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E1IJLY VOLUME 1. Old Series, vol. 14. CLARKSVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 186G. Old 'Scries, No. 43. NUMBER 35. CLAMSVffill" ' IBsttlM IBkjpftM IFsmsiIl COLLEGE, HOPKIXSVIHE, EE5TITKT. THE NEXT SESSION OF THIS INSTITUTION will commence on the lint Monday (20lh) ot January, 1866, witb tbe following CORPS OF INSTRUCTORS: Rsv. T. O. KEtN, Prrident and-Prqfeeior nf Br 11 ft Ltttrtt. Riv. M. O. ALEXANDER, Profeaor qf Mathcmario, I. Pa La. BARETTE, Prqfeiior qf Ancient and Modem Language), Painting and Drawing. Mrs. K. H. KEtCN, Teacher qf Mmic, and Ancient and Modern History. Miss FANNIK KEEN, Auutant Teacher in Englieh JJranchet. Terms of Tuition per Session of 20 Weeks: Tuition In Primary Department, (including; Spoiling, Holding, 1st Lessons in Arilli metir. and Geography,) . $22 so Tuition for all studies higher than Primary, S5 00 1.1 00 30 00 5 00 2 50 10 00 French, (extra,) Music Piano and Guitar, (extra,) Use of Instrument for purposes of Practi cing Incidental Expenses Painting and Drawing, water colors, extra Hoarding wilt be furnished in the College Build hie, by Prof. Alexander, at $80 00 per Session. Washing 70 cents per dozen, extra. Candles in tbe rooms at prime cost.. One-half of the fees to he paid invariably in ad vance; the balance at the end of the Session. Pupils entering the first month will be charged for Tuition the entire Session. Pupils entering after the first month will be charged to the close of the Session. No deduction tor absence, except in case ' of protracted sickness. Interest w ill be churgedbn nil bills not paid when due. Prof. Alkxandku will attend to the settlement of bills. EXAMINATION. There will be an exaination at the close of the Session. The Exnminntion is intended to cmhrnce nil the studies pursued during the year, and will be conducted In the presence of the Trustees, Parents, Guardians and the friettds of tbe School. No young lady will be excused from Examination, ex cept on accunt of Mine serious Providential hind rance. With the sympathy and co-operation of parents nnd guardians, we hope to educate their daughters and wards so as to fit them for the duties and res ponsibilities of life. For further particulars, application may be made to President Kken, Prof. Alexander, or to any of tbe fallowing Trustees : Chns. M. Tandy, S. E. Trice, J. C. Latham, A. Palmer, E. J. Fort, HoPKINBVILLR, Kv., R. T. Petree, H. A. Phelps, J. P. Campbell, Jr., S. A. Holland, Gano Her.ry. Jan. 26, C6.-tf ENGLISH AND CLASSICAL SCHOOL. ON MONDAY, THE BTH OF MARCH, I860, I will open nn - English and Classical School for Boys, in the commodious room formerly occupied by Dr. Kino, near the Methodist Church, in Clarksville. The present session will continue our monthi only, closing on 1st of July. it is desired to make this School a permanent establishment. Students may here qualify themselves for com mercial business, or fur any class in uuy college in the country. Terms of Tuition per Station of Four Moulin One-half payable in advance: For English Brunches, except Mathematics, $16 00 For Classics, Mathematics ami French, 20 00 L. G. MARSHALL, L ite Profossor of Languages in the Masonic Col lege ot this city. march i, Ob-. MALLOHY FEMALE INSTITUTE fPHIS INSTITUTE, SITUATED AT FORT'S X Station, on the Edgetield and Kentucky Rail road, Roliertson county, Tenn, opened its First Session, on MONDAY', the 5th inst., with Miss IIieronyml-s, a graduate of the Daughter's College, Ilarrodsburg, Ky., as Principal. TernwPcr Session of Twenty Weeks: Board, including washing, Lights and Fuel, $80 00 Tuition 20 00 Music, 25 00 NO KXTI1A CIIAIIUK4. 1 One-half In advance, the balance at the close of the session. Every intention will bo given the Pupils, both in nd out of school. Address MRS. Illl. J. II. MALLORT, Tit s Station P. O., Tenn. Feb. lS,'0-Ct EDUCATIONAL. A CLASSICAL, MATHEMATICAL AND ENG. lish School for Young Ladies, will bo ripened in the Cumberland Preabvlerian Church, in this citv.on MONDAY, THE FIFTH OF FEBRUARY, 1866, under the care of Rev. S. P. Ciiksni t, Prin cipal; assisted by Mrs. M. M. V ui'iiiT. Lessons will be given in Vocal and Instrumental Music by Mis i Fiikuoma Lekiii. Or.e-balf of tho Tuition payable in advance. For particulars, nddn-s REV. S. P. CIIESMT. Jan. 19, 'CO-tf Principal. BETHEL COLLEGE. IMIE NEXT SESSION OF THIS INSTITUTION L will commence on Monday, January 29th, 186C. Fur particulars address the President, J. W. Rl'ST, Jan. 12, 'OC.-nm Russellville, Ky. J. F. MEHLH0PE & CO., DBAt.KllS IN Groceries, Wines and Brandies, WHISKEY, ALE, RE Ell, CIGARS, General Aortment of Cunfeetioneritt! QUEENSWAUfi, TIN WAKE, FAXC'Y OTIO.!, ETC., V.W. I'KANKUN STREET, CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE. JN FACT HOUSEKEEPERS CAN FIND MOST ANYTHING DESIRED! As we nlend keeping a OANKRAL VAIUKTY STORE ! And will sell our Goods as LOW AS ANY HOUSE in the city. I Sept. 1, lii-if fresh oysters: Bcccived by Kxpress, every day, fur sale by the can or half-cau, or cooked iu any style desired. VACCINE VIRUS! VACCINE VIRUS WARRANTED ri'JlE ran obtained at the DriiK Store of Jau. 10, tis.tf I'INLEY A STEWART. Jttl) Work mutt bcp;iij fur when delivered. FIRST NATIONAL BANK Or Clarksville, Tenn. ' WILL DO A General Banking AND Exchange Business. Issues no Circulation no