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Friday Morning, April 12,1867.
A Mournful Decadence.
The boasted civilization of thu
enlightened-nineteenth century hai
not done much for tho advancemeni
of public morals or private virtue ir
this country, living, as its people
are, under "the best Government"
upon earth. Tho records of the daily
journals of the great cities furnish
abundant evidence of an increasing
and fearfully wide-spread demoraliza?
tion among all classes of sonic ty;
none, apparently, have escaped the
corruption and vice which stalk un?
blushingly through thoir streets day
and night, and -which aro very ten?
derly treated by the press, the pulpit
and the courts of justice. And this
is accounted for very naturally-for
from the highest circles to the organ?
ized gangs of burglars, thieves and
assassins, the contagion has fastened
itself upon, all the members of so?
While the local criminal records of
the daily press are read, of course, as
mere news matter, that branch of
journalism seems timid to reprove
and rebuke this general departure
from virtue and uprightness. Now
and then, when some enormous crime
has been committed, some gigantic
swindle successfully practiced, thore
is a great parade of the revolting de?
tails; but scarcely ever is there a
word of deprecation of tho decad?
ence of public virtue, or a word of
reproof to the prominent actors in
this universal carnival of crime.
Ono of tho semi-religious, semi
political papers which abound iu the
city of New York-the Methodist-in
one or two of its recent issues, gives
a fearful account of tho reigu of de?
moralization throughout that Babel
of vice. It tells us that crimo daily
multiplies and increases iu boldness,
claiming the impunity, if not the very
iuuoceuce, of virtue. We givo a
single paragraph of the editor's wail
"Lechery rioi3andputrefies in our
streets openly ; murder does its work
in broad daylight, and in our very
courts of justice; groggeries keep
open by tho thousand on Sundays, iu
the face of the law and its worthless
officers; publishers and sellers of
obsceno books nud papers tuko no
pains to conceal their nefarious trade;
filthy performances draw crowded
audiences to thc theatres, without
raising a question among law makers
or law executors, and gambling goes
on furiously all nrouud us, quite the
samo as though the State authorized
This brief extract gives us a horri?
ble idea of tin- *tate of society in
the gr<?at metropolis of a great coun?
try. Another editor tells ns that not
long since-about New Year's Day
two Congrcssmeu met iu a public
faro bauk in New York, owned by
one of them, and that, after a pro?
tracted bout over tho gaming table,
one rose tho winner and tho other
the loser of 8150,01)1); that at about
tho same time, two men, one just
elected to a high position in the
New York municipal government,
tho other his defeated opponent, met
iu nn empty lot in the upper part of
tho city, aud fought at fisticuffs
both of them being pugilists-until
one of them was insensible; that
within tho same period, a high civil
functionary resigned his office to
avoid inquiries which involved enor?
mous frauds; and lastly, that it ap?
peared about tho same time, in a city
court, that a noted female wretch
was living unmolested in ono of tho
choico mansions in the centre of tho
most fashionublo part of Fifth Ave?
nue, carrying on her beastly trade.
And this editor tolls us that the pub?
lic press took no notice of what, iu
all theso cases, was notoriously public.
Such is lifo iu New York, und, on
a corresponding scalo iu other cities,
such as Boston, Philadelphia, .fcc.
And when wo aro told that in the
vast system of over-reaching and
robbery so pr?voient, "tho city
officials of Now York take tho lead,"
and that at least ?100,000,000 of thc
public money has gone to iniquitous
uses in tho past twenty years, it is
not difficult to solvo tho problem of
this general demoralization. Its ori?
gin is iu corrupt party leaders, seek?
ing office, or who may hold office,
who bribe aud suborn to perjury the
mass of the people to their support.
Thc evil is not iu republican institu?
tions, but in tho bad and corrupt
meu who prostitute them for their
own vmrposes aud for tho retention
of power. Where that prostitution
and desecration of principles will
lead the Government and the country
to at lust, if not crushed out by vir?
tuous public opinion, it is not diffi?
cult to foresee; the days of republi?
canism and free government will be
numbered, and infidelity, anarchy
and despotism assume full sway.
Since writing the nbove, we find an
article in the New York Times, of
Monday, from which we extract the
"Wo speak what hundreds of men
know, from personal experience, that
no bill whoso passage will confer pe?
cuniary advantage upon any man or
any corporation, can be passed in
Albany, except by bribery-except by
paying members to pass ii. No man
can get his rights, or prevent serious
damage to his private interests, or
avert ruin from himself and his
family, except by bribery. That is
the actual state of things in the Le?
gislature. What are men to do, under
such a state of things? What is a
man to do, who hands over his purse
to the highway robber who presents
a pistol to his head and demands it?
