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Saturday Morning, Jan. 27, 1866.
In a sermon preached on Thanks?
giving day by the rector of Trinity
(Episcopal) Church of Baltimore, thc
reverend gentleman said:
I shall reserve tho remainder of
my remarks to a subject which is
rarely alluded to in the pulpit, but
which is exercising a most important
influence upon every State, city,
village, county, and family of our
Union. I refer to the press-the
newspaper-which, from the smallest
beginning, a luxury to the favored
few, has become indispensable to
millions, and whose power in forming
public sentiment is unmeasurable.
To illustrate remotely the influ?
ence of this power, suppose a person
of intelligence coming to your family
every morning. He informs you of
all tnfft has occurred in your city, in
your country, in Europe, or distant
Asia. He gathers the details of each
interesting event; he attends each
important meeting, and tells you
what was said and done. In rain and
tempest, in summer and winter, does
this person pay you his daily visits;
and not only brings you information,
but gives you his opinion on each
question that, arises. In time he be?
comes one of you; he is identified
with your family; and the character
of yourself and those around have
been moulded by this constant con?
But the newspaper does more. It
brings you an hundred different
articles, besides advertisements. It
can be read at leisure. Its informa?
tion reaches children, and is read by
servants. It forms the subject of
conversation, and plies its ceaseless
visits to your home, instinctive, en?
tertaining and interesting to alT
Have I over-estimated the -force of
this mighty engine? The French
encyclopaedists helped to produce
the French revolution by means of
ponderous books reaching tho learned
What increased influence must the
modern press exert, sctfttering its
myriad thoughts daily among the
millions! How noble the ministry ol
the editor! How vast his capacity
for good or evil! He may enter thc
family daily and diffuse cheerfulness
by his diversified thoughts. He maj
dry the tear of sorrow, animate the
weary pilgrim to renewed exertions,
arrest the young man in his down
ward career, and shield the humbh
and defenseless against the invasior
of power. We have prayed for thi
President of the United States, and foi
all in authority-for our Senate ant
Representatives in Congress assent
* bled. And shall wo forget those wh<
make our Presidents and determine
The reverend gentleman has wei
defined and happily illustrated tin
influence of the newspaper in tin
family circle. It is trdlyHhe. grea
educator of the people, penetrating
into every position in life, and power
fully instrumental in moulding no
only political opinions, but tin
morals, habits, and pursuits of socio
ty. How important, then, that i
should be properly conducted am
not prostituted by pandering to th
baser passions of human nature.
Tn discussing tho importance am
advantages of a free press, it become
those of us who are connected wit]
its management to examine into it
duties, privileges and responsibili
ties-to ascertain its true mission
that we may guide and control it fo
the best interests of our country, an
of society at large-that we may wiol
its mighty influence in behalf of vii
tue and truth, the public honor an
weal, and the maintenance of th
Constitution of the country. It shoul
inculcate a cheerful obedience tj> th
laws, and discountenance and d<
noun ce vice in all ranks and statior
in life. Its conductors should jcs
lously watch over its columns, lest tl
slightest taint of immorality or in
purity should find its way there. Tl:
newspaper has become a necessity 1
every family, and, no matter how a
tractive the garb in which wron
teachings may be clothed, they shoul
be rigidly excluded from its pago
Flash novellettes, highly-colored d
scriptions of fashionable vices, thri
ing accounts of murders, robberi
and other crimes, the foibles ai
failings of human nature, all tend
tho demoralization of the tiste of tl
young reader, especially, arid edito
should be chary as to the manner
which they should be inserted.
The country has parjed through
terrible conflict, but peace has be
restored, and a great responsibili
now rests upon the newspapers
both sections. Their first mission
to exorcist! their influence in heali
the breach, in restoring to the extc
of that influence harmony among c
whole people, in co-operating in eve
measure intended to give a lasti
i wee to the United States and th
people, ia putting down fanaticism
wherever found, and in binding
together all the great interests of the
country, so that she may attain even
a higher degree of prosperity than
she lnyt ever yet enjoyed. We be?
lieve this to be hor destiny if her
people are true to themselves and the
efforts of the press aro used, not to
engender strife, resurrect old preju?
dices and revive past issues, but to
the development of her vast re?
sources and the constant inculcation
of correct principles in every depart?
ment which enters into a properly
organized society-social, political
THE BAGDAD AFFAIR.-The French
Ministerin Washington, has applied to
,the State Department for information
regarding the recent capture from thc
imperialists of Bagdad, on the Bio
Grande; but, as nothing official re?
lating to it has been received, of
course he cannot yet bc gratified.
