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. Firday Morning, September 14,1866.
"There is lifo in tho olddand yct'?"
yes, and in theso days of impoverish?
ment on ono hand, and grasping ava?
rice on tho other; when this aamc lund \
is afflicted -with a host of "grinders
of the poor," -with fanatics and men
of evil passions, it is gratifying to
know that virtue, honor, generosity
and a noble benevolence are still
founiin the breasts of many, even in
what Mras Hot long siueo considered
a hostile section towards the people
of the South.
Several instances of tho noble gene?
rosity we speak of havo recently come
to our knowledge, and aro worth re?
cording in theso degenerate times.
A prominent merchant in this city,
aviotimof the great conflagration,
and who lost very heavily, received,
some time since, a letter from a largo
whosesale house in New York, with
whom he had formerly dealt, inviting
him visit the groat metropolis, and
purchase a new stock, which, iu his
line of business, is necessarily a very
valuable oue; aud not only did they
do this, but forwarded him a check
for a generous amount to defray his
expenses thither, proffering to sell
him all the goods he wanted.
A firm of this city, in another line
of business, sent one of its members
to New York, to make an ejjprt to
compromise their (dd debts, as they
thought they might bo able to pay
twenty-five cents on tho dollar. On
visiting one of their former largest
creditors, and making known their
position and the proposal tho firm de?
sired to make, tho creditor advised
him to pay fifty cents on the dolla]
to all the creditors, and proffered hin:
the money to pay tho amount, at th?
same time selling him all tho goods
he wanted-all to be repaid when thc
debtor was able.
Another instance : Oue of our bu
siness mon being iu New York, wa?
asked by tho largest house he hm
traded with, how much ho could pa?
on his old debts. Ho replied, ' Xo
tiling"--he having lost everything
The New York merchant then tol<
him that his house would wipe on
all past debts, aud furnish him wi tl
a new stock of goods on time.
A Baltimore firm also authorize?
another gentleman in business in Cc;
htmbia to order w hat goods he waul
ed, regardless of past liabilities, nn<
pay for tho new purchases at a futur
Say wo not truly that all virtue an
goodness of heart have not lied th
land? These aro but a few instance
of hundreds-yea, possibly thor
sands-of generous deeds performe
towards the ruined or crippled mei
chants*f tho South by their Nortl
ern mercantile friends. Those ai
.steps towards r?concili?t iou and r<
construction whose effectual progrci
radicalism cannot obstruct, and whic
will sooner restore the entent'- corilla
between the two sections than an
others. Theso great-hearted me
chants will have their reward, n<
only in tho congruousness of bavin
performed such kind deeds, but i
the grateful remembrance in whit
they will bo held by Southern bu;
ors. Such conduct ns this shines 01
like the star of hope amid the polit
cal gloom that has so darkly gather?
around the unfortunate States of tl
THE MAINE ELECTIONS.-An eic
tion took place in Maine, on Mond;
last, for four members of Congress,
Governor and a Stato Legislatur
. To understand the significance of tl
results, we may state that at preso
the Governor, all tho members
Congress, all tho State Senate, ai
135 out of 151 members of the Hou
Tn 1865, at the Governor's electio
tho Republican majority was 22,23
Joshua L. Chamberlain is the Repu
Hean, and E. F. Pilsbury is support
by the Democrats aud tho Johns?
men. Of course, there is no ho
that, from their compact orgauia
tion to beat tho radicals, or to o vi
come their largo majority, Mai
may bo set down as a radical State
root and bran u.
Hon. Ben. Wood has sold his i
terest and vet ired from the New Yo
The cholera is prevailing to
alarming extent at Vicksburg. Soi
of the ohlest and best citizens ho
fallen victims to the disease.