Risks. Incurs Special attention paid to collections and remittances made on day of payment. DIRECTORS : GEO. H. WARFIELD, TBOS. F. TETTL'S. J. W. EDWARDS, G. W. HILLMAN. S. F, BEAUMONT, Pres't. W. P. HUME, Cashier, Not. 10, '65-ly C. IT. JONES, INSURANCE, Real Estate and Collecting Agent, CLARKSVILLE, TLNXESSEK. REPRESENTS TBE BEST Fire, Marine and Lire Insurance Companies IN THIS COUNTRT. Will Buy, Rent, and Sell Houses, Lots, and Farms, and five prompt attention to the Collec tion of all Claims in Montgome ry, Robertson, and Stewart counties, Tenn., and Christian county, Ky. Jan. 5, 66-ly WATCHES AND JEWELRY, AT COOKE'S! i-Sold at New York Prices. At the Old Stand Public Square, Dec. II, '65-ly Clarksville, Tenn. ALPHONZO F. SMITH. WILLIAM II. Tl'BNLKY SMITH & TURNLEY, FORWARDING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, FIREPROOF WAREHOUSE, Red River Landing, Tennessee. WILL KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND FOR M sale, Salt, Molasses, Shingles, Plows, and large assortment of Lumber. tf. P. O. Adress : Box 245, Clarksville, Tenn All Tobacco Shipped us by Railroad will be re ceived at the Depot, and placed in our house for the same that is charged by the Ulnrksville ware houses. SMITH k TURNLEY. Jan. 5, '6C-6m W. M. TANDY, Wholesale and Retail Grocer MUXKLIX STREET, CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE. HAVING PROCURED THE WELL KNOWN II Grocery stand, formerly occupied by Lewis k Glass, and known as the "House Stand," would respectfully intuitu tho trade tbut he will keep a General Stock of Groceries, AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. We call the special attention of Merchants to our stock of Maples which we are determined to sell at such profits as will make it to their interest to give us a call helore going tarlher North. We w ill give special attention to all consign ments entrusted to our care. Fcb.j. CG tf , M. TANDY. L. 8T HAL'S. T. H. HYMAN STRAUS & HYMAN. Hard Times are l?ast A LARGE STOCK OF Hardware in its Place. milE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECT- J. fully inform their numerous friends and former natrons, Hint thev are now established In this citr, and areready to oiler the ORE A TES1 ISDUCE- MUSTS lo the jobbing trade in HurJicjre, Pocket and Table Cutlery, Mechanical loolt, rf every description, t arming I lentil; Machinery, etc., etc, We will comiete in prices with the lowest ottered in this city or Cincinnati. All orders w ill tie attended to with celerity nnd warranted to give sausluclion. KTRAIS I IIYMAX, N'o. 13.) West Miiin-st., bet. Fourth nnd Bullitt-s Jan. 20, '06-lf LouUvllle, Ky. ALKX. B. HAIIHISON. IKK. H. SIIKLBY HARRISON & SHELBY, RECEIVING, FORWARDING AND Commission Merchants, AND STEAMBOAT AGENTS, FIRE-I'ROOF WAUEHOISE, CLAKRSVILLE, TENN. REFERESCESt Rob' t Moore k Co., Cincinnati, O. ; R. M. Ri.bop (Jk Co., (.'incimmti, O. ; Moorehcad k Co., Lcnisville jky.; II. C. Canilh, Louisville, Ky.; Audy tiumil- lou, .asiiviue, leiin., .ewion, rum s io., .nein plim, Tenn.; tiivins, Watts k Co., New Orleans, La.; Watts, tiivins k Co., Paducnh, Ky.; Ainlt-r-sen k Vton, St. Louis, Mo.; Alex. Wilson, Na tional Hank, Kvjusville, Ind Pec. 1, '65-tiui. Cje (0ntde. PRINTED WEEKLY, EVERY FRIDAY HORM1K1, BY NEDLETT & Git A NT, rCBl.tSIIKRS AND PROPRIETORS. ermsThree Dollars per year. IN ADVANCE. It. W. HUMPHREYS, Attorney at Law, CLARKSVILLE, TENN". Office, on Public Square, up stairs, under 'Chronicle" office. Oct. 6, 'G5-lf WM, M. DANIEL, ATTORNEY AT LAW, CLARK8YILLE, TENN. Orrica, on Strawberry Alley, near the Court-bouse. Office. Sep 29, '65-tf A. A. DOAK, ATTORNEY A.T LAW, WILL practice in the Law and Equity Courts of Montgomery and adjoining counties. Nov. 17, '65-ly LAW X0TICE. G. A. HENRY & T. F. HENRY, attend to all law business confided to WILL IT them in the 7th Judicial District and the Supreme Court at Nashville, Tenn. Oflice on Public fequare, Clarksville, Tenn. Sept. 1, '65.-tf QUARLES & RICE, Attorneys at Law, i ii rcri w L L' V tu Office under the 'Chronicle" oflice. Nov. 10, 18C5-Gm JAY BUCK, i. C. HCMl'LLBX. Late Judge Adv. Late Capt. Pist, Mid. Tenn. C. S. A. BUCK & McMULLEN, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. and REAL ESTATE AM) CLAIM AGENTS, Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. HAVING served as officers in the U. S. Army, will have facilities to prosecute successfully all le gitimate claims against the Government. Clarksville, Tenn., Aug. 4, 1865. AnTHl'B A. SMITH. WM. A. I'ETFER, ii. PEFFER, SMITH ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW, SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY, Claim and Bounty Agents, Cladksville, Tenn. ILL PRACTICE IN THE STATE AND U. Strawberry Alley, near the Court-House. Dec. 22, C5-ain NATIONAL HOTEL, T. D. SCOTT, Proprietor. CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE. Feb. 9, '66-tf DR. H. M. AC2EE, Surgeon Dentist CLARKSVILDE, TENN., fTENDERS his services to the citizens of the city X nnd vicinity, In the different branches of his profession. BfcOIUcc, at his residence, one door east of Dr. Coopers. July U-tf PROFESSIONAE NOTICE. DR. J. IT. BILLINGSLEY. M. OfHce on Franklin Street, nearly opposite M. E. Church, Clarksville, Tenn. Jan 5-tr Dr. W. C. WESTERFIELD, WILL practice Medicine in Clarksville, and vicinitv. Office front room under Chronicle office. Sept. 1 3, 'C5--3m Tobacco Notice. W. I. M CU'RE. it. w. cei'iiTS McCLIRE I (01 UTS. E ARE NOW PREPARED AT OUR FITIE Proof Warehouse, near the Depot, to Rrcrlve, Sell and Ship Tobacco Clarksville, Tenn., 8, C5-3m McC. & C. BELL & SHERIDAN, AMBROTYPISTS, Opposite the Market House, Franklln-st., CLARKSVILLE, TENN. Sept. 1, 'C5.