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VOL. VI.
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SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 1870.
THE BEIT GOVERNMENT THE
WORLD EVER SAW.
There is probably not a man in
the United States, wo care not
whether he be Democrat or Radi
cal, whether he was born in the
North or beneath the bright sun
of the South, who did not feel his
cheek tingle with shame when he
read the telegrams of yesterday,
and saw that Mr. Secretary Bout
wcll had declined to allow the
memory of General Lee to be re
spected by the custom-house of
ficers in Savannah by lowering
the flag in their building to half
mast. The government which Mr.
Boutwcll represents, and which
speaks through him in tlio pres
ent instance, compelled Southern
men and women, whom the des
tinies of war had placed within
its lines, to wear mourning for
the "late lamented." but the same
govermcnt which boasts of free
dom and an unprecedented mag
nanimity in its treatment of cap
tives, declines to render unto
"Cresnr Jtho tilings that arc
Ciesnr's." It declines to allow
its otllcers to raise their hats as
the cold corpse of the immortal
Leo passes along to the grave.
It declines to permit its ting, which
has trailed in defeat before him
on an hundred well fought fields,
to be touched in recognition of
his death. It declines to honor
in death the mau whom it feared
in life, and whoso strong arm has
more than an hundred times struck
terror to its hearts. Is this mag
nammity i Is this tho courtesy
which the strong should show,
not to the weak, but to the
dead 7 Uod pity the poor
wretch who declines to recognize
worth, and is ashamed of right.
We pity Boutwell who fears Gen
eral Lee dead, just as the English
did Napoleon I. We spurn the
bastard efforts which he and his
government may make to throttle
the expression of Southern grief
occasioned by the death of our
greatest hero. The dust of the
valley of Viry'aia will lie softly
upon tho breast of its greatest off
spring, the daises will blossom
and bloom above his beloved form,
and the Southern pcoplo' will
nourish with unabated ardor its
love for him who has fallen, to the
latest hour of time, uud naught
that the Government, or Boutwcll,
. or Grant cau do can ever tarnish
ie fame of him whom we "rc-
- vered in life and will cherish in
death." Poor Boutwcll, your
name will be forgotten; will be
covered with tho dust of decay and
with the curses of a people who
loatho your meanness long before
poets, historians and biographers
will have ceased their efforts to
sing the praises, record the glory
or toll of tho deeds accomplished
by General Leo.
The United States Government
with all its power und with all its
miserable political mercenaries
who are justly ashamed of the re
pented defeats they have sustained
at the hands of the invincible ar
mies which wero led by that more
invincible chieftain, who luis just
eono to his rewards, can never de-
: tract from tho admiration which
tho civilized world is anxious to
r pay to tho memory of General
Leo. lie needs no assistance to
secure his niche in the heiiihls of
) immortality, nor eiiu the blatant
f financial Secretary of the nation re
tard the llightol'llie illustrious dead
. to the beautiful oasises of memory
whore the people of the South will
ever delight to wander to pay to
his greatness the tribute to which
it is justly entitled.
" Me. Foi.kes, our efficient AsPS'
tor, who U taking the census of tho
county, desires us to request all
those who have not been seen by
himsolt or oiio of his agents on this
f subject, to call at au early uay at
Mr. Shearer's and furnish him with
tho data necessary to complete tho
census of tho county. It is au im
variant work, and one in which
every one should feel enough In.
torest to assist in its proper com'
plction.
We clip the following important
correspondence from the Clarion,
and are glad to see that the learn
ed gentlemen who preside over
the destinies of our State Univer
sity, have come squarely up to
the standard of respectability,
which every white man in the
country expected of them. We
are pleased that the great ques
tion which has for some time ag
itated the Radical mind, has at
last been settled, and to know
that the purposes for which our
proud University were founded
are not to bo prostituted to the
disgraceful demands of a mongrel
party not entitled to its advanta
ges.
R. S. HndiH an tha l'acnllr
I the University.
