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1 Political, Chestnuts,
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There's going to be a heap of fuh-
t rom now until election
To listen to the chestnuts spun
i On Free Trade and Protection.
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The Cobdcn Club, we will be told,
1 Will rule this country for us;
And with their loads of British gold,
; Spread paupertsuj o'er us.
We'll hear that Democrats who own -I
Half of this land and love it,
Are going te-saUcth' English throne
A little present of it.
We'll hear the side that now contains
Four-fifths of toilers hearty,
Want to reduce their own hard gains
To help the other party.
We will be told by those who fill
i Their pockets with our monev.
The seven per cent, reduction bill
us free trade which ts funny.
We'll hear that all the mills will stop,
1 (They didn't, we remember)
And hearts will bleed and tearcrwjll drop
ror workmen till November.
But one prediction may be made,
.Ana demagogues wont doubt it,.
Which is the tools who yell "free trade,"
Don't know a thing. about it.
IXDIAN RAID IN" THE COLORADO VALLET.
At an early day-in Texas, when the
pioneers began to extend their settle
ments far up the Colorado Valley, a
town was laid off at the foot of the
Colorado mountains, and was called
Waterloo. When it became necessary
to select a site for a capital of our
threat State the village of Waterloo was
chosen, and its name changed to Aus
tin in honor of Stephen F. Austin, who
brought the first colonists to Tex is.
Settlers came rapidly, attracted by the
beautiful country and rich lands, rude
but comfortable houses were built,
farms opened, and prosperity began to
inile urjpn their efforts.
In the spring of 1S39, shortly after
the location of the capital, when the
hills, valleys and plains were covered
with green grass and sweet smelling
flowers, jind birds sung merrily in the
woods, the wild Comanche Indians, the
scourge of Texas, swooped down from
mountains, five hundred in number, to
mar the beautiful scene.
They first attacked, about 1 1 o'clock
in the morning, the house of Widow
Coleman, near the Colorado River,
sixteen miles below Austin. She was
in the garden at the time with her little
son, Thomas, aged .about seven years,
md on the approach of the Indians call
ed her little boy and ran to the house.
Mrs. Colemr.n outran the little boy,
and arrived s.t the house first. By the
time the Indians were close upon them,
and when the poor woman turned
back to save her son, an Indian drew
his bow and with unerring aim shot
an arrow through her neck. Mrs.
Coleman then ran into the house, and
with the assistance of. another son,
thirteen years old, succeeded in barring
the door. e -
There were also in the house her two
daughters, about nine and eleven years
old, and an infant son who took ref
uge under the bed. After barring the
door, Mrs. Coleman, with the thought
of trying to defend her children, seized
a rifle, and, taking a seat in a chair,
placed the guii across her lap and pull
ed the deadly arrow from her nrck,and
almost instanly fell dead, covering the
floor with her blood. The hoy then
seized the gun, anl as the Indians ap
proached fired through a small crack
and killed the cheif, who fell dead on
the door-steps. The brave boy repeat
e.lly loaded and fired the gun, killing
another Indian and wounding a third,
when one of the savages, thrusting a
speaE through a crack in the wall,
pierced the gallant boy through the
boiy. He fell neatthe bei where his
sisters and brothers lay concealed, and
the eldest took his head iu her lap.
While bleeding to death he said to the
poor little ones: " I will not groan to
let them know I am wounded." Then
with his expiring breath he said to
Them : "Father is dead, mother is dead,
and I am dying, but something tells
me that God will protect yon." The
IndiJins then broke open the door, and
hearing voices under the bed, and fear
ing more deadly bullets, pierced the
dead bodies with their spesirs through
the cracks of the house. The Indians
then left, carrying off. little Thomas.
