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At the election on Monday, for
Mayor, Mr. John Lee Gooch was re
elected by a respectable majority
During the week Louisiana mon
ey has been held at twenty per cent.
premium over new issue. We hope
soon to hear that both are better ap
preciated. Our energetic Governor.
In course of conversation last Mon
day, informed us that he had a large
quantity of goods airiving, and much
more to come, and that he was deter
mined to raise the value of both
Louisiana and Confederate money in
the estimation of the people; to a
certain extent we think he will.
Without being deemed presump
tive, Governor, we would suggest,
:tf practicable, that you also try to
furnish our people with bacon and
flour. This, we trust, is not asking
We are informed ihat the steamer
Webb, which left here last week to
attempt to get into the Gulf. was
eaptured twenty-five miles below the
city of New Orleans.
The gang of thieves who have
been committing robberies in this
place for the past several weeks, have
been discovered, and we understand
arrested. They should receive their
just dues from the authorities
We wish to purchase corn, fodder,
wheat or flour, bacon, lard and but
ter, for which we wili pay the highest
An ordinary cow and calf sold at
auction last week, in this place. for
the moderate sum of 8i o.
There is not an article that -~~*
know of that can now be purchased
in this place for less than specie or
its equivalent. It is very difficult
for a certain class of our people to
pay such exhorbitant prices, and as
a batural consequence. many are be
ginning to feel the want of the actual
necessaries of life. For the past
week, flour or bacon were things not
to be thought of by the hungry, were
they even lined with money. How
this is to be remedied unless theplan
ters who may have an extra supply of
provision, come to the assistance of
our people, we cannot say; but hope
to be enabled to report an improve
mentin our affairs by our next issue.
The San Antonio News says that
arrangements are now being made in
this place to construct a Telegraph
line to Matamoras. We are assured
that the enterprise will not only be
undertaken but will succeed. The
same company will also construct a
line from Austin to that place; the
latter is already under contract. We
regret that the agent has not seen
prOer to give us a call, so that we
could give our citizens more of the
particulars of his operations. These
enterprises are beneficial to the pub
lic and should be published.
The Houston News says that the
Federal Consul in Havana has com
manlcated the intelligence that the
rebels are engaged in improving the
harbor of St. Marks, situated on St.
Marks river, on the west coast of
Florida, for the purpose of opening
there an extensive blockade running
trade. St. Marks is connected by a
railroad, twenty-six miles in length,
with the capital of the State of Flori
da, Tallahassee, of which it is the
port. ''The harbor can be entered .,y
vsjqj9l dirawing ,ight feet r.f "later.
The Great Mass Meeting.
At the appointed hour, 11 o'clock,
A. M., thousands upon thousands of
citizens and roldiers met at the
Court-House Square in order to wit
neas the proceedings of the great
meeting. The number of soldiers
present could not have been less than
two thousand, most of them men
who had fought gallantly on a hun
dred battle-fields, and had, by their
heroic achievements, given indubta
ble evidence of their devotion to
the great cause or Southern inde
There were present, also. Gen. E.
K. Smith, Lieut.-Gen. S. B. Buck
ner, Maj.-Gen. Sterling Price and
Brigadier Generals Harry Hays.
Hawthorne. McNair, and lunt.-
Gov. Allen, of Lousiana, Gov. Rey
nolds, of Missouri, Judge Ochiltree,
of Texas. and a very large number
of officers of the army, who may be
said truly to be among the leading
spirits in this Department
President, H. W. Allen, Governor
of Louisiana; Vice Presidents, Gens.
Smith, Buckner, Price, Hunt, Tudge
Land. Judge Jones. Judge Ochiltree
and others; Secretaries. Dr. 3f. Es.
tes and others.
At the appointed hour G ov. Allen,
the President, called upon the Rev.
Mr. Smith to open the meeting with
prayer, which he did in a brief but
appropriate petition to the throne of
Heaven for the Divine blessing upon
our labors. Gov. Allen then read an
address which the Committee on
Resolutions had proposed, designed
as a public exposition of the views
and sentiments of the meeting in the
present situation of the country.
Gov. Allen then proceeded in a
strain of fervid eloquence to state
that the military situation to far from
being hopeless. as some had sup
posed. was eminently hopeful. and
nothing was required but a little pa
tience and perseverance, bringing into
requisition all our available strength
to secure the great end of the Strug
gle, viz: the independence of our
He stated in glowing language th.,
barbarous conduct of the .enemv in
this State, and said that he had the
evidence of this before him, in a
volume just issued from the press in
this city, and which had been pre
pared at his request by competent
persons acting under oath.
