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ICKSBUEG II;
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VOL. XIII.
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 24, 1877.
NO. 8
VICKSBUEG HERALD
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Friday Morning, August 17.
Hayei oeed not fc ; tbat be will
bo read out of tbe l.tdical party to
long at be bat tbe ditoial of to many
Federal officet. Morton didn't attack
him, and Blaine only showed bli teetb
In tie Maine Convention. Tbe great
Radical party never will content for
Hayes to bolt while be dispenses the
:SEces, but if be wet not Fretident, be
would be advised by tbe Radical lead
en to go over u tbe Democratic
camp.
Those tore-beads who think tbe
State Democratic Convention did not
put a strong ticket :n the !ic!d, are ad
vised that they can test its strength
very easily by trying to beat it. Tbey
would think about the O.h of Novem
ber that it was one of the strongest
t!:kets ever put in the field in tblt
State. I: has been a wonder to ui that
the Memphis Avalitnche and tbe Mem
phis Heral I bave not seut ut down a
few Dorsey Thomases for the above
purpose. Those two papers i em to
be yearning very much over Missis
i if pi aflairt.
We bave received some communi
cations advocating tbe claims of some
of tbe different candidates for office. In
the future we will admit these only on
their being paid for at advertisements.
An all-sufficient reason tor tblt course
it to bo found in tbe fact, tbat the
friends of one candidate bave at much
right at tbe friends of another, to the
free use of our columns. All who wish
lo puff their favorites can do so to their
f..ll satisfaction at the regular rate,
twenty cents per line, so Jong at tbey!
) not attack the opposing candidates.
We bave no doubt tbat Gov. Stone
will order, in due time, an election for
a Senator to fill the vacancy occasioned
by Mr. Catcbings's resignation. He
will doubtless order the election to be
held on tbe day of tbe general election.
This will make it ne cessary for our vo
ters to vote for two Senators, one to fill
Catching' unexpired term, and
ose to succeed Gen. Furlong. In this
connection we will remark that the
candidate bave agreed among them
leivet tbat the one receiving tbe high
tf. number of votet at tbe Primary
i hull be considered tbe candidate tor
the long term, and the next highest the
' andidate for tbe short term.
Waatca IsaaalirraiUa TUmIim
laal.
In a lew wefks tsere will be more
labor needed io tblt State than can be
procured. A vast crop of cotton and
grain It to be gathered. Tbe cotton
crop requires great labor in tbe Fall
and Winter. It it first to be gathered,
then to be prepared for market, and
then to be transported to market. All
tbese different operations furnitb labor
for a large nnmber of people. We
have known unskilled laborers to earn
as much at two or two and a half dollars
per day in picking cotton. Tbis
labor Is not bard, and in tbe
pleaiaut Fall season women and chil
dren earn good wages. The women
frequently pick as much cotton as men,
for it doet not require strength, but
tkill and patience. In other wayt all
those who work In cotton earn good
waget. We often tee tbe common la
borers on our iteamen earn at much
at $00 to 75 per montb, when there are
large amounti of cotton being shipped
We have recently published extracts
from reliable Northern pipers tbat
stated that many of tbe common la
borers of tbe North do not receive
enough to secure the Decenaries of life.
In tbe mines of Pennsylvania the min
ers earn mere pittances, and live mis
erable lives. The common laborers of
the South live much better, and there
It no comparison lu the character of the
work. If the miners and factory oper
atives of the North were here engaged
In the culture of cotton, they would
find their large families an aid instead
of a burden to them. The pick
ing season is the busy one in tbe
South, and as we bave said above, tbe
labor of women and children Is almost
at valuable as tbat of the men.
