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Saturday Morning", June 30, 1866.
Paient Mcdlc?Ht? Agixln.
An editorial on tbo advertising of
patent medicines in Southern pa?
pers, appeared in the Pho-nir, of
Wednesday last, at which the editor
of the Soidh Carolini,i>. has taken um?
brage. The assertions which hr
makes in reference to the Phoenix,
we simply pronounce "inexcusable
mistakes." Since the return of the
Carolinian from its "grand rounds,"
there have been several flings at the
Phoenix, -which have heretofore passed j
unnoticed, from the fact that we
are aware that the public, as a general
thiug, care very little abont newspa
per squabbles. But, as the article in
yesterday's paper reflect? in a would
be harsh manner upon the proprietor
of the Phoenix, it is deemed necessary
to notice it somewhat in detail, and
exhibit its inaccuracies.
So far as the statement regarding
the "special notice" of Dr. Houghton
is conoerned, we have only to say
that wo are unaequa'nted with the i
character of tho individual; perhaps,
if the proprietor of the Phoenix had j
have been a traveling agent for one
of these patent medicino venders, he j
would have been beeu belter posted, j
The statement with referenoe to the
charges on the ledger of the Carolinian,
of course we know nothing about,
and regard it as useless to say what
we think; but wo have been pretty
reliably informed that one, at least,
of the medicine Jvertisements pub?
lished in that p. er was paid for ' 'in
kind," and we are gratified to learn
that the editor was benefited thereby.
As to Hosteler's, another mistake is
made; the proposition of the Phamix
was to publish five squares at ??120
the regular yearly rates; whereas, ac?
cording to the advertised yearly rates
of the Carolinian, it should have
charged i*90-less than half the
amount which the editor asserts the
agent was informed he would have
to pay. j
The proprietor of the Carolinian j
doubtless congratulates himself on
the "capital trick" he played on some
of tho patent medicine venders, by
getting them to advance him money
-for old acquaintance sake-for the ?
publication of their advertisements in |
a "widely-circulated Charleston pa- j
per," and afterwards removing to
Columbia. That he was compelled
to adopt this course, from the press?
ure of circumstances-that is, the
want of patronage in the way of sub?
scription and advertising-is gene?
This would-be champion of the un?
fortunate, in another paragraph,
charges the Phoenix with having, in
times past, taken from the community j
all it could get; and claims that the
Carolinian has "modified" this; but, !
forgetful of this assertion, ere the j
paragraph is concluded, the grave ;
statement is made, that the present
advertising rates do not pay-when
the cost of paper and nearly every
?ither article connected with printing
has been materially reduced in price- ?
and that the terms will probably be
increased in thc fall. Beautiful con?
sistency! If thc adoption of a lower
scale of prices renders it impossible
to meet current expenses, the propri?
etor of the Phcenix positively declines
coming down; but will continue to
charge stich rates as will bring it :
within his power to meet his just ob?
We would suggest to tho Carolinian, 1
that when an italicised sentence is;
quoted from another paper, it should
bo correctly rendered. But such
dodges arc often . osorted to.
As to the boast of the Carolinian,
that it has tho "largest circulation in
the State," we put it in the category
of wild assertions which its proprie?
tor is wont to make. If that be the
case, it is rather singular that thc
paper should have been removed
from Charleston, when it was tho
hobby of the editor to publish a
"live newspaper," a la Now York
Herald, in that city. Whether or not
it is the "best paper in the Stat?',"
as tho editor declares, we leave the
public to decide.
The proprietor of the Phoenix en?
tertains the kindest feelings towards
the "old paper," from the fact of his
having-"boy and man"-been con?
nected with it for over twenty years,
and likely would have been so until
now, had it not boen for unfortunate
We would Kuy in conclusion, that
?tliia Phoenix was commenced Ululer
every disadvantage, when the country
was in a terrible -condition ; its. publi?
cation has been continued until the
j present time, satisfactorily to the ms
i jority, at least, of its readers, who,
! we venture to assert, will still sustain
j it, despite thc carpings of the ftirw
Thr Right Spirit.
