Newspaper Page Text
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL-- STJNDA.TT, JULY IS, 1875. MEMPHIS APPEAL SUNDAY, : JULY 18, 1875 fcOUllIKKS YOUTH. DM the jtWj of the old n l ra 'Ptu. sii.l abwtbiBK question wkfcb bH agitated the minds and Uxed . ui, ..iwmwt the enTEiea of tlit WHjttmu peopl fw th 1& decade, has bet the reetowtlou of our beloved and -no lets dear to m because sue u . .... ,i humiliation to her prls- line poeition of wealth, influence and power. Inthts Kupemn u i-i.- -r ilike interested- We - ,111 . w no other wonl will Bay HuitMiw") iw aitHfleltv of a task requiring ore courage, more zeal, more soldierly rtedfitnese for Its aeoompuBuuu-ui. m. nf vhlrfi animated ourarmies at OancellowviHe or stormed the bights of fatal Gettysburg. There have been vriovn to sav men both north ami KHiUi vrbo have, under the intlu u nf the demoralixalion and bitter -crUtch were the legitimate product ot the war, been led to forget, in the iw&ne desire for personal aggrandize- mowL that atoner. holier and more no Umhitv which each citizen owes to his country. Y'e, who came forth from the strife in Us65. prepared for any punirfi ment our conquers might mete out to iw, un drank dean of the cup. and have been the prey in life, limb and property to iBelHctency, crime and ignorance Yet, thanks to that deep sense of right and Justice, which, however partisan in terest and demagoguery may haveob- toared ami Bulled for a time, it la etui imnoseiWe to eradicate from the bosom oi every freemau, we have lived to see those bold, bad and designing men who sought our ruin dtepofeed from their high position and consigned to merited nh&mirttv. We have lived to see Baetoa stretching forth a wel hand to the State which orlRinated, we might almost say, nullification and secession- We have Hvl tn bob the colored man, who ha3 hitherto been a dupe and a byeword among men, rising and shaking oil the carbuncles which have for ten years tie--nri-eml him of hia substance. We have seoa the kuklux-klan sink away for ever into the congenial midnight dark sese from which it was wont to come forth, to arouse the horrorlo northern politicians, to whom its reported dark deeds and darker murders were as a sweet morsel. We have seen the loyal league, which once held the negro in a bondage far worse than slavery, disap pear, and leave him to act for himself, to rfee, as we hope, by virtue of inde pendence and courage, or to sink by in action and dependence. We have lived to see a political earthquake shake the American continent from center to cir cumference, and a Democratic majority, cwamitted to an honest, frugal, and constitutional administration of govern ment, chosen in the room of the dis honest and unscrupulous body which preceded them. All these things have we lived to see in the comparatively i&o-rt epaee of ten years. But the end is not yet, nor will it come until we shall see "all the ills that lowered on our house in the deep bosom of the ocean buried." How may this consummation be reached? Who is to finish this incom--rJcfa wnrk? We answer. the uouth of the MHtih. In so answering wc xnoaulrec schools, are not to disparage the influence and wis dom of the old. It has grown to be a proverb: "The old for counsel, the young for action." This is a time for aalion. a species of action of -cti.to. on;ifii innr is canable. In nuivu j .j .. . . - thus speaking, also, we do no Tofor to political action alone That, of course, if s important, but the treat and paramount consideration that every young man in the south shall wni-v with a. will Bhall lay aside bv. - the vain hope of riches without labor, ad bend every energy to the task of making the south what her resources iwl bpr tat entitle her to be toe grandest and most magnificent terri tory ever chosen as a habitation by civ :i i n . rvha n1! 11 in tlio n&at the young in the future. To the former UiAUi Au I 1 I the greatest happiness consists in re- callinc the events, associations, anu tn umpbs of earlier years. To the latter, the highest inspiration is in the lofty imno of (rlnmnhs and victories yet to C3me. The youth of no country, per bans, have been, according to general rules, eo wholly unfitted as those of the south for the great duties which fate has required of them, and none In the his tory of the world have more nobly ac quitted themselves. Witness the an nual cotton crop, two-thirds of which is the product of their manual labor. Wit ness the fields of Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, whose waving crops of grain testify yearly their ability to per form the duty required at their hands. Witness the ruined places rebuilt, beau tified and adorned by their labor. It is, then, the youth of the south to whom we are to look for the recupera tion of her wasted strength, and for the building up all over our land of new sources of wealth and power. To the old will they look for encouragement in the pursuit of those objects. Encourage them with your personal influence, "with your- assured position in so ciety and politics, and, if necessa ry, back their energy, their honor and their business talents, with your means and your money, and our word for it, by the time another decade shall have rolled over our heads, our country will be &3 contented, happy and prosperous as in days of yore. The ago of Pericles is to this day considered the proudest in Grecian history. It was during the reign of this man that Athens, already the center of literature, was adorned "with grand temples and magnificent pabHc structures, whose beauty and grace modern art has never even ap proached. It is related that one occa sion Pericles demanded of the people's assembly a large sum of money for the completion of some public work. Hi3 demand was considered extravagant, and the required sum was refused. " It h well," said he. " I will not, there fare, inscribe your names upon these great structures, but my own. Pofcteri ty will bestow upon Pericles the gloiy which should belong to Athens." The Athenian pride was touched, and a turn larger than he had asked was at once granted. The young men of the south occupy to-day the place of the Atheni EBB, Let so spirit of prejudice, no .'alse . . ... . I nridp. Bttui in tha wun nf thoir tifThrfn to erect In the south a political, com- 1 .u b I . nrj v. -. . I a. .... - . I -i , , . nmu uau agricultural BUUUluie, w faro r-i,:i. . t :i, i,r,n I i . . . . I IwieuMojr. -oncance, and on wnicu i suall be inscribed, in language " more enduring than brass," the nainee of ev ery hero who contributed to itc erection. .... i TESSESSEK VS. CALHOKSIA. Our enthasiastic friend, Mr. Gift, in his letters on California, boasts that in comparing that State with .West Tea neseee the figures are bound to tell in favor of thelPacific State. He points -with prWe to the immense production of wheat and wine ia that State aa an evi dence that its productions excel Tennes feee. We do not doubt that the soil of California produces well, and that its cHmate is good in some localities, but the point the Appeal has made, and still makes in regard tolthat State, ia that it is iiot a good c uatr ioi h rui man to e)gnte to, particularly if he pr..j-ses to cultivate the soil. This point Mr. Gift km not elaborate extern .toy in hi lsfW" or mat me. ve still insist IBM Went 'lenticsteej anJ North Mteiasij pi is a letter cuntry lor immigrwit to r-ime to, if h ia'. i:j moderate pecuniary ir- cumsUuets, than California. Mr. Uilt u r.uite tmterfst, and adr i'iy avoids the n question at ferae, I theose ust tted. In California ail h. tanifa whb h are of soy Talue for i?e- ricultural purposes have long einc- ba taken up by -peculaton! and lanrt-arp-ers, and tby are holding those lar.da at such enormous price that uoue but a man of wealth can buy them. Our Idea of a couutry wheee indueementscan rea sonably lbkl but to immigrants, teooe where the poor man can buylands cheap, and therehy be enabled to build him s home, and at a small outlay of n.oney make a support far hi family. Where all the tillable laada of a State i r held at from fitty to two hundred dollar per an re. it is bevoad the reach tot o Ay of th Moor man but also of the man cf modest means. If a poor man moves to California, with a view of cultivat ing the soil, he must of neceaity be come tenant or a day-laborerer f the wealthy owners the soil. If the former, the reute are so high that the profita of his labor are tU-orbtd in paying rent; and if the latter, he can not get employment the year round, for no crops are rateed there which n quire continuous labor, as in the raWtig oi cotton in Tennessee and the other south Htates. The wazes the day-laborer receives In California will barely oupport him during the season that his labor is needed, and he and his family have to