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nERNfs1,50 FOR SIX c bo e oale
At Newberry C. H.,
By THOS. F. & R. H. GRBNF: -
(Payment required invariably in --drance.)
Advertisements inserted at $1,50 per squa re, for
!&sz insertion, $1 for each subsequnent insertion.
Uarr~ige notices, Funeral invitatiom, 01ituaries,
Rnd -Cothhunications of pezeonal interest charged
a 'dvertisenents,
k Visit to R*day Itolse.
We retired from the dining room to the
'pleasant sitting-room or music-rom, where
:coffee was sered in delicate, wbite p.rcclain
4cups. This sitting-room, which contains a
.,q-iano and quantities of nusic, old and new,
- also a pleasant feature of IIoliday 14ppsc.
be wails are stuccoed, and are hung with
u.steful paintings-ropies of the fine old nias.
Xer&-amiongsvt whcih is one of the "Ere
1omo," also the " Exce Agnus Dei ", and a
'line painting of the Virgin and Child-Jesus,
. with other figures in the group ; al. a most
beavenly-looking picture of a Novice, who
scents in the act of devotion, with her missal
clasped in her hands, vl'st the hood or cowl
fas fallen back, revealing the beautiful hqad,
with its smooth, dark braided hir, iulhe
aot simple fuw!3, nd the holy, benignaut
.calm of the face, which is * dark, rich bru
nette of the French style. vcr the m.ntel
piece hangs a medallion irillaster, over which
is a convex glas coerng, as in a shrine, a
=ost pure, beautiful and exquisite bust of,
tie Virgin, apparently of the fi:,est Parian
m.rble. Upon the mantel-piece there rcstsan
o'rulo clock of the most clas!ic design, rep
resenting the. goddess Miner-R, v;h helmet
on, and shield in one hand, with a branch of
-olive apparenty in ihe other hand, whilst Aht
v is seated on a bras.s culverin or canntn, in one
of the wheels of % hich is the face of the
Cock, th.,ugh fioi a side view, the cylinder
-zpon which the culverin rests, represcntb a
t-rum. The whole rests up-on a pediment
vpc- which groups of figures are represented
:n ba4-lict. This time piece is buth classic
and antique in appearance, .nd is evidently a
family relic or heir-loom, though, from its
-martiRl s-mbol4, ft might -seem to h-ave been
-of recent manufacture. The two younger 1aD6
ies and on'e of the elder, who have devoted
good deal of their time~ to music, andi
ave acquired consideruthie proficiency in
the art, favored us after dinner wit'h a va
Sietj of so,ato, duets, ariettes, arias anid
aongs.from - operas as well as bai!ads. Airs
from the opera of Normra .afd Er-nani were
yong with taste. aid execution. The morn
- sings were spent eittier in this isom or the Ii
.brary, where the ladies sewed3 or enmbroidered
whilst some ple guest would read aloud
somaething selected for the*occasion from the:
many ch..ic books in the library. One gen
tle man, during my visit, who i.- a poet of
some distinctiog, and wrho was sojourning for
a season at a hospitable neighboring mansion,
as a refugee, whose powers of elocution are:
considerable, and who is a very cultivated and
polished man of society, wo'ul ride Over every
- ,snrning and read somne selection or selections
to the party; rnd so pleasant 'ind musical
was his voice, and his -taste so good as a lite
.rr man, that really these reading conversa
zones were by no means irksome, but on the
-contMry a source ot pleasure atnd -improve
ment.. As the shades of dewy err approached,
land the refreshing coolness, (after the debili
tating heats of a September sun) reinvigora
ted the languid frame, we were temptetout
in the gloaming to enjoy the fresh air, the
-fading glow of the western horizon and the
soft light of the early moon.- A walk to the
.pavillion, which is situated on a high bank,
'and overlooks (not a smooth lake or a deep
h-winding stream, but forg'e me, ye lovers of
-the picturesque and romantic) the railroad
-track; or a stroll to ihe meadows and thymny
aills, (whose subtNft sides invited the ju
veniles of the party to roll over and ojer from
the top to the bottom in their wild glee)
would generally close the day, after which tea
.'ould be served in tbhe sitti'ng room, and after
tea conversation on the piazza or verandah,
or music upon the 'ano with singing.
