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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Friday Morning, February 5, 1869.
A Valuable Product for the Scntk.
Whatever may add to the futuro matei ?ul
benefit and wealth of the great Southern
section of the country is worthy of atten?
tion, as the South, in the future as in tho
past, is to be of inestimable importance in
the agricultural and commercial world.
The ramie, which has been spoken of ns
likely to be a valuable accession to thc pro?
ductions of the South, appears to be growing
in estimation. This plant is thc finest variety
of the family of thistles, and the production
of it is said to be almost equal to silk. Its
propagation in some Southern localities has
been so vigorously proceeded with that we
bear of a single planter, on the Mississippi,
who offers for sale 500,000 plants by spring.
This gentleman says he has received this
year pressing and very large orders for
plants from those who had tried its cultiva?
tion in proper latitudes. At New Orleans
and Mobile orders aro declared to have
poured in from all Europe for the purchase
? of tho rongh fibre at ten cents (gold) per
pound. In the immense manufacturing es?
tablishments of Joseph Warden <fe Sons,
Bradford, near Manchester, England, it is
said that no other silk is used than that of
the ramie, which they mix, moro or less,
with cotton or wool; and thc samo is done
in Saxony. The cnlture of this article
would seem to be becoming remunerative,
and there is reason to expect that it will
one day be a valuable staple. The Balti?
more Sun learns that it is now proposed to
introduce this plant iu tho valley of the
Nile. Wo have Been samples of cloth and
dress fabrics made from it, which fully
attest its importance and value. And from
a practical source we have aoino informa?
tion in regard to its cultivation and growth
that, as it is likely to bo of value, wo com?
municate as follows: Wherever the ordinary
thistle succeeds-that is, where the climate
is warm and tho earth not subject to hard
frost-tho ramie prospers. In regard to
the mode of production, it is propagated
by means of slips which ought to be placed
at a distance from each other on every side
of from four to six feet, (giving them n
slight inclination of about forty-five de?
gree*,) and buried to a depth in proportion
to their respective lengths, so as to leave
exposed only about an inch, keeping thc
ground damp, particularly when first
planted, aud carefully weeded until tin
shoots have attained a gt ow th of neurlj
two feet, after which it will bo necessary tc
bend the stalk with care towards the earth.
When they are three or four feet high, anc
receive a brownish color near the root, thc
timo hus come to effect the propagation,
which is done by making, with a thin
bladed, sharp and pointed knife, a bligh
incision below each bud of the stalk, whicl
is then to be luid dowu horizontally in >
furrow of from three to four inches it
depth, covered over with earth, taking can
not to detutch the stem from the mothe:
root. Tho first growth will bo irregula:
and withoutjuuiformity of thickness, bntafte:
tho first cutting, this irregularity cease:
and tho fibre becomes finer and stronger
The shoots multiply rapidly after each cut
ting, covering tho ground and preventin]
the invasion of weeds. Tho rami.?, whicl
has been transplanted in the South for twi
or three years, has, it is claimed, succeedei
wonderfully. Its cnlture is less costly am
much more profitable than cottou; it yield
three or four crops a year, and each tim
3,000 pounds to an acre, worth, ns it stand.'
in its rough state, tifty-fivo pounds sterlin
per ton of 2,210 pounds. The threads ar
more silky, stronger and longer than cottoi:
(producing beautiful ttniTs, which, by thei
brilliancy, competo with the silks of Lyons
and is used with equal success mixed wit
cotton or wool.
There is exported an article from Chiui
which is called China grass, which lu
some resemblance to the ramie. But
differs from it inasmuch ns tho latter po
Resses a very superior fibre, and is of mot
brilliant whiteness. Besides this, the Ch
ueae grass is sown, is delicate and is n
annual, whilst tho ramie i.s propagated I
means of slips with great rapidity,
perennial, and after a certain time rcquir
little labor. The ramie is not injured, lil
cotton, by rain, drought or tho worm, au
after reaching maturity, it can remain
the field with impunity until tito farm
has lime to gather it, as it is enveloped
n thick rind which protects it. Spring ai
autumn are tho best seasons for carrying
(ho work of gathering the crop, though
seasons are equally .suitable, provided t
('round is cart fully watered, [tisharv< st
win n Ibo stalks aro six or eight feet hijj
c ire being taken to cut them a little bel
tho ground. The stripping of tim bark
accomplished by means of a simple and
expeusivo machine, invented in this cot
try. It is exported io its rough stat?
to Europe. wh*?rc it is blcaohed for won vi og.
