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"Working for dear life," is defined to be making baby clothes for a new baby. A statistician estimates that every married couple may calculate upon 4,194,304 descendants in about 500 years. The Cincinnati Commercial says: "The Tennessee Legislature meets next Mondav. Its principal business will be to elect Governor Brown low to the United States Senate." When a man dies, people generally inquire what property he has left benind him. The an Sis will ask what good deed he has sent before m. According to Paris letter-writers, Louis Na poleon has twenty-three mortal diseases. We sup pose the only reason he defers his funeral is that n< has so many complaints that he can't determine which one to die of. The statements forwarded to Mr. Adams bi Secretary Seward, in the matter of the claims bj the United States against England for damage: done by Confederate privateers fitted out in En jrlish ports, exhibit the following aggregates Destroyed by the Alabama. $3,355,289.66; She nandoah, $2,169,291.19; Florida, $2,133,577.51 A young man in Southwestern Missouri ha committed suicide in a manner to excite the envj of a Parisian. He put himself at an angle of i "Virginia rail fence, and using an axe-helve a a lever, he raised the fence, put his head under i * 1 1 ' k?? iho Pollinf and caused nis neca w ue iuukcu uy tug xoiuuj Weight offence timber. The New York Times states that the reasoi there is such a keen contest for the appointment in the internal revenue service, is that they can b made so valuable. A Collector's salary is abon three thousand five hundred dollars, but a sharj Collector can make the place worth one hundre< thousand dollars a year. A singular occurrence was witnessed at Ste yens' Plains, near Portland, last week. Two per sons riding in a severe thunder-storm were serious ly affected by the electricity, and recovering fron a heavy bolt, found the horse, a light chesnut col or before the shock, to have changed to a diamom black. At the lakes in the Northern part of Maine last Monday, snow fell to the depth of ten inches At Rumfora, Oxford County, there was four inch es, which remained on the ground and roofs o buildings all day. Such a snow-storm was neve known in those regions in the month of October. One of the most regular attendants of thi meetings of die Howard Association, in New Or leans, and one of the most zealous and efficien members, is Gen. Braxton Bragg. He has hi regular 'beat' assigned him, ana is as kindly ii caring for the afflicted poor and the stricken stran ger, as he was faithful at the head of a great army "We saw a lump of gold last week weighinj six pounds, which was found in a branch near thi Austin Mine, in Union County. Judge Kelle was not far from right when he talked about th vast wealth of this region of the earth. The su: never shone on a better section of country than this and all that is necessary is for our Northern ruler to let us alone.?Charlotte Democrat. A German nowspaper says: "Two year ago, Mr. Christian Segemeyer became father c his fifty-eighth child. His first wife gave birth t twenty-three, of which twelve were twins and eleve single born children. Of these fifty-eight childre; twon*v-#?itrht are living, all being daughters, an the man has never been sick, and enjoys goohealth, and so do his children. Mrs. Bowden, of Newton County Georgia died at 10 a. m., Saturday, August 24th. At p. m., her husband died. They were oonvert& on the same day, joined the church the same daj were baptized the same day, died the same da} and were buried the same day in the same coffin after living together as man and wife a quarter c a century. There is a curious story in Houston, Texas of an indignant individual who kicked the cover ol his coffin the other day as they were on the way t the 'dismal grave.' It seems that he was foolisl enough to suppose that he wasn't quite dead, am hence the catastrophe. After some dispute witl the pall-bearers whether he was in his right niim and sense, he was brought back and put to bed witi a fair chance of recover}'. The Navy Department offered seyentee vessels for sale at New York, on the 1st instant Eleven were sold lor three hundred thousaud dol lars. The remaining six were withdrawn, th price bid not being equal to the government ap prai?emenL The old receiving ship North Caroii ua, sold for thirty thousand dollars. The grea side wheel steamer Khode Island sold for sevent, thousand dollars. The compilers of the census for 1860, ii presenting a life table of the white population c the United States, express the opinion that th average duration of human life in this country i greater than that of any other nation, and that person at 10 years of age, may calculate upon liv ing 47 years; a person at 20, 41 years; one of 30 35 years; of 40, 28 years; of 50, 22 years ; am of 60, 15$ years. Lawsuits are often unprofitable things. 1 Vermont paper tells of a trial at law between tw men in that State, about a sheep, worth five dol lars, the ownership of which was disputed. Th case was heard twice, and the plaintiff recovered $116.46 damages and costs of the defendant whilst the plaintiff, although successful, was sti out of pocket some $250 for lawyers' fees. Eacl of the disputants might have bought a flock c sheep for what it cost him to quarrel over a singl animal. A proposed railway consolidation ofimpoi tance is mentioned by the New York Conimercu Advertiser. Thatjournal says the plan is to coi solidate the New Jersey Central, Camden and An boy, and Pennsylvania Central railroads, wit "Western connections and the Pacific Railroad, s that by 1870, three years from the present timi passeugers can take the cars at Jersey City, an go through without change to San Francisco. Th undertaking is certainly one of great magnitude. A drop of human blood placed under a m croscope ana magnified 20,000,000 times, woul show all kinds of animals that ever existed, or no' exist upon the earth. So says a German professoi In the blood of a healthy person, the animals ai quiet?in that of a sick person they fight. Th natural German conclusion from all this i that man has within him all the elements of crei tion. Our Teutonic metaphysician further saj that if a cat is thrown into a pool of water, an left to decompose, a drop of tne water will shot when under a microscope, all the animals belonj ine to the cat species. War in Europe next year is considered a most inevitable. France is arming, and it is sai strategic studies have been made with a view i covering Strasburg, the Emperor having mac personal observations of the country in that neigl horhood, as he returned from his recent visit 1 Salzburg. The country around the town is beit levelled to allow of the establishment of four d tached forts, and an intrenched camp of irnmen extent is to be constructed, protected on one si< by the Rhine and by submergible lands, and ( the other by the lour advanced forts, capable sheltering; in the case of need, a large number troop.