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Thursday Morning, July 18,1868.
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Thc United States Scnntorantp.
We learn that onr editorial re?
marks, yesterday, were construed
into an endorsement of F. A. Saw?
yer, one of the candidates now strug?
gling to be elected by the Legisla?
tura to tho place once filled by
MoDtiffie and Calhoun. No such
impression was designed to be con?
veyed. If there be a man in the
radical ranks, politically disgusting
to the people of South Carolina, it
is this samo Frederick A. Sawyer.
Ho came to Charleston, from some
placo in the North, before the war,
and received and enjoyed the hospi?
talities of tho citizens, until tho
strugglo commenced, in which our
life and liberty were involved. Then,
Judas-like, ho kissed tho hands of
those whom he betray ed, and showed
tho cloven hoof of a double-dyed,
double-dis tilled radical. Ono of the
first to recognizo negroes as being
thc political equals of himself and
associates, to urge their olovation to
place and power, he now seeks to
foist himself into tho halls of Con?
gress, whore, wo suppose, he will
ploy his brief part in what is called
.'reconstruction." "Wo hear that
some charges have been made by his
radical associates, that F. A. Sawyer
is a Democrat. Heaven savo tho
mark! A man so utterly and irre?
trievably lost to every consideration
that binds a white man to his raco,
who has not hesitated to publicly
declaro that a negro is as good as
himself, is beneath any but tho most
scathing notice. If he bo a Demo?
crat, F. A. Sawyer must go beyond
the confines of that South Carolina
which ho has deceived, to bo recog?
nized as such. The Legislature is
welcome to all such "Democrats,"
and wo bid him God-speed in his
A PB?CIJAMATION FBOM THE PRESI?
DENT.-In complianco with an Act of
Congress, passed on the 25th of last
month, tho President has issued a
proclamation annouueing that tho
Legislature of North Carolina has
ratified the pending amendment to
the Constitution known as "nrticlo
fourteen." Tho President makes
reference to his having received tho
resolution of tho Florida Legislature
ratifying the same, but announces tho
fact that it was passed prior to tho
Act of Congress mentioned, which
Act is prospectivo in its bearing.
For this reason, doubtless, tho action
of Florida is entirely ignorod. Tho
tenor of the proclamation shows that
Mr. Johnson is determined not to
recognizo tho reconstructed States.
He speaks of receiving a paper "pur?
porting to bo a resolution of tho
Legislature of Florida," from "Har?
rison Reed, who therein sigus him?
self Governor." Again, tho other
paper was, ho says, "transmitted by
and under tho name of W. W. Hol?
den, who therein writes himself
Governor of the State of North Ca?
rolina;" and so with tho other parties
whoso signatures aro attached. All
of this, tho New York Herald thinks,
implies that in his official capacity
tho President recognizes neither Mr.
Reed nor Mr. Holden as Governors
of their respectivo States.
TIIE STATE OP AFFAIRS IN JAPAN. -
The latest telegraphic nows from
Japan has been fully confirmed by
tho letter of the special correspond?
ent of tho Herald, in Yokohama.
The causo of tho Mikado party ia
for tho present in tho ascendant.
Tho causo of tho Tycoon is not, how
evor, altogether hopeless. Ho rep?
resents tho party, of action and of
progress-a party which must ulti?
mately win. Tho pooplo aro with
tho Tycoon, tho noblos uro dividing
in his favor, and, strange to say,
even roligiou is lending its help to
the causo of progress. Tho High
Priest of Kioto, tho Popo of Japan,
has condemned tho socular toudoncics
of tho Mikado. According to tho
High Priost, tho province of tho
Mikado is spiritual, not temporal.
His assumption of temporal powor is
at onco derogatory to his dignity and
dangerously revolutionary m its ten?
dency. Tho presumption is that a
ro-actiou will set in in favor of tho
Tycoon. Still there is but small
chanco that the sorrows of Jnpan will
soon bo onded.
Hole-in-the-Day, tho "big Injin,"
who died from a bolo mado in his
head, leaves sovu-ral wives to lament
Wno Made tlio Nomi limions 5
Ia order to produoo dissatisfaction
among the Dem?crata of the West,
the Herald, Times, and Tribune, of
Now York, and many other papers,
are striving to make it appear that
Tammany Hall controlled tho Da_I?
oratio National Convention, and
worked the wires so as to seonre the
nomination of Horatio Seymour.
