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VOL. XIII.
VICKSBUIiG, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, - SEPTEMBE1
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Friday Moraine;, September 21.
'All our State exebaiiges complain
of ralo, rain, rain.
We hid a pleaunt ca'l yesterday
from Jodge Winchester, of Natchez.
The rtcent ratni in New Orleani
were to heavy tod continuous that the
city wat flooded, tod at one time there
were grave fears that the baaementi of
the principal itorci would be deluged.
There wat a much heavier tail of rain j
there than in tbli city.
Yellow fever ii prevailing in
'Havana, and all vessels from that port
to New Orleani are rigidly quarantined
by the latter city. Dr. Choppin, Pree
Menl of the Board of Health of New!
Orleans, eayi the quarantine li so
itrlct that there la little or no danger
of infected vessels reaching New Or
leant.
Mb. Jho. A. Galbreatii, of Jack
ion, recently vanqlsbed at chen Messrs.
D. W. Saunders and J. W. Jefferson,
of Memphis. Maura. Saunderi and
Jefferson were telected by( the Mem
pile Chen Club aa iti two beat playeri.
Mr. Galbreath bai now defeated at full
intricate and icienlWo game the best
playeri of Vlcksburg, Jackson, Natch
ez and Memphis. Next.
It ia reported in thla city that with
in a few weeks there are to be eight
marriages here in one day. While we
like to see the good work go on we
earnestly protest agaiusl io much of it
in one day. At Artemui Ward said,!
thli it too much. We would like to
iee these weddings spread out over a
space of two or three weeks or more.
We like cake and wine, etc., but we
don't want it to come by tho cart load.
" Thibe Ii a negro up in Ohio wboae
head is decidedly level. Ho has made
a speech in which beaald that (be free
dom of tho negroes of the South came
by an" "accident" of the war. lie
charges that the Northern Democrati
and Republicans went Into the war to
fight for the Union, and not for the
negro, and that Preaiilent Lincoln only
wrote tho emancipation proclamation
after he found It was impossible to co;i
quel the Confederates without the aid
of tho negroes. The colored gentle
man's name is .Williams the Rev.
Williams.
Some of the Southern papers find
cause of ccjoipIaiittwUh Hayes in his
tours ihri ugh tho country. They aay
hen miking an umpcraly display of
hlrmelfaud making political harangues.
Since Governor Wade Hampton Joined
the Presidential parly, we are anxious
to see what these over-punctllloas pa
trious will have to1 say, in regard to
him. He boldly expressed himself ai
being extremely gratified at being able
to take part in the proceeding! gotten
tip la hotter of the President. If Hayes
deserves to bs spitefully nsed by the
Southern press, Hampton ought not to
be spared. Lst us hear from those
who can never risoebove the occupa
tion Of nursing their hatred and bitter
i -..-
t : '.Jlarrje , t ,ur: .,.),
Jackton Clarl n.l (i i on .
We recejyfij life tpw-BZ 'clogram
last night, aad ma&t'cheeriuliy Jive
. covAn, tss. Sspt, il-ili, lift?., ,
Marrie J. at swn, Teanesaee, Tuea.
day inorninf, 6ptemer -Vilb to mini
" A uVietine'e Chapel, -1 Bt. Kev.
Jd. tireea. ititbeo of. ta-iW'fwMie;
iwippi, Coionei Jo!is 8. .Ha.mu.tuh and
, iiisa I aS.su BCCEol JiVenru His. y ,
: lUlgatiVl, ,- ."OuvftCHTOJt;.
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A Fbikcb paper -observes ihstpwl
Osopbers t)as their lives IrJ not believ
ing what they1' tee. n in trying to
guess t what they don't e?e. . ,
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A SIaai7 OttUk fr Cittau
At the present writing the prospect
fort large cotton crop ia gloomy in
deed. The rains bare been general all
over the South for the last four days.
The - damage to eottoc cannot
be estimated even if (he tains cease
now. In the valleys tbe stalk of
the cotton is alresdy too large,
the foliage is too dense, and hot, dry
weather eontimtoutly, . for tbe rest of
the season is the only thing that will
produce even an average crop. Already
we bear of rot, rust, and sappy bolls,
to say nothing of tbe ravagea of tbe
worms, that is increased ten fold by
wet weather. There have been jears
in tbe South that the cotton crop in the
valleys haa been almost wholly ruined
by contlnned rains, even sfter the sfalk
bad fully matured. Soraelimea we have
seasons here that' resemble the rainy
seasona of tbe Tropics, and the present
September, io far, bears every rescm
blance to one of these.
