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THE DONALDSONYILLE CHIEF.
VOLUME 1. ' DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1871. NUMBER 6. 1enalbs7nbillk Oief. Office in Crescent Place. Published Every Saturday Morning, -AT Donaldwonville, La., - Bi I.INDEN E. BEnTLEY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: 'One copy, one year,....................$3 00 One copy, six months.................1 50 Single copies.......... ..............10 Payable invariably in advance. ADl ERTIS!NG RATES: [A square is seven lines Minion type.] Space. I wk. 1n mo. 3 mos. 6 mos. 1 yr. I square.... $1 01$3 a 15 O, $9 00 5 00 2 sqaqrees... 2 5 9 15100 25 00 4 squares.. 400 8 00 15 25 00 35 00 leolumn... 7t00 13 00 25 40 00 5000 Icolumn... 14 0J 23 40 60 00 70 00 I column... 28 40 55 00 75 00100 00 Transient advertisements. $1 per square first insertion; 75 ets. each subsequent insertion. Conununications muay be addressed simply ('aoCrH, Donaldsonville, La.," or to the edi tor and proprietor lesonally. The question of compulsory educa tion is being discussed by a portion of the press. President Grant has issued a proc lamation of final warning to the South Carolina Ku-klux. Statistics demonstrate that the col- i ored population of the city of New is York is constantly increasing. I tw The Lafourche Republican sends up n a beseeching wail for Democratic sup- 6 port of the Custom-house clique. 6 If editor Reese, of the Lafourche Republican, is never haunted by the ti ghosts of Webster and Worcester, lie 1 ought to be. u The N. 0. Patriot is becoming as it full of typographical, orthographical s'' and grammatical errors as it is of oi abuse of Governor Warmoth. Governor Alcorn, of Mississippi, is ' meeting the champions of the Democ- i racy of that State on the stump and t vanquishing them signally. The Gov- df crnor is one of the most talented pub-. '4 lie men in the South. to is gi Advices from Washington state that in President Grant will revive his pet th scheme for the annexation of San Do- i mlingo, and attempt to force Congress to act favorably upon it during the A] coming winter session. of A subscription of over $100,000 for the Chicago unfortunates was given in less than thirty minutes at a mueet- lie ing of St. Louis merchants. The total "" be amount of St. Louis' subscription will of probably reach $500,000. sh «=1 th Hon. Thos. D. Worrall, editor of the New Orleans Mitrailleuse, is recov ering from his recent illness, and has resumed the publication of his lively journal. The pictorial department is suspended for a time, but the editor promises its early resumption. The CHIEr can join the Mirailleuse in saying, "AWe were taken to task for stating that Governor Warmoth had an undoubted right to suspend Boyce from the office of Secretary of State. How now, that the court has so decided?" The New Orleans Tiaes has arrived at the sensible conclusion that the Democratic party has run out of prin ciples, and that there should be a new organization, under a new name, to succeed it. This new party to advo cate honest government-whether Re- i publican or otherwise. A recent issue of the New Orleans Commercial Bulletin remarked that the rice and cotton crops of Plaque mines parish were in a flourishing? condition ; whereupon the Plaque- t mines Register admits the fine appear- r once of the rice, but is somewhat as- t tonished to learn that cotton is raised! in the parish. ii A large number of prominent citi- a zens of New Orleans have joined in ( extending an invitation to Senator; Carl Schurz, of Missouri, to pay that; city a visit and address the inhabitants 6 on the political situation and issues of.] the day. Senator Schurz is one of our' a purost statesmen, a man of great fore- al sight and talent, and such an address ai from him will doubtless produce much; 8 good fruit in Louisiana. pi Bad For the Horn Books. Concerning the decision recently - endered in the Bovee-Herron case, in, the New Orleans Republican says: Judge Emerson, who refused to acknowledge that the American peo ple have constructed a government which is so seriously defective that T9 there is no way to arrest an official offender in the comnmission of offences, is now being scandalized by the Democratic press in the most ex 3 60 tended of constitutional arguments. His motives are questioned, his prin ciples suspected, his party fidelity derided, his judgmenat impeached, his reading ridiculed, his constitutional lore impugned. And what for ? Be cause he decided that the first officer of the State, and the one chosen to see r to the .preservation of the laws, sus 5 0o pended from office an individual who 5 00 was breaking the la:. This is a sim * ple statement of the ease. Mr. Bovee, p 00 Secretary of State, perpetrated an act 0 o0 which was not more lawless than it g was alarming. He ausurped all the ion. functions of all tho departments of government. He declared that to be p a law which was not. He uttered a ocument as a legal enactment which ad never passed the Legislature, hich was without the necessary r-a- arms, which had been defaced and of 