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THE STJNXY MORIISTO APPEAL-JANUARY 3, 170.
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TYLER, EDITOR SUNOAY VDRNING, : JAN. 2. 1870 DEMOCRATIC TICKET. FOR MAYOR: JOHN JOHNSON. FwR CITY TAX-COLLECTOR: FELIX W. ROBERTSON. P0R WHARFM ASTER: ROBERT GOODE. There was never a nomination made by a partisan convention in this city so thoroughly approved by Front etreet as Uiat of Mr. Johnson. In fact, for many years, this gentleman was deemed the very impersonation of the virtues and idiosyncrasies of the ancient "Froat Row." He be came a manufacturer not very long ago, but has never lost his identity as an honest, energetic tradesman. On the afternoon, when the nomina tion of Mr. Johnson was announced, all the old cotton merchants, gro cery and hardware dealers, as they collected in little knots and w-andered away to their homes, congratulated one another that a true representative man of the morals and energies ol Front street would surely become the city's Chief Magistrate. David Townsend or Victor M. Murphy would not present more perfectly in hie own person the peculiarities and honest worth of Memphis tradesmen than Mr. Johnson, the Democratic white man's candidate. It is sought, as we are advised, to consolidate Use vote of North Memphis with that ol the Loyal Lcagues-in behalf of Mr. Walker. The scheme fails in it very announcement. North Memphis cannot be induced, on any terms or in behal! of any candidate, to affiliate with Sodom. Rotten Row and Hell's-half-Acre. Irishmen, in their original homes, in Cork, on the banks of the Shannon, in the hills of Killarney. and the daughters of Irishmen.are th fairest, whitest of all the children o Adam. They will never mix with Cuffee in social life or at the bailot box ; and this fusion of two races, which is now sought to be effected on the universal sulfrage Walker plat lorm.can never be accomplished while j the instincts of Irishmen remain unim paired. The eK-ction of Mr. Joun bon is, therefore, certain, if there lie no regular negro-nominated candi date in the field, and if a Radical as pirant draw off the savage vote Mr. Walker is helpless and hopeless. We hear now of "the people's ticket " the people's candidate for Mayor. What prodigious friends o: the people it n-akes some men to Tun for office! No sooner does Mr. Close Fist become a candidate, or Mr. Surly seek an office, than he "is all smiles, liberality and kindne- a wonderful friend of the people a peo ple's man a people's candidate, out and out. But, beat him, and he is Mr. Close Fist or Mr. Surly again, in a moment. His liberality and philan thropy vanish in a twinkling into thin air. II any man, who was not always a generous and liberal man before he became a candidate, tells you he is a people's man the moment he does so, don't believe a word ot it. His selfishness crops out as plainly, when he becomes an office-hunter, as it e er did when he was a money hunter. It is all the same advantage to himself, he seeks, and not that ot the public. Ninety-nine times in a hundred, the best man you can find for an office is one who is fair, sincere, honest and straight-forward in his conduct, always and everywhere, without making any pretensions of extraordinary liberality whatsoever. It is only the man whose worth is above his pretensions, that is fit to be elected for any office in the gift of the people. We want a man who is careful about his promises, wd keeps them; who has principles, and acts on them; who does not vaunt his superi-! ority, but shown it by his integrity in ail the relations of life. That is all we ask of any man, for all have the same ; ...... ' , , right to take care of themselves, and but few are able or willing to do more. W never saw a people's man yet i who bad halt as much soul in hiui as gi impulse to the brain of any com mon miser. Our city is in difficulties, and we .. ant th best man to get us out. That will do more for the people than all the gifts and smiles and liber alities of all the dear people's men in the world. Probably the best men we bave to fill the public offices are the ery men who take the least pains to wia popular cr. Tax friends of Colonel Walker are playing the gome of brag on a large scale. He has more and higher compliments now than were ver thought of before in his life. We have no disposition to say a word against him as a private gentleman, and shall not permit ourselves to do so. Bui we confess to some surprise at the extravagant laudation of hi friends, which, it seems to have been so necessary be should become a can didate in order to bring ouL How it. ahould be that a geutleman of such high pretensions has lived among us ao lonu without half his extraordinary merits having become kuown to the public passes comprehension. And ow that they are disclosed, the lac; that he is to get the Radical and M fro vote, is singular commentary n a remarkable fact. He does not believe In bis heart thaSjpjegro euf i anv boou to the publie. But he runs as the universal suffrage can-' sjidate, which aooounts somewhat for ! the milk in th cocoauut. We suppose he will get the votes of the universal uflrage Decx-rat, of the Radicals, j sb4 of afrgsoss. That to j all he can fount on, notwithstanding the high-sounding pretensions with which his name is put forth The anti-negro Rufflrage men and Old Line Whigs and Democrats will outnumber those three classes two to one. And with the Kelp of the friends of John son, who desire good city govern ment, and know his peculiar fitness for the Mayoralty, we do not hesitate to express the opinion that Mr. John son will be easily elected. But Walkeb is one of our oldest and most wily political managers. And it may be expected that neither he nor his friends will leave any stone unturned. The friends of Mr. John son must go to work, lie will not lack votes, if all our citizens who have the be-t interests of the city at heart will make the necessary exertions. Let them go to work. There is back bone enough in the Old Line Whigs, Democrats and anti-negro suffrage men now combined as the Democratic party of Memphis to elect by an over whelming majority any man they ideas. Let tbem do it. The election is next Thursday to waste. Submission to party discipline is absolutely necessary to party success. When Raymond left the Radical party to assist at Philadelphia in the ibrmation of a Conservative party, he was ruled out by his former asso ciates, and though he repented and went back to the heathenism and deviltry of Radicalism, was never forgiven, trusted, or consulted. He was rigidly excluded from party af filiation, because it was found neces sary so to do in order that Radicalism might solidly confront the Democratic party, which, like the Whig and other parties, has always been held together by the motto that " whoso is not for us is against us." The Demo cratic party of Memphis, in Conven tion assembled, have nominated John Johnson for Mayor. The Democrat who votes against him, or ues his in fluence against him, should be ruled out as in contumacy and open viola tion of the most sound and solid of Democratic doctrines. If discipline be not now enforced, stringently and strictly enforced, we may as well give up and consent to take our chances to secure from a mob, without principles or party organization, a city govern ment worthy our future, and fitted to lead us out of present financial trouble. The Mobile ifeisfer and Montgom ! ery Mail have forsworn all partizan I connection and affiliation with blacks, i They will hereafter make no compro misesor concessions. This is either a I white man's government or the ne ! gro's. We have seen and expounded ! (his fact and this issue made from the j ijeginning. The whole press of Missis ! sippi, with few exceptions, confessses i its blunder in the effort made to ride I two horses at the same time. The ; -ontest is a plain one, and we have it hrust upon us in this city by our old irieud, Mr. Sam. Walker, who lias secured the solid negro vote and hopes oecause of past deeds and fidelity, to raw after him in his opposition to Democracy, the Irish voters of this ity. Never yet was there a true Em eralder found locked in the embracis if Sttinboor Dinah. The game can- not win, and Mr. Valki:i:'s tiearnesB of perception, when self-love did not mislead him, would so instruct. He is now committing the capita! blun der of his life. Never before did he falter, and that he should seek to dis rupt his party and oppose its action after life-long service in the ceaseless condemnation of all who hav done what he now would do, amazes many who have never failed to co-operate with him. The Supreme Court of the United States hesitates L To declare the leeal tenders uncon stitutional which almost everybody be lieves is theconclusion necessarily reached by that body. 2. To declare the Missouri test-oath un constitutional a conclusion everybody sees it also must have reached. 