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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. VOL. [I---NO 68. NEW ORLEANS. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. BY TELEGRAPH. HLfiE4 ANDi THE SOUTH. 'What Will be His Policy 'oward Loulsi and and nonth Carolina. The oeathern liemnicrats Will Iniet ea Some Anthorit(aive A 'owal of Hlayes' ioutheru 'Policy. WAsnrttromý, Feb. 2'3.---The Southern Damo Qrate propose t.-morrow to take advantage of the crisis in the fortunes of Hayes to obtain some more definite and authoritative avowal of thelat 'tsr's proposed policy toward the States of houth OCarolina and Lonwisna thtan has yet been vouch saled. They do not propose to be put off with glittering geinerahties while the sue is sh ning, and then wako up at the approach of winter to Ind that they have made no liy. The Hayes muanagers are not in a position to be defiant at this juncture. Br etuL. TEILtHIIONNE. A Ma.s Meeting of 'rTapayers. Itoyd.,, Li., Feb. 24, 1877. A very large and . nt lhuiastic nlmeting o the taxpayers of the parish of T'erreb.June was held this day at Hlounia. The assemblage was cualld to order by Thos. ".) Daunts, ELq., who noiuinated the f Ilowing .oeors: For i'es dent, Capt. Win. A. Bisland; let Vice Presidenits, Win. A `ltlffTr, Esq., and Major Stephen Minor; fr Seooretaries, Major A. W. Connely and John iB. H inder. Req. Aftet the objects of the meeting had been ex. slMaed by the President, on motion of H. 0. Inor, E.g., ,he Ohairman was aurhorised to ap pot committee of twenty-frve to draft resoln o xproeive of the sense of she people of this patshe taxspayers on the political ctans T Presitdent tnereupon appointed the follgw Ikg tliem.ne whore dtd orop of 10000 ..ibsad or .otr ete t $eason : Wm.A. . HS..obiobaux, T. J. Daunts, N. E. L Oollam, 1.J. .h. E.j tBker. A. Bon A. & W. Oon . FB.B. Goode A. t, W. . Kn , ton. D. 8 Oge T. F. . Buron, J. F. fotard, J. M. J. N. Robiehana, s.Vlgetie, A. L e, Jos. A. Gaae. tittee they api tdrelted r con. *A re ported through their chairman, Wn. A. A ser, Erq., the following resolutions, whioh were unanimously adopted: Whereas, An effort has been made by an ny eonstttutlonal and illegal Returning Board, through an arbitrary exercise of power, to de. prive the people of L'iutsiana of their legally ehosen offiors; theretoro Resolved, That we, the taxoyt(rs of the par abh of Terrebonne, knowing Francis 1'. Nichols to be the only legal Governor of Louiei .ta, hereby bind ourselves netto pay licenses or taxes to any one not aethoricz.d by him to collect the a ian, and to this eld we pleudge ourselves each to the other to txhaust all remedies, legal and moral, and to resist, if necessary. all force in eny attempt to collect taxes and Ilcenses. rksolted, That the chairman of this meeting appoint a permanentcommitiee of nine, to whom all be referred all efforts on the part of any, but a legal collector, to enforce the payment of licensee or taxes; the said committee having to use all nu,.ace they may think beat, and cailfor men and money in tho discharge of . t duties. Resolced, Believing that those who receive the majority of votes are the only legal holders of Ofcce, and recognizing the fact that those who ran on the Republican ticket in this parish for loal offices were duly elected, we promise them oar support so long as they honestly administer their resnective offices in the true interest of the people of the prish. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions duly signed, be forwarded to the New Orleans times. Picayune, DEMOCRAT and Be', New York Herald and Thibodaux Serdinef, for publication. The president appointed, as a permanent eommittee of nine, the following gentlemen: Ron. Ed. McCollm, Jps. A. GOane, T. M. Cage, H. O. Minor, J. (ueno, J. Emile Naquir, H. Oage, A. W. Connely and R. t. Woods. On motion the meeting adjourned, subject to the ecll of the president. WMt. A. BISLAND, President. A. W. oiNNeELY, J. B. WrINDE, Secietaries. IUBLIC uPINION. Shewlasg Hew the Mtemory of Washlmg ton is Respoered. iN. Y. World.) If the great Virginia gentleman whose anni Sersary is celebrated to-day-the purest and - most majestic character ir history-could look owna upon the country, he would be ashamed t 5 e the dishonqety that is rife in publio and ivate life ; he would be grieved to see th e want tleommon patriotism and the prevalence of a spirit of hatred among men whose ancestors aiht shoulder to shoulder, but he would tingle ·l ndgnation to see the carelessness with whloh wesubmit to the encroachments of power. ' studn of his works and his example is the best afeguard of the republic, and yet we live to s.e lieutenant colonels of United 8tates infantry ihiddagi memorial seriwios in his honor. Some aoch thing was to be expected after we had per mited eorporale of United States infantry to dis pesse State legislatures. [Chicago T:mee.] It to sseless to deny this much--George Wash agbon Is being rapidly torgotten in the metroplis et the West. He started ri to life by the custom ary process 145 years age, and had he lived until mow would have been about the age of "Old Parr" when that worthy was gathered to his itthers. George Washington was an excellent rveyor, a good border-dghter a persevering if amt a brilliant general, and a thoroughly honest an, aeohrdag to his lights. He did his country o service, and his country rewided him if ot riobhly at least comfortably. The Americane ena hardly be called a retrospective people. Lbay prefer to live to-day or to contemplate the Ltre. Their enthusiasm for the distinguished dead Is of the negative order. They honor them h theory but hate the fuss of showing their eleoiadon by pubi