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Thursday Morning, May 23,1867.j?
From Columbia-Our L.?bqjera.^
Tho New York Herald, of Friday,
publishes two letters from thia city,
?written by ono of its "special" cor?
respondents. BTe writes- about tho
appearance of tho oity, sand-hills,
in a very fair spirit; but when bc
comes to speak of thc inevitable ne?
gro, ho ia evidently at nea, or ha*
been grossly deceived. For instance,
ho says thaf? an many instances, tho
negroes have contracted for one-fifth
of what they make on thc farms and
plantations, and all?gea that tho ne?
groes aro overreached by the first
party to tho contract, the negroar
believhig that the higher' the figuVc
in the fraction, the ; greater th;o;
amount, so that u third must bc less
than a fifth in their estimation. Thfc
laborer, ho says, has scomiugly mado.
up his mind to bo content with his
biro as it is offered tp'.him; but ho
significantly'"'adds: "Other days
other counsels, pcrknps, but now it
is Hobson's choice-that or none."
Our own people know how prepos?
terous these statements are; but it is
such letters as these which, in many
instances, induce tho Northern pco
plo to believo that tho Southern
whites systematically defraud the
freedmen of their earnings, and that
thc latter havo no remedy against
such dishonest practices. As to any
set of laborers on any farm or planta?
tion in this vicinity getting only, in
return for his work, one-fifth of what
ho makes, tho statoment is about as
far from the truth ns thc other, that
there ia one freedman out of five
hundred who, however ignorant he
may bc of financial matters, who
thinks or believes that one-fifth of
the crop is more than one-third,
which tho correspondent would soon
find ont, if he tried to impose in this
way on thojr ignorance or credulity.
Again, he says that although tho
negroes in this region are fonnd to
do their labor satisfactorily, yet "it
cannot bc buid that they are stimu?
lated by tho amount of their wages
810 a month being the largest price
paid." Whilst writing this, we in?
quired of a gentleman who we knew
worked a far in in the vicinity of Co
lambin, nnd who had also some freed?
men, wagoners, ?c. To the hands
on tho farm, he pays $12.50 per
month, with board and houses to
livo in; to the latter, he pays-they
preferring thc arrangement-$24 per
mouth, without board, and this, wa
presume, is about tho average rate of
No such fraudulent dealings could
take place with tho treed men in this
vicinity. They have friends in
almost every family of the former
slaveholders, and they have sagacity
enough to seek their counsel and
advice in financial troubles or in any
othci emergency, li they are fleeced
nt all, it ii not by those to tho manor
born, or to those with whom they
have nsaociah tl all their lives. These
mischievous epistles i'roia the South,
unjust us they are to ber people, aro
of course road by thousands and be?
lieved by many, and it i.s thus t'iat
the whites of tho South are traduced,
ami thus is the necessity foigned for
the enlightenment of the freedme.i
against the wiles, seductions and
hypocritical blandishments, ns they
call it, of their former masters and
neighbors. It would bu a great bless?
ing to tho country if Northern news?
papers would employ honest and
reliable nu n as ..heir Southern tra?
veling correspondents. That such
men could ho found-when tho edit?
ors themselves do not vi^it tho South
-is proven by the correspondence of
some of thc leading journals of New
York, such as the Journal of Com?
merce, Express, kc, and were such
judicious selections of writers made by
other of their political journals, tho
progress of reconstruction would bo
SUOQBSTION TO CONGRESS._The
Herald, in view of the political dis?
turbances at the mass meetings in the
South, suggests :
"Congress should come to the res?
cue on thia point. It should certainly
aasomblo in July, nnd take measures
to provide ngainst political campaign?
ing in districts not politically free,
but subject to military law. If it does
not, wo shall seo undone nil that has
hitherto been dono toward a restora?
tion of the States."
Cheat a physioiau by leading ?
tompcrnto life, and tho luwyei wy
koeping out of debt.
MESSRS. EDITORS: By permission
pf a ktad Providener, and ^at th*
TeciuestW the Kev. E. TV- Bukt, Di
D.f pasfLr, I preached id t&e Paesbyg
torian (Miurch^' in the tow&of Groen|
ville, S?XJ., on Sabbath m?rnihg, the,
19th May, to a largo congregation.
