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CI VII 4 V APPiMI ; Ir i " - ' r. A. TYLER, - - EDITOR. SUNDAY MORNING, NOV. 7, I8S3. THE ytERCITAXT'S '1 AX. 1 The following letter, addressed to the Vice President of the Chamber of ". , ,, Commerce, in the alwenee of the Pre-- ident. has been sent to us for publica- tion. Never was there legislation more damaging to commerce, ami ' . " . . ' . more detractive to the interests of ttM country, than that under which the merchants of our cities are groan- inc It i worse and more crippling a . u- .. . 4K -.ii-.u to Memphis, even than the raibroads w hich discriminate against and take business from our doors. For men vill go, at some inconvenience, to .uy where they can buy ehea.t and he comiietition necessary to reduce fa the prices is impos-ible where enormous and unreasonable taxation weighs down mercantile business like a millstone. Large dealers and heavy amount.-of capital will Ik' driven out, or will not come in,-under such cir- acts f Congress n'fcrring to fhran, laMl eunisUnces, and the smaller dealers that it was the property of the l nit-1 can only live on augmented prices. "J ,, thi. am,lavit that the Thus business is crashed out, the poor ..ro, 0f attachment issued, aud classes especially pay iucreastsl rates sih-iiis to have been in some u ay re tr.r all ihu- ocnJiime stmt the receints earded a- a svi.ure, not of the cotton, , ..rt-r... .. a. ..r....,., from taxes fall oll'for want of property to tax. This legislation is suicidal, against sound public policy, and ruin ous to the State. It builds up other cities at the expense of our own, which it is the duty of legislators especially to protect. There is really no good reason for it whatever. It benefits no one class. It cannot bene fit the planters to so tax merchants that they tnttft miff their pricrs to an mount ecjual to the extra tax i!aitd upon them. In such circumstances they cannot cmpete with other cities. The pktttCH will pay them more in this way than they would pay altogether in taxes if merchant were exempt from taxation alto tret her. The bill In-fore the Legisla ture lae capital empioveU in me houest business of commerce, ju-t a it taxes all other lK-rsn, neither more nor less. WlMt else d'jes any just mau want? Let poor men look to it. They are the ones most interested and injured. That is the reason they are ayiug high prices to-day, when they might buy at nine dollars what they now get for ten, but for the present onerous law. If taxation on mer- chant was msde equal with that on others, we should have immense quantities of gwids in the city, and low prices forthwith. AM IITa-isrinpi, Arkausas, Alabama and AV.-st Ten- nesee would come here to buy, and the intlucement lurtnsiieu to unng in goods would bring them here in quan tities sufficient to bring prices down to those of New York, (less only the difference of freight,) in the briefest possible period. The business of Mem phis and the tax on capital here would increase the product to the State four fold. Men from surrounding Slates w ould no longer pass our doors to buy, and prices are always lowest where the largest business is doue. The uiemliers of the Legislature should be inttnu-tcd by the people on this subject. We shall never have a city in the State on such a principle as is involved in the present law. It drives all prosperity away, and re turns u- ti the backwoods, and to a barbarian condition. We encourage our railroads, ami yet drive off th business which i to furnish them freights! We legislate for planters, and we impoverish planters aud the whole State! We have already arti ficial and natural advantages which should result in boundless prosperity, and we put the ban on all the condi- tions of growth, aud, in the name of equality and serving the people, are no short-sighted anil blind as to im poverish the eople! oor men who want great cities, low prices, well rewarded labor, growth, greatness, wealth and happiness, beware how they consent to class taxation, and legislation which favors any one busi ness against another. liuild up your cities and towns to the utmost, and the country and the poor will reap the advantage. In New York wages are now higher than they are here. There is work to do, and capital to pay for it, and prices of living and articles of consumption are low. This matter in terests our whole people, and we hope they ill -how that interest and pour out by thousands, and crowd the Chamber f Commerce out of doors. Mkmcmi. Novembers, Jm Ki ter, K; i.-e-President t iiani- b-r of I'oiunn rue: flBrv You are h-reby requ"s!-d to call a m's-tiiikT of all interested, at the Chain-s r of Commerce on Monday, the k:h in-t., at 8j o'clock p.m., to tak - further action in the matter of the Slate tax upon merchandise. '.esptK-tlully Newton Ford, M. L. Mea -liain, V. I!, i. ill-re it h, H. T. I.emiiion. ... s. Menken, J . Schw.il!-, G. 11 Judah. W. M. harrintton, Mh laeao .v Co, V. W. Gray, A. s.--s'-i, T. II. Terr, ST. I. s ithart. L. lliii-.ii r, j. l. rsirallou, H. Eiseiuxn, K. Ma vi r, .J i.-'-li I'i i--.lni.or, B. I.owciistein. Ilenrv Lowenstein, W. S." Mruce, K. M. Mahao, .1. a tioodluir, I. Kose-nbach, U M. Woleolt, And msnv others. STlE.Si.X COTJOX CASE. The case of the Cnited States against V. K. Stevenson, came up on writ of error, before Nki,six, C. J,, I'nited ! States Circuit Court, Southern District, j The suit is an action of trover to re- cover the value of a large quautity of cotton, alleged to belong to the plain- tiff aud to have been converted by the deiendaut to his own use. Before the fury in the court below it appeared that defendant w as a resident of Ten- net-see, took part with the insurgents, ran the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad in their service, and white thus engaged, bought cotton aud ship- non-commuuicant members of thecon ped it to toreign ports, in violation gregations, the union thus forn ed will of the United States blockade. , represent actually two or more roil xio. also concealed other cottons from Hons of people. It is a great occasion capture t.' i'nited State- forces. No for Presbyterians, and their religious proof existed that any part of the cot- press is jubilant over the great result. Urn was ever in iosse-sion ot the A similar reunion has heretofore I'nited States, or that it hail any title , taken place between the Old and m 1.1 within ikon Slates. The couri Mow directed a verdict for the tie Ffmiianl The act of July, HO, made it iuwful for the President to declare non-intercourse, and that goods com ing from the insurgent States shou d be subject to seizure. The act of May, tM2, authoriz'-d the Secretary of the Treasury to require security that goods should not be carried so as to give aid and comfort to the insurgents, and such transportation to work a forfeiture. The act of August, 1861, provided that goods bought or Bold with intent to ajj the insurrection should be prize and subject to Cloture. The act of July, makes all property of per sons in rebellion, after sixty days' wanting, subject to seizure, and the duty of the President to seize. That ot March, lSisl, authorizes the appoiut aient of agents to collect captured and abandoned projKTty. .Jti-tiee Nh son, delivering the opinion ol the Court, said: " We need hardlv say that neither nf tliee statutes, nor anv provision ill the.... have any JmS. as dl-elo-ed .11 the (51-?, or atfonl anj lrround tor an llilereiiee or conclusion thai the cotton in question, sold and; converted to his MM use by the de fendant, belonged to the United States. Certainly not, unless all the property of citizens or people in the j i ,-.!. lerate States belonged to the -"-j- ..... .... ...... ,v ..a. ( hikii .-i;m uuimj; u.i i is alio'.lu-r nraiicii oi mis iu--.- nuu mi - ; ofehes, pcrna-is, the ground- for its i . . 1 ins.; ution. which. as ha- , , jn r ,,, utU.ry faile.1. "The original information, as it was called, went on the ground that tie defendant hail fraudulently converted the cotton to hi-" own use, and that the i,r,,.