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Vickaburz, Bllsslssippl, Saturday Morning, U&xch 19, 10?C4
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Vol. V.
VICKSB
TEE WEEKLY HEEALD
.DUTf Or VICEaBOmi.
WKM, rwailaker.
M. iriAM. E4ISi
8ATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1870.
THINS! ABOUT JACKMN.
It ia Q interesting m well as
disgusting study to obeerTe the
workings at our State capital.
The city is full of people ; the ho
tel are crowded to overflowing',
the street blocked in the neigh
borhood of the capitol and bar
room, by that peculiar grouping
of lobbyUta,offloe seekers, legis
lator, and banging-oa whltky
drinker no where known save In
Jackson. This singular group
ing is a feature for which Jackson
1 celebrated above all other
place. : People do not sit In
houses, nor stand in bar rooms as
they do In other parts of the
world, but they assemble in
groaps of ton or twelve on the
corners and in the centre of the
street, in front of the capital, and
there stand huddled together dis.
cussing, each groupe, its peculiar
plan, in the most mysterious man
ner,taktng a recess ever and anon
to adjourn to the nearest bar room,
from whence, after having hastily
swallowed their drinks, they sally
forth to re-occupy their original
and painful position in the middle
of the street This can be wit
nessed front early morn until al
most early morn of the next day.
It seems utterly impossible to ex
haust or wear out the people who
eompjtfe these various groups.
If the stone coping and steps
about the fence are 'dry a few of
the physically disabled will for a
few moments seek rest and relief
by taking seats there. But the
posts in front of the capitol are
never deserted ; they are ceaseless
in their vigilance, and untiring in
their observation. All manner of
business appear to be transacted
here ; papers are presented and
read ; signatures arc appended a
bent knee or an inverted hat sup
plying the place of a desk. In fact
during the session of the Legis
lature ; "rain or shine," all Jackson
can be found without trouble in
the middle of the street in front
of the Capitol: just going into
or emerging from tho nearest bar
room. When we say all Jackson,
we do not intend to Include the
resident people of Jackson, but
the new comers ; the lobbyists ;
the office seekers, and their name
is legion. Politically we have but
little sympathy for Governor
Alcorn, but we cannot avoid feel
ing a personal sympathy for the
annoyance, vexation and Impor
tunity to which he will be sub-
Jested in the next sixty days by
the hungry seekers after otSce.
Every third man in Jackson is an
applicant for office and has been,
either upon his own representa
tion, an ab initio Radical or an
Old Line Whig who could not
avoid wishing Governor Alcorn
success all through the late can
vass. These secend day worship
pers are growing rapidly in num
ber and are strongly impressed
with the idea that they should be
firmly buckled to the Radical par
by the gift of an office.
The contest for State priii
trs presents just now the
most interesting and exciting
features. There are rings within
rings. Combinations of every
conceivable character, and the
most transcendantly intricate and
beautiful mosaic arrangement
probably ever before known.
There are plot and counter plot ;
purchase and counter purchase;
caucus and private understand
ings : pledge and counter, pledge.
In fact it 1 one of the most in
teresting scrub races erer pre-
presentcd.,. .
This session of the Legislature
has before it an immense amount
of Important work, and we hope
see it settle down in a few day
to the active duties required of it
Selected as it has been.under pecu
liarly diffiult circumstances, this
body ia nevertheless possibly one
of the most intelligent and honest
of. any Radical Legislature ever
convened in the South. There
are member of it elected upon
the Radical ticket, who are gen
tiemen of acknowledged ability
' ltd unswerving reoUtatdt of char
acter. We therefore anticipate,
that the action of this Legislature
will be In the main such as can not
be strenuously objected to. There
are, as a consequence, many bad
and incompetent men in It,
but the majority in each house,
we aincerely believe to be com
posed ot men, who will look to
the interest of the State. Of
course upon questions looking to
political matters purely, they will
be true to their party.
