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Saturday Mormn*, Jone 19. HTC9.
KU neat lo II ut Hie Siiuth.
"Timos change," omi we must obaDgo
with them, lu the present state of af
fuirs, a different system must bo main
tained in tho instruction of our youth
than was held in our old and prosperous
days. A .classical oducutionaud tho?
rough collogiute course, is now such au
expensive, luxury as to ho beyond the
means of most of Southern parouts.
The merits of money are much moro ap?
parent when there is but little in the
parse; and the age is so intensely utili?
tarian and practical, that one must calen- j
late closely, and shape the purohase that
the most useful article may be thc fruit
of expenditure. ?
Tho purpose of this article is not to
depreciate a classical system of educa?
tion, for its ndvuntages and merits are so
positive that no oue, with justice, could
decry it; but we submit our necessities
demand a more practical course of train?
ing in our youth. Wo want in trade aud
commeroo ready-made business mon
suoh os tho commercial colleges propose
to turu out-men familiar with book?
keeping; ready and competent to control
the mysteries of journal and ledger;.who
are practical accountants; to whom the
merchant can safoly intrust the books of
his establishment. Wo want mechanics
and artisans; men who have acquired
their knowledge of their trade by me?
thodical training from boyhood. Handi?
craft can always make a living, apd
sometimes under circumstances where
head work would starve. It does uot
necessarily follow that being a trades?
man is au insuperable bar to fame or
fortuno. The history of our country
presents thousands of contradictory ex?
amples. The great country of Prussia
-was so impressed with the importance of
her citizens possessing the means of a
manual livolihood, that every male, from
tho crown prince down, in her domaiu,
was required and forced to serve the al?
lotted term in acquiring a trade. Under
this law, the prince became an c rt
printer. If prejudices exist against i
walk in lifo, surely they should bo abr
doned. It is both honorable and credit?
able; and certainly, if necessary, abun?
dant antecedents might be quoted in
support of its respectability and utility.
If the end could be attained to which
these remarks tend, it would realize the
Ailing of every position by white men,
to which they are entitled by superior
intelligence and education over the ne?
gro-who, viewed as a race, is unfitted
for auy other position than that of a la?
borer aud toiler in the field.
The printers' convention in Albany,
the reported meetings, and resolutions
passed by the various societies of me?
chanics throughout the Union, all take
into consideration tho exolusion of the
negro from competition with their mem?
bers. Let the negro go back to his legi?
timate province. Let him till tho soil,
and earn his bread in a sphere for which
he is so peculiarly fitted. If we fill up
every brauch of mechanical lifo with
white men, tho deduction is fair that the
business relating to their occupation will
flow into their hands, and that the negro
will bo compelled, by dire necessity, to
recede from competition, and seek those
congenial fields where he can only obtain
a certain and assured support. As thc
dover throughout our State is gradually
uprooting und destroying the grasses so
hurtful to the farmer, so will this pre?
ponderance of tho white mun remand tho
negro to his proper place. Wo publish
these reflections under a spirit of 6troug
conviction. We submit them as opinions
rather than facts; and wo honestly be?
lieve this result, which it is trusted will
be approved of by the Southern people,
can bc most easily attained by the chauge
suggested in our system of education.
TAX ON BROKHBS.-Commissioner Do
lano on Saturday mado his decision upon
the question submitted to him a few days
since by tho Board of Cotton Brokers of
New York as to their liability to pay the
tax of one-twentieth of ono per cent, upon
sums received by thom for negotiating
sales. He decides that they aro liable as
commission merchants on all sales in I
excess of $50,DOO made by or for them at |
the rate of ono dollar in each thousand,
except on thoso made through other
wholesale dealers who pay tax as such
and sell on commiesion, and are conse?
quently liable on sales made through
commeroial brokers, and are also liable
upon all sales negotiated by thom nt the
rate of fifty cents on each oue thousand
dollars, except those mude by or through
A radical paper iu Philadelphia says
with emphasis that Mrs. Grant is in favor
of tho government's giving a liberal pen?
sion to Mrs. Lincoln. As Mrs. Grant is
a President's wife, and reported to bc a
tensible woman withal, wo do not boliovo
that sho would bo guilty of tho indelicacy
of openly electioneering for tho establish?
ment of a precedent to insure to her own
Legal tenders-Tho lawyers' sweet?
WVbopy (rom the Biohmond Enquirer
extracts of speeches delivered by BOD.