What cotton is "open" Is very much
Injured in quality, as much of it has
been dashed on tbe ground by tbe rain
and wind. Time has been lost, too,
(hat it ia impossible to replace. We
have bad several successive seasons of
extremely good weather for picking,
but this one begins as if it is destined
to balance many of tbe good onei.
In the hill lands, or the uplands, as
they are known by cotton men, we bear
ol aecond growth and great waite
from the wind and rain. In truth in
the uplands, tbe waste has been much
greater than in the valley, for there is
largely more of tbe staple open. Sec
ond growth is extremely injurious to
tho stalk. It atarts new life in it, and
new foliage, but tbe fruit never ma
tures In timo to escape tbe frost. Al
together tbe outlook is extremely un
favorable, aad we think that the
big crop estimates should be lowered
by at least twenty per cent.
Tfee Utmptr Oteaty I ad lot
metis.
From the reliable Meridian Mercury
we learn that 'he Grand Jury of Kem
per county, found --ix in lictmenti for
murder, and twenty-five Indictments
against thoie charged with being
accessory to murdr. We presume
that nearly all these indicmenls were
found against parties implicated in the
Kemper riots. If this ia the case, and
we have no doubt of It, nil the bowlt
of the Northern press an J poliilclaut
muat go for naught. Tbe Grand Jury
baa done its duty, and the course of
Justice in that county will not be Impe
ded. We do not mean to say by tliic,
that all these Indictment will be sus
tained, for, we do not know whether
or not all of them should be sustained.
What we meau tossy i that the iudict
ed parties will have to be tried by the
liwsof tbeir S'ato, and if fjund guilty,
will be puuitbed, if it takes all tbe
power of the State to do I'. This is all
that can be doue in any to.
V. M. Hell.
.(nekton Clarion. 1
This person, having oi.ee resided
here and figured as an anit or detec
tivo under (he lttdici regime, created
an interest conccrniuK liim In tbe
minds of (his community. Ha first
figured as the disreputable- writer of a
series of communicaiiuus in the New
York Ledger (in lKGG re belive,) in
which he pretended to relate a series
of his mlraculoui adventures as a spy,
and claimed to have won and abused
tl.o confidence cf some of tbe Confed
erate Commanders. During tbe last
term of Gen. Grant, he was employed
by Grant t go (o 61. Louis to sieal
document, from District-Attorney Dy
er, iu the iuierett of General Babcock.
He was placed by Zicb Chandler upon
the rolls of (he Interior Department, a
one of his ageule, so that his expense!
could bo secured. It was Rell, aso,
who was intrusted with the White
House cypher. It now appears that
this man is wauted iu Texas, as will bo
aeon by the following proclamation of
Gov. Hubbard :
Proclamation by tbe Governor of tbe
State ofTeiat: riro hundred dollars re
ward. To all to wbora these presents
shall come. Wbereaa, It bas been made
knows to me that on tbe lit day cf No
vember, li. In tbe otinty of Live Oak,
C. 8. Bell did murder William Morris, and
tbat said murderer la now at large and a
lugitive from luetic.- Now, therefore,' I,
It- B. Hubbard, Governor ol Texas, do, by
virtue or authority veeted in me by the
Vont-tilutlott and Uw oi tue State, hereby
oW a reward of for the a-rest and
delivery of Said C. 8. B.-11 f the Sheriff
of Live Oak county. ' Beit) reg ard will be
payable only upoB tjotTletlon. In testi
mony wiereot I 6av hereta signed my
.". Lar"t Secretary bf itfttl, ;.,,! ;
was 'arrestedUu. 'Washington
about -s1k!(Wtektr jo'.'oV rj:
chsrga, Wal ia Ju lge thir disobargod
him bfcfore a 4aitlo'.fi cj)uIj"lV4f
from the Goverrw-sffcj-s-r Tbe Nai
tiof.
oa iMiiucf lbs JiiigetiiniBaiiBg bat
'Ee.rr C,
e :t wij. .eorryjnj. pro-
Dra nu eauie wo ti or ipe c late to oe
aK-Mf ut theelfy of A'isttfl. this ii'.Uday
of July, A. l. !7.' r " '
' ' (Mnd. B. rutitfttt It inftt' .