-.siis were disoosed of with intent i,i secrete the same and defraud the Government, and prayed for process ' of attachment against the property of the di'lendant, whereupon proeers ot attachment issued, and a large amount of real and iiersonal estate was at- ! tachtsi atid still remains under saiti j nr ''. " The affidavit upon which this pro- cess was i m4 is remarkable w hen : compared with the facts of the ease a- proved before the jurv. Ilie alhant ffig,,,, wa.s the person who! file) tl,e information against the de- I fendAat, wMch was oat tae 17tk ef De- j cember, lm That MM bales of the cotton, or then-a bouts, being in the; SxStrtQ, Alabama and Ten- nta5JW( Wt.r(. the jiroperty of the Con- 1 fcilortln States w hen the defendant took pii.essioii of it, and that, in the summer of lsfs'i, M transported the wilhin th Southern District of the same, to I t s,,ii and disposed of at this city. and converted the cotton into money, t& an', rvivtMl .1(1 h;w am verted the same into real or ersonal estate in the city; that the cotton was brought into tlie State of New York from the insurrectionarv States in violation of the proclamation ot the President of t .. i,;;h o! Au''U:, lst'd, and of the but otthe real and personal estate of the ile.re:id;yit as a substitute for the same, and yet the case has been triiil :is a simple action of trover and con version in palaWM The case is tried in the courts below, and as ruhd bar the iearntd Judge, is a very sim ple and fttlm one; and in every aspect in Jii- h it has beta presentitl, on the testiiiiony, can lead to but one result, and that is that the I'nited Stabs -how . d no tithe to the property or praMMtiOa of which was imiispt nsatiie to maiuiiiiii tu; action. And as it is shown tht me aiiiuav ii on wrncii sac mwsiw w attachment issued wa wholly untrue and false, or mistaken, the process of attachment must beset aside and dis charged. 1 n-tt-.ni - if the cotton lielong in:r to the Coniederaie Mates, it be longed to thedefenda.it; and instead of being shipped to New York in vio lation to the acts of Congress, it was snipped iroiu a omeueraie pun 10 a w . : - . . r . , loreion couiiiry, in viomie.in 01 me Moekaala of tlie port of Wilmington; but this fact eoultl not change the title ol the proicrty, or work a forfeiture of the same to the 1'nited States, unless sei.ed M prize ot war. The judg ment below affirmed, and the process ol attachment et aside and dis charged." Thk Democratic party of the coun try is opposed to all special, unequal antl class legislation, while the Radi- (-a, (.ir(v l(irNlHlps fr javorites aud huild op a few at the expense of t!le mallV- Ti,.lt is the whole secret of uu, iuat Hlut shameful legisla- tj()1 wilh wtlU.h we ,wv, t, ri,,, M in ,his sta(, jt u ihe IJle all over the country. Radical legisla tion has been for classes, for the pro tection ot the rich rather than the pMr, and the Government has ex empted from taxation and buik up a boudholding aristocracy, which is paid gold and gts-s untaxed! It is not strange the taxes should be high on the three-fourths of the property of the country which is not exempt. Thi ' 1 1 idiea! policy will result in making' the lew rich richer, and the many poor, poorer! We shall have natiobs . and paupers, and shall not be long in rivaling Great liritain on this prinei pie. Late statistics show that of I twenty millions inhabitants of Eng land and Wales, eighteen millions j live on a shilling a d;fy, and the class hich receivis thirty-tive shillings or MOB, numbers only four hundred thousand. Farm laborers ordinarily receive only nine shillings a week, I and hardly sufficient for shelter and fiod. In England the legislation is i I n -, i : 1 1 I - b,r Tin- Iw'i. tit nt tho ri,-li and ,he fui u immnM WMtlth' to the few, and grinding pov- erty to the many. The same is the tendency of present Radical legislation in the Cuitcd States. ' And the carjiet-iiag legislation of our own State has been still worse, as the j vampires were more hungry. We look to the pre-cnt Legislature to re form this stale of things and restore us to old siyie equality of taxation and economy of administration. We a-k the Legislature to legislate with an eye to the interests of no class whatsoever, but with justice to all. We do not ask them to legislate for j the rich, nor the poor, for the mer chant, nor the planter, for any one I class or any other class, but simply i that all should Ik made equal in the! race of life, and all equally taxed ae- j curding to their property, rather than according to the energy and industry j with which they use it which ought to Ik- encouraged by exemption. A lkttf.k from Mr. Gko. Wh.kk.s, now in Paris, addressed to the Phila delphia Inquirer, conliruis the cable dispatcfi in regunlto the hesiith of the i'rench K nK-ror. The letter emixsl- j ies the opinion of Seuuakd, one of I the ablest physicians of France, and I represents the disease of Napoleon i incurable. When his advanced age ! and debility are considered, it is j thought probable that his demise may take place within a few months or ; weeks. With him the reign of the : Bonai'aktls may terminate, and a new order of thiugs be established in , France; whether with new stability or uiiicn win uc "cvu. On the 10th instant, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the two General As- ' semblies of the Presbyterian Church North, one called the Old School and the other the New School, will meet j together for the purpose of reunion, t These bodies represent and com pre- j hend the whole churches of the Ires- j byterian faith or a total of 2. Presby- j teries, f.l Synods, 4229 ministers, and ' l.lt, M53 members. And as these mem-1 tiers represent each some four or five j New School Southern Presbyterian churches, and now the Presbyterian church of the United States is divided only North and South. The day of a naenl raanloa will be still greater than this. Previously to 137 the Presbyterian church throughout the States was one body. It divided that year, on a question of church govern ment, into the two schools, and re maining so divided until the war, was .gain severed by that event. The di v ision liefore the war was on matter not deemed vital t the organization by many ot its most eminent men, and was deplored. This reunion is one of the most important events which has occurred in our ecclesiasti COl history. Of more value to tho commerce of the world than the dlip eanal at the Isthmus of Suez wojiltl be that across the Isthmus of Panama, which has been so lung deferred alone by ol siructions thrown in the way of the designs of enterprising Americans, w ho are ready to do the work. Tt N now reported that the Legislative As sembly of Colombia favors the prop ositions of the United States Govern ment, and that the French influence in that quarter is on the wane. The subject will doubtless come before the next Congress, and we hope not will -out fruitful results. REMINISCENCE OF MR. BENTON. An Incident in Gen. Jackson's Presiden tial Life The Lnpcoit Act of I33S. by m. w. m 1101 I For the Sunday Appeal. In the summer of 1887, while in Washington, I received a card bear ing the superscription " Mr. Hentou, C. St." The Mr. Uenton was no other than the Hon. Tho-. H. Benton, of Missouri, for twenty years a member of the Senate of the Cnited States and for two years a Representative from tin' St. Louis District. E was indebted for this distinction to tho fact that I had written a favorable notice of the first volume of his Abridgement of the Debates in Congress, which had just been published by the enterprising linn of AppletoT.s in New Y'ork city. Mr. Benton having observed this no tice, inquired who wrote it, and be ing informed, honored me with a call while I was absent from my lodgings, and left his card, as stated. In a few days after 1 returned the courtesy, and was soon ushensl into the presence of the great statesman, who received me miu erreiaoui' in his bed-room, in the second story of his residence. All of his family wereab sent, and he was alone, with the ex ception of the servants of his hoii-e-hold. After greeting me cordially, he excused himself until lie had finished putting up the manuscript of the third volume of his "Abridgement," which he was just then about to send off to his publishers. I was struck with the bungling manner in w hich he made up his packages and the free use of mucilage with which he be daubed it all over, causing it to stick to everything that touched it, and giving him no smalt amount of unea.-i-ness. He finally concluded the job in a style characteristic of jiersons en gaged in his pursuits of life, and un-liK-king a closet he look from it a silver half-dollar, and handing it with the package to a colored s-rvant-girl who was waiting, instructed her to forward it by express to the Me-srs. Appletou. Turning then to me, he -aid he wa-at leisure, and was h .ppy to have the opportunity of conversing with me. Any one familiar with the great Missnurian. must appreciate the fact that he did all the talking, and that 1 had but little spa's-to indulge any talent in that way which I might have. At that time a proposit ion to deposit the proceed, of the sales of the public lands with the several States, in effect to divide it out among them without the purpose of ever asking its return, had passed the House of Representative, and had attracted to its support a large number of Demo crats. Jn fact it was tlie ojhmi ing wedge to a revival of the scheme for the distribution of the public lands, which at once be came the prominent question in the canvass, in the .Southern States, for Congressmen at the ensuing election-. A similar aet to this priqiosed Depos it Act had passed Congress in t&M, and had received tho ui'ecutive ap proval of Gen. Jackson. The art of is:i nail been me sunjeet ol a severe criticism in the book entitled " Thirty Yesrs in the Senate," of which .Mr. Benton was the author, aud I was curious to hear how lie wolf Id reconcile Gen. Jackson's approval of it with orthodox DemiK-racy and with his tMr. Uetitou's, Jackson's great friend) opposition to the measure. 