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Thursday Morning, Ji?y U, 1867.
Purtles Kt the South..
The persistontcy with which some
partisan papers of the South endeavor
to impress the freedmen that North?
ern men and Northern politicians are
the only people they can rely on, or to
.whom they owe political allegiance,
will unnecessarily create strife and ill
feeling between the two races at the
South. We say unnecessarily, be
causo there is no other organized
party at tho South, in any State, that
we know of, but that whieh is based
upon the reconstruction laws of Con?
gress. This is tho platform on which
nine-tonths of tho people of the
South now stand, and we aro sure it
gives ampio protoction to the freed?
men, and a perfect gunrantco for all
thoir civil aud political rights. Thero
is nothing omitted, and tho Southern
poople recognize nnd accept it ns thc
only basis of reconstruction, and have I
sacrificed old principios and deep
rooted prejudices iu candidly and
honestly, if not cheerfully, comply?
ing, with tho terms and conditions
tendered by tho Republican part}-.
It is, therefore, wrong-wrong in
principle and mischievous in its ap?
peals-for journals iu thc South,
?which havo espoused thc teucts
of tho Republican pari j', to soy
to tho colored voters that they ought
to voto with tho party which havo
boen thoir best friends iu tho past.
&o. We noticed a paragraph of this
kind, last wock, in tho Savannah Re?
publican, a paper, we believe, edited
by a Northern man, and in the inter?
est of the Republican party. That
party in Georgia has just held a
State Convention iu Atlanta, at which
the Mayor of Augusta presided, while
some other prominent citizens took
an active part iu tho proceedings.
Tho platform, takou as a whole, tho
Republican approves of, and wc can
say that wc believe it will meet the
approval ol' every Southern nan who
looks to a restoration of tho Union.
It may bc that there arc sorno who
still foolishly chug to thc shadows
of thc post, with its dead principles
and thoories; but they aro few in
comparison with those who have de?
termined to meet tho issue before
them face to face, and who will shape
thoir course as tho stern facts of the
Thy platform of the Georgia Union
Republican party is found iu tho sub?
joined resolutions. There is no clap?
trap about no distinction of color,
caste or race, although both whites
and blacks sustained and passed
them. They aro as follows:
"Resolved, That we adopt the name
of the Union Republican party of
Georgia, and declare ourselves in
alliance with tho National Republican
party of the Union, and for the un?
conditional support of thc union of
"Resolved, That we pledge our
hearty support to tho reconstruction
measures of tho Congress of thc
"Resolved, That it is the duty of
the State to educate all her children,
and to that end, we recommend the
establishment of a general system of
^'Resolved, That the Union Repub?
lican party is identified in its history
and by it ; essential principles with
the rights, thc interests and the dig?
nify of labor, and is in sympathy with
the toiling masses of society; and
that tho working men of Georgia will
receive at its hands every encourage?
ment and assistance that may be ne?
cessary to protect their full rights;
and that in their maintenance of the
position takou and the principles we
nave this day avowed, we cordially
invite the co-operation of all citizens,
without regard to their political an?
"Resolved, That we will abide by
thc prescribed restoration in electing
to office those men who can comply
in all respects with the requirements
of tho Acts of Congress of tho United
States, and to support for office only
such meu aa are true to the Union,
and who prefer the Government of
thc United States to any other that
could be framed.
"Resolved, That tho Union Repub?
lican party of tho State of Georgia
pledges itself to maintain the full and
equal rights of all men."
Wc caro not what party names indi?
cate, or what political affiliation they
point to, so long as their principles
and purposes look to reconstruction
and equality to all men, whatever
have becu thoir political antecedents.
And this is tho position the Southern
pcoplo find themselves in to-day.
There is but ono issue -ono purpose
upon which all their political energies
should be concentrated, and that is
restoration to the Union. Tho road
to it may not bo that which thoy
would have blazed out, nor one con?
genial to their tastes or preferences;
nevertheless, it is the only one open,
and if they refuse to take up the line
of march thereon, they may wait until
worse things than those of the pre?
sent come upon them. Every day's
delay, oud every obstacle thrown in
the way of reconstruction, only make
matters worse, as is very perceptible
to-day, from the contemplated legis?
lation of Congress at the present ses?
sion. Obstinacy or querulousness
only defers the day of the ro-uuiou
of these States, if it does not indefi?
nitely postpone. Duty often requires
heavy sacrifices, but whatever these
may be, duty demands our first alle?
giance. This is the positiou of the
people of tbe Souli nt the present
time; let them do their duty, oven at
tbe sacrifice of life-time prejudices
and cherished theories.