starve during the balance of the j ear. In Went Tennessee there ia a demai'd for fie!d labor the year round, and the poor man can each month draw his wages and feed his famiij. We will, like our Trip! of the Pacific elope, report to figures in defense of the position of tho Appeal Suppose two men start irorn New England, or from Germany, in starch of a location; for farming pur poses, and each has on hand twen ty thouand dollars in cash. One HHlifornia and buvs laud at one hundred dollars per acre, and the greater portion of the good lands in that State range in price from that sum up to three hundred.or four hun dred dollars per acre. Then, at one hundred dollars per acre be gets two hundred acres. Whilo tbe other man comes to West Tecnes-ee and buys laud at lea dollars per acre. His twenty thousand dollars will pur chase two thousand acres. If he does not de3ire to undertake to cultivate all of this himself, he can rent it out to other immigrants who cannot buy, at such figures as will bring him in a good per cent, on hia investment, while he cultivates a part himself. This section is well known to be one of the best for average creps In the Union; ar.d, take one year with another, any man who will work can not oniy make a gcod support for bin family, but lay up some thing for the future. Now, t:rc will surely not pretend to ray that two hundred acres of land in Califoraia can bo made to produce as much, each or any year, as two thousand acres in West Tennessee, even though the latter ahouiii happen to be "poor rtd hill sides." In West Tennessee, schco's, established hi every civil district in every county, where the children of the poor man can be euu- cated at the expense of the Stale. In California, sohooJa are only to bu found in tho towns, and these wide apart, and not numerous by any means. A man livlcg in that Stale can not have facilities for educating hia children unle9;he lives in or near a town or city, or is wealthy enough to send his children there to be educated. A small farmer in no State is ablo to live in town and have his farm awaj out in the country. He cannot keep up two eatablishments, but must economize and husband his resources. Aaiu, i.i many portions of California, rains do not fall in aid of the farmer and he is compelled each year to spend as much money in payment for water for irrigation pur J iwicm s.q would lmv as much land as he i v would needto cultivate inWostTennessea If the immigrant comes to this Stato ho can raise many things he ca;mot m California, and everything that can be raised in that State, except r.ranges. Cotton, wheat, hay, rye, barley; oats, tobacco, buckwheat, and every spesies of vegetable can be, and is produce J in West Tennessee, and a mariiet ior an is found at home. The climato is not severe, being neither exposed to the rigors of colder northern latitudes, nor tho heat and epidemics of more southern latitudes, uo out in the country surrounding Memphis to-day, and the small firmers wi o take hold and labor thenn elves are prosper ous and have aa bright & future before them as any agricultural people on earth; and while the soil yields a sup port for their families their children are beiug educated by the State, no matter whether they reside in or near a town or far out in the rural districts1. A man with one thousand dollars can buy land enough here upon which he cwi make tupnort for his family, wnne m California it requires ten thousand dol lars to buy the sam6 amount tf land. This makes a wide difference with emi grants who leave their native country m search of homes. If men all had cnouch money to buy a farm in California they would have enoush to enable them to stav in the lands of their birth and pros per there by the judicious investment of thtir money. We adhere still to the po sition that while California ms-y bo a good country for a rich man, it is not so for the poor man. We have again and again said thatW9 were not In favor of paying illegal and fraudulent debts, whether city or State, bat we bow say that tiiere are no out standing debts of the;State that .ire ille gal and fraudulent, unless they be the Memphis and Little Bock bonds, and thi3 we are not prepared to assert. These hoods have not sb yet been recognized by our State officials, eo far as we know. This talk about illegal and fraudulent State bonds is a mere pretext to hide repudiation, btcauee ah persons of any intelligence ki.ow theie are none sneh now eu.standing. If they believe there are such, let them mecuon 41. -mi Nffiriv all the bonds whicn are outstanding are bonds that were issued . . .. . rVr.inhi.ll hfnro th war. bv Governors Campbell, J - - - I W . . , ota (winn.M jounson anu nairie, irj - -- i i i; f M,o,n Tne bonds al (jivuu m ucu ui i i Kaiiiaoal ha vp bseli returned . . . . . uil onluuilMl. into me oiaie nw-v iv t- . tu in nee that our friend of thoBr..wnsvUle r not in favor of ii.ii i una H ii 7 tlin debt oi rciruuiBuuu ui r the State, which means repudiation and nothing else. Aa we agree upon me Lhat ia preserving the- credit and character oitue State, we will rint fallout aboutimiiior is-ues. lue funditg hill has ceased to have any ex and whether rlcht or wrong be longs now to the post Wo thought it was the heat measure that could be adopted at the time, and have given our reasons for the opinions we entertained. But we are now ready to shake hands with all who are in favor of maintaining State credit, whether they favored or o. ued the funding bill. Our opinion us that when a debt cannot be paid It ought ta be renewed. for a limited time. Taisdoee well in private transactions, aiid we can see no reason wny it wouiu not do well in public affairs. If others have a better plan lot them suggest it. The Brownsville Stales ia certainly in error in stating that Dr. Morrow said i; would require each year two million six hundred and fifty three thousand five hundred and netv.two dollars to pay the cur- reut expenses of the Stato government nti the interest on the bondeu Ueut We Lave seen no such statement. He mid it would take that much to pay the current expenses, including the interest nn.1 some back debt. We snowed mat these back debts were provided for 1 ; liuk taxes uncollected. If Dr. Morrow orany other man, soys it will take two million five hundred and fifty-three thousand six hundred and ninety-two dollars to pay the interest and current expenses, he merely shows ins iguor ance. Ix bis Brownsville speech, a portion nf which we publish to-day, Major W J. Sykee, while being fully aware of thn difficulties attending the introduc tinn nf anv new system, expresses great confidence as to the fiual success cf the narrow-gauge system of railways, ine fads which he states, and which are drawn from peisonal observation, aie well calculated to make an impressitn upon the minds of all who desire cheap transportation. TUB ORIGIH OF IltELaaD. With due condescension I'd call your atten ilon And without hesitation I will fchow how that naiion Became of creation tho gem and the queen Twas early one morning, without any warn That Vanns was born In the beantllul say And by the same token, and sure 'twas pro Her pinions were soaking and wouldn't give Old Neptuno, who knew her, began to pursue r n mnn 1. er fill. TI- i I'L" t-(1 nlfl TptT And almost had caught her atop of the Ureat Jupiter's daughter! which never WOUIU uu. But Jove, the great Janlus, looked down and shw v imufl And Neptnne so heinous pursuing her wild, Auil sure 'twas no wonder for tazlug bis - lU.t ...no Orrl virv liani T 1 TT MnVltlf. rr . b.. X V. .nnlt 1 -tI ,r n (t Irillfll lot It fell quick as wlnfclDg, on Neptune a-sinklng r. t if. ! In l.l ,r n lilt rf n rjn Anu gavu mm, i" i'""tt4Ubi l 1 That star it as dry land, both lowland and JIUIUUU, And formed a sweet Island, the land of my Thus plain Is tho story, that sent down fiom Old Erin ashore Is the gem of tho earth ! lTpon Erin so nately Jumped Venus so stately but fainted, kaso lately so hard she was pressed: , Which much did bewilder, but eto it had Kllieu aer Her lather distilled her a drop of the best. That sup was victorious, it made her feel glorious A little uproarious, I fear it might prove; Bo how can you blame us that Ireland's IflUUUD For drinking and beauty, for lighting and love; What Tlity Do at CUtircb. Tf TOn nftor thn fivenincr service. Mrs Coonton and the three Misses Coonton arrived home. Tney sat usiiessiy omniiH tlin rnnm -Kith their thinCS OU Mr. Coonton was lying on the lounge . T i I ....lAi.Ufnilln nn ieep. it ijus ueeu, uuuuuuicuij, iu ii..nrpaeivG serrnou. as the ladies were t. liiisv with their thouehts. P.mmpiinp." said Mrs. Coonton, suddenly addressing her eldest, "did vou see Mrs. Parker when she came in!" Vp. ma." replied Emmeline. ' KhB didn't have that hat on last Rnrtiav. did she?" "No." paid Emmeline. "It's her hat. I noticed it the moment she umi-.t ili.trn llio nislp. nnd sqvs to Sarah. ' What on earth possesses Mrs. Parker m wir snnh a hat as that?' savs I." "Such a great prancing feather on ii. M. a liHla nt lnnlrrii awful ridiculous. t f hnnviit: 1 flhnnld lansh riubt out when il saw it." obierved Sarah. ! i t iiidii'i think it looked anv worse i - . than Mary Schuyler's, with the daring .i. i i ii :.l a reu OOW at mo usuh, eaiu r.iucim. in .inr-t B2 wlint Ttrfl. Knhuvler can be thinking oi to dress Mary outliko ... . n r S 4 . 