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PubYlieher and Proprietor. mmm
H 8. LANG, Attorney and Counselor
-, at Law bonaldsonville, La. Will
practice inll a courts of the State of Lou
isiana. jy19
THOMAS B. DUPREE, Attorney and
Comunselor at Law. Office: No. 6,
.Pike's Row, Baton Rouge, La. Will
practice in the 8tate and Federal courts.
E W. & S. M. ROBERTSON, Attor
. neys and Counselorsat Law. Office
on North onulevard street, Baton Rouge,
"La. Will practice in the Fifth and Sixth
.Judicial Districts. feb8
SHneys at Law. Office on North Bou
levard street, near the Postoflce, Baton
Rouge, La. Will attend to all law husi
ness entrusted to them in this and ad
joining ,parishes. fehW
II. M. FAVIIOT..........J. II. LAMON.
I law. Office on North Boulevard
street, Baton Ronge, La. Will attend
to all law business entrusted to them in
this and adjoining parishes. feb8
G at Law, Notary Public, and U. S.
Commissioner, Baton Rouge, La.
·J the celebrated factory of Sayers &
Scovill, Cincinnati. A fine and well
selected stock of Carriages and Buggies,
both top zand open; also, Open Carriages,
Doctors' Buggies, etc. Please examine
stoc'k and prices before purchasing else
- (OEs, AXES, ETC.-The well known
j "Lynden" Hoe, and Planters' Steel
lo.es, (ollins' celebrated Axes and other
brands, Traces and Back Bands, Nails,
Powder and Shot, Woodenware. For
J descriptions of Saddles, including
the latest styles, and Harness combining
the newest improvempents, for sale at
imost reasenable prices.
' AII)IEN SEEIDS -Of the justly pop
i ular crops of D). M. Ferry & Co.,
fresh and genuine- For sale by
) hogshead and harrel, or by retail, at
bottom prices, by
L(1'1R-5l-l) barrels and half barrels
F of Fancy and Choice Extra Flour, a,
the lowest e:sh prices, :it store of
ýf '.iT-(reen Sides and Shoulders,
11t l:tcone, and, in fact, all articles
iineded bly planters. For sale by
"l'UN, OATS ANI) BRIAN -- Large
s s.toks of the :bove. for sale low, by
I( )FFFIE-In store': 511 bags of Rhi
L,) ('otl., dith'renlt grades. at lowest
,ri.cs. AN)IREW' ,:('KSO.N.
'v .II. GAING(;.
S1' I'IE lItEli'ING(-Just received,
La stuwk of InIber Belting, mani
f'tctnred by th i Niw York i,.lting and
I':aking (',nlnpany. d11111 also Lucing
Strings tor san*l. 1WM. GAHRIG.
'S B BI* . iiLI: )1l ftiS-1 have on hnii hmil
a full stock of Vonl I'hul & MallIu's
$I nhltle liggers,. whiclh I will sell at ftie
I.'ry prices. W1YM. G(..\RI1.
I|I',AS-1 have just received, direct
I from the importers, Ia line assortment
iif frteshl Teas, ill convenienit packages
for retailing. WM. GARIG.
( ). I'-A full stock of Procter & Gam
h li.e's, lhans' andl Keller's Soap,always
on hand, and which I amnt prepared to
give at bargain; in job lots.
j ORI)AG:E-A .1full assortmentof Rope,
(otton, Sisal allnd Manilla, Cotton
an1111 lhemp Packing, Clothen Linms and
iBlilng Twine, always on hand at store
( I'GA (,((ICOLERS-I have on hand a
Sliue lot oftseconlt-hlland SlgarCoolers,
which I will sell ht a very low figure.
jlURA\ ('1fI' 1'A WARlE-Flower Va
Sses, l:nging Ilaskets and Lawn
Vases. in great variety, at prices to suit
the tinmes, at WM. GARIG'8.
S1)IOPERAGE-I am fully prepared to
vL meet the demanrd for Sugar Ilogs
lhue:ud i, Molasses Blarrels, Half Barrels and1
Syrup Kegs, at the lowest market price.
1) (('-K SALT'-.hJust received, 5 tons of
U l ek Salt, suitable for salting stock,
and tor sale at a low figure by
S0 I, LBS. ('Collier Compalny's
And0 Strictly Pure White Lead.
F. M. Brooks, Agent.
I );ust and PlIstering lHair, at Brooks'
I )run Store.
ýý() ( ' IlS. New Cr'op TIurnip eed
Ir direct from Roert BUist, ,Jr.,
also, Ihist's Prelium Cabbage Seed, at
Brooks' )rug Store.
