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OTTIZOIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. "L. II-NO 64. NEW ORLEANS. THIURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. . . .... . , , , i ii III I I II I III I Ii-- ·.- ..- -- ----- i---- ... .. .. . i .-- i i --- -----U-- -------: ]- - -- - . . . . . i-----Y -- ... .._ =.- S i a -- Ol : II LI--._Lt - i lln l TE L E API.» Y TUELEGtAHi'1. COTH 80U 'll. E4 the National liepubllcan on the Situation. _e aaent mate UGoernments of the ,South Not to be Inter S fred With, [tpeoi. i to .. O, Timesr , Feb. t.-The following published in the N~tlonal Bo a of this city, the Prelsdent's have coaued a profound sensation elpublioaa politioiane: View of the prospect that the ad tiation is to remain in the hands Pepublloan party, it may not be late to suggant some changes Volloy. which, in our opinion. @oharaoterite the conduct of the meat. Thbro l no longer any to hold the North and South but everything to oeunsel union t oay, andasa first step toward a desirable consummation, we Ion favor of leaving the present giovernments of the South to sue 1temseives or perish, just as the shall be.for or against them, to it only that violenoe is re and pease preserved. We are of inviting Southern statesmen, the oonuldenoe and support of people, to the counsel of the ad wwi politiral era dawned upon publloan party yesterday. The statesmen, the true and the boldly put themselves upon .a being against any attempt to the decision of the judicial tribu thwart its result. the bravest and wisest act that been recorded in the annals of po history for half a century. It or to the South and credit to ) sbnhood and lntegrit of her peo. artioles are known to have the val of the Prosident and his most t trioends, and are creating a iatinse interest. The preldeon so.nuat has become a secondary to the new political departure administration," t. ILes, New Orleans and Bras lian Llue Bill Passed by t ie eunate. iub.aliaus P'roumise to Fester Mouth era aiterests to the Future. ft Alys Hopes on the Oregon Case. pe |all to N. O. Demoorat,] Geroxt, Feb. 21.--Senator Bogy's ftt4 New Orleans and Brazilian as bill passed the Senate to-day. Is of the vote will show that ablo1as have begun to carry policy of fostering Southern In ormed part of the agree rD7 whicoh filibustering was pre and by which Hayes' peaceable will be made possIble. A I this bill could not have got htes In the Senate. Hoadley is sanguine of success ease, but nobody else has Il it. a. . Intends to close the ease to-marrow. It will doubtless 'bya simple resolution that the tesar of Oregon be counted for sbloh will be carried by a vote to seven. The Tribunal does on ceremony. BUOnLt. OREUON. Case Before the Tribunal. 01Y Game of teven Up SWherein the Dem. esrate Are Ate Up. ' 9 fpeaiato N. O. Democrat.] " x, Feb. 21, 1:15 p. m.-The have just separated on Ore the case has gone to the thod of procedure will be sub the same as Drediated in these several days ago. The Dehn formally exhaust the case, no hope of a favorable £ ~ favorable Commlttee op Appropriations, reported back the danoeita appropriation bill, with sundry amendments, Placed on the calendar, IMS MLUCTOIAL TRlIIrtNAiL. The Oregon (Case KNaehed. WAsntIxotI, Feb. 21.--Both houses voted to oaUnt Nevada, The count pro. greased pidly, until Oregon was reached, when the full reading of the document was demanded. The creden tiale of the Hayes electors is certified to by a notary publi. Attached is a full report of the elections by counties, cer tilled by the eoretary of State., There are fifty-nine avowed Irrecon cileables in the House. They may minoor. porate in their objection to South Caro ina tihe evidence taken in that State by the bongressional Committee, and in slst upon its being read. This will consume five day . There is abundant machinery to defeat the law it the minority insist upon the ad vantages, which parliamentary law gives them. It Is Impossible to say what may happen. Gov. Grover, in certificates, makes no mention of Watts. Grover's verbiage is "eligible electors," and names Cronin as having received the highest number of votes, Those papers are, in all respects similar to those of the other States, and give 1laye. two votes and Tilden one. Senator Mitchell opened as objector on the Rlepublican side. Objections read and houses separated. The objections to Watts close with the assertion that on the 6th of December he held the offloe of Postmaster, an oline of trust and profit under the United States. ANIOTIIHK INZltISIIIIEB IELCTOR. nuxler, or onuth (Carolina, an Uilnnate uralised Allen. Nrw Youx, Feb. 91,-The Herald Washington special says: It is under stood Tia Huxley, one of Hayes' elec. tore from South Carolina, who arrived here to-day from Charleston in cus tody of the Hergeant-at-Arms of the House, Is an allen, who has never taken out naturalization papers. HOWE's t0MM5IT53i?. The Louisiana rieturns Confused and Contradletory. WAutI1oxT3N1, Feb. 1,.