Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, November 21, 1867, Image 1

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VOL. 3.
AO. 33.
W E E K L Y ,
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All transient alyt?rtl-eiaenu mji
T. n JI lRtl'ETT,
Solicitor in Chancery.
Carpenter ard Joiner
WUI d work in h.' line with n eatness an dt-patc,
npun short nolle.
Dr. J- S. McADOW,
practice Physic. onVm hi professional erir-es
to bis old patrons and public generally. Farrrnlar
Attention paid to .li--at- of tbw fcYK. A core pnar
anteed in all carat. le cases. Charges mod-rate
same as one yeat ko. j 12 iu6
Physician and Surgeon,
T 'de' hi profof -ional services to the citiiens of
Cas county.
t17 Resilience In Frank Wbite'a h use, eornernf
Oak sa l .S;i!b .trt-eis: Office on Main stfect, oppo
it' Court House, I'l ittsmouth, Nebraska.
Platte Valley House
Ed. B. MunrHY, Proprietor.
Corner of JMiin and Fourth Streets,
IIaftmonir, .eb.
Thinus baring bro re flu.'.l and newly r
rnht i fi r fiit class accimuiuditionr. Board ' y
ia day or week. r.unZS
Te 1 r fa
And a general assortment ot s'-.o.Is usual J kept In a
nrM-tiajs country stole.
Atoca, Cas Co., - - Nkb.
.Tlaxwell & Chapman,
Solicitors in Chancery.
Office uer Eiack. BatUry k Co's Drug Store,
And Solicitors in Chancery,
atlod t- cutis, p rOBlST PORTM.
JaB'.'t wtf
ma l.i Street,
A food aaortnunt ot Vatclies Clou- (.old Pen
Jrwelry, Siler War", Fane -o- i Violir. and Vi
lla T: iuimings always en hand. A!ark coin
asiitedto his care w lit be warranted.
April 10. li'ii.
o. . iiu-tr.
Lata S'-p't fJiM Af nira.
Cll"l & ChlitTOV,
lAUornrya at Law
The anov r.tmfd Si-tlVmcti hare i.ciatK.i
hemselT- in buinc tbe pnipose or ro.-u.ut-lo(T
and c lleciinp all claims atainut ihe Onucral
Government, or ai(.tini-t any tri!r cf Indi am, and
re nreaare I to !! o e..-ut' such claims tithi-r bfore
ConnreM.or any of th'i Departure its of liovcrnnient
or before the Cou. t t.' C! Jims,
Ma. IafH mil lieToU- his personal avuiiiicn to
he hn:na!i st Washington.
!TS" o:r.o at 'etiraci;i C.ty, corner of .Main aa.l
Filiu s'-rrcla.
At IBB, a A.PBtSKMaJt.
DeaTers in ail kl:idi of Foroin and Dom tie
ist. Joseph
ec-23 ly
National Claim Agency.
Is prepared ti preset and prcccn;e clainis before
Con?res. Court of riairns and the Dcps .ro-nts. pa
tents, P-'nioDf, Boant es, and Bounty Lands se
eared. ETSCharjfe modcrat-.-, and in pr.inortion to
lee annum of the cufai. v. if. OOKUIXOTO V.
April 10. '65
Gineral Life, Accident, Fire, Inland and j whites, of good standing in the commu--w-m...
- - T,-,TmiD'lV' but of little parliamentary expe-
lNSUHAi CB AGENT j riDC6i C0Cjlilule te raicori!y i
E, "The negroes Lave possession of the
ct-oat. ft. b,i, .,:,, ru fr;5bd7,-j Stale of Virginia. They wi!l give us
TIIU KLtCTIO.V i. vuua.M i.
The people of Virginia, with those
of all ihe States lately in revolt, were
authorized ty the last Congress to fenn
j a Saie Constitution, organize a Gov
j eminent, and thereupon apply for re-
admission to Congress and restoration
to all the privileges cf Self Govt rn
intnt. Ihe details cf these important
movements were committed to the di
rection cf Major General Sthofield,
commander of the Militarv Ui-tnci.
j uuo was (ertaitily iu no sense inimical
l'j or disliked
by the Whites of that
lit. O . I C. I 1 il
w-re "I'P0'1. lgal voters regis-
".m! le,ed ln State districted, for the pro-
- S5.oo j posed Convention, aud the day of elcc
: be paid It in :
I lion appointed. Congress his had
- to Jo with the detail, cf the
business. The registries, when coin-
pieied, snowed a white majority ot
20,000 legal voters; so that the Whites
! had aba&Iute power to vote down a
Convention had they seen fit. It has
been objected that the districts in which
the Biack voters were a majority were
entitled 10 elect a majority ot Ihe Con
vention; but this couid not well be
helped, because a considerable number
of counties have eiht or nine whiles to
on biack, leaving two thirds of the
State almost equally divided between
whites aud black; so that the disfran
chisement ot five or six thousand lead
ing rebels left the blacks in a majority.
