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,7 AMB§”K. BATTENFIELD, Edlt^T DEVOTED TO LOCAL, POLITICAL, COMMERCIAL, AGRICULTURAL AND LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. j I*. F. .JOUK,MUM »*«!.«»«*r. VOL. 1. RUSSELLVILLE. ARK.. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 7, 1875. NO. :?7 T HE DEMOCRAT. lb Eussellvills Printing; Association, Publishers and Proprietors. Office Up stairs, Battenfleld Building, East Main Street .7. K. BATTEN FIELD,-Editor. —The Marshal (Texas) News has suspende publication. _500 bales of cotton had been weighed at the city scales in Pine Bluff up to Sept. 30th. _The Batesvillc Republican of Sept. 29th comes out on a half sheet. No cause assigned. —The Weekly Shreveport Times has changed publication day from Friday to Thursday. —The Fayetteville Democrat has entered upon its eighth year. May it be its most useful and prosperous. —Little" Rock had another fire Friday night—this time on Main street, between 3d and 4th. Loss from #7000 to if 12000. —The Pine Bluff Press has a correspondent from Desha count)', who suggests the name of Maj. Woodruff for our next governor. —lion. David Walker offers a prize of live dollars for ten of the largest ears of corn grown in Washington county during the present year. —Edgar Snowden, editor and proprietor of the Alexandria Ga zette, died at his home in Alex andria, Va., on the 29th ult., in the 65tli year of his ago. —The annual meeting of the Grand Council of Temperance Reform will convene at Harmony Council Hall in Van Huron, on the second Thursday in October, —There will be a re union of Brooks’ Regiment at Prairie Grove, Washington county, on the 30th of Oct., 1875. Wc pub lish the call in another place in to-day’s paper. —The Arkansas Sentinel says there are rumors to the purport that a new paper will soon be started at Fayetteville in the in terests of the Christian denomi nation. —The Washington Telegraph publishes a list of 31 names of citizens from 70 to 88 years of age, who have been residents of Hempstead from 19 to 59 years. Undisputable evidenceof a healthy > climate. —Through specials to the New York Herald we gain the intelli gence that the famous African explorer, Henry M. Stanley, at the head of the Herald and Tele graph expedition, was at Kagelnji on the 1st of March, safe and well. —The Forest City Times of the 25th ult., contained a well written report of the trip of the editor to the Grand Lodge of I. O. G. T. which was held at our sister town of Dardanelle on the 23d idt. The irtitor paid a handsome com pliment to the hospitality of the citizens of both Dardanelle and Russellville. —President Grant’s letter, dated Sept. 22d, accepting the resignation of lion. G. Delano, Secretary of the Interior, assigns ns the reason for no earlier ac ceptance, the fact that the Sec retary was, in his opinion, un justly persecuted through the public press. —We hope all the merchants of North West Arkansas will freight their merchandise by the way of the L. It. A F. S. R. R. We understand the road across the Huston Mountain lias been great ly improved and notwithstanding it is a good distance to haul from Altus, wo doubt not the North West will receive their freight as » > heap or cheaper by this route Ilian to transport it over other roads. OUR WANTS TO-DAY. Until within a very recent pc riod the great want of Arkansas j lias been a good, firm, and just State government—an administra tion of State afTairs which would be conducted for the good of the people of Arkansas—one whose actions and policy would be shap ed by motives of patriotism, and devotion to the fortunes of the State and the true interest of the people. For a long period after we resumed our place under the | Stars and Stripes as a State of the j Union, the administration of our j State govermcnt was such that we felt that we were butsuhjuga-! ted provinces, and that the boast- ( ed glory of our republican form , of government was a farce, and j her pretended guarantee of jus-‘ tice, equality and freedom to her j people, but a tantalizing mockery. The treatment we received from ' the General Government did: not have a tendency to dissipate ' the gloom that surrounded us. The great want which was felt and participated in by every in telligent citizen of Arkansas, was a good stable, state government, and a return of our rights and im munities of which we had been disfranchised so long. We felt