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I AM DYING.
The following beautiful poem we trans
fer from our scrap-book. It was clipped
from a once living but now dead Weekly.
It is rarely we find such a contribution to
the columns of a secular newspaper. It
is sweetly, touchingly sad. Editor.
Haiso my pillow, Iivabauil, dsarest
Fa'.Dt aud fainter comes my breath ;
Anil these shadows uttaling slowlj,
Mu.t. I km, be thuse of death.
it down clous beside nie, darliog,
Lwt mo olap jour warm, sti-ur.g hand,
Y'mr'i that ever has 8u?.tuiued mc.
To the borders ui tuts lucd.
For your God and mine our Father,
Tbence shall ever lead cie on ;
Where upon a thruito eternal.
Sits His loved and only Sob.
I've had visions aud boen creaming
O'er the' past of joy and pain :
Year by year I've wandered backward,
Till I was a child again.
Dreaming of girlhood, and the moment
When I stood year wife and bride,
Iiow my beart thrilled Love's triumph.
In that hour of woman's pride.
Dreamiog of thee and all the earth hord3
Kirmly twined about my heart
Oh ! the bitter burning anguidh.
When I first knew we must part.
It has past and God has promised.
Ail thy footsteps to atteud.
lie that's more than a friend or brother.
He'll be with ycu to the end.
There's no shadow o'er the portals.
Leading to my heavenly home
Christ has promised life immortal.
And 'tis lie that bids me ooaae.
When life's trials wait around thee.
And its chilling billows swell ;
Thoul't thank Heaven that I am spared them,
Thuul'tthen leel t.iat "all is well."
llring our buys unto my bedside,
31y last blessing let them keep
Btit they're 6lecpiug da not wake them.
They'll learn soon enough to weep.
Tell them often of their mother.
Kiss them for me when they wake.
Lead them gently in life's pathway.
Love them doubly for my sake.
Clasp my hand still cleser dar'ing.
TUU, the last nls'ii of zcy life.
For co-morrow I shall never
Answer, w hen vou call ire "wife."
Fare thoe well, my noble huabaud.
Faint not 'neath the chast'ning rod.
Throw your strong arm aronnd our children.
Keep them close to thee and God,
Glass Cars cn a Glass Eailroad.
A DRFNKARD 8 DSEAV.
It soerned as though I had been suJ. -denly
aroused from my slumbers. I
looked around, and found myself in the
centre of a gay crowd. Tba first snsa
tion 1 experience! was that of being
borne along with a reculiar gentle mo
tion. I looked around, and found I wss
in a long train of. cars, which were glid
ing over a railway many miles in length.
It was composed of many cars. Every
car opened at the top, was filled with
men and women, all caily dressed, all
happy, all laughing, talking and singing.
The peculiar gentle motion of the cars
interested mo. There was no grating,
such as we hear on a railroad. This, 1
sav, inierested me. I looked over the
side and to my astonishment found the
railroad and cars male of glass. The
glass wheels moved over the glasn rails
without the leait noise or oscillation.
The sofi, g'iuing motion produced a feel
ing of exquisite happiness. I was hap
py. It seemed s if everything was at
rejt within. I was full ot peace.
While I was wondering over this cir
cumstance, a new sight attracted my gaze
All along the road, on either si!le, within
a foot of the track, were laid long lines
of coIIlns, and every one contained a
corpso, dressed for burial, with its cold
whitft face turned upward to the light
The sight filled m with horror ; I yelled
in agony, but coull make no sound The
g:iv throng around me only redoublod
their songs and laughter at the sight of
my agony; and we swept on, gliding on
with glass w heels over the glass railroad,
every moment nearer to the bend of the
road, far, far in the distance.
'Who are these ?"' I cried, at last,
pointing to the dead in the coffins.
''There are the persons who made the
trip before us," was the reply of the gay
est perion near me.
