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john h. oberly; proprietor.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. SUNDAY, MARCH 9. 1873.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY.
Preaching, HabbatUat 101 a.m. tad 7 p.m
I'rayer meeting, Wednesday at 7 P. ra.
sabbath School, 3 p.m. .1. M. Latisdcn, Su
perintendent. Rev. II. Thayer, Pastor
MKTIIODIST.-Oor. Eighth and Walnut RU.
Preaching, Subb.il li it 10) a.m., and 7 p. la
l'rnyer meeting, WodDculay.T p.m.
Sabbath School, 8. p.m. L. W. Btillwel),
Superintendent. Ubv. T. L. Thompson,
CHURCH OP THE ItKOEEiIEIt-(Ep:o-pal.)
Morning prayers. Sabbath 10) a.m.
Kvehlng prayers, 7 p.m.
Habbulu School, B a.m. .
Hkv. K. COAN, Kcclor.
6T. PATRICK'S CUUBCll-NinUi 81. and
M'anliiKlon Avenue. , . ,
Public service, Sabbath 8:10 and 10J a.m.
Vecpcro, 7 p.m. '
Sabbath School, S p.m.
Service every day. 8 a.m.
Ukv. 1'. JJo'IUixohan, Priest.
r-T. JOSHI'll'S CHURCH.-(Gcrmati,) cor
ner ( Walnut and CroM street.
.Mum, every Sabbath at 10 o'clock a. in.
Vcipcr, 2 p. Hi.
Mam during week days, 8 o'clock . in.
lUv. O. Hoffman, Priest.
lmt between VYaalOligUili Avemm and
Walnut itreet. .....
i'reacblurt Sunday morning at 10 o'clock.
Sabbath School at 2 o'clock p.m.
Rkv. Iton'T. Hulbio, i'ustor.
' OU.Vcl MEN'S CIUHSTlAN ASSOCIA
TION. Regular meeting second Monday
carli inontli ot their room over Rockwell
& Co'a book itore, Commercial avenue.
Weekly 1'rayer meeting, Friday, , p.m. at
J.. W. Stili.WKI.I-. President.
SECOND MISSIONARY "AI7IST
t'llURCII. Corner Syeembre and rorty-
tlrt MrectH. I'reacblnir Habtmth at 11
o'clock a. in. and ;t o'clock p. m.
Sunday hcbool 1 o'clock p. m.
Thu church U connected with tho llllnoU
AswcUtlon, by tbe First MMonary Hai-
tll Cliurcb ol Cairo.
Ukv. Solomon I.konakd, Pastor.
AFRICAN METHODIST, Fourteenth, be
tweeu Walnut and Cedar.
Service, Sabbath, 11 a.m.
Sa'ibalh School, 1 p.m. '
Claw meet at 3 p.m.
(SECOND FREE WILL BAPTOST'-Klf-
tteiitb Street., between Walnut and Cedar.
Scrvicea Sabbatb,4 and 3 p. in.
Ukv. N. Kick, l'aitor.
KltEK WILL HAPWpr HOME MISSION
SABBATH SCHOOL. Corner Walnut
and Cedar Street.
Sabbath School. U a.m.
FIRST FREE WILL llAl'TIST CHURCH
Service!, Sabbath 11 a.m.. 3p.m. &"lp. m.
Ukv. Wm. Kbllky, i'a.tor.
FIRST MISSlONAUY BAPTIST CUUUCU.
-Cedar, between Ninth and Tenth St.
Preaching Sabbath, 10) a,m. and 7) p.m.
Prayer meeting, Wcdnctday evening.
Preaching, Friday evening.
Sabbath School, 1) p.m. John VanBaxter
aud Mary Stephens.Superintendeuta.
Ukv. T. J. Suohkb, 1'attor.
SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH Fourteenth
Street, between Cedar and Walnut. The
only Baptist church recognized by the A-
Service, Sabbath, 11 a.m. 3 p,m. and 7 p.m.
Ufv. Jacob Bkaulkv, Elder.
CA1BO COMMA.NDERY, No. nutated
Awcmbly at the Asylum Matoulc Ilall, tint
and third Monday in each month.
JAJUO COUNCIL, No.SL Ucgular Couvo-
cation at Masonic Ilall, the second Friday
In each mouth.
CAIUO CUAPTEU No. 71. Regular Con-
ocat!on at Masoulc Hall, on the third
C'AUtO LOOOE, No. JJ3J F.4 A. M. ltegu-
lar Couuuunlcatloii at Masoulo Ilall, the
tecond and fourth Monday of each mouth.
ALEXANDER LODGE, Meet In Odd-
Fellow' Ilall, In Arter1 buildlug, every
Thuraday evening at U o'clock.
. STATE OFFICERS.
Oovernor-Hichard J. Ogleiby.
