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BUNDAT MORwe ING, DECEMBER 27. 1868.
EazsTrx.-In the editorial on the sixth
page, headed "The Messinian System of
Police," instead of " About two centuries
ago," read 'About three centuries ago" -
in the first line.
The New Orleans Advocate, a eo-called
Christian journal, is astonished that an ac
count of a duel was published in the local
columns of the CRESCENT, without accom
panying reprobation. The Advocate seems,
thence, to infer that the Cascaor is in favor
ofhe d ing. The Advocate ebght to know that
we have no time to spare for small matters
when we are compelled to combat the enor
mous evil of carpet baggery which poisons
lte shole moral atmosphere of the State.
But Oen if the CRESCENT did favor dueling
hic is, however, a very illogical inference- th
tuat would be pardonable in comparison with
the conduct of a religious journal which pro
poses to administer bayonets and bullets ad
li to the so-called Confederate te popula
tion of Louisiana-that is to say the white
peopie of the State. We are not aware (that
He hoe preached peace on earth and good
will to men recommended the sword as the
most effectual agency for the attainment of
the great object of Christianity.
going to preach this evening on the "Last
Day. Last Sunday he preached on " Bel
achazzar's Vision and the Handwriting on the
Wall," evidently referring to the 45,000 Demo
cratic majority of last November. After the
writing on the wall came the " ilast day" of
the Assyrian monarchy, and we presume that
the application this evening is to the approach
ing last day of carpet-baggery and scalawag
gery in Louisiana. It will, doubtless, be an
Sentertaining and instructive discourse.
The editors of the Csxcm'err tender their
sinceren thanks tob the "Strikers" of Mobile
or their kind attention.
eMr. Van Wyck, from dthe congressional
lcommittee on retrenchament, has presented a
seport on whisky trnds. The report states
that many frauds still exist, but not so many as
formerly, owing to the redusction of ther tax.h
This may be true, but it probably is not. The
incentive rto fraud was immenstre when the taxi
fsay, thei tax is three hundred per cento on the
enoughra to tempt crpidity and ithe ngenuity up to
any feasible point. The diference in the ap
parent riesults may be owing to the fact thate
under the Tewystem fraudns nare more dif
eilt of deteetion than formerly, as the mani
p isaton of whisky for i purposeals of this
kind now remains with the disti ler. a
Besidest the igreat RussoAsatic railway, the
Suez Canal will be n formidable rival of the
Pacifi railway for the trade of the East. In
rfast it is dif icult to see how any of the East.
a tide, can be brougcptt to the American Pao
cie railway when these two projects are con
summated. The Suez Canal is now on the
point of tcompletion. When finisr theed it will
furnish water communication all the way from
China and India to the Atlantic coast of Ame
rica, cutting off the circuitous routes by
Capei Horn and the Cape of Good Hope. Eu
ope will, of course, receive her supplies by
this rot, except thosewie h may pass ove
the Russo-Asitic railway, and, very likely,
the Unitedt ote likewise. Nevertheless, th
Paci ailwaty will mak the iuenae fortune
or its corp diato, which was the of prime ob
ject of its construction.
A NCew Nova..-" Thee ose on B "aloe
Canal street, New Orlesa. We belisve thm
thiae lsthest work of the kind whio - be
eppeases sem the pen of the yoeg sathoie
the~iqMdait·tdectisa l een. Rr nosel-wrsiti
it takea of much psebea at (Me t
theh jste 5 ash4 sumdime
e *~r NovL-Tsnaw ve setI desiggt
crene lish'd hod fand unaiuume hMal
some &dsqubtioS: and its whole ecometr
ftllows a model whch beks1 saMoa ausd s
The very latist thing in the way of gentlemen's
fashbiens is now coming to light in )ew York. It
is nothing more nor less than masculine corsets. It
appears that quite a number of Gothamit swebl
thus disfigure themselves to make their figures
attractive. A corset-esker writes to the N. Y.
