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I. L. BIOIAT, .............. DIT1R
---co-asa"n or
Our Agents.
Thomas Mclntyre,.......New Orleans
J. Curtis Waldo,......... "
S. M. Pettengill & Co.,e.....New York
Geo. P. Rowell & Co.,.....
Wednesday,........ May 1, 187
Quite a change has come o'er, the he
spirit dream of the weather, since
our last, rains have passed away be
from us, and now we have dry, clear,
but awfully high winds, accompa- an
nied with plenty of dust-the fact is, a
we have gone back to what we should tw
have been in March and are yet six
ty days behind seasonable time.
The crops, we are glad to report, N
have improved wonderfully under m
this new dispensation, and much
lost time has been regained and put tb
in to the best advantage. Rain is
needed just now for corn, whilst the
cane and cotton can afford to wait
and prosper at that. a
The river has risen some four t
inches since our last report, and as
we write has commenced its fall, be- p
ing within eighteen inches of the
high water of 1866, and is just as
high now as we can comfortably af- b
ford to gaze at, and we think will be,.
falling fast by the time our carrier t<
will be handing around his Town pa- c
pers, Lucky at last!
The District Court has been mov
ing along after a fashion--delivered
a graphic charge to her Grand Jury, t
all the time looking at her Foreman
"plumb in the eye," and ignoring all
the rest of the panel. The Grand I
Inquest only sit four days and
brought in eleven true bills, which is
the least ever found by any previous
Jury. These bills consist of one for
Rape, one for Burglary, one fot Mur:
der and eight for Larceny. The bill
of Burglary is against Jacob Alex- x
ander, Kellogg's recent pardoned 1
The side scene of the Court this i
session received accesssions a la mode
Mechanics' Institute, and has been
graced by the smiling visits of the i
cake and coffee damsels, much to the <
surprise of the old fogies, who re- 1
member the dignified Courts of the
o!den days of Rapides, and knew
they were halls of justice and legal
Business and trade still getting
duller and duller and reaching its low
est depths-mails reaching here now
by boats twice a week, and would
come oftener if we had more boats
in the trade-such times, such dull
ness, such gloom, never hung over
any community before, and so sad
dening is the prospect ahead, that
we break our pencil point in being
forced to acknowledge such a fate
for all of us. I
E` Our Caucasian friends, are
always tue to their friends, alive or
dead, and never miss an occasion to
do the nice thing in their behalf.;
But for one we are glad they have
been awfully misinformed, and had
to regretfully pen that fine mortuary
tribute to ourfriend Thomas J. H.
Bowles, who has not yet shuffled off
his mortal coil, and from reliable
news has no suc foolish notion just I
now in contemplation. The Demo-i
Crat learned the sane sad report from
a good.source, andhad also written
Tom's obituary, which we will not
publish, but will selnd him and let
him see that the Denmocrat also drop
ped a morning glory oa his supposed
new grave.
The Democrat lince its re
naissance in its big suit, hs received
several cheering and friendly epis
tles, from old friends, whieh we feel
too modest to publish. We only al
lude to them to acknowledge their
reception and return thanks f4r such
good wishes and tokens of eateem;
we shall certainly strike big liks to
retain the good will of our old dlien
telle, and make new friends in all
SThe Post Office is once more
in full working harness, under thi
guidance of the new Post Master, as
siated by the two former deputies o
the "new thing under the sun." Wi
hope for our own good and benefi
and that of the public it may cantin
aU to improve, and serve all alike.
 Our neighbor and enterpri
sing fellow-townsman, J. J. Peter
man, is again hard at work rebuild
uing his fine family ~residence, in th
Second Ward, which wasu destroySi
by fire some time since.
Archbishop Manning pr c
ceeds to Rome in June, on the occe
Slion of his being raised to the dignit
f Cardinal,
In the New Orleans Picayune of A as
the 5th inst. we find, to our great of goo
surprise and mortification, the fol- two th
lowing, under the head of Louisiana: and ur
Alexandria Democrat, April 22: One Court,
of the witnesses in the late trial of the decide
Grant Parish prisoners, has been beat
en almost to death in the streets of to pre
Alexandria. Lieut. Vernon, of the U. the Rr
S. army, saw the outrage as he stood on eth
the portico of a hotel with his wife.
