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Stuiday Morning, February 4,1866.
The KeTenae KAW?.
The commission appointed to re rise
the revenue laws has made a long re?
port, which' we find published in the
New York papers. Among the recom?
mendations to Congress in the report
axe the following:
.A tax of five cents a pound on raw
A reduction of the tax on whiskey
to one dollar per gallon.
A reduction of the number of arti?
cles upon which taxes shall be laid,
and a gradually increased burden
upon a few luxuries and necessaries.
The removal of all taxes from mau
xtfactured articles in time.
The exemption of all incomes be?
low one thousand dollars, instead of
. six hundred dollars as at present, the
tax to be five per cent, on all incomes
above that sum.
No tax upon leaf tobacco.
No taxes upon retail trades, shoe?
makers, tailors, dress-makers, etc.
Two VIEWS OP GEN. HOWARD.-The
editor of the Worcester (Massachu
* setts) Spy is a member of Congress,
and a letter from Washington to his
paper, dated December 27, shows that
a favorite radical idea is to divide the
lands of the -white men of the South
among the negroes by military de?
cree. The letter says:
' 'Nothing can be more evident to any
observant student of Southern arlairs,
than that the vast landed monopoly
?which slavery built up needed to be
destroyed with the institution. After
looking over the whole field and then
being required to choose between
giving each slave, head of a family,
rive acres of land or an endowment
with the ballot, I think I should have
chosen the land and left the siiffrage
to come, as it surely will. This trans?
fer from slavery to free landed pro?
prietorship, could have been inaugu?
rated by the Freedman's Bureau.
That it would have been, is evident
from Gen. Howard's report, had not
the President's policy interfered,
first, cramped, aud ultimately de?
stroyed any hopes thereof."
The Washington correspondent of
the Commonwealth, having nothing
better to do, writes as follows:
"Gen. Howard has 'put his foot
into it again, ' to use a homely but
expressive phrase. He went to the
annual resurrection of that fossilized
piece of pro-slaveryism-the Ameri?
can Colonization Society. In a speech
there he committed himself in favor
of colonization as the key to the
colored man's future! Since then he
has lent his sanction to a scheme, got
up by one of his subordinates, to
purchase one-half of the State of
Florida, for the purpose of negro
settlement. Is Gen. Howard weak
minded? Can't ho learn the new
thought, or unlearn the old? It seems
not. He is full of good intentions,
without douht; but you know the old
proverb as to the pavement of a cer?
COLORED TROOPS AT MEMPHIS.-On
the 10th of December, a number of
the citizens of Memphis petitioned
the President, ' 'that the 4, OOO colored
troops at that place be disbanded,
that the guns in their hands be taken
from them, and, if necessary, placed
in the hands of white troops at that
point." The petitioners alleged that
"bad advisers had inculcated in the
minds of the negroes a false and im?
proper influence, to an extent that an
outbreak" was apprehended. The
petition was referred by the President
to the Secretary of War; by the Sec?
retary of War to General Grant; by
General Grant to General Thomas;
and by General Thomas it was en?
dorsed as follows:
"Respectfully referred to Major
General George Stonenian, command?
ing Department of Tennessee, ut
Memphis, Tennessee, who will inform
the Mayor of the city of Memphis,
and others in civil authority at that
place, and the signers of this petition,
that if they and the eourts aro pre?
pared to guarantee equal rights and
justice to all men within their com?
munity, it will be time to consider
the propriety of removing the troops
altogether, or of conceding to their
request, that only white troops be
employed among them. Until they
are prepared to give such guarantee,
it is not considered that they have
any right to expect that their petition
should be favorably considered; but
that while their own conduct renders
it necessary to keep troops among
them, wo must use such as we have,
be they white or black, without regard
to their feelings or wishes on the
The Holly Springs Reporter says
that the negroes are contracting in
that county, but adds, that "if all
tlie freedmen in the county were now
i'm ployed on tho farms, not one-half
of tho open land could be cultivated
the present year, for tho want of la?
bor, as several thousand of our best
field laborers have left during the
war, and but few have returned."