oremonstration. Nobody i that George Washington deserves the oattion of all men, Americans, Europeans, and the rest, but few people can summon up enough energy to tramp the streets because he wasbornon a oertan day in February, 1732. He came into the world, by the way, before the Oregerian calendar moved time forward eleven days, which made the date of his birth, accord. leg to the present style, February 11. instead of 9t. In fact, the Gregorian Galen tar has knocked ugood many anniversaries into confusion. [St. Louis Republican.] Although the day is likely to be treated with wven Lee respect thain usual, it is well enough, perhap, to remen ber stha this is the one hun red snd forty-fifth anLiversary of the birth of .eorge Washington. A mnun of consideroble con sequenoe in as generation, and pla)ing a samt whAt prminuet prt in the drama of .merican independenee, he belou.s so completely to the atibhat his ezxample has ceased to be imitated, Smaid his principles and practices gone quite outof istsbioc. The te,,ple to whom he gave tsa ona nam. and fame regard him very math as the Greeks under the thirty tyrants Aritrded rAretidea--as a combination of myth ~i"i iracle, too wise, too honest, and tos patri atis to be pie y men of a more degenerate a5 The Wahintonaan idea was extermimnated Se ego and the leaders who now eautrol the desae oLnf lbsepublbO have no acre qmjielb a , )ountry," as a moral force, has been quietly yet ffectualty suppressed. He exercises as little in luenoe upon those who would have been sub ectsef Great Blitain but for him, as the Empe or <i China or the Mikado of Ja pan. lie is dead n every sense of the word, and it is not strange here should be such small disposition to recul eat when he was born. (N. Y. Tribune.] This is the birthday of Washington, and it will ýa noticed in d.fferent parts of the country in a lesultory and feeble way. Its original obser rance, we suppose, was merely a relic of court ceremonial, since the same honor has been uni rersally conceded to' no other diestguished Amerloan. t'e anniversary is now hardly kept with the rV~,.Iar interest which it oulclexcited; mud our m.t' rt'3ent orators do not flnett easy to say much s~l,,A the Country's Father which has not been wo.l said before. When a great man has been di.scuased. sung, painted and sculptured ror a century and a half, the cleverest may be at a lose how to add anything fresh to the accumu lated stook of biographies, poems, canvases and marbles. [(New York Herald.] Very few people now living remember when Washington was here, but those who were con temporaneous wi :h the event speak of him as one tf the most remarkable infants they ever saw. Peter Cooper predicted his future greatness at the time, and IGen. Dix hailed him as the future rather of his country. Tite precise data of Ileorge's birth is dubious. Many persons believe chat he was born in the new style, but this is a mistake, for he was born in the old style. The Pope, who ie knogn to have been opposed to the Declaration of Inaependence, purp staly took ad vantage of the un'ortunate bhin ders which the earth makes in rolling around the sun-it being always behindhand it time, hke a Third Avenue car-to confuse the calendar and prevent Americans from celebrating the day with cer thinty. Washington was born on the 11th of February, old style, but the Jesuits have com pelled us to observe the 22d. His birth-place, however, is mote important than the time; for, supposing that he had been born in Egypt or China, no one can see what possible benefit it would have been to America. Fate, hewever, made him a Virginian. Liberty made him the savior of America, and America made him the foremost man of the world. The oppressed of all natione look upon Washington as the ideal hampion of freedom, and he stands exalted on Pisgah heights of splendor, the herald of future ages. The American people will to-day celebrate the anniversary of his birth by carefully abstain ing Item labor and elaborate indulgence in rest, and the joy of the oooesion is only damnpeled by the sad recollection that Washington himself oanaot take part in the festivities. JI0N TIGHLMAN AT HIS BLOODY WORK AGAIN. -his Time He Attempts to Rob a Man on a Gravel Train, and Not Suceeetedl Ueats Him Almost to Death. The exoursion train of the Jackson and Great torthern railroad, which arrived in this city yes terday morning, had on board a colored man named E iward Americus, who had been found lying near the track between Frenier and Le branch stations. When put aboard the train it was discovered that the man's skull had been fractured, that one of his arms were broken, and that he had re ceived other bodily injuries. An investigation into the case disclosed the faots that Americus was an employse of the com pany, and that between 10 and 11 o'clock on Sat nrday night he was on a gravel train on his way to the city, and when the train was between the above stations one John Tilghman and two other men, all negroes, who were also aboard, at tempted to rob him. Not succeeding in getting any booty they beat him horribly about the body and head, and then threw him off of the train into the swamps and left his body at the mercy OF THE ALLIGATORS. Believing their victim dead, and that the rep tiles would demolish his carcass, they staid onl the train until it reached the next station, and then got off. The excursion train passed by yesterday morn ing and the unfortunate man was picked up, as stated, and brought to the city, and then sent to the Charity Hospital. The wounded man, on reaching the hospital, was examined by the physician of the ward, who considers his condition very critical. The man Tighlman, the chief actor in this