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ATTORNEYS AT LA.W,
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MILTON . CCUNNINGrZALM,
ATTORN,YAT LAW,
. . : Natchltaoces, La.
W. .. JAV,, D. L.. PIRBsON,
JAC &, PZaERSON,
2_O RNE4YS* .pOUNSE.LORS AT LAW,
c go i St -Derain streo-e
S .,, .. N-. atchitoches, La.
J. --a. B. !'OiER,
ATTN:Y A. T .LAW,
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N. A. - ,O.IºSON,
ATTO1 -E14 COUNSELXI AT LAfW,
o . Dens street
Natchitoches, La.
ATTrORN LY AT LAW,
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SC~. AN ioUET,
ATTOR2IJNY AT LAW,
.... Natochitoees, La.
A..8. 1 RRSONs, W. M. LRVY.
PIERSON 6 LEVY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Natcbitoche, La,
1MrAX GRAY, W. F. BLACKMAN,
GRAY & BLACKMAN,
.ATTQRNEYd & COUN8ELORS AT LAW,
liHomer. La.
R. W. TURNER,
Attoney tlaw, Bellevue, La:, All busines
entrutetohim will receive prompt and
.energete atentieo.
A. W. .ROYBDON,
Aetracy at Law,
&'ireveport, La.
V. C. (ULLS. W. W. A IA.
GULLRET'1,. CARLOSS & Co.,
COTfOT .FACTORS
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bmmtseston Merchants.
33 Natchef street,
d5 10m New Orleans, ]a.
6.Liberal advances made- on Cotrignfents.
WINSTON MORRISON & Co.
COTTON FACTORS
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OMMII88ION ME INHAYTS,
d5 y . ' 6 Union street, N. 0.
J. M. Srodks. - ngb MacDoaIl.nal. L. H. Legay
BBOOK I, MACDONA !.e &, Co.,
COTTON. ,FACTORS,
Cmmtuesstom. Merchane ts,
d58i 59 Carondelet street, N. O.
*e. W. &et -.. John M. Prather
SENIBbL & PRRATHIIR,
OO'TON FACT-ORS
Pepenaske serchants,
18 I Ouredelet street, N. O.
qSi.m1 Bw m.r * *Chad. LtASasier.
BARRET'T & LeBSASSlSBIh.
COTTON FACTORS.
AND
eul Comrminsisons *erchauts.
S118 Caroodelet steet, N. O.
.WILLIAMS, NIXON & CO.,
COTl'ON FACTORS.
48 Union street, New Orleans.
., L. CAPEBS, of COlaborne puish, Agent
for Ipaolan north of aed River.
J au. c4'f c hares Chafe,
Noe OM , Miden, E ,
ýWN C3HAFFE & BRO.
](W - Factors iat General Commission Mer
V~}abs, 46 Union street. New Orleans.
DR. J. W. QUARLES
Hty located in Natchitoches,
A Lta hi Vmltnonal services to the town
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SEVENTY-SIJTH DAY'S PROOEEDINQB.
Mosnay, March 2.-The subject of the
Constitution as reported by the Speeiak
Committee, was taken up, and :Articles
adopted as foelows-: -
AIt1. 146 relates to therequirements
for revising the Constitution by a two
thirds vote of the Hoise of Eeptesenta
tives, and-t . publication -of pryposed
changes. in. me paper in each parish in
the State, and submission of the pro
posed amendments to a vote of the peo
pie for approval.
ART. 147. The ordinatice of secession
'~the State of Louiisian; '*isei d J'anti
aty 26th, s1861; is hereby declared to. be
null' and' void. "The cdnstitution adopt
ed in 1864, and all previous. dointitd
tions ih the State of Lonisia~, iare de_
dlared to be snperceded by this cdnstl
SAnT. 148. All rights, actions, prose
cutions, claims, contracts, and all laws
in force at the tfip'eof the .adoptionu of
this constitiiton, and not inconsistent
ther.eith,'shall continue, as if it had
noti'beu adopted; all judgnmets and j~
dicial. s es, mar-riages. and executed
contracts mai4e in good faith and ni ac
cordanc writh existinglaws in this State,
rendered, made or entered into Letween
the.29t14 Janiary, f861, and the date
when this constitution shall.be adopted,
iarehereby declared valid.: [Excepting
a few local laws, of no general interest,]
ART, 152. The election for the ratitl
cation of the constitution shall be held
on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and
18, 1868, at the places now prescribed by
law, and the polls shall be kept open
from7 o'clock, A. M., to 7 o'clock, P. M.
