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THE FKAXC9-4IEKHAS' WAE.
There can no longer be may doubt, that
there is to be a war between Prussia and
France. The acceptance of the throne of
Spain by Prince Leopold of Hohenzollern is
the pretext for this collision, but tie real cause
is deeper and has it origin farther back in
the past. Spain, Austria and all Europe
may be involved in this war, and it cannot
end without changing the map of Europe.
The "pos.-es-ion of the Prussian Provinces
on the left bank of the Khine ban long been
the favorite dream of French ambition.
Geographically these Provinces mar be said
to belong properly to the Empire, the Rhine
forming a natural boundary between France
and the German Confederation, although
the population of the coveted district is
German rather tlian French in iw sympathies
as well as in language. For many years
both Powers have devoted immense sums of
money to the strengthening of the frontiers
and ilieir reflective lines of approach."
No one can predict the result, but the
effect on thin country i plain enough to all.
The New York Herald rays:
"War in Europe will have its first effect
here bv immensely increasing the flow of im-migrant--.
Already every careful father who
cat" gather the ca-h and scent the coiscrip
tion afar off is paying the passage of las
Wv to America. From America they may
ret'uni liomc again richer than they went, or
the lather, iierchancc, may follow on the
voyage; from the army they would prohably
never return. And this result is secured to
Hi merely by the war fever, even without the
war. Next to the increase in im
migration will 1 a demand for
our breatistuffi nnd high prices for our splen
did grain cmi. If the war lasts we sliall
veil fill sonic big gun contracts, and our
workshop will bum ga-. Eurotic will go
on thedeiiior side of the books in a very
unqualified way. Our bond at fifft will go
down in the markets of Eurotic, for tliere
will liea nii-h for money to be handled in
I In' great financial transactions, and all values
held as investment will le on the market;
but this will lie only a first effect. Later it
will ! realized that the Iwnds of this great,
pni-ierou, jicaccablc people arc the only
securities worth holding, and they will lie in
demand at any price.
The Ifcpublicans of Illinois have cilled a
State Convention to meet at Springfield on
the lir.-t d.iy of Septcmlcr.
The liasis of representation will lie the vote
cwi-t for Kcpiiblican Presidential elector at
the election in 1808, and will be one delegate
for every five hundred (500) votes, and one
forctch fraction of two hundred and fifty
Tlii-. will make a Convention of oer five
'Mildred delegates. It is too large a num-
Lrttibuy. No imlitician could buy half of
' r a majority of the delegates. There is
"o ubt, then, that Illinois will have an
honevmvetionj honorably-made nomina
tions, an a ticket which will meet the ap
prov.il of r it citizens.
It remain. for the Republican Committee
of Kansas to Ky whether we sliall have such
a Convention d such nominations. No
valid olyection ca. be made to the ba-is of
representation in the Illinois call. One
delegate to every one hundred Republican
votes would better Mir, our younger and
more . liareely settled Stite, but the principle
is the correct one, and th only which the
jieojile of other States oonscK to be governed
by. The Convention in Kama is apt to be
only an enlarged caucus, which can be
irtndled and managed by half a dozen men.
If we have such a Convention this year, and
"pack" our nominations, we shall do a thing
which the jteoplc will remember and which
may lead to the most disastrous consequences.
It i- time our call was issued, and it Is time
we abandoned the plan which lias been, re
jected in every other State.
At the head of the French army are
eight Marshals of France, namely:
Count Vaillant, Count Baraguey d'Hillicrs,
Count Randon, and de Bceuf, F. C. Canrol
cit, M. E. P. M.JhlcMahon, (Duke of Ma
genta), C. F. Forey, F. A. Bazaine. The
army is divided into seven army corps.
The headquarters of the army corps are a
fi. Toulouse. .
tteneral lie L'Ailuiirault
t'eneral Cnuntdc I'alikau
... -.Ueueral IJefinvou
France ha 119 fortresses, of which eight
are of the first rank; Paris, Lyons, Stras
liotirg, Met, Lille, Toulon, Brest and Cher
bourg'. The fortifications of Paris are stated
to have cost $40,000,000, and, up to 18C8,
there had lieen expended on Cherbourg $34,
000,000. Pkusma now includes Posen, Branden
Imrg, l'tiiuerania1 Silesia, Saxony, West
phalia, Kliine Provinces, Holienzollern,
J.thde, Hanover, Franconia, Sclitesw!g-III-stein,
Duchy ttf I,auenburg and garrisons out
side of Prussia. The chief cities of Prussia
and their Hipulation, arc Berlin, 702,437,
Bn-lau, 106,7-H, Cologne, 126,203, Magde
burg, 103,'.tSl, Konigslicrg, 101,507, Han
over, 7l,G49, Frankfort on the Main, 78,
2I", Stettin, 73,602, Aix-laChapellc, 67,923,
Ikinttcn, Gl,Sfi5, Elberfcld, 64,732, Crcfeld,
.VJ.SST and Foseii, 53,'S3. Thcrearc twenty
seven fortresses in the Kinigdom.
Wasiiin;tox Irving drew S90.000 from
his last publisher as his "hare pf thejMofit
of ten year' sales of his works, and dur
ing his lifetime he earned $250,000 by his
pen. It is estimated that Sir Walter Scott
cleared $500,000 in twenty-six years. Dick
ens, it is said, left an estate of $450,000, and
he nrist have sjient at least a hundred thous
and dollars within the last twenty years. No
other author ever made to much money by
In a recent speech in the House of Lords,
Iinl .lohn Russell expressed his regret at
the rumored withdrawal of the British gar
rsni from Quebec, relating a personal anec
dote of the Duke of Wellington to prove
that this security ought not to lie lightly
tarted with, and that to hand over the for
, tress of Quelicc to he garrisoned by the Can
adian militia was a dangerous experiment.
Goon txm our Fakmfrs. Our afternoon
dtatches closed with the following: "Pro
visions and bread'tuffs excited and advancing
on account of the declaration of war in
Europe." This will be good for Kansas.
Our crois are finer and larger than ever be
fore, and our farmers will receive for them
the highest prices. Keep the breaking teams
in the field. There is gold in every furrow.
The Emperor Napoleon wears but' one
rinp, containing a valuable amethyst, which
Gen. de Bcauharnais, after being imprisoned
during the Reign of Terror, sent to his wife,
Josephine. Queen Ilortense wore this ring
after Josephine's death, and Louis Napoleon
has had it on his hand ever since his mother's
Congress has modified the tax on incomes,
by increasing the exemption from $1,000 to
$2,000, and by reducing the rate from 5 to
2 per cent. The result of this will be to
relieve more than half the number who now
pay the tax, and to reduce the charge upon
The June number of the Kansas Educa
' tional Journal has just been issued. It con
tinues to lie edited by H. B. Norton and to
improve in all the requisites of a first-class
i magazine for teachers. -
The homestead of Franklin Pierce has
lately been sold for a .sommer boarding
house, the antique furnijare, relics, Ac
being setained as attractions. The establish
ment brought $3,125. ''
The Sultan paid a Stoma violinist 10,
000 francs for one evening's playing.
amy and navy is the King. The chief of
the staff is General dc Moltke. The regular
army is divided into eleven corps or divis
ions, wkh the following commanders
Headquarters. ??!nrrs'l., i
1 Kanigsbnrg General e 3Iantetiri.
2 Stettin Prince tveamcK inumm.
3 Berlin Prince Frederick Charles.
General d' Atvcasleoen,
Genenl de btrinmeu.
General de TuaipUaf
Gennl de Zastrow.
General de Bittenfrid.
..General de Maostein.
.General deVoigts Rhetz.
The commander of the Corps of
Guard is the Prince Augustus of Wortem
berg. There are twenty-nine fortresses in
the Kingdom, of which five are of the first
Two enterprising Yankees have just
started a drove of horses from Los Angeles,
California, for this eastern world. They are
to be driven 850 miles, to Salt Lake, and
then put upon the cars for the East. They
were raised on the ranches near San Angeles,
and cost the Yankees about twenty dollars a
head. If this venture succeeds, an unlim
ited supply can be had from the same quar
ter, one single L. A. ranchman having thrpe
thousand more of the same sort to sell. It
is but a few vcars since drove of horses
were ttken across the Plains from Illinois to
Of the thousands who attended the funeral
at New York, of James W. Lingard the
actor, and who committed suicide by drown
ing, more titan one-half supposed they were
in attendance upon the funeral of Horace
Lingard, the comic vocalist, who wrote Capt.