AGRICULTURAL BEPOKT ror. JUNE.
The Juue report of the Agriculti ?.al ?
Departnlent shows a generally favora?
ble condition of the crops. The yield I
of wheat throughout the country is
expected to be nt least 200,000,000
bushels. Wc quote:
Tho harvest is gathered in Georgia !
and the other Gulf Stat. , with a very
gratifying result. The acreage of i
winter wheat is ns large in the ma?
jority of the States ns lust year,
though it is less in a few of the prin- '
cipal wheat-growing States. Texas,
Kansas, Ohio, Indiana, report a di?
minished acreage; Virginia, Georgia,
Arkansas, Tennessee, n largely in?
creased breadth; the New England
States show n slight increase; the
Middle States a similar 'advance, not
exceeding six per cent. ; the Southern
wheat-growing States an average in?
crease of twenty per cent.
Ohio reports an average improve?
ment upon Inst year of 100 per cent. ;
Iudinua 73 per cent. ; Illinois 15 por
cent.; Michigan SO per cent.; Wis?
consin 22 per cent. ; Minnesota 7 per
cent.; Missouri 39 per cent.; Ken?
tucky 53 per cent. ; Virginia 100 per
cent.; North Carolina 10 per cent.;
Tennessee 53 per cent. ; and other
States, with the exception only of
Texas, making a favorable compari?
son with hist year.
The average of spring wheat is
largely increased; in Ohio, 27 per
cent.; in Indiana, IS per cent.; in
Illinois, 25 per cent.; iu Minnesota,
35 per cent. : in Wisconsin. 15 per
cont.; in Michigan, 1G per cont.; in
Missouri, 31 per cent. ; in Iowa, 28
per cent.; in Kansas, 30 per cent.; in
Nebraska, 00 per cent. This increase
of breadth in tho wheat-growing re?
gion must tell very perceptibly upon
the aggregate yield, if no unusual
casualty awaits tho maturing crop. If ?
the conditions continue favorable, at
least 200,000,000 bushels may be ex- ?
pected iu all the States and Territo?
SUPPLIES FROM TENNESSEE.-We
find the following letter, dated Shel
byville, Tennessee, Ith instant, in
thc Charleston News:
MR. EDITOR: Tennessee and Geor?
gia have made several millions bu?
shels of .wheat, and there is alargo
corn crop to be made yet. The opi?
nion is, corn will sell nt forty cents
per bushel this fall. The corn ero])
will be Luger than it has been for
twenty years, and, if the seasons aro
favorable from this out, all will be
Tennessee, in 1344, made more coi n
than any State in the Union, and this j
year she will do the same. Our
Southern railroads, if they do their
duty, will have as much flour, wheat
and corn to carry down South as they
possibly can do. But if they persist
in the present prohibitory rates, tho
produce will have to go elsewhere.
Lincoln County, in this State, will
make more corn than thc whole State ,
i of Georgia-and whiskey, too. There
are 125 distilleries in Lincoln County.
Now, if our railroads will do us
justice, we can get a large trade from
Georgia and Tennessee. The freight
on flour from Nashville to Charles
ton, ."'''O miles, is 82.75; from Nash?
ville to New York, 1,259 miles, $1.70. ;
Flour eau be shipped from Nashville
to Charleston, /?/'</ New York, 2,000
miles, for 82. lt).
In conclusi?n, I will say that the
j whole Southern States have and will
make moro wheat and corn than they
have since America has boon a coun?
try. G. A. Nr. UFTE ll.
TJIF. SOI.II> TRUTH.-Thc Buffalo
.'The papers throughout the South
are urging registration with great
earnestness, and appear more anxious
for reconstruction under the laws of
Congress than those who enacted tho
laws. Tho greatest obstacles to re?
construction at tho South are the
sentiments avowed by Stevens, lint?
ier and men of their class, making
new demands nud throwing uncer?
tainty over whatever notion the
South may take." '***9
There is a remarkable artificial
fountain nt Bonnington, Vt. The
water is brought in a six-inch pipe
from an elevation of 325 feet, and is
thrown in au inch jet to tho height of
154 feet. The entire works cost
$20,000. The celebrated fountain at
Chatsworth, England, throws n jet
only ninety feet high.
Final Destruction of thc World.
