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COLUMBIA.
Thursday Morning, Feb. 28, 1867.
What the South is Doing.
Southern enterprise and Southern
industry were formerly-and deserv?
edly so, to some extent-the subject
of the sneers and taunts of the cute
and pushing Yankee, who, either on
drumming or peddling tours, wrote
home letters from the South, or who,
settling among the old slaveholders,
plied his business or profession with
such uutiriug energy and industry as
to outstrip, in a short time, his more
indolent Southern competitor. These
are well-known facts, and their ex?
istence was attributed to various
causes-some laying the universal
disinclination to actual labor exhibit?
ed by the native Southerners to con
stitutional laziness, causod by cli?
mate, &c. ; while others attributed it
to the baleful influence of the so
called peculiar institution. What?
ever may have been the true cause of
this state of things, it did exist to a
great extent; but it has passed away,
under the sweeping effects of the
v.-ar-tornado, which uprooted the in?
stitution itself.
There has a change come over our
people, or, at least, is in its inci?
piency, which illustrates that there is
an energy aud industry, active and
living, however long they may have
lain dormant, among even the South?
ern people proper. Their existence
is the more remarkable in the present
depressing condition, both political
and financial, in %shic J. those people
now find thein.;ebrc~. Reared in
comparative easy circumstances, with
laborers and servants, and freepieutly
mechanics and artizans, their own
property, they were suddenly trans?
ferred to an impoverished condition,
their laborers, servants, &c., set free,
a large portion of their property de?
stroyed, and their banking and finan?
cial system completely prostrated.
Adversity is an excellent disciplina
. lian, and tho people of the South are
enjoying all the benefits it can confer.
Among these, "blessings in dis?
guise," the most prominent, because
the most pressing, is the necessity for
exertion-for hard work. And the
sufferings and trials through which
they have passed have brought to
light tho further necessity of new
fields of industry. The whites of the
South cannot cultivate their former
large plantations of cotton, and,
therefore, if they wish to prosper
indeed, if they even wish to make a
living-they must cast about for
other channels of industry. Old
things have passed away, and with
them, thc Southern agriculturist must
doff all thc paraphernalia and all tho
habits of his former position under
the dead institution. He may not bc
able to make wooden nutmegs, nor
need he go to'peddling wooden clocks,
but he can turn in to a business which
wii? not only remunerate well, but will
curtail the profits of those who use
them to i ? ush the people from whom
they were extorted.
The past, its institutions and itt
associations are gone; the present wc
have with us, and the developments
it is making in this Southern county
give a blasting refutation of the Purl
tan allegations of the inertness ant
laziness of the former slaveholder!
of the*South.
We are led to these reflections bj
the following brief, hilt verv Dion
sam sketeh of what the Southon
people are doing, in the midst o
their poverty, and bowed down undei
grievous and onerous burdens o
taxation, and other mensures whicl
peculiarly operate against them W<
quote from the Sandersville Gear
gian:
"Virginia is setting an example tc
her sister Southern States. Her mag
niticent water power is being lau
under contribution by the hands o
genius and industry. The hum o
the spindle and the loom, the noisi
of busy machinery in every depart
mont of the mechanic arts, is waking
tho echoes of those lovely valleys
where, but a few months ago, \
crow, flying over them, would havi
had to carry along its rations.' "
"Tennessee, with the incubus o
Brownlow and his hungry pack o
'loyalists,' is reported to have twelvi
mills in successful operation, with ai
invested capital of $700,01)0, and pro
during an annual agfcjjegffte of manu
factnred goods to thVamount of $1,
000,000.
"South Carolina, upon whoso de
voted head Sherman poured out hi
vials of wrath, brings into play fror
her ashes eleven cotton factories, rur
niug 27,OJ;) spindles and 990 looms
In tho vicinity of Fayetteville, i
North Carolina, there are one doze
factories. At Raleigh, in tho san
State, a mammoth building is to be
erected for the manufacturing of cot?
ton and woolen goods, while Char?
lotte is now producing cloths and
cassimeres of superb quality. This
latter mill alone runs 25,000 spindles,
and consumes about 3,000 pounds of
wool weekly. Mississippi and Ala?
bama aro working ont the problem
of their independence; while Georgia,
our own scourged State, sends out a
loud amen from seventy-five mills in
operation and twelve in process of
execution. Of these latter some are
projected on a scale to rival thc noto
I rious Lowell, or the pretentious es?
tablishment of the learned Senator
Sprague. Three miles from Coving?
ton, and but sixty from this ofiice,
has grown up since the war the vil?
lage of Steadman. Under the magic
! touch of its founder, Mr. E. Stead?
man, mills for the fabrications of
prints, woolen goods, homespun and
yarns aro rapidly rising, and will
soon supply a demand which has
lilied heretofore the pocket of our
New England tax assessors."
