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Wednesday Morning, Aug. 29,1866.
Tike Northern Campaign. -
Our Northern exchanges famish us
abundant evidence that the conserva?
tive element throughout the North
and West is fully aroused to the im?
portance of carrying the Congres?
sional elections next fall. In New
York city, we see a call issued for a
ratification mass meeting, -which is
already signed by thousands, and
among them a large number of lead?
ing merchants and business mon.
But, besides such popular demon?
strations, th -! people have gone to
work to pi jvi< e the sinews of war,
and already * 100, OOO have been sub?
scribed for the purpose of paying the
expenses of circulating documents,
sending speakers into every section of
the North and for other legitimate
expenses of the campaign, and the
Herald thinks that half a million can
be raised for the same purpose. The
questions at issue are so momentous,
the prosperity of the country and the
commercial and business interests,
will be so affected by the result of the
political contest, that, the Herald
says, those who have their capital in?
vested in that directiou, have too
much at stake to stand idly by and
allow the radicals to destroy their
future prospects by forcing on the
country their revolutionary schemes.
In Pennsylvania, even, there are
hopeful signs that the radical faction
may be beaten there, and tho tone
and spirit of the conservative press
throughout the West raises the live?
liest expectations of success for the
Union party. Tho Soldiers' and Sail?
ors' Convention, to meet at Cleve,
land, cannot fail to bo productive of
good, and if it be half us numerously
attended as it is predicted it will be,
it will be tho precursor of a Waterloo
defeat of the radicals throughout the
great West. The journey of the Pre?
sident to Chicago, accompanied bj
Gen. Graut and members of the Ca?
binet, will be a series of ovations ot
which, of course, the President and
other distinguished gentlemen will ht
expected to speak. Ou the whole,
within our recollection, no party eve)
opened a campaign with such fail
prospects of success as does the pre
sent conservative party of the Union
The Memphis Avalanche, one ot
the soundest exponents of Southerr
sentiment, before and during th?
war, places itself right upon the
record on the subject of the nation a
debt. Commenting on a recent
letter from Gen. Blair, the A valanchi
"The impression has gone abroac
that the South is disposed to repu
diate the national debt; but this im
pression is incorrect, for the South
ern people, while they complain o
taxation without representation, hav<
never exhibited a desire to see tin
Government repudiate its liabilities.
The South lost all, and she has no
much to tax, but she is willing t<
contribute her share to the extin
guishment of the national debt. Le
us show to the North, that whilt
asking for justice, we are willing t<
be just. Poor and impoverished n:
we are, we may well stand aghast a
the magnitude of the debt; but witl
an economical administration of tin
Government-retrenchment and re
form-the debt can bo obliterated ii
the course of time."
We endorse the above, and believ
it speaks the sentiments of the South
ern people. They do not seein t
accept the situation and then turi
round and endeavor to shirk an;
burden that situation imposes. Giv
them but fair play, and their right
under the Constitution, and no pee
pie will more cheerfully contribute t
the reduction of that debt, mainl
contracted for tho purposes of the
war which has left them impoverisl
ed and almost destitute of means
We hope to see this spirit preva
everywhere tl roughout the Souther
States, and that any suggestion loot
ing to repudiation will be promptl
scouted by the press and the peoph
A GENERAL AMNESTY.-The usual!
reliable correspondent of the Bait
more San telegraphs the following:
"The prospect is fair that a proch
mation of general amnesty, wine
will embrace Jefferson Davis, will h
issued before November next. It
a necessary- sequence to the peat
proclamation. Some of the excej
tions in the previous amnesty ha\
never been considered as importan
and were always very easily remove
upon ap pli cation for pardon-as, f<
instance, the thirteenth exceptio]
Persons worth nothing when tl
exception was made, may be pardoi
ed for having made $'?0,000 in tl
Th? Truc Cl roana.
