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VOL. V.
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 4, 1870.
'NO.
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THE WEEKLY HEBALD
orriUAL jocrsal or warrbs to
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Six Mo-iUit. In A'iTnoc t ill
SATURDAY, MAY 2S, 1870.
What Vlckskurf rays to Rap.
part liar Baa lea I Paper.
The terms of the printing bill
gives the public printing of Warren
county to the Timet anl Rcpubli
cau. The IIesald know full well,
that, became it it Democratic in it
policy, it stands no more chance
for even a share of this public
printing, than does a cow's tail of
rest in fly time (to be classical.)
But the Hrrald's people are tax
payers to some respectable extent,
and they know of two or three
other Democrali who are tax
payers, and therefore, it becomes
right and necessary to say a word
about this matter, aud we wish to
make this little remark :
The publication of the Council
proceedings for a year under the
rates allowed by the terms of the
Printing bill will amount to..$2,000
For city tax list 800
For city advertising 2.000
For job work.. 1,000
ToUl City printing and job
work $5,300
Same for proceedings Board of
Police $1,000
For county tax list 1,800
For county job work 3,000
For county advertising 500
Total for county printing and
job work $0,300
Thus we see the estimate for the
city's work for the next year at the
proposed public printing rates
is $5,800
And for county work 6,300
Total $12,100
A right snug little sum for Mr.
Times and Republican I No won
der the Hebald feels bad (ahem 1).
And now, what did the same
amount of work cost the city In
1869 done by the Herald ?
It cost the city about. . ...... $1000
And the county about 2000
Total $3000
So our people have the gratifica
tion of knowing they are about to
pay upwards of himi thousand
dollars to the Times aud Repu
blican as a bonus to support fraud,
corruption, extravagance, tjrauny,
arrogance iu a word, Radicalism.
Who pay the taxes of this city
and county ? Democrats! who will
be Jorctd to pay these numerous
thousands to the Radical Times
& Republican? Who but Demo
crats! We endorse the suggestion of
"An Old Racer" to bold a meeting
of those interested in the matter
and organize for the formation of
a Jocky Club. We hope to see the
Club orgauized in time for fall
racing.
Thursday, Drs. Brickell and Bir
chett performed successfully the
operation of amputatiug the arm
of Cooley Mann, Esq. The arm
bad never recovered from a terri
ble wound received during the war
and it was finally deemed abso
lutely necessary to amputate it.
Mr. Maun was placed uuder the
influence of chloroform aud, as we
have said, this very serious opera
tion was well and successfully per
formed, and yesterday the patient
was doing fiucly. Ills many friend
will.rejoice to hear of hi. favorable
condition.
KEOARDntu the printing bill al
luded to already, a legal publica
tion for which the unual rate of
this and other papers is fifty-eight
dollars for a ccrtaiu number of
issues, the J'pap" papers selected to
do the District public printing, aro
allowed one hundred and Jlfly
three dollart for the same publica
tion, aud for the same time. 'How
isthatforAtpA?" And then fifty
words constitute a square, lor
which one dollar and fifty cents is
allowed for tho first insertion, and
seventy-five cents for each subse
quent insertion. This aud most
other papers allow seventy words
for a square at the same rate for
the first, and much less rate for the
subsequent insertions.
By this, the legal advertiser loses
' just one third, or is charged an ex
ces of just one third, which is Ihor
ongh extortion.
Whose loss Is this?
It is the loss of the people, of
him or her who is compelled bj
this iniquitous velvet tyranny to
make their legal publications in a
particular paper, generally the one
baring the least circulation.
It is not at all surprising that
thjsnew converts to Radicalism,
those who have become so only
since the Radical party has won
the election and control a vast
number of profitable offices, should
wince and cringe beneath the criti
cism of those with whom thej
were once associated. We say
of those who hare become Radi
cal since the election. As we do not
know what their previous scnti
mcuts were, we mean those men
who have since the election con
nected themselves with the Radi
cal part,'; made open avowals of
.ifllliniion,, and are now in full
faith and accord with the purty.