He must bribe the robber. Yet tho
law punishes both him and tho rob?
ber alike. If the victim afterward
disclose tho fact, and come forward
as a witness against the ruffian, he
simply seals bis own doom-wbilethe
robber either goes unscathed, or is
Eardoned by a Governor who wants
is influence and his vote!"
No Place Lilka Home.
Under this caption, the New York
Sun bas an article, from which we
extract the following:
Many prominent Southerners went
to Mexico; many went t*> Europe;
some sought freedom in South Ame?
rica. But their success in foreign
lands was not flattering, and one
by ono they havo been returning to
their native country, satisfied, ap?
parently, that they cnn be happier
and more prosperous here, despite
their political misfortunes, than nny
wbero else. Tho Mexican adventur?
ers are nearly all back agaiu, and
pronounce themselves iu favor of
making the best of circumstances.
They have discovered in their ab?
sence that the United States Go?
vernment, bad ns they professedly
believed it, is still to bo preferred
to any other they cnn find. What
is somewhat remarkable is, that
those who wero the most fierce and
uncompromising enemies of the Go?
vernment aro now tho most content?
ed and energetic under the new
regime. Wade Hampton, who was
almost tho last to admit tho de?
feat of the Confederate army, has
been the first to address the negroes
kindly on the question of suffrage.
Sterling Price has given up his
coll?e plantation in Mexico, nud
gone to his old home in Missouri.
General Buckner, too, has returned,
with intentions of remaining. Many
others less famous havo abandoned
their foreign adventures, and will
content themselves hereafter under
the stars and stripes. Generals
Hood, Beauregard and Longstreet,
aro busily engaged in Louisiana, and
take calm and reasonable views of
tho reconstruction question. The
people of the South should profit
by tho example of the leaders they
followed so faithfully in war, and
settle down to work at home, for
there is no other country where their
prospects will be half so good, though
they must expect a season of trouble
and embarrassment before the re?
turn of actual prosperity.
MR. PEABODY.-We see it stated
that George Peabody, Esq., will
sail for Europe on the 1st of May.
The picture of the Queen of Eng?
land, to bo presented to Mr. Pea?
body, is now on board the steamer
Scotia. The presentation will be
made in Washington-to which city
he will at once proceed-by the Bri?
tish minister in person. Ultimately,
the picture will be placed in a fire?
proof room in the Peabody Institute,
at South Danvers, Massachusetts.
This benevolent gentleman, whose
generosity has caused his name to be
endeared in Europe and the United
States, has received an autograph
letter from the Empress Eugenie,
highly complimenting him for his
unexampled liberality to the poor on
both sidos of tho Atlantic, and speak?
ing of him as the great benefactor of
DEATH OP AN OLD CITIZEN.-Tho
C hester Standard chronicles the death
of Major John Kennedy, for eighty
years a resident of that town. He
was about ninety-five years of age.
THE LOUISIANA CREVASSES.-The
news from the Louisiana levees is of
a terrible character. Tho crevasses
near Baton Bouge are beyond control
and nil attempts to close them have
been abandoned. The richest sugar
regiou in tho State is ruined for this
season. Man ;.go crevnsso inundates
tho Black River country, the most
productive cotton region in the South.
The freedmen's settlement, known ns
Do Soto, is overflowed by it and eighty
freedmen are known to have perished
in the water. < )f course, the damage
extends beyond the Parishes men?
Reg inter* tn Bankruptcy.
By direction of Chief Justice Chose,
tho following statement is published
for information :
1. Under the Act of Congross, the
power of appointing "registers in
bankruptcy" is vested in the District
Courts of the United States, the Su?
preme Courts of the Territories, and
the Supreme Court of the District
of Columbia; but no person can bo
appointed who is not a counsoller at^
2. The duty of recommeuding aud
nominating to tho Districts Courts,
and other courts moutioned in tho
Act suitable persons for appointment,
is imposed on tho Chief Justice of the
United States; aud Congress having
now adjourned without actiug upon
the bill introduced into the Seuatc to
repeal this provision, he will proceed
to carry it into effect.
