>lc ."riv Mother.
. You've told'ino immy a timo and oft
That I watf-fair and comely;
Afyeyes were bright-my trciscS soft- '
While other giris wcr.-?4io'tt?ly.
" She's qnite young to know her wiiJ,"
Tb-.? h?i!> say to ?ach oihor; ' .
Eut ii'you truly love nie ?itiH
Why, go ask niy niother. .
I'm told thure's care in niftTri<ul lifo- ' ..
.That nil the j.?y's in c- urting; ..
When young aien have s-eured a wifc, ,
They nay.vhcjr vows aro sporting.
1 won't believe what oldatuaids say,
If 3 ou wt'u't chouse another f
You've bothered me so much to-day
Do, go and'uik my mo'tSe'r.
' THE 'MK?BT AND THE SwtfoVs.-Mankind
may'be divided into the merry and t he SPT?OU-;,
who, bntb'of them, make'a vtry good figaro
in the species,'?o l?ng'as'thej'"keep their res
pe?tive humors from degeueraling into the
ueigbboring extreme ; the. c being a natural
tendency hi tb?*t>ne-t<j a melaneholy morose
ness, a"nd in ibo other to'a iimte-siic l?vity.
The merry part of the World are vcryaminble.
wbrist' tbey diil'iw a theotfulnens througli
co?versation at proper seasorni and-o:i yropct
Dc?asious; but, on the'contrary, :? great-griev
ance to society, when -they'infect, every dis
course with inaij)id inirth,1 and ttiniinto ri ii
;ulb such subjects as are not suited'to it. For
though luughtori? looked 6pon hy the philoso '
nbers as tho property of rcaso?>the' excess
jf it"Iras always been considered as tho mark
ft folly.
An old negress at Louisburg, North O.iro
liua, recently burnt a negro boy to ashes be
cause she said tho -ghoftt of his mother bad
;omc back and struck her claws in him and
nade bia ai devil. So she said she had "burnt
the devil:'* This is a ceremony that is often
performed* in Africa, and will spread among
(he neg'es bf tho South, (as it bas in Haytt)
is" other native superstitious have, Binc? their
freedom from a civilization and-religion tbat
ire unnaturai to them. Tho negro race has
sever at-any time or spot on earth- voluntan- !
lyradppted either Christianity or civilization; i
?nd has no where sustained either after they j
aaacd to be the snbjecla of the whites. j
44 Defter live Herc Tn Poverty than I
Beggars in'Strange Lands."
A very interesting correspondent' of
New York Day Book; over the signature
ff WARWICK," writing from Alabatra, is ul;
ly opposed to " Southern emigration," i
exhibits, like thousand of others, a n ost
voted ettaehmcnt-to our oppressed old Sot
land.- He t?o-hasan abiding- faith in the
lure regeneration and glorious prospei
of li? South. Perhaps he is'correct 'in
conjectures. ' At any rate it is well that H<
-we?l-nigb all that is now'left usr-stiil
mains' with, and at times affords us. a cheei
ray of light of tho '-'.Better, time a comin
But to tho comments of 'i.WARWICK.'1 _ T
writer says: .
" A Valued friend-from Kcnchi, La., "?
quires-my opinion on the subject of " sou
ern --emigration'." Tho southon mind a
heart aro painfully exercised upon .this qu
tron/.. ilaay eyos-ore turned towards. Brit
Honduras ; some to. Brazil some ,to Vi
ezuela, ? Mpugrel oppression has driven 1
best and wisest u:en. anior?g us to the vc;
ordespa?r. The 'winged Pegasus is af i
doer,'but the hoad of the Gordon has not bc
stricken off, and whither should i?? flyl N
certainly, to the uncertain* destinies of cc
niafor half-establishi d State*; in which so
ety has already devclopcil ibo. gravest ev
wliich we'fear far tba South.. Mongrelism
rampant.from the Pacific, to the som h pp
Terrible as the ordeal through .which we .'
pas- ing is-fearful as the fiiidre steins to 1
1 am not prep ired to advise my friends'
endgrate from the United States.- Leann
'Iike Roley's npblc Spanish- Soldier,, " ma
.any country, tnine.". I .have 0Q\- pi irate Cv
for Italian stHeltos," 1 cannot. . ,
""-botraachcrou; with thc. H\:i/f>(?i..drink,w
'Thc Dulci, a cbJiuncry-rwccvor4with thu Inch,
A gentleman with thc nchh, and turn arrant
Thief with thc EuyUikf' ? " ? ?
It is not true thal " the 'wrctchefl have :
country." -Bertram tics.- -My country is i
crgibing lo- mc\ Suhjugatvd, impoverishc
persecuted,- disirancbiittd,- plundered-, I kne
upon : his bare moiihir-eartb, willi no shell
for my grey head bUL.th.e.b?ue,(bygl!t heave
above me, and swear to re edify, these fall
altars pf coueUiutipnal libcrjy, or perish
their ruins. EiiOflJ* witU1 nis burning torc
has never kindied a flame bf devotion in
human heart'More intense than1 that whii
inspires tho love with which "I cling tn tl
nigged btv ?rn ol tb?'?e soaring mountainicrag
"and Wss-their rooky lips-. . lnthr.se ': Xi il?:
will I .live, a:: 1 dying, sl?icp with4my childn
r.f.d falbi-:--- M? heroic friends jn. their love
.va!?--.. ",")' ..at i tiid, Ldid jn.honor,',' and
will'not fly thc con.-ique.:ee(5 I , . .
