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VOL VL] WINNSBORO, S. C., WEbNESDAYMORN[NG, M ARCH 15, 1871. [NO.39
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Obituary Notices and Tributes $1.00 per
''o aBat Caught in Out Printing Office.
Thou long-tailed, ebon-eyed, noot'jr
nal rarager I
What led the hither 'mong the types
and cases I
Didst thou not know that running
O'er btanding types is fraught, with
imni'nent danger I
Did hunger lead thee I didet thou
think to faid
Some ricq old oboese to fill thyhun
gry maw ?
Vain hope I none but a literary jaw
Can miasticate our cookery for the
Perchance thou hast a literary taste,
A love for letters, and that sort of
But why, thou wire-tailed imp-thou
Didat thou but yesternight devour our
And throw our typos in pyramids of
Thy doo.r's decreed I-here, Toweer I
at him fly
The Biate Auditor's Report-Where the
Burden of taxation Ress ?
The report of the State Auditor is
before us. It, though long delayed,
Las followed fast upon that of the
Comptroller-GeneraI. It contains
much information of a valuable na- f
ture. It will appear, by a reference J
to its stateine ts, that the real estate t
of Chatolston at the present assess- d
ment is equal to one-fifth of that of i
the whole of the rest of the State, in- p
eluding all the towns and villages. t
This Is certainly a remarkable fact. v
It cannot be that a proper valuation o
of all the real estate in the rest of the
State is only four timei the actual
value of that in Cbarleston. But
such is the valuation placed by the
Board of Equaliastion. It only serves
to illustrate how large a proportion of
the taxation of the Stato Charleston
is made to bear. and how the industry
and the interests of her people are
depres-ed, when every effost should
be made rather to lighten the burden
and enable the sea-port of the cow
monweal-h to develope her energies
ad resources for the common heno
But it is a still more remark able
fact, that of the perional property in
the State liable for taxation, Charles.
ton returns nearly onve-third. She
may, therefore, be sAid to bear upon
her back the great burion of the
TitE POLL TAX
There were over 130,000 votes eist
at the last election, and yet the whole
siatount of persons who juid tLir poll
tat was a little over forty-ote thous
and in number. Thom were, there.
foro over ninety thousand voterst
who paid no pioli tax at all,
It is thus s'een that there is scarcely
a colored voter who c.mutributes any -
thing to the support of th~e Goveun,
zbett, or who pays any poll tax at all.
In fact, those who control the Govern
* menit and the offices, are mere
conse mers. "Nati cesamere fruges."
They render no aid to the fioncnial
S spport of the State. The State pre
sents the curious position of all power
placed in the hands of those who, in
the ypain, have neither property, no r
contribute to its support, while the
ittelligence, the industry and
the education of the State, which:
Is permitted no audience In
Pullio affairs, are ground to the very
dgte by 6 presve tazation, for the
suppOrt of the very Government
which hold. them as aliens and etran
gers upon their own soil.
We present an abstract of so much
of the Auditor's report and the et as'
ties as Is of publIc ititerest:
tist VALUE 01 REAL.AND PEMsONAL
The total assessed value of all real
~atate in the State, not in cities and
towns, $81,840,865. This does not
Inolude the Countiesaof Williamsburg
sad Marlboro', which, for some rea
sons, are -left out of the estimate.
The value of the real estate in cities,
,towns gd 'lillages of the thirty-one
.duade6 in the State, Is $34 468,874,
waking the total value of the real
ropertylio the State ($l1,988,5~42.
- f thin, $2',894,070, ur nearly one
fth of theq e.ntire attount, belonge to
harlesten. Thi'bl t duly em
.rese taye~ble real propety, and is
the euty hed by the IIQard of
ualgato4. The total value of
taxable personal porty inolud
ingm ubone, er ts, a* in the 8tate,
et o4own at $8,106,720, of whIchi
Ohareata ogs .1,68110,or imear
Jy opp-thiud of 4eteamount,
ltJ*o ,#lhIhi6ontaintng .the sat.
