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OH ANG EBU 11\i. C. &
, Qffict o/ Publication o*t Mar/cct-Street wer the
Pvst Office. E
VIRGIL C. DIDDLE, Associate tidltcr.
CHARLES II. HALL, Publisher,
[From the Rome Courier.]
Bill Arp on tho Sit tint ion.
.Home, Bio Shanty Territory, No. 3,
\ Jj- March 8th, '07,
t ? Mr. Editor My intention was to have
remained in dignified obscurity; the small rem
nant of my 'miserable days', but biy friends Bob
Hide, Sam MoCrackin, Tip aiid other respec
table gentlemen of all sexes and both colors,
seem to be dishevoled about the times, and
insist on my views about tho momentous state
of our sufferin country. Tho good people in
Atlanta have got shaky in the knees, and its
the duty of every good citizen to keep the dis
ease from sprcadin if ho. can. I huvent been
'to Washinton, nor been playing sentinel on a
watch tower,-but my observation, convinces me
there is a power of fuss on hand about some
thing. ; Politics look squally and alarmin.
Bill Sherman overrun the country and destroy
ed nnd carried away our property, and now his.
brother John is finishin up the job by robbin
7 us of the rights and liberties our forefathers
won. General Thomas is play in Yantouin with
his 21 orders?puttin harmless boys in the
barracks for tablcauin with an old rebel Hag?
accusin us of all tho crimes in tho decalogue:
such as murder, larceny, rape, arson-, burglary,
bigamy, perjury and suieide.'throwin up in our
teeth the magnanimity of one congncr'oett, as
bein our stifoty valve from death and Bcclzle
bub. . Good gracious! What on awful people
we arc. And now comes Joseph, the sentinel.
?, with his long-winded message of consolation,
tellin us how we may floe from the wrath to
.come?skecrin the people to death, and gcttin
everything in a stew. What made him in such
ii hurry? why dideut he keep silence for a few
dnys until the veto was signed, and the bill
was passed? Why dideut he give Mr. Jenkins
a chance? If the times was so perilous, why
dideut he go-and see Mr. Jenkins, and give
him his opinion in private and save all this ex
citement? Mr. Jen!?ins is Governor; he is
the sentinel on the watch tower; he's the pilot
of the old ship ; he's the people's choice, lie
can call tho Legislature when its necessary.
Jf he is in doubt about it, he can consult with
Lumpkin and Cobb, and Hill and Cooper, and
Ilardcman and Oibson, and Brown, nnd decide
what ought to be done, and the people will bo
Satisfied. But while the ship is in a storm let
all the deck hands keep silence. The word
will come from the Captain soon enough. May
be that Joseph feels sorter responsible for the
fix he's got us in. May be he's ropentin for
the didos he cut up, and the seeds of discord
he sowed during the war ; but I doubt it. 1
don't think his ambition or his vanity sees any
thing but his own importance. It looks like
ho thought the Capital was moved to Atlanta,
nnd he was Governor still. He's afraid the
people will think he's dead, and just as soon as a
big thing happens, um/<* little before, he clutches
the oecasiou?seizes the opcrtunity, delivers
his message, stirs up the people, sets the Gate
City in a ferment, gets his name in the Herald
and Tribune. Joo Brown, a whale, big leader,
conspicuous, fame, history, Mr. Jenkins no
where, Milledgevillo gone up, Joseph E. run
nin the machine, in Atlanta!
Well, I don't know what is at the bottom of
all this, but 1 am afraid that while. Joseph was
in Washington somebody carried him onto a
r high mountain, and showed him a Kingdom or
two, and he fell down and worshipped. These
littlo kingdoms that a man sometimes sees from
the top of a mountain arc mighty demoralizing.
