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Vol. V.
Vicksbursr, Mississippi, Saturday Moralise, January 21). 1870.
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' TiiKiu is one proposition in
Senator Fowler's late speech, that
all will agree to. Ho informed
his hcarors that "the Republican
party had lost Tennessee fljnply
and purely because there was not
wisdom and virtue enough iu the
Republican rauks in the Mate to
bold the power,"' and that all the
military power in the world
would never make Tennessee a
Republican Slate again ! This is
the substance of the Senator's
revelation, and whether the Sen
ale believed it or not, it is true
nevertheless.
If ;!io i:cw liip of the Interna
tional line ever crosi the ocean iu
six day's, making from port to port,
it will be nothing more than was
expected of steamships loiig ago.
Twenty-live miles an hour is no
great rate of t-pccU iu thcae days of
apid trawl.
3
A Lckd Bute has been "winning
the aU'tctions" of yoimj ludies iu
Boston. There is no Lord Bute in
tho British or any oilier peerage;
but that don'i make' any dilfereiice
to the young ladies, it would seem.
TLcy will love their ideal of a
'lord" if he come along even i
they know the lordship part to be
bogus.
A great want In this section is
iucrof scd mail facilities.
The settlement of tho interior is
greatly retarded becauso of this
disadvantage. There is hardly a
city of our sizo that has not better
means of communication with in
terior localities. Mails aro received
at this poiut cither very late or not
at all.
In the interior tho trnsportation
of mails seems to bo more a matter
of favor than duty. It is earnestly
hoped this trouhlo may be reme
died. Tho Cincinnati Equircr. of the
Tth, says that Carloita I'atti has
nearly recovered her usual health
and voice, and tho Fatti concerts
will bo given iu the courso of next
wect.
We learn that a negro brakes
man on tho V. & M. R. R., was
killed yesterday by falling from
the freight train goiug East. We
aid not ieira nis name.
Tbi public landi in Mississippi
amount to 4,723,517 acres, .
bat I. L.r-IT W.rtS).
0f all the reconstructed Slates
Mississippi is probably the most
loyal. That is if Radicalism is
loyalty, and it ! pears that it is
vg(mie(i. Tak abollt condi.
1S70. i l'ons precedent to admission.
" there is no condijions. so para
, mount as indubitable evidence of
Radical proclivities in politics.
It is the genuine "open se same"
which will if anything can, bunt
wide oj:ir the great portal by which
entraucc is had to the sisterhood
of States. Mississippi is fore
most iu this list. There can l e
no doubting her position. S.ie is
to Radical expectation and ad
mirers, like Cie.ar's wife, "above
reproach." She ha3 immortalized
herself. She stands to-day the
peer of them all. She is fu!!y
habilitated. She is in full ar
mour. There if. or should be
no question at which querulous
Congressmen can cavil or com
plain in her conduct. If she has
not "tro.i the mirk' it is
more than ustk. for nny other
State to attempt it ILcro is no
expressed, tacit, or implied dc
mnnd of the dominant party to
which she has not strictly adhered
She has not fulteicd lii .the pulh
which has been marked out for
her. But with unfaltering stcs
she lias marched bravely forward.
She has searched dilL'cr.t'v the
written mandates cf her masters
she has tortured language into
every conceivable shape : she has
burrowed beneath the surface,
that she mil.t arrive at tl.e in-
ti-ntiun of the iztvi'.t and ail pow
erftil Jnilcr, ft Radical (.u imc s ;
and in every ins'.antv sh 1ms en
dcavoied to !"'v. The 11th and
15th amendment'' v.iie ratili.'il
annus: m;iiui onji ci;h.i r.e
in:: r.iNo''. N't nn'.iMh.'.i w'.t!
ratift lii;,' iu e?fh Hon -c sepaiate
iv, a ioiK'iirii.iit resolution was
1'icpaied and it passed without ef
fort. In fact, if it had been
thought necessary these amend
meiits could have been ratiih'd eve
ry fifteen minutes of the day and
night.for the next six mouths, a.id
possibly much lunger. Can there
be doubt that Mississippi is loy.i! ?