- Howe's com mittee commenced on Honore's Louis. lana documents. Webster parish was opened. The papers were so confused and contradictory that the committee shirked the work and referred the whole matter to Col. Burke and Counsellor Oavanno for the Democrats, and Judge Davis and Mr. Abell, clerk of the le turning Board, for the RIepublicans, to epitomnlie the whole matter. Thisa will occupy two days, and the committee adjourned until these gen. tlemen are ready to report progress. This delays indelfnitely Senator Howe'i report, upon which It was hoped by the Republlcans the President would act. Mr. Uarksdale Testlfles Ceneerlnng the roeltieal Conditlon of that state. WASNimOTON, Feb. 21,-lIon, E. Barks. dale, Tilden elector at large and mem ber of the National Democratic Com. mittee, testliled concerning Mississippi affairs. Entire good feeling has been established under Democratic rule. He had participated in the canvasses of 1875 and 1876 and had knowledge of how they were conducted. The Demo. orate promised the colored people pro tection in their rights,' and impartial laws, and ohe promise was keptby the Democratic Legislature, as declarod by colored 'Republican members at the close of the last two sessions. Witness was consulted by members of the Democratic committee of Hinds and Lee counties during the canvass of 1876, and never heard or duplicate keys for ballot boxes until the appearance of Leater's statement. Has inquired of the election managers and members of the committee, and they deny either knowledge or use of double keys, and have expressed a desire to testify to that effect. ILECTIONR1. The Clty Elections in Philadelphia and Pltlsbrlg. PITrasnuo, Feb. 21.--The Democrats elected the mayor and comptroller; the Republicans elected the treasurer. PartLADLPaHAr Feb. 21.-Stokely, the Republican candidate, is elected mayor by about 3000 majority. FORElGN NEww. Debate In the English Parliament. LONDON, Feb. 21.--Durlng a debate Lord Derby said, it once the powers are assured that peace is hopeless, there is every reason to fear that the great en ergy which now induces them to strain every nerve to avert war, will lead them in the future to say this question must be settled once for all. Tuat is the ter rible danger. The Earl of Beaconsfield challenged the opposition to propose a distinct mo tion. A Radleal President. Paus, Feb. 21.-De Verdier an ex tremist, has been elected President by the municipal council. Geleral Amanesty. MADaID, Feb. 21.-It is stated that the minority intend to recommend the King to proclaim general amnesty. Peace Certain. PAnts, Feb. 21.-Turkish dispatches represent that peace with the princi palities is regarded certain. A TERRIBLE STORM. Devastation on the English and French Ceasts. LoNDON, Feb. 21.-The Shipping Ga zette of last evening, contains fearful re ports of loss during the storm Monday night; thirty vessels,I many of them with their entire crews, have been sac rificed to the fury of the gale. At Deal Bridgewater and Chatam the storm was severe. Communication by mail steam ers was entirely interrupted by the storm between the English and French coasts and Channel Island. The ship Rawantree is ashore on the Welsh coast and will probably prove a total loss. The storm raged all Mond ty night over Cornwall, and was exceedingly destruc tive at Penzano, and over Mount's Bay. between Land's Ends and Lizard Head, also destructive on shore. Its area was exceptionally extensive. It raged on .d greatwhor ert of the British Isentra ai4 the whoo of rthera and al 'JIlE IETURNINO BOARID. Kennedy's Tertimony Corrobor atlve of Kennor's A Record Against the Returning Board Being Made Up for Use In the quo Warranto Against Hanyes Some of the EceantrlcitlUs of the JRelnrn ing iloard's Iteturns. I8tleltal to the ?. 0. l)etlu rut.l WA.IINaToW, Feb. l1, --, Kennody's testimony to.day was corroborative or that previously given by Kenner, and added tmuoh strength to the record being made up against the Iteturning Board, Of course none of this record can have any bearing now upon , the national result, bitt it may bncome use. ful in onse the proc eing. t in quio war rantto are instituted, as intimnated in last night's dispatches. Burke and (Javanac spent the after noon going over tbo original returns from the twenty-two parlshes which are now in the hands of the Honato Committee. These returns show all sorts of tampering with the vote. Homo have whole polls struck out, either on the strength of er!. poet facto affldavits, or without any affidavits at all. Others have aubstraetions made from the foot. Inge of each poll, arbitrarily and with out a shadow of exouse. In some oases Oatvanao diseovered that a certain sum had been substracted from the aggre. gate footings of the parish without any statement whatever as to why It was done, or at what poll or polls the sub stracted votes were returned. This ex amination will form one of the strong est features of the reoord that is being made up. BlUEtt,. -------**r~-·- TiiE TRIBUNAL ADJOUitRNEID. The Ore~gon CVet Will be Taken Up Toelaey. [peoasl to N. O. Demonorst, WAIUntOTor1, Feb. 21.