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'THE JUS'UMFADU, SUICID1E.
I met. him on th e boiler drok as we sailed
out, of port.
lie seemed to be a gentleman--one of the
belter surt ;
But ie had a imost ferocious look, a
Such ais husters tind in tigers, when they
rouse them from their lair.
We met again at even, when the cabin
lamps were lit :
lie did by an ancient female in the ladi s'
Then ie wore a look of sorrow-such a
fearful ook of woe
As N iobo andl her child: en on I he painted
And ie met again at midnight, as we
glided down the :ream,
And all around was sillne0s, save thO
'tonping of the sten ;
Then ie iad a look t wildness-of misery
As he gazed into the waters, as if some,
tiing drew him there.
I sought a coiversation, and asked him if
i'hnt we were on a diingerous boat and
had a iesperate crow ?
I told himt that the engineers were carry.
ing .si-n too high,
That any minit.e we might be meandering
to'rds t.he sky.
And that lie pilots both were drunk
so 1 a nderst ooii;
Thnt they mlight sinK its on the rocks I
wish to heaven they would !"
The stranger cried, "but no such luck
will e'er be n'n, I trow,
For doath in -Any shape would be a pleas
Eure to me now.
"I've sought it at the cannon's mouth and
on. the raging seas,
And on the North.iwestern Railroad, and
places such ab these.
Why will it flee ? I'he young and gay
are called away too sUoon,
While I alt lot, who ma ny years have
craved it as a boon."
1 tried to cheer this gloomy map, and
draw his thoughts away
From dwelling on such di,mal things.
-Sit, downt. miy friend , I -rity:
Ifavcyou lw#ng wife nor c hl ,.oierih
ed kindred dear ?
Is there no one youi love on earth, no ties
to keep you bere?
s'Who is that dear lady who is travelling
with you (tow ?
Can she not clear away the gloom which
settles ont your brow ?
Alh, i here -he comes ; I'll ask her aid;
most surely you'll repent."
Bi,' up hejumped, threw off his hat, and
I turned to where the lady itood, and
spoke to this effet ;
13asdan, you are his mother-in-A'w."
She calmly aiW, "Correct I"
[Port land (Oregon) Neos.
iow "Landaulet" Williams Resigned.
The lerald's W.shington special
of Saturday gives what is undorstood
to be the facts of the Attorney
General's resigination, as follows
"The resignation of Mr. Willian,
though proclaimed a voluntary nt,
was forced upon him, and it eames
upon him as n surprise. Ever since
his nomination for Chief Justice, and
-particularly since the disclosure of
certain facts cont e sted with the with -
drawal . of his name for that high
position, there has bean miore or less
dissatisfaction ini the Republican
party with his continuance in the
Cabinet, and frequent ugly hints
and charges from Republican sources
have boen made against him, but
tintiL lately they were all to nO pur
pose. The President paid no atten
tenation to these complaints of. cor
ruption in tho Department of Justice
until last Frid ay night a week,. ago,
when hesent for Mr. Williamns and
told him frankly that his presence in
( the Cabinet was embarrassing his
Administration and the patty.
"T1o this stunning announcemen
Mr. Williams of course could only
reply that he would not stand a mo
ment in the way of the A dministra
tion or the party, and that he would
scud his resigtnation at otnce. But it
was finally agreed that it should be
withheld until the President's return
from Boston, and that Mr. WVilliamns
should remain in his office until some
tirmc in May, to dispose of certain
cases penditng in the Supreme Court.
But whence this sudden overthrow
of the President's late apparently
unbounded confidence in this tman 1
It came from some trenchoerous leak.
ages in th.a DepartmentofJustico. F?oi
instance, a goodl natured friend toli
the Presidet that one of the Attot
ney General's eubordinatoslhad 'blowi
on hiin ;' that the investigating com
mittee appointed to examine thos<
charges made against Mr. Williami
when ho was nominated foi
(Ohief Justice had reached
point whore, for the good of al
oonoerned, it was doomed ex
pedient to stop the investigation ant
shnt the books. Upon this broa<
hiut, touching a matter of which h'
had hefore hoard nothing, tho Piesi
detnt sent for Mr. XVilliamis and sug
fnestn.1 the p-opr':oty of his resigns
An Off Colored Sermon.
