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v.,- u*, i ** I', .. , . 41 "" V le
.'," tih ','urty and enjoy
rowletv~ll ht -tt, to atbso
.,lit ,f atL : .4en 1., n,, the law,
i:dartiu*J d;trii,:utov 4f hon
,$; 7,,le to aHll s; merit
- :f i' 4. i il l. im .itiN, of
, e teI ,',ry of the Litter
a- ,,. ,g har:,,, y a:dl union
a'and i 4l,,t.tu all in
S.;:,1 advurat4 ti'e removal
S . i ntlabihti,-s . fo-,terkind
• i*tr.tn , a to inmalignity
. rtiged, and seek for
,:tioe wi r, wrong and
..ule.d. Thus unitd in
t . tt- :.al! cn!strvu
. , ' our noble
"'+ , "ti', 11 -iti'u among
ti , :r t ,v, lopment
f,' t *-ou t'. , l Fet'llrt'
* 4n iIhty tilichangl'
,::, !ital 'n of the
.. , c,] h' 1:0 t true
' prn:e.y4 of law,
n, : ,l ur.diserimi
- '1 i I it N .
. - ,1, 1iT1ln" f an
" -. l', ,titn of tlit
" , I t (e expendi
:.. id; the exigen
tUr !.try aud the
" -er. rg'timdat obliga
" th, ,a-rying out ot
" , , t establishing
' 4,1 ystlm, and urge
'" ' t duty ''ie eucation of
. " (,y -ourcted with
'" "I-ett. and the secu
7 " ' S R-publican
", ay, uzdependent,
"1 id c et, . e ahall strive
I -r , from an ephem
. por u-y exist nce , anti
"a i,i, that if we
a1 ' , sh'all at all
"WaTs-rm- As porter in a ;tore, an
honest, steady man, who knows his duty,
and will do it. Apply," et". h-.I-lieri;e
,,u , I, DMa~y Papr.
\Vhy, after all, a common want;
'Tii feilt in every pl.ce and 'taI.t I.
In every corner of the lanl.
In this I fear in every nation.
l'was in the journal yesterlay
I call your close attention to it
"Wauted, an honest, steady man.
Who know-, his duty. and will do it."
\ihen la.wy r. le nd tielmse-lvhs to fraud,
And give their brains for highest hiring;
When ju}idge k and sell the law.
'lTrucklin',, t, mtobs, with knavM con
s!,iring -
lhke exclaimi, her altar ~tainel.
As she, and goo.l men ro,und her, view
''Wantel, an honest, steady man,
Who kn',ws his duty, and will do it"'
When l,':rned doctors s, 'il their art
By fawuing ways and cozning speeches,
By seerc.t sh.re.' in nstrmnns vile,
By stibling at their brother leeches -
At conduct base and vile as this,
Asklepios cries, as they pursue it
"Wanted, an honest, steady man,
Who knows his duty, and will do it."
When ceettin , iergiymen are fiund
"To wink at ius of rich c'hurch-oucrmbers;
T,. 'mothl.r out th I 'hristian tir .,
ILathlir thian blow to fl;n' :the embers,
St. Peter :.rake' hi" keys. and ,ayrv
I can't wit! half his 'scorn imbue it
"Wanted, an honest, stealy maun.
Who knows his ditty. and will a, it."
When in all parties follows rul,,
ilihose pl. w, it is to serve in pri-':
Vh<( 1 UPl! tl'- v.rie;t 'c in of e.art'i
Sponll the surtface has arisen;
Whln pI, litic' has grown a trade.
And ruftians base alone pursue it
"Wantcl. an hoinest, st:eady in an.
Who knows his duty, and will do it."
Vhen hones: purlpo.os;e. srly fail-.:
VWhen holnor meet with slu ,ers and
VWh en fanes to goil as 4 ,od are built.
V, hen patient merit has no heanring;
When sense ,of right is huriI, d "lp,,
Sin'e fr'ut tn, wrng ..1 avari.e lde:w
"VWantcdl, an honesit, steauly man.
Whot knows :us d,,uty, and will do it. "
oh ! for a le.d *r of the mass
Whi,:h tain wouhl is;ar th-ese things no
(lh ! fi,r a hand to rend the chain
That every moment grows the. stronger
We dlie beneath the Ipas tree
Is there no aac at hand to hew it ?
"Wanted, an bone.st, steady man,
Who knows his duty, and will do it."
Where Flowerrs ame From.
SoMue of our flowors carme from
lands of perpetual summer, some
from countri"s all ice and snow,
some from islands in t he ocean
Three of our sweet exotics originally
cftlle fronm Pern; the camn,.,ia was
Iromught to England in 17:9. and a
feow ye'ars :fterward the ingnonette
andl heliotrope. S,'veral came from
the C IIp' o: (Good Hope; a very
large . h.na w:ta found there in the
ditches, an] c :ne of the most bril
litnt ge,:an;iutns, or pelargoniums,
which ar a spulrious geranium.
