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T'H E DUONALDSON V ILLE CIlEF.
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OLVME I DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1872. NUMBER 17.
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tor and proprietor personally.
The Jackson, Miss., Pilot re-appeairs
as a daily paper.
Tihe leneral Assembly let on -M' n
day the first instant.
The correspondent of the Now 1
York Herald, writing from Havaon,
says that the students who were coln
demned to the chain gang for parttii
pation in the Castanon affair are to be
pardoned.
We are glad to observe that the
New Orleans Senti- Weekly Louisianian
enters upon its second volume much
improved typographically. We wish
it the long future of prosperity its
merit deserves.
We acknowledge the receipt of a
specimen number of the Weekly l'it
ness an eight page paper, Mr. John 1
l)ougall, publisher, New York. The
Witness is an excellent; paper. Sub
scription--two dollars per annum.
The question as to who is editor-n
chief of the New Orleans daily organ
of the Custom-house faction of the
Republican party, has been definitely
settled by a card of retraction which
appears in that journal of a rec'ut
signed, " G. W. Carter, Edit or
National Republican."
6' Smart Aleck," of the Iberville
Pioneer, pinched for subjects, amuies
himself and nauseates his half-dozen
readers by getting off a score or two
of bad puns, for which Lieutenant
Governor Pinchback's cognomen furn
ishes the material. Wonder if
" Aleck" thinks such things have
any weight as political arguments ?
Mr. T. G. Compton, in former years
editor of the Opelousas Sentinel and
of the Courier of the same place, has
taken charge of the editorial chair of
the Rapides Gazette, and we shall
expect marked improvement in the
paper under his management. Mr.
Compton is a recent convert to Repub
licanism, and as such we wish him
god speed, and will not call him ttrn
coat as we have been called by same
for deserting a rotten cause.
The January Number of Harper's I
Magazine offers fresh and unusual at
tractions to the numerous reader: of
that periodical. Its poetry, its stores,
its illustrated papers, its miscellan- f
eous articles, and its editorial depart- t
ments, this numbier reaches the high
est standard of excellence. Of its
twenty articles, eight are illustrated,
the number containing altogether t
sixty-eight eugravings. A glance at
the table of contents discloses avariety
of attractive, instructive, and inter
esting matter that is almost bewilder
ing.
The Custom-house Republican says
that several of the Senators who
voted for Mr. Pinchback in the recent
extra sension of the Senate " offered
themselves for sale to combat War
moth, but were contemptuousiy dis
missed from notice by the Reform
Republicans "-meaning the Curstom
house malcontents. Those statemrents
are composed' wholly of the same
article which we use to wash
ink from our type. In the first 'place,
no such offer was made by any of the
Senators referred to, and secondly,
they would have been jumped at by
the malcontents if they had been
madle.
ADDRESS
Of the tepublican State Central Com
mittee of Louisiana.
RooMs OF THE COMMITTr~..
ew Orleans, December 22, 1871.
To the 1 ppublicans of Louisiana :
The ratifying intelligence received
from .I parts of the State of the
unanil. )us endorsement of the action
of the Senate in the recent election
for Lie tenant Governor, induces this
conlmmi Ce to pleselnt to you a resume
of the ets precedent thereto:
Luri g the two campaigns of 1870
a few ambitious mesn, principally
federa 'office-holders, organized a
holtin' faction in our ranks. Not
withst ading an overwhelming de
teat, t use dissentionists determined
to r le or ruin," industriously
sought to spread discontent by assert
ing th t the policy of the State ad
ininist" tion would be to exclude
from thee every colored man, and
graden ly transfer the government to
the [email protected] trol of the D)emocracy. Un
fortunm ely, the bolters obtained con
trol o the late Central Committee,
and uir or their auspices a convention
was ca ed to meet in New Orleans in
Aungus last. It is, perhaps, needless
to ree r to the outrages then and
there perpetrated. T'his so-called
conver ion met in the Federal Cus
tonm-ht ise, outside the jurisdiction of
Louisie ia; the legally elected repre
sentati es of the people were excluded
by ar ed federal deputy marshals
and fe eral troops, and a bogus organ
ization Ift'eeted, although not a quorum
was p nseat until sixteen additional
bogus lelegates, principally federal
emplo, 's, were appointed, on motion
of at f eral office-holder, to fill the
places )f excluded regularly chosen
mimii. *s. 0
The ,gross ursupations necessitated I d
the holt ing of the Republican Conven- "
tion a Turner Hall, not a secret con
clave, narde(d by armed sentinels,
but oI n andl free to the whole peo
ple. '. le proceedings of that con
ventio were spread broadcast, and
everyv icere met the full and hearty
approl ttion of Republicans at home
and th aughout the nation.