bloody affair, is the party who murdered Frank Steele, some weeks ago, at the corner of Erato and Willow streets, and who, after the deed, fled the town. MURDEROUS BERINARD. The Game He Employed Lauded Him in Jail. Paul Bernard, the cieature who about a year ago outraged a German girl and at the same time broke her leg, attempted at 9 o'clock Sunday night, at the corner of Union and Baroone streets, to murder a young man named Wm. H. Tierney by knocking him on the head with some blunt instrument, supposed to be a brass knuckle. Officer McManus hearing the moans of the wounded man hastened to the scene and suc ceeded in arresting Bernard just as he was in the act of beating a hurried retreat. The accusec and his victim, who was covered with blood, were both brought to the Central Station. The former was incarcerated, and the latter wes sent to his home on Perdido stleet and a physician summoned. Remise of Mrs. P. A. Rest. Mrs. P. A. Roet, nee Destrehan, died on Satur day at the age of seventy-four, and yesterday her remains were borne to their last resting place, followed by an immense concourse of our old population. The deceased, a most estimable lady, was the widow of the late Judge P. A. Best, one of Louisiana's most distinguished juriseon suite, and was allied to the elite of the old Creole society. A Valuable Present. [Chicago Times.] A resolation authorizing the President to ac cept the statue of "Liberty Englightening the World" from citizens of the French Republic, and to have it set up on one of the islands in New York harbor, was adopted by the House of Rep resentatives on yesterday. The figure is not likely to be completed very soon, more's the pity, for there never was a land more in need of lib erty's enlightenment than is this rogue-ridden republic in the one hundred and first year of its backward movement toward despotism. "ý" A Definitlon of Hyperbole. At a recent examinaticn for teachers' certifi oates in California, one of the exercises was : "Define hyperbole and give example." To which one of the lady applicants responded as follows : "A hyperbole is an exaggeration of truth used to illustrate wit or humo:. Example: The train running between Shingle Springs and Latrobe goes with such speed that the kiss left on the hand of Mr. Watkins by his Placerville girl was not dry before it was shaken by his girl at La trobe.-Er. Not God, but Joe Bradley. [N. Y. Sun.] John Sherman thanks God that Congress has ný power to reverse the fraudulent decision of the Louisians Returning Board. lie should thank Joe Bradley. According to Hoyle. Hoyle says : " When you are in doubt, tgko the trick." That's just what the immortal eight said, with the addition, "doubt or no doubt, take the trick anyhow." BUR.narr's FLAvoRinG EXTRAnrs.- The superi orny of tese etracls consists in their perfec puray end greso slrength. They are warranted free from the poisonous oils and acids which en ter Into the dompositi n of many of the factitiosi fira flavors wow in the market. They are not Stre to ahrames, bua are pa from of te JiJsenttiitsand "ree s ybi NEWS BY MAIL. eov, Hares Will Not Reslga Until the Count Is Ended. [Special to Cincinnati Enquirer.] CotLunus, Feb. 21.-Gov. Hayes was asked by one of the visiting statesmen who was here yes terday, when he intended to resign the office of Governor, and replied in affeet that he would wait until the count should be finished for the presidency before sending in his resignation of the office he now holds. The Governor, as I un derstand it, thinks that it wouldn't be exactly the proper thing for him to resign at this time, be cause it would look a'sthough he thought there was no longer any doubt of the rees lt of the count now going on at Washington. A Doubt Expressed. [8pacial to Courier-Journal.] The fine talk about Governor Hayes' pacific and friendly polcy toward the South receives a very .nfavorable commentary from the fact that Mr. John rtherman. who has gone to Ohio, is un derstood to be having a large influerce in shap ing the Cabinet. Another commentary may be found in the fact of Senator Edmunds, who runs the Ahiundo Electoral Mill or Commission, re porting to-day adversely upon a large number of disability bills. The promnses of reversi g the stereotyped Radicol policy of hate, p reecution and pillage are Lot to be aredite l just yet. THE DANK TAX. The Dunkers' at the Worst Threates to Refuse Pcposates. [Special to Cincinuati Enquirer.] WARHINOr)N, Feb. 21.-The question of abol islling the tax on deposits in National Banks has got to a pintl where a vote is promised in the Committee on Ways and Means to-morrow. The bankere urging the repeal have submitted sev eral printed volumes of statistics and arguments, which have been well digested by the tub-Com mittee. The main points of complaints are that the bank tax was originally suggested for the suppo t of the Bureau of the Cgmptroller of the Ourrency. The tax is one per cent in all-one half on deposit, one-fourth en circulation, and one-fourth on capital. It is credited to special fund, and has amounted to $25,000,000 more than the expectations of the framers of the law, of which amount there is over $20,000,000 in the Treasury. The banks claim that one-eighth of one per cent was all they ever should have paid. and many of them threaten to refuse deposits unless the tax is taken eff. The committee will votl down the proposition, principally for the reason given by Chairman Morrison, that "we cannot afford at this time to spare any tax on anything." SOUTHERN BENATORS. A Number of those Voting Agalast outhkeon Improvements. [Special to the Courier-Journal.] WAsemnTrow, Feb. 92.