No one could be ore well-bred or lady
like, or u.more kind-hearted and loospitabla
* bCan the "lady chatelaine," of Holiday flouse,
.dher nanners are so mnilJ, her voice so
soft and subduzed, that when,in addition to
these are added those noble' and generous
-qu)hities of heart, and those personal graces
-hic? distinguish her, there is a rare as
senlpof female attractivenless combined
'in one perSen. Mrs. M-, the-intelliget
:ad cultiva ed sister-tn-law of "the lady
--chatelainie'', may be-described as " fair,fat and
forty", minus :.mc years, (say from five to
ten to leave -.de~nt margin,) but- with. the
remains of formcer beau'y, -yhich, if less than
formerly, may be called saturi'ty and not de
cay. BiAt, though noct ver: sylph-like, and
rather decidedly em bon~'' .ore k dignity
of.person, and a general cuP > e~.d an
evident familiari'ty witb."le tu a'-,
which are a decided equivalent -tv .he loss
of youth[bnl grace ; and render her n liess or
,-nntw in ..ceity. Her three d.gh't-rs
are "svect" girls and withot-t vanity. The
eldest is oteca, and not yet quite
all enough;, s has great irtegrity of cha
racter which is displayed in her antagonism
to the insincerities of fashionable life and in a
charitable forbearance t'owards the foibles of
other,. She likewise 'has independence of
cheracter which would lead her to sclf-deni.1
and se!f-sustaining efforts,. ra'ther than de
pendence upon the kindest and rmost conside
rate or generous friends. She has diligence
in mental improremen-t and the pursuit of the
mQit ornamental as- weli as u 4eful accomplish
ments, but enters -with becoming spirit and
vivacity into the* lighter -and graceful Amuse
mVnts and recreatons of society. The second
of the three is sylph-like in person and dances
like an houri, has large, dark, Spanisb-looking
eyes, ith eye-lashes and hair of the same
hue, and which are as glossy, fine and soft -as
silk. She has also th,e dreamy-look of a
Spanish girl, a* but for her hez retrouse -
(F,-ench for snub-nose)-she would beRlwost
beautiful. The youngest iho is only .nine
years od is,the -most interesting, with the
luxuria;t grace of childho-d, and the depths
of iri'tellect in her bright, dark eyes. Her
hAir parta-k-4- also of the fne texture and,bue
of Che second sister, and which is character
istic of all t1re more or less. . The goverhess
at Holiday house is one of the most suerior
of that class of interesting persons. eois
highly iutelligent, has read much and is every
way an ornament to society*; as a friend and
social companion in private lifo, she is most
estimable, and in persen agreeable, though
small, and in dress tasteful. Her qualities of
he-id and heart are rarely equalled and her
conduct most benevolent and Christian-likt,
zheerful and cha itable wit4out the least mo
rosenrss. - She is-almost fairy-like or bird-like
in 'her li ht movements, and is decidedly
Anglo-Saxon in her complexion and hair.
Thy tutor of the fine specimens of young
America which belong to the lumsehold at
Holiday house, is a well-informed Marylan.der,
arid M. D., who, in the intervals-of an incip
ient practice commenced since the close of
the war, takes charge of the education of
these promising youths. The M. D. is only
twenty-seveen, is good-looking, with- black
hair' and dark complexion,' and a splendid
black beard, which he is constantly stroking
ith the mo.t caressing fondaess. He has
most excelent <qualities of head and heart,
and is the son of -a naval commander of high
During former vi.its to Holiday Rouse-one
of the evening recreations were jivenile balls
C'n a -small scale, which were an agreeable ex
citement riot only to the youthful .members
of the household but to those Ilder ones who
did not pairicipate cxcept as spectators. On
these occasions the youths and Mises of a
nigLbormng family, which were closely con
neced by relationship~ to the family at huhl
ty Housn'e, would be invited or happen in
with some of the older members of the family,
on which .e sions the two young ladies
(whoni I shl l call Lusline and Unidinie) with
tbir littIe sister Duisy, arid the y'ouths before
m:tionecd at Holhiday House, would unite
with their you*J9ful visitors in dancing tie
lancers and other quadriUes,. as well as waltzes
or round dances, to the music of the piano,
which was performed by the nother of Lus
line and Undine with indefatigable patience
and in Excellent time. She was not required
however ttrplay all the time for the jnvenile
dancers, as th,ey hail a colored violinist, .or
rather a sable orchestra comnprisig violin,
triangle and tambourine, which performed
with considerable gusto when reels and coun
try dances were on the tapis.