The whiie people of Marion, in
! Perry County, Alabama, recently held
a meeting, iu which they spoke kindly
[ of their former slaves, and expressed
a desire to assist them in educating
I their children. Recently th? colored
I people held a meeting in the Baptist
Church in Marion, to respond to this
I wise action, and passed the following
j resolutions :
WHEREAS, The white citizens of
this community, our former masters,
have by a series or resolutions ex?
pressed their approbation of our
feeble attempts made for the educa?
tion of our children, and also their
willingness to extend ii helping baud
Resolved, That while we cannot but
rejoice at our liberation from slavery,
we hold none but the most pleasant
feelings toward our former owners,
and rejoice that a feeling of kindness
and willingness to help us is manifest?
ed by them.
Resolved, That ns we l>elieve we
must remain a part of the population
of this country, it is incumbent on us
to cultivate kindly relations between
the white and colored people, and it
is also an imperative duty laid upon
us to cultivate our minds and to
educate our children.
Resolved, That a committee of
seven be appointed to confer with tho
gentlemen of the other committee,
and perfect such arrangements as
they believe will work for the improve?
ment of our race, and we pledge our?
selves to support thom with all tho
means in our power.
This is the right spirit between the 1
races, and if there was no officious
interf?rence between them, by men ?
who know nothing of the former j
relations existing between the negroes j
aud their masters, every thing would (
ANDERSON.-The Intelligencer has
thc following items:
The revival at the Methodist Church
has continued up to the present
writing, (Wednesday,) and more than
twenty have been added to the church.
Weare informed that in all proba?
bility tho meeting would close last
We learn that.Tohn M. Brooks, who
was convicted of horse stealing at the
March term of tho Sessions Court,
and sentenced to be hung on the
second Friday in July, has had his
sentence commuted to imprisonment
until the first day of January next.
CHARLESTON.-Mr. Richard Brant
ford, who was passing through the
streets with a lady, at the time of the
riot, on Sunday, and was struck by
some of the flying missiles, died on
A man named Charles W. Locke ?
walked into the guard house, on j
Thursday, complaining of feeling un- j
well, and in a few moments died of j
It is with feelings of moro than or- |
dinary sadness that we announce the i
decease of Dr. John Kenifick. Ho
was suddenly- attacked with apoplexy, j
on Thursday, and, about ll o'clock,
the Rame night, died.
DARL-INOTON.-Accounts from the !
country are somewhat more encour- j
aging. Corn is growing right ahead,
while cotton promises bettor than it I
did a week or so ago. A day or
so ago, we heard a large planter say: j
"My negroes are working better than :
they ever did while slaves." We !
hopefully and gladly set this down j
against the great burden of complaint I
constantly coming to oure*ars.
Goon POINT.-The Richmond Kn
quirer makes an excellent point in
reference to the continued payment
of taxes in the South without repre?
sentation in Congress. ''The time
has come," says that paper, "when
the legality of such proceedings
might be, and ought to be, tested in
the Courts." The Constitution ex?
pressly declares that representation
and direct taxes shall be apportioned
among the several States which may
be included within the Union, ac?
cording to their respective numbers."
Tho President has commuted, the
death sentence of the South Caro?
linians, who were tried and convicted
by court martial, at Charleston, for
killing two negro soldiers while on
guard duty. The commutation of the
sentence is based on the ground that
tho evidence was not direct ns to the
parties charged with the offence being
the guilty offenders.
The Massachusetts Legislature has
passed an Act for the arrest of idle
persons, beggars and visitors to places
of ill repute. This is lather hard
upon some of the members ot' the
Boston City Council, and of the
SPABTANBrrjlG, S. C.. Juue, 1866.
