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Te Dollars for 3-Menths. Devoted to the Dissemination of General'Inf6rmatio.. . [$Inge Cpies Cets VOL-TME I* NEWBERRY, S. C., TI-IURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1865. ~* tBER& THE TlIWEEKLY IEALD ~1. IS PUBLISHED AT NEWBERRY G. H., Itery. Tesday, Thursday- and Saturdayt By Thos. F. & I. E. Greneker, Terms-$10 for three months, in advance. Ad vertisements inserted at the rate of -55 for first insertion of tiwelve lines or less, and $1 for sub equent-insertion. A Sceni -in the Senate Chaimber-Andy Johnson's Speech. A Washin;ton letter thus depicts the, scene in the Senate on inauguration day: While the forei.tn ambassadors were taking their seats, Mr. Hamlin c6ucluded his speech whe Vice-President elect, Mr. Johnson co. penced his address, before he had taken the oath of office. He had been talking about five min utes when the President entered the door from the Senate lobby,,at the right of the Clerk's desk, escorted by Senators. Hendricks and Foster, Mr. Lincoln taking his seat at the end of the Clerk's desk,'near-the members of his cabinet.. During all this time Andrew Johnson-fIr suoh be simply was then, vot ha ng take th4 oath of office (would -to heaven that it con d' e"said in behalf of the country that he is still only And Johnson)j--ontiuued his speech.-Such as It might have b.'en appropriate at some hustings in Tennessee ; but it certainly was far.from-being . appropriate on this occasion. It was not on!y a ninety-ninth rate stump speech, but disgraceful in the-excreme. He.had not proceeded far when Senators on the Republican side begap to liang their heads,-sink down in their seats, look at each . other with significance, as much as to say, "Is he crazy, or what is the. matter ?" They exhibited in every feature great uneasiness. There was no mistaking the fact that the Sen. ators were mortified in the extreme. The Demo cratic Senators leaned;forward and appeared to be-ebuckling wiih each other over- the figure nade by the Republican party through their Vice Presidete elect. The ioreign ministers showed unmistakahlesigns of amazement as the incohey rent sentences came from Mr. Johnson's lips. Republican Sena;urs moved around in their seats, Owbe:to sit _u.i..under the exhibtlon before them. Some of the Senators sat sidewipe, others -tarined their backs, as if anxious to bide them selves. Luckily for the members of the House of Rep-, resentatives, they.did not reach the Senate until 6everal minutes after 12, and they were iot sub jectedsto but a small.portion of the scene. The speech was. disconnected, the sentenees so incoherent that it is'impossible to give an accurate report of his speech. As his sentences came up in the ieporters' gallery, the statements tha:t your President is a plebian-I am a plebian, glory ir it-Tennessee has never gone out of the Union-I am. going talk two miniu es' and a half on that -point-w-want -yuu to heA me. Ten nessee always %as loyal-we all derive our pow er.from the.people-Chief Justice Chase is but a creature of the people-I want you to '-bear me two minutes on that point-you, Mr. Stanton, Secretary of War, derive your athiority and power Trom the people. ("Wh' is Secretary - of the Naly f" was then beard, in -a voice of less voluma Some one responded, "Mr. Welles ") You, Mr' Welles, Secretary of the Navy, get your r from the people. This was the strain and o of the whole speech, mixed with a lecture to the Senate on the action of the Senate on the rebellious States. a -1t was impossible to give a full report sitting in the gallery. The constant clatter of voices in 'their rear, declaring, "What -..a shame," "Has he no friends?" "Is there no person who will have nmercy .off him"? "Tell him to stop and save the country further disgrace," were so numerous that it entirely prevented a full report being made. The only full report was th'at o * the official reporters of the Globe.-The senators, r however, were so chagrine d at the speech that they notified the Globe reporter to suppress bis copv and wait until Mr. Johnson could write ouit a ep 4h that this affatir might not go before the worId in that form. It is criaritable to say that his condition was such that he was unfit to make a speech:'. He evidently did not- shun Bourbon ,county Kentucky, on his way here. Mr; Johnston fma1ly concluded 'his s#eech, whereupon Vice-Presides Hamiliu .adniiistered to him the oath of office. Mr. Harn'lin read the * oath by sentences, and .Mr. Johnson repeated it after him. The eflfort of 'the ,Vice-Presidnt elect to go throuagh with the form of repeating the sentences as read by Mr. Hamlin was paim -fulin the extreme. He steimbled, stammered, repeated portions of