Pursuant to appointment, n very
largo Biblo meeting, including Pro?
testant Episcopalians, Methodist
Episcopalians, Baptists and Presby?
terinns, was held in the Presbyterian
Churchy in thc town of Greenville, S.
C.,;oa .Sabbath, tho 19th May, at 5
o'clock' p. m. After addresses hy Rev.
Ellison Capers, of tho Episcopal
Church, and Kev. E. A. Bolles, of the
Lmtherau Church, tho Greenville Dis?
trict Biblo Society was re-organized,
os auxiliary to the American Bible
Board of Managers-Rev. E, T.
Buist, D. D., President; Kev. Ellison
Capers, vice-President; Dr. P. A
Walter, Secretary; L. B. Cline, Trea?
surer; Prof. Patrick, M. M. Gaines,
Thos. Steen and W. E. Earle.
The following resolutions vero
unanimously adopted hy this Society :
Resolved, That this Sooioty regards
tho American Bible Society as a noblo
Christian institution, calculated to do
a great-work ia propagating tho Gos
pol nt home and abroad, and think it
should be cherished and sustained all
over thc laud.
Resnlncrf, That thc Greenville Dis?
trict Bible Society return their heart?
felt thanks to this noble institution
j for its muuiiicent donation of 500
Bibles aud Testaments, of various
kinds nud in beautiful styles of bind?
ing, for distribution in our bounds,
now in a time wo so much need thom,
aud that it appreciates it as a token oi
Christian love nud regard.
Rcsolveil, That we appreciate highly
tho visit of their agent, Rev. E. A.
Bolles, aud think him a mau well cal?
culated to promote the interest of thc
great Society for which he labors.
This meeting, so largely attended;
was one of much interest, aud it wai
very encouraging to see the difieren
denominations of Christians so ear
uestly engaged :u tho great and goo?
Benediction by Rev. Basil Manly
jr., D. D., of tho Baptist Church.
May tho blessing of God ever resi
tipon the clergy and people of th'
delightful towu of Greenville.
Yours truly, E. A. BOLLES,
Agent American Bible Society
For South Carolina.
COLUMBIA, S. C., May 22, 1807.
DRY GOODS.-The New York Intk
pendent, (tho dry goods organ of tba
city,) ia its issue of Saturday, says:
Thc dry goods trade must again b
reported as dat. Jobbers, importe]
and commission houses alike eon
plain. Such dullness in the midd!
of May has not been known in man
years. Merchants from the interic
will Jiot buy goods, uuder existiu
circumstances, except in very srnn
lots to supply absolute wants. N
amount of urging avails, aud chea
goods aro no temptation what eve
Cotton is lower, gold is falliug. M;
nufaoturora are stopping their mil!
money in the country is scare
breads tu fife are dear; rents and oth<
expense--* enormous; tuxes are higl
and things generally look blue. The:
are simple, stubborn facts, and wi
have their legitimate influence. 'J
ignore them is foolish. To ucee]
them as Providential dispensation
wisdom. To whine or go long-fact
Brown sheetings and shirtings a
steadily tending downward. Sal
limited; stock Increasing. Bleach?
goods, except for ono or two standai
brands, are also declining. Bric
are nominal and fluctuate dail
according to circumstances. Prin
are in lesa demand, even for bc
spring stylos, and prices are weakc
Job lots aro down considerably, s;
one or two cents per yard. A lari
Stock must go over to next soaso
unless closed out in thc auction roos
or the knife put in deep to sonic -
tim leading jobbers. Drills are low
aud unsettled in price; transactio
small. Denims and cottonades a
very dull in Qrst hands, the jobbil
trade h iving been for the prose
supplied at auction.
i "hiting cloths are at a stand t
iu price and .sales. Ginghams a
wanted in small lots at reduced price
Printed lawns are accumulating
Stock, and only a few latest sp..';
styles ure wanted. Muslin delaiu
ur.' inactive; warmer weather sto
sales. Cloths anil cassi meres a
heavy and neglected. Other dome
tic goods are lower. Carpetings a
active, ut firmer prices. Foreii
goods, ?>f almost every descriptio
are lower. Sales at auction rest
GENERAL LONGSTREET.-Tin- X?
