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The powder mill company At Portland,
Maine, haslnearty completed a contract
for $250,000 worth of powder lor Kussia.
' Ben Bctler announces liU intention
to open up the greenback issue at the
next session ot conjrrc?. lie snys the
whole f ubject niut be reargued.
Thk Louisiana legislature adjourned
tintilU on Thursday. All the state ofll
r elected with Gov. Nicholls arc now
In undisputed possession of iliclr ofllces.
Packard addressed his tare well let
ter to the "Republicans of Louisiana."
Packard has no knowledge of tlie M0,HX)
whites of the state, lie does not know
how to address the "people of Louisi
ana." Attouxky-G eneral DtvKxa has re
lused to recommend the pardon of Joyce.
Joyce is the only one ot the whisky ring
thieves that has not been pardoned, and
It seems hard that he should be made to
suffer after all the rest have been Riven
Thk M. Louis lltmihUcan says, edito-
t-iniiirt H lmvff seen a private letter
written by a tv.'IJ-J.m n -New Orleans
ha?lucss iOUf"e, staling- tiat a piece of
property oh Magazine street which one
month aeo was offered at $8,000, was
sold lor $14,000 on the promulgation of
Hayes' order for the removal ot the
troops lroni the state house."
There Is war In the Republican party
In Wisconsin. A very large number ol
the leading Radicals of the state are bit
terly opposed to Hayes' southern policy,
and Col. L'tley, of Racine, the leader of
the opposition to Hayes, has issued his
pronunciatnento, which is a terrible at
tack on the president. Republicans in
Wisconsin say the party is hopelessly
split, and that the democracy will win
an easy victory next fall.
The motives which impelled Cham
berlain to refuse ofilce at the hands of
President Hayes have leaked out. Cham
berlain covets a seat In the United States
senate, and hehopzd tor a rupture among
the Democrats of the South Carolina leg
islature, by means ot which he expected
to be able to pull himself into the senate.
But he has been disappointed. M . C.
Butler wm be elected, cnaraueriaiu u
Tue report that the southern carpet
baggers will join with the Democrats ot
the senate in reorganizing the commit
tees of that body so as to give the Demo
crats one-half the chairmanships, is re
vived. There Is probably no foundation
for this report but that the carpet-bag.
gers, wh are denouncing 4hc president
tor the course he has purbucd towards
Chamberlain and Packard, are ready tor
almost any bargain that will give them a
run her lease on political life. The carpet-baggers
are a slippery set, and not
to' be counted on when their own inter
ests are in Jeopardy.
Thkv have lively times out in Dead
wood. "The continued jumping of
claims in Dead wood," says a correspon
dent of a Chicago paper, "creates much
trouble, aud shooting aflrays are of daily
occurrence." On Tuesday morning
Belle Morris, mistress of a house ot ill
tame, found that during the night pre
vious Green Irving bad moved a small
shanty on to an unoccupied portion of
her lot. Belle procured a pistol, aud
hunting up Irving she at once opened
fire on him. Irving returned the fire,
and about a dozen shots were ex
changed but neither party was
seriously Injured. On the same day,
John Darby and Sam May weut over to
South Dead wood, to" drive from a lot
claimed by May a party of lour Jumpers.
A few words were exchanged, quickly
followed by a general pistol combat, uur
ing which D. O. Brodotdtch wa lntaut
ly killed, Steve Corich shot through the
body at the right nipple, Nick Millith
wouuded in the neck, and G. G. Martin
slightly wounded In the head. This is
w hat they call"lua" out in Deadwood.;it
may be very funny," viewed from" a
Deadwood standpoint, but out thw way
it would be considered cold-blooded mur
der, and the murderers would be put
away In deadwood overcoaU.
Gov. Hampton's message to the South
Carolina legislature was read In both
houses on Thursday. It U an able docu
mnt, and characteristic of Us anthor.
Gov. Hampton call on the legislature to
make good the pledges made Uuriug the
campaign. On the question of the state
debt, he says : "It U due alike to the credit
as well as to the future prosjierty of the
state that there should be no question
'nor doubt as to our determination to
meet every honest obligation luirly and
fait'aulJy, but It is equally our duty to
ascertain what are Its honest liabilities.
