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Saturday Horning, July 13,1867.
Progr?s* of Reform.
Reform ia undoubtedly progress?
ing in England, and Irish matters
have of late received from Parliament
some share of attention, even from
the House of Lords. One of the
?buses in legislation for Ireland, and
?one we know to be among the chief
sources of what is called ''disaffec?
tion," "disloyalty," ?fcc, is the exces?
sive wealth of the established church
in that unfortunate country. There
now seems to be a hope that this
abuse will soon be remedied. Tho
attacks against it, we perceive, are
not merely by Roman Catholics, but
by the Liberal party in Parliament,
which is nearly perfectly unanimous
in demanding a thorough investiga?
tion of the grievance, with a view to
On the 24th ult., the House of
Lords agreed to a motion made by
Earl Russell; that an address be pre?
sented to the Queen, praying for the
appointment of a Royal Commission,
which is to procure full and accurate
information of the property and ie- j
venue of tho Established Church in j
Ireland. It is remarkable, too, that
ono of the most interesting speeches j
made on the occasion was that by the
Irish Bishop of Down, who proposed
a considerable reduction in the num?
ber of arch-bishops, bishops and
clergy of the Established Church of
Ireland, and the consolidation of all
the revenue of the Church into one
common fund. This is an important
indication of the necessity which is
felt to make so-called "concessions"!
to public opinion.
The support of tho English Church
in Ireland, imposed upon the poor
people of all denominations in that
country, was one of tho most unjust
measures ever imposed on any peo?
ple. The religion of that church is
not the rebgion of tho native Irish,
and to be compelled to support it by
tho poor as well as tho rich of other
denominations, was ut least one of tho
crying evils which engendered hatred
against the English Government.
Consideration of the reform land
bill was postponed because the pre?
sent state of affairs in Ireland was
regarded as unpropitious for the ex?
tension of the franchise. As has boen
said, if the Tories wait until Ireland
is "loyal" bei'oro they attempt to le?
gislate for the removal of tho griev?
ances and disabilities under which
the people labor, they may wait for?
ever. And hero we may add for the
benefit of our legislators in Washing?
ton, that loyalty can only bo superin?
duced by a liberal and beneficent
We are gratified to seo that tho
monstrous grievance of the Irish
Church is now being denounced by
the liberals all over England, and
that, in the House, Gladstone, tho <
great leader of that party, has de?
nounced it as a monstrous injustice,
disgraceful to England and to tho
advanced civilization of tho nine- '
teenth century. As a New York
journal says, with Bright and Glad?
stone in the van, and tile masses in
England encouraging them onward,
the triumph of reform, both in Eng?
land and Ireland, cannot long be de?
We say God-speed to the liberal
party, for wo believe that, besides
wringing from tho selfish policy that
has so loug ruled Ireland a mensure
of justice, it will benefit thc English
people themselves. Should they bo
successful in obtaining even o portion
of tho equal rights and equal justice
to which the Irish people aro enti?
tled, it would do more for the sup?
pression of disaffection and disloyalty
than tho whole standing army of
England could effect in Ireland in a
century. Feuiunism and its kindred
organizations would soon disappear
from tho land.
There is a fever in New Orleans for
fillibusteriug, and "On to Mexico"
has become the popular cry in all cir?
cles. On this question, between Con?
federates and Federals, thoro seems
to be a perfect unanimity of fooling,
and, at tho anniversary dinner on the
4th, at the St. Charles Hotel, the sen?
timent which evoked the most ap?
plause was uttered by ex-Governor
Weller, of California, and was, "On
to the halls of the Mouteznmas."
The cost of Russian America to us,
taking the whole territory, is about
threo ceuts an acre.
A Wotab?e Registration Case.
Mr. John Janney, of Virginia, who
was President of the Convention
whioh passed the Virginia Act. of Se?
cession, and held, many offices before
the late civil war, whioh rendered it
i necessary for him to take the oath to
support the Constitution of the United
States, applied for registration, and
was refused. Mr. Janney takes the
ground that, under the ruling of the
Supreme Court, all tho test oaths
now required are unconstitutional,
and, therefore, null and void.