"What trip ?" I asked,
"Why, the trip we are now making
the trip on the glass railway," was the
"Why dothey lie on the road each one
in his coffin ?"'
1 was answered by a whisper and a
half-laugh which frozj my bio d:
"They were dashed to death at the end
of the railroad," said the person whom I
"You know the railroad terminates at
an abyss, which is without bottom or
measure. It is lined with pointed rocks.
As each car arrives, it precipitates its
passengers into the abyss. They aar
dashed to pieces against the rocks, and
their bodies are brought here and placed
in the coffins, jis a warning to other pas-
senger, but no one minds it, we are so
i happy cn the gbss railroad."
I can never describe tbe horror wua
which these words inspired me.
"What is the name of the rl-.ss rail
road ? 1 I ar-ked.
The pors&a, whoui I addressed, repliei
in the same strain
"It is very asy to get into the cars, but
very hard to get out; for once in thes
cars every one is delighted with the soft
gliding motion. The cars move eo gent
ly! Yes, this is the railroad of IIauit,
and with glass wheels we are whirled
over a gla-s railroad into a fathomless
abyss. Jn a few moments we'll be there.
n&4. they'll bring our bodies and put
them in coffins as a warning to others,
but nobody will mind it, will they?''
1 was shocked with horror. I strug
gled to breathe, and made frantic f ff rts
to liap from the cars, and in the struggle
awoke. 1 knew it was only a dream, and
yet, whenever I think of it, I oan see that
long train of cars raove gently over the
glrtss railroad. 1 can see the dead in
their coffins, clear and distinct, on each
side of the ro id. While the laughing of
the gay and Lappy passengers resound in
my ears, 1 only 6eo those cull faces of
the dead, with their glassy eyes uplifted,
and their frozen hands upon their white
It was indeed a horrible dream. A
long train of glass cars, gliding over a
glass railroad, freighted with youth,
beauty, and music, while on either hand
are stretched the victims of yesterday
gliding over the fathomless abyss.
An Eloquent Tribute to General
I'y Gen. Vm. Prf-ston, c f Kentucky, on
the occasion cf the Jleinoria.! Services
he'd in Louisville at tlia time &ftha death
of the great Con fed jrate chieftain.
"-.. Chirnr.on, La -lies and Gentle
1 i.iei ; 1 led tnuc i: wi-iiii l" very ouii-
cuU lor me to add any eulogy to those
which are contained in the resolutions of
the committee, or a more merited tribute
of praise than those which have already
fallen from the lips of the gentlemen who
have preceded me. Yet, on an occasion
like this I am willing to come forward
and add a word to testify my apprecia
tion of the great v'rtuea a-d admirable
character of one that commands not only
our admiration, but that of the entire
country. Xot alone of the entire coun
try, but his character has excited - more
admiration in Europe than among our
selves. In coming ages his narae will be
marked with lustre, and will be one of
the richest treasures of the future. 1
speak of one just gone d"wn to death ;
ripe in p. 11 tlm noble attributes ot man
hood, and illustrious by deeds the most
remarkabla in chaiacter that have occur
red in the history of America cince its
discovery. It is now some two and twen
ty years since I first ma le the acquaint
ance of General Lee. He was then in
the prime of manhood in Mexico, and 1
first saw him as the Chief Engineer of
General icott in the Valley of Mexico.
I see around me two old comrades who
then raw (Jeneral Lee. Us was a man
of remarkable personal beauty an! ?roat
grace of body. Ha bad a tiaished form,
delicate baud?, graceful in person, while
here and there a gray hair srreaked with
silver the dark locks with which nature
had clothed his nobis brow. There were
discerning ruin is tba? appreciated his ge
nius, ind saw in him th coming Captain
of America. 11 is comrnanier and Lis
com riides appreciated his ability. To a
club which was then organized be bs
lor.ged, together with Gen. MeCM.'an,
(Jen. Albert t"id ney Johnston, Gen. Ileau
regard, and a host of others. They re
cognized in Lee a master spirit.
