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THE MEMPHIS SUNDAY -A-PPEAL -A.TJG-TJST . 8, 1873.
M1IMMS APPEAL SUMUY HOXNING, Mii S, 1873. wiKFinntiTY" A.tis. tbsorv of religwus beiiei lite ttui immmJH nUnt. it recoils even when apjtreaataed by Mendly bauds. 8t" power of truth goes nome to me church and the educated clrsses ate pla- heart, and men whohave families wom cidiy reposing. -Ve have spoken here thav lore, and upon whom the truths or . , holy writ are to faH sWeings when llmv have been gathered to their fathers. ding to that tiuth as the only hope and surest forUme for their children. Hence or article on "Infidelity," published last week, commended itself to every man bound to society by the goM noes w "j --sob-uuu. of a lofty, and, ss they wjU assuredly find, a vain ambition, to apply triumph- antlv the test of measuring an infinite f. iyf L ' j ,atnt to ,rw """" ,r"rf f Mth and the homes and liberties of the peo awav the rules of action and of faith, .... . , J . . . ,1 pie, the wise man w'l pause ere he UHUUl n llUW UClllu uiuuuuv j .-w " has movod for eighteen centt"ie3, each yaar approaching nearer the type of a perfect manhood and the formation of a nobler and freer foim or government; but men of riper experience and of re sponsibilities reach'ug beyond them selvesto those who are to inherit their 2:rZZTo dTmolie , A 4wti,of Jw r, ; r m which u.jufii.mnii,id, utt atvt?jnv. u;u uuv yet tbe church prospered and the faith was kept pure. The vanity of lite raiy madners stalks before the student of history from the patriarchal age to tne age of telegraphs. In profane history it attacks the State, running into the va garies of aggrarianism, the crime of regi cide, the vi"ainies of saris a4oltim, the anarchy of the cummune or the houxirs of mob law, with Judge Lynch ta the fare. In sacred bistorv it attacks the ohurch, and having, rs it fancies, de- molished that. it boldly turns and attacks God. This it cal's "phil osophy," and to catch the unthink ing, supplements th's humbugging term with the word "progrrss." In our day litorarirmsiln'cg. nflrticiilarlv touch'ntr sacred things, hrs attained the propor tions of an epidemic. "Without in the remotest degree dcs'nng to plunge into the Serboiian bog of the'stic controveisv. we ceUed our readers' attention to the dangew sur rounding the church of the liing God, that the army of sopb'sts thunder- ing'at its doors might be met and con - quered bv the men who bear the ban ner of the cross. "We repeat the call to-day, in fii'l confidence in the final triumph of tiuth over error, if the war&re be made boldly. We fear, however, that the church lies been asleen. and wakes up to find the wheat " - :n. j .,,,o ,afci1r,r,iincthP iinnmfit.1 '"j a o i- awecrof). -Ate enurenmen wameiess m lous prototypes and antelypc3, minion I vorite passages, showing genuine ap tbis? "We think not. The eay elegance and agate, roaring, fizz'ng, snarl- preciation of the great poet. Eelapsing of professional Sunday Christianity is ' ., ,. . . : J,. . . TT not the religion taught by Christ. He mingieawun tne poor anuworneaior tne reformation of the eveiy-day life of the people. He went about doing good. Then, we ask, does not the church need turned the rong way, forces its short fieed by heart. Twould.' he'cSn a moral anodyne within herself? Is she ta't foiward at an angle of twenty-five tinued, 'give a great deal to know who not rent with dfssensions, fu" of the degrees with its spinal chord. Tico wrote it, but I have never been able to spirit of exelosivenrs, rank -nith the odor of the Pherisee?Is there a brotherly, christian feeling existing between the several religious denominations? Orj have we not in each church the only right royal road to heaven? How much of the spirit of charity, as defined by Paul, sheds its divine fragrance through tbe different churches in Memphis? Is there any ehurch among rs that atro- gatea to itself the exclusive "diviue right" of sending sop's to heaven orof eoBaemniBg tnem to lie"? And, ex- D w . - over the continents beyond Uie sea, might we Hot ssk the same quesiwa wmi anticipate the answer? Do we not find the christian world spat up into jatnng seen, hot m their zeal for their own, cold in their admiration of other "church es." Bat who world say that there was not a living and abidin; faith within these church organizations, despite the bitterness of their petty wrangling, their church formulas, their absurd assumption of guarding within the sacred ark of their church covenant the only true shechinah whereby man can be saved? "I never knew," saya Milton, that time in England when men of truest religion were not count ed seotaiies.-" There have been divis ions ami dissensions in the church from the time Paul exhoited the Corinthians "that ye a'l apeak tbe same things, and that there be no division among you." But from the days of Paul unt'l now the virtue of christian faith and christian practice is attested by the history of the civilized world. By its power and throuch its influence the Bnlendoia of our present civilization have been eliini- nated from the sophism and semi-bar- barism of the ancient creeds and ph'los- ophies, until our age stands up as s monumeet to the truth of the sye tem founded by Almighty God. Have not civil and religious liberty fol lowed in the path of the itinerant preacher? and where does the State stand firmer in the affections of the people, or the family retain aU ils tender and holy influen ces and obligations, so crseatial to the stability of the State, than in that land zwhere the lessons of holv writ have been preached and practiced, albeit I there were schisms in the church, and 1 dissensions among its people? Mueag we conuemn tne wrangling and jnuitj. plicity of creeds, Jt ww'd br to at tribute to these the caeof Uiewlde. spread infidelity, v . n our republic fle cJlHrellfbit u a .mu-v must Aloke oir the garb of . .arte ease, and return to the work day life of the primitive christians, if she would save the people from themoral euthanasia of the cosmic ph"osophy. But the republic of letters and the influential classes must oome to her assistance, in stead of regarding her effort w ith a cyn ical sneer. The press of the sounlry, especially, should espouse the cause of the cliuroh, instead of g1!ding down the smooth and profitable stream of gener al disbelief. If the literal mind of the United States is at sea, without compose or rudder, it can find lwth in the church of the bible. If it wUl !wi)ise the church and the bible ita doom is sealed, for outside these there is moral and, we may add, civic death. The philosophy which makes us wisely wretched is the wisdom of tho fool. That learned scientist, Pro fessor Fiske, of Harvard, tells us in one of his reeent lectures that "from a pure ly scientific point of view the hypothesis of the christian God appears not only unphllosophical, but also irreligious." And then this great philosopher, ignor ing the God of Jew and Christian, sub stitutes a "Power," and asks: "Shall we call it gravitation, or heat, or light, or life, or thought, or, summing up all in one comprehensive epithet, call it Force?" And those dreary platitudes, which were old in the days of Plato, which are covered with the film of doubt and despair, are what the new school of cosmic philosophy offers us for the sweet consolations of inspired scrip ture! There are fashions In litera ture as well as in lace, and when I ..!, on Pmfossora Tvndall. Fiske. auvu tutu w - ' i Darwin, Huxley, Kenan, Herbert Spen cer, ami others dep iu the. arcana of cosmic lore, stand up for infidelity and skepticism, tlio church will be fouunate if ihe rank and Tile of the whole scloi's- tic school do not echo the tenets of the fi,tonable nhilosonhv. The taint of $ 5 , f ... . i,iiv snfPr,f. ing the whole body politic, wh"e the buhvark of rigbtl trial by jury, if the I, . . . inf5,inli,,, m-ovnii. it was a imen dan Tbe whole beautiful fabric of civil and religious lib- eity will be swept away, if these perni cious doctrines take the place of the souud ailu faitu inculcated by the church of God The dealtaction tbe a t jf flood ' , , . ... .. .. , J , . churchcarnes with it the peace of society opens the moral sluice-gates which give it admission. The germs of anarchy, of mob-law,-Df aggrarianism, are latent in tbe new philosophy. Iet the men of property make a note! Let the church awake; let her meet and conquer the enemy, and prove that she teaches tudth; and let the people turn to the teachings of holy writ, and cling to the church as the shipwrecked manner p'ant l"When night and the tempest are closing round him." Under the banner of a sublime faith the republic will be safe. The influ- ences that guided it from the infancy of a colony to the glory of an empire w"l continue to shield and save it until 'The wreck of worlds." matter and the cirsh of THE GKAPHIC AND THE DOGS. The Daily Graphic, which eveiybody reaas because oi ir? aamirame la-iie iu letters, is not wanting excellence in the fine arts. The number of the thirtieth illustrates all of Caleb Cushing's troubles with the howling dog of his next-door neighbor. The histoiy of the affair be- tween tne great, rto'sy lawyer ana more noisy denizen of the kennel js pictured I. .... . . . in all its phrses. Cjdeb is fit3t seen asleep. A jolly tatseled "nightcap" en cr scs the great head of the great special pleader, and materials for another appear in a decanter hard by, while the lawyer sleepsth off the first dose. Then the dog howls, and Caleb straightens him self up in bed, and is supposed 1 to swear vigorously, and then he goes to the window and one of the villainous, ugly night-caps is protruded into the back yard and Caleb gesticulates ve hemently out into the darkness as when at the bar of the supreme court, but now he addresses himself tothehowling cur over-the-wa v. Then we have a picture I - . i.i i.i r i.si. ii ttrnntn n.n.i,i ' nnar t,, '"" - """""fjj!""'