'The state's obligations, whether funded
or not, should be strictly scrutinized
with a view ol ascertaining which are
valid and which are not." Referring
to the public schools of the state
Gov, Hampton says: "The present ys
teui, as administered, is characterized as
a mere mockery, under which children
'have been Imperfectly taught, teachers
s wmdled out of their pay, md the money
ot the people.squwdered. 1 bve now
before me a teacher's pay certificate
'to which the board of kchool tru.
4es, consisting of three members, have
each affixed his cross mark as his siKna.
lure. We are bound alike by every con.
ilderation of true suttmam,hlp and of
food faith to keep up in the itate emu .
'system of tree schools as will piUC4!
svlthln the reach ol every child, the
poorest as well as the richest, black as
'well as white, the means of acquiring an
'honest and hoooiaVle education."
TUT. Fir.W PARTY MOffF.nr.-JT.
'1 he new party movement Is the sub
ject of considerable comment In political
quarters In Washington city ; but it does
not meet with much encouragement, and
but very few men of prominence havo
avowed themselves as favoring the pro
ject. Although the movement was orig
inated by a member of Mr. Hayts' cabi
net, only one other member ot the cabi
net has expressed himself as favorably
Impressed with the Idea and willing to ad
vocate the new party. A correspondent
ot Ihe Chicago Titnts has Interviewed
Postmaster-General Key and Secretary
of War McCrary on the subject. The
former favors the new rarty, while the
latter adLcrcs to tho Republican party
and seems to have lost none ol his zeal in
its behalf. Gn. Key made a state
ment of his views on the subject, aud
give his reasons for believing that tho
time has come when the organization of
a new party Is necessary. He believes
the "tendency ot the political current is
to flow Into another channel," and that
tendency is strongly In favor of a
new party more conservative than cither
the Democratic party south ortheRepub
lican party north. Mr. Key's reasons
for bvlicving that "it would be easier to
'form a new rarty that will unite tho
north and south, is because of the deep-
'seated preludicc existing throughout the
isouth against the Republican party gen-
. .. ... .I...
J 'era--." J 'io liepuoncan pany in
..,tt. i. vnniiv iTirterrnt from the Party
as it exists in the north. Mr. Key
says though the Republican party
"lias had many grand examples
of distinguished statesmanship, prcvl
'ous administrations had been mainly
represented by what may be called 'ma
'chine politicians,' whose existence
'seemed to depeud upon passionate ap
'pcals to prejudice and hatred, until
even the better class of men belonging
to the Jtepublican party are forced to ao
'knowlcdge that it no longer commands
'their respect." The result of this has
been to cause a bitter hatred between
the whites and the blacks of the South,
and has led the Democrats ol the South
to appeal to tho prejudice and pas
sion of the whiles as against
the blacks. "In this condition of affairs,
how difllicult it would be," says Mr.
Key, "to extend that party (the Repub
lican party) in its mission ot Usefulness
you can judge as well as those who have
been witnesses of Us bad conduct In the
South." It Is a time like this when
new Vines ot departure are in sight "that
the udmlnUtratlon of Mr. Hayes enters
upon.the work ot pacification," and he
leels sure the president's policy will do
much to restore a better
feeling among all classes and
result in great good, whatever form it may
assume noliticallv. In sneakinz of tho
break-up of the Republican party, Mr.
Key said: "It is too early to tell what
shape the disintegration will take. Oj
'this, however, 1 am confident. The ad'
ministration enters on Its broad work
with abundant support from a very con
siderable clement of the Deniocrtic
'party South, and for some time that
'element will be likely to call itself
Democratic. It would be a hard mutter
'for ono to attempt to describe what De'
'mocracy means at tho present time ; but
with us In the South it means plainly uu
'qualilied opposition to the entire Repub
'lican party. As I have already remarked,
the course of the administration is
plainly harmonizing the discordant feel
ings In our section, and without intend
ing it the work of disintegration is qui
etly going on and the way to the new
party which is to be formed is made
Secretary of ar McCrary was also
interviewed on the subject ol the new
party, and ho was careful not to place
himself on record as an advocate of the
new organization, but showed plainly
that he is not ready to give up the
Republican party. He said the suc
cess ot tho opposition to the Republican
party In a lew of the states ot the North,
was not because any considerable num
ber of people had abandoned the princi
ples of the party, but because they had
come to believe that the South, it left
alone, would take care of itself and pro
tect all its citizens alike. While he en
dorse the president's Southern policy,
and believes if the Southern whites kept
their pledges in good faith,
new issues willarle upon which the color
line will be broken an 1 eventually oblit-
erated.and the Southern people be divid
ed upon the questions ot finance, taxa
tion, transportation and internal im
provements ; but even then he could no
ste any good reason for abandoning the
organization of the Republican party
"In spite ol its Imperfections," says Mr.
