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Vol. V.
Vicksbur,?, Mississippi Saturday illornin?, April 9, 1370.
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) From the Clr. lerlllt Democrat, l
Com. all T00 happy darkles,
OlnaB, Pomp and Crow,
De 'Ktmlinent paiel the 'Later,
Now wa bah a blow;
Pom pay wl'k the ban'o,
CaMr with da bona,
Uumuo wlihthe lanuorecn,
ScriMbeatta' toaee.
Bring forth de little 'Publicans
Nel and Wliswlfoot
hbry one a ticket,
febry ona a vota:
Ebry ona a kUbbran,
Kill 'roredelaw
tbln.a rlii. a-cblnu -riDK,
Ibing-a-ring cbuw.
Oh, tMr'utui,
How you aolnelO void
Klirvllni Ulul.lv.
l IUIi
How the drkie float!
1 vote lor trrddjr luulaw
To In tha Pre ilnnt,
Revels for da Mutant
llow'i Jou f wine to went'
Poroicy on the Jury,
Wiiliat'fc on di' lm:h,
Ijtnnljo in de Senate,
blugtnatin' Kmicit;
llipn(rlt m tha White House.
Ill, chile for Mr. Iient
PiMsum fat and coon tfrftM'.cl
Won't tie nation went?
Go war, white man,
Uon't ru corn- eUli.
Gisiidroot and nlunbonus
t.ualk In iheee
We ari now all votUU,
Kkll 'lunula law-Cning-a-rlng-a-rinK-a
llimff a-ring cbaw !
"UliiUsr .K.'akah,ile ciruut hub airjUc."
tiuv me um dat pie."
It is with pleasure that we chron
icle the arrival at our wharves of a
cargo, cunsiitiug of three barges,
0,000 barrels, of salt from liie Ka
nawha salt worts.
These works are operated upon a
capital of $2,000,000 and it in an
important ami encouraging fact
they have selected this city an a
principal depot for tho aalc of their
The cargo that lias been landed
here U valued at l.'O.OOO and will
make thii the general point of sup
ply for the article of tail for a very
largo aectiou of country.
Iu addition to this, it will add
materially to the business of our
city by giving employment to
draya in hauling and to meu iu
handling, at well aa adding to the
city's Income by the tax paid as
The lull la packed iu clean white
barrels, iu splendid condition, and
it au elegant looking article of
prime necessity for a couutry like
ours. Again, we say, wo are glad
to note Ibat a general ageucy has
been established here, uud e hope
' to tee similar enterprises set afoot
in our midst.
. Wouldn't we like to be a door
keeper iu the house, or a clerk
or some such thing? U, Missis
sippi! how liberal to your dear
children !
Per day.
...$10 00
... 8 00
.. 6 00
... 600
... 6 00
... 6 00
Chief Clerk of the House.
Depaty Clerk......
Enrolling Clerk..'.
Eugrossiug Clerk
Reading Clerks.
Journal Clerk
Mluute Clerk ft 00
Sergeaut-at-Arms 8 00
Assistant Sergcaul-al-Armt 6 00
Assistant Doorkeeper
One Postmaster for both
Clerk of Railroad Committees
and Committee on Judici
ary All other Clerks
Messengers for tbe Judiciary
3 50
5 00
4 00
5 00
8 0!)
6 00
5 00
Chancery Court Districts.
The Chancery bill recently report
ed by the Judiciary Committee of
the House divides the State into
twenty districts, as follows:
1st District. Jackson, llarri
rison, Oreo ii and Perry.
2d. Hancock, Marion, Coving
ton and Lawrence.
33. Jones, Wayne, Clark and
4th. Lauderdale, Kemper and
6th. Winston, Noxubee and
6th. Monroe, Lee and Ita
wamba. 7th. Calhouu, Chickasaw and
8th. Tishomingo, Tippah and
ttni. Marshall and Lafayelto.
10th. Desoto, Panola aud Talla
hatchie 11th. Yalobusha, Carroll and
12tu. Sunflower, Uoluie9 and
13th. Attala, Leake and Madi
son. 14th. Warren and Issaqucua.
15th. Washington, Bolivar, Co
ahoma and Tuuica.
lt'iTH. Hinds and Rankin.
17th. Newton, Scott, Smith aud
18th. Wilkinson and Adams.