A ent of thie taxes collected by bg.te
Government, including the poll tax
f or the .sear 1869. to Osbobar $1
ahowed that $699.476 have beeti paid
its. (This dois not itteludo county
taxes.) Of this (.btatlebton Co.unty
pays $121,675, abotit onnRasixth of the
whole amount. The amount of the
poll tax collocted, compared with the
number of voters In the 8tute, p-oves
inefici-no of the law on this Subjeot
Only $41,819 were paid in for poll
tax, wthn ii known that ihere U1re
oe..r 130,000 voters in the Statd. The
State is thus deprived of $90,000
revenue to which it is entitled.
"i Why llave We so Many Congreslollhl
The following truthful remat ks,
upon the sulject of Congreslotinal
Dortentant!', are from the Philadel.
phia Evening Herald :
Tbat we have had so many contests
for seats in Congress during the past
.our or five years, is expluined by the
fact that it has become a very prufita
>le and very sure bubiness on the part
>f Republicans. A contest, however
iopeless, is sure to result in one or
wo things-the contestant either sue.
ieeding in ousting his opponents, or
eeuring for himsielf three or four
,housand dollars to pay expenses.
"or these rea-ionA, Republican acala
tags from the South and elsewhere,
then defeated resolve to conteit. 1
['ho majority against them may be i
me, two, or, asi in one notable case,
welve thousand. But what of that ?
['be present Committee on Electious
-one of the most unserupu
ous that ever held place in Congress
-entertained the projects, and in al- J
nost ever ease have decided in favor
if the Republican. If, in a rare in- i
tance, the Democrat has been allow- I
d to retain his seat, the scalawag re
eived thee to four thousand dollars
row Congress, and goes his way re
Aiing, having made wore money in i
he space of a month or two by this 'i
inhonent protice than he ever earned i
a his life before in any legitimate
ursuit. If the custom of paying .
he expenses of defeated conteatants
rere abolished we should have fewer
Tobacco Lost at Sea Milst Pay Tax. t
Some time ago a cargo of tobacco
ras shipped from Baltimore to Europe
nd bonds were given in double ti o
mount of the tax to show that the
oods were actually intended for ex
ort. The vessels was wrecked and
he goods went to the bottom of the
ea. The revenue officers demanded
ayment of the tax on the goods na m
d In the export Invoice. The ship
or refused to pay, and carried the
ase to court. The court decided
hat the law requires the production
f a certificte of landing in a foreign
iountry before concellation of the in.
lemnity bond. It was evident that no
mon at the bottom of the ocean had
iower to give auch a certificate; the
.hipper failed to produce one, and
udgment wus given in favor of the
;overn ment. The shipper was nko
aually obliged to pay tax on goods
Such is the system of taxation wish
Nhich the people tire cursed under
Ie "bestgoverumeut the world eve;
The Cause of Rust In Wheat.
The following from tihe German.
own Telegr~ aph is a new and. novelI
hecor y in rela' ion to the cause of ru:st
a wheat. Without endorm.ing it by
imy ineans, we publish it f.>r what it
is worth, and leave our readers to
1raw their own csonclusions :
"It is getting to be a pretty general
pinion among farmers that the sow
ing of grass seed-clover or timiothy
-- with the wheat In the fall, as has
been comm son in nearly every wheat
growing diatriot here,as well as north
md east of us, is the causejof thme rust
an wheat, by reason of the moisture
whbich the grass retains affecting the*
grain stalks when maturing. These
rass seeds, sown after the wheat crop
las been harvested, will p rod uce, it
is claimed as good crops the followring
year as if sown at the time of the
wheat, nine months previously."
A Western paper says :-"Out on
the Union Pacific road, not long -ago,
a Kicksapoo Indian saw a locomnotive
coming down the track at the rate of
forty miles an hour. He thought
It wqas an imported breed of a buffalo,
and was anxious to scure it so as to'
take the p rise at the annual exhibi
tien of thme Kickapoo agricultural so
elety. 8o he fastened one end of his
lasso to his waistbelt, and when the
erngine got nava enough, he th~.ewe the
noose nicely over the smokestack.