it several times over. The moment that he concluded this task, Mr John son turned to the audience a::d commenced another speech, giving to those assembled his idea of the oath which he had just taken. He had uttered but two or three seutences when some at the officers standing near him had -the good sense to stop. him, he having already oc .cupied some nineteen minutes in his former. speech, and delayed the proceedings beyond all usages. b They were unwilling that thevy should be any longer delayed by the incoherent remarks of th,is2 new official. It has heretofore been the custom * to close all speechrs the moment that the Jud ges of the Supreme Court and diplomatic corps reach the Senator Chamber. Mr. Hamlin. fin accordance with' this Usage, c-sed.. his speech in time to give M-. Johnson some seven minutes to make his iemarks before the arrival of the above dignitaries. But Mr. Johnson did not' appear to understand the usage .on such acca si,ns, or else was not inclined" to follow them, for the diolomatic gentlemen feard the bulk of his speech, and. unfortunately, the worst part of it. The moment that the new Vice-Presi dent, had been silenced, Mr. Harnlia declared the old Senate adjourned. RoxiNca.-A beautiful young lady resiing in Columbia married a Federal officer and went off- with the Yankees, (she formerly lived in Greenville,) ,Ye leain she had for three riiontbs previous to the occupation of the 'city by the enemy, harbored him in the house of her paTent. Of course she was in the heiihts O satisfaction, when a circudstance happened which considerably lessoned her .hymenial feheities. Her husband, one evening subse quent to their departure, after' free libations -being a booier-taking a snooze, a bateh of letters fell frorm his pocket, and she, picking it up, found one from another wife, with chil dren, at the North, in which they desired him to hnsten along with theibeautiful -white niurse he had promised to bring them from the South. The young lady in question immediately. .lTt her spouse, and returned towards Colum bla, where she is said to have safely arrived, ir. an ox cart, minus her four horse cairiage, e.c. Affairs in the West, _yo.TC4EI.Y, March 23.-A Fedenti column, 15,000 to 18,ooo-strong, struck the Alabama ard Flui'ida Railroad, seven miles below here, yestLrday morning and burnt a t'aiL.. The passenger train which left here Thursday evening collided with th: wreck and was captured. The enemy left, stating their des tination to be Greervillel. Gov. Watts has called the citizens to prepare to defend the city. ' The commandant of the post ordered the-organization of all belo'ging to the army, to repel the movement on. the railroad. LrTER.-The enemy on the-railroad is be lieved to have moved down the road after the captare and destruction of the trains below (reenvifle. - The force is reported to be.2.5oo, principally infainry. The railroad is.'very little injured as'far as ascertained. AssAssnOAT0N.-Wh understand thut Dr. Toole, a prominent citizen of the neighbor hood of Aiken, S. C., was shot. while riding ilong the road on Monday evening. It is sup posd that a'negro man, the property of the deceAsed, was the author of the foul deed. Before the advent of the Yankees in that, vi cinity the Doctor concealed twenty-five thou sand doliars, to whch occurrence the negro was privy. it was-supposed that he decamped with the. enemy, and bad discovered to them the hiding place of his master's treasure. But he afterwards appeared and was traced to a' swamp where heA*been hiding. 4n.an at teinpt to arrest hin' he was flred upon by Dr. Toole, anc sought revenge by assassifiating him.- Coastitutionalist. . THE great oil coiflagration at Philad hia, on the 7th, presented the novel sligtacl if a stream of fire. Twinty-seven bundted barrels of coal oil were ignited, and the blazing fluid, escaping from the bursting barrels, filled and lowed down Ninth street, firing the houses on each side as if they had been tow. A number of men, women and children were roasted alive, unable to escape the fiery flame, fatal as a streai of lava, but swifter and more terrible. Forty-seven+>Iouses were burned in thirty minutes. The street was covered with snow and slush, over which' the burning oil spread with celerity. Ti!RRIBLE STOR.-OnI Tues'day eveni-'g last the district generally was visited by a severe rain and hail stormn. In th'e neighborhood of Moun't Zion church, a most destruetive burri cane was experienced. Thiree or four dwell ings were blown down, one of which was scat tered in every direction. The odt houses at other places were blown down. - A little girl named charlotte $mory, was instantly ki,lled; and several otber~ persons seriously injured. The destruction to fencing and timber, in the track of the hurricane, has been almost com pete. We are not in possession of the full particulars of thib destru'ctive visitationlA Keowee Courier. TERRIFIC HAI SToR.