The Memphis Appeal says that a
denomination, having a church at
Luccahoma, Mississippi, and, per?
haps, elsewhere, as well as niauy
other serious people, are now looking
for the dertruction of the world, the
breaking up of aucient religious es?
tablishments, wars more terrible than
have yet desolated the earth, and
other uot loss alarmiug catastrophes.
In this connection, the Appeal pub?
lishes a lengthy letter from M. L.
Staples, of Luneuburg, Virginia,
from which we make the subjoined
DISCIPLES: God's plans and arrange?
ments are as a chain. You must in?
vestigate them link by link. The
most important point is to commence
right; then you may discover every
link as you come to it. Then ns we
have arrived at the year, which we
learn from David and John, the next
thing is to find the day and mouth,
which we have dont?. You remember
that the .Saints were to bc prevailed
against for 1,260 years, which we lind
commenced al tho time tho Pope was
declared universal bishop in G97.
Consequently, we ure in the year,
and sinco we have gotten into the
year, it is as easy to timi tho tiny as
to find the year, and finding the day
confirms the year. For the moon
will not chango as it does this year,
making the first day of September
the first day of the Jewish seventh
month, and nlso lirst day of the week,
again in upwards of 5<)i? years; so i? ?
you say it will not be this year nu tho
L2th day of May, you must say thal
it will not take placo in ."ilia years, or
that the representation is untrue.
To MY RELATIVES: If you desire to
have eternal lifo in the Kingdom of
God, take the 'Jod Leviticusaudstudy
it, and know the day of your Lord's
coming, that he may not appear to
you as a thief. You had as well be
here as in Mississippi on the day of
the resurrection, so come in and seo
us. Wo have so much boforo us that
wo cannot come out to see you. Our
family and your friends ami relatives
generally are well. I believe my wife
has been immersed. We expect bro?
ther A. Anderson, and other brethren
of Richmond, up soon, to assist us in
proclaiming the near approach of the
Lord. With much love for you all,
and hopes that we may soon meet at
Mount .Sinai. I remain faithftillV
von?, M. L. STAPLES. '
THE NEW TEMPLE.-The New York
World describes tho new Masonic
temple just dedicated at Host ou. It
It is of granite, eighty-five feet
front and seven stories high. The
.around floor is rented ont for stores.
Ou the second tloor is the principal
hall, which is to bo used by tho Grant]
Lodge of Massachusetts. It is si veuty
feet long by forty foot in width, and
will accommt date several hundred
persons. It is of the Gothic order,
and is elegantly finished in carved
black walnut, upholstered in blue,
and lighted by two superb chande?
liers. It has a costly carpet, and the
ceiling is splendidly frescoed. Four
statues, of Faith, Hope, Charity and
Wisdom, by a well-known boston
artist, will till niches in thc corners.
The third story contains seven rooms,
which will be used for the keeping of
regalia, sodality meetings, .Vc. On
the North front corner there is quite
a large hall for meetings. The gr >at
feature of the fourth lloor is the
Egyptian hall, designed for chapter
meetings. Twenty-four Egyptian co?
lumns embellish tho walls, which are
ad-unod with brilliant emblems of a
like order, while nt the lower end of
thc room are two tablets of hiero?
glyphics that none but the initiated
can understand, and no one can re?
veal. Ouly tho High Priest can elu?
cidate them. This hall is well lighted
and furnished. On tho same lloor is
tl e armory of the Boston Encamp?
ment of Knights Tempi.a. lt is
.stuccoed and frescoed, and lined with
cases in which to keep the regalia of
tho Sir Knights.
Tho fifth story has t ight flue halls,
for lodges, chapters, etc., allot* them
handsomely finished and furnished,
and several of them already engaged.
On the sixth floor are several tooms
for the meetings of the subordinate
bodies; among them a large one for
Knights, a line reception room, and
tito armory of tho St. Bernard En?
campment. Bul the principal hail is
the grand hall of the Knights Tem?
plar, called the Gothic Hall. It is
elaborately finished, carpeted with
Brussels, lind furnished with black
walnut. The walls aro blazoned with
the devices of a dozen eras of Knight?
The seventh floor is ohiefly occu?
pied by three large banqueting halls,
connected by sliding doors, and <
pable of seating six or seven hutulreu
Tho King of Bavaria hus signed
the new Zollverein Convention, which
places thc supreme management of
tho commercial affaira of tho South
German States as fully in the hands
I of Prussia as this power has already
control of their military forces. All
the South German States aro said to
be wholly agreed on the subject,
j Some of the Paris papers violently
; deny thc right of the South German
I Governments to conclude such tdli
I anees. But the Freuoh Government
j appears not to move at all iu the
A. Splendid Relio of Revolutionary
There is now on exhibition, nt the
jewelry establishment of Messrs.