He was never violent; be never wran
gled, lit was averse to quarrelling, and
not a single difficulty marked his career ;
but all acknowledged bis justness and
wonderful evenness of mind. Jvm? in
telligence, combine 1 with these qualities,
served to make him a fit representative
of his great prototype, Gen. Washington
lie had been accomplished by every finish
that a military education could bestow.
1 remember when General Lee was ap
pointed Lieutenant-Colonel, at the same
time that Sidney Johnston was appoint
ed Colonel, and General t?cott th.j ught
that Lee should have been Colonel. 1
was talking with General 5c:t5 on the
subject long before the late struggle be
tween the North and South took place,
and ha then s'iid that Lee was the great
est living soldier in America, lie didn't
object to the other commission , but be
thoaght Lee should have been first pro
moted. Finally he said to ma with em
phasis, which you will pardon ma for re
lating, ' I tell you th.it, if I were on my
death bed to -morrow, and the President
ot the United States should tell me that
a great batilj was to be fought for the
libei ty or slavery of the country, and
asked my judgment as to the ability of a
commander, 1 would say with ray dying
breath, let ic be Robert E. Lee." Ah!
great so'dier that he was, princely Gen
eral that be was, he has foliiilel his mis
sion, and b'rna it so that no inviiious
tongue can level tho shafts of calumny at
the great character which he has kfi be
Cut, ladies and gentlemen, it wasn't in
this that tbe matchless attributes of bis
character were found. You have assem
bled here, not so much to do honor to
General Lee.but to testify your apprecia
tion of the worth of the principles i ov
erning his cha'acter; and if the minds
of this assemblage were explore!, you
would tnat there was a gentleness and a
grace in his character which had won
your kiye and brought forth testimoniils
of universal admiiation. Take but a
single instance. At the battle of Gettys
burg, alter th attack on the cemetery,
when Lis troops were repulsed and beat
en, the men threw up their muskets and
said, 'General, we have failed, and it is
our fault' 'No, my men,' said he, know
ing the style of fighting of General Stone
wall Jacksoa, 'You have done well; 'tis
my fault ; I nra to blame, and no one but
me.' What man is there that would not
have gone to renewed death for such a
leader ? So, when we examine his whole
character, it is in his private life that
you find bis true greatness ; the Christian
simplicity of bis cbaractpr and bis great
veneration fir truth and nobility, the
grand clemKirs of bis greatness. What
man could hive Itil down bis sword
at the feet of a vietoiions General with
greater dignity than did he at Appomat
tox Court House? He 1 til down bis
sword with grace and dignity, an 1 se
cured for LU soldiers the best terms that
fortune would permit. In tint he sliows
mariic-i greatness seldom shovn by great
After the battl? of Sedan the wild cries
of tbe citizens of I'aris went out for the
blood of the E mieror; but at Appomat
tox, veneration and love only met the
eves of the troops who looked upon their
commander. I will not trespass upon
your time much further. When I 1 ist
saw him the raven hai? hnd turned white.
In a small village church his reverent
head was bowed in prayer. Th" hum
blest .tep was that of It.ibert E. L-c a
he enti re 1 the portals of the temple erect
ed to God. In broken responses ho an
swered to the services of the church.
Noble, sincere, and humble in his reli
gion, be showed forth his true character
in laying aside bis 6word to educate the
youth of his country. Never did be ap
pear more noble thati at that time. He
is now gone, and rests ia peace, and has
crossed that mysterious stream that
Stonewall Jackson saw with inspired
eyes when be asked that he might be per
mitted to take b"i3 troops across the river,
and forever rest benoath the shadows of
Musio and the Age.
