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VOL. VI.
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 10, 1870.
THE WEEKLY HERALD
nrriUAL journal of waeren to
AMD CITY Of VICE3BU BQ.
JAS. 81. IWOBMi PaklUhcr.
WII. H. irEABS, E4H.
SATURDAY AUG. 3, 1870.
"To the South the Chinese arc a
timely gift from Heaven."
So says the Selma Times. That
journal is led to this declaration in
commenting upon the fact that
the Messrs. Stanton have intro
duced several hundred of these
people into Alabama as railroad
laborers.
To our judgment, "the Chinese
are a most untimely gift from
Hell." The lice to Egypt and the
carpet bagger to the oppressed
South, were not more ruinous than
will the Chinese prove to us. Our
land is already cursed by igno
rance, and suiters dreadfully under
the goading rulo of a low type of
humanity. With the injury which
has come upon us from the pres
ence of the negro in his present
attitude, we cannot conceive how
a sane people can declare the in
troduction and permanent domi
clliatiosvof a yet more brutal and
degrades class of human beings
in this land which we are labori
ously striving to restore to its le
gitimate ptoprietors, the whites, a
blessing. This laud was not given to
us to transfer in a few years to such
creatures as the Chinese. Let
such lands as we have not the labor
Jiecessary to cultivate, lie idle.
We have too much land in cultiva
tion as it is. If much of the land
now cultivated was "turned out to
rest" for a few years, and that
retained better cultivated, our
crop would be equally as great.
The time has come when
our lands jnust be owned
and cultivated by the "small
planter." "Big plantations"
are now the curse of the
country. Let them be cut up and
sold to the "small planters." The
possession of lands never made a
nation rich yet. It is the pres
ence of people who cultivate
from whence comes national
wealth, and power and greatnesss.
But national wealth and greatness
will never come from the introduc
tion of such people as the Chinese.
He Is brought here solely in the
interest of the capitalists and the
proprietor of large bodies of
land and will tend to perpet
uate the system of "big plan
tations." And so long as this
is done will the progress of the
country in the path of prosper
ity be retarded. When the owners
of large bodies of land are satisfied
that they can no longer procure a
sufficient supply of controllable
labor, then will they be willing to
divide their land and sell, and
when that is once commenced,
then will a people, who will be an
ornament and a support to any
nation white men and worship
pers of the true God! rush eager
ly to us, purchase homesteads and
becomo permanent citizens, fully
identified with us in race, senti
ment and religion. Until that is
done, we will contiuue to drag
on as we arc.
We do not think any greater
curse can befall a people thau to
bring among them such creatures
as the Chinese. IK California,
where they have been for many
years, the strongest enmity is en
tertained towards them.
The Selma Times says :
"Sometime since, one of our co
temporaries said it was half ready
to forgive Stanton for the menus
he used to secure the passage
through the Legislature of his
famous 82,000,000 bill, in consid
eration of his introduction of Cni
ncse labor into the State."
Ho had better, by far, have
robbed tho State of the entire 82,
000,000 than have done what he
has. He cannot possibly do the
people of Alabama, and in fact
of the entire South, a greater and
more deplorable injury than the
one of which he has just been
guilty of in bringing to us the peo
ple which he has now employed in
the construction of his railroads.
The Chinese will come. Capi
talists can control the matter, and
it is to their interest to have them
come, but it is nevertheless a na
tional calamity, which cannot too
soon be checked.
Montvale Springs, East Tenn.,)
August 30, 1870
Mb. Editor: I will not adopt
the usual course pursued by letter
writers, and preface this with an
apology for obtruding myself upon
your readers, but will go at once
into a brief, detailed account of
ray trarels since wo parted.
About three weeks ago I loft
Vicksburg to seek a cooler and
more retired place among the
mountains.
Having some business in Mem
phis, I was detained there a day or
two, but the time was passed very
pleasantly with my acquaintances,
among whom were several of my
old friends and classmates at col
lege, whom I had not seen since we
left the shades of our "Alma .Vo
ter" just about the initiation of
hostilities between the Northern
and Southern sections of our
country in 18."1.
While in Memphis I took occa
sion to examine carefully into the
working of the celebrated Nichol
son pavement, with which the
streets of that city arc laid, and of
which I had beard so much through
the columns of our own local
press.
