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ISWIS QKC3T,. ^ ^ l^prnknf ^^^cluspaptr: ^ tiK^pinnotijit of tbr political, Mortal, \3ritulft1nl at!) Comrno^ f ntertste flf % ?cu!ji. ^ ' ' * i - ' . 11 i ' ... ... i M ... . 1. i ; '! . ' , '. . ' > ! 9..! ,?<.Li)!l". * >i i'...-.:i -jr:/ ; > VOL. 14. YORKVILLE, S. O., THTJESDAY, jAPRIL 30, 1868. NQ., 18. ?^MM?I?M?P?? IpSfeUaiieoujS fading. From the Suunton Spectator. GLIMFSE8 AT THE PAST. BY CHIPS. I remember well an actor by the name of Simonds, the "funny man," of the Augusta, Georgia, theatre, who was not only a wag, but delighted in mischief. One day while he was seated in a restaurant with empty pockets and an empty stomach (for the treasury of the theatre had repudiated all claims for two weeks) a tall, double-jointed fellow, with a wide-brimmed straw hat and muddy spatterdashes en, entered the bar-room, and after surveying the company for a while, took his stand in front of the theatrical poster that graced the walls, announcing that Mr. Cooper would appear that night in his popular character of Macbeth. He continued some time spelling the words and connecting them so as to form the sentences, much to the amusement of those seated around. Sitnonds had had no dinner, and it was now late in the afternoon. Here was a "green'un," and a fair chance for a good meal; so, he determined to enact the Jerry Diddler for the especial benefit of a craving stomach. He consequently stepped up to the cracker, (a name given to the people of the upper oounties of Ixeorgiaj ana pouteiy do wing to him, prjt the first question? "From Columbus, sir?I presume ?" "Wall, stranger?I reckon you do presume, for Ihaint from that 'ere place," was the calm reply. "Oh?ah?from Milledgeville, then ?" "No?I haint from thar, nyther." "Ahem 1 so 1 thought How are the roads between here and Macon?" "Pretty well, I thank ye, how are you ?" "Oh?amazingly weH You came that route, then?" "No, I didn't, nyther." "Humph! may be you're from Atlanta?" "I mought be and I monght'nt?but I aint" The actor seemed rather non-plussed, and, placing the forefinger of his right hand upon his forehead, he stood musing for sometime, when the stranger asked him what he was thinking about "Why, sir," replied Simonds, "I'm trying to think how the devil you got into the city?" "Wall, I reckon I mought as well tell you all at ' once, stranger, for I see you've got an enquiring mind. My name is Hugh Jackson?Fve come down the Savannah river on a raft loaded with cotton, and I'm going to git a little refreshment, when I'm let alone." "Oh?ah?yes," stammered Simonds; then, looking good-naturedly into the cracker's face, he continued. "I say, my friend, you're an original; t oni) wo mill Hi no tnorpthpr T WAS X ii&C UilgUMMOj uuu nv ntu wuv wgv*.... ? just about ordering a turtle steak and a dozen oysters. Will you join me ?" "I reckon I will, and thank ye too. I don't want no turtle, though?so, I'll take a couple of dozen oysters fried." "Order them, my dear fellow?it's all right" Hugh strutted up to the bar-keeper and said: "Here, mister?give me a couple of dozen fried; and, while you're about it, bring 'em along with this gentleman's turtle steak and a dozen raw.? May be we'd better have a couple 0' brandy toddies, so, fetch 'em along with the rest" The compounder of "evil spirits" nodded to the green 'un, and gave a knowing wink to Simonds. In a few minutes the table was furnished, and the twain sat down with appetites as keen as an east wind. The luxuries were discussed with much ardor, and toddy followed toddy In quick succession. Simonds told some very pleasant stories which so delighted the cracker, that he swore he must be an "actor man," a truth which Simonds most positively denied. Evening began to close in upon the convivial party, and, with its shades commenced the actor's anxiety to know how to make a clever exit, as he had to personate Hecate that night. He arose to make a speech and plead urgent business, when Hugh pulled him roughly down and said that he was too much of a good fellow to lose so soon. "I say, Mister, What's your name," said be, making a forward lurch, "you ain't settled the bill, and ?" "Oh! that's all right," replied Simonds, "I'll be back in a few minutes, and then we'll square up." With this he made a desperate effort and tore himself from the grip of the up-lander. "The bill's three dollars, sir"?said the barkeeper. "Wall, I reckon it is, and I'm sucked in by that feller," responded Hugh. "Here is your money stranger, but, if I don't get it out o' his hide, my name's not Hugh Jackson?that's alL" He arose, as well as he was able, and followed after Simonds. It was a bright moonlight winter j evening, and the "funnyman" made his way toward the theatre as fast as circumstances would &1TT?rrV> fnllnnrod nlnce in hin wfllrp. ever and iun. JUU^U AVIiVIIVU wtvwv _ . anon bellowing out, "I say, stranger, stop a leetle, I've something to say to you." The appeal was in vain, for the actor had suddenly disappeared through the private door of the theatre, an entrance only used by those connected with the establishment, and which led through the trap falls and machinery to the dressing rooms of the actors. The moon added her influence to the bewilderment of the enraged cracker; what liquor had left unfinished she completed, and he reeled to and fro like a ship on a stormy sea. At length, with a desperate lurch, he reached the private door, entered and groped his way through the dark passage, until he came to what he thought a vault of the Inquisition, ropes, scaffold, coffins, rusty armor and human skulls met his view?his blood chilled an<f he began to think of a retreat, when he stumbled and fell over the stuffed figure of a skeleton. There he lay, half stupefied and half afraid to face the horrors of that infernal abode of mystery. While prostrate, a strange sound crept through the air?it was music, but of such unearthly nature that his senses became more and more bewildered. When the wierd strains had subsided a small bell was heard to tinkle, and then arose a thundering noise, mingled with loud yells and a sound resembling the slapping of shingles together. All the demons in pandemonium appeared to be let loose for the purpose of an infernal concert. Again si, lence prevailed, and then voices were heard above, uttering some strange gibberish. Two cut-throat looking rascals now appeared before the bewildered cracker. Said