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JOHN E. BACON & THOS. J. ADAM
THE KING'S KING.
BY THEODORE TILTOX.
Once in Persia reigned a king,
"Who upon his signet-ring
Graved a maxim true and wise,
Which, if held before his eyes,
Gave him counsel at a glance,
Fit for every change and chance :
Solemn words, and these are thev:
" Even this shall pass away !"
Trains pf camels through the sand
Brought him gems from Samarcand ;
Fleets of galleys through the seas
Brought him pearls to match with these.
But ho counted not as gain
Treasures of the mine or main,
M What is wealth ?" tho king would say;
M Even this shall pass away."
In tho revels of his court,
At the zenith of the sport,
Whfcu the palms of all his guests,
Burned with clapping at his jests,
He, amid his figs and wino,
Cried, " O loving friends of minc !
JPieasure.?gmes. but not to stay
4 Eveu ttfisThaU pass awayv ""
Lady fairest ever seen
Choso he for his bride and queen.
Couched upon the marriage bed,
Whispering to his Soul, ho said :
44 Though a bridegroom never prossed
Dearer bosom t- Ms breast,
Mortal flesh m>~?C come to clay:
' Even this shall pass away.' "
Fighting on a fujions field,
Once a javelin pierced his shield.
Soldiers with a loud lament,
Bore him bleeding to his tent.
Groaning from his tortured side,
"Pain is hard to bear," he cried;
" But with patience day by day,
4 Even this shall pass away.' "
Towering in tho public square,
Twenty cubits in the air,
Rose his statue carved in stone.
Then the king, disguised, unknown,
Stood before his sculptured name.
Mosing meekly, 4* What is fame ?
Fame is but a slow decay :
--?-Even this shall pass away.' "
Struck with palsy, sere and old,
Waiting at the gates of Gold,
Spake lie with his dying breath,
"Life is done: but what is death ?"
Then in answer to the king
Fell a sunbeam on his ring,
Showing by a heavenly ray
"Even this shall pass away."
inviting- Georgia Negroes io Come
and Setile In Sonih Carolina.
' ./From the Columbia correspondence
of the Charleston JVcics and Courter
: ve get the following account of
."^public meeting held by prominent
Badicals in Columbia, on Monday
night, the loth instant. As thes
. immigrants will all be laborers, labor
'Jfi'l ke more plentiful if they come
;;vjjp this State, and wages will be re
iced. As the colored people have
ready an overwhelming majority
South Carolina, we do not see the
gie of this invitation on their part.
The meeting held last evening, at.
arker'3 Hall, was attended by sever
hundred persons. On the platform
ere Senator W. B. Nash, Gen. J. B.
enni3, Secretary of State H. E.
ayne, Judge T. J. Mackey, ex-Gov
norF. J. Moses, Judge J. J. Wright.,
.rof. Greener, N. E. Edwards, and
Zfmz<zifL''&: M. Wi?rlerfw^?f?ccr-t
chairman and the business was
/opened by Judge Wright, who intro
duced the following preamble and
. resolutions :
Whereas, a call ?has been made by
the citizens of Washington and
Wayne Counties, Georgia, for a meet
ing to assemble on the ISth instant,
at the Courthouses of Washington and
Wayne Counties, for the purpose of j
appointing two persons, whose duty
it shall be to proceed to some State
or States, to find a suitable place or
piaces for those who desire to emi
grate and settle ; and whereas the
material interest and development of
this State greatly depends upon the
. cultivation of the soil, and as not
more than one-fifth of our arable
lands are cultivated, owing to the
scarcity of laborers, and as peace
and good feeling exists between all
classes of the people in this State,
and law and order prevails, and per
fect protection secured to all law
abiding Citizens ; and whereas we
feel assured that our planters and
farmers will extend a hearty welcome
to, and employ at reasonable wages,
many good and substantial laborers ;
therefore, be it
Resolved, That the meeting appoint
a committee of six, whose duty it
shall be to confer with the gentle
men who m*y be appointed by the
citizens of Washington and Wayne
Counties, Georgia, relative to settling
in this State ; and that the said com
mittee be requested to extend a hearty
welcome to ail such persons who may
feel disposed to come.
Resolved, That said committee be
instructed to make application to such
railroad companies as they may deem
proper Jor the reduction of the fare
of such persons who may wish to em
igrate to this State, and that they
have power to increase the committee
at will, and make all other arrange
ments that they may deem proper !
for the purpose of carrying the ob
ject we have in view into er?ect.
Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions, and the proceedings of
this meeting, be forwarded to the
president of'the meet?:ig to be held
S.t Washington on the 18th instant.
Speeches were made by Judge
Mackey, ex-Governor Moses, Secreta
ry of State Hayne, and, although
there was evidently some opposition
manifested, the resolutions were
Adopted and the tollowing committee
apoointed : J. J. Wright, R. T. Green
er," R. B. Elliott, F. L. Cardozo, W.
B. Nash and H L. Shrewsbury.
The colored laboring classes evi
dently look upon the movement with
disfavor, as they say that "there is
scarcely enough work to give em
ployment to the present working pop
ulation of the city and county.
_.TefiV-rson Davis declines to accept the
gift of a homestead in Texas. He writes
to a Texas gentleman : " It is enough for
me to know that your people who have
suffered bv our common disaster, instead
of blaming me for their misfortunes, have
been willing to share the remnant of theil
fortunes with me." The plan was to buy
a farm by dollar subscriptions.
_?X said in my haste all men nrf
liars," said Job. A" Scotch patoon, scan
nit."' the text, said: Ve said ii m ye:
haute, Job, mon ; hal ve l.'Veu in thes
limes'ye might have sail it ut'yer leisure
- Danville, (Va*,) has a population o
8,000, with eighteen tobacco factories, fiv
tobacco warehouser, and a trade in th
leaf last vear of 16,000,000 pounds, whirl
was sold at an average of $12 per hun
From thc Constitu? ion (dist.
The Maine Election-Progress of
Mr. Speaker Blaine is the most
personally popular man in the Re
publican par . as he is its most
prominent candidate for President.
The Democrats like him, and when
censuring him for some of his unjust
ruling in helping through partisan
measures in Congress, they always
insisted that he was forced by the
party lash. Blaine is a citizen of
Maine. He is, of course, very pop
ular at home, and with his candi
dacy for President in view he made
a great effort in the canvass just
closed to carry his State by the usu
But he signally failed. In 1S72
Grant carried Maine by 32,335. In
1873 the Republicans" elected their j
candidate for Governor-by 11,2-iS i
over the Democratic and Indepen- j
dent nominees on a very light vote |
and last year carried the ??tate by j
11,397. The returns indicate t::at
they have just carried the State by
less than 4.500 majority, a loss since
the election of Grant of over 27,000,
and a loss during the last year of
The Democrats have not been in
favor there since 1S52, twenty-three
years ago. After the election in Mas
sachusetts last year it was thought
that if the Democrats could carry
that State if they could carry
anything. But Maine is undoubted
ly the hardest of all to change. It
is rm our, of the way country-an
old-fashioned people, deeply wedded
to prejudices, and nothing else under
the sun could disgust and turn them
out of their regular channel of votihg
except the course of the Radical par
ty ?ince the war.
To make the popular current plain,
we give a summary of the votes of j
the State during the past seven years:
Kop. Dem. Rep maj.
1874-Gov. 52,131 41,734 11,887
1S7.?- Gov. 45,674 32,21(5 13,358
1872-Pres. CI,422 2ii,0S7 32,835
1872-Gov. 71,1)17 5I.W1 17,216
1872-Con. 72.114 53,811 18,303
1871-Gov. 58,757 48.12C 10,731
1S70-Gov. 54,040 44,531 9.50G
1869-Gov. 51,578 3(',S54 11,724
1SG8-Pres. 70,403 42,4(50 28,083
Grain Trade of the North West,
Chicago is the biggest grain mart
in the world, and handles about 90,
000,000 bushels annually. How this
vast amount is received, stored and
shipped is the subject of an interest
ing article in the Chicago Times. The
first steam elevator was established
in the spring of 1848. with a capaci
ty of 100,000 bushels. To-day Chi
cago has eighteen steam elevators,
\vi?h a combined capacity of 15,350,
000 bushels, or more than the aver
age pro-iuet of 1,000,000 acres of the
fertile wheat-producing lands of the
contiuent. Their capacity varies all
the way from 200,000 bushels to
1,500,000. The entire cost of the
er^L.'Je;: -T"-..-::::::>. n. ::pcr.r
was about $5,000.000. exclusive o!
the grounds on which they stand.