M Y . Fia KM) PHCENIX: Being on a
short tour through the upper part of
the State, I thought it might not be
uninteresting to givo your readers an
idea of the growing crop, so far as I
have observed it and heard from it,
together with other way-side observa?
tions wf things; and whfit I may say
I think may be relied on as being cor?
rect, as I have takeu pains to inform
myself, feeling a deep interest in the
prospects of our own sunny South.
On leaving Alston, passing through
that portion of Fairfield os far as
Monticello, I noticed that crops had,
in the last three weeks, improved as?
tonishingly. "Wheat was being har?
vested, and will turu out full two
thirds of an average crop. Cotton,
though backward and grassy, had
very much improved, looking well
generally, and in a fine, healthy,
growing condition. Of corn, if sea?
sons continue favorable, there will bc
a full average crop.
On reaching Monticello, tho locali?
ty of a large, well-conducted female
academy, under the management ami
ownership of the Rev. J. Tayloi
Zealy, for several years tho populai
Baptist clergyman of our own city,
I found bustle and life among quite
a number of joyful-looking bright
faced girls; in fact, there seem ec
congregated hero much of the beaut}
and fashion of the District and sur
rounding country. On inquiry, J
found it was examination, and th?
close of the first session of the insti
tution. Friend Zealy attempted t<
lay au embargo on me, and keep m<
from departing, to remain and par
take of the bountiful hospitalities an<
convivialities of the occasion; bu
time, the great neutralizer, havinj
wrought ?n unenviable change in ca
pacity for enjoyment on such occa
sions, (although an ardent admirer o
the clear angels, and everything the;
control,) I had to decline and go 01
my way, on the balance of my rout
through Fairfield, Union, Spartan
burg and Greenville Districts,
found thc crops greatly improve'
in the last three weeks; and from al
I could learn from observation am
inquiry among thc planters, we ma
safely calculate upon full half crop ri
cotton, two-thirds crop of wheat, an
full averagi! crop of corn -dependen
upon tho contingencies of thc season
from now out.
The freed labor, of which so mue
has been said, in many places is doin
remarkably well-orderly, quiet, an
working well. A very in tel liger
plauter, from the fertile Iambi on th
Tigers of this District, told me th
freedmen were working for him be
ter service than when they belonge
to him, and that he never had a be
ter crop than that growing on h
plantation the present year; and froi
intimacy with him. I know him to I
a systematic, successful planter, au
bis crops have always been ext]
1 think I have observed every whei
what 1 have in our own beloved city
too many persons engaged in me
chnndizing; inducing a large and di
proportionate corps of consumer
leaving to the class of producers bi
an emaciated brigade. This difficult
must and will bo overcome, as Nortl
om creditors begin to press payment
Ail this must bo overcome and aceor
plished before the country can rec
ve;- from the shock of the revoluti?
through which we have just passe.
The products of tho soil, being tl
very germ and foundation of tl
prosperity of a country like out
must be fostered before we may ho]
for any material improvement.
As to freed labor. I may be large
in the minority in believing it mu
und will proven success; but nev*
theless it is my opinion, made i
somewhat from observation made i
away from cities, towns and village
and from a very plain common sen
view of the case. The lords of t
land, being the land owners, mu;
beyond all sort of doubt, commai
tho labor of the hewers of wood ai
drawers of water. Years must clap.1
(if ever,) before the African rac
formerly our bondsmen, can aspi
to any social position among i
therefore, a stern necessity mi
force them to remain the labor?
of tho country. Too poor to eil
grate if they desired it, own no lat
their future is inevitable. I tm
unhesitatingly say to the owners
tho land, (whether in or out cd t
Union,) make your arrangements I
another crop with the utmost cor
dence; your lands will be cultiv?t
successfully. The year now upon
must satisfy every man of comm
observation that this year's ope
tions is only an earnest of that whi
is to come.
