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Wednesday Morning, Jan. 24,1866.
T?ie Conflict. >
We would much prefer not to dis?
cuss Federal politics at this time. It j
is not good for the South, we hon?
estly believe ; but the necessities of
the important juncture require some j
comments from Southern presses.
The President is for the restoration
of thc States to their* appropriate
positions in the Union ; the Radicals
desire to throw the States back under
territorial governments, and hold
them as conquered provinces. But
this is not all. The Radicals argue
that the rebels have forfeited every
civil and political privilege ; that they
cannot now claim anything as a right,
but are dependent entirely upon the
clemency pf their conquerors ; that
their lands and property have passed,
through their treason, to the Govern?
ment, and should be disposed of by
the Government for the benefit of the
freedmen and the payment of the
public liabilities. Their programme
involves the continuance of military
authority, und tho exclusion of civil
for despotic rule.
We do not agree with our able co
temporary of the Louisville Courier,
_ihat there is no alternative after the
rejection of the President's policy,
but theailoption of that of the Radi?
cals. He is master of the position,
as controller of "the veto power, and
as Commander-in-Chief of the Army
and Navy. He has the power to en?
force his policy, and, as \v*e say else?
where, wo believe be can ruX.
reconstruction train through.
As the Louisville Courier says, the
object of the Radicals may be to ob?
tain possession of the country and
mettle it up with Northern men. With
their programme adopted they would
have but little difficulty in doing this,
for they could easily make the condi?
tion of the people so intolerable that
they would be compelled to emigrate.
If their property was not stolen from
them, their anxiety to leave the coun?
try would induce them to sell at
nominal prices, and the Northern
cormorants would fatten and grow
rich upon their misfortunes.
On the other hand, if the Presi?
dent's policy is adopted, the people
and the States will be left to take care
of themselves ; their State govern?
ments will bo retained ; their mem?
bers will be admitted to their seats ;
justice will be administered, and pri?
vate rights will be secure. The] rav?
ages of the war will soon disappear,
and its losses be recovered. How can
any'patriot, or friend of the South,
hesitate between these policies ? The
one just, statesmanlike and benifi
the other cruel, heartless, de
ve and revolting. It is folly
under such circumstances
is criminal to oppose,
lit may have employed
to bring/ about this result
fhich we cannot all approve ; but
>ow different would have been the
ulition of the South, if, at the
jse of the war, he had thrown him
tlic arms of the Radicals,
the great power in his
kearry out their schemes,
m alone should be suffi
jnce every friend of tho
"much is due the President j
knly and patriotic stand,
strong thc obligation on our
to sustain him in his great con- :
the restoration of the South.
cpx impression, is that the
imth has to do with Fede
Fthe better. The resusci
?e South, thc development ;
'of her great resources, and the means \
ito most elTectually develop these ;
^resources, ure worth mor^ than thc
defeat of the Radicals or the triumph
of either party at the North.
A late Memphis paper says of the
Memphis and Charleston Railroad : !
" On this road, which has been in I
complete running order throughout :
its entire length, a number of new j
bridges and culverts are being con-j
structed, and such additional switches
and side-tracks as will meet the de
mands of the increasing traffic. The !
growth of business on this road is
something really wonderful. A walk
through and about the depot will !
realize for even the casual observer !
that the energy and labor of the
officers of this leading railroad have ;
entirely dissipated tho traces of war
and military occupation, so recently ,
manifest. The new iron bridge over!
the Tennessee River, at Decatur, will1
shortly bo put np. It will be one of
the finest structures of the kind in i
the Southern countrv, and will cost '
not loss than $180,000.
i m m-jjggggg^
Whot the So alb Needs.