And laborers are needed in the fields
of the South to an almost unlimited
extent. Tbe lands are cheap and fer
tile, the climate is mild, aud the gov
ernment of the States is excellent. It
uems to ut tbat It would be mutually
beneficial to tbe South and the North,
if tbat lection could tend us vast nam
oers ot emigrants, we believe our
Legislature should take steps to
secure a great additloa to our
population. We bad a Commis
sioner of Emigration du.'lng Radical
misrule, but be was an ignoraut no
gro, and be amused himself by using
what money he could gc', In bringing
negroes to tbe State aud selling them
at so much a bead to the planters. To
get rid of Brigs, Squiggs, Prlggs,
Uraggt,or whatever his name is, the
Democratic Legislature cut dowu bit
salary to one hundred dollars, and
that amount Is just t'.Ti.Tj more than he
ought to have received. But since we
are clear of him, seine steps shonhl
be taken in this important matter. We
have, we believe, a gentleman who 1
well qualified to perform the duties of
Commissioner, but he has no means to
work with. We suggest that the new
Legislature appropriate a reasonable
amount and let us see how much it will
cost to bring tbe tide of immigration
towards this State. Texas is now one
of the moit powerful and wealthy
States In the Uulou, aud the ceaseless
flow of emigrants to the State has
caused it.
An active Commissioner of Immi
gration with means to work with,
could advertise in some of the leading
Northern papers, aud advertise by
printed matter in other ways, and be
could certainly secure the co-operation
will venture to assert tbat wben tbe
other side of the question is heard, this
new Kemper outrage will vanish into
thin air. How ridiculous and slander
ous it appears. But the dog will re
turn to bis vomit, and the slanderer
will indulge inlying.
Fifth L.oalavlII laaaatrlal Ex
U4B.
Louisville opens her Fifth Industrial
Exposition on the 4th of September,
and continues it nntil tbe 20th of Octo
ber. We are informed tbat tbe coming
Exposition will far exceed any of those
of former year in variety, attraction,
and pleasure. Dnring last year agents of
tbe Louisville exposition visited tbe
Centennial and secured there many con
tributions tor the coming Fall Ex
position. The railroad and tteamboal
lines leading into Louisville will ma
terially reduce their rates during tbe
exposition, and thus place it within
tbe reach of every one to visit Louis
vllle during this most delightful season.
Tbe exposition offer a brilliant, in
structlve, and ever entertaining feature
to all classes. All tbe Inventions of
master minds which bave been adopted
by practical men, novelties in machinery
of every character, vast quantities of
rare natural products, tbe work of
skilled hands in various branches of art
and mechanism, all combined, make a
combination that can not fill to attraot
every one.
The Art Department is tald to be
especially rich in tbe works oi our
best masters, and will present a finer
collection of American art than was
exhibited at the Centennial. Constant
Mayer't masterpiece, "The Song of tbe
Shirt," willaloue make the Exposition
ortby of a visit, and grouped around
It will be found the works ot all the
greatest American artists.
Tbe natural History Ueparment
wilt contain this year tbe contributions
of some of the most valuable museums
iu tbe country.
some novel entertainments never be
fore exhibited in the United States will
add to the pleasure of this grand Ex
position of Art, Science, Machinery
aud Manufactures.
Tbe natural beauty of Louisville at
this season ot the year, tie excellence
ol her hotels, tnd' the cheap rate of
transportation, will make a trip to the
exposition both ile-jnble, p;eaant,aud
profitable.
A Mew Car fr Weasea.
The medical profession has been verv
good to women. It has given them no
end ot pleasant medicines and peculiar
operations and foreign travels and nap
py deaths, and bat done all it eonld to
provide new medical fashion often
and regularly. There ia now a "new
light" in the treatment of female vale
tudinarian, and it hat been flatbed
forth by a prominent medical man, Dr.
S. Weir Mitchell, In a discourse recent
ly delivered by him before tbe Medical
and Cbirnrgical faculties of Maryland.