!"si"'" - - ing, sUndiug on end and Sit. , , , . .. f ting down, and crack'ug the ears of Memphis Christendom throughall these bot weaiy, sweltering summer nights. Caleb's dog is chained. Its ha'r, aH bleeping policemen, aroused by the pgttneisbip in -the howling busine;s en tered into between the lawyer and the infernal dog, appear in front of the ken nel, and then we see the dog wilt. His His feathers drop and the stumpy taU 3. He chucks down h!s head when he recognises brass buttons and five- shooters and "pizen." The dog 's hal tered and dragged by one and kicked alone bv the other hvatchman, and then poor Cashing take3 another "night-cap," and crawls ul uay-uawu oeiweeu me sueeis. Jtie is representative man. His woes are the Lroes of his race. The howlintr. velnintr Cur is the creat livinir intolerable curse i Lr iTfiil man onI ontama o mnf addicted to the production of the grow ing, progressive calamity. Head the Graphic, and kPl the dogs. THE PEKSECC TED sVKKfCHES. The decision of the supreme couttof this State, published in another place, gives a oreatning-speJl to many griev ously burdened and distressed tax-payers. We fear, too, that our excellent frionil rvdnno! AmUrjnn k .i i lector of back taxes, is very effectually knocked oil b-s pins, and that his office is practically vacated. Such is the al leged eff-ct of th's dec'sion. To what extent this decree of the coutt IS to be deplored remains to be seen. very many owe taxes who would pay if they could. They would sell property at any price. We have seen lo,, once 601(1 at sixt-5r thousand dollars, ""Bleu "L lHeuiy momsana, ana a 'i tna inti,.n...j .ii I .clJr Muu.auua-i mai tne owner mifibt comply with the rav enou3 efe?'ious of multiplied govern- mBml Pneu "Pn .t0P 01 oue another t'll tueiruuuu weigm is lnsuppoiiaoie. Tne whole co3t of sustaining all these good institutions, with all their non-produc ing adjuncts, has been estimated at seven per cent, annually of tho city's whole wealth. We do not propose, un til the decree of the court has been care- fully readt to define its results. Sti'l less would any mend, without careful investigation, any act one corn- inquiry and of the late legislature, and therefore the whole mat ter is turned over for the consideration of , - aTvyers and m only propose to fill with ecstatic felicity, this blessed Sunday morning, tne grateful bosoms of the accursed back-taxpayers of th's unfor tunate city. The State must pay all costs, if we are not mistaken, of all suits instituted against these old delinquents, and the process of compeJ'ing payment must be begun dc wc-o, and we are not sure that there is any officer authorized to institute proceedings. THE ORPHANS. There are forty-three oiphans, penni less, helpless, and without food, in tho midst of a civilized christian city. Thcze who would be practical christians, or fho3e who deny Christ, can hardly fa'l to aid Rev. Mr. Carmichael, 17C Her nando street, in caring for those helpess waifs at the Canficld asylum. If these oiphans were in China there might be thousands of dollars collected for their xelief and cbristianization, but they are at our veiy doors, and well may statyo. It was this peculiarity of char ily that dc-lights in exhausting i'self in behalf of the remot est possiblo objects, that waked tho echoes of Exeter ha", that rang through New England and devastated all these States and left rs these and myriads of orphans. Such charity is and has ever been an unmixed curse. Believe the helpless and suffering of our own city, and you will be nearer heaven than when bowed at the foot of the richest altar within the costliest tempi whose spire cleaves the clouds and points to the Throne of Charily. Pertinent to the joint movement by the New York Graphic and Professors Wise and McDonald to prove the feasi bility of a;rial navigation, we publish on tills page, to-day, many interesting incidents attending efforts at balloon ascension iu this country and inEu rope. For the Sunday Appeal. &OTOS-LAND. BY LIDE MimlWKTHEK. Here let us rest! iu ttio cool bbadows lying IlenenUithA whlsnerlni: nice. Whose low sweet voices o erhead are sighing. Whom wrenthinenrms entwine With murmured founds like loving, lingering K1SSCS On sleenini' evellds Dressed. While the soft south wind woes us with cn- reuses And whispers "let ns rest.' The fore st sleeps its late glad voice or singing A drcemlng echo seems, Ihe babbling mountain stream with rythmic ringing noc mmmlirlnp In snft ilrnams? sweet slumber spreads her wings, with softest wuispers Wnntnt. ns In Iiai- ltrpnftt. And Uature with closed eyelids chants her v speis And whispers "let us rest.' Tho heron dips hu beak whore- brightly Tlio irnv.u f rin' nl ..n and COOl. The water rowl with drooping crest Is dream lng TtrcMaftitolnrkllnz TOOl Where white pond linies mid their dark leaves lying , By crystal waves caressed, And tangled river-weeds are softly signing Their whisper "iei us regv Long yellow lines through forest aisles aro gleaming, Wmi RliBilnrR ilMn nnit ivlrin In mute embrace, like night and noonday I to slumber side by side; On his dark b.-east hergolden head reposes His shadow arm her glowing form encloses And murmurs "let us rest." The summer sun onwhltenlng fields Is glow ing The summer wind o'er bending vlnyards blowing Sdbgiicdscxow. sltipmp. The "Harvrst Home" o'er hill and valo goes ringing, And echoes "let us rest.' Yes let us rest ah I why should we remember Tiof Gnmmnrsitnn Trill f-.(yt And with the hoar froits of the greyNovem The crumbling leaves be wet? WhynotethestDrm-cioudbroodins.moan'ng, TTn fmm thedarkllner wf 3t? Why see the serpent through the blossom iraiiiug7 Ah ! leave us let us rest. What boots it, that in shine and shadow blending, WnH-n mlneled Bond with sin? Oar harvest ume is past, our summer ending, Our vmtaje gathered in; Why mock us now, with visions false and nceung. And Rliadowsof unrest? Why set our hearts to lyinglegcnds beating? Ah i leave us let us rest. The nast, however golden while 'twas onrs, Ti riark with vain de"Jre. And ghostly, with the maddenlDg, mocking powers That vainly beckon-d higher; I tike shorn on which tue summer s sun is I rn piniKis nmi shndows drr-.?ed. I T. l.t.1.T ..t .11 flmllnct fnrmitllnir leave us ana let us reiu " Foeest HoaE.'July 30, 1S7J. PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S rOEH. FAI'OBITE From the University (British) Magazine. Mr. F. B. Carpenter the well-known I painter of The emancipation rfocia- a note in reference to a poem much ad mired bv Mr. Lincoln. He says the circumstances under which this copy was written are these: "I w?s with tne President alone oueeven'oc in his room durintr the time I was painting my large picture at tne Wliite .House, last year, I He presently threw aside his pen and pt- pers, ana began to taiK to me oi oiiat-es I -J T . 1 " 1 . 1 .. I Til J , l.ln nn i neare. ne sent imiu iau,- 1113 ouu, to thehbisuy tobung a. copy ofthe plajs; andthenreauto me several oi nis m hnw a sadder strain, he laia tue nooK aside, and, leaning back in his chair, m.'.ti.p' i, a i,oPm whichhas beena great favorite witn me for years, wincn I was first shown to me when a young man. by .a f.iend, and which I after- ascertain.' Then, half closing his eyes, he repeated to me tne-iiuei wmcn j. in clo3e to you." OH! WHY SII0U1.D THE SPIIUT OF MOETAI. BE rEOUDT Oh! why 'liould the spirit of mortal be proud? Uke a.swm neei'Dg rawmr, a ir.i iiyin clnud. A flash of I he lightning, a break of the wave, lie pas 5th l.om lire to h's rcu in tne grave. The leave" of the oak and the willow shall laae, Rn RcAt frprrrl ftinund. and tiether be laid And the young and tbe old, and the low and thel igh, der ti l&hallmouli a duU and together shall lie. The infant and mother attended and lovr-d; and Infant's affection who nrovrd: The husband that mother and infant who bless-a. I Each, a'l, are away to their dwellings of rest. I The hand of the king that the scepter hath bo. no; The brow of the priest that the mitre hath I worn: I The eye of thetaeand the heart of the brave, I Are hidden and 10 in tne uepths 01 tno grave, The reasaut,who"9lotwas to sow and to reap; Tne herdsman, who cl'mbed with Ji's gears un the step: The be-Tjar, who wandered in search of his Dieau. Have fad-u away like the gras that we tread, so the multitude goes like the flower on tho WCC 1, That witbersawav to let others succeed: So the mrltltude comes, even these we beho'd. To repeat every tale that has often been told. For we are the same onr lathers have been : Iw'edrinktheEamestreamandviewthesame sun. And run the same course our fathers havemn. I The thoughts wo are thluklng oar fathers would think: uli From the death we are shrinking our fathers would Mn Ink: To tho life we aro clinging they also wonld clinc: But It speeds for ns all, like a bird on the wing. They loved, but the stoty we cannot unfold; They scorned, buttheheaitoflhe haughty is They grieved, but no wallfrom their slumber coiu; 'iriv will come: Thcv loved. but-the tommo oftheir Gladness lsuumu. Theydled.ahltheydied; wothiugstbat are died, now. That walk on tho turf that lies over their brow. And make in their dwellings a transient abode. Meet the things that they met on their pil grimage roau. Yes! hope and despondency, pleasure and We mingle together In sunshine, and rain ; iaiu. Ana mesmiieanu me tear, uie song nnume dlrce. Shall follow each other, like surge upoh surge. Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the draught of a breath. From that blossom of health to Ihe paleness ofdeith; From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud; Oh ! why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Bricham Younsr is doinc the domestic lecturing himself just now. Here is an extract fiom one of b's little family talks: "I wish my women to under stand that what I am going Id say is for mem as well as otherj, ana 1 want tnoe who are here to teH their s'steu; yes, all the women in the community. I am coinir to Kive vou fitim this time to the sixth of October next for reflection, that you may determine wnetuer you wisn to stay with yor husbands or not, and then I am going to set oveiy woman at liberty, and say to them now go your way. A ad my wives have got to do one of two thintLs: either round up their shoulders to endure the afflictions of this world and Mvo their religion that Is, polvgamy or they must leave, for I wi.'t not have them about me. I will go IntJ heaven a'one rather than to have scratching and figbtirg about me. I w' set a'l atlibeuy. "What, fiwtwife, too? xcs, 1 liberate you an. l want to go somewhere or do fonietb'ng to get rid of tbe whineu." Professor Paine, of the Palestine ex ploration expedition, has already com pleted a voluminors repoit on the Iden tification of Nebo and Pisgah, "which may bo expected by the next mail Jroin Syria. The Palestine exploring expedi tion reports that the triruigulation now extends over nearly four hund-ed square miles, and the details have been almost completed for the same, together with thehi'l shading. The elevation above the level of the Dead sea, and hence above tho Mediterranean, has been well obtained. The bights of all important points within the present ttiangulation have been determined by mercurial ob servations, and thoe of intermediate ones by the aneroid. Meteorological ob servations have been taken regularly. The amount of work done already, though lnsigniflcatit in comparison with what still remains io be accomplished, is an invaluable fi&iulsition to geograph ical knowledge. They find that maps of this region of country are very un trustworthy We hope that tho proposed school for waiters will Boon become an accom- Elished fact Then, when there Bhall ave been established schools for cooks, as in Austria, we may have some pros pect of calm and pleasant homes. BALLOONS AND BAIXOONING, The Moutgolfiera lanched their first fire-balloon at Annonay, France, June 5. 1783, and M. I'ilatrede Eozier was the first man tof ascnd in one of the Mont collier machines.. M. deRozier's ascent was made from Paris, October 15th, of the same vear. Tiie nrst nre-rja'ioon was sent up in England, November 25 1763. The first assension witn a gas balloon was made from Paris, December 1st, of the same year, by tne brotners niiorl nml TVT flhnrlpg. "Ritriprimfmts were made iu America n3 to the adopt ion of gas for balloons almost simultane ously with its adoption in France, and Messrs. itittennouse ana nopKius, members of the Philosophical Academy, of Philadelphia, constructed a machine witn rortv-seven suiaii nyurogen urn- loons attached December 2S, 1783. GREATEST IIIGHTS ATTAINED BY BAI- LOONS. Mr. Coxwell, the English teronaut and Mr. Glaisher, tho eminent rneteoro logist, have made a numberof high as censions tojrethe-x. The most remarka- ll of thp.se took nlace September 5, 185. when they attained the greatest altitude ever reached bv man. Mr. Glaisher pstimatps this to have been between thirty-six thousand and thirty-seven thousand feet, or about seven miles. His last observation, made before the greatest elevation wa3 reacneu, snoweu an altitude of twenty-nine thousand rent. He then became insensible, and so remained for the space of about seven minutes, the balloon meanwnne asceuu ing until it was checked by Mr. Coxwell wheiRpSzpd the vs've-rope by his teeth as his hands were helpless. September 15, 1801, M. Gay Lussac reached a bight of twenty-two thousand nine hundred and seventv-seven feet, his ascension hnvinwriPPii madp for scientificpurposes, Rlane-h.id claimed to have ascended to a hiirht of thirtv-two thousand feet and Margat, G&rncrin, Robertson, and others have claimed to outdo this, but in most cases their balloons were too small to have been able to carry them so high. Messrs. Rush and ureen ascena cd to an altitude of over twenty-five thousand feet. TfTR LONGEST BALLOON VOYAGES. November 7,1S36, the celebrated Eng lish asronaut, Charles ureen, accom nanied bv Monck Mason and Robert Hollond. left London in a balloon, and after passing over a considerable part of five kingdoms, landed the next morning near weilburg, in tne uueiiy oi xiusaau. The time occupied in the journey was eighteen houis, ana tne uistance irayei pd iinward of five bund red British miles The great-sthight attained in the voyage was twelve thousand feet. In 1849, Arban. a French balloonist, made the nn?saee of the Alps, going from Mar seilles to Tuiin, four hundred miles, in eight hours. "Le Geant," M. iNadarf great balloon, ascended froin Paris. October 18, 1863, with nine passenger ana uecenaea tne next moruiug m a gun of wind, near Nienburg, Hanover, hav ing traversed seven hundred and fifty milei in seventeen hours. The descent was of a perilous character, and several neisons were iniured by jumping from the car. The balloon arose to an altitude of fifteen thousand feet. The thirtieth balloon to leave Pari3 during the siege was the'ViHe d'Orleans," which con tained Paul Roller and M. Deschamps. It ascended November 24. 1870, at eleven forly-five at night, and at one o'clock next day. descended in Norway, having traversed land and sea for a distance of eicht hundred miles. September 21 1S07. Garnerin made a night ascent form Pavjs, and was carried to Mout Tonnerre in a storm, a distance oi turee nunareu miles. July 2, 1859, Professer John Wise made a balloon voyage from St. Louis to the upper part of Jefferson county Iew York, raveling a distance of eleven nunareu anu nuy-six mnes in nineteen hours and twenty minutes, This was the longest balloon voyage ever made. NAPOLEON'S CORONATION BALLOON. At eleven o'clock at night on the six teenth of December. Garnerin allowed his colossal balloon to rise from the square in fornt of Notre Dame, Paris, "Oue sees it rise slowly and majestical ly." savs a chronicler of the times, "Not less than three thousand lights add to its beauty. It Is, indeed, a fine sigm, but who could then guess the direction it would take, or the sensation it would cause?" However, on the following morn, at break or day, some of tho in habitants of Rome see at the horizon a brilliant globe coming toward their city, It is soon over St. Peter's and the Vatican; descends, rises again somewhat torn, keeps near the ground, and falls into Lake Braciano. Here its pursuers first learn from whence it had come, for, on drawing it from the water, they reau in gut leuura uu na vusl uiruuui ferenee. Paris, twentu-five Frimaire, Au Xin., Couronncmcnt dc Empercur Napoleon par S. 6. l ie vu. i?or ais tance and rapidity this flight would al ways have been remarkable; but, con sidering the day on. which it took place, it appears almost miraculous. A cir cumstance in addition, very trifling in itself, became of great importance in the eyc3 oi jNapoieon. a political turn was given to the voyage of the baUoon perdu. The balloon, on its course near the ground, lelt part oi ns crown on tne angle of the thumb of Nero. The Italian papers, 'not being under such rigorous censure as tnese of trance, in nocently related the coincidence; some. however, added malicious remarks, iu- urious to the emperor. This came at length to the ear of the master, some one even speaking of it at one of bfs levees. Napoleon showed his dis pleasure, and ordered that no further remarks should be made about Garner- in's balloon. The balloon was preserved in a corriaor or tne Vatican until isi4, with au inscription and date, but all reference to its contact with Nero's tomb was omitted, BALLOONING DURING TIIE SIEGE OF PARIS. lis i loons were put to practical use during the time Pans was besieged by tne Prussians. Tne enemy was enabled to cio'e an avenues of escape ana com mumcaton except these which leu through heaven's f ee air. The Ballon Monte afforded almost daily means of send;ng letteis aud despatches from the beieaguereu cny. There were sent up in all from September 23, 1870, to the time of the capitulation, sixty-two bal loons, and theirremained Unused, at the end of January, 1S71, five balloons. Tho