-ly FURKIN & TARPLEY, House and Sign Painters, CLARKSVILLE. TENN. x Iflfc. Shop on Strawberry Alley, over P. Young' Tailor Simp. Orders promptly uttended to. si p 29-4m PRESLEY A. BYRNE, Forwarding and Commission MERCHANT, AND STEAMBOAT AGENT WAREHOUSE Lower Endqf Wharf, CLARKSVILLE TENNESSEE July 14-tf C. H. SMITH & CO., Commission Merchants, 0 SO CAROXDKLET STREET, C. V, .Smith, Wm. C. .Smith. KLW ohm:4s. Pec. 29, 65-ly Can Be Found At Our Ware House I FOR SALE, HAY. SEED OATS, HV. diaulic Cement, Pine and Poplar Flooring, dressed, I'anuel Poor, Rliiui,Sasu,PoplirSbiuglKi, Flour Barrels Tobacco Hogsheads, etc. Feb 0, '6.3m HARRISON k SHELBY. For tht f hroniele. Paraphase on Woman's Rights. While France's eye is 6xed on smaller things, The fate of Mexico, and the rise of kings j And Ireland, with ber naughty Fesrian cry, Will old England's christian rule belie, Amid these "little things," just let me mention, - The negroe's rights merit some attention. First In the races Intermixed connection, One sacred right they hate is protection. The sable flower that lifts bis kinkey bead-elate, Helpless must fall before the blast of fate, Sunk on the earth defaced Its livid form, Unless Thnd. Stevens ward the Impending storm. Seconl right but needless here is caution So to keep thnt right always In agitation. Each man of oflice has it so full before him, He'd die before he'd wrong it 'tis decorum. There was, Indeed, in far less polished days, A time when rude while men had naughty ways; Would swagger, swear, get drunk, kick up a riot- Nay even invade a Senator's quiet, Now, thank our stars, these Gothic times are fled, White man's in the rear and negro In the lead And most justly too 'tis just in place, To elevate nnd refine our degnerate race. For right the third which kings own in low pros tration, Most humbly own 'tis dear, dear, miscegenation, In that blest state alone we will improve, When taste -that life of life, immortal lore. Such eyes, lips, nose, feet and kinkey hair Gainst such nn host, what dirty white ma i dare, When awful heaitT joins with all ber charms, Who is so rash as rise In rebel arms? But truce with kings and amendments to consti tutions, With bloody armaments and revolutions, Let us with all our legislative vigor, Ab-ca-ira the majesty of the nigger. For the Chronicle, A Contrast. ': Friendsliip- BY LE.1BIA. PART FIRST. Eartb would indeed a desert be, Sweet friendship ! were it not for thee, But flowers, bright flowers, bloom if we, In our life walk, are cheered by thee. Friendship true! if this we claim, We clasp indeed, earth's richest gem, Which lends a pure and radiant beam To cheer us, as life's tide we stem. "My own dear friend," what magic spell Rests in those words none can tell, Save they, whose hearts oft love to dwell On friendships lingering round them still. PART SECOND. Far better like nn iceberg sweep, Cold and forbidding o'er life's deep, Than friendship's fairest flowrets reap, O'er which distrust is sure to creep. Far better throw the gem away, That friendship gladly offers thee, Than clasp the treasure till yon see The shades of doubt obscure its ray. Far better from thy brow to tear The wreath thy "friend" is twining there, Than the beauteous circlet wear Till thorns amid its leaves appear. Montoomkry cofSTY, March 2d. 8 Senator Ponlittle made a speech at New Haven the other c'av, and after thowing that the representation from Ihe South could not he chang ed for six years, and then only could the South get any increase oi representation, adds: But will she get it thrn? What are the facts? Ro yon know that the colored population has per ished uy thousands and hundreds of thousands du ring tho war? hnve no accurate data upon which lo state the precise number lhat have per ished, hut the highest officers in our army state unqualifiedly thai in their opinion at least one million have perished. Govern ir Aiken, of South Carolina, who has been a L'nion man, and was one of the largest slaveholders of the South, owning at one lime over eight hundred slave, himself sta led to me in W aslnngton the other day, umiunlifi- edly, that Ht least a million bad perished, ami, in ins opinion, a great many more; also, the Hun. Kandnll Hunt, of the city of New Orleans, states the same opinion, and Capt. Haines, of Ihe l'nion atmy of Louisiana, who has lived always at the South, states hi opinion, thnt at least a million have perished, and these gentlemen tell you Un reason on which Ihey found this opinion. Some of course, hnve perished in battle; perhaps fitly thousand have perished in battle or of their wounds; but thnt has rot been Ihe prlnciml source of their destrudion. Sinall-pox and other terriblu diseases thnt f ;'.!ow the march of armies have prevailed aiii.'i.g them to a terrible extent, all Ihe way fioni the Itappnhannock to the Itio Grande. The Small- iox has swept them away in enmp nnd on planta tions, and everywhere by thousands upon thous ands. It is also a fart that when these diseases spread among those not accustomed