Mr. old friend Plueni.r, 1 could <
lunch more on this head, as to 1
interest of tho fanner specially to
liberal to the freedman, Sic, but f
I have already protracted this arti<
In my next, if you think this wo
n place in your paper, may bo me
Truly, vonr friend,
EMIGRATION TO run POUT OF N
YORK.-From thc statistics of e:
gration to the port of New York,
lettrn that during tho year 1865,
vessels landed at Castle Garden 2(
OOO passengers. Of these, Goran
contributed 83,451; Ireland, 70,-1
England, 27,286; Scotland, 3.S
Switzerland, .,518; Sweden, 2,9
and France, 2,U??). Other count:
were less numerously represent
Africa sending 37
Tbc Stay Law.
Wo are gratified to find the follow?
ing well-written article in the Marion
. Crescent, ot the 27th iust. We believe
it utter? the opinion and sentiment
of the people of South Carolina, on
the recent decision of the Court of
"The Court of Errors, at its May
session, in Columbia, has done honor
to the glorious old Palmetto State,
and secured the confidence and re
spect of thc civilized nations, whoso
good opinion had been almost sacri?
ficed by tho imprudent action of the
Legislature, in 1861, which gave ori?
gin to that blot on our escutcheon
thc stay law. The Constitution for?
bids the passing of any 'law impair?
ing the obligation of contracts. ' The
Court of Errors hold the stay law to
bo such an act, and, therefoio, de?
clared it to be null and void. This
law was not only unconstitutional,
but it was repudiation; it was abroach
of public faith, that foundation-stone
on which the credit of thc State was
built, and without which no capitalist
in thc world would have lent us a
dollar. It was public faith which ena?
bled South Carolina, through her il?
lustrious agent, the Hon. George Mo
Duflie, to borrow S 1,000,000, in
Loudon, from Baring <v Brothers, to
rebuild the city of Charleston, after it
had been laid in ashes, lt is the want
of public faith in Mississippi, thc
result of repudiation, only in part, ol
I h-^r obligations }1R n Htat that has,
for the last thirty yea.... suuk hei
credit and tarnished her fame, to such
a degree as to make her name a re
proach in every commercial conimu
uity. With all her wealth of soil an?
energy, there are scarcely any 'sc
poor to do her reverence.' But th?
heroic, the pure and magnanimoui
little State of South Carolina has dis
enthralled herself from the iron grap
pies of Punic faith, which latch
hound IHM-, and. like dew-drop
shaken from t he lion's mane, dishono
has fallen from her crest. As tie
highest evidence of thc credit ;m<
character of our State, we learn tba
Messrs. Baring & Brothers, the sam
bankers alluded to above, have offerei
I to lend South Carolina $20,000,000
to enable her to spring forward froi
the checks and disasters of defeat i
j war, to the attainment of wealth
power and happiness. It is with mi
tions ?rn with thc men that compos
them; that confidence, credit, pro;
perity and power attend upon com
ugc, chivalry, good faith and virtin
Lot us bear no more of stay laws un
breaches of public faith, rcpudiatio
and clamors against relentlessness t
creditors. Experience bas prove
that, while the late stay law wrns ii
jurions to the credit and honor of tl
State, it failed to benefit the po<
debtor and the families of poor so
diors, for whom it was enacted."
Tlie Reconstruction of Eurajtr.
Thc correspondent of the A'lrertis
! says, under date ol' Paris, June li:
j Should all negotiations fail, it
j supposed that thc Emperor Napole<
? will frankly propose an alliance wit
! England. He will advocate his clair
I on England's refusal to submit tl
then existing differences of 1803 to
? Congress, by which she had been i
simmental in throwing Europe in
chaotic disorder, which kings at
peoples tiro respectively eudeavorii
to turn to their profit. The pla
which he is supposed to bi- inelin
to submit to England involve chang
of surprising magnitude. As trill
taries to England, however. Iii?