But I notice that all this fuss which Joseph
. has kicked up is confined to the towns and
cities^ where a heap of folks live, who huvent
got u uch of anything to dp. The farmers don't
know much about it and care less; the whole
concern is a God-send to soino folks. I know
an old worn-out politician, who has been poking
arouud for six months, trying to revive the
Democratic party for a livin, and now he's in
his clement. Parties aro l'ormin, and the old
hack is in his glory. He's sorter like the Ker
Era as yet?he wont take a side, he wont join
issue, he wont commit himself, he's kcepin an
ojnn-rr.ar as the Era says (I wish that paper
would take an astringent.) But, my friends,
we've got nothing to be ashamed of. Since
the war our pursuits have been peaceful and
honorable. We needeiit humiliate ourselves
through fear of what humankind can do to us.
If the Radicals intend to confiscate us, they
will do it, and no acceptance of Sherman's bill
will prevent it. If they want our cabbages,
they are goin to have loin. If they will ride
over one law, they will over another. H'they
disregard Mr. Johnson's great argument, thoy'l
disregard anything. I don't know how it is
generally, but there uiut an unpardoncd rebel
in this county, and if they confiscate they have
got to declare the pardons all void. Nobody
knows what they wont do, or when they will
. quit doing it, and my advice is to s??er .and be
, strony, endure everything and accept nothing.
All is lost save honor hold up your mauhood,
don't lick the hand that's raised to strike the
blow. Joe Brown's b*. .or says '-all is lost'
save honor, and that is only tolerable I thank
you, it grows puny and weak." ^JIc says we
can have representation in Congress. Who by?
A man who can take the test oath and control
the nigger vote. Who wauts such a represen
tation? How long before he would jinc the
Radicals nnd '*" in for confiscation, f f lip.con?
Lulled the uiggov vpfee he'd promise 'cm land"
or anything else, Demagogue^ have always
controlled tho ignorant whites, demagogues
will control the ignorant hjacks. Who controls
tho nigger v ititiuencc iri* Tjennessec??why,
Brown low and his party, Tennessee has done
just what JooBroWn wants uri to do, and uow
look at her and weep!?a nigger candidate
running for Governor.'
But suppose wo had representation, and
elected all good mfcn, fair mon, just men, what
could they do for us? Just nothing at all.
With ' tlie present Badical majority' all our
votes wouldn't undo anything that has been
done, and with a Badical President thoy cotild
do as much more as they pleased.' Just let
'cm all alone, give 'em rope, moreropo; history
is repenting itself, the crisis will conic some
time, tyranny and oppression must run its
course, Joo Brown's programmo wont stop it.
Ono of his resolutions made my head swim; I
felt like taking clhoriform. He would make
the whole Yankee nation believe ve loved 'cm
like brothers, and wanted 'em to come our
South and let us hug 'em. Well, all that sort
of stuff is played out. Thoro aint n hundred
men in the State that has any more respect for
a Badical than a liyena, and Joe Brown knows
it. But the good Lord knows our hearts, and
how fondly We cling to those moderate men cd'
the mighty North who would stive us from the
humiliation that awaits us. Let a kind word
be spoken to a subjugated rcb, and the warm
blood quickens in the veins.
Oh. but here are the Union leagues, some
body says, what are they g'dn to do with us ?
Never mind my friends, the Union Leagues
aint agbin to hurt nobody. They are made of
flesh and blood like we are. and they are citi
zens, and their fate will be our fate. They arc
as much disgusted at Sherman's bill as any
body. They- are our neighbors and our friends,
and if there is some bad men among'cm. there
is enough,of the good to make 'em do right.
So keep quiet and be easy, and the Union
Leaguers arc not going to troubleyou. If they
want to save their own, it don't follow that they
want to steal yours.
But Joseph is afraid we can't stand a milita
ry' government. Well. I know its humiliating,
withering crushing, but we have stood it, and
can try it a wdiile longer. We can do it till
we can do better. Military government aint'
the cause of our poverty and distress. Its a
government higher than Thomas, or Sherman
Sheridan. Its the loss of crops and the want
of rain. The military never stopped the corn
from growin, and there's just as much rain in
one platform as another. If the Good Lord
will only bless us with abundant harvests,
everything will go on smooth enough with the
humble and honest people who drive the plough
and hoe the corn. If they prosper, everybody
else will too. if they mind their own business.