He has reported the facts to Washing- John
ton. Nash, the pretended sheriff who Lei
led the mob at Colfax last April, has n
been caught at last. rish,
To all here who know the facts preset
about the above clipping, it is use- beaut
less to say one word, but we must as- cided
sure the Picayune that their news and i:
editor never found such an article in refori
the Democrat, and that none such ev- ties.
er appeared in our columns, simply in the
because no such scene ever occurred, man
and the whole is a fabricated, willful for t
and malicious lie of some miserable being
wretch here, who invyq manufac- As
tures and writes such falsehoods befor
against our people specially for the desir
New Orleans Republican, and for the its n
special use and benefit of the foreign Ijuldg
market of radicalism. The gist of! rnak
this extract originally appeared in statt
the Republican, and was at the time suit.
properly handled by the Democrat as fore,
a canard of the foulest water. This time
is what we would have liked the Pic- Chri
ayune and the New Orleans papers odisi
to have copied in sheer justice to our char
people, and not the clipping, which here
never appeared in our journal. The cults
e managers of the Picayune should be port
more careful hereafter and not attri- has
bute the lies and infamies of Radical prol
e journals to the Democrat. We are stri,
touchy on all such subjects, and want 'ties,
credit for our honest efforts in behalf: pre
of truth and the rightful acts of our poli
d persecuted and defemed people, and fron
wish justice sometimes meted out to the
' them. This we expect from the Pic- beel
a syune and all true Conservative: flo
d journals, for all the Radical ones fol-! and
d low suit with the Republican and allI
echo the hatched up lies of that offi- In ;
cial monstrosity. er t
r The Bart Able. ing
.11 This fine and elegant Packet poll
L- reached here early Monday morning,, the
id with Captains John Hienn and Dick sec
Sinnot, in command, and G. C. Ham- bei
is ilton and T. J. Dowty, as Clerks.- be
de She comes in place of the Lessie hal
an Taylor, as a regular weekly Packet, goc
ne and we are authorized to state, she but
he comes to stay, and just right here, an(
e- the Democrot wants to put in its
he word. We perceive that there is a pet
!w growing disposition amongst our ou
al merchants and planters to extend the
their patronage to boats making de- Ra
ag ductions from the regular price.
w- True it is, that self-interest, a good sot
)w friend, is the first instinct of nature, n
lid yet they lose eight of the all impor- nSo
its tant fact, that a regular packet, giv- bil
11- ing quick communication to and an'
'er from the City is of great importance I bu
Id- and without which their business
at and interests would suffer materially. Se
ng Under the Packet system they are ob
Ite enabled to order steadily, with a full fo
and positive knowledge of when their cr
orders will be received; thereby re- on
=E quiring a less capital on which to lu<
L- operate, besides having the full ad- I
. vantage of changes of the market. I
In the absence of telegraphs and rail- t th
tre roads, we sincerely think and believe pr
or i that it is of the first importance that a
to a Packet should enjoy the full bene- fo
tIf. fits of all the freights, and if the te
ve I people will sustain the new line, now G
ad established and in full operation, wei Co
try guarantee they shall have at all times ra
H. a first class boat, and at no stage of
off water will the charges be excessive i
ble or exorbitant. As we state in the
rst beginning of this article, the present
ro- line comes here to stay, and it is
,m their intention to merit, by their in- cc
:en tercourse with our people, the reward i
Iot that energy and strict attention to i
let business, should always receive..- re
rp- Will our merchants and planters ki
ped ponder well on what we have said, Isi
and face the music like good and
true ones?
re- p1
red £ The Texas passed down Fri- tt
>is- day night without stopping here. to
eel She had on board over one hundred I tl
al- Colfax negroes, summoned as wit tl
neir nesses for the Government in the si
rch trial of the Colfax prisoners, hence ei
mn; her hurry to deliver her precious h
s to cargo consigned to Packard and Co. ti
Len- jWhat fine times these wards of the hi
a llnation have, when the Government *
has on trial white men for any pre
tended offence; really it is bread and P
the butter to them and pay for their loy- t
M . alty to Radicalism.
es of ' Burglaries, robberies and all
We kinds of sneak stealing now run riot ,
nefit and wild through New Orleans, and
tin- are every hour occurrences. So gla
ring are these crimes, and no protec
rpri- tion being at hand for the people,
eter- that they have commenced forming
nild- committees for self-protection. Such
the are the fruits of radical rule in our
oyed State.
