The San Antonio Ledger. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 5, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 9, 1867 Page: 2 of 4
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THOMPSON & CO,
k0itor4 AND rEOPBIKTORá.
Ol'FICE—On Solidad street, second story in
SAN ANTONIO, MARCH 'J. J8ti7.
rati uousis iuü utu unía.
Thin It tb. bouse the Rid* built.
Tula 1 the mult lhat lay la tbe houao the
These are the onts that caught the rnti Ihflt
eat the u alt that lay in (ho bous. the llidf
iMfci i. v Voh.
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The power and influence of the legal
profession, when true to its exalted tula-
ion, needs no comment. It has ever
lieen H e high ruad to pref< rment and
distinction. Hut when pi rverted by low
and selfish, or misdirected ambition, it is
potent for evil.
Brokers <n,B hiwyer, wt"" virsed in l is
i. . , ' ... . ! profes ioi: fenilessly sustaining the
ca^th^X and snppiessjng or exposing the
(For the i
BY M. S. B OA!
bouse the Rads built.
icejita per Une Tor each insertion.
Wrong; warning the people of the p
pioach of danger to ¡heir liberties, qui-
... ¿ rite fury «í the «MiUUude,. > d
This .a t e oow with crumple hr.rn that tossed „lWaJ 9, by the diffusion of sound knowl-
the dogs t^at worried the cuts that caught the1 j jf ^ i
rats that eat the malt that lay Id the hciie the ■ adjust views and sentiments, sus-
Kads built. taming the gtea1 common onuse of law
contractors. | and order, Mwlepd a.pillor of the State
- ' These are the iraidtns all forlorn, that milked
.and of the socitil f.biic.
| ihe cow with crumpled horn, that tost the doKa pe<>|.W look for instruction
1 ■ • ■ ■■ • - ■ - I in doubt and
To him the
WHAT WILL CUMIÜ NEX11
; that worried the e ltd that caught the rats that:
The party that has for the l&st six years been i ■<"'">e uiult that lay iu the house the Rads ] anarchy and confusion worse confounded
controlling our Government, and has about con- i | would threaten every righi. With him
trolled It-out of exlstsnce, have at last succeeded southern loyalists. , all fie! a sense of security and hope, in
in passing a bill making it a finally, that the j, .These «re ti men all tattered and t;rn that vestthe pr*"nt and future with a
a a.«*.. ... ¡ kissed the maidei.s all forlorn, th.it uii ked the l iightness, full of encouragement. to
L an l-d for four vean with foree of- írirumpní I C0W WÍlh cruinP,tíd horn that 1 at lho ,,0Ra tbat ' P°v< rty uuder misfortune, to merit Ul jflÍT
? i¡ú *k ??i c7 ♦ ^4 1 worried the cats that caught the ruts that eat n( rsrcution to tatient toil to o/inital in
S ;w% ttT?* l.hm5rtlia A*rl be °th" malt that lay in the bouse the Rads luilt. P*1*CUll0n' t0 *aU?Dt to11 t0 Cap,tal !n
erwiso than in the Union. They by this argu-
n at prevented the recognition of the Confedo-1 Hi C •NSTRl'CTloN.
rjcy by foreign powers; and acting upon this This is the Priest all shaven and shorn, thnt
..principle the Executive and Judiciary depart-1 married the mon all tattered and torn, that kiss-
inenta continued, after the close of the war, to !ed the maidens all forlorn, that mi.kod the cow
administer the Government. The U. S. Coarte i with crumple born, that tost the dogs that wor
ried the cats that caught the rats that eat the
wait that by in lho house 'bo Rads built.
were eoutmne l on, and all other modus operan-
di tho same as in the other States. On a sad-
den this faction wake up to the sad realization
that if the Southern people should ag in.exercise
the elective franchise at the Dext Presidential
eleotion tbey would be ousted from power. A
This is the Cock thnt crowed in the morn, thai
sc ired tho Priests all shaven and ?bo;n, tha-
Bill is immediately introduced into Congress ¡ married the men all tattered and torn, tbat kiss
changing the Constitution, and also one disfrun- ~ .....
chining nine tenths of the Southern voters, anj
nfranchisiug the negroes. The terms are sub-
mitted tc the Legislatures of the South, an i
rejected. They now declare the Southern States
out of the Union, so that tbey cau chango the
Constitution by a vote of three fourths of'the
States iu tne Union. This is what we cell b!ow-
' ins hot, and blowing cold at the same bieatb
ed the maidens all forlorn, that milked the cow
with crumpled born, that tost the dogs that wor-
ried the cuts, that caught tho raJs that eat the
malt that lay in the house the Rads built.
This is the Fox that (in a born) caught the
cick that crowed in lho morn, that seared the
priests all shaven an'd shorn, that married the
Should tbo late bill go into force, reducing the [ men all tattered and torn, that kissed the mai 1
South to military control, what will come next? j ens all f trlorn that milked tlÜ cow with crmpled
The 'will of the despot will then be the rule oi
t o luw. About tlie next step will be I > muzzle
the press—and we bere predict that this will bo
done within threo months. We already sec
signs of this in the political sky Movements
have been made in Congross to patroniz3 only
"the loyal presp" in the South—in oilier words
tbey would by public patronage and taoncy pur-
chase tho monial service of the press. Is'ext
will 0e an edicfc suppressing disloyal publica-
tions. Thus wo are now moving on, not know
log from day to day what will come next. About
han tho South rn people need is union of senti-
aeot, and the time may soon come when tbey
will again exetcise their rights as guarantied by
hoin. tbat ost the dogs that worried thecals
hat caught the rats that eat the malt that lay in
he house tLe Rads built.