Modern music is the last gr-at legacy
which Koma has left to the world It is
also remarkable as a ili tiaci prodact of
Ciiristiau civilization.. Christianity end
ed by producing that peculiar passion for
self analysis, that rage for th3 anatomy
of emotion, which was almost entirely
unknown to the ancient worl 1. The life
of ti.o Greek w:is exceedingly simple and
objective. His art represented t ii 3 phys
ical baaucy in which ho delighted ; but
the faces of bis statues were usual'y
without emotion. His poetry was the
expression of strong rather than subtile
ft-eiing. He delighted in dramas with
but few characters, and with hardly any
plot He could have but littlo need of
music to eipress h'a emotions, for they
could be adequately rendered by sculp
ture and recitation. Ancient Home, in
its best times, bad no sympathy with any
kini of art; to conquer and to make lavs
for the conquered was her peculiar mis
sion. Still less than Greece coull she
stand in need of a special language for
her emotione, which were of a simple,
austere, and practical character, and
found in tbe daily duties of tha citizen
life a sufficient outlet of expression
Christianity firs'; revealed the sanctity of
the individual bf, deepened the chan
nels of natural feeling, and unfolded ca
pacities of emotion which strove in rain
for any articulato expression. I5ut Chris
tianity bad to pas through several stages
before she met with Music.
The active missionar spirit bad frft
to subside and be replaced by the otiose
and contemplative mood, bffire anything
like a dasiro for an art-medium of expres
sion could raake irself feit in Christen
dom. It was in the peaceful seclusion
of monastic life that this djsire first arose
The monks created modern music From
being intensely active th genius of Chris
tianity became intensely meditative up.!
introspective. Tiia devotee bad ti::i-! to
examine what was going on wi; ;:i h"i:i,
to chronio!-3 ths different e:n :ti jiial at
mospheres of his esstacy, to note the
flattens and depressions of the religious
life, the velocity of its aspirations, tbe
intensity cf its enthuianis, the complex
struggle for ever going on Letaeen the
spirit and the flesh, and the tfv.-r-chang-ing
proportions and forms which one and
the other assume!. Oatof thse exper
iences at length urose the tSosire for art
expression. Gothic h.rchii'oture sup
plied one form, and the Ita'ian s-:!iool3 cf
painting another ; but already tiie key
nots of a more perfect emotional lan
guage had been struck, whicti was des
tined to supply an unparalleled mode of
utterance, both for the church and the
world. Sujh a language woull be valu
able exactly in proportion to the com
plexity of thought and feeling and the
desire for its expression. The fusion of
the church and the world at the time of
tho Reformation was at. once the type and
the etarting-noiot of hH th ase mix-jd and
powerful influences whi.:h char icteri.e
what we call modern civibz iM jn, and it
is remarkable that tho sceptre of music
should have passed from fillen Uime to
free Gannany j:ist at the tim- when
Eome showed herself most incompetent
to understand and cops with ths muny
si led spirit of the age, which Germany
may be said to Lave created.
If we were now anked roughly to ile
fine whatweman by the spirit of the
age, we shooll say the genius of the
nineteenth centur- l-t an analyzing and
a recording genius. Tm'.-s is hardly any
thing on earth which Geothe t!i2 very
incarnation of m dern culture n is not
done something towards analyzing and
recording. SeientiS-i research has taken
complete possession of tbe unzrlored
regions of the physic d w -rbl. K int and
Hagel have endeavored to define the lim
its of the pure reason Swedenborg set
the fashion for giving law and system to
the most abnormal states of human con
sciousness. There is not an aspect of
nature, or complication of character, or
contrast of thought and feeling, which
has uot been delineated by modern nov
elists and painted by modern artists,
whilst the national poets of Europe,
whether we think of Geethe, Heine, Lam
artine, De Musset, er our own living
poets Tennyson and Erowning have
all shown the strongest disposition to
probe and explore the bidden mysteries
of thought and feeling, to ariange and
Ti arrange the insoluble problems of life,
which never seemed so insoluble as now,
to present facts with all their by-play,
to trace emotion through all its intricate
winding-, and describe the variations of
the soul's temperature from its most fiery
heats to its most glacial intensities.
