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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Friday Morning, Jane 25, 1869.
Keb tl DlifmnchUtintnl. ~~
The New York Times' leading editorial
refers to the question, now engaging
public attention throughout the country,
of putting an end to the suffrage diffi
' onlties of those nnected with the re?
bellion. It says that intelligent South?
erners of most diverso party connections,
from Robert E. Lee to Parson Brown?
low, are taking the ground that the time
has come when Ibero should no longer
be a proscribed class before the ballot
box. It thinks the first intense beat
against nil ooncorned in the rebellion has
given place to cooler, calecer thinking,
and that the treatment of the rebels is
now weighed with more regard to the
true interests of tho country. It sees a
bad anomaly in a condition of things
that denies the highest prerogative of
citizenship to thousands of the most
wealth*-, intelligent and virtuous, while
it is freely exercised by tens of thou?
sands who have lived all their lives in
the most debasing slavery and benighted
ignorance. It holds that there is some?
thing in this permanent proscription
which is un-American, and opposed to
the whole spirit of our institutions nud
to the fundamental principles of govern?
ment. It says:
Practically, the South is now just ns
olear as the North of any purpose to or?
ganize r?sistance against Federal autho?
rity. Tho suspension of habeas corpus,
which the Northern people were made
to feal during the War, would be scarcely
more out of time,- if .revived now, than
are these civil disabilities, still visited
upon the South. The rebellion has for
ever passed, and with it should puss
forever away from both parts of the
country the last glimmering of its cruel
If there was any signi?eanco in the
last Presidential election, it was just this
which the people of both sections pro?
nounced for, in uniting ns they so gene?
rally did-, upon .General Grant, with his
watch-word-"Let us have Peace," The
peace that was then voted was no hollow
pretext or sham affair. It was honest,
heart-felt peace, springing from a sense
of common brotherhood and common
interest-a peace sought and found in its
natural course, laid in liberal forgiving
Sdntiments, and in principles purely pa?
cido, ns far removed as the poles from ull
intolerance and proscription. Despite
of the opposition of the few maliguauts
on either Bide, it will yet bo the glory of
this Administration to fulfill its assigued
work, by making this peace a genuine
nud grand reality.
COL. Vf Alana H. TA?&OB, OK NOR?
FOLK.-We ore very glad to see that tho
good people of Norfolk city, and Prin?
cess Anne County, forming tho twen?
tieth senatorial district, huvo nominated
Colonel Walter H. Taylor, as tho Con?
servativo candidate for the Senate of
Virginia. We have known Colonel Tay?
lor from boyhood almost, und we know
of no compliment too high to pay him
on the ecoi o of- character and moral
worth. Intimately associated with Gene?
ral Lee us a member of his military fami?
ly during tho war, tho touchings of the
great Confederate leader fell upon his
mind as the seed of indigenous plants
upon their nativo soil, over bearing
worthy fruits.- Colonel Taylor is a trnly
representative man Of the class of young
Yirgiuiuna'jnto whoso hands the destiny
of the old Commonwealth is to pass us
our fathers pass away, and the people of
Norfolk anti Princess Anne have honored
themselves in selecting him ns their
standard bearer. Tho whole State will
be benefitted by his presence in the Se?
nate, and no effort should bo spared to
secure his election.
\_Ric7tmond Enquirer and Examiner.
Those of our readers who served in tho
army of Northern Virginia, will recollect
Col. Taylor as thc gallant und efficient
chief-of-stuff of Gen. Robert E. Loo.
They, no doubt, will be glad to hear of
the appreciation with which he is regard?
ed in his native State.
At a meeting of the stockholders of
tho Blue Ridge Railroad Company, held
in Charleston, on Wednesday lust, tho
following resolutions word adopted:
That the Board of Direotors uro here?
by instructed to issue a Beven per cent,
conpon bond, principal and interest pay?
able in coin, having twenty years io run,
and that all matters pertaining to the
text thereof, and issuing the bond, bo
referred to the Board of Directors.
