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ALSO JTIK
abcock Ge!f
Fire Engine,
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Kl.nnAM., i:v.nti x Co.,
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fhs OllUiiiil Ormin oT ilin UnitKit Stnt.-t, the
Ktiilout AliBRint.iii.l iiml Cuutity ul llni.
Tl.oPII.nr n-ill be ullHlieil Weukly. Tdiir
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iiiitst n tor Jli.ri of Record. Semi Ordci'i for
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imi (rdcr fr nil kind- of Hiiinkn, Stunt
riipi. l"t 51fi!iaiiiiidi'i Ihioks, IiikslHiuis l''n,
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f Kiivtflop, locnmfiit Huxt'i ami Laht'Ip,
lotttvtf-pni''l' !' knis ot Ink. Kulfi-p, feule,
rcHtinif-WMX. Paper wniditfl KraKTH, Peiif,
ariilit, Cltpe alia FMcm, Paper fafttnTB, mid uli
inlier hi tides nulla Mr kopt in w elUappointed
taiiuitar y hlci i-iiritintf t siauliBinnenis. to
It is more effective Hum the Sienm fc'ire Kn
ino. U.aiiRu it in ini.laiitHiieonly reuily mid
lliniWH H powerful itrtmin of CH.buuic acid gui
and water for anv leittli of time.
It ii. the bunt and .hoiipest Kiip Kniriue in th
wo-'lii, anil comt.n wiliiiii tho lhiuntial abilitie
of eve"y plare-
It does not require an expensive Ayntem o
WHler woik, and la never out of repair. .Svud
Vcr Thrlr Itrftird
V. V, FAIitVEI.l, Sir'y.
74 Alurket fctl., Cliicai;ow
A. y Oronrr, Aent 19 'aual street New
Oileaits. I,:..
Tfttmp, trump, trump,
Like tH'to; form of tho utght,
Wa wo ttim ooml.ig lonp, dim line
Contro'l. nti uiovotl by liau l of Titnn J
Atid we tremble uinl nhiii-k in friKl't,
Fur we kuow.not wliotliar tlipy biing
life' cUiiuli,
Or whrtbi r lhy bring t'un Hr'.
r.r the Father Lao willed it thnu,
TLnt mortulf tievt.r ruy ki.or
WbotLor tln-ro lii s in tbo tutiirn year
A gtaco of bfij e to be wet with tcitr.
A palace f.f juy c r woe :
Ltajt ffot sbuul fuller and heurtu grow
fiiiut,
llo knows it was bettor so.
n In tlivMi our urcijf Ati'l Ihid nil
Lit j(i ilium wlfk'iu'. r!k fr-jiu nn
(iinrlor.
' (leiif lul J'iti?lon, liowrvrr, no lif
lililttlil'ilKJil lii-1 Cllll't'licliC'l f.'iiyiti'lll,
(fiiiiltipdnl lii rulrcftf, In my jml-
infill, In n .rt.i!crit ni tl ctiiHiiiiiiiiiitr1
inanniT, l.oili in ftrnti.y nnil luetics.
All tliO positions cliO'fii fur tiiukin
a stand woio fulcclnl with tho lit
moft pngaciiy nui skill, nnJ Iim lit:
f','itcci WTro tlirtiwn lip nml stroiiKlli
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KIMBALL, RAYMOND & CO.-
', ' PUBLISHERS PILOT,
.;' And State Prfntera,
STATK STREET, JACKK)N, MlSSISf-ll'VI.
N." B...4Ve irpnd nearly !! of onr reculpts
:mi ptoliiK in tint State, ami are adding om- mitu
tt-wiirtU hmldinjf np l)r iiidnst rial iiieiitutiimrt.
it w but just nud fnir t ank und receive the put
lounge of all county oliirials tlironi;hont Aliitsi
ij pi, vhiu Ihey Hie W Hted of uiiiibing in utir
ATL'IiDAT NIC IIP'
Tor
The Choiernt and Mont Inters RtiM of ull the
VVeeklii .. Speeituei) TopifM Sut tree. MtMid
for Vtr nd .Iinle for Yourwelf.
