Newspaper of New National Era, April 24, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of New National Era dated April 24, 1873 Page 3
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j*n?? that any project for an international copyright will be* found, ujton mature delibcration, to be inexpedient." Mrs. Harriet I'rcacott Spofford contribute* a abort story, " The Iloautifbl Mlas Vavasour," a tale of Washington Society; and D. H. Castloton gives us another of her characteristic storiea, entitle*! " Cost." The aerial stories byCharle* Ucade, Wilkie Collins, and Misa Thackeray arc continued. The poetry of the number h by Johu O. -.axe, hllis Gray, Kate Hitlard, and Miaa If. K. Hudson, the latter contributing a poem of rest pathos, " The Newsboy's Debt," beautifully illustrated. An interesting j-aper by Dr. Samuel Osgood, on tlx " ^Esthetics of Social life," constitutes the Kditor's Kasy Chair for May, Mr. Curtis hcing unable, on account of ill nes?, in supply mat department. i no tailor's Scientific Record furnishes nn admirable resume of the progress of science since the beginning of the year, occupying four pages, and also gives a variety of important matter in short article*. The Editor's Historical Record is this month confined to the summary of political events, including an exhaustive analysis of the Report of the New York Constitutional Commission. Tho Editor's Drawer is unusually interesting, Includ.Dg another installment of "Our Loudon Scrap-Book," treating of the Artists' quarter, with four liiiistratioris. The Ca'.aiy for May contains The National Assembly at Versailles, by Justin McCarthy, fbe four *-ea?on? ?a Birthday 1'neni, by T. W. Par?ocs. Tbe Wcthcrel Atfair?chapters \\i, xxii, xxiii, and xxiv, by J. W. Da Forest Ti e Letters of Junius, by Thurlow Weel. Life on the Plains, by (leneral (?. A. ( "ester. (.'usual Cogitations, by Curl Benson. A Vagabond Heroine- chapters iv. x, and \i, by Mrs. Ar.nic Edwards. The Capture and Release of Mason and Slidell, by (lideon Wells. A Thorn in His Side, by Edward Fawcett. Ciosslp About Actors, Old and New, by I.. Clarke Davis. Our First Centennial, and how it was Celebrated, by John Bigelow. Women as Workers, by Junius Henri Browne. En Rapjiort on the Rai!?, by Vicux Moustache. A Red Rigolelte?about Somebody, bv Edward S. (ircgory. Drift-Wood, by Phillip Quilibct. Scientific Miscellany. Current Literature. The Clalaxy Club-Room?Deep in Debt, by Kate A. Sanborn. Nebula:, by the Editor. The May number of Lij'jinicoU's Magazine is pailieuiarly attractive, whether we regard the !:,terc-t and variety <?f its articles or the number rnd beauty of ;I, illustrations. The third part of "The Houmi in Kabylia" forms the initial article. This charming record of travel i* embellished v.itli many spirited and apposite engrav tugs, and has the merit of beiDg dev.de l to n country whose features and resourct arc little 1 noun to the public. "Our Iiomc in the Tyrol," by Margaret Howitt, is a delightful narrative of a summer's residence at llruneck, in the l'ustcrthal. It is full of captivating realism, diversified by quaint and attractive incident, and is appropriately illustrated. The concluding portion of " Wilmington and its Industries" is lull of interesting reminiscences of an historical and social character, and furnishes some further information of special value to the manufactarer and capitalist. It is embellished with a full proportion of engravings. 'Salmon Fishing in Canada," by St. e. Clarke, describe;, in a graphic manner, one of the noblest in.i most exciting of modern sports, a, j> practiced in a section peculiarly favorable to its full enjoyment. An article entitled " Philadelphia Zoological Gardens" dwells upon the advantages, in respect to both pleasure and profit, v.hich l'liiladclpliians are likely to derive from the establishment t?.r the exhibition of living .nimals, birds, and lis bes, about to be opened n Fairmont l'ark. A very interesting history of the foundation and operations of tiie London Zoological Gardens is incident ally furnished. The article is accompanied by a well-executed diagram. "Queen Victoria as .? Miliionai e," by ilegiuuld Wynford, discourses in an interesting manner concerning the private fortune of her Ilritnnnic Majesty, and discloses many facts that w ill be entirely new to a large number of readers. "Cricket -u America," by Albert A. Outbridge, will be welcomed as a timely paper by the mauy admirer-, of a game which, after having become nationalized in England, and there won the enthusiastic sympathies of all classes of the people, promises to elicit front the active youth and manhood of this country fresh admiration and fresh devotion. Fiction is represented in the present number of Lippin cott's Maja.hu by the continuation of Mr. illack's attractive novel entitled "A Princess . f Thule" ; by a very pleasing story of Frenclt life, "Marie Famette and her I.ovc-rs," front the pen ol Katlicr:ne .S. Macquoid, author of "i'alty and by soino further chapter* of j Mr*. Rebecca Harding Davis' serial story, "Rcrrytowu." There arc two poems, "At Odds," by Howard Glyndon, and "Overdue," by Mary IJ. Dodge. Concerning "Our Monthly Gossip," it is sufficient to say that it sustain# its well-earned reputation for piquancy and variety. I'rrnounl*. C'baracteiislie--thc CopitcTi lies about the colored people. Charles ?. Newton, Esq., is Bai.'aluV colored detective. Keep dark. Ey the way, how does the Wttkly i'iaucl make negro the dative of nigcr ; by metathesis, apocope, or syncope ? J. C. Xapier, of the Treasury Department, returned to Nashville, Tennessee, for a flying visit, carrying the good wishes of his many friends here. Dr. lirown Siquar 1 physician to lion. Charles Sumner, compliments very highly our friend I>r. Taber Johnson, of Howard University, who has had charge of the Senator during the Dr.'