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Sunday Morning, July 15, 1868.
. Pwlltletti Prcaehcn.
Wc publish, this morning, a truth- j
fol production, purporting to be tho'
"Soliloquy of a Political Preacher,"
which we commend to the attention
of our readers. Whether it is a fan?
ciful sketch or not, the country has
been cursed with a number of its pro?
totypes for years past, as the intelli?
gent reader, both North aud South,
knows to-day to his sorrow.
The writer has drawu a life-like
picture of many of the political
preachers who for many years have
prostituted the pulpits of tho North,
and who, beyond all doubt, through
their constant and persistent fanatical
teachings, contributed, if they did
not, in a great measure, originate, the
late terrible civil war, in which hun?
dreds of thousands were slaiu, and
whose spirits will confront these
"false teachers" at the bar of God on
. 'that day for which all other days
And why all this perversion of the '
holy office? Tho writer candidly
gives us the reason, "Polities paid
better than religion." Ho wanted
notoriety; private ends and a little
money was what he was after; aud
makes the shameful confession that
this is "American religion"-a reli?
gion that inculcate? hate, wrong, dis?
cord, envy, war, oppression, &c. And
were we to take the discourses of
Beecher, Cheever and others of that
stamp, delivered for tho last decade, j
as fair specimens of the expounders
of the American Gospel, the assenta?
tion would be undoubtedly true. For
years they fed their flocks with no?
thing but intensified declamation
against the Southern people and their
institutions, until they goaded them
to active hostilities against a people
who had never wronged them, and
who never asked anything more of
them than to be let alouo in ali mat?
ters, socially and politically, which
appertained solely to themselves and
their own interests.
But the.~e preachers have accom?
plished their work ; they at last suc?
ceeded in letting loose the demon of
civil strife, and our devastated land,
especially in the South, and our sor?
rowing land, in every section, make
up the fearful and blackened record
of the results of political preaching.
We had hoped that, the guilty end
having been accomplished, and their
boasted- work of philanthropy - the
disfranchisement of the slave-hav?
ing been successfully completed, this
bible of fanaticism, sectional hatred,
war and bloodshed would have been
closed and clasped forever. But we
fear uot; there are still indications,
even in the pulpits, that the old feel?
ing of animosity towards the people
of the South still exists. We hope
this will soon come to an end, and
that the principles of true religion
will govern all our people. For this,
let all good people pray, not only on
this holy day, but on every occasion
In reading the terrible excoriation
tho writer inflicts upon the "so-called
Christians of the North," in the para?
graph immediately preceding the
conclusion, it must be remembered
that the article is not taken from a
Southern paper; it is not the produc?
tion of a disappointed fire-eater, the
groans of a "rebel," or the diatribe
of a rained slaveholder. It is from
the columns of a journal published
in a State of the great North-west,
and from a stand-point uninfluenced
by any sectional bias whatever. There
are right-thinking men iu every sec?
tion of tho Union, who, if they were
us zealous iu co-operation in prose?
cuting good works, and as thoroughly
united, as are these mischief-makers
of our land, the schemes of the latter
could be easily baffled, and our great
country be restored to peace, happi?
ness and prosperity.
Nashville Union and American, of the
The House, at roll-call, on yester?
day, numbered fifty-one members
five less than a quorum. In the Se?
nate, Messrs. McFarland, Carrigan,
Johnson and Thompson presented a
paper which assumes that the Senate
has no power, as a branch of the
Legislature, to transact business,
until tho House-its co-ordinate
branch-is in a condition to perform
its duties. Tho law and authorities
which it quotes incontestably estab?
lish their position as correct. It was
laid on the table by a vote of four?
teen to five.
s Thorn baa Wen organized, in Ten?
nessee, an association under the miine
?nd style of -tho Tennessee Colored
Emigration Company, which hos been
chartered by the Legislature of that
State? with an authorized capitel of
$1,OOO,OOO, of which $T>0,000 lia?
boeu paid in, and the company is now
ready to commence operations.