-The Tribunal adjourned at 10:30 p. m. until to-mor row morning, abandoning the original intention to sit the Oregon case out to night. There is no signilicance in the adjournment; tho result is predeter mined, and adjournment only defers it a few hours. Ihmir,. .. ...-- .4i ti!,,- ....... NOUT'IIEIIN ANI) NtOITIIEII I)EMIJ Editor Democrat-Correspondente at the capital, who catch their inspiration generally from those nearest the throne, are growing exessively critical of the course of the Mouthern Dome orate. We are told even by our own and usually well iunformed.correspond. ent, that there has been and now exists a state of "harlotry" among them, and that the agents of Gov. Hayes are the seducers. This is a serious charge, and either the specific offense should be estab. lished and exposed, or the "opinion makers" of the national capital should cease their slanders. It is a terrible thing for a Southern man to be arraigned before the North ern Democracy on a charge of "har lotry l" What the leaders of the North ern Democracy do not know about that crime is not down in the political law books. But history has done them full justice, and it is needless now to en large on that point. We desire to come to the charge against Southern Demo orats. It is that they are not solidly and blindly shutting out the grave ne ceesities of their own constituencies, in their adhesion to the fate of the party asl represented by office-seekers of the Northern Democracy. For eight years all the infamies evolved from the ignorance and vice of negro majorities,imisled, corrupted, instructed in plunder, and inflamed to hate and outrage by Northern educa ted depravity, have been inflicted upon Southern communities. Has the North ern Democracy held the shield of its strength before the breast of the wronged and suffering South? Has even the voice of the Northern Democ racy potent as it is, through popular opinion, been heard to expose and de nounce these outrages upon constitu tional right and individual liberty ? Unquestionably no l It is true, here and there a true hand and an unbought and unsullied soul has raised voice and pen to brand the infamies engendered of sectional hate, and permitted to run riot over the fair South for years by the equally guilty indifference or purchasqd lethargy of the Northern Democracy. But the pleading and prostrate South has been spurned from the foot of the throne, and even the tale of her woes, when, in sheer desperation, our com mittees and publications were thrust upon the unwilling attention of the Northern Democracy, was but half be lieved and soon thrust aside as a bore. The writer, at the convention of the Northern Democracy at Baltimore in 1872-for the Southern Democrats were mere lookers-on-attempted to show the desperate difficulties hedging about our State campaign. We said the man who had plundered the people and de bauched the polities of our State fot eight years, and who still held, in "these fingers," the ballets to be controlled against the Democrats on the State ticket, also stood read to control the same ballots for Qx If ire in the vote Sour support of the Nailonal tiuket, I hope you will be reconstructed over agan, and orushed out worse than you were before," It is true that, when the writer thanked him for his frank ex pression and assured him it fully as. corded, In his judgment, with the views of tthe average Northern Democrat, the gentleman at once withdrew and apol ogided for his language; but we all thought it came from tle heart. When at last the good and true of the North ern men spread the Infamies of the Na tional Government over the people of the South broadcast, and we found a hearing through the press, the people rallied and a Democratlo Conservative House was eleoted. What then? Why, so little hold had the Northern Democracy on popular sentiment North, or, more properly, so fully did the Northern Democracy sym pathlze in the Radical susliolons of the South, that during the whole session the 8outhern members were regularly muzzled by the Northern Democracy, When indeed one or two, goaded by the insults of the brutal bull[eoft the ring of political harlots who control the national government, boldly defended their section against the lying taunts of the Radicals in the House, the truth was permitted to be smothered, and the In. ratinle on the 8outh continued lest the Northern Democracy should lose their hold on the prospective national flesh potel When at last the Houth, by herio offorts and