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HICKMAN COURIER. rCBLISHKl VYEKT WEEK BT Gr e cr g e "W Orren, OFFICE: On the corner of Jackson and-JTentucky sta I iTrv -r- -yr-(up stairs.) ' I V JLt. . THE HICKMAN COURIER HICKMAN, FULTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 1871. NO. 0.7 CKAS. A. HDLCOMBE'S COLUMN. flt P( DR. JOHN BULL'S Great Remedies. DH. JOHSO" 3TTX.1VS Concentrated Extract of COMBINED WITH Bromids of Potassium. HARNESS & CO., WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IS STOVES, Tinware and Castings Purchase a Bottle and carefully read direc tions. ALSO, Tenn. and Mo. Iron, Steel ana CASTINGS, nnrrniT A STIMULANT, and of itself f xnnv fail to effect a enre, but Buchu, ben scientifically combined with Bromide ofPotasRinm and other ingredients, pro , ... .a- 1 ...1 nanaoB .healthy r.husTcr:; Fellow., Spokes, etc, etc, 1 j : irv ttiAn. reuufiuK i natural swellings, stopping pain and inflam mation, and causing the repairs and nutri ments in the human body to be greater than the wastes, thus preventing decomposition and decay, and rives nourishment, health and i?or to the system. ..j.:--My Buchu is good for all diseases 8ing from excesses; such as Weakness, and Pain in the Back and Legs. Trembling in there gionof the Ileart, Weak Vf d, Countenance, Dryness Of the Skin, Scrofula- and of the Svphilis, in its many Tumors. - . , if .ot.rv. affected br Any aboTe symptoms and diseases, relief is at hand. Get a bottle of my Buchu and Bro mide of Potassium at once and you may re ly on being cured. . Iknow just what T say. My record as a Compounder of Medicine is second to no man in the Southwest. . Twenty-five or thirty years ago, as my fellow-ciiixens know full well, found me be hind the prescription counter in the city in which I now dwell; I have enred more peo ple of various diseases than all the physi cians in Louisville put together Undoubt edly, for every single patient that any Louisville physician has I have . hundred. I am no upstart of yesterday. My Meai cines are a success a great success. Louis ville is not large enough for me to have a competitor. 1 monopolize the Wholesale rateut Medicine Trade here. One and an other 1ms tried, by copying after me here in Louisville, tocompete withroe, but, one after another, their guns have been silenced, and their efforts have been abortive. Mv Medicines are good and answer the rurpP.,hatisthe secret of my success. Mv if putation as a compounder ot good, re lis'bls articles is fully established. I believe my Buchu and Bromide of I o tasaium :s the best article now i the mar ket for the cure of all diseases of the urinary or genito-tinrinary organs, such as Noctur Eal InoontiO- Irritability ofiie Bladder and t re-bra. Itif.ammation c? be 1 ems of the Kidn4v, and all that class of diseases. But a dollar bottle and be cured, tee as rer directions iu all eiu-es. G and all kinds of VSTo o d work. ALSO, Grates, Tin, topptr SHEET-IRON WARE. Job Work done to order, such ss Guttering, Roofing, et. all ainaa 01 MILL WORK, BRAZING, COPPER PIPES DCCE3, SASH, ELIOTS LlTD GLASS. Etc., Etc. CLINTON STR EET, next door to McCutchen &-Co s, Store,) Hickman, Ky. RATES OF ADVERTISING. One square, ten lines or less, one insertion $1.50; each subsequent insertion GOc. 1 Square 2 months, - " 3 " - - - - 6 12 1 8 S . q i j2 fourth column 1 - S " 6 month t (4 5 00 7 00 10 00 15 00 6 ()0 9 00 12 00 18 00 '25 00 9 00 IS 00 18 00 25 00 35 00 15 00 20 00 25 00 85 00 CO 00 40 00 f.5 00 75 00 f0 00 90 00 140 00 Half column 3 months . 6 " - - . 12 ' - One column 8 months - 6 " -u 12 Announcing Candidate For 8t a U Officers - 51U U ForCountv ---- 8 00 For Municipal Officers - - - 6 00 Marriages stxuSj-Oeutlis, Notices of the above character will be In serted free of charsre. Obituaries and trib utes of respect inserted at SI 00 per square Bet?" Advertisements in Local Column ; I for four licea or less and 20 cents for each additional line. IS" Voluntary communications, contain- ng intereatias news, solicited from any nuarter. News letters ironi western Ken tucky and Tennessee especially desired THE HICKMAN COURIER, SATURDAY, AUG. 19, 171. Federal troops are beiugquietly sect to all parts of the South by Gen. Grant This is the way he expects to force f renominatioD and election. The Mormons of bait .Lake are ma king extensive preparations to receive President Graut. The New York Suit gays an elder who ia looking for an ap pointment proposes to present him with a wife. PROFESSIONAL. J. H. DAVIS DEALER IN CELEBRATED c FOB. THE CUBE OF TY T- Mil U' W l W -T AuUXj A it Li .u xj v aw oa F EV E E, aid to shoald the CHILLS AND The proprietor of ibis celebrated medi cine justly claims for it a superiority over U rimedies ever offered to the public for the safe, certain, speedy, and permanent Sr. of A FVT' rtCh!l"' ,;4?.' whether of short or long standing. He re fers to the entire Western and Southwest ern country to bear him rQmonj to the truth of the assertion, that 7 no case what ever will it fail to cure, if the directions are .,1 n,l earned out. In a a sinele dose has been ? . L-.:.. Lr . ure. and while families tlllliciru. - . , 1 - Vo.l Vv a Bincle rf,f.i restoration ol the general health. r nrudent. and in every more certain to cure, if its nse i continued in smaller doses for a week or two after the disease has been crtecKeo, moro p-., j;ffi,undloBZ!tandine cases. Usually, .k;. ,P,licine will not require any .1.