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. .. . v-ei arsyii andthunder storm pro
ailed py rthis community last Monday.
oW as flovely and serene as a
mordiin "' notiftbetanding
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f  .the last 'eeV. the riverat this
1- laen ' abbot. thre ffeet. Dn
mg n [email protected] hia yraius it was on a
stsa, bt is now declining at the rate of
5 or 6 ifchesa in 4 bhours
We learn from tho Alexandria Demio
crat of Nesterdaaiprnpig tah t the total
vote polled in Rapid'es paraih was 3352;
of which 1161 was against the Constitn
tien. and 2191 for it. Majority for the
latter, 1030. At the Alexandria box
Warmoth received 1278 votes, and Tal
laferro 425. Of the 1746 votes cast in
that precinct, 471 were against the Con
stitution, and 57 of those were east by
toloredmena. No disturbance.'
TIhe Democrat reports the river as on
a. stand; and the prospects flattering for
a lne crop.:
We'learnathat New Orleans gave be
tweenpi, and eight thousand majority
against the, Constitution, and elected
the local Conservative ticket; and the
parishes of East Baton Rouge and Winn
abobit 600, each; Sabine, 225 ipqjority
for it. Also, that Caddo, DeSoto and
Claibotne gave conservative majorities.
Next Sunday-April 26th-is the an
niversary day set apart by the ladies of
the South for the floral decoration of
the" graves of the Confederate dead.
Though amid the hurrying scenes of
business life and political excitement
our departed heroes may seem forgotten
as they slumber in their lonely graves,
yet, amid all this, the fair ladies of the
South hold their memostes ever sacred,
and will, on this occasion, with their
tender hands, bedeck the humble tombs
of their noble defenders with the fresh
blooming flowers ot early Spring, as a
slight tribute of their holy affectioi and
lasting gratitude.
On the 4th page of to-day's paper will
be found an admirable piece of poetry
from the gifted pen of that talented au
thoresa, Mrs. Mary E. Bryan. This lady
is extensively known as an able writer,
both of prose and verse, and any articles
from her flowing pen will be hailed with
gratificatik by an appreciative reading
At the recent term of the District
Court for this parish, eight freedmen
and one freedwoman were sentenced to
the States' Erison, for various teWns of
servitude; the longest being 17 years for
the crime of manslaughter. The re
mainder were sentenced for theft, &c.,
They left for Baton Rouge last Tuesday
on the St. Nicholas, under care of sherift
It is estimated that the new Consti-
tution for this State cost 6250,000.
We are under many obligations to the
courteous and attentive offlicers of that
magnificent floating palace, St. 2Nich
olas, for kind attentions.
The Bastrop Dispatch says the "times
are 'tighter' in that parish than was
" ever experienced before." Probably the
editor judges the times by himselt h
The same paper says the number of
voters registered in Mforehonse parish,
during the late revision, was 64-whites
49, blacks 17; making in all 1509, whitds
572, blacks 1337.
The Homer Iliad says the total white
vote of Olaiborne parish is 1675, and the
total colored vote is 1724. Majority for
the latter, 49.
We are in receipt of that excellent
periodical, Godey's Lady's Book for
May. Godey is truly the ladies' favorite,
Sand has become a mecessity as well as a
Hall's Journal of HIealth fr May is
on our table. This valuable publication
contains much usefgl advice and instruc
tivp reading matter. Published at the
moderate price of $1,50 per year;, by W.
W. Hallf, M. D., New York.
Batotharot1im voted on the new Oon
stitat o'n. the 14th, 15th and 1ith
inst. Gergia . the same from the
a0tk to the 2tuath'adlortk Carolina
ftm tim SOtbts' tli 33hi, n6tasive.