Th? stripping or peeling of tho stalk tukos
from it half its weight, but the value of tho
fibre is thereby iucrensod 600 fold after the
bleaching, and is then worth more than
?300 per ton. Tho fragmenta of the ramie
muke an exeollent forage for cattle, or may
bo used ior manure. The pricoof the slips,
with roots, perfectly packed for transporta?
tion, is twonty-flvo cents ench. If all that
is claimed for the nimio be true, it may yet
become one of the most valuable of our
Tho irrepressible relict of tho late Presi?
dent has again failed to enlist the sympa?
thies of Congress in her behalf. Tile Se?
nate Committee on Pensions do not consider
her a proper object of national charity, and
in reporting against the joint resolution for
her relief, they say 6o with as much blunt?
ness as is compatible with common courtesy.
According to tho statement of one of tho
executors of Mr. Lincoln's will, he left to
his family properly to Lhe vnlue of nearly
8100,000, to which Congress has since added
$25,000 as a free gift to the unfortunnto
widow. It is thought that nuder these cir?
cumstances she ought not to bo in a state of
destitution, and her plea for assistance iu
farina pauperis appears to excito the dis?
gust of a majority of the party to which her
late husband belonged. Tho Pension Com?
mittee do not couaider themselves author?
ized, under existing laws, to graut a peusiou
exceeding S30 per month, but with bitter
irony suggest that, if Mrs. L.'s claim is on
account of extraordinary military or naval
services, it had better bo referred to the
military or naval committee! This is the
unkindest cut of all, ns it is generally under?
stood that the only "services" rendered by
tho lady have boen to persons who had axes
to grind at tho White House, and were
willing to "come down" handsomely for
back-stairs help iu getting thom sharpened.
Tho New York Sunday Times hopes Mrs.
Lincoln will now subside. She has boen
too much before tho public already for her
own credit, and her "best holt," as Artemus
Ward would have expressed it, is obscurity.
It is said that certain overtures have been
made to tho United States Government by
thc authorities of Hay ti and San Domingo,
w hich, if .successfully carried ont, will result
in the annexation of those islands to the
United States. At a special meeting of thc
Coram i I tee of Foreign Affairs, on Saturday,
it is said, for tho discussion of thc matter,
it was decided to report a resolution in thc
Senate declaring in imbstunco, that thc
Government would cheerfully accept and
ratify any negotiations coming from the
proper civil authorities and people of Hayti
aud San Domingo, having in view an inten?
tion to become a part of tho territory of the
"LOST CAUSES."-When Kossuth was
beaten by Austria in his war for Hungarian
liberty, a more completely "lost cause"
never seemed so apparent. Yet time rolled
round, and to Hungary was conceded all tho
rights for which she fought twenty years
before. To thia example may be added that
of Italy, and both rai.se tho question why
should tho South despair or her sons desert
her? asks tho Mobile Register.
SOUTHERN SECURITIES IN NEW YORK.
From the Herald, of Monday, we learn that
Southern securities, on Saturday, under?
went quito a re-action from tho high prices
prevailing week before last, and heavy sales
were made by those who had purchased in
tho upper figure.
MESSBS. E. J. HALE SS SON'S, 1? Murray street,
New York, will publish in iv few ?lays, a Novel,
illustrative ol'Southern Homo Life, by a lady of
Tennessee, a native of Alabama, called "MINOR
PLACE." Price $1.50. Sent hy mail lo auy ad?
dress, post-paid, on receipt of price. Orders so?
Any Editor who will insert tho above, with this
note, and send his paper, marked, containing tho
same to the Publishers, will receive a copy, by
mail, free. Feb 5 1
Richland County-In Equity.
DECREE Foil FORECLOSURE.
lames U. Adams rs. John Kleekley.- Under De?
cree of the Circuit Court, sitting in Equity.
WILL be sold, on tho FIRST MONDAY in
MARCH next, beforo tho Court House, in
Columbia, between tho hours of ll A. M. and 3 P.
M., all that LOT OF LAND, (part of tho mort?
gaged premisos,) situate, lying and being noar
tho city of Columbia, in tho County of Richland,
on tho Camden Road-butting and bounding to
tho North on the Canillen Road; East by tho lands
of Dr. John Wallace; and to tho South und Wost
by lands of tho Eata'o of Robert Latta; contain?
ing l'OUR ACRES, moro or less, upon tho follow?
ing 1KBMS, to wit: One-third cash, and tho balance
upon such credit as may bo agreed upon by tho
Solicitors ot the partie?; to bo announco.l on tho
day Ol salo. lho credit portion to bo secured by
bond and mortgage of th<; premisos, insnraneo ot
tho property, (tho policy to bo assigned,) and
personal security: Provided, That ir the pur?
chaser shall pay one-half cash, the personal secu?
rity may bj dispensed with, should all of tho other
terms herein required bo complied with. Tho
purchaser to pay for papers and stumpy
Feb 5 till 1). R. MILLER. O. O. P.
