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VOLUME XIII. MONROE, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 90, 1878. NUMBER 48.
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MONROE, LA.
Aug. 2, 1873, 46 tf.
Dr. Wai. Mandel
f ENDIRS his services as Physician and
Surgeon, to the public. Hecan be found
upon his plantation, four miles below Mon
roe. March 1, 1874. 25-1y
n. B. TODD. DAVID TODD.
Todd D Todd,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
December 7, 1877.
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ATTORNEY AT LAW,
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B TIARISH SURVEYOR, Ouachita parish,
K La. Surveying, civil engineering and
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cash. April 12, 1878.
Dr. IL. . .Strother,
OFFERS his services to the citizens of
Monroe and vicinity. Oilce : Corner
of Grand and Wood streets, on bank of the
river. August 24, 1877. v8-n41
FRAN, V STUBS. 5NO. N. STONE.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Monroe, La.,
Ofiee in Henry Kindermann's build
ing, upstairs, on DeSlard street.
October 2, 1874. tf.
Dr. Thos, Y. Aby,
OFFICE on DeSiard street, at the inter
section of First, in the rear room of
building formnerly occupied by A. J.
January 5, 1876, ly
B. W. RICHARDSON. C. J. BOATNRn.
ilehaardsm & oatner,
S''TORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT
A, Law Monroe, a., will practice in all
the Parishes of North Louisiana, in the
Supremo Court at Monroe, the Federal
Courts, and in the Land Otffice Department
orthe General Government.
Oflice fronting northeast corner of public
square. January 3, 1878.
Dr. A. B. Sholara.
FPFERS his professional services to the
J citizens of Monroo. Office in his Drug
Store on DeSiard street.
September 24, 1875. ly.
R. RICnARIDSON. S. D. M'ENERY.
Riehardson & McEnery,
A TORNEYS AT LAW, Monroo, La.,
will practice in all the parishes of
North Louisiana, the Supreme Court of the
ate, the Federal Courts, and in the Land
,ffice Department ot the General Govern
ment. January 11, 1878.
R. S.L. BRACEYo Dentist, respectfully
D ofUers his professional services to the
citizens of Monroe and surrounding coun
tr ,. Having an experience of fourteen
years in the practice, he feels confident of
giving satisfaction in all branches of his
pro'eibloa. Is willing to warrant all work.
Office at residence on Jackson street, near
the Female Academy, Monroe, La.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practice in the Parish and District
Courts of North Louisiana. VWill attoendl
these courts in person.
Will give special attentionu to Land Olfico
matters connected with the Land Offico at
Will give to all business immusdiate at
tention and abundant care.
Will answer all colnlunlliatioins with the
east possible delay.
August 10, 1877. ly
AT THIS OFFICE.
BEWARE OF OOGUS AGENTS
AND SPURIOUS MACHINES I
Family Sewing Machine
NOW ELItSIO AT THE
iEAT REITIn OIF $30 LES TA, FOAME PICE.
TII BEST IN THE WORLD
282,812 Machines Sold in 1871.
The Rest Always Wins in the Long
Run ! Buy Only the Genuine I
Beware of Cbunterfeits !
We submit to any candid reader, that a
machine whose sales 'steadily increase
through yearsof adversity and unparalleled
depression in business, while the sales of
every competitor fall off heavily year by
year, xUST BE THE BEST MACHINE. NO
SINoEn machine is genuine without our
trade mark (given above) stamped on the
arm of the machine.
Mr. J. E. Behen is no longer our agent
and cannot supply the public with genuine
Macines sold on the lease or installkent
THE SINGER MFG. CO.,
176 Washington St., Vicksburg, Miss.,
W. I. STowERs, Manager.
Address J. H. STEEL, Monroe, La.
GRAND STREET, MONROE, LA.,
HARDWARE, GROCIERIES, DRY GOODS
GENERAL PLANTATION SUPPLIES
AND IMPORTER OF
LANDRETH'S GARDEN SEED.
EERPs CONSTANTLY ON HAND
LIME, CEMENT AND PLASTER.
ALSO AN ASSORTMENT OP
WAGONS, WHEELBARROWS, PLOWS.
