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•<? £ THE % PUBLISHED BY gjiNCOCK, GRAHAM & REILLY ■Volume 17. ■F DEVOTED TO NEWS, POLITICS AND GENERAL PROGRESS—-INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. AMERICUS, GEORGIA, nmiDA-Y, DECEMBER 2. 1870. : :.. ^ -- • FT TERMS: Tt\ree Dollars a Year, PAYABLE IX ADVANCE. ( Number 41. r ' f»-s Ian"* " f!M Minion tjpe, *»iW * ^'.rtisementB not rontncted f< “'.riTil-nientu^ not specifying tho length of ts to occupy fixed places will be ent. above regular rates, al column inserted fur twenty fur leave to sell real estate,.. Professional Cards. FRANK f- 1ICUKK. HAWKINS & BURKE. ttornoy® lift’ - ®' Americas, Georgia. i- ; »- Jno. D. CARTER, v 0 H 5f K T &‘.T J/AW, Americus. Georgia. .. .. in tinoricus Hole! bnilding, corner of r am!»lollegi- alroetn. may 18 tf. FORT & HOLLIS. rfTttHKXYS AT LAW, An-1 Solicitors of Patents. Aim-rifus, Georgia. ..... n,, rum over tt. T.liyrd’s store. april 29 tf_ 0. T. GOODE, At torney at Law AMERICUS, GEORGIA. Utiicc over W. T. Davenport’s Drugstore. SAM. LUMPKIN, attorney at law, Georgia. tot ice in all the courts of 8. W. Ga. bv |>oniiiM*ioi), to Dr. Wm. A. Greene. With M. Callaway, Esq., in the Court- JuugO, 1870. -ly JACK BROWN, A ttornoy at Xsaw, AMERICUS, GA. Office iu Court Houee with Judge HUu- feblC tf. N. A. SMITH, toi-xxoy at Xj aw, L practice in the Courts of Sumter and djoining Counties, and in Circuit Court of ("•fficc on College street, noxt to Repnbli- ice. _ feb 25 tf. J. A. ANSLEY,' Attorney-atLaw Amorlct of Southwestern es Courts at Sa- givhn to collection of -.tlic Mile ami pvrebase of lands and tb HAWKINS & GUERRY, Attorneys-at-Law, Li i-mtinue to practice in ! enmities, and in United ih. 1’articular atten- Oflice—corner College ' the public, and adjoin- Circuit and r (iranlierry A t A Li. BROWN, ATTOKNEY AT LAW', r * cu S Georgia. nriLLgive prompt attention to all business « enUnsteii to bis care. ndv2G_tf_ George W. Wooten, ATTOltNEY-AT-LAW, Amorlcus, - - - Ga. -V- 111 tile Court House. Janl3tf GEORGE W. KIMBROUGH, attorney at law, ral Agent for the sale and purchase • e. lain! in Southwest Georgia. Iuvestigat- «- "trietly adhered to. Will faithfully at- DR. WILLIAM A. GREENE," AUKBICUS, GEORGIA. C'NTlNl Us to serve liis friends of Americas *“i * u . rr<,u,,, fing country in all the depart- Dr. jF b? HINKlll!' 17 nrulLD ugain tender his services (in all the 1.'/™^“*. of Uio Profession) to the good 1 Sumter counts, and so- of the liberal patrona wial* tuT U *'° 11 - * l ‘ m - uanen, at the />rug Storeo? Thr! E. ‘“•“‘deuce fronting that of Iter. J. June 8 tf Dr- S. B. HAWKINS. IT 0FF,CE “ Drug Store. ^»idence u * ■^•"“‘■nuerthe .wtetf cou,ltr y e e “«rally. medical cardT ^omoval. D\»US E. SMITH would inform hie Hie public generally, that he r t iw ^ " a next door to Westlieim- ullw* * ,0 r*. over Mr. SeweU’a Hameee cs- •Lie«ii »i* w|l<- re he will be found at all times, oa profesaional duty. He solicits i. bin, 11 ■ thc ‘dieted generally to call ,u *■“* J . «. CALLAWAY & CO.. millers, 10R r oaines, w Georgia. Presh Flour ground at their SackJ *’ * nd P* cked °P 50 and 100 Dissolution. * tte A W’ WASHBURN A CO., is tir, rttSS. Ve<l ^ coMcnt. IL K. Wash- buoineas and solicit : *Wi. We i,»,. tx ' lton . fledging prompt atten- 1 iHL^k. ADAMS k BBO. • s *'»iinah i Ga,, Not. 1,1870. *nJtrl0W mviva NOTICE. ** out ***y of Juno last, sold IJ Kr. 8 m p 1 n P* fttroitore business bV heretofore «asSS*wapas fessstSMsss I stood and watched my ships go out, Each, one by oue, unmooring free, That time tliejpiiet harbor filled, What flood tide from the sea. Tlic first tbat'Sailcd, her name was Joy, She spread a smoo h, white, shining sail, And cant ward drove with bending epars Before the sighing ga!?*. Another sailed, her name was Hope, No cargo in her bold nhe boro; Thinking to find iu western lauds Of our merchandise a store, he uext that sailed, her name was Love, She showed a red flag at her mast, A flag as red as blood she showed, ■ And she sped south nght fast, ilie last that sailed, her name was Faith, Slowly she took her passage forili, Tucked and lay too ; *t last slie steered A straight course for the north. My gallant ships they sailed away. Over the shimmering Sommer sea; Iwtoodatwatchftmnniyadiy—- ———— • ' o came back to me. For Joy was caught by Pirate l’aiu ; Uoj>e ran upou a hidden reef, And Love took fire and foundered hud, Iu whelming seas of grief. Faith cauic at last, atonu-beat and torn. She recompensed me all my loss ; Dr, as a cargo safe she brought, A crown linked to a Cross. (From the New York Herald.] Howie-Knife Duel on Horseback. Lowell, Kansas, November 12.—Dr. V. C. Lawrence, of Vacnna, Colorado recently of Philadelphia, has jnst arrived hero and furnishes me the following de tails of one of those bloody tragedies en acted nowhereelse than on the borders: On Tuesday (election day) Joo aud Charley Bigger (brothers,) Gus Norton and Tom Jackson, who had been driving herd of cattle into Missouri, passed through hero on their return home, in Northern Texas. The men were all young, well mounted and armed, and each possessed of considerable money, the proceeds of the sale of their cattle. They stopped some two hours in this place and I had a long conversation with them. On Wednesday afternoon they camped on the banks of a small stream in the Indian Territory, about forty miles from here, and after taking out their horses while cooking their supper, sat down to a game of cards. They had hardly commenced their g&me when Or- Watrous (known as Cock-eyed Wat), The Allison, and Dick Bradford, noted