3. To declare the cotton tax unconsti tutional, notwiLhstanding every uuprtju diced man believes no other conclusion is possible. The New York Express says the yourt is evidently reluctant to do its inevitable duty, overawed by threats in Congress, we were about to write but does not this hesitation encourage the Drakes and others in Congress, to try to degrade the court V Courts must do their duties fearlessly w 'kn out regard to consequences, if they expect to be respected and powerful. MR. WALKER AND THE IRISH. A Reply to the " Avalanche' Saturday. Editorial of Editors Appeal: The editorial in yesterday's Acaiunehe, appealing to my countrymen to support S. P. Walker, Esq., and alluding to his ser vices in behalf of my Church,waa such that I cannot refrain from noticing it; Mnrl tiiiwininir u T tim ii, fn.til kit, .k o . ,. ,. . . , , . . eulogy on the candidate of that paper, truth and honesty compels me, after H re-Ii li r t f -i i if -j , iii jr...r ei a nanhim in ,uj,.. , . ., TT . . V- v li... I 1 . V u-vjci uwu i in contained, as the facts are not fully j or candidly given. For the good of ! my countrymen, and the welfare of the City of Memphis, 1 must enter my , protest. The future Mayor of Memphis is not to legislate for the Irish or for Ireland neither in governmental policy or Church discipline. The former I turn over to the " Fenians," the latter I respectfully leave with the Ecumen ical Council which is now in session. Will the editor please leave the last matter to said Council!!! I remember w II the attack made on the CatlnshV Church. It was merely the mad frolic of a crowd of mischievous school boys. I was on the spot ten minutes after it occurred. I positively assert, beyond fear of con tradiction, that neither S. P. Walker, Esq., or Wm. H. Carroll, Esq., were on the ground for hours thereafter, it they were at all, unless they came im pelled by curiosity, as a great many did, to see what was to be seen. There is now a gentleman in the city who requested me to go to the .Mayor and procure a guard of police, out I declined on the ground that the Church could (as it always did) protect itself. That gentleman is an Ameri can and a Protestant, and now re sides in our midst. My countrymen will not be led astray from their duty in the premises, no matter from what source an appeal may be made to their passions and prejudices. They have too exalted a view of their duties as American cltisens. Ajr Irishman and a Catholic. COLUMBiA. Memorial for its Annexation to the United States. The following is the full text of the memorial presented to the President ; of the United States by the people o! British Columbia, praying for the an nexation of that territory to the Uni ted States: To His Excellency the President of the i in.-: states: Your memorialists beg leave most I respectfully to represent that we arc nilents of the colony of British Co I lutnbia, many of us British subject-, i and all of us deeply interested in the welfare and progress of our adopted country; that those who are British I subjects are penetrated with the most I profound feelings of loyalty and devo i tion to her Majesty and her Govern- ment, and hope that all entertain fsfej her feelings of the greatest attuchmerrr and to the country; that while we thus indulge such feelings we are con strained by the duty we owe to our- selves and families. lii view oi the eon- templated severance of the political ties winch unite mis colony to me There s no time ' a"., i . luteal and commercial affinity and connection as will insure the immedi ate and continued prosperity and well-being of this, our adopted home; that this colony is now suffering great depression, owing to its isolation, scarcity of population and other causes too numerous to mention; that we view with feelings of alarm the avowed intention of her Majesty's Government to confederate this col ony with the Dominion of Canada, as we believe su-h a measure can only lead to still further depression and ul timate injury, for the following rea sons, viz: That confederation cannot give ns protection against external enemies or foreign foes, owing to the distance of this colony from Ottawa; that it can not open to us a market for the pro duce of our lands, our forests, our mines or our waters ; that it cannot bring us population, our greatest need, as the Dominion itself is suffering from lack of it; that our connection w ith the Dominion can satisfy no sen timent of loyalty or devotion; that her commercial and industrial inter ests are opposed te ours ; that the tar iffs of the Dominion will be the ruin of our farmers and the commerce of our chief cities; that we are instigahd by every sentiment of loyalty to her i Majesty by our attachment to the i ia and institutions ot Oreat Britain, and our deep interest in the prosperity of our adopted country, to express our opposition to a severance from England and a confederation with Canada. We admit that the Domin ion may be aggrandized by confedera tion, but we can see no benefit, either in the present or in the future, which can accrue to us therefrom ; that we desire a market for our coal and lum ber and our fish, and this the Domin ion seeks for the same produce of her own soil; she can take nothing front us and supply us nothing in return; ' that confederating this colony witii j Canada may relieve the mother coun Br from the trouble and expense of I fostering and protecting this isolated, distant colony, but it cannot free us j from our long enduring depression, owing to the lack of population, as ' aforesaid, and the continued want of a 1 home market for our produce. The only remedy for the evils which beset us we believe to be in close union with the adjoining States and Territories. Weare already joined by a unity of objects and interests Near ly all our commercial relations are with them. They furnish the chief markets, we have for the products of our mines, laud and waters; they sup ply the colony with the most of the necessaries of life; they furnish us with the only means of communication with the outer world; and weare even dependent upjn them for the means ol learning the events in the mother country or the Dominion of Canada. For these reasons we earnestly de sire the acquisition of this colony by the United States. It would result at once in opening to us an unrestricted market for our product, bring an in flux of population, and with it induce an investment of capital in our coal aud quartz mines, and in our forests. It wouid insure us regular mails aud communication with the adjoining .