The National Executive Comniitteo
of the Conservativo TJnion Conven?
tion, which recently met in Philadel?
phia-, after the adjournment of that"
body, pasaed a series of resolutions,
among which was tho following:
Resolved, That tho friends of peace,
Uuion, liberty und law, be earnestly
requested, nt the earliest day practi?
cable, to call mass meetings in every
county ol' the thirty-six States, and
nine Territories of tho American
Union, for the purpose of endorsing
and ratifying the action of tho National
Conservative Union Convention."
Wenotice in our Georgia exchanges,
that Mr. Hardeman, ono of the
National Committee, lins isssned an
address to the people of that State,
urging tho propriety of complying
with the request of the committee.
One reason for this is, that the radi?
cals are continually asserting and re?
iterating tho assertion, that the
Southern Conservative delegates did
not represent the great mass of their
constituency, and that ns a peoplo we
were yet rebellious and disloyal.
Hence this call for the peoplo them?
selves to speak in these primary
But beyond the mere ratification
of tho mensures of the Convention we
may approve, we think a i.till more
patriotic incentive exists to cause
such meetings to be heh? and tint is
to strength cn the hands ot the Presi?
dent, nud to tender to him tho as?
surance "f our support in the conflict
he is now engaged in with thc
J:wobins, who not only deny ns our
rights, but arc seeking to overthrow
tho Government. President John?
son needs and deserves such sup?
port at the hands of the people of
every Southern State, and we hopo
that no minor feelings of party or
policy will deter them from cordially
South Carolina went into that Con?
vention through hole delegations
from all sections of the State, and
we hold it to be the duty of the peo?
ple who sent thom, to give public
expression of their opinion regard?
ing its action, and as to the mannet
in which our delegates discharged
their duty. Wo would suggest, there?
fore, ns the whole State is represented
at the present time in Columbia,
through the people's representatives
in the Legislature, that a meeting bu
the purposes indicated, be held some
(?vening next week, and that Gover?
nor Orr, and any other delegates whe
may bc present, address the citizens.
To 1 xi silent now, after having par?
ticipated in all the proceedings o!
the Couvention, and whose actioi
was adopted on a motion by one o:
thc delegates from South Carolina
woioH be neither dignified not
patriotic on the part, of her people.
Firm uii a. XLock.
There eau bo lillie doubt but thal
tho radical party intend to impend
tho President, and as little doubl
that they will resort to force, bc for?
they will relinquish thc power whicl
the majority thoy have now in Con
gress gives them. Thc Prcsidenl
himself knows this. In his speech al
St. Louis, he refers to these schemes
and in his speech :it Detroit, he said,
in regard to Congress and thc conrst
which he would pursue in the event
of the defeat of the conservatives al
tho approaching elections: "I wil
meet them single-handed and alone.
In the words of the poet, ? exclaim:
'Com.ie come all this rock shall fly
From its lirni hase ns soon as L' "
This evidently refers to a conflict
which now threatens our distracted
country. May Cod avert it; but over
after all the blood that has boon shoe
for the past four years, wt; believe tin
people of thc whole country woulc
prefer war on the side of the Presi
dent and the Constitution, rather t hai
submit to the usurpation of all powei
by the radical party and the anarchy
that must inevitably follow. Thej
are anxious to avoid such a terribh
conflict, but they should be pr?par?e
for tho worst, and stand ready to sav?
the Government and their own liber
ties from destruction.
At the ret]nest of the managers o
the Colored Methodist Church al
Lynchburg, Va., who are about erect
ing a new place of worship, tho core
mony of laying the corner-stone is tr
bo peformed by the Masons, accord
ing to the rites of their anc ient order
Tho Lynchburg Virginian says that
this is the iirst instance of the kim
known iu that city, and commend;
the fact to Northern people as an il
lustration of tho excellent feeling ex
isting between tho white and colore<
Tho Richmond THmea has the fol?
lowing note of thc change noir going
on ftt the South:
The mind of tho Southern people
seems to l>e hiking a practical turn in
a very marked and eminent degree;
They aro determined to repair their
fortunes, and they will succeed.