Radicalism and loyalty iiie.syiion
ymous terms in the national coun
cils of the day. Mississippi ts
tablished her loyalty in the recent
election by polih'.g a Radical ma
jurity of nearly forty thousand
Almost her entire Ligisia
tiue is Radical, nr.d a hirgi
proportion of it i negro and
carpet badger. This Legislature
proved itself thu willing instrument
ol the dominant partv. It wciuhcd
and measured every act upon Had
ical .scales. The cod of the State
fraternal feeling and internal qi.iej
were questions which never once
disturbed the e(iu:iiiiiiiitv of the
Solons lately nssseuib'ed in Jack
sou. The great.lever whicii scein
cd to be constantly lifting aiijl
swaying this body seemed to be
''Will Gen. Grant and Congress
be satisfied with this act or this
move?-' At tho Mii'h'ct hitir.:r
tion that such action would not
prove satisfactory, like a fright
cued wolf surprised devi.urin
his prey, they fled leaving the
carcass behind. Congress cannot
dare not complain. There is notil
lug to wlnclillie Uuileis.liiiiiMiaius
and Boutwells can object.
Then the election of I'uwid
Slate Senators wa n:ioiher hri!
milt act. J Ins L.:'J1.-1 ,!Uic led 1 I!
in its sclcctii.it of United Slate
Senators, with a Radical reclaimed
Rebel General. Ho was followed
by a full fledged Yankee Gcncni
lull clothed in the harnc." of hi
profession. Pos-ihly nn inhahi
taut of the State and possibly not
At all events he is a Yai.kee (ic:i
ral and a Radical. Can a Radiea
Congress object? Beyond pcraJ
venture it cannot, lis was sue
cccdcd by a negro. A Radical nc
gro. A Radical carpet-bag negro.
What a happy combination. The
lion and the lamb lying dow
together, and a little child
to lead them. A Rebel
Yankee General an d a negro a
yoked neck and neck In tho same
Senalorkl gear. What phihin
turopy. tvery clement, race.
phase, interest, purpose, and sec
tion, represented. MIssissipp
should stand a head and shoulders
above any of her sister States in
the good opinion of a Radical Con
gross. Shell Radical to the core,
and she bat taken the lead in re
ipecting the claimi and rights of
that race for which the humanita
rians of the North hare so zealous
ly labored, mid for which they have
uTiliceil so much of treasure and
of blood.
If liailicilism Is any rccoinmcn-
uiiou Mi-siseh'pl should certalnlr
be the ben recommended time in
the Union.
FD1TOICIAL BtltVITICS.
Sixty-two thousaud registered
voters fctnyed away from the polls
at the recent election in Ohio.
The (Juii.cy (III.) Whhf says:
It tuok our convention a week to
sol tie tl.e question vf oaths, and
only half a day to decide upon that
of prayers."
(.'ulilorniaus are talking of run
ning General John F. Miller, ol
an l'l-nui-isco, fur Governor at the
next e!e tion.
The Detroit Tribune says: "It Is
reported that Bennett i negotiating
lor the sale of the Herald to tl.e
Tammany Copperheads, they to
patronie imu wi.ue living, ami
take the establishment when be
es.
The LegisUtitres ot the follow
ing named States are now In ses
iu:i : Maine, Vermont. Massachu
setts, New York. Pennsylvania,
()hi. Minnesota, Missouri, New
Jersey, Tennessee, Kentucky, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
and Louisiana lo.
The Montgomery, Abi, Mall In-
qiuii s : "jinn u.e civil war debt,
siiihicd ull over, as it is, with lVu-
ieidal gore, bo repudiated and hid-
len torcver from the sight of the
nation, Willi ail ol its pnt guilt and
present oppressive burdens hliiicd
is soon as possible in oblivion, or
I lie people end it, as it were,
or suit r others to ilo it, Into a
luouununt ci ihrir hiiime and
iiiin, by consenting to its helm es-tabli-ued
n- r. perpeaial debt?"
in his tiu-s-rii! 10 t..e J.f"'i-i.'i-
inte, tioveriit : Ki i d ol rloi hla
r jorti tl.e wte on the pio;i .:d
ees-ion oi ti c wtHtrti portiou ol
the Siate loAiabamu, and onietlv
in iil.s that he presume nu very
.:'.ii-Ider;.bln porliyll ot ihe-Siale,
or i.l.cir re; l e-ciit.itivcs, seriously
eifcrnin tho idea of ceding one-
n (: i. of their territory mid popula
tion, end tin' liiicst harbor on tl.e
unit, to the jurisdiction of auothci
tate, almost without considera
tion.