" 1 sM Lo furrow's au ful S'orra,
Tait beat iigarnst uiy4>re:ist,
Ilazc*oti-tudu mayVt destroy th'ii form,
'And Iny ir low in rest;
. Eut f?ll tho rujrit that c;>?.brooks
Thy'tempest raging high,
U'nihiuntcll on its fury tooti
.?? With ?t?wi fast eye."
. I have no doubt* ofJ the uitm???o' ?rl^rioi
destiny of the-South. My children willdii
to see her star ii? the- ascendant on this Coi
tineut, ned leading the? constellations
?tiWpc, in theil cirt-Hi/g ghiry towards tr
.er-nt ral sun of cj:nm:trcia! prosperity an
supreme civilisation ! The sup i-> in an eel i ps
Ti '.?esc shadows will soon be dispersed. Turi
.will b? struggle, and .--icrific!-. and sorr?v
opening sepulchre,"and rending vei!?. crae
lixop. a. d funeral griefs," but' ;h-- rcsnrrcciiri
and ascension ! The great Dcinbtratic heat
ol'this nation u ii nor. dead but sleepeth;
Its mighty hand will yet be uplifLed-to regor
orate and save, lu that hour, won to th
Moody conspirator.' wiio<e.trc^i>ov> haye de.
?..?ted ?jio land.! Apartjroip all .seiilimtn
'?.ith thc interest, materiAL social^ and mora
?of the (muthern people t< remain'in'this'coun
try";ar?d*r'ec't)nstruct its ?'a?r-ii forinnrs.' \\
had better live here iVnnvcriv rn.vi die be*
gars in strauge lands. Hur W shall n?t'c?n
linne poor. The gr;.'*-,; Yf.tsi wi.il >hiuid v.
against, unjust la^uli-u, ra: d in, ivis than br;
years., Nev/ England wijl repudiate, her owl
precedents and be howiing at^tiie gate* ci
the Capita!, like a 'hungry dog, lor a crust c
bread !
. -* ? . ? --- .
Homicide nt ??ruuswit-'k.
. Wc learn of a shock;; ..: altair trh~ch oe
curred at Brunswick; on l'fi?lay last, the pu,r
ties to which' were Captain E;*J: Martin nr.i
Mr. E.- G.- Westmoreland, a par'net ol Q?n
j. B?-Gordon in the WnilliiigN business, an<
aciing British Consul.at ihat-p'Tt. .
Fruni what we have Jcawi?iL .of the. ti flair
it appears tiiat beth geulleiueu had been pay
ing attention to the samo {Oupg lady
daughter* of Cul. C. .L. Sehlalter.' "but Mr.
\YV st moreland' proved tho Hivored on?'anc
ihey were 'marVie'd at her f?rbe 's hoUoO, a)
ll o'clooli, ort ' Friday morning. SrVinc*tiHir
since, while both parties were still visitinn
the yoifng lady, tv Coolness >arose boiween
them,.and one ?Jay soma wOrtis passed, which
led to the. sending .of a challenge by West
moreland, bur, through, the intercession ol
fjriehds, the maiter was adjusted, al'.hougii
there still remained a coohuss bciAjoen.thein,
On Friday, rifler J.h<j wedding, preparations
\vcrc"bein^ madvi f?'r their departure", ,on the
Sylvan" Shore, for this cit)*, "withal vfew of
..taking a'bridal tour to t'nc Northand Europe.
?bou?4 o'clock, Mr. Westmoreland w^is sit
tjtig in h?3<)flieo, with his coat oil", .while thc
bride was*in an-adjoiuing room, superintend
ing the.puckingof.her lornlcs.. Myrtia walked
in, without sayiug a w.ord, dre.w.a pistol and
deliberately shot Westmoreland in ibo groin.
He sprang up, .when Martin fired* again, stri
king him iii tlie breast. He caught him by
l\\e hand, sr.ying, '" Martin, what have I ever
dorre t?' vou, that you sbonM want to shoot,
me." and sank back to the floor, and never
spoke again. .. ? .- -
*"A soldier, who happened to be passirg. ran
.iii and" wrested tho piste i from Martin's hand.
Martin surrendered Lims^li' to the military
authorities,, and was .?ouhncd in a room at ilia
hotel. A wai raia \vas issued by Judge HOUJT
tqn, and. Captain M. was surrendered jo tho
civil authorities. Ho was brought to this
city or? fhc1 Sylvan Shore' and committed to
jail, there being none'in Glynn tountj*.' '
Westmoreland i<. said to have bot?n of an
'old, distinguished and wealthy family in Eng
land. -He-was engaged in running the block
adc during ibo fatter portion of xhe war, and
in lfclki settled iu Brunswick. .
