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VOL. XIII,
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1878.
NO. 49
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Friday Morning, May 31, 1878.
Mist Miry A nderson, the celebrated
Southern actres will make the tour of
Europe tbi Summer.
Some one of bis numerous filcuJi
he tent at n copy of a very able
tpetch delivered la tie House of Hep.
resentative by the lion. John W.
Caldwell, of Kentucky, In favor of the
Texa and Pacific Hallway.
To Editor.
We are requeued to announce that
theVicksbnrg and Meridian Railroad
will past raerubert of the Press Associ
ation to and from the Convention, on
presentation oi' certiiloatee of member
ship, signed by W.J. L. Holland, Pres
ident Mississippi Press Association.
-" BW
If the Pjtter investigation business,
that Mr. Potter has repeatedly informed
u, It to result in no movement towards
the unseating oi Hayes, has produced
any good tflcct ou the public mlud, we
have failed to perceive it. If Mr. Pat
ter It the spokesman of our party, our
party has proclaimed to tho world, "we
don't mean anything, but we would
like to bj allowed to dig a little party
bait."
A good many of o.ir State exchanges
find it convenient to oiler the Shoe
string District dose of advice. It oc
curs to as to remark that the Legisla
ture hewed out tblt District at a sacri
fice to make the o'her Districts dead
ture for Democratic nominees. In the
face of thlt fact, '.Lis District elected
one of the ableBt Democratic Repre
sentatives now in Congress. This
should cante tome of the outtideri to
hold their peace. If tbey expect more
of nt in the future than we have done
in the past, tbey will be disappointed.
Postmaster General Kit bat
written t strong letter against the Pot
ter resolutions. He talkt about revolu
tion and all that tort of thing. He may
rest in peace at far at the South it con
cerned. A vast majority of the South
era people da cot care three cents
about the Potter resolutions. Tbey
know that Mr. Hayes was not elected
President, but tbey know tho majority
of Northern people wante l him for
President, and that he is installed Presi
dent, aud they vrlll take not the least
s'ock in any tffort to unseat him.
Toe New York Sun says It prefers
the Simon Cimeron Republican of
Pennsylvania, to the Democra t. The
Democrat have lost the repc:t of this
jiurnal to this exten', because in their
recent State Convention they adopted
the following resolution :
"Thorough Investigation Int:) the
Electoral frauds of InO should be
exposed, truth vindicated, and crimi
nal puaUhed; but V,0 o;i;in-e any at
'nek upon the Presidential 'i'" Ian
gerous to our Institutions an 1 trui lc-"
in It? result.."
T!u Suu wants Hi iuvcstlgitiuu to
i rocte 1 even to tho attempt to uj.eat
the President, anil wc presume it wants
the rcbil Brigadiers to do the fighting.
The cotton bloom lieml will soon be
j n Li travels. Already the 2eml is
talking of advanced cotton and of cot
ton with i number of square on it.
The Natchez Democrat give tie fol
lowing news in regard to the advance
of the Cend iu that section of the cot
ton belt : "There was sent to u yester
day by Mr. Geo. Ilcdiick, from Dead
man's Bend, in this county, a stalk of
cotton which is far ahead iu growth ol
any we Lave seen thii jesr. The stalk
is over two feet iu hii.M, and his on
it several forms, which would have
bloomed had it been left in the ground
a few days longer. We aUo received
yesterday, by tho sterner Leo, a s'alk
of cotton already iu bloom, from Mr.
T. Gordon Kiddy. Mr. Kiddy claims
this as the first bloom of tho season.
Itwa grown ontbeYzm-ga p!ac, in
Cvutordia parish, La."