-. i,noi. in eood order; patient, however, require s cathartic medi cine after having taken three or four doses Vffli T,i,. a sinzle dose of BOLL'5 VEG- ETBALE FAMILY PILLS will be sarScient, BLU'S WGRM DESTROYER. Extract of a Letter from Georgia. TrttASOw, Walke Cor vt t, Ga., l June 29, 18G6. Dr. John Bh?1 Dear Sir; I have recently given your Worm Dettroyer several trials, and find it wonderfully efficacious. It has cot failed in a single instance to have the wished for effect. I am doing a pretty large country practice, and have daily use for some article of the kinJL I am, sir, respectfully. . - A t - JULIUS P. CLEMTiT, M. D. P- 8. So unqualified and numerous are the testimonials in favor ef my Worm De stroyer that newspaper space is entirely too email to tell its merits. Itisav Infallible remedy for Worms. Try it and be convinced. See my iournal for a more full description. JOHN BULL. Groceries, BOOKS AMD STATIONERY, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CArS, eto., CLINTON STREET, HICKMAN, KY. tf, Particular attention paid to Filling Orders. jan"5 tf FII.1XCIS 3IILLER, Jlanufacturtr and Dealer in Havana and Domestic Cigars, TOBACCO, SKUFF, PirES, ETC. also. Toys, Xotions, Etc., Clinton Street, ROBT. T. JOHNSTON, JS. WALTER I. rCSB.l& JOHNSTON & DUNBAR, ilttorneys at Iiaw, AND Real Estate Agents, (srectssoaa to akdersos & johnstos,) MAYFIELD KENTUCKY. TT1LL PRACTICE IN ALL T1IF COURTS of Graves county, Ky.. and in the Circuit Court of McCracken, hallard, Hick man Fulton, Marshall, and Calloway coun ties. Also, in the federal Courts at Padu cah, and the Court of Appeals at Frankfort. Particular and personal attention given 10 the collection ot claims, entrusted w our cure, ftbll Jcst now the Democratic leaders in eeveral of the Southern States are co operating in a movement to draw offtho negro vote from the Republican party. The Savannah Republican is "convinced that with a proper effort ami enlighten ment as to their trne interests, fully one half, if not two thirds, the colored vote of the South will be et.for thci .Dctuo cratic candidates." TnE St. Louis Rrjublican has a spe cial from Jefferson City which ssys that an application from our neibbors of New Madrid county for protection against the Kn-Klux was recently nude to Gov. Brown, but that investigation showed that the local authorities were abundant ly able and willing to protect everybody, white and black, and that there was not the least occasion for Executive inter ference. and other business lm B. A. TILER C. U JLANDLZ. ATTORNEYS AT LAW Collectors, Real Estate Agents HICKMAN, KY. irif Will attend promptly to all business entrusted them ia Southwestern Kentucky and Jiorthwestern Tennessee. Special attention given to the investiga tion of Land titles, and the purchase and sale of Res.1 E3tate. janMf B. E. WALKER, Attorney at JL a w. HICKMAN, : : KENTUCKY It is supposed that the largest editorial salary paid in this country is that given by the Harpers to George William Cur tis. He writes the "Easy Chair" in the Monthly, political articles in the JVr'kly, and a weekly letter in the Bazar. It is said that he gets for this service 812,000, which must make his an easy chair in deed. Horace Greeley's salary is 810.- 000. So is Bret Harte's, with a copy right interest in Lis books. It is report ed that Thomas Nast, the caricaturist, also gets $10,000. At Lynnville, the -former Col. II. S. Hale, he received of 132 votes over icesignatloxi of Rev. S. A. Steel. Mb. Editor: My resignation as pas tor of the Methodist Church in this place is eudden and unexpected ; not less so to myself, than to others inter ested in such action. In order therefore, that the circumstances and motives prompting me to this step may be under stood by my friends, will you do me the favor to insert this card iu the Cocrieb, by way of explanation: I leave under a conviction of duty to myself, Dd to the church to whose ser vice my Hfe i3 to be devoted. I surruuder the responsibilities and duties of the pastoial duty to assume those of a stu deut'a career at college, as preparatory to more extensive usefulness in after years. I go to Emory and Henry Col lege, Va., where I shall pursue my stud ies for several years. I am endorsed iu this course by Bishops Dogpett, Mc Tyeire and Paine of our church; by discreet friends ; by the general senti ment of the community, and by ruy own uior?! sense of propriety in view of the uatj-i4purposea. .at. .jay irofesaioo. Ihaveepeut a pleasant a delightful tiins with the people of Hickman. They have, ty their kiuuuess, mamiested in . . various ways, enaeared tnemreives to memory in her most eugaging recollec tions. Locs may tfcey Jive on their picturesque hills, and may peace and plenty, religion and morality, yield their blessings upon them as copiously as the water of the ever flowing river