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SI J DAY APPEAL SUNDAY HORNING, SEPT. 5. 1869 XE WSPA PER SA L ES. On the Slsl of March last, the closing day of what newspaper men all coucede to be the busiest quarter of the year, re turns were made by the several newspa per coooerna of this city, show ing the fol lowing result : AppeaJ 9 Avalanche - 4S0i 00 A Washington correspondent says that at a cabinet meeting held on the 81st ult., the removal of Senter Fed eral officers in Tennessee was de termined on. This is palpably mere guess work. The correspondents of newspapers are not usually admitted to Cabinet consultation-. In another column we reproduce ar ticles from the New York Journal of Commerce, and from the New York .Xation, the latter the only pajier that has yet attempted either t.i justify or support the more than alrurd story Of Mrs. Stowe. We give these arti cles as the last and among the best yet written pro or con upon the subject, and with a view to afford the freest and fullest investigating of the dis graceful charge with which Mrs. tTOWE seeks to sink the fair fame of a woman who has long filled an hono rable grave, and to execrate the mem ory of the greatest poet of modern times. As we have before stated in these columns, the authoress of thi vile slander and horrid imputation upon Bykon and his sister ha.- been universally condemned. All the lead ing presses of New York, and of the other largo cities of the continent condemn her, and adjudge her a panderer to the desire of the many for sensational matter. The Herald of Monday,' in a lengthy editorial, attributes the arti cle of the Atlantic Monthly to a grow ing taste in Yankeedom for just such suggestively bawdy statements, and doses with the remark that were it not for the corrective efforts of the daily press there Ls no knowing where the prurient Yankee would land in a few years. Without church or creed, law, constitution or justice these Yan kee literateurs rove through the world Intent upon one of two things, sometimes both money or sen sation. Generally they find, a in the case of the " Uncle Tom,'' libel upon the South, that the former follows upon the latter. This the Herald boldly charges wa- the occa sion wHh Mrs. Stowe and the pub lishers of the Atlantic Monthly lor the publication of an article for which the authoress L suffering all the pain- anil penalties of "Coventry,'' and for which the New York World says her name, "once the glowing synonym "of negro weakness, mut henceforth "be linked with the perpetration of an "heinous a piece of lawdy as the lite "rature of licentiousness in this coun "try presents." The Republican Banner reproduces from the Nashville Prts of October, 161, by request, protest submitted to President Lincoln "in behalf of the loyal citizen of Tennessee against the disfranchising proclamation of the then Military Governor An drew Johnson, ordering an election for President and Vice President, un der certain regulations and restric tions. It is a remarkable historical reminiscence not likely to be forgotten. The protest sets forth that the law of the State provides that each voter shall be "a citizen of the county wherein he may offer his vote for six months next preceding the day of election," and that the Governor' order only requires six months resi dence in the State, and permit many to vote not entitled by law. The Governor'!- order moreover requires an oath declaring that the voter is an 'dive" friend of the Government of the United States, and an " active " enemy of the Confederate States, ar dently desiring the success of the Fed eral arms and the suppression of the rebellion, and that the voter will "oppose all armistices or nego liatlons for peace " until the United States authority shall be completely established, and that be will " heartily id and assist the loyal people in whatever measures may be adopted," no matter what their character, for the suppression of all resistance to the Federal authority. They protect against an edict requiring them to swear that the voter " finds it in his heart to ryoiee over the scenes of blood, and of wounds aud anguish and death.-' wherein bis friends, his kindred,, his loved ones are slain, or maimed, or made prisoners, whereby the land of his birth or adoption is made desolate, and lamentation and mourning are spread over the whole nation : " They prote-t against Ix-ini; repaired to " oppose all armistices r nigotiatioiis of fieace " until the war shall end, when jieaee and an end of the war is their very and most heart felt desire, and when to oppose such negotiations tor peace as the Govern ment might see fit to set on foot, would be, in their view, the first and rfcfefMt of all treasons. President Liv- .,lx had Just before issued his procla mation declaring that " any proposi tion which embraces the restoration of peace, the integrity of the w hole Union, and the abandonment of slavery" would be entertained by him. And yet their Governor re quired them to swear they would op pose it in ouier words that tliey would make war to the knife, and the hilt, and the bloody and bitter end, without hearing, negotiation or quar ter to any rebel in arms until the Fed eral authority should be fully restored over all the people of every State and territory. Such was the require ment of the Chief Warrior, who did not fight! The names of these protectant.-, comprised the full list of candidates for electors on the McClei.lax and Pendleton- ticket. Their protest was without effect when uttered. But facts make their indeli ble impressions which cannot be ef faced from the memory. When once divulged they trill live in history, hurt or help whom they may. The Democratic victory in Cali fornia creates a tremor in the Radical camp for the fate of the fifteenth amendment, on which its very exis tence is now staked. Only twelve States so far, are known to have rati fied it, and part of these under force of the bayonet. There is evident anxiety in Washington to secure Tennessee, upon which the issue may depend. A special to the Cincinnati Commercial, dated Washington, August 31st, is as follows: i It has transpired that President Grant, carrying out the indorsement of the fif teenth aineudment made in his inaugural, Hnd demanding of theSetiter men in Ten nessee a fulfilment of their promises to ratify it. was among the first to urge an extra session of the old Legislature of the State for that purpose. Private advices from Nashville have been received here regarding this subject, which contain the information that