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WASHINGTON, Januar}'.3.-Gen. Webb,
Minister to Brazil, bad a protracted inter?
view t?-day with tho President. It is be?
lieved that he did not present the auto?
graph lotter heretofore stated he had
received from Napoleon, purporting to
have been written on Mexicali a Hairs
during Gen. Webb's interviews with the
Emperor at Paris in December.
The State Department has advices from
Minister Nelson, confirming tho report of
the capturo of the Spanish war vessel by
the Chilian corvette. Thc blockade of the
Chilian ports is partially raised by the
absence of some of tho squadron iu Peru.
Tho monthly statements of the condi?
tion of thc Treasury aro now transmitted
ttf all of our foreign consuls. At tho
request of some of tho foreign ministers
they will bo sent to their Governments.
THE LABOR QUESTION SOLVED IN
ARKANSAS.-The Luge Arkansas plan?
ters along the Mississippi River have
at length solved the labor problem so
far as they are concerned Here is
the way it was?doue, as narrated in a
letter from that section :
' 'Labor is good natured, but very
trifling. The freedman is for frolic
and fun; he quits work on Friday
afternoon, goes to Memphis, spends
his money, gets demoralized, and
gets back about Monday night. Two
or three days are lost to the work
every week. What is thc use of this
worse than ?die frolic? The necessity
of this has been felt in many cases
and many remedies have been pro?
posed, and at last Col. Dixon, a large
planter, has solved the problem-cut
the gordian knot. He went to New
York and returned with one hundred
and fifty sturdy Germans, with their
frows and families. The experiment
pleased so well that Malone, another
largs planter, went to New York last
week for a fresh supply of the same
sort for his plantation. With such
competition, Sambo must compete, or
leave the labor market to the frugal
and industrious? Saxon. These Ger?
mans bring their families, which are
the best pledges of their good beha?
This is the only course left for our
planters to pursue. If the negro will
not keep his contract, but trifles away
his time to the detriment of his em?
ployer, tum him off and introduce
white labor at once. The day of tem?
porizing has passed. The great idea
at present that ought to be inculcated
into every negro head is, that he must
either work or starve.
SOCIAL LIFE IN PARIS.-A few lines
about mattera of every-day life. The
crusade begun last year, against the
extravagance in ladies' dress, does not
seam to have had much success,
though our dramatic authors have
given their aid in this laudable work.
imiVie Parisieiine., a journal of high
lrfeTinforms' hs that the members of
the fair sex mean to out-Herod Herod
this winter in costliness of toilette
dresses ; the antique fashion is to be
the thing, with cameos adorned with
owls, in honor of Minerva, and hiero?
glyphics. Short bodies will be made
shorter still, the jewelry is to be
fashioned after tue models in the
"Musee Campana. The head-dresser
means to add to the complications of
head-dress, by all sorts of ornaments,
such as bells and turn-cocks ; the
chignon to be frizzled and brought
forward on thc forehead. We are
evidently returning to the manners
and customs of the Directory. As a
proof of this, I must tell you that a
lady of the court, being desirous of
seeing thc horse of one of our pretty
horse-breakers, so far forgot herself
as to write to the proprietor for per?
mission, which was, as may be sup?
posed, immediately granted. The
lady of honor left the courtesan's
house full of wonder and admiration,
putting five golden pieces into the
hands of the maid. A few days after,
the modern Aspasia returned the
visit, and left five hundred francs to
be divided among the servants. We
shall soon return to the corrupt
practices of tho time of Louis XV.
THE BEAUTY OF A WOMAN'S ARM.
Who has not felt the beauty of a
woman's arm-the unspeakable sug?
gestions of tenderness that he in the
dimpled elbow, and all the varied
gently lessing'curves down to the
delicate wrist, with its tiniest, almost
imperceptible, nicks in tho firm soft?
ness? A woman's arm touched the
soul of a great sculptor 2,000 years
ago, so that he wrought an image of
it foy the Parthenian, which moves
ns -still as it clasps lovingly tho time,
worn marble, a headless trunk.
INTERESTING TO SOLDIERS.-The
Secretary of War and Lieut. Gen.
Grant are daily in receipt of letters
from volunteers, asking that they be
be discharged the service immediate?
ly, alleging that there remains no
necessity for their further detention.
