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By a private letter from a former
resident of Vicksburg, a youthful
disciple oCCoke, Kent, Blackstone,
DOwliTingat McNott, Sunflower
oosnty, we have eome new which
may prove of intereet to our read
ere. He writes under date of April
24th, ai follow :
It it rumored that the citizens of
Carroll county and the lower eud of
thio county, have gotten up a peti
tion to have this county divided,
and changing the court house to
Greenwood. They propose to give
two ranges from Carroll county
and form a new county site at
Greenwood, but we of this county
do not favor such a project and are
getting up a counier-peUtion to
be prescuted to the Legislature,
protesting against the change upon
the following grounds: We have a
splendid, new brick court house,
(built npou the plan of that of your
city,) which, with the jail, cost this
county over $30 000 iu gold. Our
people ore taxed to death so that
uow. more tliau a third of the lauds
in the county have been forfeited
for non-payment of the same. Our
county paper is not worth more
than SO cents on the $1. Aud Mc
Nutt is situated in the most ceutrul
aud convenient portion of the coun
ty on a beautiful lake, which, tor a
few thousand dollar, could bo
made nuvigable. The hike empties
into .the Quiver river, which flows
hi to the Sunflower river, and Is
navigable three-fourths of the year.
This county, which has a large
number of immigrants iu it, and
with a slight Increase ui'Xt year,
will have about a thousand of (hut
elass of people, who are well
pleased and doing everything in
their power to bring their friends
here. A few week since, 1 made
a trip to the lower extremity of
this county and suw more white
men working in tho fluid than
Within three years wo will
have a majority of conservative
white men ui our county who con
not tolerate the negro, ou account
of his indolence and contrary in
terest. Major Morgun has on his
place 15 Swedes; oue of tliem,
Major Lindigriud, who holds a
commission from his government
as Adjutant in the bwodish army,
says he has traveled all over the
United Stales iu the interest of his
countrymen, and is going to return
home soon and tell them that this
Is the most desirable place fur them
to locate, make money, aud in little
time become not tenants, but pro
prietors aud landlords. They are
the most intelligent and industrious
people we have, and each trip of
the boat carries from 10 to 15 let
ters, to be forwarded to the "old
country," Inviting their friends to
came over. Major Moruaii fur
nishes them with (tamps, 4c, for
tba purpose, This Is worth more
to us than a dozen meetings of our
immigration societies.
I hope you will pardon the deaul
lory manner in which this letter is
written, and believe me as ever
your true friend and supporter.
We hear that our gay and humor
ous friend, Uarry Moss, of the Ya
zoo Democrat, passed down to
New Orleans on Thursday. We
learn that be purchased a shirt of a
flatboat up the river and having put
It on lust before he sot here felt
too "dog-goued" proud to stop and
sea a fellow. Who the devil cares
he don't wear socks !
Wb find the following iu the Mc
Nutt Valley Sentinel regarding a
former resident of this city. Lem.
P. Yerger, Esq. :
''Mr. Yerger has already become
too well kuowu to tho citizens of
this county to need any endorse
ment from us : his closo attcutlou
to the duties of his profession tins
and will speak for itself.
, - . -Si
I)oos. We don't mean any mem
bers of the Legislature, but we
mean dogs sure enough, and our
town is full of them as hell will be
full of carpet-baggers. Evory dar
key has from ono to thirteen bun-
dred natty, mangy, dirty curs and
they make night most horrible with
their howling. Thia Is not only a
nuisance but a source of danger,
Hydrophobia may break out among
them at any time and should such
case happen tbe extent of Injury
which would probably ensue, is In-
ealcuable. We call upon the au
thorities to direct the killing of
these DBelest pests, and proteot the
veoole from danger. We hope
very one who can get a chanoe will
hnat nvRrv enr hfl nan como scrota,
Bv all means Dreserve rooa ooes,
- .
dogs that are kept at home, dogs
mat are quiet ana sensioie, nu& u
the name of a common humanity
MtiMu m.m -Ik.. rin anthArl.
"i ymm. y -
ties are to mighty fona oi military
mi. .i.i. .v.- . mil.
. . . J . - . .
eiuuur winrtrssii tnese inmrnai
A regular meeting of tba Board
of Mayor and Council was held at
theCity Hall, on Monday, April 18,
Preient-Hon. J. C Webber,
Mayor; Messrs. Lea, Walton, f os
ter, Frank and Hall, Council.