Yazoo Crrr, Miss., Sept. 27, '70.
Chancellor J. X. Waddel, Osford,
Mini. :
Dear Sin: My npology, if any
is necessar', for addressing you,
will bo found in tho facts and ob
jects of this letter. I havo sons
to educate, one of whom has been
a student of your institution and
is now at home spending vacation.
I have a State ami individual
pride and desire to sec your insti
tution prosper and give it my pa
tronage, even in my posterity mid
disabilities, yet I have a personal
pride, duty nnd conviction that
must, nt the same time, be satis
fled. You cannot be insensible to
the fact that there is now a hue
and a cry against your institution,
from highly respectable sources,
involving its social and political
Hiatus, and that this matter must
be settled definitely before the
country can act advisedly. I
claim the right to be so advised,
and hence address you. Will Hie
faculty as note- composed, receive
or reject an aitli:Hitt for udmis
xion, as it student, on account of
race or color I await your an
swer for my action nnd tho tuition
and education of my sons. I have
every conlidcnco iu you and think
I know your feelings and judg
ment, but what I wish, is the au
thoritative and reliulile response
of the faculty and the status of
each member thereof on this ques
tion. I, with many others, await the
answer here solicited. I hope
no evasion or uncertainty will
mark the !;vnse. Whatever in-
liimities I may possess, I flatter
myself that I am not wanting in
honesty or candor.and hence desire
iu as few words as possible a can
did, DEFINITE and AUTHORITATIVE
ANSWER TO MY qi'ESTlOX, both
by you and the Faculty, or by you
for tho Faculty.
I have the honor to be truly,
Roiikkt S. Hudson.
University of Mississuti, )
September iX, 1870. f
Hon. R. S. Hudson,
Dear Mr: Your letter of in
quiry of the 27th inst., is received,
mil as your object is clearly and
candidly expressed, you are enti
tled to a reply just as clear and
candid.
In answer to your general ques
tion "Will the Faculty, as now
composed, receive or reject an np-
plicaut for admission, as a student,
on account of color or race V" We
proceed to say that this Faculty
would, most assuredly, in decid
ing the question of admission, be
governed by the consideration of
the color and race of the applicant.
Furthermore, and the more clear
ly to meet the point which we
know you had in view in the iu
quiry, we state that mania the ap
plicant belotnj to the ni'ijro race,
we should, without hesitation re
jeel him. Wo presume this an
swer will be satisfactory to your
self, as to the "many others,'' who,
with you "await the answer" you
solicit; and that "this response"
will nut bo found "marked by any
evasion or uncertainty." Ileie
then we might closo our reply;
hut inasmuch as many will have
access to our correspondence who
may not be . so readily salislied,
wo shall briefly, but with as much
clearness as possible, present the
considerations, which, in our judg
ment, imperiously demand of us
the above indicated course.
1. The University of Missis
sippi was founded originally, and
has been conducted .-rh'sic: !;,
iu all its past history, for Ike edn
ralioit of the irh.'te rare. The
Conyres of the United Kut's
which endowed the institution;
the Stale of Mississippi which by
its Legislature accepted the en
dowment, and chartered atid lis
telcd Hie University ; the micccs
.sive Hoards uf'lrusleeH which
have, lor a quarter century past,
directed its affairs: the Faculties
which have presided over it, and
governed it ; and lastly, the citi
zens of the State who have pat
ronized it, never, for a moment,
conceived it possible or proper
that a negro should bo admitted
to its classes, or graduated with
its honors, or presented with its
diploma.
2. The Faculty are not invested
with tho law-making power, and
until the Board of Trustees, who
possess this prerogative, legislate j
change in the relations of the
races, tho University will continue
to ue, wnat it baa always been, an
Institution exclusively for the
education of the white race.