Con ug to the next scene in this
politic I drama. The outcry against i
the St e administration was vigor- In
ously ulintained by the factionists, gi
but how much truth there was in Iw
the el rges of antagonism to the col- P
ored 1 aple, and secret afttiliation with t'
the I) mocracy, can be best deter- cm
mined by the events of the sixth of sl
I)ecenxer. Upon both parties a prac- tI
tical t-at 4 their sincerity was snd- Ii
denly nif ulexpectedly forced. The "
lamen tble death of Oscar James
Dunn I "eated a vacancy in a constitu- a
tional 'iflte, to fill which the State pi
Senate was convened. The cloven cl
foot . treason could no longer be t,
hiddeln Their mask of deceit and d
dissim lation was ruthlessly torno
away, ..nd the bolters exhibited in to
their t. e colors. Ohe of the foremost i'
colore mmen in the country-one ai
excepl :onal devoted to his race and e
advam ed Republicanism-becalne the n
candi ite of the party for the vacant Ih
Lieu .ant Governorship, and receiv- b
ed th. earnest support of the State j
admitstration, while the Custom- t<
house faction, to defeat him, and f.
further their secret aim to irrevocably 0
divide the Republican party, boldly a
enter4l into litgue with the Demo- fi
crats, oho, true tp their proscriptive t
preju ces, exacted (the only qualifl- u
cation they demanded), that their a
candi ite should be a white nmn.! ! a
The, traditions and platform of the i
Republican party of Louisiana pledged d
its ao.ierents to " an equal distribu- 1
tion tong white and colored alike d
of all cfies." b
Thi, the bolters deliberately ig- J
nore thereby betraying the claims R
of niuety thousand Republican voters,
and exhibiting a treachery unparal
leled in the history of political organ- a
izatic :as. The Custom-house faction t
even sorted to threats to intimidate r
Seua rs, as in the case of Senator t
Buttlc, of Plaquemnines p)arish. The i
federl Marshal, S. B. Packard, as- '
sertet, to him that the State would be (3
put under nmartial law if the coalition, c
of which he is the leader, did not I
win in the contest. How abased they t
feel at the fruitless results of all their f
trea erous ant nefarious plottings t
we Uve r.o means of judging, but s
the l.st commentary that can be given
on this contest of L'oyalty vs. Treason 1
is ci tained in the vote which gave
to the Republican party a glorious I
victory, and drove its leagued enemies
beaten and dismayed to their haunts. a
0" call of the roll for election of t
Lieetenanut Governor the Senators re- i
spol ed as follows, each candidate
vot for his opponent, according to
culst m and courtesy:
F P. B, S. PINCIIBACK-MeOS.ar. .
Barte, Butler, Campbell, Coupland,
Gall.hp, Harris, Hunsaker, Jenks, I
Kelso, Lewis, Lynch, McMillen, No
land, Ragan, Swords, Twitchel, Whit
ney Wilcox.-eighteen true and stead
fast .epublicans!