Lleuteunt-Ooeruor John L. Bovendge.
Secretary of State Oeorge 1L Harlow.
Auditor of fc.Uile O. E. Lipplucolt.
State TreaaurcrCuipcr ituiz.
Attorney General Jaiuca K. Ldtall
SupU I'ubllc Jiiatruvtiou Newton Uateman
Seuatora Lymau Trumbull and John A.
Ucpreientative for the 8tate-at-Large S.
llcpreaeuuttva Thirteenth DliUict .Tohn
MEMBERS GESETTAL ASSEMBLY.
Rcprecntatic In tho 60th dut-lct.-Jobn
U. Oberly, Wm. A. Lemma and Math
cw J, Inicore.
Senator ror the 60th dlsUict. JsWare.
Judge D. J. Baker, or Alexander.
State' Attorney Patrick 11. Pope.
Clerk It. S. Yocuui.
Sheriff A. U. Irvlu.
Win. Martin AJiseiwor and Treasurer.
Judge F. Dross.
Aoclate .1. E. McCrlte aud S. Marcbll
aon. ci'rk Jacob G. Lynch.
Cwoner John U. Oossman.
Mayor John M. Lanadcn.
Treaaurer II. A. Cunningham.
Comptroller E. A. Burnett.
Clerk Michael Howler.
Marshal Andrew Cnln.
Attorney P. II. Pope.
Police Magistrate F. Brou and B. Stan,
Chief of Police L. H. Myer.
Mnyor John M. Laiudcn.
Klrrt Ward P. a. Schuh.
Second AVard C. It. Woodward.
Third Ward Jno. Wood.
Fourth Ward S. Stoats Taylor.
Clty-at-Large W. P. HafilJay und D.
JIOAKD OF ALUKItMKN.
First Ward -James ltcarden, A. B. Saf
Cord, Isaac Waldcr.
Socoud Ward-It. II. Cunningham, E. Bu
dor. O. Stanccl, James Swoyne.
'Hd'd Word-Win. Stratton, J. B. PhlUI.
Fourth Word Jno. H. Uoblnton, Q. u.
ease, J. U. Metcolf.
II. WARDNER, M. D.
Ofllco and Hobldcnco 111 Commercial ave
,nuc, (next door to tho Allienuum).
Dlt. B. C. TABER,
Will resume the practico ot hi profession
with especial reference to the eloctrica
treatment ol diseases in all the now and Im
proved methods of application.
In all cases of female complaints a lady
Will he In attendance,
Office, 1W Commercial avenue, up stairs.
WILLIAM 11. tUtlTII, M. D.
ESIDENOB No. H TbirUaalh trt, be
. UTatthinutAii ftvniiA And Wlnnt atraAI.
Ice Ui OommiircUlaTanuii, up talr.
C. W. DUNNING, M. D.
KfllPKNOE-corofrNlath and Walnut it,
Hiith atrt aad Ohio lata.
o hour froai a a.m. to It m., aad p.m
B. S. BBIGHAM, M.D.,
Homeopathic Physlctam and Surgeon. Of
flee 130 Commercial avenue. Residence on
Tanth itrrfat, three doors Wtt or C. B.
THE COALITION BETWEEN
DEMOCRATS AND LIBER
ALS OF CINCINNATI
THE PRESIDENT BESIEGED BY
OAKES AMES TO BE RECEIVED
BY HIS FELLOW-CITI-ZENS.
PROGRAMME ARRANGED FOR
THE EXTRA SESSION OF
MR. COLFAX'S ARRIVAL AT
CONVENTION OF CODORED MEN
AT WASHINGTON CITY.
THEY MEET TO KXPRESS SYMPA
THY FORTHEIK BROTHERS
TUK COALITION OVr.
Cinci.vnatti, March 8. Tho Demo
crats to-day broke looio from the Liber
als and nominated a stralghtout Demo
Vasiiinoton, March 8. John P Fo
ley, the wall-known journalist, has bocomo
managing odltorof the "Washington 'Re
publican,' In placo of Mr. Shepherd, re
signed. CALLINO ON THE FRUIbENT.
Tliero were hundreds of peoplo at the
executive mansion to-day, leeklng an in
terview with tbe president. Many ladies
wero in tbe throng. Senators, members
and ex-members of tho house, as usual,
had procudaaco of, admistion. Not n few
ofilce seekers presented their papers.
TO VISIT IMS TABU.
New Yobk, March 8. It is roported
from Washington tbat the president In tbo
lattor part of March, will visit his farm
near St. Louis.
It U Hated that Bancroft, our minitter
to ltuitla, reiiirned to-day.
RECKFTION TO OAKES AMES.