groat sacrll.es hatd, tmuas sisted, brought up such a fair and full contributlon of electoral votes as to place the national sceptre once more within the grasp of the party, the Northern Democracy cowered before the threats of executive usurpation by force, and senatorial ring usurpation by fraud and perjury, and p opoused an easy and "peaceable method" of get ting rid of the Radfloal bullies l Houthern men were mere instru ments, the Northern Democracy touched the strings, and the NatloA l Returning Board supplemented tl l infamous prototypes of the statos ulti der Radical rule. Is the record complete ? Not quite. Goaded by the miseries of their con stituents, knowing the rapacity'of the local pensioners on the Radical party and desirous of shielding in some small measure the people of their own mis governed and plundered States, the Southern members look to alliances with the men to whom the folly or cow ardice of the Northern Democracy has given the sceptre. Anti now, the vials of Northern Democratic wrath and no dignation are ordered to the front, and the whole crow of special statesmen, who "make publito opinion," are in structed to tell the world what the Northern Democrats think of Southern )eonocrats who go "'harloting" with Hayes 1 Q. The Democratic Prims Vac'o Cs(e ran only be Overcome by Evidence 'Allunde." Editor Democral--I agree fully with you as to the position which Justice Blradley has heretofore taken In h's de eisions, as a member of the Electoral Commission, as you have stated it in commenting on nay communication published in yesterday's DaMM)Culr, and yet I am hopeful. I quote from your comment, (which, I think, states his position correctly and succintly): * * "The position heretofore taken by Bradley was not that the certiflcate of the Governor alone was conclusive as to the facts cer tillfied, but that it became conclusive when shown to have been based upon and issued in accordance with the find ing of the Canvassing Board." In other words, thatunder the limited jurisdiction of the Commission, the EUovernor's certificate, supported by the finding of the Canvassing Board, made a perfect case. Such was the case in Florida and Louisiana. In Oregon it is different. In that State, the Governor certifies that three certain electors, two for Hayes and one for Tilden, were duly appointed; on the other hand, the can vass of the votes by the Secretary of State shows that a majority of the votes cast were polled for three different electors, all for Hayes. Here is a con filet between the two, certainly not that agreement which would make the fact as to who were appointed conclusive, or a perfect case for either set of electors. Now, then, is the certificate of the Gov ernor to be ignored entirely, and the finding of the Canvassing Board alone to be deemed conclusive, if, indeed, there is any way by which that finding can even get before the Commission legally ? Icertainly find no such doctrine laid down in the decisions in the Florida and Louisiana cases. My opinion is (for I have hot seen the reasons given by him for his decisions) that Justice Bradley pays great deference to the gubernatorial certificates; that he thinks that of itself, it presents a prima facie case, and, if corroborated by the finding of the Canvassing Board, is conclusive. But while I do not think that he will recognize the gubernatorial certificates and reject the finding of the Canvassing Boar i, yet I do believe thht to decide the issue raised between the two, he must go beyond that jurisdic tiot ,to which the Commission has so strictly limited itself; that to ascertain whether or not the statement of the Secretary of State that a majority of votes were cast for the three Hayes electors is true, the Governor's certifi cate to the contrary notwithstanding, he will have to enquire clearly aliunde, *r declare neither set of electors fully and properly accredited, and decline to count the vote of the State for either party. Let Gov. Hayes beware of aliunde, for it may prove a two-edged sword. We stand before the Commission on the gubernatorial certificate, which de clares that three eligible electors, two for Hayes and one for Tilden, were duly appointed; our case is a prima facie one; to overthrow it. the onus is upon our opponents. If Justice Bradley holds that our certificate is not concla sive, then there are nosOregon electors, ¶lee8 the gpublio . elbk* ak a em Wes. IIow It will be Celebrated To-Day at the St. Lous Hotel,. The Military Therein will be Ali lowed to Turn Out. By Special Permiulon. By special favor, which the De~sMtPca acknowledges that it does not deserve, but for whioh it is, nevertheless, thank ful, M. 3. Packard, Governor of the St. Louis Hotel, has furnished us with a programme of the ceremonies to be held in his territories, to celebrate In gttber natorlal style the memorable r1A of February. Before