which laves the base of their prand old bluff. Allow mo sir, to Fpecialize the kindness of the Courier in its hebdomadal calls at my office, and to return to those it represents, my sincere gratitude. Steps will immediately be taken to supply the congregation with fliinieteriai oversight until the ensuing session of the annual Conference to be held at Trenton, Teon., November 15. To all my frienls I now say adieu. If we never meet again in this world, may we so live ns to meet beyond the rolling river of death, and forever uuited in celestial communiou, enjoy the society aud pursue the activities of the blest in the home of God. S. A. Steel. AX AFRICA II 4 II CM. As Seen by One of Dr. Living stone's Trat cling Companions. home of a majority Caution Agalnt a. IVcwspnper Humbug-. I hereby caution a confiding public to beware of a firm in Augusta, Maine, call ing themselves E C. Allen & Co. They are editing aud publishing a paper call ed "Tue Peoples Literary Com I'ANION." They offer gieat inducements Lapt. Clark : and at i to club makers, I made a club for the Haynes', the former home of Capt. Clark, ' paper, inclosed the money in a registered ho received 131 majority over Col. Hale. 1 '?"er hich was Aoae ? th presence of WILL practice 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 made. FIIICIIENCES : llicimc, Ky. J.S.Hubbard, and Joseph Ambcre; Lourillt, Ky. K. A. Kobinson & Co., Vita. F. Bullock ; Cinnnnali, O. Hayden & Wilson; rhiladelphia, J a. J . it. l.amp bell& Co., Molton, Sibley & Woodruff. HICKMAN. KV. Southern Espress Company TT'ORWARD MONEY and Freight to al l points in the United States and the Territories; also to all points in Europe. OVERTON, STEELE & CO., oct 12 Agents.- T. O. G-AXiDSH, Attorney at Law, AND B:ndurant-& Drewry, - Wholesale Grocer, Forwarding AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS UICKMAX, KY. 0 St. Locis. April SO. IR. Jobs Bull Dear Sir: Knowing the efficiency of yonr Sarssparilla, and the heal ing and beneficial qualities it possesses, I send you the following statement of my case: I was wounded about two years ago was taken prisoner and confined for sixteen months. Being mored s often, niy wounds Lave not healed yet. I have not sat up moment since I was wounded. I am shot through the hips. My . general health is impaired, and I need something to assist nature. IhaTemore faith ia your Sars- carilla than in any thing else. I wish- that that is genuine. Please express me .half dozen bottles, and oblige ' Cam-. C. P. JOHNSON, ' p. S. Mr. Johnson was the son f a skill ful siirzeon. liis mother recommended to her friends, and for many years used my S&rsaparilia with perfect success. In Scrof ula and Fever-sores Mrs. Johnson states that the cures effected were almost jniracu lous. Head my Journal for extended in formation and advice in yonr ease. My Journal contains certificates of eminent persons, ministers aud medical men men who are known here in this community for integrity and veracity. I havo recently received a most remarkable certificate from an eminent gentleman of Lonisvills. ' JOHN BULL. . EULL'S rs:TC2AL WILD CHESEY. BULB CEDHON FITTERS. BULL'S VEGETABLE FA MTLY PILLS. - All the above medicines prepared by Dr. John Bull at bia laboratory, Fifth Street, Louisville, Ky. For sale by C. A. HOLfIEE, Druggist, Hiektnan, Ky. J - - marchl 1y AGENTS FOIt Ohio River Salt Company. I LAROE supply of SALT, LIME, and CEMENT, and heavy GROCERIES. Supar. Coffee and Molasses, etc., constantly on hand. GENERAL COLLECTING AGENT, HICKMAN, KENTUCKY. WILL promptly attend to all business .tiiriigi.il tn him in Southwestern Ken tucky and West Tennessee. jun8-tf Lauderdale & Prather. Attorneys and Counselors At Lav: UICKMAX, KY. WILL attend promptly to the collection of Claims, to the investigation of Land Titles, purchase and sale of Real Estate, and the prosecution and defence of suits in Southwestern Kentucky, Northwestern Ten nessee, and the adjacent part of Missouri. fi Office in Millet's Block. fjanS tf and at Mayfield tho present home of Col. Hale he received a majority of 100 over Clark, at Houseman's, the homo of Capt. Clark, ho received a majority of OJ over Hale. This speaks well for the personal reputation of both gentlemen at their home precincts, and with such perr-onal friends it is uot strange that the race should have beeu close between thi-iu. Crime Rortli mid South. In the better days of the Republic the laws of Congress were regarded as being general in their operation and affected all alike without regard to latitude, longitude or previous condition. But recently taking the Kuklux act and its enforce ment, it would seem th3t it ia applicable to but one section, the late slave States; and the mere circumstance of a mau being a gentleman and residing in the South is sufficient to cause his arrest aud punishment. There has been, since the war, more crimes of every kind known to the decalogue, committed in the North em than in the Southern States, but the Kuklux law has never been enforced in that section. There have been bloody riots in New ork, Pennsylvania and California, but these do not elicit as much comment