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VICKSBURG' WEE
HA
iiij.
71
Vol. V.
Vicksburg, Mississippi, Saturday
Morning, MARCH j.
ito.
KT .Y
V
THE WEEKLY HEEALD 1
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rruiAi. i 'Vsi. 'FwAni u :
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JAR. VI. SWORD1, PaklUaar,
Will. H. SPEAK. C4ltr-
SATURDAY, MARCII
18T0. '
Fbantz of tlie wbatdo you
call it Brandon paper, complains
bitterly about the mails. Tbe fo
mtlt come- nearer tearing our
heart to pieces. Vicksburg Her
ald. Well, why don't you stop drink
ing a day or two, until you can
get two or three dollars you can
call your own, and then go and
get married? It won't hurt you
hough it might be a heavy blow
on the whisky shops and the un
fortunate woman. Brandon Re
publican. We have often heard it said that
a drunken man imagines every oue
drunk save himself. The above
is the first positive exemplifica
tion which has ever come under
our observation.
Cait. Brown Wallis, lute of the
British army, who arrived in St.
I'aul on the ii ult.. from Fort
William, Hays the Indians through
out the region of Luke Superior
are starving to death. Fish arc
are not to be found in shallow
water, and partridge and reindeer
were never known to be so scarce.
Ho heard of several deaths from
starvation. The chief warden of
the Hudson Bay Company at Fort
William had sent a train of pro
visions to Dog Liike for the In
dians, but many must die before
relief reaches them. The coun
try is covered with five feet of '
snow, and the weather is very
cold. And yet the valiant Phil,
Sheridan takes pride in niinounc- ,
ing that he falls upon an encamp
lnent of these famished and star- j
ving creatures and slaughters :
them literally in cold blood, men, I
I WHi'i and i:h ildren. merciless! V
refusing to grant quurter. And '
boasts that he thus minders a
hundred or more of them with
the result of only two of his com
mand slightly wotuulcd. These
are murtial exploits which should
make his fame as brilliant as that
of Cu-sar.
An imitator of Traupuiauii, liv
ing iu the South of France, killed
a farmer 02 years old with a pick
axe, burled him in a grave dug iu
advance, planted a young walnut
tree over it, and sodded it, so that
t'aa disturbance of the soil might
escape notice. On discovering that
his victim's purse contained but a
franc and 40 centimes (about 37
cents), he was seizod with remorse,
delivered himself up to the police,
and made a full coufcsslou.
-
The Pittsficld aud North Adams
Railroad, In Massachusetts, is not
remarkable for speed. At a train
on it recently came to a dead halt j
a patseugor exclaimed : "Well, I
wonder what we've stopped for
now?" 'Why,'' cxplalus a fellow
traveler, "it's to take the cow
catcher off the engine and put it on
behind, to keep the cows from run
ulug over us."
We have received a copy of the
first number of the "Slur" a new
Radical paper, published at Holly
Sprints. It is edited by Tir
W. M. .
Comptou, who is known to he one
of the most talented tueu in llu
State, of which the copy of hi s pa
per before ns gives lull evidence.
We regret exceedingly to know
that he has gone over to that party
bnt we know him to be nevertheless
a warm hearted, houorablo gentle
man, and tor thooc reasons live
in anticipation of his early return
to his first political love.
.a
Emile Schoerr, the defaulting
cashier of the Bank of Zurich, has
been tried at Zurich and coudemed
to eleven years' solitary confine
ment. His peculations amounted
to $650,000.
Queen Victoria's annual allow
ance is 385,000 from the Ducby of
Lancaster, and the fee rental of a
dozen castles, palaces, &c. At she
accepted a legacy of 50,000 from
Mr. Keeld (who passed over bis
own relations to enrich her,) as she
Inherited 1,000,000 from Prince
Albert In 1861, and as she has not
spent a third of her allowance since
his death, It is estimated that Her
Majoity's cash capital, well invest
ed, Is at least 2,000,000 $10,000,-
000.
Homicide through Imprudence,"
is the Fronch definition of murder
by a Prince; It is Impossible to
imaelne what onr volatile friends
of the Empire would call, by the
am rule, a murder committed by
tae jEmperor.
"
Everybody denounces Whitte-
more for sellinz cadetships: but
how about the appointment of
Boric. Robeson. Hamilton Fish,
and Moses H. Grinned by Presi
dent Grant? New York Suu,
(Radical.)