At that election all. those in favor of
ratifyiiig the constitution shall have
written or printed on their ballots "for
the constitntion," and those opposed to
ratify the constitution shall have w rittoil
or printed on their ballots "against the
censtitution."
ART. 153. In order to establish a civil
government, as required by act of Con
gress, passed March 23, 1867, an election
shall be held at the same time and place
at which tLo constitution is submitted
for ratification, for all State, judicial,
parish and municipal officers, for mem
bers of the General Assembly, and for
Congressional Representatives, at which
election the electors who are qualified
under the reconstruction acts of Con
gress shall vote, and none others. Pro
vided, that any elector shall be eligible
in any offttice under any municipal corpo
ratio in this State.
Awe. 149. The laws relative to the
duties-of officers shall remain in force,
though contrary tothis constitution, and
the several duties be per formed by the
respective officers until the organization
of the government under this constitu
tion.
ArT. 130. The Legislature shall pro
vide for the removal of causes now pend
itig.in the courts of this State to courts
created by or under this constitution.
ORDI2NANCE.
ART. 151. Immediately upon the ad
jouruiwent of this convention, this con
stitution shall be submitted for ratifica
tion to the registered voters of the
State, in conformity to the act of Con
gress passed March 2, 1867, entitled
"An act to provide for the more efficient
government of the rebel States," and
the acts supplementary thereto.
An'r. 154. At the election for the rati
fication of the constitution, and for of
ficers of the civil government, required
by Congress, all registered electors may
vote in any parish where they have re
sided for ten days next preceding said
election, and any precinct in the parish,
upon presentation of their certificate of
registration, affidavit or other satisfac
tory evidence that they are entitled to
vote as registered electors.
ART. 155. The same registrars and
commissioners who shall be appointed
by the Commanding General of the Filth
Military District to superintend the elec
tion for the ratification of the constitu
tion, shall also, at the same time and
place, superintend the election for all
officers and representatives herein or
dered; provided, they be authorized so
to act by the Commanding General.
And in case the Commanding General
should not so authorize said registrars
and conmissioners, the committee of
seven, appointed by this Convention to
take charge of the whole matter of the
ratification of the constitution and the
election of civil officers, shall appoint
one registrar for each parish in tihe
State, except the parish of Orleans, and
one in each distrist in the parish of Or
leans, counting Orleans, right bank, as
one district, who shall, each in his parish
or district, appoint a suficiont number
of commissioners of election to hold the.
said election for said civil officers and
representatives, at the same time and
place as herein provided for.
Any. 156. Returns siall be made in
duplicate, sworn to by the commission
ers holding the elections, and forwarded
within three days thereafter, to the reg
istrar of the parish or district. The
registrars shall immediately forward one
copy of said returns to the' Chairman of
the Committee of Seven appointed by
this Cotiention, who shall, within ten
days after the last rett'it has been re
ceived, make proclamation of the result
of said election.
AnT. 157. All civil officers thns elec
ted shall enter upo't~e discharge of
their duties on the seoood ) onday after
the return of their election ehall have
reen officially promulgated or as soon
thereafter as .lufaId, a4terding to law,
and shall contmnI.i olB e$or the terms
of 't1e14 $rlve oeC herein pre
saribea, At ternms to date from the ffrset
Monday in November following their
election.