These applications are too numerous
for separate replies ; consequently
'* ?re is no answer, and the papers
4ain to encumber the files of the
?> Department. It is a well known
B that the Secretary of War has
narged, as rapidly as possible, all
?rs who could be dispensed with,
many, on account of the exigen
Cf the service, have been retained.
^ ^,'War Department will spare no
means to hasten the muster out of the
in teer? yet remaining; and when
re shall have been no further ne
'ty for their services, they will be
Interesting OUI Document.
The Fredericksburg (Va.) Ledger
confirms the will of the mother of
Washington, as written by herself,
and recorded in the Clerk's ofiice of
S^bttsytvania County. We publish
below the rare and curious documeut.
The original is in the possession of
Mr. J. J. Chew, of Fredericksburg:
lu the name of God, Amen. I,
Mary Washington, of Fredericksburg,
in the County of Spottsylvania, being
in good health, but calling to mind
the uncertainty of this life, and will?
ing to dispose of what remains of my
worldly estate, do make and publish
this, my last will, recommending my
soul into the hands of my Creator,
hoping for a remission of all my sins,
through the merits and mediations of
Jesus Christ, the Saviour of mankind,
I dispose of all 1113- worldly estates as
Imprimis-I give to my son, Gen?
eral George Washington, all mylands
on Aecokeek Bun, in the County of
[ Stafibrd; aud, also, my negro boy
Geerge, to him and his heirs forever;
also, my best bed, bedstead and Vir?
ginia cloth curtains, (the same that
stands in my best room), my quilted
b'ue-and-white quilt, aud my best
Item-I give and devise to my son,
Charley Washington, my negro man
Tom, to him and his assigns forever.
Item-I give and bequeath to my
daughter, Betty Lewis, my phaeton
and bay horse.
Item-I give and devise to my
daughter-in-law, Hannah Washing?
ton, my purple cloak lined with shag.
Item-I give and devise to my
grandson, Corbin Washington, my
negro wench old Bet, my riding chair
and two black horses, to him and his
Item-1 give and devise to my
grandson, Fielding Lewis, my negro
man Frederick, to him and his assigns
forever ; also,eight silver table-spoons,
half my crockery-ware, aud the blue
and white china, walnut book-case,
oval table, one bed, one bed-spread,
one pair of sheets, one Mair of blan?
kets, and one white counterpane, two
table-cloths, six red leather chairs,
half of my pewter* one-half vi my iron
kitchen furniture. .
Item-I give and devise to my
grand-sou, Lawrence Lewis, my
negro wench Lydia, to him and ins
Item-I give and devise to my
grand-d.<.ughter, Betty Carter, my
negro woman little Bet, and her
future increase, to her and lau- assigns
forever; also, my largest looking
glass, my walnut writing desk with
drawers, a square dining-table, one
bed, bedstead, bolster, one pillow,
one blanket and pair of sheets, white
Virginia cloth counterpane ?ind pur?
ple curtains, my red ?ind white tea
china, tea-spoon, and tho other half
of pewter, crockery-ware and the
remainder of my kitchen furniture.
Item-I give to my grand-son,
George Washington, my next best
dressing glass, one bedstead, bed,
bolst er, one pillow, one pair of sheets,
one blanket aud counterpane.
Item-I devise nil my wearing
apparel to be equally divided among
my grand-daughters, Betty Carter,
Fanny Ball and Milly Washington;
but should my daughter, Betty
Lewis, fancy any one, two or three
articles thereof, she is to have them
before a division thereof.
Lastly-I nominate and appoint
my said son, George Washington,
executor of this my will, and as I owe
few or 110 debts, I direct my executor
to give no security, nor to appraise
my estate; but desire the same may
ba allotted Lo my devisees with as
little trouble and delay as may be,
desiring their acceptance thereof as
all the token I now have to give
In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal, this twentieth
day of May, seventeen hundred and
(Seal. ) MARY, WASINGTON.
Signed, sealed and published in
our presence, and signed by us in the
presence of the said Mary Washing?
ton, at her desire.
JOHN FERNEY HOUGH.
A PATENT PULPIT.-Some years ago,
according to the London Panoli, a
benevolent and ingenious Englishman
?ontiiVcd an excellent article in this
line. It is to be introduced into this
< lt was proposed that the patent
I pulpit be built in the usual style, but
; .spended over the preacher's head
was to be an apparatus something in
shape like a caudle extinguisher.