Here comes a pertinent inquiry
from a Radical source. It might
almost be deemed an impertinent
one. But it at all events arouses
conjecture. The President of the
United States has been by the
press, for months, charged with
receiving bribes. These charges
have, not been confined to the!
opposition press, but those of his
own political complexion have
been as open and as bold in their
declaration as has marked the ac
tion of his politicul enemies. A.
T. Stewart, the New York Mer
chant Prince, headed a subscrip
tion for several thousand dollars
which went into the pocket of the
President, and within a few days
thereafter. Mr. Stewart was re-
' paid by appointment as Secretary
' of the Treasury. A Constitution
al prohibition prevented Mr.
iStewuit from accepting the np
j pointuteiit, although, at the earn
I est request of the President, an
! eil'oit was made to secure Con
' gressionai action, such as would
authorize the appointment of the
' gentleman who had paid so high
I for this position. Since that lime,
i '"gift and appointment to olllco"
have gone hand in hand. To
I such an extent has it been car
j tied, that the language of swiii-
tiling lottery schemes has been
applied to it, and it is now known
as the "Great Gift Concern."
The presents made him have been
from a cigar, ranging through
dogs, clothes, horses, carriages.
(urniture. wines, brandies to pa
latial residences : and those who
! profess to know claim that iu
every instance there Jias been a
j hii id ifi, nn). It is claimed that
tlierc is on record only one in
stance in which he was ever
known to refuse a gifhiid that
was a dog the expenses of trans
portation upon which the donor
had neglected to pay, and it is
even said of this gift that, learning
afterwards the charzea had been
paid, he sent his military ackeyJt0 ve w." t0 &r09S PM8ion an.a
Gen. Dent, to look it up and get
possession t it. It is salt the
dog was found iu the possession
of a negro who resides near the
Presidential marislon, and that
the negro refused to surrender
possession. The matter of the
"Black Friday" money panic has
never yet been clearly and satis
factorily settled. Although the
President manifested a perfect
willingness to sacrifice his broter-in-law
Corbin to appease the clam-
ors of the ruined, many of whom
had gone, through this atrocious
act, financially, in the classic lan
guage of James Fisk, "where
the woodbine twineth!" These
charges have not been made
liuhtlv of the Presideut and for
political effect, but charges and
specifications of the strongest
character were presented
They
worn milippili'd. however, and had
their day of sensation, and has
gone away before some new reve
lation of Radical fraud and duplic-
Some straime revelation nv.ist
some day be brought to the sur
face. '1 hese thiugs caunot always
be suppressed. As regards the
insinuated charge ot the Sun.
witli reference to the appoint
ment of Messrs. Boric, Robeson,
Fish and Grinnell, wo cannot say.
We do not know that any specific
charge of purchase of otlkc has
been alleged against either of these
gentlemen. They were with the
exception of Mr.Fish andMr. Grin
ncll entirely unheard of outside of
their own immediate circle, until
brought to the surface by the ap
pointment of Mr. Grant. And
the fact that ho should have
sought ought such obscure men,
and those who haved proved
themselves officially totally incora
pctent, have induced many to
think that posibly' a money
influence had beca brought
to bear. This surmise was in
dulged more in the case of Mr.
Borie, than any other, from the
fact that Mr. Borie is reputed to
be immensely wealthy, and that he
knows nothing whatever of mara-
limn (Tnir nit an wall convinced.
I indeed, was ho of this latter fact
he resigned in disgust iu a few
weeks after his appointment and
and was succeeded by Geo. l.
Robeson, less known and less com
petent for the discharge of his du
ties thin his predecessor.
With these and many other facts
of a similar character staring
them in the face we agree with
the Sun, that it seems somewhat
singular Congress should pass the
leading culprit by and spend its
energy and animosity against the
smaller fry.
The President is noted for only
one extravagance other than that
of cigars and liquors, and this is his
sumptuous dinners It is said he
has the finest dinners of any one
in Washington City. The Wash
ington City "Jcnkcos" have ex
hausted their powers of descrip
tion in fruitless cttorts to describe
these entertainments.
WO.IA'H HIKIIT.
