ATLANTA, GEORGIA, JANUARY 4.
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A New Territory.
The Dominican Republic has been an
nexed to the United States by treaty, sub
ject to ratification by the Domlniclan Sen
ate. The republic is annexed as a territory,
the United States paying its debt. This is
accompanied by a fifty years’ lease of Ba
The Negro Members.
As some arc tailoring under a wrong im
pression in regard to the effect of the
Georgia Bill upon the negro members, we
would say that the Bill calls for the origin
al members of the Legislature, pronounced
elected and convened by General Meade, to
meet and perfect organization by the elec
tion of proper officers. This includes the
negro members. The Act itself puts in the
negroes, and forbids their exclusion. It
leaves the Legislature nothing to do in the
matter. It settles the
force, as to whether
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1870.
Col. Forney dubs this letter-speech an “ elo-: Governor Bollock’s Whitewash.
wt nt a ^ d able dCfenSe ” ° f Governor Bul ‘ We ventilated yl^rday. some of the
mildly ° rney "Uould draw it morej“eloquent and able” lapses of memory
A.,/. i .. , : made by onr disintegrating and feasting
as this letter has appeared in Georgia, Executive in his letter vindicating himself
the correction of a few of Governor Bul
lock 8 **eloquent and able n mistakes may
not. be amiss.
The Governor says he expected to be
abused when he became Governor. Avery
natural conclusion for a man who expect
ed to do and has done what merits abuse.
The Governor says he was to be dis-
e whole question by I graced by the conspirators that expelled
the negro members J the negroes, and these charges were trumn-
negroes, and tnese charges were trump-
who were annealed, shall be restored to j ed up for that purpose. And this is proved
their legi-lative functions. j by tiie card of Morgan, Bell and Claghorn,
three of the committee looking into the
matter, published February 2d, saying that
they did not doubt the Governor’s integri
ty, but bis discretion.
The Governor says these gentlemen “felt
constrained to publish and cause to be tele
graphed,” this card.
The Governor has probably forgotten
that Mr. Claghorn, one of the signers of
the said exonerating card, on the 4th of
February, published a card saying tbecard
was unauthorized by him, that when it
was presented to him for approval he pro
nounced it improper, and finally that
Governor Bullock himself, telegraphed it to
These facts were not fitted tohelp the
Governor's case. Their omission was laud
able Radical strategy.
The Governor says that the Democratic
conspirators offered to purchase his silence,
and even proposed high political advance
ment to him. Name the bribers, Govern
or. We want to impeach them
The Governor says he was justified in
his use of the public money without au
thority by a -long list of gubernatorial
precedents.” The Minority Report of the
Legislature, which was adopted by a vote
ar80 to 37 in the House, says that his course
was “not only without authority, but also
without precedent.” The Governor didn’t
let Congress know this.
The Governor says the Committee had
the “lawful vouchers” before it account
ing for the $4,000 lie admitted using. The
report says no “accounts or bills of par
ticulars have been presented to the Com
mittee ” showing how the amount was made
More forgetfulness of the Governor.
But we have not now the space to show
more of these “eloquent and able” lapses
of Governor Bullock’s memory.
We shall notice more of them hereafter.
Democratic Executive Com
That the present U a grave crisis in our
State history no one will question. The
complete destruction of the State govern
ment U Imminent.
The course to be pursued by the Demo
crats should be carefully considered, and
when adopted, unanimously supported, for
it to have the best chances of snccess.
It has been suggested and desired by
many, that the Democratic Executive Com
mittee meet and discuss the propriety of
having an expression of the party Judg
ment. and that the 4th of January would
l>c a goo 1 time for the meeting.
We call the attention of the Chairman of
the Committee to the suggestion. We are
in favor of some step to get the party united
and settled upon a policy.
The Alabama Claims.
President Grant bas furnished Congress
with late correspondence on the Alabama
In May, Mr. Fish wrote Mr. Motley that
in reacting the agreement of Reverdy
Johnson and Lord Clarendon, the United
State.- didn't mean to drop the subject, nor
.did it mean to insult England, bnt It still
hoped for a peaceful settlement of the dis
pute. Ifc instructs Mr. Motley to tell this
to Lord Clarendon.
in June. Mr.FI-di writes Mr. Motley that
whenever England has any notion to re
open negotiation, the United Slates is
ready; but tbe juggling must be carried on
In September, Mr. Fish sends a clincher
to Mr. Motley, rehearsing Uncle Sam’s
multifarious wrongs at the hands of John
ny Bull, and telling him to inform Johnny
that it was about time to reopen the mat
ter, ample months having been allowed to
simmer down the irritation of the British
lion, at being snubbed by the American
In November. Lord Clarendon writes Mr.
Thornton, the English Minister at Wash
ington, that as the United States liad re
jected one patch-up of the difficulties, it
should now make some new propositions,
which England would consider. The ad
vances should come from the United States
and not England—in other words, as the
eagle was aggrieved, let it say what it want
ed, and the lion would answer whether it
would do what was asked.
Thus stands tlie case. Mr. Fish has made
no further move.
The. Constitutionality of the Cot
A short while back the telegraph brought
us news that the Supreme Court had dec!
Jed the cotton tax constitutional. We
have not yet seen the text of the decision.
From tiie New Orleans Commercial Bul
letin we glean the facts connected with tbe
case of Farrington vs. Saunders, and the
tenor of the argument.
This caso was rande up expressly to test
the constitutionality of the tax. It wasar-
gued for tiie plaintiff and against the tax,
by briefs, by Judge Campbell, of Louisi
ana, Jiii’ge Sharkey, of Mississippi, Albert
Pike and Robertson Topp, of Memphis, and
Judge Hughes, of Indiana; and orally, by
P. Phillips, of Washington, and Judge
Curtis, of Boston. On the other side, and
for the Government, was Attorney Gener
al Hoar and Assistant Attorney General
It was contended that tiie tax was un
constitutional, because it was direct, and
not laid in conformity with the rules of np-
poitionmcnt as provided in Article first of
the Constitution, which says that “no di
rect tax shall be laid, unless in proportion
to tlic census”; that it was a tax without
representation; that it did not come in the
rules of uniformity prescribed by the Con-
Istitution; that, ns an export tax, it was
and oftener than through any other me- prohibited; that as n special or exclusive
dlum. , t lix it had no warrant; and, finally, tiiat
In addition to this. The Constitution j the taxing power conferred no right to
publishes exclusively theofficial and full levy taxes on rawproductionslnonesec-
text of the decisions of the Supreme Court, tion, while the productions ofotlicrsec-
tbat will be in session tor the next month tions were exempt
Now is tlicTiine to Subscribe for
In a few days tho year 1870 will begin.
