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- VICES
BURG WEEKLY HERALD.
Vol. V.
Vicksbnrsr, Mississippi, Saturday Morning December 11. 18G9.
No. 15.
fa
THE WEEKLY HEEALD
8ATURDAY, DECEMBER 4.
HE mt 'SBH .KAl. ALCOBISI
rscvuAX roaiTioxi.
A C&ndidate, on the Radical
ticket, for '.State Senator from
Man hall County, stated in a pub
lic speech in Holly Springs, that
General Alcorn had said in de
fending himself for aiding the ne
farious transactions of the despi
cable Committee of Sixteen, iu a
speech recently made in Holly
Springs, that ho desired to have
the Constitution as it was then,
fastened upon by the people by
the exercise of auy power. True, it
was, he did not like it, but he con
fidently believed that it would bo
corrected. And as corroborative
of this opinion, bo slapped his
hand upon his breast and said,
"I have letters hore from Bing
ham, Butlor, Boutwell, Garfiold,
Sumner and others, who pledged
that as aoon as tho Constitution
was adopted and the State restor
ed by Congress, that Congre$t
nhould strike out of the Constitu
tion the oppressive and objection
al clauses," and said General Al
corn further, "I believe Congress
will do It"
Was ever such a preposterous
declaration uttered ? Aad yet the
man who uttered it has in all
probability beeu eloctcd Governor
of this State, and aspires to a scat
in the United States Senate.
From what source does Congress
derive its authority for changing
the Constitution of a State ? If it
has this power, how does it hap
pen that the Constitutions of oth
er States are not tampered with.
Many of them havo clauses in
them which are odious to the
dominant party in Congress.
If Congress bus the right
to modify or change the
Constilution-of Mississippi in any
way whatever, it has the same
right to change that bf New York
or any other State. True, Con
gress can refuse, whether by sanc
tion of law or not in not iu ques
tion, to accept tho Constitution of
Mississippi when presented, but
the idea that it Jias the power to
change any feature of the Consti
tution of a State is childish.
then General Alcorn only had
the written declarations of Bing
ham, Boutwell fc Co. Do they
constitute the whole Congress ?
Is Congress compelled to accept
their ie dixit ? Do they carry
thatbody in their breeches pocket ?
Besides, General Alcorn only
bad their word that they would do
these things, could General Al
corn have believed one oFthem ?
With all his faults, we give him
cfPtfffwlth more intelligence than
this; do one would believe these
men. This, General Alcorn knew.
Therefore, if they ever had the
power, it would never have been
aa they promised, since they make
it an invariable rule to go counter
to their words.
Thi member ot Congress arc as
sembling in Washington City rap
idly. As we learn by Washington
letter writers, the opiulou expres
sed by prominent members of both
bouses indicates that there will be
little legislation of an important
character until after the Christinas
holidays. From the mcetiug of
Congress until that time the busi
ness of the session will be consumed
in the Introduction of bills and Joint
resolutions for reference to com
mittees. The Cuban question will
come np for immediate aotlon, and
although a remarkable unanimity
of sympathy exists on tho subject,
it is not likely that the country will
be spared a few able speeches and
a raft of meaningless harangues.
The American eagle is expected to
. soar aloft to the highest pinnacles
of nutional glorification. Judging
from tho views of those who are
gified with the ability to conceive
on idea, Congress will tako strong
grounds In favor of Cuba, whether
directly or by Increasing the pow
ers of the Executive cannot bo said
Congress, having reassembled in
January, the financial question will
consume weeks of discussion and
tinkering, In which funding and
specie payments will be the leading
features. The various appropria
tion bills for the different branches
of tho government will, as usual,
constitute a protracted and perplex
ing fund of controversy, verbal
rencontres and ludiorous scenes.
The China mission, which it is nn
derstood the Presidont in his mes
sage will suvnfest bs raised to the
first class, at give an opportunity
to Sumner to ventilate his new
ideas on the yellow man. The St.
Domiugo annexation will be dispos
ed of amid a torrent of eagle
screams and salvos of bombast.