The mluutes of April i, 1870,
were read and amended.
The following accounts against
the city were read and allowed .
Jos. Podesta, for reduction
of taxes, $ 30 00
Vicksburg Hook and Lad
der Company, one semi
annual allowance, 125 00
J. W. Morrow, salary as
principal of Presby tei ian
mission school, 75 00
Mattingly, Flowerre k Co.
for coal 4 50
Max. Kuner, for cancelling
tamp 12 00
W. II. Mallory, services as
policeman in March-... 75 00
Dutbaue A lfarlgold.traos
portalion 15 00
buebane & Marigold, trans
portation of paupers from
city 9 00
Albert Wheat, lor services
as policeman in Jauunry 25 00
Constitution Fire Co. Ho.
1, regular quarterly al
lowance 8:1 33
Stanton &McKenna 537 35
L. M.Hall, reut of sutiou
house 145 00
Pha-nix Fire Co. No. 2, for
tilling cisterns 47 00
J. Genellu, for removing
Railroad on Mulberry su 121 00
Jerry Uealy, services as
scavenger in r ebruury . . 00 00
McCabc 30 00
L. HofTuun, tihoveU, picks,
barrows, &c 27 90
The following accounts were
read aud referred :
Washington Hotel, $8, referred
to the Mayor.
Dushtine & Marigold, $15, refer
red to the Hospital committee.
(J. McUurinott, .1 00, referred
to Finance committee.
I). Kennedy, $040 00, referred to
Finance committee.
J. Gcnella, S ;!)." 50, re. erred to
Street committee.
The bond ot L. Lai r to keep a
coffee house was approved and
license granted.
1 he bond oi lewey to kc:u
a coffee house was approved aud
license granted.
The bond ot Chin. 11. Wilder to
keep a family grocery wa up-
proved uud lici'iiie granted.
lh appeal ot J. r. -Nichols from
the Mayor's Court was c.illed up,
aud after hearing the evidence the
judgment was reversed aud he was
1 be City Clerk made a requiei
tion for stationery uud biauks
which was allowed.
The report of L. M. Ht.ll, Chief
Engineer of the Fire Department,
was read, and ou motion was re
ceived and filed uud referred to the
Fire Committee.
A communication from J. P.
Harper, acting City Marshal, giv
ing the names and number of men
now on the police force, was read,
and on motion was accepted and
The report of C. D. Landou, City
Marshal, showing names of prison
ers in work house for March, to
gether with bill for board of same,
was read and reiurrcd to the fi
nance Committee.
The report of C. D. Landon, City
Marshal, showing the amount of
tines iu the Mayor's Court for
March, was read, aud on motion
received aud tiled.
The committee on the Constitu
tion nglue house, was at their re
quest allowed further time to re
port. 1 be Hospital Committee was at
their request allowed further time
to ascertain what had become of
the ambulance.
The accounts of William Cross
for $20, and Henry Johnaou for
S34, against the Stale Asylum, was
The following accounts against
the City Hospital were allowed :
J. A. Pesle, for hardware,
$ 2 25
II. Brewster, for hauling
patients to hospital 9 00
Primus Brown, forjhauliug
patients to hospital, 1 UO
John Horrlgan 2 00
F. C. Wadsworth, lor cook
ing utensils, 10 To
The following accounts against
the Hospital were rclcrred to the
Hospital Committee.
J. Sims, hauling patient to
hospital - w
A. J. Everet, hauling pa
tient to hospital 2 00
Creed Price.hauliiig patient
to hospital, W
On motion, the Board adjourned
to FrWay evening, April 22iid.
J. O. WEtiBF.R, Mayor.
Robebt Wood, convicted of the
murder of Amanda Wood, bis wife,
at D. A. Cameron's plantation, In
this county, and sentenced to be ex-
ccutcd to-day, 30th of April, Is re
pricved by tho Governor for thirty
Ned Gaither, sentenced to be ex-
a ecuted May bill, for the murder of
Hick Oakley, at Davis' Bend, is also
reprieved for thirty days.