The facts thai the whites might have
defeated a Convention by 20,000 ma
jority, aud may still the Consti
tution wheu presented tor ratification,
cannot be disputed.
The election has been held. No
registered white has been in any mau-
ner prevented troni voting. .None has
been bullied or browbeaten because tie
saw fit to vote against the' biacks Iu
a very few instances, the blacks have
been irritated into violent demonstra
ticns by the spectacle of a black coerc
ed to vote his own and their disfrau
chuemeul, but the only man killed at
this election was a black Kadical; ami
the two men wounded are also black
lladicals. And, the eltctiou being
carried by the Radicals a Convention
ordered by at least 10,000 majority,
and at least sixty Radicals (out of one
hundred and rive in all) chosen there
to, the victors have quietiy returned to
their labors, and the State is at peace,
Is'ow let us see how the vanquished
receive their defeat, and how they pro
pose to avenge it. The following is
trom the Lynchburg JVeuj of the 2oih
"We hear of several persons in the
country, and also in this city, who have
ducuarged their negro employes on
account of their Radicalism. This
course cf conduct will be gtnerul on ihe
pari of ihe Whites; aud the deluded
negro will find, when forever too late,
that Radicalism does not put meat into
his pot, ncr does voting fill his meal
tub. The lesson will be a severe one
sharp and decisive; but we are confi
dent will be attended with the must
wholesome results in the future."
The same paper sayt:
"We are gratified to learn that 150
negroes, tmployed at the Wythe Iron
Mines, ait of whom voted ihe straight
out Ridical ticket, were di-charged on
Tuesday ty the owner of the works.
This is precisely the step which every
! employer should tuke wnh ihe B.acks
w10 J.y votlDtl With 'HunniCUl Utld ills
Set, Gt-c'are themselres opniy and
abvVi board the enemies cf ihe White
are "enemies of the white
race,r you tee, because they choose to
be freemen, and to vote as freemen.
They chose not to vote for those who
sought to disfranchise tbetn and their
posterity forever. So they are to be
first deprived of employment, and then
driven from the Stae. Says the Char
lottesville Chronicle:
"The election Tuesday settled the
fact that the white race and the neero
race in Virginia are enemies. The
negroes have voted almost to a man
the most Radical tickets. A large
number of negroes have been elected
to the Convention. Then come a body
of mean whites and Northern adven
turers. A number " of native born
a Constitution the leading features of
which will be negro officials and taxa
tion of the whites.
"This is reconstruction. This is pa
cificaiiuu. This is good feelini?. This
is universal amne?ty (17,000 white vo
ters proscribed, and the Siate gerry
mandered) nnd universal suffrage.
This is peace on enrth, and good will
"What must we do? We reply, be
patient. The negro furor must exhaust
itself. The Northern people, as soon
as they recognize distinctly the fact at
the South, will ask, is it possible ihe ne
groes are iu possession of the South?
Is the white race under the feet of a
lot of negroes? Is this what the Radi
cal Congress mean by their 'Recon
struction bil!s?
'We shall lemporarily suffer. The
reaction will re the more marked.
By Tuesday's work.te negroes in Vir
ginia have set thnr seal to their doom.
There is no longer any peace. The
question now is, who shall occupy and
rule the territory between forty and
thirty-two degress north latitude the
blacks or ihe whites?"
Sys The Richmond Enquirer Sf Ex
aminer: A correspondent in Kioj William
county informs us that lut one negro in
that whole county voted ngatnst the
Convention and in favor of the Const;
vative candidate, Co!. Wm. R. Ayle:t.