This is lho trnp that near the corn, was set for
th-* fox that (in a horn) caught the coi:k that
crowed iu the morn, that so ired the priests all
shaven and shorn, that married the men all tat-
tered and torn, that kissed the maidens all for-
lorn, that milked the cow with crumpled horn,
„ . _ _ _ that tost tho dogs, that worried the eats, that
tlie only certainty wo now have is in the calls of killed tho rats tint eat the malt that lay in the
the meagre face and b'ouy fingers of the tax ! house the liada bui t.
gat&crer. In the mean time the resources of i «nvcriTiTrinv
the couniry, choked by taxation nnd unc<ytuinty, I
are constantly diminishing. Our foreign affairs j This U the smith, old and worn, that made
a re daily boooming more complicated. What tho trap that near the corn, was sel for the fox,
'* * *' * " that, (in a horn) caught the co. k that crowed in
thfe morn, tbat scared the priests all shaven and
shorn, that married the men all tattered and
torn, that kissed tho maidens all forlorn, that
milked the cow with crump ed horn, that tost
tho dngs, that worried the cats, that caught the
rats, that eat the malt, that lay in the buuso the
lía us built.
WAK IN CAMP.
¿There seems lately to bo quite a flare-up at
Washington sicca the passage of the late Milita-
ry-Bill, depriving the Southern States and peo-
pÉjfof their constitutional right". The "Fun-
gus Congress," that feeds upon the swill and
slops that exude from and run over the political
and financial trough of publio taxation and
plunder, are raving and ranting mad, simply
because they are entirely loft out in the cold.
T^ey had expected to have held all the impor-
offices in the Sontb, by which much money
-oitfd come into their pookots. They expected
ve had their hands and pockets full of
ej^>ointinent8, from eaoh of which service,
of eourse, would have come. And then
^calculated that tbey-would have
* ®y groat reservoirs into which
channels of publio and piivate
.ave centered, to be parcelled out
Mea" by them^-ir *"® nf
A Young Lady returning to her country
homo, after a s« journ i« the city of a few
months changed so as hardly (o be recognized by
her friends. In place of a coarse, rustic, flushed
face, she had a sift ruby complexion of almost
marblo smoothness, nnd instead of twcnty-tbrec
she really appeared but e ghtcén, Upon inquirj
as to tho cause of so great a change, she plainly
told them that she used ^he CIRCASSIAN
BA Ul, and considered it an invaluable acqui-
sition to any Lady's toilet* By its uso any Lady
or Gentleman can improvo thoir personal ap-
pearance an hundred fold. It is simplo in com-
bination as Nature herself is simple, yet un ur-
passed in its efficacy in drawing impurities from*
ulso hoaling, cleasning and beautifying the tkin
nnd comploxion. By its direct action on the
cuticle i^djawtufronkit a l *g^kPuri-,le?l kindly
Nay, gentle lady, sa
Thou livf8t not in
If thou hast ever kii
Or soothed another p tin.
What though thy nai
Blason'd on hist'rj
'lis better, Lady, th
Man's sorrows to a
may never be
D jwn in a lone and f grant spot,
A green, sequester dell.
There flourisheth a u lest fl >wex,
The filly of the val
It rears not High its uauteous head,
To altraot ihe pass! by,
And yet it Is the lovefost flower
That blooms beneaftihe sky.
It brea'bes its fragr
A like on friend am
On him who would
Or lay its boMuty
So, Lady, like tbat
kect its charms
lys't thou in beni¿y bloom,
its inve stments, anil to every interest
Religious bigotry and intolerance,
int< nt on ill gotten power, and tilthy
lucre, under sanctimonious cloak, seek-
ing to make merchandize of the consA
ene s and f-ouls of men, shrink abaskccT
from his presence, dreading his searching
analysis and scathing eloquence. Power
trampling on weakness, and corruption
under plausible masks, desiring by arti-
fice to evade truth and luw, or by force
to set them at defiance, tr-mbieand pause
at the contemplation of being foiled in
their purposes, or visited wi h condign
punishment, by an able and faithful corps
The r< sponsibility and duty of the
lawyer be'ng great, when his high hear-
ing, . kind urbanity, inflexible integrity,
studious attention, and full knowledge in
l is calling, meet just expectation, lie is
entitled to a high place iu public esteem,
regard and pratitude.
The studies of the lawyer, in an emi-
nent degree, tend to give strength, en
largement. and independence of mind. It
is not unfrcqmntly tho case, that one-sid-
ed views are taken of things 'Jliis is a
common source of error. But the mental
habits, and the range of legal study with
its appropriate auxilia y studies, neces-
sary to the lawyer, peculiarly lit him foi
a kind of social or civil guardianship in
lVe are rot speaking of ihe petifoggrrj
nor is it necessary to hold htm np to pub-
he odium. Snrh a character, disgracing
one of the noble t and most important
walks of life, suited only to a few of rare
qualifications, is simply inexcusable and
The law. as a profession, is already
quite over-crowdid. Under present cir
cumatances particularly, young men
should not be encouraged to entera pro-
fession, where acknowledged genius, eru
dition and merit are often lonnd sadly
under the weather.
There is no opinion more fatal or wider
of the mark, than the idea that the learn-
ed professions are refugees for indolence.
Let the sleepless nights, the endless lucu-
brations, and unremitting vigilance and
industry of all, who have achieved emi-
nent success, bear testimony in refutation
of a vagu and unre ¡ sonubie popular error
How slow too the rewards of labor and
self denying diligence in those vocations
Cheering, by kiudnes^ever new,
Mau's pathway to the tomb.
