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Friday Morning, March 30, 1866.
Our Political Condition.
The logical and political results of
the war, which States and individuals
are bound to observe in good faith,
are : No State has a right to secede
or withdraw from the Union without
the consent of her co-States ; no State
has a right to attempt to se* aside the
authority of the Generai Government
without being subject to coercion by
tho power of that Government; and
they establish further? that the citi?
zen's primary allegiance is to the
Federal Government, and not to the
State of which he is a citizen.
It is true that these conclusions
upset the doctrines and theories en
* tertained for years by the people and
statesmen of the South. Her leading
men had taught that the States were
sovereign; that their people had a
right to withdraw from the General
Government, when they conceived
any act of that Government sub?
versive of their rights and interests;
and that, holding to the doctrine of
State sovereignty and State rights,
the citizen's first allegiance and duty
were to his State. All this has been
swept away by the war, and the Union
has been cemented firmer and stronger
than it ever has been in the past.
Every Southern State has accepted,
by its action, this great and radical
change in political theory. The peo?
ple of these States, through Conven?
tions whose members were chosen to
decide upon their political condition,
have acknowledged the power and
authority of the United States. As
in the past, when the doctrines they
held were never concealed, so now,
scorning any covert action, they
freely, fnlly and honestly accept the
position the war has placed them in?
loyal citizens, owning sole allegiance
to the Government of the United
Such is the present condition of
? the Southern States of the Union.
: Their people, faithful to the doctrines
taught and-inculcated by their states
n men, fought four long and weary
By^y?arsin defence of these doctrines,
and were conquered. The fact is
established that "the Union will and
must be preserved," and there are no
people in any section of the country
-why more cheerfully render their alle
|W?puriA^ to V ^jfhioL. and its*Govern
'-nv^Hfefcii^lie people oi ?he Southern
StatSr The war has further proven
that the States which took up arms
\ against the Government were never
vO"ut of the Union; the Prep ?dent
g&fi* holds to the oame doctrine, and every
%U Union man in the country adopts it;
?7 ye*? notwithstanding all this, the
L radical majority in Congress refuses
H to recognize these established facts,
and says virtually to the people of
the South, you are out of the Union,
and we intend to keep you ont as
long as we please.
Let our people wait patiently for
the end of all this radical folly and
fanaticism. Even now the clouds in
the political horizon are beginning to
disperse, and the second veto of the
President of another of the mis?
chievous measures of the disorgan
izers is a still further earnest of his
determination that the Union shall
be restored and the people of all sec?
tions protected in their constitutional
We regret to learn from the Abbe?
ville Banner that on last Friday one
of the garrison at that place was shot
and severely wounded, at Hodge's
Depot, in that District, by some un?
known person. The people all de?
nounce the outrage, and a public
meeting has been called for next sale
day to express the sentiment of the
people against these lawless deeds.
This violence and crime should be
promptly put down everywhere. It
l is working evil to the Stat*?, and play?
as ing into the hands of the radicals.
'^flUjU. Sti?VE TRADE.-The New
Vies has a letter from Havana
giving an account of the capture of
two slavers off the coast of Cuba,
which had been trying to land their
cargo in an obscure place, in which
attempt one got aground, and eighty
of the negroes on board perished of
hunger and thirst. The remainder,
amounting to 275, were brought to
Havana by the Spanish ship Neptuno.
The Government have the negroes in
safe-keeping until it determines how
to dispose of them.
Several towns in Maine have lately
. experieiflfed an earthquake.
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Decline tn Gold and merchandize.
The regular and steady decline in
the rates of gold indicates that it
will be permanent, and that it will
not stop until a dollar in greenbacks
will be worth enc dellar in gold. But,
besides gold, all other articles have
declined. Many theories have been
advanced as to the cause of this
sudden decline. The Richmond Tintes
notes that the prices of goods com?
menced falhng before gold did, and
thinks it would be more rational,
philosophical, and nearer the truth,
that a fall in all other commodities
brought down the price of gold.
The Times remarks, that the era of
high prices is generally regarded as
the era of financial and commercial
prosperity, and it is very plausibly
argued, that if money w ? not abun?
dant, and if people could not afford
to pay high pricer, they would not
prevail. Hence, whenever a great
and sudden fall has taken place in
the markets, it may be safely affirmed
to be the consequence of some alarm
in financial and commercial quarters,
which fills the public mind with ap?
prehension as to future prosperity.