"BETTER 00 TO HEFL1. FROM DE PEW
ALKVEPI', DAN FROM DK MOUNAH'S
BENU1H A FOoLIN'.91
"Now bredren and sisters, we wants
mounah's heah to-night. N9 footin'.
If you can't mouhn for you' sinadon't
come foolin' roun' die alth. t knows
yo. You's tryin' mighty hard to be
convarted 't'hout being burt. The
Lord's 'spises mookery. Sometimes
you sinnah's comes foah' and holds
your belad too high a-comin'. You
come foah you's ready. You starts
too soon. You don't repent. You's
no mounah. You's foolin' wid d
Lord. You co-ie struttin' up to do
altah ; you flops down on your knees
and peu peeps fru your fingahs, die
way, and you cocks up your eab to 1
see who's makin' do bos' pray'r.
You's tirely tirely too peart for 4
penitents. ou's no monah. Et I
you comes houh to fool, you bettab I
stay away. Bottab go to bell from
de pew asleepin' or from your cabin I
a swearin', dan from do mounah's
bench a fooliu." Ef you's not in
ytarnesti keep away from heah ; I
don't bodder us. Do you want us to 1
ouls.ves boaso and weah out ouah t
lungs a-prayin' for you when knows
you's ouly foolin' wid d6 Lord? I.
tells you to be be mity 64hful. I
want to see you a comin' so burdened
by do weight. ob your sins dat you
can't hol up your beds. I want to
ee you so heart-broke dat your kneea I
knock togedder when you walk. You
mus' be low minded. Do Bible lays I
great stress on do low. You's got to
get low down in dus'. De good book
says, '1ow (o 1) in de votletu of de I
book itis writ.' Now, min' dat, an' 11
Then addressing the members of
the uhurch more particularly, he
said : "rederen in do Lord, you
ulus' be airnest prayin' fo dose pure
sinnabs. You mus' wake up. In din
.pring titme ob de yeah, when do
leaves ii a comin' and de flowahs'is a
twinklin' an bloomin', what does de
leaves and do flowahs say I Day sea:
'Git up !' ['Amen, dat's so', from
an old brother in the corner.] It is
uothing ; do day is brakin.' 44it up U
Wake up in de mohnin.' (Amen I
wike 'em up, brudder Clinton, from
de corner. I 'Top, miuy ob Y?u fes..
sabs ob 'ligrioas been"sleepin od do
wheels ob time. Git up an an put
your sholdah to do wheels. Den,
when you kneel 'roun dis altah to
comfort do nounabs, don't holler.
['Amen, halloluyah I' yelled a sister
iom the women's side J Ebery time
you hollers do debble he put 'nodder
thought.in your harts. Yo'd bettah
whispar to de Lord dan to holler at
do debble. Talk low. 'Let de
wouiahs pray for demselves. You
bodder dem wid your hoilerin.' Git
down, 'long aide 'em, and 'struct 'em.
when dey ax, but don't waste oreff
ober lem who's peel in' roun' listen
en for nice talk. Don't tell do
mounnah to watch for visions an' wait
for miracles. Just show 'emt how to
res' on do whod aud resk do promia
Johnson and Brwnlow.
The Nash"ille (Tenn.) Banner
evidently does attach much imupor
tance to the war of words which is
likely to ensue between ex-Pre,ident
Johnson and ex-Benator Brownlow as
a result of the recent bitter letter
of the latter. It says:
"'rho truth is.that neither of these
venerable East Tennessecans are like
ly to play any very cons pilnaus ~art
in the future political affairs of 'en
nessee. One has declined into the
lean and aslippered psntaloon stage of
nonagenarlanism, and can only sput
ter like a dying wick in a socket.
This is too energetio and Intelligent
an age to be trammeled with the
wornout nonsense of a sihurian politis
cal epoch. There is not enough
virility left in the possible combet
ants to make a wordy war Interesting,
much less exciting enough for a
politinai issue. Younger voices fiom
more vigorous and less diseased mind
and bodties will drown out the bhrill
piping of querulous and garrulous
ol d fish woman."