Nothing, the Richmond Dispatch
thinks, oould be further from the
truth. The fact is precisely the re?
verse Tammany Hall and the New
York politicians wore outwitted. The
TPcrW speaks the truth when it says,
that "tho nomination of Governor
Seymour was, in fact, fairly forced
upon Now York, and upon Governor
Seymour himself, by the 'Pendleton
men'of tho Ohio delegation." The
Commercial Advertiser, ono of the
shrewdest newspapers in tho country,
understood tho real workings of tho
Convention. It says:
"WHOSE GAME WAS IT?-The
Herald is mistaken as to whose game
has been played and won. It was
Pendleton's, not Seymour's. It is
true, Pendleton did not succeed in
obtaining the nomination for him?
self, but in all else, ho was absolutely
tho dictator of tho movements of the
"Tho South was victorious in tho
selection of candidates. Tho North?
ern rank and file of the party wero
extremely desirous for the nomina?
tion of Chase, and many of tho
Northern delegates shared in this de?
sire, prompted though it was by fear.
But tho Southern wing of tliG party
again asserted its supremacy, and un?
der tho skillful management of tho
tors, they floored Chase, Hendricks
and Hancock, and placed Horatio
Seymour upon the platform."
Tho New York Sun, edited by a
loading radical writer, says :
"We havo no doubt that ho (Sey?
mour) was perfectly sincero in do
oliniug it, and that ho really did not
wish for it. Tho idea that both he
and his friends of tho New York
delegation wero guilty of duplioity
and trickery, is as absurd as it is un?
just. Governor Seymour was nomi?
nated, not becauso he aud his col?
leagues played a deep gamo for the
nomination, but becauso it had be?
come plain that there was no other
man in tho party who could so ap?
propriately as himself be selected as
tho standard-bearer of tho Demo?
Tho Now York Citizen says :
"Wo say emphatically that Chase's
rejectiou by tho late Convention was
not a thing of sound or calm judg?
ment, but was a thing of strategy,
organized and carried out by meu
personally devoted to tho fortunes of
Mr. Pendleton, of Ohio, and there?
fore resolved to kill Mr. Chase, who
hailed from tho samo State, and
whoso nomination would, therefore,
kill Mr. Pendleton's chances for the
next eight or twelve years, uudcr
Tho Citizen is not mistaken as to
tho fact that Taramaii}' Hall had
nothing to do with the nomination.
The Herald's story is absurd. It is a
sort of metropolitan brag game.
STONY POINT, ABBEVILLE DISTRICT,
July 13, 18G8.
Mn. EDITOIJ: Yours of tho 10th,
just received, contains in your column
of local items, a list of the Democra?
tic Senators and members of the
Houso of Representatives, now sit?
ting and representing themselves in
tho city of Columbia. But you fail
to note tho fact that tho Rev. Valen?
tino Young, a staunch .Democrat, was
elected to tho Senate from this Dis?
trict, by an ovrcichelminy radical ma?
jority. For this reason ho refuses to
tako his seat, and has so published
Tho Rev. R. M. Valentino, too, I
see, has taken his seat as a Repre?
sentative from this District. Ho was
a worthy freo negro Ante Helium,
and has borno tho character of au
honest Democrat "siuco freedom."
Ho, however, was elocted by tho samo
ballots that sont Snead Martin aud
his confreres to Columbia. Now, is
not this a commentary upon radical?
ism and universal suffrage? What
would Horaco Grcoloy think, of a
Now York radical votiug for a Demo?
cratic legislator? Ho would simply
say ho had no right to vote. Oh
tcmporn; Oh mores. Respectfully,
D. WYATT AIKEN.
Tho Chicago Times woll says:
"Shall tho interests of negroo3 and
of tho party iu power, or of tax-pay?
ers and of good government, con?
trol in tho ponding Presidential
election? This is tho question now
presented to tho peoplo of this coun?
try for decision. Tho Democratic
party presents livo issues. The
Jacobin party hopes to win by ap?
pealing to the passions of the people
on issues which havo bcon irrevoca?
Lowell has 438,dl3 spindles and
THE I.KGISLJITURE. ":"~
NINTH DAY'S PROCEEDINGS.
COLUMBIA, July 15.-The Senate
met at 12 M.
After the calling of the roll, and
prayer by the Chaplain, the journal
of the proceedings of the previous
day was read and confirmed.