The Governor gave the anecdote
of Ethan Allen when he demanded
the surrender of Ticonderoga. The
commander of the fort demanded to
know by what authority he acted.
His memorable reply was, that be
acted -on the authority of Almighty
God and the Continental Congress.
He. the Governor, if asked by the
F, derals by what authority he acted,
he would answer "by the authority
of Almighty God and the Confede
Li concluliot, thI Governor stated
that should fortune frown ".poun our
efforts, should the cause lbee-nne
hopeless, which he did not by any
means admit, he would struggle to
the last and, rather than live under
an abolition northern government, he
would abandon the country never to
return to it again, unless it was to
fight the enemies of his country.
At the close of his remarks the
Governor introduced the first speaker
BaRo.-Gcs. HAnnPY 'T HlisA
Gen. Iays statt.d that if he had
consulted his own feelings he would
have remained silent, but as hlie had
been selected by the committee as
one of the speakers on the occasion,
it was his duty to comply. He stat-d
that we were in a crisis, the crisis of
our revolution, but the people should
remember that if dark clouds lower
over the horizon of our country, that
behind these clouds the sun shone as
brightly as ever. Those who ex
pected to pass through a great revo
lution like this without frequent and
severe disaster, had read history to
but little profit. Other nations had
met with disasters much more serious
than any that we had yet sustained.
T1rue, we had lost manry of our sea
board cities, among them our capitol;
that a portion of the army of North
ern Virginia had been overpowered
and forced to surrender, but those
cralamities, though great, were not
overwhelming; we still had it in our
powef to offer manly resista:nce to the
enemy, and still to achie-e the gre-at
boon of independence.
Sbould we be forced to abandon
State after State, until nothing re
mained Iut the Tranu-Miasissippi
successful. He would say that for
one he would never abandon the con
test so long as there was a single
ray of hope. He would say to our
people as Ruth said of old, that ",your
people are my people, their God my
'We had on this side of the river
a larger atmy than Gen. Lee ever
commanded in any of the great bat
ties in which he had covered himself
and the country with glory. It was
as Large as the French army at Wat
erloo. On this side of the river, too,
we have a vast territory, and bat few
navigable waters of any extent,
hence the enemy would labor under
the disadvantage of fighting distant
from their bast. of supplies. We. too,
have the negro to aid us` in the fight.
atnd we were well convinced that the
negro well drilled and disciplined
would make a reasonably good sol
dier. Not equal to the white man in
the South. but fully equal to the
great bulk of the troops making up
the armies of the States. The ne
gro, too, would fight more bravely
for the South than for the North, as
this war has abundantly proven.
SThe objection was urged that the
measure was unconstitutional; he did
not believe in this argument, bdt if it
were true he would still favor its
adoption, as this was no time to stic
kle about the constitution. The el..
quent and distinguished gentlemen
concluded by urging the people to
continue true to their colors and the
cause would be triumphant beyond
the possibility of failure.
After all the week kneed and faint
hearted men mostly speculators and
traders who were anxious to save
th.ir wealth by twgotiation. but the
soldiers and true men of the country
would save the country trom the dis
grace and ruin of subjugation.
Brig Gen. Hawthorn of Ark.. was
next introduced. This gentleman's
speech was eloquent and filled with
patiotic fire. It had the ring of the
true metal, but we have neith-r time
nor the space to do more than allude
to it. He spoke of the struggles of
other countries, of Rome, lHolland,
Prussia, anid of our own re-voiutiona
ry war. He proved, from many his
torical examples that we were not
even strained at present; that so far
from being in a hopeless condition,
we were strong and powerful. and
nould most assuredly bring the war
to a triumphant c:ose.
lie showed the number of men in
the field in this department, and th.
number that could yet be put in. and
would be put in it' uece-sarv. -"After
all," e,iid he, "nobody is hurt."
He knew well where the shoe
pinched; it was the spe.culators ani
the weak that taised the cry for ne
gotiation. A great many, too, thought
the cause hopeltlsa when the enemy
took possession of the place of their
residence. A friend of his thought
the cause hopless because Pine Bluff
had been taken by theenemy. "H-,"
speaking jocularly, "'never thought
the cause in a bad way until Ca(mden.
