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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Thursday Morning, June 17. 1869.
From m. "\Ve?lcrn Ktlitor.
Di. L. D. MORSE, tho accomplished
editor of the St. Louis Journal of Agri?
culture, nceoir-puuied tho Illinois editors
in their recent Southern excursion, and,
since his return, has written a, series, of
Tory interesting articles, giviug an ac?
count of tho trip generally, with his
impressions of tho country and tho peo?
ple, aud especially his vii-wa of the con?
dition of Agriculture in. tho South, the
character and capacity of tho Boil, etc.,
etc The articles are written in n kind
and generous spirit, but, at tho same
time, with frankness und candor. The
concluding article np poured in tho Jour?
nal of the 29th ult., and, taking it for
granted that our renders would be
interested in learning what is said of us
and our country by a gentleman so kindly
disposed toward us, aud of so much
intelligence, as Dr. Morse, wo make
room for the following extracts :
Not much could be learned thoroughly
OU this most important subjoct in such a
trip as we have described. It is safo to
soy, however, that the oonditiou of agri?
culture in tho South, so fur ns wc hud an
opportunity to observe it, is very back
ward. Thero is a notable scarcity of
improved implements, and a want of
skill for tho uso of them. We saw but
very little good plowing, most of it being
done with bingle mules or horses, with
cast iron plows of inferior shape, about
as large as our coinmou corn plows.
Plows with woolen mould boards are
not uncommon in some localities. Of
course the plowing is quito shallow. "We
are aware that different soils require
different plows, and that somo soils will
not as readily bear deep plowing as
others ; yet it is undoubtedly true that
nearly all Boils may be improved by deep
plowing. With some, or perhaps most,
it ia better to be deponed gradually.
As au excuse for using wooden mould
board plows, we heard it stated that they
oould not get plows that would scour in
the cane-brake land. On this point wo
asked a St. Louis plow manufacturer,
who is extensively acquainted in the
South, who said there was no difficulty
in making plow? that would scour and
do good work in the cane-brake land ;
they should be made of tool steel, and
he said Southern men will not pay the
prico of them. They have boon in the
habit of buying their plows at about $5
each, and will not pay $25 or $30 for
such a steel plow ns would suit their
soil. Another difficulty is,, that thu
negroes Uko the plows they have boen
accustomed to, aud dislike new things.
They say our steel plows oro very pretty
plows, but "they ain't no account." We
certainly rocommond n littlo moro two
horse plowing for the South.
Another very notable feature is tho
great scarcity of grass, clover, etc. It is
evidently not ns easy to grow gross at
the South us at tho North, but we feel
confident that sufficient effort has not
been made in raising forage crojis. That
red clever will grow there in many lo?
calities, wo thought was demonstrated
by the fact that wo saw it growing ulong
the railroad, self-sown; yet we did not
see a field of clover. We saw Kentucky
blue grass doing well in a emnotor? at
Selma, but perhaps it would not do as
well without shade. Lucerne, wc ure
confident, would do well ou many of the
Southern soils. It' more forage crops
eau be raised in the South, and more
cattle k' pt, a great gain may bo effected.
The fertility ol tho soil may bo main?
tained by a fit-cater variety and better ro?
tation of crops, as well as hy tho manure
afforded by cattle. "No grass, no cattle;
no cattlo, no manure; no manure, no
grain," is a motto well worth consider?
ing by farmers everywhere. There is at
present manifestly a gr*?at disposition to
agricultural improvement in the South,
probably much greater than ever existed
before-a disposition to cut up tho im?
TEMP EB OF THE SOUTHERNERS.
Some of our readers will desire and
expect us to say something of the state
of feeling among Southern people. We
give it as our conviction, from all that
we have learned, that most of the best
men of the South-those whose opinions
aro most valnable-aro satisfied, as they
repeatedly said, to accept the situation,
to let politics alone, and to direct their
attention to the industrial interests of the
country as the true source of prosperity.