-. Gen. Gary, the newly elected member Congress from Ohio, spoke at Cincinnati after tl electiou and defined his position. We copy fro the Enquirer: ''General Cary said he went Congress not as the representative of the Dem cratic or Republican party, but would occupy a p sition that every politician in the country shou occupy?an independent position?(cheers). B he hoped the men who voted for him to-day, of i parties, would never be ashamed of the man th< had selected to represent them in the councils < the nation. With due regard to his own co; science, he would endeavor to conduct himself i 1 * - - - xl I ! that his constituents would not regret we euor they had uiade. ' Iu New England gambling is common on i the railroad trains, the smoking cars of nearly e eiy passenger train on the railways being providt with card tables, and gaming being thus, as it wer officiary sanctioned by the railway corporator Some of the New England papers complain thi since the introduction of these smoking cars wit Curd lablcs, many professional gamblers who fo merly operated on steamboats, have betaken then selves to the rail, and ply their vocation among tl unsuspecting representatives from the rural r< gions. Travellers are solicited to take a hand i the card table for amusement, and are then pe suaded, in order to "give more interest to tl game," to stake at first small and afterwards larj amounts. On nearly all the roads, it is said, th gambling is becoming a daily occurrence, and ui less suppressed, threatens to become universal. A young lady of Cananadigua, N. Y., wei to a dentist to have some teeth extracted, and i the operation he cracked her jaw, but she beinf under the influence of chloroform, was insensibli . to her misfortune. The dentist did not discover it but attempted to extract another tooth, pulling ou 1 a piece of the jaw bone of sufficient size to oontaii two teeth. By this time she began to recover fron [ the effects of the opiates, and tney were again ad i ministered, and a physician and surgeon being im mediately summoned, her jaw was set. About si: , weeks after, the young lady (being obliged ti . breakfast, dine and sup on gruel) was informed b; . her physician in attendance, that she might loosei the bandage and commence to use her jaw, whicl being done, she found that her jaws were set; an< 5 after vain efforts to operate them she gave up ii " despair, feeling that they were locked forever. A 5 the latest accounts she was still unable to open he mouth, and was fed through a silver tube. > " t editors: 7 JAS. E. WILSON JAS. F. HAR1 7 ! YORKVILLE, S. C.: 1 THURSDAY MORNING, OCT. 24,1867. 3 Cash.?It must be distinctly understood th? f our terms for subscription, advertising and jot 4 work, are cash, in advance. X.?The paper will be discontinued on the exp: ^ ration of tne time for which payment has bee 1 made. A Subscriber finding a (?) cross-marko J the wrapper or margin of his paper, will undei stand that the time paid for has expired. I THE COLUMBIA CONFERENCE. e The conference of Gen. Canby with Governor 1 Orr and Worth, which took place at Columbi j on the 15th instant, was held with reference to th affairs of District No. 2. The most prominent n suit wa3 a modification of the Jury Order. It wa * - - .1 i-i?i : .. determined tnat, in tue i^oura yet iu uc 1IC1U 1 <r North and South Carolina, the juries drawn at th a Spring Term of the Superior Courts, and the Jv * ly Term of the District Courts, shall be allowe to serve during the Fall Terms of these Courte But a juror who has not registered, shall be liabl ' to challenge by either of the parties at law. Thi modification of the Jury Order will not effect Yor f District, as the time for its Superior Court (fa r term) has passed. At the present terms, the juries for the Sprin e Term must be drawn only from a list containin w the names of all who have paid taxes for the cui 1 rent year. Jurors who have not registered, the drawn, may serve if unchallenged; but they ar . liable to be challenged by either party at law, a . in the former case. g Lists of persons registered are to be filed wit 2 the sheriff, to be used, if necessary, to establis v the fact of registration, should a juror be challei e ged. n Another object of the conference was to devis ^ measures to provide finances for carrying on th State governments. The measures agreed upo s have not yet been made public. r? ' Q GOOD SIGNS. n On the day after the result of the Ohio an n Pennsylvania elections was known in New Yorl gold declined two per cent, and dry goods fell o from one tc two cents per yard. This is an ind cation that the success of the Democratic party 'j restoring confidence in the solvency of the goven j ment. The leading measures of the Radical legii >, lation have steadily weakened this confidence, e: ', pecially their policy of crippling the Souther States. The triumphs of the Democracy are n 11 garded as a mark of popular disapproval ot th oppression of the South, and an omen of the rest* |j. ration of these States to their rights under th 0 Constitution, so soon as the Radical lease of pow< h has expired. The avowed doctrine of the Dem< 1 cratic leaders is to restore the South to the Union : h once. VALLANDiaiiAMand Pendleton proclaiu ? med this as their battie-cry throughout Ohio, an the vote of the people sustained them. A restoration of the South and a permanent se ; tlement of the war, are earnestly desired by th |- people of the North. The failure of the Radio e party to accomplish these results, after two yeai of trial, has done more to defeat that party tha all other causes combined." While they were pr< tending to reconstruct the Union, the Norther people saw clearly that the Radical leaders wei n working solely to perpetuate their power. An ,f the principal means by which they hoped to d e this, (negro suffrage) was extremely distasteful t s the mass of the Northern people. The effort t a make negro commonwealths of these Souther " States was, from the first, looked upon with sui jj picion, though, so long as negro suffrage was cor fined to the South, no energetic opposition wr ^ made to it. But when Stevens and Sumne 0 went a step further, and proposed it for Norther |. States, they raised an opposition which has take e from their grasp the once intensely Abolition Stal d of Ohio, and which will eventually kill their part: l'j The admission of the South upon a footing < h honorable equality with the other States, is no >f only a question of time. If the present Radic e Congress is willing to read aright the lesson of tli late elections, they will endeavor to bring aboi r- this result, at their next session. If, on the coi trary, they continue their opposition to the e: J" pressed will of their constituents, they may pri h long the unsettled condition of the country ti iO March, 1869. But in this case, they will be swej from power as by an avalanche, and their complic; d ted machinery of military law, freedmen's bureai ie nndunlawful conventions, will not long survive the fall. The prospects of the South for a return i- civil liberty are brighter now, than they have be( ^ since she laid down her