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- 85 00
. 60 00
- 40 00
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arrlages and Deaths.
ff the above character will be in
charge. Obituaries aad.trib-
- See I iaserted at $1 00 per square
ements in Local Column 1
less and 20 cents fcr each
, "fitya. solicited from any
i tetters from Western Ren
in esse especially desired.
t iiey at Law.
- Randle & Tyler, A.
Iker & Cowgill, Roul
.la, O r Turner, Bland
, T . ; Tenn.; L. Don
a.'K i. - ' ..
"j'roett, Carter Blan-
oods. - -
B. Bennyi "Wolf &
'hac, J. S. Hubbard,
i oe-. ,
ander tlie Coceiib
decider t Robinaon.
si, by Parka & Co., on
Commercial Hotel, by
City Offlcers. -
j. J. n. Davis. '
edor. John A. Wilson."
rk.B. R. Walker.
T,T. L. Gardner.
. R. Walker.
' . .jrnev. H. A. Tyler.
.i' Cowrf Clerk John C. Gr
spp. Bynum, Depnty. 'i ?. t . '
tfy Coitr Cferi. Jno. A. Wilson.
;y-William H. Roper.
'fWaerw 'Thad. W. Thomas. :
y Jailor.- Q. W. Stubblefield.
' Magistrate. District No. 1, E. G.
" v bro, Jacob Btisbart. Constable
1 Morris. t District. No. 2, Owen
-d Joshua Naylor. Constable
' ir. District No. 3, J. W
' .Tohn Boyer. Constable
' TTSoarn'.- District No. 4,
and R.Cross. Con-
-ur. T.C. Buck
. Co?ccor. II. C. Catlett.
Court of Common Pleas,
and. of .Mavfield. Circuit
R. Boon; Mayfield.
-altk Attorney. Clint. L
lankruvtcv. Charier S.
V HOUSE, -
nt Hotel neatly
- - and provided
m opened to the
- x ARKS CO.,'
I . Proprietors.
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In oi ' '
hp . ; , ..
jjowSteele ; Attorney aj
H. A. TTLEK
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Collectors, Real Estate Agents
',. W& Will attend promptly to all business
entrusted them in Southwestern Kentucky
and Northwestern Tennessee. -
Special attention siren to the investiga
tion or Land titles, and the purchase and
sale of Ileal Estate. , jan2fltf
J- ttornoy at -La w9
Tlptonvllle, Obion County,
WILL practice and attend to all busi
ness in the Courts of Obion and ad
joining counties, and also in the adjacent
counties of South Western Kentucky.
WA. Prompt attention to collection of
claims in these localities.
B. It- WAXKER, JQU W. COWGILL.
Attorneys at Law,
HICKMAN, - - . KENTUCKY.
WILL pr. dice together in all the Courts
of Southwestern Kentucky County,
Quarterly and Justices Courts excepted
and in the Courts of West Tennessee.
Claims promptly collected and remittances
JTiekman, Ky. J. S. Ilubbard, and Joseph
Amber ; Louisville, Ky. B. A. Bobibson &
Co., Wm. F. Bullock ; Cincinnati, O. -Hayden i
& Wilson; Philadelphia, J a. J. R. Catnp
belli Co.. Molton, Sibley & Woodruff.
T. O. GOALDEH,
Attorney at Law,
GENERAL COLLECTING AGENT,
WILL, promptly attend to all business
entrusted to him in Southwestern Ken
tucky and West Tenne.aee. jau2-tf
ROULHAC a LAUDERDALE
Atcrreys and Ccnselcrs At La-w,
VV of Claims, to the inTeatiiation of Land.vi Fva land for education, for
11 ties, purcnase ana saie oi item t y'r r
the prosecution and defenc"' '
Southwestern Kentucky, Xcrrt niiu
nessee, and the adjacent y ""'"""
fcg- Office in Jlillet s -
and to the fcl?
HAS MIUD IHI ,
PRACTICE OF 'LAW,
m tbi cocstixs or -
FULTOX, HICKMAN AND GRAVES
A" ND will attend promptly to all business
tH in his care in said counties,
Za .1.. it, ih other counties in this Ju-J
dicial District. .