Wo are well satisfied that, in tho locali?
ties wo visited, any Northern man may
locate for industrial pursuits, and bo wel?
comed and well treated. If lingoes there
to seek official positions the case will bl
quito different. That many mere adven
hirers, and worthless scapegraces, h a vi
gone South since the war to seek politi?
cal advancement is generally admitted,
and this has generated a state of feeling
on the subject thero that is not imf re
quently carried to extremes. Wo learned
of one or two instances where Northen
men lind located, and expended tens ol
thousands of dollars for agricultural oi
other similar pursuits, and were treat?:,
with all the cordiality Unit could be de
sired until, in the course of events, fron
force of circumstances rather than choice
they were drawn into accepting ofliei
under Government, when the whole tenoi
of treat ment was nt once changed, am
no epithet of abuse has been loo seven
lo apply to the hapless individuals. This
if our information is correct, and we re
ceived it from old and respected citizen:
of the South, is unjust and ungenerous
Ml extreme for which WO sec no pallia
tiou, except perhaps the conduct of un
Those who settle in tho South, fron
the North, will find many advantages it
going in small colonies. Many of tin
hugo plantations, that may be bough
very cheap, would make fifteen or tweu
ty good-sized farms for small farmers.
Such a community could procure the im?
plements, etc, desired, more economi?
cally than could be dono singly. They
could unite for Behool purposes and wor?
ship, making a little society of congenial
tastes if desired. We will remark, how?
ever, that Southerners, generally, aro the
beat and kindest neighbors in the world,
so far as neighborly conduct is concern?
SOUTHERN VS. NORTHERN MANNERS.
In regard to social amenities, there is,
on an average, quite a contrast between
Northerners and. Southerners.^ The for?
mer are thrifty and enterprising; in a
business way they look out for number
one; and socially they do much tho
same. The Southerners are never in a
burry; they are often sadly deficient in
thrift aud enterprise; but they nre
generous and accommodating-some?
times to a fault. They aro generally
thoughtful and considerate for the com?
fort and happiness of those around them,
whether stranger or acquaintance. This
ia what constitutes genuine politeness.
Northerners, who ure polito aud affable
enough under somo circumstances, nro
so reserved aud cool, and so utterly
thoughtless of the comfort of others
around them, in other circumstances,
that they do not get crodit for as much
kindly feeling as they really possess. We
might illustrate our meaning by nume?
rous cases which ocourred on our excur?
sion trip, but it is unnecessary.
Tho results of the excursion, composed
of so largo a number, and representing
so large a portion of the Northern press,
ought to be, and we believe will be,
highly salutary. Northerners had au
opportuuity to see tilt "fire-entiog
Southerners" in their homes-enjoyed
their hospitality and kindness, and cer?
tainly saw much to admire, not only in
the people themselves, but in their beau?
tiful flower-bedecked land. The South?
erners will at least bo interested in read?
ing so many and various opinions of
themselves and their country as will be
given to the world by tho Northern edit?
ors. It will lead to more charitable and
neighborly feelings between the people
of the two seotions of country. To be
in love and charity with our neighbors is
highly desirable socially, and as a Chris?
tian duty is one of the most sacred and
Meian. Scott, William? St Co.
MR. EDITOR: This deservedly popular
banking firm are now erecting a new and
tasteful building, of modern architec?
ture, with large, well arranged nnd secure
vaults against fire and burglars, opposite
the site pf tho old Bank of tho State,
their present locality. Mr. E. J. Scott,
the principal of the Columbia branch of
the firm, is an old and esteemed citizen,
a native Carolinian, of the status of the
old school, by profession a banker. He
was for many years before tho late war
connected with one of the banks of this
city, distinguished for his courtesy,
honesty, integrity and Christian bearing.
Commanding tho entire respect and un?
fading confidence of tho community,.'ho
is numbered amongst the few who fill
the poet's measure, "Au honest mau, the
noblest work of God."