We will have to quit talking so much, and quit
writing altogether?muzzled lips and a gagged
pr<vw. I've d?n? took wurnin myself, arid'
quit. Had my life insured in the Knickcr
ooekcr, ami the policy wont allow me to expose
myself, to jump in ho unnecessary peril. Tlie
military can out write us anyhow. Polks say
the pen is mightier than the swojd, but you
put 'ein both togother. and tbey'l Hank a man
out Of bis liberty, and may be his life, in double
quick. The .Mayer of this town had a little
billet doin with Gen. Thomas the other day.
and only come out second best, though it wasent
an open field nor a fair fight. I thought my
self that 21 order must he a hoax, got up by
Brick Pouieroyy or somebody, and was lookiu
for the General to come out in a card denyin
of it. but I soon found that it was a genuine
Hobcspercan document. I still think his
posterity will deny it some 20 years hence.
Well 1 was mighty mad. I would have
given a hundred dollars to have played Van
tO.uu with him one hour, just to have been
turned loose, in the papers, all free, no gag. no
jail, no barracks, no bayonets, no guard. I
would have got such a grin on him for the
next six months as would have made every
body except Brick Pomcroy forget that Beast
Butler stole spoons. ' Living on their magna
nimity,?" I tell you that got me. that burnt
me, when 1 knew there wasent enough magna
nimity in a ship load of all such to support a
poor Beb 24 hours. Magnamiuity! My opin
ion is they've lost the seed, and don't know
what the commodity is. I was as full of cpitath
as Urowiilow is ofpison. Language comes to
me spontaneous j regular hidcliftors. that would
have peeled the bark from a man's carcass like
skinuiu an alligator. But you sec I was in the
cautious state, and bad to smother my feelings.
I think I should have gone up with spontane
ous combustion if my wife hadent broke the
spell with her comic scenes. She is anaiuiisin
and interestin woman, but much given to music
in these days of numerous and lively offspring,
but just as soon as order 21 eomo out she hunt
ed up the "gray jacket" and the '-conquered
banner," ami jest such a soiree as I have 21
times a week, was never heard in Big Shanty
before. She seems to take a delight in lettin
tho rebel flag on the title page "see the light."
and "Haunts it about" in my facobocauso I call
myself a Union man. She says that part of
the order about Gcueral Hanson's remains was
founded on Scripture, and so was Phil. Sheri
dan's about General Johnson's for Solomon
.says in EcclcsitistCS, "that a living dog is better,
than a dead lion." My opinion is that it will"
be impossible to harmonize these women duriu
this century. Such orders as 21 will cut off
all hope of it. I think if Gonoral Thomas
hadent been a Yirginiau; be wouldenl have
issued it. Ivo noticed that when a Yirginiau
falls, he falls heavy and fur. He gits further
over on tho side agin us than anybody. Ive
heard that the Gcnoral and Edward Johnson
wero both powerful sccesh, and got mighty im
patient hecnuie the Old Dominion was so clow
in- ntovhi. The General !?ahl all'tho good
officers would bo gobbled up4 betur^^hc seceded.
Well, they Bay old Gon. Scott got hottKpf 'cm
l about this time, and took 'em up in a high
mountain and showed 'cm u kingdom or two,
and the General fell down nndt 'Worshipped,
dud Ell. Johnson wouldent. I tell ; you my
friends, a mail ought to be careful, about going
I fyj) onto these dangerous mountains, and this
I leads ine to remark we ought to petition Mr.
' Johnson to, put over Big Shanty a Geucral
who stood square to his State.
Hope for the best, my friends. Don't im
agine you see punters and inj?ns, because you
urc in a Territory. D?h't mistake a Bureau
tnlck for u bear sign. Don't fear it will bo
sickly, because Florida is bitched on to our
diggins. Attend to your business, keep off of
a high mountain, and all will be well.* I would
say more, but my wife's music has begun.
Yours, respectfully,
P. S.-r-l date my letter from Dig Shanty,
as I hear these throe 'diggins* arc to have that
name. Let us all be thankful wo know where
we are. For two years it has beeil doubtful
whether we were in or out. My opinion now
is that ice arc out, and 1 heard a female say
whoopee! B. A,
&s&~ Ire respectful I// request our friends to
tend in their Advertisements as early in the
tree/,' as eonvenieid ; und if possible, let us hare
than by j hursdag evening. /Jytfiis means, ice,
will be able to issue a( an earlier hour on Satur
day, and trill be. enabled tu give more of the
latest tieirs, up to the time of our going to press.