3. We havo received not the
slightest intimation that such a
change is contemplated by the
Board of Trustees ; but, on the
contrary, so far as we know, it is
their mind and purpose to main
tain the Institution unchanged in
this respect
4. We add, as due to ourselves,
as well as to the patrons of the
Institution, that should such a
change bo mado in the internal
regulations of the Institution, as
require tho Faculty to receive and
admit applicants of the negro race
to the University Classes, the
members of tho present Faculty
would instantly tender their resig
nation of the olllcc they now hold,
and surrender the trust to the
authorities of tho University, us
that of which they could not long
er conscientiously continue to be
the fiduciaries.
The above is the "authoritative
and reliable response of the Facul
ty, and the status of each member
thereof, on this question." It is
subscribed by eacli member of the
Faculty with the exception of
l'rof. Lyon, who, being absent in
a distant part of the country,
could not of course nfllx his sig
nature to it at this time. It is due
to that gentleman to add, that no
one entertains the above senti
ments more cordially than lie does,
and no member of the Faculty
would more promptly subscribe
this document.
Since this question was regarded
as one of sufficient importance to
be propounded to the Faculty,
our only regret in connection with
the mailer is that it has been de
layed until a period immediately
before the annual opening of the
Institution; since, if our "status"
ou this subject were doubtful, it
would have been belter for the in
terests involved to have this doubt
removed at a period of time which
would have enabled parents and
guardians to decide for themselves
whether or not they could entrust
their sons and wards to an Insti
ttition which is, nnd has ever been
designed exclusively for the white
race.
Very respectfully,
Jno. N. Waddel, Chancellor,
C. W. Sears,
J. J. Wheat, l'rof. Math's.,
A.J. (UINHE,
S. G. IkiiNEr,
E. W. HlLOARD,
L. C. Garland,
George Little.
From the N. O. Times.
nERiDiANN or (U.HHFHCR,
At the Into Commercial Conven
tion nt Cincinnati, an enlightened
citizen of Texas proposed a reso
lution to the effect that tho Ninth
and West ought to favor the con
striietion of railroads running
North and South, for the reason
that trade does not follow lines of
latitude but rather the great me
ridians. Our authority is a con
densed telegram, but that is the
substance of the proposition. The
purpose is to construct or (com
plete) lines of transportation by
which the people of one latitude
may be more closely connected
with the pcoplo to the north or to
(lie south of them ; and the spirit
and reason of the plan result from
the diversity of productions. The
people of the grain growing zone
produce a surplus of that for
which their climate is best
fitted, but they need the
surplus of other products which
intertropical countries produce
with equal superfluity. Culm,
Mexico and Louisiana need the
products of Ohio, Indiana, Illi
nois ami Iowa ; and these regions
in their turn need the surplus
growth of the tropical or semi
tropical regions. From this mu
tual need comes a natural com
inerce, nnd to belli this commerce
lines of tranportalion extending
North and South are required,
rather than such as extend Easi
or West.
This is a commercial necessity
not limited by the boundaries ol
countries. In our case the trade
lines extend North and South, not
only into and through the entire
domain of this country, but into
and through all the regions which
he South of us. Mexico, Cuba,
Central America, the Columbian
Stalls, the land of the 1'criivians
and Brazilians, ail the way to
where the sun in its winter course
hangs vertically over Capricorn
and beyond to where our anti
podes shiver amidst nnlartie
Morius. all conic within this mutual
-ys'.cin and natural copartnership
of commercial interchange.
Our great river nearly supplies
this, trans-climatic meridian of
transport, reaching across ihirlv
! decrees of latitude and eoiinectiuu;
the land of the lichen, tho moose,
the walrus, the beaver and the
reindeer with the land of the cane,
the oransc and the banana, and
pouring the melted ice of tho polar
regions into tho warm land-bound
gulf of tho sunny tropics. In all
(I,, wid" dir!?r;'.OT!3 of the zlotz
there is no nobler river traversing
a grander or richer region. It
supplies climatic wants and is the
infallible means of changing the
surplus products of one climate for
those of another. It affords to all
who live in its great valley a ready,
quick and cheap conveyance to the
sea for all their exportable pro
ducts, and an easy and always
practicable avenue by which
they may receive tlier imports.