August 17, 1872. 48:tf
H. PETZOLD, Proprietor.
Families supplied with broad made of the
beat flour. Cakes of every kind kept for
sale, or made to order.
Frits, Confections, &c.,
Kept in stock and will beho sold at the lowest
market price. October ., 1877. 1y
WATER I WATEt I
Having the contract to sprinkle the
streets, I have arrangements made to sup
ply families with water by the barrol
throughout the sununer at customary
prices. All orders loft with Mr. O'Kolly, or
at my wood-yard. will be promptly Tilled.
W. C. ]11FFINUTON.
Monroe, April 12, 1878.
Look out for the
LITTLE BARBER SIIOP
Around the corner, next to D. A. Breard
B. MITCHELL, Proprietor.
Hair-cutting, 35c; Shaving, lCTe Sham
pooing, 35e. Oct. 12, b177.
ICE ! ICE I ICE I
I am prepared to furnish the citizens of
Monroe and surrounding country with lce,
either wholesale or retail. Full weight
guaranteed, and extra pains taken in pack
ing orders from the country.
(lEO. (. ENSSMINGER,
Juno 7, 1878. Monroe, La.
0 Terms, $2.00 per Day.
STHE N ONROE HOUSE, g
Jacko Streeto Monroe, La.,
O D.B.TROU5DALE, PROPS.
WAGONS WAA;ONS !
Twenty-five Two and Four-Horsoe Iron.
Atxle WVagolns., made by the celebrated
Stlulhbaker Manufacturing Co., just ro
ceived and for sale at the lowest market
rates by REII ENDOM.
October 3, 1873.-3:tf
OOD I WOOl)
I will deliver cord wood, cut to any
length desired, at any point within the
corporate limits, ati4 per cord. Satisfaction
guaranteed. W. C. BUFFINGTON.
Monroe, March i, 1878.
LoUsIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
AGRICULTURAL AND MECHIANICtAL
IiATON ROUGE, LA.,
Is now in suoccesstl operation, with good
prospecet of a large patronagEe.
Session begins, by law, October 5 and
ends July 4.
i'Ucilftta for Znfrsetion-Vory good: an
experienced Faculty, now of folr Protes
sors--th number espeeed soon to be in
creased; much philosophical and chemical
aplaratus; good appliances for instruction
in Engineering; large museums of Natural
History; a library of fourteen thousand
volumes, and a good equipment of small
arms and artillery for military exercises.
Efforts are also making to get in readiness
Workshops and an Experimental Farm,
foi which 120 acres of good land have been
Oburac of Study embraces a wide eold of
literature and science; and parents will
select the studies which they may wish
their sons to pursue. The military exer
cises are ranked as studies, only obligatory
on the cadets who are quartered in tihe
University building and optional with
other students, who board in Baton Rouge.
To become "student" or "cadet," is option
al with the parent.
Adlssaion granted to young noen and
youths not under fourteen years of age,
who are proficient in the branches o t a
common Eng lish education. They can en
ter at any time during the session, and be
lcharged only from date of entrance. Stu
dents may be residents of other States.
'aiStato (or beneficiary) cadets cannot
be received until the Legislature makes an
appropriation to pay their expenses.
Jlisbcpnec.-Tuition and the use of library
and apparatus are absolutely free. Stu
dents can iind good boarding in Baton
Rouge for about 15 a month; and those
who form "'meses" can naintain them
selves for 0 to $$ a month.
.lrpeses for a Military Cadet.-Fixed ex
penses per month-Board, lodging and ser
vant attendance, $12; washing and mend
ing, O2 50; fueland lights, 50 cents; medical
attendance, $1; total, $16; or for the session
of nine montlhs 144; or at that rate for part
of session. Payable monthly in advance.
Contingent expenses per sossion--estima
ted-uniform clothing $47; text-beo.s and
stationery, $15; medicines, I; breakrages
and continLgencies, 5 ; total, $72. Payable
48 on entrance, balance 1 January 1. In
case of withdrawal from the Institution
cadets will be charged only for the time of
aattendance, except that there will be no ro
)mission of foes for the last two months of
SLoecaion healthy, and desirable for deli
r cate youths who may not be able to stand
a colder clnate.
