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A clergyman of Boston died at Blackwell's Island, a few days since, of delirium tremens. ?? Tennessee people are asking for military protection against Brownlow's colored regulators. The Montgomery (Ala.) Daily Mail nominates General Grant for next President on the Conservative ticket -?- Judge Hutchins, of the Western Georgia Circuit, has pronounced the Stay Law of that State unconstitutional. A good sort of a man in Maine was recently asked to subscribe for a chandelier for the church. "Now,'* said he, "what's the use of a chandelier? After you get it, you can't get anyone to play it" A Pennsylvania radical, who addressed the freedmen at Washington, a few nights ago, advised them to be industrious, to vote the radical ticket, and give up all idea of confiscation, as the party had done about all it could for them. A Canada paper says they have plenty pf money there. It is scarcely possible to take up a paper published in Canada, just now, without noticing .advertisments with the heading "Money to juoan. Spain is not a good place for dressmakers to receive royal patronage. Oueen Isabella recently imprisoned one of her milliners for being imprudent Enough to endeavor to collect, by legal means, a bill of some few thousand dollars, which it was not her pleasure to pay. The merchant prince, Stewart, of New York, returns $80 income this year; Clafiin $150. Both returned over $1,000,000 income last year. These merchants have sold more goods this year than during any year before. They sold for cash, and the losses are not attributed to bod debts. A citixen of Montgomery County, Indiana, was married recently for the sixth time. He has lost two wives by death, ope by elopement, and two by divorce. He still thinks matrimony a good in stitution, like the fellow who was so piously inclined that he joined the church four or five times.. Among recent productions in California, in the vegetable kingdom, are the following: A mangel wurtxel that weighed 118 pounds, a cabbage head of 53 pounds, a turnip of 26 pounds, a potato of eight pounds, a sweet potato of 15 pounds, a carrot of 10 pounds, an onion of 47 ounces, and a pumpkin of 260 pounds. But few years have passed since instrumental music in churches was regarded as sacrilege.? A bass viol was looked upon with righteous horror. A certain clergyman, whose judgment in the matter had been ignored, introduced public service as follows: "You may fiddle and sing the one hundred and twenty-fifth psalm." The Salt Lake Yideite tells a fishy story ol fishing in that vicinity, concluding as follows: "A short distance south of the cotton wood creek, trout are so plentiful that hooks and lines are unnecessary. All that is needed is a pair of India rubber boots, to keep the feet dry, and a shovel to throw the fish onshore." An English tavern-keeper recently illustrated punctuality in this wise. Speaking of one of his customers, he said: "He is the most regular man in Harwich; he comes and gets drunk every Saturday, and has done the same for teu years, except when his mother died, and that time he came cm Sunday. It is a grand thing to be punctual." The Petersburg Index contains a letter addressed by a number of respectable colored people in North Carolina to ex-Governor Wise, of Virginia, and Vane? of North Carolina, and Reverend Henry Williams, Jr., of Petersburg, Virginia, asking them to address them on the issues of the daji The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or nine at night," heard by a creditor, makes him easy six months longer; but if he sees you at a billiard table, or hears your voice at a tavern when you should be at work, he sends for his money next day. The ladies residing near Bull Run and Manassas have formed themselves into a society, to be known by the name of the Manassas Memorial Association, to re-inter and collect in one spot or cemetery the bodies of the Confederate dead, now scattered over many miles. Miss Susan M. Monroe, ho ororocmnndinor s/^reffirv of the association, has The President seems to have abandoned hii projected trip to the South ; at least, nothing i: now said about it. The pressure of official busi ness may prevent it altogether, or it may be sira ply postponed for a week or two. He has lately reoeived numerous invitations from his old friend; and neighbors to visit East Tennessee, and shoulc he go South at all; it is quite likely that he will ex tend the trip to his own State. ??Several years ago a political convention in i neighboring State nominated a ouiet well-to-d< farmer for tue office of Lieutentant Governor. Thi nominee graciously received the committee appoint ed to wait upon him at his residence, and after ex pressing nis thanks for the honor conferred upoi nim, informed the committee that he had neculia aualifications for Lieutenant-Governor, "for gen emen," said he, "that is just the office I hav held in my house for the past twenty-five years." A colored Baptist minister at Beaufort, S C., writing to the "Christian Record," among oth er things says: "Some of our v^hite ministeria friends do more in the way of procuring farms am keeping our poor race in ignorance, than anythip else. They pretend, when they are North, tha they would come down and do anything for our rac in the way of enlightening them; but, instead c this, when they see the cotton bag, they forget al about Christ and him crucified, and the saving c souls. A writer in a St. Louis paper, who has re centlv traveled through the States of North am South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, says tha deaths from starvation occur almost daily in the lc calities which he visited, and that many moremus occur before the corn crop matures, unless aid come from the North. He says the destitution through out the South is wide-spread and fearful, and re lates heart-rending incidents of starving peopl clamoring for bread. identified and had marked upwards of 600 graves. During a severe thunder-storm which visited Washington city last Monday afternoon, a lofty flagstaff, which stood in front of the gate at the cemetery of the old Soldiers' Home, was struck by lightning and shivered into fragments. A Congressional committee should be appointed, as soon as possible, to see if this work cannot be traced to some rebel in the torpedo business. A Washington despatch states that the Postmaster-General has decided to dispense with the official publication of the list of letters remaining uncalled for in post offices. The regulation seems lo have existed heretofore rather for the benefit of a few newspapers than for that of the general public. The list will hereafter be posted at the post-offices. ?? An abbreviation, not to be found in boolcs, is to be found on a tombstone in Dunkirk. The mourners intended to put an old aunt to sleep, with the customary phrase, "let her rest in peace, ' but the space on the stone gave out at the close of the word "her." The ready-witted sculptor, however, inserted the initials, and now the dear old lady sleeps beneath the laconic, but inelegant, epitaph,' "Let her rip." The Nashville Banner has received information by a private letter just received from