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TIEMEPIIIS- A-PPEA-L- SUjlSTDA.'Y", -AUGUST 9 1874.
WHITE vs. BI.S.CK.
The race telle upon which the recent
prtiaoalbMUewaS fought anu wou
this county was, a the response of 'the
while oitteens proved, the real one. In
UieB&rtiMt'movement itself there wa
nothing mere Important Involved than
the filling of certain paying oAlces by
good men. This was, to be sure, enough
of itself to weld together In perfect, close
and intimate union the best men of thcJ
community, or all parties out as
movements ifor office are usually con
dueted, wben Independent of strict
party organization, it would have failed
utterly, and, instead ot victory,
tshould to-dav.be mourning defeat, were
it not for tHe fact that the Aweal, dfe
carding.all other considerations, pre
Bentedtothe people of Shelby iho race
issue as made every where In the south
by the Radical party. It was upon the
white basis we won. The Bartlett
movement and resolutions wereentlre
lylost sight of, and men marched toitbe
ipolls determined upon the election of
the Bartlett nominees, because they rep
resented the white element, and because
they opposed those who represented the
black. As the Bartlett resolutions af
firmed, and as all Democrats have lie
fore and since affirmed, we believe
"That all efforts to array one race or
clas against another Is odious to the
genius of the American government
destructive of rtoullc peace and prosper!
ty, and subversive St Republican insti
tutions." Hence our opposition to the
"Radical rartv.whioh In the south is based
upon color, and maliciously andevil
ishly has made the color line its base of
operations. Ours is not the sin the forc-
"ing this question of color. 'It has been
forced upon us by the actios and speeches
of the Radical leaders black and white
by Ihe editors of the leading organs of
that party, and by the congressional ina-
Jeritylead on by Ben Butler, Morton,
Logan awl others. In the south there
is no other issue but white vs. black, and
whatever may be the battles to be
fought for members of the legislature,
eoagreag, for governor or for any other
oStee it must 1 upon the question of
color, so full of interest to all white
men. In the northwestern and in the
eastern cttfes, the leading journals were
prepared for this raee issue in the south
as the necessary result of the pressure
brought to bear and efforts made to past
the eivH rights bill, and all men pos
sessed ta the least of political sagacity
realise that the Democratic victories iu
Tennessee, Mississippi and Xorth Caro
Hna are the direct result of it. " Blood
is thicket than water," and white men,
whatever their division, -will always
labor together for the ascendancy of
' their race as against any other, tha
other being inferior. The battles of the
future are to be fought on the color line
until the hope of negro ascendancy
is utterly dispelled, and baa no
longer a believer even among the
benighted and ignorant semi-savages
who have almost made a" desert of South
Carolina, of Louisiana, and of portions
ofMiiUteilppi, and who are responsible
for the aimet ruin of our once great
southern metropolis Is ew Orleans.
Good government demands, and the
necessities of the white people will en
force, tee eoatinued ascendancy of the
"wbHe raee. The black race with craty,
cunning and unscrupulous leaders, have
ruled, and the result is ruin. The white
mm ot the south must regain whst
they have lost, aad they can do so by a
steady, constant adhesion to, and sup
port of, the Democratic party. That
party represents the white race. It has
for years fought the black Radical party
and wherever victory has been assured
it has been altogether owing to its
strength and prowess. In the coming
contest here, this must not be lost sight
and the ejections this fall will be most
satisfactory. Beginning with the elec
tion In Oetober, 1873, ml ending with
the late election in Oregon, the Demo
cratic triumphs have well overcome the
ttomilar molarity by which the Radical
party carried the test Presidential elec
tion. There is no cause for doubt or
despondency. By the Democratic parly
alone can the nation be redeemed from
the misrule and oppression under which
the people suffer. Rising to the im
portance of the crisis ami rallying its
forces in theveiy face of defeat, it liaa
already driven back the enemy, and
now presents the only great national 01-
ganization under which all who are die
eatis&ed with the imbecility, extrava
gance and corruption which charac
terize the present Radical national ad
ministration, can rally with a hope and
confidence of success. The Democratic
organization is the only national party
competent to overthrow Radicalism, and
it will soon accomplish that result.
There is much twaddle and cheap
buncombe indulged in about the Bart
lett movement being successful became
It was not partisan. Like all move
ments for office, It was managed and
conducted by a committee, who had
resort to all the machinery and all the
modus operandi of parties. It was in a
degree partisan, too. It recognized the
Democratic party as the only one that
confronted Radicalism, and was ouly
run without a name inonler tbatcertain
gentlemen wlioe stomachs are too weak
for Democracy might be appeased, com
forted and conciliated. And the Demo
cratic party, in surrendering its rigiit to
make nominations, and so keep itself
before the people, did so in deference to
the wishes of the few, in the hope that
when the real tug of war came in the
ished, in penaltyTor their resistance to
the rule of their foreign masters. And
we Irish have we not beenktre&ted
likewise far attempting or contemplat
ing resistance to RDRlieh nile? In so
far the rule to which we are subject Is
like the rule which actual invasion and
conquest might impose upon us. But
the comparison becomes a sad contrast
when we consider the treatment of the
subject people unresisting. Under Rus
sian rule tne Boies never starved, nor
under Austrian lute the Hungarians
nor tlioItallans;neitherwill Alsace and
Lorraine have fiimluo under
ilm Uprtnxn empire. But under
Vnrritoi, mln dm Irish neonle unre
sisting, have been made to endure star
trMtiniilinvn hud iu mv time a famine'
of six succntbive years, in every one of
which Ireland produced lar more iiu
man food tban was needed for the abun
dant sustenance of every man, woman
and child in the island. Yes! Ireland
and India are the two great dependeu
fiou nf ilm KtipILdi umpire. No coun
tr os on the globe are more fertile, nor
more abounding in mo means loraue
f mI til rif Hmlr nonulatious iu material
prospeiity. Both are subject to theilch
est empire of t.'ie world, and both are
... . 1 r.mlniu ThA nnn.
tm.t i.tu-xm 'RifeHsn rule over my
country and other lSrelgn rule over sub
ject peoples is. that under English rule
alone the result is eo N drain away me
wealth and produce of the subject coun
trv. fan In nmtrllf.t ami naralvza its lu
iliwlrv nnil trade. Rn to ii!DOVerish the
people uudcr its yoke, and fomake their
i, 1.1. I. th-f dm!
jives miserauie iu mo iu -
gave for their home, that the population
oT Ireland, navine Io3t three millions
since 1816, goes on diminishing year by
year, and by loss maiu.'y of
mo votimr. siroue. auu . vuuua
TIIETICAX.SIT OI' VEXUSW,
( methods being available. In New Zsa-
, . , i . , -! . T . II, I ., I .
lauu xiie wnoie iranau wm aisu uc uu-
.. i r- t, ii.. 'j ' Bvcd; while at ;the oppaito region
Kroi.ilLe LoiffipuIullyews.l - i Ale'xftudria will be occunftd for observ.
Already the parties wiucn nroio snare , fuls tue end of the- transit only, In con-
of her popuiationt while, pari
assu, tue jxipuiauon 01 xiigiauu .in
creases and her money multiplies. All
the calamities to which our country
might become subject from foreign inva
sion and conquest, she actuaDy does
suffer under the rule of tills country and
finrlianient- We Irish are taxed with-
nnr niirmnnL The laws which bind
us are made, not by our own parliament,
hut hv thp TCnjpIish. and against our
wishes. We enjoy no constitutional
right, to protection of law, no franchise,
no freedoiJ, savo under sufferance and
nt Ilm ranrice of our English masters.
!.. I 1 I . I . n.,liaPn
torTal race-thatlew would stau'd by the g 'JSfiE?
T-V .... 1 I YIT1 1 .1 , n I :t.' .J J . ' , . I.I.I.I:
icuwuHuu wmno. i ucic etsc wc; , control inSll SJIairs a& uui uiuuwh
now stand we are at a loss to determine.
Under the Democratic name and colors
the battle for political supremacy has
how to be made; for, of course, it would
be absurd to go into a State, legislative
or eongressioBal canvass under the Bart
lett movement That movement has
served its purpose, and henceforward it
is the white against the black, the Dem
ocrat against the Radical
Mauky and Giles are the only two
counties that we have heard from in
Middle Tennessee 'in which the Demo
crats failed to elect their entire ticket.
In Giles the independent candidates for
tax-collector and county court clerk, and
in Maury the independent candidate for
sheriff, were elected over the regular
Democratic nominees. "What can bo the
CLOSE UP THE K4MI.N.
After every election there is an hour
of intoxication for the victors and dejec
tion for the vanquished. Great as was
the victory on Thursday last, the enemy
is not eoeque-red. Now that our county
eteetioBs have been settled and put to
rest by the unmistakable and emphatic
joleejof Uie.people, we must prepare for
the next contest. On Tuesday the Dem
ocrats and Conservatives of Shelby will ; England,
Tbefollowiug remarkable letter from
an Irish Presbyterian, Hon. John Mar
tin, M. P.. appeared in a recent h-sue of
the London Times. It was called fortli
by the home-rule debate which took
place in the English house of oominous
a few weeks ago. In it the case of Ire
land under English rule is dispas-qoc
ately and logically stated, and the tacts
presented cannot but wake the syiujm-
thies of every lover of liberty and just
ice in behalf of poor unfortunate Ire
land, and her brave, generous and he
Sir. The debate on home-rule w hirh
was brought to a division on last Friday
morning was reouereu unsatisfactory by
tlie impatience of the house, which pre
vented a reply to the speeches of tlie
prime minister and the right honorable
member for Loudon university. I
think it would have been more states
manlike and more wise to have had a
frank and full exposition before parlia
ment of the political relations between
Ireland and England, and to have ex
amined the principles of the home-rule
Fcbeme. The parliament and people of
England might then, with knowledge of
the facts, Judge for themselves whether
it is best to maintain the existing un
happy relations or to accept ourproposals
tor national reconciliation. "
Had titere been a reply on the
home-rule side to the speeches of the
prime minister and the right honorable
member for London university, my
friend, the honorable member for
Limerick, and other advocates for
home-rule, would have endeavored
to rectify the course of the de
bate and to point out that, as re
gards justice aud reason, it was England
who was on her defence, not Ireland, j
They would have pointed out that what
we ask is the restoration of Ireland's
constitutional right the rigiit which, iu
by solemn act of her
You have, besides, excited and perpet
......i riti lieiweoii race and race and
creed and creed and class and class In
Ireland, in older to prevent national
strength, lou deny us me bui,
possess arms, to volunteer lor tbo de
fense of our country. You feel that we
ought to be disaffected, and you treat us
all as suspect; and when you pleaso you
cast us into jail without charge, and
keep us there without trial. What worse
could Russia, or Turkey, or Germany do
upou us? And you are noi asuauieu
to pretend before the world that we
are in an united kingdom with you,
and f.-ee subjects of the queen like you,
enjcyldg the rights of tree men under
th smmn constitution! Well. Ireland
now offers you in this home-rule ssuemo
forgiveness and reconciliation, and a
tureand guaranteed friendly connexion.
We promise and bind ourselves to live
under the same crown with you aud to
give our support lo your empire, pro
vidfd you will let us live beside you ou
honorable terms. Only give up your
insolent pretension to be our masters iu
our own proper affairs- to be our own
ers, as if we were your slaves or your
beasts of burden; admit o.'urriaht to a
free constitution and toourorvn parlia
ment of the queeu, lords, and commons
of Ireland. Thus may ypu happJ'y end
our national quarrel, removing rom
your national conscience the stain of a
blaeK-crime, ana inaKing me insn peo
ple your menus instead 01 your enemies.