?'i .__ ? . ...._j i_i ? ._)??_ mmmm ?
The Process of Reconstruction.
The Supplemental ReeonstructionifAct, has
just passed both Houses of Congress; It pro
vides- that the Commanding Genera) of each i
. I
Military District shall appoint three "loyal !
officers or persuis." (who shall take the tust
oath) in each Election District in the conquer- j
cd States, to superintend the registration of
voters and the election of delegate*2? a con- \
vent ion.
The registration must take ph^o before
September next, and no one can bo*rcgistorcd j
without taking tho following oath, viz:
"1 do solemnly swear or affirm in the pre- !
sencc of Almighty Clod that I alii a citizen of
the State of-; I have resided the said
State for-months next prcceeinng this
day. and now reside in the County of -. < r
the Parish of -. in the said State; I am
? 1 years old; have not been disfranchized-for'
any participation in any rebellion or civil war
against''the Tutted States, nor for felony com
mitted against the 'United States; have never
taken an oath as a member of Congress of the
I nit cd States. Or as an officer, as member id
any State Legislature, or executive or judicial
officer of any State to support the Constitution
of the United States and afterward engaged in
insurrection or rebellion against the United
States, or given aid and comfort to tho enemies
thereof; will faithfully support the Constitu
tion and obey the laws of the 1'nited States,
and will, to the best of my ability, encourage
others so to do; so help me God."
Upon the completion of the registration, and
after thirty days public notice, an election is to
bo held. At this election, the registered per
sons are t ? vote whether they desire a conven
tion or not, and also for delegates to a con
vention. If the majority of votes be in fa Vor
of a convention, the convention shall be held,
and those having the greatest-number of votes
shall be declared elected delegates thereto; if.
on the other hand, the majority vote against a
convent ion, or if a majority of the registered
I voters do not vote oil the subject of holding a
convention, no convent inn shall be held at all.
If a convention is to be held, the Command
ing General within sixty days after tho elec
tion is over, notifies the delegates of the time
and place be chooses for their meeting. After
they assemble, they first arc to determine
whether they desire to form a State Contitu
tioii. or not. If they form a Constitution, it is
to Submit tad for ratification to another v;.lo of
the registered persons, at an election appointed
by the convention. Then, if at least one-half
of the registered voters vote again, and a. ma
jority of the votes are in favor of this Consti
tution, the President of the convention is to
send a certified copy of the Constitution to the
President of the United States, who is to trans
mit it to Congress as soon as practicable. If this
Constitution suits their Congressional Majesties,
and they havo no further fault to find with the
rebellious South, then that Southern State will
be declared entitled to representation, and Sen
ators and Representatives from it will be
admitted to seats in the Halls of that despotic
oligarchy, the Congross of the United States.
If this bo. "Reconstruction,'' we pray God that
South Carolina may forever be "left out in the
The Columbia Meeting.
A large meeting of the colored people of
Columbia was addressed by General Wade
Hampton and other prominent citizens on
Tuesday morning last: Speeches were also
made by Beverly Nash, aud Rev. D. Pr'rtiett.
(colored).. ? &''Ij '\
. Tho mcctnig wafi intended a* an .expression
of the sentiment of the better classof coign d
people in ColUmbiu, in-favor of Conservatism,
and in opposition to the wild theories of tlie
Radical party.
In the evening a torchlight procession was
formed, and calls mere made upon Chancellor
Carroll. W. K. BachiUan Ks<p. arid others, who
responded briefly and forcibly, and the pro
cession fcfieu quietly dispersed,
Through all the proceedings the utmost sys
tem and good order prevailed, and tlie colored
people were enthusiastic for supposing the
right side.
Our Chnrlcslon Let-tor
C'UAlikKSTox, March 22, 1807.