the Constitution virtually destroys the power of the old Legislature to act in the Premi ses, by a provision which entitles the Legislature elect to assume the duties ..f ortice immediately after election. The result of a proclamation for an extra ses sion would;, under this construction, be I he assembling of the new Legislature, and the rejection of the amendment. The State may therefore be counted as against it. That the old Legislature Ls not in existence is plain enough, unless there can be. two Legislatures at the same time. The Constitutional provision is as follows: "The first election for Semitors and Representatives shall be held on the first Thursday in August, one thousand eight hundred aud thirty-five; and foreer thereafter elections for members of the General Assembly shall be held once in two year", ()n the first Thursday in Au gust; said elections shall terminate the same day." Another provision is that " the first session of the General Assembly shall commence on the first Monday in October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five; and forever thereafter the General Assem bly shall meet in October next ensuing the elections." , There is no provision for members holding over, and the certificate of election or the proof of that fact is the only -round on which they can apply for admission to their seats, of qualification for which the members elect, assembled as a legislative Isxiy, are the only comitetent judges. An election at the last regular Angust election is the only fart required to be made known on a new meeting of the Leg islature. A ce rtificate of election in 1 s.17 would le no more competent proof of qualification for a seat in a Legislature convened after the Au gust election of 169 than a cer tificate of having been elected in 1SC5 would be. And a newly elected member will be entitled to his seat against another elected at any previous regular election. A re-olei-ted member stands on the same footing, mi far as any new convention of the Legislature is concerned, as a newly elected member. Everything therefore depends on the new, and not on the old Legislature, which is now functus officio. There is neither any provision in the Constitution for holding over, nor, as in the case of the Executive, any necessity for it. The Legislature might not convene for the whole year, or might only meet and adjourn, and the Government would go on under old provisions all the same, and there would lie no in terregnum. The telegram given above indicates that (Jen. Grant was possessed with the idea that the old Legislature might meet and (Strry his pet amend ment project airatnst the wishes of the people, or without their expressed and ascertained sanction. But, as he is only about as great a statesman as he is public speaker, it may not be extremely immod est to dissent from his opinion, and to say that snap judgment game is blocked so far as Tennessee is con cerned. What the new Legislature will do is another matter, and to be seen. As the State has not yet voted for universal suffrage, they may think it proper to wait instructions. None can pretend they are under Instruc tions to vote to fix negro suffrage on the whole country not even those who contend they are instructed to fix it on our own State. If that thing is ever done it w ill lie from sheer tim idity, or policy, or from fear of the government, which has not spoken its will, as compelled to do for once, un der the forms of the Constitution. Bo children fear hobgoblins and ghosts, where there is nothing to fear. VSR much as wo had expected. It now turns out that the troubles in Rutherford county were wholly defen sive on the part of the whites. Pri vate advices received here and at Nashville all go to confirm the same thing. Men who have taken the most pains to Investigate all the facts now afnrm that the negroes, incited and misled by malicious and office-seeking mean white men, were the aggressors in the outbreak there, and that what ever of punishment they received, whether Just or unjust, was but the natural consequence, and provoked by THE SUXDAY their own acts. We most earnestly counsel s;ace aud quiet in all our young men. If they violate the law, that law must lie enforced against tbem, with all its violators. But black men are not privileged to be The exclusive law-breakers, and irregular acts In self-defence may be expected to follow their assumption of such privi lege for license. The Union and American states that seven negroes are now in jail at Murfreesboro. Have they done noth ing? The Sheriff of Rutherford county certifies that he lias no diffi culty In enforcing the law. Is It n; t plain that this emeute, which so much has been said and done about, as if it was an alarming affair, was the work of only a few individuals, and of no such consequence as to indicate any thing resembling a general disposition to lawlessness on the part of the whites'.' The citizens generally con demn the lawlessness taken to sup press the outbreak commenced by the negroes. Do they not go as far as any people the most peaceable could go? Ten negroes began the afiair by firing on a young white man, who was quietly riding by, and killing his horse. Where would white men submit to such an indig nity without instant retaliation. They should have patiently made arrests, and handed the offenders over to the law. But flesh aud blood is weak; and when bad white men work up silly negroes, or sillier white men, to such frenzy, they may expect to take the consequences. Some of the negroes are reported to have turned State's evidence, and to have said " loyal white men have told them that unless they did something to attract the attention of the Government, the rebels would regain power, and the uegroes would be returned to slavery." The white men who have told them this falsehood are the chief criminals. And thev ought to be arrested and punished, above all others. In a laudable and praiseworthy effort to secure a share of the cotton trade of the Mississippi Valley, the merchants of St. Louis have made up a purse of from which is to be distributed, at the approaching St Ixiuis Agricultural Fair, prizes, rang ing from foOO down, to the producers of the best five bales of the staple, the same to lie graded, classified and ad judged, not by St. Louis cotton men w hich the papers of that eity confess they cannot muster but by cottou men from Memphis or such other place contiguous as they can lie had. The curious part of this announce ment and confession of the St. Louis merchants, and