Perhaps it Is no fesay but we
may as well state that th engine did
not stop. The engineer and giremen
witnessed the mioSt seessful attempt
to do the flying trapese made b any
N(ip on Indi an .apea thE plis
sinoeb te Airst of January 1uet, eTor
'was'am aboriginal funeral at the next
etation when the engine arried.
The grave was not large, for they obi
Iy, Ie'da sinall piece of coprcol
pred tet'ied to a .slrig. 49 inols
ed In a asrtine box.
>.. 1tA GOryn was shot and killed- by
his son, in Wilson Coqaney,Trenpessee,
, n \i(nn8ta..
Corrspondence of the Charleston Coil
VAsniJNGoo, March 1.
A proto.t of political importatic
has uppeared In the Senatte. The
S.utlhern ltcpublic.n Senato.
havo found allies in the Northert;
Demiocracy, and thus effected impor
tant objects. Suoh a coalitio-n was
inn% itkble, tlcuygh the lldieals have
been blind to it. It is first brouvht to
bear upon ihe que,,tinn of comensa
ting Southern loyal men for losses in
curred in the war. Yoi will see
that it alarinad the ltqpublican lead.
era. Sherman and Coking resi.ted
it with all their might. Tile recogni
tion of the elai-n.s of Souitlhcrni loyal.
isle will, as those two Senators de
iured, double the national debt.
%fr. Sawyer, oi the other hand, de.
lared that it would be better for the
J overnment to recognize these claims.
-ven though they took a thousand
[illion8 from the Treasury, rather
han incur the disgrace which a re
'usal to entertain honest claims of
oyal Southerners would inflict.
The passage of the Bill for the pay
nent of the claim of Dr. Best, of
Kentucky, a 1ival citizen, is the en
ering wedge for the acknowledge.
nent of all such claims.
A general bill establishing tho
>rinciple of Governnout responsibili.
y for clains of vast amount, will be
lie first fruit of the coalition between
liuthern menibos and Nirthern
)eiocrats. Bit it is easy t-, see that
his concert of action will be ex,euded
o other and higher political sub.
The Democracy is sensible of the
ecessity of scouring Southern Re
ublican alliance, and will stop at no
rifles like a few hundred millions of
xovernment promnies to obtain it.
The new lou-c, about to be organiz
d, will be able to second, with
reat effect, the policy thus indicated
my the Senate. The Democrats will
ome within twenty votes of a majori.
y in the House if we allow for some
iorthern defeetion on the financia 1
juestion. With the Southern Repub.
icens, the Democrats may secure a
oajority, if not at once, at least in
he course of two sessions.
There are also signa of -active oppo..
ition, in the Republican ranks, to
?resident Grant's pet. scheme, for the
unexation of Dominica. Mr. Sum
ier is to be strongly sustainted in his
ietermined hostility to the Aduminis
ration on this point. Mr. Sumner
will take an early opportunity, if his
icalth will permit it, to make a great
peech in the Senate against the
The 11ouse of Representatives,
fter all its sI rt comings, sometimes
tas a spasm of hoinesty. The House
istened to and sympathized with the
overtures of the public against the ex
ortion of the coal miners and their
ioadjutors the Btail Road lines em.
)loyed in coaltratnsportation. By ar
overwhelmii g majo, ity they struck off
he entire duty on foreign coal, and
rovided that the Bill take effect im
nediately. This will bring the mo
iopoli.,tt to their senses. Nova Sootin
wal can now comte in free, the dutN
f a dollar anid a quai ter a ton beling
kbolit-hed, for the Seute will no
onbt concur in the measure.