But the Times, we think, points out
the true cause of the present decline
and anticipated panic-if not crash
in financial and commercial circles,
and that is, the political condition of
the country. Capital, as it says, is
sensitive and cautious, is easily fright?
ened, and it is no less alarmed at civil
and political disturbances than the
physical convulsions of national war?
fare. It says that the operations of
capital, the ' ' trade and commerce of
the country, have been conducted and
based upon a false idea-upon tiie hy?
pothesis of Hie restoration of the Union.
Capital has been an attentive observer
of the legislation of Congress, and
having discovered that the hypothesis
of restoration is unreal-that the
Union, the source of national and
individual wealth and prosperity, is
not to be restored for an indefinite
period, great alarm in all thc chan?
nels of trade and commerce is the con?
sequence. Here, then, we have a solu?
tion, plain, simple and direct, of the
fall in prices, and it is portentous of
financial disaster. The hope qf a re?
stored Union was what sustained the
prosperity of tho North all during the
war, and that hope has continued un?
til recently. Now, it is being weakened
by the action of the radicals, and in
preventing restoration they will inflict
a wound upon the ? ' life of the na?
tion " and its prosperity more griev?
ous than wars and. " rebelliomY' have
? done. The truth of these observa?
tions is realized in Wall street, and
ere long will be felt in every man's
pocket, whether it contains dollars or
The truth is, if the radicals would
cease their insane efforts to keep the
country disunited, business would
soon be placed on a healthy basis.
Northern capital would find its way
South, to aid us in the work of recu?
peration and the development of our
resources. As it is, capital will not
seek investment in States which, from
present appearances, may not be ad?
mitted into the Union ior some time,
perhaps for years to come.
NATIONAL RECEIPTS AND EXPENDI?
TURES.-The receipts and expendi?
tures of the Government for the year
1865 were as follows; Receipts, $475,
732,259.36; expenditures, $1,095,179,
287.87. Showing a deficiency for the
year of 8619,447,028.51; which has
been met by loans.
TIIE BATTLE-GROUND OF FREDER
ICKSBURG.-A part of the battle-field
of Fredericksburg, which contains
the bodies of hundreds of Union sol?
diers, was used as a fair ground be?
fore the rebellion, and has recently
been turned over to the Agricultural
Society again by the Mayor and
Common Council of the city, and is
likely to be ploughed, levelled and
used as before. Efforts have been
made recently by Gen. Burnside and
others to raise money by subscrip?
tion and erect a national monument
in memory of those who fell there.
Measures will probably be taken by
the Government to prevent the dese?
cration of the ashes of her heroes.
[ Washington Cor. New York Herald.
An advertisement in a New York
paper, promising, on the receipt of
twenty-five cents, to send a receipt to
keep water in wells and cisterns from
freezing, a man in a neighboring city
forwarded the currency, and received
by return mail the foUowing answer,
which may prove of value to some of
our readers, therefore we take the
liberty of circulating it: "Take in
your well and cistern on cold nights
and keep them by the fire. "
What was the first woman created,
! for? Adam's express company.
Sensible Speech from Beecher.
Henry Ward Beecher lectured at
Philadelphia, on Thursday evening,
and contended that, in regard to the
treatment of the Southern States, it
was better to assume fundamental
principles, and get by moral influence
what Is desired, instead of attempting
political coercion. In the course of
his speech he said:
"Dilatory legislation was not wise,
and yet he was free to say we never
sent so many good men to Congress
as constituted the present Congress.
[Loud and protracted applause, j But
there never was a time when so many
good and wise men made so poor a
bungle. You should not have ap?
plauded until I finished. [Applause. ]
The kind and patient Mr. Lincoln
was cudgeled and whacked by Con?
gress, and he bore it with a patient
spirit; reminding him of some horses
who merely act when cudgeled, as
though it was to brush flies off.
When they commenced whacking Mr.
Johnson, they found a pair of heels
through the dash-board, and they left
the wagon and took to trees and
bushes, crying: " Beast, brute!" but
since then had cudgeled more care?
He took both sides, and was for Mr.
Johnson and Congress also, deeming
the question to be how to do, and
not what to do. Reconstruction was
going on in the South, where it must,
after all, be made; yet it was wise to
have proper laws to fall back upon.