one to the other? ?T 'ii X imuik. nc u uu uia uuaiucao muuijr iui uiui twilight Have you got the bloody dagger?" "Yes, here it is," replied the other, looking at his goiy hands; "I want more blood, and must have it" The wretches walked away, doubtless to steep their hands in blood. Hugh breathed again. After awhile a haggard old woman appeared, followed by another with a broomstick in her hand. In the face and voice of the first, Hugh thought he could trace a faiut, but very faint resemblance to the man he was seeking?however fear kept him silent "I'll be the death of that fellow!" exclaimed the first witch. "Such a diabolical butchery I never witnessed before. Itwas deliberate murder. If the cauldron does not burn well, I'll throw him "into it. Who's to cut Banquo's throat?" "I?for I have to double," replied the second witch. "Ate the ghosts all ready ?" "Yes. That dagger soene was well done." Here a number of figures robed in white appeared. Pale and ghastly were their looks, and Hugh was not a little shocked when he heard one exclaim? "I'll be d?d if I ain't the best looking ghost in the whole lot" After a slight pause, a voice shouted?"Witches wanted! Ghosts up!" With a wild "whew!" the whole of the goblin party disappeared. Then came a horrible looking apparition in the shape of a warrior with shining mail, scaled gauntlets and Scotch bonnet His features were of a chalky whiteness and his throat displayed a gaping wound which reached from ear to ear. Pointing with his gloved finger to the bleeding gash, and directing his glance toward Hugh, he exclaimed, "That's it?I've got it now." He then passed on to make room for a pale and melancholy lady with her face bound up and a lighted candle in her hand. She placed the light upon the fioor, and commenced rubbing her hand in downright earnest, exclaiming, "Out, damned spot!" but thespotseemed inclined not to go out, and so she rubbed again with redoubled vigor, and placing her nose to her hand, continued, "Here's the smell of blood still; all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little i hand. Oh 1" Here the spectre passed slowly out t of sight, and Hugh made a desperate effort to rise i from his couch in the spirit-land, when the ghosts I again appeared and joined in" a church-yard laugh ? at one that has a red nose! A little goblin went through the ceiling to a chorus of voices above ; there was a strong smell of pitch and sulphur, and flashes of lurid fire occasionally made the darkness visible. At length the leading witch appeared again, and taking her wig of long, shaggy hair off, began to sing "We fly by night," in a register of voice anything but soprano. Hugh plainly recognized the features of his quandom messmate, and while making another effort to rise from his horizontal position, was discovered by Simonds; who, whispering to the witches and ghosts around him, something that Hugh could not hear, they all clasped e hands and began to concentrate on the terror- c stricken intruder, until they came quite close to him. Two of them brought a coffin used for mim- c ic funerals, and placed it by his side; one, a ghost \ with a brass helmet on, seized a large sheet of iron used for manufacturing thunder, and began to shake v it lustily, while the murderer with bloody hands 1: whetted his knife op a red paint pot. The leading j witch, (Hecate) bending over the stupefied cracker then exclaimed? "Pour in sow's blood, that hath eaten Her nine farrow; grease that's sweeten From the murderer's gibbet, throw Into the flame." The whole gang then joined in chorus? d "Bubble, babble, toll and trouble, ]i Fire bum, and cauldron bubble." This was too much for Hugh's nerves to bear; t he shouted lustily "Help?murder!" and, with an effort, made desperate by terror, arose, and after proving the spectres to be substantial by knocking over two or three of them with his first, he made his escape out of the dftn of mystery?reached his j raft?and "slept, perchance to dream" of his first appearance under a stage. The reader must be aware that the green horn v had witnessed the performance of the tragedy of ^ Macbeth behind the curtain, or rather under the stage. From the Advertiser. t THE DEBT QUESTION IN EDGEFIELD. J On Sales-day in April, in response to the call of j the Committee appointed by the Meeting held in the early part of March, to prepare a report proposing some acceptable plan. for the settlement of t old debts, our citizens, from all parts of the Dis- . trict, flocked to the Court House. The meeting was extremely large in numbers ( and very earnest in spirit and intent. At the time j the report was submitted, the great Court Room t was densely thronged. The approval and adoption ( of the report was'most emphatic and unanimous. y Below will be found the proceedings of the meeting, as we received them from the Secretary. The meeting was organized by calling Ex-Gov. 1 Pickens to the Chair, and appointing J. H. Mims ? as Secretary. f The Chairman, after succinctly stating what had I been done at the previous meeting, read the fol- i I lowing report of the Committee: ? COMPROMISE SETTLEMENT OP DEBTS. The Special Committee have had under consid- 1 eration the matter submitted to them by the gen- 1 eral meeting held Sales-day in March, at the Ma- ' sonic Hall, and beg leave to report as follows: 1 Aocording to the Census, the District of Edge- J field had in round numbers, 22,090 slaves. These at a valuation of $500, for which they sold before ? the war, would be eleven millions five hundred 1 thousand dollars ($11,500,000). This was consid- 1 ered safe and stable property, as much so as any- 1 thing held in the South, and it was all swept off ! by the results of the war, and the acts of the government The whole population went into the 1 war with enthusiasm, and are equally responsible 1 for it. We have no data upon which to estimate ( the capital vested in stocks and money, to be loaned out, but there is no just reason why those who j held notes or bonds for money, should not lose anything from the face of the notes or bonds, and that the whole amount, interest and all should be paid ' up, by forced sales, dollar for dollar, while, those 1 who owned land and negroes should be entirely ' sacrificed by a war, in which all engaged alike, and 1 for the consequences of which, all should suffer antiollTr T.?mrl h?