Express and estimates the number of masculine t
stay-wearera Nhew York city at 3000. But not only c
in the Amerlean metropolis does this absurdity
exist, but, we are informed, the jeune.se dore of
Paris and other European cities no longer con
sider themselves reproachles as to their apparel 1
except their figure is properly laced up. Roche
fort, the now world famous editor of La Lanterne,
is said to be never uncorsetted except when he is
asleep. The reason the Europeans give for wear
ing corsets is that It improves their health and
their appearance. The only reason the Ametita I
have is that Europeans do it. May it be long
before the sil:y custom is introduced here. If the
young ma of New Orleans find that their figures
are getting ungraceful let them take more exer
cise, eat less, drink less, sleep less, and our word
for It ere six months have passed their shoulders
will be well set back, their chests will be ex
panded. their forms erect, their superfluous flesh
gone, their walk springy and graceful, and them
selves healthier, stronger sad handsomer men
than if they had worn corsets from their childhood
up. Let men-corsets receive a cold shoulder
At the National Theater last night was held a
performance, the placards annoaeing whieh
were headed Olympic Theater, sad went as to
say that is was " for the beaed t omembers by
by the late fire." Th in teemeetag doeument tera
minated with the cabalistio words " auej aed."
Some correspondence has recently been ad
dressed to the editor of this column, asking ques
tions and requesting the publication of replies.
Here are the answers to some of the queries :
Infidel-You ask our opinion as to the future
state of unbelievers. We can only say that as to
whether Bome or Voltaire or Voiney will get to
Heaven we are not prepared to express an
opinion, but we are certain that there will be no
Masker-You are right in your conjecture
Mardi Gras will fall on Tuesday next year.
Fa., ioriale--You are mistaken in your aeser.
tion that the Alpine hbat takes its name from the
fact that the men who wear it are all wooden
heads. Your informant was poking fun at you.
The man who asks us whether, as the Latin for
woman is tmltier, the Latin for little girl is mttdey,
ought to be ashamed of himself, and we decline
to answer him.
Lack of space forbids the answering of more
correspondents to-day. Another time the other
472 letters we have on our deck will receive atten
What portion of the United States is a midnight
car ? Give it up ? Why, Alaska, to be sure.
Yesterday looked like the day after the frolic.
Friday wa so bright and cold and clear and in
vigorating, that it seemed made for a holtday.
But yesterday was damp and sloppy and clammy
and enervating. Men who had been on a spree
the day before found yesterday rather disgusting,
while those who had not, wished they had, as
they 'would have felt no worse from the effects of
a "tear" than the weather made them feel.
Everything looked moist and uncomfortable-like
Uriah Beep's hand. The walls sweated a cold
sweat, the streets were sticky and disgustingly
treacherous to the pedestrian, everybody looked
fagged out, and doubtless many felt so. Heaven
avert any more such days, soon. A continunace
of them would be a legal justification for suicides
A rival to the Chinese Grip has put in an ap
pearance. It is called the Magic Cement, and its
virtues are shown by the picture of two ele
phants, fastened together by cords joined by the
cement, which they vainly try to part and finally
give up. We are afraid that the proprietor of the
cement is rather late' True, he runs two ele
phants on his wagon, and the Grip man had but one
-tied to a tree, if we remember rightly-but the
cement market is now overstocked. The Chinese
man absorbed all the cement money that there
was in town, and we are afraid that the Magic
will be no where. Still, we wish him and his two
elephants all manner of success. May they stick
any number of people.
There are a great many young men in town who
would, if they once thought well over the sub
ject, be glad to obtain facilities for takiog that
physical exercise which they are now without, but
of which they must often feel the need. Such
persons will feel an interest in the fact that eff~rts
are now being made in the city to organize a club
on the principle of the Athletic Club of New York,
the object of which will be to promote the bodily
strength and activity of its members. There is
plenty of material in town out of which to form
such an uassociation; there is a quetion, how
ever, as to whether there is enough energy and
go-.beadativenes (to use slang) amongst the
young men here to take the matter up and carry it
through. On Tuesday evening the thing will be
tested, uas then there u to be hebold a meeting of
young men interested in the subject to disuoss the
feasibility of forming a gymnastic club. The
meeting is to take place at Odd Fellowsr' HBall,
at 7 o'clock. We hope there will be a large at
tendance of young men who wish to inaugurate a
movement which will prove so benefcial and so
pleasurable to those who take part in it. We
would add that even if the formation of a club is
not decided upon, matters will come up which
will prove exceedingly Interesting to all who
either take regular gymnastio exercise or expect
or wish so to de.
The utter Icek of capacity on the part of car
drivems to calculate distance, still remalins as ab.
sorbing city topic. The attention of the various
supeintendents has been called to this pitiful de
teet to the education of their employss, and an
humble request, on the part ofa suffering public,
to have the wrong corrected, preferred. No
symptoms of improvement among the jehus
being yet apparent, there is presented this alterns
tire, that the superintendents are indifferent
teachers, or, their drivers musat be dull scholars.