that until this was secured there was Jittlc to labor for, to exert ourselves for, or to hope for. Of what account did we deem the products of our industry and la bor if wc were to live as mere serfs, deprived of all the rights of Freemen? Patience, forbearance and long suffering—such as has never been exceeded in any land pretending to be under the benign influence of an enlightened re-; giine—has at length brought an end to the dark night of gloom, and wc now have a state govern ment which is all that wc have so long yearned for. And still we have wants—still we feel and know that there must be something done to give our State and people that prosperity which is needful to recuperate our wasted fortunes, and place us up on a more advanced footing. The want that we now experience is not a political want. It is poli tics that has played sad havoc with us already, and we now have other wants.. Our good State ad-j ministration, good as it is will not give us that individual thrift ] which now constitutes our great want. The best administered govern ment in the world is not going to fill our purses, build our barns and graneries, fill them with the golden grain and build us up in dividually. The great howl of a “sound cur ! renev,” “resumption of specie payment,” “contraction of our, rag-money,” and all that, is not going to do for us what must now be done before we ran prosper. We care little in what shape our uuiiui inuc r>u ii v* in uui dollar debt, buy our dollar’s worth of bread and meat and pay our dollar’s taxes. Our want is not here. The dependence upon immigra tion will not do, either. Immi gration will come to our country after awhile, and after while wc will have one of the greatest states of the Union, but until that afterwhile arrives, we must be up and doing. An occasional excur : sion of prospecters from other States will not supply the present j want. And not even nn editorial ex cuision into our state consisting of all the quill drivers of the 1 whole country, and all the blow | ing they may do when they rc I turn home, will do us. All this may and will help 11s 1 after awlnle, l'uo video, we do our • duty, by coming squarely up to the want of the present time. All this will bear fruits for our good if we will do for ourselves that 1 which no one else can do for us. What we now must have is in , dividual action. We must first help ourselves. We must make the thrift and prosperity of our people the attraction which ulone. combined with the excellency of •our soil, will draw other labor and muscle which is necessary to develop our vast resources. We must learn habits of industry, frugality and thrift. We must learn to accumulate. We must learn that “without great labor there is no excellence.” There i3 more in this than there is in all the gold of California, all the ex cursions in the world and all the advice of politicians combined. We must learn to labor and to direct our labor in that channel! which will make it most remuner ative. And after we learn that we must labor, we must learn to accumulate the proceeds of labor. We must live sober, frugal, and at peace with one another. This, is our great want. This will \ give individual prosperity. Indi- j vidual prosperity will make a j prosperous country, and prosperi ty will give happiness. When, our people shall have applied j themselves to this, and learned to j put it into practice, they will find ; they have done for themselves i that which all the “hard-pan” croakers, all the politicians and all the good government in the, world cannot do. They will find that it is the good people and the i prosperous people, that make the good and prosperous country and government, and not the reverse. ! HEALTHY. lL is nun giuniting tu sec the powers that be, conduct; themselves in such a manner, and | regulate their actions and oolicy i so wisely, that they will command the respect and confidence of not only political friends, but even ot political opponents also. It is a healthy sign and shows that pa triotism and good will toward the masses prevail, in the councils of our rulers more than partyism and political connivance. And we be. lieve the time is coming when each administration will be re spected and have the confidence of the people just in proportion as they consult the public good re gardless of party policy and the wishes of scheming politicians. We think we have ample cause to feel proud of our