Retort O aid ?nd W. W. Walker. It will
bo borne in^minjjl tjjat Mr. Gilbert
Walker, tho opponent of Wells for Go?
vernor, is a Northern man, whose dia?
meter is stich as to have gained the respect
and support of the Democrats of Vir?
. SEE EC II OJF COLON El. OU LU. ,
He commenced by saying that ho.be?
longed to thai? hard-headed, old-fashioued
class of people who/ didn't believe that a
tiegro was tho cream of thu earth and thc
joy of the universe. His heart had been
always responsive to tho doctrine that this
should bo a white man's government, and
that the uagro had no right to share in its
administration, not becauso he wus a ne?
gro, not because his skin was black, but
because he was uneducated, and unfit to
take part in its administration. When
the time carno for a canvass to take, place
on this platform, the negro himself
shifted it, and instead of equality claimed
superiority. He adverted to the teaching
of the carpet-baggers to the negroes, and
the ultimate, effect of it. Of tho carpet?
baggers, he said their rapacity was insa?
tiable; their months were Mediterranean
and their stomachs could never be filled.
They absorbed all that came to them, aud
gave back nothing. In regard to the
Underwood constitution, he said t hat it
was so monstrous that both tho Congress
of the United States and General Grant
said, ''this thing can't be; it is a crime
against Civilization." And the two most
obnoxious clauses havo been submitted
to a separate vote. This proposition
came from a radical Congress nnd a Re?
publican President, and no man can say
that that Congress and that President
would have united upon such a proposi?
tion if those provisions had not been
The negro starts Ont with tho doctrine
that he has equal rights with the white
mau, und is building the foundations of
his house on the sands of intolerance and
proscription. While they claim equal
rights, they deny to the sons of the men
who formed this Government the right
to vote and hold office. In Tennessee,
where Brownlow has been ou the ram?
page for four y ears; where 00,000 or 70,
000 white men are disfranchised, Souter
and Stokes, the rival candidates for Go?
vernor of that State, are vioing with each
other who shall go farthest in tho work
of enfranchisement. The poor ignorant
and deluded negroes who are thus endea?
voring to build up this doctrine of pro?
scription should know that a day of re?
tribution will come; and when it doeis
come, it will not come with u still small
voice, but with the wbirlwiud aud the
! earthquake. Negro suffrage and white
1 disfranchisement is an iniquity that
neither God nor man will submit to.
i White men, do you bear that? I Ap
! plau.se.] Negroes, do you heur that?
[Tes, yes, and laughter.]
It is the part of madness and folly be?
cause yon cannot get the highest good
not to take the highest possible good.
Do not imitate the dog in the fable, who
lost his dinner in grasping at its shadow.
What is the highest possible good? The
Black Crook constitution he considered
the sum of ali iniquity, and a disgrace to
the men who made it; and that was going
as low us be could go. He would advise
no one to vote for it after it was expur?
gated. The idea that the constitution
was all was a mistake. Where thc con?
stitution touches you once the law
touches you fifty time?. Secure the Le?
gislature; secure the men who make th?
laws. That is the highest possible good.
Upon this depends the question whothei
Virginia shall bo habitable for white
men. The conservativos and true repub?
licans hud put forth a ticket, and he wai
not going to bawl himself hoarse in
praise of them separately. It sufficed
for him to say that the worst mun on il
wns better, much better, than the best
mun on the other ticket. The radica!
ticket was composed of an Irishman, an
?Englishman, a German and eight Afri?
cans-the United States not repr?sent?e
at all, tho Western Continent not repre?
sented at all. White men, choose between
these tickets; choose whom you wil
serve. It is a glorious privilege to be t
white mun. It is a glorious thing to have
a white skin.
In additiou to tho Legislature, yon
have to voto for a Governor, cl ut bed foi
the first time under this new Constitu
tiou with the veto power. For this office
i Mr. H. H. Wells and Colonel Gilbert C
i Walker are canelidates. Gilberte. Walke:
has never allied himself with a race fo
reign to the blood that runs in tho vein:
of his own childron. He never insulten
tho down-trodden people of this Stab
after they had fought their gallant iigh
and had surrendered. He has never beei
before the Keconstruction Committee o
Congress and belied tho people of Vir
ginia. Wells has dono all this.