New Orleans gamblers, rode into camp. These gamblers were on u professional tour from Fort Scott, and were bound for Buxton Springs and Kansas City. The new comers were gladly welcomed and invited to camp with the herders, which invitation was quickly accepted. The sun being some two hours high it os suggested that there was plenty of time to have a sociable game or two of poker before supper, aud accordingly Watrons, Bradford, Joe Bigger, and Jackson took a lmnd. At first Bigger and Jackson won. but luck soon turned, and Watrous and Bradford were in’a fair way Of cleaning-out the others, when Bigger detected Watrons cheating. A ce ensued'; blows were inter changed and weapons drawn by both parties, when it was proposed, in order to secure fair play, that Bigger and Wa trous should fight it out on horseback, their weapons being bowie knives. This was at once agreed to, and the men pre pared for the bloody fray. They wero divested Of their coats aud shirts, and their knives were bound to their right hands. They wore then placed sixty yards apart, with orders to ride at each other with full speed, passing on the left side. Both were splendid horsemen. Bigger was mounted on a clean-limbed, fiery pony, a little over fourteen bauds high, while Watrons rode a large “watch eyed,” vicious roau. At the word “go” the combatants spur red towards each other like the wind, but passed without inflicting any injury. A second and a third joust was wheu Watrons’ horse received a slight the flank. On the fourth round Bigger, as he passed Watrons, threw himself on the off side of his pony, to expose no portion of his person, and drove his knife deep into the neck of his adversary’s steed. Watrons, divining the manoeuvre, wheeled as the blow struck, and attempted to hamstring Bigger’s pony, but succeeded only in dieting a severe wound. This style of fighting was then abandoned, and both men and horses appeared to become in- furated at the sight of blood. As they neared each other the fifth time. Bigger suddenly struck Watrons with his left fist in the face, at the same moment cut ting a fearful gash in his thigh : but be fore be could get away Watrous succeed ed in driving his knife into Bigger’s shoulder. The comliatants and horses were becoming weak from loss of blood, when Watrous determined, if possible, to end the conflict by riding down his adversary, which he thought the superior weigh! of his horse would enable him to do. Accordingly, on the sixth round, he made directly upon Bigger’s pony, and Bigger, iu attempting to avoid the collision, was severely cut in the arm and lace. The pony, however, was game, and although very lame, seized the roan by the cheek, lacerating it in a fearful manner. At the seventh encounter the horses come together with a fearful shock, the pony being thrown, falling upon his ri der, but both immediately regained themselves. Watrons* horse waa fast bleeding to deatfi from the stab in the neck, and Watrous himself could scarce keep his seat from the wound in the thigh- Bigger succeeded in again stick ing Watrous in the thigh, and was struck in return ib the side. Several blows were interchanged and evaded, or fell only upon the hones. The fight had now lasted more than half an hour, wheu Dr. Lawrence rode up in time to witness the final round. As they came together Watrons endeav ored to rise in his stirrups and to throw himself npon Bigger, but neither horse could stand the encounter, and both felL Bigger was streaming with gore from the cuts in the face, back, and arms, vas able to extricate himself, and rushed upou Watrous, who could not rise on account of the woands in his thigh. Bigger threw himself upon Wa trons with the fury of a fiend, and al most in a moment his knife had reached the unfortunate gambler’s heart, and Bradford, seeing the fate of his friend, raised his pistol, fired, and Bigger fell dead across the corpse of Watrous. A free fight at once ensued, Charley Bigger, Norton and Jackson firing upon Bradford and Allison. Bradford was killed in the melee, and Charley Bigger and Jackson severely wounded. The wounded were taken to a cabin about half- a mile Irom the battle-field, and ^ c r and shot the-old man four times, their wounds dressed by Dr. Lawrence, who pronounces them in u fair way of recovery. A GAY DECEIVEU. UIS THUNK. Don Plat, in a Chicago letter to the Cincinnati Commercial, writes : Do you see the broad-shouldered i, with black, mutton-chop whiskers, with a face that would be handsome but for its assurance ?” “Cerlainly.” “Well, he is framed for his affairs with women. It seems to be his profession, for he is continually the hero of some noted adventure. What bothers one is, why he should be so successful. A fel low asked him ouce, and he said the se cret was to be found in the fact that he lived in a first-class hotel and carried f side-saddle in his trunk.” What in the old scratch has a side saddle to do with it ‘Well, I don’t know. But the gay Lothario is a graceful horseman, and a few fast women about first-class hotels can resist a ride on horseback.” Well, that is the oddest view of fe male human nature I ever encountered. I have known women rained through fine clothes, and blasted by diamonds, but a side-saddle is a new fact and a new feature.” 