Thus, an imiportantt revenue reform
has been effrcted suddenly, and
without dlebate after it liad beeun vain.
ly urged by thme anti-protectionists,
for h..lf a dozen ssions. D~own
goe, the Pennstyvanmia proteetive 5ys
teml, to ehich. New York and New
Ergand have been so long tributaries
and from which they have suffered so
inuch detriment. This iil lead to
yther revenue reforms in the forty
The Southern Republicans, the
Democrats, anud the Rovenue Recformn
Republicans rray coumbineo to give us
in improved legislative policy and a
oonservative~exeoutive ad umiitration
A pproprlitlons to the Sisters of Miercy.
The following paragraph, taken
from the Washington Chronicle,
shows to whom the Sisters are in
debted for at least one attempt to
defeat the approapriattions :
Senator lion ard spoke against time
to defeat the appropriation proposed
and eloquently urged by Senator
Sawyer, of $2o,O00 to the Sistmrs of
Mercy, of Charleston, S. C., to re
build their or phan ay luime, from which
many Union soldiers were supplied
with that which saved their preoious
lives, le was speak in6 when the
hammer of the Vice-President foll.
1t meemed to us a very ungraoious
close to alona anud a useful end diis.
tinguished Senatoripi career.
Etraet of M ptt; ofeSoale(k*Mypt
"The7; ent inito it tIbnlItuj bley
h ad a rrght to do so. They ftight in
It as bravely and ad honmotablj u ihe
men who fougl4 against them. I foV
one, oantiot sit 1ers quietly and ald
low the hodesty ld'Verstty' and
honor of tire people of. the-South, a14
mass, to be impugnedi. As a ilopfei
they; ste as honorable ad bteve~ thq
peopl, of Ohio or the people of any
A Missisippi Tragedy.
JACK6oN, MI.8., MArchi 7.-There
was a ri'A ait Meridiatn, M bisi,, inoty
Ive mileS ti oIf here, )eatetday,
-intring which Judge Brainlette,' of
h0 City 'out t (white), a(ld eight or
tel negroes we're killhd, snd a numll
'per of whites and i.egrees w1.oea woun.
tod. A fire occurred 'on Saturduy
ight, deetroy~frg sevet.ty-five I hous
in.i dollars werth of propety. Loften,
t netgro, was arrested nethe iainu,di.
ry, tid w as being ttied hefore Jadgo
Brat leite, whens TIler (negro) rose
-11 the ourt. .i oom ahd shot . Judge,
Branit t!e though the head, 'ilfig
hint ii.ttitly. A general iti1l e
eiuliel. Tyler and Lofton were kihlb
-d1 iltiant ly. J. . tron Moore, negro,
a pr'1'" lto tet polit.,ian, ard wotmber
of the Mi0 iipp Leagislattre, -was
naso a prisoner as an ac1eisory to the
burni: g. le was ahot ; it. is suppos.
ed imm taily. Last night there wats
another fte destroying the church
and other building. A nceeting
of the citizeils was h 1d, an. a
sadfety comnittee to co-opbtate with
the Sheriff in preserving order, was
appoitetod. All is now qui-,t. Stur
gesp) Mayor. from Connecticut, who
has beci a fonienterof attife In . the
town, took the Northern bound train
last -ight, protnisitng never to retirn.
A counuitiee arrived here this even.
ing to confer with Governor Alcorn im
Property of Confederates to be Restored
The Supreme Court of the United
S .e l.tely rendered a dociion in
whinvt the louurt declared to be niull
aid void ceitain legal pruceodings
taken before a court in . Memphis, in
1863, ujile that city was itt posses
sion of the Unitod .States tipop,
against one Thomas A. Nelt-en, anciti.
zen of that place, but then a resident
within the lines of the Confederate
army. It was pronounced by Mr.
Justice Bradley-all the Judges con
curring, except Chief Justiee Chase
who was absent. By this deeision,
no sale of property, moi tgaged or not
mortgaged, belonging to absent Con
todetatea, made by virtue of C"; de.
cree of any court within any . ilace
held by the forces of the 'ited
Statvs, conivsyied~any titlcio bk e.
chaser thereof. All such sales and
proceedings are null and void, and
the property mubt be delivered back
to the owner thereof, provided ie was
a resident in the Confederacy and ad
hered to the Confederate States Gov
oronment, and thus unable to appear
in court in his own defence ; this on
principles of international ltiw and
under the laws of war.