Jinks ami other comic songs.
Mis-s Phelps, whose success began with
"Gates Ajar," is said to lie making more
money titan any American female writer.
And yet, during her school days, r.hc w.-n
considered the stupidest of her class.
Jefferson Countv Finances. Our
industrious and attractive County Clerk, A.
G. Patrick, Esq., furnishes us with the fol
lowing statement of the financial status of our
county at the present time:
At the date of the settlement with the
County Treasurer, July 9, 1S70, there re
mained of scrip iviied and uncancelled $3V
399,69, of which amount about $1,500 still
remain on the books uncalled for, leaving at
that date only about $1,800 of a floating del
in the shaiie" of scrip. The commissioners
established July 1st as the date of their fiscal
year, ami as thcrr had lieen the full amount
of scrip issued under the law up to their
meeting on the 8th day of April last, no
scrip was issued from that tlate until July
9th, althcugh his bills were allowed. The
tofctl amount of scrip signed by the chairman
of the Board on last Saturday was $9,449 69,
of which amount nearly $8,000 yet remain in
the books. The $1,500 issued to Mr.
Allen was drawn by Mr. Gephart, presented
and cancelled the same dav of issue. Total
outstanding scrip indebtethiO!, of the county
$11,349.38." Odxilonsa Indqiaulcnt.
How Will Thls Do? Farmer Nathan
White, living three miles this side of Eu
dora, gave us this item: On last Thursday
he finished thrashing his wheat, and
measured up 500 bushels of clean wheat,
raised on thirteen acres nearly forty bushels
to the acre. Who can lieat that? We will
be clad to record the answer. Laurence Tri-
Bourbon County. Mr. Cofliin, Deputy
L' nited States Marshal, has placed us
under oblications for the census returns
of Marion and Mill Creek townships.
Marion has 184 farm?, 8 manufacturing
establishments and 1,180 inhabitants. The
number of deaths during the year were six.
The oldest person in the township is a gen
tleman aged 84.
Mill Creek has 848 inhabiLints, 174 farms
-and one manufactory establbhment. The
number of dcajhs were seven during the
year ending May 31st. Fvrt Scott Telegram".
Iowa TowNSon, DoNirn.vx County.
Mr. Kin"-n, our accommodating County
Clerk, has furnished us with an abstract of
the Assessment Roll of Doniphan ounty,
which is a gratifying exhibit lor the county,
but more especially for Iow.i Township,
which is a young commonwealth in herself.
We venture to say she i ahead of any other
Township in the State, unless it be those
that have riticn in them.
The asfsessed value of the county is nearly
three and a half millions, of which Iowa
Township returns over one million, or
almost one-third of the entire county.
Within the last year, the county has in
creased in value about $425,000, of which
Iowa Township gains $184,187, or but little
short of one-half. Take off the railroad
valuation, which compri-es a great jiortion
of the increase in the county at large, and
the increase of Iowa township is considerably
over one-half of the whole, as she has no
taxable railroad property. The table also
shows that Wolf River Town-hip, but a few
years ago the least valuable, is now the second
Township in the county by ovcr$100,000.
White Cloud, too, makes a good showing.
Her iersonal properly valuation is over
$140,00. She has ahii(t $10,000 more jcr
sonal property than ihc entire township of
Washington, including the town of Wathena ;
alumt $30,000 more than the wholeof Centre
township, including the town of Troy; $12,
000 more than the entire township of Wayne
including the town of Doniphan; $107,000
more than the township of Burr Oak; $5,000
more than the entire township of Wolf
River; and $16,000 more than the entire
real and icrsoiial property of the township
of Marion in fact, more iicrsonal property
limn any entire township in the county, and
more than twice as much n- Burr Oak and
Marion combined. White Cloud Chief.
General Line's Monument. Yester
day morning, we visited the marble yard of
Messrs. Champ & Dunn, 218 Massachusetts
St., between Berkley and Quincy, where the
monument for Gen. Lane has just been set
up, so that the style of it can lie seen lieforc
being taken to the cemetery. This monu
ment is undoubtedly one of the handsomest
in the State, and the work reflects great
credit uiKn the skill of Mr. Champ, who is
a carver that thoronghlv understands the
business in all its branches. This monu
ment is of the best Italian marble, most
handsomely -tolishcd, antl elalioratcly carved.
The base is of Junction City stone, four feet
square and two feet thick; iqion this rests a
marble base eight inches thick and two feet
six inches square; u-on this marble base
rests what marble men term the "die." This
is likewise two feet square, and on one side
contains the inscription, which is in semi
circular form and raised Gothic letters. The
inscription simplv reads:
Tutllt " 1 ( IJ 4lia
'Gen. James II.
a six-inch marble
moulding, after which is a marble block,
twenty inches square, most elaliorately
carved, in Corinthian style, with acanthus
leaves. On this is a four-inch marble mould
ing. The shaft i five feet high, and upon
the top of this i a cap. Finally, the top is
finished, in handsome Corinthian style, with
acanthus leaves. The monument stands 16
feet high, and is valued at $1,000. As we
have licfore stated, it will be the handsomest
monument in the State.hnd. in securintr the
jo, Messrs. Champ & Dunn had to compete
wiin ijeavcnwomt, Kansas .uy and oiner
places, whose marble men were anxious to do
the work. They have shown themselves not
only successful, but worthy, competitors.
All who see this mastcrpiece'of art will agree
that Lawrence can turn out just asj-ood work
as any other city in the Union.
Messrs. Cham p& Dunn have a great many
elegant designs for work in this line, and we
can cordially recommend them to the public.
This monumeut to General Lane speaks vol
umes in behalf of their skill as workmen, as
all who visit their yard will testify. Law
rence Journal. " ,
The Wheat Crop. The present wheat
crop in Virginia is reported to be the largest
aui finest harvested for years. From all
parte of the country we ge about the same.
!, IU10 wntai Ma Jim va , i ym i " "
great demand we shall have from Europe if
the war really breaks out. Jbe old parson
who always prays for a long and moderate
war in EuropeisiBlowHTL Heiald.
Work on the Kansas Paciiic. In
formation has been received that four and a
half miles of track were laid west and one
mile of track was laid east from Denver, on
the Kansas Paciiid Railway on thelh,-fcnv
ing a gap of only eighty-two and a half miles
in the five hundred and forty-seven and a
half miles west of Wvandorte and eiaht miles
east of Denver. S. Lonix DewtotnsL
A lnaAfi ymvaIIa ltd mo j- a
that the middle point of the dome of St.
Peter's .and that of the nortico do not ooin-
MjlA 'hlA 1CmmM ' 1 S. ..
five feet, and mnstbe dae either to an origj
aal defect in coMtrncxioa or to the sabse-
qnent inclination of the axis, of part of the
Bird-catching turn been made a penal
"LetJmTpeKyt sjnyer which at;
last received a firrorable answer in America,
asd the end ef oar drama was thebeguning
of war on the continent of Earope. On
Friday, ' July :15th, Georgia w admittai
into tie Union, thas removing tie last obsta
cle to the successful termination of',fce
American war for the Union, and, W'tSe
same day, war was declared between France
and Prussia. Twoof the greatest of modern
nations arc shooting, "Let us have war," the
people being as hot for the fray ax their
rulers, and both nations seeming to be united
France contains about fortv millions of
people, and united Prussia about, thirty-eight
millions. They are equally matched, or
nearly so, in numbers being of the same
size of the United States and their armies
are not materially different in numbers or
effectiveness. The enthadasm will be as
great on one side as the other. Napoleon and
the Empire have more enemies at home than
King William, but they will not show them
selves unless the French armies meet with dis
aster. Such a result, shou.d it come early in
the war, might end the Empire, and drive
the Emperor from his throne.