U The Bart Able, on Monday
morning, put out a large lot of corn
Po- and meal for our merchants and
oe planters-the same old tune played
nity again, which will always cause the
cr of hard times,
A suit for slander and defamation Ace
of good name, claiming damages of ment,
two thousand dollars, is now pending son ci
and under trial before the District the fi
Court, and no doubt will have been inter(
decided by the time our paper goes a moi
to press. The plaintiff in the case is For t
the Rev. Christopher Hunt, colored there
Methodist Minister of our Town, and in th
John Mayo, colored Member of the winn
Legislature, usurping from this Pa- Unki
rish, is the defendant. The case Rans
presents many novel features of the' one,
beauties of Radicalism, creates a de- cern(
cidedly big stir among the big ones, er ro
and in the main strikes at decided easy
reform on the part of one of the par- sigh'
ties. Eminent counsel are retained Old
in the case, Judge Ryan, R. J. Bow- the
man and W. F. Blackman appearing more
for the plaintiff, and R. A. Hunter near
being for the defendant. Pin"
As the case will certainly be over ed f:
before the Democrat's issue, and not vis a
desiring to write anything bearing on Ran
its merits, which might tend to pre- coni
judge it, we take this occasion to a ft
P make a few remarks concerning the reec
Istatus of one of the parties to this 1to t
suit. It should have been done be- prig
fore, but there is no more proper Fre
s time for it than now. The Rev. tim
- Christopher Hunt, the resident Meth- the
s odist Minister of our Town, in aroe
r charge of the colored congregation the
hi here, is a colored man of education, nov
e culture and a gentleman of good de- tan
e portment and relined manners, and miu
has always demeaned himself in the wei
lt proper spirit since here, and has: hoN
'e strictly attended to his proper du- to 1
t ties, without meddling, like all his hot
if predecessors, in the dirty pool of
r politics. Since his advent here and'
d from the start, he put his face against chi
a the manner in which the Church had re
been conducted, and at once led his
flock to the true path of his religion, 1
and forever closed his Church against is
d all political meetings and caucusses. Ru
"- In a word he has been acting preach:I- u
er truly and according to the teach- o'
ings of the Holy Book, and this is
what has offended the leading negro
et; politicians here and touched them on ;
the raw, and hence he has been per- w
. secuted for it, and even accused of1 pof
being a d-n rebel. We are glad to foi
Sbe able to add our little mite in be- So
•e half of this good preacher, and as a <
et, good citizen we pay him thisjust tri- st
he bute, and do it of our own accord,' on
re, and hope our people will countenance an
its with their good favors all such car- cr
a pet-baggers. We need more such in fc
ur our midst, and will always welcome sal
nd'them here, regardless of the neg:o it
le- Radical politicians here. tr
ce. I The Legislature of Texas, at
od some time ago passed an act to an- wl1
re' nex the Parishes of Caddo and De th
r- Soto, to the State of Texas. The vW
v- bill was passed with due deliberation li.
and and with almost unanimous consent, pi
ice but now comes Governor Coke who R
essl vetoes it and sends it back to the'P'
1Y. Senate, where it originated, with his I p]
are objections. We wish we had space ai
ull for his message in full, but being w
eir cramped for room we hurriedly state C
re- one startling fact to which he al
to ludes. One section of the bill pled
ad- ges the State of Texas to make said
let.- Parishes pay their pro rata share of
ail- the debt of Louisiana, and as that
eve pro rata would be over one million
hnat and a half of dollars, its magnitude
ne- for the site and population of the
L:he territory to be acquired, is in the
ow Governor's opinion suflicient ground
we for hesitation and deliberation. We
e rather think Governor Coke is half
Sof way right, and he has not much no
ive tion to undertake to force the collec
the tion of such a debt.
et t
'n 1f A discussion, charges, and
n- countercharges, concerning the Pub- C
ard lic Schools in our Parish, have
t brought out the facts from Treasu
e* rer De Lacy, and we are pleased to
Lers know that their condition and the
aid, I situation generally are far more
and sound, safe and fair than the exigent
public gave them credit for. From
Fri- this exhibit we glean that since Sep- I
ere. tember 1st 1873 to May 1st 1874,
Ired I there have been nineteen schools in}
wit- i the Parish, of which seven are exclu
the I sively white, and that the sum of
nace eighteen hundred and sixty dollars
ious has been paid to the teachers in that
Co. I time. In the Alexandria Ward there
the is an exclusively white school, of
neat which R. M. Kilpatrick is Principal.
