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Advertisements inserted at $1 per square. for
first insertion, and 75 cts. each subsequent inser
tio,. Marriage notices, Funeral invitations,
Obituaries, and Communications of a personal
character are4charged as advertisements.
Good Pluck.
A correspondent, writing all the way
from Texas, tells of the devotion of a young
Southern wife,who accompanied her hus
band on foot from South Carolina to the
Lone StarState, and thought nothing of it.
There are not in this section many dames
or damsels who would undertake such a
journey, even though they were sure of
finding the goal of hy,menial happiness at
the end of it.
"Some months after -the close of the
war a gentleman overtook a well-dressed
-Confederate soldier, with a knapsack on
his back, accompanied by a pretty, neat
looking girl, of apparently about eighteen
years of age, with a bundle in her hand.
The soldier stopped to ask some direc
tions about the road. The gentleman
found that he was a Confederate soldier
returning home with his wife, and invi
ted them home with him to dinner, as lie
lived near. The soldier a fine-looking
'exar, told his story. His home was on
the Neuces. He had entered the army
at the first of the war, leaving a widowed
mother and little sister at home. le be
longed to Johnson's army, and had gone
through all the varied fortunes of a sol
dier, been once wounded and twice a pris
oner at Camp Chase. In one of his va
rious wanderings, he had met and fallen
in love with the daughter of a widow in
the Northern part cf South Carolina,
whose husband had faallen at the battle
of Manassas. The widow, from compe
te ice, found herself reduced afnost to
i want. When the war closed, our soldier
went to the house tf his inLended moth
er-in-law and for a na_ith worked with
all his might, mendirg fences and put
ting the farm in the best ,rder he could.
' Then thinking it time to see about his
old n'other in Southern Texas of whom
he had not heard one word for over two
Aears, he prepared to return home, but
It was hard to leave his sweetheart, not
knowing when he could make money
.enough to conme for her. But she settled
the matter by saying she was going ge
with him. So one morning they were
married, and started for Texas on foot,
with their knapsacks on their backs and
without a single cent of money. "But," 1
said the bride, "we found people very
lind, we made friends all along the road ;
we were never turned off at night, we al
ways got plenty to eat, and people would
eften make us little presents of money.
We would frequently overtake a wagon
er, who would give us a ride as far as he
was going our way. When I get to nay
husband's home, I shall have travelled
two thousand and five hundred miles
most of it on foot. I would not take any
thing in the world for my trip. I have
found everybody so kind and good.
The young husband looked intLo her
bright young face and smiled as though
he thought he saw there the reason ev
ery one was so kind.
"But we;e you not afraid to come so
far with a wildl Texan ?" some one asked.
Oh no," was the smiling reply ; I al
ways liked the Trexans, they are such
brave good soldiers."
"You have indeed proved that you
liked one of them."
Atter dinner the gentleman had his
carriage brought round and carried them
a day's journey homeward. As I shook
hands with the bride I wished her a
tleasan t journey.
"Oh, niever fear for that," she an
swered, "I am almost home-a hundred
miles or two isn't much ; I am as happy
as a queen," and they drove off, the hap
piest couple I ever saw. May Heaven
bless them.
Now isn't she a heroine, and do you
think there are many more like her? I
will close my letter by saying, three
cheers for the Texan soldier and his
South Carolina bride.
The Cleveland (Ohio) Plaindealer, of
a recent date, says :As a crowd were on
the banks of the Cuyahoga, watching the
floating masses swept down by the tur
bulent waters, an object was seen a short
distance from the spot occupied by the
spectators, which excited not a little cu
riosity. It turned out to be a cradle, and
when at the instance of a lady it was
drawn to the shore, it was found to con
tain a beautiful child, fast asleep, and
happily unconscious of the perils of this
rongh commencement of its voyage of
life. Where it came from and who its
parents are, are fact.s unknown."
It has been asked when rain falls, does
it ever get up again ? Of course it does,
in dew timea
The Education of Freedmen--Interest
ing( etir
The Judges of the Inferior Court of
Richmond county, met in the Gourt
Room yesterday morning, for .he- pur
pose of consulting with a committee or
delegation of colored people, assembled
there by invitation of the Court, for the
purpose of consulting upon the subject
of educating the colored children.
There was quite a large number of col
ored men pr(s.nt, principally delegates
from the various colored churches in this
City, and after the Court, though Judge
Bothwell, had submitted its proposition,
they gave their ideas freely and fully
upon it.
