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Te Dollars for 3-Menths. Devoted to the Dissemination of General'Inf6rmatio.. . [$Inge Cpies Cets
Itery. Tesday, Thursday- and Saturdayt
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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
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
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
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,
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
A large ntnber of Louisiana planters bhaie
"migred to Texas.
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.
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
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 [email protected] by4 tWf
Fame-A meteor daziling Yith its' distant
WealtA -A gource of trouble- and consuming
care ;
Pleasure-A gleam of.'sunshine passing soon,
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
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
Resurrection-A sudden waki.gfrom a quiet -
slee p-;
Heaven-A lan4 of joy, of light and love. ea
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.' -
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.'

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