going any further, we are apply to inform an anxious publio that S. 13's wounds are rapidly doing better, antld that he will soon be able to get out of the it. Loutis Hotel and take hie long meditated trip UtP sALT rCItIR. At 11 a. m. sharp the variotus patriots who are to take part in the pageant will assomble in the vestibule on the lower floor, the right resting on the foot of the front stairoase; the balance, if there be any, or whatever it may be, will form anywhere in the Immediate neighborhood of the right. Fifteen or gan-grinders have been retained at im mense cost, TO Bt PAID IN WARItRA'TS, and will grind forth the most approved patriotic three-for-five-cents tunes. The pageant will move in the follow lug order: A heavy advance guard composed of the survivors of the bloody Ninth of January, under command of Field Mar shal Loan (by himself.) MUSat (As AnOVM ) His Excellency's body guard a chosen band of Nubian warriors, marching in hollow square, Ills Excellency in person leaning upon the arm of 111s PRIVATE AM.ASSIN, who will bear as insignia of office a pint bottle of ubsynth in one hand, and a cheap pistol in the other. Tin STATUM QUO, leading by the hand a diminutive but promising "quo warranto," and escorted on ether side by a pair of gigantto and flerce "aitundes." Eliza Pi'nkston, if she can be procured for the occasion. N. 1.--.he also is doing as well as could be expected under the circum stances. Ouachita bulldozers in chains. TUIIMRI DItOADFM.s of Metropolitan Police, Lieut. Gen. A. ,. Badger commanding. N. 1.-The command has been spe cially rectuited for the occasion, and by a fair count, (not made by the Return. lang Board) averages a full force of five men to each brigade. Convalescents from the small-pox corps, carried on litters, 8mythe, M. D., corn manding. Pie and pea-nut venders. Unattached, including legislators, of high and low degree, and political bummers from the country, waiting for recognition. Mlike Hahn in corin mand. The St. Louis Hotel Fire Department, composed of ONS DABOOuKc EsNOINE. H. T. Lawler, Chief Engineer. A SMALL DO OR TWO. Little darkles, with squirt-guns. N. B.-Little Antoine, having been entirely forgotten by 8. B. in the make up of this pageant, is supposed to take any place that he can get, which he will doubtless do. THE ROUTE. The procession will move at the sig nal of three shots fired into Packard's knee cap by his Private Assassin. It will move up the stairs into the large vestibule leading into the executive chambers, and thence by a roundabout way into the Senate Chamber, where a pair of clean socks will be presented to Antoine by the ladies of the hotel. THIS IMPOSING CEREMONT over, the procession, reforming, will march twice around the gallery above the court, then descend to the fountain, where it will be disbanded after the proper and customary telegrams to Washington for recognition. N. B.--No persons will be admitted to witness the pageant unless they have been either recognized or vaccinated. A FIGHST FO LIFE. A WVhite man SlalrIe-Haded Repulses the Attack of a Large land of Sleux. [Fom the Hayes City sentinel.] By Mr. Henry Tilley, of Ness county, we learn the particulars of an Indian fight which occurred four weeks ago, in what is known as the "Cone," at the mouth of Sand creek, about sixty-five miles west of Ness postoffice. in which Dr. Tichenor killed four Sioux Indians, and was himself wounded. The Doctor and a man named Dickinson were out in that section of the country poisoning wolves, and had built a temporary dug out in which to store their skins and provisions. A few days previous to the fight Dickinson had taken their team and gone into the settlement after pro visions, leaving the doctor to run the camp. The doctor was asleep in his dug-out on the morning of the third day of Dickinson's departure, when he was awakened by a slight noise at the door. Thinking the intruder was a skunk or a wolf, he took up his gun and opened the door, to be confronted by a man, and that man was a Sioux brave, but at that time it was so dark that he could distinguished little more than the outlines. He demanded his business when the brave turned and fled; sad as the doctor stepped ztsiude to get sa hot at him he was whom Tlohenor thinks was the aohlf, from hie dress, ca.n to the dagtout g ~e - in a white ras, and It broi.n Inglish demanded his surrend, Lhenor told him there were t . men in the dug-owt, well armed .it prepared to gbt, snd refused to sOt render. The chief commenpod tO. threaten, and told be valiant d6otr he would have hi soap. This the d though to be a deolarltkm of war, esi shot the red man dead in hi. tmekr-, and at the very door of the dug The entire band then rushed In, were driven bhas by several well. rooted shots, The next maneuver the assailants was an attempt to s1 bao hm out by bumltng buffalo pe@ and the wood