Boston, March 8. A complimentary
reception will bo given to Oakes Ames by
his fellow-citizens at North Eaton, on
Tbo Republicans assigned Tuesday next
as tbo day for tho election of scaator. On
tbe following day the convention of both
homes will complote lbs election.
COMMITTEES TO BE DISCONTINUED.
Tho following senate committees will
On investigations, retrenchment, polit
ical disabilities, alleged outrages in South
PHOORAUME FOE EXTRA SESSION.
At tbo ndjourned meeting ot tho caucus
of republican senators, held this
afternoon, it was finally agreed to take up
and ditposo of tbe report of the select
committee cu charges affecting Senators
Caldwell and Clayton and tho report of
Morrill's select committee on evidence
received from tho house affecting certain
senators in regard to alleged Credit Mobi
lier transactions. It will be recollected tbat
just previous to adjournment, there was
an understanding, tbat tbe senate would
at this extra senion take up the caie of
ex-Senator Patterson, his friends doslring
deliberation on tbo subject.
PRESIDENT FRO TEM. '
Senator Anthony informed the caucus
that he wished to resign his position as
president of the senate pro tern. Sonator
Carpenter will be elected to his place on
Monday when tho caucus arrangements
as above indicated witl bo ratified in opon
COLrAX AT HOME.
South Bend, Ind., March 8. Colfax
arrived homo at half-past twelve this af
ternoon. A commitleo of reception met
him at LaPorte, when an impromptu ora
tion took placo at tbe depot. A largo
crowd of citizens met him with- music.
When be entered tho carriago
three cheers wore given him aud then
Mr. Colfax said : "I will speak to you at
tbe court-houso. My heart thanks you
all." The escort consisted of carriages
and wagons, and flllod tho stroets as far as
tho oyo could reach, while the stdowalks
wero flllod with pedestrians. Court-house
and squaro were packed. Flags woro fly
ing and balls ringing at tho time.
"Washington, March 8. A convention
of colored men was hold here last nigbt
for tbo purpose of expressing sympathy
with tho colored people of Cuba. Liout.
Gov. lUnslor of South Carolina presided,
and in his address said that .ho had con
tultod Churles Sumner, who advised that
If any action is taken on the subject, ll
should bo carefully drawn. The spoakor
also advised this course. Other addressos
were made denouncing the action of tbe
Washington, March 8. Probabilities
For lake region westerly wind tod gen
orally clear weotber. For the Middle
and South Atlantbj states partly cloudy
aod olear weather, with Westerly winds.
storm will develop la Texas and extend
northward to Arkansas.
FOR THE EVACUATION
OF FRNCE BY THE
GREAT EXCITKMENT PRE
VAILS IN MADRID AN
ONE HUNDRED PERSONS IN
JURED BY AN EXPLOSION
GERMANS TO EVACUATE.
London, March 8. A dUpatch from
Berlin says the gorernment of France has
officially givon Germany financial guar
antees for tbe payment of the indemnity,
and tbat negotiation for German evacua
tion have already commonccd,
A dispatch from Madrid states tbat
streets in the vicinity of tho palaco of tho
cortcs were throngrd during the session
yotterday, and much excitement prevailed.
Detachments of the civic guards were
stationed at various strategetlc points in
anticipation of an outbreak.
Paris, March 8. By on explosion
yesterday in tho cartridgo factory at Fort
Monvalerian ona hundred persons are said
to havo bon Injured, twelre of whom it
Is stated cannot posiibly recover.
THE JURY IN THE SCANNEL
CASE REMAIN LOCKED UP.
WAGNER TIIE MURDERER
IDENTIFIED BY MRS.
A VISIT TO THE SCENE OF THE
A GIRL AGED FOURTEEN IS SHOT
DEAD BY HER LOVER.
ETC., ETC., ETC.
A TOUNO OIRL SHOT.
Salisbury, Md., March 8. On Friday
Gto. Hall, agod eighteen, shot dead Ame
lia Sbirklcy, aged fourteen, while she was
returning from school. Hall courted
Amelia, and bad written ber a letter
which was unanswered, because, as she
stated, she had no time. Roth belong to
respectable families. The murderer has
not yet bcoo apprehended.
SCANNELL'S JURY LOCKED LT.
New York, March 8. In tho Scnnnel
case tbe jury not having agreed up to 10
o'clock last nigbt, tho court adjourned un
til this morning. To-day the Jury entered
court twice and announced their utter
Inability to agree, when tho judge ordered
them locked up.
waoner tbe murderer.
Portsmouth, N. H., March 8. The
sheriff and solicitor of York county have
beon here, and virtnally decide Smutty
Nose Island to be in Maine. By assuming
chargo of proceedings in the Shoals mur
der caso, this morning, they viewed the
scene of the murdor, and will bring in tbe
bodies of the women for burial. Wagner
will probably be examined and arraigned
at Kitteray. and taken to tbe Alfred jail,
The clock at Huntrass' bouie was knocked
off tbe shelf In the molee, and stopped
about one o'clock. The wounded
and half-frozen woman, Mrs.