Tho object of this association is to
purchase land in lurgo tracts and di?
vido it into farms, alternate tracts of
which will be leased or sold to immi?
grants brought out by the associa?
tion. Tho company relies for its
profits upon tho ultimate sale of tho
reserved tracts, from the building up
of villages and the general develop?
ment of the agricultural, manufac?
turing and mineral resources which
aro to flow ont of the proposed
scheme of immigration.
On one or two occasions, in the
PkomLc, we have suggested a similar
plan to oui* large landed proprietors
and planters, in their individual ca?
pacity, viz: to divide their large
plantations into sections, making re?
spectable farm tracts, and then offer
I them for sale, or on lease, to indus
j trious immigrants, farmers and
j others, .os the surest mode of reach?
ing tho full development of the re?
sources of our section. These re?
sources have so long lain dormant
under our old Rystem of agriculture
and labor, which confined itscli
almost exclusively to the planting oi
a certain breadth in cotton, with
I barely enough corn, and a potato
patch or two, to support the nunibei
of hands the owner had. Th?? rest
of tho plantation was left unim?
proved, until the owner, eithei
through their natural increase, or th?
profits of tho plantation, could en
large his working force, and take IL
another strip of his land for clearing
This system, which undoubtedly
j was an obstado to rapid, or evei
i ordinary, progress in tho develo])
ment of our resources, is now brukei
up, and broken up forever. It i?
idle to cling to it nuder the slightes
hope of its resuscitation-nay, it i
wrong and highly culpable for anj
Southern proprietor to hold on t(
more land than he can properly ina
nage, or cultivate at a fair remunera
tiou. The profits of agriculture
properly applied, begets other enter
prises, tending still further, in thei
success, to introduce others, unti
the country adopting this cour.st
abounds in energy, wealth and hide
The system of hired foreign labo
has b.een tried hi some of the South
ern States, and has proved a failure
There must, therefore, be som
stronger inducement to the inimi
grant to come among us than mer
ict,ge.< He must feel that the groun?
he tills, whether .he holds it as hi
own or on lease, is entirely for hi
own benefit, and he will come cheei
fully and work manfully to causo th
earth to bring forth lier fruits to he
greatest extent. All admit we wan
efficient labor among us, .-md notonl
efficient, but skillful, labor. Tho rt
generation of the South is a work c
great magnitude und of vast inipoi
tance to her future weal, aud th
prosperity of future generations tilt
may be born and raised on her soi
and it is, therefore, a more importai
duty that every foot of her arab!
soil should be cultivated, and ever
hidden resource brought to the ligl
of day, than if she stood on the higl
est pinnacle of polities, and her do<
trines on that subject governing th
Wo, therefore, hail with pleasm
the advent of all such signs oi' jut
gross in this direction, as tho form;
tion of such an association as the or
referred to would seem to indicate
Where similar associations, with larg
capitals, are impracticable froi
any cause, two or moro planter
whose lands aro contiguous, migl
get np a private scheme on the san
basis -and, indeed, any large plant?
might do the same on his own accoui
-and thus be the means of introducir
into the South a population that w:
be self-s' staining, not requiring tl
aid of any bureau to assist thom, .1
which would eventually sostrengtai
the material ami physical resources
! our section, as to render her ind
pendent in both respects.
A child was devoured near Galvc
ton, on July 5, by an alligator, in ft
view of lier father, who was unab
j io reach lier in time to save her. 1
, shot the reptile, and will cut bi
i open to recover the child's remains,
1 - The Or?etrviTie MottnUibieerustfH'. "
A meeting of the citizens of Green?
ville District will be held at the Court
House on Monday^ 383 inst., for the
purpose of electing delegates to the
State Convention to be held in Co?
lumbia on the 1st of August.