We notice that tbe Board of Mayor
and Aldermeq have voted to change
the arithmetic In ourclty public schools
for one by a different author. This
changing of school books Is quite ex
pensive, and we hope that the change
we allude to above will not,bs made,
nnlees there Is ample cause for it. The
arithmetics of (he present day are got
ten op in three or four different series,
and nearly all tbe students in tbe
schools have one of some one of the
series, and it is a (ax on each one to
make the change, which is generally
done for tbe benefit of tome book con
cern. If tbe book in present nse is
cleaily defective, then a committee of
the School Truatees should so report,
and (he teachers would undoubtedly
furnish the evidence necessary to such
apro:eeding, but no such report has
been made, and the whole proceeding
looki like "job." If thli Is tbe case,
the Soard of Mayor and Aldermen
should at once withdraw tbe support
(hey have been Induced (o lend to it.
Tke Greta AaVIcfta Ex!rer,
n. n. saiMley Uesirel Frosak
AFTER A G BEAT STRUGGLE OF TWELVE
MONTHS' DUBATI01 BE SUCCEEDED IN
CBOSItNO THE AFBICAN CONTINENT.
Eitraote from a Bnaolat Telegram to the
Chicago Times ol the 17th
New York, Sept. 17, 4 a.m. After
nearly twelve months of suspense.
during which .the gjaveat fears were
entertained for the safety of the gal
lant African explorer, toe welcome
news has come that Henry M- Stanley
bas arrived on the west coaat of Africa.
Stanley's dispatch is dated from Em
boma, Congo river,' weat coaat of Af
rica, August 10, and atates that be ar
rived at tbat point on Angus! 8, from
Zanzibar, with only one hundred and
fifteen aonlt, the entire parly in au
awful condition after their long and
terrible journey through tbe heat of
tbe African continent After complet
ing (he exploration of Lake Taugan-.
yika, and settling definitely by actual
survey tbe question of (be outflow of
tbe lake by what waa believed to be tbe
river Ltkuga, but wmcn be naa proved
to be only a creek draining into the
lake except where the waters of (he
great inland sea attain an extraordi
nary level, Sianley and bis followers
pushed aercss the country to Nyan
eeve, on the Laulaba, Stanley left
Niagweon the 15th of November, 1870,
and traveled overland through Ereg
ga. Tbe (ask of penetrating the
unexplored wilds (bat stretched
before him (o the westward was calcu
lated Io imprcaa him with a aense of
danger (bat notbiog but (be stera call
ofdulyandtbs promptings of ambi
tious resolution could overcome. He
was about to plunge Into a region
where be would be aa completely cut
off from hope of succor, il fortuue did
not favor blm in bis journey, as it be
were wsnderim ou the surface of so
other planet. Stanley's losses during
the long and Turntne jonrncy acroaa
(he continent from 14avgeve have
beon very aevere. The continuous
fighting In tbe forests snd on iho river
reduced tbo strength of the expedition
until It became a question whether any
of its members would ever reach the
coast. Stanley states: "My grief is
still new over me loss oi my last wuite
assistant, the brave and pious young
Englishman, Francis Pococlc, who was
swept over the falls of the Massaesa
on tho 3J of last June." lie adds:
"My faithful companion, Kaluln, ia
among (he lost." Oa tbo same day that
I'oeock was ion, wtaniey, wuu seven
men, were almost drawn into the
whirlpools of tbe Mowa Mir, aud Six
weeks later himself, with the ontire
crew of tbe Ltdy Alice, were swept
over (he falls of Mbelo, whence only
by a miracle (hey escaped. 1 he ex
plorer writes : "I made the erpedltton
from Doma by steamer to Callnda, and
proceeded (bencoto St. Paul-de-loanda.
Mr. Price of the firm of Hutton &
Cookaon, of Liverpool, takes my letter
to you, via Angola."
Alter an nruous maicti ol many days
through a country filled with difficul
ties, r.::d being compelled (o transport
un i he shoulders of his men every
pound of provisions and other stores
necessary for the transcontinental jour
ney and besides carrying in a similar
uiauner the sections of the Lady Alice,
exploring boat, and the arms and am
muuUion ot bta party, otamey urn net
himself brought to a staud by immense
tracts of dense forest, through which
all attempts at progress were futile.
