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IN O, AT $.0O PER ANNUM. VOL . V . WINNSBORO, S. (., TIURSDAYDECEMBER 13,86 6. over tin ines,gnduut hepid r yen
'0, wild tievember wind, blow back to me
The wi thered leaves that drift a'down the
past ;
'Waft me some murmur of that Summer sea
On whi ch youth's fairy feet of,dreams was
Return to me the beautiful No More,'
0, wild N otember wind, restore, restore I
November Wiad, in what dim, lonesome cave
Languis a the tendbr, plumed gales of
io more tb telr dancee dimple o'er the wave,
Nor f.eitjhted 'pinlons song and perfume
bring y
Those galess are Add, that dimpling sea is
And cloudy -.ghosts olutch- at each mist-like
0, wild, w id Wind, when .Me the Summer
That ki. med the roses of the Long Ago-.
,Taking th em eaptive, swooned in blisefull
snare e -
- To let t. kem perish? Now no roses blow
In the wastae gardens thou art lying bare
Where are my heart's.bright roses, wher:,
oh whtere I
llast thou no answer, thou unpitying gale,
No gent le whisper from the past to me
No snatch s of sweet song, no tender tale
No mel,ing murmur of that Summer sea?
Are all m.y dreams wrecked on the Never
mor e?
Vain is i at taunt, destroyer ; Spring once
mor e
Thy ma' I and ruthliss ruin shall restore.
For the Ladieb,
Cornsentators upon the fashions an.
nounce a change in them which will be
hailed 'tith general satisfaction, via: the
diminut. ion of diameter and longitude of
lgdiea'.valking.,dresses. The. graceful
folds a.nd sweeping lines of the long
skirts were admirable in the parlor
where they will be retained-hut when
trailing in the mud and dustof the streets
they were diagnsting. They give to a
woman great apparent height and more
grace of motion in parlor and hall. But
when we remember their appearande in
the sterets we must all rejviee att their
curtailment en promenade, The diminu
tion of diamater of crino!ine followed, ns
a matter of necessity, the curtailment of
skirt.o To curtail tha latter without
diminishing the former would have made
the dear ladies ungracefully short and
('n ttpy.
Thei principal court dress-maker of
Paris has absolitely made some ball
dresse# with short skirts I That is in
vading the lcng skirt in an arena where
it h,as so long reigned snprenoe that it
will take some time before it can be well
dispossessed ofits authority. None but
the most independent of the elegantes
can dare to adopt sh'epherdess toi.ettes
in the midst of the graceful train for
some time. It will bwa sharp trial to
the more reserved of the sec to appear
in a dress so conspicuous as it. must he
until it becomes general. Should . the
shortening of ball dresses lirevail, the
fashion will extend itself probably to
dinner d.esses, and lastly to the pat
The trained skirt has been absolutely
suppressed in .he streeta of Paris, and
the short petticoat of the Restoraticn are
making a strong.effort to gil the uppter
hand. Queen., Egenie, however, comes
to the rescue of the traind. It-is her
wish that trains shall be worn on all
occasions, dinners, soirees, pte. ; but Her
Majesty will encourage short tkirts for
danciing, as young ladies find the train
so mnconvenilent in wahst: and polka.
while they sometimes, in crowded roomis
prove dangerous.
.We make a few extracts from Paris
gossip on dress ;
Shi.n: redingotes ard onee more mak.
ing their appearance They are n.aido
of self-colored silk and poplin, and are
-won over alpaca and poplin dresses.
Tihese reirigotos are also sinulatetd in
b ilight colors for dinner dlresses. Thnus,
.over a plain wvhite chanmbtery gauze
edress a redingete of white cerise silk
wvill be simulated; i will be borde'ed
-wf.h cerise roitleaux, and either a rnuchie
.eriAfondle will be arrainged in fronit to
a,nkke the bodice. At the back t,he dress
-w'Alkb. slightly loose, '
r hie Parisian gdssiper pddle,: Thid is
only suited to elderly ladies whose fig.
ures lack symmetry.
Short skirts are becoming general.
Some of them open at regular intervals
over a simulated petticoat, which is a
novel and pretty style.