[ Tobe Continued.]
NonTa CAntLNA- -The State Convention
of North Carolina has passed an ordinance
makmg null and void the Ordinance of Seces
sion. The vote was 105 to 9. As a matter
of interest we subjoin tife document as it
passed :
A n Ordina"ce declaring'null arnd .roid thse
Odinawce of lfay 20, 1861.
Be it declared and ordained by-.thr -dele
gedns of thze good people of the State of NortA
Croline, in Conrenltion assembled, and it is
herb;y decla red ansd ordained, T hat the or
dinance of the Convention of the State. of
North Caoina, ratifled on' the 91st day < f
NovemWMr, 1789, which adopted and ratified
the constitution of the United States. and also
all acts~and parts of acts of the General 'As
sembly ratifying and adopting amendments to
the said Constitution, are now, and at all
times since the adoption a;d ratification
thereof h'ave been, in, full forse and effect,
notwithstanding the supposed ordinance o0
the 20th day of Mayr 1861, declaring the same
tibe ipealed, rescinded and abrogated, anc
the said supposed ordinance is now, and a'
all times hath been,'null and,void.-.
St. Louis Prico Current says : St. Louis has
for som'e time been sending largo shipments
of dry goods, boots and-shoes, as well as bag
ging, repe, provisions and .pioduce to tfe
ISouth, and the merchants of Louisville are
enjog moge Southern trade with the iste
ror of- the Southern country than their himi
ted facilities of transportation can accommo
*POTICAL CAtctA-To0S,-- Washingtor
Idespatch to the Cincinnati Gazette .says tha
prominent Democratic politicians, who wer
engaged in figur-ing upon the next Congress
say that tnere will be a majority of ten ii
favor of admittin~ the- Southern membeni
a - 'i0cmrare.l t.a the~ the test cath
Y'o ie )"cpe of the Third Congressional
District composed of Abbeville, Edg d,.
. Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richlandi
and Orairgebugt. I
FELLow-CITzENs-At the earnest golivita
tion of my frierds I have been inductd to ap
pear belore yon as a candidate to represent
you in the Congre"s of the United States, at
the approaching election.
In taking such a positim, I an weil aware,
that otir right to know clearly my opinion
on all political subjects, is unqnestionable.
I now proceed briefly to give you my views
on such topics, as, in.ny judgment, mostly
intertst you at this time. T intend,to speak
plainly to you, for I want to'e understood b_y
every body.
Before assuring any postion, however, or
placing myself on any platfurip, it will be
1l for us to take a passing glance, and trace
h'urriedly the deep and woeful ravagc, made
by the bloody' and*osO.ling track 'of "cru'e
wai' upon o'ar- once prosperous and happy
land. Wtt a picture dies,outsprcaj as.we i
take this backward turn. What a. picture of
contrast, engraved, as it were, by the iron
wrought pertil, drijping with the stream of
gory-red that has deluged our mountains and
plains, and hill-sides and glens, during the
four past and -englhced years of the reign o
"cruel war." Then the storm-felt lashings
whether of the adverse winds, the lightning's
sudden violeuice, or the wailings in thunder
ous echoes of many bleeding hearts,-db but
add new terrors to the terzific scene passing
beneath our vision. I repeat again, what a
sad picture of contrast Iis, to the sunny
South of by gone days, blooming in prospeiv
it'y, whose very mountains and hills echoed
their gladdest tones, -and whose lovely Wh?es
and gentle streams smiled with plenteous com
fort, and flowed in joyous artents along, and
whose light winged zephyrs breathed but hap
piness. . -
It is heart siokening truly to t'aie even this
cursory view of the picture, but we must well
survty our surrou,mdings before deci-ding to
take a future step ; fuithermore, besides the
deep regrets for happiness fled, and loved
-ones gone, there is an evil of much Lsi depth
which perhaps may become of wide cxtcntion,
and bearing upon the welfare of our Nation,
I and which demands some consideration there
frown. This is the !>w st. ot approach ing
bankruptcy that seems %iighiag us.down
ward. Let the platform of action of every
man, be one for the good of the people, both
as a Nation and a S'.tc. WIhie I am decided
ly opposed to repudinti.m, I am equally averse
to compelling the debtor te, pay the full
i amount of debts co ract d. during the recent
wa The practical .m im n io.ith every
one souldbe, "tolive n9 eie"Ia
in favor of a judIicious anid, equitable com.pro
migan I unwilling to add oppre.ssicrn to mis-1
fortune. :rust the next begislature. will1
encac't some equitable law to the geperal satis
f-ction of *both c--editor and debtor, and save
us frotu the ruinous consequences of extend
ing bankruptcy, that would inievitabVy ensue
from a course favoring only the fen.