that w hich will strike our readers with some force is, that they should seek to encourage t trade in cotton without any persons compe tent to conduct it. The cottou busi ness, as much, jierhaps more than any other, calls for experience in those who follow it. Indeed we doubt if there is a business that demands such constant vigilance, so much care. Our St. Louis friends will find this out by dear experieuce il'thcy attempt w hat by the great mill owners is only entrusted to persons so experienciil in the fibre and texture of cotton as to be able with almost closed eyes to classi fy' and purchase. Our St. Louis friends had better confine themselves to competition with Chicago for the grain trade and the trade of the Pa cific, and leave to us of the cotton States the trade and traffic of the great staple. In another part of this paper we publish a letter on the subject of postal-telegraphy from the pen of Col. Troi sdalf. It is worthy the eloacn attention. Such we have given it. The great fear of the Colonel, and that which he eems to think the strongi-st argument against a combination of the telegraph system of the country with the ostal department of the Govern ment, is that the wires may be used by the party in powerand against that opposing: or that, as was the cs,. during the war, the Government may use the great engine as an in strument for vengeance and a In cans of espionage. The fact that the Gov ernment did, during the war, so use the telegraph lines does not, to our mind, afford any great o!jrtion to the scheme; for the reason that a sim ilar emergency would beget a similar course w hether the wires were owned by the Government or not. The mere tact of the telegraph being a part of the machinery of Government w ould not 1m' any more dangerous to the lib erties of the press than the Mitel sys tem which has al wayseen more or ies manipulated by Governments. In the days of the Irish Repealers and English Chartists it was charged that Sir James Ghaham, then Eng lish Postmaster General, manipulated the mails and opened letters at his pleasure. During the early days of the late war in this country the post office was used for parti zan purposes. Mail matter was stopped at the South and newspapers sent back to their offi ces of publication, while letters to prominent Southern statesmen were seized in their passage through Northern post-offices and sent to the General Post-office i. Wash ington, and there opened for the infor mation of the Government. This um all wrong, gross wrong. No plea of State necessity will justify so flagrant a violation of private rights. Not even the oft-repeated and stale plea of "the nation's life in jeopardy" could give color of reason forso gross an outrage upon the reserved rights of the people. Worse than this could not possibly occur if the Government owned and controlled every wire in use or to le built. The Government has shown its power and determina tion and established a precedent by which, in any luture emergency it will tic fully justified in the most arbitrary seizure and use of the tele graph wires. As to the press. We remember that during the war such Democratic papers as the New York World and Chicago Times competed successfully with their Republican contemporaries in the amount of special telegrams they published, and that in every instance such disimtchs were written to suit the readers of these papers. It was only within the military' Hues that arbitrary distinc tions were made, or in exceptional cases of commanders like Beast Bctlek, a brute who wa thrown to the MORNING APPEAL.- SEPTEMBEE surface as sue scum always is, and who ac upon every isissible occasion up to the-urgings and prompting of his brutish nature. The Government tluit can in times of real or Imagined necessity take jiosses sion of, and control the telegraph sys tem of the country is to be reganiea a at nnv time prepared to assume such extraordinary powers, and it will make but little ditfereu.ee. to the peo ple whether such system is owned and tlireeted by the Government or a pri vate corporation; unless, indeed, that in passing out of the hands of the latter it is cheapened and popu larized as the three-cent postage stamp has popularized the letter system. That such will be the result of Government possession of the tele graph wires w e are not permitted to doubt, in the face of the reports to tne British Commons, to the satisfaction of which conservative and really popular assembly it was proven that postal-telegraphy was a necessity growing out of the iucreasedsfjemand of commerce aud the new system of transacting business, which, antici pating time, " sells to'arrive." Every argument was urged against the postal-telegraph system in the House of Commons. But the friends of the measure prevailed beeausr it was show n that a union of the telegraph with the post-offico was imperatively demanded, and was necessary in the interests of every class of people, poor as well as rich; farmer, merchant and mechanic. The arguments so potent with the British House of Commons will not have less weight w ith the United States House of Rep resentatives. The growing wants of commerce, and the demands of Un people for quick and cheap methods of interchange of thought will force postal-telegraphy from the Govern ment, and uuder such rules, restric tions and safe-guards as at present pre vail in the post-otfiee department, and invite the confidence of the great body of the people, notwithstanding the flagrant outrages of their rights dur ing the war. V publish the following com mu nication that all sides may have a hearing. We would give Mr. Eru EKiuGE, Mr. EwtN'., Milton Brow n or any one else the same chance. We are independent, so far as men are concerned, and, simply adhering to principles, we intend to stay so: W1H SHALL BE SENATOR? It has seemed to me somewhat re markable that a studied effort should be made to disparage the " favorite son of Tcnnewseo,'' even by those w ho a very few months sim-o were forward in endeavoring to do him honor, and Wra employing every effort to bring him before the pnonle that he might explain " the situation " he had left to be occupied ly u sucsessor for whom be had shown himself to have expets eucetl very little of his respect. Not enjoying a ersonal acquaint ance with "Andy .lohason," 1 have to speak of him trom a public stand point. It may be conceded, and I am willing to aver that he committed a most egregious error, when he declin ed the Sherman-Johnston treaty. That Ix'inir ratified would have "brought in hack "in au incredihiy short time, to be as we were, and fight our peaceful battlos inside the Consti tution. But we must reflect that Mr. Johnson had tvs;n newly inducts! into office, and had not understood or appreciated the hirh prerogatives with which he had bpen invested, and above all, had not yet sounded the men by whom he was surrounded and w ho were thenceforth to form his political family. It was a mistake to reject the Sherman-Johnston treaty, but visions of glory may have led astray the practi cal intellect of the man, when before him lay the restoration of this dis traught and disrupted Republic to its pristine status. We, who inter estedly looked on from a dis tant standpoint, without power to control a single move, aud not know ing the pressure iioii the Executive from those with whom he was so sud denly brought into contact in the ad ministration of the Government, may, and doubtless did, imagine that he was dilatory in asserting the preroga tives usiirMsl by his predecessor, and which, having lieen wielded for the i. iooraiization, if not destruction, of our system of government, might be exorcised to its full restoration, with every inculcation and hue of the Con stitution intact save that which had lieen abrogated U'vond ret-all. That there .should be restfveueas on thepart of those who s mpathisid with Pre ident Johnson, In the maintenance of the Constitution, when they thought they perceived him reluctant to wield the power for the public good which had been exercised by his predecessor for the public harm, and the eternal Reparation, in feeling, of our peoples, unless consolidated by the oppression of despotism, was, to say the least, natural. Reviewing the field, the historian of the period must award to him an un flinching adherence to the Constitu tion, and an abiding reliance uion the people whose Government he was called upon to administer. That he did not fulfil the cxpectationsof every one is true, for many of the most pa triotic were apprehensive that he might yield to the intolerance of fac tion and robject himself a slave to bad ambition. That he did not is attribu table to the seeds of patriotism im planted in hi.-; breast, and w hich grew and flourished w hile he w as the recip ient of popular favor that elevated him from humble life to eminent sta tion. When Henry Clay retired with the administration of Mr. Adams he was assailed with every obloquy and re proach that could be heaped on the head of a prominent individual. 1 he charges of "bargain, sale, intrigue ami management " were rung from one end of the country to the other. As a private and reti'red citizen, how could he meet and repel these charges'.' They were gaining influence over the pobjic mind, and although the two ; parties nat neon arrayed against encn other in theljegislature, so that R. M. I Johnson and J. J. Crittenden had failed to obtain a majority, and Ken tucky was less one Sennt'or for a year, i That noble State rallied to the relief : of her " favorite son," and he was triumphantly returned to the United Bastes Senate, where hin clarion voice could be heard in his own defense, and in behalf of the great interests of the country which u advocated. It is thought that at this time the State of Tennessee can do a similar act by her distinguished and eminent son, and place him where he can prove . "a tower of strength." It is puerile to talk of his having filled all the of fices from the humblest to the highest pinnacle of greatness, and bespeak for him retirement after his arduous la bors for the preservation of American liberty He is in the very meridian of life, full of unbounded energy, de termined, strong, skilled in the rou tine of government, and knowing the men with whom he would have to " cope withal." And where can one be found more sturdily to stand up for the people's and the State's rights, battling against encroachment and in novation upon the Constitution? It is not desirable that another h - should be disiianL'id to make a favor-1 He statesman appear the more promi nent and -tand out -in itnUtrt relief. Ten n---it- has many sons who would do her honor Krpon the floor of the l.'iuted States Senate; but this is a time that appears mt appropriate to plaoe there Andrew Johnson, that he may vindicate himself and champion her iuterests. Since the "glorious victory" was achieved In August, there has been an awful squinting to ward a relinquishment of the good which we have inherited and proved for the desperate chance of something better" premised by a new party, combined of Radicalism, and such Democracy and Conservatism as lan guish to "get upon the strong side. and that now would be willing to see Governor Senter convene the late Legislature that the "Fifteenth Amendment might be adopted with out forcing the new party (just form ing and still in embryo) to incur the respouftibility of adopting or rejecting it. We want such a man as Andrew Johnson in the Senate, that his voice may be heard there in defense of ton stitutional rights which some people seem w iliing to barter or compromise away, on the plea of restoring the country to peace and prosperity, neither of which can be secured to us, while those rights are insecure and liable at any moment to be des troyed. It is begging the question to urge that Mr. Johnson is vindictive and would foment animosities, that throuirh him Radicalism would be provoked to frenzy, and could not be conciliated to be generous that it would incite President Grant to des perate deeds, to show his revengeful spirit, ami wouiu preciuue inai reci orocitv of irood lifting which well applied flatterv antl timely gifts might propitiate. This is "the soothing system " with a vengeance; and, well manipulated, would tie the country to the car of Radicalism for the next century. When did tampering with principle ever strengthen a party. When did it elevate individual char acter'.' We have a portion of the old Constitution left, and shall lie loth to part with it. He who would compro mise or concede the little that is left. to get back into the L nion. or for any prospective advantage to be obtained from Radicalism when all the powers a a n i ? 