To the howling demand of cer
tain demented women to be invest
ed with the rights of suffrage we
not only led disposed to turn a
deaf ear, but it arouses within us
a spirit almost of contempt, if we
could ever entertain such a senti
ment for woman in any stage or
condition whatever. It robs her
iu our eye ol her great attributes;
it unsexc-s her ; it divests her en
tirely of those idealistic qualities
with which men delight to invest
her: and plunges her into the
rude vortex of corruption aud
immorality. She may possibly in
rare instances iu this new sphere
lbjcc us to respect her for her ex- j
hitfUion of genius or intellect, but
is woman to exchange the yearn
ina love of true respect fur
the cold plaudits of the iab
bier Is she willing to jeopor
die true interest and affection
to win a little ephemeral fame iu
the political arena where all is
fraud aud rottenness and into
which noue can enter without de
filement? Does she know that
iu this ell'ort if it is accomplished
she strikes the death blow upon
sentiment aud the softer, purer
and more refined emotions of
the human heart and that by
her own wilful act she forces them
lust :
Woniau is the earthly di-
roau, and when she re
Pfuasjrttd i
ttd remain forarorship iifi
th&sanctuarj where pe has pjccad
her, andbegine to jostle "and
struggle with him in the grosser
pursuits of life, he soon learns
that she is totally wanting in all
those peculiarities which he once
consided worthy of his adoration.
These demands we deem to be
both unwise and reprehensible.
But there are women's rights
which we declare to be outraged
daily, and it is against these
wrongs that we would inveigh.
The earthly wants of woman are
just as great as those of man, and
the cost of their purchase Is just
the same, but custom seems to
ignore this fact. The work of
woman is never fully compensated
for.
In districts where meu receive
a stipulated sum for certain work,
women receive about one fourth
for the same. Can anylhiug be
more unjust ? Whore women
pcrionn tue &auic worn, una a
well as men, they should acceive
the saute compensation, and if
auvlhing, human , charitv should
make it obligatory to pay them
more. Rut it is not so. Equal
work we claim should command
equal pay One sound egg is
worth Just; the, same In market as
another. The" manufacture of a
shirt by a woman, should bring
her, upon the same principle, the
same reward it would a man. At
the best, the labori of women are
circumscribed. There is no en
terprise in which man cannot en
gage. , But not so with woman.
The mediums through which she
can accomplish a support, are
few indeed, and they are made to
illy repay het' through thelnjua
tice of man, whose boast and
pride it should Jbo, that he takes
no unfair advantage of her. Lot
these evils, for they are crying
ones, bo relieved.but lot "Wo-
mans Rights' go
not beyond
them-
.4.
How many members of Congess
are thore who are not a whit more
worthy than the one who hat jiiat
resigned In disgrace ? . : .
AiDISSBACEtlL, At FAIR.
The army of tho United States,
seems to have in its rauks, men
whose sole business appears to
be to bring dishonor upon what
was once regarded as an honora
ble profession. The recent war
tier uf one hundred ttnd ii.rftj
toumen and children, the mott of
tnhom free nick with umall yojc,
by Col. Baker, and a party of
United States soldiers, is of tho
most atrocious transactions of the
age. These women and children
belonged to the Piegan Indians of
Montana, and their murder la thus
descanted on by the New York
Times, a Radical journal of the
highest authority, and hence, we
imagine its statements will not be
denied by the smaller lights o(
that party. Wo quote the Times
article entire :
TUE SLALOUTER OK THE I'lEUANS.
When Custer, last year, moved
against Black Kettle and the
Chcyeunes, destroying .lie camp
of that thieving band with great
slaughter, we defended and ap
plauded tho affair, because the of
fence had beeu greater even than
the penalty. When Carr and his
cavalry made his famous raid
soon after, killing, capturing and
scattering hostile savages, we
praised it, because the gang at
tacked were a plundering, murde
rous lot, who deserved all the
chastisement that could well be
inflicted. But the slaughter of
the l'lc,'ans in Montana is a more
serious and a more shocking af
fair thnn the sacking of Black
Kettle's camp on the Washita.
We do not deny that the band
which Colonel Baker annihilated
hud been guilty of crimes, but the
wholesale massacre of men, wo
men and children seems to have
been a different affair from the
surprise of Custnr, and really an
atrocious one.
Mr. Vincent Collycr's letter of
the 22J to Mr. Brunot is dated
from the Board of Indian Com
missioners, Department of the In
terior, mid hence acquires a scmi
oitlcial and even governmental
sanction ; and that letter repre
sents the attack ou the Piegan
village in Montana, to hnve been
simply a sickenlUg slaughter. No
ottier term will properly uUfv
it ; no redeeming merit attaches to
it. A month ago,in the dead of win
ter, a great force of well armed,
well mounted troops surrounded
and surprised an Indian village,
which was at once and per force
in their power. Did the force of
the troops call for a surrender ?