The Gourt proposed to establish a i
couple of schools for this class, in our
city, one in the upper porticn and one
in the lower, to be supplied with coin
petent Southern teachers, and subject to
the same rules .and regulatiod% as the
white schools. The reason why this was
not done before, was because of the want
of funds; the Court hoped to be enabled to
go to work in earnest at an early day;
and wished to know whether the colored
people would sustain the Court, or
whether they preferred to have Northern
teachers as heretofore.
Judge Gaidiner also addressed a few
remarks to those present, assuring them
of the good will of the white people to
ward them, fnd hoped that all would
work togethcr for harmony and peace.
Several of the colored men present gave
their views, in which it was announced
by most, if not all of them, that the
Northern teachers have not only won
th.eir respect and gratitude, but have
promised to win them four and five years
longer, by teaching their children during
that time without money and without
In doirg this these teachers assured
them that somne 10,000 per annum would
be circulated in this city, which would
not otherwise -be brought here; that
Fourteen teachers would be sent out in
the Fall; and a large school house be
erected, all under the auspices of. some
Northern Association, Under these pro
mises, the colored people have, asa gen
ral thint- pledged their support to
these peope and feel in honor bound to
eep their words. Some of the speakers
-xpressed pleasure at the present evi
euce of kind feeling toward them on the
art of the white people, and regretted
hat the offer did not come' earlier One
fuggested that the work was a very ex
ensive one, and tihe Inferior Gourt might
~stablish its schools, so that those who
>referred to go with the Southern
eaebers could do so, and those who felt
>ound to go with the Northern teach)ers
ould fuitill their pron:ises. 'The field
vas a large one, and he could welcome
he Southern' people into it: nay, he be
ieved that the time would come when
here would be none but Southern
echers; that every unkind feeling be
~ween the races would pass away, and
here o:.ly the little finger was extended,
re long the whole hand would be given
n a friendly grasp. Another thought
~hat the colored people would be unable
o0 pay taxes necessary to support such
chools, and that it would not he adivisa.ble
o do so, when they could get theirm chili
en educated gratis, by the Northern
eace:s. Another thought it biest to
~onsider the subject a little longer ; and,
Iter some further discussio:n the Court
djourned to give the Committee further
ime to consult with those whom they
epresent, and to report at a subsequent
It is to be hoped that such steps will
be taken as will secure tile establishment
f schools for these people, of suc&i
:haracter as will secure them confidence
ad support, and induce them to leave
Lhoe of the enemies of their section of
the Union.-Augusta Press.
returned soldier, who was suffering from
a wound through the fleshy part of his
right arm, was married about nine
months since; and shortly afterwards
the wound became so bad that the at
tending physician conte[mplated amputa
ion. '.Ihis worked seriously on the mind
of his young wife, whose sole attention
was absorbed in the thought of a one
armed husband. Under her kind and
affectionate care, however, the arm was
Now for the sequel. The other day
she gave birth to a child who had one
well developed arm, but the other was a
stump, similar to the one which the poor
wife's mind was impressed with at the
time the surgeons were talking of taking
off her husband's. Amputation could
not have produced a more beautiful
stump, and what is more, the scar of,the
bullet hole, so visible on the father's arm,
was as visible on the child's aim, at the
base of the stump, as il realy,. inflicted
by a ball. This is the most remarkable
case of "child-mark" ever known. The
child is'a healthy and beautiful one, per
fect in ev'ery respect, save the absence[
of the arm referred to.-Albaniy, N. Y.,
SINGULAR. DREAM.-A gospel minister, of
the evangelical principles, whose name,
from the circumstances occurred, it will be
necessary to conceal, being much fatigued
at the Con1c1uSion of th,e afternoon service,
retired to his apartment in order to take a
little rest. IIe ha4 not long reclined upon
his cOIch before he fell asleep and began to
dream. He dreamed that on walking into
his garden, he entered a bower that had
been erected in it, whee he sat to read and
meditate. While thus employed he thought
that he heard some person enter the gar
den, andt leaving his.bowcr he immediatelv
hastened toward the spot, whence the sound
see :.cd to conic in order to discover who it
was that had entered. ie had not proceed
ed far before-he disc-rned a particular friend
of his, a gosp61 minister of conidorable tal
ent, who had rendered himself very popu
lar hy his zealous and unwearied exertions
in the cause of Christ.
