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ItlJllMMtVU THU NUW ? Barn? IK.
Tho dcdioutiou's ovor, wifo; wo gavo tho
ohuroh to God
\Vith Dot ooo oout's indebtedness from floor
to lightning rod; I
But 'twas a struggle long and flcroct tho
hours droggod slowly on,
.Before wo took Thorinopykc, or crossed our
At Inst it was decided that, whntovor clso
.Tho Sherill's hammer shull not souud within
thoso frescoed walls;
And so Tm living o'er, to night, tho months
nf snn aud ruin
That brought this towering oak troo from
thc acorn of my brain.
You recollect tho meetinghouse I preached
in for a while;
Some culled it au "old rookery," and porno
'.tho old etouo pile;"
And when wo prayed tho Lord to ootnc, it
seemed a deep disgracu
To ask tho King of Glory iuto such a poor
old placo.
Tho smoky walls were cracked with ogc, and
when tho cold winds blow,
They rovod around in searoh of rents, and
then cumo rushing through;
And I'm convinced that, many a soul, from
where our uew ohuroh stands,
lias taken death's express train for tho
houso not made with bauds.
So when wc carno upon tho ohargc-'twas
early in tho fall
I called a meeting of tho board; thrco an
swered to tho oall.
They thought tho times too hard to build,
and lumbar was too dear;
With whioh "whereas," it wa?? "licsolvcd to
put it off u year."
Hut on one Sabbath ovouing thc people gave
u shout;
I looked from parsonngo to ohuroh and saw
tho Hames leap out;
Hut from thc lire a pheonix grand arose to
faith's clear view,
And all because they hadn't fixed nn old
defective Quo.
I drafted a subscription roll; ull in duo form
of law,
And shook it in tho faoo and eyes of every
man I saw;
Sotno gave it tho cold shoulder, and thus
left us in a lurch,
But othcrfcoamo up nobly, wife, and built
our nico new church.
And neighbor Smith, who wouldn't sign
becauso ho mount to sell,
Tho bruthen? Brown, who could not give
becauso they'd dug tho well,
And Thompson, too, and I lobins?n, nil came
around at last;
Li ko meu who board tho hinder car as it is
moving past,
If they could only feel tho weight of all my
sad alarms,
They'd bo moro ready, Aaron-liko, to hold
up ?Moses' arms;
They know how tho cold sleet cuts tho faoc,
and how tho North wind bites,
But only God can count (iud weigh a pastor's
sleepless nigh tal
But now tho struggle's ended,. and tho
victory is reached;
Aud wasn't it n grand discourse our good
old Bishop preached?
But when ho had thc Israelites a-crossing
tho Ked Sea
From wilderness to promised land, I thought
ho just meant mo.
Well, when' tho next now proaohor comos,
to hold instead of build,
I hopo tho finished fort may bo with valiant
soldiers filled;
And os our members, ouo by one, aro oarriod
to thoir graves,
Jd ny others clasp thc chancel-rail, and Jcaru
how Jesus saves!
?tn(?ti itigiitM-TIIO ?ouim t or
Tho tyrannical administration of tho
knited States Govornmont by Gen. Grant,
as moro etpcoially cvidoucod in his support
of worthless men in office at tho South,
tundo tho Govornmont service, in this
ficotion, no odious, that few respectable moil
would consent to work for tho Government
on any terms Naturally, tho ovil multi
plied itself indefinitely. Tho ohiof offices,
thoso from whioh largo profits wero to bo
dorivod aud which stamped thoir oharaotor
on tho looal administration of tho Govern
ment, wcro mostly in tho hands of Northern
poi it iou I trumps or Southern ronogudos, and
sn Booking for sabord imites thoso mon usu
ally appointod others of thoir kind, gene
rally from a principle of natural affinity,
but somotimcs from sheer want of ohoioo.
J1 or, occasionally, it would happen that ono
of these principal nd von turora had sufiloiout
regard for pubiio opinion to wish to givo a
color of doconoy to his ofUoo by tho appoint*
mont of honest and capable subordina ten,
but honest and oapablo mon had too muoh
regard for their reputation to desire to bo
found in suob company, and, consequently,
unworthy mun woro omployed.