A few hours after, wlien relief came,
the chi'dren came out from their place
Of concealment, and wailing around the
dead body of their mother, wetting
their garnunts in her blood while ca
1 The Indians then attacked Dr. Joe
Robertson's house, about five hundred
jards from Mrs. Coleman's, and cap
turtd all but one of. his negroes; but,
fortunately, the Doctor was on a visit
with his family and escapet1 The In
dians robbed the place, and then went"
to what was afterwards called Wells'
Fort, where resided Mrs. Wells, John
Walteis and Q. W. Davis. Just be
fore reaching (he place, however, they
were met by sixteen brave frontier.-'
men, who deployedlu their front; and
the Indians, who were .ill on ft o
turned off aud camped on Willbarger s
Creel and buried their clead.
f The frontiersman then took the
ihree, families behind them to Fort
W'illbarger, and leaving a detachmeut
to watch the Indians, the others scat
tered as'conriers over; the countiy to
ularm the settlers and raise men. to
fight the Indians. That famous Texan,
Gen. Edward Burleson," soon got the
news, and set out on a fast steed, and
bv davlight arrived at Fort Willbarger.
Hero lie found eighty men assembled,
and, taking his command, left five men
to protect the women and children, and
vith the rest followed the trail of tljl
Comanches. Among those who rodi
in the ranks that day was the pioneer
Methodist minister, Rev.. James G Mi
land. Gen. Burleson came up with the In
dians about one o clock,, in the open
prairTeliear -Sush-J Creek, twenty miles
now divided into two patties, . one of
which was led by Capt. Jones
Rogers. The settlers charged with
great fury, and a most desperate battle
commenced. The Indians finally re
tired before the galling fire of Bur
leson s men, and took a position m th
ravine among the scrubby elm and
cactus. 'Here they concentrated theit
forces, and making a desperate charge.
forced the settlers back across the
open ground into the timber. Here
they dismounted and held the Indians
at bay, who in large numbers whooped
and yelled around them.
During the retreat from the ravine
the young brother of Gen. Burleson
was killed and his body dragged back
among the Indians, who cut off bis
hands and otherwise mutilated his
body. The Rev. James Gilliland was
killed after they dismounted,' while
resting his rifle against a tree to fire.
The fight lasted until nearly sun
down, when the Indians retired, beat
ing their rude war-drums, yelling and
rattling their shields. Gen. Burleson
then slowly returnetl to Fort Willbar
ger, bearing his dead and wounded.
Among the -former was Edward, the
son of Widow Blakely. When
they arrived a more painful scene was
never witnessed. I he bereaved wife
wept for her husband, the mother for
her only son, and brothers and sisters
for their brothers.
On arriving at the Fort, the dead
hollies were laid out in a room by
themselves, where they could be wash
ed and prepared for burial. Mrs.
B a' ely, on starting into the room to
take a last look at her .son, was stop
ped and informed that he was shot in
the face and was so m .ngleel and dis
figure!, and the sight won Id 'he so hor
rid and painful, that she must not go
in. She claimed and demanded her
rights as a mother to take a last look
at her son. It was granted, and going
into tho room, she knelt down by his
body, wiped away the blood and brains
oozing from his forehead, kissed him,
for a moment rested her head upon his
manly breast; then, rising, pale and
calm, exclaimed; "His father and
brother diet! in defence of their coun
try, and now he is dead my only lov
ing protector. . But, if I had a thou
sand sons, and my country needed
them, I would cheerfully give them
up." God grant this mother and son
the ineffable joys of paradise, and in
spire all Texaus with the same tran
scendent virtue and patriotic devotion.
A. J. Sowell.
Colored Congregation Excited.
Reading, July 25. There is serious
trouble in Bethel African Methodist
Episeopal congregation in this city.
Several nights ago the pastor' Rev. R.
B. Johns, commenced a series of holi
ness meetings, to continue for two
weeks. Now discord has broken loose,
and about thirty members of the con
gregation have withdrawn, others re
fuse to attend the services and complaint-
has been entered against the
fastor before the Presiding Elder. A
arge numler of white people attend
these holiness meetings and the burden
of the complaint is that Mr. Johns,
who is a very good looking colored
man and married, is guilty of escorting
home one or two white ladies who
come to his services not accompanied
by their husbands or male escorts.