Add for this $1,000,000, and the re
sult show3 $0,000,000 invested in
this industry. The two great firms
of Armour, Pole & Co., and Munger,
Wheeler & Co., handle more than
one half the grain that passes through
Chicago. They control eight of the
eighteen elevators, and last year they
together delivered over sixteen mill
ion bushels of wheat, seventeen mill
ion bushels of oats, and over two
million bushels of rye and barley.
For the benefit of the uninitiated it
may be stated that the term elevator
proper is a portion of the machinery,
the building being a vast storehouse
for grain, with any number of eleva
tors therein. Strictly speaking, the
ordinary elevator consists of an end
less rubber belt, 22 inches wide, run
ning on pulleys, and having attached
to it, at intervals of from 12 to 13
inches, tin buckets 20 inches long,
and each holding about one peck.
They are continuous lifter" - ' '.
though a single bucket holds out a
little, a thousand in constant action
will do an enormous amount of work
in a single day. The grain trade of
Chicago is the wonder of the world,
and is increasing annually in aston
SUGAR. BKETS FOR FATTENING
SWINE.-Jonathan Talcott gives a
statement in the Boston Cultivator of |
an experiment performed on a Suf
folk pig where sugar beets were large
ly employed for fattening. The ani
mal was about a year old and the
feeding on boiled sugar beets, tops
and roots, began on the 16th of Au
gust and was continued three times a
day until the 1st of October, after
which ground feed was given, consist
ing of two parts of corn and one of
oats, three times a day, till the ani
mal was slaughtered, the meal being
mixed with cold water. The> result
was, on the 14th of August, when
the sugar beet feeding was begun,
that the weight was 30G lbs ; Sep
tember 1,390 lbs; October 1, 450
lbs; November 1, 520 Iba. This in
the substance of the statement given,
by which we perceive that the in
crease the last of August, when led
on boiled sugar beets, was at the rate
of two pounds per day ; the rate of
increase on the same food continued
through September. When fed on
ground corn and oats, made into cold
slop, the gain for the next fifty day3
was less than a pound and a half per
Says the Scientific Amcricuii : "If
mosquitos or other bloodsuckers in
fest our nk'c-p*?g .rooms at night, we
uncork a botUe of the oil of penny
royal, and these animals leave in
great ha^te. nor will they return PO
long as the air in the room is loaded
with the fumes of that^romuticln-rb.
If rats enter the cellar, H little pow
dered potash, thrown in\heir holes
or mixed with meal and scattered in
their runways, never fails fe> f]r\ve
them away. Cayenne peppe, wpl
keep the buttery and store-roomftee
:rouj ants and cockroaches. . lt ,H
mouse makes an entrance into artj
part o! your dwellings, satumte a raf.
with cayenne, in solution, and sturt' j
into'th* hole, which can then be re
pared with either wood or mortar
No rat or mouse will eat that rag fo
the purpose of opening' communica
tion with a depot of supplies.
I Three Items from the Working Ch
j DEAR WORKING CHRISTIAN: On
third Sabbath of August we began a ru
ing, which continued eight days,
Philippi Church, of the Edgefield As?
ation. It was a precious season of rev:
with the membership, whilst the une
: verted were moved to see and feel tl
I condition as sinners and seek an inte:
I in tnt atoning blood of Jesus Chi
I Seven Were baptized and four others
! awaiting that ordinance at the hands
! our worthy pastor, H. T. Bartly.
I were especially blessed in having the n
i isterial services of Elder; E. W. ii"
. and N. N. Burton at our meeting, wh
j eloquence and pathetic appeals so stir
j thc hearts of our people. Brother Ho
I has been absent from our State for nea
j four years, in the States of Missouri i
j Texas, as paster and evangelist, where
i services have becs m och Messed of
j Lord. We tri st scar; of the chtr-hes
I our State will lay their hands u??ytf b
and keep him amongst us. He is not c
! ly a good preacher but an excellent p.
tor, whose services are much needed h<
I in our State.
Johnston's, Dry Creek and Mount Th
ant have also enjoyed special seasons
W. H. Tl M.M ERM AN.
Johnston's, f-'epttmber 1, 1S7?.
DEAR WORKING CHRISTIAN : We ha
had a glorious revival in our midst. .
the result of an eight-days meeting at t
Ked Oak Grove Church, twenty persa
were added to the church. At the h
invitation for persons desiring an inter?
in the prayers of the church to come fe
ward, there were not less than thirty w
We also had a seven days meeting
the Bed Hill Church, winch resulted
the addition of ten to the church. T
meeting closed leaving not less than for
earnestly inquiring the way of salvation
G". W. BUSSE V.