-The Gfeenville Enter prise saye: On Tuesday night of last we'ek, a most terrific hail istorm passed along the line of the Blue Ridge Railroad fromn Pendleton to Wal balka' and beyond. Some' of the stones were nearly three ~ounces in weight. One measured e in length and 2j. inches broad. ,The window glases in the town of Walhallav.w~ere greatly shtered. A large ntnber of Louisiana planters bhaie "migred to Texas. INHOSPITALITY AND PATrmn .-s3Lwe are told that a foot-sore soldier, reaching, at night fall, the dwelling of a wealthy citizen,of one of our upper Districts, .ho is also a rember of our State Senate, was denied lodging* fir the night, on the plea that there was sickness - in the Tamily. We trdst thai the tayfarer. thus denied will publish the name of this pat *tic legislator. . Per contra: frorp the same sce we are told that a Confederate lieutenant -was lodged most hospitably at a North Caroline, ftm-house, n4t-farfrom Charlotte; that .while there, an agedlwidow of the same precint .heard ofhisiresence and went to see him, when she presented him with a pair of stok ings for himself, thirty pair (all of her own knitting)'to be distributed among the soldiers, *nd three dollars in Uilver-all the money The 'had. There was the right spirzt, savoring of the famousold "Hornet's nest' Tle inhos pitality of the-rich Senator would destroy any cause-the mite of the good old widow may. save ours, in spite of the Senator.-Phoensz. G. W. A. writes to the Columnbus Sun that deneral Forrest called up twenty-six of his negroe*Ahe other night, and gave them their choice to g6at dnce to the Yankees, o join gie army and fight by his side,and have their reedon at the end of the war. Twenty-five who.said they were willing to take* up arms, stepped out. One said he did not waotagun, but he "would drive a wagon to. h-l for Massa Bedford, if he would tell him to.'? Tile negroes make firgt-rte soldiers, and whenever you hear a ian say he-will quit if the.negroes are put in, if you will dig ,owq around his-heart, he wants to quit anybhow. AN EXAMPLE WORTHY OF INITATION.-At Touche's auction sale, yesterday, an elegant new blanket was put up.to )-e sold, which the auctioneer stated belonged to a lady who was forced to part with it to procure moneyto buy food. He asked the crowd to bid liberally, stating that he intended to charge no cornmis sion for making the sale. It was star-ed at twenty-fi'e dollars, an4 very.rapidly went up to sixty, at *hich price it was knocked down to a well-known citizen, who paid the an,ount, and difected the auctioneef to'send the blan kpt back to the lady:-Petersburg Eprefs. CONFEDRATE STA'rEs SEAL.-The seal of the, Confederate States of Americt is describ.ed in the English newspapers. It is designed by Foley, the celebrated.Irish sculptor, and con tains in the centre a representation of Crawfords statue of Washington:- This is surroupded by a wreath composed bf the .met valu:e veget able, products of the Sont%ern soil.0-tobreco, rige, Indian corn, cotton, whestand sugar cane. The rim bears the legend, "The. Confederate States of.America, 22d of February, 1863. Deo vindice." The seal isof silver, and its diameter, is four inches. The French press has reedived brderg to say that 'public opinioW" cannot fpil to see in the false. news, contradicted by the Moniteur, of accession of the Senora district to France, a ibanceuvre of the English journals in order -to excite sentiment) of hostility in NorthAmerica against French policy and Maximilian's efnpire, and to*vert the danger which threatens Eng land in the directio? of Canada by making!a diversion. LOCA CONFEDERTES #T MONTGoMERT. This Society is progressing finely. ' We most reputable gentlernen and ladies have been, en rolled in memubership At a k-ecent meeting, a subsc'ription of furis. wa$ taken up, and many nuni1icenlt contributions were made, placing at the disposal of the Society foirteen thousand one hundred and fifty dollars in aid of the soldiers, and five thousand six,bundred dollars as a donation f?r ~enevolen't objdcts.. ArrMP'xroG'TO EScAPE.-A company of forty-three women recentfy attempled -to. flee .fromi the bQjds ofMormonisil in Utah, but they were o ertak en and carried back- to their nastehs. ' It is said that the females in Utah are becoming:so determined to- .excape from Itheir degrading bondage that a crisis in Mor mon affairs will necessarily come soon. We hive qiloLed from the New Qrleans Pic ayune, a specimen of Yankee hyp%ocrisy ; the follo&ing, from phe MissourP Republican, is an unsurpass'able specimen of the lie-a bril liantof the first water: Rebel papers bea witness to t#e good con duct of our troops 't Columbia, the capital of South Carolina. Four men recently had a fight with axes, revlvers -and guns, in' Selby county, Ten n.,* wherein one man's head was split open, an other's bowels were blown -out, and a third who had fallen over a log, was.