Ark , his residence, was taken.
Col. Musser of Missouri, was next
introduced. His speech was short,
but eminently elegant. clear, and pa
triotic He spoke of the f,llyv of des
pondency; said the army never des
pond, and many of them havel,st all,
especially Missourians. He saw be
fore him men who had lost all, and
been in a hlndre. d battl.. and still
they were not despondent, and had
not the least thought of giving up
the conteat. He eloquentlyappealed
to the people-not the soldiers. "for,"
said he, "the soldiers need no ap
peals to urge them to duty-to stand
firm and all would be well. The
;cause of independence would be tri
The next rpeaker was ('ol. F'lour
noy of Texas, and we would havre
been glad if every man in the Con
federacy could have heard it. It
was eloquent logical pa'riotic and
true. He insisted that, notwitatand
ding our misfortunes, we were as
strong as ever. That our rights and
liberties were not even in peril, but
this fact should not tend to anr.y relax
ation of effort on the part of the ar
my and the people. We must be
vigilant, active, persevering and true.
All our energies must be bent to the
prosecion of the war, and with the
help of God, we would seoon bring it
to an end.
We have neither the time nor the
space to trace the cloquent gentleman
through his most noble and patriotic
effobrt. Suffice it to say that it was
worthy the orator and the occasion.
patriotic men as Col. Flcurnoy. and
the war would soon come t6 a glori
Judge Ochiltreeof Texas, and Col.
Lewis of Missouri, were successively
called upon, and made stirring and
eloquent speeches, but we canzot
even allude to the substance of their
speeches at this time.
The mheeting closed most harmoni
ously, about 4, P. M., and all retired
delighted with the proceedings.
The Mil.tary Situation.
It is difficult to form a positively
correct opinion of the pHusent mili
tary situation from the light before us,
as it has been some weeks since w.
had any data that could he regareled
as fully reliable.
The surrentder of Lee, with a por
tion of his army. though no correct
Southern account of the tvent hal'
yet been received, must be riegarded
as true, though we are yet in the
dark as to the extent of the disaster.
The enemy's accounts of the number
of men surrendered, differ so widely
from each other, as to make it impos
sible for us to reach conclusions per
fectly accurate upon thl subject.-
One account places our loss in mern
as high as forty-three or tour thou,-
and. whilst oth.ers put it down as low
as five thousand. T'he Washington
corresppndent of the Ne w York ['ri
buue says that less than 8000 men.
and less than 5000 muskets. Other
correspondents of Northern papers
concur in this latter statement.
Moreover as it is so much to the in
terest of the enemy to over rate rather
than under state the extent of our'
loss, we are very much inclined to
the opinion that the statement of the
correspondent of the Tribune is at
least an approximate to the truth
In addition to the. above, we have
a verbal statement. ctnlilng fro,nl a
Southern source, that agree.- as tm
the number of men surrendered. with
the statement in the Trihune. "l'hIe
Southern statement also is, that but
few of Lee's vet leran forces, were e-m
braced in th,. surrender: that there
were three rogiments of' ingro tr.-.olls
lately raised in lticltlnotl1, andil a
conmsidetrable number ,f militia. whol
had seen but little of actual er-e-vie,.
What the actual extent of our loss
in the operations ill and around
Richmond and l'etersburg. from the
time t f the capture of l'Fort Stetadmnan
until the. iurretide.r. cannot be deter
miied with any .-ccuracv. So far
as we have the official -tate.menet of
Gen. Lee, whichl, com- up to the e-ac
uation of Richmond and Petersburg.
or nearly so, it do,.:, not app-ar that
o'ir lossee we're very liheav . I )I tle,
contrary, the' loss sail t,, have bieon
sustained by tIe enetnm i., reportedl
to have beeriu heavy. Lee's loss
sub-e-quent to the, evacuation and
prio- to the surrende.r, may have
amounted to two or three, thousand
men. and this agrees with wColle of
the more candid accounts, of the cte-n
mv. Le-es 0.ises. the,. inclusive of
the captore" of" Fort Steadman and
the surrender, could not have excee
ded from ,eight to ten thousand mua
ket", and froml twelve to fourteen
thousand men. The losses of tile en
emy during the same period murt
have' reached twenty or twenty-five
thousand men, though it must be ac
knowledged that this is som,what
ahlove th,.ir actual fig-ore,.. but whe-n
w-, coiside'r the many gross ,,xagg,,r
Satioa,. of the ,ne-mv. and the gre.at
iiterest they have int practicing a
deception upon us at this tilte, our
statement must be regarded an in the
The question then arises what be
came of the remaining portiou of
Iee's anly Our infermation at this
tine in too intdefinite to allow a posi
tively correct answer. Some of his
troops doutlehss ecaped and re-turn
,el to their homies; but others, no
doubt, effected a junction with the,
army of Tennessee under Johnston.