In the midst of all our political
gloom and poverty, this statement,
which is doubtless correct, is well
calculated to gladden and cheer the
heart of every true Southerner, and
to inspire hope for a prosperous fu?
ture. If there bc no halting in the
career thus so promptly and success?
fully commenced, and there be no
further obstacles thrown in the way
of Southern industry-and' God
knows there ure enough already-the
looms and spindles of the Southern
States will soon be driving a business
that will compete with, if not super
cede, the prosperity of the moneyed
lords of the New England factories.
Emigration to Brazil.
Much has been written and said
both in favor of and against the
Southern people emigrating to Brazil.
It maj- be that, under thc increasing
political pressure, some may be
tempted to quit the land of their
fathers, and we therefore quote the
following from a Rio Janeiro letter in
the New York Tribune, which is cer?
tainly not very encouraging:
"('au my voice avail to warn honest
American mechanics and laborers
against a blind emigration to Brazil?
Each steamer brings from 100 to 300
deceived men and women, the greater
part of whom are miserable and beg?
ging for help in less than two days.
There is room for associated labor-a
colony will do well here, if judi?
ciously managed. But the solitary
mechanic or laborer, whatever his
skill may be, cannot, so long as he is
ja stranger, compete with the cheap
'slaves and cheaper workingmen who
do the shabby work of Brazilian
trades. I have seen many weeping
wives and mothers, and gloomy men,
dragging through these streets, ap
pealiug piteously to every American
passer-by for work, and telling the
same, tale of disappointed expecta?
tions. Our Consul is over-run by
them. Every American store is full
of them. They enlist on our men
of-war as landsmen and boys-good,
skillful mechanics serving for til?
pittance, pay and ratious of navy
green-horns. For organized emigra
tion, I repeat, Brazil oilers many in?
ducements. But any poor man if
wretchedly fooled who leaves thc
States, expecting to do better ?rn hi:
own hook in Brazil. Use this testi
mony as you will, for I am grieved tc
see so much disappointment and suf?
fering."
The St. Louis Republican contain;
an article predicting the business dis
asters which are certain to resul
from the present political condition o
the South. It closes with this preg
nant and truthful sentence:
"The political aspect warrants tin
expectation that we shall have a yea:
or more of commercial gloom, de
pression and disaster. Prudent met
will, as all should, lake warning am
be setting their houses iu order
They are now at the mercy of mei
who, in aiming at the destruction o
Constitutional Government and Be
publican institutions, would laugh a
the ruin of the whole mercantile chis
as the merest bagatelle.'"
SoUTHKliN OlU'HAN., ASSOCIATION.
The United States authorities bav
declined to return the "Jeft*. Davis
mansion to the city of Richmond
and as the "Southern Orphan Assc
elation'' is thereby prevented froi
complying with the contract mad
with the holders of certificates i
their proposed gift enterprise, th
agent at this place, Mr. P. H. Trout
(says the Staunton Vindicator,) ha
been notified to discontinue the sal
of certificates till further orderet
and to refund the money for thos
already sold by him.
A young man in Pittsburg hr
made a will, leaving $5,000 to ins bi
trothed. His sister, with whom 1;
j resides, refuses to grant the lovel
au interview, because she will gr
but $1,000.
Grace Greenwood is in favor <
giving the ballot to every WOI??
who owu3 a sewing machine or
wash-tub.
From Washington.
The following Washington de?
spatches we take from the Baltimore
j Sun, of Monday. They are from its
usually reliable special correspond?
ents:
The military government v?
struction bill was delivered to
President at 4.20 p. m. on the 21st
instant, just eight days, nineteen
hours and forty minutes prior to the
hour fixed for the expiration of tuts
thirty-ninth Congress and the birth
of the fortieth. There is good ground
for stating that the President will
send in his veto message lipon this
bill to Congress on Wednesday next,
and I feel confident the features of
tho veto will be substantially as I
indicated in a despatch a few days
ago. No one now expects the Presi?
dent to "pocket the bill," nor to "ap?
prove it under protest," as has been
advised by .some.