ART. 158. ThaOeueral Asembly elec
ted under this constitution ashall hold its
first session in the city of Niw Orleans
on the third Mfonday after the official
promulgation, aforesaid, and proceed
immediately upon, its organsatlon, to
vote: pon the. adoption of the 14th
amendment to the constitution of the
United.. tates proposed ' by Oongress
and passed June 13, 1866; said Legisla
tare shall not~hbar power to enact any
laws relative to .the per diem.of niem
bers, or any other subject, after organi
hAtion, uutil said constitutional ~mend
nentt shall have ben-acted ,upon .
ARny 159. All registrai had 4om intis
sionera appothted :uider't·is conlstitu
tion shall,, before entering upon' their
duties, take ad d:subiecriba the Bath' of
office prescribed .;i Conigress, 'passed
JUDi fJul.d] A,14802; ;entitled- "An, act
to pneucribe am bath of office',;" the said
,oath, ofioffice shall be ;administeired to
each registrar by the' Chairman -f the
Oomuiittee of Seved herein provided
for, and to each 'commeisrloner' by the
registrar appointing hitn ,
. AsT. 160. All registrars, commission
ers and-other officers, nucessary to carry
into effect the provisions. of this ordin
ance except as otherwise' proided for
lbv the reconstruction acts of -Congress,
shall be paid out of anvy fthds raised by
virtue of the tax ordinance, adopted b.r
this Convention, 1Decemb4r 24, 1907, not
otherwise appropriated.
The Constitution was then adopted as
a whole with but six dissenting voices.
viz: Messrs. Win. IT. Cooler;, Thos. S.
Crawford, Geo. W. Detriing, J;r., G. W.
Ferguson, Thos. 1'. Harrison and John
B. Vandergrifl. Mr. Ilackburu, of
Claiborne, voted for it under protest.
Twitchell, of B3ienville, voted for it, but
protested against the Oth article.
The announcement of the vote created
applause.
LANDS LAYINc+ TDLE.-Tho Iberville
South says that while there are tLhou
sands upon thousands of acres of land in
the country, which were formely under
culture, and which are to-day lying idle
and growing np into weeds and forests,
And a very large number of good people,
who have no hinds of their own, would
be willing to obtain patches of such un
cunltivated spots to raise a crop to live
upon and subsist their families, that the
land owners are demanding such beavy
rents that no poor man can afford to pay
them; lands now perfectly useless and
which give no revenue whatever, priced
at four, five and even as high as ten dol
lare yearly rent per acre. These very
same lands, if sold, would not bring four
dollars an acre. How-then can the rent
for one year be placed higher the actual
value of the land?-[ Picayune.
THE FORTUNATE ISLES.-Perhaps
the most beautiful of the old myths is
the one that tells of the existence of the
Fortunate Isles-a paradise in the west,
where peace antd joy reign forever. The
idea rests upon the combined desire to
believe in, and a conviction of the truth
of, the existence of another world. Man
would not willingly let faith in that bless
ed circumstance depart from him. Every
nation has had its dream as well as its
revelation on this matter. Rpmanceand
reality have created wondrous future
worlds between them, and ofthese were
the Hesperides of mythology and the
Avalon or Apple Island ofour Arthurian
romance. The Crystal Palace of to-day
is but a reproduction of the transparent
mansion in which dwqlt all that had
been noble, and where was deposited all
that was useful and beautiful. It was
no more difficult for a man to believe in
a future existence or which lie knew
nothing, than in his present, of which
he knew little more. A sublime sense
of religion was at the bottom of the old
pagan idea which looked from this to
another'and a happier land.
---- -~~ .--- --
The Oriqia of Cofini;ag .7'Irnra from
Meat oand Drink.-The GothiC nation
were famous of old, in Europe, for the
quantities of food and'drink which they
consumed. The ancient Germans, and
their Saxon descendants in England
were remarkable for their hearty meals.
Gluttony and drunkenness were so
very common, that those vices were not
thought diagraceful; and Tacitus repre
sents the former as capable of being as
easily overcome by strong drink as
arms. Intemperance was so general
and habitual, that no one was thought
to be fit for serious business after dinner;
and under this persuasion it was enacted
in the laws, that judges should hear and
determine eanuses fating, and ot qfter
dinner. An ItnTian nothor in his "An
tiqnities," plainly affirmsthat this regu
latibn was framed for the purpose of
avoiding the unsound decrees conse
quent upon intoxication; and Dr. Gil
bert very patiently and ingeniously ob
serves that from this propensity of the
old Britons to indulge excessively in
eating and drinking has proceeded the
restriction onjurymen, to refrain from
meat and drink, and to be even held in
custody, until they had agreed upon
their verdict.