It promises for Georgia to be an eventful
year. It will be lively with incident. On
the lOtli of January the Legislature will
assemble, and its session bids fair to be one
of the most exciting known to our State
The Constitution lias made arrange
ments to have full daily reports of its pro
ceedings. The most accomplished report
ers have been employed. Publishing two
editions daily, and the only paper in At
lanta that docs tills, the people can get tho
intelligence through our columns sooner
They showed that in I8C7,
The corn crop of that year was worth, JB10 9I3.5M
wheat crop “ “ “ 421.796,460
“ hayorop “ •• “ 372.861670
" cotton crop " •’ •’ 201,470 406
•• oat crop “ •' “ 172,472,070
Of these, cotton alone is taxed, and is all
grown in eleven cotton States. 'J he pay
ment of this tax by the South has not ex
empted it from a full share in all the other
taxes. Nothing was more strenuousiy
guarded against by the framers of tiie Con
stitution than partial and unequal taxation.
This certainly made a strong case of un-
constitutionality. It affects the South
powerfully. Deciding the tax. legal is a
direct establishment of the principle that
populous sections of the Union can “levy”
„, , __ . , contributions on weaker sections to any
Edwin 11. Stmito . j cx tent. It is as bold and thorough an In-
Af ter haring retired from public life.! fraction of tiie fundamental essence of the
broken in health, and battered in fame, Mr. | Constitution as the reconstruction acts.
Stanton seemed about to enter upon a new
lease of political mark, as an Associate
Tub Constitution lias a special reporter
in W ashington,. and will receive tele
graphic and epistolary intelligence from
the National Councils.
Our foreign.and home correspondence is
dally cnlanging. New features of interest
wjll be added constantly. The latest news
from the whole whrld is condensed in our
Now Is tiie time to subscribe. Begin
witli tho now year. Our circulation has
grown surprisingly in the last six months.
And we are striving to make .such a live
progressive, sturdy, reliable journal as will
repay our readers for their patronage.
Tho Third Party
The Mobile Register thinks the “Third
Party ” idea is not only scotched but dead.
from certain accusations of impeachable
offenses as Governor of Georgia.
We shall to-day notice other remarkable
statements of this letter.
The Governor is charged witli using
$55,000 of tbe State’s money, illegally. A
grave charge, tills. This amount was
drawn on the New York Fourth National
Bank by drafts. To meet these drafts, or
guarantee their payment.be hypothecated
7 per cent. State Railroad Bonds against
In his letter he dismisses tiie subject
lightly, with the flippant statement that
“all my action in that connection is fully
covered by lawful authority, pnd lias been
done in direct conformity with the stat
We will quote thelaw for Gov. Bullock’s
Section 1st of the Act approved Decem
ber 13,1EGG, to be found in the ActsoflSGG,
page 16, says that said-bonds are to be
issued “in exchange for, or in redemption
of the said old bonds of the State, fallin
due in the years 1SG8.1869 and 1870.
Nothing here about using these bonds to
meet drafts for money illegally used in
fixing up tiie State House that tiie city of
Atlanta was to fix up, and a part of which
was paid after the Legislature had declared
that Governor Bullock had no authority in
Section 8th of the Act, approved 12th of
March, 1866. to be found in the' Act of
1865-6, page 20, says that the Governor can
issue bonds “in renewal of bonds now
due,” that were issued to raise funds to
meet appropriations made for the repairs
and equipment of the State road.
Nothing here about money for State
The Governor dared not quote the law.
He has violated the statutes of Georgia
openly and unequivocally. His letter on
this point, as on the others referred to yes
terday, contains willful misstatements of
facts, that are neither “eloquent” nor
“able,”, hut simple, unadulterated false
We will probe this unique specimen of
“ eloquence and ability ” still further here
SKATING WITH THE GIRLS.
The Georgia Senators Elect.
As some enquiry has been made as to
tbe status of Messrs. Hill and Miller. Sen
ators elect, under the recent act of Con
gress, we publish from the full report of
the debate "on that measure a question pro
pounded by Mr. Moore, of Illinois, and the
answer of Mr. Butler, who may be consid
ered the father of the whole scheme :
Mr. Moore, of Illinois—I would like to
ask the gentleman one question. As I
understand, this Legislature, while in ses
sion and while all the members were pres
ent. elected Senators to represent the State
In the Senate of the United States. Now,
if this will be passed, and the original
Legislature be called together, will the
status which existed at that time be re
stored, and will tho election of those Sena
tors be considered valid under tho bill ?
Mr. Butler of Massachusetts. I am very
much obliged to my friend for ptittingtlnit
question, for I had intended to refer to It.
This bill does no’t interfere with that mat
ter at all. The question of the qualifica
tions of persons chosen as Senators must
be referred to the body in which they are
to sit. I hold in my hand the report of tho
Senate Committee, who. upon the question
of tiie admission of Mr. Hill, report “that
the Legislature violated the conditions un
der which it was^ allowed to organize, by
lermitting disloyal persons to paiticipate
n its proceedings;” and that tiie commit
tee conclude with tiie following recom
Wherefore your committee feels called
upon to recommend that Mr. Hill he not
allowed to take his seat in the Senate, for
the reason that Georgia is not entitled to
representation in Congress.”
o that the passage of this bill docs not
affect that question. There may be. or may
not be a new election of Senators after
a loyal Legislature is assembled in that
Goobers.—Little things sometimes get
to be big ones in real importance. Peanuts
are no “ small potatoes” themselves.
The peanut production of Virginia is
immense, and in Norfolk, is fast out-rival
ing the old and famous oyster trade.
The goober freight over the Norfolk and
Petersburg Railroad is a great source of
freight. The production is steadily in
creasing. Speculators are buying up farms
for this purpose.
Good land raises 123 bushels to tiie acre;
and tbe price ranges from $2 to $2 75. Good
soil for tbe goober is in fact poor soil. Tbe
principal fertilizer i3 lime. Little cultiva
tion is needed.
The production grows largely every year.
Already England imports our peanuts. So,
hurrah for the goober3!
Newspapers in Schools.
Our Augusta correspondent, “ Ralph'.”
throws out the idea for tho introduction C'f
carefully edited newspapers in schools.