This great canal needing
neither locks nor dams nor aid
from engineers, is a perpetual in
vitation to the whole commerce of
the hemisphere an unfailing prom;
ise nnd pledge of a future of unparj
alleled commercial greatness. Like
a great artery of commercial life,
it will forever energize, vivify and
strenghthen tho wide and wealth
valley through which it flows.
Mature and the necessities of
producers dictate the currents of
trade. These natural and com; il-
sory tides of commerce am be
but little impeded, hastened or
varied by legislation or by theorv.
Liko the liquid highway by which
it flows toward the sea, its current
is without change, and irrcsistalfio.
AU that can be said by the legis
lators, tho conventions nnd the
journals of our great valley cannot
materially change the natural tide
of commerce. Yet a just concep
tion and anticipation may guide
the labor of the enterprising and
stimulate their confidence. There
is, assuredly, an illimitablo iield
open to us for extending our trade
from the mouths ol the Missis
sippi with all the rich and grow
ing nations surrounding tho gull
nnd bordering on the Carribean
Sea and the Southern Atlantic.
Whatever we may bo able to do in
hastening the growth of this in
fant commerce will be labor well
bestowed. What wo do to-day
will soon be paid buck to us with
magnificent profits. Tho great
empire of the valley invites inti
mate commercial relations with
nil Southern ports, mid all that we
can do to open, foster, and facili
tate such relations, will return to
us and to them a rich reward.
I Ki:H II l,ONKs DUHIMU THE
WAR.
A corresdondent of one of the
papers at Berlin gives the followr
ing statement of German capture-
thus far, not including Laon os
htrasburg:
On the 2d of August, the day
when Saarbruek was temporarily
abandoned by tho Prussians, tho
French lost as prisoners ( olllcers
andbj privates.
At Weissenburjr, CO officers and
10U0 men as
prison
-il-
leuses, 'ii cannon, nl army wagons
and carriages of all kinds.
At VI ortli, 0,000 prisoners, in
cluding 100 olllcers, 2 eagles, 0
mitrailleuses, 3."i cannon, -12 wag
ous and carriages, 200 horses, tho
baggage ami camp tents of two
divisions, and two railway trains
Willi provisions.
Same day at Spichern, and din
ing tho days following those bat
tles, in engagements at Keishofen
and Sarreguemincs, 2.300 prison
ers, guns, a pontoon train, i
tented camp, and 2 magazines con
taininic 10,000 wooleif blankets,
10.000 puckages of rice, coffee and
sugar, largo quantities ol wine,
rum and tobacco, the last alone
amounting iu value to 8.100,000.
There wero captured in the fort
resses surrendered during tho first
half of August: At llagucnati, 3
olllcers, 10:1 privates, 80 horses, a
large supply of arms; atLiclilcn-
bur-'
W olllcers, 280 privates, 7
mis, 200 muskets, JO.uuo can
ridges, powder, etc. ; at Lmizei
stein and Petite Pierre, largo
iiiautiiies of arms and munitions ;
at Mursal, 00 guns.
The three days lighting at
Mctz do not show such largo cap
tures ol men and material, be
cause the eiieinv was able to save
both under the guns of that fort
ress. Still, tho captures were, at
Vionville, 311 olllcers and 3,000
prisoners; Gravelotte, .VI ollicers
uul 3,000 prisoners, (ilic losses
hi Killed and wouiidcu (luring
those three days were 25,000.)