In conclusion. I wish to say that I am
well aware that no dominant nation
and least of all England, yields iu
case like this to mere considerations of
ju'ticc or cencrosity. it is ouly from
considerations of her Interest that
I look for Ensiand's consent
home-rule. Individual Englishmen
there certainly are the recent division
is proof of tlie fact who do feel it their
duty to inquire into even Ireland's com
plaint, and who are generous euough to
bid tlicir country Klve up a proutauie
iniquity because It is an iniquity, uui
tlie mass of the English people will
hardlv care to trouble themselves about
the case of Ireland until the iiuestiou
seems to bear directly and immediately
upon their material interest, uircuni
stances mav soon brlnsr the Irish ques
tiou intosuch a position: meantime, it
is best for both parties that each should
truly know the other's mind; I am, sir,
your obedient servant, jno. maktin.
meet la mass-meeting to nominate dele- king, lords aud commons, acknonl
t th Kioto nnnTuition Tt la in 1 edeed and declared to be established
f . 1 1 .! ,i in i i,,! i forever, and never thereafter to be ques
ts "us ... ttoue,i or queetionable-the right of
one. Letiissenamen loasnvuieun-1 which, in 1800, by means forever iu
iwtrtieted and ready to unite on that i famous, England rolibed her sister couu
man In West Tennessee whose nomlna- i try- It would have been pointed out
UonwiUeoUneharmonyandstre.gtl, JS&W JSS
Noroan we over-estimate the Import- a conquered country, by force and in
aooe of the congressional elections. We violation of the constitution. It is
look forward to the nominations to be
made for congress with more than ordi
nary interest. In all the districts in the
State, but one or two, the majority in
favor of the Democratic party is so well
assured that there will be a sharp
rivalry in most of them for
i nation. There is no objection to
this. On the contrary, an active and
that the Irish neonle have
never consented to the abolition of their
national parliament, and that In every
, year since 1800, bad a free vote of the
; population been taken, it would have
given a vast majority for self-govern-i
ment. It is now for the first time that
the Irish neonle are enabled, without
uom" ! enormous personal sacrifices, to
declare their real itolitical sentiment
in the form dictated to them by this
animated eompeiHioc among the imme
diate friends and adherents of the as
pirant will be productive of great good,
provided earn aspirant and his friends
will resolve to bend all their energies as
earnestly for the election of the nomi
nee, An interest manifested in making
nominations, awakens an interest
among the voters. It will attract public
parliament. Aud they declare before
this parliament, by electing a maj rity
of hoiue-iulew, what their real eHti
atent k. We affirm that had the Irish
people as extended electoral righto as
the English, they would return nearly
nine-tenths of their parliamentary rep
resentation to declare for home-rule. I u
Ireland ouly one lu twenty-five of the
population has tlie parliamentary fran
chise. Let Ireland have one elector to
every eleven of the population, as you
attention to the different gentlemen i have in this country, and it will not be
meoueaed, ana uireet inejr utouguis 10 nrty-nine, but ninety nome-tulers that
win iw seni 10 iuoimiu restoration 01
their country's rights, and to offer recon-
dilation and friendship, provided only
you will loyally accept them on honora
ble terms. More tbau this, frankly re
cognising the facts of our geographical
position, aud of our connection with the
crown, and of your twperior strencth,
and anxiously desiring to avert from our
country the dangers of violent revolu
tion, we ofler to bind ourselves by con
stitutional guarantees to assure our con-
i necUon with England, and to let Kug-
iauu ouuunue vonave Hie use ot Iimi
Intellect, Irish blood and Irish treaure
in support of her empire.
Not to trouble you with a letter of
needless length, I take only one of the
prime minister's arguments (one which
seemed greatly to amuse himself and
the house), aud try to give it a serious
n w we argument resorUd to
witty statesman against th
speech of my friend, the honorable
momber for Louth. It is a mistake we
are assured by the minister) to regard
the evM oanooqnonces of inactivity. It
wiH be seea from another column that
Hon. W. T. Avery has announced him
self a oaudhiate for th- congressional
nomination. The names of others have
been mentioned. The Appeal will aim
to do Justice to all. It Is useless for u t
tj command Mr. Avery to the voter of
this district, as we presume there is
no man more generally or more favora
bly known. The coming congress will
no doubt be composed of many
more men of broad aud
liberal views than have sat
in the national eonneUs since tlie
boglMtag of the war. In fact, we may
roasoaafciy hope that such men will
For the Sunday A!peM
BY MART E. rOrK.
IlaanUf ul as the daylight,
Willi MheU tinted cheek.
And Kukl n rlngleU bright.
And blneeyeHRhyand meek.
Was lite Willy who came wneii my heart was
And fragrance and bloom In my pathway
Iteautiinl kllll, wlienatooping
Voting manhood ' lofty erect.
To my lond embrace fain fctooplng,
UftillnlfimlnH watf Dresfc6d:
And th teDdereM, kulghtllest love e"re given
io motherhood, maue my carta a nearen.
BeantUnl, brave, and knightly,
111, iair yonng Ufe he gave,
!UlUin nobly, rightly
HlhttntlVA lAttli lARaVe:
And despairing 1 thought my heart was dead
v lien jl lam in ine uu tuai. uciu wcnu.
llut I dumbly took up the duty
in my destut path thai lay:
Then a blossom of woudroas beauty
,od Minttoebetrmr way:
And my heart woke rip uom lis tranca of
To the grandmother love, at a baby's breath.
Beautlml, dark-browM boy.
With tender, grey. bquld eye.
On hl8 red tip 1 aw with Joy,
Then Willy onra more wax the household
That my pulies all to music stirred.
Oh!t e riches, the balm, tlie blotting.
Of Mshli year's life to me!
So lull of faweet care&dng,
Oi alt love'a harmony !
Ifnw 1 tltutilraal .tin All t'tlh.P AVPTV linQf.
For tlie gift endued with luchhivUing power!
Kelt from my arms he's bleeping
Under the green hill tod.
While 1 tut in my chamber weeping
Again beneath the rod ;
Vmi rrt ,n hu.p till. i1ail hfllltlfllnr f&&t.
Thai no more to my cutstretcltt-d armswlll
llut tho Father by whom wm given
That bairn to my wounded heart,
lilt gilt from my grasp balk riven,
And he will heal the smart;
And wl.l work again to the hands Supply,
Which j empty now and nerveles lie.
And I kuow that m v darlings live
TnffOttMM In I ' J r ml 1 1 f
For Faith, my soul bright gleam doth
ih 11m varnlD? to suffice..
f rom a woriu wxere tue vauwuteu tuvesui uii
Await us to consummate their bliss.
11 BUM A ND9, AUgUSl 1, 1ST I.
predominate in the next house of repte- ?ww'
. -i- t .t t,, .t. ... by too
eongreas of intellect and information.
Hon who will have behind them such
records among their own people as will
o w .hM they are indeed exponenU of j Sfee.1
the popnlar will and Ute ipular feeliLg I people are not couuend until they
of their eoBotituents. This oongresskm-, consent to the rule ot tlie would-be con-
Miuerors. witat Mr. Kullivoi, .11. i . ...
was that Bnglisii rule treated Ireland as
1 if It wtrt st ntktuiiiAKMl wii . .... . .
nd her represontoUve Interest placed I Hwert that tills is the fact and tiii-li-
a! diet rtet, the groat mettopolitan dis-
triet of Tennessee, must be redeemed,
In the keeping of one selected as their
guardian hy the real people.
TIIK nUAU UKJIOCKAIT.
"We no longer hear the old babble
about the "dead Democracy." The
Bartlett platform recognizes the Demo
cratic party as the only organisation
confronting Radicalism, and it is evi
dent that the Democratia' "party will
soon be restored to power. The follow
ing from, the New York WtUL shows
that H is steadily marching to victory :
"We have still another illustration in
the list of the governors of the thirty
beven States of the Union. In 1670,
only four years ago, there were but six
Democrat! governors in ofllce, xiz:
Halght. of California; Saulebury, of
Delaware; Stevenson, of Kentucky;
liawie, of Maryland; Randolph, of New
Jersey, and Hoffman, of lew York.
Those werethe days when it was sneer
incly saW -that the Democra-ic party
wis "dead," To-day there are seventeen
Democratic governors, not counting
Booth of California, and Baxter of
Arkansas, who may be classed among
the opponeuw f i" trs"' eiiuoiican
oraaniMtioB. The Democratic oftlciKls
auu, mi prove 11, 1 aes you to supixm
that English protection were away, and
iww. Bvtav ioiwju iwwer lavaueu aud
took iwssessiou of Ireland, aud proceed,
ed to rule the country s a conqueror.
In the ease supposed, what are the eviU
that the Ittsh would have to endure tin
der the rule of that foreign eomniHror?
We should, no doubt, be taxed without
ourcouxent. Oumationalreveoues would
I MUtllnVfHl ffW tlu. U.ltti. ,u,p ..1 .. "... ... W"I""
Tr, i.r.i:rvn 'Tjrrr . : ,,BW ouf. t ot a true one,
. 'i.uu.ii urn vuuinmui
1). W. Voorbees opened the Demo
cratic campaign at Terreilaute.Indiana,
"Your "future husband seems very ex
aetlug; he has been stimulating for all
sorts of things," said a mother to her
daughter who was ou the point of be
ing married. "Never mind, mamma,"
said the affectionate girl, who was al
ready dressed for the ceremony, "these
are his last wishes."
Henri Itochefort and his dauirbter
have been fursome days in .London. M.
Itocbefort has hit upon the queei plan
of disjcmit'atiug his forthcoming Lan
t'Te by photographing it in miniature,
as they did dispatches during the siege
of rails, aud in the same way scattering
11 tlirougli trance by means ot carrier-
The Itonaon Fire brigade Is composed
of four hundred men, and is comm.nded
by Captain K. M. rjbaw, who has st sal
ary $0000. The cost of the brigade for
1S73 was $350,000, $G0,00l) of which is
paid by Ui board of underwriter. It
is probably the most efficiently and
economically managed lire department
It is the opiuion of many critics in
Loudon tltat Mine. Nilsson Lt rapidly
singing herself out of the rank of great
artists. In Trovaiorc at Drury Lane,
two or three weeks ago, she sang out of
time, and tune, and interpolated varia
tions of her own which made Sir Mi
ebael ('-star's hair staud ott entl. Her
""me ooitceptiou of "ijeouora" was a
In the work of observing the transit of
Venus next December are setting forth,
or have already started on their distant
and, In some tnses, dlfllcult Journeys.
Venus, on her part, Is advancing toward
tho part of her path whero she makes
the transit on which bo much depends.