This was to descend so as, in exactly
fifteen^ minutes, to completely extin?
guish the clergyman, and of course
his sermon could never exceed that
period in duration. Light minutes
after the sermon had commenced a ?
loud premonitory snap or click was
to announce the commencement of
the extinguisher's descent, and it is
stated that upon several private trials,
no clergyman could be found who
had the nerve to continue his sermon
after heariug?lhis snap or ciick, over
throe minutes longer, such was the
fear in his mind thur his light would
bo hidden under the suspended
"I think, wife, you have a great
many ways of calling me a fool."
"I think, h asl ?and, that you have
a great ninny \\:<.ys bf being one."
Quite a new feature presented itself
in this "time honored institution" on
Monday last. At an early hour in
the day the freedmen, regardless of a
cold drizzle of rain and the slush
under foot, bogan to assemble, and
by noon the town was full of them.
The rumor, it seems, had circulated
itself among them that the Govern?
ment was about to do something for
them in the way of giving them land,
stock, ?fcc, that a speech was to be
made them at least by the authorities
that be. A better clothed or more
healthy looking assemblage of labor?
ers could not be found in any coun?
try. Many faces, however, wore a
care-worn and troubled aspect.. The
entirely uew responsibility devolved
upon them of looking out for them?
selves for homes, labor and bread,
coidd not fail to show on those who
never before had a thought or care
for another day's supplies. On inter?
rogating a pleasing, intelligent look?
ing freedman, as to the cause of the
unusual assemblage of his race, he
replied: "I's come for orders-con?
tract done out-de Genarl said 'make
contracts till Jiuewary, and den dey
would hear more about'em.'" Our
polite, conscientious and ofiicient
Provost Marshal, Lieut. J. E. Ashe,
Third Maine Battalion, who has made
a host of friends here among white and i
black, in order to relieve the minds i
of the freedmen of any errors they
might have fallen into, and that they
might return to their homes, assem?
bled them in front of the jail, and :
after stating to them that they had :
been misinformed, and were mistaken ?
in supposing that a speech was to be
made here; but as they had come, he i
had asked, and then introduced our i
distinguished fellow-townsman, the \
Hon. C. P. Sullivan, who is Iuten- i
dant of the town, to speak to thom, ]
and inform them as to the orders and 1
law respecting them and their duties 1
in the premises. Mr. ?Sullivan spoke ]
to them at some length, telling them i
that they wert; free-th;it they were <
not blamed for being so-that their
former owners had no ill-feelings to- ]
wards them on account of their free- <
dom, which had come upon them ?
unsought, without any act of theirs; i
that as slaves they had been true and ?
faithful in the peaceful as well as in 1
the disturbed states of the country, <
and that their former owners sym- :
pathized deeply with them in their :
new, and to many, unhappy condi?
tion-unhappy from the presence of
cares former!* unknown. He wished
to disabuse their minds of thc idea
that the United States had land,
stock, or anything else for them.
There was nothing for them-they
must do like white men, "live by the
sweat of their brow;" that vagrancy
and idleness would neither be toter- |
ated by the United States Govern?
ment or by thc State, and counseled
them to bc honest and industrious
that the wlii.es were their friends and
sympathized with them-that they
should not allow any spirit of antipa?
thy to form in their minds against
their former masters, who were, in
most eases, their best friends, having
been raised from childhood with
them, and therefore sympathized
most heartily with them-that the
last year's crop would be divided as
soon as the weather permitted-that
they should enter into contracts for
the present year as soon as possible:
otherwise a crop would be lost, which
would not fail to bring untold suffer?
ing-that they had to depend now iu
a great measure upon their good
character, and that all should strive
to make and keep for themselves a
good name-that their employers
would do them justice, and that white
aud black must and should do their
duty, and all would move oft" well.
Lieut. Ashe then informed them,
that in some of the surrounding
Districts, it had been required that
they should all enter into contracts by
the 20th of the present month, and
that they should all do the same by
that time, if possible. Though feel?
ing a deep sympathy with the freed?
men, we could liot-but be amused at
the characteristic equanimity or heed?
lessness of Sambo, who, stundiug in
the crowd, says to himself, when thc
announcement was made that the
Government had no laud, horses, Sec.,
for them, 1 'da now, what I tell you
yah ! yah ! yah !"