When the political apostacy of
such men is mentioned, they in
stantly answer, "My private char
acter has been assailed, an unwar
rantable assault has been made
upon me. I am charged with be
ing corrupt and of having identi
fied myself with the Radical party
with the hope of getting ottlce,"
aud, in horror, point to their past
record, seeming to think that be
cause they have been true and
trusted iu the past it is sufficient
offset for all subsequent political
sins. Now, this is the very class
of men of whom we anticipate
tho most serious evils to the State.
The fact that they at one time
possessed the confidence, and were
men of influence and position, will
go far towards influencing the un
reflecting of the State. And hence
it becomes an imperative duty to
hold them up to the public gaze
that all may know how the mighty
have fallen. We cannot claim it
as a pleasant duty, for of the
number who have sloughed oft
in this manner, many of whom
have quietly glided into office,
there were those in whom we,
in the past, delighted, whose
opinions we respected and
whose purity we never questioned.
When such men as these arc in
duced to desert the people and go
over to the enemy, let the motive
be whnt it may, we claim it to be
the highest duty of Democratic
journaliuts to publish such disaf
fection and desertion. There is
no possible chance for these men
to soften or tone down the con
sequences of their action. They
are Radicals and are pledged to,
and are responsible for, all the ex
treme measures of their party. The
effort to hood-wink and blind the
people by stating that they simply
desire to support the administra
tion of Governor Alcorn is too
flimsey to deceive What is Gov
ernor Alcorn? A Radical; ap
pointing Radicals to olllce and ap
proving atrocious Radical meas
ures. He has no party of his own.
He docs not dure to go against the
Radicals and they know it. He
would be whipped into the traces
instantly if lie did uot obey
every behest nnd he knows
it. And all men who have become
members of the Radical party
simply becauso Governor Alcorn
has, arc responsible for every
meaHiire of that party. They
have deserted the people and are
aiding by the moral support of
their presence, if no more, the en
emies of the Stale to outrage und
wrong the people. It is undoubt
edly agreeable to the people to
see Governor Alcorn appoint
good men, or men whom we have
honored in the past, to oflicc, but
at the s:imc time it is n source ol
deep humiliation and sorrow to
tho true lovers of the people and
the State to sec those men sell
themselves for these positions.
Look at the action of the Leg
islature. A bill has passed the
Lower House which declares that
there shall be no distinction on
account of race, color, or previous
condition of servitude, iu railroad
cars, steamboats, hotels, churches,
and places of amusement This
demand of the Radicals has re
ceived the support of their politi
cal organ, the Pilot, of which it is
intimated Governor Alcorn is
associate editor, and this very
article may be the work of his
pen. To the support of this and
similar measures the new con
verts to Radicalism are pledged
We know that many of these men
a few months since professed to
look upon such propositions with
horror and indignation, but now
they accept them without a mur
mur. These reflections are occasioned
by an articlo which appeared in
the Raymond Gazette a few days
since, attempting to respond to a
criticism in the Herald upon the
political course of Judge Simrall.
The Gazette shows, or at least
endeavors to show, that Judge
Simrall was incorruptible In 1850
-51 and 1860-61, and deals in a
column of panegyric upon the
subject What Judge Simrall may
havebeen in 1850-51, 1860-61, we
do not now propose to discuss
we simply look, to see whut he is
to-day, and ask why is it so. Judge
Simrall is just' as much a Radical
to-day, and just as much rc
sponsible for the acts of the
party as Butler, Sumner, Brown
low, Morton, and others. He can
not stem the tide of party, nor
docs he attempt to. In fact, he
but gives it additional volume and
momentum, aud riding upon the
bosom of its surging waves
comes to sweep over his State
and his people, whom he bus left
to unite with a party of corrup
tion, fraud and outrage, for what
cause, his conscience and his God
alone know, but which we can
conjecture, when we know that
appointment to a lucrative office,
followed fast after his protesta
tions of faith. We have it by au
thority, that Judge Simrall in
structed a member of the lower
House aud of the Senate, that he
was in full and complete harmony
and accord with the Radical
party. He was compelled to make
these declarations to secure both
nomination and confirmation,
and fully equal to the emergency,
he made them. Thus he stands
pledged to the party and all its
measures. It is the Radical party,
its odious measures and not Gov.