For some time previous to Tuesday
last, there had been such a continued
spell o? dry weather that serious fears
were justly entertained in regard to
the growing crops. The corn fields
began to give unmistakable evidences
of suffering, and the gardens were
becoming parched. On Tuesday after?
noon, however, a heavy shower of
rain blessed tho earth in this section,
and tho crops now appear somewhat
revived. A few generous aud general
showers would lull our fears to rest;
for we must all be aware of tho fact
that tho present scarcity of bread
stuffs causes great anxioty to bo felt
in regard to the next crop of corn.
In Winnsboro, a school for freed?
men has been opened, and already
has about forty pupils-mostly chil?
dren of from ten to fifteen years of
SnsrrEK.-The Watchman says:
It is with great pleasure we under?
stand that tho office of Collector of
Internal Revenue has been conferred
upon Samuel Mayrant, Esq., of Sum?
ter, one of the most distinguished
lawyers and citizens of the District.
This gentleman has beeu known
throxighout the State for his open,
disinterested and constant devotion
to tho Union, from the era of nullifi?
cation and during thc whole period of
GEORGETOWN.-All accounts re?
ceived from various portions of the
District are adverso to tho coming
rice crop. The laborers having worked
badly, the preparation of thc lana
very imperfect, with poor drainage,
?fcc, bad stands have resulted there?
from, the seed in many cases rotting
in the grouud. These difficulties
have been enhanced by the late
freshets, which have inflicted great
injury to the crops of thc tipper river
lands. It is doubted if an eighth of
a crop will l>e ruado iu the District.
DARLINGTON.-The SotUJierner saj.?:
The alarming drought that so se?
riously threatened famine was ended
on Tuesday, the 10th instant, by a
grateful raiu. While we write, gentle
! and refreshing showers are visiting
the ground. The corn crop has been
very considerably "cut short," it is
generally believed; but il' the pre?
sold season lasts the ordinary time,
bread enough will be made to supply
the wants of the District. Entirely
dependent, as we all are, on the
crops of this year, it is not to be
wondered at that the drought pro?
duced the most intense alarm. On
Sunday last, special and most earnest
prayers were offered up for rain. It
is pleasant to notice how all faces
have been brightened by the present
EATAI. ACCIDENT NEAR SfMHEKViLi,E.
Ou Thursday afternoon, the boiler
attached to a steam saw-mill near
Summerville, on the South Carolina
Railroad, exploded, killing two ne
? groes and wounding others. Dr.
j Whnley and Capt. Schultz, one of the
! owners of the mil], were also injured.
Tlie 1'itca of tlir Wur.
I The Richmond Times says:
Whatever doubt may exist as to
i the utility of wars in other respects,
! there can be no question ?d' their
j value to journals and journalists,
j A good, protracted, well-oonttvsted
i campaign excites the liveliest emo?
tions of gratitude in all the newspa?
pers, and coming, as the European
war does, in the dull "dog days," we
regard it as a God send. It furnishes
items of more interest than cholera;
it delighteth us n.ure than rinderpest;
it charms with a variety greater than
trichina-; it is less provoking to oui
temper thau the proceedings of Con?
gress. We can er'oy this war all tho
more, becauso wo have no friends in
it, and shall have to record no lists ol
Confederate killed, wounded and
missing. At a distance of 3,U0l
miles, we. ran contemplate the con?
flict with the happy assurance thal
our spoons are now safe, and that thc
spavined U. S. and C. S. horses,
which we have managed to obtain,
will still reman? in our possession,
Fenianism having proved a fizzle, tin
Monroe Doctrine a delusion anti
i shani. Thad. Stevens having gotter.