McCrary, "it is the greatest party ever
organized In this country, and contains
elements ot strength, proeress. and
self-correction In an unexampled degree.
it it be said that It baa accomplished its
mission, 1 answer It has accomplished
(several great missions, and is better
' prepared to go forward and undertake
others. Its uniform success and its
wonderful work are not arguments in
' favor of Its abandonment, but emphat-
lcally in favor ol its continuance." Thus
it will be seen that even in Mr. Hayes'
cabinet, from a member of which the
first bugle blat lu favor ot the new party
carne, there is opposition to the move
ment. While the Republican party Is
in a fair state ot disintegration, it does
not seem probable that a new party can
be organi zed into which all its strength
can be concentrated.
Mr. Evauts says President Hayes be
lieves the "people ot the South are hon
orable, aud will carry out lully the
pledges they have made to protect
the negroes In their rights of citizen-
kliip." of course the people of the
South are honorable ; aud they are not
only honorable but they are the best
friends the colored people have. The
carpet-baggers and ofUce-eekers who
have gone lrom the North
to the Southern vtates fr
lor no other purpose than to obtain
office and '.rob the ople, have taught
the negroes to believe that the Southern
whites are their enemies, and that if the
opportunity offers will return them to
slavery. The negroes, in their ignorance,
are easily duped, and they believe the
carpet-bai-ircrs and scalawags, and for
twelve years have steadily
voted and acted with them.
But now the time has come when the
southern people will have an opportun
ity to disprove the teachings of the car
pet baffjrers. Having gained control of
the home governments they will dl abuse
the minds of tho negroes and convince
them that their interests are Identical
with the interests of the whites. Carpet
baggery is at an end, and with it ends all
race troubles between whites and blacks
of the south.
"The I'ntoii Fonndtd ly Wnnhlngr-
ton. rrinrnlrd li.v Jnrknwn, nn4 I're
nvrti'fl toy Lincoln, Fully mid S'om
The New Orleans correspondent of tho
Chicago Times gives the following uo
count of the vacation of the Louisiana
state house by tho United States sol
After fifteen years of military occupa
tion by the federal govermieut, Louis
iana Is free, and takes her place in the
constellation of the union without a cloud
upon her radiance. Gen. Brooke's col
umn is tiling down the levee toward the
barracks and Packard's throne, unsup
ported by the national bayonet, totters
to an ignominious fall. The skies wept
for very ioy to-day as the soldiers moved
out from the Orleans hotel and became
once more the chosen defenders of the
nation, and not the mercenary Jailers of a
section of the great republic. The proc
lamation ot Gov. Nicholls had the effect
ot keeping most ot the people at home,
and the exertions ot the police kept the
crowds two squares removed from the
building which the troops vacated by
order of the president. Noue but mem
bers of the press and soldiers were allow
ed to pass
THK LINKS OK THE BLUE COATS.
The soldiers who were oil duty in the
custom house and the other places not
connected with the Packard premises,
turned out to see t eir comrade inarch
off. There was no appearance of ill
humor anywhere, although it was
evident that there was a vast amount ot
repressed enthusiasm among the people,
(ioy. Nicholls took the precaution of
stationing about two hundred of his
armed militia in the opera-house, about
a square from tho St. Louis hotel, to pre
vent any possible ueinonsirauou mat
mad-brained persons might be encliuud
to make against the loriorn pretenuer.
Hie national nag was uispiayeu lrom a
good many house-tops and
tue balconies in tne vicinitv ot
THK SCKN'K OK EVACUATION
were thronged with men and women.
who protected themselves from the rain
with a pertect cloud of umbrellas, i he
baud ot the 3d infantry, in theirgorgcuus
full dress stood before the entrance of the
Orleans hotel, which fronts on Chartres
street, awaiting the signal to start up the
marching tune which was to proclaim
Louisiana a free state. Through the
doorway the four companies of the 3d
foot, which formed the garrison, could
be seen at parade rest, wnilu the ollicers
stood in a group on .the hotel balcony.