We are glad to know that such
is true of this Legislature. The
Democratic members are sadly in
the minority and In themselves
could accomplish nothing snd
it can only be that by har
monizing with tho more con
aervative of the Radical mem
bers, they can carry any meas
ures. The whole system of
law must necessarily be remod
eled and will require many months
of patient search and labor. -In
the main, as we have said, we be
lieve that a large number of the
members of the Legislature are
anxious to do what they conceive
best for the true interests of the
State. But while wo make this
admission we shall not cease to
closely scrutinize their acta aud
when we find they have prosti
tuted their high power we shall
not hesitate to denounce it. We
are compelled to submit to their
legislation for awhile and so long
as they pass good laws we shsll
not atenipt by unjust criticism to
put any cloy or bar upon their
acts.
I the Senate on the 4th, Mr
Sumner tried to get up a bill to re
peal the charter of the Medical As
sociation of the District of Colum
bis. This Is a very vexed question
There negroes are admitted into
the cars and other public convey
ances, permitted to vote, sit ou Ju
rics, and evei to sit as Senators in
Cougress, yet the contumacious
members of the Medical Assocla
tion of the District of Columbia
refuse to consult with negro doc
tors. The indignation of the Mas
sachusetts Senator attained 112 de
grees (Fahrenheit) as ho alluded to
these fact, so afflicting to the col
ored population, and demanded the
above punishment. The motion
however, went to the wall under
yea and nay vote, and Sumner ex
pressed his disgust In the usual
way, by relieviug his surcharged
thorax of half a peck of ragged
edged oyster shells, aud then sub-
aided, while Trumbull executed
grim smile of temporary triumph.
lams W. Miws, nominated as
Minister Resident and Consul
General at Liberia, is a mulatto,
and a native and resident ef Chicot
county, Arkansas, where he Is now
ensaged In planting. After
graduating in Oberliu College,
Ohio, he was taken by bis father to
Pari, where he again graduated at
a French national school. Enlist
ing In the French army he served
throughout the Crimean, war, am
waa breveted licuteut colonel for
distinguished services. About
year ago he was nominated as judge
of the court at Cape Town, but ow
ing to unfavorable legislation In re
gard to the continuance of the
court in Africa he declined the
appoiutment. His present nomi
nation us Minister to Liberia was
made on the recommendation and
at the instance of Senator McDon
aid.
Tim Tihks K.ktka.. Our neigb
bor of Mulberry street, flared
up again, regarding the prema
ture publication of the Governor'
Inaugural Address,
We say premature publication
because the chief editor of this
paper had an understanding with
the senior editor of the Times,
that no extra should be issued
and that the message should ap
pear in the regular edition-
We lay the blame at no one s
door, but attribute it to a misun
derstanding. , ff
Our readers will aee that the
reason why the Hekaui did not
issue the message in an extra was
simply because we would not vio
late what we considered a pledge.
That the Time did violate euch
an understanding as we mention
was owing to the fact of a misun
derstandlng In that office.
A mobo turned White has been
nominated for Mayor of Decatur,
Illinois. . ' .
Ia these daya when the present
Father of his Country is celebra
ted for his extravagance and the
magnificence of bis Slate dinners,
the following article from the
New York Tribune may be of in
terest In comparing the present
with original habits and customs :
An original letter lust pub
lished for the first time, gives
aome interesting glimpses of the
habits and opinions of the Father
of his Country. While the Fed
eral City was building, the Legis-
ature of Pennsylvania voted the
President a house, hoping per
haps to keep the seat of govern
ment in Philadelphia. I be house
formerly occupied as the Univer-
ity of Pennsylvania was accord-
ugly built for that purpose. But
a soon a Gen. Washington saw
ita dimensions, and a good while
before it was finished, he let it be
knowu that he would not occupy
it that he certainly should not
go to the expense of purchasing
uitable furniture for such a dwel
ling, and hired Instead a modest
but comfortable resilience.