,. t rmmlmae that crming
'The election throughout this phiish
ia~1 riday and Saturdu -passed of
wit iut knd" serious' disfirbaoce. At
this place business was entirely suspen
'1T'and our town wore the soleinn as
pect of a conquered city-rather than a
political julbilep; fqrc ihly reminding one
of the day, soute:tluei years since, when
the Federal troops marched down Front
street to the Cout .Housee-groups. of
citleens and castive soldiers were seen
mournfully talking,0yep our sad misfor
tunes, and anxiouely listening for some
word, of consolation or hope, knowing
that that the last spark of the existence
of a separate nationality was then ex
tinct forever;-hoping and earnestly
praying for the best, but little dreaming
that such a state of things as we have,
and are now daily witnessing, would
ever come to pass. Acknowledging
that wo.were under Ihe foot f: the con
queror, we expressed our willingness to
aeedpt, w;ithout compulsion, .opr fate,
believingthbt with the surretder of our
arms, th'( war was ended, that the,
Union would:speedily be restored, peace
and plenty smile throughout the land,
the wounded and bleeding hearts of the
Sorrow-stricken relative healed, a veil
drawn over the bloody past, and sweet
oblivion with bright visions of the future
dwell in the breasts ofapeopleonce again
united and happy. But such, we say in
sadness, is not the case. Our condition,
and in fact that of the whole country,
is more deplorable and a worse state of
excitement, than on the morning of the
surrender of the Confederate forces
the sunset of our liberties.
Who are to blame for this deplorable
state of affairsa Certainly not the quiet
and peace-loving citizen; but the politi
cal agitators and unprincipled offlco
seekers, both North and South, whose
aim is to plunder the country or wreck
it amid internecine srtife and convulsion.
What the country wants now is--peace;
we have had enough war, both of words
and bullets. Let all those noisy brag
gadocios whose patrioism is just now
oozing .out, take wisdom from the owl,
-look wise and remain silent. The
time for fighting has passed, and it
would be rather inconvenient now to
get up another war for their especial
benefit. As we are in no condition to
dictate, the exercise of such a spirit
will only exasperate those in power and
drive them to further oppression. But
let those who have secured power by
using the freedmen, remember that they
are of the samenjlood and nationality as
thcse whom they politically and socially
oppress, and outside of any personal ven
geance or imaginary political wrbug, this
unjust 'proscription must be borne in
part by themselves, and will descend
in common, if not checked, to our pos
terity. Whatever political or personal
issues may divide us, let the triumphant
party also remember that we are from
the same nobleancestry, and should ever
have in view the purity and perpetuity
of the Caucasian race.
whites previously registered, 472; added
lduring five days revision, 91; total
white vote, 5G3. No.ofblacks previous
ly registered, 1998; added during revi
sion, 87; total black vote, 2083. Total
white and black, 2615;-Bossicr Banner.
The Shreveport South-l'estern says:
Seven hundred and eleven sovereigns
availed themselves of the privilege of
registering during the five days of
grace, of which 445 were white and 266
black. Total registry or the parish 4475
-whites 1222, blacks 2233.
We learn that by the revised registra
tion in the parish of West Baton Rouge
the total number of registered voters
amounts to 1196-of which only 250 are
The office of the Board of Registrars
closed on the evening of the eighth.
l)uring the five days it kept openou, one
hundred aUd twenty four names were
readded to the Registry list. Of these,
fifty three are white and seventy one
colored. The whole number of register
ed persons in the Parish is 2782, of whom
about 600 are whites.-[IbelrilUe &oath.
nTe learn from the Mansfield Times of
the 11th that 2687 persons have regis
teredl in D)eSoto parish. The ratio of
whites and blacks is notgiven. During
the revision 293 whites and 71 blaoes
The United States law officers im Flo
rida have just sold the Alabama and
Florida Railroad for the small sum of
*55,000. It is forty.five miles long, thir
teen miles of the distanee being in run
ning order, and tlhe price named includ
ed four engines, thirty-four cars, the e.
Sice, and all the Sutures.
Gen. Buchanan, commsnding the Fifth
Military Distrier, has appointed the 15th
of Jdne neat as the dmv for the assembl
ing ofthdbiTets State Convention, which
is to framaes co~atmtsnon and civi 0oV
ernment for the Stat, in aecrriuo
with the Aets of Congres. of Pikeb M
and 22d, 1867. The ofial Ht of o ~e
mgistered voters in tha 8tate, Itn~iud
ing tihe revitloe, Ae the nu at
10,,79 . At the eleetlom n ,1
Pead /,/t4* e tgma It
-, . , .