Finding that be could not advance
along the Hue he bad first Intended to
follow, Slailey crossed the Lualaba
and continued his journey along tbs
left bank of the-river, passing through
the district known as northeast Ukuau.
Oathis route he endeavored to find an
outlet weetwsrd, but, tbe jungle was so
deuce and the fa(igueaof the march io
barasaiog (bat it teemed irapoestois wr
biea to succeed in passing the tremen
dous barrier of the forest. .To add to
i li hnrrr,rt nf . nnillloa in thM
.cental Afrio&n, w!Ul Stanley ennd
himself: opposaa. at, every .step by tbe
hotiile i cannibali natives.n His , .mar ah
threagb:.;beo; cactfal .Tfgione soon
became a!mokhopsit. There was
no cease.f.entothe agbtraf day or
nigh LA The .atlvauea. was ft saeoKsion
ol ctwrjeti intrudd, tkirmkhicg order
Sy sfcdiiafasi guard whe3. duty it
waa to clear the road for the main
body. Ststi'ey't t"-'s tt appease the
sareges were . ..-.' The patient
behavior of Siauley's men' they regar
ded u cowardice ,,so thai bo course re
mained open to the explorer but to
tight his way onward, with as little loss
as possible. To render Stanley's position
still more deplorable, his escort of one
nnndred and forty natives, whom be
bad engaged for tbe service at Nyanwe
refused lo proceed further on tbe Jour
ney, snd deserted him. Finding his
ranks thinned by the desertion of the
Nysngwn men, the hostile natives con
centrated fore grand attack on Stanley,
with (he object of completely orntbing
blm. There was only one wsy to es
cape from the hapless position in which
Stanley now found himself, nnless be
accepted tbe alternative of returning to
Nvangwe and abandaning tbe work
which be had undertaken. This was to
make use of canoes. With (he Lady
Alics ss a last reliance, and good ca
ooes for the parly, Stanley eonclnded
tbat he could advance wilh a belter
prospect of success than in any other
way. Although be had a decided ad
vantage over tbe savagea on the water
Stanley still found that each day's ad
vance was bat a repetition of tbe strug
gle of the day previous. It was des
perate fighting all the time while posh
ing down tbe river with might and
main. In tbe midst of these straggles
Stanley's journey on the river was in
terrupted by a ssriee of great cataracts.
To pass these he had to eot bis wsy
through thirteen miles of forest and
drag his sighteen canoes and bis ex
ploring boat, Lady Alice, over land.
After passing thecataraots Stanley and
his party had a long breathing pause
from the toll of dragging their
boats through tbe forest. They were
also comparatively secure from attack,
anil took measures lo recruit their ex
hausted strength before again encoun
tering (be dangers of the journey west
ward. Stanley found opportunity to
note tbe interesting chauges and phys
ical characteristics of (be route.. . At
two degrees north latitude he found
tbat the course of the Great Lualaba
swerved from its almost direct north
erly direction to tbe northwestward, to
the westward, and then to the south
westward, developing into a broad
etream, varying In width from two to
ten miles and oboked with islands. To
avoid struggles wilh (he tribes of des
perate cannibals that inhabited tbe
mainland on each aide of tbe river,
Stanley's eanoe fleet paddled between
tbe islands, taking advantage of tbe
cover they afforded aa a protection
from attack. In tbia war many miles
down the stream were by the expedi
tion, unmolested by the natives. But
this safety from attack waa purchased
by muon saBering. uutotr from sup
plies in the middle of the great
river, starvation threatened to de
stroy tbe expedition. The most
extretno hunger was ondured by
the parly which passed three entire
days Bbsolutely .w4ibout any food
This terrible ststs of things could ,no
be any longer endured, to SUuJ.iy x
solved lo meet bis rate on the mniulanj
rather (ban by hunger on the river. He
turned his course to the loft bank
of the Lualaba, and with singular
good fortune reached tbe vil
lage of a tribe acquainted with trade.
Those people had four muskets, which
they obtained from the west coast.
With these friendly nativea Sianley
and bla party made "blood brother
hooil," and purchased an abundance of
provis'ons, which were sorely needed
by Iho famished exploring party.