"S;iti!;d;t Niin" i read by over Ten Tinn
(!nd ri;i.iai.d jj'opl tivtry "Wuek, the lurent
; r'ii i ii ol him !i.!ui v i ai)er nnblilied in the
I. 'ill id ii !'. 'i'l. ii i-. il.e 1 t' uioof ol itw niin-
nlai-ity. Ail ol'tiu old add famili:ir writers huve
iN(T j 'J' re'i'KM-!,'i '..'fti'Ma large corps of new
; ! "K.udt.y Ni,tM. ' f t 1873 will bo the lout
V'l'iiiH' wm huve pi'.ili.-hr'd
In Volutin' IK were riiuiicdifid.- ',12 Lonir stortrp
by tho bent wilt rs mrnev can pimure;.rtlo Short
Mones i.tt l I'.io Pt enir; l25 Oolntnns of Itemmtcr
l.jtdif !; -lo ColniniiH ot I.ateet Kahliinim, wi itten
in the ii r ooiuprvheiisive vie ; Oolunmp of
liemetn tit imia! lutM-eel ; l ulunma ot hiiort
hkotnief and l-'diiorialu; UH (.''duutna of Winy
and HutiM i'i'iit I'hihi aphs; TO C'oitiaina of An
wweFfto Co' reppondeiitH. Mtfckiiir u total of
Ovti Two Thonsantl larjre coTtitDite of th best
family rt'iuluii; evt-r public he4 in serial form
eu.il to four or live volumes of the popular
monthly magazines, tnid i 1 pnlii hetl in hook foim
wou'd inakti revwnty iivu bound vo!uiu8 tbui
usually ell for Two Dollars each.
. 00 worth of lieaiiiut: for only Three
Dollars! The purity and moral tone of "Saturday
Nifciit'" in of the liiiihvHt ordr. KotI.int thai can
in the It;ait oH'end (he religions or pwliiital belief
of any cue will be ul lowed to appear iu Ha
SuJscritdion Pi U for One Year, V2 Xnmbcrs,
in onlv f.i.'M for iSix ilonthc, "o Numbers ic onlv
f l..rw'j.r Koui Mouths, 17 Xumbtirs, io only $1.0(1
Special Teitus to A'octnmsterH name as taut
year. Addreei. Da vis && Klvkrson,
Piop's, und Pub's. o "Saturday Niht,"
Philudelphia, Pa.
Kinrrlura, Ifyprulry, Bsmmrr , t m
plniiU Cbekra i1iibU4, I lus, nil
itron Tertliinir, ami the ont I'ru
vruinlive ol' A-.in.ic 4 bIra.
ThT extinnr.liary Medieitie, the fame of which
iins rend broadcast nircutfuont nm ennu-ry. i
I indonbteilv superior to any remedy everotlcred
io the public for I he complaint for which it Is in
tmled. We bave hi our pciseMion Tettiinon;a!-
s liiruiehen Toiumaniy-oy aju i"k, nun vmcj
TopoMrHphicKl Engineer Ilorean at WiiahiitetOH
Oen. Fit! Henry Warren, Gen. Pleimonton,
land others of the Annr, Father P J. r.Smet.,
i
I ho relebratui Indian Jlifwioimrv ; aUo oth'oeiof
"I the Nvr l 8rpeon, Hofpital Stewards, com-
maiidere'of nei.ilv every nicaraer plviuir ou Hie
I Mimmlppt I""1 lribnifcy rive, w eniern January
iiii.d Christian Commimiioiier., Array Clinplain..
nnd others too nomeronn to mention. iikewira
highest encomium, of I h prei-a. prnisiiiK ils val
uable medicinal qualities in the highesMernm. No
other Medicine has such recommeinliiom. J.
&. C HAOCIKE Sole Proprietors. Southwestern
corner of Olir d Second streets, St. Louis
lire and tolj, by Dni(Tits aud Medicine lie-
vi-ywhere. Airenia.
M KESSON. BOBBINS
. j I. . o At 3 Fulton street. N. V.
' ' Jtl.lbUIRFSS
SattapariJJ r 'titter
The t Beet Tonic, Blood Turificr and
Renovator of tho System Extant.
