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WAH-SIXG. 1)Y 1MTCI1WOHK. Up unJ down a rntiflity river Of the " Klowery Central Kingdom," Where both rot '"id cuts aru useful, Where roust lcef 111 nheay ran, John liad passed hi lifu iu working I.azy trade junk, till his plir-tail IlaJ ytown tfray; vet, just like other, lie hud only mudu his Cure. Ie Juid heard of Hail Columbia, Heard of 'Frisco, irolden city. Heard of Med ford on the Mystic, Seen and drunk !i;r famous rum: Heard how Tan lieo made a fortune In the land beyond the ocean, Where "each man is man, niid'ciua!," So lie rather though kfd come, So he packed his Rod and chop-sticks When he'd burned a grist of prayers, Bid good-bye to junk and river And embarked for "Golden Gate." Keached the city of his vision n the land "where all are equal," John found ont he wa not wanted; But ho found it out too late. If he tralllcked there In 'Frisco, Others envied him his cunning: If ho worked upon the railroad Others deemed bU labor cheap; Called him (In; and called him hralhrn, Swore they'd drive him from the country: So John left that laud of trial, Where he'd trouble "muehee heap." - How he Rot hero Is the " question," But, oms morning when the sun roso On famed Boston' streets and steeples, . Llirhtniiis up old Bunker's Hill, 'Twus rellucled from John's "caput," Through, the window f a bed room, On the face of rich Old Shoddy, Owner of a toddy mill. Thinking that some imp of mischief Swuni; a mirror in the sunlight, Quick he gathered on his breeches And sprung out iftto the street. Meekly standing in a doorway, Fastening up a gorgeous sign-board Keauing " Avail Sing, Chinese Laundry," Was his mirror, all complete. For a month he stared at Johnny, Cursed him, wished he'd stayed in China; Swore that none but " native Yankees " Should be quartered side by side. All John answered was, " 1 do liiui Collar for three cents a piece; I will have hi in done next Sard-day." Ignorance saved his moral hide. Tney who rave at "John " from China, Andrew from " Italy's " vineyards, 1'atrlck from the " Emerald Island," And al half a dozen more, Quito forget the same proud eagle, Screaming Freedom, had allured them That first led themselves or fathers To fort-ake a native shore. If they bend a knee to idols, If they worship God by proxy, If they reverence lire or darkness, There's no power can say them nay. For as " e'er their conscience dictates " They may worship, and no zealots Shall intrude to wrong a neighbor Who don't think the same as they. But, by true, consistent living, Justice, charity and virtue, Godliness and love displaying, They may lead them to Hid ligut. ("ease the talk of others' folly, Bear in mind our own shortcoming: 'Though our Ship of State's unwieldy, God will mark her course aright. HANGING THE WRONG MAN. Henry Thurber, in 1357, was the possessor of a very handsome ranche among the foot Lills of Placer county, California, which is one of the choicest portions of that state. He was an old bachulor, whose household, except upon special occasions, consisted of only Dick Tremain a hired man who assisted in taking care of his several thousand sheep and Sing Loy. his Chinese cook. One morning in February, iu the year men tioned, two neighboring ranihurs, desirous of purchasing some blooded merino sheep from Thurber, called at his place, and to their hor ror were confronted with the evidenco ol an appalling crime. Thurber had been killed iu his sleep. The assassin had evidently Btnnned him with a terrlblo blow on the head, and then, to make the deadly work doubly sure, had cut his throat from ear to oar. Dick Tremain 's skull had also been battered in, and his throat had been fearfully gashed, but the assassin's knife had missed tho jugular vein, and Dick, although there was scarcely any hopo of his recovery, was Htill alive. Sing Loy could not bo found, and his absence, together with the fact that the deadly assault had been made at night, when it was to be supposed that strangers could not have entered w ithout alarming the occupants of the house, cast upon him suspicion of hav ing been the assassin. Swifi riders carried the horrifying Intelli gence abroad to every ranche within a radius of several miles, and before noon a score of hardy, determined men were gathered at the scene of the murder, fo investigate and avenge its perpetration. A doctor, hastily summoned, closed the ghastly wound iu Dick's throat from which his life-blood was slowly but surely ebbing away, nnd by a skillful opera tion raised the battered pieces of skull from his brain. While this work was being done Dick semeJ entirely unconscious of every thing, even of the intense pain which it mu.t have given him, hut continued to whisper "Sing Loy! Sing Loy!" "lie's got sense enough left to tell who did it, anyway," was the unanimous comment of the racer listeners. "Yes, it is probable that the Chin itnan was recognized by him tho Instant of his being struck down, and that menial Impression is the only one he has retained," was the doc tor's judgment. Parties were promptly firmed t scour the coutttrv for Sing Loy. Six of his pursuers took the right direction. 