Some of the trustees have made the
"formal complaint, and they my that if
Mr. Johns persits in walking with
white ladies, then they keen the church
doors locked. The church has been
used as a colored place of worship for
over fifty' years, but the coloretl people;
say that they have nO longer any con
troal oyer 'the place. Last night one
of the white visitors arose and said:
"Well, weevil have our class meeting
now here in this room' and our colored
friends can retire to the Sunday School
room down stairs." The colored peo
ple went down, but were all boiling
Some of the colored women were in
fighting mood and it was with difficul
ty they were restrained from pulling
the hair out of the heads of the white
folks who caused all the row.
War at Mowing Blade Church.
.There is a colored church out in Crab
Orchard township called Mowing Blabe
and the worshippers of the Blade have
been at war with each other; The fuss
started hist Sunday, and yesterday,
while a party of the parishoners were
building an arbor for camp meeting,
the cause of the trouble was brorght up
for discussion, and the result was a
fight between George Green and Jas.
Simpson. Green was badly used up, as
Simpson appears to have fought prin
cipally with his teeth, and bit out sev
eral good sized chunks! The matter
has been-adjusted before the magistra
tes. Charlotte Chronicle.
SenatorjVaaee' Remark oatheFreel
j ' maa'i Bank Bill
Mr. y ance. Mr. President. T should
4ike to inquire of the author of the bill
what distinguishes this from any other
banking institution of the country?
If we pay the depositors of this institu
tion for; the losses that they have in
curred by the failure of the institution
why should we not pay all other de
positorsjof all other banking ii s itn
tion el ottered under the authority of
the United States?
I confessJsir, that I can see no reas
on for if, and before I vote upon the
mi ensnosmg ot over a million dollars
of mbli)y-4G!lL&ox1the Jfefulgn
tions otiome disl onest merPconnect
ed withlthis; institution, I should be
glad to lavela reason given to me for j
vote in is favor.
Mr. Sherman. When this subject
was discusseel the other dav hv thp
Senate there were ejuite a number t i
gentlenJpn em the side who gave reason
why thd bill should pass, although it
would not be a good rule for us tt
pay all tl
epositors of broken national.
ance. 1 was notrrpsrnf. xvhfin
the discission was had in the Senate.
I was not aware' that one had taken
The peculiar circumstances seem to
be that the coloretl people were the
ware's o the nation, I suppose, and
that they were led to believe that this
was a government institution managed
by govenment officers, and that the
faith Of the government was pledged
to make'igooel their deposits ana to see
that ther were preperly treated, etc.
The kindest and the best thing that
can be eone! with the coloml race in
this couhtry is to teach them to de
pend npoiij themselves. The ward
business began at a very early perion.
It is tine that they should either be
the wards of the nation or that the
should be independent freemen learn
ing to dipehd upon them selves and
not to ell perid upon the government
one or tie other.
. As wards it is assumed that these
persons jwere so ignorant that thep did
not knt)sv the risk they were running
when they deposited their money in a
charterep institution, and they believed,
were to be taken implicit ignorance
that tliby in their trusting and
care of fy the faith of the nation, and
that everything that had the gov
ernment of the Uuited States attached
to it mens a solemn guaranty to them
of the rights and privileges and proper
That ias all gone bv, sir, and at the
same tin)e that we are now asked, in
consideration of their ignorant condi
tion, thej'r condition of inchoate citi-
zenshuvjto make good all the losses in
curred i$ this bank, they were as free
men thought to be wise enough and
statesmanlike enough ami freeman
enough o entrust with the destines of
whole States in this country, to take
charge f the laws, the property, the
rghts liberties and the civilization of my
State foir one, and for many other,
and wer placetl over the heads of the
white people in those governments,
If they ilvere able and sufficiently en
lightened to take charge of the desti
nies of ajfrec, eivilizetl Commonwealth,
surely they were able to depe)sit their
money fin a banking institution and
to take tne risks there like any one
To hold them as wards wherever a
defalcation of a bank is to be made
good, and to hold them as enlightened
and civilized freeman wherever a pol
itical purpose is to be maintained by
giving tliem full charge of a whole
State an its destinies, I think is en
When this bill was introduced it
contained a general provision to make
good all he depositors who had not
been satisfied by the assets of the bank.