to attend to the diseases among themselves, Ihey have, to a great extent, been neglected by the w hite people. The masters nnd those connected with them lost interest in th'im. They perished by hundreds of thousands. These are the appalling'fucts, nnd yet they aro true. I have no doubt lhat when we come to take the census of 1870, two-fifths of tbe whole olored population will have perished. Irti. An "honorable gentleman," a representa tive from one or two of Ihe counties of Kust Tenn essee, by the name of Uuggan, who ii distinguish ed ns a sinion pure Itadical, wns found by police man Bergin and Kdwards, in the centre of "Blaik Hall," (we refer to the map of the tub Ward for the exact locality) in the embraces nf a negro woman, about tho middle of the nijjht of Thursday. I'pon being taken thence to police headquarters, he pleaded drunkenness, and Unit he did not know w hether his bedfellow was black or white, mule or female. The ltecorder look tle testimony of the sable nymph, who staled lhat Puggan rame to her house duly soiier and on. red tier a princely com pensation Ibr her poor lodgings, heiself included, which she could not resist and the bargain wns struck with Ihe above result. Puggan submitted the case, and was let off with a line amounting lo two or three days of bis per dun. We trust this is the very lust one of "Puggan s bills," either as a legislator or as nn amateur Lothario, and law breaker, in this city. Puggan is nbout Sixty years old. Mild should now go home, ask pardon of his constituent, nnd prepare himself lor a belter life. Nashville l'nion k Amorimin, 3d inst. Niw Yona, March a. The Tribune's Wash. Ina-ton special says: Iu order lo put a peremptory lop lo ihe tieasonable utterances of ilia Virginia!,)- tv the best of his knowledge nnd belief, so preu stiil persisted in, the commanding officer ot jbelp him, c. I saw ihen lhat he wer tremblm all tbe department of Virginia has Usued an order, over like a cold wet dg. requiring the publishers of newspers in the Slate Says Mark, "Mr. Fretman, spell "tisik, well he to send a copy of every issue to bin headquarters spelt it, putting io a ph and a gh and a zh, and I by mail 00 'ht da of publication. joj There is no doubt but that Secretary Stan ton's resignation is in the hands of the President. From the Republican Banner. BILL A KP Addresses the Lebanon Law School, and dives Ills Own Sad Experience. Mil.LKiMiF.vtt.i.i, Fcby, 1866. Messrs. C. C. Cummings and others. Committee! Gi'tlrme I have received your kind Invita tion lo eddress your law sknol. In the situation I f which I am surrounded it is impossibul for me to fo. I wish I could, for I would like to tell you all know about law, nnd it wonldent take me !ong. I'm now In the law bisness myself at this plnce, we are engaged in mannfaktiirin it by wholesale, and after while It will be retailed out by the lawyers to anybody thnt wants it. Its an easy bisiness to make law though some nf the bills Introduced are awfully spelt. To-day I saw a bill, in which "ma sheenry'' was speH with two esses and four ease, nut the greatest difflkulty is understands the law after it is made. Among lawyers this diffiknlty dont seem to lie so much in the head, as In the pocket. For five dollars a lawyer can Inminize some, and more akkordin to pay. But he onghtcnt to luminise but one ride at time. The first case I ever bad In a jestice court, I employed old Bob Liggins, who was a sort of a self-educated fool. 1 give him two dollars in advance, and he argued the Case as I thought, on two sides, and was more luminous agin me than forme. I lost the case, and found out afterwards that the defendent bad em- ployd Liggins alter I did, and give him five dollars tojlose my rase. I look upon this as a warnintoall clients, to pay big fees and keep your lawyer out of temptation. My eiperience in litigation bare not been sitis- frtktory. I sued Sngnr Black oust for the price of a load of shiks. He said be wanted to buy some ruffness, nnd I agreed to bring him a lea l nf slinks for loo dollars. My wagin got broke nnd he got tired t waitin, and' sent out alter the shuks hissclf. When I called on him for the pay, he seemed surprised, and sed it bad cost bim too dollars and a hair to have the shuks hauld, and that I jestly owd him a half dollar. He was biger than I was, so I swtlloid my bile nnd sued him. His lawyer pled a set off for hanlin. He pled that the shuks was unsound; that they were bard by limitations; that they dident agree with his cow, and that he never got any shuks from me. He spoke about an hour, and allooded to me as a swindler about 45 times. The bedevlld jury went out and brought in Terdik agin me for fifty cents and four dollars for costs of suit. I haint saved nary shok on my plantation since, and I dont intend to untill it gits less expensive. I look upon this as a warnm to all folks, never to go to law abut ibuks, or any other small circumstance. The next trouble I had wns with a feller who I hired lodig me a well. He wus to dig it fo. twen'y dollars, and I wus to pay bim in meat and meal, and sich like. The vagabond kept Bitting along until he got all the pay, but hadn't dug unry foot in tbe grown. So I made out my nakount, and sued him as toilers, to-wit t Old John Hnnks to Bill Arp. Pr. To 1 well you dident dig, t'JO. Well, Hanks he bired a cheap lawyer, who rnrd around extensively, and sed a heap of funny things at my expense, and finally dismissed my case for hal he called its "ridiculiim absurdum. 