Coatractloa mad Cenamaalana
It it Interesting and beneficial at thit
time to consider the connection between
contraction of the currency of a great
people, and Commpnism, or, more
properly speaking, to note the effect
that the financial blander of the Radi
cal Administration have bad. It can
not be denied that when currency was
abundant employment wa alio abund
ant, and there wa not the leait dread
of labor riot or of Communism. Per
son may point to the fact that the
Communistic uprising in the Old
World have iprnng from a far different
cause than a lessening of the circulating
medium, or the mean of commercial
exchange among men. Tbey may
point to the fact that these uprisings
have sprung from a tyraunkal abu-e of
governmental power, or on the other
hand, from unstable govommc.it. In
cither case, Com muni 4. -a has sprung di
rectly from the same cause, namely:
Discontent. This cause may be pro
duced in many different ways. Op
pression, want of a sufficient protec
tion by law, want of employment, em
ployment too poorly paid, enforced
idleness in a land of plenty, govern
ment partially administered so as to
make the rich richer and the poor
poorer, are all potest producer of dis
content. Nearly all of the causes
have been produced by the financial
course the late Administrations have
pursued. Day by day, week by week,
month by month, and year by year,
the volu;ne of currency has been
steadily contracted, until enterprise and
confidence that give employment to la
bor have almost ceased to exist. No
one can estimate the number of the cit
izens of the United States who have
been thrown out of employment. "An
idle brain is the devil' workshop."
There aro hundreds of thousands ol
idle brain in this country, and the
devil' work is being done in a way that
is truly alarming. It make one tick
to read the long smoothly and power
fully written papert on the danger of
Communism, labor riots, etc., while
the men who have the power in their
hand to remove the cause refute to
doit, but remorselessly purine a conrte
that must daily add to the ranks of the
idle army. These writers, philoso
phers and statesmen will find out be
fore long that men with empty bellies
and starving families care nothing for
smooth period, wise dissertation, and
Government, no matter bow beautiful
Its theory may be, that allow them to
starve to death in a land of plenty.
Shakspeare said that "a man who ha
no music in hi tout I fit for strata
gems and spoils." Recent events in
thit country prove that hungry men
with ttarving families are fit for Com
munism and revolution.
A few days ago ten thousand Com
munists paraded in the streets of St.
Loult; others in Illinois, Ohio and
Pennsylvania are arming, yet no relief
it offered by the blind and deaf men at
Washington. Let them at once change
the linancial policy of the Government,
and let them at once give labor to a
many as can be employed on needed
National enterprise. Let them take
measures to restore confidence an 1 en
terprise and to remove idleness and dis
content, or auothcr year will not pass
without an uprising that will cost much
precious blood and treasure in its sup
presnion. The Natchez Democrat ha been in
formed by Col. McCardle, who Is now
iu Natch!, and who is Chairman of
the Democratic Exc:u:ivo Committee
of tho S'x h Congressional Dis'iic,
tl.st the Secretary ol the Committee
I l.r.i. .in ! ii i 'niiiilf.fl irrlln In 1 1 . n Ba.
rious n;uibcr iu regard to LoMii.g the
V ,,.. ...:, fVt..tA.i.'.sat ftt VI,. 1.-. 1.11 1.
1 Jllt'l'ltt' L'illUIHIVII Ml V . W V '.I ,i
on July l.V.h, and should Uio response
' be tfivorab?, the Civetrbn will be
I culled to me et at that d 'e. T.ioC jI
onel, we are gla 1 to tee, is a warm sup
porter of Geu. Chilmcr, and tM:.k
that he deserves at tho hands of the
Democratic party a unanimous renom
'iiiation and re-election to Oongrcss.
Col. McCardle but re-cchoet the tenti
I nieut of a large majority of tho people
j of the Sixth District. Any way will
' suit us Convention or no Convention,
j We hope, however, that if a Conven
' tiou is held, that some steps will be
tuke:i to aid the iiominco to s;ctire his
election. Iu the ast cmipu.gn, Gen.
j Chalmers and a few frlcsnls had pretty
; much all the work to do.
! The Siarkvillo Citizen siys General
Stephen D. Leo will no' be a candidato
; lor Congress ia that District at the en
: iiiing election.
I New Yokk, May Ua J,s. M. Ki'di
Icr, banker, failed. Liabilities fl't'J,
,000. He was once very wealthy. The
I shrinkage of real estate caused tils mis
liortu&e. ;
memorial C'clebratloa at ta
.atloaal Cemetery.
Abont tlx hundred colored people
from thit State and Louisiana were
present yesterdav on the beaotifal
ground of oar National Cemetery to
assist Id the annual decoration of Union
soldier' grave. At 12:30 p.m., Hon.