It turned) out that ejuite a number of
those depositors were white people.
Now, thef bill is amended so as to strike
them out and we are absolutely to
make a eljstintion in violation of the
constitution of the United States,
yhich sas that no distinction shall be
made on account of race, color, or prev-ious-conttition
of servitude. We are
to pay thip colored man all that he was
robbeel ofi by the officers of this bank.
and the white man is to look out for
himself and gets nothing because he
should have known better.
Sir, the whole business is wrong.
These coloretl people most learn to dis
tinguish n their business risks just as
the white people have learneel to dis
tinguish.!! They must learn the great
truth that every man who calls him
self a philanthropist and friend of the
coloretl nijan is not necessarily so, and
that the louder in fact Ire talks phil
anthropyfand love of them the more
likely he Ijs to steal what they intrust
to him. They have that lesson to
learn. If one is to he paid I am in favor
of payfhgj the other. There is no jus
tice in any other course.
at Richmond Hill, L. I., built her own
house and had it made to suit her own
ideas. ' The entire lower floor, except
the kitchen, is one immense room,
which is pivided into smaller ones by
large screens. These screens may be
rolled asie'or usjd for partition pur-
Eoses at the wish? of Hie owner, lhe
ouse staiids high and commands n fine
view of tike village of Jamiica aa l t!is
M. S. LitUefield Arrested.
H K IS CH A Re JED WITH FORGERY, BUT PAYS
DAMAGES AJJD 13 DISCHARGED.
A New York dispatch of the 18th
says: Milton. S. Littlefield, who says
he is president of the Jackson & Talla
hassee Railroad Company, was arrai
gned in the Tombs Police Court" yes
terday by Detectives Doy!e and Will
arel of police headejnarters. Philip
Kegler, a real estate broker, whose of
fice is in Temple Court, Beekman and
Nassau streets, was also a prisoner.
Detective Doyle tolel Justice Kilbeth
that Keslef passetl a worthless
of the Cosmopolitan resthttiant, at No.
28 New street- Kegler claimetfiT.at'
he had received the check from Little-!
field in rarment of a debt of $25. The
check was drawn on the bank of De
posit, Liberty and Nassau streets, to
the order of M. b, Littleheld, and was
signed "H. S Beardslev," When the
check was presentee! at the bank it was
pronounced a forgery by the bank offi
cials. Kegler indignantly denied any iu-
tention of fraud, and stated that he had
received the check in good faith from
Littlefield. The latter was arrested at
the office of the rail -oad company. No.
45 Broadway. Littlefield was loud in
his protestations that an' outrage had'
been committeel, and proclaimed that
such a man as Stewart L. Woodford
and other prominent men where his
iriends and could vouch for him
vV hen asked as to how he receiveel the
- heck he said that Beardsley, who is a
resident of New Jersey, gave it to him
.n settlement of a debt. He could
give no definite information as to what
town in New Jersey Beardsley lived in,
nor whea-e he cc uld be found.
41 1 am president of a Florida rail
roatl and owner of a large interest in
coil and iron in Pennsylvania," Lit
iefield said to Justice Kibreth, "and if
you w.ll give me twenty minutes I will
jbtain $utlicitnt money to redeem the
ThisWemed to please Dreher, who
offereef to withdraw the camplaint if
Littlefield m ide goc d the money.
Justice Kilbreth, however, demurred
at this style of doing busines. lk0f
what railroad did you say you were
Presielentr" he asked.