_ Tho dienstrous result of this stato of
things was moro particularly manifested in
tho Stato8 of North Carolina and Georgia,
in tho mountainous distrio'.s of whioh poor
I and ignorant- persons woro engaged iu tho
manufacturo of ardent spirits contrary to
tho provisions of tho rcvonuo laws of tho
United Stuten. Tho manufacture of liquors
had boou tho pursuit of their lives, and on
it thoy depended for making a subsistoneo.
Tho regulations established by tho Govern
ment were such that they could not bo
complied with except by persons having a
largo amount of espita!; tho impecunious
distiller must givo up his business altogether,
or run tho risk of being detected and pun
ished. Nino tenths of them preferred tho
lutter alternativo. Hero there was a delicate
problem presented to tho Government*, to
enforce, tho laws and yet neither oppress nor
irritate tho people. At least each is tho
problem that would hayo been considered
by wiso rulers. Grant's satraps, however,
were bent only on enforcing tho laws', they
neither thought nor oared about tho unfor
tunate pooplo upon whom tho laws were an
unjustifiable hardship. They filled tho
mountains with unprincipled ruffians armed
with tho authority of the law, who, under
tho sacred namo of justice, committed
robbery, arson and murder. Tho people in
Georgia begged for morey, aud President
Grant, in tho last days of his reign, yielded
it, but in such a manner ns to fill thc pockets
of his minions. In North and South Caro
lina tho people have sought tho aid of thc
State Courts to punish tho perpetrators of
tho outrages upon thom, and tho criminals
hnvo sought refuge in tho United States
Courts. Uenoo has arisen a conflict ot
I jurisdiction, tho deoision of which will
mark out anew tho boundary between State
and Federal authority, and show whether
tho citizens of a State have nny rights which
the officers of tho National Government arc
bound to respect.
Judgo Sohcnck, ono of tho Superior
Judges of North Corolino, has recently
decided that the act of Congress authorizing
tho romoval of criminal prosecutions ot
United States employees from tho State to
tho Federal Courts is unconstitutional, aud
now comes tho Hon. Thompson H. Cooke,
Judgo of tho Eighth Circuit of thc State,
who, in a charge to tho Grand Jury of
Greenville Inst week, says:
"Thcso officers of the Government, be
lieving that when proceeded against foi
violations of tho Stato laws they oan move
their coses into tho United States Court, one
go unwhipped of justice, havo no doubl
grown rcoklcss as to how they disohurgt
their duties, os well as emboldened to op
press tjnd outrage tho citizen. If, upor
investigation, you should find this charge
sustained, you will present all persons wh<
may havo engaged ir?, oppressing youl
pcoplo, aud I undertake to say two vorj
important things will bo accomplished
First, this class of United States officer:
will soon learn they cannot longer violate
thc Stato law with impunity. Secondly
that they will bo tried in thc State Courts
regardless of tho cet of Congross, whicl
authorises thom to transfer their cuso to titi
United States Cuurts.
"Io saying this, I am not unmindful o
my oath of ollioo, to wit: That I reeogniz
tho supremacy of tho Constitution am
I laws of tho United States over thc con
stitulion and laws of any State.. Tho prac
tioal effect of thc oct of Congress refcrro
j to is to prevont tho trial of ??ICHO o??icci?
let thc grado of their crime bo never s
infamous, oiid to encourage tho comtnissio
of crime. In tho oaso of tho Stato vi
Mallison, indicted for tho murder of Davit
in thc County of Anderson, Judgo Hon
held that Mallison was a revenue officer i
tho discharge of his duly, and thnt th
killing of Davis was a necessity, incident t
thc discharge of his duties, and turned hit
looso without ii trial hy jury, in violation c
i paragraph o, Suction 2, Article 3 of th
Constitution of tho United Stntcs, wino
reads as follows: 'The trial of all crime
except in oases of impeachment, shall bo ti
jury,' &. Tho not of Congress coofors ii
jurisdiction upon tho United States Coui
to try and dctormino a prosecution bogu
in thc Stuto Courts for misdemeanors <
crimes, by virtue of statutes or iudictib
at commun law.