T'h ' verbena grows wild in Brazil.
The marigold is a native African
flower. A great number came also
fromn (China and Japan. The little
daphne was taken to England by
Captain Ross from the farthest
land he visitid toward the North
Some of these are quite changed
in form hy cultivation, others have
I ecome larger and brighter, while
others fall fir short of the beauty
and fragranco of the tropics, despite
all care of forists and shelter of
hot-houses. When the dahlia was
Ibrought to England it was a very
simple bloesom, a single circle of
dark petals surrounding a mass of
etllow ones. Others were a short
time ;fter transplanted from Mexico,
wmth scarlet and oirange petals, but
still remained simple flowers. Long
years of cultivation in rich soil,
together with other arts of skillful
florists, have changed the dahlia to
what it now is -a round ball of
-Many public men consider
themselves the pillars of th State
who are more properly the cater
pillars, reaching their high positions
only by crawling.
601910OI POWElL
[From the Mias. Weekly Leader.
Immediately upon the resignation
of Governor Alcorn, on Thursday
last, Governor Powers, with a few
friends, met in the Governor's
rooms at the Capitol where he took
I the oath of offe&eefore Chief Jus
tice Peyton. Hes 6' 6w Governor
f the State of "Misissippi. It is
but natural that, the people should
feel more or less anxiety upon the
occurrence of such a change, and
especially after many of them have
been led to look with much unwar
ranted distrust and jealousy upon
the motives and aims of the new
Governor. Owing to his Northern
birth and raising, and the fact that
he was not one of the Southern peo
ple during.the late unhappy strug
gle, leads many t& believe that he
cannot sufficiently sympathize with
them and appreciate their wants
and necessities, to discharge the
duties of his office with the truest
appreciation of the interests of
the people; some may doubt his
capacity, and others again the hon
esty of his motives; and, in fact,
every variety of opinion, doubtless,
is entertained concerning the pro
babilities of his two years adminis
tration. Now, we ask only this at
the hands of those who are in full
accord with his inauguration: with
hold your judgment until you have
seen his acts. Do not pass verdict
before you hare heard the testimony.
Governor Powers is a young man
of thirty-five years, and has been I
i but a short time in public life, so
that he is not expected to be
familiar vith the tricks and ways of
experienced politicians, but he pos
sesses a superior and cultivated
mind, an unusual amount of sound
practical sense, a strong unyielding
will, great honesty of purpose and
deep convictions of duty, especially
where principles of right or justice
are involved, and upon these quali
fications clone do we expect him to
rely in the performance of his offi
cial duties. His judgment may,
and doubtless wilt some
times err, but he will
never do wrong knowingly, however
much it might be of advantage to
him personally, or to his friends or
party. It is not of such stuff that
he is made. But Governor Powers
is by no means a stranger to the
State, nor unfamiliar with her his
tory. Indeed, there are few men,
if any, within our borders that
know more of Mississippi since the
war than he does. He has been a
large planter in Noxubee county
ever since 1865, and intimately con
nected with the work of reconstrunc
tion from its commencement down
to its close. For two years he oc
cupied the position of President of
the Senate with great credit to him
self, and showed that he possessed
in a large degree those qualities of I
mind that are demanded in the
Executive of a great State. He
will be uncompromising and ener
getic in the enforcement of the
laws, seek to make his administra
tion as economical as the circum
stances will admit, urge the reduc
tion of taxes to the lowest amount
compatable with the necessities of
the Government, and in every res
pect labor solely and unselfishly for
the welfare of the whole people and
the best interests of the State.
Upon this every one may rely, for
we know the man, and are fully
convinced thatre do not promise
too much for him. His party will
at all times find him a true friend,
and can depend upon him for all
the legitimate influence of his ad
minisiration, but he never will dis
honor the high office he holds by
making it partisan in behalf of any
political interest He will do
he conceives to be ui.g
nothing more. Such being tb
charatr of the man and the al
most certa n results of histuiears
administration, we 'e 1I'u-e
gratulate the people of IMiiippi
that Ridgle C. Powep is theiri
-A girl th4hbs bIp*he B
me ayswBh bm s khiu tAdA
Mu lightning is cider brandy,
r ous old, still born, and
quicker than a flasb. The juice iz
Sdrunk raw by all old sports, and
- makes a premonitory an hissing
r noise az it winds down tfthroat,
3 like an old shee goose setting on
I eggs, or a hot iron stuck into ice
water. Three horns a day of this
licker will tan a man's interior in
six months so that he kan swallo a
live six footed crab, feet fast, and
not waste a wink.