Cold Spring, Edgefield Countv, S. (
August 29, 1875.
To thc Baptist Churches On or Xe?
the G. and C. It. K.
DEAR BRETHREN : Desiring " a betti
country" than South Carolina, I wei
and labored three years as pastor of tl:
Corinth, Doak's Creek, Bethesda, Thoma
town, Conway and Carthage Bapti
Churches, Mississippi; and, oeing coi
vinced, from personal observation, th:
the land of " El Dorado" was still beyoni
an J that Mississippi was not the " beth
country" desired, I returned to my naliv
South Carolina, where sleep the longsiun
her of death the bones ci lather, moth*
brother and sisters. I lett in Mississip]
a wide, destitute and interesting fit-Id <
hlov. Failing health was the princip.'
c luse of my leaving : the want of an adc
quate support was another reason.
1 say to my brethren in the ministry,
you are Coing only tolerably well in Soot
Carolina, stay where you arc !
My health, by the Lord's blessing, i
restored, and I am ready tn work in th
Master's vineyard. I propose to locate ii
Greenville to educate my children, an?
want ch arches to preach to, accessible bi
railroad. If desired, I could locate in th
randal of two or inore churches andtvisi
my family in Greenville, or locate then
with nie, provided there be a good achoo
m that lo alitv.
Picase consider ray proposition, broth
t^m; n/6.-t aiM.-e-ss.rrje at brietta, ib>-cn
ville t-minty, S. C.
Fraternally, T. D. GWYN.
P. S.-I will (D. V.) be at the Abbe
vi.le and Reedy River Associations.
From thc JV. 1*. Express.
Tiie suicides of the times are be
yond all precedent, and usually ac
counted for on account of business de
pressions, and" some of these record;
are sad indeed. But here is a ca&
so extraordimry as to make it an ex
ception to all rale3, and what- is re
markable it comes from two young
girls of only 14 and 15, and from so
ber New England :
Two village maidens, 14 and 15,
schoolmates and friends, retired to
gether and after eating plentifully O?
nuts and candy, took morphine with
a view to ending their unhappy ex
istence. One of them died, but the
other, not having taken a sufficient
dos?" recovered. They deliberately
1 ul their plans for dying together
and left requests that they have bul
one funeral, naming the minister tc
officiate and four young friends to acl
as bearers, two named by each heine
the same persons and two different
being six in all. They also left affec
tionate messages to their parents, the
widowed mother of one living in e
neighboring town, and the father and
mother of the other being absent
from home on a Summer trip.
They had spent their vacation to
gether in the village of Belch-rtown
Ma-s., rather gaily, atten ling dance?
and associating freely with boys oi
their own age; latterly they had be
come interested in the Methodist
prayer-meetings, and asked to be bap
tized. Nettie Barrett, the girl that
died, left a letter to a boyish lover,
in winch she declared how much she
loved him, gave him a ring and prom
ised to watch over his future. In n
letter to her. mother she asked that
another rjd^e given to '"Edgar,"
with a rrffl^f that she did not love
him and COTR never have been his
wife. T'he o^br /kiri wrote no love
messages' but arid'jip a letter to her
parents fjhat there \yeie stories about
her which were not true. The only
provocation known is derived from
the statement of Nettie that her un
cle had been scolding her for being
out evenings, and had told her that
folks were talking about her, and the
fact that Francee, the other girl, had
gone to the Methodist meetings in
violation of her father's commands,
and he was expected home the next
day. The further statement is made
that both girls were addicted to read
ing novels and romances.
This is a peculiar case and ono very
difficult to analyse; but thus to Jeito
children alone at the age of even 14
or 15 is not wise, and shows that lack
of discipline, if not of interest, which
j no father or mother can well excuse,
j Where there is no discipline there
j can be neither health of body or ol
' mind. Silly novels, vivid fancies,
1 and false sentiment will be apt to do
: all the bad work of which they are
But the notable suicides of the day
are ol a wry different class-men
from 30 to 75 or more, discouraged
I in business, grieved at their lusses',
L 3isheanened about the future, and
? h>pelesH of anything better.
\ is not an easy thing to.reason or
r argie with such people. We can on
. . ly P?y that,terrible infirmity which
mean, alMosa oi''liope, all absence ol
1 courage, and which shows n<
j trust in God nor man. Mr.