The project of the Darien ship ca
nal will doubtless be put in a tangi
ble shape. The other measures set
down for legislation are tho bills
for taking tho census, the Paraguay
an controversy, revenue, and recon
struction in the rases of Virginia,
Mississippi and Texas for readrais
sion. As usual, the army is likely
to get another blow from the mili
tary failures who bavu managed to
get iuto Congress, and have proved
as much of an embarrassment to
Congress as they were to (be army.
TUB EITBALITY LAWK MAID
TO KEtOU.VIZS THE CI UAMS.
Ono G. P. Lowcry, Esq., of
York State, flies into print, most
recklessly, in the declaration that
the neutrality laws protect tho Cu
bans. This Mr. Lowery, if we un
derstand aright, is a Northern man,
writing for Northern approval, aud
what is more, wo think ho is in
tensely Radical. Upon the Cuban
question be observes that the neu
trality act of 1818, which alone Is
now iu force, was intended by
Congress to guarantee to revolu
tionary colonies or peoples the
same neutrality on the part of tho
United States as we observe to
ward belligerent princes, poten
tates, or States that are recognised
diplomatically by our Government.
It seoms not only that was this the
plain intention of Congress at the
time, but that the courts have re
peatedly 10 decided. For instance,
the right of the people of Venezue
la to commission vessels of wan
and to capture the vessels of Spain,
was maintained under the law of
1818 by the Supreme Court of the
United States in several cases,
while Venerucla was only a revolt
ed colony, not yet recognized by
our executive authorities.
It has no doubt beeu the opinion
of many lawyers aud publicists,
that there must be a proclamation
by the President ' declaring the bel
ligerent rights of a revolted colony
before the courts can tako cogni
zance of those rights ; but Mr. Low
ry demonstrates that this opiulou U
founded on error, lie demon
strate also that the law ns it Maud
is only In aciord with reason and
right; sinco if it be otherwise,
while Cuba may be forbidduu to
violate our neutrality, as in thcca.se
of the alleged fitting out of tho Hor
net, she would Dot bo entitled to
any corresponding benefit or pro
tection ; or, as Mr. Lowry express
es it, the law would thus become
iu the case of a civil war "bo'.h a
sword aud shield in the bauds of ouo
belligerent alone."
This being so, it follows that our
relations to the two parties in the
pending strugglo in Cuba are al
ready determined by law, and that
no recognition by IVosldcnt Grant
is necessary to secure to the Cubans
their rights as bolligereuts. Spain
can as little be allowed to violate
the neutrality act as can the Cu
bans ; and the officers of the law are
Just as much bound to enforce (be
statute against the oue party as
agaiust the other. This statute, it
should be understood, prohibits the
building and fitting out of ships and
the enlistment of soldiers aud sail
ors in our country for the service
of either belligerent, but docs not
prohibit the sale to them of arms or
warlike material.
Now, these views of Mr. Lowry
are very beautiful and pleasautlv
presented. Bpt suppose that, in
stead of coveted Cuba and imbecile
Spain being tho parties used in il
lustration tho late bravely contend
ing Cofedcrate States and the
United States should be the
parties interested, how would
Mr. Lowry and his ' Radical
friends relish such reasoning,
or rather bow was it liked as prac
ticed in Great Britain ? It is sin
gular that the Radical niiud is inca
pable of applying the tame princi
ple to tho same subject wherever
found. British recognition' of bel
ligerent rights, as practiced iu tho
late war, was coutrary to tho neu
trality and to all international law,
yet when the great and fearless Uni
ted Stales proposes to apply this
law to puerile Spain iu her conflict
with one ot uer rebelling colonies,
a new interpretation is put upon
the satne law which is sought to bo
o vigorously applied in an entire
uillcrcnt Turin in a treaty Willi
anotl.or power. This law and lode
is simply Radical, nothing more,
nud, aa a consequence, is perverted.
TrtB latest "loll" wrinkle is to
change the plirise, "King's English"
to rrcsulcuis r.iiuusti. ' .Now don t.
We can stand almost auy thing after
the terriblo experiences of the last
nine years, still we would beg to bo
aparod "Uranrs jsngluu."
Certain 'loil' New Eoglandcrs
wish Plymouth Bock Monument
taken down because the Corner
Stone was laid with Masonio cer
emonies. Fanaticism will always
be rampant in New England. .