-states ana territories, ana through them with the world at large. It would lessen the expenses of our Gov ernment by giving us reproseutative institutions and immediate control of cur domestic concerns, besides giving us protection against foreign invasion; and with all these we would still be uuited to a people of our own kin dred, religion, and tongue, aud a people who for all time must intimately affect us in all our relations (or weal or woe. That in view of thee tacts we respectfully request that your Excellency will cause this me morial to be laid before the Govern ment of the United States, and that in any negotiations pending or undertaken between your Govern ment or that of her most gracious Majesty for the settlement of territor ial or other questions, you will en deavor to induce her Majesty to con sent to the transfer of this colony to the L'nited States. We believe her Majesty earnestly desires the welfare and happiness ol" all her people, in view of the cir cumstances that for years she has con sented to the animal exodus of thou sands of her subjects to the United States, aud that she will not let politi cal traditions aud sentiments influ ence her against a measure so earn estly desired by the people of this poor, isolated colony. Dated British Columbia, Nov. 18, 1869. The spirit of annexation is abroad among the Americau people. They are anxious to sever their connection with Europe, and taking advantage of the centralization idea which seems to be prevalent to join their fortunes to the re-United States. Does this possible absorptiou of territory north and south of us foreshadow uthe guth ering of the nations?" Or is it pre liminary to the dissolution of States, so vainly attempted by the South? NUNN. His Letter to Gen. Thomas Radical. Answered by a " Avery," the East Tennessee cor-1 respondent of the Cincinnati Cummer-' rial, (Radical,) refeoring to the resolu- i tion to sell Oen. Thomas' portrait, says: Congressman Nunn takes it upon j himself to write Gen. Thomas a letter ' upon this subject, in which he deals ! altogether in vituperation and Bill- , ingsgate. Allowiug that the resolu- ; ti.m to sell the portraits of Brownlow ! and Thomas was foolish and uncalled for, yet there is no ground whatever tor such a letter as unu writes to the General. The starving and murder ing of 30,000 Union prisoners alluded to by the eloquent Congressman, has notniug whatever to uo with the case. The eople of Tennessee are not re sponsible for all the crimes committed auring the war, yet it would seem so trom what JSunn has to say in his letter about the portrait. He brings in the whole rebellion, and accuses the Legislature of being malignant rebels, etc., for proposing to sell the portraits. When we reflect that the proposition only received eight votes, and that the man who introduced the measure was a soldier under Gen. Thomas, it is difficult to see the svmptoms of re bellion that are so plain to the lynx eyed Nunn, if we are to believe his letter." Boston, Dec. 81. The United States steamers Miantonomah and Terror are to proceed to Portland on Monday to receive the war vensel bearing th'e remains of George Peabody. Two special cars are being prepared by the Eastern Railroad to carry the re mains te the tow tt iiteabWy. Written for the Appeal. LINES FOR THE LITTLE F0LKS--"IIERRY CHRISTHAS." a Thp following pleasing verses reached us too late for Christmas Day. They are not, however, unseasonable. We present them to the "little folks:" " Merry Christmas," lip sweet Mollle, Mimicking her brother's tone: Three year old, the pettrri darling Little knows of Christmas flower, But she laughs In gl-eful pleasure, Pattering " ronnd with brother Joe," Shaking back the ringlets silken That around her tace will flow. "A merry Christmas, ain't It, Joey? Ain't old Bant L'laus been round Stuffing Mollie's socks with candles, Sprinkling wblia with salt the ground?" " Tis'nt saltl yu baby Mollle," Joey l.iughed witb bay's ho! ho! "It comes for making balls and sliding. Little sister, 'tis the snow." Merry Christmas! merry Christmas! Fainter sounds It as they go, Lkwn the steps aad out the doorway, Bounding, chasing through the mow, Gathering mid the flescy whiteneS Cheeks like .-ommer's blushing rose, Gathering merry, happy Christmas In eacn moment as it goes. N. Written for the Sunday Appeal. NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. We welcome to the columns of the Sun day Appeal one of ita most cherished contributors in the person of" Esteli.e,'' who may be assured that she has the high enteem and marked appreciation of its readers and Editors: We, pilgrims travel-s:ained and worn, Have reached again on Time's highway A wellknown landmark, and we ask, What cheer amongst us all, to-day 7 We paased the same years, years agone, When life was young, and roy day Was sunshin.' to our glad young hearts, And flowers were all along the way. But are r still the same, and feel This joyous season coming near, With only one regret, and that That " Christmas comes but once a year?"' Oh, pale-brow'd sistr, toiling up Around thee, mourning garments draped, A cruel destiny, thy path Along this march hatn darkly shaped. E'en now. tho' shouts of gladness make An echo from the sleeping years. Backward thy lingering glance Is cast. And on thy care-worn cheek are teanf. Where Is the eager, hopeful child. That scarce, in glad surprise, could pause To snatch her stocking, plump and round. Well filled with gilts from Santa Clans? Wners i the maiden, with her wealth Of young affeotions, glad and free. That proudly, trusting. Iaunch'd her bark To brave with n life's treacherous sea? And where the wife, whose happy home. Closed on the world's too boisterous dm. Who felt that by her own fireside With aim the world was all u-ithm. And oh! the trfother, where is she, Who on ttls ev- was wont to glide So deftly 'long the gaping row, Hu:i' in such mystery side by side? Where have those chlSdlsb faces fled Those empty corners once were theirs And touching in its niutu appeal That quiet low of vacant chairs? There's a trembling on the far-off manes That wash the by-gone's silent shore. It b.-tngs bat to th waiting heart. In wailing murmurs, " Nevermore." The old mm ptoses on hts march, Vpoo his brow s shadow lowers He's BSMf with tho tangled skein. That darkly threaded life's sad hours. He's thinking of the fearless boy, Whose dating spirit naught culd tame, And wonders If thtt bended form And feeb.e step are still the same? Meridian in the manhood's strength. With eye und lmm'd and stout of heart. This half-way bivouac on life's maich. Finds aim prepared again to start. But oh! how many weary ones, Beneath toe mantling snow this night, Wouid robe them In Its trlendly folds. And gladly yield th' unequal tight? But on the morn's returning ray A niirige on the desert waste Thl paguant will dissolve, and bid This startled traveler, onward, haste. Then bickw.ird where the silent pall. Is hanginz o'er the burled year, A fond, regretful look will cast. And sighing, drop an honest tear. A tear to cherished friends who fell Along the rugged path we've trod. Those forms s i loved to earth, bequeathed The spirit to its maker, God! A tear to hopes that brightly dawn'd To crown the advent of the year. But lying faded, wlther'd, dead A mournful tribute ou its bier. But still with humble, grateful trust. Born of the triumphs of the Past, Will hall tach land-mark going Uotrn, Till on the march we rr.zchllie last! ESTEBfeE. Memphis, December 24th. A NEW NATION. Declaration of Ind pendence by the People of Rupert's Land. Who They are---Their Settlement And Their Former Government. The Seat of War, and the Subjugation. Pcssibilty of We have already published in the Appeal a telegraphic abstract of the Declaration of Independence issued by thy Provisional Government of Rupert's Land. Tho full text has since come to hand, and is as follows: DECLARATION OF INDtPESUESCE. VnicjtE.vs, It is admitted by all men, as a fundamental principle, that the pub lic authority oouimauds the obedience aud rewpeet ol all its subjects; it is also ad mitted that the people to be governed have the right to adopt or reject the form of government, or refuso aliegiaucw U thai which is proposed. In accordance with these fuudamenttil principles, the people of this country aaye obeyed and respected that authority to which the cir cumstances Kurroundiug its iuiaucy com pelled .. it subjected. A oompauy of adventurers, kuowu a the Hudson Bay Company, and invested with certain powers granted by his Majesty Charles the Second , established itseit iu RupertU Laud aud in the Northwest Territory, lor trading purpose ouly. This company cousisted of many persons, requiring a certain couaiuuuoo; but, as thcic was a tiuesiiou of coiiiiuurce ouly, the cousinu liou was formed iu reference thereto; and yet since '.hero was al that time no gov ernment to see to the interest of a peo ple already existing m the country, U be came necessary fur judicial oiiicers to have recourse in the oraucra ol'ihe Hudson Bay Compauy they inaugurated that !