We have positive information that
the process of evacuation had been
geing on for nearly two months prior
to the actual evacuation by Lee, but
what portion of the force actually ,-f
fected a junction with Johnat,,n, we
caunet withl any accuracy state.
One fact, we tifink, we can state
with truth, and that i.s, that John
siton is in com'amnd, in North Care.
lina, of a large veteran army, nam
bering not less than fifty and proba
bly one hundred thousand men.
This in a powerful army, fully ade
quate, it would seem, to any emer
.gency. and rtnder the iml,,diate
h .. 'l,,r-fep .. .Ill ,,ffl , -, 1,.., - * seI
skillful an Gen. Johnston. possess
ing all the eleumonts neeeeasry to d1e
Velop the maximum efficiency of an
armjo, wi! halr every reason to hope
for the most t'avorAble results.
True enough, the enemy has been
apparently more than usually hope
ful of late, but we have good grounds
for believing that this confidence is
assumed in order to affect the public }
mind in the Trans.-Missiaippi De
partment. Aware of the difficulty
of obtaining correct infoltmation
from Southern sources in this De
partment, they put forth the moat ex
travagant statements, with the view
of disturbing the minds of the weak.
and shaking the confidence of the
We would warn our readets not to
Slace too maich confidence in Yan
kee dlispatches at tills time, as they
have thie very strongest possible mo
tives to deceive, owing to the very
critical situation of affairs in the
United States. As a general rule. it
is sarif to di.sbelieve every extrava
gant statement of Yankee army cor
respondetits, for theste as a general
rule a-n hired scribbleis, without
rank or character at home, and who
lae .t not the slighitest interest in the
result of theb contest. They will
write for thle one that pays best. and
will put forth any thing, however
fal.r,. that has a twlelncy to inflame
the popular heart. and administer to
We have not the. space at this
time to present the 'ubject in other
and equally grave aspects. Suffice
it to say, that the patriot is not like
ly to want tnotiveu to continlue thel
conflict. We already have an ink
ling of the policy of J'rsident John
son; he is for harsh mea'sures. trials,
elxecutilns, eatllnallcipattln. cliltitisca
ti-In and as he has titl power of aha
ping thle policy of the (,overlnment,
it i-- not likely that ho will Le over
ruled and force,d to t the adoptiol of a
mnore lenie,nt .policy. as his views are
in strict accordance with the- views
of the party that placed hiim in
L'po,, thl, whole. we h.ave, et'rr
r.a-on to lork hopefully upon th.e
futurV. V h:. ", .e aiinl tlhe,
(-tolit he,'ar't. :Iatl trll.e patriots. nch
as compose . he matn: of til popul,)t
tiol. wottldl never cIonil,.it to termsil
that would e,ntail die.ra,.., and dis
hlonor upon th.mI.Ilve S. and w,. iln
:old ulpon tlheir inlnocenlt andl unt'
fel,ding p, osterity.
S',Itf pr;esrvatitn and nllenetity
comlt.lt l t, itlitate the e xamnple ofe
most fliks. with the exc.ptiol, thrat
whalt aw do is not dIone uniderhllnded
ly, h:it open and ill,,e loard, andl
that lvy force of ti iHIltul-t;tlr-ce-. \.Ier
which a, hate ton co,,tr-ol, ald :agai ist
which w,- hav. a;wv, battled. We'
mnan to adopt th.' Specie~ basis T'his
we halte Levt advised t, do long
!,ilce. (and refused., !.tt the tr.mon -
,Itts anl dlii.gracefuil de'preciation otf
o'lr (litrr0.1y.. compels us to do it. if
we wih t.o live'. and let our workmien
live. ()wingt to tIl fabulous plt ices
of e-verything our printers have now
to l: paid titn dollars pe.r 1010 err.. s
while but a short tile back. the.y re
ce.iS'",l only th,er dollarl- fr till, same
work. Every expetn-e connect.ed
1 ith our busine.s aS well as our
lfamily in in proportioln. The gov
ertmltt.lt owe.s i.s largely. and w.- can
not get a dollar-, though We have fur
nliLhhtie our IlIalteri~l, aS wel Ia-. (oUr
time a5)nd tih , 1m,(,K, have li' received
thiroughl other Sourc,-., to enable Us
to tle't tll0 rlequlirlmlents ofth, times.