I'Jth. Jefferson, Claiborne and
20tu. Fraukliu. Fiko and
WUkins.n county has only
debt of about two thousand dollars,
but county warrants are worth but
75 cents on the dollar.
The Natchez Courier tells us that
there are fifteen Rails, iu Adams
county, awaiting confidently the
place of Revels, in the but Sen
ate. TheColombus Index .calls for
more dwelling houses.
Be do we of Vlcksburg.
The Conservative and the Star,
of Holly Springs, are at it. The
Conservative is displaying the
beauties of the Stars' brief Radical
record in a masterly manner. There
is no rest for the wicked.
We understand a petition signed
by upward of seventy Republican
members of the House, askiug for
the retention of Judge Brown on
the Supreme Court bench, has been
presented to Gov. Alcorn. Pilot
The Hernando Press does not at
tempt to pacify the Senalobia
Times, which is raging over a pro
test sgaiusl making a new county
by dividing DeSoto county, which,
the Press says, is being very goner
ally signed by the citizens there.
The Aberdeou Examiner con
tinues to have excellent articles
upon the subject of fruit growli g
iu Minsishippl.
The aamo paper announces the
dcAth of Dr. Hutchison, au old and
valued citir.cn.
The Aberdeen Examiner con
demns the new county mania iu the
Legislature, and says that if they
keep ou, every ten miles will
have a Courthouse, for an hundred
square miles constitutes a lawtul
county. Let the new counties be
formed only when and where the
pcoplo demand it.
We take this extract from the
Aberdeen Examiner, though we do
uot know the gentleman referred
to, we endorse the sentiment :
Those who come to Mississippi
from the North and West, like
Judge Clhy, Dr. Smith, and Mr.
lUlston because of their faith in
her people and her destinic will
find tin ready to give them brother
ly welccmc, and to judge ana honor
tin in in the measure of their in
trinsic worth, regardless of the ex
traneous i ii flueiicn of nativity.
Aaron Moore, of Lauderdale,
inukcsa speech in every sessional
gap In the Legislature, iu favor of
a repeal of the dog law.
Ho wants black folks to have a
good dog so as to keep carpet-baggers
from disturbing family rela
tions, during the hours of darkuess.
Radicalism has i'ts A-Moore't it
The citizens ol Lowndes couuty,
at a public meeting, protested
aguinsi the formation of a new
county out of Lowndes.
Senator Hancock, chairman of
the (Join mi ti ee ou Judiciary, re
ported back House bill No. 70, en
titled an act to provide for tilling
temporarily tho municipal offices
ot cities and towns, and recommend
passage of the same. Report re
Senators Gibbs and Shoup sub
mitted the following as a minority
report :
Mr. Prbsidrnt : The undersigned
most respectfully beg leave to sub
mits minority report iu reference
to House bill (No. 70.) In this
connection we beg leave to call at
tention to Sec. 6, Art. 12 of the
Constitution of the State or Mis
slsslppi. That section seems to be
indefinite in respect to municipal
officers, and it is a question as to
whether such officers are in any
way affected by its provisions. The
bill before us provides that the
Governor shall be authorized to till
all vacancies which uow, or may
hereafter, occur in such offices,
such appointments to hold only till
the first regular or special eleclon
thereafter. This, in our jndgmcut,
is very vsgue and uncertain, and,
in fact, as tho charters ol all lucor
porated towns provides for bojh
special and regular elections to fill
all vacancies, the bill, it seems to
us. accomplishes nothing, but rather
defeats the object for which It was
intended. We, therefore, recnm
mood that It do not pass, but that
the bill be re-committed and the
Judiciary Committee be instructed
to either amend the said bill so
as to include this point, or a sub
stitute covering the deficiency ('0
apparent in the bill,) be reported.
W. II. Guilt.-,
J. C Snot: p.
Report received.
Thk Bin Tillies :ind Little Re
publican, again imitates its bowr
els of wrath at our persistence in
writing of the recent political
amalgamating Kale.
The Big T and Little It. al
Hitys therein a "dog some where'
about the IIuiald Oitke, who
causes them this disturbance,
We take pleasure in sarin" that
that same little terrier ituhout the
IIkrald Office ami Is perfectly
and intensely responsible for
what be says, and can be found
as he hat been, at any time in the
unnctum. Call again Doctor !
The following Is given as the
fastest time, horse racing, ou re
Fastest time at one mile, by Her
zoir at Cincinnati. 1 :13'.'.