-peeie of government whicn, Elightiy modihed by subsequent circumstances, rultd luis couulry up lo a recent date. U'lterewt, The giveru.uent thus orea ifdwasiar from answering the Wan. s of the ; -' and became more aud mure so as i he t,o:'iiIaiiin increased iu uumuers and, as ihe cuuuiry waa developed, com merce exteuaed, until ihe preeeni day, v. Lieu ii commiuds a p ace among tho eou utiles; aud ibis people, fver aci lilted ioned priuoMcs. have 2f Tf ! by the above-men ueneruusl' supuc ert'iueui and noun 10 li a laiw.iul alie- gi ace; when, contrary to tue iajy of na ; t-.s, in March, 1S69, thai said govern ment Burrenderedaud transferred lo Cau . ill ihe rights which il had or preleud ,.i to have in this Territory, by iraosac liccs wiih which the people were consid ered unworthy to be made acquainted; and. Whereas, It Is generdly admitted that a people is at liberty 10 establishany form at government it may consider suitable to its wania as soon as the power to which it was subject abandon. it, or subjugates it. without iis consent to s foreign power, we maintain that do rUlit can be trans- firred to such foreign power. .Vow, thereivre, nrl, we, the represent tattves of the people. In Counvit aoseui bled, in Upper Furl in rv. on tba Z4ih day of November, ISO, having invoked the God of nations aiM, relying on ihcee fundamental moral principles, solemnly deilare in ihe name of the consiiiuuon and our own names, before God and man, that from the day on which the govern ment we had always obeyed abandoned us by transferring to strange pjwer the sacred authority conftdsd to it,' the people of Ituperl's Laird and the Northwest be came tree and exempt ::'rom all allegiance 1 1 the iruvernmeul. Second. That we refuse to recognize the authority of Canada, which pretends t I have a right to coerce u: aud impose upon ua a despotic form of govern ment still more contrary to our rights and interests m British subjects than was thai govern , awut to tasi whiah ws tad subjected our- selves through necessity up to a recent date. nurd. That by sending an expedition on the 1st of Snvi'mW ult., charged to drive Mr. William McDougal and his companions, cominir in the name of Canada, to rule an with the rod of despotism without previ ous notification to that effect, we have but acted conformably to that sacred right which commands every ciliien to offer energetic opposition to prevent his coun rv from being enslaved. fourth. Tnat w continue and shall continue to oppose with all our strength ihi establishing of Canadian minority in our country, uuiter the announced form; ami in c.tae of persisteose on (he pari of ihe Canadian (Government to enforce its obnoxious policy on us by force of arms, we protest beforehand against such a un just ani unlawful course; and we declare ibe said Canadian Government responsi ble before (Jod and mau fur the innumera ble evils which may be caused by so un warrantable a course. Be il known, therefore, to the world in general, and to tho Canadian Government in particular, that as we have always heretofore successfully defended our eoiiutry in frequent wars with .us neigh boring trilies of Indians, who are now on friendly relations witb us, we are firmly resolved in future, not less than in ihe past, to repel all invasions from whatso ever quarter Ihey may come; and further more, we do declare and proclaim in the name of the people of Rupert's Land nd the Northwest, that we have on tho said jAih day of November, 1W9, above men tioned, established a Provisional Govern ment, and bold it to be the only lawful tuthorily now in existence in Kupert's Land and the Northwest, which .claims tue obedience anil respect of thti people; ml h. it meanwhile we hold outselvea iu readiness to enter Into such negotiation. with the Canadian Government as may be lavorabie for the good government and prosperity of this people. In support of this declaration, relying on Ihe MOtScttsa if Divine Providence, we mutually pledge ourselves on oalh, our lives, our fortunes, ind our sacred honor to each oilier. Issued at Fort Garry, this eighth day of December, in ihe year of our Lord one tbousaud eight hundred and sixty-nine. (Signed) JHX BacoE, President. Signed) Lolls KfKij., Secretary. TITLE TO THE LNSCKGENT TERRITORY. In the year ltJTO Charles I., of Eng land, granted to Prince Rupert, the Duke ot Albemarle, the Earl of Cra ven, and thirteen others u the sole trade and commerce of all those sea.-, straits, bays, rivers, lakes, creeks, and -ounds in whatsoever latitude they shall be, that lie within the entrance of the straits commonly called Hud son's Straits, together with all the lands aud territorities upon the coun tries, coasts, and confines of the ssjsis, bays, lakes, rivers, creeks, and sounds f n-said." This was the origin of the famous Hudson Bay Company. The territory was ceded under such conditions that the compariy were made absolute proprietors in free arid common socage, saving the faith, al legiance and sovereignty due the crown. The company had power to make laws, constitutions and ordi nances, and to provide pains and pen alties tor their violation. The terri tory comprised but a portion of its present possessions, and is described on English maps of 17(0 (the time Canada was ceded to Great Britain), in the form of a horse shoe, not in cluding the northwest territory, the southern boundary of th-? territorv he- in at the northeast corner of Lake Winnipeg, alsive latitude oi dqpNBBs north. Until the cession of Canada the Indian Territories on the south ind west ot the Hudson Bay Terr ton nad been Erench, but when Canada secanie a colony of England the In lian Territory became Itigiish, and ihe company extended their claim over the whole northwest. Rupert's Land was recognized as included in ihe eomiany';i charter, or rather, the mime was extended over the portion acquired lrom the Erench. In l:;i the British Government granted ex -lusive trade over the Indira territo ries to the Northwest Company, but .his rigiit passed, in 1838, into the hands of ihe Hudson Bay Company. I his is the abstract of the" title of the company to the land in revolt. THE XOKTUWEST TERRITORY lOmprises all that country lying north of the L'nited States and west of Can ada, Moose river, aud the great lakes. I' iie country itself is de.-.Tibed by some as an earthly paradise, and by others as unfit for human habitation. Emigration was contrary to the inter ests of the Hudson Buy Company, and they spared no pains to have the land reported as desolate e-; possible. THE RED RIVER SETTLEMENTS. In all the vast region under con trol of the Hudson Bay Company, the only attempt at colonization worthy the name was that at Red River, ex cept at one or two points in Labra dor, nothing having been attempted save the cultivation o tow acres an utid the trading peam In 1812 Lord Selkirk, a Scottish peer.otitaiff d a grant of 10,000 acres ol land in that district of the country designated as Red River, and which may be de scribed as a half eclipse, the major axis being the boundary line of the l'nited States, commencing at the junction of that line wiih the Like oi the Woods, curving northwesterly so as to touch the southern portion oi Lake Winnipeg, and rheri curving sooth westerly to the boundary line Mala The drst settlers left Sligo iu 1811, and going by Hfftonsj Bay, win tered at York, and proceeded up the Severn River to their plai-e of destina tion. To theseitlem lit Lord Selkirk gave the name of Osua Beia, or O slan's Tower. The community thrived apace until the outbreak of hostilities between the Northwest and the Hud son Bay Companies in 181, when a number of the colonists were escorted to Canada by the Northwest Com pany, and the rest dispersed around the southern shores of Lake Winni peg. They were tulzi gathered to gether by Lord Selkirk, who demand ed troops for the protection of his col ony from the Governor of Lower Cau rda, but the demand was refused. They were more or less troubled until the amalgamation of the two compa nies, sine! which time they have maintained aa existence isolated from the world, and with Uttiu yr no emi gration. THE COLONISTS Wn ERE THEY LIVE. The present population of the coun try consists mainly of hair-breeds and Indians, Scotch, French, Engli.