It is earnestly lo be hoped that
miung the earliest aets cf li e uew
Mate uilmisisliaw.'U wi.l be the
iccoiistruction" of the courts.
The whole judiciary system of the
Sate is and lorsomet'iiio has been
virtually ileui ,uuil eveu wcise tiiim
ilei.d. where il was eontrollod by
partisun judges and ollb ers who
leoi.ed upon their ofllcs simply a
a Kie.iiM of money getting.
The subject of Mormoiiism is
attracting universal attention.
The New York Herald has lately
been devoting considerable space
to the subject in the wr.v of Mor
mon correspondence.
This systcin of faith will, we
think, ultimately be a source ol
areulnuititliMii. ami may rc-uit in
regions ii.toieiaiici?, as unolher
peculiarity ill our poiiixai system
. . i
esulted iu political intolorance.
rut: text or tiik do
.UI.M.O TllL.l l V .
Aithotigh the text of the treaty
crituiot now oe puonciy niauc
;nowu there is no doubt that it
contains llie wiiowtiij proposi
tions, namely :
First The United States stiii
ulate to pay tho sum of l,."it).OW.
econu I his money is to be
devoted to the liquidation of all
the obligations of the Republic of
t. Domingo, including the re
demption ol its currem-v, which is
represented to Leo: comparatively
small amount.
Third In case the obligations
to be assumed by the United States
shall exceed the before mentioned
sura of 81,jO0,000 the public lands
of St. Domingo aro pledged for
the security of the excess.
Fourth Tho liquidation of the
obligation ii to be entrusted to
commissioners, one to be appoint
cd by e.ich of the contracting par-
tics.
Fifth In consideration of the
discharges of these obligations St.
Domingo cedes to the United
States nil forts, tiocks, custom
houses aud all other public build
ings, arsenals, tc., and complete
jurisdiction over the territory.
Sixth St. Domingo to be an
nexed or acquired as a Territory,
and not as a State, and subject to
the legislation of Congress, in the
same manner as tho Territories of
tho United States.
Seventh The treaty to be valid
to ail intents and purposes when
ratified by the Senate of the United
States and confirmed by the rote of
a majority of the citizens of St
jjommgo.
Aliicbt Johssok, oue of the
colored Representatives to the Leg
islature from tils county, requests
us to notice the fact that tho police
and other colored persons are en
gaged in enticing laborers away
from employers, who -are passing
through our city with hands whom
they havo been at trouble and ex
pense to procure, aud are taking lo
their plantations for employment
For Instance, the firm of Mar
shall J. Smith & Co , of &cw Or
leans, wero near suffering by this
unjust practlco of some of the
colored ones of our city. They had
been to Virginia tend procured
hands and were taking them lo
heir plantation ou Deer Creek.
Negroes here used every means to
indues laborers to lcavo by stories
that t they would be sold and ill
treated, iic. We arc glad to sec that
Mr. Johnson strongly condemns
such doing', and so do we, aud hope
lo hear iiojnoro of it.
1 1 E.11S UF MEWM.
Fiancais Vincent Raspail who
was recently killed in n political
disturbance in Paris, was a leader
of the people's faction, a Deputy
in the Chambers and a friond of
Rochefort. Ilo was a very ablo
and remarkable man, of brilliant
gcuius and a clear comprehensive
mind.
There has occurred a destruct
ive tornado on tho Nashvillo rail
road, whereby Cave City and
Prewiit's Knob were destroyed, a
number of porsous killed and
wounded and live hundred peo
ple made homeless. The follow
ing Is the report to the Associa
ted Press :
Cave Cm, January 17. A
storm passed through hero about
I o clock this morning, totally de
molishing about fifty houses in
Cave City and vicinity, among
which are the .Masonic Loelgo and
hiirch.
THE Ivll.LXD.
Among tho killed are Geo. W.
Poyntcr, wife and child ; Mrs. I).
Sterrell, A. S. Davidson, John
McCownu and child, the two
Vaughnns and Miss Fitz.
l'llEWITTS KS0U,
a little 1)1 aeo two miles west of
here, was completely destroyed, the
old iiivcrn house being the only
house left stiinlui!?. Joan 11 c-
Cowan and his eldest daughter
wcro killed. Mrs. Mctowan was
badly injured, Mr. Files and child
also at that place were killed and
several persons hadlrinjured. Mr.