Wm. L. Murrell, of Madison parish,
took the Chair, and Iu a few appropri
ate remarks stated the object of the
meeting and proceeded to Introduce
the first speaker, Don. Ja. Hill, ex
Secretary of State of Mississippi. Mr.
Hill' speech wa decidedly liberal, an
tinged by prejudice or pedsgoglsm, and
gave evidence of careful thought,
good tattt, and a commendable regard
for the opinion! and feeling of (bote
who espoused "the other ide." Our
crowded space permit only a few ex
tract. In his exordium he said : " We
are here, to-day, fellow-cillzus, wltb
malice toward none and charity toward
all ; to commemorate tho deaths and to
decorate the grave of the brave men
who died in defense of the dig aud
maintenance ol the Government of our
country." A't r summing up the re
sults of the la'e war upon hi owu race,
and alluding to the unfortunate strife
and acrimony of political parlies
immediately following tho war,
and the Reconstruction measures pur
sued In the Southern State, the or
ator continued: "The condition of
Southern communities as thus outlined,
suggest to me duties to both classes of
our citizens the consideration of which
are pertinent to the present hour.
There is a duty mutual to the white
and colored citizen which with great
propriety may be indicated on this oc
casion, and that is the chartc er of
judgment that tbey may form of each
other. Our community of interest I
so substan ial aud permanent that n
man, white or colored, upon any occa
sion, or for any purpose, can be justi
fied before the public opiuion ol the
country in iu attempt to ue either the
prejudice or ignorance of the races."
Ex-Gove.nor P. B. S. Piuchback fol
lowed in a speech ol an hour and
half, in which he paid a glittering trib
ute to the sacrifices of the colored sol
dier in American history. We give
one extract : "The first assault upon the
British soldiers In Bos'on, Massachu
setts, March S, 1770, which wa the first
act in the Revolutionary War, was led
by CrHpos Attucks, a mulatto slave,
and he was the first to tsll In the cause
of Aiue-ban Independence." iWe
would 11 o to publish the eulire
speech ol Governor Pinchback, as
alao that if Mr. Hill, bnt the length
of the speeches, and the crowded con
dition ot our columnt for the present
at least debars c from indulging our
Inclination. W. 11. Goens, Esq., ol
Delta, and Rev. Dr. Stringer, of Vick
burg, alto delivered orationt eulogit
ing the dead, and advising the living.
After prayer by the Rev. Dr. Green, of
Vlcktburg, the decoration of tbe graves
took place. Tbe ceremoniet through
out were decorout and impressive, and
were conducted with a dignity and
solemnity that was edifying, and re
flected credltnpon all the participants.
LoTelaad aday-Mcbool En
cauipsaeal.
Rev. JameiE. Gilbert, Superintend
ent of Instrnctlon,writlng from Topeka,
Kansas, inform us (bat tbe plant are
well-nigh peif oted for the Sunday
school Encan pment, to be held at
Loveland Cup-ground, near Cincin
nati, July 18 h to 31st. Among the at
tractive features are: An Academic
Course of lesson on Biblical geography,
archaeology, and history; a Normal
Course of ten lessons, on tbe theory
and art of teaching and icbool manage
ment; twenty-two lecture on religi
ous, reformatory, edueational, and
Biblical themes, of general Interest;
two exhibitions of custom and man
ners of the Jews; two concerts of
sacred eong ; a musical institute in two
classes, giving instruction in the rudi
ments aud practicing new music; a
juveuile institute in two clastcet, ac
cording to site, giving instruction up
on fsc'.s el Bible inspiration and com
position ; a temperance iustitue on tbe
lecture plan, treating the subject from
a lima', scientific, and legislative
stainl-poiiii ; six sermons by prominent
divine"; two model Sunday-schools;
two irrd'.-l teachers' meetings; four
B'.uli; re.idiiigs.'lven prayer-mce'ings ;
two oia! reviews and one wiittcu it
aminatiu:) on normal and academic
cour-e: c;gM ronveisationa! m etlngs
loriiiiiiis,trs,fiHi:cri', primary teachers ;
two social rtuuiou", lor ac'iuaininice
linking; two normal clas teaci.uiv
intfi views ; one grand meeting in the
interest ol the Youii' Men's Cbri-'ian
AiHocia'km woik; one iu the ili:oiu.!
ot the Missionary cauie ; one iu the in
terest of State Sunday-school Associa
tions. Tho programme for such varie
ty ol exercises has been arranged so
that the wbolo machinery will run like
a clock. About titty men and women
will appear, representing alt denomina
tions. Tbey Uvo been selected from
among the mi it prouiineut lay and
clerical workers in tho States of
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan,
Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia,
Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey,
ami Massachusetts. There will beau
opportunity to hear at Loveland this
year a greater variety of tant, on more
extended themes, from a wider extent
ol'coutitry, than lias been presented to
iho pcoplo of the Ohio Valley on any
former occasion.