All were in lull uniform. Fully three
hundred men of the 13tli and 10th iuf.m
try, in undress uud unarmed, stood
along the street on both; sides receiving
the moisture from the clouds with sol
1'ACK AKD'a MK ritOl-OLITANS
Kept everybody awav from the trout of
the so-called statu bouse, and were, or
pretended to be, very much alarmed 1c
there might be an attack made upon them
when the army had turned their backs
The stores and saloons iu the neighbor
hood of the place were packed with peo
pie, who were not allowed to show them
selves on the sidewalks. At a tew sec
onds betore 12 o'clock, in., Col. Brooke
and his officers diouppcared from tue bal
cony, and almost immediately the sten
torian tones of the colonel could be heard
shouting "Attention I" The soldiers
came into the required positions. The
musicians placed their pieces to tlitir
mouths preparatory to ,
a rnouu ui.ow,
And the outsiders waited with some ap
pearance ot interest tor lurtlicr develop
raents. "Carry arms!" commanded the
colonel. They were carried. "Ord
arms 1" 5"Carry arms '." he repeated i
quicK suoesaiou. I he orders were ex
cuted with martial precision, and the
bayonets glittered above the boldiers
shoulder-knots. "Right by fours
march !" The first note of the noon-day
bell commenced tolling. "Forward
march 1" The drum maior lifted hi
ponderous baton, the immense red plume
in ins oear-EHiu cap noumug line a scar
let poppy on the summit ot a mountain
The band struck up a quick march us
defiled upon Charles street. "Coluin
riifht I" yelled Col. Brooke, looking as
mad as a March hare. This was the
second time he had evacuated. The
other time was in Arkansas. In tui
way the column reached St. Louis street
where the word was "Column left," an
so they kept on toward the levee.
THE Ml'Sin BY THK BAND
Was the most appropriate, being noth
ing more nor less than a vari
alion of that ancient and military tune
known as "Love, farewell," commencing
In the song with the following atlectin
Now. Iintv ikm, wt'rt inun hlDk' off to !'"r-
tiitrnl and Bi.nin,
flyioSi tuuiii8-U-atini : devil ubau
we II come airain.
So, luve fare you wt-11
A little farther on they became more
pathetic and struck up the "Girl 1 lettlbe
bind me," which appeared to produce
quite a lachrymose effect upon the quad
roons who were out ill strong force, and
THE KKTIHINU WAHKI0K
with melancholy eyes. The last notes of
the bell which proclaimed the merldia
hour were dying away when the rear
the column cleared the building which
had been occupied In the name of the
I nited States, and tho great civil war
was at an end. the last shadow of con
stltutional authority over the soverelg
people ot Louisiana wai removed, and
tue union founded by Washington
cemented by Jackson, aud preserved bv
ijincoiu, was imiy aim completely res
THE EASTERN WAR.
Ibe Flrat Battle Terminate la Mr.
Ittrjr lav ib Turk- li nln'S
WUAT AUSTRIA 1NTKNIM.
London, April 20 A 2orrespondent
at Vienna says: 1 am authorized to state
that Austria has no present intention of
occupying Bosnia. She might, however,
be Induced to do so if the czar, alter a
sucesbful campaign, should not adder to
his engagement to avoid annexation.
Another correspondent telegraphs that
Hungary is disposed to'waive'obleciinna t.
occupation of Bosnia by Austria, provid
nl Scrvia be occupied siiuultaueously . In
which might gather strength In the south
THK OIUI CTIVK VOIAT.
The greater p.xrt of the Russian troops
are moving lu the direction i uriKrnuv,
to secure a passage through Dolrudscha,
which Is expected to be the object ol the
principal attack. It I thought the
Turks will not arrive In time te prevent
n passage of the Russian army.
The telegraph lines between Roiimanla
and Turkey are interrupted.
RUSSIAN 8fApn0N IS NI W TOllK.
New York, April 2C.-The declaration
of war by the c.ar wa read simultane
ously on boad the three vessels forming
the Russian squadron in this port, and
w as received with the loud liuz. is ol the
officers and crews, followed by singing
of the Te Deuni and prayers lor the suc
cess ol the Muscovite arms.