That it bo referred to the Board of Di?
rectors to ascertain upon what terms the
stofk now hold in this company may bo
retired, so as to enable the company to
issue new stock to aid in completing th?:
building of the road; and if tho sumo
can bo accomplished advantageously, in
securing the certain aud speedy comple?
tion of the road, that they be authorized
to consummate such nu arrangement.
The foreign importations at New York,
which have continued largo, as compared
with last year, are nguiu increasing. Lust
week, they amounted to ?0,375,731, of
which tea was to tho value of ?569,512,
sugar $1,072,891, coffee $446,857, jewel?
ry $35.595, watches 025,436, (notwith?
standing tho largo production of tho
American article,) wines $101,149. In
addition, thero was tho largo .sine, of
$242,687 for railroad iron, in spito of
"protection" to tho homo article, which,
by reason of our inflated nod irredeema?
ble paper enrrency, we cannot manufac?
turo, it sooms, cheap enough to bring
our grent natural stores of tho raw mate?
rial properly into requisition.
MB. Borr?n: I have noticed the re-j
ports in yonr paper of varions extraordi?
nary and promising crops of cotton, and
while disposed , to accord Tull credit to ali
of our enterprising' planters, I iuust coll
your^atteutiop to a coop that jp far ?bead
of anything Met seen ' in ; tt??st section.
Col. L. JD. Childs js pot planting on a
vory large scale, only having o few acres,
perhaps less, in cotton. Now, were it
not that I might be thought to exagger?
ate, I could astound your reader? with
what I saw yesterday; but hoing exces?
sively modest and no way disposed to
"MuoobauuenisaV I will only barely al?
lude IO' it. Col. Childs having just re?
turned home from North Carolina, in?
vited me to go through his plantation.
Not having time to ride through it nil, I
merely went through the outskirts, where,
from the enormous size of th? cotton and
luxurious foliage, we were enabled to
keep in the shade, sheltered from the
sun ; vegetables planted in the vicinity of
the cotton were BO completely shaded ns
likely to amount to nothing. The Colonel
is already engaging a number of half
grown boys to assist in picking the cotton
when it begins to open, by olimbing to
get at the upper bolls. He expects to
spin, at any rate, most of his crop into
lino yunis for the Philadelphia market,
and is now engagod in putting in n num?
ber of extra spinning frames in the Sa?
luda Factory for the purpose. On at?
tempting to count the forms aud blooms
ou one single stalk or tree, we were occu?
pied till night overtook ns and had to
leave it unfinished; but should I have
time I will try and finish the count in
time to report to-morrow. I learn that
the seed planted by . Col. Childs is a
Brazilian variety, sent him by Gen.
Hampton. Before. leaving the cotton
field, I secured a tape lino and took mea?
surements of ono stalk, which was thirty
high and thirty-six wide from limb to
limb, and after a close examination we
could not find, in the whole field, but
nine stalks that were less than the ono
measured. Our tapo line being an old
one and the marks a little worn, I nm
not sure whether tli6y were yards, feet
or inches; but, ono thing is certain, his
cotton is well groutn, if is a child's.
OVERLAND FREIGHTS.-The San Fran?
cisco Bulletiu says that the cost of send?
ing goods Lust from that city has not yet
been accurately ascertained. At present,
it is asserted that a few tons of assorted
merchandiso have been shipped from
New York to Sau Francisco, at about
twelve couts a pound; that is, three cents
from New York to Omaha, six cents from
Omuha to Promontory Junotion, and
three cents from the Junotion to Sun
Francisco. It is contended, however,
that theso rates must be reduced, as
within a year four lines will be competing
for the transportation business East of
Omaha; and as even now the TJoion Pa?
cific is engaged in making n labio of spe?
cial rates, reduced to one-third of the
present charges, for certain classes of
freight by the cur load, shippers in San
Francisco believe thai within twelve
months three neats and a half, currency,
per pound, will be charged botween tho
Atlantic and the Pacific. It is argued
that this rate will /prove remunerativo,
since, in 1867, tho Pacific Mail Steam?
ship Company curried flour to New York
at three cents, in gold, a pound.