Ah, 'ts a dnrk and treach'roue road
Tbat mortal innn mast tread,
Ere on its hut oold resting place
He lays his weary head.
But lady, one benignant smile,
One word in ki ndness given
One token of pure sympathy
Makes earth resemble lieaven.
Ob! then, no more against thyself
A weary cot.flict wage,
But strive to brighten bv thy smii
Garth's dreary p¡hr* «go
Around the heprts of a "°a aee,
Still weave love's si iken chain,
And you will find, when life is o'er,
You have not lived In vain.
Mosonio Institute, San A f jusiine, Texas.
Tu Power or a Growing Tree.
Walton Hall had at one liuie Us own
corn mill, and when that inconvenient
neoe ily no longer existed, the Bill •
stone was laid by an orchard and forgot-
ten. The diameter of this circular stone
measured five feet and a half, while ilR
depth avera d savin inchia throughout;
its central hole had a diameter of eleven
iuclies. By mere accident sume bird or
tquirrul b ul dropped the fruit oT the fil
bert tree through this hole on to the earth,
and in 1812 the feedllng was seen ri.ing
up through that unwanted channel. As
its trunk gradually grew through tins
apperture and increased, its power to
rkiso the pondrous mass of 6tune;w®®
was speculated upon by many. Would
the filbert tree die in the attemptf-r
Would it burst the-mill-stone? Or would
it lift'it?. In the end, tho liille filbert
tree lifted tho mill-stone, and in IStM
I wore it 1 ko a ciinoline about- its trunir
land Mr. Waterton used, to sit "P0"
under tha branching, shade.—[English
MEXICAN líATTUt .
POVERTY AN! GENIUS.
It is said lhat povert y is the
... . ..siacs <-. t> an
jlll-of tjjlBf.too, to b torn from
'l'á Jjomos of> povoTty destitution
I then, again, th. fame tbey oal-
Upon Tbey would got tho sup-
-o little loyal minnows in tho Scn¡h,
d they gav. each one a snug littlo tfftce.
Wions of gold.' What fame from )>ouip
oumstanoe! But alas! this ugly Bill has
ov.r their pail of milk, and wit . it, all o(
Í'heir imaginary happiness. Verily, the poet
ras a prophet who he said:
"What la famet—an empty buKbl".
Gold")—a shining", oonstui.t troiibld"
I What a flatter has this sad realization made
'among the little loyal minnows in the country?
Each had his position selected; bis application
made out; and somo had eren sent thorn on, so
<ls to get the first ohance. Wo see even in our
own little town, their long faces. Alas, fur hu-
,n nrfw'.f'!?! this Unconstitutional usurpa
Shn®°iLji0i1r'®'''4 °f 'h o Southern people; "but
Wbr a<"Bl p!an(1 immediately, like
; ' their mofo was,—"let the
a a 111 'bo quick and violent;" and now
' Wake to find the golden channels of the
¿•"aginary torrent dry nnd dusty. How do-
^rarod a set of men must have become wbtn
they se k fan and emoluments up n the an-
guish and poverty < f those they once claimed us
their fallow-citizens. No wondor that these mon
bare become disgusting, even to the presont la-
natioal Congressional rabbi.. Among this dis-
appointed orend of little plunder sit kors among
Us, are a few who have lately cone horo from
tlio North, but duriLg the short time tbey have
been here have been orying out loudly of tbe
murders, robberies and roastings of "loyal Un-
ion men" and niggers in tho South. What a la
vorable aspect these men must present to t
Southern community? Was ever a pcoplo moro
sorely tried than the Southern pcoplo now aro7
and did any class of men ever preservo their
equanimity better than the Southern men non
AW IMPORTANT I.ESSOJT.
Mail or Ex-
}M I ff"jugd V;.-; tUi'. i.v.i i.
fu?****. ® vír'disponaV- ie ío ...i-'fountains or
incalculable blesíings. Errors or oinis-
si' ns too, that would be tolerated in other
pursuits, ore here visited with the most
unible retribution. A little reflection
would moderate harshness of judgment,
and diminish tho flagrant, if not often,
wanton injustice, manifested towatdc
those who are the greatest benefactors of
their fellow me.
'l'hereare not wnnling those, who would
not steal their ncighb r's goods or defraud
others in matters of ordinary buying and
selling, who yet do not htsilale to use and
enjoy for their own benefit and emolu-
ment, intellectual laborR, uliich are tbe
fruits of years of toil and vast expense;
while appearing to ft el no compunctions
of contcioncc for not rendering any ade-
quate remuneration, and sometimes no
remuneration at all. Such mental ohliq-
niiy is greatly to he deplored. Jt is like
■iiying, "the greater the benefit, the less
we will evmco rny oppriciatlon of its
vulue." "Satis est veiboium."
peuius, and instan
talent and learning,
in want, are not
tiwn the nppeara
ton sold his _
•tiod in obscdrft
idan had inane,
for his scapeL
was forced to
and died wit
cure him a
con was mea:
fering and wi
ty is necersar
and a poet Oi
man of wealti
tune and hod
stead of fame,
lion of dollars,
and lives '
set,£01' of 1
and it s -
sic and \
Gov. Orr made a speech at Charleston,
s. 0. on the 14>h inst urging the adop-
lion of the Southern Governor a plan to
con,pass tho event of adm ssion to tlie
The Fenian General Gleeson says, the
vessels reported rrived at lreland were
dispatched fiom New Y"iK-
states that Stevens is in Ireia
head of three hundred officers, all known
to have left bere.
