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Tin: .sta jtesman.
171112 rVTL.-V
pnbllfbed every morning except Monday.
t published every Thursday morning.
All business correspondence, cominuMUcat Ki
e U. should be addressed to
An tin, Texas
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Tt;M nift jf -nlu I bitRiii rrrr ORnl hy
.:-..i hi-, froi.. .inlinonnry dl-aaea. "
It ! roriiio,-l of iierbnl protlurte,
r!il'! ,i v a .""! tie en eel on the throat
stud luna; detacher from the air c-lls all
irrita.i-r uuit.er. c;ue. It to be ex
liertorate!. Hint at oor check the In
flaniuiallon wliiHi proiloees tbe cough.
A ti-le dune relieve the moat dlatre
Inir irofj, soothes nrrtouioria,
aud tnablM the auflerer to enjoy quiet
rest at niffhr. ft-elnic a plcaiiant cordial,
it tonct the weak lmarh, and la
specially tcoiumuiuled to j- children.
: IVhat others ftay about
Tuft's Expectorant,
Had AslhmaThirty Years
" I hare nil Asthma thirty year, and never
daltixurCi rgvvMarj 3, I375
found a medicine that had a
u h a harmv effect."
W. F.
HOQAN, Chartee tt
A Child's Idea of Merit.
Niw Urlkans, Sovrmbtr n, 167a
"Tutt'l Expectorant il familiar nam in my
houae. Uy wife thmkait the beat medicine In tn
, wnrld, aud the children wy it a nicer tiiae
rotLie candy.'
NOAH WOODWARD, 101 N. Poydraa St
"Six, and all Croupy."
I am the mother of ix children ; ell or there
li-ive been croupy, ithout Tull's Expectorant,
1 00 n't think they could have survived aotne a
the attacks. It is a mother's bleine"
MARY STEVENS, Fraaaforl,
A Doctor's Advice.
' ' In my practice, 1 advise ail tin.il.ca to keep
Tiitt'a Kxpectorant, in sudden emergencies, fu
soughs, trrotip, dtphtiieria, etc."
1. r. c.L4.ia, m.u., newer, n. J.
bu nil druggUt: Frier $1 OO. Offict
US Hurray afreet, Arte York,
Tatt' Pills are worth their wrleht in (rold."
REV. I. R. SIMPSON. Louieville, Ky.
V Tntt' Pilla are a kccial blessing of the
nineteenth century."
HEV. F. W. OSGOOD. New York.
"I hive used TuuTTOa for torpor of the
liver. They are superior to any medicine to.
bilisrv di.orr.ers ever made.
I. P. CARR, Attorney at Law. Augusta, Qa.
" I have used Tutt'a Pin nve years in my fain
Hv. Tliey are nneqnaled for costivenraa and bil.
omntas."-F. R. Wi t SON Georgetown. T.xa.
I have tued l'i.u' Medicine with preat
beneftt.'-W. W. MANN. Editor Mobile RegTster.
"We sell fifty rn-.ics I utt's Pilla to fie ol
all others." SAVRE A CO., CartorsviHe, Qa.
"T'ltt'a Pills have only to be tred to es.
tabli'.i their merit. Thry work like mafic."
W. H. BARRON 98 Summer St, Boston.
" There Is no medu mc o well adapted to tha
care of bilious di'ortlrr" as Tutt's Pills."
'08. BRUMMEL, Richmond, Virginia.
Mldbndntgglstm. itHeenfabox. Offlr
US Hurray St r ret, A'eut i'ork.
FROM thk pic'Fic jorR.y.tL.
a ADffiT lyururinu
has been niaaa Lv Oh. I n r. of Xw York
frilco re lures youthful beauty to the hair.
frproduclni a Hair Dye which Imitate-
xu( ruiiiienx rnMnUMi naa aurr4ie(i in
aiuaiure 10 pertection. (.'la oacaaiors uia)
Eiaow rejoice." -
Kirt $1.00. Ofilc SB 3Turrav St.,
f-Yu Yok. Sold by all druogUt:
Dt'lllata -klie TBRH1IILE
fc.flDK.TllC OF 1870.
.Vctsrs. J. n. Zellli & Co. :
WnfK.vW(i u,, acderalimed Engl
leera on tho Georgia Cenajirt nallroad, In
giateful obliatlonWor the boncflta w ro-
ceiv.d from thence of SIMMONS LIVEE
summer and fall of 1678. deaire to maka tba
foliowlns rtatement
said Ep'dbmlc, we a
That during the afore-
d tbe medicine known
lured by J. n. ZelUu
Co , and though ex.
posed to :ha worst m
ASiuallc lnfloencea of
the yell jWnyer by g
log In and coming ont
Bavaunah at tfejenl
ouraof the eight, and
also to (peodlnft ci
te nlirh'.a In the city
dtirln tha prevalence tf tfala moat FATAL
EPIDCMI J.wlth but t4 single exception of
one of na,who waa taket aicknt apeeolly re
covered, we continued jn oar nsnal good
health, a cirenmatance e can account for
lu no other way buTy the t ff!Ct, under
providence, of the habl nt and continued
while we were exposed U. toj Yellow Forer
Heapectfiiiy Yonra.
la wrapped In a clean, neat, WUITK WR .5
, FK3 with the red eyubolic ie-Vped there
on. Runuotlsiby boing t Vd to take
. auba'ttutas. "Takino othur 'K theORK.r
ALaadGEXUN'S. ' .arplli
01 t r c . f
loc. worth
irUl kill
ts-o dirt. I i
ao craubi. f
PV04T -
a i -r ' 1" 1
EstAfl.c tledicine Co., Bufuia.h. Y.
OtWasSraT"! 0LJ aTASK.
This r(",,!y aV!lamct. embrarlBflisotal,
Hrtry aud ft stoW ai. wafon 5a:tl. hi been
tVr-"iitu f .yrLa!jli-l a4 i-ut 1? uaoOiT eae
toiler lt tit ac.-ttBaiai:u ot that, an.;
.iii d tc . tTm-TTiitit fut ic. Tt k..t.l a-pf:m--r:
it !' 'a orr tNutKu'ar; hl a
tba sjib. m;:S ttp a-U i:n !:rr-if. wnn-
l ver 10 talU, si , mpeslfr f.L:tia fot
t. e ta-c vf si u!!'!a:!'. I k-re is
a to aueh d a lare w-u yard tT easinera.
with aa 6a dano -.f tr-n water ui tba irrio
le Tk b iBjfiug rtock to the fair. to
tataH i! tnd 11 to tre:r intereat to pa'roaUa
e. a rat c, j ir ci rorg auwaje ua
IVrm to act; li.- tinea
spl3aa a jf-HaUNRICSS JtCO.. Trvpr
T112 TOHONIO Al.Tr finSEK"
Itha tet fst:y r.ewspatvet pub .skti .aCita-'
sa baa ta-laTi-e; d.-ciAtion of acy tntLt wt-!
uo ?: J3 atit I- tl treat eutlvai 'or i
yert:la la Br..tJ S r.h Aaie'Ka. (i jaus
are the tol J ijo her week! j. ..d tbe sal
acrioua la oa!y f 1 per yxar. aeul aag patd
to aAI Prt of tu wot J. 1
KiAha PETIN3, Prorr'etor.