armor and gave up tl struggle for a separate nationality * POLITICAL NEWS. ' s, ?The Maryland State Republican Conventit i- has formally nominated General Grant for the nc: ' * Presidency. p ? A Democratic candidate for the State Sena gl of Ohio, has signified his iutention to contest tl election, on the ground that he was defeated by j. majority of one hundred colored voters, id ? Vallandighain is prominently mentioned i of Ben Wade's successor in the United States Sena from Ohio. ^ ?The Raleigh Sentinel estimates that the r ,g suit of registration in North Carolina, will be e- majority of between 27,000 and 30,000 for tl se whites; seventy-five counties exhibit a white m jority of 24,854. There a:e fourteen counties "j. hear from, officially. Of the eighty-nine counti 0f in the State, there will be majorities for the blac in only seventeen, of ?The Democratic gain in Pennsylvania is ae follows: A Judge of the Supreme Court, a Mci in ber of Congress, and nine members of the Lc-gisl 10 ture. In Ohio, the Democrats have gained fift six members of the Legislature, and have a m jority of ten in that body, while in the last Leg ut lature, they were in a minority of forty-six. Th ill have also gained a Member of Congress; but we jy defeated in the election for governor by 3,000 vot< u* The Democratic gain in votes is 70,000 in the ^ two States; which added to the gain in Indiai ge and Ohio, makes a total gain of nearly 100,000 the four States. (jj ? It is now conceded by all parties that the i v_ I aults of the late elections have rendered it certa ?< )! that New York and New Jersey will go Democrc e, ic in tlie November elections. The Democra s- will then have the control of States containing It 000,000 inhabitants, and represented in Congre _ by a majority of that body, as it is now constitute j. With this power in their hands, it is probable th ie the next Congress, which meets in March, 1SG 2- will be Democratic. One more year of pow lt seems to be all that is left to the Radicals, [g ?It is now given out, semi-authoritative! ;e that there will be no change in the Cabinet uni is after the election in New York. At first the chan; a- was to take place immediately, but reasons for postponement have been discovered. Congre at will meet in less than six weeks, and the Depai in ment reports must be prepared. The presei ; Ministers must be retained at their respective * posts until this work is done, and then they can be ? dismissed. t , 1 A TAX ON FERTILIZERS. * Our farmers certainly have an uphill business _ to make anything out of their lands. Cotton has c gone down to a price which leaves little or no mar3 gin for a profit to the producer; labor is hard to V manage and frequently does not repay the cost of its support; taxes are high; and land is poor.? j But as if these draw-backs were not sufficiently n burdensome, the railroads between Norfolk and t Chester seem anxious to prevent the importation r of fertilizers. Their charges on some kinds of these very necessary aids to agriculture, amount - almost to a prohibition. We have been informed by responsible men that * land plaster, which is imported exclusively for ag ricultural purposes, is habitually charged at dou, ble the rates of guanos and other fertilizers. This L* has been done, after the agent was informed that the article was to be used as a fertilizer, and therefore entitled to the lower rates charged for guanos. The error seems to arise from an inability, on the _ part of the railroad authorities, to comprehend the difference between plasters. The name seems to ?j i *i.:? >- coniuse meir minus, unu uewiu&c tuu idw.uiu. called a plaster, they insist upon classing it with n mortar. They forget the object of the lower rate n on guano, which is to encourage farmers in increasing the productions of their lands, and thus make _ an unjust discrimination between articles which really belong to the same class. This may appear a small matter to those who preside over the management of our railroads; but it is of more importance than they imajjine. All the fertilizers brought into the country by the ' railroads, eventually bring them an increase of profit, through the increased productions of the country. This is well known, and before the war, h the prevailing policy of railroads was to carry ferj tilizers at low rates, in order to encouiage their i use. We believe the same policy is intended now, g when it is more than ever needed; but there is no sense in proscribing an article because of its name. k AGRICULTURAL NEWS. N ?The drought in the West has done much injury to the crops. A traveler, who has lately been ? through Central and Southern Indiana, informs 6 the New Albany Journal that corn, potatoes and r~ tobacco will not yield more than half a crop, ex13 cept on the rich river bottoms. On the uplands ? these crops are almost an entire failure. In Cenus tral Illinois cisterns and wells are dry ; cattle, in some localities, have to be driven miles for water; h and the grass is so scarce that many farmers are h feeding their stock, which is usually kept on pasture at this season. ? An old Texan writes as follows to the Meme phis Avalanche: "We, the people of Northern e Texas have, as usual, made fine corn crops this n year, and would have made from one to two bales of cotton to the acre. The prospect was never finer, had it not been for the cotton worm; as it is, we will average about a half bale per acre through11 out this prairie country. This cotton worm is c> something new to us. We have never been trou. bled with anything of the kind before upon our J" cotton, and it is a very heavy loss. But as we 18 have millions of beef cattle, horses, and sheep in rnnntless numbers, we would have denty of money s" had we a market for them." s" ?The Macon (Ga.,) Telegraph, of the 1st inst n notices a large cotton stalk, which had three hun?" drcd and four full grown bolls on it. 18 ?Albert F. Chandler, of Wintliorp, Me., has invented a potato digger, to be worked by horse ie power, which will do the work of ten men. 5r ?Six and three-quarter millions of acres in ** Europe are devoted to potatoes. Nearly one-third of this amount is in France. ? It is said that corn sells for eight cents a bush11 el in some parts of Iowa. ? A private letter from Cincinnati says that the t* country along the railroad, between that city and ie Cleveland, is so parched and dried up that it has *1 been set on fire in numerous places by sparks from * the engines, and the country far and wide has been n burned over. And an intelligent, well informed J* Ohioan gives it as his opinion that the farmers of n the State had well nigh lost their whole year's lae bor, in consequence of the long-continued and sed vere drought with which the State has been visi0 ted. ? MERE-MENTION. n Col. Gilbert, who is implicated in destroying an j_ Arkansas printing office, has been fined $2,000, and reduced to a Captain, taking rank at the foot ls of the list. The German population of New R York City is nearly 200,000. General Grant voted for Buchanan for President Santa n Anna has