'Certainly, and therefore to be enter tained. The chap who drew out the se cret gave him sorno other talk of this female killer. He said that in every first- class hotel were certain fast females ad- jdicted to gay apparel and the public piano. Ho said that fellow who noted for his success could win his way through a few songs and complete his triumph through a ride oa horseback. “How disgusting.” “Very ; don’t yon wisli you had a good tenor voioe and a side-saddle ?” Not if the conrt knows herself. There is nothing so beastly disgusting as a pro fessional deceiver. One may have through accident this little affair, and ro mantic secrecy gilds the sin. But to go prowling about with a tenor voice like a tomcat in a gutter, is vile.” Korrect.” A Dreadful Story. EFFECTS OF LIQUOR. •. Louis, November 21.—A most hor rible murder of a whole family, number ing five persons, was committed near Potosi, on the Iron Monntaiu railroad, Washington county, Mo., last Satur day. The particulars, as related by special dispatches to the papers here* follows: John Armstrong and Charles Jolly, miners working in the neighborhood, went to Potosi on Satni> day to sell their material. They drank freely in town and while returning home called at the cabin of David Lapere, a French creole residing a mile and a half north of Potosi. While there a difficulty arose between Arm strong and Jolly and a sister of Mrs. Lapere. Mr. Lapere interfered to quiet the disturbance when Jolly drew a revol- killing him instantly. Jolly then turned npon Mrs. Lapere, who had endeavored to prevent the killing of her husband, knocked her down with his fist and then shot and killed her. Armstrong in the meantime luul pro- cared an -axe with which he knocked down Mrs. Laperer’s sister and then pletely severed the heads from their bodies. Tho two children were also murdered. The men then fired the cabin and burned it to the ground with the bodies of thebntcheied people in it The murderers then fled and have not yet been captured, but the officers and a large posso of citizens are in pursuit and their arrest is regarded as certain. George D. Cary, .sentenced to bo lmng but now to go to State prison for life, writes to his mother from Syracuse.- '•Dear Mother, I have good ne.ws this morning. Mother, I am going to State prison for life ! Oh, ain’t I glad of this! I know it is a hard word to say—I’m glad to go to State prison for life. Bnt think of the gallows two weeks from to-day! Oh, mother, God lias done this for me. I asked Him to spare me another year, and Ho has ! Mother when you get in trouble, ask God to help you, aud He will, as He did me. Oh, how can I thank Him for that! His loving kindness, oh, how good ! Mother, when I am in State prison, yon will come sometime to see me—won’t you mother.” Mother don’t forget God, thank him for what he has done for me. I shall not forget Him He is my friend forever—in this world and the uext. Mother God lias saved your son from the gallows ! I may never see you again after I leave this place. If not we may meet in heaven. Jesus said He would go and prepare a place for us, and then He would come for us. You will find it in the 14th chapter of St John, the third verse. Mother, I want yoa all to seek for it now—so He can have it ready. I hod rather be here as I now feel than to be oat and have all my sins upon me, os they were when I came home last spring. Mother, Jesus says 'Come and follow me, and I will save you.’ I look up and say, ‘Blessed Jesus. Then Ho smiles on me. Oh. mother, yon don't know how happy I am! It t because I am going to State prison —it is because God is with me, and Jesus, my dear Savior 1 Good-by, my dear mother. Yoar affectionate son. George D. Cart. The Lesson of Life. When everything is counted, it will be found that the sum total of our lives resolves itself into but two things—antic ipation and memory. Tho pleasures and miseries of the moment are ephem eral, and only to bo taken note of iu they have been looked forward to, or m they leave their record iu the past. In youth, life is richest iu anticipation ; but as years roll on, the mind acquires the habit of looking backward, and when old age has come, there is nothing left this side of the grave. Fortunate that man who, iu the midst of the cai and turmoils of a busy nnd often unsatis factory life, has a happy childhood to look back npon—a picture gallery of lov ing faces that once formed a home circle, a record of sunny years, which includes gentle tones, kind actions, cheerful roundings, smiling skies, twittering birds, blooming flowers and innocent amusement. Whoever robs a child of these, robs liim of more than he can return to him in any other shape. A close, hard, narrow life, lived in child hood, not only dwarfs the future mau’i whole moral and affectionate nature, bnt leaves him no blessed store of memories to fall bock npon when the present unsatisfying. Make your little children happy. Provide for him what enjoy ments yea can, be they great or small, and begrudge no money that yon can spare iu securing him these. In doiug this, you are not only giving him pres ent pleasure, which is a great deal, i youth, impressions ore stronger and i readily received, and the capacity for enjoyment consequently greater; but yon are really laying up a store of bap. { >iness for him in memories which shalj ast him all his life. Let the atmos phere which surrounds your childreu be so impregnated with affection that they shall breathe it iu, as it were, at every inspiration,’ aud their hearts will grow larger and their blood run clearer and purer for it. Let your own lives, moth ers and fathers, be so upright and pure that when yon have passed away, your memories shall be enshrined in their hearts, and a halo will surround them like the aureole of a saiut. Sitting, my friend, by the evening fireside; sitting your easy chair at rest, and looking at the warm light on the