. f, tnnoezsfi'cenitlnnta say that this vinnwe
I B "remrarkiii hum ..aiiw.rt & o,t-aiiritv ntumrnlleJ-
. ii Cm the short time it ha oee in use. It is en-
sirely different in its eomposition from ny other
4 artiel. and possesses medicinal properties that
f'e it in the front rai'k of BLOOD and 8TOM,
; , ACH tnediotne. It is a delicions cordial to the
J taMs : ami wIim half an ounce of soluble citraie
of iron k added to a bottle, it far excels any ol
the pretmratioDof barkwt iron now "O exten
sively osed for su-eoirthoniuij the bod said en
liliniftheblood
."tlT ni'd ouIv i'V J. C Uasnsire. I'miridls.
TBADB
MAiUv.
Let mo coll yonr partic-'.lar attention
to my celebrated . " : '
Sarraceiiia Is fe ISWers,
Of the finest medicinal properties, endorsed by
theMedi. hI Faculty ' Mobile. Spiriis pure as
French Ilramlv, d.iligl tfnily o rdii.l, tonic, altera
live and prevent. ve of tuHlmia. Kvery tuiuilv,
l.ar-rooin and saloon nse tlie A UK ACENIA to
the exclusion of Western and other Uitteis.
As a sequence of Rreat demand every whole
sale firorer and Druirciat bnv hireely and sell
rapidly. The price alh.ids a better margin to the
Trade than any imported inferior article.
The SAUH ACEXIA islhe great favorite tonio
with the tfentkr sex ,- cbildreo and invalids nn
iirove rapidly under its inrliience. Popular with
all classes at home and abroad, it is literally in
overybody' mouth."
I sell onlv to the Trade, not less than 25 cases.
It -,nn be had in qnuiitillesto suit, of all (Irocere
and Itniftfists in Louisiana, iexus, Alaoauia,
Mn8ifHipi,i. anil trom
NC'IlMIDTfe KKIOLKB, )
W. H. HKNMNtl A ('.. Uew Oileans.
KKKDKHH'KSON & IIAKTE,
U. F.GFUKtiK I. CO., (JalvcBton.
- DR. JOS. TUCKElt. ProprtVtoe.
Motile, Alabama.
3.V. IlEXItY, ? ;
A. B SANDS & CO. S Nb Torlt .
JOHN It. I-) CKKN, Dickeu's terry, Dotf Kiver.
Jackson county, Miss. sep-a-Iy
DR. N. LAMBERT,
rbarmacfiitlit and Chemist,
PSCAOOfLA. MISS.
Tobefonud DAY or NIGHT at his ofllc on
the comity road, near the Depot. . .
American, French and Ouiman prescrlitirns
mrsfnlly put up in aecordunot wkh lheir
ive Pharmacopoiias, Jaiilii iot
JEot c C. H.woon,
ATTOKXEY3 AT LAW
MosaToiut - iIi8s;
rs" Offlw in Court Hoobk at th Oepot Offlc
h..ur.lim IU . , to a o'clock, r. ., 1 .usdy
"iVJ i T
A few weeks since, in nn article
entitled "'Hood at Atlanta" we took
occasion to difpute a statement made
by Mnj. Austin of New Oilcans',
who snid in relation to Johnston's
retreat from Pulton to Atlanta :
"Gen. Hood had just- Leen placed
in command of the Western nrrhyi
"worn down fiit was at the lime by
an unrenii'tiii"; policy of retreat, in
augurated by his predecessor, to two-
J thirds of it3 original Ftmigth."
When wo replied :
Wo do not tliink the fact." will bear
him out iu this statement. We Irok
forward with much inferest to Gen.
J E. Johnston's forthcoming work,
and are confident that it will nhow
that the policy he adopted in the eel
cbrakd retreat from Dalton to At
lanta, a policy which, had Gen.
Johnston been left in command,
would bare proved as fully effeclive
as that purSued by his great exem
plar, Fabiu!, in his campaign against
Hannibal, was "..caring; dowu'C
Sherman's army, instead of his own,
and that his a-rtny, as his lines of com
luunication because shortened, was
continually bein' recruited from the
rear and .increasing, gnd its morale
was splendid ; while that of Slier
ma.1 was continually being wcnkencd
by his fecessivo attacks on our lines
while it becamo more and more diffi
ciik to keep open hi3 lines ol corn
municntion.
And we now publish the following
letter from Gen. Joe Hooker to
Gen. Mansfield Lovcll which strong'
ly cuuor30tl tins campaign as "the
most prominent feature of the war."
