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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Saturday Morning, Joly 10.1869.
PARIS TO BK A SEAPORT.-Paris, it ia
said, is to be made a seaport, in pursu?
ance of an intention long cherished by
the French Emperor. The plan, as we
'see it stated, is to construe; a salt-water
canal from Dieppe of sufficient capacity
for tho largest vessels-the water to be
contributed by the sea, and kept at pro?
per lords by looks and flood-gates. A
largo basin will constitute the entrance
to the eua al, which will be about 116
miles in length. The natural faoiiities of
the rout j which has been selected will
allow ships of the largest class to go
safely under all but two bridges, by
merely striking their top-gallant-masts.
The plaus for this great work are said to
be in coarse of preparation in the impe?
rial palace, nuder the Emperor's imme?
diate supervision. Immense results are
anticipated from tho bringing of Paris
into direct communication with the sea.
PBOORESS.-The world has been mov?
ing rapidly of lute. The Pacific Rail?
road i? complete; the Suez Canal is fast
approaching completion; tho immenso
tunnel under the Alps is making rapid
progress; a lino of submarino telegraph
will, within a few weeks, be established
between France and tho United States;
an American company has been got up to
connect by telegraph all the chief cities
of China; a ship canal is in contempla?
tion across the Isthmus of Dnrien, by
means of which vessels eau pass back?
ward and forward between tho Atlantic
und the Pacific; and, lost iu date, though
by no means least in importance, a pro?
position is under consideration to sevor
the Iallitnus of Corinth. This isthmus
unites tho Morea with Attica between
the Gulfs of Corinth and Egina. It is
narrow, and its severance would not be
a difficult work. "When completed, it
would facilitate trade and travel to and
in the South of Europe, European Tur?
key and tho adjacent countries; and the
King oi Greece is urging the enterprise
with great earnestness upon the legisla?
tive chambers of his kingdom.
THE COTTON CROP AGAIN.-Tho Now
Orleans Commercial Bulletin corrects the
statement of the New York Herald that
the cotton crop of the present year will
be double that of 1868. The BuUelin is
of opinion that the present crop, if
gathered in good order, will be larger
than the last, but not in anything liko
the ratio of two to ono. The crop of
last year was greatly diminished by
casualties which occurred toward the
season of gathering, aud the same may
be the case with the crop of this year.
The breadth of land planted this is some?
what greater than that planted lust year,
but the Bulletin calls attention to another
element of uncertainty which has been
introduced into the cotton production
that is, tho uncertainty of tho labor at
preseut employed. The Bulletin ex?
presses the opinion that tho hopo of a
surplus of cotton in tho future rests upou
tho substitution of other laborers, to a
large extent, to supply the vacuum.
IMITATE TnE ENEMY.-Under this hoad
the Montgomery Mail gives the party
sensible ndvice, which every man in it
will do well to read, to ponder, and then
There is one thing in which we should
like to seo our friends imitate the enemy
in this canvass-that is, in vigilance and
activity. The carpet-baggers are hard
workers, aud will leave nothing undone
to make a vote. Tho Democrats and
Conservatives cannot afford to remain
idle now; there too much at stake.
Let them -watch tho enemy, and meet
and defeat him at all points. Attack
bim in front, flank and rear, giving him
no rest day nor night. Work Lard, and
work ia concert.
THE XIX CENTUHY PUBLICATION COM?
PANY.-A number of tho literati of the
South have brought out a gem in the
way of magazine literature, eutitlcd
"The XIX Century." It is published at
Charleston, S. C., aud contains articles
deeply interesting to all readers North
and South. Tho "Adventures of Confede?
rate Blockade Runners" and "PersonueV
Reminiscences of Confed?rate Camps
and Battle-fields aro among tho month?
ly novelties. The magazino is unique,
racy and attractive, especially to tho
ladies. Subscription price $3.50. Sin?
gle numbers 35 con ts.
The Fifleeuth Amendment his been
ratified by tho "Legislatures of Alabama,
Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana,
Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Miuue
sota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Now
Hampshire, New York, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Vir?
ginia, Wisconsin-in all twenty-three
States. Tho Legislature of New Hamp?
shire has just neted.