1 accord ingly asked him bow Gen. Jackson cane- to sign thjit act, to which he replied; It was that woman Lucy KiiiQoy, sir, ho caused it, sir. Did you know Lucy Kinney, sir? No sir, you didn't, sir; it was before your time in Washington, sir. Lucy Kinney, sir, had a worthless, vagabond son, who wrote infamous, vagaboudish dogger el, sir, which 1-ucy had printed, and cotii'iellcd people, by her importuni ties, to buy, sir. It was a resperlaMe mode of iKgg'mg, sir. Well, it wa a hot summer day when (Jen. Jackson received the Deposit Act, sir, and he had caused a table, paper, pen ami ink to be put on the south portico, siryou know theou!h portjro of the White House, -ir. w here he could re ceive the bree.e from the Potomac, sir. Seated at this table, sir, he bi-g in to frame the skeleton of a message vetoing this infamous act, sir. He had not much more than concluded his proper address of it to the body in which it originated, sir, before this internal woman, by some hook or crook, got acci-ss to him, sir actually got 000001 lu him, sir and forced him to read some of lier sou's feeble dog gerel, sir. Gen. Jackoti's kind heart yielded to her importunities and he iierinitted her to abstract him, sir, irom his purpose lor more than one hour and a half, sir ninety minutes, sir. This gave time for news to reach the Capitol that the President intend ed to kill thi vile act, sir, and the 1 K-mocrats who voted for it to tremble in their boots, sir, for they knew, sir, that if he did veto ittheirpolitic.il graves were sealed, sir. Buchanan, sir, who is now up there in the White House, sir, as President, sir, was one of them, sir. Lucy Kinney, confound her, sir, interrupting the veto, sir, gave Buchanan and a score of his as sociates, sir, time to reach the White House and beg Gen. Jackson, like dogs, sir, to sign the bijl, sir, else it would be the political sacrifice of all of them, sir. Van Buren went along with theui and put in his oar for them too, sir all in this time, w hich had been (rained to them through this wench, Lucy Kinney, sjr. The ap peal of tln-se weak-kneed legislators, who had always stood up to Gen. Jackson, was effective upon him, for he loved his friends, and rather than sacrifice them, he precluded his own purpose and signed the bill, sir. But like Cranmer, sir you recollect Arch bishop Cramer, in history, sir, who when brought to the sacrifice, wished that his right hand, which had signed his recantation of Protestantism, sir, might be consumed first, sir so did Gen. Jackson so much reprobate his approval of the Ieposit Act of 1S36, sir, that he wished, every time he re ferred to it, that the hand which had signed it might perish first when his mortal frame had reached its time of destruction, sir. " It was Lucy Kinney and her son's doggerel that caused it, sir. She gave the backsliders time, sir. Had she not interrupted Gen. Jackson, aud he had got good into his veto message, sir, all the Buchanans and Van Bu rens in the world could not have changed him, sir." Japan must be a cheecrrul place for a man of settled convictions to in habit. Mr. D. B. Simmons, who has resided in Y'tddo, and still lives there, gave a lecture on Japanese earth quakes the other night, in the coarse of which he said they were of frequent occurrence. On an average, there was one every ten days. Miss Prudy LeClere has bei n ordain-ed,-et M idison, Iud., as preacher in the Cniversalist Church. That demoui natiou Ls committed to the experi-! roent of introducing women into the ! ministry. For the Sandov Appeal. TO MRS. JENNIE C. BEAUCHAW1P I know that from the Erth, Alili'lii uftl I'uaim s.ji forever fled! That thy sad hear: m hroo.Mns 'er thy dead - That sorrow eruWM thy hearth ! I know ihnt then woe.ldst prHs Once more thai form miioihlneaclilnsheart And, mid the ittUaMil nit'ht will stmt Tars thou cjust not r. press. Aur 01 the lasi. sad saze TI:at rested on thee from Ihes jjentle eye, The last look given ere Ihe spirit file. Or Death the ortt c glaze, I know It hanntathef" now, That thou, all powerless to aid thy child. Couldst only look and weep In anguish wild. And on her pale, cold brow, Tog. nlly lay thy ha.id And shrink in awe, f.w oh ! tby child wa gone ! Yos, she was gone: her b;.ed spirit isirn Unto that other bind! lostre,w with flower rare The lonely grave in which thy dear one sleeps, I ler spirit now the Jsrkwmr tomb o'enweepa. Not there 11 dwells not there! 'Tis thore her body Ilea, The earthly garnitnl her bright -pint wore, i'hat she has cast aside and Mash no more, No more beyond the skies! Aye. strew thy offering there Fpon that altar where 'lis meet to bow, ii, there! where atigel-winc may fun thy brow And Is ar aloft each prayer! D. EI.LA. VIRELAI. A lark In tie- BMah '.r the lanile.l vine, A bee that drew : la trie Osp.l wine, A flv In the .-ur'isliiin srn-h is mnn, All iliinijs iiiim eici, as uli liegair. A little is-iin, a little i.h-a-sure, A Mule Iie:i.iii-;-iit of treasure, Then no more aitzin uixm the s-in. All tiiinirs uiu-t end that have b. nun. When Is the time for hsM r OmM, A puff of the wild, anil Ilie is ut I A turn of the wheel, ami n-sr is won All thilixs must em! that have Im-buh. OosSsw inornina ai.il purple wig-lit. Life that falls a txh t ,e .aillna Hunt, liealh is I lie only ilrr.thless one All tolaojp must end that have Is-an. r:aiiisr wait afc the brief beginning;. Is the prir.e worth the stress of winning? K'eti in Hie dawning llicduy is done All things mast end that have l-iui. Wery wailing and weary striving, Glad ouls.-tlliifi and sad ai'riving: Whal 1- It worth when Hie rtoal i won? All things must end that have b.-un. gam illlj fades the morning (litter; ls.ve grows irk-. -me te! wine go ws hitter; Two ure parted from what aas one All rhinos must end that have Is g-.in. Toil and pain and the evening rest, JOV is weal v and s!e,-p is i.,-st. Fair and softly the day is d im All things must end that have begun. UNDER THE THORN TREE. lit KELKS .MAl'.ION WALTER.. When the silvery bio ass was on the eorn lisi year, we soi by the se-nt'-d thorn: i iv. r head was the robin's nest, . mi the pure white bUlKsouis tl igrsnl fell On the golden bead of m ailll!y Hell As she lay on my throbbing breast. I '.i-ki .1 with law Tiia' turned oil H 1 1! glorious ei lit In these starry eyes, it..- tic- suriMiier skies blue. flouting me out b Hie moon-lit slior Of I SI n Tl iove that I iiud no mere. So fond, so tender, so true. Pear Bell is gone, anil forever at rest; We told.- 1 her hands on her marble breast. And low li.-s that head of gold; Reside the oftfthorn tree's dr.;. .ping liade My own sweet darling, the dea, st, is laid. And my heart Is stony ami void. I sit in tlie.l.-epoi the twilight gloom, aad rli- tender rsirii is again in bloom. In heaven my own dear I. ride Locks alar from bt-r home of jasper and gold ; Soft ret new her liari.is my own 10 SftsSM And dra-as me again t'lit,r side. Ruskin on War and Women. Mr. Iluskin, at the close of a lecture on war, addn-ssed to the royal mili tary i iiIIsq!, Woolwich, made the fol Inwian; pungent remarks to the ladies present: " You m;iy wonder, perhaps, that I have spoken all this niejht in praise of war. Vet truly, if it mie;ht be, I, lor one, would fain join the cadence or hammer-strokes that should beat swords into ploughshares; and that this mn Dot he is not the fault of us men. It is your fault. Wholly yours, t inly by your c.nii.iiand, or by your permission, can tiny contest take place 000000; us. And the real, final reason lor till the poverty, misery amlra'j'e of battle throughout Kurope is si in ply that you ommjen, how ever 404 and religious, however sx-1 sacrificing for tho-e u lion, you love, an1 too selfish and too thoughtless to take pains for any creature out of your immediate circles. You fancy that yun are sorry for the pains of others. Now, 1 just tell you this; that if the Ojnai course ot war, instead of uurooiini; peasants' houses aud m vagi tig peasants', fields, merely broke China open your own drawing-room tallies, oo war in civil ged countries would hist a wirk. I tell you