re- This gentleman is in all and every
adparticular suitable and competent to
loy- teach any school, and parents should
be glad to avail themselves of the
chance to send their children to so
d all good a public school, and we for one
riot render due praise to the- Board for
and so just and wise a selection.
otec- Senator West has sent us his
ople, speech, on the Louisiana Question,
ming and though we had read much on the
Such same question, we shall certainly pe
a our ruse his, out of respect for him and
as thanks for the many documentary
favors he has sent the Democrat.
corn g Many of the defence wit
and nesses in the Colfax prisoners' case,
t go down on the Bart Able to-day at
According to previous announce- -8
ment, the second Regatta of the sea- ing da
son came off on Saturday, and like the n
the first was a pleasing, excited and ists, a
interesting trial of nautical skill on wants
a modest and unpretending .scale.- air.
For the Purse and Caucasian Horns had 4
there were five entries, which we give advice
in the order of their reaching the that t
winning post: Aetna, Pat. Molloy, phuri
Unknown, Cosmopolitan and Pattie tal Bi
Ransdell. The day was a beautiful "Fare
one, as far as the weather was con- That
cerned, but the river track was rath- Fare
er rough and swelled too much for Fares
easy and plain rowing, but still the The s
sight was truly a pleasing one to see The
Old Red's flashing waters dotted by Pride
- the gay flotilla, and the picture still A
more animated by the presence of their
r nearly the whole 6f Alexandria andtheir
SPineville. Three of the entries hail- entei
r ed from our Town, whilst our vis-a- iwhe
t vts was represented by the Pattie righ
SRansdell and the Unknown. The their
1- contest was short and decisive, and -
o a few lines only are required to here
e record it, though manfully contested har:
s to the last by the Pat. Molloy, the mou
- prize was won rather easy by thes amo
r French craft, the Aetna, in good su
.. time and in remarkable good mood, poin
- the best and kindest feelings all flay
a l around prevailing. The positions of By
an the crafts we have already given, and
,i now close in announcing the dis
e- tance run one mile and time fivea a1
d :minutes. After the race the Horns Den
le were handed over to the Aetna, but! of o
as how long she will wear them remains did
u- +to be seen, for the nautical l oys are qua
is hot after her for another race. say
of. . 'be
id THE ORANGE.-This valuable and beg
at highly profitable fruit has already que
received considerable attention in rub
A the shape of a series of articles pre- wit:
is pared by one of the largest Orange, hav
nst Cultivators in Louisiana, and pub- and
lished in "Our Home Journal and see
RS'iural Southland" of New Orleans bas
h- rduring last year. The present issue bee
Sof that paper dated May 2nd, 1874, anC
is contains the Preface and Introduction ree
ro of another and the most thorough "D
on work on this subject ever put in Soti
of print. It is by M. George Gallesio, I
to of France, and translated expressly lap
for "Our Home Journal and Rural ste
Southland." The Author has after hol
aa careful examination and thorough cat
"i- study of all the different authors up- ho,
Son the subject in the French, Italian ret
ee and Spanish languages, gives due th,
inr- credit to all the information obtained : m
from them, and thus, after years of thi
m ial,or devoted to his work of love, with .sh1
the aid of science and by thorough ihe
research, system and care, demon-;c.
s strated scientific and practical facts,' i'
an- which he has left to the world in el:
De this comnplete and thorough work, i.