France desires to have the Rhine for her
boundary line, but Prussia holds the Rhine
Provinces, on the left and east bank. The
war will probably ojten there, and Prussians
will have the advantage of fighting for their
firesides and their homes. Prussia also has
the moral support of this country, of Russia,
Spain, Italy, and probably of England. It
is felt that France is going to war about a
matter which did not concern her, which was
none of her business; and that, after Prussia
withdrew the candidature .of Prince Leopold,
France insulted her and attempted to humili
ate her. But the real struggle, of course, is
for supremacy, and neitlier nation was at all
reluctant about going to w :r.
The proliablc battle ground, along the
Rhine, is filled with historic places. The
Prussian boundary crosses the Rhine a few'
miles below Emmerich and continues in the
country which France hojies to gain to near
Rastadt. Wescl is a Prussian stronghold,
on the Rhine. The works were commenced
by Naiolcon, ami the garrison numbers
6,000 men. Dusscldorf is near, and is a
railway centre. Cologne, a little farther up
the Rhine, is also the terminus of many rail
roads. It has lieen a military point from the
days of the Roman Empire. It now
has a garrion ttf 7,00Q men, and eleven
forts. Aix la Cliapellc is unfortified, but is
a point of strategic importance. The as
sage of St. Menchould vas called by Du-
moiiriez the Thermopylae of France.
Verdun, Montmedy, and Longwy are all
strongly fortified. The fortifications of Metz,
in France, surround a city of 50,000 inhabi
tants. Thionvillc, also on the Moselle, is
regularly fortified. The Moselle h the most
direct line between Berlin and Paris, and
both nations have strong defences. Luxem
burg is on the boundary line, and is one of
the strongest placesin Europe stronger than
Vicksburg or Jerusalem, the latter of which
it is said to resemble. Saarlouis is the most
advanced Prussian fortress for the defence of
the Rhine. Ehrenbreitsiein, opposite Cob
lenz, on the Rhine, is its strongest 'defensive
point. It will admit a garrison for 14,000
men, and hold provisions for this force for
live years. Coblenz is surrounded by a strong
wall, and will hold an army of 100,000 men.
Mayence and Castel are fortified places.
Gustavus Adolphus fortified this point in the
Thirty Years' War. The fortifications of
Manlteim were destroyed in 1799. Landan
is a fortress often captured and recaptured,
Germersheim, on the Rhine, is very strongly
fortified. Pfalzburg and Strasburg are also
strong places. Rastadt, in Prussia, in the
eastern valley of the Rhine, is its most im-
Should there be a prolonged war, all of
these places will become as familiar to us as
an they ara to history, and at our American
battle fields became during our own war.
Some of them have been known to history
two thousand years, and the blood of thous
ands of men has been spilled in their defence.
The armies of two nations arc now marching
to these fields and heights, and no one can
tell how soon a great battle may lie fought.
THE BATTLE OF BI.EXllEI.ll.
The following jioeiii wai written by Robert
Soiithcy, once Poet Laureate of England. It
is prolnbly half a century old, antl is famil
iar to all but the new generation of reader.
We publish it now as having stiecial appll
ration to the war in Eurojie. Mr. Iuig
fellow's lines, "The Arsenal at Springfield,"
would also lie good reading 10-day.
II was a summer rtenins
OM Kasiar' s work was ilonr.
Anil lie licftirc Itii cottage tlKir
WasittiliK in the sun;
And liy him riortil mi the Rns-n
lli little grandchild Wilhrlinine.
Mi saw her lirother TelierLiti
Roll something Urge awl round.
Which he Inside the rivulet.
In playing there, had found;
He mine to ak what he hail found.
That wa o large, ainlMiiooth, and round.
OM Ka-ar took it from the! hoy.
Who tond expectant liy ;
And then the old man hook his head.
And with a natural sigh
"Tis some poor fellow's skull," said he,
"Who fcll in the great victory.
"I find them in the garden,
For I here' many here about ;
And often when I go to plough,
The ploughshare turns them out ;
For many thousand -men," said he.
Won-hin in the great vietory."
" Now tell us what ' twa all aliuut,"
Young I'eterkin he cries;
And little Wilhelmine looks up
' ' Now tell us all about ifie war.
And what they fought each other for.' '
"It was the English," Kaspar cried,
' Who put the French to rout ;
Rut what they fought each other for,
I could not well make out ;
Rut everyliody said," quoth lie,
"That M as "a Cimous victory.
' ' My father lived at Blenheim then.
Yon little stream hard by;
They burnt hLs dwelling to the ground.
And he was forced to It;
So with his wife and child he fled,
Nor had he where to rest his head.
Willi fire and sword the country round
Was warted tar and wide ;
And many a childbw mother there,
Aixt ncw-Wirn baby died;
Rut things like that, yon know, must he
At every famous victory.
Their ray it was a shocking sight
Alter the field was won
For many thousand bodies here
Lay rotting in the sun;
Rut things like that, you know must le
Alter a famous Tictory
"fJreat praise the Duke of Marllro' won.
And our good rrinee Eugene."
' Whv. ' twas a verp wicked thing!
Said little Wilhelmine.
' ' Nay nay my little girl ! ' quoth he.
"It wa a famous victory.
Ami everyliody praised the Puke,
Who this great tight did win."
" But what good came of it at la-t ? "
Quoth little Feterkin,
" Whr, that I cannot tell," raid he;
' But ' twas a tunou: victory. ' '
As the best settlement attainable at preser j
of.the Black Bob lands in Kansas, Senator
Ross had a provision inserted in the rniscel
laneous appropriation bill, directing the
Secretary of the Interior to withhold further
issuance of patents for these lands, and to
withhold his approval of any transfer of laid
lands and permit settlers now residing there
on to remain till farther action of Congress.
It further provides that this legislation shall
not disturb any vested rights.
The liquor-dealers of Boston seem to le
working together. When the appeal cases
of several proprietors of leading hotels, who
were prosecuted for violation of the liquor
law, were called in fhe 'Superior Criminal
Court of that city on Monday, no one re
sponded, and on investigation it was found
that the various defendants had "gone bail"
for each other and agreed to stay amy.
Cowley Cocstt now has 2,000 inhabi
tants. The hods belong to the Osages,-and
have nevtf- been snrreyed. Congress has
adjourned without making any provision for
their flarvey, or for securing any tkletothe
had. The people will not he very well
wi being anbbed in that way by
the fall text of the FaadaMt act, as passed
by both booaes to-day : ' "
Be it enacted by the BaMBB andJloaae ot
BepTW ntitives of the United Staf in Caa
glin laaMai That the, ecretary of the
Treasury is hereby aathotind to ivm in a
jmzuor soma not .exceadiag in aggregate
tin UnitatStiSjafikTaWnJaa he may
"prescribe, and of denominations of $50, or
some muitiplicate of that sum, redeemanie
ia coin of present staatkni value, at pleasure
of the United States after ten rears fto
date of their issue, and bearing interest,
payable semi-annually in sneh coin, at rate
at five per cent, per annum; aim a sum or
sums not exceeding in the aggregate $900,"
000,000 of like bonds the same in all .re
spects, but payable at the pleasure of the
United States after fifteen years from date of
their issue, and bearing interest at the rate
of four and a half per cent, per annum; also
a sum or sums not exceeding in the aggre
cate $1,000,000,000 of like bonds, the same
in all respects, but payable at the pleasure of
the United Mates in thirtv years trom date
of their issue, and bearing interest at the
rate of four per cent, per annum; all of
which said several classes of bonds and inter
est thereon shall be exempt from pavment of
ail ia xi-s or iiiuiCH 01 me u inicu raaics, as
well as from taxation in anv form, by or
understate, municipal or local authority;
and said bonds shall have set forth and ex
pressed upon their face tlie above specified
conditions, and shall, with their coupons.
