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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Tuesday "nomine. January 12. 1869.
Tho New York World keeps up its pro?
voking analysis of tho adulteration iu almost
every article in Now York city that enters
into the consumption of families. It would
appear from this expone that about every?
thing which men cat u?d drink in New
York is adulterated. All the daily necessa?
ries usually found iu grocers' establishments
aro subject to adulterations and short
weights, whilst the result of the examina?
tion of tho liquors is fearful. The adulte?
ration of liquor with water is one of the
most innocent frauds in that article.
Chemical analysis of some of the samples
of liquor sold in New York disclose ingre?
dients so deleterious, not to say poisonous,
that veteran topers hold up their bandi: in
dismay, and are inclined to make their wills
before venturing on another drink. Whilst
with tho monstrous revenuo frauds, the
enormous Erie stock swiudles, tho spring
trap of tho New York Central in its laige
80 per cent, dividend, all tho ingenious and
artful manipulations of the many railroad
securities and stocka which figure iu tho
New York stock exchange, the alleged bal?
lot-box stuffing and illegal voting, the whole
atmosphere of New York seems to bo foggy
with frauds and false appearances. Whilst
the World keeps up its fire against tho adul?
terations and short-weights, tho Herald
turns its batteries upon tho World for what
it calls its crusade against the grocers nud
traders of New York. Thc editor says:
"Merchants from a distance, will not come
to New York to make their purchases, if
these mendacions Bohemians keep up their
infamous attacks. Tho country press is
filled with reports of these libels, with com?
ments whioh show that tho impression is
beginning to prevail that it is dangerous to
buy certain articles in New York; and it
will no doubt bo ruado to appear before long
that it is dangerous to como to New York at
all. This feeling tho merchants iu Boston,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Ciucinnatti, Chi?
cago, St. Louis and other largo places where
the dealers strive to keep the trade of their
own country districts as much to themselves
as possible, will undoubtedly eucourago-so
that the business of tho city "is in great
danger of being permanently injured bj
THE B?KS ci" lins STATE.-Tue Charles?
ton News gives the following as the grounds
on which the injunction against Goveruoi
Scott, to prevent him from issuing bonds t<
the bill-holders of the Bank of the State, h
to be applied for:
1. Because the provision contained in tin
Act which authorizes tho bonds, requirinj
tho Governor to take possession of tin
assets of the bauk, is a condition preceden
to tho issuing of the bouds.
2. Because thc Apt is unconstitutional
inasmuch us it does not comply with th
requirement of the Constitution prohibitiuj
tho Legislature from passing Acta creatiuj
money obligations, without, at the sam
time, laying a tax by which to provide fo
meeting tho same.
3. Booauae the usual formalities of legis
latiou were not complied with in the pa;
sage of the Act.
1. Because the Act is contrary to the di
reotion of the late Constitutional Oonvot
tion to the Legislature, to examine into th
liabilities of the bank and make provisio
for the same.
Bicu POOH PEOPLE.--The title to t li
subjoined is us above, and though it mis
appear very paradoxical, is yet true in evei
word and line. There are those in this worl
having not a single aero, who ure far ha]
. pier than the oues who count their thoi
sanJo. ? contended mind io happier itsul
and study, application, and tho exercise <
a little philosophy will be found a most e:
cellout recipe to produco contontmen
Thoro is a deal of truth iu this extract, ai:
we give it, hoping that like a seed cast I
tho wayside, it muy spring up in sou
heart, und produce tho richest flowers
"There arc such, and .ve baye seen thei
They uro, iii our judgment, thu profouudc
philosophers, and the happiest fellows <
the planet. We have been iu the mode
houses of those who never wert; and nev
will be over-supplied with the wealth
this world, and there witnessed what weal
could bot buy-scenes of happiness t!i
were real, b 'Cause they grew (uit of conloi
ed nud disciplined hearts. It IS easy enotlj
to be rich-misfortune excepted. Let
person elevate his thoughts, developing
intellectual ?iud spiritual parts more th
the qualities that have to do with nothi
bul material and earthly existence, and
will be astonished to lind what a shrinks
his income is easily capable of nndergoii
Ho will iind that ?lt.- is obliged to labor
others less, while lie does for himself ;
more and more. There is many a niau,
tol?gent and refined, who dwells in apn
ineuis of moderate dimonsions, yet g
vastly more happiness out of oxisteneo til
any millionaire, it makes :? great t
feronco whether one is comfortably situ?t
and with slender means tit that, or i.; \,
led ly wretched with the careof his aeonc
lated means in thu shape ot stocks n
From tho public squaroof Havana, all
oublie, statues of isabella, togethor w
other symbols of the rooeut reigning po\t
have-been remo ved
TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY'S PROCEEDINGS.