It is conceded by all parlies now
that if the President confines himself
to a good-tempered, dignified objec?
tion to such parts of the bill as he
especially takes exception to, points
out such features, if any, as he could
possibly favor in another shape, and
concludes by some indication or as?
surance that should the bill be passe d
by Congress over the veto, its provi?
sions shall be faithfully executed, so
far as the President has any duties to
perform under the Act, the message
will be productive of thc very best
feeling towards bim, and will be
almost, or quite, as satisfactory to the
conservative Republicans, and possi?
bly the radicals, as bis unqualified
approval of thc measure.
In fact, there is almost entire coin?
cidence of opinion upon the course
that should be pursued by Mr. John?
son, and all agree that be could not
be ex cted to give the bill his sig?
nature, consistently with his honest
convictions. No one, therefore, de?
mands from him anything else but a
veto message; but all coincide in the
hope that the document will be of thc
character I have indicated. And I
feel confident the President will not
disappoint this hope, except, per?
haps, in the suggestion that he give
assurance that he will execute the law
in this particular. It is believed that
President Johnson regards Iiis treat?
ment of the civil rights bill, the freed?
man's bureau bill, and others that he
has vetoed, and which were passed
over his veto, as sufiicienl guarantee
that he will execute the military go?
vernment bill, should it become a lav.
over his veto, and that he regards ?
pledge of the kind mentioned, fron
the Executive, in a message, as uol
only anomalous, but uncalled for. li
the meantime, a pressure is madi
upon the President to induce him t<
pocket the bill, and such a course mai
yet be deemed proper by Mr. John
son.
The "tenure of office"' bill was de
livered to th' Executive at 10 o'clocl
p. m., of tlu-. ?(Hil instant, thus giv?
ing thc full ten days for his considera
tion of that measure, when, shouli
he fail to act upon it, the bill will be
come a law without the President'
signature. It is probable, or rather
I may say it is possible, that Mr
Johnson will permit this bill to bc
come a law without his approval, air
yet so strong is his objection to th
House amendment, which provide
that cabinet officers shall not be rc
moved without the consent of th
Se??te, that the President may vet
the bill. Were this feature stricke
ont, the bill wo .dd promptly receiv
Mr. Johnson's approval, and at one
become a law, for he would be gla
to get rid altogether of the anno]
ance to which he is subjected in th
disposition of the Executive patrol
age, and he has long been of th
opinion that such patronage is mot
detrimental than beneficial to the ii
terests of an administration.
Any measure, therefore, which sn
rounds office-seekers with greater di
faculties, and provides a severer orde;
for them to go through, would recen
Mr. Johnson's approval. But he r
gards the members of the cabinet :
standing in such close, intimate rel
tions with the Executive, that entii
unanimity of sentiment, political au
otherwise, and unbounded confident
and respect, should exist betwec
these "confidential advisers" and tl
President, and the Executive ha1
the power to remove them witho
question. And, in fact, such is tl
nearly unanimous opinions of tl
members of the Senate, who wc
reluctantly forced to vote for tl
House amendment, in order io ensu
the passage of the bill.
The Sherman reconstruction b
was considered in cabinet sessh
yesterday, and all the members, sa
one, expressed their decided oppo:
tion to the measure.
General Grant, on good authorit
is reported as saying that he regar
the military government bill as ve
unwise legislation.
An exchange says it has kno\
men of means to hang around a ste
where the proprietor takes a pap<
for the mere purpose of reading t
paper and getting the news witho
its costing them anything. Thc
are scores of families whoso paren
head.-> spend enough in bad rum a
tobacco weekly to pay for a doz
newspapers, and still persist in spot
ing what little information they {.
of what is going on in the world fri
their neighbors.
A man is, chemically speakii
forty-five pounds of carbon and
trogen diffused through fivo and
half pailfuls of water.
Relief for Southern Plantent.
A despatch from St. Louis, dated
22d instant, s"ys:
A committee on behalf of the St.