-QI S , d -w
~oQ -wksbr~=
hie follotring are the ~oleia lt9fl s
ofte election held' i',this. Patrsh, .n
furnshed 's b Col. b. N. fIlackigto,.
Chairman Board of Registrars:
Total number of registered voters:
3534---whites, 925; colored, 2009. Total
number of votes polled, 2748. For the
Constitntion, 2122; of . which 2080 were
by colored and 42 by, white voters.
Against the 'Constitution, 607-whites
553, colored 44; scattering, 18.
For Governor:
Warioth .....................2112
* Taliaferro .... ...............5600
FPr Congress:
C L Ferguson..............1542
B B Stille ............. .... 635
Michael Vidal.... .. .....476
S'For State Senate:
J. B. Williams...............2107
'J. B. Lewis ..................2.00
" . TH Patterson.........._..-....657
G A Hewlett..................553
For Representatives:
W O Melvin ........ .... 2109
Ohas Ieiroy, (colored,) ........2112
A S Dupre, colored,. .... ..,420
ging-JohDsoi, colored.........374
W Beresford Carr.............147
For Diitrict ,Judge:
J Osborn ...................2090
O Chaplin, Sr ................615
For District Attorney:
NA RRobison...............2006
Daniel el1)y................619
Por Clerk District Court:
Jas Cromie. ..................2117
Jales Messi .....................540
A W Hamilton................ 2
Geo tehn....................7
For Sheriff:
Samuel Parsons...... ....... 2121
JO C Hughes.. ..................562
For Parish Judge:
W H Hiestand. ....... ..... ..2099
Geo Monroe...................571
R M Kearney: ...................10
Jas Caughlen ...................4
For Recorder:
C F Christy .................2100
Wmin McTier, colored".......... .394
Geo Kearney ....................6
For Assessor:
B B Moore....................2127
W J Robbins..................18
For Coroner :
Chas Dupre, colored...........545
C Hamlin......................169
HI C Williams .................34
O F Gahagan... ...............65
For Mayor:
Theo Schumanu ................35
B Brooks......................26
Town Councilmen: Joe Ezernaek, 134;
Jacob Israel, 137; Henry Burns, colored,
87: W Brady, colored, St; John Genoe,
51; Hugh McKenna, 75.
Town Constable: Levi Hanson, 142;
John Little. 25; A J Albert, 10.
Thle following Ward officers were
elected :
Police Jurors-T H Hamilton, ward
1; Wm Trichel, ward 2; H Dallis, color
ed, ward 3; Emile Silvey, colored, ward
4; B L Faulkner, ward 5; Joseph Martin,
ward 6; J D Addison and O A Presley,
wards 7 & 8; J It Hornesby, ward 9 &
10; Chas Dupro, colored, ward 11; James
Genius, ward 12.
Justices of the Peace:--Geo W Hollo
way, ward 1; Wm Little, ward 2; II M N
McKuight, ward 3; F A Meziere, color
ed, ward 4; I L Faulkner, ward 5; Jos.
Martin, ward 0; J E Turner, ward 7; J
It IHonesby, wards 9 & 10; Jno Conant,
colored, ward 11; V A Barron and Jas
Parker, ward 12.
Ward Constables:--T B Seleby, ward
1; Alex Thomas, colored, ward 2; A Wil
liams, ward 3; John E lens, ward 4; S M
Crump, ward 5; J J A Martin, ward 6;
0 M Fresse, ward 7; E Lavasan and C
Bush, colored, wards 9 & 10; Tranquillin
Metoyer, colored, ward 11; J A Hart
and Israel Jenkins, colored, ward 12.
We copy as follows from a recent is
sue of the New York hlerald: "We have
had three years of peace under absolute
Radical rule-for Mr. Johnson's vetoes
have been overridden in every impor
tant instance-yet who does not realize
that we are fifty times fiurther to-day
from any real or abiding reconstruction
of the Union than we were on the morn
after Gen. Lee's surrender Weo are
fast drifting into utter anarchy, hank.
rnptcy, internecineslaughter and chaos.'
