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Vol. V.
Vicksbur?, Mississippi, Saturday Morning December 25. 18C9.
THE WEEKLY HEBALD.
8ATUBDAY, DECEMBER 25. '(Hi
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OK WAE KM CO.
ASiDUTY Or VICKSiitB'j.
J At. SI. IWOBDI, Fabllahar.
W.W. K. SFKAHS, Editor.
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, Regular advertUeaeaU mmt be paid at
t fee ezplretlea of each month. HonerecelTed
xcopt on the condition!.
Erery-othea-day adTertHemeuti charged
two-thlrd of Um rate for erer day adver-lUcmtats.
Ton line Xonpartel (54 ol an inch ipaee)
constitute! eaquare; teraa wordi comtltute
a line, and adtortiiers eaa alwayt tell the
amount te (end by calculating according to
ttla icale.
TwenlT-Be per cent, additional to dally
ratal for luertiaf aUtertUcmenU la both
Dally and Weelly.
Fifty per neat, additional for tnrertiaf
adterUtemanU or notice! In Special Notice
Column. ,
Editorial notice to adrertiietaenti twenty
e oeaU per line for each insertion.
Fifty per cent, additional lor double-col
uteaadvertUemente.
Obltuarlea and Funeral Xotloea tame aa
ten lTertljemn4.
Fifty per cent.' ait-lltlenal tor adrertlte
ent tt balolt on M or Sd page.
' Fire Companies, Churltablo and Mutual
.'enoflt Secletlci half price.
Lctteavon Uiulnex ronnootaS with thla
DOU. ibouid le aildreuod to
s. n. swords.
Vloktbnrg, Via.
Riad the babblings of a brute
the senseless jargon of a fool ; the
loathesome utterances of a political
prostitute; the foul and rotten
mouthlngsof aliarai they appear
in the following article from the
Philadelphia Bulletin :
It is stated that John C. Breckin
ridge called at the White House
yesterday, to pay bis respecta to
President Urant Fortunately 1
was not a vlstors' days, and the fol
law found the door closed in hie
face. Barefaced impudence ex
hausted itself in this performance
of the perjured Vice-President If
there were any difference's in the
shades of moral turpitude that
blackened the names of the leaders
of the rebellion, that of John C.
Breckinridge is darker than those
of Deris. Lee and all the rebel con-
dare beside. A special oath wae
resting upon bis conscience,
and a special act of disgraceful
perjury wae needed before he
could lend his aid to destroy the
Union. Bot the oath wu nothing
to him, and the crime or special per
iurr wae an easy one to him.
Higher in office than any other who
participated In the wickedness of
the rebellion, bis lau was deeper,
and bis disgrace darker and more
enduring. But the treachery ol
Andrew Johnson bears itsleglti-
mate fruits, and the honors paid by
that poor apotlate to the crimo of
treason, bare been graciously ac
ceuted ercn by Breckinridge, an
the unrepentaut traitor and rebel
walks coolly up to tbo White
House to pay his respects to honest
Ulysses b. urant, as ir no were i
gentleman and had a right to bo re
ccivcd as sucii.
A popular negro preacher In
Kentucky is losing his audiences
from tlio superstition which at
laches to him as au unlucky man
Once ho was blown up by the ex
plosion of a can of powder;
again, his church was struck by
ightning during services; and a
few days ago the lloor fell in and
killed several of tho audience
"Something wrong, sure," they
any.
THE GMAND, CLOOST1.1D rE
CtVLIAB NORTH.
The immaculate North, puro,
loyal and undefiled is blest with a
most progressive spirit Grand,
bold and startling originality
looms like a mighty scientific
planet before the wondering gaze
of tho world. The peoplo of the
South are disloyal, outside bar
barians, fit. only to be ground and
pulverized in some huge and mer
ciless reconstruction mill. And
while this elegant bit of amuse
ment is encouraged here, the
magnificent North revels in its
bold conceptions : delights in its
grand originality. A few of its
features would not be uninterest
ing to the reader. It is in that
electable locality that, that moral
ulcer Frecloveism flourishes and
blooms in such delightful luxuri
ance. It is there that three rever
end gentlemen of undoubted stand
ing in society and unbounded in
fluence, sanction, by all the forms
and ceremonies peculiar to the
church, such unholy aUianco as
that of the libertine Richardson,
with the seduced wife of McFar
land. It is there that infanticide
is discussed and commented upon
with that nonchalance which
familiarity with the observance of
the hideous custom alone can give
There it is that maniacha
women desert their domestic du
tics ; absent themselves from their
families; outrage common decen
cy by going through the country
howling and wailing because they
are not permitted to vote. There
it is that the marriage tie is al
most a nullity through the ease
with which divorces can be pro
cured. There, too, Spiritualism
finds a iiome and a habitation.