Louis Board of Trade have issued a
memorial to Congress on the subject
of relief to tho South. After sotting
forth the condition of the Southern
planters, the distress of the people
generally, in consequence of the fail?
ure of tho cotton and corn crops, and
the importance to the nation of a
good cotton ero]), the committee urge
Congress to make an appropriation
of from $00,Ot?0,000 to $100,000,000,
or limited as to the amount only by
tho necessities and vants of the suf?
fering districts, for the purpose of
supplying with provisions all who
aro engaged in producing cotton, and
who aro unable to procure provisions
in any other way, the cost of the sup?
plies so furnished to bo a lien on the
crops, and to be paid for ont of the
first proceeds of sales of cotton; ad
vances thus made to be collected
through the agents of the Govern?
ment for collecting the revenue tux
on cotton, with proper checks and
balances, such as can readily bc es?
tablished between tho War and Trea?
sury Departments.
A system can ba put in operation,
to continue for one session, whioh
will afford perfect security to the Go?
vernment, and which will give the de?
sired relief. Tho committee claim
that this plan will not only relieve
the Government of the threatened
necessity of feeding the destitute as
an act of charity, but will fully em
ploy the labor in the country and
prevent a famine in the land.
On this subject of relief to planters,
thu Baltimore Sun, of Saturday, says:
Tho project which we mentioned
some days since, for obtaining loans
in this eity. on the acceptances of
Messrs. Graeser, Lee, Smith & Co.,
cotton factors, of Charleston, secured
by first hens on the crops of planters
to whom advances shall be made,
under the laws of South Carolina, we
learn, is being entertained to such
extent by some of our capitalists and
business men as will probably insure
encouraging success. Some subscrip?
tions have been made in influential
quarters, and the measure will be
further prosecuted among the busi?
ness coinmunity. Tho money is de?
sired childly' for supplying provisions
for the laborers on the cotton planta?
tions, without which the crops for
thc present year must be meagre in
the extensive Suinter District, where
tho blacks aro now found abundantly
willing to work. Baltimore, by rea?
son of her steamship lines, cnn be
made the market or html shipping
point for the cotton of that region,
and all snob measures as this must
tend to secure the trade and make
this tho poiut of supply for the
planters now und hereafter.
THE RESTORATION OF CONFISCATED
LYNDS-CONFIRMATION OF TAX SAKES.
Tho following proceedings in the
United States Senate, on the 21st,
shows what is being done in relation
to eon li sea ted lauds, und lands sold
for taxes:
Mr. Frelinghuysen reported, from
the Judiciary Committee, the House
bill to restore the possession of lands
confiscated by the authorities of the
States lately in rebellion, with an
amendment. As amended, the bill
provides that in cases where such
confiscations have been made, the
loyal citizen so deprived of his pro?
perty is hereby declared seized of the
same, and on complaint of such per?
sons, their heirs or assigns, to any
justice of the Supreme Court of the
United States, or District Judge of
the district wherein the land lies, or
to any United States Commissioner
for said district, accompanied with
satisfactory' evidence of title, Seo.,
such justice or commissioner shall
certify the facts of such proof, and
deliver tho si.me to tho commanding
officers of the military forces stationed |
withiu tito said State or District, j
which officer shall restore to the per?
son aggrieved the property thus eon- !
liscated, and protect him in the pos?
session of the same.
* * * * * *
Mr. Sherman introduced a bill to
confirm the sales made by the Dis?
trict Tax Commissioners for South
Carolina to persons in the army,
navy and marine corps, snob, sales
being made under the eleventh sec?
tion of the Act for the collection of
direct tax, Ac., and under instruc?
tion from the President, upon the
terms set forth in the conditions of
salo, provided, that no greater sum
shall be repaid ns overplus to the
purchaser than the amount actually
paid by him; and in ease of failure to
comply with the terms named, snob
property shall bo resold by the Tax
Commissioners, they being authorized
to make ono bid on each tract on be?
half of the United States.
The little town of Columbus, Nc
braska, was tho scene of an atrocious j
murder on the Kith inst. It appears 1
that two mon, named Robert Wilson
and R. B. Grant, had some dispute,
when the former killed the latter.
Tho cause was so unprovoked that
the citizens took Wilson out of the
sheriffs -keeping and hung him till |
dead to a telegraph pole in the public j
street.
A compositor, in Kokomo, Ind., is i
said to have had a sore finger, from.!
which, after suffering groat pain, he
squeezed two brevier typos. A co- j
temporary advises him to squeeze !
again, and get the jost of the font |
and a double-cylinder press.
MILITARY GOVERNMENT AT TUF.
SOUTH.-Tho Cincinnati Enquirer,
commenting upon the passage of thc
Sherman bill, says:
"Tue Southern people are to be
placed under a military vassalage.