Wishing to have a race, for it was rather cold, on
Christmas Day we hailed a Magazine street car.
The usual chase of half a block then took place,
when the speed of the vehicle was fficiently
slackened to permit us to effect an entrance, which
having done, and having recovered sofidlieat
breath to speak, we mildly asked the driver why
he did not stop sooner, and ree*ived for reply
r that the harnem was bad and the mule would not
stop. The deduction arrived at from this incident
is, that car companies should obtain perfect har
oes or put in uae mules les fiery and ungoverna
Among the sportive vagaries of the innocent
youths who pernmbaulte the streets at the latest
Shours of night may be mentioned that of " eig
sewing." To enjoy thin exdlag sport, a lberal
O mpply of beane mms be distrihuted ad a
Saper pitab of iellam re~shed. The a
rlne bird will then depend at imnmense alitude.
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DIF'E•I• r U•a WUN TEM PIOPO1TION5 T 1
FowArD IT thk REAL nTAva owNsa' soA540
CIATION AND TiE LOAN PROPOSED TO BtE LADE
TRaooll Tiean rMIT W o r. fo
The associatlom propees that the city issue, a
through a fiscalageat, fve milliondollars of bonds. ce
bearing seven per cent. interest annually, and the e
capital to be refunded at the end of forty years. e
Supposing (which is not probable) tust the 8
negotiation of these bonds be effected at par for O'
gold. that the fseal agent acts gratis, the amount A
of interest, payable semi-annually, will be per CI
year $350.C000, and for forty years ..... $14,000,000
Piscal agent's commission .............
Discount on bonds ..................
Capital to be paid at the expiration of
forty ears ....... ............. 5,000000 at
Total..... ..... . ............$19,000,00J D
On the plan of the Credit Foocier the loan is a
made In gold at the rate of Gi per cent.. (capital,
interest and sinkirg food included,) payable semi
No binds are issued by the city, no extra ex
peases incunred. a
Yearly annuity on St.000,000, at 6i per to
cent., will be 1337,.00, and for sorty
years.. .................. 13,500,000 a
24 per cent. commission for negotiating
loan..... ... ............. ... 125,000 I
Total ...........................$13,62h,00i I
Total amount expended to Issue bids .$19,0000000
Total amount expended to negotiate
loan with Credit Foneter............. 13,i25,000
Net profit to city of New Orleans to
negotiate loan with Credit Founnier... $5,375,000
The above commalutation has been handed to
as by a gentleman who is versed In matters of I
seame, and who mmto bhave earefally ex
amined both of the plans to which be refers. The
above statement ib accompanied with the follow- 1
ing remarks :
We have had under serious consideratlon for a
some time past, the proposition of Mr. C. Mon- "
rose, agent, to loan to the city of New Orleans,
with proper guarautees, the sum of gee millions
of dollars. for a period of forty years. at a rate
of interest not exceeding 63 per cent. per annum d
(soinking fund included.) a
The delay m bringing the same prominently
before the public, can only be attributed to our r
great desire to investigate the matter thoroughly
and speak of it advisedly.
The communication of Mr. Monrose transmitted I
to the finance committees of the councu and by tl
them to the Common Council speaks for itself. t
On the other hand, the real estate owners pro- I
pose to loan thb city five millions of dolars, pro t
vided the city bue her bond bearing 7 nor c'nt. t
interest annnally, the capital to be refunded at d
the expiration of forty years. ,
We annex for the careful consideration and t
deliberate examination of our readers, the follow
log table of comparison between the two proswosi
tions, and conoidently leave it to the decision of
the tax payers and property holders of the city f
for their decision in the premises.
Let the impartial verlict of the sound and re. I
liable portion of our citizens be accepted by our
representatives in the city council. We do not t
hesitate to predict the adoption of Mr. Monrose's t
The nadanas sad thesr Oltasages In T xa-.