General Sheridan lias been instructed
from Washington to investigate the
affair, and punish any United States
soldiers who may have been engaged
in rt. Several French officers lately
in the service of Maximilian arrived
in Washington Monday, on their way
back to their own country. They
give a highly colored picture of the
fine prospects of the Mexican empire.
THE NEW FIFTY CENT NOTES.-The
new fifty cent note has just been
issued by the Printing Bureau of the
Treasury departmen t. The new issue
is similar to the old one in size, and
differs from it only in the substitution
of a finely engraved picture of Gen.
Spinner in place of ex-Secretary
Fessenden, and slight^ iu its typo?
graphical appe: rance. It is the de?
sire of tho Department to ?rilli in all
old notes of tho denomination men?
tioned in order to redeem the genuine
and destroy the immense amount ol
counterfeit fifty cent fractional cur?
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WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAYS.-Thc
National InteUitjencer says that Mr.
Latrobe had an interview with Presi
dent Johnson last week, in which,
speaking of tho negroes, the Presi
dent declared that, whatever might
be his convictions in regard to negrc
suffrage in the District of Columbii
and Tennessee, he was firmly oppos?e
to forcing such suffrage upon tin
States by national legislation. Tin
distinct impression was left that lu
was not friendly to indiscriminate
negro suffrage in this District.
THE "MAN IN GRAY."-The Yanke?
giant in "gi*ay> clothes," who paid.'
friendly visit to Senator Wade, ii
Washington, and who frightened tin
Chronicle, man ink) babbling abeu
assassination, it has been ascertainei
was a man named Flemming, origi
nally from Kansas, and during th
last three years employed in tho Nav;
Yard at Brooklyn and Charlestown
Muss. The Republican says of th
subsequent movements of the Chrom
de's buckram hero :
It appears that the huge '-man ii
gray," who assaulted Senator Wade
in his own room, Wednesday noon
of last week, went immediately af te
to the quarters of Senator Wilson
and requested that gentleman to gh?
inni (the "man in gray") a' letter <
recommendation to the Secretary c
the Navy, remarking at the time, "
have just been to seo Senator Wad?
and he treated me like h-1." Thi
shows that the reported attempt t
assassinate Senator Wade was a
SFEAKEU COLFAX FAVORS THE AI
MISSION OF THE TENNESSEE MEMBER
The Nashville Bonner of the I?t
makes the following important ai
"We understand, from authoril
which wc regard as perfectly rcliabl
that Governor Brownlow received
letter on yesterday from the Hoi
Schuyler Colfax, Speaker of tl
House of Ilcpresentatives, in refe
ence to tho admission of the Tenne
seo delegation. In this epistle M
Colfax declares that he is for tl
! admission of our representatives r
the ground that tho State was orga
! ized during the war and before tl
close of hostilities, and also beean
it was thc first State restored. B
this is an individual expression. M
Colfax cannot vouch for the part
which may fail to sustain him in li
Tho steamer Palestine, the consc
of tho Canada, which sailed fro
Liverpool for Boston at tho sar
time with that steamer, has becu o
nearly four weeks. There are i*ppi
hensions she may lie lost.
The French are very anxious
resume their trade with the Unit
Abandoning the Country.