The Norfolk (Va.) Journal has been in?
formed hy a gentleman of the county
that ho worked forty-three negro men up
lill 1SG3, Hinco which time fifteen have
died. Of twenty-four negro women
formerly owned by him, not one has now
a child alive. That journal hears similar
reports ol the decadence o the race from
Wada Hampton, L. D. Childs, J. G.
Gibbes, Directors Columbia and Augusta
MR. EDITOB: At tho late meeting of
the Charlotte, Colombia and Augusta
Railroad, these gentlemen wero left out
in the new board. For the best interests of
Colombia these gentlemen opposed con?
solidation, as they did not desire to see
the capital a way-side station. Hence,
Columbia writes their epitaph thus:
"Stranger, go tell it at Laoedemon, that
they died in obedience to her laws."
A JACK IN OFFICE.-Tho Marion Star
publishes the following impertinent let?
ter to Dr. Yampill, Tax Collector:
STATE TBKASUBX OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, S. C., -, 18G9.
South Carolina is one of the most mo?
derately taxed States North or South,
and one-half of all assessed is going
back into the pockets of tho people who
hold tho bonds and stocks of the State,
for payment of two year's interest. Any
delay on tho part of tax-payers will only
involve them in trouble and expense, as
efficient measures will be taken to en?
force their collection. I am, very re?
spectfully, your obedient servant,
NILES G. PARKER,
Treasurer State South Carolina.
The Massachusetts Treasurer is evi?
dently sleek and fat, or ho would not
growl so bravely. Tho people will do
what seems to them to bo best, and
whether they determine to refuse the
payment of taxes or to nppeal for relief
to the tax law itself, they will not be in?
fluenced by tho mouthings of Niles G.
Parker. Wo may add that no attempt
would havo been made to pay the inte?
rest on the Stato debt, had not Scott,
Parker and the rest of the ring been
speculating in State bonds as they specu?
lated in bills of tho Bank of tho State.
What is tho next job? Something in
connection with funding tho bills of tho
Bank of the State issued during the war?
Don Piatt, the accomplished radical
letter writer from Washington, expresses
his sentiments as follows:
Wo complain that these Southern peo?
ple do not accept the situation, nod look
the inevitable in tho face. Aro wo not
guilty of the same error? The difference
of nationality led to a bloody war, in
which wo laid waste wide fields, burned
the homesteads, and killed the best be?
loved, and yet propose, by a few crude
statutes, to wipe out the deadly antago?
nism, and make tho poople so punished
a patriotic, peaceful, loving body of citi?
Had we attempted this in good faith,
we would yet be fighting the inevitable;
but feeling the impossibility of such re?
sult, we have, in fact, used our power to
benefit ourselves. Our so-called Recon?
struction Acts servo New England, and
not the South. The net purport and
upshot of the business is, to have a body
of men in Congress from tho Southern
States who represent the money interests
of Yankeodom. We call them carpet?
baggers. I mot one, at tho opening of
the holidays last winter, carpet-bng iu
band, ranking for the depot.
"Whithor bound?" I cried.
"Home, for a few days."
"What, going South?"
"Devil a bit; I am making for Connec?
ticut, to see my family."
He did not call tho land of his consti?
tuents home; of course not. Nor does
he consider the interest of his political
locality, but votes steadily with tho ma?
nufacturing capital of his old home.
THE SUEZ CANAL.-Tho New York
Herald has an article on tho opening of
tho Suez Canal, which takes place in
September next. It gathers from all
accounts that this occasion, which cele?
brates tho connection of tho Red Sen
and Indian Ocean with tho Mediterra?
nean and tho Atlantic, will bo conducted
with a royal gathering and regal splen
dore never surpassed or approached in
tho grandest celebrations of ancient or
modern times. It says all tho poten?
tates and powers of the great divisions
of the earth will be represented on thu
occasion. The Empress Eugenie, in tho
name of Franco and this Franco-Egyp?
tian work, is to assist in tho ceremonies.;
ono or moro of tho princes and priucess
eSjOf England will bo present, and tho
Viceroy of Egypt will devote 1,000,000
francs in behalf of tho representatives of
the newspaper press. 200 European
journals will bo represented, and alto?
gether tho celebration is destined to be
ono of tho wonders of thc modern world.