Can it bo that tho Northern and
"Western men, when they gave their
votes to place such men as we see
holding a majority in Congress, con?
templated that tiny would so abuse
their power? Do they realize the
fact that, to keep the South subject?
ed, a standing anny of KIO,OOO men
will not be sufficient? Are they pre?
pared to endure a perpetual system
of taxation, under which that of Eng?
land oven appears light? By this
net, they have converted the South
into a gigantic Ireland, and an Ire?
land that will be more troublesomein
case of any foreign imbroglio than thc
'Creen Isle' is to England, for its
hate will be solid, compact and undi?
vided. Here is a precious finale to
the 'war for the Union,' as hypocriti?
cal a motto as ever was invented by
liars and sneaks. Had such a con?
summation as this been foreseen, we
are satisfied that not one in ten of
the brave men who shouldered a mus?
ket for the preservation of an undi?
vided country, but would have been
content to embrace the alternative of
certain black journalists, and let the
Union slide. The enslavement of a
brave, gallant and impulsive people,
however they may have erred, will be
recorded as one of the monstrosities
of tho age. The question is not
alone whether tho South will endure
it, fi? we err if the manly heart of the
Norl u is not indignant at the outrage
upon its oid associates of the eariy
I tevolution."
WENDELL PHILLIPS LECTCKTSG.--A
despatch, dated Chicago 21st inst.,
says :
The lecture of Mr. Wendell Phil?
lips, under the auspices of the Young
Men's Association, this evening, was j
an extraordinary success. The opera ?
house was literally packed from pit 1
to dome with the very best of our
citizens. The two hours' speech was
an unimpassioned and candid discus?
sion of general principles, to which
the audience g;ave. at every step, the
most cordial assent. The last fifteen
or twenty minutes were devoted to a
terse and business-like analysis of
?'ie relations (d' the President to the j
national interests, and without any '??
animadversions upon Mr. Johnson ;
individually. It was only asserted |
that he was at least objectionally ?
identified with the rebel interests,
and his room was better than his '
company. At every allusion to im?
peachment the applause was wildly
enthusiastic, and the temperate but
decisive criticism of General Grant's
excessive neutrality was frankly ac?
cepted. On the whole, it is doubt?
ful if an equally satisfactory political
a ld ress has been made in this city
since the war began.
RAISING THE DUST.--The Montgo?
mery Advertiser gives the following I
as one of the ways now much in j
vogue of raising current funds:
A well-dressed sharper suddenly
makes his appearance before two or
three of the descendants of Ham,
and very pleasantly inquires: "Can
either ol' you gentlemen give me change
for this $10 bill." Coffee, highly j
elated at the flattering epithet applied j
to him, very eagerly produces the re?
quired change, when the sharper
seizes the whole amount, and, with?
out giving up his own bill, bolts
around the corner as quick as a light?
ning flash, leaving his sable friend
the very image of despair. This little
dodge has been practiced by one man
I at least, just once too often, and the
j result of his speculation is, that he is
j an unwilling guest of the city.
Is TEXAS A STATE?-In ti e suit
for stolen bonds which Texas is pro
! seen tin g in the Supreme Court of
thc United States, the fact of recove
j ry, says the World, hinges wholly
upon the question, "Has Texas the
existence and powers of a State or
not? This method is exactly the
T-iorbf otis. It take0 thc matter of
j statehood out of the hands of politi?
cians and before the court whose
decision cannot but have weight, if
I not with the present, certainly with
, future Congress."
j Du Chailltl, tho eminent savan and
traveler, is coming to America next
j month upon a lecturing tour. We
believe he claims to have found men
j with tails, somewhere in Airicfi. If
I the eminent savan, upon bis arrival,
will take a look in upon the menage
j ric at Washington, he will find, not
! men with tails, but two-legged ani?
mals without heads.
The West Virginia Legislature is
considering the propriety of requir?
ing all ed'tors to take the oath. Don't
put any superfluous laws on your
statute books, gentlemen. If the
duties of his profession don't make
an editor swear, laws will be power?
less.
There were recently counted in the
"old Bowery Theatre," of New York,
700 boys, of ten or twelve years of
age, fagged, verminious, dirty, shock
headed, without proper clothing.
The next generation of voters in that
city bids fair to keep u?> t he character
of the present one.
Frederick Douglass was on Friday
admitted within the bar of the House
of the Michigan Legislature, intro?
duced ly the Speaker and received
with applause.