"On thc Wing."
DOKO, S. C., February 1, 1666.
DEAB PHONIX: Somebody WM'very
much disappointed, on Wednesday
morning, in being coldly prosed by
the stage-coach en ro ute for Bidgeway.
"We had made all necessary arrange
j ments on the previous day, and had
not anticipated ?ny misnnderstanding
of plans. However, it was all right,
ani when ferreted out, it was found
that Mr. Harvey had simply forgot to
give the proper directions to the
driver. No one was to blame-it was
only my misfortune.
But never despairing, I hurried to
the stage house, and took passage on
a superannuated ambulance, expect?
ing to overtake the .stage before it
reached the present terminus of the
railroad, but was sadly disappointed.
There were on board three freedmen,
besides my little self-one to drive,
one to furnish switches, and tho other
to point out the way. The mules
were old, poor, sluggish and lazy; the
sand was just dry enough to be deep
and heavy, and tho mud was wet
enough to exert all its native suction
power. We were using every element
of muscular power to expedite the
locomotive powers of our mules,
when, lo! our pilot fell asleep, the
driver took a wrong road, and conse?
quently we traveled several miles out
i of our way. This detour, with other
unfavorable circumstances, prevented
us reaching the desired goal. About
the time that the glorious king of day
was withdrawing his last beautiful
pencillings of light from the otherial
concave, we reached Doko, and I
found comfortable quarters under the
hospitable roof of Mr. J. A. Book
j On the next morning, with two
blooming lasses, I visited the Blythe?
wood Institute, one mile from Doko.
Dr. S. W. Bookhart. A. M., is prin?
cipal of the abovo institute. He is
quite a gentleman and a scholar, and
has already attained reputation as an
educator. This institute is in a quiet
community, and within 100 yards of
a neat Baptist Church. Dr. Book
hart, assisted by a competent corps of
teachers, will resume the exercises of
the institute in March. Blythewood
is no doubt derived from blithe and
wood, meaning a gay or happy wood.
If so, the jiame was highly appro?
priate; and, further, the climate is
delightfully healthy. Many years of
increasing prosperity to the Blythe?
The Charlotte and South Carolina
Railroad is in process of rapid re?
construction, under the skillful and
energetic superintendence of Mr.
James Anderson, and will be com?
pleted by the 1st of May. The capi?
tal stock of the company is two
million dollars, and when the road is
completed, its indebtedness will not
exceed live hundred thousand dol?
lars. A very solvent condition for a
road that suffered so much by the lato
war. I am under many obligations
to Mr. Anderson, Superintendent, for
his real Scotch kindness and gentle?
manly suavity. May he live long, and
his hair never become grav.
More anon. OMEGA.
WJKNSBOKO, S. C., Feb. 2, I860. j
DEAR PHONIX: I reached this place !
at 10 o'clock last evening. By-tbs- i
way, this place reminds me of a little j
episode in my college days. Ono
day, in the town of Spartanburg, S. |
C., I was walking down street, and I
was attracted by an old gentleman
making shoes. On inquiring after
his past history, I learned that lie
had ranked as captain in the lato war
with Great Britain, and that he was
a son of General Wynn, of revolu?
tionary celebrity. The latter distin?
guished himself in the war for Ame- j
rican independence, and was, subse?
quently, sent to tin; United States
Congress by his grateful country?
men. At one time he owned a large
tract of land, embracing what is now
Winnsboro. His son, the shoe cob?
bler, had always been a temperate, I
hig?i-toned gentleman, but, by some I
strange freaks of fortune, had been ?
reduced to deep poverty. With tears
in his eyes, he said that he had two j
sons iii the Confederate army, and j
that ono had been killed.
Winnsboro has 24 stores, 5 churches, i
5 schools, with a corresponding nam
bar of intelligent citizens. Thc
Winnsboro Female. Institute is flou- j
rishing under the care of Rev. A. G. '
Stacy, A. M. Mr. Stacy is an enthu
siastie and competent educntor, and
is assisted by proper teachers. Dur- j
ing my trip here, I was in conver- ;
sation with an intelligent gentleman
directly from Marshall, Texas, who
Bays that all things are quiet and
orderly; that they have plenty of j
specie, and that unusual prosperity is
I am stopping with Mr. Brown, I
who knows how to entertain his ?