Address either PADCCAII office, or
BLANDVILLE, Ky. augSl tf.
"Attorney at Law,
DR. H. O- BTJCK,
j22 3CJ TO j3l r rxD ,
. HICKMAN, KY.,
OFFICE IN FRANZ'S IIALL, CORNER
CUMBERLAND AND CINTON STS.
OFFERS his professional services to the
citixens of Hickman, and surrounding
oountry. Will visit patients at their houses.
All kind of Dental Work done in the most
improved plan, and with all the modern ap
pliances ana improvements.
Drs. Gourley & CoAstt,
Having formed a oo-partnership, offer their
united professional servicei vo w
OFFICE ON CLINTON 'STREET
ian2-tf HICKMAN. ,KY.
FEES DUE when services rendered.
OFFICE LANDRUM BLOCK,
HICKMAN, : : : KENTUCKY
OFFERS his professional serrices to
citixens of Hickman, and vicinity.
DR. J. SAUDEK,
HAVING permanently located at Hick
man, tenders his serviees ia the varl
ous branches of his profession.
- Treats Diseases cf tliQ Wcab,
and Female Diseases in general as speciali
Office opposite the old Bank house, and
next door to Randle & Tyler's law office.
-. OFFICE AT
HOLCOMBE'S DRUG STORE,
from 9 o'clock, a. n.,"to,4 o'clock, p.
HICKMAN, KY. .-
t3T Residence at MKF.'
HICKMAN, FULTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY.
Fcr the Hickman Courier.
' The School Fund.
BT W. E. M'DAMEL.
There has been more bosh, nonsense,
and clap-trap, said and Bung, about the
" education of the poor," than any other
subject, except the " emancipation of the
slave." The celebrated Dr. Johnson of
England, once said, that " Politics is the
last refuge of a scoundrel." Truly he
ought to have lived ia our day and Eee
what we are doing now.
Some fellow, without credit or charac
ter, in the country ttopJtazy to work, too
much afraid of the penitentiary to steal,
with a tin cup full of brains in his head,
and a kettle full of brass in his face,
blates away about the education of the
poor, lo listen to him one would think
that as Kentucky produced a Clay, South
Carolina a Calhoun, Massachusetts a
Webster, that every boy in the country
would be a " Clay, Calhoun, or AVeb-
fti" ITIw.was onlr eiueattd.'
Welt; every crow thinks its own young
ones the whitest, every owl thinks its
owayoung owls the prettiest, and every
fellow thatlistens to our cannidate thiuks
his own lousy-headed, ragged tail bov,
(whose nose bids fair to rot his head off)
is the smartest boy he "knows on,"
i t. . p .. .
uuu btrsieut way votes lor our "canni
date because he is in favor of taxing
ine ricn 10 educate the voor. lie is
elected to the Legislature ; when in jus
tice to an honest community, he ouht
to have been put up and sold lor
vagrancy. Well, he is elected, a tax is
laid for common school rnrnnii mnA
and the father of our "smart boy," in
stead of sending him to school, keeps
him at work, while he himself rambles
through the country with a gun on his
Srhoulder, or lays round a grocery, and
the hard working portion f the com
munity have to pay the tax and educate
their children out of their own pockets
Our "cannidate" when he gets to the
Legislature if his brains does not fail
him, for hid brass never will ultimately
goes to Congress, and when he gets there
he meets his " other brother," who got
there by being in favor of the "emanci
pation of the slave." Parnohilefratum.
uai a nonie pair or Drotners. Hatin
no character themselves they combine
together to drive every honest man" out
of Congress, in order to tut their hands
in the public treasury ftTOi impunity.
They will vote anything for the uero
V-bv must be fed, or it will break
X 1 im nit
;iair iea aorse. lhey look
community, as Butler
h their tax mill tLey
money Out of it, as the
rinus ine soiiu rock to ex
W.t Of. all this IS that 'nao.
