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THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
For President,
HORATIO SEYMOUR, OP N. Y.
For Vice-President,
GEN. F. P. BLAIR, OF MISSOURI.
COLUMBIA.
Thursday Morning, July 23, 1868.
Ono by one the radicals sse their
strengthening props torn from them,
and the spirit of desertion spreading
through their ranks. Tho Chief
Justice, upon whom they relied to
place the seal of loyalty on their
nefarious measures, left them, in the
moment of their need, to publicly
enroll himself with their onomies. J
The majority in Congress sniffed the
coming storm, and hastened to pass
a bill taxing bonds, in direct viola?
tion of one of tho cardinal principles
of radical faith, in order to pavo thc
?way gracefully for a futuro thorough
recantation. The old anti-slavery
party, on -whose back they rode to
power, pnblicly scorned to carry
either Grant or his fortunes. With
the exception of Logan, and a fow
other similar third-rate politicians,
all the leaders romain strangely and
ominously unimpressed. In vaiu
Greeloy scolds and prates of dcop
earnestness, in view of tho utter lack
of enthusiasm; and Grant sneaks off j
ou a journey in which ho finds nono
to do him roverenco. Look at tho
great radical superstructure from
whatovor stand-point we may, says
tho New Orleans Times, "decoy's
effacing fingers" aro .plainly trace?
able Its doom is overhanging it
like a dark and portentous cloud,
soon to swallow it up in au eternity
of infamy.
FORK, RICHLAND DISTRICT, S. C.,
; Near Kingsville, S. C. R. R.,
July 6, 18G8.
Editor Columbia Phoenix.
Sra: A short timo since, a number
of tho citizens of this neighborhood
orgauized themselves into an associa?
tion, under the name of tho "Pal
motto Benevolent Sooicty." The
object of the society is for tho relief,
aid and comfort of the poor and des?
titute of our immediato neighbor?
hood. At tho last meeting of tho
society, tho following resolution was
passed, "that copies of tho enclosed
preamble and resolutions, together
with notice of organization of this
society, bo sont to tho Charleston
Mercury and Columbia Phoenix, with
a request that they publish tho same. "
Tbesoeiety makes an urgent ap?
peal to similar societios, and to the
})ublic, to aid thom in their benevo
ent purpose. Any contributions
sent to tho caro of tho Secretary and
Treasurer, at Kingsville, will bo thank?
fully received by tho society.
Very respectfully,
M. R. CLARK, Sec. and Trca'r.
Whoreas, in consequence of tho
impoverished condition of our coun?
try, superinduced by a total failuro
of tho provision crops in this sec?
tion, the last two years, famine and
want, to an alarming extent, seems
to visit every family; especially does
it appear that starvation is present?
ing itself in the humblo abodes of
our extreme poor. Bo it therefore
Resolved, That wo, tho "Benevo?
lent Society," (notwithstanding our
comparativo destitution,) actuated,
as wo trust, by that Heaven-born
prinoiple bouovolouco, and moved
with sympathy for thoso that aro ndw
in extremo want, and unable to de?
vise ways and means to procuro food,
do unite onr hearts, prayers and
energies, for tho parp?se of doing all
wo can, under tho guidance of a kind
Providonco and tho aid of abenili
cont publie, to procuro bread, HO as
to avert, if possiblo, this now seem?
ingly inevitable starvation among tho
poor.
Resolved, That copies of this pre?
amble and resolutions, signed by tho
President and tho Secretary and
Treasurer, bo sent to similar socie?
ties, North and South, with a short
lotter, earnestly requesting their kind
and immediato assistance in tho
shape of corn or bread, howovor
small tho quantity it may bo in their
power to give, to help supply our now
urgent necessities.
H. L. JEFFERS.
President Benevolent Society.
M. R. CLARK, Soc. and Treasurer.
Forney's Press announces that
"Union politicians aro traversing the
South promising poaco and prosperi?
ty to all classes and conditions."