If I were aked to e'deot two poems
most characteristic of the emotional ten
dencies of this age, 1 should select the
"In Memoriam" and tho "'Iling and tho
Ejok" for in both these works the in
trospective tendency and the restless en
deavor to present, with minute fidelity,
an immense crowd of feelings with some
thing libe a symphonic unity of effect,
Art, literature, and scienoe nvs all ro
dundant with the same an.i'y:: il and
Is it wonderful thatsnch an age shou'd
be tL; very Hge in which mosie, at once
an analytical science and a pure art me
dium of emotion, has, with a rapidity
like that of sculptur.i in Greece or paint
ing in Italy, bud Jeniy reached its highest
Mu-ic is pre-eminently the art .f the
nineteenth centurv, Leciuse it is in a su
preme manner re-poDsivf to the emotion
al warns, the mixed adorations and the
paionati self-consciousness of the age.
j Attorney General l'irrepor.t has b"tn
I annointr.il Miiiist. r tt En;l.ril in I ben
ofScbenck; J alga Taft has 1 -f: the
War Office, to'acept the Attorney-Generalship;
and Don Cameron of i'eunsyl
vauia. a son of Simoi Cameron; hai
been a pointed Secretary ol War.
The Democrats of Tennessee met in
Convention last Wednesday, at NasLviHe
aul selected delegates to the National
Convention. Gen. A. W. Campbell, cf
Jnokson, was made temporary, and Cjl.
J. U. Crozier, of Knox county, permanent
Chairman- W II. Carroll, of Memphis,
and M. T. Polk, of Dolivar, were selected
from the 10:h Di0tric.t. W. H. Rhea, of
Memphis, and Thomas Davis, of Somer
vilie, Alternates. Gov. John C. ErowD,
John C Eurch, John M. Fleming, and
John II. Gardner, were appointed for the
State at Large.
The Democracy cf Tennessee in coven
tion assembled mjtko tb.e following dec
laration of principles:
1. That civil reform in the public ser
vice is imperatively demanded
2- We demand the unconditional repeal
of th? resumption act of Jan. 4, 1875-
3. We inist on the substitution of
Treasury notes for national bank curren
cy at the earliest moment practiealbe.
4 We favcr the resumption of specie
payment whenever the same can be effec
ted without injury to the business inter
ests of the country, and with a fair pros
pect of being able to maintain it the
policy of tbe Republican party having
rendered an early resumption impossible
without ruin and bankruptcy to the county-
5. We demand rigid economy in public
expenditures, and a strict accountability
of all officia's charged wit'j the collection
or disbursement of public money.
6- We are opposed to further contrao
tion of the circulation medium and be
lieve that commerce and the industrial in
terests of the country would be promoted
by the replacement of a portion of the
currency already withdrawn.
7. "We insist that nones but honest, capa
ble, and faithful men, be appointed to
8- W demand the vigilant investiga
tion and coudiga punishment c f official
corrrptrion and crime, according to the
larilio-i r.ni measure of the 1 iw, and here
by heartily thank the pr pular pranch of
Ciingrcs for their patriotic and unfalter
ing (-urts to uncover and punish of
ficial fraul aod peculation.
'J. No bounty L-hould Le given to any
one class of persons engaged in a special
industry, at the expense and prejudice to
other and mora numerous classes pursu
ing c-ccupaliuns equally important. We
aro opposed to protection for protection's
10 We declare our hostility to all leg
islation designed'or calculated ti foster
and favor the fjw to tha detriment of tho
11. We in sist on the subordination of
the military to the civil authority.
12. "We declare our unfaltering fealty
and obedience to the. Constitution anil
our determined opposition to any attempt
t.) enlarge, its powers beyond Us true
spirit nnd meaning.