1 paid those costs, and went borne a sadder and a wiser man. I pulled duwn mv little cabin and moved it some 300 vnrds nigher to Ihe rpring, and I've drunk mity little well water since, I look upon upon this case as a warnin to nil folks, never to pay for anything till yon ve got it, especially if it has to be dug. The hext lnw rase I had I gained it all by my self by Ihe lorcc of sirkumslances. 1 bouul t a man's note that was given lor the hire of a nigger boy, Ink. r indin he wouldent pay me, 1 sued lum before old Suuire Mctiinuis, beleetrin it was such a dead thing lhat the devil roiildenl keep me out ot a vcrdik. 1 ho fellers attorney plead failure ol consideration, and not eel faklum, and ignit aiut, and infancy, and that Ihe nigger's name wns not Pik, but Richard. The old squire was a powerful :t rsli, and hated the Yankees amazin. So. after the lawyer had got through his speech and finished up his readio from a book called Kireenlenf '' I rose forward to an nttitood. Strelchin forth my arm, ses I. "Squire McGinnis, 1 would ask, stir, if this is a time in the history of our afllikted country when Federal law books should be admitted in a Southern patriot's court? Havent we seceded for ever from their foul domination? Don't our ting wave over Fort Sumter, and what, sur, have we got to do with Northern laws? On ihe very first pnge of the gentleman's book I seed the name of the city of Bnsiing. Yes, sur, it was written in Bosting, published in Hosting nnd sold in B isting, where they don't know no more about the hire ol a nigger than nn ox knows the man who will inn his bide.,' I sed some more things that was pintcd and pntriotik, and closed my argument by hniidin the book lo the squire. He put on his spektakles, and after lookin at the book about a minet, ses be, "Mr. Arp, you can have a judgment, and I hope that from henceforth and forever, no lawyer will persoom to come before this honorable court with pisen dokuments to prove bis ose. If he do, this court, will take it as an insult, and send him to jail." I look upon this rase as a warnin loan uiks who gamble in law, lo hold a good hand and play it well. High jestice and patriotism are winiiin trumps. After this I hnd a difficulty with a man by the name of Koben, and I thought I wouldent go to law, but would nrhytrato. I had bought Tom Swil lins wheat at a dollar a bushel if he wouldent do any better, and il he rould do better he was to come back and give me the preference. The skamp went on and sold the wheat to Koben Tor a doll ir and five cents, and Kolien knowd all about bit contrakt with me. Mo and bim like to have fit, nnd perhaps would if linden t pupny ; but we finally left it all to Josh Billins to arbytnite. Old Josh delibenit-d on the thing for three duys and nights, and finally brot in an award lhat Kohen should have tbe wheat, and I should have the. preference. I haint submitted no more cases to arbitration since, and my advice to all peepul is to urbytrute nuthin if your case is honest, for there ain't no judge there lo keep one man from trickin the other. An honest man don't gtan no chance nowhere exseppia in a court-bouse with a good lawyer to buck liini. The motto in this case in, never lo arbytrate 'nuthin but a bad ca.-e, and tnko a good lawyer's advice and pay him for il before you do thnt. But I got Frclman I dident, but my 1 iwyor Marks did. Fretman was a nutmeg school teacher, who had gone round my miborhood with his skool articles, and I put down for Troup nnd Cal houn lo g', nnd intended to send seven or eight more if he proved himself right. I soon found tlinl the little nullifier waseut belevin in anything, nnd on inquiry I found that Nutmeg was given power ful long recesses, and was employin bis time chiefly in carryin on with a tolerabul sized female that was going to him. Troup ted be heard the gal squeel herself one day, and lie knowd Fretman was a squcezin of her I don't mind our boys squceziii of the Yankee puis, but I'll be blamed if the Yankee's shall be a squeeziu onrn. So 1 cot mud and took the children away. At the end of the terra Fretuian sued me for eighteen dol lars, and bired a chenplawycr lo collekt It. Before this lime 1 bad learned some sene about a lawyer, so I bired a good one, and spread my pocket book down before bim, and told him to lake what would satisfy bim. And he Ink. Old Phil Davis was Ihe jestice. Marks made theopuniu speech to Ihe elUk that every proii iiioiml uiun mi, rhi m ha able la illustrate lil irad t, aud le llieru- lure proposed lo put. Mr. rreunan on ma miiu uuu spoil him. This motion were tout hard, but il agreed with old Phil s noli ns of "high jestice," nJ says he, -Mr. It rviiuan you will huve to spell, sur. ". Mark then swore hiui, llmt he would give tros evidence in Ibis case, nnd that be wou d spell evrry word In Dan 1 Wensiersspeinn noun correal- , dont know what all, aud 1 thought he was gone up the first pop, but Marks said it was right, lie tneu spell bim right strait alosg on all sorts of big wor ls, and little words, and long words, and short words, and afterwords, and be knowd em all, till finally Marks ses, "Now sur, spell Ompompynu suk." Fretman drawd a long breth and sed it wasent in the book. Marks