from the Radical press as the whipping of a guilty negro in the South. Grant's Usurpation In Louis 'laua. The greatest blunder of Grant's ad ministration was committed in New Or leans last Thursday, when he thrust his OSCAR TUIINER bayonets between the Dann and War- 1UVUIU lflbitUUO UlU.tr laiiui i I u 111 Luc HAS KFSr MED THE PRACTICE OF LAW, IS THE C0CNT1E8 OT FULTOyi HICK MAX AND GRAVES ND will attend promptly to all business other connties in this Ju- Money Saved is Money Made TN ORDER to make room SPKINti ANL) SUMMER for a large STOCK, we weeks our entire will sell for th next two stock of DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS, GENTS FURNISHING GOODS, &C, at (rrertly reduced prices. Calt and be con vinced before purchaainf; elsewhere J. II. PLAUT & BRO. feb2t HICKMAN MARBLE WORKS HICKMAN, KY. Italian and American Marble. MONUMENTS, TOMB AND GRAVE STONES. HAVING received a fine lot of Americas and Italian Jarbie, I am prepared to fill all orders. Call and examine oar work Orders from the country promptly tilled A entrusted to his care in said counties, and also in the iicial District. U& Address either PADUCAII ofHce, or BLANDVILLE, Ky. augSl tf. Drs. Corfcet & Faris. HAVE ASSOCIATED THEMSELVES in the practice of Medicine, when nec essary their united labors will be given without extra charges. Dr. Faris Proposes to give especial attention to phys ical diagnosis and is fully prepared to make chemical analysis in diseases and suspected poisons. S&- OfEce at Walker's Drug Store, -oarchld DR. J. W. GOURLEY, HICKMAN, KENTUCKY OFFEKS his professional services to the citizens of Hickman, and vicinity. may&-ly. DR. II C CATLET. HICK MAX, Office Corner Jackson Street. KENTUCKY. and Cumberland Sale and Livery Stable. VJm. B. Plummer, KENTUCKY STREET. EEEPS constantly on hand for hire and ! . . iiUJibS, JJLUUltS and IIAC&S. Tl&skfol for patronage heretofore extehd- r! hT, V vr: -.i;3 a eontiuuanc of same. custom house and set a precedent which has already filled the country with alarm None are louder in denouncing this fla grant act of usurpation than the leading organs of the Republican party. The New York Tribune gravely remarks that "whatever may bo the real merits of the quarrel, the conduct of the Casey wing in bringing a political convention into eo unsuitable a place as the custom house, for the sake of getting a plausible plea for engaging United States troops to protect it, is not to be justified on any possible pretext," while the New York Sun, thus vents its indignation at the outrage : For the first time in the history of the nation Federal bayonets have been used to control the action of a political con vention. Under the lead of the Presi dent's brother-iu law's brother, United States troops yesterday took possession of the hall in which the Louisiana Re publican State Convention was being held, aud forced out the delegates oppos ed to the renomiuationof General Grant. The office holders and those looking for office remained, and will undoubtedly carry out the wishes of Grant and his relations. The men who have made the Republican party of Louisiana were virtually driven out of the Convention. At Lawrence, Kansas, a few Sundays ago, while a minister was holdine forth in a church, a ciowd got up a cock-fight in the yard. The people who had con gregated in the church went out to put a stop to the fight, but waited till the fight was over before objecting. The minister looked out of the wiudow at the crowd, and said, "We are all miserable einners which licked?" Wm. Jordan, I. M., at Jordan's Station) and set it to Allen & Co. They were compelled to ghv the P. 51. in Augusta, a receipt lor this letter before they could take it out of the office. This they did, but on breaking open the letter, they my they only found sixty cents; therefore, they sent no papers. It will readily ap pear to auy one that if the le tter had teen broken open on the way, all the money would have been takeu out, nnd not a pait. It is als clear that if the letter hadhi.'f any appearance of having been broken open, they would never have re ceipted for it; neither was it possible for the money to lose out, for it was folded up in the letter, the letter placed. in a small envelop and this envelop placed within the larger one: besides, the sixty cents was wrapped inside of the larger money which was lost. Mr.-C. E. Reeves ! of Cayce's Station also made a club and shared a similar fate. Any one wishing to impire further in regard to this mat ter, is referred to Wm. Jordan, merchant and 1. M. at Jordan's Station, or they can call an me personally at Liberty. J. H. Saundkus. Notice to Editors Will the editors throughout the country do the public the favor of giving this letter publication. A Presidential Candidate on the Spiritual IMatlorm. From the Richmond Enquirer. Nathanial M. Pierce proclaims him self a candidate for the Presidency on the Spiritual platform. He sends the following elegant epistle, accompanied by a printed copy of his proclamation, to the Enquirer. We give the letter verbatim, but the proclamation is too lengthy for our columns : Putnam August 6 1871 Mr