<j hftpn reduced in value to al most nothing when forced to be sold in order to 1 pay money bonds, notes and mortgages. The la- 1 bor that made them valuable has been abolished, ? while most of our taxes are raised upon land, and : note and bondholders are comparatively but lightly taxed. Now we think it but proper and right that a community thus situated ought, as* just and patriotic men, to come to some fair and equitable compromise, by which the settlement of debts should be made. As neighbors, as fellow-citizens, 1 raised up together in the walks of life, we owe it 1 to ourselves, to justice, to honor, after our terrible 1 calamities, to make a fair and friendly adjustment 1 of our debts, and thus set an example to other Districts in our ruined and disheartened State, so they can see-that the District that was amongst the first to lead off in the war, as a band of brothers, was the first to show that we are still a band of brothers, and that brave men are always just and magnanimous. We would, therefore, respectfully recommend to the people of Edgefield District, that all notes, bpnds, mortgages or debts, now held, involving any consideration, or based upon any obligations incurred during the recent war, from 1st Jan., 1861, to the 1st of May, 1865, shall be adjusted and settled upon the basis of a gold standard at the date of the contract or obligation, and then placed upon an equal footing with debts before the war. We further recommend that all notes, bonds, or monied obligations of any kind, made or executed prior to 1st January, 1861, with interest, shall be reduced to twenty-five cents in the dollar, and paid in currency; We earnestly urge the general basis of settle' ' - 1 1? -11 ?- on/1 fellnw 1 merit to ue uiaue uy on ulu uoiftuw" | citizens, and whenever it is not agreed to, then we' recommend that it be submitted to an arbitration n af three or five men as the parties may agree upon, li md the whole matter referred to these for fall and h anal settlement This would relieve us all from the ai heavy expenses of litigation in our Courts, and be- p Pore mixed juries, composed in part of our former h slaves. It is well known that the expense of litf- tl Ration, undqr the general distressed condition of ai aur country, will consume in most cases two-thirds )f the debts recovered, and if land be forced to tl pay it, that the sale of land now will-hot pay the "] itlier third. ni We therefore think the compromise we propose a a our fellow-citizens will be better for both creditor w md debtor. ei As to settlement of debts due by Guardians to Y (Yards, or by Administrators and Executors to tn vidows and minors, we would respectfully recom- w nena tnat an sucn oe raaae upon me same uosiu, ai ixcept that an arbitration be made by thirtee n good dtizens chosen by the parties alternately, and that m ;heir settlement be presented to the Court, on pe- w ;ition, praying that the Judge or Chancellor shall ot ionfirtn the same. We present the above basis of settlement to our fii ellow-citizens, and trust that it will be adopted 01 ind ratified by this meeting as the sentiment of H Edgefield District. If generally acted upon and s[ icquiesced in, we hope it will, to some extent, to estore confidence and give new stimulus to indus- pi tv, because most of us would then feel that there cc vas some hope for support to be secured by honest cs abor and worthy enterprise. All of which is re- to ipectfully submitted. ^ hi J. A. DEVORE, Chairman. to F. W. PICKENS, M. FRAZIER, DJ JULIUS BANKS, ? G. M. YARBOROUGH, w M. W. CLARY, a THOS. B. REESE, or ABRAM JONES, ^ B. C. BRYAN, WILLIAM MOSS, W. L. COLEMAN, Committee of Eleven. ar The meeting was then addressed in an able and m jxpression?took a tilt at the world, determined to t] wrest from it not only a competency, but a fortune that would place me in the most beatific attitude S to be obtained by opulence. S! The dear fellow did work hard, and if he met with obstacles and difficulties and trials, the world h never knew it. He reserved them for his fireside, n md although he did not accuse me as the cause, (5 yet I could but feel that I was some way or other n accountable for his troubles. n Although I never seriously doubted his love for a me, yet he certainly permitted many excellent op- Q portunities for manifesting it to pass unimproved. Before we were married, he seemed to have a perfect mania for holding my hand, and I used to won- e der if he would ever give me an opportunity to do any needle work after marriage. But, bless your n soul! after marriage when opportunities for indulging in that delicious pastime were abundant, it ]( seemed to have lost its charm. Poor foolish me! a I was often aggrieved at his appareut coolness, and would ask him twenty times a day if he did love t] me. "Why, certainly I do, my dear little puss; I t] knew it!" Perhaps I did. I also knew that we v had plenty of flour and bacon in the pantry, but b that knowledge did not satisfy my hunger. 3 The Honeymoon in a Partial Ecipse.?It is c true that this affliction manifested itself sporadically with all the warmth and ardor ofthe old days; a but 'these ebulitions were the exceptions. The b rule was, "I thought you knew it" Yes, girls, when you get husbands, they will expect you to c know it, and my advice to you is, that you get all b the courting you want before you are married, for after that event what little courting is done in the t family, will have to be done by the wife. y Spangle as a Father.?We have six children, n all beautiful and good. Spangle takes great pride f! in them, loves them, and growls at them, like a dear old bear. You must not think that Spangle v regards the "new comers" as burdens. Quite the a reverse. He goes into ecstacies over ea;h one; I dilates upon its beauties and perfections for five 1 iloquent appeal by Dr. J. A. Devore, in support if the report. ^ The Chairman then submitted the report for the onsideration of the meeting. It was r?;ceived rith applause and unanimously adopted. On motion, Resolved, That the report, together rith the remarks of Dr. J. A. Devore, be pub- q, ished in the Advertiser; and that the other pa- ^ )era of the State be requested to copy. F. W. PICKENS, Chairman. pl J. H. Mims, Secretary. . ^ HUSBANDS AT HOME. Mrs. "Patsy Spangle," a charming coirespon- w lent of the Louisville Courier, addresses ithe fol- _ owing to Mr. "Yub a dam." There are many la- ^ lies, we dare say, who think with Mrs. Spangle, if 1 hey do not speak out To them this