Ci .-lT aai 19 Aoaiaic bjvci Iass TotusuL
am jf A rl nirrn fn riri
r I , J-KJr9tl H t l "" "C
Ills Alio ITT IT.
Rev. II. C. Mormon, pastor of the
Broadway Methodist Church, ia a
preacher of great learning and elo
quence. Last Sunday be preached a &er
moo, baring for his text Lake xiii., 4 :
Or thoie eighteen upon whom the
tower ia Si loam felt and slew them.
think ye that they were sinners above
all men. that dwelt at Jerusalem?
We cannot print all that is siiJ
by Dr. Morrisou, but enough to
show that many of the wiseet
and best people of the churches
concur with the Statesman is think
ing that God's eternal immutable law3
govern the universe; that the sun went
down on the days of miracles when the
Apostles were no more, and that
"providence" intervened not is intro
ducing or putting a period to tbe
ravages of tbe plague in the Valley ot
the Mississippi. Dr. Morrison says the
distress fastened upon the suffering
people is net a scourge but a calamity.
A scourge, he tells u.
Implies tbe idea of sin, and the
direct, intelligent and just punishment
for that sin. As in the case of the
cleansing of the temple, Jef us made the
fcourpro himself, and with it in his up
lifted hand he scourged and drove cur.
the "money changers." Then to call
this the scourge I must see the same
hand uplifted and tbrehtng that land ;
not only slaying the "first born" in a
house, but slajing whole families, and
leaving the silent walls to stand as
monuments of his fearful dealing with
these who dwelt therein. Such a pic
ture I do not see. Much I cannot see.
While the people of the South are sin
ners, yet we may not call them sinners
above all others, nor even siuners above
those who dwell in our own city.
This cannot lie God wreaking ven
geance or Inflicting suffering otherwise
He would strike as He did in the tern
pie the vile and spare the pure. Tie
would not strike a "Slater" or Lan
dman as they pray with dying sinners,
nor paralyze the pen of a "Blew,"
when his letters were a weekly blessing
to the children of the land.
It is not a scourge bat a calamity :
Webster defines a public calamity in
these words: "A somewhat continued
distress arising from natural causes."
Such is the fever in the South. It is a
natural and invariable result, that when
there is a sufficient quantity of decom
posing animal or vegetable matter, lo
cated in a latitude where the heat is
sufficiently intense, and this state of
things continued for a sufficient time,
the result is the -,roduction of the ele
ments of disease, and that without any
regard to the moral character of those
who inhabit the place. Theio condi
tions existing on the Southern coast,
nature did her work, and the result is
the epidemic; and the same result
would have followed had every soul in
these cities been a saint; nor would
tbe consequences have been different
if there bad not been a Christian in all
that land.
It will be observed that this D. D.
talks like a man of practical as well as
inspired good sense when be says that
"the disease that is killing its hun
dred per day is no more a direct
judgment from God than is the dipthe
ria that takes the infant from its moth
er hire, or consumption that takes the
mother from her infant."
With nature aud God before us we
see, says the minister, the two fields
for science aud prayer. Science and
religion are twin brothers sons of
God and when they disagree it is
simply because they do not understand
each other.
The fewer the Indians the more cost
ly their maintenance. Our current In
dian wars cost the people annually . as
much as the greatest conflicts with the
potent red men of the past century.
The Indian expense account of the
past fiscal year absolutely exceeds
910,000,000. Taxpaying populations
cannot tolerate these vast burdenst and
there must be a remedy. There arc
even two; the one consisting of
the construction of the North
ern and the Southern Pacific
Railways; the other, in the extermina
tion of the red race. If we destroy
the buffaloes it is said the Indians can
not survive. This annihilation of red
men's cattle progresses rapidly but too
slowly. While we kill buffaloes the
Indians slaughter women and children.
No government can tolerate the butch
ery of its citizens. If the three chil
dren of Mr. Dowling, butchered by
Indians, while watching his flocks
ten days ago, .within ten miles of Kerr
vllle, had been subjects of the
British Queen, 20,000 mon, or
enough to avenge the outrage,
would now be in Mexico. Only a
few days ago the red devils were kill
ing people everywhere in Northwestern
Colorado. From the Dominion to tbe
Rio Grande the savages are on the war
path, and everywhere North the fron
tiersmen demand the transfer c' troops
from Texas. Northern life and prop
erty" are more valuable than this of the
Southwest, and Ord will be left impo
tent t What recourse have we? Must
we pay our share of this ten millions
expended annually by Federal power
in suppressing Indian outrages and
besides pay for the maintenance of a
Texan force of our own? Are we to
be thus doubly taxed and citizens of
frontier counties murdered each week
and month by red savages making con
stsnt incursions from Mexico? Two
hundred hones were stolen and a dozen
people killed by these Mexican red
men. lad tan arrows pinioned the
bodies of the children of Mr. Dowl
ing to the ground, .Lis cattle
wciv driven -away, and yet his
wrongs are unavenged. For what
does government exist? It compels
the citizen when war is Imp'ndin;, to
shield the government with his life,
and yet this government that we bare
this boasted government of the pec
pie avenges bo wrong done the peo
ple. It Is no government that a people
will love or respect. Wherever an
Ejiishman wanders on God's foot
4 tool he never forgets his allegiance to
the giiverfiment that never forgt? at
aay crst cf tslood or treasure, to guard
hi jveperty and hit life. Bat this
boasted republic, demanding love and
life and unheard-of taxatioo, recks
nothing of the lire of . its children,
and t& chUdrtn of Dowling, put to
deata when watching bis text; will
be navetsi. - ' '
Why msy not an army of Mexicans
" f
a:ir: the Lipins, Kiowas and Co
ramches? If Mexico cannot destroy
' them we tnu-t. If Mexico cannot co
operate with Gen. Ord, Oen. Ord must
jeff-.-ct the purpose without cc-opera-
tion. If this means war with Mexico
tben war is inevitable. Such areques-
tions Qiscussea Dy uen. ura ana i re
vino, the representative of Diss. The
result hoped for is the assent of Mexi
co to the pursuit of the murderers and
robbers by conjoined forces of the two
countries. No insult to Mexicsn sov
ereignty is involved in such an incur
sion into Mexican territory by Ameri
can soldiers. We want nothing that
Mexico has, but the murdered children
of this Textn citizen most be avenged.