more, that, at whatever mo ment you choose to put a period to war, you could ilo it with leas trouble than you take any day to go out to tanner. You know, or at least you mitrht know, if you would think, that every battie you hear ot has made many orphans and widows. We have none of us heart enough truly to mourn with these; but, at least, we might put on the outer symbols of mourning with them, xjo) 1)4' every Christian lady wiia has conscience toward Oisl vow that she will mourn, at least inwardly, for his killed creatures. Your pray ing is useh-ss, and your church-going mere mockery of God, if you liave not plain obedience in you; but enough of tilts'. Let every lady in the happy classes q t.ivilized Kurope simply vow that, while any cruel war proceeds, she will wear black a mute's black with no jewel, no onia meiit, M OMsjee lor an invasion into prettiuess; I tuli you again, no war would last ;i ween. Awl bvtls, sna VOOaea of Kngland are all now shriek' ing with one voice you and your clergymen together because you hear pf your Bibles being attacked. If you choose to hey your Bibtea, you will never care who attacks them. It is just bscause you neyer fulfill a annte downright pri-cent of the book th tt you are so careful tor its credit; ami just because you don't cure to obey its whole words thai you are so particu lar about the letters of them. The Bible tells you to dress plainly and you dfb ipad for finery ; the Bum tells you to MVS piiy on the poor and you crush them und ryogr carriage "wheels; tho Bible teils you to do judgment and justice; you do Bot know nor care to know, so much as u tot the Bible word 'jUfJMCU ' meaus. Do but lean) so much of t'od's truth as that comes lo; kuott' what He means when He tells you to la" just, anil tenet your sons that their bruvery is but a fool's boast, and their deeds but a fire-brand's tossing, unless they are ims.-d just men, and perfect in the fear o;' (.lid ; aud yoq will sin have no more war, unless it i indeed sucli a.:, is willed by Him of whom, though Prince of Peace, it is also writteu, ' In righteousness He doth judge, and make war.' " The Morals of Pari. Parisian lorettes do not become so degraded as ours. They do not, from the top round of temptation, tumble to the lowest round of sensuality and thence into the kennel of despair. They do not sink from one impure condition tu an impurity until ail seuse of shame is lost. They do uot, very rarely, at least, seek oblivion in strong drink or opium. They do not show indecency in the streets. They do not tight and make public specta cles of themselves. They do not steal. They are not arrested by the police and'seut to prison. They far less lre qucntly than our unfortunates commit suicide or die miserably in the hospi tals. They are much oitener reclaim ed by genuine affection, and not sel dom" they are married to men who, knowing what their past has been, forgive the fault for the sake of the contrition. There are six spheres In the deiui numde of Paris, each distinct, each oc cupied by a woman who, being in one, not very often enters another. The first are women of education and refinement, orphans or illegiti mate daughters, instructed at the ex pense of the tioveruuient, who, com pelled to earn their own livelihood, are thrown into conflict with men in a different grade of society. The girls form an attachment for the men, who are foud of them, but not w illing to marry them, because the French do not take wives or husbands out ol their own station. The girls, who have probably looked forw ard to some such connection, become the mistress es of their lovers. There is no concealment of the fact on either side: for this community admits of and negatively sanctions such relations. The two live together. She is loved, for she loves. He sup ports her, often in luxury. She has society of her own, but not his society. The connection continues untU he Ls married, frequently after, since mar riage in France (and this is a fruitful source of such intimacy; is determined by mere worldly ronwefc rations. The separatiou is uot so painful as might be supposed, for it has been anticipated ; though occasionally, sad to relate, it makes a tragedy on one side and life long remorse on tlie other. Much more frequently men refuse to marry, and live with their mistresses until death. If the mistress surrenders or i abandoned by her lover she goes into a shop, which she can cadly do, as no tradesman in Paris inquires into moral antecedents. Consequently she is not, as with us, shut out from earn ing her own livelihood if she desires. Her first passion may have exhausted her heart, hut that seldom happens. .She is not long in finding a protector, whom she accepts either for financial or sentimental reasons. Her new friend may or may not be in easy cir cumstances. Whether he is not, she follows her calling; has apartment with him; takes care of them; is his companion at the concerts and the aters and on the evening promenades. This Is the -second sphere, which to many poor and unprotected girls is the first. The mistress' new relation does not change her outward life. She labors and loves; her mind is employed and her heart is tilU-d. She is as happy as other women are, for she does uot feci hers:-lf polluted or degraded, antl she has the society of other girls whose circumstances resemble hers. It .sometimes happens the excitement anil vanities appeal to her so strongly that she grows unwilling to labor. She wants more money and more pleasure. This is regarded by French men as evidence of disloyalty, actual or prospective, and so when she quits the shop he quits her. She then lie comes a mere adventuress, a mendier of the third sphere, or a representa tive of the fourth, which is a moral decline. The adventuress is the most glitter ing and seductive phase of the nnej iiinnile. The women are usually pret ty, tactful and clever, who have sub stituted art for nature, aud whose only end is pleasure. They are -women capable of better things, but who need excitement as a stimulant, w hoso continuous reveLs are to them what brandy iawto the inebriate. "The Marble Heart," familiar to our playgoers, was designed to de pict such a being. Marco was harder antl more selfish than the original, but even she melted when it was too late, and felt pity and affection when she saw the ruin she had wrought. i In- notorious Cora Pearl and Mabel Orav, though both English by birth, are types of this class. They have lie come entirely Parisianized, and sel dom leave the city during the season. I saw them at Baden-Baden about a fortnight ago, and they seemed to be borne on the highest crest of success. The adventuress is often an educa ted girl, who has been so wronged by some man as to nearly crush her heart; or she may be a2creature of such high animal spirits, so sensuous and fond of excitement, that she is willing to purchase ease and luxury at any pritv. She is a power in France, and she enjoys her sense of power keenly. She is singularly sharpened by ner constant intercourse with men of the world. Posst-swed of quick instincts antl a clear under standing of human nature, able to dissemble on all occasions, to counter feit every emotion, she bnj9 a vantage (.'round she never quits. Though everybixly Imnwi what she i, shrewd meal are constantly deceived by her. Those who boast of their skepticism and their indifference to women, be come infatuated with her and open to her their purses as freely as they do their confidence. While their nionty lasts they are entertained. That gone, they are' permitted to see what dolts they have been. The adventuress has a shining but brief career from eighteen to thirty tjve. Alter that she finds it difficult to trade upon her tailed or failing charms, though sometimes she pre serves herself so admirably, and is such a consummate artist withal, that she appears younf at five-and-forty. The life she leads does not wear her out, as , night be expected. Unnatu ral as it seems, it is natural to her. Having little conscience of heart, she ages slowly, and soft couches, dainty diet and purple swathing keep her in fine condition. She dees not perish wretchedly, as sensatiouists declare, but with a precaution and prudence that comes to most of the French when they are no longer young, she provides for her future; goes into graceful retirement; smokes her cigar ettes; grows pious, perhaps; is kind to the poor; kisses the cross with an unuttered epigram upon her lips, and sleeps in Moiitmartre under a marble figure of the Resurrection. Orators and Physicians. The Xew York Mttil publishes the two subjoined letters", which are well worth the attention of young men: .uivifE to Yorst; mkv. The anuexed letter from Wendell Phillips, our most finished orator, con tains some valuable advice to young men about publ.c speaking: " I hi' r Sir Your note came in while I Wi out West. I Ijasten to reply, now I'm at home. 1 think practice with all kinds of audiences tha best teacher you can have. Think out your subjects carefully, read all you can relative to them, jilt your mind, and then talk simply and naturally to OB audience. Forget altogether that you are going to make a speech, or that you are making one. Absorb out sell into the idea that you are to strike a blow, carry out a purpose, ef fect an Object, impress an idea, recom mend a plan; then, having forgotten yourself, you will be likelier to do your b'.