Fastest time at two miles, by
Lancaster, at Louisville. J -M'l
Fastest time at three mites, by
Norfolk, at San Francisco, 5 :27;4
Fastest time at four miles,
Lexington, at New Orleans, 7 :!!?
Tub Times and Republican is
unjustly aud unwarrantably indig
nant because we hold up to pub
lic scorn the recent amalgamation
of those two journals.
Have we no cause for express
ing our detestation of such A pro
cedure, and for calling upon the
people of Mississippi to put their
stamp of condemnation upon a
paper which while pretending to
be their friend and the protector
of their rights and interests, has
stepped fairly aud squarely into
the arms of their mortal (polit
ical) foes.
The Times started as a Dent
campaign sheet, upon u plausible
platform which too many of us
were deceived into supporting,
even in the face of our openly ex
pressed better judgment.
While pursuing this commend
able line of policy commeudable
so long as it was believed pure
it received the patronage and sup
port of our people.
But the Dent move failed igiio
miniously, and because of two
reasons ; first, that the max of the
people (not niggers) were not in
sympathy with any policy that
bowed them to Radicalism, even
in the least ; they preferred further
suffering to dishonor. The other
reason was, that tho military pow
er was used against the whites, ami
u favor of the black party.
It being stroi.gly urged that the
people demanded the policy of the
party and that to oppose
that policy wus to oppose their
ishoH, the Hkkald and other
journals, reluctantly acquiesced in
bat they were thus almost com
pelled to believe, against their
m opinions, was the people's
ntimcnt. But the denouement
umc, and tne vote snowed un
questionably that the people of
the State did not sustain the Dent
arty, and that they were not in
sympathy with it. Then compare
the couroe of the two journals of
this city; that of the Times, aud
of the IIkrald!
The IIkrald at once assumed tho
atatus which suited the opinions,
temper, character and purpose
f this paper; it announced iUclf as
squarely upon the Democratic
platform; ready to adopt any
measures for the good of the party.
and for its purity, strength, anil
progress, for it is eminently a par
ty ol progress. The stand this
paper then took met the wishes
of tho people, for we received en
couragement and support'on eve
ry hand from the people of the
State and even from our poli
tical enemies, who expressed
admiration for our truth and
boldness. Pardon our egotism in
thus writinz, but the occasion
seems to demand it.
Well, we prospered and are con
tinning to prosper, for which we
thank the people of this, our be
loved State.
The Times suw the people fall
ing uway from tlwiu, and that pa
per soou showed a visible leiin
ing to their late enemies, the lladi
cal party. They uw clearly for
the managers of that journal are
not idiots, whatever they may
be that their only hope for hie
was with Radicalism, and gradual
ly, but surely, their journalistic
barque drilted to Radical -!iorcs
All this time remember thev
showed a bold front to the prop!
aud scorned uith seemingly vutu
ous indignation our charges, that
they were deserting the people
cause and seeking the shelter of the
Alcorn Mansion and the "pap'
of the KudicaiS. finally comes
the struggle for public priutin
for the Slate and for districts
The Times and Republican wcr
contestants for both. They find
that neither can succeed for th
llrst, and, to be brief, thnt as the
rivalry for the district printing wa9
a dangerous one, mid wuicli eve
got it, tho other must die. slarvcii
out, it was thought politic to coin
hi lie the two journals and thus
having become the only Radical
organ in the district, make a sur
thing of it. t
It was done.
The Times and Republican
the only Radical organ iu the dis
trict to compete for the "public
pap." The uristocrntic Times lias
stamped the foulness of Radical
ism upon its. banner uud sullenly
and ashamcdly flung their degr
datiou to the breeze. We doubt
not their pay will come and they
ill live
Ciluteiis of Mississippi ! will you
ve your patronage and support
your political foes, to those who
taud pledged, as a party, to de
stroy your liberty, your rights and
privileges, and who deny you the
justice they accord to the negro!1
Will you continue to support a
journal that is "hound to advocate
men ami measures, who, though
yti do submit by force, are Hate
ful to you and tyranical and
unjust; men whose only aim, un-
;r the heavens, is position and
pluudcr will you sustain a paper
licit advocates them?
Will you, we ask, by your
money and countenance, niu and
upport and encourage the Radical
party, orits organs ? We cannot
iclievo vou will.
The IIkrald asks, anil tan get,
thing from "public pap."