Ho was not going mad over Gilber
Walker either. He came hero as a per
manent settler, and there was that dil
fereuce between them that, np nu iu
cliued plano, it would take Wells 415,
000,000 of years to reach the position li
occupied. Judge Ould then thanke
tho audience and retired amidst loud ap
Mil. w. w. WALKER'S SPEECH.
Mr. W. W. Walker, of Westmoreland
was then introducetl to tho audience b
He commenced by saying that the coi:
dillon of his voice was such that h
feared ho would bo unable to make hin
self heard by the immeDno uudienco pit
sent. He tani it was impossible for hil
to conduct tho canvass as it should h
conducteel by a gentleman. If ho calle
the miserable people ho had to speak c
respectable, or honest, or gentlemanly
they themselves would consider it th
bitterest irony. He would bo compellc
to use pretty rough languago in dcalin
with the men who wore wallowing in ti;
slime and filth of political degrndatioi
He wanted no office in tho gift of tl
people. He bad not goo? into thia can?
vass to prooaro office,.. He waa battling
for tbe right to live with bia own family,
on his own farm, and ' d?V JaJ?;^ Mil
own home, and be buried under the
shade of the trees along?ido of bis
father's bones, and not bo driven ont o?
his State nu outcast to wander over the
earth. In regard to Wolla he said be waa
actuated by no ambition, by nothing else
thnu to gorge his cormorant appetite for
money out of tho State. Treasury.. He .
lind accused tho gentlemen of Virginia
of perjury, and hi? schemer-for -their
degradation wero ao vile that they ac?
tually disgusted Thad. Stevens ami Bout
He snid tho sucedas of tho Wells party
io thia State would bo tho means of pros?
trating the white peuple in the dust, for
Iiis black cohorts to walk over. . Their
rights would be taken from them, and
tho effort lo regain them might bo
through blood. In that event, what
would become of the negro race? What
would becorno of the negro race if the
white people refused to rent thom land?
A Negro-"All the laud belongs to the
Mr. Walker-"Does it? Well, come
dowu and take my laud iu the name of
the Government, You'll find it un un?
Mr. Wulker continued, and warned the
negroes of the consequences of placing
themselves iu hostility to the white race
It bud been said thai Gilberto. Walker
was a Northern man. He knew it, and
would have preferred to voto for a Virgi?
nian, but Gilberte. Walker is au adopted
son of Virginia that her most honored
SOUS may feel proud of. Ho placed him?
self in the breach when her dearest inte?
rests, her very existence was imperiled,
and should receive a most hearty ami
Mr. Walker was frequently interrupted
by negroes, but never failed to be ready
with an apt reply to anything they said,
and always turned tho laugh against his
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UNCLE SAM'S ST DINO ABUOAD-NK
OHO lio LE.-It was atinounoed a day or
two ago in "knowing quarters," which I
generally disregard, that tho British Mi?
nister accredited to this Government will
shortly be "promoted" to the Spanish
Embassy. Shucked at this term, I coil?
ed ut tho State Department to ascertain
if the lcadiug powers of Enro?o yet
(since the war) recognized an invidious
distinction detrimental to our "repub?
lic." "Certainly," said my informant,
"you can see by this document (bonding
me a book) that we are now below Portu?
gal, and come just beforo Switzerland.
The Grand Turk is beyond us in tbe '
matter of the honor, salary and perqui- I
sites attached to the Europcau diploma?
tic missions." "But," said I, "these ;
distinctions cannot exist, at this day, 1
with respect to our Ministers in their
formal intercourse abroad?" "I am 1
sorry to say," said be, "that by referring '
to 'the book' I have given you, you will
see that in all ceremonial arrangements
we are far behindhand." ?
Being determined to know the worst,
I put the case of Motley, und asked what
bis position would be at a Boyal (or loyal)
dinner party given by the Queen to
foreign ambassadors. "His plate wonld
be placed below that of the Brazilian
ambassador," said bo, "as is put dowu
in the book of etiquette you hold."
The blighting effects of negro-rule are
already felt here. House after bouse
untenanted, tho lengthy bulletins of the
real estate agents of property for sale,
and a depreciation in value of thirty
three per cent, as compared with tbe
prices of last year, indicate very clearly
tlie result of negro domination, and are
but the precursors of evils yet to come.
It is truly said that it does not need any
warning from uuy quarter to prevent
people seeking this town as a pluee of
residence or business. They shun it now
ns if it were infected.