! Mr. Janney is represented as a pro
I found constitutional lawyer, and by
I treating the penalties prescribed by
Congress as invalid, he throws the
I onus of rejection of his offer to re?
gister upon the board of registration,
and by -this means bring the matter
up before a competent tribunal for
But we caunot see what benefit
will result from the test proposed by
Mr. Janney, for it is beyond doubt
that, according to the plain text of
the reconstruction Acts, as well as by
the legal opinion thereon written out
by tho Attorney-General, ho is not
qualified, from his antecedents, to
register or vote. The registration
law may bo abused in the bauds of
those appointed to administer it, but
we thiuk there is neither consistency
or legal eminence displayed in making
tests of points already decided, both
by the law itself and tho legal officer
of the Government, who is known to
be opposed to the laws. If we could
seo any good to como to the Southern
people by throwing these unnecessary
obstacles in the way of reconstruc?
tion, we might" justify them; but wc
have sceu nothing to support them
but mere sentiment and appeals
from once favorite but exploded po?
litical theories, which, if persisted in
and heeded by the Southern people,
*vill drag them dowu further than
they have already done in the road tc
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PBOMPT ACTION.-The New Yorl
Tribune, of the 11th, says:
"It is melancholy that argument;
such a3 those of ?Mr. Stevens aud Se
nator Trumbull should still bo ueces
sary in the American Congress-tha
these gentlemen should have tin
trouble of proving nguiu that tin
United States, having put down tin
rebellion of ten States, possesses tin
right to re-organize their Govern
meuts, and to hold them under mili
tary rule until that re-orguuizntioi
is effected. But while Mr. Brook
can gravely cite his visit to the tomi
of Washington as a reason why rebel
should bo allowed to coutrol Virgi
n?a, and pretend that the JLouisiau
Treaty gives France the right, to in
terfero with Congress; while Mi
Wood can make his imaginations o
what Gen. Jackson might have don
a rule for what thc President shoal
do-those arguments are probubl
unavoidable. There are ignoran
people, evou in Congress, who nco
to bo instructed, and Mr. Trumbull
speech admirably explains tho justic
of the supplementary acts wbic
Congress is about to pass. Yel
enough has been said on that hem
and we shall be glad to find the St
nate prompt to perfect its bill an
pass it. The only necessary subject
of dobato are the provisions ol' til
bill itself. General principles ha\
been absolutely settled, and the esp<
cial business of Congress is to avoi
thc errors of thc last session, and i
framo a measure which cannot I
misunderstood or evaded."
Tiiou ART THE MAX.-Thu Xe
York Atlas speaks out with gre;
plainness as to the responsibility <
the Secretary of State for the slang]
ter of Maximilian, lt says:
"Wc believo that Wm. H. Scwai
wilfully and deliberately devott
Maximilian to death, when ho migl
have saved him by stretching out li
finger; and for this heinous orina
wo arraign him before tho tribunal
public opinion, now and hereafter
A QUIET CELEBRATION, VERY.-T
Lancaster Ledger says:
"Tho observance of the Fourth, 1
the whites, was celebrated, at tl
place, by the reading of the Declai
tion of Independence. At tho sn
gestion of prominent citizens, a mei
ing was convened at the court hod!
at ll o'clock. Among tho mimi
we noticed several of the disf ranchis
class. On motion of Dr. Mittag, t
Declaration was read by J. M. Be
ty, Esq., after which the audiet
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JUAREZ.-Juarez has, during 1
last year and a half, beeu culpable
such ways as to furnish abundi
ground to bring him to judgni<
and execut'-?n, as soon as the la
can be asserted; and if tho consti
tional president, Ortega, whom
now arbitrarily holds as a prison
does not yot administer to bim 1
fate of Maximilian, it will probal
bo because bo himself first falls'a
Letter from Gen. Sickle?.
Gen. Sickles has addressed the fol?
lowing letter to the Hon. Lyman
Trumbull, Chairman Judiciary Com?
mittee, United States Senate:
CHARLESTON, S. C., July 5, 1867.