The result of my investigation
satisfied mo that it is a most ad
mirable pavement; perhaps the
best that has yet been invented,
and it is to be hoped that the day
is not far distant, when this will be
substituted for the dirty, misera
ble, wretched streets that now dis
grace our own civ.
If the people of Vicksburg were
possessed of one half the spirit
and enterprise which seem to
characterize her neighboring
towns, she would soou expand
into the dimensions of a lurgc,
thriving and nourishing metropo
lis, and in a short while would
regulate nud control a very large,
if not the largest proportion of the
gigantic commerce of the Missis
sippi Valley.
Why is it that our people will
not arise in the majesty of their
strength, and shake oil' the lethar
gy which seems to be weighing
upon them liko a nightmare, and
show themselves equal to the ad
vantages with which a kind Provi
dence has blessed them? For it
cannot be gainsaid that Vicks
burg possesses far more natural
advantages than any place on the
Mississippi between St. Louis and
New Orleans, and but for tho in
dolence, apathy and inertia of her
citizens, she would soon outstrip
all of her competitors in the grand
race of material progress and pros
perity. From Memphis I bent my course
to that famous summer retreat,
the Montgomery White Sulphur
Springs. Here a week glided by,
hours seeming like minutes, and
days like hours, so pleasantly did
tho moments wing their flight
There was an elegant company in
attendance of about two hundred,
or two hundred and fifty persons,
principally from Louisiana and
Mississippi. Among the visitors
from our own immediate section
of country, were our well known
citizens, Dr. James C. Newman
and Major George C. W add ill.
with their families.
The spot is indeed beautiful.
The Springs are located in a lovely
valley, through which pursues the
"even tenor of its way," a laugh
ing, babbling brook, the ceaseless
flow of whose melodious warblings
makes music to the car, while all
around in every direction tall and
majestic mountains lift themselves
iu lofty solitude faraway.
During the war the buildings
there were used for Confederate
hospitals, and one evening while
taking n pleasure stroll around the
foot of the mountain, I came upon
a cemetery containing the remains
of the gallant men who had there
died I was particularly impressed
with the a positeness of the spot
selected as the last resting place
of the sleeping dead. The ma
jestic mountains which towered
around seemed like giant senti
nels guarding the approaches to
this repository of sacred dust
which slumbered at their base.
Each grave is marked with a
head board, on which is written
the name of its occupant and the
State and regiment to which he
belonged.
My stay at the Montgomery,
was a pleasant one, and I
regretted that my engagements
necessitated my leaving so soon.
From there I came to this place
with a party of relations and
friends from Knoxvillc. The
scenery around Montvule is equal
ly as grand imposing, and more
picturesque than at tho Mont
gomery. The company here now is rather
small, perhaps not more than fifty
persons, but during most of the
summer there have been from one
hundred and fifty to two huudred
and fifty in constant attendance.
Tho Springs are conveniently loca
ted, being only a few hours ride
from Knoxville, and the accommo
dations are better than I have
ever seen at any place of the
kind. The gentlemanly proprie
tor, Mr. Joseph L King, is un
tiring in his efforts to make his
guests comfortable, and every
possible amusement is furnished
to beguile the tedium of tho pass
ing hours.
The Springs are situated just at
the foot of the Chilbowee moun
tain. On yesterday I took a
stroll to its summit, a distance of
about two miles.
The poverty of language will
prevent my giving anything like
an accurate description of the
gorgeous panorama which is pre
sented to their view from that
lofty elevation. On the east,
range after ran go or alternate
mountains rise in sublime majesty
ouo above tho other, far away
into the glorious old North
State, while on tho west, far as the
eye can reach can be seen the
beautiful valley of the Tennessee,
teeming with its rich fields of
grnin, and dotted here and there
with quiet farm houses, and clus
ters of green trees, which on tho
far olf horizon, are faintly pcrccp
tiblo in dim outline, tho hazy
mountains. 1 never before so
thoroughly realized the truth of
the poets conception.
i '"Tit tllilaooa londi enchantment to tbe
TICW,
And nbw the mountain In IU uure hue.'
I know of nothing so
well calculated to make man
feel his own littleness on
the one hand, or to inspire him
with a profouudcr degree of reve
rential awe towards the divine ar
chitect on the other, than to stand
as I did, solitary and alone on the
summit of some tall mountain
that lifts its ''awful form" in proud
isolation towards Heaven, and
from his lofty position, "view the
audscapc o'er."