The name of this negro is Thomas
II tiffin, and the citizens of King Wil
liam have united in a subsciption to pur
chase a piece of land and give it to this
man for a home in the county as his
.... - - it, nri
own. nils is wen uons. e n&ve
urged and still urge, every employei of
negroes to turn adrift all who voted the
Radical tick tt; and we are equally as
earnes. in urging that all who showed
iheir kind feelings toward the white
people by voting on their side, shall be
kindly and liberally rewarded fur their
eood service and tonservati.-m."
A negro you tee, shows "good sense"
and '-kind feelings towards the white"
l.y votit.'g that his race shah nevermore
cniwv the r'ciit cf auflrairo - -.ball bo
mere boot blacks and table waiters to
whiles. IJji, if he votes that blacks
have some rih s which white are
buurid to respect, he must be thruit out
of employment. So to vote is to sub
ject himself to exi'e and his family to
starvation. Such is white conservatism
and loyalty, as expounded by the ex
rebel organs in Virginia.
We migh quote from a dozen more
of them, all in the samo strain. The
blacks have chosen to vote for candi
dates who (they believe) will frame a
Con-tituiion that gives them equal
rights: thus they have sealed their
d;iom they must be starved, be hunt-
ed out, &c, &.C. They have doubtless
much yet to brave aud to surfer; but
we hope and trust that Virginia is
henceforth a community of freemen.
Honor to her faithful radicals! May
those of other States imitate their ex
ample, their courage, and their tri
umph. JY. Y. Tribune.
3"" When General Sheridan stop
ped at Salisbury, the other day, to
shake hands with the people, an honest
looking laborer stepped up first, aud
saying, "1 would like to, if you will
shake hands w.ih a teamster." "I
used t; drive oxen myself ouce," repli
ed little Phil, and he has never failed
to drive everything which he has un
dertaken since.
if 'The cause upheld by JefTer
son Davis," says a Democratic publica
tion printed iu New York, is the
cause of God, liberty and American
civilization, while that led by Abra
ham Liucoln is the most impious, accur
sed and monstrous that ever insulted
heaven or outraged earth since lime
began." The Democrats would nomi
nate Jeff Davis for President if ihey
Z-gT'A conductor of a uewspaper,
in speaking of a cotemporary says:
'He was formerly a member of Con
gress, but rapidly arose until he obtain
ed a respectable position as an editor, a
noble example of . preservation under
depressing circumstances."
$irA special dispatch from Mary
land d..ted Nov. S.h, states that the
Confederate flag was tlucg to the
breeze in Frederick County when the
rebels there received news from the
New York election,.
When a President was last to Le
chosen, the People were eshorted to
vote the Democra io tcket, in order to
end the war. "There will never be
peace if Liocolu be re-elected said
Seymour Si Co., "but debt will D-? piled
on debt, tax on lax, un il every linn's
farm or hou;e will b m or gnged for
more than it is war h, whild conscrip
tion after conscription will exhaust the
life-blood of the country, and the end
will be Disunion, Nation! Bankruptcy
and Repudiatijn. To escape these,
you must vote for McCIellan."
A very large minority of the peop'e
credited these as--eriiojs. and vol -d ac
cordmgly; but the nnj"rny did not, and
re-elected Lincoln. And scarcely had
the I titor been re inaugurated when
the whole fabric of Rebellion tumbled
into hopelcsj) ruin, aud the land was at
The work cf reconstruction, which
followed next in order, has been nearly
completed. It was delayed a full year
by the mistake of offering to the South
a programme which would have allow
ed the late rabels to resume the uudis
puled control of their several States
and trample the loyal blacks under
their feet. This was happily rejected
by the rebels; but the consequent delay
is not fairly chargable to the Radicals.
The trmh thai there was no true, just
or safe reconstruction which did not
put the voluntary Unionists ot the
South at least on a par with the invol
untary being now made plain, Con
gress tried again; and now the process
ot recousiru;ion is peacefully and vig
orously going forward. Bifore Con
gress can lake its ueii Summer vaca
tion, every S;atewill have us own gov
ernment, will be represented in both
Houses, nnd be ready to vote for Pres
ident ut-xt November.
What does Conserva:ism propose to
do about it'f The fVorld answers thi-s
question as follows:
'By the recent elections, the people
have declared that iht do not wani uc
gro suffrage and do want res irtation;
have decided n-?gro suffrage is too
great a price to pay even for immediate
restoration. Tiny will be iuceosed if,
after this decision, ih'3 Republicans
coutinae to insist on a wholly impracti
cable scheme.
