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VOL. V.
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY MORNING,-JUNE 11, 1870.
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THE WEEKLY HERALD
ornaAL journal or wabrex cd.
AH D CITY Of VICK8BUBQ.
JAB. HI. IWMM, Pabllahar.
WlH. B. SPEAKS, EIM.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 4,' 1870.
I rrom tha Hew York ClUten.
THE HER.1IO.U.
BY J. El'QKXE BUTLER.
When a tiara la Iby bcantjr I kneol,
At qiuxn-ltka Uiou tiltt.t alone.
Anil, muic iron ihg raptura I ml,
I oaa ine, l.ut no leeliun nuke known,
If thou known Hie IIioukiiu Hint arlsu,
And the love ninth I. burning Inuv.
Thou wouMit ralia not tliydark, dreamy
eyct
From ibox that would look but on Uuo.
Jllfl tho )oy of the light, wavy ilanro,
When dTllnif Din ilihtu ihonn alnivo,
IbavopuMdlhelonicniidilln alrauca,
While Uilxklnf ol thee audof lore;
And nyajrina dlo tby lairum auibrauo,
Af w tiied ihrotiKh the xnr, li'.uirlng
crowd.
And I thought thou 'llcl-t celn mi lare
What 1 would but dan not have avowoil.
1 hava hopad la the day and tho niiiht,
1 have watched by the noon Mi'i thu tun,
AndUe vulun which dwelt In niy night,
And tho being I boned for are one:
But 'In only at night when I wnke
rrom .lumber whore dreams were or
thee;
That all dread dolh my bot oro foraaaa,
And I deem that thou Uilaant of me.
The chaugo ia the system of la
bor especially in tho cotton States
a a rcaultof the war, entails some
changes lu cultivatioa which have
an injurious teudency.
It is well known that our cotton
crop Is much later sinco thau be
fore the war. We have heard this
attributed sometimes to climatic
changes. We believe this is wrong
and that the cause is chiefly the re
sult of the change iu the labor
system.
and fifteen years ago cotton
was planted as early as March 25th
bloomed by Juue 15tb and picking
commenced as early as July loth,
oottou being iu market by July 17th
to 2Qth.
Now cotton is planted from the
lOih of April to the 15th of May,
blooms not before July 1st, and
.picking Is hardly commenced be
fore the last of August, the new
cotton reaching market hardly be
fore August 25th. Here is a full
diffcronco of one mouth, and the
toudqucy, we foar, is to a later in
stead of an earlier crop. The con
sequence of IhiB backwardness is
that thero is more danger of tho
worm injury to the crop as well as
(as has been the case the past sea
sons,) of the open cotton In tho
4lold, being lost by the destructive
influence of the early winter rains.
And this is not all, but there is
anothor item worth consideration.
The 3.000,000 bales of cotton are
valued at $300,000,000 and the value
of that amount for oue mouth (the
time for which its use is lost) at six
percent is one million live hundred
thousand dollars.
These are direct consequences of
the deficiency and tardiness of la
bor, but the indirect result can
hardly be estimated. We bcliovc
that were the crop earlier planted,
more carefully cultivated and push
ed forward with more energy the
results to planter, merchant uud to
all parties would be highly desira
ble. Ok I of the most singular sights
growing out of the war Is a contin
uous lino of peach trees of nearly
flay miles iu length, around Pe
tersburg, and extending toward
Itichmoud. They are growing Iroin
the breastworks thrown up by the
rebel army, and were on the ad
vance line within one hundred
yards of our forces. Having eaten
the fruit while ou duty, they cast
the toed aside, and now they ap
pear iu one continuous line of lorty
five miles of beautiful trees, which
yielded an abuuduut crop the lust
year. Ex.