Mit. KlilTOIt : I? niy la^f letter I,mentioned
that the frocdihcn had begun tho formation <d'
a Republican party, and that at a meeting,
which was largely : ttended, arrangements had
been made for the preparation of it platform.
Sc. I can add. to-night, that there has been a
schism in the ranks of the party. A majority
of the more intelligent and respectable class,
have dissented from the ultra and fanatical
tenets of the Radical creed, and have inaugu
rated a conservative party. They will, at the
first election, assist the whites with both their
su lira ire and inllueuee, and it is probable, that
if they are properly reorganized and Supported
by us, Radical agents aud emissaries will find
in them opponents of no insignificant charac
General Sickles arrived in the city to-day.
and will leave for Columbia, bis Headquarters,
on Friday or Saturday. General Order No. 1
will probably appear to morrow. It will, in
spirit, resemble that of General Sehofiold. the
Commandant of the 1st district. General
Sickles, in a conversation with one of our t*iti
j /.ens tut the ears, this morning, stated that he
had no desire or intention to interfere with the
present workings of the civil branch of our
Provisional Government, and expressed tin
hope that no antagonisms or irregularities
j would arise to compel the harsh exercise of his
power. We will not immediately, therefore,
real:airpractically. r.ny inconvenience front the
'tin ?'" iuaug'.'.r ttitnt of I lie military regime.
Tho Orphan's Asylum, our city's gnv.'< .;
ornament and pride, en Monday, vcr'v uarri wlv
escaped e< mpl .de d tr :el:on. About 2 o'clock
I in the in ?r.nng. the dining r iom, through some
! defect in tho chimney, took lire and was speed i
I 1\ in a blaze. The inmates of lite main build
! ing, ioi: uri.it l v. were awakened by the sm< ke
: in lime to prevent the Harnes IV.?tu spreading:
. . . . *
ami. tin- alar n being gjyeu. the lire engines
wen*.promptly on tho ground, and s<.on sub
dued the iire. Ila;l the main building been
consumed, an immense amount of misery would
have been entailed on tie- help! ss children,
wh ?.'. .'ral hundred in number, are there the
' recipients ?d" the city's beneficence.
\ '!!:.? '1 i;..i of tin! 10th regiment (col
i tired triioi-s.) has bU?h ehn?ged. nint h to the
relief and gr.itilicat'o't of our citizens. The
' news published ye.!i ??? lay th.it they had been
. disembarked at Bull's Bay, and would he em
ployed to garrison the fortiiie.itions in that
i vicinity. As tin-, negroes have, by their out
j rago?its misconduct at Uicbmond, Wilmington
I ami other Southern cities. Won for themselves,
j an unenviable notoriety, we may well con
gratulate ourselves on the escape from a iut
j miliating and liarrassiug infliction. The white
tro< p.<. at present on duty here. are. for the
most part, very well behaved, ami it is hoped
that it will not he found necessary to change
or reinforce them.
St. Michael's bells have, at last, been re
leased from the custody of the Custom House
Officials, and are now suspended in position.
On next Sabbath, our lay will he saluted with
the familiar tones, which, in da s gone bv. in
vited us to ihe sanctuary. Their strains will
awaken every "cell where memory sleeps." and
many, with tearful eyes and saddened hearts,
will rc vividly recall tlie loved and lost. who.
before the war. listened to their music, but
whose cars have been stopped by the cold
lingers id' death. These bells formerly rung
out joyful Ti Pettwt ; now let them, in dirge
like pathos, toll forth the requiem of the dead
and a Mixt r> re for the living.
St. Patrick's day having fallen on Sunday
last. Monday was duly celebrated by the sons
of ??Green din" and their descendants resid
ing in our city. Sprigs of shamrock were very
generally worn by the former, ami many bum
pers were drank in honor of the occasion.
The St. Patrick's Benevolent and Hibernian
Societies, each appropriately observed their an
niversary. Father CoOgith, a popular priest,
addressed the former; and the latter gathered
arouml a festive hoard, the viands and liquors
on which are said to cost twenty-live bundled
M ike Liptnati'.s circus has established itself
at Citadel Green, and its huge tent is quite a
popular resort. Poor as the people are. places
of amusement will be patronized, and many a
hard-earned shin plaster will be deposited at
(his shrine of pleasure,
As a caution to (host' interested. I iuserj
without remarks, the following extract from a
recent letter of the New York Correspondent
of the ('tuti '. , .