The Kev. Canon Beadou, I South
anipton, England, now over loO years
old, says the secret of his bug 1 i to lies
iu his never having worn an ovmcjat,
never being in bed after 7 a.m. or cut
of it after 10 p.m., and never having
done any brain work after dinner.
"Ho Clot It aid II aa It.'
WHAT HON. JEREMIAH (. BLACK HAS TO
AT ABOTJT THE TITLE 07 TRESI
BINT HATES.
Special Dispatch to tbe Cincinnati En
quirer.l Philadelphia, May 27.-Judge Jere
miah S. Black wa interviewed here
to-day on tbe Investigation going on
at Washington Into tbe fraud of 1876.
It was easy to say that be wa tinder
tome restraint in thi part of bit chat,
arising, perbapt, out of a past or pres
ent professional connection with tbe
tabject. He said:
"I take no stock ia the prospect of
taming out Hayes by a quo warranto.
No doubt Hayes got the Presidency by
means of fraud, but he got It and has
it. It wat conceded to him by the
House of Representatives, which oueht
to have withheld it from him. Pos
session nuder such circumstances is ti
tle to every legal Intent and purpose.
Mr. Hayes is President for four years,
unless his term tball be abridged by
Impeachment, resignation or death."
"Can be be impeached for the fraud
practiced to elect him?"
"Certainly not ; but if there was a
fraud to which he consented or for
which be bargained beforehand, and
after be got iuto power be rewarded
tbe guilt of tbe rascals by giving them
offices, he is Impeachable for that ; so,
also, is any subordinate officer who did
the tame thing. That a fraud, ttupen
dona, shocking snd outrageous was
perpetrated in Louisiana and Florida
is beyond denial. It has been already
proved many times, in a thousand
ways and by clonds of witnesses. The
pending investigation can only bring
out some particulars showing by whom
it was Instigated and nald for. I hone
and believe that Mr. Hayes bad noth
ing to tio witb it, but certain 1 visiting
statesmen ' may have gone down there
and committed the crime, using the
Mate Ulcers as mere instruments, who
did their corrupt work on a contract.
If one of these men became Secretary
of tho Treasury afterward, and carried
out tho filthy bargain by rewardiug the
criminals, tl.eu there ia no law or jus
tice either that can save them from im
peachment. An example is needed. I
think the House ought to have proceed
ed distinctly and expressly on ibis
ground, and moved to this objective
point, giving Mr. Sherman either a
clean vindication or a just condemna
tion alter a lair bearing. As it it, tbe
investigation seems to be aimless. The
mill is going to be sure, but there is
nothing in the hopper that can be
legally ground."
Terrible Tragedy.
ATTEatr-TED MURDER OP IN ENTIRE FAM
ILY BY A REJECTED STJITOR A WOM
AN HEAD CUT orr SUICIDE or THI
MURDERER.
Epectal to tbe Cincinnati Enquirer.
Chicago, May 27. A special from
Arlington, 111., to-day, give full par
ticular of tbe horrible tragedy wblcb
occurred in that place last night. It
appear a man named Samuel Kearney
bad been for some time waiting upon
Mrs. Elizabeth Shehan, daughter of
James Cullenbine. She bad not lived
with her husband for several years, bnt
resided with her rjarent. and maintain
ed her two boys by her own exertion.
Kearney visited tbe place Saturday
night, and asked to be allowed to re
main ail night, but was refused, lie
returned sgain yesterday, and remain
ed to diuner witb the family. He
started up stairs to where Mrs. Shehan
was sitting, and almost immediately
tbe report of a pistol was heard, and
cries of murder.