present State administration in tnis respect And we think it does credit to ■ our political opponents to lay aside their party predilections and lend a cordial support to the ex isting officials, and to accord to them that degree of credit which is due them. We are glad to see evidences that there is a disposi tion of this kind springing up. Everybody will remember V. V. Smith, a gentleman, the mention of whose name will not call up any very pleasant recollections. Well, this same V. V. Smith has written a letter to the Texarkana Democrat in the course of which he takes occasion to utter the fol lowing sensible words: “As near as I can judge, Garland is making ii nnml imvprnnr. and is entitled to the support of the Republicans who desire the State to prosper, and peace to reign supreme with in its borders. At one time 1 feared that if the Democrats ob tained control of the State Gov ernment they would persecute those w ho so persistently fought them. In this, I am glad to know that I was mistaken.” These are sensible words and do credit to the candor of the writer. We can admire even in a political opponent that candor which will actuate him to give due credit to on j whom lie has bitterly opposed, and who will give such sensible advice to his party associates. Really, to the country and the people it matters not by what name our olllcials may he known so that they rule wisely and for the general good.. If they do this they are entitled to the good will and wishes of all parties. Truly, we feel a degree of pride in believing that wher ever pure democracy is in the as cendency, the people will rejoice, but we do not think that any party should be made a shrine at which to worship. The only shrine at which freemen should worship is the shrine of pure pa triotism which alone can bring the blessings of good government. BLOCKADE AGAINST CIV ILIZATION AND COM MERCE. • Ex-Gov. Fletcher, of Missouri, one of the Sioux commissioners, having announced himself in favor of “removing the Sioux to ! the Indian Territory,” the St. Souis Republican says: “Let it then be known now, that Missouri repudiates Gov. Fletch er’s recommendation. We have enough to contend with already, with the half tame Indians of the territory, who do so much to im pede the progress of civilization and commerce, and we protest most solemnly against the pro posed removal of the wild Indians of the plains, for the undoubted purpose of strengthening and per petuating this blockade.” All Arkansas indorses the Re-1 publican’s protest.—Arkansas ! Gazette. Most emphatically she does. What in the name of common sense do we want with a pack of painted savages located at our very doors. Arkansas gets the reputation as she is, of having a population rough, unrestrained and savage enough, without hav ing added to the weight we hav° to carry, the depredations and lawlessness of a set of uncivilized , red-skins, and the tremendous ex- j pense of suppressing the depreda- j tions which they would commit on our border citizens. Let all such recommendations be repudiated, no matter from whom they come. THE NOVELTY OF WEST ERN ENTERPRISE. At the County Fair of Eaton county, Michigan, held at Char lotte during last week the follow ing premiums wore offered, and we presume there was a good deal of fun over the awarding of the same: To the girl not over 20 who shows the best sample of mending .$5.00 “the best Speller. 6.00 “ the best Whistler. 5.00 “ the girl who makes the best Bread. 5.00 “ the person who brings the largest Cat. 5.00 “ the politician who never told a Lie .10.00 “ the Wife who never scolded her lluskaml . 10.00 “ the Woman with the longest Hair . 5.00 “ the bov who exhibits the best trained Colt. 5.00 “ the man who brings the most women and girls from 15 to 00 to the Fair. 10.00 “ the homeless Old Maid who never wanted a Husband . . 5.00 “ the prettiest and best Baby under 3 years. 5.00 “ the Homliest Man. 5.(0 “ the Handsomest Woman 5.00 “ the Woman who has been longest without a New Dress. 10.00 “ the best looking Editor present. 