"The fact tht negro governments
are in process of organization, and
that Congress may admit ihf ir repre
sentatives, does not vary the case, ex
cept to reuler a degrading farce more
contemptible. Certain it is that the
Southern people will njver recognize
these bastard government as having
the slightest validity. Within four
months att-T the Presidential election,
a heavy b ittermg ram will tumble them
into shapeh si rubbish. The Southern
people will immediately reorganize,
hold new elections, oust the negroes,
send their own representatives to
Washington, and the House will at
once admit them. The Southern Sen
ators. plus ihe Conservative Senators
from the North, will form a mijority
of that body, organize as such, and
neither ihe House nor the President will
rtcognize any other Senate. This course
is entirely -ieasible, Al be perfectly
constitutional, aud beyond ail question
adapted, if ibe Radicals are insane or
wayward enough to recognize the ne
gro government after this great re
buke. The only thing that could pre
vent it would be acquiescence by the
Southern whites in the Radical scheme
Whoever expects that, i better emi
tted to a straight jacket than a refuta
tion. :
The people will see that this is a
programme of undisguised Revolution
a new phase of the old Rebellion.
The World does not say thai its party
will repudiate the authority of the pres
ent House of Representatives to couot
the rotee for President and declare the
result, and that it will refuse to recog
nize any President chosen by the votes
of the radically re-con? tructed State.-;
but any oue can see that what it dots
assert logically involves thase. In
other words: Sham Democracy con
templates a fresh rebellion whereby
to recover what it lost by its last un
lucky experiment wi:h fire-arms. It
was thus that St. Domingo was whelm
ed in bloody ashes. Emancipation was
peacefully effected; bu: tha attempt to
re-enslave the blacks resulted in un-
spsakable horrurs. Tnis people, tore
warned, will shun the abyss of anarchy
and murder to which the World would
hurry us. They will elect a Republi
can President and Congress by ihe vote
of bo h North and South, and thus pre
elude tne execution of the sanguinary
projrramm! of Rebellion A". Y. Trib.
The to lowing letter trom a noted
Democratic politician in Connecticut on
the death of Mr. Horton, one of the
editors of the Old Guard and the Day
Booh, shows that tho infamous priuci
pies of the publications are fully ac
tvp ed by the standard bearers of the
IlARTFfRD, Sept. 26, 1867.
C. Ciiau.ncey Burr: My Dear
Sir: I have heard with deep sorrow of
the death of our esteemed friend, Mr.
Horton, of the Day Book. It cam?
upon me suddenly, and with a force,
the ttTect of which will not soon be re
moved. My opinion of the lameuted
deceased you have no occasion to iu
quire. Our departed friend was not a
mete editor of a journal he was an
Apastle of Truth. We found in his
Day Book ihe very light that was need
ed to guide us in ihe way of independ
ence. He saw clearly from the begin
ning that the war, as waged by the
Radicals, was for the destruction of the
white man's government, aud therefore
battled against it. The military des
potism that is now established over the
South, the elevation of ihe African
ihere, and almost probable danger ot
making the South another St. Domingo,
fully confirms the prophetic character
of the editor of the Day Book, aud
proves our loss, in Mr Horton, to be u
general calamity. If he had been
spared still later, his waruiogs mighj
have taught us how to avert the dan
gers that now threaten to utterly over
throw everything that is worth preserv
ing in the -once boasted American Re
public. Being taken from us at this
time we know not whether to look for
"his liko again."
T. H. Seymocr.
The New York Tribune thinks that
if the victims of -arbitrary" arrest du
ring the war is held in that city it will
be a "big thing''for the hotels. It says
there were 13,000 of them made at
Fort Donelson, 35,000 at Vicksburg,
2t3,000 at Chattanooga, at Appomattox
and other closing arrests about 150,000,
besides an aggregate on miscellaneous
occasion.', of about 200.000. These
make a total of 42-3,000 "Democrats"
arbitrarily arrested without warrant or
process of law during the "Lincoln
reign.1' Ii thinks ii will bother even
the great city of New York, to furnish
sleeping accommodations for this vast
number of the martyred "Democracy."
And we think so too. It suggests that
Booth ought to act as chairman, and
that as all are plainly on the way to his
present habitation, if they will only de
fer the convention it may be hereafter
nttld in a place where for the first time
in the history of Democratic conven
tions, cold water will be in demand,
aud the supply limited.