TFR 1'. V. CorITLAND--Maesrs. An
dernh, Antoine, Blackman, Bowmana,
Daiele, Futch, Herwig, Ingraham,
O'Hara, Pinchback, Ray, Smith, Sy
pher, Thomas, Thompson, Todd-six
teen, including seren Democrats and
six 'ustom-house employes !
lpublicans! if these men, on an
occ on of comparatively inferior im
po mnee, can so vilely betray your
,pa ad its solemn pledges, will you
trust them in the great crisis of 1872,
whil: your liberties-aye, even your
liv--are staked upon the issue of
º thtraggle I Fortunately,the victory
of the sixth of December positively i
demonstrates that the Rtepublcan par
ty can carry Louisiana against the
Custom-house fiction and Demnocracy
combined. a
One particular point it is desirable
should be made clear. The whole po
litical capital of the bolters is founded
on wanton mendacity. Assuming, by a
virtue of occupancy of federal posi
tions,. to be the direct representatives
of'the national administration, they t
have, with a persistency equaled only e
by its falsity, endeavored to instill in
the public mind a belief that the 'State t
administration is antagonistic thereto. I
This is not true. The Republican t
party, of which this conunittee is the
head, and to which the State officials
give allegiance, will, under all circum
stances, stand tiim and true with the
national Republican organization, andl I
guarantee Louisiana for Grant if it is
the expressed desire of the party, in
convention assembled, that he be re
elected to the Presidencv.
Finally, your Central Committee
regard the action of the members of
the Senate, in extra session convened
I on the sixth of December, 1871, in
I giving full recognition to the claims
of the colored people, of such impor
tance as to justify the declaration that
I our party has again been consolidated,
and that with measures of retrench
ment and reform in all branches of
the government which the party pro
1 poses to carlry out, and your earnest
co-operation with this committee, de
feat in 1872 is an utter impossibility.
Let there be no compromise with trea
son, but, with the watchword, Eter
nal vigilance is the price of liberty,"
emblazoned on your banuers, press
on to a glorious triumph that will
overtop in benefits to humanity even
those 'past victories which have ren
dered our beloved Louisiana truly
"the hlaund of the free !"
THE COMMITTEE.
Last of the Commune.
The Shooting of Another Insurgent.
The correspondent of the London in
Daily Echo says: fo
Gaston Cremieux was shot this rit
morning at Marseilles. The follow- at
ing details have reached me by tele- th
graph : The condemned communist, C(
who was contfined in the prison of St. aI
Pierre, was informed of his fate at tip
two o'clock. He appeared calm and of
collected, and replied, firmly, " I will m
show you how one ought to die." He Ci
theu put his papers in order, dressed re
himself, and got into the wagon that ni
was to conduct him to } oot St. to
Nicholas. Arrived there, Cremieux
asked for a few minutes to finish a
piece of poetry; having done this he
charged M. Vidal, the Jewish rabbi, cl
to beg M. Esquiros to complete a
drama lie had begun. At seven
o'clock a cart drove up, nud he wasn
taken in it to the platform of the l+
Pharo. The sentence was then read, ti
andt Cremieux appeared to listen to
every word. After spending a few ri
minutes with his religious consoler, tl
he approached the fatal post. He E
bore a kind of ring in his hand, with 1
which he intended to attach himself
to the post in the event of his courage i
ftiling him, but lie did not make use
of it. He prayed the soldiers to aim o0
at his heart, and not his face, as his .
family desired his body. He then f
took off his hat, coat and waistcoat, 1
undid his cravat, opened his shirt,and tl
standing firmi.and erect, with no band- tl
age over his eyes, cried out : "Now,
tige! Vire Ia R1epb"- . He fell c
(lead before he could finish the word.