SATURDAY, January 9, 1869.-The Seuuto
assembled nt 12 M., and was culled to order
by the President pro tem.
The Senator from Lauren? obtained leave
of ubsenco for three -days).
The House sent to the. Senate a concur?
rent resolution, appointing a joiut commit?
tee to investigate and report Upon all mut?
ters connected with the Lunatic Asylum.
Message No. 13 from the Governor was
; announced, ami prescuted to tho Senate by
I Mr. John Heart, when tho Senate went into
executive sessiou uutil 2.45 P. M.. and theu
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The Houso met at 12 M. The Speaker
took tho ('hair.
Tho Committee on thc Judiciary reported
favorably on u bill to empower the Attor?
ney-General to chuuge the venue in State
cases, which was ordered to lie over for a se?
The Committee on Incorporations report?
ed ou the petition of the German Fire En?
gine Company, of Charleston, for renewal
of charter, and the petition for renewal of
chartor of the Oraugcburg Fire Eugine
Company, by a bill to incorporate certain
fire ongiue companies. Read and ordered
for a second reading.
The Committee on Ordinance of the Con?
vention to establish a Land Commission,
submitted n report, that they have given
the subject due and careful consid?ration,
and are of the opiniou thut no bill, practi?
cable in its operations to auy warrantable
degree, can be framed based on said ordi?
nance. The Committee, therefore, submit
this their report, hoping thereby to test tho
sense of the House ns to the binding force
of said ordinance iu their nctiou. Received
as information, and the further considera?
tion made the special order for 1.30 p. m.
The Committeo on the Removal of Politi?
cal Debilities, reported favorably on a Se?
nate resolution for tho removal of tho politi?
cal disabilities of S. T. Atkinson, of George?
town County. The resolution concurred
in, and ordered to bo returned to the Se?
nate. Also, a concurrent resolution, which
was adopted, and ordered to be sent to the
Senate, that the Congress ol' the United
States, bo respectfully requested to remove
the political disibilities of tho following
named persons: \V. C. Harris, of Laurens
County; J. K. Linder and Jaeob Simon
Liuder, of Colletou County; Daniel Keels,
of Sumter County, and Eli Cornuell, of
The Special Joint Committee appointed
by virtue of a concurrent resolution relative
to tho number of attaches of the General
Assembly, submitted a report, that they
have had the same under consideration, ?iud
find that there aro at prosent not less than
fourteen attaches in the Senate, two clerks,
one reading clerk, one sergeaut-nt-arms,
two door-keepers, two messengers, three
pages, one committeo clerk, ouo chaplain.
In tho House, there are twenty-four, three
clerks, ono reading rending clerk, ono ser
geaut-at-arms, ono assistant sergeaut-at
arnis, one chief messenger, six assistanl
messengers, four pages, two laborers, ont
janitor, four committee clerks. Tho Com
mitteo recommend that the following
changes bo made: In tho Senate, instead ol
three pages there bo two, and that tho of
fice of janitor bo abolished, und his dutj
imposed upon tho assistant door-keeper
And tho following changes in tho House
In lieu of seven messengers, there be three
instead of four pages, there he two; tba
tho laborers be discharged, and that tk<
office of assistant sergeaut-at-arms be abo
fished. In pursuing this course of reducing
tho number of attaches, your committei
was actuated by tho knowledge that expe
riouce gained since tho organization of tbif
body wili enable the ollicers and attache
retuined to discharge tho duties incumben
upon them completely and woll, thus ron
dering unnecessary tho largo number here
ioforo employed. The further considera
tion of the joint report was made thespeciu
order for Tuesday next, at 1 p. m.