The audience, in which there was a
sprinkle of white citizens, equally in?
terested in hearing the "orders,"
gave undivided attention. We must
do the freedmen the justice to say
that they behaved themselves in a
quiet, orderly, respectful manner,
without exception. Let them con?
tinue to deport themselves, in their
new state of freedmen, in their neces?
sary public gatherings, as they did on
Monday last, and as well in private
walks, and they cannot fail to win the
respect, as they now have the sympa?
thy, of every good citizen. When the j
speech was over, those not having I
business, quietly dispersed, as they
After the freedmen were attended
to, a considerable variety of property
-horses, furniture, ?fcc, changed
hands at low figures, under the voice
of Col. G. F. Mosely, auctioneer.
[Laurens ci Ile Herald.
A fat man in Paris sold his body to
tho surgeons for 1200 francs, went on
a spree with the money, died, and
was immediately cut up.
A lady fjnee remarked that "care?
lessness WHS little better than a half?
way house between accident and
?Jcirernoii on the Monro? Do^'rip?,
The Albany (New York) Argus re?
publishes a letter of Mr. Jefferson,
October 24, 1823, to Mr. Monroe, on
the great doctrine which has become
associated with his name. Mr. Jef?
ferson maintains in this letter that
our first and fundamental maxim
should be, never to entangle* our?
selves in the broils of Europe ; and
second, never to suffer Europe to in?
termeddle with American affairs. Mr.
Canning, on behalf of the British
Government, had proposed to assist
our endeavor to make this the hemi?
sphere of freedom, and Mr. Jefferson
recommends that the United States
accede to his proposition. " Great
Britain," says Mr. Jefferson, "is the
natron which can do us the most
harm of auy one or all on earth ; and
with her on our side, we need not fear
the whole world. " If the acceptance
of her proposition involved us in
war, it would not be her war, but
ours. " Its object is to introduce and
establish th?; American system of
keeping out of our land all foreign
powers-of never permitting those
of Europe to intermeddle with the
affairs of our nation." He thinks
that all Europe combined would not
undertake a war against that princi?
ple, for how would they propose to
get at us without superior fleets ? A
question which may be asked with
equal force now, and which may assist
to indicate the future policy of France
with reference to Mexico.
The proposition of Mr. Canning,
referred to by Mr. Jefferson, was sent
in secret despatches to Washington,
ind contemporary with them the
Minister made a speech in Parliament
urging that declaration of the immu?
nity of the Governments of this con?
tinent from European dictation or
intervention which has since been
known as the Monroe doctrine. When
the .returned Bourbons invaded Spain
to crush the revolutionary party, Eng?
land recognized the South American
republics, determining that if France
obtained Spain, it should not be
"Spain with the Indies." The al?
liance which was formed, during our
..ivii war, between England, Spain
iud France, to overthrow a doctrine
jf which England was the original
idvocate, has been withdrawn from
by the two former, and a late signifi?
cant article of the London Times
intimates clearly enough that it is
right and proper that Americans
should be left to govern America.
Mr. Jefferson candidly confesses,
in the same letter, that he would de?
sire to add Cuba to the Union, but
says that he would accept its inde?
pendence with peace and the frieud
ship of England rather than its asso?
ciation at the expense of war and her
enmity. Ht: adds, that he gould
honestly join in the declaration pro?
posed by Mr. Canning, that we aim
not at the acquisition of any of the
Spanish provinces, but that "we will
oppose, with all our means, the
forcible interposition of any other
power, as auxiliary, stipendiary, or
under other form or pretext, and,
moat expecially, their transfer to any
other power by conquest, cession or
inquisition any other way.