Thc idea of a ship canal across the de?
sert Isthmus of Suez, between sixty and
seventy milos, is older than the Pj*ra
mids; but like tho mystery of tho inun?
dations and tho sources of tho mighty
Nile, it has passed down to our nine?
teenth century for its practical solution.
An English explorer, Sir Samuel Baker,
I having completely solved tho Nile
sources, its unfailing stream and its an?
nual overflow, has been commissioned
by the Egyptian Pacha, on a large and
liberal scale, to head an expedition to
the great Nile lakes of tho equator, in
view of making tho length of Egypt
the length of tho river, which flows
through some thirty-fivo degrees of lati?
tude. On the other hand, some French
engineers, having shown tho feasibility
of the Suez Canal, tho Pacha engages tho
Fronch to excavate it, and draws upon
tho wild Arabs for their workmen, thus
bringing tho influence, tho foremost
minds and tho best appliances of the two
greatest European powers into his ser?
vice with tho children of tho desert. The
Sultan of Turkey, then, who owes tho
preservation of his ompiro to England
and France, has reason to bo proud of
his progressive and sagacious Egyp
I tinu viceroy.
High words-Conversation on Mont
Col. Forney'i VUwa of Howth Carolin?.
The following extracts are' from Joba
W. Forney's letter to the Washington
Chronide.- Tho last Legislature of South
Carolinapassed a law, the execution oft
wbioh ought to attract multitudes tit"
emigrants. It provides that whenever
large estates are put up for sale and can
be purchased, as many of them can be,
at greatly reduced prices, the State Com
missioner shall buy them, and offer them
to settlers at cost, allowing them to pay
for them, on good security, at the end of
five years. This comprehensive benevo?
lence will re-act upon the owners of the
great estate. They should at length see
the folly of holding theso vast tracts,
and be ready to accept the necessity of
The approach to Charleston is far more
agreeable than that to Richmond, Wil?
mington or Lynchburg. Here, indeed,
wo found ourselves in tho midst of a land
of fruit and flowers. The gnarled trunks
of the indispensable live oak and em?
blematic palmetto, acres of strawberries,
peas, potatoes and tomatoes, foretold the
delicacies in store for us. When we came
upon our first view of Fort Sumter and
the broad bay of Charleston, stretching
ont in tho calm evening, they brought
back to us tho first firing, which struck
a chord in tbe popular heart, and
aroused to arms 20,000,000 of freedmen
in defence of their rights. Charleston is
built on a peninsula, nt tho confluence
of Ashley and Cooper Rivers, has a
population of 40,000, and is the largest
commercial metropolis in ibo Southern
Atlantio States. Tho Charleston Hotel is
a magnificent establishment, reminding
us of our best Northern hotels, und is
filled with company.
Many of tKem were Northerners
some in search of pleasure, and many
looking for lands and other chances for
investment. I have no time for an ela?
borate description of Charleston, but it
deserves all that could be said in praise
of it. Tho scars of the bombardment
aro everywhere visible. Many of thc
houses aro palatial, indicating thc aristo?
cracy of which we have heard so much.
The street cars seem to be doing a thriv?
ing business, but the general trade of thc
pince is dull. The Yankees are gradually
but surely getting foothold in the trades
and professions. Tho old residents have
no .social intercourse with them-espe?
cially tho females; but our self-reliant
New Englanders, many of them soldiers
of tho republic, are as independent and
as out-spoken as if they lived in Boston
or Hartford. Many of tho windows of
the houses were closed, and it was re?
marked that nearly all tho ladies wore
still in mourning.
Meanwhile, the Statu Government is
administered by Gen. R. K. Scott, with
firmness, yet with conciliation. Wher?
ever opportunity offers, ho recognizes
loyalty among tho people, forgetting the
past, and asking only obedience and sub?
mission to tho present. Very littlo en?
couragement is extended to him by those
who have heretofore managed the State.
Ho has bad a struggle with tho speculat?
ors and gamblers, who cunio to Columbia
last winter to subsidize the Legislature
in tho interest of certain railroad enter?
prises; and if tho effort is made at the
next session, he will be found nt his post
as inflexible ns ever. The finances of
South Carolina aro well managed, under
his careful and vigilant eye. The whole
State debt does not amount to$12,000,000.