- being hacked to pieces, when his dog -came t'o hi's rescue, andlradfully mangling his assailant, saved his master. Man-A bubble-on the qcant. rdlUng-, wave; Life-A gleam of light ditii@ished by4 tWf .grave; Fame-A meteor daziling Yith its' distant glAre; WealtA -A gource of trouble- and consuming care ; Pleasure-A gleam of.'sunshine passing soon, away; Love-A mornitg stream whbse memory glade the day; - Faith-An anehor 0opped beyond the vale of death ; - Charity-A stream meandering from the fount of love; Bible-A -.guide to realms of endless joy above; Reigion-A' key which opens.wide the gatee of heaven; 4 Death- A knife by mhlch the ties of earth are riven ; - Earth-A desert through whih pilgrims,wend their way; Grave-A place of rest 4hen ends life's weary way; Resurrection-A sudden waki.gfrom a quiet - slee p-; Heaven-A lan4 of joy, of light and love. ea preme. Alady dressed in as luxurious fabrics as eve fluttered troru'a fairy form "belorle war's deadly blast was blown," witli a sweeping trail behiud* ou the ground, of indefinite length, turned the corner.at the Wayside Hospital yvsterday, and as,sh turned she east a glance of anxious sojici tude back to see if tiM aforesaid trail was all, 0. K. A crippled soldie?,-sittiti at the corner ;e'njoying the sun, noticed the movemert and the look, and with the view' of reassuring the lady, ex8laime'd, "It's all right, niadam-the' rest of it is-coming down' rhe~street and. voill -be - alorg shortly !-You can-sail on-the d'ress is allsEtin'. It is useless to Iay thatthetlady did sail on'hke a-three-decker before a full b#eeze. ILL-Lucr DEFIED.-A society has lately formed in Bordeaux, rance, to put do%V superstitcns of evil S'ltens. As Yevery . knows, it is accounted bad luck to begid.wyhcbiug Friday or to sit at a table with thirteen, . or to balance a"chair on one kg, or-to spill sit between, yourself and a friend. The new society have regular dinners on Friday, have Uirt,een guests, turn .hairs on one leg, and spill salt all around before commenvincg. In the whole year, during ,which bad fuck ilas been defied,nos'ingle fatalIty has, as yet, occurred toWany membtr.' - SERVED HIM RIGHT FOR STAVIa THEEL-John, S. Riggs, the well-&nown slave.dealer, at Charles. ton, remained with the' Yankee. Here. is what befel'. the redoubtable'Johu: A lot of negroes called' upon and put-hi*y at, a, mock acEcon. -he bidding was very spi'rited froin tive cents up' ;to six dollars aud a half, at'Which price, he: Wa3. kocked down to a li*ly' darkey. Stepping up to his purchase, the- negro patted hin on the head saing, "I kin afford six dollars and a half; you. I kin -go-you is free! Oh! Oh!" The Paris correspondent oftheLondon Str says.thRitlie Jockey Cltib, before 'hose decree the fashionable world bend, have decided that the Eriglish custom of shaki4g hands is heue ' forth to be considered -.he correca tring, .ind furthermof-e, in ordr to- protect ladliesfrogn the anonyance . faiving' to return 'the bo0s of any man who may choose to taeoff his hat to them in public the English faslon is ro be.adopted-. of ladies bowg frst VJCToBY IN 'FLRnA.-On the 6th of' thy present month, a stubborn fight took. place .at the Natural Bridge,' twelve mniles from Talla hassee, in which we were signally evictorious. Yankee force 2,2oo; Gon federate force 1000. Forty dead negroes (Yankee s6ldiers) left on the' fild - Whilst a Penasylvan~ia minister was in the midst of his sermon, a little boy, about teu years of age, quitelys left his steat, too'k hise .at, walked up toi thie pmipit and asked pers mission of the minister to- leave -the ,chu rj saying he forgot to feed the pig. The request' was granted anAhe left, butt returned in a fec, minutes, no doubt greatly relie%*d.' THE OATH ! THE O rm !-Much virtudos-swear ing is said to be going on in Charleston since the Yankees have concluded to admninis'ter 'the oath;i and men who .claim to have fired the fii-st gun sa Fort Sumter, have rusbed headlong to take the; first oath to Lincoln.. So Nager is the compti tion among these loyalists, that no man's corn's are safe in the~ struggle. Theirconscienlces are in no danger, being ',of that' ioral .cacutch - which.accommodates itself to any grasp. ' FiBE Fr.tos-The Augusta papers ann nounce the' death, by small .por, 'of the Rev. Leon Fillion,. formerly pastor of St, Je.epby Catholic Chuleh, Charleston.'