The Sex of Kugs. Is there
any way of foretelling the sex of
eggs? Yes. When, on examin
ing nn egg, by holding, it between
the eye and the light of the sun,
or of ti candle, the vivifying speck
ia seen exactly on the top; such
an egg, it is said, will produce a
male bird; but if, on the contrary,
the speck be on one side, it will
produce a fcmalo. It is said, also,
that the embryo bird may be dis
tinguished by the shape of the egg ;
ns if the egg is elongated in shape
it will contain a male, but if more
globiilur it will contain a female.
So that if these indications be true,
either sex may be propagated at
pleasure, which is not yet known
to be the ease in any other class of
nuinuil creation, !"o says the
Stock Grower. It is claimed by
physiologists that this question of
sex moy bo pre determined; that
it is governed by laws which, un
derstood and applied, will result
in man's control and direction' of
the matter. We are still learners.
No one knowit all. Ex.
Over 10.000,000 persons have
died of small-pox in Russia since
the befrinnimr of the centurv.
Vaccination is not compulsory In
me wars dominion!.
IfUQClTY Of HADICALian.
We propose to afflict the reader
with fow figures. Figures, it
ii laid, do not lie. If they do not,
they certainly are not connected
In any way with the Radical party,
and a certain Radical, of whom
we at this moment think, has made
a good thing. We should have a
new lexicographer to re-define
words. Patriotism and loyalty
are words which in their original
signification are not at all recog
nizable in the new and more fash
ionablo meaning attached to them.
They mean now h Imply a means
by which money may bo acquired
without giving in return an equiv
alent. Men are loyal now a days
iu proportion to the amount
which they are paid for stieh ser
vice. Loyalty, such as our fore
fathers revered is fossilized. Peo
ple love the Stato only when it is
profitable to do so and no longer.
This thing of fealty through love,
is exploded.' Sensible Radicals
in this new era have established
the priciplo that tho Government
is a huge carcass, npon which
they, by special enactment and
provision, as vultures, arc alone
permitted to feed. They exer
cise their special prerogative to
the fullest extent. There is no
point suggestive of profit and
plunder that is not by them close
ly scrutinized. Modesty is not in
the Radical vocabulary. There is
not one of that political complex
ion who would not wrangle over
the acquisition of the coppers
which crushed down the lids over
his dead mothers eyes. Thero is
but one Qod, and Radicalism has
declared that the God of that par
ty is money. They arc tho most
devout people on earth. From
early morn until dewy eve they
pay homiigo nnd ceaseless do vo
lion to their deity. Contempla
tions upon after death responsi-
nlity arc considered too impious
to bo indulged in. Accounta
bility to the God of nations and
nature is of minor consideration
beside the acquisition of money.
The nation has not u single teat
or semblance of a teat which ten
thousand famished pairs of loyal
lips do not seek to clasp.
Hut to our figures. . Our corres
pondent in Jackson, yesterday,
announced that Messrs. Fisher
and Kimball had presented a bill
for printing, of eight thousand
dollars, of which thero was one
item of seventeen hundred dollars
for printing five thousand copies
of the State Constitution and Uni
ted States Constitution, bound in
pamphlet form. We simply pro
mise, this morning, to look at the
ono item ol seventeen hundred
dollars. Let us seo what arc the
profits of Messrs. Kimball it Fish
er, iniial Kadieul Mate printers, in
this one little item.
Kor It they are to receive 17m) U)
The cost of the work is as fol
lows:
There were, ny, !) em tn
uie , and ODp.itM, the
number In tn pamphlet,
will innke K0,bu ra, at un
rcnlml Wl lur tutiiii up.i, (00 lb
Voi i lie prtKr iion wliii-liti
print Uio urt Auu rwuim ... IS m
I'roi work u same 4 Mil
Blading -ame U Ul
Kor tho remaining 4.500 there
til 4?
i iitiuii'i, inn noove amount
le In each &l tho i'O-i nl
comMiuon or tinting ol
ope which it i'.H is ia
I'jO 41, biMiiir Ml multiplied
by 9, waking T,'i 00
Total cost :i;u is- rs is
Which taken rrom the above leaves a
oliur prom if 1132V M
which isovcr THREE HUNDRED
AND SIXTY per cent, prolii upon
cost. In other words, for every
dollar spent in this work then: is a
return of FOUR DOLLARS AND
SIXTY CENTS, and a fraction
over. Where is the man in any
legitimate employment who re
ceives one-tenth of this amount.