total number sent out by .the post-offlce wps fifty-four, and they cairied two million five hundred thousand letters. reprc renting a total weight of nearly ten tons. For a time the ascents were made in tho day time, out I'ussiaii uunets flew too thick about the balloons for it was not always convenient to send the renal cralt oeyona their reach before the suburbs of the city were reached and on and afler November 21st, all voyages began at night. As no balloon couiu be usea a scconu time, tne manu facture of the rerostats and the training of sailors to accompany them (for of ex perienced aeronauts there were few) be came an lmporranr iiranpn or nusine. September 30th, a paper balloon was sent up with dispatches only, but in all other cases except one, when the balloon broke away wnne in tne process oi in flation, psseugers were carried, as many as six going on one occasion. Two-of tho balloons leu into tne sea, six lanueu in Belgium, one far !away m JNorway, one in Nassau, one in Munch, and in ,-erai cases decerns were maue wnuin the enemv's lines on the sou oi u ranee, In some cases where the balloons were captured and the wronauts made pris oners, important dispatches were saved and forwarded to their destination. In one instance (October 29th, by Gilles in Le Colonel Uharras") no less man one huudred and twelve pounas oi uis natclm were taken and landed in Belgium, rind it was frequently the case that from six nunureu to unwuru oi muo hundred pounds of dispatches were takn. Carrier-pigeons were almost in- vnrlnblv carried up. and on one occasion four sheep-dogs were also carried, these being Intended to cross the Prussian lines and return to Paris with dispatches pfiiipnaled In their collars, une oauoon. T.n Volta." was given M. janssen, the astronomer, by the minister of public Instruction in order that he might be pnabled to observe the eclipse of the sun on December 22d, and accompanied by Chapelaln, a seaman, ne proceeueu d air-llno lo St. Nazaire. carrying hi instruments In safety, and reaching the outside world in time to proceed on his wav to the place of observation. The last balloon sent, "Le Cambrone," wlilnli ascended from the Easton rall- wav nfatlon. January 2S, 1871, carried orders for the ships to proceed to Dieppe, for the revictualling of Paris. "Le Galilee" (November 4, 1870.) descended near Orleans on the day when that town rroccunied by the Prussians, itsi two occupants were made prisoners aud sent to Germany, from whence one of them succeeded in escaping anu return ed to Tours. '.2ER0NATJTC ANECDOTES. One of the most successful teronauts ever known in this country was Louis A. Lauriat. He was a Frenchmen by birth, a resident of Boston. He was a gold-beater by trade, and his first bal 16ou was made of gold-beater's skin. He attempted to ascend with this and failed. On the fourth of July, 1835,how ever, he made magnificent ascension from Boston. After this he ascended from Providence, East Boston, Nashua, Concord, Portland, New York, Troy, Rochester, etc. He went up twice in the British Provinces, and made two asconsion3 from tho City of Mexico. Ho made In all filly-two assensions. Mr. Lauriat went up once from Charles town, Massachusetts and the westlerly wind carried him over Point Shirley andouttosea. For an hour and a quarter he was dragged through the water with great rapidftyi and when picked up by a vessel from Westfield at the end of that time, was insensible. The balloon went futherout to sea and was lost. His as cension from Concord, New Hampshire, was made at the time of the excitement regarding the great comet, which many prophesied would butt itself headlore mo3t at terra firma and, going clean through, would split us into bits, or, at least, would give us such a brushing with that beautiful long tail of his, that when the operation was completed all the outside materials of this earth of ours would be turned into pdishiug powder. A Yankee among the Green mountains of Vermont,discovered a way of escaping the general devastation; he dug a hole, commencing in the cellar of his house, and extending under the ground ; a regular tunnel, in fact. When this was ready he watched and waited. As Lauriat ascended the wind carried him direct for the Green mountains, and having gone far enough, as he pass ed over the brow of one of the moun tains, he opened the valve and began to descend into the valley beyond. Seeing a man at work in a field ahead, he called to him. The man stoppea worK, nut seeing no one. went at it again. second time he called, to him and the poor fellow looked everywhere but up ward. A third time he called, and at the same moment threw over one end of a long heavy rope. The man was our over-credulous Yankee. His back was toward the balloon just at the moment when the rope caught on tne top oi i board fence behind him, giving a terri ble r-r-r-r-io that made his heart nearly jump from his body; that was enough to frighten the poor fellow to aeatn, out when he looked un in his distracted state and saw the great comet tail and all, he gave a yell and a bound, and with but one thought, save that of sav ing himself, his wife and child, like i locomotive under fu'l speed, flew to his house, screaming, "Mercy! Mercy (that was nis wue's name; tne comet's acoming! the comet's acorningi uet into the hole! get into the hole! quick quick!" The teronaut saw no more of him after that: he was wise in not seeing hospitality in that house; there were others tnaccame to tne oauoon, however, who w"ere able to explain the mvsterv concerning the poor, aeiuaeu Yankee. A good stoiy is told of Elliot, the Baltimore teronaut. borne years before the war he ascended from Charles ton. South Carolina. It was a very calm day, and auer remaining in the air two or thiee hours, just as it was getting dark, hedc ceuded on one of the islandsin tho bay. The white folks had all gone to the city. In a cabin lay a dead negro, Dick, and around the caDin door sat half a dozen superstitious negroes. Elliot and his ba'loon de scended no'selessly in front of them Just before he reached the ground the darkie3 cauchtsight of him. They stood not upon theoraer oi their going nut went at once. The anchor had reached the ground, and one of the darki's in his haste to get away, stumbled over it just ss it commenced to drag. He knew at once who got Hold or mm, ana his piercing shrieks were truly heart-rend iagES he cried: "Oh! oh! I'se not de niggar! Oh! massa debble! good massa debole! l'se not de niggar! Dick's in dah! Dick's indah!" By this time he got loese and made for the swamp. FAMILY TRIP IN IHE AIR. A very pleasant and Interesting serial voyage was made by oir. John bhearer, an amateur teronaut, at Reading, Penn sylvania, on the fourth. He has already made five or six ascents alone; but on this occasion he wa3 accompanied by his wife. The lady had serious misgiv ings about tho journey; buther curiosity overcame her tears, anu when the bal loon reached a bight of two mdes and a half, sue f jrgot all her terror, and de clared herself delighted with the mag nificent prcpect spread out beneath her. They remained in the air about thirty minutes, and then made a safe descent seven m'les, east by a little south, from the place whence they stat ceu. iEP.OSTATION NOT DANGEROUS, The accident by which Pofessor La fontaine, the teronaut, lost his life at Brooklyn, Michigan, on the fourth does not necessarily imply that any particu lar danger attaches to balloon naviga tion; it simply shows that before mak ing the ascent the unfortunate man was guilty of gross carelessness, in that he neglected to hx the ropes about the car in a proper manner. Thus, the ropes slipped from under the basket, and Pro fessor Lafontaine was thrown to the earth from a hight of five or six hun dred feet, and, of course, dashed to pieces. With due attention to details of course an accident of this kind could not occur. The fact is that, as Professor Wise remarks, a balloon is about the safest mode of transport that; a person can auopt lar saicrtnan a ship, which is at the mercy of two elements mostly in tremendous conflict. In a balloon that is borne along at a rata of speed perfectly bewildering to think of, the persons in tne car perceive no motion whatever. And it is only by looking out of the. car at the earth below that any idea can be gained of the rate of progress. It is the same with rising and falling, ltisonly by throwing out shreds of fine tissue paper, or observing the movements of a light ribbon suspended by the side of a car, that the teronaut is enabled to ssceitain how the bal'oon i3 moving mtbts respect. There is abso lutely no danger in rerial navigation per sc. The only moment of danger is m the descent, anu this with a proper use or anchors anu grapppng-irons, can always oe saieiy manageu. A FEMALE iERONAUT. Savs the Utica Observer of July 5th At live o'clock in the afternoon, pre cisely, the balloon was nueu, anu witnm rive minutes noicssor esquire nau tne basket attached and ballasted, and everything in readiness for the entree of that sweet nine iauy," juiss jNeiiie Thurston. Our reporter believes that he would die happy in the air or under the ground if he could be assureu or receiv ing half the sympathy, or being favored with the smallest portion of the good wishes which M'ss Thuiston had ex