Editor Sir Pleas inert this Proclimation in your paper 1 am a punuc speaker ana have devoted mutcu ot my time two mis question dureing tne war i. aunerea mutch abuse becaus l would not ngnt becaus I would not Come doun south and kill you poor fellows or get killed myself I am a rpiretulit or Inspirational Speaker aud ppeak under controol I never see an orthidox minister but what I oould use up Especealy if he believed in war if these sentiments suit your peo ple I would like two come douu and talk two them on this and other subjects l would Hke two come doun and spend the fall and winter with your people aside from governments afLurs I would like two talk two thom on the great truths of piretualism N M Pierce Pleas correct Spelling in the Procla mation word or betweeu I ruitli or Jus tice should be Truith and Justice No less than two hundred and twenty- four life insurance companies have been wound up in Great Bntiuo with m the last twenty-six years. This is twice as many as now exist there. What Grant Whispered to Lee. When Lee and Grant met at the house of Mr. McLean, near Appomattox court house, to arrange for the capitulation of the army of northern Virginia, an inci dent occurred which has remained unex plained for over six years. The terms of the proposed surrender were discuss ed, freely and openly, before the mem bers of the two 6taSs, until, suddenly, drawing his ch;iir up to that of the Con federate chieftain, Grant whispered a few earnest words into the ear of Lee. A haughty shake of the head from the latter, and a brief answer in undertone, evidently of a peremptorily negative or der, was noticed by those in attendance. The import of that bit of mysterious by plaf has just been furnished for the first time. In the August number of Old and Xtic, Edward A. Pollard, the his torian of the Confederacy, reveals the secret. The whispered confab was noth ing less than a proposition from Grant that Lee's soldiers should, then and there, subscribe to the oath of allegiance, iu which event the federal satrap guar anteed that they should be restored, on the tpct, to all the rights, privileges and immunities of American citizens. CA cvyo Times. It had been arranged that we should stay a few days at Johanna, and when the prince heard of the intended sojourn he said, "Ah! you have been to fee the king; now come and eee me. Will you come?" "Prince, you are 6uch a churlish set of people with respect to your women. If we visit your houses we see men only ; now if you come to our houses we should introduce you to the ladies of the house holds," I ventured to remark. "Ah, yes, I kuow your custom with women is different from ours," said he. "Every nation has its own custom. What is good for one may not be good for an other. Your custom is very good for you, peihaps. Custom is good for us, that we know. Rut I am a man that has seen many things and many places, and I have not the prejudices which fcume of my people have; aud if you will do me the honor of paying me a visit, youshall see -iriv wives. Now, will you -come?" " Coder such circumstances, certaiuly," said jJr. Livingstone, ana ttic visit was arranged for the next day but one. At the day appointed the prince came oti to the ship in order to take us on shore iu his own boat. He was arrayed in a magnificent dress of bright blue silk, ornamented with gold lace, and he was evidently in a delightful state of self-conscioutness. Dr. Livingstone, two other gentlemen, and myself were ready to accompany him. When we gained the shore, we found that the news of our pro posed visit to the prince's harem had be come known to many, and there was a considerable assemblage of slaves and the poorer half castes to greet and to fol low us. This demonstration may have been arranged by the prince; he certain ly was wpII pleased with it; and he marched ahead of us though a person of greater importance than the king him self. I could not help thiukiog, as we went on our way, that the sentiment with which he regarded the king was far from loyal. The prince's establishment consisted of a group of bui'dinps surrounded by a stone wall. One of the houses was much larger than the rest, and to this we were taken. After passing through a desolate looking ante-room, we entered an apart ment about forty feet square, but though its proportions were noble, its appear ant-e was not attractive. The furniture was scanty, mean, and much woru ; the chintz that covered the couches wasfa led, and the glasses that hung on the whitewashed walls were, with one excep tion, cracked ; the floor was uncat petcd. This was the prince's own apartment, and this probably accounted for the poverty of its appearauce. Each wife has her own chamber, and, ps the greater part of her dowry is expended upon the decora ting and furnishing of it, the prince's room probably afforded no fair indication of the character of his whole establish ment. Here it was, however, we were to have audience of the ladies. After inviting us to Jjcated, the prince left ns, in order to apprise his wives of our arrival. He returned in a few minutes, and with him came, not a wife, but a little Malay woman, old