Now we would have done this
work for less that five hundred
dollars, and so would have any
other decent paper In tho
State, and a good living pro
fit would havo been secured. Yet
these harpies fleece the pooplo
out of full twelve hundred dol
lars over and above cost and fair
per crfntago upon this ono littlo
item. If thirteen hundred dollars
jirolit arc to be made upon every
three hundred and seventy spent
by the State Printers for State
printing, how long, with tho im
mense amount of work given
them, before they will irrecovera
bly bankrupt the Stato? Can there
be a greater swindle than this? And
who is to pay the cost? The white
Democrats of the State. There are
In this county six thousand male
negroes, all voters, and they,
with a few miserable, office-seeking
whites, constitute the Radical
party. From this mass of beings
not five hundred dollars of taxes
have been or will ever be collect
ed. The same thing is true of
every county in the State. The
negroes pay no taxes. The now
defunct Sheriff of this county, one
year ago, when conversing upon
this very subject, said he did not
intend to attempt the forciblo col
lection of taxes from the negroes,
because it would injure the par
ty. The negroes tax tho whites
and tinpi'iuciplcd carpet-baggers
steal the money by such schemes
as this just exposed. Yet there
are men who talk about tho pro
priety of going over to the Alcorn
party. Will Alcorn dare to veto
this bill? Where is Alcorn's party?
He dues not dare to raise his lin
ger in opposition to tho corrupt
faction of which lie is ruler, and
it is cowardly to desert the people
ind sustain any suck man or
party. Honest men, true men
who love their people and State,
dare not do it. Yet there are
creatures wiio preach the policy
of sustaining Alcorn's adminis
trutioQ. Out npon such cowards
and purchasable sycophants.
Some of tno newspapers are
criticising General Grunt's gram
mar in his late neutrality procla
mation. It seems now that the
telegraphers nnd not the Presi
dent were blamable. As these pa
pers, usually say tho worst they
can about tho President it is en
couraging to know, however, that
thev have no more serious fault
than a grammatical error to charge
him with. IN. Y. Hernld.
But, Mr. Bennett, have they not
a few more "serious faults" with
which to chargoliim? What of
his acceptance of valuable pres
ents, houses, lots, money, dogs,
cigars, brandies, wines, fce., and
his appointment of the donors to
lucrative ollices? What of his
San Domingo speculation, which
ho in person endeuvored to lobby
through? What of his sudden
and tcccra intlixjioailioti from in
dulging in the euliwj of a few
ttrawherrie f What of his In
dian policy? What of his treat
ment of struggling Cuba? What
of the heurtlessness manifested
by him at thu death of Ilnwlings,
the man who made him? What
of the profligacy and extrava
gance of his administration?
What of his absenting him
self from his legitimate duties
to electioneer in the late local elec
tions of Pennsylvania? What of
his showeringollicc upon worthless
and incompetent members of his
family? What of his forcing his
way over a railroad, recently, as a
"dead head ?"' What of his sanc
tion of thu odious measures inau
gurated iu .Georgia? What of his
drunkenness, stupidity, stolidity,
venality, duinlerhcadcducss, cor
ruptness, incapacity, social equal
ity procllvitives, utter worthless
ucss, and general and indefensible
"cussedncss?" What of his em
ploying a corps of array surgeons,
to the neglect of their proper du
ties, to dissect his defunct Morgan
marc Ada,' and make a chemical
analysis of the contents of her
sloruach? In other words, what
is there about him commendable,
or not deserving the execration
and malediction of the nation ?