5.00 The following is the text of the hymn sung with sucli great effect by Mr. Sanljey during the great revival meetings held by lnmself and Mr. Moody in England and elsewhere. The hymn was writ ten by a Scotch lady and Mr. San key himself composed the air to which he sang it: Then* were ninvtv nhd nine that safely lay | lint one was out on the hill1 away Far oft1 from the gates «»f gold; Away on the mountains wild and bare, Away from the tender Shepherd’s care. Zord, thou bast here thy ninety and nine, Are they not enough for thee? Hut the Shepherd made answer this of mine Has wandered away from me. And although the road be rough and steep 1 go to the desert to Und my sheep. Hut none of their ransomed ever knew How deep were the waters crossed, Nor how dark was the night the Lord passed through Kre ho found hift sheep that was lost. Out in the desert he heard its erv, Siek and helpless and ready to die. Lord, whence are those blood drops all tho way ThAtmark out the mountains track? They wore shed for one who had gone astray Kre tho Shepherd could bring him hack. Lord, whence are thy hands so rout and torn? They are pierced to-night by ninny u thorn And all through the mountain’s thunder riven And up from the rooky steep There rosea cry to the gate of heaven, •‘Rejoice, 1 have founu My sheep!” Amt the ungels re-echo around the throne, ‘•Rejoice, for the Lord brings back Ills own.” —The tux on dogs reaches 400 persons in one county in Tennes see who have no other taxable property.—Exchange. If the owners of those worthless curs were residents of Arkansas, we would expect to hear some of our demagogical newspapers cry out for remitting the tax because the owners were “poor men.” A fatal disease has broken out among the hogs in Southern In diana, causing the death of large numbers in tho last few days. The hog cholera is also causing extensive loss to breeders in por | lions of Illinois. Meetings of Masonic Bodies. The Grand Secretary has given notice that the annual meetings of the Masonic grand bodies of Arkansas, for 1875, will be held at Little Rock, on the following dates: Grand Chapter, Thursday, Oet. 7; Grand Council, Saturday, Oct. 9; Grand Lodge, Monday, Oct. 11. The Grand Commander has issued an order for a special con clave of the Grand Commandcry of Knights Templur, on Tuesday, Oct. 5. General Kirby Smith, of the late Confederate army has been elected professor of mathematics j in the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee, and Gen. Pemberton, of Vicksburg fame, has been employed by the Penn sylvania railroad Company to superintend the construction of their new iron works at Perth; Amboy. Twenty thousand majority in California for the Democrats, nine thousand Democratic major ity in Connecticut, torty thousand Democratic majority in Kentucky, j and large Democratic gains in j Maine are regarded as prettv I strong indications that Gen. Grant, will not be a candidate for a third term.—Shreveport Times. Or, at least, that he will not be elected, even if he should be a : candidate. “Don’t give up the ship.” Com modore Perry’s flagship Lawrence,' which was sunk in Eric harbor : sixty-two years ago, was raised on Monday, the 13th lilt., and the bottom found to be in a good state of preservation. She is to be ex hibited at the Centennial. THE FINANCIAL-POLICY QUESTION. Views of the Gazette. Pelow we give an extract from the Gazette of the 2d iustant, | containing some pertinent ques-1 tions addressed by one of our j prominent citizens to the Gazette, on the all-absorbing financial question, and the answer of that paper to the same. From these answers wc may put the Gazette down as against contraction and not for inflation, and as opposed to making the fi nances an issue iu the coming campaign.: Editor Gazette: First—Will the 1 Gazette do a subscriber, and the pub lic, the favor to tell its readers, to what particular plunk iu the Ohio platform it objects ? Second—Is the Gazette iu favor of n further contraction of tlie green- j hack currency, and the substitution of national 'tmuk bills for green-1 backs? Third—Does the Gazette believe ! the government should repudiate its own issues by refusing to receive greenbacks at the custom houses? I do not wi.sli to lie impertinent, hut sincerely believe that those issues : cannot and should not he overlook ed ; that they are of paramount im portance. Vcrv respectfully yours, C. E. T. Norristown, Ark., Sep. 30, 1875. REMARKS: We have no hesitancy in an swering our much esteemed cor ' respondent, in general and partlc-' ular. To liis first question we an- i swer: Our quarrel with the Onio fi- j nancial platform is not so much an objection (as construed by .Mr. j Pendleton) as a protest. A pro-1 test against the wanton, and un necessary endangering of the democratic party unity