VDITOMIAL BREVITIES.
The people of Tennessee are in a
fever of excitement There is to
be a Constitutional Convention
held in Nashville on the 2d Mon
day In January next. God save
them from such remits as followed
tho assembling of tho Constitution
al Convention in this State.
Is the Cardiff giant a humbug, a
Yankee wooden-nutmeg sell, or a
reality? So many of the people
of the North are Radicals, that we
afraid to takethcirstatoments upon
any subject; therefore will seme
good, honest, truthtelling Demo
crat furnish rellablo information
upon this interesting and engross
ing subject The New York Sun
professes that it is no humbug, lut
who will believe it.
Tennyson is building himself a
spacious bouse on the Surrey Ilills,
near Godalming. It will be sur
rounded by exteniive grounds.
A new religious society, calling
itself tho Church of Progress, has
beeu iuaugurated at 8t. George's
Ball, London, by Mr. T. Baxter
Langley. The master spirits of it
aro John Stuart Mill, Lord Amber
ly, and Sir John Browning.
Seventy-three years ago the town
of Franklin, Conn., "voted to Lire
a man to instruct the school for
four aiohths, at $8 per month, find
his own board, to keep six days In
the week, and twenty-six days (or
a month, and that no partiality be
used on the part of the master."
An elegantly dressed 'ady recent
ly presented herself to one of the
police magistrates Iu Paris, and po
litely denounced beraolf as the mur
deress of eleven children. Inves
tigation fortunately proved that she
was laboring under a fit of halluci
nation caused by the horrors of the
Pantin tragedy.
The Baron De Novo Friburgo,
supposed to be the wealthiest man
in Brazil, died on the 4lli of Octo
ber, lie loft instructions that his
body, placed iu a plain coffin, should
be carried to the "rave in one of bis
own carriages; also, ttntt no invi
tations bo insued to Lis funeral.
His dwelling house in Itio .'aneiro
is said to havo cost him $1,500,000;
but he lived to enjoy it only a year
or two.
Profcisor I.onmis, of New Haven,
considers tho earth a very unsafe
place to stay on any longor, from
tho fact that tho latu volcanic man
ifestations havo been ho general in
thuircharaclcr that there is no long
er auy doubt about tho theory that
all volcanoes have not a local, but a
general and common origin, in the
central liquid parts of our globe,
where the most iuteuae beat pre
vails. Patti has declined an offer of a
million of francs to sing for ten
mouths in the new serious opera
which Offenbach has composed to a
libretto by Sardon. Patti recently
wounded her thumb with a dagger
which shu held while playing the
part of GUda iu "Rigolctto." The
thumb bled, but Paul went ou with
the performance.
Chinese literature has met with
a serious lost in the dcrtruction by
fire of a wing of the Emperor of
China's palace which contained
stores of books and of blocks for
book printing. From its connec
tion with literature, It was one of
the best known buildings in the
palace. It name occurs on all
books printed at the Emperor's
chargo for two centuries.
To Cube Tootuacuk. Accord
ing to tho London Lancet, tooth
ache can be cured by tho following
preparation of carbonic acid: To
ono drachm of collodium add two
drachms of Callert's carbonic acid.
A gelatinous mass Is precipitated,
a small portion of which inserted
in the cavity of an aching tooth,
invariably givciiinmcdiuto relief.
Tho heirs of John Campbell, tho
possessor of 300 acres of land,
which uow embraces the commer
cial cctro of Louisville, Ky., are
about instituting a suit lor this
property, of which they claim they
aro the lawful owner bincu the
first charter of tlio city, iu 1812.
This property has passed lrom ono
hand to another until it is now
owned by a largo number of per
sons, all of whom will bo defend
ants to the suit. Ihc land im
provements arc valued at iZ'J,
000,000. . A Japanese history of the British
Parliament has benn published al
Jcddo. Tho object appears to be
to help the first Japanese Parlia
ment to an understanding of its
functions. The work Is compiled
from the best English authorities on
the Britten constitution, is publish
ed in two volumes, and contains
several good illustrations.