be made payable at the Treasury of the
United States. But nothing in this act, or
in any other law in force shall be construed
to authorize any increase whatever of the
bonded dclit of the United States.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the
Secretary of the Treasury is hereby author
ized to sell and dispose of any of the bonds
L-sued under this act at not leas than their
par value for coin, and to apply the proceeds
thereof in the redemption of any bonds of
the United States outstanding and known as
5-20 bonds at their par value; or he may
exchange same for such five-twenty bonds at
par; but the bonds hereby authorized shall
be used for no other puniose whatever; and a
sum not exceeding one-Half of one per cent
of bonds herein authorised is hereby appro
priated to the expense of preparing, issuing
advertising and disposing of the atme
Sec .3. Be it further enacted, That pay
ment of any of the bonds hereby authorized,
after the expiration of the said several terms
of ten and thirty years, snail ne raaoe in
amounts to be determined from time to time
bv the Secretary of the'Treasury, at his dis
cretion, the bonds so to be paid to be distin
guished and described by dates and numbers,
beginning for each successive payment with
the bonds 'of each class last dated and num
bered at the time, of which intended pay
ment or redemption the Secretary of the
Treasury shall give, public notice, at any
time to be paid, when interest shall cease at
the expiration of three months from the date
of such notice.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted. That the
Secretary of the Treiairv Ls hereby author
ized, with anv coin in the Treasury of the
United States whichlic may lawfully apply
to such nunose which may be derived from
the sale of anv of the bonds, the sale of
which is provided for in this act, to pay at
par and cancel any six per cent bonds of the
United States, of the kind known as o-jj
bonds, which have become or shall here
after liecome redeemable bv the terms of
their issue, but the particular bonds so to be
paid and cancelled shall in all cases be indi
cated and buecified bv class date and number
in the order of their number and issue, be-
trinninc with the first numbered and issued
in the public notice to be given by the
Secretary of the Treasury; and in three
months after date of such public notice, in
terest on bonds so selected and advertised to
be paid, shall cease.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted tliat the Sec
retary of the Treasury is hereby authorized at
any time within two vears from the passage
rt . . .u r r .1 it:i
oi imsaci io receive goiu com ui me umwu
States on deposit for not less than thirty days,
in sums not less than $100, with the treas
urer or any assistant treasurer or the United
States or the Treasury to receive the same,
who sliall issue therefor certificates of deposit
made in such form as the Secretary of the
Treasury shall prescribe, and said certificate
of deposit shall bear interest at a rate not
exceeding 21 per cent, per annum, and any
amount of gold so deposited may be with
drawn from deposit at any time after thirty
days from dale of deposit, and after ten days
notice, and m return of said certificates, pro
vided tliat interest on all such deposits shall
cease and determine at the pleasure of the
Seereturv nf the Treasury, 'and not less than
2 j jier cent, of the coin deposited for or rep
resented bv said ccrtihcates of deposits shall
be retained in the Treasury for the payment
of said certificates, and any excess beyond 25
per cent, may be applied, at the discretion of
the Secretary ot the .treasury, to me payment
and redemption of such outstanding bonds of
the United States heretofore issued, and
known as 5-20 londs, as he may designate
under the provisions of the 4th section of this
act, and any certificates of deposit Issued as
aforesaid mav be received at iar, with inter
est accrued tfiereon, in payment forany Imnds
authorized to be issued by this act.
Sec. 6. Be it further "enacted. That Uni
ted States bonds purchased and held in the
Treasury in accordance with the provision
rel.itinir to a sinking fund of section 5 of an
act entitled "an act to authorize the issue of
United States notes and for tire redemption
orfundini: thereof, and for funding the float-
iii" debt of the United States." approved
February :, iw, and an oiner unueo
States Iwnds which have lieen purchased by
the Secretary of the Treasury with a surplus
of the funds in the Treasury, and now held
in the treasury of the United States, shall be
cancelled and"detroved a detailed record of
such Iwnds so cancelled and destroyed to be
first made in the books of the Treasury De
iiartment. Any bonds hereafter applied to
said Kinkinc lund. and all oiner unncu
States bonds redeemed and iiaid hereafter by
the United States, shall also in like manner
be recorded, cancelled and destroyed; and
the amount of Iwnds of each class that have
been cancelled and destroyed shall be deduc
ted respectively from the amount ot each
class of the outstanding debt of the United
States in addition toother amounts that may
lie applied to the redemption or jiavment of
the public debt. An amount equal to the
interest on all the bunds belonging to the
aforesaid sinking fund sliall be applied as the
Secretary ofthe 1 reasurv shall from time to
time direct, to the inymcnt of the public
debt, as provided for in section 5 in the act
aforesaid; and the amount so to he applied is
hereby appropriated annually for that ptir
iwse out of the receipts for duties on iiu-
Indian Oati-ata In lxa.
Mr. A. R. Roessler, in charge ofthe Geo
logical Bureau, ol the Ueneral Land Uthce,
who has lately been on a geological survey
through Texas, returned to Washington on
Saturday, and gives an account of an Indian
attack oil his party on the 30th of May last.
Mr. Koesslcr, with a guard of United States
soldiers and several citizens, while in the
northern part of the State exploring the ex
tent of the coal and copicr deposit1, was, on
the l.iti mentioned before, attacked by a
roving band of Comanches, and one soldier
ana two citizens were kiiicu ann scaipen, -Mr.
Roessler himself escaping by feigning death;
though he would undoubtedly have been
scalped, had not the troops succeeded, just
in the nick of time, in driving off the sav
ages. The party were at the time in Archer
county, on the Little Wachita river, from
whence thev immediately returned to the
point of starting.
The town of Alvarado, Gal., is to have a
beet-sugar factory. The works, which will
cost $75,000, are now in course of erection.
The capacity will be sufficient to crash fifty
tons of beets daily. Large crops of beets are
being raised the present year, and the fac
tory is expected to be in operation before
fidf. The company has a capital of $250,
000; the works will employ 100 to 150
hands, and the business will be under the
conduct of Germans experienced -in beet
sugar making in their own country. The
enterprise is the result of an experiment
made last year in Germany with the Califor
nia beet, which proved its superior "qualities
The bones of about 1,200 Chinese lately
reached ban rrancuco on their return to the
Celestial Empire. Thev had been gathered
up along the line ofthe Central Pacific Rail
road, and were all there was left of a regi
ment of laborers on that great work. They
are taken home in pursuance ofthe' contract
by which they were originally brought into
the country." !
The new anesthetic, hydrate of chloral, is
an all nwacaJoas remedy n tUirimm tremens.
Dr. George Balfour, of Edinbarf, has 'tried
Sa an ta kaVaaa tavaiai tftaaaa rf aaahTnrfaBl
Hint case which was one
violence." Two half-drachm dosesat one
Boar's interval produced sleep aai iiiiidta
patient. - -
.A. law ha jot
wfcirfc nmb. fimU lOininaitt fcV
submit to the
the smb. All the
aamit feaale stadeaw to
Froai the iVaataav Car, (Her.)
The Cekadabof this city yesterday dedi
cated their aew teaipbi,'. lately, erected and
fitted up. They began the work.aboat '4
o'clock ia the morning, when they and a feast
of roast fee; aid other fat thiaaa, sweet
meats, cakes, etc.. intmauntd with iim.
kneeling, bowing and praying, wkh the
itfiagot a brsns howitzer, borrowed for the
occarioa, the expkwon or eotnea
about with bamboo splits, and an
coasumptioa of are-cracker.
At noon they took a fresh start, and had
had another high old time. The temple is a
frame building, fronting to the east, and cost
auum ow. a.u? luwrivr as mwu up nun
aprofurioaof tinsel ornaments,' at a cost,
probably, of $300 more for the whole of the
decorations. In the west end of the temple
stands the high altar, and seated upon it are
three crowned and bearded godn or kings.
Two of these wooden gods have lone beards
and moustaches, while the beard of the third
is of the sailor cut. All three are seated
behind a sort of curtain, hanging down
from a canopy, and looped aside that they
may plainly be seen by their worshippers.
In front of the altar is a table upon which,
at noon yesterday, was exhibited a full
grown hog, roasted to a turn, with cakes,
Before the altar a number of colored can
dles were burning, also dishes, in which per
fumed woods were smouldering. Behind
this table was a narrow sort of altar, sup
porting large candlesticks adorned with arti
ficial flowers, colored papers and peacock
feathers. In front of this came another
table, filled with eatables, and small candles
and dishes containing burning sandal-wood,
eta The temple was crowded toufseation,
and even standing room could not be found
for more than three-fourths of those wishing
to enter. Some of the women planted lad
ders against the sides of the temp:e, and,
clambering Up them, managed to peep into
the windows and tops of the doors. :
The priests, who came to the temple in
procession about noon drcssel in their long
robes, presented quite an imposing appear
ance. The ceremonies inside, as near as we
could see, consisted in blessing certa:n robes
with which the gods were clothed, -blessing
the wine and food liefore the iople,. and in
many bows and genuflections.