Tho State Department does not sus?
tain Mr. Webb in his. ananthorizod
diplomatic imbroglio with Brazil. He is
believed to have been too hot tempered
about tho matter! It is said that during
his entire term as miuister to that coun?
try ho has shown a wo ful want of diploma?
tic tact or culture,'and has several times
brought U8, very uselessly, on. the verge
of a quarrel with Brazil.
It is said that the Census Committee
have deoided that if the fifteenth amend?
ment fails of ratification before the ceu
sus is takou, several of the largo North?
ern States where negroes aro not allowed
to vote, will, under the operations of tho
fourteenth amendment to the Constitu?
tion, have the number of their Repre?
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION.-Judge Orr,
at Greenville, has sustained tho constitu?
tionality of the homestead law, oven ns
ugninst pre-existing liens. Ho also de?
cides that tho homestead must include a
dwelling house, and that such dwelling
must not bo of greater value than
$1,000; otherwise there can bo no ex?
, DEATH or .AN OCTOGENARIAN.-Jesse
Hammett, a citizen of this District, who
lived in tho neighborhood of Cowpens
Battle-ground, died at his residence,
about the 14th instant, in tho eighty
fourth year of bis age.
f Carolina Sparta n.
Tn Havana, n soldier of tho engineer
corps killed his sweetheart, aged only
seventeen, her mother and ber two sis?
ters, in a fit of passion caused by tho re?
fusal of the matrimonial bonds, which
he proposed, aud theu quietly surren?
dered himself to the police authorities.
An unhappy husband in New York,
after being stabbed by his wife's para?
mour, sat down and ate all the strawber?
ries and cream on the table, set tire to
the house, and theo went to tho police
station aud preferred a complaint.
Middle Georgia exchanges report crops
of all kinds growing off finely, and pro?
mising well. They have bad good rains
and hot suns for the last ten days.
Wheat is being harvested, and turns out
well, both iu quantity and quality.
CHINA.-It is reported that twenty
nine articles embodying highly impor?
tant concessions aro to bo added to the
text of tho Burlingame treuty. These
aro intended to afford greater protection
and commercial facilities to foreigucrs.
A negro man died in Wilmington, N.
C., a day or tsvo ago, from the sting of a
The City Couooil of Greenville baa
subscribed $100,tKK) to the Air Line Rail?
IMMIURATIOX.-The number of persona
who omigroted to tb? United State? be?
tween Jonuarv 1st, I8?0, and December
21,.IMUS, waa 2,565,04?.
Tlie Duke of Newcastle has como to
grief. Ho bet on horse race*, lost 82,
000. 000, couldn't pa j, and the bain Afc
are after him.
A bold woman in' Now "York says thal
"female suffering" is a moro important
subject for discussion than "female suf?
In Wiscor. sin, lately, two ohildren were
bittou by mad dogs. To case them of
their sufferings, one was smothered in a
feather bed and tho other bled to death.
A young Welch rn an, jilted by the girl
of his choice, has sent to her u bill for
damages, in which, perhaps, the most
cruel item ia "to twelve days lost in your
company, ?4 7s. 6d."
General Butler is said to have au eye
on a seat in the United States Semite,
but, owing to his oblique vision, no ono
can tell whether it is Sumner's or Wil?
"That's very singular," said n young
lady to a gentleman who had just kissed
her. "Oh, well, my dear miss," was the
reply, "I will soon make it plural," aud
tho villain did.
A lately beheaded postmaster at Water?
bury, Coon., advertises us "lost," one
hundred dollars paid to a Congressman
for tho Waterbury poBt olDco.
"How old are you?*' asked a railroad
conductor of a little girl whom her
mother was tryiug to pass on a half tick?
et. "I am niue at home, but ita tho curs
1. am only six aud a half."
