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NO. 44
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Friday Morning, April 20.
wti recently killed in
Tat Natchez, Jackion and Col urn
bni Railroad it completed nearly forty
three miles, and the work goes bravely
on. Vicksburg will wake np after
The Meridian Mercory tblnka the
Herald is too much of a Hayei Dem
ocrat. Became we did not fall Into
Howe't wake, and agree with that
South-baler, Cockling, the Mercury
thlnke we have become decidedly
Tbb Washington correspondent of
the New Orleani Timet tayi Senator
Brace bu worked earnestly and Intelli
gently for the levee interests of the
South, and deserve the tbanki of the
Southern people lor bia effort! in tbii
Col. F. T. Cooper, a prominent
journallit of tbii Slate, recently de
livered in Jackiou a masterly and elo
quent temperance speech. The vine
yard is Urge and the laborer! are few,
and Col. Cooper'i effort should be im
itated by others In all parts of the
The Crystal Spring Monitor now
says that ita informant only meant
that tbe Legislature bad received free
passes from the railroads, and con
strued that to mean bribery. The vio
lent article in the Monitor was bated
on a very slender foundation, if that it
all there it of this charge.
... st --aSt "
The Upper Mississippi, the Missouri,
and the Tennessee rivers are all com.
log out at flood tide. This will proba
b!y raise tbe Mississippi at tbii point
it biirh at it bat been at any time tbii
teason. We do not, however, autici
pate any damage to the valley lands,
at tbe river had fallen far within its
hank., aud the Ohio is only in fair
boating order.
,nr. Money Pacific Kal1
In a recent letter to bis paper, tbe
Memphit Avalsnche.Col. Kellor bat the
following about Hon. H. D. Money:
He is for a Southern Pacific rail
ro.l hill. He will vote for a bill pro
viding for the extension of the Ttxis
and Paeillo road, provided there is no
provision made lor building a line by
' aid of the Government to Vinnita, and
nrnvlJed also there shall be an exten
sion of the rosd to the Mis-issippi river,
preferring Vicksburg, olcou.se. He Is
opposed to giving to Colonel Scott the
whole line from Texas to the Pacific
coast, and favors giving tbe right of
way and land grants to Huntington
from Fort Yuma to El Pio. In other
won!., ha will tuoDort a bill at de
scribed in tbe Avalanche, providiugfor
Hnntlmrton aud Scott, for Vicksburg
and Memphis.to jointly construct a line
from tbe Mississippi river 10 tne
clflo ocean.
Will thn Southern members of Con
gress agree to tapport sucb a bill?
Will a msiorltv of them agree to do
so? The Tennessee delegation will
llfcpl ae-rea on MemDbis at tbe eastern
i.rmlmi. of a Bouthcrn Pacific. The
Miululnni delegation will insist on
Vicksburg. Why not secure to both a
direst connection to the Pacific coast ?
Mr. Hnntincton frankly states be
wilt nntta with a maloritv of the South
em membera and give whatever meat
nr the South tereet upon bit whole
support, in and out of Congres. This
is on the basis of conceding to him so
mnch of the Southern Pacific ronte as
lies between Fort Yuma and El Paso,
with right ot war and land grant as
substantially proposed in a former bill
reported by Lamar.
As the above presents Mr. Money
position la a better light than it bas
hm hliherta viewed, we gladly give it
a Dlace in our column. We still think,
however, that Mr. Money should stand
bv the Texas Pacific, as a large majori-
ty of Southern Congressmen are doing,
"Doh't you find that it hurts your
. . .1(11 MM (I '
lawn to lev your cnuurco yi.j "
..trrl a friend of a suburban the other
day. "Ye," answered tbe gentleman
addressed, "but it doesn't hurt the
children. lJoiton .ranscnju.
la the Ik To lid?