* absence. J. F. (Juarles, Esq., of Georgia, favored us with a call on Saturday last. He sails for l'ort Mahon, where he lias been appointed i (.n?ui, on the 2JJ lust. He has kindly confuted to -end us some letters from Europe. This is the last one. David litJglcy, colored, died at Xicholasvilie, Kentucky, some days ago. He remembers "very distinctly" the tlevolulionary war, English prisoners, dtc. He was only 113 rear* of age, "as far as he knew." Charles Francis Adams, who was Minuter to the Court of St. James during the war, and v. hose famous eulogy of Secretary Seward is ret fresh in cur minds, was paid the beggarly pittance of f 22,SOO In gold for a year's service on the Geneva Arbitration. Mr. E. II. White, principal of the Mais Department Institute for Colored Youth Philadelphia, was with us over Sabbath it will pleas* his friends In Oberlia, Nash ville, ami this city to know he 1* meeting with great success in his new field. I I Field XefOlitni, JjNIj., of Philadelphia, who has Just been re-appoiotcd to a hi^h. clerkship in the or Ike of the Ueceirtr of' i Taxes in that city, p^id a flying ri?it to pur ( city last week. Mr. Xeedham is one of the ablest young men in the city of Philadelphia, | an efficient and zealous worker. Miss Charlotte L. Forten, so well known i' in tne Titersrr world ft>r Her translations from the French, and late of the Preparatory High School, has resigned her position, on account of ill health, tnuch to the regret of the principal and the pupils of the school, to whom ', she had already endeared herself hy her abil- j ity and character. An exchange, lamenting the fact that Cm- j ^ Cinnati manufactures annually "a barrel full i of whiskey for every man, woman, and child j t within the corporate limits of the city, and a | ? few thousand cxlra barrels,'" pathetically re- I marks : "It is sad to tbink of eleven million : gallons of this 'meanness' being distributed n throughout the country, to debase the minds P and tangle the feet of confiding mortals." "Tangle the feet" is good. t Yesterday wo had the pleasure of meeting t! Joseph K. I.ec, Esq., late of Philadelphia, | who has determined lo locate in this city and I enter upon the practice of law. Mr. Lee is a n | graduate of the " Institution for Colored Youth," a classical school under the supervision of the Friends, in Philadelphia ; also of the Howard University Law School at ; Washington. W Mr. Lee, upou leasing the school in the a : Quaker city, received very complimentary I letters from Prof. M. J. Jackson, and Prof, j E. I). Bassett, at present, Minister to Tfayti. v | The former says: n " I am not using Hie mere phraseology of * 1 recommendation, when I say tliat we have ! 0 ; found him to be a young man of strict integ- j rlty, excellent natural ability, and possess: 'n8> hy no means, inferior attainments. He rc is modest and couiteous in his demeanor, and, ! y i in my opinion, can be relied upon to fill, with j a( credit and success, any position in which lie j j may be placed." ; Upon graduating, In February last, Mr. . Lee was admitted to practice in the Supreme I ' Court of the District of Columbia, and on j t( j Tuesday was admitted to the bar in the Su- j ? 1 prcme Court of this State, now in session at i j Tallahassee. We extend to Mr. I.ec a cordial welcome,! j and wish for him the greatest success in his j s< j profession. There is at the present time, in b I this city, a grand opening in the legal proles- c sion for a colored man of industrious habits, y and correct moral principles, and of fair ahil; ity. We shall be disappointed if .'.ir. I.ee ; docs not achieve an honorable position as a al member of the bar In Florida.?Jarl.sour Hit I (Fla.) Republican. Tiie Underground Railway. A Record I of Facts, Narrations, Letters, &c., narrat- ol I ing the Hardships, llair-breadth Escapes, j and Death Struggles of the Slaves in their Efforts for Freedom, as Delated by Them- I" selves and Others, or Witnessed by the \ ci Author, together with Sketches of some of , tl the Largest Stockholders and most Liberal j Aiders and Advisers of the Road. By William Still. Illustrated with 70 fiuo engravings. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates. Buffalo: Rev. R. Jones, Subscription 11 Agent. E Many of our readers will be familiar with r the name of the compiler of this extraordinary a collection of narratives. William Still was ^ long prominent as one of the active spirits in . the management of the famous Underground ( Railroad. He is a colored man of fine per- 8' sonal presence and great intelligence. His i brother Peter was the horo of the book called : "Kidnapped and Ransomed : Beiug the l'ersonal Recollections of Peter Still and bis wife . j Vina, after Forty Years of Slavery." This book was published in 18.70, with an appendix ni by William H. Furncss, I). D., and an iutro- tc duction by the Rev. Samuel May, who died te recently, ' If we are not mistaken Peter still J visited this city while raising funds to ransom ! his family, and the writer of this believes be j '' i met hiui. j D 1 This book of William Still is a handsome \ jj 1 volume of nearly eight hundred pages. It is j ; one of the most striking books ever published. It tells a story that lias never been told be- j ! fore, of the secret workings of that mysterious ci organization known in old slavery days as the j S| "Underground ltailroad." The names and | portraits of the principal officers and agents j : of this organization are given, and a long \ w i list of the more exciting stories of escape | ti from slavery that came within the knowledge i it of these officers. There are enough plots, | I collection to furnish material for forty novels, o | Ilutnor, pathos, deeds of highest courage and I self-sacritlce are met with on nearly every I page. The book is the great epic of the col- n | orcd raco of this country, and will be long jj I cherished as such. The ltev. Mr. Jones, of a! : this citv. Is the agent for the sale of the q book. His residence is Xo. 515 Michigan 0 street. lie will doubtless call upon most of t< our citizens in person to solicit subscriptions, ?Buffalo F.xprtis. ? Sponges. J 1 While handling sponge in its prepared I state, as we see it in the shops, it is difficult ci to believe that it belongs to the animal king- a dom. Sponge, however, is not the animal tl itself, but only its skeleton, or framework, as it were. That which constitutes the living ai portion of the animal is removed in preparing tl the sponge for market. The animal proper w covers this framework, and is of a jelly-like nature?like that of other low forms of animal life. Various openings nnd channels u 1 allow the passage of water through all parts ei of the mass, and the gelatinous portions is j Is j furnished with microscopic hairs, which are j> capable of rapid motion, and by their means ; j water is drawn into nnd forced out of the j * i sponge. \t neu divided the living sponge , S1 | seems to suffer no inconvenience, but each in I part sets out upon its own account, lives on as if notbiug bad happened, and it becomes two sponges. Among the most curious'of the sponges are ol those known as the glass rope sponge, and ti the exquisite structure called Venus' flower- ' t< basket, both productions of the Eastern seas, j which were for a long time great puzzles to j naturalists. There are over two hundred and r( tifty species of sponge found in difl'oreul parts it of the world. They are mostly ma tine, a though few are found in fresh water. The jc best sponge of commerce is found in the Mediterranean, and is known as Turkey or Smyrna sponge ; this