Did they give any quarters 2;
Uollyer tells us taKtueyita not
and that, on the contrary, though
the savages numbered far
less than our troops, the latter
began aud continued butchery
until one hundred 'and seventy
three persons were killed,- m
What that "butchery aras may
be known from, that, acoordtnz to
General Shcrman'a report, our
only loss was one man kilted, and
one man "injured from ' falling
from bis horse," But of the In
dians 17:1 paid the forfiet of their
lives. And this is not all. Mr.
Collver tells us of thad of these
173, only fifteen were soldiers, or
men between 12 and 37 years old,
while at nuy rate, only twenty
five were between the 'outside
fighting ages of 12 and t ). Be
sides these, there were oight men
killed over 60. Take thesff alto
gether, mid we have a conceivable
resisting strength of Just thirty
three. What of the other 141? Of
these ninety were women, 111 ore
than huif over 40 rears jot age ;
and the other fifty were children
all killed in "one fell sfoop."
"Many ot the children, s.'s Mr.
Collyer, "were in their parents,
unns." und all were under 12 vcars
of age. Can we call the killing of
I i.i people. oPwhom 110 were
wtjuicu and children, anthing but
a rtickemng slaughter. .
e do not desire to zander in
to mere sentimentality inthismat
ter, but here are the horjible of
ficial facts. They are -derived
from Lieutenant W. B. Pease, an
officer of the army, and agent of
the Blackfeet, of whom, accord
ing to our remembrance, the Pie-
gans are a sub-tribe, and they are'
endorsed or attested by General
Sully, a well known Indian fighter
and negotiator in our armjk Are
not the facts sufficiently snicking
to demand an Inquiry by Con
gress? We admit that'during
the post year, the Piegaug have
committed jnasy outrages and
have rendered themselves liable
to be punished; but so longgo
as the 23d 6f December, General
Parker, the Iqdian Commissioner,
declared that "in Montana tho
danger of a serfous outbreak, it is
believed, is rjast." Tho Question
if whether a wholesale slafghter of
women and children was needed
for the vindication of our(armi;
and whether capture, as the
Case of Coster 'and Carr, would
not nave accojnpiisuea ail needed
purposes.
1
Tau line ii to fill out.
i wmm.. 1. B
Denied by Ik rnwaci f JIr
ytaL vktwinui Bara irllk
We clip, the following sccouut f
the discussion upon the admliich
oi H. It. Revels to his seat In the
United States Senate from the let
ter of the New York Sun's Wash
iugtou City corresponded :
Washikoton, Feb. 24. The Sen-
ate having taken up the question of
rcicrrmg ioiuc judiciary tonimll
tee the credentials of Mr. E?vels as
Senator from Mississippi, Mr.
Saulabury Dem., Del.) supported
the motion ou tho principle which
was entertained by his political as
sociates in the Seuate, that under
the constitution, he (Revels) was
not eligible (0 a scat In the Senate,
on the ground of a want of citizen
ship. He denied that any claim to
eligibility could be established by
tl.A f MmII I.III ,1.. ... '
theX'lvil Rights bill, or the Four
teenth Constitutional Amendment,
because the Constitution required
N1KI VIAlls' PRKVIOI. CiTIZBN
SHIP. of applicants for seats In tho Sen
ate, and the requisito nine years
since the enactniuut of the' legisla
tion relcrred to had not expired.