Huntress has just been taken to tbe
station-houso and confronted by Wagner
She Is certain ho is tho murderer, though
it was dark when he struck Mrs. Hun
tress, and she only saw his back through
tbe window, when he was murdering her
sistor outside, The daughter of Mrs.
Johnson whero Wagnor boarded when in
this city, was also present, and gave very
strong and clear evidence against bim,
though nothing doclslvo. She talked to
bim severely, and told him he was not
at home between Wednesday evening and
Thursday morning, but he iuslsts that ho
was lying drunk in one of our streets till
3 o'clock, and then wont homo and to
St. Louie, March 8. Uomp dnll and
uachangod at 76cil; fair to choico un
changed. Flour, moro doing and stronger.
"Whoai, vory little spring offoring, soft in
demand, No 2 regular seller April $1 30;
fall firm, No 3, red $1 80, sollor April
$1 87. Corn dull, No 2 mixed 32j83c.
Oats qulot, No 2 mixed 28c; No 2 white
31c. Barley quiet, best qualities of spring
wantod. saloi at 70c sacked. Ryo. bettor
domand. closed higher, Guo offered for No.
2. Fork steady and Arm. D. S, meats
firm, but round lots not so easy, luo seller
at full prices. Shoulders, buyors April,
up tho country 6Jc; clear sides 71 o spot.
Clear rib sollor, up tbo country tc. Ba
con unchanged. Lard active for round
lots, futuro with sales prime steam seller,
April 8c. Whiskey steady at 88c. Cattle
stoady and unchanged. Iiogs firm $4 40
B, mostly $4 lit(a)4 76; receipts BOO
Memphis, March 8. Cotton dull; low
middling 18 jc; good ordinary 17l7Jc;
receipts 3,47o. shipments 1,043; sock 42,
620. Flour firm, $0I0 CO. Corn in fair
demand at lower rates, &067c. Oats dull
and nominal. Hay lower, $2B30. Bran
lower, $'J121 60. Bulk meats quiet and
weak; shoulders 6c; sides 87c. Lard in
fair demand and advanced, 8iBJc. Pork
dull, f 10 CO.
Chica'oo, March 8. Flour quiet and
unchanged. Wheat dull and nominal.
Wo. S sprinir, 1 211 cash; 1 22) April;
No. 8 1 09UBU 10. uorn steaay, tio. a
mixed, S232); cash 82, OaU tm,
No. 2 2ClfiH7 regular and fresh. Ryo
firm, No 2 05c. Barley quiet and weak.
No.2fall.7172c. Pork unsettled and
lower; closed stoady, with a partial de
clino recovered nominally; 14 cash; 14
bid April; 14 40 May. Lard steady,
8 00 cash; 8 00 April. Breakfast moats
rather easier; shoulder 71. Loose bacon
qulot and unchanged. Whisky steady, at
Rise and Fall of the River
For 21 hours ending 3 p. m., March 8, 1873.
DAVID W. HARNETT,
ubitcnor Big. Ker. U. 8. A.
St. Louis, March 8. Arrived: Great
Republic, lionry Ames and Richmond
from New Orleans; St Soo from Memphis;
Ironsides from Cairo Fcarloss from 1'itts
burg; Cowan from Louisville; Rover from
Ohio river. Depated: Mountainoer
for Ouachita river; Yaogcr for Now Or
leans; St Joe tor Memphis; City of Helena
for Vicksburg. River rising slowly; ico
in upper Mluitsippl breaking up at dif
ferent points, and prospects good for a
speedy resumption of navigation.
Weather clear and warm.
Vicksuuru, March 8. Down: Paulino
Carroll, Lady I.eo and R K Lee. Up:
Allegheny and Belle of Shrevoport.
Weather clear and warm. River rising.
Nashville, March 8. River falling,
C fool on Harpeth shoals. Weather clear
and spring-like. Arrived: Ada Hell
Memphis, March 8. Weather clear
and pleasant. River fell ono foot. Ar
rived: Fink Varble, Pino BlutT. De
parted : Alaska and Mary Houston, New
Orleans; Grand Tower, Mary E. Foe and
Hawk and barges, St. LouU; Legal Ten
dor, Whitorivor, Doamond, Loulivlllo.
Pittsburg, March 8. Tbe Mongahela
Is rising gradually with four feet and four
inches ot water. Weather warm and in
dications of rain. No arrivals or depar
tures. New Orleans, March 8. Arrived:
James Howard from Cairo. Departed:
Mary E. Forsyth for St. Louis. Raining.