Mr. Cullenbine, ber father, started
for tbe stairway, and beheld bis
daughter descending, covered witb
blood, and Kearney trying to detain
ber by holding to ber hair. She disen
gaged herself, however, and ran out
upon tbe porch, and fell, Kearney fol
lowing closely. Mr. Cullenbine at
tempted to interfere, and wa (hot by
Kearney, tbe ball taking effect in hi
hip. The murderoui villain then ap
proached trie prostrate lorm ot Airs.
Shehan, and witb butcher-knife cut
ber tt r j.t from car to ear, literally sev
ering .tier heal from her body. Mrs.
Cullenbine, tho lady's mother, iu at
tempting to draw him olf, received a
slight cut ;u (!:? back ot tiic ne k I .-'.in
tbe kni'e.
Mr. U.a'nbcriin, a oaruer, living
near, appeared on the scene, ami ivt-ar
ney 'l-o shot at him without ttli.'ct.
Kosn.ey then pa-sed around tho house
and drew a rsz ir l'.'Otu his pocket and
cut a in e giih in Lis own throat, sev
ering i !c ciroiid artery. Ho sat down
upon the porch, took off his coat and
vest, and again applied the rrizir to his
tliio.it. He to i uiou tho porch aud In
stantly expired. Kearney was a man
of about forty years, and had a bad
character
Schouvalofl's Proposition.
London, May 30. The Daily Tele
graph' Vienna dispatch lays the prop
ositions which Conut Scbouvalotl took
to London, and which appear to have
been substantially accepted, were that
tho southern boundary of Bulgaria is
to be a line from Burge to Pbilippolis
and Vrnna ; Turkey to retain Batoum
on condition of tho demolition of the
Danubiau fortresses; tlu substitution
of European for Russian control in
carrying out tbe treaty, and remaining
quo-iions to be left to tho Congress.
Economic ANpect.
The economic aspect Is a strong
point iu favor of Dr. Price' Special
Flavoring Extiacts, Vanilla, Orange,
Rose, Almond, Lemon, etc. They are
three t ines the strength of the ordi
nary extracts ; the bottles bold nearly
twice as much as those sold for the
tame size.:
Fallaro of the Wosaea'o Hotel.
Mew Toik vDlo( Pot.
Ne one, wo venture to say, was
greatly inrprited at the circumstantial
account which we gave on Saturday of
the failure of the late Mr. Stewart's
philanthropic project for tbe working
women of this city. It was ezpeeled
to fall of Its profetted purpose as toon '
at tbe conditions npoo wblcb it coold
be enjoyed were known. Judge Hil
ton is reported to tay that be tbared
this opinion with the public He Is
also reported to be of tbe opinion that
it failed solely because men were ex
cluded from tbe building. There will
be two opinion anon thi point.
Tbe Women's Hotel was established
to furnish cheap, comfortable living to
women wbo must support themselves.
Unluckily the living was too comfort
able to be cheap enough. The inn was
too good for tbe charges to be smaller
than tbey were, aud tbe charges were
too large for the means of the class of
women for whom the inn was intend
ed. There was a good Inn and an
abundant class of person to live in It;
but the inn did not meet tbe need ol
the persons, the two did not fit, aud
could not be made to fit each other.
In the very nature of the case, shop
women chiefly must have been tbe oc
cupant of the rooms, if tbe rooms
were to nave occupants, and shop
women could not afford to live ia soon
an inn. Tbe cardinal mistake wa In
providing for a dais of persons ac
commodations which that class of per
ion could not afford to avail them
selves of. Tbe price msy have been
very low ror the accommodations
given, but they were too high for the
persons intended to be benefited. Dia
monds at half-price would be cheap,
of course, but their absolute cheapness
would not enable poor folk to boy
tbem.
A lecond mistake, made witb gioJ
Intention probably, wa scarcely lets
fatal in ltt lufluence. We mean tbe re
strictions placed epon the occupants of
room. In order that tbe inn might
not be made a system of disguised
shops, women taking rooms in it were
forbiddeo to have sewing machines,
without which moat women of tbe
cissi intended to be benefited cannot
get on conveniently, a tbey must do
their own sewingout of business hours.
