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"Here shall the Press the people's right maintain, unav/ed by influence and unbribed by gain. 1 ST, FRiMVILLE, LOHMA, FRIDAY, .ILLY 2fi, 1872. MWSEIllES-VliL I, lid. 41, \Wttm ff e»t Fcllclanit. nt 4 I'. M. tt, , Kdltor. ^rKii M S : vi'nr, I» i" 1 .™""' S2 iltll«, 15« : » ™ tyof $25 is imposed for Js' nests in Massachusetts. says the most- thrilling r listened to was that of a tlicst sinile that "-his clia-griii "nation. ever Col at Wil Falls minister of croquet. His took the mallet." ,<o gybil declares destroyed by a f no use to go bn preached text was, tbat the tornado, with the man at Waterloo, Ituliana, -ys, the youngest of which ' Doxology," bccft'Jse ho is the hims. rtisewent in a Western s the public that board mer can be obtained " at d shady brick gentleman's in the country." s entertained six weeks ifornia that the crdps were fail, bave happily turned 1 rejoicing over the cer cyinparätively abündant telligeiice tbat Brigham suddenly quit marrying ived with doubt. He is upon whom such a reform reaked all at once. If he to go out of the business, r off gently. 'learuble diamonds used in achines and for dressing are of such intense liard a single one has been em more thiMi a year iu dress of French millstones daily rceptible wear or diminu tting power. red man-, writing from Kentucky, says : " I y that I am a Greeley the gratitude of my heart of labor spent in behalf Send me sotae cam ments, and I shrt.ll work and Brown if I have to and walk from town lding committee of a d upon a wealthy mem ngregation, soliciting a B toward a new house of The sum he subscribed them, and they told tfta same time intimating ' > had given double " So he Bhould," said itleman, " he goes to « as much as I do." I s has a school furnished "d children. One ses ia the morning and an 'he afternoon, and each Attended by a different ren , both being under Oeral head, the pupils, attend school only half a system is said to work is still occupying hia one on Lafayette square, where he ' lifts some 'callers, who stop to Aspects at least once ei 7 afternoon be takes a ouche out to the Solct °f a 'ong the banks of inhaling the air. His 6in gular combination of tranquility. lleimdiating Grant. A significant letter—a colored grant elector withdraws prom the TICKET and leavks the renomination party —why the colored men can not support grant—inconsistencies of tne philadelphia platform—too many indefinite. promises—men cf all parties can support th«5 cincin nati ticket and nominees. [From tli« New York Tribune.] Baltimore , July 8.—A bombshell was thrown into the administration eamp in Baltimore this afternoon by the publication of the following let ter from the colored candidate on the Grant electorial ticket of this State, from the fourth congressional district. It is reported that Mr. Saunders will carry with him to the Liberal Republican party a great number of colored voters : Baltimore , July 8,1872. To Hon. Henry Ntockbridge, Chairman llaltimorc City l )cle£ution to the late Itepublicau Conven tion : Sir —Please accept for yourself and colleagues from the fourth con gressional district to the late con vention of April 24,1872, my grate ful thanks for the conspicuous favor conferred by placing my name on the Grant electorial ticket, and the assurance of my kindly appreciation of this and other marks of confidence during my participation in the poli tics of my native State. A profound sense of duty to my race and the de mands of an unselfish patriotism su perior to mere partisan requirements compel mo decline the honor and seven my connection with the Grant wing of the Republican party. . I entertain the hope that at no distant day colored men, as Ameri can citizens, will rise superior to the apparent selfishness of their past po litical action, which has too often been characterized by adhesion to men instead of devotion to princi ples, and that they will fully com prehend the sacredness of the ballot and the higher duty ol citizenship.— It is but natural tbat in the past col ored voters should have been consol idated within the ranks of that par ty through whoso instrumentality their rights were in part secured, particularly when the party was it self a unit and the rights of the col ored citizen made a political issue ; but now when some of the best men and brightest spirits of that party decline to act with it, and join with other citizens in the formation of a newer and better party with more advanced «n i more practical ideas, within whose ranks the rights of all men are assured, it is an open ques tion whether the Liberal Republican party is not after all the true Repub lican party of the country. Now that all men of whatever creed or political opinion accept the situation, recognize the rights of all men, and guarantee their maintainance, it is but fair to suppose that the times is really come to permit the " dead past to bury its dead" and for all vo ters to come up t <5 that comprehen sive platform which; while recogniz ing the equity of equal rights, gives promise of perpetual