pressed in her behalf yesterday. Ac companied by a lady friend from West Winfield, the sweet little lady, dressed in a neat street costume. stepped in the circle and took her plaeo in the basnet wiin as uiucn ease ana grace ss if she were about to take a ride about town in her phajton. She was the very center of attraction. Eveiy eye in the vest muitituue surounaing Bagg square was turneu npon the occu pant of the Basket, and the silence was not broken until Committeman Chap man gav one of the bands the signal to play. A few words were spoken to the fa'T balloonist byiroicssor bquire, Miss Nellio promised to send a special telegram if anything remarkable hap pened in the vicinity of Dr. Peter'saster- oius, ana at seven nimuiea past, uve me air-shin, with its precious freight, rose almost dircct'y upward for a distance of about live nunareu leet. jrroicssortsquire was satisfied ana exceedingly well pleased. He has made nearly two hun dred ascensions and directed many others, but this was one oi the most suc cessful in his experience. He well de served the numerous congratulations which were showered upon him for his own succe?s aud that of his fair proleae. After the beautiful direct ascent the City of Utica moved gracelully southward until it gained the hight of about two and a half miles. After a little while it was met by a current from the west and sent to the eastward, in which direction it remained in plain sight of the thou sands who were watching it for about twenty minutes. About iwenty-seveH minutes after two o'clock in the after noon the balloon came down, six m'les from Utica, in tho direction of Mohawk. A reporter had a pleasant interview with Miss Thurston and Professor Squire last evening. The little ltdv returned to Bagg's hotel with her balloon in good order, neatly pacKeu, at eight o-ciock in tho evening. She describes her trip as one of the most interesting and agreea ble she has ever taken. The prospect of being annoyed by thunder-storms maue her avoid a ride Into tho upper clouds, which appeared to be charged with electricity. Tho bi5 ket touched the ground quite suddenly at first, and the balloon bound- ed up a little, but returned to the earth again, and she alighted with perfect ease and comfort. Au accommodating team ster assisted her in packing the balloon, and brought her to Utica. Everybody in Utica felt a deep interest in Miss Thurston's succes, and all will be pleased to know that she was as comfortable and happy during her stay among the clouds as auy young lady can be who is separ ated from terra firma and man. IXDIX'EXDENCK HALL. That time-honored structure which covers the entire block front on the south side of Chestnut street, between Fifth and Sixth streets, is now and hps ever been known in Philadelphia as the statehouse, because of the fact that it was originally erecteu lor me citato capi tol or meeting-hall for the general assem bly of the colony. Throughout the country it is euphoniously and patriot ically called Independence hall, al though but one room of the edifice is en titled to that appellation. The State house still preserves Its dignity as a building of some pretensions in an arch itectural point of view, albeit it is com posed mainly of red bricks, most of which, it is believed, were made in this country. The stone dressings are or bluish stone, mostly with lines, ledges, and copestones of white stone. The front portal is of brown stone, of the Corinthian style of architecture. There is a central building and east and west wings, the latter having undergone frequent and radical mutations -since they were originally erected, but the main building stands externally nearly as it did in the olden time. The steeple is comparatively a modern appendage to the structure, and did not hold the bell which "proclaimed liberty" in 1876, as is generally supposed. The roof is of, iron, and the bu'ldingbas been made as nearly fireproof ps possible. It has been on fire several times, but was never very seriously damaged, and seems to have been providentially preserved to us through many long years. The first de scription of the statehouse of which we have any account was given by Pro fessor Kalm, the Swedish travel er who visited our city in 174S. He says the greatpst public or nament he saw here then w?s the "Town hall, having a tower, with a bell, and greater than Christ church, which is not yet built up." The building was commenced in 1729 (under the direction of Thomas Lawrence and Andrew Ham ilton, commissioners), finished in 1734, and the offices adjoining were completed in 1735. The total cost was five thousand six hundred pounds. Edward Woolley did the carpenter work, Thorn? s Bonde the brickwork, and Wil'iam Holland the marble and stone dressings. The ground was formerly higher on Chestnut and lower on Walnut street than it is now. aud was graded exprrssly for the sUuc- ture. In 1783 the ground in the rear of the statehouse, and now known s s In dependence square, wps laid out and planted with shade and ornamental trees. The design of the statehouse wrs prepared by John Kearsley, M.D., an amateur architect of the time. Soon after it was completed the colonial legis lature methere thesenateup-stairsand the house of representatives in the room now called independence hall. Andrew Morns wss then preiident of tue senate, anu ueorge .ua timer was speaker of the house. The up-stairs rooms were the largest, and were fre quently used as a banqueting-ha1! for the city and colonial feas; i. In Sep tember, 1736, Wi'liam Allen, mayor, gave a banquet at his own expense here to his friends. In 1756, on the arrival of the new governor, Denny, a banquet wsi given iu ii iu nouor oy tne colonial authorities, in 17o7, Xiord Loudon, commander of the kiug's troops iu the colonies, arrived, and was given a ban quet at the statehouse. In 1774, the in- naoitants oi jrniiaueipnia, being m- bCUSCiJ iCUUi kCUUCACIA IAS tUt. UlClIl- bersof the first congr ss a banquet at the statehouse, to which five huudred guests sat down. A year later, without leave or license, the continental con gress took actual pcss-3&ion of the state house and occupied its rooms free of charge, and so determined were the people in favor of independence, that it Is believed the public feeling of the pe riod had a great deal to do with forcing some shaking members to sign Jeffer son's immortal charter of our liberties, Philadelphia was then a unit for a free republic,which she did more to create than any other city, and she wss fore most in sending rortn her sons to serve the Union she had originated when the war against slaveiy was inaugurated Throughout eveiy trial during the last century she has always been found true ana I rusty to me very core, aud to the last extremity, in that hall the congre met day alter day, and perfected their work. It was their citadel as we'l as thcr meeting-nlaee. for in the cellars and buried in tne yard were arms, am munition and accoutrements, reauy for use wnen neeuea, even if the ellortcost them "their lives, their fortunes, and tneir sacreu nonors." The declara tion of independence was read and finally adopted in Independence hall on the fourth of July. 1876. and on the eighth of July it wp s read to the people assembled in Independence square oy William Nixon, and wps- received with shouts of approval. Then it was that the "old beJl" (still preserved) in the old steeple (now destroyed) rang out in joy ous tones in honor of the event. But afterward the British captured the city, and the people, still "intensely rebel," and true to the cause of liberty, took down the old bell and buried it, so that the redcoats could not capture it and take it to England as a trophy. It was preserved and placed in the old hall,and is there to th's day. It is cracked badly, but can be lung on the fourth of July, 1S76, with good effect, if neceesaty. For many years the upner part of the state house was occupied bv Peale'a museum. and the lower part was used for court rooms. On the occasion of the retiring of General Washington from the Presi dency of the United States, he delivered his farewell address in the statehouse some say in the room opposite to Inde pendence hall, and others maintain that t wpa the room now occupied bydistrict court No. 2. In 1799 the grand lodge of Pennsylvania met in the statehouse, and had proceedings touching the death of Washington, and then proceeded from that ha'l to take part in the obse quies. When iiafayetto came here in 1823, Independence hall was a'l torn out and refitted and carpeted for h's recep tion, and the room ha3 been used ever since ps a sort of reception hall for the mayou oi the city, ana lor the govern or of Pennsylvania and the President of the United States. Upon the consolida tion of the city in 1851. counc"s took possession of the upper patt of the edi- nce, anu nau cnamoers lor their meet ings fitted up. A s is well known, Inde pendence had is now being arranged as nearly as it was in 1776 a3 possible, and around the wal's will bo placed ponraits of the signers of the declaration of inde- penuence. Jtvticaaeipnia 1 ress. In h's second paper in the Christian Union, on Alatthew iirnoiU's Literature. and Dogma. " N. P." probably Presi dent Porter, of Yale co'lege, accuses the Engl'sh critic of ignorance ps to h'ssub- ect, anu