New York -City, October 21st,
IS73. General AT. Lovell My
Pear General : Your letter of the
15th iust., requesting my professional
opiuiou concerting the conduct of
the retreat tho of confederate army
iu 1864, while, commanded by Gen.
Joseph ll. Johnston, and al o of the
impression produced 'in the Uuion
army on being informed of the ret
moral of that officer from bis posi
tion was received. I have no possi
ble obojetioa to communicating to
to ycu my riews on this subject,
briefly, ot coarse (as I hafo not my,
notes and maps of tho campa'gn near
me to refer to), and, besides, I wish
to be understood, in advance, that
my opinions on this subject arc ex
pressed in no ostentatious manner,
but merely to comply with your re
quest, and to do justice, as far as
lies in my powor,eo a brother of
ficer toward whom I bave always
felt the highest admiration for his su
perior military accomplishments.
"I was fumiliar with his services
in the Seminole war, and also our
war with" Mexico.
"During tho campaign to which
you refer I served in the- army op
posed to 'inn, u command of a corj a,
on which, as yoo intimatf, much of
tho campaign devolved I mean fie
CoLfcdcrato acp fiora HP", "
ened with tlie exercise of marvellous
irigeimiiy Jin judgment. Tliis was
tliocaso near D.ilion, Uea. ncn, Cuss
ville, Xew Hope Church,. Kcuesaw
Mountain, I'o.tchttro Crock, and
other points which Ida not now re
member. Condsideriiij that John
stoij's ciimy was on the retreat, 1
think it remmkuble thut wo found no
deserters, no straggler, no muskots
or knapsacks, and ro muterial of war.
Johiii-urvi's troops aluo covered and
protected tlie citizens living in the
vast df-trict in which wo were oper
ating in carrying off all their prop
erly from before us. Iu fact, it was
tho clcanc.-t and bcSt conducted re-
that we had seen or read of.
W herever wo went we encountered a
formidable line of battle which all
commanders were inclined to respect
I know that this was my feeling, and
other officers in command of armies
and corps appeared to feel as I did
Indeed, this retreat was so masterly
that I regard it as a useful lesson for
all persons who may hereafter elect
for their calling tho profession of
arms. After having given the sub
ject' a jjood deal of reflection, I un-
ihesiiatingly etata a3 my conviction
that this was the most prominent
feature of the war, and, in my judg
ment, reflects the highest credit upon
its author. Tho news that Gen.
Johnston had b en replaced in com
mand of tho army opposed to us by
one whom We considered much his
infetior iu military c;ipac;tv, was re
ceived by our officers with universal
rrjoieiDg. That wa were not wrong
in our estimate of his successor was
fully pioved by subsequent events
"Gen. Hood's careor while in com
mand tells its own story. Oire of
the prominent historians of the Con
fedt racy ascribes tho misfortunes ol
the 'Lost Cause' to the relief of Gen.
Johnston; I do not think this, but
it certainly contributed materially to
hasten its collapse. , Very respect
fully, your obedient servant.
J. Hooker, Maj. General.''
ordinarily emnl wilhin thi) proviiire
(if hi dcpnrifnf n'. opinion on
lull rnnlionnl lnW , wo believe, prac
liriilly wor1 r, and enlillej to no
eonii deration whalfver, uiilcsa enlor.
ci by mneli liiher autlioi ily. Now
what i. the ehurn'elfr of (ho evidence
(lUi'ied ? It is entirely it parte, and,
Iheicfme, onghl lo bo received with
tho prcnlcst caution, It not rejected
alloirether. fpnni.sh witne-scs and
."piiiiisU testimony aro . callej In to
prove that Iho Virginlys wa3 what it
is mniiiftstty lo tho Interest of Spain
to show her to have been. Where nrc
tho wilnr s.-cs on the olhcr side? Spain
has fhot them. Every man who
would lie likely to know tho status of
the vessel when seized is buried in a
bloody grave, and tho men who sent
them there are place 1 on the stand to
clear theif own skirt' by establishing
tho guilt of their victims. If this is
not a diabolical burlesque upon justice
and common sense, then wo confess
ourselves unable lo comprehend what
justice and common sense mean, now
many murderers could bo convicted
in criminal courts if the only witnes
ses forthcoming were tho murderers
theinvos and their accomplices and
friend-? TV. l!us is the convenient
"d, ei ii.ln t f . t flilillitf rimt'l f f t'f
J,il,fi3f,fi, r I,i-i It lifj'j nl llif) (i!