Low bodices are all cut aftcr one pat.
tern ; the waists are very short and are
encircled. with a broad round band, and
to this band either a peplum, tl fancy
basque, or sash ends, are added.
Another pretty addition to an eve
ning' dress is a basque cut out round the
edge .in. six scallupo. The basque is
entirely closed in front, and is trimmed
with buttons. It is usually made in
some heavy material, and 'particularly
in velvet.
Many varieties of low peplums and
basquines are now mado with tarletan
'A pretty style of low basquine is
made in IHortensia pink, China blue and
white silk.
Tarletan skirts are now made- very
shaiple ; they 'have either a plain ruche
or three natr-o quiied- flounces around
the edge.
W hat are styled afternoon calling and
promeiiade dress6s are trimmed very
magnificently, and the skirts of them are
not yet shortetred. Self.<olored satin of
a rich quality is to be the Tavorite ma
terial for such toilets, P.s well as for din
ner dresses during the wintCr.
Bodices are miw frequently trimmed
with ladders of cros-cut straps, remind
ing as or thu frog buttons of. yore,
only, instead of being carried up to the
top of the bodice, the1e strapst or bands
only mount midway tup the chest. The
sides of the bodice are further decorated
with braces, which increasp in width as
they cross the shoulders, and do not de
scend to the waist behind, but describe
a .point in the centre of the back. Small
straps composed of extremely narrow
cross-cut bands are carried round the
edge of t1te point, and fall in straight
lines on the bodige{ the centre.one by no
means touching the waistband.
This brief sketch may suffice for De
cember. We are decidedly in favor oR
the ladies dressing well and tastefully.
Let them gn on with their finery to the
estent of their means-hut not beyond'
that. We wish they had a minllion each;
so that they might show their taste
without restraint. But, while there is
-nothing so lovely and enchanting as the
d-ar teir a rial Angely in all the f nkeryof
silks, flowers ,and feathers most inge
niously fashioned. we will whisper ito
the ear of any young'man to select from
the throng of beauty who is neither plain
to affectation nor vet extravagpnt.Iv at
tired. The good taste and unaffected
sense of propriety which avoids ex
tremes, bespeaks alike grace and virtue
to adorn society and impart to domes
tic life the highest refinement and purest
felicity. -
How SHALT. LAmris Wa THEIR llAIn?
A lady thus briefly discusses the above ques
tion :
Something must be done, and that quick
ly, or we shall have all our ladyships soud
ding under bare poles. The mandates of
fashion have been over severe for three or
four yers, and now we are paying the pen.
sahy of our devotions. Eugenie's hair is
getting thin on the top of her head! Well,
she has plenty of company in that affliction,
if that is any comfort to her. The water
falls, sataracts, rats, mibc and the thousand
Other diabolical contrivances of hair-dress
ers, have all tended to one object-to strain
at time 7nots of the isair by tying and twist
ing in every po4rihlo way.
The natial conselueece is the downfall
..f the glory of wom.an. What shall we dto ?
GI. binsk to the fas~hionm of shtephard simplici
ty, ard wear- our ringlets aver ou- shouil
dlers ? Alaet. t,,r us who have locks like un
'to the.naedles ofthea inet tree, andl whose
tresses have as mutch spir-al ateicy as the
mnel''r igidl of pokors- 1 Who will comn' to
relief, fer the wiaterfalloppresseth the brain
and headlaches aret prevalent. -among aus.
Let soime hair-dresser arise who will tree us
fromt tirs bondage, and groat will be his x'b
Wec-flnvo all huard of asking for
broadh ad receiving a stone, shut the
younggent ltnan may be considered
as still worse trentced when he.iukcd
for a young lady's hand and got her
father's boot.
There Is much scaid .both- in the Texas
Legislature atnd out. of it aboutt dIividin5 the,
mtate or Tuama into two .States.
WAS IrNGToN, December 10.--Tw the
Senate, Mr. Wade reported, frot tho
Committee on Territories, a bill to admit
Nebraska, and introduced a bill to admit
Colorado, which latter was referred to
the Committee on Territories.
Mr. Edmonds, from the Joint Com
mittee on Retrenchment, reported with
amendments, the bill introduced by Mr.
