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Vicksburz, Mississippi, Saturday Elornl&sr, January 2. 107
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Thanks to Hon. .1. A. (iailleld,
for the report of the Secretary of
the Smithsonian Institute (or lM(iS.
Thamk to II. MeLuin. Chief , Wc l,avc 10 contend gainst these
Clerk of the Agricultural Hiireau, , rious obstacles of great scarcity
for the Monthly Agricultural He- j ol- buHiiicss houses and dwellings,
poit. , , ' Against high rents and extortion
luMioRAKTS. A place for the re
ception and care of those who arc
seeking our town and vicinity in
quest of home, and employment
ha. been seriously needed, and we
are glad to .ce a. by copy of the
order published below, that provis
ion ha. been made for them, aud
now they can have where to lay
their head, upon the payment,
present or future, of 50 cents
per dy. Betide, this, the city
will employ a. many of them
a. they can find work for and thus
enable them to pay for their tubsi.t
nee. We hope the establishment
which employ, for this purpose,
will be conducted under well
regulated rules and everything
condu.ive to the welfare and mor
al, of the .tranger., and the inter
est Of the community, will be care
fully looked to.
We cordially endorse every
movement looking Io the encour
agement of the couilug here of white
populMion. Here follows the or
order .poken of:
City ok Vicesui'ro.
At the Mayor'. Office, f
Allen MacDonell, Esq., or Dr. J.
H. D. Bowmar, i hereby author
ized to .end to the premise, and
buildings known a. the Marine
Hospital, any laborer, who are In
search of employment, and in the
meantime without means of sup
port, for which they (the laborers)
are to pay fifty cent, per day out of
iiicir lir.t wages, either to the city
of Vicksburg or to their employers,
who may advance the same' for
them. Thii includes' mechanics,
artisans, etc.
Signed this 11th day of January,
Haiiky Moss. This inevitable
Ligh-tooting cooler is ln town. As
he Is now running a machine iu
Yazoo City, known as the Mississip
pi Democrat, wo suppose ho li af
ter ad's. Our merchants could not
ventilate themselves In a better paj
per thau the Democrat.
The Water Valley Eaglo changes
Its name to "the Yallouiau."
YitKsaraa ai.iv s.
The recent meeting of the
izena, and their organization into
regular working association
should gladden the heart of every
one who feels an interest in this
city, or this locality. The good
that with the right management
and action, may result to us as a
community, and indirectly to the
State, is not easily comprehended,
because no one cau say how large
a stream may flow from the appa
rently insignificant fountains that
are now set agoing. This has
even been, to all Intents ami pur
poses a dead community. Talk has
beeu the ruling mania, and mauy
a noble scheme has been born in
verbiage to die iu action.
But a new spirit seems now
to possess our people, and we
hope, we t'liiii't'ii hope, that
these "matters of great pith mid
moment'1 which ate inaugurated
shall via "the name of actiou.'
As blood must flow to win bat
tles, so miiHt money to accomplish
great enterprises
We think there arc more hors
es to our car of progress, and
hereafter may it not le said we
are a ''one horse team." That
expression seems, perhaps, a very
iusiguificant one, but it means a
town without bold, public spirited,
enterprising men. It means nig
grrdncss, lazyness and latigour. It
uicunn shifllcssncss and iriililfer
ence. It means penny wise and
pound foolish." It means lum
fo vibe.
We trust that '("'day hns past,
and Jhat the era of action exults
over the dark age of talk.
Let tin! work progress in action.
Let anything and everything that
suggests itself as benellcinl to our
city be brought upon the lapis:
but let those matters whose ex
igfiicy U so well apparent have
precedence always and let in
lic-nd our incau and energies to
llieir nccoiiiplhhuii'iil. Let the
! committees.
. . .
comuiiuces. in wuose liaml are
entrusted these vital inti-re-t. lie
men of solid worth, of workinu
, .
iiiilit.v. of brains, and men oi sub-
stantiul, tangible, pecuniary inter
H4, lint not miser-, or skii;tlint:..
or wooden lietuls, i r u, ..