(.\AMPLE' paickages of black draunght
L ver .Medicinces given away at
iel I HI) )I{KS' l)IU(G STORE.
i IRO()ZE and I ressing, for ladies' hnd
.) clhildren's sho.s, at
ji,"7 llI'( itKS' l)l '(;11 STORE.
1)l.\,"l'.1l I'T\R .11ý, Muarbhl Dust and
i lhair, ut
.jl IlI~ikOOK8' DRI'G S'rE.
SFl'iL lie of l llltllorg's and Lu-( ,
5 hin'si Famous Extralcts and French
Sal.a.h Powder, at Brooks' lDrig Stoie.c
I).AVII) & GARI( .
'1 '.1\NI)'.\'T'IER'S CLOC'K stopped
I when the, old utandied, but the rush
for rreri.es is still kept up att David &
I\Nsl'INE1-('- - Oil--170C fire trest: guar
a n.teed to be non-explosive. David
l)I'TE lIrilliant-liuy this hrandi of
' H'loun and you will be pleased, at
lI)naid & (;arig's.
411º 1il'II eceipts-lour, Meal, etc., at
l1lI-Maýl'kerel. (lodlish, Sardines,
l' Salmuon. Shladines, Codlish Balls, at
1)I'TTER-- keep the celebrated
) Io.x River ('reacneryv th e best in
town, at DavIid & Garig's.
) SSIA\ (~uaviar-Try it and you will
[ tindl it at iDavid & Garig's.
l'.MIILES-Thll very nicest in the
t world. are sold by I)avid & Garig.
AT M'EAl,--Fie poumnl packages, at
( ) I :vidl & Gnari id'g.
Resolved, That the Repiublicans of East Baton
Rouge, in mass nmeeting assembled, do hereby endorse
the action of theim Parish Conomnittee, at a meeting
held on Thuesday, October 28ih, 1879, inL giving their
hearty sucpport to the candidates on the Independent
ticket, who in turn promise ix- free ba oft and a fair
count at the polls for our candidates on the State ticket
Passed at the Beatty mass meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1879.
M. Pascal Duvrier, alittle old man,
high shouldered, thin, and with sunk
en cheeks and eyes, seen upon the i
street looked like anything but it de
tective. He was not a detective pro
fessionally, but he had a strange
monomania for the solution of the
mysteries of crime and hunting I
down the criminals. The profession
als detested hintm, but the heads of the
Police l)epartment of Paris cherished
hiin. He had an income of his own,
would never accept reward, and was
equally indifferent to praise as to cein
sure for his work.
Occasionally he mlade excursions
to London, to Vienna and to Rome,
apparently for pleasure, really in
pursuit of his self-imposed avocation.
He happened to be in Berlin on
tlhil28th of August, 1870. On the
night after his arrival in the city a
terrible crime was perpetrated in the
Linden strasse, in the lodgings of it
man Iof leisure known as Johan
Schiebel had ample tmeans,lived only
for his own enljoymlent, had .nimny
friends, several femliale intimates-one
of whoml, young, handsome and dash
ing, being his especial favorite. This
one, Leina Nahl by niiame,wais a night
ly frequenter of his rooms, antd the I
lovers seemed very happy in their
On the night previous to the nmur
der, Lena, coining to his alpartnments,
entering suddenly, saw Schiebel
ca(ressing one of her rivals somewthat
too fondly. In her sudden oltluIrst.
of rage and jealously she sprang upon
the wonman, and a struggle, desperatec
ntld fierce otcctirred.
'Thle women tore their dresses into
strips and despite Schielhel's endeav
ors to separate them, each, with her
hands firmly fixed in the other's hair,
and both anathematizing each other
like fishwoenll, struggled out into I
the hallway, when, by a chance,
Lena got the better of her antagonist,
and by a last vigorous effort threw
her down stairs.
The other tenants of the building
alarmed, ran out, and with their
cries increased the uproar and ex
'There,' cried Schiebel to Lena, as t
lie pulled her back by the arm frot t
the stair-case, 'you have killed the
'No,' she retorted, her eyes blazing
with futry as site sprang away from
his grasp. 'She is not killed, but I
will kill you, you ingrate-kill you 1
-kill you!' and with this threat sheit
ran down the stairs, and giving her
rival, who was just rising from her
fidl, a vicious kick in the side, disap- I
peared into the street.
Schiebel laughed at her threat, but i
the witnesses standing rounding
shook their heads.
'A jealous woman will do anty
thing wicked,' they said. I
'Except kill those who give her the I
most money,' was Schichel's reply.