1 . oi government are ceuiranzeu in ura uress. might lust as well put on a Rad ical collar, and wear it brazenly if not proudly. It is not disparaging i thers to say' there is no man in the State, from temper, character, political ex periences and indomitable pluck and perseverance, who could so well rep resent the people, in the Senate, as Andy Johnson, and his election to that position wouiu oe naueu win; unalloyed gratification by the patri otic nnd Constitution-loving people throughout the nation. Hampden CHURCH SCANDAL. That tall young fellow's hre to-day, I wonder what's Ills name? HI sve are Skc1 upon our pew Lo total at Sully Rune. Who Is that lady dressed In ipwn? It can't he Mrs. Lescli: There Mrs j.u, itl. Pcscii wiles! I irouder if rsj"fl arcaehf Leno me mir fau. 11 ls so warm; We hoih vill si! to prayer; Koarataa becomes the widow Ames; How Mary baaaal flares! Do look at Xancy sitnoper's veil, It's full a hres.ith too aldc; 1 wonder II CSiujiu Ayres Appears to-day as LridcT Lord, what a voic e Jane MM kM sot: Oh. how that orean roam! I'm alad we've loft tne singers' seats How hard Miss Johnson snores ! What ad shawls there In front! Do vou bbser e Ann Wild ? Her iie7 straw bonnet's trimmed with blacK 1 guess she s lost a child. I'm h:ilf aIeep that Mr. Jones! His sermon are so long; This afternoon we'll stay at home Aud practice that neu song. Cniy for Women. Pineapple dres.se are taking the places of good-: more easily affected by Jauip weatner. White dresses continue as popular a ever, and for two months to come will be as suitable as anything else. There is a positive mania for all kinds of pongee., India foulards. crajies, maniJlasand pineapple cloth Brilliant lines on white grounds and the richest crape, hanging in wavy folds are more than fashionable Cream white challies and finest goat's hair trimmed with cil6. bars of the gayest satins are among tne iiauu some ilrossi's. White jackets, wrought with the gayest colors, and scarlet ones with a network of embroidery in Turkish de signs, are the most lashionanle and expensive. Scarlet, black and white shawls are the most fashionable, though we have seen one of the shade called ecru, the peculiar unbleached color, . . J.ll A - ' Which was most ueucuieniiu wnuiuui, Long chains of coral, strung as baby chains were wont to lie, are lash ionable, as also short chatelaines of cut coral with the watch hanging, ac companied by many charm-. Del icate silks of the variety for mourning an' of black and gray: three, five and seven finest lipes of gray upon a black ground, or rice n raa, black upon gray. mie traveling dresses designed for full wear are made of the Pauama, and bamboo fibre, of a heavy quality, quite rough to look at, but soft to the hand. This material is in such de mand that enough of it is not to be had at any price. isoarlet, blue and almond-brown jackets of finest flannel are worn as pardessus garments at the edge of the evening just now, when one needs a slight addition to thedressof daytime. The more brilliantly and elaborately they are 'embroidered the better. Stockings of a linen web as fine as Destlemona s handkerchief are worn with these pretty shoes, and the sup ply of Madame Merternich of 305 pairs does not seem quite so fabulous. naM beautiful scarlet shoes of this style are seen with white peignoirs at breakfast. The latest sashe3 are of the purest, softest, India silk, which has a wavy look aud an indolent grace peculiar to itself. These sashes are very wide antl long, and tie in immense falling loops or a single large knot. Their colors are not brilliant, and the de signs are generally bars and squares. Some small. quareshawls, scarce ly more than handkerchiefs, are wrought in lace patterns about the edges are thrown carelessly over the shoulders. They are more quaint than beautiful, though lace embroidery upon pineapple cloth Ls something new, and of wonderful execution. Shoes, quite low, with a high, pointed heel piece, running off at the back of the foot, and a square piece overlying the instep, are now tolerated out of doors at the seashore and coun try place. They have large, flat bows of kid, and square steel buckles shap ing to the foot. mi 1 I .......... I uliuila IB" uresis IS OI a Ilfuwm cn, gray, fawn, or almost brown, and along the selvidge a bright border runs, composed of uneven stripes of gray colors. This stripe is cut off and used for trimming, which is put on fluted, by leaving a small space be tween plaits to correajKHid. A pretty addition is Tom Thumb fringe in col ors to match. Ladies who preserved -their Can ton crape shawls, which were in fash ion twenty years ago, are not sorry for their prudence now. They are among the most courted and stylish of light crapes; they are no longer worn in the simply folded triantrle. however, but are cunningly draped about the person in a manner requir- ' ing the skill of a modiste. ) 1869. a rz DRUNK AND DISORDERLY." I.oat in the dreics or the purn- us of -haaie. runh.si neath the wreck of hvr leanty anil name; a from the haunts of the vicious she came Cloihsi mean and squalidly, ragged from the c ia-i c--" - ( horror and sin. ttajrs toul and scrtnlv where jewel.- had oeen. ThU is the charge that against her goes In Prank anu disorderly. Spurned by the throng whom her grace had led, Slpurned by the poor whom her f-.unir had led. Purity, virtue and happiness dead - L.1V10K so liomoiy. Bitter the end of a once- Joyous life. Deep the disgrace of a once happy wife, Reekic.g with blasphemy, brawling with slnre "Drunk and disorderly." This was the cause of the terrible stain. He who shonld ever her honor marrilaiu, Ruined by crime and desire for gala. Though striving sturdMy. Sin quickly enters through 1'overty ' gate. Step follow step nntll thl Is her fate- r.asv ner rao rrom lnue esinie. irrunK ana aisorueny. Oh! you, who. living in comfort and bliss. Shrink as you would from some fearful abyss. Thanking the Father you are not like this .ontnnn n-r issniy. Prav for hvr think well of what she has lieen Pray for her cnt oir by friends and bv kin ; i-ray lor ner steep o too- snenow oe la siu uruuK aud aisorueriy. Loathe rather him who, so greedy for gold Honor, wife. home, and life's happiness sold ; Loathe the fell lust which too often doth mould Nature so sordidly. Strive to bring forth from her misery, love; Strive in the creature the woman to move; God never thinks of these charges above " Orunk and disorderly. THE TOASTJOR LABOR. Hrt'ft the man with h6rnj- hand. W ho tURN lit tii- hreHUiiust Allows; Where auviN rlmz in every Lund, He a loved by all good fellows. And here's to him who goes afield. A nd thr-jtitch the l-ltr ts i-jWins, Or with stout arms the ax dor It wield, While anc.eiit oak are bowing. HVre's to the del ver In the mine, 1 he aallor on the ocean. With those oi early craft and line. Who work with true devotion. Our love for her who tolls in gloom. w-Uere crantts ana wiit-ei. are