As to the present severe and
agitating contest U-twecn Furlong
and Raymond for tho Shriuvealty
of Wurrcn county, wo have only
to say that, as Col. Furlong has
uot only become well and thor
oughly conversant with hisojlkial
duties, but has, it is likely, some
what satisfied a natural, inordinato
craving for public plunder, we
thcrcforo seriously object to the
induction of a new incumbent
into this important and vastly
profitable oillco who must,
in the nature of things,
bring to his aid for gain
the vigor and freshness of an
unsatisfied ami gigantic yearning
for tho prospective "loaves and
fishes." Not that we would think
for a moment that anything is to
be apprehended from Mr. Ray
mond's dishonesty, but then, Self
is the god of the Radical party,
and we Judge him, and all of his
ilk, by his party's record. There
fore we bewail the fresh invasion
now threatened oar pockets.
TEKKIBLS TBACCVY.
from the BaahvUls Banner. Kay it
One of the most sanguinary
deeds growing our of jealously,
and one of the highest exhibitions
of female courage we have seen
any account for many a day, oc
curred a fow days since near the
East Tennessee lino, in the edge
of North Carolina, bordering on
Blount county. The account
which we abbreviute from the
several reports seems miraculous
and extravagant The parties rep
resented are said to be creditable
and respectable.
It appears that the wife of Jas.
Davenport became jealous of a
young girl named Kate Jackson,
represented as being quite hand
some and lovable. Quarrels aud
contentions were fierce and fre
quent between the two ladies
aforesaid.
Ou the day of the fatal collision,
it appears that Miss Kate Jackson,
in company w ith her married sis
tor, Mrs. DeArmand, passed the
residence of the Davenport family.
As soon ns the sisters were dis
covered on the road, the Duven-
ports, six in number, comprising
tho mother, three daughters, two
of them grown, nnd two sous, the
eldest about 18 years old, rallied
in force, and set out in vigorous
pursuit of the defenseless sisters.
The trail was continued until the
sisters hud nearly reached the
Tcuuessee line. Here the Daven
port brothers, by a military move
ment, Btrategctically Hanked them,
and presented a front armed with
sticks and stones. This caused
Kate and her sister first to halt
and then to attempt to retract
their steps. But upon attempting
to retreat they were confronted by
Mrs. Davenport aud her three
daughters similarly armed, who
demanded Mrs. DeArmand to
get out of her Way, as they
intended to kill Kate. Instead
of obeying this militia order,
Mrs. DeA. made preparations to
defend her sister, l'oung Daven
port, the elder son, seeing this op
position to. his order, at oucc let
go a stouu at her, which took
etreet on her bead, breaking her
skull and prostrating her lifeless
ou the ground.
the heroic Kate was thus, at
the outset of tho engagement, left
to (letend lierselt. bhe rallied
and maintained her lino by indis
criminately hurlinir upon the at
tacking party such flinty missiles
as enmu opportune to lier. Oue
of these siiots took immediuto ef-
lect upon the elder Davenport
boy, slitting one side of his lace,
and placing imn hor tlu combat,
Turning her attention then to the
maternal head of the Davenport
lumily, she directed a stone against
her head, that inflicted n severe
wound, ami laid her sprawling on
the Held. This accomplished, tho
urave girl slowly loll buck to a
position where she could supply
herself wi'.ii the necessary mnnitr
uition. This point obtained, and being
still liesieged, she again discharg
ed a shot, aud another of tho Dav
enport bovs wilted. Then the
Davenport girls rallied and made
a desperate chnrge upon her with
ciuds ami stones, mulcting serious
wounds, but uot succeeding in
getting her down. Just at this
crisis Kate, hard pressed as she
was, and having no time to stoop
to gather rocks to dctend herself.
extricated from her pockets n small
peii-kuile, inuuHiirti1? about six
inches in the blade, and commenced
an indiscriminate and very wild
and general cutting and slashing
at the combined Davenport girls
surrounding her. The result of
the fearful frenzy on the part of
Kate was seriously determined to
the well being of the Davenport
fomnlcs. Two of them received
serious slashes from the weapon
she wielded, one of them drop.
ping on the field from the loss of
blood let flooding from the knife,
and the other seriously disabled
us to be a fit subject for hospital
practice.