--It will be recollected thht somne time
since Ben Wade intrcduced into the Se
natea proposed amendment to the Con
stit ution declaring the President ineli
gible to a second term, which is now
pendingr before that body. The Louis.
ville Courier, in speaking of it, says if
Wade's party succeed it is probable
that we shall never have another presi
dential election at'er this fall.
The escape of Colonel Grenfel from
the D)ry Tortugas took place on the
night between the 6th and 7th of March
last. The colonel managed to take along
with him three other plrisouneretnd one
of the soldiers who were on guard at the
time, being the one who was the seuti
nel in charge of 'the boats connected
with the post, whilst he was on guard.
It is supposed that the colonel in some
way bribed the guard to desert, and to
aid him and the other three prisoners to
oesajp As soon as the escape was dis
coverea, the United States steamer Bibb
was sent out in search of the fugitives,
but sihe tailed to find any trace of them.
On the night of the escape it was blow
ing a gale, and as the boat which they
took was bat small and in bad condition,
i is probable that they,all perished.
The Baton Bouge Advocate says:
"The Burt-n of Sttistics at Washing
ton has been taki a formal oeass
the States and seetionsofthb Unhbn and
report, that whils t other
has gtined i po , the t
Beatttera States h ~decreasedl 
yeas,690,308 inhabitants."
AWashi ta l to a tiews t o
bily Shih cotroal
On .th6 ev 'ot ournment of te
District Court i t s ace, the me
Tbers' the atahit, chBar expres
tbear high respect for Judge Lewis in
the following touching tribute, which,
was'read*eo JudgelL.ei an eloqtient adit
feeling manners by one p4thoe members.
of the Bar :
. Th& .nadezaigaed. n&ebers. of the
.chitochk Bar, on 1o eve of the
asnrnmciitf. the Copn the last which
will be pld' ii re pri under the pro
visions of our old Con tiori and in
accordance; with ,the anciens jurisprn
dance of ourti Stat, tender to Judge W.
B. Lewis, of the' 9thi District Coun.i ofý
Louiisin an. wled;gment of tan
faithful abler ad impartial administra
tin of uste which,has marked his of
floial conduct; adbeg to convey to him
in his retirement fromi the bench our
best wisbes for: his anuccess a~ piosper
ity, and our'earnest hopes that a better
era may soon. dawn, ypon our State and
people, ,.
C. Chaplin, Sr. W. H.afck ..
W. M.ev. .J M.V uaningham
H. C. Myers. C. F. D rangaet;.
C. Chaplin, Jr. .J. M. B. Tuqger,
H. Saford. D. Plerso ,
A. H. Pierson. S. M. Hyams, Sr.
A. Lem.ee. N. A obison.
I thank you, gentlemen, for your kind
words of approval of ray oflficial conduoct
During the brief period of my offlicial in
tercourse with you, it has afforded me
much gratification to find a uniform spi
rit of churtesyj and kindness manifete.s
in your igtere urse with one another,
and with me as the presiding officer of
your Court. Nothing has occurred .in
our intercourse, either official or social,
to mar the harmony which should al
ways exist between members of an hon
orable profession, beyond the small rip
ple, which, like that occasioned by the
passing breeze on the bosorn.of the pla
cid water, will occasionally happen in
the intercourse of mpen, in all relations
of life. To acknowledge that I have
often erred in my decisions, is only a
confession of the weakness of human
nature. I claim no exemption from the
errors or frailties of man, but I do claim
to have been actuated by a uniform de
sire to do strict and impartial justice.
In retiring from official intercourse with
you, my brethren of the Iar, I ask no
hbilher reward than the approval of my
offilial conduct conveyed in your flatter
ing address.
SWe must soon part, and this saddens
my heart. The future of our country is
dark and portentious, the scenes now
enacting around us give warning of a
coming storm in the political world
which may sweep away the little we
have left of civil liberty, and now in
saying farewell, I can only. express the
sincere hope and ardent prayer that we
may meet again under more favorAble
ausp)ices and with a brighter future for
our downtrodden country.