The emancipation of.S!avery by the Gov
ernntent of the Unite4 States, and the ac~
quiescence in this movement by'our own
State Convention, has brought us now to -a
stad dep thought, as to, what measures
n'xttoaopt to better our condition, and
raise us once agauin to hope andpea-ce, various
are the opinions that have bien suggested as
to what shall be done-with the negro. I can
suggest no other plan for the present, thanl
for the negroes to be apportioned;ontt to each
State in the Ureion, according -to represen ta -
tion or -populr tion, or colonize them in some
newly acquir-ed 'Ierritory?
I am also opposed to conferring the right of!
sffrage on the recently freed negroes, be
cause I knew giem to be inca able of exer
ciing such a privilege; and because I con
sider .this a dangerous element to introduce
into the3system of cur Government. I well
know that this question belongs properly to
the deci%ion of enfh St-ate, but i am confident
it will be .brough t before Cr:ngress, as the~
restles.;abolition party, flushed with succes
sve victories, arc ever ready to enter into
new fields of agitation.
the people of the North have afwrays had
some negroes among them. but .never to myl
knowlcdg'e have they ever raised these ne
groes to an equal station with themselves. If
one Northern State has ever had a colored
Governog, or ILieutenant Governor, or if one
of this sable race has ei'er been honored with
a seat in theLegislative body,-i.h.er State or
Federal, it is unknown to mim4
In the State of illinois, the late home of
President Lineeln, there is a law extant, pro
hibiting any mone negroeie from settling in
~that State, and the right of suffrage is with
held from those already there, and a sii*ilar
law exists in Ohio, and Indiana, and perhaps
otheg Northern States: "Truly, consistency
is a lright jewel." If the negro race occupy
an inferior station North, why not place them
in their right place South.
The very inferiority of the race is most
obvious to the mere Physiognomist, and what
the Creator has made laick, man can nerc
make wchite. Then why not allow the South
the right they assume to themselves. This
veryinnovation upon the rights of their broth
'hood, laid the foundation of the recent war,
deep and wide. Yet the- abolitionists boast
loudly, that the opening of this dreadful war,
hangs not upon their shoulders. Had not
fourteen of the Northern States violated the
Federal Constit.ution as it reprJs the,Fugi
live Slave . , the- Southern Sta:tes would
not have been diiven to the state of despera-.
tion, that has w6i1 nigh brought ruin upon
It is true tbe' Soth was prcipitate In the
Secession movement, arid my huniblejudg
inent anO feeb1e voice, dis-pr6-ved of th
mcn,ure. I have ever taken for my motto,
-Equal r ghts to th, South, as welle the
North,".and of the gok-n rule, to di undo.
otherS, as you would have tnm do unto ypn,
were lvid down is the corner storie of the
building of our National Constitution, peace
would forever dwel4 with us, andI4ar stay,
far, far awm.y. -
So-long as the Government wM in tie hands
of the Democratic P -6y, our co'ntry was
safe, pTospcrous and happy-but when the
helm was wrested from them by overwhelm
ing fanaticimm, the ship of sfate was,badly
wrecked, and well nigh destrTyed forever, in
the whiilpool of s-.chy.