Whv'r Because it has stood by
io people and tried to advocate
teir cause in Its feeble way ; be-
cruiM' it lias scorned and exposed
ic Radical party aud iU mein
cis; because tl lias been prompt
and bold to denounce that party's
irruption and tyranuy; because
has advocated Democracy, "the
party of the people."
Tin; IIi:uali) confidently looks
to the People for support and for
id a:i'l encouragement In this
intcst against power, wealth and
corruption. It rclys upon the
tistice and patriotism of the citi
zens of this locality and of Mis
ssip i, to stand by it.
We shall advocate our people's
ause against corruption, tyranny
njustice and disgrace as embodied
the Radical party. We will
ve only by this platform, or we
will peri -,'n upon it.
Let the people choose whom
icy will aid and encourage.
Thk New York Democracy arc
ct in agitation, but tho victory
seems about to perch upon the
banner of the "Young Democ
That division known as the
Young Democracy," organized
themselves for an assault upon the
corruptiouists and plunderers of
their own party, believing thoy
should first purge themselves, as
party, of evil, before making bit
ter war against the high atrocities
f the Radicals.
The contest was to be a terrible
ic, and perhaps, a fatal, but that
oble spirit of pure patriotism
which has mai'e this government
11 that it its been iu its palm
ient days, prompted them to
the contest, and though they
were to contend against men in
power, older and more experienc
ed men, and mcu of unbounded
wealth, and of unscrupulousness,
et they fulterod not, and the Ring,
with Tweed at its head, are bending
to the storm and must succumb.
Thank God, that in the minority
as the Democratic party may be,
as regntds political power, be
cause of the opposition of the
military power and the treasury
of the Government that will not
permit the voico of the people to
be heard thank God, we Bay, that
Democracy dure risk disunion iu
their ranks and a further abridge
ment of power, that it may cica
trize the festering sores and cut
out the cancers that threaten to
snp the health, the political purity,
the like, of the partv. We honor
the noble baud of young men who
arc engaged iu this honorable
effort of purgation.
The Democratic is the party ov
and kou the people and they must
be competent to hold the offices of
the people in an honorable nnd im
partial manner. If tl"i Govern
ment continues as a .Democracy
the Democrats Mimt rule it. The
vounir men of this country com
pose that party aud to their ardor,
patriotism and boldness arc the
peoples' destinies entrusted.
Let them be pure in their fealty
to the Old Constitution.
The Rhodo Island Democrats
have just, nominated a candidate
for Governor and declared a sound
platform opposition to protective
tariffs ; paying the national debt
according to contract, and practical
rctreuchmcuU in national expen
ses. '
Out of the forty millions of poo
pie in tho United States, only two
hundred and fifty thousand pay in
income tax.
l Vro the BaffaU Courier
Senator Carpenter, albeit a Radi
cal from the Radical 8 tats of Wis
consin, bos a free way talking,
sometimes. His speech, Wednes
day, on the case of Brigadier Sena
tor Ames, was one of tun most
scathing rebukes of Radical lawless
ness to which the Senate has ever
been forced to .listen ; and all the
more severe because aarcastical,
rather that denunciatory. Allu
ding to the attacks which had been
made upon the judiciary committee,
he drew the lnfereuce that that
committee had come to be regard
ed as an obsolete institution, "be
longing to a by-gone condition of
things In which the constitution
was supreme, lie confessed that
when "a political measure must be
put through, and when the con
stitution must be disregarded, the
Judiciary committee, In the nature
of things, was a useless machine.
lie further expressed bis willing-
nets to have it abolished to-morrow,
as a played-out relic of other
times. Iu the following strain of
bitterest irony the acuator contin
ued :
Couceding. for the purpose of this
discussion, that whenever the con
stitution stands in the way of what
we deem human rights or what
we deem a temporary advautage of
what we deem a parly end that it
it to be trampled under foot and
disreyardtd. Conceding all that
and that is all that any senator can
claim for modern progress in the
revolutionary directions; conced
ing all that, the case of General
Ames does uot fall within the con
cession. A decent respect for things
nasi, a decent regard for the theory
of our government, a decent regard
lor our oaths, suouid dictate thai
the constitution is not to be tram
plod uuderfoot except in cateiqf
yreat neeettity; cases of great cor
responding advantages to me coun
trv, or to the party, or to human
rights, or to somebody. What
induccmeuitthen is there now to
trample upon the first letter of the
constitution ( W ual is tne nocessi
ty for General Ames taking his vest
Immediately f Docs the lute ot the
republic, of our party, or of any
public measure depeud upon it?