A Washington correspondent of the
Cincinnati Comumercial says:
I am told that the printing of the tick
ets of admission to the trial will cost $6,
000. Tley are coupon tidcet5, large,
and stiff, and stamped, and to make
them permanuent souvenirs, the name of
the Sergeaut-at-arms, Brown, and the
title "'Impeachthent of the President,"
are written across them with prodigious
display. The expense of the trial to the
Govern ment has been variously estimat
ed at between two hundred thousand
dollars and half a million. To bring
somne individual witnesses here will cost
aloune$3000. Gen. Rousseau, for exam
ple, will get forty cents a mile for his
trip, coming and returning, having been
in form twice summoned, netting him
self the handsome sum of say $9000.
Ten cents a mile each way is paid to
witnesses, and $2 a day for attendlance;
the mileage is liberally interpreted by
serving two writs and paying. two ways
for both. Also, the regular business of
Congress. will be delayed ar least a
month. To print the trial, as a Govern
ment document, will cost $100,000. I
am told that Mr. Sherman and others
have been also a little concerned to nu
ticipate the effect of the impeachment
upon our securities abroad.
GRATIFYING.-OnIe of the most grati
fvying items of news to the public gener
ally which has flashed over the cable in
a long time is the safety of Dr. Living
stone, the great African explorer. At
Iast accounts he was at Zanzibar, on the
coast hf Africa, en route for England.
D)oubtless in a few weeks the world will
mbe fyrnished with the particulars of a
journey through the wilds of Africa, the
most remarkable ever made by mertal
man. .
Everty line of railway in France pays
well, but in afewyears all ofthemrevert
to the government.
A lady of more wealth than cultnure
applied to a Boston bookstore recently
ForDickens' novel,"David Copperhead."
2he 1Yete Rampskire lfion.-The
New York Tribnne publishes the official
figures of the' ew Hampshbire election
returns, whiielthie ish opuelusive evi
denle of fraul. "No -State could poll
such a vote in propotion to its popsit.
tion, not even the new States of the
West, which contraloftit few women and
children. New Hai ire is a station
ary State, and came mear losing one
member of Congress iin the lrast doee
nial apportionment. It only increased
in ten .ears--from 1850 to 1860--809?,
and.this inc~reme wan costyimtlplfe
and aliens-the gwn gp native'nre
constantly emigratng. But, aeseediag"
to these Tribune fltur.erwe Mad an in
orease o 8600tl -**
iowa has. lady . tfade.
bsnied at.
a the purformanc."
Latest Ne ,k '
WASrNGTON, April 1T .- oray
ie:, House having reA the
ty,it is intended tbi
usiuess on Monday next. It is- propo
sed.to.meet at 10 A. f., and 'to hold
'iltht.Mssions, in order to`'b"f ien 'bills
for the action of the Senate.
The charges made by Butler in the
Senate yesterday; relative 'to the sale
of gold and the pubhase of bonds by
the Government l I lie refuteel by the
Treshmtry Deparimeit,:. far as they
relate to .anutliing improper in the
-tdn'sactionsof that Departlhet. 'Thet
sale and'puircbases were. made to pre
vent' a faic in the money. 'arket.
The Mtaepartme halntelligence
of the o of Mrs..Morris;wife of
our Min t Constantinople,
The quarterly returns of tli'Natiopna
Banks, made to :the COonti * of 'Car
rency. for the quarter eudn pril rst,
shalow large b iness tranauetionsa g
the banks in,th'i large cities: esp
the We*.eu 'oitir.
It is freely stated to-night, that a
New York member will on ° ,ouday
move in the House fo 'Withdrawte
a ticles of intieachment': from the
The fr'iends of the President were
never so confident of 'is acquittal as
they express themselves to-day. They
have ground for' their confidence, for
Forney himself scents defeat to the im
peachers. Hebreathes out threatenings
through the Chronicle this morning,
and gives his voice for war if the'Presi
dent is acquitted.