'hich he knew to be defective in all hese particulars. And he onsum tuated this offense, not in the interest of society, but in the: interest of a cor ic- poration, and in tht face of public th interest. Judge Emerson decides that there must a power Somewhere in the state, appointed by the people. en dowed with authority to arrest such )l- imuproper actions, not by any penalty w inflicted on the agent of the offense, but by the suspension of the author of the wrong from his official capacity to commit other and still grosser ir IP regularities. Judge Emerson must be p- right, or else the State is at the mercy Of an unfaithful officer. The judg anent must he correct, or society has constructed the mnihchinery of its e government with a 4-iew to the pro ie teetion of its own recreant agents ie rather than to the preservation of its own interests. The suspension of Mr. Boyce will t not injure him in his official relations 1 is if he shall make it appear that lie al ioommitted no wrong} although that is an almost impossible event, if the statement made by him before Judge iEmerson is to be taken as a guide to c the facts of the case, He was merely t is "t salaried officer, and lie will recover c his salaries and perquisites if the Legislature restores him to his situ d tion. Hit' personal relation to the - office was merely that of a hired man, -. serving under under x contract for four years. The State employed him to perform certain functions, for a given tern. at a specified salary. His t it interest is the salary -the interest of t the State, the fulfillment of the ser vice. If the work is done and Mr. Boyce is paid, neither party can complain, and, least of all, Mr. Bovee. e All this fury about the inherent right of a man to an office is the merest substitution of aristocratic suggestions i( in lieu of the plain Republican ' iw of 'r letting and hiring. a D What would a business say man if a lhe was told that air unfaithful clerk ti . was entrenched at one of his desks beyond the power of renloval because i[ of a defect in the articles of partner- 01 ship? What do the people sa' to es this new Democratic suggestion, that n f when they have elected a subordinate a officer they have erected a force that tI is above control for three hundred 'and five days in the year, except at b the expense of an extra session of the $ Legislature. Judge Emerson has r read law practically, and if-tlhe " horn books " that the Tines refers to, gain say the reason that pervades the judg- i' ment of the Eighth District Court, e then-so much the worse for the born t books. Blacketone says the law is ai founded in reason and common sense. i Judge Emerson needs no other text to support him in. doing a reasonable L C and comnmion sense thing. t PRIVILEGE OF CONGRESSMEN.-The ti Washington correspondent of the St. c4 ed Louis Democrat, iii a dispatch dated he he the 29th ultimo, says: n- A novel and interesting case, in- ci ýw volving the principles of the extent of to and meaning of the parliamentary as privileges of Congressmen, came up at o- for hearing to-day. before a full bench w e in the Supreme Court of the District. bh Colonel Sherrod, of Alabama, during the last session of Congress, was served with a summons to answer for nas a debt contracted in Kentucky. R. M. at' Corwin, his cor"nsel, plead the usual ac e- privileges of a member of Congress. f The plaintiff demurred, and thus n ig; issue was joined on the single ques- In P- tion of privilege. After a full argu- m rw ment, the case was concluded to-day, sn the court taking the case under advise went. " The point raised by his coun- co d` sel was, that answering a summons th involved in its consequences all illegal bl restraints of arrest, and consequently lo a member of Congress, under the ha n Constitution, was at liberty to obey a sti summons or not. qu r ve it, MOXTREAL, October 12.-Fenian wI a General O'Neil, with a force not he stated, crossed the border at Pembina cr< and seized the Canadian Custom-house ed and Hudson's bay. The post was up attacked by United States soldiers da . and O'Neil captured. It is reported an that a large party had crossed at o'e St. Joe. United States troops are in " " pursuit. he Can we Conciliate ? ftly [From the Lafourche*Times.] ise, We do not belong to the party of ex tremists, who assume the entire wis dom of the nation, and profess to be to able to suggest measures which shall eo- act with the reputed efficacy of an ent elixir; healing in a moment discords ftat and dissensions sown in the par y by ial disappointed ambition and green-eyes es, jealousy. But we propose a ratio:ial the desire to be informed by those who Lx- are wiser than ourselves, when we ask t* in sincerity, can we conciliate ? Can in- we conciliate the sleek and plausible ity venomous hypocrites who infest the his Custom-house? And, secondly can iutl we conciliate the party which has 3e- ignorance and stupid prejudice for a er base, and is supported by bands ii as iee sassins who are too cowardly to fight I- openly but who disguise their fiendish ho forms for the night aind do their mur