Paris, and written by a gentleman who has every reason to know the facts, that Gen. John C. Breckinridge, who is at present in that city, will return to the United States immediately on the release of Mr. Davis. If Mr. Davis is not released but brought to trial, Gen. B. will wait the trial accordingly. The New York Times says jt is already understood to be the Duroose of Mr. Davis to set tc writing a book?giving a history of the secession movement, the Southern struggle, and his own adventures from December 1860, toMaJ* 1867. We doubt the truth of this report. Yet it may be true; and surely no one is better qualified for the task ol writing a hook which shall do justice to Southern motives and Southern measures. The commercial editor of the Watchman ana Reflector, in a report of the Lynn shoe market, notices as a curious fact the difference in shape required by various sections. '"The Southern ladies wear boots cut very high in the instep ; the ladiej of California and the Western States require t broad, wide boot; while for the trade of our Nev England cities a very narrow, delicate shapec boot is demanded." A correspondent of the New York Tribum telegraphs from Washington: "Reports to the Congressional Republican Executive Committee here from Charleston, state that General Sicklef oontemplates the appointment of one colored mar on each of the Boards of Registry in South Caroli na. This he does at the solicitation of the Unior men of the State. The rebel element has been bit terly opposing the thing, but General Sickles side: with the Unionists." A Washington correspondent tells a story which curiousjy illustrates the fame of Andrew Jackson. A citizen of Alabama, some thirty years ago, had issued to him a land title, which many rears afterwards was proved to have beeu irregularly granted. The Commissioner of the Land Office wrote to the holder of the title to demand its return. The reply from an illiterate man. probably a farmer in moderate circumstances, aid not attempt any legal arguments; the writer was content to notify the Government of the United States that the name of Andrew Jackson was signed to the warrant "Now tech it ef youdar!" he added. On yesterday two showily dressed colored girls, attended by a black servant woman, got into the street railway cars, and upon entering, one of the girls ordered the "mauma" to stavon the platform. A few minutes afterwards, tne conductor approached the "mauma" and requested her to take a seat inside, but she declined, saying, "Oh Lor' bless you massa, no, missus would'nt 'low it.'' The conductor then politely informed the mauma that she could not ride on the platform, and must . take a seat inside, whereupon she sat down beside her chocolate colored sister, who appeared quite indignant that black folks should be allowed to ride sideTby side with "ladies."?Charleston Mercury, \6th instant. % 4 * ^ mt ^orni'uic tpwpurn. EDITORS: JAS. E. WILSON ?. JAS. F. HART. YORKVILL.E, S. C.: THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 23, 1867. Cash.?It must be distinctly understood that our terms for subscription, advertising andjobi work, are cash, in advance. i X.?The paper will be discontinued on the expiration of the time for which payment has been made. A Subscriber finding a (X) cross-mark on ' the wrapper or margin of his paper, will understand that the time paid for has expired. WHAT'S YOUR NAME ? ' This is a question that the registering officer will be asking eveiy man who goes to him for the privi1 lege of voting. White men can answer this question without a moment's hesitation; hut it is not so with our new citizens who vary in color, from , light yellow to the blackness of "darkness visible." A freedman requires a few moments of consideration to decide upon his patronymic, or more prop1 erly, his surname. We know of some instances where this has been changed once or twice since , the war, there having been heretofore no rdle to guide the freedmen in the selection of names. This will probably be stopped, after freedmen have been registered as citizens. They will then be required to retain the names by which they are ' known at the ballot-box, at least we hope so; for it will produce endless confusion in the returns of < tax-collectors, and other district officials, as well as leave room for election frauds, if they are still nl lowed to" change tneir names ai pleasure. Our intention in bringing up this matter Is to , call the attention of freedmen to the propriety of each selecting some name which is to be permanently his own, and not liable to ct^pge every time ! he signs a contract And as there are several months yet ahead of them, they have ample time to select names to their taste. Long names will probably be the rage, as they have a more aristocratic sound, but we suggest that short ones are easier to spell and to write. Those freedmen who may have occasion to sign their names frequently, should carefully choose short surnames, as 'Suggs,' for instance. Many of them rejoice in long given names, and a short surname tacked on to it would produce a very euphonious appellation. Names are, in themselves, mere nothings, for "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet," and what is true of the rose, is also true of the freedman.? But it is time they were securing these "aiiy nothings" to themselves, as they will require a name by which to be registered, before they can vote. i ? ? < MR. DAVIS. [ The Richmond papers state that Mr. Davis left that city to make a brief visit to Canada, where his elder children have been at school for some time. The telegraph announces his arrival as far as New York, on his journey. He was at the New , York Hotel on the 16th, and was there called upon by Ben Wood and others. He avoids attracting , public attention as far as possible, and declines to . communicate with reporters. It is said that he intends returning to his old Mississippi home be1 fore long, to look after the remains of his former 1 possessions and to spend the remainder of his days there in peaceful seclusion, if permitted to do so. ? THE POISON WORKING. The efforts of Senator Wilson and his co-workers in the cause of Radicalism have already begun ; to yield their legitimate fruit, as was shown in the i Richmond riots, a brief account of which was given in' our last issue. The honorable Senator him, self has not yet raised any rows where he has been, but they follow in his track like the sparks behind a rocket. He was probably sent to the front by our new invaders because he is rather mild for a [ Radical, and as it were, to feel the way for the more mighty sons of thunder who are to follow in his wake. As soon as it became evident that Radi| cals would have audiences in the South, the "big TnHiana" Kpcmn tn nut on the war-Daint, and Con r * way, Kelly, and others of that stripe, have come ( South in quick succession. i These last-comers are the fire-brands, and we may expect to hear of disturbances wherever they ' go. Their evident object is to provoke violence, , claim military protection, and then tell the North that the South is not "loyal" and needs harsher legislation. But these fellows are, after all, of r very peaceable