I have great confidpnce in the Democratic
Party of the United States. I believe the
success of that Party, is our onl, hope in re
constructing the Government, with equal*
rights under the Constituti-on. Our leading
men, in my opini6n, committed a great
bunder in breaking up the Democratic Party,
by withdraw ing from the Charlistory Conven
tion in 1660, and T solemnly believe to-day,
that if Judge Douglas, Gen. Breckenridge, or
Mr. Mell, had been elected Preident in 1800,
we would iot have had'the desolating war
tHrough which wo have jast passed.
esident -Andrew Johnson, whom I hap
pened to know personflly, alwaysbelonged to
the great Democratic .Partv, until he ran .f;r
Vce President on the ticket with Mr. Lincoln,
and dow that Providence has decreefor wise
purposes, that he should bold the reins of
Government in his own hhnds, he will no
doubt reWrn to his first Tove, and. do all he
can for his erring,children, and plaut himself
firmly upon the basis of the Constitution for
the lasting preservation of that sacred trust.
Let us then suppc.rt the Administration of
President Johnson in good fai,h ; let us take
counsel together for the good of our common
country, and"tventure to say, notwithstand
ing the ,rcat- mi.take made in the Act of
Sccssion, we Nny yet, with the guidance
of Divine Providence, bccono a prosperous,
independent and happy people.
In'conclusion, Fe1ow Citens,D permit me.
to remark, thrt if I am honored by you with
a seat in Congress, I will use my utmQst
endeavor to preserve the Constitution, and to
promote your welfare in each and every re
spect whatever,-to the be.t of my ahiiity.
From Tennessee.
NAsurvu..,; Tennessee, October 3, 1865.
Gornor Brownilow delivered his annual
message to the Gericral Assembly to day..
Heo conrgratul.ites the Assemhiy on witnessing
the tertuination of the~rebellion nnd the sigr.
nal triumph of our arms In regard to new
subjects of h'gislation the ni i4hes of the hon
est and loyal pe.ople of the -.tate should be
consulted, for they are alvays right. IIe re
ccmmnds amendments and additions to the
franchise law ; hut says: "I am by no neans
an adlvocate of jts repeal, nor do the loyal peo
pl of the State wishi any sweping change."
The restoration of civil law has worked' well,
and prosperity is iiromised in every sectien.
Guilty rebels should be treated with serity1
in proportion to their offences, the mass of
them wvith not less than ten years' disfran
chisement, and the leaders with neither mercy
nor forbearance. imigration should be fos-I
tered and encouraged, and a commissioner
stationed at the East' to secnre a numnereus
foreign emnaigrati,on of skilled labor. IHe
He says: "1 am convinced that the white
aid colored people cnasnot live together polit
ically as equals." IIe amocates the setting
apart of some portion *of the national te ri
tory best adap.ted for the purpose for a ration
of freedmen. The testimony of negroes is rc
commended to be taken in the courts on the
same basis as that of white persons. resi
dent Johnson's reconstruction policy is eh
dorsed as the s#le hope oI' the country.
Pc-r ims FOO-r DOWN Enuns.-An cxchange
The President will not .interfere with the
ation of the Somphern bishops. 'l*g m'ay
unio with the Northern churches or not, as
they please. In reply to the remonstrance of,
ti Radioals, he stated that the Constitution'
was sile*nt upon- tle subject. *
The President.does but'very 1,ttle to oblige
or conciliate -the gentlemen who lwi1d loyalty
ad devotion to the African t,o be syniony
nTus. .They wished him to reduce the South
ern States to territories, and he refused. They
wished him to appoint provisional governors
from the loyal States, and he refused.
Sia ..ons F5Assr-I's MEN.-E highly in.
trestir.g letter from C. F. Hall, the Arctic ex
plorer, announces that he has discover.ed that
in al.probability three of the men cf Sir John
Franklin's Arctic expedition yet survive and
are living among the'Innuits. One of these
supposed survivo'rs is said to be Crozier, who
succeeded Sir John Franklin in command of
the expedition.
Lady L. Duncan was an heiress, -and Sic
W. Duncan was her physibian during a severe
illness. One day she told hini iho had. rnme
up her mind to marry, and upon his askmng
the namno of the fortunate chosen one, she
bade him go home and open his Bible, giving
'rim chapter and verse, and he would find out.
He ..d so, and read wuat Nathan said unto
David, "Thou art the manl!
Ihe State Records.
CO:.cUBIA, S. C., Oct. 12, 1865.
EDIToS ?nG: Inyour issue of the 10t1
instant, I notice an extract from the. Charles
ton C'urier, in which one of its correspon
dnts, 1' .speakji,g of the dest'ruction of StaLe
and Pistrict e , by the Federal troops,
states that "the State records and other - pa
pers of inportapce are -gone forever."