. Hill, who left his widowand chi
to take care of themselves, pres
in the letter we publiai), only o
ten thousand just such cases. 1
is a deep love for wife and offs]
and n certain trust in Divine P
dence, but there is no Christian
and no* saving strength, and h
the fiend that inspires the knife,
bullet and the poison, becomes
ter of soul and body. Surely t
is in the forum of human laws, it
capacity of medical shill, in the ]
and in the pulpit, some better r<
dy than suicide to be pointed on
all human ills. In the common
lowship of our race and in wh
good and beautiful around us, su
I some medicine can be found cap
I of ministering to the miiid dise;
and of staying the hand of the ni
who seek their own lives.
From thc Xcw York ?Sun.
Mr. Beecher Does Not Freac
Mr. Beecher has been forced
public opinion, as expressed in a
tition from seventeen of his fel
Congregational ministers, to give
his pinn for preaching on n>xt S
day at Lalee Pleasant as a bait fe
railroad manager. Ile cou I \
very well so outrage public sentira?
He had already in many ways !
on many occasions given great
fence to the religious public, i
there was such a thing as too s
denly piling up tho offences too h
His sermon of Sunday at the T\
Mountain House is spoken of by
telegraphs reporter as the most bi
liant yet dJivered by him at any
his White Mountain performances,
we may fairly judge by the synop
of it a column long in the Herald
yesterday, it was a Anent, fancif
imaginative presentation of an id
often dwelt upon by preachers,
was simply the amplification of t
thought that the Christian shot
manifest his religious peace and ?
curity by a conversation happy a
beautiful ; that he should rather
joyous than ascetic, wear a beami:
rather than a sad and serious cu
This is all true enough. All ra
are wiser when tiny possess thc
souls in tranquility than when lh<
suffer themselves to fret under tl
friction of life. Still, it cannot i
called the distinguishing mark
Christianity that it encourages oth
than a devout joy in all its belie
ers. The underlying doctrine preac
ed by t he Na/.arene is self-denial, tl
mortification of the flesh to edify tl
sou', *iie infinitely small value
tempo.al xjoniprrod-WILL. <der.n
things, confiant fight, with'tho won
the flesh, and the devil, the posse
siou of ari enthusiasm for goodne!
and the welfare of hi; fellows so big
.and :'j)?P2jw?? t?iat.-fU'th ?ouldjOlit
ira teuTp^pioiS f^ff?ig enough to d
Vf rt theXapt soul from heavenly joy
It is because Mr. Beecher does ni
preach this sort of doctrine as tl
substance of his ministry that we fa
to lind a high place foi* him arnon
Christian ministers. The Christian:
ty of the New Testament is a revol
against the corruption which, \t th
time of its birth, was pervasive i
Groece and Rome. It was a trump?
call to men to get up out of the mir
in which they were wallowing, an
plant their feet on the pure, cool, an
uncontaminated heights, to whic
lasting from indulgence and abstet
tion froin sensual delights would li:
them. It was not a religion of tb
senses. It was a faith to raise me
by enthusiastic contemplation ot th
serene and spotless pleasures of heav
en above, away from the allurin
forms of sensual delight, which ha
such charm in the eyes of the pagar
Therefore, when we read the sen
suous language of Mr. Beecher, when
in Christianity appears not asa chast
fasting, abstaining spirit, fearful c
the delights of the eye and the prid
of life, but a lusty figure, fond o
meat and drink, and of the fat thiog.
of this world, we fail to detect tha
reforming religion which was plante?
by Jesus of Nazareth. It was thi
great Teacher who said that Ile cam
not to bring peace but a sword. I
was not His mission to bring laugh
ter but tears-not to delight men bu
to save them from the. temptations o
the flesh. So when we find a minis
ter like Mr. Beecher, in language at
fluent with figures and charged witl
sensuousness, proclaiming that " wher
ever religion imprisons man's naturi
it is misrepresented," we feel tha
though he may be preaching ver]
agreeable doctrines, yet he is noi
proclaiming Christianity. It i? th<
very office of the religion of Jesus t(
teach distrust of man's nature ; t<
demand that it shall be regenerated :
that the thoughts, ambitions, anc
passions of the natural man shall bi
subdued and crucified. It would d<
exactly that-imprison map's natur?