The President ate Indian cakes
for breakfast after the 'Virginia
fashion, although buckwheat
cakes were generally on the table.
Washington s dining parties were
entertaiued in a very handsome
tyle. Us weekly dining koup
was always 4 o'clock In the afte
noon. His rule was to allow live
minutes for the variation of clocka
and watches, and then to go to
the table, be present or absent
hoevcr might. He kept bis
own clock in the hall, just within
the outward door, and always ex
actly regulated. When lagging
metnuersor congress came id, as
tbey often did, after the guests
naa aat down to dinner, the free
Idenl's only apology was : "Gen
tiemen (or Sir.) we are too punct
ual tor you. 1 have a cook who
never asks whether the com
pany baa come, but whether
the hour has come." He was
always dressed iu a suit of
black, his hair powdered, and tied
in a black queue behind, with
very elegaut dress sword, which
he wore with inimitable grace
Mrs. Washington often, hut not
always, dined with the company,
sat at the head of the table, and if,
at waa occasionally tbecase, there
were other ladies present, thev
sat each side of her. Tho Presi
dent sat half-way from the head
to the foot of the table, and on
that side he would place Mrs
Washington, though distant from
bim, on his right hand, lie al
ways, unless a clergyman were
present, asked a blessing iu
standing posture. If a clergy
man was present, he was request
ed to ask a blessing and to return
thanks after dinner.
SOTES.
Russia warms passenger coach
es bv the host of the locomotive
There are twentv "mad stones'
in Kentucky.
Egyptian women have asked
permission to appear unveiled in
public.
Renting houses by auction has
been introduced into Boston.
A Schenectady. N. Y., Arm
wants to exchauire uOO veloct
pedes fur Confederate bonds.
During the preneot vesr, no lesa
than five murders, or attempts to
murder have been the average
daily record in the city of New
York.
Asiatic cholrea is raging at
Moscow, in its worst form. Peo
pie arc suddenly attacked by the
epidemic while walking in the
streets, and there have been sev
eral cases in which death was in
slautancous. Francis P. P.lnir, Sen., and his
wife, who have liecn married over
sixty years, rode on horseback,
on Thursday last, from Washing
ton to Silver Spriugs, distant lit',
teen miles, and returued to Wusli
ington without dismounting.
The Frankfort (Ky.) Yeoman
of Saturday says : General Leslie
Combs, the oldest man in the
world, was in town' last week,
looking as young and hearty a
he did some three hundred and
fifty years ago, when ho first came
to this country with his friend
and schoolmate, Christopher Co
lumbus. A man by the name of Wal
bridge, fell dead in Bangor, Me.,
on Saturday, from actual bursting
of the heart, v A post, mortem ex
amination disclosed a, rent in-the
heart two inches long, caused
by engorgement of blood.
In addition to the poems of bis
father. Georse D. Prentice, the
forthcoming work of Col. Clar
ence Prentice will include paper
by John G. Whlttier, Rufu Pren
tice, Dr. T. S. Bell, Fortunatus
Coaby,' Paul R. Shipman, and
Henry Watersou, upon different
biographical, literary, political
professional point in the career
of the great journalist. .
I St. Louis, if arch 14, Elver rls
ingilowly. ...
weekly cvitmcitciAL '
riA!iciAL mawiBW. . I
orucs or ras vieiaaoM Hsatka. ( !
Mwoa u, lau. ,
The business of the week has!
beea materially affected by the low ;
Dries and few sales of eotton. As
regards the real financial value of
cotton, It Is more to-day than at
the best previous periods of ibis
MMMon. When gold ws at ay
$1 35, cotton aold here at ahont 25
ci nti per pound. Now with cotton
at 20 cents per pound, gold is worth
only about $1 10. Now as in all the
buying and selling of cotton green
backs are naed as currency, the
matter stands thus : that while col-
ton has declined 20 per cent, in
price, the money that pays for it
lis advanced ia worth more than
70 per cent., leaving a difference in
ravor or toe seller or aooni au per
cent Tho following Is th eotton
exhibit at all th ports to the 9th:
Total receipts, 2,100.404 bales;
excess over last yor, 5t5,OoI.