.tou city, for freedom, religion,
is governed too much,"
-'"'ihe Congressional Globe,
costing- too much every
Vn'e are taxed too much
... r. .iii'e more taxes a people pay
I wifuout a murmur or resistance, the more
they will have to pay, and never mind
how low taxes are the people should mur
mur against it, if they doitfRt, the taxes
will be increased. " I he price of liberty
is eternal vigilance," and this vigilance
should exhibit itself by resisting taxa
tion, u e are taxed now until it is as
much as labor can do to procure the
necessaries of life. The physical must
be made comfortable before the mental
can be reached successfully. You can
not make a man fear hell who is freezing
to death. It is useless to offer a man
that bread rhich is eternal life, when he
is starving for that bread which is tem
poral life. A certain " high horned"
member arose ia Parliament once and
said : " Mr. Speaker: I hope to see the
day when the people of England will be
able to understand Bacon." (Lord Ba
con's philosophy.) Tha reply from an
other member, was as cold as ice, yet
caustic as red hot iron. " Mr. Speaker:
I hope to see the day when the starving
people of England will be able to eat
bacon." Ueury the IV, King of France,
better known as Henry of Nevarre,
whose white plume was ever seen in tbe
front rank of battle, made the amusing
remark, " That he hoped to eee the day
when every Frenchman would have a
chicken in the pot." There is good
sound political economy in this unny
observation. He did not wish that Lis
people could understand the writings of
some great scholar, but that they would
have plenty to eat.
School trustees have visited the very
Class ox people ior wuom this tax is
levied, and begged them to send their
children to school. The reply was, "They
have no shoes," or no clothes, or " I am
bound to hire the boys out to pay for
some meat and bread, and the girls must
stay at home to help their mother, etc
ana nine times out ot ten they never
send them at all. Yet the Sheriffs col
lectsthe tax you bet and what becomes
cf the money ? There is a plum in this
school basket for some body. There is
a plum in the " State debt" basket, or
the State would sell her stock and pay
the debt off. Somebody is getting well
paid to do nothing. The " Clinque
Ports" is a celebrated sinecure office in
England. There are plenty of Clinque
Ports outside of England.
The writer has been a casual ob
server of the operations of the school
fund for nearly twenty-five years, and
if it ever yet learned a child to read
he does not know it. It certainly never
learned Andrew Johnson, for hia wife
learned him while he was . sitting on
the tailor' bench, therefore the school
fund is not responsible for the public
lifo of Andrew Johnson, and that is
the best thing that can bo said of it.
Heary Clay learned more in the Han
over Slashes than ever he was taught
by the school fund of old Virginia
industry, energy, and self-reliance.
The financial crash of '1837 swept
the school fund of a great many States
out of existence, Kentucky included.
That we are to have another crash as
wide-spread and as disastrous, every in-
?td!;gent man knows. And certainly
resent is not a time for us to tax
. .heavily for that purpose.
' ' X1
I A N COfJKfMM'
A man is a fool to
just above a foaming
launch his boat
" Lead us not into
deliver us from
evil," i ery good
precept, and frtm very hish authority.
The school fund of New York amount
ing to nearly a million of dolKirs . was
lout or squandered some lory', years
ago. The school fund of TennCee was
lost or stolen about the same time; and
agaiu, it was stolen so recently that the
parties have not had timo to spend the
money. Our little school-fund of five
ceffts on the hundred dollars will be
uibbled at, but if we increase it to
twenty cents there is danger of it be
ing gobbled up. The State govern
ments have always looked on - linking
funds that were made to pay the State
debts, and the school fund as nest eggal
to be robbed after they had squandered
all the money iu the. treasury?
The Legislature of Keutucky just be
fore they adjourned, authorized theGov-
ernor to check ou the Sinking ud to
pay their appropriations. lfc 'J"fJ not
be more tnan two or three vein's fter
the school fuud is twenty ctntbefore
you will see an act passed ar? "A-f-.-rnir
the Governor to borrow froa JlOVlicoY
Fund. The writer has seou several such
bills i. he uewsiaiers of heviral Statp
and he has never seen auy account that
the money was refunded.
A correspondent in the Courier from
Mayfield, (and by tbe way the writer dis
likes to notice au anonymous conepond
cnt, for the simple rcasou that he does
uot wish to be shot at from behind alog)
says the people up there are foolish
enough to be afraid an attempt would
be made to force the negro children into
the common schools. The writer is free
to confess that he is one of tho.-e fools.