Columbia and Augusta Railroad.
1 i\f\ SHARES for salo by
LliU Jan 24 ORE?10, PALMER A CO.
^jy HITE PINE COMPOUND,
ORRIS TOOTH POWDER,
MUSTANG LI NT M KN J',
BAY RUM, Ac,
Just received and for salo at
E. E. JACKSON'S
F. b.r> Drng Store.
R. & OT. G. S warfield's,
SILK MIXED CASSIMERE BUSINESS SUITS,
Black, Brown and Dino ENGLISH WALKING
Extra Fine Westo? England BROADCLOTH
Best Fitting White Linen Buxom SHIRTS.
While Jeans DRAWERS, manufactured expressly
OASES SILK HATS, Regular Stylo,
CASES SILK HATS, Broadway Style,
T O TRIS T H A T S ,
H V PS,
VALISES, ol' overv st- !
PANKNIN'S HEPATIC BITTERS,
THEY CURE DYSPEPSIA,
ANTI ALI. DISUSES or Tin:
STOMACH AND LIVER.
Tlir.Y itu: RECOMUBXDr.il Ut rill
MEDICAL CULT "V.
IIEGEMAN ?t OO.,
.-WEXTS, XI-:tr YORK.
Manufactured by C. F. PANKNIN,
CHEII3T AMD APOTHECARY, 2
CHARL K ts T O N, S. C. ?
?S*/'"or Sale bp Druggists Everyir/if*re."S2>
S. R. Flour, eic.
OH nm's- s- u- FLOUR,
? \ * ."i Bids. Superior Buckwheat Flour,
Barrels Sugar Drips,
Barrels New Crop N. O. Molasses,
Tierces New Crop West Indies do.
In slore and for sale hy C. H. BALDWIN.
Diamond Hams, &c. .
1PIERCES ' Davis Jr." DIAMOND HAMS, the
Tierces "Orango brand llama -a good article,
" Breakfast Bacon, Ac, received and for
sale by C. H. BALDWIN.
DR. D. L. BOOZER, grateful for the liberal
patronage he has received from the citizens
of this city and the surrounding District, daring
the patt yi ar, respectf ully announces that ho now
permanently establishes himself in Columbia. All
operations on the natural Teeth faithfully per?
formed. ARTIFICIAL CASES, in every approved
method, carefully and satisfactorily executed
among which he would call special attention to
that known as Reynold.*1 Patent; and of his suc?
cess in constructing Artilicial Cases by this beau?
tiful and durable process,ho is enabled, with con?
fidence, to refer to bin patients and to the
patentee. Oflico on Main street, over First Na?
tional Bank. Jan H
I. SULZB ACHEB,
Watches, JEWELRY, Spectacles, Etc.,
NEXT DOOlt To I'lKKNIX OKKICK,
MA IX STREET, COLUMBIA, S. C.
THE undersigned has on hand,
^[y^l^and is constantly receiving, i
'complete assortment of GOODS^
in tho above line, and will dispose of them at
fair prices. As he is a practical jowoler, his arti?
cles can bo depended upon. His stock of SPEC?
TACLES is unsurpassed, and suited to any ago
oyo. Give him a call and inspect his stock.
.Tau 15 Siiiii of tho Green Spectacles.
The Due West Female College.
THIS ls ono of tho most il mrishing
Institutions in the Stato. Pupils ro
0 ived at any time, and charged from
time of entering.
TUITION-including Lat in and French,
?4.00 per month. Boarding, including
fuel and washing, $14.?50 per month.
Doo 15 tufSmo J. I. BONNER, President.
The census returns of St. Louis shows a
population of 202,400. Major Thomas
claims 250,000, and demands a new enume?
The weather has been so fino in Minneso?
ta that tho Legislature finds itself unable to
keep a quorum for more than nn hour a
A handsome set of plate has been pre?
sented to Mrs. Abraham Liucoln by the
admirers of her husband, at Frankfort-ou
A Western farmer says ho raises 100
bushels of potatoes to the acre, which would
be a big thing if he didu't raise boys enough
to eat thom all up.
A man in St. Louis recently got married,
ou Tuesday, got tho chills on Wednesday,
wrote his will ou Thursday, went mad on
Friday, and died on Saturday.
It was wittily, but somewhat ungallantly
suid, that a womun is the very reverse of her
mirror-tho ono reflects without talking,
and the other talks without reflecting.
