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Aiding the poor.

--The wealthy citizens of Selma, Ala., have taken a step in the right direction to aid the poor and the mechanics. At a late meeting a Mr. Weaver contributed seventeen acres of land and $8000 to build houses. A large additional amount in cash was also subscribed, and six thousand pounds of bacon offered at one dollar per pound, and a large quantity of corn at one dollar per bushel.

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