Tho Committee on Ways and Means re
ported favorably on a bill to amend an Ac
entitled "An Act to close the operations o
the Bank of the State of South Carolina;
ordered for a second rending. Also, o
resolution requesting His Excellency th
Governor to inform thisGeneral Asaembl
if any discrimnation has' been made by th
State Treasurer in receiving tho bills of th
Lank of tho State of South Carolina, tin
nu discrimination has been made in fund
ing said bills, and they therefore recore
mend the indefinite postponement of th
resolution. Adopted. Also, the followiu
substitutes for resolutions referred to then
That the widow of the late S. G. W. Dil
member of ibis House from Kersha'
Comity, be paid the mileage and per diei
allowed other members of thia House, froi
the 0th of July, 1868, to tho 25th of Ai
gu.it, 18G8, or up to the day on which h
successor qualified. Also, that the wido
of the late James Martin, member of th
House from Abbeville County, bo paid tl
mileage ami per diem allowed other men
bern of this House for the regular sebsic
of 18G8. Adopted.
I Mr. C. D. Hayno introduced a bill for tl
appointment of certain officers there
\ named. Read and referred,
j Mr. DeLargo introduced a bill LO utner
: an Act providing for tho assessment nt
I taxation of property. Rend and^referrsd
Mr. Jenks introduced a bill to alter ai
umond an Act entitled "Au Act concernii
j the office, duties aud liabilities of Cor
uers. " Read and referred,
j The Committeo on Incorporations w
instructed to report, ns soon as practicab]
j ou the bill to incorporate tho ferry knov
as Vance's Feriy, on the Santec Rivt
' Clarendon County.
Mr. Hayes presented tho petition of ct
tain citizens of Marion Conney for t.
' charter of a public road. Referred.
Mr. Sasportus introduced a bill to pro?
vide for the erection of a monument to the
memory of tho late B. F. Randolph, Sena?
tor ft om Orangeburg. Read and referred.
The Speaker laid before the House a com?
munication from Mr. W. T. Field, resign?
ing his seat as u member from Picken?.
Messrs. Bullock and .Tonks obtamcd leave
of absence. Adjourned.
Uatlrouci Jobs and Jobbers In t'ougri *..
The corruptions whicli have sprung up in
the National Government from tho general
demoralizations of our late civil war, aro
fenrfnl to contemplate. One hundred mil
I lious a year lost to the Treasury from the
spoliations of the whiskey Hugs, "beute out
of sight''anytliing iu the lino of whiskey
frauds under any other Government on the
face of the globe; but ou a corresponding
scale with their bold of operations, tho In?
dian rings, the Post Office and Interior De?
partment riugs, tho tobacco rings, the
frontier smuggling rings and various other
rings, insiders and outsiders, jobbers, con?
tractors, Government officials and private
speculators, nie pretty well up to thc per
ceniage of the enormous stealings e-f the
whiskey rings. The latest developments,
however, show that in the grandeur and
number of their schemes of spoils and plun?
der, tho congressional rings of railroad job?
bers throw into the shade all the other rings
of the lengthy catalogue of confederate
A Washington correspondent, who has
beeu looking into tho business, reports that
150 railroad bills and resolutions have been
introduced in tho fortieth Congress, (the
term of which expires on the 4th March
next, with that of Preside ut Johnson,) and
that twice as many more are in preparation
in thc lobby; that 1,000,000,000 of acres of
the public lands and 6200,000,000 in United
States bonds would not supply the demands
of these cormorants. In other words, their
stupendous budget of railway jobs would
require sops and subsidies in lauds ?lid
bonds which, reduced to a moucy valuation,
swell up to the magnificent figure, of half
tho uational debt.
Among the jobs of this schedule, is tho
Atchison and Pike's Peak Railroad Compa?
ny, or Union Pacific Central Brunch, winch,
after having received Government sops to
the extent of 8(5,000,000, puts iu for 87.1>U(>,
000 more. Next comes the Deuver Pacific
Railway nod Telegraph Company, which,
having feathered its nest to the figure of
832,000,1)00, puts in for a little more; and
this company is reported to be a mere gang
of speculators, "without any kuuwu legal
organization whatever"-a lot of mythical
John Does and Richard Boes, who cannot
bo found when called for. Next, we have
the Leavenworth. Pawnee and Western Rail?
road Company, now known tis the Union
Pacific, Eastern Division, chartered by the
Kansas Territorial Legislature in 1855, sub?
sidized with Delaware Indian reserve hinds
in 1861, and then in 1S02, by a rider on the
Pacific Railroad law, granted Slo.OOi) per
milo in United States bonds and every alter?