Article 4th, section 2d, of the Constitu
tion of the United States read as follows:
" Ine citizens of each State shall be en
titled to all privileges and immunities' of
ui.iii.ua in me ucrerai mates. I his
article was first tested in 1S20 ou the ad
mission of .Missouri. . TliPre was an arti
cle in the Constitutian of Missouri pro
hibiting free negroes from iiu migrating
into her borders. It was asserted that
as free negroes were citizens in tome of
the States, that this was a violation of the
above section in the Constitution of the
United States ; and her Legislature had
to pass a resolution declaring she would
make uo laws to enforce the above clause
in her Constitution against the citizens
of auy State. The result was that as
many free negroes immigrated to Mis
souri as choose to go.
J. l.e netrro to-tlav is a citizon
y is a citizen in everv
frtate in the Union; and the 15th con
stitutional amendment will soon be adopt
ed which makes him a voter in all the
States in the Union, and the above clause
gives him the right to send bis children
to the public schools of any Stite iu the
United States. He will have the same
right to send his children to school in the
State that he has timmigran; to the
State. The writer is no constitutional
lawyer, but he relies on the Radical party
to enforce the above construction ot the
-nwittvlunavt O i..-tif
double-leaded article iu which it takes a
general view of the expansion of our ter
ritory, and, having sAled the geographi
cal points after an uncommonly liberal
and patriotic fashion, it concludes as fol
lows: " One thing more would bo required
to complete this vast political autonomy.
At least one-third of the present States
believe the Constitution to have been so
changed by continual tinkering, and to
have lost so much of its power by mis
construction, that it is no longer u desir
able organic law. The other two-thirds
see inadaptatiou to the exigencies of our
time, and are continually suggesting
amendments to it. What then more pro
per and necessary than the calling of a
grand national convention, composed of
representatives not only from the present
Slates, but from theStases carved out of
the Dominion of Canada, British Colum
bia, the West India's and such terr:r,ries
as have not been organized iotoStau?
make a constitution, as did tbe fatL.
but with a c)-rer definition of powers,
general an v . than that framed now
nearly a ... .ry ago a Constitution
which shall recognize, beyond cavil, the
nat?nality of the Republic, and declare
the supremacy of the national Govern
ment in all things that relate to the great
and general rights of man, as well as to
those interests which are the common
weal? This at least, is the programme of
the future to which events point with
Twenty Acres or Human Hones.
A correspondent thus writes of the
Confederate burial place at Malveru Hill,
The cemetery keeper offered to act as
our gude, and after showing us the fort
and its adjacent rifle pits, he escorted us
to a large field on the northwest side of
the fort, and there a most terrible scene
presented itself. Thousands of Confed
erate soldiers who had fallen in their
desperate and persistent efforts to retake
Fort Harrison were buried by the Con
federates where they fell. Twenty acres
or more have just been plowed up by the
owner of the field, and the plowshare
turned to the surface all these skeletons.
Over the whole tract the bones are strew
ed in profusion, and grinning skulls
stare the visitor in the face on every hand.
When the farmer was questioned, he said
thirland was now the richest piece he
had, and, in justification of his sacrile
gious act, stated that "he didn't put 'em
there, nohow." We learned afterward
that the bones had been taken away by
the cartload and sold to fertilizing mills
in Richmond. Two humane men, too
poor to do anything else, came one day
when we were there.and attempted to burn
f tb bnnM to nrevent the wretches
from carting them off. But a long job
they will have if they attempt to burn
"Mr. President," said Charles Sum
ner, in concluding his remarks on the
Alfcin trpatv. "I desire to say that I
am no volunteer." The World remarks
iMa frank confesfion is a
quotation. It was said by thousands of
lrmd-mouthed loyalists m.JMassacnuscus
who raked the coast, from Hatterasa to
TlorarioV T?av. for netrro substitutes to
fill the quota of Massachusetts durin
SATURDAY, MAY 8,
Who Sball lie Doctors.