We see it stated in our exchanges
that the venerable Thomas Ewing,
ono of the few surviving statesmen
of the day of great men, has written
a letter for publication, in which he
takes the ground that the Congress
which has adjourned, being com?
posed of representatives from only
twenty-five States, could not consti?
tutionally pass any Act over the Pre?
sident's veto, and that, therefore, Ihe
Freedmen's Bureau bill, the civil
rights bill and the constitutional
amendment are legal nullities.
This journal has, on several occa?
sions, advanced the same opinion,
and we are glad to know that one of
the ablest and most reliable states?
men of the West proposes to publish
his views in relation to this impor?
tant question. It will be remembered
that Mr. Ewing was a member of the
United States Senate when Clay,
Webster and other towering intellects
were ia that body, and was recog?
nized by the great Whig party of that
day as one of their ablest and most
conservative leaders. With his largo
experience in publie affairs, and at
his time of life, any opinion coming
from him on political questions must
exercise great influence.
We hope that the President will
have this matter thoroughly investi
gated by the Attorney-General ami
the Supreme Court, and if these
measures are illegal, govern himscl:
Prices Coming Down.
j (Jeu. Wright, ono of the editors o
tho Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
is in New York. In his last letter, lu
gives us the following in relation t<
the prices of sundry articles in thu
Prices of goods of every description
are much lower than they were las
fall. This is particularly true ii
reference to loading articles of groce
ries. For instance, crushed sugars
which were sold last fall at 23 to 2
cents per pound, aro now offeree
freely at 1G to 17 cents. Coffee is als?
from 10 to 12 per cent cheaper, am
so of all the heavier and more com
mon articles in the grocery line. Ii
this branch of business a large trad
is done, at prices 10 to 15 per cent
cheaper than the last senson.
Dry goods are also lower, and th
stocks heavier than over before know:
in this city. In foreign goods, th
decline is greater than those of dc
mestic manufacture. I learn thu
there is considerable stagnatio
among the manufactures, and seriou
apprehensions are felt lest the conti
nued downward tendency of price
should cause the stoppage of many o
the mills, or at least force them t
manufacture very sparingly. Th
jobbers are doing a fine business now
and seem ploased with the prospect
ahead. There is still a strong belie
here that the crop of cotton will b
at least half that of I860, and mau
think it will even go beyond tlis
Speaking of general business i
the metropolis, he say?:
"This great metropolis is now fille
with Southern and Western mei
chants, who have come here for thei
fall and winter stocks of goods. A
the hotels are full, and the privat
boarding houses are being rapidl
filled to the full extent of their a<
commodations. There aro moi
Southern merchants hero now tim
there has been at any time since tb
war, and I learn that the number
increasing daily. They all seem t
have ti full supply of money, and fe
are willing to make large purchase
except for cash, yet there is a cons
derable amount of sales here this fa
on time. This is particularly true t
to the Western trade. The steel
here are reported to be very largi
mid tho merchants are exceeding!
anxious to realize on their inves
monts. There are a largo number <
new houses opened this fall, and
hear of many others which will 1
opened in a few weeks. A large pr
portion of these new establishmen
are in the hands of Southern mei
who have raked together the od?
and ends left them at the close of tl
war, and turned them into cash, wit
which they have opened busine
here, in the hope of being able,
no distant day, to restore the fo
tunes lost by the eonflict of arms ju
ended. Strange to say, that instei
of the Southern merchants givii
their entire patronage to their felkv
Southrons and sufferers, many
them give their trade entirely to tl
merchants whose money and infi
euee was given freely to impoverii
and enslave thorn. The Southe)
men in business here complain ve
much at this course, und feel th
their losses and sufferings from t
war entitle them to tiie support
those for whose welfare their fortan
were destroyed. Let us hope that
futuro the Southern man who com
here for goods will, all other thin
being equal, give his patronage
those who are of his blood, and AV!
shared the trials and misfortunes
the lost cause."