"One of the daily papers has created a *cusa.
tion by'copying an article from the London1
Lancet which reveals a horrible secret about
the art ilieial waterfalls worn by the ladies on
the backs of their heads. The Lutin t asserts
that microscopic examination of the hair sold
as riiiijHtiit*, reveals the fact that it is tilled with
millions'of minute bugs, known lb Veieritific
inen ms pctUvitli or hurluket. They uro j^eucr
ated in tho decaying mit*? of tNau* lioir^y the
nuimul hent of tno live hcnbV .bf the* wearer.
Upon the niilimuicemmit of' thjfc discovery^ a
shudder of horrojV'njijulHhifcd tjjto frames of the
nmtronsvand maids of Xeiv York, au^'th^re |
wiih a great easting off of the hideous deformi
ty. Communications npon the subject JiaVe
poured into the editor ot the paper j, ah oVidehce
of tho deep feeling the ncv discovery has
created in this community. If it will have
the effect of bringing the sex bark to a respect
for the natural and graceful curve of the head,
ibc labors'of $10 tvv?nts will'uot Intve. l)ecn-; in
vain." DELTA.
??Hotter uro they in n hero prare
Thiuv tho sert'?.wf .time nml In-cut h,
For tlicy are the eftildi'cu of the brave,
Ami the "cherubim of dejith.','
Jamks it. Ramiai.i,.
eg intent So. Cii. Vol
Company I, 2tl Heg intent
untcer Artillery.
Private Win. H, Aumkor. killed June Hi, 1802.
Secessionvillc. . I
" Abrain Amakcr. died i?f wounds, 1805.
in North Carolina.
" E. T. Dull, died mV typhoid fever. Sept.
11, iSliJ.
1'. \V> Dair, died of eongintion on the
brain. Sept. 12. 1802, on James Is
land. ,
" G, J. Bonnett, killed.b/ accident. Sept. j
8. 1803. on James Island.
T. E. Drown, killed by aCcideut. Sept.
jr. 1803. on James Island.
Corporal John Hair, died, 180*3.in North Carp-,
lina. ' ' ' " j"
j Private J. M. Carr, died of typhoid fevor,
Aug. 13, 1802. on James Island.
?? M. Chavis, died June 11, 1803.
?? John W. Gols.tn, died, April 22.1805.
near (Jreo.nsboro. N. C.
?? Wyloy Gibson, killed. June 10. I8?2.
at Secession vi Ho.
Ilesiry Hoover, killed. Juno 10. 15-02.
at Sccessionville.
li. P. Hughes, ilied ?f typhoid fever.
June 28, 1S<;2,"
??* John J ones, killed, June 10, 1SC2, at
T. J. Jennings, diel. June 21, 1803.
James Johnson, died at Home. 1805.
Piniol Keily. killed. June 10. 1S02, at'
)V. II. Lee. died of fever. Sept. 5.
.'. Leu. died of Yellow lever. Oct.
7, LSOL-.l UPI - i!i SU iP>
Sergeant John Marchniit. died of yellow fever.
Oct. 3. IS OL in Chirloxtott.,
Private I>. W. Nettle.-, died of yell >w Jever.
Oct. 15. I SO L
D.-.vid Nettles, died. ISOLotl James
? Julius A. It. Shtiler, killed. June 10,
1802, at Sueessio;:* lie.
?? A. T. Shuler, d e l. Aug. 7. lSlj3.
D. P. Stron.an. died of fe\.r. Aug. 3.
1 H03.
David A. P. Summers, died of fever.
Keh. !?;, ISO I. p:i Jam s lsl;md,
- 11. S. Yann*. died of w. uuds. June 1.
18t?4, on .lame.- Ir'j I if il.
?? W. J. W.dfe. I.;!hd by ri detertcr.
March IS. ISO I.
Washington News.