No, sir, Here we are in profound
peace with the republican party in
power iu more than two-thirds of
the Males; and mere is Mississippi
to-day Republican In both branches.
If we say to-day General Ames is
ot entitled to his seat, he can re
turn there aud, without objection
or difficulty, be sent back here with
in six days from this time. There
Is uo reason whatever why the
Senate should not decide the ques
tion upon strict principles.
Comment on the above is unnec
essary. We simply put it on record
as a confirmation, from good Radi
cal authority, of all that we have
ever said of the revolutionary char
acter of the party in power.
The Democrats In Cougreis rath
er enjoy Revels' presence. He Is a
Caucasian-looking darkey, not at
all blaek, reads bis speeches well,
far better than most of the Repub
lican readers In tho Senate, having
practiced much as a preacher, and
attracts greater crowds than Mor
tou, or slierman, or Sumner, and Is
thought much more of, indeed, tak
ing the place of Clay, and Webster,
aud other great luminaries of
brighter days. Aa for hit speechos,
er any other read speeches, in
Congress, uow-a-days, nobody
knows who writes them, but It ia
ascertained they are altogether bet
ter for being written by somebody.
Auy fool iu Congress now, Ibat
has money or friends, can bay or
have as good a speech, as a Motley,
or a Prescott, or a Longfellow
could write, sprinkled all over
with poetry, the written and
lawihter speeches are decidedly the
best, lleuce mere is delight
amonaT the Democracy over the elo
quence and the attraction of Rev
els, and the eclipse he makes of
buinner, Sherman m Co.
And the Democrats enjoy tne
social, as well as the political equal
ity of Revels, who, by the way,
is not over nice or cloan, though
nice and clean enough for a Sena
tor. Revels goes to the wash room
of the Senate, aud washes aud
wipes with Slierman, Morton, Co.
aud to the Senate barber shop am
lathers aud shave with the same
soap aud brush as Sherman, Mor
ton Lo. lie uses tne same neaa-
comb, and, for aught I know, the
same tooth-brush If there be a
common tooth-brush in the Sena
torial dressing and washing room
And Rovols washes often, and
wipes often, and comes often, and
mixes bis wool with oiierman s ana
Morton's hair, which is all right and
proper ill these days of white and
black equality. But it goes hard,
though, with bhcrmsn juonon s
Co., and it is not certain that they
will wash, shave, or comb any more
In the Senatorial drcssiug-room.
The Income Tax. The New
York Tribune, la reply to a corres
pondent, who wants to know
whether the income tax is legal or
not, says :
The income tax is by law col
lectable In this yoar 1870, with
which it ceases, unless renewed by
Comrrcss as we trust it may not
be. We regard it as the most une
qual, unfair, inquisitorial, perjury
provokiug tax ever imposed, and
hope it may not be renewed ; but
we urge every ono to pay it faith
fully until it shall have expired by
The "louiig Democracy, of
New York, arc Laving a lively
fight with the old fogy branch of
that party. We ho it will re
sult in a purging aud stronger
fusion, of the two.
Wi extract the following from
the SU LouiiT)emocrat of March
25th. This paper U known to be
a square out Badka Journal of
Influcnco and commanding posi
tion in that party In the West, and
the extract we republish from Ita
editorial coljmna condemnatory
of Ames' bonding the seat of a U.
S. Senator, should be carefully
considered by the Radical friends
of Ames In Mississippi.
oikeral Axes.
The legal question whether Gen
eral Ames Is eligible as a Senator
from Mississippi we do not pro
pose to discuss. As 8enator Mor
ton rery properly said, the Judi
ciary Committee of the Senate bae
not been absolutely infallible, and
its opinion on that question may
be disputed. But there Is a phase
of the qaestion apon which all in
telligent men may form an opinion.