In South Carolina, Professor Carlisle, of
Judge of the Supreme Court of the United
But death took bin* in tiie very moment Mississippi tried it. but mired to the bot-
of restored power. He has died, probably , tom. Alcorn beat Dent so badly, that the
as little regretted as any public man of the inter has not even the comfort of a decent
day. He possessed very considerable abil-; minority. The negroes voted solid for tiie
. ity. and great energy, no was unsernpu- bitter-enders. They utterly refused to pull
lous and bold. He seemed to be an exlia- jpg conservative* wagon. In Texas there
lation of tiie war, springing into notoriety j was the same result. Davis lifted Hamii-
in its rude turbulence, speeding a brash j ton out of bis boots. In Virginia, it is true
noticeable career amidst Its turmoil, show- tiie Conservatives whipped, but what good
lng many valuable war qualities, and grad- has their victory done them? They still
ually paling out his savage vitality and pc- ; dangle out. and have the prospect of swal-
cnliar usefulness as the revolution merged j lowing the full Radical dose before tbe
Into peace. State will get in. In Tennessee the Con
He was born In Ohio, and was fifty-four j servatives were triumphant, but already
year* old at his death. the adumbration Of re-eclipse is visible.
Hi* first advent into national public life j i n Louisiania an attempt is being made to
was in December. I860, when President, coalesce Democrats and moderate Republi-
Buchanan called him to be Attorney Gen-j cins on Warmoutli, but such prudent and
cral in place of Judge Black, resigned, able Democratic journals as the New Or-
Presldent Lincoln made him Secretary of leans Bee, are takiDg decided stand against
War early in 1862. which position he held j ;t.
until the middle of 1863, when be retired,! The Mississippi Democrats seem satisfied
after having held a cabinet office for a long I with their trial of the third party notion,
time under President Johnson, against that j and clamor tor a straight-out Democratic
official’s wish. In conformity with party | policy as the only one. They talk right
dictation for party purposes, and in viola- i trenchantly of the folly of their late course
tlon of every dictate of personal honor and Certainly the Radicals give little encour-
cvcry obligation of legal duty. ; agement to conservatism. Right nor prin-
He attempted to emerge from private life ciple enter into any Radical calculations,
during the Presidential campaign as a • The simple test is whether you will swal
stump speaker, but he had no encourage-1 low Radicalism. If not, you need expect
meat He found himself without respect, ; no favors, as a matter ol right, humanity or
• rtVil i<va Finn
tears will be shed upon his grave.
Spartanburg, one of the ablest teachers in
the South, used newspapers in his school.
He had his reading and parsing classes use
a daily paper in the place of books. And
he would question his school each day up
on the news of the previous day.
The plan worked ad mirably. It not only
improved the children in their parsing and
reading better than tiie-ole us<- of tiie text
books, hut it kept them posted upon the
valuable even!.- of tiie world.
General Howell Cobb.
A memorial volume of General Howell
Cobb, will be published early in January,
by Samuel Boykin, of Macon. It will
have 300 pages, and he illustrated with two
fine steel portraits. The price for the dif
ferent bindings will be 83 00. $4.50 and
It will contain a biographical sketch by
Gen. Wm.M. Browne, speeches and resolu
tions upon his death, and offerings of
friendship by distinguished Georgians.
Parties wishing to subscribe, can address
Mr. Boykin, at Macon, or J. B. Lippincott
& Co., 715 Market street. Philadelphia.
The Situation in Georgia.
Brother Forney still gets an occasional
pop from the slander mill. Tbe following
is tbe latest telegraphic morceau:
Special Dispatch to the Chronicle.]
Come, girls, get on your jockey liats,
Dre«s in your skating suits,
Be sure ro lace up «.nuely
Your pretty little boots;
And we will all go ska-insr.
For the ice t« clear and bright.
The moon will soon bo up, my de:.rs,
We’!! nave a lovely night •
Then 60on we’re off. a little bind
Tucked snuely *ne?th each arm.
While all tho boysare making love,
And keeping dar'trg* warm. 'S *
Oh! don’ry on think it’s jolly.
Mixing up one’s self wi»h curls..
And goingo' ,, pn n>on light nighls.
bkating with tho girls?
But when It comes id putting on—
Lor<I T ovf us ain’t it nice
To hold the darling’s pretty foot!
Yon luvc to be precise. \
For oft the skate won’t snugly lit:
So with manv twists and twills.
How ong it takes tho putting on L
The skates or pretty girls! r
The Toot’s so small, sff vory trim.
The boot so high and neat;
Perhaps a glirap-e f stockings white
May cause your heart to beat! *
It takes so long to put on skates n >
Of pretty ones with curls;
And yet. wo wish we always could
Go skating with the girN! ,
He Urges tbe Democratic? and
Conservative Members i.'ot to
FonsYTir, Dec. 2t? 1869.
Col. I. JF. Avert/, Dear 8ir: A
pressof business prevents me from r.-plyfng
to but one question propounded in' your
circular of the 27th Inst.:
“ What is the course that patriotic mem
bers of the Legislature should pursue for
the interest of the state ? ” x
My opinion is, that all who are embraced
in the proclamation which lias been re
cently issued, convening the Legislature,
and arc eligible to seats, should attend
promptly, and qualify and partake in the
business of legislation.. It may be in-tlieir
power to prevent much, barm being done;
from a contrary course, Incalculable Injury
may result. ... ’ ;,s|
When tbe Constitutional Convention was
called, the conservative portion of Unpeo
ple stood aloof and declined to take any
part in the election of delegates. It is now
generally admitted that that was bed pol
icy. it is hoped that such policy will not
now be repeated by tbe Democratic and
conservative members of the Legislature
refusing or declining to take their seats.
Let everyone attend, and let all who can
conscientiously take the prescribed oath,
take their seats. They are very nearly, if
not quite equal in number with those of
opposite politics, and they hare tip pre
ponderance of intelligence and influence.
Let it be exerted for tho good of the State.
Upon the other question propounded in
your circular, I have-not the time i:pw to
give my views. All that* I have to iay is,
that tho members of theXogUIature .-mould
meet tiie case as.lt Is, and legislate accord
ingly. If the 'Legislature is provisional
merely, accept the situation, and do the
best in their power for the interest 6T the
State. My policy 1s, prevent harm from
being done; that can not be accomplished
by non-action. Very respectfully,
"• E. G. CabaniSs.
OUR STATE CORRESPjfrVDV?
Christmas at Greensboro—Mrs.
Greensboro, Ga., Dec. 27,1869.
Bear Constitution—The memory'ol-the
oldest inhabitant or this ancient village, so
far as lam informed, does not run back to
a more bleatacloudy, misty, stormy, mud
dy Christmas thnn the one which has just
passed away. And yet it has been one of
a good deal of enjoyment. The usual
amount of crackers and rockets, and fire
works generally, have been exploded, and
even the fantastics had their annual mus
Service was held here on Christmas day
in the Episcopal (Church ? also on the day
succeeding, which were well attended, not
withstanding the inclemency of tho weath
er. The church had been most beautifully
decorated for the occasion, and flowers and
evergreens in beautiful wreaths and gar
lands, tastefully arranged by fair and artis
tic hands, conspired, with the impressive
lessons for the season, to render the occa
sion one of pious joy and gladness.