Organizing loyal leagues among tho
negroes and picking up tho property
of white men, is nearer the truth,
and much more agreeable occupation
for tho carpot-baggers, an exchan go
thinks.
mir., i , ' M ., -i." ? 1 11 j
Tit? Blue Ridge' Railroad.
FRANKLIN, ?. C., Muy 12.
Gen. J. W. Harrison-Mi DKAB
SIB: Your esteemed favor of April
has beeu received, in which you re?
quest me to make to you somo state?
ments in regard to "the geology,
minorai resources, climate, flora and
adajitation of thu soil and climate of
Western North Carolina to fruit cul?
turo," through which tho Blue Bidge
Railroad passes. Although my time
is already heavily taxed, I most cheer?
fully comply in furnishing you a few
brief statements of facts which carno
to my knowledge while ongaged as au
assistant in tho North Carolina geo?
logical survey.
To make anything like a fair re?
port of tho geology of thia section,
would far exceed the limits of n let?
ter, such as this is designed to be,
and you must accept of a mere sec?
tional statement of thu ecology, as it
occurs on the line of the survey of
the railroad.
In tho gap of the Blue? Ridge wo
have granite, and thcuce Northward,
and underlying the granite, wo have
a heavy belt of gneeis, cut by n re?
gular runge of serpentine; then wo
have, dipping undor the gneeis,
very heavy beds of nllurninous mica
slate. Then wo have tho taeonic
series, consisting of drab-colored
talco, micacious slates, quartzite and
primitivo limestone, which, at thia
point, oousists of marble of superior
quality. Wo then pass into clay
slates, conglomerates and a sort of
argilacious shales, finally reaching
tho old silurian limestones, at thc
Northern base of the Smoky Moun?
tain chain. Immediately beyond thc
pointwhere t Lu: line of survey emerge.'
from the Smoky Mountains, thorn iv
a mass of saud-stone, (tho Cheeleo
howeo Mountain,) in which there
exist strong indications of bituminous
coal.
Theso respectivo strata are high."
metamorphic, and heavily charg?e
with metalic sulphurcts and oxides
For example, in this valley wo hov?
magnetic iron ore in workable quan
tity; copper pyrites, or yellow cop
per, rich in its per cent, of metal
which, though uot explored in it;
frequent deposits to any gren
depth, promises to make valuabl
mines. Indeed, tho real minin<
value of this belt is nut yet under
stood or appreciated. At Webster
twenty miles East of this place, ii
tho County of Jackson, there is a be?
of chromic iron, or chrome ore, am
tho copper mines of Jackson Count;
aro capable of yielding a larg
amount of metalic copper. On th
Nnnteyalee, in this County, and Val
loy River, in Cherokee County, im
mediately West, thero is a remark
able grouping of valuablo minerals
The valley of ?tho Nanteynlee is
moro mountain trough, and tho Val
ley River valley is not oxceeeling
mile in width. In these vallics thet?
is immense wealth grouped into
narrow belt. We have thero ines
hnustiblo beds of heamilitio iron or
for a distance of thirty miles. Thea
oro beds are wonderful in their 63
tent, ure generally near good watt
power, and aro accompanied wit
cverj' facility for fluxing and smell
ing. Immediately alongside of thes
iron beds are white, clouded, gra
and flesh-colored marbles, of snporic
quality. I compared, somo yeal
since, specimens of these marble
with the finest quality worked in tli
marble yards at tho Capitol grouut
in Columbia, and found them equi
to tho best. These marbles, mon
over, burn into excellent lime, an
will bo valuable as a il ax for tho iro
ores. In these strata of marble thei
aro veins of argentiferous, galet
and gold. I have seen specimens <
this oro very rich in gold. Tl
veins, however, have not been e:
plored to any great depth, for tl
want of capital and machinery.