Since then the captures has
been, at the fortrees of V itray le
Franeai 17 ollicers and S'0 pri
vale pri oners, and 10 gnus. At
I lie eiiL'.,i''eliieiits and battles at
Nouart, IScaumolit. :nd Sedan pre
vious to Hie eapil iiaiion oi me
place, above 3V.fi1 'o pr' uers,
more parliclarlv a; lieaiunont.
where the French !- 7.-loo pri
soners,:: eagles, .iZ SUHS. :i:.l a
tent camp. AtSed:'.. bcl'ot l!ie
apitulation, nearly L
inn pii-uii
At the cap
I U'sli.ii of
ers, . eagies, .i guns.
iliilalion of Sedan. 1
llie Empire, 311 gencia!
, 2' lo stall'
olllcers. 2.0D line "!'
M.U.O
' !,!:-i.-tl,
r-:::ii :its
prilioiiers, beside 1 !.,n
ill the eau'les of il;(
taken, 70 mitrailleuse. ::.:' 'I 'M
nuns. l.")0 foriress guns, alio l',(Ml
horses.
Laon is not yet reported, but the
surrender included i: !,uns nnd
many muskets. Add the captures
at Tonl (recently reported) nrd
the total is, 1 marshal. 3!) generals,
3.3.)0 ollicers, lOti.'.l.iO private 1
10,280 horses, nt least "0 eaglo$
102 mitrailleuses, S87 field- nd
fortress guns, more than wag
ons, several pontoon trains, maga-
incalculable quanti of arms,
ammunition, cloth; Ip incuts,
forne sjud prov!
FACETIAE ,
Bad Taste AssafoBtids.
Tha fVfoklttar'i ohlnf ilnil Th'n-. TT
. ' - I
A 1 .v. a i.i. .v I
r
round Humbug.
A dellclooi flower of speech
The hello-trope.
A wonderful Aerial phenome
non A flight of stairs.
Tha most Difficult thing to, Be
member The poor.
Nosh's Ark is the first piece of
arch-ltecture mentioned.
Advice to flBh-eatera Deal gen
tly with tho herring.
The way to treat a man of doubt
ful credit is to take no note of him.
An "early-closing movement"
The morniiiK-glories about seven
o'clock.
A "backward spring" Is produced
by presenting a red-hot poker to a
man'rnose.
Laziness is a good deal like mon
ey, the more a man has of it, the
more he wants.
The noise in a drum ought to be
very easily explnincrl, becauso tho
smallest drummer boy cau make it
out.
To prevent beer going sour in
troduce two cabmen into your cel
lar and give them the key of tho
cask.
A lady in Syracuso Is said to rest
her head on a grammar whilo sleep
iiilf, iu order ttiut alio may dream
correctly.
A man may bo ever so poor, bo
may bo ever so unfortunate, but lie
need never bo hard up for candles,
m long as ho makes light of his suf
fering. a uuk mat uuunnuca nil uis nu
A watcn-makcr has a watch to
repair that (according to Its owner's
stntcmcut) frequently stops while
it is going, and sometimes loses an
Hour in twenty minutes.
Ouo of tho miseries of life is to bo
beaten in an argument, and Imme
diately afterward to think of sumo
cxprcsslou which would have total
ly annihilated your opponent.
A contemporary asks, "How Is It
that tho mouth ol rivers are Inriror
than their beads?" Nothing out of
mo way in mat; wo know or per
suns iu tho samo fix.
A wise physician once said : "I
observe that every one wishes to go
to heaven ; but I observe, also, that
most peopfo are willing to tike
great deal of dlsagrccablo medicine
first."
Lovers of tobacco are now desig
nated "Xobtccophagoi," and the
tjfatificatiou of their tasto is this
respect, which ignorant people call
"cuawin "or "sniokln,"' is hence
forth to be known as "Tobaccopha
gonism.'
A gipsy . woman promised, to
show iwo young ladies their hus
bands' faces In a pail of water. They
iookcu, ami examined, "Wliv, we
only sco our laces!" "Well' said
tho gipsy, "thoso faces will bo your
husbands' when you arc murriod."
Anow minimer at New Bedford
took a stroll before breakfast oh tho
first Suuday ho was lfbre, and after
walking a dozen blocks he was ac
costed by ashahby-looking individ
ual with: "You needn't look any
further; thcro isn't auy saloon
open."