The crowd dispersed, and in a few I
hours the afihir was partly if not t
wholly forgotten as altn ordinary
The next night, at seven o'clock
Leina was seenl by the storekeepler be
low, aitd by two or three of the tent- i
auti ts, to enter the lassige and go ip I
to Sclhiebel's lapartments. After she.
haid beeli there ian holur or two they
were heard in loud dispute. HIerl
voice beillg loud andl shrill lit times I
in her anger ; hier utteriaces coulld lie
plailly" heard in the passage without.
There is alwiays a listener to every I
well allpploillted key -hole.--'alway\ s ali 1
unseen wittiess to a quliiarrel Ietweeni
a1 ian Illd \Votallllll'
'I want the Inoney, aindt I will Ihave 1
it !' she was healrd to exclhina, 'ai d
I will have it. You shall let me have l
it.' I
T'lmis was shortly followed by thei
signi ii'alt expressiol:
It is iuy knife. Give it to me 1i
Themi again in ftriouts toties, bait '
not so loudly:
'I swear I will kill vou soie i"
ithlese days if youe trealt tie in this
tiaianer. Gi\ve ie thie ioliotey tou
promised. I'll hlatve it, youll nmiserly,
false hearted wretch !'
At last SchieChel wasl heard to or'
dtier her out--bait not angrily. Shlle
riefuised. Then llthe sountl iof a striug
Schiebel uttered a low cry, which
sounded like a groalt, and all wias
still. Not a sountd save the lieCaivy
Sbreatlhig ,is of ani excited but tired
SSheiitel, thle witness, who was lis
Stlliig ait the door, could see nothiiig
tihrough the key-hlole. He weiit
aiway\, aIs lhe afterwarld stated, ian
ipressedl with thle belief that the quar
ri.h haid eit.er heeit aiinii:u.ihlv ntsetled
orf that thile woman had Killed him by T
some sudden blow of the knife.
He went up to the next floor, de- t
batting what to do overa pipeful of tp- t
bacco. Then he went out and in the
garten near by, over a schoppe of t
wine, decided that it might be a mur
der. Again he crept upstairs and
Slistened at Schiebel's door. There 8
was no sound. The breathing had
ceased. The Grave could not have ti
been more silent. He went away to
the nearest magistrate and told him
his snapicions. A couple of officers i
were summoned, who accompanied f
Shetel to the door of Selhiebel's front, '
room. i
For a moment the officers listened t'
then knoked. No answer came. One t
of them turned the knob of the lock: d
the door was unftastened, and opened f
readily. It was now past eleven
o'clock. They entered the room. All
was darkness; but the officer's dark
lantern being opened, the light dis- d
closed a horrible spectacle.
There, upon the floor near the bed,
which was in a sort of alcove, lay
Johann Schiebel, dead, murdered.
His coat and vest had been removed,
stand the bosom of his white shirt was
soaked with the blooc which had
smiouted out froma a knife, wound in b
Ste heart. No weapon was visible.
Search being Imade, it was found that
the apartment had been thoroughly
and expedittiously pl)undered-cloth
ing linen and things were thrown g
about upon the floor. Not a thing
was fioand in the pockets or upon the
person of the dead mani. lie was 8
noted for always having with him a I
good sumi of ready money, rarely less
thoa two or thrlee hundred dollars, a
but not a cent was there now.
Pascal l)uvrier, always an early c
riser heard of this murder next morn- k
iug at six-the earlier because his
own lodging was in Linden strasse-
not so very tfla from the shot where
the crime was perpetrated. Making s
himself known to the officials per
mission to inspect the premises of the I
murdered Schiebel. Meantime the I
woman, Lena Nahl, whose residence m
was well known, was arrested, at h
once charged with thao crime, and v
taken to prison to await a prelimni
nary examination. Pascal iDuvrier tl
eentered the apartment. His odd up- (
pearance excited the derision of the "
German officials. He paid no heed to
thenm. Nothing escaped the inspec- f
tion of his sharp but sunken eyes. t
'Hats anything been removed from 5
the room-nothing taken up from a
the floor ' he asked.
'Nothing-but there's nothing to t
ldetect-there is no need of searching f
for at clew. We have already arrest- f
ed the criminal?' r
'AlI, perhaps. Who is it ~ s
'A woman. Schiebel's mistress- a
Lena Nall. We are positive.' c
'That will not pret me from h
gratifying my curiosity. Elh ' t
'No; you have the Magistrates s
order. Search as you please. You v
will find nothing, alnd we want noth- v
ing,' was the officials self-complacent Ii
reply. Inch by inch Duvrier exam- v
ined the flooor, about the bed, about e
the door and around the spot where ii
the body lay. Then he closely in I
spected the wound in the victim's t
breast as hIe lay there in the ghastly v
silence of death. The officials in l
charge smiled at the 'old fool.' He a
found nothing apparently to reward v
his search, or rat least hlie miade no i
sign to that effect tlhen.