he I hich has been translated into Eng- nii
ion lish by Mrs. Sarah A. Dorsey, ex. tic
nt, pi resly for "Our Home Journal and mm
rho Rur:l Southland," where it will ap- vy
the'pear from week to week until comrn- an
his plete. The work promises many new so
ace I and useful hints to fruit growers and
ing which every one interested in Orange 're
Late Culture should read. ol
raid VERWARE. lie
t ---*------ T
ion positively clear thing in the Arkan r
udthe sas muddle is that the State pr~acti- ti
the cally has no Governoi at the present 81s
un momsnt. In the social experience of l1C
most men a very pleasant company
We of two has often been transformed li
half into a very stale, flat, and unprofi-lh
no- table crowd of three by the accession
Ilec- of a third person. And although in E
the political experience of many of a
andthe reconstructed States at the South d
.u one Governor is very far from con- n
iu ferring prosperity and good govern- t
2ave ment, two actual or pretended Gov-. c
Stsu-o ernors claiming the office in any t
t State are pretty sure to confer upon t
the he State nothing but anarchy. Who t
nore is Governor of Arkansas or whoa
gent ought to be Governor of Arkansas is
rein a question which logical minds will ,
shrink from dogmatizing upon. The
sinSecretary of State, for Arkansas, to C
Sin whom the election returns were sent (
uJin 1872, declared that Baxter, the I
Grant republican candidate for the,,
lars Governorship, was duly elected.
hat Judge Whytlock, of the State Circuit
1here Court, now declares that Brooks. the
, of Greeley Liberal-Repubician candidate
ipal. for the same office, was duly elected.
very A full history of the dispute is given
ou in another page.-[Ex.
f the gg Dewberries are still fresh
to so and plentiful, and what is of more
rone importance, dirt cheap. The Dew
I for berry gals should be patronized for
thus furnishing our half famished
population with such good and cheap
us his desert eating.
~n the g We have been supplied with
ly pe- New Orleans papers by the obliging
and clerks of the Maria Louise, Bart Able
t and Lessie Taylor; and as a good help
er for these hard times, our friend G.
C. Hamilton, of the Bart Able threw
Swit- in for luck, "The Galaxy" for May.
'case, Miss Wells, aged 12 years,
£y at has received a school teacher's cer
tificate in Wapello, Iowa.
DASUES UBE AND T33t1. on* 1
-Sad and dismal Saturday morn
ing dawned on the broken hopes of
the newsmongers and sensational- EDrro
ists, as the backbone of their hissing Th
wants had faded and vanished iqithe ad 1
air. Our two journalistic confreres ari
had changed base, taken the good the m
advice of the peace Democrat, buried thing
that tomahawk, washed off that sul- surfac
phurious paint, and with the immor- feelin,
tal Bard exclaimed: and a
1 "Farewell the plumed troop, and the from
big wars, far f
That make Ambition Virtue! O, fare- your
j well! your
Farewell the neighing steed, and the if yor
shrill trump,
e The spirit-stirring drum, the ear piero- pose
b)g fife, A 1
e The royal banner; and all quality- certa
y Pride, pomp and circumstance of Glo
11 rious War." a day
-And our Caucasian friends treated sion
d their patrons to a good reading and rear i
I entertaining sheet, which proves to us gome
when in proper harness and on the a fint
right track, they cannot fail to reach near
I their best and highest aims- a fre
e -Whilst the Official Journal, with worl
here and there a few parting and meni
,d harmless last licks at their magnani- viou:
lemous foe, trotted out its usual ter
e amount of good radical hash and unoc
de such like, with usual vim and en bon been
d ,point, and behold what pranks it The
Li pllays: tion
"Compound for sins they are inclined to you
of By damkind those they have no ting
d I mind to. "
s.-- -The old one of the Gazette pays he f
ye a left-handed compliment to the ca's
ns Democrat, in regard to an article over
ut i of ours and graciously sticks in "we new
ns did not expect to see touched in that blae
re quarter." Ah, indeed! you don't live
say so? The Democrat editor will riou
be excused in this instance if he lthe
nd begs to state to the old man elo- quil
y quent, that these complaints and hor
in rubs have always been a speciality Nov
re- with him, but unfortunately they dit
ge have fallen still-born in our midst nun
ib- and he always has been minus for, self
mid second for his motion. One or two suit
ins base outrages hereabouts lately have ims
jue been skipped, except in our columns, ble
74, and alone have we dashed them on you
Lon record, but vaih
gh "Different men have different opinions, mol
in Some like apples, and some like sup
S ing'ons."