with the bonds of heavenly aspira
tion; make its temptations'seem low
and vile, and substitute for their
spiritual visions, unhampered by the
passious which weigh down the flesh
Mr. Beecher, in truth, preachei
what cornea into his head withoul
much thought as to whether it it
Christianity or no. What cares he
so long as men listen ? His teaching
is so unfixed in a logical rule ol
thought or life, so purely an appeal
to the emotions, that we cannot re
gard it as of essential value to men
i ?? -< q? i, i
, DEATH OF JOE CREWS.-The dealb
of Jos. Crews, who was shot a few
nights ago by unknown parties, whe
ambushed him in the neighborhood
of Laurens, is announced by tele
graph as having taken place at twelve
! o'clock Monday night. The deceased
j made himself very obnoxious to thc
j people of Lauren?, and of the whole
: State, by his course as a politician
! since the war. As a member of the
Legislature he was implicated in near
ly all the corrupt ?ehernes which dis
graced that body, and his incendiary
harangues during exciting timed gave
him an unenviable notoriety. He had
some good traits, but they were over
shadowed by 1 he baseness of hia pub
lic actions. All men regret, the man
ner "f his taking off, for blameworthy
' na he was, the- cowardice that prompt
j eel the hidden shot is to a gallant a;
j law-abiding people not lesa revoltii
than the conduct of the victim
From the N., %-&SpZ&3i
The Negro fi'ojiFpiracy.
By the discharge of the negro coi
spirators in Georgia, the judge, jur;
and citizens have, not only show
their superiority to the ?ntlaeuce i
exciting circumstances afc a eritici
period, but have pursued a wise pol
cy as well as a far-seeing justice. Th
testimony of many of tue^wiinesec
goes to show that the orders of sou]
ol' the leaders to "cill the wites
were accepted in their full meanin
by many of the negroes to whoi
they were addressed ; hence tho ac
quittai, or rather the release, ofrao.k
of the prisoners from the claims c
the raw has uot bei?^ifese/l upon th
absence of a "genuine conspiracy o
reasons for general apprehension. Eu
the discovery of the plot and th
leniency with which the offender
have been treated wtrfput an i-nd t
the threatened disturbance soonei
perhaps, than penal tit? would hav
done. The conspiracywhich con tem
plated such bloody work started ii
ignorance and mis&ppt h?nsion, an
the action taken by the citizens am
authorities has pretty thoroughly dis
pelled both, and hence the ivcen
plotters and their followers will no
be likely to rrpeat their folly.
This termination of the difficult}
has a significant and important lessor
for the people of the North to con
6ider. It shows that Southern mei
feel no antagonism fo-th? negroes
and are determined to place no ob
stacie in the way of their advance'
ment. On the contrary, as the pres
ont episode has demonstrated, thej
are willing to make g?rerons allow
ance for some of their acts on tht
ground of their ignorance leading
them into false notions and prejudi
ces, which unscrupulous political ad'
venturers, frequently acting undei
orders from high authority, have (lis
som.nated. If, then, t'he righr.s am]
interests of the negro are see ll r$ in
Geor^'., as .. ents prove them to be,
they surely must bc in uther Southern
States where the colored element if
much stronger, an I able, by legitimate
means, to abundantly protect itself.
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SoTilh Carolina Destined lo Be
come Hie Sau Domingo of Ike
From the Charleston correspon
dence of thc Cbnstilulio&ist, we el'p
the following. The lemmy is dated
Sept. 8th : Jj*1
"The Census of C^ff^n, which
has just been complet?bales u.; veiy
gloomy prospects foijtfi^fufjfre. In
five yean/the 'poptflatio'i of" the city
has increased from 48,950 to 56,540.
but the increase is hiiu?jv in the ne
gro race. Tue \vhiteJ^>J;tnon has
H..-?;.-?^HL1 1,170:1 H'irJM&frlr-"< f.,ret.,
When it is coiVsidei-jltiJ?tWy
mortality among the aW*68 is over
10? per cent, greatertliaMthat among
the whites, this woil sema a little
strange, but it is to be accVunted for
by immigration. The ci ty us Hooded
by negroes from the adj a cwt sea is
lands, und this will 1 ^fflmd fri be
the case all over th^v?ate. There
can be no disguising ?fact, unless
some miracle inte'''* Hs, poor old
South Carolina iellesiW? to. become
the San Domingo of rheSouth. As
white supremacy and decent govern
ment is restored to the ?her South
ern States the negroes/emigrate to
South Carolina, where .hey already
have a voting majoritybf 50,000. I
greatly fear that tki?^i.'ijority will
be increased by the cecils, which is
now being taken, to 75000. But to
return to the city. In ;S70 Hie vot
ing strength of the tvb races was,
whites, 5.1S2;-blacks, (040. In 1S75
it is whites,' 5,022; flacks, 6,822.
ehowing an excess bf lie negro vote
amounting to 1,200. .'Another cur
rent fact is that of tfe negroes there
are 6,406 more warne than mnn and
of whites the fennine majority
amounts to 1,538. i
Improving VoX Soils.