At last, with a parting glance at
the body aud the bed and the room
hlie bade the officials gootld norning
and, departed.
'I'lhe woman, Lena Nahll, protested a
her innocence amid her tears iandh
Sfright soon gave way to what seemed
stoic iindihren'ce. The lerliin (Courts
of (',rinminal Justice are Spleedy in 3
their' work of decision, Lena was <
lpromaptly arought to the bar, and
Scharged with the nmurder of Johan t
Schiehel. She, cahn and with stoic
imldifleircce, pleadled not guilty. I
The evidence was clear and positive,
as given by Shletel aind others of the I
tenants, wvhho tad seen the tight be
t tween the two womnen and heard the t
iquarreling the night of the murder.
SThe most singular point was that
no one had seen hter depart f'oma the
'room that night. ShIe had evildenltly
left either while the witness Shetel
was deliberating in his room or in tihe a
(Aarten, what to do.
SIt was a fotregone conclusion, how- 1
-ever, the woman was the criminal. 1
In her apartmenat search disclosed a i
knife, the long bright blade of whichl I
I exactly tittedl the wountl, but noia
blood was found upon it. In a cabi
:net case a watch was ftiond also, the i
ownership of which was to Schiebel
To crown all $200 in Berlin bank
anotes weret discoveredl secreted be
t tween the mattresses of her bed.
All this contirmatory evidence 1
-semned overwhehlning when added
I to hter X on t lets, thirelats ald Chlltlur
ter. As an offset to this, Leni's de
fense was:
'I did quarrel with him,' she said,
'on that night, and. wanted money.
We had often quarreled that way,
u but I only threatehed to kill him to
anger him, to make him fmuious; that
was all. After we had quarreled an
hour, hlie finally consented to give me
the money, and taking the Iills, all
lie had, from his pocket, threw them
at me. He was sitting on the side of
his bed. I tried to catch them be
iore they reached the floor; in doing
so I lost my balance, and to save my
self from falling, threw out mny hand,
and it struck hium, as lie leaned over,
in the eye. He uttered alittle cry or
groan. Then, to make amends, I
1 said no more, but petted him, mid
we conversed in wlnspers. After an
" hour I left him in good humor, and
never saw him again. Except that
lie was unfaithful, he was always
good to me, and I could not have
!' had the heart to do so horrible a
It had very little weight with the
r" Court or the spectators.
At this moment, and just as judg
ament was about to be rendered, Pas
cal Duvrier entered the Court and
pushed his way to the bar in front dt
the Judge, his sunkren eyes bright
and sparkling.
y He whispered tothe counsel for the
prisoner for a few moments. Then
the counsel arose and asked the Court
to hear Pascal Duvrier's statement.
The Public Prosecutor objected, but
f the Court over-ruled the objection.
'Let us hear what the statement is
S-is it not too late. It is no more
than right that this unfortunate wo
man should have all opportunities
that justice can afford her for de- t
Pascal Duvrier in his monotonous 'I
husky voice made the following ex
traordinary statement: I have ant
irresisible penchant for solving the
mysteries of murder. This one in
1 terested me, of course. I inspected t
Sthe apartment; I will tell you what Iv
discovered, I found nothing on the
floor but the piece of a match which I
had been broken possibly in trying to 1
I light it. I put it in my pocket. Had
it been a crooked pin I should have 1
done tile same. I saw that tihe wound
was ragged at the side of the incision.
With this pocket microscope, while
the officers were laughing at me for t
my particularity, I examined various c
spots upon the hard, polished floor t
about where the body lay, apart
from the blood. I saw a speck of
grease, a bit of tallow not larger than
an ordinary globule of water. With
my knife I scraped it from the board,
t and carefully put it on a bit of paper.
'This piece of match and this bit of
grease were all I found. I went to a
chenidst's. Vot Shusten is his name, t
and told him to analyze that bit of
s grease. He laughed, but neverthe
, less obeyed imne. The result was his
: reply': It is of tallow from the falt of
a corpsie-of a dead nman. 1 paid him
for his analysis.