and shriveled, . but full of vivacity. Her sharp, shrill voice rang through the room when he announced that the Iadie3 would soon appear. ' She was evidently the ianitress of the harem, and the pnn. seemed to be much in awe of her. She was born at Cape Town, but had many years ago married a Johanna man. She spoke English very imperfectly, but Dutch like a Dutchlander ; and, when she found that Dr. Livingstone could Fpeak that language, her pleasure was eo demonstrative I thought she would have embraced him. It seemed greatly to cheer her old heart to hear once more the most ugly of all languages. She asked a multiplicity of questions about Care Town. She rattled away at the highest pitch of her voice until her ex citement fairly broke her down ; then she seemed. to recollect herself, and, with kind of a chuckle, said, "Now I will send in the ladies," and ran off with quite a youthful agility. After-she had retired, the prince, who was evidently excited and somewhat nervous, said, "My wives say I must tell you a little custom we have whenever strangers are introduced to them. When they come in, they will each one of them come to each of you, and you will have to go through a little ceremony each of you with each of them. Oh. it is not much, it is not what you think," he con tinued, with a shrewd smile. "It is only this. Each of them will hold in her baud a little bit of bread, and each of you will break off a small piece from each, and eat it. That done, we are friends always friends." We expressed gratification and ready compliance. 1 he ladies not appeann he disappeared behind the curtain again, but ouickly returned. The curtain was then withdrawn, and, standing in a row on either side of the passage, we saw a number of little slave girls, some of whom were gaily dressed. Then came from a room at the end of the passage, a stout lady of about twenty live years of age, whose face was only saved from being common place by her large and really beautiful eyes. Her appeurance as she entered the room was dazzling. The bodice of her dress was of cloth of gold; the short skirt was of Indian muslin, elaborately worked with gold and silver thread; her drawers were of the same material, and similarly ornamented. Her naked feet were slipped into richly adorned sandals, and on her head she wore a purple velvet fez shaped cap that was refulgent with gold lace and jewels. Round her waist she had a jeweled zone, and round her neck "jewels of silver and jewels of gold" were multiplied in bar barous profusion ; fche had rings on all her fingers, she wore bracelets, armlets, and anklets of gold; and her ears were strangely decorated, for not only were the lower lobes perforated, but the rim of each ear was pierced in several places, and instead of one jeweled drop, each ear sustained four or five. The first effect produced on ma by this profuse display of personal ornamentation was amazement, and then the absurdity of it appeared so great that it was difficult to restrain from lau2hter. Yet we could not help being pleased with the woman who had taken so much, pains with her. 6elf to please as ; and when &he came forward to shake hands, which ehe did rather awkwardly,-w bowed our lowest and smiled our eweetest. To her suc ceeded a tall, fine-built, very handsome woman, of about twenty years ef age. Her figure was perfect; the grace of her carriago was faultless, and her large black eyes were so lustrous they seemed to flash light. With the first lady the richness of costume was tho most promi nent, but with this woman the beauty of her person far outshone the inaguificenco of her attire She was dressed and or namented, with some slight variation, like unto her sister-wife, to whom, indeed, she was really sister; for the prince in formed us that they wrre tho children uot only of the same father but by the same mother. She moved toward us like a queen self possessed aud graci ous ; aud though she had not the man ners of a European lady, the mode of her hand shaking was unimpeachable. A few moments elapsed before the third wife presented herself. Her appearance was insignificant, her featuresexpression less ; her eyes lacked luster, her form, though not angular, was t-parc aud desti tute of all grace ; her movements were awkward, and though dressed not less graudly than tho others, her costume appeared far es resplendent. The prince appeared u feel that wo were con bcious of her defects, for, aa she turned from us after the usual salutation, he ex claimed. "Oh, she is a very tamo wife !' (These ladies, be it said, did not under stand English.) The curtain over the door fell ; no other womau appeared. To our look of inquiry, the prince replied, "1 hat is all. I have but three wives only three. If I had as many as my birth entitles me to, I should have twelve as many as the king; but the French have my island, and so I am only a poor devil, with but three wiveBf" The introductions ended, the senior lady came forward and held out to us what looked like a thin slice of ginger bread, from which we each broke off a small portion and ate it. It was abomi nable to the taste ; a vile compound