MY DEAR SIB: I have decided not
to begin registration in this district
until Congress determines who shall
be registered. I trust, therefore, that
it will be tho pleasure of Congress to
extend the time for the completion
of my registration, until-say, Ooto
ber or November. If I proceed now,
and disregard the wishes of the Pre?
sident, my action would be regarded
as insubordination; if I follow his
intimations, many would probably be
registered not eligible according to
the true interpretation of the Acts of
If it is meant that all who have
held any oflice-Federal, State or j
municipal-having taken au oath of
office to support tho Constitution of
tho United States, and afterwards
engaged in rebellion, or given aid,
comfort, ete., are disfranchised, this
should be expressly declared; other-?
wise, if left to construction, it may
be held that no other officers are in?
cluded than those classes enumerated
in Article VI of tho Constitution,
and that even as to these a full par?
don removes tho disqualification.
If it is meant to er elude lawyers,
they should be expressly mentioned,
or else described by some classifica?
tion; as, for example, after the word
"office," add "any licensed calling or
employment or profession." Other?
wise, if the eligibility of lawyers be
left to construction, it may be held
that a lawyer is not a public officer,
although a functionary of a court or
other judicial body.
The truth is, we have now in ope?
ration two distinct systems of recon?
struction, originated by Congress,
and engrafted upon tho President's
plan of reconstruction. The first
Congressional plan is expressed in the
Howard constitutional amendment,
leaving suffrage to be regulated by the
several States, and imposing upon cer?
tain classes of persons disqualification
for office, as a punishment for rebellion
and as a safe-guard for the future.
That plan having been refused by
the rebel States, Congress passed the
reconstruction Acts, which form a
second scheme of reconstruction,
entirely distinct in principle aud plan
from tho former. In the second plan,
Congress assumes control of tho
question of suffrage, which is ex?
tended to all who can take a pre?
scribed oath, and also enforces the
disqualification for office, which
would have been the penal and con?
servative feature of the first plan.
Now, it seems to mo that the true
conservative guarantee against re?
action is in the addition made to the
loyal vote by tho enfranchisement of
the colored people. That being done,
the occasion for the disqualification
clause ceases. Hence, the true solu?
tion, I believe, is to declare, with
universal suffrage, a general amnesty
-naming the exceptions. A more
liberal amnesty is, in my judgment,
essential to the success of the Con?
gressional plan of reconstruction. It
will enlarge the range of popular
choice for tho important judicial,
executive and legislative departments
of tho State Governments, otherwise
inconveniently confined to classes
very few of whom are lit to hold oflice.
The people can surely bo entrusted
to judge and select from those who
took part in the rebellion, the men at
once qualified and sincere in their
adhesion to the new order of things.
Such men, being eligible to office,
will have motives to identify them?
selves with reconstruction, and to
support tho views of the majority.
Now, moro than ever, men of ability
and experience in public business are
needed for the State governments in
thc .South; aud it is truly unfortunate
that at such a moment nearly all who
know anything of public affairs, and
especially those who could fill judi?
cial stations, are disfranchised. This
exposes the experiment of general
suffrage to needless hazards. If the
experiment fail, it is most likely to
fail from tho inability of tho people
to put in oflice those who could and
would assure success. It would have
been advantageous, perhaps, to have
removed many disaffected persons,
especially judges, sherill's and magis?
trates, in the execution of tho sixth
section of the Act of 'Jd March, if
competent successors could have
been found among those who aro eli?
gible to oflice. And I would regard I
tho possession now of a wider field of
choice for civil officers, ns one of the j
most effective instrumentalities in the
execution of the military authority
conferred upon District Command?
ers. As it is, I find myself prevent?
ed, as will tho peoplo by and by,
from securing for tho public service
men of aptitude and character, whose
I repentance is as certain as the devo?
tion of the most consistent loyalist.
In truth, the zeal of somo of tho
converts out-runs tho discretion of
many of the faithful. With refer?
ence to other practical suggest iou-j, it
might be useful if Congress, by ono
of its committees, interrogated tho
commanding officers of tho several
Districts upon thc operation of thc
reconstruction Acts, and the further
legislation required. Very respect?
fully, D. E. SICKLES.
A beloved pastor of a congregation
out West, last year, received as re?
muneration for his services 0150 from
an Eastern missionary society, and
from his affectionate flock a barrel of
whiskey and a keg of varnish.
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Karly In the Field.
The attention of the authorities ia
called to the following extracts from
an nrkiele published in the Cheraw
(S. 0.) Advertiser,, of the 10th iust.:
"We are informed by a colored free?
man (not freedman) that Aaron
Sweat, of Marlboro District, another
colored freeman, (not freedman,) who
has always enjoyed all the privileges of
a white man, is a candidate for Con?
gress in this Congressional District.