M.varii 15.? In the Senate, Senator Sher
man introduced a joint res dutiot: removing the
disability from holding office from Joseph E.
Bmw:i.of iicorgia, and IL M. Patten, ol'.AJa
!iwhich was referred t-( the Judiciary Com
Maui-ii 10.?The Supplemental Hill p-.issed
J the Senate, and was sent to the House.
M'AUCII IS. The Suppletncntiil Bill was dis
cussed and amended in the House, and the
Semite concurred in the amendments, with one
exception. 1 n the House a resolution direct
I ingtlie Judiciary Com in it ice to inquire whether
Mary la nil has ti constitution which (Yngre.-s
can consistently rcco??iii/.o as republican was
{passed. :
Makcii 10.?In the House, a resolutibu
suspending the issue of Agricultural College
Scrip to insurgent States passed by a vote of
1?3 to 23.
Mr. Stevens called up the Confiscation Bill;
and proceeded to read bis speech. He soon
broke down, however, and the' clerk finished
tho reading. The further consideration ofthe
Hill was postponed to the 2d Tuesday in De
The House then went into Committee on the
Million Belief Bill. Butter offered his amend
ment as a substitute?that all owning 1 GO
acres of land, or enjoying an income of ovei
?i!(M?. be taxed for the support of the poor.
1 he committed'rose, after u long debate, with
out action.
The Supplemental Hill passed as reported by
the Commit tee of Conference, and goes to the
President. The House then adjourned.
In the Senate a Bill excluding from either
House persons tainted with rebellion, was re
ferred to tho Judiciary Committee
The Conference Committee reported the
Supplemental Bill. The Bill passed.
M Alten 20.?In the Senate n petition from
women of Ohio, asking for sutl'rago, was rclbrrcd
tu the Judiciary Committee.
In the House an attempt, v is made to intro
duce a hill to'pay Southern treasury ajtents
who had acted without taking the test oath,
but Butler objected.
General Spinner has received letters from
the South inquiring when short currency will
become valueless. He fears that Lite people
have been imposed upon, and gives assurances.
I that ulljissues of fractional currency will be
! retire mod.
Negro suffrage is no go in Michigan.
StuVonshasn lour column speech in tyje'
dvocating tho Confiscation ami Freediuen's
Il?mectead bill.
An avalanche is reported to have occurred
in Kcarsage, Nevada, killing one man and de
stroying nine houses.
I ? The Lower dfyuse-of the Massachusetts Leg
islature have passed the Constitutional Amend- .
\ r,1 iff I. 1 ( \ f
? In New lliinpshire/ liurrund'u,. Radical, is
clocted Governor by 3000 majority. A Demo
cratic gain of 1000 py ^ia vote pfJUsf year.
The Universal Exposition will be informally -
opened on the first of April, at PariSi Tho
inaugural- ceremonies will take place at a later
1'nllsually largo sbipmeiits of grain, and es
pecially corn, have lately ^bcon/ma.do from Nor
folk to Savannah, and, Charleston, aud other
Southern ports..
We learn fjoin. the.Cojnmbia Carolinian i\\at
orders have: been received ..by-Ooucral Creeii/
Commandant of this/Pest, which prohibit the*
infliction of corporeal - punishment, legally or
Whorwisc.' ?;
It is reported that lintler.has an amendment
to the million dollars relief bill, to authorize
the District Comtnauders to compel the rkdiN.
to feed''the poor 1.7 forced a^vnieMjs,
It is said that the aspirations of Wade and
Col in x lor tlie next Presidency are so strong
as to give rise to the belief that they will cul
minate in tlie political ' Vcpartion of their re
spective friends.
A.luooliug of tbroo .thousaud >negroes has
been held in Savannah, -which was- addressed
by three white and live black sjieakers. The
speeches. )vyre eon fined )tutu, dhjcussiou of uni
versal sulfrugo and tho right to sit as jurors.
It was very orderly.