I do not .-no%v from 'what souecc he has
drawn his inf'ormution, tior do I doaibt the
sincerjty of his :ssertiew, but as every citizen
of thi State is interested more or less in the
records of this office, and tiw(se of the Sur
veyor-General,-I deem it my duty to rclieve
the anxiety which aty arise, by correcting a 1
gnista;ke ;inte which he Ias fallen. Ttbe rec
ords of the S.Cretary-of swte, and Surveyor
General, are safe. I have goodreason to
know .om.tVin't of these records, fron pain
fNI experience in savL.g them.
My long connection with these offces had
taught ine the inestimable value of tbese ree
9pds to the State, and I thought of the en.r
mous jo) of packing so large a4-unber of
books and paper, and getting them oif in time
-t save theWR ViI the short notice gi'
I kn-iw if I saved them f must sacrificc- w.
thing I owned; this, sooner than see the
Sate lose that which cannot be replaced;. I
determined to do, 'a:.d by laYing aside my
private int-rest, devoting my' whole ti,ne to
the service of the State, working day and
night, using my own wagon and team, and
the servunts.of a friend, and leaving the con
teots of my own house, and the hoose itself
to the torch of the- enemy, succeeded in pack
ing and savina its record and paper of valae.
not only of tie two 'oflices of Secrery of
Stat nd Surveyor-Generid,located at Columi
bia, but also of the corresponding oflices here
tofore located in Charleston, but two yes
previously removed to this place and put un
der my charge.
While on this subject, I will Yention,' for
the benefiof those interested, that I also
saVd the rec6rds of the, Commissioner in
Equity, Clerk of Court, and Ordinary of
'Barnwell District.. Those. of the two last offi
ces, I happzed to dis'cover in the depot
whilst loading my own, ind knowing tle,
would be burnt, if not removed byome oe,
I had them put into my car, and J'ok them
off safe. I alsi saved one boi of the Commis
sioner in Equity of Beaufort, and thtse of the
Commission in- Equity of Charleston, which
were in ay ofice at the time.
Secretary ofState, S. C.
A -Fir-R.rAT, NoTicr.--The Boston &PaW
givoi'Charles SUmnct the following first-rate
Mr. Sumner's pompous assumption .of the
office of dictntor to t1e American Government
and people, cannot fil to create derision and
disgust anong sensible folk. His inflated
style and elaborate pronunciamentoes shame I
Santa Anna's proclamations to the Mexican.
while his swel and strut are as aburd as the
atmpt of the monte black-leg to rule a na
tion by funlminati;ng from his West India Is
lands. Suinner has abundance of gas at his
command, but not the kind to raise him to
the attitude ofcortmon sense or political. truth.
ie was spoiled in the shell, and all his states
mniship is addk J. He manifests no .concep
tion of tIe true greatness of a'country-of its
ast products-its mecani,a ingeptiity and
entrprise. Instead of regarding the Eriec
Caal as an srtery of the nation's life, he
would have it filled'tap if told that ,negro chii
dren were liable to be drownedl in its waters;
instead of contem plating the grecft power of
tranportation -a fTrded by; our gigantic rail
<oads and their influence in binding the coon
'try togethur, he would endeavor to provide
sets for negroes in thle cara, er in looking
after the dikes, storks and -vermnin of Holland,
or soaring towards those regions of his r'ancy
rising far above the bread and butter unorld
into the renlms of beatitled spirits where John
Brown is marchinig on.
GIArs.-llIthe time of Augustus Caesar!
there were two( persons li'ing in Rome called
Idusio anid Set-undilla, each of whom exceede~
ten feet in height, Their bodies, after death,
were kept'and reserved as ndr-acles of curn
itv in a sepulchre within the' Sallustia~n
gaens. Pliny names a certain Gaba-, who
in th%days of Claudius .was broughit ou-t
of Arabi;'and saiys he was nine feet nine
iiches high. The emperor Maximin, origin
.dly a Thracian peasant, mensured -eight feet
and a half. is wiifj's bracelegserved him as
iings. 1lit voracity was- such, that he con
suned daily forty potunds of flesh and~ drank
ihteen bI)ttles of w'ine. His strength was
proportionable to his gigantic shape. '-ie
could draiv a leaded wagon without help, and
with a tiow of his fist often' broke .the teeth
in a horse's mouth. Hie also ciu..hed the
hardest stones between his fingers, and cleft
trees wi:h his hansis. Pliny and V'alenius
Maximuis speak of Polydamuas, a celebrated
athlete, son of Nicias, who exceeded all men
of Iis-day in stature and strength ; he apeu
Hercules, not withoub pretension. In Mount
Olympus he kille'd a lion~ with a blow of his
fist, being unprovided with any ther arms.