After a brief rest Sianley endeavored
to continue bis courae. Three days af
ter his departure from the village of
ibe friendly natives, bo came to the
country of a powerful tribe, whose
warriors were armed with mnskets.
No sooner did (heso natives discover
the approach of Stanley's expedition
than they manned fifty-four large
canoes anil put off from the river bauk
to attack it. It was not until three of
his men were killed that Stanley de
sisted in bis efforts to make the natives
understand that he and his party were
friends. He offered clothea as peaco
gifts, but the aavagca refuaed to be con
ciliated and the fight procoeded with
unabated fury. For twelve miles down
the struggle went on. It was main
tained by Stanley's followers with
great courage, and was '.he last save
one of the thirty-two battles fought
since tho expedition had left Nvangwe.
Tho Lualaba, which changes its onraa
scorea of times as it approaches the At
lantic Ocean, now becomes known as
tbo Kevango and Zoure. As the river
runs through tbe great basin which
lies between 26 degrees snd 17 degrees
east longitude, Unas an uninterrupt
ed coune of over seven hundred miles.
Tbencs clearing (he large belt of moun
tains between tbe great baiin of (he
Atlaudc Ocean the river descends by
about thirty falls and furious rspids to
the great river between the falls of
Yellals and the Atlantic. ' , ' -'
United States Vsasela Compelled to
v Qaaratmne. ... t ...
WisfttseTOjf,' Sept 2a The TJolled
Sfatei Con sal at Cadis Informs the
State Department that United States
Testtls have Istely rtiftnd to
quarantine from three ro seven days
on-account of their former' voyage
having been from ports Of Cuba er
Gulf of Mexico. antiin delay and ex-;
fente, Which, the Cqess!! Scf 2s!i can
e averted if the captains of the vessels
will apply to tbe Spanish Consul for a
certificate stating tbat the Teasel on her
home port from Cuba or the Gulf of
Mexico onder went formalities of
quarantine. '
Kief it before tbe people that the
Democratic party reduced (he expenses
of tbe government from (1,061,882.46
to $101,030.45. Being a saving ol six
hundred thousand, one hundred and
tweiity-alx dollars in one year. Jack
son Clarion.
-. , . A EXOTISE. .
Tbs SteamsI triad Kis&V.tmi Carat
delet tsrsed at St Litils Ltti z:.
89. . , .
Grand Kepubilo, the largest and finest
steamboat on Western water, took
fire at 12 o'clock last night, and burned
nearly to the water's edge. The flames
were commonioaled to the steamer
Caroodelot, lying alongside, and all
ber upper works were destroyed. Her
bull is of iron, and will be saved, bnt
toe macninery wui oe oauiy oams$")d.
Both were lying at tbs foot of L'iCs
perance street, about two and a half
miles from the center of the city.
St. Louh, Sept. 20. The steamer
Grand Repnblio was bnrned to the
water's edge and sunk before morning.
It Is doubtful whether her machinery
will be of any value. She was owned
by Captain Tborwegan, and valued at
1150,000: Insured, for $50,000 In abont
twenty-five offices. Tbe Carondelet
will probably be a total loss. She wss
owned by Captain Hicks and three as
sociates, and valued at (10,000; in
sured for (17,000. .
uiscixsatt, Bent. m Disnalchea
state that the loss by the burning of
ths steamers at. St Louis is (300oa
The steamer Grand Republie was in
sured for (200,000, in Howe, Carroll
ft Powell's agency. -
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BISMARCK ANT AJfOBASST.
Tkslr Msetlag Ksst M Retjardsi
Sctjssl ef tbs fatsrvlsw. Betwsei tbs
Aistrlu and Gerat Enpsrsrt. 1
Lohdoh, Sept 20. Tbe Visa n a eor-
respondent of the Times makes the fol
lowing comment on. tbe conference at
Saletburg between Bismarck and An
dressy : Its importance ought ' not
lobe underrated not only as regards
Germany and Austria, but as touching
tbe Eastern question itself. The triple
slliance about the existence or non-existence
of which there has been so
much tslk, had indeed become a woe
ful anachronism alnce Russia stepped
out of it and took her own line, but it
must not be forgotten it had another,
gards that, happily, not only for the
fiartles cone rued, but for Europe at
arge, it still exists, and It rosy bs
hoped will be strengthened snow by
Haulsbnry. Except for apparatus of
permanent mediation constantly at
work since the Berlin meeting
whlob laid tbe foundation oil
of tbo triple alliance to emooth down
tho differences which exist between
the Interest of Anstrla and Russia, re
quiring a solution or tbe eastern qucs
lion, probably by Ibis time Instead of a
local alroggle . Europe would have
fonnd itself in the midst of en Euro'
V0nm taL
bibliw, sepr'su-ina niccrorirorj
at Salesbnrg, must be regarded as a se
quel or tbe recent interview between
the Austrian and German Emperors,
and as a meotins: merely strengthening
(he views then exchanged between tbe
(wo sovereigns regarding tbe continu
ance of the understanding between
their Imperial Courts npon the means
or avoiding European complications.