It has always been considered n very
high compliment in this community, in
speaking of another, to say ho is as
honest a man as E. J. Scott. Wielding
as be does au ultnost unlimited capital,
being satisfied with a reasonable profit,
his institution has sufficed to checkmate
to a considerable extent the usurious and
exhoihitunt operations of others. He
is, therefore, looked upon ns a public
Tho transactions of this firm, as the
writer learns, have exceeded during thc
past season $6,000,000, and is destined,
doubtless, to control the finance and mo?
nopolize the business of thia section
during tho coming season.
To their new edifice they carry the
heart's gratitude and abiding confidence
of business society. Tho writer wishes
them reuewed success, a long life, a
happy and bright future.
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AN ENTOMOLOGIST AND HIS GUEST.
There is a story, perhaps forgotten by
all but men who were students at a cer?
tain collego nearly thirty years ago, of
au enthusiastic professor of entomology,
not celebrated for his exercise of hospi?
tality, who waa so delighted at tho ar?
rival of nu eminent piirsurer of insects,
that ho invited him to board and bed in
chambers. Next morning Mr. Madly
greeted his guest:
"And how did ye sleep the nicht, Mes
! ter Beehemouth?
"Not very well; strange bed, perhaps.
I "Ah!" quoth tho doctor, eagerly, "yo
were just bitten by something, eh?"
"Well, to tell you the truth, doctor, I
"Just think of that! Bitten, war ye?
Now, can ye say it was anything note?
worthy that bit ye? Peculiar, eh?"
! "Fleas, I think. But such devils for
biting I never mot in my life."
j "I should think so, indeed, (with great
glee.) They're Sicilia i fleas. J imported
j them myself."
RELIEF FOR Mn. SUMNER.-The New
York Tribune is g! 'd to hear that Mr.
Senator Sumner is going to California.
IL intimates slyly that he will bo apt to
forget Mio Alabama claims in the great
, question that is coming up there-"what
to do with tho Chinese?"
"Tho counsel." said a learned judge,
"will do well to pluck some of tho
feathers out of the wing of his imagina?
tion and stick them into tho tail of his
, Sitkn Ls becoming civilized. It has
taverns, gambling houses, robberies,
? murders, "caucuses'' and political fights
I at delegate elections.
Thc Great Cralg?Spr*gtie Ca??.
The friends of Mv. Sprague give the
other side of tho great breach of promise
Mr. Sprague admits that he proposed
marriage to the injured plaintiff, induced
thereto bj the representations of ber
mother. After th? engagement, she
grumbled at the non-affectionate tono of
his letters, and "direoted" bim to,?ddroas
ber always ns "My Dear Amanda." She
said she had been engaged before, but
that her lover hot! deserted her /or '*n
rich old widow." Miss Craig was going
to give her rival "Hail Columbia."
After they had been engaged some time,
she told Sprague that ehe had had au
abortion produced upon her, at whioh he
was "horror-struck, and resolved never
to seo her nguiu. The story about tho
mistress was "the invention of on inqui?
sitive old woman who had better mind
her own business." Spraguo de nies thc
money exhibitions, and that the mar?
riage was postponed at her request.
During his testimony, tho following let?
ter was read :
Muccauuw, thursday in
morning july 19, 18Gb.
"my Dear Amanda So you say you
Love mo how it is Possible I say to my?
self tho way you have neted in the matre
towards mo you know it was wrong to
Demand of me what you did know you
hud no right to Do 80 So I thought I
would t.nke a Plesur Trip expecting to
return in the course of 2 years I nm
stooping now ou the island of macennuw
Between Luke michigan and Lake On?
tario, my dear you emmott compel? me
to do nny thing but God can. O God
I call on him to Protect me and save mo
farm sinning against his high Laws, now
my dear you should ave used kind wu rd
to me instead of saying you was ageing
to take tho Law, i do not fear nil tho
Doavells in hell if I am Right, and god
is on my side. I know it will be the
causo of roy Death, (fair well) fairwell,
fair well, May God bless you. Being
the last time that I expect to seo you let
my name sink never to be thought of
mor. so you soy to me that your friends
will use pistil well I am prepared to use
them just as fast as the kin andas kuick.