that ex isted before the Ohio platform was born. It was our duty to en ter this protest, because, as in terpreted by the enemies of the part)’ it was a step toward infla tion, and contrary to the platform adopted at Baltimore in 1872. To use the figure of the Courier Journal, the Ohio fight is a picket skirmish, attended with heavy i loss, which is likely to bring on a ' general engagement—out of time, i nut of season, and with a part on-1 ly of our forces, when a grand! victory was easy of accomplish j meat, without the loss of a man 1 or a gun. To the second question, we an swer no. We are in favor of let ting the national currency alone. It is just what u republican ma jority gave us. If there is any thing wrong about it it is the sin of the republican party. When democrats are in power, it will be time enough to begin to talk aboutgrubbing up nationul banks and making banking free. To the third question, we an-' swer that we would like to see the government receive its own issues for customs and all other) dues. There are some little in conveniences, however, incident to a change, owing to the obliga tions of the government, wisely or unwisely, entered into, which we arc not fiuancecr enough to fcr.o’.v how to dispose of consis tently. Our interrogator will un derstand what we mean when we refer him, by way of comparison, to Hie difficulty attending the receivability of state scrip, which is redundant, for all state dues. We fear there might be some considerable accession to the national debt if the govern ment paper were discounted in the same ratio as state scrip, and that it would be so discounted is to us as plain as the nose on a man's face. Finally, the following extract from a neighboring journal gives our view of what this Ohio pest was intended for, and which ob ject wc have striven to avert: “The ultimate meaning of this is that the existing patties snail be de stroyed; that them shall lie no dem ocrats and republicans in the next election, but only inflationists and resumptionists; that the inflation democrats will give up the flve cer tain democratic states of New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Cali fornia and Connecticut, with their sixty-one electoral votes, to begin with, and attempt the hazardous ex periment of replacing them with re publican states of equal voting strength; and that all the constitu tional distinctions between democ racy and republicanism shall lie forced out of sight, and tiie naked money issue be made to engross the popular mind. This is the attitude in which the Ohio democrats and their inflation friends are shaping up matters, whether they design it intolerant proscription of those who do not agree with them, they will probably tiiul, after the election is over, that their triumph, if they do triumph, lias cost the disruption of flic democratic party.” FItOM™ILLINOIS. Pocahontas, Ills., ) Sept 26, 1875. j Editor Democrat: Perhaps you and the many readers of your valuable paper in Old Pope would like to hear of the doings and prospects of other parts of “The Greatest Country.” On Tuesday the 21st I left the beautiful city of Russellville via L. R. & Ft. S. R. W. with that elegant conductor Buckner, and with my eyes “skinned,” and on the lookout for anything new or interesting proceeded on my way From Russellville to Little Rock the crops on either side of the R. R. looked very well espe cially the corn. We arrived at Baring Cross on time and after a period of ten minutes waiting the train for St. Louis on the St. L. I. M. & S. R. W. halted at the plat form and I stepped aboard and right into the arms of conductor I. L. Clay, and just here permit no to say that in all my travels of diousands and thousands of miles l have never met any man who, is a conductor, could hold a can lle to Clay, he is one of the most pleasant men I ever met. In short he is one of God's greatest ivorks—a perfect gentleman. A sound of the bell and we were borne away at the rate of 30 miles in hour and from that time until light we passed through a part if Arkansas covered with such irops of corn and cotton as com pared with last years looked as hough everything and everybody ivere preparing for a feast. At Newport night overtook us vnd I saw nothing more until I arrived in St. Louis, having avail 2d myself of that great luxury of die traveler, a berth in a Pullman deeper. After spending the day it St. L.. viewing the sights and