?uests hospitably and elegantly. Mr. j
*hcenix, if you wish to fare well in I
this town, stop with Mr. Brown.
More anon, OMEGA.
Our Northern exchanges announce !
the death of tho venerable Eliphalet
Nott, D. I)., LL.D., President of
Union College, at Albany, on the 29th |
ult., in the ninety-third year of his
age. He had been for sixty-two years j
President of Union College, during !
which time more than 4,000 students !
were graduated from that institution.
.A m i ? - fit T
liettcr from Mri ico?
The following letter (says the Rich?
mond Times) from Colonel Richard
! L. Maury, son of Commodore M. F.
\ Maury, written to a friend in this
city, has been furnished us for publi?
cation. While wo cheerfully give
place to the'letter, we cannot forbear
to give expression to the hope that
the brilliant inducements held out to
emigrants will not be successful in
inducing many of our people to turn
their backs upon their good old
mother State. Dark days are upon
her; but eveiy cloud has its silver
lining, and is not the amor matris tho
silver lining to the cloud that now
overhangs our State, and is it not the
pledge that some day the cloud will
be removed, and the sun of prospe?
rity will again burst upon us?
MEXICO, November 14, 1865.
My DEAK SIR: I remember meeting
you in the street in Richmond, and
that you asked me to write to you
after I had looked around in Mexico,
and let you know candidly the result
of my observations and my opinions
upon affairs here, from a "poor Con?
federate" point of view. I gladly
seize the present opportunity to do
so, the more particularly because I
hope that my views, ns here ex?
pressed, may, through you, be dis?
seminated among many of my dear
friends in old Virginia, and that they
may he induced seriously to think
over the idea o: emigrating and
The groat difficulty with many is
how to raise the money to get here.
That stone has been removed ont of
the path of every one by the Impe?
rial Decree of September 5, for the
Government will pay your passage.
But you may say, "What am I to do
when I get there?" I answer, "Any?
thing you choose, almost." True,
you will not make your fortune in a
week, but you will make expenses
uutil you can look around and settle
? There are many Confederates here,
and all of them have or can get occu?
pation, if they want it. In the first
place, there are some ten or fifteen
milli JUS of acres offered to colonists
by various landholders here at va?
rious rates, the least advantageous of
which aro as much land as you will
take-the colonist furnishes the la?
bor-the holder everything else-will
lend you provisions till you make
your own, and will furnish seed, stock,
farming implements, and everything,
and divide equally tire profits. Will
also furnish flocks and herds for stock
breeding, on the same terms. And
then the yield of a spot of ground,
farmed on Virginia principles, would
be perfectly fabulous-indeed, there
would scarcely be an end to the har?
vest. You may form an idea of what
it would be from this fact; that land
cultivated on the Mexican system of
farming, (probably the most slovenly
in the world, for they never touch
the field after the seed is planted, ex?
cept to harvest the crops, ) yields from
one to three or four hundred fold,
and that, too, two, three and four
times annually. Think of it; a bushel
of corn yields four hundred bushels
four times a year!
The productiveness of the country
is certainly one of the seven wonders
of the world. You know that it must
be so, because nobody works, and
everybody lives. I know of a lady
here who lives off of the natural pro?
ducts of her farm. She is considered
rich, too-she has not a hand on the
place except an agent who sells the
natural, spontaneous products of the
ground on the spot-the buyers come
for it, take it away and paj- theil
But there are other occupations
here which will give a more imme?
diate, though by no means so rich a
reward. General Magruder is at the
head of the Mexican land office; the
lands of Mexico never have been sur?
veyed; he needs assistants every day,
and pays from ?i?50 to $150 a month.
This, you may imagine, is an endless
job. I don't know whether you are a
surveyor, but if you. or any one else
who is, will come ont here, you won'l
starve, particulerly if you bring youl
instruments with you.