proved it was by nn old preacher who was sitting by and old Phil spoke up with power ses, "Mr. rretmnn vou must spell it, stir." Fretman wns a swettin like, a run dow n filly. He ttik nne pass at it and mlssd. "l on can come down, sur " savs Marks, "yon re lost your case." And shore tnuf, old Phil give a verdik against him, like a darn. Marks wns a whale in his wav. At that same court be was about to nonsuit a doktor hekaus he dident have his diptomv, nnd the doktor beg'd the court for time lo go home after IL He rode seven miles and back as hard ns be could lick It, and when he handed it over to Marks very trium- fantly, Marks ses, "Now, sur, you will lake the stand and translate this Lnliti into English, so Hint the court may understand it. Weil, be just caved ; for he couldent do it." He lost his case in two mincts, for the old rquire mid that a doktor who couldent read bis diplomry una no more right to praktis than a magistrate who cquldent read tbe license had to line two couple together. This is a wurnln to all professional men to understand their bisness, nnd the moral of the case is, that a man oughtent to sqnecx ihe g;ils when anybody ran see him. But I dont want ft un derstood that I'm agin it on proper okkashions. and in a tender manner. There aint no equeclin necessary. But I must close this brief epistle. Yours, truly, BILL AHP. P. S. I forgot to mention thnt the Freed mnn'i Buro have had me up because Mrs. Arp turned of ber nurse for not talkin baby talk to ber chile. She said that my wife throwd n cheer at her bend. Tbe lyin hussy was there a wearin Mrs. Arp's col lar and shawl that sbe'd stole. I pin led em out to the Buro, and be left in defiant distrust. The moral of this is "to stand your crown'' or nurse vour own babies yourself. B. A. Nw Orlians, March 2. The Texas convention referred to the Finance Committee the whole sub ject of the public debt. The committee on Indian affairs reported in favor of making a treaty with the Creeks and Chickasaw Indians, permitting them to hunt on the frontier, if they will assist in protecting the settlers against hostile tribes; also, to send commissioners to Wash ington to lay the condition of the people on the frontier before the government. The committee ol the whole adopted the Constitutional amendment requiring any member of the Legislature to have resided in Ihe Stale five years previous to election. nnd an emendmeut making legislature sessions an annual cost. The great majority of secessionist In convention voted for the sections granting civil rights to ne groes to sue and be surd; to testify in courts, con tract and be ronlracted with; to acquire, hold and transmit proiierty in all cases, the same as whites. and be subject to no penal laws based on inequality or uiannciion, The Drv Tortboas There are several islands hearing the name of Tortuga. The term Is Spanish, and signifies a tortoise. The "Drv Tortncas" constitute an island group nnd bank in the Gulf of Mexico, about 120 miles west of Cape Sable, in Florida. There are ten islets or keys in all. They consiet of a coral formation, and have very little vegetation, except mangrove bushes. On one of them, known ns "Hush Key," and "Garden Key " a light-home has been erected. At the beginning oi ine war, me i-ove nmcnt undertook the con struction of Fort Jpfferson, nnd sent thither refrac tory persons lo work upon the fortifications. Tliey are too remote from any opulated place to ensble prisoners to obtain means of escape ; too desoh;te to invito trading vessels; and all articles of f.pod must be supplied by government transports. The place furni-uttj a secure rather than un attractive place of re id -uce. Tim First Veto or a South Carom-ia Gov xitson. Under the old Constitution nf South Caro lina the veto power was not vested in the Govern or, but the new Constitution has conformed in this respect lo that of the other States. The first occasion of the exercise of this newly given power by Governor Orr was, remarkably enough, in regard to nn "act lo amend the patrol laws," which, In effect, re-established the police regulations with regard to freedinen, wbith hnd once controlled them ns si ives. The Governor snys that having accorded freedom to the African race in their midst, the people of South Carolina are hound by d lty and policy alike -Mo give him all the concomitants of what be re gards as so great a boon." New Yobk, March 3. The Express says it was estimated at the Fenian headquarters to-day thnt nearly one million men were ready to move for the liberation of Ireland upon orders to march. Several thousand are sird to bnve joined since Thursday. The same paper has a report on good authority that negotiations are now in progress in Washing". Ion to obtain from the I'nited States a recognition of Ireland as a belligerent power. Sir Frederick Bruce, it is stated, bas protested ngniust any such applications being received, in Behalf of the Brit ish Government. The Head Center and Central Council have issued orders to the Brotherhood lo act In strict accordance with the neutrality laws of the United States. Thk Hcman Heart. The velvet mo swill grow npon the sterile rock the niiscltoc flourish on Ihe withered branch the ivy cling to tho mouldering ruin the pine and redar remain fresh and fadelesk amid the mutations of the dying year and. Heaven be praised! something