Evansville, March 8. Clear; mer
cury 23 to 60. Fallen 1 foot. Down:
Chtta Bodmann, Andy Baum, Lawrence,
Charmer, Thompson Dean, Simpson, Hor
ner, Gray Eagle, Robert Mitchell. Up:
Oakland aud tow, City of Cairo, Quick
step, Fayette and Henry Probasco. Bus
iness is good, all boats having very good
Cincinnati, March 8. River 12 feet
0 inches and falling. Arrived: Mallle
RugotT, Louisville; Tom S Jasper, New
Orleans; Belle Vernon, Nashville; Came
lia, Tcnnessoo river. Departed: J as Par
ker and Potomac, Memphis; C B Church,
Louisville, March 8. Falling; G feet
0 inches canal; 4 feet 0 inches cbuto.
Business active. Clear and pleasant. Ar
rived: Thomas W Means and barges
A CRYING MISTAKE.
A pastor of Brooklyn relates in ade
nominatlonal paper a circumstance which
illustrates at once two crying evils, tbat
of being a little man, and tbat of having
one's abbreviation mistaken for somebody
else. Making pastoral eall on a family
of bis cooicreeatlon, where a ladv re
sided who had been excessively annoyed
by " runaway rings," ana woo, mat uaric
evening, as it happened, had determined
to watcn the young rascals who ana
Dlaved these pranks upon her, he found
blmself at tbo front door, at the instant of
rlnidnii the bell, seized by tbe hair and
bis head placed in Coventry and pounded
witn ruariui vigor, no exclaiming at every
whack, " Madam I madam I ploaso do-
slit," which only added to tbo tenacity of
tbe adhnrent, for sho shrieked, "Don't
madam me, you young scamp," and
"Don't beg for mercy, you little monitor
for you shall have none," tho assailant
bavlnn ber own wav till it obviously was
crowing difficult for her, to continuo to
bavo it. With a florco efibrt she dragged
tho offender into the hall that sho might
discover by tbo gaslight who he was, and,
as sho threatened, "tell his mother."
On discovering tbat her victim was her
own kind minister, she protested bor sor
row and such solaces wore provided as
tbe family could command. Yet tbo
wounds of tho relator romained frosh and
soro for days after, and that Inflicted on
his sensibility to an abridgment of per
sonal stature continues ghastly still.
From tho Washington Herald.
Something muit bo dona to stom this
tide of corruption. If nothing is dono wo
will soon bo advertising for our lost liber
ties. Hero wo have, in an anonymous en
closure, a freo pass over tbo International,
Houston and Great Nortborn Railroad
company for and during tbo year 1873.
Some idea of the magnitude of this brlbo
may bo formed from the fact that it passes
oursolves and our baggago, and our carpet-baggage,
under certain conditions,
over tbo entiro length of ninety miles on
tho road mentioned, tbat being tbe amount
of road built. It will startle tbo
publib to know that, In order to avail our
selves of this unsolicited compliment, we
have only to buy a ticket to Cairo, thenco
to Lllllo Rock, Fulton.and other stations
oasy of access on tbe Red river, and are
then dead-lieadod ovor this vast stretch of
nluety long miles. Mindful of Credit
Mobiller, panel games, and all sorts of
similar "buck-slap," wo rospectfully de
cline tbo proffered compliment, and ro
turn it to the non, Galusba A. Grow,
with tbo admonition that he place it
where it will do tbo most good.
AJ01ENlr AND MODERN WOMEN
The. Wisconsin annual town mealing
will be held on the first Tuesday of April,
when will bo elected a justice ot the su
preme court for tbo full term of six years,
v lea Crassnua Cola., who will probably be
the only candidate ; and a chief justice In
place of Luther 8. Dixon, whose term euds
it 1176, If that gentleman shall resign, as
it is reported ha will. County Judges art
also to be elected throughout the state.
Uypatla, the Greek pbylosopber and
religious martyr, Zenobia, tbo beautiful
but unfortunate Palmyrian Cueon, aud
Aipuia, the companion and competitor
of Pericles, and of whom Madame do
Stuel ay: "Sho U u model of female
lovlinesi, an Alexander of horoiim," are
scarcely prototypes of any of tho women
of moro modern times. Yet tho history
of the lait and present centuries furniih
many inslrnccs of notnblo woinm who
havo mada -their influence felt In tho
atlalr of thoir tituo. Tbe character of tbat
influence' and to what good and, are not
always apparent, but the fact aud tho
magnitude ara undouplod.