oi want oi conscientiousness in the treatment oi it. iho paper is summeu up in tne ioi towing paragraph: To one wno is mouerateiy laminar with what is called tno nigner criticism of the new testament, it i3 mast obvious that Mr. Arnoiu is not even moderatelv acuuaintea with it. a. critic who refers to the conversation with the woman ta ken in adultery ss decisive of a mixture of aitei thought of the actual sayings of our Lord, in entire innocence of the no torious fact that the whole record is re- ectedpsnot genuine by many textual critics, can hardly deserve confidence as having attained n that criticism which results iVom reading the best books on a subject. A writer who makes so much of the spuriousness of the text, or the heavenly witnesses, deserves no veiy ad- anced degree among now testament interpreters. A writer who disposes of the prophetic me-siau oi me oiu testa ment and the interpreted Mcslahof the new, after a hasty and unreflectlveread- ng oi Antony uontns, is not, in tne best sense of the word, an accompJ'shed critic, and can scarcely deserve to be ca'led a conscientious critic." The work of the Wesleyan Methodist3 in Port Mahon aud Barcelona, Spain, has made such steady progress that Rev. R. B. Lyth, who, at the request of the English Wesleyan rhissionary com mittee, has visited these two points. heartily recommends that a missionary be at once sent to eacn ot tnese places. Although it is but a few months since flinWpsIpvans began operations in Ml. norca, Mr. Lyth found four schools well started for boys, and for girls one each in both Mahon and Villa Carlos. Day and night schools are held for young neonie ana ior auuiis oi uom sexes, f 1 T I m ( The weekly evening servico at Villa varies was wen uueuueu. i TIIE FOUND STEBUNG. It will be remembered that, according to the recent act of congress, the legal standard in money of the United States for the pound sterling will be 4 86.65 after January 1, 1874. Not withstanding that the intention of this act was to avoid the old fictitious and nominal valuation of the pound ster ling at $-1 , the new standard is itself to a slight extent fictitious. The exact value of the pound sterling, in coin of the United States, as measured by the amount of pure gold in the sovereign and in the gold dollar, is SI 86.06. But either of these valuations will make the calculations In the purchase and sale of sterling so complicated, on ac count of the fractions, that much trouble is anticipated. The New York Journal of Commerce claims that the best way out of the diffi culty is "to quote just what the proposed exchange shall be in dollars and cents. The buyer of 100 is asked SI 87; he then knows that tb's calls for hi3 caeck for S487 62, and on this system the youngest arithmelician can give the solution of the problem. The quotation, whatever the fraction may be, fixs the exact price for 1. c ni this is ersily comprehended." Tb's would be similar to the quotations of ,Vanc exchange, the market rates for which are given at so many i-ancs to the dollar, orty that, in sterling exchange, it would be so many cenh to the pound. This is, in fact, the simpl-stway, the only objection to it being that, p s in lVanc exchange, the par wou'd be lost sight of. A quotation of the jrice of ster'ing m'ght show its market value, . but it wou'd not state whether it was above or below par, and the reader of such a quotation would have to keen the real par of S4.86.66 in hism'ud. 'xhen, pgain, there is the ad ditional fact that congress hrs fixed an arbitrary oar of f 186.65, which would inevitably oecome confused in the minds of many pe.-ons with the real value. We do not see that there is any satis factoiy way out of the difficulty but for congr to amend the act, and make its legal standard airee with the real par of ti.so.oo, anu men let dealers in ex change quote the market value of the pound, as suggested by the Journal of KMmmcrcc. SOMXA.1IBrjI.I5JI. On Friday last a resident of Division street named Birch received three hun dred and ninety dol'ars in money, and it being too late to deposit it in the bank, he placed it in a small tin box, and deposited the box in the drawer of bureau. Ho hps a daughter about fif teen years old who hps a morbid terror oi burglars, and the girl was very anx ious for the safety of the money, fearing mat some one wouiu enter the house. So great was her anxiety that she could not go to sleep until after midnight. When the famny arose Saturday morn ing. Birch went to the drawer and found both box and money gone. He exam ineu me aoors anu wmuows, but founu them secured ps he had left them on the previous night, and of course it was great mystery how the money had left me nouse. -mere were no cauers the evening previous, the kev of the drawer had been left lying on the stand in the oeuroom anu was there when he got up, and the drawer was locked as he locked it. What might have been a vexatious case lor the detectives was solved after breakfast without very much trouble. The daughter, on getting up, found that a woollen rag and a piece of sail-pork, which she had bound around her throat the previous evening, nau lanen on anu disappeared as mys teriously as the cashbox. The father heard her speaking about it, and as he passeu mrougn a grape arbor in the rear oi tne nouse ne saw me cloth and the meat on the ground. Bending over to pick them up, his foot sank down into soft ground, and he heard a rat tling, which resulted in bis pulling up the box safe and sound. While the girl could not, of course, remember anything ht.a : t : . 1 . i. a 1 , auuub it, it, jo ijuite ueximu tiiut uer uui- ety for the money led her to rise in her sleep, secure the box, unlock the door and go out and buty it in the arbor. A post had been pu'led up in one corner of the arbor, loosening the soil, and she had selected this spot. Her fingers were found to be soiled with dirt, and there were dirt-marks on the pillow-slip where she had placed her hand. Then the woollen rag which had dropped from her neck was still further proof of her somnambulism. She was as much surprised as any one, and but for the accident, as it may be termed, which led Birch into the arbor, he might have been bewailing the loss of his money a year hence. He claims to be light sleeper, and yet the daughter had taken the key from the stand near his head, unlocked the drawer, unlocked the back door, drawn the bolt of the woodshed door, passed out, returned and locked everything and replaced the bu reau key, and neither the man nor the wife was awakened, and the sleeper had encountered nothing to break the mid night dream which led her to leave her baa. Detroit free 1 tess. XODEKN DRESS. The Cornhill Magazine asks if we are more civilized in our dress than in our dwellings. It answers that even here our guide and ruler is that irresponsible tyrant we can "iasnion," anu neither comfort nor beauty has a word to say. To be st,re, men have discarded many absurdities, though they have re tained more. They noiu to their sun shirt-collars, which rasp their necks their wild expanse of shirt lYent, which the very act of fastening rumples; their meaningless swallow-tails, their hiaeous bats, their tight-htting mi ntary Uniterm and all the mysteries of seam, and gus set, and band, which are tne mere sym bols of the art of cutting out, and not necessary to comfort or shape. But even with the follies they retain,they can move about with ease ana unhampered, wo men, on the contrary, torture themselves in the namo of fashion, with touching fidelity. They would as soon forego their nationality as their stays, and the thirty-nine articles are less sacred to them than the multiplicity ot garments all hanging from the waist. It is to keep these up and lessen their weight thift they put themselves into steel cage3, which destroy all grace of line. and all comiortoi moving save mwa us ing. The beauty or simplicity is thing dead and done with in their code. Heads are loaded with false hair stuck about with lace, feathers, flowers and colored glass; ears are pierc ed that bits of crystahzed earth, or lmita tions thereof, may be hung in me holes health is destroyed, and the tender, vi tal organs which nature has so sedulous ly protected by the outer-crsing of ribs are compressed and crushed so that the waistband may oe reuueeu to seventeen inches; the highest efforts of millinery genius are directed to the most elab orate method of sewing one bit of stuff on to another bit of stun, to me con fusion of anything like a leading line urnn iuteJUstblo idea. "VVc lough at the Chinese "golden water-i'Hes," me Pa puan head-dress, the Hindoo nose-ring, the Alrican lip-distender. We laugh while wo look in the glacs and compla cently brush out our it? lis, anu congrat ulate ourselves on loosing "stynsu" and "well got up." But our highest ef forts culminate in partial nakednria in the middle of winter, if we are women: in black broad-cloth in the dog-days if we are men in absurd lengths of ailk trailing after us as we. walk in the one case, in a ridiculous pen- nion meandering at our backs in the other; they culminate in fashion, not in use or beauty or simplicity; but while we do UiU3 dress without personal convenience of artistic meaning, we have true civilization in tho matter of ourclo'hes. Modern millinery is