The Mobile Trihune, in comment?
ing on a communication in its co?
lumns in favor of emigration to Bra?
zil, coincides with tho views Ave
expressed yesterday on the samo sub?
ject, iu the following eloquent and
"Thc soil which ono has trod and
considered his own inheritance, and
that of his children, they would not
abandon, unless they were moved by
some hope of bettering their condi?
tion. Let thorn, try it, if they idease,
but wo tell them that their hearts will
remain here, no matter how far they
go. Their eyes will turn hitherward,
and the farther they go, the stronger
will be their passion to return. It is
human nature, and one of the most
respectable traits of it. The stories
of the Swiss, who is so noted for ad?
venture, and for the desire to see
new countries, and to fight .for any
cause, are, in some measure, strong
proof of the power of this passion.
The music of his native airs makes
him sick at heart; and there arc nu?
merous well-attested proofs.that he
has died from the* disease which tho
ancient Greeks found a word for: that
is nostalgia-evidence that, in old
Greece, men were killed by home?
sickness-love of thc soil whereon
they were reared.
To come back to a prosaic style, we
do not believe that things are as bad
as they seem to those who are dis?
posed to run away. We think that
the industry that will make a man
prosperous in Brazil will make him
prosperous here. Here he is known.
There he is a stranger. Here he has
around him men who know and sym?
pathize with him. There he will
have around him men and customs
that he is unacquainted with. Here
he can find sympathy. How can he
find it there among strangers, who
cannot bc expected to have any regard
for him? Here he has a foothold.
There he has none. If he start with
$10,000 in gold, he must expect to
spend every dollar of it before ho can
gather thc reward of his toil. Here
the 810,000, well managed, would
make him rich enough to provide
succor for his old age and educate
In short, he had better stay where
he is, and work up to the peace and
comfort which, with well-directed
labor, will bc secured after awhile;
but, above this,*we believe that it is
his duty to stay and take whatsoever
fate may be in reserve for our un?
happy people. He has no moral right
to desert. His skill and thrift may
help to secure not only the happiness
but the liberty of our people and his
We know that there have been
temptations offered to those men of
thrift and energy whom the war has
impoverished. Wc had a talk a few
days agc with one of our Confederate
Major-Generals, to whom was offered
a tempting inducement to go to
Mexico. He would have accepted it
instantly, if the condition precedent
had not rerpiired that he .should re?
linquish the right of citizenship in
tho State where ho wits born. He
could not make the sacrifice, and,
like a true soldier and gentleman JUS
lue is, he preferred to extort a living
from the soil of his own country.
HENRY. WARD BEECHER.-Dill any
of our read3rs ever see Henry Ward
Beecher: Brrrl-y, fat and vulgar. Be?
hold what the fancy of one of the
strong-minded can make of him:
Some of Henry Ward Beecher's
parishioners are susceptible and carry
their admiration of the Kev. Beecher
to au excess. Of this number would
seem to bo Miss Angust? Moore, an
enthusiastic youang woman, who has
occasionally appeared in print, and
who has now succeeded in getting tho
Harpers to publish a book of hers
called Notes from Plymouth Pulpit.
In this book Miss Moore, alluding to
the idol of her. heart (where is Mrs.
Beecher?) talks of his "glowing
eyes," "soul-lit face," and "royal
brow." She declares that his body
is as clastic as a rubber ball (where
did she find out that?) and has diverse
aspects "like tho mountains," a
"voice like a trumpet," "fairy harp
strings," or "a chime of bells," nn
"expression like tho angels' faces we
have seen in dreams," his forehead
"like a sun-touched mountain," and
"his aspect altogether noble, beauti?
ful, serene." Mr. Beecher may well
pray to be delivered from such stuil*
A FISHING COMPANY.-A company
has been formed in New York with a
view of opening a fish and oyster
trade with Florida. Vessels have
been bought for this purpose, and
men skilled in all the details of the
business have been engaged. Tho
Indian River, the pioneer steamer of
thc linc, has already reached Florida,
and will soon bo despatched North
with a cargo. The oysters are to be
opened by a steam apparatus. The
biking of fish and turtle will also con?
stitute a portion of the business.
Thc receipts of internal revenue
from Mobile and New Orleans have
been very heavy of late, and from
South Cirolina and Georgia tho re?
turns have alscrbecn handsome. Tho
more cotton the South is found to
possess, thc more will the collers of
Uncle Sam's strong box IK; found to
THE DESTRUCTrvES SNUBBED.-Tho
appeal of two eminent lawyers of tho
South, against the application of tho
test-oath iu tho Supremo Court, has
proved already a practical triumph.