Martin, waa, .on thc .staff of. General Ed.
Johnson, of.L_o;ii-street.'.s C'?rps, during the
war. He owns" a large plantation on the Al
.tauiahn,* and )? Very'respect'ab!v connected.
Savannah Advert'uer, ' 8t h.~ "
: y .'???.?.?# .> t
Recently s'imc o^ the negroes residing in
and about Louisiana. Mo., held a meeting to
regulate fae price of fiarvest hahd3, al which
they resolvr'd iiot'to work in 'tho harvest for ?
less than $3 50 a dfty. The farmcrs south of j
Louisiima, n'uny* of whom nrc Inrge wheat '
growers,-took thc matter np, and resolvcd not !
to employ any of tho negroes participating in
the meeting at any price. Trw consequence
is tho negroes were worsted..
? ?* *. ? '. ~
tress Mooroo dispatch of.the. 5th. says : ''Three
ntgrnes entered the liQtiso.of," Wai. Foster, a
few days ai'o, ?ei/.ed thc fa'niih- and shot |
Hiern in at'outhouse. 'They then'robbed thc :
house, ?nd afrer.vnrd murdcrorTMr'. and Mrs. j
Foster, their daughter ' and her infant child, ;
and fired upon ? voungcr daughter who was
escaping-with a child, < wpu'ndrng.the daogh- ?'
ter and killing the child. The assassins es-.
caped." '
Gov. Perry's Advice-.
Gov.-PEHnv, in bis last letter to the Pi
nix. still advices against holding a Conv
tion, bjit urges every one entitled to Regis!
to do :0. He says :
" In a short time, the registering of vot
will commr-nce. No one should decline
register. Ic n?atters not* bow much he m
be disgusted with' 'politics, or how much
is opposed to negro suffrage and a'convi
' tion: 'I/ethim register ineelldefenee, wheel
he intends to vote in this eleciion or not.;
?may|jjish to vote in some future electic
this be cannot do unless he now registe
It is at all times unwiso to relinquish a rig
though, you may never expect to exercise
"Rb man would like -for the Government
disfranchise him, and he should, not, - the
fore, disfranchise himself. A man's opi ii
often ch,an?.a-s. 1 only advise him to be ir
c'ondiuoa to gratify his wishe3. There it
storyi*f an old man who never had been out
his ??wn, and never wished or expected to
out.^The king ordered that he should r
leavijjt and Lc then became dissatisfied a
wishwl to leave .the city. Let -these who i
fuse*? register take care that .they clo i
lind themselves in the condition of this o
maij^ .
BSving registered, it becomes th'e'dnt.y
evcrjsgood man to vote; whether he is c
pose"!' or in favor of a convention. If t
coavtfution is to assemble, every citizen
deeply interested iu having it composed
gviod^inen. They who are opposed to t
call^'f a convention are as much bound
vote ?ir the candidates as those . who are
fa vj? bf calling the convention. If the sell
tioflof candidates is left to the negroes ai
baaSrhite men, all may be disfranchised w!
haflrbeen iii thc Confederate army. If tl
selection is lr-fr. to thc iu-gr.'es. they mnv ri
clai&in convention all white persons disfrfl
chis'tid. We must not permit thc govcrnme
Of ?ie State to fall. into unworthy hands,
wefe?n pis-ibiy prevent it. Look at thc Sta
otrTer.iiesf iv and S2u thc deplorable conduit
of ?he peuple lhere-a negro regiment, und
G"<fe Brov:nlow, cominittiug.aU sort ol dept
dauons o.M tho property and pcrso.-iS of tl
pefeeal.ilc inhalants of the'State: *Go
Brownlow himself declaring whole Con n tl
diSuar-ehised. This.sad condition of affai
was, th? consequence, of the goad citizens r
fuming to have anything to 3o with the fir
e?&lions which tools plane in Tennessee aft
thc close of thc war. No matter how tnu<
ybjtfmay loathe and detest tho call of a co;
v^tion, and feel that it is the greatest hi
nKatioii ?nd dishonor that can i?e inflicli
*ojfe- freo people, still you should vote fi
members of that con vein ?on. The convei
'tra will have to make for you aud yoi
Hadron a State constitution.
'. llavlrrg voted for members of thc cinve
tion to represent' your wishes ard principle
,tb?n endorse on youriicket "against come,
titoi.' If a majority of. the votes ca-.t 1
Against convention, no convention will assen
18a, ar.d tl c State will be left as it is at pre
'?lt, under miliiary rule, . Uh her constiiutio
Iffb changed, and her rights as a Mate ui^ai
rificed, hv hoi-people, if the majority shoul
l?ih favor ol convention, it wi!! osscmbl
ij??.-tfce'goed men chosen by you will botuc-t
1$ protect y vtr rielas and interests, as far ?
.^ni?y^je-in their po?v*r."
'Thc Conditions Required.