I am delighted with t he whole coun?
try. It is certainly tho most favoret
in the world, and most certainly tin
pince for you and me, and all like us.
What can we do in Virginia ? People
abroad have no idea whatever o: Mexi
co-all their knowledge is obtainer]
from Northern newspapers.
The country is far better settlec
than the United States. There ar?
many robbers, it is true, but thes<
always abound where the people make
no resistance, but hand over quieth
all they have without a word. It i?
a notorious fact, that the robber
never attack where; they have anj
idea of meeting resistance.
There is no opposition whatever te
the Government. The Liberals an
more dead than the Confeels, and tin
Empire is gaining strength, populari
ty and support every elay. It is th?
greatest mistake in the world to thin!
that tiie Empire is not stable, popu
lar and secure. 1 say to you what !
would say to all my friends, do wha
I have done; come to Mexico. 1
you should come before an agent i
appointed in Richmond, who wouh
give you transportation, I have antho
rity for stating that your passage ex
penses will be refunded you on you
arrival here. In the meantime, if yoi
want any information, or if any on
else does, let them write to mr
"Office Colorization, Mexico," and
I -will most chewrfnlly and gladly tell
them what I can.
Gen. Price is getting a splendid
settlement under way, near Cordova,
a place that formerly (before the dar?
kies were set free) was the garden of
Mexico; but since it has been entirely
neglected, where lands are given the
emigrant by the Government.
Governor Harris, of Tennessee,
and Judge Perkins, of Louisiana, are
Gens. Hardeman and Terry are
doing likewise in Talisco, and there
are others being established all
around. Of course, there is no limit
to the size of these settlements-the
more the better. If I only had forty
good negroes here from Virginia, I
could make my fortune in two years.
I would not want more money than I
could make in that time.
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RICHARD L. MAURY,
Colonel, vvc. j
The views taken by the leading
French journals of our finances are
far more encouraging than those of
Great Britain, though, indeed,
throughout all Europe our national
financial condition, after so exhaust?
ive a war, excites scarcely a less won?
der than our large, well-disciplined
armies and formidable navy, and the
splendid victories each has achieved.
After the President's message, per?
haps no State paper or report was
received and read with moro interest
than that of Secretary McCulloch,
and none has been so generally re- 1
commended for its clear statements |
and kindness of policy. From tho
American Railroad Joicrnal we take j
the following or this subject, which j
will be read with interest. The last
sentence we commend ts: the serious
consideration of Americans who are !
disposed tu criticise and find fault S
with their own country :
The remarks of the great leading j
foreign journals just now upon the |
financial condition of this country
are singularly interesting. They J
begin to see that "we have a country,"
and one of some importance. After j
exhausting the unusual language of
eulogy on our great military men, !
they are now praising without stint
Mr. Johnson, our President. So,
too, Mr. McCulloch comes in fora
full share of admiration. The sound?
ness of his views, the frankness of I
his opinions, and the resolute tone
of his reports excite deserved atten?
tion. The manliness with which he
accepts the situation, and the una?
nimity with which ho is supported by |
the large majority of the enlightened
press of the country, astonish the
foreign editors. We find in the Paris
Journal des Deb?is, of the 2d January,
a laudatory article on Mr. McCulloch's
official report, from which we trans?
late a few of the most striking para
grar>hs. Of this that journal says,
of nil thc reports transmitted to the
American Congress, his certainly
"merits the greatest consideration on
both sides of the Atlantic." After
stating in full his plans of finance, it
says: "Such are the financial pro?
jects of Mr. McCulloch, conformable
to good sense and honesty," with
every assurance of success. The
journal comprehends, as fully as we
do, the opposition he will meet to any
pian of reducing paper money, that
of "powerful associations," combina?
tions financial and industrial, who are i
benefitted by the high prices, the
banks who profit by the emissions of i
paper money and the speculators on j
'change, who are strongly represented j
in Congress, yet having a deplorable j
influence " on morals and the true
wealth or nations." The journal
advises the American people to close
their ears to all dangerous sophisms,
and "after having astonished the
world by exhibiting their victorious
generals submissive to the laws,
able presidents without ambition,
financiers intelligent and sincere,
they will put the finish to these won?