proximity to the French coast mai
them au eyo-sore on the maps of li
rope. Next, he would propose t
cession of Gibraltar to Spain, whi
would cost England but little, t
rock having lost all value as a stra
gical position sii.ee the invention
steam. Gibraltar is to England oj
what Algeria is to France, lt on ab
England to keep up a large standi
army without vexing tho peopl
eyes by a loud display of red-coats
home. In exchange for these cone
?ions, ho would give Egypt over
England-M. Lesseps tindall. '1
Turks would bo driven from th
European encampment, which tl
have held for four or tire eenturi
and place would be found easily
them elsewhere. Stamboul and
' vicinage would be made over to A
tria in an adjustment by which
I Emperor would hope to make
equilibrium, or it would bc gl?
over to the King of the Belgians;
thc transmutation of Belgium int'
; French province is also within
i Emperor's plans. But in dofere:
to England and to Lord Palmerstt
; death-bed injunction never to al
! Antwerp to fall into the hands
1 France, th" key of the Scheldt wo
bo confided, with sonic other con
j nions, to the King of Holland
Emperor wants England to corni
1 with bini to create a rampart aga
Russia, to drive the Calmueks b
into the bowling wilderness of tl
i Siberian steppes. Should Engl
reject these proposals, the Empi
would throw himself into tho arm
Knssia. All chimerical as this seit
may appear, it is not to be rcjo<
altoget lier as undeserving of crt
for in those days n< tiling is imp?
ble- especially is nothing imposs
with Napoleon III.
About 1 o'clock, on the mon
of the '2'2d inst., a lire broke on
Parkersburg, West Virginia, w
destroyed the post ?frico and thir
business houses, lt originated
barber saloon, on Market street,
, consumed property valued at i>6f>,
TUE WHEAT CROP.-The monthly
report from tbe Department of Agri?
culture, at Washington, has been
published. The apprehensions of a
scarcity of crops which might threat?
en consumption or warrant extraor
mimry prions, arc groundless, as is
proven from au actual analysis of a
statistical return, with due regard to
the usual average product and tho
present losses of each State.
The prospect, on the 1st of June,
was for seven-tenths of a crop, with
favorable weather and absence from
casualties before harvesting. The in?
dications point to three-fourths of an
average crop of wheat. In Ohio and
Indiana, it appears to have suffered
most from winter-killing. A product
of three-fourths per cent, crop of
winter wheat, in Indiana, is sufli
oiently discouraging. An increase of
four-tenths of the average growth of
spring w heat will afford some relief,
and ought to bring up th?' average to
one-half a crop.
Ohio is reported at four-tenths for
winter, with two and-a-half-tenths
less of spring wheat than usual.
There is a very little prospect for
winter wheat, in Indiana, and not
quite as large an increase in spring
wheat, which will give about thc saino
result-half an average crop.
Illinois, now our greatest wheat
growing state, promises seven-tenths
of a crop of winter wheat. As the
spring wheat, which is. in the main,
dependence for a crop in portions of
the State, is nearly as good as usual,
at least three-fourths of a crop of
that should be expected in this State.
In Wisconsin, wilder wheat is re?
ported at six and one-third of a tenth,
and one and three-fourths more spring
wheat than usual, which should se?
cure three-fourths of au averagecrop
for this State.
In Iowa, the appearance of winter
wheat is niuo and one-tenth; spring,
ten and two-fourteenths; breadth ol
the lat ter so wu. twelve and one-eighth.
This should give at least an average
crop in Iowa.
In Pennsylvania, thc wheat crop is
eight-tenths. In Missouri, the pros
peet for a full crop of wheat is ro
ported, with one-half of a tenth, orfiv*
per cent, more than the usual bread ti
of spring wheat , and is looking near
ly as well as usual.
Kentucky is reported at five am
two-thirds of a tenth.
Michigan nt seven and one-half o
Minnesota, ten and five-eighths of ;
tenth for winter, and nine-tenths fo
Kansas, fourteen-seventecnths of i
tenth for winter, and twelve-eight
eenths for spring.