In this samo runge, and groupe
with these other minerals, we hiv
large, massive beds of agalmatolit
which is identical, in the eloments i
its composition, with the Ohinei
figuro stoue-a material large
worked in tho European porcela
factories, and when properly uso
makes an excellent Ino brick. I
deed, it is waggoned to Duck Ton
and used in the copper furnaces,
could bo used upon tho ground
tho construction of iron furnace
which would bo of great durabilit
Besides this, with railroad facilitic
porcelain factories might bo erecti
upon tho grounds, where tho linc
ware could bo manufactured in ai
desirable quantity. Thero is, a fi
miles from this place, a fine bed
porcelain clay.
In this same Nantoyaloo ran
thoro aro fino out-crops of roofii
slates, scythe-stouo and griud-sto
grits, which, with a railroad, mig
bo mado valuable.
Thopliinato of this section is sal
lirions and bracing. I have solde
seen tho mercury in tho Ihermomel
mark higher than ninety, and seldc
lower than zero. Thoro is a remai
ablo elasticity and freshness in t
atmosphere amongst Jicso mon
tains. Adil to this tho clearest cry
tal waters, coming out from ont:
these bold and hugo mountains, a
you havo a climato of tho grouti
excellencies.
As to tho floral, I must con fi
myself to that which is of the great
cst utility. Tho timbers of which
our.forests are composed, constitute
tho most valuable features. We have
black, Spanish, white and post oaks
in tho vallies, and ohesnut oak upon
the ridges and mountains. These
timbers yield the best bark for tan?
ning purposes. But we also have
the spruce or hemlock, as yielding a
valuable bark in tanneries. We also
have chesuut in great abundance;
and, as a valuable timber, we have
the hickory, which is large, and
grows to perfection. This timber,
with a railroad, would be valuable
for the manufacture of wheel car?
riages. Wo also have the white pine;
and in Haywood, the fir tree, used
in bucket factories. In somo of our
mountain coves, wo have tho finest of
blaok loonst in great abundance.
Our furniture timbers are, however,
of tho greatest value. We have tho
wild cherry, the black walnut, tho
maple and black birch. I measured
u wild cherry, during my survey, that
was thirteen feet in the girth, and
about seventy feet to the first limb,
with a romarkabiy straight trunk. 1
also measured a black walnut twelve
feet in tho girth, and above soveuty
five feet to the first limb. I have
seen very largo maples, of w hich ]
did not tako tho dimension. Thc
birch nlso attains good sizo for lum?
ber. With a railroad, cabinet shop;
might, bo erected on tho road. ]
cannot, however, dwell longer opel
this topic.
In regard to tho adaptation of Mu
soil aud climate of this section tc
fruit growing, I could say much, bu
must necessarily confine myself to i
few facts which appear as practica
results of tho adaptation to whicl
you refer. I must say, however, tba
tho generality of our uplands an
either composed of or rest upon still
alluminous clays, and I bnvo neve
seen a section in which the soil upoi
tho mountains was so rich and f?rtil
to tho very summits. This soil, wit!
our peculiar climate, produces th
applo tree in great luxuriance,
measured in Haywood County a ro^
of applo trees, that averaged abou
five and a half feet iu circumference
Tho applo fruit iu this climat
attains great perfection, and which
in point of quality and flavor, I hav
never seen cxcelleil. Some of ou
best varieties aro seedlings, tho peet
liar oftspring of the soil and climate
and are not only superior in quality
but large and elegant iu appearance
But some of tho best varieties, boin
of reccut origin, have not ns y<
been generally introduced into ot
orchards. Those living in our Soutl
ern cities seldom have an opporti
nity of judging of tho quality of 01
fruits, ns they aro curried to mark?
in roail wagons, and much bruise
before they reach tho market. Ol
people wagon them mostly to Athen
Ga., and oven as far ns Atlanta au
Augusta. Tho peach is not muc
cultivated, and tho pear but seldor.