Men and bull terriers alike have
inb rn courage, and any . well-born
youth will fight when honor or wrong
demand it ; but in a state of society in
which cowardly bullies go armed,
and tbe hentst and upright obey tbe
country's laws and are unarmed, there
can be no honorable and only disgrace
ful fjghtiug. Therefore men, when out
raged, have often submitted. They
would Et be assassinated. As men
get druok to bolster up courage and
nerve the arm for murder, so do the
decent, sober and law-ibiding keep
sober that such conduct may be evaded.
To converse with a half-drunken fel
low is as dangerous in a Texas town as
to tamper with an unexploded shell.
The fuse of whisky is lighted by the
slightest concussion of differences
of opinion, and the explosion that fol
lows leaves the pavement stained with
the life-blood of man and grief over
shadows a once happy household.
Whisky and the pocket pistol and as
sassin's knife constitute the basis of
that lofty conrage which first is mad
dened with alcohol, and then strength
ened with the battery on the hip, and
then is in a happy condition to "get the
drop" on tho helpless victim of an im
pulse. The other pocket on the hip
contains an empty pistol freshly fired.
to be "dropped" by the bloody villain
that "gets the drop," beside tho reek
gasping victim of society's de
mand for the exhibition of "courage."
When fighting was even decent, among
civilized creatures, it was a mere illus
tration of strength and physical endur
ance. It was not punishment for
wrong since he who inflicted pain was
an equal sufferer and fairly took what
he gave. To dream of murder and of
death-dealing was then impossible; but
now this boasted civilization of this
progressive nineteenth century forces
honest decency and self-respect to re
spond by a blow to the insults of any
vrlgar, brutal fellow who stiffens his
spine with pistols and whisky and de
votes bis life to the study of the art ol
"getting the drop" on his victim,
and then his learned how, very deftly,
to have a bloody knife or empty pistol
beside the body of the slain. .
It must come to this at last in Texas
as in Eug'and, Old and New, that de
cent people cannot fight. No good
and worthy citizen will bear arms, not
only because it is violative of law, but
because it is a constant confession
either of cowardice or of the purpose
to kill, snd yet each citizen is cogni
zant of tbe fact that the bull terriers
and assassins of tbe community con
stantly and secretly bear arms. These
must be met on their own terms or to
fight would be to commit suicide. We
must ever go armed to kill or, fighting
to avenge insults, submit to open as
sassination. The result is that fight
ing is worse than senseless, and is only
a confession on the part of a sober, in
dustrious citizen that he deems his life
valueless to bis family and to society.
It tells of no courage and only of tbe
wild despair of that insanity that bends
in cowardice before public opinion.
. No spot on the globe is invested
with such charms for those who retain
vivid recollections of childhood's les
sons as that hallowed by the presence
of the Savior. To most of us it seems
very like the work of demonism to
change the whole aspect of Judea by
railway building ; and yet the English,
having Cyprus, propose to open a rail
way route across Judea even to India,
Then the land of sacred song and story
will be speedily divested of attractions
given by its aspect of hoar antiquity.
Devout Christians would be delighted
this morning to contemplate the pictur
esque scenery on the banks of the
Jordan, left as it was when Christ was
on earth, but would discover few
charms if its sanctity were violated- by
an iron bridge. At the proposed cross
ing place are steep slopes which lead
up to the Bashan plateau and the
white gorge where the Hieromax
flows down between sharp ridges and
conical peaks of chalk and marl to
wards Jordan. On tbe west is the
plain of Beisan, cultivated with bar
ley, irrigated by numerous streams
from the clear springs farther west,
and dotted with stunted palms; to the
north rises tbe steep black cliff on
which, 1900 feet above tbe Jordan,
stand the ruins of the basaltic fortress
of Bslvoir, built in the twelfth cen
tury by the Christian kings of Jerusa
lem, Such is the scenery aroucd the
ford of Abarah, the name of which Is
identical with the Hebrew Abarah, or
"passage." Tbe open ground and the
shallow stream alike seem to point to
the spot as a likely site for the bap
tism of the crowds which came out to
John in the desert. The distance to
Cana is within a day's march, and the
main road leads' from the ford up tbe
open valley of Jezreel by Nain, Eador
and Tabor to Nsxareth. The same
roii cn the east leads Into the district
of Bethania, where the hamlet ot
Bethabara must have stood, "beyond
Jordan ;" but it is the ford, rather than
tbe Tillage, which ia the place of main
interest, for at the ford probably the
baptism of Christ would have occurred.
Tex total number of yellow fever
deaths to date exceed 10,550,- New
Orleans having lost MOO, Memphis
5104, Yicksburg 1071, Grenada 279v
Holiy Springs till, Grtsuville- SC3,
tto. . ,-
1 f I ts.
It has made mankind shudder when
a bloody warrior has resorted to fam
ine, involving helpless women and
children, in order to win victory. Bat
barbarous and brutal as tbis maybe,
and however much innocence and hu
manity have been shocked, the feeling
of abhorrence and disgust now snd
then excited by political and partisan
events is hardly less strong. I lie ne
groes, while tbe plague has ravaged
Nw Orleans, Viiksburg and Mem
phis, have swarmed in those
cities. It cost no toil to live.
Rations were given alike to the
helpless and undeserving. But the poli
ticians discover just here an opportunity
to employ tbe blacks as political
agents. They are rapidly organized
and all possible appeals to supersti
tion and prejudices of race are em
ployed. The very pestilence that has
dug more than ten thousand graves
within three months will give offices,
through the intervention of these ne
groes, to knaves and adventurers who
ride African prejudices into office.
The facts constitute, a ghastly picture
of the morals of -the age in which
we live and of the foul impuri
ties of the ballot box that shape
governments for more than forty mil
lions of freemen. There is a remedy
for the evil, at least in municipal elec
tions; but cowardly demagogues sent
to legislatures have not the courage to
apply it. It consists simply in restrict
ing the exercise of the "privilege" of
suffrage in corporations to taxpayers.