There loyalty is the great shibbo
leth glued to tho tongue of every
one. There treason and rebellion
aro made odiom, and to satisfy
the world that it is, a system of un
interrupted outrage and wrong
is kept in constant and successful
operation against a helpless and
oppressed portion of tho citizons
of the country. But with all this
startling and peculiar originality,
it has been Uie proud privilege of
District Attorney in Rockland
county, New York, to far excel it.
There was a murder committed
in that county recenuy. A man
na,i&ed Joachim Fuertcu was
killed, and an Alsatian known as
Antoiue Maurer was suspected
of having committed the mur
der. He was arrested and
lodged in prison. The testimony
was amply aufllcient to convict,
but the Prosecuting Attorney
adopted a novel and startling
mode of intensifying the testimo
ny. He seems to be oppressed
with a sublimity of original con
cention. He caused the head of
the murderd man to to be severe!
from the trunk; had it pickled
and canned, and then begun a
system of inquisitorial torture
with the prisoner. The prison
solitude of the poor conscience
lashed wretch was enlivened by
tho constant presence of this toy
ghoul. When Maurer went to
wash his hands, he found the head
staring at him from the bottom of
the wash-pail. When he sat in
the hall, outside his cell, gazing at
vacancy, a theatrical hand lifted
the blanket from the hall table ar.d
revealed the 'head. The head
glared at him in his waking mo
nicnts at dead hour of night and so
frightened and haunted the poor
wretch that it is surely no wonder
that ho was at last driven half in
sane. Then statements wander
ing, contradictory, and Improba
blewhich can hardly be called
confessions, were wrung from him.
These evidently helped to procure
his conviction and his sentence
to death. Thero is originality and
sublimity of conception for you.
He fore It aU the monstrosities of
Northern extravagance sink ut
terly demolished. Oh ! the Great :
the moral North!
In response to the assertion that
nothing can be well done in a hurry
except catching fleas, a cotcmporary
wauts to know how it is about
stopping a runaway horse ; putting
out afire ; crying stop thief; throw
ing a rope; opening an umbrolla ;
taking oar foot off from another
man's corns ; swallowing a dose of
medicine: getting out of the way
of a maa dog or bull: saving a
drowning man ; or writing para
graphs for a daily paper? How
indeed ?
An Irishman gavo birth to the
following bull'! "Jabcrs, Tommy, if
I lire till I die, and I dunno If Iwill
or no, I want toseo ould Ireland
again before I lave America."
The Irish girls of San Francisco
havegivcn Train a 8700 emerald.
THI CCTOrr nCLBEalBT
STBEET RAILROAD WHAT
HALL BE DOVE!
We often hear asa.nrsnces that
the Mississippi river wilt soon
work Its way through the point
opposite our city and by opening
a passage to boats to a point far be
low the present landing carry the
main part of ourtradeand freight
age out of its usual location and
thereby leave the upper part of the
city "out in the cold." We are uol
prepared to say how probable it is
that the apprehended "cUt-ofT will
actually occur, within any reason
able time. Some argue that a very
few years will see Us accomplish
ment, while others argue just as
strongly that it cannot occur, if at
all, for a great many years to come
and that there Is no necessity for
ui to feel uneasy about the matter.
It is said that some of our
shrewd citizons are so confident
that the cut-off will soon occur and
that the main portion of tho city
will go down below its present site
that they have invested in lots and
property In that direction calcula
ting upon a large; advance and the
gain of much; money. However
that may be, it Is certain that prop
erty lying southwardly is held at a
very high price and seems to have
an upward tendency while proper
ty in the northerly portlen of the
city does not bear the same propor
tionate increase in value.