As many of our people seem to be consic
drably befogged; in r?f?rence to the r-. qui rt
men ts ol' Congress before tie? State can ben
Stored to ifs place in thc Union, wc propos
(says thc Darlington Southerner) locondens
tho term* fer a clearer understanding.' Tu
Gf?h section of the military act, known a
j* the Sherman biU?" states these condition;
and the mu;:e of proceeding is given i>i th'
supplementary act, called "the.Shcllabarge
bilL'* ;
This is to be made of ?Very male ebbier
irrespective o? color, who" aro not di-fi-.:-.;
<;!.i^.-d. and v ho must lalee the fioll?w?n?roa,ib
:i I-'dd sofelunly swear, oriiiHrtn, ii
the presence of Almighty God, that I am :
cit ?zen-nf tim State nf-; that I Irave're
.-Med-in >aid Sia'o ii ir -?-months nex
preceding this day, ned ii"-.v resill? in tht
county, ol'-, or, the .parish of-, ir
saiJ Stale as tho cii>e "may be; tba! Ian
twenty-uno years old ; [hat 1 have not beei
disfranchised for participation ?ti any rebel
lion or civ 1 wai ngain>i the laws of a:.y Stair
ur of the United States ; that I have r.eVi-i
buen'a ?na chet "of any S.nto Legislature, ri
held any Executive or Judicial < Hice iri any
Su.ie, and afterwards engaged in insurrection
.-?nd rebellion.against ;he United Slate.'!, aud
given aid or comfort to thc enemies thereof j
..hat 1 have never latan ah oath as a^membct
of Coiigre-'s nf the U. S., or ss'an officer ci
the United States, or asa member of any
State Legislature, or as an Executive or Judi
cial Officer of any State, io support the Con
stitution of the. United States, and<iforwards
engiiireil in insurrection or rebellion Hgainst
the United State--, or given aid or cpmlbrt lo
'tho enemies thereof: that I will faithfull}1 sup
pori, the Constitution ai.d obey the laws pf
the United Sla'es, and will to the hes; of my
tbility, chccurago others so lo do. Su help
me God." .
This will be erdend by tho commanding
General, and at the time of voting in addi
lion to the name of delegate on his .ballot,
euch registered voter is to vote for or Against
a Convention ; if a majority of votes is given
br a Convention,- then one will, be held pro
vided, that a majority of all registered voters,
shall have voted on the question.
Within sixty days from the date .if thc
election the commanding General will give
the delegates rio?ic? lo aspcrablo at a lime ard
pince, ?ti bc named iii 'his "notification, and
slid delegates when organized .-hail proceed
to form a constitution and civil Government.'
This constitution when Iranted U lo coliform
to the United States Constitution In all re-,
spects; it must also provide that thc elective
franchise shall be enjoyed only, by those qual
ified without regard to color-that i*, tho
franchise must bc civen lo the negroes and that
portion of the winters nol disfranchised. After
the framing'Of the Constitution and arrang
ing'for a civil government, the Convention
will give notice of tin election, to ne held in
thirty days, fur ratification or rejection. .
Thia' election, will be conducted by the
same board who held the first one and the
simple question to bc decided is, '. Shall thc
Constitution "be accepted ?" After the edee
tion the returns will bo made to the com
manding General and by bim submitted again
to the Convention, (who are ?till supposed to
be in se,>s:on.) If the Constitution is rati
fied by a majority of.the registered voters,
tfio President ol' thc Convention will send a
copy Jo the President o/-tho United-States,
who will send it to Congress, if in session, or
al their next meeting. ;.
Under thc provisions of the new Constitu
tion another election will be held for mem
bers to a legislature ; this election will also
bi held by the same board of managers BS at
tiie former elections, and tho returns sent to
the commanding General,,who will also issue :
tho not ice for a meeting of the members-elect j
to thedegislaturc.. . . . . j
; This body will be organized under the new I
Constitution, and when organized ? is one of
the.condilions named that it shall adopt the
Constitutional amendment formerly rejected.
When this is done then comes- '
If it stall appear to the Congress that
condition's that body has made, have ail bi
eemplied with, aria thc above, named COD;
tutional amendment ha1? beeri adopted b
two-thirds majority of all the States and
come a part of the National Constituti
then the State shall be declared entitled
representation in Congress and its Se?ar
and Representatives shall be admitted ur
their taking the oath prescribed by law.
Le Cheval Mechanique.
The following description of a new invi
don, now on'exhibition at the great ''she
in Paris, is given in a private letter :
" I was fortunate enough 'o'be present y
terday evening at a private view of this w<
derful invention. Thc throng at the Expc
tion is so dense in the 'daytime that any
tempt to work it during the exhibition hoi
was impossible. Through the kindness ot
do M., whose acquaintance j made in LS;
when he was attache at Washington. I form
one" of fifty persons provided with special p
mita. Ou entering, groups of tho Cent Gt
des made me think the Emperor"was pres?
but I did not see him until the middle of t
exhibition. I saw, among the curious. Nt
smith of hammer celebrity, and Whitwor
arm in arm with - Howe of sewing machi
"Tho iron horse bears no resemblance
its.equine namesake. Imagine a trunk shap
box about seven feet long, and wide enou?