peace and pros perity to the whole country. In the coming presidential campaign it is of the last importance tbat colored men cast of the fetters of political vassal age, ignore the tyranny of a false and vicious party discipline, and, like all other men, exercise their po litical franchise according to the dic tates of an enlightened and untram meled judgment. Even were it possible for me to remaiu on your ticket, I could not approve and abet the bitter and con tinued factional warfare for which the great party in Maryland is re markable, and which is a dominant characteristic of that party in every State in the Union. Neither would I on any consideration lend myself to the basely ungrateful task of vili fying and hounding life-long friends of human liberty and of equal rights, who, by their labors and sacrifices through a period of more than a quarter of a century, have made it possible for men of my race to en joy the privileges of American citi I have read carefully tbat elaborate Compilation of indefinite promises of the Philadelphia platform, and beg to suggest that if after more than eleven years of absolute control of the government, it is deemed wise to be so prolific in' platform declaration, it is just possible that four years' longer lease of power will be inade quate to the full performance of the stupendous task marked out for the party at Philadelphia. That com plete and exact equality in the en joyment of all civil, political and public rights without discrimination on account of race, creed, color or previous condition of servitude, of which the Philapelphia convention gives assurance, is no doubt intend ed as a balm for the colored voters of the country, and it is supposed to have great heading influence, though a Republican Congress, in utter con tempt of this and other promises made at Philadelphia, adjourns and makes no sign. If this convention was the concentrated voice of the Republican party, speaking authori tatively for the President, Congress and the people, it is incomprehensi ble why some of these platform sen timents were not met at once and crystalized into federal statute pro visions. I do not question the wis dom of this eminently capable and respectable body, nor do I doubt the sincerity of these declarations, but I can loose sight of the fact tbat it is perilous in the extreme to intrust the vital measures to other and future Congresses, which may not in the eternal fitness of things, be in con sonance With the Philadelphia con vention. I dissent from the doctrine enun ciated that the enforcement of the appropriate legislation made by the recent amendment to the national constitution can only be trusted to the Grant administration. If the tenure of American citizenship de pends upon the success of any po litical party and is necessarily jeop arded upon the periodical return of each national political contest, then that exalted right is more honorary than honorable. Instead of being an object of just patriotic pride, it would be a boon unsought after and despised when secured. Of course, I differ wisely from these absurd premises, so antagonistic to the ge nius of our institutions, and hold that the exercise of the rights and the employment of the privileges of citizenship by the colored people of the country depends not upon the success of a political party which is oftener factional or sectional than national, but upon the better senti ment, broad charity and advanced civilization of the American people as a nation. In the light of the limited intelligence I am enabled to bring to bear upon the issues now before the people of the country, I am constrained to see in the Phila delphia platform a confession of If any political party, after three successive terms of the administra tion of government power, has need of such profusion of promise, evi dently for the purpose of securing votes to perpetuate its existence, it is within the pale of possibility that the country will survive its defeat and go forward to the accomplish ment of its high destiny without the special guardianship of such a party. I am pursuaded that the Cincin nati plat farm does not differ very widely in declaration of principles from the Philadelphia instrument, and that all voters, of whatever po litical opinion, can stand upon it without sacrifice of principle, and support the Liberal Republican nom inees without stultification ; and I consider tho indorsement of these candidate^ by the other than the Cincinnati convention as additional evidence of tlreir acceptibility to the American people. I believe it to be the duty as well as right of every American citizen to exercise bis po litical prerogative freely and fearless ly, and, oti occasion, give full expres sion to bis sentiments, while care fully respecting the same duty and right in all other men ; and that in governments like ours all effort to control the political action of the cit izen by class, caste, or sectional pre judice,- for individual, factional, or partisan aggrandizement, if success ful to any extent and through any considerable period of