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Wednesday Morning, Feb. 21, 1866
Last month, the number of emi?
grants that arrived in New York was
11,175-ojter twice the number that
arrived at Castle Garden during the
same month last year. The great
majority of these emigrants have set
out for the Western States. A few
hundred, possibly, may find their way
to the South. Northern gentlemen
who have become interested ia lands
in this section have written to their
agents in New York to secure the
services of a certain number of
German emigrants. In twelve months
from the present time, the Courier
thinks, South Carolina, if the march of
improvement is not interrupted, will
be so far advanced in the matter of
developing her resources, as to excite
the envy of half the States in the
Union. A gentleman living in the
city is looking for an arrival of emi?
grants during the present week.
They will be sent to a plantation dis?
tant about twenty miles from Charles?
ton. The prospect for future pros
perity is encouraging.
United States Internal Revenue Li?
cense Tax and Stamp Dut le?-Im?
portant for Reference?
The following table, carefully prepared
from the general Federal Tax Laws, will
be found exceedingly interesting and im?
portant to all classes of citizens. Cut it
out and preserve it:*
HATES OF LICENSE.
Retail Dealers. 10
Retail Liquor Dealers. 25
Horso Dealers. 10
Livery St ablo Keepers. 10
Intelligence Office. 10
Insurance Agent. 10
Commercial Brokers .. 10
Pedders, with more than two horses.... 50
Pediera with two horses. 25
Pediera with one horse. 15
Pediere on toot. 10
Coal Oil Distillers. 10
Bowling Allevs. 10
BiUiard Tables. 10
Eating Houses. 15
Lawyers. .... IO
Claim Agents. 10
Real Estate Agents. 10
Insurance Agents. 10
Hotels according to rent or estimate
value of proporty.
On notes, for every hundred or frac?
tional part of a hundred dollars... 5 ct?.
Contracts, appraisements of value or
damage, or for any other purpose,
for every sheet or piece ol paper,
upon which either of the same
snail be written.5 cts.
Conveyances, deeds, instruments, or
writing whereby any lands, tene?
ments or other reality sales shall
foe granted, assigned "or transfer?
red, amounting to $500 or less.50 cts.
And for every additional $500 or frac?
tional part thereof.50 cts.
Lease, agreement, memorandum or
contract for the hire, uso or rent of
any land, tenement or portion
thereof, where the rent or rental
value is $300 per annum or less-50 cts.
For each additional $300 or fractional
part thereof.50 eta.
Mortgages for any definite or certain
sum of money exceeding $100 aud
not exceeding $500. 50 cts.
Exceeding $500 and not exceeding
For every additional $500 or frac?
tional part thereof, in excess of
$1,000 . 50 cts.
Power of attorney for sale or trans?
fer of any stocks, bonds or scrip. .25 cts.
Power of attorney or proxy for voting.10 cts.
Power of attorney to receive or col?
lect rent.25 cts.
Power of attorney to sell and convey
real estate or rent. $1.00
Power of attorney for any other pur?
Receipts exceeding $20. 2 cts.
Warehouse receipts not exceeding
Exceeding $500 and not exceeding
For every additional $1,000 or frac?
tional part thereof.10 cts.
i.K<'? A I. DOCUMENTS.
Writ or other original process by
which any suit is commenced in
any court of record.50 cts.
Where the amount claimed in a writ
issued by a court not of record, is
$100 or over.50 cts.
Upon every confession of judgment
or cognovit for $100 or more.50 ct?.
Writs or other process of appeals
from justice courts or other courts
of inferior jurisdiction to a court
of record.50 cts.
Warrant of distress where tho
amount claimed does not exceed
When the amount claimed exceeds
$100 . 50 cts.
STANTON TO GO OUT.-A Washing?
ton despatch to the Philadelphia
ledger says: The short editorial allu?
sion to Secretary St.?uton, in the New
York Times of yesterday, i s regarded
here as one of the most significant
signs in connection with the retire?
ment of this gentleman from the
Cabinet that has yet appeared. T?:?
pen that wrote it was fully cognizant
of what was about to happen; but
the earnest plea for his continuance
at Iiis post, and the picture drawn of
the consequences that might ensue,
should his co-laborer in the Treasury
Department and the country at larg,
loso his services, will not avail in
changing tho fiat that but awaits
Iliberal Idea* and Liberal Institu?
tion t? in Europe.