Over eighty woolen and cali
mills aro at present being built
THK PKESIDKNT'STTBIP.-A despatch
to the Baltimore Sun says:
At tho Cabinet meeting, to-day, it
was determined that it would be im?
politic for more than three or four
members of that body to accompany
thc President to Chicago. As now
arranged, Mr. Seward, Mr. Welles
and Governor Bau dall are the only
members that are to be of the Pre?
sidential party. Of the President's
household, only Senator Patterson
and Mrs. Patterson will go.
Tho President has named but three I
persons as his guests. Besides those
above suggested, General Grant, Ad?
miral Farragut, and tho other mili
tary and naval officers and their seve- |
ral wives, heretofore mentioned, make
up the entire party, which will num?
ber about sixty persons. i
Major-General Meade and the Mexi?
can Minister will be of the party.
ABOLISHING THE BUREAU.-lief er?
ring to Gen. Howard's recent order
stoppiug the delivery of rations from
the Bureau, Forney's Chronicle says:
'4It will be seen, from the order of
Gen. Howard, that the President has
determined to abolish the Freedmen's
Bureau. This is, no doubt, tho first
step in that coup d'etat which is to re?
sult in the establishment of a 'dicta?
torship.' Possibly, thc President
only intends to starve out the 'mean
whites' of the South, so as to prevent
their attendance at the convention
which meets in Philadelphia, Septem?
ber 3." .
STEAMSHIP JAMES ADOEK.-Thc
Charleston Courier, of Tuesday, says:
We aro highly gratified to learn by
j information from Washington, that a
decision has been rendered in the
i case of thc Charleston Line of Steam?
ers, published in our columns a few
! days ago, awarding the above steamer
i to the Charleston owners, with heavy
DECISION OF AN INTERESTING CASE.
A letter to thc Baltimore (rozelle says
William H. B. Dorsey, late of thc
Confederate army, was arrested by
thc authorities of Frederick County,
last winter, on a charge of robbery,
for driving oft' a drove of cattle
whilst General Lee was ou his way to
Gettysburg. He was thrown into
Frederick city jail and ironed, from
whence he was released on giving
heavy bail. His case came up at the
last term of Frederick County Court.
Knowing justice could not be had in
that court, where prejudice was so i
strong against him, as well as against
all other returned Confederates, he |
moved his case to Montgomery County I
Court, where he thought justice would '
be dealt him. He was tried on Thurs?
day last, by a jury trial and acquitted,
they spurning the idea tlu t.be could
be guilty of robbery by capturing a
drove of cattle whilst acting under
orders of his superior officers. His
acquittal of this charge will settle
many similar cast s now pending ill
different courts against returned Con?
THE FENIANS.-C?en. Sweeney, of
the Fenian Brigade, in an address to
the Brotherhood, denounces those
members who are aiming to sell the
influence of the order to a political
faction in this country. This evi?
dently conflicts with the views of
Gen. Sweeney's Chief, President Ro?
berts, who seems to bo in league with
certain Republican politicians to
bamboozle Crishmcn, both out of
their previous determinations, and
out of their own best interests. The
open and recent demagogism of ex
Speaker Colfax, ex-Governor Ogles
by and Gen. Logan, we think, all
honest men will put down as one of
the most debasing spectacles ever
witnessed in the politics of the coun?
try. Wise leaders, friendly to the
Irish race, and friendly to Ireland,
will not let Irishmen be entrapped by
The Springfield Republican thinks
the circumstance of Massachusetts
and South Carolina entering the Na?
tional Union Convention together, a
fact of too much significance to bc
successfully ridiculed, and offers the
following good advice: "Let nothing
bo wanting, on our part, to hasten
the time when Massachusetts can
clasp bands with South Carolina for
'liberty and equality, as well as for
political fraternity. 'And we maybe
sure that time cannot come during
the life of any now above ground, if
we persist in treating all Southern
men as rebels, and all who have been
rebels as if neither repentance, expi?
ation nor reconciliation were possi?