There are but few professional I
criminals of Paris whom I do not
know, and with whose habits I an,
not famniliar. The same day that I
arrived in Berlin-the morning of the P
night of the crime-I met in the
streets Pierre Marcot 'one of the r
worst criminals of Paris. I knew t
him at once, though he did not re- t
cognize in I said to myself, I will
notify thie Berlin police, and have t
t himn put under superveilance, or ihe
Swill do mischief; I did so, and laid
miy information with Her Eriesher,
' the Magistrate. That night tile mur
der occurred and my investigation
I 'When I found tile specks iwas I
from human flit, I said, 'MaUrcot is
the real murderer of this Johlnaun
Schiebel.' Marcott, in Paris, was
Snoted for his ignorance and supersti
lion. He believed in signs and por
Stents. One thing he had infallable
faith in--that with a candle nmade
- front the fat of human flesh he could
remnlain in the room of a sleeping per
son unmldetected, and that its light
- acted upon sleeping personasas aI
chlarmn to prevent awaking. Two
II hours ago I left Marcott arrested at
the railroad station. The officials t
S searched him. In his side pocket
I was found a little tin case, in which '
- was a piece of candle the candle of '
t humanla falt. I! knew it. In his
vest pocket were two or three match
t es andl one broken bit. With liy
e microscolpe I compared it with the '
piece I had found; the two pieces lit
s ted exactly. Search of his valise,
v which hie had with him, rvealed I
1 handkerchiefs with Johahn Schiebcl's
e naie worked in the cbrtiel. There
I were other articles as well, and upon
his person was a long three bladedi
knifi. .
'He I accuse of tile miurder of
Joalun Schiebel.'
The result ntay be briefly told.
The proceedings were suspended
j against Lena, antd Marcott arraigned
la few days after, and, to tIhe surprise
1 of every one, hie ileadedl 'Guilty.'
H '1 ~m tired of life. Do with mue as
n you please. Since my candle did not
a save lle, I despair.'
1 ie confessed tlhat hlie entered the
n room of Schlicbel just after the wo
c luan had left; found his victim lying
upim tile bed by tile light of his caUl-I
die, in trying to light which hIc
had broken the maitch. Schiehel
I sprang to his feet only to be struck
e to the heart. HeI then rantisacked tl:
room, and left undisturbed.
Marcott was condenuied to deathil
and was executed shortly after.
S Crossing Haunpstead Heath Erskine
e saw a rutliauly driver miost uinnerci
fnlly ponmelling a miserable bare
I boned pack-horse, and remonstrating I
1. with him received this anwer, "Why,
a it's ty ownt; niayn't I use it ns I
Ih pliase " As the fellow spoke he dis
lo charged a fresh shower of blows on
i- the beast's raw hack. Erskine, much
e irritated by his brut:ality, laid two or
I. three sharp strokes of his walking
k stick over tthe shoulders of thie cow
- ardly offender, who, crouchinlg aund
grumbling asked him what business
e Ihe had to touch him with his stick.
S"Whly," replied Erskine, "my stick is
L- i own: mayn't I 1u0t it ;n I please."
1 ..... .. ; " >C·{ f' ý·.
(San Y ra Plee pot ]
Congress Water no doubt :d a* capital
VWhen taken oun board a big pal)a
And we're happy to see that here it
he diee,
General Grant prefers waterto 'all aiibit
of trhins.
Congress Water, indeed!. this' soauids
direadfully thin; " di
])ear GOeneral, you can't ta4ke .alifor
niuans in.
We'd wager a trifle that flne Romman
CIose t
Of our general could tell where sonme I
good liquor goes.
We drink "Congress" ourselves at; the
great IXL r
Before breakfat--but only when feeling
upwell, "
For a "'pick-nme-up" after ia night with a
the boys
It will do to restore one a soundl equl
Ipose; C
And we venture to say that, like ns,
Grant declines
Congress, wishy-wash Congress, for good I
generous wines. c
[Morehouse Clarion.] e
This quotation is found in the edito- h
rial colunns of the Lemar's Iowa, Met. C
tiUcl. It very graphically reflects the p
sentiment of the whole North toward y
the colored man, when he fails so sub- q
serve their interest in political conlests.
The Sentinel, which is one of the bitter
est and most profinue vipers that ever
flung poison at the South, advocates the d
disfranchisement of the negro, because d
lie refuses to ýote the Radical ticket any h
longer. In fact this sentiment is rife to
throughout the entire North. So long 11
as the Radical party was in thp ascen- a
dency in tiwe South, and the negro allied
himself with that party at the ballot
box, his right to vote no man dared 9
challenge. But as soon as the negro S
learned that his interest and his frielnds
are in the South, that his honme must be
among the Southern people, that his 1
counltry must ihe rnled by Southern men, V
and that his welfare and prosperity de- d
mand his allegiance to Southern 1 Iliti
cal doctrines, his sycophantie friends of $
the North cry ouit, "C(onfoiund the nig
ger, anyhow."