Three Interesting fossils have
lately been found Jo the township
of Seymour, Canada. Tho first is
apparently a petrified human head,
which shows the tongue, eye-balls
aud muscles of the face; the head
having the reddish-brown appear
ance of an ore of Iron. The other
relics are the foot and leg of a
young girl about teu years old, auv
soctiou of meat from tho side of an
ox, showing two ribs.
Relapsing fever, popularly known
as famine fovor, is raging iu Lon
don. It is a sort of stealthy epi
demic, depressing mind and body,
though not always mortal, and or
iginating in squalid living aud mis
ery. Tho London Times says it is
not tho bare waut of food, but the
hopelessness of earning food, which
prepares tho way for tho ravages of
this disease. It provails in White
chapel sud other more wretched
parts of tho cast of London city.
A ubaht has been made by the
Russian Government to Mr. Tied
gen and others, through whose
ogeucy tho great northern cables
were laid Iu the North Sea and Bal
tic, to lay cables from Posietta Bay,
on tho southeast coast of Siberia,
to China and Japan. A company is
in course of formation to do the
work. The Russian Government
will, it is said, connect their land
lines with the company's cable.
This will be carried to Shanghai,
touching at Nagasaki or Osaka.
Thence it will be laid to Hong
Kong, touching at Niugpo, Foo
chow, Amo) , and Swatow. When
this line is completed New York
will be in telegraphic connection
with China and Japan.
A Wisconsin paper gives an ac
count of the capture in northern
Montana, of an "animal of a species
wholly unknown to naturalists,
which is claimed by some to be a
relic of the mastodon." This mar
velous cresturo Is only two years
old, but stands sevon loot high
Tho New Orleans Bulletin says
that all tho business now done in
that city by seventy thousand
men could easily tie dono iy
twenty thousand. Ash necessary
cousecitirncn, the city abounds
with unemployed and hall' empl y
cd persons, and the inordinate
competition for bus iness is a great
evil. For the your endiug Sep
tember 1, 1800, the amounts of
imports aud exports into and
from tho city was twice as lurge
ns for the venr ending September
1, 18U9. Profits then were fur
greater thon they are now. The
growth of the city was regular,
healthy and vigorous, resting en
tirely upon its commercial needs
and its increase of wealth and
population. Except for the war,
says the Bulletin, that growth
would have continued, aud New
Orleans would now have employ
ment for a hundred men and le
gitimate uso for two hundred
millions of capital.
A couple, male and female,
reached St. Louis tho other day ;
they engaged rooms at afoshiona
blc hotel, aa husband and wife.'Thc
next morning the male was rains
ing, and ot police headquarters
the disconolate ''last best gift"
states that she was a milliner, who
resided in an iutcrior town in the
West ; that coming to St. Louis ou
the train sho had been proposed
to by the aforesaid "Lord of crea
tion," aud finding an accommoda
ting person on tho train, the
"twain were made one." TliM af
ter a short twolve hours expe
rience in tho sweets of married
life, sho hod awoke to find her
"Charley" gone, and strange to
say, ho bad been accompanied by
her gold watch and her one hun
dred dollars worth of national
pledges to redocm. She prayed
that tho truant might be restored.
Charley was soon found and stated
that he knew Mnlissa; that he was
a married man, and that Malissa
knew it, yet she had consented to
permit tho forms of marriage to
be gone through with ; that nei
ther of tlieni had a cent but she
had a watch ; this she had kindly
given him to pay their bill at the
hotel. He journeyed forth to
pawn it, and succeeded in raisini.'
live dollars upon it. Temptation
hnd crossed his path on his re-
turn, and he had invested the five;
tlollais in tho iutoxicatin" bowl
His story was adjudged lole true '
nnd he was released, and Malisiaj
lost a temporary husband and a
waica. So much for a mock mar -
iragc by a woman to a married
man.
A New Yohe boarding-house
keeper has adopted tho novel ex
pedient of putting a fifty cent
itnmnin it,. m.;i.. j ' a .
h7.w7,t'u'..u!"'
hash, which becomes the Drooertv
of the fortunate chap who finds it
in his mess. She has no difficulty
now in working off. that commod-
ty. -- f. ..a,.