Foreign exports, 1,245,081 balsa;
excess, Mi,J. Export coast
wise, 640,170; excess, Vm Block
on hand and on shipboard, 52.1,077 ;
excess, 14:1.880. i
It is estimated that the staple
crops of tho Southern States for
the year just expiring will root up
follows : -
About 3.000.000 balea of eotton,
which, valued at 4108 per bale (say
455 pounds at 25c.) will (five 24
000,000 ; the corn crop at 285,000,01)0
bushels, vslued al $10,000,000, and
the sugar, wheat, tobacco and oth
er crops will yield - SIWUOO.000
more being a total of $701,000,
000. Putting the population at
11,000,000. thiiou!d give an av
erage of $04 per head, which large
ly exceeus mat of me rtortnern
and Western States.' Yet this b
but a tithe of the! production these
8tatet can be made to vied. Thev
are at present but scarcely settled.
their labor force is Inadequate, aad
a great proportion of the soli I
uncultivated. The most sangnlne
mind cau scarcely overeatimate the
productive capacity of the States.
i ne unriunatt uarette says ;
Mr. N. S. Jones has taken pains
to obtain from packers at interior
packing points the number of hoes
put up this season and last. We
hare not room to publish the list
In full, but give the following reca
pitulation, adding the number pack
ed to date in the five Princinal
cillca, with the total number packed
last season :
1809-70. 180!) 9.
Indiana 280,OH2 3251011
Iowa 121.947 12U.U0
Kausas 23.58U 19,800
Illinois 1S4.G5U 20U.428
Kentucky.... 21,481 21,117
Tennessee . . 14.200 U,000
Missouri .... 200,035 189,780
Total ....
Cincinnati..,
Chicago.... ..
Louisville...
St. Louis ...
Milwaukee..
1,033,800
300,000
639,M5
. 180,000
, 235.000
.. 166,500
1,010,764
350.555
590 594
167.809
224.341
129,095
Grand total . . 2,644,061 . 2,485,557
It will be" seen that I make the
nicking fur 1868 and i860 some
8000 more than the Cincinnati Price
Current, and I am confidant that
15,000 to 20,000 might be added to
that even. Those places left blank
iu the list, and others not down,
packed last year 6760 head. I sup
pose they will pack this season
t,000, which must be added to the
above. Chicago will pack 50,000
more at the lowest estimate. I just
have a telegram from Milwaukee
saying thai they will pack 13,500
more there, which will make the
packiug 2,057,254 head. I figure
out a gam lu weight of U 3-10 lbs
ier hog over last years weight.
To arrive at this, I have the gain
on 1,100,000 bead, and average the
balauce accordingly, which Is
vault alent to 150.1 J4 head, aver
I i!5oll)g ;lo0 ,li netaded to the
above, makes a total or Z,UU,J88.
of
I Hud a gain of 4 1-5 lbs. of lard
per hog, taking a part of (he crop
as an avenige of the whole.
Small discrepancies may be
found in this statement, bnt where
oneplace is found to run short of my
figures, others will overrun. The
figures are made up from actual
returns from the packers' with the
exceptions of the large points, and
I think nie as perfect as they can
be arrived at.