THE GUNPOWDER PLOT IN ENGLAND.
Thc London Post, of August 8th,
At 3 o'clock, on Monday morning,
a somewhat startling discovery was
made by the police on duty at thc
House of Parliament. A brown
paper parcel was found, and what is
called a slow match was attached to
On examining it, it was found to
contain nine pounds of gunpowder.
It is in the hands of thc police,
but the perpetrator of the foolish
trick has not been captured.
.-?-*?-.-- -- -
It is said that the Km press of
Mexico has failed in her mission,
Napoleon having, it is understood,
refused to grant the assistance of the
French troops, prior to the evocuq
tion of Mexico, to quell the insui
.ff-ji ig I
MA-t-?menta of Gen> Beauregard Itt '
Th? following translation freon the I
Pari? correspondent o? tho New pr
leans Jlennaissancc, of the 12th inst.,
gives some interesting information in
regard to this distinguished soldier:
General Beauregard has returned
to Paris, hut, in a few days, he goes
to Viehey, for tho benefit of the
waters. "While here tho illustrious
Confederate has been tho object of a
sympathizing and very flattering cu?
riosity. There are few eminent per?
sons, especially among those belong
! ing to the army, or connected with
the Government who have not
I sought the honor of seeing and en
[ tertaining him. Tho Emperor has
: invited him to visit the camp of Cha?
lons, und General Favo, Governor of
the Polytechnic School, has volun?
teered to guide him through all tho
military establishments of the capi?
tal, ti enend Beauregard is astonish?
ed by all he sees here. At Versailles,
the battle pictures, by the great
French masters, made a profound
impression on him. Before some of
them ho remained more than half an
hour in contemplation. The things
which most interested him, however,
were the artillery museum and the
curious collection at the Hotel des
Invalides of plans in relief, of tin
fortified places of tho world.
Tho General has likewise received
from a Government, which I am not
permitted to name, an extremely bril
i liant offer, which, however, he hat
i declined. He was o fibred the chiel
j command of an army of 80,000 mon,
j salary of 100,000 francs per annum.
! and a donation of land worth 81,000,
j 000, with tho "grand naturalization'
of himself and his family. Tho (.Jen
i eral declined, saying that his swore
! belonged to his country, and hi
j would never draw it except for her
There is one question which is ask
cd him almost every moment-"ii
case there should be war between :
European power and the Unite?
! States, would the South revolt?'
The General always replies that h<
thinks not, anel this answer invariabl;
seems to cause astonishment-why
indeed, 1 cannot say.
Trie Saranln on tin- Cable.
! I'AIIIS, August 7.-At the last sit
ting of the French Academy of Sci
enees, M. Babinet, the well-knowi
astronomer, delivereel an opinio:
upon tho longevity of trans-Atlanti
telegraphic communication, as si
present established, which, 1 hope
' is peculiar to himself, and will b
I long disproved by experience. M
Babinet began by elee-mring that th
I cable would not last long, and thu
i he hoped that while' it elid last :
would be turned to useful account i
one way at least, and that was, by a:
cerbiiuing exactly thei longitude <
Newfoundland! He thou went on t
say the; cable of 1856, when e:
amined, was found to have a brea]
ago ut every five yards by the effet
of tension; and he thought tho san
tiling would happen to the presei
Due, either by tension e>r corrosioi
The academician next exhibited
piece, of a very thie-k cable which hi
lain for five years at the bottom <
the channel, and which was coi
pietcly e aten through by the* aetie
e>f snit water. He seemed to. co
sider, also, that the danger ?if tl
cable being strained was far great
in the- immense depths elf the ocei
than in the shallow waters of tl
British channel, in which, as 1
quaintly said, if yon were to sink ti
towers of Notre Dame, they wou
still stand high enough for yeui
rill},' the bells.