1 be v went to a HUM Chinese mining camp on Little Laurel creek, about thirty miles from Thurber's ranche. Here they judged Sing Loy would be opt to seek bheiti-r with Lit countrymen, ami in his possession il.ey did not doubt they would find the money which they iuposed had t-uipte'l him to the commission of the crime. Night hud fallen when tiiey reached the camp win re a dozen of the patient, almoned- eyed Mongolians had found enough profit in the infinitesimal gleanings ct golden parti cles, after which miners hail already mice washed the earth, to repay their arduous toil. Dm no washing for gold was going on now Even had not the w inter violence of the little btreatn put a temporary btop to their opera tions, thu would have been a season i, rest for them, for I: was the Chinese new year At that time, for a week or more, if bis im-anii will permit, no Chinaman will work who possibly can escape doing o. He devotes himself tt firing off crackers apd bombs, burning red. paper and Joss clicks before his idols, drinking great numbers of very minute cups cf les, and occasionally very Muall quan titles of "Mellican wukee," eating sweet meals, playing outlandish gambling games, and, above all, listening to the .trangest, most dolorous, squeakiest, and most uonot onous sounds in the worM, which he dignifies by the name of music. la blissful abandon ment to such supreme joys were Sing Loy add Lis friends nhen the six terrible Amcri cans, with revolvers In their bands, dashed In ttpon them in their humble cabin. Their only mode or egress cut off, and paralyzed by fear, they sat silently witing the dreadful pleasure of their terrifying visitors, who, as fher well knew, could be expected to have little toleration or mercy lor tbem. Hat the Americans were In too solemn and deadly . i . Bfl u rin earnest for any such rough humor as he On - ncsu anticipated. Their lender cieiiiamieii tiie ulw : ." o ,,n,t man 01 wiiotn u.cy we ic ... ,.u , .. - ? I ...ht, .. fr..n tutoliuf U UoninillL'l V UIHILIICML inference, stood ,., before , hem wmiom ' . - " . . w":u: . .. t .... A uric ci acussiiu " ' t win hi tie ttest to .a. g ci"s i ".. i : , S to Tl.u.tr's ranch.. lledid carry him hack to Thui bc not even inquire why they proposed to hang "m l was determined to take httn back, andM.en the om'stion aros-i how ho was to be rrrin CarriCU. .... "Me got horsee," volunteered Sing J.oy, and wtieu his "horsee" was brought out it w as at once recogui.cu as Thurbcr'a property. After that, taking him hack seemed supetllu ous formality. Still, it was decided that it would be in better lonu to un ho. his nanus .. .i i. i u i.i. I.i.m cot.i.fwl WtTO lieu unium ins "- ""."-"" togelher under the horse, and a mounted man -I. .1.1.. 1...1.1 .1... 'I'...r. ....,11 on eaea b.u i.e. . ...e u. u r... 7 . Segcin grim, si.ence, dashed away iu l. darkness and uelting raiu Not until tlto echoes of tha horses' hold's had died away in the distance did one of .Sing Loy's late companions venture to draw a full breath, murmur an audible prayer of thanks giving to the Jofs for his marvelous escape, or feel his cherished pigtail to assure himself that the barbarians had le!'t it intact. Then all at once a torrent or jabber broke forth ov er this new illustration ot the inscrutable ways of the awesome Melican man. That Sine 1,0V had eono to be gathered to his fath ers no one doubted for an Instant, but no one was rash enough to propound any theory to ar.r.niint for his personal calamity. So they calmly burned some red paper under Joss' nostrils, thereby conveniently offering up tlei pniyers fortl.o bene.it othe departed;.; enrage the venomi.us reptiles one, and their squeaky fiddles sounded again. Thsy hissed, and waved their heada to and perhaps a little more dismally than they did fro, momentarily threatening to strike. Halt- perhaps before.. Sing Loy's captors rode late and hard. They stopped for breakfast and to change horses at the house of one of theii number, and at an early hour the next Jay drew rein before Thurber's house. Iu all their ride Sing Loysaid never a word. They had given him some breakfast, and he had eaten it in silence. Then they hnd trussed him up again on horseback and galloped on, without his ever inquiring why they treated him so. Dick Tremain was still alive. He had slept most of the intervening time, but in his . . . . . i , . .. ,i r...,.l.. ii:.. waxing intervals sun wnispereu .eeo. v, ug Lov! Sine Lov! 'f'l.o.. . ,1. I tin. f'lilnimvin before him. bill ; there was no light ol recognition in His eyes, i C... t ..v u. ...tilixl linrrilil'll U'lll'n llf N!4W till 1 j r . i corpse of Mr. Thurber and the maugied head I ..rii.ptr in iiUrxr.ifitni-nt he for,'ot what little KnL'llsh he knew, and began to jabber ( ;innes( volubl V. "Shut your il d gibberish," oniereu one of his captors; "you did it you know vou did." Tho poor ChiHaman called upon his godsi . . .1 . i... .1: Ti ....I 1 to witness li.ai lie u.u inn. . 1117 oem emu It 1 in . In an it'stdo pocket of his blouse they found blood stains. "That is where he carried his knife after he cut their throats," suggested some one in the party. lie declared that they came from a chicken which lie confessed to have stolen and killed to add to the feast of his friends; but the knife theory was most sensational, and no one believed his story. In another pocket was found some loose silver, mining which was a Prussian thaler, marked with a triangular stamp, which was Identified ns heloniMiiff to Dick Tremain. who had kept It for some lime as a pocket piece, aud had shown it to several triends. I inally, the having ot oue of Mr. Thurber's horses 111 his possession was deemed conclusive evl deuce of robbery having supplemented his greater crime of murder, and by tho crowd! now gathered at the Thurber ranche it was unanimously resolved that Sing Loy should die. Sending