Wab 15 the Alabama Modm
tains The Eufaula Times says
there is a terrible state of affairs
In West Alabama, a young war
ha been waging mere tor some
i . ,. . i j
time. J. nere is an organizes! uuuu
0r desperadoes, negroes and
i whitos. who have declared their
-,.,. ariva evenr rebel and
I ' . V
nnmoerat out or that section, or
r.T, " ' " , .,, '
I kill every male, old ana young,
- A nntMM Avam WAman fTAn-
i ",s j
tlderable excitement prevail
Okolona is to have an artesian
Tba corn In Fayette county is np
and growing finely.
Greenville, la to have a "cotton
teed oil mill." The machinery? has
arrived and la being placed in the
lhe judicial system approaches;
completion. The Circuit Court
and Supreme Court bills have be
come a law, and the Chancery.
Court bill was to receive the Gov
ernor's signature yesterday.
General Pat Cleburne, a noted
Confederate General, died last
week. Jackson Pilot.
We beg leave to correct a little
error In the above from the Pilot.
Gen. Cleburne, the gallant Confed
erate hero, was Killed at the battle
of Franklin, Tennessee, about Ave
years ago. With that exception
the paragraph is entirely right.
The Scooba Spectator says of the
late race at that place between
Levi Johnson's mare and M.
Roach's Grey Prince, resulted in
the defeat of the latter, but we hear
it was caused by accident. The
Spectator says :
Send your folks over again Mr.
IIbrald, they're a clever set of fcl-
lows; snd they tickled onr boys so
with their money that they all have
a chronic smile that's really enter
taining. Mr. Spectator suppose you agree
that "turn about is fairplsy" and
consent to come here for a little
dah ? We will try and accommo
date you for a few hundreds.
What do you say ?
An amusing little incident oc
curred in the Representatives Hall
yesterday morning, rrobubly fifty
or more members bid gathered
there and were variously engaged
in reading the. morning papers,
writing letters, talking, when
a piece of plaster not more thsii
two inches iu size, fell from the
high celling and struck on the
clerk's de-k, making a report as
loud us the Speaker's gavel. The
members evidently having the fear
ful Kicr.moud disaster before their
eyes,sprung wildly from their seats
and rushed for the door in the
Hreate-t consternation, but they
I were iliappointed iu finding that
ll wus a lalse alarm, ami tli.il they
were not ".o be slaughtered in the
lions) of their friends." The
"Wicked flee when no man pur
sueth."! Pilot, 29th.
Kn-coPAL Council. The Coun
cil met at 10 a. m. yesterday.
Several new arrivals appeared and
took their seats; among them, the
venerable JCiv. James A. tax,
Hon. Alex. Montgomery, Dr. J no.
Thompson, and others.
the morning session was occu
pied in the resiling of the bishop's
address by the veuerable Diocesau.
The presentation aud reading of
the report of the Special Treasurer,
and the consideration of a resolu
tion providing for tbe election of
an Assistant Bishop. This latter,
by a very decided vote, was laid
upon the table. The report of the
Special Treasurer was referred to
tbe Committee, composed of as
follows: Messrk. Duncan, Bilfour,
Pegues, Montgomery and -Mat
That portion of the Bishop's ad'
dress on matter of an Episcopal
residence, was referred to a Special
Committee, composed of Rev. Law-
sou and Crane, aud Messrs. John
sou, Pegues snd Duncan. Jack
son Pilot, April 29th.
II. P.Johnston, E-q., editor of the
Lexington Advertiser, publishes
his valedictory in the last number
of that paper. The paper is sold
to Capt O. S- Lee, aud will be coir
ducted in the interests of the Re
publican party. We are sorry for
this change, but suppose Mr. John
son yielded to necessity.
With regret wo read the follow
ing in the Holly Springs Reporter
of April 30th:
1 Just as we were going to press,
Columbus Barrett, Proprietor ol
the Reporter, breathed his last. He
died at half past 10, Thursday,
rVpn IHtli. His disease was pleuro
pneumonia, lie was a good man
aud universally beloved. We will
publish un appropriate obituary
uoticc in our next issue.
Fatal Akfrat. Ou tho 20th
instant, a Mr. Ford, a baggage mas
ter ou tbe Mississippi Ceutral Rail
road, and a Mr. States, owner of a
barber shop at the Osboru House,
at Humboldt, Tenn., got into a dif
ficulty about some threats made
by Ford to "clean out" States' shop.