A QUESTION OF BACE.-An action
was before one of the Courts, yester?
day, in which a gentleman claimed
that he had been injured to the ex?
tent of $5,000, by being described as
a colored person in one of the city
directories. The mistako was made
unintentionally. The gentleman's bu?
siness was that of a collector-which
culling was indicated on his sign in the
abbreviated form, "Coll." The re?
porter for the publishers of the direc?
tory made a note of this fact. But in
the" hands of the printer the abbre?
viation "coll" became transmuted
into "eol'd," otherwise "African" or
4'freedman. " How the mistake caused
the collector to lose $5,000 we are not
informed. Possibly he may have
been a Caucasian Democrat, and lost
caste in his party. "Down East,"
the affiliation in question would have
been the making of him. Here in
New York, we should be disposed to
doubt whether anybody would care
very much whether a collector was
white or "col'd," so long as he was
honest and active. Therefore, we
should hesitate in deciding whether
che plaintiff was actually a sufferer in
public opinion to the tune of $5,000.
Supposing, however, that some gen?
tleman or some Freedman's Associa?
tion, of the "col'd" race, should
bring an action against the publishers
of the directory for having done them
wrong by giving the present plaintiff
undue prestige in their description of
his origin-what then? The question
would be a sadly perplexed one for
the poor directory men.
[New York Times.
KEEPING A HOTEL.-The proprietor
of a Reese River hotel, has posted
up the following rules and regulations:
"Board must be paid in advance;
with beans, fifteen dollars; without
beans, twelve dollars; salt free; no
extras allowed; potatoes for dinner;
pocketing atnreals forbidden; gentle?
men are expected to wash out of
doors, and lind their own water; no
charges for ice; towels bags at the
und of the house; extra charge "for
seats around the stove; lodgers must
find their'own straw; beds on the
bar-room floor reserved for regular
customers. Persons sleeping in the
barn are requested not to take off
their boots ; lodgers in<?idc arise at
5 a. m., in the barn at 6 o'clock ; no
fighting allowed at the table. Any
one violating the above rules will be
Th? Private Equipages of New York.
The New York World has a long
article on the equipages of that city.
John Jacob Astor rides in a hand?
some landau, drawn by thorough-bred
bays.,. The Astors are all careful to
keep the privacy of life, and their
selection of equipages is of a solid
rather than of a splendid character;
this remark also applies to the family
of Mr. Wm. B. Astor, which takes its
course in the park daily, and now
advances undemonstratively. The
fine black mare of Frederick Kirtland,
followed by the stylish double stud of
Harry Greene (of Taylor, Richards
& Co.) introduces the quiet coupee
of A. T. Stewart; he drives from his
residence in it every morning by 8
o'clock, tc his store at Broadway and
Chambers street, and enters arqpng
the first of his clerks. He has a
Kentucky blooded dark bay pair at
Mr. C. N. Jerome maintains the
cleverest stable in the city; it is built
beneath his private theatre on Madi?
son Avenue, and in its aisles of
walnut stalls there are horses, the
price of each of which might build a
ship. Above all the rest of the horse
gentlemen, Mr. Jerome has taken the
rank; his drag cost two thousand
dollars, his harness fifteen hundred
dollars, and the total cost of the team
and four he turns out is not less than
thirty thousand dollars. This is to
ride in triumph in the American
Babylon. Mr. Jerome's favorite team
on these afternoon excursions is a
cross-match, very valuable a:.d regal.
Whom Lave wTe here-dark, dash?
ing, not all passe, btit so disguised in
the multiplicity of her wagons, that
we are not assured it is she-but Mrs.
James Gordon Bennett ; she drives
everything conceivable, and drives
them to the top of their speed ; lan- ,
dau, drag, cal?che, phaeton, Victoria,
jaunting car, dog car. willow top
buggy, sidky, el omnium. Of all the
Park frequenters this is the most de- "
The married daughters of the late
Col. Thorne follow in a beautiful lan?
dau. Col. Thorne was the first of the
Americans to show the equine supe?
riority of our stock on the continent '
of Europe. A story is afloat that he
incurred the Emperor's dislike by
out-ranking habitually the imperial 1
livery and postdlions. His horses
were the most wonderful trotters ever
beheld on the Champs Elyses ; and 1
his former residence, now the pos- ?
session of his family, in Sixteenth
street, west of Fifth Avenue, is one
of the grandest private buildings in _
Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher, whose
repeated accidents with fiery horses
luis in no whit changed her fondness
for them, takes her afternoon airing
in a coupee, and oddly enough the
next object that we behold is that of
a Methodist preacher, driving a three
minute horse. This is* the Kev. Mr.