him anywhere to undergo trial would he, they thought, a waste of time, so Il.ey simply ran out a beam from a little loft window ut one cm) ol tho house, an J strung ii I to it, by a rope lariat about his neck, the luckless exile from far Cathay. While bis execution was being accomplish ed, some of the younger and more excitable men present seriously proposed going over to the Chinese camp and "cleaning it out,'' a programme which would very probably have found general favor had the sun continued to shine nil day, but a rain-ttorm dampened the ardor of the crowd so far that the sixty-mile tide to the Chinese camp and back seemed inadvisable. A week lapsed before Dick Tremain began to show signs of regaining consciousness and strength. Then his rugged constitution rap idly asserted itself, and in a few days more he was sullkieutly recovered to sit up and converse. As soon ca this time came, they told him w hat had been done, nnd learned in return, to th"ir great astonishment and rctrrct, that they had hanged the wrong man. Sing Loy, he said, was a good, honest, faithful boy, who had goiiii oil, by Mr. Thurber's permission, to spend his holidays with his friends at the Chinese camps. Mr. lhurber bad willingly lent linn the horse which was found in hts possession, and had paid him his wages iu lull tin (o tiaif, that ho might have h good time among his triends. Hu (Dick) had also made the poor lellow a present or the silver thaler found in his pocket As for the chicken story, be was quite willing to believe it true, f s hu had very little coutideuce in a t'hluumiin having much respect for rights of property 111 fowls about that season of the year. His story w is that Sing Loy had left the ranche alter supper, riding Mr. Thiubcr's horse, the night ol the tragic occurrence. That ab.uit two hours after his ih-pariure a hall breed Mexican, named Antonio Itarcilias, who had worked fur Mr. Thurber the summer before in the shearing season, applied for shi iler fur thu night, and ihv his request wa.-. granted by Mr. Thurber. When bedtime came Antonm was civeit a d, in Dick's room. The next thing dirk knew be was awakened by a dull, stunning p:,iu i.i his head, and looking up he f:iw Antonio stand ing over I1I111 Willi umio weapon raised ! sirikc him. IL' tnrgol that Smg Loy, whose little room wa.-t just adjoining his. hud gone away, and tried to call him, but could not nunc or cull loudly, aud then all conscious ness was blotted out by another savage b'.ow on the bead. Tnen, tor eleven days, be knew nothing. Thurber's death, his own almost miraculoiH recovery, and the ...id fate n' th,. unfoitui.ate Sing Loy, were ull news to bun, and the stout, good .hearted fellow actually wept when he heard ol Judge Lynch's Irre parable injustice. Antonio u irolias, it was remembered, had b-!i n present at the execution of the China man; indeed, it was he who put the noose on the innocent man's neck. Since ih.it eveut he hail remained iu the neighborhood, serure in having escap.-1 all suspicion. He did noi know Unit Dick h id recognized him, or hadN recovered safih lently to talk. Iu fact, a ru uior ha I gut atloat thai Dick was either dying or dead, an J Antoi.lo, without tear, spent in dissipation the money which his terrible crime had procured for hiiu. Dick Tn main's revelations stirred up a deadly rago iu the minds of those who heard them, and when made known, as they aim immediately were, to all the community, ex cited a savage determination to wreak a dead ly vengeance upon the cold -Hooded a.ssasin In a lew hours a Luut was organized tor An tonio Garcilias. He, in some way, learned that Lc was wanh.il, and stood not upon tin order of his going, but went at one?. He had OIL'AWA FKKK TUADlK: SATURDA V, SEPTEMBER 23, lb7. n on-1 ft niurt Mini Ktrilf k tilll Hi lull bpCCU OQ a ' ( i L , hi, pursuers ,...mri.t Mirht .r htm from the rise oi tuv iw.i.i - .... f 11 little - n -- - , the' 111.1. -.'tsiv. . I . , i I-.,.,) it 1 1 i r ,i 1 1 1 1 it 1 1 .r Iii' 1 . . .1 . i;iut;M iYcii,,, ! ..wt.,1 .l,.,t broke bis right nrin; anot tier ! L it .l i. - it this lime !.- was near - . , i .i . c .. .I.e tale on the HW.n,y ' f n.euto river, mid. wm .. .nsii.m. i break for sbelier ... t his reedy U paity pursuing hmi bnd Mop 'f "1U 'tmp. I heir horses coul mill, win . . tiisiut'uiri vi, ii.uiii- ii ruilu. 1 he at tlm edge 1 tint liiive i r. . .. . in ili.o lre;ic herons inn- rass. Here ami theru wire thick, solid clumps of tule, und belwecit Uieui neaps oi black, tenacious mire. One could scarcely press through the t ill 'ule stalks, and in do ing SO COUld no! pO.uty jce in o i jmn ' tii'liirf bill! . . -.,! in mnrtul l,.rr,,r AUIOUIO u;iitiii'i"i i"i""ii ' .v. . -. rr,,i,i il,.. rertikin death behind him, plunged - - - ,rH,.r.l.i.r..iia bidintr-nlace Ut HI 1113 nitjt.T. rtn 111 the roots. Jle could not extricate himself. Little more than a rou ueumu mm, and having him in full view, his pursuers reined upon the bank und gave a shout ol triumph. Hut heaven's vengeance wtrs more speedy and terrible than theirs. AmoHg the tule one it i redly in front of the doomed wretch, the other at his side- were upreared the frightful heads ot two of I the most deadly serpents known on thel'a- citic coast, a sort of moccasin snake, cut... monlv called there "water adders." These snakes always go in pairs, anil their bite is as deadly as that of the cobra du capello. At sight of these horrid enemies, Antonio uttered oiercing shrieks of terror. His voice seemed crazed lit his desperation, Amount made a blow with his naked left baud at the one be fore him. The next instant its fangs sank into his wrist. At the same moment the other snake at his side struck its envemoned bile into his right cheek, lie could not raise his shattered right arm to ward oil' the b ow. Again and aain litis second snake plunged its fangs into his tlesh, while he howled and shrieked in the madness of his despair aud physical agony. He seized the on which had first bitten him, as il twined and lashed about his arm and literally tore it in pieces with his teeth. Then the other reptile glided .rt,iy- ' jH'nlli s liana was aireauy upon insncaii. ,., -.