This unexpected result con
tributed materially to tho with
drawal of tho remaining Daven
port besieging party, who quietly
removed their disabled from the
field; leaving the heroic Kate
master of the situation.
The casualties sustained in this
engagement only amount to the
death of Mrs. DeArmand. with
the probability that elder Miss
Davenport will die, and the crip
pling for life of tho Davenport
family.
Kate Jackson was less injured
than any one engaged in the
fight, and was able to curry her
dead sister home after the battle
closed.
In 1813 thero were oniv about
1G miles of railroad in Russia.
Now the lines finished and ap
proved for construction bv the
Government, give Russia a rail
way system of 14,388 versts. Of
tho 11,108 versts completed or
building at the commencement of
18C9, 2,280 versts belonged to
Stato railways and 8,822 versts to
private companies. A verst it
about two-thirds of an Englfeh
mile. ' '
WaraU mm tits "leal QataetUa.
The Now Orleans Pissvnne in the
count of soma very sensible talk
for planters, takes np the question
of meat
It declares that to-dsr we And
meats relatively decrtr. even than
cotton lUell. Port which sold In
I860, for (15 and .16 per barrel,
now commands about $30 6031
and will go much higher. Lard,
wuicn formerly Drought lUU)jc.
'r pounu now sent at inc. iieef
its advanced mora than on hnn.
dred per cent Many of onr plant
ers are Inclined to view theio high
prices aa us retail or combina
tion of RDtculative influences, and
hope to tee a speedy reduction ai
any time. In thlt they are tadly
mistaken. There mav bt an effect.
ive local combination occasionally,
uu uis general mcreaaea value of
the meat food Is due to the uma
causs as the advance on oottou ; that
ia, me ueniand outstripping the
supply. The returot of the Airri.
cultural Bureau show that the num
ber of boeve, awlne and thcen It
enormously reduced below the
proper ratio to the population. Ce
reals have been telling at enhanced
value, which dm discouraged stock
raiting, until the meat question bat
become one of teiiout import, not
ouly to the South, but the whole
country. The American people
are particularly fond of animal
food, and while population has
roue on Increasing, the produc
tion of meat has been almost sta
tionery. It. will take several years to re
duce their relative cost, even should
every meant be retorted to in or
der to iucreaae tht supply.
unuer tneae circumstances it be-
boovtt the Southern planter! to at
once appiy memtetvet to tbs work
or hock raising, mere is every
advantage with them, former inn.
positioni to the contrary notwith
standing, llie experience of the
iato war demonstrated that as flue
bacon can be put up in the South
ern States at that comes from the
Weit. The proa-rest of icience hat
removed all climatic dimcultlei lu
the way of packing on an exteutlve
acale. The refrigeratiutr process
bat. prolonged the packing season
through the entire year. In a
warehouse where the temperature
is at a very small cost reduced to
any desired poiut, packing may be
at thoroughly doue beneath the
equator, at in the frozen regioni of
Alaska, bui a ihort time tlnce It
wai deemed ntoessary to drive the
beef cattle of Texas up to Chicago,
In order that they might be lately
packed. To-day the finest beef is
being put up ou the very borders of
Mexico. In fact, ws deem tbe time
at not far distant when Missouri,
Indiana and Illluolt will find for
midable pork packing competitor
In Louisiana aud Texas.