ders by setting an example of a ua
tion which, after having been a
borrower, knows how to pay its
The Postmaster-General, it will be
recollected, recommended in his re?
port an enactment requiring all mail
matter to be prepaid, and tho Honso
Post Office Committee agreed to re?
port a bill carrying ont that recom?
mendation. In consequence, how?
ever, of the forcible representations
made to the committee by tho pub?
lishers of tho country, showing how
injuriously the measure would affect
their interests, the committee has re?
considered its purpose, and decided
not to report the bill.
It is stated on very good authority
that the despatch, before being given
to the Associated Press, was revised,
and its publication authorized by the
President himself. This having be?
come known during the day, it ex?
cited eonsiderabie comment on th?
part of Congressmen, who found it
singular that the President should
send his messages and communicate
his views to Congress through the
channel of the Associated Press.
[Cor. New York Tribune.
The Senate Military Committee
have decided to report against the
proposition to turn over to West Vir
gin in tilo Government property abd
appurtenances at Harper's Ferry. It
is the intention ci the Government
to keep possession of this property,
and, if necessary, to rebuild tn-'?
works, which were destroyed during
Secretary Harlan has thought it
necessary to explain, in a published
letter, that when ho. in his recent
speech to the crowd that called upon
him, said that he preferred ignorant
loyalty to intelligent treason-or, in
other words, nwgro voters to rebel
voters-he did not speak for the Pre?
sident, but had merely concluded his
remarks "with an expression of con?
fidence in the wisdom and virtue of
the President, for whom he was not
authorized to speak, and who had
been able in the past, and would be
able in the future, to disclose his own
Mr. Hunter, acting Secretary of
State, has written to our Consul at
Liverpool, that it is to be regretted
that his provision for sending the
Shenandoah to this couutry proved
abortive, and advises him to retain
the vessel, if not already under way,
until otherwise instructed, taking
measures for her safe custody mean?
General Butler, and Senator Lane,
of Indiana, had interviews with the
President yesterday, Ix^fore the meet?
ing of the Cabinet. At the Cabinet
meeting all the members were pre?
sent, including the Secretary of State.
A Washington correspondent of the
Baltimore Sun, writing under dato of
January 30, says the Freedmen's
Bureau, or Lazzaroni bil!, as it has
been called, is condemned by many
of the leading journals, though it
passed the Senate by a vote of four
to one. Tin: President, as I learn
from a good source, is also opposed
to it. There is no doubt that it will
pass the House, for it creates officers,
which will increase the Government
patronage to an enormous extent;
and it will curse the South with a
population of idle and pauper freed?
men. It gathers blacks in communi?
ties, where they are to be supported
at public expense; but, what is more,
it dispossesses white owners from
plantations, and gives them for three
years to blacks. Many judicious men
consider the bill as one that will
tend to provoke a war of races iu the
As I have heretofore said, there is
no longer much danger of the pas?
sage of the Constitutional amend?
ment reported by the construction
committee, and it was, to-day, recom?
mitted to the judiciary committee in
the House. This is probably, because
it is considered as too good for the
seceded States by some. The Presi?
dent's suggestion of representation
based on qualified voters, and taxation
based on property, would not suit the
radicals much better, for it leaves to
the States the regulation of suffrage.
The radicals will not be content with?
out some legislation whereby they can
force negro suffrage upon all the
late slaveholding States. Tho lines
between them and the President are
now very closely drawn.
The report of the internal revenue
commissioner will, if adopted, super
cede the proposed Constitutional
amendment permitting duties on
exports. The tax proposed on cotton
will probably be adopted as a part of
an improved revenue system.
There was a full Cabinet meeting
to-day, and visitors to the White
House were few in consequence,
though Gen. Benjamin F. Butler,
and Senator Lane, of Indiana, ob?
tained interviews with the Executive
prior to the Cabinet session. Mr.