-.,., ,.,.. men upon u.e oa.in,, hui-mco iuc u...- rible scene, remained silent, and awaited the inevitable end now drawing nigh. Antonio's features swelled frightfully. He raved in de- lirium, alternately blaspheming and praying for mercy. In his lucid moments lie beggeil them to bhoot him and put a stop to his inex- prtssibio torture. Jus struggles but caused him to sink deeper in the mire. Finally, when only his head was ubove the murky surface, his voice ceased, and only then did his pursuers turn their horses beads away, leaviug him in the grave be had found in the tule swamp. WHAT M.VKKS A .MAN? A truthful soul, a loving mind, Full of atl'eetioit for its kind; A spirit firm, treet and free, That never b.isely bends a knee; That will not bear a feather's weight (If slavery's chain for small or great That truly speaks from God within; That never makes a league with siu: That snaps the fetters despots make, VlZ iYltHUe Aml t)0W8 n(Jln)jrc than at his thr. ,i tr(.nihi..ii ut no tyrant's nod: And love the truth for Its own sake; throne; a soul that fears no one but (iod, !And thus eat. smile at eurse or ban- This is the soul that makes a man. WHAT MAKES A WOMAN Not courtly dress nor queenly air; Not jeweled hand, complexion fair; Not graceful form nor lofty tread; Not paint, nor curls, nor splendid hend; Not pearly teeth, nor sparklir.g eyes; Not voice that nightingale outvies; Not breath as sweet as eglantine; Not gaudy gems, nor fabrics fine; Not all the stores of fashion's mart, Not yet blandishments of art; Not one, nor all of these combined, Can maku ouo woman true, retlned. 'Tls not the casket that wu piize, flut that which iu the casket lies! These outward charms which please the si; Aru naught unless thu heart is right. ;l.t Custer's Family In Camp. U..le W. Cliampncy la the Independent. I asked mysell to what this rttnarkabh) so. cial atmosphere was due. What intluencc it was that held a band of men, hundred of miles lioin the restraints of civilized life, up to its highest requirements of decorum uud polite Interconrse. How was it that Uere w as sucli perfect freedom aud safely for sweet faced young girls, with long golden braids or dying chesuut curls, and souls as pure as their broad foreheads, in such surroundings, I found my repiy in Mrs. Custer. ItwasLer presence, alone that made all this possible. She followed the Ueucral through all his cam paigns, her constant aim being to make Jil'e pleasant for her husband and for his com mand. General Custer's olflcers were reinirk ably attached to him ; to a man they revered ami admired his w ile. She w as w ith himnot only in the idleness ot bummer camp-life, when the days passed iu a dolce ftr itiaiU re sembling a holiday picnic; but in ruacrsud more dangerous enterprises she was, as fat as he would permit, his constant companion. In response to tho bugle-call " Hoots and lad dies," given at any time o.' the uight and an nouncing a sudden mouut aud forced niafch, she need J only five minutes for the comple tion of her toilet. Light minutes included the luxury of a bath. j As I looked at this cultivated an ) remark able little lady, so quietly unassuming, ho " walked within u heated glare, Iter presence making cooler an," I did not wonder at the frankly expressed opinion of one of the General's stall, a gentle man whose high social opportunities anded ucation bud never conquered his national brogue, and who wi.s sUfpccted o cxaggera ting it, out ot patriotic pride, who preferred (niivcising wiiu Mrs. Custer to dancing at tendance on tlie young girls, unu defended his pn ti n nee thus: " 1 don't toike young leddies; they arc so thrilling and frivolous. 1 prefer the socoHy of merried women." i General Custer's staff was a pt culi uly cos mopolitan one. It eotitaiued representatives tioin many of the Kuropean nations. Colonel Cm ,ke was the grandson of an English lord. Hu was a magnificently handsome man, though a trifle of au exquisite, realizing the description of an Knplisu otllcer given by Ihc aulhoi of Cnder Two Flags." lie was I graceful in figure, with most expressive dsrk eyi-s, a delicately aquiline nose, aud chesiut '. - i le-vrhiskersover a loot in length. In refer- nce to his English nationality and hispopu llrit a m tailv'a fllMIl tllA f'.lllltlf.l I.m.I TA. . I ,1J U M J . .. . , - -" ' ' - ceived the soubriquet oP'Tha Queen's Owo,' an appellation to whicli he was in no way averse, but alway received with a gratified smile. Captain De Hudio was an Italian, with a complicated political history, full of plots and intiigaes, condemnation to death and hairbreadth escapes trom French and Italian despotism. His wife, a quiet Hnglish Wdv, interested us much; and It was altogeth er delightful to hear him descant on hbtrrie. "The country," he would sty, in bis deli cious broken Knglish, " the country is noth ing. It is ze principle! ' Colonel Keogh, 01 Irish birth, had served before our war as one HMIIMHfmi h BU Sff ' 1 it" t " 'i i xunum, mm ii mi i i i - a Frenel.,,,:.,.. Taciuiri, Cantata Mcintosh. c . i ... I l t .... T ........... ... t I ....... ... i with tin- ' .1 ............. r I 1 1. . u telilsiei.c Irt I i I v j "1 I-i'.li i;t lliKl in Ins ' Tt . . . . I ..... ........ vi'l llt. 4 i t til i I 'i "i- ..mh- .v ,1 ii it ;l ii ! was. p. rim,,, ('"loin I Tutu Cu-U t, in his line ksk i n M.ii. i in Tim i ,r ini uiru ii.ii , 11 mi mui ..-vl. tir. Hh l-mg. Uutti-ruitf em al luni t'" oi, : ' ids for 1 1 In 1 il i 1 any nun :n hi.- I'll, Will pi I L": '-.kcll :lt purti.H i:'. ii l n o'-f n. cii ale w :ir than in i: Mtni;i, mimmi .:. I.rt us ll.iv, .ii uji in cliiin h to-iiilii, Ii. i. iinii Nance come du n ; Tin V i V (. t the muilel lliiuifUT, lie is nit t:is -.v.iv to tnwn. Tin-V Ciiy he 111:1 1-es the U:iy so smooth We iiei er cir nii-t.ikj, When or.ee be points it out to ih, II we'll but undertake. I've wiinted long to hear a 111:111, Kor I have lived in doubt, To open up a blonder wuy, here one could turn niioi.t. Well I will go, and Nance and lieu 1 tMnk will b'ltti turn mt; And if there is another way, Wu all may tlnd it out. The sun went down, the bell was rung, The people gathered in, To hear a stranger tell tin 111 how To cover up their fin. The hour arrived, the choir struck up The loveliest kind of an air; And when they li'iislie I up their work They all arose for prayer. He took his text, and spake of Paul, And of his Christian zeal; He tried to move upon our bear's, Hut then they wouldn't feel. Vwti see be tried to make believe That liherul hearts that give, Is better than a childlike faitli That trusts In Christ to live. 1 listened all the evening through; lie told how good we are. And seemed to trust in human works Much more than faith and prayer, So going home with Nance that night We talked of what lie said, And cam to the conclusion To follow l.'hi istinn heads. And now we take the good old way, The Cross by Faith and Prayer; And if your lucky in goods works. He'll surely find us there. TIIK SOL Til KKN Jl KSTION. All'uirs 111 Georgia hiiiI a lalmiim anil Sou t Ii Carolina Contrnsteil Hrputillcxii OiiHi-rels-Iieinoeriilie 1'eiicp Views of a .Selnm Corres pondent, To the Editors of theX. Y. Evening 1'tmt: Having a thorough appreciation id' your endeavors to present your readers with just views of public affairs, I am induced to be- lieve that you will be glad to receive trust worthy information throwing light upon the much-vexed Southern question. I happen to have lying before me two pri vate letters received within a few days fast, which by comparison tend to show how and whv we southern nun, old wings, Union men and all, feel Constrained to vote the Demo cratic ticket. One letter was received by a young friend, now in my house, from his father, a clergyman, residing in what was once the richest part of South Carolina, but now almost desolate. I give u short extract from it, as follows: "Things are looking very dark about here. The negroes are becoming more turbulent. At a meeting here the other day, two or three bundled met; the meeting was called to rati fy the appointment of Hayes and Wheeler, Governor Chamberlain came here to address them. The opposite party had determined to preveuthim from speaking. Captain Shaf fer, after two or three other parties hail tailed to control them, was put forward to preside. The Drillle party rushed upon him, and a struggle ensued in w hich Schaffer was near- ly pulled to pieces. 1 he scaffold was pulled down, and iu the meleo Harley, who can't keen still, was stnaiily cut. Ihe whites seem slightly demoralized and scared, and I fear we will have rough times this fall. Looking away from my own gratificatlou and at your interests, 1 Uoubt more and more whether you would be wise to accept the offer of the school here. The unsettled condition of the coun try makes all contracts uncertain and inse cure, and of course if there should bo anar chy It will knock everything into pi." I need ouly remark as to the above that the various partisan factious spoken of are all Republicans. The other letter comes to rno from a lady client in Georgia, and shows a remarkable contrast with the above. I extract the fol lowing statement: " 1 went a few days ago over a plantation which has some forty hands on it, chiefly as tenants, running one, two and three horse farms. They began a tew years ago with neither provisions nor stock. One negro en tirely free trom debt will make over thirty bales of cottou and plenty of com beside oth er provisions. Others will make in smaller proportions, but all are independent or be coming so, nnd do not know that these are hard times." This accords with my observation and ex perience here in Alabama. I Itave a number of negro tenants on my own plantation who three years ago had nathing, but now have new wagons and teams aud farm utensils and provisious, 'oid are now gathering a fair crop of cotton. White in New York and Fhila delphia a few weeks ago I conversed with gentlemen engaged in supervising mission work among our negroes. They had recent ly visited South Carolina and Alabama, and the condition of our colored population here was so far superior to w hat.t hey observed of the uegroes in South Carolina that they seemed to question whether they were not ot a different race. I observe also in the reports to the trus tees of the FcabiKly Educational Fund (all of them, as you know, centlemeu