3. To insure, as far as practicable,
tho selection of fit men for registers,
tho Chief Justico will require, in
every case where his recommendation
and nomination is desired-first, a
certificate from the clerk or judge of
tho proper district or territorial court,
or of a counsellor of said court; and
secondly, a statement iu what Con?
gressional District or territory the
gentleman proposed resides, and
for what district or territory, and
for what judicial district, the recom?
mendation and nomination is de?
sired ; aud thirdly, letters from busi?
ness and professional men of the
district, Stato or Territory, who have
the confidence of their fellow-citizens,
each of which letters must vouch dis?
tinctly and fully for tho gentleman
named: (1) iu respect to his profes?
sional knowledge and ability, (2) in
respect to his personal iutegrity, aud
(3) in respect to his general business
4. Tu addition to these, when the
Stato is represented iu Congress,
similar letters, if they eau bo had,
are desired from the Representative of
the district, nud from thc Senators of
tho State, or iu the caso of a Terri?
tory, from the delegate.
5. No memorials or petitions, or
recommendations sigued by others
than tho writer, aro required.
G. All letters upon which am- re
commeudation and nomination may
bo made, will bo filed by the Chief
Justice iu the office ot tho Clerk of
tho Supremo Court of the United
7. Nominations aud recommenda?
tions founded upon testimony fur?
nished as above required will be made
us early aa practicable after the same
shall havo* beeu received. If moro
than one gentleman in any district or
territory is thus commended to him,
tho Chief Justico will exercise his
discretion in making tho selection.
3. Only ouo person will be recom?
mended and nominated in any ono
Cougressional District except, (1) in
tho case that the courts having the
appointing power shall decline to ap?
point the persons first recommended
and nomiuntcd; or, (2) in the caso
that after the Act shall have gone
fiilly into operation, tho appointing
court shall certify to the Chief Justico
that the business of the district can?
not bo properly done by one register;
or (3) iu some cases, where a Cougres?
sional District may be partly in one
judicial district and partly iu another.
D. W. MIDDLETON,
Clerk of Supreme Court U. S.
.WASHINGTON CITY, April 5, 18G7.
WAK PANK.1.-Tho New Yoi'* He
raid, of the 9th, says;
The cabio, this morning, brings
interesting nud important news from
Europe. A war panic has broken
out iu Loudou and Berlin, and while
it is not stated what particular event
has lcd to the sudden alarm, it is evi?
dent that in both those cities the
course of tho Emperor Napoleou is
regarded as threateuiug a speedy in?
terruption of the existing peace. The
press despatches from London state
that the uncertainty iu regard to the
French Empcrov'.s action, and the
fear that ho will adopt a warlike
policy, have created distrust among
business meu aud occasioned great
depression in commercial aud finan?
cial circles in that city and in Paris;
and lat r in tho day, wo aro told that
this feeling increased to a war panic.
Our special telegram from Berlin is
of still greater importance. From
that, wo learn that tho iutelligcnce
from Paris was regarded of such
momentous aud alarming character as
to induce King William to give au?
dience to Count Bismarck at the
palace, at 2 o'clock, ou Sunday morn?
Tho effect of this news was felt in
the markets in all thc principal cities.
British consols tumbled one percent.
French rentes experienced a sharp
decline, and, in London, American
five-twenties sunk to 78^. Tho first
rumor of tho troublo created consi?
derable excitement ou Wall street,
yesterday morning, and gold rose
three or four per ceut. upon tho
I strength of tho news. As another
j speck of war, it ia also announced
\ that the British Government, having
failed hitherto in lier attempts to
bring Spain to a sense of justice, had
despatched several ships of war to
Cadiz to enforce tho claims growing
out of the seizure of thc Tornado.
SOUTHERN OBPHAN ASSOCIATION.
Wo bolio\c 'here is hardly a member
of the great Republican party who
will not gladly assist to promote the
objects of this association, and we
therefore heartily commend it as
worthy of individual and general en?
couragement. -Forney's Ch roniclc.
Keep Your Mouth Shut.
Under the above caption, the Wil?
mington Journal, in an article on tho
conduct of the Southern people, says:
"Taking into consideration the pe?
culiar organization of Southern so?
ciety, our habits o f life, education
and associations, we doubt if any peo?
ple have ever suffered as keenly, or
been compolled to feel moro acutely,
tho bitter consequences of failure
than wo have. It is a marvel to us
tliat we havo not followed the advice
given by Job's wife, to tho bilious
and suffering patriarch, to 'curse
God and die.' By tho way, that
woman was a trump; wo have always
admired her candor and straight-for?
wardness in speaking out her
thoughts, and have felt disposed to
look with leniency upon her violent
ebullition of temper; for she must
have had a hard timo of it with old
Job and hisV)oils.