It is also whispered, bow truth
fully we kuow not, that prominent
parties who are Interested in not
having the Vioktburg & Meridian
Railroad pass down Mulberry St,
have given the Railroad Company
substantial inducements . to forego
their Intention of running down
said street, and without waiting to
see the result of the injuction
which has been issued against them
the Company have relinquished the
further prosecution of the Mulber
ry street route, and have decided to
run their road to the river from the
machine shops, or thoroubouts,
having a depot for freight purposes
at a point on the river bank below
Reading's foundry.
We hope whatever steps are tak n
in this matter will be for the good
of both the Company and the city.
Their interest should not be oppo
all hilt l.lnntlxal
Yet it is worth while to invest!
gate tho subject, whether there is
sny present, or even future, likell
hood of transferring business so fur
away from its present centre that
the upper and eastern parts of
town will be gradually deserted
and fall into decay. There has al
ready been a strong tendoncy of
this character, and it is worth our
while, and is to the interest of the
whole city, to prevent such an un
fortunate catastrophe.
There is plenty of building room
where the cly now stands and.
perhaps, the situation is more ad
vantageons than if moved south-
wsrdly down the river. The
termination of the Yazoo rqad at
the upper part of the city will,
doubtless, have a tendency to ap
predate property there.
We hope thorough Investigation
will be given to this sublect by our
prominent citizens aud by the city
authorities, and if there is any
probability of the cut-off taking
place, that a plan will be devised
and put in operation at an early
day to avoid such a result.
If the plan suggested to prevent
the prospective cut-off, that of
opening route of water travel
through the lakes above Yicksburg
and thereby making a cut-off in
that direction, Is feasible sud likely
to accomplish the end desired, theu
tho sooner steps are taken to do it
tbo better Tor our city. We should
not wait and wait and wait until it
Is too late. Let tho matter be en
quired into at once.
THE ClUCLIT AD CHAM Ell V
lot HT.
Judge Trimble opened this Court
yostorday, and adjourned until
10 o'clock this morning, at which
time, It U proposed to eh irgc the
Grand Jury. Wo hear there are
some of tho attorneys, at this bar,
who wish the Court adjourned uu
til the 1st of March, oil tho ground,
that by that time, the Court will be
regularly organized, under tho new
Constitution. Others suggest a
special term about 1st February.
Tho fact is, that all offices In this
State will, in all probability, be de
clared vacant beforo that time. We
learn that some action will be taken
in this matter, at tho Court House
this morning, and that a full attend
ance of the bar Is desirable
STATISTICS Sr THE
CHVSJtCH.
Thi followiaug useful sad sug
gestive calculation is worthy of
close attention : The general minutes are not yet
Mr. Editor : There are proba-; ref Iot 'circulation, mit are in
1 anrh a attLim nf fnrwaran Aaa that
bly many persons who have not ' the New York Christian Advocate
taken the trouble or have not had has gathered from tbcm the most
the curiosity to calculate the rapid : 'mportaat items. We take pleasure
ir. f intent n mon.v loan. I ln cknqw!edging our indebtedness
ed.
S3,7l
4171
4.5tn
0,041
ft.540
t.103
,7!S
im
8
tm
111,811
annum; at the end of ths
1 1 ear 1 care SI .100 1 14th rear
t l.ool 15th
Si 1,331 1 leih
4th I tH lite
5i a l.BiD I lHtb
Kin 1,771 WJl
Tin 1.S4S Kh
Sill 1141 lilt
th BJ54 M
10th ,'.! fed
Uth l.MO Will
H'h a. ixs uth
Mill U 40
Thus we see that 11,000 loaned at
10 per cent interest (which is con
sidered a very moderate interest,)
by collecting annually and loaning
gain, wjll for 25 years amount to
$10811 this Interest itself being
annually over $1,000 per year and
loaning $1,000 a year for 25 years,
amounts to the enormous sum of
$109,009. Pbcdikcz.
61. E
I tf Alt M at a tarn imi AAitramnnMPtf rVir
, jn.y.. ., . ; v v a aa9ii vvumiiil'viai ivi
l loan i,uw ai w per cent per the fl!t,rei In thi ,rticle. Xtte fol,
BUtioi
raTeimK p racoon
lowing table will be found particu
larly interesting :
locreate.
'en!
c.l nreacuefa
Total ninittnrial liarce.
Lir membere la lull
waoeotloa
Lay membeia oa pro-
aliatlon ...