So busy are we with the restoration
of our Union to its former strength
an'I equipoise, and so overburdened
.with governmental theories of our
own, that most of us have neglected to
notice a very remarkable evidence of
progress in constitutional liberty
?which has lately been consummated
in a European kingdom-the adop?
tion of a new Constitution in Sweden.
This event bas resounded already
through Europe, and has created no
little excitement amongst thinking
people, especially in the neighboring
countries, and more particularly in
Germany, Prussia, and Austria, and
even in parts of France. What is tho
strangest part of the story, the liberal
constitution was pushed through
by the energy of the King, who would
not be thwarted. The opposition
came principally from a portion of
the Chambers, and, at one time, it
was so great as to create fears of a
serious outbreak at Stockholm. Ac?
cordingly, a considerable body of
troops was sent to the capital, and
thus it is hardly extravagant to say
that liberal institutions were forced
into Sweden by a monarch, at the
point of his bayonets! In Prussia,
which is now one of the most de?
spotic of European kingdoms, this
coup d'etat for liberty, as it may well
be called, has provoked, very natu?
rally, the strongest hostility, and the
downfall and destruction of Sweden
are there prophesied, as the sure re?
sults of this movement in favor of
civilization and free institutions. The
King of Sweden, however, (known
chiefly to us, perhaps, as the grand?
son of Bernadotte,) is loved by bis
subjects everywhere, and with an
affection equal to that of France for
her Henry ITV, and no less esteemed
and venerated for his admirable
qualities as a ruler.
While Sweden is moving briskly on
in the march of nations, other por?
tions of Europe are feeling the effect
of liberal ideas and republican insti?
tutions. How much of this effect is
due directly to the example of our
own country, and how much to the
general progress of ideas in this
century, it is difficult to discriminate.
But it is beyond all doubt that the
established fact that America has
weathered the storm, and stands erect
from tho great shock, which the
advocates of despotic institutions were
confident would overwhelm her, is
already producing the greatest changes
in the political views ard aspirations
of the common people of Europe.
Throughout Germany we note from
time to time that assemblages of work?
men are addressed by their favorite
orators, such as Delitzsech, who make
the staple of their argument the
foundation of the American Republic
in liberty to all men, its extraordi?
nary development, its hour of trial,
its still more glorious future. Abra?
ham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson
are held up to popular admiration by
these orators through Central Europe,
to illustrate what man is capable of
becoming in a free country.
In England, John Bright prose?
cutes the work of reform with fresh
vigor, and his advocates memorializo
Parliament for the vote by ballot.
In France, Napoleon, abandoning
his project of extending imperial in?
stitutions to our Western hemisphere,
declares it was not a monarchical but
a mercantile venture that he made in
Mexico. "Latin race" is not now
the word of ambition, but a sorry
financial speculation the motive as?
signed; and Mexico is no longer "a
sick man," but an insolvent debtor
going through chancery. It is queer
that the Moniteur defends tho rule of
Maximilian, on the ground that it
"arose from universal suffrage," and
that it was a form of Government
"which the Mexicans have, in fine,
freely chosen." Are these not now
recommendations for Ciosarism?
The Washington correspondent of
the Mobile Register and Advertiser,
speaking of the action and strength
of the radicals, aud the policy of the
And they will surely succeed in all
their designs, unless they are speedily
grasped by a restraining hand. With
a Cabinet which does not sympathize
with him, and a two-thirds majority
against him in either House, the
President has no alternative but to
I use the power at his command. Un
I der the existing circumstances, he
j cannot longer remain passive without
! exerting a most discouraging influ
I ence upon the friends of restoration
i throughout the country. Everywhere
j they aro watching, waiting, hoping.