[Baltimore Gazette's Washington Letter.
HEAVY ON THE EPISCOPALIANS.-A re?
liable goutleman from South-west Geor?
gia reports tho following: An eminent
Episcopal clergyman made au appoint?
ment to preach at Albauy not long since.
Everybody was invited to be present;
and there being no Episcopal Church in
Albany, the largest church was scoured
for the occasion. This church had a
very large gallery, which was appropri?
ated for thc use of tho colored people.
The appointed Sabbath came, and tho
building was crowded up stairs with
blacks; down stairs with whites. There
beirg no retiring room, tho minister had
to enter tho church clothed in his clerical
robes. While all were impatiently wait
ting his arrival, there suddenly appeared
a ghostly figuro clothed in a long white
robe, walkiug np tho aisle. This, of
course, was tho expected diviue, but
Cuflee in tho gallery had never seen the
like before. All of a sudden a shout of
"Ku Klux" burst from tho gallery, and
Africa broke in indiscriminate pell mell
for the open air. Heels over head they
fell, rolled and tumbled, and rolled out
of doors. The whites, viewing the up?
roar, also became alarmed, and somo one
shouted fire. Panic seized the whito au?
dience, and out they rushed, but the
doorways being crowded, they speedily
made doors of tho windows. Glass and
splinters Hew in every direction. The
church was soon emptied, nnd presented
tho uppeuruuee of having been riddled
with grapo-shot. Quiet was finally ro?
stered; tho cause of tho disturbance be?
ing ascertained, the white audienco re?
turned, but no earthly inducement could
ever induce tho negroes to go buck.
Thcro were no converts to the "truo
church" among tho blacks in Albany on
tho occasion.-Chronicle ami ?Sentinel.
Tho Chicogo Post, radical, luis the
following mysterious paragraph about
our now Minister to Franco : "Dr. Mary
Pickcnhnngh, of St. Louis, will accom?
pany Miuister Washburuo . abroad, in
pursuit of health." Who wishes to ac?
company Gou. Dei. Sickles, on tho samo
From Mew York.
Tho Now York fMtzen baa penetrated
the arcana of tbeS^osis Society, and thus
What is erroneously supposed the bu?
siness portion of the-meeting is entirely
devoted to tho exchange of sympathies;
mothers detuil their difficulties in go?
verning their boys, aud wives relate, with,
tears rn their eyes, how late their hus?
bands will come borne, and how they
wilt goion with thnt odious girl; gentle
maidens hud their . affaires . du cwur
probed by the unerring linger of pityiug
matronly watchfulness, aud ninny on
afluir that might have resulted disastrous?
ly to a tender heart ib wisely and reso?
lutely brought to n right decision. Erring
husbands uro reclaimed; neglected wives
are taught to make them selves adorable,
and experienced women of society in?
struct younger ones how to mnke their
infltieuce irresistible. This done, amuse?
ment is the order of thc day. Sweetest
strains from harp, piano and tho violin
languish on thc air, for several members
ure amateurs of all these instruments;
the youngest and most fuiry-likc per?
forms u Hungarian vulso before her sis?
ters, and, at tho clapping of hands, thu
servants enter with trays of refresh?
ments. Sorosis keeps its own silver and
liquor-glasses in a closet of which Del?
monico himself has the key. After the
repast, teu is served, flavored with
aroma of upple-bloBSonis, and delicate
cigarettes in silver paper aro distributed.
It is a mutter of record that one member
of tlie oilier sex did actually und feloni?
ously endeavor to penetrate tho myste?
ries of Sorosis by propitiating the sister?
hood with a box of cigars of his own
importation, with the revenue stamp not
crossed oil, but tho strength of the cigars
and thc splendor of his pretensions wore
such that, to preservo its elegant and
languid calm ot' indifference, thu society
was obliged regretfully to ofter tho peti?
tioner two fingers and sorrowfully walk
away. To havo udmitted so much mag?
nanimity, such acquirements and such
prestige, such winning suavity, such ir?
resistible graciousness and chivalry,
would havo set the dove-cote fluttering.
They wero loth, but they were firm.