Browne & Spaulding, corner of Broad?
way and Prince streets, a magnificent
relic of the Revolution, of great va?
lue and beautiful workmanship. It
is a gold snuff-box, presented by
Louis XVI, King of France, to Col.
John Laurens, of South Carolina,
Aid-de-Cnrnp to Gen. George Wash?
ington, on the occasion of Col. Lau?
rens' visit to the Court of France as
Special Envoy from the United States
Government, to negotiate a loan. The
box is of pure gold, the exterior beau?
tifully enameled and studded with
diamonds. The top has a fiuelj- exe?
cuted likeness of Louis XVI, set in
a cluster of thirty-four diamonds,
while the outer circle contains twenty- ]
four diamonds. This beautiful relic |
has been in the possession of the de- j
scendants of Col. Laurens siuce his ?
death, and is now the property of one
ot' them, n widow lady, who has lost
almost ber all by the late war, and
who scuds this here to be sold, in j
order to maintain herself and chit
dren. It is valued at ?10,000. Thc j
history attached to the relic is as fol- j
lows: When Col. Laurens readied
France, although his reception was I
favorable, and encouragement given
him that his request won?d bi; granted, j
Vet the delays continually interposed j
by the Minister, the Count tlc Vir
gilles, afforded little prospect of im?
mediate success. Col. Laurens, con?
vinced that procrastination would give j
il death-blow to American iudepend- ;
euee, resolved, in defiance of court
i liquettc. to make a personal request :
of thc King. Dr. Franklin, om- Mi-;
uister at Versailles, vehemently op
posed his intention, but finding Lau-1
rons firm in his purpose, said: "I
most cordially wish you success, I
Colonel, but anticipate so different ul
result, that I warn you I wash my !
hands of the consequence." Accord?
ingly, at the first levee, Col. Laurens,
(Talkingdirectly np to the King, pre-1
seuted his petition, to which he soli
cited his most earnest attention, and
said: "Should the1 favor asked bo
denied, or even delayed, there is
cause to fear that the sword which I
wear may no longer be drawn in the
defence of the liberty of my country,
but wielded, us a British subject,
against the monarchy of France."
His decision met its just reward.
Apologies were made for delays, and
the Minister gave his serious attention
to the matter, and the negotiations
were crowned with success.
[New York Times. \
COTTON IN CHINA.-A consular re?
port, forwarded by the foreign office,
was received from her Majesty's
Acting Consul ut Ningpo, China,
upon the cultivation of cotton in
that district. According to the na?
tive Giuelter, Chekiaug contains about
S5,000 square miles, and it is be- j
lieved that cotton is cultivated over I
about half, such cultivation being,'
of course, very partial. There is no
practical limit to the extent of laud
suitable for for tho growth of cotton, 1
and did sufficient demand exist, all |
the plain could be devoted to the
cultivation. Cotton nourishes on
the alluvial plains which have been
left by the great rivers of the pro-1
vince. Tlie best is grown near th?:
sea. Xo laud has been reclaimed
during the last three j'ears, the peo?
ple not having yet recovered from
the effects of the civil war. An ex?
periment made with American cotton
.-ced sent out by the Association has
not been successful. It was planted
in gardens, in ordinary cotton fields,
and in sheltered positions on the
islands, but only a few plants sprnug
up, and the flowers from them fell
oil' as soon as formed. From expe?
riments tried elsewhere, it is believed
that American seed does not answer,
ns the flowers always drop off. The ;
American war gave a great impulse \
io the production of cotton, but the
imports to Europe have now nearly
ceased; the supply is falling oil'every '
season. The couhtry being thickly
populated, there is no trouble in ob-1
tnining agricultural laborers, who j
are usually paid LOd. per day, and ;
under ordinary circumstances, 7 l-2il.
or Sd. per pound for cotton would \
bc remunerative to the growers. '
The crop this year is expected to be ;
fully as large as tho last. The depu- j
talion appointed to present a memo- .
rial to the Secretary ol' State for !
linli.i, urging the adoption of further
measures, already proved to be suc?
cessful, for extending and improving
the growth ol' cotton in India, re?
ported that they had a successful
interview with Sir Stafford North?
cote, on Friday, May 24, and that
he promised to give the recommend?
ations of the association his best
attention, lt was resolved to pre?
sent the medal of the association to
several individuals who have render?
ed valuable service in connection
.?th cotton cultivation in Turkey.