Kir"'Horace Greeley says: "I like
popular amusements, especially those
which develop aud strengthen the mus
cles; but I do not like the mnJern match
es made up between clubs hundreds of
miles apart. According to my notion,
the prize should be awarded in these
matches to the side that makes the
shorter. score. In awarding the palm
for .uch a contest, count my vote always
for the beaien party. They doubtless
midd their proper business better, and
perform their duties as fathers, hus
bands, sons, clerks, journeymen, ap
printices, &c, more thoroughly than do
the victors. It n an honor, not to beat
but to be beaien, in a match of this
gSTAs illustrative of Mr. George
Francis T rain's intense patriotism, we
may relate that he, on one occassion,
sent his wife on a ninety days' voyage
from Australia to New York, that their
coming child might be born on Ameri
can soil, as it would become a possible
future President of the United Siaies.
The journey was a most troublous one,
and the lady came very near being
shipwrecked, but at last reached this
coun'.ry in safety. .The chiid'was bom,
and if was a girl. f'ew York .Mail.
A Splendid Pororaiiou.
In Lis late eloquent speech at Thila
delphia, Gen. Sickles surpassed even
his brilliant effort at Washington. We
yeild space for its closing parages:
Comrades, "This Government is a
Republic, where the will of the. people
is the law of the land." This maxim
so full of wisdom and truth, we have
from Grant; the General in-chief of
our srmies. No military authority has
been exercised in the rebel States not
authorized by Congress and eanctioned
by the laws of the land. Under mili
tary protection loyil cival Governments
will be eslablished and maintained by
ballot put into the hands of loyal men.
That done ten years ago we would
have had no rebellion. If we co it
now we will not have another. Have
no tears tnat tne colored race will
uot kuow their friends from their foes.
Their hearts, full of gratitude, will
govern their conduct as citizens. Loy
alty and order are almost as sacred to
them as religion. Indeed, they believe
iheir deliverance to be the work of
Providence. Safe and trusted at home,
they will contribute vastly to the re
sources of the nation and take nothing
away from the employments or the
franchise of another race or class.
Within the sound cf my voice is the
pot where the sublime truth was pro
claimed that "all men are created free
and equal." Upon this rock our Re
publican institutions are built. No
power can prevail against it.
We recently heard this good cne
that has never been in print: Last
winter Lute Tayior, of the Prescott
Journal, was traveling in a stage with
a party of gentlemen among whom was
a noted Dtmociatic politician from
Minnesota, now a condidate for a State
office. The day wa3 intensely co!d
and the company was obliged to stop
occasionally to warm up. Halting at
a littla inn by the road "side the demo
crat iuvited Lute up to take a drink of
whiskey to which he readily assented,
and as Lute was both dry and cold, he
turned out a pretty stiff "hom,'wal-
lowed it instauter, and repaired ai once
to the stove tj thaw out. Lute's free
and easy style suited the democrat to a
dot, and after imbibing himself he walk
ed up to Lute and said :
"I'll bet any man ten dollars that you
are a good democrat."
As Lute is an awful radical this
touched his pride, and he replied in his
usual stammering styie : "I a a advise
you n n not to Let more m-m money on
that than you wi.-h to lose. I acknowl
edge I h-h-have all the symptoms with'
ont the d-d-disease.
A Democrat Widiout a Doubt.
Hju. J. A. Creswell, to an eloquent
address before tne Border State Con
vention at Baltimore, narrates the fol
lowing :
"I kuow but one black in Maryland
whose position is doubtful. Wrhose?3
The name is Abe Corts, in my county.
Some one came to me some lime ago
and said Abe Com was a copperhead.
O, saidl.'I thinks that's very true.'
The next time I saw him I told him
they say you are a copperhead Abe ?'
Oh yes, Massa John, I'm a copper
head.' Says I, 'Abe you're a L.ol.'
'No, massa, says ho, 'I'm no fcol.
Just hear what this nigger has to say.
You know I am a pretty old man and
can't read and write, and ain't got
sense enough to learn, and besides I am
mighty fond of whiskey. I never
thought I .was fit for anything lut to be
a Domocrat. Great applause and
laughter." That sort of reasoning over
came me, and I surrendered at discre
tion." sIt is well to remember some of
the formulas in which the Democratic
party is now loudly declaring its creed.
Here are a few we select from , our
Copperhead exchanges:
"Slavery is right; freedom is wrong."