After the repast the scene is singularly
tranquilizing. Tho President assumes
an attitude of more indulgout grace and
dignity, tho Treasurer folds her white
hands on her bosom, and fixes her dark
melancholy eyes on tho future; the Secre?
tary touches her harp softly, now and
then; roseate silkeu skirts are spread on
inviting lounges; hero a lair head droop?
ing neath its benediction of sunny floss}'
huir sinks upon a marblo arm, there an
oval chocked Eastern beauty flings a
glorious mass of starry ebon curls over
tho sofa pillow, pearly teeth aro gleam?
ing, almond Augers are weaving tho Lay
of the Brown BoBary, dulcet eyes glisteu
uplifted occasionally, and not a sigh, not
? murmur, breaks the gossamer stillness,
except tho faiut curling of bluo cigar
The harmonious silence is broken by a
gifted member who recites a poem of her
uwu composition, accompanying it with
spontaneous gestures. Several havo de?
veloped talents of improvisation not
unworthy of a Corinne. Would that
words could convey the impassioned
gush, the fervor, tho flavor of these
inspirations ! Tho mists broken, the
party disperse, some to a private billiard
room, where several excellent shots are
in training; others to study the albums of
the Society, which, richly bound, deco
rato side tables; tho artists sketch tho
head of a member or two, round which a
group is sure to gather. Tho Committee
on Servant Girls report that they have
secured efficient help for the sisters who
complained of poor service at the last
meeting. Tho Committee on Cosmetics
report on the new face powder, and the
Assyrian method of enameling. The
Committee on Costumes recommend Mrs.
A. to leave off flounces us she is too
short, and Mrs. B. to put them on be?
cause she is tull. Tho Committee on
Hair retire to a private room, whore a
few favored ones emerge with their locks
glowing in aurelian splendor, and so on.
By a vote, eighty-two to nine, corsets
have been entirely abolished by thc
Society. It proposes to erect a club?
house on Madison square, with a basin
attached, with swans and goldfiish, a
grape-house nuda aviary. A fund is raised
to defray tho expenses of ono member
yearly to Europe for tho pleasure tour ;
tho object, to raise tho touo of the
Society by giving all its membors the
advantage of continental travel and
A "WHOLE HO?" TOWN.-The Mem?
phis Avalanche thus boasts of thc per?
fection with which everything is dono in
that city :
Half-way measures uro unkuown lo
Memphis. Whatever is done, is done
better and more thoroughly than any?
where else. If wo have a bank smash-up
it lays over all other bank smttth-ups.
When a man is killed, he dies deader
than if put out of the way elsewhere.
Our ugly men art uglier, and our pretty
women are prettier thau anybody else's
men and women. In a word, everything
is first-class in its way. When ltegister
Williams bloomed into tho fraud busi?
ness, wo knew that he would sustain tho
reputation of the city. Wo felt satisfied
that ho could givo any other rudical
register four points in the [game and
beat him out of sight. Ho has dono it,
and the reputation ol' Memphis is still
DiscnABOBD;1-Joseph Ewen, chief of
tho Philadelphia detectives, bas been dis?
charged by tho mayor on tho chargo of
pocketing*$iUO of a $500 reward for tho
arrest of a thief, and giving but $50 each
to tho two ofheors who mudo tho arrest,
and to whom the mayor orderod him to
pay the wholo sum, which ho refused
Helmbold spends $10,000 per week for
advertising, and returns a net income of
A PHENOMENON-SINKINO OF A PIECE
OF LAND IN INDIANA.-? letter io the
Cincinnati Gazette gives tho particulars
of the sinking of ground on Dr.
Cooper's farm, near Liberty, Indium.
The writer says:
On Sunday morning, five weeks ogo,
Mr. Dnwson, a near neighbor of Dr.
Cooper's, whilo out iu the field nruong
tho cnttlo, heard n loud rumbling noiso
seemingly in tho earth. Tho cattle were
frightened so that they stopped feeding,
and rau aoross tho field. The same mys?
terious noise was heard by Esquire
Burke four and a half milos South-west
of this place, by J. F. Witt three" miles
North, and by Dr. Gravier six milos
South-east. Tho next day after this
uoiso bad been heard, Dr. Cooper disco?
vered that a patch of his land, perhaps a
quarter of an acre, had sunk, as de?
scribed by J. P. K. It has sunk consi?
derably since then. I was shown the
place, and found it to be on tho side of a
tongue of lund rising Homo forty feet be?
tween two ravines. Tho sido on which tho
sinking occurred is irregular and broken,
the indications being that a number of
such sinks or slides had at different
times taken place. Tho sinking of the
ground could be accounted for on tho
principle of laud slides, were it not that
the piece which sunk did not move
downward towards the ravine, but in?
ward, making tho sime break below ns
above, and leaving n distinct crevice on
About '200 yardi from this place is n
still more remarkable evideuce of some
subterranean commotion. Here, in a
held gently sloping toward the South, is
a crack in tho eaith four to six inches
wide, which can scarcely bo accounted
for on any other theory than that of an
upheaval of the earth in this vicinity.