George M. Fitzhugh, of West Vir?
ginia, was pardoned to-day.
The President refuses to interfere
with General Terry's recent orders
annulling the vagrant Act passed by
the Virginia Legislature. Several of
the Virginia delegation called upon
the President to inquire as to the
report telegraphed from New York
relative to the deposition of Governor
Pierpont, and were informed by him
that there was not the slightest parti?
cle of truth in it.
A person giving his name as Roby,
from East Cambridge, Massachusetts,
was arrested .yesterday in the gallery
of the Senate Chamber, for indecorous
behavior, and threatening to shoot
Senator Sumner. He amused him?
self for a time by throwing peanuts
on the head of the Senator from the
gallery, varying tee occupation with
muttered curses and threats. The
poor fellow was found to be insane,
and has been sent to the lunatic
The War Department has ascer?
tained that many of the parties en?
gaged in purchasing honorable dis?
charges from soldiers, dispose of the
same to "conscripts" who evaded the
draft by fleeing to Canada. The
names of discharged soldiers are
removed by chemical action, and the
names of the purchasers substituted,
so as to enable them to return home
and pass unmolested.
ARTEMUS WARD AND BILL ARP.
Mr. Ward met Bill Arp nt Macon.
Artemus considers Bill the greatest
satirist living, and gave as a reason
for not answering his letters on "re
konstruxion" that he could not write
so well as his Georgia friend, but lie
said perhaps, some of these days,
when he felt in tho humor, he would
reply to Mr. Arp. Artemus and Bill
Arp can do more good at rekonstruct
in this Union, and harmouizin this
people, than all the bureaus and re?
construction committees appointed,
or to be appointed.
AdTcrlisument?, to insure insertion,
should bc handed in by 4 o'clock p. ni.
CASU.-Our terms tor subscription, ad?
vertising and job work are cash. We hop?
all parties will bear this in mind.
"THE CODE."-The Acts passed by thc
Legislature relative to the freedmen, for
sale at this office. Price 20 cents; by mail
Tni BURNING OF COLUMBIA.-An inter?
esting account ol the "Sack and Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia, S. C.," ha?
just beon issued, in pamphlet form, from
the Phoenix steam power press. Orders
can be fillod to any extent.
If a man eats his breakfast at half-past
7 or 8 o'clock, towards ll ho will, moro
j than likely, feel a little weak and hungry.
j The cravings of an empty stomach will be
satisfied by a plate of good soup, which
can bo obtained at tho restaurant of Jar.
John Fanning, on Asssmbly street, next
door to Zealy's.
BECONSTUCTION cr AMERICA. BV a Member
of the New York Bar. New York: W. J.
Mr. Glass has laid before us a copy of a
, neatly printed work with the above title.
? The tone of the worl: will be understood
from the preface, in which the author says
I that thc proposod reconstruction of tho
, States ?viii necessarily unsettle the nature
I of the Government: ho therefore advoeatos
j restoration rather than reconstruction.
Mr. E. Stenhouse advertises a new stock
? of goods, this morning, in thc grocery line,
j Judging from the price of some of his arti
! oles, he is disposed to bring thing? down
i as near the old rates cs possible. It
. would, perhaps, be as well to give him a
; call. Mr. Sienhoure was burnt out during
; thc destruction >f Columbia, but, nothing
' daunted, he has pushed along, and to tho
i ?kiB of Mc.-srs. Moore tc Maxwell, bnildera,
I ho is indebted for the commodious es
I tablishment which ho now occupies.
WEEKLY FAMILY PAVER.-Ou tho 14th
i instant, we shall commence tht! publication
. of a family paper, entitled "TVie Weekly
j (ilenner-A ffiirw Companion^. The paper
? will be double thc size of the. Phoenix, and
j will contain the cream of the news, miscel
' laneous matter, editorials, Htories, etc., in
; the daily ?nd tri-wcekly publications. Sub?
scription price $4 i>er annum. Specimen
copies sent, on application. There will bo
an interval of two weeks between tiie pub?
lication of the first and second numbera.