Let Georgia and Alabama pass laws
giving rights and privileges to colored
men, and let South Carolina enact the
slave code, and the consequence would
be that all would leave the latter State
to go to the former. The plantations
must be worked by the colored men,
and the people in South Carolina
would quickly demand the repeal of
the laws that drove them from their
The North had but little to arro?
gate to herself a~. to the humanity to?
wards the colored race, aud were more
prejudiced against *hem than the
Southern people. He would not be?
lieve skulkers of the South, but if a
man who had fought in the rebellion
would tell him he had accepted the
issue, he would take his word for it.
He respected the South more now
than he formerly did. for there was
s? much brag and gasconade, he j
thought there could not be much
fight about them. No Northern man
need be ashamed of their fighting
qualities. The speaker said the North J
seemed to stand back with frightened ;
countenances at the idea of the South
getting the sway of Government
again. If the North, with its popu?
lation comprising two-thirds of the ?
whole country, its industry and in?
genuity, let the shivering remnant
take possession of the Government,
they deserve to lose it. He warted
to extend his hand to all as great na?
tional freedmen, and extend the flag
in whose folds shine stars-every one
a star of Bethlehem-all over the
country, because liberty and religion
would be denoted wherever it should
RESUMPTION or SPECIE PAYMENTS.
The indications are that the plans of
Mr. McCuUoch will not be adopted
in toto by Congress, but some com?
promise measure will be agreed upon,
which, while he will not greatly ob?
ject to it, will be inore satisfactory to
the commercial classes of the coun?
try. We find in the last New York
Herald the following remarks on the
"We are in favor of specie pay?
ment, but we desire to see it brought
about by the natural laws of trade, !
and not by forced legislation. Specie
payment will come along of itself,
if Congress will only permit the
country to be restored, and let the
finances alone. It is less than one j
year since the rebellion was put
down, yet the price of gold has run
down from 250 to 127. Surely, is not
this rapid enough? Why should we
disturb the natural laws which have
brought about this result in so short
a period? If we must have legisla?
tion for a resumption of specie pay?
ment, then let it be based on the law
of trade, and so framed that all classes
will know wha-" to expect. In this
way, all branches of business can be
easily adapted to it, all danger of a
panic averted, and one class of secu?
rities will not be benefited to the
detriment of all others. Any other
?ystem will surely bring disaster, and
strew its path with the wrecks of bu?
siness and industrial pursuits.
"The Secretary should not be
vented with authority to f und any of
the legal-tender r.on-interesL bearing
notes. There is no reason why this
class of Government debt, which is
so popular with the people, the best
currency we have ever had, should be
withdrawn, and the public compelled
to pay some $27,000,000 annually, in
the shape of taxes, for the privilege
of doing without tho green-backs. '[
A correspondent asks our opinion
as to whether a contract which, by
its express terms, promises payment
in gold can be enforced? We have
to reply, that nothing is less worth a
business man's attention than the
opinion of a layman on a point of
law. But according to the recent
decision of our Superior Court, as
delivered by Judge Monell, stich a
contract cannot be enforced; and
that opinion mil stand as law, in that
Court, until reversed.
Discouraging from Florido.
We are permitted to make the fol?
lowing extract from a letter received
by a gentleman in this District, who
hos a large landed-intereot in Florida.
It presents a gloomy aspect of affairs
in that State:
"I am glad to see that you are in
such fine spirits, and pray God that
your predictions may all bi verified.
I see, however, no reason for any
such calculations as yon rrmV?, Surely
the same state of things do not exist
in South Carolina that exist here.
My large plantation, that used to oc?
cupy about fifty hands, has ten negro
croppers on it this year. General
Owens' has none on it; and I don't
know of a single plantation that has
anything like the hands on them
that they had formerly, except yours
and John Hopkins'. I think Martin
told me he had fifteen or sixteen
hands; only two or three of them
your former negroes. Colonel Tongue
could not get any hands, and I was
present, the other day, when his fine
plantation was sold at 85 per acre;
stock and everything sold. There
are hundreds of plantations in Flo?
rida, this year, that are lying idle for
the want of hands to cultivate them.
The free negro will never do regular
plantation work if he can possibly
avoid it, and, without it, nothing in
the way of cropping can be done to
any extent. And the foreigner is no
more to be relied on than the free
negro. Edward Lewis, Scott and
Graddick, went to New York, and
bronght on Irish, Germans, eec, and
were for a time very much pleased
with them; but they have all left;
could not stand regular plantation
work ?i the South. Like the negro,
they must be in towns 01 villages,
where they eau job it. We, in Flo?
rida, don't know what have become
of the negroes. Feaster has eight
hands, Croxton noue, Adamson 4,
and so in regard to hundreds of
others. The negro women are lying
about tne cabins idle. As for myself,
I see nothing but ruin staring us all
in the face. Certainly, nothing be?
yond a bare support can be made,
and that must be done by the labor of
our own hands; for the free negro
won't work, to do any good at it.