York Tribune says:
Gen. Longstreet's presence amoi
the vice-presidents ol' a meeting
New Orleans, addressed by tho Ho
Henry Wilson, was highly remark
ole. Of course, he is not a rndici
but hu knows thc wisdom ?>f lil
rahty, and can be hospitable to fr
and sincere speech. There is iu t
manly act of Gen. Longstre<;t an e
COliragtng evorturo toward the reen
Ditton of Northern men andNorthe
. ideas. Ho may not believe as we d
! hut the act itself is practical reco
ciliation, and we applaud it.
Gerrit Smith to th? Vrcetlm.?^?. .
We mako tho following extract from
the spooOh of thia dis tin gaished Abo?
litionist, delivered in tho- African
Church in Bichmond, lasfc'IWday
night. It is'well worthy of-perusal
by the freedmen, and contains some
admirable advice :
We must learn, in judging one an?
other, to make proper allowance for
difference in circumstances and edu?
cation. Had I been born aud bred nt
the Bonth, I should probably havo
been a slaveholder. Had ono'of yon
been born where I waa, aud -brought
up ia jny circumstances, ha .would
probably havo been au Abolitionist.
Least of all, must you bolicvo that
thc white mon of thc South, becanso
they wronged you in tho past, will
wrong you in thc. future. You aro
now freedmen; and gradually, and,-I
trust, rapidly, their minds and hearts
and lives will adjust themselves to the
new relations in which yon now stand
to them. Tho educated men of thc
South, with hero and ibero an excep?
tion of incorrigible baseness, will
prove themselves to bo your friends.
Do not cultivate, nor let others cul
tivate in you, jealousy of thom. Fai
better will it be, both for your spiii
aud thc spirit of thoso friends, tha
you generously, confide in them. Lo
mo here Bay, to tho end of guarding
you against an indiscriminating ant
unwise confidence. Tn:st ho man
white or black-vote for no man, b
bc of the Republican or Democrat]
party, who does not acquiesce in you
possession of the ballot, nnd rejoic
in your deliverance from thc yoke o
slavery. Respect yourselves, and yo
are safe. Failing of this, yon ar
Give no couutenonco to "oouiiac;
tion." The scheme will never Y
realized. It never should be. 3
could not be entered upon withoi
ruining tho whole South, black un
white-and, but too probably, witl
out ruining the whole nation ala<
Buy your homes, and then you c;i
enjoy them. Wero they wrested fro
others, there could bc no blesseduc
in them. "Confiscation" would e
gender such a war in tho heart-ay
nud such a war of the bands also
could not for several generations 1
calmed into peace.
Were I called on to say what is i
dispensable to bring peace to o
still deeply disturbed country,
1> Thu South, must sincerely t
quiesce in tho abolition of slave
and in universal suffrage.
2. The North must, through t
earnest action of Congress, relic
the South of all fear of "confisi
tion." She is painfully embarrass
and in no small degree paralyzed
this fear. There is hesitancy to Y
her lands, from the apprehensi
that the land-holder cauuot ghv
sure title. And this threat of "e
liscation" constantly tempts her i><
to hope that they will get nor
without paying for them. Aloreov
the whole South is in distressful ni
of loans. But, so long os this tin
of "confiscation" hangs over
lands, what prudent capitalists '
consent to take mortgages nj
j il. Through such action the No
i munt restore to their political rig
; tho disfranchised class in thc Soi
This disfranchisement works cvi
many ways, and good in uo way.