I well, and B. F. Butler being in re
, tirement, we do not know what wt
should have done if this Europoar
war had not come to our assistance
We should, unquestionably, li av?
been at our wit's end. Now, we havt
enough to keep us going until tin
Legislature meets. When that bodj
Ls in session we never lack for mate
rial; it is furnished to us in mn
quantity aud character, and rang?
from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Not only is this European war po.
culiarly refreshing to us, because wi
have been disappointed in tho Fe
i uians, but, also, becauso Congress i
j becoming au insufferable bore, beinj
j affected by hot weather and radical
ism very much after the manner o
! moccasin snakes, a little later in tit
I season, when blind from excess o
j venom, they strike alike at friend au?
foe, gentle wiuds and rustling leaves
We exjiect to make tho most out o
the belligerents across the Atlantic
therefore we say success to them
Tiley aro blessed in not having th
eternal negro involved iu their con
troversy, and, happily for their fain?
they have no Ben. Butler.
"Asa Hartz" is the traveling cor?
respondent of tho New York News.
We extract from that paper the fol*
COLUMBIA, 8. C., July 5.-Yod
will see from the date of this that lam..;
ia the capital of the whilom rebellious
little State-the homo of Calhoun the
peerless-and tho beautiful spot
which expatiated tho guilt of seces?
sion with a terrible, yea, fearful
suffering. I close- my eyes, and the
bright scones of my y?uth-of the
happy days spent upon tho green hills
and commons of dear old Columbia,
pass before me. I open my eyes,
and see the hot July sun in fervor
casting his rays upon the jagged walls
and blackened chimneys of my nativo
city, and count, as far as the eye can
reach, these monuments which per?
petuate the infamy of Sherman, the
bummer, the murderer and the
house-burner. Tho old Bichland
Court House, whoso walls once echoed
tho eloquence of Preston, Arthur,
Blanding, Black, DeSausaure and
Tradewell, now rears its ruined, blast?
ed and rugged angles to the skies, in
silent pleading for vengeance upon
tho wretches who wrought the de
struotionof nearly 1,100 houses in this
once beautiful city.
Tho bulk of business now transacted
here may be found in rude shanties
upon what were formerly termed the
back streets. True, enterprise is
being exliibited in some quarters,
and occasionally a very creditable
briok building, of recent erection,
may be seen. Others ai-o in process
of completion, and it is probable that
by October next, some fifty or more
nice mercantile ?difi?es will be ready
for merchants. Selby, of 77<? Daily
Phoenix, is building a splendid granite
front printing office, on the principal
business street; and Bedell, the first
man who had the moral courage to
laugh after Sherman left, is putting
upa magnificent iron front dry goods
store, upon the spot where his old one
was burned. He came to this city
from tho North, very many years ago,
and was true :ts steel to the section of
The 1th of July passed oft" quietly.
All business was suspended. The
whites observed it in silence and sor?
row, as a general thing, for it had lost
its attractions to them; and the happy
nigger went his level best in the jolli?
fication line. The darkies had bands
of music, long processions, banners,
wooden gnus and highly colored
orators and orations. A race took
plaee at the old Hampton course,
between some horses of about half
blood and others of no blood at all,
tho Atcuuut of which I telegraphed
you. I was informed that the object
was to re-organize the old Congaree
Joekey Club, so as to bring upon the
Carolina turf, in the coming fall,
som?' of the best racers in the coun?
try. Among other prominent gentle?
men who are anxious to bring about
so desirable a result, is Col. Thomas
S. Nickerson, tho gentlemanly pro- ;
prietor of tho principal hoted here.
Ho is a gentleman of the old school,
lost everyt ng he possessed in the
disastrous fire, and though receiving,
as be richly merits, a large patronage,
scatters, in Iiis large philanthropy,
liberal amounts in restoring those old
recreations which the refined Caro?
linians have been famous for in tho
Tho military commandant of this
District is Col. Green. His initials are
not known tome now; but lam inform?
ed that his nn>dest course and general
deportment have inspired great re
spect among the people with whom
bo has to transact business. Every
one seems to think well of him, and ;
bis rule must be of thu most conserva- j
five sort, in order to produce such a
feeling on the part of Carolinians.