been banished from Mexico for eight e years. Captain Geo. W. Alexander, at one ^ time in command of the Castle Thunder prison in Richmond, Ya., and who fled to England when the w war terminated, is said to be a common sailor in an aj East India vessel sailing from Liverpool. Maie jor Turner, of Libby prison notoriety, is said to be lt living in straitened circumstances in London. He is afraid to return to this country. The report of the death of Dr. Cross, has been contradicted, 3 The Houston (Texas) Telegraph says he preached jj in that city on the 29th ultimo. The vote for t Governor of Tennessee has been officially counted, a and shows a majority for Brownlow of fifty-one j thousand eight hundred and forty-four. San j. ford Conover is making shoes in the penitentiary. t0 He ought to send a pair to Joseph Holt; it would be m a pretty sight to sec Holt standing in Conover's ie shoes. The Conservatives of Cleveland county North Carolina, have nominated C'apt. Pluto Durham ancbCol. Leroy McAfee, for the State Convention. General Schofield has decided )n that Deputy Postmasters are not disfranchised.? st Deputy Postmasters are those who received their appointments from the Postmaster General. THE DEMOCRACY JUBILANT. 1G A correspondent of the Washington Express says the election caused a more intense excitement in Philadelphia than has been experienced there in as many years. By 7 o'clock in the evening, over te twenty thousand persons had collected ac the head1 TiflmAnwinw fn lmor flin nonra Ac IJUUI lAJiO VSA bUW JUVUIWIUVJ) vv uwut v??v uvn? aau e" the returns came in, the enthusiasm of the crowd a began to grow, and when it was announced that lCJ the city had gone Democratic, it became demona" strative. Twelve cheers and a "tiger" were given t0 for Gen. McClei.lan, and about 10 o'clock a proos cession was formed, of which the Expras gives the s folluwing description : "There were over ten thousand persons in line, as and accompanied by several bands of music, playn* ing "Hail Columbia" and "Dixie," they marched la- down Ninth Street to Chesnut, and down Chesnut y. to Third Street, halting in front of the office of the a_ Age newspaper, where several thousand had pre viously congregated. Here repeated cheers were giveu for that paper, as well as lor the successful candidates. re The procession resumed its march, passing along js. Chesnut to Third Street, and along Third to Walso nut, and up Walnut to Seventh, and halting near I)a the Press office, where they gave vent to their feelings by groans. While this was going on, some fifteen or twenty Democrats repaired to the Union League Hall, on Broad Street, with buckets of e- whitewash and brushes, stating to the Republicans, in who had gathered there, that they came to white,f_ wash ?he establishment. * 'I- # -Vl xl _x .XX X.J t_l. .X ^ ivnomer mciueni mat uunicieu consiaerauie ut! tention was the appearance of two tuen in a wagon on Chesnut street, ringing a bell, and who sta88 ted that they were looking for the son of Mrs. Itadid. cal, a respectable colored lady from Alleghany, at who had been lost somewhere in the neighborhood 9 of Philadelphia. ' Near midnight, when it became apparent that er the State had been carried by the Democrats, the crowd on Chesnut street was largely increased, esy, pecially in the vicinity of the Age office, the front til entrance of which was completely blocked up, and tq reporters of the distant press were compelled to 9 seek entrance in the rear of the building. All the regular morning journals printed thou^ sands of extra copies, The Age being in such de t mand that their press was kept running up to 3 at o'clock in the afternoon." editorial inklings. Lincoln's Shirts. The Washington Star confirms the story of the sale of Mr. Lincoln's fine linen by his disconsolate widow. It says that the proprietor of a prominent restaurant was the purchaser of the classic robes. The unfortunate gentleman has since died ; but we think the Star might have been kind enough to let the public know how often he wore those shirts, and how he felt when he had them on. Complimentary to Brownlow. The Louisville Courier says that a great sensation was created in that city by the announcement that Brownlow was dead. The news-boys made a good thing of the rumor, and shouted the tidings through the streets, selling a goodly number of papers thereby. The Courier thinks they "would be glad if somebody would kill the old cuss every day." The grief of the citizens on hearing of the sad news, which proved to be false, is described as being of that "excruciating type which forebore outward manifestation, and required numerous and frequent drinks." Th? Cotton Tai. Some of the Radicals are beginning to see that the present outrageous tax on cotton is a burden to the whole country. While it throws upon the South an unjust proportion of the taxes, it is also found to be a weapon that cuts both ways and wounds the section it was intended to help. The Chicago Tribune is out in favor of repealing it; but as might have been expected, for purely Radical reasons. It does not oppose it on any ground, of justice to the whites; but because it is very hard on the negroes, and because it injures the North by curtailing the profits of planters to the extent of $20,000,000, which profits, it thinks, would be spent at the North. We have some hopes of the repeal of this grinding tax, when such journals argue against it on such grounds. Radicals love money, as well as their less enlightened fellow-beings ; and if they can be convinced that this tax is injuring their pockets, it will soon go by the board. Electric Music. Mr. Eugene Trastour, a native of New Orleans, but now a resident of New York, has lately invented a method of making electricity perform music on pianos and organs. His machine is a long wooden box of the length and width of the keyboard of the instrument on which it is to act. This is fastened above the keyboard by means of clamps, and contains a magueto-electric apparatus, which is set in motion by a crank. The music for this battery is composed of strips of paper, with the various notes perforated through them. These are placed in an opening in the box ; the crank is turned; and the music begins. It is said that this machine can execute the most difficult piece of mu~ ""J ^ ?