Noticing Dr. Cumming's prediction
that the world will come to grief in
1867, the Augusta Constitutionalist
We are fully persuaded that this
will prove to be a ''great cry and
little wool;" for, shave the pig-headed
world as you may, bristles alone fall
into tho apron of the inspired barber.
All thia raving about the end of the
world is mere bosh and indigestion.
A bad stomach is the origin of a vast
deal of the lugubrious religion of our
fellow-creatures, and Dr. Cumming,
wonJd do well either to go to a water
cure estau'j'dimcnt or unitary com?
mission, before u3 dons his ascension
robe in the judgment 4*7 of 1807.
We stake our money on v.1?0 planet,
and think it safe.
It is stated that Govenor Curtin, ?i :
Pennsylvania, will soon be appointed j
United States minister to Italy.
Export ?Dui y on Cotton.
If the New England faction rnain
tains its present power in Congress,
we caa look with some eertainty'for
the imposition of an export duty on
cottoa to the tune of ten cents per
pound. If the Sooth had the upper
hand instead of the North, and. if
codfish had the same estimation
abroad that cotton has, an export
duty attached to that stinking fish
would raise a thunderous yell from
Maine to Pennsylvania, and the
Christian world would be invoked to
curse so dastardly a measure. We
are -well aware that our ancestors pro?
hibited Congress from framing any
laws of export duty; but, they -were
old fogies and could be taught a flank
movement or two by our modern
Lycurgusea never dreamed of in their
simple philosophy. Very wisely did
those fathers of the Republic deny to
Congress the right of laying export
duties, knowing full well that one
section in the ascendant would inevi?
tably oppress the weaker section.
Honors, however, change manners
andrevolutions change Constitutions.
Wherefore, we confidently anticipate
an export tax on cotton of, at least,
ten cents per pound. In an admirable
surrey of this question in De Boto's
Review. Mr. Boyce, of South Caro?
lina, thus cogently states the ques?
tion: "Suppose cotton is selling at
30 cents per pound; unless cotton
should rise to 40 cents per pound the
producer of cotton is the loser. Will
cotton rise to 40 cents? It is not to
be supposed it will. If we suppose
tho price 30 cents without any export
duty, this price of 30 cents may be
assumed to be its fair value in the
markets of the world, the result of
the amount of cotton produced every?
where, including the United States,
and the demand for it. This tax of
10 cents per pound would fall only on
the portion of the cotton supply
raised in the United States. All the
cotton that is raised elsewhere than
in the United States, can, as the
market price proves, be raised profit?
ably at 30 cents per pound. An ex?
port tax of 10 cents per pound cannot
permanently raise the price of foreign
cotton 10 cents per pound over and
above the point of a fair and remu?
nerative profit. Two causes will pre?
vent such a great rise as this. The
first is the increased amount of
foreign cotton which will be pro- ;
duced, and the inevitable tendency of
the manufacturers to supply the
place of cotton with some other and
cheaper fabric. As_an export tax on
cotton cannot raise the price to the
extent of the tax, it must fall on the
producer. None can be less able to
pay an undue share of taxes than the
cultivators of cotton al tho South.
They are poor indeed, with scarcely
any capital but their land. It is
fxt\ rising, too, that those who favor
the tax should be the special friends
of the free blacks, whose only imme?
diate hope of profitable employment
is in the high price of cotton. If that
is struck down, a most serious blow is
struck at the prosperity of the blacks.
"Another objection to export du?
ties on cotton is the stimulus it will
be to the foreign production of cot?
ton. The increase of the cotton cul?
ture in India has been a favorite
policy of the English Government.
We would be playing into their hands
"We should regard the imposition
of export duties as one of the most
disastrous measures that could be
adopted, and we sincerely hope the
Constitution may not be tampered
with in this particular, but remain
as it always has been, forbidding such
duties.-A ugusta Constitutionalist.
BISHOPS OF THE METHODIST EPISCO?
PAL CHURCH.-The Nashville Advo?
cate gives the following account of
the Bishops of the Methodist Episco?
pal Church, South: Bishop Soule
was at Nashville on the 5th inst., the
I sixty-first anniversary of his itinerant
ministry. He was enjoying comfort?
able health, though aged eighty-five.