was not necessary to withhold po
eal power from its subjects, thro
thc fear that they would wield ii
a disloyal spirit. The great majo
of them have ab cady become or
rapidly becoming loyal. More
this disfranchisement does, thro
the sympathy it begets for its (
jejts, increase rather than tlimil
their political influence. One n
objection to it is, that on it? fm
violates universal suffrage; that y
ciplo which is fast taking its p
amongst the settled and pcrinai
American principles. Another
jection to this disfrauchi.scmcn
that whilst we are aiming to estai
j political equality between tho r.1
it has thc appearance of setting
black man above thc white,
still auothcr objection to Hie did
chisoment is, that it is regarda
its subjects as un invidious mid
suiting distinction. So also is il
g irded by tho masses of the Sont
I whites. Aud wo must never fe
that these masses are strongly ntl
r 1 to their leaders, nnd exceed i
tjtiiek to resent whatever real or
posed wrong is done to those leui
! Let me say, ere I leave this to]
disfranchisement, that nnmorc
signed petitions to Congress fro?
blacks of thc South to relieve I
old leaders of tho South of thci
litical disabilities, would he oi
the handsomest and happiest tl
in the world, lt would IK* eflec
too. For, in thc first place,
flintiest rebel heart would be ra
by such magnanimity; nnd, ii
second place, Congress would i
could not-withstand thc pray
such petitioners for such un ohj<
I need say no more. What I
said suffices to show you what ki
a peace I desire. It is thc [ enc?
comes from a fraternal and h
und forgiving spirit. It suffices
to show what kiud of a Unie
these States I desire. It is a
union. No other can endure,
other is worth having or worth <
to the pains of "reconstructing.
-# ? ?-.
In Lowell, two rival traders
their stoics open and goods hm
out all uight, eoCk having deturii
not to close until the other did.
Daraipcsa.-The following is tho
official order,~!|j?fu refereuco to f?s-,
tiibng,^l^wVtts referred to yestpr*
HKADQ'RS 2D Mn.rrARY DISTRICT, P
CHARLESTON, May 20, 1807.
General Qrders.&o. 25.
It appears from sundry petitions
and official representations, that thc
present scanty ?apply of food in the
Carolinas is seriously diminished by
thc large quantity of grain consumed
in numerous distilleries, put up and
worked iu defiance of the revenue
laws of tho United States; it is rep?
resented that few or none of the re?
quirements of law are observed in
any of theso establishments; that'thc
officers of the internal revenue ser?
vice, while endeavoring to assess and
collect tho whiskey tax, nrq frequent?
ly treated with disrespect and some?
times menaced with violence; <ind
that when offenders are prosecuted in
the civil courts and violations of the
interna* revenue laws indisputably
proved, juries fail to convict tho
f parties; it is further shown that this
unlawful trafilo makes food dearer
in places where large numbers aro
depending upon nubba and private
i bounty; that the Government is, be?
sides, defrauded of a lhrge amount of
j revenue; that tho authority of it?
civil oflleers ?B brought into con?
tempt; and, furthermore, that the
mischief complained of tends to in
crease poverty, disorder and crime
therefore, in tho exercise of the au
thority vested in tho .Commanding
General, it ii ordered that:
L The distillation or inanufactur<
of whiskey or other spirits fron
grain is prohibited in this military
district. Any person so engaged o:
employed will bo deemed guilty of i
misdemeanor. Tho possession of i
still or other apparatus for this pur
pose will be considered presumptive
evidence of a violation of the rcvcntu
laws, and tho party or parties usini
the samo, or on whose premises or ii
whose possession the same may b
found, will be arrested and brough
to trial before a military tribunal
composed of thc commanding office
of tho post and two oflioers of th
army next iu rank on duty within th
territorial limits of tho post. If th
exigencies of the service do not pei
mit tho detail of other officers, till
fact will be duly certified, and th
post commauder will hear and dote
mine thc case.
II. Thc peualties, punishments an
forfeitures prescribed by tho sever
Acts of Congress for distilling c
manufacturing whiskey, or otb
spirits, in violation of thc revent
laws, will be imposed and executt
by the military tribunals hereby a
III. No sentence extending to ii
prisonment, forfeiture of stills, liqu
or other property, or the imposith
of a Ano or other penalty, will 1
carried into effect until reported
these headquarters, and approved 1
the Commanding General.