dispositions. They by no means [ are to be classed among the fighting pups. They . are merely the whelps that do the barking, and > when the stern joys of conflict begin and the big > dogs arc making the fur fly with savage energy, 1 these fellows will be found outside, adding much I to the din but nothing to the vim of the battle.? None of them, we believe, ever struck a blow for , the dear old flag or the "poorfreedman," in behalf i of whom they now expend so much angry breath. ; But now when the battle has been won, when the i old flag waves in undisputed sovereignty over all 1 the land, and last but not least, when the freedman has a vote, they crowd like vultur&s into the South, and try, by insult and slander, to provoke 5 some of the old fire from their disarmed antagonist5:. Kelly, the chief agitator, is already known 5 for statements which he made in Congress, concerns ing outrages in North Carolina, and which were " afterwards denied in the North Carolina Legisla' ture by representatives from the slandered coung ties. i This Judge Kelly recently provoked a riot in - Mobile on the 14th inst., in which several men were killed, and wounded. He began by insultingi ly stating that "he had come to discuss the right5 J of the negroes, which they were entitled to, and " * * ' " - - -- '?i 1 ...?1.1 a to Did aenance 10 an munrupuuu una wj mc nunu. He bad the Fifteenth regiment at his hack, and j if they proved inadequate, the whole United States r army would not.'' This strain was patiently borne - for some time, but at length some one in the crowd e made an interruption, upon which a promiscous firing of pistols took place. It is not known who fired the first shot, but the majority of the shots j were fired by colored men, very few white men being armed. The disturbance was finally quelled g by the military. The "Judge" was invited tc ,t speak again on the following night, but he dee clined, preferring to make his next effort in Montif gomery. The same speaker succeeded in getting up 1 a similar disturbance, though not so serious, in N. 1 Orleans. A disturbance has already occurred at Galveston, Texas, j We hope that South Carolina is to be spared a ,t visit from these public nuisances. The more re tired portions of the State may reasonably hope tc ,fc escape the scourge, however the cities and the 8 larger towns may fare. But if they do come in our midst, we would recommend to all our people, e both white and colored, to stay at home and allow these new lights to burn themselves out in solitude. ? You can learn nothing by going to hear them, and t there is no motive to procure hearers for them ex- 1 cept an idle curiosity, which in this had better I remain unsatisfied. This section 01 the State is as prosperous as any other, if not more so, and one ] prominent cause of our comparative prosperity is j that we have no political excitements. Our peo- J pie devote themselves to their daily business, leav- < ing political discussion alone, as a luxury which i they have no time to enjoy. May it long be so. f CLOVER. The Raleigh Sentinel calls the attention of farm- 1 era visiting that city to the crop of red clover now growing on the Capitol grounds. No fertilizer has , been put there, for several years at least, and du- ] ring the war the grass was much trampled by | those peripatetic philosophers, the "ragged old rebs." Yet, in spite of these drawbacks, a fine crop of red clover, mingled with blue grass, surrounds the capitol, which circumstance the Sentinel considers sufficient proof that clover will flourish v?iU 1: . ? ill iiunu vaiuuuu. ^ It is pleasant to learn that the capitol of the old Xorth State is "in clover," though the whole State is not, With her powers as a State suspended, it is well enough to turn her State-house out to.grass. The Herald speaks of her as "half-a-district," and . in present circumstances, she will probably claim to be the "better-half," leaving to South Carolina the wearing of "the breeches," for her half of the partnership. As tins union of the Carolina^ is involuntary, we hope that a divore may be procured by December. We have no objections to the old lady as a companion in District wedlock, but it would not perhaps be amiss to separate what man has joined together. But we have wandered from the subject, which i$ clover. It is a very good subject, and one that ought to receive more attention from farmers than it does, as it is one of the cheapest and most remunerative crops that can be raised anywhere. On this point, it was our intention to illustrate by a few examples. But the Sentindhas saved us that 1 trouble, and we quote what follows from that paper:. "Grass, meaning by this red-clover, blue-grass and timothy, is the basis of the wealth of the renowned Shenandoah Valley, in Virginia With these three varieties of grass, they have the vcnr finest of beef, butter, pork, horses, sheep and poultry; for all animals thrive on grass. Many a poor farmer can get rich on grass alone. Farms have been known to be made very fertUe with clover alone. We have heard of a man in Virginia who bought a poor farm of moderate size and planted it in clover. In a few years, one of the Marshalls gave this man eighteen hundred acrcs of land for his clover farm. i The same results can be had here, by the same means. It will afford pasture for summer, and hay for winter. And with an abundance of fat beef, fat horses, and such butter as nothing but clover and timothy will make, you can let the outside world wag on." DESPAIRED OF HIS COUNTRY. Hon. Elijah Hise, of Kentucky, who was a member of the last Congress and who was recently elected to the present Congress by a large majority, ramunitted suicide. ' Mr. Hise wais acknowledged by friend'and foe, to be intellectually one of the first men of the State, and, which is infinitely more honorable to him, one of the few pure patriots now left to this faction-tossed land. Such men can never be well spared, but at this time of all others, when the good and true are so few and far between, when the mass of our public men have abandoned themselves to a scramble for the spoils of office, the loss is irreparable. Brooding over the ills of the country, present and future, which he was unable to prevent, his mind gave way, and in a fit of temporary insanity, he slew himself.