nate section of laud, within certain limits,
ou each side of the road, and the privilege
of a second mortgage. This is cutting it
pretty Cat. But it further appears that a
clique ol* seccders from the old company
illegally formed a uew company, and, hav?
ing by force of arms taken possession of thc
road, are pocketing tho spoils which legally
belong to the old company. All this, too,
with the consent of the President, tho Sec?
retary of tho Treasury aud Congress. Arc
they all birds of ll feather, that they thus
From aunt lier source we learn that sunn
half dozen other Pacific brauch or niait
fcteni railroads, Northern and Southern, uri
on the anvil, involving lauds and bonds bj
tens and t won ties and hundreds of millions
that of all these schemes fully three-fourth.'
como from the Republicans in both houses
that Senator Pomeroy, of Kansas, has sevei
of those jobs on tho docket; Senator Ram
say, of Minnesota, four; Senator Comtess
of California, five, and Senator Harlan, o
Iowa, four. Senator Pomeroy, however
distances till competitors in the number am
extent of his jobs; for as it appears, thc;
include a line from Kansas to Mexico: tine
bilis for roads from Fort Scott to Santa Fe
in Texas; a South Carolina line, througl
tho sea island cotton section; two or thre
Hues from the Mississippi River through ti
Texas, and "a little privato Atchison Pacific
one of tho nicest and fattest speculation
ever worked through."-Nev.' York Herald.
Fini:.-On Saturday morning last, abott
5 o'clock, a fire occurred in tho rear of Mt
J. B. McElhose's boot and shoe store, Nc
127 King street, near Calhoun, which sooi
spread to tho adjoining premises, occupic
by Mrs. Booth, dealer in millinery. Th
flames had got such headway before thc
could bo subdued, that the}' destroyed bot
stores with their contents. Mr. McRlhos
loses heavily, having an iusurauco of onl
84,500 iu tho London and Liverpool an
Globe Insurance Companies, on a stock t
7 or 88,000. Mrs. Booth wus insured i
tho same agency for 82,000, which will n(
cover her losses. Mr. J. B. Morillo, uoi
North of Mr. McElhose, lost about tw<
thirds of his stock in sogars, by steulage, i
trying to move it. Ho had no insurant"
Tho building bc occupied belonged to Mri
Givens, of Summerville, and was insuroi
The kitchen attached was somewhat di
maged. Tho building occupied by Mr
Booth and J. B. McElhose belonged to M
H. Prioleau, cf Livorpool, and were not. ii
stired. The lire is believed to ' ave bee
tho result cf incendiarism, and ILo fae
will be properly investigated by tho Chi
of thc Fire Department.-Charleston Netts
! STILL A MVSTEUY.-Thc case of tho deal
of the two colored men found dead in Vt H ?I
I ington, is still a mystery. Tho caso hi
been postpoued ono week, in order to git
the chemist ample time to analyze the co
J tenta of their stomachs
Death of General Lovell II. Roauraa, 1
The news of the death of General Lovell
H. Rousseau will bo received with profound !
sorrow by nearly every person in the
country who enjoyed his personal acr uaint
tanoe, or uro familiar with the noble truits
iu the character of the deceased. At tho
timo of his death he was, wo believe, the
junior (in rank) Brigadicr-Goneral in the
regular army, and.was in commund of me
Military District of Louisiana, with bead
quarters at New Orleans, where he had won
tho respect of everybody, save a nest of
pestiferous politicians, who would, but
could not, uso bim against the people he
was sent to protect. The deceased was a
Keutuckiuu. and served as captain of a
company of Kentuckians in the Mexican
war. At the breakiug out of the late war, ho
was a member of tho Senate of his State,
from thc city of- Louisville. With Critten?
den, Guthrie, Prentice, Ilarvey and other
I citizens of that Stnte, he espoused the causo
of tho Union, und at once tendered his ser?
vices to tho Government. He won unfad?
ing laurels at Shiloh, Parryville and Mur
freesboro, and loug before thc end of tho wur
was com missioned a Major General of volun?
teers. The deceased waa for a long time
Commander of the District of Middle Ten?
nessee, with bead-quarters at Nashville,
where he won thousands of friends among
Confederate families for the generous patri?
otism which he on ull occasions extended to
those who were subjected to annoyances
and outrages. He was the implacable foe
of all bummers, and much preferred to save
than destroy. Yet the Confederacy had no
more consistent, determined or brave
ouemy than Lovell H. Rousseau.