There is' a' certainty that twenty Sen
ators will vote against the conviction of
the President. According to the rulings
on certain questions of evidence by the
Senate, the past few days, the probabil.
ities are that others will be added to the
number of non-contents, who were look
ed upon by the managers and their
friends as sure for conviction. The
prospect for' the entire success of the
plot against the President is not the
most lovely, and, per consequence, But
ler and his brethren in iniquity are filled
with a godly wrath, which is highly
edifying und enjoyable to, benighted
CIIARLESTON, April 10.-The three
days election for the ratification' of the
new Constitution, and for the election
of State officers, closed to-da'. The
general belie~ is that the Constitution
Ihas been ratified and the Republican,
ticket elected by a large ma.jority.
Scattering returns trom various por
tions of the State indicate the ratifica
tion of the new Constitution and the
success 6f the Republican ticket by a
large majority. In this city the majir
ity for the Constitution is 1800.
LONDON, April 19.-A. I'Trolqpe, of
the British postal department, goes to
the United States to readjust the postal
Official dispatehe$ say that the
Abyssinian expedition was alarmed,
and his plaps were uncertain. It is
rumored in London that the war is over,
the captives having been released.
Deanmark is negotiating the sale of
Santa Cruz to France.
There is a great liberal meeting at
James st. Hall, to-night; Russell, presi
MAQoxN, GA., April 16.-The heaviest
rain storm ever known here occurred
thismorning. "Fiolds and gardehs are
nearly destroyed, fences washed away.
In the city the streets were wvashed into
gutters, brick walls were torn down,
sewers burst and cellars all filed with
water. Many bheaks occurred on the
Central and Southern roads. No trains
to-day, except from Atlanta.
ST. P'ETERSBURs, April 16.-The
Journal de St. Petersdurg says the
empire of Russia has consented to grant
delay in the payment by the United
States of the sum stipulated by the
treaty, for the transfer of the territory
of Alaska, and the time is now assigned
for the payment on 1st of May. The
Journal feels that the American Con
gress will vote the necessary appropria
JACKsoN, April 17.-Three sect*ons
of the franchise bill passed to-day. The
seventh sect'ion provides for six days,
voting at the next election.
Twelve members to-day resigned
their seats in the convention.
Press reporters are excluded from the
House after this date.
The total foreign trade of the United
States is larger now than it was before
the war: $720,000,000 in 1867, against
$708,000,000 in 1860.
A gentlemen in Illinois owns an estate
so large that he has three hundred and
twenty miles of hedge on it. He is now
to sow a hew field of ten thousand'acaes
for the first time, this year.
Wrhat is thatt sai a Snday school
teacher, pointing to the lette O.0
Dunnol said the urehin.
--Vho you say when you atomp
your tqesi
"Damn it"was the pecocioues reply.
None are so fond of secrts as those
who do not intend t kieqp them:. such
persons. covet secrets as a ~spendthrift
covets money, for the purpose of circu
A Southern savings bank established
by negroes, collapsed beeause the
depositors withdrew all the funds to
attend a circns.
-tdo not say that man will steal,"
said a witness on a trial; "but if I ,was
a chicken fAroost high when he wasi
Y9ted yea beeit small whth retkberi
the greait wal~W bt hef.tIt
SHow sweet to rClHcta ib slipe  S
ages-eau sheet.igkmava ,' 4
masy a waterfall.
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numbear a areeean ins
.'ýtrP JUSTIE OCHASn.-The Wash
n correspondent of the Cleveland
o) Leader recently had an interview
Chief Justice Chase, whereof he
writes as follows:
The talk with the Chief Jausti w
mainly upon cnrentpolitical
was remarked t lyhat han in iews
of Iate urgedby thei
nCtion witM-e whieb
leave my name alon ...ae
a Presidential " noi onatiodai ot
seek the Presy --ae.
He wet tesay' that as a Justin O .
Supreme Court of the Unitedt t e ."
had necessarily toalandonl'
When le went: on thqa
sai'ned an obligati iii' ij biu
oath but anterior s d#>it ' :.to.
do impartial jnstice der t i
tionund laws of tbe United ea;
mould aoti .e &t.'e sdge
rerttae thate
ties had connected So
0tio0s with i, o
XAr!anarSs -At ttle oaut eakýOf the
war many postmaitere ithe Soutlm
States had in .their lte eese samps
funds of gonsideraltle.iluw
seized by the Confedewtse Uo
and of which notartheraecoant ha
been rendered to the :Depaabm at
Washington. The United Stptee. -
ernment has commenced all ,"{a e _
South actionsat ý torecoveritstims.