Tho Commissioner of Internul Reve?
nue bas decided that newspapers aro not
manufactured articles within tho mean?
ing of tho revised statute, but that edi?
tors and publishers must pay a tux ns
SOME dealers in this oily have boen in duuht
that I could bold out suppl vin;; them with
Beer thia summer'. I now inform the public
that I have a largo supply nf old Lager itcer
on hand, which 1 put against any Reer brought
from the North, or even imported from Ger?
many, as to purity and strength. I am ready
to test it by tho Beer seato.
June 18_JOHN C. SE EOE RS.
Estate John Ledingham.
NOTICE ia given that on tho 5th day of
July next tho undersigned will apply to
Hon. William Hutson Wigg, Judge of Pro?
bate, for a final discharge as Administratrix
of tho estato ot John bellingham, deccaaed.
June 3 ?\3* _ _F. C. LL QI NO ?A M.
THE VALEDICTORY ORATION ot the Eu
phradian Societv will bo delivered bv Mr
EDGAR L. CLARKSON, in the Euphradian
Hall, on SATURDAY. 2Clh or June, aw 81
The public are respectfully invited to at?
tend. C. E. SPENCE", President.
E. M. LAWTON, Secretary. Juno 22 IUB2
ALL PERSONS having claims against the
estate of Mas. E. T. HOPKINS, of Rich?
land County, are requested to hand thom in,
properly attested; anti all indebted will make
immediate payment to
JAMES HOPKINS. Administrator,
May 8sl3 Hopkina' Tnrii-Ont, S. C. lt. R.
IT APPEARING to my satisfaction that the
heirs of Samuel Juniper, deceased, (namoi
not known,) resides without tho limits of this
State, it is therefore ordered that they appear
in tho Probate Court, holden for Lexington
County, South Carolina, within forty days
from thia dato, to show cause why tho real
estato of Qoorgo Fer tic, deceased, iho?-ld not
be partitioned. A. El IUD,
Probato Judge, S. C.
Ollico of Probato Court, Lexington County,
S. C., Juno 1. mr.'.h June 2 w7_
FOUR PLEASANT ROOMS and
KITCHEN, in a very desirable part of |
.the city, suitable for a small or moderato
sized family! Iuquirc at this ellice.
Juno 13 mw4*
ALE persons having any demands against
the estate of Frederick Zestortloth, de?
ceased, will present them to the undersigned
for pavmout on or beforo the 15th day of Julv,
A. D. 18894 W. STEIGLITZ, "
June IG w6 Administrator.
Mansion House, Greenville, S. C.
THE above long established, delight!
Hotel has just been placed in superior
order to accommodate guests during the Mum?
mer. :?.B WANDALE,
Juno 15 ig _ - Proprietor.
Estato of Mn. Sarah Murphy.
NOTICE is hereby giv?n .that, ojr <ho 15th
diy of July naxEtho undersigned will ap?
ply to ?lon. Wm. II. wigg, Judge of Probate,
for a final discharge as executor of tho estate
of Sarah Murphy, deceased.
Jnhe 10t9_ _WM. MARTIN.
In tho District Court of tho United States for
tho District of South Carolina.
In Bankruptcy-rife porte George A. Tronholm
in tho matter of H. P. doon, bankrupt -
Petition tu Establish a Lien.
NOTICE is horoby given to all creditors
holding lions against the estate of II. P.
OREEN that they are required to establish
tho samo beforoC G. Jaeger Esq., Register
in Bankruptcy, at his office, in Newberry, S.
C.. on or before tho tenth day of July next.
By order of Hon. Georgo H. Bryan.
THOS. J. LAMOTTE, Assignee.
In tho District Court of tho United States for
the District of South Carolina.
At Columbia, the l?th day of May, A. J). 1869.
Ililli undersigned hoieby give? notice of his
appointment h., Assigneo of JOS. MEN?
DEL, of Columbia, County of Richland, and
State of South Carolina, within tho said Dis?
trict, who has born adjudged a Bankrupt,
upon his own petition, by tho District Court
ot tho aaid District.
THOMAS J. LAMOTTE.
Juno 16 w3 Assignee.