The Waco Examiner of the 16th says :
From a gentleman just down from Comanche !
county, we learn that on the 20th of last month a
party of six Indians stole five horses from the
town of Comanche. Next morning a party of I
eight citizens well armed pursued. they traveled
all that day and till about 12 o'clock at night, I
warn they camped, without having seen the red c
skins. But next morning, about 9 o'clock, they
suddenly came upon them. The Indians were
armed with bows and arrows and were well
mounted, but they showed little disposition to
fight but rather to run. The whites followed,
I ring upon them until one Indian was killed; the I
rest escaped, leaving nineteen head of horses to
the victors. I
A correspondent of the Ran Antonio Express
writes from Castioville, noder date of December t
6th, that a party of Indians are in that vicinity i
a gathering up all the best horses and corralling
them for a drive. On Friday. 4th instant, they I
went within two hundred yards, and in sight of
the house of J. Murit, whose stepson. Gebhart,
aged 11 years, wasout on his pony hunting oxen; I
the savages chased and captured the boy, who
they evidently intend to keep as aslave or servant. I
The Indians were seen to the number of fifteen,
on 'aturday, and they seem to be entirely satis
fled of perfect safety. The Express says thbt
there is no prospeot of protection until the citi
seLa are allowed to organmse,dding that' the mil
itary seem entirely inadequate to the o:casion." I
The Express says of the depredations on Western
"The operations of the savages, hundreds of
miles inside of the cordon of military gairisons,
proves one thing-it proves that they have be
cone satisfied of their security upon Mexican
soil, that arranging their base upon the Rio I
Grande, about Painted Rock crossing, above
where the river and the Pecos joins, they have I
perfected a system of trails and couriers into the I
Texas settlements that render travel as sure and
secure to them in dark nights as in the bright
moonlight nights. It may be set down as certain, I
It that the depredations of these red devils will
it hereafter be more vigorously prosecuted in the
h dark of the moon than, as formerly, in the light.
" T'ere are but two means of relief at the ds
posal of the people. The first is to organize no
b dr some such militia system as was recently
, authorized by Col. htarr, at Jackborough, which
authorizes the citizens to band together for their
mutual protection against Indians. and to exter
m ninate them wherever found. This involves the
entire loss of time of the volunteer, together with
r expense of horses, ammonition, subsistence and
all other expenses incident to san Indian cam
pasin; while at the same time he risks return
t ig to nnd his family outraged, murdered and
t borned up with his homestead."
The Marmhail Republican says: India raids
have been more freeuent, and the frontier is in a
more perilous condition than at any other period
Swithin twenty years. Wise and Denttn counties
.e have been nearly depopulated, and the prospect
is that unless relief is afforded these counties will
have to be abandoned to the savages.
Mr. Philip Werlein, of the Sjoutherm Music
SBou-e, No. 0 Itaronne street, has placed nos un
der obhligations for a copy of the twenty-eighth
number of the Musical Cabinet, a selection of
standard English songs for gentlemen's voices,
with new symphonies and accompaniments, by J.
T. Stone. The present number contams no less
S The auction mart, 33 Magazine, and ,G Gravier
b street, apoears to be inexhaustibly stocked with
Sboots and shoes. Messrs. Louis Btern and Bros.
C have sold already several thousand cases in the
a past month, and still continue offering unexam
Spled inducements to country dealers to lay in a
lo stock. City retail dealers would also find it to
Stheir interest to attend these sales. oO cases
offered for sale to-morrow at 10 A. x.
. The steamship Maryland, Capt. Johnson, stil~e.l
) last evening for faistimure. via Ilavana anod Ky
r. West, with a full freight and the following named
ly For Iralna-R. G. Tabouda, N. Toili, Mrs. t:'.
h neot Ducatel, Louis Esengreme, M. Levi, H. D. i'.
Fy r tolftiho,r--Capt. Bridges.
t The steamship Blenville, Capt. Baker, sailed last
evening for New York direct with a fall freight
and the following named pasengers:
W. H. Warner. Samuel M. Neely.
The steamship United States, Capt. Norton, salms
tthis morning at 8 o'clocK for New York direct
with a full freirght and the follUowingl named pas
Jas. MeCloseky, Mr. and Mrs. Hsunter, F. Vin
ten. Benry Iillinan, D. M. D)owninr, wife and
ahid, B Crseigbhtr sd 18 others in seerage.
I. The stnrlhip VIletea, OCnp. Gaes, ailed last
t eveliag for New York direct with a fll freight.
A slwgort w enrrst o the n M ti the man.
n the ~ew Terk Ceatt i eis s
e me e Nw ek to lesml foe Myt
TnE OraA.-The audineae at the Opera House
last eight was one Of the Ase"t and moot fashion- wi
able of the season; is tact, the sadtorinm w ps
resplerdent with the besty of New Orleans. pl
Oheabsch ' operetta of 'Bar bleme" we per* as
formed for the thkd time with marked improve
ment in the acting and singing of the artists (,x th
cent the choruses), several of whom have not in
entirely recovered from the Influences of the bf
severe weather of the past week. To-nitht "Les p
Beaux. Messieures de Boisdore," willlbe repeated. at
On Monday Mile Boargeois will reappear it th
Aztuena in "Trovatore." It is said she has sull
clently recovered to regain her l'st prestige. in
GERMAN OraaR.-The musice loving p'rtion of be
our community will not forget that the Mrlie sil
Frederici German Opera Company commencee a it
eries f six performances at the National tie- as
ater on Wednesday evening next. which will c -n- to
prise " Iartha,", 'Friechoet a" "Stradeia Fra or
Diavolo." sad other musical gems.