time, will in evitably tend toward the subversion of the very objccts for which co-op erative or republican governments are formed. In the performance of this duty as a citizen, and in the ex ercise of this undoubted right, I shall in my humble sphere advocate the obliteration of all party lines, and the sustenance of a new party, so composed as to give promise of successfully mastering the problems of the present and future, under the leadership of that grand old veteran of equal rights, Horace Greeley, whose record and whose life, is a sufficient guarantee that the rights of all men will be protected under his administration. I am not un mindful of the utter insignificance of my effort in this direction. Neither do I imagine for one moment that my opinion will affect the general re sult. Nevertheless, I shall endeavor to perform my whole duty, and shall accent cheerfully all tho conse quences. Very respectfully, W. U. Saunders. •<iiu Fisk Head Bi ttfeé. the bullet saved him from the bank liUFr court. I New-York Corttispondeece Rochester Democrat.] Many thiugs are now brought out concerning Fisk which may surprise his admirers. One is the fact that at the time of his death he was run ning down in business habits, and that had he lived kB would soon have been ousted from his well feathered nest. Fisk was not a first class business man. His friends claimed this distinction for him as a compensation for his base habits, but it is now evident that he was vastly overrated. It may then be inquired how he could have obtained so important a position. The reply is, that he got into the confidence of Daniel Drew, who had an extensive inliiiciice in tile Erie road, and de sired the former to bo in its Service. In this manner Fisk was placed in a position which he improved to com mit the most reckless robbery. It is now said that Drew became disgust ed with risk's management, and had for three months planned his re moval, but was anticipated by the assassin. Fisk, at the time of bis death, was utterly insolvent. He had wasted a large part of his steal ings in dissipation of a costly char acter, and it is said Mrs. Mansfield had a powerful rival, whose estab lishment cost an enormous sum. It is supposed that Fisk spent from $3000 to $4000 per week. This rate is suggested by the fact that his pocket money, found on his person after his death, consisted of fifteen one hundred dollar bills. This was not business funds. Indeed, had it been such, it would have been de posited in bank. It was evidently his " loose change," to use a com mon term, and it is probable that it would have been all gone before Monday. Fisk was overrated prod igiously, because his bravado passed for courage and his impudence for enterprise. His history reminds us of " the ass in the lion's skin,' 1 and had he lived would soon have been torn away. Sudden death no doubt saved Fisk from becoming a street loafer. (itt££L£Y>S COlHlNCi. »jolly, have yon seen «le massa With a big smile on his face I e's packed his trunk, ami dey say lie's going For to leave de good old pine.. Fe heard de people call to him, Thiec million hearts like; DG .V say uext four years he'll be livin' Wiry down in Washington. Chorus— De massa will run, you bet, Just like a race-horse, O, O, darkies, now oui ^îiee ley's eünio, And the days of Jubilo. Now darkies, when Novembe* c'ômes We will ma'reh oil* to de pftlls, And as lie foftght tor us so hVns? We will woYk with heart! and soul, And when de) sun sets on d T af day We will gather every one And help de massa pack big'trunk To be President in Washington. Chorus— Massa Grant will run you bet, Just like a race-horse, O, O, darkies, now our Greeley's 6bwe, And tbe days of Jubllo. Better thain Gold. Good habits are better than gold. A wise business man will give a poor man having no bad habiis credit rather than a dissipated rich man.— The following illustrates this fact : Horace B. Claflin, a prominent member of the Baldheaded Club, is as quaint and humorous as he is keen-witted and rich. They tell the following good story about him. On the fifteenth of February, about 5 o'clock, Claflin was sitting alone in his private office, when a young man, pale and careworn, timidly knocked and entered, " Mr. Claflin," said he, " I am in need of help. I have been unable to meet certain payments, be cause certain parties have not done as they agreed by me, and would like to have $10,000. I come to _you because you were a friend to my fa ther, and might be a friend to me." " Come in," said Claflin, •' come in and have a glass of wine." " No," said the young man, " I don't drink.' " Have a cigar, then." " No, I nev er smoke." " Well," said the joker, " I would like to accommodate you, but don't think I can." " Very well," said the young man as he was about to leave the room, " I thought per haps you might. Good day, sir."