Our population has trebled since
'li'i. I'p to thai time we eotlld not
ci nut iij on hit. re than six thou
sand inhabitants: to. day there
are near eighteen thousand. And
this has beeu accomplished in
spile of great discouragements.
ate prices for board. Against
unorganized nntl selfish govern
ment. Against monopolies and
illiberality. Yet in spile of all
population has poured in upon us,
our wealth has increased, our
commercial importance become
extraordinarily enhanced, and
everything indicates that if eeare
only true to ourselves and duty
aud boldly and loudly and wisely
carry out the great responsibili
ties devolving upon us, we shall
oon be bravely floating upon the
broad bosom of the sea of pros
perity and fortune.
At the citizens meeting the other
night the proposition to have the
State Capital removed to Vicks
burg met au enthusiastic recep
tion, which showed how earnestly
our people were willing to icorA
for this thing. And the able res
olutions looking tq this object,
introduced by Major McCaidle,
met with a hearty endorsement
from every gentleman present.
This is the right step In the
right direction. It is natural
to suppose that the agitation
of this subject the capital remov
al, will awaken much opposition
and many jealousies; but we
must deal with all points squarely
and push the affair ahead at some
sacrifice if necessary. Other
points will put in their claims and
offer great inducements, 'perhaps,
to obtain the boon. But the pre
eminent merits and advantages of
Vicksburg ate too apparent not
to be seen at once, if not candidly
acknowledged- ln a matter of
this importance, we say, do not
even pause to count the cost, but
push it through.
Thcro is n time when hesitation
is defeat and prudence, even, not
a virtue.
The resolution of Harper P.
Hunt. Esq , to secure the aid of
Congress io the erection here of
a large, handsome and commodi
ons stone building for a Custom
house. Post OlBie and L'nitcd
States Court room, is another
worthy matter. The Government
owes u? this aud Vicksburg is the
place, for such necessarv struct
ure. We hear it said, "0. its all
talk.. Vicksburg can talk well,
but when it comes to duimj any
thing she isn't there." People
arc right in so saying, for thus it
km lieen with Vicksburg.
But nuvt, Kovr. let us stnko a
new trail that shall lead us to the
owed or our wisues. no is
it that does, In the t'
uce ot
the progressive ana suet
spirit of this era. assert that our
Yazto Valley and Canton Rail-
road, and our New Orleans Hoa 1,
and the Texas Koad, and the Lit
tle Rock Road, will not be built I
to Vicksburg ?
It is every good citi.en's busi
ness to enlist himself in these
matters under the broad and glo
rious banner of progress, and help
drag on the musty old car out of
the mud.
spi;t H Ol' til.. WIRT ABVUS,
at ia
F(i.Low-(.'iTizKK : Keturuiug you
my tiiuiiks lor the honor coulerrcd
by my eleciion to preside over your
deliberations, I accept the duties
imposed with a pledge of uiy earn
est endeavors 10 promote your
views, aud render what aaitatice
I fim towards the accomplishment
of the important objects of your
These objects. I understand to
be, the prouioiiou, by intelligent
and concerted action, of (he present
welfare and future growth and
prosperity of our city. All muni
admit that it is full lime such ac
tion should be taken : and that there
ahuudiiiil work tor your kutiil.-,
both immediate aud prospective.
A in the progress ol li:e it 1
etisioinuiy tor individuals to
mark tin euuiineiieeiiieiil ol each
New Year by a calm letrorpeel of
ti c p i.'t. anil the toiitiiiiy oi
lvsolvm aud iu ptupn-cs lor
the fniure; so it is mincntly
lit thai a ct iiiii.unil v like ('til's.
ot.iiiui ioieiiieri eomiuon inieresi
and aspiraiiiuis; in wl.tr., the i.a- I ,,,., wf ollr hourlr"gJ.lpt when
ornate good becomes the , vc. - , ,.,! are .prumed by rail
mil LeiieUl, should nali.c:head-i w..iy, on.m liukcd totfclhcl
veul ol a new year, mid an impel'- I , j,,;,.,- 1(0l.io(l om. forelat10ri!
taut decade in the history ol our m,nM UaVC m.itteA for all over
city and Mule, by ti voluiiliry as-,...,,, i,,,,,-..... n-l.nn tl... frn.ii...