n- derous work under the tame of the te, Ku-Klux. wt To the first qiestiot, re state it it opinion, that the only conciliation ,o he be affected is to show the most bon of est of them that they are simply a ork- ; be ing under the leadership of the Demo- I a cratic party, and nhat the object of ch these Democratic leaders is plainly to li e seen where they have effected any 1 iv lodgment For v here-er the Custom. ( id house has succeeded in making a point. ill that is the place where the most hitter , i- and uncompromising of the rebels ± st have their stronghold, and there 'in 'r' der the shadow of the n'wme of -ns ic tom-house Republican," do these na'r- t at derous traiters transact their schemes t le and plot the overthrow of the national t Republican party. Already have the c i best of them left 'he Custom-house c Ly clique; and we hav. the most able of c e, them (the Donaldsonville Chief, and r o the Feliciana Republican), advocating e the views of the Republican party 1 r- against the Custom-house scheme. a 'e Nor is it possible, in our opinion, to n 'Y conciliate Walsh and his crowd, as 1 their masters are lying shady, while i the comparative small fry come to the i surface. Nothing can conciliate an unrepentant rebel. He is yet for war, r and failing war, lie is yet for assassin t ation and murder. And foiled in his 11 plans for stabbing his neighbors by v the hand of a midnight assassin, he ` publishes a newspaper and abuses t, e Governor Warmoth, and for this rea- y son and others we reiterate our opin- e e ion that the most efficacious of all con- 1 e ciliation with th' Custom-house har- i pies is to expose their object and show t' Y the cloven foot beneath their spacious l( r cloak of assumed felty to President 1H c U. S. Grant. C4 Although we have but partially re- h e viewed the possibilities or benefits of o conciliation with the first class, yet it t( may not be improper for us to con- HI ` sider (as dependent on the subject) b a the next question, can we conciliate o I the party who are the founders of the 01 Custom-house clique, or, in other it: words, can we conciliate the yet arn- w repentant and blatant rebels, who al boast of having been subdued but H never conquered? y l Our Northern friends may consider fl us harsh if we reply that, in our opin- in s ion, we can not conciliate them but in di one way, and that way, we hasten to a f add, is by the strong arm of the law. sI Conciliation or moderation with h( them signifies weakness and cowardice. is They have no appreciation of gener- tr osity or forbearance. To them hoi- is esty of purpose, purity of life, gentle- hi ness of heart, is a myth, never known ro and never sought for. ib The ballot box is hated because pi their late slaves are their equals; they at hate schools and teachers, especially fit those who profess to teach the chil- Ja dren whose cuticles have more or co darker pigment than their own. fo Law is .stigmatized as "tyranny," wi and the necessary taxes are termed Ui " robberies." W Can this class, who .have been an Cl entire lifetime learning and fostering pr a hatred against the North and North- he erners, can they be conciliated t "44 We hesitate to record the answer. Ui Let the parishes whose victims stained lat the earth with their life's blood reply mm to the questioa; let the inocent vic- wi tims of the Ku-Klux answer. History de carries us back to the times of Cal houn, and we feel that the question is a national one, to be answered by national and State measur.es. We are ooir content to trust the honored leader of thiu our party, Henry Clay Warmnoth, to answer for Louisiana, and with hin at the headl of our ticket in 1872 wve en< will answer the question at the ballot Rte box, can we conciliatefsu His Mother-in-law. He stood on his head on the wild seashore, and joy was the cause of the act; for lie felt as he never felt be fore-insanelyglad, in fact. And why ? In that vessel that left the hay, his mother-in-law had sailed to a tropical country far away, where tigers and snakes prevailed. And more than one of his creditors too-those . objects of constant dread-had taken berths- in the Ship Curlew, whose sails were so blithely spread. Oh! now he might look for a quiet life, which he never had known as yet ('tis true that he still possessed a wife, and was not 1 quite of debt). But he watched the vessel, this singular chap, o'er the waves, as she upped and down; and he felt exactly as if " the edifice was 4 crowned." Till over the blue horizon's 1 edge she disappeared from view; then up he leaped on a chalky ledge, and danced like a kangaroo! And many i and many a joyful shout he pealed o'er the sunset sea, till down with a I " fiz" sank the orb of day, and then he went home to tea. English Synonyms. ' he copiousness of the English I tongue, as well a, the difficulty of ac quiring the ability to use its immense e vocabulary correctly, is well exhibited 1 in the following array of synonymous u words, which, if not new, is yet a cap s ital illustration of the nice distinctions which characterize so many of our vo cables. It is no wonder we