Alcorn, which Mr. Simrall, and
all situated like him, support.
There are, we are sorry to admit,
many men in the State who have
assumed the same position. And
in the last number of the Raymond
Gazette, the editor of that jour
nal, in support of his position,
enumerates quite a list of promi
nent men of the State, who have as
sumed a simillar political position
with himself and Judge Simrall.
The fact that they have deserted
the people, does not make it right
or commendable, Mr. Harper,
and should be a cause
of regret aud pain, to ev
ery lover of the people
to know that so many men whom
we have been taught to admire
and respect, have allied themselves
with the enemies of the State.
Had these men remained true and
labored to 6liiuulutc and arouse
t ie people over whom they once
exercised such magical sway, many
of the evils which have befallen
us, and with which the almost
present future is pregnant, could
have been averted or greatly mod
ified. But by their defection they
have weakened those battling for
the rights of the people, and have
strengthened the avowed enemies
of the State. But, thank fortune,
there is Jil'e in the old land yet,
and the people will ere long make
an exhibition of ctfort and inten
tion which will eventuate iu sweep
ing the Radical party from power
in the State.
The Times and Republican is
delighted with the declaration of
Mr. Samuel Townsend, of Mary
land, who says that 'Democracy
is dead," aud republishes the
statement, with great satisfaction
every day or two. In New York
the people labor under the im
pression thnt Democracy is about
tho most animated and lively
corpse which has been interred
there for a long time, and are
strangely enough impressed with
the opinion, Mr. Samuel Town
send to the contrary notwith
standing, that there is yet suit!
cicnt life in the Democratic party
to totally destroy and annihilate
the Radical party. And what is
more, we agree with the people of
New York fully.
One of the sections of the pro
posed new Constitution of Illinois
provides that no law shall be
passed by the General Assembly
granting the right to construct or
operate a street railrpad within
any city, town, or incorporated
village,, without the consent of the
local authorities having the con
trol of the street or highway pro
posed to be occupied by such
street railroad.
A STEP IN BAILWOAS) BEFOHIIt.
The Illinois Constitutional Con
vention has submitted to the peo
ple of Illinois a proposition, the
adoption of which will initiate
much needed reform in railroad
management in the United States.
The section ou railroads which is
to be voted on seperately, pro
vides that all railroad companies,
chartered and doing business in
Illinois, shall maintain a public
olllce in that State, where books
shall be kept, and all accounts of
trausforsjof stock shall be entered
and open for public inspection.
These accounts shall include the
amount of stock held by each
person, the sums paid in aud
by whom, and tho names and
residences of all officers of the
company. Railroad companies
are prohibited from consolidating
with competing or parallel lines,
and then only after sixty days'
notice. A majority of the direc
tors of each railroad company
churtcrcd by the State shall be
residents theroof. No railroad
company shall issuo bonds, or
shall increase its stock or ob
ligations, except for value actu
ally received and applied to
tho purposes of said railroad.
To render such increaso of addi
tional stock legal, it is necessary
to give sixty days public notice of
the intention to add to the capital.
Fictitious Increase of stock is ab
solutely forbidden. Tho State
shall, in all coses, maintain its
right of eminent domain over
railroad and corporate franchises,
and of subjecting them to the pub
lic welfare the same as individ
uals The Legislature is always to
exercise the right to regulate rates
of passenger and freight transpor
tation so as to prevent extortion.
It will be seen that these clauses
strike at the roots of some of the
more glaring abuses connected
with railroad management in this
country. They do not cover the
whole subject, and in some re
spects they may not go to the
extreme length required in order
to correct these abuses. But they
are a step in the right direction
The changes required to effect a
complete railroad reform are too
swecpiug and radical to be accora
plised by a single blow. But these
are siittlcicntly to the point, and
if adopted, as they no doubt will
be, they will secure to Illinois the
best railroad laws of any State in
the Union.