'-JI. ,'l .1- ,. '.' ". .,...4 I'lt.f.lV
-pliiied eitizei.f lor i lie purpose ol
coii-nliing lordlier 1'eg.ii'diug i t -
prcttiiil u cli iie unit the promotion ,
ol the Inline pro-perily of our city. !
These ate ohjccis which should he j
dear to us all.
lint. gciiiJeuieti, I think you will
agree with me that, iu the iuiiiic-
tliate past, that devotion to the :
general yood.uud concert of action .
which are so ci-cnnul to the build-1
lug up of all iuicrest'i of a great j
city, have been sadly wauling i
among lis. An exclusive devotion
to individual enterprise and per
sonal interest has to a remarkable
degree characterised our people
since the close of the war. livery
man lint been wholly absorbed iu
his own alliiira, and bus given but
furtive ami momentary glance at
the general weal.
It is true this course may have
found, heretofore, a 8.111011011 in the
ruinous losses and almost universal
impoverishment inflicted by that
disastrous conflict. But this exruse
will not avail n. iu the future. We
havo now advanced ueariy live
year, beyond that event, into a fu
ture thu. far peaceful. Our city
ha. .welled In population from
0,000 iu 1800 to something like
15,000 inhabitant, iu 1370. New
and important duties have devolved
upon each and all who claim it as
their home, and desire it. future
progress. Indeed, I may add, the
dictate, of a wise .ellisliuess alone
could we feel no more generous
prompting would enjoin upon u
flic necessity, now and henceforth,
of earnest, eucrgetic and united
effort for the advancement of our
city, ln its prosperity and wealth,
every worthv citizen would neccs -
sarily participate. In the benefit
resulting to nil, each would Incvit-
amy snare; as me nuinutcst nower,
alike with the lordly oak, divides
In the life-giving ray. of the vernal
A glance at the position and pros
pects of our city must carry
conviction that thedutic. aud labors
imposed uy ucr manliest destiny,
arc neither lew nor iigiu- a mo -
ment s reflection must satisfy the
most obtuso and skeptical, that
o. , . . T ,u ""-
OIIMC Ol JRlSBlDSll'I'l uiuui;, ui
tend it to he broad circumference
of the most productive cotton dis
tricts of the world, ol which Vicks
burg is the geographical, as well as
commercial centre, she enjoys unu
sual and magiiihcc.it advantages
Within the limits of our State no
poilll Ml eoiuparo win. i.ur 111 inc
coniuiucuiaciiiursoimer ami ran -
.. ......,..( In.- ttin ,.tr.
ducts of her soil. Like New Or-1
waii.-i.viiuiivi. .w r.w-
leans on one side and Mcmphi ou
the other, she ha? become the com
mercial capital of our State, by the
natural course of trade, and tho in
evitable force of circumstances. But
even beyond otir State limits, con
sider, if you plcaso, tho million, of
acres, unsurpassed iu fertility, and
whitened annually with the pre
clou, staple of our clime, which are
rendered tributary Io her, nert af-' cowr!ESCB.
New Orleans and Memphis. She- St. Nicholas Horn.
has already rmcJ the largest ' New York, Jaa. 7, 187a f
portion of this tw d , and eyen EwT0, , No a of ord.