Mine, do Pompadour probably fur
niihes the most notable example that ran
be found In any ago or country of what
an education intondod merely for show, in
conjunction with woman's tact, can ac
complish. Of obiouro parontngu, sbo was
adopted and educacated by a rich finan
cier, and married her cousin, Lu Nor
ma y l'Elioles, who was said to be a man
of whom any woman mlitht bo proud, and
who lovod her devotedly. She, however,
left her husband to enjoy iTfe royal favor
of Louis XV. who mado bor tho Mar
qui. a de Pompadour. Sho becamo the
close friend and political advisor of tho
King; tho undoubtod Premior of Franco,
appointing ministers, ambassadors, gen
erals and maintaining correspondence
with foreign courts. Tbe royal council
convened in her boudoir. Maria Tbarota,
for political enas. addressed her us ''ma
couiiuo." Hor extravagance know no
limit; sho lightened thu King's treasury
during bor short reign over 150,000,000.
Sho died at about forty-five, at tho zenith
of her power, This wownn acqulrod and
held her influence by ihcor fofco of what
might be called surface facination, her ed
ucation having beon of tbe ornumeiital
type, expressly confined to music, elocu
tion, and drawing. Sho poiicsscd great
beauty of fnco and flguro, and cultivated
dress as a flno art. lu temperament cold,
hoartlojs and ambitious, evuu grace of facu
and parson was mado subservient to some
selfish puapoee. Her chief power un
douptcdly lay in tho skillful handling of
her forcos to moot the demands of tho .
Among tne women fumnui for beauty,
wit, and want f modesty in tho time
of Lotus XV. Ninon do l'Enclos wai
the most notorious. Though oponlp do
pjaved, she was not entirely excluded
from tho higer ranks of societo. Tbo
young son of Madame de Sovlgno wm
said to havo as onamored of Ninon when
she was City-four years old, as was his fa
ther in his youth. She Is said to havo
proserved her beauty and appearance of
youth to the last.
Madame de Ptaol was one of tho
French women who did not rulo society
or facinato by beauty or vices. Sho a
mused herself at tbo earle ace of oleven
by writing comedies and tragedies. She
was tbe ficst leader of society both during
and attcr tbo Jttupiro. ller lino mind,
popularity as an authoress aud unwilling
ness to join bis party incurred Napoleon's
hatrod,and bo never ceased in his perse
cutions ol her so long as ho bad the power
to annoy. Uauiibea irom ruru by ordor
of tho Emperor, sho was an cxilo for ten
years, and friends who visited her wero
exiled. Tho last four years of her life
were tbe most brilliant of her career. Tho
Restorationlsts hulled with eagerness tbe
return of tbe tulonted daughter of the
Minister of tho last of tbe uourbons, tbe
newspapers wero delighted to have a few
words from the author of "Corlnno-" Her
rooms wero thro need with tbo represents'
lives of political and literary liberty of
the day Wallington, Chateaubriand, Laf-
fayctte,' ttlucher, cmo to her as to tbo
center of political movement. Canova
represented art, and Madame Bttcamier,
still radiant at six and thirty, beauty.
iters ws3 tbe reign oi intellect.
Madame Recamiur was tbe greatest
beauty in Franco during the Lmplre.
Among tbe earliest tributes to her benuty
wero tbosa of tbe two Bonapartes, tho
Emperor und bis brother Lucien. The
Urn eight years of the present century
wero tue period of Madamo Rccamler's
reign as a soclul soverlgn. Refuting to
become a member of tbo Empuror's
household, and becoming n too attractive
feature in the Paris saloon?, sho also Was
banished. Canuva. thu uruat sculptor.
once attempted to givu her a pleasant sur
prise by uispiying two busts secretly mod
eled after hur likeness; but the beautiful
wort: of Canova was not good anough for'
tho vain rronch woman, and sho could not
conceal her chagrin even before the great
artist. .Uauamu llecamier win not a wo
man of profound mind. Sho was a groat
flirt, und she livod to onjoy Ufa. But hur
sociaty was composed m much of literary
and political uulebrltios as of tho merely
fashioiiuble peoplo of Paris. The prob-
buiu aecrvi ui uur ituur auvcuu, socially,
lay as much in that charm of manner, and
perfect ouse und gruco lu conversation,
naturally ticnuireu in uvu aim twentv
years of continued good society as in hor
beauty. Anothur uleuicut of hor influence
was that npparant sympathy for tho
opinions and fueling! of others which led
hur to treat every ono as it they wero of
tho utmost importance to hor; a manner
which brought hor many friends, even
among mon und women vastly superior to
hor iu iiitelluct. It is a curious phase lu
tbe history of this flirt that tho older she
grow tho moro devoted bucamo hor udmlr-
ors- uuuiuuubraiuu, verging on eighty,
infirm, tottoring, und with ono foot In the
grave, ollurod Aludumo Kecumiur his
band, and she nearly seventy, and wholly
blind, had tho good sonsu to refuse him.
Shediod ofcbolurain 1810.
Montacuo House, London,, is ono of the
landmarks of modern society. To Mrs.