letter will be ^ . great treat: U1 Spangle as a Lover.?I fivst met Spangle at ti( i countiy fair. We were introduced to each other d ,t about 10 o'clock in the morning, and, if you be- Vf ieve me, I did not get a chance to speak to any hi ther gentleman that day. I never saw a fellow g] o struck at first sight I don't think he saw a h, torse, or in fact anything that was on exhibition th hat day but me, although there were present many ai if the most beautiful and accomplished young la- w lies of that section of the country. As he was ex- a, remely good looking, of good family, and of unex- V( eptionable character and habits, I, of course, felt tf lattered by his marked preference. I had*o take tT tim to dinner, and introduce him to pa and ma fo md the whole family. He made a very good imjression. In fact, SpaDgle can shine when he ^ ries. I remember the fact with pride. Well it is ^ he old story. He became infatuated, and obtained QJ ny permission to visit me at home and spend a Q] lay there. In just tyro weeks, I received, daily, long q etters from Simon, closely written and cross-writ- aj en. [1 wish I had kept them.] At length the lay of his visit arrived, and lo and behold the ser- p rant girl awoke me in the morning with the pleas- T( int information that Spangle was waiting for me p n the parlor. Here was a lover for you! .j Marriage and Honeymoon.?Well! well! As u [ said before, it was the old story ever recurring, B sver sweetly told, and ever listened to by willing n( :ars. suffice it to say mat iroin tnat aay .l saw no jeace until I bepame Mrs. Spangle. Our honey- n( noon was, I suppose, like all honeymootis, short K ind delicious. ^ The Realities op Life.?And then earae all ki he realities of life. It is my belief that this is the al nost trying period of a woman's life. However ie cind and attentive her husband may be, a young di vife, when she enters upon the actualities: of life, C las disclosed to her a state of facts of which she ci jas little or no conception before marriage. When w ihe leaves an atmosphere of romance and adulation C ind enters upon the realities of life, it is like step- oi ring out of a garden of summer flowers into the &< egions of perpetual winter, and unless she brings ill of her good sense and philosophy to her aid, n< aer affections will become chilled and she will re- a jard herself a disappointed, if not a deceived wo- Y nan for the balance of her life. It is the hope that d >ur experience may be of benefit to young wives is hat induces me to reveal some of the domestic injidents and infelicities of twelve years of married jr ifc. it After our brief holiday, Spangle?to use his own h rinutes, and then seems to think it ought to be id away to grow up, and be no ftnrther trouble to iin until they want to marry. If one of them has a ache and cries at night, Spangle thinks that the ain is a special hardship to him, because it keeps im awake a few minutes. The fact is undeniable tat the best men are selfish brutes so far as babies re concerned. ? Spangle at Home,?I will say, though, of all le children I have, Spangle is the biggest baby. 3s true he was through with t^ie most of the aillents I have enumerated before I got him, but in thousand other respects he still is, and always ill remain in that chronic state of babyhood which rcr attends over-indulged and spoiled husbands. " - . !-J JJ -1J L.I 1J i nen we were nrsi marneu wjr uiu uauy wuwu wost break his back to pick op my fan, and he ould kill a fly in a minute if the fly manifested a ^position to alight on my nose. Now I have to almost literally dress him in the orning. I have to get his boots together, one of hich he generally kicks under the bureau, the her under the bed. I always have to find his cravat If I go to bed -st, in the morning I find his clothes scattered rer the room, as ooly a man can scatter clothes, e would never put on a clean shirt if it were not >read out on a chair before him. His sleeve butns are taken out and put in by me, when taken it and put in at alL I do not believe that he has imbed bis own head since we were married. He in't even wash his face properly without being Id, like any other child. If I do not wash him, j ears and the back of his neck would be a sight i behold. Spangle on a Sice Bed.?Albeit he has no itience for others who have pains and aches, yet >u ought to see him when anything is the matter ith him. He'tears and screams, and grunts over slight attack of colio in a manner to keep every le awake in the house. At such times he always dieves he is going to die and will not suffer me to ave him for a moment Yet with all his faults I?well, vou know the lotation?I believe he is the best man living, id would not give him for a ten-acre lot fall of en like the scapegraoe of a husband which your olisli, credulous correspondent, ".Dolly Dasn,' is i siHy about. THE CELEBRATED GAINES CASE. The final decision of the suit of Mrs. Gaines [ainst the city of New Orleans, by the Supreme Durt, terminates one of the most extraordinary ses of litigation in the whole history of civil jusprudence. It is remarkable, says the Philadellia Evening Bulletin, in an able review of the se, for the curiosity of the case itself; for the rge amount of property which it involves; and r the wondcrfal display of enduring pertinacity ith which the plaintiff has devoted her life to the -osecution of what has long been held to be a )peless cause. Seven times bos Mrs. Gaines eadedher case before the Supreme-Court, someines with partial success, sometimes with none, itil, at last, after forty years of incessant litigaDn, she has won the day, and established her aim to a large portion of the city of New Orleans ilued, very modestly, at $5,000,000. This fight is been fought by Mrs. Gaines single-handed, tie has literally gone through fire and flood, as she is travelled over the country, always intent upon le one great business of her life. "With a buoyicy of temperament that knew no abatement, ith an abiding faith in the justice of her causa id of its ultimate Buccess; with few friends and jry limited means; with life slipping away under te long delays and slow processes of the law, this uly remarkable woman has persevered until she is conquered fortune. A brief outline of this singular case will be inresting to our readers: In 1794, Zulime nee Carerre; a beautiful Creole of New Orleans, married le Jerome des Granges, in New Orleans. In 1802 