Memphis may b outstepped h the 0brTilon, who has traveled
race fcr commercial greii.ueH if our ,,iro7h tlje 0uf gtat c,nhf,
people be wise. .. overlooked the extent to which the
But li Is not alone her central po. , Sumac mt u prodoced , , aU
itmniu the great co.Wiiaoneo( lie ,u h 7h tumao
South, which furu,.,e, o.,r city prodllj to t C0Dlli(,erablB extent
2,HJhi State. South of the Ohio
portals flow, the rreat river, upon riT , Mween the p0,9mM
whoe ample bosom daily flo. the ln(J theJ Ri Grtm, . , 0 where
ilclily frnlKhted Argosl" of Uter, ,, u, ,ponttlleoM ' growln mow
he sea, trauspcrtlag the number-, iStatet bordwjpif w the Gulf of
ess article, ot loreiga and dome. - Mexl co.and In uTe Stale, oa both
uc commerce The great line or!,hdr the MiMi,,lpPi. Oar
Southern railway h.eh i. to link : people hav onU quit UmMy,
be AtLwi uc and Pac.Oc ocean, by rilod tbft plaDt ' of ,Ite
bonds which neither desert nor noaacCount , If not ..utterly worth
mountain nor lrost can .ever, must ,CM. xhe 'mccrHn however, which
traverse the parallel of latitude ou , u rettcd t0 ,' ,e Vjr.
which your ciiy stand.. Already , ii ,.t. .i...r . ...m..
three lines of rai waj trom tl lesea,
TiS f- VhlnIc8tou' ,va,n,.",n '"
iJrunsw.eW. converge to tin. point ,
....eii tiuiui.reg.ew. mm a., to put forth some little effort
he present year we shall w net. ll( lhe way 0fonqtilrya. to the na
he rompietiou of another Great . ture a(ht remunerative cl.ar
runk hue, leading from J.cw ork, i lctcr of ,ho enterrriMi wlth the ln.
altiiuoreand Aorfolk by way of lcntiou of euconragiuir the In.u
thatiauooga and Meridian, and i guratlon ot thee lnauUf,cture.
passing your threshold, ou it way i,hroiiel, the Stales in aaeaiion.
to the i'ueiflc.
It Is evident, therefore, fcllow
chlzeus, from this imperfect survey
of the highly favorable ' circum
stances ot our po.ltioD, that with
you it rests to make Vicksburg, by
wise, timely, anil concerted action,
all that our hearts could desire,
socially, politically, and commer
cially. M.e may be made the com
mercial metropolis of this imperial
domain by which the i. sur
rounded : she may rapidly become
your State capital, a. well, If you
hesitate not to avail yourselves of
the opportunity which, at this mo
ment, present. Itself. This alone
would give you an Increase of from
five to ten thousand inhabitants,
aud augmeut iu a wonderful de
gree the importance and prosperity
Dill, gentlemen, I wilt not longer
detain you from the Important
business of the evening by dwell
ing upon what our city may be
come if our deliberations are fol
lowed up by wise, energetic and
persistent nciion on the part of our
citizens. With many of you, doubt
less, these busty suggestion, are al
ready familial' thought..
I.ct me, iu coucliisiou, remind
you tha wc live iu an age ol mar
velous material progress; when the
discoveries of scieiice tueedily util
ized iu the dgaulic structures .of
the iiiui hiinic and engineer, whun
the thought couctived ou one side
the broad Attautje, is instantly ut
tered on the opposite, shore, three
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indomitable energy of a French cu
gin eel' sever.- continents and salves
the problem of 11 short pjaege to
India 11111I the hast, at which Co
lumbus and other illustrious navi
gators labored for centuries iu
rain. In our own eouutry, almost
every wiek and month records the
completion of some great aud use
fill enterprise. Let us catch the
.-tride ihen, of the progress we see
01. every side, and, henceforth, ad
vance with its triumphaut column.
As we gaze upon the noble stream
which flow, past our JII1I City, let
us dra.v inspiration and Instruction
from its mute teachings ; and, re
membering that Its broad resist
less Hood is, after all, hut the off
spring of the rain drop or the
now flake, which have fallen ou
the distant tnountaiu side or far
western valley, let 119 each resolve
to contribute hi. Individual
thought ami labor, until our city
shall have attained the aize and
importance which both nature and
mau have placed within her reach.