Speaking of the necessities of the
South, a gentleman remarked to tho
editor of the New Orleans Crescent,
that "the South doesn't want con?
ventions, or legislation, lectures or
speeches; she wants money and
mules. Giro her plenty of money
and mules, and she will get along
very well." In one sense, the gen
tlema? was perfectly right. He dii
not, perhaps, mean that the South
needs nothing but money and mules
to enable her to reach the summit of
earthly prosperity, and the acme of
mian bliss; but simply that, as her
calamities are material and physical,
at least those of her calamities which
are curable, so her needs and her
remedies must be material and physi?
cal likewise. Hence "money and
mules" may be considered a general
expression for those things of which
we at the South are now in want, for
the purpose of re-organizing our in?
dustrial system and regaiuing our
The whole world is vitally interest?
ed in obtaining our great staples, and
as agricultural in the South promises
for a time to be more profitable than
any other investment, we presume
there will be no lack of pecuniary
facilities. Companies are already in
process of formation, for the purpose
of working Southern lands under
purchase or lease, or iu partnership
with the proprietors.
We have other needs that are
pressingly felt. One of these-that
of labor-is so vital that, unless it be
promptly provided for, nothing will
remain to us in the immediate future
but disaster and ruin. Without labor,
all our efforts are powerless to wring
iru7??-the earth its treasured store of
Beneath the surface of^ our lands,
vast and untouched mines lie hidden
from the day. We have an immense
area of virgin soil yet unbroken by
the plough. The fertile bosom of
the earth needs only the hand of
labor to bloom into all the opulence
of cotton and sugar; but. the hand of
labor is withheld, until we find means
to bring it into active use.
The negroes are still dreaming that
some impossible revolution is in pre?
paration for them, by wliich they will
be relieved forever from the necessity
of labor ; but such a state of things
cannot last. The people of the South
have not lost their energy or their
hope. If the negroes, who constitute
the natural working population, will
not do the duty which ia allotted to
them-the duty which is done cboor
f ully by white people, in other com?
munities, we must simply get labor
If the Northern people, therefore,
desire to see the industry of the South
resuscitated-if they want to partake
of that opulent banquet which South?
ern resources offer to the world, they
must not only send ns "money and
mules," but that labor which alone
will make "money and mules" availa?
ble. At least they must cease those
agitations which drive the negro to
idleness, and assist us in making them
see that their only hope of a com?
fortable existence, or of any existence
at all, is in performing their part of
the work of our society, that is to say,
the manual labor.
A Tribute to Stonewall Jackson from
a Federul Officer.
Major George McKnight, of New
Berne, N. C., having, on behalf of
the citizens, applied to the com?
mandant of that district for permis?
sion to hold a benefit for Mrs. Jack?
son, received tho following reply,
which does honor to the head and
heart of its writer:
"HEADQ'RS, DISTRICT NEW BERNE,
NEW BERNE, N. C. , Jan. 13,1866.
Mr. George McKnight-SIR: The
colonel commanding the district
directs me to inform you, in reply to
your communication of this date re?
specting your proposition for the
benefit of the widow of 'Stonewall'
Jackson, that the United States mili?
tary authorities can never object to a
charitable action. All soldiers owe a
tribute to galllantry and honor. It is
presumed that every officer of this
command will esteem it a privilege to
be permitted to engage with you in
the assistance of a lady whose, hus?
band was so respected and so re?
"I have the honor to be, very re?
spectfully, vour obedient servant,
H. K. ELLIS,
Acting Ass't. Adj't. .Gen'l."
Four-horse omnibuses are now
being run across the Mississippi, on
the ice, opposite St. Louia. It is
thought that the ice is sufficiently
thick tu curry a locomotive safely
Th? Mexican New?.
The New ?brk Herald, commenting
on the news we published from, that
paper, yesterday, says:
There has been some excitement
created by the recent news from
Mexico, that a few hundred Ameri?
cans crossed the Rio Grande, stormed
the imperial city of Bagdad, cap?
tured a party of Imperial troops, and
actually summoned a couple of Napo?
leon's gun-boats to surrender. All
this might have been expected. There
are plenty of roving fellows to be
found, especially among the dis?
charged officers and soldiers of the
rebel army, to undertake raids o? this
kind, for which, of course, the Go?
vernment is not responsible. Al?
though the Monroe doctrine was lite?
rally represented in thc persons of
the parties who participated in tins
freak, not ono of them, wa will ven?
ture to say, had any political idea
upon the question. They regard the
French and Austrians in Mexico as
filibusters, and they thought they
might as well do a little filibustering
too; so they made a dash at Bagdad,
scared the soldiers of Maximilian, and
carried off a goodly share of booty.