All this time an accompaniment to the
chanting was played on a squeaking, two
stringed fiddle, with an occasional interfer
ence of sonic "loser" sounding instrument.
At length word was passed to the crowd wit
side that the ceremonies inside were conclu
ded, when bombs were exploded, fire-crackers
touched off, and for half an hour there
was a grand gunpowder jubilee, in the midst
of which the priest and big guns of.the tribe
marched out in double file and went their
Many worshipiici-K lingered within and
and about the temple, and even at tlie dis
tance of three or four hnndred yards the
faithful were to be seen mounted upon the
roofs of houses, drinking tea or wine toward
the spot where were cmhrined their gid.
Even up to a late hour last night there was a
great squealing of hogs in the direction of
Chinatown, and the chances are that all the
ceremonies arc not yet over. The Celestials
are as noisy in their worship as in .anything
else they undertake, and are only serious for
tlie short time .spent by them in muttering
and bowing before the images of their gods.
The Orange Blat in w York.
From the St. Louu Kciublican.
It is almost two hundred years since the
last of the Stuarts saw the fortunes of his
house go down forever on the hanks of the
Boyne, and fled into tliat ignoble exile from
which he was never to return. Had James
II. possessed half the courage and tenacity of
purpose which inspired those galknt Irish
men who stood by his side n that fatal day,
and whose descendants have since illuminated
every batt'e-field in modern Europe with the
light of their valor, there would be no statue
of William of Orange in Dublin, no Victoria
on the British throne, no riots on the 12th of
July to disgrace the name of Ireland and
make every true son and daughter of Erin
blush for very shame. It would certainly
seem as if the lape of two centuries ought
to have healed the breach between the parties
which met and fought at Boyne, but the feud
is as strong to-day as it was on thai gloomy
evening when, Irish blood shed by Irish and
English hands stained the waters ofthe his
toric stream whose memories bavecurdled into
undying hate. The Catholic Irishman feels for
the Orangeman a more bitter animosity than
he cherished for the English who have op
pressed both, and between the wearers of the
green and the yellow there seems to be a
great gulf fixed which no bridge of fraternal
love can ever span. These colors, reddened
so often with the gore of brave men, repre
sent the two factions whose quarrels and
hereditary antagonism have placed Ireland
where she is, and arc destined to keep her
there until the children of the l'oc and the
disciples of Luther are Hilling to forget all
else and remember only that Ireland is the
Niolie of nations, antl needs the united
guardianship ami affection of her offspring of
everv creed, such a mob as occurred last
Tuesday in New York does more to prolong
English supremacy and crash out the hopes
or Irish liberty than a dozen force bills kicked
by n dozen standing armies. It proves that
there is an irreconcilable feud existing
among Irishmen thcm-elves; a feud
which no amount of tyranny has yet been
able to heal; a feud, too, which rentiers it
impossible ever to unite the whole tieople
against the common cnemv. It"causcs the
reflecting iiortion of ttu-communitv to doubt
whether if, Ireland had her indeticndence to
morrow, she would not be rent aunder be
fore a twelvemonth had pasF.-d by the
same elements which exchanged bullets and
brickbats at Elm Park -two days ago;
whether, indeed, England does not rule Ire
land because Ireland Ls incniiaMe of iuling
It is time that the leaden of Irish opinion
in church and state should unite their efforts
and endeavor to put an end to such disgrace
ful aftairs as this. They are tin wort liy of a
chivalrous, high-spirited race, a foul blot
iqion a record made illustrious by great
sufferings antl great heroism, and while they
last arc riveting the fetters of bondage which
might have been, should have been, broken
long ago would have been, too, were it
not for the very hatreds which these mobs
Tittisvillc, Pa., has 8,000 inhabitants.
There are 287 incorporated colleges in the
There were 148 cases of suicide in the
FrussLnii army last year.
A practical man wants to make a lager
beer vault of the Mammoth Cave.
A baby, lioni with a horse's head and
three tongues, died in Brooklyn last week of
French and Spanish wines are fast dis
placing ale as a drink among tlie middle
classes of England.
A lady of title, the widow of an Irish ieer,
is among tlie regular recipients of out-door
relief at Lambeth Work House.
In Provincetown, Mass., on the Fourth of
July, an old hen attacked a toqiedo, and, by
persistent pecking, caused it to explode and
Mow her own head oft".
A Mrs. Connell, in Willimantic, Conn.,
enticed a little girl into her hoa-e lately,
and forced her to drink liquor until she was
drunk. On reaching home the poor child
fell down stairs and broke her arm.
Sacramento has on exhibition a sixteen-
pound lump of pure gold taken from the
mines near Shasta. Its value is about $3,
500, and it is said to be entirely free from
qaarta or other impurities.
,A iockof pigeons had the temerity to fly
into aavtai ? of thees, in Virginia, a few
days agojwhereuponthe spiteful honey
makers set to and stmaf them to death.
The census just taken in Hungary shows
the population of that country to amount to
15,429,238 souls. Of these 7.09&M7 are
males and 7,732,291' are females The cen
sus taken in 1857 cave a population of 13w-
68,513 eoulsso that the popuhuieri of Hun
gary has increased since that time by 1,666,"
Berlin is growing more rapidly than any
city in fcurope. , in leoz it was the cigala in
the order or European capitals, n. popula
tion being 250,000; in 1869 it was the third,
onlv London and Paris its superiors, its pop
ulation betag 800,000. - -
An Italian fisherman, in San Francisco,
lately run a ash-bone into the palm of his
hand,' which produced lock-jaw. reuniting in
death. jj-j- jJ
tjudbee observed Jthnt.wJ the south of
Cpain. wnea ine sotnn wina jhuwf, unen
(preta out to bleach, instead of heoaung
white, attains a slightly yellow tinge. That
from . the fimarav earned ataag'Jfc the wind.
11 An ialnMd very lontr lines! VTbr 1
l.wiM PU1"4 !? :
atr. Kafla taMM to K
From tka Toledo Blade.'
Iabt DV.Emnr S'ioox.
Sixth Wash, New'Yobx,
July 6th, IsTO.
I runup ra oo York hut week on spec
ial bizaeas. I -saw ;in a newspaper that
maty-five Chinese had located theroelves in
North Adams, MassydtoosH, and therein I
saw a gleam uv life' fur the Dimocrasy.
Here, sed I tn nayself, ia richness. Here'iz
what will wunst more fire the Dimocratic
heart, and rouse Dimocratic mdignashun.
The Dimocrisy must ollux hev an inferior
.MMA MMjl MSW ? Wtf. tuft., 1m6 4th ,!! I.
IK, mnjww u. s- in.1 hots. as; Cfa I
Providence steps in at the nick uv time and
furnishes us the Chinaman.
Iramejitly on my arrival, I sought out the
Dimocratic Central Committee uv our ward,
and called a meeting uv "all laberin Ameri
kans, uv the 6th Ward, opposed tn the in
terducksl:?n uv form pawper laber into
Ajaerika''." Teddy O'Ryan, which rum the
Shamrock S'loon next door tn mine, and
Dennis O'Shaughnessy, and Pat O'Flynn,
and Jemmy 0'FalIon,and Terence McCool,
and Jemmy O'Brien, all uv 'em runnin
S' loons in the block the Harp uv Erin iz
located in, entered into the matter with sperit.
We're rivals in bizness, but thank Heaven,
in politics we kin act Uigcthcr ez a unit. Our
interests are identickle.
We tried tu get sum shumakers and brick
masons aod sich like tU attend the mcctin,
butthaaS insistid tlia wuz twobizzv.
In the evenin the mcctin wuz convened in
the back room uv the Harp ov Erin,
Teddy O'Ryan in the Chair, and Dennis
Covey (lwr tender for Pat 0(Keefe,) az
Secretaryi A Committee on Resolutions
was apmntcd, consisting uv Jemmy O'Fal
lon, Pabcy McShanc, nnd Jimmy Shccney.