She is traveling onward, in other
wprds, toward Uiat particular passage
between the eartli and sun which carries,
her so near to a line joining the centers
i of those bodies that sue will appear, as
seen from the eartli, to croa me sun's
face. Without discussing the closely
scientific considerations on which tho
lmiwrlance of this astronomical phe
nomenon depends, let us inquire what
those nations who take the lead In sfl
eutilic irfeirch aie preparing to do to
ward the utilization of tlie various meth
ods of observation which the occasion
suggests as available for determining
the sun's distance. These methods may
bo thus described and classified. At the
basis of all the methods lies the fact that
Venus, as seen from different jiarU of
the earth at any instant of the transit,
will appear projected on different
(though always closely adjaceiy) psrts
of the sun's face. If two observers, at
widelv-senarated stations on the earth,
were at the tame instant to determine
thb exact aDnarcnt place of Venus on
the sun's face, the comparison of their
observations wouiu snow now mncii ve
nus was displaced in direction, and since
the distance between the two observers
would be known it would be possible to
determine the distance of Venus
from tho earth; the cnie corresponding
precisely to the determination of tbe
distance of some territorial object by
means of observations of its direction as
seen from the two ends of a measured
baseline. Determining the distance of
Venus would bo equivalent to ueterm
Ining the sun's distance, because the
proportions of tho solar system are per
fectly wen janown, so iuai me uieaaui la
ment of any one distance within the
Bvstem elves the scale of the whole sys
tem, including, of course, the distance
of the earth from the sun. We shall call
this method the direct method. In old
times as. for instance, when the trans
its of 1761 and 17C9 were expected the
direct method was considered to Involve
too many dlfllculties, and to require too
great a nicety of observation to be avail
able. Hccce Haliey was led to devise
his famous method, tbe only one, it
mav be remarked iu passinc which Sir
J. Herschel and Sir George Airy have
tnougnt wormy 01 description in their
widely-known astronomical treaties.
Halley's method may be thus described:
Let two observers, one nt a northern
and the other at a southern station,
note how long Venus takes in complet
ing the passage? acros3 tho sun's face
along the two dillerent TUU13 she will
seem to follow as seen by them; it will
be easy thence to infer the lengto ot the
twt iatha so traversed by Venus, and
thus to determine their distance apart
upon the sun's face, which Is. of course.
just that displacement of Venu9 which
we want to ascertain. This is Halley's
method, though it need hardly be said
that its application involves complex
details, a description of which would
here be quite out of place. The method
has this drawback, thafeach observer
must see tile whole transit, and a1) a
transit may last several hours the choice
of statious becomes limited; for tho
earth's rotation in live or six hours
largely shifts the actual position of the
observer. It was this circumstance
which led Delisle to devise his method,
in which this particular difficulty is got
rid of. There is necessarily one part of the
earth where the transit beirins earli&st.
and another where it begins latest.
if eiTP 18 f t&rtU, bei"S otOol5o8-anorIdallum-8 burled beaker,
.Mte each other. If one observer is at ' frtti nv time.
ouC of these parts and another at tlie on-1 Displays such hues as tint with magic Honor
. . t. - . 1 1 1. .. A. I Yon cnnacblime.
IMIHIIQ t'ajt. uuu eauu iiuLKHiim mnmpni
iuuotion with the western division of
the Russian observing army. Iastly In
North India, a region which had been
unaccountably overlooked in the origi
nal scheme of operations, a parly will
lie stationed for observing and photo
graphing tbe whole transit. Tlie actual
sum voted by tbe English government
amounts to fifteen thousand pounds a
sum by the way, which is less tban n
third of the cost to Kagland of the
Tiehborne trial. Germany, like Amer
ica, will only occupy stations whence
the wholo transit can be seen, and will
send out three chief expeditions, "one
probably to the Harbor of Chefoo, in
China; one to the Auckland islands
and one to the Macdonald islands, un
lfs this L'rourt should be found to pre
unt fm inanv iliflletiltfre!. in which
case the expedition last named will go
toKcrguelen Land." A photogiapbie
expedition will also be dispatched to
Persia. Germany alone of all the ob
serving nations win place consiuerauie
reliance on the direct method. France,
like America, has declined to occupy
the Delislean stations ("the Marquesas
and Suez) assigned her by the astrono
mer royal, selecting in preierence live
Halleyan stations, vis, two in North
China! one In Japan, one. In Campbell
island, and one in St, Paul's Island
With the two last uamed stations, Mac
donald island and Crozet island, four
out of six trroupj of southern islands
which last year come somehow to be de
scribed as "little moro man geograpu
ical mythe," will bo occupied. In all
including lixed observations, as Mei
bourne. Cane Town. Madras, and to on
and private observing parties, as that of
Lorn ijindsay, Colonel Campbell, and
the like, it is probable that there will be
about seventy stations, aud that as
many as two hundred observers will be
ready to watch, weather permitting, the
progress of the most important astro
nomical phenomena of tbe present cen
tury, 'me only weatc point in tne line
of operations is the paucity of southern
stations, though in this respect there
has been a great improvement since last
year, when only half as many was pro
vided for. However, astrom mere can
not remodel the earth to suit their re
quirements; and if proper provision
Wre made at Cape Town, at some sta
tion in Natal, and in South Madagas
car for applying the direct and photo
graphic methods (very advantageously
applicable there), ltmlgnt fairly be said
that no oniHirtunitv which the occasion
offers had been lost sight of. PosMb'y
something may Etill be done for these
statious; and then'come what come
may," astronomers will have nothing
to reproach themselves witn ncreatter.
the jianvcvr Moos.
BY BLUM P. ALLERTOX.
Again the tlpened grain la cleanly khorn;
Again the earth her yearly bounty- yield:
Again the fefceartsi stand clnateretf In the fields
l.lKe golden tenu. - Along the tasseled com
The night wind rustles; and the orchard trees
Utter low wht pen to each passing Breeze.
And once again hangs calmly overall
The harvest moon. ISeneatn this druky
This dreamy summer softness, sweet and
While cooling dews In till my silence fall.
Come out ana stand, your arm about me so,
Twai tbns we stood togetberyean agti.
Justunch a night as this! Just so the leaves
Whispered above our heads: Just so the com
Kustltd befoie the wheat-field, newly shorn:
Just so like tents stood up the clustered
And royally above us, on her throne
Of dusky blue, sat the full harvest-mown.
Well I remem tier what yon said to me
I'mler Uie mnonllstit, what were my replies,
a mt what 1 rpjul mi clearly lnvoureves.
Twas sweeter tban the moonbeams! And I
Just as saw It then, that tender light.
As then It shone ou me, 11 shines to-night.
And that was long ago. We two hnve trod
Ways often steep and rugjed.and our rose
Has often borne-Its thom; yet still it blows
In fragrant clutters by the stony road.
Beneath the harvest-moon my eyes are wel
With happy teara-I keep my lover yet.
AN ACGOVT MIARISE.
BY T. O. AFPLETOir, IX OLD ASH SEW.
As watte with worshiping awe a Faraee,
The eastern skies.
Ti 1 his god come; so stand I, mute and
To watch him rise.
Ah ! see on the dim horizon's margent
A TMarlv clow.
Where fused with night, a kindling faint and
Soars irom below.
It quickens, widens, and ascending ever,
Sends Javelins on ;
And plants on ebon mount and dusky river.
A shining sclmctar is drawn In heaven ;
un 11 ine worn
In mystic cbaractersof tire engraven
"Allah the Lotdl"
Onsomefarbeach long rosy surges, breaking,
Bear wU It of cold.
Which, dip and fly, ihelr airy streamers
Fold after fold.
oftime when tlie transit begins, tlie
comparison of these recorded efwehs
will lead to a determination of the dis
tance of Venus; because manifestly it
will show what effect a separation of the
inu uoeenera ot uxuuy miles pro
duces on the apparent position of Venti3.
aud this, as we have already said, is the
fact which lies at the basis of the whole
matter. Clearly a similar principle ap
plies uuie euu ui tue transit, oucu is
Delisle's method, which can be atnilied
either at the beginning or at the end of
that interval of time throughout which
tbe Halleyan observer has to view the
sun. There Is a difficulty, however.
even in Delisle's method. The observ
ers are far apart, and one of them can
only Know the actual time at tbe sta
tion of the other by knowing the
exact dillerence of longitude between
me two sta'ions, as wen, ot course, as
his own local time. In Halley's method
an mat nas been determined with spe
cial care iu the interval between the be
ginning and end nfthe transit; and a
very onliuary clock will indicate the
lengtn 01 a iime-intervai, wbereas a
very accurate clock is required to indi
cate the exact instant of time when a
certain event takes place. A moment's
consideration will show the dillerence
between the two matters. When the
Derby la run, tbe duration of the race
can easily be determined by a stop
watch, tboueh such a watch mav trnf
show the true time; as long as it does
not lose or gain appreciably during the
time that the race lasts, it still serves
the required purpose. But it would be
another and a much more difficult mat
ter to determine the exact moment of
Greenwich time when the winninp
horse reached the goal (snnposTne. for
the sake of illustration, that
felt tho least Interest in detei mining
such a point). Tbe fourth and last
method consists iu the application of
photography to record the position of
Venus on the sun's faceatanv insLint.
This gives tbe means of making a com
parison precisely like that Involv.! in
the direct method. In fact, the nhoto-
The foam of falls, the light in eyes when
The sheen of shells,
Aurora's footptinl shall surpass, defying
All lustre eh.
With burnished rods of gold, day's heralds
And making room,
Proclaim to eirlh aud heaven his swift ap
pearing. Whose loss is doom.
They hang their banderoles ou azure high
lands And cloudy knolls:
While a dim music thrlUs the attentive si
lence. ' As on it rolls.
The small birds hear It, and lu slumbrous
Begin to sing.
Till Nature feels the pulsing glory streaming
The vassal earth stirs; and the gentle breezes
Which are Its breath.
Lift from Its heart the stupor that leleases
fiom night-long death.
Kneel ye In homage: swing
To him who is
s your sovereign and ours;
PEX-I'OBTKAIT OF SIRS. TJITO..
"Mrs. Elizabeth R. Tilton is a lady of
about forty years of age. Sbe is under
medium bight, with black hair and
eyes, a face that Is Interesting, though
not beautiful, with an expression that
indicates unusual sensibility una senti
mentality rather tban intellectual force
or refinement, ller appearance is
modest and her air peculiarly sincere
and confiding. Her manners are easy
and natural, with a simple grace which
Is more pleasing than what passes for
elegance in polite society. Her prevail
ing mood is profoundly serious, lit up
with occasional gleams of joy and some
times breaking into a beautiful playiul-
ness. At times, when her feelings are
pleasantly excited and her face glows
with expression, sbeappearsreanynanu-
some; at other times, when depressed or
wearied or uuexcited.her eye is lusteness
and her face is dull and unattractive.
TUB I'lIMTi: OF THE GULF.
She is a good housekeeper and an excel-
1 rvtnll.A .fiH-nfmlN' fnml nf I r
graphic method only differs from the children, and' doing more for them, and
direct method in this, that, instead of I spending more time in reading to them
the observer measuring the position of
veiius, uienin is maue to Dictum hla
own disc, with Venus upon it. The
four metnoJs, then, available for observ-
mga transit 01 veuus are: (1) Halley's.
(21 Delisle's, (3) the nbotoirranliic. anil
(4) the direct method. Here we havn
arranged these methods according to
huropeau estimate of their probable
value. American astronomers are tlis
IKtsed to retard the bhotoirranhic meth.
ou as certainty superior in value to De
lisle's, and probably to Halley's. And
now let us inquire what arrangements
the different scientific nations are mak
ing for applying these various methods.