[ < 'orre*. National Intelligencer.
New life has been imparted to b
sinesH operations by the prospect nc
afforded by the procedings of tl
National Union Convention, and t
President's proclamation of sine*e
confidence in the future prospects
the country, under conservative cou
sols, will invigorate industry and o
terprise. Commerce between t
South and the North Avili be re'stor
to its former activity, and-its field
operations will be enlarged. T
product of cereals in the Weist ami
cotton in the; South promises well 1
active business the coining ant um
The heavy stock of goods now on t
hands of importers ami manufacture
will be in demand for Southern a
Weitetu consumption, and probal
at lower prices.
If the wisc suggestions of Secretu
McCulhieh, in his recent letter to
Boston Committee?, be carried ii
practical effect by legislation, tl ? f
thcr depreciation of GovemuK
credit and securities will be arresti
and a gradual advance towards
specie standard b* secured.
[ National intelligencer
A Tribune special says: The foll?
ing are the principal amounts npp
printed by the last Congress for
services of the Government, as
pears by the Acts already publish
which it is believed comprise nea
all the appropriation Acts; Legi
tivo. executive and judicial servi
$25,412,550; civil and miscellanea
service, $5,729,043: collecting re
nue from customs, 84,200,000; dij
matic service, $1,405,490; Indian :
vice, $3,971,557; naval service, $}
901,667; military service, $44,237,C
pensions, $15,440,000; rewards
capture of assassins, $105,000; v
ons Acts for ileficiencv, $265,6
The Revenue Commission at Wi
iugt?:i) .*ays thut tlipre is no tai
N KORO VAGABONDAGE IN NEW YORK.
The Southern press could ]do no bet?
tor work in behalf of tho unfortunate
negroes-tho vietims of Abolition?
ism and emancipation-than to waru
them of the folly of coming North
to seek a livelihood. Whatever the
negroes' capacity for work in a con
ditton of slavery, the sense of
"freedom" makes them lazy and in?
dolent and degraded. Herc, in this
city they are idlers and eyesores,
doing nothing, friendless, and with?
out a future. At first, when the
services of a "contraband" seemed to
be a sort of providential dispensation
sent to do away with the labor of
Irish servant girls, the negroes were
taken into families in this city to
perform the work of the household.
In ninety-nine cases ont of a hun?
dred, they have been found wanting,
and have been turned adrift by their
employers, and are now leading vaga?
bond lives, with no ono to direct them
and no one to take interest in their
welfare. Experience has proven that
the industry of one Irish servant girl
is worth that of a dozen negroes, and
in consequence, thc latter, notwith?
standing the loud clamor in their be?
half by interested politicians and
hypocritical people generally, are ont
of employment everywhere, and find
homes, in rare cases, where Southern
families, for the sake of old memo?
ries, rescue them from their squalor
mid give them work for their hands.
Thc negro's habits of insubordina- j
tion, unless controlled by a roaster,
his insolence, and his general worth?
lessness, arising from his cruel gift of
"freedom," have made him an
Ishmael to-day iu the North. And
if any of our Abolition friends would
wish to test this, let them advertise j
for thc services of a single negro, and
they would receive applications from
a thousand -all of whom, if em?
ployed, would bc turned adrift in a
week to resort to thbir life of vaga-1
bondage, which seems the chief
"right" which thc negro, left to him- j
self, appears to care to enjoy.