On last night, Mrs. Clayton and her ac
complished daughters gave a very sumptu
ous and handsome entertainment to the
teachers and pupils of the Episcopal Sab
bath School, the Rector and his faraily f and
other members of the congregation. The
spacious rooms of tiie hospitable mansion
were early filled, and the hours passed
swiftly and merrily away, amid feasting,
mirth and song. For myself, I have rarely
ever spent an .evening more pleasantly;
and could our Radical friends at tbe North
have looked in upon the merry group, they
would have seen that, in spite of their
kindly offices in our behalf, there is life, and
joy. and beauty, too. in our old land yet.
Cotton is still coming in, and merchants
seem. busy. Persons from different sec
tions of the North and West occasionally
look in upon us, and purchases have been
made by them in several instances, both in
this and adjoining counties. I am no poli
tician, but it strikes mo that all kinds of
business, outside of politics, both at the
North and South, must suffer by re-open
ing tho reconstruction question. • Why will
not the people of the North learn, that not
only their national interests, but their po
litical and social destiny, are involved ir
a proper and early solution and settlement
of our Federal relations- c
With the salutations of the season, I am
yours, etc. • X.
Rome. Dec. 2S. 1S09.
Editor Constitution, Atlanta—I will drop
you a few lines whilst running this morn
ing, as I suppose you and the people of
Atlanta, as well as the citizens of Rome,
will rejoice over tho Mayor’s election. Mr.
H. A. Smith was elected by 80 or 100 votes.
Wish there was a State election in Georgia
to-morrow. Truly your friend, j
bound, let us make them as harmless as ■ ing all their members eligible. On the
possible. There is no want of self-respect 1 -* "
in defending yourself against the public
enemy in the only way possible.
And again: What is to be gained by the
lack of a quorum ? Haye the Radicals not
already decided in the Indiana case that
they have the right to make any number a
quoru m. provided they are present, whether
it be fifty or five? And what is to prevent
tbe Radicals of Georgia from doing the
same thing, and being sustained by Con
Let everybody included in Meade’6 proc
lamation be in Atlanta on the 10th of Jan
uary. and take the oaths, if they can.
And another thing we would suggest: If
they have power in the matter, make the
session as brief as possible. We need no
legislation, beyond the civil appropriation
bill, that we cannot wait for until next
WE CANNOT arA^ A DEMOCRATIC. VOTE.
What shall we do in the premises?
We say. alter mature reflection, the first
thing to be accomplished, is to cultivate a
spirit of kindness and forbearance toward
those in our own party who differ with U6
on the question of ratification.
Those members of the Republican party
in the State who have, from the first, op
posed the extreme and violent measures of
Bullock and Blodgett, and who are now,
wo think, opposed to this last crowning
outrage—such men as Akerman, Josh Hill,
Fannin, Angier, Farrow, the McWhorters,
Holden, Jordan, and the like, who are fully
Identified with the best interests of the
State, and who must view with alarm the
efforts which Buliock, Blodgett & Co. are
making to destroy our social organism and
inaugurate hell in our midst, will, we hope,
co-operate with all true friends of virtue
and of the State, in proper efforts to defeat
the schemes of Bullock and the extremists.
But to accomplish any good results in
this direction we cannot spare a single
Democratic vote. If members yielding, to
what we must consider counsels not well
considered, shall voluntarily absent them
selves upon the assembling of the Legisla
ture, all will be lost. Sucli a course, is what
Bullock most desires. It will enable him
to take perfect and absolute control of.botb
Houses, and dictate just sucli measures ns
he may. desire enacted. Such a course
yields in advance the whole position to the
enemy. It will require years of suffering,
of insult, of outrage, and perhaps of vio
lence and blood, to regain our lost ground.
Those members of the Legislature who
adopt- the stay-away policy incur a vast re
sponsibility—a responsibility which tiie
people who elected them will surely call
them to account for. They have the means
within their grasp of defeating Bullock.
These they must use to the best of their
THE GEORGIA PRESS.
■Wliat it has to Say on the Situa
Atlanta. Dec. 24—The proposition to
obligation. I call a convention of the people of Georgia
Let the knowledge not be lost on Geor- j to protect them against the late action of
gia. ; Gongreas meets with universal ridicule.
_ —. . Governor Bullock’s proclamation, call-
Gcorgia Appointments. : ing the provisional Legislature together on
LET NONE RESIGN.
We can not agree with our “Die-in-the'
last-ditch” contemporaries, who advise all
Democratic members of the Legislature to
resign. Such counsel is about as sensible
as that which kepi decent men out of the
Convention that framed the present Con
stitution, and equally as hurtful—provided
any shall be so foolish as to heed it.
The man who deserts his post in the hour
of danger, will never again be called upon
to stand guard for Georgia.—Albany Neics.
LITTLE HOPE UNDER ANT FACTS.
For our part, we have very little hope of
a Conservative remainder large enough to
effect any good, after Bullock and Terry
shall have fixed np a Legislature to suit
themselves and their party, and still less
that Congress would permit a Conservative
majority to control the body, even if It
could be left after the purging and substi
tution already required.— Columbus En
LET THE MEMBERS ATTEND.
THE GEORGIA BILL.
An Able Discussion of it From
Ed. Constitution: From some of the com
ments on the late reconstruction Bill of
Congress for Georgia, very erroneous im
pressions are entertained as to the provis
ions of said act.
-It is said by some that all the acts of the
Legislature are declared void; that we must
have a new reorganization of our Judicia
ry; that Bullock and Joe Brown are to be
nur Senators; that Bullock Is to bring upon
tiie country the “ loyal malitia ” to'seourge.
etc ,'etc. The whole of this Is bosh. It is
an iniquitous hill, and will render every
man connected with it infamous in due
time, hut the Congress has not been guilty
of the folly thnscharged.