rosy face of y little boy or girl sitting on tho mg be fore you, do you ever wonder what, kiud of remembrance those little oues will have of you, if God spares them to grow old V Look iuto the years to come; think of that smooth face lined and rough- enea ; that curly hair gray, grown care worn and sad, and you long to be in yi grave. Of course your son will not hi forgotten yon; ho will sometimes think and speak of his father who is gone. What kind remembrance will he have of you ? Two deaths by prairie fires curred near Pomeray, Iowa, on Satarday week. The fire approached the residence of & Mr. Snyder, who was absent at a neighbor’s at the time. Appearanoes dicate that Mrs. S. must have gone to the stable to release the hones, taking her child, which she placed on a wagon for safety. The wagon doubtless was en veloped in flames before the horses wero released, and the poor woman flew to the rescue of her child, only to be suffocated miJ perish with it. iu the devouring ele ment S&'Sojouxnkj^ Truth, addresses the women to this effect: “I’m awful hard dress, you know.’ Women you for get that you 4*8 the mothen of creation ; you forget yonr sons were cut off like grass by the war, and the land was ered with their blood ; you rig yourselves up in panniers and Greciou bend-backs and flummeries ; yes, nnd mothers and gray-haired grandmothers wear high- heeled shoes and humps on their heads, and put them on their babies, and stuff them out so that they keel over when the wind blows. O, mothers I’m asham ed of ye! What will such lives as you live do for humanity ? When I saw them women on the stage at the Women’s Suf frage Convention, the other day, thought, what kind of reformers be you, with goose-wings on your heads, as if you were going to fly, and dressed such ridiculous fushion, talking about reform and women’s rights ? 'Pears to me you had better reform yourselves first But Sojourner is an old body, and will soon get out of this world into another, and wonts to say when she gets there; ‘Lord, I have, done my duty ; I have told the whole truth and kept noth ing back.” IgU The medical school at Iowa City has a dog with a siphon pipe let into his stomach. By its aid gastrict juice can be obtained for experiments and other cu rious physical phenomena be shown, such as opening the end and allowing the dog to drink, which as the fluid runs out as fast as jt is token jn, he will do till be lies down exhausted.. The canine lain good health. In a sketch of the condition of the workingmen of Paris, written be fore tho war, a writer in Chambers’ Jour nal says: “The Paris workman has no- grandchildren—hard work, eaieless liv ing and drunkenness combined, not only destroy the man, but his children are weak and unable to battle with the stern necesities of life ; they die out early for want of stamina, leaving in their turn offspring who never reach maturity. In fact, were it not for the constant influx from the provinces, the Parisian artisan would soon be extinct. $pite of all the government has done for him, the Paris workman is ever discontented, and ready laways to cry; “Anything for a change'l’ THE HAREM AND SAT.AMI.rg. A Jewish. Wedding in Constantinople The Harsh and Sin.iiir.tg—.Runur, Dresses—Turkish Salutation—Wed-. ding Ceremony, etc. The bridegroom was a boy of eigh teen, who had already divorced a former wife; the bride, a smart looking girl of sixteen. At about 11 A M., .guests and visitors commenced to arrive at the bride’s house, where the wedding was to be celebrated. These visitors were re ceived in two different saloons. In the first, the bride and relatives .received’ their lady-visitors; in the other, the bridegroom and his friends received the male guests. This separation of tho sex es at a feast is also derived from the Turks aud Arabs, as your readers certain ly will know that tho Turkish houses are always divided into two distinct habi tations, one adled the Salnmlik, where the men reside and receive their male visitors and the other the Harem, or Horemlik (from the Hebrew and Arab root, meaning tf/ru&c/, separated; and not accursed, as' some English translators er roneously make it,) where the mistress or mistresses of the house with their female attendants reside, and there they receive their lady-Visitors. Tho rich have their enuchs to guard their wives in that port of tho building. No other man ever enters there. The of the house, if above thirteen years cannot come there ns long as the other wives of their father reside there. The husband equally may not enter his wives’ room when a pair of yellow slippers out side the door indicates the presence of a strango woman. Through these rigorous customs neither Christians nor Jews are permitted to reside in the regular Tur kish quarters, as it is not expected that they would turn their heads another way if, by chance, they should meet the un veiled face of one of their Turkish wives, as the conscientious Turk would invaria bly do. It is strange that the Jews slionld have adopted this unsociable custom of sepora tion, which they practice, not only in their joys, but also in their sorrows. When in the week of monrning for one of their relatives they receive, sitting on the ground, visits of condolence, the sex es are then also separated, although de licacies are freely handed arouud in the shape of mocha coffee and cigarettes, which in itself would look strange nnd irreconcilable with our Western Jewish notions of mourning visits. To return to onr wedding; I said that a stream of visitors, in their ample Tur kish robes, came in, or rather jumped in, as