/ kan file my wate in yid kats. * * *
I am inisornbil iu my heart sinse I parted
with you. The gong rings for dinner,
fair well God bless you my luv fair well.
Your devout Elisha.
It is said that Sprague was a tolerably
handsome fellow, a few years ago, and
when he won the heart of Miss Amanda
he dressed well, dyed his hair and whis?
kers, and wore a brilliant set of teeth.
He iu described by a former acquaintance
of his as having boen rather an enter?
taining conversationalist, endowed with
a good memory, and having a happy
faculty of adopting the experiences of
other men and making them his own.
But when he ceased to sue Amanda, and
she commenced to sue him, he took him?
self to pieces.
At the suggestion of his counsel, pre?
vious to bis uppearance os defendant, he
grubbed out his front hair, laid aside his
teeth, and wore shabby clothes. He
sowed pimples, and devoted himself to
tho cultivation of "arisplace." Ho be?
stowed his attention on ?ide issues, en?
couraged blindness in his eyes, and en?
deavored to manufacturo out of his for?
mer self an object which, in tho eyes ol
n juror, could never have inspired n
spark of passion in tho bosom of n
schoolmistress. Tho little locket, how?
ever, which she seems to have kept night
and day next to her heart, was freely ex?
hibited in tho court-room, and tho con?
trast between the counterfeit present?
ment of tho gallant of former days and
tho withered-looking individual who had
boen presented in tho flesh, was ns
I striking HR that pointed out by Hamlet
I between Hamlet's father and Hamlet's
fat lier's brother.
The scene iu thc court-room when the
verdict was rendered was thoroughlj
characteristic of Chicago. The jury re
tired at 3 o'clock, and after an absence
of scarcely five minutes returned. Th(
clerk called the roll, and, amid a breath
less suspense on tho purt of all present,
tho foreman announced tho verdict ii
favor of tho plaintiff to the full amount
j of damages claimed, 8100,000. The firsl
ballot cust by the jury to decide as tc
tho verdict, stood devon for 8100,000,
and one for 800,000 damages iu favor ol
plaintiff. The 800,000 man remarkei"
that he guessed ho would go tho whole
j swine, and withdrew his pasteboard, ro
placing it with a ballot for tho amount
Tho effect of tho verdict upon the au
dieuco in the court room was something
never to bo forgotten by those who wit
uessed it. When tho jury took tbei
stand in tho box a number of the lookers
on behind tho bar quietly rose from tbei
seats, and looked anxiously and eugerh
forward. No one seemed to breathe
The fair plaintiff, who covered her eye:
with a handkerchief when tho jury en
tered, looked up wistfully, and bent ove
the arm of tho chair, awaiting the fiuu
When tho verdict was announced, tin
hall resounded with cheers, clapping o
bands, boisterous laughter, aud such yell
as would have weakened tho knees of ;
warrior. Tho plaintiff's head fell upoi
tho shoulder of ber mother, and a gram
rush was made from outside tho bur to
sv ?rd the 3100,01)0 party, tho lady victor
mother, brother, and sinilingcounsel fo
congratulation. Hand-shaking, patting
of the shoulder, kisses, and weeping wer
tho order of tho hour. Tho court-roon
was a Babel. Judge Wilcox rose fron
bis magisterial seat, and in a loud voie
commanded order, but order could no
be restored, and tho great crowd grail
nally made its exit from the door.