This is the question that leading
Southern Democrats should atk them
selves. It is now evident that tbe
Northern Democrats are as much op
posed to doing the South justice in
public enterprises as the Republicans
are. If tbe Texas Pacifio Railroad is
not toon begun, it will be on account'
of tbe opposition of Northern Demo
crats. If (here is no aid given to pre
serve the ricb Mississippi Valley from
overflow, we may know that Northers I
Democrats are (o blame for it. It is
just possiblo that the South is a llltlo
too solid. The Northern Democrats
seem to tbiuk that they have a bill of
isle of tbe whole South, and (bey act
ccordiogly. If we point out to tbein
tbat millions have been speut on North
ern railways, rivers, harbors, etc., and
insist tbat the smallest justice requires
tbat the South should be given enough
at least to develop a little of her
wealib, tbey give us a huge dish of
bosh about the grand old doctrine, and
bid us beware lest we Injure the party.
We are growing weary of this. We
are beginning to ask ourselves what
would be the effect if five or six
Southern Slates should take it into
their heads to cast their Presidential
Electoral votes in 1880, where they
would do the most good. Many con
servative, earnest Republicans actually
seem more favorable to Southern de
velopment than do some of the North
ern Democrats. It may be necessary
for the South to reflect a little if the
Democrats of this Congress continue
to give us a stone when we ask for
bread persist in treating us with bare
faced injustice, when we tk only a
mite as compared to what tbe North
as received. We are aware tbat Ibey
consider us bound to their chariot
heels, and that tbey have already cal
culated upon tbe "Solid South" for
1880. We warn them tbat tbe South
can and will break any bonds tbat
binds her to men who, while claiming
to treat her justly, deny lo ber every
thing but adeice. Tbe South has local
self-government, but she gained It her
self. Mississippi threw off tbe yoke,
and Louisiana and South Carolina fol
lowed ber example. When South Car
olina waa making ber graod
campaign against scoundrellsni and
Southern Radicalism, Hampton ap
pealed to Northern Democrats to
id him, even if tbey could do ever
little. Instead of aiding him tbey
shunned him, and advited blm to be
careful lest be should Injure "the par-
This Is a matter of history tbat
Gov. Wade will verify at any time. By
Heavens, we are growing sick of ad
vice. If to treat us as equals and to do
right will injure the party, we are be
ginning to imagine that tbe party Is too
easily injured ever to be of any benefit
to us. There are a half dozen States In
tbe South tbat the least thing will
throw either way la 1S80, especially
since President Hayes has tried to act
so fairlv toward us, and we beg to in
form the Northern Democrats that they
must not consider tbo South solid in
their service, no matter how badly tbey
treat us. The Southern people will do
a good deal of thinking for themselves
alter Congress adjourns, and the citi
zens or some oi tne southern states
may possibly decide tbat the South is
ust tbe least bit too onu.
Isa Its latere.t Edacatloa
Mr. Chalmers, by unanimous cotiseut,
introduced the following bill :
A BuLto educate colored teachers in tbe
State ol Mississippi,
Be it enacted by (he Senate and
Uouseol Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assem
bled, That tbe sum of ten thousand
dollars per annum be and the same Is
hereby, appropriated, from the pro
ceeds of tue sales of public lands, to
Alcorn University, of Mississippi, to
be'paid by tbe Treasurer of tbe United
States in quarterly Installments to tbe
President of said University upon bis
draft therefor; and tbat each Senator
and eacb Representative in Congress
from Mississippi snail be authorized to
appoint cadets to said university rrom
the colored youth of tbe State upon the
same terms and conditions as cadets to
West Point are annotated, who shall
be clothed, fed, and educated free of
charge at said University, and who
shall teach colored schools in Missis
sippi for tbe period of two years after
their graduation, provided ineir ser
vices are needed, for the compensation
allowed by law for teachers in said
lews ol a Member of the Syndicate.
Washington, April 25. Geo Bliss,
before tbe Committee on Banking and
Currency, stated be was a member of
the Syndicate. The Syndicate had
purchased 110,000,000 per cents
outright; their option to take more
would cease when the Syndicate failed
to take 15,000.000 per month. Bliss
saw nothing to prevent specie pay
ments after tbe first of January. He
thinks Englands and France will facil
itate measures for retnmptlon.