for a man to straddle, and about five feet hijc
the whole concern mounted on five whet
th<> wheels coacealed, however, under the tr
chiue. It is covered with bather, and hat
saddie, only the saddle is very high in fro
and back, so that there is-no chance of beii
unhorsed. * In front is a steering apparatus
the simplest kind-two silk cords-and ji
before the saddle a steel bar, which r?gul?t
tho speed. If you pull it up you start tl
machine, pull it highsr up you increase ti
speed j if you depress it, you slow it, until
point is reached, when the apparatus stoi
" The inventor, quito a young mau, coi
menced winding up the machine with wh
seemed to me to be a crank motion, and m
distinctly heard the click of the racket,
therefore supposed it was worked by a coih
spring, but I have reasons since to think th
I was mistakeu. I suppose it took two^mi
utes to wind lt, when he mounted it ar
started it by. pulling up the steel bar.
movod gradually'off, so- that for the first mi
ute I could walk alongside of it, but sudden
it started at. the speed of a fast horse, and
a moment more was Jost, gor g round'1
curve of the circle. J suppose you know tl
Grand Exposition is composed of a series
.concentric rings, e*ch oue devoted to a peel
liar branch of industry. The one the rm
chine'was running on was the Num?ro Quat,
section del Mecaninncs, ard is among the I?r?
est, measuring gome yards more than an En;
lish ailie. It seemed tb me to be incredib
fhat he should have performed the circuit i
two .ninut.es twelve seconds! A. hearty'cla
ping of hands greeted the machine as it cai/:
careering on, and gradually stopping withoi
any apparent trouble.
.' 1 noticed'.he Emperor, generally taci'un
loud in his applause, clapping hi- hands, r
lustily as I did, and I was assured by M. tl
.M. that he had novel'seen hi.-Majesty on an
occisi?n before show the least sign of con
mendation. The inventor then said that li
.would put it np to .its speed, hut to di this h
must give the machine a start. Ile the
wheeled round, and. jost like a jockey startiti
a boise, got il up to a maximum ; a- he passe
us he seemed to be flying. The circuit wp
mudo in fifty-eight seconds. A new salvo c
applause met him as hs brought the madlin
t?? where the Emperor was standing, aiid
ir.nst v.)' I felt sonic just emotion wbe:^ th
Emperor took the Legion rt Honor from hi
button ho!.; ned placed it on the.young in
ven toi 's breast. . ,
'. M. told mo that its en iunr.ee, if ? ma;
nsethe tenn, was extraordinary; that at it
highest !-peed it would keep on g'dng for fou
hi-urs. I was led to believe that thc meehan
i eel power was Secondary in it, and that a gal
va:;ic battery-.was the real motive power. .1
i> rumored that a battery of constantly in
cn ad.ig eh mont- sustains the motion. Any
how the secret i-> well kop', ihe Emptor;
having, with the inventor,the only knuwledgi
of it. M. also told me tuat in Vincennes i
battery ol artillery Was' io bc moved with il
instead oT burses.
'.I may Add ihat I saw four persons moun
it,* and" it moved much more rapidly tbai
would a errriage. An interesting c-xperimenl
was -i.ade as; to i's capabilities o? going ovei
rough country. Several loads of dirt were
shot oh the l?o ji. and it passed over it with
apparent ease. Ono thing I remarked was
that there was a. perpendicular ph-.y in thc
wheels, and that as a. difficulty was*sur
mounted; one wheel would be higher than
the other, whilst the body was on the same
" 1 tl ink that'll has been placed purposely
.in a retired part of the Exposition before this
exhibition, s?> as not to attract, too'much at
tention, and I learn thin morning lhat thc
Secretary of War has had il removed from
the Exhibition.
'. The inventor's name is Victor dc Nardea.''
. SUICIDE!-It '13 an every day occurrence to
seo, not. to read, in our Northern and Wes
tern ?exchanges long accounts of betrayed
affections, despair, ami suicides, and we have
.??ken thrown such papers aside., (hanking
God that we were not calied on to record
such ns 'a par1 of the current history ai
events in our community. But such painful
duty is ours now : . .
.Monday morning, about eight o'clock,, po
liceman Patrick O'Connell, while standing
ii'-ar the focj. of Jackson street, on the river
bank, observed a young woman .whose exci
ted manner attracted his attention. Turning
to look ru another direction for a moment, he
heard tho splash of waler. Hastening to the
wharf, he beheld the girl in the river, and
immediately plunged iu and rescued her from
a watery grave. When bruught to thc shore,
she was insensible, but soon began'to evinco
signs of returning life. It was soon-evident
that the un/ortuuato child-for 6he was1 but
little over fifteen ) cars of age-was uuder
the influence ? f some opiate. She was re
moved to the City Hospitul, but expired in a
fow hours.
An inquest was held by Coroner Rhodes,
and from thc tesrjrapny elicited'tb* jury con
chided that the deceased came lo her death
from poison, taken voluntarily.
It appears that the girl, whose name is.
Emma 0. Moore, is an orphan, and was liv-,
ing with a married sister, in the lower part
of tho city, on Telfair street. On Sunday
night s-he had a quarrel with her lover, a;.d,
ns we learn, she I old him then he would nev
er-ace her again. We further learn that the
lover, whose name is given as--?Smith, re
quested her sister to look after Emma.