The original Morton bill did require the
Military Commander to convoke the Leg
islature, but tbe bill as passed, required tho
Governor of the State of Georgia to issue
ti.e proclamation, etc. Not Provisional
Governor, as lie signs himself to the pro
clamation ; not members of a “ provisional
legislature,” as be calls them, but summons
all ‘-persons elected to tho General As
sembly”—the very term used in our Con
stitution. Again, it is said that a large
number of those elected, would be unable
to take tiie oath prescribed in said act: and
hence, Bullock can fill their places with bis
own friends, and have everything his own
way, and that he would swim in luxury
etc. This Is all bosh too. This bill gives
no such power to tho Governor or Provis
ional Governor; ho is to summon such as
were oeclared elected by “Gen. Meade’s
Proclamation.” He can not go out into
the highways and hedges and hunt up a
hungry crew to feed at his feast; these de
clared elected, are his people, his crowd—
But shall it be said that section 121, of the
Code, would control and give the place to
the next highest. If the Code isto govern,
then all these elected are eligible, and there
can be no vacancy. But if the Code is to be
authority, then section 120, declares the
acts of persons in office, who are ineligible,
•• valid as tho acts of an officer de facto.”
So that our law (and the act of
Congress does not conflict with it,) declares
valid all the acts of this Legislature, in
cluding the appointment of Judges and
election of Senators, and this would be so,
even if every member of both Houses were
unable to take the oath.
But what is tbe oath. I say that it is
only the 14th Amendment—no more, no
less. The phraseology is a little different,
but the meaning is precisely the same.
As proof that my view of this oath Is
correct, this Act provides two oaths. The
latter provides that upon taking the oath—
that such person had been relieved of their
disabilities by act of Congress, in com
pliance with tho provisions of the 14th
Amendment—then such person shall be
eligible, etc. If the first oath includes any
thing but the provisions Of the l4tb Amend
ment, how is it that persons relieved under
the 14th Amendment can be rendered eli
gible? This is conclusive upon the point.
If this oath had not been required of
members, not one could have retained his
seat, wlio can not now take this oath, for
tbe 14th Amendment is declared to be the
law of the land, and sueb person would be
ineligible under it. In the latter case, it
would have been the duty of each House to
have purged its roll, and to have excluded
those disqualified; in the former, as under
this bill, the purging is upon the con
science of each member, who Is required to
take the oath prescribed, under heavy pen
alties. It was intended to scare off tbe
“faint-hearted,” and such as have a con
tempt for usurpation and tyranny. I do
trust that in this, as in other vital matters,
in the reconstruction measures, that Geor
gians will show now, as they have shown,
that they are “ masters of the situation.”
The language of tho oath*is deceptive,
and must be studied to be understood. To
render a person ineligible, he must have
held some oneof tbe several offices specified,
before tbe war, and besides this, be must
hare done one or all the acts specified in
the oath. If such person had been guilty
of all the acts specified in the second and
third clauses of the oath, this, of itself. i3
not a disqualification, unless such person
18th of July, 1868, he writes Gen. Meade,
communicating this Information, and pro
testing against the decision of each House,
and insisting that each member should
be required to take the test oath, etc.
To which Gen. Meade, under date of 20th
July. 1868, replied:
“I have now to advise and instruct you
that each House having complied with re
quisitions of my communication of the
18th inst.: by examining into. and deciding
on, the eligibility of their members, under
the acts of Congjess and the 14fft Article
Constitutional Amendment,! have no fur
tber opposition to make to their proceed
ing to the business for wkich they are
called together, as I consider them legally
organized from the lSt^inst.
- Yours respectfully,
George G. Meade,
Major General Commanding.
What, then, is the meaning and purpose
of the act?
It was to put each House as it stood when
Gen. Meade dislodged them, legally organ
ized. by restoring the colored members
As Bollock contended tiiat each House had
erred, the oath was prescribed for the pur
pose of satisfying and silencing all carping
and objections about the matter.
When this is done, then all is right and
proper, and the Legislature can proceed to
exercise the law-making power of the
State, just as they have done up to the last
Some say that the Legislature is required
to pass the loth Amendment before Geor
gia is restored to the Union—this Is a great
mistake. Georgia was, in fact, never out
of tho Union; she tried to get out and
failed. But Congress settled tills matter in
July, 1868, by declaring Georgia returned
to the Union, and admitting her Represen
tatives. She has never been excommuni
cated since. This act treats her as a State
fully, hut requires that before her Repre
sentatives shall he admitted to their seats
in Congress, the Legislature must adopt
the 15th Amendment.
This is the boon oflered for this act—the
loss of the money and honor (save the word)
to our members, is the sacrifice we are to
make for not doing It.
But I will discuss this question of the
15th Amendment in a future number, and
show that many erroneous opinions arc
entertained of its premises.
It is my deliberate opinion, tiiat if tbe
members of the Legislature do their duty
under this'act. that there will be*in both
Houses a working majority against Bul
lock, and tbe State will bo safe from his
folly and fraud. Dougherty. J
Georgia who possess ready means will cer
tainly move to a place of security.”
4. The construction of railroads and fac
tories will cease.
5. Labor will ngain be disorganized, and
as a consequence no crops made.
6. The lands of the State depreciated.
7. The credit of business men seriously
8. A general loss of confidence, followed
by lawlessness and violence.
Such must be the inevitable effects of the
act “to promote reconstruction in Geor
gia.” What will Bullock Co ?
1. He will organise a Legislature that
will do whatever he says. Does not the)
WHY DON'T THE GIRLS PROPOSE t
“ The men arc sly,” tb" ladies crv.
“ Their minds they’ll not disclose : ”
If this be so, I’d like to know
Why don’t the girls propose?
At splondid balU. in dazzling halls,
Amidst a host of beans.
With speaking eyes and well timed sighs,
1 ho Ladies might propose.
Vo maidens fair, now laughing there,
So ooyly with your beaux,
Take my adrioe, don’t be o’er nice.
They'll wed if yon propose.
Then stem papas and cross mammas.
All marriage schemes oppose.
“S 4 ® 111 !* •!/. there's no cause why
The belles should not propose.
Poor Martha Moarg.Tor-ihirty years.
To wedlock was opposed;
*1"VST:ihIdp^^ n ^ h,mpcrin « B ’ te '•
Then pity take, for Hnneo's sake, '
On these unhappy beaux,
Who are. poor elves, too shy themselves
A marriage to propose.
The acquittal of OVerend, Gurney, and
others of the charges of fraud, causes gen
eral satisfaction in London.
..... ™ jPHj . 4 Salnave has been driven into Port au
act give him this power? For the day has Prince, and threatens to bum the place be-
passed to say, so and so can not be done, j fore he surrenders.
Men said, In solemn accent?- that Congress
dare not pass this very act. Notwithstand
ing, It has been done. _
2. After having a Legislature organized
to suit him, “ the Governor,” will settle his
obligations to Congress by ordering tbe
adoption of tho loth Amendment. That
An Imperial decree has been issued ma
king a new postal arrangement between
France and the United States, by which
letters arc to bo pre-paid.