"It is wonderful, we repeat, how
well our people have borne them?
selves under tho terrible .calamities
they have been called upon to en?
dure. Still thero is room for im?
provement in many ways. It docs
no good to attempt to kick against
the pricks; there is no earthly use in
arguing questions of n national poli?
cy with a hostile and overwhelming
majority against us; it but adds fuel
to the name. Let us keep our mouths
shut; what right have we poor devils
to au opinion, or rather tho expres?
sion of one? It ma}* be difficult to
curb that unruly member, and we
know from experience that it is; but
time and philosophy will work won?
ders. Keep the mouth shut, and a
bridle on the tongue, and we will es?
cape many troubles and annoyances.
Give full swing to the imagination,
if so disposed, and revel to satiety in
the realms of fancy, or, like the owl
in the fable, keep up a 'devil of
a thiukiug,' but be careful not to
think aloud. In plain English, keep
your month shut, by doing which
you may escape disease to tho natural
body, and cnu certaiuly do no injury
to the body politic."
Some days ago, we anuounced
that the New York Chamber of Com?
merce had passed resolutions recom?
mending ns a first necessity in the
direction of specie payments, that the
Federal Treasury should cautiously
and steadfastly adhere to the policy
of contraction of the paper currency.
This action is rightly receiving that
degree of consideration which its
importance demands, and, indeed,
the influential voice of the commer?
cial community everywhere could
not be more advantageously used
than to propagate sound opinions,
and to refute mischievous error re?
lative to this practical but much
vexed question. At this time, from
various causes, tho business enter*
prise throughout the country is suf?
fering from n fear of some impend?
ing convulsion, the result of which
will be a sudden, immediate return to
specie payments; b.iL i\>\a is perhaps
more than is likely to be realized.
The prudent business men of tho
community may be cautiously pre?
paring for the storm, and that very
preparation may avert it, or at least
lessen its final force; but after the
years of excitement and stimulus
that wo have had, and tho great
superstructure of expansion, built
upon the basis of business and ope?
rations that is now daily narrowing,
seoms inevitable that, spite of all
the skill that may bo exercised, more
or less of a toppling down must
come. The Financial Chronicle says:
"Our financial bark has drifted far
out of the current of specie pay?
ments. And she must be brought
back, not by a violent manouvre,
which might destroy her, but by
gradual, well-directed, well-sustained
seamanship." This view is sound,
and it is to be hoped it may bo real?
ized. The Chronicle thinks that to
attempt sudden resumption of specie
payments under . the coin standard
would be to court disasters such os
the country in no former panic ever
But, on tho other hand, tho want
of some sure and practicable policy
leading directly towards specie re?
sumption will be equally fatal in its
results. The warning of trouble is
written on tho wall. The continuer
inflation of tho currency, tho high
rents and high prices of food, urge
tho laborers of tho country to de?
mand higher wages; tho dullness of
business and small consumptions of
goods and wares mnko manufactur?
ers indifferent to the demands of
their employees, nud they prefer
often to suspend operations rather
than yield to tho wants of tho
laborer. Tho accumulated stocks
of tho manufacturers will enable
them to do this with greater pecuni?
ary safety than to keep up work on
a dull market, but the suiToriug will
be endured by those who aro len.it
prepared and least ablo to bear it.
Some ordeal, at best, to reach the
turning point towards a healthy
condition, has to be gone through.
The sooner, perhaps, that it has
come and passed, the better. Then
will the country once more have a
currency on the specie standard.
I Baltimore Sun.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE.-The Anderson
Intelligencer statis that, during the
temporary absence of tho occupants,
tho dwelling house of Mr. 1'. Prniett,
ot* that District, caught lire, and, to?
gether with tho kitchen, smoke-house
an?l stables, was entirely destroyed
wiih tho entire contents.
CROP PROSPECTS TN FLORIDA.-Al
private lotter received from Gaines?
ville, gives very discouraging reports
of the planting prospects in that
portion of tho State. It says that
tho farmers are "nearly drowned
out;" and ploughing in many pinces
has been entirely suspended, and that
not a few persons will bo compelled
SKATING IN MIDSUMMER.-A com?
pany has been organized in Philadel?
phia and is now making preparation
for the establishment of a skating
rink, which is to be frozen crTer for
tho accommodation of skaters during
tho summer. It is said that the pond
will bo completed and iu skating
order by tho 4th of July.