Ho resides near Nashville.
Bishop Andrew, now past his
"three-score and ten," resides at
Summerfield, Alabama, and retains
"considerable physical vigor."
Bishop Paine resides at Aberdeen,
Mississippi, is over sixty years of age,
and enjoys fine health.
Bishop Pierce resides near Culver
ton, Ga. He is now about fifty-five
years of age. His father, ?Dr. Lovick
Pierce, now in advanced years, is
still able to "deliver two or thri a
sermons on the Sabbath, and o fte; V
times during the week."
Bishop Kavanaugh'a home is
Versailles, Ky. He is said to bo "i.r
labors abundant." it
- - m - -
A Washington correspondent c
the Boston Commercial says:
I met yesterday, upon the avenue^
the venerable Colonel W. W. Seaton,
so widely known to tho country' as
the junior partner of Gales & Seaton,
of the National Intelligencer. Mr.
Seaton, though so advanced in years,
retains Iiis faculties to a remarkable
degree. He is, however, a sufferer
from two causes: One that is past
remedy, arising from a cancer'on'the
face, and which is slowly, but surely,
progressing; the other from poverty,
j It seems a strange fact that a man
, wUjQ has been so long before the pub
! lie, who has performed so vast an
amount of public work, and who was
one of the proprietors of the National
\ Intelligencer for more than'fifty years,
should now be left in poverty and
want ; yet .?io it is.
'Xhosa are more Americans in Paris
this winter than af any previous time.
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL..
LIVERPOOL MARKETS.-The following is
the latest circular from Liverpool:
The firm appearance which tho cotton
market presented at the close of last week,
has not been maintained; tho continued
pressure to sell on the part of importera
and holders has counteracted the influence
cf the steady trade demand, and caused
prices of all descriptions of cotton to de?
cline. It sooms probable that the gra?
dually increasing stock hero, tho largo
quantity at sea as compared with this timo
last year, and tho accumulation going on
in the various American ports, will, for a
timo, continue to tell against prices, not?
withstanding the soundness of trade in
Manchester, and tho steady demand for
the raw material from that quarter. The
inquiry for American cotton has been un?
usually large during tho week, prices of
that description being relatively low, and
27,080 bales havo been sold, out of a total
of 58,350 bales, but so liberal has been tho
supply that prices have declined id. per
pound, with an irregular market" For
other descriptions there has beep less de?
mand, and prices may bo quoted ?(3^d. per
pound lower. In Sea Island a very limited
business has been done, chiefly in the
better classes, which command extreme
rates, while inferior grades arc neglected
and rather cheaper. But littlo has been
done "to arrive, Livcrpool'middling, Jan?
uary, February or March shipment, from
any of the Southern ports, being quoted at
19|d. per pound. Tue total eales for tho
week were 58,350 bales, including 27,080
bales American, of which 39,700 bales are
to tho trade. 4,790 bales to speculators,
and 13,860 for export. Imports for tho
week, 65,247 bales, ineludini 22,886 bales
American. Increase of stock, 6,750 bales.
The Manchester market has been firm
all the week, with a good business and a
general tendency towards an advanco in
prices; to-day, however, there is less doing,
and previous rates aro barely maintained.
Tho money market is still unsettled.
Yesterday's Bank of England returns indi?
cates a slight increase in the bullion held
by thc bank, and on the whole the return
is not unfavorable. Still, it is evident that
even the present high rate of discount is
not sufficient to prevent the export of bul?
lion, and as thc foreign exchanges conti?
nuo unfavorable, and telegrams received
from Bombay this morning indicate an
advance of 3 per cent, in tho rato of ex?
change there, it is not improbable that a
further drain of tho precious metals may
set in. At present, all kinds of securities
arc considerably depressed.
The arrivals of breads tuffs continue mo?
derate, and there has been very littlo
change in the tone of tho trade during the
week. Thc demand for the leading articles
has been steady, and wo have to noto very
little alteration in prices. For wheat, there
has been a fair consumptive inquiry, and
last week's prices have been fully main?
tained. Flour has been in very limited re?
quest, and prices aro nominally unchanged.