In State elections the evil is not so in
tolerable because its forces are so
widely diffused. This same brutal
mob that has wrought this wholeeale
destruction of life and property by in
stituting ignorant and corrupt city and
village governments everywhere in ne
grodom, now that the whites have fled,
would rule congressional districts
and counties as well as miserable
towns, villages and cities. The filthy,
undrained and bankrupted condition
of each town desolated by the plague
is due to the maladministration of its
affairs by ignorant, incapable and
vicious representatives of the ignorant
and depraved, and the remedy is more
remote to-day than before tbe evil day
came. Toe potency for evil of those
that have wrought the evil is only
augmented by the death and dispersion
of those that should be, at least in cor
porations, the governing class.
Ben Butler's assumption of the su
preme leadership of the Greenback
party has seriously disturbed tbe equa
nimity of Brick Pomeroy and Britton
A. Hill. They had no rivals until But
ler seized the reins in New England.
Ex-Governor Davis, too, is in like
manner annoyed. He has been the un
rivalled master of Radicalism in Texas.
But this sudden bolting of Col. Rus
sell and rejection of the Davis yoke by
the ancient philosopher of the Dallas
Intelligencer hive almost maddened Da
vis. He goes forth now to slaughter,
lie is not only enraged, but alarmed.
He had intended to defeat Joues
and Hancock, or, finding this, with
Russell in revolt, impossible, he is re
solved to defeat Hancock and substitute
a man he can defeat hereafter. There
fore the speeches and activity and ter
rible earnestness of Governor Davis in
this contest. What most amazes us is
the fact that any sane white man
should lend himself to the purposes of
Davis by aiding in Davis's triumph,
which is the triumph of Wash Jones.
He who now votes for Jones votes for
Davis. He votes to perpetuate Davis's
power in this district, and at least
votes for Jones that Davis may succeed
Jones. Davis knows well enough that
a man of Hancock's ability and worth,
when once seated in the House, wins
strength by usefulness and dis
tinguished capacity to serve Texas.
Dayis would not have such a man
enter tbe House. He is conscious that
the probabilities are against Jones's
permanent occupancy of the office. He
has not Hancock's ability or force
or personal habits. He cannot exert
Hancock's influence in the Cabinet, in
the departments or on the floor of the
House. Therefore Jones is preferred
by Davis to Hancock, and therefore
the sublime stupidity and treason to
Texas perpetrated by white men who
propose to support Jones. Sorely
there are no good citizens who would
give Davis in Texas the place which
Butler holds in Massachusetts. None
would consolidate Davis's power even
as Butler, by Greenbackism, is given
the mastery of the mob in New Eng
land. And yet they who support
Jones and would defeat Hancock are
neither better nor worse ncr wiser than
the crazed . enthusiasts of Pomcroy's
training or of Bntton A. Hill's raptur
ous sentimentalism or than New Eng
land devotees at the shrine of Butler'
genius for demagogism.
The Democracy of Travis county,
with a view to harmony and unifl
cation of interest and consolidation of
power, which they undoubtedly pos
sess, are disposed to recognize the ac
tion ot any authoritative movement of
Democrats. These Democrats are dis
posed to recognize even informal con
ventions, if their action has been in
accord with the wishes of the party,
and their nominee has been a man
recognized for his identification with
the party. A character of imposition
has at times crept in, which the party
cannot tolerate, and which it has in
more than one instance defeated even
in Travis county. The causes are
these: It is without authority in rep
resentation, it is not in accord with
the wishes of the Democracy, and
that It is, the work of cliques and
cabals. For ruch causes tbe Democ
racy ot Travis county, loyal to all regu
lar nominees, do not recognize the ac
tion ot the Dripping Springs cabaL
The twenty -three delegates from Tra
vis did not sanction it ; those of Blanco
were unknown to it, and five informal
delegates from Austin did the work,
which has been called a nomination.
No wonder its action la wholy repudi
ated by Blanco county and by the mass
of Democrats of Travis conaty. ?
President Hayes's speech made last
month in St. PbuI has been widely dis
cussed in Ecg'.an d. It is well enough
to see ourselves aa others sec us, and
to know how aa iitellipect. dUiutei
ested European vriterof great ability
talks about u. The London Sjxctakr
says this speech of the President con
tains good newi both f.r America and
The President deckres that in Au
gust, 1803, tbe debt of the Union, in
cluding a large amount of unadjusted
claims, amounted to 000,000.000. The
government basaihered, however, for
thirteen years to il policy of reduction,
and the total u lit therefore is now
407,000,000, decrease cf nearly oat
third, and the largest ever made iu any
country. This policy, moreover, has
so increased the credit of the Union
that the Treasury has been able to
"convert" much f the debt, and the
total payment for intereT, which on
August 31, 1SC-1, was 30.209,000 a
year, is now only 10.030.000, a de
crease of nearly 11,000,000 a year.
Had the income tax. been retained and
the rnerr bersof the whisky rings hang
ed the reduction would have been still
more rapid. Contemporaneously with
the reduction there has been an im
mense increase in the number of na
tive holders of t'n bonds. In 1871 at
least 100,000, cf thr- del was
held abroad, whereas at present all but
80,000,000 is held at home. That is
most satisfactory, as the Greenback
and Repudiation parties have therefore
to reckon with native holders of prop
erty worth $320,000 000.
Mn. Miller, tbe Greenback candi
date for the county attorneyship, said,
Friday evening, that Hancock's great
abilities and capacity to serve the State
anl country deserve a better fate than
this to which he is purposely consigned
by the Democracy that hates him.
They only seek, says Mr. Miller, to
destroy Hancock. They would remoye
him from paths of ambition, which
they would tread. If Hancock's de
feat were possible, and we do
not believe it, his ovei throw
would only eive htm renewed
strength. The people would soon
discover how they blundered when
substituting Jones for a statesman,
and the people nie not slosr to correct
a blunder, retrieve an error or remedy
a wrong. Hancock, personally, has
nothing to lose by defeat by such a
man as Wash Jones. But the people,
the district, the State and the South
have everything to lose by it. Han
cock will be the next Speaker of the
House. Potter aud Randall, who
woald oppose him, inside the party,
are both overboard, and Hancock, of
all men, should be most certainly sent
up from Texas. Tbe whole South de
mands it.