clanking; Bereft ls she of nature's bloom, fc Vet God In patience thanking. A curse for blm who sneers at toil. And shuns his share of lalor. Tli knavt but rrrtw his native -il. While leaning on his neighbor. Here may this truth be brought on earth, Orow ture and nior lu fawr: There is no wealth but owe its worth To handicraft and labor. pledge The I'nlM.T' of onr nation We know thtr worth, and with their health Lriuk we the acclamtttion. THE BYRON SCANDAL. The Pro and Con of it from Consid erate Sources. FOB BYRON" AND His SLSTFB. The terrible charge alleged against Lord Byron and his si tor Mrs. I.eigh by .Mrs. stowe is -UUI the prev-niin topic. It tills all minds, and engages universal attention. -neralIy, by press aud public, it has la-en disbe lieved, discredited, aud very ably re futed. The critis- have put the onus of proof upon Mrs. stowe-, who SB far has given us but a vague and indefi nite statement ot Byron s wife, embtt tered as was against him and his. The New York Journal of Commerce, a staid, cool and discriminating jour ual, discredits the whole itatement from testimony furnished by yotes and QMpfa which is to the effi-ct that in a notice Oi a sketch of his father, severely reflective upon that genth man. Lord Byron wrote that if the notice should reach Kuglaiid it would give pain to his sister Augusta, whom he characterised as the most angel ic lieing upon earth. Again, after some allusion to his ancestors, speaking of a contemplated visit to hi- cousin, .Mrs. Maters, he tens how he wa persua ded from tt by his sister, who said ' It you will go you will fall in love again, and then there will be a scene one step wiH lead to another, 'tt cela lera an eclat, etc. 1 was guided bv these reasons, and shortly after I mar ried, with what success it ls useless to say.' . Now. it seems to it- that these oara graphs tend to establish the following state ot tacts: that an artection sub sisted between Lord Byron and his sister more intense than is ordinary between persons so related. The beauty and strength of such a tie have been the panegyric of poets without end; but yet. in the actual world, it rarely takes so enduring a form, or everts so much power as that between Byron and Augusta. He left Eng land in 181.S, never to return, and nev er again looked on his sister's face; and yet we find him in liJ, seven years later, paying this lavish tribute to her moral U-auty and goodness in a letter to a comparative stranger. It reads like a spontaneous outgush of pure brotherly affection for a deeply loved sister, trom one whose heart was full Of her. Had Lord Byron been guilty of the monstroias crime with his -Lster im puted to him by Lady Byron in her failing years, and now described by Mrs. iStowe's piquant and imaginative pen, it is scarcely credible that he would have said of her " that there i not a more angelic l?ing on earth.'" Would he not rather have omitted all allusion to her, than have so conspic uously challenged an inspection of her character? If consumed with re motse for his own admitted offenses, and always speaking of himself in the most disparaging terms, is it probable that he would voluntarily have paid the highest possible homage to the purity of one with whom he had com mitted the atrocious crime of incest? Judging from human nature, we would say No. This letter, we say, indicates that Augusta's influence over him wason the side of morality for she exerted herself to dissuade him from visiting Mrs. Masters (.Mary Cha worth,), evidently f-aring, from her knowledge of her brother's passionate and impulsive nature, that wrong might come of it. Is it likely that a woman who had committed in cest with him would be so very solicitous for his moral welfare": or that she could have always had over him the prodigious influence which he ascribes to her? This seems to us improbable impossible. Rather would such a brace ol monsters have hated and loathed each other, after the tirst tumult of their guilty passion was past. Pursuing the path of crime upon which they had taken so terrible a start, we mw np "g'na of them plunging into the wildest e.x- cesses of vice in the efforts to seek ot- livion of each other and of their mutual shame. But. on the contrary, Mrs. Leigh, to the day of her death so far as history recorc is, lea me ute oi a nattern wife and mother oml r Stowe's horrible accusation is the first whisper that the world has heard against her fame. Lord Byrou, as we all know, continued in foreign lands the infamous career which he began on English soil, with a fresh desperation. easily explained by the circumstances of his quarrel with his wife, and the hatred and scorn with which the English public, in one of its "peri odical tits of morality," as Macaulay says, visited him, and which brought into full play the defiant recklessness of his nature. AGAIN8T BY BOS AND HIS. SISTER. The New York Nation, after review ing Mr. Stowe's article on Lord By ron, and showing that through her mistakes in dates, etc., sone ot her al leged facts are rendered improbable, Hft VS But there is another version of the story which, while it does not change the central infamy, is more honorable to Lady Byron's character and mem ory, and which we feel sure will be ultimately established as the true one. We were told the main facts of this history something more than ten years ago, and this i how it was told tons: At whatever time the ineet uou.s connection beturaen Byron and his sister may have begun, Lady By ron knew nothing ot it, a we heard the story, until after the birth of her child. Some time after that event. probably about the beginning of Jan uary, 1Mb, uyron ioiu ner or tne in trigue, saying that he had newer loved any other woman than the jart- nerofhis guilt. rhe naturally sup posed it to be a delusion of insanity ; and it was under this impression that -he consulted Dr. Baillie about him. which is one ot his main charge- against her in his letters and in " Don Juan." It was while ander this be lief that she wrote the playtul letter to Bvron, after leaving him. win-h is also one of the counts in fne indict ments against her. After reaching Kirkby Mallorv, her father's house. she had certain proofs of the truth of what her hustmnd had told ner, irom which time she left him forever. Now, we do not affirm that this ver sion of the story is absolutely authen tic. We tell it as it was told us; but most certainly it la inherently more probable than the one given by Mrs. Stowe. It is a key to the whole my tery, and the solution is greatly hon orable