The crovico was partially closed up by
the late heavy rains, but some thirty or
forty feet of it aro very distiuct oven
through the tall grass. Tho land-slide
theory could not possibly bo applied iu
this ease, as tho crevice runs up and
down the slope, und is most distinct
where the ground is almost level. There
is no creek or raviuo on either side of it.
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It gives a pure Bloomiug Complexion
and restores Yonthful Beauty.
Its effects are gradual, natural and
It removes Redness, Blotches and Pim?
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and makes a lady of thirty appear but
The Magnolia Balm makes the Skin
Smooth and Pearly; tho Eye bright and
clear; the Cheek glow with the Bloom of
Youth, aud imparts a fresh, plump ap?
pearance to the Countenance. No ludy
need complain of ber Complexion, when
75 cents will purchase this delightful ar?
The best article to dross the hair is
Lyon's Kathairon. J19 J13
"Tall oaks from little acorns grow,
Large streams from little fountains flow."
Seven years ago the PLANTATION BIT?
TERS wore but little known. To-day
there is not a nook or corner of our laud
where they aro not found and used. The
sale bas reached the enormous number
of Five Millions of Bottles annually, and
it is constantly increasing. It only shows
what can be done with a rcully good me?
dicine, and a systematic course of mak?
ing it known. Perhaps no medicine in
tho world was ever BO deservedly popu?
lar as the PLANTATION BITTERS. GO where
you will, among the rich or poor, and
you will always fiud these Bitters in use.
Their merit has become an established
fact, and we cordially recommend them
in cases of dyspepsia, loss of appetite,
chills and fever, headache, Sec., ?fcc.
MAGNOLIA WATER.-Superior to the
best imported German Cologne, aud sold
at half the price. J19
THE ABORIGINES USED IT.-The me?
dicinal virtues of Roots, Herbs aud
Barks which were used by the "Medicine
men" of the Indian tribes, and which
long experience hus proven to possess
tho most efficient alterative properties
for tho cure of Scrofula, King's Evil,
Ulcers, Cancerous and Indolent Tumors,
Mercurial and Syphilitic Affections, En?
largement of tho Bones, Tetter, Ring?
worm, Boils, Pimples and diseases re?
sulting from a depraved state of tho
blood, aud all female diseases, are con?
tained in a highly concentrated form in
DR. 'PUTT'S SARSAPARILLA AND
QUEEN'S DELIGHT. It is a very
popular Medicine, and deservedly so.
THE AMERICAN HOUSE, Boston, is most
favorably known nil over tho country.
Unsurpassed in its management, it has
few equals in extent, or iu its thousand
contrivances for the comfort and pleasure,
of its guests. J19 1
The blood is tho great nutritivo fluid.
Its office is two-fold, lt provides mate?
rial f >r tho regeneration of all parts, and
receiving thc products of their waste, it
conveys them to proper organs for re?
moval from tho system. Thus it carries
lifo to tho body, and removing therefrom
effete matters, it curries off tho seeds of
disease and death. Pure blood is, in
fine, the great nutritivo element of the
body, the great nourisher of tho tissues,
tho very lifo of tho flesh, tho very es
senco of health. HEINITSH'S QUEEN DE?
LIGHT is the great medicine for tho blood,
and overybotj^ should try it. Countless
aro tho testimonials in its favor. It is
truly tho only medicine now needed ns a
summer tonic and liver iuvigorator. Jil
Ostrich feathers will bo much worn
this summer in bonnets.
Weak whiskey and strong butter ruin
many a grocer.
3=fe?OAl ItO fat -
A few copies of tile 'Sock and Destruc?
tion of Columbia' can bo obtained at tho
Phonix office. Price twenty-five cents.
Dr. Samuel Langley is now in our city
us agent for the Charleston Daily Courier
nud "XIX Century." He will call on
tho business men and citizens generally,
for tho purpose of obtaining subscrip?
tions and advertisements.