Slates went up to Ford and put
himself in positiou for a fight, when
Ford drew a revolver and shot
States through the breast, killing
him almost instantly. Ford was
arrested and lodged in Jnll.f Holly
Spring conservative.
Accident. There was another
accident on the M isissippl Central
Railroad, near Pickens' Station, a
few days ago. The engine and ten
der, mail, baggage and two second
class pataenger cart fell into a creek
and were badly smashed. The bag
gage muter was badly, and the
conductor, engineer, fireman and
mall agent tllgutly hurt. One pas
senger's thonlder was broken, and
others were slightly Injured. The
accident was occasioned by trail
on the track over tbe trestle-work
having been remoTed by tome .un
known scoundreL Holly Spriogt
taxes am Tsnrea
It ia a just end equitable prin
ciple that no one should have a
voice in making our laws or elect
ing onr general or local officers
who do not contribute to the tup
port of the government which af
fords them nourishment and pro
tection. There ia no principle of repub
licanism which hat been more
strenuously insisted upon by all
parties than that there mutt be no
taxation without representation.
It waa the foundation ttone of
thia Republic. "The converse of
thia ia also a correct and essential
principle in a Democratic govern
ment People who do not pay
taxes have no right to represen
tation. Government Is to protect its
founders. Taxea are assessed to
defray the expense of that gov
ernment, snd those founders, those
who are the recipient of the
benefits of such protection, pay
those taxes. When communi
ties bund themselves together for
material good and protection
it is with an express or implied
compact that every one who hat a
voice in the formation of the
government, in electing officers or
making laws, shall pay his pro
rata of the expenses therefor. Up
on such a wise and beneficent
principle is government based, and
to destroy this principle Is to un
dermine the law aud order of a
State. So vital has been held this
principle that laws have even made
it compulsory.
And is this not just aud fair to
What right has A to say, by his
vote, who shall rule over the com
munity in which he lives, if he
does not contribute his portion.
however small, to tbe defrayment
of the expenses entailed ujion the
community by such government ?
In such a case A is not a part
ot the governmental power of
such community, because all such
have compacted to pay the ex
icnscs thereof, and lie, because he
pays nothing, is only a partaker
of the benefits of the protection
all'orded by mere courtesy, having
no right thereto, and is, in fact,
what is vulgarly known as
"dead beat."
It is true some of our women
and our children, and some others
pay no taxes, and yet are the recip
ients of all the benefits accruing
to the heaviest tax payer. But
their case is a special one. Man
himself, as a father, busbund or
brother, or for the sake of his
manhood, voluntarily tskes their
burdeus upon himself. Not to
man with his fellow mau. And
the laws themselves make the dis
tinction. Now we contend in the
mime of right and justice that a
cIuhs, upon whom depends tho ob
ligation to pay, shall not shirk
their position, swindle the com
munity, and enjoy all governmental
privileges and benefits with inso
lent impunity, whilo good men,
true men and honest men 'bear
the heat uud burden of the day."
In the eye of the law, at we have
said, no one hits the privilege of
voting who it not taxed, and we
stated tho propriety and justness
of that rule. That beiug the case
shall such an one, upon whom fulls
his stiiirt' of the burden, escape
from payment, thereby increasing
the burdens of others, uud insult
and defy the law, and shall the
law and the people be powerless
to help themselves?
e insist, then, that no vote
shall be legal in this State for any
public otllccr, whether general or
local, unless it comes from a tux
payer, not oue who is assessed
for taxes, but who swindles the
people out of them, but one who
can produce a receipt for his last
taxes. Let this be tbe law of the
land. Is it not fair and Just?
Whom would it injure?
Not a citizen whose presence
in the State ia a benefit I It would
lighten the burdens upon others
and place more than 100,000 in
the public treasury. Taxes as
esaed upon lands and property
can be realized by process of law
out of such property. But taxet
assessed against persona, under
the name of "poll tax," for their
proportion of the expente Incur
red to afford them protection and
defence, goei often unpaid by the
-acta Cfssr.to u fraud b rery
community, and yet such persona,
with unblushing effrontery, claim
the tame rights, benefits and
privileges at those who are pay
ing the cost of making and ad
ministering the lawt.
Let our New City Charter in
corporate a clause that no vote
shall be counted at any municipal
or other election unless the voter
shows hit paid tax bill for tbe last
assessment due or the judge of
election have hit name among the
list of non-delinquent tax-payers,
furnished np to that date. And
we hope just tuch a law will be
adopted for the State by the Leg
islature in regard to poll taxes.