United States Internal Revenue,
COLLECTOR'S OFFICE. 3D DIST., R. C.,
COLUMPIA, Juno 8, 1860.
A LL persons claiming an interest in a
xTL WAGON and TWO HORSES, said to bo
the property Of John M. Oliver, of Danville,
I Va., seized Vor c. violation of United States In?
ternal Revenue Laws, aro horoby notified to
appear in thirty dava from this dal -, find show
cause why they should n>#t be forfeited ac?
cording to law. lt. M. WALLACE,
Juno 1) w?G Dep. Col. 3d Dist , S. C.
WILL the person who -Wrote over the slgna
tare of "A Friend," with the advice "be silent,
i>e watchin)," communicate to the same ad?
dress) all the facts and tho time and place of
th??ame. Be a? minute as possible.
Jons 24 j $ . 2*
r~ F^Bee?T ~T
'^Mbgm FINE FAT STALL-FED BUF
m9?mime& ITA T O BEEF CHU be obtained at
jH*f if Stall No. 8, TH IS MOltNINO.
Xty ii. Jone 25 1
Pig Hams, &c.
3B ABU ELS BIO HAMS, small aise.
2 barrets B<tcon strips.
Bologna Sausage. Smoked Tongues and
Smoked Beef. Just received ard for sale at
Jane 24" 1_CAN PWKLL*H.
VALLE CRUCIS, NEAR COLUMBIA,
/fPBBk TOE exercises will commence at
JgfjML& l o'olock P. M., un TUESDAY, 29lh
XkH EE instant, (D. V.,) and parents of the
. jP[3pp pupils aoil friends ol the Institute
uuaP ar? respectfully invited to attend
Marche de Concert. Walle.ihaopt
L'Ange Quardieu (vocal trio).Samlillotte
Y a. di Gras Quadrilles i duot).Schubert
MookiUK Hi ri l (milo instrumental )_IlofTmau
Bail, Holy Queen, (vocal trio).Wallace
Leinates Klange (du'jtt instrumental)
The Harp that onco thro'Tara's
Hails .Arr. by J. Fowle
Una V?icu Poco Fa (vocal solo).. .Bounini
Invitation a la Valso (duet instrument?
Will? Verduro Clad (vocal trio)
Ave Maiis Stella (vocal trio)....... Donnizetti
Jun? 25 ._ 3
BARRELS NEW POTATOES. In fine
?mi*J order. For salo very low, for cash.
tfluno21 t?_E. A U. P. HOPE.
Payment of Interest.
OFFICE COLUMBIA A AUGUSTA B. n. CO.,
OOLCMUIA, S. C.. June 23. 18(59.
THE COUPONS ?if this Company, da? July
1,18G9, will be paid (lessGovernment tax)
on Und after that date, at tho National City
Bank, New York, Carolina National Bank,
Columbia, S. C., and First National Bank,
Chariot!.?, N. C. C. H. MANSON,
_June 23 10 Treasurer.
(j?O?O C\f\(\ WANTED in sums of
?aU.UUV not lees than $1.000, at
a lair interest and ample security guaranteed.
Apply to E. A O. D. H O FE,
Columbia, H. C.
0W~ Edgofield Advertiser, Newberry Herald
and Yorkville Enquirer will copy three times
?nd forward bill. ' June 22 3
Payment of Interest.
CHARLOTTE A SOUTH CAROLINA It. B.CO.,
COI.UMMA, S. C., Juno 23, lS'.'J.
THE COUPONS of mis Company, duo Joly
1, 18G9, will be paid (less Government tax)
on and after thutdato, at tim Carolina National
Bank, Columbia, S. C., and First National
Bank, Charlotte, N. C. C. II. MANSON,
Jnne 23 10 Treasurer.
LOOK OUT FOB
Wizard, Magician and Ventriloquist,
Is coming with his HANKY PANKY THICKS,
AMBIDEXTROUS FEATS and VENTRILO
QUIAL ECCENTKICITIE8. Will exhibit at
THURSDAY ?? FRIDAY NIGHTS,
_JUNE 2lTn AND 25ni. Jone 22
THE POLLOCK HOUSE,
191 Main streot, Columbia, S. C.
Corn, Bacon and Flonr.