to Iady Byron. It accounts for her silence as to the cause of their separation Her lips were sealed as long as Mrs. Leigh lived. It account- for her consultation with Dr. Baillie, and for her letter alter leaving Byron, and before knowing that a separation was inevitable. It accounts, too, for Dr. Lushington's statements confirm ing her own, saying that a reconcilia tion was impossible, and that if such an idea should be entertained he could not, professionally or otherwise, take any pa ft towards effrcting it. Of couroe he could not as a man of honor. It may le doubted, however, whether he would have considered it impossi ble, though eouallv he could hay taken no part in it, if he had beeni told by Lady Byron that she had con tinued to live with her husband as ln wlfe for months, weeks, or a single day after knowing his guilt. We are not sure if Dr. Lushington is still alive; we believe he Ls not long since dead ; but we trust that, if he Ls living, he will now make a brief, clear, lawyer-like statement of the facta in the case, with which he Ls better ac quainted as Lady Byron's counsel than any other person, such as will put this matter forever at rest, in the solid foundation of truth. Indeed, it is due to Byron, his wife, and to the public, that everybody who i-an throw any light on the circumstances should now tell everything in relation to the affair that they know. MORE THAN ROMANCE. The Life of a Gallant Confederate A Soldier Hero. A writer in the Kansas City- Times tells part of the story ol" the life of the wonderful St. Leger Grenfel, who for ftp devotion to the Southern cause was confined in the Dry Tortugas, whence he e-caped only to tlnd, it i feared, a watery grave." The writer says : The career of this man is as wonder ful as it was alluring. Romance seemed to have entered into his being and given to the soldier of the nine teenth century the personal di-ring and adventure of the seventeenth. A captain in the Crimea, he rode down to the charge at Balaklava with l ar digan, when the ninety-second High landers won their bonnets, and when since iia 1 1 Trembled so the t'intsM means." An aid-de-ctltnp to Bazaine, the French Emperor's commander-in-chief in Mexico, he was desperately wounded at Magenta in the celebrated charge made by two brigades of Zou aves upon the massed artillery of the Au.strians. A private in China, he was the secoud at the storm of the Emperor's palace, and received a sa bre stroke which marked his face for life, from forehead to chin. A lieu tenant of Saphis in Algeria, the man who paraded his squadron one day for review before Marshal McMahon. The Frenchman's trained ey ran down the swarthy ranks, and heealled to au orderly, " Send that officer to me who has a seat like an English Guardsman." The officer came, sa luted, drew himself up it was Gren fel. Wandering on leave of absence to any country where uennon floated or sabre Hashed, he hau taken service with this superb .yet merciless branch of Chasseurs d'Afrlque, and had won a commission by extraordinary dar ing. Clothed in turban and trowsers, he was found by some English tourists in the army of the Sultan ; a lion-hunter in South Africa; a soldier who wan shipwrecked on the coast of Spain; speaking a dozen languages perfectly r scarreu oy niteen wounds trom Dan and blade; having beautiful blue eyes, long white hair; sixty-five, and as straight as Tvcurusch; a ieerless swordsman; capable of hitting his own ball at twenty paces with a re volver; temperate ; matchless in horse manship ; generous to a fault; loving war as sensuous men love double- breasted mistresses; tne uranu Army; handsome as Lannes, the experiences of forty peril ous year yet in mind unwritten ; un tamable as an Arab; reckles to te merity; tender to woman a hero in every walk of life why should such a man be driven down to the si-i when the wind and the night had made of that sea a vast expanse of populous graves and no star anywhere in all the heavens to light the plunge into eternity? Ah! it was but the old struggle which had been going on for three thousand years between Patrician and Proletarian. Guarding that pestilen tial island in ambush in mid ocean were seen wearing the uniform of the United States army plebians born and bred, who hated the royal okl soldier for his scars, for the orders ne wore, for the strange tongues he spoke, for that imperishable dignity aud bearing which cling to a gentle man when all else has deserted him. For the honor ot our army be it spo ken, there were no regulars at Dry Tortugas. Popinjay lieutenants, crea tures with souls of shoddy and man ners ot Esquimaux, kept watch and ward over the manacled lion ; drove him to work when the battered frame was weak; tortured him when the (1iUnties.s spirit was on its knees in phvsieai 1,,,,,; and at last, when a storm orJt of tne ibl th si battles. h wh I h d t , d th f , . nu , ..hii., t(V- - , . " "J - ' 1 ' vc a iw, Uru io me sea or succor, and tne sa re ceived him and gave for the tried trame one or her immemorial graves. to bo vacated never more until the great test judges alike those who per secuted and those who endured. Such as we have sketched rapidlv was the life of St. Leger GrenfeL Coming to America at the commence ment of our civil war, he espoused the side of the Confederates, and took service with Gen. John H. Morgan, rapidly rising to the rank of a Colonel. He was sjioken of by those who knew him as the " bravest of the brave." Foremost in pursuit and hindmost ever in retreat, no man in any army won greater or more perilous laureLs. And then, had there been soldiers among his jailors, how it would have delighted them to talk to such a Pa ladin. To talk of the Light Brigade; of grim old Pelissier; of Dikerman; of the JO! Highlanders forming only two deep to resist the cavalry of an army ; of fair-haired Nolan applying a torch to the magazine which blew himself and a brigade into eternity ; of poor old si rang ways, who cried out in a voice as sweet as a young girl's, both lefp shot clean away: "Will some of you he kind enough to help me down my dismounting days are over;" of Solferino and the Voltigeur who gave to the grapes a prrrpter hue than wine; of bivouacs under African skies; of how the stormy trl-Oolor rose and Ml ai "ut the slippery para pets ot the Malakoff: of all the won derful thing" he had een to delight a -iM.er'- heart ami tire' a aoldier's rdor. VIRGINIA MATRONS. Mrs. Ft. E. Lee and Mrs. Jackson. Stonewall The Rockbridge Springs correspond ent of the New Orleans 7'imes sys: Among thee, I found Mrs. Robert E. Lee, whom I had not e.