180J]" Daniel Clark, a prominent citizen of New rleans, became attached to Madam des Granges, id, about the same time, it is alleged that it was iscovered that des (i ranges haa a wire living in ranee, and that, the second marriage thus proving lid, Daniel Clark privately married the lady in hiladelphia. Of this marriage the present plainff claims to have been born in Philadelphia, in 302 or 1803. Her mother and herself were comlittea to the care of her father's friend and parter, Mr. Daniel W. Coxe, of this eity. She afirwards became an inmate of the family of Coloel Samuel B. Davis, and was known among her :hool-fellows, some of whom still remember her, i MyTft Davis. When she grew up, it became own to her that her true name was Clark, and le has established the existence of a will of Dan1 Clark's, acknowledging her as his legitimate aughter. Yet her own mother, who, during lark's life, married M. Gardette, a well knows tizen of Philadelphia, was never summoned as a itness by Mrs. Gaines, and her father, Daniel lark, during his wife's life, addressed Miss Caton f Baltimore, who, however, did not accept his ivances. Myra Clark married Mr. Wm. Wallace Whitey, of New York, by whom she had two children, son and a daughter, still living. After Mr. Riitney's death, she married Gen. Edmund Penleton Gaines, who died in 1849. One child, the sue of her second marriage, died in infancy. Daniel Clark owned large tracts of ground withi the limits of New Orleans, which have become nmensely valuable. More than a thousand suits ave been instituted by Mrs. Gaines to recover icse properties, upon whioh many of the finest nprovements now stand. The decision of the upreme Court only applies, direotly, to three aits, but its ruling will cover the whole ground. This case has been one of singular intricacy, and as turned, as will be seen by the above brief stateient, upon the question of the legitimacy of Mrs. laines. It is but fair to say that even now, after early forty years of litigation, three of the ablest lembers of the Supreme Court, Grier, Swayne nd Miller, dissent from the conclusions of the !ourt. Anecdote op John Jacob Astor.?"Do you ver trust, Mr. Astor?" inquired Mr. K. "I do not credit strangers, sir, unless they farish satisfactory city reference," was the reply. "mi ?? xr ?? !,? ?i.;na t ca, "xnen, quoin uir. xv. I lUb OIlLUO -I. iiOTW m> Kited must suffioe this time," and paying for the ime departed. On the afternoon of the same day, just before be sailing of the New Bedford packet, the yount rader returned for his lot of furs. Throwing the 'hole pack of furs upon his back, he left the store, ut had not proceeded a dozen yards from the tore, when Mr. A. called his name, bidding hin ome back. "Sir," said Mr. A., "you can have credit foranj mount of goods you require, provided they are te e found in my store." "But," stammered Mr. K,"but, my dear sir, 1 an give you no city reference?I'm a strange: iere." "I ask no further recommendation," responded he rich merchant, "than that already furnishedty ourself. The man that is not above his businesi ieed never be afraid to apply to John Jacob Asto: ar assistance. Thus commenced a trade between two merchants rhich was continued to the mutual satisfaction ant dvantage of both for a long term of years. Mr L, is now one of the most eminent capitalist h few Bedford. i THE NITRO-GLYCERINE SCARE. When General Superintendent Kennedy report ed the terrifying faot that five cases of nitro-glyce rine were missing from New York, and that it wa feared that they had been sent to Washington t demolish the Capitol, people generally were die posed to regard it as a capital joke; but the Spring field Register, of Illinois, received a variety of tele grams from the doomed city, which we subjoin and which shows that it was a more serious matte than any had supposed. The following are thi telegrams: Washington, Feb. 28,10 A. M.?The pack ages which were supposed to contain nitro-glyce rine have been opened, and found to be filled witl pickled cabbage. 10:10 AL M.-^-Senator Yates has made an aflida vit that there is nothing dangerous to Congress ii pickled cabbage. He has frequently carried Jarg quantities into the Senate chamber. 10:15 A. M.?A special committee has Ijeen ap pointed to inquire into the probability of Member of Congress being blown up by their constitutents rrn i a. a liA xi ii.vl.l r . i naa. elevens lesimes hiul ne xius ueeu ir^ucui ly blown up by his mulatto house keeper, and tha she never hurt him. Gen. Butler was requested to appear arid testif; as to the effect of the explosion of the powder shi] at Port Fisher, but refuses to attend. 10:20 A. M.?Gen. Grant requests that any ni tro-glycerine arriving in that city be bottled up am sent to his headquarters. He says he will put i where nobody will ever see it. 10:26 A. M.?A respectable looking man ha been arrested. He was carrying a can containinj a quart of coal oil. He was taken before Judg Carter and ordered to give $500,000 bail. 10:30 A. M.?A boy has just been arrestei for offering to sell matches on the steps of the cap itol. The arrest was effected at the instance of 3#i Culloin, of Illinois. 10:35 A. M.?Senator Yates has arrivedat Wi! lard's bar-room. He says the whole capitol build ing was blown into fragments about five minute since. He is entirely divested of clothing, with ai insignificant exception. 10:40 A. M.?Mr. Trumbull suggests that nitre glycerine might be used with effect in removin, Johrison, the traitor, from the Presidential office and thus save the expense of the process of im peachment Mr. Trumbull is strongly in favor c an economical administration. 