The pas must unquestionably lie given
m nmeuii, siui'u not oniy nas America
assigned a much larger sum than any
other to meet the expenses of tho various
expeditions, but sbe has also undertaken
to occupy stations whi h aro Mm
difficult of access and tho least iiInaKatit
of tenure. In numlter the Anwrinn
stations are eizht, of which three are in
the northern hemisphere and five in tho
southern.. The northern statious are
placed as follows: One at WiaditnwfnL-.
one near Yokohama, aud one in north
China. Jot many months auo Anier.
and talking with them than most
mothers. Her tastes and habits are do
mestic, sentimental, and religious rather
than esthetic or literary; her reading
has not been extensive, and her favorite
pictures are valuable for their sentiment
rather than artistic excellence or imagi
native power. She has had seven chil
dren, four of whom are llvinir. The
eldest is a daughter, of more than ordi
nary maturity of mind and force of
character. Sbe resembles her father
much more tban the other children so
much that she would be recongnized as
his daughter by those who are familiar
with his features. Her home, on Liv
ingston street, ws once peculiarly at
tractive and charming by affection that
lined its rooms with a climate 01 sum
mer and a fragrance as of blooming
roses; it was tastiully furnished, graced
with exquisite pictures, made poetic by
me uispoeiuon anu arrangement 01 its
contents, and the ideal element visible
and palpable in every apartment. It
seemed to realize the ideal of home.
"Of Mrs. Tilton's married life It is obvi
ously indelicate and unbecoming to say
much, bhe was naturally religious, and
united with the cuurcn wnen young,
From ihe Charleston News and Courier.
as he was usually called, was a French
man by birth; he early enlisted in the
French navy, and soon fell Into the
hands of the English, by whom he was
cruelly treated, Kept a long lime In
orison, and only liberated when brouaht
by confinement and torture to the very
borders of tne grave, ne mus acquired
a hatred of the English, which he took
occasion to gratify on the occasion of
me memoraoie aiiacs on jew urieans.
Of his early life, more than the above Ii
not known. That he was wild, restless
and daring; cold, unscrupulous and
cruel, may well be imagined. The first
positive glimpse we got of his mature
life is at the island of Grand Terre, or
Barataria, an undulating piece of land,
live or six miles long, some sixty miles
west of the delta of the Mississippi.
Here, in a good harbor, in a strong nat
ural positioD, made stronger by forts
and batteries well armed and manned,
Jean Iialltte, with six or eight hundred
men, and eight or ten vessels, establish
ed his headquarters, about the
year 1S07. From this strong
hold his cruisers went forth
sometimes under one flag and sometimes
under another, plundering the rich mer
chantmen which were traversing the
gulf on their way to a profitable market.
But Lafltte repelled the appellation of
pirate. He claimed to be only a "priva
teer." Spain had become involved in
war with her South American colonies,
and the latter were sending out priva
teers to prey upon Spanish commerce.
From the government of Cartagena,
Lafltte obtained a commission, and en
tered upon a career of plunder, little
caring what flag his victims bore so they
covered a rich ca-go. Spanish, French,
English and American were all the same
to him, and he soon became a terror to
all honest navigators. The ravages of
the Alabama and other Confederate crui
sers were small compared with the havoc
maue by .LiMte's piratical iieet. it is
estimated that fourhundred richly-laden
ships were captured by him and his lieu
tenants, tneir cargoes Demg marKeieu in
New Orleans, into which port they were
smuggled. Finally, in 1813, the j.u
thoiities of Louisiana, weary of the
lawlessness carried on so near their
borders, Issued a proclamation through
Governor Claiborne, dated New Or
leans, March 15, 1813, reciting the nu
merous acts 01 piracy anu smuggling
with which the occupants of Barataria
were charged, and ordered them to dis
perse. The proclamation was disre
garded, and soon after the governor of
fered a reward of five thousand dollars
for Lafitte's head. This was shoitly
followed by a counter-proclamation
from the pirate, promising a rewartl of
lifty thousand dollars to any one who
would deliver Governor Claiborne into
his hands. Matters were in this con
dition, when, late in 1814, the English
resolved to attack New Orleans. But
the difficulties in ascending the Missis
sippi were numerous, and they finally
resolved to seek a passage through Bara
taria and its bayous: and. considering
our relation between the authorities of
New Orleans and tbe piratical crew at
that point, they weie confident ot at
taching Lalitte to their interest. Thus,
on the thirtieth of August, 1814, t ap
tain Lockyer, ot the Britishsbip Sophie,
sailed on that mission. The Baratarian
chief then had eleven hundred men un
der his command, and thirteen armed
vessels, fjaptaiu liockyer was per
mitted to land, and had a private inter
view with tlie pirate, at which he of
fered him, as a reward for his co-opera
tion, fifty thousand dollars in
coin, a commission in his majesty's
navy, and a free pardon for himself and
followers. Lafltte requested ten days
for consideration, pretending a desire to
consult some of his associates who were
then absent. As before intimated, La
litte hated the English on account of
their cruelty to him in early life. His
iuteres, too, was with the Americans.
New Orleans was hi3 best market for
stolen goods, and it was important that
he should conciliate the American gov
ernment Therefore, he instantly de
parted for New Orleans, presented him
self before Governor Claiborne in dis
guise, laid before him the dispatches
from Captain Lockytr, and others from
Lattite, promising to aid the American
cause, if pardoned. At the time of his
arrival an expedition was fitted out to
drive the pirates from their stronghold,
and he asked that it be delayed. Clai
borne laid the letters before his council,
but they would not believe them genu
ine, and the expedition was ordered to
sail. Sorely disappointed, Lafltte re
turned, but before lie reached his quar
ters his forts had been attacked, his fleet
sunk or captured, and his men
scattered. Tne spoil that fell into
tbe hands of the Americans
amounted to five hundred thou 'and dol
lars. It was too late to accept the nat
tering overtures from the English, even
if he was so inclined, and his only sal
vation was in an American alliance.
He accordingly again wrote to Clai
borne, saying that he and his command
were "willing to enroll themselves
against the enemy. General Jackson
was consulted, and was strongly in fa
vor of the scheme. Accordingly, Gov
ernor Claiborne issued a proclamation,
concluding as follows: "I. therefore do
somewhat more out of tbe reach of jus
tice." But, strange to say, the govern
ment took no notion, and the rover who
had len tho President's guest still
scoured Ihe aea for booty. His
force Increased until his navy consisted
of thirteen armed vessels, manned by
one thousand men. The largest of h&
ships mounted fourteen heavy guns.
In 1819 tho collector of New Orleans
again wrote to his government, urging
tlie breaking up of the band, and said :
'On the part of these pirates we have to
contend with, we behold an extended
and organized system of enterprise, of
ingenuity, of indefatlgability, and of
audscity, favored by a variety of local
advantages, and supported always by
force of arms." In 1821 decisive action
was taken, and Lieutenant Kearney,
with the Enterprise, appeared before
Galveston and demanded its immediate
evacuation. There was no alternative,
and in two months the last of tbe pirates
had fled, and organized American pira
cy became a thine of the nast. Lafltte
died In Yucatan four years alter, and Is
uurieu 1a lue nine village 01 falian, about
fifteen miles from Merida the capital.
A IIKIUUT FAHILY.
- . ill C 4.- . uuhcti
ICan aStrOUOnierS Wore dlStKWetl tl. UK. nn.l V.o.1 Uo ir, tha Kiimltiv.u.hnrl
ceue to a request expressed by Sir She was attached to all persons of a re-
Oteorge Airy ttiat they SllOUld OCCIinv a. I lluinna o.st nr mini! nml nortfonlnrl
station on one of the Sandwich islands friendly to her pastor, to whom she
for applying Delisle method to tho be- 1 leaned, perhaps more than was well for
i.t nr. 1 .... nf 1 1 1 .1 I .1 1. 1 1 . ' 1 . . . . - . ...
bn ? , ' J"?y ut- 1 eitner. uneiosi evidence 01 ner rengi-
cllueil to go, as he suggested, to Tahiti ou sincerity Is furnished by the fact that
0C Marquesas, pointing OUt that at thlWA her luicl.nnil h ,!ufV.n,lu,l han Innir
stations only the beginning of the trans- aud by his emphatic statements before
It can be seen, while at their selected the committee. If she has sinned, he
Asiatic stations both the beginning aud contends, that was through the blinding
end can be seen under equally favoro- j of her conscience and the misleading of
u,Ctouuu..,. "w ure Hiutuern sia- ner mind, and be acquits her of guilt
tioustobe occupied by America are 1 whitnlin wiit)irni mlmn if hv
are Ingersoll, of Connecticut; Ponder,
or Delaware: quiih'i ui ueuiKia; iieu
drieks, of Indiana; Leslie, of Kentucky:
fltwiius. of Maryland; Jlradley, of NtJ
vada; Westoiii of New Hatnpshinj;
think ixoper to rule us in form 01 law.
the legislation and administration
would disregard Irish ideas aud Irish in
terests so far as they seemed to coulliet
with the interests or eaprtous of the rul
ing country. The civil ami military of
ficers administeriiig our affairs and ald
with our money would be made respou
ttible, not to Ireland, but to the ruling
country. The Irish would be kept dis
jMJ, and the country would be occu
(Kevly military force under the com
mand of our conqurer. We should have
no rigiit to our properties or lives but at
t' e MUferance of our foreign master and
ow'.r. Upon the other hand, our
foreign rulers say the Germans, or the
.Russians, or the Turks would kill none
of us except for violent resistance to
their rule. They would maintain social
order and tbe rights of' property. They
would maintain, also, the ordinary ad
ministration oLji Hico between man and
inaBo far at sveial order audcomuion
just tM might Wt seem to hurt the in
terest of their domination. ' Judg
ing from the examples of But-
Parker, of Mew Jersey; Alien, tUho; I ria Austria. Germany all of them
Qrover, of preeni urown, 01 leunt- emuirea which bold or have held
eee; Coke, of Texas; Kemper, of Vir- fjrWgn peoples lu subiectloa-our con
stat, and layior, 01 vvmooiisiu.j id ; qUeror would let usyrein peace, let us
ictrt tho Hat ataod fcix Onnosltion to fhir-
ty-one Eepublioans. In 1874 it fc thuds
nineteen Opposition to seventeen Be
puljlleans, excluding Kellogg, of Lou
isiana, who was not fclected govefruer,
and who exercises
the protection 01
er now ongy by w
1 24 crates, fresb, at
allon, in store, 15V
r car-load lots.
ealesof 60 and 100
losper and inuUltd aodfrow fat upon I
the fortuity of onr and abounding
means and facilitioKfor manufactures''
and trade which Giy has bestowed
upon lrelaud. The Pies are kept sub- i
itv niiasia; me Iuheariana and 1
Ky very miu, .r:' , . '
.,,7, .inl.ni after Bolferluo !
ana unchanged, .j nP 1
shade higher? No. jiUv ten
wunu uiuit vuv! iLfti,.lflSf
jot down, nut I
A rommiaslnn nf ,,r,,,n..
ciety of ltuaslan-manufacture and trade
has rejjorted iu favor of the construction
of a railroad I etwecnKussla and China,
tu..UiV blberia-. The road will traverse
a thickly populated country, and open
up cattle and wool-growing districts
now isolated from the world. It will
commence with a fortified town In
western Itussia, and ultimately reach
Mrs. "Woodhull, Miss Claflin and
Fanny Wright Davis think it -very
strange that people who never had a
word to say against King David for fall
ing In love with another man's wjfe
and sending her husband to tbe front of
battle to be killed, now denounce Henry
Ward Beecher for loving another man's
wife, although lie never dreamed of
sending him Into the army even as a
"There is a young lady at Long
Branch who bathes In silk stockings."