For further information, address
D. F. BOYD. President.
UNIVERISITY OF MISSISSIPPI
THE NEXT SESSION WILL OPEN On T/UnSrDAY,
SEParEMnUER li, 1878.
Tuition still free to all students from any
State, except o50 to law students.
Tile University has just closed tile irest
brilliant and properous session it has over
enjoyed. There were 473 students in at
tendance last session.
The law department is in successful oper
ation-30 law students were il attendance
EXPEINSS PErlt SaKSON OF NIOEi MONetis.
)n month's board, at s12.0 ......... .........112.50
Washing, at $1.o ............................... 13.50
Lights, at .................................... 4.50
Matriculation and Incldontlll foe........ 2.50
A student can got beard at $10 per month,
one mile in the country and such as prefer,
can beard themselves by "messing" for
still les. Students buy their own fuel
from the Proctor of the University at cost.
This estimate s reliable and includes
everything but books antd clothing. The
faculty is complete. The University is in
excollent condition, anid all the topart
Ifents, including the Preparatory Depart
- ent. are in operation. For catalogues
and Information, apply to tie clhanicellor,
iGee. A. P. Stewart.
II. M. SULLIVAN,
It Secretary n oalrd of Triustees.
rCLINTON, HINDS CO., MISS.
Vill Commence its 28th Ana1nll Sesioln
September 25, 1878.
L Among thie indnconlonts inrored to
patrons are tile following:
Thorough instruction ; rigid but ipternal
discipline; superior ltoral inlluenco; un
surpassed halthfulness of location,; kind
)and competent instructors; almple facilities
- for illustration ; low rates of charges.
I Board in private families inclling fur
r nished roonm, fuel and washing, $12 50 per
r month. Board In College allll inelulmi,g
washilng and tool, $10 permlnnth. Stnudents
fronm other counties can draw $10 a year
front their county treasuries. For full in
formation, send tolov. WV. S. Webb, I). U.,
President of the College, tor a catalogue.
WV. T. RATLII,'j,
45:3m. President Board of Trustees.
UNIVERSIT'Y OF LOUISIANA,
MEDICAL DE1' A RTMI I NT.
PIossesses unequllaled lIOSplital aldvnan
tages, fees tlhe samtoe as those of the first
class schools of Now York anti l'litihlal
pllisa. Send for Circular.
The lectures will begin October 21st, 1?74.
T. CG. RICHARDSON, NM. D.,
Will resume its exercises on the 1st
-Monday in October, with a comlpotent corps
of professors. All branches of preparatory
and commercial schools and lirst-cliss col
loges, successfully taught. Tuition in pro
paratory school $45, and in college chassos,
Ita per session of forty weeks. Boarding
in Steward's Hail, $10 per lmoth, ani in
private families at correspondingly low
rates. For particulars and cataloguo, ad
dress C. G. ANDIRE~WS, I'rnoidout,
47.2ut Jackson, La.
-I RSALE !
TilE LOT AND RIESII)ENCE
S(Cornor of Third and JeTforson streots,
forlmerly occupid by thle ainto N. Klcein. Tile
lot embraces ono-quarter of a sqiuaro, with
- garden, horse-lot, stable, A¢c.. nottached.
The residence haIs two largo astl one mlzall
roonl,. with dlining-rotrn and kitelllln adl
. oining, and cistern lhouse andl servamts'
ahroom. 'here is also a small brick oftice
n with two rooms onl tlhe lot. For furthller
information apply to Mrs. N. KLEIN.
Monroe, La., August 1, 17.. tif.
Victor linugo's Spledid TribUte to am
It was in the summer of 1867. At
Paris the World's Exposition was daz
I zling Europe with its splendor; there
were wondorful things there;-among
others a Krupp gun upon a pedestal,
and the Emperor of France was con
gratulating the King of Prussia.
It was the grand period of prosperity.
Never were the proscribed regarded
Swith so little favor. Some of the Eng
lish papers styled them "rebels."
In that very summer upon a certain
day in July a passenger was making
the trip from Guernsey to Southampton.