I know of no place, Mr. Editor,
more pleasant than this us a sum
mer resort, and I especially com
mend it to the consideration of
those of our citizens who may
hereafter desire to spend the sum
mer months in the mountains.
Judging from recent develop
ments and Into telegrams from
across tho waters, it would seem
that the France-Prussian war is
rapidly approaching its culmina
tion. It is by no means nu easy mat
ter, however, to extract the truth
from the muddy disputches which
have reached us from Europe, but
sulllcient is known, I think, to
show that, thus fur, the fortunes
of war have rested upon the Pius
sian banners. Most naturally the
sympathies of the Southern people
lean towards France in this great
struggle, but it must be candidly
confessed that, except the war re
cently waged by tho North against
tho South in our own country, this
war, on the part of Napoleon, is
tho most gigantic crime of mod
ern times.
It is but too apparent that the
Emperor of tho French as a mili
ta:y chieftain is a decided failure,
and that ho has inherited but little
of the splendid genius of the Cor
sicun, beneath tho reverberating
thunders of whoso artillery all
Europe was once made to trem
ble.
Before bringing this desultory
letter to a close, I will say a word
in reference to the crops. I have
never in my life seen such magnifi
cent fields of corn and grain as I
witnessed along tho entire line of
railway through North Alabama,
East Tennosseo, and Southwestern
Virginia. Tho very earth seems
absolutely to labor beneath the
weight of its luxuriant munificent
yield of cereals. It is very certain
that the people in this section of
country will not sulfur for the sub
stantials of life during the coming
year. More anon.
MEI.NOTTE.
A coititEsroNDKNT of the New
York Herald says that tho colored
cadet, Smith, at West Point, is
again in trouble. "He is just
now in disgrace, being under nr-
rest and confined to his tent.
Thinking himself capable of teach
ing a while cadet politeness, lie
undertook to do so through the
medium of a tin dipper, brought
lown with considerable force on
the latter's head. He sits in his
tout
lU'moto, rricudlcsi, raolauotiolly, tlow.
And this last adjective of the
poet seems quite appropriate to
his case. There is certainly noth
ing promising in his appearance ;
nothing indicating any Promc-
thian spark liable at any tunc to
ignite any river."
TnE Okolona Monitor, of the
27th ult, says:
A few days since, while digging
a well, a Mr. Hubbard, a poor
man, the only support and stay of
a large and helpless family, while
in the act of being drawn up in the
bucket, fell out and was precipi
tated to the bottom of the well
some seventy or eighty feet. His
lifeless form, crushed and man
gled, was recovered from its depths
and burled. Jttre-damp had col
lected in the well, and he was so
sickened by it that his hold to the
rope was relaxed, and hence his
fatal fall.
Tm New York Sun, a Radical
journal, declares the administra
tion ot President to bo a greater
failure than any that ever pre-
cccasa .
I DltrktblrCorreepondnM of X. T. Herall)
ORIENTAL BAKBURITIES-
!IAIL.I!e HOMBEHIHOES Oil A
LIVIKie HAN'S FEET.
The present Pacha is a good
cxamplo of the Turkish Pacha of
tbe old regime. He is a man of
the meanest possible extraction,
having been, it is said, at one time
a private soldier. Destitute of
capacity of any description, una
ble to read his own tcckcrens, or
sign his own name, it seems, at
first, difficult to understand how
be has risen. But having found fa
vor in old times in the eyes of a
former Pacha, ho got some small
office. Once on the official lad
dor, he stolo enough tt buy a
higher post, and then stele more
and bought higher promot.on : and
thus, by regular stages or pecula
tion and corruption, not at last
reached the supreme authority of
the ruslinlic. This is bis history.
It is not wonderful that, under
such a Governor, the province
should decline in prosperity, and
that revolts should bo frequent
Perhaps I have been wrong in say
ing that he bus absolutely no ca
pacity. He has, indeed, two gov
ernmental virtues in the largest
possible measure cruelty and
treachery.
I will give two instances of his
recent exploits in this direction,
which incredible as they may ap
pear, arc perfectly true. About
two years ago there was an ex
tensive revolt in his provhec. For
some weeks the insurgent towns
held their ground, but at last the
Pacha got hold of the rhgleader
and hung him. Upon this a large
town, which had been regularly
invested by the Gowrnment
troops, proposed to ccpitulate.