The public numbered about five hun- ti
dred. The body was afterward taken h
by the family of the deceased to the
Jewish cemetery. Tile execution f
passed off quietly. ti
4Wti
A paper by Dr. Cheron on medical ,
art in relation to military organiza- v
tions, gives some curious details iun
regard to the period of growth in p
the human being. The average num- h
ber of Frenchman liable each year to e
military service is 395,000, but about 1
61,000 are exempt from various causes, a
of which deficient height is one of the b
most frequent. This, Dr. Cheron t
thinks, is not a sufficient ground fi
for exemption, as the time required l
to reach the full development of the e
stature varies considerably in ditfer- t4
ent races. The population of France o
being composed of mixed races, pre
sents great differice as regards .
height, and the time of growth varies
greatly from one region to another,
according to the origin of the inhabi- ;
tants. The descendents of the abor- r
ig iual Gauls, occupying the central
zone of France, from the Alps to the o
Atlantic, are remarkable for develop
ing so slowly that they scarcely reach
their full height before the age of
twenty-six. The inhabitants of the
south-sprung from Greeks, Romans
and Gauls-attain their complete stat
ure at twenty-three years of age. In
the northwest of France the descend
ants of Belgians, Northmen, Flemings
and Germans, are not fully grown
until they reach the age of twenty
six. Dr. Cheron thinks the 18,000 or
19,000 persons exempted yearly for
Sdefctient height might well pay their
i debft to the State, apd quotes the
opinion of Dr. Larrey, a great author- 1
3 ity in such matters, to the effect that
a low stature is more often coincident
r with a strong constitution than a very
t high one.
r Colds should be warmed over fre
f quently, and sore throats taken in be
r fore sun down.
Difficulty Between the United o
States and Spain. o
A special Washington dispatch of lt
a late date furnishes the following: :
()fficial advices received by the v
government recently indicate that we i
are involved in no inconsiderable!
difficulty with Slpain, whose officials
in Cuba have for sometime shown an n
utter indifference to the protection of I
the lives and property of American
citizens. The Cuban volunteers there "
have maltreated Americans and driven
them within a recent period out of t
Havana. This government aware of
this, has repeatedly represented thei
condition of afihirs to the anthorities
at Madrid, but without any other
result than promises of early action
which were never fulfilled. As affairs
became so threatening at Havanathat
the United States Consul General
telegraphed that American citizens
and officials needed the immediate
protection of the government. The
matter was brought to the attention
of the Cabinet, and an armed fleet of
four or five vessels have been ordered
with all possible dispatch to Havana,
to be placed in immediate cominun
.cation with Consul (general Biddle.
The commanding officer has received C
instructions in case the Cuban voltn
teers strike down the life and prop
erty of American citizens, to ilrst
demand an apology and reparation.
If they are refused then he is
required to open his guns ont the city
of Havana. The gunhoat Nipsic,
now at Pensacola, will leave, while
the Terror, at Key West, undergoing
repairs, has been ordered into com
mission, to be dispatched at once to
Havana. Also the Kansas has been
ordered from the Brooklyn navy-yard
to the same destination with all pos
sible dispatch, while the Severn and
Natasket are already oni their way
to the Cuban waters.
Admiral Lee, commanding the
Southern Atlantic squadron, is now
in Washintgton, but was active by I
orders of the government in dispatch
ing his vessels, sq as to be ready
for any emergency. Owing to the
rigid censorship over the telegraph
at Havana, but little is known here of
the inmmediate events which have
compelled Consul General Biddle to
appeal for assistance, but the condi
tion of afftirs with Spain, arising out
of the Hornet difficulty and the treat
ment of Americans in Cuba, is suffi
ciently shown by the diplomatic cor
respondence to warrant the govern
ment in the startling course it has
taken.