The entire dry goods trade of New
York are loud in complaint against A.
T. Stewart, who, they assert, is driving
them aef tobankraptcy, by sellinggoods
at thirty per cent, less than cost. His
store is packed with customers day and
nigtht, while the small steres are almost
empty. His losses are estimated at the
rate of one million per month, but with
his immense wealth this i is' eafly provi
ded for.
It takes 16,000 bales of cotton, or
6,480,000 pounds, to supply the daily de
mand of the ootton mills of the world.
The Artlees :of Impeahmenat.
On the 29th ult. Mr. Boutwell presen
ted the following report of the Select
Committee appointed by the House of
Bipresentatrves to prepare articles of
'iimpeachment against the President.
On the following day the frst article was
adopted by a vote of 126 to 40, and
nearly the saine vote on all others; ex
cept the last, which was 108 to 48I The
7th article was stricken out:
A4RTIcri 1. That Andrew Johnson,
President of the United States, nmi aind
ful of the duties of his office :und the
requirements of the Constitution; re
moved'Edwin M. Stanton from the,War
Ofi9e, in violition .f the tenure of ollice
bill, and is. therefore guilty of high:ulis
.demeanor.
II. That Andrew.Johnson, President
of the TUnited States, contrary to the
tepure .0f olice bill, appointed without
the advice and consent of the Senate,
then it.ession, Lorepzo Thomas Secie
tary of War;, and is therefore guilty of
a hi-gh misdemeanor.
IIi. That said Andrew Johnson, Pres
ident of the United States, is guilty of
a higl misdemeanor in this, that, with
out authority, and while the Senate was
in session, he appointed Lorenzo Thom
as, Secretary of War, cd interim, in vio
lation of the Constitution, no vacancy
having happened in said office during
the recess of the Senate, and no vacancy
existing at the,time of the appointment.
IV. That Andrew Johnson, President
of the United States, did unlawifully
conspire with Lorenzo Thomas and
others, to prevent E. M. Stanton from
holding the War Office, in violation of
the Constitution, and the act punishing
conspiracies,aund is guilty of hlugh crimes.
V. That sa.id Andrew Johnson, P'resi.
dent of the United States, (lid conspire
with Lorenzo Thomas anu- others, to, by
force, prevent and hinder the-execution
of the Tenure of Office bill; and in pur
suance of said conspiracy, did attempt
to prevent B. M. Stanton from holding
the War Office, whereby said Johnsou is
guilty of high misdemeanor.
V1. That said Andrew Johnson, Pre
sident of the United States, (lid unlaw
fully conspire with Lorenzo Thomas, by
force to t-iko the property of the United
States in the War Office, contrary to
the act punishing certain conspiracies,
and with the intent to violate the Tenure
of Office bill, whereby said Andrew
Johnson committed a high crime.
VII. That said Andrew Johnson,
President of the United States, uulaw
fully conspired with Lorenzo Thomas,
to prevent the execution of the Tenure
of Office bill, and, in pursuance of said
conspiracy, unlawfully attempted to
prevent E. M. Stanton from holding the
War Office, whereby said Andrew John
son is guilty of a high misdemeanor.
VIII. That said Andrew Johnson,
President of the United States, unlaw
fully conspired with Lorenzo Thomas to
seize the property of the United States
in the War Office, with intent to violate
the Tenure of Office bill, whereby said
Andrew Johnson is guilty of a high
misdemeanor.
IX. That said Andrew Johnson, Pres
ident, etc., contrary to the Tenure of
Office Act, and in violation of the Con
aeitution, and without the advice and
consent of the Senate, then in seassion,
appoint Lorenzo Thomas, Secretary of
VWar, ad intlcrir, whereby. said Andrew
Johnson is guilty of a high misde.
nlleanor.