A HOHT EXI'KC'l Kl.
Tho cables say a fight Is eminent tor
the railway bridge over the river Sereth,
at Barboschlr. Tho Kussians succeeded
In seizing it while three Turkish gun
boats have entered the river with instruct
ions to destroy It.
1'ROCLAMAITON H V 1UK SII.TAN.
Constantinoi lk, April 2H. The sul
tan has issued a proclamation to tho
ollicers and men of the fleet, especially
recommending them to protect the Mus
sulman population of the Crimean and
Caucasian coasts now groaning under
the Russian yoke.
Newspapers report that an engage
ment has taken place on the Asiatic fron
tier near Ardahau and tho Russians were
compelled to fall luck.
HTATK OK S1KGK.
It Is expected that a-state of siege will
shortly be proclaimed in Constantinople.
AN ENGAGEMENT OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE!.
The following announcement is offi
cial. Safvat l'asha has addressed the
following to the Turkish ambassador at
First engagement has just been
fought at Tehurnkson, near B.itouni.
After some fighting the enemy was de
feated and put to rout with u loss of
THE SULTAN'S I'liOCLAM ATION IN FULL.
The following is the full text of the
sultan's proclamation to the army :
"Russia has declared war. Ve are
forced to take up arms. We have always
wished peace and listening to the advice
ot the powers in this respect, but Russia
wants to destroy our independence and
so it Russia attacks us, God who pro
tects the right and justice will grant ls
victory. Our soldiers will delend with
their blood tue country gained by their
ancestors, witn the help ol trod, main
tain independence ot Osmauli. The na
tion will protect the wives and children
of the soldiers. Should It be necessary
the sultan will go to the army and raise
the standard ot the khalifat und the sul-
tanat. The sultau Is ready to sacrifice
his lite for the honor and independence
ot the country.
All AMirouriitlion of H.VlO.OOO Wnnl
l liir.Hnvnl t.niernirt-. lrobnlle
koiiii'IIoii ot tne tMllrlMl l.ritloii At
tnclifd tu the IFartm-ut of Jiit-
Washington, April 20. The secretary
of the nnvy now lias under consideration
the question of asking congress to appro-
(nunc .i'w.uiai ui me uiqiroacuillg extra
session tor the purpose ol littinir out
eight vessels to be held in readiness for
service in case oi emergency. It is
feared that the Eastern troubles may pos
sibly jeopardize American interests, and
it is propose;! to nave ttiege vessels ready
iujuiii me r.iirojicau uuu Asiatic squad
llEI'AKTMKNT Ol' JUS1ICK.
The attorney-general had a consulta
tiou to-day with several officers of the
department ot justice and examined the
roll of the United States deputy mar
shal's, assistant United States attorneys,
and others employed by the marshals
and attorneys, with a View to reducing
the number ol as-istants as far as possi
NO NOTICE OF WAR.
The state department lias not yet re
ceived anyoilicial riotiiiculion lrom either
the Russian or Tuiki.-h minister of the
declaration ot war. it is probable that
our government will send two or three
ollicers abroad to observe the military
operations between Russia and Turkey.
INDIAN Al FAIKS.
Lleut.-Gen. Sheridan arrived here to
day, aud in company with Gen. Sherman
had un interview with the ptesident this
atternoon. The purpose ol the visit is
to consult with the Authorities in Wash
ington concerning Indian nud military
matters in the west. lion. John H.
Smith, commissioner of Indian afiairs,
met him aud Gen. Sherman at the war
department, and they had a long con
versation as to the intended removal ot
the Indians from Red cloud and Spotted
Tail agencies to the new reservations iu
Dakota, on th; Missouri river, where
they can b provi led lor with more se
curity and less expen-c. The location ol
the new agency ami the time of removal
are yet to be determined on. No final
conclusion will be reached until after
Oeu. Sheridan shall have consulted with
Gen. Crook, who is expected to arrive at
Chicago in a few davs. The Sioux and
other Indians to be removed number
NEW AUHTUUV ClIiUGE D'AFFAIRES.
Count Iloyas, the Austrian minister,
lo-uay called upon Assistant Secretary
oi iaie eward and accredited to him
Chevalier Ernst von Tuvara as charge
d'affaires. Count lioyas will shortly re
turn to Europe on a leave of absence.