-st for your purpose. Study the dam of books your mind likes; when yjiu .j,, outside this rule study those which give you f.vt'rs on your chosen subjects, and those which you find most sujjg.slivp. Jteu.ember to talk U) to yor audience, not thnvn to it; the commonest audience can relish the bjst thing you can say, if you know how to say it properly. Your discipline heretofore (Oj a journalist I, and if you continue it, it hotter than any college, especially at your ae. " Be simple, be in earnest, and you will not tail to reach the masses, es pecially if your heart is taiga enough and sympathetic enough to receive all truths and all struggles. I think your QMS of a LibetoJ churelj is excellent. Fit yourself for it by taaing part in all the movements that interest the masses, and you'll succeed. God speed you. Wemiei,!, Phillips.'' KKAiUIREMKXTS TO UK A Pil VSH I A X. Oliver Wendell Holmes some years ago wrote as follows to a young man w ho roiiucsted his qdvice about be coming a doctor: uJ6f Ietr Friend: To be a physi cian the following requisites, if not absolutelo necessary, are very desira ble: "1. A sound constitution. The wear a:sl tear are very great; and cares, broken rest, irregular meals and exposure of all kinds demaud great stamina. "2. An unselfish nature. Yon mast always think of your patient's wel fare, not of your own comfort or habits. ""J. You must be content to wait a long time before you establish a pay ing reputation. '. Maeh of your work being dis tasteful, wearisome, wearing to the body, and almost fruitless to the mind, you must gradually harden yourself to the routine, and lor this you oujrht to have an easy and accommodating temper. " o. You must be in constant famil iarity with suffering of all kinds, which must either make your feelings tough or keep you in distress. " Medicine is very exacting. I don't believe much in literary doctors. I would not have one that was in the habit of scribbling verse or stories, or anything of the kind. M Yours, very trulv. "O. W". IIof.MES." The Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Gazette, treating of the recent decision of the Supreme Court legitimating the issues of the Bank of Tennessee, says: "There is a very large amount of State Bank of Tennessee money held by parties all over tho South, the value of which has hitherto been nom inal. The effect of this decision is to declare the State of Tennessee bound for the legal Issues of the bank, not withstanding the School Fund has be en, ne intangible; and hence, as these issues are receivable for State and Bounty taxes, their value will be ...... ,..,- I . , ,,, .,a 1 unil Kroniyht utmost .at I , , iiiii.u.vu, . u..'.... ........ . This ilooision will entilil irreitt I l . . -.il . ; .i . . . ... r, loss upon the State, but will be glad tidings to the bill-holders. Altogeth er, the concatenation of events sur rounding this School Fund, its peripa tetic tour in the South, the honest and commendable surrender of the resi dae, its conversion into Government bonds, the legislative corruption by w:hich it was hocus-pocused into the Memphis bank, the suicide of the State Treasurer, the arrest and indict ment of President Butter, the com pounding of legal proceedings, by dis closures, the white-washing report, the discharge of .Butter, and, lastly, this decision of the Supreme Court, present the strangest of combinations, and should be commmemorated by Victor Hugo in his next novel. Dr. Arthur J. Lott, who killed Bur ret Barnes, Ksq., at Oakland, Miss., some weeks ago, has been arrested, aud is now lodged iu jail at Cotteevilie. The Roman World. Eztratt from a letter on tfif Areh of TUiu and it Sticred Memories, Delir rrcd by Hon. Jtaeisa1 W. Weili, tt Vea .Jer$ey, at aktm, Mt. It was a lovely afternoon in ihe ear ly spring time of Borne that I stood musing beneath the world-reuovned arch oi Titus. I hail just descended from the tower of the modern Capitol, from whose lofty summit I liad fn tracing with absorbing interest the boundaries of the ancient anil misieru city. That v iew united it u mont re markable degree the charm of a mag nificent landscape with that which springs from historic association. Through the cloudless and transparent atmosphere of an Italian sky, a large part of the Litian plain was visible, with its luxuriant pasturages and thickets fading away on one side into the faint line of the distant ea, and rising on the other into a stately am phitheater of mountains, -teep and lofty, studded on their verdant slopes with towns and villages, and towards their more southern extremity, clothed with the rich green of ls;iutiful woods. The classic Tiber, stai nisi to a deep yellow by the fertilizinrr soil washed away Irom its banks after entering the Cmbrian and Klru.scan vales, lay glit tering like a belt of gold along the plain in that bright sunshine which irradiated with Italian clearness the scattered trees and shatlowy hills. On the far-otr mountain sides could be discerned Tivoli, " where the Dryads haunt;" while that glittering space beyond indicated the locality of the Sabine farm of Horace, where the poet found a calm retreat from the heat,, the dust, and the noise of imperial' Borne. There, too, but faintly, might be discerned the white tronts of the buildings that now occupy the site of Tusculum, the coun try -seat of Rome's greatest orator. Towards the sea, stretched the long line of the Appian Way, with its fragments of ruined tombs that highway whose well worn stonts were the same as those pressed hy the sandalltsl feet of the Brent Apostle to the Ocntiios, when he approachi-d the city w here he was to the, accompanied by the brethren " who hod gone out to OJOOl him as far as Appii Forum and the Three Tav erns." To the southeast, stretched in eloquent desolation , the Campagtni, where the long line of ruined aque ducts iooked like troops of mourners passing to a nation's grave. History had consecrated that mighty waste by" the memory of heroic deeds. Imagin ation had hallowed it hy the sjaell of poesy, and superstition with her most gioneJW fantasies. Rome iu her in fant greatness had filled out that vast plain with her shadows - making it the bloody stage on w hich to practice for the suhj'igatiou ot the world. Bight beneath nie, and within the city walls, lay the fragments of the Bo mnn Forum, aoeJaNK even in its de-olation, and crowding" the mind with memories of a grea'ness and grandeur that now only erven' "to point a moral or odotn a tale." Only a few steps from the base of the mod em Capitol rose the eight Ionic col umns that onto bused, the porticos of the splendid Temple of Concord. The archof SeptimiusScverus stands near, forming at once a inouu merit of victory and crime. OnonrrigM is the Pala tine Hill, the hill w hose narrow limits served tor tin- city of Bomulus, but could scarcely con lain tlie palace of the Caesars, whose crumbling remains of Imperial pomp and grandeur still peep forth from amidst the vines and brush wood with which it is covered, Un pr left is the Lsquline Hills, covered with the ruins of temples, bath.-! and palaces. And these hills hem in on both sides what was once the Boman Forum. The Triumphal 4rtA f Titqs spans the way that runs down through the Forum, and murks its extremity in that direction. Before passing beneath that arch you may read the old Roman inscription that tells the simple story how the Senate and the Roman peo ple erected this areh in honor of the deilidi Titus, and yeu remember, thouirb the arch issi!ct;t hern that it was erected lo 'commemorate the tri umph of Titus when general over the Jewish nation, and his destruction of Jerusalem. l had Ikh-ii reading that very morning, in 1 keutcronomy, the prophecy so sublime in its conception, so majestic in its language, in which it Is declared: "The Ufd "Rail uiii'g a nation against thee from afar, trnm the end of the earth, as far as. the eagle flyeth a nation whose loonjnnjton unit not understand, nation offeree countenance, which sholj natejgpnrq the H3caous bf the old,' or sI,ow layer to the young. Ad he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until the high and fenced walls come dow n. And thou shu.lt eat tlie fie.