The Chairman remarkt that the cumin uv
the barbarous Chinezc tu tlie Eastern States
hed filled him with profound alarm. Esa
laberin man, he soltimlyprotestetl aginst
bringin iirin lawpcr laber tu tlieze happy
shores to conqictc with us. With all hiz
sole he protested agin this importashun uv
iioverty-stricken furincrs tu Anieriky. He
hoped the meetin wood do itsdooty in this
matter. "He wood intertloose tu the meetin
Mr. Jean Jacuiics Pierre La Tourctte, a gen
tleman from North Adams, Massachoosits,
vhare this outrage agin Amcrikan laber wuz
Mr. La Tourettc riz ami add rest the
meetin in French, ez he couldn't speek
English, he havin bin in thu country only
ten munths. We procured! a Frenchman
wieh cood speak English, who translatid
him fur our benefit. Mr. La Tourctte re
markt that the principal thing laberin men
lied tu contend with wuz imported w
per laber. The Chinese wich hed bin ad-
vented in North Adams, Massachoosets,
wuz an inferior race which cood live or
nut bin and cood consekently work fun
nuthin. They hed none uv the babbits and
tastes uv civilizashun. They did not drink
licker; in fact, one uv em, Oh ing Choy, did
not know what licker wuz. Exnrcshun uv
disgust from the entire asssemblv. One
hundrcn uv biz ccple bed bin indoost ten
munths ago tu cum tu the Yoonited States
frum Lower Canady by the promise uv
esiai rues, ineni wicnemigraiiu wiin mm
frum lower Canady hedn't anythinin pertick
lertueat in that country, and still less tu
wear; in fact, one half uv cm wuz bein sup
port id by the parish authorities. We cum
the Yoonited State", the manufacturers
payin our fare on the rale roads, cxectin tu
nnd a land nv good wages and plenty. Wat
hezbinthc result? Whv jest ez we hed all
jiued the Crispins and established who shood
and who shood not laber in iNorth Adams,
and likewise wat wages shood be paid, and
how they shood be Jiaid, but before we got
control uv tlie books uv the concero, we arc
confront id with forin pawper laber brought
frum a forin shore, and we are out in the
cold. Mr, La Tourctte remarkt, that when
he sed "wc," he spoke uv hiz associates. He
didn't laber himself he wuz a friend uv hu
manity, whoze bizness it wuz tu organize
laberin men aginst tlie encroachments uv
, Dennis Covey, our Secretary, wantid tu
know wat wages wjz paid them ignerant
Mr. La Tourctte anshred about 22 cents a
day, wich anser, ez it wuz considered essen
shel tu be put on rekord, I rit down, ez Mr.
Covey's early e:lucashnn hed bin neglecktid.
"Good Lord!" ejackilated Teedy Ryan,
."that's only two drinks and a fifth! We
to uttta lihop ov tit it "
want no Hitch laber ez that.
Father McG rath, after givin notiss that
next Sunday a butiful guilt image uv St.
Bomiface, wich hed bin prescntid his church
wood be dlsplaid for the adorashun uu the
devout, demanded tliat tlie most stringentist
laws shood be past preventin the immigra
shun tu this country uv hecthen and idola
tors. He helccved in religotis tolerashun,
but the ijee nv a josa-hoiisc bein ereckted in
No York fill'-d him with alarm, and wood
prevent it by all the jiower uv the law.
Jemmy O'Fallon retiortid the follerin
Whakeas, Cernain blotid aristo crats in
Massychoositts hev importid iencrant and
decraded Chinese to take the place uv the
lalierers in that State, and,
Whakeas. The leaders uv the Dimocrasy
uv Noo York iz the cspcshul champions uv
'laber, lharefoiir by the feeders uv the Dim-
obrisy nv oo ork lie it
ie.ilctl, Th.it the Dimocrisy hez alluz
held that Tree Jalicr iz the fafcsiiard uv
Ainerikan liberty, 'ceptin south uv Mason fc
Dixon's line, whare it hez alluz seamed tu
us that laber shood be owned bv the most
Iicxoltcd, That the inniortashun uv forin
Kiwpcr laber intu Massychousetts iz an inva-
shun uv the rites uv the Ainerikan laberin
klass wich shood lie resistid onto the dcth.
Crizeiiv "UoimI furycz, Jemmy! Be dad
we'll all vote furthot! Lave Jemmy O'Fal
lon fur Mitin a thing nately!" And under
the excitement uv the moment the nliul as
semblage jined in singin "Wcarin uv The
Green," 'ceptin La Tourctte, who bn-t out
in theMarseillase him.
Ifoolcctl, That tu the end tliat laber in
this country may be free ami unrestrictid, we
kotinsil all uv our friends in North Adams
tew immejitly kill all the Chineze, and awl
uthers whu koncenU to work with em.
Resolved, That Anieriky hez bin the refuge
uv the npprest uv all nashuns, and ez we are
determined it flicl alluz be sitch, wc protist
aginst any Chineze kiiming on cny terms
Letters indorsin wot we ihood tin fur the
kaws ii v laber wuz reseeved frum Hon. John
Morrisscy, Hon. Benjamin Wood, Fer
nandv Wood, and uther distinguished
frcmis uv laber.
Patsey McShaue commenH a sjicach on
the hcciiiousncss uv imiiortin pawr laber,
wich wood hev hed a good effekt, Nit Johnny
Mctjuade wich don't like him, interuptid by
askin how long ago it miz that he and all
hiz bruthen' ami cuzzins wuz takin out nv a
work-house in Ireland and lied thair fair
pade tu this country by a ralcroad cumpany,
ami whether when he l.mdid he hod a decent
rag to hisylock or a cint in his iockit. Mr.
MrShane retorted by wantin to know cf the
McQuades, iverv mother's -on uv em, lieJn't
bin in the same fix. The argyment wuz
konkluded by the tewcliiichin, ami in a tniri
nit the entire assemblage wuz indulginin
the botitifulcst rite I hev ever seen in Noo
York. Nevertheless tliare wuz good ackom
plisht, czwe hev this lalwr muvent farely on
I shel go back tu Delaware immejitly, fur
thare iz muvements uv importance tliare
wich iz aliout tu be kommenst 1 hev tu
draft an address tu the Dimoorisy uv that
State. Petroleum V. Nasbv.
(Wich wuz Postmaster.)
The Democracy of Washington county,
Ohio, recently declared, in county meeting,
that " the so-called adoption of the Fifteenth
Amendment was a chamelcss mockery, hav
ing been consummated by fraud in the North
ern States, and by the tyranny of the Federal
army in the South ; " and also resolved that
" This is a white man's government, made
by whitemen for white men and their ios
terity." Senator Ro has defeated Sid Clarke in
his attempt to steal tlie Black Boh Lands trom
the settlers. So that Clarke has the infamy
of his record and of robbing the land, patents,
and with no lands to show for it. .But his
" attorney's fees " are secured.
Oxe Don Jnan Foster, haj a rancho in
Los Angeles ami Diego counties, California,
containing 300 wpiare miles. lie can ride
twentyeven miles in a straight line without
leaving his own land. So says a California
The idea of having but one sermon Sun
day, aad holding the Sunday School as a
atntiiatc ia becoming popular in large towns
Ihe Methodist Chwch in Canada, after
deaah ajad oumt rumn has lnriiaaVliiii
aaaaaaaaK naaaaar uu anar Bwaaaawaai aww awawaawm.awBBBi aaaaaaru aaaa a
lthowwadahii ing the past yar. '
- iv vrxgpjl
KlV ?! 1
Bat bow nbjr' rkfctt a rweeetoa' 1
Om net of tt -, ayfcaai.:
Win nam ihi 111am ihr"!
And dawn t atr feet we an lea.
She ana dp Wc voire 14 a stiaate
Her cnUata ara Ion ant tn bag t
Tosee there b aothiaa-fftta wrong.
The richt to twbt Wat tkat are aiatpleil.
In every ztiaTaetat way ;
To autil and to teste
The eat at her ease.
To crow aad to cn all the itay.
The right to a lore that b pnrwt,
The right tab another' a own lore!
The right to a gakle that b rarest.
To lead ber wee footsteps abate.
Her sweet little awuth she upraise.
A pare a a ruse, dew iasfearied!
The nsht to oar kLsara aad prabn.
Oh, these are her right, o'er the world!
TV Litttr QpmwL
BT F. BBET HASTE.