That he has made several appoint?
ments, at whioh be has been met by
crowds of freedmen, to whom bebas
made electioneering speeches. In
theso speeches, he tells the freedmen
that he gets his papers from tho "West,
informing him that, iu that region,
the radicals are butchering all tbe old
secessionists, men, women and chil?
dren, and argues that thc samo must
bo done here, and that now is the
time to doit. There are other nativo
born, natural orators, of African do
scent, who also address these meet?
ings, using equally violent and incen?
diary language. Ono of these, by the
name of Prince, n brick-layer by
trade, is also in the Held as a candi?
date for the convention.
Some one, or more, has been sup?
plying the negroes with arms, until
almost every one eau show a Federal
musket or rifle, with ammunition in
abundance. These arms aro not
merely sporting guns, but aro mus?
kets and rifles, rightfully belonging
to the United States arsenals. Whilst
this was a military post, tho com
I mandera claimed all such arms iu tho
bauds of white mon as Government
l property-demanded them as such,
and seized them ns such, without re?
gard to bow they came into tho pos?
session of our citizens. Aro not the
military commanders bound, and
would they not readily discharge
their obligations by disarming the
negroes, upon complaint, and the
i proof to sustain that complaint? Wo
have no doubt of it. But should they
fail in this important duty, tho white
citizens have but one course to pur?
sue, aud that is, to prepare, tho best
way they eau, for self-defence. Tbe
seeds of tho storm have been sown
broad-cast over the laud, and, with?
out the interruption of the law, either
State or military, the harvest is not
TUE CONQUERERS OF MEXICO.-An
nrticlo in tho New Orleans Crescent,
speaking of the murder of Maxi?
"Tbe execution of Maximilian bas
a doublo meaniug. It is an act of
protest as well as of vengeance; the
Indian's protest against civilization,
tho Indian's vengeance against a
Hapsburg for tho subjugation of bis
ancestors, three centuries ngo, to the
dominion of a Hapsburg. Some per?
sona have been asking the moaning of
this reference to the House of Haps?
burg, aud we take the liberty to solve
their doubt?. Charles V, of Spain,
was the son of Philippe the Fair (son
of Maximilian, Duke of Austria and
Emperor of Germany,) and of Mary
the Mad, daughter of Ferdinand tho
Catholic, of Spain. Thus Charles V,
of Spain, was on his father's side, n
Hapsburg." This event was what se?
cured him the preference of Francis
I, of France, before the Diet. It was
under Ferdinand tho Catholic that
Columbus discovered America, and
the conquest of Mexico took place
under Charles V. Thus, a Hapsburg
was tho first foreign ruler of Mexico,
and on a Hapsburg-Maximilian, of
Austria-the Mexicans avenged their
1' .emarks of the Crescent on this
subject are most happy, and show the
immense influence which a thorough
knowledge of history bas upon the
philosophy of that greatest of all
THE COXGAREE BRIDGE.-We copy
the following notice of the nowbridgo
of the South Carolina Railroad Com?
pany, over tho Cougarec Uiver, from
the Charleston Mercury:
The bridge is a lino piece of work,
and thc: staunchest bridge of tho kind
in tho South. Its wholo length is-l b)
foot, and it is composed of two spans
of 140 feet, and a draw of 117 feet.
Tin; width inside is thirteen feet six
inches, and outside twenty feet.
It is whai is known as a high
"Howe .Truss," set upon black cypress
piers, thirty feet abovo low water, and
live feet abovo the height reached
by the highest freshet that has been
Tho builders are Messrs. Benno &
Co., Mr. J. B. Lassallo .superintend?
There is no doubt that tho bridgo
is ono of tho finest works of that de?
scription in wood that has over been
constructed; and Mr. H. T. Peake,
tho ablo superintendent of tho road,
the builders, the supervisor, and all
persons engaged, aro congratulated
upon tho energy, skill and perse?
verance which have united to mako
the Congaree Bridgo a groat and on
The Boston Advertiser says: In
some of tho towns in Western Massa?
chusetts a thriving business is carried
on in the salo of "cabbage plants."