-h of thy sons and ilaughters in the siege. And the Lord shall scatter this- among all people, from one end of the earth even to the other." And there, in that beautifu', pring afternoon, id the middle of the nine teenth century, was 1 standing be neath the very structure which, un wittingly to it patiii builders, com memorated the commencement of that prophetic denunciation, and still stands a mute but eloquent witness of its most perfect fulfillment. The Ro man general himself was blind to the great results he was accomplishing. Little did he suppose, when he left not iiii atone, upon uiiothet of the glorious temple of the Jews, that he was only an instrument in the hands of the Kino of kbit's and Lord of lords. Nor did he discern the omniHnont hand leading his wretched captives, as they crowded with shrieking, trem bling hearts behind the sacred VosOOs. of their temple, as the triumphal pro cession swept uuward antl onward over the verv ground now spanned by this nobly atca, up to the temple of Jupiter, the Avenger, whose brazen tiles then glittered from afar, on the Capitoline Mount. Their fathers de fiantly "and madly had invoked that fearful curse, liltledreaming what they were doing, as tho trembling prelate weened his hands of tlie blood of the Just One. " His blood be upon us, and our children." And oh how fear fully had the sins of those fathers, and that terribly invoked curse been vis ited noon these their children. His tory has no tale of Hon or ei,ual to that told of the sufferings in the siege of the Holy City. Truly, it. the very words of prophecy uttered centuries before, "Was the eye of the tender and deli cate woman evil towards the husband of her bosom, and towards her son, and towards the young one that Com eth out from between her feet, and to wards her children which she shall Uar, &T s'le shall eat them for want of all things in the siege." The Sacred Temple of the Jews, from which the vessels whose sculp tured resemblances are to be seen upon this arch, were torn, has long been overthrown so that there is not one stone left upon another above ground, that has not been pulled down. The rain of that land, of w hich it was the pride and glory, has long been what prophecy declared it should become, "powder and dust,'1 and her people lor centuries a bye word and reproach among the nations, and so they must continue till they welcome with blessings the long re jected King of Israel. And yet, what a striking contrast is their state, even jn ttjeir present fail and disperson, to that of the uon querors who erected this arch to com memorate their domination over them. Though no longer enjoying political existence, they exist as a people iq almost every country of the world; in regions where their con querors never reached where not even the Roman naupj was kuown ; bearing about with them the same distinctive marks of race and religion as when Titus led them through the streets of Rome in fetters. "They abide," as it was predicted: " they shall abide many days Boot the days of eighteen hundred years without a king, and without a prince, and with, out a sacrifice, and without an Image, and without an ephod, and without a teraphim." Well did Professor Gellert answer, when asked by Fred erick the Great, what he thought of Jesus Christ? " Whut thinks your ma jesty of the destruction of Jerusalem?' Curiosities of American History. American political history is full of curiosities and siiigulur incidents. For instance, three of our Pnsjidents, aU of whom participated in the Revolu tion, died on itsgreutanniversary, the Fourth of July, vi; John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Gen. Washington, when he retired from the Presidency, was in the sixty sixth year of his age. His successor, John Adams, when he left, was sixty six years old. After him, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison aud James Monroe. Mr. Jefferson was sixty-six, James Madison had just pasted his sixty-sixth year, and Mr. Mouroe was in his sixty-seventh year when they respectively left the Presidential chair. Gen. Harrison was sixty-seven years old when he was elected, and died in the Presidential office. From 1801 to 1826 the Presidential office was tilled by Virginians. During the same interval, with the exception of four years, the Vke Presidential office was held by citi zens of New York. John Adams ne gotiated the treaty of peace that, con cluded the war of the revolution with England. His son, John Quincy Ad ams, was a leading envoy, and uego- tiated the treaty which ended the second war with England in '.sis?. His son, Charles Francis Adams, at the third great crisis of our history, was the Minister to F.ngland during the reeent war, from lsril to isi:j, the per si which covers the Alabama elii .is, out of -which another war is all gether possible with the mother country. In 1WK), John Adams was on a lead ing Presidential ticket. Twenty-four years after, his son, John (juincytwas aLso a Presidential candidate. Twenty-four years from that time, Charles Francis Adams, John Quincy'saea, was an important candidate for Vice President, with contingent Presiden tial success. Of the first six Presidents, four of them were taken from the office of Secretary of State; and the other two Unrig the first elected, could not per form its duties. From this fact rose the precedence that makes the Secre tary of State the first officer in the Cabinet, instead of the Secretary of the Treasury, which Is the case in Great Britain. SO less tlian five of the greatest American statesmen were born in the same year, 17M2: Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, Thomas EL Benton, Martin Van Buren and Lewis Ca . From fstXi to JSC;, a period spanning from the second President to the sev enteeth, only two persons filled the office of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Cnitisl States John Marshall and Roger B. Tancv. Mark Twain as a Pioneer. Mark Twain sent in his entogrnpo to the California Pioneers at their late banquet at Delmonieo's. Here is a portion: I went to Esmeralda early. I pur chased largely in the ' Wide West," the " Winnemucca," and other fine claims, and was very wealthy. I fared sumptuously on bread when flour was BM a barrel, and had beans every Sunday when none but bloated aristocrats could afford such grandeur. But I finished my feeding batteries in a quartz mill at ilo a week, and wish ing I was a battery myself and had somebody to feed nts. My claims in Ksmeralda are I here yet. I suppose I could lie persuaded to sell. I went to the Humboldt District when it was new. I became largely interested in the "Alba Nueva," and other claims with gorgeous names, and was rich again in prospect. I named a vast mining property there. I would uot have sold out for less than 4'Hl,m)0, at that tithe but I will now. Finally I walked home sirrne 'Ki n)hVn portly for exercise, antl partly because stage fares w ere expensive. Next I entered ujion an afflu 'lit freei In Virginia ("uy, end by a judicious investment of labor and the capital of friends, be came the owner of about all the worth less wildcat mines there were in that part of the country. A ssessments did ihe business for me there. There were 1 17 assessment to ur.e dividend, and the proportion of income to outlay wusV little against me. My financial thermometer went down to thirty-tw o degrees Farenheit, and the subscriber was frozen out. I took up extension on the main lead extensions that reached to British America in one di-n-ction and to the Isthmus of Panama iu the other and I verily believe I would have been a rich man if I had ever found those infernal MonOsOne. But I ijidn't, I rith tunnels till I topped the Arctic Ocean, and I sunk shafts till 1 broke-through the roofs of perdition, but these extensions turned up missing every time. I un illiiig to sell all th;'t Rojporti and throw iu the Improvements. Perhaps you re member thu celebrated "North OphirV" I bought that mine. It was very rich in pure silver. You could take it out in lumps as big as a filbert. Bu when it was discovered that tho-e lumps were meltisl half dollars, and hardly nutted at that, npejpunnaB of. "saltiu" w!i tu-pufv id, and tlie ljlirOHtgHia ailjourKea to the pour iiou.se again, i paid UH-etsanieuts on " Hale vV Non rosa" till they sold me out, and 1 had to take in washing for a living and the next mouth that in famous stock went up to $7,ooo a foot. I own millions and millions of jeet ijf affluent silver leads Nevada in fact. J pssn lite e.ifire undercrust of thill country, nearly, aud 11 Congre, would move that State off my proper ty, so that I couid get at it, 1 would he w ealthy yet. But Be, tjioro sin- MaonG end facie am i. Failing health it suailts me to sell, ff you know of any one desiring a permanent Investment, I can furnish him one that will have the virtue of being etoraoj, I have been through the California mill, with all its "di-is, spurs and angles, variations and sinuosities." I have worked thereat all the different trades and eonfteojeni known to the catijlugue. 