In New England, except in Massa
chusetts, a full growth of sprinj
wheat is sown, looking better then ai
average in Maine, and a fraction lowe
than un average in other States
Winter wheat, where it is grown a
nil. has suffered t<> the extent oi on
ami two-tenths; in Veimout, thre<
New Jersey is placed on the sam
list with New York ami Peunsylva
nia. nt eight-tenths, ami Delawar?
Maryland ?iud West Virginia wi
each average about six-tenths.
The section West of the Mississij
pi, comprising Minnesota, Iowa, Mb
souri and Kansas, taken togcthei
promise more than nu average ero
FORNEY ANO "MACK." "Mack,
tia! Washington eorres}x>ndcnt <
the Cincinnati Cmninerciid, bavin
written briefly of tia; Forney lamil;
and their patriotic devotion to tl
spoils of office, the Chronicle conn
back with general and specific d'
uinls. "Mack" rejoins ser,', td m au
at length with much tact and skill, <
which this a specimen:
He says he never asked any favo
of the President for himself. Th
calls to mind ;i little circumstance <
a year ago and better. .Inst after Ll
second inauguration of Presidei
Lincoln. I was waited on by a pe
son in the employ of Mr. Forne;
who asked nie to wrib4 a few artic!
for tin- Comme-rcitl in favor i
Forney for Secretary of the Nov
I was told that a similar reqne
was being made of several otb
newspaper men, and that, in fact, tl
whole press was to be unanimous :
the demand that, the distinguish?
author <>f the Jamison-Forrest sen
let letU r be made the successor
Mr. Welles, [enquired whether Fe
ney really wanted the position, ai
would accept it if tendered to him
in other words, if a duck would swi
if provoked to it by a good pom
"Of course he will,'' was the repl
"He told me to go around among t
newspaper men and get the titi)
started." I ln lped to "get the thil
started." but not in the exact \v
Forney wanted it rpi i te the revers
in fact, having about the same oj
nion of the great American Toa'
then that 1 entertain at the prese
HARD H IT. NOW we pity the whi
livered Southerner, says the Reyisl
who would call the noble Christin
Robert F. Lee, a "rebel," and ins
with that contumelious epithet t
memory <>f the sainted and hen
Stonewall Jackson. It is badenou
for our late enemies in anns to k<
np these nick-names of an exeiti
wm-, but it isa shock to every mai
sensibility to see the vile habit it
tated by any of our own peop
especially when the motive is so tra
parent of conciliating the strong
turning against tho weak.
Tho attention of mereUanta ami others
it) invited to thc notice of Messrs. C. N.
Aver.l & Son, in another column. Thin
concern has given trach umvorsal satisfac
tion, that any testimony as to their bushiest)
qualifications is unnecessary.
It has been suggested that, as there are
several members of Co. <;, 21th S. C. V.,
(list's Brigade, Chealham'n Division, pre?
sent in the city, it would be appropriate
! for them to be present, in a body, at the
ceremonies of tho Ladies Memorial Asso?
ciation, on Tuesday next.
Mxvor.'s CocET. -His Honor the Mayor
had several persons before him, yestor^fc
morning, for violating city ordinances,
whose eases were decided as follows:
Mr. Bollock fined live dollars for permit?
ting a wagon to drive on the pavement.
Messrs. Gibbes and Hines tined five dol?
lars for driving wagons in brick drains.
J. B. Laves, of North Carolina, fined in
two cases $19.50 in each caso, for riding on
the pavement and into a brick drain; also
for disregarding the summons to appear
before thc Mayor to answer for the offence,
when directed by tho police to do so.
Thc Ladies' Memorial Association of Co?
lumbia have selected Tuesday, July 3, as
tho day upon which they will visit the
gravos of deceased Confederate soldier?.
The undersigned having been appointed a
Committee on the part of thc Association,
announce that on Tuesday, July 3, at 3
o'clock p. m., a procession will be formed in
front of the Mayor's office, on Assembly
street, iii-the following order:
( >fficera and Soldiers of the Confederate
army, of all grades and arms.
Students of the South Carolina University.