Indian corn has been dull, at a declino of
3^6d. per 480 pounds.
AUGUSTA, February 16.-The cotton mar?
ket to-day was very dull, and no sales of
consequence were effected. We quote mid?
dling to strict middling, 34@35c, and good
middling, 36c. The receipts by tho Geor?
gia Bailroad amount to 53 bales.
MOBILE, February 13.-The cotton mar?
ket opened dull and easier at yesterday's
quotations. Factors offering very spar?
ingly. Later in the day, more "activity
prevailed, and the market closed in favor
of sellers, and firm at quotations. Sales
reached 1,800 bajes, at 41@42s. for mid
dung. - j
NEW ORLEANS, February 12.-There is :
some inquiry for cotton, but buyers are
offering IOW prices. There have, however,
been some salon, including about 250 bales,
represented to bo barely low middling, at
42c. Our last quotations were 3Q(&40c. for
j good ordinary, 42<^43c. for low middling,
and 45c. for middling.
The receipts of sugar and molasses since
vestorday comprise 252 hhds. sugar, SO
bbls. and 17 half bbls. molasses. Tue wea?
ther ie cloudy and drizzly; too unfavorable
for operations on the landing, and there is '
very little doing in consequence. A few j
small lots of sugar were soul at previous \
prices: 15.|@15ic. for fully fair, and 45 bbls. j
strictly prime molasses, at 90c. per gallon. ?
The usual movement in Western produce i
and provisions was interrupted by tho in- j
clemency of the weather and the wet and j
muddy levee, and very little business has |
been dono thus far. Tho only sales arc 50
bbls. good extra flour, at $11.50; 75 choice, !
at $12; and 180 bales prime hay, at $28 per
The gold market appears to be extremely
quiet, aad can hardly be quoted over 3?,
against 38.J on Saturday evening. $1,000
sold at 38i.
CINCINNATI, February 15.-Flour quiet,
' without chango in prices. Sales of 1,700
bbls. family, at $10.50. Wheat dull, at 80c.
. Corn dull, at 52c. Oats dull, at 55c. Bye
; dull, at 73c. Hogs dull and prices nomi- i
nal. Receipts, 500 head.' Provisions firm- I
or, but not quotably higher. City mess
pork held generally at 29c, with buyers at !
2bAc. Bulk meats held at 12?@16c. for
shoulders, sides and clear sides packed.
Bacon in moderato demand, at 14?((?l8Ae. |
fer shoulders, sides and clear sides. Lard
generally held at 18c, with buyers at 17.5c.
Groceries dull. Cotton dull, at 42c. for
middling. Whiskey dull aud prices nomi
I nal. tiold37?.
j LOUISVILLE, February 15.-Sales of 68
i hogsheads leaf tobacco at a slight ad
I va,nco. Fleur dull, at $7 for superfine; extra,
ti.50; family. $9.50. Mess pork, $28.75.
aeon shoulders, 14jc; clear side.,, 19c.
t Lard, 18c. Corn, 65c. Oats, 45c. Wbis
j key, $2.23.
ESTIMATE OF PROBARLE COTTON SUPPLY.
!:ssrs. Ellison & Hey ward, cotton brokers,
ve issued to-day "their monthly cotton
lort and annual review of tho cotton
irket for 18G5. lt is a document of great
igth, very elaborate in its treatrntnt of
ery point interesting to thc trade, and
9 lateness of ita appearance is accounted
. by the great research which was ncces
ry for the accurate compilation of such a
cument, some of thc facts embraced in
having to be waited for till tho last mo
?nt before publication. Tho following
tracts givo an estimate of the probable
pply of cotton, and an interesting com.
lenitivo statement of the economic vieis
? ?ludes of the cotton trade during the last
j tin years.
i The new year opens with a promiso of a
j healthier and more remunerative trade
, tfcan has been experienced for several
I years past. Tho doubt and uncertainty
i that still surround tho future of supply
I will tend to repress excessive speculation,
I ajnd load to a cautious and steady legiti
! mate business. As to supply, wc look for
ai moderate Increa'so upon the tot*l import
i 'If 1805; less from tho Moditorraneah,' but
; more from other quarters. Wo are yet so
; (lomplotoly jn tho dark as to tho quantity of
! fotton remaining in tho Southern Statos,
'that ?my estimate of supply from America
1 must be moro than usually conjectural.