With that tremendous will and ener
f;y which sustained a hopeless contest
or four years against overwhelming
odds, they aro now diligently en?
gaged in repairing the wreck of all
that was loft them at the conclusion
of a most disastrous struggle. The
thoughts of our people are not direct?
ed to politics-they are bent upon
thc improvement of their physical
and material well-being. Thoy aro
seeking to lay up something for a
rainy day; to repair the damages
which tho war inflicted upon an in?
heritance which they had boped to
transmit unimpaired to their chil?
There are many striking changes
wrought in the habits and customs of
our people by the stress of circum?
stances. They can no longer lead
those lives of ease and idleness to
which slavery was not only a tempta?
tion, but, in n measure, rendered al?
most unavoidable in the man of
wealth and leisure. The village post
office, inn, cross-road, grocery and
court-green are no longer the scenes
upon which idle, dissipated men,
young and old, spend the greater por?
tion of their time. It is true, that
whiskey is dear ahd greenbacks
scarce; but these considerations do
not wholly explain the moral and so?
cial phenomena which wo ure called
upon to witness. The people have
changed with the times und their
circumstances, and wisely realize the
necessity of conforming to all the
necessities of their altered condition.
Tho vapid, loud-mouthed politician,
is no more listened to with rapt at?
tention and curiosity, and he has
sense enough to hold his tongue
whero the people take so little in?
terest in politics that he would not
secure an audience. Speech-making
is now voted a hore, lt consumes
valuable time, and the people find it
difficult to discover how eloquent
harangues on the hustings are ?ti
all likely to lighten taxes or to help
thc political situation. They have a
vague suspicion that too tauch talk?
ing brought war and ruin upon us,
and that those are best oil" now who
think much and say little. Wo dare
say they are right; nor can it be de?
nied that there is a world of philoso?
phy in their reasonings upon this
Tho revolution in sentiment and
action to which we have alluded, i
confined to no particular class at th?
South ; it pervades all classes of otu
white population. Thu changed con?
dition of affairs, like a new pair ol
shoes or boots, may rub and pi ucl
I at first, but ultimately may bc worn
with ease and comfort. Onrsaro not
a people to sit forever whining anti
repining by the banks of the sircan
of human progress and watch tit?
remnants of their prosperity floating
off upon its surface. No; ?hoy havi
enough Anglo-Saxon energy and cou
rage left to dash into the waters an?
rescue the fragments of whatever maj
be left them worth preserving. Thosi
who think that the South, like :
great moral coward, will fail pros
trate and grovel fortivcr in the dus
and ashes of despair, are grievously
mistaken. She will ?lo no suel
thing; but conscious of her merit an?
untarnished honor, she will, ere long
astound th?! world hy achievement
in every domain of science and art
STEVENS MAKES ANOTHEI: SPEECH
Thad. Stevens mad<! another speeel
at Redford, l'a., on the 4th inst
The Now York Herold, in publishing
"The old implacable radical leade:
seems to be as savage, as remorseless
ami insatiable in his revenges as ever
Ht! howls over what ho denounces a
the usurpation of Andrew Johnson
the cleaning out of radical ollie,
holders, thc insolence of Southon
white rebels and the rights am
wrongs of Southern black loyalists
and he threatens to try again in Con
gress hts favorite re?*onstructioj
policy of Southern confiscation an.
subjugation by extermination. Bu
the fierce ohl fanatic seems also to 1>
in a melancholy frame td* mind, as 1
disheartened at thc prospect bofon
him, and with the rough road lie lia
had to travel. In fact, fnua tin
general tone of his speech, wo in fe
that ho is not altogether sanguine ?>
a great radical victory in Pennsylva
nia, and so is rather disposed ti
mourn than rejoice. Poor old man!