They never have done it, and I have
no idea they ever will."
Letter from Columbia..
A Virginia gentleman traveling in
this State, writing from Columbia to
the Richmond Examiner, says:
"I will endeavor to lay before the
many readers of the Exam uer, very
briefly, the picture which ;his dear
old State presents on passing through
"South Carolina! My dear sir, do
you remember how once her 'cities
sparkled as the diamond and. her fields
blossomed as the rose?' All is deso?
late and barren now. The rice fields,
neglected, are growing up in weeds
and briars; the once beautiful cotton
fields and plantations turned out tc
become pastures for the wild deer ol
the wilderness. The decaying walls
Df ruined Charleston, once so hospi?
table and gay, and at last so chival?
rous, now becoming the habitation ol
the owl and bat, and the gcilant ole
Sumter, the pride of the South, nov
frowning upon its own dear Aime
"And here, where once t.tood th?
beautifnl city of Columbia, is a bar
ren plain, studded here and then
with burnt chimneys, and an occa
iional, but often rude, tenement,
wherein are crowded the home anc
the homeless. A few enterprising
men have congregated about Plait
md Assembly streets, and are show
ing some signs of life; but the effor
is a feeble one, and everything add:
'io the conviction that this glorien
State is rapidly falling back to th?
primitive days of Yeaman and Stayle
from which it will take many ?
Greene, Marion and Calhoun to ex
"Wasted and ruined by ravaging
war, South Carolina pines and pray
for peace. With the least encourage
ment from the General Government
such men as Hampton and Orr migh
soon revive the drooping spirits c
this once proud and chivalrous pee
pie. Indeed, with fair dealings fror
that quarter, the entire South woul
rise up again to the full strength c
her manhood and give her aid in mal
ing this a mighty empire. Wi thor
such aid, God alone is to help us."
MONSTROUS .-' 'It is monstrous tht
4,000,000 of people, who have bee
free and independent, should be d<
prived of the right to vote for n
better reason than the color of the
3kin." So said Mr. Hart, of th
State, in the debate in the House, la;
Saturday, on the reconstruction que
tion, and we concur entirely in tl
sentiment, though we diner from M
H. in the practical application of i
lt is totally inapplicable to the n
?rroes of the South-who, by the wa;
io not number 4,000,0<?0, nor an;
thing like it-for thoy have nevi
beretofore been " free and indepem
snt," and, as they have never heret
fore had the right to vote, it is n<
sasy to comprehend how they can 1
" deprived " of such right, lut the:
ire men at the South, more than 4
"100,000 of whites, "who h tve bet
free and independent," and who a
practically disfranchised by the acth
jf Mr. Hart and his coadjutors, f
no better reason that wc can seo th?
the color of their skin. And it is u
questionably "monstrous" that th
should be so. Perhaps, after all, th
is what Mr. Hart meant.
[New York News.
The Department of State has re?
ceived authentic information that the
three children of Rose Elyra, of New
Orleans, who were taken to Havana
without the consent of their parents,
have been sent back to her by the
United States Consul at the latter
city. Gen. Canby gave the informa?
tion concerning the abduction or re?
moval of the children, when the De?
partment of State instituted the
measures which have led to their re-1
Senator Howard having returned
to Washington, it is expected that the
report of the Committee on Recon?
struction, embracing the testimony of
General Lee, will bo made early this
Last week, the Secretary of the ?
Treasury made the following dis
bnrsements on account of depart- 1
meats named : War, $7,789,702; :
Navy, 84.0*3,720; Interior. Si,008,
813. Total, $13,732,264.
The great double-turreted monitor !
Miantonoma is ordered North from j
this station. She eames 15-inch guns,
and is the best war vessel in our navy,
or probably afloat.
A despatch from Washington re- j
ports that the Ways and Means Com
mittee have agreed to continue the
exemption of tax on income at $000,
adding $50 to the exemption for every
child in a family, np to fifteen in
A very startling double-leaded edi
torial appeared in the Reconstruction- \
ist, of this week, which is edited by j
Mrs. Swisshelm, directly charging ;
President Johnson with complicity in |
the assassination of Mr. Lincoln. The
ravings of this strong-minded disci?
ple of radicalism will not hurt the
President very much, it is thought.