Tbe result Is secured without formal
treaty stipulations, iuairauch as it rep
resents the complete personal agree
ment existing between three Emperors.
Tbe London Tlmea on Bayea'e Bontn-
in roitoy.
Lokdon. Sept. 20. The Tlmea edito
rially commenting on Hayes's South
ern tour, says: In a little more than
ball a year he bas succeeded in beating
down a compact mass of prejudice in
allaying a bost or conflicting passions.
Visible triumph of bis policy is now
being assured. He has this week begun
a journey through several Southern
States, which is intended to show the
work of pacification is not far from
completion. The Federal Government
has no Intention of interfering with tbe
local administration of (he Southern
States. The Southern States have no
desiro to disturb the greet achievements
of tbe civil war which have been em
bodied in Ibe Constitution. Tbe re
moval of objects of contention makes
it easy to re-eatablUh friendly rotations
between people who respect each other,
and the sympathetic meeting of. the
President and Hampton is an omen of
the coming lime when (be North snd
South will no-longer be separated by
lines of divisiona which the civil war
bad traced. -
What la Said of .MacMabon's Mani
.feeto, Loudon. Sept 20. The Standard's
correspondent at i'arls reports mat
President MacMahon's manifesto cre
ated an Immense sensation. Donspart
Iste and Clelrlcals applaud it as a de
claration of no surrender. The Tmps,
wbi"h so far is tbe most outspoicen or
the Republican papers, declares the
manifesto unprecedented, 'iho 'Aimer
Pari correspondent says tho people
look on President MacMahon's mani
festo ss only an electoral artiike, de-
-ned to friehlen timm sectors into
supporting oillclal ctn lidates, and to
encourago thoee functionaries io exert
a pressure. . ; . :
Heavy Bain la Alabama. ,
WnnTeoMtav.: Sent 20. The War
rior river has risen 60 feet and still ris
ing rapidly. The entire river country
Is soomergea.. ano.ois ui.oruit a
calamitous. The Alabama river is ris
ing slowly at ibis point.. The rain bas
beaten out su Immense quantity of cot
ton. It bas been raining since, Tues
day. 1 .r. .... .., ;: '
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s
i'lt'i
Hams, I
bsofc, is v.
Kew Yt
vices rer.jrl
f l;.a t
Angtwt
" rtlal
v a cf
Irones, cu tie i
Verbosity cf V
Party,
i 'y
T 4
WA8niSGT'-
of (!;a Pre id
patriotic but
L J
sbc.iy
characterises C
i Kss' icrrj 1 ora
hnootib from
the noon r"
3
Tennessee is so :
tIa!trpos,u.a!
-i is.
3 CI Tactorv,
Lstt nit-la
ssy exactly wl 3
Damage to I !
CiircisyATt.
the third floor c
j wu!CKtoita l.u-
seed oil factory, c i v Mch rested about
15,000 bUBj'ols cf C inoel, gave way,
carrying aa tl.a f ors below to tbe
cellar, at tLe sa , o i '-e f'r' -r- out (he
S8uthwail;lose
JS (-0,v),
or "y. -
. L I1 1 'I'd Sia't-d
u l n ii
-. He has been
-1 fever seve-il
i a' fs on li e
'.l 'l h" S,
nl his t? ii.
Dtwtt r! '
St. Lorn, t
Senator Louis ,
o'clock tb.s c(.. ,
afflicted with mftiu.,
months, and )at y i
liver was dov
and perha;s U.tc ; '
Tbs rearer t- 1
Jacksonville. I lk.
deaths fromycJio k.r to-dy Ij i r-
naudlna, all wL:.