Iu every instanoe, In which we have
personally investigated the case, we
have found that the young lady who
bathes publicly in silk stockings makes
that mysterious part of hex wardrobe, not
intended to be profaned by even aglance.
from tbe eagle-eye of man, out of goods
bought at a dolhir-store at twelve and a
half cents a yard.
Simon Sturges, of Allen town, Penn
sylvania, died recently at the ago of
seventy-nine. He had been married
four times, the weddings having been
on his fortieth, Hftletii, sixtieth and
seventieth birthday. Hla last wife was
dead, too, and It Is 'likely that, had Mr.
Sturges lived another year, he would
have celebrated his eblhtitth birthdav
in the accustomed style! because the lo-
M paper eays no was very raemoai-
'esmania. New Zealand, ami rimtlmm
island on tho east, and Macdonald is
land aud one of the Crozet islands on tha
west. It has only recently become
known that they will endeavor to occu
py Macdonald island and the Crozets,
aud their decision may be regarded as
not altogether independent of dismis
sions which have taken place iu this
country. At all theie stations, northern
as well as southern, the whole transit
win ne visiuie; chief reliarce will be
placed on Halley's and Hie photographic
method, though of course neither De
lisle's nor the direct method will bo
neglected, liussia must be placed after
America, though coming first as regards
tbe number of stations to be occupied,
since she will place oliservers at no less
than twenty-seven stations. All these
lie withiu her own territory, so that the
actual expense is not proportionate to
their number, and fall considerably
short of the sum which the American
government has granted to provide for
only eight stations. Tho Kusslau ob
serving forces are divided Into two chief
groups. One array of observers, spread
over a region extending from the Black
sea along the southern parts of Western
Siberia to tho neighborhood of Lake
Baikal, is intended to observe tbe end
of tho transit which in this region will
bo retarded In other words, this may
be regarded its the Drfbdean division of
the Itusslan observing army. The other
will occupy eleven stations in Eastern
Siberia, whence the wholo transit will
be seen, and will form tho Halleyan di
vision of the Itusslan army. This, the
most important division, will be well
provided with photographic appliances
by which to supplement the efforts of
the American astronomers occupying,
as already indicated, a region somewhat
further to tha east. The English forces,
ail befits the greatest marathne nation
in the world, may be more widely
spread. With tbe exception of that
part of the expedition whluh Is des
tined for Egypt, and which will set
forth in October, ihe observing parties
have already leit this country, They
will occupy nine different stations. Or
iginally five only were suggested, and
at, all of these the Delislean method
alone was to have been employed; but
iu iB?jjuww w appeals too strongly urged
to be resisted, other stations have been
taken rains to say that she was a devot
ed christian women,' said Mr. Tilton on
examination; 'a tender, delicate, kindly
christian woman. Hers is one of the
white souls.' "
TKMsTATIOSS OF JIINISTEKS.
From tbe Boston Herald.
An English religious paper published
some years ago a striking article upou
the peculiar temptations of clergymen.
The substance of it was that clergymen
were more seriously tempted tban other
men because they were thrown into the
way of women In highly emotional
states of mind, who look upon them
with perfect confidence. A recent
writer in opposition to spiritualism says
that "religious, sexual instincts are veiy
closely united, so closely united as to be
inseparable. " "The lives of priests,
ecstatic, devotees, and media aie so
many records of sexual derangement."
It is tbe women that crowd the churches
of Christendom, and conversion usually
occurs at puberty. A large class of
women act very foolishly toward a favo
rite preacher. Bead the story of love-
letters received by Mr. Beecher, and be
assured that hois not an exceptional
case. Every clergymen under middle
life, especially If unmarried, is more or
less annoyed by the attentions of tho
females of his flock, aud this is peculiarly
true of the most pious ot them. Some
body has said that women are more re
ligious than men, but less moral. This
is not always a matter of sex, but rather
of temperament. Women do not stop
to reason. They take sides instinctive
ly, and go with all their might for the
slue they have taken. They are as
active in driving out a minister they do
not like as in sustaining a favorite. A
man like Mr. Beecher, with bis emotion
al and fervent nature, hla personal mag
netism, his liberality and charity, would
naturally be adored by those female par
hboners whose ploua zeal overcame
their reasoning .powers. The world
abounds in illustrations of tempted min
isters, and many, alas! have fallen. A
sneering correspondent, who seems to
have kepi an account, reckons a black
list of one hundred and fifty-seven In
the last six years'. The minister's dan
ger is greater, of course. If he is mated
M. D. Conway writes from London
to the Cincinnati Commercial: "Mr.
Gal ton's theory of tbe way in which intel
lectual power runs in families finds a re
markable illustration in the case of the
Brights. On the platform at the great
the other day, no fewer than five mem
bers of the family were prominent, and
the whole movement is really directed
by them. Two of the most eloquent ad
dresses were delivered r y ladies of this
family rone Mrs. McLaren, a sister
ot John Bright and wife of Duncan
McLaren, representative in parliament
for the University of Edinburgh;
tbe other Miss. Ella Ashworth, a
beautiful young lady who is the niece of
John Bright. Near by sat another Miss
Ashworth, her sister, who Is also distin
guished in this movement. By Mrs Mc
Laren's side sat Mrs. Lucas, another
sister of John Bright, and widow of the
late Samuel Lucas, founder and editor
of the Morning Star, which ditLsomuch
service to every liberal cause In Its day.
And of course, Mr. John Bright was
present, looking all tbe stronger for the
relief his former constituency at Man
chester have given him from the par
liamentary duties which had injured his
health. There runs through the minds
of all these representatives of the fam
ous Quaker family a vein of poetry
which, being the decoration of massive
common sense ana strong character,
makes them just the people bestadapted
to Influence and lead the middle classes
in England. This poetic temperament
was well shown by Mrs. McLaren In her
speech, wherein she alluded to Dare's
picture of Pilate, influenced by his
wife's dream at a critical moment In
history, and suggested that even if wo
men are dreamers, or persons influenced
by sentiments aud presentments, their
feelings may not be without value to
men in high position. This family also
has wealth, and they have turned
wealth to culture of a real, if not of a
universal kind. They are constant and
careful readers of the best literature.
The commercial value of John Bright,
in a partly literary way, has recently
had a noticeable illustration. Some
time ago Mr. William Nassau
Molesworth wrote a history of mod
ern and contemporary England, begin
ning with the year 1S50, and brought
dowu to the present time. It is a work
with which tlie author took much
pains, the information was most trust
worthy, and tlie result was one of the
utmost value te the student of contem
porary politics, and of social and reli
gious progre s. Tne publishers, Messrs.
Chapman & Hall, printed the three vol
umes, large octavo, at foity-three shil
lings an tdition of one thousand cop
ies But the work, valuable as it was,
fell almost dead on a public too busily
absorbed in making history to read it,
and only two or three hundred copies
were sold. But in his last great speech
at B'rmingham, John Bright spoke of
the book. He said: "It is a
great misfortune that the history
of our country, that is near
est our own times, young men are least
acquainted with, it was not written in
histories that were read in school, and
they are not old eaouzh, as I am old
enough, to remember almost every po
litical fact sine the great reform bill of
1S32. I wish young men would read
some history of this period. A neighbor
and friend of mine Mr. Molesworth
has published a book, being a political
history of England from the yearlS30
that it, from the first reform bill until
within the last two or three years; a
book honestly written, in which facta
are plainly and, I believe, truly
stated, and a book which would give
great information to all young j
men of the country, if they could be
prevailed upon to read it." Having
stepped into the establishment of
Jlessrs. Chapman & Hall, a few days
ago, I was informed that within two
weeks after this was uttered by Mr.
Bright the whole that remained of the
first thousand was bo'ight up. They
then issued an edition of fifteen hun
dred, which was also bought up. They
then brought out a cheaper edition
eighteen shillings whkh has disap
peared. And they are now bringing out
another to meet the steady demand.
Mr. Molesworth has brouent the forth-
caming edition down to lb4. It is not
always that a high influence comes to
the aid of so good a work. Mr. Moles
worth begins with a valuable intro
duction, which gives in outline
the events which brought the
country up to the reform agitation
of 1830 2, especially summing up
the services of Wm. Pitt. The history
of Catholic emancipation Is told, and the
agitation of O'Connell. We learn here
Important facts about men who have
become shadows to the present genera
tion, but were very substantial in their
own, such as Orator Hunt, tbe aristo
cratic radical, who is thought to have
been the original of George Eliot's
"Felix Holt," and the Lord John Rus
sell, whom we can now hardly discover
in the passe little earl, reported to be
tne same man as ne wno oattieti vigor
ously for popular rights. Indeed,
the antecedents of a good many
ot the gray-headed gentlemen whom
we see sitting very quietly, hors de com
bal, in their snu seats at Westminster
are here br tight before u j. No less im
portant are the narratives of the Tracta
rian and other political agitations. One
of tbe best things about Molesworth is
that he realizes tbe significance of events
which at the time they occurred ap
peared trivial. Tbui, so late as the year
I 1S30, women were not allowed to enter
Lone are tha
Thai fan from ImMta
And irom crew or el
Leap streamers of
Tbe sea Is a sbeet of
And tne waveaarvi
Look aloft at tha pennon llstlwulr eilacinc
About the taper main ;
Bee the sail at it bancs, men catches a breath.
And flutters awl falls again !
Life is lulled in a weird repoae
Br the Hood of color thai ebbs and fliws.
Torn to tbe moon la I tin dim la the shade
And ojad In a si H traaslacld wiiu:
Thebtoera ofllw skyli wreathed on their
That shade away ta Uh light.
Tlwr stand Hke wsttselK 01 the 'over,
UaardlDS Um sate of a Italian's bom.
Tbe orange rhnagw to burnished crimen
And rlpplea onr UM oeeaa :
The breexe eyrtaa apmso waft the haw
With a twin. UltttBi motion.
The mainsail Ban la tha aladMrna air,
AndOievoieeor" the. sMyfrnr ertea, "Wear,
Hurrah r How aha daneasorar tha deep.
Cleaving tha UqaU gaM with her arosr.
Ax a maldea whase WMa at aahnsa hair
Are tossed a war from her mmt Mew.
Lightly she dashes the npfuy akle
Like lean from tbe lid of a bl tuning bride.
Away In tbe east Is a pale, white faee.
Peeping timidly over the land
Tone if &er jaoeareh is still In the west.
Before sbe beckons her twinkling band.
Tis oar lady, the Moon, la her stlrery gown ,
Waiting awbUe for the Hon Is go down.
ON HI'ASI.SH AFFAIRS.
A correspondent of the Gazzetta
d' Italia, who recently visited the ex
king of Spain, Prince Amadem, reports
the latter's reply to his request to throw
some light on tbe Spanish ioeatiou. It
will be read with special iut-reet, com
ing from such a source: ".During the
two years that I had the honor not the
happiness of governing Spain, I un
derstood perfectly that the weak majori
ty in the cortes wbtoh had eleeted me
to the throne was incapable of resisting
the pressure of the other parties. I
must here explain that parties in Spain
are different from those in other coun
tries. There are also parties in Italy,
but these have all a common object the
unity of the country, and, if I may be
permitted to say so, the cooscioaaoeeg of
being the subjects of tbe king my father.