-Strangely enough, a number of Mouthern Senators are found voting yesterday against a subsidy to a line of steamers from New Orleans to Itto do Janeiro. Had the terminus of the line been Charleston or Norfolk, the result would have been similar. The two Virginia Senato e, Johnston and Withers, deserve credit for sustaining the appropriations. Quite a large percentage of touthern Republioan Seca tore in Congrees think that their only mission here is to get their five thousand dollars a year, and are actually hostile to appropriations and public measures designed to benefit the South. They would vote to-morrow against rebuilding the- Mississippi levees or the Te xas Pacific rail way, on come wretched qruibble, while their peo Crooked Joe ltradley. [Special to Courier-Journal.] WASniSOTON, Feb. 22 --bout three weeks ago a prominent Western l)emocratic politician met an agent of the Ballot k printing press in this city, who he fPund was here for the purpose of selling a press ordered by the Nationil Republi can. lie came at once to the conclusion that the proprietors of the press in question knew what the decision was to be, and were making this ar rangement accordingly. M.y intormation is that Judge Bradley at this very time was expressing himself in a sense very favoratle to Tilden. A Telegraph Flght. [Special to Chicago Times.] LOOISVyLIca, Feb. 22 -Early,in November last the Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Company con structed a line of telegraph from Cincinnati to Louisville, about one hundred and twenty miles, in seventeen hours, occupying the poles of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Company a part of the distance. ' he Western Union company claimed the exclusive right to occupy the road and tore down forty-eight miles of the wire and. destroyed the insulation. The matter has since occupied the attention of the Indiana courts in injunctions and counter-injunctions, and the At lantic and Pacific Company finally, worried of the delay, removed their line from the contested sec tion of railway, constructed a new line, and com pleted their Louisville section on February 21. "OUTHERN IMPROVEMENTS. Belief that the Hayes Administration Will Favor Them. [Special to N. Y. Herald.] WAsmrioToN, Feb. 20.-An important part of the new administration policy will, it is believed, be the granting of appropriations by Congress for levee and other internal improvements in the Southern States, and it may be thought advisable by the party leaders to show their good disposi tion toward the South in these ways as eary as possible. In this case the new Congress would be called together at an earlier day. The next House of Bepresentatives will have so small a Dempcratio majority that some -Republicans think it would be useful to make th6 attemdt at once in thebew Congress, to make a break in the Southern Democratic ranks, by introducing in ternal improvement bills, which would, undoubt edly receive the support of Louisiana, Arkansas and even some Mississippi Democrats, as well as of members with Whig antecedents or oe nstituen cies in Tennessee, North Carolina and other States. Unless this consideration produces an early call for an extra session it is likely to be delayed, because a new President usually finds himself more comfortable and better able to frame his policy without the help of Congress. DBEOCRATIC SUPERIORITY. Barren Honors Carried Ofi by the Demo cratic Orators. [H. V. R. in Cincinnati Commercial.] I listened to all the speeches made in the de bate, each speaker being limited to ten minu es, except Watterson and Cox, who had respectively three and seven pninutes. The speeches of the Democrats, as a whole, were very superlir to those of the Republicans. The best speeches were made by Seelye, Independent; and by El lie, of Louisiana; MoMahon, of Ohio; Watterson, of Kentucky, and Cox, of New York. These were all on the Democratic side except Seelye's, who is in the middle. The best speech that was made on the Republican side was not as good as any one of the four Democratic efforts mentioned. There may be Republican orators in Congress, but they did not show themselves to-day. The Democrats carried off the honors. THE INEVITABLE. The excitement decreases, and all hands are preparing to face the inevitable four years more of Republican rh!e. And there are abundant opinions afloat that this is the last gasp of the Republican party -that the end is near. But these are chiefly inspired by the Democrats, and are born of a wish to get that party out of the way. Among the Republicans there is great cheerfulness, and no disposition to admit that the party is on its last legs. Quite the contrary, they think that it is to start on a new career of usefulbess, and ain several mere presidential elections, without even the aid of Returning Boards, National or State. LIERKTY'd TREMENDOUS ARH. Preparing the Pedestal for One seccion of tartheoldls statue. [(i. Y. World.] The arm of Bartholdi's statue ef Liberty,whioh is about to be placed on a temporary pedestal in Madison S r, ntng on Fifth avenue, will, with the't.urtea4oe tslea, m urealee bla high. In bas-relief upon the i uter face of the pedestal will be a representation of the whole statue when it shall be placed on Bedloe's Island. Upon thi aide facing Madison Park a staircase will be built leading to that which runs spirally through the arm to the balcony of the torch upon the summit. The privilege of mounting to the flambeau, while in Madison Square, will not be extended to the publio at large, but subscribers to the fund for the purchase of the permanent pedestal, and others interested in its progress, will be admitted upon obtaining the necessary passes from Mr. H. W. De ttieokel, who is in charge of