Joseph Taylor leaves at this office for
inspection a stalk of cotton, about two
feet in height, and holding somo twelve
squares or more. Ho reports that it ia a
fair sample of six acres, situated upon tho
river. Can uuy ono of our planters do
/ETNA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY.-We
would invite attention to tho advertise?
ment of the ngent of this company in
nnother column. Tho .Etna ia ouo of
thc; most substantial companies in tho
country, an.l has been represented iu
this city by Mr. Huggins for over twenty
years, during which Hmo ho has paid out
to our citizens over $100,000 insurance
money on losses by fire.
Jon OFFICE -Tho Phonix Job Office
is prepared execute every style of
pHnting, from visiting aud business cards
to pamphlets and books. With ample
material and first-class workmen, satis?
faction is guaranteed to all. If our work
does not come up to contract,, we make
no charge. With this understanding our
business men have no excuse for sending
RECONSTRUCTION.-A gentlemen of un?
doubted veracity furnishes the following
pi eco of intelligence:
"Married, on thc 3d instant, by Es?
quire John Crompton, nenr twenty-five
milo creek, Fairfield District, Paul Harl,
(colored,) twenty-five yenrs of age, to
Josey Brennan, (white,) fourteen years
of age. The person officiating is a Magis?
trate. He was formerly a violent South?
ern rights man, and is now an active and
prominent leuder in the church; and,
strange to say, ho is a white Carolinian"
Mr. Pollock's soup of yesterday proved
so eminent a success that, girding his
lovers for renewed effort, he has deter?
mined to enter tho lists again. A good
story will boar twice telling, aud Mr.
Pollock will repeat his performance to?
day, with no change in programme,
between tho boura of ll and 1 o'clock.
The second tureen of soup of tho season
will be dispensed to-day, for lunoh, be?
tween the above hours, at the Pollock
VIGILANT FIRE ENGINE COMPANY.
The City Council having turned over the
old city engine to tho colored folks, they
organized a company, by the election of
John Dennison, President; Richard
Smith, vice-President; Simon Gurner,
First Director; Robert Davis, Second
Director; John Bell, Third Director;
John Thomas, Fourth Director; and hav?
ing put their apparatus in thorough re?
pair, they are now ready for active ser?
vice. We have no doubt but they will
provo a valuable acquisition in timo of
COURT OE COMMON PLEAS AND GENERAL
SESSIONS, Thursday, June 18, 1869.
The caso of tho State vs. Thomas Rich?
ardson and W. H. W. Gray was resumed,
and the argument for the defence opened
by C. D. Melton, Esq., and closed by
Solicitor Talley for tho State. After a
cbargo from bis His Honor, which occu?
pied three aud one-half hours, the jury
retired, and, after au absence of ono hour,
returned with a verdict of "not guilty."
Ex-Judge S. L. H?ge was, on motion,
admitted to practice law and equity in
tho Courts of this State.
ARRIVALS COLUMBIA HOTEL, Juno 18.
G. Foll?n, W. A. Whitaker, T. E
Thames, E. M. Gilbert, W. A. Bradley,
T. E. Clyde, M. J. Crosswell, Jr.,
Charleston; A. McBee, Jr., G. & C. R.
IK.; B. Odell Duncan, Newberry; Mrs.
ARRIVALS AT THE NICKERSON HOUSE?
June 18.-G. S. Cooper, Miss Virginia
Wilson, Miss Camila Rogers, Williams?
burg; Miss Friersou, M?63 McCall, Ma?
rion; Wm. Johnston, Martin Johnston,
Charlotte; N. R. Selby, John M. Dalany,
E. D. Nixon, L. H. Best, T. M. Best,
Baltimore, Md. ; C. J. Goodwin, Houston
County, Ga.; Thomas Thomson, wife
and child, Abbeville; Misses Devores,
Edgefiold; John J. Gormley, Augusta,
I Ga. ; Joseph H.Gay, Charlotte, N. C.;
Col. H. P. Hammett, J. B. Seigier, R.
Chatham, Jamel O. Meredith, Green?
ville; W. M. Poole, Whito Sulphur
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. - Attention is
called to tho following advertisements,
published tho first time this morning:
Craft Meeting of Masonic Fraternity.
Geo. Huggins-jEtna Insurance Co.
John Robetson-State and County fax.
D. C. Peixotto & Sou-Cow for Salo.
. Augusta Haley-School Examination.
A troubled atmosphere-Tho heir law.