-r>nnh ni/rnw OAAiirnmr flion fVin inrtCtf fliv;, cillU W11/11 UIUVU UVA/U1UVJ vuuu vuv U?vw? skilful performers, as the time is exact and the touch perfect. If Mr. Trastonr's invention is what it is represented to be, it will effect a revolution in the musical world. The apparatus is not expensive, and it can be attached to any piano or organ; so that pianos can be set to performing by people who know nothing of music. Riot at Pickens Court House. A serious difficulty occurred at Pickens Court House, on the night of the I2th instant The Union League of Pickens was holding a solemn conclave on the affairs of the nation, when a youug white man, who was partly drunk, attempted to force his way into the meeting, which, according to some accounts, he succeeded in doing. But he was soon compelled to retreat, and took refuge in a building which was at the time occupied by a debating society. The negroes attacked this building, after pursuing the offender into it, and firing indiscriminately at the members of the society, killed one of them. Being unarmed, the debating society scattered without attempting any resistance, but not without receiving sundry bruises. The Leaguers emboldened by this success, commenced a regular pillage of the houses in the neighborhood, which lasted until the next night By that time a detachment of soldiers arrived from Anderson Court House, who put an end to the riot soon after their arrival. The military, at last accounts, were in search of the rioters; but we have not as yet heard of any arrests. In view of this outrage, wc think it is the duty of the lawabiding citizens of this State to prepare themselves for a vigorous self-defence against similar bands of outlaws. Politics in Chesterfield. At a public meeting of the registered voters of Chesterfield District, white, black and intermediate, it was harmoniously resolved that the candidates nominated for their District should be as follows: For the Convention, one white man and one negro. I Por the Legislature, all white. For Congress, one negro. It was also resolved that the delegation to the Legislature be instructed to vote for a colored U. States Senator. The reasons assigned for this peculiar selection of candidates are: first, that the white vote of Chesterfield is greatly in excess of the colored, and is, therefore, entitled to exclusive representation in the Legislature. Second, that the colored vote is largely in the majority in the Congressional District, and therefore has a right to select the Congressman. Third, that the negroes are in the ascendant in the State, and ought, therefore to have one of their number to represent the State in the United States Senate. The nomination of a negro to the Convention is announced to be simply a piece of magnanimity on the part of the whites, who could elect two white men, if they chose to do so. Harmony seems to be the motto in Chesterfield; the conflicting colors of their future representatives are arranged with such nice discrimination as to make a delicately beautiful rainbow across the dark cloud of South Carolina politics. Royalty in Distress. A correspondent of the New York Jlomt Journal, writing from Havre, tells how the Empress Eugenie procured a pin in a trying emergency. He says: "While going on board the ITortence, the trimming of her dress was caught and torn by some envious projection. Paying no attention to the crowd, of whose hearty cheering she was the object. she busied herself in arranging the misplaced crape, with the unconscious grace of a little girl. She took up the skirt, pinned it, shook it down, leaned back to see if it was right several times, then, turning to the Emperor, asked him for a pin. His majesty hesitated for a moment, as if tiyine to collect his thoughts on that point, then lifted his twn h.inds tn the back of his neck, took a pin from that part of his collar, and handed it to hi> witej with which she succeeded in arranging the obstinate garniture to her satisfaction." "Beast** llutler*s Aspirations. Some person, evidently fond of a joke, wrote to Butler, enquiring whether he (the "Beast") would make a good candidate for the Presidency. The veteran connosieur of spoons, in reply, expresses the opinion that he is too honest and truthful to succeed as a candidate. This isthe bloodiest stab at the Presidential dignity, that we have ever noticed; but it is within the limits of possibility that Butler may be sincere in thinking himself an honest man. Such hallucinations do occur sometimes; but Benjamin's spotless name would undergo a fearful ordeal, if he were brought before a jury to explain some of his exploits during the war. For the edification of our readers, we annex an extract from the Beast's remarkable letter. He says: " My hopes or expectations of political preferment have nothing to with my political views. I must go forward speaking the truth in politics as in other matters, and the more unpopular?if 1 find them just and true?the more surely will I declare them. This is not the kind of stuff Presidents have been made of, and it is more than doubtful whether they will ever be made of sterner stuff. I will not say with Clay, that "I had rather be right than be President," because he was wrong and not President besides; but I will say that I would not sacrifice iny independence of thought and action to be President ten times over, and that is not saying much, seeing what ^ sort of men we have had, and may possibly have, to fill that now degraded place. I "Society News." ^ Under this head, the Home Journal gives ] the following interesting items of New York high life: "A well-known gentleman in this city, who was married about a year ago, has not yet paid for the i wedding breakfast. The bill is presented at inter- t vals to remind husband and wire, we presume, of t the happy day when "they were married. The , Fifth Avenue style is to give a grand wedding for 1 the eldest daughter, ana a few days after to sell out at auction. A young lady was presented with a solitaire diamond ring, last week, by her intended, which she refused to accept, saying, 1 "that she thought he knew that she preferred a < clusterj and she did not see any use in being engaged if she had to wear such a small ringastnat" , A dinner party was given in Brooklyn, not long since, at which the ladies were requested by J the nostess to wear white mittens. No reason was i given for this whim.'' ] Written for tbe Yorkvllle Enquirer. THE UNION LEAGUE. ( Messrs. Editors:?Having recently gained some facts in reference to this so-called patriotic organization, I deem it my duty to caution the public against it. It is gotten up chiefly by aspirants for political advancement, who see no other chance to get office. These men seek to create the impres- 1 sion that to be truly patriotic, everybody ought to join the Union League. Those who are so confi- : ding as to take this advice, are immediately bound ' by solemn oaths to vote for none but loyal men; but they are not left at liberty to judge for themselves, as to who are loyal. The heads of the League assume this duty, and they generally decide that no one is so loyal, patriotic, or fit for office as themselves. The dupes, who constitute the voting strength of the concern, thus find themselves trapped into putting these schemers into office, and then the sole object of the organization is accomplished. So far as I have been able to discover, there is no principle advocated by the league, except that the members are to vote only by permission of their masters, the office seekers. Strange as it may seem, this trap for votes is meeting with considerable success throughout the country, and is catching not a few victims in our District. Quite a number of voters have bit at the bait of extra patriotism which the League offers as an inducement to its dupes, and have