13. That the delegates to the Sir Louis
Convention bo unl tiny are hereby yi
structe 1 to vote as a Mnit on all proposi
tions, and that m ijoi it y shall control their
vote; and win'st we will yield an unfalter
ing and zealous support to any sound and
capable Derntxjraj who may ba nominated
to the office cf Eresi lent of the United
.States, and whilst va do not instruct our
delegations in regard to their votes, yet
we express our prefereuoa for 7oti.
Thorn a? A. Hendricks, of Indiana, as
honest and capable, favorably located,
and, in our judgenjmt, combining more
elements of success than any other named
Tho Drummer's Last Call.
During Bonaparte's famous march over
the Alps, he encountered a terrific storm
on the Spkigen Pass. Among the fa
talities attending this storai the death
of a certain poor drummer was one of
the most affecting. The incident is aa
"One drummer, carried over the precipice
fell unhurt to the bottom of the gulf, nnd
crawling out i. f the mass of snow which
had broken bis fall, began to beat bis
drum for relief. Deep down ami! tbe
crushed forms of avalanches tbe poor fel
low stood, and for a whole hour beat tbe
rapid strains which had so often summon
ed his companions to arm. The muffled
sound came ringing up the face of the
precipice, the most touching appeal that
could be made to a soldier's heart. Eut
no hand could reaoh him there, and the
rapid blows grew fainter, till they cease 1
altogether, and the poor drummer lay
down to die. He had beaten Lis last re
veille, and his companions passed mourn
fully on, leaving the Alpine etorm to
sing his dirge.''
Will, thrilling, and hopeless, the mourn
Tbe hearts of bis comradaa with agonv
As tbeiratruggling files passed on,
And be sank in death with his drum's)
With the Alpiue snows for his winding
sheet, And hli dirge waa the Alpine storm.
IIov7 National 2ii:k3 Pay.
The Cincinnati Enquirer lately said
Wc know of a National Einl in this
city, started eleven years ago with a
' capital of half a mi i on dollars which
' has divided two million dollars among
j its fttock holders, inerca.se I its capital
stock half a million, and has $.3So,000
more all out of its earnings. In other
words, one dollar in eleven year- has be
come nearly four Tiie profits of t!j e bank
have bec-n from 23 to 40 per cent, a year.
In the mean time, this bank the busi
ness men have failed; the fires in their
furnaces have been rut out; and the doors
ot t'jeir workshops have been closed.
;rt Ogle. by, who ha 1
mnnd of the division cf Andrew Jack
son's army nearest tbs river in t:e battle
of New ( ii t-t ill liri:.g in 'J cXas.
Grasshoppers have oommomoed tn n.
pear in great numbers ia Northern Ala
bama and are occasioning great uneasi
ness. Monday last, there were ever eighteen
thousand gallons ef hne strawberries of
fered in the Louisville market and nrinm
ranged from 20 cents to 40 and 75 cants
Tbe Texas Legislature baa passed a
law by which it is made a misdemeanor,
punishable by a fine of $100, for any per
son to use profana language within the
hearing of the occupants of any private
Brandon Republican: We hear a
great deal of eomnlaint nhrmr. hrirr. rlvSnrr
of cholera, Maj farmers have lost near
ly ad they had. Don't give up trying to
raise them because a few die occasionally.
Try it again.
McComb Intelligencer. One hundred
and twenty-two carloads of iron have
been delivered within the past two weeks,
for re laying the track of the New Or
leans, St. Louis and Chicago railroad.
That looks like business.
Clarion May 31st: "We are bow enabled
to state that State warrants are worth 98
cents. At the corresponding period last
year, they were selling at 75 cents. 8o
much for the reform measures passed by
The Ashville (N. C. ) Citizen Bays
that mica is being found abundantly in
the vicinity of Mitchell, that State. Two
parties there have recently soil a quan
tity of mica in the lump for $37,000.