An Australian sheep grower has
como to Texas to keep sheep. He
wauts to show Americans how to do
it; will commence with a small flock
of 10,000 and theu work up. Pro?
bably he will bo worked up.
Tho United States Marshal for
Vermont advertises an auction salo of
26,000 pairs of ladies' shoe patterns,
which ho lately rescued from the
The papers throughout Texas gene?
rally fear that the fruit has been en?
tirely destroyed. Tho loss of cattle,
also, has been enormous.
Judgo Duval, of Texas, has decided
that interest, as well as principal,
must be paid of debts contracted be
foro aud running through tho war.
The Lindell House, in St. Louis,
had thirty-five miles of bell-wire.
This hotel is to be immediately re?
Hon. Meyer Strouse, M. C., from
Pennsylvania, has had placed in his
hnnds, for the owner, a stolen ring,
belonging to Mr. Davis.'
Over ?100,000 were sent from tho
vicinity of Forney's office, in Phila?
delphia, for the benefit of the Con
Thirty-four colored persons, in
Philadelphia, own piopertv to the
amount of Sl,35S,000.
It is estimated that there is S2.G00,
000 of counterfeit money iu circula?
tion iu this country.
Minors eau marry in Louisiana.
Tho legal ago for the bridegroom is
fourteen, for tho bride twelve.
5,000 men are said to be out of
work in Pittsburg.
Hunuicutt is hounding tho negroes
of Richmond ou for mischief.
Ritualism is now agitating New
Eugland very severely.
New Orleans lief 84,000,000 in cir?
culation of citv n.onev.
PASKMX'S HEPATIC BITTERS aro
rapidly gaining in publio esteem. Thej
aro decidedly the most oxcellont Vegetable
Tonic yet discovered fur tho euro of gene?
ral debility and disorders of tho stomach
or liver. Those who have used thom pro?
nounce them to he all that is claimed for
them. For safe nv all druggists.
April 12 fly Dit. C. H. MIOT, Agent.
ON Thursday morning, a urey Buckskin
PURSE, with three divisions, contain?
ing from ?30 to ?70. The centre division
hag postage Btampa. April 12
Dil. lt. \Y. GIBBES has removed to
Melun M. Cohen's residence, near
East end of Washington street, opposite
tie- "Orphan Hoiiso." April 12 Imo
AFRESH SUPPLY of ALE. Families
wishing to supply themselves will
please applv carly at
April 12 1_T. M. POLLOCK'S.
AMEETING of tho STOCKHOLDERS
of thc Colombia liridgo is heroby
Btumnoued, to be held at Columbia, on
MONDAY, thc 22d April, at 12 o'clock, in
the Court Room, over the store of James
G. Gibbes A Co. As important business
will ho brought before thu Stockholders,
punctual attendance is requested or proxies
sent. A. R. TAYLOR, President.
$25. Bartlett Sewing Machine. $25.
WANTED, Agents; $150 per month and
all expenses paid, to sell tho genuino
BARTLETT SEWING MACHINE. This
machino will do all tho work that can bo
done on any high-priced machino, and is
fully patented, licensed and warranted for
five years. We pay the abovo wageB, or a
commission, from which twice thatamonnt
can bc mado. For circulars and terms,
address H. HALL A CO.,
721 Chestnut st., Philadelphia, Pa.
Mules and Horses for Sale.
A FINE PAIR of Car
Itfe^ ringo and Work MULES.
WsW A pair of t hire-year
?Ukobi "Bourbon" COLTS,
just broken to double harness.
An unbitted thrcc-vear old MORGAN
A lirst-rnto Riding MARE.
A first-rate Riding PONY.
The two latter have been driven toge?
ther for upwards of a year.
April 12 0 CAMPBELL R. BRYCE.
-jL THIS noted STALLION, import
rYJ?l ed direct from England by tho
rXJ i Messrs. Gist, may bo found at Mr.
George Davis', ( Columbia Race-courso,) on
tho 18th and 11th inst., and every ninth
day thereafter. Insurance for mares *85.
Aysgarth is a dark brown, fifteen hands
high, of lino bone and r -lion; sired by
Ram ton, dam by Inheritor; her dam Gin,
by Juniper, om of Princess Jemima by
Remembrance; Barnton'a dam Martini
Lynn, by Mulatto; ber dani Leda, by Felho
da Rota Tren on e, hy Camillas. Inheritor
was winner of the Liverpool Cup a threo
and six year old. Groom's tee il.
JOHN JOHNSON, Groom.