elevated ubove sectional and party bias) statements indicat ing that it was considered useless to attempt any work in South Carolina, Florida or Lou isiana, the only southern states under Repub lican rule, until there is a change in their lo cal governments. Kxcept in those three unfortunate states wc have peaceful, contented and prosperous com munities, more quu-t und orderly than auy other part of the I'nion. Our laboring popu lation, as my Georgia correspondent says. "dou't know that there are hard times." It has not always been so. Our prosperity dates sides w ith a point in 111c center, men a tiny w ith ns from the tunc we succeeded in'throw-' pair of pinchers was used to pull off ell till ing off the yoke of the Republican party. It ! pieces of dry skin arouud the uails. common is the Republican party which has impovtr-1 Iv called by us ''hang nails;" then a steel islted the whites and debased the negroes in I tile was used to raise the skin and push it South Carolina, Florida and Louisiana, :;nd j back so as to sho the " half moon " on the which keeps them in that condition. Reason nail, which is considered a part of its beauty ; slmut It Hit von will, no other sensible couclu. ' then a liouid was poured over it to bathe it; sion can be arrived at. They have the same population, white and black, aud the same Institutions aud history as the rest of ns. Vie arc comparatiTely prosperous, and getting better etery dav; they are in tatters and dis content. And "it is all because they arc Re publican and we Democratic. Now in ail candor I n.sk, would you advise us to so back under Uepuhlican rule? Would you do so were you in our ca.c? And it is fair to add that wc appreciate fully the meaning to be extracted trom tue nominations at Cincinnati and the recent nomination of Governor Mor gan. Tliey promise will for the country, ! they indicate a deference to the growini; f-pir-it of purity icd independence in the lU-pub-Iican party, liut it would not be safe for us to trust that yet. Governor 1 1 ayes is doubt less an amiable man, but Andrew Johnson and General Grant went into otliee favorably 'disposed to conciliation with the South, bat one whs broken and thu other was made to bend In fore the lleice spirit, which dictated the reconstruction measures. How will Gov. cnmr Hayes stand up before tlie pressure which was too strong for Johnson am! Grunt? I ciitiuot tell, II" r can l oil. We .see also thtil the bloody shirt is being ll iiinled from every slump 111 indianaand Vermont nnd elsewhere over Ihe whole North. 1 11 the face of Hint is it not unreasonable to ask us to vote for the men and the party iu whose name such a campaign is being fought? I am 110 partisan, and h.'ue no fondness for the name of Democracy, and shall heartily rejoice when you refornieis s'.icced In Infus ing enough of purity nnd peace into the ! spirit and policy of the Republican p irty to lairly entitle it to the confidence a:i,l .-mirages ot southern patriots Iu tact, a Just una conciliatory U-public.in parly would divide the South to-morrow, for we lire tired of sec tional strife. We have nothing to gain and all to loose by it, and we know it. liut so long as you send to us and maintain over us such men as George L. Spencer, and the cor rupt creatures whom he appoints to fill the federal offices iu Alabama, it is uecdless to talk of respectable Iti'publicanisni among southern men. We could take him and his gaug to Massachusetts, and, giving them the same chances they are afforded here now, they w juid disrupt the Republican party in a week, anu drive trom it every one who is not blind as Wendell Phillips or corrupt as lien, iiutler. Knowing these lacts, as you uo, must you not admit that it is unjust, cruelly unjust, to complain of us and war upon us because we are united in favor of honest and peaceable and intelligent "home rule"? Selma, Alabama, August 30, 1870. TIIK (iltKAT 1IOKV VOVAGK, The Story of the Daring llano AVIio rail, tied Over the Wide Derail Alone. The boat Centennial arrived at Liverpool Aug. 21, after a voyage across the Atlantic. Shu was sailed by a man named Alfred John son, a Dane, and left Gloucester, Mass., on June 14. Johnseu is in good health, but sut lers from want of sleep, mid his legs are stiff and weak, owing to Hie connncment of tue voyage. He is a smart, intelligent man of about 35. Un arriving at .New liriton he was cheered by the passengers on a ferry boat. He did not land ut the landing stage, where a number of persons had assembled to meet him, but sailed up the river, and was ulti mately met by the proprietor of the liock Ferry Hotel, with whom he arranged to ex hibit his boat in the grounds. The Centen nial was accordingly taken up, and will be shown to the public to day. The Centennial is a boat of the kind known iu America as a dory. She Is twenty leet long, partially flat bottomed, and has a centre board. She is decked over, is built in three water-tight com partments, and was supplied with provisions for ninety days. She was built expressly for the trip, and is of pine, extra timbered with oak. She carried one mast, and can set a main sail, two jibs, and a squaresail. Johnsen left Gloucester on the 19th of Juno, the people cheering him heartily as he sailed away. The weather was fine at first, but it afterwards changed to fogs and head winds, which lasted until the 2'2d, when he put into Snake Harbor, his compass being af fected by his iron ballast, lie started again on the 25th, and had a fine passage and