[Xeir York Netcs. i
HERRING'S SAFES IN THE LATE POET- j
LAND CoNFL AG RATION.-There is ai
moral to bc drawn from one of thc ,
incidents of the late disastrous fire in |
Portland that should be carefully con- j
sidered by those who would avoid a ?
danger that is all tho more insidious,
because wc are apt to imagine our?
selves secure from it. We refer to thc
test that has been applied to the safes |
of different manufacturers that were
exposed to the terrible ordeal of fire
there. The word safe, which is ap- j
plied to the iron chests or boxes that
are manufactured by all makers, is
only applicable, in reality, to such as
have successfully stood thc test, and I
our advertising columns show that
thc Herring Safe fairly sustains thc
reputation it long ago acquired, of
being one of thc most perfect fire?
proofs yet made. After seeing the
reports of the great losses of vaina
bles coiitaiucd in other safes, we were
led to inquire why people should be
so blind to their own interests as to
trust their treasures in such iusccure
depositories, when others that had
been proved and tried in hundreds of
fires, could be had, and we were in ?
formed that in this, as in many other
matters, people forget the motto,
"Thc best is thc cheapest," and that
one cause of the great loss in this in?
stance was, that the Portland mer?
chants had purchased safes manufac?
tured in the East that were cheaper
than Herring could afford to sell his
for. We should as soon trust our
funds to a street broker, who might
offer a large interest, than the more
cautious and well-known neighboring
banker, as put our Wt.iables in an
iron box that will not stand the test
of fire; and having experienced the
satisfaction of owning one of Her?
ring's make, we thc more cheerfully
recommend them to our friends.
[ScotJisJi American Journal.
Our correspondence from Vera
Cruz, Mexico, is dated August 13. j
Some 300 troops left Vera Cruz by >
the steamer La France on that day.
Our correspondent gives additional j
and important particulars of the I
taking of Tampico. A large portion j
of the garrison landed at Vera Cruz
on tho 10th. All of Mejia's division, i
who reinforced the garrison, turned
over to the Liberals in a body on the
surrender. The Mexican people are
anxiously awaiting Napoleon's ulti- !
niatnui. that they may sec if the
United States is sincere in its profes- j
sions. A general removal of Mexican
officials is being made in imperial
offices, and their places are being
rilled bj' Frenchmen. A decree was j
issued by Maximilian, re-organizing
the poliec department, for tho better
security of persons and property, i
Mazatlan, on tho <>th of July, was i
still fiercely besieged by the Liberals, j
Marshal Bazaine was expected at the
capita] on the 12th, from San Luis
Potosi and Monterey. The Liberals
were very strong in the neighborhood
nf Jalapa. Desultory and ind^isivo ,
lighting ?as going on throughout ,
t?verv portion of the country.
\Xeic York Herald.
THE PAY OE WAR SOLDIERS UK- j '
DUCED. -Tho law nuder which the
pay of the enlisted men iu the '
urniy und the marine corps was in- i
creased to $1G per mouth, provided
that such increase should be paid !
luring tho continuance of the war. i
The proclamation of the President ]
declaring the termination of tho re- i
bellion nullified this law, and reduces > i
tho pay to its former rate of Sil per | <
BLANKS FOR SALK A* THIS Ornes.-Let?
ters of Administration. Declaration on
Bond or Healed Note, Mortgages und C011
veywicee of Real K-t?t?<.
Otlr up-town carrier being nick, subscri?
bers are requested t<> bear with us for a
short time, until arrangements can be
made to properly, supply his place.
l'aronts desirous of securing a competent
music teacher for their children are refer?
red to tho advertisement of Mrs. Sten?
house, in another column. She will give
entire satisfaction. . - - j*.
Tm BCHSIKU ?rt COLCMUIA. -t-A? 'inter?
esting account ot thc "Sack and Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia, S. C.," baa
juat been issued, in pamphlet form, from
tho Phtctiis power pr*ss. Order? filled to
any extent. Price 50 cunt H. Copies can be
obtained at thia office and the bookstore?.
COLUMBIA FEMALE ACADEMY.-The Misses.
Reynolds advertise, to-day, that the exer
cisea of their school will bo resumed on the
lat October next. This is one of our beat
educational institutions, and has won Us
way into high favor in our community.