Williams, on the first days of the ses
sron, in regard to the terms of office.
It prohibits removal without the consent
of the Senate, &c. Mr. Edmunds, gave
notice that he'ehould call up this bill on
The b4l to-regulate the elective, fran
chise in the District of Columbia was
taken up, ov motion of Mr, Morrill. Mr.
Trumbull having, previously tried and
failed, to call up the bill to repeal the
amnesty power of the President.
In the !onse. under the call of States
for bills, the ,following were introduced
and referred: Mr. Ward', of New York,
introduced a bill toguarantee certain
States that !ave - been in rebellion, a
r,publican form of government.
WAstuNC7roN, December 10.--It is
not true, as telegraphed hence that tho'
Supreme Court has' made a rule dispen.
sing with the teas oath. It is still ad
ministere I.
The United 8,ates. Consul, at Vera
Cruz, reports to te State Department,
that Maximilkati wa t to leave Orizaba or.
the 8th November, for the city of Mexi
n, and that i4ie' mission was likely to be
regarded in a friendly manner by the
French troops o that 4epublic.
Mr. Eliot i lroducnd a resolution,
directing the retary of War to corn
municate inforittqon iwreference to the
Norfolk riot, of 't1ia 16rh April, 1866,.
an# as to.thetim 4*ronment, in Georgia,
of Rev. Wm'. Fincher, a missionary to
the freedmet:
Mr. Perham introduced a resolution
calling for information as to pensioners
in rebel States.
Mr. Kelly introdreed a resolution de.
elaring that the proposition that the
war debt of the country should not be
extinguished >y the generation that
contracted it, is not sanctipned by sound
principles of nntional economy, and does
not meet the approval .of this House.
Referred to the- Committee of Ways a
M eans.
Mr. Spaulirg introduced a resolu'tion
.directing th.e Reconstruction Committee
to inquire into the expediency of pro.
posing a joint resolution, declaratory of
the purpose of Congress to adinit the
rebellious States on the ratification by
them of the constitutional. ame*dment,
and the establishment of a republican
form of government. .
Mr. Hart introduced a reso'ution,
calling on the President for information
as to all pardons granted by him. Mr.
Broomall introduced a resolution instruct.
ing the Committee on Ways and Means
to inquire into the expediency of abol
ishing the five per cent. internal reve
n ie tax on manufactures and products
of mechanical skill. .
WAsiuNGTON, Dec .10.-It appears
from official documents communicated to
the House to-day, that the Government
had information as, long ago as Septem
ber, 1865, that John H. SurOatt, impli
cated n the Lincoln assassination, had
escaped from Canada to Europe. Months
elapsed before he' could bn indentiffed
for Arrest, which was accomplished oar.
ly this month, in Alexandria, E,ypt, A
person who crossed. the Atlatiu wi'.h
Sur'ratt niakes affidavit tJat Sutt ac
knowle:lged. his owna as wel ,ais his
muother's compliiy in ithe assassiti.on.
Sek.ct comminittees wvas anniounced" as
follows: Ont New Orleanis riot-Elhlio.,
She.lleherger anid; Cainrpbelhl. On inir
deir of of Unjitd States soldiers in South
Carol ina-Pi ka, 1"arnswerth 'a nd Coop
or. O:i Souitherii Railroads--Maynard,
McClning, Mercer.
In the,Senate,-'quito a lengthy discus
si')n eiisned on the suffrage bill, particit
larly on the class di tranchiised -those
citinsea who left, bore tb join th,e-Con.
l'ederaite cnase. TVhisR prohrbition- was
Stren iously-opposed )y. NV ils0ui,. of Mas
sachaiiui.ts. anuiug oth.ei's, who sail it
wan too smnall a- matter to make a dili-i
ciild about. Mr'. .Cowain said that
eve, citizen of tla. nistriht mb jiiic1
the Confederate arms was guilty of trea
son; he did not apply this to the people
of the Southern States; but' here there
was no doubt of the form of Govern.
ment, and no'one could doubt where
his allegiance was due. lIe moved to
extend the privilege pf the bill to fe
males, and contended ifynegroes had the
right to vote, 'women had also. Ad
journed with'out a vote on the amend
thent. '
In the House, Mr. Bingham, intro.
duced a bill to legalize all proclanations
after the fourth of March, 1861, and
before the first of Decmber, 1866, re
specting martial law, military trials by
cotfrts, military commissions and the
arrest, imprisonmeirt and trial of pris
oners charged with participation. in the
late -rebellion against the United States,
or aiders and abettors thereof.