No man hat a right to vote who
payt no tax.
Thi statistics of divorce in Ohio
will startle the devout Positivist
or the differently devout Roman
Catholic, or any other thinker
who holds to the tacrednesa and
inviolability of the marriage tie.
We find the following statistics in
an exchange, borrowed from a
Cincinnati journal. The divorces
for the last five years are classifi
ed as follows:
Adultsrv SM Si SIT III 140
Absr nc tad ledaet. . S MM 411 Ssi m
Cruelty !' 134 1st 11 1 M
UIUWW Ml 711 YS m M
rr.u.l IS SO 111 IS
MlMllnou 1SJ 133 IS (0 4
ToUl SIT J Vtt S.i 10 I
But this exhibit, when further
explained, is even more startling.
In I860, the divorces bore the re
lation to the marriages of 1 to 26;
in 1867, of .1 to 30; in 1869, of 1
to 24. The average annual num
ber or marriages is 1 to every
100 of population; the average
number of divorces to popula
tion ts 1 to Z,JUO; the average
of divorce to marriage is 1 to 28.
At this rate, in ten years" Ohio, al
lowing for the increase iu popula
tion, will have .100,000 marriages
ami 10,000 divorces. That this
rate is not cxaggerated may be Iu
furred from the fact that for all
causes the divorces during the
years 1365 -61) have becu 4,000.
Is it not almost a farce to speak in
Ohio of the "marriage tie"?
The Cincinnati Gazette says:
The reconstructed Slate of Geor
gia has elected seven United States
Senators, nnd not one of them
is admitted. First there were A.
II. Stephens and H. V. Johnson,
elected by the Andy Johnson re
construction. These were refused
admission on account of a preju
dice still lingering against them
for their course during the seces
sion dispute. The reconstructed
Legislature that elected them was
reconstructed out again. Then a
reconstructed loyal Legislature
elected Miller and Hill. Then the
Legislature fell from loyal grace
and ejected the colored memliert ;
for this proof that the Mate wat
unregenorate Congress refused ad
mission to these Senators. Then
Congress and the army recon
structed the Legislature in the
color of loyalty, and it elected
three Senators lilodgett, Farrow
and Whitely who, with the two
Inst elected before, are awaiting
admission. And now the Senate
has decided that none shall be
admitted till another popular elec
tion has been held. Of course
the new Legislature will not re
elect any of the other elected
ones. They have expended their
stock in trade. So the eighth and
ninth Senators elect will apply in
their turn, as this time tbe busi
ness of running for Senntor in
Georgia must be esteemed an un
certain one.
Ovekdone Hate. A lute num
ber of Harper's Weekly contains a
cartoon, representing a scene in
the Senate worth looking at.
There is a group of Senators-
Wilson, of .Massachusetts, Cam
eron, of Pennsi'lvania, Nve, of
Nevada, and several others, with
Revels, the mule man, from Mis
sissippi, the central figure, and to
whom they seem to bo listening
with profound respect, as words
of wisdom full from his blubber
lips! And, contemplating this
degrading spectacle, stands Jeffer
son Davis, with an intense expres
sion of contempt aud abhorrence
on bis keen, proud face, that the
artist has done perfect justice to.
What an extremity of vilcness, to
bo sure, to thus present a picture
of their own unutterable degrada
tion, in the blind and besotted be
lief that they are insulting Mr.
Davis! If tuch a picture were
presented b the Day Book, it
would be in perfect harmony with
the fitness of things, of course;
but in Harper's well, well, is.it
not the e pl$ ultra of stultified
hate ? We can only conceive of
one thing more perfeot lot Came
ron mate a daughter with one of
Davis t Differ servants, and then
hit degradation of Mr. Davis will
ScnaVr Morton, of Indians, has
introduced a moot villainous hill
into Congress, to enforce the "Fif
teenth Amendment," the first sec
tion of which bill reads at follows:
Sec 1. That if any person shall
prevent, hinder, control and in
timidate,, or attempt to prevent
any person from exercising the
right or suffrage to wnom uie
right of suffrage is secured, or
guaranteed by tbe Fifteenth
Amendment to the Constitution,
by meant of bribery or threats of
depriving such persons of employ
ment,, occupation, or of ejecting
such persons from rented bouses,
lands or other property, or by
threats of refusing to renew, their
lease and contract for labor, or by
threats of violence to himself or
family, such person so offend
ing shall be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor, and upon, convic
tion thereof, shall be imprisoned
not lest than sixty days, nor more
than six months, and fined in any
sum not less than $500 aor more
than 11,000.