11. -. . 1 . tnat," SSIU jurs. ooutou wjiu a eigu. "Marv must be older than Sarah, and vet fhe dresses as if she were a mere nVitl.l n "Sho:sncarly ayearolderthanl am," naOArtoil K-irftb. ''i)id vou see how the widow Marshall was trucked out'" mterrupicu liinme iina "Kim u'9 hh aw as a rjeacock Mercy, what airs that woman puts oql t uT.iniii lib-n tn liavn nflknii her when she's going to bring back that pan cf flour." And Emmelino tittered malici ously. , "She's shiniDg arounu oiu ja.'-iastErs, thev sav," meutior.f d Amelia. "Old'M'Masters," ejaculated Mrs. Coonton. "Why ho is old enough to be her father." "What difference do you suppose tnat makes to her?" suggested Emmeline. i.Qt.oM rv-iirrir Mpthiisplflll. But I nitV him if he pets her: she's a perfect wild cat." "Say, Em , who -was that gentleman with Ellen Bixry?" inquired Amelia. "That's eg," chimed in Sarah with spirit; "who is he" "What gentleman V" asueu xurs. coon ton. "Wliv. I don't know who he was," explained Emmeline. Thev puinn in diirincr nraver. He was a tall fellow, with light hair and chin wmsKer3." nTI- omililn't liuw lippn her cousin John, from Brooklyn," suggested Mrs. uoonton. "Bither, no," saiu baran pettisuiy. TTo a simrt. nnd has browu hiiir. This gentleman is a stranger here. I wonder where she picked nim up?" d tn kppn miffhtv close to him," said Amelia, "but eno needn't be scared. Xo one will take him unless f hpv arn nrettv hard pushed, xie lOOKS as soft as a tquaah. Did you see him tumble up uis nair wuii ma num. wondt-r what that big ring cost two cents?" and the speaker tittered. "Well.l'mgladir she's got company," said Mrs. Coonton, kindly. "Khfi'fl mae tllliit euoucrh to get some one, goodness knows." "J. SUCiUlU FHJ 'lie liau, uuiuuiucu Emmeline. ' St ' . k : one of them Victoria hats, 1 s-.c jl. I had a drunken father, JL'tl keep m uoors, j. iuiuk, au not be parading mjsslf in public." Just then there was a movement on tho lounze. and the ladies began to take oflTtheir things. "HpIIo. fjlks." said Air. i;oonton, ris ing up and rubbing hiseye3. "Is church out?" i.v, ii col. I WTra fVinninn. 'With a yawn.which communicated itself to her daugmer. "Did you have a goou sermon.' -irot.t.v rood." accompanied by an other yawn all around. "See many goou luouiea. mo next query. "I suppose you think, Mr. Coonton, that that is all thai your wife and chil dren goto church for, to look at people's clothes," said Mrs. Coonton, tartly. "That'e-just like pa," said Emmeline, with a tosB of her head. "He is always slurring church " Pa sloped to bed. Ujukf.-s nnilcr Arrrst. ArnANY, N. Y., July 17. William S. Squires, of the firm of T. W. Squires & Son, brokers of this city, also Charles W. Squires, son of T. W. Squires, were ar rested last evening and committed to jail ia default of ball. William Squires claims that he can establish the fact by New York brokers that all their transac tions were legitimately and honestly conduct d, and that all deposits alleged to have been made in New York by their house were made. "In a little bird singing iu yourhecrf, this morning," asked Bhfkins of Lis young wife at the breakfast-table. He had been out late the night before, and pretended to be veiy merry and amiable. "If you are caught going off with the hired girl to another dance in a beer garden, I'll set a thousand birds to sing ing in your heart or about your ears," was the reply. And BUf kins' whole face turned aa red as hia nose. Milwaukee News. 1 Written lortheSunday Appeal. WANDEBIKU. The heart of man forever at war With thasDlrtt of truth, uod-givea. Further, further from the light afar. Eatrays tils sad footsteps from nea?eu. In the breezes at sunset dying. In the moonllelit peacefully sniumi;. In the thndow on the mountains lying, Creator to creature n inclining. Vet wrapped as iu darkness ii man. Drawn around him the thick veil of self; Only tbU l.wii seems he to scan: "to-aay wen usea, ior to-morrow orings pelf. ' Tho priest from his temple Is lying, Ana man cnoosein mm raincrtuan uou, Saying, "If he is frail, back to buying Anu selling tne true work oi me ciou. And Uod, in the halls of creation, lElis for tne love he'll never entorce. Whilst the Unite builds natlo'i on nation. E.acn on tne ruins or tne oilier duui worse. And the night of the earth grows darker Cloer and closer the veil Is drawn : Will light ever come to the watcher? Alas ' lor tne waicner is mere uawn 7 Gum of Snuilay. Golden Ace. Mn is ft hpinc nf manv nppda. anil tjunuay in us use may ue maun iu miu- totor tn tlipm nl . H lias uis pnvsicai needs of rest from wearying labor, for the relreening oi nis exnaudieu energies, to: the recuperation of his wasted pow prs. He has intellectual needs, of knowl edge, not only therewith to store his mind, but to be made the means of his nnntiniimn p.nlturfl and development. He has alTectional needs; the desire of a de?per domestic love, of truer fnend ciilna nf a larier svmnathv. He lias anthetic needs; he craves the ministiy of beauty forms enjoyment, anu ior ine refining and educating of his tastes. He Viuu lilohpr moral nppda: the instigation of resolve, the strengthening of purpose, tae encouragement oi euori. ne naa also spiritual needs; for the deepening, the purifying, the inspiration of the pro foundest sentiments of bis being. All these Sunday may be made to serve, and the truest Sunday is that which serves them all. To many It is the only extensive and efficient agent for this work. To not a few it is the only oppor tunity for it. Sunday should be used for all these purposes. 1 would have each one freely use it according to his special needs, whether for its restful, en lightening, softening, refining, strength ening or purifying influences. To accomplish all these use3 there are vari? ous agencies whih the Sunday does or can command. For man's moral and relicious culture the church provides worship. It furnishes regular and inva riable services, in which il Invites man's participation. But it should not run the services to excess. It should not monop olize the day with them, leaving no op portunity for other uses. And ono ser vice a day to the same congregation is better than more. One service, wisely nnn.inntpd nnd faithfullv improved is ,uiniuvwv.i --" a a sufficient for the moral and spiritual uses which tne day nas to serve. utsuuiiy this service wil1 be held in the earlier portion of the day, as most convenient and effective. This does not preclude, of course, occasional special services at other times, either singly or in series, for the accomplish .nent of some particular work, or it may be for the henefit of a congregation somewhat difl'erent from the ordinary one. But Ihe religious ser vice must be real and efficient. It must have thought to expand the mind. In it must be a high ideal to elevate the pur poses. In it must be pure sentiment to quicken and inspire the spirit. It must be a living and permanent inspiration to all whom it addresses. For man's in tellectual culture, libraries, reading rooms, museums provide. These fur nish the instruction that elsewhere, per haps, he is not able to obtain. They give to him the attractive and useful b-nnmipiirrp whiph lin ban not the onnor- tnnity at other times of reaching. But on Sunday, aoove an oiueruaya, x wuum have tho home radiate its cheerful at tractiveness and welcome. I would gather together the scattered mem bers oi tne iamny, auu uiuai; ui this a weekly thanksgiving. I would hnvn if summon friends and neighbors to ehare the domestic joy. Nor would I have it forget to set apan Hume uuur of the day for loving correspondence with the absent. Writing letters to the living is a better service than mourning over the dead or whining over sins that ought to be buried and forgotten. So nature, by bringing man into fiesh con tact with its fields, and streams, and forests, may give him both physical and mental refreshing. And art, in tbo form of beauty and melody, opening gslleries of paintirg and sculpture, halls of music and of song, may reach and gratify those more delicate sensibilities, those finer tastes, that help to ennoble and beautify man's living. As man needs, therefore, let him use the day use it most for that which most he needs. Best seived