TnrrtT li'ifiie(',!i I, l YtnuW'n nnn
tf, Mld".ll.il, ixlei'll lllil"tfel fl
Naleli", w ti 1 1 ii, ilnriof mid fninily
era i( iippr, IV.rnfiri;? tdeif
eot ked pifliil at It. n nni ot ttif yr
ron around tl,o Inlili1, Ik-fir lender
lold Urn doelor In knew Jusl how
miit.h meney ,n find nd w!,eris ll wit
hid, arid he wnnte J ll with a few
fconl tin po'fllilr. We liavnna room
for ttiO full particular of thi outrage;
wa will just ciy that llio rol Ijpm got
the doeioi' cold waleli and t,000
in gold. They ramoacro's the coon
try, with hiel thry wero evidently
weil ocqnaintcd, cutting both (ele
grnph wires lo KoJncy. Tho paafy
had now increased, as wo were told
l hero were ncven when they got on
tho ferry boat, which they captured
when she was nearly across tho rivjr,
and instead of landing at the proper
place, ran her on the bar; being sixty
or eighty yards from tho shoro they
forcod their horses to jump in .the
river and swim' to " tho bank. Thev
came to Mrs, Elliott's quarters in the
in tho night. After stationing the
negio as a sentinel and leaving their
horses at the rack ready for use, thrco
men lay down lo tako a rest, three
continuing oi passing through St.
Joseph and out towards Franklin.
News having been received of the
affair, a posse of men under Consta
ble Arnold, from Waterproof, under
took to arrest them; they resisted, the
sentinel firing upon tho constable's
My,
turn IM M s-iiit ftcM
W 'f'l( 1 I.Hi tl' 'tf Iff
ti'm l rMnfi, r iin' --if
'.tM, ' 'i thf (0f ft in I
f fi't Mit'fortrtiihst, l I'.f 'il tif
l.rr.itivj mrt Ii Mfff ttni I' ff.
370 V. a it ti lfdf if(f, l.
VitmyU l!f( f in f id"ft' t !',
1i('t,f ft f,' ffllial dM f.-f(ll !,!
lih.f. I (l')' I f fhv tit Mlf lf
i"fhfr.r 'ii l.itrir'f arihltc nt
il' lil ft!itft( Hfi'f, Willi e!iln ti'UfU,
!l I f tUfi ,frltiiofiri t,t maimer
l l 'k fuel , MIl l'4 Kltl4 (',t
loiilf low if &firri'tih"r t iik fuf
fl'ifc; fini'l Kiithflr fimn all stri;
nml' rift! ?ro:rt whleh 1$ r!i! n Imi
nd fat'lifnl hilory i,'. l!,fl ff irf of ll,
Hinrrr t'r'- nml Id 'mi fe died lm
ffalh fli nlmdnr. Alii, itiiiiiy hIki
would gin 11 i'l In h! Ubor fit
lovo linro been for year fowl lo do
voln ilioir titno almoul ricliwlrely lo '
dnily. Jfl, nd filthily toll for lilendl
for lliid cause, and no other, wc fenr
e I fiilnro at the outnit, but now (hat
thn noctelf lias continued Itf cxiel
has intio
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dnced in tho present case, and w t(7rY ne WM summonea 10
i is rr.nnHi.,1 uu"f' vu"ey w3 BTea opon lllai
THE DECISION IN THE YIE
GINIUS CASE.
m
Advices from Washington indicate
that the Eish-Polo protocol is bearing
awkward fruit, but fiuit which might
bave been anticipated from the. na
tuio of the blundering document, and
which was very plainly predicted in
these columns. It is said that Attor
ney General Williams, after a carelul
examination of tho proofs (ubmitted
to him by tho Spanish Miuister, has
decided that the Vilnius, at the time
of her capture by tho Tornado, was
not an Aaierican vessel, consequently
was not entitled, to American protec
tion, and. consequently, belongs, of
right, to her captors, and not to us.