'The committee on reconstruction
have befote them a bill pioviding that
Chief Justice Chase shalt appoint f9r
each of the Southern Steftee a Provi
sional Governor, and all other territo-r
rial machinery, and prescribing reguia
tions for holding conventions for the
adoption of cons itutions, securing to
all men their rights, irrespectively of
dolor: . -
-~ - +
War Chess. '
This new and beautiful- game is the
invention of Colonel Richardgon, of the
late Confederate %rpiy. He served
chiefly in the army of Virginia, and dis
tinguished himtelf by his bravery, skill
and intelligence. He invented this
game while-in camp,- and it, served to
eliven the olicers of th army in those
periods-of weary waiting, when all that
is left for a defensive force to do, is pa
tiently to wait upon. the enterptise' of
the enemy, It was very pdpular in
camp; so much so, tht, after the cloe
of the war the ingenious inventor of
it was perataded to try its' attractions
upon the popular tastes. It is a game,
of wvar, of stiategy and battle. The old
chess p0riyers whe hate tried it, cran.
mend it as surpassing in' its itterest the
ancient game. If they have been mili
tary men, with any sort of military
talen.t,. it commends itself to the- at
once. It reminds them of the field, of
the sttategies of hostile bodies, It i e
calls viividly the terrific scen'ew through
which' they have passed, and they lin
ger over it under the spell of a delight.
ful fas.ihation, which appeals equally to
memory and judgment. The machine
ry of the game consists of a bo rd, di
vided or inscribed, in squares, a in the
familiar game ofchess. But the board
is again divided, equally, by a str6am of
running water. Over this thbre are two
modes of passage ; one by a bridge. the
other by a ford. The assailing force
consists of infantry, artillery and caval.
ry. Their baggage wagon constitutes
the objective aim. Oi the other hand,
there is a like force of infantry, artillery
and cavalry. But this force represents
the defensive-; and there is a citadel
which constitutes their centre for prg
tection, as it is also the object of as
sault with the attacking party. 'If
reach the citadel and capture it, is the
aim of the assailants. The pidces are
beautifully cast in bronze. 'they repre.
sente infantry by men chargiig bayo.
net; the artilery are represinted by
the pieces; the cavalry by knights on
horsuback. A baggige wagon accom
paviies the assailing force ; a castle or
citadel, the defensive. Tliese are al
heaut iful figures, hiappily conceived. I
is for the inilir.ary nman, anid the, oldl ches,
playe-r, to conceive the great variet.y o
comnbiniations-which, trying thuwskill
c-ontestinig champions, may be, mmub- ii
a game con.aisting of such elent-'. 1Ti
a single gamie, which we haves seen play
ed in pat, there was no less that 58i
combinations. Now, the possible, varie
ty of new combinations in any ganrg
constituites its chief attraction ; inasmitel
as sneh variety yields the gi'eatest fiel
of discretion to the player. There ~is
manual accompanying the game, whic
gives numerous exa'mples of gamec phiy
ed--(harleston Mercury.
A private letter states that, the only soi
vvng descondans of Colu aus is short,ly I
yhl it,Aerica.
The Governor of Alabama and the Oonsti
tutional Am?ndmeut.
The telegrams to the Northern pre o in re
tion to the recent message of the Govern
or of AlabaeMa, have very. naturally pro
duced the impression that Governor Patton
Is uncenditionally in favor o' the adopt ion
of the constitutional ancudrment. This,
however, is not the caste. Uy1ernor Patton
is now, as ever, opposel in principle to the
amendment, and he wias ouiy nnxicus that
the question should have the most careful
and earnest considerath>n with a full knowl
edge of 'khat consequences would in all
probability atttend its definite rejection.