will he be if he can grasp all these uses, and make them to minis ter to his entire needs. Tho only condi tions to this use are an hon est judgment, a clear conscience, and a true regard for others. Frankly facing these and faithfully ob serving them, he shall he kept from all thoughtless frivolty and reckless excite ment, from all merely sensual indi gencies and unhallowed passion. Ke ligion should never be divorced from life. It is not to be separated from any Inffii-ott pnnnpm. nr nptivitv of man. Labor aud rest, work and worship, study . i i , ...... . anu pleasure, love anu leumiug, me iu bo accompanied aud permeated by it. It is to go everywhere, brightening, pu rifying, elevating all. Let Sunday min ister such a religion as this, touching the whole nature, and helping every need of man. Sunday, the day that pagan Home, thus entitled, dedicating it to the worship of the sun, Christianity wisely accepts and boners. Let it be indeed Sun-day full of brightness and of cheer for all; whose coming the child shall welcome and whose going out ho shall regret. Let it be a Sun-day, refreshing tha hndv pniithtpnini the mind, in creasing the affections, purifying the taste, srtengttienirjg every uuuio souu ment. Let it be a Sun-day, free, all-embracing, penetrative, blessing as the light. Let no custom or practice, no law or dogma, limit its benents or casta shadow over it. A Itevll Tree. Tt n POM linQCrlnp fiRVB tilP Amt.fh Australian Kegisler, a pine apple, eight feet mgu anu uiick iu prupumuu, irai. :..r. nnfin Ita ImBP. and lipnuilpd of leaves. you will have a good idea of tha trunk of the tree which, however, was not the color of an anana, but was a dark, dingy crown, anu apparently tw -utuu ua nuu. T?fsm flit. Q no Y n r this fiistip.ated cone fat least two feet in diameter) eight huge leaves sneer to me grouuu, uumo swinging back on their hinges. These leaves, which are joined at the top of the trees at regular intervals, were about eleven or twelve feet long, and shaped very much like the leaves ol an Ameri can agave or century plant. They are two f;et through in their thickest part and three feet wide, tapering to a sharp point, that looked veiy much like a cow's horn, very convex on the outer (but not under) surface, and on the un der (not upper) surface slightly concave This concave surface was thickly set with stroDg horny hooks like those upon the head or a teazle. These leaves, hang ing thus limp and lifeless, dead green In color, had in appearance the massive strength of oak fiber. The apex of the cone was a round concave figure like a smaller plate set within a larger one. This was not a flower, but a receptacle, on.) tlmra o-mlpa into it. a clpar. trpap.lv. liquid honey, sweet and possessed cf Violent llllUiiuauug, oupuiimi inuyci- ties. From underneath the rim (so to speak) of the undermost plate, a series of long, hairy, green tendrils stretched out in every direction toward the hori zon. These were seven or eight feet long, and tapered from four inches to half an inch in diameter, yet they stretched out stillly as iron rods. Above these ( from between tho upper and un per. cups) six white almost transparent pappl reared themselves toward the sky, twirling and twisting with marvelous incessant motion, yet constantly reach ing upward. Thin as reeds aud frail as quills, apparently, they were yet five or six feet tall, and were so constantly and vigorously in motion, with a subtle, si lent throbbing against the air, with their suggestions of serpents flayed, yet danc ing on their tailsf My observations on fVio nnn-iainn -otptp Hnmlpnlv interrupted by the natives, who had been shrieking ... . i.i. iL.i. r. 1 111 arounu tne tree wiu men ouuu mitcc, and chanting what Hendrick told me were propitiatory hymns to the great tree-devil. With still wild er shrieks and chants, tLey now surrounded one of the wornpn, and urged her with the point" of thtir jave lins, until slowly, and with despairing face, she climbed up the stalk of the tree, and stood on the summit of the cone, the palpi swirling all about her. "Tsik! Talk!" (Drink! drink!) cried the men. Stooping, she drank of the viscid fluid in the cup. rising instantly again -with wild frenzy in her face, and .w.T.T.n !n! .-n tmrfia In Tiarlfmhq. Tint tho did not jump down, as she seemed to intend to. Ob, no! The atrocious can nibal tree, that bad been so inert and dead, came to sudden savnge life. The delicate palpi, with the fury of starved serpents, quivereu a moment over uer head, tben as ir instinct witn demoniac intelligence, fastened upon her in sud den coils round and .round her neck and arms, and while her awful screams, and yet more awful laughter rose wildly to be instantly strangled down again into a gurgling moan, the tendrils, one after another, like great green serpents, with brutal energy and infernal rapidity, rose, protracted tlietnselves, and wrapped her about in fold after fold, ever tightening with cruel swiftness and eavagd tenacity of anacondas fastening upon their prey. It was the barbarity of the Laoeoon without its bsauty this etrauce, horrible murder. And now the great leaves rose slowly and stillly, like the arms oi a uerncK, erecteu mem- selves in the air, approscbed one an other and closed about the dead and hampered victim with the silent force of a hydraulic press and therutblesspur pose of a thumb-screw. A moment more, and while I could see the basis of those great levers pressing more tichtly toward each other from their interstices, there trickled down the stalk of the tree great streams of viscid honey-like fluid, minded horribly with the blood and oozing viscera of the vhtiin. At sight of this the hordes around me, yelling madlv. bounded forward, crowded to the tree, clasped it, and with cups, leaves,. nanus anu toiiguts, euui uu uumiueu enough of the liquid to send him mad and frantic. Kev. Jos. Milker. New York Weekly. Max Adeler has the following: "Over in W. one of the churches recently called a clergyman named Kev. Jos. Striker. In that city, by a most unfor tunate coincidence, there also resides a prominent prize-fighter named Joseph Striker, and rumors were afloat a few weeks ago that the latter Joseph was about to enaace in a tontest with a Jer sey pusilist for the championship. Our sheriff considered it his duty to warn Joseph against the proposed infraction of the laws, and so he determined to call upon the professor of the art of self-defense. Unhappily, in inquiring theway to the pugilist's house, somebody misun derstood the sheriff, and sent him to the residence of Kev. Jos. Striker, of whim he had never heard. When Mr. Striker entered the room, in answer to the summons, the sheriff said to him, familiarly: "Hello. Joe! How are you?" Mr. Striker was amszed at this ad dress, but he politely said : "Good morning." "Joe," said the sheriff, throwing his lee lazily over tne arm oi tne cnair, came round here to see you about that mill with Patsy DiDgus, that they're all talking about. I want you to understand that it can't come oil" any wheres around here. You know well enough it's against the law, and I ain't a-going to have it." "Mill! Mill, sir? What on earth do you mean?" asked Mr. Striker in aston ishment. "I do not own any mill, sir. Against the law! I do not understand you, sir." "Now see here, Joe,-' said tho sheriff, biting off a pieco of tobacco and looking V6ry wise, "that won't go down with me. It's pretty thin, you know. I know well enough that you've put up one thousand dollars on that little affair, and that you've got the whole thing fixed with Bill Martin for referee. I know you're going down to Pea Patch island to have it out, and I'm not going to allow it. I'll arrest you aa sure as a gun if you try it on, now mind me." ' Really, sir," said Mr. Striker, "there must be some mistake about " "Oh, no, there isn't; your name's Joe Striker, isn't it?" asKeo tne snerin. i'Mc nnmn ia .Toqpnh Striker. rer My name is Joseph Striker, certain ly." "I knew it," said the sheriff, spitting on the carpet, "and you sea I'vo got this thing dead to rights. It shan't come off, and I'm doing you a favor in blocking the came, became Pasey'd curl you all up end sicken you anyway if I let you ir.eet mm. x khow tie's me oesi man, and you'd just lose your mobey and get all bunged up besides; so you take my advice, now, and quit. You'll besorry if you don't." "I do not know what ycu are rcfer ricg to," said Mr. Striker. "Your re marks aro not only incomprehensible t-) me, but your tone is very offensive, and if you have any business with me I'd thank you to state it at once." "Joe," said the sheriff, looking athim with a benign smile, "you play it pretty well. Any body 'd think you were inno cent as a lamb. But it won't work, Jo seph; it won't work, I tell you. I've