They had probably road the state?
ment of M. Druyn de Llmys to Mr.
Bigelow, the other day, that if we
wanted to settle any difficulty in
Mexico, we must make our applica?
tions to Mexico, and not to France,
and they were just acting on this di?
But, joking apart, there is no
danger, of course, that this escapade
on the Rio Grande will complicate
our Government with France. The
fact is well known, we presume, that
there is abundance of the fillibuster
ing element to be found in the coun?
try at present, and that Mexico is a
very tempting spot just now for the
application of fillibustering tenden?
cies. It was but the other day that
an offer was made to the Mexican
Consul at Han Francisco of two regi?
ments, armed and equipped, to enter
the service of thc liberal cause when?
ever and wherever the Consul pleased
to send them. These were, no doubt,
composed chiefly of retired rebel
soldiers. There is hardly a vessel
leaving these ports for Chili or Peru
that does not carry a few Northern
men and a good mahy Southerners to
those countries, with thc intention of
taking up arms there. They may go
to those localities, just as they cross
into Mexico, as emigrants, and the
Government has nf? power to prevent
The French Journal ???s D?bats, re?
marking the other day on the corres?
pondence between Capt. Clouet and
Gen. Weitzel, who is in command of
the American troops at Matamoras,
expressed groat fears of a collision
between the French and American
troops, and said that the situation
was not without peril to France, for if
it took her ten years to subdue the
Mexicans, what would be thc conse?
quence if a war with the United
States was to ensue? Perhaps these
fillibuster's who attacked Bagdad are
trying to furnish a solution to the
French editor's ideas.
The House bill relating to the
elective franchise in the District of
Columbia having been acted upon in
part, and recommitted, was reported
on Friday. As thus amended, it
1. That every male person twenty
one years of ago, except paupers,
persons under guardianship and
criminals, who has resided in the
District six months, is entitled to
2. That a rejection or refusal to
receive votes of all thus entitled to
vote is punishable by fine not exceed?
ing five thousand dollars, or impri?
sonment one year in the District jail,
3. That wilful disturbance of any
elector in the exorcise of his fran?
chise is liable to a tine of one thou?
sand dollars, or imprisonment thirty
days, or both.
Other provisions relate to prepara?
tion of check list, etc.
The clause requiring the voter to
know how tv read and write is
Colonel Forney writes to the Phila?
delphia Press, from Washington :
" Gradually, yet surely, the difficul?
ties in the way of restoration are sub?
siding, and that which was believed
to be among the probabilities, viz: a
difference between the prominent and
controlling intellects of the National
Union organization, may now, I
think, be wholly discarded. There is,
in fact, so little to quarrel about, that
he will be a factious and daring par?
tisan, indeed, Avho attempts to make
head against those necessities which
demand peace, on thc basis of some?
thing like the President's policy. It
does not seem to be doubted that*the
question of suffrage will be adjusted
with the consent of nearly all parties,
by an amendment to the National
Constitution, making voters instead
of numbers the foundation of repre?
sentation in Cougress."
From the plantations, we have
tidings good and bad. On many
places, the laborers are giving full
satisfaction, while from others come
heavy complaints. We hear of cases
in which the laborers work well, and
profess themselves pleased with the
terms offered, but "will not sign the
contract. They seem to fear a trap.
One old "mauma" says, "I gib my
han' to de Lord Jesus long time ago,
an* I can't gib it to anybody else."