Downer's stablo at tho samo place
wns destroyed, and a large number
of lino horses and mules were
killed. Downer & Williams' nur
sery and orchard was totally ilo-
strayed.
Dr. .1. w iDson, u muos west oi
l'rcw ill's Knob, was badly woun-
ilcil, and his wife is supposed to be
badly wounded. These arc all of
e most 8. nous casual tics wiilcn
oceurcd beloro reaching here.
Henry Brown, who resides one
mile west ol misplace, will prou
ably die.
ji ktai.lt wounded.
Miss M. Diane, Miss Neville,
J. 11. Foster, J. II. Brown, D. Mc
Kenuie and wife, Dr. J. S. Wilson
and wife, John d wards, and W.
fairish.
SLI.1I1TI.Y WOUNDED
A. L. Maliory and nephew ; Prof
Williams, wile, and two children ;
Uoht. Jolly, wile, und child; Miss
Jennie Funis; M. Herman, wife,
and diuiiihii-r; Miss Moss Lively;
iwo of hi- T. Killer's childrcu ; two
ol J. 11. Foster's children.
THE STORM
came from tho southwest, going
northeast, tearing down trees and
everything in its course. Houses
wore" blown iu every direction aod
stock killed. Tho citizens have
been on hand since four o'clock this
morning, rendering aid and assis
tance to the ntUlctod. The raiu
was pouring down at the lime iu
torrents. Woman and childrcu
wcro scattered around their desola
ted homes in their night-clothes,
chilled through with the cold ami
rain.
INCIDENTS
G. W. Poyntcr was found some
threo hundred yards from where
his house stood, undressed.
Davidson was found in a pond,
about one hundred yards from his
house.
A house fell on Mrs. Stcrrel. She
had a two weeks old baby In her
arms when found. The baby was
not hurt.
Two men slept upstairs in David
son's house. They were not hurt
much.
HOMELESS
About sixty families were ren
dered homeless and need aid aud
assistance very badly.
Freemasonry ik England. The
Earl of Lctland, who for over twen
ty years lias occupied tho position
of Grand Master In England, has
resigned on account of infirm
health, and the Earl DcGray and
llisson, olioeon as bis successor.
The Prince of Wales, and heir ap
parent to tbe English crown, was
recently admitted as a member of
tue uranci lxxige or &ngiana.
' A MvoLCTios so far successful
has boon carried ont In the Mexi
can State of San Luis PotosL
CLir-FUSI.
Editors ought to be able to live
very cheap -they get "bored'' for
nothing. i
Wo don't know bow that mar
be with others but it costs us a
fumlot "chin music."
An editor compliments a broth
or editor thus : ''Mr. Brown is a
clever thinker, a ready and vigor
ous writer, and a first- rate clever
fellow to boot.''
"Mama!" said a precocious lit
tle boy who, against bis will, was
made to rock tuo cradle of his
baby brother, "If the Lord has
any moro babies to give away,
elon't you take 'em."
No don't you do it.
An editor never leaves any
money at home for fear of fire,
and never carries any with him
for fear of robbers, nor deposits
any in bank for fear of speculating
bank olllcers. He never has any
so far fts we know.
Women 4'.iapsii.r Bad
TclcgrapU Uporitt.ra
Tho Enquirer's radical remedy for
tne striking ol telegraph operators,
by driving out the males aud coax
ing iu the .females, would not an
swer iu the loirg run. The work of
tho telegraph operator resembles
iu many respects, that of a compos
itor. Some telegraphing and some
composing may be done by iemalcs.
But when il comes to the sharp,
hard work all iilicht, in telegraph
offices and the composing room ol
daily newspapers, the qualities de
manded are those of men of extra.
ordinary tenacity of purpose and
physical endurance, tven the bar
dlest men are overtasked in these
most exacting laborcs. ' We tiled
lalihfully tho experiment of em
ploying female compositor. Half
a dozen good girls were taught to
set typo iu this olncc, and they
learned to do tolerably . well ; but
when il came to the alter midnight
matches against time, when the
best nerve, and brain, aud muscle,
were in demand ; and when in the
sloady stiuiu of all hands to Im
prove each minute to the utmost,
ihn compositors' room grows so
still thnt nothing U heard but the
low click of tho type in theso crit
ical hours (he ' girls won't do.