slip oc I casionally, even the wariest of us. A little girl was looking at the pie ture of a number of ships, when she ex i claimed, " See what a flock of ships!" We corrected her by saying that a flock of ships is called a fleet, and that a fleet of sheep is called a flock. And here we may add, for the i'enefit of L the foreigner who is masteriun the in tricacies of our language in respect to nouns if multitude, that a flock of giils is called a bevy; that a bevy of wolfes is a pack; that speck of thieves is called a gang; that a gang of angels is called a host; that a host of por poises is called a shoal; that a shoal of buffaloes is called a herd; that a berd of children is called a troop; that a troop of partridges is called a covey; that a covey of beauties is called a galaxy; that a galaxy of ruffians is called a horde; that a horde of rub bish is called a heap; that a heap of ox en is called a drove; that a drove of blackguards is called a mob; that a mool! if whales is called a school ; that that a school of worshippers is called t congregation ; that a con gregation of engineers is called a corps; that i corps of robbers is called a band ; that a baud of locusts is called a swarm; that a swarm of people is called a crowd, that a crowd of city folks is called the elite; that the elite of the city's thieves and rascals is called the rouglhs, that the miscellaneous crowd of the city folks is called the commu nity or the public, according as they are spoken of by the religions commu nity or the secular public.-Arnerican Educational Monft/ly. in Gossip of a Veteran. A, Of the aged individual known as i- Uncle Tommy Wargraun, the 'Knox S ville Chronicle speaks thus: le Uncle Tommy was born in Lexing es ton, Virginia, May 14, 1773-three t%- years before the declaration of Ameri c- can independence, and is consequent 1- ly now ninety-eight years old. His r- mother had sixteen children. When w twenty years old lie removed to Fin is ley Gap, Jefferson county, Tennessee. it He had never been married, and is consequently an old bachelor. He has been an eye witness to the growth Df of East Tennessee from a wilderness it to its present degree of prosperity. I- He knew Knoxville when there were t) but two stores in the place, one ieing te owned by Captain Morgan and the ie other by old Billy Park. He has been r in four wars. At onb time of life he a_ weighed 186'ponnds, but his weight o at present is on13 sixty-one pouqds, it He has chewed tobacco seventy-eight years and don't think it will kill him ,r for some time yet. He has eat no i- meat for sixty-one years. His only n diet now is a piece of light bread and ; a cup of coffee, and he does not per v. spire in the hottest weather. Second h hearing has retuned, but his eyesight e. is still dim. Uncle Tommy is a great traveler and although so very aged, i- 1s continually making flying trips hither and thither on the lines of rail a road. His range is between Lynch burg, Virginia, and Augusta. He is e passed everywhere free, and puts up y at the hotels on the same terms. His y first vote for President was cast for James Monroe for his first term. He r could not endure Jackson, and voted for Henry Clay when that great Whig " was a candidate for the presidency. I Uncle Tommy was a most enthusiastic Whig in those days, and lauds Henry ri Clay to the skies. He east his last presidential vote for Grant, and says - he will vote for him again, and that "Grant will be. elected mighty easy." Uncle Tommy belongs to the Cumber 1 land Presbyterian Church, and has made due preparations for that event - which he has been awaiting so lonig r death. Of the political situation in Missis sippi, the Natchez New South gives this cheering intelligence From all parts of the State we have encouraging reports of the unity of Republicans, and a determination to sink all personal differences rather than endanger the success of the party by opposition to the regular nominees. The converltion of last Thursday, in this county, has had a good effect. " Old scores" were settled. The po litical tomahawk and scalping-knife wielded by the chiefs of opposition clans, have been buried never to be dug up, except when on the Demo cratic war-path, and for the purpose of " raising" Democratic hair. In the various counties in which con ventions have been held, general sat- a isfaction is expressed, and a deter- l mination to support the nominees, 1 although objectional to a few individ- t nuls. If the harmony in our conven- t LUon is any criterion to go by, and we should think it entitled to some 1 weight from the fact of there being so l many candidates (many of them men t of weight and influence, coming before the convention and submitting I to its action), then we need have no I fears of the result of the coming elec- 1 tion. C Adams county, after her conven- i tion, is more united than before, and c we believe will return an increased a majority ^t the November election. 