is obtained by divers.' Bahama or W est Iudia spongo is coarser, and j lc is sold at much less price. Much spongo is n gathered off the coast of Southern Florida. : js Indeed, tbo Florida sponge fisheries furnish i I employment to many men and boats. al The sponge is gathered by means of a long ' b pole, with two and sometimes three hook, ci upon the end. This is thrust down into the 1 sponge, which can be distinctly seen in clear watorat the depth of 30 feet. "As the fisher- , man must see the sponge, he can successfully ,s work only In clear and smooth water. They ". obviate the roughness by throwing upon the ! surface oil made from sharks that abound fn , these waters, or bv a pane of class set mm n 1 " I box or bucket; this they placu on the surface i f and use as a 9py-gliiss. The largo schooners j come to anchor, stud send out small boats to '' rish; but when the wincl is not too stn.ng, w ; the aiuailcr era It sail about, witn a nun on 11 | the fore-part, on the lookout for the sponge ; 0 they also have their small boats. The i , sponge, after It is gathered, is allowed to | J ; remain in the sun for two or three davs to i die. The gelatinous matter that is in them decays, and they aro then washed, bleached, 1 and baled for the market. jj a Botfio> keeps within the city limits g,oOG 1 e cows. Milk for the city also cotnes from other i parte of the State, and even from Maine and ' i New Hampshire. There are about 600 whole- ? tale and 4,000 retail dealers. Nearly 13,000 c cant of milk, containing in all about 67,000 11 quarts, are delivered dally. c ! A tocmo woman waa recently taken to ; the Insane Asylum at Augusta, Me., whose ] lnsanitv was caused by Impure vaccine mat- t 11 ter with which she bad been vaccinated a t ' few waeka previously. 11 TIIE NEW N A OJM HiCT OF COLUMBIA Thomas S. B'*-t?>j* anl Col. Wm. Bow ex, agent* for Washington, D. C. All communications relative to matters in he District should be sent In by Man-lay evening of each week. " Von, ' Cas-sius," hath a lean and hungry ook."?Shakspearo. Thanks to several friend* for gym|>ethetic ind stimulating letters. The comm.ttee on Sumner Portrait have lecided to accept no large subscriptions. The Alerts are out for nracticc. i >nr hanks f>r the election, gentlemen! We rcapt. T Masonic anil Odd Fellow news, glao I , cws of the churches, is solicited to this de- j . tart merit of our paper. ] Col. Jiowen and T. S. Boston, our city ' i gents, will caH on the citizens for subscrlp- \ 1 ions and advertisements. " Father I cannot tell a lie, Charles Sum- j cr carved those desk and tore down them j urtains." : i Miss AJdie V. Howard, formerly of Bus- < sn, lately of Louisiana, has been elected an 1 1 ssiatant In the Preparatory High School. j j Our associate, Prof. Greener, has been in- ' ited to deliver the annual oration before the hilosophian Society of Lincoln University, j j ixford, Pennsylvania. On dit that the younger Wormlcy, the , idoubtable W. H. A., is to have a hotel in l 'irginia among the mountains during this i nnmcr. It will cost when fitted up $23,000. j Veritas est moynvs et praexalebit. What of the Emancipation Ciub which was ' > be formed? Where are you Messrs. Com- ( littee ? I j The 1 Jtl?-st. Presbyterian fair closed after < sven weeks of labor. Joues, Jr. is in n terri-! j Iq state. He says he had to tramp a mile | j very night after his wife and bring her home. 1 ,'e were exceedingly lucky in drawing pitch-j < s for other people!! Wc are happy to j -1 atiouncc that the refreshment table did well. ] CONUNDRUMS. Who is Cordelia? j ] When will the teachers get the remainder ; " their pay ? | ^ When was the matter of purchasing a ortrait of Mr. Sumner proposed to the teach-, i rs of the Sumner Building, as suggested in ! ( ic amiable correspondence of a recent date ? , f ophronisha say s she has heard nothing of it- , As we Have j eretofore stated in the New National i Ira and Citizen, for the benefit of our : eadeis, the only place you can buy pure teas ( ud coffee roasted fresh every day is tho , .merican Tea Store, corner of Seventh and t streets. Go there, and you can buy your i 1 50ds at the lowest New York prices, tf ; j Board of Health. j We notice that one of our Sunday neigh-! r 5rs is much disturbed at tho arrangements i' aking by members of the Board of Health j > visit some of the Eastern cities in the in" I ( :rest of the health of our city. It is not dirticult to criticise and unjustly ud fault with the executive otlicers of our istrict, and especially the members of the ' oard of Health, engaged as they are in | volving new plans and systems that will 'j est conserve the sanitary condition of our ( tv. Any ignoramus can pull down and de-1 , :roy; to build is more difficult and import-' ( at. If half the efforts made iu destruction c ere devoted to study nnd valuable sugges- f ons the common interests would be infin- j ? ely advanced. i?. A Teachers' Institute. j rgAQt:atlon nnd Election of Officers oh j Saturday. The teachers of the county schools held a | leeting on Saturday last at the rooms of the ' ioard of Trustees, over Metropolitan bank. 1 ml after considerable discussion upon the t uestion of an increase of salary, resolved to ' ; rganizo a teachers' institute. Tho following j ;achcrs were chosen as otticers of the instiite: Mr. Joseph It. Keeue, President; Mi" , Imnia Miller, Vice President; Miss Itache. I . Stelle, Secretary, and Mrs. F. Douglass, ; r., Treasurer. " t A vote of thanks was also tendered to the , loard of Trustees for their kindness and ourtesy to the teachers at their last meeting, ; ud a committee was appointed to notity rem of the same. The Treasurer and Secretary here appeared nd agreeably surprised the teachers with leir salary for February, The next meeting 1 . ill be held the first Saturday in May. Through the exertions of the new Treas- , rer, Mr. Carter Stewart, the colored teach- f rs were paid for two months on Saturday 1 ist. President Johnson, Vice President :' yder, Prof. Vashon, and the Treasurer , ere wreathed with smiles while dispensing j reenbacks and checks. It was tho most t itereating teachers' meeting we have at;nded lately. Wc were troated to a glance i t the annual report of Superintendent Cook- I < f which we shall hare more to say at a fu- ' ire time. It is not yet circulated. Having j > wait sometime for the money, the teachers mused themselves by expressing their hor- j >r at the terrible condition of tho furniture ; i i the Preparatory High School, and their!1 dmiration at the gorgeousncss of the new , >unge in the Superintendent's office. i \ Some such law as Is referred to in the fol- s wing from the New York Times is much eedcd in this community. Until some plan perfected to relieve us