The Managers of the Western
Union Telegraph Company have
inaugurated a system for the trans
mission of money from principal
otllccs, iu many respects like the
post-ollicu money-order system.
A person wishing to make a quick
payment to anyother person in
another place, has only to step
into the telegraph otlicc, deposit
the amount of money he desires
to pay, send a message to the
payee that he has deposited a cer
tain amount to his credit, naming
the telegraph office at which it is
payable, and almost before ho
leaves the olllce the payment will
be made, though hundreds of miles
separate the parties to the trans
action. The otllce receiving the
money authorizes the olllce from
which it is to be paid, to pay the
amount so deposited, and charge
the amount against the olllce giv
ing such authorization. The rate
of commission is one per cent
Orders ranging, among the thou
sands may be obtained, and tho
amounts are ouly governed by tho
ability of tho otllccs to which they
are sent to pay.
The Baton Rouge, Vickeburgatid
New Orleans Railroad having
effected a very satisfactory negotia
tion of its bonds, to the amount of
six millions of dollars, is pushing
forward its surveys with great
vigor aud activity. This road has
purchased the Grosse Teto Road
opposite to Batou Rouge, with a
view of extending it from its ter
minus at Washington, St. Landry,
up to the Red River country, on the
line known as the Judge Boyce
Line. From Baton Rouge, on the
east bank of the river, it strikes
northward through a beautiful and
productive regiou ofcountry to
Vicksburg, aud on the South its
route is toward Poutcbatoula, to
conuect with the New Orleans and
Jackson Road. It promises to be
cue or tne most successful ana pro
ductive railroad enterprises in the
8outh.
Hayes City. Kansas, has a fe
male, constable. The young men
are in constant rear that she may
have "an attachment" for them.
covebobs rem mo.
The .following is a list of Gov-1
ernorsof the thirtv-sevea States of
the Union for 1870. These offices
in seven of the States, vis : Cali
fornia, Delaware, Kentucky .Mary
land, New Jersey, New York, and
Connecticut, are Democrats. In
two, Virginia and Tennessee, they
arc conservative or indefinites. In
all the rest they are Republicans, j
The figures stand for the year la,
which their terms expire :
Alabama, William H. Smith, I
1870; Arkansas, P. Clayton, 1873 ; I
California, H. H. Haight, 1871 ; i
Connecticut, James E. English,!
1871; Delaware, G. Saulsbtiry, '
1871; Florida, H. Reed, 1873;
Georgia, R. B Bullock, 1S72 ; Il
linois, J. M. Palmer, 1870; Indi-!
ana, lonraa liauer, 1872; Iowa,
Samuel Merrill, 1872; Kansas,
James M. Harvey, 1S71; Ken
tucky, J. W. Stevenson, 1871;
Louisiana, H. U. armouth, 1872 ;
Maine, J. L. Chamberlain. 1871 ;
Maryland, Odin Bowie, 1372;
.Massachusetts, William Claflin,
1871; Michigan, II. P.Baldwin,
1871 ; Minnesota, Horace Austin
1872; Mississippi, J. L. Alcorn,
1872; Missouri, J. W. MeClurg,
1872; Nebraska, David Butler,
1871; Nevada, H. G. Blaisdel,
1871; New Hampshire, O. Stearns,
1870; Hew Jersey, T. F. Ran
dolph, 1870; New York, J. T.
Hottman, 1871: North Carolina,
W.W.Holden, 1873; Ohio, R. B.
Hays, 1372; Oregon, George L.
Wood, 1870; Pennsylvania, J. W.
Weary, 1873; KhoUe Island, S.
Padelford, 1871; South Carolina,
R. K. Scott, 1871 ; Tennessee, D.
W.CScnter, 1871; Texas, E. J.
Davis, 1871 ; Virginia, G. C. Wal
ker, 1871 ; Vermont, P. T. Wash
burne, 1870; Wisconsin, L. Fair
child, 1872; West Virginia, W.E.
Stevenson, 1871. Philadelphia
Press.