"The canse which Abraham Lincoln
led was the most unatural, impious,
and s.nful that 1ms ever afflicted the
"The causae opheid by Jefferson Da
vis is the cau?e of Go ', Liberty, and
American civilisation:"
"It is the President's 'duty to disperse
"We want none of your soldiers.
We've had ensugh cf them."' .. - :
"Grant and Sheridan must be ?nurT-
ed out " ' '.
The following from the Old Guard,
acknowledged as an orthodox Demo
cratic publication shows the true Dem
ocratic idea of Lincoln and Je.T Davis:
"Abraham Lincoln n as without doubt
the most fatal man ihatever lived upon
this ear.h, and in four brief years did
more evil to mankind than the worst
man that Cv.r lived accomplished in u
lifetime. The cause he led is the mot
unnatural, impious and sinful that has
ever afflicted the world, and ihe means
of its accomplishment ihe vilest, most
diihonesl and dtvelish that ever degrad
ed our jape or stained the earth since
time began. On iho contrary the real
(though m.t assumed) cause led by
Jefferson Davis is tho noblest, most
beneficent, true and glorious cause
that men ever battled for on this earth,
aud the means employed were the
grandest, most Christian and chivalrous
ever witness'ed in the world's history.'.
Cfif'The authorities at Washington
City refuse to pay the teachers of the
colored schools therein. The "chival
ry" thereabouts think it their duty to
rob the negroes whenever ihey can.
fhey stole the negro himself as Jong as
they could. Now, they can no longer
do that, they indulge their natural pro
pensity by ttealiog his property, and
appropriating to their own use tho
mouey which lawfully should go to him.
t is a very honorable game they play
all the time, and yet they profess to bo
astonished that the black man cannot be
convinced that the "chivalry" are his
best friends ! The black man has the
better share of sense, plainly.
lQA Scotchman went to a lawyer
for advice, and detailed the circum-
tances of the case. "Have you to!J
the facts just as they occurred ?"' said
the lawyer. "Ay," was tho reply,
thoot ye wad put the lies into it."
&SA terrifilc hutricane occurred
on ihe island of St. Thomas, in tho
Wrest Indies on the 29. h u't. Many .
ives were lost, and a cumber of vessel
in the haibcr driven asacro. In
town cf St. Thomas is in ruins.
JAa auctioneer was selling a
library at suction. He was not very
weil read in books, but he scanned the
titles trusted to luck, and went ahead.
"Here you have," said be, "Bunyan's
Pilgrim's Progress; how much'm I of
ferred for it? How much do I hear
for the Pilgrim's Progress, ty John
Bunyan! Tis a firstrate bookr gentle
men, with six superior illustrations;
how much do I hear? All about the
Pilgrims by John Bunyan! Tells
where they came from, au' where they
landed, an what they done after they
lauded! Here's a picter of one of 'em
goin" about Plymouth peddlin' with a
pack on his back !'
A Child Chabmid by a Snake.
A woman named Somers, residing in
Worchester, Pa., went into an orchard .
to gather seme fruit, aai left her little
babe, less than a year eld, sitting upon;
the ground. She soon passed out of
sight of the child, but hearing his voice
cooing and laughing, she gave herself
no uneasiness. Suddenly tne sounda .
ceased, and she stepped around to him,
supposing him asleep. But to her hor
ror, she saw him sitting perfectly mo
tionless, his lips parted and his eyes fix- .
ed on an enormous rattlesnake, that was
approaching him in almost irnpsreepti- .
ble motions. She looked in vain for
some ttick or stone to till the monstrous
reptile, then quick as thought r'prang' .
towards it, overturned the pan which
she held in her hand so ri to effectual
ly cover its body, got upon it and"
screamed for help. The covering of
tho snake broke the spell upon the
child its little boby swayed "to and fro'
and it quietly crept towards its heroic ;
mother. In a few minutes friends
came to her relief, and the cause of her
terror was dispatched.
. rjgyUnfortunate Mexico, it is said,,
is again on the ere of a revolution. .
The vote ca the Convocatoria showed .,
a wide spread dissatisfaction with the .
administration of Juarez, but we hoped
bis opponents would be. willing to com ,
bat him by ballots, and not by bullets.
EfA terrible accident has befal- -len
the town of St. Thomas, in th
West Indies, the ton being nearly
destroyed by
Uicg lo;t.
a tornado, end 600 lives
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