- He left behind him this brief note, containing the only explanation yet given, of his desperate act: "I can do my countiy no good; and therefore, I seek relief in the tomb." This pathetic sentence may sound like hypocrisy or folly to some, but its sentiment is felt to a greatr er extent than is generally known. Few, it is true, have ventured on the awful crime ? for crime it is?of Mr. Hise; yet there is little reason to doubt that this very feeling of despair shortened the days of many old people, just before the decease of the Confederacy, and the doubts that cloud the future of our professedly reconciled country are yet gradually pressing the life from the hearts of those who think much about them.? The future ispobably more portentous of evil than ever before. No mortal man can tell what will be the result of the bloodless but no less dangerous struggle that is now going on in this country, between the radicals and their competitors for power. Is it any wonder that the contemplation of the yet unsettled problem should drive to despair one of the ablest and purest statesmen of t he age? Still it is wrong to grieve too much over troubles which cannot be helped. However much the breaking of a noble heart beneath the torturing ills of life is to be deplored, the means by which Mr. Hise sought relief must be condemned by every right thinking man. Endurance is the duty of true manhood, endurauce, strengthened by a firm reliance upon the justice of that Providence which overrules all the events of life. When cherished principles arc for the time overthrown, when might usurps the place of right, when innocence is oppressed and guilt rides in unblushing triumph, men are apt to forget that God rules. But it is none the less true that he does rule, and will ultimately bring evil to destruction and righteousness to honor. Then let us not despair; whatever destiny awaits our country, we may rest assured that all toHI with us in the end. if we onlv do , oar duty and leave the rest to heaven. MERE-MENTION. In 1S00 the population of the United States was 5,305,0(H), while the church members 350,000* In 1800 the population was 31.000,000 and over?the church members, 5,855,263. The Boston Advertiser thinks beef hasn't been so high as now, since the cow jumped over the moon. It is proposed in various quarters?Republican as well ' as Democratic?to impeach and remove Judge Underwood for his recent charge to the Grand Jury of the United States District Court in Richmond. One room in a street in London Vas recently found to contain a man and his wife, three children and fifteen dogs. The man was a dogbreeder by occupation. A New Haven fishhook company turns out not less than one tfhndred and eighty millions of brook, river and deep-sea hooks every year. Two illegitimate children, in Cincinnati, have sued as legal heirs for the property of their parents, and the Court has decided in their favor. An exchange says that "bridal envelopes, so extensively advertised for sale, means simply night-gowns." As the color and general appearance of a stream at its mouth will tell something of the soils through which it has i flowed, so in old age, the man bears marks of all the changes through which he has passed. It is just as wise to hammer a crow-bar that mashes I your finger, as to reason with a man who has made i up his mind. "Evil communications corrupt i good manners" as the editor said when he cursed 1 the manuscript he could'nt read. The best i place to dig for gold is in the corn-field. Golden i cars are splendid nuggets. "Can you tell me, i sir, how to find the Sheriff's office?" "Yes, sir; every time you earn five dollars, spend ten." 1 A widow in Erie, Pa., has advertised a "grand ? hop," to pay the expenses of her husband's func ral. A correspondent of the Memphis Ava lanchc writing from Helena, in Arkansas, says it is i the universal belief among the negroes of that State that Southern homesteads are very shortly i to be confiscated by Congress and handed over to them. "A New York paper has the temerity i to hint that some of the funds devoted to the printing of tracts might properly be applied to saving i people from death by starvation. A number **?--IT* J 1\A fll/1 foil ! oi weaaings are sum tu uu uj ?.uv i ors' strike in Paris. The Greenville papers announce the death of Prof. P. C. Edwards, of the r Furman University. It is estimated that two hundred thousand negroes have learned to read in he South within the last two years. 'Bennington, Vt, has a law suit growing out of a Divine ticking one of his congregation out of his hou4e. No slave in Cuba can now be sold at a higher price than $500. W. B. Marsh, President, ind E. D. Hampton, one of the Directors, of the Bank of Lexington, N. C., have been arrested, by jrder of Gen. Sickles; on the charge of embezzling the specie of the bank at the time of Gen. Johnson's surrender. ."It is asserted that in New Fork, in certain indolent and fashionable families, men call regularly to wind up the clocks. Several jewelers keep parties for this service, and dispatch them daily on regular "beats." Basil Duke is canvassing for a newspaper in Tennessee. ExSenator Iverson, of Georgia, sells fuel for a living. Commodore Hollins, who commanded the Confederate fleet at New Orleans, is now the Crier of the City Court of Baltimore. "The tobacco crop of the United States is reported at 330,501,500 pounds for the year 1866. This is a falling off of 104,600,000 pounds, as compared with the crop of 1860. Governor Wise is going to New York to practice law. It is reported that General Pope offered to make James L. Seward Governor of Georgia, in place of Governor Jenkins, and that he declined the honor. Mr. Seward is a prominent citizen of Thomasville, Ga. The indefatigable Mr. Alger is thinking out another book. It M * ? tt-.X ra.-n.-ji n will be called "rbei'ersonainiaiory 01 mei/cvu. The subject certainly comes home to us all. editorial""inklings. Gen. J. B. Magrnder. This distinguished ex-Confederate General is, it is stated, about to settle in St Louis, Mo., where lie will go into the liquor business. From all accounts, the general is well qualified to excel in this line, as he bears the reputation of being a "judge of good whisk*./," though, like many other gallant officers of that ill-starred army, he must have been frequently reduced to the abject necessity of drinking the most Aecrable "popskull."? The defenders of the starry cross had many sacrifices to make, many privations to endure; but we fear that some of its most renowned and conspicuous champions felt mean whiskey, scare at that, to be the "most unkindest cut of all" the buffets they received from the unpropitious fates. If the gallant" Magruder was one of these, his reported intentions are indicative of a determination to take amends for past privations, and also a desire to be thoroughly reconstructed, for good whiskey is a prominent ingredient of modern patriotism. The Stamper Stamped. Senator Wilson has been allowed to walk over his self-chosen track through the South, pretty much without opposition, partly because his oratorical displays do not seem to demand answers from his opponents. But the main reason why he has had the fun all to himself, is that he professes to speak by invitation in every place he visits, and politeness keeps Southern men from turning his harangues into discussions. At Montgomery, however, he invited, or rather challenged, any man to meet him before the crowd. The gauntlet was no sooner thrown down than it was accepted by Gen. James H. Qjanton, who administered to the roving ambassado? of Radical peace and good-fellowship a regular extinguisher, in the way of a reply. As w? intend publishing Gen. C's speech in our next issue, we will give no synopsis or extract from it at present. But we ore glad to announce that the prosy crusader has at length found a champion to dispute his stereotyped misrepresentations of the history of Southern slavery. More Progress. ?? It is stated that a Connecticut paper, the Winsted Herald, has added to its "standing heads'' ed sufferer. Missed his Calling. ?