We all knew that Mr. Thompson was
lookingTfor his son, and a pretty bad one at
that. That Ire was coming to California for
this sole object was no secret to hit fellow
passengers; and the physical peculkritiens as
ws well as the moral weaknesses ofthe miss
ing prod'gal were made eoually plain to us
through the frank volubility of the parent.
" You was speakinir of a young man which
was hnng for sluice-robbing," said Mr.
Thompson to a steerage passenger, one day;
'be vou aware of the color of his eyes?'
"Black," responded the passenger. "Ah,"
said Mr. Thompson, referring to some men
tal memoranda, "Char-les's eyes was blue."
He then walked away. Perhaps it was
from this unsympathetic mode of inquiry;
perhaps it was from that western predilection
to take a humorous view of any principle or
sentiment persistcnly brought before them,
that Mr. Thompson's quest was the subject
of some satire among the passengers. A
gratuitous advertisement of the missing
Charles, addressed to "Jailors and CSuar
iltans," was circulated privately among
them; everybody remembered to have met
Charles tinder distressing circumstances. Yet
it is but due to my conntrrmen to state that
when it was known that Thompson hadem
lorkeil some wealth in this visionary project,
but little of this satire found its way to his
cars, ami nothing was uttered that might
liring a pang to a father's heart, or imperil a
possitile pecuniary aavantage oi ine saiinm.
Indeed, Mr. Tracy Tibbet's jocular proposi
eion to form a joint-stock company to "pnw
jiect" for the missing youth, received, at one
time, quite serious entertainment.
Perhaps, to superficial criticism, Mr.
Thompson's nature was not picturesque nor
lovable. His history, as imparted at dinner,
one day, by himself, was practical even in its
singularity. After a hard and wilful youth
and maturity in which he had buried a
broken-spirited wife, and driven his son to
sea he suddenly exjierienced religion. 'I
cot it in New Orleans in '59.' said Mr.
Thompson, with the general suggestion of
referring to an epidemic. 'Enter ye the
narrer irate. Parse mc the bean?.' Perhaps
this practical quality upheld him in his ap
parently hopeless search, lie had no clew
to the whereabouts tif his runawavson in
deed, scarcely a proof of his present HW-
cntv. From his indifferent recollection of
the boy of twelve, he now expected to iden
tify the man of twentv-five.
It would icem that he w.issiK.Wssfiil. How
he succeeded was one of the few tilings he
did not tell. There are, I believe, two ver
sions of the stnrv. One, tliat Mr. Thomp
son, visiting a nospital, discovered his stm
by reason of a peculiar hymn, chanted by
the Rtiflerer, in a delirious dream of his Iwy-
hood. This vernon, giving, as it did, wide
range to the finer feelings of the heart, was
quite popular; and, as told by Kev. Mr.
Utuhington, on his return from his Califor
nia tour, never failed to satisfy an audience.
The other was less simple, and, as I sliall
adopt it here, deserves more elalmration.
It was after Mr. Thoii)-on liad given tip
searching for his son among the living, and
had taken to the examination of cemeteries,
and a careful insiwction of the 'cold hie
jacets of the dead.' At this time he was a
frequent visitor of 'Lone Mountain a dreary
hill-top, bleak enough in its original isola
tion, ami bleaker for the white-faced marbles
by which San Francisco anchored her de
parted citizens, and kept them down in a
shifting sand that refused to rover them, and
against a fierce and iersistent wind that
strove to blow them utterly away. Again-t
this wind the old man opMM-d a will quite
as iicrslstent a grizzled, hard face, and a
tall, cratie-liound liat drawn tightly over his
eyes antl so spent days in reading the mor
tuary inscriptions audibly to himself. The
frequency of scriptural quotation phased
him, and he was fond or corroborating them
by a iiockct Bible. 'That's from Psalms,'
he said, one day, to an adjacent grave-digger.
The man made no replv. Not at all rebuff
ed. Mr. Thomiistiii at once slid down into
the open grave, with a more practical in
quiry, ' Did you ever, in your profession,
conic across Charles Thomtison? ' ' Thomp
son bed d,' said the grave-digger, with
great directness. 'Which, if he hadn't re
ligion, I think he is,' responded the old man,
as he clambered out of the grave.
It was, perhaps, on this occasion, that Mr.
Thompson stayed later than usual. As he
turned his face towards the city, lights were
beginning to twinkle ahead, and a fierce
wind, made visible bv foe, drove him for
ward, or, lying in wait, charged him angrily
from the corners of deserted stiburlian street.
It was on one of these comers that some
thing else, quite as indistinct and malevo
lent, leaiicd upon him with an oath, a pre
sented pistol, ami a demand for nionev.
But it was met bv a will of iron and a inip
of steel. The assailant and assailed rolled
together on the crotind. But the rcxt lini
ment the old man was erect; one hand
trraspinK the caiitured pistol, the other
clutching at arm's length the throat of a
figure, surly, youthful awl savage.
'Younznian,' said Mr. Tlioinon, setting
his thin litis together, what might lie your
The old man's hand slid from the throat
to the arm of hi prisoner, without relaxing
'Char-lot Thompson, come with me,' he
said, presently, and marched his captive to
the hotel. What took place there has not
transpired, but it was known the next morn
ing that Mr. Tliompson had found his son.
It is projier to add to the above improba
ble story, that there wa nothing in the
young man'sappwranceor manners to justify
"it. Grave, reticent, and handsome, devoted
to his newly found parent, be assumed the
emoluments and restionsiliiliJflSof his rw
condition with 'a certain serious, ease tmtt
more nmrly jipproachcd ttatJChich. Sah
Francisco society UcaA, "ntKF--n'jne
Some'chose to despise this quality as a ten
dency to 'psalm-singing;' others saw in it the
inherited qualities of the parent, and were
ready to prophesy for the son the same hard
old age. But all agreed that it was not in
consistent with the habits of money-getting,
for which father and son were resqiected.
And vet, the old man did not seem to be
happy. PerhajM it was that the consumma
tion of his wishes left him without a practical
mission; perliad- and it is lire more proha
hle he had little love for the son he had re
gained. The obedience he exacted was freely
given ; the reform he had set his heart upon
was complete; antl yet, somehow, it did not
seem to please him. In reclairainz his son.
he lutd fulfiled all tlie requirements, that his
religious duty required of him, and yet the
act seemed to lack sanctification. In this
ierplexity, he read again the parable of the
"rodigal Son which he had long ago
adopted for his guidance and found that he
had omitted the final feast of reconciliation.
This seemed to offer the proper quality of
eiremomonsnes in the sacrament between
hini-elf and his son; and so, a year after -fJae
appearance of Charles, he set about giving
him a party. 'Invhe everybody, Char-les,'
he said, dryly; 'everybody who knows that
I brought" vou out of the wine-hwks of
iniquity, and" the company of harlots; and
bid them eat, drink and be merry.'
Perhaps the old man had another reanon,
not yet clearly analyzed. The fine house he
had built on the sand-hills sometimes seemed
lonely and bare. He often found himself
trying to reconstruct, from the grave features
of Charles, the little boy which he but dimly
remembered in the past, and of which lately
he had been thinking a great deal He be
lieved this to be'a sign of impending old age
and childishness: butcomiwr. one day. iahk
formal drawing-mom, ujion a child of one of
tire servants, wno naa sirayea ureiein, ne
would have taken him in ais arms, but the
child Sed before his nizxkd face. So that it
seemed eminently proper to invite a aamher
of people to his house, and, from the array
nf Jskn Francisco maidenhood, to select a
damrhter-in-law. And then there would he
a chinVa boy whom be could "rare up"
from the beginning, and love as he did act
Werwereallat the party. The Smith,
Joneses, Browns, and Kebtnsom also came,
ia' that fine low of animal spirits, unchecked
by any respect for the entertainer, which
lima ndiaam annhf haw rtrrn n I ill T Tl nf rfnf
vamaraaar nn asaaa aaawiR aataa hm aaaBBBBBi au Bzaa-aaiaBaaasaBaaBLai mam
of mare aw to aaa BMnntann iw
tabntitheaoeaal potation of UKactomJ
la-fccc, Mr. Braty TiUeta, having
titmajiiK'.imiMltJd "-"-- remarkahl
atteatrjaetthe senons regard ot Mr. taaav
Tstanauaoa, who anpreachea mm, saymc
amiafty: 'You look ill, Mr. Tibbets; ki aw
tuadml yon to your carnage. Kescst, yoa
lMaaaL aadl'Uihwsw yoa through that window-
This way, please; the room is dose
and atatitming.' It is hardly necessary to
say that hat a part of this speech was audible
to the company, aad that the rest was not
divulged by Mr. Tibbits, who afterward
MgMf the sudden illness which kept
him from witnessing a very amus
ing incident, which the fastest Miss Jones
characteriaed as the 'richest part of the
Uow-ottt,' aid which I hasten to record:
It was at sunner. It was evident that Mr.