A HELLISH PLOT UNCOVERED.-The
New Era publishes a letter from Frank
Joseph, a Northern Methodist preacher,
who, in bis professional travels in Geor?
gia, found darkies who said they were
acting under instructions to procure the
LI groes to kick up a row with the
whites, and get the State out of the
Union. They were to have forty acres
and mules for doing it.
Frank Joseph is a colored mau, for?
merly a slave of Mr. Viviotl Holmes, of
this placo, and is now a preacher or ex?
horter, or something of tho sort, of the
Radical Methodist Church, aud is now
ongaged about Whitesville, Harris Coun?
ty, iu his ministerial capacity. Wo have
had many transactions with Joseph
when ho used to work out by tho day,
and in justice to him, we must say we
always found him honest and truthful;
and if ho gavo tho abovo information to
the Era, wo are prepared to believe every
word of it-and we do not believe he
would make a false statement, especially
when it was calculated to iuure to thc
discredit of his own people.
[Lair ranga Reporter.
Novel weapons were lately used by a
husband and wife, iu Trenton, N. J., iu
a quurrcl whilo at tea. Tho man, stung
into a passion by the sharp and bitter
tongue of his wife, first picked up a boy
and flung him at her; but this novel
missile, after howling through tho air
like a screaming shell, brought up against
tho stove, and exploded in a series of
terrific yells. Tho man then snatched
up another child and hurled it at his
wifo. This ono struck with a dull thud
against the wall, and tho uproar became
dreadful. Tho father was then about io
seizo tho baby, when tho wifo, who had
been somewhat astonished at theso ex?
traordinary proceedings, picked up a
coffee-pot filled with tho beverage hot
from tho stove, and hurled it with so
true nu aim aud so vigorous an arm, ns
to bring the infuriated niau to thc floor
and to terms at ono and tho same time.
Tho children fortunately wero not se?
TUE XTXOKNTCBY.-Reader, have you
seen a copy of this now monthly? Do
you believo it possiblo for a work of this
description to bo gotten up at the South?
Will you force it, liko the "Land We
Love," to go elsewhere for pabulum? Do
you relish nothing but that which comes
from a distance? Allow us to say that
wo think this new monthly comparos fa?
vorably with any of its competitors for
public patronage. Copies may be found
at Messrs. Bryan <fc McCarter's and Daf?
fie & Chapman's.
Objects of interest-Sevcu-thirties.
Thrilling an?! Romantic Story.
Ia the month of Aagast, 1863, the
French ship Adelina Eliza quitted Bor?
deaux, for Hong Kong. A month after?
ward she was spoken off- Gape of Good
Hope. She was never heard of again
until a few dnys since her history ?nd
th? history of all her crew became pub?
lia A typhoon in the Indian Ocean
threw her out of her course, dismasted
her, broke her rudder, and tossed her to?
wards Oce?nica. Bad weather lasted
thirty days, and when fair weather re?
turned abo struck upon a coral reef, and
the exhausted orew were scarcely able to
take refuge in boats.
It was a moonless, starless night when
this accident occurred. They rowed
wildly, nnd thanked God when the
breaking day showed them a harbor,
surrounded by a charming landscape.
They reached land and laid down to
sleep. When they awoke, they found
themselves bound hand and foot, and
surrounded by savages. Their captors
proved to be cannibals. Eleven of them,
their captain included, were slain and
eaten. Three others contrived (how,
does not appear,) to make their escupe,
but thoy were mutilated. The ono who
succeeded in reaching Europe has one
arm cut off and one eyo torn ont. Tho
three reached n remote part of the island,
where they found a canoe and embarked
in it, preferring the risk of being de?
voured by sharks to tho certainty of be?
ing killed and eaten by cannibals. For?
tunately they found themselves in an
archipelago,?and were able to go easily
from one island to another. After wan?
dering for some time, moving ns" rapidly
ns possible away from the cannibal.)1
home, George Samazon's two compa?
nions died of exhaustion.
