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Wednesday Morning, Hay 16, 1866
We publish, this morning, a report
made ' by a committee of the New
York Chamber of Commerce, in rela?
tion to the proposed tax of five cents
per pound orr cotton. The report ia
elaborate, and presents some new
views as to the effects and working of
the tax if levied hy Congress. It
contends that the tax should not be
imposed; that it would tend, in a few
years, to lessen the reven ne of the
Government from ci. ?ton sources, and
have the effect of inducing other
countries to out-bid us in the traffic
and culture of the staple. One of the
speakers-Judge Marvin-took the
"He doubted whether the cotton
could bear the tax, without so lessen?
ing the production of the article as to
do material damage to the country.
Bethought the estimated cost of thir?
teen cents a pound was below whafc it
would prove to be. When the South?
ern lands were virgin soil, and every?
thing was cheaper, it was all Tery well
to impose such a tax; bnt now, to pro?
duce this cotton at thirteen cents a
pound on a plantation, with all its
present heavy expenses, wotdd be a
very tight business. A gentleman
from England, in the first year of the
war, ;told bim he wished the war
would last five years, and aaid that if
it did, England, being deprived of
cotton from the United States, would
grow it in India and elsewhere. If
this tax was pat on, England would
over-compete with us. Encourage
the production of cotton in the South?
ern States. It might bear two or
three cents a pound tax, but he
thought five cent? a little too much. "
The report, it will be seen, con?
demns the tax as being sectional, and
recommends a change in some other
features of the revenue law, and says
that there is a want of impartiality in
the bill, and that it is calculated to
provoke hostility at the South, and
to excite in all honest minds at the
North the hope that such a purpose
will not prevail; and says, very pro?
perly, that it would be wiser and bet?
ter to lift up those who are now cast
down, and by just and generous legis?
lation to inspire the Southern people
with hope and confidence.
The report was adopted, and, with a
memorial on the subject, was ordered
to be sent to Washington. The radi?
cals in Congress may listen to the
arguments of the report and yield to
ita suggestions, but we doubt it.
They are determined to grind the
people of the South as much as pos?
sible, let the consequences be what
they may, and hence their continued
Anniversary IV eek.
The first week in May is the carni?
val week of all sorts of societies
white, brown and black, of white
neck-cloths, pharasaical preachers
??nd fanatical old women. We notice
iu the New York Neica, that the cele?
bration of the old anti-slavery society
was a remarkable mixture of treason,
cant, blasphemy and indecency. A
Boston parson vied with a Pennsyl?
vania parson in raising laughter at
the expense of the most sacred topics.
A negro denounced the President.
Wendell Phillips, the inevitable, was
on hand, venting his usual slanders
ou the Southern people.
The New York HeriiUl says the
society does not understand the cue,
as it kicks in thetraces tremendoucly,
because it does not know which way
it is pulling, and says:
"That it still feels the disgusting
fact that it has lost its vocation, and
adds that it pitches into Horace Gree?
ley and Carl Scluirz. It denounces
the Freedmen's Bureau. It does not
know whether to censure Congress or
not. It was "unnecessary and gra?
tuitous" for Henry Ward Beecher to
say that he never saw the wench he
would marry, and he is given to un?
derstand tluit he must repent. Charles
Sumuer,"lt is said, "is the most dan?
gerous man fh the country, and has
not been'denounced os such."
lu many of the other societies,
missionary, Ac, the same spirit of
fanaticism is more or less exhibited.
THE ARRIVAL OK HRAI> CENTRE
STEPHENS.-The great event of the
past week in New York circles was
the arrival of Stephens, the Fenian
Head Centre. He was met on the
pier by a committee appointed for
the purpose, and escorted to the Me?
tropolitan Hotel amid the acclama?
tions of assembled crowds. The
object of his visit to this country ia
said to he the restoration of harmony
in the Fenian ranks.
The British fleet now off the Cana?
dian coast is manned by 6,717 men,
and carries an aggregate of 449 gun?