X. That said Andrew Johnson, Presi
dent, etc., in disregard of the Constitu
lion and laws, did bring bring before
him Brevet Ma.j. Gen. Emory, command
ing the Department of WVashingtor, and
enloeavored to induce said Emory, in
violation of a law of Congress, to obey
such orders as he, Andrew Joenson,
might give, and which should not be is
sued through the General of the Army,
whereby said Andrew Johnson is guilty
of a high misdemeanor, and the IHouse
of Representatives by protestation, re
serving to themselves the liberty of ex
hibiting at any time hereafter, any fur
ther articles, or further accusations
against the the said Andrew Johnson,
President of the United States, and of
replying to his answers, which he shall
make to the articles herein preferred
against him, and of offering proof to the
same and every part thereof, and to all
and every other article of impeachment,
which shall be exhibited by them as the
case shall require, and do demand that
the said Andrew Johnson may be put to
answer the high crimes and misdemean
ors in offiice herein bcharged against him,
and that such proceedings, examina
tions,. trials and judgments may be
thererpon had, and given, as may be
agreeable to law and justice.
WAD'E's CArnET.-One of the Wash
ington evening papers, confident of the
removal of the President, talks about
Mr. Wade's cabinet, and prints the fol
lowing names as likely to be selected:
Chas. Sumner, of Mass., Secretary of
State; Freeman Clarke, of New York,
Becretary of the Treasury; William 1)D.
Kelley, of Penn., Secretary of the Navy;
Fred. Douglas, of New York, Secretary
of the Interior; John M. L3ngston, of
Ohio, Postmaster General; W. II. Car
penter, of Wisconsin, Attorney General;
Edwin Mf. Stanton, Secretatry of War
of course.
A plantation was sold in the rich amllu
vial of St. Mary's parish, recently, at
o10 per acre, which has 800 acres cleared
and 150 anader fence, mostly high land,
never koown to be overtowed, has plen
ty of timtMt, amnd is only ten miles from
a shipping port to any point in the
world. Why cannot we have immigra
tion with lands so eheap?
SAssesmems m Propert y.
Glea. HIanook's .recept-order in rela
tion to State. fliances dteoares that the
taxes for the current year, 1808. shall'be
collected oi:the basis of the assessments
of 1$8G, The xeasoh given for this in
novitiou on the usual lmthod--avoiding
the expense ofn new assesoy tut--would
be sufficient, if the plait were not atten
ded with serious difficulties and embar
rassments, and if it were not stsre to
-work great. injustice and. inelnality.
Th9 ahla.nges in the .tenure of property
from'noear to year are such that a large
proportion o:' the taxes, based: on the
assessments oft' a ptevious year, could
not .be .eOlleoted at all. .Thousands of
ieces of. praperty change handsiu this
city alone, in the couroe of ayear; and
in sucl cases the name. of .a fictitious
owner,- in all probability, totally irre
Jlponsiblo, wonldf appear on theu asesu
mont books.. Of course the State would
lose the taxes on all property in this sit
uation. In this city, likewise,, manay
buildings are' destroyed by tihe, in the
course tof i: year; .yit the losers would
be taxed just as if, they. had suifered(
no loss. In all such eases as these either
the State would los10 the taxes, or per
sons wbuld' be taxed on propertyv hich
they do not Own; the real owners totally
elmdiug ipaymeat. There are. many in
stances, too, in which the unproductive
property of last year has been improved,
and consoqneitly become liabe to a
much heavier taxation than befoto. For
instance on the square bonnded by Ful.
tol, RIosseau, Second and Third streets,
there were only+, three Iuildings when
the assessessment rolls for 18S7 were made
out--now there are nineteen tenements
on that square. The battnre betweenu
Canal and Conti streets was, last year,
assessed as vacant lots, at $aiO,WO0.
Now there are warehouses on this site,
valued a:t $750,000.