In this State diing the past month,
suits have been instituted against near
1y one hundred of the delinie .a
Among these wenotice the namef
Col. Thomas B. tUgge, late h postabasthr
of Richmond, whose liabilities to the
Government amount to-dearly $13,000,
and the Government has even gone so
far as to attach hI property and thatbf
his sureties, Messrs. COhar W. Purcell
and Jose. Allen, both of thtty. It ee-c
tainly seems unfair that these gentlemai
should be made to suffer, when the funds
were taken by ahbority o' the Confe
derate States, and there is not one title
of evideneA to prove any d3isonesty on
the part of the postmaster..--Richmo
A Red Indian strayed. away fro his
camp, and got lost; inquiring the way
back, hp was asked, "Indian lostl"
"'o," said he, disdainfully' "Indian
no lost; wigwam' lost;" striking his
breast, t'Indian here."
Twenty thousand dollars an hour,
day and night, is the interest on the
public debt.
Shoemakers ought to be included
among the disciples of the healing art,
A young Cleveland swain thus express
es the gfLshing pleasure he feels in an
ticipatian of an approaching sleigh ride
with his lady love. It is a model iniita
way: "My dear Mis-The pleasing pros
pect that I will hav in taking a slay ride
with you the furst good day that comes
is enuffto lift my sole above the sorded
vanityes and superflewities of this world,
with such a intellygent young lady as
you. I remain yours in love, purity,
virtew and fydelity."
A Chicago man intends to visit Eu
rope this summer, sailing all the way
from that city to Liverpool in a boat
twenty-tour feet long, and accompanied
only by his dog. An exchange thinks
there ought to be some interference to
protect the dog's life.
A plate of. apples was being passed
round to a group of children.. .Thee
was a fine red one at the top, which a
little girl took. "How greedy you are,"
said her next neighbor, ."to take the
largest! I meant to take that myself."
HOLDING COTTON.--Once or twice,
says the South-Western, we have spoken
of the impolitic measure of holding back
cotton to avoid the payment of the tax.
Talk on 'Change, of the New Orleans
Times, takes the same view of the case
that we do. He says;
We repent that the project cannot be
carried out. All eotton on hand grown
previous to 1868 is liable for the tar.
It cannot be conceated. Toattempt to
evade the tax will subject thb cotton to
seizure and expense, Every bale sco
ton in gin-nhuse or ware-house than the
growth of 1680, will be watched, the
owner marked b*e hundreds ofdeteb
tive and vultures~who will be opect
ing iq it were tbhroug the e6utt7.ser
the relpeal of the t~igo* kao Laect.
fhe recent State elotOa in Ubddle
Island resetted in a victory for the Es
p-blicans. Gen. Barnaside wf s re~eo
edGovernor by a small majority.
Thetiver opposite this poiutidlales
to recede rapidly, and up-to lat night
had fallen in all eleven, at4 Al t*e
ieports fromt above the *ait are toh
effect that the water above White O
Shoals is dead low. Navilgatien. Atill
continues fair to Palton. Tfrbe at
now three boats above the rFaft-4kree
port Soutk- Wester,, 15th inet.
- WHAT *w' BAT.-A Ieotara, .m~iub'
ing on the subjeqt of diet, amidu
Boup, tilh, flesh, doil, viaegar, wmiuJl~l .
try, ices, confectinery, fptbites -
merons minor geLedients of oalgIim
chbemical qu aie l Lbaar
rials throWn i, 81ir thecrs inLe to
gether in a v I, and whlia *ou w id -
not ticken at the appes. ods rt
Yet at a dianer CbndeOMer -
ed into the to *edt
and generater +  ~ lml  ++
No otht eatd extIt
diet. kUl gor hItilds
-It doeslblgk tmussll  _m
ronds if tl*,gk sa ~i
ease with Oo100,0W ol~ dihws It .
A large sum for e amaPLt stat

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