lo, -From the middle of the old di- mo
sly lapidated ladder there are but few COn
ral steps to the Court "where'all hell pr
hter holds a festival," and to which Cau- tre
igh casia paid his pious regards, with the pee
up- hope of piercing the thickest hide on 'v
tan record, but all to no avail; pearls,, in
u these hard times, to swipe would be al;
ned more profinable, for you can't catch tail
of the conscience of the Court. There u
nith .she sits, wrapped in the plenitude of, Bu
ugh her bayonet might and the robes of hu
ion- usurpation, fraud and perjury, dis- rel
tsi gracing a bench to which she has no
j claimns or shadow of title, and lording I
ark, ignoraitly over a people and commu- te
ng- nity, whose ballots at the last elec- ;an
ex. tion were fairly cast against her by aou
and majority of over fifteen hundred ni
ap- votes. Such she is, such is our fix,
om- and Caucasia how can we help our
new selves? I
and -Kellogg's body guard has been otb
,age re-inforced the past few days, and i
old Vidoeq, were he alive, would be
ICE the first to compliment him! De to
:IL- Capville and Bertin, the right and hi
i left bowers of all burglardom, have h
.CK. escaped from the penitentiary at s
only Baton Rouge and have swelled the 1
kan ranks of the faithful and bold, and se
acti- tired waiting for pardon. The fat
sent shoat has been killed and all Kel-'
•e of i loggism rejoices thereat. hi
pany" -Donald McMickle, our gushing
med Insurance Agent, with the ambrosial tl
)rofi- locks and ruddy countenance, like tlci
sion Monsieur Tonson, has come again.- h
h in He touched here on the Maria Louise ti
y ofi and Ferry boat on Thursday, and d
outh . dropped a fei subpcenas for the wit
con- nesses for the defence in the case of ga
vern- the Colfax prisoners. The trial will
Gov- come off on the 18th inst., and it is b
any to be hoped all witnesses for the de-o
upon fence will attend; we understand that
Who this time they will be paid the same
who as those for the prosecution. I
sas is -Judge Ryan goes to the City and d
will again volunteers his valuable and
The able services in behalf of our perse- i
as, to cuted citizens, who are falsely ac
Ssent cused by the Government in the Col
the fax affair, We have not learned as
r the yet who are the other counsel en
,cted. gaged in the case.
s.the g -We are pleased to give pub
idate licity to the fact that another Regat
ected. ta has been arranged for Saturday.
iven Entrance two dollars and fifty cents
and the Aetna's horns given up to
the winner. We'll bet a bushel of
fresh meal that the French craft will keep
more the horns.
d for Little girl-"Mama, I don't
jished think the people make dolls ary very
cheap pious people." Mama-"Why not,
my child?" Little girl-"Beoause
you can never make them kneel. I
Swith always have to lay my doll down on
iging her stomach to say her prayers."
I help- gThe Lessie Taylor has gone
nd G into the Jefferson trade-Chas. Trus
threw low on deck and Charlie Drown in
r Maythe office.
- The Grangers have organ
's er- ized a new Grange on the North sMide
Sof Red River, in our Parish.
May 10, 1874. Grant
EDrron Damr~crA-- Lather
The times are exceedingly dull payers
and hard,' but notwithstanding the Mesers
scircity of -Uncle Sam's stamps and and t1
the monotonous life we lead, some- best
thing sensational appears upon the zens,
surface to enliven our thoughts and in the
feelings and drive 6dull care away; anythi
and as we have no desire to withhold porari
e from the public the wonders of this We I
far famed country, will submit to which
your consideration, and publication, still e
e if you wish, the latest news in our ern fi
possession. just,
A few days ago, as the tale goes, a upon
certain Dr. C., who resides not over of Ax
a day's journey from here, had occa- cann(
d sion to cross the Bayou Darro, in the props
d rear of Colfax, on his way to Mont- the
is gomery. It appears the Doctor rode the y
ie a fine grey horse, and hitched him Rich
h near the residence once occupied by Gray
a freedman, who departed this vain assae
h world of trouble during the excite- truer
d ment that existed a few days pre- 1874
i- vious to the memorable event of Eas- in 1E
al ter Sunday, which house has been mine
id unoccupied ever since, so great has J A'
m been the superstition regarding it.- Bu
it The Doctor followed the continua
tion of an old road towards the Ba- W
to you to examine the facilities for get- for
ting across, and while thus engaged clin