10:45 A. M.?A train of cars, which is suppose to be loaded with nitro-glycerine, has been haltei about four miles from the city. 10:50 A. M.?The train has been allowed to pre ceed, at the request of John A. Logan, who state * -* ' - i L-I ?1 tnat it contains wnistey twiuugiug iv juym mcu, nu are shipping it to Smyrna. GAMBLING IN NEW YORK. The prevailing vice among New Yorkers is gam bling. The wives and daughters of .our raos wealthy citizens are afflicted with the mania, an< play as deeply and heavily as their husbands an< fathers. In Twenty-third street, near Madisoi avenue, is a gambling house patronized exclusive! by females. With the kind permission of you readers we wiD visit it It is a modest, unpreten tiaus-looking house, the entrance scrupulously cleai and presenting no different appearance external! than those adjoining, save the blinds are all tightl; closed. Ringing the bell, we aro admitted by i gorgeously appareled woman, whoactsas janitress Ascending the stairs, we are ushered into the par lore on the first .floor. They are elegantly, evei luxuriously furnished. The person who fitted u] these rooms must have had exquisite taste. Th paintings hanging on the wall are rare and valua ble, but the most conspicuous, and the one tha first strikes the eye and rivets the attention, is-thi painting by Airy Schaeffer of the gambling seen from Bulwer's play of "Money," for which, it i stated .August Belmont has offered $20,000 am been refused. Seated around the room and afith gambling table, are a number of ladies, all of whon are dressed in the height of fashion. The player are flushed with excitement, but the dealer sit calm and collected, and rakes in the "chips," witl the utmost sang froid. Ever and anon some play er, when a heavy bet is lost, calls for wine, whicl is speedily supplied by an attentive and demur looking Hebe. That lady in the centre of the ta ble is the wife of one of our most wealthy mer chants. I could tell you her name, but tales mus never be told out of school. Observe that younj lady, with a bonnet no larger than a cookie shell and Bismark brown ribbons; the one who is not taking off her diamond ring to stake, and whicl she will lose as sure as eggs is eggs, is the daughte of an ex-Judge. Ah I our wealthy merchant' wife is aloser ; see, she rises from the table bitin, her lips, till the blood comes, to conceal her emc tions. Come, let us away, such scenes do no make our opinions of poor, weak human natur the more exalted. Is it any wonder that we s frequently see rewardsofftred for lost diamond rings necklaces and bracelets ? If we had the power o Asmodeus, we would see these "lost" articles ii the safe of ; ome gentleman who has for his sigi the old Lombardy emblem of three balls. Th thirst for gambling will be satisfied, and mone must be obtained. Yes, yes, Hamlet was right "there are more things in Heaven and earth tha are dreamed of in our philosophy." AN AFFECTING CASE. " A young gentleman, who says he lives in Cu peper county, Va., has recently met with exper ence in New York which gave him entirely ne^ ideas in regard to the female character. He state that, as he was crossing Washington Park abou 10 o'clock oue evening, he was accosted by th "loveliest girl he ever beheld," who told him tha she had a dying mother at home, and begged hii to hasten thither, and, if possible, to save her pa rent. The young Culpcperian, over-come by th ' appeal, drew the supplicant's arm within his, an set out for the "scene of suffering." They ha ! not gone far, however, when a stout and ferociou.' looking man suddenly sprang upon them, and ej claimed: "Ah 1 I have you now I You're a prei ty miss, aren't you ? And you, you young rascal 1 you're the villain who has poisoned my home an broken my wife's heart! But I'll have vengeanc ' now!" The girl sobbed and begged "her father not to kill her, and also to spare "Harry." whoi she loved dearer than her own life. The youn gentleman was perfectly bewildered. He coul only account for the condition in which he foun s himself on the hypothesis that in some oblivioi : moment, when in a state of intoxication, he ha won the affections of the lovely girl by his sid< i and ruined the peace of a once happy family. H - was recalled from his speculations on the subje< i by the gleam of a pistol barrel, the muzzle towar his brain. The "outraged father," with fierce in 1 precations, ordered him to prepare for "instar > death." The girl implored her "inexorable p: rent" to relent; which at last he agreed to ao o [ condition that the infatuated pair should agro r never to see each other more. To this the youn Virginian readily and fervently assented, where? 1 the devoted young Lady seemed much pained; bi 7 after embracing him violently, she walked awa 3 with a melancholy air. The "father" watched h< r until she disappeared, and then with a warnic glance departed. As soon as the young man n , covered from his astonishment he felt for his watc 1 to see the hour, but his watch had unaccountab . disappeared, and so had his purse! Then tl i young gentleman from Culpeper county understoc the whole matter.?Newark (iVi J.) Journal. K. K. K. Mr. "Meshach Horner" thus describes the K. i- K. Ks as he saw them in the middle of the night a in Abingdon, Washington county, Virginiay a few d weeksanoe: *r "On lopking down from the winder, the fust - thing I saw was a great big blade flag, with a c white skull -and two cross-bones painted on it? , Lookin a Jeetle lower, I seed a grea^ company of r black hosses march in along sflently two andtwtf, e and on each hoss, was a pale lookin rider dressed in a long white robe, and each held in his boney fingers a bright two-edged sword, with drops of - blood spritikled about on 'em, a great big skelefi ton-lookin feller as big as the giant t)avid killed, raised his blood-shot eyes rite in my face, andput r tin his finger on his lips, he ses in a whisper tone, a "these are the Ku-Klux-Klan, and I'm the head A- n nirt i. ?i* ti T ci e giant. iv nat u you are, oca ?, yuu u??o? t got nothin to do with me.'1 "That depends on t- whether we have or not," ses ha 'Tf yojiWa s true man, honest in your deaJins, jnst in ydur poli. iticka, in favor of yoor own race, abov$ hunnyfugr gling with niggers, divide your, bread and meat t with the widders and orfants of soldier?!, andaint for makin niggers better than white people and y givin'm land that don't belong to yon, you're not p the sorter man we're after; but, if you're a Radical or a nigger?and one is about as good as tother, - and better too?you'd better keep your eye skini ned, or we'll have yon, and then yon may call upon t the Lord to have mercy on your soul" "Well," ses I, "I've heard a heap over in Bear 8 Cove about these Ku-Klux-KIans, but I never % seed enny before?will you tell me who you are and e where you come from ?" ?' "Yes," ses he, "we have no secrets on that pint I We are the sperrets of the Confederate Jed, come > back to see our livin comrads righted, and to punish the bad white men who have jined the niggers , agin their own )un and color, and to protect all who ^ aresufferin from the meanness and maliciousness of 1- bad men, both black and white. We started in a Tennessee, where we intend to return as soon as 0 we have finished the work we have to do in Virghmy." . . > o. j; ?