He remained alone, mutilated, hope?
less, upon a frail canoe. He neverthe?
less continued to push on, touching laud
only when necessary to sleep and to get
water and food. Ho ate shell-fish and
roots. One elay he reached tho Inst is
laud of the group, nnel nothing lay before
bim but the wild ocean, lie set to work
to build a ruft. It took bim a year. He
launched it. Tho waves threw itbnckou
the islaud. He several times tried to
put it to sea, but constantly failed. He
resolved to turu bis footsteps landward,
but in a different direction from the can?
nibals' home. Ho climbed a monntaiu,
crossed a desert, fell again into savages'
hantls, once moro escaped from them,
fled through forests ; his feet were bitten
by venomous insects; his face scabbed
by tho bites of mosquitoes. At last,
nearer dead thau alive, he came upon
white men. Ho bael been walking for
tbreo years, and bael crossed South
America on foot! The white men re?
ceived him kindly, and elid what they
coukl for him. Ile embarked upon a
small Portuguese ship, und at last reacheel
Europe. His family lind long given him
up for eleael.-P<iris Correspondet.ee of the
New Orleans Picayune.
"The Chinese Problem," taud "What
shall we do with John Chinaman ?" are
now the favorite topics of Northern pa?
pers, which have waxed themselves into
tho beliof that a new social elifliculty is
arising in this country. This is all folly.
The question can be answered in four
words: "Semi bim to us." Wo have
plenty of room, plenty of labor for him,
and wo will not be incommoded by his
peculiarities, to which Northern papers
attach so much importance. T o be sure,
John will interfere, to some extent, with
the blessed negro, wlio cannot compete
with him long in a fairfield.
I Nun Orleans Times.
TUE RAILROAD WAR.-The railroad
war in this city, which was urgod with
such fierceness for some months, has been,
as our readers are aware, brought to a
close. Yesterday, the armistice, which
hu3 beeu in existence for some time,
closeel, and the treaties of peace, in the
shape of the contracts between the City
Council of Augusta, Trustees of the
Acaelemy of Richmond County, anel tho
several railroads, were signeel by the
proper parties. Now, "let us have
Mr. Winthrop, tho Secretary of tho
Connecticut Boarel of Education, com?
plains that "many of our school elistricts
bear names that aro barbarous and fitted
to barbarize. In tue last official returns
to this department are fouud such names
ns Devil's Den, Cieler Hill, Cow Hill,
Chicken Hill, Clapboard Hill, Horse
Hill, Pudding Hill, Teddy Hill, Pud?
ding Laue, Woodchuck Hill, Wild Cat,
Bedlam, Obtuse, Quail Trap, Whip
Stock, Bengall. Poverty Street, Pinch
Street, Pig Tail."
COLORED APPRENTICE IN* THE NAVY
YARD.-Tho Secretary of the Navy has
ordered the master-machinist at the navy
yarel at Washington to take asan appren?
tice in his deparlment a coloreil boy
named Jeremiah Baltimore, who aspires
to tho position of engineer itt the United
States Navy. Baltimore is to bo ad
mitteil on the same footing with thc white
apprentices iu the department.
THE SUEZ CANAL.-Tho Secretary of
tho Suez Canal Gotnpan. nnoujices that
the official inauguration will take place
on the 17th of November. Merchant
ships or vessels of war carrying visitors
will be admitted free. The passage of
the canal will be mado on tho 17th as far
os Lake Timsah, whoro the Khedive will
give a fete on tho 18th. Tho next day
tho voyage will be completed.
A large meeting of tho ox-Confederate
soldiers wa3 held in Memphis, on Thurs?
day, antin "Confederate Relief anti His
I torical Association" wns formed, with ex
Govornor narrie, of Tennessee, as Pre
sielent, and Gonoral Patton Anderson, as
Vice-Prosideut. Tho main objects of tho
Association oro "tho relief of tho desti?
tute soldiers, their widows and orphans,
and. the collection of records pertaining
io the lato war."
The largest ants in thc world-Elc
We are reliably informed that nine se?
parate and distinct bids for the comple?
tion of tho Blue Ridge Railroad were
submitted to tho Commissioners at their
Sudlicher Correspondent is tho title of a
Gorman paper, the first and second num?
bers of which have just been received;
but ns we are not posted in the language,
the papers have beon turned over to a
German acquaintance. Messrs. Erckman,
Byyer & Co., 70 Brood street, Charles?
ton, are the publishers.
FRUIT JARS.-Messrs. Campbell &
Jouos have accopted the agency for the
"Franklin Fruit Jars"-tho simplest
and cheapest article of the kind tbnt we
know of. Theso jars have given the
most perfect satisfaction wherever used,
and are disposed of by the dozon at less
tbau thirty cents oach. Blackberries,
plums, peaches, etc., can bo safely se?
cured for winter, by using these pre?