Pears would, however, tlo well her
but next to tho apple, tho g ra]
would bo tho niost economical ai
remunerative Thc soil anil clima
are both singularly adapted to tl
culture of tho grupo. Hero we cr
get any desired elevation for vin
yards, and obtain localities where tl
humidity is neither too great, u
the fruit likely to bo injured by tl
lato frosts. An exporimcnt w
made, somo year since, by a Frone
man, in thc Cahutta Mountain, on
locality at an elevation of 900 fe
above thc level of tho Oeoneo Rive
where his fruit never had milde
anel for a number of years was nov
injured but once or twico with fro:
Moreover, tho rocky strata of tl
country, and tho steepness of t
surface, aro superior for draining t
soil to any tile drains that art c
construct; and by cutting into thc
steep acclivities, wino cellars can
constructed so as to securo uuiforn
ty of any desired temperature. Tl
is essential in proper vinous ferme
tation, abd tho production of t
be st quality of wine If your Bl
liidgo Hoad was built, there aro te
of thousands of acres now in w
forests that would soon bo converl
into fruitful vineyards, and .settle
tho country with a frugal and pr
perons population.
There is ono other view ot t
section worthy of remark. 1
whole linc;, nearly, abounds with 1
grandest water power I ever si
Numerous mills and factories can
placed immediately by tho track
tho road and receive and ship ma
rial without any cost for extra tra
portation. Again, many of th
rich mountains may bo convcr
into pastures, either for wool-grow
or elairy purposes. Iudocd, che
factories might bo established he
and any amount of superior che
produced for tho Southern marke
You will soo, my dear sir, that
brief statements which I have mi
go to show that tho North Carol
section of your road does not,
any means, pass through mero bar
mountains, without tho hopo of i
business to swell the immense frei
that must pass over it whou cc
ploted.
Time and space forbid mo to all
to our ceroals, potato crop, hay,
I havo said onongh, howevor, to f
a bird's-eyo view of this wonde:
and delightful country, whose fr<
invigorating climate-whoso ht
dashing mountain streams, cro.v
with trout-pure crystal waters, :
untainted atmosphere, will one
attraot a thrifty and intelligent popu?
lation. Yonts truly,
C. D. SMITH.
Gen. J. W. HAWHSON, President
Blue Ridge Railroad, Anderson, S. G.
Material for n. Novel.
The Court of Appeals of Kentucky
has just decided thc "Jack Lee" case,
named from a man who died at New?
port, in 1855, intestate, and without
known heirs to his estate of some
$30,000. In 1858, tho widow and
children of Wm. Loo, of New York,
a half brother of Jack's, filed their
answer and cross-petition, setting up
a elaim to the whole estate. The final
result was tho confirmation of the
right of tho property to tho heirs of
Wm. Lee.
It then appeared that tho decedent
was born in Now York, about the
year 1800, appeared for a few years iu
tho character of a law student, but
passed his time iu dissipation, ?nd
having spent a small patrimony, dis?
appeared bctwoon 1822 and 1824.
Between tho latter dato and 1828, ho
arrived in Newport, whero he gra?
dually roso from a stablo hand to a
bar-keeper; nud, at last, proprietor
of a cofFee-house, became less in?
temperate than beforo, and gradually
economical, if not penurious.
In 1SG0, Auu Eliza Selman (late
Lee) and james Leo, instituted suits
of ejectment iu tho Circuit Court,
claiming tho estate of Jack Lee,
deceased, as his children and only
heirs. Tho theory of their case was,
that in 1822 or 1823, Lee came to
Maryland as a tailor, and in 1821, at
Hancock, in that State, married aud
bad two children, James and Ann
Eliza. Ho was dissipated, and did
uot get along well with his family,
whom he abandoned in the fall of
1827, and tho last known of him in
Maryland, was, (as the Louisville
Journal, from which we take thoso
particulars, says,) his going with a
string of horses lo East Tennessee,
"for a mail contractor named Be?
side"-strango that thc once famous
l?eesido should dwindle down to an
iudefinito article, with his name mis?
spelled. In ton or eleven years, Loo's
wife, believing him to bo dead, mar?
ried one Farrell.