The President yesterday expressed j
his disapproval of Mr. Stewart's pro
position for a universal amnesty on j
condition of the establishment of free
Senator Dixon, of Connecticut U- '
still improving, but is not cc- sirtered :
entirely out of danger yet. Senator \
Foot, of Vermont, is improving ra- j
Lieut. Gen. Graut is shortly to sail
for Europe, and thc Navy Depart- j
ment are now looking up a vessel for j
his accommodation. Capt. Ammen, j
an old schoolmaster of the General's,
and now of the iron-clad Miantonoma, j
is to be transferred to the man-of-war j
that conveys the military chieftain j
across the ocean.
FRANCE AND MEXICO.-The Paris
correspondent of the y ut io iud Intelli- j
qencer (March 9) says Louis Napoleon
is in great trouble. Unless he assists
Maximilian, directly or indirectly, to
raise the needful supplies, he places
in jeopardy all the holders of Mexican
bonds in Paris and France, and there?
by raises a discontent which he might
not find it easy to appease. The
masses of the French people went
madly and eagerly into the Mexican
loan, under a sort of persuasion that
the bonds were guaranteed by the
Government. There is scare
working man in Paris who could
scrape together 500 francs who did
not invest in this loan.
It really looks now as if Marshal
Forey had been instructed to make
the speech he lately did in the Senate,
ind in which he said that both, more
men and more money, would be need
2d in order to try the effect of such a
leclaration upon the public mind,
rad prepare the country for further
Altogether, matters have assumed
ra uncomfortable position, and are
jreating considerable uneasiness. The
Emperor Napoleon is evidently in a
ix, from which he finds it extremely
liflicult to release himself. He wants
?JO go, and he wants to stay; and
?ither dilemma presents difficulties
rad dangers of an imposing charac?
ter, both at home and abroad. He,
in consequence, and in accordance
with his natural disposition, procras?
tinates, rather than hesitates, and
waits to see whether circumstances,
rad perhaps destiny, will come to his
A RELIABLE INFANT.-The Adrian
( M ich. ) Expositor relates the following
A little girl about two years old,
rad a diminutive little thing at that,
while playing with her brother, by
some unaccountable accident, fell
into a well about thirty feet dee}).
The boy gave the alarm, and the
mother running out, discovered her
ittle darling floating on the water.
The bucket was down-it probably
?vent with thc child-and the mother,
instead of wasting her energies in
Fruitless st reams, caught the rope and
swung back the bucket partially under
the child. The little hands grasped
the pail, and it was drawn to the top
rad rescued by the terrified but cou?
rageous mother. During its perilous
journey ont, it looked up, and seve?
ral times called out, "Mamma, mam?
ma!" A more thrilling peril and
.escue Heidorn occurs, and, indeed,
;he whole thing is miraculous; but
;he facts are beyond cavil.
THE LAHOR QUESTION-ITS TKOU
iLES.-A gentleman in King George
md in his employ two Englishmen,
iwo Germans, and two females. The
English gardener cut stick first; he
va.? followed by the two Germans,
md, lastly, the remaining English -
nau and tho two women left. Ihey
di ran away at night, although they
ind expressed themselves as fully
itttisfied with their situations. They
jad contracted to laboi from one to
ive years.-Fredericknburq Herald.
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Mortgal??ud Conveyances of Heal F..<- ^
tate ? >r sale at this office.
Wu are r?tb?tized to stattflthat Mr. J?;ui
A. Elkins is Boin candidate for Aldernmn.
CASK.-Om- terms for subscription, a..
vertising and j?fr%ork ?re cash. W?*1 n("
all parties willbearthis in muid.
Dr. !;. w . Gibbes, sr.-,- :vTive<L^^rfp|j?
city yesterday afternoon in^i jJM
Philadelphia. We are. aideb??
late papers, ^fl
THK WEEKLY r>i'>'Aa P^i
publication of this V"Sa P ^?^^H
a few weeks. PIT >^Hmcsirouf. of .tv ..
scribing, will please twrward tile ninney at
once. Terms $4 a year.
GAS.-The Superintendent of tho Gas
Company assures naftihat by Monday or
Tuesday next he will J*? prepared to fur?
nish gas for the use of-fhe city. So, good?
bye to dips and other traitent illuminators.