They may do well in the book bus
iness and on weekly newspapers,
but they have not iho stamina for
the ni;ht work on a fast daily
newspaper. They may do very
well in many telegraph cilices iu
quiet villages, and lor day service,
but iu the great offices. of tho cities
where minutes are precious and
accuracy essential, and where the
work demanding; the most absolute
attention goes on all night, the girls
havo not the strength to meet the
dotnand. This is tho umlorui ex
pcrienca of publishers. It docs not
take a great deal of muscle to pick
up typo or touch the key of a tele
graph instrument, out mere aro no
occupations thai tasa me oest ener
gies more Intensely than those ol
lypc-settiug and telegraphing
Ouu County Roads. The condi
tion of our County roads demands
the attention of the Board of Po
lice. Since the war tho roads have
been kept hi a barely passable con
dition. If road overseers managed
to work the sections just sufficient
for travel, it was considered they
had performed their duty.
Iu consequence, tho condition of
our highways of travel havo grown
worso aiiTl worso uutil they aro a
shame aud disgrace to the county.
Wherever a good piece of road is
found it Is owing to tho nature of
tho soil or other circuuutauccs aud
not to tho attcutlou aud labor of
the road overseers. Bridges have
been continued in a most miserable
condition.
After a heavy storm, or a raiu of
auy length, It has been an almost
dcbatcsble question whether a per
sou should travel by wagon
or boat, when bavins; occasion to
pass aver tho quagmires, facitious
ly termed roads.
It is truo that our soil Is such
that tho roads aro not easily kept
in repair; but what of that? Lot
us expend the moro time aud labor
npou them, enough, at least, to
place aud kcop them iu respectable
order. It is as much labor to go
ten miles over such roads now as
thirty if they wcro in the order they
should be. This horrid condition
of the roads retards bringing crops
to market, prevents the markets be
ing liberally supplied, prevents
hauling wood to maiket, keeps
hack the settlement of the Interior,
mid is a bad thing all around.
It is tho business of tho Board of
Polico lb sco to this matter and at
their door lies all tho blame so far
as wo know. We hope these few
desultory remarks will do some
good, aud if we do'ut bear that they
have wo will try another doso oi
tho samo sort.
1
Wk hope that tho Secretaries of
our soveral Fire Compsnies have
filed with , the City Clerk their
sworn list of active members as
prescribed by our new fire Ordi
nance. Under tbat Ordinance tbe
election for Chief Engineer and
Assistant begins on tbe second
Monday in February. Tbe lists
are required to be banded in one
month previously.
DUI.U. I
To the Planter! j Muitiijwi, I
Louitiana and Arkantat.
' The tiudeinisrned committee, act
ing under resolutions of the Public
Improvement . Association of
Vkksbnnr, and the VieUsburz,
Chamber of Commerce, bi g leave
to submit to yonr.couslilerauon the
following. Haterucrt in support of
tho proposition to build up at
Vicksburg, a great mart for tbe
sale of cotton. :. : ; .
The present comparative inde
pendence of tho planting commu
nities we address, enables them to
eousult their interests aud to
pursue that course which shall
best promote the same, whereas,
heretofore, tncy have been compell
ed to consult their necessities, and
to pursue that course only which
these dictated. Tbey are now in a
manner free to choose, ud to co
operate in any movement which
commends itself to their good
Judgment; and they cannot .nave
failed to see that the great ohangos
wrought by the late war, and the
progress made and being made in
opening u; now channels of com
merce, aud new sources of intelli
gence, by means ol which they are
iu dailv communication with the
whole world, must necessitate ou
their part, if they would be abreast
of the times, an aujusiineuioiiueat
and habits to the new circumstances
under which they, are living;. Iu
everv direction the world is
straightening, with the. view to
shortening its lines of transit and
communication. Mountains are
tunneled, and valleys are filled,
and rivers and arms of seas are
srv.mncd witn costly structures, lo
order to that Ideal of perfection, the
"air line," and.uow, in all questions
ofcommcrce, other things being
equal, time and ditnee have come
to be the liual arbiters. The
utilltarlauism of theajre strips ev
erything of its superfluities and
demands that its wants shall be
supplied In the quickest possible
way. and at the smallest possible
cost.The world seeks what il wants
at the poiut soonest reached, aud
win-IB It cau buv the most for the
least mnncv ; and it requires no
iienuasion ; it needs only to be in
fitrmfiil.