The Louisville Medical Newt describes
tbis new procedure a "absolute rest
witb massage, or systematic kneading
and inductive currents." It Is not to
be used In all case of disease, nor In
most, but in such, as this: A woman,
pallid, feeble and exhausted at
tbe age of thirty, the type of a
class. Everything worried her to
walk, to read, to drive, to tew. She
was the woman with aback, and shawl
on ber shoulders, and a sofa for a home,
and hysterics for a diversion. She bad
tired out the doctors and exhausted
drugsbops and spas and travel, and out
lived a nurse or two. Tbe detormlty
man bad found a spmal curvature and
Sut on a brace ; the specialist bad bad
it turn, the quacks bad had their
share, and sbe wore blue glasses to
keep out tbe blessings of daylight. She
weighed ninety-four pounds, and bad
at mucb figure at a bat-rack. Uecause
everything else tired her tbe doctor
pot ber to rest in bed and made
reet absolute, not even permitting
ber to feed herself. She wat ted
with milk at brief interval!, but this
produced disturbance of her digeative
organs. Then tbe doctor began to
knead his patient as If be were making
'sponge' (or bread, tad be filled ber
with eiectricity. Tbecontcqoence was,
at he said, tbat ber appetite and differ-
tioo returned. Her nails became pink,
aud the veins in ber limbs began to
show, sbe recovered. Sbe went to
the doctor thin, tallow, ugly and fee
ble. Alter numerout doses of tbe
new light' she went home fai and
well and vigorous and handsome. It
seems that this result awakened tbe
Interest oi dame nature, for she cried
ik j coronas' oput,' and gave the wo
tnau a baby as a compensation for her
lost hysterics. At this patient was a
type ot a class, women will do well in
tuiure to call upon their physicians
for the prompt administration of the
new cure."
BENNINGTON.
The Power or Labor. The Chris- , tbe grCat railways In tbe State, and
fan at Work continues to urge the dc-
inability of establishing legal restne-j
t ons to curb tbe power of moneyed
adorations and it speaks in tbe fol
lowing strain of tbe legitimate political
force of labor: "Manufactures, trade
io! agriculture employ more than
nineteen- twentieths of the people. And
It may be asserted that just as the la
boring olass raise themselves by habits
of Industry, sobriety and faithfulness,
and addod to all constantly increasing
intelligence, the result of close observa
tion and reading just so far as the
working muses do tbis will tbey make
themselves a power in the country, and
so, witb tbe help ef the ballot aud tbe
lattice ot their cause the much-needed
reforms will become grand and ac
complished factt. Unquestionably there
Is growing up in tbe coontry a race of
vountr snobs, who look npon any labor
tending to supply the private wants of
people as degrading, out Q"
mostly tbe parvenus of tbe city and
mi ntirh.n towntand there is no occasion
f-r fprin them, for they are without
torce or perceptible influence."
The Hon. Alexander II. Stephens
lots the question of a State
repudiating itt obligations in the only
i-n.iioht. When asked recetly about
Lr- opinion concerning the Georgia
, bondt,be stld: "In my opinion a re-
fusal to pay them it nothing short of
L public swindling, not lest inftmotis
t'jaa the obtalnment of money by an
Individual upon false pretences and
representations." And every other
Lonest man will say tLe ttnic.
their connections, for it is to tbeir
interest to bring tbe immigrsnts here.
A -ew Kemper Oatrage
The New York Times and tbe little
Jackson Times are still attempting to
make political capital of tbe Cbisolm
family in Kemper county. The New
York Times of the 1 Jih has the follow
ing dispatch :
Special Dispatch to ttiu Y. Timet
Washington, August 1C.-A letter wat
received here to-day from Mrt. Cbisolm,
tbe widow of Judge Cbisolm, who wat to
foully murdered by the Wnlte Letgue of
Hittittippl. la it tbe telle with touching
Implicit? of ber reuent treatment by the
Democratic outlawt who surround ber,
and states that tbe l'robate Court ol
Kemper oounty bat refused to settle up
ber butband't estate. Sbe It consequent
ly prevented, for tbe present, at least,
from leaving the tcene of the butchery of
ber family. Tbe Court doet not attempt
to Justify itt unusual action, but limply
refuiet to grant Mrs. Cbiiolm't request
for a settlement.
Tbe Jackson Times copies the above
under sensational bead Hues. IntcllI
gent persons will ooserve, at a glance,
that tbn new ground of complaiut i
very flimsy, and that it Is a great
trin to make luytlilug dotn it. We
all know the Proba'e Court cannot le
gaily refuse to Kittle the etiate if the
:aws t.ve beeu compiieJ wiih. We
l4a Piatt la a Hall Room.
Washington Capital.!