*/' t . i? M\i ? *??? fnui t
At Senna. Alabama, on the 17th inst., the
l ugest meeting, ever held passed resolutions
recognizing the right of Congress to prescribe.
terms of readmi.-pion to the seceded State*,
and recommending prompt acceptance*} of tho
DkBuw notiIliyAlv??iy. U. Ci. Barnwoll,
associate editor f?f DcfcnW'h Review* Aontradiet.*
the statement that Prof. DeBoW is dead. atuE
?uytljiwuS rra-tt-Hu vDeBbwJ brother *?f ther
editor, wlio died in New. Jersev a few d;tys
since,:?lird'aaorc Sun. I . ;,f >\\ ??;',,
UxrnpjYU.Kr.p A.-:sAi r.T.-^-Vc.-trrday morn
ing-as Mr. Charles Linden was. walking quietly
along Wcutworth-streel, he was struck wjth a
slung shot by a negro named .James Whahy.
who alleged in extenuation id'the outrage that,
be mistook Mr. - Linden-: J.'ur is'anebJd* olsi\.
Core.u r Whiting, who hnpp'em-d -to he passing,
at the tinm. called the attention of..i |?vlicem: .t
to tho matter, ami VYhaley was; t;rtvstt*d* ltd
taken to theguardhease. audafjexwa:ds turne I,
over to it Magistrate.?VhpHttnipr. Mrtmi/.
? ' ? *?' ? .
Tin: result of the Connecticut ' clccti..n is
looked for Avjib ..much im^iefy^aud there is ma
a little ipLiking in the Had tea I camp.;. Senator
.N*_vo: whoMia/jus't A^irtted%riinV>t;u^>ing the
State, is stid to he apprehensive of a Democratic
victory, and every nerve is being strained t ?.
avert such -<J toutingotier. Two'of the 'CorN.
gressional districts are very close, and- even if
they do not gain the Governor, the couserva-.
tives arejguu'uiue of securing one if not two,
t louercssmt n. ?
TltK pDUTJKTll Kl'.qi^lKXT,, ('ul.OlVKO.
This regiment under thc'comninnd of Colonel*
Miles, passetl through the city yesterday
destiucd for (Charleston.' While in Richmond
they believed in the most disorderly A'annf-r.-,
During their May hero their conduct was
much the satue as in Richmond: Many of
them were drunk aud disposed to be trouble-,
some. . .
They lelt-in thc'$outhe*n"'cars on Tuesday
afternoon. When the drain reached Stony
Cret?k.;tbv;^ wcr?bi number 'of genthubeti' at
tho depot who'did Inditing to* cXeite the' ire of
the sable warrioin. notW'itliKt.mding. when they
left; the'citizeirs were nss: iled by a sboWer of
stones from the ca:s. If iiic Govenunent will
have such troops, they ought to put them'under
the command of men who will, at least, make
them hebave tnemselves in a becoming manner.
? J'rtirs/ti'r;/ Index. TI?U'm/ui/,
How to It each tho Sjiwreme( Pwii^.
The New A'ork Kitnd"}/ X< ir.< thinks there
is a constitutional way of reaching the Military
ilule bill, and points it Out thus through the.
agency of- the Supreme Court:
1. By the writ of Qut.'Warr.into.'
2. By the writ of Prohibition.
3. By the writ of Habeas Corpus.
4. By the Writ of Ccrtiorari.
I. Tho common law writ of Quo Warrant?*
is in the nature of a, writ of right for the sove
reign against persons who claim or usurp any
Qflice, franchise, liberty or privilege belonging
to the sovereign, to enquire by what authority
they support, their claim, or order 'that itsMght
may be determined. (Sclwyn's Nisi I'fiitst
Now, iis'thetpi^plofuie thei sovereign in this
country, the proceedings under this writ can
properly bo had in the name of tlie people of
tho United States, by itho^ Attorney General
agaptst the.President (who. as the chuiC e,\eeji
tUT, is requirc? to administer the new law)
and thus,; uetiiig under his authority by virtue
of the net of Congress. Proceedings etui -also
he commenced in tho nanie td' the people of
the people of any of the affected SYal'cs'a'gVdiist
any perso)j wh?) clhitnsor atteriipts to usurp the
new c.:i ting State Gm cmmvn't.

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