— " Hold on," said Mr. Claflin 5 " you don't drink ?" " No." " Nor smoke ?" " No." " Nor gamble, nor anything of tho kind ?" " No, sir ; I am su perintendent of the Sunday school." " Well," said Claflin, with tears in his voice and eyes too, " you shall have it, and three time the amount if you wish. Your father let me have $2000 once, and asked me, the same qbestions. He trusted me, and I will trust you. No thanks —I owe it you for your father's trust." Teaching Birds to Sing Tunes. This is done in the town of Fuida, where they keep regular educational institutions for bullfinches. They place the young birds into classes of sii to ten each, and keep them in the dark, turning a little hand-orgrn for them when they are fed. Final ly, the birds commence to associate the music with tho feeding, and when hungry commence to sing a few notes of the tunes they hear daily. Those who do this are at once placed in a more cheerful room, when some light is admitted. This encourages them and makes them more lively. Then they like to sing, and are soon taught more. The most difficult part is the first start ing of the birds, some of which have to be kept a long while in tho dark, and on starvation rations, before their obstinacy is overcome. Iu or der to teach them several tunes, they receive (after being thus first taught in dusses) private instruction from the little boys of Fuida, each of whom has a few private pupils of this sort. Their education last nine months, and the birds sent into the world as accomplished performers. The prin cipal markets are London, Paris and New York. They are valued in Eu rope at $20 for every tuno they can sing, so one who can sing three tunes costs $60. In New York they bring even more than that. Isham Henderson, of Tho Louis ville Courier-Journal, got $50,000 with his bricie, a daughter of David F. Yandel, and is described as " fat, fifty, and immensely wealthy." The j happy couple loft at once for Europe. The New Postal Law in Foice —One Cent Postal Cards. The now postal bill, which became a law jr,st before the session closed, makes some changes in the existing , postal regulations, which are of gen eral interfefct. The most Ä11 portant is the authorization of one cent pos tal cards for correspondence or' for printed circulars, similar to' those which were introduced in Great Britain nearly two years ago, and are now in use in nearly all Europe an countries. The House provided in tho bill for cards, with' paper flap to cover and conceal the writing. The Sen ate changed this to an open card. In the conference committee the style of the card was loft to the dip creation of the Postmaster General, who prefers the open card, and will order that kind only to be manufac tured. The face of the card will bear a one-cent stamp, and will be provided with lines for the address, and the back will be ruled for tho letter. Tho price of the card and 3tamp will be only one cent. It will probably bo three or four weeks be fore they wifl be ready for sale, as the plates for printing have yot to be prepared. The postage on circulars, news papers and other transient printed matter, which, under the old law, was two cents for every four ounces or less, is now one cent for two ounces or less. Small circulars which forttterly cost two cents to mail, can now be sent for one cent— an important reduction te» business men who use the mails largely to advertise their business. The change is now in force, the law being imme diate in its effects. How is it that women mafi look so cool in warm weather ? A man will go flapping along with open vest, handkerchief in hand, hat on the back of his head, hugging a narrow strip of shade on the side walk with a dogged desperation, that projecting* - stoops, cellar doors and wheelbarrows Well-nigh heighten to insanity, and making a show of himself like a boiled carrot steaming from tho pot ; while a woman— a young woman—-will turn out in a Streaked dress, put on some kind of a lip-net around her waist, a little frilling, some blue ribbon and a lace collar, and sail along under a noon day sun, looking as cool and grace ful as a Norway pine on its native hills. Why is it? Beau Brummel had one friend who was a clergyman, and when the latter was a guest at his table he was accustomed to say grace—a for mula generally dispensed with 011 other occasions. " You may always know whether we are going to have champagne," said Brummel, " by tho way in which Plymby asks the bless ing. If he sees only common glasses, betokening claret and sherry, he will content himself with ' For what we are abont to receive,' etc.; but if his sight is gladdened by the tall glasses tbat promise sparkling wine he will shut hia eyes, and commence with ' Bountiful Jehovah.'" The great miracle of Saratoga, which is so little appreciated by the crowds of fashionable tourists who flock hither—tbe flowing of so many springs of so different a character iu so small an area—is constantly in creasing in wonder mid in inexpliea bility. There are more springs at Saratoga to-day than there ever were before, and it seems quite with in the power of man to iucrease that number indefinitely. The latest snake story is to the effect that lately in Crawford Co., Ind., a viper attempted to swallow a black snake larger than himself and was choked iu the operation.