Ntrveit* on AmnntrU.
We extract, the following from the
j debate in Congress preceding tlie
I passage of the last proposed amend?
ment to the Constitution, already
adopted by the HOURO of "Representa?
"Mr. Blaine, of Maine, called the
attention of Mr. Stevens and of the
House to an objection to the third
section Of the amendment, which he
deemed serious, if not fatal. That
section provided that until the 4th of
July, 1879, all persons who volun?
tarily adhered to the late insurrec?
tion, giving it aid and comfort, shall
be excluded from the right to vote
for representatives in Congress and
for electors for President and Vice
President of the United States. It
appeared to him that that was a vio
1 lation of good faith in reference to
j that large class of people in the South
; who came within the terms of the
i Amnesty Proclamation of President
! Johnson, and who were thereby re
i stored to all their civil rights. He
asked Mr. Stevens for un explanation
on that point.
"Mr. Stevens admitted that the
pardon extinguished the crime-after
pardon, there was no such crime iu
the individual. Those who were fully
pardoned did not come within the
operation of the tliird section.
"Mr. Blaine understood, then, the
gentleman from Pennsylvania to say
that those who came within the terms
of the proclamation of amnesty,
would not he considered M having
voluntarily adhered to the late insur?
"Mr. Stevens assimilated their con?
dition to that of a person convicted
of felony, und thereby rendered in?
competent to testify; but who, if par?
doned, and if his testimony were
challenged, i juld produce his pardon
aud thereby show his competency.
"Mr. Blaine suggested that, if that
was the proper construction to be
given-the section, it should be so
amended as that ?there could be no
question about its construction, and
ho should at the proper time move an
amendment to that effect."
This is au admission which may
j have an effect not counted on by
j the great Mogul of the radicals, aud
j that is, it may induce the President
I to issue a general amnesty proclama
tion, and thus head oft' his enemie?
and calumniators in Congress. Ac
j cording to the ground taken by Ste
I vens, the amendment passed by th<
j House disfranchising the great hod}
j of the Southern people, would, lik?
: "Pharoah's serpent." instantly bun
j to ashes.
We oan see no good reason why tin
President, now that all the Southeri
States have complied with all tin
requisitions he himself demanded
should longer withhold such a pro
elamation, which would be the crown
ing act of his administration.
bunting ot Colombia.
' The special Washington correspond
; eut of the Richmond Time?, speak
; iug of the meeting held in this cit;
in relation to the burning on the 1 Ttl
February, 1865, say ts:
The fact is, I leam from authority
tive sources, that there is ofticia
proof on record, that tdiows tba
neither Sherman nor Hampton fire<
the city, but that the conrlagratioi
was the work of escaped Union pr i
soners and the negroes.
We do not know the "authoiitativ
! sources" this writer refers to, but w
I do know that he has been misinform
ed. There may have been som
escaped Union prisoners among til
soldiers, but we have never heard <
any negro being engaged in brin
j any building or dwelling-b.ous<
j Those who came under our observi
j tion were, on the contrary, busy i
trying to save property. The puopl
of Columbia know it was a portion c
j Sherman's army that bred the eitj
and that after it had burned tl
whole night tho Hames were extii
guinhed promptly by bis order. \\
regret to see this "so-called" fm
published in a Richmond paper.
Thi- Tr ur (?rouiifl.
The Judge of tho First Dist i i
Court in Louisiana, a despatch say
has decided tho civil rights bill to 1
j unconstitutional and not bindin
! The Court argues that the prese
Congress is unconstitutionally const
! tuted, and hence their acts are n
! legally binding.
j We have frequently taken the san
! ground in this paper, and expresse
j the hope that the President won
regard the men now in the capitol
I the same light. To our mind, this
j the true ground for him to take; f<
j iu his speeches and messages, he h
: impliedly, if not directly, dcclar
j that the "so-enllt.J" Congress now
j session was not constitutional. It
j well we have the judiciary to look t
it has always been the conservator
tho Constitution; and it is probal
j that the .Supreme Court, at its r
! proaching session, will bc called
' to decide on tbs matter.
j>IM .I l[l /nl
Thf Truth Cominis Out.