If this decision is sustaiued, the Uui-
:ed States must not only dispema
with the salute to the flag, which was
to hare been given ou Christmas day,
but, if Spain should iusist on it, the
vessel must bo returned to the Spanish
authorities, together with tbo surviv
ors of the passengers and crew now
on their way to our shores. For if
the Yirginius was, to all intents and
purposes, a pirate according to tbe
letter of international law, then those
on board of her cannot shelter them
selves from trial atid punishment by
appealing to tlft United States, Spain
ia entitled to these prisoners, and to
Spain they must go unless she
chooses to wave Ler rights in the
premises, in order to spare a further
humiliation of onr national pride.
. '-Ktions 10 this dc-
Attorney General Williams is reported
to have sanctioned. ,
The testimony of a dyingman
when realizing his situation and in
full possession of his mental faculties,
is entitled to some weight. Capt
Fry in his published letter to Presi'
dent Grant, written a few hours
before ho was led to exotution, ex
pressly declares that the Virginiu
sailing under regular United
States clcaranco papers, and was,
therefore, authorized to fly the Ame
rican flag, and enjjy American pro
tection. In tho official ro'rort
transniitlcd to the Secretary
of tho Navy by Rear Admiral
Scott.commnnding the North Atlantic
squadron, it is stated that Capt. Fry,
on his" trial, "declined to answer all
questions put to him, protesting lhat,
by tho laws of nations, ho and his
crew had comrnitUd no offence that
justified their impiisonment or trial
as pirates claiming to .be in com
mand of an American merchant ves
sel, furnished with all properly cer-
tifud papers which he had delivered
to the boarding , officer of the cap
turing vessel. ' Are the declarations
of a brave and honest mau at such
a time to be set down as deliberate
falsehood unworthy of the slightest
credit? If. so what is to prevent,
Sriain, or any other nation, seizing
American ships on the high seas
shooting all the officer?,, and ; then
proving them pirates? It is assorted
that the papers carried by the Vir
ginias and delivered by Capt. Fry
to tho boarding officer of the Tor
nado wero forged." How do v
know that tho papers presented by
tho Spanish Jlinistor ore tho same
paperj that Captaiu Fry surrendered?
Burriel and and his associates had a
direet and personal iutcrest in mak
ing out tho Virginius a pirate ; they
had ample time to manipulate these
papers to suit their purpose ; they
bave shown thetnselve capable of do
ing the most desperato and unlaw
ful deeds, what is to prevent them
from being forger, and destroying
the genuine papers in order to use
fraudulent eosd? Shall wee -ondemn
dead men on the testimony it those
who' butchered ' tin in ? Must we
believe that Fry went int the pres
ence of his Old with a iie in his
mouth, becaufe Burriel ray s he did ?
The Government of the Uunited
States may accept tl is view of the
matter, but wo do not think the j
American peopla' will. St, Lould
Reolubican. , ;
Th best lea Sobriety.
Thb worst tea D-e-b-T.
npon
and bo wont dow a, dying almost im
mediately. After this tiic.w-r-eon-
sidorable of a fight, one of ,he posse
a colored boy, and one of the robbers
being badly wounded. The injured
robber was carried off by his com
rades andwc hear that when he cross
ed tho Tensas river he wag bleeding
so profusely that he was not expected
to live very long.
It is believed that tho party whp
pascd'throogh here bad, the money.
Tho robber's horses were all wounded,
and they press2J oihers when they got
out of sight of a small party who
pursued. A party of nine men from
Mississippi are now in pursuit, but wo
doubt very much that they will catch
the rascals.
An inquest was held upon the body
of tho dead robber, but as there
were fourteen guns fired a him simul-
taueously, a verdict was rendered
in accordance with that fact. Noth
ing could be found to identify the
man. it is supposed tho party came
from Texas. How they learned so
well the the doctor's financial condi
tion is a mystery, a they were but a
few days in in tho country. Mr.