-h, and a few Canadians and Americans. The greater part of the French reside along the banks of the Red River, extend ing trom Pembina and the American boundary line, sixty miles to Fort Garry,afld on the Assiniboine as far as Portage la Prairie, sixty-five miles west ot Fort Garry, the latter river emptying into the Red at the fort. The Scotch settlements are also on the Red River, extending uurth from Winnipeg town (about a quarter ot a mile trom Fort Garry, a usance oi six or seven miles, the English settlers j facing the French, on the north bank ot the Assiniboine, but only extend ing about hall-way irora Fort Garry to Portage La Prairie. From Fort Garry to Lake Winnipeg the distance is sixty miles, and along the river, after passing Lower Fort Garry, or i the sione lort, Indian settlements i straggle up to the lake to Norway tiouse. ine portion ot territorv in ac-Ual revolt may, therefore, be reure- ntt.a a tangle siai.v mi es -quare, the northern and easterly side-renre- seuting the Assiniboine and Red Riv ers. The farms aud lurnj houses line both banks ol the Red and Assiui boiue rivers, as the grants of land only extend about a league on the prairie. The French half-breeds are the most numei ous; the Scotch next. The In dian settlements are on a reserve ced ed them, aud the inhabitants have abandoned a nomadic life and taken to civilized habits, many of them pos sessing good farms and bouses. THE SEAT OF WAR. The seat of war is at Fort Garry, or the corner of the rectangle. When Col. Dennis seized and tried to hold the stone fort with two hundred Swampy Indians, runners carried ihe newsguuth and west, and the streams of nsW coming down the rivers met at the fort, which may be called the military key to the situation. On the 7th, the day Dennis surrendered to tiie insurgents, aud on which the Scotch came up the river to ioiu the insurgents, Fort Garry was garrisoned by 600 men. THE PAST GOVERJTMBNT of the settlements has consisted Council, appointed by the Hudson Company from among the sett but it was mild and gentle in it' of a and not very powerful. A number ; settlers, who desired a stronger G iv era ment, one which could Inflict se vere and summary punishment upon evil-doers without wailing lor the u diotis action of the courts of Canada, petitioned to be-made a crown sncof aud also for 'annex! ion to Canada Iu thewe petition-, lioa ever, they haO no intention or desire that tho Gov ernment of the country should par, out of their own hards. In response to thse petitions, and as a good -peculalioi, the Dominion Government entered into negotia nous with the Hudsm Bay Com,:in for the purchase of the whole North west Territory. The price was agreed upon, and M accordance with th contract, the territory was to have be come the property of ;ho Dominion December L Of the wine., vast terri tory only the small proviii..i-s of Red River and Rainy were inhabited. The rest was a "howling wilderness" or barren waste, uninhabited save by Indians and trappers. THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT. Gov. McDougall was appointed by the Canadian Government to govern the Northwest Territory in general and Red River in fiarticular as a ter ritory of the Dominion. . His authori ty was limited by tew restrictions aud, among other extraordinary pow ers, he was authorized to select hi own council to assist in the Goven, ment. He chose Ids council from hi political friends and associate.- men who had never been farther west than Toronto or Hamilton, and who were as ignorant of the settlements, the people, and their modes of liieasthey were of the roots of Zulu verbs. THE til'ESTION AT ISSUE. The news that a Governor had been appointed was received by the set tlements with pleasure, as they expec ted, when the Cioverno'should arrive, they would u ertBsd to nominate tlit Council, as had ever been the custom. Next they heard that " the Governor had appointed his Council from among his friends and .nor relations," and that the whole party ol carpetbagger were on the way. This was not to be thought of. This was more than they asked for. They . therefore resolved that they wouid not be governed by a Council of Canadian carpetbaggers in any event, and that they should not be allowed to enter the Territory. There was no Ofpasitioa to Mr. ilc Dougall as the lawful Governor. They are, or rather weie at first, willing to receive him, but r.ot the council. Upon that point they were indexible, and McDougall's obstiuancy in refusing the overtures to receive him if he wouid dismiss his carpetbag retainers j and appointa council from among the j people, may cost Canada exactly the amount she is to pay lor the territory, unless she backs) out of her bargain I and repudiates tiie whole business, iu I eluding MjDougall. A L'EACEFt.'L INSURRECTION The insurgents, according to latest advices, are in lull posse-sion of an the torts and country. The recetil ea I pedition, planned and sent by Gover ! nor McDougall Iroea his hsuViBB isn m .Minnesota, has oeen captured l the in.-iurgci;t-, aud it is noc orobabl that he wiil be allowed to re peat the ex.e"i;iie'iit by the G v emor of Minne-ola or General Han cock. Should Canada undertake (. conquer the Rtd River people infc submiss.on, the ta-K would not b a eavy one. ibosw is uo way by whi h hi-might l.' d me, sawe by Bsodiiig an army into the country. The esslj route o,v whica aa ar nv can h marched into tnat' territory, withou passiujr over Amencaa soil, is by wa oi Hud.-ou Bay, which is closed ten months in thejear. The route iron. Vork Hou-e, at the mouth of the Nei son river, or trom Fort Sevens, at th mouth ot ihe Severn river, is a eano. or batteau route through a series o lakes and rivers, broken by thirty or forty portages, through a barren country of rocks, nj.oras.-es and jungles, whLha few hundred half breed sharp shooters could defeiM against an iirmv ot many thousand meti. The distaste? from Vork E&ueM to Fort Garry is TiO mike There Ls another and a shorter (t47 miles) route by Way ol the Great Lake from Fort William to For! Garry. But this is more than imprac ticabie, as it would require more than fifty portages, aud its morasses aud jungles affording too good shelter for guerillas and a gueriila warfare. Mc Dougall having been spewed out and a provisional gjvernmenc established, Canada is literally powerless to bring the insurgents to terms. She cannoi get to them lrom the Atlantic coast. She cannot get to them lrom the pa cific coast Out government vili probably not allow h-r troops to Oh inarched over our border. 'Ihe only way that remains for Iit is to send M expedition around Cape Horn to the Paeitic Ocean, which, passing through Behriug's Straits in the open Fatal sea, tmgbt ascend Mackenzie river to Great Slave Like; thence to Atha basi river to Fort Assiniboine; and lrom thence by the Sa-katchawan, to Winnipeg Lake. This route is not preferable to the first one mentioned, but still it has many advantages not possessed by the other. FRENCH FEVER. Ey T. C. DeLfon. (Lipplncott's Mag ) " Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris." So, at least, says very good Ameri can authority; and whether it be cor rect yr not, vast numbers of very bad Americana, gc there beforehand. Even in these days of no wiled hard times, when business is dull aud when . every one is crying poor, the steamers each week un more crowded than j ever before; French fever rages as it has never done iu ail the past years of i "good Americans." Perhaps these pilgrims go to get a glimpse of their Insure state, as it was once permitted to Moses to ascend the j mount to view the Promised Land. Gn a.