April 12 !if>*b')-:
ALONZO REESE, Barber,
fTlAKES pleasure in informing bis oil
J_ patrons, and tie- public generally, that
he can ho found at the Harber Shop con?
nected with the Centra! Hotel, when- he
will be most happy t?> render theniany ser?
vice they may reunir? in this line.
April 1 Ir.io
DEATH OP AN OLD COLORED RESI?
DENT.-"Old Garrick," who, for
many years, was to be seen about the
Commercial Bauk, and who was
always regarded as an honest, straight?
forward servant, departed this life,
Wednesday afternoon, at his resi?
dence in this city.
To TAKE THE STUMP.-The Colum?
bia correspondent of the Yorkvillc
Enquirer says that tho party who sus?
tain Beverly Nash, among tho colored
residents of this city, is increasing,
and that Beverly, having been invited
by his own people, in various parts of
tho State, to address them on politi?
cal topics, is preparing to take the
USEFUL AND ORNAMENTAL.-We are
indebted to Mr. Joel Ketchum for a
copy of "Lloyd's Mail of North Ame?
rica," to which is appended a "Coun?
ty Map" of the United States and
Canadas. These maps aro copies of
those published for the United States
military authorities, and will be found
very correct. Mr. Ketchum is agent
for the sale of the maps in this Dis?
North and South Carolina are in
the Fourth Circuit-the telegraphic
despatch published a few days ago,
omitted those States altogether, and
tho omission was the cause of much
JOB PRESTING.-The Job Office of
thc Phoenix is ns complete as any in
tho South. It is furnished with new
fonts of type of all descriptions and
of the most modern styles. All work
executed promptly, with taste and
skill, and at reasonable rates.
FINE SEASONS.-For the past two
or three days, we have had several
fine rains in this vicinity, and warna,
geneal, growing weather. The gar?
dens look highly promisiug for an
abundant yield, and we aro gratified
to notico a more than ordinary inte?
rest taken in their cultivation. Peas
are in bloom, beaus growing rapidly,
and Irish potatoes everywhere pre?
sent a luxurious growth. All appre?
hensions of another frost having
ceased, our citizens in town and
suburbs are plying horticulture-in
the vegetablo line-with hearty good
will and energy.
IMMIGRATION AGENT.-We received
a visit, yesterday, from Mr. W. J.
Ferlor, immigration agent at Charles?
ton, who is on a tour through thc
up-country for tho promotion of this
enterprise. He will be in this city
again about the 1st of Moy, when
parties who so desire may avail
themselves of his agency in seeming
farm and other laborers, upon the
following terms: Passage money to
be paid when the immigrant arrives
in Charleston-825 or $30 in gold;
wages, for a man-servant, $150 per
year, with United States rations, and
a half acre of laud; female servants,
8100 a year, and found. Tho laborer
to perform the duties incidental to
farm-work. Tho passage money is to
be refunded by tho laborer out of his
first years' wages. It would, perhaps,
be well for planters and others to
take this matter into consideration,
and employ the present opportunity
to supply any deficiency of labor they
CARDS! CARDS!-Sh;>w cards, busi?
ness cards, visiting and wedding
cards, executed at tho Phoenix Job
Office, in the neatest styles of the.
art. Cards of all sizes constantly
on hand, and all orders from town or
country promptly, attended to.
INCOME TAXES.-Tho Commissioner
.jf Internal Revenue has decided that
banks are not to deduct from their
profits tho amount of the tax paid the
State and municipal authorities on
tho shares of tho stockholders, but
aro required to include that amount
in estimating tho tax on their divi?
dends and added surplus. It is pro?
per that stockholders should bo ap?
prised of this decision, that they may
include thoir proportion of the
amount thus paid by tho banks for
them in their estimate of the deduc?
tion to which they are entitled in
making their statements of taxable
NEW AHVERTISEMKNTS. -Attention .? i ab?
ed t?> the following advertisements, whicb
arc published this morning for tbs first
C. lt. Bryce-Horses and "Mait s foi Sal
John Johnson-Stallion Aysgartb.
Apply at this Ofttci-Purse Lost.
A. lt. Tavlor- .Columbia Bridge.
T. M. Pollock-Alo.
In-, ll. V7. Gibbes- Removal.
Genuine Bartlett Sewing Maohilii
i)r. C. II. Miot-Panknin'a Bitters.
Long tales are usually uuintercstiii.
all consumers will bo bonefittod ami inti
rested hy leading the entire advert;:.
and then examining tho stock >'!* Mi'. 1.