work of the d out. From his position in t dug.out he could not see the Indies who was superintending the confliarcl tlion department, and knowing that if : stop was not put to it he was "a goner, he made a dash for the outside. ktMe the buffalo chips aside and exohsange shots with the head fresman, who was making traok, for his comrades, killing him instantjy, and recolved a bullit through th@ lower part of his person. This man fell within five feet of his dug. out door. Then commenced a long. range shooting match in whiht! the doctor is confident ois killed two more and wounded one. This waskelt up during theday, but to ward the night fall a terrible snow and wind storm came up, driving the red metn to the south and snowing the bravo man in Had it not been for this they wotu eventually have got him, for his wound though not dangerous, ilnmpsoitae him for nighting. He lay in bed for three days, suffering severely. At the expira tion of sixteen days the weather moder ated, and he started on foot for the set tiements, reaching them In safety, and brlnging trephies of one of the mosea remarkable Eghts on record. Though wounded but once, the doctor recet several bullets through his olothirg. and during his subseqtent stay pioleed forty bullets out of the walls of the dug-out. -----*4*'.-- LET U1 SAVE OUR MT ITL. Asm.AIsD PAirTATtLON, 1 Conoordia Parish, La., Feb. 20, 1.77. I Editor Democrat-I have just read li your Issue of the 17th the artiOle headed, "Where are We to Stand?* It seems to me that your reasoning r so clear and so lucid that everyone who feels the least Interest In this unfor tunate State will fully agree with .ooe Have we not bowed down to Dsal long enough? We have followed our Northern Dem ocratle friends to the very brink of ruoi, and still they say to us: "Hold on- koeep the peace-we will stand by you," Yes and they have, until we can stand no longer, Our fr end.s at the North first offered us the great war Governor of Now York to vote for in 1908. Well, we voted for him. Then, In 1872, they offered us "Horace Greeley." We some of us even got him down but the struggle was so gra that it killed him. Time passed on and in 187e Mr. Tilden was offered, as he : was not, by any means, the favorite Ao this people. Yet we elected him unde the most adverse gircumstances, sa supposed and hoped we had passed from under the "yoke;" but, alas, not Our friends say submit to fraud-anp- . t/hing rather than fight. They knew the South, up 'to tbhe Ohio and Milssis sippi rivers, were "solid" for Tildes, and yet they would rather submit than , thban fight. If the constitution alit liberty of a country are not worth fight ing for, then indeed the end must be near. The question with us now is, can we save our State? I say we can and must. States rights seem to be most fully In dorsed by the great "returning board," and we should profit by its deolelon, and the 5th of March is not far off. rEADY. TUIB T4ORlM. The Vessels Wreekee Of Cape Kay, CAtr MAT, Feb. 21.--The schooser Annie Westbrook, from Baltimore, with corn, came ashore four miles north of here, at Hereford Inlet in a sinking condition last night and is a total loe.. The schooner E. 8, Newman, Capt. New .. man, from Matanzas to New York, came ashore at $ a. m. on Cox's Shoal, with 584 hogsheads of sugar. The crew was saved. No insurance on the vessel or cargo. The crews of the life-savin stations Nos. 38 and 39, rendered prompt assistance. If fair weather con tinues they will probably get her of ae the vessel is in good condition. A Phenomenal Pear Tree.. [MoLean (Ky.) Progress.] We have heard of none that equal h size the huge pear tree on the premlmes of Mrs. JulIa Pitts, four and a half miles from Calhoon,, on the Owensboro road. The tree was planted by Mrs. Fitt. in 1811-sixty-six years ago-who still lives to partake of its fruit, though now is very delicate health. The tree bea reached the huge dimensions of eight feet in circumference, and in the sixty years in which it has been hearing there have probably been from seven hundred to eight hundred bushels of fruit gathered from its branches, many of which were sold by Mr. Winm. A. Fitts, of this county, when but a small boy, to the people of the then flourlshingK.wn of Bumsey, this place being a wwe ness. A little four-year-old boy who had been taught his letters at home and felt his importance, on going to school was called up by the teacher, who asked: "Can you read, my boy?' The little fellow stood amazed for a moment at the impertinence of the question, and then exclaimed: "Hain't you got cheek!" The Grand Duke Alexis gave a grand entertainment to about three hundred citizens and officers of the United States navy and army Tuesday afternoon, on board the Russian frigate ltvetiana, at Norfolk, Va. A majority of the guaet. were ladies. The banquet was elabotl ate, and dancing was indulged in.