Cost or Raisiko Cor. The
Boston Journal of Chemistry hat
tome remarks on this subject
worthy of notice. The editor says
be hat devoted six years of careful
attention to this crop. It has been
oumvated under every aisaavan
tage with hired labor. In wet and
cold, and in hot and dry seasons,
but the cost has averaged less than
50 cents per bushel. He adds that a
crop of corn that gives only twenty
or thirty bushels per aero does not
pay ; but one that elves seventy or
eighty or a hundred does pay. We
have never raised less thau seventy
bushels to the acre, although our
farm was exhausted when we took
hold of It" lie plows in autumn,
aud spreads the freth manure in
spring. It is harrowed well and
the soil thoroughly pulverized
Each hill has a handful of the en
rlchlng mixture of ground bones
ana sines tnrown around the hill
and scattered over It before plant
ing, iu our own exponence. ma
il uro spread in autumn and diffused
intimately through the toil by so
lution, is wortn twice as much as
when applied in the common wav
in spring : but any manure, freth
or rotted, if thoroughly broken and
worked into the toil by repeated
harrowing?, is far more effective
than when loft in lumps or but part
ly intermixed. If planting in hlllt
givei tne editor of the Journal
tcventy bushelt per acre, drill cul
ture would yield not lest than
eighty-five or ninety, other things
oeing equal.
There is one of his practices
which wo would not recommend.
The top stalks are removed In a
green state, and the corn It allowed
to ripen on the lower stalks in the
field. After husking the "butt" are
harvested, tailed, pitched over, and
placed in alternating layers with
wneat straw, 'inese are eaten
with avidity by the cattle, aud but
a small part rejected. ' We object
to "topping" the corn on the ground
of added labor aud diminished ci op.
ine removal oi necessary leaves
before the ripening procett is com
pleted, as every one knows, de
prives the grain of a portion of its
iooa. urapo cuiturist understand
this principal, the lopping of
branches immediately above the
bunches checking tho growth and
ucsiroying tne navor. .Experiments
with cutting off the upper stalks,
side by side, with cutting up the
ground at a latter period have giv
en the latter the advantages of sev
eral bushels more per acre. Thcte
experiments have, however, fur
nished varying results, accordlug
to the timo each operation was per
formed. Some farmers have told
us that they found no perceptible
difference iu the product ; but on In
qulry we Icnruodtbat a very fewdays
ouly had Intervened between tbetwo
operations, ttut cut the topi while
the corn is yet quite soft, as It com
monly doue.and leave the cuttins
at the ground nntil it it thoroughly
glazed, and the difference will bo
great.
The osh and bone fertllllzcr,
mentioned by the Journal, and
which Is pronounced double in
value to any commercial fertillizer
It made up by mixing equal meas
ured parts of finely groundbonewitb
wood asiies, oddiug gradually wnile
mixing, enough water to moisten
it but not to make a paste. It will
be ready for use in a week. Tho
potash acts on the gelatine and
makes an enriching soap, which,
with the bone, forms a fertillizer of
great value. It mutt, of course,
Be uted at tparingly at tuperphot-
phate. Albany Country Gentle
man. The answer lately given to a
French court by a prisoner ac
cused of almost cutting his wife to
Sleces' was, with a smile, "Well
onsieur le President, you know
every out has his lutie Wiling. '
' Wallsch' STTfrate.-
gsae iu Carraatlaa.
That libel suit has stimulated
the Atlanta Constitution to such
an extent that it daily furnishes
new chapters in the Infamous' his
tory of Bullock's administration.
We give a portion of its latest ex
pose, in relation to the' printing
frauds
Governor Jenkins, reflecting on
the misfortunes and poverty of
our people, was rigidly economi
cal During the first ten months
ot his administration,, be paid out
only 8401 50 for printing done
by other papers than that of pub
lic printer, and the only other
printing ordered by him to be
done by the State Printer amount
ed to but 80G9 for Job work or for
blanks, commissions, etc. ; The
total amount spent by Governor
Jenkins for printing, from De
cember 15, 1S65, to October 15th,
1800, (the date of Comptroller
Burns' last report printed) was
01,070.