neither ait nor nature. It is eur translation of the primitive man's delight in rags and gaudy colors, and there is no essential difference between the two. What dif ference there is consists simply in con vontional acceptance, but tbe athetic base oi each is me same. Rev. Dr. Morley Punshon, who has just been voted a testimonial by the Ca- nautan wesieyan conierence. nas writ- ten a letter saying that he accents the testimonial of the Canadian brethren re luctantly, but win invest tbe amount given in Canada, use the interest during 1113 iiieuiue, auu ut ilia Ufa ill tne Pnnci- i . i- i , i . i , . , . . . r pui Biia-i oe umiueu over to mo confer- enco ior me superannuated ministers' mnu. The proposal of the earl of Shaftes bury, whose name is lust now familiar in connection with me great anti-con-fessional meeting at Exeter hall, to unite tne many voluntary missionaries at wors among the masses of London in broth erlv fellowshio and co-operation, with- out inienerence wim me muiviuum ac tion or each, has been so far carried out Z, ... ... . t ii - I i that a committee has been formed of that a brethren representing some of the most important oi suca misaiuus, sun siLEvrio. BY MAEV X IllTTBE. From the Galaxy, for August. llon ! the night la calm and quiet, And the cr-icent moon hang low; Silence- deep and wide hath power, And the Mouth wind wanders slow Through acsiementwhere the curtain Faintly nutl'i to and fro. Like a spli.t sortly sighing Illti Hall tho chamber round. Where the dim lamp lading, d;lng, Jntt dlnpebt the gloom profound; Ilangg above two happy dreamer. By love's perfect promise crowned. Even through tha gates of slumber To the shadowy land of rest, Ho still clomps his ionz-sought treasure Closely, closely to his brerst, With the ardor of a passion Long deul-d and long repressed. With his hps still warm with kisses Clows and clinging as bis own, BighiUK still in happy dreaming For the Joy his heart hath known Sweetly, peacefully, he slumbers In the arms about him thrown. And she gazes at him thinking Not of all her dreary years Only of this Uie of glory. Reached with many doubts and fea, Over love's frail bridge of rainbows Fading Inam'st of tears. Then fiie nestle stlU more closely To the heal t . kind and dear. Whispering, "Love me, love me, darling, A II my hope and rant Is he.e, And without thee earth Is nothing Eat a d' .ert cold and drear, "??!' L13.1 every n'ght my klumbeM Might be o supremely blest. Bound-J by thy dear embrac s Kind f.-om paxlon Into rest; I would ask no better haven, Shellerel thusaad thus caressed." Fan them gently, odorous south wind, And begone on pinions fleet. Nothing In thy nightly Joumy Khali thy wandering vision greet. Half a-s perfect In fnlfllment, Satisfying and complete. TIIE CHILDRESS CHUKC1I. BV JAMES FBEEMAX CLAKKZ. From Harper's Magazine. The bells of the churches are ringing Papa and mamma have both gone And three little children sit singing Together this still Sunday morn. While the bells tiki away in the steeple. Though t .o smell o sit still in a pew, These busy religions small people Ileteirain.d " i have their chn.ch, too. Ho. pi free as the birds. or the breezes, By which their fair ringlets are fanned, Each rogue sings away as he pleases, ' With book upside down In Bis hand. Their hymn be i no sense in It letter, Their music no rhythm nor tune; Our worship, perhaps, may be better But tktirt reach-1 God quite as soon. Their angels stand close to the Father: Ills heaven is made bright by these noweij: And the dear God above ns would rather Hear praise from their Hps than from ours. Sing on, little children your voices Kill the air with contentment and love; All nature around you rejoices, Aud the Nit's warble sweetly above. Sing on for the proudest orations, The liturgies sacred and long. The anthems and worship of nations, Are poor to your Innocent song. Sine on our devotion is colder. Though wiser our prayers may be planned. For often we, too, who aie older. Hold our be ok the wrong way in our hand. Sine on our harmonic Inventions W e study with labor and pain ; Yet often onr angry contentions Tate the haiinony out of our strain. Sing on all onr struggle and battle. Our ciy, when most deep and sincere What are they? A child's simple prattle, A breath in the Infinite ear. TELLE EST LA TIE. Have von forentton. ma helln MnriA. Tnat sprng-t'me down at the Hall? Ah, wen, Though I thought I was strong on the win; you see, You single me out, and of course I fell ; A touch of the hand when our eyes first met, A soft "aside" on a rustic seat. I wr proof ay'att snairs,as I thought, and I was writhing toon at your feet. You had no p' ty at all for me, Or you woula have khlt d me, belle Marie. A elow at my heart and a nleht of dreams : Your hair had the ripple my eyes loved best; -iTpy uou," i saiu, -sue Be au uae seems, For I am weai y, and long to rest." Wounded and rtcs: at your feet I lay Pleading for peace, to your knees I crept. I hear your voice as 'twes j esterday Tbey were crocodile tears you wept. My eyn were blinded with dust, you see. And! paid the penalty, belle Marie! I'll own I wepf for the tears wonld flow. Though I'd found the worth of your worth- irv aeari; I cursed mvseli for a fool vou know They are teriible tear?, when men's eyes smarw And you well ! there porslbly was one sich. Tne sigh you might give If your dog was And your comfoi I think, was the stale old ne, "Men's hearts are as cheap as dirt." Well! nowyou aie married, and I am free, And that's the difference, belle Marie I Marri"d ! Yes. I suddoso that's the term For men and women who've sold their lives: iv no rear up love i-ipo nippea in xne germ, Ana live gooa ieiiows anu nou' wives. He's deep In love with mammon, his cod. And away with mammon he wins your ureau. Bnt over your novels you sit and nod, And doze at his table's head. And you sigh the days pass wearily They aie spghtly monotonous, belle Marie! Y'ou should'nt forget, though, belle Marie xnougn wome i, we Know, nave waywara wars The choice was yonis, twist a life with m aqu au oiu ubuu carnage auu prancing bays. A poor man's wife and a lien, man's queen .he choice for a woman was scarcely fair: You were wse, to forget what I might have ueeii Yon were rteht to be safe and sure. Telle est la vie! telle est la vie: Y'ou are like the irst of them, belle Marie! AARON BUBK'S DAUGHTER. It was Theodocia, his daughter. lovely, so pure, so intellectual. haughty, anu yet so son and gentie.that opened to Aaron Burr the brightest page in me blotted volume or his ine. "bhe was nearly a complete realization of his ideal of a woman." upon her ne lav ished the wealth of a soul that overflow ed with secret tenderness. Long after his fail from power, she wa3 the solitary star, shining in beautiful lustre over the darkened and rough pathway or his life. During his trial for high treason at Richmond, in 1S06, Theodocia, then the brilliant leader or society in me most aristocratic city ot me south the wile of Joseph Alston, a distinguished citi zen of bouth Carolina by her devotion sagacity, and influence, powerfully aid ed her father's defense. In the darkest hour of that memorable legal drama. she evinced her deep aliliction language a3 heroic t s it was beautiful "My vanity," she saiu," would oe greater if I had not been placed so near yon and vet, my pride is our relationship. I had rather not live than not to be the daughter of such a man." A few years after the Richmond trial, which re sulted in a victory for Burr, Theodocia met a fate which is st"! enveloped in gloom and mvsteiy. At the close of the waroi isi snesa ieu icom cnarieston in a vessel bound for New York, for the purpose of v'siting her father. Her hus band was men governor ot &outn Caro lina. Though he provided everything conducive to her safety and comfort which wealth and influence could com mand, the vessel never reached its des tination: it was never heard from after leaving unanciton naroor. At last au hope ended: the certainty that Theo docia was dead came home to them, and Aaron uorr was bereaved as lew men have ever been bereaved lei't to "a life a'l winter, warwithinhimself to wage." TIIE SEW ERUPTION OFJIAAUA XOA. The Hawaiian Gazette has the follow ing: "Mr. William iu Ureen has just returned irom a visit to me summit cra ter of M"anua Loa, which he found in full action, the fountain vrrying from one hundred to two hundr.