We never attended the tt'radv.a''.:ig
ererclses at West Point, bu: we did
years ago run down to a ba.l at An
napolis. We happened, on ths oars, to
sit by a stout old party, io?tsed of a
ruddy, motherly coutceaance. sbe
qulto communicative, aud soon told us
tbat she wat on her wav to Aanaoolli
to see ber ton "grad-a-ate," to uie ber
own expression. We took charge of
that old lady she wti tt good, Kind,
sensible and motherly. We were pres
ent at the meeting bu.tu the mother
and boy a handsome, manly youth,
oue any mother could be proud of.
After sunner we asked the old la.ly
if she intended visiting the ball, aud
she said she would like to look in, but
her son said it wat quite "impossible,"
as ail the "tlckutsn were gone. We
roluu'cered procuring the magic
pasielioard, at:d In due time we made a
graud entree, creating some sensation,
tor the old lady got herself up regard
less of expense or appearances. The
sou was revolvlug with a beautiful girl
oue of our Washington belief and in
one of the pauses of the dance we aw
Ins lair partner looking at us and
laughing. The eyes of the young man
sought the object of ber evident mer
riment, and when no saw us tne ex
pression of bis face was that of Srst
dUmay and then wratb.
The dear om lauy asuea us to get
her a glass of water. As we returned,
we passed tbe son ana saw two red
spots on his cheeks, and his brow cor-
rugated iu wratn. uur agea iriena,
stout as she was, appeared ready to
sink, tnd asked to be taken to the
hotel. We at once hastened to comply
although assured thu she was not ill.
But while waiting for the one availa
ble back of Annapolis, we saw two
huge tears well out from ber dear old
eyes and course their way down her
then rather paio tace, ami noting our
anxious look she. said:
"Don't mind me; I in a foolish old
woman aud ought to have stayed to
borne, lor ixy sou is ashamed oi his old
mother."
We sre ustly proud of our nsvy.
Her gallant sons have swung the eaglea
of tbo republic too often in triumph
tbrogb the smoke of battle not to bave
endeared them to tbe patriotic heart
of tbe nation. But would it not oe
well to correct tbat one defect? it is
not well to begin life In that way.
A Sscctasfil Ctltbratisa-Hsstrt to tbt
Prtsldtai-As IselslSBtt-Satiektt at
Hayss, Evartt, Ktyaisl Diveaa.
Behkixgtos, Aognst 16. The ere-
monies to-day were tnmoltonsly sue-
cessiui. coring tne proeessloa r resi
dent Hayes acknowledged tbe tributes
of applanse by a slight Inclination of
tbe bead, and did not appear to en
courage exuberant manlfesUions by
frequent and conspicuous bowing.
There was a slight delay on Main
street, which several persons availed
themselves of to rush op to the Presi
dent's carriage and shake hands. One
of tbose, a prominent local politician,
remarked: "I like you, personally.
Mr. President, but damn your policy."
To which he good-bumoredly replied,
"Come now, no politics to-day."
After the formsl oration, President
Hayes wat loudly called tor and spoke
as toiiows: "Ladies and rellow-citi-
zent I need not say to you tbat I am
graieiui ior thu greeting. I am great
ly obliged to thote who bad charge
of tblt celebration for their courteiy
in giving me an opportunity to enjoy
with you the ceremonies of this day : I
am quite sure none of us will forget its
occurrence, or tbe notable event of tbe
battle of Bennington eo great an event
toward national Independence. lam
ture we leel it has been fitly celebrated
to-day. Only think of the procession
that we beheld citizen soldiers so
disciplined: soldiers from Ver-
mot, soldiers from Connecticut,
from Massachusetts, and from New
Hamnsblre. were here. TAnnlauie.
But more touching than all the long
processions, were the veterans of tbe
Union army, survivors of the twelve
hundred battles that saved tbe nation,
and made liberty throughout the world
forever possible. Applause. And
what eye was not dimmed as we saw
proudly marching with bis comrades,
that maimed soldier walkiug with bis
crutches. But, my dear friends, I must
not detain yon. I recognize tbat among
the pages ot the speech to which
we have listened, so packed foil as each
page was with interesting matter touch
ing on that great event of 100 years
ago, that to one page in it was more
valuable than tbis. And one bundred
years ago it was meritorious to be a
minu'e man to fight in tbe cause of In
dependence ; is tbere not some merit in
my becoming a minute man? Ap
plause.