Let us now see Governor Bul
lock's course in the matter. . Re
gardless of law, reckless of the
public interest, seeking his own
personal pu-poses, supporting and
maiving prontabie nis own per
sonal purposes, supporting and
making profitable his own print
ing offices, and currying favor
with others, he in five months from
the 8th of July, to the 8th of
December, 1868, expended four
teen thousand two hundred and
fifty-four dollart and fifty cent,
tne public printers, J. W. Burke
A Co., only receiving 1653 of it
He gave his own paper, the Au
gusta Press and Republican, pub
lished by E. H. Pughe, lix thou
sand one hundred and tixtu-eiqht
dollart, and the Atlanta New Efa
91,862.
In addition to the above, Bui
lock in six days, during the past
month, drew warrants on the
Treasury in favor of the Atlanta
New Era, for nearly five thousand
dollars.
The people of Georgia are com
pellcd to pay for the privilege of
being slandered and misrepresent
ed by a hireling scribler, whose
pen is ready to do any dirty work
for pay.
Editor Hirald: As so much
hat been said, and every oue teems
anxious to eitabliih racing here, I
have to propose a simple method to
test their attertiont. if in eood
faith.
I call upon the writer of the ar
ticle in the Hirald of the 24th of I
Msy, under head at "Can Fickt
burg have Mace Courte," to con
sult with oue or two gentlemen and
publish in your paper, an adver
tisement calling for a meeting of
ma innaDiianii or vicKtburg to
take into consideration the rtaulre-
meats of a race course and the es
tablishing of regular races. There
is not the slightest doubt but this
method will csute a trood aiiam.
blase, who Will rive the iranetnt it
just now require. Appoint at tne
meeting your pro. tern, chairman
and start at once, taking the voice
of the meeting, hearing their prop
ositions and by the majority, settle
on the mode intended to be adop
ted for the conttructlnz of the
course aud establishing the races.
A tecond meeting must be called
of the tubteribert who mutt ap-
puim me omceri or me uuo, so at
to have a head, then I am certain
things in that direction will begin
10 lUUKUp.
Now I call noon A. J. C. to do
bis part I will do mine, and am
certain the inhabitants will do
theirs, so start the ball rolling at
once. Yours. 4c .
Am Old Rack.
To make a little ice last a lonir
time, get a double pocket of strong
woolen cloth ; have a - space of
two Inches or so between the lea
and outer pockets and pack the
space as full as possible with feath
ers : hen't feathers will do. , With a
pocket thus constructed and kept
closely tied at the mouth, a few
pounds of ice may be kept a week.
A ice will be pretty dear thlt sum
mer this kuowledue may prove im
portant.
How Tulx Don Piatt writes
to the Cincinnati Commercial :
"The wonderful energy exhib
ited by the Southern peoplo in
struggling up from the utter ruin
that followed tho late civil war is
one of the marvels of the day,
wuuo contending agntnst the
blundering, unjust acts of recon
struction, orignntinit in hate and
continued mrougn greed, that de
pnved tnem of a voice and vote
n laws now involving the business
interests or tho entire country,
the people have strangled man
fully and with success to a certain
extent to restore the national pros-
peruy oi nieir region. ia wis no
aid whatever has been given bv
tne ucncral Government. On the
contrary, its acts have been ag
gressive to tne lost extent, and it
is no exaggeration to say that the
Government at Washington has
wrought more injury to tuo South
since the war than it was able to
affect during the conflict of arms.'
. "It is the strangest folly thnt
ever effected a blind people.
The late Emperor Maximilian's
be selling soda water ia XtxsA, k
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fPma tt Stow toikI., ;.
When Congress asat-t .., oa
the 6th of Dewmber, it sasaei to
be impressed wsh a sense of ta
necessity, of ptowpt legish. rej
action upon the q ; "oa lei'ort
the country. .It made n.ar.y de
monstrations of a hearty Wi.lig
aese to dispose of business, sad
for a short time it seemed prob
able that it was really In earnest.