About tho year 1845, Farrell and
his wife, with tho Leo children,
removed to Cincinnati, and, some
years afterward, Ann Eliza Leo,
having grown to womanhood, mar?
ried Garrott Selman. Selman took
his young wife and wont to Newport
to live. Hero she heard of a man
named John Lee, who was, at tho
time, keeping a grocery, and, the
namo being tho same as that of her
lost father, she began to inquire into
his history and antecedents. Find?
ing that, iu age and personal appear?
ance, ho agreed with tho description
of her father, and, further, that he
had come to Newport about the time
her father had abandoned her motlier
iu Maryland, she told her mother
that she bolievcd this Newport Lee
was her father. The mothor was
greatly shocked at this, as sho had
again married and raised auother
family of children; and, in thc Cath?
olic Church, of which sho was a
devout member, such an offence was
a mortal sin. After somo months of
effort, the daughter persuaded her
mother to go to Lee's grocery and
seo him, which she did, in company
with a Mrs. Conlan, under tho pro?
test of buying some candy, and
aOirmed, in tho most positive terms,
that sho knew and recoguized him as
her husband, and could not bc de?
ceived.
They had reason, also, to believe
that Lee recoguized them, and that
he intended to make himself known
to them. Shortly beforo his death
he introduced himself to Selman, the
husband, and told him that ho
wished to seo him on important busi?
ness. Selman was then on his way
to New Orleans, and told him that
on his return he would como and seo
him, but before Selman got back Loo
was dead.
Three witnesses who knew Lee be?
foro he loft New York city, say that
within a few years after ho left there
ho made several return visits, aud
that he told them, on those visits,
that ho had married and had ouo or
more children.
Tho heirs of William Leo, of New
York, claim that Jack Lee, of New?
port, Ky., was born and brought up
in Bead street, New York; was, for
two or three years, a student of law
with one Thomas Plienix, on Murray
street ; that ho left the Empiro City
about thc 1st of September, 1821,
and arrived in Newport, Ky., in Oc?
tober of tiie samo yoar.
They brought forward cvidenco to
provo that thoir New York and Now
port Leo had existed for many years
as a distinct hoing from tho tailor
Leo; that while their Leo lived in
Now York, tho tailor Leo lived in
Maryland; that while thoir Leo lived,
Newport tailor still livod in Mary?
land; nud that after tho tailor of
Maryland was dead, thoir Leo still
lived; and that their Loo ucvor was a
tailor, but was a 'awyer. Tho ovi
denco produced to sustain tho points
was quito voluminous, aud somo of
it very positivo and oonvincing.
Against this, to shorten tho story,
stood tho resemblance of both plain?
tiffs to Jack Leo, that of James at?
tracting the attention of persons who
did not know him.
Tho first two trials of this caso re?
sulted in failures of tho juries to
agree. After that, a jury was dis
pensed with, and the question left to
the decision of the Circuit Court,
which decided in favor of the heirs
of William Lee, and on an appeal
taken to tho Court of Appeals, this
judgment has since been affirmed.
In the report, bare allusion is mada
to tho fact of Leo having been on in?
timate terms with a woman in Cin?
cinnati, by whom ho was said to have
had the children.
The Fourteenth Article.
RATIFICATION RY SOOTH CAROLINA.
Dy the President of the United Slates of
America.
A PROCLAMATION.