2f\?\?\ BUSHELS COBN.
,UUU 20,000 POUNDS BACON.
llBLS. FLOUR, and other goods as LOW as
they CAN BE BOUGHT, by
_FISHER, LOWBANCE A FI8HEB.
AFULL assortment on hand, MILL
STONES and IRONS, purchased at low
'_._FISrtF.R. LOWRANCE A FISHER
Drop in at the Carolina House,
ON Wa-lu upi.m street, near Main, ind ?am?
pio the compounds dispensed-genuine
liquors; no fusel oil or damaging mixtures.
"Scone is believing," but tasting is the real
test. R. BARRY. Proprietor.
DB7U~Q S . ANO C H ?Mic AL S.
FISHER A il B IN I TS Q,
X> R UG-aiSTS,
OVPriR' FOR SALE .a LAROH- STOC K of
cboicoDrugH, Chemicals and Sundries, at
Low Prices, at Wholesale and liol nil.
CALOMEL, MORPHIA. OASTOR OIL.
QUININE. OPIUM. EPSOM MALTS.
SUP. CARB. SODA. JJLUE STONE.
TURPENTINE. KEROSENE OIL.
PATENT MEDICINES. ALCOHOL.
PROPRIETARY ARTICLES, and
wholesale agon Ls for HEIN ITS IF S
QUOITS DELIGHT' _
THE COLUMBIA FEMALE COLLEGE
will bo leased for one year from tho 1st
"or next September. This building bas
beon used for several years past, with great
success, as a Hotel, for which purpose it is ad?
mirably adapted and pleasantly located. Bids
will lu' received until Gth July proximo. For
particulars, inquire of either Dr. A.N. Talley,
Dr. Oharies Miot, B. D. Senn, Esq., or
J. W. PARKER,
June 3 % President. Board Trustees.
IT^OR making a cool, refreshing beverago
; during the warm daya. A healthful drink,
I supplying just enough acid to the stomach.
For'salo by FISHER A UEINII SH.
June 4 t Druggists.
Death to Flies!
CHEMICAL PAPER for killing Flies-cer
tain death and destruction.
For sale by FISHER A HEINITSH,
June ?'t, . _?_Druggists.
Jos. DANIKL POPS. A. C. HASKELL.
POPE ?Se HASKELL,
A T TO RN E YS AT LA W
SOLICITOUS IIV BQA7ITY,
Olhco- Law Range, Columbia, 8. 0. May 5
IC ooal Items.
Oar thanks are duo, and rendered, to
Mr. Pollard, for a bright, keen pair of
scissors. They will provo a valuable aid
in our department; aud wo renew our
thinks to Mr. Pollard for his extremely
useful present. j
By mistake, in our issue of yesterday,
the Commencement Ball was announced
for the 28th hist. It should have been
for Tuesday, the 29th.
Jim Mayrant requests us to inform his
old scholars, and all who aro fond of
"tripping the light fantastic," that ho
will give a soiree at the Independent
Firemen's Hall, on Tuosday evening
uext, June 29. Jim is fully entitled to
the patronage which he hns always ra
HOTEL ARRIVALS,-J nue 24.-Nicker
son House.-John Girardeau, Charleston;
Cadet E. F. Hammett, K. M. M. School,
Yorkville; W. C. Patterson, Jr., Phila?
delphia, Pa. ; Capt. J. S. Coles, Augusta,
Ga. ; J. H. Covington, Baltimore, Md. ;
F. Lr. Andersou and wife, Spartanburg;
Hezekiah Johnson, Marion District;
Miss M. Schofield, Philadelphia, Fa.; J.
H. Gay, Cedar Hcod; B. S. Hayes. Lex?
Columbia Hotel.-W. Rosenberg, Jo
soph Lucks, Chester; Charles Buuraon,
T. H. Symmes, B. C. Yoonm, City; J.
Hayman, E. DeBerry, S. C.; Erastus W.