At the close of Hayes's speech, Sec
retary Evarts was called for, and re
ponded at follows :
"Mr. President, Ladles and Gentle
men It is fair that I should warn you
that though I am very slow to begin a
speech ; l am much slower to end it.
and I know your only safely is in my
retiring before i commence."
Secretary Key ws next called,
and retpondowl Jallow: "If r (low
friends, this call is grateful to me. I
do not accept it as a personal compli
ment, but as an indication of fraternal
feeling on the part of our Northern
friends to tbeir erring Southern breth
ren."' Apylause.
Attorney-General Dcvens was then
loudly called for. Smiling and ad
vancing, be said : "It is said to be one
of the maxims of the Chinese philoto
pher Confucius, (I have never read
him,) to put a few words in your
speech that may be remembered. So
I will not follow the example of my
predecessors, but I will detain you a
lew moments to tell you a abort story,
a story witb amoral. Perhaps I had bet
ter tell the moral first, for 1 know tbat
I have claim to ha the nerson who
carried John Stark across the ferrv
to fight tbe battle of Bennington, and I
should like to rid with' yon revolu
tionary soldiers," Of course the an
swer wat that tbey all thought he wat
a good enough revolutionary toldier
for tbem, If he wat only 8 year old at
me time or tbe battle.
A veky pretty ttory i told in the
Pitttburg Commercial. A young lady
from tbe South wat wooed aud won by
a young California physician. About
the time the wedding wat to come off,
tbe young man lost his entire fortune.
He wrote the lady a letter releasing
her from ber engagement. And what
does the dear, good girl do ? Why she
uket a lump of pure gold which her
IVTVl UU HUt DGf IU Ul. lllVVfUlAty
a keepsaice, and caving it uannlac
tured into a ring, forwards it to him,
with the following Bible inscription
engraved in distinct characters on the
outside: "Entreat me not to leave
thee, or to return from following after
ihee ; for Thither thou goest will I go,
and whither thou lodges! will I lodge;
thy peopit will be my people, and thy
God my God ; where tbou diest will I
die, and msre also, If aught but death
part me atd thee.'1 "We may add,"
concludes he Commercial, "tbat for
tune soon arain smiled upon the young
physiciau, that be subsequently re
turned to tie South to wed the sweet
girl he lovel, and who loved him with
such uiidyiig affection. Reader, this
isail true. Young ladies who read
the Bible, asclose.y as tbo heroine of ; in studying as a soph, we used to skip
MONTANA INDIANS.
ttsviarsnt f Gta. Htwartl fietsr ef
Soettlai Party Ts lailats Retreat
lag Slswly.
Dees Lodge. Mont.. Aosmt 16.
Tbe latest intelligence from Virginia,
moniam, to uov. roil, ia mat uen.
Howard' command arrived at Ban
nock on tbe night of tbe 14th. and
would leave for Hone prairie the next
morning. All the Chinamen of Hone
prairie are missing, and are supposed
to have been killed. Tbe rear guard
of the Indian was' still on Horse
prairie.
Helena, Mont., Aognst 16. Tbe
following ha been received : "Vir
ginia, Mont, Aognst 15. To Governor
Pott, Helena: Newt jnst received
from Bannock, says a wonting party
ha lust returned, bringing with them
the bodle of Montague, James Smith,.
Flynn and Farnswortb, and that tbere
are more expected to come. Tbe In
dians were 35 miles south of Bannock
yesterday. Tbey bad taken all tbe
borset on tbe Upper Horse prairie, and
were moving slowly."
The Flight of Joseph' Band. '
Washington, August 16. A dls
pated from Howard' camp dated Au
gust 9th, th day on which Chief Jo
seph struck Gibbon, says of tbe ene
my : "Tbey have been pressed Into a
headlong flight, which bat exbantted
tbeir power and dragged them into
mitery ; their famille and their little
onet accompanied tbem In the hur
ried exile Into which tbey have been
driven. Tbe latest official adviee any
of tbem tbat they have already made
tbeir way through l'ehme Fast, and
are following tbe Salmon river op: by
tbi mean ibey tat the roughest
route, which make It very difficult for
tbe toldieri to pursue, and it la proba
ble the Indian will succeed in reach
ing tbeir destination in Northern
Idaho." . - ' , ...