One John Fulton, a Grecnbacker of
Boston, and nice follower of that Pat
lander, Kearney, condemns the fash
ion of employing women which pre
vails everywhere among dry goods
dealers of the Eist. Mr. Fulton fur
ther says "that multitudes of men
are thrown out of employment by wo
men. Men out of woik cannot afford
to marry and therefore women are
obliged to work for the lack of hus
bands to support them." Ifwe go a
step further and say that cowardly
men would not take wives and, there
fore, those who should be wives must
support themselves, we would have a
just solution of the facts. But women
are honcstcr than men, and be
come as skillful clerks and
deserve to bo preferred and
have the same God-given right to inde
pendence and self-support as these
self-3tyled, horny-handed sons of toil,
who prefer idleness or robbery or va
grancy to "honest toil." Therefore
they go spouting about "fiat" money
around tbe bar-rooms. No man should
discharge tasks of which a woman is
capable, and tradespeople will surely
find such labor more honestly per
formed. Some one has told the story of an
acute old sea captain who went trading
on the extreme Northwestern American
coast. There and then the Indians'
money consisted of martens' skins.
The animals are small, pretty, hard to
catch and few in number. Tho cap
tain wanted beaver skins. lie found
martens abounded in Lapland and
Norway. Thither he went and freight
ed bis ship with marten skins that cost
almost nothing. He returned to the
North American coast aud went from
point to point, buying beaver skins
till he had loaded his ship. On his re
turn he stopped at the place where he
first supplied the demand for marten
skins, and found that the ratio of val
ues had been subverted and one bea
ver skin would now buy twenty or
thirty marten skins. Hamman, Davis
and Ben Butler propose to give us
enough marten skin (flat) money to
supply the wants of trade, and even
reverse the ratio of values and make
one beaver skin that cost f 1 cost $20.
What did the Indians gain by the aug
mentation ot the volume of marten
skint? What would Texas gain if we
continued to skin Martin every dajf
If a man be thought tit to be a can
didate of a great party, he ts entitled
to courtesy. If vulnerable he should
be assailed with that dignified seventy
which is argument in itself. Personal
abase and bitter vituperation are not
only ineffective, but lower unnecessa
rily and wrongfully the general esti
mate of public men, and, by a reflex
action, result in the degradation of
public morals. Tbe world is, perhaps,
yet too young fcr the gentleman in poli
tics. The possibility of a gentleman
in politics, however, is no Utopian
ides, and the day may come when can
didates for office will be treated with
that respect which would be awarded
to them were they actual incumbents
of office, and performing their doty ia
th most conscientious manner poe
aible. Davis would ate Waa Jones mads
Congressman as a stepping stone for
himself. Ha does not believe that
Jones would so demean himself as to
make himself a prcper candidate for
tbe second term. Hence he supports
Jones bow that Davis may claim the
same support in 1S50. Is It not strange
that men will thoughtlessly become
the dopes of the colored element thit
their leader may be rewirdei for their
xsal la Davis's behalf 1
The Republicans have thus fa suc
cessfully concealed evidence of their
knavery in Florida, while the New
York Tribune is publishing tbe secret
cipher dispatches sent by Tilden and
his fiiends to Florida. Tilden denies
that he knows anything of them. Thev
go to show that pay was offered the
returning board for his election, and,
plainly enough, be was entitled, by
a very small majority, to the vote of
Florida; but, while Tilden la thns se
cured for his personal participa
tion in this process cf buying
the presidency, we only know that his
rival, through his adherents, paid a
larger sum than Tilden's friends prof
fered. The Tribune has only half the
secret dispatches, producing none sent
by Republicans.
The present German Reichstag is
composed of one field marshal, one
lieutenant general, one colonel, one
embassador, 7 Ministers, 11 presidents
of governments, 7 councilors of gov
ernment, 41 judges, 5 crown prosecu
tors, 21 barristers, 3 directors of prov
inces, 15 directors of circles, 13 profes
sors, 3 burgomasters, 4 directors of
gymnasiums (schools preparatory for
the universities), 5 physicians, 34 offi
cers of various ranks, 24 clergymen, 28
persons living on their incomes or for
tunes, 10G landed proprietors, 13 au
thors and journalists, 34 manufactur
ers and merchants, one bookseller, one
tanner, one brewer and one photograph
er. Among the members are one duke,
3 princes, 27 counts and 12C petty nc
bles. The most interesting feature of re
cent Northwestern elections is the fall
ing off of the vote of which Ben Butler
and Governor Davis are the Eastern
and Southern representatives. Fiat
money madness has exhausted itself in
the West and the end in the South is
at hand. It will be observed that these
fiat money Ben Butler people denounce
both the old parties and yet these par
ties are unbroken and the Greenbackers
almost unfelt and unrecognized. They
drew off enough force from Democracy
in Ohio to give the State, though we
won Congressmen, to the Republicans.
Even Davis and his associates in this
district propose to give the seat in
Congress to a bolter and outsider and
nondescript flat money zealot.
Wbxs Ben Butler proposed, four
years ago, to pay off the Federal debt
that bought the negro's freedom and
restored the Union, with irredeemable
paper, Gn. Grant tumeCjupon hhn
with the ringing words, "Let it be un
derstood that no repudiator of one
farthing of our public debt will be
trusted in a public place." Grant
knew that Butler was trying to tempt
the people to escape from a burden by
a mean and base act. How Davis can
hoodwink the negroes about the cspi
tal and how they :an be induced to
applaud Still and bis associate speech
makers is an unfathomable mystery.
L. U. Reavis, who will deliver the
opening address at the coming State
fair at tbe capital, says, in a private
My greatest thought on this side of
the eternal world is that America shall
be Americanized and nationalized, and
the new country we now confront shall
be signalized by the full achievements
of the American idea, and the conti
nental supremacy of our Constitution ;
the building ot the great city and the
great nation of futurity.
TnE confusion that has befallen par
ties and difficulties politicians and pro
fessional place-seekers have encoun
tered in keeping the dear people in the
traces, and this freedom of opinion in
spiring people to think for themselves
and the disavowal of partisan, politi
cal and religious prejudices and stupid
bigotry all these progressive moral
events have wrought infinite good.
It may now be put down as a fact,
that Mr. Davis is the . leader of the
Greenback party of the fifth Con
gressional district, ne is in the can
vass, and, controlling most of the ne
gro vote, is the great man of the party,
and yet many thought'ess white men
follow in the wake of Davis and bis
black herd with the hope of assisting
Cuffee in saving the country.
Judge Bacon is too old to be "cured"
if addicted to the vice of forging land
titles.. We thought we had taken in
bacon enough of the sort when nam
was gobbled. But a strong case has
been made of it, and Judge Turner's
capacity to go tbe whole hog will be
thoroughly tested when Strong, Bacon,
Ham and the rest are dished up before
TnE Bacon who pleaded guilty to
the charge of land-stealing in Burnet
county was sentenced for two year?.