This concluded th J business.
HARD LICK.-Tho Xatehitoches
(La.) Times is responsible for the
"The latest opinion in regard to
voters furnished us by our special,
who sent a note to the Attorney
General. It is settled that nil persons
who held a State or judicial office
before the war, and afterward becaruo
a quartermaster in the Confederate
army, cnn register. Grounds: After
enreful examination of the rebel
archives, there can bo found no in?
stance in which this class of men
ever rendered any aid, comfort or
sympathy to the Confederate army."
POST OFFICE HOURS.-The office is
open from 8 fi. m. until 8>? p. m.,
nml from C until 7 p. m. ?he North?
ern mail closes at 3,'.j p. m., nud nil
other mails close at 8 p. m.
HARD HEADS.-Maj. John Alexan?
der will please accept our thanks for
two genuine large white-head cab?
bages, grown iu his garden, in this
city. Look to your laurels, vegetable
growers, tho Major is "coming up to
LUNCH.-Mr. Pollock furuishes
okra soup every day, at ll o'clock, at
thc low price of twenty-five cents a
Tlie veteran John Fanning also
supplies his old customers with au
excellent lunch every day.
burroin Yon: OWN JOURNALS.
Tho Gleaner, issued every Wednes?
day, from this olliee, defies competi?
tion as a literary and news journal.
Those who subscribe to it are kept
will posted up in the current events
of the day, ns it embraces the tele?
graphic news, political, commercial,
state of the markets, Sec., up to the
hour of going to press.
THE AIKEN PRESS.-This is thc
name of a large and well-filled weekly
journal, just ."tarted at Aiken, S. C.,
by the Messrs. Machen. The first
number gives promise of a well con?
ducted paper, and wc wish it success.
Jon PRINTING.-The Job Office ol
the PhasnLc is as complete as any in
the .South. It is furnished with new
fouts of type of all descriptions ami
of the most modern styles. All wort
executed promptly, with taste ant
skill, and at reasonable rates.
THL COLUMBIA VARIETIES.-Tin
Newberry Herald speaks in very com
plimeutary terms of this band of na
tive minstrels, who have giveu severa
concerts in that town recently. Tin
members, one and all, merit even
word that eau bc said in their favor.
Isthmus of Panama. History of tin
Panania Railroad and of the Pacific
Mail Steamship Company. Toge
thcr with a Traveler's Guide am
Business Man's Hand-book for tb
Pauama Railroad, and tho lines o
Steamships connecting it with Eu
ropo, the United States, the Nortl
and South Atlantic and Fucifi
coasts, China, Australia and Japan
Ry F. N. Otis, M. I)., with illin
trutious. New York: Harper ?
This book will prove interesting t
railroad and steamboat men, and pei
haps to the general reader, the ev
dent intention being to show whr
energy and enterprise eau accou
plish. When the California fen
became epidemic, various suggestior
were made as to tho most feasibl
mode of shortening the distanco t
tho gold fields. A canal across tl
isthmus was thought of, and survey
made, hut it was found impractic:
ble. A railway was then discusser
but tho enormous amount of mom
required to carry ont tho projei
seemed an insurmountable obstad
This was finally overcome, ar
Messrs. Wm. H. Aspinwnll, Hem
Chauncey and John L. Stophel
entered into a contract with tho G
vernmcnt of New Granada for tl
construction of the inter-oceanic ra
road, and under the skillful ongincc
ing of Messrs. Totten A Trautwiu
the work was completed in 1855.
The entire length ol' the road w
forty-seven miles, with a maxima
grade of sixty feet to the mile. T!
entire cost, about ?8,000 000, and t
gross earnings of the road to Jau
arv, 1850, $S,146,G05. Thc mnnii
expenses, together with depreciate
in iron, etc., amounted to ?52,17
87(1.51, leaving a balance of ?.3,97
728.CG as the legitimate returns f
the money invested in the road in
period of seven years. More th
400,000 passengers havo been trai
ported over tho road during the th
teen years ending December, 181
and it is uot know: ?hat a single ci
of sickness has occurred iu com
(picnco of tho transit since tho enti
opening of tho road in lSf>5. T
average time of passage over thc ro
is three hours. The price of passa
There is in this volume the fulh
information, eveu to thc minutest c.
tails on everything pertaining, 0
only to this said railroad, butlikewi
also to the States of Central add Sou
America, and their commercial re.
tions with the rest of the world.
Wo are indebi M. to J. J. McCarh
Esq., for a copy.