It don't fat a man (cider don't)
like whiskee doz, but puckers him
up like fried potatoes. If a man
- kan survive the lust three years of
- Jersey lightnirg, he iz safe then
for the next 75 years to come, and
keeps looking every day more like a
three year old pepperpod, hotter
and hotter. An old cider brandy
drinker will steam, in a sudden
shower ov rain, like a pile ov stable
manure, and hiz breth smell like
bunghole of rum cask lately emp
tied. When Jersey lightning iz fast
born it tastes like bileing turpentine
and cayenne, half and half, and will
rise a blood blister on a pair of old
cowhide brogans in 15 minutes, and
applied eternally will cure ruma
Itisim or kill tlh patient, I forgot
which. The first horn a man takes
of this licker will Make him think
he has swallowed a gas light, and
he will go out behind the barn and
try to die, but kant. The eyes ov
an old cider-brandist looks like deep
gashes cut into a ripe tomatto, hiz
noze iz the komplexshun of a half
boiled lobster, and the grizzle in
his gullet sticks out like an elbo in
a tin loader. The more villainous
the drink, the more inveterate are
thoze who drink. I kant tell yer
whether cider brandee will shorten
an old sucker's days or not, for
they generally outlive all the rest of
the naburs, and die just as soon as
the old tavern stand changes hands,
and is opened on temperance prin
Sciples. One bottle ov sassaparilla
or ginger popp is az fatal to these
old fellers az a riffle ball is tew a
bed bugg.
The National Debt.
In the report of the Treasury
Department-which is the only one
of the reports containing much that
is of special interest--Mr. Boutwell
makes a very striking exhibit as to
the public debt ; indeed, we be
lieve, an exhibit unparalleled in
financial history, and nothing could
well be clearer as regards arrange
meut. The debt has been diruinish
ed by $227.211,892 since March 1,
1869, with a corresponding annual
reduction in the interest charge of
$16,741,32,. Besides the statement
with regard to the condition of the
debt, the only things Mr. Boutweli I
has to say which the public will
greatly care to read are his exrplana
tions with regard to the issue of the
new loan to the Syndicate, and his
grand plan for the restoration of
American shipping. He gives the
the history of the new loan (now
all taken,) with which oar readers
are already familar, and then goes
on to confess once more in the
simplest way his violation of the
law in letting the Syndicate have
the bonds three months before they
paid for them, but excuses himself
by the reflection that this was the
only mode in which the loan could
be disposed of and that, if they had
paid for the bonds when they got
them, the money would have lain
idle. This is doubtless all true,
but beside the question. The ob
jection to his violating the law af
fects not him in particular, but
Secretaries and other officers
all lons,- He recommends,
and with good reason, and
increase in the commission to be
allowed in disposinf of the four
and a half jer ceai loan, when it is
brought on the market. He says]
that nothing ean be done for one- 4
half per cest which is doubtlesp]
true ; but he ought to have known i
ada tbidti Airil~mut
Yr. Batwdl anud the New Tork Tribaie
sad Worldl
It seems to us that the great
dailies of the city of New York
have been for some time upon their
trial at the bar of public opinion.
That is a court whose judge cannot
be tampered with, and from whose
judgment there is no appeal. The
recent uprisin2 in that State has
demonstrated three facts, viz: 1st.
That the people are the source of
power; 2d. That they will exercise
it to put down robbery and corrup
tion in high places; 33. That their
sense of public justice and honor
which demanded the punishment of
the stealers of money, and will
secure its infliction, is equally strong
in denouncing the lack of honesty
in the press, and that the press is
being punished by an indignant
people in their own way at this
It is a fashion of some of the
guiltiest of the great dailies in New
York to boast of their enterprise
and influence. The former is their
own affair; the latter concerns the
people at large. Take the history
of events in the city of New York
for the past four months. The
most momentous interests were
never in greater peril than during
that period. Where was the press?
T'he Tims struck a blow for honesty
and purity which was felt through
out the Union. But The Herald
was silent or denying the charges
against the Tammany ring; The
World, when it spoke, which was
not often, defended the rinng rascals
as the noblest specimens of human
ity till forced to change its tune,
when it wept and threw itself onats
character; and The ThIiune labored
to stab the Administration and its
friends, and-distribute weapons to
their enemies, to the great ddlight
of Mayor Oakey Hall, Sweeney, and
who, escaping in the confusion with
slight harm, ran round to the office
with long columns of Tammany ad
vertisement for insertion. Expressed
public sentiment pronounced upon
each of these papers, thl charges
being lack of duty to the people in
a great crisis-wilful misrepresenta
tion and misdirection of the public
thought-and, under the guise of
virtue not possessed, mnaliciously
endeavoring to confuse the public
mind on public affairs. Those who
know the past career of The Tribune,
and are able to compare it with the
present, stand aghast. Time was
when it spoke with authority and
its utterances were hailed as of
public benefit. Now, it screams
like an angry, mumbling scold.