IM-*- ' ' ''V: ' Sjfrj * ^vSatmm
MESSRS. Eofrorts : Tho poet sings
"Nought BO fait but wrought from that fair
JlevOlts at true birth Btumbling on abuse."
And we would respectfully ask if Assembly
street be not "fallen from its high estate?"
There was a time when peace and quiet
held their sway, when nought disturbed
tho drowsy dignity of thia then retired
quarter of the city, when 'twas but a ?tcp
from the active bustle of tl ic Broadway of
Columbia to thc placid calm of Assembly
street. But now the fortune of war has
given this quarter of our city tho chief
commercial interests of thc community.
lu it aro congregated the leading mer?
chants'; there can be found the prince of
commerce and thc humble vender of thc
gouber pea ; there can be purchased pur ide
and fine linen, if your purse can stand thc
shock; or, if you have not thc shekels of
gold, may spend your city bills in humbler
vestments ; there you cali buy tho delicate
confects of France, the dates of Araby,
and thc fruits of the Indies-assuming
that the <jell is in your pouch ; still, if thc
"besoine d'asqucC" pinches your portmon
naie, you can tickle your palate with
humbler cates, for side by sido with these
colossus of trade, in the easy affluence
which marks thc man who pays neither
rent n >r water tax, stands the lowly stall of
thc pcripatitic vender of thc homely gunja
and domestic ginger-pop. But, sir, whilst
we frankly admit that these signs are indi?
cative of a growing prosperity, and that
the wondrous shop-windows show manv
things strange to our eyes for four sad,
weary years, yet do we maintain that tho
condition of Assembly street is not so
creditable as when "1'lancus was Consul."
Wc hold that the side-walks of this
thoroughfare, and its intersection, are not
thc proper places for the location of extem?
pore market-stalls and depots for produce.
We claim that thc many impromptu restau?
rants, with which these localities abound,
are highly unconstitutional. We hold that
the city trees were not planted to bo gar?
nished with a checeaux de frieze of spikes,
and festooned with legs of mutton or quar?
ters of beet; that they Were never designed
to bear strings of tish, or be decorated with
links of sausago-nieat. We say it, without
hesitation, and without fear of contra?
diction, with all duo respect to the pro?
prietor alluded to, that the old well-sued,
transformed into an apple-booth and
planted in the intersection of Assembly
I and l'lain streets, is clearly au innovation.
! We assert tbat, lmowcver picturesque and
I romantic this establishment of a pagoda in
i oui midst may appear, thc situation is
i illegal Whilst we commend the artistic
! effect as a feature of architecture, we con
? denni the position ?;? prejudicial to a sense
i of law ana order.
Sirs, are wc to have the irrepressible
nigger eternally hung around our necks ?
ile is tho monopolizer of the fay ends of
trade; Assembly street is his theatre of
action; there, "from early morn to dewy
eve," he basks in the grateful sun ; or,
when "chill winter's rain sets in," retires
to the vault of the old Branch Bank, to
rise with the morrow's sun like a giant re?
freshed. The ladies of this gentle race
show bravely on Assembly street, whether
as "the glass of fashion and thc moulds of
form'' flaunting gaily in "silken sheen and
satin robe," or plying tho avocation of
busy traftie. Materially assist in laving
the air with the fragrant odor of the nigger,
j A strange place now is Assembly street !
j The formidable Dame des Halle there holds
her empire ; and amidst the bustle ol' tho
mart may be often heard the shrill tones
of a professor of Billingsgate, berating
some stolid freedman, wno having "par?
took" has failed to pay. The nigger per?
colates through every phase of our life,
; and 1 would ask if there be no way in
I which bc can be contracted in his sphere V
; fan the authorities not clear Assembly
1 street of these incxuiibrances on the side
? walk and in thc main way? Independent
i of thc inconvenience to the public, the col
I lection of tilth and garbage must eventually
I affect the health ol' the city. Your corres?
pondent's observations tend to the hope
that Assembly street, and indeed all of the
streets of our lovely city, be purged ol
these exere?*cnees which are at once un?