Tiie Cuban Government are banishing
done, Congress loses sight of Georgia and : Prominent Cubans to Spain, and think this
turns its attention to Tennessee, or some mov 0 will result in breaking up tho revo-
other field for vengeance and rapine. i lution.
3. “The Onromnr” will order, the pa8-
3. “The Governor
sage of an act to organize a colored militia
for the better security of life, liberty and
property, and for the further prevention of
Ku Klux outrages
Tho lease of the Bav of Samana docs
not £ Te entire satisfaction to the people of
St. Domingo, and an attempt will bo made
, IT to displace Baez before the United States
4. He will fill-every office in the'State can ratify the treaty,
with Ms particular friends. The London Times, in speculating on
the action of tho (Ecumenical Council, c.v-
5. He will have an act passed for tiie pur
chase of the Opera House, for half mil
6. He will have an act passed Orderin'*
tbe sale of the State Road.
7. An enormous tax will bo levied to
build new lines of railroads, and to perfect
a system of free schools.
8. An enormous amount of State lands
will be issued, simply to bo sacrificed in the
9. The State will bo plundered and bank
A hungry swarm of Bullock’s attacbces
pects some concessions to the enlightened
sentiment of the age, but predicts "the de
cree of the dogma of Papal infallibility.
In a case on trial in Edinburg, evidence
was introduced from Gen. McMahon, form
erly United States Minister to Paraguay,
and H. G. Worthington, United States Min- -
istcr to Uruguay, which represented tho
character of I.opcz as all gentleness and
It is reported that a council of the royal
TIio Meaning of tlio Georgia Bill-
Bullock Lord and Master—Geor
gia Sold Out to Him—What will
ho the Effect of tho Bill—What
Bullock will Do—Ruin and Rav
age—The Deuce to Play-Cormo
rants in Flight for Georgia—'The
Remedy a Convention of tho
Special Washington Correspondence.)
Washington, Dec. 25,1869.
Editor Constitution: Christmas, the re
cognised birthday of the Son of God, is
universally observed by the Christian
world, and Is emblematical of the estab
lishment of the Government of Christ over
the Government of the Devil.
Ergo.—'' An Act to Promote the Recon
struction of the State of Georgia,” reverses
this Christian decree, nnd enthrones in the
State of Georgia tiie Evil Spirit of ven
geance and Radicalism.
The debates in the Convention of 1787,
show what was the meaning the framers
placed upon every word and lino of the
Constitution, aa it came from their hands.
And so, by the act just passed, “ to promote
the reconstruction of the State of Geor
gia,” the debates of Congress, now a mat
ter of record In the Congressional Globe,
must be'BnrJU-tf To discover ttio rcaTTiic.Sir-
ing of the measure.
As time will show, those authorized to
execute this Act upon the people of Geor
gia, will find in those debates their author
ity for any enormity they may think prop
er to perpetrate. The Act is as insidious as
it is ingenious, and it is well calculated, as
itwas designed, to mislead the credulous
people of Georgia. I now say to the peo
ple of Georgia (as they will see for them
selves, before the ides of March,) that this
Act makes Rufus B. Bullock their lord and
master. Asa certain monarch said of him
self. he is, by tills Act. the State—the abso
lute ruler of the people of Georgia; he is
the embodiment of the authority of Con
gress, as he is the appointee of Congress.
From the mandates of Mr. Bullock there
is no appeal, not even to the President of
the United States. In fact, this Act of Con-
greM U the first on record which makes the
President of the United States secondary
in authority, as ail executive officer. Sec
tion 7tli of the Actreads as follows: “ And
be It further enacted, That upon the appli
cation of the Governor of Georgia. the Pres
ident of the United States shall employ
such military and naval forces of the
United States as may be necessary to en
force and execute proceeding provisions of
Pending the passage of this Act, the files
of the Congressional Globe will show that
Senator Casserly moved to substitute the
name of the President of the United States
for that of the “ Governor of Georgia,” in
the seventh section quoted, and that the
motion only received the votes of the Dem
ocratic Senators. The same day on which
the President gave his signature to the
Bullock-Georgia Act, Gen. Terry was as
signed to the military command of the new
district of Georgia. Gen. Terry, therefore,
by this new assignment to duty, is to pro
tect the “trooly loll” of the Empire State,
and especially the immaculate person “ the
Governor,” and at tbe same time will,
doubtless, be tbe chief of a drum-head
court martial to try and sentence all those
wlio may offend “ the Governor.” or other
wise (in the judgment of “the Governor”)
refuse to “ promote reconstruction in Geor
What was the object of this Act, and
what will be its efl'ect. Senator Morton
frankly declared the vote of Georgia Is
absolutely necessary to secure the XYth
Amendment, and without the passage of
this bill the State of Georgia would never
ratify it; and he had arrived at that con
clusion from the tone and temper of the
Democratic Press of Georgia. Congress,
therefore, was willing to utterly destroj'
the existing State government of Georgia,
and with the aid of the army, and navy of
the United States, to turn over tht. State to
the absolute control and -management of
Rufus B.Bullock. I use the words absolute
control, for I challenge any friend or apolo
gist of the Act to point out any word, line
or section of the Act that restricts the au
thority of Bullock in the least. All that
was said about the injustice of expelling
the negroes of the Legislature, and other
alleged outrages, really made no impres
sion on tbe action of Congress. No proof
was adduced that a single Radical had been
killed in the State of Georgia since the
sudden departure of Ayres and Adkins
had before tiie war held some of the*offices early last spring. Caring nothing about
specified. As an illustration: Gen. Meade the interests of the people of Georgia, and
decided that Gen. Gordon, under the 14th being-actuated by a spirit of hatred, envy
Amendment, was eligible to the office of and revenge, and bard pressed to secure the
Governor. He caused as much Yan- adoption of the XYth amendment, this
kte blood to-flow during the war as could only be done, said Senator Morton,
any man that survived it. Gen- by the passage of the bill then under con
era! Meade was right in his alderation. _ - • . ,
exposition of the law; for Gen. Gordon What then will be tbe effect of the Act?