-v bright aiVmoon of this I ! mellow late sutnmer, the queens oi i j the demi-monde hold high carnival at I Paris. Suleidid equipages -not in j trequently with hjaimini panels and drawu by horses ol laoulous value roll noiseles-iy over the smooth asphaite of the boulevards; the liveries of the lacquey.-, trappings o! the harness, the appointment ot thp whole csiaoiisiimeac, cotuoine got gcOUsUesS w ith tasle; auu did Jladauie, who loumri on the lux-I j urious cashions, have an air of j ne I jais quoi hardly beiongiug to unexcep- j ! tiunaoic ton, none iii g.il tell but that it pertained to the lughewt ot tne dames who grace the green nouiiny oi the New Empire. Coder the arching trees of the B-iis i de Boulogne a pair of spankiag trot lers are "tooled" rouud the drive with a skill that belongs rather to the i hard palm of the professional jock ! than to the delicately veined oue j under the tan colored gauntlet And while the saucy ia.ee of ihe famous (,or ; infamous) Cora who controls them is lavtshiy generous of smiles, the lre qucnt ui.d honors the passing inti mate, and the ringing laugh a ti ine overbold perhaps p. al- merrily oui. Loungers in front of cales stare a moment after the well appointed coach, grin at each other and wonder, with a shrug, how long M. le Baron's purse and piuieuce will hold out at mat rate. Madame tt Baronne, whirling by in her coupe, looks iu the other direc tion, and clenches hard her soft hand in its perfect glove. Ste doesn't shrug her shoulders, and her wonder is well, somewhat different. But the occupants of that hired fly yonder watt h the coach with undis guised admiration. They are the Hon. Peter Oleum, who " hails from theonlimiteii side of the Atlantic Ocean" w here he is eminent in oil and high upan directories of accident al insurance his blooming daughter, Crinolina, and his very" full blown spouse The Hon. Peter Oleums are doing Europe. They have come over to see it as it can ouly be seen by a red hoi American, by an eiee'ric light. So the Hon. Peter winks at the "old woman," takes an accurate inventory of every buckle, panel and spring, aad mentally vows she shall have the fellow to it wheu they go back in the faU. Then the "old woman" read ing the Hon, Peter as though he were a patent three beet poster chuck li -much thernat, wonders if the ladv can be Eage iiy, and if she cooid juite venture those averies in Fmh wen lie. After a little the hired fly jogs Into the Bois,and Crinolinaspys Cora bow-,in- aiong tho alley of the Lrdte. V m it is her turn to make her liuie i entory, and she suggest-", with a h. that such an estabk-hmeut would m.ike her oerfectly happy. Once .u re the lion, papa win its at the tion. mamma, and remarks how lor urn travel oI-h-s improve a girl; to which the Hon. mamma readily as s. n en, and cannot see w hy a young i ly of fashion may not do in Central Park what a young lady ot rank dix it ine Bois de Boulogne. An hour later, the stately coach and natty wagon have rattled to hotels gorgeous with bizarre splendor, and deposited their fair, frail ix-cunauts. Submitted to the mystic mauipula 'iona of their Jeinw.i de chmiJr these shortly reappear completely metamorphosed at their boxes at the opera. Dressed in perfection in French ca-te color and cut combining per tectly with complexion and form, a trifle too dectMelee, perhaps, but with rounded arms and perfectly moulded ou-ts that, as yet, ted nothing of wearing dissipation; with jewels enough to set up a modern down own tradesman the queens of the le'iu-inoiule are truly the most artisti ally and enticingly whited of sepul chres. Dropping in a measure the leriant port of road and promenade, they here replace it by an assured and easy confidence, taking the gaze of leveled lorguettes as their royal pre rogative to Ow the cynosure of all eyes. And all eyes pay the tribute de voutly. Men about town and foreign ers with plethoric pockets analyZ" each seperate beauty as though sh were a Circassian, and they pachas i many tails; pure minded reformers look, cast up their eyes, and look again. society turns up its nose and its opera glass; makes a note of each new yoiut in dress and jewels since last uigiit; i hen turns to the opera again. More than one wife changes the bitter, vengeful look at the glittering sin in the love, for a sad. yearning one toward the too sleadilv leveled toranon in the stalls below; while the would be biases stare .so intently at the opera that all world sees their very ear and back hair are gazing at the aii observed. American mamma gives a fluttering stare at the iorette, a regretful sigh, and a stout nudge to her particular Jones who has now exchanged his litiul naps and wild starts at the cho rus for a solid sleep while she calls LV-linda's attention to the great beauty of that srena. But Belinda nas had one peep; and presently, A lien thecrMi is through, she glances it papa and mamma, finds them look ing intently ar something, and screws jp her courage aud h-r opera glas- to M)k in the sssBBjPkttceKtiesb And B linda looks to some purjHise. Soe noies every fl.rt ol Ilk Cosily tan, every foid of tiie tasteiul rihtSHI, sAJMTJI ,oiijt in cut and color. Bat specially Lies she nole the Wonderful cviliui. it the Queen of the Queens. Ciiignoii! pyr.uud! coil! Insert ! cieiice and hair arusiic Uo.ucuci.i ure HBtJ U-lore i hat miraculous crea ion tiiatCora erecs upon BeT daswiC r.-ud to sei the wond's fashion ! Mar elous as Ls lier make-up in other par l a-uiars, the hca I Ls, in more sense uian one, its crowning point. Xo hu naii face cou.d stand the liberties she akes with size and shape of hesssV garniture. Oue must bel eve thai oaiicious ill i oiten prompts her in vention ofauase n igiitlul novelly, ex hibited at the opera only to flash Kniiu pl? to pole, froui China to Japan." Presently the opera is done, the ooxes are cleared, aud the house stands dark and still. Giddy Paris ua- s'-ai tend to its thou-aud brilliant nai'-tts, and Cora's carriage lias dashed ner to where the delirious revels ol ihe pelU souper will chase the hot: , till the dawn reels iur.o da;, iight. Ameri.-an mamma has mounted to her apartment au einquieme, w here h- r lord already rounds off the broken sleep of the opera, and, in evidence ol ciear disgust and healnry conscience, sounds the peaceful snore. Bat the tender Belinda, gracefully draped in flowing white, stands besom her mirror, and strives to irume her pure little lace iu tho wmdrous fash ion ot "that horrid woman." Vain -trife! She fails utterly, atid biows out her candle only to dream that she nas stunned a suiree at DelmouicoS oy a successm! essay. And she wakes at dawn unreireshed, but still uuconquered oaiy to write eight crosseil pages, ieenly illustrated v nil a peii-drawiug of that woudertul head, to the Clarissa. of her inmost heart, presently dwelling at Xinety-Firsi s n of, City. jBhw tsetses ! At last the mellow November days roil rouud, and Tne World once more rides iu Central Park. The Hon. Fe ler Oleum still more eminent in oil and higner on accidental insurance has returned. Faithfui to his phdge, he sits beside his "old woman" in a coach the exact ppsraieruttt ' of that WliiCh she envied on the bouievuxde. Harness, panels, blazonry, all are ex act; aud nt Worid looks upon the triumph with a little admirtilion and very much envy. But now it ceases to envy it is stunind when the blooming Crinolina dashes round a curve at a three-minute gait, holding the ribbons over a pair of Morgans j with nearly the grace of Cora herself. The pose of the rounded figure is de tightral, the s'! eep of the arm perfect, i as she touches up her near hor-e her j smile is radiant, aud she uods to n. happy males she knows with the pret tiest of little liiMghs. So penect is the imitation from the flowing plume to : the taa-color.