It is said that the Senile will not con
firm Gen. Ewing as Minister to th>
Haciie. Geo. Bancroft having declined
the Boston Collectorship, the President
has a-ked the Senate to return his name
Mary Harris, who shot her lover. Bur
,roues, iu the Treasury, two years ago,
n of greot ¿ns acq,r,tocl by the jury which
nd died lriea her, has just been committed to the
insane asylum in Washington.
In Son Francisco, pomelimes, if you
offend a man he proposes to take his
Are you on ltf
[From lho Brownsville Ranchero-1
As has been re|-e,'t'diy stated, Mi ra-
món entered Zicateca in fucce. "" t.lie
27th ult. He completely •°rP'i¿e?
s ¿ZZ iSifiSffi "oiiy
and Arec with two thousand men, made
" attempt to resistance, bo.
ly fled. The.r Xr,£ir in l e ha.te
of war. military stores, and
else encumb r'd their retreat. Ihey ^
behind «25.000 it specie, which fell
MTI™°Ubehraldfmoe then in San Luis,
having received information of M,"!in0" 8
advance, sallied forth ^ intercept his re-
treat With their whole li oc, sivtrai
thousand strong, they ca.ne uport a detach^
ment of the Impe.mhsts. In tbe runing
irmish which fi llowod, th
ntured the Colonel Jonquiu Mirainon.
•other 0t the General, a ?<• men. some
and retook the i?25000. Colon®
not shot with tbo otl.cr
ORG A yiZA TION OF CONGRESS'.
Colfax Elected Speaker'.
WADE IN SENATORIAL ClIAlR,
M i ra mon was
Feb. 3.—All the are *
appropriations passed except a bill to
pay Southern Treasury agents, ovei
which there ya« a big iieht.
Tbo militnry appropriation bill e
bling tho disb.ndment of the
militia, and placing Grunt s
¡■reut measure ind pendent of the lyes,,
dent and war department, s "<*
vetoed or signed. The bunkiupt bill,
which waited the Pres. dent" ss.inaure
to booome a law. ihe tleiK
making an organization of the new Con-
A force of one thousand Liberal cavalry
presled so heavtly upon the retreating
di tachment of Imperialists, hat the 1 ittcr
npon reaching Sao Jacinto'IUid «. turn
ed upon Ihe pursuers, llui detac ioie i
■was known as tbe l'ureign a1^
numbered two hundred and sixty men.
They charged the LibeiaW ni'li d^per -
Hon. An bond to hand fight followed.
One hundred and thiHy three of ihe Le
gion were killed on the spot, .nd\ >• *
hundred and twenty s'.-ven were t.ktn
prisoners. Every one of the peonen,
under tho orders, of General lreviuo
wire token out one by one and ff-
The Liberal loss is reprcscnti'd as tern-
hle. Doubtless it was. but there is no
report extant of the number of their killed
and wounded. . .
Gen. Castillo was ot Aguas Calentes.
Gen. Mirainon had sent him. three dU
patchos to hurry forward
him. All tbe couriers,
coat < ff. and inquires
If vou are, you can tako your coat oil
too. In Virginia City, in former times,
ey to suf
tho insulted party, if he were a true man
would lay bis bind gently <>n his six
shoot, r and say, "Are you heeled?
But in Ilonolu'a. if Smith offend Jones,
ones aaks with a rising iiiileouon oil
e last words, which is excessively ag-
gravating, "How much do you weigh?
• Sixteen hundred and forty pounds—
and \ou?' "Two tons to a
quarter pa Hi eleven this forenoon-jpeel
yourself, you're my blubber"
Tho Thirty-Ninth Congress is in the
last stages of consumption. It is sub
itot to Iiight sweats. ,
The foul gusses generated in lis own
anno8phere would have suffucitid any
decent body of men.
A little fellow, somo four or five years
old, and who bad never sect, a negro,
was greatly perplexed one day when one
oame by where be and his fallier were.
The youngster eyed the stronger suspt
ciously till he I ad p„ssed, and then aske
hi* father: "Pa. "who painted that man
1 black so?" "God did, my son," re-
hi father. "W, 11," . .id the lit le
¡ill looking after "10 1
fi¿, \ tliougbt iic'd a bell still.
presases good weat-lier:
bad weather. A brigljt
Gen. Miramon enntinuod his retreat
tovvaid San Felipe, but was overtaken by
a fresh force of Liberals on the plain lj in;
betwe. n San Felipe and the Hacienda
g New York.March 4.-Cbrrcspondenco
„f the New York Herald says Miramon
recently stated that IIindin.il was cor-
responding with the Imperialist ,
the hope that the Empire and Co?
aoy might so work together as *
be th successful. .
London, March 3-Colonial Mini «j-,*
icsigned for reasons connected with Wie
r. form question. It is "ported that a
new ref. rm bill will be presented to;tbo
Parliament on the 11th inst. I>igp«#«
have been received ll"re that a ai
broken out in India. Frnnkf rt bonds 77.
Bkklin March 2.—Heir. Simpson
was chosen President of North German
Parliament. The King of Prussia gave
a banquet to tie members.
Wasiiimiton, March 4.—Ihe Senate
wa< engaged in executive session,and tho
House urging the engrossed bi.l to nigbt.
Copt. Yoik, of tho Olney, was formally
discharged. . - m
House f roceeded to the election of otlt-
crs. Republicans nominated Colfax who
received 128. Democrats nominated £>.