the statue during the ab sence of M. Bartholdi in Euro! e. The etpense of placing this fragment of the statue in Madison 8quare is paid for by the Depaitment of Parks, $97' having been appropriated for the purpose. Its erection has been given in charge of Mr. W. F. Croft, the arclitect. The arm will remain in Madison Square until the year 1880, before which time it is not thought possible a suficient sum will be obtained to warrant the commeneement of work towards the erection of the complete statue. Several F. ench societies have expreseed their willingness, if allowed the privilege, to light the huge flambeau upon the evenings of national holidays, and to pay 'or the gas which will thereby be connumed. The arm will have been planr d in position by March 4 next, when it will be photo. graphed and copies sold for the beneilt of the Pedeetal Fund. SOUTHERN NEWS. Louisiana. Markeville, Avoyellcs parish, demand5 brick pavemente. ol.sinees has been terribly dull in Avoyo led s nee se ptember. BonnetCar. c crevasse is running worso tlian ever, and eating awry the lef; bank. Bove, the Tax Collector of it. J.mes, has cJl leoted $288,721 this year-narieh taxes. The negroes in Desoto have already eaten up what they made last year, and are as bad off as ever. Mr. C. R. Nugent, sheriff of Grant Parish, has qualitled and taken possession of his ofiLe with out any troble from the status quo. Tree peddlers from Lerrebonne ha4e been passing through Iberia and selling a great many fruit trees to the farmers, who intend going into the fruit basiness. The Bichbland Beapon agrees with the other country papers in their strictures on the printing law. The cry has been taken up, and the coun try press is joining in it in very loud and excited tones. Mosquitoes have already appeared in the country, and we may soon expect to hear their obheerful buzz here. They have not crossed Bayou Lafourehe yet. A detective is watching them, and will give due notice of their mcve ments. Natchitoches does not enjoy great mail facili ties. The letters lie for eight hours at the post. office before the mail is sent. The Post Oflice Department, itis claimed, is in a conspiracy and anxious to avoid exciting the Red River people with fre-h news. Several plantations In St. John the Baptist have lately determined on eroploying Chi:,ese. Among these aro the plantations of Mesers. Burnlide, Octave IImniel and Laurent Martin. The latter has just sencured some thirty Chinese from California, and has them already planting next year's crop. Mr. J. R. Winchester, district attirney pro tempors' of St. Jamey parish under app, intn ent of Governor Francis T. Nicholls, appeared be fire the Par ish Court of 8t. James last Monday with a motion to have his commission api ead upon the minutes of the court: "On me tion of J. R. Winchester in the above entitled ease, it is ordered that the parish judge show cause why he should not grant or refuse the application made ein tLe 10th day of February, 1t77, for a ruspenaive appeal. Rule made re turunable," etc. The Judge took the matter under advisement, and finally decided against Mr. Winchoeat:r, recogrizing Cohen, Kellogg's appoontee. ,nissUesaupi. * The Newton Bulldein calls Mr. Singleton Mis sissippi's favorite Congressman. Meridian is enforcing her vagrant law, and tramps are scarcely allowed time to "rest their i weary limbs within the incorporate limits. The Meridian Mercury is offered for sale, and I the Mer.d'an .omet material has been sold to a V party at Brookhaven. Papers do not flerrish well in Meridian. About noon Monday a colored woman was run over at Jackson. by a car on the New Orleans, Chinago and 8t, Lonis Railroad, and wounded probably fatally. Her name is Laura Carter, and t she, with her husband and sit children, were proceeding from Americus, Ga., to Vaughn's Sta tion in this State. While stopping at the depot she went under a car on an adjoining track, not knowing that an engine was there switching, and was run over as stated, the car passing over her thigh. Texas. Dalias is rapidly completing its water-works. Jefferson received a 1410 pound bale of cotton. Nine Texas railroads are building extensians to their lines. A new paper, the Lading Commercial Reporter, i has bloomed at that town 1 Millions of pounds of buffalo meat sill be pre served in Texas the coming season and potted for t use. The young grasshoppers have commenced work upon tue tender vegetation in Northern Texas. Major Van de Oraff has been arrested in Gal veston on the charge of killing Rantz in Houston during the war. A German named Benthe, at Cat S~rlngs, 1 burned his house and its contents, returned 1 notes to parties owing him, shot his horse, and i then sent a ball through his own head. Dogs, ugly skinny dogs, constitute ninety per cent. of the population of ban Antonio. This fact is attributable to the fondness of the other' ten per cent. of the population for "tamales." The Oastroville Era says that Mexicans are not the only cause of trouble upon our borders. t Desperadoes and horse thieves hold high car nival all along the line and openly defy the ofil cers of the law. Persons representing the San Juan gold mines in New Mexico, have gone to Nan Antonio. (nearly two thousand miles distant), for the pur pose of p.urchasing mules and Mexican burros (donkeys) to woerk in their mines. The heavy snows this winter, with the recent rains, have had a most beneficial effect on the growing wheat crop in north Texas. The prc s pect now is very flatterrng fhr a good crop of this importart oereal, though the acreage is ns t so large as it was last seas .n. An Austin f.sail deplores the building of an opera house at the capital city of Texas, be