- Rev. Henry Ward Bccchcr contracted with Bonner, of the N. Y. Ledger, to furnish a novel for the columns of that paper. His story has commenced, but it falls far below public expectation.? Though pre-eminently gifted in the getting up of "fictions," to illustrate his politico-religious harangues upon the. sins of those who differ from him in opinion, he seems unable to weave a long-continued story. His sister, Mrs. H. B. Stowe, can "give him two and the deal,"?if we may bo allowed so worldly a simile in speaking of such pious characters ?and beat him with ease. The reverend gentleman ought to be satisfied with his pulpit and philanthropic fictions, as he has cqlipsed all competitors in that line. His masterly effort at the Cooper Institute last winter professedly in behalf of Southern widows and orphans, but really against them, will compare favorably, as a work of fiction, with Baron Munchausen's hitherto unequalled narratives.? Philanthropy is his forte; there is more money in it for him, than in any thing else he can go at But if he will write stories, there is one theme on which he could out-rival the gorgeous fables of the Arabian nights, if he would. Let him resume Mrs. Harriet's, story of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and, in the present scarcity of provisions, are a serious nuisance, wherever they exist For the benefit of those of our readers who may be the entertainers of these unwelcome guests, we publish a receipt taken from an agricultural paper. It is so cheap as to be within the means of aD, and it is recommended as an infallible rat-exterminator.? The author of the receipt says: "Take a bunch of matches and soak them over night in a teacupful of water?then take out the matches, thicken the water with Indian meal to a stiff dough, adding a spoonful of sugar and a little lard?lay it about the premises, where the rats (and nothing else] will get it. I have tried different kinds of exterminators, with poor success, until I tried this. Rats are now strangers about my premises, and make short stops when they call, ana go away with a terrible squeak and a terrible griping in the stomach." An Improvement. An Exchange says: The Buffalo and Erie Railroad Company have adopted for their trains an inveution called the "Hand Station Indicator." Its object is to .do away with the custom of crying out each station, by having a "machine" in each car which indicates in succession the several stations as the train approaches them. The names of the stations are' on white cloth, which is moved by rollers, and each turn of the rollers brings the name of the next station to view, after the manner of some counting-room calendars, at tne same time striking a bell which calls the attention of passengers to the change. It is operated by the hand of the conductor or brakeman. The general heading under which the name of the station appears is: "This train next stops at -?The invention appears to meet a long existing want, and will undoubtedly find favor with other railroad companies. An Apt Comparison. Some Southern correspondent of a Northern Journal, reflecting on the condition of the South, is, after the manner of the late lamented, "reminded of a little anecdote," as follows: In the old flush times a passenger on a river boat accosted a little negro boy with an inquiry usual at that day: "Who do you belong to?" "Don't know, sir," answered the boy. "Why don't you know?" "When I come aboard I blongs to raassa Sam White, but last night he went me on two little par. an' de clerk ob de boat he win me. Den Kunnel Smiff he beat de derk on a bluff, an' he had me last, so I dunno, massa, who I blongs to till de gamedtfses." The South is in the same situation. A Vow Performed. The Charleston Mercury gives the following inci that of ".Divorces,' wnicn comes Detweeu iue marriages and deaths. This statement, if true, only proves that the Connecticut editor wishes to perpetrate a joke on the increasing number of divorces in that State ; not thaj there is really any need of such a heading, to meet the wants of the time.? But if the frequency of divorces is so great as to admit of a-joke, it is evidence of "progress," in the modern sense of the term, among the people'of the "land of steady habits." The only way in which this "progress" in Connecticut can directly affect this section, is in its adding to the shoals of school-marms and female lecturers who are to come here to shed light upon (African) darkness. When a woman has broken up a home by getting a divorce, her usual course is to plunge into the world for that social enjoyment which she failed to find at the fireside. If she has any literary pretensions and is at all "progressive," she is apt to take up the pen or mount the rostrum. Of course she becomes the champion of the injured, and declaims against the wrongs of her sex, or does battle for the oppressed African. Whether woman has a peculiar sphere or not, one thing is certain; veiy few leave that supposed sphere unless they foil to shine in it Disgorging. Mr. John McDonald, of Michigan, lately coughed up a spring lizard, some four inches in length, while engaged at the interesting ceremony of eating his dinner. . This gentleman is one of Sherman's retired heroes, and he is disposed to consider his little Jonah a relic of the rebellion.? He distinctly remembers drinking out of a spring in Georgia, in 1864, (probably when wearied by a vigorous assault upon some rebel hen-roost,) when he "thought he swallowed something." This is a rather tough story?not the swallowing part, however, for Sherman's bummers "gobbled up" bigger things than spring-lizards, in their efforts to suppress,the rebellion. But it is very remarkable that the reptile could stay so long?three years np.irlr?in Mr. M's stomach. If the story is true, Congress owes it to the nation to take measures at once, for relieving the stomachs of others of that patriotic army. There is no telling what Sherman's chicken-scratched veterans may have swallowed, and one million dollars would be well expended in "Dead Shot," for their use. The great Tecumseh, himself, has evidently something on his stomach or conscience, which are in this case synonymous terms, as he is going to'Palestine for relief. A bottle of "Dead Shot" is respectfully suggested as a simpler remedy lor the distinguish where sheicft off. The "nigger question is almost exhausted; but a story describing the joys of bis freedom and the luxury iu which freedmcn live, would give ample room for the display of Mr. Beecher's inventive powers. If he will only call it "Uncle Tom's Paradise, or The year of JubUo," he may achieve as great a success as his sister, that is if ho will give imagination as full play as she did in "Uncle Tom's Cabin." To get rid of Rats. Many are the devices of stratagem and poisonous prescription, that have been contrived to exterminate these annoying intruders upon the privacy of store-rooms, corncribs, &c. Yet they still survive the murderous plota of their enemies, dent, which occurred as a consequence of Mr. Davis' release. We congratulate the gentleman alluded to, on getting rid of those hirsute appendage^ which, at this season of the year are more appropriate to an individual of the Gididmus Capricornut species, than to one of the human /ace divine. About two years ago, when Mr. Jefferson Davis was first thrown into prison, a vow was made by a veteran typo, and respected citizen of Charleston, that he would neither cut his hair nor trim his beard, until the distinguished captive should be again set at liberty. The citizen referred to is a man of much weight and great rotundity of person, and the power of endurance which he displayed in remaining faithful to his vow, during the terrible heat of lost summer, can be better imagined than described. The first summer, it was not so bad? neither his hair nor his beard having then grown to an inconvenient length, and in the winter the additional covering was only comfortable. We congratulate our friend that he has been released from his vow before a third summer had set in, a blessing which the few days of hot weather we have already had, must have disposed him to appreciate. The telegraph boys last night were wild with excitement under the effect of three startling pieces of intelligence, all in one day?the injunction bills were dismissed?Mr. Davis was out of prison ?and Mr. had cut his hair and shaved. A Female Cicero. The New York correspondent of the Charleston Mercury has been to hear Miss Anna Dickinson, and thus describes his impressions of her beauty and her eloquence: When Phillips fiuished his speech, I noticed a female head rising behind two very old ladies in drab. The old ladies in drab moved aside, and a plump, well formed body came forward, carrying the female head with it The head was a peculiar one. It looked rather flat, but this defect fras made up for in breadth. The hair was cut short, like a school girl's, and hung over the forehead in such a way that there was hardly any forehead to be seen, The face was broad and plump,.the features regular and rather pretty, and the expression not unpleasant, exactly, but a little bit tigerish. This was Anna Dickinson. She stepped briskly to the footlights, and began the speech. She held a few slips of paper in her hand, which she occasionally turned over and consulted. At first she spoke in a sing-song tone that reminded me of a reading class in school, but presently she got warmed up, and I concluded that a curtain lecture from her would not be pleasant. Her voice is# strong and somewhat sonorous, and there is a trill in it when she is most earnest, that impresses and rather pleases one. But she is fearfully'Radical. I couldn't stand much of her speech, and I^ame awftv with the imm-ession that her husband, when she gets him, won't care much for going out to hear female speakers. She will be able to give him as much talk as he can stand. The Grave of Gen. Cleburne. The Mississippi Index publishes the following extract from a private letter, which describes the church near.which Cleburne lies buried, and the incident which led to the selection of this spot for his resting place: Ashwood is merely a distinguishing name for a neighborhood. A post office on one side of the Mount Pleasant roau, and an Episcopal chapel on the other, constitute its nucleus. Of the former I have nothing to say?connected with the latter there is a legend that may interest you. We have heard much of the ivy-mantled cathedral towers of Europe. They are not mythical. I have not seen them, but I have seen the tower at St. John's at Ashwood. English ivy covers it from summit to foundation stone in lavish greenery, in close embrace, justifying the old poetic idea of affection in the plant for the thiug which supports it. The church though small is symmetrical, and of unmixed Gothic architecture. It stands upon a knoll a short distance from the road, in a grand old wood that the dryads canntft but love, ana that breathes out from its dim recesses the potent influences of silence, of mystery, and of undefinable awe, which must have added materially to the impressiveness of the ceremonial of the Druidical worship of the Celtic nations. * In front of this really beautiful church, Pat Cleburne paused as he was going to glorious death on the bloodiest field of the war, ana said to his attendants?"How quiet, how peaceful the spot looks! It seems to me that the dead would sleep well in a place like this." Thus the hero spake and knew not that he spake prefiguring words, for after that night of carnage before the fire-girdled works of Franklin, his friends rememberinghis musings before the church of St John's, bore his body Mek to its quiet shades,^ where it rests with those of (jrranbury, StahJ, and some otners or tne bravest of the army of Tennessee, who died fighting by his side. This afternoon in company with , I visited his grave, and as I stood Dencath the overhanging trees, dank with recenfrrain. found myself involuntarily repeating (and for tne first time realizing their full significance) the threadbare lines: "And Ardennes waves above them her green leaves, Dewy with nature's tear drops as they pass, Grieving, If aught Inanimate ever grieves, Over the unreturnlng brave." With uncovered head, I looked upon the lowly resting place of "This iuheritor of unfulfilled renown?this Sidney of the South, and while standing there, the memory of Stonewall Jackson rose up fresh and vivid, intertwining with that of Cleburne. At first I could not understand the association, but in a moment I recalled certain words of the great Virginian, spoken while en route to the scene of his last earthly triumph, and all was plain. It was the eve of the fight at Chancellorsville. The day was sultry, and his weary command happened to halt for a few moment's rest on the barren side of a stream, the opposite shore of which was heavily wooded. Here it was that he said to the men?"Let us cross over the river, and rest beneath the shade of the trees." BST" The Dundcrherg, the largest vessel built in this country, and the most formidable steam ram afloat, has been sold by her builders to France for $3j000,000. Congress at its last session gave the builders permission to sell her, and tho first offer they obtained was from Chili. France, however, bid higher and carried off the prize. As France already has an iron-clad navy, this vessel will be of great use to her, and add to ner superiority at sea ' d case of an European war. LOCAL ITEMS. , ?. HEW ADVEBTISEMEHTS, J. B. Williams?Watches for Sale. Andrew Jackson?Tax Notice. Joshua Glover, PineviHe, N. C.?Dogs Lost. . Wm. E. Rose?John H. Morgan. W. Paine, M. D., Philadelphia, Pa.?Philadelphia University, New Bdoks and University Journal of Medicine and Surgery. Homosley <fc Asher?Selling at Cost JOB PBIHTISa. The proprietor of theJENQUiREE has just received a full supply of new material for printing job work of all descriptions. With a great variety of type and the most improved machinery, he is now prepared to print circulars, hand-bills, cards, pamphlets, catalogues, and all other kinds of job work, as neatly and on as good terms as any other printing establishment in the State. H0B8E THIEF. On Tuesday last, a party of gentlemen from Catawba County, N. C., passed through this place in charge of a young horse