"Tho jurisdiction of tho Stato Courts i
all matters of crime at common law an
statute law, not in violation of tho Constiti
lion of tho United States, has bcou concede
by tho General Government for nearly or
hundred yours, I may say without qucstic
or debato, and, in fact, from tho laying i
tho foundation stone of tho Republic, uni
ovon long after tho llepublionn party guim
tho ascendency in tho Union; and I a
uttorly at a loss to know how, when or who
tho Stato lost her jurisdiction iu such case
I sholl, therefore, disregard tho said act
Congress, andrflireot Mr. Solicitor to procec
with all prosecutions against rcvonuo off
oors charged with violating tho laws of tl
I Judgo Cooke makes tho issue squnrcl
Tho determination is, to teach United Stat
officers that thoy oatt no longer violato Stn
laws with impunity, and to try suoh offene
ors in tho Stato Courts, regardless of tl
immunity attcmptod to be scoured thom I
an unconstitutional Aot of Congress. It
n patriotio work, and comes with good grn
from n Republican Judgo. Without deco
trnlization and States' Rights, in thc
fullest sonso/ tho llopublio cannot stand.
[News and Courier.
WASHINGTON, July 10.-Ry a genet
order issued from the War Dopartmont, t
Statos of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississi?]
Alabama and parts of Kcntuoky and To
nesseo lying west of" tho Tenn essen Riv?
and which comprises tho military dopai
mont of tho Gulf, lin vo been ic assign cd
1 tho military division of tho Atlantic.
Fence or No Fence.
Jlfcssrs. Editors: As tho question, fenoo
or no fence, appears to bo open for discus
sion, if it will not bo considered inappropri
ate, I propose to offer a fow thoughts relativo
to this question.
1st. 1 sin iu favor of tho chango, if it
could bo adoptod by tho wholo country and
not restricted to townships; though to fcn
foroo tho law ou tho pooplo at prosont will
not do. Let us wait for other sections who
may bo moro interested to try tho experi
ment. Then it will bc time for us to try it.
2d. J?yyoutlcavo E will givo you somo
of my exporienoo in feucing stock. Some
timo ago, in tho spring of tho year, wo had
a cow which wont bock to her old range,
and if wo got hor milk it was ueccossory to
conlluo her and keep her at home. There
foio, having a little broom sedge old hold
enclosed with water in it, tho cow was
promptly put iu it to starve, I thought.
Thero she stayed until fall without any
thing to cat oxcept said grass and a lick of
salt now and then. Instead of starving wo
obtained plenty of good rich milk, tho cow
continually improving and becoming fat in
tho fall. So with this and similar expon
monta wo conclude il is better to fence tho
stock, us splitting rails is hnrd wotk, old
fenoo rows good soil, and tho cattlo, &?., in
n better condition.
Wc might bring other proofs to show thc
nd vantage to our pooplo in adopting tho law,
but will forbear at present, ilowovcr, as I
said at first, let us not bo too hasty in
making tho change; for our present condi
tion also has its advantages in having a
groat deal of forest land whioh is now worth
less for cultivation, affording an inexhausti
ble; supply of rich grazing material for our
stock, which never fails to pay our people
in fut beeves, hogs, ?fee This groat help
tho poor man, whoso only sourco of profit
is his fow cattlo, &c, cannot easily dispcuse
I could say moro on thia subject, but
lest I weary your patience, 1 will desist und
respectfully leave to abler writers to argue
ibis question, so as to do thc most good for
our country. Respectfully submitted.
better ii om K?!&cilcl<1.
EUOEFIKM) C. Ii,, July 6th, 1877
Messrs. Editors: Having just returned
from your delightful town, you, in all
probability, would liko to know tho dots
from ridgefield.
Judge Kershaw opened n new ern in this
County by bringing tho recollections of a
glorious past aud tho beacon light of as
happy a future Ile gave us two weeks
court, holding duily sessions from 10 A. M.
and adjourning about li o'clock of euch day
Tho docket was cleared of much Criminal
Bcrubbisb. That noted burglar and pest of
thc citizens, Aggrippa Wigfull, colored, was
convicted at this term of tho court for
cottcn stealing. Tho hearts of Edgclicld
throb mere easy than before court adjourned
last week.
A now Rifle Club under title of ''Tho
Edgofield Rifled," J nines Bonham, oaptaio,
was lately"organized with nn activo member
ship of 00. Thc organization will bc .sent
in for recognition in a day or HO.
lion. George D. Tillman was in town tho
other day in high spirits. Tho venerable
"Congressman" has shaved his fuco and cut
his hair ncaily us cloon as ho will oust Smalls
out of his pretended seat next fall. Mr. Till
man is iu good spirits, and told mc that ho
bad more than 4,500 of Smalls' votes in o
bad condition in Aiken, while ho (Smalls)
had made no impression in Edgcfiold where
ho mado bis great effort. Ile says to secure
his scat will bc a oertointy.