Will the white voters still
sleep on in fancied security, j
in the face of such warnings
as taisr it is not enougn 10
force an unconditional law up
on the country; it is not enough to
lie the ratification of this law
straight through, when the coun
try at large knows that it was rat
tled by tho voice or the people
through their State Legislatures; it
is not enough to enforce the
"equality" doctrine and degrade
white men by dragging tnein
down to the level c.f the negrp,
but still deeper crimes are con
templated, nay, opeuly and boldly
announced by the Mongrel party ;
and six millions of stalwart white
men stand, at tionless and speech
less, while tyrants prepare the col
lar and chain which shall fasten
poor whites, and give tho negro
element the means of politically
driving them wherever it listethl
Under this law, the employer of a
negro is at bis mercy. If the ne
gro be ejected as a bad tenant, he
can trump up a charge of political
persecution, and get his lundlord
fined and imprisoned. If a lazy,
worthless nigger isdischurgd from
his labor, if a good-for-nothing, in
dolent servant is told to leave, he
turns round and incarcerates his
employer from two to six months,
and has him fined from 9500 to
11,000! How like you the pro
gramme, white men? What think
von of the white man God
save the murk ! who could
be so infernally vile, low, corrupt,
infamous, as to concoct and intro
duce such a bill before a law mak
ing body of white men? And
yet there exists such a specimen
or humanity, and be it known to
his countrymen as "Senator Mor
ton, or tbe Mate of Indiana!?
Pass this diity dog alone, Demo
cratic Journals, and insure him a
place on the most disgraceful
page in tbe disgraceful history of
the present dominant party of.the
united Mates. w. i. Day Hook.
Thi bill Introduced by Senator
Kellogg, in the Senate of tba
United States, granting aid to tbe
New Orleans, lluton Rouge and
Vicksburg Bailrood, gives the
usual authority to take from the
public lands adjacent to the lines
of its railroad, earth, stone, tim
ber, and other materials for the
construction of its railroad. This
grant includes a right of way to
the extent of two hundred feet in
width where it shall pass over the
puuuc lands, ana an necessary
grounds for stations snd structures
connected therewith, not exceeding
forty acres or land at any one sta
tion, with the privilege of ranking
all necessary bridges in Louisiana
and Mississippi, and includes a
grant of every alternate section of
land designated ly odd numbers
for ten sections iu width on each,
side of said road ;but in case it shall
appear that the United States have
disposed of said lund, other lands
shall bo selected in lieu thereof,
under the direction of the Secreta
ry of the Interior, In cither the
State of Louisiana or Mississippi;
Provided, Tbnt said company shall
construct aud open for tratllo one
hundred and twenty-live miles of
said rood within twelve months
from and aftttr the passage of this
act, and shall construct aud open
for traffic the whole of said lino
within five years.
GrrriKO Alarmed. Tho writer
or a communication to the New
i ork tvomng Post thus expresses
I am a Republican and some
thing of a Radical too. but I have
observed with alarm durlnsr the
resent session of Congress what
cannot but regard at its re
peated inroads UDon the Conntl.
tution, of which the admission of
Gen. Ames by the Senate is ths
least in point of intrinsio Impor
tance, and is deplorable chiefly on
account of -the recklessness of
constitutional restraint by which
it was marked,
Ws should suppose it high time
that alarm were felt by good elU
tens, whether Radical or Demo
cratic, as to t!ie tendency of 'things
BoUticaL Let tha alarm .mm S .
U town 1 11-11 '
The IT 'ion ;
magniflct' .t is.
Dyed coffise 1st
on tne southern I
Timber rafting
-st iwiaa
i t
active pursuit on 11. a Ca .k,
A Convent la toon to be
litbed ia Uontgooiury, Ala.