ACADEMt OF McsIc.-Tbe Academy was fall as qi
usual last night. Col. Dave Bidwell and Dr. Fi
.'paldinr may be reanrnised as men of excellent A
judgment and tiate-for not only is Z loasy the
mo-t correct and cla.eical ,,adre de ' row,-, but hi
Solbke is the most beautiful sylph that has in
appeared in New Orleans for upwards of a q'ar- in
ter of a century. We doubt if, out of a th teand ol
women assen:bied anywhere in Amerita. five d
nmore perfect forms or lovelier faces could be of
selected than the aerial Solhke, Mis Lou Roberts,
Mims Hannah Birch, Cribelli and Malviua. As Is
long as such attration are exhibited at the t1
Academy, the managers may depend on having
full and enthusiastic bouse.
Tax ST. CHtLasm.-" Cinderella" was played p
again last night to a good boom, with the same
spirit and sucess that have characterised its for p
mer representations. The piece is the old fairy a
tale, somew -at modified, and is pat on the d
stage in excel , t style. The acting also is very ei
good, Missu H. .tt making a fascinating prince, b
and one that all the gir)i are xonesable for falling il
in love with. The piece will be repeated to-night n
for the last tibd. To-porrow will be brought out *
Bbakspeare' " MIdemmer Nigot's Dream," *
with the full ballet troupe, and Ben De Bar as I
1 a Vaasrrtzs.-The " Lancashire Lass" last c
night terminated the first week of its run. It is b
a very beautiful piece and contains some scenes r
of peculiar interest, which are well acted. It a
will run probably through the rest of this week, a
when it will give place to either " Dit." " Rose- h
dale." or the " Romance of a Poor Young Man," o
all of which are in rehearsal. o
NOiTHEW AND WEITERW lN W.
The Cold Spring trout "works" at Charlestown,
Mass., received recently two hundred and fifty
thousand salmon eggs In good order, from tihe
Miramichi Dbeeding works at New Branswick.
They were packed i baskets of wet moss..had j
travelhd one hundred and twenty miles on sleds,
three hundred and twenty by rail, and two hun.
dred and eighty by water, carefully protected
from the cold, and are sufficiently advanced to °
batch early in January. The Canadian govern
ment was quite unwilling to let them hat a spawno
aud fnoaly yielded, on condition that one-half of
the ova taken shou;d be left to kctch at Mirarnichi
for the "benefit of the crown." This is the larg
est shipment of eggs ever brought into this co*n
try. and he only lot imported this year.
The Green Bay (Wis.) Gazette reports very in.
teresting services in that place, in commemors
tion of the two hundredth anniversary of the ar
rival of the first Catholic missionary there in 1hdB. C
The French. German. Holland and Irish Catholic
churches participated, and the priests of the Bay P
Bettlement. Maple Grove, Holland, Little Chute,
Appleton, Oconto, and New Franken churches,
were present, also the chaplain of the church of
Notre Dame or Milwaukee, who preached an inter
eating discourse in German in the alteraooo; and
Father Mazeaud, of Oconto, in French, in the
evening. 'I he first attempt to establish a Catho B
lic church there was made in 1612. A chapel wu e
opened in La Points in 1660, and Father Claude °
Allouez came to Green Bay in the fall of 1658, T
dedicating a little bark chapel, December 3. '
The late terrible disaster on the Ohio river,
when the steamers America and United States
were burned, it is stated, will bring up a nice
point of law for the consideration of the courts.
After the collision, the America, through the ha
mane impulse of her captame, was run up along- t
side of the burning boat United States, and she
too caught fire and was burned, and the qnestion
is raised whether the policy of *130,000. of in
surance against fire upon the America was not t
invalidated by this course.
lhe trustees of the insane asylum at Augusta, i
Me., will ask the legislature to enlarge their build
irgs and buy them a farm. and have elected as
officers for the ensuing year ;Jr. William B. Lap
ham, of Woodstock, president, and Dr. John T. I
Gilman, of Portland, secretary.