3Liooa.l Items.
Are you in want of furniture, dry
goods, liquors, &c? If HO, call at
Mr. A. lt. Phillips'auction mart, this
morning, and get supplied. *
THE VARIETIES.-We direct atten?
tion to the advertisement of this
company, in another column. Thev
will perform nguiu on Friday even?
ing next. Header, buy a ticket, und
go and sc. tho "phun and phrolic."
Only fifty cents.
ANOTHEU .SLAND;:K.-Our Devil
says the reason young ladies look so
bold and ?fierce those latter days is,
that they tie their hair so tightly on
the back of the head that they can?
not shut their eyes, which gives them
their tierce look ; and then their tre?
mendous waterfalls so ^balance their
heads up that they seem to cock their
chins at everybody^ lieuse their bold
and defiant look.
EVES-DJROPI'IXO.-A few Sundays
ago, in one of our churches; says our
"man about town," a couple might
have been noticed, apparently* sing?
ing from the bottom of their souls
out of the same hymn-book. Our
local, being very religiously di-poseel]
was sitting behind thom, attempting
to abstract his mind from "copy" till
at least the services were over. At
the end of a verse, our Mephisto?
pheles heard the gentleman whisper
to the lady, "Oh, say ves!" The
next verse began, and the twain sang
away as devoutly as if they were
thinking aboutnothing but the hymn.
When the verse ended, the fair one
replied, "Cfo ask papa; all's right as
far as I am concerned." The third
verse begau, and they sang away for
dear life.
NKW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Attention is eall
. d to th? following advertisements, which
are published this morning for the first
time:
J. Subsbachcr & Co.-Houac to Rent.
Meeting of Acacia Lodge.
Columbia Varieties -Exhibition.
-
MmiTAKV. -We lind the following
an extract, we presume, from a mili?
tary order-in the Charlotte Guar?
dian.'.
"T!ie civil authorities of North Ca?
rolina and South Carolina being
unable to disperse or capture the
bands of outlaws calling themselves
'Regulators,' who are reported as en?
gaged in lobbing and murdering
freedmen, and in committing depre?
dations and outrages upon the per?
sons and property' of well-disposed
citizens, all commanding officers of
posts within this department are di?
rected to use every means at their
disposal to rid the country of these
banditti. Whenever reports of out?
rages are received, parties will be
sent in pursuit of these 'Regulators,'
and when resistance to arrest is made
they will be treated as 'guerillas,'
and summarily punished. All pri?
soners so arrested will be held in mi?
litary confinement, and the case
reported to headquarters, at Charles?
ton."
A TT. VOID-A NEW IDEA.-Com?
menting on the preamble of the Con-.
gressional reconstruction bill, which
declares that "no legal State Govern?
ments exist in the rebel States of
North Carolina," Ac, the New York
Journal af Commerce says:
"If there bo no legal State Go?
vernments, then eveything done in
the Legislature or courts, or in any
other departments of these Govern
I ments, are void. The judgments
i obtained in their courts are void: the
I criminals confined in their prisons,
i by sentence pronounced in the State
! courts, are entitled to immediate dis
i charge. There must be a general jail
? delivery. These are the necessary
I consequences of illegal State Govern
I ments."
THE COTTON LOAN.-The Liverpool
Journal of Commerc, of the 7th inst.,
says:
Tho Committee of Bond-holders of
the Confederate cotton loan have pre?
sented a petition to her Majesty's
Government on behalf of their claims,
accompanied by tho opinions of Mr.
Fleming, Q. C.", and Mr. J. H. Lloyd.
Tho fact of this loan having a special
hypothecation of cotton which was
forcibly taken by the North, they
consider, places their stock in a dif?
ferent position to au ordinary Con?
federate loan.
SKIZCKE AT BI LL'S BAY, S. C.-The
Government has received info; .nation
of tho seizure of a lot of hogsheads
of sugar, imported from Cuba 'anded
at Bull's Bay,S. C., without payment
of duties, and then carried into the
country. On seizing and opening
them, each hogshead had a barrel iu
the centre of the sng ir. S sven bar?
rels were filled with West India ram,
on which the duty was over $70 a
barrel, and liv..- barrels with high
priced segars, Ac. - Tr daine.
In 1798 tln ro were 200 newspapers
in the United States. 17.S supported
the administration of John Adams.
A jeweller in New York imported
$;$,t)()0 worth of diamonds in a quan?
tity of cork.

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