The Indiana Legislature has enacted
a law "to regulate the standing of the
medical profession." It proposes to make
ii. umawiui ior auy person to practice
medicine in that State who has uot at
tended two courses of instruction and
gradnated at some school of medicine,
aud who is not a person of good moral
character ; except where such, person has
been continually in the practice of medi
cine lor a period or ten years or more
The penalty for the cst violation is a fiue
of not less than fifty dollars nor more
than one hundred, and for a second vio
lation, initrisonmeument in the county
jau lor thirty daysiu addition to the line.
i ractitioners shall be hceused by a board
of censors, appointed by aduly incorpor
ated State medical society or an associa-
ripn'f anif ihe full name of such person
fial! be registered in the office of the
Recorder of the county iu which the
person resides or proposes to practice, ie.
Sons of Tciuperaucc
The semi-ap-jual meeting of the Grand
Divisiou of . Sons of Temnerauce of
the State of iv'entucky, was held at Mi
nerva, Mason county, last week, closlug
on Thursday. All of the Grand officers
were present, together with full delega
tious lrojj the various subordinate divis
ions. A good deal of business of a gen
eral character was transacted, aud the
session was full of interest to all who
were prcseut. A public meeting was
held ou Thursday eveuiusr, which was
addressed by J. W. Zimmerman, of Au
gusta; A. D. Smalley, of Newport ; Rev.
Mr. Mure, oi 31 1. Sterling, and the .Most
Worthy Past Grind Paiiiach of North
America. J. J. Bradford. At the
elusion of the address, sixty-three
sons signed the pledge.
tly i;oy!i iink "
"Drunk I my boy drunk !" and tears
started to the mother's eyes, and she
tent her bead in unutterable sorrow. In
that moment tho vision of a useful and
honorable career destroyed, and one of
worthless, if not absolute dishouor, pre
sented itself. Well did she know that
intemperance walks hand in hand with
poverty, shame aud death ; and his moth
er's heart was pierced as with a harp
pointed steel. Ah! young man, if the
holy feeling of love for her who bore
you is not dead within you, shun that
which gives her pain adhere to that
which gives her joy. If she is with her
l ather in Heaven, shun that course of
life which shuts the eatcs of heaveu
against youand dubars you from her so
ciety forever. Tho drunkard can never
inherit the kingdom of God.
A Remarkable Revelation.
A gentleman in Roanoke county, Va.,
writing to the Wheeling Register, makes
the subjoined revelation:
"While in Marion, Smyth county, a
fewdaysago, I had the pleasure of sev
eral lengthy chats with Hon. Fayette
McMullin. Mr. McMull iu says that
siuce the war he was one day in the Pres
ident's house, in Washington, conversing
; t K il v . l -pi..:. j .xf hi -
vVXiiim,- Tha. " Soon-after McMullin
-pejice. resolutions" had been introduced
coln being extremely anxious" to DTTng
about a peace honorable alike to both
serious of the country, and foreseeing
aud wishing to avoid tho political con
sequeuces of the military subjugation of
the South, Eeut him (Mr. Blair) to Rich
mond to confer with Mr. Davis and learn
what arrangement of the difficulties could
be made. He was passed through the
lines of the contending armies and col
ducted to Mr. Davis' house in Richmond.
After a long consultation with Mr. Davis
and other prominent gentlemen for whom
Mr. Davis sent, aud for whom Mr. Blair
inquired, Mr. Davis said he had no pro
position to make. Mr. Blair then pro
posed that Gen. Lee's army be marched
into Mexico against the French ; that
Gen. Grant would follow and support the
movement ; that the uuited armies would
drive out Maximilian ; and then the
Southern States should name their own
terms of reconstruction, everything short
of independence being guaranteed. At
Mr. Davis' request this proposition was
made iu writing, and after some consul
tation and reflection, was signed and ac
cepted by him. Mr. Blair returned to
Washington, and Mr. Lincoln was high
ly delighted with the success of the ne
gotiation. It was i the hope of con
summating this arrangement that Mr.
Lincoln and Mr. Seward met the "peace
commissioners," Hons. Stephens, Hun
ter and Campbell at Fortress Monroe;
but there, to Mr. Lincoln's chagrin, the
committee declared that they had been
instructed by Mr. Davis to insist upon
the independence of the South, and
would listen to no other proposal. And
thus the whole affair came to a 'most
lame aud impotent conclusion.' Such is
the substance of the account related to
Gov. McMullin by Mr. Blair. Mr.