Tho negroes in this section seem j
to bc on friendly terms with those'
who had the misfortune to be born j
white. During the two ?lays of my !
stay here, I bave met many <>f the j
old blacks who knew me in my earliest
youth, and my conversations with
them lead me to believe that they are j
properly disposed in their new re?
lations to the dominant race. The !
recent order from Cen. Scott in
Charleston falls with crushing weight
upon the high notions of the darkies,
and while it will have the effect to
show them that "old moss?" i?. the
best friend they have, it, will at the
same timo bring out some opposition i
which will, doubtless, result in I
trouble to those who followed the !
teaching., of radical incendiarios.
Already have I hoard of a speech
made in this city by a deeply colored
e>rator, on tho "glorious fourth," in
which he advised his sable hearers to
enjoy themselves to their utmost,
because? the orders of the general
officer at Charleston were calculated
to place them, before the next sum?
mer, in a condition ?>f slavery worse
than that from which their so-called
friends rescin d thom.
EPISCOPAL METHODISTS IN MARY?
LAND. -Itis believed that the move?
ment will shortly absorb nearly all
the Methodists belonging to the ?dd
church, in these parts, who are op?
posed to radicalism and iii favor of
maintaining in their purity tho
principles of old-fashioned Maryland
Methodism (that is, the Son!horn
church. I -J?a$f.on Star.
Judge Verger, of Mississippi, bas
decided that national banks are not
taxable by city corporations, the
taxation being repugnant to tho Acts
Though the-war has only just
begun, it has occasioned some epi?
sodes which are worth recording.
While the Prussians VeTO as yot be?
yond the Hanoverian frontier, the
chief magistrate and municipal coun?
cil of Hanover wo?tcd-upmi the King,
at on advanced hour of thc night,-,
to beg him not to abandon tho coun?
try, bub to take measures to preserve
the peace of the kingdom. Tlie
King, who granted this audience in
presence of tho Queen and Prince
Royal, declared, in an allocution ex?
plaining tho vote of Hanover at the
sitting of the Germanic Diet, that
Prussia had put forward demands,
the accomplishment of which would
mediatize the realm aud annihilate
the independence of the crown and
country. His majesty added that he
could not possibly defend the capital
against superior forces, and that he
was going to concentrate his troops
in the South of the kingdom; how?
ever painful this determination
might l>e to him, he could not do
otherwise; his duties ns a Christian,
a King and a Guelph, obliged him.
Tho Queen then said, with tears tn
her eyes, that she had formed the
solution of remaining lintier the pro?
tection of tho citizens of the capital.
Toward 3 o'clock in the morning, tho
King and the Prince Royal loft
Hanover, after having addressed to
the authorities of the city a letter
recommending the Queen and royal
princesses to their care. During the
following day the Queen showed her?
self several times in the streets, and
was everywhere received with the
wai'mest marks of sympathy. Prince
Yseuburg, Minister of Prussa, who
remains iu Hanover as a private in?
dividual, baa promised thc Queen, in
the name of his Government, com?
plete security for her person and pro?
One of the first victims of M. Bis?
marck's ambition is the Elector of
Hesse Cassel, and were all its results
to be equally favorable to humanity,
we might almost admit that the
means were justified by tin? end. He
has distinguished his reign by vio?
lating both the Constitution, which
he had taken an oath to defend, and
all the moral and social obligations
w hich are binding without oath. The
immorality of his iife made him the
abomination of Germany, and his
Court were such a scandal to the
world that both he and his were long
cut off from association with their
equals. That ho habitually ill-treated
his wife is well-known, as well as
that, ou one occasion at least, her
sufferings were avenged by his foot?
man, who, finding him boating her,
thrashed him soundly for his pains.