He was one of Governor Davis's blessed
district judges. He is from away down
East, and not from Mississippi. He is
well known in Austin, where he has
lived for some years.
United States Senator Ishax G.
Harbis, of Tennessee, is establishing a
rancbe in Callahan county to be occu
pied by his two anna. The Senator is
anxious to visit Austin and would
attend the coming State fair at ihe
capital if his engagements out West
would admit.
Davis and his black herd arc happy.
Many good white people are thought
lessly following them in their work of
destruction, and Cuffee claims that in
thus becoming a leader of white men
the principles of Radicalism are being
effectually carried on through Green
backism, Secbxtakt Scbckz, in his late finan
cial speech, said that "the silver dollar
ought to sell for ninety cents." Bat it
doesn't ; it is on a par with gold and it
means to stay there, notwithstanding
the (false prophecies that it would be
heavily discounted.
Clabxssh H. Potter, seeing how
his committee has petered out, and
that tbe scheme for the deposition oi
Htyes and substitution cf TilJea was a
sad failure, baa dec lined to accept the
nomination for Congress.
Yellow Feier and Qnarantlue.
Seventy persons have died in Liuis
ville, from infected districts, and not a
case has originated there. So inHunts
ville, Alabama. These blessed cities
are places of refuge for the sick and
dying and no resident of either place
has suffered. A cleanly interi r town
incurs no danger which quarantine will
ward off. Dr. Stuart Robinson, of
Louisville, in a recent discourse, said:
While nose should expose them
selves foolUhly and unnecessarily,
merely to gratify curiosity even at a
small risk, yet, when the call of duty to
one's neighber comes, none should
shun the performance of it, but taking
the risk go forward with a brave trust
in Providence, when Providence seeras
to make the call; and even if death
comes, one but dies in the discharge of
It was in arcortlaccc with this
view of tic facts that we have
said that all attempts to quar
antine inland towns, with a
view to turn back those who are flee
ing from the infected regions, is wrong
in ethics. For however wise may be
the quarantine of seaports to exclude
the importation of pestilence from for
eign lantU in.hipg,,it is, in the first
place, useless to attempt to keep the
infected from getting into inland
towns in some way or other. The
frightened refugee will become desper
ate, and even on the supposition that
his entrance may convey the disease,
the secresy rendered necessary to him
will be far more apt to communicate
the di seise than had he been openly
received and proper precaution taken.
Moreover this very enactment of quar
antine arouses and fixes the attention
of all classes ot people upon the sup
posed danger. This alarms first tbe
nervous aud timid, and then the panic
spreads, thereby preparing the way for
the coming ot the pestilence and mak
ing it doubly dangerous when it does
We could not wall in Houston if the
physical possibility existed. Human
ity would revolt against the proposi
tion to inclose 20,000 people within
walls of quarantine wherein all must
surely die of disease or starve. We
should take the small risk of inviting
to refuge in healthy regions all who can
leave infected districts, as one of the
most effectual means of staying tbe dis
ease. It is well known that the more
it has to prev upon the more malignant
it grows. Nothing short of the most
imminent danger ran justify aBy com
munity in shutting its avenues of ap
proach and dnving back to tbe infect
ed region those who are fleeing from
it as some furious and bloodthirsty
mob drives back into the flames the
wretches to whose homes tbe torch of
tbe incendiary has been applied.
. The Rev. and learned Dr. asks:
What if the pestilence come and
some die in consequence can you af
ford to take the small chance of dying
for the sake of the certain ssving from
death from multitudes who are fleeing
from the pestilence? Is it not as hon
orable and reasonable to take that risk
as to take the - risk of death on the
battlefield for your country's cause?
Is tbe risk of pestilence a more terrible
thing than conscription of soldiers in
war? There have been numbers of
brave men during the scourge already
who have taken not the littlo risk of
waiting for tbe contingent coming of
the pestilence, but the far higher risk
of going themselves into it to amelior
ate tbe sufferings of the sick and
dying! Who will say they have not
done nobly? What soldiers ever fell
more gloriously on the battlefield offer
ing themselves as sacrifices for
their fellow citizens than our.
Manning and Swearingen and Mis.
Davis and her companion? The heroes
who die in the cause of philanthropy,
no less than tbe soldiers who die for
liberty, accomplish a good greater than
most of the livincr. Thev leave a
record behind them whose great idea
permeates the minds of their fellow
men. It is absorbed by the children
and youths of the country, and ele
vates, reGnes and ennobles their
thoughts. They live still in tbe minds
and characters of multitudes; they
cannot cease to live.
"For theirs are Immortal names
That were not born to die."
It hardly becomes Christian men and
women so to give way to insensate
panic at the remotest possibilities of
danger as to be oblivious of all their
obligations to the duty of Christian
beneficence. At such times they have
the opportunity to exhibit to terrified
worldings around them the values and
beauty of a Christian's faith in the
providence of his Lord and king over
him. V hue calmly taking all reason
able measures to protect himself and
bis household, let him at the same time
show his confidence in the providence
of that Saviour who has "all power
given Him in heaven and in earth,"
and who has said 'Hake no thought for
the morrow sufficient unto the dj is
the evil thereof."
C brlsl'e Second Comlug.
A congress of Christians to discuss
the second advent is to be held in the
Church of the Holy Trinity in New
York city on the thirtieth and thirty
first of October and first of November.
The call to this congress is signed by
bishops, priests and deacons of several
Christian denominations and is ad
dressed as follows:
Dear Brethren in Chrixt When from
any cause some vital doctrine of God's
Word has fallen into neglect or Buf
feted contradiction and reproach, it
becomes the serious duty of those who
hold it, not only strongly and con
stantly to reaffirm it, but to seek by all
means in their power to bring back
the Lord's people to its apprehension
and acceptance. The precious doctrine
of Christ's second personal appearing
has, we are constrained to believe, long
lain under such neglect and misappre
hension. In the Word of God we find it hold
ing a most conspicuous place. It is
there strongly and constantly empha
sized as a personal and imminent event,
the great object ot the Church's hope;
the powerful motive to holy living and
watchful service; tbe inspiring ground
of confidence amid tbe sorrows and
sins of the present evil world; and tbe
event that is to end tbe reign of death,
cast down 8 it an from bis throne and
establish the kingdom of God on earth.
So vital, indeed, is this truth represen
ted to be, that the denial of it ia point
ed out as one ot the conspicuous signs
of the s poet acy of the last days.