The South is unwilling that the negro
should he deprived of his right df suf- SI
frage. His vote strengthens her repre- q
sentation in the national legislature and p
gives her the power to thwart the hel- e
lish designs of such blatheerskites ulnd to
man-haters as the editor of th lsennr's Ir
Sentinel. That right, which w given h
the colored nIan for the purposes , de
grnading and humiliating the Soern
white ian, has failed ofits pt'ibi, t,
and in their chagrin and disappointment iE
the wild asses of the North cry out: A
"Coellutind the nigger, anyhlow !" d
'Ti'hat is a fact, friend Clariou. ; and ti
still there aire a few Radical darikieei a
left in the South. When convinced, tl
however, that the Northern Radicals I
are not their friends, they will vote Ci
solidly for the l)emnocratic candidates. "
So-called independents here and there to
are striving to keep their prejudices
stirred tni with ia view to destroying P
the grand old D)emocrat.ie party, but 0
this can never be. The whole colored Y
elemllent will soon Inuderstlnd that v
thle Northern Rlldicall is a trencheronus ti
friaud, and will spnru their political t
overtures. Thien tile Indeplendeclts 8
will, like Arabs, silently fold their C
telits iind steal into Iipastures green
thait know them not. Sonthern Ide
lienIdelts say "Contlluid tile ligger" d
to, whoien talkieU to Demoecrat. !
DI)elocraitsR, teaiU of the inak! t,
Colored menI, Ullp-turn that hallf
nbuslhel uand see the color of the candle I
Certalin mllen want offi.e, ,rillcille
Sor noI principle !
A young Ildy gave her roller skllt
ing experiencce as tnihlows: i
"Youl otlght to have seen mIllc," said
the vivacious young lady to the ilew
minister, "I'd jnst got the skitle oin
aind made Ia startll when I calne down A
on mliy-"
"Maggie !" said her niother.
"Whatf Oh, it wi too funnlly for Ni
lanythling! One tfo t went one way 0
lnlld the other'n tother way; alcd
dowIe I wellt oct lmly-" a
"M'argaret !" reproachfully spoke
hler fa theer. a
,"Well, whlat! Tlhey scooted out
friom under me, alind I camlle downt oil
"Mingainel!" yelled both the pa
"On Imy little brothcer, wlho hllad Inme.
by tile Iliand, lulnd liked to have
sneilslhed hin. Now lwhat's the nlat
ter 1"
T'Ie girl's neother emerged fromn
behind tile cofIee pot, ii sigi of relief t
escaped froli the mincister, inid the
old gelitleiall ildroitly tulrli the con
versiatiol iii poiltlical ncatllre.
(George II. on his irs't visit to Hiianlover,
iftler lhis accession to thlue throne, cet
with sullch weathlcer l his pa.sige to t
-elvootsliye, tlnlt his MIjesty lainld thel t
lDuke of Chlinlhos, \Vho nleiemnplaulied
him, were ntider thel necessity of apply
iceg to Mr. Rodlncey for assistance. Tre I
king, thinking highly of the obligation, t
iisked w\hat r'econiepiese hIe should make
him. Mr. ilodlley replied: "I aml nio
collrtier, iani if I were, yee have eol
dloulbt tsuflicient clailnrs on iee ; the only I
flvor, therefore, that I hllve eto ask is
that your cllljesty lned tlhe Dnke of
Chcanudos will stalnld Godfather to imy
son who in jllust horn." The requeslllt be
ieg inestantly c'omplied with the child
was halttized George Bridges. The king
aifterwardsl took tile Iboy tnder his pro
tection, sent him to tile navy, and ere
oIIIg the godsoln of George [I becalie I
Admniral Rodhicey.
Mr. Isace G. Jenkins, a wholesale
mlerclhalt of Syracuse, New York, i
while sittinig in Ils librnry the other
evciling, wars hlanded a letter, and,
I 4 lopening it was snurprised to find 1
twenty-live hundlred dollhrs, with the i
sihnple explaaition : "I robbed youl 1
iof thlis years ago." Mr. ,lenkkins leil s
nit hhlea wlio it was.
f it
le delng!. 4o
AHe rI toa i es 
1 stantiaily o 'foilitws.
nle, to refila to g.o. º
pL beat lls. I am f tI l l i.t
ianplifimiet, and 'beiq
he declined tei'm
ilendedal for lie. B
at it. phticihat h deto ta la
1 Dtantially ;as lo ilb ,;;`
"Iexpect to etould t of uisirteos lttle r
men, to refuse to mre" lis xy g4i re
peated calls., I am not in enlbli ,to at`
coinpll nontand beltia nhs
bitended for one. Bui~t! aini de1(1 l
tiler th" lmlteret, i rninr
wishes' Mling hir oi&I mii now, It.1Y tje+=.