V.- ar.- still w orking for the govern
0nont, and what we- do. is so mutch
mn'ey out of our pockets, yet we
patiently hear up and will continue
to do, so wlhilh. we can. but it becomn-i
a matter of imposaibility, if wI. have
not the wherewith to r-plenish our
atock. as also thile inner man. We
are of that clns who Inmust have the
actual necessaries of life, or cease to
live. and had we cotton, sugar. molaa
es, tobacco. or some aueh articles we
culd exchange them. beyond doubt,
for corn, flouar, bacon, etc., but not
having the one, we cannot get the
othler, as the god old days when edi
tors used to receIiv, Sluch things, are
l"aDt [ " play.d o0ut" or gone up ' a
spout." Seriuo~nly--had we any
specie. we clultd get saomething to
.cat; our friends can refer to our
term., and if they have provisions of I
any kind we will be pleaaed to hear I
from them. It is better for all par
tie, that we adopt this plan than to
attempt to keep pace with the fluctl
ation of our toone' mark.- . -,A, b1..
our soldier tri,,tl's who are not
" blushed " antid vt.,It a p.er to reard,
wI say cot.m, ared " buy irithetI nson.
i)y alit! without price." By7 sldiers,
we d., anot aIenaI detailed men, but
those, actually in the fied.
NI TE~ ITEl"611.
WaVhinsgtou. April 17.Y-esterday a
gray cost stained with blood, sad whleb
had evidently been worn ne an overeoat,'
wars onud near Fort Bumler L Hil, Just beek
of Glenwood Cemetegy. I the poeakt
was a false mouoestahe, a pair of ridldg
glove., and " slip otpaper e whieb was
Mary &. Gardner. 419. Th cost Is sap
posed to have been wore by the man who
attacked Seward. although the weight of
the evadenpe indiestee thst all theo seHapr
tirm took the same route, that of the Navy
This morning Deteotive Kell.y and a de
tailed policeman of the SeondWard, by
order of 4udge Olin, proceeded to the
house of Molte Turner. on the cotner of
Thbi te"nth street and Ohio Avenue, and
irretted tIll the inmsete, from the mistrees
to the ereole, eight an all. and carried them
to the police .beadquartere. to be held as
witne.ses.. This is the home where Booth
spent much of his tit'e.
Ella Turner. the woman who attempted
suicide, was his kept mistress.
Washington. April t17-Information has
been received by the coast from Oen.
bSherman, that he was in communication
with (;Gen. Johnston with a view to the seat
reader of the latter. Gen. Shebman weald
offer the same terms that Geseral Grant
did to Gen. Lee. It is supposed that they
will be accepted.
New York. April 17--The Comherdlal'6
special says that the name of the assassul
who entered Mr Seward's houseis Thomp
The Poet's ,Vaabhlnton special says that
there had bet s no fighting between the
forcet of Sbhrmsn and Johnston. and It
was believed at Sherm.ap's headquarters
that the surrender of Johnston's army
w,,nld take place last Friday.
The lieralk a Army of the Potomac cor
respondent details the work of paroling
retbel prisoners. It appears that Lee sur
rendered 1640) men. including ofcers, pri
vates and teamsters. The artillery num.
dered 170) pieces, and the wagons 7100.
The HeraIld's Wa.hington special says
that Booth asked the clerk at the National
it he was going to F"urd's Theatre that
night, telling him he ought to. as there was
to be some splendtid scting there that night
T'be nexr hea:ct of Both was a little
after 7 o'clock. when he. in company with
AIve others. enteral the drinking saloon of
G(eorge Harris, adjoining Ford's Theatre,
and all of them drank together. The em
phais of the muanner in taking the drink
attra'ted attention. After drinking they
fnrm.tlly ehok band. withl eah other. hid.
dinr .,ite, another good-bye. "On leaving
the bar tcorn, two of thb party rode off on
horseback. After the t agic occurrence.
an . tlicer. cmmtnnanding one of the fortifica
tions east of the city. was hurrying to lie
c,mmnn.al, aecunmpanied by aut orlerly.