Sprague deserves his punishment
How weak it was in him not to have ful
Ulled bis promise of marriage! In Chicng
he could at any timo have got a divorc
for n thousand dollars nt most, an
thereby havo saved himself ninety an
. ino, besides the mortification of bavin
his atrocious letters readout aud printci
His conduct in this regard, like tho lei
tors themselves, tends to show with lur
little wisdom much money can bo mad<
JC. o o alit?e aaa. m
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS AND GENERA
SESSIONS, Saturday, June 12, 1869.
The caso of tho . State vs. John Neel;
aud Charles Parker, continued from yee
tcrday, was resumed, and ably arguei
by Mr; Strauford Rico for tho dofencc
and Solicitor Talley and W. S. Mootch!
for tho Stato. Tho case was gi von ti
the jnry, who, in a very short time, re
turned a verdict of guilty.
The Grand Jury returned into Cour
with the following:
. Tho State vs. Richard Jackson. Lar
ceny. No bill.
State vs. Ishmael Goodwin. Assaul
j and battery. No bill.
State vs. Kate Jones. Assault nm
bnttory. No bill.
Stato vs. Elisha Johnston. Assail!
and battery. No bill.
Stato rs. Wm. G. Bower. Assault nm
battery. No bill.
State r.s. Jane Smith. Assault nut
battery. No bill.
State r.s. J. Michaelis. Assault ant
battery. No bill.
Stato rs. John Muck. Larceny. Nc
State rs. Wm. H. Sligh. AsyanJ.t and
battery with a knife. True bill.
! Tbo Solicitor having no furthor busi
I ness for their attention, they, af tor a
short absence, made tho following pre
The Grand Jury, after careful exami?
nation of tho various matters pertaining
to their duty, respectfully make the fol?
Tho County jail was fouud in good con?
dition. The prisoners ure well cared for;
having good food nnd proper treatment,
mid the jail being new is free from all the
inconveniences attending old buildings.
The cells are secure, as is thc entire build?
ing, and it is scarcely possible for pris?
oners to escape, unless assistance is re?
ceived from the outside, which has been
the case within the last few weeks; and,
for the purpose of preventing such as?
sistance being rendered, and conversa?
tions being held with the prisoners from
tho outside, tho Grand Jury would ro
I commend that the County Commis?
sioners have the jail enclosed by a sub?
stantial fence. This would add greatly
to tho security of the jail.
Tho Court House and offices, which
have been provided for the County offi?
cers, are convenient and well arranged.
Tho jury rooms nre not os comfortable
as they should be, and any improvement,
therefore, would be advisable.
Tho report of the Superintendent of
the Connty Poor House has been laid be?
fore tho Grand Jury, and is herewith sub?
mitted. From the report of the Su?
perintendent, thero are now thirty in?
mates, being as many ns tho buildings
will accommodate, nnd if tho number is
increased additional buildings will bo re?
quired. The Superintendent reports
that "tho Couuty Commissioners have
done and are doing all in their power to
promote tho comfort, health, and well?
being of theso unfortunate public benefi
I ciaries, but the lack of funds or credit
j preveuts a full execution of tho law."
? The Grand Jury would especially recom
j mend this institution to tho caro of the
i County Commissioners, and urgo them
to have additional qunrters provided in
I tho event of tho list of paupers being in
! creased. This class of citizens aro
especially deserving the care of the
County, and their condition should be
amt borated as greatly as circumstances
Tho Grand Jury is unable to report
upon tho Couuty officers, several of them
having been recently elected, and suffi?
cient limo has not elapsed to enable the
Grand Jury to determine as to their effi?
Tho Grar-3 Jury would call the atten?
tion of the Legislature to tho fact that
the criminal docket of this court is al?
ways so full, aud will probably continuo
so for some years, that the great aud im?
portant civil business, affecting the pros?
perity of the entire community, which
now cumbers tho dockets cannot be at?
tended to unless sonic provision is made
to relieve tho Circuit Judge of some of
his labor. From tho fact of Columbia
being a city, and the capital of the State,
tho idle-and vicious from all parts con?
gregate here; and, ns they do not work,
many resort to theft and other crimes.