HAIN, RAIN.--We have had iucesaaiii
raina here since Monday morning, and, up
to the time of writing, there are no signs
of abatement. If thia rain is general, yip
may have reason to fear freshets in all
BALTIMORE BUSINESS HOUSES. - The nt_
tention of dealers is invited to the Card of
Jolm Izard Middleton, Esq.. forwarding
?lid com m i ss- ion merchant, Baltimore, Who
ia spoken of very favorably by all who have
hud business transactions with him. We
can assure our readers that an)" orders
entrusted to Mr. M. will bo promptly at?
Messrs. Armstrong, Ca tor St Co., of the
samo city, offer to the trade a large and
varied assortment of ribbons, millinery
and straw goods, etc. Their establishment
is easily fonnd, being centrally located on
MAH. AUUANOEMENTS.-The Post Office iu
open during the week from ti a. m. to 1 p.
m. and from ?ti p. m. to 7 p. m. On Sun?
day, from 8 to 9 a. m.
Northern mail opens 8 a. m.; closes 24 p. m.
Southern il ??p.m.; " 9 p.m.
Charleston " 5$ p. in.; " i? p.m.
GreenvilleR.It. V 8 a.m.; " Sip. m.
Edgerield " H a.m.: " sj p. m.
All mails close on Sunday at 2 p. m.
S KW ADVERTISEMENTS. Attention io call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published this mom Lug for the fir*l
Miss Ligate Peckham-Hair Work.
John Izard Middleton-Com. Merchant.
Misses Reynolds-Female Academv.
Nature gives us teeth, but she does not
preserve and purify them. That must be
done with fragrant Sozodont. The dental
bone and tts enamel casing are made in?
vulnerable to all destructive influences by
the daily n??> of thia beneficent prepara?
THE RINO OF A MURDERED MAN.
If ever a fiend walked the earth there
was ono in Daniel Armstrong, the
negro wretch arrested by our police
some time ago. Two murders and a
number of robberies had already
been developed, in which he had
been directly concerned in Georgia
and South Carolina, before he was
sent South for his trial. On yester?
day, Capt. Coldwell received a letter,
stating that this same Daniel Arm?
strong was tht murderer and robber
of a Mr. Walker, iii Chester, South
Carolina, and that among other
things he had stolen in that exploit
was a ring whose peculiarities were
described. Capt. ColdweP called
upon the pseudo wife of tl i villain,
Lucy Booth, found upon her finger
the identical ring, and took posession
of it aud forwarded it to the relatives
of the deceased. - Petersburg Index.
NORTH CAROLINA INGENUITY.- J.
A. Mattock, of Onslow County, has
invented and patented a machine
knowu as "J. A. Mattock's Improved
Apparatus for the Distillation of Pine
Wood." This valuable invention has
beeu in successful operation, and is
likely to come into general use in the
piney regions. Thc machine runs
out, from a load of pine wood, seven?
ty-five gallons of crude spirits of tur?
pentine, which is clarified at a small
expense, at a cost of less than twenty
per cent. Besides this product of the
machine's manipulation, fifty-four
pounds of acid, after being purified,
are produced, which is worth $1.50
per pound or more. lu addition,
there are produced four barrels of
pitch. -Raleigh Sentinal,
There are the strongest indications
that the convention of soldiers who
endorse the President, to be held at
Cleveland, on the 17th of September,
will prove a grand success. Many*
prominent officers in all the States of
the North will participate in it. No
less than seven generals from New
York, in addition to tjiose who orjgi
nally signed the call, have requested
their names to bo affixed to it,
amongst whom are Generals Egan,
Graham, Devine and Ferrero. Huu
ilreds of letters are received daily by
the committee from soldiers who en?
dorso and sympathize with the move?
We learn that quite a number of
i>ur colored population, who are dis?
posed to work and make an honest
living, are leaving the middle section
Df the State, where the lands aro
poor and unproductive, and are set?
tling on the rich lauds in the Eastern
Counties, to be employed as labor?
ers, where their labor will pay well. *