Ys he fell in company with one of Afri- him
he ca's sable sons, who assisted him rari~
:le over the water. During the interim that
we news had reached the ears of one said
at black, whom I shall call Brown, who Leis
t lived in that vicrnity, that a myste- the
ill rious looking person had arrived at pinE
he the "haitpted house;" and further in- beat
lo- quiry led to the report that the white lool
nd horse had mysteriously disappeared. Gra
ity Now, Mr. Brown, not being a public ing
tey disturber and having a thought for did
1st number one, concluded to make him- ing
self safe in person and effects; so' he
wo suiting the action to the thought, he clai
ive immediately mustered all his availa- tlen
es, ble force and proceeded to bury "be- tiat
on yond the gaze of mortal eye" all his our
valuables in the shape of pork, flour, us
ns, molasses, etc., of which he had a fair' mec
Ike supply wherewith to sustain "this er
mortal coil." The next idea was to bec
-ew convey himself away amid the ap- kic
rell proachi darkness, to some safe re- the
au- treat, b ond the reach of the sus- rioj
the pected and much to be avoided Ku- mi
On Klux. The report of an attempted
r I invasion by thq "White Horse Car- wit
he's alry" gained some credence in cer- bot
Itch tain 'quarters, and a little stir and He:
Iluneasiness was manifested thereat. gul
of, But as time wore on and the three h
of hundred and fifty "Terribles," (as hol
di reported by a useless appendage to sat
this community,) failed to put in'181
,no. tril
. their appearance, the fears of the tril
mu- terrified were gradually dispelled,
Alec- and imaginary visions of horrible t
by aoutrages disappeared under the be- ru
Ired nign influence of "Old Sol," whose boi
l6 smiling face put a quietus upon the el
x, fearful conjectures of the past night. te
With these fears relieved, our hero,
een I obedient to the cravings of an empty
andi stomach, consequent to the over-ex
ertions and excitement of the pre- t
Svious night, betook himself instanter th
aeto that much cherished spot where th
Shis possessions lie. But lo and be- C
have hold! language fails to describe the fu
at sad picture of inexorable misery that el
he settled upon his "woe-begone" coun- th
and tenance, when a close inspection re- Ci
Sfatvealed the distressing intelligence vi
Sthat "another feller" had "unearthed of
his hidden treasure," and his neces
saries of life were non est. But who' ra
i the "tother feller" was remains a se- l
like cret. Suffice it to say he felt, as well ni
he might, the keen demands of appe- I
ise tite "when looking eagerly around,"
and descried the place where in the it
se of ground lay snugly packed all safe;S
1wll and sound, this precious grab of Mr. I
ii Brown, and regardless of his neigh- .,
bors' fears or favors, or the dreaded
e Ku-Klux, quietly appropriated the
same to his own use and benefit.
same Brown hangs his head in solemn si
lence over the grave question, and a
Sand despondingly vacates the premises. a
An allusion to the affair drives him
pera- into a fit of desperation, during
which his nostrils distend like a sun
e Clfish, his eyes protrude like a mus
tang pony's, gesticulates like an an-I
gry bull, scratches his head in a fu
rious style, and utters in tones of
B pub- wild and awful import, the mystic
egat- words, KU KLUX.
irday. 0
cen An orange tree in vigorous
Sgrowth yields from 500 to 2000 or
Sof anges every year. In the Mediter
ranean countries, where orange cul
1 keep ture has become within a few years
an important business, the oranges 1
don't are gathered in baskets lined with
y very csavass. They are carefully exam-1
y not, Ied by women, and all thot are 1
ease wanting in stems are thrown out.
eel I The picker gets from nine to fifteen
wn on cents a day.
SII We publish, this week, the
a conclusion of the able and interest
ing article on the "Ninth Census of
the United States," which we -com
menced in our last from the 4in
oaga- burgh Review. Again we ask our
th side redersto give the article their at
teative perusal,
The Gentleman in the White lemse.
Of course such exhibitions. a .
Grant mads the other day to Co.loe
Lathers and the South Carolina tax
payers, and again on Friday,. to
Messrs. Low, Field and Johmston,
and the committee of New York's
best merchants, bankers, and citi
zens, are deplorable and humiliating
in the extreme, but as for expecting
anything better-there our corntem
poraries have the advantage of us.