Nothing furl her is certainly known, but
there is a rumor that her epitaph might
read :
" Cullod ero thy beauty livos through half its day;
A moment chorituod, and thoa cast away."
If this is true, we have DO heart for tho de
tails and would not consent to lay them be
fore our readors. It could only be tho ?ame
old story-betrayed by tho sex that should
protect, and despmcd by her own, that should
pity,- she seeks relief in death.-Constitution
ilist, 10th.
-? ?-T-? .
^ES-Thc wheat harvest is now in full progress,
and tho . accounts from . Maryland, Delaware,
I'onnsylvania, Virginia; North Carolina" in fact '
from all quarters, aro of a very cheering charac
ter. 1
From the Mercury.
% Tbe Immigration Movement.
Merrrs. Editors:-General Wagener baa|
been for some time making speeches-go
where you will, everybody is talking''about
the absolute necessity of foreign immigration,
to.savj our State from ctter ruin ; but I will
thank you, Messrs.'Editors, to'place your
fiuger upon the first tangible, decisive step
fken by bur people in this important matter.
Tile Autumn ia rapidly approaching-immi
grants cannot be brought here in a day, or
even a month-it is a sntled fact that unle:<<
something ia done speedily, the future of our
State is written in lines of wretchedness and
horror ; consequently, we need immediate
work. Come, brother planters, quit talking,
and let us go to work in this important mat
ter. The prid? of your race, the . safety of |
your children, the fionor of your State, and
your own material interests, ar,e all involved.
1 have no inclioation tc argue the propriety
or impropriety of the uovement. The argu
ment of the Coramisskner is so full, compre
hendive and convincing that any man, though
ho runs, may read and oe .-atisfied.
1: I would suggest that tho planters meet
at their respective Court Houses, on the frat
Moi.day in August, or earner if practicable,
and discuss tko matter fully. At these meet
ings, it would be a gool plan to organize an
executive committee, ai. each Court House,
who ?hall be charged wi b the collecting and
.forwarding to General Wagener, all informa
tion which they may deem important, and
that they be authorized to receive donations,
or advertisements for sale of lands, and that
they shad report all such, enclosing accom
par.ying papers, to ihe Commissioner at
Charleston. The object is to'assist the Com
missioner In his duties, and not to ait inde
2. I won;dsu?gcst that the class of immi
grants Whom ?ve are likely to obtain, and who
are most desirable, are small farmers of hum
ble position in the old world. If any one ex
pects them to pay enormous prices lor land,
giving immediate wealth to the seller, the
sooner such an ono withdraws (rom thc cause,
thc better, will it be for the caafo ??elf. The
plan I now propose will enrich the present
owner, in a lewyears, to a far greater extent
than to kill the goose it once for thc egg.
A hae one thousand acres of land. Let bim
measure around his dwelling, in convenient
shape,*J33| ac:es. Th?3 is as much laue?as;
any of us can again profitably keep! The
balance i'would divid? into lots of e'-ehty and
twenty acres, thc first lot of eighty "and tho
second of twenty nans, and so on until you
exhnust the remainiQg portion of your tract,
taking care to keep the eighty acre lots next
to your present neighbor's land. The twenty
acre, lots I wViuld yivo away to immigrants,
who will bind themselves to live upon and
improve'them. This arrangement will ena
bte you to settle seien families up^n your
1000 acres, leaving you a farm of 333s- acres,
.in lou for future sale at ? very advanced fig
ure. Your immigrai-.t's iamily will be growl
ing up. The twenty acre farm will soon be
come too small, and he will not only be able
hut willing, to pay you more for your lot ol
eighty acres adjoinin;, than you will ever be
able otherwise to realize from the whole. He
will he compelled to ditch your land ia order
to drain h s own. Idle members of his firm
ily cati l<e employed by you. in and about
"your homestead. T'iese seven families will
build up respectable schools and churches in
y.ur community, giving employment to the
educated young men in our midst, addi?g to
our military aird political uti engl h, as well as
developing the vast resources ot our State
3. In reference to those who have good lo
cations, waler, ?c., for mills, factories and
'mechanicarts,if seems practicable to sell, or
lease them for a number of years, in prefer
ence to letting them remain unprofitabl
rehile thc State claims so urgently thc usc of
every available means. Every available lo:
cality near a navigable stream, where health
and icrilt can be secured and trade carried
on, should belaid off iularg? lets of five acres,
where tue lamily can till the soil, while tl
husband and father Ls engaged in manufac
luring hats, shoes, ,ic. I propose to bestow
every alternate lot o s^me hardy white me
chanic, who will bind himself t:? remain upon
and improve iL In a few years 'IA remain
ing luis will sell for a large advance, and more
than pay for tbe one gi^en away. German
mechanic- are accustomed to theso rural vii
jagis, ami would prefer them to the cramped
localities now composing the inostof par conti
try villages. lu like manner, the depots along
our railroads, in high and healthy, localities
can in many instances be converted to the
purptse of. ural manufacturing villages.