In describing the opening of the
Forty-seeond Congress, the Washing
ton Patriot says: "The general
physiognomy of the House of Repre.
sentatives has greatly improved. On
Saturday, when the carpet.baggers,
aoallawsgs and negroes, who claim
to represent the Southern States
he Africans l:eing by far the best of
the lot-appeared to be sworn in,
there was a general expreision of dis
gust, even anong the Ridicals, who
are to be assoei:ated with this tiibo is
colleagues. But when. the Deno
eratic and Conservative members from
the South-the real representuives
of the people-presented themselves1
ait the bar, the contrast was so atriking
and impressive, that intvolunetary ap
pilac testified the appreciation from:
the tloor a-td the g4lorie.-." Trhe I
timnorc Sun's corr'spondent, speaking
of the diroawing of aeats in the House~,
of Rleprosentative.s, says : "Two of
the unegro members, Tiurnter, of A laba
ma, and Elliott, of South Carolina,
were modestly contented with sets onl
the outer r ow ; but RI tiney, WVall and
Delarge miarolhed boldly up to eon
tipicietu# pltnces in theo vicintity 0.
General Banks ; Cobb, of North Cagro
hina, from choice, and Mayntard, of
Tennuessee, fromt both necessity anid
choice, took seats as near the Africans
as they could get "
The World tells t he following story :
Mr. Maguire, of Boston, lately ro
ceived a telegram from this city, say.
ing that Mr. Jamtes Fi-k and H. W.
Beepher met in lHroadwny near Dr,
Heombold's ''Datmter" flag-ataff.
"Heew is that for high 1'' said Fisk.
"You-know how it is youreolf," re
torted Beber, whereupon Fivk .hit
him full in the face. A struggle
ensued, in which- the venerable Hor-.
aoe Greehy, who chanced to be passing
by, took part. All three gentlheintb
wore taken to the Tloombs, *here. the
fight was renewed-by Flsk, who drew
a revolver and shot ileecher and Gree
ley.' The former d ied'inAtahntIf, 'abd
theilatter- s'not ex jooted to re'ooer."
Aa a masnura'db -ballat fiidge
por~eon ,'whenethe -masks wr
wTibovea,. ode'a any "who had .bea
-dimsIngtieierst ~kId' with a lady
fIn:C4hiesoa s'ras fornd to beedlerm
go woman said *he tho'ight6 seek
otW a ll tesusawn Mmpu-.
vogne at balls- andi evening par led
donsuuIn*ion IE assa Qn the herna
The Consolidation Jugg e,
The last state of t1he 0:cenvillO
Swindling Bill is worce than its fin.t.
This will be seou by a brief itatenient
of the relations'of tho State to the
Blue Ridge aknd he Greenville and
Columbia Railroada, anid of the
chatiges in those relutioens sought to be
effected by the Consolidation Bill.
1. The State of Suth Carolina has
enidureed bonda of the Greenville and
Coluiia is iirtnd Company amoura t
g to $1426,543 80. To rcuire the
8 aUtue rgait los-, the whole of the
property of the com pany is mortyaged
to the 8 ate. TAkintog mte otnider
tit-i te.he co-t of the Grceent ille road,
ua.d its present earait is. unliquel;
tioaibble that the State is a1iply se.
eured by its nso tange upon the prop
erty Snd frarchimes of the comipany.
2. The State of South Garohnia hua,
uaranteed the - bonds of the Blue
Ridge Railriid Company to th.
aumount of $4,000,000, and holds, a:
security, a fir. mortgage upon the
whole estate, proj.erty and funds of
the counpany, now posesesed or here.
afer to be acquired. This was the
best security that anl incon.plete
railroad could give. There was ihe
further condition that three muilliona
of the Blue Ridge i'onds should tnt
be dispose d uf for less than ,, thrt a
millions it currency."