ie could stop a chariot with his hand in its
mosgrapid -course) Once lie singled out die
larged and fiercest bell from a whole herd,
took hold of him by one of bis hinder feet,
nd notwithstanding his struggles to escape,
graspg him with' such strength that the
hoof remained ii?his hand.
LoUisrp.4--A lettgr from Washington says
of Louismnn, that, .
"Gen. Canby's action in susperrding the
fundtions of' the officer who arrested1 the Judge
at Shreveport for presuming upon the right
to try oiffences against the freedmen, is fully
endorsed here, and the same privileges (Juirai
diction of the civit'courts) wil, 1 learn be
extended to all the States as soon as their
courts are thoroughly organized. This is a
stretch of good feelings that the States should
fully appreciate,- inasmuch as the uight mn
question could hardly be claimed prioar to the
offiial promulgation of their complete resto)
rati n."
The Zoological Socety nLond~on, has just
reived a male chimpanzee. The introdue
tion of the stranger to the, female, in the gar
den, was an ,amusing incident. The two
cratures rushed into each otheVrs arms like
stage lovers. They k'issed each other ; then
the male chimpanzee patted the female's face,
danced rountd her, took her round the waist,
as if he wer8 going to waltz, when they eg
pressed theirjoy by dancing and howhing in
New York.Politcs.
Amon.g. the resignations recently accepted
by the War D q4iwen't, is that of Major
General Henry W. Slocum, democratic cai
didate for Secretary o' State of tht Stgte of
New York.
- The general commenced the politieal cam
paign in New York State on Monday', 1st
iistant, by an open -and manly speeth at
Syracuse.' le referred to the great deeds
perfornicd by our gallant armies; gve a clear
statement of the present condition of the
South, as -regards both the white and tlack
popula'tion, ba.-ed upon his own personal ob
si-rvation ; trinitained that the Southern peo
ple cordially accept the verdict of the war, Ba
conclusive and binding, and strongly advocat.
ed the policy u-4 President Johnson, looking
upIn it as the only safe, wis- and prActical
policy that could be'adopted. The Mississippi
militia controversy was fuN!y explained.
On the sane occa.sion made a zpeech, and
tok strong groun"n favorof'the represpnta
tives frorn the Southern States being prompt
ly admitted to'seats.in the next Congress, ,W J*
si.tiog .hat all who dpposed their admissioft
were not ia favor of a reconstruction of the
'fihe indications trom all parts of the North
are that ra'dicaiisn, wili b- defenaed,*nd Fre
sidit Johnson nobly sustained in his reco'n
struction policy.
most evcry days developments'.. to show that
one-half of the mineral wealth of the-South has
never been told. There is probaly no countrM
int the world richer in this respeet. Dr. E. H
Granz, the State Geologist of Virginia, hag
recenfly been making explorations into its
undevelope, resource!, and lie reports that he
hvas found mines of gold,-silver, copper, lead,
zinc, tili, iran, plumbago, manganese, c6al,
slate, potter's porcelain and fine clay, hydrad%
lie cement-, feir's earth, limestone, grind.
stone, whetstou, emory, marble, gypsum, saft%
murle, soapstone, sulphur, granite, etc., in va
rious directions.
A new era haq dawned,and we expect era.
lohg to see the South more populous and
wealthy underothe new order of things,-ander .
the.stimuotos of emigration and competition of .
free labor, of manufactures, and a general
svstem oF home industry than she bas ever
heen or ever could ha been under the old
The Poles are coming, the Scotch are com
in', wd 4he Germans, Swiss *and French and
other in#ttrinus peoples will-come, and un
der'the grand. universal awake~ning, the waste
places of-the South will blossom and bloon 1h
perennial virtue and beaity. The horrors of
war will be forgotten, and &hne, the great head
er, will make all things new and glorious. .