4 The greatest" obstacle in thc way, is the
(act that a large nuaiber of our people are ex
peeling to substitute foVeigt.ers for freedmen,
thinking thereby to carry 'on the immeuie
planting interests of tho South as heretofore,
forgetting that the l'nducenientao thc foreign
er tu leave his naii .*e_country, is tbe"hopo of
obtaining a homo fjr his family, in'a country
where the avennes of wealth and honor are
open before him. Hi? idea is independence.
5. But I suggest that the 333J acres re
served by the proprietor from every farm of
IOHO acres, proper y manured and cultivated,
is amply sufficient for the employ ment of eve
rv freedman who Kill bc in the State for the
next twenty years. Forefgoers settling upon
the t-urplus lauds will *in no way interfei*
wini the present freed laborers, except as a j <
stimulus to greater exertion to retain the con
fidenec o? their employers and support them
selves creditably. This they will then be
compelled to do. As long as we can keep
the freedmen tn the .cultivation of Cotton,
prudence aud policy alike dictate the propri
cry of diing so ; hut unless wo can secure an
imposing competition in tho matter of la or,
and a prepwiden.ting white influence, the
horrors -of Hayti and St. Domingo will
pale into insignificance before what is in store
for us. .
We then invito our planting interest to a
fair, candid and inpartial investigation of the
subject. These views are crude, and are on
ly intended to elicit aninterest in the matter
15th Juno, 1867.
cent Radical Convention iu Pennsylvania a
nomination for thi'Supreme Judgeship was
made and a platform established. A notice
able feature of this platform was total exclu
sion of negroes from office.N The New York
Tribune " regrets that thc resolution for im
partial suffrage was smothered in committee."
If the blacks are not totally blind, this deter
mination of their pretended friends in Penn
sylvania to keep them at a convenient dis
tance, ought to open their eyes to the hypoc
risy of men Who are afraid to practice in their
own b mes what they impiously teach and
iutblessly thrust upon the homes of others.
IM tho negro ma'ie a practical test of Radical
friendship by vbt'tig for his own, color, and
no more malignant persecutors pf his race
will be found on the earth's surface. Not
many days ago, a citizen of Augusta rumi
nated concerning-tho worth of city bonds
when negroes felt their political oats.and
grasped the.purple of dominion. Ono of the
military appointees is represented to have de
clared that " no negro would ever hold office
while Gen. Pop-; commanded In Georgia."
Hera's a pill for j'ou, deluded black men, and
here's a'dranght of reflection upon the quality
of that sloppy friendship which, Jike tue rin
sings of au old tea pot, drips through a Radi
cal strainor. ' The anecdote related above is c
a good sample of the aforesaid e'oppy friend- t
ship. The flagro may heed or bot, ai he der c
sires. If Ephra ra is joined to his idols, let v
bim alon&-Crost?tatiooalist. e
Baby on thc Porch.
Oat on the poreh,.by the open door, "
Sweet with roses and cool with-shade,
Baby is creeping over tho floor?
-Dear little winsdme blue-eyed maid.
All about her the shadows'dance,
All above her the "roses swing,
Sunbeams in the lattice glance,
Bobina op in the branches sing.
TTp at the blossoms her fingers reach,
Lisping her pleading in broken words,
Cooing away-ra her tender speech
Songs like tho twitter of nestling birds.
Creeping, creeping over the floor,
' . Soon my birdie will find her wings,
Fluttering oat at the open- door
: late tho wonderful world of things.
S Important Letter from (?en. Sickies.
CHARLESTON, S. C., July 5,1867.
Hon. LYMAN TRUMBULL, Chairman Judiciary
Committee, JJ. S. Senate.
My Dear Sir :-I have decided hot to begin
registration in this District until Congress de
termines1 who shall bc- registered. I trust,
therefore, that it will be thc pleasure of Con?
gress to extend the time* for the completion of
my registration, until-say, October or No
vember. If t proceed now, and disregard the
wishes of tbs President, my actionwbald be
regarded as insubordination : hf I* follow his
intimations, .nany would probably be' regis
tered not eligible according to the" trite inter-'
pretation of the Acts of Congress.
If it is meant that all who have held ?07
office, Feder il, State or municipal-having
taken an oath of office to support tt?btJonsti
tution of tba United States, add afterwards
engaged in rebellion, or given aid?and comfort,
etc., aro disfranchised; this should be' express
ly declared, ot her .vise.'if lett Ao construction,
it may bc he ld that no other officers arc in
cluded than those cla*sse3 enumerated irr'Ar
ticle VI, of ihe Constitution, and that e*veti
as to these, a full pardon removes the dis
If it is meant to exclude lawyers, tt?fey
Aould bo ?xpressly mentioned, or else de
scribed by forne classification ; as for exanl
ple, after tho word " office," add " any licensed
calling or employment or profession." Other
wise, if the eligibility of lawyers be left to
construction, it may be herd that a lawyer is
not a public officer, altuuugh a functionary of
a Court or other judicial body.