N. 8. Jonks. Provision Broker.
We lake the following about the
decline in gold Irom tbe Uucago
Tribune, Feb. 25th :
All the efforts ot merchants and
operators, of bolder ofdry goods,
wheat, urpaustuJM, auu cotton,
hnve been combined to kold it np
125, or failing In that, to 120. But
thev can no more hold it man Ca
nute could restrain the tide. All
their efforts effort to sustain (he
premium have been at their own
loss, and, unless the operator ia
gold ean see some good reason to
believe that onr exportabli cotton,
breadstuff, petroleum, and aur
new product of gold from the west,
must very soon tall of, tbi holders
of gold willhav no recourse -but
to realize while thev cau. and any
general effort to realize in the pres
ent atate or, the market would
bring gold down to 10, it which
figures silver would probably
come into circulation, The causes
which govern the decline are be
hind and above the speculators,
and they can only lav ' themeelvei
aud make a profit by operating in
accordance with these . natural
causes, If the country . would
bnt realise that the qulok
est. sorest - road to an abun
dant currency is to bring gold
to par, and to add to th aetual vol
unie of our currency the $20&000r
000 now being painfully beld and
carried a a dead and loaing commo
dity, th effort of onr commercial
community would be for a fall
e-old instead of aniast it The mo-
meat gold touch par aad eomw
agaia Into circulation, it- trill be
found that w have more money in
the eauntry than we know what to
do with. Suspended enterprise of
every kind will move forward;
cautious and frightened capitalists
will become bold ; men now crouch
ing nnder a sense of danier will
sud i nil the last abot ia fired and
the war ended. So it has been in
other oounirles on a resumption of
specie payments, and so it must be
here. ' We look with bops for (he
day when the enormous hoard of
gold now being bsld by the mer
chants, of New York aball.be
thrown upon the market, breaking
It utterly, and sending the yellow
ooin sgain into circulation. It will
prove a da of redemption, not on
ly tor greenbacks, but for all the
people. N. O. Exchange. "
As to the establishment of a free
banking ayatem on a gold basis the
first point to be determined is
whether 'we have ' sufficient specie
upon which to base, a healthy sys
tem. We. hesitate not a moment
to assert that we have. 1 The
amount of specie within sight oau
be set. down according to official
statements as follows j ,
In tJ. 8. Teaaury . . $50,000,000
Ik National Bank 48,080000
In otbst bfttik 15,000,000
In OUfewia,,. , 15,100,000
Estimated outside . . .'. 20,000,000
.i.i , .'; . w -f . i
Total $143,000,000
This is $3 70 per capita to the
population more than 'was held by
aU the hanks in 1859, will appear
rrom in iawe wnica . we give be
low. Twenty-five per cent, specie
reserve would give from the
amount a currency of $600,00000,
an abandanoa to meat all the want
of commerce.,. The total circula
tion of the different countries of
Europe is ranch less In proportion
to the population than this sum for
tne united states. or instance.
Great Britian bar only $215,700,000,
or $ 14 per capita ; France lies,-
009,000, or $4 41 per capital Bpaia
$2l,(XXUXJU, or $1 TJ per capita;
Austria $246,000,000, or $7 04 per
capita ; whereas the United States
basomuuu.0UULortul per capita
If the great commerce of the British
empire, whose export ana import
are 92,286,200,000, ean be carriea
on with a currency of $6 14 per
capita, the United Bute ibould b
satisfied with a currency of $12 or
$14 per capita. The following ta
ble will show the extent of the cur
rency of the United Slates for sev
eral year prior to tne war, and tna
per cent, of specie, upon which Jt
was uasea. rv . '
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mi tw.uuoouo is
The currency of England rests
npon s basis of a not more than 30
per cent, specie reserve, as will ap
pear from the bank returns for the
whole kingdom up to the close of
1808, end which we may observe
nave not varied materially since :
Bui of Esg IumI's elrcniittoa. . . .C-H.tM.OM
tUpjsitt S3 4UUW0
Ottasr Blast' elrsulMUMi it ooooso
ilsyoilli um.m
S0,74S0I
Totsl ipeclt.