Total lay aietnberthlti
inner ui cauieo eui-
S
It is astonishing how easily one
can save enough to pay for a policy
in a good lusurance company If he
will deny himself a few luxuries ln
the way of cigars and liquors, or ln
other superfluities. By this saving
he can ensure the future comfort of
his wife and children, or others
who are dependant npon him for
support To negleot tils is almost
criminal. The North America
Company offer nnusnal Induce-
menta to insure, as their advertise
ment well shows.
The general agent for this State,
Major G. P. Theobald, is well
sud favorably known here and all
over our State. His upright and
manly character, wonderful energy
and business euterprise.exactnessiu
business matters and perfect relia
bility, have made him very success
ful, and won to him hosts of
friends.
The local agents, at Yicksburg,
are Mesors. Page and Theobald aud
both these gentlemen have thor
ough experience in insurance mat.
ten and enjoy the confidence of
community.
Mr. U. Denlo, the special agent
for the State; by virtue of his long
residence here and his correct aud
systematic bnelness habits
strong and useful auxiliary Jin es
tablishing the company named, and
the others for which Psge & Theo
bald are agents, Arm In popular fa
vor. The utility and desirability
of life inenrance Is beyond ques
tion and a company like the North
America with assets of Over Ave
million dollars commands the con
fidence of every body. Read their
advertisement.
Quite a large number of immi
grants have arrived here the put
few days, most of them to engage
in labor about here on farms and
levees. A large number of fami
lies from Illinois have arrived and
gone up the Yazoo by boat, Intend
ingto settle .in that neighborhood,
sending their wagons, &c, around
by road. We hope they will meet
with a cordial welcome and every
necessary assistance extended to
them. We must let them feel we
desire them here and others will
soon follow them. This is an Ira
portant matter to our welfare.
Tui members of the City Police
we observe, are being uniformed
again. The suit selected Is one ex
hibiting good taste in the selection,
The uniforms have not all reached
here yet but are coming on daily,
and we therefore anticipate that it
will not be a great while before the
entire force will be clothed in the
uniform ordered.
Tail rear..
sain
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1,111,711
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ill
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M.I47
lStlMdao. 10 SM
l.tlK.M) 4,!g
1S04S SM
abr of DaraonaKiit S ti 1S7
Value of CDucch edi-
lee t7S10U 75MS.141
aliiofuaroaie .. S.ilj SSSSU
J'oUil value of ouu.caoi
ad parionage 5l,IU,T a,144,7W
Mumlirr of Baa Oar
acaoeU . 11.703 COS
M a m bar of oAcara and
teachan I S30
umberofwholara ... U'.u.SM 84 817
The first item includes the "Mis
sionary tiishop in Liberia, and it
should be remarked that two of
the other nine are physically disa
bled, so that the episcopal labor of
the Church Is belug performed by
seven effective bishops.
The total number of Itinerant
ministers, this year. Including the
bishops, is 8839, an inorease of 349.
During tbe year oaa preacaers were
received into the several annual
conferences on trial, 82 died, 88
located. Of tbe present number
7,424 are in the effective work, 481
supernumerary, and 925 tuperaauu
atsa. T&ese figures snow an in
crease of effective, men, a de
crease of 10 supernumeraries, and
an increase of C3 in the superannu
ated list
Ths total membership, lay aud
ministerial, ia 1.313.117: a uetlu-
crease of 44,613. The number oi
deaths the last year was 13,630. of
wmcn number az were traveling
ministers. There are now 82 annual
conferences, 12 of which, besides
the old conferences, Including
Maryland and Virginia, are id what
was slave territory, and on ground
now occupied by the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, ln these
conferences there are 169,263 mem
bers, iuoluding probatlutiers.-wtokh
shows an Increase, fluting t&ThF,
of 26,623. This wiU be accepted by
the Church as a very creditable ex
hibit, when all the circumstances
are considered.
The fire German Conferences
show a steady growth, the total in
crease being 2284. Tbe smallest
increase is in the Knstern Uerman
Conference, and the largest in the
Northwest, which we suppose is
accounted for to some extent by
the-course of German emigration.
The Conference in Germany aud
Swiizerlaud shows an increase of
623, with a total membership' of
The Conference in our immediate
vicinity present some very sug
gestive figures. The Kentucky Con
ference has an iucrease of 2,158 ;
the Ohio Conferences increase,
2,268; the Indiana Conferences
lose, 4,636; and those of Illinois
show a loss of 62. , Farther West
there is a steady gain. Tbo two
Missouri Conferences advance
4.349, and Kansas and Nebraska,
2,622.