A poor fellow wss brought be
fore ono of the polleo justices re
cently churned with being intoxica
ted. "Well, why did you get
drunk?" "Sco here," was tho reply,
uttered in a hiccough and accent of
a drunken man ;"what did you give
license for?"
"Can't you manngo to give my
son ono of tho prizes at tho exhibi
tion ?" asked a mother of a teacher.
"No, madam," was the reply.
"Your sou will stand no chance;
ho obstinately persists In Idleness."
"Oh, but then," exclaimed the fond
mnmma, "if that's so, you can givo
him a prize for pcrsovernnce !"
A hog entered a grocery store in
Brunswick, Mo., recently, when a
knowing dog attacked him, bit oil'
his tail, then seized I lie hog by tho
car, and led it shrenking back to its
quarters iu tho rear, 'i ho dog then
returned to the store, picked up the
tail, and carried it out to tho pig.
We reckon that there is not a de
cent white man in (ho State of Mis
sissippi who docs not know Gen
eral McMackiu, who is tho presid
ing genius of that first class hotel,
the Prentiss llouso. The General
is tho oldest caterer iu tho Souih
and knows exactly "how to keep a
hotel." Long nyo ho was chris
tened the "prince of landlords,'' and
no one ban been presumptive
enough to compete for the "horns''
which by common consent he has
worn ever since. We dropped in at
tho Prentiss House, yesterday,
about 2 o'clock r. M , and heard the
General simf that lovely song iie '
has sung so long to the weary trav- j
elers and wayfarers, of which wo:"''l1'1"
believe he 13 tho amhor of the mil -
sieas well as: he words-
n tin- li:iin tho li'.mli. tho leUv nn.Uhi;
j..m, tic"
AdAiiKi-.v in J.ouisi ma was re
cently ilisi iissin (he iieiiro equali
ty qu o tum, lo which he is biiieriy
opposed. H.i s 'J : "My frieiios,
God a mity mad" do w hlto man
white. He nmjS de black man
black ; nobi uly i Wt make 'em mf
Ijii else. Von know how do turkey
he roost -') de fence, and dt "oose
kfStfi on "o ground. ' You pull
file !ih;ju oil's fcuce, and ho get up
again. Vou crap his wioas, but
some Ksw or nudder, he's wine to
got ba;k on de fenco. Now you
pilt a nni nil fin- ''1 f0 fnjl
ofV, he don't below dar. 'Now dat'i
while man and
roostioiido-fen- idn
volte man
-gtu
T
on do
St. Louis, Oct. 13th, 1S70.
. Shortly that is, two hours I
Virliuliiirir"-vri I ha hpnrinrr ma
hence to resume tne quill euit
rial amid the cobwebs and murky
gloom, of the mystically sacred
"sanctum, "(
But two short hours and. tit.
Louis knows me no more per
haps rorever It reckon ' not,
though). ,. No longer shall my
glossed ana silken beaver be no
ted jaunting along Fourth and
Fifth streets, or mingling in the
aristocratic crows of the first class
hotels. Alas ! no longer will my
princely bearing attract the fasci
nated gazo of beautiful prome
aders on the streets, or catch the
point blank range of lorgnettes
and opera flvscs at the theatre.
Bootblacks and barbershops, ciirar
stands, street cars, and and my
boarding house shall miss me, for
"we gocth on the wings of Mer
cury with the spirit of Mara and
tho front of Jove to engage in aw
ful mental conflicts with intel
lectual Hercules." ( Ossian.)
bo iny dear Will, you can in
form my creditors that it is bare
ly possible that I shall reach Vicks-
burg about Tuesday next, and
that having spent all my own
money here, and all that I could
borrow from ray friends. I am
prepared for almost any emer
gency, from soda cocktails to sui
cide. Selah. But my visit has
been pleasant and, I hope profit
able to both the paper and myself.
lo Col. .uuitiu Kcary I am in
debted for a charming drive in
a Handsome bnroucho behind a fast
pair of elegant black horses, and
in company with his intelligent
son, who drove us to Shaw's mag
nificent garden, the water works,
new bridge, public buildings, dec.