Hebb ia rather a aharp thins
from tue Parisian Life, and we
don't think there was any harm
done :
A certain young lady, of lively
propensities was taken ill; she
was a charming creature, of bux
om carriage, and fond of the
good things of this life; balls,
parties, theatres, dinners, wine
parties aud the like absorbed a
fair portion of her time. But the
young lady wa above all re
proach, despite her fondness fori
pleasure, and slander had never
tinted her fair name, and in a
short time her life was to be link
ed with that of a young man of
prominence in farla. Well, a
we laid, the young lady fell in.
well one day. Tho family doctor
waa sent for an old grey headed
rascal, who had mora fun in his
little finger than you would find
in a joke book. 4
'Your case is a peculiar ose,
mademoiselle." he said, gravely,
"and I shall be compelled t
bleed you." ... . . ' y
"jfon yur
"Fear nothing;.! suppose the
present is as good an opportunity
as we shall have.1'
"Oh, certainly; at once, and
have done with it. - '.
"Mademoiselle."
"Doctor." ' .
"You are unmarried ?'
"You know J ami why do you
ask?"
I am glad you told me , So
ttas little knife, and he drew a
small lancet from a morocco case,
"is to be need on virgins only.
"Indeed!"' " ' ' i;
"Exactly t were. It to be
used
on any other than such, - the re
sult would bff immediate death!"
i"Good Heaven!' . : ,
: , Yes, Mademoiselle; this other
one is the case i to be used Oh
married person only; were it to
be misapplied the result would be
equally dangerous. Now, Madem
oiselle, bare your arm and we will
"AoDoctorr- '
"llademoleelle r1 1 : - J
MXot had ptrhapt outer mm
tht otktr, IfttU kniftP , w j
LooiiruUrB, March 14. Elver
falling (teadily with 8 fact g lachet
4 T 0DtLLOW. Ti.-n
He Is a good 0-l4'V.iiow'wB
obeys the laws, add sonttilsg to
the lntltjgeaee,the morals, u. ma-1
terlal Jnterets or th sewn. ?ot
th Lodge of which he i a mem
ber. If be Is Past Grand, an onl-
csnora young memoer, enaewea
1th a suDsrior knowledge, hawll!
entitle himself to the gratitude of
all who are benefitted bj hi use
ful endeavor. lie U not a good
or useful Odd Fellow who live on
tne earnings ot others, wunouiany
personal exertions on bis part.
That lazy and indolent man who
say "the world owe me a living,"
Is in-error. On the contniy.be
owes the world hi beat effort, hi
time, and bit energie. If ba give
that in full measure, be will entitle
himself to life, liberty' and tbs
pursuit of happiness. Every iirone
is tb human hive, who consumes
witnonl producing, I simply a
robber. On him the law ot eoat'e-
aen' should b visited.' '4le who
will not work, nelthor shall be
eat." Of course we do not expect
onr feeble and sick member to
work. But tbey should, not allow
every, toothache, headache, or sore
toe; toconnne them several weens
to their bed, that thoy map receive
th ettpulated, amounts out from
their lodge fundi. . . ,
We insist that every able-dOiUed
man shall do bis share in providing
for his own-wants! ', n ':
He is not a good Udd Fellow
who cheat, deceive, and thwart
the will of honest people. : He is a
lasting ehame 1 and disgrace, who
gains the entire confidence of a
brother and then take advantage
afhlaa. - 1'
He is not a aood O ld Fellow
who makes a mockerv of virtue.
and violates the chastity of a broth
er wife or daughter, aad rendering
a nome miserable beyond content
platlon. Such a man It a blleht on
our existence make ia our mitl4
whoa very presence poisons the
atmosphere. He ia a subject for
me opponents or onr institution 10
point at
lie U not a sood Odd Fellow
Who it not affectionate to hi chil
dren, kind to his wife, and indul
gent to hi children, tiho w me t be
man whom the children flock
around at hi approach, climbing
upon bla knee, and throwing their
little baud about hi neck, and i
win suow yon a good Udd fellow
But show me the man that the
children run from, getting behind
chant or biding a wy ia -cornersv
expecting a kick, cua, or, angry
word; show me the -man 'who
abuses his wile, fills the air with
red hot curses, aud, to appease hi
brutal instincts, beata her; show
me such a man, aud I will show you
a man lower than the brute. A
man who would strike a woman.
whether she be widow,wife,maid,or
concubine, should be held np to
scorn and contempt br every aood
citizen, and the doors of Odd-Fl-low-snip
should be closed against
bim. MW war k-aiut vice In all
it forms," and be 1 th best Odd
Fellow who. exert himself most
for the happiness and comfort of
mankind.. If a good hnsband, fa
ther, neighbor aad friend,- if in
dustrious temperate and free from
bad habile; lr intelligent, honest,
and religious, be will be respected
aud trusted by men, and accepted
by Ms Creator, our Great Grand
Master. .