- As he finished talkin, they all marched on their S horses along the street, makin no more noise than !, if they had bin walkin on feather beds, and in ? i- few minutes I went to sleep and saw no more-of ?f the awful lookin oompany. Yourn till deth, 1 Meshach Horner." i ? ' : ' Children in Massachusetts Factories'.? h There is a law in Massachusetts whioh is intended s to regulate the employment of children in factories, o The officer appointed to enforce this law reports as 'follows: In Fall River he found one . thousand children emoloyed in factories, mostly of foreign parentage. - in a generally low condition, ignorant in many t cases of cl rir own ages, earning very low wages, 1 and deprived in great part, or altogether, of the 1 school privileges which the law requires. To iliosi trate the spirit of some of the employers, the pffioer, 7 inquired of the agent of one of the principal factor ries, whether it was the custom to do anything for - the physical, intellectual, or moral welfare of the n work people. The answer would not have been y out of place in the master of.a plantation, of.tbe y captain of a coolie ship: "We never do; as for a myself I regard my work people as I regard my mai chinery; so long as they can do my work for what - I choose to pay them, I keep them, and get out of i thein all I can. What they do, or how they fere, ? outside of my walls I do not know. - They must e look out for themselves, as I do for myself When - my machinery gets old and useless, I reject it and t g?t new; and these people are a part of my mae chinery. < e Another agent in another part of the State re^ s plied to a similar question, "that he used his milli hands as he used his horse; as long as he was in a good condition and rendered good service, he treata ed him well; otherwise he got rid of him as soon s as he could, and what became of him afterward s was no affair of his." That man, the report says, i had upwards of one hundred children in his ern ployment, most of whom had never attended h school. These are cases of exceptionable harde ship; but in the majority of establishments it isbe lieved that, by the contrivance of parents and em ployers, the law is violated, at least in some of its t parts to a most fearful extent j g * *?: -1 THE WRONG WOMAN. * ' v A distinguished professor and divine from this h neighborhood was on a visit to some friends east of r the mountains, and was introduced to a very res spectable family which had two accomplished g daughters?one of them very handsome, the othh er rather plain. After spending some weeks in the >t neighborhood, and having frequent opportunities a of meetincr the ladies, he became quite enamored o with the younger and prettier of the sisters. He, i, however, returned home without showing any prefif erence. He was a man of very sedate and stndia ous habits, and soon became absorbed in his books q and, for a time, he seemed to forget his new ace quaintanccs. But the image of one of them seemy ed to be continually before his mind. After having maturely considered the matter, and having, I n have no doubt, sought guidance from on high, he concluded to commence a correspondence with the object of his affection. Unfortunately, or fortunately, as he afterward stated, he addressed the 1- wrong lady. He had got their names transposed, i- The correspondence led to an engagement The day was fixed for the wedding, and the grave and is reverend D. D. entered his appearance at the propit er time. But what was his consternation to find c that he was going to marry a lady he had not it courted. But, being a sensible and an honorable n man, he said nothing about it, believing the hand i- of Providence was in the matter, and he was actue ally married to Che sister of the girl he thought he d had won. d Time wore on; she proved to be a most amiable, intelligent and affectionate wife. He never told t- the story till after the younger sister was happily t- married. He never had reason to repent the mis! take, and he, to this day, is firm in the belief that d God so ordered it for his happiness. "All's well ? that ends well."?Pittsburg Chronicle. n Prayer in Court.?Judge B, relates the g following incident as occurring in the course of his d practice: He was trying a petty case, in which one d of thfe party was not able to pay counsel fees, and is undertook to plead his own cause; but he found, d in the course of the trial, that the keen and adroit i, attorney who managed the case for the other party 'e was too much for him in legal strategy, evidently ;t making the worst appear the better cause. The d poor man, Mr. A , was in a state of mind borl dering upon desperation, when the opposing oounit scl closed his plea, and the case was about to be i- submitted to the justice for decision. "May it n please your, honor," said the man, "may I pray?" :e The judge was taken somewhat by surprise, and g could only say that he saw no objection. Whereit upon Mr. A went down upon his knees and it made a fervent prayer, in which he laid the merits ty of the case before the Lord in a very clear and ?'?ii. ? rfotamonf nf nil the narticulara. nlead Zl UiCtUUUlUU OWVWWV-. jr ? ? - , ig ing that right and justice- might prQ7aiL - "Q e- Lord! Thou knowest that the lawer has misrepre:h seated the facts and thou knowest that it is so ly and so?" to the end of the chapter. Arguments le which he could not present in logical array to the >d understanding of men, he- had no difficulty in addressing to the Lord, being evidently better versed in praying than pettifogging. - ' Whtfn helriee from his knees, Esquire W-?;, the opposing cpunsel, very much exasperated by the turn'the case had taken, said: "Mr. Justice, does not the closing argument belong to me To which the judge replied: "You can dose with prayer ifyoapleaseJ' Esquire W-r^wjW-jn .thelMfiM iWing-at home, but not seeing the propriety of connecteDi his prayer with his practice wisely-tofborej leaving poor' A-?to witt his cast, iahe'*dii4,'typhis novel mode pfpnidenting it177/ ' F . 'T i>: ? r ti -ri )/rr Women and Ladies.?In the dfcjtf of our frth ere, there'Wcte^^ithings tybemet with as and women ; W now &ey are all gone, and.'