Many examples ar( given in the
last reports ol the lilted States ag
of worn and appajntly worthless
soils, and the increai of fertility of
fresh but unpromisi? lands. Fields
that have been cultiited exhaustive
ly for twenty ano even for forty
years have been resr?d to original
productiveness, notby guanos and
superphosphates, atf>00 and $S0 per
ton, but by inexensive local re
sources, the cheapen and most relia
ble of which is ioilj^ln clovering.
In one case in Butley County, Pa., a
section of thin, grrelly land, on
which it was thougt no one could
secure a decent livjg, came into the
possession of Gerrin immigrants at
nominal rates. Thy cleared off the
brush, plowed, curated, turned un
j der green crops ; V^r/ol' every fertil
' izing material arable ; never du
plicated a crop ingw^ or six years'
rotation; and tbaTtrav.t is now a
garden and from torthlesenesa has
advanced to the vine of $?00 per
acre and is yearl^becomi.og more
productive. Thes< owners, in some
cases have raised ?d^ducated fami
lies, live comfortaV^kte iu carri
ages, and have ?ney at interest.
In other instances!! which the aid
of clover has be invoked, swine
feeding in the cloj fields have been
a valuable mea?if soil improve
ment. In the Sop, a region which
many Northern Hers assume most
! culture, and whicBouthern farmers
have strangely neected as a meat
producing section t obvious reasons,
a new era is dating, and clover
and orchard gris are in many
tdaces fourni to behurees of initue
I diate and heavy pjits, and of great
? ly increased l?rti^nAlii large lands
! of more torrid ttf> JLture tkt??L*
pei pcrlorms quny aijd inexpen
aivrfy the work / amelioration as
signed to red cl<?r in argillaceous
Soil*, lt is a lilt meiniiy worth
millions to. tilmouth, possibly as ii
: good an amnion/ gathers clover; ? ?
perhaps equally^ goottySFfattening |
swine and grodiff* W14gj^ter fa
cility in Doorersuils. _ *lWM~-veali- ,
' gation present; oromroW- three i
: suggestive points ; First, the use o;
? the fertilizer is becoming more gen
' eral ami more discriminating; second
i few, if any, soils in the country t re
so rich that they cannot be made
j more productive by jndieroira-lertili
zation ; third, farra yard manures
the best for general use ; green ma
I nures are the cheapest means of sod
' renovation, and commercial fertilizers
j are useful for quick results and for
j specific purpose.
- Governor McGreory, of Kentucky,
in response to a serenade at Lexington,
made a speech, in which lie tonk oecasion
to refer to the contest in Ohio. He ex
pressed a warm admiration for Governor
Allen, anil expressed the belief that lie
I would be elected hy an overwhelming
I majority, and that Ohio would sound the.
; note, that would e*rry dismay info the
' ranks of thc Republican party throughout
' tv;c country.
- A Minnesota pnpw says : The liahili
! ties of the Bank of California are est.ma
ted as high as $19,0CK).0000, figures which
fairly dwarf the exploits of Jay Cooke
and Duncan, Sherman it Co. The assets
are estimated at $8.000,000 down to $5,
UOO.OOU. " which will shrink considerable
before being concentrate J." In other
words, Ralston, before exposure came,
had lost in speculation or wasted in riot
ous living twelve rn?iion dollars of other
- The peach yield is so abundant that
a Clayton (Del.) letter of the 2Sth ult.
says: "Though over 2,01)0,000 of baskets
have already been shipped, the fruit can
scarcely be missed from some of the orch
ards, particularly those containing from
twenty to thirty thousand tree3."
- The news from California is an assu
rance of victory all along the line th:-,
fall, and of the greater victory in 1S7?,
when the Democratic party will elect their
candidate for the Presidency and defeat
the third-term corruptionists.