To be a rood Odd Fellow is not
difficult It is easier and far more
pleasant than to be a cri!nal, a
vagabond, or a pauper. It is just
aa easy to live a virtuous life, or to
bold the appitite and passions sub
ject to reason snd common sense.
lint If one be so weak that he can
not control .the bases passions of
his nsture, then, indeed, bs la s
poor slave, ;and must remain In the
jinks of human bondatre. But to a
manly roan, a Godlovfng and God
fearing man. snob a miserable ex
cuse aa "can't help it," must be hu
miliating.
A good Udd t allow will rever-
erne tne noiy teaching or onr
rliural and endeavor by example
a well aa by precept, to inculcate
the divine priuclple or frieudshlp,
love sua irutu -
-PaussEif Fish Recently the
proprietor of a distillery at Alllford,
Ohio not having enough stock In
their pens to drink the slop, tur
ned It into the Miami. Forthwith
the sober inhabitants of this beau
tiful river, that perhaps never tast
ed anything stronger than ita own
health-giving fluid, were seized
with a desire to go. on? one grand
bender." By the time the fluid
reached Plainville, the whole alvor
presented a scene of the wildest
revelry among the fish. Bast, sal
mon. snd white berch vied with
each other in all 'kinds of ridlcn.
Ions symnastics. Tbey appeared
in shoals npon the top of the water,
swam to the shore and jumped
upon the dry laud, and lu their
drunken tpree greatly imitated the
ridiculous performances of a higher
order1 of animals. A wagon load
waa caught while In this tipsy con
dition, and told In the market Aa
old gentleman, who for sixty yeart
haa lived in the locality, say this
Is not ths first lime , of such, an oc
currence.., ,. ., ., I
A court. of Colored men by the
name Of Green Adama and Willi"
Turner, got lato a difficulty ' h
wek,beIow Mathews ft Co'. '
from which Turner'recelvn!
b!a beating. He llngei-M unci
Sunday when be died. .? voroneri
lnnnest waa held ve -ay, upon
th bodv bf "th 6 ed, which
rendered a' vr ', -ma ma oe-
I .iiL.l A - Jt
aeaaed eama'to Y ath from Porn
mon la aoti 1 1 by blow on
the bre-t sock in th h
of Cr 1 Aisbj, eolortl".
.
It 1st feat 1M
SossmOuii
Th ttu.
Spait'tstatii'
Of tl3 i
t "'Mo t1'
are anneyed by ui. . , ...r.:r . s
and other relative tj t. r s
ennaected with tit Scan
Tii fact that a young bi :
fifteen ?ara , of 03. tls "
child of Sears, ia largely la"
edjntbe pru rty, fen u- i
good many pei'e to U:n j -qulsltve
on the - "r.' J- '. .
Sear died In IST, 1 -!' I ef
about $2,000,000 wor.a tf pro i
ty In tbl city, audit ia a- ? . .
about $8,000,000. Scar;
Boston from Yarmouth, : ,
just before; the last war ait'.i t
t
1
it
i
r
Britain, ana went into to .