' lit it was claimed that Mr. Revels
wan a citizen prior to that legisla
tion. The answer to that was that
at the time ol' its delivery, the Di ed
Scott decision was the only nullum
tic exposition of the Constitution
on the point that the negro or mu
latto whs not such a cili.-n of tho
United States as was contemplated
at the time of the adoption ot the
Constitution.) The principle in
volved In this decision, he suid, had
been endorsed by all the Radical
legislation, because the Civil Rights
bill and the Fourteenth Amend
ment were bas d upon the convic
tion that at the time of the
UlIKU SC'OTT KKCISIOK
free negroes and free mulnttocs
were not clii.ens of the United
States. Mr. Saulsbiiry then went
oifclo argue that it was not compe
tent for any one State to make a
citizen of the United States. Con
sequently, if Mr. Revels had ever
voted in Ohio, of which there was
no evidence, it was in violation of
the Constitution of the United
States. In conclusion he remarked
that he had but little hope for
Till FITt BK OK HIS COINTUY
He would avert If possible this
Uireatcucd calamity, lie would
(reserve to our white posterity this
l:M tee. bequeathed bv our hon
ored and noble ancestrv, to their
l. 1 . .1 1 . ft. I F ,
wuiie ui-nceuuaiua. lie recuguizeu,
however, that bis own efforts would
uot avuil, aud therefore, in return
iug his scst, he would utter hit
solemn protest against this pro-
cecuiug, in ocnaitor a revolution
ized couutry-
Mr. Drake (Rep., Mo.) during the
remarks ol Ma Hanlsburv. said that
Itcvois was neither a nctrro nor a
'mulatto, but au ,
t OCTOROON, 4
and that he made the fact known
out of compassion for the mental
suncriugs or hit friend (Mr. Sauls
bury), upon the probability of be
ing compelled to associate in the
Senate with a jet black negro.
Mr. Howard (Rep., Mich.) be
licved the proof of Mr. Revels'
election to be conclusive ; and that
the only issue now was upon the
acceptance or rejection or Mm as a
member ou account of the color of
his kin. It was urged that he
(Revels) was of African descent,
and tucrciore liad not been a citi
zen of the United States for nine
years. It was not dented that he
was a
NATIVE ROBN INFlAnlTAlIT
of the United States, nor was it
pretended he was a slave. He (Mr,
Howard) maintained that every
person born in the United States
and not ever a slave was a citizen ;
that imtivity imparted citizenship
in all countries, lie would carry
this doctriuo so far as to assert that
eveu a blark mau born a slavo was
to be held to ho a citizcu from his
birth. Such a one had always owed
allcgiauce to the United States, and
allegiance and citizenship Were cor
relative terms. The Dred Scott
decision, in his opinion, was a par
tisan decision, the purpose of
which was to establish, by judicial
decision, for all time to come, the
legality, the rightfulness, and even
the
rtrrr or slavery,
aud it had sunk, if not into obliv
ion, then into eternal derision and
.contempt. He saw In this election
of a colored man to the seat former
ly filled by Jefl". Davis, that which
be believed would gladden tho
heart of every lover of freedom.
Mr. Williams tuep., urcaoni re
marked that Chief Justice Tauey
expressly limited the Dred Saott
decision to those with pure Afri
can blood in their veins, and whose
ancestors bad been sold as slaves ;
bnt waa thero any evidence that
the successors of Mr. Revels were
Included In this category t On the
oontrary it bad appeared iu the dis
cussion that Revels wsj a man with
larec proportion of white blood:
and it followed necessarily that
some of his successors-were not
sin vol. On tbe whole, in view 01
all tbe authorities, legal aud other
wise, Revels had alway been a citi
zen of the United Stale.
Ma. Cameron (Rep., Peno.) nar
rated tbe particulars of an inter
view between himself and
JErrUlO DAVIS JUST PRIOR TO THE
' WA,
and before tbe latter bad loft tbe
Ben Me, during which bs declared
to Davis his own oonvictlon that
i slavery would have sewed from the
..... .... v."i ) ku wouiu some 1
day, In ihe justice of God, be occu.
" Tt . V , Cameron
said he bad lived to see bis aser
tiou verified, and he now wished
t remind the Senate how much the
colored race liad served us in the
war, and be was compelled to sty
this In view of the attempt of tho
Senator from Oregon (Mr. Wll
llum) to argne that the man (Rev
els) liad more white than black
blood in bis veins. A consider.
lion of that kind was unwortbv of
any Senator, in view of the great
services of the colored soldier, and
he (Cameron) believed the tide of
war would nave gone against ns
had it not been for the two hundred
thousand negroes who came to the
rescue. Without action the Senate
adjourned.
. EDITORIAL BHETITIES.
' An Illinois woman,, who wanted
to go to a masquerade party as
Mary, queen of Scotls, looked
through the Bible to ascertain how
the character was dressed.
The Increase of convents In Bel
glum Is heglnnlug to attract atten
tion. In 1830 iHsre were 251 ; In
1S56, 9113 ; and ' in 18G4, over 1,200.
Every village hat one, aud several
towns possess from 20 to 30.