The UDncr nortlon of our awn
State and Western Texas must toou
produce host In abundance; but it
it not our design to encourage bog
raising in particular localities. Wt I
dosir to tee It aim oat universal
over the cotton Statet. A pound
of good bacon will cost the planter
this lummer 20 cents. It will take
exactly oue pouud of hit bett cot
ton In exchange. There are few
who will uot agree with ut that tbe
former can be more easily and
cheaply raised than tho lattor. If
the cotton crop should be increased,
prices will fall in proportion ; but
we may ucpena upon it that the
cost of provisions will be loug iu
nnuing me oiu level. Let our
country friends bear in mind that a
couple of litters of nliri costs them
all tin cotton that a good hand cau
prouueo on the best alluvial land
hie nuuTAnr otkengts of
Euuon. A Berlin letter to the
New York Herald gives tho fol
lowing figures of the chief conti
nental armies:
'Austria, peace establishment,
278,480; war strength, 838,700;
available, on nn actual outbreak
of hostilities, 300,000. Prussia,
pence establishment, 726,000; war
strength, 1,266,000: available,
on an actual outbreak of hostili
ties, 300,000, for observation on
the Western frontier. Italy, peace
establishment, 173,000 ; field army,
425,000; war strength, 620.000;
available on an actual outbreak
of hostilities. 200.000. France.
peace establishment, 414,632; field
army, 647.271 ; war strength, 1,-
350,000; available, on an actual
outbreak of holtilities, 370,000.
North Germany, peace establish
ment, 115,526; field army, 550,903;
war strength, 944,321 ; available,
on an actual outbreak of hostil
ities, 546,000. South Germany,
66,540; field army, 17,406; war
strength, 134,406; available, on an
nettial outbreak of hostilities, 107,
000.
A CoNKKiinu.iTB States Com
MisKioNKK Rkooonpzku. In a re
cent suit tt lluntsvi o. n nrntcst
made by a Confederate States no
fury In 1861, coming iuto consid
eration, Judge Busload decided
on the authority of Thoriugton vs.
lfuiley, that acts done by persons
in States which were in antago
nism toihe United States Govern
ment, If regular nnd authorized
by tbe power regnant, must be re
cognized as legal, provided those
acts were not dono in aid of the
rebellion. He said that the notary
public, the postmasters and mail
carriers In question were regular,
and authorized by the power reg
nant and tboir acts in the premises
did not, in any manner, affect th
issues between the Government of
tbe United States and the Con
federate States.
Ws clip the following from the f
Clnciinati Gazette, on of the 1
most Intensely Radical iheett pub
lished In tbe United States. Wt find
that' tbe tame sentiments are ex
pressed by many other leading and
prominent Radicals; at tho fcorth,
There is a growing disgust at the
fruits of Radical Reconstruction.
The , offieeholding leaders of. Utat
party are beginning to discover
that the old prejudice! with whlcn
the party was once cemented, tor
gether are beginning to lose their
influoncc There la too sncn. of
tbe sickening '.and disgusting: in
the results of this; scheme' as ap
plied to tho South. , It Las'openil
too wide the door for- corruption
and ignorance, and hence decent
aud conscientious men of all classes
are beginning to cry out against it
Says the Gazttte; : ' ' ' : '
But we are met by a ptcture"of
tho heinousncss of the prime of re
bellion, and are told that to grant
amnesty to rebels is to become ac
cessories after the fact to the mur
der of oor soldiers. And, further
more, we are frightened with the
bugaboo that if tbe disabilities are
removed Jefferson Davis and John
C. Brccklnridgo wIlV be Lock "in
the Senate. 1 '" ' '
This la a fearful anti-climax.
The gigantic crime of the rebel'
lion against the best Government
the sun ever shone on a, crime
which our much-strained orators
were wont to say )s the greatest
tince the cruciflxon the . mur
der of a quarter of a million of our
soldiers all taken-. satisfactory
vengeance upon by excluding Jef
ferson Davis and JobnC. Breckin
ridge from tho Senate f It is like
the regime of vengeance brought
in by Andrew Johnson, who for a
month bellowed to admiring dele
gations retribution upon traitors,
and thon exhausted it oil in a re
quirement that Jefferson Davis
should be tried by a Jury, which
must unavoidably be made up of
his confederates.