IV. AU troops of thc Uni ted Stab
magistrates, sheriffs, constables, p
lice, aud others in authority, aro J
quired, and all citizens aro solicite
to be vigilant tn detecting and prom
in giving information of the vio
tion of these orders. Commandi:
ollicers will be held responsible f
By command of Major-General
E. Sickles. J. W. CLOUS,
Capt. 38th I., A. D. C. Ss A. A. A. C
FROM CANADA.-A despatch fri
Montreal to the New York Herildaa;
The Minerva (French .scmi-olhc
journal herc) tells its readers tl
"Mr. Davis, the heroic President
thc late Southern Confederacy, ir
be looked for to-day or to-morrov
and that "thc oitjrwill be proud
give him its hospitality." No doi
tho paper speaks by authority, a
the Mayor being n Mr. Starncs
man who is devoted to the party
power and shares their pro-Confc
rate (Southern) view.-;, it is vi
likely that Davis, on bis arrival, ??
receive something Uki the hospital
of the city.
Thc presold ministry have tal
tho lone from Euglnnd, and spol
unofficially in favor of the lute re
concern, and grieved for its undi
downfall; they were also jubilan!
tho apparent establishment of
empire in Mexico, and Iachrymos<
its sudden dissolution. Therefore
may bo inferred that thcro will
shaking of bands and a good deal
other nonsense between Davis ?
tho conservative -i. c., the anti-Ai
rican putty--on that great offend'
THREATENING NEGRO DEMONST
TIONS NEAR THE CARBON HlLL Cl
PITS.-The negroes in the vicinity
the Carbon Hill coal minos are,
are iuformed, drilling assiduot
and iu large numbers, their cond
being such as to create very .seri
apprehensions of trouble in
minds of the white citizens of
neighborhood. Tho negroes aro v
insolent tn their manners, and thn
en to take the lands of the win
which they say properly belong.?
them according to the rights gi
auteed them by the recent Cong
[Richmond Km ?ni rei
REGISTERS OP BANKRUPTCY.-A
list of nominees for registers of ba
rnptey was tumlo out bv Chief Jus
Cbnno, on Saturday. There is, as
law provides, one for each diatt
These appointees are to bo eonfirr
by the United States District Jud<
I Washington Repnblicai
Tho Charitable I o lt ?ry Scti?m?a."
Notwithstanding the thorough ex
pMitiqE which has becm uiudo, from
time 3 tin?, of the v*rioife "gift
enterprises,'' tho "ohnrite>blo Present?
ation ^ojeci;" &c.--all ol which aro
unmistakable lottery seh?tneenn vio?
lation of tho laws Of most of tho
States, and more for individual ag?
grandizement than anything else
these things continue to bo auda?
ciously put forth for public alluro
.mcnt. It is evident that nothing
short of tho direct and vigorous ac?
tion of tim law, brought to bear im?
mediately upon the managers of these
"enterprises," is to prove effective in
saving tho community from their
mischiefs and their demoralization.
It ia gratifying to see, therefore, that
Attoruey-Goueral Brewster, of Penn?
sylvania, has officially given his opi?
nion and taken prompt action against
a scheme, ostensibly in behalf ola
Gettysburg Asylum for Invalid Sol?
diers, a bill for which was lately put
through tuc L?gislature of that State.
Tho act, in addition to its pretended
object, was designed to legalize au
extensive lottery pysteiu in Pennsyl?
vania for a period of twenty years,
nuder covor of phraseology authoriz?
ing the corporation created to hold
fairs and acquire properly, real and
personal, und to dispose of tho same
at such times, in such places and
upon such ternis a ... tho corporation
should see tit. It is asserted that thc
names of several respectable genera]
officers, including that of Maj. Gen.