it is Turkish custom that a visitor, when once admitted within the door cur tain, by the servant outside, without further ceremony, saluting or noticing anybody, he enters the room, and jumps it once on the immenso long sofa ; then, ipreoding himself out iu a cvossed-legged sitting posture, lie makes his salum, or salutation, to the master of the house ; next, he repeats the same to every one separately ii. his turn, who are all obliged to return this salutation, so tliat, with a goodly number of visitors, it is a rather ludicrous scene to see all this mimickiug and waving of hands going on for some minutes, and to be repeated as each fresh visitor enters. It is notable that the Turks have a more rational way of greeting than do. Our way is certainly au unmeaning fashion, to show our curls or bare cra- uiums to our friends. The Turk and Arab, on the contrary, never nncover their heads, not even for the Sultan. Iu fact, there is nothing more insulting than when a Turk in his anger bares his head, and throws his turban or fez to the ground. They salute generally by mov ing their right hand to their heart; then they touch their forehead, and after ward their lips, indicating therewith that their hearts aud bruins are cheerfully at your service. At about one o’clock, when all the in vited have arrived, including the Cliadutm and liis s ribe, sweet preserves in crystal vases are handed round. However, be fore touching them with yonr lips, good breeding requires that you should salute again with the usual salum, the first, the Chacham, and tho principal dignitaries.— Previous to the ceremony, the afternoon prayers (mincha) are read ; then the young bridegroom, dressed in a sky-blue colored caftan or robe, is led by his father and uear relatives from the sofa to the centre of the room. The- bride, dressed iu some bright-colored silks, (more or less of European cut, as the Jewesses have not adopted the Turkish female dress,) wears over her head a col ored gauze covering, with a profusion of gold tinsel hanging down in long stream ers from head to foot, covering almost entirely her blushing face. Then fol lows the most imposing part, when the bride from the ladies’ assembly room is led by her mother and friends to the bridegroom. She walks so slowly, and moves her bridal feet so imperceptibly, that frequently the distance of five or six yards takes fully fifteen minntes, and it is considered a smartness nnd a proof of good breeding that the bride should keep the bridegroom aud guest in long suspense, during which a deadly silence prevails. The meaning of this slow pac ing is, that the bride expresses that she quits her parents with great relnctance, hesitation and pain, that she is very slow in quitting her paternal roof for that of her husband. When at last, standing by the ride of the bridegroom, the usual wedding rites, as putting on the golden ring, the blessing over the wine, and the breaking of the wine cup, ai-e performed as by the Western Jews. Your readers are aware that the latter ceremony meaus that just as the scattered fragments of th£* broken glass could not again be joined together in the same way, so man and wife cannot be divided as under daring their Hfe. At last the marriage contract in He brew is read by the scribe. This docu ment on parchment is merely formal, as the oontents and notions are invariably the same for rich and poor, only the Turkish Jews have it printed in a large size, and it is ornamented with enormous patches of gold-leaf, not unlike an orna mented Dutch ginger-bread. Next bride groom and bride descend to the entrance of the house, followed by all the guests, when a flat tray or basket with three*live fishes, ornamented with colored ribbons, are presented to them; they lift bp this tray above their heads three times, where after these fishes are given to the poor. This ceremony indicates iu a symbolic way the text, “ They will multiply like the fishes.” This is equivalent to the ceremony performed in Holland and parts of Germany, called the Maan, in which the Rabbi before the canopy throws two or three handfuls of wheat toward the bridal pair, expressing there by that they shall mnltiply like wheat thrown on a field. This concludes the ceremony, end those specially invited re assemble again in the evening to a -fes tive dinner, which if repeated for seven days with more or lees splendor according to the means of the pgrtief.—The Jewish The State of Dade—Ah TJntemfied Candidate on the Stomp. A gentleman from Urn State of Dade called npon us yesterday, and handed us the following, which Lc assured us was an almost verbatim reimrt of a speech delivered by acandi.'n'.j for Representa tive at Trenton on tt> 24th of Septem ber, 1870: Feller-Citizens : I A G., the Snnny South the world ©ye.. I was born in old Buncoinb" county, North Carolina. I have been in Dade, feller-citizens, thir teen years, and this is the first time I have ashed for au offk*e. I am, for secession. I am in favor of seceding Dade 'from the balance of the world, and making au independent nation of her. We have natural boundaries. There is the Lookont Mountain ou the east, llac- ooon Mountain on tho west, and old Bob Parish’s hog lot on the north, and—well, I’ll be d -d if I know what is on the south, unless it is Bob TatumV Sulphur Spring Branch. Dade has a population to twenty-five million, if you will add four of them round 0’s, and that is easy . , . . _ . dono for- they are aboafc tho shape ol tile *8““ t0 and aa The Adiulultratloa te Bach Down on the Tariff and Fall Back on the Deinocrmie Platform. Grant is