As shown in the table above,
there are in the connection 12,048
churches, which is an Increase of
356 for the year, nearly one a day.
There are only 3,968 parsonages,
which, however, ia an increase of
157 over the number formerly re
ported. In all the Methodist
churches In Cincinnati, excluding
tbe German, there is but one
parsonsge. The total value of
churches and parsonages Is $54,
'.15,297, being aa increase for the
yrof$8,I44,78.
Ellhn Burrltt represents his' Bu
reau for the Encouragement of
Emigration to the United States as
a great success.
There is a great deal of business
on the Circuit fand Chancery
dockets : There being 520 esses on
the issue docket and nearly 100 on
tbe appearance docket. The business
would probably occupy the atten
tion of the Court, Jury and Bar
for tho full term of ten weeks.
liiii i'erry, oue ot Ames ap
poiutecs. in liaukiu count', who
had a ne'io wi'c there, rau away
the other duy. He bought a lot oi
goodfroua mcrchaut there, gave
him an pfdifrcu the IVcsidcut of
tho Board, of lU-giitratlon for the
amount tho Uveruuicnt owed him
for service, as a Registrar, theu
wcut to Jackson, and sold l.i claim
to another mat:, ami left for purU
unknown, ,,-
Wnohai nof readthe ludicrous and
laughable articles of Sut Lovcu
good? The author, Captain George
W. Harris, Is seriously ill at Knox
villc.Tcnncseoe. Before the war
ho was postmaster there.
Col. Thomas Taylor, well known
In this vicinity, charged with the
murder of Capt W. H. Cleveland,
last iprlng, was put upon his trial,
In Mobile, last Tuesday morning.
A youngglrl was seized the other
day on the streets of Terre Hauto,
lud., by a man, who cut off and es
eaped with a large portion of her
hair.
Fatbib Lxsat and the Slsttws
of Mercy return their heartfelt
and cordial thanks to the public
generally for their liberal patronage
of the Catholic Fair. To the ladies
and gentlemenparticularly, who as
sisted generously In presiding at It,
to tbe donors of various handsome
articles, especially ,Mr. Ingalls, ar
tist, Captain Blake, of the Rubicon,
and Mr. J. J. Fitzpatrlck, and more
especially to Mr. and Mrs.Ankn!o
Genella, who not only donated the
hall for the purposes of the Fair,
but were unceasing in their efforts
to advance Its interests. Also to
the untiring auctioneer, Mr. Butter-
field, who so ably sustained the
cause ; and they gratefully acknowl
edge that tho success of the Fair Is
principally owing to the cordial and
harmonious co-operation of all par-
tie concerned.
The uett proceeds, including
$100 00 worth of valuable articles
not disposed of, are seven thousand
dollars.
A shrewd business transaction
was recently resorted to in Wash
ington City. On the day tho Pre
sident's messagewas submitted to
Congress, a shrewd "wire work
er" carried a wire from one tele
graph Hue to another on the roof
of tho House of Representatives,
and thus cut off communication
with New York and Europe. By
this bold and strictly Washiugto
niaa dodge, the authors of it se
cured the exclusive monopoly of
the information contained la the
message which they tent over
their own lines, and no doubt
tartrelv profited bv It in atock ex.
r
'change.
Slery Wall TaMIIaw
Bar. M. Hyaue aaattat Ckaeeat a
LacoaaotlTe.
The following story is told by
Rev. J. Hyatt Smith :
"We stopped at Syracuse, N.Y.,
for dinner. You remember the
railrood depot, centrally situated,
with Its eastern and weetern en
trances exactly alike as much so
as tbe two ends of a car. After
we had dined, the depot master
informed me that we had seventeen
minutes to spare before the de
parture of the Eastern train. This,
thought I, will give me an opport
unity to see the city and a glorious
chance for a smoke, provided a
clergyman oould be tempted into
such a piece of wasteful and
worldly amusement. I sauntered
forth, aud, after an absence of
exactly thirteen minutes, having
enjoyed a delightful and soothing
stroll, I was leisurely returning,
watch In hand, when, to my sud
den astonishment, I beheld the
train slowly ' gilding out at the
other end of tbe depot, and in
creasing its speed at every puff of
its gtgantlo locomotive.