Its "notables," six in number,
conducted tho negotiation of sur
render, and stipulated oaly "that
they should not be treated as tho
recently executed lealer had
been; implying, of coarse, that
they should not be put .0 death.
1 lie town once in the rosscssion
of the Pacha, he ordercl the six
notables to be led out and shot.
"But," said they, "tho Packs has
promised us our lives.' "No,"
said the Pacha, "I have oily prom
ised that you shall not bs treated
as that other rebel was. Ho was
hung. You shall bo slut" And
the execution took plats. Soon
after the Pacha gave a yet more
horrible illustration of the fiend
ish cruelty of his charaaer.
Another prominent icbel was
captured. The Pachr ordered
horse-shoes to be nailei upon the
bare foot of his victim, and then,
giving him a few yardi start, told
him to ruu for bis life, as the sol
diers would fire at hin. after half a
minute's grace. The poor wretch
endeavored to run away, and as
after the volley he still continued
to run, and as his body could not
be found, it was thought ho had
contrived to escape; but bis re
mains were subsequently dis
covered in some earth hole, where
he had dragged himself to die.
Can such things be1n this nine
teenth century, and u the race or
the noble sentiments Df humanity
and progress periodically pro
claimed to the civilized world
from Stamboul ? Yes, most cer
tainly, in tho interior of Asiatic
Turkey. I can only repeat that
these stories have been given me
on the best possible authority.
This Pacha has, indcc.1, obtained
so continued a reputation for
cruelty that, by a pun upon his
name, even bis own officials have
found a means to indicate his
character. He is a Koord by
birth, and "koort" in Turkish
means a wolf. Instead of saying,
therefore, "Ismail, the Koord,"
by a slight softening of tho last
word, people manage to say, "Is
mail, the oil.
There is another joke among
the Europeans upon h:s ignorance,
which, perhaps, is not very well
founded, but which shows the gen-
:il estimate formed ol his capac
ity. hen tho Lnalish Consul
went home, tho rat-lit, it is said,
asked him to send him through
the mail n steamboat for the navi
gation of tho Tigris. The Pacha
thought the steamboat was like
any other invention of satan, and
could 'expand or contract its di
mensions according tu the4 neces
sities of the case.
There is a story, tliongh, about
the chief Cadi, whici is strictly
true, and which illustrates tho ig
norance of tho hipest officials
here. When tho telegraph line
was open from Unwind to Stam
boul, every city where it rested
sent a congratulatory message
signed by all its principal men, to
the Sultan. The dispatch from
Diarbekir was presented to the
Cadi for his signtture, but he
resolutely refused, alleging seri
ously as his reaion that he
would have nothing to do with a
work of magic, suci intercourse
with evil spirits be.ng expressly
forbidden by the Koran.
A volunteer company has been
organized in Brandon with the
following gentlemen as commit
sioned officers : J. L. McCaskill,
Captain ; T. S. Maxey, First Lieu
tenant; H. H. Balte, Second Lieu
tenant; W.H Maxey, Third Lien
tenant. '-
Hoarlaf mt flakoo.
wimir chronicle the restora
tion of one of tbe lost arts, in the
tuccestfnl experiments which have
oeen made in raising nsn. xnere la
no reason why all onr large rivers
should not be restocked with that
most delightful of all the plteatori-
al tribe, the salmon. Instead of
being a rarity, so that tbe capture
or a single nsn or the kind Is enough
to make a sensation for miles around,
every river might be stocked with
it. Measures have been adopted
recently to Introduce a new variety
of bast Into the Susquehanna, and
oy passing laws to protect them
for a term of five years, it Is hoped
that they will toon multiply to tuch
an extent at to anord a good tup-
piy. lne great difficulty It howev
er, in tne enrorcing or the statutes.
It It eaty to frame ttringent laws.
but not to eaty to compel tbe ob
servance or them.