a view ofamaAhlasfJ,!.',
the end of which time be iov u
to retire tu private life. . A
be got that sua be tuougut ba
waa ym poor.; y Possessed , f re
markable ehrewflnessand in lu-- ,
and with, yer ' frugHl , hab.t s 1
maue money . iiKe out, in j
commission business; 'muf I La
could draw. $800,000, and not d m
turb hi basking-ncdount 1
wd a pecuUat) character, m 4
waj and wai. every, inch a f n
Coder,,, Ho wOTialwnys offl , 1,
blunt, and n4 always strictly ( . . -
merciaUy arebujMBot uuaon-
at. however, and, be was to t'v
sorbedn bia puim$ tout hi C 1
L'upid Biade bo itnpre.stioa on h i
hearten u was past alxly'yeara
old, then itfwa that he sought A
wire, more lor m taxe or havtn
aabeir- to hi lare 'po-ia'ssioas
than oa account iOt any- passions
of love that burned la hi boso .
He married a Brewster lady f
thirty-five, who died la a!v.-t
time after the birth of the' child, Li
consequence Of the neglect of her
husband to provide suiucicntwood
to keep ber room winsn, he bln
" too poor to provide it - Beara
died ia an attio in South Boston, i;t .
the presence of only one pereon
unhappy men,.-regretting that ho
bad not sixty years more In which
to make money. , Young Bears ,i
bolng "educnU'd in , Germany .1
When he becomes of age he will
receive 130,000, and at thirty-five
he will have Cuutfui of the entire
prorHtrtv, but ue a portion of it
receiviug stated turn fivm the ia-
come, when he will at that oge man
age the cstnti, but share only a
portion of them, the terms 0 the
will giviug a certain portion of tb
property, to two brotners. It haa
been generally erroneously , sup
posed that young Scars is the sole
heir, but it is not so. When be
arrives at his ma lor ity the property
will be worth at least tlO.OOO.OOi
The income la yearly reduced to
real estate in Bonton. Old Joshua
never had much faith in stocks or
paper representing values. . Lands
and buildiugs are deemed the safest
Investments. The City tax on the
psoperty last year amounted to
about $05,000. The Trustees,
three of them, have a "fnt" thing of
it; they rcaliae some $20,000 each
for the troublo oflookiug after this
property. Young Sears has none
of the traits which dlHtlnguiahed
his father, and it ia said by those
who know, that he is not a preco
cious youth. . lie may turn out,
however, to be a smart young man :
but it will require a large business
man tb manage such a vast prop
erty. . " .
, - ., :- "f
Wi find the following repub
lished in the Waco, Texas, Exsa
iner. ."We do not know to what
it relate but it eeema aome one
has been aspersing the fair name
of our old friend and are likely
to uffer for it : : .
Waco, Feb. 20, 1870.;
Editoks Houston , Tusks
Houstow A series of infamous
paragraphs .concerning me, ap
peared ia the Houston Union, of
Uie 24th. - The author is a liar, a
coward, and a renegade. I stand
ready to make good my charges,
at any place, and in any manner,
or at any tlt.e. : '
T. B. ManloVsVi
Associate Editor Waco Examiner.
Whebb to Wabx Dianas A
handaome leg ia a rarity, wa have
almost aald aa Iinposiliiity amorg
American Women. Tue tcMuavi
thii I tb place where ihey T"t
their garters. No French wo a,
no English women of cult- -on,
now-a-dsy wears her b-
lowlhekne. kia tu1 tatu
shape of the calf. Mnr" iiianthis,
It bal serious cons" "-e of an
other kind. The r "Jipal " vein of
the leg ( )''. oreui) runs
just, beneath th . until it nearly
reaches the' -,Tiicn 11 sinks ue
neath th oolfc Now, ir this
ts con' -d at It larget prt by
atir''' trter ti0 blood i chei:k'I
m j. .oiurn to tho heart, t. t
gr?48lly eh'tlUd an,l n-,-,re ' 3
at uiscaso. ma oihrr 1
a aretwolon tntoL.
s f
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i a
r t
become yoricose, 11 it :
often tp-fik, forming
cersi This it a pi. '
physician sees u- .v. .
Wilh thegrtt
knea all
l' is r in '
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it ave'i.'
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