It seems to us thnt any scale of
justice adequate to tnls now was
abandoned wbon Lincoln and
Grant granted terms of capitula
tion to tho rebel armies, which
amnestied in terms all tho fighting
men of the rebellion. To go
around after that, picking up civil
ians and stragglers to administer
justice upon, is rather a imaU
business.
Aud besides, we find it impossl
bio to be scared by the prospective
return or Jefferson Davis and John
C. Breckinridge to the Senate.
More than that, we say let them
come. We would as lief have
John C. Breckinridge as any
other Kentucky Democrat. We
believe him preforablo to many
who practiced Kentucky neutrali
ty, and who somehow fancied that
they conquered, and ore anxious
to continue the rebellion. Breck
inridge tried It thoroughly and
ornveiy, ana Das had enough ; nnd
we see nothing in his conduct to
indicate anything else than' a do-
sire to repair the destruction
caused by tho war to his own for
tunes nnd those of tbe common
wealth.
True, he will probable continue
his relations with the Democratic
party. But if by fidelity to our
slain soldiers we mean the exclu
sion of Democrats from Congress,
let it be distinctly said. And if we
do not mean this, let us recognize
the distinction
So it is probable thnt Jefferson
Davis will continue his Democra
tic partisanship. He could bot
be elected Senator from Missis
sippi unless a Democratic Legis
lature were elected. If there be a
charm in his name that would elect
a Democratic Legislature, if bis
disability were removed, It would
anyhow; for his disfranchisement
gives him even n stronger hold
upon the sympathies of the South
ern people. If this be the case.
we must stand it; for there was no
way to prevent but by hanging
him. That could not be done
andor any trial by civil law. We
enjoyed in song bis hanging on a
sour apple tree; but in point of
fact tue terms granted br L ucoln
ana orant at tno rebel capitula
tion gave iminuutty from nunish-
meut to all tho fighting men ; and
after that it would have been Iwth
mean and unjust to impose severer
terms on non-combatants.
But If we are to have a Demo
crat for Senator from Mississippi,
it is not morally certain that we
shall have one who fully sympa
thized with secession aud'aiJcd it?
And if so, we would as lief have
Jefferson Davis as any other. Flis
ability is unquestioned. He has
large experience in the affairs of
our Government The Senate
needs such members. The leading
Southern members were alwsys j
good watchmen of the pubiio
treasury. That is what is most
needed now. The debasement of
the Senate both by the number of
Senators who lack that clement of
responsibility which is made by
adequate constituencies, and br
the number of those whose, posi-
uosj is so temporary ana unnatural
that it lacks all the elements of tq-
J
sponsil
10 P
si, t':
country t i t t.iof i
f tiroes that wo..: I ; -cso t n. '
This is bow the : at prs: t,4
patriotism. - - . '
The convict Son ' n f
npon the pallia e. . i i. ..t i
periment of govf tl 1 1 -Item
States fey ost.. t "" .t
body, qJ tax lyera aidail t a,
who, under the rnwral cc';j.
tiobav cam Into tin sdmlnLtra- -
tionof government. a;i, by foist
ing over them NorU.. 'ii.;ounrr
freedmenV bureau :..n, and ',.!
most Ignnorant of the nulives, b .a.
worked .badly, and that the ; r
yices of the fonncr governing ele
ments are needed for the ptotco
lion of the people, ..The name of
loyalty is. too dear, at tue cost or
ouch a system of plunder, as, ot
example, that tn boui H Carolina,
uncicr an vmo carper tinker. ,
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TM -VsntWBi '"Qs Yti.