Here indeed waa a "call" that
admitted of neither correspond
ence nor delay : thero was no time
for "taking it into consideration."
So, without conferring with flesh
and blood, I put off like a sky
rocket with a double fuse.
For a moment I thought . I
had it all my own way; I thought
I wu gaining ground, although I
knew I was losing wind., I was
encouraged In the race by sundry
beiprul rellows who kept crying
out as I passed, hgo it gaiters,''
plucky boy.'V'he ain't left, O,
no !". and other well-meaning and
benignant exhortations. , Though
41 I... . 1 I 1 1 I
iuej luteanicu, peruups, ucipiuK
me over the course, I found that
the more they shouted the less In
clined I was to run, and the more
decidedly did the locomotive make
terrible headway against me. To
give up the chaise;, to- submit to
the chagrin of being left; to lose
my party .and my passage ; to
meet with disappointment and not
to meet with frionda, all tills was
bad enough ; but the thought of
encountering, all tbe way back to
the depot, that lino of interested
individuals who with their cheer-
ingjexclamatlons had so feelingly
encouraged me on my outward
journey, this wu the bitterest pill
In this unexpected dose.
But It must be done ; so taper
off gradually I gave up the con
test and turned back to" meet' my
fate, and If I could find him
the depot mastor whose blunder
ing statements were the cause of
all my trouble. Without searcn
that individual advanced to greet
me with the bland recognition of
a fact that no one could well deny.
"Well, you got left, did you V I
replied only witn tue resentment
of a "silencing eye.,' If I looked
as I tried to look, my photograph
taken at that instant would hardly
be chosen to grace an album gal
lery of "eminent divines.
Several by-slanders seeking in
formation, asked, with a show of
confidential interest in my cue,
on what wise the thing happened t
and others, wishing "to point a
moral," advised me to be on hand
a little earllemext time. With re
turning breath, relief and words
came together, and I squarely
charged the railroad official with
all the blame. -1 apoke of his in
competency in no measured terms
recalling how that after I had
placed my party in the car he had
assured me that thero were full
seventeen minutes to spare before
the train went out ; "while here,"
said I, with a triumphant exhibi
tion of my watch, "the seventeen
minutes are even no w barely op,
and yet the train is gone out of
sight"
After no little hot shot cast back
and forth, with the usual variations
and final perorations of "you did
and you didn't,' "you're another,
etc.," I asked him whether I would
be risking another chance of be
ing left if I depended upon him to
give me the exact hour of the de
parture of the next Eastern train.
"Eastern'!" exclaimed he. "Yes,
Eastern," I replied, with a decid
edly upward and sarcastic infleo
tion. "Why," quoth be, "the
train you've justbocn chasing with
such good luck wasn t an Eastern
train, but the Western Express!"
With much and interesting con
fusion and excitement, I stammer
ed out, "then where in Joppa is
the Eastern train V "Why, there
it is, replied lie, "just setting nn
dcr way at the other end of tbo
depot ; log it, or you 11 lose Wat,
If ever I made Dexter time, I
made it then. I passed right
through tho depot like the wind.
I felt as if I was all legs. One
glance, however, al the rear door
of the last car as I was nearlng It
came near being too much for me.
I discovered the group of my lost
friends, whose forms and faces
seemed bursting with poorly sup
pressed aud ill-timed mirth. ,
As I reached safely the plat
form, the fire that opened upon me
could only be equaled for its
merciless effect by the fire ln the
rear, from which I had providen
tially fled. I heard jibes, and
jeers. I heard the hoarse laugV
terof full chested n.--n, t! a I
teriacal efforts of n;rt if'
ted. women. They t:! l I ?...
neased my chaue after t!:a wr t
train ; now fearful lest inilci i, 1
should oyertake It, and then r-
oiced at my evident lack of whak
ockeys call "bottom u my sr-ce-I
began to slacken and my chances
with the locomotive began fc
grow "small by degrees and beau-,
tifully less." They had witnessed
tbe "blowinz on" administered
the depot master, the strange pro
crastination in starting tot th
right train, until at length it had
actually started and I nad entered
upon a second "stern chacm."
Then they feared I was left asia,
ss I looked with breathless inter
est at the unequal contest of 1 ; i
versus a locomotive. They hal
witnessed my final - triumph, bat
how' gracefully I was weiuomc-L
and with what feelings I received
their peculiar congratulation : L
leave my hearers to Imng'im.