Tho nogrocs, deadened by thc great defeat
at tho last clcotion, aro so heartbroken that
thoy give vent to their foolings by a pro
posed removal to Liberia. 1 havo conversed
with several upon tho subject, and find
their ignorant minds carried away with tho
idea that thero is a treo in that Paradise
whoso fruit is largo nuts, about tho sizo of
a peck mensuro, containing puro flour,
whilo n mero gimlet hole bored through tho
bork of tho same will exudo puro molasses
until stopped. This is no fiction to them,
but their oondid belief. Poor things!
always toady to be tho dupes of some spec
Tho criminals convicted at tho Inst court
hero will bo hung on tho 31st proximo.
Crops aro vory good. I will give moro os
nowa ooour. J. Vi II.
Tho African Exodus.
Inquiry was mado yestorday at tho oflioo
tho Lihoritiu Excursion-pardon, Exodus
Assoointiou os to tho number of names en
rolled for tho trip. Tim answer received
was that from 2,000 to 3,000 mon, womon
and children in and about this oily hod put
down their names. Outside tho city, it is
stated, that somewhoro botweon 30,000 and
40,000 have expressed thoir determination
of omigrotiog, and havo handed in thoir
names. Thoy consist of all olasses and
conditions ol'colored society, including some
persons of moans and influence Tho largo
majority, liOWOVOr, aro laborers and incohnn
los. Thoso having thc matter in ohargo
aro enthusiastic, aud oxprcsstheir confidence
of Buoooss. Thoy say that thoy lately ro
ooivod information whioh induced thom to
botiovo that a largo number of om ?grants
will bo enabled to loavo boro this fall?
Thoy Boom to havo figured olosoly on thoir
routo and bayo it ail laid out. Tho voyago
from this city to Monrovia will bo a ton day
ooo and from that place they will go by
inland water twonty tbrco miles to whoro
tho country begins to riso. Thoro thoy
will settle) and work up tho hills iuto tho
Gcorgo Curtis, who seems oepooially en
thusia8tio, says that thoy will bo beyond
tho malarial belt. Ho says also, that mon
of prominonoo and wealth in Eugland havo
become interested in tho matter, and that
tho association has recently received en
couraging letters from suoh sources. His
idea ia that tho proposed exodus will bo for
tho benefit of both races, and is anxious to
have it udorstood thal ho advocates it for
that roason, and not in any unfriendly spirit
towards tho white peoplo. His ideas on tho
subjeot aro worth publishing. Ho says that
tho prcsont agitation to havo tho machinory
brought to tho cotton is bound to secure that
result. That wheu that is doue that Char
leston's export trade iu raw cotton and her
import trado io fabrics is bound to suffer.
That if tho emigrants oro treated kindly
and assisted by Charleston, they will natu
rally send bock their products to bc manu
factured hore, this placo being only a day
or two further fr?in thom than London.
That this would givo this city nu immense
import trade, and furnish food for unnum
bered looms and factories.
Tho last words heard by tho reporter 03
he withdrew were: "Wo cnn no moro bc
stopped thau tho children of Israel could bc
stopped from coming out of Egypt."
[iVctfs and Courier.
What Mimi bo ?one for Hie Co
lored People?
This is a groot question, and should not
bo lost sight of, and tho Southern peoplo
must not allow themselves to be provoked
into unfriendliness to tho colored man by
tho many unkind things said of thom by
rash and foolish mon in tho North. Wo
know our duty, and wc must dare to do it.
If thc Northern people will help us to do
it, well; if not, thc obligation must bo dis
charged. Tho Southern Presbyterian
Church has taken a noble stand on the
qucstiou of the education of colored mon for
tho ministry, and wc have no doubt they
will bo prospered. Their school at Tuska
loosa is already doing a good work, and is"
gaining favor.
Dr. Adgcr, who was thc Del?galo from
thc Southern Presbyterian Church io thc
Reformed (Dutch) Synod, which met in
New York, called tho attention of thc latter
body to what his Assembly was doing for
tho colored peoplo, and asked Iiis Northern
brethren of tho Dutch Church for help.