Situation of the Rnaalan Foicsw The-
Turk Advancing onTbem Conapat- .
atlv Strength of the Armies.
Tbe Times' occasional correspond
ent at Vienna, tend th following
lummary of the situation: "la the
Balkans, fragment of Gen. Gonrko't
corps are entrenching themselves in
Splka pas. Tbe 8th corps, appoluted
to support them, is stationed botween
Selvi Prenova and Tlernova. A divis
ion of the 11th corps occupies Koyaro
witz. Agalnat tbete troopt, whloh form
(be bo Ik of the Russian -force in West
ern Bulgaria, a Turkish army eorps la
slowly but steadily advancing from
Shumla, via Osman Bazar. Suleiman
Pasha, too, witb a portion oi hit armv,
It advancing in tbe direction or Elena.
Lutly, some of Osman't men are
marching from Soval on Galsrova.
Russian reinforcement! are more than
counterbtlanced by troops which tbe
Turks are receiving from Atla. The
tanitary condition of tbe Knisiant it o
mocb worse than tbat of tbe Turk,
tbat lot occasioned by sickness among
the former almost establish an equilib
rium of forces between tbe combatants.
The litt ol lott Pacific steamers length
ens rapidly. Tbe wrecgoi tne iron
propeller Eten on tbe Chili coatt ap-
neari to nave been one oi me wont
tragio disaster! of our day. How the
came to go on the rocki we have vet to
learn. But the did go on tbem, and
apparently, pounded to pieces at once
in the breaker. Some forty people
reached tbe thore; twenty others teem
to bave tecured footholds upon tbe
reef against which tbe ship bad been
dashed. There they waited day alter
day for help, which the people on shore
and tbe war vessels in the orling were
unable lo afford, until bean and hope
gave out aud all but three oi them
plungi-d into 'he sea. Out of about
IliO known to bave bt-en on the Eten,
it ia lie.levd tbat nearly or q':he two
thirds have i!ri.h'"l. New York
S.i ii.
tbis incident seems to have done are
sure to male good sweethearts and
better wives"
Ges. How.nD. From the day How
ward took tb field against Joseph, be
has been bo, sting ot what he would
do. At one irae be was about to bag
Joseph's meu; atauother time be waa
about to takeJosepb In the rear; and
again be wascn the ev- vt surround
ing Josepb. Jlis brag li . been ridicu
lous ail aloig. And i.ow, after tbe
defeat at iig Hole, in Montana,
we are toU that be i as arrived at
a polut eighten miles irom Glbbon't
camp, tnd is aboin to pursue tbe
victorious idians, who, however, ac
cording to lie dispatch, bave disap
peared to prts unicoown. it it nigh
time, if tbe ampaign which should
never baveiecu begun against the
Nez Perces iso be carried on, that tbe
incompetent Howard was removed.
and an officeiwbo knowt bow to win
tucceit in Intin warfare was appoint
ed in bis plac. Ho ha already been
responsible ft too much nseless blood
shed, and toontny disgraceful defeats.
New YorSun.