fair winds until the 7th of July, when in latitude 41.0.1 north, longituae Hi w est, a heavy gale from the southwest sprang up, during which the boat shipped a heavy sea, w hich started the combing of the hatchway, and spoiled some of the provisions. At this time he spoke a bark bound from Mexico to Liverpool, and the captain invited Johnsen to goon bo.rd, saying he would drop him off Cape Clear, and not mention anything about it; but John sen declined. TliQ' ga'e passed away, and he had line weather until the lGth of July, when a strong breeze came from the southwest, and he made a good run, until the 3d of August, on whicli dav, being about 300 miles from Cape Clear, he snoke the brig JI aggie Gander, from New York to Swansea. After running a couple of hours with the brig, which shortened sail to keep company, Johusen hovo the boat to in order to ride out the gale, which had greatly increased. He unshipped the mast for this purpose. About half an hour after being hove to, the boat got broadside ou to u heavy sea and capsized, but Johnsen got on the bot tom and remained there about twenty min utes, when another sea strucK her, and he succeeded iu righting her. This was about 3 o'clock In the afternoon. Just after getting Into the boat again he saw a shark alongside, and its fins struck against the bottom of the boat. He fastened a knile to an oar and cut at the shark, which then went away. The boat was half full of water, but he pumped it out and weathered the gale, which lasted un til next day. Everything was wetted, and he lost his kerosene stove aud square sail by the upset. The weather continued rainy and fog. gy for four days, during which time he could not dry anything. On Monday, August , anoui 10 ' tones 011 Cape Clear, he spoke the brig AlfieUo.., from Liverpool to iialtimore, ana got some ureau and water, his own bread having been dam aged bv the salt water. Next day he got soundings to the south of Cape Clear, but it was foggy and he could not see land. On the Oth'he spoke the ship l'rince Lombardo, which gave him the bearings of Wexford Head as 5:) miles east by north. On the lOih sighicd Mil ford, but the wind became con trary, and he put into Abercastle. He sailed again on the 12th, aud reached Holyhead last Fridav, and Liverpool yesterday morning. Johnsen estimates that his average run dur ing the voyage was OD miles a day. He was provided with medicines before starting. When asked yesterday if he would care to re peat the voyage, Johnsen replied that lie "thought he had about enough of it." I.n ilon Itni'y Xar. Care of the Nails. When I came down, to my nitonislimmt, there stood the individual who was to shape my irregular nails a tall, dark-skinned woman, wiih Bowing jet locks, beard and imperial. To say I was surprised is too weak an assertion; I w:is struck dumb with astonishment. M. teacher had ju-t gone through w itn her usual pann", and bade me be seated. The opera tioti Sitgan. First a sharp. French shaped in strument cut the nails, sloped them 011 the then dried, and a red pomade, spread thin, rubbed off w ith a fine yellow powder, which caused them to shine. It took about half an hour, and cost the majntticcnt sum of 3 francs, or fil) con's. There are women in Paris who follow this singular vocation and obtain as bishaslO francs a visit: others who have contracts by the month. They generally r.e. ceive from 12 tJ $3') per month. EifhuuQe. I would urge upon the youth the impor tance ot studying the history of the world down to the present period, and let him care fully note the lar:e number of preat men w ho were agriculturists, w ho owed their success to the judicious training and good discipline of country life. W'tttern llurnl. PaI'er Wis now Ci'htains. A great variety,! Osmsn A Harenian's. ATTOR NE V 8. AI.KX.T l .rr.,,N. I). It LHHOiLL. V l.k.M I.HOA A: MvlXM. 'O.ll.l., Atior- nyrt anil Couimelord ut Law. Oltlr.e. la Olover & l ook' ..lock, IHUih, HI. L. McUuUgall, I. b. l.oinmU sinner. ejij'76 II. I1MJ11'"1 A'toi'Hev ii:il Cnuimelur at La.Oua. III. llillee. No. 2.1 l.n s.iHn atreel.over t'tillli Uroi. itruci'iy mora. Will Htu-ml iinnuitly to all business euirusltd lo Ilia cure, rpechil ul'eiitiuii pal, I t J CullfCllOIU. ttll)t.1i-li.U08 s, 11. DAVIM. Comi-ii'liir- lit l.dU'. lliimnn 1 & 2 OlltirU II. ill lllltllllllV. l.,l.S.Ull III. .SI,..1hI IMU-I. Ml-.-.,, lo Insurance Case. June 10-ly. ILJN1I Ktili .Si ill..l-v. Attorney! at ' 1.UW. Ottlrij III ItUHlluHll'l. Illlillhn,' Ul-Mt nl'tliH i niirt iluu.1l), Ottawa, ill. majii'iii ly I AM KM II. JoilJV.T.-o:v, Attorney and t Counselor at Lw ami Noiury I'ulillc. Ditto, artcond lloor tioca Lelanil'a Wools, northwest corner court House Siiuare, Ottawa, llllnou. juiii'lii I? 1UIjI, Attorney at Law i IfllllA HV.P C'lt V uru4 Diuir, uuriu sou atrveu, Ottawa, 111. Oruij store, nortliwcMi corner of La&alle auU Maui- niay'JJ it IIj. TIIOHPMUH, Attorney and Counneloi J. al Law. Olllce east of tlie Court House, lutawa, IMntAt. leWlS-U a. e. mrsoH. t. w. o. ghanr. I'lthiJXCH At CIlAflO, Attorney! and coua V si'Iors at Law. In the oUlce formerly occupied by Hick lord, Uowen Malouey, east side of Court House buuare Ottawa, l'J. 1'roiupl attention itlven lo all buslnesa en. trusted to u udlS-?5 1) JC. AC.A. I.i K: I-iA rf 1, Attorney! at Law. Koonn lormerly occupied by lir. iascom. la lloea A Lelunu'i Block, nonuweat corner of tour-. House bijuare, Uttawa. Id. deel-u HI It AM U MIL.1IRUT, Atturney at Law. lioom No. 1 1'oat OfBce block. aepU'.s 1". IjIN IjIV, Attorney