That passenger was one of the rebels
r above mentioned. He had been a
representative of the people in 1851
and had been exiled on the Sd of
December. Thy passenger, whose
name it is not neceaesary to give in
this connection-for he was only the
cause of the fact we are about to relate
-had the same morning embarked at
St. Pierre-Port upon the mail packet
Normandy. The passage from Guern
sey to Southampton occupies seven or
It happened to be the time when the
Khedive having done homage to Napo
leon came to pay his respects to Victo
ria; and that very day, the English
queen favored the Egyptian viceroy
with a grand review of the English
fleet, in the roads of Sheerness, not
far from Southampton.
The passenger of whom we have Just
spoken was a white-haired man-a
silent observer of the sea. He stood
near the helm.
The Normandy had left Guernsey at
ten o'clock that morning ; it was nearly
three o'clock in the afternoon; she was
approaching the Needles, which mark
s the southern extremity of the Isle of
Wight; already were visible the wond
ers of that wild and lofty architecture
r of the sea, and those colossal peaksof
chalk uprising from the ocean like
l the spires of some prodigious cathedral
submerged; the vessel was about to
enter the river of Southampton; the
helmsman commenced to steer the
vessel to larboard.
The passenger was -looking at the
Needles, when suddenly he heard his
name called; he turned, and saw the
captain of the vessel standing beside
The captain was about the same age
as himself; his name was Harvey;
ho had very broad shoulders, white
r whiskers, a face bronzed and resolute,
but a merry eye.
"Is it true, sir," he asked, ',that you
wish to see the English fleet ?"'
The passenger had not expressed
that wish, but lie had heard several
0 ladies who were with hind evidence
0 the desire strongly.
o He contented himself with replying:
"But, captain, your route does not
lie that way."
The captain returned :
r "It shall be my route if you so desire.'
The passengcr felt overwhelmed with
.astonishment for the imoment.
a "What! change your route?"
S"Merely to please me ?"
c"No French vessel would do that for
"What a French vessel would not
do for you," said the captain, "an
English vessel will do."
And he continued
"Only, in view of my responsibility
Ito mjrn sulneriors, express for me your
wish in writing on my book."
And he presented his shipping book
to the passenger, who wrote at his die
r tation, "I wish to see the English
fleet," and signed his name.
A moment later, the vessel veered
round to starboard, leaving the Needles
and Southampton river on the right,
and:l entered Sheerness Roads.
The spectacle was truly grand. All
the batteries mingled their smoke and
their thunders; the silhouettes of the
mighty cuirassed ships filed in hugh
ranks through a ruddy tog; a vast
mingling of masts distinct and Indis
tinct loomed through the mist; and
the Normandy glided amongst these
towering shadows, saluted on her way
by cheers. It took more than two
hours to traverse the English fleet.
About seven o,'clock, when the Nor
maanly arrived at Southampton, she
One of Captain Harvey's friends, M.
Itascal, editor of the Courier do l'Eu
rope, was waiting at the wharf. IIe
was astounded to see the vessel dressed.
"For whorn have you been dressing
ti the vessel, captain? For the khedive?"
The captain answered :
"For the Refugee."
, 'or the Refugee. Translate that,
We should miot have recorded this
- incident, but that it takes a pecullar
grandeur from the enlnd of Captain
Harvey. And that end--listen to it.
Three years after the review at
Sheerness, and a very short time after
having presentedl his ,assecnger of July,
1$;7, with :an address from the Chan
I icl setnten, Captain Harvey was
Snmakig his ordinary trip from South
Stompton to Guernsey, on the night of
Sthe 17th of Marclh, 1870. A mist cov
credl tihe sea. Captain IHarvey stood
r on the bridge, and manwuvered with
precautir,, by reason of the fog and
the night. Thopasengers were asleep.
The Normandy was a very large
vessel, and perhaps the handsomest of
the Channel packets; six hundred tomn
burthen and two hundred and twenty) ,
feet long and twenty-five feet broad 1 |
she was ",young," as the sailors agy- I
she was but seven years old. She .had I
been built in 1868.
i The fog gradually thickened; the I
ship had left the Southampton river
and gained the open sea, nearly tAf I
teen miles beyond the Needles. Tho'e
packet advanced slowly. It was four a
o'clock in the morning. 1
The obscurity was absolute-a kinad
of low sky enveloped the steamer, so I
that the points of her masts were,
f hardly distinguishable.