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I Liberia. li
We clip the following from an ex- u
change:
The British steamship Loando has
arrived in the Metsey from the west
coast of Africa. Affairs at Monrovia
had assumed a serious aspect. Some t
time ago a loan was negotiated in En
gland for the purpose of constructing t
railroads, &c., in Liberia, by which
the country could be opened up to C
European trade and native enterprise. I
When the Loando left Monrovia it y
was currently reported that the Pres- t
ident and his son were in jail, charged t
with having misappropriated upward
of £40,000 worth of Liberian bonds. t
The following extracts from a mani
festo issued by the chiefs of the Exec
utive Committee will tend to show
the nature of the offense with which 1
the President is charged :
" He has contract d a foreign loan,
contrary to the law made and provid
ed ; and without an act of appropria
tion by the Legislature le he has, with
his officers, been receiving the pro
cceds of that loan. He has ignored a
i fundamental principle of the Consti
tution, making the executive, legisla- t
tive and judicial departments of gov
1 ernment distinct and separate. In
vading the courts of justice, h he ha f
assumed to dictate the selection of
I jurors, thus interfering with the even
handed justice of the judiciary. Every
Seffort to induce him to desist from his
unconstitutional course has been un
availing. Threats and entreaties have
e been alike lost upon him. He has
n turned a deaf ear to the remonstrances
1 from all the counties of the Republic.
He has declared the people in a State
e of rebellion, and attempted to escape
to foreign countries with the officers
e of his government, clothed with full
power, in order to wield in other
Slands a power which at home he had
s employed in vain to crush the liber
ties of the people." It is added that
" the sovereign people did by their
resolution in the city of Monrovia, º
1 joined to the resolutions from the
e other counties of the Republie, de
pose President E. J. Rove from his
h l igh office of President of Liberia,
and did decree that the government
e shall be provisionally conducted by a
i chief executive committee of three
- members, until the arrival of a consti
n tutional officer at the seat of govern
- Ineut."
A Russian Heiress in Bad Cornm
r pany.
3r [From the Albany Knickerbocker.]
ir Among the distinguished personages
lc who visted police headquarters at Al
r- bany on Monday was Mr. Soldatalkoft,
at m Russian, who is one of Prince Alexis'
nt party. While viewing the objects of
ry interest about the rogue's gallery the
distinguished foreigner was struck by
the face of one of the fbmales in the
e- frame. If his recollection served him
e- right he knew the woman, and of
i course instigated some inqutiries. lp
on consulting the book containing the
names of the persons represented, it
was found that the face identitied by
the stranger was set down as Madam
Gratowski, which was an alias. She
was arrested on the charge of shoplift
ing at the stores of several of our mer
chants, and after trial was sent to Sing
Sing prison for three years and six
months. The stranger said the wo
man was a native of his country, that
her name was Radetsky, and jhe
was the daughter of one of the first
families of the empire ; and what was
more, since her departure, having, by
the way, eloped, her farther died,
leaving her in immense fortune. Chief
;Maloy and Capt. Hale both recollected
the woman well, and her general de
scription given by the stranger corres
ponded with their impressions exact
ly. These officials also assert that the
woman served out her time at Sing
Sing, but has been arrested within a
year, and is now at Sing Sing serving
out another term. The stranger made
a memorandum of all that the Chief
and ('apt. Hale said, and informed
those otticers that he would make the
fact known to the Prince, who was
acquainted with the circumstances
connected with the case, and between
themn an ettoit would be made to se
cure the p)ardon of Madame 1iuletsky.
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Carpet Baggers. co
What the Liberal (Alexandria Va.) m;
Citizen says of them :li
We have heard much and read much, h]
within the last three y(gars, about it
"Carpet Baggers," " the Northern
Scum," the " gaunt and cadaverous
Yankee," and the "bloated and be
sotted German," and we have taken a
deep interest in the matter, and made B
a careful investigation in order to as
certain to a certainty at what time, re
and fror what country, and from ot
what cause this remarkable personage sli
originated, and why it is that "' the
Southern gentleman ($) elevated in B
his instincts, and honored in his line
age, looks with inexpressible contempt hl
on the New England worshipper of
the Almighty dollar, and the pesti
ferous German scum, which pollutes t'
our laud!" (Extract from a Georgia
Democrat paper.) 1I
But for an eminent London pub- s
lisher, this interesting fact and record
of " elevated instinct" and " honored
lineage" would have been lost, lost T
forever to the world!