1 have been everything, from a newspaper editor dow"n to a cow-catcher on a locomotive, and ( am encouraged to N!iva that if there hud been u few more occupations to experiment on, I might have mule o dazzling success at last, and found out what mysterious design Providence had in view in creating me. The Jewish People, The Hebreic Xational, of London, says that there are six millions of Jews in the world. It is a remarkable fact that the numbers) uf this wonderful people have not- materially increased or diminished since the time of King Solomon. Persecuted as no other peo ple have ever been, they have main tained their ancient faith, and though for hundreds of years they were liable at any time to be exterminated in al most any kingdom of Kurope, and thousands of them were put to death every year, by the most cruel torments, yet thee-were not very much reduced in liowiln I' during all those dark ages. Now that their persecutions have been generally stopped in all civilized na tions, this fact does not OBOOi to have caused the desendonts of Israel to in crease much, and not many moreof the race adore Elohim iu the (lays of pros peaity than in those of adversity. There is a reason for this difference in the increase of the Jewish people compared with that of all the families of the earth. What is the cause of the strange phenamena we cannot yet tell, but it will be explained to future gen erations. In the mean time the House of Is rael is a standing miracle a record be fore the eyes of this unbelieving nine teenth century of the truths of the prophecies !rom thoseof Moses to those of Mahichi. Butier Recommended to an Artist. Poor Ben Uutler has been inter viewed very often, but never so cru elly as recently, just alter his dinner at Wtiniiley's. A certain Prussian celebrity is a regular diner at "Worm ley's, and a regular bore of Benjamin F. He is one of those people who can never see anything but their own importance, no matter how little it may be recognised by the outside World. The Prussian ir question is a baron something or other, t barons are plentiful as blacklierries here, and is iu the constant habit of boring Benja min F. For instance he accosts Ben at the dinner table thus: "My dear general, I am zo glad to ice you, I am always a 'appy to aee you. I like your career in aee war zo much. Your action as general in zee SouUi was zo grand, zo wise, zo right, dat everybody mus admire you." Butler has a magnificent contempt for humbugs and flatterers, and has been in the habit of receiving this Baron's heavy doses of admiration with lo-conoooloji disgust. But the Baron, as 1 obserVed before, is one of those people so wrapt up in his own misfortune as to regard it as impossi ble that anybody could look upon him in other than a favorable light. With such people it is difficult to deal, and the Baron has proved one of the few whom Ben Butler has been una ble to vanquLsh. He has, therefore, been obliged to endure the Baron nolens volens. The other day the Baron put the coup de grace on his ad miration for Butler. "General,", said the Baron, "you know my great regard for you. You know how mosh X esteems and lofes you, and admires your oareer. And I know you vill pardon me ven I makes a leetle remarks. Der is a frient of mine in New York, one very great ar tist, who has done venders in Europe and dis country. He is one artist of zee eye. He can cure anyding dat Ls matter mid de eye. Now you go zee hims, you know. I tell you and you vill pardon me I know you call to him and show your eye. He vill fix it straight as doder one, and you viU pless meund him." The eflect of this advice upon the listeners, who were-many, will be im agined and need not be described. Ben himself, and the Baron, who was perfectly sincere, were the only un moved parties present. Ben, instead of getting "riled," looked sharply out of his best eye at the liaron, and said: "Thuok you. Baron, 1 will take your advice. What did you say was the distinguished artisi's address?" The Baroai gave the required direc tions, which Ben gravely noted; then bid the Baron adieu aud left. FIGHTING THE TIGER. How the Beast Got Floored by a Texas Ranger. No. -564 Broadway is a two-story building. The basement is used as a free concert saloon, the ground floor Is used as a drinking saloon, and the second for an open irarneof faro, where a mot ey crowd, who light the danr-r-ous tigi.' duriiii; the day at 17 Ann street, assemble around a dimxy table to resume operations for the night. It is not a snap game, as a proverbial cheat game is called ; yet, if a coun tryman with a flush purse comes along, the regulars, who pass their livi around the table, disappear until he is relieved of his funds by a few deals of stocked cords, when they re appear and keep up the game until morning. A few nights since there lounged into the room ( 'aptain Foster, many years ago a Teas ranger. He Ls a man thirty ix years of age, but anv pears to be scarcely twenty-five. lie was dn ed in a -tyle half Mexican and half American. He could not have appeared more verdant hail he h -en just from tin Onondaga county farm. He came here to purchase arms for a revolutionary faction of the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico, and curried fttn, ihjo in large denominations of greenbacks. He w alked around the table whereeightor ten gamblers werp rattling their ivory checks, and in an easy manner fell into a chair at th; left hand of tie- d.-alw. In a earelew way he asked them if they did not play monte. The dealer, ofcouse said "No," when ( aptain Foster showed his fat roll of currency. He selected a hundred-dollar note and passed it in for t- ' chips. He laid them down in a clumsy manner, jreneratly drag ging ca. h stack or partial stack over the table, and took his own time to place them in order. He asked a question now and then regarding the way to bet, and as luck would run he won, won until he was paid in Ave dollar, then higher up in twenty-five dollar chips. In less than a hour he had tl,:?) before him in ti" tilue ivory chips. Tlie bank showed no little alarm, and hy a wink the players one by one beir.in to leave their seats. Not acting as though he noticed what was pass ing. Captain Foster gave them four stacks of twenty-five dollar chips, and re- eived BOn in exchange. There remained only the "call turn" in the 1kx a king, deuce, and five-spot. He had two hundred dollars in chips on the king, calling from that to the five spot. It was beyond the " limit" al lowed by the bank, yet as they had lost heavily, they decided to "let it stand. The cards were pulled, and. king out, deuce showed on top. Four for one was ( aid, making another il.irtio. The dealer c h.t - i the "deck;" seeing which, Captain Foster handed in his two full stacks of i"S chips, and wos paid l, ma). The new and stocked" deal started. The Captain had an odd four chips; one titter tin other was picked up by the dealer, un til the four were lost, as would have been all the money he could have laid down. The dealer hesitated for the Captain to pass in more money. He hesitated also, w hen he was a-ked it he did not mean to play more. He led by picking at his vest pocket, pulling out some stamps, and saying, " I will take a twenty-five cent chip." The liatik-rs saw they were-tdd Tor jui-t iJiHH). Two . them sprang from their -oia aa though they meant to uacvent (.'apt. Foster from leaving the house. He hud suspected that also, and carelessly threw hack the lappel of his coat and " took down" one of Colt's nine-inch revol vers, fie walked to the pw jet opposite the fcl!o, nnd while standing with hi- hack to the wall, with revij-r.'