One of tbe beat, became the mott
dellciout of the fresh water fltb,
next to tbe salmon, It the trout It
it an eaty matter for any one who
nat a pond ortpring water, to ttock
it with trout Thev increase ran-
idlylutize and number also. If
well fed, in three years from the
time of hatching, thev will average
a pound. Any one wbo U food of
angling, knowt that a fish weighing
a pound maket tometnlng of la
splurge when drawn out of the wa
ter. Trout are exceedingly vora-
cioua, and their growth will be in
proportion to tbe opportunity af
forded for the gratification of their
appetite. In "Norrlt, American
Fish Culture" there it a statement
made on the authority of a gentle
man of age and experience in thete
matters, to the effect that he had
bad them weighing four pounds
when four years old, but they had
the run of the spring-house, to tay
nothing of many a tpoonful of
cream, curat, sc., betidet wormt
which the boyt fed to them, cater
pillars' nestt, and the larva) of waspt
and hornets. The mott turpristiiz
retultt have already been gained by
pertont who bave paid attention to
thete Interesting experiment!.
American Engineer.
The Brandon Republican has a
very ludicrous cut representing
Stafford in his regimentals on a
very drunk mule, and Stafford so
ber. How the artist could bave
made such a mistake we can't
imagine ; it is the first time we
ever saw Stafford sober. Oko
lona Monitor.
We learn that J. G. Felton, an
estimable citizen of Prarie Mer
Rouge was on Monday last killed
by a man named Everett No
iiaruoulars nave been yet received.
Monroe (La.) Intelligencer.
Evil and idle words may teem, as
they are ottered, light and trivial
things ; yet if light they are like the
nlamentt or the thistle-down, each
feathery tuft, floating on tbe flight-
ett breeze, bean with it tbe germ of
a noxious weed.
O man I of all fools, a fool with a
gray head It tbe wont fool any
where. With one foot in the grave ;
and another foot on a tandy foun
dation, bow than I depict von, but
by laying to yon, at God tald to the
rich man, "Thou fool 1 a few more
nights and thy toul shall be requir
ed of tbee; and then where art
thou?"
Last week an old man named
John Roberts, commonly known
as the mountain hermit, who has
lived for many years in that por
tion of Mount Washington which
borders on tho three States of
Connecticut, Massachusetts and
New York met with a frightful
death from tho bite of a rattle
snake. Roberts, for years past,
has been in the habit of catching
these reptiles and exhibiting them
in the neighboring towns. Occa
sionally he would allow himself to
be bitten, claiming to possess
a remedy wuicn rendered the
bite perfectly harmless, and, in
deed, if reports of eye wit
nesses arc to be credited, the old
man has proved himself invulncra-
bio to snake bites. Last summer
he was bitten on three different
occasions while handling his
snakes, but after a few days of re
tirement he again appeared, appa
rently as well as before. Mr.
Roberts was a man apparently
over sixty years of age, and pos
sessed of considerable property.
Since tho death of his wife, which
occurred many years ago, he hus
lived a hermit lifo on the moun
tain. Neighbors seldom visited
him, by reason of the vast number
of rattlesnakes with which he was
always surrounded, and which he
allowed to run at large throughout
tho house. Litchfield Enquirer.
A sensation paper has started
the story that on one of the bat
tle fields in Europe, a French vi-
vandier passing some wounded
Prussian soldiers, who calling to
her for water, gave them boiling
oil. The writer should bave
known that no one would believe
any such statement It is too re
volting, and besides bow did the
girl get boiling oil in the midst of
a battle t via sne carry wiu ner
a pocket stover
It depends much upon now we
get into trouble, whether it will be
very aisagreame or enauraoie.
Jonah and Paul were both in a
ttorm. -The first got in by disobe
dience, and round it all but intut
ferable ; the other wat in the path of
duty and round It pleasant. The
angel of God stood by him, and the
everlasting arms were beneath
him.
froa Foamrari Dorat
TEBBEilCB McBAT.
The PrtHdent 6oe$ to XemmrL
and Teddy and Bridget Jiun
LOKO BaAVCK, Anftit Tvnty.iltio.