This prevents our disputes
about private interests from beeoming
fratrieidal conflicts. It is quite differ
ent with the factions in Spain. There
was Zorrilla, a man who cared only for
nis own interests anu loose umler tils
special ebarge. I knew Prim's ambi
tion, but also his magnanimity; the bail
which struck him wounded me in tbe
heart What other men had I on my
side? Serrano, envious of the dictator
ship which he had lt, and Sagasta, in
constant fear least his proposals should
nor ne accepted, il.s toon led me into
dlfllculties. I did not for a moment
entertain any illusion- as to the festivals
which were got up in my honor during
my journey to the uorth of Spain, I saw
the north was dbeatisfled, and France
was not entire'y innocent of eneoraginK
this dissatisfaction. I thankfully av
knowledge that Broglie put an end to
the French coquettiugs with the Car
lit ta; but this came too late to be of any
service to me. I did all I could
to prevent the Carlwts from taking
part in the struggle of parties. If
parties were to exist at all, they could
only be admitted on the basis of the
law. But tbe recklessness of the party
leaders brought matters to such a pasx
that if I myself had been at the head of
the Carlists. I would have abandoned
lawful fighting and carried on the con- j
met in tne woods. That tnls actually
happened did not frighten me. What
did frighten me was the criminal disun
ion among the famous saviors of Spain,
and the system adopted by the generals
who accomplished every decree and
every discussion of their demands by
the threat of a pronunciamiento. I did
what I could ; I dismissed and changed
the cortes and the ministry, and depos
ed the generals. One thing I refused to
do, and that was to suspend the consti
tution whieh I had sworn to maintain.
But it is impossible forme to stop. One
of my friends in Piedmont sent me a
Catholic paper of Milan (tbe (Mservrt
tore, I think), in which a very able
article foreshadowed tbe end of my
career as similar to that of Maximilian
in Mexico. It was not tbi article but
the increasing strife of parties which
made me leave Spain. I loved the
country I say this sincerely because
it is inhabited by a nation which was
once great, and may become great
again; but I was forced to yield to the
inevitable. I went. And what is to
become of the country now? You
know how the various parties and their
leaders have successively risen to power.
Serrano is incapable of leading either
the army or tbe administration; Sa
gasta is quite imposeeible; Zorrilla, if
he returned, would find deadly enemies;
Hspartero has become a mummy; Pa via
has no traditions to support him ; Con
cha is dead, perhaps the victim of anti
Alphonsist jealousy rather tban of the
balls of the royalists; Moriones, Com
pos, Blancoa, Lama, are inexperienced
youths. I do not believe that
the Carliets will so soon achieve a
indolence of the clergy, who will not
make their voice heard, and tbe oppoei
tion of the anti Catholics. But it is evi
dent that the Cariists are better organ
ized and better led than the regular
troops. I believe that in two years
Spain will either become Carlist or be
in the power ot tbe Cat lists unless, in
deed, a foreign power should interfere.
But the only result of this would be to
make the struggle more bitter than be
fore. The Spaniards cannot endure for
eigners. Cdriists have come to me to
beg for paidon, and ihe reason they al
leged was, that they are Italians, and
that Charles VII bad fotb.thlen fbreig
neis to tight in his army. Charles VII
for eo I will call him knows the coun
try he is fighting in; I cannot say mote;
my past career imposes ueon me a re-I
served attitude which you will under
stand and appreciate.
TIIKXOSEM OF YATES, IMCKEXS,
Frern the New York Thae.
Mr. Edmund Yates has introduced
the new era into modern literature of
the personality painting novel. The
lateiS.P. Willis was to some extent its
pioneer, but H wh left to Mr. Edmund
Yates to carry It to perfection. There
figure in London for some years, a per
son named Joseph Ady, who had a
rather lucrative love of eommunieattng
to a vast number of people "something
to their advantage," and whose cham
bers, when searehed, by the police, were
found to contain tbe addresses and de
scriptions of every one whom he had
evc seen er wnn wnom he hail been
brought im contact; and not long since
a professional beggar was dragged to
light whose rooms were covered with
the names and addresses of distingnfeh
ed ofaarltarinae, labelled, "Etsilv euil-
IT A59WE1U Mr X.UVU X MORE.
The shadow a? ataM an falll nz.
Tfce 1 miss at night are esilln j.
AnrfUteawrfcaes baos appamru
Crer vaiiegr sad mountain anu ruo
A faee at hannting iu dreaming
With eye thai bmir all the mm, -Otan
angel's with -'iv -litr'n ....
Bat they answer m love n . 1
MrsasmsTT winders an? wblM-,-
Saturn, sad II . ja.aj, hither.
Tha wares or hik mi, I, tirlt . . .
Flaw farther snd farther from r
Flew fnrthsr, and "till are bear -,i
That faee with lammlfjaru;
Far; far away from my eaniu
Bat It answers ray in-'e no ro-zr"
TleMia'. aava iv- so to- -To
the heart Its afien- ban -WtheleeMstta4fcavtpou
Ot theseal-ti all! as. lave oi --
Farewell ietae UghTsbrfv m
Farewell to Ute Jar asaaod m
Farewell lathe heart that lovru ,
It answers flay Ware asmorr.
lost a leg at Trafalgar: rood for a fiver."
and so forth. The study of Mr. Yates
is, in a similar rpirlt and taste, decorat
ed with sketebes of the eyes and hair
and easts of the chins and noses of every
person of any distinction whom by ac
cident he may have encountered. In
deed one of his noses got hhn Into much
trottbfe, and was the direful cause of a
long, wordy war ami soeial estrange
ment between the two greatest novel
ista of our time Dickens and Thack
eray. Mr. Yates ventured on a de-
erioiiOD of Mr. Thncfc.rnva
stibjeet on whieh he was especially sen-
sum, ine sutugnierer or snobs tooK
the part of his nose, Mr. Diekens that
of its painter. The eoofifet was only
calmed by tbe withdrawal of Mr. Yates
from tbe Garriek club.
WIIYTIIUY HAD A DUXEU
The trouble was in the dumb-waiter.
All had seated themselves at the dinner
table, and Amanda had gone to take
out the dinner she had sent up from tbe
kitchen on tbe dumb-waiter. But
sooMtbiag wa the matter; she coehl
not pall Hop. There was tbe dinner,
bat she could not reach it. All the fam
ily, tat torn, went and tried; all pulled
together in vain; the dinner could not
"No dinner!" exclaimed Agamem
non. "I ana quite htrBgry," said Solomon
At last, Mr. Peterkin sahl, "I am not
proud. I am xflliog to dine in the
This room was below the dining-
room. Ail eotvssited to this. Each one
went down taking a napkin.
The eook laid the kitchen table, nut
on it her best tabieetetB. and the family
sat down. Amanda west to the dumb
waiter for tbe dinner, but she could not
The family ware all in dismay. There
was the dinner, half way between the
kitchen and disingroom, and there
were they all hungry to eat it!
"What is there for dinner?" aaked
"Boast turkey," said Mrs. Peterkin.
Mr. Peterkin lifted his eyes to the
"Squash, tomato, potato, and sweet
potato," Mrs. Peterkin con ti need.
"a west potato:" exeialraed all the
"lam very glad now that I did not
have cranberry," said Mrs. Peterkin,
anxious to find a bright point.
"Let us sit down and think about it,"
said Mr. Peterkin.
"I have an idea,' sahl Agamemnon,
".Lotus hear it," saki Mr. Peterkin.
"I et each onesprak his mind."
"Tbe turkev." eafcl Aramemsss.
"moat bejost above tbe kitehen door.
I'' I had a ladder aad an ax, I eeohl
cut away the piss te ring and reaeh it."
"I hat b a great idea," said Mrs- Pe
terkin. ' If you think you could do It," sahl
"Would it not be better to have a car
penter?" asked Btixabeth Eliza.
"A carpenter might have a ladder
and aa ax, and I think we have neith
er," said Mrs. Peterkiu.
"A carpenter! A carpenter!" exelaim
ed the rewt.
It was decided that Mr. Peterkin,
Solomon John and the little boys
should go iu svareh of a earpenter.
Agamemnon nrooosed that, mean-1
while, be should go and borrow a book;
for be had another idea.
"Ihisaffiurof the turkey," he sahl,
"reminds me of those buried cities that
have been dug out Hereuianeum, for
"Oh, yes," interrupted Elizabeth
Eliza, "and Pompeii."
"Yes," said Agamemnon, "they found
there pots and kettles. Sow, I should
like to know now they did it; and I
mean to borrow a book awl ead.I think
it was done with a pickax."
So the party set out Bat -when Mr.
Peterkin reaebed the carpenter's shop,
there was no earpenter to be found
"He must be at his house, eating his
dinner," suggested Solomon John.
"Happy man," exelaimed Mr. Peter
kin, "he has a dinner to eat!"
They went to the carpenter's house,
but found he had cone out of town for a
uay s joo. nut nis wife toid
TIIK ABBE iaSKT ATHOMi
Rowte esrreofxxtdeoee ef th.- ii. -User.
Abbe Lisat teat too Villa ,1 -Tivoli,
where he intends to -
summer; the aotaasn and ea
he will be in Bone. Li' u
at lib new eorapmttion, the v
Villa d'Bstobsaon-stu a dear
Abbe Liny, tbe Cardinal H
Some yean agn nis emioev -Lfc-at
to choose the suite of r -. -villa
wMefe bo Iik! U-,t. .
abbe had selected the appu:.
cardinal, witn all the flue n.a .
of a meaisgrai prince, aluj Ul
eoratedand fmisbedL a: .p
passage-way leading to them .
a great door to be phMd; -.
painted the tsMoogram of the a
L , in riefa colors. Tbeknv '.
theeardinaJlMadewtoLiei;, :.. .
him to oosMtdar it alwavi ,
Liszt is not tbe only poor, w
found inspiration at tbe V. . i
Torqoate Taseo wrote the beu
seriptioa of tbe enebanted . .
Armida in hie great poem of -lemme
Libmota in the last a ..
the greet hall of fountain- I
of Taseo's room were painte.!
peeta. TlwpicaiMes represent
seene. Tasso te attpcxl ioi.a.
his idea of tne stately :iaee .
efaantress from the "V.lla d'j-'. .
unhappy poet at the I. me he .
sixteenth book of tiie poem w i-vol!,-
in the sotta .' Car.i
d'Este, nephew of te tun.p' ....
.Laeresia Borgia, w.' ha.:
beilt, There te a feuue .- .
one hundred fouatal:,-! term:
large fountain, dee: ra :eu w , i
ancient Borne; bey- l i th:- j
view stretches aeross the fin, .
the living actual Some. Thi- ,.
view, it te said, was gr-jatiy a . .
Ariosto; at that spot tm n
have written parte of 1. is Or -."- c '
oo, when be was in the a
grsat cardinal who built tL.a 1.
Villa d'Ete waa made 'or (
Ippoiito (t'ltite, second t-j , -I,
Duke of Perrara, an.1 the .