The Masonic Grand Bodies of this
State meet in Jackson on Monday
ucxt. We advise all the delegate,
to keep their hand, on their pocket
book. the Legislature I. in un
ion. Brandon Republican.
l'ontotoe county hat voted In fa
vor of a subscription of $200,000 to
the Memphis and Selraa railroad,
to be paid within twenty ye.ra,
with interest
John Wright, proprietor of the
" Wright House," aud for more than
twenty year, a citizen of this
piace, ucparica mw uie aiier a
1 brief 'Hues, on the 28th ult. Rip.
1 '' Aavcrtiiser.
Capt. J. E. Stephens, of Uaucock
place, departed this life after
county, has conciuucit not to con
test the .eat of Mr. Nicholson,
member of the House.
The author of the tale of the
Natchez Land-Slide, wrtics :
The ninth day of January is a
memorable day iu the annals of
, Mississippi : on that day 1S08, Cou.
1 grCl(S pasgca au act lowing the
, Territory of Mississippi to send a
i)CCgalc t0 the Congress of the
United States. Ou tho anniversary
of 1 hat day, 1815, tho breeze whls
pcrcd to these hills that a great
victory had bcou gained iu the city
of New Orleans at tho going
down of the sun the day before.
Ou the anniversary of that day,
inkl HO v.flnAA t'Am-B nftrtr our Hi-bI
t dcwalc wa5 authorized to bo ad-
miUeil to Cwr(.8g. the SlatO Of
1 Mi.sissippl dissolved her connec-
... . 1 . . -
t10I1 W1. , . 1 uiifi.i Mates uv t in
act of secession.
The annual meeting or Iho stock
holders of the Raymond and Bol
ton Uuilroad is called at Raymond
on Monday, tho 17th lost.
A woman on Red Creek, in thi.
county, killed one of the largest
buck deer of the season, this week.
It weighed I'M pounds. (Handa
boro Democrat.
tue plaul , that Stal wU,u,l0
next few vcars, has influenced .ome
tow of our more 1 mblio spirited clti-
sliould the result, of their invest!
(ration, warrant them in .0 doing.
The prosecution of these investiga
tion, form, the principal object
which canted my present vitit
to this city. Since my
arrival in New York I have call
ed on several of the more prominent
Merchants wno are enraged m tue
Importation and .ale ef Sumac, and
from them 1 learn mat tne acmana
call, for all they can procure ; that
it I. .teadtly increasing, aud i. at
ready practically unlimited. The
market price for the several grade.
of Sumac range from $70 to $200
per ton
The Importer, all concur in the
opinion, that the biimae piani,
growu iu the State, bordering on
the Uulf. (.ample, of which h.ve
beeu subjected to chemical test, by
.everal of our most learned LUcm
1st,) contain, a much greater per
ccutitge of tannin and coloring
properties than I. found in the plant
grown In any of the countries from
which we receive our supplies.
They assure me that with the same
care used In Its cultivation and
mamifacturo. as characterise Its pro
due lion and manufacture abroad,
our Suuuic would rise iu value, the
choicest grades, imported from Mo
rocco oi' Algiers, and would stint
oil' Importations front Italy and
the Barbarv states, just a. soon
as our homo product should
(v. al the demand. Tlfe Importers
seem disposed to encourage the
manufacture in the Gulf States, and
to this cud several of them, have
puruhuiu.'d ptimplileU descriptive
of the mode of cultivation and man
uf.iciurc, as practiced in the
several countries, from which
we rceoivc our principal
supplies. Messrs. Wakefield, l'ratt
& Co., of Barclay street, and the
Messrs. Johnson & Sous, of 10 Cliff
street, New York, have those
pamphlets, with elaborate engrav
ings of the most approved ma
chinery used in the manufacture in
this eouutry and abroad. They
also contain a graphic descrip
tion of the various 'modes of
cultivation, time of gather
ing, manner of curing the
pluut, or its leaves, twigs, and
buds, preparatory to its manufac
ture, etc., a. practiced iu Sicily,
Southern Spain, Moscow, Tunis,
Tripoli aud Algiers. The Jour
nal or Commerce of this city, In
many of it. back numbers, during
the past two years, give, all the
detail, necessary to a general
knowledge of the cultivation and
manufacture of thi. plant into the
variou. grade, u.nal to these mar
ket.. I hope to .ce thi. new braucb of in
dustry inaugurated, at an early day,
all through the Uulf States, a. I
am fully confident it will develop,
to our people, one of their
most productive resource. It
will not only afford to the
women and children of onr
laboring class the most profitable
and appropriate employment
to which their labor can be direct
ed, but it will greatly enhance the
value of the land, which will be
need in the culture of the plant,
which will gradually embrace uch
at are comparatively u.eless for
other purpose.. J. W. M.