beautiful to see-, aud grate ful lo the soul, will, iu the coldest and darkest hour of fa to, still twine its tendrils around the crum bling altars and broken arches of tbe desolate tem ples of the human heart! To Youno Mxy. Two younif men commenced tbe sail-making business in Philadelphia. They bought a bt of ducks from Stephen Girard on credit, and a friend had engaged to endorse for them. Each caught a roll and was carrying it off, when Girard remaiked: "Had you not better get a dray ?'' "No: it is not far nnd we can curry it ourselves."' "Tell your friend he need nt endorse your note, I'll take it without." t" A young lady, having "set her rap'' for a rather large specimen f the opposite sex, and Lav. ing failed lo wiu him, was telling her sorrows lo a couple of ber confidauts, w hen yne of them com forted ber w ith these words: "Never mind, Mollie; I lu re's ns good fish in Ihe sen as evo' yet wat caught." "Mollie knows that," replied ber little brother; "but she wants a whale!" Peaches Kairu. The pncrs from various por. tions of the Slate give il as the opinion thai the peaches have all been killed by the late cold and changeable weather, and in some puns of the Slate it is reoried that 'be apple crop will be cut short, if not prove nn euliie failure, fioni the same cause. The reKrts from central mid northern Indiana art very unfavorable. Evatnvdlt (Ind.) Journal. New York, March 3. Maximilian bas issued deiree giaiiiing bounties to all vessrls sailing unci el the Mexican flag eight dollars per ton to those built in Mexuu, four dollars per Ion to those na tional. zed by Mexican law, making voyages beyond America, and luo aollurs per lou lo thoco making voyages to the United States, Wtii Indies, Souili America aud Central America. ir-ISix to seven hundred cleiks nro to be dis charged from Ihe Treasury pepartment, and the clerical force in the Quai tcrmaster General s De partment is to be reduced to a peace footing. IVi A patagraph is going Ihe rounds of the pnpeu that Alexauder Campbell, Pounder of tht denomination some times called the -Cimiplallites,' is dead, lie was alive and well al last accounts Tbe mistake probably arose by confounding bun with Pr. P. R. Campbell, a prominent Baptist rler gyinan of Kentucky, w ho died a few m.iLiln sinee ANOTHER SPEECH BT Till PRESIDES!. On the 1st inst a committee of citirens of Balti more wnited upon President Johnson to present him the resolutions adopted at a meeting held in that city on the 26th tilt., to Indorse his policy. As reported in the Cincinnati Gazette, the Presi dent responded to the address of the chairman of the committee as follows: Gkntlemrn : I rannot make any speech In re ply, but in response to whnt has been' said, 1 will simply reinnr. thnt my policy, to which yon have alluded as before the country, was not announced as the result of impulse, nor was It thrown for any ad captlnndnm puruses. It wns announced as the result of conviction, of mature consideration, as a necessary consequence of the principles upon which this government rests. That policy, which 1 honestly regard as being the best for the country, will continue before the people, without Ihe slight est deviation, and witho-t being swerved from on my part. I do not say this in a spirit of menace or threat to anybody, but simply to give assurance thnt there will be nonbanJoinent and no shrinking irom that policy, because It is believed that the very existence and perjietuity of the government depend on the maintenance of the principles which have thus been ennncinted. I am not insensible to the remarks which hare been made accompanying the presentation of these resolutions. The mind and soul of a man who would not feel more or less inspired nnd impressed by whnt you have said must'Oe extremely dull and barreu. I tel the full lorce or what yon bar said, and I think I know bow to appreciate it, and so lectin;, I am pressed w itli the conviction that my duty must be performed without regard to tbe con sequences. Your encouragement at this particular time seems peculiarly appropriate. Your counten ance nnd proffers of support under the present cir cumstances, inspire mo with a confidence, and a strength, nnd a hope, that the country will ulti mately triumph, and those great principles will be sustained. It is not necessary for me to remark to you that I entered this contest at its very incipiency, and I have not deviated a single hair's breadth from the line of poliry I then laid down. I stand now precisely on the same ground I stood on in the Senate, on the 18th and 19th days of Pecember, I860. I know that it has been said, nnd no doubt by many designedly said, that here is a President who was elected by a party, and who on coining into power, abandoned lhat party, that be has Ty lcrize'1 bis administration ; that he has joined the Copperheads, and things of 'lint kind. Those things bnve no influence npon me. Tbey fail wholly to drive me from the discharge of my duly. But if you and I, with others, have been employed for four years, in resisting a separation and dissolution of ihe Union, and now have reached a point when resistance has reused, if we ran ba instrumental in conciliating and bringing back all the peoplo to an honest, loyal, nnd thorough sure port of the Government, it seems to me we are do ing a good deed and accomplishing the work we