For less apparent reason women living
in the establishment were forbidden to
keep pets of any description, a depri
vation which most women living alone
would feel very keenly. For the sake
of securing tbe moral rectitude of the
Inmates, another onerous restriction
wa placed upon tbem : tbey were for
bidden to receive guest in their
room. Tbl. a a good woman laid
npon reading tbe list of rules, made
the inn scarcely ireet man a convent,
ana it must nave given ouense to great
numbers of persons wbo might nave
endured the other rules. Few women
wltb minds of their own would con
sent to rent rooms to which they could
not at will invite mother, sister or
friend; few women witb ordinary sen
sitiveness woold be content to be
treated as suspected person, needing
this sort of supervision from tbeir
lsndlords.
The scheme was Intended to be of
advantage to poor women, and it failed
because of in excrss of zeal which, In
trying to care too minutely for it ben
efloiarle, regulated tbem out of its
reach. It was a well meant scheme
which had the misfortune to be imprac
ticable. A celebrated English physician
says that pedestrian exercise particu
larly exhausts the spice aud brain, and
Is, therefore, tbe kind of exercise lest
tulted to Intellectually bard-working
men. It it on tblt account that bone
back exercise Is the kind of medicine
it it the horse having the fatigue, and
tbe rider tbe exercise. To tofficlently
jar and agitate tbe liver and other In
ternal organs for tome convalescent!,
the legs and loius must be overworked.
Th? thorough shake-up which It got in
the saddle is without effort, or witb tbe
ell jrt of only such muscles at can belt
sffjrd i' ; and tbe student-rider comet
back wlib physical force refreshed,
besides the exhilaration of movement
for tl.e spirit and the change of mind.
The average Englishman, It appear",
is mora loyal to his ear'hly thau to hi
heavenly sovereign. Tnis, at least, is
the interpretation that tho conduct of a
church full of English people warrant.
It was during tho marriago service in
the church ot Lord Koscbcrry and Miss
Hannah do Rothschild. It so happen
ed that when the Princa of Wales
arrived he found the wliolo congrega
tion devoutly kneeling in prayer. The
prince, conscious of being late, tried,
like an ordinary mortal, to slip in
unobserved, but the moment he wa
espied, the public forgot it was a con
gregation assembled in a church, and
rose en masse to its feet, cansing quite
a disturbance in tbe midst ot tbe
solemnity, and began curtseying and
whispering until the princo reached his
seat. AVbat a spectacle a Christian
pcoplo ceasing tbeir homage to the
King of King, to do homage to the
heir apparent of be British throne I
Cause of tbo Russian Change of Posi
tion, London, May 30. A letter to tbe
Daily New, from Constantinople, ex
plaining the recent chango ot position
mado by the Russian force, lays the
country between San Stefano aud
Adrianople, is exceedingly malarious,
aud lo.OUO Russian on that line have
died, mostly of fever, within two
monthj
Strawkerrt short-cake is so called
because it ia short of strawberries.
A CUB A2f LEADER.
Arrival af fjsa. Kaota at Ntw Ysrk
Hla Statiasate Regaralai the lusar-
raotlea. """ , '
New York. May 28. Tbe steamer
Atlas, which left Jamaica ob tbe 2d, ar
rived, bringing Gen. Antonio Maceo,
the well-known commander of the
Cuban forces. He Is accompanied by
two members of bis Staff. Ha has been
wonnded twenty-one time, and baa
four bolleta In him, yet suffers ao in
convenience. Tba Cnbaa patriot ba
represents are abont ona thousand
strong, well-armed and drilled, bnt
nave 0,000 opposed to tbem, and tney
give tbe Cubans no rest. Tbe General
aid : "There it no Irulh In the report of
my turrender ; I made no terms witb the
Spaniards : l am commissioned here by
the Provisional Government, By cour
tesy or uen. tempos, I was permitted
to pass through bis lines. We bare ft
great many foreigners wbo have com
missionsGens. Jordan and Reeve,
Americana, the latter recently deceased ;
Maximo Gomex and M. Diaz, Domini .
cans ; Gen. Prodo, of Pero, and Col.
Roloff, a distingolsbtd Polish offioer;
our diplomatic agent here, Mr.