of bad oil, Indian cornmeal, and sweets. The ladies then Feated themselves on a couch opposite to that on which we eat; and we were instructing the prince to convey to them our thanks for the great honor they had done us in granting this interview, and an unbounded admiration of themselves, when, by all that is shock ing, we discovered that tney chewed betclsout ! For, right and left, with a volume, a precision, and a force that a Yankee might have envied, they began to relieve themselves of the consequences of this abominable habit. Up to this poiut all had Ecemed consistent with the place and the occasion ; but this was a feature in the romance of the harem that I had not looked for. However, we ex pressed our gratiueation, ana our eeuti ments being made known to the ladies, they bhowered upon us smiles and pleas ant glances. At this juncture the prince's mother entered the room. She wa3 a very fat, very dirty, but cheerful old woman. Her dress was a simple robe of brown cotton, without oruament of any kind. The prince rose as ehe en-, tered, and led her to a seat ; his manner in doing this was most respectful and al most affectionate. He told us she was a, very religious woman, had made the pil- grimago to Mecca, and was regarded.aa a saint. She asked us especially after a gentleman whose acquaintance she made when he was a gallant captain of a Brit ish man of-war, aud who was now an aged admiral, and declared if she were not so old she would undertake the jour ney to England to feast ber eye9 on him once more. She showed us agold watch she had received from the East India company in acknowledgment of her kindness to a certain English woman and children, the passengers of one of the company's ships that had been wrecked on the reef that runs around Johanna. She took them into her house and enter tained them for weeks, and from them she obtained the knowledge she possess-! ed of the Lnslish language, che was certainly a good naturedold woman, and had she not every two or three minutes ejected a torrent of colored fluid from her mouth, she might able. Terms of Subscription to tho HICKMAN COUJUER. 2 OOl'CR irtK I.ADTAKCK. Address, rublidher Ilickman, Ky. "llicKit ik Cociaa,' a black letter printed unit. The cards were placed around in a circle with the letter uppermost. "Sport, tdl these ladies and gentJer&ea where you came from this evening." Sport walked around the cards until he came to the letter P ; this ho took in his mouth and laid to ouo tide, and thea took the letter R aud placed beside it. he had spelled Prori- wherc are you York in the have been agree- A Dog That Plajs Cuclire. On Saturday evening, June 17th, listless party wero sitting in the cabin of the Providence steamer Metis. A disa greeable northeaster made it nnplcasant to remain on deck. A middle-aged, keen eyed, sandy-haired man was the most restless individual in tho cabin. He appeared to be somewhat annoyed by the walking backward and forward of a dark-haired fine-looking young man, whose every step watffollowed and move ments watched by a large sized Spanish poodle that slightly limped with his left fore leg. The sandy haiied man finally accosted the man with the dog: "I say. stranger, it's very dull here; can't we get up a game of euchre?" "I don t care much about playing, sir; but my dog here plays a tolerably air 1 Ml 1 1 game. I'ernaps ne u iry a aauu wua JO":" "No jkes, if you please; l am an old euchre player, and very fond of the game. 1 once played three night in succession with General Hillyer, and beat him two games to his one," said the sandy haired mau, rather sternly. "I am not joking, sir; I tell you hon estly that my dog can play a good game of euchre. I'll warm him up a little, and cho you what he can do before yon play with "him." Ry this time the conversation had at tracted the attention of the other passen gers, and they had gathered around the dog and men. "2s ow, gentlemen, please step back, so as to form a good sized ring, and we II how you specimens of canine sagacity that may astonish you," said the owner of the dojr. As soon as the ring had been made, the do? man shouted. "Come, Sport, give us a wait around on your ear. Sport immediately raised himself on his forelegs, and walked around the cir cle with his head close to the carpet, his ame leg giving him the appearance of slidincr on his ear. The man next took a ten-cent stamp, rolled it up into a little newspaper ball, made a dozen other balls ot the same sire' and appearance, mixed tbeiu up and threw them on the carpet. "Now, Sport, pick out tne one with the stamp in it.' Sport immediately walked around tne paper wads, looked at tbem eagerly, and pulled out the one. with the stamp. cport master now ruuea a pacx oi cards, about the size of ordinary playing cards, from his pocket. Each carl hj.i and eo on until dence. "Sport, old fellow, bound for?" Sport Fpcllcd out New same manner. The letter cards were then takeu up and a pack of playing card laid iu their place. "Well, Sport, what do you say to play ing a came of euchre with this gtutle man?" inquired his master. Sport didn't appear to be very csger, but hung his