got a duly to perform, and I'm going to do it, and I pledge you my word if you and Dingus don't knock off now, I'll grab you and send you up for ten years as sure as death. I'm in earnest about it." "What do you mean, sir?" asked Mr. Striker, fiercely. "Oh, don't you go to putting on any airs about it. Don't you try any strut ting before me," said the sheriff, "or I'll put you under bail this very afternoon. Let's see, how long were you in jail the last time? Two years, wasn't it? Well, you go fighting with Dingus and you'll get ten years, sure!" "You are cert&inly crazy," exclaimed Mr. Striker. "I don't see v, hot you want to slay at that business for, anyhow," said the sheriff. "Here you ore, in a snug home, tiiere you might live in peace, and keep respectable. But, no, you must associate with low characters, and go to stripping yourself naked, and jumping into a ting to get your no3e bloodied and your head swelled, and your oody hammered to a iellv. and ail for what? Why, for a championship! It's ridiculous. What good'il it do you if you are champion? Why don't you try to be honest and de cent, and let prize-fighting alone?" "This is the most extraordinary con versation I ever listened to," said Mr. Striker. "You evidently take me for a-" "I take you for Joe Striker, and if you keen on I'll take you to Jail," said the sheriff, with emphasis. "Now tell me who's got those stakes, and who's your trainer, and I'll put an end to the wbole thing." "You seem to imagine that lam a pu gilist," said Mr. Striker. "Let me in form vou. sir.that I am a clergyman." "Joe." said the sheriff, shaking his head, "it's too bad for you to lie that wav too bad, indeed." "But I am a clergyman, sir paf-tor of the church or St. Sepulchre. JUook i nere is a letter in my pocket addressed to me." "You don't really mean to say that you're a preacher named Joseph Striker?" exclaimed the sheriff', looking scared. " Certainly, I am. Come up stairs, and I'll show you a barrel of my ser mons." " Well, if this don't beat Nebuchad nezzar!" said the sheriff'; "this is awful! Whv. I mistook vou for Joe Striker, the nrizc-flghter! I don't know how I ever a preacher ! What an ass I have made of myself! I don't know how to apolo gize: but if vou want to kick me down the front steps, just kick away I'll bear it like an angel: ' Then the sheriff withdrew unkicked, and Mr. Striker went up stairs to finish his Sunday sermon. The sheriff talked ofreslgnicg, but he continues to hold on. luiportuut Musical Ul&covery. An important musical discovery has just been made in Bergamo, in Italy. An examination was recently made ot a chest preserved tbere which contained the manuscripts left unfinished by Doni zetti (who was a native of Bergamo) at his death. Therein was found the ori ginal partition of a musical farce called the Campanello dcllo Sptziate, of which Donizetti hnd composed not only the music, but the words; the partition of Two Men and One Woman, ot which the words were by Gustave Vaez; and most important di-covery of all, the manu script of an opera in three acta, entitled The Duke of Alva, witli the original libretto in French, by Eugene Scribe. The first act is completely finished and ready for representation; of the tWo others, the principal morceaux only are composed. These being ready, however, it will be easy matter to prepare the re citative, and with this task three young composers have been charged, it is expected that the whole will be ready for representation early in the fill. It will first be performed in Italy, and, if successful there, will probably be transferred to Paris and London. If it is as good in its way as was DonPUsquale, which was, I believe, Donizetti's last represented opera, the discovery is, in deed, an important one. BovcmeulH of iliu Interim! Kevenne Comuili5lonei8. Louisville, July 16. Colonel P. B. Hunt, supervisor of internal revenue, and C. W. Horton, special agent of the treasury, have arrived here, and with Special Agent Wheeler will immedi ately commence a thorough examina tion Into the affairs of the office here, which, in the meanwhile, has been closed. PBAXH CXLIX. VETBirAWr TRAjraLATKDFJtOMTHE HEBREW nr KEV. JAMES K.OrTlIKI. Hallelujah. Hlng to the Lord an anthem new and sweet, Let pious throngs Ills pralfeand glory Bins; Let In their Maker iM-ael rejoice. And Zlons sons exult in Ood their King. 3. Let them in dance extol Ills holy name. With timbrel and with harp ills praise pro claim. 4. For In his people God will e'ver dengm, Will ornament the. racec wuu neip anu might. The plons will with glory be elate. And in their couch their Joy vociferate. . Their throati is full with Uod's exalted praise; A two-edged sword within their hands they raise, . Tn nnv the heathens retribution Just. And cbaftlse nations groveling in the dust; I. To bind their King with chains in godless I anas. Their nooles and their chiefs with Iron bands. 9. To make them feel the judgment written down : For all his talots an ornamental crown. Hallelujah. Oil! '.feu In HOKstn. New York World.) Russia has been neatly compared to an Oriental bullnine with a European facade. Her civilization is so new that it has not yet been absorbed into the tis sues, but is little more man sKin-ueep. Iu matters of religion, while only the orthodox Greek churcn is puonciy ai lowed services. Bussia is as much diS' tracted with frenetical sects as Egypt was in the first centuries of the christian era. as Germany in the days after Luther or -England under the Liong parliament There are rationalists, a few; Quakeis, Shakers, dervishes, mystics, religious communists, latter-day saints.sects as las' civious as the inhabitants of the Daphne suburb of Antioch, and sects which insure the continence of their proselytes by horrible and atrocious mutilations. It would be a long and thankless task to analyze all the avatars in which Russian heresy manifests itself; butsomoofthf39 sects aro most curicm in their beliefs and forms, and some horribly revolt ine in their practices. The strangest doctrines of the- mystical east lurk still in the forests of Lithuania and the remote provinces of Little Russia, in the twilight bogs of Finland, and the plains centering in Moscow. The sect of the IWy&ly is a fair sample of the degree of inspiration needed to attract religious followers in Russia. Daniel Pmllippo vitch. a deserter from the army, about the beginning of the last century curtly announced that "I am the God an nounced by the prophets, descended a second time upon earth for the salva tion of the human race, and there is no other God but me." This was the first of his twelve commandments, and it will be admitted he went beyond oven Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. Daniel is supposed to have been a prose lyte of one Kullman, a German enthu siast who attempted to introduce the doc trines oi Jacob Boehme into Russia un der the Resent Sophia, was arrested as a heretic and publicly burnt in Moscow in 1689. The blood of the martyrs is me seed of the false church, as well as of the true church. Daniel took for his Christ a serf of the Narj chkines named Ivan Souslof, and these two promulgat ed a doctrine and legend, and formu lated a worship. Tho Khlysty (Flagel lants) call themselves men or tiod, Community of the Disciples or, Society of Brothers ar ' They have no written doctriLr. nor reform all is traditional : pretend that the true faith vhs Christ, Si-ti-rs. "t"y, ii' ; ey . ed to Russia during the reign of Pet. r .he Great, by God the Father himself, who descended upon Mount Gorodica and took the human form of Daniel Philip povitch. His followers call him the God of Sabaoth. Daniel wedded a wo man one hundred years old, in whom conception was held immaculate in so far at least as it was impossible, who bore him a son, Ivan Timofeevltch Souslof, whom he recognized as his only begotten, the Christ. Ivan ascended to heaven, but each generation has his liv ing descendant and representative, to keen the faith alive, in some man born of these two divine families of Souslof and Philippovitch. Ivan chose twelve apostles to preach the twelve com mandments of Daniel. Just as his doc trines began to spread (the legend claims) the new Christ was arrested, cruelly beaten, burnt,tortured,and at last crucified at the holy gate of the Krem lin. But this martyrdom does uot satis fy the inonjiks. Ivan came to life again, andwasagtin tortured and ciucified, and the body burnt; the shroud in which the body had been enveloped, however, escaped the flames; Ivan came to life in this, and lived happily afterward until his appointed time camo to return to his Father's kingdom. Tho last descend ant of Daniel was a woman named Ouliaua Vasilief, who was worshiped in her home near Kostroma, till Czar Nicholas had her