Whereas, By au Act of Congress
entitled "An Act to admit tho States
of North Carolina, South Carolina,
Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama and
Florida to representation in Con?
gress," passed tho 25th day of June,
1808, ? is declared that it ?3 made
tho duty nf tho President, within ten
days after receiving official informa?
tion of the ratification, by the Legis?
lature of either of said States, of a
proposed amendment to tho Consti?
tution, known as article ll, to issue
a proclamation announcing that fact;
and,
Whereas, On the 18th day of July,
18G8, a lotter was received by tho
President, which letter being ad?
dressed to the President, bears dato
of July 15, 18GS, aud was trans?
mitted by and under tho nnmo of
R. K. Scott, who therein writes him?
self Governor of South Carolina, in
which letter was enclosed and receiv?
ed at the samo time by tho President,
a paper purporting to be a resolution
of the Senate and House of Repre?
sentatives of thc General Assembly
of tho State of South Carolina,
ratifying tho said proposed amend?
ment, and also purporting to have
passed tho two said Houses, respec?
tively, on tho 7th and 9th of July,
18G8, and to have been approved
by tho said R. K. Scott, ns Go?
vernor of said State, on tho 15th
of July, 18?S, which circumstances
aro attested by the signature of D. T.
Corbin, as President pro tempore of
tho Senate, and of F. J. Moses, Jr.,
as Speaker of the House of Repre?
sentatives, and of tho said R. K.
Scott, as Governor.
Now, therefore, bo it known, that
I, Andrew Johnson, President of the
United States of America, in com?
pliance With an execution of tho Act
of Congress aforesaid, do issuo this
my proclamation, announcing the
fact of tho ratification of the said
amendment by tho Legislature of tho
State of South Carolina, in the man?
ner hereinbefore set forth.
In testimony whereof, I have sign?
ed these presents with my hand, and
havo caused tho seal of the United
States to bo hereunto affixed.
Dono at tho city of Washington,
this eighteenth day of July,
iu tho year of our Lord ono
[L. s. j thousand oight hundred and
sixty-eight, and of tho inde?
pendence of tho United States
of America tho ninety-third.
By tho Presidont.
ANDREW JOHNSON.
WILLIAM H. SEWARD,
Secretary of Stato.
DEATH OF JITDOE FUOST.-Hon.
Edward Frost died at his residence
in this city, yesterday morning, after
a brief illness, in tho sixty-eighth
year of his age. Judgo Frost was a
member of ono of tho oldest and
most respectable families of Charles?
ton, and was born hero in 1801. Ho
graduated at Yulo College in 1820, at
tho early age of nineteen. Ho gra?
duated at law in 1822 or 1823, and
practiced his profession until 1813,
when ho was elected ono of tho Cir?
cuit Judges of South Carolina. Ho
had, meanwhile, often served in thc
Legislature, and was otherwise a
prominent public man. In 1853, ho
resigned his seat on tho bench, and
has since then lived in dignified re?
tirement, respected and honored by
iiis fellow-citizens, whom, in his high
and responsible position, ho had so
well served.
j Charleston Mercury, 21s/.
Hay ti, says tho New Orleans Times,
in its sixty years of independence, is
a lit illustration of tho effects of
negro rule. In that time, from being
ono of tho fairest and most prolific
islands on the bosom of tho ocean, it
has become perfectly worthless us a
producer. Its people have relapsed
into barbarism; tho marriage rela?
tions is no moro regarded than it is
among brutes; Fetish worship and
Woudonism havo supplanted the
ceromonies of tho Christian Church;
tho most cruel excesses aro every?
where practiced, and tho most beast?
ly crimes sanctioned by custom.
Yet in the faco of such sickening
evidence of tho negro's incapacity
for Bclf-governniont, thc control of
ton onco independent American
States has boen placed in his hands,
through tho madnoss of fanaticism.
A new machino for navigating tho
air, invented by a Scotchman, will bo
brought out under tho auspices of
tho British iEcrouautio Society. It is
a sort of bird, with a body fifteen
feet in length, and wings stretching
out to tho width of thirty-fivo feet.
A tail roachos out behind to givo di?
rection to tho movement, while tho
wings aro flapped by an engine of
forty-horso power. This, it is said,
can be mada to proceed through the
j air at tho rato of forty miles an hour.
Xaooal T.tem?.