.jjq their place a pwe of gentlemen apd ladie3--^r, to be still-more refined, a nice of "ladies. a^^fntfo? men" has sprang up. Women and .giriisare among the thing* that were; bat ' lladies' 7^an fiotaod everywhere. Miss Martinets^ wishing to -sen the women <raidanlu-<nyriirail>ib?!E^ii<irto#TiHw an swer^d by the warden,' 'We have na ladies here at prtsent, madam." ' Nbw, ?o'^' lidJetrtte concerned, it was very well that none of titem' were in prisop, but then, it sounds a little odd?ladies in prison. It would seem bad enough for women to goto soohapiaoe. Si. A lecturer, discoursing upon, the charaewfcs' tics of women, illustrated thus: "Who were the last at the cross?: - Ladies, m Who were the first at the sepulchre? Ladies." Of tba: modern ;im? provements, we have' heard of but Opb thing ttiit beats the above. It was the ^huig txrach tol marriage ceremony, performed, ^.im'.'.^uisite divine, up to all modern refinements. When he had thrown the chain of Hymen arcrttnd the happy couple, heoobctuded by saying, 'T' now pronounce you husband end lady." 'The aiwh'ffjop staffed their handkerchief.?lto their mouths, and got out of the room as quickly as possible to take breath. erfT ' ; . ? ? 11jd; : DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION. The Qtate Central Executive Committee of tibe Democratic party of South CaihHni, appeal to their fellow-citizens throughout the State, to organize and unite upon the policy of (he late Convention. The Committee submit that. tyum id home and JWirfSUittonvrith iberimlmvMtmfr orotic party, will sooner or later cWjyettha xxtwmonwealth from the ruin Hurt threit^ittfr,b',<T The following plan ifi' proposed: Let Democratic Clubs be formed in every town arid, vflkfeei and^n every election precinct in; the a?wtpr; lei'odlorod let these make up and form, in Pitfrict, *1$ Central Democratic Okb for the District;Let these Central Globs report At once to th^ State Central Executive Committee, officer! sndiBerfben?, &a And commencing May 1 st proximo, let the Central Clubs throughout the Stato'tiiakeii monthly report ito, the said commlttoeiit Columbia, S. 0. The committee "have,on handier districttion copies of the Constitution of the Itiohbnd Democratic Chtb, and, of'the. resolutions *Kpto4 at tho late Convention. 1 - J.K ^HOMASr F, W. McMASTHJR, !T JOSEPH DANIEL POPE.' v ' *' 1 '/For Committee^ .^TWouening.?The eadeats bed-a. qpeer ideaabout mourning for the dead. The Egyptian women ran through the streets crying,* with their ^ bosoms exposed, and their hair disordered. The Lycians regarded mourning as unmanly, and compelled men who went into mousing'toput on female garments. In Ghneeoe, when a popular General died, the whole army cut off their hair,' and the manes of their horses. At the. present day, the Arabian women stain their hands and feet with indigo, which they safer to remaip eight days. They also carefully abstain from milk during this time, on the ground that Ha white color does not accord with the gloom of their mmdiC in Cbinaj the mourning color is white. Mourning for a jarent or a husband is required by law, under penidty of sixty blows and a year's banishment* . When the Emperor dies, all his subjects let their hah* grow for one hundred days. In the Fejee Islands, on the tenth day of the mourning, the . Women scourge all the men except thie highest chiefs, other fashionable custom there requires uae xnepos and relatives of the deceased to assemble: <m < ate fourth day after the funeral, and picture to themselves the amount of corruption, the corpse has sustained by that time. In the Saawhrio^Islands, persons desirous of going into modrting paint'the lower part of their fubesbUck and 1t&bik out their front teeth. ; :t " ^ ' ' ' : 1 1 . ' 1 ?1> IQTA wealthy man recently died in Paris, leaving a! 1 his wealth to his nephew, on condition that he would have the deceased interred atone o'clock in the morning, an arrangement contrary to the city regulations for funerals; hence the matter has . been brought before the courts. . It is not long since a very well known character died* enjoining by his will to be interred, if he died during summer, at six o'clock in thC morning, and at eight if in winter. He died during winder, and four hundred invitations were issued to his "intimate friends," to attend the funeral Only twenty-mae came, all of whom signed their natfaes in a register. Eight days afterward, these twenty-nine, fhitftful tiU death, received afetter to call on the deceased's lawyer. They did so, and each received, according to the will, three hundred and twenty pounds if a lady, and two hundred pounds if a gentleman.? The testator further directed that the names of those who received his bequests should be published in the journals, to punish those who would not put themselves out of their way to rise so early in the morning to attend his funeral. ' . Life in Texas.?In the village of Henderson I was introduced to a buxom school giri of'M'years, who possessed the following name: Dionysia Boadicea Jeffalinda Jacobina Christiana Bnclriaria Caledonia Susannah Emily Wyatt Wilkinson Moore Wynne. This young lady is a cousin o?a young man of that village who, in the short jpgu of his life of 22, has done and suffered the following things: He has had over a hundred personal encounters; has shot mortally three men; not mortally eight; is now resting under soyen bail hoods; has been through the war from the beginning; married, buried an infant daughter, and separated from his wife, who is now going to icfiodl; and is now living on his father's substance, in possession of a pair of fine boots, a spavined horse, a Mexican saddle, a silver watch, three revolvers and a Derringer, and $1 in specie. All this he told me hip- ?. self, with mnch apparent satisfaction. He expects to attend the Waco races, bat does not expect to lay heavy wagers.?Letter to Cincinnati Commercial. Arkansas.?Hon. James Hines, of Little Rock, Ark., member elect to the Fortieth Congress, arrived in this city yesterday.. His two colleagues, Messrs. Roots and Bowles, are daily expected.? Hon. B. F. Rice and A. McDonald have been elected Benatots from that State. The fourteenth article of amendment to the Constitution has been ratified unanimously by the Legislature now in session at Little Rock. Arkansas will spon resume her place in the sisterhood of States.-*-Fbm^?'a Chronicle. i- ' . v. p?:iiv?rJT? Mrs. Partington has been reading the health officer's weekly reports, and thinks that "Total" must be an awfhl malignant disease, since as many die of it as all the rest put together., ' '