imprisoned in an or thodox convent. The sect of the Khlys ty, however, has penetrated into every province of the empire aud every rank of society. In 1817 a society was" sur prised practicing its mystic rites in one of the imperial palaces at St. Peters burg. Like the Druses, the Khlysty per mit their disciples an outward conformity with orthodoxy; their own worship is secret. They are ascetic; wine, feasting, oatb.3, marriage itself, are all prohibited; all rites and doctrines are kept under a bond of secrecy, and the injunction is renewed perpetually to believe in and expect the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the shape of immediate inspiration. They work themselves up to ecstasy by dance, song and gyration like those of the Shakers and the Dervishes of Mussul man countries. They are said to have disciples among the royal family, tho nobles, the nriett3, the monks and nuns. The Skakounu is a sect which differs from the Khlysty chiefly in their style of motion. While these spin, the former leap into the air; but they are said to be exceedingly licentious, excess oi iioium ous practice being, indeed, taken as an act of highest worship. Their religion is nee love run matt. Marriage is a stain, an impiety; incest no crime, since all true believers are brotners and sisters in Christ. They found all their practices unon texts of scripture. They are also accused of practising a sort of holy can nibalism at some of their orgies: The blood of a new born infant (the child r an unmarried woman, first baptized and tben having its tliroat cut) is mixed with honey and taken in place of the Eucharist. Others say that the victim, instead of being killed with a knife, is slain by being tossed in the air from one to another till it expires, sometimes the virgin breast of a young maiden is cut cfl' to supply the horrible repast. The Skontsu is a nightmare of a sect that brings to mind the Corybantic frenzy cf Attvs. me symbolical maunesa or uri- gen. It is a sect only possible in holy Russia a sect whicb;practices castration as a universal duty, in order to insure continence, the crown of virtues. The Skoptsky call themselves Belt Golouby -white doves aud found their peculiar doctrine upon a literal construction of Matthew xix., 12. The women, the bet ter to fit them for being doves, are mu tilated by excising the breasts, by tat tooing, and oilier devices sun more hideous. To -keep up their eect, some privileged Skoptsy are ptrmitted to many; but most of their recruits are from without, by proselyting, by brib ing, or by stealing children. They are millenarians, impatient for tho ap proaching end of the present social or der, when their Messiah will come, set up Lis kingdom in holy Russia, aud give the empire of the earth to hisfiiints, the Skoptsy. But before this the number of the saints must be complete, according to the tale given in the Apocalypse; and consequently the exertions of the Skoptsy are incessant aud herculean to bring their congregations up to the es tablished number of one hundred and forty-four thousand. This heresy of the Skoptsy had its heginniug apparently about 1770, the year of the plague cf Moscow. St. Petersburg was thoir center aud New Jerusalem. The founder or organizer of tl is eect was Andrew Selivanof, who was preaching his doc trine in St. Petersburg In Najioleon's time, and lived until the year 1832. He is now a divine incarnation like Ivan Souslof. The Skoptsy doctrine is but an intensification of that of the Khlysty; the later-born sect is an offspring of the loins of the eider, and the ritual is de rived from the same source. They clothe themselves in long white linen robes, girt over the loins, for their meet ings, and dance and sing and excite themselves after the most approved fashions. They hold that Jesus was only the John the Baptist of Selivanof, and that the secret doctrine of Jesus, for which an unbelieving worla was not pre pared, was to avenge the original sin of our first parents by the effective process of mutilation. Selivanof, an ignorant peasant, who could not read or write, be gan his career under Catharine II. He was knouted and banished to Irkoutsk, whence he did not return till tho reign of the Emperor Paul. He passsd the last twelve years of his life impris oned In a convent, helplessly Imbecile, and died aged one hundred years by repute. The existence of these sects there are many others like them in Rus siahelps to explain the easv accent- I ance there of the preposterous practices of the Spiritists, and the favor which Homeand other pretenders oi nis ciass have found tbere. At bottom the cause of the.'e things is to besought in the popular ignorance, iu the yet strong Oriental cast of mind of the Russians, and ia their seclusion from contact with the progressive spirit of the west. One curious circumstance is developed in connection with the Skoptsy. Tney are very fond of money, and make the best bank clerks in the woriu. "ii i were a banker," said a Russian, not long ago, "I would have no cashier but a tkopcts. For a strong-box, as for a harem,' no guardian like a eunich. In every em bezzlement, in every falsification of ac counts, there is usually a woman at the bottom of the trouble ; -ith the Skoptsy one can sleep in peace." Sonlliern "iBdrpcuilence." Natchez Weekly Democrat. "Hallo, stranger, you seem to be going to market?" "Yes. sir. I am." "What are you carrying that plow along for?" "Going tosendit to Pittsburg." "To Pittsburg, in Pennsylvania?" "You're mighty right: I am." "What are you going to send it there for?" "To set sharpened." "All the way to Pittsburg to get sharpened?" "You bet! We've starved our black smith out; he pulled up stakes theother rln.v auu went to Texas." "Well, that's rather a novel Idea my friend sending a plow so far to get sharpened." "Not so novel as you heard it was. Wo do our milling in St. Louis." "U that so?" "You're right it is. We used to have a mill at Phnbinville creek, but the owner got too poor to keep it up, and so we turned to getting our gnnumg uone at St. linuis." "You don't mean to pay you send your grist all the way to St. .Louis by rail?" "I didn't say anything about gris we hain't got no gris to send. But we get our flour and meal from St. Louis." "I see you nave a hide on your wagon." "Yes, our old cow died last week. March winds blow the life out'n her. Sendin' her hide to Boston to get it tanned." All the way to Boston? is that not rather expensive my friend? The freights will eat the hide up." " mat's a ract cleaner man me duz zards did the old critter's carcass. But what's the use bein' taxed to build rail roads 'thout you set the cod of 'em? Used to have a tan-yard over at Licks killett and a shoemaker too. But they'ie kerllummuxed." "Kerflummexed what's that?" "It means gone up the spout and twixtyou and me, that's mighty nigh the case with our State." "When do you expect to get your leather?" Dou't expect to git no leather at all expect to git shoes some day, made at Boston or thereabouts." "Rather a misfortune to lose a milk cow, my friend." "Not so much a misrortuno as you heard it was. Monstrous sight ol shuck in' and nubin' in a cow, and milkin' her night and mornin' and gettin' only about three quarts a day." "What are you going to do for milk?" "Bend north font." "Send north for milk?" "Yes; concentrated milk and Goshen butter." "Oh! I see the point" "Mighty handy things these railroads make them Yankee fellers do all our jobs for U3 now do our smithin, and grindm'. ana tannin', and miiRin', ana churnin'." "I see you have a bale of cotton." "Yes; we go our bottom nickel on cot ton. Sendin' it up to Massachusetts to get it carded, spun and wove. Time'll come when we'll send it there to be ginned: then we'll be happy. Monstrous sight of trouble running these gins." "That would ba rather expensive; sendiug cotton in seed." " No more so than them western fel lers pays when they send corn east and get a dollar a bushel and pay six bits freight. Besides as I said, what is the use of paying for railroads 'thout we use the roads?" " You seem to appreciate the advan tages of railroads." "I think we ought we pay enough for 'em." "I reckon you fatten your own pork " Well, you reckon wrong, stranger. I get them Iilinoy fellers do that lor me It'd mighty convenient, too monstrous s ght of trouble toting a big basketful of corn tnree times a aay to nogs in a pen 'specially when you haint got none to tote it to " "I should thii.k so." "There's one thing lacking, though to make the business comp!e'.e." " What's that?" "They ought to send them hogs ready cooked. CooEtn', and prepariu' woou for cookin', takes up a heap of time that ort by rights to be employed in the cot- ton-patcn. 