There Is nothing so terrible as theset
blind ships which travel in the night. i
Suddenly, through the fog, loomed
up a great blackmess-a phantom, a
mountain-a promontory of shadow <
e rushing through foam and piereing then
darkness. This was the Mary, a huge
screw-steamer on her way from Odesma
e to Grimsby, laden with. five hundred 1
t tons of wheat-enormous speed, prodi
t glous weioght. The Mary bore straight;
down upon the Normandy.
r There is no means of avoiding such
collisions, so suddenly do these phan
toms of ships tower up through the,
seafog. These are encounters without
approaches. Before one has fully seen
them, one Is dead.
The Mary rushing on with all her
steam-power, took the Normandy
amidships and disemboweled her.
The Mary, herselt Injured by the
shock, recoiled and stopped short in
i her course.
There were twenty-eight seamen on
board the. Normandy, a waiting
woman, the stewardess, and thirty
V one passengers,'of whom twelve were
The shock was frightful. In an in
stant everybody was on deck-men,
women, children, half naked ; run
ning, shrieking, weeping. The water
was rushing into the leak in furious
e torrents. The engine furnace, half
Ssubmerged by the flood, roared and
o The ship had no water-tlght bulk
e heads, there were no life-preservers.
Standing erect at his post, Captain
° Harvey cried :
"Bilence, all I and listen. Lower the
° boats. The women first;" then the ,
° pasmengers; then the crew; afterwards
the baggage. There are sixty souls to ]
save." There were sixty and one;
but he had forgotten himself.
The boats were lowered. There was
a rush. That rush might capsize the
beats. Ockloeford, the lieutenant and
u the three quartermasters, Goodwin,
Bennett and West, held back that
crowd all wild with horror. To sleep,
and then suddenly and at once to die,
But, above the shrieks and the
tumult was heard the grave, stern
voice of the captain, and this brief
dialogue took place in the darkness :
",Engineer Locks I"
"How is the furnace ?"
"'The fire ?"
'"The machinery ?"
r The captain called out:
"Lieutenant Ockleford I"
The lieutenant answered :
"1How many minutes have we?"
S"That will be enough," continued
r the captain. ,"Let each one embark
in his turn. Lieutenant Ockleford,
have you got your pistols ?"
" Blow out the brains of the first man
who attempts to pass before a woman."
All were silent. No one offered any
further resistance to orders; the crowd
felt that great strong soul above it.
The Mary, on her part, had lowered
her boats to succor the victims of the
wreck she had made.
The work of saving proceeded with
t order, and almost without struggle.
There were, as there always must be,
sad scenes of selfishness, but there were
o also pathetic Instances of self-devotion.
Harvey, Impassable at the captain's I
post, commanded, ruled, directed, oc- i
cupied himself with everything and 1
everybody, governed all that agony by
his Iron calm, and seemed to issue his
orders to the catastrophe itself. The
shipwreck seemed to obey him.
Once he cried out :
"Save Clement I"
Clement was the cabin-boy--a child.
Slowly the vessel commenced to seot
tie down in the deep water, and the
going and coming between the Nor
mandy and'the Mary was hurried as
much as possible.
"Be quick i-hurry t" cried the cup
SAt the twentleth minute the vessiel
sank. First the hows plunged down,
then the stern.
Captain Harvey, erect at his post,
made no gesture, uttered no word, and
passed into the abyss motionless. Men
t through the sinister fog beheld that
r black statue sink into the sea.
, Thus passed away Captain IIarvey.
.Let him here receive the IRefugee's
No mariner of the Channel could
i compare with llim. Having all his
SI life imposed upon himself the duty of
i being a man, dying he availed him
h self of the right to be a hero.
d VIcroa Huoo.
ThE EXPI llt OF KELLOeO.
[New York sun.3
Kellogg was rewarded with the favor
Sof the Fraudulent Administration, amkd
with the dispensation 'of the opublic
patronago in LouiWana, not only for
his- own testimony before the Potter
committee, which was, made to salt
the occasion, but for .aiding in sup
preesing other testimony of the utmost
importance. Kelly, his fimer coloredi
doorkeeper, addreseda'l tter to the
sub-committee in New Orleans, efer
Ing to prove the SJogerles tothse setend
set of electoral certifates, ~ wlhh K*
Ipgg had endorsed officially and for
warded to - Washlington, with a iflss
date, to substitute the first set, which
had been rejected by Mr. Ferryas ir
regular in form.