A new silver coin of twenty cents
is soon to be issued at the United
States mint. If we remember cor
rectly, this is one of the serios of
ooins in conformity with the metrio
system recently urged by Mr. Nathan
Appleton in an open letter to Secre
tary Bristow. As tho twenty cent
piece will about correspond with the
franc of France, Italy, Swituerland,
Belgium and soee other countries,
this is the most impor tant coin that
could be put in circulation to mn
e,urate the adoption of the metrio
system with usn. We have already
ton cent piece, and with this and the
new twenty cent pice it will be
easy later to carry out the rest of
A contemporary says : "Every
country edit,or ought to send his
papeir to the leading men in Con
-gress." WVe hope not. We ahal
- positively decline going to Congress
You Got Him Bl."
fiather a seri6omo' incident oo
murred at a station on the Richmond
k Danvillee railroad a few deya ago.
an engineer having ooesic to baek
ils train on to a siding to take on an
.tra car, a negro pw o was to do the
loupling got oaught in between the
>umpers of the of'oar and the train,
ind t1foukh 'V .seriously hurt had
he breath pretty well knocked out of
imPnd iwas uuab;e to move. An.
ihee ro who saw his predIcament
repOUP to the engine, and drawing
he engineer -aside said to him in a
onfidential whisper, "Boss, you got
"You got hitii, Boss, sure enuf die
lime. He can't move nor holler
Still puzzled, the Engineer again
lemanded an egplanation, when
,bo niegro sank hii voice lower,
ind giving a knowing leer, said
"Boss, I speos.you better ruu; no
Pody seed you," and then disappear
About this time the firetan who
:ad gone back came forward and ex
lained matters, but it is evident
hat negro No. 2 thought the squeeze
ras done on suppose.-Richmond En.
Georgia intersted In Ike Cetennial.
The Albany News wants the press
ssociation meeting hold on the l7th
natead of the 19th, of next montb, so
hat the menmbers can- att6nd the
decklnburg oeni6niial celebrAtion
it Charlotte, on the 30th of the s-ime
nonth. Grant declined, in an inAult
ag manner, to be present at this
3outhern centennial, but that is no
eason why. the press of Georgia
hould not be represonted. A cordial
nvitation is extended by our beauti
Iul and hospitable sister-oity, and we
kope it will be accepted by a host of
Five human skulls were found in a.
ave on the road le%ding from Gads.
len to Col. B. B. Wharton!s,- one day
ast week, three of which were
rought to town Saturday, and left at
he drug store of Stephens & Liddell.
3ome physioians say they are the
tr..i. . wL. parusa. -j.ore is no
elling how long they have been itt
he cave, or how they came there.
one suggest that they are the re.
nains of victims of Murrell.-Gads
The trouble has been growing, in
;tead of diminishing, at the Ila zelton
wines in Pensylvania. The other
lay the sheriff become satisfied that
it was useless to try any I. nger to
preserve order in the coal mine re
gion by a posee conitatus, and called
ror troops. General Osborne at once
ordered the Ninth Regiment of Infan
try and the Wyoming Artillery,
of Wilkesbarre, with a battery of
four guns, to proceed to flazelton.
A fire broke out accidentslly in one
of the mines at Stookton, and the
minors at a meeting especially called
to consider the question, abso litely
refused to assist in putting it out,
although such action on their part is
in direct oppossition to their interests
A message from Stockton was sent
or asis tance to put out the fire, r,nd
i squad of special police were detail,
ad for that purpose.
A Sensible ConclusIon,
A venerable African, over in Ala
bapwa, has sententiously expressed
the principal cause of the decay of
Southern prosperity in these words:
"Afo do war de white gemimens
'tend to do pollytieks, and do nigger
worked--consequenee wss, de erops
wan good an' white folks had plenty
of mnunny. Nowadays do whitet
gomimens and do niggers am boto
gone erazzy on poll yticku t don't,
neder of 'em do nq work, and conse
quence 14, ain't n6der of 'em got niuff
to buy corn bread.''
A suit for damages has boon begun
by the five members of the Louisiana
Legislature who were ejected from
their seats by Gon - do Trobriand.
This will bring an important phase
of the rece nt struggles in that State
before the cour ts.1 t seems probable
that the case will ultinaately go to
the Supreme (Court for adjudiction.
Whatever may be the resul., it is at
least desirable to have judicial light
thrown on this question, and the law
clearly stated as to how far the Feder
al arm is empowered to interfere
with legilators petoefully engaged in
carrying ont the wishes of the people
who elect them.
The Moultrie Hiouse, Sullivan's
Islandi, has been opened, band is a
charming summer resort.