-d and fifty feet in hight. The appearance of the interior of Motuaweowoo. according to very inucu i mm. wnac it was in Septem ber of last year. Now the cone-hills i- r i i . i . o have disappeared, except one ( proba bly lately thrown unl. which is directlv asoiuat uie uigu wan on me west siue. The fountain is located about where it was in September, but It is now in the center of a circular lake of molten lava, covered over with a dark surface, and perhaps five hundred feet across. From me centre of mis laKe a constant lava et is thrown up. Early in January (the seventh and eighth) this summit crater was in terrific action, and the lava was thrown so high as to be distinctly seen from ino. At mis time me cones were probably thrown down, and me floor of the crater much changed. As the walls of the crater are eight hun dred feet high, the lava jet in January must have been at least from twelve to fifteen hundred feet high, to have been seen at Milo. The residents or tne oay are very positive about its having been clearly visible at that point. The bishop of New Orleans ( Catholic) has-written a pastoral letter calling for a triduum or prayers ior me oeiivexauce oi the none from captivity in Itome that is to say, for the restoration of the tem poral power. Seven years' indulgence is granted to all who participate for one day in the triduum. ABOUT TOYS. From the Hearth and Home. "Who knows where the toys are made? Charles Dickens didn't: ami thomh hp strove very hard to be correct in details, he was further astray in telling us that Caleb Plummur made Noah's arks than jfdear Mrs. Perrybingle was in fancying mat me criu&eb, auu not me settle, be gan the carol on the Christmas hearth. No doubt worthy old Caleb made sub urban tenements, a3 Mr. liickens states, for dolls of moderate means, kitchens for dolls of the lower classes, and capital town residences for dousoi high estate: bnt all Noah's arks come into England and America from Germany. Not for all the woild world we set our opinions against his unless we were quite sure, butwe are. Noah's arks, farms, and me nageries are called in the trade "box toys," and they are exported to all port of tbe world from Germany. Until within two or three years, the greater portion of toys of every kind came from that country; and while American toys are fast superseding the expensive kinds, five million dollars' worth of cheap toys are yet annually imported into New York city alone. Parents who lecture their boys and girls on frugality have a text here, but if they venture to use it.Ja clever youngster may turn it against their own heaits. In Broadway, re cently, we saw a man stooping, hag gard, and hopeless pass ironi his oihce. near Wall street, into the twilight. He was ruined, and going to his home with a few greenbacks as the remains of a fortune. The first toy-shop he came to he entered, and for each of his children there were seven or eight of them he bought some cheap plaything, so mat their sm'les might suppou him upon the black waters into which he had drifted. In the worst financial panics the dealers state that they do the most business. The articles purchased are not of a high price, but every parent is determined to have his home made cheery by his children's laughter. This is humanity's honor. The debt of the children to Germany is inestimable. What boy can ever hope to repay the inventors of marblei and humming tops? The former are made in Saxony, where the roads are paved with those that are not perfectly round, and the latter most ancient and harmless toys are more popular to-day than they were with our great-grandfathers, to whem they were first introduced. A million doUars' worth of drums; trumpets, from the primitive tin pipe with an unpleas ant red mouthpiece, producing a mon otonous squeak, to the pretty little brass: instrument, upon which any tune can be played; magnetic toys fish, boats, and swans; nine-pins, rocking-horses, and dolls come from the same land. Some are made from the waste of fac tories. Bits of worthless china from the potteries, and scraps of fancy wood from the abinet-maker's are nimbly handled by the cotter's family, and, in time, reappear at the Leipsic fair as really inviting tea-sets and elegant drawing-room suits for millionaire dolls. The doh3 themselves emigrate in large numbers from the Black Forest, but they are homely, and not as magnificent nor as frivolous as their Parisian rela tions, of whom we shall say something presently. They are made of papier mache or wood, and have painted iia-r; but how many poor homes they have brightened! Those old-fashioned wood en dolls with no graces, bat great (strength with round heads and stolid faces, unshapely limbs and oscillating jointi-4tre imported side by side with ninepins, wnicn they closely resemble, from Nuremburg. Even they have charms to stir the emotions of baby mother's breasts ; and how lovingly have I not seen some young friend of mine fold the awkward tittle dummies in their own comparatively large, but actually fairy-like tippets! Much more splendid and accomplished are the dolls made in France. They have real hair and can sit down or stand with consummate ele gance. Schooled in the Engl'sh lan guage, they will cry very pathetically for "papa" and "mamma." And as becomes creatures of such fine attain ments, they have wardrobes as. expens ive as Miss Flora McFlimsey's. France produces many other expensive toys. The chamellion top with ils variegated effects, was invented by a Parisian, and some of the most ingenius clock-work toys are made there. One of the latest is the swimming man. A small figure is floated on a pond, and it will swim two hundred yards. Another queer con trivance consists of a dog which elicits three feet up a ladder. Masks of paper, wire, and linen, and.fancy articles, such as glove and handkerchief boxes, cask ets of perfumery, which are included under the head of toys, are also exported from France. England supplies large numbers of costly dolls, and in Switzer land mu'ic-boxes are made. Formerly no one bought American toys, but the trade is gaining fast, and the produc tions are of more varied design and bet ter make than the importations. Sev eral ingenius men give all their time to the invention of mechanical toys, in which America does over three-fourths of the entire trade. One young man professes to have earned one hundred thousand dollars from royalty on his toys, and several others have reaped small fortunes. A year or two ago a baby-doll appeared in the toy-shop win dows which would creep gently across the floor, turning its head from side to side as thoughseeking approval. About ten thousand of these little things were sold in one year, although their trice was five dollars each. The heads, legs, and arms are made to order in Germa ny, and the rest of the doll is made in New York. Upon this one toy fifty thousand dollars were expended in one year, and its sale ia increasing. In this class of .diversions Yankee ingenuity and humor seem to find abundant and healthy exercise; for the later produc tions are marvels of these qualities. Here is a bear, a shaggy, ferocious crea ture, with a very red mouth and row3 of terrible teeth. Wind it up, and it will rise upta its haunches, open its jaw, snap its eyes, and turn upon you in true :nzziy fashion, 'ine native in his piny eptns is pnt to shame. Perhaps young America cannot row prettily, feathering his oars and spurring at the proper moment. It he will study the move ments of an automaton which has ap peared in the toy-shops, he may become proficient. A vigorous little chap seated in a boat will pull across a sheet of water in a jiffy, with no other incentive than Connecticut clock-wort. The same na tive makes a model horse canter, with the rider, across a table. There is no end, indeed, to the variety of mechan ical toys. The movements are mostly made in .Bridgeport and New Haven. and the rest of me toy is supplied in New York city, where several large manufactories are working. A base-ball is simply a national game and is not played in other countries, all the imple ments are oi nome-mase. Many schoon ers arrivelin New York from Maine du ring the season laden with bats alone, the trade in which amounts to about three hundred thousand dollars annu ally. The balls come from Natick. Mas sachusetts, where a large number of men and women are engaged in their manufacture. The core is. made of cork, around which several strips of india-rubber and yarn are wound. Af ter this operation the ball is covered with the bleached hide of horses anil spwpI with silk or linen thread. The business of one firm in Natick is said to amount to one hundred and fifty thousand dol lars a year. Great numbers of rocking horses are made in Vermont. A brief allusion to jews-harps will bring this disjointed little sketch to a close. These instruments have a charm, boyond the comprehension of old people, for all boys. I believe melody may be twang ed from them, but it is of the doubtful kind, like that made by that instrument of torture, the penny-whistle. They were exclusively manufactured for many years by two competing Irishmen in Dublin. The trade was brisk, and both had as much work as they could do; but finally the tide of emigration to Amer ica swallowed one, who established him self in New York. His old-time rival followed, and the two are now in the metropolis making this toy and export ing it to all parts of the world. The Dnsseldorf correspondent of the London Guardian has had an interview with Dr. Keinkens, the bishop elect of the Old Catholics in Germany, in which the latter is represented as saving that the Old Catholics movement is making great progress in Baden and in upper Bavaria, but that its fuller development is retarded by the want of clergy. Itianowranfirmed that the French government has made proposals to that of Great Britain for a new commercial treaty, which is to be discussed on th basis of the treaty of 1SS0, and which is intended to introduce the principles of free trade to the fullest extent It is ex pected that the negotiations on this sub ject will take place before the adjourn ment of parliament that is, if tbe pres ent French administration should last that long. t