Tke Deer Creek Coaatry.
cj. ; some or the reso-
Rolling Fohk, April 23, 1S78.
Editor of tbe Herald :
This Deer Creek country is decidedly
the most inviting portion of the State.
To those who have seen 11, tbe state
ment will not be a surprise, but there
are those in Vicksburg, wbere tbe roar
of the cannon during ibeseige was dis
tinctly beard by (lie Inhabitants of this
region, who to-day hsvo an idea tbat
Ibis is a regular, old swamp country,
with now aud then a fertile and Im
proved place, the balance beiug a jun
gle similar to a large portion of Mis
sissippi swsm; lands. There could not
be a more erroneous idea. In all tbe
country there is not a fluer body of
lands. Considering its Inaccessibility
and tbe habits of tbe Southern people
in neglecting lo beautify and improve
tteir farms, one Is surprised more than
be can express, at tbe magnificent view
which presents Itself as be passes these
broad and lerlile plantations stretching
away back to the woods, often a mile
away. If to the scene were added
sucb aids as nice orchards, symmetrical
fences, neat and modem bouses, with
nice yards and gardens, and present
able barns, it is doubtful if one could
flr-d anywhere on this Continent a re
gion more attractive. Even without
these aids, its natural advantages and
beauties are so great tbat one wonders
it could have so long remained unim
proved. In tbe seuse of Mississippi
Improvements, It is highly improved,
but in tbe sense of what improvements
are where people think of other things
tbao cotton, and In view ol Its great
cspacity in (bis direction, very little
seems to have been doue, after simply
clearing up, save what nature herstll
bas doue. But ibe day is not fur dis
tant, I tblnk, when this section will be
tbe garden spot of tbe South. Not only
tbe garden spot, for it is that uow,but a
cultivated and beautilul garden through
which the citizens of your city will one
day whirl in comfortable can on pic
nic and M y day excursions. Let the
whistle ot be locomotive once scream
through these valleys as it draws its
ricb loads of freight and people be
tween its termini, and Ibe transforma
tion which will take place here will
astonish the most saugulne. Tbe ma
terial upon which lo base such trans
formation is unquestionably superior
to any other spot in Ibe Lulled mates
not already under a high state of im
provement, and it is unreasonable aud
impossible Ibat in Ibe present advance
ment this very inviting spot shall not
very soon answer to tbe touch of Im
provement till Its oldest inhabitant
would barely recognize it any more.
On last Sabbath I was treated to a
ride of nine miles down Little Deer
Creek from here, snd while 1 was con
stantly expressing my delight at the
view presented to me, I was told tbat
the view abov-i was much better snd
tbe scene n. jro enchauting. 1 had
planned to t up there to-day but a ter
rific raiu stuim prevented, and I was
debarred the pleasure. I write this in
the earnest belief tbat 1 will not lavs
to wait long bclore 1 can go there by
cars, leaving Vicksburg in the morning
and returning the same day.
On arriviug here we found ibe peo
ple talking railroad aud anxiously can
vassing their chauces of soon having
oue. They appreciate the advantages
lhat would accrue to them, and while
tbey have slight differences as to the
manner ol extending aid towards an
enterprise tbat would give them a
road, are unanimous in their feeling to
donate every dollar they can spare for
the accomplishment ol sucb an object.
They feel shut out from tbe world.