Grauiingall that can be claimed as
to the honorable service, the integ
rity, and the personal merit of
General Ames, it is still a qaestion
whother a General commanding
ought to be chosen to represent
the state over tne organisation or
which he has snch power. There
ia something in it not quite conso
nant with Amerioad" Ideas. If Ibe
General bad been connected with
the United States army on other
duty, the ease would be different'
... . .. . a . -Wi
llie I act, inai no was in juis-
slsslppi charged with almost
absoluto control over the
whole work of reconstruction,
while it does not prove that he
swerved from his duty iu tha least
to secure bis election nd we have
no reison to believe that he did
nevertheless raises in the minds of
those who do not know him grave
doubts as to the entire partiality
ofhlsnso of power under circum
stances so delicate aud embarrass
ing. The work of reconstruction
itself would command greater con
fidence, would be more generally
regarded as the voluntary work of
the people, and would justify
greater faith in the future good
conduct of the State, we think, If
the Legislature had not elected to
the highest office in iu gin the
very man who had wielded most
power In the election. General
Ames himself would command a
larger share of public confidence.
and men weuld more readily be
lieve that iu every act be had con
sulted only the public interest, if
he had firmly refused to accept any
office whatever at this time.
All this may be said without the
slightest desire to cast a suspicion
upon the General. We have be
lieved mm a raiiniui omcer, and a
true man, and from all that we can
learn, have been disposed to think
that he had pursued a very honora
ble and manly course, Asking so
advantage of his position, and ac
cepting the Seuatorshlp only be
cause be , was the .free oholce of
the large majorityot Republicans.
But It is unfortunate that he, prob
ably one of the rery best men In
the State for that position, was
also In circumstances which made
it peculiarly embarrassing for him
to accept iu '
Timelt HutI Weeds. This
is one of the best times to kill cer
tain biennial weeds. They start
as early as tho grass, and they are
easily killed with a hoe. Go
through the meadows and lanes,
along the fenoes, and over the
grain fields, with as strong a force
of men and boys women and
girls too if possible armed with
hoes, and cut or pull all such
weeds as thistles, malleus, wild
teazles, daisies, wild parsnips and
carrots, and many other plants,
now easily seen, but which will
soou be concealed in the
grass. Let docks alone; if cut,
they will make half a dozen shoots,
which will break off when one
tries to pull them; left to grow till
they are nearly ready to blossom,
they may be palled easily in wet
weather, and destroyed, root and
How to Cleanse Water. The
editor of Hall's Journal of Health
has often in ancient times "set
tled" Mississippi water, and made
it look ns ''clear as a belle," tying
a bit of alum to a string and twirl
ing it around for a few seconds
beneath the surface of a glassful.
The same authority further states
that if a lump of alum ns large at
the thumb joint is thrown into
four or five gallons of boiling soap
suds, the scum rune over and
leaves the water clean and soft and
useful for washing.
Treatment of Smallpox. We
recommend the following to the no
tice of our physicians. If upon trial
it should be found effective, it will
go far toward robbing a very dis
agreeable disease of many terrors ;
A great discovery is said to have
been recently made by a surgeon of
the liritisu army in cnina, iu the
way of an effectual remedy for
smallpox. The mode of treatment
is as follows : When the preceding
fever is at its height, and I tut be
fore the eruption appears, toe chest
is nibbed with croton oil and tar
taric ointment. This causes the
whole of the eruption to appear on
that part of the body to the relief of
the rest. It also secures a full and
comploto eruption, and thus pro
ven u the dleenic from attacking the
internal orpin. This Is now the
established mode of treatment In
theKnr!!fh army In China, and Is
regarded as a psncct cure. ,
Tka lint Saa r jt
ma Wkaia u - . , :
irroas um rkilac i
Last evening an i.i . t-
Ing of the Feuiitylvi al
Society was fc .J.
Snowoen occu ...It i , a 1
William J. Csuuy, F
say npon The A.. i ; : 3."
lie discovered In tr. , ..-?
of this national nibJ. 1 t,
first instances when C ..a s-.l
Stripes were unfurled . s st t
je'Ke of fort fchuy!. , A, ,. 17,
1777,' and epi aa ,a Jris,
about one year prior j it t..ae.
The brig Nancy w ' mauley
the continental eon to pnxtirs)
military stores In t t 1",
during the latter 1 . 1 tf
While at Porto 1. . 0, la July
of the ensuing ye the iiu-r'na
lion came that t'is colonies hs4
declared their independence, and
with this Informs! -on came the d-i. 4
sorlptlon of the fl that had been
accepted as tha national ; banner. . .