sightly to the eyes, injurious toyhealth,
and prejudicial to law and order. And in
taking leave, of the subject, wo ffrJi a-i?nrcd
that the sketch pr?sentai is such as will bc
recognized by t?iv frequenter of Assembly
1 CLEOPATRA "A NIGGER," AFTEI
j ALL.-Wo alluded, the other day, tc
j -what we considered a very alisun:
j notion prevalent with certain negro
: philists with regard to Cleopatra, viz
that she was a negro. We though'
we had good authority on our side
The first of her ancestors, of whon
anything is known, was Ptolemy, J
General of Alexander the Great, t<
whom, in the division of that con
? queror's vast empire, thc kingdom o
Egypt fell. The family continued t<
reign over Egypt until, in the timi
of Cleopatra, and in her person, i
became extinct. Ptolemy Philadel
phus, one of Cleopatra's ancestors
was the man who ordered the trans
j lation of thc Old Testament int<
I Greek. It was done, and the work i
j still extant under the name of th
j " Septuagint"-so called becaus
I Ptolemy employed seventy learnei
i men in the work. The family o
j Ptolemy, generally, was one of th
most illustrious of antiquity. W
! certainly never read that they wer
I negroes. On the contrary, ever;
I writer, ancient and modern, who ha
? spoken of them at all, describes ther
j as pure Greek-the highest and mos
refined of all the Caucasian types.
But we stand corrected. A Judg
has decided, upon the bench, thu
Cleopatra was "a nigger," and sue
she must be to the end oi time. Ho^
wise Judges have become in thea
latter days !-Richmond Dispatch.
A happy family is mentioned s
Augusta, Maine. Three ministers,
Congregationalist, a Unitarian an
an Episcopalian, board in the sam
house. The landlord is a Universals
and the servant a Catholic.
A simple invention waa exhibite
at the late Birmingham cattle sho
for making butter by atmospheri
I action, the air being forced fry
plunger into the midst of the milk c
cream, which is contained in a eylii
der, the result being that in a fe
minutes butter is made, leaving th
milk perfectly sweet for family use.
It should be between husband an
wife as between two harp strings-tl:
one trembling when the other
rm rr^V ?r? -m,-mm
KngUnd and thc Vnitcd State?.
It appears that the United States
Senate, by a vote of twenty-five to
twelve, have voted down the resolu?
tion offered by Senator Chandler, of
Michigan, suspending commercial in?
tercourse with Great Britain, and
recalling the American Minister from
Hie Court. The reason assigned by
the resolution for the proposed action
of Congress was, that the diplomatic
correspondence with the Government
nf Great Britain in relation to the
demands of thc United States for
damages committed on American com?
merce through the agencj of British
subjects had resulted in thc refusal of
the British Government to satisfy our
One of the sensation journals in
New York observes that the introduc?
tion of this resolution was intended
to give some definite expression,
through the mouth-piece of Congress,
to the opinion which is known to
exist universally with the American
people upon this question. The Se?
nate, however, refuses to become the
"mouth-piece." It is evidently of
the impression that the sensation
newspapers are not thc American peo?
ple, and that the American people do
not desire a rupture with England,
nor the interests and honor of the
jountry demand it.
"The resolution," says a bellicose
journal, " will no doubt be received
in England as another evidence that
ive do not intend to be trifled with."
[t follows, therefore, as the resolution
nas not passed thc Senate, that Eng
aud will conclude wc do intend to
JO trifled with ! it may be, however,
hat England will recognize tho Se?
nde as a moro intelligent and re?
sponsible custodian of the national
?onor than the sensation journals,
?uch puerile bravado as this, " we do
lot intend to bc trifled with," lowers
American character and diguity
ibroad. Such gasconade is absolutely
mknown among the public prints of
he Old World. If it should appear
n an English or continental newspa?
per, it would be interpreted to mean
var. The press there does not deem
t a legitimate use of its influence to
inperil the public interests, and em?
broil nations by words of sound and
'ury, signifying nothing.