"The very streets of Cassel and
Frankfort," says a Berlin letter,
..have witnessed personal encounters
between the stammering, squinting
holder of arbitrary power and his
subjects, who, by the combined pres?
sure of Austria, Prussia and the Bund,
were prevented from ousting him
from his dominions." H Ls reign has
contributed much to lower royalty in
the eyes of the nation; and it is only
a year ago since the Cassel Chamber
of Representatives intended to move
for a commission de lun?tico inqui
rendo upon their own sovereign. A
hint from Austria and Prussia dis?
suaded them. The two great powers
seemed to think that the prestige of
royalty would be less injured by its
being supposed that the Elector com?
mitted his enormities in his sound
senses, than if a plea of insanity were
established in his favor. Ile has
escaped either ti) Frankfort of Eise?
nach, in spite of the crowds who
assembled before his palace, raising
revolutionary cries, and declaring
that he should remain and share the
sufferings he had entailed upon them
by not remaining neutral. But lie
has not been able to take either the
public money or the royal insignia
along with him, as he desired. Thc
Permanent Committee of the Land?
tag watched the Treasury day and
night, and tho Elector had to make
his escape without the companions
he coveted.-Lon don Examiner.
WHOSE CHILD IS IT?-When Sher?
man's army stopped at Smithfield,
N. C., about fifteen months since,
there was found with it a little girl,
five or six years of age, of bright
countenance and pleasant ways, evi?
dently well-bred thus far, who, the
soldiers sahl, followed them from
South Carolina, Georgia or Tenues-1
see. The cor])-; to which this little j
girl seemed attached camped near the |
house of a lady who had a little r,irl
of nearly the same age, and the two
little ones became so fondly attached,
that the lady induced tho soldiers to
give the child to her, and she has
been with her ever since. The child
has dark eyes, and is quite pretty.
She had been so long with the army
that she could give no intelligible ac-j
count of her home. The lady who '
has possession of this little wanderer |
is very much attached to her, and !
treats her in every way as her own j
daughter. Parties interested are re- !
ferred to the "Baptist Minister," !
Smithfield, Johnston County, N. C. j
We see, from tho Berliner Musik
Zeitung, that Prince Paul Esterhftzy
died in Regeusburg, Bavaria, in ra- I
ther poor circumstances, w hereas |
formerly he had an income of Sd,OOO,- :
OOO or #7,000,000. Ho was tho last
Esterhazy who had a private orches?
tra. Hummel was his chapel-master;
Haydn that of his father. He was
the last magnate of that hue, when
Austrian women were protectors and
connoisseurs of music.
Mortgages and Conveyances of Heal Ka
tatc for sale at thia office.
THE BTJKNINO oi ConjatRiA. Au inter?
esting account o? thc "Hack and Leatnic
tion of tin- City of Columbia, H. 0.," lian
just btien issued; in pamphlet form, from
the Phoenix power prcas. Order? tilled to
any extent. Kingle copies 50 Centn.
MAH, ARRANOEXENTS.-The Poet Office i?
open during, the week from 8 a. ni. b> 1 p.
m. and from 5J p. ta. to 7 p. m. On Suu
day, from 8 to 9 a. m.
Northern mail opens 8 a. m.; closeup, m.
Southern " 5*p.m.; p.m.
Charleston *' 5$ p. ni.; " 9 p.m.
OreenrilleB. R. " 8 a.m.; " Sip.m.
Ld K< li eld " 8 a.m.; " ?ip. m.
All mails close on Sunday at 2 p. m.
EXPRESS COMPANIES_The expme busi?
ness has been brought to mich a ?tate of
perfection and usefulness, that, if from
any cause we should be deprived of it, the
entire business community would foul the
effects of it. We are daily placed under
obligations to tho officers of the Southern
and National Express Companies for fa?
AOKNOWI.EIX.MENT. - . As is our unual cus
i un. n Saturday evening, we called upon
Messrs. J. A T. B. Agnew, who advertise
abundant supplies in our columns. We
particularly recommend their "corned
beef," which is excellent. Mr. Agnew is a
merchaut in every sense of the word, and
La now tryhig to accommodate the public
at moderate profits.