In this County it is probable that crimes
will increase instead of diminish, and as
tho Grand Jury supposes tho city of
Charleston suffers in common with Co?
lumbia, it would respectfully recom?
mend tho Legislature to elect another
J inigo whoso special business shall be to
hold courts for criminal business, in
Charleston and Columbia, for such
periods of the year as the Legislatnro moy
determine-this Judge being subject to
tho orders of tho Chief Justice to be sent
to other circuits of the State, whenever
in any section tho number of criminal
cases interferes with the Circuit Judges
disposing of tho civil business of the
The Grand Jury would impress tho im
j portanco of this suggestion upon the Le?
gislature. Many of our citizens have been
deprived of their rights, and thousands
of dollars have been nud are being lost
on account of the delays of tho law nris
j ing from tho precedence of tho criminal
docket, and multitude of criminal cases.
Judging from the past three years, it will
: take at least four months in each year to
j try tho criminal oases in this County,
? and, without tho co-operation of a ipe
cial criminal court, this Jury is satis
lied our worthy Cirt'iiit Judge will be
unablo to dispuso of thc civil business of
I tho County.
In conclusion, tho Grand Jury would
i return thanks to tho Judge for his rd do
. charge, nnd to tho Solicitor for
I courtesy and attention, which has assist
ed very materially in the progress of the
business which has devolved upon it.
S. L. LEAPHART, Foreman.
MONDAY, June 14.-The following
cases were tried:
The Stute r.s. Bill Robinson. Mali?
cious trespnRp. Not guilty. James 1).
Trudewoll for tho defence.
State vs. Alica Shibell. Grand Lar
oeuy. John T. Sloan, Jr., for tho de?
This caso occupied the greater pori
of the day, aud, tho argument of Mr.
Sloan was listened-to vtith much interest
by the whole Court. As there had boen
several confessions made by fheprisoner,
all of which were overcome by him, and
the jury, after an absence of about one
hour, returned a verdict of not guilty.
TUESDAY, Juno 15.-Stato vs. Henry
Scott, (colored.) Burglary and Larceny.
Tho prisoner having DO conunel, the
Judgo nppointed John T. Sloan, Jr.,
and H. W. Rice to defend him. Om
readers will recollect that, ju May last,
tho accused burglariously catered the
Duncan Hons through a window. He
was drunk, and, after coining ont of the
house, fill asleep near tho window,
through which bo had made in's entrance.
Eight keys fitting the doors of tho hons,
sud n silver bell, identified as tho pro
perty of Mr. Gary, tho prosecutor, wore
found in his pockets. lie. was surprised j
at early dawn with tho bia uko ts tukou
from the house nround him. This is
one of the boldest robberies which has
ever occurred in our city. Tho attorneys
did all thoy could for tho accused, but
with such evidence against him there
was nothing for the jury to do but to
bring in a verdict of guilty. This is the
first case that has ever beeu tried in this
Couuty in which the jury was composed
outirely of colored persons. Tho pri?
soner and jury all belong to the same
State vs. Malinda Webb and Nancy
Kennedy, colored. Grand Larceny.
This case occupied the attention of the
Court for tho most part of Tuesday, and
was prosecuted with great ability by
James D. Tradewell and Solicitor Talley
on part of the State, and the prisoners
ably represented by A. C. Haskell and
Sam W. Melton. The jury, after a long
deliberation, returned a verdict of not
WEDNESDAY, June 1G.-The Court was
occupied yCBterday, up to tho hour of
adjournment, in trial of the State vs.
Thomas Richardson aud W. H. W.
Gray, charged with tho homicide of
Dallas P. Smith.