In anticipation of direct defeat by
the verdict of that high tribunal, tho
Black Republicans have attempted to
flank tho movement by removing the
test in the case of lawyers practicing
before the Federal Judges. Mr. Ste?
vens himself, leading off in that
adroit, but rather late manouvre, the
House of Representatives has actually
sustained a resolution for the repeal
of the test-oath so far as it applies to
lawyers. To taking time, in this way, j
by the forelock, as the Republicans
have done, they yet have not. saved
themselves, in effect, from the rebuke
of their virtual confession of tho ad?
verse decision of the Supreme Court.
But we trust, as the road to the de?
feat of the test-oath has now been
pointed out plainly, that all the par?
ies who sn flor under the disability of
that oath, will appeal from it at once
to the Supreme Court. Several agents
of tho Treasury at the South are re?
fused payment of their-salaries be?
cause of their inability to submit to
that abominable test; and we hope
that they will at once appeal against
it by putting forward one or two of
their numbers, to resist it in the form
of suits for payment, before the Fede
ral courts.-New York News.
THE NEGRO IK THE WAT OF COLO?
RADO.-Colorado has applied to Con?
gress for admission into the Union as
a sovereign State. Some negroes
petitioned the Senate recently "for?
bidding tho banns" in that ease until
the Constitution of Colorado shall
have been so modified as to have
leveled expressly all distinctions of
race and color. The people of the
territory have, however, not seen
proper to declare, in their fundamen?
tal law, that the black man is as good
as the white, if not very much better;
and we shall not be at all surprised
that their application for admission
into the Union shall be resisted on
that ground. The extravagant vio?
lence of the Sumners and the Ste?
vens' and the Kellys may refuse Colo?
rado admission until her Constitution
shall, at all events, guarantee the
right of suffrage to the blacks, and in
even that case will have but repeated,
in a milder form, the revolutionary
spirit in which they deal with the
representatives of the State's of the
South.-New York Nar*.
INTERESTING TO CHESS-PLAYERS, j
The New Orleans Slur, of the 14th,
in its chess - column gives us the fol- j
"Mr. Earnest Morphy. formerly of !
thiseity, and now of Quincy, Illinois,
is now on a visit to New Orleans. Wo
understand that although of late years |
Mr. M. has almost entirely abandon
ed thc practice of chess, he still rc- j
tains his old fondness for it, and has
given a good deal of his attention t-> j
the theory of Lue game. We are in
formed that the results of his labor j
will soon be given to the world in the !
shape of a book on the openings, j
which will contain a complete analysis I
of the (lebitls, including all the latest |
discoveries in that, important branch i
of the science of chess. One peru- I
harity of this work will be the system !
of arrangement adopted "ny the author,
by which he has been able to com- j
press a complete course of lessons
within a singularly small space. The j
leading gaines will be shorn of the I
greater portion of their formidable |
cortege of variations, so repulsive! to ?
the student, and which so unneeessa- |
ri ly swell most (?hess books to incom- j
CONFISCATED COMMUNION PLATE.- i
Rev. C. C. Pinckney, ol' Charleston,
South Carolina, writes that at the
capture of Columbia by Sherman,
the communion service ol' his church
was carried oft". It had been sent
there for safety. Each piece was en?
graved "Grace Church, Charleston."
The record book, 100 years old, is
also lost, and was "last seen going
North." Jle asks that friends who
hear of them may notify him. The
communion plate of St. Michael's,
Charleston, the gift of Queen Anne,
and that of Trinity Church, Co?
lumbia, was also captured, or else was
destroyed in the fin; on that occasion.
[ Boston Traveler.
A RICH BALK OF COTTON.-Many
cotton bales arriving in New York |
have to be overhauled, dirt and
stained cotton thrown out, and then
rebaled. The other day, two laborers,
in the discharge of this duty, found,
in one of the bales, $27,000 in gold.