QUICK WORK.-A despatch was sent from
tho Phoenix office to New York yesterday,
about noon, and, although the business to
which it referred made it absolutely neces?
sary for the New York agent to make in?
quiries at a distance from his place of busi?
ness, yet, in four hours afterwards, an
answer was received in Columbia, giving
the neceusary information. This is cer?
tainly the bent time on record. The ac?
commodating operators in this city will
accept our sincere thanks for their prompt
news in this matter, aa well as for other
attentions too numerous to mention. -
THE "NATIONAL" HOTEL.-In company
witli some thirty friends of the proprietor,
we assisted, yesterday, at tho christening
of thia new and commodious hotel. It ia
not yet entirely finished, but ia iu such an
advanced sta<;e as to warrant ita early
completion. The dinner provided for the
occasion waa HU excellent ont, and waa
partaken of with a zest which either indi?
cated good cooking or sharp appetites
perhaps both. We bespeak for the house
a capital business, as it is situated
within a stone's throw of the Charlotte and
Greenvillo Depots; and the proprietor, R.
Joiner, Esq., pledges his utmost endeavors
to give satisfaction to all who stop at tho
RE?.IOIOVS SERVICES THIS DAY.-Trinity
Church Rev. P. J. Shand, 10$ a. ra. ?nd
5 p. m.
Presbyterian Church-Rev. W. E. Bogga,
Puator, IO4 a. ni. and 5 p. m.
Baptist Church -Rev. J. L. Reynolds, 10$
a. m. ami bi p. m. Rev. Wm. T. Capers, 5
St. Peter's Church- -Rev. J. J. O'Connell,
10 a. m. and 5 p. m.
Lutheran Church- Kev. A. B. Rude, 10$
Manon Street Church-Rev, E. G.
Cage, lu* a. m. and 5 p. m. Rev. Wm.
Martin, 8j p. m.
Christchurch Lecture Room- Rev. J. M.
Pringle. Rector, 10* a. m. and 5 p. m.
ARRIVAL OF A DISTISOrisHEO OPTICIAN.
Profesor M. Bernhadt, of Berlin, Prussia,
thc celebrated optician, has arrived in our
city, and taken rooms at Nickerson'a
Hotel, where he intends to remain for a
short time. The Proteasor conies to us
highly recommended by the medical facul?
ty, and by other gentlemen also of the best
standing in society. We also ?nd by hia
advertisement, in another column of our
paper to-day, that ho has received testi?
monials of some of our moat eminent phy?
sicians. Perhaps it would be as well for
the public to improve the opportunity now
afforded, and for thoae who reqniro them,
to secure a pair of thc far-famed double
vision spectacles now offered by Professor
Bernhardt. His office for aahert time will
be at Nicker son's Hotel, Room Ko. 23, se?
cond floor. ____
NEW A nv E ur I S ; LU I: N T S-Attention is call?
ed to tlie following advertisements, which
are published thia morning for tho first
Hanahan A Warley-Corn, Rice, Ac.
Fisher A Lowrance-Groceries, Ac.
Das Comitto - Germania.
.Tanney A Tolleson- Dry GooJs.
pKoronnox OF GOOD PREACHERS.
Mr. Spurgeon, in a speech at the
recent anniversary of the Baptist
Union, in London, nmdo the rather
astounding statement, that "you
could get about one good ptfi^herout
of every eight students, and that noth -
iug could chango tho proportion." It
is doubtful whether oiher professions
sejuvo a greater proportion of really
PERSECUTION IN MISSOURI.-The
New York News says:
The Missouri Slate Times, of July
0, conies to us filled with notices of
the United States Marshal for the
Western District of Missouri to parties
whoso real estate ho hos seized for
confiscation on account of their par?
ticipation in tho "rebellion."
On July 2, a negro in Galveston
was carelessly smoking his pipo near
an cu>en keg of powder, when a spark
dripped, and he has not since been
heard from. A building was demo?
lished by the explosion.