SwimminoNiauaba The feat of
swimming t'oss tbe Niagara River
below the fsshas in it so many ele
ments of dsger that peculiar credit
has always ten accorded it accom
plishment. rithln a comparatively
short time, bwever, numerous persons
have successUly crossed the turbulent
stream, and 'en some small boys bave
demonstrate! their abili'y to accom
plish the percui trip. On Monday of
this week tw boys Willie Flynn and
an adopted on of Mr. Sullyswam
from a poi; below the gasworks
across tbe ri r and back witb appar
ent ease. A)uetime the boyt were
enveloped I the tbick foam on the
turfai e. ami ere completely lost sight
ol lura lew omeuts. 1 lie succcsstul
accomplishmt of the feat was loudly
..pplauded b;bcir iiuineiouscomradet
wiki witned tbe affair from ttie
A:nei;cn lre Niagara Fall fia--.:
I
the moral. The moral of tbe story is
s.mply this that in the cause of patrl
ousm, nowever weag we may be, we
may all do something. The story Is
tbis: Although loth to confess tbis in
tbe presence ot so many ladies, it was
something more than thirty years ago
mat i, a young lawyer, wat invited
to deliver an oration on tbe
Fourth of July before my lei
low-citizens of the State of Vermont,
at israttieooro. There were still 1 3ft at
that time a few of the survivors of the
great revolutionary army. Three or
four were waiting In tbe hotel where 1
was stopping, with my oration sum
mering Inside of me, a good deal em
barrassed as I am now applause by
constitutional basbfulness whicn I
shall never get over. Tbere came In
witb these three or four old gentlemen,
a somewhat youuger gentleman than
they, but still considerably over 70.
He said, "I im not a revolutionary
toldier, but I should like to ride with
the revolutionary soldier to-day. I
would like to explain my position, and
ask if I have not a right.'' Of course
tbey gave bim permission. He went
on to say that, "wben I waa a boy
about eight years old, my father kept s
ferry somewhere on Lake Cbamplaln,
at Putnam or Windham. Tbere came
to tbe river to cross, while my fsther
was away and I was at home alone, two
men, one ot whom seemed of superior
rank to the other. Tbey were soldieTs
evidently, though tbere wat little uni
form among men in revolutionary
timet. They wished to erott tbe ferry
and said they mutt crots. I said I was
only a boy and could not run
tbe terry across, even if tbey
assisted mo, I could not get back.
They sal I they would help m
to crois, and some of tbe neighbors
could help me back. I undertook it,
and after I had crossed to the other
side, I said to tbe superior gentleman,
'when my father comes home I shall
wMi to be able to tell him who it was
I have carried across tbe ferry.' 'Woll,'
.aid he, 'you may tell him tbat it was
Johi: S;ark.' Six weeks alter that I
r.r! 'it u, e ha tie of Benuington, ud
.TIeilcaa Aaaetailea cheasr.
Special to tbe N. 0. Picayunt.1
Washing? oy, Auguit 13. Tbe New
ork World's correspondent in the
City of Mexico, in to-day's Issne.maket
pnblic a letter from Mr. J. B. Bowman,
at tbe request or tbe Kentucky Univer
sity, to oue Richards at the City or
Mexico, suggesting (bat President Diss
send immediately a confidential agent
to tbis coontry to treat for tbe cession
to the United States of the Northern
Provinces of Mexico for the sum of
(300,000,000, tnd slating that be (Bow
man) has good reason to believe that
such a treaty could be negotiated in
ninety days. Mr. Richardt't reply ef
fected a good deal of Indignation, but
there is evidence showing tbat tbe an
nexation measure wat at one time fa
vorably entertained by the authorities
at both capital.
The Frenchman, Mr. Bazard, who,
(bough an adopted citizen of tbe Uni
ted State, was arrested In France a
few days ago for calling President Mc
Mahon "an ass," ha been acquitted.
Tbe term of opprobrium used by Mr.
Bezsrd was once ingeniously applied
in this country bv a man who hJl hMn
President of the United 8tate to a man
who hid been candidate for President
of the Un'ted State, when John ci.
cv Adam, wben referring to Lewi
Cass, said: ,
"And future afe will agree
To spell hi name without a C."
But John Q. Adam waa not M-MMi.
ed, tried and acquitted for this couplet.
Thu I the teaion of the vear when.
the average clerk talk carelessly for a
fewe day about Saratoga, Long
Branch, and other fashionable aatur.
ing-plecet, buy another twenty-Are
cent wbite tie, pjcki hi valise, bid all
hi friends adieu, and tildes carefully
up me uaca tirecu, anti taget tbe stage
up country to help tbe old folk getla
bay for a week or two.
Tna purest cream-tartar made from
grape acid enter into Dooley' Yeast
Powder. So witb all the other com
poneut'. Tbe result I that tbe moat
satisfactory result are attained by the
me of a smaller quantity of leaven and
flour. Families that trv it tav to.

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