evidently scenting danger from afar, says the Savannah Republican. The recent elections in the West have startled him from his close adhesion to New England Radical measures, and, if a member of his cabinet is to be believed, decided him to repudiate the Radical ta riff and internal taxation, and call upon the party to do the same—in other words to put the party on the Democratic plat form. The fright at Washington ■ must be great indeed if the administration is to retain power, by repudiating Radical principles and turning Democratic. Strange it never paid that compliment to Democracy until it found itself in dan ger ! But death-bed repentances are du bious things at best. Those who make them, under a belief that they are extremes, generally become bad sinners ring in my ox-yoke, feller-citizens. Jnst look at the resources of Dade: we have minerals of all kinds, railroads, mills and cotton gins. There is Joab McCullnm, who owns a mine that contains gold,- silver, copper, iron, tin, zinc, stone coal, candle coal, and the devil knows what else, all in the same time. There is tho Cherokee Iron Works, under tho management of • that d d old carpet-bagger McClain, that has not sense enough to' manage the running- gear of a duck’s nest; then there is Stan ton’s A. & C. R. R., that will give you a free pass to the lower end of the road to get to charge you tbreo prices to bring you back. Look at our mills gentlemen—there is Cureton’s mill, Sitton’s mill, Wilkinson's mill, Hook’s mill and Mitch Pope’s d—d old cotton gin. Feller-citizens, look at onr cities: there is Morganviile, with nothing but the ville, for Morgan lives a mile off; then there’s Trenton, the home of one of my oppo nents, Dick Graham. I understand, gen tlemen, that Dick Graham says I am bald-headed. Dick had better be a little careful abort saying to me, go up thou good bald head, for there is she Bears and he Bears, too, in the mountains of Dade, but the Bear that eats Dick will havo a digestive organ of forty.horse power, if it digests him, head, hair and all. Then there is Rising Fawn, the home of another of my opponents, little fistey Lee Tidwell, who is looking around just like any other tlste among big dogs. Feller-citizens, I have uoticed all my opponents as I passed along, except Mor gan. I have only this to say, gentlmen; the Bible commands ns to multiply and replenish tho earth, and Morgan has been married forty years, and there is none bnt him nnd his wife yet I don’t think it is right, gentlemen, to elect a man that has uever helped to increase the number of his country’s defenders. .Feller-citizens, I will continue my speech at the next appointment. I thunk you for yonr attention. Yon will now adjourn to tho grocery.—Chattanooga Excitement at West Point—The Cadets Indignant at the Order Relieving Their Colored Hrotli er in Arms from Arrest. West Point, Nov. 16, 1870.—The greatest excitement that has relieved the usual moutony of military routine at this post since the battle with dipper weapons between Cadet J. W. Wilson aud (col) Cadet J. W. Smith occurred to-day at the reception of the news of the War De partmeut’s action concerning the ver dict of the recently-convened general court-martial. Had the accused been sentenced t-o be led out aud shot, public astonishment could scarcely liave been greater. The general expectation was that if Smith escaped dismissal, he would not fail to be severely repreman- ded. But simply relieving him from arrest, under circumstances where a severe punishment has been awarded, is a result almost incredible. Military law, and especeially the Milita ry Academy rules, strictly suppress nil formed opinions -and feelings upon the subject But neither officers nor cadets can conceal their feeling, which are well known to be quiet unanimous. The ca dets do not have such class meetings os are in vogue in civil colleges. But they will and do talk. _ They are indignant and disappointed. Not that they desire to injure the accused any more that ho is already in their estimation, nor to glory in his punishment, because his long- protracted arrest was severe enough.-r- But they assert that his prevarications and inconsistencies have condemned his cadet honor; that, black or white as he may be, while iu a cadet uniform he is identified with the edrps and institution that the most henious military crime of falsehood lias not been cleared from him; that he is released from all penalty for the past, and in a degree promoted to the rank o! a martyr to color and raoe before his sympathizers in the nation at large. Every one in the vicinity of the court martial was convinced that, with the single exception of Gen. Howard, the court intended to place a penalty e^ual to the gravity of the offence against Smith’s name. The cadets feel that Smith has not been justified and they as body have been wronged. The senti ment against Smith is more unanimously bitter and intense than ever. The pre viously adopted resolution to taboo any in. the corps who affiliate in any wav with Smith will be more rigidly observed. SlibiiId another oollision occur, it is plain that the result would be more serious than before. Had he been reprimanded and his action declared guilty, the feel ing of prejudice would be greatly modi fied. But os it is there chagrin is too great for words to express. With one or two exceptions the officers, although they dare not pnblicly say so, share the same feeling.—N. Y. Heraltl. The refined two ‘‘Barrett’s." An Illustrious Exampl b.