' The truth is, we have now* in operation two
distinct systems of reconstruction, originated
by Congress, and engrafted upon the Presi
dent's plain of rcconstiuctiorr. ' The first Con
gressional plan is expressed m thy Howard
constitutional amendment,- leaving suffrage to
be regulated by thc several States, and impo
sing upon certaiu classes of persons disquali
fication for office, as a ptlmsbment for rebel
lion and a; a safeguard for the future. That
plan having'been refused by the* rebel Statbs,.
Congress passed th? Reconstruction Acts,
which forta a second scheme of reconstruc
tion, entirely distinct in principle and platt
fiom the former. In'the second pla'u, Con
gress assumes control of the question'of Suf
frage, which is extended to all wiw can take ty
prescribed oath, and also enforces the disquali
fication for office, which would have been the.
penal and conservative feature of the first
plan.* - Now, it seems to mc that the true con
servative t;uarantee against reaction is in the
addition matfo to the loyal vote 'by the en
franchisement of the colored people. That
being don';, the occasion for the disqualifica
tion clause ceases. Hence, the true solution,
I believe, s to declare, with universal suffrage,
a general amnesty-naming the exceptions. '
A more liberal amnesty is, in my judgment,
essential to the succ?s.-? of the Congressional
plan of reconstruction, it will enlarge, the
range of popular choice for the impotL-mt ju
dicial, esecu.tiveTUid legislative departments.
of the State Governments, otherwise inconve
niently confined to classes Very few of whom
arc fit"to hold cffUe. Thc people eau sure!)
lie eutrustcd to judge and select from those
who took part in the reb?fiion, the- men at*
once qualified and since-c in their adhesiort.
to the new ordcrof things. Such mco, being
eligible ?o office, will have motives to identify
themselves with reconstruction, and to sun*
port ' thc views of thc majority. Now, more
than ever, men. of ability and experience it?
public business arc needed for the "Slate Gov
ernments in the South; a.nd it is truly unfor
tunate that at such a moment nearly all who
know anything of public affairs, and especial
ly those who coilld fill judicial statio?, are.,
disfranchised. This exposes the experiment
of general suffrage to needless hazards. If
the experiment fail, it is mo.it likely to 12:1
from tho inability of thc people to put in of-*
fice those who could and woubi-assure success.
It would have been -advantageous perhaps to
have removed many diaf&ctcd persons, espe
cially Judges, Sheriffs and Mn gist rate's, in tbe
ex'cutiou of tho sixth section cf the Act of
21 March?, if competent succssors could have
been found among those who rire eligible (b
office.'Andi would regard thc'possession
?ow of a wiilcrfield of' choice for civil offi
cers, a? iule of the most effective instrumen
talities in the execution of the military au- '
thprity conferred"upon District Commanders.
A.S it is, 1 iiod myself prevented, as will the
people by-and by, from securing for the piiD
lic servi co men td aptitude and character,'
?vhosft repentance is a's certain as the devotion,
af the most consistent loyalist. In truth the
seal ;if some of file converts outruns the dis
:retion of many of thc faithful." With refer
mce to other practical suggestions it might
be useful if Congress, by one of its commit
tees, inierro?rated the commanding-officers of
be several Districts upon the operation of tbe
Reconstruction Acts, and th? Turther leglsla
.ion rea aired. Very respectfully, .'.'
;r Tabasco, from Vera Cruz, arrived at ' Mo
jile on the 3lh, having on board four bun
bred and thirty of Muximii; '.n's army, repre
senting several nationalists, among them
French. Austrians, Mexican?, Iti-h and a few
Jonfcd?? They were a part of tho Imperiar
st garrison of Vera Cruz, a*nd when that city
'urrendered to the Liberal forces' these men
vero sent off by the French - and 'English
bonsais. ' "
The Tribune says tho reason the Tabasco -
?ame to Mobile, instead of-stopping at Nev?
Drleamvwas because the captain heard of
?ellow fcv?r being in tho latter city, and Mo
tile was a more convenient place for-them. '
. The noldiers are all discharged and are at
?berty to ?go where they please.
Thc city isorowded with them, and they
cern tc be very orderly and well disposed,
iery few are able te speak English. -Among .
he crowd are Turks, negroes and Indians, be
ides the others heretofore enumerated. Some
.rave U>-day for New Orleans, others?for New
fork a'id different places. Wo met several
rho were in search of Maj. Hasting-;, and
rho wire anxious to get off to Brasil by the
teamer Red Gauntlet, which leaves on thc
Oth of this month.
Many of these poor fellows have beep fleeo
d terribly by unprincipled dealers, which is
othing to be surprised at. We heard of one
f.tbetn being charged ^1,50 in silver for?
op of coffee, ham and eggs, and some bread,
nd but ter. This is outrageous, and a mau -
rho would stoop lo such contemptible meatl
ess should, if apprehended, be severely
unished. .. t fifa ? *.
a a. recent speech, apostrophized space thus :
Ah, roy colored hearers, did voa never rc
eive tho lash ?" A misguided negro, .wh- . -
bought Stokes wanted' information, ausw?:.
J:" Yes, by golly, you gib me lots of 5'.
chen I worked on your plantation near Lib
rty." Saddea subsidence of 8tokes?

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