Ono of them proposed to the other to
divide and koop mum, but the other
said he would report to the "boss."
The purchaser of the cotton claimed
the gold, and the seller claimed it, be?
cause the cotton was not delivered,
and for other reasons; and probably
the court will decide to whom this S
rich mine belongs. The purchaser !
gave the two laborers $400 each in
Tho Washington correspondent of
tho Philadelphia Ledger states that
contributions from abroad and from
importers in New York are flowing
freely into tha treasury of the Free
Trade League. It is stated, on good
authority, that August Belmont .sent
to it last week his check for ?50,000. \
It is said that some revelations, !
which have just come to light in re
gard to cotton frauds at the South,
implicate! high military and civil
officials, and pre'semt me>st. astounding j
Kore lg? \< \vs.
Tho steamer Asia, with Liverpool dates
to the Otb (evening) and Queenstown, has
Thc London Timex refers tn the satisfac?
tory aspect of European affairs, and trusts i
tho prospects of a lasting peace will have
some effect on the military administration
of tho European powers, and that there
will be some alleviation of those burdens
Which everywhere weigh so heavily.
The cattle disease is again increasing.
Sir John Gray, editor of the Dublin I
Freinai a, has boen appointed trish Lord
of the Treasury, in tho room of Colonel
White, who was defeated at Kidderminster
at the general election.
The Hight Hon. E. Cardwell,,Colonial
Secretary, had been making a speech at
Oxford. IL- stated that in his character as
member for. Oxford he had no doubt Par?
liamentary reform would be one of the
most important measures of next session,
and expressed the opinion that there never
was a Parliament better calculated than
the present one in its composition to give
to that great subject a fair and comprehen?
sivo hearing. Alluding to tb?: atlairs of
Jamaica, he said the temporary interrup?
tion of Governor Lyre's command was not
intended as a stigma; but it was essential
that all the powers of the Crown should bc
centred in one person, in order that thc
inquiry might be efficient, lb; bold it to
bo the duty of every man, with the fair?
ness of an Englishman, lo avoid all pre?
judgment of the result of thc inquiry.
Thc Manchester (.'uardian says:
'.Several American men-of-war art' now
lying in lin' harbor of Nice, lt is observed
that thc officers sedulously avoid mixing
with Englishmen and Frenchmen, and that
tin y only associate with thc members of
the Russian Colony there."
The Aniei ?can ship Guy Mannering,
Capt. Bourne, 1,600 tons register, bound
from New York to Liverpool, previously re?
ported safe at Obon, is now learned to be a
total wreck near Jona. Seventeen of the
crew were 'drowned, and the captain is
A report having reached Barcelona that
there was a "tendency to epidemic diar?
rhea" among the people of London, thc
authorities have forbidden English vessels
to land passengers without quarantine,
either al Barcelona or at any other place
within twenty leagues. The British Minis?
ter has, it is said, sent a strong remon?
strance to the Spauish Government.
Tiie British revenue for the year 18C5
amounted to ?60,1'J6,478, which is within a
?1,000,000 of the receipts in 1864, notwith?
standing thc fact that Sir. Gladstone's bud?
get remitted taxation to the amount of
?5,000,000 sterling in thc financial year.
lt is semi-officially announced that thc
Order of the (tarter is about to be conferred
on King Leopold II, of Belgium; that Sir
Robert Peel is tobo made a Grand Cross
of the Bath, and that Mr. Edward Butler,
M. I'., is Lo be included in thc lists, of new
Miss Longworth -Mrs. Yelverton has
become tho-lerror of the newspapers. She
has now actions on foot against titree of
them the Siilurilii/ lieoiew, (new trial,)
North Urilish Daily Moil and thc 1'all Mall
(i. Urti e.
'I'b:- Tiinis' Paris correspondent says a
discovery has been made at Toulon, where
the iron-plated frigate Provence is under?
going repairs, which shows tho danger
that menaces the entire iron-coated licet
of France. The Provence was titted out
for sea only fifteen months since, and
already a great number of her plates arc
nearly consumed with rust. The director
of naval architecture is of opinion that if a
composition be not discovered to prevent
the action ol' rust, thc iron-plated fleet
must l>e renewed every live years. Thc
iron-plated frigate Revanche, thirty-four
guns, has been launched at Toulon.