cause, according to his figuring, it would put $7.bt00 per annum in th"s pockets of proprietoers and show peon e. Perhaps if some ot:e would build the house and deed it to the community, and the show people would give entertainments gratis, this old fogs would be happ'. What a Fall Was There. [From the Pittsburg Gazette.] There was a sudden seneation in an Oakland church on late tunday. It appears that a young lady membtr of th- choir became so anxrous to examine a certain exasperatingly pretty bunnet in a pew back under the organ loft, that she lost her balance and turned a summersault down upon the unsuspecting congrega:too. The min ister had only reached "tenthly," when he was shocked by a dissolving view of striped stockings; and the millionaire underneath hat just selected his smallest coin for toe heathen, *hen a pair of two-inch heels struck him in the back of the neck. By a vote of eight to seven J. Madison Wells Is a r ad ElisPlat peer a EPnktn raprss. A Sermon by the Rev. S. Burford, of Calvary Church. hEAVEN. "And there shall be no night there; and they need no o ndle, neither light of the sun, for the Lord God giveth them light; and they shall reign forevgr and ever."--Itevo ation, xit, 5. Out position on earth' is one of continual struggle and combat. The scriptures are un varying in their testimony on this point. AIt. Paul describes our condition, and uses the pub lic games to illustrate it. The followers of Chrst are compared to the contetatnts. And lust as those who entered the lists were encouraged anti nerved by the promise of a prize, so, too, is it the ulosesd privilege of the Christian, hlile doing and datlog, in the warfare against a wicked beast within and a o irrupt world without, to ktuow that, if failthful to the end, the contest will end in an exceeding and eternal weight of glory. If the agonistie or runners were animated fir the struggle merely by having held out to them the prospect of some paltry reward, how much more ought the Cllristian to be nerved for the spiritual race when heaven is in view. The wreatler' toiled and diligently traiuod themselves for their games. t , too, should the Christian labor carntlly and count no sacli fl.e too great in order to secure tihe reward of welil-doing--to secure the mansion which Christ has gne to prepare for all those who love hitm. Now the text teantoes.us two thlling: 1. WhIat rrw trill not fitn in helrent atea (2) talso what twe shttl cer.l.itly find IItere Thtro wil be 'ino nijhlt in hoavenn-no cautt'le, no light of thoeull shdll be teced to give lollt, for It.e Lord God Alniohly shal give te t aitds tyht, andl they shall reign foreeer and ecer." as we are n ,w constituted we could not exist wit.hout the regular recurrence of day and night. In other planets where the days are so much longer we could not live. f.r we could not con form ourselves to their divisions of time. We re quire a period of repose every twenty-four hours. It is, therefore, no pleasant image to the mind to speak of a world where there is no night, and *e can only view this image with de 1gnt when we consider that these bodies shall be changed and prepared for the new state of heaven. We usually speak of night as the season of dreariness and gloom, and an emblem of igno rance and error. But think how would we do without night. No period of the twenty-four hours reveals so much of the magnifioence aad glory of God's oreation. luppose there were no night. Would we know anything beyond the glory of the sun and our own little world? We might study the beautiful landscapes of the monutain and valleys, but we could never have viewed the immense map of the firmament. The sun, by his brightuess, would have hiddea from us the eoronet of jewels which glitter upon the brow of night. "Another day is added to the map Of buried ages. Lol the beauteous moon Line a fair sheperdess, now comes abroad With the lull flock of stars, that roam around The azuee meads of heaven. And ohl how charmed, Beneath her loveliness, creation looks; Far gloaming hills, ant light in weaving streams, And sloeping boughs, with dewy lustre clothes. And green hair'd va leys, all in glry drese'd, Make up the pageantries of night." -Mount omery. But we are told there i, no n ght in heaven. Hlow 14 thin? Because there we shall have no periods of inactivity. \e shall never be tired and worn out with li e's routine ".f duty. and never long for rest. 'The freshlces of an eternal mormnng shall find us e.er ecjJyr:g and never lon)ging for the close of the day. We can never kliow wearin- Ps in the praises which constitute the bliss of heaven. God never slumbers nor sleeps-and it. John tells us that the four living creatures which are around the throne cease not, day nor night, saying "holy, holy holy." What a grand and rapturous thought to be with God for ever, and to be like him forever, needing nosleep. [I~are I am jaded with mental or physical tod; but th. re the capacity of my soul will be so en larged that I can gaze unweariedly upon.the au gust wonders of heaven. Nothing shall ever drag the spirit down, but a perpetual vigor shall keep it going forward in search of new fields of glory. The feeble lense of my earthly eye, whicn re quires the coming of the night to behold the wonderful panorama of beautiful night, will be so enlarged that I shall be able to look out upon the grandeur of crea'ton during one eterral day. I glory, tbtrefore, in the predicted absence of night. And if we advance from the literal considera tion of night to its metaphorical sense, we shall discover the beauty and fullness of the promise of the text. 