from the thieverui desperadoes that infest our city, we car ut expect to be frequently shocked by suck riines as are committed by the Tom Wrightad Youngs oftbe community: No measure now pending before tbe Legisiture, excepting tbe Police Justices bill, is lore essential to tho welfare of tbls city lau that recently introduced by Mr. C. G. ornell, and recently passed by tbe Assemly, which is in tbe nature of an b&bitual riminals act. As tbe law now stands, pro:ssional thieves can invest street-cars theares, and other places of public assemblage, rith entire impunity, as the police can only jterlere with them when taking them in tbe vert act, or by an arrest upon complaint hat a particular crime has been committed. ,'nder tbe law, as tbls bill will establish it, bese marauders can be arrested whenever ound in any place where they would be likely o ply their trade, and, being taken before a i nagistrate, can be committed as vagrants, fbe law is properly guarded to prevent huse, and there can be no doubt that ila nforcement would result in driving tbe hieves to a great extent from our public .I.,.-. Am it,- Will 1 ml... . tlect than the belter protection of honest i 1 titans, we bope the Senate will not allow be session to end without affirmative action < ipon It. j The feeling of the colored men of the I >ietrlct of Columbia, who know Mr. Sumner i /etter tban any other* of their race, toward j heir life-long friend waa ahown yeeterday, > vben the proceeeion In commemoration of iTIONAL ERA A ft e.uam ipatlon In the Distri.:t hilled before hi? b ut * :th unaoeered heads while their hands played " Auld I-*ng Syne." Beside this, the orator of tb- day. Prof R. T. lirttner, poke very eloquentls of the great service* rendered to his race by Me-sr?. "omtrer and j Wilson, Chase and Cameron. Greeley and ; Phillips, Andrew and Curtin, and was par-, ticularly happy in his deacription of Senator ' Samner's interview with President Lincoln, when he urced the latter not to* leap without signing the bill for the emancipation of slaves : ijLthe District of Columbia.?.Vrr Fort Tri- j lit, ram. Cletcn learn of Fri-edcm. Ki?katl|mil? Ctlibrillu lmp?ln( I', o< ? i?loa ?Oral Ion by it. T. Ot?ltr-N? mark* by Frffdrrlrh Ufla|lait-Lctltr? from Prfildtttl Grauf, Vlr* PrrildHI WIG m, baaaior kamnar. Gariltt ealik aad Olbvra?Grand llall at tbe laau(ara<loa BalUiaf. Wednesday bein,; t!:o eleventh anniversary r>f the day on which President Lincoln signed the law declaring that henceforth slavery i diould not exist in this District, it was ap-' propriately celebrated hy the colored resi- i Jents of this city Thursday, the 17th. the : inclement weather of the preceding day rendering a display impossible. Nine o'clock was the hour set for the assemblage of the various organizations, but j the threatening look of the weather and their ' previous hard tuck seemed to have scared the nembcrs, for up to ten o'clock, with tlio ex:eption of a few mounted marshals and a :rowd of spectators, the rendezvous was unKcupled. As the day got brighter, however, the crowd increased, and it was determined that the affair should tnkc place, and up to >nc o'clock the different organizations narched up and took the places assigned .hem. About 1 '10 o'clock the order to match was pven, and THE PROCESSION" noved off in the following order: Detachnent of police under Lieut. Johnson ; Marine jand; Company A, Stanton Guards, Capt. Marshall; Company G, S. G., Capt. IJatson ; j :arriages, containing Dr. J. L. X. Dowen, president; G. \V. Smith and K. W. Tumor, j >ecretaries ; W. C. Costin, scrgeant-at-arms ; i Tohn A. Gray, Jerome Johnson, X. F. N. j" IVilkinson and Walter Lewis, chairmen of j :ommittees; II. T. Greener and F. Douglass, orators, and Kev. J. A. Handy, chapain ; Sixteenth district delegation, with Jor-' lan's drum corps ; S. 11. Williams, chief mar- j >hal. With them were a company of mounted ] nen, commanded by D. L. Martin, all bearng small flags ; hose carriage drawn by two liorses, on which was seated a female attired is the Goddess of Liberty. She was supported by the army and navy, represented by a diminutive soldier and sailor. S. J. Bowen l'ioneers, Capt. Heed ; South Washington Pioneers, Xo. 2, Capt. Tyler, headed )y the South Washington band. Shepherd Pioneers, King's band i West End Pioneers, Twilight Cadets, headed by drum corps; Eleventh, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth dis:rict delegations, John Itronsou, chief mar-' ihal; chariot drawn by four horses, and ; rearing a voung woman representing the ; Soddess of Liberty. She was surrounded by [iris bearing small flags representing the ieveral States. Laboring Association, No. j I, Lewis Willis and John Stoddard marshals ; 11 friends of Zion, with banners and flags, i narshaled by Ilcnry Bird ; Mt. Hope Lodge,! So. 7, Good Samaritans, E. Cooper, marshal,! ind the "Protective Union." In consequence of the lateness of the hour he route was somewhat shortened, and the issemblnge returned to the space in front of he City Hall, where they were addressed by Mr. It. T. Greener, the orator of the day, in | in eloquent'and instructive speech. He was j ollowed by Hon. Frederick Douglass, who i nade a short address in his usual happy style. ' Letters regretting their absence were then 1 ead from President Grant, Senator Anthony, | -enator Pratt, Hons. Horace Maynard, Benj. i F". llutler, A. O. Kiddie, S. J. Brown, Robt. ! larlnn X. fl. Orilivnv A. Af- rhnn on/1 I >thers, among which were the following : , i senator sumner h letter. Wasiiinoton, April 1C, 1372. Dear Sir : I regret that it is not in niv : )Ower to be with you according to the invi- , ation with which you have honored nie.; I'his is a day whose associations are as pre-1 ions to me as to you. Emancipation in the national capital was he. experiment which prepared the way for emancipation everywhere throughout * the :ountry. It was the beginning of the great nd. Here, as, in other tilings, you are an ex- j irople to our colored fellow-citizens in the I states. Your success here will vindicate the I capacity of colored people for citizenship,! md your wholo race will he benefitted | hereby. Here let me speak frankly. Much has ieen done, hut moie remains to he done, rhe great work is not yet accomplished. 1'ntil yeur equality in civil rights is assured ho pillar of your citizenship Is like the column n nor of Washington?unfinished and im>o?lt . t. There is constant talk of finishing iiat column at great cost of money, hut the irst thing to he done is to finish the pillar of rour citizenship. Here I shall gladly work, >ut I trust that you will all work likewise, tor be content with anything less than the vhole. Accept my thanks and best wishes, and jelicve me dear sir,faithfully yours, Charles Sumner. vice president wtlson's letter. Dear Sir : I am in receipt of your invita- j .ion to nddress the mnetinu to.mrirrnw wliicli : 3 to be held to commemorate the emancipaion of the colored people in this District, md I regret that I cannot accept, being compelled by prior engagement to leave the city o-night!