-'I his is, in a fe w wordit the present
condition of affairs. The State hav
ing guaranteed $l,500,000 aid $4,
000,000, respectively, to the Green
ville and Blue Ridge roads holds a
firtst inortgage upon all property of
the companies to the extent of the
ropoeot ive guararntees.
T he Consolidation bill proposes to
unite the two couipanies upon condi
tion that the State(l)ratifies Its en
dorsement of the Blue Itidge bonds,
(2) repeala the section of the not of
1868, wh ich requires the $8,00o,000
of bonds to be sold at par, and (3)
p istpunes its first lien tso that the
S-ate claim shall come in subsequent
to all the mortgages and encuibrau
ces now existiog. The effect of this
arranigenient would be :
1. Upon the Greenville road the
State would give up a complete secu
rity, in the shape of a mortgage, and
take a subsequent mortgage of no
2. Upon the Blue Ridge road the
State would give np all the security
it has, and get nothing in returii.
As soon as thc ('eon -olidation Bill
ias-sed. the Greenville Ring, who ate
the Consolidators, uuder another name
would have at their command $4.
000,000, of guaranteed bonds, which
they night sell at any time and at
any price. With the proceeds of
these bouds tney could get the Green
ville Ritag out of their financial
troubles, and put the present Gicen
ville road in order. In other words
the $4,000,000 would be laid out for
the benefit ofthe Greenville Road nnd
the Greenville Rting, and not in con
ploting the Blue Ridge Road. This
I6 too clear to need any demon-tration.
The Ring failed to get $2,000,000 on
their own acoount. They now turn
round and ask for the $4,000,000
which belong to the Blue Ridge
Road.- Charkstoin News.
We copy the following from tl e
Caroliua 8part an, of t he hst instant,
whieh shoaa that the seales are graduI.
ally.droppjng fron' the ey.e or the
colored people who have for a long
timne safiered theine'lves to bee dupeed
by an unstrupuloua. horde fof unprin
Mir IXditor:-I have heretofore
acted an~d soted with the Racdical
party. I did honestly and truely
believe that it w.a ny interest to do
so, and that that party was the color
edl man's friend' ; but I am now maost
thoroughly cuonvinced of my error,
aond perfectly disgH.tC with their
sets anmd doings, as.d do now bencefor
ward renounce all connection or ac
tion with said party now awl' forever.
I did not vote at the last election,
because I then entertained my pres
ent opiuions of Radiesh'. Respect
fully, ISA IAil UROWN.
"Aj Free Country."
The Emperor William has Issued a
cabinet order, In which the muarriages
contracted by office-re of his' army,
without his contsent before the eamn.
p'uign, are declared illegalk To legal
ise them,sew marriagen, with pre
vieus imiporial coluees, are oceessary.
It isnot generally. kuuwu that .Prus-'
sin ~ga gs i t ob ezpresa
consnt o Clee Avn iEigt'O' 'co traot
legal man. ige. The 14ew York Post
abs that stb Is the feet.
'The' ydejteedy vitb ih rich
tief an't die dig oa~g "to de
ailiipg ,belite. Tivi ,t4 remark.
Mi it ell 6Itdhs Aeli r Nes
nlien af toQ iair&i f6p botes, and
ig of 6b. mlthloaes are 01.1
Dentb of Uishop Andrew.
This belovod, venerable, and abl
divine (if the Methodist Church Sout
died in Mobile ont Thursday last, i
the seventy-eighth year of his age
lie reached it very eO(loUent bermloti
the Sud4y before he died, iu Nuw Or
leans, and was soon after strioket
with paralysis ; rallying slightly, h
(ndeavored to reach his home it
Suniervillo, Alabama, but only suo
e.tided in getting its far as Mobile
Ile eintered the South Carolina Con.
fereieo in 1812 ; was ordained Dlea.
con in 1814, and EIder in 1816; wats
elected or ordained Hishop in Phila.
delphia in 1832. In all these years
he wUs in the active itinerant soevice,
and died in the ministeriAl sorrice.