1 Touching Devotion of a Child. sh One of the most tearful cases ever c- told on paper is this, of a little boy, use a mere child, who travelled 1,400 ed miles, taking care of the dead body of us his mother all the way. p- An expressman, upon reaching his as office one cold morning in January, o- observed on the sidewalk a long, ,c- heavy box, which his practised eye at once indentified as containing a corpse. c- Upon the end of the box, shivering x- with cold, sat a half clad boy, about seven or eight } ears of age. Address a ing him kindly lie said at " My lad, don't sit there ; you will id freeze. Come in and sit by the fire." of Bursting into tears, the little fellow n- replied: " No, I can't come. My to mother is in this box, and I promised of her that I would not leave her until of we got hpme." es Deeply affected with the touching Is devotion of this brave little fellow, lie r- finally succeeded in convincing him al of the entire safety of his precicus a charge, and taking him into a neigh mt boring restaurant gave him a warm breakfast, and then learned the par a ticulars of his story. is His father died but a year pre r- viously, in a remote village in Min nesota, leaving his mother in poor )f health, and nearly destitute. She died a but a few day's before the boy's sad it Journey, charging the little hero with is the duty of conveying her remains to 0 friends in a distant State, and furnish ; ing him with (all she had) a sum of money barely sufficient to carry them r; both to their destination. The little 4 a fellow had'actually ridden night and is day in a freight car with his melan e f choly trust, never fpr a moment l9sing I e sight of it. Marriage Made Easy. We copy the following from the I a New Orleans Times. Though it may not appear very grammatical, it is 1 highly expressive : The following choice speciuen of s orthography was received by a gentle man of our city, in answer to his advertisement for a "man to work. on a farm." It will be noticed that the applicant not only looks upon - marriage as a matter of easy accom plishment, but also pays himself a compliment in presuming that he can s learn almost any " Tinks " in a short time : Dear Sir-I have read your Adver tisement in the German Gazette for want of a Men to step and work on a Farm nar the Golf. If yon have not engaget one already ' i am willing to accept the situation. c I am a German 32 year of age 8 year in this country and employet since 3 year by the U. S. Marshal as Keeper. I am now most two years here on this Plantation as keeper and have charge over the hohle place, I know not much planten Trees in this coun try, but I have to learn so many Tinks e since i am that i think i learn this too. I can give you Recommendation from the U. S. marshal and also from ° several Privat Persons from this Par ish and from the city of N. 0. I am not married at present, but this tack e me only a few Days. b If you want to tacke the Trouble to b write my an answer and the neaer a Details, i am verry obligt to you. SMALL-POX RE.1EDY.-Acorrespon. ci dent of the Stocton (Cal.) Herald Y writes: "Appended is a receipt which P has to my certain knowledge been used oi in hundreds of cases successfully. It d will prevent or cure the small-pox, em though the pittings are filling. When 01 Jenner discovered cow-pox, in Eng- A land, the world of science hurled an 5i avalanche of fame upon his head; but b, when the most scientific school of oi medicine in the world-that of Paris, to published this receipt as a panacea inm for small-pox, it passed unheeded. It fi1 is as unfailing as fate, conquers in fe every instance: It is harmless when taken by a well person. It will also D cure scarlet fever. Here it is as I have of used it to cure small-pox. When Pr learned physicians said the patient T1 must die, it cured. Sulphate of zinc an one grain, foxglove (digitalis) one su .grain, half a teaspoonful of sugar, in mixed with two tablespoonsful of wa- th ter. When mixed, at I faur ounces of water, and take a teaspoonful every ty hour. Either disease will disappear Ja in twelve hours. For a child, smaller th doses, according to age. If counties ini would compel their physicians to use he it, they would need up pest houses.- tic If you value advice and experience, ga use this for that terrible disease. dr pe flie Natchez, Miss., Nere South talks forcibly of an unmitigated brute br in that city : lor We ire informed that an individual upon hearing of the death of a young lg Republican in this city, on Monday last, remarked that he would give « twenty-five dollars for every Radical that yellow fever would kill in this dl, city. Such dirty, inhuman brutes as dlfn lie; should be safely lodged in the i Insane Asylum. That man, if the wn truth was known, is a dishonest beast, th a liar, swindler and a villianous dog; t he cannot be other than a speck of is vomit belched forth in a swindle, and has landed here to escape the wrath of his creditors. We do not believe m. in the Billingsgate or McCardle style tha of writing, yet we feel that the occa- thi sion, in this instance, warrants the thu language used. joi d. The Grand Duke Alexis. 