IS IT AS STATED t
The editor of the Chicago Times
indulges somewhat in an ex
pression of opinion about that
animal commonly called woman.
His remarks are not 'as compli
mentary as tho ''last best gift,"
usually enjoys from the Lords of
creation, but they . arc to the
point whether the true poiut or
not. At all events bo points, by
way of illustration, to certain his
torical facts which aro indisputa
ble. Ho writes:
"If oue wishes a groat histori
cal example of cruelty, he cau al
ways find oue in which soiuo no
man was the prime instrument.
A case was not long since expos
ed in France, in which some thirty
or forty poisonings wcro fastened
upon a woman. Lucrctla Borgia
need onlv bo mentioned. Tho
Inte atrocious developments at
Cracow, in which some sisters kept
ono ot their number in a noisome
cell for twenty-oue years, is still
fresh in the public mind. Mrs.
Grinder wns only a woman In an
uncommonly high state of devel
opment. The IJueeo mother who
opened the fusillade at the St.
Bartholomew massacre was no
more or less than a woraaa. Eliz
abeth, the virgin Queen, had she
been a man, would have been bon
cstly execrated through all time
for her atrocious treatment of
Mary ; but she was no ogre, no
hyena; she was only a woman,
Catherine of Russia was not i
monster, but simply a member of
the gentlo sex.
One reason why women make
such admirable nurses is found in
their Insensibility to the sufferings
of others. When the patient
writhes in pain, raves in delirium,
or mils back with set eyes and a
hoarse rattle in his throall it is
woman who is the calmest among
the obsorvort, the readiest with
her assistance and suggestion, and
all because sho feels less the tnllu-
cuccs of the situation."
O'JJonovax UoshA, a political eon
viet, has recently lierurclurned to
the British Parliament by tho vo
ters of the county of Tipcrary, in
Ireland. Our readers will well re
member somewhat of the history
of this gentleman's wife, who n
few months ago was delivering
lectures in various portions of the
Union. Ono of the few occasions
when he appeared in public, Mr.
Charles Halpin, "Miles O'Reilly,"
tl.e lute brilliant and talented edi
tor of the Newt York Citizen, in
troduced this lovely lady to a
New York audience. Her hus
band was incarcerated in prison
in England and sho, to assist him,
and support herself, was traveling
throughost the United States giv
ing readings and lectures.
Senator Camxhox and Cominis
siouer Delano, accompanied by
about thirty other persons, prin
cipally politicians, propose to
travel over Southern Georgia, to
discover from persoual observa
tion the real condition of that re
gion, politically and otherwise,
with the view of imparting the re
sults of their observation to Con
gress. What an impartial report
that crowd will inako!
To obviate the danger from
stoves broken or overturned iu
railway accidents, a stove has been
patented for which it is claimed
that no coucussiou can break it.
In the first sixmonths of his ad
ministration, Gen. Grant changed
his Secretaries of the fctate, Treas
ury, and Navy Departments. This
is a larger number of changes in
the Cabinet than was ever made in
so short a timo by auy President
except Tyler, all of whose Cabinet
resigned on one day with the ex
ception of Mr. Webster. This is
hardly a parallel case, however, be
causo Tyler's first Cabinet was not
solectod by himself, but by Ueu.
Harrison.
STATE ITE.US.
egret to leuru that Mr.
We
Frank Brook and a Mr. Estcs were
arrested by order of the military In
Carrollton, on last Wednesday.
Wo understand that they we to
charged with being the priino mov
ers iu tho recent fight between the
nnm-nna nnil U'httnA nt CnrrnlH nn.
I W learn that Mr. Estes refused to
be arrested, and they shot him in
tho arm. It is impossible to get
news correct these limes, even a
short distance, so-wo do not vouch
for report.-l Valden I inics.
The Grenada Sentinel says a first
class rolling mill is to he built there
jby tho Mississippi Central and
(Mississippi and Tennessee Rail-
road;.
Ou Saturday last tho northern
bouud train ran off at Duck Hill,
the switch being wrong, and killed
a wounded several persons.