pledged themselves, blindfold, to its requirements. But have they really any ground to boast of superior devotion to their country ? Are not their neighbors, who still retain the freeman's privilege of voting as they please, fully their equals in all that constitutes true patriotism ? Let their consciences answer tnese questions. During a recent trip into Cleveland, Lincoln and Rutherford counties in North Carolina, I had a favorable opportunity to witness the workings of another institution of a similar nature and with the same great object, of securing office to political tricksters. This is the Red Stiing Society, which aims to make religion a servant of its political ends. It has preachers, who harangue their hearers on the second chapter of Joshua, in which the story of Rahab's scarlet thread is narrated. This scarlet thread they claim as the origin of their order. It is a significant bajge, as it commemorates the time when a harlot r?.ved herself by betraying her country in the hour of i*s mortal peril. This society binds its members to sustain the Radical party, even unto death. As that party is rapidly losing ground in the North, it is probable that the death alluded to will, in a few months, be construed to mean the death of the party, and not that of the member swearing this touching allegiance to the Red Strings. Be that as it may, the Red Strings are now very enthusiastic. Their political meetings are held at churches, where they preach, pray and swear allegiance to the scarlet thread, and march in procession. In the vicinity of the South Mountain, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, a meeting of this character was held on the 18th instant I was invited to be present; but having other business to attend to, I was obliged to forego the pleasure of witnessing their transactions. These societies, the League and the Red String, have numerous secret signs of brotherhood. A ' member of the League, when he wishes to know if you are a brother, will give your hand a quick jerk; but I am unable to publish the response to this mysterious grip. Some of the other signs are as follows : With the right arm extended and the fore finger bent, as in the act of firing a Pistol pronounce the word "Liberty;" dropping the arm half way to the side, give the word "Lincoln;" drop the arm to the side, and pronounce "Law ;" placing the right hand over the heart, give the word "Loyal;" and snapping the fingers and thumb of the left hand, pronounce the word "Leaguer." The sign of recognition is made by passing the fore and middle fingers of the left hand over the left eyebrow, as in the act of stroking the brow outward. The answer?stroking , the beard or chin with the right hand. COSMOPOLITE. ? ? Fm tlii! Ynrkvillc Enquirer. BIBLE MEETING AT EBENEZER. Messrs. Editors:?By permission of a kind Providence, I preached on the occasion of the twelfth anniversary of the Ebenezerville Bible Society, at the Presbyterian Church, Ebenezerville, ! \r?i. c n ? XUl'K. XMSllll'l, U. \j., UU uauuaiu uiuiuiu^, vwuber 13th, 18G7, and secured a collection and subscription in behalf of the Bible Society. The officers of this Society having received a grant of several hundred volumes of the holy scriptures from the Parent Society, they reported favorably as to the work of distribution among all destitute readers alike, including the Catawba Indians. Bibles and Testaments can always be had by applying to RufusJ. Adams, Esq., at Ebenezerville, who will either sell or distribute gratuitously. Officers.?Rev. Robert English Cooper, Pres1 ident; Rufus J. Adams, Esq., Treasurer; Peter Garrison, Esq., Secretary. The following resolutions were unanimously adopted by this Society: Resolved. That in the liberal and generous do! nations of the American Bible Society in meeting t the demands, and .in supplying the wants of our State and country, we recognize the hand of God, and appreciate their noble and praiseworthy efforts. Resolved, That our thanks are due this timehonored institution for its prompt aud adequate supuly of the Word, rendered scarce and difficult to olbtain, by the recent struggle through which ; we have passed. I Resolved, That we, as a Society, cheerfully and i with renewed zeal, co-operate with the Parent Int stitution in distributing the Word of God, until i every nook and hamlet shall have its benefactions and partake of its privileges. Resolved, That our thanks are due its active and efficient Agent, Rev. E. A. Bolles, for his inter1 est and zeal not only in preaching the Word to 1 "God's Poor," but also, in carrying it to their homes; so that all can be supplied with this pre cious treasure. May God bless and prosper all denominations in ; your District, in the great and good work of Bible distribution. E. A. BOLLES, ' Agent American Bible Society for S. Carolina. General Sickles and the President.?The Washington correspondent of the New York Times says the application for a Court of Inquiry by 1 General Sickles has been smothered by the Presii dent, and it will probably not be heard of again. It : was asserted in official quarters, some time ago, that the President had referred certain points in the application to the Attorney-General for his opinion, among them one inquiring as to whether he had the power, under the Articles of War, to . refuse the application, the language of the artii cles being peculiar on that point; but the Attor! ney-Generai has not submitted any opinion a3 yet There are no papers on the subject in his office, and it cannot be learned that any investii gation of the subject has been made by him. It is believed that the papers sleep in tne pigeonholes at the White House, and that it is intended i they shall remain there until they are forgotten. LOCAL ITEMS. sew advertisements. \ W. Claw son, Messenger?Notice in Bankruptcy?Wm. L. Hopson. - ~ ncorporation of Bethel Church and Academy. Allison & Brntton?Drugs, Medicines, Ac. [*. R. Gaines, Agent?The Southern Harmony. ?ublic Meeting. donatio* to the fbeedmen. We have been requested by freedmen residing n the vicinity of Clay Hill, to return their thanks o Mr. J. Leroy Barron, for having donated* to hem a lot of land upon which to erect - a schoollouse. consignees bt king's mountain bail bo ad, The following are the consignees by the King'i Mountain Bail Road, from the 16th to the 22d oi Dctober, inclusive: T. M. Dobson & Co., J. W. Secrest, Dr. John May, Kerr & Roach, J. & E. B. Stowe, Allison & Bratton, Jas. Jeffcrys. W. A. Moore & Co., Carroll, Clark & Co., A. R. Homesley, B. T. Whee ler, E. M. Law, H. F. Adickes, M. Jones, T. M, Whitaker, Miss Lizzie Ross, B. F. Rawlinson, G IV TVilKoma K M R R f!nm nanv. Til man R, Gaines, A. S. Wallace, W. I Clawaon, W. H McCorkle, R. C. Williamson, R. G. McCaw. fatal aooideft. We learn that a fatal accident occurred at th< "Broad River Gold Mines," near "Wylie's Store,' on Tuesday of last week. About 12 o'clock, 01 the day mentioned, Mr. David Porter, of Lime stone Springs, was engaged in blasting rock, ii connection with the mining operations. He hat prepared a blast and