As my wifesatood at the window
one beautiful day watching a man
with a monkey, a man came along
with a broth of a boy, who was driv
ing a stout . little donkey. To my
wife then I spoke, in the way of a
joke, "There's a relation of yours In
that carriage." To wlich sho re
plied, as the donkey she spied, "A h~
Peris of the soa.
A ship lately arrived home at
Bristol, Er gland, after a successfel
Pacific whaling voyage. Timne was
when thonsands of vesselstraeked the
great sea-monsters, in searoi of oil,
but the disooveries of the minetal
article has made $hre trade no longer
remunerative, oi at least, much less
an object of pursuit. The ship re
ferred to was the West Wind, oon
manded by Captain Parker, who met
with a mo4t porildes adventure dur.
iog the cruise, ana which came very
near oosting him his life. Under
the most favorable circumstances, the
oeupation of the whalers is one of
great danger and physical trial, and
very few ships ever return to port
without losing one or usore hands by
the ordinary exigencies of the ser-.
It seems that Oaptain Parker was
out from his ship with a boat's crew,
chasing a uhale, and having fastened
his harpoon to the oeasture, It dove
ausual, and the line coiled in the
bow of tie boat, began to run out
with light ning -peed as the monster
sunk to the extreme depth of the
ocean. At this critical juncture,
Optain Parker went to the forward
part of the boat to be sure that there
was no "twist" In the rope to pre.
vent its working clear. The line was
running out with! such rapidity as
to cause smoke to;lae from the wood
work of the boat*, and the captain
threw water, as is the custom, upon
the spot. By some unlucky Itrob of
the boat lie was canted from hisposi.
tion, and lie naturally threw o.ut is
left hand to prevent himtelf from
falling. But in doing so, he unfor.
tunately placed it so that the rope
uoiled about his wrist, and he was
overboard and out of sight ia an in.
lie was perfectly conscious while
he was rushing down, head eforthost,
and with incredible swiftness,' and it
appeared to him that his arn would
be torn from thesocket, so great was
the resistance of the water. During
these awful moments he was well
aware of his perilous situation, and
that his only chance for life was to
out the line. But how could' he Nio
this? He could not move his right
arm from his hide to which.it was so
closely pressed)y the fore' of the
U1111-I1rougn W1UU w"Itouuaug
drawn. The pressure on his brain
grew more and terrible, and a roar
ing as of thunder sounded in his ears.
He opened his eyes for a single in
stant, and it seemed as though a
stream of fire was passing before
them. And now came that inevita
ble activity of brain which charac
terizes all such perilous situations
where one's whole life seems to pass
in review in an instant of time.
But the captain was a very practical
nia, cool and courageous always,
and conbequently still self-possess
Ile began to struggle with all his
niusoular power to reach the knife
which he wore in his belt. Ie felt
that he was growing weaker every
instant, and it was now or never with
him, though we should say, paren.
thetically, that what requires so long
to describe, occurred in time which
measured by Seconds, rather than
m,iniutes. Oh I if he o,u'd but comn
mand his right hand for one stroke
ups n that fatal line. Now his heart
began to fail him. He did niot abso
lutely despair, but his brain reeled,
his nerves seemed to relax their teni
Aion, light and darkness appeared to
alternate before his eye-balls, and his
headi felt as though compressed in an
iron viie. WVas this his last mo
ments iHe thought, in spite of the
agonizing pain he endured, he w ould
naake one more brave effort.
The line providentially slacked for
a aecond, he reached his knife, anid
a-s quick as thought Itself as tIhe
rope became taut again, the keen
edge of the blade was upon it, and
by a desperate effort of his arm it
became severed. lie was freed, and
commenced his upward pass-ge, caus
ed by the natural buoyancy of the
hiuman body. A fter this he only re
mnemberod a feeling of suffocation, a
gurgling spasm and all was over un
til he awoke to an agonizing pain of
reviving oonsciouisnes', in the arms
of his boat's crow. Truly one of the
most remarkable escapes from death
Don Piatt has this Capital notice
of 8pencer, the little fat sutlor whiom
the negroes of Alabama thrust in the
Senate to represenit that State:"t
required a war that emancipated the
slaves ar d sunk us deep in debt, tc
say nothing of the frightful carnage
to produce such & Senator as Spencer
We can comprehend thre presence o:
an'Ignorant negro in the Senate, foi
his color is is em blematic of the Re
publican party-his very odor i
characteristic of its corrupt conditiot
--but Spencer is one of those evill
that defy philosophy."