improvements of the “Future [ircat,” I boarded a train of the V’andulia line at the Fn'.on Depot ind was soon moving rapidly dirough the great tunnel under die city from there onto the great bridge which from the car window appears to be a forest of iron with a road cut through for trains to pass. Then into the great Amor ican bottom whore every man who lias live acres of corn has to rent live more of vacant land to store it on. Wheat and oats are an en ure failure here but corn is mag lificent. Everything that Is loose is disking with the ague, more sick less than lias been known for (•ears. Next week is fair week at St. Louis, I’ll attend and send you a few notes. Yours Ac., DREW. The County Jail Again. Dover, Akk., Sept. 30, 1875. Mr. Editor:—1 have noticed in your paper for the last two weeks, that \’ou have had some thing to say about building a county jail, and as I am a reader of the Democrat, and a taxpayer, and see and know something about the expense that the county is put to in consequence of not having a jail, will give you my views on the subject, and 1 be lieve that it is the true sentiment of a large majority of the tax-pay ers of this portion of the county. By all means let the county have a jail. It is highly necessa ry. The county has long since paid out enough to Yell county and to guards, to have built two jails. I understand that it costs about ten dollars per day at present to guard the prisoners at this place; besides it is a hardship on the sheriff, and the prisoners are lia ble to escape. What is necessary for the peo ple to do to get this matter be fore the county court? Is a peti tion necessary or can the court let out the contract? Whatever is necessary let us have it at once, and go to work right and build a jail that will be of some benefit to the tax payers. iuy nouon is mat uie court should levy a direct tax in green backs, and let the contractor un derstand that he is to get curren cy, not scrip, and we can get a good jail built for much less than the other cost, and much better. A Tax Paver. FRATERNAL. Reunion of Brooks’ Regiment. From tho Arkansas Sentinel. A meeting of the surviving members of Brooks’ Regiment of Arkansas Infantry was held at Prairie Grove, Washington coun ty, on the 25th of September, 18 75, at which Maj. F. R. Earle was chairman, and J. R. Pettigrew, secretary. On motion of Col. T. M. Gun ter, it was decided to have a re union of said regiment, at Prairie Grove, on the 30th da)’ of October, 1875, The following resolutions were offered and adopted: 1. That said reunion take place on the Prairie Grove battle ground, and all concerned are earnestly requested to be in at tendance. 2. That a cordial invitation be extended to all honorably dis charged soldiers of the late war in the surrounding country without distinction of “the blue and the gray.” 3. That a committee of live be i appointed whose duty it shall be to procure provisions and prepare on the grounds a suitable dinner. 4. That a committee of three he appointed whose duty it shall he to arrange a programme suita ble to the occasion, and to make all notices, invitations and ap ! nointments neccssarv to cnrrviui? out said programme. Whereupon Capt. S. B. Pittman, Arkansas Wilson, William Alit i ehell, Bart Carl and W. C. Brulcy were appointed a committee of arrangements; and Alajor Earle, Cols. Pettigrew and Gunter a com mittee or. programme. It was moved and carried that the Arkansas Sentinel and Fay etteville Democrat publish the proceedings of this meeting, and all state papers be requested to ! copy. Ou motion the meeting adjourned. F. It. Earle, Ch’m'n, J. It. Pettigrew, Scc’y. One Hundred ninl Five. Last Sunday, the 19th inst., Peter Alaukins, senior, of this county, was 105 years old. He is still in perfect health, with not j an unsound tooth in his head, though he had one knocked out | sixty-five years ago. Air. Mau i kins was born in Georgetown 1 (then in the state of Maryland,) I >. C., on the 19th of September, 1770, which was thirty years be fore the Unitesl States Capital was located in a few miles of his birtli place. Air. Alaukins has been chewing tobncco and “taking his bitters” for over ninety years —if it wasn’t for that be thinks that he might live to be old.—Sen tinel. A Council Bluffs doctor bangs out a sign inscribed: “Dr. II. O. Grceuo, Medico Klectricio.” O! “Cold streaks playing tag down my back,” as the way a little Do Vail’s Bluff girl describes the ap I proach of an ague chill. I TH E CONTRACTION ISTS. Queer Practices of the Queer , Fellows. From ttio Steubenville CO..) Gn/.ftte.