Olb New York paper, come to
ui too often two week. old.
Therefore, their new. i. horribly
.tale. Mr. P. M. Geul. or any of
the tubs., can't you oblige, u. down
thi. way with a little more spirit of
the age?
Holly Springs, Mississippi, com
plain, of the scarcity of dwellings.
lIiKDsCoi'MTT Lakds. At a sale,
on the premises, a few days ago, a
farm containing three hundred and
sixty-one acres, (near Palestine,)
and seven mile, from Raymond,
brought seventeen dollar, per acre
cash; a cheering evidence of im
provement. Gazette.
We would advise all our friends
to subscribo for the St. Louis Home
Journal. Tbo proprietor, havo se
cured the services of Marion liar
land, who will in future contribute
to its columns. They have put
the price within tho rcafh of all,
being only $1 00 In clubs of twenty.
Now Is the time to subscribo aud
got up clubs. -
The Tribune Almanac, for 1870
come, to us by mall, and is very
useful a. well a. ornamental.' For
the politician it is a baud book.
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BY .rjBCit 0. ... ; -Midulght
tui pant, and Ifirht. of
veteele lying at i anchor .in the
stream, were beginning 10 be ex-
tinguuheil, wlieu two men lum-ried
from ' different direction -10 the
ahor. Xhe elder of the two hail
already reached the strand, and
wa. preparing 10 make a leap, the
design of which waa not to be mi.-
Usee ; but at that ameluttnt tne
younger tclzed hi. arm, and ex
claimed: " ' '"'
Sir, I believe Ton want to drown
yooitelfH ' .
"Yon nave guessed IU : w uat u
that to you?" ' !-"
Tills wa. the an.wer .poken in
an angry tone. r
"Nothing, I know ; I would .im
ply ask you to wait a cot pie . of
minute., when, If yon like, we will
make the great journey together,
arm In arm, the best way ofdying."
With these word, the younger
extended hi. band to the elder.
whote own was not withheld. The
former contluucd In a tone of en
"So be It Arm In arm I Truly I
did not believe that a human heart
beat with mine in thi. last hour.
I will not seek to know who yon
are an honest man or a vllllan.
Come, let ns begin onr Journey to
get her." . ' ;
The elder held tne young man
back, and fixing hi. dim, half-extinguished
eye upon the counte
nance of hi. companion exclaimed :
"Hold I 1 ou Mem too young 10
end yoor life by suicide. A man
of your year ha. .till a brilliant
and alluring future within hi
grasp." . - t .. 1
-Brilliant t ' auswerea tne young
man. scornfully. "What have 1 to
hope for in the midst of a world of
wiokedncss, fal.eboodtreachery and
nniiapplne. f Ume quick : .
"You ire .till yonng. You must
have hid a very sorrowful experi
ence to make life already distaste
lu to you.
'I despise mankind.",
"Without exception?0
"Without exception!" ,
"Well, then, you have now, per
haps, found a man whom you will
not necessarily deaplse I have,
believe me, during my whole life,
lived an buiiorable man. '' ' -,
"Really this is highly Interesting
It i. a pity 1 had not eariier' niaoe
vour acatiaiiitauce.
"Leave me 10 die alone, -young
"Live ,ou. Believe me, '.time
Ileal over old wounds, and there
are meu of honor yet to be found
"Now, If you take thi. view, why
are you hurrying so fust to say
adieu lo (hit world r '
"Oh I 1 am a sickly old man, una
ble to make 'a livelihood j a man
cannot, will not longer see his ouly
child, his daughter, blighting her
jot.lh, aud laboring day and night
to surport him. No. I would be
an unfeeling father to live on thus."
