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Satuuday, Deeember 7, 1678.
The "Ever Fateful Ile"-Petro
A odM in the hed is generally
obtained by the contrt system.-
And the arty always
**ise. whea. "" " has , h.. . .
Grant is the t; ex-Preident
of the United 8sia'no living.
The Plranological Jo.ragl, says:
"Iu choosing a wife, be governed by
After yo are married, yao may
both be governed by "urchin."
The farmers of Shrowsbury, Mae
sachusetts, held a meeting recently
and debated the question, "What
.s.dl we do with our apples?" There
was no William Tell present to tell
the farmers to shoot 'et.--PicynMe.
They might contribute a few bar
rels of "sams" toward ktling the
. e-l -Imn------
The harangue of the President on
foutbern agairs, intended as a
Presidet's annual message to Con
reus and the eountry. was reed in
both houses last Tuesday.
Biebland Beema: "The man who
has to mortgage his crop before it
is made, to procure supplies, had
better sell what he has and hire him
self oat to mome good farmer for
Seven eitiaesr of Natehez, wbose
abraers are -bove suspicion,
Mwarreeted this week by deputy
United States marul. It is
thought that they are to be politic
Prsidntil candidates should
not be trotted out too soon. They
are apt to get winded before they
are needed to struggle on the final
MEal. The cbsnces are that
not more than one President will be
elected, and most of the aspirant*
will probably speud the remainder
of their days on the "home" stretch
Last Sunday's AL"sor contains
a complete and lengthy review of
the business of New Orleans for the,
ipast fteen months, from Septem
ber 1, 1877, to Ddcember 1, 1878.
There has been a !ar&e falli>.. off
jin the receipts of cotton for the ±
first qparter of the present commel- 1
ciad yeir, the receipts being 160,257
bales, whereas las: year 224,027
bales had been received during the
same tinuea This is largely due to
the fact that the prevalence of yel.
low fever eamnsed much of the cotton
to seek inland routes to the East for
shipment, which would otherwise
have come to New Orlesans. Owing
;o the same cause the stock on hand
September 1, this year, was only
'4086 bales, compared with 21,856
bales at that datrlast year. The
groos reoeipta up to August 31 of
tWe present year, however, show an
increase of son.e 300,000 bales over
last year. Taking Middling cotton
as a basis the price has rued lower
this yeas than it did in 1877, with
the exteption of the month of,
August, when it was a little higher,
.teing quoted at 11 3-16c., against
j for the same month last year.
The sceits of sugar from the 1st i
of September, 1878, up to the 1st
1of December, show a decided in.
crease, being 4725 hogsheads and
i 4lbarrels, against 1670 hogsheads
entd 2160 barrels for the same time1
last year. The receipts up the 1st
of September, 1878, were 125,100
L hogsheads, against 169,331 hogs
heads in 1877, showing a decrease
this year of 44,231 hogsheads.
Molasses, rice and wool show an
increase over last year.
Notwithstanding the damaging
effects of the epidemic, business for
the past three months has been
gradually improving, and with good
crops and a healthy season, New
Orleans will doubtless recover much
of her lost trade and regain her
ant beiluma prosperity, enabling her
to maintain her social standing as
the "Queen City of the South."
When a young man comes to be
lieve that a glass of liquor is a daily
necessity, he must soon quit diunk
iug and attend to bu"inesa, or quit
business and attend to drinking.-
If he has no business to attend to
and nothing to drink, he can kill
time and go to "'court."
Mr. Wood, of Pennsylvania, pre
sented a resolution is the House to
abolish the tax on matches. This
should not be put upon the shelf.
We hope they will not strike out
any portion nor make light of it.
It is of matchless importance.
Says the Cincinnati Price Cur
rent: Only one person in ten, as
shown by the record, that take out
a life policy, continues it to matur
ity. Men procare life insurance as
a necessity. They soon find that
its cost puts it in the list of high
priced luxuries, and they have to
discontinue. T he fault is in the re
serve system. which is beginning to
be understood, and which, as it is
being understood, is being aban
doned. In life insurance, the best
way is to pay as you io.