Of this matter ho writes in thc Southern
papers sinco his return, and also touching
thc relations of tho churches, North and
Just before thc close of tho Synod's pro
ceedings, I was kindly iuvitod to say a few
farewell words. After expressing tho senti
ments of esteem and affection with whioh I
was filled, J. told them that I had "only ono
thing moro to say, and that 1 wan glad of
the opportunity to say it. That ono thing
was thut, when tho South asked tho North*
to help her in doing good to tho colored man
it was not possible, after all that has hap
poncJ, that she should refuse. 1 knew well
how much their various objects of church
interest were pressed with tho nood of
money; but still when my Church said to
their Church, 'Help us, brethren, to do tho
duty which wo both owe to tho poor, help
loss, dependent race in question,' it was not
possible, after all that had taken placo, for
tho Reformed Church oit her to rcfuso or
neglect thc appeal." I thought I could seo
that I had touched their heurts, and it was
very pleasant afterward to havo two mon
amongst tho foremost in tho body, who lind
seemed all along to bo giving uio a little of
tho cold shoulder, to como up to mc and
oxtoud their hands with marked cordiality,
wishing mo farewell; and ono of them said
with truo Holland warmth, "I am going
right homo, and will immediately toko up a
oollection for your objcot aud forward it to
yon." 1 wondered o little what it WOB that
so commended my objcot POW to thoir kind
regards, because in my former address I had,
from loiters sent mo by Dr. Stillman and
Mr. Dickson, detailed a number of moving
pnrtioulnrs, and no snob effort appeared to
follow. My conclusion was, that it was tho
oppoal made for tho poor, helpless, depen
dent raco. Our brethren of tho North do
not know how wo feet toward tho negro.
And suoh words from mo, of kiud, Chris
tian consideration, astonished and delighted
and drew forth tho sympathy of thoso Itc
formcd of tho North.
Thcro aro bad mon in both sections.
What a pity that tho good men in both
could not know ono another better! I look
upon our relations with tho Reformed os of
groat vallie to both tho parties and to tho
country too. F'om tho Northern Presby
terians wo seem to bo further ?part by thoir
Into action at Chioago than ever. Dut hero
aro Presbyterians in tho North, of tho truo
blue jun; iii rino soi t, with whom WO have
come to occupy dose oo-oporativo union.
Hore is tho undeniable proof that wo aro
not governed by sectional prejudices. And
herc is tho ooolcsiastioal bond, HO far os
Presbyterians aro concerned, that gives
proniiso of poaoo and good will for tho
future betweon, tho estranged North aud
South.-Due West Presbyterian.
OKAVELTJBD HORSES.-Qivo two-thirds
pf a tablespoonful of ?altpotro in a littlo salt
for throo oonscootivo days?
Jorueolom has 8,000 Christians, 13,000
Jowsj ?nd 15,000 Mohammedans.
A Genuino Uoforincr.
Wo copy tho following briof biographical
?kctchof tho HOD. W. C. Browu, of Ander
son, from tito Charleston Journal of Com
merce. Dr. Brown ia ono of tho marked
mon of tho Hoaso. His coarso has mot
with tho unqualified approval of his con
stituents and haB brought down upon his
hoad tho doep ourses of parvenu patriots
and journalistic blackguards. Tho biogra
pher says:
Tho IJon. W. 0. "Brown, of Anderson,
is one of tho mnrkod men of tho Huuso.
ile is now forty-six years of ago, and was
boru in Oconco County. Wliou ho was a
lad his father removed to Georgia and settled
in thu mountain region of that State, whero
tho fumily still reside. Ex Governor Joe
Brown, is o distinguished mom boc of tho
family, cud a brother of our Representativo.
])r. Brown is emphatically a self-mndo tuan,
aud got a liberal nud practical ?ducation,
contending against poverty and many other
difficulties. No combination of difficulties,
however, could dishearten him, but with
untiring determination bo prosecuted his
studies, and in 1851 ho graduated in medi
cine in Philadelphia with thc highest honors
of a largo and brilliant class; ilo then
located nt Belton, and for years pursued his
profession with conspicuous success. In it
Ito amassed a handsome fortune and retired
from his profession only to become a largo,
successful and prosperous planter. Thc
Doctor is of a modest and rotiriug disposi
tion, and lins always been averse to public
lifo. Ile was, however, almost unanimously
elected President of thc Tax payers Uuiou
for his county in 1873, which position ho
Glied with distinguished ability and honor.