In sccKliig your co-operauuu in
nni- iv,. rt to build un a ureal cot
'. . . .1 i
ton market ut V'icksburg, we would
call your attention first, to the foot,
thin at nrcseiil mero are, wuu urn
exception of Vickaourg, but two
places where cotton isson.no ny
exient tor export to points of con
sumption, In all of that cotton
growing region embraced withiu
tup Northern nart of Alabama, the
Wttstei-u part ol lennessce, me
Northern. Western, Southern and
middle portions of Mississippi, the
whole of Arkansas aim Louisiana,
and theKastorn portiou of Texas, to
wit : New Orleans aud Memphis.
Aud tho sections named produce
moro than ono half of the total
coi ton product of tho South, and
both ot tho two poiuts of sale
named are outside of the cotton
belt nroucr. while Vlcksbura stauds
in the very centre of the belt, be
ing the only central or converging
business poiut of iho whole, with
amnlc facilities for reaching il in
every clirecuon. auci inerciore me
soonest reached and at tho smallest
cost.
Admitting that Vlcksburg
has uo advantages on ac
count of her location, over New
Orleans and Memphis, we submit
to your good judgmout tho propo
sitiou mat your interest is pro
moted by multiplying tho number
of markets torso large a district ol
country. The opportunities for
successful combination ou the part
of buyers, agalmit your Interests,
aro thereby greatly lessened, while
vou'havo by it the healthy stimu-
leut of competing points for yonr
business, besides, there are seasons
of the year when you may safely
visit the one point when you cau-
not the other, on account of tbe
prevalence or epidemic. Again,
a local fluancial, or other disturb
lug cuse to business, may exist at
tho oue noiut while tho other may
be entirely free from It. Instances
of the kind are not rare, and if nee.
cssary could be easily named.
We hold that tho great valley, or
choice and long staple cotton grow
Imr reuion. should liaveau iWcen.
dent market, for the reason tbat
when buyers can reel au assurance
of a market where only such cotton
is sold, they will appreciate it the
more highly, and would the more
trcoly pay for tho difference, there
by securing to the owners of the
long staplo alone, and not to the
growers of inferior staplo, iii the
same list, as at other points, tbe
exclusive benefit of their superior
staple.
Long complained of abuses lrr the
older markets, which long wage
has fasteucd on them, which it
seems cannot bo ovorcome,
would bo avoided in a new
market seeking business in
tho samo region of country,
while all of the improvements of
the older markets would bo adopt
ed, and tho full benefit would be
derived from any light thrown up
on tho business from any quarter.
Vicksburg is situated upon the
Mississippi river and has tho ad
vantage of all the transportation
which that stream affords, for
bringing cotton to her, or taking it
away, either to tho shipping at the
port of New Oilcans; or to tho fac
tories of tho West and North West.
A railroad will soon be in opera
tion which will bring cotton to ber
from the western and northern por
tions of Louisiana, and ber railroad
east, is daily bringing in trains
loadod with cotton for sale or ship
ment, and carrying trains back
loaded wilb cotton seeking; tbe
outer world through the ports of
Savannah and tUameston. Within
a few weeks there will be four
competing line of railway to tbe
A! 111!
lui s,
nab, Ci s. , :
that to t!i I . - ? i i
ly an air l;. j
eosnmuiiicu'.'ti n
world art ttow '
quirement to" ; . -frreat
cotton n ,u t i ! ,. L
Banking lacili.. a l,.i.tt! I . , ;
for tba heavy tusiuets t.
in cotton so far this , i
lug with the growth of i..a :
In fact, our creates! wsat '--
stocks of cofion, the market he,
swept bare ei.ry diy by the m i., j
daily demand. .
Wo appeal to the planters of the
country to meet this want, and get
the oeneot wmcn iticv are sure to
'derive from It the present bcupflt
which is great, and the prosper live
one which is much greater, as we
shall now proceed to show.