On approaching his friend, he was stir
prised to find his coun-ten:mee with a gloom,
which it had ngt been accustomed to bear,
aiid that it strong'V indicated a violent agi
tation of mind, apparently arising from con
scious remorse. After the salutations had.
passed, his friend asked the relator the time
of day, to which he replied, "twenty-five
minutes after four," licarin. this the stranger
said : "It is only one hour since I died,
and now"-(here his countenance spoke
unutterable horror.) "Why so troubled ?"
inquiircd the dreaming minister. "It is
not," said he, "because I havenot preached
the gospel ; neither is it because I have not
beei rendered useful ; for I have now many
sCals to my ministry that can bear testino
ny to the truth as it is in Jesus, which they
have received from in' lips ; but. it is be
cause I have been accumulating to myself
the applause of men, iore4han the honor
which cometh from above; and verily I
have my reward."' Having uttered these ex
pressions he hastily disappeared, and was
seen no more.
The minster waking shortly afterward
with the contents of this dre im deeply en
graved on his memory, proceeded, over
whelmed with serious reflections, toward
the cbapel, in order to condnlet the evening
service On his way thither lie was accost
ed by a friend, who inquired whether lie
had ieard the severe Joss the church had
sustained in the deaih of that able minister
- * * and he replied, "No," but being
much affected at this singular intelligence,
he inquired o hjini the day an the time of
the dawheii hir departure too - place. To
this his friend reglied, "This afternoon, at
twenty-five minutes after four."-Herald of
ENGLAND's DECLINE.-From facts which
have recently come, to light, there is
reason to believe that the virility of the
aglish race at home is rapidly becoming
exhausted. The anniounced& determin
ation of the iSz itish go'vernment not to
go to war, no matter what the provoca
tion, is a~conspicuous sign of the grow
ing weakness of John Bull's backbond,
while population-statistics prove incon
testibly that his prolific powers are
stead ily deser ting him.
In "di,cussing the women's rights
question recently, the Pall Mall Gazette
makes the following revelations:
But it isg rowing daily more difficult
to become a wife, and, if wve may believe
Dr. Farr, to become a mother also. With
regard to the first point, it is dlemor stra
bly imp'ossible for all our women, nay
fU- more thamn two-thirds, or eveni less, to
marry, b)ecause there are many more
women than umenl, and t'ere are n.any
men who cannoot and many' who will not
marry ; and, as to the second position,
Dr. Farr has anrnonced that there are im
England and~ Wales alone more than one
niilion of chi ldless finnilies, while other
authorities afhirm tha:t our race is so far
less prohill than in former times that in
our large towns two children to each
marricd couple ha s come to be the average
The fact that there are nearly a million
more women than men in England is in
itself a proof of the waning virility of the
Anglo Saxon race. -In all effete races,
such as those which occupy Mexico, for
instance, there is an excess of female
births. The small families and chidless
unions, alluded to so often by the .medi
cal press of England, tell the same story
of the physical decay which has over
taken that once prolific and spirited race.
In view of this state of facts, Americans
should deal tenderly with such specimens
of this worn-out-race as live among us.
The stock was once good, and we should
honor it for wvhat it has been ; but to
insure the vigor of our own blood there
should be no more intermarriages per
mitted between the young people of the
two countries.
THE MASoNs.-The NeW York Grand
Lodge of Free Masons, represen ting 60,000
active Masons in that State, have a pro
ject on hand for rearing in the city of
New York an Asylum for the aged, the
indigent and the orphans of the members
of that order. The building is to cost
$300,000, and to be located in a central
poition. This plan originated with a
pCoor laboring Macon who had laid up a
little mnoney. to devote it to the cause of
widows andl orphans-one silver'dollar.
That smuall somn has increased to $150,000.
A grand Masonic fair is to be inaugurated
in September. A generous rivalry seems
to per;-ade the Order.
HoRSE RADIMs.-The cultivation, use
and value of this plant is not -generally
uaderstood nor appreciated by the South
ern people. In the Northern States and
in Europe, it is one of the indispensa
bles. We frequently see in our country
gardens a few plants that stand unmo
lested until they die and rot with old
age. When once it is introduced among
table vegetables it is rarcly dispensed
with" being universally leld in the high.
est estimation by all who know its use.