Mr. J. B. Brown informs us that nn
attempt was mado a night or two ago by
a negro, to outrage Mrs. Mary S. Smith,
a widow, who, with her little son, lives
on Big Cedar Creek, in Fairfield County,
about nix miles from Doko. Mrs. Smith
was aroused by a voice calling to her,
and .stating that her aunt, who lives some
distance up the road, was about to die.
She got np, opened the door and looked
out, when an unknown negro seized hor
und attempted to commit u rapo on Uer
person. She resisted, when ho cursed her,
and taking up a hand-ful of earth, forced
it into her month, to stop her cries. A
freedman who lives near, overhearing
the unusual noise, ran to her assistance,
when the intruder disappeared. These
infamous attempts are becoming so fre?
quent, that the use of the pistol or gun
will necessarily become general.
THK "GLORIOUR FOURTH."-The 4th
of July coming upon a Sunday, presents
tho election for its observance between
Saturday or Monday-a day sooner or
later. It is a holiday, and the choice
between these days should bo considered
by the convenience and comfort em?
braced. We have understood that the
general impression is in favor of Satur?
day-thus allowing the following day to
rest, and recover from the fatigues at?
tendant upon tho pursuit of pleasure.
This arrangement, it is presumed, will
be congenial to the working men, from
tho rossons alleged above, and that com?
mon indisposition to return to labor im?
mediately upon the heels of a season of
recreation and pleasure. We aro told
that the freedmou have selected Saturday
for their celebration-a selection which
is best for the farmers, as it only involves
the loss of oue day, at a season when
labor is specially valuable. The PUCENIX
having adopted these views, will accept
Saturday as tho day, and celebrate it ac?
A generous emulation seems to have
been inspired by the various agricultu?
ral contributions to the PHONIX, and the
cry ia "still they come." Mr. J. G. Bra?
zil lava upon our table a cotton bloom,
of Sunday lust, of the famous Petit Gulf
seed. Colonel Childs exhibits a basket
of enormous pink-eye Irish potatoes,
from tho plantation, on Seabrook's
Island, of William Gregg, Esq., a sani
plo of 75.) barrels grown by Mr. Gregg,
and shipped to Now York. Cotton, too.
has engaged the attention of our esteem?
ed friend Colonel Childs, and we have
the report from a gentleman who exa?
mined aud measured a wontlerfnl stalk
on tho Colouel's grounds. Tried by a tape
line, it was throe feet in height, threo
feet in width, from leaf to leaf, and had
seventy-six forms and twelve blooms
upon it. The seed was of a rare variety,
and procured from Genera! Hampton.
It is fair to tho other cotton competitors
to statu thai the Colonel is only an ama?
teur cotton planter, and that his entire
crop consisted of but ten stalks, grown
in his garden. In these statements can
be found tho key to tho humorous article
of "Veritas," presented in another co?
lumn. The Messrs. Hope, fired with n
noble zeal for representation in this agri?
cultural oongresH, havo mado a contribu?
tion in tho shape of a vigorous specimen
of the native South Carolina geranium.
(Had we seen it unbaptized, wo should
have termed it, in tho language of tho
man and brother, "Jimson weed.'') Thc
specimen does credit to theso gentlemen.
They report it tho growth of twenty-four
hours, from no particular seed, and en?
tirely a voluntary and spontaucons pro?
ST. JOHN'S DAT.-A friend furnishes
j the following account of matters and
things at the celebration yesterday. Tho
numerous groups of persons direoting
their steps towards tho Charlotte depot,
yesterday morning, soon made it evident
that at loast two cars, in addition to
those provided, would be necessary to
couvey nil who wished to join in the
MsHooio celebration of the day. The
train opee made up, u good-natured
scramble followed for sonta, ou the shady
side, and finally the train moved off
accompanied by the enlivening strains
of tho justly celebrated Post Band.