The following aro the jurors chosen by
tho prisoners, all of them being colored
persons: Alex. Williams, Foreman, Cor?
nelius Palmer, Richard Smith, Phillip
Dukes, J. Webster, Jack Johnstou,
Richard Priolcau, Laurence Ferguson,
Wm. Mishaw, Abraham Reid, Joseph
Montgomery, A. Sneed.
The State is represented by Solicitor
Tallej' and Joseph D. Pope; the prisoner
by Carroll, Melton Si Melton.
A G BEAT INDUSTRIAD EXHIBITION.
Tho American Instituto will givo an ex?
position of agricultural, mechanical, ar?
tistic and oilier productions, in the city
of New York, commencing on the 8th
of September next. Persons having any?
thing to exhibit, and wishing to bo re?
presented, will receive circulars with full
particulars by addressing S. D. Tillman,
Corresponding Secretary of American
Iustitute, New York.
Tho Treasury Department offers "thc
information" that "many taxes are
being received, Newberry County being
the first to make payment into the Trea?
sury. In most of tho Counties collec?
tions aro hoing made, wdiile a few Trea?
surers have not yet received tho tax
books from the Auditors, but these will
soon bo ready. Tax-payers cvinco a
readiness and unxiety to sottlo their
taxes," and the department is glad to
learn that this spirit is quite generul.
Harding's Fire and Thief Detector bas
been exhibited for inspection at this of?
fice Thc alarm is conveyed by pistol
firing, bell ringing, and lamp lighting.
Cur deficiency iu mechanical education
prevents a technical criticism. We think
the morale is good, and the object lauda?
ble. Mr. A. Casparry, Agent, of Lau?
rens Court House, will bo happy to ex?
hibit to thc public his model, at the store
of Fisher, Lowrance & Fisher.
ARRIVALS AT COLUMBIA HOTET.., June
IC. - Herman D. Meiers, Sam. .7. Corrie
and indy, I). Gnmbrill, E. Hyman,
Charleston; R. Ii. McCaagberin, New?
berry; A. S. Douglass, W. E. Aiken,
Winusboro; B. F. Boulwaro, Farfield;
Wm. H. Ware, New Orleans; \V. H.
Evans, Thomas H. Symmons C. L.
Breckinridge and lady, John N. Fider
mnnn, Charleston; W. E. Charles, Dar?
lington; J.D. Chnmpliu, St. Louis; F.
J, Crew, Gainsville, Ga.
A few copies of tho 'Sack and Destruc?
tion of Columbia' can bo obtained at thc
Phonix office. Price twenty-five cents.
STATE J Jinns RECEIVABLE-IMPORTANT
DECISION.-D. H. Cbainberhun, Attor?
ney General, has recently decided thut
the bills receivable of tho State aro not
a good tender in payment of County
taxes-as on their face they aro simply
made receivable for "all dues to the
Jon OKITOE.-The J'/ionLc Job Office
is prepared to execute every style of
printing, from visiting and business cards
to pamphlets and books. With ample
material and first-class workmen, satis?
faction is guaranteed to all. If our work
docs not como np to contract, we*mahe
no charge. With this understanding our
business men have no excuse for sending
The New Orleaus Times makes tho fol?
lowing very signilicent remarks in rela?
tion to tho vory able document on South?
ern manufacturing by Col. J. B. Palmer,
presented to tho Memphis and New
Orleans Commercial Conventions, by our
delegate Dr. E. H. Hein i tah. Wo hopo
i he suggestions will bo acted upon, and
that we shall seo looming up in our midst
a thousand spindles, spiuning to thc
tune give us this way our daily bread.
Th? true interest of tho South is to
tuan il facture her raw material iuto nn
?dement of increased value, to the com
? nercial world, thereby securing its own
?abor und dispensing its blessing at
"According to tho ablo report of Col.
John ll. Palmer, of South Carolina,
which was ordered to be printed with
t lie proceedings of tho last Commercial
Convention, recently held in this city,
the Southern manufacturers eau now
make yarn cheaper than those North by
5c. upon each pound of manufactured
cotton. Yarns can bo manufactured and
delivered iu Europe at4??o. cheaper than
tho cotton can bo exported mid manu?
factured in Liverpool or elsewhere.