' ; ^Ve have assumed 800,000 bales, but should
i n^t b" surprised to see that figure exceed
I edTi''Ma*.b will depend upon the amount
; of tmc next crop aim t,io proportion which
I wo Shall receive before tho close o? ike pre
; senl voar. Tho stimuluB of high prices
. aodf the proverbial energy of tho American
pecfcle, will, perhaps, produce a larger
yield than seems at present to be gene
rally anticipated, but yet ono that will fall
very far short of the requirements of the
world, and, therefore, render any impor?
tant decline from present rates improbable.
The monetary disturbances ortho past
year, and the high prices of cereals, nave
exercised a prejudicial influence upon thc
Indian crop, moro grain and less cotton
having been put into tho ground than in
the previous season. As, however, we bavo
about 100,000 bales more afloat than at
this time last year, and which, but for tho
great depression experienced in the spring,
would have been shipped in time to have
been added in the import of 1865, wo think
it highly probable that the import of 1866
will reach from i,z?0,??? to 1,300,000 bales,
against 1,266,000 bales last yoar-due al?
lowances being made for shipments to
China. Should tho arrivals from America
show any important excess upon our esti?
mate, no doubt prices would be depressed
and shipments from India curtailed, as was
the case last year. Tho Egyptian' crop ac?
counts aro very unfavorable. Opinion dif?
fers as to the probable deficiency, compared
with the yield of last year; some authorities
f>laco it aa high as 50 per cent., others as
ow as 25 per cent.
Taking the least unfavorable view of the
matter, Great Britain's share of the crop
would bo about 250.000 bales, against
334,000. A similar reduction for Turkey,
whence tho advices aro equally discourag?
ing, would give us 60,000 bales, against
80,000 bales. From the Brazils, tho news
is very cheering, and wo anticipate an im?
port thence of about 100,000 bales moro
than last year -say 440.000 bales, against
340,000. The West Indies, Peru and mis?
cellaneous sources, will most likelv send
us 150,000 bales, against 131,000 bales.
A recapitulation of thc foregoing gives
tho following total, as compared with tho
actual figures of 1865 and 1864:
Import into Great Britain.
1864. 1865. 1866.
America. 198,000 462,000 800,000
Brazil. 212,000 340,000 440,000
Egypt. 257,000 331,000 250,000
Turkey. 62,000 80,000 60,000
West Indies, Ac. 60,000 131,000 150,000
East India_ 1,300,000 1,266,000 1,300,000
China. 399,000 142,000 Nil.
Total.2,587,000 2,755,000 3.000,000
Total, in bales
of 400 lbs...2,243,000 2,414,000 2,660,000
Direct shipments from America to the
Continent will probably reduce thc export
from this country to 15,000 bales per week,
against 17,000 bales last vear, or a total of
780,000 bales, against 890,000 bales. This
would leave 2,220,000 bales of all kinds for
home consumption, or only 42,700 bales
per week, against 39,100 bales last year,
and a present average of 45,000.
There is, therefor*, nothing to warrant
tho expectation of any material average
decline in prices. The anticipated in?
creased supply in actual packages is 245,
000; but in bales of the uniform weight of
400 pounds, only 146.000. Considerable
fluctuations may" be anticipated, arising
ont of the varying relations of supply and
demand, as well as from the changes of
feeling and opinion which must ever attend
tho market until tho trade has resumed its
normal character. The exceedingly low
state of tho stock of all kinds of cotton
goods wUl bo a great source of strength to
tho Manchester market, and enable pro?
ducers to maintain, if not to increase, tho
present margin between the prices of raw
cotton and manufactured artie1". Tho pro?
bability of dear money and constantly va?
rying rates of discount will curb ?Deeula
tion, and have a tendency to keep business
within safe bounds.