BLACKBERRIES.-The crop this year
seems to be heavier than usual-and it is
always large. Ia fact, it is generally
enormous. Now tho question is fre
qucutly asked, "Can we utilize this crop
by drying, bj' canning, by making it
iuto wine, or in any other way?" Cer?
tainly you can. There is no fruit more
wholesome-none so efficacious in reme?
dying diarrhoea, dysentery aud kiudred
maladies. Wheu dried, thc fruit com?
mands a ready sale aud remuuerative
prices in the Philadelphia, New York
aud Boston markets. Why not secure
the crop, and realize a few lniudred dol?
lars, as may be easily doue in many lo?
calities in our State?
It will be seen by reference to the cord
of Mr. Wiliiam Wright, that the Nicker
sou Hotel has acquired a new lease on
lifo. Tho advertisement of tho Trustees
of the Fomale College, which appeared
ia those columns a few moaths back, for
leaso or rent of the building, was simply
a formal observauceof au annual custom,
Mr. Wright when taking charge of the
hotel having obtained the preference and
refusal of the hotel. It is the design of
the proprietor, beforo tho fall, to tho?
roughly renovate and improve his hotel,
to add to it such conveniences and ar?
rangements as will consult tho pleasure,
and contribute to the comfort ol his
guests. Tho Situation of this hotel is in
one of the most delightful quarters of
thc city; the table is good, the attendance
prompt, tho officials polite and courteous.
There is in tho Kickerson House every
feature to recommend it to the public,
aud Mr. Wright has our cordial wishes
for the prosperity of his house.
PLEASANT SUMMER READING.-"Calla
mura" is the name of a very pleasautly
written novel, by a lady of Louisiana,
who, in addition to the power of writing
both elegantly aud pleasantly, does so
under tho pleasant norn de plume of Julia
Pleasants-a name which she pleasantly
suits, and which pleasantly suits her.
'Tis, altogether, a pleasant work; and
not only that, but it exhibits so much
high cultivation, mingled with such per
I tinent allusions, and such happy elegance
and grace of style, that it secures for the
fair authoress, at once, a front place in
thc ranks of our best writers. Many of
us, doubtless, have seen the humorous
'Oh, 'tis a ll raven on earth, cries Gray,
To read novel? on a rainy day."
It certainly is an agreeable pastime, in
theso molting, fervid days, to get iato
some cozily pleasant, breezy and shady
spot, and to read such a novel as "Calla
mura" is. Tho authoress has so inter?
woven her figures of learning with
figures of fancy, and her figures of cha?
racter with figures of Southern roses,
and flowers, aud flowerets, that, without
being a tale too flowery, but just enough
so, her book seems, in places, to exhale
from its graceful pages the frngrnucy of
the sweet South's sweet floral odors.
She paints her characters and scenes
like one-"to the manor born"-entirely
at homo with her subject. It is said, we
understand, that she is related and con?
nected with familios of tho highest re?
spectability in Virginia, Tennessee, Ala?
bama, South Carolina, Louisiaua, aad
elsewhere. Wo thank her for "Calla
mnra," and predict for her a brilliant
careor as a novelist. Tho work is from
thc pross of Messrs. Claxton, Reinsen Sc
Haffelfinger, Philadelphia. Messrs. Duffie
Sc Chapman havo tho volume for salo.
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does not como up to contract, we make
! nocharge. With this understanding our
business men have no excuse for sending
I work North.
? few copies of the ?Sack and Destruc?
tion of Columbia' can be obtained at the
Phoenix office. Price twenty-five cents.
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mercantile printing, such as circulars,
letter heads, cards, bill heads, state?
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HOTEL ARRIVALS, ouly 4.-dickerson
House.-H. S. Ball, A. Lucas, Charles?
ton; Jabez Norton, Jr., Alex. MoBee,
Jr., S. C.; Snmnel B. Clissman, Hamp?
ton, Va. ; C. W. Presley, wife and child,
Atlanta. Ga.; J. R. Chatham, Helena,
S. C.; J. Lucas, Charleston.
National Hotel.-W. H. Ragle, Char
lotto, N. C. ; G. A. Neuffer, Charleston,
S. C. ; Thomas Kirkley, Thomas Cauthen,
Kershaw, S. C.; Dox. Chambers, New
Orleans; John A. Kenrick, Augusta, Ga.;
Lewis Jones and lady, Mrs. J. A. C.