The homestead bill was taken up
for a second reading, but only a few
sections had been considered, whon
the Senate received a message from
the House of Representatives, an?
nouncing that that body was prepared
to go into joint session witli the Se?
nate and ballot for a Senator to the
United States Congress; whereupon
the Senate proceeded to the hall of
the House of Representatives, and
after returning theroform, imme?
diately adjourned until 12 M., to?
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The roll was called, and the pro?
ceedings opened with prayer.
The journal was read and con?
A message was seut to tho Senate,
informing that body that tho House
was ready to proceed in joint session,
to ballot for a Senator to fill tho re?
mainder of thc long term in thc So?
nnte of tho United States, which
expires March, 1873.
A petition from C. P. Sullivan.
and other citizens of Spartanburg,
calling tho attention of the Legisla?
ture to the excessive rates of taxation
imposed by tho Towu Council of that
plaoe, was received aud referred to
the Committee of Ways and Means.
At this stage of the proceedings,
the Senate was announced, and after
going through tho usual formalities
of being introduced aud seated, the
two bodies proceeded to ballot for a
persou to fill the Senatorial Chair.
Fivo ballots woro taken as follows:
A. G. Mackey-First ballot 60;
second 59; third 59; fourth GO; fifth
F. A. Sawyer-First ballot 49;
second 51; third 50; fourth 51; fifth
M. French-First ballot 28; second
27; third 27; fourth 25; fifth 24.
J. B. Campbell-First ballot 14;
second 14; third 14; fourth 14; fifth
Whole number 151; necessary to a
On motion, tho joint assembly then
dispersed, to meet again to-morrow
morning, at 12 o'clock, and continue
the balloting, no candidate having
yet secured tho number of votes re?
quisite for his election.
Immediately after tho Senate re?
tired, the Houso, without transacting
any other business, adjourned to
meet at 11.30 A. M., to-morrow.
Silver Street Democratic Club.
SILVER STREET, July ll, 18G8.
Tho society met, and was called to
order by tho President, Michael
Werts. The proceedings of tho last
meeting were read and adopted.
On motion of W. R. Spearman,
tho followingresolution was proposed
and unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That, the National De?
mocratic Convention haviug unani?
mously nominated the Hon. Horatio
Seymour, of Now York, and the
Hon. F. P. Blair, of Missouri, for
President and Vico-Prcsidout by tho
Democracy of the United States, wo
cordially endorso tho nomination,
and will heartily givo it our support.
Resolved, That au Executive Cora
mitteo of fivo members bo appointed
by tho President.
Tho Chair appointed the following
gontlomen: Daniel Goggans, Dr. G.
W. Spearman, J. 13. Worts, Dr. S.
G. Welsh, and W. G. Peterson. Tho
Chairman then introduced to the
colored men present, James Minor,
colored, from Columbia. His re?
marks wero good, and he, to the
utmost of his ability, endeavored to
persuade and con vi nco them of their
error in adhering to the radical party;
that their best frionds wero tho
whites, who had reared and support?
ed them, from infancy to old ago.
Ile used such languago that they
could easily comprehend him, and
proved to them that, if they expected
to livo with tho white man, they
must act iu concert with him. Ho
was very earnest in his remarks, and
is a true Democrat.
John Leo, colored, also from Co?
lumbia, was next introduced to them.
Ho was quito witty and sarcastic in
his remarks; explained to them the
object of tho radical party in makiug
such a great effort to obtain their
votes; and seemed to bo well in?
formed as to thc character of that
Tho colored mon present wero so
thoroughly imbued with tho ideas of
radicalism, that it is feared but little
impression was mado on their minds.
An accession of several whites and
one colored was mado to tho society.
W. R. SPEARMAN, Sec'y.
PROPOSED POSTAIJ TELEOHAPH SYS?
TEM.-Mr. Townsend introduced a
bill in tho Houso of Representatives,
on Friday, to incorp?rate tho United
Statos Postal Telegraph Company,
and to establish a postal telegraph
system. It appears that this ia a pri?
vate company and enterprise; but
tho bill authorizes the Postmaster
General to make a tou years' contract
with incorporntors for thc transmis?
sion of messages.
The folio win g order haa been issued
from military headquarters. It is the
valedictory of tho Military Govern?
ment of South Carolina:
HEAD'QBS 2D MILITABY DlSTBIOT,
CHABI?ESTON, S. C., July 13, 1868.