"How, sir; you have a duughtcr
who does this for you ;" asked tho
young man surprised.
"And with what endurance, with
what love, dues she sacrifice herself
for me '! She work, fur me, she
goes hungry for me, and has only
the tendercst words of love a
smile for mo always."
"And you want to commit sui
cldo ? Are you mad V
"Shall I murder my daughter?
The life she is now leading I. her
certain death," answered the old
man, in a despairing voice.
"tiood, .ir, go with me to tho
nearest inn that is still open, and let
us drink a bottle of wine together.
Yon will not object to relate to me
yonr history, and, If you like, I will
let you hear mine. So much, how
ever, I will ay to you beforehand,
chase all thought, of .elf-murder
out of yonr bead. I am rich, and, if
thing, be u yon .ay. from hence
forth you and your daughter .hall
lead a pleasant life.''
The old man followed the young
er without oppotitloa. A few min
ute, later, over full glasses, tho eld
er began:
My history I. toon told. I wa.
a merchant a clerk, but alwaya nn
lucky. A. I had nothing by Inher
itance, and tne girl 1 married waa
poor, 1 wa never able to commence
bu.inet on my own account, and
remained until old rge in a depend
ent position, Finally, I wa dis
charged on account of my year,
and then began to itroggle for .ub
tistenc. My wife died of trouble,
and now my poor chUd i. wearing
her life away to gain ray support
I cannot bear to .ce her working
herself to deatn lor me ; therefore,
It i. better I go yon know all."
"Friend," exclaimed the yonng
man, "you are the most fortunate
man I ever met. It Is Insane to call
that misfortune. Nobody It easier
to be hel ped than you. To-morrow
I will make my will, and you shall
be no resistance 1 my heir. The
coming night i. my last. Before
tills, 1 must see your daughter, out
or pure curiosity. '
"But, young man, what can it be
which thus early has made yon so
unhappy f asked the old man much
"I believe it was the wealth
which my father left me. I was
the only son of the richest banker
In tho city. My father died, leav
ing me more than was good for mo.
Sinco that time I have been de
ceived and betrayed by every one
without exception. Some have
pretended friendship fur mo ou ac
count of my moucy ; others have
prctoodod to love me, again, for my
money, cud o ou. '1 have often
mingled In the garb of a simple
workman, with tho masse., and
thu. one day became acquainted
with a charming being, a young girl
to whom my whole heart soon
went ont iu love. I disclosed
neither my namo nor position. I
longed to be loved for mytell alone,
W 13 1. -ill (
ni;iii.( "
face f I 1 '
bct-n " ;-. 1 ;
weou.'.t u , ..tr- (
belong .1 ti aao.i'cr. . .
woris she t'r- I..-- - ' - u
me, and dim;'!.- 111: t.
IiCr fuiilliOon.lir-S l. . 1 , 4.
tiny. .Vainly did I m.a :
plrnouret of to-called goo 1 ,
but foiuul my lost peace of 1 i
never, never 1 I - Iheu det.-n,.
to bring my Joyless .existence :j
close ; ,
TJnfiSnnv voemr man I" a..M fK
elifer j "with my woo'.t h-.rt I pity
you- I mnst acknowledge, that I
wa. more fortunate, for 1, at leant,
was iovea oy iwo women n.yua
and daughter."., v..,;.-.-.
Will you give me youradu;es.
goodtir, that 1 may convince mv
self of the truth of your story? It
It not exactly mistrust, but I must
tee to believe. ; To-morrow I must
arrange my affairs, as I a!nm!y
told you. iou will remain iu ti e
inn to-night, and to-morrow I i ill
return. Give me your word ot
honor that you wiii not leave the
bonte until .1 come back, aud tUat
you will not, ln the meastice,
epeakt to aoybody. of what Jtm
passed between ns.
"ion have my word, uo 10 mt
dwelling, to my daughter, andyoti
Will And that 1 told yon tne honest
truth." My name Is WUheltn S .