'We speak of night as emblematic of ignorance, of perplexity and sorrow. Now, if all these are to be removed in heaven, may we not rejoice at the prospect I "There shall be no night there"-that is, the ways of Providence shall be maddclear; the "things hard to be un derstood" shall then be explained. We shall find order in that which seemed so intricate, wis dom in that we thought unaccountable, and good where we supposed there was nothing but ins jury. "There shall be no night there." Hear this, ye children of affliction. Pain cannot enter there ; teats do not flow there ; no graveyards are found there; no parting with friends there; no lonely moments there; no sighs there; not even the shadow of a cloud shall flit over the pathway of the eternal day of peace. "There shall be no night there." Hear his, ye children of calamity here. No baffled plans there, no misfortunes there, no sudden disappointments there. In their places shall be met the unceasing tide of endless happiness-deepening as it rolls. In fine, to say there is no night there is to pro claim the reign of universal purity-no tempta tions there, no sinful desires or wicked heart to b attle with-but holiness shall be the circle of the heavenly life. No wonder that St. Paul who was caught up into the third heaven, shonld say in rapture, "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of. man to co:ceive of the glory that shall be revealed in us." We long and struggle for glory and renown and distinction, and honor, and riches, and power, and happiness, in this little sphere, but never reach them in satisfaction; but there we shall be crowned and elevated to the dignity of argels, with capacities increasing with the lapse of endless cycles. The pages of universal truth are unlocked, and there is no obscurity in a sin gle line, nor does the brightness dazzle the vision. Conjecture is followed by certainty, controversy is at an end; prophecies completed and parables are interpreted. The child of God b acing on the bosom of an eternal mother-God will have every grief and anguish hushed into truthful quietness, and the tear cannot stain the chock in that land that knows no sorrow, for He has promised to wipe them all away with loving hand. -t. John farther tells us, in the text, that "they need no candle, neither tight of the sun." If the night of ignorance, error and superstition, fear snd doubt, despondency and misfortune, shell flee away, then what shall give us light ? p'ailty, as St. John says, no imaginary or artfl tioisi or created light. Try for a moment, if you can, to imagine that the c'lden chariot of day is to be suddenly ex ti~nguished. Ihink of the golden beams of the sun flooding the canopy of heaven, and forest, and mountain and river with the millions of ar rows of silvery. golden light all quenched-and yet there is no twilight, no darkiess of night and in its stead we are to rejoice in a radiance mimeasurably surpassing the noontide. All this indicates thet we shall no longer need any hu man instrumentality to teach us. We shall need no faith in mysteries, We shall need no hope to buoy up our souls as amid the storms of life. We shall need no ladder of prayer to climb to ward God. We shall not even need the sacra mental channels through which grace is con veyed to the soul. We shall not even need a Me diator to plead for us; for the "Son of rigbteous nees"Ih to "deliver up the Kingdom to o4.' M the Father"--a we shall see our Saviouro o "They fed Lusrn hfgbI* Welahall no longer think with fallible mind, but He will onstiUtute His great, noble cad luminous ideas for our weak, contracted and oonfused onds. He will give us of the happiness which makes Him happy. We may say just here that the expreslion "Tho Lord God givoth them light," seems to indlsate that our future state, like our present will be progressive. Here, we see with imperfect intellectual sight, but there, we shall have our powers of sight increaned inJefluitely. The dim. culties of kecriptnre will then be solved : the dark dispensatilns of Providence will be aradiated the seeming diso"rd of all things in God's moral government shall be harmonized. There will break forth upon the glorified soul grand views of the august nature of God and the wonderful character of His works. Then shall the dark and the bright thiings which checkered this path of life, appear equally necessary, equally mer/.* ful. Doubt shall give place to adoring reverenoe, as the problem is cleared up of oppressed rightt onusnesa and successful villainy. But all this will le learned as Eteinity untolds her leaves of knewledge of the King eternal. And it knowl edge shall advance, shall not love and happiness also ascend until we shall approach nearer to swilling the notes of choral sytiphony which be long alne to Ileaven ? ternity selall be one long, lontg, lnun morning, with the sun ever slitubing higher and higher--oue long, blessed springtime, and yet richest summer; every plant in full flower, and yet every flower the bud of * loveher. But why should I strive to describe that which is indescribntle. Yes, heaven has never been doerribed. It never will be. II is to be posseeaed and er:joyed. 