moved off to the proper dis tance, but to the front of the blast, instead of th< rear, as is usual. The blast exploded, when i fragment of stone, weighing, probably forty pounds struck him between the shoulders. He lingeret until 9 o'clock the same evening, when he died the injuries he received having superinduced lock jaw and severe hemorrhage from the lungs. Th deceased is represented to us as having been i worthy and industrious man, and leaves a wife am seven children, who were dependent upon him fo subsistence. We are pleased to learn, and to record the facl that the Company, who had the deceased in thei employ, and who are represented by Mr. J. W Secrest, gave the sufferer every attention tha the circumstances of the case permitted while h lived, and with a commendable liberality, made handsome donation to the widow, for the suppoi A ' ?n * i i *11 1 /? it! i oi nerseir ana cnuaren. au nonor ior iuu uc? which for once belies the adage, that "Corporation have no souk" For tlie Yorkvllle Enquirer. BIBLE-MEETING AT BETHESDA. Messrs. Editors :?Pursuant to appointment, was permitted, in the Providence of God, to pei form divine service at the Bethesda Presbyteria Church, on Sabbath morning, the 20th of October During the afternoon of the same day, I re-oi ganized the Bethesda Bible Society, under favoi able auspices, as auxiliary to the American Bibl Society. The Bethesda Bible Society was orgar ized in 1856, and has always been very active i the great Bible work. It has recently received grant of several hundred Bibles and Testament from the American Bible Society, valued at $109, 30, which will be sold and distributed gratuitouslj as the Executive Committee of the Bethesda S< ciety may think proper. Officers?F. A. Erwin, Esq., President; Wu Hanna, Esq., Vice-President; Rev. Robert I Anderson, Secretary; Joseph P. Moore, Esq. Treasurer. Executive Committee.?The Ruling Elders < the Bethesda Presbyterian Church. At this meeting a collection and subscriptio was secured for the benefit of this Society. Thi Society is worthy of emulation. May God bles and prosper it Yours truly, E. A. BOLLES, Agent American Bible Society for S. Carolina. TAX ORDER NO. 92--AN EXPLANATION The Columbia Chronicle of yesterday says: Th following important letter from General Canby t his Excellency the Governor will be read with ir terest by the people of the State, and especial! those who are interested in the payment and coi lection of taxes: Headq'r8 Second Military District, ) Charleston, October 9. j His Excellency James L. Orr, Governor of South Carolina : Sir : I have the honor to acknowledge the n ceiptof your communication of the 30thult,i relation to General Orders No. 92. The first paragraph of this order applies only t commercial transactions which had concluded be fore the passage of the kw which authorized thei assessment, and not to any transaction of the fisct or tax year covered by the "act to raise supplies.1 The instructions given to Post Commanders wi probably remove any difficulties?and a suffidec number to enable you to supply all the sheriffs c your State, will be sent to you. Very respectfully, sir, your obedient servant, ED. R S. CANBY, Brevet Major-General Commanding. The above letter, in explanation of General Oi der No. 92, together with other information upo the subject, enables us to say that the order applie only to factors and commission merchants who dt ring the year 1866 transacted business for their prir cipals, and who settled with such prindpals pric to the passage of the act of December 1866; an does not extend to either mercantile^ profession* or other employments that were continuing at th time of the passage of the act, and incomplete. After this ruling, the sheriffs of the State will hay no excuses for postponing any further action ii the matter of the collection of taxes. Outside c Charleston and Columbia, the question is not likel, to arise on a single execution, nor will it occur sav in a very few cases, even in these two cities. THE RADICAL PROGRAMME. The Washington National Intelligencer, of a re cent date, promulgates the following as the futur programme of the Badicals: "The second session of the Fortieth Congres will convene in a few weeks, and their various pc litical committees are preparing, it is said, to mak such reports as may be thought expedient for thi purpose of their party. The work for the session has already been carve* out by the party leaders, who have been busily en gaged of late, in promulgating the party progratnm and dictating the order of the performances. Th House is to pass immediately a bill regulating im peachments, by which it will be provided that an; public officers impeached shall be liable, upon ai order of the Senate, to arrest, imprisonment, an* suspension from the exercise of official functions This bill is to be passed, of course, by a two-third majority in both Houses. The House will thei present articles of impeachment, founded upon th allegation that the President is politically oppose* to them, and Senator Wade, President pro tem. c the Senate, will succeed him. The Senate is to send the suspended Secretar; AT* .Qfnnfnn Knr>lr fn tVift War nffififi forth with. Senator Wilson wiil bring forward his bi to establish negro suffrage by force of arms in a! the States; ana as nearly every State will resist it Senator Wilson is to introduce a bill for raisin, five hundred regiments of black troops to enabl President Wade to execute the law. Several additional bounty bills, appropriatin from fifty to four hundred millions each, for th Eurchase of soldiers' votes, and the influence' c Dunty agents, will be then passed. The subjec of reconstruction will be closely considered, an something attempted to ensure and carry out Ser ator Wilson's assertion, that 6even, eight, or te of the excluded States shall send Radical Senator and Representatives to Congress, and also suppoi the Radical candidate for the Presidency. Sher dan and Sickles are to be sent back to the posl from which they have been relieved. This session is to continue till March 4th, 1869 that is, until the new Radical President shall b inaugurated.1' The Rome (Ga.,) Courier says that a lad friend recommends the following receipt as an ii infallible cure for chills and fever: "Take a wine-glass full of the best apple vinegt for nine mornings in this way: Take it three su< cessive days, then omit it three days, and so or until the vinegar has been taken nine mornings i all. The vinegar must be a first rate article of aj pie vinegar." CHESTER OONTRIBUTORIAL. BY WM. H. BRAWLKY. CHESTER, 8. C., OCTOBER 23, 1867. A WORD ABOOT THE MHJTAET. We mentined last week a rumor, which had been floating about for some days, that the Military at Chester had declined to interfere to prevent or dis' perse a military organization of the freedmen in the Western side of the District We are glad to ' be able to say that this rumor, to some extent, was unfounded. Major'Lynn has uniformly conducted himself in the discharge of his duties here, with the courtesy of a high-toned gentleman, and the 