} The contraction ists are a queer sort of fellows. They go to the butchers, and after procuring their meat, they lay down a legal ten der. While they are waiting fof the change, they tell the butcher that it is dishonest money he is receiving, a lie, a cheat. Yet the butcher puts this same money in his drawer, never intimating that the dollar is only 8(j cents. He gives his patron change in the same dishonest money. He takes the dishonest money he has re ceived to the baker for bread, who likewise gives it to the miller for flour. However dishonest it may appear to the contraction ists, it never fails to buy a dollars’ worth of meat, bread or flour; While in Wall street, what these men like to term honest money, is going up and down in price every hour in the day. This dishonest greenback to-day buys the same number of loaves td bread, the same weight of flour and as many pounds of meat ns it did yester day. And no matter if they are called irredeemable, will they not buy these commodities next year as well as to-day, and will contin ue to do so as long as there is | faith in the government, if it be for an indefinite period of time. The fact that you can buy 25 8-10 grains of gold with a greenback, isn't any nicer to contemplate than that you can buy a dollars’ worm oi some outer coinmouuy which is of more real value. Assassination in St. Erancis Duality. From the Forrest City Times.] Last Wednesday' night, Mr. T. A. Ilorton, a young man who re cently moved to this county, and a brother-in-law of Mr. John H. Denson, was most foully murdered while seated in the house of the latter. From the most reliable information we have been able to obtain, it seems that young Hor ton was on n visit to Deason’s and while quietly seated by the fire, conversing with Mr. D.. and whol ly unconscious of tne impending danger, some one stealthily ap proached the front window and fired a gun the charge taking ef fect in the back of the victims head, producing instant death. It is not positively known who the assassin is, but suspicion rests on one James M. Strader with whom Mr. Denson had bad a dilficulty’ a few days ago, and that from mo tives of revenge and hate, he re rolved to kill Deason, but mistook young Horton for the intended victim. However that may be and regardless of the motives, which may have actuated the as sassin, whoever he may lie, we hope he will soon be apprehend ed and the full measure of the law meted out to him. Such acts of violence in the past arc that which have given such a bad rep resentation to our state; and wo earnestly trust for the good of so ciety, that the murderer will not escape the clutches of the law. It will only be necessary to make an example of a lew such men to wipe out the stain which has so long rested upon this fair State. The Last Cotton Crop. The New Orleans Cotton Ex change has figured out the crop of 1874-75 to be 3,827,845 bales, of which 2,074,448 hales were ex ported, foreign; 1,200,437 taken by home spinners, ineluding 126, 550 net, for Southern consump tion; Sea Island crop, 16,087 bales, including 8,120 Florida, 1,075 Georgia, 7,308 South Caro lina, and 166 Texas. Average weight of crop, 468 lbs. per bale; Sea Island, 302 lbs. per bale. Tho direct overland movement is given at 191,640 bales. The following shows the production of cotton by States: Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas, 993,482; Alabama, 320,822; Texas, 368,245; Florida, 37,467; Georgia, 576,684; South Carolina, 439,550; North Carolina, 101,161; Virginia, 419,664; Ten nessee, Kentucky, Missouri, etc., 444,220. Consumption in tho United States, and total crop of the United States for 1874 and 1875, 3,827,845; stock at ports at the commencement of the year, 124,011; total, 3,951,856. Ex ported during the year 2,674,448; sent to Canada, 3,383; burnt 2,139; stock September 1, 1875, 71,413; total, 2,751,383. Takings of spin ners in the United States, 1,200, 473; taken by spinners in South ern States, 129,612; total takings by Northern spinners, 1,079,860, “Spelling isn’t my profession; one man cant do everything. What’s printer for? If a printer can’t spell he’d better quit his business” is the line of argumrut. adopted by Joaquin Miller, when a cold, unfeeling critic ridicule&> his orthography.