at Law. Office over 1 . No. IV La Salle llreet. west alda ul Hie Court House. Ottawa, Ilia. Julyms PKOHUH C4. KIlHI0i(iI-:. Attorney aprlT at Law Olllce In I O. block. Ottawa, 111. l.illffill IV. liEWIM, Attorney and Counselor 1 J at Law, Olover & look's block. Ottawa, 111. aprtt !. BtCUOLSOX. d. D. snow. RlCllHjHl?r V WINOW, Attorney! aid Counselor! at Law. Will practice In the courts or l.a Salle and adjoining counllea. Uitlce.weet ol Caurt House Ottawa, Ilia. novll J1I. Z'1 1 v 10 1 1 J . Attorney and Counselor at Law, Ottawa, 111. Olllce lu Clancy's block, northwest of Court House. lebU'i'S ( l ICOROIS M. IjKI.AJi I. Attorney and VJ Counselor at Law. and Solicitor In Chancery. Ottice over iteuuett'satore, west of Court House. uiayU'it LMUNK J. OBAWFOHJ). Attorney r Law. hoom 17, ISO ClarkSt., B. W. cor. Monroe, Cb cago. Notary 1'ubllc inarU'Tt (iIIAH. Jf . IIItUMIl, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Office Kooui No. 1 Post Olllce block. Otta wa, Illinois. uiarl'Ta II. F.JON KS. L. W.HRKWKI. I)KH A J!Itl2W10Il, Attorneys and toua ' sellor! at Law. Oltawa. Ills. Oillcn. Uoouis No. I second floor, Metropolitan block. ocll,"i niNKT MATO. JOlin 11. W1DS1KK. i A YO At WIUMISH, Attorneys at Law. or 111 flee In Nattluuai iock. corner of La balle and Mala itreets. front room upstair! Ottawa. 111. lepll VIlTUlTIt LOCKWtltH), justice ot th l'eace. Ottawa, tils. Office on Columbus, a lew dcor! north oi the post olllce. Will thank histrlends lor all busi ness pertainiUit lo his office, and eui(,iges to alteud t It promptly. PHYSICIANS. Dlt. It. M. McARTIIUlt, Ottawa, Illinois UHtie Hooms 5 & P.O. Block. Upen from 8 o'clock a.m. to 6 o'clock 1'. iicilduuce on uciiiou eircci, souia Jau'tS of Illinois Ave. Dlt. CJIlIlKll'r I'llIY, KrenchPhy tilrlan. 87 years ot practice, the lst ten years In bl l.ouls. Mo. OUlce, La Sallebt., over 11. Wolle and I). Bern ard. liesldence, Washington St., (north ot Supremo Court block.) oilice hours, from S to li o'clock a. m and trom-iltoSi-.M. nay 1,15 r II. K.SJ I MlJ-Jll, M. !., Physician . and Surgeon. Utlloe over tue bxchana nana, Ot tawa. Illinois. marls Dlt. J. II. llOrMKIXlIUlttJH' Offlce. Vuu Doreu's brick, up stairs, near City Mills. Ileal dence, M house west ot Lutheran Church, West Uttawa. flW.! V ! ETT1T, Physicians and 8nr V a-eona, Ottawa, 111. Olllce over I!ckey')ewetry store. Or. Coles' resilience, 1J laas street. Ur. Pettlt's residence, U K. Pearl struct. Olllce opeu day and nluht. leciy-ly fill. M. Xtm iJfOlt, Homeopathic Physician, U uttu-va, HI. Oilers bis services to the triends of the Hom03opathicBstein In Ottawa, In ail branches o. his pro fession. Particular attention Klven to the treatment ol wo men and children, utile tn Olover Cook's block. leb!6- Xt. 1YJJ11. Office Over Exchange Bank, liesldence on Columbus Slrcct,opposll ihc Congreiatlen Church, Ottawa, Illinois. novlS.'.l HM. 1IAMCM, M. I., Physician andSnr . (teon, Ottawa, 111. OUlce 2d door north ol post office. Itesldeuce. Washington St., norih of the convent. JuuU Dlt. C IIAltI, Physician an. I urKn, over o 11 Main street, Metropolltaa Ulck, Uttawa, Illlncli . J".? 7th. 1H71. Iirueelct Bookseller and btv Vj. tloner. Ottawa, Hi. becond stoiclu Nattluxcr'sblock. south side ot Court Hoase Square, MKNKL'WMIi, Herman UruuKtst and Apothe . cary, (wholesale and retail.) Main street, Ottawa,!!!. Importer of lru(s, Chemicals, French Cuitulac brandies), Wines, dtc. 1 DENTISTS. E. uuuuivr, DENTIST. Hoom over l-lrnt IN'utlonal Jtaiilt. BAKERS. N TJJV KMUliASl) JIAlillltY APIJJ . l''.l-..C"J.'llJi i-IV i . L. IJEJiS, buccessor to C. W. Si.nlord, Poslo:Bce block, Ottawa, All lends ol' fancy and Wedtlliur Cake kept constantly on hand ami male to order. Also cruder.-., and everything la the bukery line, as low as any house In the west Also a larue assortment ol conlectionury conitantly on hand. Orders nwpm.'tlally sodcllcd. ...-co Utlawa,.lun.is,:s.i.j.-i4U L. Hhss. WAREHOUSE TUAW.'M .Si IMMVKMi, Dealers in ait.MM AND PKODUU Wsrehome un 1 oltl.-e on tue iMc:it, near the ; work Ottawa. 1 deca- f l'KIN. It AM. I.I. STi:rilF.NS, Mano- 1 i I lactureraof CHICAOO 'H1TK LI.MK. Wood burned. "tflre at Lime Works, corner Broadway and Vrnilllloa streets Streutor, III. W. II. I.uklns. streutor ; .1. W.Kaa dall, Batavla ; I b. Stephens. Aurora. . dccl-l J lOOIv A. 1 ilOll I'tllilTl.TIH ir everv iervinTiin. oon e'-wiv, irm,ii,mm a. m oweot prices, (live u a t all. ai.a we win ennea.or 10 jtiT you entire sutlsfscitou. West of Court lloo J. L. PIERGUE, IJakery nnd lie Cream Parlor. The pnre-t IceC'earn constantly on hand by the dish oi o,im, titv ; pure sod, the n.-w now cream iod, lemonade ! iter a!e. et elder, and b'f celebrated meart. Al" a flit line ! coiif ctioni ry. Manuf-icnin t the lnilii'ii Bread siincrtir cake, and ileils particularly In the luiuilesot me mmsou. Main St., south Court Home. Uttawa. m o.i-tmo Imt'iio rMXTKrri iiiokm( riiBT ' VNNAI3 A NO bILL BOOKS, at ilsM AN ItAPKMAjr. Hole, Letter and Bill Heads, Printed !n l-t class Mv!e the Fre T'r'If vT?1 of Court House Square. oa.MA.N HAI i-.maj.. Antoraiih Albums, boau liiul anil novel, at Osinau & Hapcniaifs, west of Court House Square. MODESTY Will not permit me to 1 bie th. rwt Ptetrrlptlo l ??n the worM. hut "S as careful aai as coup ''i-Apilon.utP .4 H "oars. Klrht drr can t foETuMiSE. Sd jwPrt.Vhkrt. iY.OlilWS. kick f-:I ! ,iw lhe "nestEcjllsn.Ger Biaa and Americas 1 ket brck. at t r-MA FA rr.MAT 1 KMOHA.'Vlil'I't IVOOH.w.alarnn4 4 beaUta! aortnat 4 tOlniaa Uapeaiau'a.