4 , capacity and regard to law of a good officer, and p we would have been very sorry, if in a matter of such importance to the community, he had shown ( himself lukewarm and indifferent , In the case alluded to, an investigation will be [ made, and if the facts reported are true, we do . not doubt that effective measures will be taken to repress any such organization, and punish the leaders in them. The frecdmen have no cause for military organization. Their rights are already protected by law, and any attempt to organize military bodies should be put down and punished. These organizations are forbidden by military orders, and it is the du~ ty of the United States officers to see that these orders are enforced We do not fear these armed 1 negroes, and do not ask the United States soldiers . ' to protect us from them. We are abundantly ] able, if occasion demands It, to protect ourselves; * but since we have a military government forced r upon us, we have a right to ask of it to preserve 3 order and to keep the peace, which would be se1 riously imperilled by permitting these night dril| lings and armings, and incendiary harangues. , PALL OOUBT. At a meeting of the Chester Bar, held on Frie day last, it was agreed, that in consideration of the f i late modification in the Juries, and the uncertainty 1 caused by General Canby's orders on the subject, r at the ensuing Fall Term of the Circuit Court, no civil cause shall be tried, unless both parties shall be consenting thereto. x 2nd. That no cases in the Sessions shall be tried '. unless the Solicitor and Defendant's Counsel shall ,t agree to go to trial without objection to Jurors on j e account of non-registration. a It is not likely, with this understanding among j t the lawyers, that any business will be transacted save in some unimportant causes. DEATH OP CAPT. ADAM WALEE&. This old, well known and much esteemed citizen died on Monday last, after a short Alness, at his residence in Chester District He was the young j est ot a large family ot sons and daughters all re, markable alike for their integrity, honesty, patriotn ism, piety and longevity. Captain Adam Walker, was at the time of his I death, about eighty years of age, and carries to his grave, with the regrets of his friends, the guerdon e of a blameless life. i- ' THE COTTON TAX n We notice at the Post Office a carefully prepara ed memorial for the removal of the Cotton Tax, I s gotten up by Messrs. Addy, Hall & Co., of Cin cinnati, Ohio, and addressed to the United States r, Congress. Many of our citizens have already >* signed it We hope that all, both white and black, will unite in sending to Congress this prayer i. of a burdened people. Let everybody sign it? t. good may come of it THE APPROACHING OOHVEOTIOH. . General Canby's orders for an election of mem' bers to the Convention, &c., are published at last The 19th and 20th of November are the days fix* n ed for the election. Chester is entitled to three 5 delegates. At another time, we may say a few a words upon this subject, though we confess to veiy little interest in it THE BAILEY TROUPE Gave their last performance at the Thespian Hall on Monday night They will be much missed e by the community, by your chronicler p articularo ly, for they have furnished some amusement, and l* a paragraph for lo! these many weeks. COLUMBIA 00NTRIBUT0RIAL BY JA8. WOOD DAVIDSON. j COLUMBIA, BOPTH CAROLINA, 21BT OCTOBER, 1867. J n The University. 0 The number of matriculates thus far is 105. >. In the Medical School there is an increase over it last week's report d In the Law School also there is an increase, y Our young friends who are studying law or may lt intend doing so, should know that the course of ,f law in the University may be completed in one year. There are two classes?a Junior and a Senior. The former usually take other studies in the Academic School; while those who wish to push through with Law alone, take both classes at Q the beginning, and by devoting themselves exclus sively to Law can graduate in it in one collegiate i- year. That is, those who begin now can graduate i- in Law at the end of next June. J The Poet's Memory. j The death of Henry Timrod has elicited admie ring notices from hundreds of friends to the de ceased poet, and of admirers of his genius who e never knew him newmnallv ? These honors are well put and timely, because y merited and just They do honor to the hearts e and minds from which they have sprung so gushingly. j Those hundreds of friends and admirers of Hen- ^ ry Timrod are entitled to know that a substantial ' expression of their admiration would not be out e of place?would not be spurned by those whom the poet's untimely death has left unprovided for. ? Expensive monuments are often given to exe press admiration of the gifted. Equally merited, e equally in taste, far more sensible, is that recognition which gives substantial aid to a surviving * family. * We are authorized to make this suggestion; and e we make it for the consideration of those who re cognize the principle, that onr people may thus fit- j y tingly signify their appreciation of genius that re| fleets honor upon its people and its time. * Literary. ] 8 The last number, 298, of Harper's series of pa- i a per novels is just out It is entitled The Curate's e Discipline, and is by Mrs. Eiloart, an English au| thor. The story also is English; and deals heav* ily in church things, such as rectors, high-churchisms, chapels, parson-tea-parties, and severe mory alities, through all of which runs a vein of hard l* human world-nature, as unclerical as anybody's. [j There is a fall dish of love, woman's love espe- ji u cially, a huge law-suit of the Ten-Thousand-a-Year style, and any amount of hard family talk, in this I 8 book. Duffie & Chapman sell the work at fifty e cents a copy. We have, also, the pleasure of noticing another 8 of Harper s recent publications?a Manual of ? Physical Exercises, by William Wood, of New York. It is in eveiy respect a useful, practical, ~ and much needed work. It treats of Gymnastics d and Calisthenics in general, giving pictures of the l" various modes of exercise so as to perfectly devein ji_. i_ - - - ope me Doay, cure aoa prevent diseases, and make * men of those who are wise enough to accept the . advice. Then the following subjects are treated with a great deal of good common-sense?Rowing, a Sailing, Skating, Swimming, Fencing (both small sword and broadsword) Boxing, Cricket, and Base ; BalL All these are liberally illustrated and treated e very practically in every respect The closing chapters upon health, ana upon exercise and diet as agents to promote it, are full of sensible and y homely suggestions. Among the subjects disjussed in this portion of the book, is that of reducing corpulency. There are given also tables of the . 1 lt comparative nutritiveness and digestibility of a > great many articles of food. We consider the j, part, extending over seventy-two pages, on the n subject of exercise, alone worth the price of the >- whole book, which Duffie & Chapman sell at one dollar. . ||