Tho Fire Department of Columbia.
Citizens of Richland District.
The Honorable the Mavor and Aldermen
Professors of tho South Carolina College.
The Reverend Clergy, of all denominations.
Orators of the day.
The procession will move at half-past 3
o'clock precisely. When tho procession ar?
rives at the Cemetery, it will open to the
right and left, forming two liues, fronting
each other. The rear will then close and
march into the Cemetery; the lines closing
as tho rear advances, until the whole pro
cession shall have entered in inverted
order. E. P. ALEXANDER,
D. B. MILLEE,
WM. K. BACHMAN,
If. C. SH1VEB,
V.. A. CLARKSON.
1 ::o ladies of t he Memorial Association
leintest that all places of business shall be
closed at 3 o'clock, as a mark of respect to
NKW ADVERTISKSIKSTM. Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisement'*, which
are. published thin morning for the first
H. Salas Cargo Sale in Charleston.
Columbia Ethiopian Minstrels.
Edward Sill Seeds.
C. N. Averill A Son-Forwarding Notice.
N. J. DuBard-Administrator's Notice.
THE UNITED STATES SENATE.-The
terms of the following seventeen
members of the Semite of the United
States will expire on the 4th of
March, 1867: Tra Harris, of New
York; James A. McDougall, of Cali?
fornia; L. S. Foster, of Connecticut;
Lyman Trumbull, of Illinois; Henry
S.* Lane, of Indiana; J. M. Kirkwood,
of iowa; Samuel C. Pomeroy, of
Kansas; Garret Davis, of Kentucky;
John A. J. Creswell, of Maryland; B.
Gratz Brown, of Missouri; James W.
Nye, of Nevada: Daniel Clark, of
New Hampshire; John Sherman, of
Ohio; James W. Nesmith, of Oregon;
Fdgar Cowan, of Pennsylvania, and
Timothy O. Howe, of Wisconsin.
There are also three vacancies to be
lilied-one in New Jersey and two in
Mr. Sherman has secured a re?
election. Cornelius Cole, of the
House of Representatives, has been
elected in place of McDougall; Orris
S. Ferry in place of Mr. Foster; Jas.
Harlan instead of Mr. Kirkwood, and
James W. Patterson, of the House of
Representativos, in place of Mr. Clark.
The Vermont Senatorial vacancies
are tho chief topic of discussion in
that State, and the election of mem?
bers of the Legislature will turn upon
preferences respecting candidates.
Mr, Edmunds1 chances for retaining
his seat appear to be fair, but Judge
Poland has a formidable competitor
in Hon. Justin S. Morrill, the finan?
cial leader of 4hc Hotise of Represen?
tatives. Mr. Morrill has peremptorily
declined a re-election to the House -
ho will be a Senator or nothing.
The Rutland Herald, however,
thinks differently, aud expresses con?
fidence in the success of Judge Po?
land, .bulge Trumbull, of Illinois,
is a candidate for re-election, but will
find a formidable competitor in Gen.
John A. Logan, as well as in Gen.
Oglesby and E. B. Washburno. H.
S. Lane, of Indiana, declines a re?
election on account of his age. Gov.
Morton is in too shattered a state of
health to be a candidate. Speaker
Colfax and George W. Julian have
both been named by the radicals foi
the succession. B. Gratz Brown will
have an opportunity, in Missouri, t*|
try bis strength with Cien. Fran'
Blair. Nyc is betting on his return
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SOME WORDS WITH A THIEF.-The
Pensacola Observer says that General
Neal Dow is on a visit to England,
and it advises tho people there to say
to him: "Go homo-restore the
pianos, the carpets, tho silver-ware,
the.- carriages, thc silk dresses, the
children's clothing and toys, the
glass and china, and all the furni?
ture you htive acquired by robbery
A tornado, ranging North-west anti
South-east, passed over Augustu, Ga.
on Thursday afternoon, tearing dowi
houses and trees, and wounding i
number of persons.