In other delpartments, likewise, there
have -been great changes. Many cotm
mercial firms have dissolved or failed
since the last assessments were made;
and many new firms have been estab
lished. How will it be possible to re
ieve the former; or to collect licenises
from, the latter if the old assessment
rolls govern the tax collectors? Besides
this there are licenses to 110 provided for
the new markets, shoe- makers, black.
snliths, hucksters, peldlIers,' nd other
tradesmen. contractors, pawfibrokers,
bankers, etc. In short, the changes
which take place in a great city like this,
from year to year, are so numerous as
almost to defy estimate. The conse
queneo, therefore, of adhering to the
assessment of 1867 would be great injus
tice to individuals and sertion loss to
the State. It is to be hoped that Gen.
Hanceck will revise this portion of his
order, and thus obviate the perplexities
and emnbarranssimentts which would other
wise be sure to ensue.-[.V. O. Crescent.
STARTLING FACTs.-Olthio pays more
tr.res than all the Southera States.--I a
slbeh at Mansficlid, Ohio, liou. A. (G.
Thurman, United States Senator elect,
stated some facts which are well calcn
lated to impress the people of the North
with the direct interest which they
have in restoring the peace and prosper
ity of the South. Speaking of the taxes
derived from internal tevenue alone,
Mr.Thurman says that the amount paid
by the whole ten of the Southern States
for the last fiscal year was $19,69:3,740;
hi the same year Ohio paid 235,0Sl1,109,
so that the Southern States, which
fo nmerly prid their full share, if not,
more, of the taxation of the country, are
now so reduced that, in the last fiscal
year, Ohio paid $5,3S7,000 more than
them all. Senator Thurman then under
takes to demonstrate that the taxation
of the people of this country is far
greater than ever was imposed upon any
people. In the last fiscal year, five
hundred millions were collected in
taxes by the General (Government
alone. The taxes collected by the
States amount to not. quite two hundred
millions more, making the entire tax
ation, in round lnlumbers, seven huindredC
million of dollars. The gross annual
production of the industry of the United
States, according to the census of 1860,
was two thousand millions of dollars.
Allowing for the diminished production
of the South, and for increased prices,
it is not supposed to be greater inow.
Thus more than one-third ofi' the whlolo
product oftho country is absorbed by
taxes.
THE CATnoIIC LENTEN 1EGULTkTTON.
-A pastoral letter from Archbishop
Odin was read in the Catholic churches
on Sunday, publishing the regulations
prescribed by his grace for the approach
ing Lent, which are as follows:
"Owing to the existing presuro and
to the difficualty for most persons to pro
cure Lenten diet,the use of meat is again
allowed every da3, excepting Friday,
during Lant. All who first should on
last days eat meat only at one meal, but
it may be eaten at every meal by such
as are exemnpted from faisting.
'Erery day, during Lent, it is prohi
bited to use fish and meat at the same
meal.
"They who deem themselves reason
ably exempted wholly or in part, from
these regulations concerning fasting and
abstinence, should consult their pastors
or thetir codtifessors, and be governed by
their advice.
"The time assigned for the perform
ance of the Eaater duty begins on the let
Sunday of Lent, and ends on Trinity
Sunday.
"In every elinrh there shalf be, astar
as possible, a course of staitable instrac
tion, unfolding the obligations of Chris
tians, and inducing the willing practice
thereof."-[N. O. Vresoet.
IAMPENDNQ I)ESPERCTION . Op SALT
LAKE CITY,-The cors p fondei of the
ClOveland (0.) Herald writing $om
salt Lake City, makes tle'followvlig' re
niarkable statements in relAtlon to the
impending destruction of that town:
The beautiful and pieturesqe Salt
Lake, with its hundred mountain inlets,
has now long been in sight, with its
even varied and clha ping grand views
-with its plan:d, unruffled bosom. He
who beholds, beholds but to tnlhii'e. It
is about 135 miles long, and about 75
miles across at its swidest place. I am
informed that into it are. drained and
poured, by river and rivulets, the
waters of over 300,000 square miles. A
vast amount of water, and yet this lake
has no outlet. What, becomes of this
water? Cam evaporation alone dispose
of,(t? In a alsoinformed that the w"-ter
of the lake rose last year three feet,. and
'a now continuing to riso at the same
rate.. Should this continue tbe .a few
years louger-beware, ye saints of the
saintly city! Ye will be swallowed up
as were the saints of the cities, of old,
to)gether with theircities, by that other
Dead Sea! On thosideof the mountains
surrounding the lake, ata vertical height
of at least 200 feet, distinctly traceable,
can be seen the evidences of water mark,
niado by the laving of waves, perhaps
of centuries' duration, making it plainly
evident to even the most incredulous,
that in sonma former ago the lake had
been very much larger than it now is,
possibly at twenty times its present area.