Francis I having asked Castelan, Bishop
of Orlenos, whether ho waR of noble extrac?
tion: "Sire," replied he, "Noah hud throe
sons in the ark-I cannot say from which of
them I descended."
Much excitement prevails at the Oneida
coinmuuity, in New York, on account of
tho sudden disappearance of five of tho
men and as many women, who arc supposed
to have eloped together.
A Berkshire girl, says the Boston Poul,
walked fourteen miles through the snow tho
other day to marry a young man who
couldu't com J to her house for fear of a six?
shooter which thc stern parent carried.
The thriving city of San Francisco re?
joices in H?X theatres, half a dozen circuses
and about 150 dog fights nightly, not lo
mention tho prize ring amusements which
aro about as plentiful as blackberries in the
month of June.
In Huntsville, Ala., the other day, a mol?
dier by accident dropped a set of silver
spoons from his pocket. He had confisca?
ted them that morning at his boarding?
house. He admitted to having served in
thc war under Butler.
MOKE EARTHQUAKES.-Slight shocks of
earthquakes liavo been disturbing tho good
people of San Francisco for thc last two or
three days. Thc subterranean powers over,
there are perhaps getting ready for thc
opening of tho Pacific Railroad.
Gen. Wade Hampton says: "Von cannot
go on to a cotton plantation in Alabama,
now, without hearing tho command, 'Se?
nator, start right smart to your cotton
picking, 'Judge, you go and bring my horst
around to tho stoop;' or, 'Colonel, have ii
s'toe put on that mule right ulong.'"
Sixty folio volumes aro daily filled will
the accounts of tho Bank of England, and
eight book binders are constantly employ?e
in pnttiug these volumes together. Th?
number of bunk notes printed daily ii
General Robert E. Lee has been elected
President of tho Bible Society of Rock
bridge County, Virginia, and has issued t
short address to tho citizens of tha
County in behalf of tho object of tho so
ciety-which is to supply every family in tin
County with a copy of the Bible.
A terrible warning to bachelors is the ex
pcrienco of Henry Kincaid, of Stafford
who having lived singlo to his fifty-soventl
year, married a girl of seventeen last fall
and last week was consigned to the insau
asylum nt Concord, N. H.
A French chemist has invented a new wa;
of preparing glass for mirrors. It is coatei
sith an exceedingly thiu layer of platinum
ana becomes, mysteriously, not only a per
feet mirror, but also remains so traasparen
that it may still be used for windows.
General Rawlings recently dined with
man who partook of wino rather freely, au
became talkative. Finally tho latter said
speaking of somebody : "Oh, that mino ci.
erny would write a book!" "Your enemy,
said Rawlings, pointing to the bottle, "don
A midget of gold, worth $9,000, was rt
ccntly mined ont of tho bowels of the earl
in Now South Wales. It was found near
spot where, three weeks before, a lump c
the auriferous, valued at $6,000, was rev?ale
to tho searchers. Lot tis go to New Sont
A lively vendetta is in progress in LaFai
etto County, Miss. Tho trouble arose abot
tho renewal of n note for $2,500, and no
half tho whole neighborhood is hunting tl
other 1 alf, and throe or four men have bet
A huge chignon saved n woman's life i
Pittsburg, on Wednesday. Somo carole
boys were shooting pigeons, when it ba
from their gun glanced through tho windo
of an adjacent boarding house, on Fou ri
avenue, and lodged in tho chignon worn L
a lady in the room, tho unusual sizo
which prevented thc .skull being cracked.
A young man at Connorville, in Gil
County, Tennessee, on Thursday evenin;
wbilo standing on tho licor, in tho act
being married, was shot down by tho broth
of his bride. Ho fell in the arms of the d
voted girl, who, assisted by friends, co
veyeil him to a bed, when, at her roques
the marringo ceremony was finished, si
exclaiming that sho would rather mourn
dead husband thau a dead lover. In a ff
minutes, the newly-made husband expire
Tho murderer escaped.
VOICE PROM TUB CHURCH-YARD.-Tl
following is an inscription on a tomb-stoi
in Massachusetts. It is beautiful:
I carno in tho morning-it was spring,
And I smiled;
I walked out ut noon-it was summer,
Aud I was glad;
I sat mo down ut even-it was autumn,
And I was sud;
I laid mo down at night-it was winter,
And I slept.
COURT OF COMMON PDEAS AND GENEBAD
SESSIONS-Thursday February 4.-The case
of William Holmes was resumed, aud, aftor
an able argument by Hon. J. D. Popo, for
the defence, nnd Mr. Solicitor Talley, for tho
State, tho jury returned a verdict of guilty.