1 is for this reason that I have made thle ittempt to get you to think upon whet has boen dutly revoaleC of it--hop ing to i duce you to seek its glories. Why, be ioved, the vory Indeeoribablenees of heaven ougl, to urge us to labor to reach it. St. Paul, naulght up ue the thlrd hLoevent aw more than Ht. John i Lies viriin on th". Isleof Patmos. But he does not dare attempt a description o7 it. He sys, "be heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful, or not possible, for a man to utter." ay my brethren, it would be a poir heaven, which sinful creatures as we are could compre hend or anticipate. Our faith and hope may be strengthened by this very impossibility of our ever obtaining clear ideas of heaven. Is is ti. loftiness of the mountain that causes it to be lost in the cleds, We may, however, comlfert ourselves with these words, even though we lay nut be able to penetrate the great depth of their* meaning: "There shall be no night there; atud they need iOc candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord aod giceh them light." And new let me Wind up the presentation of t.hss grnd, glowing and ennobling assurneen ' with the last words of the text: "Tbey sah reign for ever and ever." Yes there ia hlere in taught the afuture great dignity of man. God made him lt His image. He marred it in the fall, but did not totally destroy it. That. Image was restored in the man OCh ist Jesans. The place of a redeemed soul--of man sitting upon the thrones of glory in heaven-is to be, relative-. ly, higher than that of angels. Angels have never had the divine and the humsa' united in their organism as it Is in mankind, and we there fore believe man will be nearest God in heaven. Reign we shall, says the Holy Spirit. tul3 we shall have such as we could not conceive of here. We shah rule ourselves perfectly there, We shall contend with no unruly desires there as we do now. We shall have our affections thoroughly disolplined there. I shall be highar than any earthly king, who is so often his own slave. I shal! have no war of the flesh with the' spirit-no rebellion of the will, no battle with error or ignorance-but with the true royalty of holiness shall serve 4tod wi.hout wavering and find in that service my true sovereignty. Here, then, let me cease my sermon. At the close of another Christ an year-with encourage ment to the Obhristian to strive more earnestly to reach those unepeakable joys, and an exhorta tion to ungodly and irreligious men to turn away from sin and begin to prepare for heaven. All men want to go to heaven when they die-but we must go M sots of God. We can never, never, never enter as servants of satan. The heaven of the Mohammedan and the philosopher is different altogether from that of the humble child of God. The former views heaven as a place where he can fully gratify, forever the senses and the appetites. The heaven of the latter is merely a state where, with immortal vigor, he may follow out the workings of some great thought of science reach its highest maj- ' esty. But the Christian's heaven is that etat. where God Hiuhself shall be his strength and por Lion forever. Beloved, we should ask ourseltse this question.whether we desire heaven because God is there; (hrijst s there.? Would these be heaven enough for 'Sou? Or do you merely long for heaven, merely beoanst itis a place of sweet re pose, because departed kinsfolk are there, or he-. cause you are to be so highly exalted therei These are not the proper title deeds to a heasenlly possession. I do not say we are not to long for heaven beeanee we are to have these privleges, but they are tobe subordinate and only escon ary, The great thought, the leading idea which should mane heaven attractive' for us, should be to dwell with God, and to secure His happiness who is all in all." Glorius etpire,. promised by God, but not nnoondition ., but on the positive condition of repenting, believing and doing. Heaven's gates Stand open to all. None are shut out who seek to enter pow,.by believing in Him who has overoome death abd sin and opened the kingdom of heaven to all bellevite. I tremble when I think how some who have. heard the Gospel in this church as long, and who refuse to ent r Christ's kingdom on earth-His hturoh--my lie down on the bed of death and be suddenly launched into eternity without any preparation for Heaven, and shal, find themselves like the foolish Virginsr-taty the door shut. ' Who of this congregation will re. fuse to love the Savior here, and thus shut them selves out of Heaven ? Whom of this flaek shall its shepherd meet in Heaven? Will he be faithful unto death? Come, beloved, let us all resolve to prepare for Heaven. In the deepening twilight of a summer evqm ing a pastor called at the residenoe of one of his parishioners, and found seated in the doorway a little boy, with both hands extended upward, holding a line. "What are you doing here, my little friend?" inquired the minister. 1lying11ykit7e was the prompt reply. "Flyng your kiel" exolaimed the pastor; "I can see no kite; you can see none." "I know it, sir," responded the lad. "I cannot see it, but I kiwot its there, for I feel it pull." So, too, beloved, if our affeotions are set on heaven, we shall know it in such a way as not ' to be mistaken. How many of us can or desire to sing "One sweetly solemn thought Conies to me o'er and o'er; I'm nearer.my Home to-day Than I've ever been before! Nearer my Father's house Where the many mansions be; Nearer the great white throne, Nearer the jasper sea I Nearer the bound of life Where I lay my burden down; Nearer leaving my cross I Nearer wearing my crown. lloar as a Roper In. [Chicago Times.] Mr. Hoar, it will be remembered, greatly as sisted Mr. Edmunds in roping the £ emoeratlo grangers into the Bradley "brace game." Hoar's success in debauching these beef-headed yokels, it seems, was due to his profuoe promises. Like any ordinary" bunko steertr," this Mansaebu setts Hoar led Hewitt and the rest into the laby rinthine mazes of Bradley's commission by prom ises of fair dealing, and then turned ruthlessly upon the victims and aseisted his partners in r.blirg tlem. Darwinj ys birds have religions distinctions. Hens pro ly belong to the laity. Important to sugar planters. See Trouard's.. advertisement. Duanger's Cower's is filled in