An Evansville dispatch of the 24th says : Sev
eral outrages have been committed within the
past few days by armed aid masked Ku Klux in
Uniion coun'y, Kentucky. On Friday night from
ten to twenty of the Klan shot three negroes, two
at Sulphur Springs and one at Morganldeld. At
the latter place they entered the aegro's house
and shot him while in his bed with his wife : and,
in return, he shot and dangerously wounded one
of the Klan. He was afterwards shot three or
four times, and beat with a shovel and left appa
rently dead. The other negroes are not mortally
wounded. On the same night five men were at
the house of a negro, in the same county, and
made him get out of bed and then outraged his
wife. The sheriff of the county has succeeded,
with the aid of a posse, ii arresting five of the
snpposed Ku-Klux. The county is greatly ex
cited. and Morganfield is guarded nightly by the
IreubenPattison, son of Col. Geo. Pattison, of
Memphis. was seriously and it was feared fatally
iojured in one of his legs by a rocket, .on the
evening of the 24th.
A private dispatch received from Aaunsta,
Ark.. on the 22d reports that the colored militia
will be disbanded to-morrow; also, that the white
militta will probably be withdrawn from that
vicinity in a few days. The report circulated
that the United States troops would occupy the
places vacated is entlrely onfounded. Govern
ment has not taklen any action in Arkansas
affairs and is ti not likely it will. The catl.
zens of Augoust who left are returning to their
homes, and business is resumed.
A frighttnl murder was committed on the out
skirts of Memphis Sunday aight, the victim being
a selored man named John Shaw, who boarded
with Jim Givens, also oolored. It seems Givene,
suspecting improper conduct between his wife
and Shaw, and beiog maidened by jealousy, crept
into Shbw's room Bunday night, and, while the
latter alept. dealt him several blows oa the head
with a shbarp ax; then dragged the body to an
Pally forty rods distant. Givens was subse
iquent!y arrested and committed to jail, bail be
i rg ref itd.
Spesial Teiegrapble i'orre.pd'ee Memphis Avalanche.
LITTLE I[aC. Dec. 24.-iGeas. Babcock and
PortSer art?1se by tVn wt'arltIt. It ta wader
stood they came to investigate the outrages com
mitted by Clayton's militia.
There are a large nnmber of refugees now In the
city, end the number daily tncresrnse. Tftey are
generally the most prominent citizens in their
respective sections, and have fled to save their
A coroner's jury, made up of the militia who
committed the deeds at Lewiaburg, returned a
Sverdict that P< mpey O. Breeden was guilty of the
murder of his partner, old man Casey, and the
burning of his body in the flames of their store
Shouse. The charge is most absurd.
There is great gratification expressed over the
arrival of the officers sent by Gen. Girant. Tle
I refugees hope that United Sttaes troops wll pro
tect them at their homes from the militia.
To Crt AN INSC-ECTIo.-ID-lnformOiation has
been received at the Spanish legation, from the
captain general of <'ubs, to theeffect that he dies
not consider the present aspect of afairs on that
Sinland as very threatening. He is of the opinion,
however, that in case Spain should become in
i volved in a general civil war, it would to weaken
her hold upon Cuba as to lead to the success of
the revolntionists, It is also sid at the Ie~.en
that General Dulin is on the way from - to
SCol. G. Gordon Adam, of Vlckaborr. bas, we
learn. been appoilted United Btates district at
torney for Missiesippi. We do no:tknow ol. Adam,
but should judge from what we have heard of
him, that be is a gentleman of respectable stand
irg. and fair ability, and a citisen of the State.
[Port Gibson Standard, 1I.
About one hundred and eventy-rve of the ne
thousead mea elected to omce in the Southera
Statee, and inlible thereto ina eonsoquence of
Stheir partlepatiol in rebellion, have ebuen re
a lvod of the diiablitie by Cougrei at the pr
aamat ie. 5he presidet ha approved the
*bt greti Oba h mueby, betld the verws
- epre d a ai i ' p ! ol mm iau th euto
0 e~SILeUMYit O gsI ethe people of
"Do you refly believe, admiral," said a We.
o· lgto lady to Admiral Farragut, "that the dead
r walk after death?" '1 have not a doubt of it,
Sed.a," replied imalIsat admiral, "for I have
-• wbe Oti Diad rar in ul."
Our Ttsequens plunters are well Sigh through
ith on hei ct ing, and ar now making
reparaties for the next crop. All who hve
slanted this year have doee so well that they am
,xioese to try it agelm.-(Oaeml ese, 10th.