We take the irround.aiia can suc
cessfully maintain it, that all v?t
need to make.our market as good as
tbat of any oilier market of the
country is stocks of cotton suffi
ciently large to iuduce foreign and
domestio buyers to come here in
greater tiumbcrs. And what we
mean by "as good, is,, that sellers
will realise m much net money for
their cotton here a anywhere else,
and we feel warranted in saying
more, as soon as our tinsrket
shall be well established. This
will be especially true with regard
to those wbo at present send ihelr
cotton pott Vicksburg ;cortal uly to
tbe extent ot tho cost of frewis
and insurance &o., after leaving
Vicksburg, amounting to not h -
thanhalf a cout per pound, or il
per bale, and we believe that the
superior staple of Vicksbarg- cot.
tons .will make them relutivclv
higher than cottons at other poiuts.
A knowledgo or the existence or
facilities for speedy and cheap
transportation, which we have, to
the Atlantic seaboard, and of suf
ficiently larse stocks here, will
soon give us snch competition as
will run prices up to those wuca
rule at New Orleans and Mcmphla.
A shipment of cotton from V leks-
burg to Liverpool via, Charleston
or Savannah can be made as
cheaply as from New Orleans to
Liverpool. Ana this Doing true.
why should not Ihe buyer tor lAx-
orpool give as ranch for cotton at
Vicksburg; as at aew unennsr .
The difference in freight and Insur-
auce, ordinarily, and tbe saving or
iuterosi, as between a shipment
from Charleston, aud a shipment
from New Orleans, to Liverpool,
being great enough in favor of
Charleston to pay the freight from
Vicksburg to Charleston.
As said In tbe outset or Hiie ad-
dres's,time and distance must finally
settle the question. Why a bale
or cotton tnouta be sent rrora
Vicksburg to New Orleans, thenoer
to the mouth of the Mississippi into
the Gulf of Mexico, and round the
capes of Florida, passing up the
Gulf stream to a point opposite
Charleston, at a Cost of 2 per cent,
for insurance, requiring perhaps
15 or 20 days at the inside, and go
lug a distance of not loss than lliOO
miles, when it can get to sea at
Charleston or Brunswick in 5 days
from the time of leaving Vicks
burg, going a distance of but little
over COO miles, and without insur
ance, is something which this age
of economy, in time and distance,
and money, will not long submit to.
The same bodies from which we
derive our authority to address yon
sre taking active steps to inform
the spinners of Europe and the
Uolted States of the advantages wa
claim for Vicksburg as a market in
which to buy cotton, ami we art
confident that tbe grower and spin
ner of cotton will meet face to face '
he.ro if yon shall respond to this
appeal with- the alacrity which
yoijf Interests plainly dictate.
In conclusion we dIre to make
a special appeal to Misisdpplans
In this behalf. You have long
enough been the supporters and
builders op of the fortuufkof other
cities, and of strangers. We claim
that it Is lime you should think of
your own city aud of your own
people. Common porils. and com
mon sufferings, dotnand at your
bands s brothers regard. Yon
ought not to be lndiuuieut to the
prosperity of a city whose past
record Is only one of which yon
shonld be proud ; or lo the welfare
ol a people wbo have always cheer-
tuny responded to your cans or
patriotism, of charity and of duty.
In tbe day time of prosperity now
dawning upon you, we caunot
think yon will forgot our night of
common sorrows, or that you will '
be satisfied that we who were then
brothers, shall now be strangers.
We wsnt you to help us build
up Vicksburg,lnto a great city, that
you as well as ourselves may profit
by It. Give us thb money you pay
to other cities in the trausaciion of
yonr business, and we will build
you np a great home market, and
with our earnings help topy your
taxes, build railroad, iiuiva. riv
ers, and found Institutions of learn
ing and charity.
II. S. FULKEUSQS.
J.J. Cowan., . '
Wit. McCUTCUEM.
C. A. Maklovk.
B. II. Poik.
Jonar WiLLisi
J. W.Vick.
Committees
Tn Red rivor ( Iritish Columbia)
rcbolllon continues to etclte much
attention, and the question of an
nexation to tho United fcuto as
sumes a more dcihiliu form.- The
motto now wl;h tho Uuitoi States
seems to be exten ;d not internal
Improvemeuts ; Luikand notmus
cle. .
An I.
what-
Hi' , t i
man."
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