Last summer ho was provailed upon to allow
his nomo to bo used ns a candidato for tho
Legislature, and entered upon tho canvass
with all tho eagerness and energy of his
enthusiastic nature, displuying marked
ability as a political speaker, Ho headed
thu ticket in tho primary ck ?tions.
This is tho first term of tho Doctor, and
he has already taken a prominent place
among the best mon of thc House. J lo is
remarkable for tho clearness of his views
and tho honesty of his purposes. Ho has
a perfect conception of tho issues now
before tho country, and truly roprcseuts Ina
i constituency. Ho is actuated by thc
highest .standard of morals and is untcrr?icd
by opposition in thc ndvooaoy of his views.
Ho is a shining light, and by his bold and
determined oourao has won tho respcot and
admiration of tho whole House.
dio Um lt.
To the young man with his hair parted
in tho middle, who is about to put his college
education and his sole leather trunk on tho
Texas bound train, wo say, Itopl To thc
clever artisan and tho honest mechanic who
thinks ho will fly from tho bard times where
ho is, to imaginary well paid employment
in tho Lone Star State, wo also say-slop!
To tho adventurous rustic who wishes to
leave hoeing tho turnips of soma New York
farm to find a soft thing in this land of
prairies, wc omphn'tionlly repeat atay where
you arc! Wo would that wo inhabited the
earthly Elysium that some Texas papers say
we do, but wo aro afraid wo don't. From
tho bottom of our hearts wc should bc glad
to think that there was plenty and prosperity
for overy one who sacks to settle among us
-but all tho same, thcro isn't.
Wo do possess something of an approach
to tho eternal summer and tho marvelous
growth of tho Eust is so tired of hearing
us brag about, and that is all. Sooth to say,
thcro is no chanco hore for men without
money, oil tho eager, now arrivals to tho
contrary notwithstanding. In plain English,
tho paper that speaks of tho magnificent
opportunities this State presents to tho new
comer, lion, and Hos in a very gratuitously
criminal way indood.
The unvarnished troth is that our labor
market is stookod to overflowing, and ovory
frosh arriviug train but adda to the misora
blo multitude in our midst that waits, suffern,
starves and finally fights its desperate way
back East again. Before thc door of nearly
every houso in this oily, there daily begs a
hollow-eyed swarm that would sadden the
heart of o satyr. Men of brains and culture,
good clerks, oxcoHcnt accountants, business
men of undeniable oncrgy, mechanics of abili
ty, walk the streets in dum despair, and finally
ttiko those that lead to tho chain gang nnd
Tho writer of this cannot remember one
evening for very many that bohns not been
roked for monoy to buy a meal, or a bod by
men who would have sooner died on tho
rook than asked alms in tho light of day.
And eomo of thom do die on thc rack
thc rack of bitter disappointment and con
tinued misery. Vet still somo journals
calmly sing tho rumo old siren song, and
still thia overcrowded, ovcr-troded and
financially prostrated community is held up
willi fatal persistence ns tho proper Mcoca
of tho American youth.
Wo hog tho journals in tho East nnd
North to copy this ortiolc. Wo ask that
tho truth and tho wholo truth bo told thcro
ns a simplo duty to humanity. In tho nnmo
of tho distress wo seo around us, aud aro
powerless to relievo, in the nomo of tho
tramps and vagrants that fill our cities and
towns, wo solemnly warn intending immi
grants of all classes, except farmers and mon
with money to invest that wo aro overstock ed
with labor, ?nd will bo for tho noxt four or
fivo yoars? Though his tiflkot may bo pur
ohasod and his trunk packed, wo say to tho
man looking hither for em ploy m cut-Go
baoki-Tcxa* Intelligence.
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WASHINGTON, July 12.-Tho notion
with regard to Speoinl Treasury Agonts
Bracket! nod Mooro is tho sensation of tho
day. An importance attaches to theso
agents which noithor their pay nor their
known fuuotions Warrant?.
Tho Atlantio Con Ht Lino, via Wilmington,
tho Piedmont Air Lino, via Richmond and
Cbarlotto, and tho Kcnnesaw, via Lvnoh
borg, Knoxville and Atlanta, aro makiug a
dosperato fight for tho great Southern mail,
lt ia carriod at presont over the Konneaow
routo, and tho indications aro that it will
continue to go over that linc.