England has not the most remote
ntention of trifling with America,
'or she understands, even more clearly
han some of our own belligerent pa
riots, the ruinous consequences of
>uch folly. Neither nation can afford
:o go to war. There are no questions
>etween them which do not admit of
imicable adjustment. England is a
ireat country, and so is the United
states, and will be greater still, if it
:urus a deaf ear to the war-hawks.
How is IT?-The New York Tri?
bune, of Saturday, says:
"The constitutional amendment is
paper. The State ordinances are
lighwaymen's receipts, bonds given
:o the Alabama, payable six months
ifter eternity. The purpose of
davery is not dead. General Schurz
issures us that many wealthy citizens
?vere of the opinion that Northern
nen might go South and live safely.
Mark! It is only an opinion. There
s doubt about it. Perhaps yes, pro?
bably nay. This was the doubt of
Filly, when the whole South was
inder armed mon. Is it a doubt
The Tribune, of Monday, says:
"We say, then, to every enterpris?
es young man who has a decent
knowledge of the routine of farm
abpr, and can command a few thou?
in!, dollars, go South and plant
jottom if you will! You can hardly
fail to fuake money by it. There are
minions' ?f acres lying idle which can
JO bougfrt or leased very cheaply;
you can Jjdre labor in plenty at fair
rates, provided you can pay for it so
fest' as the vf.ages are earned; and you
:an grow fail* upland at ten cents per
pound, and :?11 next year's crop for
twenty-five iP gobi- If that isn't a
rood 'business, we know not where
yon will find ii; and you can grow a
second crop twenty-five per cent,
meaper than your first."
Does the Tribune want all these
snterprising young men murdered,
yr does it make assertions of danger,
in Saturday, which it believes so
little that it forgets them over
sunday?-Newark (,N. J.) Journal.
How Government clerks are ruined
for life, is thus sketched off by a
Washington correspondent :
Quite a little fluttering was pro-.
luced among the clerk? ifthe Trea
uiry Department about zVweek ago,
>y finding numerous tick?>ts-oMeave
me morning upon their desks, in?
stead of the usual budget of day's
?vork. I would not speak of this, at
his late day, were I not Anxious to
;xtract a moral therefrom, and to
ender the consolation of philosophy
;o thc bereaved. M
I have taken occasion Ace before
o -.vari; aspiring young^Hn against
he folly of rushing iiiSMklie.se Go?
vernment work-shops ^HBemploy
nent, and I mean to kofi Hug so as
>ften as the opportiflSKpresents
tself. The inlluene^B Hp1' de?
triments is so \nAm A to the
ntellect and so I>:ir?| Bathe en
:rgies that no maiiB HLmths,
las enough stivnpyB R'':tt: to
ireak away fiomiB Ba0''1'"'
>e kicked out of Am m);u"'
or other rnu?o^H H
vreck, he ffl^^WS^^^rSBItT'1'''"
to the *<B?rnBK^?[^!^Z^?j.
Mn dam (J<
s at Carnes,,
Advertisements, to* insure insertion,
should be banded in by i o'clock p. n>.
CASU.-Our tenus for subscription, ad?
vertising ar.d job work are cash. We 1M.,J?
all parties will bear ibis in mind.
'THE CODE." -Tbc Acts passed by thu
L?gislature relative to tbs freedmen, na?
sale at. tins office. Prico 20 couts; by mail
AGENTS FOR THE PHOENIX.- Thomas P.
Slider, Esq., of Charleston, and H. L. Darr,
Esq., of Sumter, aro th? authorized agenta
of the Phoenix, in those section* bf tho
State. ww?v-v J
Tux BURNING or COLUMBIA.-An inter?
esting account of the "Sack and Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia, S. C.," has
just beon issued, in pamphlet form, from
tho P/uenix steam power press. Orders
can be Riled to any extent.