The District Court for Richland.
Judge Greeu presiding, is holding its i
session in Gibbes' Hall.
NATIVE FRUITS.-Mr. Cleudiuing
keeps fresh native fruit J for sale at
his soda water establishment. We
aro iudebted to him for a fine musk- j
COMPLETION OF TUE CONGAREE RAIL?
ROAD BRIDGE.-We have received an
invitation from the "venerable" Mr.
Thomas W. McKewn, and Mr. J. W.
Lassalle, one of thc contractors, to
be present this morning, at 9 o'clock,
and witness the crossing of the pas?
senger train over the new and sub?
stantial bridge which has just beer,
erected over the Congaree Uiver for
the South Carolina Railroad Com?
pany. A barbecue is to be given on
the occasion, and wo have no doubt
that a pleasant day will be spent. lu
our next issue, we shall endeavor to
give a full description of tho bridge -
likewise the barbecue.
Fon CLERKS.-The following i> v</
simple suggestions to merchants'
clerks are worthy of their attention.
Employers can get salesmen at all
times, generally, but prefer to keep
those they have, if they attend to the
business, and conduct themselves pro?
A spendthrift clerk must learn how
to save money, before beean bea suc?
Show every customer at least one
article besides what he wants to ?pur
Employers soon discover who ra j
their most reliable clerks or salesmen,
and act accordingly.
Be polite to the most disagreeable
customers. Their good will is valua?
ble, their ill will is terrible, because
they will use their influence against
you at every opportunity.
An energeti activo salesman soon
wius tho approbation of his em?
Every yoting mau, upon entering a
business life, has two ways open be?
fore him. He eau, by honesty aud
attention to business, ascend the lad?
der to fortune and happiness; or by
secret dishonesty, fraud and lying, go
down to a miserable failure in this
life, and also iu the next.
?-.il to the follow.og advertisements, wuieb
?re published this morning for the lira!
Charlotte Railroad-Past Due Boudd
W. l?. Stanley-Saratoga Water.
E. Pollard-Puro Limejuice.
C. H. Baldwin & Co.-Fresh Butter, ?rc.
Pollock House-Okra Soup.
Apply at this Office-Stolen Bonds.
E. M. Williams-Mollee to Traveler-:
Prospectus of the Christian Neighbor.
Richland Lodge-Extra meeting.
A fino lot of Desirable Goods havo just
been opened by Mr. lt. C. Shive r, who at ii',
adheres to his popular principle of god
articles for little money. Head his adver?
tisement, and then examine the goods.
Brevet Major-General N. M. Scott.
Assistant Commissioner of South
Carolina, has submitted to General
Howard a report of the operations
of the Bureau in that State for the
month of May; from which it appears
that generally tho condition of the
freedmen is improving, and the feel?
ing of the white citizens toward
them becoming more favorable, the
improvement resulting from the ne?
cessity of recognizing the political
and civil rights of tho the freed peo?
ple, and the dependence which rests
upon their labor. The sub-Assistant
Commissioner in charge of tho sub?
district of Charleston reports that
no complaints in reference to the
indisposition of the freedmen to
work were made during the mouth.
General complaints havo been made
in reference to work being neglected
in consequence of the hands going
ol? to hear speeches, by a person
who issues what tho freedmen call
orders for them to attend the meet?
ings; threatening them with furies
if they do not attend; telling then,
that no charge can be made against
them for leaving tho crop, etc. This
has tended to produce some disorder.
In this District considerable destitu?
tion yet exists, and large supplies
will DO needed to prevent extreme
sn hering. In other districts mncl
destitution and suffering is reported.
An exchange says that the best
gardeners in France are in thc habit
of cutting off the stem of the tomato
plants down to the first cluster of
(lowers that appear thereon. This
impels tho sap into tho two buds
next below the cluster, which soou
push strongly and produce another
cluster of Howers each. When these
aro visible, tho branch to whieh they
belong is also topped down to their
level, and this is done live times suc?
cessively. Ry this means the plants
become stout dwarf bushes, not
over eighteen inches high. In order
to prevent them from falling over.
..ticks or strings aro stretched hori?
zontally along tho rows, so ns to
keep tho plants erect. In addition
to this, all the laterals that have no
Howers, and, after the fifth topping,
all laterals whatsoever, are nipped
off. lu this way, tho ripe sap in
directed into tho fruit, which ac?
quires a beauty, size and excellence
unattainable by other means. It
will bo well for our friends to try
this simple aud ratioual method tho