LAND FORSOUTHEKN SOLDIERS.- 11
the Texas Legislature, August 1 i, Mr
Jackson offereil a resolution instruct
ing the Committee on Public /-and
to inquire into the expediency of do
nating three hundred and twent;
acres to each Confederate soldier
who, by reason of wounds receive?
in the lat<^ war, is incapacitated f?>
labor, and to report by I >i 11 or other
wise. It was adopted.
A STTLL-BOKN PROCLAMATION.
New Orleans telegram says: "Go\
Wells' proclamation ordering an elec
tion on tho od of September, to th.
Convention, in the nnrepresentd
parishes, has been totally disregarded
No electiou has been liehl."
THE PURSE AND THE SWORD.-An
old member of Congress has suggest?
ed that the Presiden t, who undoubted?
ly, as the Executive, can control tho
execution of tho laws, should direct
the treasurer of the United States not
to poy another dollar to the members
of Congress, until Congress shall
have rendered itself a constitutional
body by admitting the representatives
from the Southern States. They arc
entitled to pay only as members of a
constitutional Congress, and it is
clearly tho President's duty to seo
that public money is not unlawfully
disbursed. We like this plan. It
would unquestionably soon briu$ the
radicals to their senses.
The first requisition of the pay?
master to Congress which the trea?
surer should refuse to honor would
prove to be excellent credentials for
the Southern members. The main
object of the radicals is to secure to
themselves tho handling of tho pub?
lic funds, and they would soon show
themselves to be very tractable.
Forney, as clerk and public printer,
Wi ul 1 be placed in the same catego?
ry -, a id everybody knows how soon
hu would "nop over" to tho Presi?
dent's side.-Richmond Dispatch.
The Washington Star says: "An
inquiry into tho antecedents of the
delegates to the Disunion Southern
Convention, now in session af Phila?
delphia, would probably result, in
showing that very few of them have !
any legitimate right to speak for thc
South, mid especially for the loyal
South. Thomas .1. Durant, of Louisi- j
ana. temporary Chairman of the j
Convention, was, we learn, a ram?
pant secessionist at the outbreak of ;
the rebellion, though a Northern j
man. J. M. Field,?of Mississippi, was j
a rebel Lieutenant in the rebellion, j
aud is also o? Northern birth. The ;
'Colonel Daniel, of Louisiana,' who
figures in ihe Convention, is a Mas
sachusetts Yankee, who went down <
to Louisiana, fora while, in command
of so,.ie negro troops, but who, at thc
close of the war, left Louisiana and
came to Washington, and while
here, it. will be remembered, distin- !
guished himself by marrying Mrs.
i Cora V. Hatch, the somewhat noted i
'spiritual medium.' "
Tn;: FINANCIAL FUTURE.-Events
are carrying us rapidly towards a re
sumption of specie payments on the
! j>:. it of the Government. The Trea?
sury has now over ?60,000,000 of coin ,
on band of its own. without counting ;
the private deposits. At the mode
Irate estimate of 312,000.000 per
j month, seven months more of ens- j
toms revenue will add to this gold \
\ fund ?84,1)00,000; so that by the first <
; ci* April next the coin in the Treasury \
will be 8143,000,00o, less whatever
I payments are to be made meantime, j
Estimating these, for half a year's
i gobi interest and for -payment ol the i
? principal of the lmuds of 1867, ?lue ?
next January, at 345,000,000, there 1
will remain, on thc first of April, ;
3100,0UO,000. Er cuing Post.
A "MUNIFICENT CriAKITY." -The
United States Marino Hospital in
Cincinnati, Ohio, lins been purchased
I for 370,500 by Mr. Joseph ( '. lintier ,
! and Mr. Lewis Worthington, wealthy ,
j Protestant gentlemen of that place.
who have presented it in fee simple
. lo the Cincinnati Shiers of Charity.
The couditionsof the conveyance are,
thal the institution shall be open to
thc poor sich, without distinction of j
r -ligion, language or birth-place,
i preference being reserved for stain- :
gers and others who eau pay, mid ^
for those who may be injured and
! require thc services of a surgeon.