CHEAP LIGHT.-Our robers will have ob?
served, that Mr. Cantwell adveftiees kero?
sene oil at $1 per gallon. At this price, it
is the cheapest light that dm Lo used. Mr. i
Cantwell has everything else cheap in pi n- J
Tun BURNING OF COLUMBLV.- -An inter/
esting account ot the "Sack and Dcstm/
tion of thc City of Columbia. S. C.," his
just l eon issued, in pamphlet form, fr/m
the Phoenix steam power press. Orders
can 1 o fdled to any extent. ?
ECLIPSE OK THE MOON. There will bc a
total eclipse of the moon this evening- ^
begins at five minuten past nine ?'clock, is
at it9 total at twelve minutes pa sgt ,-en, *n<^
begins to disappear at forty-iM^e minutes
past eleven. It will lie visible? thronga*5T*
the United States. M
Du. C. IL MIOT.-This w?j^noro ?ra&
"L'.'.,* - --mou-d ??.ii'luai^r^JP^^^I
in rear of C. H. Baldwin's atore^ri Wash?
ington street, where he has opened a large
stock of goods in bia line. We visited his
store yesterday and found every thing nu
fait in his department of business.
A man, giving his name as Wm. Hamil?
ton, and who claims to have a brother in
Charleston, was found in the tailor shop of
Mr. Watson, about 12 o'clock on Wednes?
day night. As he had a number of keys
and picks in his pocket, and was unable to
give a satisfactory account of himself, he
was locked up.
MORTALLY WOUNDED.-On Monday night
last, as several freedwomen were on their
way home from a frolic, they were hailed
by a mau, who threatened to shoot them
if they did not stop. The women ran off.
but one of them named Matilda, employed
by Mr. Watson, was caught and ?hot
through the head. Who tho man was, or
what the provocation, is not known. The
unfortunate woman was still alive yester?
day, but the physicians say ?ho cannot
possibly recover, as^^^^j^j^^r^the^^
Mr. J. D. Bateman, of ice house notorie?
ty, has "pitched his tent" near tho Green?
ville and South Carolina Railroad depots,
and is supplying the residents of that sec?
tion of the city with groceries, provisions,
hay, corn, &c. Mr. B., knowing the wants
of the community in general, is making
irrangements to rebuild and re-occupy his
Did quarters, and TIJHI supply our citizens
with icc during the coming summer. This
will bo pleasing intelligence; for some
folks we wot of have been in a great state
3f tribulation with reference to tho princi?
pal ingredient for a mint julep during the
Nr.w ADVERTISEMENTS. -Attention is call?
ed to the followring advertisements, which
xro published this morning for tho first
Fisher .V Heinitsh-iiew Gooda.
.' " --New Articles."
Levin & Peixotto-Variety Sale.
'. .. -Building to Lease.
- Real Estate.
" " -Dwelling for Rent.
Leapharts-A Nunamaker-Ex'rs Notice.
Mikell, Boyle & Co.-S. C. R. R. Stock.
Abeles, Myers ol Co.-Spring Goods.
J. D. Bateman-Corn and Hay.
C. F. Jackson-Spring Stock,
hlrs. M. E. Brady-Spring Goods.
Wm. Shiver-Fine M?re for Sale.
Thomas B. Jeter-S. A U. Railroad.
J. W. Parker-Attendants Wanted.
CATCHING A TARTAR.-Neglect your teeth
md you will soon catch a tartar there.
Manipulate them daily with that rare vege?
table compound. Sozodont, and neither
iartar nor canker, or any dental disease,
;an ever infect or injure either them or
the red cushions in which they are in?
PAPER. -It is reported that Messrs.
Harper ? Brothers have ordered a
?hole shipload of white paper from
Belgium. Ticknor A- Fields, Boston,
nave ordered 5,000 reams in London,
lt has been estimated that at present
prices good book and news paper can
r>e delivered in New York, all duties
md expenses included, at threo
piarters thc price of American paper
>f thc same grade. Another esti
nate makes the difference in favor of
"foreign paper ten per cent, instead j
>f twenty-five per cent." Itiscer-I
tainly demonstrated that paper eau I
i)o imported at cheaper rates titan ow
paper-makers are demanding. /
A California paper says that the\
ail tare of raisins promises to becfiom^
m important feature in thc i?dwmH
Future of California. Tho
Union, speaking of sttniplMpfsg^^^
that office, says they ajA? M , ???j
dinrine matter,jmc"j^fl SHU HBlffilSi