Col. Kcary has purchased a new
ferry boat which shortly will be
plying between Vicksburg and
DeSoto.
There are many sights I leave
unseen for want ot time. During
my stay in this city I found ex
cellent accommodations with Mrs.
S. M. Houston, on Chestnut street,
whose husband formerly was edi
tor of that able journal, the Eutaw
(Ala.) Whig. Mr. Wm. Marshall,
son ot Ihomas A. Marshall, Esq.,
of our city, and a lawyer in prac
tice here, I met at Mrs. Houston's.
I am glad to learn that Mr. Mar
shall is doing well in the law.
This city has but little less than
100,000 Germans among its popu
lation.
Perhaps the great infusion of
that element accounts for the mar-
nilieentiy well rounded ankles the
ladies display on the streets nt
least I am told that they do but
being bashful and near sighted
hnrdly like to give it ns my own
opinion that it is n naked fact.
Mr. A. C. Isaacs, the handsome
and efficient clerk of the "City of
Vicksburg," engages to see me
safely to tho II tit City, and in his
rr.tiwtVf nu ..fii'ii T Im.l ,il nam
So, bye bye awhile.
lours,
Bijou.
BltKVITlKS.
Large butterflies and bugs are
now worn in the hair, made of
silver or irold, a la Nilsson.
A Prmfcbeaufy of Blairsville,
Indiana, consumed twenty-seven
glasses of beer without winking,
in honor of Sedan.
A country paper says: "There
is a graveyard in the neighbor
hood whero may bo seen the im
pressive picture of a man sleeping
peacefully by tho side of his six
wives."
Tho difference between a coun
try and a city greenhorn is, that
the one would like lo know every
thing, and the other thinks bo can
tell him.
"Josh Billings says that "if a
man professes to serve the Lord,
he likes to sec him do so when he
hollers glory halleluyer.
The sending of negro troops to
light the Indians ou the plains
may be called the new game of
rouge et noir.
Mrs. General Houston is dead.
The surviving iiiembeis .if the
family of llie father of Texas re
side in ucorgctown, in mat state.
"Clara, 1 love but thee alone.''
thus sighed the tender youth ; l,0,
here me, then, my passion o vn
'with trembling lips, in earnest
tone. Indeed 1 speak the truth!"
He pause! ;he blush o'cisprcad
vneeK,
j luar ; scarei
ue lei lam draw lier
lunr
spenl
for i motion could she
i spenk, J et
ill slu: asked, in ae
ci'ill.s nice
-How much have von
a Vear .'
A P.Al) tsio.N. They had thirteen
deaths from el!uw lever in New
Orleans on Monday last. We fear
tnal in.! city is x'l;iiig dirty again
ami that it wants another uch
over hauling ss that which Gen.
llutler . fiave It (luring the war.
Ho gave it sclenting which follow
ed up Irom year lo year, kept out
the yellow lever as an epidemic lor
seven years. Cleanliness of all
places is the thing ueeded against
pestilence iu our Southern cities.
You are right. Tho pjeat spoon
thief did (hat Borrieo for Ifio ('rei
cent City, as well us ' . . .;
all the silver spoon-
Jifc Billing itt .., , .
The goto Iz a fcoarse w
keep. "t;..;.v
Tbef -haw split hoof m-l
whole tail. 1 ,
They hsr a good sppet'to t r
sannuiaedigtwtion. '
They twallow what tLt;y e&t,
and will at anything they km
bite. . ,.( . . ..
Their, moral karactars are not
polished. ..;
They bod rather steal a roitca
turnip out of a garbage box tl.ua
tew cum honestly by a peck of
otes. - . 'v.-.