These statements oro supported by
figures and minute statistics as to the
price of wood, labor, cotton, nnd by
actual showing of books in different
factories. An ordinary crop of cotton
is worth to tho South $225,000,000.
Were tim col ton crop, however, manu?
factured into yarns, it would give the
South 8150,000,000 more of revenue.
As the mutter now stands, the South has
only 199,772 spiudles, where the North
has 5,848,477. Were tho whole crop
manufactured here it would pay to tho
lab rers, chiefly women and children,
830,000,000. It would pay this ?um to
the class that aro ordinarily non-pro?
"The foregoing statistics aro indorsed
by F. Cogiu, Superintendent of tho
Augusta factory, and that they deserve
consideration there can bo no doubt.
The conclusion they lead to is that yarn
samples should bo sent immediately" to
Europe to ascertain, by positive experi?
ment, and iu authoritative form, what
the preciso margin of difference in prices
is. If, after consultation with the manu
facturers, dealers r.nd others, residing in
Europe, these statistics are verified, as
they doubtless will be, an impetus will
bo given to mann factures which they
could derive from no oilier soured." ,
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is
; called lo tho following advertisements,
! published the first time this morning:
i N. G. Parker-Conversion of Ronds,
j W. H. Wigg-Citation,
i N. G. Parker-Interest on Bonds,
j Hostet tor's Bitters.
I Proclamation by State Canvassers.
Titos. Taylor-Renewal ot Stocks.
W. H. Stork-Administrator's Notice.
Craft Meeting of IN I tsouic Fraternity,
Meeting of Columbia Council, No. 5.
1). C. Peixotto & Son-Bacon, ?Sec.
Meeting of Broad Uiver Bridge Co.
D. C. Peixotto & Won-Meadow Hay.
The adoption nf all late improvements
evinces a determination to keep tho
AMERICAN HOUSE, Boston, where it ever
luis been-in ' a front rank of New
England hotels. J17
DR. TDTT'S CELEBRATED EXPECTORANT.
No MYSTERY-How IT ACTS.-First, it
detaches from the bronchial or wind
tubes the mucus of matter which some
limes adheres to them* with tho tenacity
of glue. Secondly, it mitigates the pain
an'' removes tho constriction of tho
bronchial tubes und muscles of the
chest. Thirdly, it resists the progress
j of inflammation ami assists the lungs to
throw oil' the irritating matter which ac
, cn mu lutes. J12 0
j The blood is the great nutritive fluid,
j Its office is two-fold. It provides mnte
! rial for the regeneration of all parts, and
! receiving tho products of their waste, it
j conveys them to proper organs for ro
: in oval from the system. Thus it carries
life to the body, and removing therefrom
effete matters, it. carries off tho seeds of
disease ami death. Pure blood is, in
tine, the giw1 nutritive element of tho
> body, the great nourisher of the tissues,
' e. very lift? of the flesh, tho very es
sene.? of health. HEINITSII'S QUEEN DE?
LIGHT ia the great medicine for the blood,
und everybody should try it. Ccuuthss
urn the testimonials in its favor. It is
? i roly ibo only medicine now ueeded ns a
slimmer louie and liver invigorator. Jil
Union Council, No. 5, lt. and S. M.
A STATED CONVOCATION will ht
M Ul ul Masonic Hall, Tills EVENING,
it s o'clock.
By order of T. T. O. H.
hmo l" A. .T. UK RUY, Recorder.
A.'. F.\ M.*.
A CRAFT MEETING or the Masonic
Fraternity will bo hold. THIS EVENING,
u Masonic Hall, ut H o'clock. A general
attendance is requested,
liv order of the Hoard of Trustees.
June 17 1 G. T. BEBO, .Secretary.