did not bold any of the specified offices be- How -will it operate? I refer to the de-
fore the war. bates of Congress pending the passage of
If Gordon could appear with tbe wed- the bill. More debates show, that after
ding garment.in this “ loyal feast,” I ask packing the Legislature eo as to secure the
who ought to hesitate to walk into his adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment, that
“high estate.” the Governor may do anything else he
There area few members of the Legisla- pleases. If the Act does not mean this, it
ture that did hold office before the war, and means nothing. The Act, in truth, is a
it is a little remarkable, but such is the fact bill of sale of the State of Georgia, made
that a larger number of such are Radicals at public outcry by Congress, and Rufus
nominally, who are pardoned, and the case B. Bullock is the purchaser, and the com-
of each member in question wa3 closely pensationis to be the adoption of tbeXVth
and fully investigated, and the evidence in Amendment. When the Governor^ has com
each case was reported to the House, and
by an overwhelming majority,every mem'
ber of both Houses was sustained and held
to be eligible. This proceeding was had
hovered around the Capitol pending the I 4®»Uy of Italy has been held to decide ihc
passage of tho Georgia outrage, and now question of tho candidacy of tho Duke of
that the deed has been consumated. with Genoa to the Spanish throne. The Snan-
? ’ ar r", C l b , eak ^ a , nd y oraclou s Stomachs, ish Government and his partisans have not
the flock is beginning to move Southward, vet eiven nn • ,. r. t
Their threats of vengeance and gain found I J S Cn ! ‘he hope of making him kmg-.
free utterance after the passage of the Act. I
Poor Georgia will be denuded of tho his; Frimev Ti^ . V Selected ix
ounce of flesh and robbed of her la«t P re * e ° t ID0 « 0 of »PP»intl ng
penny. ■ bishops m Europe is curious, as lllnsim-
Ten thousand carpet-baggers are now! w?,f„i, t , l i O „SS nncct ‘ 0 i n ^' ate of
ready for the journey to Georgia; many < ,i ^ hp C ^ o 0 n U i^ c = , n c i}', Co ' r ‘ 1(!l1 Doxpect:-
on the way, and the rest only waiting » T ,, c C^r appoints to
irocure transportation from the head ofh, nn t ij“ t b ?J? 0, ^! cs , ^u p f ia - The Sultan
Freedman’s Bureau. They will be at the SEPSlSSishops throughout
meeting of tho Legislature. p. Austria, in
Will tho people of Georgia fold their I Portugal theCrownappolnls the
arms, and submit quietly, to bo plucked P i - ll0 Pl’.? n<1 _ tllat ‘ too, when the first-'
and oppressed? Those who advise sub
mission arc certainly not the true friends
of Georgia. What then is the remedy for
the threatened evils? We answer
And when we say a Convention of tho
people, wo mean a Convention of the Dem
isterof the Crown, as in the caso of Aus
tria, is a Protestant. The Pope, indeed
has a veto, but Ills veto is limited by tho
condition of its resting on strictly canoni
cal ground. Even in Protestant Prussia,
a Lutheran King practically appoints the
State Of Geortrin. The Amerienn fnrKrrnss I thOBame Way that tllC 1 O|o; . veto I- m the
cases already mentioned. The interest
which some of the European Powers take
ocratic or conservative party of Georgia. The Pope, 1,1 fart. nomi
For only such a Convention would repre- f :i 1 vct °
sent the property and respectability or the
State of Georgia. The American Congress
know this fact as -.veil as any citizen of
Georgia. Then wo say. let a ‘Convention
of the people be held without delay—not
later than the lOtli of January, if possible,
and let that Convention be composed of the
best people of the State, including tiie con
servative members of the Legislature, and
such Republicans as are ‘opposed to Bul
, If such a convention should be held, and
an address made by it to Congress, and
signed by tho members thereof, pledging
the adoption of tho 15th Amendment, and
the reseating of tho negroes, there is no
question, in the humble judgment of your
correspondent, hut what Congress would
repeal the act complained of. Sucli assur
ances have been freely given by thosmvho
" ‘ Tho ant oonldP^ver
to the Reconstruction Committee tho files
of all the Democratic journals of Georgia,
opposing the adoption of the 15th Amend-
mend, and the reseating of the negroes.
Now that the State is in distress, there can
bo no dishonor in acceding to llic require
ments of Congress.
The alternative is now presented to the
people of Georgia—whether they will qui
etly submit to the rule of Bullock and a
carpet-bag and negro Legislature, or will
they hold a convention and pledge them
selves to the adoption of the loth Amend
ment and the reseating of the negroes, and
ask Congress to repeal the act. That is the
question. It docs seem that the people of
Georgia should not hesitate to make an
effort for tiie repeal of this act—through a
Convention. It is the only mode of redress
left them. 1 believe it would succeed.
Whether their presence is necessarv to] under the order of Gen. Meade; the result
• •_ *;°ro*ogwperiwi congt jt u te a quorum or not. they should be was reported to him and he was satisfied
The following appointments In Georiga | “2 l™ 1 . : there to prevent mischief, if nothing else, with it. Thi» action was taken early after
*ton chronicle contains, havfl confirmed by the Senate: I SSfJjSSSJtmTand to the ’• Tbis mnch wiU P robabl F ^ in their power, the organisation, and before the colored
Governor Bullock, in re- postmasters—Wesley Prettyman, Mari-1 jn^olou- condit’onMGeor "a 0 ™ 1 and tbey owe ic t0 the long-suffer-1 members were excluded.
* ade against him. I etta, Ga.; David Barwold, Araericus, Ga.;
Walter L. Clift, Savannah, Ga.; Frederick! ___ „ ^ - ... j protection tney can. ms imiy io ue mm-1 puuiumru in me report oi wn. anaoe;
South Carolina, maoc. j^Grange Ga. Gen. D. H. Hill proposes starting a. )n£t al)out - illegality.” “ self-respect” and and I suppose may also be found in the
speech defending; Assessors of Internal Revenue—Robert j weekly paper in Charlotte, on the 6th of. a |fthat sort of thing. Because, the Legis- published proceedings of the Legislature.
ing people of Georgia to give them all the > This ts an Interesting document, and Is
protection they can. It is follv to be talk- J published in the report of Gen. Meade
ing about two ; Clark, Second District of Georgia; John January next, to he styled the Southern ) a ture la illegal, is no reason why we shall j
yards of letter H. Gould, First Georgia. Conservative. I not be bound by their acts; and If to bo 1
The result of the action of each House
was communicated to Got- Bullock declare
Libby Prison is now a sumac factory.
Five hundred persons make a living in
Ncy^York by telling fortunes.
A glass piano has just been invented by
a Mexican genius.
San Francisco has received $6,677,175
less gold and silver this year than last.
Prince Napoleon has squandered $10,-
000,000 during tho last seventeen years.
There is no daily paper in Maryland
outside of Baltimore.
London, Dec. 22.—The advocates of
Papal infallibility arc losing ground in the
Vittorio Emanuel Ferdinando Mara Gcn-
narro Humbert Guiseppi Innoccnto is tho
name of the new Italian baby.