Colnmbla Wholesale Prices Current.
_HY A. L. SO LO M OX._
APPLES -Per bushel. $3 00
BAGGING-Gunnv, per vard. 35
Dundee " . 25
BALE BOPE -Manilla, per lb. 30
N. Y. or West'n, pr lb. 25
BACON -Hains, per lb. 28
Sides " . 25
Shoulders, " . 20
BUTTER-Northern, per lb. 50
Country, " . 25
COTTON YARN-Per bunch. 3 50
COTTON-Ordinary, per lb . 35
Middling, " . 30
Sea Island, " .
CANDLES-Sperm, per lb.
Adamantine. " . 35
Tallow, " . 25
COFFEE Rio, per lb . 37$
Laguayra, " . 45
Java, * " . 50
CHEESE- English Dairy, per lb...30 ? 20
Skimmed, " ... 25
CORN-Per bushel. 1 50
FLOUR -Super., per bbl. 12 50
Extra Family. 15 00
HAY-Northern, per cwt.
Eastern " .
HIDES-Dry, per lb. 15
Green, " . .... 8
LARD-Per lb. 20
LUMBER-Boards, per 100 ft.
Scantling, " .
Shingles, per 1,000.
MOLASSES -Cuba, per gallon. 75
New Orleans, " . 1 75
Sugar House, " ....
NAILS-Per lb. ll
ONIONS -Per bushel. 100
OIL-Kerosene, per gallon. .. 1 25
Terebone, *' .
Sperm, " .
PEAS-Per bushel. 1 50
POTATOES-Irish, per bushel. 1 25
Sweet, " . 1 75
RICE-Carolina, per bushel. 9 00
East India, " .
SPECIE -Gold. 40
: SALT-Liverpool, per sack.? 3 50
Table, " . 5 00
Virginia or Coast.
j SOAP-Per bar.18 4 25
' SUGAR -Crushed, per lb. 28
Powdered, " . 28
Brown, " .15*20
: SPIRITS-Alcohol, per gallon.
Cognac Brandy, 10 00
Domestic " " .... 3 00
Holland Gin, " . .. ? 00
American ;' '. . . 4 00
Jamaica Rum, " ... 6 00
N. E. " "... 3 50
Bourbon Whiskey, . 3 00
Monongah?la " . 5 00
Rectified " . 3 00
STARCH-Per lb. 20
TEA-Green, per lb. 2 00
Black, " _. 1 50
TOBACCO -Chowing, per lb.30 * 1 00
Smoking, " _50 * 1 00
VINEGAR -Wine, per gallon. 1 00
Cider, ,7 . 75
French, " . 1 50
WINE-Champagne, per basket . . . 36 00
Port, per gallon. 5 00
Sherry, " . 6 00
Madeira, ". G 00
MEATS-Pork, ?crib. .
Beef, " . 0(
Mutton, " . 8@1(
! POULTRY-Turkeys, per pair. 4 C!
Ducks, ,f . li
Chickens, H . fit
Geese, " . li
A LARGE ROOM, suitable for an office
J\. in a central part of the city. Apphj
I at this office. Feb li
C\sn.-Our terms fi?r subscription, ad?
vertising and job work are cash. We hopi?
all parties will bear this in niiud.
TH* BURNING OF COLUMBIA.-An inter?
esting account of the "Sack ?nd Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia, 8. C.," has
just been issued, in pamphlet form, from
tho Pluenix, steam power press. Order*
can bo filled to any extent.
WEEKXT FAMILT PAPEB. -We have com?
menced tho publication of a family paper,
entitled "Thc Weekly Gleaner-A Home
Companion." It is double thc size of the
Phoenix, and contains the cream of tho
news, miscellaneous matter, editorials,
stories, etc., in tho daily mid tri-weekly
publications. Subscription price $4 per
annum. Specimen copies sent on appli?
cation. There will b? an interval of two
weeks before the publication of our second
number, in order to allow those wishing to
subscribe ample time to procure the first
number and establish themselves on our
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS_Atteution is call?
ed to tho following advertisements, which
arc published thia morning for the first
Hanahan & Warley-Groceries.