Hare, of Newburgh, who has trotted
his pony iu 2:38, and thinks, liko Mr.
Beecher, that what a mau or horse is
called to do, he should do%ith all his
NK\V OBLEANS, January 3.-Messrs. Neill
Brothers & Co.'s cotton report, of Decem?
ber 30, says:
Oar advices from all points fully confirm
us in the opinion that tho estimates of tho
total supply given in our last circular were
not too nigh, inclining us to tho outside
figures, 2,000,000 bales.
The course of the trade has boen a good
deal changed by the want of the customary
rise in tho rivera- Instead of tho receipt
of 100,000 bales weekly, the average has
boen restricted to 60,000 bales.
The information now from all points is
that the.rivers aro rapidly rising, and tho
receipts are already on an increasing scalo.
The receipts hero and at Mobile, for the
weeks ending December 15, wero 22,109
bales; December 22, 35,684 bales; and De?
cember 29, 37,200 bales.
The receipts at all points, and cotton
forwarded North, airer.dy amount to 1,300,
000 bales, thus controverting: Secretary
McCulloch's estimate of 1,300,000 bales for
the entire supply of old and new.
There are no signs of any serious falling
off in the receipts- at any point, and the
etfect of tho use of tho rivers will be to
protect the delivery of the staple to a com?
paratively lato date.
Tho question rises, will not the strength
of the large holders at Mobile and New
York be exhausted before the tirst falling
off takes placo, and can that strength con?
tinue if cotton continues to bo piled np in
Already the stock held at leading points
exceeds 500,000 bales, and is daily increas?
ing, whereas the total foreign exports since
the first of September amount to only 300,
Down to the latest dates from all points,
BO far as present indications can be trusted,
they think it not unreasonable to antici?
pate a crop, for 1866 and 1867 of 1,500.000
bales to 1,800,000 bales, whereof, not less
than half will be retained in tho country
ur say 230,000 or 300.000 bales from tho
Atlantic States and Florida, and 1,300,000
to 1,500,000 bales from the other Southern
APALACHICOLA COTTON M?RKKT.-The fol?
lowing are the receipts and shipments of
cotton from Apalachicola: *
Receipts from May to Sept. 1, 1865. 12,600
Receipts from Sept. 1 to Dec. 23.52,806
Receipts from Dec. 23 to Dec. 30.3,173
Exported to New York .36,636
Exported to Liverpool. 5,489
Exported to New Orleans- ?76-43,101
On hand not cleared Dec. 30.25,&78
BALTTMOBE, January 5.-Oats firm at 54.
Flour dull. "Wheat firm. Com quiet; whit?
88@89. Provisions inactive, and price
unchanged. Sugarr, arm. Whiskey dull
. - J- ?
BOATS axe now at "GRANBY" L\ND
INO," ready to reonve FREIGHT,
aud will be despatched for tue abovo point
un Tuesday, 16th inst. For frieght apply
to A. L. SOLOMON, Agent.
Jan ll 6
Horst and Mule.
BY A. R. PHILLIPS.
THIS (Thursday) MORNING, ut IL o'clock,
I will soil at my auction mart,
A tino yoong SADDLE HORSE,
And a good Work MULE. Jar. 1! 1
Furniture, Blankets, ?c.
By Dur bec & Walter.
Wc will soil at our mart, TO-MOKKOW
(Friday) MORNING, January 12,18G6,at
half-past i> o'clock, thc following articles:
Furniture of various kinds.
Blankets, Glassware, Crockery.
Fancy Soaps. Pomatums.
Ales, Canned Meats, ?Cordials,
Mustard, Wines, Buttons. Pins,
Needles, Shirts, Hosiery, TeavTools,
Shoes, Lamps. Clothing, ic.
Mules, Wagons, Sewing Machines, ?vc.
_Sale without reserve. Jan 112
Strayed from my Yard,
ALARGE WHITE GOAT, top of both
ear? clipped, and on tho point of
kidding. I will pay $r? for her delivery to
mc at tho Fair Grounds' Kate.
Jan ll 1* TIM COWLEY.
ANOTHER Lot of Super. 11ED BLAN?
KETS, at nearly 50 percent, less than
our last invoice.
Ladies'and Gent's White Kid GLOVES.
Jan ll_At FISHER A LOWRANCE.