pablican-niover imVbig : denisdr the
faith, never hltaving fluckelre 5j-,p '
steadfast adhiesionl to a sound cnseri-y
ervative Republicain doctrlin. `'litS
being my imlitical status-I do it
Slearly undeatand how I can le P ex
pected to, take ay stock n the can
vase as it is representedll i thi. counn-'
ty to-day. As ta IRetnali 4lti` I ie
no place for me to come ni'e(tlib ilt
the Democratic paltly Ir'llper odithe
sore-ieaded Greenbackl or Indeptn
dent. Delmocratic. party ilnU ºpt. Ivi
have no use for either.; Amid t oiinyj vf s
to you, COLORED MEN, if yu itta~
Republicans, is to STAND ALOO 1
and see the salvation of the L;rdd,"
Next year we propose to organise tlhe; Il
grand old Republicani paity of M.s-i i
sissippi, and to strip front it ithe ob- Ii
noxious elements which made it s6o a
odious to so many Mississippians in f
1875, and then imnarch to ;victory.
Wait till that good tilme c omes, .anud'
don't fritter aIway your strength anid
get mlixed in all sorts of entangling I
alliances with i)e'nocrntic scrubs in a
wild lust for office.
As tfor the Greenback pIrty I con-s
sider it a, tiddle tiiddle-reformatory- ii
whoop-de-dooile-do conlern, withoute
pI rinciples, sentse, or anly hope of pow
er, In this State it simnply ,amounts
to a few of the "lost arts" of thi ) De
inocracy, but worse (if' anythling can
he worse) thitn aunaIdnltaerated Demnoe
riley. If I was compelhld to cliirhne
between trne I)emocracy and soapta!il
ism I would take the article straight. q
And I have thlle best authority for this
decision. The Scripture saitlh, "He I
that coineth to thIe shneeplfold by any
other way than that of the door, is ia
thief and roblxer." The Greenluckers b
anti Independents cltiml to be Demo
crats as 1 ndel'standl (certainly they Ii
are not Republienans) ibut they are
trying to get ilnto the sheepfold of the
)elmocraey by a strange door, aind ex
pect Republicans to aid them. I for
one will not do it and ilmy advice to
you colored nmen whein you comlie to
vote in the labsence of .a Republicianll
ticket and lRepublican caudilldates, is
to vote fIr imen, not for either party. r
Single out tile best mnan, without ref-'
erenmce to tile ticket he is rmnling on,
ind vote ftir himh .
I met anm old colored friend thie other
dlay, and he told one mhout a very had *
ldreanll he haIl thl night before. "I
dreanmed~;" he said "thiatl I died and weInt
to hell." 'I
"Did yvo Ilid many Republicans there!" f
I asked. 11
"Oh no, silr! ntary Rcpulican." t
"Did you lind uny I).,nnc'rats there I".
"'Yes, sar, tinad ;u tiw ofidem."
''L"Did you se' inly Gremelumck!l:s ulid
"Ohl, Lorald hress your Noal ! HIELL '
WAS FIIl4 F01 THEI !" I1
'"What were tlhe Greemntmekors do- t
ing f"
".Well, inr, do ilames dey was a hIppin' '
demselvws out inn every directioln, andll
every Greenmhacker hlie HAl A NIGGtRE
I hlave lno use tfr the Democratic plr
ty, and I have a decialed dlisgust for the
side isi utS develo.i'd hby the Missinssippi
Grcenhackers and Indepenlldents. ~Wlhon
we have a Rlepulticeu ticket in the tield (J
Ias we will have next yeaur, tihen there ,
will be al oblject antld Iurpose ftir me to
accomplish Iby making stumrnp speeches,
but lI beg to we exusnad on tile presenit
A geuntlemami put a marked shilling
under a stolle by time vwayside, first
shlowing it to his Newfoundland idog.
The genlthlan l 1heml, witn hi frienid,
i' rode forwllld thltee miles; inmid then
the dlog rcivetd lhlis signal fromil his
Ilmiat4-r to returnl back for tile shilling. I
Th 'he, dog tlrlmneal laick ; tile genitlemnili
rode hione, but to tlheir dlsappoilt
ment aII ulllsprise tilhe hitlherto tfiiti- 1
ful miessenger did not return dulring
the day. It appeared lie had gone to
the spot where the shillinllg had been
deposited, but tihe stonle btinig toi
weighty fotr his strengthl to reitnlove, he
had stayed hlowling ait tle pihee till
two horsenen, riding up and attracted
by his seeiming distress, stopped to
look at him,, when one of then, alighlt
ing, removed tihe stonme, and seeing
the alilling put it in Ilis locket, nlot
f conceiving it to ie thec oblject of tihe
Slog's search. Thle dog followed their
Shorses for twenty miles, relmained un
distuhewd in thie room where they
suppedl, folowved the chnnimbernmaid
e tinto the wbedchamber, aid secreted
Shintself under onae of thie beds. T'he
pmst.ssor of the shilling lhung his trou
sers upoi a minil by tile bedside; buti
e when both travelers were asleep tihe
, dlog took them ill Ilis moluth, leaping
r out of the window, left open on as
I, coant of thie sultry heat, reahelid hlis
d master's home .with his prize;, when,
Sfromnlmemnoralnda in the pockets, eve
trythingXltt the shilling was enabledI
r to be returned to the owner, iand the
sitngul;r circumstances clucidated, i
- -r
hoen had t o
rlier :.