We are pleased to learn, from the Presi?
dent of thc South Carolina Railroad, that
by thc end of the current month thc trains
will bc running to Blackville, and arrange?
ments will be made by tile company to
transport freight through to Augusta.
THE WASHINGTON STREET METHODIST
CHURCH.-We are pleased to see thc com?
modious Sabbath School-room, attached to
the Washington Street Methodist Church,
rapidly progressing to completion. This
building is intended as a temporary church
for that congregation, and will be a great
convenience to its members.
THE MYSTIC SYMBOL.-III Mr. Jos. T.
Zealy's establishment, on Assembly street,
is a mysterious symbol, whim cannot fail
to attract attention, and puzzles the unini?
tiated not a little. It is this:
* O. *
W. S. T.
* B. *
We will not attempt to unravel the mys?
tery, but will just hint that the contents
besides their other virtues-are "a sure
cure" for fever and ague. A glanes at Mr.
Zealy's notice, in another column, will show
that lie has an excellent assortment of
good things, which only require to be
known to be appreciated. Recollect that
the 'limits of un sdvertisera^nft- ".iii- not
admit of a complete list of what dealers
have on hand-therefore, call and examine
STATE TAXES.-In our columns, yester?
day, was an important notice to Tax Col?
lectors and tho Commissioners to approve
the sureties of the bonds of public officers,
in relation to the duties they arc called
upon to discharge at an early day. Thc
notice of thc Treasurer is endorsed and
commended by the Comptroller-General,
and particular attention is called to his
notice. The Legislature of the State, under
the Ordinance of the Convention, has
changed the entire system of taxation
having adopted an ail Ciliarem scale, which
will be fully explained in the instructions
of the Comptroller-General, shortly to be
In thia k-oinieetion, we may say that we
are sorry to part tri th Mr. Black as Comp?
troller-General, he not being re-eligible
under existing laws. He has been con?
nected with this department for upwards
of twenty years, and from our connection
with tho State printing, we know that ho
has been perfectly conversant with all its
details. During his official term aa Comp?
troller, for.the past four years, ho has had
the most trying time that any of his pre?
decessors have had, and he retires
from thc office with the full consciousness
of having discharged his duty, and bearing
with him the confidence of the Legislature
and the State.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention ia call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
aro ? ublishcd thia morning for th* first
Hunt A Bro.-Shipping Merchants, etc,
" " -Peruvian Guano.
Fisher A Lowrance-Bacon, otc.
Mooting of Masonic Fraternity.
Miss Shaud-School Notice.
E. Shiver-Watches, Clocks, etc.
J. T. Zealy-Wines, Groceries, Ac.
A. L. Solomon-Salt.
" " -Flour.
" " -Molasses.
Nature's furniture of the mouth, is far
profcrablo to any that art can supply.
Therefore, keep your teeth clean, and in
good repair with that toilet gem, Fragrant
Sozodont. Brush them daily with this de?
licious vegetable preparation, and they will
not be likely to crumble or decay. __^
VERYFCNNY.-lu tho Uuiied States
House of Represeriiiitives, on Mon
day^T'^J^^ni?mall, / (Republican, ) of
Pennsylvania, offered the following :
"Whereas all government derives
it powers from thU consent of the
governed ; and .'heri?W the best way
of obtaining tin t consent is through
the ballot-hox : aiud whereas the
white men of th s District of Colum?
bia have by that m ians decreed that
in their opinion tina black men of tho
District should uovt be allowed tho
right of suffrage?/therefore
"Resolved,the Committee for
the District of ZlMumbiabe instructed
to inquire imo the expediency of
ordering an /election, at which the
blacks of th? District shall decide by
ballot whether in their opinion the
white meir of the District should be
allowed tli/j right of suffrage."
Mr. Spalding, (Republican,) of
Ohio, nuved that the resolution bo
laid on the table ; which was agreed
to by yeas 138, nays 12. A
! The female clerks in Washing
counted $330,000,000 last year,
I did not steal one. i