Aln action of his led to the division
of the Methodist Church. 1l e ar
ried a lady who owned slaves. At a
sesion of the Conference in New
York, Bishop Andrew was requebted
to resign by many of the Noithern
m1ll1listers on this account. The South,
er men dooming the request an insult
to then, submitted a proposition for
a Chli ti:an parting and division of
property, which was accepted. The
separation was cirected. A year claps
:d, and it was found the North want.
ed all the property. Suit was com
meneed by the South for her share,
and both the Courts below and the
Supreme Court of the United States
decided in favor of the Southern
Uhurch. It was at this time that
Henry Clay, a warm friend of Binhop
Andrew, renrked with the spitit of
prophecy that the Northern fanaticism
of that church was the entering wedge
to the dissolution of the Union.
Tte Southein miinisters met in
Louisville, Kentucky, in liy, 1845,
and established the Church Sonth -as
distinct front that North. Bishop
Andrew presided over the Confer
In the death of this beloved disci
ple, one of the brightest lights in the
Methodist denomination and Cit ititian
world has gone out, and a life closed
which was full of the noblest and
purest illustrations of the very high
Danuiel Webster's p1!01 wi r lmi Buler.
For seveanl 11it lh vt was a
bharing DM)Ioer..k. lie itas a dele
g.ite to all national conventions, and
made himself con-picuous by bis
.crvile devotion to the slaveholding
interest. At the trial of Dr. Web
ster, Butler attracted some notice,
and a gentleman who had met hii in
conversation and taken a strong aver
sion to him, asked Daniel Webster if
he know the man Butler, and what
ti re wasof hilm. "I have seeti him,
sir," was the reply. "le is what we
call a sharp practitioner. A pert,
pushing lawyer, supertiially, e-luoa
ted, with the impudence of the devil
and at conscience to niatch." "Such a
man Iight be dangeious. Is he like
ly to attain a position in whic he
con do much mischief?" "No, sir
no danger of that. Je is certain to
be hung before he reaches a position
of that kind.''
Are They to bc Ove'latughed I
It is said that the Southern Radi
cals are clanorous at Washington
for a share oif the spoils of Congress.
Tlhey want to be recognized in the
org anisation of that body. But, we
are told, there is a feelitig atmong the
Northern Radicals somewhat opposed
tot their recognition. The Vice
President and chief officers of the
Senate, as weill as the Speaker, Cleik
and other softioi,le of the House, are
all ftran the N01th and West, anud do
not seemi to renmetmber that thtero is
a Sou-h, when the spoils are to be
distributed. Tisii tnegleot the South
Oet Iada are disp~osed to resent, and
intimate that there will be a row iD
thte camp if they should be overlook.
ed in the dis ribution of patroniage
to be made by the new Corngress
WVe htope they will be, and that the
North and West will monopolize all
having no desire to see men rewarded
for treason to their own kindred anc
Draparlure of Freedmen for Liberia.
A company of freedmen from Ken
tackey smiled on Wedntesday fror
New York in the bark TJhiormas Pop
for Liberia ini West Africa, undoerth
care of Rev. M. D. Hferadon, for six
teen, years a missionary in the IBas
nation. Sax hundred freedmen hav
applied for passage toLiberia on th
1st of November. VThe largest oot
panies reside in North Caroline
'Georgia, and Itantticky.a The -ls
expedition, containing one hundre
and ninety-four freodment, whic
mailed from Portsmotith, Va., in N<
venber last, reactied :Monvovia, til
capital of Liberia, on the 23de of .Di
comber, without. a death and all 1
good health. Enoh family receive
twenty -ive acres of fertile land an
provisions free for six monthA.