thief, securely handcuffed aud on his way back to the scene of his villany, for trial. We learned incidentally that the young rascal had stolen a mule from a citizen of Catawba, and had made his way to Chester in this State, where he attempted to dispose of the animal. His demeanor excitine susDicion. he was promptly arrested and caged, confessed his guilt, and the name of the owner of the mule, who being apprised of the fact, came for his property, and found it al' right Both the mule and thief were delivered to him by our State officers?the latter to have justice meted out to him by a jury of his neighbors. COMMENDABLE. The freed people of this town have for several months past, been devising means to raise necessary funds for the establishment of a school for oolored children. Last week a committee of three from this class, canvassed the town asking subscriptions "from their white friends in sufficient amount to. buy a lot for the erection of the proposed building. In a short time, the amount required was subscribed. It is understood that the Bureau will appropriate funds sufficient to erect the building, when the site is furnished. We commend the spirit manifested by our citizens in this matter, and consider the contribution a compliment to the freedmen, well deserved by their orderly deportment and general good conduct Our Northern neighbors say that we burn the school houses and churches of these people 1 Let jkem read this paragraph and consider. v. YORK DI8TBI0T BIBLE SOCIETY. \ Yorkville, May 20th, 1867. At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the above society, held this day, it was Resolved, That the Secretary publish the following synopsis of the proceedings of the Society and of the Executive Committee, adopted at various times, to wit: Rev. S. L. Watson was elected President, and Judge W. C. Beaity, Vice-President of the Society. The Executive Committee, by election, consists of Rev. R. Lathan, James Jefferys, Esq., P. B. DAbwin, Esq., S. E. Moore and Rev. L. A. JonNSON. . Rev. W. T. Capers was duly appointed to preach next anniversary sermon. Resolved, That the Executive Committee make known to the Ministers of the gospel throughout the District, that they are requested to canvass their respective congregations, learn their destitution as to the word of God, and make arrangements with the Executive Committee for remedying said destitution. * * Resolved, That the next meeting of the Society be held on the second Wednesday, the 9th day, of October next, in the Presbyterian Church at Yorkville, at 11 o'clock, A. M. The Executive Committee announce to the public that James Jefferys, Esq., the Depositary of the Society, has a good supply of Books, of different sizes and in various bindings, which are offered for sale at the catalogue price of the Parent Society, or given to the destitute. S. E. MOORE, Secretary, Correapon dence of the Charleston Mercury. FROM WASHINGTON. May 1G.?It is now pretty well understood that at least three promineqt Radical politicians are already in the field for_ the next Presidency. JThese are: Chief Justice Chase, of the Supreme uourt; Mr. Secretary Stanton of the War Department, and Mr. Speaker Colfax, of the House of Representatives?no stronger men in the party, can possibsibly be brought forward. Chase, is pre-eminently a representative mant one of the old Abolition faction j and unlike the majority of that crowd, he is dignified, commanding in appearance, and has considerable reputation as a statesman. Stanton is wanted by the border State, so-called "Southern Loyalists," but his personal record is bad in the North. Colfax is the best wire-worker of the trio ?but he lacks dignity and force of character. He makes up for that deficiency, however,#by his immense popularity in his party, and will, no doubt, be strongly urged for nomination by Western men. At present, Chase's prospects are decidedly the best The release of Jefferson Davis from custody, gives almost universal .satisfaction. A few white Radicals, whose organ is the Chronicle, denounce it, but the great mass of the people, North and South, doubtless consider it simply an act ol justice?especially, in view of the long and tedious imprisonment which Mr. Davis has already endured. Horace Gi. Jey's magnanimous conduct in becoming one of Mr. Davis sureties will tend to dissipate much of the prejudice which has hitherto been entertained toward him, by his political opponents. It seems, however, that certain journals, in his own party, have takqp w> the cudgel against him, and none more bitterly than the Evening fbst and Commercial Advertiser, both able papers, but not so popular nor influential as the Iribune. The main points of the Attorney-General's opinion on the extent of the disfranchisement clause of the so-called Reconstruction act, and the duty of registers of voters, in accordance therewith, nave been submitted to the Cabinet and approved, and as soon as the document shall have been fully completed, it will be sent to the military commanders at the South, for their guidance in the matter of registration. The counsel for Suratt expect to secure the commencement of his trial next Monday week, the 27th instant It will doubtless be one of the most interesting criminal trials that ever oocurred in this country. Parties tolerably familiar with the facts, express the opinion that the evidence will ftdly proiip the innocence of the accused, as well as of his mother, who was put to death, with scarcely the form of a trial, nearly two years ago. \ PALMETTO. Mr. Botts as Mr. Davis' Bondsman.?John Minor Botts writes a letter from the Grand Jury Room of the Circuit Court in Richmond, in reply to a note from a friend in Washington, censuring him for becoming a bondsman for Mr. Davis. Mr. Botts says, in answer, that he will not allow himself to be dictated to in these' matters. He did everything in the best interests of the country, and before venturing to become bailsman for Jefferson Davis, he asked Mr. Charles 0'Conor to inquire of his client if he had any objections that his most determined opponent, his life long political foe, should; in a spirit of harmony and conciliation, at onl. V>ia noma t-n flip hail hnnd. Mr. Davis at pressed no reluctance, but, on the contrary, was rather well pleased with the magnaimity of the offer. A short interview followed, described by Mr. Botts as being in nowise compromising the dignity of either party. Gen. Grant to visit Richmond on Horseback.?We learn, on authority which we regard as unquestionable, that Gen. Grant contemplates a trip to Richmond in a few days, with a party of friends, on horseback, his intention being to visit the scenes of the various great engagements of the late war, from the Potomac to Appomattox C. H. He desires to revive the impressions of that long campaign of 1864-5 before the landmarks are entirely obliterated, and takes this method of doing it as the only feasible way of following the track of that mammoth army which, after the terrible losses from Spotsylvania to Petersburg, found itself one hundred and sixty thousand strong when the final advance was made.?Richmond Examiner. A young elephant arrived in Havana a few