The building is a fine structure, pos
sossing all thc modern improvements,
ft cost the. Government about ?300,- '
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SOUTHERN ORPHANS' RELIEF FAIR
IS BALTIMORE. The lady managers I
of the fair for the purpose of raising
funds for the building of an asylum
in Richmond for destitute orphans of
thc South, wer?! actively engaged on
Saturday, in titting up the hall of
the Maryland Institute, in which the
fair will bu held. The ladies aro in
receipt oi a large number of curiosi?
ties from the South and elsewhere,
all bearing an historic interest, and
which have never before be n ex?
hibited. Sien, H'///.
Tm: TEX IS CATTLE TRADE.-There
are now (?,000 to 100.00O head of
these Texas cattle pastured alongthe
Eastern and Northern limits of the
State, ami destined f.>r the markets
of the Mississippi. They aro detain?
ed where they are by thc statutes of
neighboring States, which forbid
thur being driven through them be?
fore tho 10th of November; the roa
son being a disease called the Texan
cattle fever, which prevails in the
sumnier months, and is contagious.
? o ?. -
ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY.-Judge
Underwood has granted an injunc?
tion against the Orango ami Alexan?
dria Railroad Company, prohibiting
thc carriage of freight on better
i 'rms than those contracted with the
Adams Express Company. The case
was argued befor Judge Underwood's
court some months ugo. The injunc?
tion will suspend the operation of
the Southern National Express Com?
pany, chartered by tho Virginia
Legislature last winter.
Tho latest mechanics' strike in this
town occurred in a blacksmith's ?hop,
where tho boss pounded the invil
with his apprentice's head a fe* mi?
TOWN ELECTIONS.-The following
gentlemen (dry ticket! have boon
elected Intendant and Wardens of
the town of Sptttanbfrg: Intendant i
-pr. Lv Twitty. "Warcbns-D. C. ?
Judd, M. A. Harvcyv'J. Miles Lee,
and A. BL Kirby.
At an election held in Anderson,
on Monday last, for Intendant and
Wardens to serve the ensuing year,
the following gentlemen were chosen:
Intendant-J. Scott Murray. War?
dens-O. H. P. Fant, Janies A. Hoyt,
B. F. Whitncr and Thomas M. White.
FLA OOELII.ATION SUGGESTED. -Thc
New Vork Times, quoting from a New
Orleans negro suffrage paper a para?
graph in tho Brownlow style, adds:
"If they would enact a law down
there, by which the utterers of such
rhetoric-no matter what be the sub?
ject or the purpose-should get a
mild flogging for each offence, they
would render a service to literature,
and a tribute to the late Rev. Dr.
EXCITING CHASE.-A freedman,
under arrest for some offence, eluded
the vigilance of his guard last Friday
and m mle off at race-borse speed for
the nearest woods. Not obeying the
order to halt, he was pursued and
fired at three times, but succeeded in
effecting his escape. An unfortunate
cow, in range of the bullets, was
killed, and furnished an extra ration
of beef to the garrison.
[ Chester Standard.
"A TIMELY AFFADI."-Such is the
term the radicals apply to thc New
Orleans riot. "It is worth 10,000
votes to tho party," said another.
Not a tear for the poor dupes who
died-not a sigh or a cent for the
widows and orphans who live-but
let the party thrive, if a whole race
is exterminated. Such are the senti?
ments of those who now control "the
best Government on earth."
HOMICIDE.-We learn, that on
Monday last, at Columbus, N. C.,
John Weaver, son of Frank Weaver,
deceased, shot Thomas Huntsiuger.
Huutsiuger is the individual who
turned States' evidence against Frank
Weaver, who was shot in December,
1864, upon suspicion that ho was as?
sociated with a band of tories infest?
ing the vicinity of Columbus. Tliis
explains thc cans.- of the shooting.
DEATH OF Gov. CLAV, -GOV. C. C.