[General Orders Hb. 136. J
In view of the approaching ter?
mination of the military authority,
derived from and exorcised by virtue
of the Aot of Congress, passed March
2, 1867, entitled "An Act to provide
for the more efficient government of
the rebel States," and the Act supple?
mentary thereto, which laws aro about
to beoome inoperative by reason of
the fulfillment of the conditions and
limitations prescribed by the provi?
sions thereof: And the State of South
Carolina having by its Legislature
ratified tho constitutional amend?
ment, known as article fourteen, tho
following instructions are promulgat?
ed for the information and guidance
of the officers of this command, serv?
ing in the said State:
1. Upon the issue of tho proclama?
tion of tho President of the United
States, prescribed by section 3 of tho
Act of June 2D, 1868, auuouncing tho
ratification of the said constitutional
amendment, the oommindirig officers
of posts in said State, will cease to
exercise any nud all authority con?
ferred under said Reconstruction
Act? of Congress, except so far as
necessary for tho inauguration of thc
now State Government, and to close
up unfinished business.
2. The terms of office and all offi?
ciai functions of. Registrars, Inspec?
tors, Mauogers or Judges of Election,
Military Commissioners, or other mi?
litary agents in South Carolina, ap?
pointed under the authority of thc
reconstruction laws of tho Unitec"
States, will end at the date of tin
proclamatiou of the President, re
ferrcd to in the preceding section
and all such officers or agents will
without delay, forward to these head
quarters any books or records relat
ing to their official duties that may bi
in their possession. They will als<
transmit a list of the property pur
chased with public funds, and exhib?
the disposition made of it.
3. Thc provost courts now exist
ing in South Carolina are abolished
and the records will be transmitted
without delay, to these headquar
4. The tenure of all appointees t
civil office in tho State of Sout
Carolina, under the authority of th
reconstruction laws of the Unite
States, will terminate when thei
successors, elected or appointe
undor the Constitution and laws (
tho said State, shull be duly qual
5. All citizens who, nt the dato <
the proclamation above referred t<
may be in tho custody of the militai
authorities, and held for trial for ac
in violation of tho recoustructio
laws of the United Statos, or in viol
tion of military orders issued undi
tho authority of tho said laws, will 1
discharged from custody, and tl
military prosecution dismissed.
6. At the samo time, all prisone
(citizens) held by military authorit
for trial, whether in confinement
on bail, for crimes or offences co
nizable under the laws of tho proi
sional government of said State, w
bo turned over to the custody of t
proper civil authorities; and i
bonds, undertakings, deposits,
other security for appearance of p<
sons charged with crimes or offont
as above, taken by military authori
in this District, in pursuance of t
provisions of General Orders K
105, series 1,867, from theso her
quarters, will be turned over to t
Attorney-General of tho State, wi
authority to enforce the samo.
Tho Judge-Advocate of tho D
trict will communicate to the Atti
noy-Goueral of the State tho bistc
of each caso so transferred, togetl
with tho depositions or other e
deuce or information upon which 1
parties accused have been arrcsl
and held for trial. In like mann
tho Provost-Mnrshal-Goneral \
transfer to tho Attorney-General
depositions, complaints or ot!
iuformatiou on file in his office,
relation to persons accused, v
have avoided arrest or have escaj
7. All prisoners (citizens) wi
when the aforesaid Act ol March
1867, becomes inoperative, un
tho conditions and limitations \.
scribed by tho fifth section then
may bo in confinement or custo
by virtue of tho final judgment i
sentenco of a militury commission
other military tribunal, nuthori:
by tho said laws, will bo contim
in tho said custody until entitle?,
discharge by expiration of souter
or until their cases are ot')erv
disposed of by proper author
Upon a writ of habeas corpus or ot
process issuing from a court of
United States in the caso of i
prisoner so held, tho writ will
promptly responded to, aud
officer, in making his roturn, will
forth tho material facts of tho ci
If such writ be issued from a SI
court, tho officer having tho oust
of any prisoner will mako a resp
ful return to tho writ, setting fe
the fact that the prisonor is held
virtue of the final judgment and t
tenco of a court of competent ju
diction, held under tho authority
the laws of tho United States,
that tho jurisdiction is exclusively
the courts of the United States.
Tho division between United
States and State jurisdiction, is not
always distinctly marked; but offi?
cers will be guided in their action by
the principles laid down by the Su?
preme Court of the United States, in
the case of Alabama vs. Booth (21
Howard li op or ts, 506.)