In looking back over the past twelve rears, and noting the wondrous changes so ihort a time has tuado in the fortunes of he colored race, let us hope that the retrospect will serve to stimulate them to greater :xertion for advancement in the future. I saw to-day the beautiful building recently srected for the education of colorea children, t building hardly excelled by any at the Sorth, and I am glad to see it bears "the honored name of " Sumner," my colleague for so nany years in the Senate. I was forcibly reminded of the change by emembering that when I took my seat here, I loruo eighteen years ago, the only attempt atj iducating colored people was by a Miss! Winer, a brave, devoted woman, who kept,' jy the aid of subscriptions, a smai! school for j :ob ed girls, and even that was met by >nc : s and threats of violence v'ery respectfully, II. Wilson. Knoxville, Tenn., April 12,1873. ; 1 ak Sib: 1 thank you for the invitation to participate iu commemorating the annivc.ohry of emancipation iu the District of CVurobia. Eleven years have now elapsed sir .< that event, and I am sure the most raphous will not deny that tho boone was H' ! worthily bestowed, and upon an appreciate people. The progress of the colored ace in that time has been truly marvelous, ind is excelled only by their prudence, for-; rjeara.nct, patience, and self-respect, ouali-' iies in which it was predicted they would he leflcient. A people capable of these things they cave already accomplished, need written sympathy, and our advice. The cne would >e misplaced, the other aupenluous. I am sorry that ray engagements will not illow me to be preaent at these ceremonies, ?nd to witness vour rejoicings. Yoa shall have my best wishes and congratulations. I am", very respectfully, your obbedient lervant, * Hoiiace Maynabd. WASilliiOTox, D. C., April 14, 1873. Eduard W. Turner, Esq., Corresponding Secretary, Sfc.: Dear Sib : I am in receipt of vour Invitation inviting rue to be present ana participate in the ceremanies commemorative of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln, issued April lStb, 1562. Id reply I have to state that my engagements compel me to leave the city to-day to be absent the entire week. But I assure you that I regard that day aa of same importance to vour people as la that of the Fourth of Jnly to the nation at large. It is meet, therefore, that you celebrate the day, that you hail Its annual iD CITIZES. ' return with tbariksgiv dig. festivities, m l joi that comine icmr be inspired wit i a sense of the inestimable boon conferre upon them bv the act of the martyred Pre* dent, and imbued with that spirit of Iibert and independence so essential to the preaei ration of the free institutions we all now s happily enjoy. By these peaceful deraonstra tions and your uniform eaemplsry dlsebarc of the high and important duties "of citiren ship you prove to the world the falsity of tb prediction that if freed you would be fouBi ungrateful for, and unmindful of, act* of julice and kindness, and as a class rou tvmih ?< _u < _; i if , ..... Kigcutuvi <hu mcuui hiiu revengetu toward your former oppressors. And permi me here to ?tate that I hare rejoiced to wit ness another evidence recently in^his Distrir of tha gratitude of your people in properl; resenting an attempted indignity on the grea champion of y cr cause, who will probably ere long, add another to the list of distin guished statesman, heroes, and martyrs whi have fallen by the assassin's hand for fear lessly maintaining your right to liberty am equality. 1 refer, of course, to Hon. Charlei Sumner, to whom, more than to any othei one man, ia tha African race indebted fo their deliverance from bomlnge and the' present elevated position among men. I.e honor and praise be his now and ever. I would have been glad to be with vou, bui must content myself by expressing the hops that all present will eu'joy themselves to th< fullest extent, and that your demonstratioi will be worthy the day, and the occasion servi to kee? bright the memory of the lamente. Lincoln, which it is Intended to couimeui orate. Thanking vou and those acting with vol for your kinil invitation, and regretting in; inability to participate in the proceedings am exercisea or the day, I remain, dear sir, moa respectfullv. vour Obedient servant S J. ilullEX. Philadelphia, April 14, 1873. Dear Sir: I deeply rearet that I canuo be present at the celebration of the enrnnci pation on the ICth inst. We are bow pre paring for our annual commencement, and cannot possibly be absent. All honor to the <!ay! And may your cele bratlon of so illustrious an occasion bo it every way a complete success. Be so good as to accept with my high ap appreciation of the courtesy of your invita tion the assurance which I have the honor t< be, most respectfully, " Fansy M. Jackson. LETTER FROM QERRIT SMITH. April 12, 1?73. Mr. Elder IF. Turner : Dear Sir: Many thanks for your invita' tion,and may the blessings of heaven descent, richly upon your assembly. Dear Abraham Lincoln must not bo allowed to fade fromoui memory. I am too old (7G) and too inflrn: to nice! with you. Very respectfully your friend, Gerrit Smith. After the reading of the letters the assemblage was dismissed. the grand ball. The concluding feature of the day's celebration, and a fitting one, too, was the grant ball given under the auspices of the general committee in the inauguration ball building, By ten o'clock the brilliantly-lighted building was well filled with the representatives ol our colored society, both male anil female and soon after dancing was begun. The several committees performed the du ties assigned them admirably, and the afi'aii passed ofl' to the entire satisfaction of thf participants. STATES AND TERRITORIES. .oulNlana. Important ( orreipoudenc e? Instruction* ol til* U?r ? ? ?. ?v... ?? ? Slurry Commantling the I'nlted States Troops In LouIiUiis. The followlug dispatch was received lieri through Major General McDowell: Xrw orlran3, April 18, 1873. Colonel W, /). Whipple, Assistant Adjutan General, Headquarters Aimv, Washington D. C.: Instructions of the Secretary of War of this date received. I beg to call attention to the dispatches of yesterday and to-day forwardei through division headquarters. It will lx seen by these I had determined to act undei authority of the President's orders of Marcl 5, to prevent violent Interference