head a little, aa if tired. "Oh, there is pleoty of time; yva never retire until uiue you know, just look at the watch." Sport jutupod to his mauler's knees an J looked at the watch, which was b?ld be fore his eves. "Now, Sport, "tell us the right time to a mioute," Sport walked around the cardd again and took a nine spot in his mouth, wLku he laid on one sido of the ricg. Then he picked up a seven pot and laid it a short distance from tho niuo ipot. He followed this up by placing a fray and a ten spot by the side of the cven. The mau theu showed his watch to the rpeo tutors. It wauled just twenty minutei to nine. "Before you cointnenco tLe camp. Sport, 1 want to see whether your Le.vi is clear. Supposing you were playing a game of old sledge with liua Tweed for a charter of a railrood against a million, dollars, and the game etod eix to six, and it was your deal, what card would you hke to torn up t cport walked aronnd the room sea turned up the jack of spades. Right, old cport, your head is level, . 6Did his master, patting the dog fondly. Then turning to Gen. UilJyer friend, he said : "In playing with Sport it will be nec essary for you to deal his cards face up. This will give you an advantage. In order to make the game even deal Sport ten cards. As rood as the trump is ma da he will pick out five ancthrow tbeteet aside. When sport passes he will turu one of his cards over. When he orders you up he will nod bis h Tid." ucn. tiiiiyer s menu agrea w im arrangement, sbufSed the cards, dealt Sport ten cards and five to himself, turn ing up the nine f diamond Sport passed, and Gen. Hillyer'a fidd took it up. Sport then selected the queen of diamonds, ten of diamorrls, eight of dia monds, and ace and king of bearta. Sport led with the ace; Gen. Hillyer'n fr tend followed suit and lobt the trick. Sport then laid down the queen ; Gen. Hillycrs friend took it with the lelt bower. The right bower was then elun at Sport; he laid the eight pot on it. Taking up the trick, Gen. Hillyer friend laid down the nine sr o .. - -t tjikiug it with tbttu. moved tho king of heart. mend, who bad to hand over the ., of clubs, with the exclamation : "Euchred, as sure as fate, by a poo die!" Two more hands were then played, Sport winning the game. "No," eaid the owner of the dog, "lie down and rest Sport ; you have douo nobly." The dog lay down wSth outstretched and stiffened legs as if dead. His master pulled one leg then another'hen push ed and shoved him about, but he gavo no signs of life. Suddenly ho sung out, "Snort, you rascal, ,rou have been gambling; here edmes the police ?" Sport was off like a shot for the for ward ead of the cabin. , A Sun man who witnessed tie wonder ful tricks could detect no Kiguals be. twecn the dog and his master. Sport appeared to do everything from the working of bis own brains. His master's name is R. M. Tod. He stated to the Sun man that he was a drag clerk iu Williamsburg, and had spent three years in educating Sport. Sport is seyeu years of age. How to Learn to Fi.t. The other day another modern Icarus esfayed to fly from the roof of a one-story hooie ; but instead of soaring to the empyrean, he descended rapidly in a beautiful parabola, and only succeeded in groveling amid the weeds surrounding his starting point. For the benefit of those who wish to cleave the air like birds rather than walk the earth as men, we will state the prin cipal difficulty they will have to over come. At a recent meeting of tho Aero nautical Society of Great Britain, a Mr. Proctor stated that the great difficulty iu learning to fly was ia balancing so as tv secure an opportunity for practicing, and he therefore suggested that horizontal -rotating disks be attached on either side of the body, so as to afford a material assistance to tho learner. As a farther assistance for young and inexperienced flyers, we Buggetta gallows erected ou the principle according to which Irving says the Dutch built some of theirs ii the early days cf New Amsterdam, where the suspending rope was passed around the waist, instead of the neck, of the victim. With soma such arrange ment, aod a little lead in their heels to keep their bodies right end up, amateur "flyists" might be able to practice an hour or two whenever they felt inclined, without incurring any considerable dau ger, and th3 earth would alto bo saved considerable of the bsttericg which it now receives in the unwilling descents of these ambitious but falling spirits. P. S. Gilmore, of Jubilee fame, pur poses to bold in Boston in Jane, 1872, a "World Peaoe Jubilee aod Interna tional Musical Festival, a Union of all Nations in Harmony, when twenty thou band Yoices shall swell tho grand choros, and sing as never before the hymn of the angela 'Peace oa earth, good will to ward men. " A oollioum will be erect ed to beat 100,000 person. "Poets, composers, artists and conductors of at. f ery land," says the proiectus, "will ba asked to contribute or take part, and all governments will ba invited t send rep resentatives to partioiptU 10 tbe care monies. The festival will utinua for two weeks, and it is propose todsdictt ' one dy to ei:h nation."