Tho Graud Jury returned the following bills:
Thomas Green-larceny; Jonas Miller
grand larceny; Jonas Avery-receiving
stolen goods-true bills. Louisa Sigbtler
assault and battery-no bill. Tho State vs.
Peggy Belton, (colored,) who was indicted
for an assault and battery upon a lady, was
commenced, but tho hour of adjournment
having arrived, was not finished. Mr. So?
licitor Talley is assisted in the prosecution
by James D. Tradewell, Esq. W. G.
Whipper, a colored lawyer, appears for the
defence. Robert Cooper, who was charged
with complicity iu tho robbing of tobacco,
during the fire ut Gregg's Hall, was acquit?
ted-the evidence not boiug deemed suffi?
cient to convict. S. W. Melton, Esq.,
appeared for tho prisoner, and Solioitor
Talley for the State.
"Cast up by tho Sea," is the title of a
neatly bound volume, by Samuel Baker,
Esq., for a copy of which we are indebtod
to Messrs. Duffie Sc Chapman. This story
has excited considerable attention, and seve?
ral editions have been issued by rival pub?
lishers. The author dedicates tho present
work to all boys, (from eight to eighty,) as
a story of fiction combined with certain
facts. And truly it is a highly entertaining
work; containing many thrilling scenes;
several of which are tastefully illustrated.
This edition ks published by Harper &
Brothers, at the moderate rato of seventy
five cents a copy.
FAST ANO CHEAP PUNTING.-Wo have
added a fast card press-of tho Degener Sc
Weiler patent-to tho machinery of the
Phatnix office; and have also made additions
to our stock of fancy typo, cards, paper, etc.
Persons in want ot' auy styles of book and
job printing, are invited lo call and examine
wimples and priers. Cards printed ut short
notice, and at prices varying from S3.50 to
?10 per thousand.
Header--male reader, we menu-havo
yon examined the stock of hats which Mr.
Hoke-at Anderson's old stand-has on
hand? Tho Alpine, Tourists, etc.? No?
Well, just for curiosity, if nothing else,
stop iu and look. He has au elegant stock
-soft and hard, whito and colored-whioh
he will furnish to the hatless-so he asserts
-at such low ratos that it is almost an in?
sult to the general community for one of
the male gender to bo without a new tile.
MAH, ARUANOEUE??TS.-Tho post office is
open during the week from 8)? a. m. to 6 p.
m. On Sundays, from 4 to 5 p. m. The
Charleston and Western mails are open for
delivery at 5 p. m., and close at 8% p. m.
Charleston night mail opeu 8}? a. m., olose
4.1? p. m. Northern open for delivery 2
p. m., close a. m. Greenville open for
delivery 5 p. m., close 8}4 P- m
Capt. Stanley has for sale a little article,
which upon examination, will commend
itself to tho heads of families-"Much
more's completo family glue pot." A per?
fect bijou. It is handy to have in tho house,
Mrs. Toodles declares. Buy one, you will
find use for it nearly every day in tho week.
CASH.-Our terms are strictly cash-no
exceptions. If an advertisement is to bo
inserted, hand over tho money; if a paper is
subscribed for, thc inouey must accompany
tho order-otherwise no attention will be
paid to them. This rule will bo adhered to.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special attention
is called to the following advertisements,
published for thc first time thif* in riling:
D. B. Miller-Mortgage Sale.
Panknin's Hepatic Bitters.
R. A- W. C. Swuffield-Clothing.
E. E. Jackson-Camphor Ice, ko.
Messrs. E. J. Halo Sc Son-New Book.
One of the Counties iu Indiana waa for
gottou in re-districting that State for Sena?
tors last year, and is without representation
in that branch. It gives from 900 to 1,000
Pnoor.Kss.-Columbus sailed to tho Ame?
rican coast in a 100 ton ship, and firstlanded
upon tho Island of St. Domingo. LaBt
week, a vessel from St. Domingo unloaded
in New York over 400 tons of St. Croix
Rum for P. H. Drake Sc Co., of that city.
This is but a few weeks' supply of this arti?
cle, which these gentlemen uso in tho man?
ufacturo of tho celebrated PXJANTATION
BrrrEits. Wo aro informed by au exchango
that Messrs. Drake Sc Co. havo not adver?
tised a dollar for a year, but that tho sales
of this article continue at tho former OUO?
roou.s figure. In 1801, thu receipts of tho
PLANTATION BITTERS were equal to thoao of
the New York Sc New Haven Railroad.
MAONOL?A WATER-Superior to the best
imported German Cologne, and eold at half
the price. F?|it3