with the State government. If I am mistaken in thai view I should like to bo informed at once Since these dispatches requisitions lipr tht United States Marshal, in execution of judi cial process, have been received in cases oc curring in the disturbed district and othei parishes, and I have ordered troops to Mom roe and Alexandria, Louisiana, to act a; posse comitatus to the marshal, but the Governor of the State has made several requisisitions for troops covering ground in variou.1 parts of the State, stating the inability of th( local authorities to keep the peace, and il will therefore be seen how importaut it is 1 should have the right views of the instructions of the fifth. The instructions of this date would seom tc imply that I was expected to act only on the requisition of the United States Marshal ir the execution of judicial nrocess. As tin order of the 5th of March now stands it i? on that, no douht, Governor Kellogg bases his requisition. ' W. H. Emory, Colonel Commanding. Tlie order of the 5th of March referred t( m as follows: ilbanqrahters Army Usitkd States Washington, D. C.,March 5. Col, W. //. Emory, ifc., Nnc <Meant, La.: The President directs you to prevent am violent interference with the State govern merit of Louisiana. W. T. Sherman, General. The Acting Secretary of War has instrnctei the General cf the army hs follows: War Department, WA9niNOTON, April 19, ISTj. To the General of the Army: General : Ileferring to the dispatches o General McDowell and Colonel Emory o the 18th instant, by you referred to me, 1 hag to say that the order of the President conveyed in the telegram of the General o the army of March 5, made under the thcr existing circumstances of the particular case refers only to the government proper o Louisiana,"as represented by Governor Kel logg, which government, at its seat, the colonel commanding Is by said order directec to protect from being overthrown or iDter fered with in its direct functions by violence In regard to local disturbances of the peace in the State?uot direct violent attacks on the central organization of the State govern raent?the officer in command must be gov emed by the limitations of the order ot tin 18th instant of the Actiug Secretary of War directing him to aid the United States author itles when legally required, except that hi? action ueed not lie confined to any perliculai parish. If the State government needs anc desire* the aid of the United States troopn t< maintain the public peace, or prevent rebellion, the Legislature, or the Governor, if il be not in session, should apply to the President directly in the regular manner for surt aid. . Very respectfully, your obedient servant, (jfc-.aok M. KontsoN. Acting secretary of War. Tbo above was sent to Colonel Emory, by General Sherman for his guidance. The following is a copy of a telegram addressed to General Sherman by General Mc x/oweii, uaieu x ors, npni inu : Governor Kellogg applies to Emory foi troopa to keep the peace la Grant parish Louisiana. Emory ordered a company iron Baton Rouge. All boats refused to' taki troops up the river, averring that it woulc injure their trade. Applications were mad* to Collector at New Orleans for a cutter Reply, none available. Emory asks that th* Government be Informed of his situation, ant that be be authorised to seise a boat or tha a cutter be placed at bis disposal. Has au thorired tha quartermaster to charter a ape del steamer, and If socceealhl will send twi companies to remain In lbs district during lb* summer. It will require from fifteen to twent' days to march. r,! The Governor state* tbe local authorities J h ' are utterly unable to beep tho peace. Tbe d . foregoing :? the substance of a dispatch from j i- j Louisville. Isispatch in full by mail as soon ts y as received. I cannot but think that Emory | will be able to charter a boat. If not, he o I should not be without means of relieving the r ! disturbed district. Irvijc McDowkll, j . e Major General. ' ^ xtw York, April 1.*, 1*73. ' ?.?. j ! lirntrjl ft T. Shrrmom, fMMiiJiay Aiwy, ) ., f'jjMnptpni l>. C. : ^ j' Emory telegraphs ii is now certain he ] will get a steamer. J thought be would. He ^ t J !s now anti w to know If the Government 8 . approves of his course. I have telegraphed 11 him that bis sending troops to Grant parish k and engagmg a steamboat f ?r th;s purpose j j t was approved. Irvin McDowkll, ^ Major General Commanding. - Opinion or Hie Attorney General oni M - ithr In conversation with Attorney General *us 1 Williams y es tenia v, in reference to the I.ou-, for *! isiaua troubles, he said tho dispatches from bre r New Orleans, to the effect that the people eac r i are refusing to ]*T their taxes, are >eut out l r by the McEnery faction for the purpose of die t prejudicing public opinion against the Ad- ren | ministration. Some opposition is manifested, ; ual t but the people generally ncquiesi e in the ef- j our s I fortoof the government to collect thtso taxes, bet * j as the following dispatch received b> the At- gee ? i tornev General will show : nec j New Orleans, April 20?i/:30 1*. XI. I"fl . To linn. f!eor<]e II. Wt'Hanu, Atlotntu (iea- i I ere/. j 08 ^ t j Matters quiet in State, except in four or i r I five parishes. My communication to (Jen- j i j eral Emory requesting that troops Pe sent to ^ t ! these remote parishes was with a view to pre- I . I vent any possible outbreak. Tho statement ! that I issued commissions to fusion officers in | \ Grant parish, or any other than those first ! co. commissioned, is uutrue. The State taxes j I are being collected rapidly. Tax-resisting is i . . breaking down. Collections during the past . i thirty days exceed the collections for tho j . [ same time of any previous sear. Amount of i u" j taxes and liceusrs collected in the city during w.? . the first quarter of 1S72, $133,000. Amount ! I!.,1 ! collected the first quarter of IS73, $234,000. ! J " We collected but little during Jauuary and Jro . February, owing to political difficulties. 4\ ILLIAM P. KKLMMIU. ""J ' The Colfax assassins arc indictable for 1 ane murder under the Stato laws, but not so ' to 1 plainly under the laws of the United Mates, i ren The enforcement act, under which they would ; ken properly come, provides that if, in executing j hoc a conspiracy, murder is committed, the courts Wli can ascertain that fact and punish accord- j win in?ly; hut the question whether that net is 1 the I valid is now pending in the Supreme Court, lab i n win prooaoty ?o uecldoj in n few days. t!