8. At all forts, arsenals, light?
houses, custom houses and other
Eublic establishments, whether held
y original cession or by capturo aud
occupation, the jurisdiction will be
held to be in the United States, re?
gulated in the former case by the
terms of the cession, and iu the lat?
ter exclusive, until otherwise directed
by law or other proper authority.
Commanding officers are required to
see that such places are not allowed
to become asylums for criminals, aud
that no persons, not iu the service of
tho United States, are allowed to
establish themselves within the limits
of any ceded or reserved jurisdic?
9. So much of tho provisions of
any orders issued from tho Head?
quarters of any Department, District,
Sub-District or Military Post in
South Carolina, as reserves certain
jurisdiction over tho sen islands of
said State, ombraced in tho operation
of Special Field Orders No. 15, from
the Headquarters of the Military
Division of tho Mississippi, dated
January 16, 1865, is revoked, except
as to questions of titlo arising under
tho provisions of tho laws of tho
United States of June 16, 1866, the
jurisdiction of which is in the courts
of tho United States, and except nlso
as to the reservations specified in
section 8 of this order. The com?
manding officer nt Hilton Head will
causo tho boundaries of the Govern?
ment reservations at Hilton Head,
Bay Point, and Land's End, to bo
re-surveyed and distinctly marked.
10. The canvass returns, poll list3
and ballots for tho several elections
held in said State, under the authori?
ty of tho laws of tho United States,
will, as soon as practicable, bo ar?
ranged and inventoried according to
tho several election districts, securely
packed aud transmitted to tho Secre?
tary of State, at Columbia, for depo?
sit aud safe-keeping.
11. Authenticated copies of the
registration in each County of tho
said Stato will bo prepared as soon as
possible, and deposited in the office
of tho Secretary of State.
12. Authenticated copies of all
general and special orders, regula?
tions and instructions issued by tho
District Commander, or by Post
Commanders, under authority duly
delegated, will bo prepared; ono set
to bo deposited in the office of the
Governor of tho said Stato, and tho
other in tho office of the Secretary of
13. Authenticated copies of all de?
cisions affecting rights of property
will be prepared and deposited iu the
office of the Secretary of Stato.
ll. Commanders of Posts in said
Stato will immediately transmit to
District Headquarters all records,
correspondence, Sec., that relate to
tho duties performed by them under
tho reconstruction Jaws-retaining
only tho military records.
TERRIBLE STORM IN VIRGINIA,
Tazcwell and adjacent Counties wero
visited by a terrible storm a few days
ago. Tho hail, in somo places, laid
two or threo feet deep on thegrouud.
A correspondent says: "Not far from
Mr. James Freeman's a water-spout
fell; a citizen, liviug in tho ravine
below the spout, lost his wife and
child in a most shocking mannor.
Sho saw tho terriblo tide rushing
upon her bouse; she throw the chil?
dren npon a bed, ran after a small
boy outside, and as sho entered the
door with tho child, tho tido entered
tho npper door with a largo tree;
this struck the woman with great
force, carrying her and tho child
away with tho logs and trees. There
being two houses, ono giving way,
turned tho current of water, which
Baved the other houso and tho other
children, after moving tho houso
some Iwo feet. Tho woman's body
was found ono milo below her house,
severed ill twain-ono leg was not
found. Tho child was a perfect
jolly. It was found half a milo below
thc houso. Two cows that were
swept off' had not been found. Groat
damage was dono to tho gardens,
crops, kc. Tho woods look liko mid?
winter. "-Lynchburg Virginian.
A CHEAP ICE PITCHER.-Tho fol?
lowing is a simple method of keeping
ico water for a long time in a common
pitcher: Placo between two sheets of
paper (newspaper will answer, thick
brown is hotter,) a layer of cotton
battiug about half an inch in thick?
ness; i'asteu tho ends of paper and
battiug together, forming a circle
then sew a crown ovor ono end, mak?
ing a box tho shape of a stove-pipe
hat, minus the rim. Placo this over
au ordinary pitohor filled with ico
water, making it deep euough to rest
on tho tablo, so as to exclude tho air,
and tho reader will bo astonished at
tho lougth of timo this ico will keep
and tho water romain cold after tho
?co is melted. ^ _ ^_
DROUGHT IN EcnorE.-Tho agri?
culturists in Europo are complaining
bittorly of tho drought which pre?
vails thoro. No rain has fallen in
England for ?oven weeks, thegrouud
is parched, aud the springs aro be?
coming dry. On the contiuent, tho
drought is more terrible.