Mistheb Plummy. Ye mind
that passage of scripture fhich
says "All men are created fraa and
aqual, endowed wid uncertain
ihataiiysouabie rights, among
fhich are life, deliberately pursued
Happiness, and the like. Me
Cusin UHsses said to me on Sun
day, "Teddy, bring me the Bible 1"
Be gorra I thought the man was
crazy, and I didn't know fhether
it was besbt to indulge him in his
wild ravings or not It Brsbt oc
enrred to me he had neglected to
get vaccinated, and that he might
nave caught that cutaueousdis
ease called "repentance," that has
been prevailing to a great extent
at a camp-meeting near here, and
has carried off some of our mosht
hardened sinners. Then I medi
tated that the disease musht have
tuck a moighty firm howled pn
him to cause bim to cry out for
toe Bible so sudden, whin diva
the glance had he given the good
book since the early Dart of his
life, whin he performed in a eirens
on wake days, and attlnded Sun
day School on the Lord's day, at
the suggestion of owld Jesse, who
always "suggitted" such things
to me cousin wid a raw hide. As
I was saying, I feared to give him
the Bible on such short
notice, so I took a leather-covered
book, presented to me cousin
be a Dimmecratwho thought me
cousin deflcienr in a knowledge of
the wording of the Constitution
and the Declaration of Indepen
dence, and some such dead lan
guages, i handed me cousin this
book, fhich ho never saw before,
snd he first thing that shtruck his
eyes was the passage quoted
above, and after reading it he
never knew before that the Bible
contained tuch beautiful language.
ue said It was aqual, in point of
literary merit and convincing ar
gument, to onything in "Claude
Duval" or Graylay's "economical
politics." Then says he till me,
"Terence, have me carriage sad
dled up, and me thrunk and mo
wife packed at an early hour
the morrow, and I will throw off
the cares of office, and go to
Newport to recuperate me ex
hausted energies. The Bible says
all men are entitled to the pur-
shoots of happiness, und I will
?ursue ner, even nnto Rhode
aland. If the people of New
port know their business, as I am
informed they do, and presint me
wid a bethor House than tbe one
we now live in, we shall move
there immediately, and, be our
pretence, give character till the
house. In the language of beau
tiful Franco, "Aw Reservoir."
At an early hour on the follow
ing morning "solitary horseman
might have been seen," in a car
riage wid a valise containing five
bothies of cholera medicine and
cigars enough to kape the bothies
from breaking, and the solitary
horseman's wife, on the way till
the dlppo. As the train moved
off, containing the bead and so
forth of this great nation, Includ
ing the cholera medicine, the
aforesaid head handed me the fol
lowing note, written wid a lead
pencil on a pine shingle : '
To Tcrrcnce McGrant, Assistant
President of the United States :
Sir During tbe three days ab
sence of the Chief Magistrate, and
the absence of the Vice President,
who is unaccountably neglecting
his duties by making speeches in
the West, the cares and responsi
bilities of President will devolve
upon you. You will proceed to
carry out all plans that I may have
inaugurated, and support my
previously expressed opinions in
everything, so far as my plans and
opinions may be known to you.
Lot us bave peace. Bridget has
the key to the wine-cellar.
Ulisses I.
Ony man that has iver been left
in charge of great responsibilities
can imagine me feeling as I wen
did mo way from the dippo till the
cottage on the bache. I ponder
ed over that note till me head
ached, thrying to think fhat plans
he had iver inaugurated, but divil
the won could I think of, except a
plan to get Bonner to prisent him
wid Dexter, fhich didn t appear to
work. Thin I tried to remember
fhat opinion he had ever express
ed, fhich I was expected to main
tain, but divil the opinion could I
bring to mind except those he bad
expressed wid regard to flshky
and cigars. But I gave np thry
ing to fathom the mystery, as I
knew Bridget could see through it
in a minute .Arriving at the cot
tage, I tuck me seat in me cousin's
official chair, and ringing the bell,
I ordered the servant to acquaint
Bridget wid the fact that the As
sistant President would have an
interview wid her. Bridget, wbo
was engaged in the pleasant and
healthy recreation of washing the
back stoop wid soap sods, came in
wid her elpeves rowled np, and
says, till me, says she :
"Teddy, ye sphalpcen, fi.nt a
yesdu;n-rla tl; ,t cl, -'r? f ' .
of ltB-li..V.'3r 'I -s '
ner, or TU busht tlie t -head
like a ripe melon."
Thisfemailis gcUir?d; '
ed at our mock ctxL..U r
racy. ' r
"Mrs. Assbhtant Tr" ' '
says I, "your ignorance of t
sition you occupy, and your !
ranee of the uages of civil.,
ciety is a reasonable exci.
the use of such language t-
Brevet Chief Magistrate, i ..
me by a perusal of that b'.: '
as also your viewt on the ta.L .