At the close of the war, haviug been
elected to the thirty-ninth Congress, ho
sustained the policy of President Johnson,
though not identifying himself with the
Democratic party. In 1860, he cuued a
reverend member of Congress from Iowa,
for calling in question bis military course,
for which tho House passed resolutions of
censure; Ifut his constituent?-Confederates
and all-unanimously re-elected him. Soon
after, President Johnson nominated him to
n vacant Brigadiersbip in the regular army.
After a struggle, he was confirmed without
the sacrifice of bis conservativo principles.
Tho people of Now Orleans were much in?
debted to the deceased for his discreet con?
duct during tho late riots in that city.
In his death tho country loses one of its
bravest officers; bis family a devoted hus?
band and father, and bis friends one who
would uever desert them under any circum?
stances. He was incapable of a mean net,
and hated mean men. Generous, noble,
bravo and true himself, he had little use
for those who did not possess some of these
qualities. Tho deceased was about fifty
roars >r ...r., . Auausia Press
SOUTHERN DOCILITY.-Since the remarka?
ble era whon the pigs ran about with knives
and forks in them, begging to be eaten, wc
have seen nothing at all to bo compared tc
tho docility of the South-that is, if tho radi?
cal press is tobo believed. They all appeal
delighted down there with the admirabh
workings of reconstruction, negro suffrage,
military domination. Are. Surely thc
sublime patience of St. Lawrence is snr
passed by -these former rebels. After thc
saint bad lain some time extended on hil
red-hot gridiron, be calmly said to the exe
cutioner, "Will you bavo tho kindness ti
turu mo, os I am quito done on the uudei
side?" The executioner, a trifle astonished
did as he was requested, and soon afte
the saint, again speaking, said, "I'll bi
obliged if you'll take mo up-I am dono ti
a turn, and now in a fit condition for eat
ing." But tho coolness and composure o
this renowned saint under his fier}' persecu
tion is surpassed by these Southern saints
who have been grilled so loug on thc red
hot gridirons of radicalism. Forney say
they ure delighted, enraptured with thei
new condition, and hnvo distilled blessiug
out of what they formerly conceived to be
curse. The iron, it was true, might hav
been hot, but it has done them to a turn.
Committees are already in Washington, an
moro are making ready to como, to beg c
Congress to continue them in tho conditio
a wiso radical policy bas wisely placed thoi
in. Surely this is a foretokening of tin
political millennium which is to be ushere
in with tho inauguration of tho great pac
licator, Grant. The lamb and tho lion ni
to lio down in peace; but wo rather opiu
that tho lamb's quiesconco grows out of tl
significant fact that his conch is inside tl:
lion. "Let us bavo peace."
[Newark ( N. J. ) Journal.
DESPERATE SINOIJE-HANDED ENCOUNTJ
WITH MINERS.-A Bloomington, Ul., papi
gives an account of a tragical affair
Braidswood, a station on the Chicago ai
St. Louis Railroad. A party of coal minei
on a spree, went into tho saloon of a mi
named Toohey, beat bim badi}', and tin
commenced demolishing tho contents of tl
saloon. Toohey, in the meanwhile, ere
behind tho counter, secured his six-shootc
and threatened to shoot if they did not tl
sist. This only increased their fury. I
then commenced discharging his revolve
nail shot four of them dead in successio
and in the confusion escaped through
back door. Ho was soon found in possessi
of tho Sheriff, when an infuriated mob,
the number of about 100, surrounded t
Sheriff and his prisoner, with ropes to ha
tho latter. Toohey's revolver seems to ha
been brought into uso again, for tho nari
tivo says that two moro were shot doad ai
four seriously wounded, before tho roug
consented to retire. Toohey is now safe
Latest nows received in London confiri
tho roportsof tho safety of Dr. Livingstoi
Hu is near tho Western confines of Zan
bar and is making his way for the sea coa
but his progress is somewhat impeded
tho prevalence of war among tho nuti
The ofticura of the Spartauburg Aud
? uioti Railroad Company will accept our
thanks for a "complimentary" for IHO'.K
We are requested to call attention to the
fact, that the next regular meeting of tho
Democratic State Central Club will take
place on the 20th instant. Papers through
out the State will confer a favor by giving
publicity to this meeting.