Even now, wben tbey have good navi
gation, a trip to Vicksburg and back
occupies from four to live days and
costs thorn nearly as much as a trip
from Vicksburg to saint Louis and
back. A eeutlema-i owning a fine
planta;ion above here, who resides at
Canton, iu this State, declared, in a pub-
Ho meeting, tbat be could make Ibe trip
to New York in less time, witn less ex
Dense and with greater comfort than be
could to his plantation here. On the
lower part ol this ijreek tue plantations
are nearlv entirely sliut out irom ibe
world. They have not enougo water
for tbe little steamboats, their roads
leading to tbe landings on tbe rivers
become impassable, their cotton lies at
their Bins waitiug shipment, interest is
eating into tbem, tbe price is declining,
and away into tbe spring, wnen iney
onaht to be nlauting tbeir new crop, a
little dinky ol a steamboat crawls up
to their places, and perhaps after the
cotton has laid at the landings till
greatly damaged, and goes into market
with the stigma ol "bad order" attach
ed to it to oner an excuse to uniauniui
merchants to "go for" it, the boat
charges outlandish prices for tranporta
lion, so lhat in tbe end, the
Dlanter feels thankful anything
is left blm to pay for all his
labor and anxletv. One intelligent
planter declared be lost $2,500 this year
bv not having a railroad, and this esti
mate did not include tbe decline of $10
per bale from the dale bis cotton was
ready for market and the date on which
it reached market. Persons desiring
to travel, often bang around tbe land
ings waiting, under toe most nncom
fortable circumstances, for tardy steam
boats, and on returning, ire often tum
bled out in tbe dead of night, in the
rain and mud, in many cases being
compelled to foot It to tbeir homes
across lha swamps. The receipt of
freights is uncertain ; the charges, on
account ot the difficulties of naviga
tion, necessarily blgb; the landing
charges and insurance enormous;
while, very often, Ibe cost of hauling
from landings on tbe Mississippi and
Sunflower is greater than the entire
freight would be by rail from Vicks
burg. All In all, the great wonder Is
that a railroad up here was not built
years and years ago, and the failure to
build it can be accounted for only on
tbe theory that the country bas been loo
full of Wilkins Mlcawbers, waitiug for
something to turu up.
On Monday evening a railroad meet
ing was held at tbe Church here, and
was organized by the selection of Col.
W. D. Brown as Chairman and your
correspondent as Secretary. After Col.
Brown bad staled tbe object of Ibe
meeting to be to entertain and discuss
a proposition from Mississippi gentle
'men to build a railroad from Vicks
burg lo Ibe northern boundary line of
Sharkey county, under certain condi
tions, C. E. Wright, Esq., presented the
proposition of Messrs. L A. Campbell
ft Co., agreeing to build tbe road upon
the county entering Into a compact to
Issue the road $75,000 in bonds bearing
six per cent, interest and payable In
twenty years, to be issued upon tbe
completion of tbe road through this
connty. Mr. Wright took occasion to
vouch lor tbe ability of the gentlemen
making the proposition, and to express
his belief Ibat if it were soon accepted,
and Vicksburg should do a part com.
mensurate with tbe advantages she
would derive from Ibis road, Ibe road
wonld be In operation to tbls point by
tbe first of next January. Mr. Wright
baa long been an earnest advocate of
railroads, as you all know, and I was
not at all surprised at the interest be
manifested at this meeting, but, in
(ruth, I was agreeably taken tback by
tbe very ablo mauncr in which he de
picted the advantages that would re
suit to Ibe people of tbls favored re
glon by tbe building of a railroad. 1
bad come up here on tournament oust-
nets, ana oau not tnougni mucn oi me
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subject of railroads one way or tbe
other, but I caogbl tbe infection from
tbe people here, and believe 1 would
rejoice as much as any of them at the
consummation of their wishes.
At this meeting, Col. Brown, Mr,
Casey, Dr. 1111, and Mr. Cameron dis
cussed tbe subject pro and eon, and In
an earnest manner, which showed it
was a subiect of vital Interest to tbem.
and while, as I said before, there was
some diversity ol opinion as to what
to do to secure (he road, there was
hearty unanimity in tbe sentiment tbat
every one wanted tbe road, and want
ed it badly. Among tbe resoluilons
offered, and which were unanimously
adopted, were tbe following:
Besolved, Tbat tbls meeting la heartily
la favor of tbe speedy building of tbe
Memphis and Vlc-k.ourz Railroad through
tbls county, and tbat we are willing to
tax ourselves to me nigne.i reasonaoie
limit for the purpose of aiding lu said
Kesulved further. That It Is tbe sense
ol this meeting tbat the Hoard of Super
visors of Sbarkey county submit to the
voters thereof, alas ea-ly a day as practi
cable, the question of aiding said road
upon tui'h plan ana sucn terms as maj
hereafter be deemed advisable.