But thanks to Mr. John Camden,
who has made antiquarian works a
speciality, and has just published a
volume entitled-The -Original List'
of Persons of Quality, Emigrants, Re
ligious Exiles, Political Rebels, Serv
ing Men, Sold for a Term of Years,
Apprentices, Children Stolen, Maidens b
Pressed, and others who went and
who were sent from Great Britain to
America in the 17th and 18th centu- c
ries. The Work gives the names of i
the ships, and other interesting facts
compiled from British publhc records;
they are of course authentic.
From the record we find that, in
October, 1732, 68 men and 50 women,
" Carpet Baggers," were carried from
Newgate to Black Fryars and put on [
board of a lighter to be carried down
I the-river to be shipped on board the
C('esar, off of Depford, for transporta
tion to Virginia. o
In January, 1736, 140 " Carpet Bag- d
gers," from Newgate and 18 from the t
jail at Southwork were sent over. In t
May, the same year, 1(06. In 1738, at .n
one time. 126. In 1739 were shipped i
127. In 1741 a whole ship-load of c
" carpet baggers" were transported. 1
In May, 1747, several large ships I
sailed from Liverpool, carrying if all c
1000 " carpet baggers." In 1749 the i
ship Laura sailed with 135. In 1754, t
Mr. Stewart made a regular contract I
to transport " carpet baggers" to c
Virginia. e
In 1758 were shipped to Virginia,
Sfrom Newgate, 63 men and women, (
f and 45 from Southwork; the sanme
- ear, also, came 35 men and 50 women.
In October, same year, 27 women and
18 men from Newgate. In 1762 were
shipped 36 women and 5 men. 1766
Sir Edward Sandays says the British I
Governnent sent over 100 ; and
S speaking of Maryland and Virginia,
he says: " Several of the best plant- I
ers, or their ancestors, have in the
two colonies, been originally of the
1 (carpet-bag) class."
1 It
Mr. Sumner's proposed anendmen
to the Constitution, enforcing the One
t Term principle, is presented in such
la form that a fair discussion on its
merits, and not on personal considera
' tions, can hardly be avoided, even
by the most perverse. He carefully
i guards against any complication, on
account of G(en. Grant's aspirations
it for re-election, by providing that the
amendment shall not take effect till
1873. It being thus plainly impos
sible to silence discussion by the able
i_ argument that this is the mere trick
of Republican traitors to stab the
President, we mnay expect to see Mr.
Cameron, Mr. Conkling, and Mr. Nye
show the folly of the Whig and Demo
cratic parties, of Andrew Jackson,
Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Harrison,
is Beni. F. Wa(le, and the whole line of
1- worthies cited in Mr. Sumner's learned
Ft, preamble. Let us see them grapple
is' with the case, and, forced out of all
of side issues and personal dodges, go
he fairly upon the record. We thank
y Mr. Sumner for presenting the issue
ie fairly before the holidays, and appeal
in to the people to noty the case anmd
of keelp wateh of the Sea.aors.-N.. Y.
Matilda Heron,
The Sad Story of a Woman's Life.
Matilda Heron, in the very greatest
brilliancy of her career, jbeaicame fas
cinated wjth a man who hau gained
some reputation as a musician, a conm
poser, and leader of an orchestra. It
was his music that won her. She
loved him and married him becaus,,
she loved him. He had other mao
tives. It was not her talent, it was
not her personal appearance, it was
not her kind heart, or good reputa
tion which attracted him. It was th,
money she had earned and her ability
to earn more. It did not take long
for the loving but deceived wife to
discover this. Harsh things and sor
rowful things are quickly forced upon
our comprehension in this world.