*A nu'mber of Pottawottamnle oblef
in full, Indian oostaime, visited Sheu
dasyheadqu~ers In Cicg
opptly. 1It.s supposed tbas.ms.ic
was frieputpose of frranging f<
tW ftedoff of-ieSV st ~ Pleg~e
lately dioowered by Sheridan'e ind<
The Power of a Corporal.
3 The Western Democrat relates the
I following story concorniog Hon. J.
I M. Bennett of that place, who was
Auditor of the State of Virginia du.
ring the war :
On ono oucasion during the war,
when provisions were worth almost
their woight in gold in Richmond,
and Confederate money at its lowest
ebb, it was Mr. Bennett's custom to
go to market early in the morning.
On his return at the time we speak
of, as he was wending his way home
with about $300 or $400 worth of
provisions in a little basket, a soldier
with gun and bayonet, and "in battle
array," marcho hurriedly up to him,
and slapping him on the shoulder,
said : "Sir I want you-you are
conscripted into the army I'
"I seukon not," said Mr. Bennett.
"I an not liable to military duty."
"I have hoard that'sort of talk be
fore," said the soldier, "so on you
'But," said Mr. Bennett, "I am a
"You can't come that game over me.
I've told you to go on ; and if you
dozi't, I'll touch you up wit h the bayo
"Well take me to Governor Lotoh.
"The devil take Governor
"Then take me to General Breek
"I have nothing to do with him-so
go on I'
t1% ell, take me to Jeff. Davis, then."
"fD-m Jeff. Davia I General Lee
commands us fellors, and (making a
threatening motion) if you don't go
on I'll prick you u p-thatl's all I"
There was no help for it, end Mr.
Bennett trudged along. At last,
seeing a lady of his acquaintance, lie
handed her his basket, with inbtruo
tious to tell his family that they
would find him at Castle Thunder.
Just as they were passing Broad
street Theatre, another soldier, bear
ing upon his armsthe itl ripes of a cor.
poral, happened to see him, and com
ing to the guard he said : "What
are you doing ? This is Mr. Bennett
-a State officer-you can't take
"Ob l" said the guard, "of course
it's all right If you say so," and
walked off leaving his late prisoner at
M1r. Bennett than turned to the
corporal, and, raising his hat, made a
most profound bow. "Sir, said he
"you are the greatest man In the
army I What Gov. Letcher, Gen.
Brookiurlilge, rnd Jeff. Davis could
not do, you did with all the ease in
the world. I assure you that if [
ever entered the army, I should
make it a cotidition precedent that I
should hold the office of corporal."
Gen, Lee's Favorite Hymn.
The following was General Lee's
favorite hymn, and it has been a
source of comfort to Christians ever
isince it was written, which was about
1785, by the Rev. John Kirkhaman
EnglishtMohodlhL. U wasssung Over
the remains of the dead hero just
prior to their commitment to earth
"dust to dust-ashes to ashes."
How firm a foundation ye Saints of
of the Lord,
Is laid for your Faith in is Excel
lent word I
What more can He say than to you
He bath said,
You who unto Jesus for, refuge have
"Fear not, I am with thee ; 0 be not
I, I am thy God, and will still give
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and
eause thee to stand.
Upheld by my Righteoue, Omnipo'
"When thro' the deep waters I call
thee to go,
The river of woe shall shall not then
For 1 will be with thee thy troubles
And santify to thee thy deepest die.
"When thro' fiery trials thy pathway
* yshall lie,
5 ygrace, all sufficient, shall be thy
S supply ;
-The flame shall not hurt thee ; I only
S Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to
"E'en down to old age, all my people
a My 8overeign, Eternal, Unohangea
- Ad when boary haire shall their temn.
.Like lambs they shall still in my bo.
som be borne.
"The soul that on Jesus still lesus ft
r i ots wit tenot deserbto is f e
That Soul, tho' a'1 hell should e
nejflhver, no nit'r, Lo IIsRs for,
r Eight pattsof brideswet' - a be
s Ginatel Hotely Phi'ledekphitow
'day heat week, Tbo beebel or t~d