Dr. Hull was appointed a Committee
to prcseut the resolution! to tbe Board
of Supervisors, aud lo confer with
(hem on the point covered by tbe res
olutions, aud alto to arrange for a gen
eral railroad meeting on the day the
Board will first be In tossion. ine en
terprise will have many earnest
workers UD here, out certainty none
more industrious or effective than Col.
Brown, who declares that il tbe enter
prise fails he will feel like pulling up
stakos and getting out Into the world.
Tbe people here want to become linked
ith V ckeburg, ana ao not nesitaie in
their belief that she will do everything
tbe consistently can to have tbls road.
They want a market nearer at home
Hmn New ur leans, and i leei sure luai
if this road were built Vicksburg
would, in a short time, transact nine
teuths of (he busluess of this slmost
iocxbauslahle country. Tbe reasons
bv tbe road should be built are so
numerous and appear so palpable to
me that 1 feel I ought to apollglze
for occupying your space In
mentioning tbem, but I drifted
off the Tournament and will
have to ask vou to allow me to be
heard on that' subject In a letter wblcb
I shall write aboard the Doat as we run
down to-morrow, it being the intention
ol the Vicksburg pleasure-seekers to
return borne by tbe f air nay, wnicn is
to oass tbe landing sometime to-mor
row. It is to be hoped we wont have
to wait around in tbe woods at the
landing all day before beinglcltedup
Tbe Adherents of Lerdo Preparing for
a oil nevoiBuoo iu ataxics.
Nw York. April 25. A speclsl
from Ssn Antonla, Texaa, ssys: The
better class of Mexicans In the city are
very much excited over Mexican af
fairs, and all are in sympathy with tbe
contemplated movement against ii.
Tbe presence of Gen. Escobedo in Gal
veston, and ibe various telegrams he is
sending to diuerents parte oi ins oiair,
imiteata business of a serious nature,
Col. Paul John T. Macharra, now here,
yesterday received a commission as
Brigadier General from Lerdo. It Is said
tbat this officer and Escobedo are pro
oiirtnir arma and munitions for the Ler-
doists. Great secrecy ie maintained
but enough can be seen here to war
rant the belief lhat a great rebellion
will occur in Mexico at no distant day.
KtMlatUae f Beapcet t tke)
meaaary at DaaletlSweit, Past
ed sy the sha Praaky.
terlaa I'karck, Tlclt.karg-,
Wbebeas, It hath pleased our Hear
only Father, who doeih all things well,
to remove from our midst our beloved
brother and co-worker, Daniel Swett,
a Ruling Elder of tbls Church for
twenty years : and, whereat, the session
of said Church la special meeting con
vened, desiring to testify their respect
for the memory of tbeir deceased
brother, do
Resolve, 1st, That In the death of
our venerable and beloved co-laborer,
we recognize tbe chastening hand of
the Lord, and bow submissively to His
Holy will, feeling assured that "what Is
our loss Is our brother's eternal gain."
Resolve, 2d, Tbat we as office
bearers in the Church, do cherish a
lively recollection of and do bear cheer
ful testimony to the unfeigned love
and zeal of our late associate for the
Church of which he was an overseer;
that he carried ber wants and Interests
constantly upon his mind, and bad a
heart to feel her every woe ; rejoloing
when she rejoiced, and weeping wben
she wept.
Resolve 3d. Tbat we esteem onr
deceased brother and associate very
highly for bis works take, and his
many labors of love; for his wisdom
In council, bis unswerving fidelity to
the trusts his Lord and the Church bad
committed to bis bands : for bis liber
ality ; for bit many Christian graces,
and for that be nuea toe uospei stana
ard of measure of a Christian, setting
nt, bia survivors, an example of Chris
tian excellence worthy of our best ef
forts to Imitate.
Resolve tb. Tbat these proceedings be
spread npon the minutes of session, be
published in tue victsourg papers, ana
Southwestern Presbyterian, ana tbat
copy of same be tent to tbe family
of the deceated.
Death af staadalpk Baraea.