Meade, were used an corporators,
without their knowledge of thc rea
character ol the concern, and it wah
not until tho proceedings ?>f a prc
tended meeting of thc corporatior
(at which only two were present
lately became known, that tho expo
sure'took place. At thc meeting ii
question, the principal business trans
acted was the election of a number o
thc leading lottery men in the conn
try, including some in Now York nm
Maryland, it is said, as member? o
tho corporation, and tho wholesali
transfer to them of all tho power
and authorities supposed to have bee:
couferred upon the corporation. On
of $12,000,001), which, in time, th
lottery would have brought in, onl
about $300,000 were to be doled on
to the ostensible asylum fund, an
there was at first sight what appeal
ed to be a liberal donation of $10,0U
at once to tho State. Such was th
scheme, but it has boon nippod i
the bud. This ought to bo a lease
in regard to all these great protende
charity undertakings, where pris
schemes, tickets and drawings figur
whether they bo iu the North or ll
South; whether they bo for a "Gc
tysburg Asylum for Invalid Soldiers
or a "Southern Orphans' Home." '.
is true, that in some minor loc
projects, undertaken occasionally I
parties well known among tho
whose pat rouage is'sought, everythit
may be fairly done, and the procce
secured to a worthy object; but evi
then the effect is pernicious in-fe
tcring a spirit of gambling. Gen
rally, however, the public must
largely Recced in such transactions
for, even supposing the project
charities should ever bc entered upc
tho danger is that only a minor pc
tion of tho moneys received will
thus applied. Immense profits,
shown in this l'eun'sylvuniu chalti
would accrue to the managers
and Where these things are withe
charters, any pretense of expensi
commissions, costiless cf worthh
articles, &&, may bo put forward
absorbing tho moneys of those w
arc duped, through cather a feeli
of charity or a love of gain, ii
taking ventures in them. Where a
projects of this sort ure made to h
from Baltimore, the well known fi
that all lotteries ?md devices
evasion of them are nuluwful in 1
State of Maryland, ought to bc
sufficient admonition to the dist,
public. But, if all is true that
heir, it has not been. If a chal?
is granted by thc Virginia Legh
tine to an association to build
asylum for soldiers' orphans in tl
State, it certainly dues not author
Hie running of a lottery in any sha
as a grand charitable cntertainmc
or otherwise, in Maryland. We ?
one example of this sort of thing
our city a few months ugo, when
individual, on th" pretense of an
ten lied gilt of $5,000 for the ben
of the poor, ian off his 030,000 }
scheme very successfully to hims
by a distribution of cheap jewel
and still cheapov engravings nio:>l
and only parted with $1,000 to
Association for the Relief of
Poor, in instalments of $500 ea
by way of advertising and work
nj) interest in tin; snit; of ticket.'
the affair was progressing to
climax of a drawing. One such
p?riment is epiite enough. Th er
a far more cheap and sure way
tuc charitably disposed to sec
asylums for invalid soldiers, or
orphans of deceased soldiers, X"
and South, than relinnce on KI
schemes as these. Ualtimore Sun.
Tin; We stern papers record un ot
tragedy in Indiana. A Mrs. Allgi
(rame all the way from Kentucky
Jackson County to reclaim a I
band who had deserted her.
brute of a husband repudiated
with .sneers, and tho woman, goai
to madness, took poison, and
found dead in thc- porch next day.
Tho income of Mr. Bonner, of
New York Ledge); last year, w as c
$200,000. Ho was formerly a jc
ncyuinu printer on the Harli
POS??' OFP?E ^?U^s^The office i?
open jfcrorn fe n.*m. u?U 3?.j p.m.,
nDcl jfrpru Gentil 7 p. k. The North?
ers mjjl closes at 3.!.$p. m., ami all
ot ncr mails closo at 8"p; m.
CONFIRMATION. -Right Rev. Bishop
Lynch arrived in Columbia Tuesday
afternoon, aud, yesterday morning,
administered the sacrament of con?
firmation to some twelve or fifteen
persons iu .St. Peter* ( 'lunch. - -
Tiltia-: THOUSAND Ces ninnes.-?