A SOLID SOUT H.
It is but natural, perhaps, that
the party in power should resort to
every conceivable plan for the pur
gose of enabling -them to retain
their position. WSiI when, for the
accomplishment of 'this object, theyi
resort to vile :'a:%s-sions and most!
base misrepreaentations of the con
dition of affairs in the South, on the
very doubtful theory that all is fair I
in politics, it remains jor uis t
meet them at every point aetl refute
thair numitigated slanders. Tlerm
are.influential and able journals in
the North who come bravely to our
assistance in doing this. We will
mention the Boston Globe as one
which seems to thoroughly under
stand and appreciate the situation.
It says: "What is the cry about
now? It is not even alleged that
the negro is not paid for his labor.
It is not charged that the negro is
chbeated in business affairs. It is
not claimed that his rights of prop
erty are infringed. It is not assert
1ed that he does not get his own.
_The indictment is that he doesn't
I vote the Republican ticket, as Re
publicans think he ought. 'Only
this and nothing more.' It is not
the happiness of the colorid man,
but the happiness of the Repub
lican party that is disturbed. The
black man votes with his friends,
with the men that give him employ
ment and pay him, or, attending to
his humble business, he does not
vote at all, and the Republicans in
the North think that there has been
a great outrage. This as a large
fraction of the Southern question.
The negro only asks to be let alone
to earn his bread lor his wife and
children. It is chiefly Republicas
who want his vote that will not let
him alone. It is not the negro in
the South who tiomplains of belig
robbed of his rights; it is the Re-i
publican politicians in the North.
IThe colored people have all the .
rights which the ballot was given
them to secure. If the country were
to wait for them to enter complaint,
there would be no sectional ques
tion in our polities at all.
Gen. Siegfried, of Pennsylvania,
a prominent Republican politician,
confesses that there was a complete
understanding between the Repub
lican party of Pennsylvania and the
murderous Mollie M·agires of that
btate. In an interview, the Gen
eral admits that be, as a friend of
Gov. Hmrtran bheld requent is
t erviews with Jack Kehoe, leader of
the Mollie Magnires, and now a con
vict under sentence of death in the
Pennsolvania Penitentiary for mar
der. Kehoe came to him, he save,
told him the infuence he possessed.
and promised to secnre the entire
Mollie Maguire vote for the Repub
lican State ticket if they would
give him $2000. The money wina
}given and an were the votes. Sie,
frisave I that Hartranft w:ia n.r!
ware of this trade, but 'admitq tfint
the Repnbliean Central Conrnitt,.,
from whom the money way ,t*:!,l
ed, knew all alont it. Jack Kh.. e
is not yet hung. As the controdler
of a li:rrpg vote in the Pe.nnselvnia
coal reqions, the New Orlkane Demo
eres thinks that he on&lht to he par
d;reed and -iven a plnce on the nsxt
Republican ticket. It anks: "How
would Grant and Kehoe do as can
didates of the Republican Mollie
Maguire party in 18807'
Congress assembled last Tuesday.
Senator Matthews spoke in favor
of the Texas Paciie Bailway bill.
Senator Eustis advocates the ap
prpriation of $ G000,0O0 for the re
construction of the Missiesippi
Severil wesolatious vIr. ogsred
in the House, for the conversion of
t',e trade dollar into legal tender
ilolars, and to reeoin the samine.
Senators Lamar, Harris and Ens
tis each moved for the appointment
of a joint commission to inquire in
to the origin and history of yellow
fever. The movement meets with
favor in both Houses, and no ex
pense will be spared to make the in
vestigation thorough and complete.
When Grnmt comes home he will
be orated in Boston.
Senator Sargent'sldeath is denied.
He is reported as improving.
In the House, on Tuesday. Mr.
Wood defended the South against
the awperiinR entained in the
The Constitutional Conventi.i of
California adopted a memorial to
Congress in opposition to the Fran
co-American commercial treaty..