There Is a place of worship In
C'nrnicl, X. Y., on the front of whlcjt
Is Inscribed, -'The Daulcl Drew
Methodist Episcopal Church."
Daniel drew the plans for it, paid
tbe money for It, had It dedicated,
and the Carmelites believe will go
to heaven for it. ,
Prince Arthur Is said to hare
beeu followed to this couutry by a
Prussian lady who figures In socie
ty as a Marchioness, and who, to the
great consternation of the young
mau's mcutors. appeared iu Wash-,
ington immediately after his arri
val. Her Majesty the Queen hafi
given stringent orders to keep her
son away fram this lrrcpreaible fe
male, who, In the meautlme, fol
lows Arthur from place to place.
She is a haudsomo woman and full
of vivacity.
At a divorco trial, before Judge
Sample, iu Muncie, In,., last week,
the principals In suit, in relating
how lovingly they used tvive to
gether wheu first married, , become
so affected over the recolleetiou of
their lost happiness that they com
menced crying; tbe Judge followed
suit, the audience joined in, and
handkercheifs were in demand,
Sample, when they had all got
through crying, suggested to the
husband and wife the propriety of
trying to he hapily together tmce
more. After consultation, they
concluded ' to try it ' agaiu and
thus the case ended.
Dr. Andrews bas announced a
discovery of the lint Importance,
namely : that the gaseous and liq
uid state of matter are continuous.
His experiments have chiefly been
made of 00 carbonic acid, confined
in fine glass tubes, and subjected to
various pressures up to that of 110
atmospheres ; they show that from
carbouic acid as a perfect gas te
carbonic acid as a perfect liquid
the transition may be accomplished
as a continuous process, and that
the gas and liquid are only distinct
stages of a long scries of coutlnu
ous physical changes.
Little Drawkark la latmif ra
grattaa.
A Prussian carpenter for several
weeks In the employ of Mr. Hardy
Stevens, an excellent and taitniul
workman while he remained, went
off suddenly last Saturday, forget
tlutr to leave a saw and hatchet
that didn't belong to him. His name
isSchmucker, aud no enecked to
West Point
Mr-Wm. Mottley, of Crawford
villC. nas had bad lock with his
Immigrants. He is suddculy de
prived of nine who have been
working for him a lew weeks, who
took French loave last week to
parts nnknowu.
Two who staid longerithan the
balance let the "cat out of the bag"
by telling Mr. M. that their com
rades were nothing but city wharf-
rats, who came down not to work,
but to "Splurge, and tliat all such
trash conld not work longer than
the 1st of April at the fartherest,
aa then they could find employ
ment at borne and receive higher
wages lor several montns.
This is rather blirt ; but we cau
not exDeot anv enternrlse to work
smoothly at first ; and our advice
to disappointed farmers is to try
sgain, and to the Immigrant So
ciety, to stick a pin in the above
uint. Luoiumbus index. ,
The Emperor of Russia has ro
ceutly conferred upon Adeline
Pattl the medal of merit with th
title of First Songstress of the
Petersburg Court. KnbinI le th8
only artist who shares w!f Aae
Una the hon'or'of this deration.
When Pattl received It "'8 bands
of Count Adelborg, ' rlod outln
rapture: "This 1' crowning
glory of my aH a career." Ehe
will lng tJir jtar In France, tlie
next In b r own country, end v '
then retire fortter front the 1'.
Tha'fras Hrni-
Thafollowlng letter a; ;
j the Loudon Herald
"Ihe new work of tl e v 1 '
reate will be persue.I ! y tU-
of delighted readors, to 11. 1
whom, however, the f 'e 1
chief pt m. The Holv
mpaf'-s explanation, eULui , 1
rw ui ramiasr to rciiaeii
but it may be obrved t ,
the Laureate departs liuui t
legend which hat usually ten -rent
when be make tl ". ;
brail, to it a cup, Instead of a 1 t-
sln or dish:
Ttoa,HMup Ptir fro whl& t.r
Lord
Drink at UM last s4 supper tmii t . r i'
"Allow me to ouote a d ' sr: 1
of what is ttenerally r ,t.l 1 1
antiquaries as tbe 'San G rail.'
liie celebrated jNinr cr
sacro callno, preserved at t 1,
is refered to in manuscript as e y
is the seventh century. I a
bowl or tureen of dark greea .