Loerezfa Horgfe. PopeJe',, -Monte,
1548, 1666) b1IU "
of Tivott. Hte eaai&eoce t .
sm ef the eity with eatraor-: v
ta 1559, attended by a cou.r;
of two bandied aad flftv 1 ,
tlrmrn nfthrhighaia im, :
many learned nseo or the t. .
eaMtnel was rhhiimsl w-:,
cfew poakkm ef Throli.an.l ,. ,
tiflrl VaUe Qoadeate, where ,
Beaan times sotae of the s, r
Vina, he eireeted Ptrro Ug ;
hereby Invite them (the Baratarians) to
join the standard of the United States,
and am authorized to say that should
their conduct in the field merit the an-
probation of the major-general.that that eVl;u the obscure gallery In the house of
omcer will unite-with the governor in a , mmmnna nnm niinto.i tr.
osition made for their admission uaex-
with one who is cold and unsvmnathetic.
provided for, and now the EncIIsh oh-1 but he caa never safelv ceaae to keen a
ra.cio wm luttco as inucn reliance on
Halley's and the photographic methods
aa ou Dellslg'g. There are to be three
stations on the Saudwich islands group,
whence the beguming of the transit
alone will be observed, two on the op
posite region at Kerguelen land, and
one not very faraway atBodrlguez. At
these three the wholo transit will be ob
served, both Delisle's and Halley's
vigilant guard over his own feelings and
conduct. That some fall is seized upon
by skeptics, and as an argument against
religion, but it Is rather an argument for
more religion. What would be the con
dition of the world if human passions
were not in a great measure controlled
by laws' and customs based on religion,
and drawing thence nearly all their
request to the President of the United
States to extend to each and every indi
vidual so marching and so acting a free
and full pardon." Ia8tto and a hun
dred or so of his followers embraced
these conditions, and more than half
that number came out of prion
to enroll themselves in Jackson's
army, and their services and
conduct received the highest praise. An
offlc'al account of the battle says:
"Thus early on the morning of Janua
ry 5. 1S15, a rocket sent up by the Brit
ish forces announced that -the action
was about to begin. The Americans
had made a breastwork of.-cotton-bales,
which extended from tbe levee to the
woods back of Rodriguez plantation,
and about eight o'clock in tbe morning
the cannon of the British forces were
brought to bear upon it, but without ef
fect. General Carroll, with his llatboat-
urilieti lennesseans, weui to worit use
men accustomed to such scenes. Gen
eral Coffee had a position with the troops.
under him near tlie woous, anu was very
successful In repelling the attacks of the
enemy, and the volunteers of Louisiana
under Major Pluche coveted themselves
withclorv. Lafltte and his followers
had command of two guns near tha edge
of the river, and the precision ami cool
ness 01 ms every movement won ior
him tbe aDnrobation of all." Thirty
days after the battie.the President issued
Ills proclamation 01 amnesiy, in wmca ue
salu: "Among tne evus prouueeu ny
the wars which, with little intermission,
have afflicted Europe, and extended
their ravages Into other parts of the
globe, for a period exceeding twenty
years, the dispersion of a considerable
portion of the inhabitants of different
countries, iu sorrow and want, has not
been the least injurious to human hap
piness, nor the least severe in the trials
of liuniau virtue. It had been loug as
certained that many foreigners Uyiug
from the dangers of their own homes,
and that some of our own citizens, for- i
getful of their duty, have co-operated In
forming an establishment on the Island
of Barataria, near the mouth of the
Mississippi, for tne purpose ot clandes
tine and lawless trade." The President
then goes on to recite the heroic con
duct of the outlaws at JSew Orleans, and
closes with a grant of full amnesty for
all pa3t offenses. Soon after tbe pirate
chief visited Washington, and was re
ceived with much distinction by the
President and other officials. For a
time he seemed to enjoy the flatteries of
government olllclals, but eventually
grew restless, went to Baltimore,
purchased a vessel, called for
a volunteer crew, and, with a
commission obtained from one of
the agents of tbe South Ameri
can republic, sailed for the gulf. Of his
operations the following, from a report
of the governor of Louisiana, will given
key. The writer says; "The breaking
up oi these freebooters is of the utmost
importance to the United States, for it
is ascertained that vessels clearing from
itew Orleans with passengers have been
captured, every soul on board murdered,
and the identical cargoes brought to
Ji'ew Orleans and sold bv the nirates'
agents." A rendezvous being indis
pensable, and not daring to return to
.uarraiaria, .uaiitie nxeu upon tne pres
ent site of Galveston, and hoisted the
flag there in 1817. Very soon after the
collector of customs at New Orleans
wrote to the authorities at Washington
as follows: "I deem It my duty to state
that the most shameful violations of our
revenue laws continue to be committed
with Impunity by a motley mixture of
ireeDooters anu smugglers at uatveston,
pectedly came with the support of Lord
Palmeralon, and was carried by a m?jor
ity of forty. But a member of the gov
ernment declared that he had not oppos
ed the motion because he thought it a
jest, and said he "thought there waa
something indecentin introducing high
minded and virtuous-minded females
within the walls of parliament to listen
to the multifarious debates carried on
there." Parliament does not appear to
have resented this reflection upon Its
decency, and the speaker having given
a very strong opinion against the meas
ure, it was indirectly defeated, after be
ing carried, by the rejection of the pro
posal to furnish a sum necessary for ar
ranging a ladies' gallery. Altogether,
this book is quite worthy of the good
fortune Mr. Bright has brought upon it.
From the Boston Globe.
A WAYNIDE PICTURE.
With long checked apron and a flaxen head,
"With saucy nose and round eneeks rtiny red,
A child plays hy the door;
Just ithere tlie stone-steps slope Into tbe
As I, In days or yore.
Tbe bees and nies gobnmminsronndher face,
Drawn bytheyeUow bread and batter trace,
But never once heeds k he ;
Bright playmates these, for which sbe feels no
As she will in some later, wiser, f a tore year,
When mud-pies cease to oe.
Two brown, bare feet, with little dimpled toes
In leckless, balmy gles sne upward throws.
Two tiny bands sbe claps.
With mad-plcs oozing through her blackened
Up to tbe white threshold she comes,
Andg&'ly raps and raps,
Andfiays the wondrous mud-pie Isoulte done;
Bhe baked !t 'nealh the hot tires of the sun.
Ueslde the muddy brook.
And with achip for plate, she toddling hastes
Where mottii r.smillng sly.t he mad-pte lanes.
And hus- tne cunning cook.
Tho Philadelphia Bulletin says: "Til
ton in this matter should not be judged
by the ordinary standards. He is not
an ordinary man. He U a mystic a
dreamer who does not think with htt
generation, and who has very thorough
ly ridden himself of tho ideas preju
dices, be calls them which other men
hold. Progress is his watchword, and
he has kept marching without regard to
the goal to which his paths havo led.
The Golden Jge, aa he called the news
paper which was one of his greatest am
bitions, Is a key to his character. In
his intercourse with men he has tried to
believe himself full of peace; against
error he has imagined the God of bat
tles was in him. Harmony in religion
and politics is his ideal, and avowedly.
at least, he has tried to practice the gol-
.1 T Tr- 1 r 1 , - 1 . . . .
ucuiuie, leuuniuim wue a greui,
reformer, a milder Luther, despising
force and violence. As one of his ad
mirers saya of him: 'Anything, every
thing silly and generous, shrewd and
quixotic, is reconcilable with his char
acter; nothing that is base, treacherous
or wise.' He nas been a boy trying to
do the work of a great man." 1
What keeiM them hak m lha C J , J . -"etu luai
"SEilr ?v?2,f ihe always eame back at night to ring
the nine o'clock bell.
"We must wait till then," said Mr.
Peterkin, with an effort at cheerfulness.
At home, he found Agamemnoc read
ing his boos, and all sat down to hear
or liereola neum and Pompeii.
Time paesed en, and the question
arose about tea. Would it do to have
tea, when they had had no dinner? A
part of the family thought it would not
do; tbe net wanted tea.
"I sappooe you remember the wise
lady from Philatielfifaia, who was here
not long ago," said Mr. Peterkin.
"Oh, yes," said Mrs. Peterkin.
"Let us try to think what she wnnld
advise us," sahl Mr. Peterkin.
"1 wish she werehere,"said Elizabeth
"I think," sahl Mr. Peterkin, "she
would sey, let them that want tea have
fi; the rest can do without."
So they had tea, and, as it proved, all
sat dowu to it. But not much was
eaten, as there bad been no dinner.
When tbe nine o'elock bell was heard
Agamemnon, Solomon John, and the
little boys rushed to Ihe chureh, aad
found the earpenter.
They asked him to bring a ladder,
ax, and pickax. As he felt it might
be a ease of fire, he brought also his fire
buckets. Wben the matter was explained to
him, he went into the diningroom, rook
ed into the dumb waiter, untwteted a
cord, and arranged the weight and pull
ed up the dinner.
There was a family shout.
"The trouble was in the weight,"
said the earpenter.
"That is why it is called a dumb-waiter,"
Solomon John explained to the
'ine dinner was pot upon the table.
Mrs. Peterkin frugally suggested that
iney mrgnt now seep for next day,
as to-day was almost gone, and they
nati nau tea.
Bat nobody listened. All eat down to
the roast-ntrkey; and Amanda warmed
over the vegetables.
"Patient waiters are bo losers," said
.tigameraooH. oc. wnotas.
BY HELEN BARRON' BOSTWICK.
Sing out, laugh out, O river, glad aad new
Sing out.r.Bg oat, the woodea goisss through,
Slag, sins, aad bring from meadows, moralna;
The slippery shadows oa yoorsUver feet,
Your fairy stianops gutter IB the sen.
And def 1 ly row tbe rowers, all as oee.
Sing louder, river, tor Ike 1 oon Is nigh
And swifter speed the iretjhted barns by,
And deftly row the rowers as they sing :
"That which we bear away we never bring."
O river, westering toward an naseen tide.
Your slowing current se ks the yi Idlng side,
And heavily row the rowers as tnsy tel w
The long waves lap-lag underneath the keel ;
Sing low, sing tow, O river, winding slow,
The sea is neur the darkness falls-lns low !
3IK.BEECIICK OS "THE CUIJIE."
A resident of Minneapolis picked up
an old scrap-hook, created in his hturs
of boyish leisure, fifteen or twenty years
ago, and found therein a sermoo on "The
Suducer and his Victim," which was
delivered by Henry Ward Beecher, in
Brooklyn, in the year 18o Tbe Min
neapolis gentleman copied the sermon
and seat it to the Sr. Paul Pioneer. We
extract the following significant indict
ment of the seducer: "The seducer!
Playing upon the most sabred passions,
he betrays innocence. How? Bv its
tenderest faculties, by its truit, by its
unsuspecting faith, by its honor. The
victim often and often is not the accom
plice so much as the sufferer betrayed
by an exorcism whieh bewiteffed her
noblest affections and became the suicide
of her virtue, the betrayer, for tbe must
intense selfishness, withrut one nobie
motive, without one pretence of honor
by lies; by a devilish jugglery of fraud ;
by blinding the eye, confusing the eon
science, misleading the judgment, instill
ing the dew of sorcery upou every flower
of sweet aifcctioo, deliberately, heart
lessly damns the confiding victim! Is
there one shade of good ii teution, one
glimmering trace of light? Not one.
There was not the most shadowy, trem-
..? . - r , . . - ' .
uiuua luteuiiou tn uuiiur. il was Slieer,
premeditated ruin from beginning to
eod. The accursed sorcerer opens tbe
dour oi the world to push her forth. Sbe
looks out all shuddering, for there is
shame and sharp-toothed hatred, and
chattering slander.and malignaBt envy,
ana iriumpuicg jealousy, ami muruer
ooj revenge tne6e are seen rising be
lt eest a miBioa golden cro .-, .