The report of Generala Steedmnn
anil Fullerton is published in full in
tho "New York Herald. Tho report
states tliat the Assistant Commission
er in Virginia, and his subordinate
officers, have administered affairs in
that State pretty well, but the Gene?
"That, as the criminal business of
the Bureau 1ms been for some weeks
past turned over to the civil authori?
ties, and as the civil business is about
to follow suit, the necessity for the
continuance of the agency, except as
a means of affording relief to the aged
and helpless, no longer exists. The
Commissioners point out that these
duties could l>e equally as well per?
formed by the officers commanding
the military posts-thus avoiding the
great expense of the double organiza?
tion. The Bureau would be power?
less without thc military, but the
military cando everything now done
by the Bureau. They therefore re?
commend that the Bureau be with?
drawn from Virginia, and the duty of
distributing rations and clothing l>e
discharged in future by the military.
"With regard to North Carolina,
Generals Steedman and Fullerton
condemn, hi strong terms, the farm?
ing operations of Assistant Commis?
sioner Whittlesey, and Superintend?
ents Seeley, James, &c., and the cru?
elties of Fitz, at Newbern, particulars
of which have alreiuly bceu made
public, and repeat the recommenda?
tion, so furas respects North Carolina,
i which they had previously mude with
regard to Virginia, namely: That the
officers of the Bureau should he with?
drawn, and their powers transferred
to the military.'*
Again, some time ago, the President
appointed Benjamin C. Ti nman, Esq.,
of New York, to visit the Southern
States. He came South about the
? first of September last, and remained
nearly seven mouths, visiting all the
cotton Stales. His report is very
voluminous and comprehensive, and
is candid and truthful, showing that
he was a dose und unprejudiced ob?
server of the condition of affair*
throughout every State. That lu
I discharged his duty faithfully univ b?
j seen by the following ext raer from h if
"I visited nil ol the large and im
\ portant cities of the South, and niadi
1 frequent and extended stops upor
I many of the largest plantations,
j "I passed over nearly all of tb?
\ railroads in the above named States
was upon all of the navigable rivers
! and traveled seven hundred and ode
j miles in stage coaches,
j "I called upon all of the genera
j officers commanding posts, districts
I departments, Ac. in the Statesabov<
mentioned, and also upon all ol' tin
' commissioners of freedmen (exeep
j General Fisk,) sud many other* officer
? connected with the Freedmen's Bu
: reau. 1 also conversed with at leas
? one-third of the ex-gejierals of tin
! late Confederate army, and larg
j numbers of Southern politicians, ant
j Southern people generally, inclndinj
! ministers of the Gospel, editors o
j newspapers, and others in profession
I al capacities.
I After this honest and close investi
! gation, Mr. Truman says:
j "That the South- the great, sub
j stantial and prevailing element i
I more loyal now than it was at the eui
of the var-more loyal to-day thai
yesterday -and that it will be mor
i loyal to-morrow than to-day. 1
i would he almost impossible to jue
sent the numerous and scattered evi
> dunces upon which i base this belief
but 1 entertain it in all sincerity, am
I believe il to be consonant with th
I facts. Nu revolution ever goos back
! ward,' is a convenient but shallot
' truism: or. rather, expressive of ni
I truth whatever; since ?very r?volu
? tion has its ultimate revulsion pal
j tinily, at least; and, jnst as certain!
! as for four years the mass of popula
i sentiment ill the South was slow 1
' solidifying and strengthening in favo
of thc Confederacy, just so certain i
1 it that, from the date of its downfal
i that opinion hus been slowly returi,
ing- to its old attachments."