Tat llllaol river at Havana la
now four coils w'de. Its uses'
width it one mils, , , , , : :
Fond da Lao tent 1 10 to Car
many last wee with which to pur
chase sugar beet scud. ,
'- Gen. Canton, whose d!mU:i rt
bars not been removed, is i t
choice of Ntrth AUbuiia f t Got
eraor. , . ... .,-.. .
The stock of the e!tv of MemsMau
In the Memphis and Ohio Byroad,
amounting to 1174,000, was told at
tea cents on the dollar.
Unseat!, Iowa, ba a garter"
snake whose head was destroy i
six months ago, but whose tali i '
now alive. , j
The miners ' of MurDhysboro
Jackson Co, Ills, are on a s! 'keN
and are much annoyed by nc.. :
wno uesua tueir puce.. .
The editor of an Iowa panes be
lieves that any one maa, can start
out and marry 20 women in his,
town before night. . . ..
A girl In a Qulncy, Ills., IkkuV
permitted herself to be a iuced by
a negro, and being detected, thi tu i
tempted Suicide by cutting her,
throat with a knife. . , .
Valuables supposed to hive been
the spiles of the settlers who were -murdered
and robbed by the Slettx
in the outbieait on the frontier, la-
18Ci have been discovered in a csts
near Pine creek, Minn. ' , ' ,
The West Baton Eoa e JLs.) So , ,
gar Planter says : " 'Mere labor, .
more help P Is tba cry we hear fron -all
quarters. Our planters are in i
want of hands to go on successfully
with the year's cropping, but want '.
lng don't supply the deficiency."
Ths old revenue cutter Harries
Lane, well known for her exploits '
during tbe war, is now lying at
tbe Charleston wharves. She it at
S resent engaged in more peaceful
mines', and has been re-named
tbe Elliott lUtchle. -
Tbe bone of a deer has been found '
imbedded in tbe solid wood ofa
large poplar tree, hear Bridgeton,
Psrkecolnd. In converting tba
tree Into logs the taw came la con- ,
tact with the bone. It was 18 feet
from the base. The tree was three
feet iu diameter and mppoted to be
100 years old.
wets wukk.
Fioa Scrota SptoWlor.
A Democratic editor In Ohio
threatens to kick a Radical editor
If he will put himself in the way.
We advise him not to do it. lla
will surely come to a bad end.
The Methodist circuit rider at .
Brandon combines tailoring with
theology. Us gives the devil fits
ou Kuiiday, and tbe people the tame
on week days.
John Brown's portrait Is to ba
hung np in the Kansas State capl-tol.-(Vicksburg
Herald. '
Twss tome poor-traits that caused'
the original to be hung op ia
Lvdia Thompson, notwithitand.
lng her fierce natu re, never goes on.
the stage but she is willing to "show
quarters." ,
A fellow lately married a Miaa
Rose in Indiana. "Won by one. .
the Rosea fall."
"Go feel what I have felt" at th
woman said, who was searching
her husband's pockets for lova
notes, snd took hold of a wasp,
Trees, when they get their limbs
torn by wintry blasts, alwayt get ;
re-leaved when spring comet.
A gambler say it good bluff hand
It equal to an emetio with an oppo-
nent It makes him "throw
very often.
The latest agony for ths fast-
pair of tight boots.
The latestlrom the front Ladles
dresses to be cut lower in ths
Sardines mutt have a sad time,
ws never have seen them except la
tiers. ,
From the way tome folkt have at
talking about their mothers-in-law,
wesuppoae they think they Ma
their plant to much.
It makes uo difference how much
sympathy you try to show a blind
man, they never tee it.
Two things that It won't do to
advance any Aire a lazy servant
and short dresses for ladles.
One of the most striking results
of the tariff and high price tyUn
on American labor is th&t, al
though we formerly exported cot
ton goods of our own manufacture
to tbe amount of eleven millioa
of dollars, snd seemed lately to
increase the quantity very greklyv.
our exportation of cotton goods
have now shrunk down to tureaj
Iu this connection it is well toT
remember the principle laid down
by commissioner Wells, that ' ! s
do not attach too much value t :
the export trade, because nocoua- '
try can export an artirlo
duct to any extent nnli if t .
pared to sell ths same as cheap a
otter nations, Md, thercforo t!i -
ability or Inability to $-rt la
comes a true test of ths ailliy t r
mammy proStali'v to f -
ins aomrst.a u...
words, If tl.0 r .
goocttoc r oii
beaual..'y ;
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