1 was sain' to my old wo man the other day, if we Mississippi folks got our cookin' and washin' done up north, and sent by express, we'd be as happy as office-holders." "Your horse in the lead there seems to be lame." " Yc-s, needs shoein'. If he wasn't the only horse I've got, and I can't spare him, I'd send him up to where they made the horse-shoes and nails and get him shod. Can't get such a thing done in our parts. Perhaps I can at the de pot." "How do you manage to live in your parts, my old friend?" "Why, we raise cotton. My road turns off here, stranger. ' Gee, Ball; back, Brandy. I'm glad I seed you, stranger." Petrified Hamnn Ilodleo In Hnlne. Bangor Whig 1 A few days ago the graves of Mr. and Mrs. Kidder, of Eddiogton pond, were opened for the purpose of disinterring and removing their remains to another locality. Mrs. Kidder has been dead for eighteen years, white the body of the husband was committed to the earth f rty-three years ago. Owing to the length of time which has elapsed, it was not anticipated that anything more than dust, or a few bones at most, would be tounu. ureatiy to tne sur prise of those present, on opening the grave ot Mrs. ntuder, who was over eighty years of age at the time of her decease, her body was found as perfectly preserved and the features as natural as on tno day ot ner nutiai. uer hair was of considerable length, but the last vestige of her grave clothes had disap peared, leaving a solid petrification, not unlike marble, of a grayish tint. Pro ceeding next to the grave of Mr. Kid der, by the side of the other, it was found that, although nearly half a cen tury had passed since ho wa3 numbered among the living, his body had also turned to stone of a deep, rich brown color; but, more singular still, while all the clothing had disappeared from the body of his wife in eighteen years, his body still retained portions of the cloth in which he was dressed for the last time, forty-three years since. In dig ging for this body notiace of the box or coffin could be found, and the petrified remains, of which only tho upper part of the ekull and portions of the feet had disappeared, lay in Eeveral inches of water. Wlren first reached the work men supposed they had struck a stone of some kind, and the weight of the tody was so great that three men were re quired to lift it. A Paroxysmal Hick. Dubuque Tiraef.l A curly-headed seven-year-old boy of the second ward came dashing into the kitchen yesterday, where his mother was mixing bread, and blurted out "Ma, who's Beecher?" "Beecher? You should say Mr. Beecher, Willie. Why, he is a famous divine of Brooklyn, New York. Why do you ink that ." "O, nothing. Only a while ago I was playing out by the gate and heard na say to Mr. Smith that if the truth were known, there was a good manv Beech- ers about, and he said they had both been in the Beecher business consider ably themselves, and had been lucky at it. No one had found them out. Mr. Smith laughed and winked at pa, and he said, You bet.' Then pa said there'd oe a nurncane ii you suspected anything : pa looked down then and seen me. and slapped me, and told me to go into the nouse." The mother Ecratcbed the dough from her arms and gave Willie a doughnut and sent him out to play. She then stepped to the door and crooked her finger at her faithless husband, who came in hi unsuspecting aa a lamb. When he was fairly inside the house.she laid him quietly to rest behind thestove wun a potato masher, and then the packed up and went home to her mo tier. The benedict has hired a cook, and the doctor is treating him for a kick which he eaya he received from his off mule. A Sen National Hymn. The following original hymn, written by Charles James Sprague. aud set to the musiccf "God Save the Queen," was sung at the Bunker Hill Centennial cel ebration : Here, whexe tho savage band Iiovt-U through the forest lands. Wild and unknown, Came sturdy men of yore, sirorg In tne Talth they bore, Making this desert shore Freedom's hlali tbione. Her?, where the 1'ilgrlm few, In to a nation grew, Spread far aud wide, fame an lnvadtnc foe, I hat throne to o-enlnox. With but a feeble Il.v, Struck at our prido. Uone, is the sav-uie now. Gone, tho Invading fop. Freed Is our la nr , Oh, Lord of war Kin pence. May sttllelorover i se. And may ourMreuu'U lucre tse, Feil by Thy hand. tVomru na NinmcRler. M. M.T.. in the Chicago Times. Several years f-ince when visiting iu rew York, one wet morninr. 'U3 rrieiu with whom X was staying aud n yseii wero idling in her library, when a ring at the door-bell was followed by the Ush' ennginof a womsu enveloped in a waterproof cioaa, and canyiug a oaKei covered closely witn a rnbuer cioin. Her salutation was in broken i.ugiijh, and her inquiries concerning the health of madame and the children thawed she was well known to the lady of thebouie, After a remaru or two about the i weather, tho woman threw a significant glance at me, saying: "Would madame line anytning to- daj ? I have some very fine things." "iiet us see tnem," was me reply, "i know my friend would like to look at, them." The woman stepped into the hall and took off" her cloak: returning, she opened her basket and spread out ou the green cloth of the table numerous hand some laces. Of course we were m ecstacie3 over them. A set consisting of collar ami cuff of cobweb, gossamer-like texture I coveted, while my friend's attention was fixed on an elegant uounce almost half a yard wide. "How beautiful this would make my lavender silk look for the charity ball," she said, holding one end of it up to view. "Magnificent," exclaimed the woman, "and it is only $ " namingaeum that 'startled me. My friend laid it down. "1 should never get it paid for," she said, anil "I am still in your debt for that bertbe." "That ia uotlnng nommg at an, madam ; it would make your i re33 so lovely, and it is tres cheaj ; you would have to pay as much agt.m for it at Stewart's." Then she mentioned sev eral women of wealth and fashion, to whom she had sold flounces not near so fine. "How comes it you can sell these things so cheaply?" I inquired. She shrugged her shoulders, and be gan putting tne pieces oacu in uer basket, all out tnenounces; -iity orotner is in the trade at Paris, and sends them to me." "Madam will keep that," she said, ns she began trying her covers on. "I must go, it is a wet morning and the ladies will have time to look at my things, and the ball comes off next week." My friend resisted, although sorely tempted, and the flounce returned to the basket. The woman was evidently chagrined, but ere she closed the door she said, politely: "Should madam change hor mind, or if I can accommodate her in ary other way she knows where to find me." "Where does she get these things?" I asked, ere the hall door closed on her. "Smuggled," was the reply. "Sho.is a very useful person, and sells such things a great deal less than you can get them anywhere else. She has the run of certain fashionable houses, and half the costly laces you see have been through her hands. You give her a little note, and she will wait almost your own time for the money; and if you are hard pushed, she will take any jewelry that hs become old-fashioned, velvet dresses, or mantles, in part pay ment. Sometimes she loans 11 luncaa or berthes for occasions, but she asks ruin ous prices, and the rik is grcst, for should the articles be in the least injured you aie obliged to keep it at her esti mate." "Do the ladies know the goods are smuggled?" "Of course they do, although never a word passes in regard to it, and it is tacitly understood that neither sho nor her business are to be mentioned to hus bands. When Mrs. W died she owed her nearly a thousand dollars. Mr. W demurred about paying the note. There was quite a time about it; but all Mrs. W's. family dealt with her, neither side wanted an expose, so the matter was compromised. "Tbere is no such great harm in it. Tne government is rich enough. Men are not so rigidly righteous, but they shirk their taxes in every possible way. Why should not we women shiik these put upon articles which are our peculiar wear?" I afterward met thiswoman with her basket at a house where they counted their fortune by millions, and was con strained to believe what my friend told me was true. It is curious that women who would recoil from the slightest imputation of dishonesty, who view theft with horror, will defraud the government by smug gling, or by purchasing good3 known to be smuggled without the least remorse of conscience, but with a certain exulta tion, simply, I believe, because they de test taxes, and derive a real pleasure from the exercise of ingenuity in out Witting officials. Ono lady toldof purchasing a quantity of lace and velvet at a trilling cost; then came the bother of getting it home with out paying the duty. She