S. Marshall, who received thirty votes.—
Brooks referred to the f-ict tha_t seventeen
States were unrepresented, i of whicli
la Qoetninla.^^ ^u-nR w¡nl3 of lhe,r
iding to retreat Mso .
so maneuvered as to draw the ^^^«"s^gaiiist ftirthcr proceedings
Gen. Castillo, getting w.nu . ^e7e of the original thirt.en. lie
movements, and pretending to retreat MM. ¡ ( Rented a ¡n ,h¡¡ naInu 0f ,ho
; far into the hostile couulry «s possi-
co v airy
Qiiirog*. who commanded the
arm of Castillo's forces, mar"o
and struck the rearof the Liberals whilst
Miiamon and Castillo joined their forces
'"íhe Liberals were under command (f
Gem. Herrera y Caido and Aureliano
Rivera, from San Louis 1 otesi, two
thousand strong. -
The battle was of short dur ition. The
guns of Miramon wrte baiely herd i
front b- fore Quirogo -s hewing dow;,
the enemy in the rtur. * e
dertimk to escape, but were
Clerk refus' iTto receive protost. Colfax
, resumed his sent, and the members w
sworn in. Colf.s announced that tin.
I President had signed within the legal
lime all bills passed-within
Wl v 6JÍI1
except that appropriating $50,COO for
Pa. which was not engrossed. 'A protests /
accomprnied ti e nrmy appvopriation bill
to the fdlowing ifleot: lhere far
pn.vi.-i' ns in the act to which he must
call atten'ion. TI e second section con-
tains provisions which, in cci tain casi'F,
virtually deprives the President of lua
conetiiutional functijns as Commander
in Chief of the Army. The tiOth section.
*#v puiK indicates >
in lhat it was almost impossible to do so.
They scattered in every direction, nm
fell by the hundreds; The rou>. was com
Pl Eleven officers of higo rank wertv kill-
ed, among them tbe commanding Gener-
al Herrar y Caldo. About seven bund
red were killed nnd winded, nnd seven
tab*" «prisoners. This battle
•ja*tlo the I-iberal Ge'n^
8i-.it oOMirnoreo ""
iiave *aken and W
hemmed | j"f'"tíie'Union tho cbnstitu,)
tional right to protcct thetna; Ives by
took place o '
monis of their" own niihtia. Theso
provisions are out of place 111 an appro-
¡'liatiriibill. He was compelled to sign
it t r defeut necesSury appropriates—
He siiiiied with protest against pro n
named. Ku.es ol¡lasfIVj¡ ai
tlií% «cok W si.
execept dni _
older to&'peiíd thyn—C
■ ""O fo^'t* AdfWr- ■
"Givo an Inch and thoy will tnk. an ell,"
said old Qrandmother Easy, as sho plied her
knitting in the coruer. Tbo same m.iy be ap-
plied to the affairs of lifo. The Constitution of ■
our country had always been strictly consirucd
a.d no mor. powors given under it to tho Gov-
ernment than were plainly implied. Popular
fanatics soon run so high in New Englund that
th. W.ll known provisions in that irstruincnt
wer. at last violatod in tho Drod Scott doii i ,n
.a inob wasgivon, and whero now is thnt sacred
Instrument? Had a proper example been set
when tbe first violation occurred, nil our trou-
bles oould have been averted. "Uiv. an inch,
ond they will take an ell." We now sue a dc-
-'-'-in of the Supiemo Court given one month,
Congress passiog a bill lho next, in viola
f >uoh decision AIL. this hns the direct
ly to lessen tho conlienco of the people
government. We now behold men in
, ubllo places notod for their moral anil po-
Vlllany, —indeed honest mtn shrink back
trom public places of responsibility,from the fact
that a position of the kind works and unlavora-
Opinion of a man's honesty. In the days of
Rome*, severe trial a Ciccinnatus was found
Who aonsented to leave bis obscurity for tbe pub-
lio good; but, if he could now be found, he
-f. Would have too much respoo' for his iniegiity
and safety to moddlo with publio affairs. Dis-
trust fills the botools of tho peoplo. The pros-
. pect is very dark and darker clouds are still
rising In the political horiion. Confidence is
gone. In fnet, many cf the lending men of the
country, North and South, doubt tho capacity
of tbe people for self-government. Business of
all kinds it at a stand still. Our national finan-
ces are reeling to and fro, like a drunken man
Car taxation it Increasing, nnd so is our publio
debt. Frauds are new earrled on by Govern-
in.ut agents and offloials to the tune of hundreds
of millions. Th. most noted villains and .win-
ulors of the land may now be found in impor-
and beadtiful. Price SI, sent by
press on receipt ofan order by
W. L CL AUK i CO., Chomi.-ts,
No. 3 West Payette St, Syrneuto, N. Y.
a Constitutional Cuss in Court.
On Wednesdey last, n fellow with a
shoi kingly tattered coat took his seat
amongst tho prisoners to be arranged
before the police magistrate. He looked
as though he bad had to much Christmas
dinner, and been troubled with indigestion
nnd consi quently pangs of conscience.—
A)ne of his eyes was blood shot, while
tho other was nearly closed, giving him
a peculiarly ogreisb appearanc^ Finally
Ihe clerk culled the ense ol William Wat-
son, and thin our unfortunate cuss
' What is the cborge?" a*kud his Hon-
"There are two charges ngninst him.
your Honor—one for being drunk, nnd
another for using profane, vulgar nnd ob-
"Hold o n few moments," exclaimed
Ihe defendant, who endevorirg to fix the
Judge's attention with his blood-shot
optic. "I am nnnbusedimlividunl. lam
an American eitiznn and a Union man.—
I fit with Grant at Vicksburg, nnd I know
my rights and stn awine to have 'em.*-
The constitution of the United Slates
says that nil men are endowed by their
Creator with certain inalienable right*;,
that amongst these are life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness,' and if this 'ere
court respects tbo constitution it will dis-
charge me at once, for I urn entitled to
"But you wore found in the street
"Well, that's nothing. I wis enjoyins
iny rigi.ts ns a citizen, nnd in tho pursuit
of happiness. Does it make any d ffer-
ence u belli r I get happiness from u glass
of liquor or the sprightly conveisatiou ol
a preity girl?"