The male rota has two horns nit
the ridge of his hod and a mu&tudi
on his bottom lip, and Lithe ph;.
ugiy oi nis naooruoou.
A msskuline eoto will fite mm
thing from an elephant- down i
his shadder on a ded wall
They atrike from their but end
insted or from the should r, and
sx likely tew ihit ss a hamm er u
nail bed.
They aro a hi seasoned animal.
as much so az a pound ov assfe
fltity. ;
They are faithful critters, and
will stick tew a friend oz long; aa
he lives in a shanty.
i uey Kan klime ennythinz but a
greast pole, and kno the way up a
rocK az natural az a wooabine.
Ihey are az certain tew rise as
young crows: sum familys are hall
gotcs and the other half children.
They are good eating whenther
are younsr, but thev leave itorjh aa
they git strongor.
Ihey ere olwavs noor in" th
body, but phatt in the stummick;
what they eat seems all go to
appetight. Yu mite az woll agre
to phatt an injun rubber overahoo
by filling it with klam shells, as
tew raise enny adipose membrana
on tne outside of a goto.
a puait gote would be a literary
curiosity. i
They use the same' dialekt ai
the sheep, and the yung ones
speak the language more fluently
than tho parients do.
There iz only two animals of the.
earth that will eat tobako one is
a man and the other iz a gote, but
the gote understands it most; for
he swallcrs the spit chaw and alL
The male gote when he La
pensiv, iz a venerablo and philoso
phic looking old cuss, and
wouldn't make a bad prolessor ot
arithmctick in some of our col
leges. They are handy at living a lonjjr.
time, reaching an advanced age
without arriving at any definite
konklusion.
How long a goto lives without
giving it up, there iz no man now
old eniiirtew tel .
Mctliuseler, if his memorv was
bad at forgetting, might give a
good sized guess, but unfortunate
ly for science and this essa, Me
thuseler ain't here.
Gotes will live in ennv klimata
and on ennv vittlcs except tan-
bark, and if they ever kum to a
square death it iz a profound se
cret, in the hands of a few, to this
day.
I wouldn't like to believe anv
man un 'cr oath who had ever seen
a maskulino goto actually di, and
stay so.
ut.-ns or THOUGHT
There aro threo thines in tha
world that know no kind of re
straint, ami are governed by no
laws, but merely by passious and
brutality civil wars, family quar
rels, and religious disputes.
Slander. Look on slanders aa
direct enemies to civil society aa
persons without honor, honesty, or
humanity. WLoevcr entertains
you with tho faults of others de
signs to serve you iu a similar man
tier.
Hope. Wo are born in hope;
wo pass our childhood in bone : we
arc governed by hope through the
wholo courso of our lives; and ia
our last moments hope, is flattering
to us, und uot till the beating ottbo
neuri miuii cease will us beulgn In
iu llucuce leave us.
Wisdom and pleasure. If we ap
ply our-clves seriously to wisdom
we shall never Hvo without true
pleasure, but learn to bo pleased
with everything. We shall be
pleased with wealth so far as it
makes us beneficial to others, with
poverty for not having much to
c n o for, and. wilh obscurity for be
ing uncnviid.
Good'icsu. Wo should not de
spair of tho goodness of tho wcrld
if we do uul happen to sco it im
mediately around us. Tho otmos
pherc U siill blue, though so much
of ii. as is inclosed in our apart
uien'.b is col- i b ss.
Cohvei'sitioajia iho daughter of
reasoning, the mother of kuowl
edge, the breath of (ho soul, the
commc'-cc ol hearts, tho bond of
friendship, iho nourkhment of con
tent, and Uio occupation of men of
wit.
Destroy Evil. I would not de
prive life of a eiiigln graco or a sin
Klo enjoyment, but 1 would conn
teract whatever Is pernicious In
whatever is elegant. If among my
flowers there is a snake I would
not root up my flowers: I would
kill tho smtke.
Scott, the carpet-bag Cover"
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