Among the slightly wounded was
Mrs. Bottle Byrd, of this place, and
her two little daughtorbut ws are
glad to say to ber friends that the
injuries are not serious, .though
very palaiuWf Panola BUr, , , ,
Littu Bock, rm Biart
Vlckskarr MaUraa.
But a short time sgo we were
congratulating ourself that a line of
railroad from Little Rock, Arkan
sas, via fine Ulun, would soon
reach our city, and give us that im
petus which we so sorely need.
And we fondly termed this route
the Little Rock, Piue Bluff and
Vicksburz Railroad. Col. Sap-
plngton, of Arkansas, came hore
and called our pcoplo together to
consult them as to their wishes re
garding tho building of this North
western route, aud after carefully
explaining the mutter and the steps
already taken aud yet to bo taken,
submitted it to our people as
to tho action they would take and
the aid they would give the scheme.
But other pi : its aro working for
this road. By an article published
iu the Hamburg, Ark., Times, and
republished In die Ouachita, La.,
Telegraph, we see there is to be a
movemeut, if not already on foot, to
take this road away from Ticks
burg and run it Sooth 112 miles
from Pine Bluff, in Arkansas, by
Moullcello aud Hamburg.
This article asserts that this
route is best because of iu eligi
bility, the immense good to the
country, and tbo stnallnoss of the
cost of construction. It says the
route to Vlckiburg is impractica
ble, passes through an inaccessible
region of country.of small benellt;to
the public, and can only be built at
immense cost We will not pause
to argue the truth of these state
ments, for that is not our present
purpose, Suffice it to say that we
believe the Vlcksburg route far
prefcrablo for all parties In every
way. But it should be enough to
stimulate us to some action in fav
or of this road, that others are tak
Ing steps to draw this road away
from us, a result that would be
I deplorable in tho highest degree.
j Now let ns call attention to a
I few facts iu connection with this
! road which are stroiivly injits favor
This mule, from Little Rock via
! 1'iue BlutI' and Napoleon to this
city, is a link in a grand trunk 1 1 no
I to llic JNuilh.west. It connects
I with the Mississippi, lied Riveraud
j Wnchi'.a Railroad, from Fulton
and Camden to (ialne's Laud
ing. It connects with a route
from Fulton to Cairo, and one
from Little Rock to Memphis. Go
ing northward aud westward it
branches off into the numerous lines
that crossbar the northwest, and
becomes "a tributary of lines in
all directions. By this route the
heart of the grain producing coun
try would be tapped aud the cereals
df the west would naturally follow
the first and nearest outlet to a de
dosirable market. That the road
would be a paying ope there can
be no doubf, as it affords such an
attractive route to s market that
the northwest alone would more
than support the road. Aud this,
taken in connection w ith thostotton
and shipments from Arkansas,
would insure this to be a valuable
and desirable investment Nearly
f 000,000 bales cotton would, in a
short time, be. passed over this
route. The most of this cotton
would come to and via Vicksburg.
Twenty parishes in Louisiana and
couuties in Arkansas would bo pro
tected by this road and an immense
quantity of the richest lauds re
deemed from waste and placed un
der cultivation.
With proper enterprise and ac
tion, why should not Vicksburg be
come one of tin foremost cotton
markets.
Thousands mid thousands of
bales of cotton might bo concentra
ted right here, aud our city might
be the head quarters of Northern
and European buyers. Undoubt
edly these buyors would prefer to
purchoso at first hands, if the
amount of cotton thrown upon the
market was sufficient to warrant
tho establishment of n purchasing
agency at this polut. This, like ail
else, depends upon the energy and
enterprise of our citizens. Vicks
burg is nearer New York and the
European ports than Now Orleans.
Cotton cau ho placod in New York
in ten days via Savannah Georgia;
whilo from New Orleans via the
Keys it requires thirty-two days.
Thus nearly one-third of the time
is saved, and thus a capital can be
''turnod over" twice in shipping
via Savannah, to once when ship
ped via New Orleans.
Further, the whole future, of
Vicksburg depends upon those raiK
road enterprises. We cannqt "af
ford to bo Isggardly about these
matters of railroad Improvement.