We have outgrown the memories
which some of our Republican friends
still entertiina and which our South
ern friends, more generous if not so
just, are still inclined to build hopes
upon-the magnanimous conqueror
of Appomattox, great figure as he is,
- cannot any longer loom before us
proportions so gigantic as to screen
- the protege of Butler and Morton,
e the patron of poor boy Simmons and
a Richardson, the insulter of William
y Gray, the defiler of Sumner, and the
a assassin of Louisiana. We have a
truer measure of President Grant in
1874 than we had of General Grant
in 186&, and there is no use in hem.
nr ming and hawing about it.
s "An honest man may like a glass,
An honest man may like a lass,
But mesa revenge and malice false
He'll still disdain."
We did not support General Grant
1for Presidency, and we are not in
cd lined to ask or expect miracles, of
him now, as some of our contempoe
raries do. "Provision has been made
m that the trees grow not into the sky,"
1e said the wise author of "Wilhelm
to Leister," but that does not prevent
e- the oak and the ash, the elm and the
at pine, from having their peculiar
n. beauties and uses. We neither
te¶ looked for statesmanship in General
id. Grant in the first instance, nor, hav
ic ing tried him and found him lacking,
or did we put him forward again, claim
-. ling for him virtues wnich we knew
so he did not possess. We never
he claimed that he was the model gen
la- tleman or the type of refine- Chris
)e- tianLity. But then, wq do not let
ois our knowledge concerning him affect
ar, us towards him as the disappoint
sir ments of others have done. We nev
ois er thought Napoleon less a general
to because he snubbed his guests and
pkicked his servants. We never
e- Ithought Massena less brave a war
s rior because he plundered the com
u missariat and robbed the paymasters.
;ed Some of our contemporaries deal
iv- with the case differently, and we are
er- bound to believe not so consistently.
a-d Here is the Nation, which, after
at. gulping Leet and Stocking and Tom
ree Murphy, and finding Grant the sole
(as hope of the country and a very pas
to sable candidate in 1872, is now in
in' 1874, in view of the little Sanborn
he trifle, strongly inclined to believe
I him the nucleus of all our villianies,
ble the root of half our evils, and a cor
be-I rupt trickster and a double dealer to
ose boot. After exalting him to the lev
the el of our best Presidents, our con
;ht. temporary is now trying with equal
unsuccess to debase him below the
Slevel of Butler.
*ex- Equally unjust is the chagrin of
e- the President's friends on account of
er this South Carolina loveliness .and
ere this fine politeness to the New York
be- Committee. Why should these hope
the ful persons have expected anything
;hat else than what happened? Certainly
un- i they had no title to do so in view of
re- circumstances whereof they were ad
nce vised, as, for example, the question
;hed of veracity with Mr. Johnson and
es- his Cabinet, the treatment of Gene
who ral Hancock, of Mr. Sumner, and the
Sse- language af the last inaugural. Is it
well noltbsking rather too much of a per
son of such antecedents to expect
d," him to have a reserved force of com
ithe ity and savoir faire for all circum
safe stances, ncmatter how unexpected?
. We think so, certainly. Did not
that fine soul, Thackery, tellus,
ded "Perhaps gentlemen are rarer per
the sonages than some of as think for.
tt Which of us can point out many
S- such in his circle-men whose aims
and are generous, whose truth is constant,
a. nd not only constant in its kind but
s elevated in its degree; whose want of
Smeanness makes them simple; who
iring can look the world honestly in the
unface with an equal, manly sympathy
aan- for the great and the small? We all
Sfu- know a hundred whose coats are very
well made, and a score who have ex
es of cellent manners, and one or two hap
yti py beings who are what they call in
the inner circles, and have shot into
orous the very centre and bull's-eye of the
o or- fashion; b u t of gentlemen how
diter- many?"
cul- And while all must admit that
yearsnothing can be more desirable than
that we should have a gentleman, as
w above defined, for President of the
United States, all will equally admit
sxam- that unless he has the qualiti uqn
t are himself it is absurd to expect a ani
ut to become a gentleman simply be
Ifteen cause he has received a popular vote
of 3,579,793 ballots of partisan fol
lowers.--lN. Y. World.
k, the So then the year is repeast
erest- ing its old story aln. We are
s of come once more, thank God, to its
co most charming chapter. TPhe violets
din- and the May-flowers are as its in
scriptions or vignettes. It always
k our makes a pleasant impression on
er at- when we open again at these .
of tt. book oflife.--(Goethe.

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