RELIGIOUS SKRVICES THIS DAY.-Trinity
. Church- Rev. P. J. Shand, KU a. m. and
3J p. m.
i Presbyterian Church--Rev. Geo. Howe,
! 10.J a. m. and 3? p. m.
? Baptist Church-Rev. J. I,. Reynolds, 10$
j a. m. Rev. W. T. Capers. 3k p. m.
St. Peter's Church-Rev. J. J. O'Connell,
: 104 a. m. and 3? p. m.
Lurheran Church-Rev. A. B. Rude, 10$
Christ Church Lecture Room-Rev. Mr.
Pringle, 10A a. m. and SJ p. m.
Marion Street Church-Rev. William T
Capers, KU a. m. Rev. W. Martin, ii p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention isca.ll
i ed to the following advertisements, which
: are published thi* morning fm* th? first
J. M. Elford-Admiiiuttrator'o Sale.
Weld. Andrews A- beet-Dry Gooda, Ac.
E. E. Jackson-Selling Off.
Kay, Veal k Hewetson-Architects, Ae.
John Waties-Bat Box Lost.
P. B. Glass-Valentines.
Y. Ysrlosias Tailoring,
i Calnan Si Kremier-Fine Groceries, Ste.
! E. Stenhouse - - New Grocery Store.
il " -Groceries, Sic.
1). B. DeSaussnre-Wills, Record?, .Vc.
? Mei tin? of City Fire Department.
I A. R. Phillips- -Buggies.
Into her mighty trumpet famo has
i breathed a new word-Sozodont; and she
' is makin? it resound through the civilized
world. It is tho Greek fer teeth preserver,
but in plain English, Fragrant Sozodont.
! It is the most effective dentifrice that che?
mistry has ever yet extracted from tho
i oriental vegetable kingdom. t
C01WM3ERC?AX. Alf? KrWAWClAI..
CrNCI?TNASI, January 29.-Flour remains
unchanged ?nd steady. Wheat quiet, with?
out change-No. 1 new red $1.75. Corn
firm and demand good, at 55c. for No. 1.
Oats dull, at 3'4c. ibr Sb. 1. Rye steady,
at 75c. for No. 1. Hogs firm- 25c. higher,
closing at $1L25@$11.50 for city dressed,
the latter rates on extremo arc generally
asked bv holders. Receipts, 1,700. Mess
pork is generally held at $28.50. City green
meats are in " demand, at 9@9?c. for
shoulders; 12?@l2?c. for sides; and 16@
IOU-, for hams, tho latter rates for light
average. Bulk meats and bacon unchang?
ed. Lard d i, and prices declined to 174c.
for prime, . >?ing heavy. Groceries un?
changed and quiet. Cotton dull, andprice?
nomina 1. Whiskey steady, at ?2.25 for
Tree, and 23? in bond. Gold 40.
NEW ORLEANS, January 27.-Cotton ac?
tive, with sales of4,100 bales, at 48c. Su?
gar, fair. Mle.
AuciSTA, January 31.- There was some?
thing of a better feeling in the market to?
day than for some days past, but the. in?
quiry was mainly tor iiuo cotton, thero
being very little," if any, demand for tho
lower grades. M?hlers were asking from
.1K<?42.;. for good middling, but wo may
quote the inside figures as tho ruling rate.
Cold marke t improving. Sales of small
lots at 39?40. Brokers buying at 38@39,
and selling at 40. Stock on salo light.
BALTIMORE, January 31.-Flour duii
Howard Street supertitle, $8.75@$9; Extra,
?'J.5?r??.$10. Corn dull- white, 93c; yell >w,
78c. "Provisions steadv. Lard 18<i?18?c.
Whiskey dall at 12.31._
City Fire Department.
TUE regular monthly meeting
??CV-T>, of this Department will be heh!
Jgjgj TO-MORROW (Mondavi EVEN
-SHfc-INU, 5th inst., at 7 o'clock, Ht
their Hall. Bv order of the President.
Feb 4 1 C. E. HARRISON, Secy.