Jones, Miss Mamie Jones, Miss M. E.
Jones, servant and child, Louis Schiller,
Edgefield, S. C. ; A. A. Gilbert, Sumter,
LIFE INSURANCE.-Wo would call the
attention of our readers to the following
very flattering notice of tho Piedmont
Life Insurance Company, of Richmond,
Va., which is taken from the Richmond
Enquirer-a paper published at the very
door of the office of thc Piedmont Com?
pany. This company is having an un?
precedented success, and judging from
this notice, together from all we hove
heard in regard to it, wo have no doubt
but it is destiued to take rank, sido by
side, with any company on either side of
the ocean. Tho mere fact that this com?
pany is goiug to locate a brauch office in
this State, and loan every dollar, received
for hie insurance in tho Staie, to its own
citizens, ought to commend tho company
to tho patronage of the people of the
SUCCESS EXTRAORDINARY-THE PIED?
MONT STILL HEADS THE LIST.-The busi?
ness of this Virginia entorpriso exhibits
tho most remarkablo success of this age,
and the caution and prudence it exhibits
in all departments proclaims its success
to be permanent. In one single day,
last week, this company issued 129 poli?
cies, carrying 8405,000 of risks, on which
the premiums were over 8-10,000. Five
of the policies were single payments, or
paid up, on which the cash premium was
Wo think this immense business, in
ono day, could safely be staked against
any company on this continent, and cer?
tainly far exceeds any company of its
age. Verily, tho Piedmont may properly
be christened "The Virginia Giant of
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Attention is
called to the following advertisements,
published the first time this morning:
Okra Soup at the Pollock House.
W. H. Wigg-In Probate Court.
P. F. Frazeo-Sheriff's Sale.
A Fortune in any State, ?fcc.
D. Gainbill-For Sale-Wanted.
J. S. McMahon-Election Notice.
Campbell ?fc Jones-Fruit Jars.
CONFEDERATE BLOCKADE RUNNERS.
Read their thrilling adventures in tho
XIX Century Magazine. Sold nt all
bookstores. Singlo numbers 35 cents.
THE AMERICAN HOUSE, BOSTON.-Its
central location, admirable management
and luxurious* cuisine have made it a
public favorite for years past. Newly
furnished and all late improvements
LADIES.-You will be interested every
month in the sparkling "Dishes and
Spoons" department of the XIX Century
Magazine. Illustrated and entertaining.
Ask your bookseller for it. Yearly sub
scription S3.50. Single numbers 35
TUTT'S IMPROVED HAIR DYE is ad?
mitted on all sides to bo the most simple
and natural Dye ever invented; it is
easily applied, does not stain the skin,
leaves tho hair soft and glossy, aud is in?
stantaneous in its effect. Try it, and
you will uso no other. J10 6
"BRILLIANT, RACY AND SPARKLING."
Such is tho popular verdict on tho UXIX
Century" the now illustrated Southern
magazine, published in Charleston. Tho
Adventures of Confederate Blockade
Runners, und "Personne'sReminiscences
of Confederate Camps and Fields" aro
thrilling. Sold afc all tho bookstores.
Singlo numbers 35 cents.
It is said that the proprietors of the
celebrated PLANTATION BUTTERS rent no
lesa than niue pews from the different
denominations in Now York city for all
those of their employees who will occupy
thom regularly, freo" of charge. This is
certainly praiseworthy, and it is to be
boped that others who employ a largo
number of people will follow the exam?
ple. Tho above fact, accompanied with
tho belief that a firm who would look io
closely after tho morals and wolfaro of
their exployees, would not undertake to
impose upon tho public, has induced us
to givo tho PLANTATION BITTERS a trial,
and having found them to bo all that is
represented, wo cordially recommend
them as a tonic of raro merit. j
I Observer, July 1 ?
I MAGNOLIA WATER.-Superior to thcM
I best imported German Cologne, and sold
; at half tho price. J10J3
"Much remains unsung," as thc tom
cat said when the brickbat cut short his