Gui. WAD S HAmr O-We ndead that
his distinagished soldier and ateeam is honor
eg our county with his presence. In years gone
ty Gen. Hampton was a frequent vishtor to his
ossessions in Issaqueno and Washingtona. unu
sily taking his favorite sport of bearuhantng in
here grand old swamps.-[Ibid.
The remnants of cotton are ost being gathered
n, and preparations are being made on every
tend for a merry Obhrilmas. Per the rst time
lore the war, the old spirit of jollity is being re
rired, and a social and genial feeling, in accord.
unce wilh the season, seems to prevail Someoh
or material prosperity, and partial return to the
)rder of things.-[fbid.
The municipal election on Monday piassed off
soietly, and resulted in the ohdoe of D. L K,'"
ran, for mayor, J. F. Webb, P. StrasMnsr, C. M.
Allen and (. W. Smith for aldermen --[bid.
A few days ago, as we are informed, a carpet
bapler at Skipwith's landing enticed a freedman
into a game of "poker" sand won all of his
money. The darkey afterwards watched his
opportunity and knocked the white scoundrel
duwn. administerlng a severe thrashing and re
onverting his money as well as appropriating the
"spondulix" of the carpet-bagger also The
latter appealed to the citisens. who very justly
told him that "it served him right."--[fbid.
Our friend Billy Alexander. who, by the way,
is quite a Nimrod, and the acknowledged chim
•in shot In the country, killed a very large fat
aer last week in the swamp back of Middlesex
plantation, in this county. Its gross weight was
about 7'0 pounds. Billy says that when he first
discovered rasin, his lordship was industriously
enraged in rakig up acorns, and had about four
b.hbels gathered, sand had hisb had tarned from
the diretiona of attack. Our hunter walted up
within efteen step and gave the brute a charg
of bookshot In Ibl rear. which. however, ely
sensed im to kick up Hke a mule, auntil doubtless,
from curiosity. he turned to see the author of this
ngentlemaly assault, when Billy gave his the
contents of another barrel of his shotgun. Thit
had theeffect of stunning him for a moment, but
recoverlng, be made a desperate lunge at his per.
secutor. Billy was prepared and administered
another dose of lead, which made him yell most
hideously, and maddened with pain,seemed beat
on revenge. The fourth shot, however, laid him
out- [ Ibid.
We learn that the jail at Floyd was burned last
week. This occurred through the carelessness of
Our town, despite the bad weather, has been
excessively lively for the past ten days. We do
not know when we have seen such solid signs of
business and prosperity before. Our streets are
jammed with wagons, earts and other transporta
ti',n tricks, filled with sugar, molasses, cottoo,
corn, potatoes, fodder sad other produce for ship
ment and for sale. In the country planters have
nearly all finished with their various crops, are
settling with their freedmen, are making ready
for a big Christmas burst and then for grand pro
paratiesa for another year's trial at a bfg crop.
[Alexandria l)emocrat, 23d.
Pittman and Henley, who were found guilty of
the murder of a negro, were brought before Judge
Levisee yesterday, and sentenced to the peniten
tiary for life. after passing the sentence, the
judge remanded them back to jail to await trass
portaticn to Baton Boure. As they were passing
out of the court house, under charge of Deputy
Sheriff Sturgiss, a party of unknown men ap
proached them and offered the prisoners pistol
which they refused to accept, whereupon two of
the party presented cocked pistols at the head of
the depo'y sheriff and ordered him to remain quiet,
while the balance of the party took the prisoners
in hand, and made good theirescape. Every effort
is being used by the sherif for the recovery of the
prisoners and the arrest of the parties who were
engaged in this disreputable business. We look
upon the affair as a premeditated one, to defeat
justice of its dnes.-[Shreveport outhwestern,
A little son of Mr. James Pyburn, about three
years old, had his arm fearfully torn in a gin on
Friday last. Amputation was resorted to by the
attending physician on Sunday last.-[Baton
Rosge Comet, 22d lost.
The Advocate learns that the Westover plan
tation, formerly belonging to Dr. Nolan. in West
Baton Rouge, was sold on Saturday last in New
Orleans. at auction, to R. H. Burke, of this city,
fory twenty seven thousand dollars. It comprises
two thousand acres with sugar and saw-mills.
Gov. Warmoth has appointed Andrew C. Woods
assessor and collector for West Baton Rngue par
ihb, under the recent act of the Legislature which
goes into operation on the lat of January.