The Kansaa State Relief Societ;
authorizes the announcement thati
is preparing ti wind up its affairs an<
retire from the field.
The dog tax in Massachusetts is $
per malo and $5 for a female. Th
dng tae uoss to t.he sheen fund.
Rults of the Road.
The great leading rule is that no
one has the right to be' In the mIddl
of the road, except *hen to other
person is present to o'kink hi ?-it$ to
the use of one-half the highw4y, which
claim he ha preisely the same right
to assert when traveling i the same
direction that he has *hen he 41eets
another. This Is the law of every State
in the Union, and, so far s, we 'are
informed, of every civilized contry ;
and all persons violating it are liable.
for all damages resultibg from their
W hen teams meet, the American
law is that each, turning to the riht,
shall give hal( the road. The custon
and th e law of England require teas
to tur o ut to the left, as expressed tn
an old doggerel:
The rate of the rea Is a paradox quite;
- In riding or driving along. .
If you keep to the left you are sure t* go
If you.keep to the right, you go wrong.
In passing, the person In front ia
.4uired to turn to the left, so as to
allow the person in the rear, gho is
traveling at a more rapid pale, to
pass by on his right.
Where teams approach at - right
angles, or intersecting roads, it Is, the
duty of the persoa who, by turning to
the right., would passjo the rear of
the other team, to pull up, and allow
the others to pass.
In wide streets in towns or cities,
these general prir.iples abould al.
ways be observed, though fro the
necessities of the osse, person are
loss strict in keeping on the proper
bide of the street, being frequently
obliged, with proper,eare for the
rights of otbers, to past - to the other
side, to avoid a crovd Or othor oh.
A person with a light vehicle,
meeting pass a heavily-.den tsini,
.espeially if the latter is going up
a hill, wall generally turn out *ith
out requiring the muan with the loid
ed wagon to give half the road ; but
the law impo-ea no such obligation
in any case, and, under all cirount.
stanceo, requires each to give halt the
road, unless by Aooident 9r some ob.
struotion it Is found impoasible t4 do
If a person happene to be In the
wrpng place on the road or street, a
not entitleid to damages if, yt he uase
of ordinary and reasonable diligence,
he could have avoided it.
A Slippery "llion Hleir."
The following letter has been re
ceived recently by a prominent bank.
ing firm iu this city :
JACKSON, Tzari., Apr. 12th, 1675.
DIAn Si,-I hope you will pardon
mes for troubling you with his letter
but I ask this as a favor on the 12th
Jany there was a gentlaman by the
name of Stookton stope'd here at
a Hotel kept by a widdow lady and
represented himself as having made
his million of dollars on Wali street
and retired from business and was
traveling down South here for his
health. lie also represented himself
as standing A. one. with your firm
and that your firm would cash his
chek for ay amount but notwith
standing his wealth he skipecd out and
managed tocbeat the lady cit of $15
dollare and heat several other hotels
on his travels through here. When
he loft this place ho left all the Blag.
gae be had which was a dirty shirt
and a papeor collar whioh speak- weal
for a wall etreet retii-ed million Heir.
If you can give mne any information
of this maan (0 Stockton) you will do
mnc a favor hoping to hear soon I am
very Truly etc. 8. R1. KNOX.
1'. S. since writing the above I
learn he did not leave the dirty shirt
but stuck it in his over coat pocket.
-N. Y. World.
A Petrified Goose,
The Yolo (California) Mall some
days before the first of April told the
following goone story :"While
hunting tn the tulos near.the sink of
Caohe creek, on Monday lost, Abe
Green, an old hunter, discovered a pe
trifled wild goose, standing upright,
with legs buried one-halein the adobe
soil. Hie thought at fiet it was liv.
iing, and creeping olosely up, fired hi.
gun at It, but the bird did not budge
an inch. He. thought it very strange,
and walked op to It. lie found it
dead, and in trying to pick It up was
astonished at the imamens,. weight. 1I
hed turned to stone, andia mark on
Its wing near the forward point show
ed where the shot had struck it,.
knocking a piece off, lie managed
to raise at up out of the ground, apd
when he laid it down a piece poppead
from its breast, disclosed a hollow
inside, from which pure, clear water
commenced running. Its feathers
were very natural, and its appearabee
was calculated to deoive, so life-like
was it. Hie took it to bieebie, down
the cana a few miles back of Wash
L ington, whore It can be seen by those
I who wish to se such a strange and
1 Adam was proudly conseions that
a he niever made a mistake in his boy
'The Althorof Lynch Law.