Bc contradicts, in emphatic tenn.'
the stories circulated nt the North :
to the hitter treatment Northern mc
receive at the hands of the Souther
people, and pronounces them unetpi
vocally false, ile says that larj
numbers of ex-Confederate and ?.:
Federal officers ar?' engaged togethi
i in mercantile pursuits ami in eottc
; planting, and that nearly all th?> ?.<?
lon plantations in Florida ure run i
that way. A large number of tl
: plantations on the banks of the Mi
! sississippi, lu1 says, are leased 1
! Northern men and Federal officei
I and that fourteen officers of a color?
! regiment are planting cotton ne
Thus is the truth coming slow
out; and as regards the feelings of tl
I South towards the Government ai
j towards the freedmen, the lying stal
intents of radical writers and poli
cia ns will he fully disproved by tin
who ave fully entitled to Indict
A round mau muy sometimes
I cornered. Prentice.
('orr-eaponrfenre of tttr Pliern I? .
NEWBERRY May 10, 1866.
MESSRS. EDITORS: I have just re?
turned from a trip through Newberry,
Union and parts of Laurens and
Spartanhurg Districts. I gathered
all the information I could concern?
ing the growing crops, both from my
own observations and conversations
with some of tho best planters in
each of these Districts. The wheat
crop is a very large one. and promises
exceedingly well. Tho most of the
planters sowed largely of wheat last
fall, and they put in some of their
very best lands, fearing the negroes!
would not work the present year, j
The crop is now in foll head and j
bloom, and tin? present seasons, j
which ?re tine and general, will mn-1
ture it. Tile eoru is small as yet, but ?
tho stands are generally good, and it
is promising for this season of the
year. The cotton prospects are!
gloomy in the extreme. Thu whole j
country bas been panic-stricken the
past week. 1 have met with only one
place where is a stand of cotton. ?
Some have to plant over their entire I
crop, and the difficulty is there is no ;
seed; and what seed is in the country
is precisely like that which has been i
sowed, and has tailed to come up.
The seed before planting, to the
casual observer, appeared to be good, j
but, when closely examined l>\ a
practiced eye. it, is readily discovered
that thc oil has been abstracted by
the lint the cotton having laid for a
long time in a bulk-ami the genoe
nating power of the seed h>st. Even
where it has come up, it is so feeble
it is all dying out. Those who have
contracted with the freedmen to pay
money wages are very much tie- ;
pressed. They know it. is impossible
to make a crop ol cotton the present
year. The only Hiing that now re?
mains to be done is to put the land is '
corn anil peas. The peach crop in :
very generally a failure, lu some
sections, the freedmen are doing very i
well, and in others they are changing
Their places. Upon the whole, they j
are very unreliable. There is scarcely i
one-half the hands in ,ie field that
we bad previous to the war. Matty j
have left these districts, and have'
gone lo the interior and lower part of
the State, while large numbers have
been hired amt taken Westward. In1
most eases, win n a man bus children
to go to the Held, his wife remains at
i the house to cook and wash. Tb,
active field labor in these and in j
mauv other wavs has been verv great- i
Iv reduced. ' NEPTUNE
Croon Hon-., KH HI.ANDD'ST., S. C. j
April '2. i 366.
Twenty-one miles below Columbia, j
on the main rond leading to (buner s
Old Ferry, stan.ls a neat little meet,
ing-house, the members ^f which '
were this day constituted into a regn- j
lar Baptist Church. The followings
ministers conducted th?* exercises it
the following order: Kev. .1. Nichols,
leading in singing, reading appropri j
ate passages of Scriptures and pray j
er: Kev. W. 1) Bice, the introducto?
ry sermon., from 1 Timothy. 1 e. 6 v.
Rev. N. Graham, the chosen mode j
rat or, on resuming his scat, made aj
few passing remarks, after which,
calling for the necessary documents. ,
they were presented, read und re?
ceived. The right band of fellowship
being extended to the candidates, and
an appropriate and impressive address
delivered to the church by the mode- ;
rotor, Rev. W. B. Elkin concluded j
with prayer und benediction. The
Lord's Supper was then administered. 1
Rev. J. Nichols and N. Graham of?
ficiating. The congregation then
sung a hymn and went out, with ?
binning lu-arts, from the impressive
truth of Cod and the concluding
.'( lihlreii ol the lb avenh King.