Gov. Warmoth has appointed Chas. J. Howell
assessor for the parish of Weet Felisiana.
RELIQIOUS I rmes.
.A writer from Nashville, Tennessee, ays th at
rum and tobacco are two of the greatest foes to
the financial, social and religiounimprorement of
The London Recorder says that among the Wes
levans of Great Britain, the Sunday morning
congregations consist, to a very considerable ex
tent, of children. There are thousands of congre
gations, it remarks, throughout the length and
breadth of the country, in which from fifty to flBe
hundred children. between five tad fifteen years
of age, are to be found assembled.
A synod in Misouri has recommended the see
sions of the churches nevef to hdmit a member
without first obtaining his unqualified consent to
abandon all ungodly worldly amusements, such as
dancing, playing cards, theater going, oirouses,
rafliig, drinking intoxicating liquors to excess,
worldly visiting on the Sabbath, dealing in gift en
terprises, and all other improprieties calculated to
brmng reproach upon the cause-of Christ.
A teacher in the Freedmen'e Aid Society writes
that the friends at home dojot know how much
these people need instruction, how aoxious they
are to receive It, and how rapidly they improve
under it. He says a thousand teachers are now
in the South to labor among this people.
Among the Choctaw Indians there are sixteen
Christian congregations, having 1100 commaui
coants, and 1500 Sunday school scholars. The
Ilible has been translated into their language. eand
printed in New York under the enperviion of
Bev. Mr. Bytington, who has labored as a mis
sionary among this civilized tribe for forty
The Missionary Association of the Frienads are
about to asnd Miss Helen Gibson as a gospel
laborer to Madagascar. She will co-operate with
.Ioseph Hewell ad Louis Stoot, the two Quaker
midalomaries, now in the nland. Mass Gibon has
for the luast fivte yearn beena Iboring amoer the
poor, and has approved helufe a "worer that
need not be ashamed."
Henry Ward Beecher, In his address before the
recent National convention, New York, mentioned
(harles Wesley as the most perfect hymn writer
that the world has produced. "Many of his hymas,
as, for instance,
"Jesuns, lover of my soul,"
Said Mr. Beeeber, "m~yaeyi that so prom pen
ever excelled." He read twoof the double verses
of this well known hym throuah, and with an
efect that stirred his sadience wi th te profuona.
sst teeling. If people usa uo pay as a prayer
meeting, be thought it would be a good thing to
develope them by asking them to standup asd
read am appropmrite hymn.
Archbhop. Treneh lsays: "What a calming,
elevating, enacbling view of the taskus which we
find ournelves set in thisL world to do, this word
would give s If we did bat realise it to the fall ?
We did not come to ear work by aocident; but
under much that may wear the appearance of ao.
cident and self-choaosing we come to it by God's
leading and appointment. What a help is this
thought to enable us to appreoeate justly the dig.
nity of our work, though It were far humbler
work, even in the eyes of men? What an assist
ance in calming unrettled thoughts and desires,
such as would make aus wish to be something else
than that which we are? What a source of conafi.
deuce, when we are tempted to lose heart and to
doubt whether we shall be able to carry through
our work with any bleassing or profit to ourselves
or others? It is our vocation, our calling, and
Be who called us to it will fit us for it and
strengthen us in it."
In a lecture upon newspsoers, delivered in Phi
ladelphIt by Rev.. De Wltt Tallmadge, he paid the
press the foflowing compliment: " 1 sow declare
that I consider the newspapers to be the grand
agency by which the gospel is preached, gnor
nce cast out, oppremson dethroned, crime extir
pated, the world raised, the heaven rejoiced and
God gloried. In the clankingla of the printing
cress, as sheets By out, I hear the volve of the
Lord Almighty proclaiming to all the dead nations
of the erh. Lsarus, come forthl ! ' and to the
retreating surgs of darknesea, ' Let there be
A Danish journal gives publicity to the followo
ig royal decree, issued in ltt6, ad haviug refer
reuce to the diocee of Aarhsm: " Hsvisg iearned
that thea number who sleep i the church darting
service is very eonsiderasble, we have decreed that
very perish of the diocese Ihsll appoint certai
perse to look lfter euch oeaders. eFor this
Poe e shal be pried with• a ong rod,
they awen et he head nal thme who are
Jasper C. Grimng, a well-known banker aad
cotton merchant, died saddenly on the 2,th in
ike Arw Or rsr CGrceaes.
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