—It ia not often we bear of an instance of self-sacri fice that equals the following: Miss, Nora Mitchell, of Taylor county, daughter of CoL Wm. Mitchell, a "large planter has conducted a school tins year of about 30 students, the proceeds of which she has appropriated entirely to the rebuilding of a Baptist church. In addition to her weekly exercises she con ducts a.lkrge Sabbath school where all the children of the neighborhood are seen gathered Sabbath mornings. Reg ularly every month, we learn, Miss. Mitchell furnishes -each of her Sunday school pupils a copy of Burke’s •* Little Soldier,” free of charge. God bless her noble efforts in be'half of the church and eligion.—TbOaftn Standard. Y&.' A town in the interior of New York is very “proud of the honor of having a nine-year-old burglar.*’ Grant and liis'party may turiTdladioai again after the elections, the people are likely to trust those who have been faith ful all along. This stealing of Democrat ic livery by Grant and the Radicals is both base and' cowardly, and the party that has always worn it and consistently, is far more likely to command the popu lar confidence and support. Mr. Postmaster Cresswell has just been “interviewed” ou the political situation by a Washington correspondent, and the coolness with which he lays down Demo cratic measures for the future, and char acterizes them as “the mission of the ad ministration,” is decidedly refreshing. His regret for the los3 of ScUenck, the great high-tariff apostle of the House, stands in strange contrasts with his views of that so called “mission.” We give an extract from the conversation, which will be read with interest as developing the desperation and future expedients of the administration. ‘Yes, sir,” he (Mr. Cresswell) answer ed. “We liave great reason to regret the defeat of General Schenck. His loss was undoubtedly the greatest of the canvass. The administration will cettainly miss bis power in the House. Looking to the future, he added, “we have no rea son for uneasiness. We have only to continue the development of onr policy to win in the next election. In other words, we must keep our finances firmly in hand, continue to reduce our public debt, which is the most effective way to maintain the national credit, and at the same time relieve our people as much as possible from taxation. To do all this we are requested to maintain a sufficient tariff for revenue, but we must take from the tariff list such articles as sugar, oof- fee, and tea. and rely on luxuries alone for income. We must also relieve our people from internal taxation, because it is the most odious form of collecting rev enue. The law which says to a man, we assess you so much, nnd if you do not pay it we will seize and sell your property is simply oppressive. For that reason, if not for the protection of our home in dustries, we must keep up at least a reve nue tariff. When the people see and un derstand these acts, they will appreciate the mission of the administration.” The Blodcett Perjury Case.—It ii due to truth to correct our report of this yesterday’s Republican, and to amend a notice of the same which ap peared in this column in the absence of the editor. From tho two statements would conclude that Blodgett duly tried on the merits of the charge and triumphantly acquitted. Such very far from being the case The trial took place, and the accused was acquitted but not on a hearing of the evidence. The latter was rnled out on a legal tech nicality very properly perhaps, and a ver dict of acquittal rendered simply because proofs; once Inown to e.cist, were not forthcoming. The original oath npon which perjury was charged and a true bill found by a grand jury composed exclusively of Union men, was sent to Washington some months ago and there, among the committees of Congress, acci dentally or intentionally, lost On the trial Monday the United States Attorney proposed to substitute an exact copy of the oath duly verified, which the court would not allow except it should be veri fied by the officer before whom it was taken. That officer, Ordinary Roatlie, of Augusta, being dead, this condition could not be complied with, and, as a consequenco, in absence of legal proof, tho juty were instructed to bring verdict of acquittal, which they did with out leaving the box. There was no trial the merits; they wero rated out for want of legal form and the accused set free. Such are the facts, and perhaps it were as well that the case went off in that way. Nobody has ever donbted Blod gett’s guilt, and nobody ever believed that he would be punished; therefore the sooner such a case is got off the dock et the better. Since the foregoing was pat in type, we find- in the Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel the following account of a trick practiced, in that city in order to ; prevent the attendance of witnesses for theproee- cution : On last Saturday, the Commissioner issnod subpoenas to the witnesses living in this city, commanding their presence in Savannah on Monday (yesterday) mor ning. Had these subpoenas been deliver ed on the day npon which they were issued, or even on Saturday, the witnes ses would have reached Savannah in time. But, either through the gross negligence of the depnty marshal, or be cause engaged in a conspiracy to shield a notorious criminal from justice, they wero not delivered until ten o’clock, ana after that hour, yesterday morning, when it was too fate for them to leave the city. This is no nunor which we pnbUsh, bnt a fact, which can be proved by the wit nesses themselves, Gan, or wifi Depnty Marshal Porter, explain his conduct ? This is the manner in which Blodgett ir- Tho fruit