As ye journey, sweetly sing." Ac.
Led nil pray (Ind's blessing on this]
church. " That the little one mav be j
come a thousand. ' Ac I sitia li l<> c.
ANOTHER PH ASE OI TUE VALPARAISO
BOMBARDMENT. Thc report of the
Spanish Admiral Nunc/, who .-on
dueted thc bombardment, to thc
Spanish Minister at Washington. |
states that Commodore!: .dgers, after
his efforts for a peaceable settlement
of the i faculties, wen- thwarted by
Chile, commended the action as
right, and said that moderation and
dignitv were on the side of Spain ,
and the English Admiral Denman
said thal thc insult offered l>y the
Chileans in proposing a naval combat!
was a sufficient justification for the
bombardment. He says also that the :
Chilean Government opposed the re-1
nioviil of foreigners' property.
( AIT. Ai'. CATESBY JONIS. This
I officer, formerly lieutenant in the
United States navy, and during the
late war captain in the Confederate
naval service, has been appointed by
the Peruvian Government chief of
ordnance in the navy of that country.
During the late war he was first
lieutenant of the famed iron-clad'
i Virginia, and participated in the
I memorable engagements between that
j vessel and tho United States Meet in
I Hampton Roads in 1862.
Pearl, grey and azure blue are the
fashionable colors for Paris ladies
stockings, and boots of black satin,
. with gilt heels
The C rop?.
The plauters around Charlotte, N.
C., complain that the cotton planted
is not coming up.
The wheat crop in North Carolina
is fsaid to he very promising. The
farmers are planting large crops of
corn and cotton.
Those who are well posted'thiuk
that on account of the lack of control
of labor, the unsoundness of seed
used, uni other valid reasons, not
more than half a crop of cotton can
safely be anticipated in Texa-t and
Louisiana. The growing wheat is
looking well, with promise of a line
The Bolivar (Tenn.) Bulletin thinks
that in that region there will be put
in cultivation this year at least double
the quantity of lan?! that was tilled in
1865. Many ?d' thc large lields that
have only served as pastures for the
past three or four years are now being
put in condition suitable for planting
The .Memphis L>'<l>jt>c says the great
havoc which bas been made in the
cotton fields bordering on Mississippi
Uiver by tin; present overflow is
appalling. It is no exaggeration to
say that uncounted thousands of
acres of land prepared for cotton have
been abandoned. The seed planted
has rotted in the ground, and the
most fertile portion of the cotton
growing region of the South is a
watery sea of desolation. We have
no language adequate to convey
to our friends the sympathy we
feel for .?ir mis.ortunes. We do
not pretend to know how far this
state ol' things will affect, the cotton
market, but those win. ealculate ou a
large croj) had bette* investigate the
The New Orleans Times, of the "id
instant, says the following communi?
cation is entitled to thc highest con?
PORT GIBSON. Mississippi, April
2S, 186G. The calculation of the
cotton crop of 1866 is made upon a
basis of 4,000,000 l?ales, produced in
313 working days by the then labor
of the country previous to the war.
As the laborer now works but live
days in the week, the loss in working
time is one-sixth, or fifty-two days,
which, deducted from 313 days-old
working time-leaves 271 days of
working time now; but the labor now
performed is really only two thirds of
that which he formerly did. which
gives but 171 ?lays of actual labor
now being done.
Now, if in 31:; days. 4,000,000 bales
were produced, how many bales will
be produced in 17"? da- '' Answer,
2,223,64*2. Deduct the'loss of labor
since the commencement ol' the war
at 741,214; which will give the crops
of 186b at 1,482,428, provided the
season be as favorable as that which
ff merly produced 4,000,000 bales.