Now, while casting ao word of re
proach upon those who may differ from
us, we cannot be insensible to the fact
that there has been a sad decline io
our times from tbe clear, vivid, ardent
faith of the early church in regard to
this doctrine. Very many Christians
have been taught to regard tbe coming
of Canst as equivalent to their death;
others regard it as synonymous with
th gradual d:ffanoa.of Christianity.
Many, satisfied with this present world,
have little desire for the return of the
absent Lord; while here and there are
those who boldly speak of aucb an
event as only a faacinatin dream,"
destined never to be realized. Bat
while ws lament all this, as 1 can bat
regard it as an eUan&ing symptcxa of
tbe present state of religlon.it an occa
sioo for tbe profoundeet gratitude tbat
there has within the last few years
teu sucn a poweriui ana wide-spread
revival of this ancient faith. Looking
over tho Church of God in all its
branches, and littemsg to the clear
and decisive testimony to this truth
that is coming up in such volume from
teachers and pastors, expositors and
lay workers, evangelists and missiona
ries, it can but appear to us that, after
the long sleep of the Church, the wise
are at Jast rising up and tnmming
their lamps in preparation for the com
ing of the Bridegroom.
in view of these facta, it has seemed
desirable tbat those who hold to the
personal prc-millennial advent of Jesus
Christ, and who are "looking for that
blessed hope," should meet together
ia conference, as our honored brethren
in England have recently done, to set
forth in clear terms the grounds of
their hope; to give mutual encourage
ment in the maintenance of what they
believe to be a moat vital truth for the
present times, and in response to our
Lord's "Behold, I come i quickly ;" to
voice the answer by their prayers and
hymns and testimony, ' Even so, come,
Lord Jesus."
We therefore cordially invite you to
meet with ns at the Church of Holy
Trniity, Madison avenue and Forty
second street (the Rev. S. H. Tyng,
Jr., rector), in the city of New 'Vork,
on the thirtieth and thirty-first of Oc
tober and first of November, 1873, to
listen to a series of carefully prepared
papers on the pre-millennial advent of
the Lord Jesus Christ and connected
truths, and to participate in such dis
cussions as tbe topics may suggest.
Ueiv the Old Thtaar Work.
If tbe following letter was not writ
ten by Hamman it may have been by
Locke. It is dated at the usual cross
road and begins:
The nooze from Maine bez reached
the Corners and it hes encouraged us,
both as Mashnels and Dimocrats. It
doesn't make a straw's difference to
me whether we, tbe Dimocratr, hev
swallered the Nashnels, or whether
the Nashnels have swallered us. There
hez bin swallerin and the Republican
party hez lost its grip. We are happy.
Ez Nashnels we have things egg
sackly tn soot us at tbe Corners and
throughout this seckshun. We hev
succeeded in institootin strikes in all
tbe manufacturin villages in the seck
shun, and hev all the workiogmen out
uy work and in consekent distress. At
Factryville there ain't any more factry
at all, for we burned it in the holy
croosade uy labor agin capital. In
Plainville we hev got all the mechan
ics and laborers on a strike, which hed
the deliteful and cheerin e fleck uv
throwing every woikin man out uv.
work, halleeloogy. They hev nothin
to do now but to walk about the streets
day times and lissea to our speeches
nites. And we are making it lively
for the bloted employers, yoo bet.
When men are distrest they want a
remedy and they'll take most any kind
uv medicine.
To support em we hev institootid a
provishnal bank, wich will do till tbe
fiat money is ishood. I am president
nv it and Issaker Gavitt is casheer.
Our money is simply a slip uv paper
bn..6wicB is printid,fl"-sq)crinspirin
words;- " ,. - . -:"-'-" '
"this is a dollar...
"Attest : Pbtbolkcm V. Nabby, Pres.-,
. "IasABKR Gavitt, Casheer."
Tbe only secoonty that we felt wus
necessary wuz to pledge the sacred
faith uv the Corners that it wuz a dol
lar. "Wat is it to be redeemed in?" que
ried a shoemaker to whom I offered it
for a pair uv boots, the first I hev hed
for yeers.
In nothin. It don't want to be re
deemed. To redeem it would be to
destroy its life-giving principle. Any
body kin ishoo money with gold be
hind it to redeem it your troo finan
seer is he wich kin make money wich
don't want redeemin. All yoo hev to
do witb t his money is to keep it movin.
You bump this bill onto your leather
merchant, and he'll hump it along on
somebody else, and ez long ez yoo
think it's a dollar, why isn't it?"
He took it, tho it seemed to me he
wuzn't convinst.
We ain't bothered with it at all, ez
it ain't never' to be redeemed, except
that when one bill wears out the hold
er kin come and git another in its
stead. We might retire a worn-out
bill, but ez tbat would contract the
currency we don't think it tbe best
thing to do. We want a volume uv
currency afloat ekal to the demand nv
There wuz some trouble, for a great
many f aimers didn't want to take it,
and Biscom kicked somewhat. But
we bead a remedy for this. The labrin
populasbun held a meetin and in the
sacred coz of labor agin capitle noti
fied the people that any one wich re
foozed to take the money at par wood
be to wunst hung. Under this stimu
lant Bascom took it, but he immejitly
advanced the price uv likker to fifteen
cents and a few hours after to twenty
five. We remonstrated with him about It
snd he answered us:
t,l there's going to be a era uv
prosperity I am going to share in it.
Yoo kin bev all tbe likker you want at
five cents, .old money, but if I am com
pelled to take yoor fiat money for lik
ker, yoo can't dictate to me the price I
shel ask, lor that rests with me ez a
free citizen nv the Yoonited States."
I am a just man. I acknowledged
tbe strength of bis posishun. - All I did
wuz to walk oyer to the priotia effis
and order another hundred thousand
dollars struck off and put it into cirke-
lashen to wunst. Wat we want is
money enuff.
The effeck at the Corners wuz in
stantaneous. We never bed sich a era
uv prosperity. Ez every man hed all
the mooey be wantid, work wuz gen
erally suspended, and the people give
theirselves op to enjoyment. Bascom
did a tremendous business, tbe store
keepers (all except tbe cuss Pollock
and Joe B'gler, who not only refnosed
to take tbe money but refused to be
buog), did a smashin business. Men
wich never bed a dollar in tbeir live
bed tbeir pockets fall, and ther is
nothin but tbe most cbeerfnl prospeck
abed nv us. When money kin be Lea by
pnntin it, wst is to prevent everybody
hevin all they need! Nothin. I shell
print a lot more to-morrow.