And you are guilty of misdemeunor by
using vulgar language."
•'And would you dure interfere with
the constitutional prerogative of «very
citizen, the light of free epeech? I know
by the kindly beaming of your Honor's
eye. that you would not, so allow me to
thank you and wish you a very good
mornin;and the defendant started to
climb out of the dock.
He was caught by the baibff, who stid,
with a prowl, '"Sit down, eirl"
' "I'll not do it, sir; you are interfering
with my rights, and I'll not permit it.—
Good by, Judge."
"Watson, it appears that your read
ing has not been good. Vou have been
qib'ting from the Declaration of Inde-
pendeuod, instead of the constitution.—
What have you to say totl is?"
"I thought it might humbug you. A
you cnunlit me I phad guilty."
'•Well, appear for sentence to-morrow
tant publio positions, and although n fe* h nett
men are found th.r. also, ttllT they
The Southern loyalists now in Wash-
i igtou do not approve of Elliott's bill for
the reconstruction ol Loui i«na. They
complain that it will disfranchise a num-
ber of whites better fitted to vote than
negroes, and in time a negro government,
members of Congress, eta, will be forced
_ _ teem ¡to upon the State.
!i;1^:irnttTthr2ldb^.,m0^TúbeÜr?,t Four men belonging ,o the crew af the
touy again be rescued from the U o oí thieves steamer t ity of Ball arnv« d at Charle -
that threawon, and re*c|lablUbe4 In some form.; ton, Sooth Cirolioa, from Georgetown,on
t bculd this be tbe ease, those who tire to see it the 14th inst., They repoi ted that the
eao teaoh their children an important lesson—, steamer wit burned.on Sunday morning,
-ff *p« p—?
th. first .noroachm.nts upon th. Constitution.
Th. back In th. young tr*., although It nay
b.al ov.r, will oaui. Its premature deny, so
tbatwhsa t!,e it"rm «mas It will break and
aboard all are be ie>ed
these ftt r.
to lost except
This column just Leed one line.
of the Louisville Journal, give the follow
A gentleman of ICokomo, Ind, who
had been absent from home for several
months, returned, nnd taking his wife,
trnvled down to Indianapolis to see the
sights, look in upon the Legislature, and
enjoy himself generally. Arrived at the
capital city, tbe pan repaired to one of
tin principal hotels, Aihere he registered
himself nud "lady," and called for a room.
As soon as the clerk saw the names he
declined furnishing the room, alleging as
his reusnn that the lady hud visited that
hotel half a dozen times with as many
different gentlemen, each one of whom
claimed her as his wife. IKre was
pretty kettle of Hge-ier fish! The bus
band profaned vigorously, while the clerk
saw that ho had released a mouse from u
The gentleman demaded the names of
the ''half-dozen gentlemen," who all
chanced to be residents of Indianapolis
The clerk gavo tin m, snd tho parties
were sent for. They came, a private room
was called into requisition, cxi-lnnations
ensued, the betrayed lusband's pockets
were filled with greenbacks, after which
healing ceremony he infoimed the amor-
ous six that they might draw straws for
the woman—he was going to emigrate.
II.' was ns good ss I is woid. " He levant-
ed, a', d ihe places that knew him, have
known him no more to date.
m> m 1
A Thoughtful ifotmt: MAKitiEDTjAny
—In one of our Main stteet furniture
►lores, yeste-day, might hrtve been seen
u young married couble, purchasing their
outfit of furniture for house keeping.—
The polite proprietor wailed upon them
in bis blandest manner, supposing that
the) were strangers just an ived to set-
tle in our city, snd not knowing that they
bnd been married only one week. He
showed tiiem his goods, and they purchas-
ed "all they could think of." Our fur-
niture denier, however tl ought the out-
fit incomplete, nnd supposing the couple
the p'senser> of a baby, be rolled out a
full rigged crib. The man blushed, so
did the lady, (they had been married six
dsys') but the husband, ss in the other
articles purchased, reí rred the matter of
the purch - se of the crib to his wife. She
hesitated a mom nt, and then, with a
cute Io- k, said: "Henry, it's very pretty,
and might need it, you know; I reckon we
wilt buy It now with the other things."
And so tbe crib was bought a week after
maniage, and may it rook to sleep many
a cherub-faced baby for the I appy ««able.
—[H*w Albany Ledger.
iist of "monejr
it is said that
lector the sur
lars. Tho gi
ton Irving waj
lived in elegí
vel, and othc
world of lett.
tunes and an
their lives in
delightful to oi
tation and fo
It Is true
ius live in p
Genius is ofl
and the intoxj
pens tbat it
brings its pi
Men of ge;
ably as solid
them stek no
r po was a _
(acts their faults?
known to ferliiu
ly dio un-
Ahuest of a Biiusf Dancer In
Rome.—Midlle. Salvinm.Sthe ballet dan-
cer. at present fulfilling on engagement
at the Argentine Theatre in Rome has
been at rested by order of lho Pontical
ati'liorities, under the following circum-
stances; She dances in a ballet entitled
••The t ountess of Egmrnt," and at a cer-
tain part of the performance has le tin
brocoone of the characters, who is sup-
pns: d to be her lover. The lieutenant ot
the vicarial, being apprehensive (says ihe
Italic) that the public would ho shocked
by this amatory exhibit Ion, ordered
Middle. Salvinni to disconiinne it.—
She refused, alleging that the person she
embraced was a woman like lurself,
though dressed in male attire end that
the audience wire aware of the fact. To
punish her disobedience, the lieutenint
sent four gendarmes to nmst Midlle.