Randolph Barnet, who hat for tome
time past been In a dying condition,
breathed his last yesterday forenoon
in bis cell in tbe county jail. His
death was caused by consumption, ac
celerated by remorse. In bit dying
confession, which be made voluntarily
and wblcb was committed to writing
by Mr. Heman Denio, Barnes stated
that Neville waa killed by Stephen
Greer : that he murdered him witn a
drav Din. and that the deed was done
In the middle room. lie did not
Greer strike tbe blow, but was told by
Uraer a lew momenta betore II ocenrr
ed tbat he Intended to kill Neville.
After Nebille was dead, Greer called
Barnes and Lewis Wilson Inside tbe
Ice-boose, snd tbey assisted him In car
rying Ibe body out and laying It on tbe
pavement, wbere it was found next
morning. Neither Barnes nor Lewis
Wilson witnessed the killing. He
further stated In his confession that
he was aware of his impending
dissolutionhe knew tbat no bodily
harm could come to blm during ihe
short time be bad to live, tbat be
believed in the existence of a God, and
that he woold call Him to witness,
(with tbe certainty of eternal suffering
swelling blm if be testified falsely.)
that be told tbe trutn regsraiag me
murder of Neville. Barnes says that
Greer told him his motives for killing
Neville to be the letter's improper
Intimacy with bis (Greer's) wife, and
tbst be (Barnes) considered that to be
sufficient provocation for any man to
take tbe lire or another. Aoout twenty
minutes after the conclusion of bis
confession Randolph was a corpse.
Thus pataed away one of tbe actors in
one of tbe most biooay tragedies mat
has ever stained the criminals aunals
of Vicksburg.
The following it a late tpeclal
patch to the New Orleant Timet :
The Republican Congressional Com
mittee it holding meetingi and getting
ready for the next canvass. Tbe se
crets of the Committee are guarded
with uncommon care, bat it it known
tbat a thorough reorganization it to be
made. Especial attention is given to
tbe South, particularly Louisiana, Mil
tlttippi snd Alabama. Tbe Republi
can party in those States Is thought to
have elements ef vitality left, and
everything possible will be done to
stimulate it. In clote districts in Lou
isiana and Mississippi tbe Committee
will not advise tbe nomination of a
Republican ticket, but snggett that
"independent" candldatee be encour
aged to run, for whom the colond vote
should be cast This plan Is strongly
recommended by leading Republican!,
In at least two dlttriota in Louisiana,
one in Mississippi, two in Alabama,
and one in Georgia. They think Sooth
Carolina it a hard not to crack, and
will not watte much money or time on
it. Tbe Committee, however, hat great
bopee of Louisiana. From reports
made to It, the opinion le lhat tbe Re
publicans have a fair chance to carry
at least two of Ibe distriots that are
now Democratic, besides holding the
one they have. The administration Is
informed tbat there is great dissatisfac
tion among certain Demacratio leaders
at the course of things, and that a ju
dicious nse of money ana some pat
ronage wonld make such a split as
would be beyond healing.
As has been said, it is not tbe policy
of. the Republicans to nominate
straight-out men of their own party
wben the result is at ell aouDtrui, out,
to foment disagreement! among the
Democrat! and cast tbeir votes for tbe
candidate with whom a confidential
coders landing will be considered. No
particular effort will be made to carry
Ibe legislative district! In tbe States
named, bat everything will be concen
trated on Ibe election of "Independ
ents," Who will vote with Republican
whenever toey art) needea.
CaasrresaUsial Naaelaallasia.
Jadktoa Ciarloa.J
Booms or tbb Btatb Xx. Com.,)
or tbb Dsn. com. Vartt,
Jicison, April ti, lbiS. )
The Congressional Executive Com
mittee of Ibe Democratlo-Conservative
parly, of tbe several Districts of tbls
State appointed by the District Con
ventions last held, are respeetfully re
quested to meet as early as practicable,
at sucb times and places as may be de
signated by tbe Chairmen thereof, for
tbe purpose of calling Conventions to
nominate candidates for congress at
Ihe approaching election on the first
Tuesday, the 6th day of November
next. E. Barxsdalb,
Ch'n State Ex. Com.