Matilda Heron no sooner became
convinced of this than she set about
to do what only her own generous,
but peculiar, nature could have sug
gested. '' He mnarried me for my
money," she said to her friends, " and
he shall have it." She at once pro
ceeded to make over to him in legal
form her house, her wardrobe, her
diamonds, everything of value which
she had in the world. It was in vain
that her friends attempted to dis
suade her from a course so absurd
from a utilitarian point of view. She
was obstinate in her purpose, and
completed the sacrifice by paying this
man $1800 a year rent for the very
house which she deeded to him, and
which she had paid for with her own
hard earned money. Of thishusband,
it a sufficient indication of character
to say he accepted all this.
Matilda Heron had no heart for the
stage after this. Shc determined to
earn her living by teaching elocution.
But pupils were few for the woman
who was now poor and obscure. She
remnioved from one residence to an
other trying to live by economy when
she could not work. It was of no use.
She was again forced to try. the stage.
But grief had made sad havoc with
her spirits, time dreadful inroads up
on her attractions.
"You can never please the public
with that figure," said one manager
to her.
" The public will look only at the
heart and brains of Matilda Heron,"
she said confidently.
But her confidence was misplaced.
d The public had found new idols and
neglected its old favorite. Then she
wrote new plays in which she hoped
to attract with novelty, One of them
a it is remembered, was called "The
Belle of Somewhere."
" It is an excellent play," said the
manager who produced it for her,
" but it needs a belle2'
' The next that is heard of this poor
R broken-hearted woman is the laugh
ing stock of a St. Louis audience, be
cause of her misfortunes and the neg
f ligence of her manager. They speak
,of her now as '*c.razy," and perhaps
they are right. She has certainly
had trials and grief enough to make
her so.--Ex.
41 -' ,.1.,
A Scoundrel Well Punished.
[From the Lafayette tInd.) Journal, Dec. I2.)
From an eye-witness of the later
part of the transaction, we have some
particulars in relation to the attempted
outrage upon the person of the little
daughter, seven years old, of Mr. Bush,
the Marshal of Attica, on Friday af
ternoon. A youug man named Hard
man, about twenty years old-a clerk
in the employ of Mr. Yerkes, a mer
chant of the town-was the criminal.
The facts becoming known to Mr.
Yerkes, he at once discharged the at-
cused, who packed his trunk and had
it taken to the depot. About the
time the train was due in the evening,
Mr. Bush put in an appearance at the
depot, armed with a good and sub
stantial horsewhip. Meeting the
young man, he ordered him to take
off his coat and vest, which he did
without a word, whereupon Mr. Bush
proceeded to lay on with all his might
with the whip, every stroke counting
and cutting through the shirt into the
flesh. Hardman bore the punishment
like an abject hound, never opening
his head nor uttering a complaint.
After becoming tired out, the enraged
farther rested and demanded to know
why the culprit had done what he did
to which the latter gave only incoher
ent excuses. Mr. Bush then took a
second tilt at him with the whip,
which lasted until his strength was
again exhausted, the culprit taking it
as it as he done before; at the end of
which he was ordered to put on his
coat and vest, which he did. The felh
low's shirt was cut into thin shreds,
and the skin of his back was terribly
cut and mutilated. The farther's feef:
s ings again overcame him, and iae or
dered the young man to takle off his
1 coat and vest the seeped time, which
She did in abject submission. The
e swift and hard blows of the whip this
time overeame diin, and he bellowed
e like a child,' and finally got down on
his knees .p his tormentor, and beg
e ged 'formercy. After tiring himself
- out the third time, Mr. Bush desisted,
,apd the young man was alloyeil to
dress hiuiiself hand go on about hjs bus
f ine.s. According to our informant,
d the well-merited punishment was wit
e nessed by ouite a number of persons
L1 ip the depot building, each and every.
o one of whom decided that Mr.. B. had
k done just right.
1 A lady sometimes keeps charms up
d on her watch guard; but it is more
important that she jkeep watch an
guard upon her chlirms,

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