'er Accompanying a portrait of this TY distinguished .personage, the Harper's 00 of Wreekly.of October 14th hasthe.follow mga: is The announcement Ehatýfhe Russian y, fleet, with the Grand Duke Alexis, g, sailed on the 26th of September from at Falmouth for New York has created ie. quite a lively stir in the fashion ag able circles of this country, and ut extensive preparations have been as- made to give him a reception suited to his rank, and expressive of the mu ill tual good-will that prevails between ." the United States and Russia. The ar uw rangements in this city are on a scale ly of splendor and magnificence never A before witnessed here; and in every til part of the country through which the imperial party propose traveling simi ig lar preparations are in pro&mgpg ue Here the most imposing spectacle m will be the reception of the Russian is squadron in the Lower Bay, which !u- will be participated in by the United in States naval Squadron of Reception, r- the fleets of the combined yacht calus in these waters, consisting of the New e- York, the Brooklyn, the Atlantic, and i- Bayonne clubs, and the steamers of )r the Committee of Reception. The d combined yacht fleets will form in two d divisions of escort on the starboard Ih and port side of the Russian squadron o as its steams up toward the city con i- voyed by the United States men-of )f war, the steamers of the Committee n of Reception, and an immense fleet of Le excursion boats containing invited d guests. I- Besides the naval display, there will g probably be a review of the whole. First Division of the National Guard and a parade of a division of. the Steam Fire Department in honor of the distinguished guest. Immediate .e ly upgn his arrival in this city he will proceed to Washington, where he will y be presented to the Presidentf the is United States by the Russian minister.. This point of etiquette fulfilled, and after having received the hospitalities. of the governmentof the United States,, the imperial party, consisting of the Grand Duke and a very large numben of distinguished Russians, both young and old, will return to New York, and n the brilliant programme arranged by athe Committee of Reception will be Ocarried out.. An entire day will be u devoted to an inspection of the for- tifications in the harbor, and the, navy-yard and public institutions will: be included in the round of excursions. r which have been planned for the grati fication of the imperial party. rhey will also visit West Point, where the cadets will be reviewed by the Grand Duke. The grand banquet and ball at the Academy of Music, it is expected, will be the crowning act of hospitality extended to the young sailor. No ex pense has been spared to make it the most gorgeous spectacle of the kind that has ever been held at the Acad emy. The entire southern wing of the Clarendon Hotel has been rented by the Russian minister as the residence of the Grand Duke and his party dur - ing their stay in this city. As this portion of the hotel, until recently an elegant private residence, can be made entirely separate from the rest of the building, the party will be as secluded as they could wish. Leaving \ew York after a sojourn of three or four days, the party will go West, visiting all the principal cities along the route between New York and San Francisco. It is pro posed to organize a grand bufLalomhunt on the Plains, near Fort Laramie, un der the direction of Lieutenant-Gen eral Sheridan and the United States officers of cavalry stationed in the far West. It will be recollected that a similar entertainment was organized by General Magruder for the Prince of Wales, who was, however, unable to participate in the novel sport. The imperial visitor from Russia, it is con fidently asserted, will accept the prof fered invitation. An interesting incident of the Grand Duke's visit will be the presentation of the Farragut portrait, intended as a present to the Emperor of Russia. The plan is to make it a national and not a local testimonial, and the list of subscribers contains the names of pro minent citizens from every section of the country. -The Grand Duke is now in his twen ty-second year, having been born in January, 1850. He is the third son of the Emperor, and is cultivated and intelligent. Like Prince Bismarck, lie is said to be very proud of a decora tion given him in recognition of his gallantry in saving a person from drowning, under circumstances ofgreat personal danger. As the person thug rescued was a lady, he ought to he a favorite with the fair, whom only the brave deserve. He is decidedly good looking. At this season of the year the voy age across the Atlantic is apt to be long, owing to the prevalenceofheavy westerly winds, and it is not likely that the Russian fleet will come in sight of Sandy Hook before the mid dle of October. Our people will give him a Wdrm and friendly reception, and send him back, it iato be hoped, with new ideas of the strength and the beneficence of liberal republican institutions. Lord Bacon beautifully said: "If a man be gracious to strangers, it shows that he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut of from the other lands, but a continent that joins them."