The Lynohburg (Vs.) News lateli
recorded the death of.Charles Her
Lyn6o, 'whp, It is stated, was th
iramdsoo of Charles Lynob, the origi
nat'r df the famous "Lynoh Law.'
The old tree Is still standing in thi
yard of the family homestead frou
whiph Jt 'gq, .byqph' victims werq
sespended. '.4 A'itatement is eon
firmed by the authority of Webster
who says "term Is derived from i
Virgidia ftemer named Lynch,. whc
thus to9k tike law into his own hands.'
DestrOction of Cuban Sugar Crops.
A recent letter from Cuba says th4
sugar crop of Cienfuegos was expect
ed to be about 65,000 hogsheads, oi
twenty-fve per cent, more than lasi
last year, but the burning. of the
plantations by the patriots will re.
4uae the, crop to about 40,000 hoga.
heads, while next year, even if com.
plete peace should reign and the sea.
ion be very favoroble, not over 18,000
hogsheads would be made.
Since Mr. ee ir told how Sam
Wilkeson sat up in his red flannel
night shirt and swore until everything
in the room was blue, there has been
a talk in New York of getting up a
joint stock company for utilizing
Sam's profanity by putting it up in
six ounce p ickages and selling it for
a heap aubstitute for indigo.
A peculiar libel case is to be tried
before the Chester county (Pa.)
ourts. A Mr. William Benner post
ed a notice on his property forbid.
ding a neighbor, named Lewis IT.
Hammond, or hiq family from tress.
passing on his grounds. Hammond
retaliated by a similar prohibition of
Benner from his grounds, adding the
words,."As I have only four turkeys
left," and therein lies the alleged
Information from Lexington, Ky.,
the. home of Hon. John C. Breckin.
ridge, reports his condition as not so
ravorable as was hoped with the ap.
p roach of warmer weasher. .Ee has
been confned to hisroQu fh'rough the
winter,.and hi Yrie6di have- it times
been anxious as to the - r4irult of his
lisease. No immediqte.tqtious con..
1equenees are feared, but the recent
ievere weather has had. very. unfavora..
New Yorkers are at last becom.
ing jealous of the superior st) le of
attire worn by the Judges of the
United States Supreme Court, and
[ lve accordingly presentod before
Legislature a bill requiring the
Judges of the State Courts to array
themselves in silk robes after the
rashion of tWeir Washington breth
ren. The secret of this movement
is possibly to be found in the fact
hat New York feels the necessity of
silk rubss or tomething else, as a
means of elevating the judicial digni.
If there is any praotical benefit in
Spiritualism il. does not show itself
in such occurrences as the following -
Mrs. Henry Van Buren, a lady about
sixty years of age, died ii night or
two ago in Kingston, N. Y., from an
overdose of laudanumn. The deceas
ed was a believer in Spiritualism,
and ddring last winter attended a
number of seances. Previous to her
death Mrs. Van Buron had said that
the spirits had said that she must kill
herself, an.l It Is thought that this
was the ro*son why she killed her
Thomas Whbyte, of Petersburg,
Va., has presentpd to the Virginia
State Library a curious and valuible
lithograph. It consists- of a smaall
portrait of a venea'ble nbg:o, under
which Is, in fao simnile, a note 'froms
Lafayette, bearing date of Septem.
her 19, 1784, certifying that the
beater had done essential sorvice aa
a spy. In the British camp, and ox
hiorting citizens of the State to see
that he was rewarded.
There will be nio more politics to
speak~ of for five months, when Maine
will hold her Stntd election. This
will be followed by elections in Cali
fornia, Wyoming, Colorado and New
Mexico. Ohio will elect a Governor
in place of the venerable M r. Allen,
whom the people seem kindly dis
p osed to relieve from further service,
Iowa will have an Octobeor election,
and Massaohusetts'and sevea al other
States will hold elections in Novem.
her. These elections will test th<
public sentiment and prepare the
way for the great contest of next
year, and perh aps will forecast the
The Librarian of Priooton Colleg<
has addressed a circular to Southors
'alumni of the institution,' askini
them to send any lteorature of the
lete war thef possess. The colleg<
has already received a large collo
tion of pamphlets, papers and book'
relating to the war history of th<
Noth, atud the hope'is that a valua
ble collection from each section maj
be got together.