Tbe customers are said to call at a
very early hour in the morning. The
most curious port of the transaction
is that tho customers all bring jugs
or bottles to get their cabbage plants
No DESPATCHES.-Owing to tho in?
terference of the lightning with the
wires Inst evening, we are without
onr usnal night despatches.
CHOICE BEEF.-We have been re?
quested to inform the public that the
best beef whioh has been in this mar?
ket since the Shermanization, can be
found at Stall No. 3, this morning.
IN LUCK.-We yesterr"vy received
tho following pleasing no ie from Dr.
M. M. Cohen, accompanied by a
monster cabbogo and several rousing
FRIEND SELBY: I trust you will not
take this esculent offering as a per?
sonal implication of propensities pe?
culiar to tho tailoring (cabbaginy)
business, (if evon you do indulge a
free use of tho scissors,) nor ns an
intended reflection on your obstiuaoy,
May its unfolding leaves provo lite?
rally a type of tho opening of a new
volume in your future life, and its
dimensions a fore-ruuuer of tho cor?
poreal development and mammoth
expansion of both thc editor and tho
You extol elevon-inch tomatoes-I
send you thirteen inches. Make good
use of same.
Some of the cabbage, leaves have
been cut off beforo sending. Yours,
very truly, MELVIN M. C.
Thc Doctor will pleaso accept our
cordial thanks for his substantial
remembrance, and also for the kind
wishes expressed; but our punning
friend will have to "try, try again,"
in the tomato line, as Major W. H.
Gibbes, about tho same time, favored
us with a basket of tomatoes, one of
which measured 13 j ? inches in cir?
cumference and another 15-a green
ono at that. The basket also con?
tained two immense beets. With
rcferenco to tho latter, we can only
say, in tho language of another,
"Neighbor, beat these beets."
FOB HOUSE-KEEPERS.-We comply
with thc request of a lady correspond?
ent in publishing the following com?
munication; whether or not her ideas
aro feasible, eau only bo ascertained
by actual trial:
MESSRS. EDITORS: Through your
medium, allow mo to make oue or
two-suggestions to house-wives iu re?
gard to servants. In our now,
changed relations to our servants, we
should chango our old manner ol
dealing with them, and adopt thc
plan of tho European and Northern
ladies. To secure ourselves against
imposition, and as a check upon the
frequent changes weare compelled tc
make, we should require the new ap?
plicant to bring a certificate of good
character and industry-in a fair chi?
rography. Aud, to save our China,
hold them accountable for the brokou
and missing pieces-make them pa)
or lose, according to the value; also,
in regard to other articles. By thc
adoptiou of these rules, much of oui
difficulty would bo obviated, ami
house-keepers saved much worry ant
anxiety of mind. MENAGE.
DILLON'S UNIVERSAL COTTON TIE
The following letter, addressed to th?
agents of the maker, at Savannah
Ga., by thc manage** of tho Centra
Cotton Press, who has used ove:
20,000, is sufficient evidence of th?
estimation in which these Ties ari
OFFICE CEN TEAL COTTON PBESS,
SAVANNAH, May 27, 1667.
Mettra. F. W. Sims& Co., Agents fv
Dillon's Universal Tie, Savannah.
DEAR SIRS: In my business of com
pressing cotton, I have had occasio;
to examine closely all tho various Tie
for iron bands used iu baling cotton
and take pleasure in testifying to th
superiority, over all others, of th
Universal Tic. It is as easily adjusl
cd, and is much stronger thau an
A Tie that is not good at tho pr?s
is not good at thc plantation, o
nearly all tho cotton is compressed r
the ports, and a weak Tie must the
bo replaced by a good one, at th
expense of tho planter. I havo neve
seen ono of your Ties break, thong
I pitched a bale of cotton secured fi
them out of a second story to th
ground, without any break to tli
Under these circumstances, I Ul
hesitatingly recommend theUniversi
Tio to every planter, os combinin
tho greatest simplicity with unequa
led strength. S. W. WIGHT,
Managor of tho Central Cotto
Press Compnnj-, of Savannah.
Messrs. J. & T. R. Agnew, of th:
city, are agents for tho Universal Ti?