The trip of forty-throo miles was made
rapidly and pleasantly, over our new
road extending to Augusta, to a point
called Ridge Spring Station, where our
excursionists halted to spend the day. A
warm greeting on tho part of a number
of the citizens who were present, a
beautiful grove, a most remarkable
spring and a now depot of ample dimen?
sions for thoso who wished to trip it
on tho light fantastic toe, all contribu?
ted their influences toward making the
occasion a most enjoyable one; and the
happy faces to bo met with on every
hand must have been gratifying to all
Our worthy Mayor wa? the caterer on
tho occasion, and it was not alone in
I this respect that ho proved himself
I a full team. Thc excursionists are under
i lasting obligations to Gen. Rumford for
j the fin o musical performances of the
? post band, and to Captain LyBrnnd,
tho priucipal musician, for his uniform
equanimity and courtesy; and to the
members of his string band for their
zealous efforts to entertain, along with
the others, acting uudcr his direction,
i About 9 o'clock,, tho excursionists re?
turned, highly gratified with the day's
COULDN'T BU USED.-Tho Paris pa?
pers call attention to a siguificent occur?
rence which has just taken place in tho
department of the Gironda. Tko mayor
I of one of the communes baa resigned,
although ho had heh! his post for twelve
j years, aud had just been decorated by
the Government. Tho reason ho alleges
for taking this step is that the instruc?
tions sent to him from the prefect for
tho purpose of insuring the return of the
official candidates were of such a nature
that to carry them out would have been
incompatible with his dignity ns "aman,
a citizen and a public functionary."
We want such men in this country, more
of them than we probably have in poli?
tics at least, else we should not witness
so many spectacles of questionable po?
litical action. Tho South particularly,
under congressional party machinery, is
suffering in every way from the faoilo
and utterly unscrjpulous character of
the men who aro placed in office by the
Government, and who would troat the
j idea of sacrificing official position rather
than personal dignity ns a preposterous
piece of sentimentality and romance.
MERCANTILE PRINTING.-All kinds of
mercantile printing, such as circulars,
letter heads, cards, bill hoad"., state?
ments, fte., for counting-rooms and
offices, promptly nttonted to at tho Pho?
nix job office.
A few copies of tho 'Sack and Destruc?
tion of Columbia* can bo obtained at tho
Phonix offico. Prico twenty-five cents.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attontion is
called to the following advertisements,
published the first time this morning:
Commencement of Ursuline Institute.
I Stall No. 8-Pine Beef.
I P. Cantwell-Pig Hams, &c.
THE ABORIGINES USED IT.-The me?
dicinal virtues of Roots, Herbs and
Barks which were U6ed by the "Medicine
mon" of the lud?an tribes, and which
long experience hus proven tb possess
tho most efficient alterativo properties
for tho euro of Scrofula, King's Evil,
Ulcera, Cancerous and Indolent Tumors,
Mercurial and Syphilitic Affections, En?
largement of tho Bones,' Tetter, Ring?
worm, Boils, Pimples und diseases re?
sulting from a depraved state of the
blood, and all female diseases, are con?
tained in a highly concentrated form in
DR. TUTT'S SARSATARIXLA AND QUEEN'S
DELIGHT, lt is a very popular Medicine
' sud deservedly so. ' J19 G
: What is this ? absorbs me, quite
I Improves my spirit, makes me bright,
They tell me!'tis tho "Queen's Delight."
For the blood! blood 1! blood!!! Of
all the medicines known to the world,
none have been attended with such mark?
ed appreciation by tho profession and tho
people at large, as "Hjinitsh's Queen's
Delight." Now is tho time abovo all
others to renovate tho system, invigorate
tho orgaus and cleanse out those poril
ons spots, pimples, corrupt sores, which
pollute thc lifo of thc blood, and render
your body u loathsome thing. They are
the precursors of a diseased blood, and
will assume a much mora formidable
shape, if allowed to go on unchecked.
Tho Qneon's Delight, tho only real blood
purifier that has ever beou invented, ns
thousands will to-day attest, is offered to
tho afflicted as a positive remedy for all
diseases flowing from n vitiated condi?
tion of the system. Prepared only by