>.Mr. William* thinks the McKneiy faction lao i wants to create all the disturbance they can lool in order to force the President to take the j wer government out of the hands of Kellogg und 1 wer establish martial law. They can either take I win , | anarchy, rtr submit to the constituted authori- I hail | ties of the State. They will got nothing j hall | alse.? Washington Chronicle in it. [ j| j the Missouri met I ? had I Col.oitKti Schools.?Wc did well in the bov . year 1872 in the matter of establishing col- tho r bred schools, llut there arc-till many cases mei r of persistent neglect. I foui , IVriuit me kindly, but earnestly, to entreat } ing School Directors and Township Hoards to | less see that their yearly estimates, before the j moi close of the month of May, make provision ; sho i for the colored children of their sub-districts of and townships, as tho law requires. j win In case theso officers fail, it becomes the | the duty of the State Superintendent to return j the estimates to the county clerk for the neg- ove lected schools, a duty which the State Super- 'I intendent does not propose to shrink. Hut inti r this work must he done chletly through cor-1 ing , respondenee. Therefore, I request all inter- ; thir , ested persons in different parts of the State ; cloi to inform me in regard to all cln-scs of neg- 1 gus lect as soon after the lirst day of May nest j stei as possible. Dou't write to me that "Mr. | wai Jones in our school district has neglected or sun refused to return an estimate for a colored int' I school." By tho time I get a letter back to by , me giving Mr. Jones' address, subdistrlct fror and township, the chance of getting the esti- cha ) mates extended upon the tax book for this can i year will be lost. | saw 1 " Please state the number of tho township | witi : where the neglect occurs, tho number of the ' one r subdistrlct, and tho full name and port office ad- tuai i dresn of the town clerk. can i Finally, it is not my object in this appeal wor t to urge impossible or impracliuable tilings. '1 . I would only call attention to the fact that Km ! our educational interests have suffered more run from want of intere?t and neglect, than from liav I?:cuuiiiij imiuiuiv iiuu mi oim-r rituo'-! > '-in- Ill's billed. i wlii Let tiio year 1873 tell a diilorent storv. | few County Superintendent* will please di-trl- j wit buto thin circular, and secure its gratuitous i firm insertion in the next issue of their county | sur, papers. ' j woi John Montei ill, the State Superintendent. ' am Virginia 1 dea , "ft. > Richmond, Va., April 21.?The procla- ac ' mation of tho tlftcenth aiiiendinent wan cele- I the 1 brated here to-day with more than the usual i to < ; pomp by the colored people. The procession ; tac 1 : was the longest ever witnessed on any occa- I *hi ' j sion, the line extending about a mile and a ! of j half. The display of banners and other in- j we; 1 signia was quite extensive. There were not eng , less than six thousand persons in line, while | we ' the sidewalks were thronged along the whole \ o'cl I route by colored people participating in the 1 bat > I ilay's festivities. At tho head of the |>roces- '1 I sion marched the Attack's Guard, the only j nig commissioned colored military organization ?ru / | in the State, and following them was a large j sur( - j wagon representing the cur of liberty, which ' dea ; contained over thirty young girls dressed in 1 sev 1 white. An address was delivered to tho aid j I multitude in front of the City Hall by the | clei I Mayor, and after the processionists had com- ! hoc . pie ted their march other addresses w ere made wh i by some white and colored orators. N'o dis- tak , turbances occurred during the day boa ten Kentucky. er. f i ? mei ' Frederick Ilouglass, K.sq , spoke in l.ouis- bod t ville on the 21st instant, :;t the celebration mcl f of "the late amendments." There was a 1 grand ball as usual. IV. II. Gibson was ' President, Win. H. Ward was Vice President, j f and Burrell Wilkerson was Grand Marshal. J , j Kentucky proposes to iettie the question ,j,gj | 01 capital puiiinuuicui i>y tin.u^uie power to tjX(. . award the jienalty lor murder to the juries ij which convict. In most States, juries And pro [ it about all they can do to agree upon a ver- th?i , diet, without considering the tpieation of pun- ?eri . ishuient at all. Rut if the juries are to ??? . shoulder the responsibilities entire, why not the . ma ha the foreman the Judge, and dispense J?* with the services of that Oflii. al. *D'1 Ptansltanla r -- ' Noi 1 The fhiladelphla Telegraph undertakes to \,Kt , assure the 3",<xtO colored v oters of that elty but who have been protesting against the neglect aie I they have suffered at the hands of the Kepub hap litan party, that they shall have their " share net; , of the offices" if they only will make, their and demand "inside of ihe party, and not out of in , it." It appeals to tiiem not to go over to the Democrats, who have no offices to give, hut to stay with the Republicans and take their chances. All of which i* very dignified, and ?. ' exhibits a comprehensive grasp of political . ??*?- ? Mouth Carollnu. The sppoiuUnerit of Dr. B. A. Bozeman to to i the posUn&alership of Charleston gives gen- bfti eral satisfaction. A first class tu*a in 907 tog position vou place him. diet Representatives Elliott and Rama) are J" ruraiiiing after the labors of the session. ol/, Mr. Hainey goes to Vienna with bis charm- mr; Lag wife. diri " 1/* Texas. In ? eat The Galveston Suutdartl Is still flourishing er ' under the able editorship of Uea. tt. T. dst f Ruby. An able friend?D. A. a.?is still corresponding with it. 1 / 'Frm Ua Bom la* Oauita, n t >.r 11.UTi1 A Fight with Pirate*. i* Kntmy KtftlTfrt with Itolllnc Tar inJ Broken Olaaa llarrlklr ftutrhrrr-Fifty Plram Kill**. rfcp SchleeUrho Zrttvrj jrlnts tl.. wf extract fr>ni A letter of n young vi>- ti, 10 is now ?ailing on board the llrcmtn rk Coriolan: hi Monday, the lfth of February, 1- . 5 A. M.. we raised anchor and left th? mbavbarter mil. ?? " - * - " ?<> m imAirrnir orccn? OlOWThe pilot left us at a p. M Jur passage over the nineteen degree* lich | -era I e Bombay fp nt the 1 ;;< 1 t*ted Band a half month*', a- for weeks no !. ! i most tedious calms We k. ; : a! ,vn\ cut one degree fr>m the coa?t, and I ! ,ched the tenth degree of latitude, nhn, i night our attention w attracted by ee l?