SOPPOBT YOUB OWN JOURNALS. -
Tho Gleaner, issued every Wednei
day, from this office, defies compot
tion as a literary and nows jourua
Thoso who subscribo to it aro kot
well i osted up in the current oven
of thc day, as it embraces the tel
graphic news, political, commercia
state of the markets, &c, up to tl
hour of going to press.
NEWSPAPER TRIALS AND TRIROT?A
noNs.-Among other business enter?
prises which axe suffering from the
extraordinary pressure of the times
it the South, is that of publishing
newspapers. Our exchanges bear
witness to this almost every day.
Among the best which have been
lately compelled to suspend, we note
the Knoxville Commercial, a new en?
terprise commenced since the war;
the Natchez Courier suspended on
the 1st inst., and its editor says, that
although for thirty years it has been
welcomed by its readers, yet it can?
not live without the business encou?
ragement it always received until
these terrible times came on; and a
Nashville daily has followed suit; also,
the South Carolinian, of this city.
The "Richmond Times and Dispatch,
two good papers, were lately Consoli
Inted, the Times losing its identity.
Two other Bichmond papers-the
Enquirer and Examiner-have been
merged. These are only instances
which have come under our observa?
tion of the misfortunes of daily jour?
nals, while the stoppage or suspen?
sion of weekly journals are too
numerous to chronicle.
lu other instances, we notice a cur?
tailment of the dimensious of some
3f the leading daily papers of the
country. Aside from the money
pressure of tho times, many of tho
failures of newspapers might doubt?
less be traced to mismaungement and
ncompetency. And an enterprise of
this kind goes down, when another,
?vho thinks himself more competent,
sets up a new machine, and puts it in
motion, at the expense, perhaps, of
some friends, staking his ability and
jxperienco against fae capital fur?
nished as a full equivalent. The ma?
chine thus oiled runs smoothly for a
mort time, but the supply not being
replenished, it soon comes to a halt.
Even in ordinary times of usual busi?
ness prosperity, to embark in the
newspaper business was hazardous,
md in proof of this we give a list of
newspopcr enterprises started in this
sity which, from various causes, were
compelled to stop publication :
Telescope, (S. Johnston,) weekly.
Commercial Advertiser, (I. C. Mor?
Chronicle, (E. H. Britton,) weekly.
TelegrapJi, (DeLeon ? Carlisle.)
States Rights Republican, (Dr. R.
W. Gibbes,) daily-merged ?uto Daibj
Palmetto Slate Banner, (Dr. R. W.
Carolina Times, (E. H. Britton,)
Temperance Advoculc, weekly.
New Era, (Degn?erelly A- Curtis,)
Southern Agriculturalist, (A. G.
Southam Light, (Broughton & Co..)
Transcript, (A. A. Haight,) daily.
Family Friend, (S. A. Godniau.)
Courant, (Walker Sc Co.,) weekly.
Farmer and Plantel-, (R. M. Stokes.)
Bulletin, (Britton Sc Co.,) daily.
Whitaker B Magazine, (D. K. Whit
Examiner, (W. B. Johnston.)
Confederate Baptist, (Durham ?
Southern Lutfieran, weekly.
Southern Guardian, (C. P. Pelham.)
Rural Southerner, (R. M. Stokes,)
American Patriot, (J. E. Britton,)
Portfolio, (F. G. DeFoutaiue.)
South Carolinian, (F. G. DeFou
We have no interest iu saying that
tho successful publication of a news?
paper depends on moro contingencies
iban almost any other business that
iither a capitalist or an intelligent
nan could embark in.
POST OFFICE HOCUS.-The office is
>pon from 8 a. m. until 3'.. p. m.,
md from G until 7 p. m. Tho North?
um mail closes at '?}.? p. m., aud al!
>thor mails closo at 8 p. m.
Jo? FIUNTIXG.-The Job Office of
he Phamix is as complete as any in
ho South. It is furnished with new
onts of typo of all descriptions and
1 tho moat modern styles. All work
xccuted promptly, with taste and
kill, and at reasonable rates.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is call
d to tho following advertisements, which
ro published this morning for the first
J. A T. R. Agnew-Cotton Tio, Ac.
W. T. Walter-Auction.
E. ) '. Stokos-Attornoy at Law, Ac.
A fino lot of Desirable Goods have Just
een opened by Mr. R. C. Shiver, who still
dhoros to his popular principle of good
rticlos for little money. Read his adver
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