The financial the manufacturing,
the commercial and the agricul
tural energies of the whole coun
try, were depressed, and business
enterprise of all kinds was eagerly
waiting- for the establishment of a
permanent policy which eonld be
made the basis of safe action in
the future. The people . were in
clined to . be hopeful and confid
ing. They had patiently waited
for the final completion of the)
measures which the war bad ren
dered necessary, and which the
resistance of the Democratic party
had so long postponed; and they
confidently looked to the Forty-
first Congress to , complete the
work without further delay.
They believed, and with justice.
that there were no longer any se
rious obstacles in the way, and
that Congress could easily accom-
push Its work in tune to allow the
enterprise of the country to flaw
in its natural channels, with a
controling majority ' In both
Houses, and with a political repu
tation almost unequalled, .the Ee
publican party had what may bo
justly termed a splendid oppor
tunity. It has only to address it
self to the work before it with en
ergy and wisdom, and to cake
practical response to the wishes of
the country, to attract to the par
ty even greater strength than was)
displayed in the campaign of 1363.
We are sorry to add, thnt the re
sult thus &i 1m "i,imtL UuS better
than a general disappointment of
the Hopes which were Indulged.
For nearly six months Congress
has trifled with the people, until
there is danger that the party it
self will be made to cr for the
dilatorinessof its representatives.
Instead or adopting - a wise ana
well-considered course of action.
Congress has frittered away month
after month of precious time in
dreary and profitless debate; it has
allowed itself to be diverted from
the essential work before it to
the consideration of thousand
paltry schemes of legislation; it
has spent weeks upon a struggle
between local -interests over a
tariff bill a bill which ought not
to have been introduced, and
which there'was never sny pros
pect of passing from the begin
ning; it has paltered with an over
whelming popular demand for re
lief from excessive burdens of
taxation, and has almost entirely
fulled to suggest any well-digested
and symmetrical financial policy.
Meanwhile, the time has passed
by for the inauguration of new
enterprises for the current year;
labor Is sorely depressed; trade
is paralyzed) capital is Idle, and
stagnation prevails in almost every
branch of business. Those who
are accustomed to feel the politi
cal pulse of the people detect un
mistakable signs of dissatisfaction.
There is grave danger that the
Republican party, six months ago
strong and full of vigor, will find
Itself materially weakened by tho
Inefficiency of Congress. It is
unaccountable that our representa
tives do not see the mischief
which must inevitably accrue from
their do-nothing tactics. The
people are fast losing patience.
and, unless Congress makes hast
to retrieve iu error, they will be
liKciyto visit the remissness of
Republican Legislatures upon the
party itself.
In the interests, therefore, of all
Republicans, we appeal to the ma
jority in Congress to address)
themselves dilligently to the work
in hand, and to make the only
amends In their power for the neg
lect of the past It Is not yet too
late to make some show of dillt
gence and a business-like spirit,
and thus to save the party from tb ,
mischievous results which other-,
wise will surely follow. We urge
our representatives to be active In
committee; to discourage ' unne
cessary debate; to forego idle
speech-making, and to loose no
more precious time in dealing
with the vast interests at stake I
If this be done, faithfully and la .
proper spirit, the -people will yet
sustain Congress is tie approach
ing November e' -ctione; but if
the remainder of tho "ssioa ia
frittered away, we frani.hr admit
our misgivinars as to the future.
Ws learn verbally that JnA?
Brown (the new Judge for this dla- "
triot) has announced his purpose to
hold the regular trm of tha c;ipnt
Omrt at this place, commencing oa
Monday, the 13th of Jnn
Parties litlnnt un i..f:
and witnesses, should
thetime.-Uiiid r0. Gazette.
Ws hear or two uumm. i.m
in this part of the county, by coll
ed citizens, during the pist w
one near Palestine, and the oth"V I
uib neignoomood of Col.ua. H
jariy irom tsolton wss bron t ta
ailonSundav; thr ' -
ur wok wuit woods at-
Gazette.

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