-u fir thirty years. I had known her when a boy, as tin- belie of Arlington, the daugh ter of George Washington Parke Cus tis, who was the adopted child of George Washington, but no blood re lation. Then she was an elgant and attractive young lady, of great affabil ity of manner and personal charms. Alas! I found her greatly changed by time and still more by dineaat . The li'irtn if n. r mMimnK .till ix.ntin but her body has been terribly afflicted by rheumatism, which has made her such a cripple that, for some yea: a past, almost from the comuiencemett of the late war, her only locomotion is affceted in a chair with wheels, which i- moved about by servants. In spite of this affliction she is a most agreeable and cheerful old lady, re ceives every one with a smile, and converses upon ail subjects with intel ligence, vivacity, and good humor. There is nothing of the laughter, quer ralousness, or discontent of the in valid in her manner or conversation. Her time is occupied in social con verse, sewing, writing, and playing with her grand-child, a jolly little fel low, the -sjn of Gen. W. H. F. Lee. She is full of energy and industry, and employs herself most villous". y to a late hour of the night sewing for her self and daughter. At present she is engaged in making a dress for herself and one of her daughters, out of some calico sent as a present from the Phoe nix cotton-mills in Georgia. Mrs. Lee, though contented with her situation, and deeply grateful for the many tokens of love and admira tion hich have been lavished upon her hubaud and hers -If, very natur ally sighs for her old home at Arling ton, from whi-h she has been so ruth lessly anil barbariously banished. She expects to close her life amid the -eenes of the happy das of her child hood and girlhood. Even this most Cherished desire, however, she will cheerfully sacrifice to her dignity and pride, and will never consent to re ceive back her estates if tendered with any conditions or as a charitable and merciful condescension and favor by the Government which so cruelly de vastated and appropriated property bequeathed by her patriotic father, and never legally acquired by the authority which now retains it Ar ImgJ.iii in Us; iv.k to be a Federal cemetery when the family ol Robert E. UsoetaM it. The daughter-in-law of Mrs. Lcc is here with her, the. wife of Gen. W. H. F. Lee, one of tho most elegant and beautiful ladies I have ever seen in Virginia. She was a Miss Boiling, of Pet-rsbnrg, of the old Pocahontas stock, always famous for beauty and high spirit. Her com manding and elegant figure, her bright and beaming face, and air ot mingled dignity, grace, and gentle nes. would make her in the largest as sembly the cynosure of all eyrV, the "observed of all oltserveTs." "Mrs. T J. Jackson is ai -" making a sojourn in the place. She is a youthful and hand some widow of affable manners, and her little daughter, a bright girl of even or eight years attracts univer sal attention, as the sole heir of the illustrious hero of Chaucellorsville and of a hundred other battles. FRAULEIN TINNE. Rumored Death of the plorer. German Ex- A cable dispatch published on Sat urday gave a report from Tripoli of the murder of Frauiein Tinne, the African explorer, and two of her at tendants, by their own camel drivers, while traveling on the Aburgoush road, tietwecn Murauk and Ghat. The report of her death needs confirmation, but is not improbable. Kraulein Tinne was a German lady of large fortune, who has been engaged for several years In explorations in Africa, under taken at .her own expense. When Speke and Grant were exploring th Nile, Miss Tinne, accompanied by her mother and her aunt. Baroness" von Capellen, with a large number of ser vants, attempted to penetrate with their own steimer from the Chartoum up the White Nile, in order to reach the two explorers, hut, on account of -iekness and thedifficulty of ascending the rapids, were compelled to return after reaching Gondokoro. Afterwards when Von Henglin and Doctor Steud er determined to exDlore theeountrv a soldier tit toBhtween the Nile and the Lake Tchad the ladies resolved to accompany them. On this excursion Doctor Steudner died, and after him the mo ther of Frauiein Tinne. her aunt and two waiting maids, fell victims to the African climate, and the irauleln was left to finish the Journey alone with Dr. Heuglin. The dangers which Frauiein Tinne experienced on this Journey did not deter her from continu ing. She started frora the Tripoli on the 3)th of January of the present year, nnd arrived at Morznk. in Fez zan, after a journey of aboot two months' duration. She traveled leis urely, her caravan consisting of more than fifty persons and seventy camels. All her followers, with one exception, were either Arabs or negroes, end she herself dressed like an Arab lady. She was looked upon by the Arabs with the greatest respect, and they called her " Beater Rey," that is, "Queen's daughter." Her long so journ and travels in the Orient pro duced a total abhorrence of European habits, and she became embittered against everything European. Before starting upon her last journey she de termined to go even further in getting rid of everything not African about ner, and so left her own and ner ser vants' watches in Tripoli, and used the old fashioned Arabian sand clock or hour glass. She was eccentric in her abhorrence of civilization. Woman's Greatest Soon. Says the American Agricmlturitt : " We would advise a farmer to forego a thresher and thresh wheat with a flail rather than to ee his wife wear her health, vigor and life away in the everlasting 'stitch, stitch, stitch,' when a sewing machine can be ob tained; " and what should he 9aid of the city merchant who still dooms hU wife to the drudgery of hand-ewing Sewing by hand now ranks with spinning, weaving, and all old-fashioned ways of work, and is as much out of place In our civilized times as an Indian woold'he in Fifth Avenue. It is a shameful waste or idling of time a worse than waste of nine hours out of the ten so occupied. Ju dicious economy would put the sew ing machine into every family that can afford to keep house. No one now need plead poverty or "tneexpense," as an excuse for not purchasing a ma chine. At No. 250 Second street, one of Wheeler Wilson's celebrated Ma chines, the best in use, can be ob tained bv paying ten dollars per month.' No man, however moderate his means, can longer have aa excuse for denying his family the blessing U a sewing machine.