But it is generally believed that
throughout the whole cotton region
there is not at this time one-third of
the land in cultivation that there was
in 1860; so that it would seem the
present cotton growing crop hos very
small chances to exceed 1,000,00(1
' ab- J. L. K.
We have seen in Mime paper o
similar estimate with the above. We
cannot expect much of anything in
general from the white labor this sea
son. Our correspondent, no doubt,
ha> taken the entire available labor ol
tin- country into \ iew.
( li a ri ?'?tn ti lt?-iti?.
The lire which neem ?i ii ut about ?
o'clock, Monday morning, destroyed
the bay and grain ?tore, a new one
story "mick building on the West sid?
of Elizabeth street, belonging lo Mr
Wm. Morgan The building con
fained some 20t) bales of hay, 5(H
bushels ut ewin. 1.5O0 bushels o
oats. 2011 bushels of brun, 1,201
empts bags, a quantity nf < ow peas
One night las! wee!,, a thief en
teicil the room of a guest of the Pa
villiuii Hotel and took therefrou
valuables amounting to ?3,000. De
tective O'Brien, on being informed o
the circumstance, immediately too]
steps te liseover tb?- guilty party
ami with bul little delay, tracked hin
tu a disreputable, house. The thie
is under arrest. About S300 in nie
ney were recovered.
A large and enthusiastic meeting ti
the ladies ol' Charlesto n ?:>s heida
tin- Mills House, mi Monday aftei
noon, with a view of lonni'.gan ?uss<
I'iatioU to elect :l 1 noll ll men t an
beautify the graves of the ( 'onfederat
( )n Monday evening, Tom Lev*
freedman, had a "fuss" with hiswih
H. - fired at her und killed his brothel
Jim Livvy, who happened to be ou
ni several colored persons standin
close by during the m elf-.
The' British bark Eureka wi
cleared fm Liverpool at the Custoi
House, on Monday, by Messrs. Ma
shall. Beach \ Co., with the folios
ing cargo; :>4 bales sea island cottoi
I, 742 bales upland cotton, 432 barre
rosin: valued at S248.258.93.
At a meeting o? the Chamber >
Commerce, held on Monday, on tu
tiou of H. Gourdin, Esq., a resol
Hon was adopted appointing a coi
mittee to proceed to Cincinnati,
conj une l. . with tho delegates a
pointed by the Board of Trade, f
the purpose ?>t .trgi ifi the compl
tion of the ('bal lest?n and Cineinni
George A. Trenholm, Esq., offer
a resolution calling fora commit!
to confer with (.'itv Council in ref?
once lo t he rebuilding o the city, I
supported the resolnth n by au al
and appropriate speech
Mortgages anti Conveyances of Heal Ks -
tat? fur ?aie at thie office.
TURTLE SOUP. -Mr. Pollock, at the Rear
House, will serve ap turtle soup, m bis
usual good style, between the hours of ll
and 12 o'clock, this morning.
CHARIL rn: ILur.RoAO. -Tile bridge ove
the Catawba Uiver, on this road, we are
pleased to barn, will be finished to-day,
and that the trains will passover it. This
will give us an errlier arrival of the down
trains in Columbia.
Tur BURNING or COLOMBIA. An inter?
esting account ot the "Sack and Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia, H. C.," has
just been issued.in pamphlet I.?rm. from
the Wursts steam power press. Orders
can bo tilled to any extent. Single copies
BOOK ANO .for. PRINTING. The Plueurs
office is now fully supplied witta card?,
colored and white paper,colored ink, wood
type, etc., and in now in condition to exe?
cute all maimer of book and job printing
in the shortest possible time, (ove ns a
Mr. A. Kiley, who was shot .some weeks
ago, died, on yesterday, from Hie effects of
An inquest was held by Coroner Walker,
and thc jury returned the following ver?
dict: "That the said Alex. Kiley came to
his death, on the 15th day of May, ISM,
from the effects of a ball feloniously and
maliciously tired from a pistol in th.
hands of Henry Uaxcy, a freedman/'
MEETING OF DIRK. TOUS. A meeting fit
the Ihrectors of the Greenville and Colum?