Clay, a man full of years and good
words, died at his residence iti Mont?
gomery, Ala., 0:1 the tith instant.
after an illness of a few hours. He
was in his seventy-seventh year, and
had been, for some time, in feeble
health. Gov. Clay has been one of
the leading nu n in Alabama, aud has
tilled most of the important offices in
thc gift of tile people?.
Count Bismarck is the modern
Warwick, who sets up and pulls down
kin^s. Ide has scattered a dozen or
more of the small German princes,
and now notifies the King of Saxony
that he must pursue a certain policy,
or he, too, will be deposed, and a
new monarch put in his place. Bis?
marck, just now, is master of the j
There was a tournament at Hunts?
ville, Ala., lately, at which one of thc
contestants appeared as the "Knight
ol" the Cray Jacket." Passing down
one of thc streets attired for the tour
nay, he was halted by a detachment
of United States soldiers, and the
buttons were cut from his jacket of
Catholics and Protestants aie each
to be allowed to exhibit maps and
?.tiler documents at the Paris Exhibi?
tion, to show tlu; number and extent
of their missions throughout the
world, and in this 'way set forth the
success that has attended their mis?
Admiral Tucker, the ex-Confede?
rate, who had been placed in charge
of the Peruvian Navy, is stoutly op?
posed by Admiral Gent?o, who has
actual command, and refuses to per?
mit any observation of Tucker's or?
The World's Berlin correspondent
states that nearly every German |
prince has at least 6100,000 investeil
in American securities, and the King,
of Hanover, who has been notified
that he cannot return to his throne, :
has ?500,000 in our loans.
GEORGIA BONDS.-The Augusta
Chronicle ami Sentinel is in receipt of
intelligence from New York, stating
that the new Georgia bonds are sell?
ing at ninety-five, and are in demand
at that rate.
The political contest now progress?
ing at the "Free North." is one of
the most bitter, excited and angry
that was ever known in this country.
In St. Louis, the wife of a sick man
?onld not pay for a prescription. The ? '
physician tore it up and the maui'
The Jonesbor?> Flag speaks of the
ravages of the hog cholera in upper
East Tennessee. It says some farmers
lost their i-ntire stock.
A very radical says the radical team
tvill be distanced iii tho next race, as
;heir leaders are afflicted with the
Judge Hunter, formerly of Alaba?
ma, a noted patron of the turf and
breeder of fine race stock, died near
Bankstown, Ky., on last Saturday.
California is coining gold twentv
Ste cent pieces.
t ol. R. C. Poole has been re-elect
sd Ordinary of Spartanburg District.
MAIL JUnjfeo?M??Ta.- A.11 mai! aro
op?n fonflelrilry atfo'elock in tb? morn?
ings and %os*as fc#>wg: Northern, 5J p.
m.; South Carolina Railroad, H p. m.;
Charleston, 9p- ni.; Oreen ville, 9 p. m.
MORE Sloiut-BBJtAJQUO.-Tho store of
Mr. H. Schultz, on Washington street, WSH
entered on Wednesday night. Tho robbers
took off s portion of the weather-boarding,
and by this means effected an entrance.
They took about *60 worth of goods-to?
bacco, segara, Ac.
CHANOB or SCHEPHT.F..-Attention
called te the BOW sabedulo to g?.i?tcr*ll.*'
ration on tho Greenville anti -Columbia
Kailroad, on and after Monday, tho 17th
inst, lt is, we believe, tho shsTteat mu?
nta* tim? that han been nade on this
TUE Bmutixo or COL?MWA. - Au utter
cstiug account ot the "Rack" ?.nd D?sVtie
tion o? the City of Columbia, S. C.," ban
just been ??sued, tn pamphlet form, from
tho I'htrnij- power pr.-**. Orders fibed to
any extent. Price 50 cents. Copies can bo
obtained at this office and tho bookstores.