It is a valuable medicine, used in cases
of dropsy; when applied to the face as a
poultice, will often abate that trouble
somne pest neuralgia. We have never
seen any. city market supplied with it
equal to the demand. The Jews arecon
sumers of it ; they use it grated as a -on
dinient for steaks and green meats gen
erally. They also prepare it by grating,
with a little loaf sugar, salt and vinegar,
and cat it like gourmands. But its most
common use is as a condiment in place
of ground mustard. It is superior in
every respect for the table.
The cultivation of thd Horse Radish
is easy and simple when understood.
We propose to show the readers of the
Southern Cultivator the proper course
to pursue. A deep rich' soil is indis
pensable, when fine, large, smooth roots
are desired. A piece of moist loamy
bottom land, well drained, is prefer
able-not boggy and wet, as most
people imagine to be the thing, for its
cultivation. Good garden soil dug 1 to
2 feet deep, will produce very fine roots.
The planting may be done at any time;
if done in the fall of the year, the roots
will be in perfection the year following;
in fact the roots ought always to be
used after the first year's growth, as a
longer period make themn too woody
and fibrous. In planting, the crown of
the old plants should n-ot be used, for
they do not make large, clean, smooth
roots, bu& are almost sure to sprangle
into many laterals. TtIke small roots,
the size of a common pipe stein or
smaller, and cut up into lengths of 2
to 3 inches, and plant 117 to 214eet each
way, carefully setting every cutting in
an upright, perpen<icular position.
Every piece of roct, however small, thus
planted, will grow. Keep clear of weeds,
and stir the surface occasinally is all
that is necessary.-Southern Cultivator.
The New Orleans Picayune tells the
following "excessive case of fatigue":
"A few days ago an incident occurred in
one of the cars upon the Da Ihine and
Rampart street line, which, ini spite of
he brusqueness of the repartee jt called
forth, was so refreshingly amusing, that
no one could refrain from indulging in
the sentimecn.t which it occasioned. With
duplex elliptiecdlikirts, the dresses of 7
ladies spread out itfeir ample folds in
lively pat terns u'pon either side, and, al
though quite a number of gentlemen en
tered the car below Esplanade-street,
niot a movement was made to contract by
bar ege, organdie or lawn, the fourteen
ladies very quietly appropriating the en
tire seats, while the gentlemen' stood up
andl held on as well as circumstances
would allows Just before reaching Ca
nal-street, one of the ladies, tapping
one of the gentlemen upon the arm with
her ivory handled parasol, reque'sted him
to pull the bell for the next corner. Hold
ing on to the strap with bo.th hands, and
affecting the very quintessence of lan
guor, the .person addressed replied:
'You must excuse me, madame, for I am
really two excessively fatigued with
standing to make the effort.' There was
a sudden mroveet on the part of one
of the liveliest patterns of bareges, and a
tiny hand went up like lightning to the
bell rope, and with a flounce and a toss
of her beautiful head, while the faces of
all were wreathed in an expressible smile,
the little lady stepped briskly out of the
car, and disappeared around the corner."
At the Derby banquet says the Court
Journal, a reporter was sitting directly
behind Mr, Disraeli, "taking bim down"
and in a sporting scene. The reporter
missed an important sentence, and some
what audibly expressed annoyance. Mr.
Disraeli, on this, in true parhimentary
Istyle, and 'very quickly repeated the
dropped sentence. No one but the grate
ful reporter knew why he did so.~ This
week another reporter sent a hurried
note to the Chancellor of the Exche
quer, asking for some information as to
his banquet speech. On the Thursday
afternoon the foremost man in England
walked into the reporter's "den," and
politely gave the astonished "gentlemen
of the press" what he required. Similar
anecdotes might he. told of Lord Stanley,
and they are merely mentioned as a hint
to local "great men" who think it a part
of their role to snub the reporter, so fre
quently their superior in the sense in
which a man is judged to be or not to be
a gentleman. ______
Aie youg:grl nmed Julia Maker, mar
rie a ellw amed Jemmy Dney
Buflfalo, the ohrday, after a courtship of
fivio minutes. She is only fifteen, and
didn't know her husbands name previous
ponderit of the London Times furnished that
paper with the following good one: When
the Confederate army was passing through
Chambersburg,. many ladies-gathered about
the doors and windows, around the gates,
and upon the verandahs, most of whom were
decorated with Union flags about their per
sons. One young lady who stood near
the street had a tremendous one stretched
across her bosom. One of Hood's Texans
saw ir, stopped, and leaning his chin upon
the muzz!e of his gut, eyed it for a few mo
ments,'and then said:
"Miss, I advise you to take down that
"Why, sir?"