-d gauntlet we might ! swear it was the Queen herself, trans planted fewa tiie Bots. And there have been other opera nights too, aud other experiments moi'erU. i i ssfut. hclinda hs returned, as well, With the til leaves, and she has brought. .vMhlier the fall fashions! The Clarissa ul .vjr inmost heart flies ; to her ffljbr ivu a ri-i ifceii lo her trunks. Fashions are discussed and Paulina's marriage; then more fashious A lele'a engagement; and more lashious still. i'h. u-z .. ' ! t- tossed isule for the iiph, oi X-itre , K., ......... . , Dame hasjj.st a giaa'-', the i t ihitig in " na s - " isdweit upon sill h rapture; q'ljr. - of tissue- paper arc . lid upon new wrapping-, uiuttjtd pinched and c.ipp-d-aud iof Ukey ae prices IX ond prne. At length tiie Clarissa of her inmost hcai t te.irs heiscii away, having first made ss a-sinai mil tor the Belinda oi her moii tutiinate aif-ctioa to come to Ninety first street, Ci y, m-'ii and there to di-eiose to the Palte Jean nette and Fauuie of bom tueir Dheel sacred bosom- a few of the weighty secrets alreaoy di-cussed. Belinda goes She charms the charm ing circle; .-he tells them much that makes tl'eiu unspeakably ha-py, but not as luuch as she has dLsctosed to the Clarissa of her inmost heart. But even from her one sacred mystery re mains veiled. The sea-on opens. Camphor is shaken ouc of curtains, floors are u axed, o rds are scattered and Society looks to the soles of its dancing-boots, i'heu the magic circles of the "Ger man " trace their sacred rouuo, and Belinda defies the proverbial contra riety of dreams; she does stun a soiree at Delmonico's w ith tuU head.' How she is the cynosure of glances, envious, admiring, imitative, inde scn baole ! How the do wagers declare i the child is spoiled! how the friends i of her sacred bosom declare she can't venture such liberties with her lace, ! poor thing! The costume is the counterpart of j me one sne nas ureamefi oi- iver, nbbou exact, every color identi ail. Bieu aadeeuo one thinks of her nanu-; oonee a rxnr not a word is whispered of the slimmest of ankles; bien decollette only a stray glance rests upon the perfeet bust. Gloves, ankles and necks society knows; but the Best Boots iu the room cluster round and strive tor an extra turn of the " German " with that Wonderful tlead! Xot a hair is out of place, not a curl is disarranged, not a coil that even a trisasl's snucasja eeuitl light upon! It is Coia's h ad, in all its z-ure rnuKBVejr. A'i, uet Boots! you would not dunce the Herman " with Cra at Detmoaico's, yet you burn for an extra turn wiih Belinda's a. ad. which is only a bad copy of that ot tlie Q'l"in ol Ibe tftnirnoiide ! It is ridii'UioUH to cavil at fashion to obj ct toan. thing bs ause i( is new i or happens to Ik-tie- rage of the mo ment. Hut .American women are confess- d: y as pteity, a- bright and us pure ! as any the Kicietiesof the worid know. When foreigners mee good specum-n-abroad, they invariably award them the palm ; seen at home they combine the apiouih of the English woman with the iiamele-s graise and vivsvity of the French. As a rule, they err neither on the s-de of the use frippery of the Continental, nor of the over sUrehed propriety of a certain class of British female. And the reason is simple enough. Their minds, their cliaracttMN and very often their man ners even are natural, r heir devel opment is the result of nauiral causesi, a if. i lew unwholesome restrictions. Way then, wheu they go abroad why, in the name of all the gods! do they become such servile imitators of what is so iar beneath them? i'erhaps when they travel and of iate i hfs bevome as ne-essary to the American as to the Bedouin to fold his tent they must imitate. But then why they do not choose the purer models ol a not too pure society that they only iiee from the outnide, must puzzle one who thinks a moment on the -uliject. The sjnhoie aim and struggle of the French woman's life is good taste She is rareiy a prude; seldom a 6' esprit; she may be neither over bril liant nor toostraigbtjai-ed; but she is at equal menial hide nei m ral as her ncies, and she makes war to the knife ou the Umi-moi)d. In dress, in carriage, in style, she strives to be its very autipodes. Why is it, then, that the proper American womeu will transfer into her circle those very objectionable featuren that even the lax French wo man wouid unhenitatingly reject'.' that, w hiie the latter walks demurely through the streets oi fans in the gravest ot dresses, and drives in the plainest of wrappings, the former j shows on the Avenue and in the Park, in a costume that would iuevi- ! . tably excite c lent, il not insult. in the besi-goveru-d city of Europe? Doubtle-s French society revels in ; the wildest excesses ot fashion, man ners and morals perhaps the French woman goes to frigtiuul lengths of ex- j travagance, ot eccentricity, of gallant- ' ry. But she does all that in an at- 1 mosphere so periec;iy hedged bv tornis, so free from t suspicion of un derworld grossness, that she can nev- , er lie taken tor what she is not. But certain it is, tiie American wo- ! ! men imitate to such a degree that more than half their most petted fash- ' ions are copies perhaps exaggera- ; tions of the moot glaring vagaries of ! ihe demi-momle. ihey iransplan' to their own tlrc-idc-, and rnrurish for ! thuseol their un-u-pecting daugh ters, many a xiniot that couid spring I ' from no soil le rank than that ot the Neiher Fans som-limes tiiat eveu i out Iorette the lor- ::es, tor we have i yet to ;eam that tne laie ii not la- i I iaenteu t liter ever male its ap- i pcarauCe ill the Q 1 iTtler llfid.t. it ;s a que-tion of seri.ais iintMrt to i Atiieilc.iu mora;-, llu-; an-i, iu the i-t and early increasing flow oi . travel to Europe, -n.-Uid demand at : least divideil attention with the choice .1 the best hotel. We cau imitate much that i- loretgn w .th marked ad vantage. Scarcely the most stiff ncked patriot will deny that the Auier,i-an kitchen voud uotsuShi for ihe introduction ot trench cookery; ; we can scarcely avr that French : wines, a- a steady tipple, are much niorc harimul than the "wine of the country," iu which youngs America is at least partial ; we Mould not kick very much sgaitist the French ballet, bad as the imitation may be; French ' periodicals, too, are not very much beyond a certain class of our own in ' morals, while their manners are in disputably better; English books and j English clothes are certaiuly both ad miraolc.'rf. d if young Gau Chaster re turns home so drossid tht :ii friends oelieve huu au Englishman even i though Brumniagen it is only an in- 1 uocent weakness. But it our women must imitate when they go abroad, in Heaven's name let these, imitate the best, w here the best is bad. Let then discard the false idea that any pure stream can ever tjow lrom that impure fouutain-head whence they fl-h their newest fashions. Xot that our women are the sole conyists; our men uo their share. They Irani, while iu Paris, to give very questionable littie suppers to un questionable young ladies of the bal iet; to dress as unlike Americans as possible; to dance can-can, aud to drink absinthe like water, aud play rogue-et-nuii if, indeed, they did not know tho two last when the1-' went over. They learn, immediately on theur return, to s.gh for Cremorne, pine for Mabille, and dottt od " the Derby;" to deplore the barbarity ot new countries, and swear they cannot live in this slow American town. But these are small matters in the main. Our young men come back, in most instances, to make up, by hard work, for the very hard olay they j have had. Aud most of them have ;orgotten by spring the nousense they ft ton 1 1 wheu lauding iu the autumn. As tor the lew who come back hope lessly ruined, they do not count for much, for they are made of such "per llOUS SlUtf" tl'ey VoU idown hill I even in Mr. I rfTrY Tsslhihn Bus we have a teiAiier pride in our women, while they remain such a pride in their womanhood, in their purity; and it is wry bitter to see them imitate even though they dq so iu all iunoctnee what even aim less tashiou and in-nne rivalry of dis play