The best and truest economy iu
this respect is to take bold of such
schemes heartily, and spend money
for , tbena freely. , We - should
Invest la r these roads liberally
and bold not sparingly and timid
ly. Not because we hope to bene
fit ourselves Individually by the In
vestment, although such would,
doubtless, be the result ; out we
should invest in these roads be
cause through their means our city
is to be made great and prosperous,
and without them we will remain a
"one horse," no 'count" town until
our city gradually falls to de
cay and presents that pitiful, di
lapidated appearance which we
sometimes see iu towns where the
npiril of energy and enterprise died
out and left the shell standing
meekly awaiting its doom. Louisi
ana is wide awake to the impor
tance of this route,' and so is Ar
kansas. Both these States will aid
liberally. We are positively as
sured that it is the wish and Inten
tion to bring the road to Vicks-,
burg. If it should not come here
the fault will be ours. They ask of
us now subscription to the amount
of $100,000, and $'0,000 In all.
Bonds cau be used. $5,000 would
put 1,000 Cblnamon.at work imme
diately. Koopmanschop has
agreed to take stock In the road
and furnish the Chinese laborers.
This scheme will accomplish two
most desirable object. It will
provide a levee to protect a vast
extent of magnificent country, and
a railroad to carry off tho products
thereof.
By all means "let us be np and
doing." We call upon those lead
ing citizens who are Interested In
this route to organize an effort to
do something.
We do not mean our advocacy
of this route shall be construed as
ono word of detraction regarding
tho North-easterly or Yazoo Valley,
road. , Wo can have both roads, and
we need aud must have both. Push
forward our Yazoo road vigorously
and let us never pause uutil it is
finished.
Tako hold of the Little Rock road
aud give it tho aid which will bring
it to our doors in fifteen mouths.
THE 01 UTS AT VICKKBUBti
Tub Ciucuit and Chanceky
Coi:rt for Warren county will
eo::itit -i.ee u the second Monday
In December next, and continue for
ten weeks.
The 1'uou.ite Court for this
county sets lirst Monday In each
month, continuing, each term,' ono
week.
The Ckimimal Court-sel s four
times a year three weeks to the
term commencing each terra on
the e ond Monday of February,
May, August and November. The
term closed ou Saturday, leaving
several cases untried.
The Covmtt Court sits four
times a year.
It will b 3 seen from tho forego
ing that we have during tho year,
forty-eight weeks of Court at
Vicksburg.
Wo make .this mention of the
Courts for tho benefit of the law
yers, witnesses, and all parties In
terested. iu legal business.
A Bad Ish Free Loveism.
Disguise it as you may, it is bad,
very bad. It is an outcropping of
Fourerism and from the affinities
of Spiritualism. Disregarding the
established metes and bounds of
society, it is apt to culminate In
gunpowder. .Prudent men will
avoid it and all its affiliations.
There is no safety ooteido I he es
tablished order of society, as there
is none in disregarding the laws of
the land. N. i. Herald.
Yot B opinion, Mr. Herald, Is that
of this entire section; so unani
mous, iu fact, Is it, that it does not
require discussion hero. It appears
to be different with you..
TimWiiinns Brothers, of Balti
more, have sold their interest in
the Moscow and St. Petersburg
Railway to a Russian company,,
for six millions of roubles, and
are arranging for the purchase of
a new line of railway running,
southeasterly from Moscow.
At a hotel in Sonoma, Col., on
the 13th, ono Wm. Hurd, who wag
drunk, said to Wui. Hudson, his
friend, also drunk, with whom he
hnd never quarreled: "I wish you
would cut my throat or my head
oil." Hudson replied: "All right;
I can do it for you in a few min
utes." Soon after Hudson bor-'
rowed a knife, returned where'
Hurd was eittiug, and inflicted a
severe wound in his neck, onusinir
aluiOBt death. Hudson was ar
rested for thus accommodating his
fricud. , .
lion, JBrrxasox Da via has been
elected President of the South Car-
olina Life Insurance Company, lot '
cated at Memphis, Tenn., with a :
salary of $15,000 per annum. "' ' -
Brown university has Just tad i
a rofeesorehip endowed - With
$40,000 by Rowland Ilazzard. -
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