Here I my address."
' W ith these words be iiatulM tho
young man a paper, giving the lo
cality of lhe dwelling. It lay fa a
suburb, inhabited by the poorer
clatsea, and tome distance from tho
city proper.. : , ,
"And my name 1 Carl T
laid the young mant "tnke tut
bank-uote; it will do iintil I re
turn." .V (, -. i .
"Carl rang for tho waiter, js.l '
the proprietor called, comm-sr, !.ti
the old man to his care, in tuiublo
terms, and left the house.
Hardly had the mornln bro:ni
when Carl found himself on the
way, to the suburbs, where livei
the daughter of the old msu he 1 id
become acquainted with under
such peculiar circumstances. '
It w. not without trouble that
be found the house. The young
man knocked, opened tho door, .til
Involuntarily .tepped back. What
dldhesee? " t'--: ?
The yonng girl, whoso Ik-s!-.
staucy had m ado his iifo a burden
unbearable, now stood before him.
She had grown pale, very pale;
but he knew her at the first glsacs.
It was Bertha, whom lie had once
hoped to cull bis own.
At his appearance, the voiinar
girl sprang toward blin with a cry
of joy, holding out her little hands.
The yoiuid man wared her hick,
exclaiming: 4 . . .. , .
"You did not expect to see me?"
The poor girl sank into a seat,
and covered her pale, beautiful
countenance, with her hands. -.
"A re vou Wilhelm S 's datizh
ter?" asked the young man. coldly,
alter a pause. "
1 "1 am," answered' the maiden,
timidly. i
"And who and where I. that
other to whom, as yon told me at
parting, your life beiouged V '
That other is my faiher." an
swered tho young girl, looking up
to the young man, With a glance
that spoke the tenders! love.
With, lightning quickness' the
truth dawned upon him; the scale
fell from hi eyes ; suddenly all
wa clear. Speechlessly he rushed
to Bertha, took her in hi arms,
pressed her to hi bosom. -'
"Come to yonr father," he falter-ed,-to
the mrprlHd girl. '
"My father? Oh, God I Ifoot.
Where is he? He ha been out all
night, I have watched for him la
tear the whole night through."
"Yonr father is wved ; he wia
with me," was Carl' answer. aJ ha
hurried the yonng girl out ant
through the street, to the arm. of
her father. " ' v-
A fortnight later, in the midst of
thegreatnest of splendor, the mar
riage ofthe rich yonng banker
Carl T , to Bertha S -, took
place; '"' - - " -:
- 1 i -.
A Psrmos to thi City Fatiiiu.
Dear Dad j We preeo,t the follow
ing solemn .spiratioai a the quia
teecenee of our heart profotmlest
sentiments. The expression come
from a recently arrived Germaa
friend of our, ainl wt commend to
your consideration hi. agitated
pheelink.. "Ter lsh eln tamipad
blacc in de iltcralk In der Yasa
ingtone .treet vot nicin Irani and I
vant him fix quick at vonst.' Ef
dey don fix him Hani and I fall
tome more down and hurts, our
telve .0 pad ash never vas,' and
den ve ihwar, cot lam te city bee
pie., vy dey no keep, ta tsm vallc
like oder placet? I visa doy all
wa. In
The Natchez Democrat .ays . Wa
regret to announce the death of
Col. Martia Eurke.lato of St.Lo'ilt.
Col. Burke, commanded the 1st
Missouri Regiment, . In Eowen.
Brigade of gallant Miesonrkti, 0.
S. A., .0 distinguished In the opera-
lions around Vicksburg, in li 03.
-. . .
Tho editor of tho Memphis Ava-
lancheiliouldbe scalpo.! aiui .up.
plied with some res-peeHblo brains
so tho Boston Post think
The Southern .L.uriiat ei
ment, ot lii,. ' .kn, I n
pUILL.l-i J Lv T. In. ),
Oce f t r ,-.
the P" ' ''ti ("', r
In lis hicad. A e Wi.,j 1
prc tutors abiimlu.t t

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