"I f\ BBLS. FLOUR, for sale low at
lXJ KENNETH A GIBSON'S.
Jan ll 1
JAS. G. GIBBES is respectfully nomi?
nated for next Mayor.
Jan ll _MANY FRIENDS.
.M^p. EDITOR: I notice in your issv/e of the
Gth inst., a re-nomination of nur "?resent
Maye . This, I presume, will pvc general
satisfaction. Surely there is no one more
justly entitled to public consideration. The
nomination truthfully denominates him a
"publie benefactor," and to the poor es?
pecially. The city and her poor, however,
were not alone the recipients of his purse.
To him charity was not confined to Muni?
cipal boundaries. His expanded views and
enlarged heart were not circumscribed by
selfish considerations. No wanderer of
distress ever knocked at his door, who did
not depart with thanks to thc occupants.
An appreciative people will not forget him.
They will "render unto Caesar things that
are Caesar's." JUSTICE.
John W. Steele,
North-east Corner of King and George. ?' .
CHARLESTON, S. C. \
THE attention of buyers is called to
the complete assortment of GENTLE?
MEN'S' FURNISHING A FANCY GOODS
now offered. Shirts, Underwear, Gloves,
Hosiery, Toilette Articles, Ac. Fancy Gooda
of every variety. Trunks, Valises, Travel?
ing Bags, Ac. Tho public are respectfully
invited to call and examine. Jan ll lin
THE undersigned have formed a copartn?
ership for the'pTirpose of cdkdaeti&g
a general HARDWARE BUSINESS in this
city, under the namt> and style of DIAL &
POPE, and hope to merit and receive a full
share of public patronage.
JNO. C. DIAL,
Jan 10 3 F. M. POPE.
THE copartnership heretofore existing
under the name of THOS. FLAN IG AN
it CO., is this day dissolved by its own
limitation. All indebted will please make
immediate payment, and all parties having
claims will present them for payment.
THOMAS F?AN IG AN,
_Jan JO 3* _RICHARD FLAN IG AN.
South Carolina University.
THE Students of this Institution are
horeby rcspectfullv informed, that they
can obtain their TEXT BOOKS, and any?
thing else that they may need in thc way
of BOOKS and STATIONERY, on appli?
cation to TOWNSEND A NORTH,
Booksellers, in rear of Bedell's.
Jan 10 3*
"VTTA-NTED 500 lbs. WOOL, for which
VT a fair price will be paid, bv
_Jan9 A. R. PHILLIPS, Pavia' Alley.
AT HISS H. HEIDTS STO?E,
A PPLES AND FRUITS.
A LADIES' BASKETS.
DOUBLE TUBE PIPES.
Tinware and Fancv Biscuits.
Citrsn, Prunes and Raisins.
Vermioilh, Carley, &o.
Jan 9 3* MISS M. HEIDT.
TO close Si) t our stock in CARPETS, we
will sell all-wool Carpets from 75 *o 90
cents a yard. All in noedybctter mc
earlv and g*t a <;reat bargain\
ABELES, MYERS ?^??L^-\__
Jan 9 6 Opposite old City Hotel.
BY ABELES. MYERS & CO.,
PAA YARDS BUGLE TRIMMINGS,
OUU all styles. 50 dozen setts of
Bugle Ornaments, suitable for cloaks and
dress trimmings, which we will sell at a
very low price.
ABELES, MYERS A CO.?
Jan 9 6 Opposite old City Hotel.
Handsome Dwellings and Valuable
Vacant Lots at Private Sale.
THE new and handsome TWO-STORY
DWELLING on tho corner of Richland
and Gates streets. The house contains 12
rooms, well airangerl. The lotis one acre.
The out-buildii.gs aro ample.
A Two-story DWELLING on the East
side of Henderson street, between Gervais,
and Senate stroots. The house contains 8
room . , tho lot one-third of an acre. ?here
are on the Jot kitchen, carriage house,
smoko house, Ac.
2 BUILDING LOT? on thc East side of
Main street, between Laurel and Richland
streets, fronting on Main street 52 feet
each by 313 feet deep. Those lots are ad?
mirably located for business, and will be
sold together if desired. For terms, Ac,
apply to A. R. PHILLIPS,
Jan 6 sw Com. Agent, Davis' Alley.