Mr. Theo. Pollook will serve up, to?
day, at his testuurftut, at ll a. m.,
turtle soup ; also, turtle steaks.
ICED MELONS.-WO are indebted
to Mr Clayton, of the Central Ice
House, for a largo and luscious
melon, just from the ice box. Mr.
C. keeps these melons on hand, and
can supply thom at any time.
SMALL BUSINESS.-A lad, aged ten
years, son of Col. Wm. Wallace, was
arrested, yesterday, on a warrant
issued by Magistrate W. B. John?
ston. Tho cause of the arrest was a
fist fight with a young freedman.
Bail was promptly offered, and Wal
laco released.
THE R. V. R. ASSOCIATION.-A
meeting of the Bichland Volunteer .
Relief Association, composed of the
old members of tho R. V. R., will be
held this evening, at 8 o'clock, in the
Council Chamber. An interesting
meeting is anticipated, and it is to
bo hoped there will bo a general
attendance.
SOAT.-By au arrangement with
Mr. Shiver, Messrs. J. & T. B. Ag?
new now net us agents for the cele- -
bratcd washing soap heretofore sold
by tho former. It is furnished to the
customers of either party at twen<y
fivo cents per bar, and is considered
by thoso who havo used" it to be the
best in tho market. Tho sample
furnished us gave ample satisfaction.
THE LEGISLATURE.-Nothing what?
ever of public interest was done in
either branch of thc General Assem?
bly, yesterday, except tho introduc?
tion to tho House of n bill to author?
ize tho certificates given by the
United States Direct Tax Commis?
sioners iu Beaufort District to per?
sons, as evidence of their right to
lands sold for taxes, to bo registered
as bona fide titles. Tho bill was read
tho first time, aud will be taken up
again to-day.
Wo have received from tho Presi?
dent of the Duo West Female Col?
lege, a catalogue of that institution,
which appears to be in a flourishing
condition. Perhaps the officers of
tho College are not aware that book
and pamphlet printing can be neatly
executed in South Carolina-as the
present work bears tho imprint of a
Philadelphia press. Give the Phoe?
nix a trial, Mr. President.
TAKE CABS OE THE CHILDREN.
During a "heated term," such as we
passed through last week, and may
experience again at any moment, the
following will bo fouud good advice,
and w e bog such of our readers to
peruse and remember it, who have
tho caro of children:
"Animal food, quantities of fruits,
raw vegetables, and above all cold
water or other chilling beverages,
must bo avoided. Farinaceous foods,
which can be varied in sort and
manner of preparation to the inclina?
tion of tho child, and warm drinks,
aro the propor aliments, and, if
absolutely necessary, at intervals, a
small doso of "Syrup of Rhubarb"
as a tonic. Avoiding too much
covering by day and night, ns also
excessivo exercise; bathing daily in
tepid water. These, and tho usual
care dictated by common sense, are
the cci lu iu weans of keeping a j'ouug
child in a healthy state, and preclud?
ing predisposition to most of the
"diseases of childhood."
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from Sy?
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from
.1 to 5 p. m.
Tho Charleston aud Western mails
are open for delivery at4.!? p. m., and
close at 8 '.j p. m. Charleston night
mail open HJ.j a. m., close 4?? p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
8}.< a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5J.V
p. m., closes at 8}? p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at
tcution is called to thc following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
timo this morning:
Meeting R. V. R. Association.
J. S. McMahon-Notice.
Meeting Acacia Lodge.
J. & T. R. Agnew-Soap.
POSTMASTER'S MALFEASANCE IN
OFFICE.-Our new postmaster, says
the Winnsboro (S. C.) Netos, Mr.
Oxner, upon taking charge of tho
office has fouud near 2,000 lotters,
from many of which the stamps had
beon carefully taken off, about thc
premises. Some of our business
men have recovered in the neighbor?
hood of forty or fifty letters, some of
them written weeks ago, but which
have never been sent.

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