The Commercial Convention is in
session in New Orleans. The Presi
dent, General Fitzhugh Lee, deliv
ered a lengthy and able address.
The Convention indorses the Texas
i Pacihc Railway.
The Jritish arestifl succeeessful in
A number of lady Soeialists have
been expelled from Berlin.
A ministerial crisis is threatened
Prince Bismarc's health is again
The Emperor of Germany will
reasnsue the reins of government
The granting of a patent to Pro
fessor Edison, for his electric light,
will be opposed in London.
The Marquis of.Lorne and Prin
eas Louise bave arrived at Ridan
]al., Ottowe, their future home.
Another outbreak is reported in
New Caledonia. Twenty French
settlers were massacred.
A new ministry has been appoint
ed in Constantinople, for the pur
poseof carrying out projected re
On the opening of Parliament,
Mr. Gladstone will move a vote of
censure against the English Gor
ernment for its Afghan policy.
Turkish troops have been sent to'
the Rhodope Mountains to main
tain order among the refugees, who
are. murdering and depredating.
The speech of the Czar of Russia,
at Moscow, is construed as having
a siuister meaning. Hisremi8is as
to the future greatness of Russia is
thought to be a reiteration of her
claims to Constantinople.
SThe Socialists who were expelled
from Berlin isued a manifesto de
nying that their presence endan
gered the peace of the city. The
manifesto was seized and suppress
ed by the police.
DRIPP]INGS mOlt THE PRESS.
The Duchess of Edinburgh's girl
baby is Queen Victoria's twenty.
Mr. Moody said: "If you can not
be a ligibwouse, be a esdl" The
New Yo. .Ps th 'i.a day
remarkei i4as 1ea i is
i the country, on being ahske by a
yeowg lady of hewr ol .as wb pi º
was, replied: '"Iron given in
exebhange for swine!"
Marriage does't transform a mm
into a disciple of Wagneralthough it
often inlines his mind to serionu
refections upon the music of the
"Make yuear heme happy," said a
club man to a friend, "even if to do
so you have to stay away from it, a
"Jemimsa Susan, did yes get my
letter?" "Yes, 8ambo." "I set it
for de purpose ob raisin' a fame."
"Sambo, you sa.eseded, for it lit da
There was a reward offered the
other day for the recovery of a
S'large leather lady's traveling bag."
Whether he large leather lady''
has got it back has not been stated.
France claims the honor of in.
venting the first postofle. It was
invented for the use of the Govern
ment in 14C4.
In tht neighborhood of deep rail.
1way cuttings the life of large and
a:d trees is much affected by the
cjanges in the soil from which theip.
roots draw t~eir suatenance.
Queen Victoria is reported to
have said, not long ago, whe"r she
had given an order to one of her
domestics: "I am Queen of Great
Britain and Empress of India, yet
I have not power enough to make
one of my servants pat coals on the
fire,if she has been hired to look
1I after the bed chambers"
Ii. Jaetin, the Frenh Senator
and Judge who was Auht chet
ing at cards, has r boeth of
t' his dignities and will be expelled
from the Legion of Honor.
On his return from India, Brown
was asked how be liked tiger-bhunt
ing. "It is ver. good sport as y, _
n hunt the tiger," he replied, "but, it
i hard pressed. he sometimes takes it
into his head to hunt you, and then
t it has its drawbacks."
The great coffee-house of Vente
- -Florian's, on the pism of. St.
Mark-has never been closed, day
t, or night, for one hundred and. fifty
Cakes are still baked in 8weden,
at Christmas, in the form of a boar.
Tbhe peasants preserve pieos of
them until spring, when they mix
the cakes with the seed or with the
Ioats of the horsesused in plowing,.
or give the pieces as food to the
plow boys who sow the seed. A
good harvest is expected from the
,observance of this custom. Fayr
was a ruler of rain and sunmdda, ea'
presiding deity of geera d
gruwth. He therefore weas wlo
household god. His boar-mbol,
though no longer understood, is by
popular superstition in the .North
regarded as ecidet in asiitPeIs