The fellowing is the message in ful:
Extur!v>: DItr'r or A,..aaAMn .
Montgoine'y, December 6, I,o;G.
Gentleman of the Snte amd hIouse of RAprc
Events of vast importrneo ro now tr:tn
spiring which bear witir peculb:r force npon
thevelations which Alabawna s:staius to the
To these events we cannot be indifferent.
They are of so vital a chart'er that we
should give them a ct.ut and delibertite ccu- 4
As the Chief Executive of the State, I
decm it a duty under the Constitution, to
express in borme, the epprehension, which
you doubtless share v^it h ire, lest the stabi.
lity of our affairs be suddenly broken up.
There is an un-ntistl kablo purpose upon
the part of thcse who control the national
.legislature to enforce, at all hazards, their
own terms of restoration.
The means they p'ropo.e f1-reaten to at
once reverse- our I-ogre.s towvards the es
tablishtuent of that permanuent tranquility
which is so ;uch desired by all. To do so,
is to itmeasurably augment,. the distrerss
which now exists, and to inangurate conft
sion, the Qnd of wlish no human pre,encu
dan foresee.
TOrity th' cardinal principle of restora
tiotecems to be favorable action uponi the
propo:'ed- n'endment .of the Constitution.
which I ttasusittd to you in 4ny annual
Upon the tierits of that amendmont. my
views are already known. .They are found
upon principle. and are unchanged.
The neces9ity of the case. t an, nu .:nn -
strained to think ie different.t' Wv sh.ild
look our true oondition full in the face.
I, therefore, recommend anew to your
consideration this neasure in th'e light in
which it now presents itself, or "tch other
measure as your wisd.stu may suggest.
Should you s.e proper to ratify i!, we nay
trust tb time and the intluence of our repre
sentatives tnmitigate its harshness. If, on
the other hand, admission be delayed, t he
warning to our sister states may bo relied
upon to prevent that concurrence on their
part, which alone can give the nea.ure
practical effect.
Having (lone all, we may then conmlit ure
cause to a just t;ol. It. Ml. 1 rros.
rhe reading of the mvssage c:.nusel omta
excitement, an I in the Senate it was renr
red to the Committee on Federal Relations,
by yeas 24, noes 5. 1 n the House no actiot
was taken..
Telegrams of 'h- 7th, already published,
announce that the Legislature reje-ted the
amendment on that day by an overwhslnio4
INxIAN .ruoctro:s.-A special .di:patchl
to the New York Tribune, dated elven
worth, December G. has the flluw'hg.
Col. Leavenworth furnishes the flkw.g
particulars or a council held bet ween Mlajor
Wynkoop' and the southern band of 'heyen
ne, Arrapahoe and Apache ltdi;:e. The
treaty made with these trines at the m<tutlh
of the Little Arkansas. a year ago, was
amended by the 6enato tosecure all lans
north of the Arkansas River in the Unit4d
States by a complete title from them. 1:
was agreed to at the coutnil, it beingti -
lated that, the Indians be allowed - to f-b-v
the range of tte ht uialo northi, upon wrt en
permission from their agents.
Sarah Jane .Li,ster wua in Texas with a
family named lubb. During the abonce
of Mr. Bubb, a band of Noconal CotmntsC
came to the houso, invited in by the 'hil
dren, but remained out until satiatlel thero
were no men preeent. They then went in,
and attempted to carry off one of tli chil t
dren. Mrs. Butbb resisted and cltig to her
ghlt, whereupon, one of the savages win'.
behind,th se'ized heri by tihe lair, trew br'
mtitted itn sigtht iof 'iv' haver, i' lad An
Fktet r'eI'u; int thte tiler pairt.L the cai,n.
It. shoucked 'hor si' as to cause a groan, lead
ngt to hut di.iomy . ' he wa*s i'1titred
-andt w',itht two chtildreu. eav i 1 titbe in t"
.a eni,lw. inken.~ ti. ni1i'' o,flu
thin hit.ro thItitheruf, a. Tan '- rit:
her ahr anothr- I1y 'i ..t r'.*'**- 'N u
butohe etnt tid s:. ii"
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