If it is true, as it surely is, that the
lake is now rising, why may it not attain
to its former level? What drained it?
We cannot see nor do I believe that
reasons can be given therefor. The
cause of draining having ceased, or
ceasing, it will again fill up. The lake
is generally shallow, and no living thing
exists below the surfoce-of its water, or
floats upon its bosom.
What kind of a throat is the best to
reach high notes with? A sore throat.
NGxao JLO;rIO ON VOTINo.-The
Huntsville (Ala.) Democrat says:
A friend who overheard it conversa
tion between a non-voting negro and a
neg~to voter, reports the former's argu
ment as follows: ."Didn't I tell you dat
you all was fools for votin', datde white
folks had more sense dan you? You all
voted, and do white folks didn't vote,
and dey beat you."
A talkative man neither hears nor is
heard. IHe won't listen to others nor
they to him.
The following persons are entitled to
vote in the severalStates: Maine--Every
male citizenu; New Hamaphire--Every
male inhabitant; Vermnont-Every man;
Massachusetts--Every citizen; Rhode
Island-E- very male citizen; Connecticut,
Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, New
Jersey, Ohio, California, Oregon,
Nevada, West Virginia and Colorado
-Every white male citizon; New York
-Every male citizen, but colored men
required to own *250 worth of taxable
property; Pennsylvania-Every white
freeman; Wi scon sin--Every male
person; Minnesota-E:very male person;
Kansas-Every whitp male adult- l)ele
ware-Every free white male citizeu;
Marylaud--Every free white male citi
zen; Tennessee-Every free white man
formerly, now colored meln vote.
If a man could make a noise like a
locust, corresponding to the difference
in weight, lie could be heard 1,600 miles.
Secretary Seward has issued an order
recommending all citizens of the United
States, native or naturallzed, who have
occasion to visit (great Britain or Ire
land to procure passporLs tiron the I)e
partmucnt of State, while the writ of ha.
bce;s corpus remains suspended in Ire
Ia mmd.
Only c(nt, white person voted in Ala
bama to every 150 negroes.
Charles Sunner thinks that Ohio in
annulling the acceptance of the consti
tutional amendment, has been guilty of
virtual secession.
Capital pmnishment in Kansas-to be
locked up tno days with eleven pretty
git-ls in a jury-box. Oh! my! Who
would ever find a verdict?
In all the American national comete
ries are the remains of 328,000 soldiers.
The armed peace of kurope costs
$1,500,000,000 a yea r.
It has cost nearly three millions of
(lollars to supply the Natioual banks
with notes.
The Montgomery State Sientinel (rad
ical,) aTys CiGen. Meade has refused to
permit the publication of the oficial vote
upon the new constitution of Alabama.
Thle Opelousas Courier, of the 15lth,
announces the arrival of Lient. Me~Gee
with a detachment of the 20th United
Stated Infantry. dispatchment to that
point by Gen. hancock in anster to a
request from the citisseu ef Optieasas
parish. .
•'- . " - --  .. " ' -
WhiIt gnpo wderf lnod mahufaithsrea
in France, *bhieh lebs itthoSamr im the
gun. It is highly ypokea of in Ph*ncb
military circled. -.
ISmDErm -VO . resd ger: ft the
perish of Orleans hsa.fem tree Mllls
against Mr. WmI. Baker, ~ t.i Street
Commissioner of New Or\seas,~l twet
of his deputies, for mdepaasC a
oolee.

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