"I am president of the Tallahassee
& Jacksonville Road iu Florida, and I
own a residence in Morristown N. J.,"
"Several years ago," Justice Kilbreth
said, "I reinemberb;at a president of a
defunct railroad down in that locality
forged a large number of bonds.
Yiir name strikes me ef being very
similar to the r name of that railroaei
president. Are you the same,man?"
"Oh, no," Littlefield replied, waving
his hands excitedly; "that was in Ala
bama not Florida.
"OhP said the Judge: "I think it
was in Fh rli'a " He, however, paroled
Littleheld 1:1 the custody of Detective
VV nlard for half an hour to procure
the money. When Littlefield left the
court Kegler told Justice Kilbreth that
Littlefield was an -ex-Confederate gen
eral, having commandeel a battery at
Hilton Head, near Charleston during
At the conclusion of the half hour
Littlefield returned with S25, which he
paid Dreher, who withdrew his com
plaint. The case was dissmisseel.
The Battle of Manassas.
To-dav is Julv 21st. It is the anni
versary of the first battle of Manassas.
There Southern valor gave prophecy of
the four years of endurance that follow
ed. There bled aud died the knightliest
men that ever lived in any age or coun
trv. They were Southerners. And
they mastered many times-their num
ber in battle. They did it in the foca
lized gaze of a hemisphere. And there
that day, there was born a nick name
for a Southern General, that is the
subliniest in all the chronicles of time.
The nick-nam was "Stonewall Jack-
w . 1 i 1 a 1TA
sou. It will De transiaceu into every
generation and age and language and
I mti vi.ir5 nffpr the war a courtly
' J I m
Southernor sought the hand of Gen.
Jackson's widow in marriage. Her
reply to him was, "I would rather te
the widow of Stonewall Jackson than
the wife of any living man."
And who blames her.-' fine was
building for history. And the name
of "Stonewall Jackson has climbed
the mountains of two hemispheres
and built for itself a nest beside the
Yes: Manassas was fougt twenty-
seven years ago to-day. Many a k u light
ly soldier went down that eiay wnue ne
was still pravmg to see his mother or
his sweet heart once more, But fate
willed it otherwise; and there was dust
on the moustached lips. The grave
worms banquetted on the seed coru aud
blossom of Southern chivalry. In all
the religions there is but one consoling
doctrine for those they left behiud. It
is the doctrine of the resurrection.
Let us hope that each one f these
bearded boys at Manassas and some
were too young to have beard let as
hope as Christians, that each one inher
ited a weddiug garment of white, and
a part iu the tint resurrection.- Char
" Public office is a public trust.
- ' An Artful Dodge. . . j
Rockingham;nocket,-j- . pj
We see it stated thatCol. Dockery j
said in his speech JltpasllviIfe, N. C i
on the 4th ot July, that if Capt Alex
ander had been nominated for Gayern
or on the Democratic ticket, he Dock-,
ery ) would not have ! accepted the Re
publican nomination JuotherwordsJ
he would not liave opposed his brother
member of tlie Alliance; thereft re 41 e
Alliance is under obligttions to hirr
This is hot the fml time Dockery Has!
n ale this assertionTa'ad in a quiet way
he is endeavoring to secure the farmer
vote through his connection with (the
Al iance. We presume we! are breath
ing no faith f we have hesird i from
two or three sources, reliable ones too,)
in Siting that a member of the PetJ
Dee AlljaHce of which Dockery is' a
memberVwas recently arraigned before
his AlhariSfion tne charge of attemp
ting to prostihrt the! order for politf-
cal purposes, the spectic charge being.
that he was trvfof? to aid Dockery
thromrh Ya AllimnJ- On this oe'en."
sion Dockery made thkstatement that
ne won a not. hiirn nnnncja Aieianaer.