[Louisville JournaL W
THE Ai.m,DE oR E h ocky Olu
t"ays Gaignani'i 31csssenger) has just lost
one of its most amiable members, l. Alexan
dre Bouchet. The following anecdote is relv
ted of hni: "Pereqiving one dny, after a
heavy fall of rain, a -very well-dressed yovtng
woman standing at the edge of the side pave
ment of the Boulevard, ;ad evi&nty much.
perplexed as to the best method of. raversing
the sea of mud before her, he-gallarily advan
ced, tock her up In his arms, and carried her
across dry shod. The lady maade*ao'objection
to th:eanode of transit,-blut; on being set down,
expressed her gratitude ias f.dlowd, 'Sir, you
are an insolent felow!'s'Thereupon,'.. Bou
chtimnmediate ~repaWfed the wrong byagaid
[email protected] he , wIth the same precautionA~
to the very s.pot where he had figst met her,
and took his leave wills a profound saut
A Fix top. A YOt:N GENTLE3A-A Yeif
niceoung etimn whose name we do .
no emncecs osntila.te, recently in- -
vs:edl m small som in chickens, which he. un
dertook to take heme on *e Dauphin street
cars. MA er proceeding t short distance the
attention of all the passengers, a large propO?
tion of whomr were ladies, was called to him
by one of his purchases rai.sing a loud and
cotinuied cackle. In vain he tried to quiet
the bird ; the ladies~'tittered' and pulled do)wn
their-veils; the genitlemarn on board "haw
h:wed," anAl onr young friend, in his igno
race of 'whe situation," blushed. Growing4
somew hat restless at b'eing the cynosure of.
all eyes, he casta look into his lap, 'and be
hold-there was an egg. He irmedately
quit.the cars and pursued his way h9meward
on foot. 'Inagine his "pheelinks." --
[MobWe Tsibune.
All%ttural means having failed. to remee
th-- Cholera from Constantinople, -the Sultan*
of Turke'v'has conme to the conclusion that
"ent, drink and be merry* is about the best
curse to pursuie under the disheartening ctr
eynstance5. lie has issued a sort of firmat,
-mhipte'l to the exigency, wherein. ev'erybody
i. er4oined to sins, dance and feast within the
limits of the Capital. 'This is a practical illus
tration of the ter.<ts of Mahomnet's creed
here th-dahy, gone to-morrow. The deaths
ner day in the stricken C pitai of Turkey are
~po;rtced at 1,000. *TIe wai!s for the 'dead -.
nd dyin.g are straagely involgd in la grim,
and grotesque revelry ; and Ths ghhitly life
in-death existence, bashiaw and odalisque, Wa
ter.cml!iers and duruch pas their brief hours
of festivity, to retire.ghereafter to the quiet
of their cIhamber whereejatcultig-"Ki.net!
-it is fate, they eanvelope,their heads iM their'
males and 4.ive up. the ost. -
A DEAR, GooD MAN--"Widow,MOt)rnful,
what on nirth are youi thinkin' about?"
"No: hin;g else in th'e world but my depart
ed husbanid. He was.such a deiroted man
always bringini home his l ttTe kindness to,
me. I eould.:'t help ttipi'r.gjust now, when
I heered Mrs Birown's sassiges sizzlig about
what poor Mr. Yournful used to bring me.
He kno2'd [ was fonvd of gassiges, and he
hardly eversoever cane home in his life With
out fetching me a sassigo. in his poekets He
was very fond of eggs hiinsuf, and would oc
aioally fetch a few of themn for himself.
But he was Always sure to lay & sassjge at:
t:ae tab!b. Nevcr laid his eggs there-never'd
- ink of 'em; anid somnetimes I'd ask, 'Sinion,
a here's yeur e-ggs ?" Just as like as not, he'd
been a sittin, on 'ern - .
IMFPoTAT ToMNIsTE.-inisters of tlhe
Gospel a4 required by law to affix a Ef e d&nt
revenue stamp to each certificate of marriage
they may return to the ckrk'a office. This is
necessary before it can be admntted to record.
We would also state in this connection, that a
failure to affix the proper stamps to any in
strument of writing requiriIbg the same, sub
jects the party executing such instrument te

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