Thompson had overlooked much hwlessness
in tae conduct en tne younger peupie, in hk
abstract contemplation of some impending
event. When the cloth was removed, he
rose to his feet, and grimly tapped upon the
table. A titter, that broke out among the
Joaes girls, became epidemic on one side ofi
the board. Charles Thompson, from the.
foot of the table, looked up in tendtr per
plexity. He'a going to sing a doxology
He'a going to pray' ' Silence for a speech,'
ran round the room.
' It's one year to-dav. Christian brother
and sisters,' said Mr. Thompson, with grim
deliberation, 'one year to-day since my son
came home frami eating of wine husks and
of spending of his substance on harlots. (The
tittering suddenly ceased.) 'Look at him
now.) Charles Thompson, stand up.'
(Charles Thomtwon stood up.) 'One year
ago to-day and look at him now.'
He was certainly a handsome prodigal,
standing there in his cheerful evening drew
a repentant prodigal, with aad, olicdient
eves turned upon the harsh antl unsym
patheitc glance of his fnthSr. The youngest
Ml Smith, from the pure depths of ho
foolish little heart, moved unconsciously to
'It is fifteen years ago since he left mj
house,' saitl Mr. Thompson, 'a rover and :
prodigal. I was myself a in.ui of sin, C
Christian friends a man of wrath and bitter
ness' ('Amen.' from the eldest Mi-s Smith
'but, praise lie God, I've tied the wrath t
come. It's five years ago since I got th
peace that passeth understanding, llav
you got it friends?' (A general and stit
chorus of 'No, no,' from the ctrK, and 'Pas
the word for it,' from Midshipman' Cove r
the U. S. sloop Wcthersfield. ) 'Knock an
il shall be opened to oit.'
Aim! when t tound the error ot my way
ami the prceiotisnes, of grniv,' continue
Mr. Thompson, 'I came to give it to m,
son. By sea and land I sought him f.tr, ani
fainted not. I did not wait for him to com
to me which the same 1 mit;ht have tlont
and justified myself by the 15ook of liooki
hut I sought him out among his husks, .in
' (the rest of the sentence was bv-t in th
rustling withdrawal ofthe ladies). 'Work!
Christliu friends, i my mono. By thei
works shall e know them, and there
The particular and accepted work to wide
Mr. Thomson was alluding li.nl turned qui
lle, and was looking liedly toward tl
on door leading toward the cr.ind.i, Intel
filled by gaping servant., and now the sect
of some vagne tumult. As the iiniiecoiitii
tied, a man, shabbily dressed ami evidctitl
in liquor, broke through ths oiosiii:r pu
dians, anil staggered into the ioom. Tl
transition from the fog and darkness wit hot
to the glare ami hat within eidciitly da
zled and ttitied him. We remmed h
battered hat and pa-.-ed it once or twitv b
fore his eye-ir a- he sb-adicd himself, but tl
successfully, by the Itack of .1 chair. Snddci
ly his waiiderim; jjltnce fell ti'ti the
face of Charles Thompson; and, with
gleam of child-like recognition, and a wee
falsetto laugh, he darted forward, caught
the table, iisct the glasss.( ami literally ft
upon the prodigal's brttisi.
'Sha'lv!v d d ol' scoiin'rel, hoo e
' 'Hii-h? sit down! Iiii-h!' said Char!
Thomtison, hurriedly, ciideaoriiig to exti
rate himself from the embrace of his tine
'Look at 'in'.' continued the stranger, tu
heeding the admonition, ltd suddenly hob
ing the unfortunate 'liarles at arinV lengtl
in loving anil undisguised admiration ofh
festive appearance. 'Look at m! Ain't 1
nastv? Sha'N, I' prowof jer!'
'Leave the hoit-e!' said .Mr. TlnmitwH
rising, with a dangerous look in his cob
gray eye. 'Char-lcs, how dare win?'
'Simmer down, ole man! Sh.t'Is, who
th' ol' bloat? Kb?'
'Hush, man, litre, take this!' With ncr
ous I ami-, Charles Thotiiso!i tilled a gl.t
with liquor. 'Drink it and go- until t
morrow any time, but h-ave us! t
now!' But even then, ere the miseral
wretch could drink, the old man, tiale wji
lKbssion, was iqioii him. Waif i-irryiug hil
in hi powerful arms, half dragging hi
through the circling crowd of frightclK
guests, he had reached tlie door swung o
bv the waiting servant-, when Charb
Thompson started from a sts-miiig stiipiH
The old man ttotqnit. Thtough the oi
door the fog and wind drove chilly. 'Win
does this mean?' Lea-knl, turning a lleft
face on Cliarles.
'Nothing but stop for (Sod sak
Wait till to-morrow, lm(, not to-night. B
not I implore you do this tiling.'
There was something In the tone of U
young man's voitr stunt thing, pirh.q,
the contact of the struggling w left h he he
in his jxiwcrful arms, but a dim, imlelini
fear took iMts-c-ssioii of the old man's livat
Who?' he wlii-i-wl, hoanely, 'Is lit
Charles did not an-wer:
'Stand hack, th-'re, all of you,' thunder
Mr. Thompson, to the crowding guesj
around him. 'Cliar-Ies come hep-' I cod ''
mand you I I I Is-g you till me wh
is this man?'
Only two tier ns heard tjw an-wcr th: "
came ttintlv from the liiw of CTiarhMThomi
'Youksok.' : '
When day brok".- over thehLii k s.nnl-liilli
the guests had dqiarlcd from Mr. Thoiii ,
son's banquet hall. The lights still Isinic i
dimly and coldly in the deserted rnwi-
deserted by all but three figures, that hue (
died together in the chill drawing-room, a,
if for warmth. One lay in drunken slum
heron a couch; at his feet sat he who h .
been known as Charles Thoiiiison; and U
side them, haggard and shrunk) n to half hi
size, bowed the figure of Mr. Thompson, hi
gray eyes tited, his clliows uu his kne t
ami hw hands cla-jied ovtr his ear, :n if 1
shut out tlie sail,. entreating oicc t it seenief
to fill the room.
'(Sod knows 1 did not set al-oiit to nilfull,'
deceive. The name I gave th.it night w.i
the first that came into my thought -lb.
name of one whom I thought dead thfdi0
jaomte comianion of my shame. And whet
you questioned further, I iimiI tne knowis;i
that I gainttl from him to touch jour heat
to set me free only, Iswi-nr.forth.it! Bn
when you told me who you win, and I firx
saw the oiening of another life before mc
then. O, sir, ir I ws hungry, liomek-si)
ami reckless when! I would hate robld yot
of your goM, I was. heart-sick, Iwlplcsw ant
desperate when I would have roMied you o
The old mail stirred not. From his Iuxu
rious couch the newly found prodigal snore f
' I had no father I could cl.iim. 1 neve
knew a home but this. 1 was temped.
have been liapny vcrv Iiappv.' 9
He nisc and stotsl before the old man.
'Do not fear tliat I shall come Iwtweei
your son awl his inheritance. Ton by I lean
this place, never to return. The world i
brge, sir, and, thanks to vonr kindness,
miw see the way by whiclran honts.t liveli ;
hood is gaiiMsl. (Jood-by. You will m!
take my hand? Well, well. Gol-by.
He turnetl to go. But wTien he hat
reached the door, he suddenly cawj- back
aad, raising with both hands thewgrizzlet
head, he kissed it once and twite. 9
There wa.. no replv. q ,
The old man ro-e with a frightened air,
and tottered feebly to the W. It wat
open. There came to him the awakened
tumult of a great city, in which the prodi
gal's fooWeps were lost forever. Orertand,
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