can never make them. Though one may touch pitch and not be dedietl, bal-am ot fir is veryapt to stick to the fingers. So, next time you go to Paris, dear Bdimia, look i at Cora without a lorguette, and "No uioru oa ta.ii ned, an' taoa lov'itt me!' CHINA. ii tba Household School Caiuaxen and Suntay The fact of thus mlm iftinrr tho n: oe4t. jnt tne vwr.. Wllt.r lr ,mr jy. meatus economy, lurestaU ail need oi iu ss.onaries lo Cbiu t. They go home with u reahzmg seu-e of tne true pisi tiou of womeu. They have learued ny experience to re-pect fnem, and to distrust the w isdom of their own so- j ciai regulations. r iuneeu years ago Mr. H , who owned a huge fastens near St. Jo-eph's Mis-ion, employed a Chi nam in as coo., lim sun who declared, he was a Miiiilarm in his own eusmrry, positively refused ever to place a chair at the tab'.e lor Mrs. H. Ho would place them for Mr. li., or any menioer of the male Bex, but couid uot stoop so low as to do this lor the infenor sex. Observ ing Mrs. H one day as she was post ing her husband's b -"as, fci gave her a piece of his miu:!. "No good, no d, she leadee -htee plittee soon kit.' all zee men." f"lf women read, write, pretty soon they will mas ter the men." How ditTere .tly now when they go eagerly to Sunday schools to be taught by women, and they are not ungrate ful. A most admirable Methodist lady has instituted one of those scsoois in J-anta Cruz. It is kept in the Con gregational Church, as the Methodist r was not q:1it. tip to the thing. It is in this school that little Jin goes, and he is extremely proud of his learning, especially of the songs he "Thim i i - t y -ui, Fol, fol, awav. On being asked by a visitor where the land was, a scholar responded promptly "China " As none of the teachers understand Chinese, there must be much tim pUs, however, art a knowlelsre of Have ao sound corre- li, w always atmr only get at their version of our ortho dox cred! It might be eftlfv bag. You are aware that it is a rare thing to IbSjs CMjsmian who cannot boih read and write his own lan guage. This gives them a certain power and independence. If fhev were Uken to the .ou'h thev com d I not be treated as the more docile race BYRON. rhs Horrible Lady Byr a Story to be Ccs tinued. The Stewe Vied eates n rseif Wlit She is te Prjve. The publishers of joiniler to her 'iii. light through the booi that it will be publish the "th of January. 1 the book very secret, I of it to be given out, bite which is voucbsa! dents this evening. I rs. Stowe's re now see day . ind announce d on Saturday, "cy have kept nd aiiow none except ihe ttea 1 to eorrespon i willbe set-Ti by tsiuciion io the lends to make ilVLtjc,, r that and thai i: was '..na. Byron a her y him ter of the is to mat brief iu of ' The True Story ol Life ' has been one of sion and of much invi not thought it ncces? my spirit and conius right by even an arte the" many abusive an here and in England that discJo-ure. Frien taken the task tor me, j time to time tiie sut thing really worthy of a e. i have to disturb y sen-t of at riTnlin-' ww . - S t thai both f followed sve under ig me from ce of afiy Uou wb en came to view in tne tumult " It appeared to me ess. this Hirst excitemeritsbould ure spend itself before thert a possibility of -peaking t pose. Xow, when aii wiu nave spoken who can speak to be. hoed, have said t they can say, there seem- a in listening calmly .: ble, to what I have to say ii " And, first, why have I disclosure at all? To this ansuer brief; considered it my duty to mat 44 I made it in defense of becauae I beloved. revered friend, whose memory stod torth in :he -. ,,: t:i- -. , ..zed worid charged with most repul-ive crimes, of which I certainly knew her inno cent. " I claim and shall prove, that Lady Byron's reputation ha- been the vic tim of a conceited attack, bgun by her husband during her lifetime, and coming to its clifuax over h- r grave. I claim, and shall prove, thai ii was not I i ho stirred up this coutntvefsy 10. this year I !!). i -hail -how wi.o did do it, and who is responsible ior liringing on ine that hard duty of making those discio-ureSf which it appears to me ought to h.ic ut-.: made by other-. I claim that these Cicts were given to me unguarded by any pr.-n, -. .seal ot -evrc-y, fmbsn or isnptied ; that they Weie edged wiih i ue as one .-inter rests her siesK u ii n ao ii-r sympathy, for tinBTL- i. Never del I .-upsjRVe the day uid come that i should be obliged tj u cruel an anguish as this u ol them ht been to me. Xeverdal 1 -upt.o-e lhat when those kind hands, had shel nothing but be---, lying in the he! piesfliiess of death, when that gentle hearr, -..rely inni and to th? So full ot loVe, was 1vfJ nig cold in Ihe totnb, - cvujtrj man ff: England could be found lo casi (tie foulest slanders on her grave, and BMM oue in all England to raise aa effective voice in her delense. "I admit the feebleness of riy plea, in point of execution. It, wa- written in a state of exhausted health, w hen uo labor ot the kind was s.m ior n - - -when my hand had not etreugth to hoid'the pen, and I was MoseS to dic tate to auother. "I have been told that I have no reason to congratulate BBJrsstl on it as a literary eflLrt. O, my brothel's aud sisters! is cfiere itieu notniug in the world to think of Out literary erf-.n?'.' I ak any man with a hart in his bosoni, if he had been obliged to tell a story so cruel, becau-e his mother's grave gave no rest irom skinut-r I ask any woman who had btcn teased to -ueh a disclosure to free a dead sls ter's name from grossest n.-uits, whether she wouid nave ihount of making this w ork of bitterues.- a lite rary success? "Are the cries of theoppres-ed, ti: gasps of the dying, the last prayers of mothers are at y words, w rung like drops of blood from the numau heart, to be judged as literary eiiort.-? "My fellow-country men of Aaaeri-i ca, men of the ;;.;. I have duue youi one act of justice of all your uittir articles, I have read not ot.c. I -h i., never be troubled ia the future tune by the remembrance o: aiy uui ud word you have said of me,jor at tms moment I recollect not one. i nad sach faith in you, such pride in my countrymen, as men with wnom, above ail others, the cause of mom iu eras safe and sacred, thai i was at nrsi neit an ot the i ii iulous at wn.tt I l the Amen an heard press ; aji t , from the imp hut from gri nection couv iu many case: derstaudiug s guided houoi feel courage. therefore, to a-n. tr iu you a fair hearing. Now, as I have done you this justice, will you ai-o du tne the justice tt) hear me seriou-iy and candidly? ' What interest have you or I, my brother and my sister, in this short life of ours, to utter anything out the truth? Is not truta Letweeu man aud man and between man aud woman the foundation on which all things rest? Have you not. every individual of you who must hereafter give au ac count yourself alone to God, an i ite est to know the exact truih .u its matter, and a duty to perform t-ee"' n that truth? Hear in tr while I tell you the posnqs - . i stood, aud what was my cout- reiatiou to it. . "A shaim memory hai f July, ieti! tan pu die very fact that it ill! duction of Lc Xo etfleient pru article, aud the i publishing house i hi the world, reou propas rend in ice, u dail in i:: Of to-d ing Ln her -I ud made up into and thas to gem 'ho had no means e yron but by tbese ti ers, were b i.:' ., e friends who kn were a smsil selec whom death is eve fhev were 6-ur in n f per-o in En r"tiu compared with the great worl were silent. I saw these foul si V-v'l iag into hijiury am dieted by friends who knew h sonaily, who, Arm in their own I edge of her virtues anil iimi view as "re, aau no idea of the width world they were living in. exigeicy oi tne crisis. Wh passed on and no voice w -spoke. I gave at first a sim for i knew instinctively that put the first steel point ot ti this dark cloud of slander w kit the storm to spend itself. I uiu say the storm exceeded tions, and has raged lo: But now that there is a I secoud, to add to my t facts and incidents as I preper at rt t stete.'