Echeoera. Is a Tenezoelan, ana so la '
Mr. Friend and General Barretto-
The war must continue. There la
now no mora Congress or standing:
Government, and affairs are under the
direction or Msnnel Lalvar, bead of
the Provisional Government. Briga
dier Felix Agnerado, and Llentenant
Colonels Jose Leoret and Miguel Santa
Cruia Pache are now In Jamaica, on
aa Important commission from Manuel
Calvar." The General, while protest
ing against tbe report of his surrender,
coold not well explain whence it came,
and why it was afterwards confirmed
by Havana journals. He thinks the
conciliatory policy of Gens. Jovellar
and Martinet Campos have done more
injury to the Cuban cause than alt tbe
Spanish forces combined, and hare
ceased a large defection irom the pa
triot ranas.
The I'reto Aaooclatloa at nia
iMlppl.
Tbe Pres Association of Mitsiulppi
will bold its Thirteenth Annual Con
vention at Vlcktburg, on Wednetday,
tbe 5tb day of Jnne next.
Annual (Jrator F. U. Mcuee, Esq.
Essayist G. T. Herndon, Esq.
Poets Messrs, W. W. Hoskln and
W. H. Kernan.
By invitation of the last Convention,
Mrs. Ellen E. Hebron, of Vlcksburg :
Mrs. U. D. Money, of Winona, ana
Mrs. Merlweetber, of Memphis, Tsnn.,
gill read poems.
The following linee of railroads have
liberally consented to grant free travel
to members of tbe Association going
to and returning from tbe Convention :
Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleana
Railroad Company, Vlcksburg and
Meridian Railroad Company, and Mis
sissippi and Tennessee Railroad Com
pany. Terms on otber routes will bt-
reported as soon as ascertained.
Members wbo propose attending tbe -Convention
will please forward at
once to me, at this place, tbeir names, ..
stating tba rontos flver which they
will travel, in order tbat the Railroad
Companies may supply tbe necessary
cerUflostes.
W. J.L, HOLLAND,
f resident Kilt. Press Association.
.3. 1). iUaraa, UtoroUry.
arminim lha o-lA-xInar vlav Af
tho dlnlnmatlfl aihiAtlnn a. firtH In IKa
Journal dee Debate, Count Schonva
lofTs mlMlon hu been crowned with
complete tuccete and the peace ot
curopo now iainy it in train; an ot
which fa not ata.ta.rt IaauI. n v.-viv
but with potltiviim and dates. Yet in
despite of (hi assurance, tbe temperate
utterances of the London Observer
Drobahlv coma p.lnaar In lha antnal.
truth and are entitled to much mora of
respectini consideration. It it not
reasonable to (nppote that Russia has-
vialdail an anltralv aa la atll In
Paris newspaper after holding out to
long, sou ii vouni Dcnouvaion nringa
any proposals at all to the Empress
from the C'zir. thev ra lib-atv m ha
modifications In form but not In prin
ciple oi tue terms aireauy proposed.
Tbe most that can be hoped for as tbe
result of this famous mission of tbe
Russian Ambassador at tbe Court of
bt. J.uui s, is a bae for future negotia
tions looking to tbe establishment of
peaceful relations boiween the rival
Powers. If tbl much has been ac
complished, a long art ha been
made toward a flual straightening out
ui mo cAiJuuK iBngio oi auair: ana it
I certaiuly far better to confine ex
pectation to (bit reasonable limit than
to permit it to atrav awa (ntn tha 1a.
main of what borders very closely np
on tbe impossible. Philadelphia
Timet.
The English Bchora for a Protector-
so war Aiiatio lmy.
vusuvs. jaay j. u now seema
Probable that soma aahemo far a Ri!. .
Ish protectorate over Aslatio Turkey
ui ueeo put iorwaru uy mo UOVertl
mont. Tha Times retnrni tn ha nh.
jeet this morning, and in lis leading ar
ticle say a coniiitutionai Ministry la
Turkey Is at present a mere dream :
there must be some permanent center
Of force tO Control, bv It attracttnn
shifting elements of personal will or
caprice; mat central lorce, it is to be
hoped, the Porte will consent to accept
at our bands, and thus Introduce the
only principle of stability Into Its gov
ernment ui wuicn ii is yet capable.
Sitting Bull, after all, Is not calloua
to the Influence of civilization. Jij
takea to robbing aUge-eoacbei.
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