Lfeat has with him a yi.u!
eanpfeiBigt of great promise, v
ner from New York. Pu, u--
Leipsig. Last autumn h- -
reeta to see JUntt, and h-j .
time been under that btw'.
Lisat is adored by joong a-- .
very Btaeraily. Tbereeepi. a"
mem is always geaisj and v'-l-they
have any merit thev
receiving from him 3. rr.pri -sure
of receiving fixi'i iiirn a
hand. A fortnight a. , 1
Liszt, with a card 01 lutr'.iiJ.
American wno has b. r.Q tn ;v
position in Borne fur l year -the
next day leeei rd "rum 1. ,
friend a note in whseai sa f,
deseribing the interview :
"There was a servant of it,- '
embassy In tne ante-room wai
reply to a note. Word was -.
me 10 wan. I did not wait i I
door was thing open, and . ... ra -Abbe
Liszt. I knew it waa . -ly.
Hb long gray hair strean.
bissboBhiefa; hie eyes spark., x x-
life, energy and kindlinees. He a. 3
for me iu a moment I lion . w
whether it wag my doing or hi .
both my hands. Haled me j
salon, ail the time excusing,' im. ' r "
keeping me waitiag. He ma le -down
beside aim, and in un v . 1.
felt perfectly at home. Li-.it
cordially into my masica i- ' r
asked me many questions; ho w a
studied, and with whom. Had I c
been to Germany. -O.poo-1 .sat i
master,' he said, 'hot Uermai v 13 -place
for instrumentation.' i , . "..
stayed all the rooming, but I was -dent,
and flew rather than waJ
the steps and throoah the Pi.".
Spogna, bis last words serviri-a.. A?
'But yon will soon com e again, ai i. i
more on this subject.' "
My yonne friend called a fw ?. 3
after, and the set van t showed 1. 1 ; "
Liszt's salon with a plea.-an:
1110 auve gave sue young man (
hearty reception. He found L..-
ing at tne maefe tame in h -sleeves,
as the day was very hot.
"Sit down, sit down," said t.-ii
".No," replied " Ute young
"Thank yen. I see that
IU eosae another time. Just c w "i
will only ask yoat one 'uestion ''
itrSj emu idtn "parte fraii- r..
Why ahoald rsaa straggle early, late,
When all he ists fixed oyFateT
For everrtmBgtfeat cosies and goes,
Uoes, eesaes at 14s appotsted dale.
The wted Is nseasnrcd alt Mews,
The grains of sand have eaeh their weight.
Only the feel eaa sar he ehese
TDtneua that Is new Bis mate:
Aad as with Meads and so wMh tees,
The rsrsg and the fain as; state.
TH idle to sn pport, epeese.
To open or te shat the gate.
What Is we see: bat no one knows
What was or will be, small or great.
Xothlag Is eertaln but the close,
Aad that in oKl from ns by Fale !
"I know," said P. hesitating' v, ht . w
valuable is yuur lime, and I kuow ao
bo w eager every oarae: musical runeat
a to bate the advaatajje and pr.viie-a
of Liszt's counsel; therefore I am un
wiliiBg to bore yoa; but your fr s
kindness gives meeosnnge." -
"Farie," reiterated Lisat, taiin t.
young man's band.
"Well, then, in a word shail I gi ,
composing quartettes on motive in.re
'"You eannot do better," replied Li-
"Write some ami send them to a, a7
Tivoli, whRber I go in a day or tn.,
andstfil better, write something cf v.,.u:
own aad send that also: tcea I ",r.
judge what yoa have in you."
"lou WW teu no Der your criticNm
and he will"
"Xotl!" interrnpted Liszt, laughn,?.
"Not L I shall pat down my or itu- - aTi
inbiaekand white severely er: .ul-':,
rest assured aad send them biick 1'"
yon ; so work hard and well."
TIIE COST OF i.IVI.G.
Valuable siatisties in regard to the
comparative eest or living in America
aud Europe are given In the last Massa
chusetts kbor report: "One dollar wlfl
buy twenty pounds of flour in Boston,
one or two pounds more in several Eu
ropean seaports, out we same or eon
fore her: clru i3 full of fire, tbat burn siuerawy lees in a majority or the places
but will not kill. And there is for her compared. In Boston one dollar will
want and poverty and gaunt famine. 1 UUJ J.00 nuumta 01 iresn oeer, roasting
There is the world spread out. Sbe sees I piece. In no place in England will it
father and mother heartlessly abandon. 1 buy so much . by a pound or more, and
inir her: a brother's shame, a sister's f la Europe still lees, Copenhagen beinir
A one-Iegged-Boldier, a Mormon, re
cently asked Brigham Young to supply,
by a miracle the missing limb; but the
apostle, not to be caught, made this re
ply: "1 can man lnstanrproaucaa new
leg in the place of the old one, but then,
you see, if I do, it will cause great-inconvenience
to you In heaven; for after
your exaltation to glory, the original
leg will come back to the spiritual body;
mirtA also beinir of divine orlein. be
comes immortal, aud, in this case, ob
serve how very awkward a three-leetcd
It being little less than the re-establish- l&nirel from Utah would appear among
ment of Lafltta's Barra tartan band, the inhabitants of tbe eternal woildl"
plundered home, an altar where honor
and purity and virtue and peace have
been sacrificed to the foul Moloch. All
is cheerlessness to the eye, and her ear
catches the sound of sighing and mourn
inir. wails and laments; and fur
down at the horizon of the vision ,
tho murky cloud for a moment lifts,
and she sees the very bottom of in
famy, the ghastliness of death, the last
spasm of horrible departure, tbe awful
thunder of final doom. All this the
trembling, betrayed creature sees
through the open door of the future, and,
with a voice that might move the dead,
she turns and clasps his knees in awful
agony, 'Leave me not ! Oh ! spare me
save me cast me not away!' Poor
thing sbe Is dealing' with a demon!
Spare her? savo her? The polished
scoundrel betrayed her to abandon her.
and walks the street to boast his hellish
deed. It becomes him as a reputation !
Surely society will crush him I Tbey
will smite tho wolf and seek out the
bleeding lamb. Oh, my soul, believe it
not! What sight is that? The droop
ing victim Is worse used tban the infer
nal destroyer! He is fondled, courted,
passed from honor to honor, and sbe is
crushed and mangled under the infuri
ate tramp of public indignation. On
her mangled corpse they stand to put
tbe laurels on her murderer's brow!
When I see such things aa these, I
thank God tbat there is a judgment and
that there Is a hell!"
unic. .uu.tci u .uuiujw averageH a
pound more to the dollar
than here, eheese Ies3 by
more than that, except in a
few spots. As for potatoes, they are
cheaper here than in England, and
dearer than In Ireland or Germany,
beven or eight pounds of pork for a dol
lar are sold here.and not much over half
much can be obtained for that sum
in England or Eureoe. ami rnvhrra x
much. In ike, milk and eggs they
have the advantage, of ns. Tea eoeia
less here than in England, but more-
man ou ine comment, with coffee tt
is about tbe same, though the difference
is little. In sugar the British are a little
better off, the Continentals a good deal
worse. Coal Is cheaper here than in
Germany, and dearer than in England.
Merrimac or common prints are cheaper
here than anywhere in England or En-
rope, isoota are about tne some nere as
there, generally speaking. There are
but two or three places in England or
the continent where brown sheetings
are cheaper than here, while in brown
shirtings the foreigners are better oiE
Kent for four-roomed tenements is from
two to four times cheaper in Great Brit
ain and on the continent than in Bos
ton; in Austria, fifteen times cheaper.
Board also is from once and a half to
twice as eheap in Europe and Great
Britain as in Boston."
Mayor Coivin, Chicago, yesterday
gave direction tbat the class of houses
known as "pretty waiter-giila saloons"
Mr. Samuel B. Bugglea has just T u!
lished a pamphlet containing the .
cultural statistics 01 inn coon trv .
it we gather the IbOowing ite' its
terest: "Of the whole area of the
and Territories, viz: 1,897.0C5 'ti
more than 158,912,833 are lturrr v
The growth of agricultural proi-j, ,,
has more tban kept pace witn u
growth of population in the Ia-t fi,,rt?
United States was 17,080 453- m a-
was 3S,55S,371. Tbe wheat en.w ', T
1840 amounted to 843U4Ti bu-he -
1ST0 it- was fflr.74!m V
manufacture of batter and i,
represented in Hie farm.- C. ,
410,440 pounds; in the latter by n- "' " -O80.
Between tbe vsw l-u. ... 1 ' '
yearlSTO theyieM of hay w-" a
innmdine. Kv. , , '
ki 7r ""J". impiementa, mi
chinery was 13,967,343, . In JO.
was ill,124.'J581r47. The produ.n. u
hay was twice aa great. The viiu- v
Slll,i08,142 telBiB.958.37S; thev 1 f
tobacco from S19,752,SEi to i.t.. -u;
of wheat, irom S10,468,o74 u, -4o,eS6.
Tho yield of the cotton n-,
otuee waa 2,-tW.tlSB in 1850. In li"
was 3,811.986. Tbe rice and sugar r--,
s milium on. Tne former feu rr
216,313,487 te 73 (85,081 poopJs. and M e
latter from 387,577 hogsheads ti h',7, -i ..
The value of the prodaets of 1 nr c. 1 -faetures
rose from SI.019.lQ6.tiln' t -4-
20325.493. In 1S70 tbe sgficlwri.
population amounted to 5,;, iTlie--sona.
Of these, 5.308,903 were uat. .
of the United States.
Thn first elwtinti tn i 'anaita nndpi Ilia
ballot system took place yesterday, and i shall be closed ou tbe tenth InstanUsnd Calmont cave lu
resuueu 111 iavur 01 tne government. their 13 censes revoaeu.
A bbckxt ileefeiOH made by a
court, the Iribvael de la Seine,
that marriages sdemnhted at iz- -denceof
a foreign minister, ri-..-.
France.are not marriages at ail. iiy
tion of internatlooalhiw.theresi.:.
an ambassador or minister 'is coi-.o -ror
certain purposes part of the ;fr
of the country be represents,
applies only to diplomatic acts,
not extend to eivil aete affect:. -
citizens of the country to wai-
ambassador la accredited. A trii : a;
contracted at a minister's resid-:
tween a Frenea subject and a : '
has no existence, oa account ' : :
competency of the fdesign onVia. vl
solomnized it. The decision . j.
nrally cause same nasesiatuu '
American friends who have ili-.
French wives or hqshande at our ': -Liter's
residence la Paris, and who w -for
any reasons to have the contrai' ;
gal in D0U1 countries.
Dr. Fisher, 01 St. Charles, Biic .H.w -killed
at Baeonetarg, Tnunbuli e.
Ohio, by a farmer named Jfehert !
mont. Fisher, it appeaw, tout ;
Calmont's house last Setani y F.ai.
no men at home, be aUe'Vf ited t u
liberties with Mr. MeC4tt nt, bu ' :
ladies coming luho Mt. On r b u r s
he came again,anol.wa3 ref uaeti -to
the bouse, and-weat to the U -, -McCalmont
was worSus, w .
enraged at tfte actions jf r
him wlh 4 fitrh.'' rS . Hi Iu. ; 1
er leaves a wiiearu tt