McMullin says that he asked and obtain
ed Mr. Blair's permission to make the
statemeut public, but he had refrained
from giving it publicity pending Mi-
Davis' trial, fearing lest it might in some
way prejudice the case.'
A CASE' exhibiting the arrest of de
elopment and growth in a child, arising
from the intemperance ot parents, has
recently been reported by the London
Pathological Society. Tho child, in this
instance, was five years old, but had the
intellect of an infant of nine months
One of the members of the Society sta
ted that he had met with several exam
ples of this degeneracy. These exam
ples, it was asserted, all possessed the
same physical anuSuental peculiarities,
and formed, in fact, a natural family
They had been known to live to twenty
two years, remaining permanent infants
symmetrical iu form, just able to stand
by the side of a chair, to utter a few
monosyllabic sounds, and to be amused
with childish toys.
How the Monet Goes. The Lou
isville Sun recently gavo a detailed state
ment of the " contingent" expenses of
the State, chiefly in the way of furnish
ing the royal palace of Gov. Stevenson,
with proper regal equipments. Some
thing in the neighborhood of thirty-three
thousand dollars were sent in htting up
the ramshackle old bouse in which the
Governor resides. All sotts of fanciful
foolery and frippery appear to have been
purchased without regard to cost, and
with no releTance whatever to the Jft
payers who have to foot the bill. Tbe
same money could have built a crcdita-
ble executive mansion.
Tlio Career of si Guerrilla'
Bride A Romance of the Late
From the Detroit Post.
Is early every pleasant day pedestrians
on our principal avenues pass a dark
eyed brunette, of medium size, plump
ngure ana richly dressed. In the early
spring ot lbbl, fcue lviteradge. a lovely
irl just returned from boarding school,
lived upon her father's plantation in one
of the rural districts of Kentucky, un
certain whether to risk her fate with tbe
new "Confederacy" or hang back. She
was seveuteen, aud a frequeut visitor at
the adjoining plantation of Mr. Mundy,
an old gentleman, whose wife and son, a
young man, composed a happy family.
One day a company of Union cavalry
rode down upon the place, plundered the
premises, carried off the valuables, burn
ed the residence and finally slaughtered
the pareutc, who were defending their
own firesides, laying waste the country
in their track, aud leaving Mundy and
Sue orphans indeed. Young Mundy was
at last aroused, arid while bein? carried
oil a riii ir' - tf ' T ,Q Jipa
but"Sie ' probably the effect of a dis
ordered brain. His linen examined, the
indelible name of "Mundy" was found,
and ever after he was known as "Sue
Mundy," the constant terror of Union
citizens and oldiers in that section. Re
leased on parole, he immediately return
ed and interred the charred remains of
his own parents, as well as the body of
Taking a solemn and fearful oath of
vengeance, and accompanied by Sue, who
was now without home or friends in the
wide world, he started for a neighboring
camp of bushwhackers or guerrillas,
where he was received with open arms,
and was soon promoted to the office of
commander of the force, while Sue, dis
guised, and passing by the name of
-Kit," an abbreviation of Kiteradge,
proved invaluable as a spy, a fearless
rider, and of undoubted bravery. Kit,
after serving nearly two years as spy,
and general planner for the band, found
icr health failing. Disguised, aud arm
ed with the highest testimonials, she suc
ceeded in securing a position on the staff
ot Gen. Cleburne, the hardest fighting
Irishman in the Rebel army.
Ibis positiou Mie held, doing her duty
like a man, until the battle of Franklin,
Nov. 30, 1SG4. in which Pat. Cleburne
was killed. Returning to her youthful
hero and his band, she again revelled in
the carnival of blood, and though her
evil spirit was willing, the flesh was
weak, and Kit was sgain transferred to
guard duty at Andersonville, S. C. Pris
oners, who have shared the hospitality of
that celebrated camp wserhaps rcmem-
fcer a short, st;
thouuh a L
lius was ; orje -fa
young boar lias ftcik
.j JL dL
dearer than her own;
:1 - f -
fl his band
were captured, ana u,
trial, and used hery
avail, ou ?