Bevin A Peixotto-Furnituro, Ac.
Julius C. Smith-Tannery, Stock, ho.
E. E. Jackson-Notice.
C. F. Jackson-New Goods.
Shiver A Beckham-New Goods.
E. A G. D. Hope-Garden Seeds.
" " -Seed Potatoes.
Fisher & Lowrance-Potatoes.
A. R. Phillips-House to Bent.
Gen'l Intelligence Office-Cooks, Ae.
J. G. Gibbes-$50,000 worth of Goods.
" " -Corn, Oats and Hay.
The swoet South wind, breathing o'er
beds of violets, is not more fragrant than
Sozodont. And the aroma which it exhales
communicates itself to the breaths of all
who use this marvelous dentifrice. White
teeth, ruddy gums, a sweet mouth and the
certainty of enjoying these desirables in
perpetuity, are among the blessings de?
rived from tho use of Sozodont. t
CARELESS CSE OF COAL OIL.-The
St. Louis Republican gives an instance
of a servant girl who was very serious?
ly if not fatally burned recently by
the careless use of coal oil. On pro?
ceeding to make a fire in the kitchen
stove, she took the coal oil can and
dashed the contents upon the fire to
make it burn more rapidly. The
result was that tho sudden blaze which
burst upwards from the fire complete?
ly bathed her face, arms and neck,
and, setting fire to her clothing, soon
enveloped her in flames.
HOMICIDE.-We learn that on last
Wednesday morning, on the Augusta
road, about eight miles below this
place, a man by the name of Hughs
ton Champion, who was arrested on a
charge for stealing corn, was shot by
Samuel P. Payne. According to tho
evidence, it seem that Champion waa
guarded by two persons, and when
they were about bringing him to town,
he attempted to escape, but was shot
down by Payne, who was one of th*
guard. He died in about forty mi?
nutes after being shot.
Rev. Henry Ward Beecher has noti?
fied his congregaton that he must
have an assistant to help him to do
the work at Plymouth church. So
much of his time is taken up with
public speaking and writing, he says,
that he has not sufficient time to visit
the poor, the sick, etc. /
If he would preach Christ and Hini^
crucified more, and the nigger and
him glorified less, he would have
moro time to "visit the poor, the
sick, etc."-Louisville Courier.
FIRE IN NEW YORK.-Aiker's As?
sembly Rooms, from No. 442 to 450
Broadway, was burned on the 15th.
This includes the American Theatre,
known as "Four Forty-Four." In
addition to the American Theatre,
the Continental Hotel, adjoining, was
burned last night; mostly insured.
The National Intelligencer says:
"The estimate of the Freedmen's
Bureau of the wants for the coming
year is $11,750,000-a sum for the
governance of 4,000,000 contrabands,
equal to the entire cost of our Go?
vernment under the administration of
the younger Adams."
4 LA.RGE supply-quality warranted
A. for sale by E. A G. D. HOPE.
Feb 21 2
?\ JP BARBELS, in i ne order, for ?ale hy
Jj O Feb 21 2 E. A G D
A f\ BBLS. PEACH BLOWS,
4tU JACKSON WHITES,
Just roeeived by
Feb 21 6* FISHER A LOWRANCE.
HOUSE SERVANTS of both sexes, Fe?
male Cooks, (with children,) Nurses,
Laundresses, Gardeners, Ac, and a No. 1
I MALE COOK, with considerable reputa
: tion ni his art, aro seeking employment
through General Intelligence Office, noxt
, door to Post Office._Feb 21 1
J FOR SALE OR RENT,
MTHE COMMODIOUS DWELLING
on ibo South-east corner of Laurel
and Pulaski streets. Possession
' given immediately. The house contain?
five largo rooms-fire-places in four of
them. There ia a double kitchen and well
in the yard. The lot contains one acre,
r Applv to A. R. PHILLIPS,
Feb 21 wstuS Davis' Alley.