PrrnoLKxic V. Najbt,
Refoi mer and Finan seer.
From private advices, as well as from
the tone of tbe journals ia different
parts of tbe country, it is evident busi
ness prospects are better at present
than they have been for a long time.
So tbey say ia Boston, New York, Phil
adelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, St, Louis
sad all other important points of ob
servation. The only drawback ia tbe
way ia tbe pestiferous greenback agi
tation, ot which merchants and btui
neas men are complaining. There are
substantial reasons for tbe faith often
expressed that the tide is turning, and
everybody Is arranging to take advan
tage of tbe rise.
Tbe Greenbackers of St. Louis have
pat aa effectual quietus en the ambi
tion of the old political basks who
have triad to seize control of the sew
party by refusing to pat any man who
Has ever held eCos os either their
aaaalaapej or CwagraawieaaU tickets.
Ttlexleaai Kttrc
Col. Munos Compuzina has been ap
pointed prosecuting attorney in the case
of Gen. Escobedo.
A superior class of paper is being
made in Yucatan from the outside fiber
of the henequin plant.
It appears that the fo0,C00 prize of
the Ferrocartil lottery was actually
drawn by an outsider on the sixteenth.
Since the sixteenth of September of
last year thirteen veteran officers of
1S31 have died, five of whom were
The merchants of Chio.-n am Iw.
coming enthusiastically in favor of ea
tering into close commercial relations
with Mexico.
A letter dated September 17 says
that the late continued "northers" at
Vera Cruz have entirely arrested the
yellow fever.
President Diaz was represented at
the ball given by the "Circle of Work
ingmen" on the night ot the fifteenth
by Governor Cartel. ,
The bank of London and South
America ia the Citv of Mexir-n haa
just issued new $10 notes, which were
engraved in London. 7v
Gen. Escobedo has appointed Messrs.
Yidsl Custaneca y Najara, Francisco
Hernandez y Hernandez and Joaquin
Alcalde as his counsel.
The level of Lake Texacco isona
metre 007 below the lever or-th-w-city :
sad Lake Zampango is five metres 2801
higher than the same level.
The neighborhood of San Cosme ap
pears to be at the mercy ot aa organ
ized band of house robbers headed by
sn outlaw called Meclovio Escalante.
Gen. Luis Carballeda has been ap
pointed chief of police of the City of
Mexico, in the place of Mr. Manuel
Bandera, who has taken his seat ia
Mr. Ienacio MariscaL so well and '
favorably known as former Minister at
Washington, has been appointed mag
istrate of the Supreme Court ot the
Federal District.
Both houses of the national leglstC-
ture opened sessions on the sixteenth
ultimo. They were addressed by the
President of the Republic, and, through
their presiding officer, responded to
the executive.
ftenaational cross! ds have whiSDcrcd
it about that Minister Foster had dc-
. ., . , 1 1
manaea ms passports ana wouia imj..
mediately proceed out of the coup
And we are sorry to say tbst wlir
very intelligent or respectable -
are busy in circulating this idlr Vt
some worthy and credulous f
have believed it, notwithstanding -
chums to intelligence. It is iVC "
needless to pronounce tue report fits.
and preposterous. ' v '
Yellow Fever - Deaths.
The approximate list of deths from
yellow fever up to October 7 (includ
ing lmportou auta . uiJpuacu lmco; iiuv.
its first appearance tnis year
New Orleans
.. 279
.. 240
Memphis .
Grensda. .
nolly Springs
Greenville 203
Port Hudson, La
Carrolton, La
Near Patterson vllle, La..
Tbibodeaux, La.
Ta. 2ipehoe, La
Morgan City, La ..... .
Delhi, La ............ ....
Baton Rouge..
Plaquemine, La. t. .... ..
Donaldson ville,La..
Southwest Pass.
Port Gibson
Louisiana, scattering
Bovlna, Miss
Bay St. Louis, Miss
Hernando, Miss
Water Valley, Miss ..... .
Pass Christian, Miss
Jackson, Mias
Terry, Miss
Oeyka, Miss..
Winona, Mi
Mississippi City. ...............
Biloxi, Miss
Port Eads
Lake, Miss -
Ocesn Springs, Miss
Mississippi, scattering
Paris, Tenn
Mason, Tenn ,
German town
Grand Junction, Tenn....'......
Brownsville, Tenn
Collierville, Tenn .-
Lagrange, Tenn
Martin, Tenn
Somerville, Tenn
Moscow, Tenn
Williston, Tenn ,
Bartlett, Tenn
Tennessee, scattering
Hopefield, Ark
Helena, Ark
Mobile, Ala,..
Decatur, Ala..i
Tuscaloosa, Ala
Hickman, Ey
Louisville ,
Kentucky, scattering.
New York
St. Louis.......
Gallipolis and vicinity.
Washington, D. C.
Chicago . .
Total. .
Dr. George M. Beard provides con
solation for overworked men by pub
lishing la the Christian Union an argu
ment tbat it is perilous to retire too
soon from business. "It is a physio
logical law," be says, "that the system
can oaly adapt itself to new environ-
ments gradually. Sudden and violent
changes In external conditions react at
first unfavorably, and tbe suoaegent
adaptation is tbe resnlt of struggle .nx"
pain aad sometimes of permanent and
aenons injury. The-brain that has
been active several hours daily
through a long life amid tbe preasures
and rivalries of a great city, if de
prived of the customary conditions
for its activity, or of some satisfactory
substitute, turns in opon itself ; hence
those who bsve retired from active em
ployments are often fussy and unhap
py ; their lives are spent io trifle which
to tbem seem enormous, snd troubles,
which in the days of their toil they
would have brushed away without a
thought, become serious and sometimes
fatal afflictions." Dr. Beard has anon
many cases of serious menu! oppres
sion caused by sudden retirement from
active pursuits, end bis advice is that
bnii nets be given np gradually, it
place ia tbe mind being takea by ret-
so&able diversions.
St. Louis RepvUica : The bnildir?
Of the Northern aad the Texas Pec is
would undoubtedly be tbe surest and
most economical method of settiis
forever tbe Indian qneatlon, and a
both these great enterprises can b
achieved without taking a dollar front
tbe national treasury, tbe sooner tbe
work is done tbe better it wiu be for
tbe country and its troublesome wards.
Cicm. Oidarm J. Pillow, af Tesr.fi.
see, brigadier general in the late C n
federate army, died oa the eighth in
stant, at Lis plantation, at the
ot 8C jTraaeU river, Ark ansae.
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