When it became known that Kelly
was disposed to Inform on his former
employers, Kellogg sent another col
ored brother, for whom he had pro
cured a plaeo under the Sergelt-at
Arms of the Senate, to Lousiana to'.
get Nolly out of tho` way, and hoewas
suoeesmth in that mission, for the two
were traced together to ClnOlnnati, at
which ponlat they started for the East.
When Kellogg was before the com
mittee, swearing with all the faheility
of an old expert, he first tried to charge
the appolantment of Kennedy to ex
Senator West, and afibeted ignorance
in other respects about him. When
: questioned. closely, however, he was
forced to conless.that Kennedy was ap
polnted at his own instance, and also
I that he had prpaured a leave of absence
n for him, Just before the adjournment of
theSenate, to enable Kennedy to go to
I Dovetailing these facts with the,sub
| sequent developments, there can be no
0 reasonable doubt that Kellogg had full
knowledge of, if he did not direct the
] forgerles of the certificates, and that It
I, was through his personal agency Kelly
I- was spirited away from Providence,
r La., the night before he was to go to
5 New Orleans to expose this chapter in
;the conspiracy. Kennedy recently ro
I turned to Washington, and doubtless
has been coached, as other witnesses
were, for examination; but though
the truth may be temporarily sup
pressed, it will come to light before the
investigation is ended, and the Senate
will have to determine whether Kel
logg, who occupies a seat by a transpa
B rent flaud, and who colluded to conceal
a phase of the crime by which Hayes
was enabled to reach the WhlfeHouse,
is a proper person to sit In a body
3 where he Is an intruder.
i Kennedy is now holding a placeo
I under the Sergeant-at-Arms of the
Senate, and no matter what Its grade
t or salary may be, the question is pre
,sented with the same force as if the
, Secretary or any other offieor was In
volved, Shall the person who put him
n there, and who used him as an instmu
n ment to run off an essential witness
f before a committee of the House of
Representatives, be longer tolerated as
a member of the Senate? Certainly,
expulsion Is one of the least penalties
duo for such an ofinese.
Professor Rudolph, in at lengthy
paper on the sun, says: "It Is a mol
ten or white hot mass, equaling In
bulk 1,260,000 worlds like our own,
having a surrounding ocean of gas on
fire 50,000 miles deep, tongues of flame.
darting upward more than 50,(00)
miles, volcanic forces that hurl into
the solar atmosphere luminous matter
to the height of 160,000 miles, drawing
to Itself all the worlds belonging to
our family of planets, and holding
them all in theirpropor places; attract
ing with such superior force the mil
lions of solid masses that are wander
ing in the fathomless abyss that they
rush helplessly toward himn, and fall
into his fiery embrace. And thus he
continues his mighty orbit, having at
period of more thian 18,000,000 years."
To all who are engaged in coin
mercial enterprises we would speak
an encouraging word, for all omens
Indicate the return of brighter days.
We believe we are upon the eve of
an unparalleled prosperity greater
than the history of this or any other
land has ever known. Our milnes
gleam with golden ores; our fertile
fields stand thick with grain ; our
a people are daily becoming more thrifty,
active and Intelligent, and to all who
are willing to toll and labor there will
come the certainty of generous reward.
Let our rulers be men of wisdlom and
, integrity, and the land will be peace
Able, prosperous and hnlappy.- Unithdrl
,jaoles 1x o 'ojfist.
IIon.W. Jasper Blackburn,of IIomncr,
publishes the followilig card in the
I"Not being overly anxious for tihe
distinction of a I)Democratle nomination
tor Congress in this district, and still
lese prepared for the expense and hu
miliation of the defeat which is almost
certain to follow such nomination, 1
Srespectfully decline the contest and
leave the dose for those who the more
crave and the better relish such a dish."
I lev. WV. IH. Milburn, tilhe blind
s preacher, has returned to the United
af States after a tour of two years abroad.
- I He will lecture on "What a blind man
saw in England, Ireland and Scot