A young man, Captain Thomas
Mandenvllle, set t work to aaake "
one, and snoeessful : r accomplished
it,. The flag waac furled, and sa
luted with thirteen guns. When ,
the brig Naacr wst upon her re
turn voyage, abews hemmed in by a
British Teasels off C s Msy. " Eet ?
officers succeeded In rmoviiig 'all .
tbe munitions AO t shore, had "
when tbe last boatn" off, axoneg
man In It, John Dan c k, jampel
luto the sea, swsuv U tbe veat
ran up the ahro.uds 0l tbt mart, and
securing the flag brougU It t..unj. .
phantly to shore, tbrou a hot
Are from tbe British men ui-war.
The first American fl'', however.
according to the design e l approv .
alof Congress, was mads by Mrs.. '"
Elizabeth Ross. Thr. ; of her -daughters
still lire tn car -vicinity
to confirm this fact roRm'.sng tueu? ,
belief, not npon what t! f taw, for
It was made many years b fore they
were born, but upon what their
mother had often told them. 1 A
niece of this lady, Mrs. Uargitrei
Boggs, aged nlnety-fl va years, cow
lives in Germautown, and Is coa
vcrsantwlth tbe fact. Tbefnct'bv
uot generally known that to Phlla-
delpula not only belongs the honor
of flinging the first stAr-spanel
banner to the breesw, but to a l'hil- ,
adelphla lady belongs the honor
having made U. . . ' 1 4
The house In which it waamsde
still stands No. 23tf Arch ateeei
(the old No. being 80) -the last of
an old row. it ts related wax wasa .
congress bad decided npon the de
sign, Colonel Geo. Ross and Gener
al Washington Tlslted Mrs. ' Eos
and asked her to make it She
said, "1 don't know whether I can,
but I'll try," and directly suggested
to the gentlemen that the assign
was wrong, In that the stars were
six cornered and uot five cornered
as they should be. This was cor
rected, she made tha flag, Conresa
aoospUd it, and for htwf doses
years this lady furnished the gov
ernment with all iu national. -flaga,
having of course, a large assistance.
This lady was also the wife of day-
pole, one of the lineal dwendants of
Oliver Cromwell.- - -i
How we BrtiiD bun "Morxt.
There are. people who tuinic ita -
small , matter wliethecJtw-' oosta
ftileen ot thirty cent pet; pound.
What are fifteen cents t .lofty V
soul t Bat more thoughtful per
sons find that tbe large result- of k
the life of a elviiiaed community
are varied by thesixe of the frao ,
tiont which are incessantly tnttlti j
plied Io to each other. '' '
If one makes It a personal ques
tion, It msy be laid down, as ens ef
not more than thra or iw r -:e
for living, that on rmt knowjtut .
how many cents tfcw r In a "4- -
lar. Or, to take ir. iucawt ?V
version: Iacotun, t-uiy pouar i
expense, nlnete" pirJa ? rt
eleven penee ; resuIt,h.ptiuiMA. in
come, twenty pounds; ex;--",
twenty pounds and one shilllos;;
result, misery.
Take your bills fe try r-: :, 1
look through them carefully! .The
items below one dollar are not only .
the most numerous, bnt (bey trtke
the largest sum. The trifles tnftnt -for
post-prandial clears and I N
nameless elements of spend!""'
do not get Into biilsataii; it;
twenty lo forty per cent, of .r
earnings dribble out of our p" i
in fractional currutcy, .Most ma ,
are engaged In a war will. -nts.
and eternal vigilance is the pike of ,
Mankiud will never be agreed
npon a list of necessities. But,
though no general statement
Is possible, It is easy to set
down tbe nectssS ies of -any 1
people. With the middle class
clas determined by means only
these prime wauls are meat.
bread, vegetables, fruits, coffee, tes,
sugar aud a few others. To this it
must bs added that honse snl Air
nitnre take one third of our Inuuuiee.
Clothing, fuel, service, and items,
take another third, and a kept
within that limit only by a very
vigilant management i i oie bnrea
of the Interior. Th m who baa
a spendthrift at the head of thU
office may as wU T under at once.
In short, not ure than one-taird
of ourlnceoios can be saved for
the Ublc ; fanerally less ia.kft for
this purpose. The Western
The Boston Advertise i
a wondering publla th at "
tbe students at the Hew 01 'a
leal College for Wo
n a yuiij
I her
isuraR' sit
colored woman, t;v-
of age, who has !"
course, and Is - -,
with honor." s e i
t a
i ' i on Wi.m '.
t' , I. rib'. 0 c 1
a dty for board.

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