htli di1nimarf nnv lntanfiAll flr mimnSB
of try ing tojf urther his own pohUcaHni"
t 'rests by reason of his connection
with it, If Colonel Dockery was sin-L
ceTe in his statement he would not take I
advantage of every occasion to make
the reference to Capt. Alexander which
is attributed to nun, Anybody can see j
that his nornose is to make the imnrps-
sion that,Alexander being a member of -the
Alliance, he would not have oppea- '
ed him and thus divided the farmer vote j
(how magnanimous!) but Alexander :
not being a candidate, it is the duty of
flip firrrlPlM i.rt vrfp tiir TVwvlri? Wa. t "
"ask,-i8 it honest in Col.. Dockery te !
inns tnuMiiutc me organization in Yio ;
lation of its expresseet wishes and its
constitution? Does te for a moment I
upnastthat the- stnrelv veoriianrv of
the land will depart from their I fixed
principles, will place in jeopardy the :
good government of the State to simp- ;
ly further his personal ends? If so,
upou what does he base his claims? .
lie was not placetV;in nomination by a
body of farmers: on the contrary, his
nonynauoii was given mm oy a con
ventifii comneised of a pmall number
of Vhite politicians and a large number"
of hegro dupes and "hteelers." Is there
anything in the manner of his bring
ing out to commend him to the far
mers? Is there auythiug in the. man
himself which should in ve him special
claims upon the tillers! of the,S0ilr 1
A Desperate Fight
IS PROMISED THE REPUBLICANS OF ALA 4 ,
BAM A OUTSIDE nELP. "l
MoNTGOMERY,,AraM July 2Sil The
first guns of the campaign in Alabama
were fired here last night. At a meet-
ing held in the county court house the t
audience was composed almost exclu-1,
sively of negroes. Speeches were made 1
by Dr. W. T. Ewing, of Gadsden. Re 1
publican nominee for Governofbf
Alabama; Judge VV. B. Mordis,. of
Shelby, nominee fer Attorney General,
and Robert A. Moseley Jr., of Tallade
ga, chairman of the Republican State
Executive Committee. : '
T.ie speeches were confined -mostly i
to the stereotyj)ed doctrines of Repub- j
licanism and Wholesale abuse of the
Democratic party. Judge Mardis en-' '
elorsed the reconstruction acts passed r
by the Republicans in 1807, and yet h i
was one of the seven men- xvlio bolted f
and entered a protest against the ac- i
tion of the convention at the tinie.
Dr. Ewing, candidate for Governor,
is said to be worth $100,000. He1 sa) s !
he will spend his money' freely to con-
test the Governor's seat if he is count- f
eel out by the "Bourbon black belt i
Democracy." He says he wrote Gov.
Seay a letter inviting him toa joint ."!-'
canvaas, which invitation was not ac
cepted. Moseley predicts that Jeffer-
sen ceiunty, of which Birmingham is
the county seat, will go Republican ;
and that there will be over forty Re-
publicans and Independents in the next
Legislature. He says he has letters ij ;
from Governor Foraker and Mr. Me- Ij
Kinley, of Ohio, promising to come to :
Alab inain the fall and make some r
campaign speeches. As a matter of " 1
fact, the Republicans do not hope to j L1
elect a siugletate officer, but they are
falling in line for the Presidential con- '
test: t i ;
It is Well to Bemember.
That slander, like mud, dries and
falls off. . " ; .
That he whogathers Iroses must not .
fear thorns. :
That to wait and be patient soothes
many a pang. , 1
That all are not princes that ride
with the emperor.
That correction is gooel-when admin
istered i ft seasoiu
That it takes a good deal of graceJv
be able to bear praise. 1
That you will never have a friend if
you must have one without failiugs. "
That to have what we wantls richei.
but to be able to do without is power.!
That there is no limit to the age
at which a man may make a fool of
himself, - 1
That the roses of pleasure Seldom
last long enough to adorn the brow of
I those who pi nek them, f
That a man wno cannot mm a nis
own business is not to be trusted with
the lu3.:acs of cthcis.
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