Great and good men may have oc
cupied editorial chairs. Even phil
anthropists may have been editors.
But a man at the close of a busy
life who assumes to defend his
knowledge of everything by meeting
those who differ from him with
"You lie, you villain; you lie!"
must have outlived his philanthropy
and embraced another creed. Is it
possible that he who becomes a
candidate for the Presidency must
perforce change into an enemy of
the Chief Magistrate of the Republic
he wishes to supplant, and of his
Administration and its supporters ?
Gen. Grant is "slapped in the face"
by The Triune over other men's
shoulders, which, though ungentle
manly and unphilosophic, the Pres
ident survives. Mr. Boutwell, a
friend of the President, has dis
pleased The Tribune in placing the
loan in Europe. Nothing, there
fore, that Mr. Boutwell does or sase
in explanation, can pacify its im
placable temper. And he, too, is
still living, and the country not
Now comes The Worl4 like an
airy sprite, to help attacbMr. Bout
well in the same ring in which The
Tbune fighta-not lnt for the oo
casion, but beeause it had a right
to bethere. TAe Worldasbruiswr
has little reputatia. It, former.
exploits rme not in thag dikudeo i
It has trippsd the light ftie I
team ad weon So itsslf a "mme fmlos
g~ik·e ~.. has dmed ths amasd oat
Mister Tweed, and joined a quad
rille with Sweeney, Connolly, and
Hall. But its true mission is that
of a bcttle-holder, light of weight,
swift of foot, and supple in the
knee. It has jeered on The Tri
ban in its lt round as a heavy
pugilist. Had The World been an
athlete itself it never would have
struck the air with its fists, or waiim
pered so early "ought to be im
peached; " "the scandalous syndi
cate; " or have said with trembling
boldnesathat " the Searetary of the
Treasury is in mortal terror."
Whatever terror may agitate the
bosom of Mr. Boutwell we hardly
think that it arises from the
antagonism of the World. He knows
that his report to Congress must
be made according to law ; and the
people know that it will be full aifd
complete. But is not the MIorld
"weakening" when it says, before it
has seen how much the Secretary
is afflicted, that "in his desperate
effort to justify his policy he resort
ed to underhand tricks and violated
the law, and now he must face the
consequences ?" We opine the
World has worked itself into the
desperation the Secretary fails to
show; especially as it asks, in re
ference to the placing the loan in
Europe. What was the "plan"
which Richardson devised and
Boutwell amended and adopted ?
Unless the Secretary of the Trea
sury shall clear up the mystery in
his report it will be a proper sub
ject for ,Congressional investiga
tion." Here, then, is the rub. Here
is an admission that the World
really knows nothing about what it
writes in the case, and has been
fighting a shadow with its usual
Gen. Spinner, the U. S. Treasurer,
has, however, made his report to
the Secretary. This also has the
misfortune to displease the World.
We print in another column an ex
tract from this report which gives
an interesting account of the pro
ceedings abroad o' himself an.i
others who have succeeded in
placing the loans on terms which
will, we have no doubt, be satisfac
tory, save to hypercritics and those
who wished its failure.-- 7: Grand
Army J' ornal.
Idvadtagls of Smill Farms.
Small farms, says the Lafourche
1i1.;,rm'r, make near neighbors;
they make good roads; they make
plenty of schools and churches;
there is more money made in rl'o
portion to the labor; less labor is
wanted :; everything is kept neat;
less time is wasted; more raised to
the acre, because it is better tilled;
there is no watching of hired men;
the mind is not kept in a worry and
fret all of the time. There is not
so much to fear from wet weather
or frost, or small prices. There is
not so much money to be paid out
for agricultural implements. Our
wives and children have time to
readl and improve their minds. It
is an old and homely adage that a
small horse is soon curried, and the
work on a small farm is always
pushed forward in season. Give
us small farms for comfort and give
us small farms for profit.
The Nationai Debt of Bagland.
In the last financial year, ending
on the 31st of March last, the sum
of 9,480,311 pounds was actually
paid off on account of the national
debt of Great Britain and Ireland.
The Irish debt is very small-less
than 38,000,000 pounds sterling
but the balance of 693,39t,502
pounds is due by Great Britain.
The whole amount of the debt of
the United Kingdom, funded and
redfunded at the close of last March,
was 737,400,237 pound. and the
annaual interest on this was 26,881,
466 ponds--rather a large amn to
payoff atthe 'ateof nine or ten
million a .year. In a few weeks
France will have topay over 4o,
boO,000 pound as intaaeres upon
her mueh-inereasmed debt, as agait
abaunt ,%O00nO0u p...ah paid by,
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