"Because these are Hood's men here, and
they are terrible fellows to charge Yankee
breastworks, especially when they are sur
mounted by a U. S. flag." The youug lady
TiE TRAY FOR Low.-Some boys were
playing cards recently, in a hay mow, in the
country, during a terrible storm of wind,
lain and tliitler. When the war of the ele
ments was at its height. a tree, near the old
barn, was struck by lightning, and, at the
same moment, a severe blast of wind upset
the upper story of the barn, and tumbled the
card-players to the ground, amid a perfect
wreck ot boards, beims and rafters. The
first thing that was heard al>ove the din of
tempest was the voice of one of the boys, as
he crawled out of the debris, holding fast to
the cards, "Remember, boys, I playel the
tray for low." That chap will be a Lieuteu
ant-General, if we ever have another war.
[Richmond (Ind.) Telegram.
A TRUE SToRY.-It Is seldom we meet
with a true story in the newspapers, and,
when we do, we seize upon it eagerly.
The following, which carries conviction
of its truth to the heart of the reader,
we paesent to the public: A late Wis
consin paper tells of a farmer who, in
the recent freshet, had eighty rods of line
fence, running east and west, swung
around by the water, carried a quarter
of a mile from its original position, and
left in an exact line north and south,
and on the identical spot where he pro
posed building a fence, and all this with
out displacing arail frem its original po
A good story is told of Wigfall, who, at
the collapse of the rebellion, fell into the
vicinity of a party of Union soldiers in Tex
as. Being well disguised; he entered free%
ly into conversation, with the soldiers of the
guard, and, in the course, of the conversa
tion, asked what they would do with old
Wigfall if they were to catch him. 'Oh
we would hang him certain,' was the reply.
'And you would serve him right,' replied
Wigfall, 'If I should be with you' I have
no doubt I should be pullings at. the epil of
the rope myself?' The double extendre
was not suspected, aud its wit was there
fore lost, but it is worth publishing now.
A party of NewOrleans youths, just burst
ing into manhood,went up town a few nights
ago to compliment a lady friend of one of
the young gentlemen by a serenade. They
had barely time to execute one plaintive
air, when a window opened and a mascu
line voice good naturedly inquired 'How
many of you are there?' 'Four,' returned
the serenaders, thinking the inquiry had
probable reference to refreshments. 'Divide
that among you then,' returned the individ,.
ual at the window,. as he emptied the fluid
contents of a water pail over the heads just
then massed together.
A little, keen, bright-eyed girl of four
years, on a visit one evening, was being
helped to the knee of a genitlemnan friend,
and on being told by her mother that
she was too large a baby to bold, retorted
almost immediately, accompanying her
words with an emphatic gesture, "Why
girls pineteen years old sit on laps, and
you wouldn't call themi babies, would
An old man by the name of' Hopkins,
living in Adrian, Michigan, has just been
made the happy father of "triplets," all
irls. A young lady commenting on the
wonderful prosperity of this family, says
she knows many young married men
who are not one third as smart as old
Mr. Hopkins.
tell," asked a blooming lass of a suitor
once, "what ship carries more passengers
than the Great Eastern ?" "Well, miss,
really I don't think I can. "Why, it is
court-ship," replied the maiden with a
conscious blush.
Lord Norbury having been asked to
contribute a shilling to help bury an at
torney who had died poor, exclaimed.
"Only a shilling to bury an attorney !
Here's a guinea; go and bury twenty of
them !"
At Adrian, Mich., a lady saw an en
gine house with a steeple, and innocently
asked a gentleman attendant, "What
church is that ?" the gentleman after
reading the sign "Deluge No. 8," replied:
I ~guess it must be the third Baptist."
The defence of a man in Pennsylvania,
sued for $25,000 for breach of promise,
is that the young lady weighs 288 pounds
and it is coming warm weather.
A boy at Anoka, Minn., recently filled a
musket with sand and gunpowder and fired
'it over his head. He wvill never do it again;
his he ad was blown off.
Ifea girl is unfortunately stoneblind let
hrgtmarried-if that doesn't open her
eyes nothing will.
In the beginning woman consisted of
a single rib. Now she is all ribs from
her belt to the rim of her petticoats.
Young men who idolize young women
always love to be "joined to their idols."

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