*chuukpn, which looked s mew-hat piciott*. The capta :i at once to< it thcui pirate*. As, however, there wa- tikad ere blowing, we hoped to cfiect ot;ape. Unfortunately, In U>? n. mlng t! w.u I d away, hut of tl.e three I -at* ? nlc --no jained within tight, whioh, how eve:, gradly crept tip to us, as we c< t;M see th "git glass it was moved h\ 1 ng < ar?. It ante apparent that a fight would le mtidable, and our captain made at once tl essary preparations for it. ,\ w h.t I lie via Monte Video to lloiid m , e I i .11 ? inon, not even it single g\n en ? i t' tain's small-barreled tw ice 1 r ?! y thing in the sh.t] e . - ?.. sad. ks we numbered, all hands [o'd. on . ' i, and eaeh of tho ouenty'a ! ' ' tired about four times as mtny, mtr t i ts were very gloomy indeed. So fir wo ild only see one lost, lh( otlM r tw of sight. It was ah tit tw > o'clc I". , when tho first boat cntna with n -1 ; distance, and kept astern of n-. e\ idenlly ting for the other boats toccnieup. They I not long to wait, for through the glass could see that one was coming up in front is and the other front the starboard ?ide. B one that had kept astern now opened upon us, which, however, to. 1 us no harm, ept that our eompass-ho* was damaged, I a few shots went into our tigging. lbs meantime, the boat coming nearer I nearer, the captain had or tiered the deck >c covered with 1 toiling tar, and, while this tained liquid, we had sledded it with broi glass; of course we had then to put ou ts ourselves to avoid cutting our feet. iat the raptaiu foresaw, happened; for n, after the first boat had conto alongside, pirates hoarded the ship, crying, " .VI! Allah!" ami came rushing toward us, y broke down, as tliev had theic feet rated by tho gla.-s. When the captain ted over the side to see how many there c in urn oiiai, quite a -power ot" spenri it nver our head-. Ton of in, among >ni 1 was, Imtchots, white tho others haud-nxes; w? divided our foreo one'forward, the other amidships, ti the. next moment wo were 1 ,g!.t nga.n it m, and tlia most horrible hatchery corniced. In tlio meantime, ti e second boat. I coma near, and placed itself under our r; from the cries wo heard we knew that re, also, a hand-to-hand Unlit had corniced with our men. Of our division ouiy - weru left stuuding, and of tlic one lightforward, only six ; all, liowi ver, inoro or I dangerously wounded. I w is sutler no 0 or less from a spear-wonn I in tin- lett uliler. Slowly, and lighting for every inch ground, we withdrew toward the stern, ire we made barricades of our lioats, while Malays cut otf tlie heads of the doa I, tied ai together by the hair, in i th.u . r their shoulders. 'he captain was sending -1, t 11. ; h 1 the crowd. We were well nigh le-pair, for what would hecoine of ui when the t! Iioat would arrive? Then, wlotl the el of smoke was driven awav l>v a sudden t of wind, we were delighted to see a uuor cotnln ? up, whieh, a moment after il, opened lire upon the third Imat, which k after a few shots. The pirates pimped > the water and tried to save themselves swimming; hut we saw that the Imals n thn steamer were lowered, and began t se after them, while the steamer herself le in full speed toward us. As soon as w o > this we picked up courage again, and, h a thundering hurrah, we threw ourselv s e more upon those pirates who still relied on board, mid cut down whoever le in our way. 1 then received another md in mv right ami. ?he steamer (which turn-d out to ho ail (lisli gunboat, carrying -is gun <i had overtlie boat lying under our how, tins satin* ing liseo left unguarded, and thru went iigsido the other olio, the oreupants of cli were mostly on board mi: -hip. 'I ho lliat were left in charge tie I to row oil Il tlie boat, but il lew weli-aiiued -le ts ii the steamer HOOl) dispatched them. I lie geou from the steamer attended t i .air aids, us all o| us, with the exeeptlon of captain, were wounded, ttu I ten do.id, ong the latter tlie tlrst mate. Viler wo had rested a little, wo the v l'..nl bodies of tho pirates overboard ah mi y. The prisoners were all condemned hv ourt-martiul to he hanged, and the crew of steamer made the necessary | so-pa ration* rarrv out the sentence. Hope., were nthed to tho j'urds of tiie steauu r and our II. tlie nouses wor?. i.Ill I il the prisoner*?one pull, and ten hod < * re hanging high in the air. Our ? ?, t'.m [aged twelve sailors from tin- steamer, " were all disabled, an I at uhout s;x lock, a breeze springing up, ve tho tie-field behind ui. "lie steamer kept near us iTur i,g tin: Ibst lit, and left us only alV r prowi.tig ?? witti is and ammunition, and .n 11v / iv op li<-r goon to us. The next .iv v., buried on; id, viz : the lirst mate, tie first i ar.'-nlei, en sailors, and one boy. I reiiiaiie: I disad for eight weeks, as had >'t. in through my shoulder. I.',dit ot tin lies of our comrades were w le.it h -els, leb some of the pirates h.el n.o-.t !;k"'y en with them wlieri tlu-v i<enpe I ov.ird. However, they can hn.hv have golfer with them, as the boats tie; inland also some sharks foil m- I tie- -w. uis and finished them off in;. I! v. II.. lies of the pirates were har f to look t i it of tie ni had their skulls b TIlC l.lisl C'OIIK-t. unt one hundred yens ago ? u <*t wai overed hy Montaigne. Jt ? . . : .1 and cult of observe*.or, ir r.o .If; d for its return. In Isg'i s?" .r.i'-. wm fn .1 Von itiela. and on o< . ( . red to be identical wilt, >1 u' 17"_ I r investigation showed that wa< *'?, , red in 180&, but wm then n.cojr.u?-i a* . ? ie. It was. therefor#, n j??-: *. i period of its revolution wan f . ir.i to L . * r* and eicbt month* It fan b?4 ?wii an ftiela a eoatet, from it* . -rer f ?5. The next two returns werr ?. i. ,ra ita observation#. no that it * i. ?. ,t a^ain afaetoriiy detected till 1 *v4 > It ? .? o ; in i ember a a 4 December of th . -.* ? .m of observer#. who noticed not ,.n/ ?n 4aua iri January it wat found t > ' ? . Vre i an ident atch a* *as ne\?r b?*for >? *:..? *> pen to a heavenly body, of wh ?. < c -.p a ion ha* ever been gtven. It as apiit in two, foraora*- month* wax observed as two ?3if 18t>2 it appeared agam. ao<J w-* ' - '* > ieta were nearly two mil!.oh * ' sy disappeared from n?* about t i / iteccber, and have n?-ver been *-?.*? ?*, agh they n?n?t have return ; J iu I . 18*56 nod 1872 'I he return of 18- 4 wat . i *u arable, but although the most powrj.-t ;1 *? pea searched for it, all was m >a.n. itset had vanished from the hearer;* he earthcrossed the orbrt of this comet about end of November. Professor Newton w& ?>>! nfer thnt, though lot', to i got, the fra/iuenta he cotoot would he seen About that t. u.e atr.k the Atmoaphere aa about.njr atari This pre lion was ful.y verbe ! b? lit event On thu n,n* of November 27, between the hours of Andeight, AremAtsAbleihower ofmeteort erred, the Astro no toe re of the Na?a. ObtervA f counted teeerAi hundred. And fulher. the sou on of their notion oorres ponded. As ueasi ocmid be judged, to thel of the ioet eenstl. nonwijuence, the WAshington Astronomers ertAic no terioui doubt thnt the meteoric iho * was re*:tr cnused bjr the eArth s uieet.ng thu >ris of the eomet. \ XbhltkH of women, it.? euul, *?'.? >'! * ^aching Intel; At Korl trie, CshA U.

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