.ealvioni, and the arrest would ai pear lo
li ve been mnde on the stage, nnd during
ihe perfornience, for it is staled lliat eev
ersl prrsons quitted the thealre, fearing
a disturbance. As a great favor, the. re-
bellious denseuse was allowed to remain
ut'd r arrest in her own honse insti ad of
being sent to prison; but next day, when
she went as usunl to the theatre, she was
esc.rted by four gendBrms, Her re ap
pearance on the stage was greeted with
thunders of applause.
The Commissioner of the General Land
Office has received the first returns from
the recently established locnl office at
Jackson. Miss., which show that ninety
>ix farms, comprising an aggregate of
58l5Mfres, have been added to the pro-
ductive force of that State, under -the
Homestead act of July 21, 18(16. which
limit the entries eighty acres each.
Internal revenue receipts from the 1st
>o Jhc 16th of Febnary amount to £l<'f
029 886. 50; total recipts sinoa the com
mereement of tbo preient fiscal year.
'"/ol ' " .
lldt nee oí e- ü win's* paper that hist
•y summoned M. de hayéllolte and
. to him on Ihe subject. His Muj-
esty is reported to have said; ' You know
what gambling is, mm chcr ministre.''—
so just t.-ke steps to put it down."'
it 'sptoptsed in tlie Louisiana Legisla-
ture to lake steps to put it up!
A young English n< blemnn is said to
have lost £1U 000 in a single night at
the intricate! game of "push pin," at a
cafe on tbi Boulevard des 1 (aliens, Pmis.
None of the rebel Fenians have been
captured. Nine persons, arrtsted in Dub-
lin on suspicion of being Fonians, have
been tried, found guilty, and privily sou-
Tho Radical plsn is railed n compro-
mise, It is one of that kind in which the
honor of the whole cou.itry is compro-
A good stony is toM of a hard shell
Baptist missionary in Medina, who had
become mixed up in land speculations.
On entering the pulpit recently, he an-
nounced to bis cougergation at tbo open
ing of divine service, thnt the text would
be found in St. Paul's epistle to IheMin
nesotian8. section 4, range 3 west.
A picture in a late number of Punch
represents a fashionable an 1 affectionato
couple—the husbaud searching vigorous
ly in his waistcoat pock. t. The young
wife fnqniics: "Have you lost jour wátch
love? ' He replies: "No, darling, 'twns
a new bonnet 1 had for you somowheri/,"
A man who lives on the interest of his
money may be said to be resting cn his
A man in Detroit advertises for a part-
' ner in the nursery business. If he wants
a wife, why hasn't he tbe manliness to
Pomeroy, editor of tho La Crosse
Democrat, who r cently visited the Lu
nai.e Asylum at Lexington, Kentucky,
in speaking of some of ihe inmates, says
'•Theodore Clay, son cf Ihe illustrious
Iiei rv, is here, ho is an intellectu-
al looking i atii-rit, hilpless as 'twere, in-
sane over an affair of affection. He has
been here many yiars, with no hope of
reoovery." We do not know preci-oly
bow long th's patient has been in the in
siil utii n; but we rem' mber that he was
ihere early as 1833.
A woman is slruclc with n man before
marriage, en I by h m uftet watd.
As a s-'hoolmostcr was employed a
short tin e sinty-, in Scotland, in his de
lightful tusk of teaching a chnry urchin
to cypher on the slate, the |recocious
pupil put the following tough question to
his instructor; "Whtiur did a' the fig
uns gang till when they're rubblt out?"
A drunken fellow, silting on lho steps
of a chutch in Huston, the cold wunl
blowing chillingly round the corner: "If
Heaven (luc)teinpers the wind to the (hie)
shoin lamb, I w ish the lamb (hie) was on
Jamrs G, Hamilton, a commission
merchat in Chicago, was shot by his son
a boy of sixteen, on the night of the 14ih
inst., the ball passing through the oheek
iuto tbe neck. The wound is not fatal
Tbe young man had been scolded, and
took thateffscfual method of stopping his
Gen. Andrew Hickenloofcr, of Ohio,
late of the srmy, was married on tbe 13th
inst., to Miss Maria Lloyd Smith daugh-
ter of A. H. Smith, Esq., ai Cincinnati.—
Among tbe wedding guests were Lieut.
Gen W. T. Sherman, Oenrtals Foros
Noyes, Ward, ind Fearing, and Co.'o -el
. - tirar "Sail \
of the I in per
i lanai- v uui j
I'd1 r of warfare. '1 hevM^S* n-
ed to fight it out promptly in trie lief ,
and not allow themselves to be shut up,
in towns and fortresses, as has been their
Upen arriving at the town of Dolaros
Hidalgo Castillo halted and promptly
gavo battle to Gen. Kocha. The battle
is represented as b.ing sangujnary in the
oxtremo. But the better equipped and
orgai ized troops of Castillo could, not be
resisted, and Gen. Rociia gave way. His
troops, linding themselves overpowered,
fled in great disorder. A perfect panic
prevailed and the rout was terrible and
All tho wounded sent to Ihe rear in the
early put of the engagement were ar-
riving and to arrive at San Luis Potosí,
but the !°.rger pnrt of tho wounded fell
into the hands of tbo Imperialist.