Dr.
r
a very critical co
n,
a put
esses are reroi-ti' :
i tvy
ing tbe tei t to
t li'Tessa
tJ-ui.Ut very
la moi-taiity. 1 v .
cool and stormy.
- IZarlne E' 'iter.
New Oiileavi, i. ;t. 20. The
schooner Gulps"! : j v-s s'rurk by
squall August 2 hi 1op;;!1uJo l.'i.Zl
weal, latitude H.u norii, aprnef a
leak and tilled rr. "y. The Cr.pu,!a
and three men wcio picked op by (ha
schooner Maud 1" lour. Two of tbe
crew were Urowneti.
The Cyolone Dfmintablngla Intensity.
WASBisfOTOM. Sept. 20. Tbe Signal
Service ofllcers report that tbe cycioue
in the east Gulf States bas remained
nearly stationary, bat is diminishing in
intensity. Indications ore not threat
ening. For to-dty, however, caution
ary signals continue at iuooiie, m.
Marks, JacbsonTi;. Savannah, Key
West, Charleston, Wilmington, Smith
ville,Tibbae Island, Cape Look-Out,
Cape Henry and Cape May.
Extent ol Damaie by tbe Oalveatoa
tsiotm.
Houston, Texas, Bepl. 20. The fol
lowing is an estimate of damage done
by Ibe late cyclone around Galveston :
The Government worka in BoHw
channel, Including a portion ol tbe
flout. ST.I OOTI t ftllnri. ffnnttnn an. I
o uu c
j snd Santa Fee Lull-
road, $20,CXX) ; cotton presses, (2,800;
In incompleted buildings in the city,
(75,000; bath houses on the beach,
(3,000; twenty small schooners cap
sized, loss (50,030: private buildings
and property $10,000.
The
Coattetwntible
One CeaiS
ftiec.
In the good old ante-war times a
picayune was the smallest coin used in
tho South. No commodity of the retail
trade evor rose or fell more or less
than five cents, and we had an utter
contempt for the homely copper.
Money was (ben plentiful in tbeSoufl),
(he rich were extravagant and gener
ousand their reckless disregard of tho
old maxim, "Take careol the cents aud
the dollars will tako care of them
selves," bad Its infiiicuce on all classes,
and compared with the close-listed
Yankee, we wore a very thriftless peo
ple. Theoe habits cling to us
still, and notwithstanding we are
now all poor and forced to tubus
of economy, we are far behind "our1
Northern countrymen in the art or sav
ing, and tbo nickel is still the smallest
coin circulating among us. The Mont-
fomory Advertiser mentions au ind
ent which ncll illustrates tbls: "An
old woman went to (he Post-office a
few days ago, to mill a letter. Sua
wanted lo purchase a three-cent stamp
ed envelope. Tbe price was four cents.
Sho gave a nickel, and was handed a
one-cent stamp in exchange. She lock
ed at it snd said, -This is no use to me.'
Then she was given a penny. Shearain
said, 'I can make no use of this.' Nor
could she. So tbe peor women lost
one cent This looks like a trivial
matter, but it is not It amounted to
25 per cent oh her investment' Any
merchant will tell you what tbat is. It
is a fortune to the dealer when made ;
II Is rnln when lost" Now, why should
the old woman lose her one cent ? Why
shouldn't tbe penny circulate among ns
as well as In tbe larger cltiea of the
North ? There ere many articles need
ed of dally nse that cost less than a
nickel, or multiples of it, for which one
is oouipiied to pay more than IU Tua
or tzj sore ttsn-osn wssts. For ex
ample, a pound of mgar is worth, say,
ii cents, une must pay ao cents, or
buy a larger quantify. Here is a lrye
percentage of tbe . Investment lost
for want of this 4 convenient ' coin.
Nor does it really benefit the sailor,
who is only desirous lo imake a fair
profit on his. sales,; and who thrives
better tbe cheaper, he-is able to soil his
merchandise,: But the greatest evil in
this is ths wasteful spirit it encourage,
Economy is a virtue. JJy taki"? csre
of small amounts we. learn b Cu( to
appreciate, the, value' of jnmcy. Our
business men would oonfw a beutilt
,oi the;coramuoity If they would iutro-
duce the . aintb?d;ei'.tt' , one-cm
piece.- .. : ,. -.-;;, r I ')', ,.
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