Merchants and those engaged in
other pursuits, who desire that their
goods br tl^eiv business services
should bo daily brought to the atten?
tion, of. three or four thousand read-,
ors)' onght~tondrcrli.se in the &hognix?:
which circulates in even- District iu
tin? State, and more especially ir.
those which have constan! commun:
cation With Columbia. Tuisisworth
TELEGRAPHIC DESTAT. r.s.-The
Phiunix aud (ricmier are the only
papers iu the State, outside of the
city of Charleston, that receive aud
publish tho latest telegraphic de?
spatches, market reports, etc.-Ame?
rican and European. Recollect, also,
that thc news in these publications is
furnished throughout tho upper Dis?
tricts twenty-four hours ahead of the
! Charleston papers. The subscription
I to the daily is SS a year; tri-weekly
5, and weekly S3.
THE PRICE OE Gonn.-Tho quota?
tions of gold, as given in our tele?
graphic despatches, every morning,
do not convey a fixed idea to the
casual reader. The information need?
ed by the generality of people is.
what a paper dollar is worth, at this
or that quotation. The following
table gives the desired information:
When gold is quoted at $1.10, a
paper dollar is worth 91 cents nearly.
"When gold is quoted ut $1.15, a
paper dollar is worth 87 couts.
When gold is quoted at $1.20, a
paper dollar is worth 83cents.'
"When gold is quoted at $1.25, a
paper dollar is worth 80 cents.
When gold is quoted at $1.30, a
paper dollar is worth 77 cents nearly.
When gold is quoted at $1.35. a
paper dollar is worth 74 coots.
When gold is quoted afc $1.40. a
paper dollar is worth 71 cents.
When gold is quoted at $1.45. a
paper dollar is worth 69 cents.
When gold is quoted at ?J1.50, a
i paper dollar is worth GG0^ cents.
j -. -
j Jon PRINTING.-Tko Job Office of
I the Phoenix is as complete as auy iu
! the South. It is furnished with now
I fonts of type of all descriptions and
j of the most modern styles. All work
executed promptly, with taste aud
skill, and at reasonable rates.
MESSRS. EDITORS: Your ure re?
quested to publish the following call
for a public meeting:
GEKERAL 0RDER8 Xo. ?S\-Gell.?K?
Sickles having issued nu order'stating
that, on the third Monday of July
next, he would proceed or danse 'to
be made a registration of a!! the male
citizens (not disfranchised) of twOl'l
ty-ono years aud upwards in South
Carolina; and as boards of registra?
tion and managers will bb appointed
to superintend such registration ami
manage elections to bo held there?
after; and as "it is essential that
every board of registration should bo
composed of persons of recognized
j consideration and worth, fairly rep
resenting the population, nnd in
whoso impartiality and capacity the
body of the voters in thc vicinage
may have a just reliance," therefore
a public meeting of the citizens of
the Dutch Fork, in Lexington Di*
trict, will beheld at the old Battalion
: Ground, at Michael Koon's, on Sa
I tnrday, thc 25th of this mouth, nt 10
o'clock a. m., in order to give the
] people a chance to say who shall and
will be their registers and manag? rs,
and also to divide the Fork into con?
venient registration and election pre?
cincts, and to confer upon matters o?
general and individual interest, in
j reference to tho ro-organizntion of
our State Government under the re?
construction laws of Congress. A
general attendance is requested, a.s
tho present condition of tho political
affairs of our Stato demanda ihr
earnest and undivided attention ol
all good citizens who desire ibo fu?
ture good, peace and welfare of the
.. :.w Anvxr.TisKMKNTS.- Attention is call
I. i ... tho niliouriiig advertisement!, whiol
j aie i.;:!.b.-.!ie:! this morning Sir tho lirst
?!. F. Jackson -Dry Goods si ?'.>.'..
Meeting; Acacia Lodge,
s. Gardner -l'ia JO for Salo,
j D. c. Pcixotto -Auction Sales l'n-day.
Mei ting Israelitish Sunday School.
, Fisher >V Lowrance -Leather aud Hice.
I (u entering npon thc third wed; ol iii '
! popular clearing sales, Mr. It. 0. Sblvei
intends offering some wonders in all style;
of Bmbroblured Onods, Thc favor and
u >i ulAi iiy of the .-louring move Inducen
him io contin?o tn dispense tho ?ror.t Lar
?ain- as heretofore.