Private advices from Jackson, Missis
sippi, state that thc Republican committee
of that State met on Saturdny und passed,
by a more majority, a resolution of con? -
denco in Prcsidont Hayes. Thc cominittco
resolved to make uo nominations for tho
Stale tiokot nt the election next foll, for tho
reason that thc President's civil service
letter forbidding Federal officials to engage
in campaign work left them without organi
zation, a majority of thc committee being
officeholders. A vote vtas passed to adjourn
sine die, which was couivalent to disbanding
tho Republican party in Mississippi.
Thc home subscription to the hew four
per cent, loon has reached SI8,00,000.
Acting Scorctary McCormick has advices
fror Louden that they are being placed by
thc syndicate ut par in London.
Thc Department of Justice disavows any
intention of arresting Marshal Douglas, of
North Carolina. Thcro is nothing to
warrant ptoooodings against him on ?Io ia
thc deportment.
Hon. Stanley Matthews, of Ohio, has
authorized an interviewer to say that ho hos
"uover made any bargain with auybody
about anything, at any timo, connected with
Louisiana affairs," and that all assertions to
thc contrary arc pure inventions.
L. Woodford, of New York, a lending Re
publican orator during tho recent Pr?sidons
tinl campaign, delivered tho address at tho
commencement of tho Mississippi University
nt Oxford, in that State, lost week before a
very largo audience. Among tho auditors
wcro Governor Stone nnd two or three ex
Governors, judges of thc Supremo Court
and tho Federal Court, members of the Leg
islature, and tho most distinguished men
from nil parts of thc State Ho WBB con
ducted to thc rostrum by Senator Lamar,
and introduced to tho audience by tho
chnncollur. His appearance was greeted
with cordial applause Ho made very
feeling allusion to tho post, wbioh he de
clared wo could not shut from thought; to
tho oourngo shown by thc young men invit
ing him, and to tho hearty courtesy of his
welcome. Ile would speak "not of student
themes, but of public duties, the common
need of tho republic and thc common duties
of young men. I say oom mon duties, for
wo arc ono. (Applause.) Wo aro bound
together in tho holy wedlock of on enduring
nationality. (Prolonged applause) Tho
three essential needs of the rcpublio seem to
bc, first, tho general and systematic educa
tion of our people; second, the thorough,
abiding and effcotivo respect for tho lav?
such respect us heartily recognizes ita au
thority and obeys and enforce? its mandates;
third; toleration by all to all." Kalah of
those proposition bc urged elaborately and
earnestly. "Eoforeo a good law aud tho
community sccs and knows that it is good,
und will look to its rctcntiou. Enforce a
bad law, nnd tho pcoplo will awaken to tho
need of its rcpoal. Tho man who substi
tutes his own will for tho will of tho many
and takes tho law in his own hand is a bad
citizen nod he is who acquiesces in the
violence of his neighbor is a wonk citizen."
During tho dolivory froquont bursts of
applauso interrupted theapoakor, and at tho
close round ofter round of cuthusiastio
ohoor8 groctod him.
NEW YORK, July 10.-A spocial from
Stn Antonio says, tho train cn routo from
Chihuahua to San Antonio, laden with
specie, was attacked Sunday evening by
thirty-five white and Mcxiouu highwaymou
on Seco oreck, fifty two miles from Sau
Antonio. Tho traiu contained* twolvo
wagons, and thcro wcro twenty mon with it.
After a despcrato fight tho robbers wcro
driven off, losing aovoral, killed nnd woun
ded. Tho Mujor Domo in th,e troin, Frank
Grimsiger, and a Mexican were killed, and
several others of tho train pceplo wounded.
No tooti outrage has occurred since tho war.
Juhj 9.-Information received hero from
Ohio, warrants tho prediction, whioh is
positively made, that tho Deuocrats will
elect a mr.jority of tho mombors of tho next
Legislature of that State, nnd thus scouroa
Domocrntio Senator in place of Mr. Stanloy
Matthowfl, whose term will expiro in Maroh,
1S78. Matthews is so unpopular, that
thor? is talk of passing a resolution in tho
Ropublibsn Stato Convention on July 81,
whioh shall opcrato as a oonsuro upon him.
Thoro is now groat intorost hore concerning
this convention, and many Republicans hore
aro preparing tb attend it.
In a certain bffioo tho following notice U
nostod, "Shut the door, and when you
havo dono talking on business, Borve your
mouth tho aamo way."
Mon who travol barofootod around a
newly onrpcted bedroom often find thorn
sol von on tho .?ror?<-? frick.

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