XjiCj?0?tX T.teTi su
CLEANING THE STREETS.-A gang of
hands has been put to work by Mayor
Baldwin, to clear away the grass and
debris from the streets. Posh the
work along, Mr. Mayor, and have
the weeds on the burnt lots removed.
A moss meeting, relative to immi?
gration, is to be held at Newberry
Court House, Friday, the 22d inst.
Citizens from the surrounding Dis?
tricts are invited to attend.
WHAT IS THE REASON?-Alderman
Greenfield, as we are reliably in?
formed, prepared a respectful memo?
rial to the Legislature, requesting an
order for an election for municipal
officers at an early day. This memo?
rial was signed by all the white mem?
bers except Alderman Hemsen; and
by none of the colored members
except Alderman Taylor. What rea?
son the objecting members assign,
we cannot conceive; as it was gene?
rally understood that the present
officials were to be but temporarily
in authority. The attention of tho
Legislature is called to tho matter.
MAGAZINES FOR AUGUST.-We have
received from tho publisher, S. T.
Taylor, No. 391 Canal street, New
York, the August number of Le Bon
Ton. It presents its usual attrac?
tions, and is indespensiblo to fashion?
W. Jennings Demorest, No. 473
Broadway, Now York, has presented
us tho August number of Demorest's
Monthly. In addition to its sterling
literary and pictorial attractions, pre?
miums are distributed to subscribers.
The magazine is to bo onlargcd. The
same publisher also furnishes a beau?
tiful little monthly for children,
Deinorest's Young America. It is a
MAIIJ ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from 8}&
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from
4 to 5 p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
aro open for delivery at 4J? p. m., and
closo at 8% p. m. Charleston night
mail opon 8}? a. m., closo 4j>i? p. m.
Northern-Opon for delivery at
8}? a. m., closes at 2.15.p. m. '
Greenville-Open for delivery 5}.<
p. m., closes at 8% p. m.
"DON'T SQUEEZE, THERE'S A DEAR."
Tho corset is not a necessary part of
a woman's wardrobe, and, alasl whou
a woman does begin to wear corsets,
she will wear them too small, and
will tug at the laces until her breath
becomes short, and she feels it
nocossary to refrain from anything
like a comfortablo meal. We say
nothing against a well-shaped corset,
worn loosely, but thoro lies the dif?
A loose corset injures the appear?
ance instead of improving it, and
people wear corsets that they may
have small waists. All wo can say
is, don't squeeze, whatever you do.
You may have small waists, but you
are exposing yourselves to a dozen
misfortunes which aro as bad as a
largo waist. First, you'll surely
have dyspepsia and grow yellow
and cross and unhappy; secondly,
your hands will grow red; thirdly,
your noso; fourthly, yon will be
unablo to walk a milo at ouco; fifth?
ly, dinner will bo a misery; sixthly,
your shoulder-blades will grow weak;
sevonthly, you will break down at
thirty or thereabouts, aud be a sick?
ly woman from that timo forth. If
theso truths do not frighten women
from tight corsets, perhaps thc in?
formation that gentlemen gouerally
do not admire what dross-makers
call a "protty figuro" so much as a
natural ono, may have somo iutlu
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at
tention is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for thc first
time this morning:
R. W. Barnwell-College.
Morns' Cotton Gins.
A correspondent of tho New YoVk
Herald furnishes a letter from the
island of Juan Fcrnaudoz-once the
homo of Robinson Crusoe. This
correspondent, who is an old tra?
veler, by no means fancies this fa?
mous island. Tho attempts to colo?
nizo it have all proved abortive, and
nineteen souls now constitute tho en?
tire population, and theso eke out a
miserablo existence by fishing aud
hunting, having no bread of any kind,
and but few vegetables. Tho islaud
is mountainous, is covered with tim?
ber, and produces few varieties of
fruit; but tho the waters abound in
fish of almost every kind. The
charm thrown around Juan Fernan?
dez by DeFoe's narrativo of Robin?
son Crusoe is rudely dispelled ns we
are made acquainted with the island,
a most uninviting placo, certainly,
oven for our enterprising country to
settle up, and doubly so, as the resi?
dence of a solitary castaway.