'' CLEAm.ies.
A child wu born in nicbmonl
Va, hut Saturday, with but oa
arm. . -.- . . .. ........
Forney's autograph recently sc'l .
for ten cents. . it is now rrmre pi.
ciousthan gold it's ada'u-i.
Uncle Sam has pot l"'j-ri"t ! v
ter boxes in ItiubmoM a-.l t
green natives think ti.i-yitf .. i-
Uiboiion boxes and wont g3 n.
them:,1 .Vy',t anL.. n : vi.. , L
Miss Mart Tucker la the
editor ofromwv D"w -1
looks alter (tja pibi and i u . j
i A, Jew Jersey Mtwr svs, wt -i
other amusements lull, ci i, r vi I
througTi a straw is yary g i .J, . '
New Jersey sceiTs at tw, , , 9
by profesaioK to have six t , i
Sous of that fraternity wlm L..r
Dorars.:.iU'jr ,-.!: ,1 i j ',; ;i
om,saltraglrl'lo herswciU
heart, 'yoa hav been paying your
distresses to ims long enopjh, 1
is time you mate kuowo ytur er
tenuous, so u not, to nacu me ia
expense any longer.' , '
Woonsecket, B. I, has a towi
ordinance fining any person' I-J
who snail-stand npon soy. fsroU
walk, sidewalk, doorstep, or any
doorway, to the niudrauce and co-' -
struction of passers-by.
. tbe Choctaw Legislature 1 '
passed a resolution proiesiin" v
the name of tbe people agni- f
schema for investiug tbe a
moneys of the Choctaw natio
those of the Chorokees, in ra X
enterprise.
A veteran" got married in 1
York the other' day, and s .
friends get htm, CiuOu ether i
sents, an artificial leg; " i ,' ;
A Kentuckr editor has had his halt
pulled out by a dry goods clerk for
publishing an article on good man
ners, it is but just to say that ton
clerk lost his shirt in the affray.
South Leavenworth.' Kansas.
claims a natural curiosity In the
shaps of a child of negro parenta
oorn witn ootn bands white, four
front teeth, and hair two lnche
long.
When a baby is bora in the Onef
da Community, the news is sent by
telegraph to the Walllngford Com
muiui7 anu congratulation are ex
changed by the two . communities.
The editor of the New York Ad
vertiser, had a valuabls gold watoa.
stolen a few days sgo. lie haa re
ceived a note from the th!f, t?l!'?5
him where he could obtain tm
missing property, and expressing
regret for robbing aa "editor." -
Qua of Hit) Fernando Pa exiietv
in a recent lecture at iTaw York,
describing the resources of the Is
land, says: There is iu the inland,
but one plant upon which the eat
tie roe a, ana. sucaase to sar. Insttmti
of fattening.., it reduces , tksia la
flesh.. , A bad place for beef steak-
Not a little excitement has been
caused In Cincinnati by a wedding
wuiuu uaa t&Ken pi ace clandestinely,
after the lady had beea locked up
by her father several times to hasp
her from meeting the. gentleman,
and after three partial but unsuc
cessful elopements. i
Two Japanese studonts, in search,
of naval knowledge have arrived ia
this country, and will soon make
application for admission to the
academy of Annapolis. An act of
Congress extends to them th
courtesy of cadetsbtp, provided it
shall cost the United State
nothing. ,
A gentleman being asked by a
clergyman why be aid not attend
evening prayer meetings, said ha
could not leave tho children.
"Why, have you no sorvautsP'
" Yes," he replied, " We have two
servants, who keep tho house and
board us. Wo are allowed a few
privileges." - -
A white woman in Louisiana
has been initiated as prlt stess of
tho Voudoo order. , The ceremo
ny consisted of an incantation, ia
which the novitiate danced, clai
in a single white garment, within a
charmed circle of beef bones and
skeletons, toads' feet, and spiders,
with camphor and . kerosene oil
sprinkled about. .
") -A
trade in young girls has late
ly been discovered in C "'aa s'.:a
llar.to that long exist in II 'i
gary. Organized bnu U of r i
have been engaged ln tl.a t '
their business being to w"' r
aronnd the country, and nficr f -ting
possession of tvl ' j
ryher and then lecd L r c -1
Turkey or Egypt

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