of Roman manufacture, v c t
twenty Inches in diameter and t
Inches deep, with hexagonal b r
aud two handles, first tnouUNl n 1
then turned in the lathe ": it derives ,
Us name from ti.e iwora great or '
Srayle, a deep dish used in the rr '-!.
ie ages to contain meat T.'is
Saint Great was said to bethe !Vi
cal dish 011 which the Paschal L;
was placed at Our tjavlors Ln t
Supper, and preserved by Joi'H.
of Arlmathea. It was foiu.i
supposed to have been cut out 1 C
emerald. Houaparte ' trae-rc" i
It to Paris iu 1;00, wheu it t
brokeu' and It was then asceru ,
ed to be glass. It has been care
fully repaired, and returned ' 1
Genoa. Among t he adventure f
King Arthur's Knights of t- a
Round Table Was their search "la
quest of Sangreal.' which could
only be revealed to' knight 'I
once accomplished In earthly c'-. T
alry, ami pure aud eolKless of evil
conversation. "
Thus, for 1.200 years this sacred
vessel has been alluded to, and as
a d'uh; the Italian word catiuo
can only apply to a dish or baxiii,
dertved from toe .Lstiu, and under
stood to be a vessel on which nicnt
or flish was served up at tbe featta
among the Romans. Thus Hotaoe
used the term 'angustus catuius,'
to imply ascauty. bill of fare. Oue
of the most celebrated of Kiug
Arthur's knights waa Sir Launre
lot of the Lake, who went In search .
of the holy vessel, tiir H alter
Scott alludes to Id in In t&e intro
duction to tbe first canto to Mar
miou: 'A ilnfntnu tnd nneontJ
Mf tuiiglit 1 h ftnraal' quint -And
tluaibertof , t.w Wiefiiuttflib.
, U lf ht sot Mir WIU uin oj
"And this explanation Is given
in a note : '
" 'One day when Arthur was
holding a high feast with his
Knights of tbe Round Table, the
sangreal, or vessel .out of-which
tbe Inst pasiovea was eaten,
precious relic which had long re
mained concealed from humau eyes,
because of tbe sins of the land, sud
denly appeared to him and all his
chavatry. The cousequence of the
vision was that the knights took on ,
them a solemn vow to seek the san
greal,' &o. .
. "The substitution of a cup fort
dish a the vessel supposed to have
been used by our Blessed Lord at
His Last Supper, Is, no doubt
quite within a poet's privilege, and
will not In the least ailect tbe high
and noble character of tbe poem.
It Is only as a matter of entimit-
rlan Interest that the foregoing -
Silauaiion bas been given of an oa
ect which, for many centuries, hat
attracted nottse, ai which Is evi
dently of very early date. '
"Yours Ac, " w '
"Geoboe Rt-Et.L Frencw. '
"7 Powls f lace, W.C,.December 27.""
m STAT ITCma.
There Is to be a mass meeting la
Natchez to-day to appropriately
celebrate the admissiou of the State
tuto the Union. . '
Tbe Natchez bakeit who a few
days siuce, disappeared so mysteri
ously, and who it was feared bad
been foully dealt with, bas beendis
coveredin wOrleaus, alive and
weir .r.' ; r. ' -,
Mr. Jaraca Xlxon was killed a
fewtniifhts since near York, on tha
Meydian and Selma railroad, by
the trainrunning over him. He
was drunk and fell hclpessly across
the track. r
The Lexington Advertiser, re
viewing the political' situation of
the South, says 1 v
What then must we da? It is
not a difficult question to answer.
Staud ajoof from all parties, "". i
Southern Stales once in the 1 ian,
we can build up a new r
great is our numeric! itgth,
wnicn will M eoost&tttir r-cemiif
accessions from tbe d cd fic
tions of the North. wa Utia
course npon tho r- ' the pcopSa
of France, that r "ed the cria
son tide of war- , , . '
At a di- -e trial before Ju.1
Samp!" !a bungle. Ind., last wivfe,
the p" ia sslt, In r
ow loving y they ust 1 o
I,. together when Hist mtn . !.
, I, TV, A .,r.nt ..I . '
fvdtlnn Af It.nlw 1.-.-. 1
that they commened crvnr', t 1
Jndge followed suit, ti e ii-
enoe joined in, and
were in general d
Sample, when
through cryli!" s
husband and m (
trylngtolhei.ur' j;
more. A' r
coik' il to '
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