11.-tween I.iu, lrn t Hospital and Caml.
RIaney they c.ame upon t0o anmn riding
I7Te-c two turned down a lane it whic!,
ere rfour others mounted. The otcor sad
urthrly gave chse and were fired upur.
andl the orderly was wounded. The party
pursued rode saprdly awl; and essaped
with those who w.'re evi·dently waiting f.:
! i"h,. Wa'shing:on "-pecial says that
e.er.tl adlitiunal examinaions have herl
rm+dr til-dav ,ut Maryland rebels. hut on
prnulinent m.r:; tli been caulght yet. An.
other Cabin,'t meeting wasn herd to-dty.
Genet a Grant was present at General
A4'Kugrs h,'ao.luarters this ;ion.
Tl'h.r," a a. . .uttlltnt lutpe that Booth
wutid be arrt,t d helpre tu mo:raw.
The (~nmmercial'- special says that it I*
f .uLni that the asassins have escaped and
takul rseuge il tle rliltltain fastnes.ee
across tihe 'otuonlc.
Fr*-lh .levl..lpate:uts poit to parties in
Le-e iurnerl over in rolund ntrrnbera Sts.
ijOt tnmen. Our losn .ll net exceed l0,tte)
or ll ,Lto i.
Th - Pot :'sa a1iingtr special states
that Blooth has bsat trace I t, Port Tobas.
l'asseagers from Richmond state that the
a-seasination o-f the President created the
grratest consternation there, and the people
.xlptress their fears of the consequences.
John Gallagher. Wm Farmigan and Pe.
er Butler. the latter treasurer of the thea
tre, were sentenced to day, each to six
nonth. in the penitentiary, for utttering
Ialtimore. April 17-Charles E. Fulton.
if the American. has just arrived from
Cha(rleston and .avannab. At the latter
place he learned -bat Jeff Davis was at
Hacnll. Ga. At Savannah he learned from
a bank cicer that Jeff Davis had on de
posit in one of the banks $lt160,000 in old.
New York, April 18--The Post's special
says President Johnson yesterday said to
a clergyman, who begged of him to be
merciful to the rebels, that mercy to indi
viduals was not always mercy to the State.
lie also declared to a prominent member
,of Congress that he was willing to act with
the utmost magnanimity towards the com.
imun people of the rebel Statee, but that
the unrepentaat leaders must be punished.
Baltimore. April l8-The City Conool
have offered a rreward of $10,000 for the
arrest of the s.aaasin of Lincoln. The
feeling here against Booth is geatly in
tensilied, from the fact that he Is Balti
morean, and it is desired by the people
that one who has so dishonored the fair
fame of Baltimaore. should meet with spee.
MobTfe. April 19-I am now quite domi
ciled tio Mobile, which I find to be a very
pretty place. and less damaged by the warr
tbhan any city I have seen yet. There ias a
dlne park. (which is quite a popular reort.)
among the attractiod bf which ih a statue
oT a black boy leadinfog a deer by a string.
There are many pretty residenoes on FiBth
Avente; and the ladie don't wear hoope
and havbe a thin look. The churches wer
quite well attended on Saniday morning.
The people come nuder the Unioa rule
with a commendable rssgatios.
Dick Taylor's Adjutant General has
been in the city for a day or two, and I
learn from a semi-ocial source that hble
businesns l nothing less thaUn to nego~i·te.
if favorable terms can be obtalned, for the
surrender of Taylor's army to Gen. Casby.
So the side of the shell fill In.
An important expedition Is organlist
here. (which I learn will start bfere this
reactes you.) and it is for the gunaboats i
bwhich the rebs skedaddled from Mobile.
If we were asked to sy what we
consider a sinu of tre greatnesll, we
should point to thore who, lntead of
waiting for some opportuaty to d
aometbin6 noble, avail themuelvee of
,'very day occasiouPs ad enreefly
inprove the mo't ordinary oppotte.
ntile of doiag ood. These ·r.tbe
truly griat. N occasion is tossaig
nitcesnt f-r 'Iut.t te d'igulfy br
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