About to Commit MjiTn:Mont-i
A letter from Anna Cora Moifatt
Ritchie, dated. London. April 21,
to. the Sari, Francisco Chronicle,
says: It is reported that Queen
Victoria is about ten bestow her
hand oil a Prinae of the' House of
8ohleswig Holstinnr A neat rela
tive of Prince Christian 1 men
tioned 'as the favored suitor Tho
Queen's partiality to Trite Curls.
nan. is wen,, . jenown.. imieea, it
said that it .was the baud of lift
Majesty, and not of. net daughter,
whom . Prince Christian songlit,
and the Queer, la 'refusing' him,
bade bint transfer his a.Tcctidns t
her favorite daughter; ' Be it To
mcmbcred that Prince. Chrlatiaa'i
years were far more suited, to ft
union wttn the motuer. At aU
events tho Queen overwhelmed
the .Prince, with mnrk of dlstino
.1 a . -t . t - '
uon, anu groauy exciieu nor En
glish subjects by conferring upon
mm tne uue or "itoyai uighness,
and further roused their Indigna
tion by placing him In a position
of equality with the highest offi
cers of the English army, where,
the English, think' the ( German
Prince has no right to any footing
whatever. . Bat to rctsruto her
Majesty's prospective marriage.
We have not yet heard the .name
of the mysterious Individual who
solicits, and is, to say, very likely
to win the soft white hand of
Queen Victoria, but there is lit'Ja
doubt that England would rejoice
over any event which drew her
rrom her long and persistant e
elusion. '- ' ' ' .
"Ecoxoiuf" cndeb Grant's Ao
mxisTJUTioir. The House debate
on the naval appropriation bill
fumjshes some beautiful Illustra
tions of that "economy" which
was promised to the country oa
the result of Grant'a election. Mr.
Dawes, lato radical stamper la
New Hampshire, showed that the
annual expenditure required to
keep the American navy in repair
is at tho rate of 8000 per man, as
against 860 per man expended oa
the navy of Great Britain. Xha
fact that there has not been a
more hopelessly ,. corrupt and
wasteful department in Groat Brit
ain than the admiralty, as tha
New York Times remarks, brings
the extravagance of our own sys
tem into still stronger rcliof. rf
. Mr. Beck, democrat, of Ken
tucky, further astonlsljcl taa
bouse by some facta and figure.
He was prepared to show that the
nary department had expended,
within the fiscal year, thirty-eight
millions of dollars, making an ex
cess of expenditures over the ap
propriation of twenty-one million
of dollars. This surplus amount
was used from the proceeds of
sales of government property. In
the treasury department, there
were sixteen hundred more em
ployees than tho law allowed, ba.
iog an increase of six hundred
over the illegal excess in ApriL
1869. Two millions of doUarii
nearly were required to pay thesa
yearly salaries. Two mUllont of
dollars nearly were required to pay
these yearly salaries. The pre.
tense, said Mr. Beck, that tho
government is being economically
administered is a fraud and a cheat.
Pattbbsob. N. J... Juns 1
frightful railroad aocideut oecurrsl
this morning about two miies sua
a halt from thit place. The con
struction train on the Delawaiv,
Laekawana and Western railroad
was precipitated from the tresUa
bridge thirty feet high, a aeveral
were loitamly killed ? i wounded.
becona dispatch T road maa.
tor, carpenter! Cnnu e.11 and tlx
others (carpenters) were instantly
killed iu an accUont to a construc
tion train. Between thlrtv arv.1
fortv workmen were shockingly
mutilated. The scene bailies de
scriptios. Many men were buried
In Uie rams. Jloans and erlot fcJ
tfaS Sir. . ,
If tlie amount of the d It of
the United States was token to
greenback dollars, which are nkmfc
even inches long, and hli cud to
end in a continuous Has it wonl
reach the distance of two hundi r 1
and fifty thousand miles, or t-::i
times rotuul lie earth, or ten r; "
mora than the distance f
earth to lh moon. 1
for t!r:U?

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