bia Itailroad commenced, at Nickerson's
Hotel, on yesterday morning. In the even?
ing, they re-assembled at the residence of
Co!. I.. D. Childs the hall of the hotel
being appropriated to th*- Concert. We
have not hoard of any business transacted.
hut will probably Ix- able to publish the
We are requested to draw attention to
an advertisement, in this day's paper, of
the New York Disinfecting Company, who
have erected a large building in New York
for tho manufacture of disinfectants. As
this is a matter of public interest we do so
cheerfully, and beg our readers to pay all
the attention possible cleanliness (for,
cholera or no cholera, cleanliness is a
godly virtue, ) and spare no pain? in assist ?
ing to ward off so fearful a visitation aa
this disease, by the free use of disinfect
ants which are recommended by the New
York Hoard of Health. This is a substan?
tial company, we arc told, and their ar
tiele, coming recommended as it is, will be
if incalculable benefit to the public.
NEW Ai'Vi'KTISKVENTS. -Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
ire published this morning for the first
A. ll. Phillips Furniture, Ac
E. K. Dorsey-Board Wanted.
I. Grieshaber- Ice Cream Gardeu.
J. M. Elliott A Co.-Cotton Gina.
Dr. Conrtaret's Disinfecting Fluids.
Tolleson A Janney New Goods.
Haynes worth, Keese A Co.-Baths.
Proceedings of Council-Special
COLOMBIA, May ll. lstiti.
Present His Honor the Mayor, Alder
L i mau Alexander, Geiger, Hunt, McDon
dd. McKenzie, Stork. Taylor. Walter and
His Honor the .Mayor stated be had call
it a meeting of Council for the purpose ol
?king action upon the following r?solu
ion, which was submitted to the Board
Resulted, That the Hon. Theodore Start
Mayor of th?- city of Columbia, be author
zed and instructed to enter into an agree
neut with the Commission appointed b>
he State of South Carolina to make ?ale of
he right, title arid interest of the State iu
lie Columbia Canal, and lands adjacent
hereto, by which the city nf Columbia will
igree and covenant, in consideration that
he purchaser or purchasers of said eauai
ind landa will erect near or at said canal
he necessary machinery for propelling, by
rater power, the water necessary for the
tse of the city of Columbia, and will conti
nie to run said machinery, beeping it m
rood order ainl condition, for the tenn ol
en years from the completion thereof, thc
.itv of Columbia will pay to said purchase!
?r * purchasers thc annual snm of ?9,00(1
herefor; and t the expiration of the saut
erm of ten years, will pay the annual sum
>fi">,oo0 for the succeedi i ; fifty years. Also
hat the Mayor Ix- authorised to enter ?ute
web special stipulations in said agreement
is may be necessary tv? carry into effect tin
ibove general directions for preparing
On motion, the resolution was receive,'
tin motion, the Council adjourned.
.1. S. Mi MAHON. City Clerk.
THE MEMPHIS RIOTS.-The North
un radical papers have pnblishei
wenty different and conflicting ac
founts of the origin of the Memphis
riots, but "ne'er a true one," we ven
.ure to assert. They have all, how
.ver. agreed in one respect, that o
exculpating the negroes. Genera
). O. Howard, of the Bureau, ha
lent a member of bis stuft' to Mern
ibis to investigate the matter. XV.
ihall now have another account.
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THE LAURENS RAI LEO AP. We ar
gratified to state that this railroad i
:<> be put in operation again - that th
ivork to this end bas already begun
The directors have leased tho road
'or five years, to Dr. B. S. James, th
ate President of the road, who in
rends to start it limning as soon n
beware of tooth poisons, vended und.
the name of dentifrices. Adopt and a.
lier.- to the only preparation that reall
preserves the teeth and hardens th. -uni'
Fragrant Sozodont. Its vrte.-ts on Jecaj
ing teeth are marvelous.
A girl eleven yems ..ht was recentl
married in Detioit