The year 1870 will have fifty-three Sat
urdays. It comes in and goes out on Sat
Our Yankee neighbors have a saying
that the human family is composed of
“saints, sinners and the Beecher family.”
Hundreds of men and women gain a
livelihood at Louisville by skimming off
the grease from Beargrass Creek, over
which are extensive pork-houses.
An incomplete list shows that over fifty
in the Council Is easily understood; and
the encouragement they give to bishops
like tho Bishop of Orleans may l>o guessed.
Bishop Dupanloupliadbecn SoexeesMvelv
Tapal, that his declaration against a defi
nition of the Pope’s infallibility came like
a shock at Rome almost as severe a- Father
Hyacinth’s letter. If the n il lake the
other course, his lordship and tho-e wlio
think with him will be in a fix. nnd they
;must either forswear all that they now so
positively assert, or they nsu.-t leave tho
church. We will not suggest a third
‘course—retaining their present opinions
nnd professing the contrary—though she
history of the church has 'precedents of
Robert Browning's son and heir isou. of
Oxford's best oars.
John Stuart Mills’ works find much fa
vor in Russia.
The late Marquis of Westminster's .n-
come was upward of a guinea a minute.
Faber, the pencil maker, is said to lie so
fat that he can’t walk alone.
Abel R. Corbin, of this city, is in Cov
ington, a guest of his fnthcr-in-Iaw, Jessie
Tho autobiography of Medora Leigh, ed
ited by Dr. Mackay, will rcopc-n the SU-wc-
I Hiram Towers’ statue of “ Eve,” now
nearly finished, is said to excel hi* .“Greek
A son of Oliver Wendell Holmes is clerk
of the Senate Committee on Foreign Rela
Minnie Haiick, the vocalist, has not met
with tho success she anticipated in St. Pe
Napoleon the First’s opinion of the Pa
risians has been unearthed. “Their judg
ments,” said lie at St. Helena, “arc as grave
as tho decisions of a monkey on metaphys
Judge Hall, of the’United States District
Court for the Western District of New
York, has decided that the making of a gen
eral assignment, without preference, by an
insolvent debtor, is an act of bankruptcy.
Mr. Hamilton, who is now supporting
Hackctt at Booth’s New York theatre, was
a wealthy planter before tho war, owning
hundreds of slaves. Tho rebellion reduced
him to poverty, and he took to tiie stage as
a last resort.
Lord Palmerston, eleven years ago, ex
pressed the opinion that the Suez Canal
scheme was the “greatest bubble ever im
posed upon the credulity and simplicity of
the country.” Robert Stephenson, tiie
great engineer, who had conquered thn
difficulties of the Kilsby Tunnel and built
the Mcnal Bridge, endorsed Palmerston’s
persons in ifew York city have their lives j opinion, stating tiiat the canal was “ physi-
insured for $50,000, over twelve of them ! cally impossible.”
for $100,000 and over, and two for $300,-1 a young son of Prince Napoleon has
000- just been placed at a public school. The
chief of the institution waited upon the
Prince to know how tho youth scholar—
aged 7—should bo addressed. “Call him
Victor,” was tho reply. “ But in tiie list of
prizes?” “Victor Napoleon. To his com
rades he must be Victor only. He must
take or give thrashings as her and he may,
and in no case must he be addressed aj
tW A New York girl has got her skating
costume from Paris, and this is it: A full
plain skirt of dark brown cloth falls just
below the knee; this skirt is trimmed upon
the edge with seal skin fur about four inches
broad. Underneath the skirt are worn
Knickerbockers, which meet rather hiah
plied,-his title is complete and he may
manage his property a3 may suit his inter
That the Governor will manage the State
to promote his varied interests, none can
doubt, from his known shrewdness in busi
ness matters. What will be the effect upon
the interests of tbe people generally can
be easily understood.
1. All emigration to Georgia will cease.
2. persons living beyond the limits of
Georgia will not likely invest their means
in a district controlled by military author-
During the month of November the re
ceipts of the Nashville and Chattanooga
Railrood were as follows: Passenger traffic,
$35,721 75; freight, $76,133 14, makings
total of $111,857 89.
Over 250,000 people asked for tickets to
witness the ceremony of the opening of the
French Legislative Chambers this season,
and only one lady out of every 200, and
one gentlemen out of each 380, succeeded.
Gen. Chamberlain was married to Miss
Alice C. Ingersoll, one of the prettiest
Maine girls in Washington, on Thursday
evening. President Grant attended the
on.. tfirniKrh the Cnm - boots, a la Russe, trimmed with the same
Tto.dtyof Buffalo, throngh the kind of fur . over the skirt is worn a sort
mercial Advertiser, lajs claim to tho pos-. of vest s ] e evcs, of the same cloth as
session of more mischievous boys than any | skirt, and fastened with large plain
city of its size in the country.. Reference i irold buttons. Over this, made open to the
is made to boys who indulge in “feats of I front so as to show the vest, is a seal skin
pure and unadulterated cusscdncss.” , jacket, made to fit pretty closely to the flg-
„ . , ure and extending down Just over the
Eugeme has an annual sale of old clothes i pipg. white linen collar and cuffs the col-
at the Tuileries, and as she never wears a jar fastened with a matciot knot and the
dress or bonnet more than once, a year’s ; cuffs with plain buttons to match those on
collection makes a magnificent show. The i the vest, and a jaunty seal skin cap com
old garments are generally bought up by ; pletes tbis pretty costume,
the valets and women of tho wardrobe,
who dispose of them to the great dealers! Acquitted.—Col. Tom Taylor, lorm-.-r.r
in Paris, who again sell them to their cus-. commanding tho first Kentucky regiment
towers at immense prices. in the Confederate army, and who killed a
Captain Cleveland in Mobile, several
a@- Mr. Eldridge (Dem. Wisconsin( months sinco, was acquitted laat week, after
spoke in opposition to the bill. He said «> exciting trial, fasting several daya.
that one of the saddest things in connection “ c‘,""p£irl has reformed,
with discussion in this House was, that the ih ®vou rccenti*. some money at the Ba-
House had almost ceased to bo a delibera- den-Baden fumbling he»i. and with Uahe
tive body, and that its action was dictated bought a little villa at Belloville. where ahe
to it by the leading partisans of the Re-, »>yg she will live in strict retirement...Her
publican party. diamonds arc said to be worth ne«iy three
puuiu.au p J ^ hundred thousand francs, and a leading
VfT Rooms have been engaged ata New Parisian jewelry firm haa^ ,
3. All persons residing in tbe limits of | pied next May.
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