days ago, and going up the street, stepped into a saloon, thrust his trunk into a cask of lager beer, drank it all up, and left without paying. CONTRIBUTORIAL. BY JAJS. WOOD DAVIDSON. COLUMBIA, SOUTH CABOLDTA, 20TH MAY, 1867. The Chnreh Soiree. This genial affair came off, as prementioned, on the 14th, and two following nights. The first evening was devoted to Tableaux Vfaant$, as a speciality.. There were a Scene from Hamlet, Queen Mary, Gulnare, a Turkish Shop, a Music Lesson, and several others; all gracefully and well done. The second evening rejoiced in a musical entertainment?a concert, consisting of a well-chosen variety of pieces, instrumental and vocal. The sue cess of these was decided and unusual. The third evening was an encore of the second. During all the three evenings, tables and fountains, and flowers, and fancy articles, presented their several attractions. The edibles were finely prepared, and (which is vastly to the point involved) were? eaten. The liquids were liberally patronized; and iced lemonades, and beverages a little more nectarean passed around with spirited activity and favor. All the rest was in keeping. The results, we hear, were satisfactory; and the dilapidated and shackling old fences of Trinity will ere mug give puux w uouietuuig mure iuujuduuic and durable. We have not beard the amount in dollars and cents; but fancy it was considerable. The affair, as a whole, was one of the most decent and orderly, as well as the most tasteful, that we have ever had-in Columbia. There was no rowdyism. The stamping applause accorded to the performers on the stage was rather rude in style, but was evidently meant well The Political. Governor Perry has appeared with another letter ? number three ? of the current series, l he sentiment of this letter is the same as that of the other two, only a little more so. Everybody agrees with Governor Perry in the spirit he manifests, because it is spunky. We honor the man; but the situation admonishes that he is living in an age wholly unsuited to his views. * Always was, however. ;. Governor Perry belongs to the old school. He must pass away. Whether he will or not, the doom is fixed. We may weep (as we do) to see the death warrant of such noble Romans sealed, but it is sealed, nevertheless. Personally, we feel not a spark of sympathy with this new regime of onward democracy?we feel but the in tensest shuddering and loathing of it? but it is upon us; and we hav? but to uaccept the situation" or be crushed. Governor Perry and all who do not accept that dastardly virtue called prudence, must shccumb to the times?must be crushed. They are noble; but they arc victims ? they are conquered, and vat vidis is the lesson of the day. We were called a "d?d subtoissionist" in 1851, heramse we thought secession nremature. We admired the spunk of the fire-eaters then; but we doubted their (dastardly virtue called) prudence. So, to-day, we admire /he spunk of the old Romans of the Perry school; but we doubt their prudence. On the whole, we think that our people are having rather too much advice. Nothing desirable came of the surplusage of counsel that afflicted our leaders in 1860; and so the present unusually large crop of advice is not likely to yield much good to the people. We would advise everybody to take nobody's advice. Ours included. Columbia Polities. The "colored citizens" of this city held a meeting last week, the object of which was (so the preamble runs) to "preserve at all hazards" the political equality guaranteed to the people of thtf State of South Carolina by the reconstruction bill Avery liberal job, that W. B. Nash is the seventh and last man on the [drifting comlnittee. This is his'first appearance "before the public since his retirement, about six week ago. S. B. Thompson was chairman of the meeting. \ Thus it appears, that after all the antagonism displayed some weeks ago, between the Thompsonites aud the Nashites, there has come to them a spirit of concord, The keynote of this concord?this new tune of harmony?is in the first of the two resolutions published by this meeting. It reads: "Boohed, , That we adopt the platform of the Union* Repub- \ lican party of the State of South' Carolina.'' Does anybody fail to catch the true meaning of this ^ This, then, is the cream of W. B. Nash's vaunted liberality of sentiment so flauntingly blurted forth in a speech, on the 18th of March, and since, in published letters. On the 2d of April, W. B. Nash accused S. B. Thompson of having ''offi* on the brain." That disease appears to be catching. The Union Republican party (whatever that is) of the State 6f South Carolina (whatever that is) has doubtless taken several of these worthies upon high mountains; where Bill Arp says they took Joe Brown while he was in Washington. Mountains make men dizzy. This disease of."office on the brain" ?known to ffamilhr Kv lMrnwl noma nf ?is a very dangerous disease. His Excellency Governor Orr has reached the sage conclusion that politics, considered as a trade, is (as the pious parson in Pickwick expresses it) "All wanity.'V We have an abiding faith in His Excellency's conclusion. The Poetical. j| We take great pleasure in presenting to our readers the following poem, from the pen of one of the rising literary notabilities of our State; one whose graceful and trenchant pen has a host of admirers already, and who is destined to have still more in the future?Miss Nicboles, of Sumter. Though to a slight degree mystic, this poem is full of earnest aspiration and vigorous unrest "CHATEAUX EX ESPAGNE." There is a cliff-cloud, trellised around, And from this azure a temple looks down, * A shrine most enjoying; And eerie built by the gods when in love, And nestled far up in ungiadered grove Star-lit and decoying. There bay-glories bend with the dewy bliss, Of skies that would woo them with skyey kiss, A sweet incense to throw ? A far-off breath from a censer of Love ? A float from an amaranth bloom above On the plain deep below. '. And mortals gaze up that cliff with a sigh, For many would scale that rampart so high That the clouds so enshine; And holds, he dreameth, a telesm bright, To guide with its ray hjp footsteps aright, As he mounts to that shrine. - * . . . ... But barred the portal through which to obtain, Sure ascent and high to that dizzy fhne t So tempting tho many; And deeds are written and Toil is their scroll, Achievement draws out each drop from her bowl, * j If yet there are any. Swords have etching of voWs on each hilt, Pens swear to anadems never to wilt, f uli witn ardor to gain, One chaplet of bey, one laureate wreath, That that lair summit to them may bequeath, And how often in vain. Yet many do climb to that realm of blue, Where bay-boughs tremble with a blissful hue, ;. . Kissed out from the skies; And they wonder most that the pageant sweeps? Like the mirage tear that a desert weeps? Full away from their eyes. .! . > :, 1- / ' . : And. they search that shrine for the golden bowl, That wine on an altar with sprayey roll, % - I Yet see naught but a name; I Traced In ashes an Inscription there, j And some that altar may wet with a tear, 1 As they read on it?fabcs. 1 A. H. NICHOLES. | I