This lucions famail rpo 3!
schrnbbing-brush on t'.o i
and handing me a bol d i
soap fhich she had btcs ;
fhich I tashted of before I tl, ,
on tbe supposition that 'X v.
r, she sat down ontilthr r'
shtool and proceeded to ni.r
the signs of the iodise mado
the shingle be me cousin. .
the magnitude of onr po.I.
gradually worked its way tb ru
ber watherfulL a smile iilumlii:..
her Mobile or New Orleans mm,'. .
and her countenance look 1 f
open as navigation. She loo!. I
shwate at me, and says she :
"Teddy, darUn' ofme hai:t, t e
give me for hurting your L... ;
be a promise of a bating, .o
have at lasht rached the L V 1 1
round of tbe ladder of fame. I; : -avldent
to mcself that Co
ulisses means that we shall r
out his plans be giving the v.--
eetly reception In bis tx
Issue tickets at wonce, '
President, and lave the d
meself. Hip hurra! Erin
Branch 1" and this famail .
her shlop-pail bottom sido tm :
danced ejig on it
bo we have decided to usve &
grand reception. Not having on?
money to get cards printed an
nouncing the reception, I thov
of a novel plan. I tuck a pu..
brush and a piece or paste-bow i
and wrote the following In 1. s
letters:
" REOUIAH WAX ELI
RECIPTION AND BIT 01 A DANCE,
THIS XVENIXa,
AT THE PRESIDENTIAL COTTAGE Of
TBS BACHE..
tW No nagers nade apply ta
les accompanied wid white kK.,
Tebbence McGiuxt,
Assistant President.
I tuck this card and piuncd itoa
Bridget's back, and had her wa''c
np and down the streets, and & :i
the hotels during the aithernccs,
and before night Iverybody at tho
Branch was as well poVM
the reception as though r I i
been published in the k,a i ;
seven, o'clock in the eveniag t- ;
doors were thrown opon and t:..;
crowd began to pour in. In ma
nlxt I will tell yes all about it
Yer't in a good state of preser
vation, Tebbence McGhant,
Assistant President
(from tb Sprtnf 9ld (SUM.) BcpuWlcij
Take WaralB Ladickt
The recent revel a t Ion aboui
"Jute" the dark, fibrout bail,
wherewith women endeavor ebf
ly to counterfeit the Inxnrant he&i t
of bair denied them by nature
have been regarded, no dault,
merely tensatlonal, or p?rh'r" " "
product of some misogynio ims Fili
ation. But tbe doubters have na
chance. Thedisgutliug liUia Lutu
that fill the flpres of tho
plant, whether used in massive cL'g
nont or long bunches, are causing "a
lively and by no meant plctuifiz
excitement in variout quart -s.
Finding their way to the hc&2" cf
their barborert, they burrow thcra
until the scalp is raw, and in ,
caact effect the whole nrvont v.
tem and craze the brain. In this
city several women Ue in dansmr of
death from (hit loathsome int-ect ;
one of thete dwellt on liill, mother
on Dwfght ttreet, and the uise&bd
in Itt letter form it quite frequent.
Wilhont any hair-tpllttinz. tU
moral teemt to be that "honesty is
the best policy," in personal adorn
ment as In business ; and Jute clii
nont mutt take their place with ta
poisonous dyes snd lotions cf tla
quacks, at among the Implements
ot fashionable tulclde.
We find the following very -
gestlve and significant scrap in u.
Atlanta (Ua.) Constitution : ,
Damage to Jbops from hrm
Rcnnino at Large. An eOmnf
was made in the fall, iu
county, of the cost cf three:
pigs. They destroyed the pim .
of over two aoretof twoet poU...
estimated, by the crop git!
from another acre, at five bum:,
bushels, worth then II.
timet a man was sent to d.
them out and find tbe holet tux:
the fence and repair them, rctr
ing two hours' work, valued at t
cents per hour, tlxty cents.
Whole eatt of thrc imill hnu
Sola (or tl 50 Moa .
Httlott ...4
The fanatic it nnrl ' V-
course ; but they w i-? ot
spirit submit themselves ' ,
other In the Lc-ri.
There is r- t a more r
tpertaelo tlun an old min -not
ton-Xa tue world, y I
alrctwy iumken him.
I'o Fr"" la "' ' - '
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