The president has signed the com mis .
.n ji m-llljr I'.slLTseU OI 1 ISOOIIBIII,
surveyor-general of Dakota, and also tho
commMousof the following postmas
ters: W. st. Leisure. Griiinell, Iowa;
Samuel K. Allinan.Bellefoutaine.O.; Au
drew .1. Calkins, Princeton, Ind.
mi: nor sfkings riiortuTV.
Lx-Setiator Cragin leaves to-day for
not firings, Arkansas, lie will be
joined there by Ex-Gov. Stearns, ol
Morula , and ex-licpresentative John
Couborn. of Indiana, who form a com
mission to assess the value of the Hot
Springs property and subdivide it into
;iU. r' RKCEI'TION.
Ex-Pri'SiiL-nt r.rint lias been thA ro
eipient of many evidences of high regard
rout the citizens of Washington during
jus present sojourn here, aud numbers
have called to pay their respects to
the ex-presideut and Mrs. Grant. This
alunoon a reception was given them
ui me residence jof ltev. Dr. Newman.
THE NEXT HOUSE.
A Krubll-nn Kewnpaiera Opinio
t lo lu f robable Oraaulauou.
isiticul to til Ciueiunati Gazelle )
Vauis;ton, April 23. The combina
tions among the. Democrats lor organiz
ing the next house are rapldty assuming
diape. It is quite evideut the ollicers ol
the last house, who are seeking re-election,
ure settling down to the conviction
A l. A- Al . . 1
uitti J.anuall will nave me
greatest strength lor speaker, and,
a inn account, Ihompson, the
sergcant-at-arms ; Adams, c'trk,
and Patterson, doorkeeper", are all appar
ently mustering their forces to help Ran
dall. Thompson commands thn roughs
and bummers of the party, and these are
a most Importasrtelement for Washington
Democratic work. He Is opposed to
Sayler, because It he succeeds Ohio could
not hope tor Thompson too. In thort,
nil the employes seeking a second term,
feel that their chance will be best to sup
port Randall, and try to commit his
friends to work for the re-election ot the
whole force of old officers.
In regard to tho break ninong the Dem
ocrats, which administration Re
publicans are hoping for,
Randall's friends feel con
fident that it cannot be secured, and
they claim to have such information as
to convince them that there will lie a
serious break among the Southern Re
publicans away from their party, and
this will cripple the administration candi
date much more than any desertion ol
Democrats that can be brought about.
Randall's friends claim that their corre
spondence with Southern members leads
them to conclude that, while there will
tie much Democratic support on the
lloor of the house for all measures that
Haves deems of importance to aid him in
carrying out his policy, they are not ex
pecting to go so lar as to surrender their
party advantage, and deliberately vote
tne house into ausoiuic control oi tue
A Kntnrnl Bridge.
Few of our readers are perhaps aware
that there is one ot the greatest curiosi
ties in our county, in the shape of a nat-
ii ml bridge, to be found in Southern Illi
nois, or in fact. In the state. It is situ
ated on the line of the Cairo and St.
Louis railroad about one mile west of the
track between the stations of Pomona
and Lltham. It is one of the wonderful
freaks of nature of which there are not a
few in this part of the State. The brldgo
is composed of a pure sand stone
formation, and lies in strata"; and is one
hundred feet in length on top, and
seventy-six lrom one abutment to the
other. It is about sixty feet high and Is
nine feet broad on top. The average
thickness of the span is about nine fw-t,
being large enough for a wagon and
team to cross. It is said that it was
crossed once by a wagon and team, but
the story seems almost incredible from
the fact that it is situated in such a wild
and rugged country it would almost be
impossible for a team to get near it,
although the matter of crossing it is an
easy job after you get there.
A Flue Nlroka of 1'allrjr.