Fcnianism seems, at length, to have
taken up its quarters in London; for two
East End shoemakers have been brought
up at. foe Thames Police Court, on the
charge (d' endeavoring to persuade a car?
bineer to become a fenian soldier. They
were also charged with having sonic arms
anil ammunition in their possession, of
which they did not give a satisfj>',t'?ry ac?
count. Thc court was Idled with Irishmen,
who listened to tin; proceedings with pro?
At the reception of thc Diplomatic Body
by tin; French Emperor, on New Year's
Day, thc Papal mnucio expressed the com?
pliments of his colleagues to his Majesty.
Tin Emperor replied as follows: "Every
year at this period we make a retrospect of
the -.last anti loo!; towards thc future, and
wc shall b?; happy if we can, as at present,
Congratulate ourselves upon having avoid?
ed dangers, removed apprehensions and
strengthened the bonds which unite nations
and kings, and happy, above all, if tho ex?
perience of accomplished events enables us
to augur a long clay ol' peace and prosperi?
ty for tho world." '?'?ie Emperor, in con?
clusion, thanked the Diplomati?; Body for
their gooil wishes and congratulations.
INTERESTING TO BANKERS.-DI
reply to n letter, the Commissioner
of Internal Revenue says:
Your letter is at hand in which you
state that when our national banks
were . establishing they purchased
bonds at a premium, and in making
up their dividends and surplus they
deduct such premiums paid as being
a part of the expenses of the busi?
ness; and von inquire if this is cor?
I reply that such a deduction is
cinarly erroneous, as the payment of
premiums in bonds cannot be con?
sidered either a loss or an expense to
the bank, but an investment of its
earnings. You will please notify the
banks that the amounts of their
profits, expended in paying premi?
ums, should be included in taxable
DBEADFCI STATE OF THINGS AT THE
NORTH.-The Hon. Henry Wilson
and thc Hon. Secretary of War
great sticklers for the theoretical
liberty of thc press and of opinion
are ready to punish every one within
their power, whose opinion does not
accord with their own; hence the
l\aiional Intelligencer and the Constitu?
tional Un im are deprived of Govern?
ment advertisements because they
dare to freely discuss questions of
State, and arrive at conclusions
different from those reached by Henry
Wilson and '\iwin M. Stanton! This
is the free discussion theso votaries
of liberty sustain! This is the liberty
they tolerate, the liberty to bow to
their will and submit to a mental
servitude more debasing than ever
"Southern Code" imposed upon thc
African race! How long will the
country endure such hypocrisy, such
presumption?-Boston l'<>*t, Mit h.
A proposition has been made in the
North Carolina Senat?; to build a
Advertisements, to insure insertion,
should bo handed in br 4 o'clock p. m.
CASU.-Our term? "for subscription, ad?
vertising and joh work arc cash. Wo hopi:
all parties will bear this in mind.
"THE Conr.."-Tho Acts passed by Ibu
Legislature relative to the freedmen, fur
salo at this outee. Trice 20 cents; by nuil
AOENTS FOR mr. PHOENIX. Thomas P.
Slider, Esq., of Charleston, and ll. L. Dari ,
Esq., of Sumter, aro thc authorized agents
of tho Phmiix, iii those section* of the
MAU. ARRANGEMENTS.- Thc post oflice ia
open daily bum 9 a. m. to '2 p. ni. and from
5 to G p. m. Thc Northern mail is closed at
'J p. m.; Greenville "J p. m.; tjoutli Carolina
Railroad mails G p. m.
The; attention of stockholders of the
South Carolina Railroad Company and
South-western Railroad Rank in invited to
a notice with refere-nce1 to proxies, e tc.,
published Ibis morning.
Tnt BURNING OF COLUMBIA.- An inter?
esting account ot the "Sack and Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia, S. C.," has
just, been issued, in pamphlet form, from
tho I'luenix utrani power pVess. Orders
can be filled to any extent.