Montunue's entertainment crowded the
icholur and politician', tbo wit, tbo critic,
tho orator. It was at tho meeting of tho
literati at this homo that the sobriquet
"blue stocking," so long applied to liter
ary women, originated, It arose from a
remark upon tho stocking of Dr. Still
ingfleut, tbat learned divino boing an od
dity aud a slovon. A foreigner present
cried: Lbs has blous," and tho society
was afterward Known as the Bluo Stock
ings, denoting tbat tbo full dress thou in
the evening was to be dispensed with. No
ongllsh woman baa eqer so complotolv
suoceeded in deceiving men and women
from tho trivialities of society to the dis
quisition of literature and science as did
Mrs. Montague. Sbo was clever as a
writer. Her essay on Shakespearo was
pronouned by, Beattle the roost elegant
piece of criticism la our laneuaca or any
other.. Mrs, Montscue was the Madame
du Dtffand of London. And ber fame
Mthe queen fjoolety rested not only on.
hr intollcct, her essays, ber conversa
tional talent, but alio ou the solid-basis of
being tho best dinner-giver in London.
Siuney Lady Morgan was boro on ship
board between Irelund an England. Her
father wusjan actor, a singer, and tbe man
ager or a tneatre. Such was the origin of
one whoso 11 lo proionti an inilatica of
what unassisted tan do to ratio themsslves
as blgh as f hey choose In the scale of soci
ety, upou oven a slendor stock of educa
tion, with energy and talent. She wrote
Irish novels, and wrote for periodicals.
Sho used to rolate how enchanted she wan
when, for some talc, tho editor sont ber
two guluoas, her first earnest monoy.
Tboio two guineas, she said, wero the
sourco of all her scribbling, She learned
tho art of society iu Paris, und the never
forgot it. Born amid acton, learning first
her letters, probably from a play-bill, she
lived to elgbty.two, to figure in the most
elegant neighborhood in London, among
tha molt aristocratic society In tho world.
She had fund of Irish drollery, which
was never quonched till the death of ber
husband. Sho died in i860,
and with bor onded thole
few remaining literary cliques, the like of
which, sadly do Ivrlle.it, we of tho pres
ent ago are not to know except ns matters
Tbe American women have not hueu
taught "wit in six leisoni," as they do in
Franc", that thoy havo not mado an art of
conversation havo not held thoso brilliant
coteries whoio witty scintilla
tions havo boon put forth to
astonish the world, is owing to
tho fact tbat American sociotv came iu
Juitastbat fashion was going out. 'But
tbat thcra have boen many queens of our
society no ono can doubt, tbe sway of
beauty and laabton boing essentially
Tho wlfo of John Adnmi, our second
presldont, spont hor early years in En
gland snd Franee, and as Mr. Adam's
wlfo gracofully performed hor part in the
higher circles of social and political life
both beforo and after her husband became
Mrs. Hancock, wife of John Hancock,
govenor of Massachusetts, and aftorward
presldont of the first congress, was ac
knowledged to possess wonderful beauty.
She was thoroughly high bred, had a
courtly manner and flno conversational
powors. Sbo was for years coniidored one
of tho "wonders of tho age," and was vis
ited until tbo closo of her life by distin- i
gulshcd persons from foreign countries, as
won as oi hor own.
Mrs. J. J. Rosevelt was leader of soci
ety in Now York lor a long time. She
had bad the advantago of tbe best society
abroad when quito a young lady, and was
married in Paris in 1831, in the pretence
of many dlitlngulsbed friends, among
thorn General Lafayette, who gave tho
In later days Mrs. Jesse Fremont wai
our most noted conversationalist. Her
early experience with her father in Wash
ington society, ber extensive travels with
ber husband ovor every part of ber own
country, and her great natural talent and
vivid Imagination mako bor conversation
particularly spirited and brilliant. Her
talk always sparkles with lively wit and
picturesque Illustrations, -and appoars
Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis was tbe "no
blest Koman ol them all." ller conspic
uous and unflagging patriotism during tbe
rebellion made her name more pleasantly
familiar to us than of any other living
woman. It was many years ago that she
otablished tboie delightful little tea and
caka Saturday morning receptions and
Thursday ovoniOg soiroes at her bouse in
tioston. Aiany notea people, dear to us
through thoir works, were proud to call
Mrs. Otis their friend, and to onjoy the
quiet, elegant hospitalities of her modest
little house on the cornor of Joy and
Mount Vornon streets.
WHAT CHARLES RE ADE CALLS
A COUNTRY WOMAN
TFrom tbe New York Tlmcs.1
It will bo remembored that whan Mr.