From one spot 20 by 40 feet, over f 10,000
worth has been taken.
The Atlan'a (Ga.) Constitution says
that one would not imagine that the times
are very hard judging from the amount
of building going on in Atlanta at present.
There is more now than at any time since
the war, and some branches of business
are more prosperous than ever.
Kosciusko Star: We learn that Mrs.
Samantha Wingard, living near Sardia,
this county, has sold since the first day
of January, butter, eggs, and poultry to
p.rr.oimt of$2G0 00. This is certainly a
fine business, and shows what the ladies
of our country can do, if they are inclin
ed. Yicksburg Herald: Another insurance
company has come to grief. State Treas
urer Ilemuiingway gives notice, through
the Jackson Clarion, that the Globe In
surance Combany, of Chicago, is insol
vent, and requests persons having claims
against that concern to file them pursuant
Mr. Tilden has been more talked
about than any of the other candidates,
and some weeks ago his friends were
very sanguine; but 1 think it obvious that
he h us dropped very rapidly in a week
or two past. 1 regard him as an exceed
ingly able and pure man, but he does not
seem to have a way of making people
iove him, and the result is a great deal of
dissatisfaction with him in bis own par
ty in New York. It won't do to say that
it is only Tammany, and that Tammany
is a nest of corrupt politicians. The
men who now manage Tammany are the
saaia men who were the close friends of
Mr. Tilden only a year or so ago, and
who with him belpe i to reform Tam
many Hall of the Tweeds and all that
gang of corruptionists ;tu 1 bullies. They
put it on a respectatile footing and they
have ever since put up respectable nom
inees for office. Now, if these gentlemen
who were particular friends of Mr. Til
den a year or so ago, ure now against
him, it argues on his part an inability to
get on smoothly as a party leader and
manager. The feeling of revolt is
stronger even in the rural districts
than in the city. Take Judge Church,
for instance, who wan elevated to his
present high office by 75,000 majority, a
go oilmen of large wisdom and the highest
character; or take Allen O. Reach. Zfoth
are against Mr. Tilden, while Horatio
Seymour is not for h:m nith any cordi
ality. The feeling of opponition is on the
increase, and is manifested in the press.
Tbe Earning Express, an old Democratic
organ, comes out against Tilden. The
Sidi Democratic in main, and tbe Her
ald, Independent, say that be is not
available. The World, which was for
him very recently changes front, and goes
in for Bayard. Even the Iribune says
that Tilden has been losing, and says
shrewdly enough that "it makes all the
difference in the worll at a national con
vention whether the vote of a man's State
for him is backed up by the newspapers
and public sentiment of the State, or
whether he is pursued by powerful and
hostiln intlaences from the same quarter.
The Tribune has been a most resolute
champion of Mr. Tilden all along, and
this is practically giving up tha case.
As to the New York delegation, at the
time they were chosen they stood about 40
in favor of Mr. Tilden to 30 against him;
but out of tha ferty only twenty-five or
thirty could be ouQtel on as persistent
and enthusiastic supporters cf Air. Tilden.
It is by no Means certain that they will
be far him at St. Ijuis, and very doubt
ful if they adhere to him longer than
half a dozen ballots. Now this is a rxxjr
.mndolT for a Presidential candidate.
Richmond (la) Enquirer.
The cotton mills in Tennessee nnna
ber forty: spindles employed, 56,358,
and bales of cotton consumed, 14.443.
Mr. Jefferson Davis sailed from New
Orleans for Liverpool on Saturday, tbe
20 :h ult., with his wife and daughter.
The one hundred and first anniversray
of the Mecklenburg (N. C.) Declaration
of Independence occurred on the 20th of
of lust month.
A Wisconsin editor illustrates the pre-
aiiing extravagance of the eopl of the
present day by calling attention to the
costly baby carriages in uae now, while
when be was a baby, they liaulel hitn
arwu bv tbe hair of the head.