Brigham Younig'sa hvorito v.
Another Terrible Cyclone.
AVOUBTA, OA.p Mity 1,1875.
Georgia and 8onth Carolina have
agaiq boon visited by a cyclone near.
ly equal In inte.nsity, fury and do
struotiveness to the one of the 20th
At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon a
brief dispatch was recived from
Rutledge, a village of 300 habitants
on the Georgia Railroad, 115 miles
from Augusts, that every house in
the town, except the railrood depot,
had just been blown down by a ey
clone, and a great many people were
supposed to be killed and wounded
along its traok. . The tormido was
passing when the dispatch was sent,
and, notwithstanding repeated efforts
were made during the afternoon and
until 12 o'clock last night, nothing
further could be- hoard from there.
The wires from hence to Rutledge
ceased working a few minutes after
the reception of the dispato.
KNOVILLC, May 1.-A heavy
storm occurred here this afterndon,
blowipg down the county bridge over
the Tennessee river It also dam
aged the Charleston Railroad bridge.
Loss to the county, $40,000.
Mrs. Polk, widow of the
Bishop Polk, died at the residence of
her son-in-law, Dr. Joseph Jones, in
New O,leans, on Saturday last. The
Picayune says that she was a most es
timable lady, and adds : "To thous -
ands and tens of thousands, who never
saw her, her departure from our
midst will bring recollections of a
name cherished and revered in the
history uf the South ; and many an
eye will moisten in sympathy, when
far and wide the men who wore the
gray shall hear that the dearest friend
of the good and uoble Polk has joined
him in another world.
We are infotmed that the discov.
ery of overlooked vouchers in the
treasury vaults materially reduces
the amountof coupons alleged to have
been- fraudulently exchanged by ex.
Treasurer Niles U. Parker. The sum
found Is.about $190,000, leaving the
iauountIn q'jestion only $200,00,
instead of $450,000. Comptroller
General Dunn is engaged in carefully
going over the entire interest. account
by assorting and counting the great
AB6V AW%"bYG6 'H11bWredgY'Or.1-A0
condition ot affairs.- Union-liald.
At Liepnitz, in Germany, a periodi
cal of a wholly novel charaete has
just becu started. It is called the
Antieritic, (Der Antikritiker,) and
its object is to give authors an oppor
tunity of answering adverse reviews
and of criticising their critics. Herr
Nebring, the editor, will publish all
communications which are paid for,
those only excepted which might in
volve him in a suit for libel ; and he
looks forward t', a hoaithy result to
literature from this new experiment,
"Since the vital air of all intellectual
activity is freedom, and nothing but
A bashful young man recertly cdl
ei upon some lady friends, and after
some time in conversation, rose t(b
take his leave., lie waa bowing him
self towaid the door, the handJe of
Iwhich ho seized with his face sti)1 to
the company, and-in another moment
was gone, and the door closed behind
him. Then to his horror, he dis
coveied that he had shut him himself
up in his a china closet, while, the
iucontrollable laughter of thme ladies
by no means tended to restore the
They had to dig up an Iowa dead
man to get some money and pronmis
sory notes that were in the pocket.
of the suit in which be was buried,
and thus is furnished the first sub
stantial argunment against cremation.
If the corpse had been buried burn
ed with his clothes O, the money and
notes would have been lost forever to
his sorrowing heirs.
Thme Texas-Mexican war has brok.
en out afresh. That this Govern
ment should permit these hMexican
forays upon one of its States is a
shame. It is not negroes who are
bomg plundered, however, and benee
it has no very perceptible impression
"What arc you doing there 1" Naid
a grocer to a follow who was stealing
his lard. "I1 am gettin fat," wattAho
"Idiot 1I' exclainmed a lad.y comi1ag
out of the theatre, one evoo lng, as a
gentleman accideutally stepped~ on
her trailing skirt. "WhIich one of
Ius ?" blandly responded the me..
The fifth annual iuternatiinel dog
show wats held at Glascow, Scotland,
on the 30th nit. No less than~ 52
imoals of different breeds were ex
Mr. Beecher says that a go. .d dog
is fit. for immomrtlity. Now all theo
dog ower wm gow to hi, ud'e.
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