.r In hand, rolled a tinofefta nnd walked out of the room, down the stair-, and thence to the Fitth Avenue Hotel. The gamblers saw that their supposed irreen cus tomer knew all the ropes of their den aud it.s machinery. They swallowed their loss as only gamblers can when they find their game I bent Twenty minute-, alter- t-apt. Foster had lett, the same motley crowd of men were again uround the table. The PreshyterUn Church. The New York Olnerver of Thurs day says: ".More than two-thirds of the presbyteries in both branches of the Presbyterian Church having ap proved the overture snt down bv the tssSJOOnj A-scuil'ly, the work is dime! It is the most interesting and impor tant cc'-lea.tt.stical event that hits oc curred iu this country in thirty years. It marks an epoch in the religious his tory of a leading denomination, and, without doubt, it will have a powerful influence upon the religious history of the country, and we hope also of the world. " Thirty years ago, when tho disas trous rupture occurred, the Presbyte rian Church in tlie I'nited States in cluded a less number of presbyteries and synods, ministers and members, than either of the two divisions now number. And from both of them has gone into another body the entire .Soutln-rii Presbyterian Church, so that it may be fairly said that during the separation the Church increased al most three-fold. The reunion brings into one body these constituent ele ments : Proshj teri.-s Ml 1111 2Sa' Synods 27 24 51 Ministers J. 'si 1,2.9- Members -iV.m 17ajmi ttl.tttt " Both the assemblies meet week after next, Novemlier loth, at Pitts burg, 1'eiin., to receive the returns from the presbyteries, to record the result and tute the necessary steps to -i t the United Church into operation. The assemblies are not to vine upon the question of union; that was done ai the last meeting in May, in this city, when it was sent down to the presbyteries, the fountain of power in the Church; oojd their ratification by a majority would have been sunVient, but the assemblies ordained the union in the event of two-thirds of the pres byteries iu both branches approving the proposition. That number has bei-n obtained, arid many more will be reported at the assemblies from whom return- have nut been received. "This reunion will, we trust, be rijoanHnnJ by sonic suitable and gene ral thank-offering; some memorial of an event over which angels rejoice. If it should take the form of a com plete endowment of Ohe schools of theology, it would be a great work I well done. If it should result in the ' erection here in the city of New York of a ' Presbyterian House,' which should be the center of the operation of the United Church, it wouiu bea no ble consecration. There are schemes i.f church e.xt .'nslon and-foreign mis sions, which might be set forward twenty or thirty years by making the year 1870 the Memorial Year." Charles 0' Conor. The New York f&rwU is giving a series of interesting sketches aiut some of the men of note in that .-ity. The one of Charles U'( 'onor, the Nes tor of the Xi'W Yurie bur. is n.n honor able example of the triumph over eauj yi:n.y. inn I ijwi as B poor newsboy, then as a soldier, and then of his forty-five i ,irs of practice and labor at the bar, and the great cases he has conducted, form a most iuteresnntr story of the triumph of talent and industry over cir-umstan-ces. It is by carefully studying and emulating the lives of men who have, unaided, risen from obscurity to fame and opulence, that the young men of the day who are struggling against overwhelming difficulties wUi be en abled to take courage and bear up un der the reverses of fortune. Do such as are making an honest effort to get on in life, the examples of good men who have been all over the hard road so many are wearily plodding are worth following. They should re member the words of the great Lee, that " human irtue is and ought to be equal to human misfortune,'' and that " the noblest word in the English language is duty." The London Globe thus traces out, for the benefit of "the girl of the pe riod." the results of high heel shoes: "Imagine a leg with little or no calf, long lieel,-thiek muscles in front, ten dons strainod into a straight line from the lower part of the leg to the root of the toes, producing the effect of an extremely high and straight instep, no arch to the foot, the heel being j thrust up, the toes bent at an acute angle to the foot ibselt Nevertheless, this is the effect which the high-heel I boot is likely to produce. Like too j manv of the vagaries of fashion, the i present high-heel mania originate in a mistake. It is an unconacious imi tation of the effect produced by the ballet dancer's foot, but it should be remembered that the ballet dancer Ls perioral ing on a stage, the plane of which Ls inclined towards the audi ence. Moreover, she is trained to walk on her toes, which ladies in or dinary life are not. This makes all the difference, and what.is a conveni ence hi the ladies of the corps de ballet will be a source of serious mischief to unprofessional "girls of the period." AUCTIOfi. nau sale or MILLINERY GOODS, AT AUCTION, MONDAY MORNING, November 8th, AT 10 OT7UXK. An entire new line T'om flrst han.N eon islio .vi I'! ruli. Vivet. Salln, Chip. Fait. Beer ail .-straw Ladles' and Cblklren's Trimmed and t atrlni i."! Hat. Embroide ries, Rlboons, flowers. Flames, Trimmings, etc, etc GOTTLIEB 4 EZEKIEL, nV, Aoetion'rs. i 'nr. s ,., and . Llama SU. Splendid Marble and Slate Mantles. N"K LAJBQN WTOy VAtWOJ, MJsOO t iKioli-s. LI'lfllKlt. etc, on the premises. " ii.- nf leasehold on Chickasaw and Proms- -o V. oni IfsT.. ATS O'CUS'K. u.-i W. H. PAHSMonO 4 I IX, Auctioneers. Peremptory Trade Sale of $20,000 worth of Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, Shoas. Hats. Caps. Etc., Fiotu it bouse der.iatner biulaoM AT AUCTION, TUESDAY MORNiNG, November 9th, AT 10 O'CLOCK. WTKIt.MS CASH. -A!.E POSITIVE.-- GOTTLIEB & EZEKIEL, A art ton? GREAT FURNITURE SALE TO THE TRADE. AT AUCTION, BY W. H. PASSMORE & CO., Jll Second street. Jefferson block, Taesday liorniag. 9tb Inst . at 10 o'clock. 04 Irrle End Bedstead, M I.arij.' lirr-sslne: Bureaus, S l Ifflee I leeks, !'.. tc - .-,. stands, and a General assortment of flrst-clas Furniture. VALUABLE LEASEHOLD AT AUCTION, BY W. H. PASSMORE & CO.. Tuesday Afternooa. 9th iast. at 3 a 'deck. OS THE PREMISES. 'E w;.l s,.t t. d.s.lra'.le Lease of part of Lot N'o. . Nnvjr Yard property. Tliel.it front on le.lii pr. ruenade and Uhlrkasaw street, wi. Ii :i pth of IT" feet from Htreet U str-l. and adj., him Ihe r-siJ.-n-.- f It. H.:iaii . Kmi. Tlte improvement consist of a new one-:ory Brick U. use, with .-rllar and tin i oof. The leans has IT years I o run from April f. is' I. Terms of an:- made known on Jay of e. IT. II. rAJSnafORE am , nova Am-iloneera. GOTTLIEB & EZEKIEL, Wholesale Auctioneers, and COMMISS.ON MER.CHANTS Corner Second and A i lams street. REGULAR TRADE SALE OF Dry Goods. Clcthing, Boots, Shoes. Hats, Caps. Etc.. Etc. e v un'v Tuesday & Thursday Morning, AT 10 O'CLOTK. A. S. ROGERSON. Auctioneer. BAILEY SPRINGS Lauderdale County. Ala. THIS eeli'hrated Watering Due, fitn tfce Hotel ainl l ..fuses, rantalus-sfl IJUsleep inir. Hiumis. 1.,-si.!.- I'.r ..rs. Hiill-r.ami. Illnlnil Hall. Kitchen. Bar un.i Bitllanl Kiwiiu an.I Office, tiui-ther with ala.ui .i.thh of lan.1 aitjimiine the sprinir imt, and all the Ht.aseholil and Kit. -lieu Furniture. Bar anil Alley ROMs . Mules. I at tie. H.ifcs, Sheen. I ot&, ! WU1 be Sold lPutoUoly Knr iliTlslon between owners. On the 15th Day of December. To the highest and he-t bidder. The houses i slid titrnilure are in ims! etinditloit, ami ese i rythmic ' in re:i.lim-s to .-ontiutle bustllesss r'or further in:. sen t i a ... paooat s-Jl id i-irenlar do . Proprlelora. DRY GOODS. WHOLESALE DRY GOODS B. Lowenstein&Bros This Week TO Country and City Merchants AN IMMENSE NEW STOCK or Prints, Domestics, Jeans, Linseys, Flannels, Blankets, Cloaks, Shawls, Coverlets, DRESS GOODS Hosiery, GLOVES, NOTIONS, Etc., Etc., Etc. Having purrhaaed these iliasis during the RECENT DECLINE, We are prepared to offer Unusual Inducements ! Close buyers would do well to giro us a call before purchasing elsewhere. B. Lowenstein & Bros. 242 & 244 MAIN ST., Wholesale Entrance, 244 Main St. aw We would also bin laave to rail tha at tention of Jobbers, as well aa Retailers, to the faet that we are the exeloslTe agents for West Tennessee, N'orth Mississippi and Ar kansas, for S. W. H. Ward's Paper Collars and Culls, and sell tbem ai manufacturer's prices. oe0 To Cotton Planters & Stock Raisers THE Memphis OH Company wish to pur chase, during next ftill and winter, a large quantity Cotton Seed, for which they will pay the toarket price, furnish sacks, and have Heed correcUy weighed on their large piatfoi-m iXairbank'sl scales. Tbey urge their friends not to store their Seed In large quan tities, and thereby have their value destroyed or Injured by HgaTiso. Planters who wish to wake cou tracts for delivery of Seed wUl pK-use call st OH w org, i enter turning. V OH Cake anil Meal Tor sale in anv quaa- tltv. NOTICE. 0nCg HgRASIXJ IXSCRAXCg CO.. IT Madison Street, October Ut, IIOL 1 T a meeting of the Board of Directors of A this Company, held this day. a illvi.iend or five tS) per cent, was declared upon caw capital stock, the same to be credited up. .a the stock uotes. '. M. XKLSON. ocli laser (ars.