Tur. M AILS cia THE CHAOLOTTE RAILBOAD.
Since that new .obetmle of quick time
went into operation on the Charlotte Rail?
road, which was to reduce the time l>e
tween Columbia and Richmond to fventy
thrco hours, the mails from thc latter place
take tr.-( nty-four hours additional to reach
us. Before it weut into operation, we re?
ceived our Richmond mails on the morn?
ing after they left Richmond, now we do
not receive them until tb* scooud day.
Thc same is the fate of our New York
There is a scvo".v loose somewhere be?
tween here and Richmond. Ts it af the
Charlotte office, or at some point beyond?
NEW Anvr.^TisEiiENTa. Attention is call?
ed to the following adv, iti*emcnt?, which
?ve published this morning for the tlrst
Medical College of South Carolina.
Greenville Railroad-Change Schedule.
If teeth could speak, thoy would often
reproach their owners- ''Wc cannot clean
ourselves," would be fr?e cry of many a
neglected set, "and are gojng to ache and
ruin, simply for thc lat#0s daily brush?
ing with the Fragrant Sn^pdent, ?be only
known means of preserving us." But as tho
teeth cannot speak, the press mast speak
PRACTICE vs. PRECEPT-One of our
worthiest citizens, noted for his
suavity of manners and amiability,
recently invited several gentlemen of
this town to partake of his hospitali?
ty. Mr.-, iu the goodness of his
heart, has, for several months past,
been instructing a Bible class a mon;/
the freedmen in his employ, ami
feeling justly proud of their progress
and proficiency in sacred learning
and morality, called them up and af?
forded his guests an opportunity to
test their information. The exami?
nation was satisfactory and many
compliments were paid to the ability
of tho teacher and the industry of
the pupils. So much for precept.
That very night Mr. -'s smoke?
house was completely stripped of its
savory contents, not a rasher being
left for his breakfast. So much for
practice. Mr. -'a bristles are np,
and he will doubtless turn a cold
"shoulder" to similar experiments in
future. Although uuablo to "save
his bacon," we OttU assure him that
his interesting charges can, at any?
time, furnish hi- i any quantity of
Tue Richmond Dispatch sir- fi. "Wc
had the pleasure of seeing, on Satur?
day, a specimen of the first picking
from the cotton crop of Judge Mere"
ilith, planted on his plantation on the
Pamunkey River. The sample is
beautifully white, of long staple, and
will compare favorably with tho best,
grades in tho Southern States. We
learn that Judge Meredith, Mr. Ed.
Ruffin, Mr. George W. Bassett, Jr.,
and Br. Thomas Carter, on the Pa
mnnkey River; Mr. Robort Don that,
Mr. Win. Barwell, on the James
River, and other gentlemen in this
portion of Eastern Virginia, are cul?
tivating cotton quite extensively,
with a fair prospect of success.
Should the fall tie a late one, they are
sanguine that it will prove a remune?
rative crop. "
FLORIDA.-A letter from Tallahas?
see, of thc 4th, says:
"The crops are in amore promis?
ing condition than they were a few
weeks ago. The recent rains have
checked tho rust which threatened
to nearly destroy the cotton crop.
Still, the planters are ot opinion that
the mst has already played pad havoc
with the cotton, and that the crop
will full considerably short. The
planters and the freedmen get along,
very harmoniously in cultivating the'
crop; but the former have some fears
uf slackuess on the part of their la?
borers when the troublesome cotton -
racking season commences."
Prentice says there is not a man in
the nation that respects Brownlow, or
respects any human being that re
qjects him, or even any dog that will
follow him. Very few dogs will fol?
low him at all. Dogs follow a man
jy the scent of his footsteps, but
dmost every dog that chances to hit
apon Browulow's trail is so overcome
:>y the concatenation of foulest stinks,
hat he goes off howling to his keu
In New York, while a wife w.ts
lying with cholera, her husband got
hunk on her medicine.