Gen M pa had g ven orders to recruit
two thousrnd men in the mountains, nnd
the demuud was rapidly being met. Ilis
intention is understood lo be the follow-
ing up of their material and important
Reinforcements had left tho City of
Mexico for Gen. Mejia's nrmy. which is
n iw under command of Gen. Castillo.—
The reinforcements from the capital were
hourly expected to arrive, when a for-
ward movement of the Imperialists was
The Imperial force upon being consoli
dated atQuretero, it was beleived, would
reach ten thousaud and five hundred
In the city of Mexico the departure of
Buzine was anxiously awaited by,the Im-
perinlihts or Cotisovative party, as ho was
lile only impediment they had in their
way. He was daily corespondii g with,
Porfirio Duiz, who had an army of 12,000
men with him. Márquez had a force ol
seven tltoueai d men.
The Into news reports General Corona
with a small forcé on tbe way to (Jolim-
to attact un Im¡erial force of ,five bun-
Cortina hns spies in all the ranches
between Matamoras and Monterey. He
was in perfeot understanding with Can-
lies and Ascjiicio Gomez. These bandits,
it is believed, will soon pay a visit to
Gov. Gomez raised a préstamo of §25
00u in Moii'erey, and se.nt the money to
Cortina, who has promised to inarch to
Gen. Onega and Patoni l ave arrived at
Saltillo, whero they are.detained as pris
oners until further orders.
Geu. Kscobedo, in speaking of the
defeat ot Gen. Kocha by Castillo, says it
was General liooha's gillnntry (rashness)
that caused bis defeut and asserts that
Castillo's forces greatly outnumbered
these of Bocha:
Col. Quiroga bas sent word to Specu
lators in co-.fiacated property in Monter-
ey, that they who purchase anything
beloi ging to him had better purchase at
the lime burying ground.
In the late robberies committed by the
Juar.stasin Durungo, it is stated that
Sr. Lerdo Tejada, the Lib. ral minsiter
of Foreign Relations, has allotted to hitn?
self the sum of tbres huudted thousand
A prairie wolf wandered into Dububue
the other day, and wes killed in tbe
The New York Tribune oommends P>
T. Barnum's nomination for Congress io
lh9 contributions in New Ycrk to the
Southern relief fund amount to f 31,000'
, >1 cli 4.—A lar'
meeting to co'n>ider the ot ndit.o
coun ry. Bi solutions approving
of Shcrmau'ii bill nnd cutirse recominr ,
ed by Gov. Brown rejected. M< etiug
then devided—minority held a nn cling to
night. Majority reorganiZ'd, pnsserV
resolutions consulting quiet submiseitA
and oharactcr zing the bill as harsh ar.il
unjnst, and appioti'ig the noble course of
President Johnson. Southern peopla
should not barter manhood or honor by-
accepting terms. Bill n commended
Southern Governors to lake steps lo test
tho constitutionality of the bill.
Washington, Murch 4 —The incrcnscd
tariff on wool includes nil woolen fabrics.
Considerable exi itemeiit about tninisler-
pretutiou and gaihlii'g in tho si^nii g of
bills. Officers to modest to disturb the
proceedings of the House, laid them gen-
tly on the table, lho bankrupt Bill is
li.w with others.
New Yoik. March 4.—Cotton dull
and di clming. Sales 800 bules at 31 to
31 1 2 ccntp. Flour —belter fa'ling—
Southern §10 20 to igilC. Corn has ad-
vanced one cent—fair dernind for mixed
Western. Pork liim—$21 50. Lard
nnd Whisky quiet. Sugnr firm—salea
1200 hhds. Muscovndo at it 5-8. Coffee
firm. Freights unchanged.
Adusta. March 4.—The nraling to
consider Brown's recomiiieidntions was
held to day. Opinion of the press mueli
divided. Three or four papers favor—
majority strongly opposed Anxiety very
Washington, March 4.—Great iuler-
ost wns attached to the caucus to night,
nnd the nomination of minor officers, N.
G. Ordway, of N. II., was elccled Sergeant
at Arm1; Gen. Ivppincott, of Illinois, '
Doorkeeper, nnd W:*S- Kink, Postmaf- •
tor. Three of the effioers of the House''
are Western men: the Speaker, Doorkee¡-
er and "os'mesler. The Nebraska Sen-
ators were sworn in. Thayer drew tho
long term. The internal Reveuue receipts
to day were over a million and a half.—
Defrecs, tho new Congressional Pi inter,
h s discharged the foreman, und displaced
Miss Kate fehoi'tell, who had c|M|kg of
the folding rooms.
Pi'Iladklphia, March4.—Theri con-
siderable confusion in the custom house
here in censequence of ihe failure of the
Senate to confirm Collector Johnston.-
ilis commission having expired,' three of
the depulies cla med tho office, a dis-
patch from Washington finally,settled ©Sí
matter, giving the office to E. (Head Mor- ,
eer, who wns deputy collector, and who
was relieved somo timeago for Kidical-
i m. A. B. Stonaker, appointed Coltector-
of Internal Keveuue, was rejected by tho
Senate. Tho office was given to C. Kelly,
who was appointed this morning. Tho
old deputies were discharged.
Resolution lo call Convention has
passed both houses of the Richmond Leg-
London' March 4,—Dublin dispatches
announces tho captare of Col. O'Uonner Jv
the leader of the late Fenian revolt. He, ■
was captured 200 miles frcm the scene of
Paris, March 4.—Strikers for higher
wages are frequent in France—traceable
to tbe increased price of food.
Florence, March 4.—Garibaldi has
sent his sons and promises to go himcclf
and fight for tbe Cretans.
Falserurls— curlsorer tbel«ft shoulder
—are going out of date.
The expression—"Ho for the (West!"
has subsided in favor ol "Shovel for fhe
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