is known by its tree. Tho bad taste and indelicacy of killing the disturber of domestic peace is not so forcibly shown in any other way as by a survey of one character of the McFar lands and Sickles who resort to ib And the analogous female fashion of perforat ing a faithless lover is best shown by showing the sort of women who set .ib The fenialo person who shot a San Frau- > lawyer for effecting her “ruin" is shown to have been on iuveteraU subject of seduction and betrayal. Iu fact, she had been so oftcu and so per- anently “ betrayed” as to have become quite a picturesquo and moss-grown before her victim ever encountered It is to bo hoped that tho jurois who acquitted Mary Harris, and the other jurors who acquitted another vic tim of lieartlessncs8 in Pittsburg the other day, will have the grace to blush when they discover from tliis third story exactly what manner of women these ore. —World. Taxationon Bonds.-The United States Circuit Conrt at Springfield, Illinois, after full argument in tlic cose of the United States vs. John V. Bunn, and after having fully considered the case, which was reserved for. tho purpose of careful examination, havo, all the judges concurring, sustained the following rul ing of the Internal Revenue Bureau:-- Bonds issued by cities or towns to aid in the construction of railroads, and to purchase stock therein, are not consider- s issued by municipal officers in the exercise only of functions strictly belong ing to them ,in their ordinary govern mental and municipal capacity. They held lfable, therefore, to stamp tax at same rate ns promisory notes, being five cents for every hundred dollars part thereof. Tho coupons are a part of the bond, and do not require additional stamps. SQL. A Janesville paper says : “Ayonug lady was walking rapidly up Milwaukee street this forenoon,, with a spool of liuen thread in her pocket. In pulling her handkerchief hurriedly from the pocket, to mako use of it in flirting with tall gentleman across the street, a loose cud of the thread came with ib aud was caught on one of the splinters of a hitch- ing-post. The young lady sped rapinlj onward, happy in her innocent little flirtation, unconscious that tho spool iu her pocket Teas paying out thread a little less than ten rods a minute. She beat the time of the Great Eastern with the Atlantic cable. At the Jackson street crossing a horse became entangled in the thread, which roused the lady to a consciousness that something about her was unravelling. Tho unruly cord was quickly brokeu off close to the spool, and the victim of its unwindings got out of sight as rapidly us possible. It is supposed that she was trying to get tho tall gentleman ‘on tho string.” SQL Ida Lewis, tlio licroino of Lime Rock, who was married a few weeks ago, understand, received from the late Mr; Peabody the sum of $5,000. The money was placed in trust for tho benefit of the young lady, therefore Ida wa; not a dowerless bride. It is astonishing that woman of the light frame of the old lighthouse-keeper's daughter should to able to pull so strong an oar. She weighs lets thau oue. hundred pounds, but is lithe and sinewy. Her hands are largo, feet ditto, and what is not very pretty in a heroine! whoso name has been enshrined in song, she does not show much respect for Lindley Murray. But then she performed a gallant act, and tho people honor gallantry wherever they find it. By the way, Ida was a mother at. the time of her marriage—a mother and not a widow. A certain cap tain in tho navy was the lover , of the lighthouso-koeper’s daughter when he wore the uniform of a midshipman,— [Turf, Field and. Farm. Bar The discovery has recently been made that teeth may be extracted and then again replanted. It has been found that in cases of inflammation about the roots of a tooth, the latter may be taken ont, scraped, cleaned, reinserted and made to do dnty again. The method of . procedure is to remove the diseased tooth ; clean out its cavities, filling them up, after cleaning with carbolic acid, with cotton wool impregnated'with the same ; next to scrape the fangs, but pre serving the mucous membrane about tho neck, and after bathing in a solution of carbolic acid, return to its place. The London Lancet says, in speaking of the process: “Mr, Lyons carried this ont in fourteen cases for Boleman, with suc cess, in the case of bicuspids and molars no mechanical appliances being used to keep the teeth supported until they bad become firm.” bos been acquitted of 'the commission of a crime of the most intamous nature, and these are the means which liave been employedto secure that acquittal.—Sac. . <6^ A Ddtch Judge,-on conviction of a culprit Joe having four: wives, decided: Boot-Making Sewing Machine.—It is stated that a company, with a largo capital, has been established at .New Haven, Connecticut, for the manufacture of a new and ingenious boot-making sewing machine. The process of mak ing boots by this machine is described as follows: AlLwork is lasted before being placed in the machine; the lasts are next placed in position, and tlic inner sole, welt and upper leather are in a minute sewed together. The outer sole is then put on. The operation just docribed is repeated, and the .bottoming process is complete.; • James Russell, of Sutton, N . H. hah ed himself a few. days ago, leaving’tho following explanation:. “I came into Jhe world in 1800; have lived seventy years and seen the machine, but don’t understand it/ I cam© into the world by “He hash bunishment blenty; I life mit tho neck, andif they will accept me will go out by the neck." :$r