Robert Bryce, Escj., bus resumed bis for?
mer business, and will be pleased to s*u
his old friends. Mr. B. ban been so "tong
and favorably known throughout the en- .
tire State, that tho simple announcement
of his resumption of business will be suf?
ficient, ws- verily believe, to keep him con?
NEW SHOE STOKE.-The attention of all
interested is directed to tho advertise?
ment of Mr. Rich. Finnigan. His experi?
ence and hu fair dealing for many years in
this city should commend him as ono who
will do justice- to all who patronize him .
He has a well selected stock, and is amply
prepared to execute all work that may bo
ordered from him.
THE RICHMOND MEDICAL JOURNAL. -This
is a new periodical, the January nund>erof
winch bas Loon handcel to ns by a friend.
It is edited hy Hrs. E. S. Gaillard and \V.
I S. McChesney, anel must bec .ne a valua?
bles acquisition to tho perioelical literature
of tho South. Dr. Gaillarel is a South
Carolinian by birth, and, wo are informed,
is very competent for thu important peti?
tion he has assumed. Terms ?5 per annum
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention in call?
ed to tho following advertisements, which
aro published thi? morning for th? first
S. C. R. lt. Co- A S.W. H. R. Bank, Proxies.
W. B. Stanley-Baltimeire Stoneware.
Robert Bryce-Groceries, Hardware, etc.
J. W. Stokes-Bank of Hamburg, S. C.
Robert Nc Dougal-Brass and Copper.
Dial A Pope- Hubs, Spokes, etc.
Richard Caldwell-Bacon Strips.
John Stork- -Philadelphia Lager Beor.
Hauaban A Warley-Rank Bills Wanted.
G. A. Pink -Cotton Sated.
American Hay anel Cotton Pr?>ss Co.
Richard Flamgan-New Shoe Store.
IC. A G. 1>. H^pe -S?ed Potatoeis.
M " -Seed Oats.
'' -Garden S?>eds.
P. Cantwell-Rice Flour.
PRENTICE CAUGHT?-Why doesn't
lie, (tho editor elf the Democrat^) if
he, in his great ambition, wishes to
hold the highest possible place in the
world, black his face anel (a white
man anel a talenteel one as we confess
him to he) pass himself for a nigger
as black ?us a thousanel devils?
It wouldn't elo. Every other man
we met would be saying, "How are
yeiu, Prentice?"--Louisville Democrat.
INTENDED VISIT OF THE EMPRESS. -
A late Paris letter says: "Tho Em?
press told a lady at the last soireo
that she outertaineel last summer a
serious idea eif making a trip to Ame?
rica, but that sim was prevented by
various circumstances, until finally
the appearance of the cholera in
Paris caused her to abandon it iuelefi
The Columoian Marine Insurance
Company, of New York, has an?
nounced the winding up of its busi?
ness. The liabilities amount to &6,
000,000; 81,000,000 was lost by the
depredations of the Shenandoah. The
directeirs repent a sufficient amount of
assets to meet the liabilities.
INTERNAL REVENUE RECEILTS.-Tho
receipts from internal revenue,, last
week, amounted to $4,092,705.22, of
which $552,765.25 was received on
Agate, the usually well-informed
corresponelent of the Cincinnati Ga?
zelle, says there is little eloubt that
Mr. Stinton will leave the Cabinet on
the first of February.
The Vicksburg Herald strongly
urges tlie re-assembling e>f the Con?
vention of the Staten of Mississippi,
and there are indications that Judge
Yerger, its President, favors it.
Napoleon, at his New Year's elay
reception of the diplomatic body,
?!xpresseel the hope that 1806* we mid
be a year of peace.
The S tty Law just passed by tho
Legislature of Virginia has been se>
far modified as to except debts con?
tracted ?ince tho close of the war.
LITERATURE IN RUSSIA.-A Society
for tho circulation of cheap books
anel useful knowledge has liecn
formed at St. Petersbnrgh.
. The steamer Meteor, which "
from New York, on the 2HV1
was seized as an abegoel Chi