John Harper, of this parish, remem
bers to have seen them pafs his bouse,
going eastward, but a few days be
fore he heard of this robbery. His
attention was particularly drawn to
them because all feven of them wore
blue "military overcoats, and rode
Texas horses
Since putting the above in type we
have learned that the wounded rob
ber spoken of above was abandoned
in Franklin parish, where he died in
a short time after those ia pursuit
found him. Ho lived long enough
to make a confession, and, if he told
tho truth, it stands our people in
hand everywhere to be on the qui
vive. He said there was an organ
ized band of robbers, with their
headquarters in Texas, who bad
emissaries scattered throughout that
State. Louisiana and Mississippi,
and even in portions of Alabama,
who are constantly on the lookout
for just such opportunities for plun
der a? was presented in the case of
Dr: Johnson. If the party out
awuiting orders is sufficient, as was
the case n this instance, they Bend
back for reinforcements, who are
kept conveniently at hand. It - is
known that a party of seven others
of the gang met the fleeing men in
Franklin parish.
Thb farmer should sow his P'
keep bis U's warm, hire his B's, kil!
off the J'8, take caro of the YV, and
and pay all hi O'a teach his wife not
to i t;, ana lase nis l, . i
from year to year and (' provo Its
existence by work, let u liorfl that
the history of tho sad ' Xiobo of Na'
tionr will yet be written.
The forces and Iojscs of tho Con
federate army wero the first contribui
lion to history from the Southern."
Historical Society.
In tho November cumbers of "The
New Eclectic, ' end "Tho Laud W
Love," 18G9, nn interesting' a;;d im
portant correspondence woj publish
ed between Dr. Joseph Jones, Secre-. '
tary of thd Historical Society, and
General S. Cooper, ex Adjutant Gen
eral of tho Confederate States. From
that source we glean tho following
facts for the benefit of thofc who are
not so fortunato as to have preserved
a file of those valuable magazines.
Such lacts are startling even to
thoso who participated iu the Southv
ern struggle: ;
1. The available force of the Con-,
federate arrav did not, during the war,'
exceed 000,000 men! , :
2. Tho Confederate States never
had iu their defence more than 200..-
00 men in the field at one time ,'
I ;3. From 1SGL to 1855 the Confed
c ratts forces actively cngajretl-rJ-' ,
only OlriJ.OOtV-" . w" c
4. The total number of de'Uhs djr- ;
iug that time wore 200,000 1 . .?
5. Losses of prisoners counted as j
total losses on account of United '
States policy of exchange, 200,000!
6. Tho loss of Confederate States
army by discharge, disability, and de
sertion amounted to 100,000!
7. At the close of the war, tha.
fores of the Confederate army was
less than 100,000 men! ; .
8. Out of 000,000 men, 500,000
wero lost to the service I
Those facts are taken from calcula
tions made with great care by Dr.
Joseph Jones, submitted to end ap
proved by Gen. S. Cooper, Adjutant
General of the Confederate Army.
From them we deduce these two facts:
At the closo of the war the Federal
forces cumbered one million ; tha
Confederate forces numbered ona -hundred
thousand! How sad and elo
quent a diCf rence! Eloquent of dis
advantage,- determination, devotion
and death! '
The files of the office held by Gen,
Cooper were carefully preserved, and
this tragic secret was carefully pre '
served and known only to its heroes
They guarded it well. It was boxed '
up, and retreated under guard from
Richmond to Charlotte, N. C. There
it was unfortunately captured, and
it.. TY:. i c.i. r a .1.. i .-ir. .
inc milieu cumcs iuuiiu mat tier uiui
ion of men had been held at bay by
one hundred thousand only)
This box, along with other treas-
ures of our past, is said to lie entomb
ed in the stronghold : of a building
prepared for the purpose at Washing .
ton City. The tattered remnant of .
tho Grand Army of the South laid
down its arms at the command of
Gen R. E. Lee; at his word they
broke their swords and furled their
banner. Then their Pi esident was
imprisoned and women's cries went
up to the God of battles, leaving it
all to Him. These men and women 4
are now citizens of the United States,
law-abiding, harmless, faithful citi
zens is slip proud of them, true to
them, faithful lo them? Docs she pro
tect them in their rights to citizen
ship? Truth compels the declaration '
that in their return to her fold she
might well have killed the fatted calf, , ;-
for they had been prodigal in deft 1" . "
of truth, honor end hoiael Southi r
bonor should be American honor, and
the Southern past shonld be Amo . '
rica's crowning glory if she valu .
such heroism as L33 starred the j " -of
Arthur, thts, aa ma'o-i
phimeof Gapio tl;au--h
Bayard. ,
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