A Mischievous story contradicted.
--B. F. Adams
, of Southwestern Georgia
, in a letter to the Macon Telegraph
, contradicts the statement recently put forth by the Sumter Republican
to the effect that fifteen of his negroes had died from eating Chinese
sugar cane syrup.
It is wholly and gratuitously false, and I am the more anxious to correct it, because I suspect it was put in circulation by some designing, heartless speculator, who wished to alarm the planters, and thus secure their syrup for less than its market value.
He further says:
I give each one of my grown negroes a quart per week, and they are very Fond of it. I consider it a avaricious and perfectly harmless article of dist.