and b.u w--"i
, air feiill
. 4. mm
hung about h5 t wmii
youthful corps4'?!r"j Z . and
away in his narrow bed, iue bleeding and
broken heart ot Sue Kiteradge was buri
ed with it; and now a wanderer on the
face of the earth, homeless and friend-i
ess, she lives without hope of heaven or
mercy, torsaken ana disuocoreu, ana
We hardly need remind our readers
that Wednesday, the 26th of May, is
Memorial Day, and consecrated to the
memory of the Southern dead. It be
comes us again to prepare to do honor to
the martyred heroes who slumber under
the sod of our beautiful cemetery our
Southern dead. Let all who loved the
cause for which they died, all who gave
themselves up to revel in the glowing
sunlight of that brightest and grandest
of blighted hopes, bring sweet spring
flowers to strew upon these untimely
On tbe 20th of Way, 1865, the Con
federate army of the Trans-Mississippi
Department surrendered to the Federal
On the 2Gth of May ended the most
heroic struggle recorded in the calendar
On the 2Gth of May strong arms fell
nerveless and stout, devoted hearts were
broken, and tbe drooping, wavering, battle-blackened
flag of a conquered people
baptized iu blood and glory, went down
to float in the pride ot victory uo more.
On the 26th ot May the grave receiv
ed the ' corpse of a nations solitary,
mighty, almost idolatrous hope. ! '
On the 2Uth ot May a nation cuea ana
was buried, and immortelles were scat
tered over the sod that was to hide its
Bring flowers on this the Funeral Day
of a dead nation, and place them softly
and reverently upon the gravea of those
who died strong in the vain hope that by
their martyrdom death would be power
less to touch the land they loved.
Let those true and noble women, who
a fa tvDes of the truest ana nooiest oi
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their sex. brine: the ricnest. ine rairesi
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nnd most fracrant blossoms of sprin
and rrentlv and sadly deck each quiet
home with love for these and charity for
all who died a brave man s death. Jjex-
ington Observer and Reporter.
A BTOEY is told of a beautiful young
lady in St. Louis, who is imprisoned by
her father to keep her away from a young
n 1m loves her. All day lougshe is
directly under her parent's eye in his
store, and at night he locks her up in her
chamber, and places a large bull-dog un
der her window, fastened with a chain
Ion" enough to enable him to spring
upon any solitary serenader or wander
ing Romeo . who might . come to stea
away his treasure. -
Titr New York Tribune is rejoiced to
be able ta chronicle the fact that two of
the hotels iu that city have finally over,
come the unjust and unreasonable pre
judice against color, and now receive as
e-uests on equal terms in every respect,
OI tnC. - viriuan-pereuaiiou
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A DROVER'S STOUT.
My name is ; Anthony Hurt. I am a
drover, and live miles and miles away
upon the Western prairie. There wasn't
a home within sight when we moved
there, my wife and I, and now we haven't
many neighbors, though those we have n
are good ones. - . ' ,
One day about ten years ago, I went
away from home to sell some fifty head
of cattle fine creatures as ever I saw.
I was to buy some groceries and dry
goods before I came back, and above all
a doll for our youngest Dolly; she had -never
had a store doll of her own, only
the rag-babies her mother had made her.
Dolly could talk of nothing else, and
went down to the gate to call after me t
' buy a big one." Nobody but a parent
can understand how full my.inind was of
that toy, and how, when the cattle were
sold, the first thing I hurried off to buy
was Dolly s doll. 1 found a large one,
with eyes that would open and shut when
you pulled a wire, and had it wrapped
up in a paper and tucked it under my
arm, while I had the parcels of calico,
nnd delaine, aud tea, and sugar, put up.
Then, late aa itwaa, I htsfdJstrhoue.
It might have been more prudent to "tay
uutil morning,, but I felt auxious to get
ba:k, and eager to hear Dolly's prattle
about her toy.
I was mounted on a steady going old
horse of mine, and pretty well loaded.
Night set ia before I was a mile from
town, and settled down dark as pitch
while I was in the middle of the wildest
bit of road I know of. I could have felt
my way, though, I remembered it so well,
and it was almost-dark when the storm
that had beeu brewing broke, and pelted
the rain in torrents, five miles or, may be,
six, from home yet, too.