NEW FIUM.-The advertising columns of
[ the Phixnix this morning contaiu a notice
of the organization of a now firm-Fisher,
, Lowrance Sc Fisher-Dr. John Fisher hav
I iug been associated with the firm of Fisher
I & Lowrance. The gentlemen comprising
this firm are known for their probity and
j attention to business, and tho new firm will
receive the generous patronnge, not ouly of
this community, but of thc upper and mid
die sections of the State.
G.Y.i.-Serious complaint is made as to
the heavy charge for gas in Columbia, and
several parties are thinking of discontinuing
its use on that account. Wo would suggest
to the company, that if they should follow
the example of the Charleston Gas Compa?
ny, aud reduce their rates, beneficial results
would doubtless follow. The price in
Charleston is 84 per 1,000, while iu Colum
bia it ii 80. Consider this matter, gentle?
TUE MUBDKK OF RANDOLPH.-Wo under
stand that a mau named William Talbot,
who was for a loug time a resident of Edge
field County, but more recently of Abbe?
ville, surrendered himself to one of tho
deputies of State Constable Hubbard, aa
one of the murderers of tho late R. F. Ban
dolph, and was brought to this city yester?
day and lodged in jail. It is said that he
possesses valuable information in reference
to the other murderers, as also about tho
disturbances which aro reported to have
taken place in Abbeville during tho last few
The *4?ieW<m< Odd Fellow, New York,
John W. Orr, publisher, OG Nassau street.
82 per year. The Jauuary number of this,
thc oldest Odd Fellows' publication in tho
country, is on our table. Wc notice, among
the contents: The Ocean Twins-the open
mg chapters of an Original serial story,
Sketch of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania,
An Odd Fellow Abroad; Society as it Is;
Present Status of Odd Fellowship; Scion
tifie and Curious Facts; Duties for tho New
Year; Looking Back; Woman's Rights to do
Good; Rebekah Department; Ladies Oho,
Domestic and Foreign Correspondence, &c.
Each subscriber to this journal for 18G9 is
presented with a beautiful steel engraved
portrait of Grand Sire Farnsworth.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post olfice is
open during the week from S}.\ a.m. to6p
m. On Sundays, from 4 to 5 p. m. Tho
Charleston aud Western mails are open for
delivery at 5 p. m., and close at S\? p. m
Charleston night mail open 8Jv. a. m., close
4t}-.? p. m. Northern open for delivery H}4
n. m., close 2.45 p. m. Greenville open for
delivery 5 p. m., close 8*4 P? rn.
FAST AND CHEAP PUNTING.-We have
added a fast card press-of the Degeuer &
Weiler patent-to tbs machinery of tho
Phoenix office; and have also madeadditiona
to our stock of fauoy type, cards, paper, otc.
Persons in want of any styles of book and
job printing, aro invited to call and examine
samples and prices. Cards printed at short
notice, and at prices varying from 83.50 to
810 per thousand.
CASH.-Our terms are strictly cash-no
exceptions. If nn advertisement is to be
inserted, hand over the money; if a paper is
subscribed for, tho money must accompauy
tho order-otherwise no attention will be
paid to them. This rulo will be adhered to.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special attention
is called to tho following advertisements,
published for tho first time this morning
J. & T. li. Agnew-Hoes and Chains.
E. Pollard-Buist's Ga.deu Seeds.
Wm. C. Dukes it Co.-Wando Fertiit .er
G. T. Jacoby-Notice.
D. C. Peixotto it Son-Auction.
Fisher it Lowrance-Dissolution.
Fisher, Lowrance <t Fisher-Copurt tiers.
Fisher, Lowrance Sc Fisher- Notice.
P. Cantwell-Yeast Powder.
THE COTTON SUPPLY.-The English papers
assert that tho people of India havo not
adequately taken advantage of thc opportu?
nities afforded them by the civil war in tho
United States, to acquire pre-cminenco in
tho cultivation of cotton. To improve tho
quality of cotton, to increase the produc?
tion, to open or remove all existing obsta
des, to provide better roods and ample
means of irrigation, and, in short, to make
diligent uso of all the appliances which er
ist, in order to retain and increaso so valua
bio a trade, it is stated, should be an object
of constant solicitude. The uow Governor
General of India, it is believed, will exert
himself iu tho promotion of thocottou into
rests in that country.
The Rev. Dr. Bach mun delivered his fiftj
fourth anniversary discourse at tho Arch
dale Street Lutheran Church, in Ch . '- .-ton,
! on Sunday last.