Roude's story, "The Wandering Heir,"
was published here, soon after Christmas,
a correspondent of ours wrote to call at
tention to mo very palpable resemblances
wiiiou existed ooiween many passages put
lorwaru oy jir. iteaaeas nis own, and por
tions of Swift's "Diary of a Lady of Fash
ion." In some cases, tbe language and
mougni weru luenticauy too same. At
about the vory time our correspondent
was writing to us, tue 'Atnenajum' pub
lished a very similar lettor. alio express
ing Mr. Itoado's plagiarisms. Mr. Reade
replied in a very violent and abusive
munnor, rind to bis latter bis critic sends
tho following excellent rejoinder (Athe
mum,' Fob. 1.) It is calculated to make
Mr. Reado a little less "splenetic and rash"
for the futuro :
I must beg you to give me a littlo space
to defend royielf from, an attack made
upon mo by Mr. unaries Heads In a con
tomnorarv periodical. Mv latter to vou
of January 4 on Mr. Reades plagiarism of
Dean awnt, nas urawn irom M.r. iieade
some rather curious language; and to
show how inappropriate that language is,
I must give somo description of mysolf.
I am a quiet woman, living in a country
village, wuicu l scareiy over leave, x
havo never written for tbe press, not done
any literary work wbatsoover, therefor, I
nood hardly add, I bavo novor received
money for anything written. I am quite
unknown to tbe world. I soldom look at
a newspapor or road modern literature. I
did not even know until yesterday of the
present oxistonco of that period
ical In which Mr. Reado reviles mo.
f. lln..ln ..llo inn II. I.l.l.ln. . .....
rilous Bkunk, a pioudonymunculo;" and,
moreover, says ho would not admit mo to
his. kitchen, and that I have told "a He,
which is a libol;" also tbat I am in tho pay
of the Athenssm; also tbat what I wroto
concerning bis plagiarism was J'snobblsb,"
wberoas, ho says his own crime is tbat he
has "written too woll." I, a woman, en
tirely unknown, find mysolf, becoming
tamous wnon a great in novelist takes
tbo troublo to answer my lettor and call
me a scurrilous skunk. As to tbo bj brld
word pioudonymunculo, 1 suppose it
means a little wrltor under a false name;
I can only say that I am not a writer, as
tho word is understood, and tbat C. F. are
really tbe Initial lotters of my name. You
are at liberty to give Mr. Reado my name
and address, If he requires thorn, and if
you think hit great anger will not bring
bim down to our nulefvillage to frighten
a poor lady.
Mr. Reade defends himsolf by saying
tbat Virgil,. Milton, Mollere, Shaksspear.i
uornai i. ncott. xieioe. an piaKiarisea I
but ho forget they Improved what they
used, whereas Mr. Reade merely converts
good pootry of Swift into very common-
sense prose, xuero is in tne "Anti
Jacobin," page 80, January 32, 1709, a
note (probably by Canning) on tha
axnresifon " kidnapped rhymes." "Kid
napped Implies something mora than ate
len. It is. according to an expression of
Mr. Sheridan', (in the 'Crltfe'), osiag
other people's thoughts, as gypsleedo sto
len children disfiguring there to Make
them pas for their awn? It it a serious
charge against as author, and ought W to
well supported." Ia my letter of Janu
ary 4, I did thoroughly support the
charge I made.
Mr. Reade styles blmself "an .old gen
tleman, honorably connected with letters."
1 am a young women, not connected witb
letters beyond the enjoyment and enter
tainment afforded me by books ; bat I
think I may modestly say to Mr. Ksade,
in the. words of the title of one of hit nov
els, "It Is never too late to mend."
Mr. Ruikln has been unanimously re
elected professor of fine arts to the univer
sity of Oxford for three year.
An Italian sculptor ha completed tha
monument to Mazxint, which is to be
erected at Palermo.
Tho grizzly Ananiai, Brother Har
lan, commonly called "Exhortation
Jim,' ! the way G serge Alfred Town
end atyles the late senator from low.
Tbo announcement is made of the
marriage of Anna E. Pomeroy, tbe di
vorced wife of "Brick" Pomeroy, to Jas.
Reed, of Fulton, wbo has acquired soma
celebrity as an artist.
The Pepe received a deputation of
citizons of the United States lait week.
Mr. Glovor, of New York, read an ad
dress. Tho Pope said in reply tbat ha
would always pray for America, and trus
ted tbat tho material progress of tbe peo
ple would not turn their hearts from spirit
ay A writer in the Nashville 'Ameri
can, sUtes tbat oak staves lor making
casks in the south of France, aro sent from
the forest of Kentncky and Tennessee.
A wino rank in France is said to bo worth
as much as tho juice of tbe grape to fill it,
so scarce is Htave timber. Tbe secretary of
the Iowa state board of agriculture says
that within a few months past, ona man
has contracted to furnish tha Britah eov
ernmont with five million cublo teet of
white oak, which will be cut from forest
within nny miles of Cairo, Illinois.
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