I rode on as last as I could, but all of
a sudden I heard a little cry like a child'
voice I I stopped short and listened. I
heard it agaiu. I called it, and it
answered me. I couldn'tsee a thing. All -
was dark as pitch. I got down and felt
about in the grass. Culled again and (
s answered. Then I began to
wonder. I'm not timid, but I was known
to be a drover and to have money about '
me. It might be a trap to catch me uo '
awares and rob and murder me. . J
I am not superstitious not very, but
how could a real child bo out on the
prairie in 6uch a night at such an hour.
It might be more than human.
The bit of a coward that hides itself
in most men showed itselt in me
then, and I was half inclined to run away,
but once more I heard that cry, and
said I :
" If any man's child is hereabouts, V
Anthony Huatianot the man to let it-'
I searched again. At last I bethou
me of a hollow under the hill, any
grooping that way, sure enough I fc'.-"
a little driDt)insr thincr that moanedJ2s
oobea as i took it in my arms. I cal; (
-.o-iCjed my horse, and the beast came to 'raV
irfuland I mounted, "and tucked the I'lifti
.rWTciked thin? undir mv coat as Wfii.-.
-Tiend ofT4?ut promising to take it
vlt. had tJ.iiere over an hojr when
lights in themr and 1 supposed my Tta
bad lit them tor my sake, but when x
got into the door yard I saw something
was the matter, aud I stood still wt v
dread fear at heart, five minutes before'!
could lift the latch. At last I did it, a'uT
saw the room full of neighbors, and my
wife amidst them weeping.
- hen she saw me she hid her face.
" Oh, don't tell him," she said, "it will
kill him." "
" What is it, neighbors?" I cried. -
And one said, " Nothing now I hope.
What's that in your arms?" -
A poor lost child, said I. "1 found
it on the road. Take it, will youv-I're
turned faint," and as I lifted tbe sleeping
thing I saw the face of my own child, (
my little Dolly. . ' ,
It was my darling, and none otner,
that I had picked up upon the drenched j
My little child had wandered out to
meet " daddy," and the doll, while her. "
mother was at work, and whom they wero
lamenting as one dead, ---
I thanked Heaven on my knees before -
them all. It is not much of a story, but '
I thiuk of it often in the nights, and .
wonder how I could bear to live now
if I had not stopped when I heard the
cry for help upon the road, the little
baby cry, hardly louder than a squirrel'
That s Dolly yonder with her mother
in the meadow, a girl worth saving I
think but, then, I'm her father, and
partial may be and the prettiest and
sweetest thing this side of the Mississippi.
A Deadly Kiss.
A singular practice obtain among
Llancros ; it is that of inoculation with
the juice of certain plants possessing
alexipharmic virtues, after which the
most poisonous snakej- be handled
with impunity. if ,
It appears, neve. V. tej, absolutely
necessary to renew tbe inocnlatioa at
different epochs of man's life, as in the
case of vaccination it loses its power af
ter a time. It was, no doubt, owing to
his neglect of the rule, that a gentleman
in the town of Ocumare, some years ago,
fell a victim to his blind confidence in
this sort of inoculation. Don N. Ugarte '
had kept a rattle snake in a drawer du
ring four years ; with it he occasionally
amused himself, no more harm resulting '
therefrom than if it had been a kitten;
One day, on returning home from his
rounds in the plantation, he felt in the
humor of playing a little with his old
pet, and accordingly took him out of his
berth and placed him upon the writing
desk before him. " One of the children
who had also been inoculated happenic,
to be near, the father suggested that h'
should kiss the reptile; to this the chik
objected very decidedly; the foolish par
ent, however, insisting, the mother inter
fered, and begged that her child should
not be compelled to touch the loathsome
creature ; whereupon tbe father exclaim-,
ed : "How foolish you are 1 I will show
you how itikisses me. Now, then, pet,
give me a kiss ; and so saying, he leaned
forward toward the. snake. . 'A rue to its
instincts, the reptile sprang, to hia lips
and implanted snch a kiss that its master
never recovered from the effects. . BotL
fangs of the snake went through his up-
per lip, and he at once fait himself to 1 7
mortally wonnded. A phyiiirflan -wij
aent for without delay, but he' er- 'i .
befers ascistanee could reach him,
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