- A Missouri family history runs thus :
"Sallie Wilhite ran away some years ago
with her brother-in-law, Aaron Davis;
he, however, returned to his wife, and she
married a Mr. Neely, who eloped and left
her. Two years ago her cousin, Ezekiel,
ran away with a Mrs. Wiuland, both par
ties leaving families. Last month Aaron
Davis's son, Marion, a boy of nineteen,
r ai away with his mother's sister, a wo
man of thirty, and to complete mutters
.his father has again eloped with his sis
- The. Democratic Governor elect of
California, Hun. William irvin, is a na
live of Butler coniny. Ohio, and went to
the Stale that has just rais d him to thc
highest position within the gili of lier
people in He has served both in
the lower House and the Senate of Cali
fornia, and is now acting Licutenar.t-Gov
ertiur. He is a journalist by profession.
His triumph is a feather for me Democra
- The late president of the bunk of
Ca.iforuia ?s not even honored wi'li a
?resolution of regret by 'the directors, who
bave ii"t yet drowned themselves. Ii
will be very diflicii.t to convince ?he pub
lic, however, that the dead man was al
together guilty, or his associates ??to?;e:.ii
er -jiiil: less. _
-Th?rry*-' thons'akrjl?--"?e1r??(ir?itic plurality.
Gorham and Sargent, the jobbers of the
A. ha i nisi ration, played a very losing
game, and the former gentleman has the
opportunity he coveted, for he remarked
some time since that "if the Repu..hean
?jany had to die, ho was determined tu
assist at the obsequies."
- Of the original cedars of Lebanon
only seven now remain. They cover a
space of not over half a mile upon the
rn.nintain side. They are more than a
thousand years old. Indeed, it is believed
that some of them were planted by Solo
- Governor Allen, of Ohio, was asked
about his prospective majority. '? Well,"
replied !:e, " then? is a division of opinion
about that among our own people. The
lowest est?male gives us 20,1)00, and from
that all t!ie way' up to ?O.OOO.
iSf* Dr. Lovick Pierce thus writes
i) the Christian AJvoco.tr concerning
the Wesley Monumental Church:
In conclusion, I .must say it isa
foregone conclusion that this Wesley
Monumental Church idea is believed
to be one of the set times to favor
Zion. There has perhaps, never been
a better time, in our day, when some
unexpected, genuine, heart-cementing
Methodist enthusiasm should have
come up than now; and I can think
of nothing better suited to bring it.
on than a Wesley Monumental Church
in Savannah. The day will never
come when Methodists cannot unite
on Wesley. No large, denom'iiation
al, evangelical church ever had for
its human founder a man more evi
dently called and set apart for a great
reformer in evangelical holiness than
our Wesley was. And now, a hun
dred and thirty-eight years after his
residence in Savannah, all at once
comes up this universally popular idea
to build a grand Methodise church in
Savannah, and call it the Wesley
Monumental Church. I believe it is
epochal. Let us all help.
A TOUCHING STORY OF TUE FRENCH
FLOOD.-A young mother was awa
kened by t^he inundation. She had
two children-twins at the breast,
adorable Tittle girls. The water in
vaded her house. It was ni"ht, and
the hour was full of terror. The cow
ardly husband took care of himself
and mounted the roof, but. the woman
only thought of her children. She
tied them to her breast with a scarf,
and, as she was about to swim from
the house, she thought that the bread
trough would serve as a boat. The
house tottered as the mother em
barked in her frail boat. She was
scarcely out of the house when it
went to pieces. The husband disap
peared in the ruins. The little boat
floated away, but struck against a
tree and was overturned. The poor
woman seized a branch and climbed
into the tree with the strength of a
lioness fighting for her young. But
the tree is young; it bends; it will
not hold all three. The mother sees
that the end is come, but ber mo the1
bood is not conquered. She ties her :
children to the strongest branch ; alie
kisses them again and again; she
signs them with the sign of the cross,
md cries: "To the mercy of <Tod!"
This piteous drama was witnessed by
'peetaiors who could do nothing in
?id until a quarter of ?n hour was
?one. The mot her was drowned, but
the children were saved. They were
adopted by the Sisters of Charity
D. J. BVlIVDR?tt.
HENRY 3. JORDAN,
FTCE KKAD'T-nf?PK CLOTHIHC,
HATS, CAPS, F?RNLSIIG GOODS, <vc.
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Rcpt 1 ti 37
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Nov. 8, ly 46
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