Mariob Smith, See'y.
State exchangee will please notioe.
eke r ?
J ACXso.ru.LE. April 23. McLln. the
Secretary of State under Stearns, and
L G. Dennis, of Alecbucha county,
have made confessions, In writing, of
the frauds In 1876, by which Florida
was carried for uayee. uennls covers
folly all tbe details of the Archer pre
cinct frauds, which played so Impor
tant a part before tbe Keiurning Board.
ue says .is names were pot in tne re
turn of Archer after the voting.
McLlo's confession Is said to cover all
tbe transactions before the State Can- ,
vassing Board. These confessions were
In the hands of the present Secretary of
state (Blaxbam), and nave been ror
warded to Washington. After Dennie
nude tbe eonfrasion eleven Indiotmeate
against him for fraud in Alaohucha
and Levy ccunties were nolle proae
quied. McLln, it le said, was rewarded
but how is not known.
Mediation Believed be be a Failure,
ant Consequently the Snealana are
Pushing Operations In the Neighbor
hood of Constantinople.
London, April 25. The growing be
lief in the failure of mediation in
E litem troublee conttauet to depress
tbe stock markets. There bas been a
general fall In prices. Russian securi
ties art down another oent.
Tbe negotiations regarding tbe Con
gress and withdrawal of the British
fleet and Russian troops Irom near
Constantinople led to no result, and It
la also considered very unfortunate
tbat Prince Bismarck and Prince Gort
schakoffhsve fallen 111 at this critical
In tbe uncertainty of the Issne of the
"pour parlers" the Russians are doing
tbeir best to ttrengtben tbeir position.
and advicet from varlout sources eon
cur that there are considerable move
ments of troops toward Constantino
pie as well as Gallipoll.
According to a letter In the Vienna
Political Correspondence from Tchal-
dajs, about thirty miles north-west
from Constsntinople, 2.000 sappers and
8 000 infantry, are at work there turn
ing and completing lines thrown np by
tbe Turks along tbe whole line from-
Hademkol to Dorkos on tbe Black Sea.
Four smaller redoubts have been en
larged, and five new ones constructed.
There still remain a good many of tbo
siege guus belonging to tbe Turks;,
these are far from aefliclent to arm the
Intended works, bntone hundred heavy
guns and thirty mortars are expected.
to arrive irom uaetaa. ,
A Number of Pollen EmlgranU Leave
Booth America In Disgust.
New Orleans, April 25. The
schooner Paul Seavey, Capt. Young,
arrived at Ihe Pastes this morning.
from Laguayra, South America, bring
ing as passengers two hundred and
sixty-two' emigrants, originally from
Poland, who went to South America
to form a colony, but after Ibey had
made improvemente on their lands the
Government removed tbem to another
locality, and becoming discouraged at
the prospeot of not being permitted to
enjoy the fruits of their labors, tbey
besought Captain Young, master of the
Seavey, to take them back to Poland.
Not suoceodlng in tbls, they embarked
with blm for New Orleans. The Tea
sel is now being towed np to the city.
The probabilities are tbat they will re
main In this State.
elde Calca.
Two cnpfols of sugar, butter size of
n egg, well mixed ; the yolks of eight
eggs beaten to a stiff froth, one cupful
milk, three cupfuls floor, with one tea
spoonful Doolet's Yeast Powdee sift
ed through it, flavor, add Ihe egge last.
Bake In small pans.
A Flctttloaa Tut klan Circular.
Constantinople, April 25. It I
now certain the circular which It waa
stated on the 12ih Inst, bad been sent
by the Porte to representatives abroad,
recognizing tbe treaty of Baa Stefaao
as a result of war, expressing a deter
mination to loyally carry out ita terms,,
bnt at the same time, saying the Porta
woold regard as opportune any modi
fication which might be made, and'
pledging the Porto to carry out the
projected reforms, was not sent out
by the Porte, nor Is any clrcularr
whatever, regarding the Saa Stefaao.
treatey to be issued.

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