undertook. It happens sometimes in the best of families, if I may be permitted to use tbe illustra tion, that there are differences nnd feuds, but when these difTeiences are understood and arranged, and when the feuds subside, the parties ran ap proach each other feeling more kindly toward those from whom they hnd been estrnnged than they did before. Then I iu not think we nre doing wrong, if we, while maintaining principle, while trying lo pre serve the Government, nave succeeded in convin cing of their error and bringing back to the fold of their fathers, those who strayed. I thiuk this i a result of which all would be proud, nnd for which we -hould not be taunted. If I know my self, my only object is to preserve tho Oovernmeot. I want it to continue in loyal bunds, and none others. , I hope that tbe time will soon come when the country will be thoroughly reconcile 1; but lo secure all that is necessary for ihis purpose, will require a severe struggle, lor I am free to say lo you il if not worth while to disguise it that tbe very same spirit which animated the rebellion at one end of the line, now exists at the other, to some extent. Before the recent rebellion, there were one set of gentlemen who were trying lo dissolve and break up the government for the purK3e of preserving tho institution of slavery, and another set of gen tlemen were willing to break up the government for the purpose of destroying slavery, nnd they so avowed. Though these respective parlies disa greed in the object they wished to accomplish, they agreed on one thing, nnd that wus the destruction of Ihe government, and so far as that point is con cerned, the ono was as culpable ns Ihe other. Tho blow was first struck at the southern end of the - lino. It being struck then', Ihe spirit which was making war upon the principles of the govern ment must have something to vent itself upon, and it joined with those who were for the union against those who were for the rebellion. But now, when the rebellion is put down, if we find nn attempt to change the character of the Government, we must equally resist it. Tli 'attempt now Is to consoli date, to concentrate absolute power here. It is the destruction of the Government, nnd it is a mani festation of the same spirit which attempted to break up the Government. I stand opposed to both. 1 stand with you for the Government, for the Constitution, for Iu supremacy of the law, and for obedience to the lnw and the Constitution. Let it be understood that so far as making can didates for the future is ronrcrned, I have uolliing to do with it. If 1 can be Instrumental in accom plishing the great work we have undertaken to bring about, peace nnd harmony, and reconciliation among all our people, nn I again placing this Gov ernment upon its firm basis, I shall feel thai I hare reached the summit of my ambition. I have no oilier object in view, if I know my own heart aud my own feelings. Gentlemen, permit me tn thank yoo most sin cerely for the enrouragement you hnve given me, and for the countenance you have shown by com ing forward in tin great struggle fur tbe first prut ciple of free government. - ..-- . - tQJ"'" Wanted a printer," says a rotemporary. Warned a mechanical curiosity, with brain and fingers a thing that ill sot io many type a day a machine lhat will think and art, but still a ma chine a being who undertakes the mott systematio nnd monotonous drudgery, yet one the Ingenuity of man has never supplanted mechanically tbatt i printer. A printer yet for all his sometimes dissipated and reckless habits worker at all times and hours, day and night ; setting up in a close and un wholesome office, when gay crowds aro hurrying to the theatres later still, when the street revelers are gone and the e ty sleeps iu Ihe fresh air of the morning in the broad and gudiing sunlight tome printing in icbine is at bis case, with hit eternal click I li k I ' Click! click I ihe polished types fall into the stick; Ihe mute interpreters of expression are mat dialed into line, and march forth ai immortal print. Click and the latest intelligence b -couies old tha thought a principle the idea living sentiment. Click I click! from gr.ve to gay, item alter item a robbery, a minder, a bit of sciiiidil, a graceful nnd glowing thought are in turn ili'S-d by the mute and impressive fingers f the ui n hiun, aud et adrift in the sea of iIioukIH. He mu't not hink of the future, nor recall Ihe past must not think of home; of kindred, of wile, or of huhe his work lies before biiu, and thought is changed to his copy. "oi know him by his work, who read tha papers nnd are quirk at t)ogriiphiutl errors-a-bnse eyes may rct on these inula evidences of ofeeuseli ss toil, correspondents, editor and authors, who Hoin the simple medium ol' your fame, think not that the printer Is altogether a in. r line think ot he is indifferent to the gem uf which ha' it but tke seller a subtle rc may penetrate tht rei est-s of hi brain ; of Ihe Dowers be gather, some in y le their fragrai CJ upon the tul-worn tinvers. But when you iM-ek a friend, roiuiiaiiiuii, j adviser wl.e I you elevate one who for sympathy I may reprcweut either or boili when you want jude, leg'sta'ort, governor ut.d preshlenU O, J peop.e, novi rue: "wanted i printer.- yGioi authority assert lhat the Preident a ill, in a few day, is-'ir a peace prrx-bmnitun.