thde a ent
"An ihIlated s flos.' . e ut.
thim, 'vi*t t ,h d .
ais Nit hr, Se
heal l'chkt, aeea ,p ie ta t
a eUte ldinle.tti shCteep fbtehe i,
friendly to Meeknrn; a'nd lent 
ad whisnky, which wvasz Amishely
Anll instandeo of tle a acity of collie
dogs is related as follows: r mt os
once stainag with- 'ird l hineinaird, a
slp expressed a wid h d that 1.shou4
seOusone At his Jirizs sheep wh
wme thetn edieng dtwit ringoe .m
Sit i·itoW tin' brow 4 a 10h1
abut three iitileA from -the htii .
Calling his thephered, he asked d
to have a prise sheep fetehed op as
quickly is'luh-: ionl 1,' e I'he slphcr1
whistled when a hile old sheep-d
dippiarted ewfore imn , and stated th
hishiedq iatrtelry e: dideintly liw
ordners. hat l, Sed betwee n i
shiepherd atd the dog I know '
but the faitifiti creature manifestd
understood his instructions. 'Do you
believe thit the. dog will bring  hi
sheep to ts, out of your fltocki
asked. 'Wait. a while, and you wilt
see, aild his tLordship. T''ihe dog now
darted off towards the sheep, at the
sane.etinmegiving a .Airgniftant bark.,
which immediately cnlipd forth two
younger, sheep-dogst tro join in tl
missionr. Accutomed as Ie was to thie
remnarkable Sagacity of collie does, J
,was amned at what Iow tooko placeare.
Ont one side of the lill was a river, n
the other a dense forest. One of th4
younger dogs, otn arriving at the fool
of tie bill, turned to the left, whOe the
other elarted off to the -rit hand,
The formner Atntioned ldmnSelf betweept
Alee smepl and the river. while thIe
lttter stoo(ld between tihe sheep and
the forest. Tte old dog noiv arted
into the mnidldlo of thi flock, when
tihe sheep seatlper,,d right and left,
but.were kept at bav by the two
watchers. ''Thei old dog sp.edily. sing
led out time particllhr sheep desired,
and in a few Iminulltes thIe three dogs
were qunietly driving theml towards us.
Within alb)lut In hour of receiving
tile ilstriuctions, the dolgs broughbt
the sheep l-p to the door of the man
)During thle sixteenth century 1,400,!
000 acres of land were seized by the
crown and sold to Eglishl selculators
and Scottishl colonists. After tile Pu
ritalns had killed Chllarles I, thley sent
Cromlwell Into Irehltld with 10,000
men. He seized 5,000,000 acres of
ladnd and iold it, orgave it to Englich
or Scotch cololnist, and sold 20,000
Irish as sltaven to the West Indies.
Under Williamn II, over 1,000',000
acres wer·c dit(ite riut l among the
Piotestants, anud its Catholic ownlers
were redlled to Itgairy. So goes the
story of wrong. It wasnottuntil1829
tllat IBitalln heIgnu to blie just with Ire
lauld, nud thei it was comnpulsory.
The Caltllholic emnultciltion bill then
pluuaed Plarlilamlelt. 'The principle of
self-interest alone shouldl lead Eng..
land to mhlve the land question, so ans
to give thie Irilsh a chalutce to live on
the soil of tlheir fathlers.
In giving his exlperience the other
nigiht ani old Cualilfornlia '4er frankly
admitted tlihat hi lift, had Ibeen a fatl
are. Said hel: "When I left Indean
Iny to come to Californy my whole
albition1 was to dig enough gold that
I coqld /o back homle and buy i
tnmbitn'-shat thlrashin' machine aitd
go balnttthe country every fall doin'
ctustomn work and livin' on roast
chicekens. Now, here I am, and nary
thrisdin' machine yet, an' even ef -
had the mnachine mly appertite for
chicken is gonle. I tell you, boys,
nly life's been a failure'."
The worsat of selfishmnes on record
SIis t uth who complained be
ca uat aii larger nmustard
r brother than she
'an exceed
in a streo
n.w tl aceos

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