(St. Louis Hi'imblican. )
I he choice ot Willard, heretofore as
sociate justice of the South Carolina
supreme court, as chief iustice, was a line
stroke ot policy. He has been a Repub
lican, but injthe new order ot things will
be as trustworthy a friend and supporter
of the Hampton government as it he had
always been a Democrat. Iu all the liti
gation which has followed the last elec
tion he has not once filtered in his devo
tion to the :ause of the beople, so that he
aspired with some propriety to succeed
to the vacant seat of the chief justice. If
a Democrat had been chosen by the Dem
ocratic majority of the legislature, it
would not have been strange if VfilUrd's
disappointment had driven him back in-
.i . , , . i. .
kj mo i.c)uuiicau party, in that cae,
Wright, the other associate justice, being
a colored man and a Republican, that
party would have had a majority of the
court. As it is, Willard will be con
firmed iu his allegiance to tho Demo
cratic party and, a Democratic associate
justice being chosen to till the vacancy
created by his promotion, the Democrats
will have a majority that can be relied
The first battle between the Russians
and the Turks took place Thursday near
Batoum, in Asia Minor. The Russians
were repulsed with a loss of t ight hun
dred men killed and wounded. Another
eiijjacemebt is also reported to have
taken place at Adraliam, a point about
fifty miles southeast of Ratoum. lu this
encounter tho Russiaus are reoorted to
have also ; lost an 1 they were
compelled to retreat. In Roumania
great activity Is manifested Iby both
sides, the Roumanian government de
claring its intention to resist the invasion
of the Turks. The Russians are reDorted
to have crossed the Pruth at several
points, undoubtedly with the view oi
forming a junction at Galatz. None ol
the czar's forces have yet crossed the
Sereth, west of the Pruth, and it is Raid a
fight Is probable at IVirnoschi, where the
bridge has been seized by the Russians.
A rumor prevails that Chelkitel was
being bombarded by the Turks, but the
report is not confirmed.
Knlber Too Hasty.
(St. 1-oidJ Ueuublicao.)
Republican papers are rejoicing that
the negro will no longer be the over
whelming and engrossing object of at
tention In this country, and is fairly out
of politics. Their exhibition of joy Is a
little hasty, however, for tho negro is
very far from being out ot politics, al
though he may absorb somewhat lest
atteution hereafter. He is just about to
enter politics as an Indepeudet voter, and
remembeilng the thirty additional votes
in congress and the electoral college, he
gives the South, the Republican party
will, before long, wish they had never
given him the ballot. They were never
so anxious to get him into politics as
they soon will be to got him out, now
that the Invention has turned to plague
Estute of Charles Hocktr dpceaaed.
'lliuun'lerbifoed, liaviuK been ilointed at
uiiDiatrator of the enuta of Umrlt Jiucker, .ate.
ol the county ol Alexauilcr and Mute of 1111
Bi, decvased, hereby gives aoticc that h will
appear U-lore the county court of Alexander
county, at the court house la Cairo at the April
term, on the third Monday in April nex', at
whic h time all peraon having- claims ajruinst
kaid vtUUt are nolilled and K.jutateU to atteud
lor the puipoM) of having the value adjusted.
All person, indebted to aaid eatate are tvoueaiud
to make immediate payment to the undemigued.
Uuled titii Ui day of February, A. I. 177
LiKUKCt I.A ITS' Kit,
yji. a. SMITH
Physician 6c Surgeon,
Ottice iu Winter's ItUx'k.rcorncr tievrntb and
Comiiien'htl Avenue, (entramw ou Keventn.
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Roccommended by GENERAL PLEASANTON
For the cure of
a Urge rJuss of DI8KASK8.
We have in stock a pood Mipply, and
"v""lv"i J'lire mm
The Perfeotion of Light.
Family Safeguard Oil.
WAS AWAUDKI) THE-
lfy the Jurors and Commissioner of the
Centennial International Exhibition.
A the Rest Illumlna'ing OP, f'r Us extraordinary menu of safety and llrill.acc
KLA1SK was also awarded a Gold Medal at the PitUburgb Kxposltln ; and wa
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KLA1NK U used on many ol the Railroads, Street Cari and llot. 't "u( itio ( oinlr
ud inaugurated superior to any other oil iu tho market.
Can be used in any lamp.
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Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes
Trunks, Valises, Etc., Etc., Embracing tho
Of Goods saved from the late Are by
Will be sold within next tbe Thirty Days at a
Come Ono Come all to 61 OHIO LEVEE.
B. F. Blake
Paints, Oils, Varnishes,
Wall Paper, Window Glass, Win
dow Shades, &o.
Always oa band, the celebrated illuniinatlo
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Abo Used for Stlmulatliiir Vrwi-n,..,.
can furnUh lights to Htiy desired dl-
will DOl JUSlliy lliOlie in Want III
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