accomplished this by cutting the velvet in breadths for dress skirts, basting these together and putting ou tne skirts and on all other articles as much lace as possible. These she packed in her trunk and they passed for her private wardrobe,a!though tney nlled commissions from her friends, Another brought home diamonds sewed in the puffings of a d;ess worn by her six-year child. A New York girl about to be married was at Genoa, and wished to convey to America some rolls cf velvet. While she was exercieed about it, there passed through the city an officer ot the United States government, accompanied by hU wife and sister. The latter, learning the countrywoman's perplexity, sympa- mized, and put tne velvets in Per trunk When the party reached New York, soma of the gentlemen's friends went in a small government vessel to take him from Staten island up to the city. As the trunks were passed from the vessel a customhouse otiicer said, laying his hand on one of them, "I suppose there is notning contrabenu here." "Noth ing," was the reply tf both tho gentle man and nis wife. Xila sister was en gaged talking and did not hear, and the velvets were landed In safety. In connection with smuggling, an in cident was given wnicn was vouched for as true, and which I tell as told to me: A lady occupying a high position at Washington, whose husband was of tne government, made a trip to Europe with him. She "doted" on lace, and here was her opportunity. Talking of ma acquisitions sne snouid make tn tnis line, he told her she should purchase any reasonable quantity, providad she would not smuggle any. To this she ac ceeded. The gt-ntleman took as part of uis waruroue a dressing gown, for like moit Am. ricars. iu the privacy cf his room, be likd to pull off his coat. Several times on the trip he observed the care his wife took of this garment. and was gratified for her anxiety for his comfort. Once, when smoking, while iignung nis cigar, ne set his gown on fire, and quite a hole was burned in the skirt, llis wife was considerably agi tated, and he was flattered that so tri fling a danger to him had so moved her. One morning, immediately after their return to thiscountry, he found before he reached nis. office, that keys he needed he'had left at home, and retraced his steps to get them. Letting himself in with his latch-key, he proceeded to his chamber, and on opening the door found his wife on her knees on . the floor, his dress-gown, divested of its lining, ana spread beforo her, and she, scissors in hand.diaengaging from it a white.llimsy fabric, with which it was covered. She sprang up on seeing him, laughed and exclaimed: "You are the smuggler. You wore that lace all over Europe, and brought it home." ... . . , She declarea the value of it went into the revenue through the conscience fund. , , , , , Secretary Bristow has lately put stumbling blocks in theway of this soit of thing, and niad it more dillicult of accomplishment. Five hundred dollars worth is all mat is alio weu now, iree oi , duty in the way of wardrobe, and then, too. there is a little ugly barrier in the way of an oath, that will be hard to get over with the fj r of a forfeiture, in case of a mistake, added. But we will see. Ailvnntaxr ! I'listp MailwajH. W. J.aykes' Brownsville Speech.' Railroads had not paid as investments because they had cost too much in their construction ami in operating them, for the amount of ousinetw they uul. lie said we need roada more chtaply built and operated He gfcY the experience of the Ciro and St. .Louts r iad to show the ad vantage of cheat, rnilroad. That read carried as manv paepgraand as much freight as any t f iur f uthern railroads at one third 1h expense. Toe coaches wers cquaUy as comfortable, the time made was tqur.Ily aa great, being twenty miles an hour, and they were liable to fever accidents. The amount of freight carried by them was tnt on each trti:j as ou aity road haviiig as &:eep grades. He had for some years thru-jrat these miiroads WouM aiswer all the pur pose t f more cc&tiy ronds.and what was form riy a matter of opinion wan now a ni-tttei wt knowledge. He guve iu detail the advantages of theee roads and de Ft'iilwd the manner in which they were built ami operated, but we have not space to give all hia remarks ou tbU brauch of the tul ject. He said he had no faith iu legislative or cong esHontl enactments to regulate railroad charges. Such at t3mpts had always proved abortive, and had increased the very evils they were intended to remedy. The only practica ble remedy is a system i f cheaper roads, wnicn cculu be more cheaply operated than those now in uee. All other reme dies would prove vain and iiiusive. He said ho was aware that anyone who would attempt to introduce a new sy:i tern would fcavf many tiitli-tilties'to contend with, and no matter how laud able his object, ho'A gr.il his intentions, or how practical uiap'ans, would tul ject himself to be be considered (Quixotic m his views, if he did not incur the deri sion, or even odium, or these who dif fered with him. He, however, felt so confident on tliii subject that he waa willing for time and experience to deter mine the soundness of hie views ou this question. If the people deeire to submit to the present hlgu rates of ttansporta tion on local freight aud passengers, all they have to tlo is to reject tho plan pro posed acd refuse to build a system of cheap roads. I. A. SHANE, I'rt. A. HAHKIS. A. SHANE, HARRIS & CO,, Cotton Factors in mmmiw jForwiirtiljsg Merchants 280 Front St., MEMPHIS, C3"Ltberal advance made on consign ments. llagzlDg, Kope and Ties fnrBlHheu to customers." AUE.VTS FOX NSiirH'S fUN. Refkrescks by I'krmi-wiox. Ualoa and Pia-iters Uuk, State Nntlonal Bank. ys MOORE, SMEIIY & 10. (Successors to Stantou at Moore,) 6BQCIB8, CQTTQ& FACTORS AHO- Commission Merchants. no. sn FJta.vr sTXXEr. Special attention glvi-n to the side oft 'of on, Wheat and produce generally. JnlUl.tw CINCINNATI fiUSiXTAKiUX. APEKMA.NKNTLY etab'lslmt iaotitntlon for the care, custody, and treatment or the INSANE, iuch.ctlp thoe tuB'er'iiu from EPILEPrSY. a -op rate departtne .1 and bui:iilas for patientx with NKRVoCs L1S OKDKKrt, and for INKHHIATtM ard those addicted to the excemdve um o opium and other narcotic. For cirt ular, a idr-i WM. L. Ptt'K. M. !.. SUD't. Colleen H:ll, Hamilton county, Ohio. MEMPHIS & CK AELSSTON CHANGE OF SCHEDULE. 0' N AUU AFTER SUN DAY, JCNE Leave. Arrives. Mall traip. dally 1v:vnja Uihaja. Express train, daily 3:4Ua.Kt 11:10 p.m. Somersrllle train, daily (ex cept Sundays) tjOp.m Si05a.ni No change or cars between Memphis and Bristol, and only one change of ears to Wash ington. Ciosc connection tor ail points eat anil southeast. Bleeping conches on all night trains. Ticket office 278 Main street. W. J. KOSB.Gem BnpX Toa B. Doss, Ticket A geni. mj-a Notice to Contractors. BIDS will be received at the office or John T. Elliott, J. P., No. ,;L5 Second street, tilt Monday, the ItHh of July, at 2 in., tor tho erect oa ot a building on the Poorhonse U round Plans aud breclficatlonx ran bo seen at Ihe otrice or Johu T. Elliott, and at the office ol M. L. Brown, to.'nty Surveyor, at Courthouse. J. L. BHOOKS. JOHN T. ELLIOTT, J. TV. UEtKINU, July 10, l7n. 'ommivioners. DNPESSITYJFVIRSiKIA 0P:NS Oc'obcr 1; continues through nine month. It h organised tn schools on the elective pybtem, with fnll courses In Classic, Literature. Science I with practice in Chemical and Physical laboratories ,in Law, Medicine, Ungineerinsr. Teaching and Agriculture. Ap p'yfor Catalogues to JAMES tf. HAKRISON. Chairman, P. O. Univers.ty ol Virginia, Albe marle County, Virginia. lylS CVriULISURD is to. J &J. &T8SLE&C0.. i C5 - . , 6R0CS&S & CQTTOH FACTORS, No. 1 Exchange Bu.Ming, ICS Fraat Street : : Xempbls, Term. ARE prepared to handle WHEAT ou com mission. Sacks furnished on orders. iSSAEAY INSTITUTE fOA YOUNO LADIES ANU ML5ES. Boarding an 1 Day School ; Latin, English and French. French Is the .amtuage of the family 9XA.1KVWI: H'HKHVlLI.Y. ir.-JT.t: 1SSII iI'Xl rE8T. IMilln.. l'a. TXTE t-re prepared to handle Wheat on con- TT Slg 'Ignment. Je2 J. T. FAKOASON AMI. SS, WE&TBBOQK, Late of Hernand), MlSBllppi.) HOT SPRINGS ASK. HEMPEIS & LITTLE B8CKR. W. Mah train leaves depot, foot Wash ington street, da'ly 10 P-m. L. & N. K. R. depot J F-m Arrives daily- -:t a-m. New Pu iman Palace oars on mall trains Irom this date, June ,l-5. For further lnlorniatPn and tleieln, apply at depot. Center Landing, foot of Washing ton street, No. 2S7 Main street, corner Madi son, and 278 Main street. W.f. SMITH, Acting General Snperintenitent. JV. H P2.KKY, GVi.t-r.ll Tlcfct-' Ai K. A. W'LLIAM1. uli I' -'jt-A-. ru 10AK COLLEGE Salem, Virginia. 23d SESijl03 MKHLVS MPT. I, 1875. rpHOKt'LUH - .leg'aie conrfe, escellenr. X Piepa at .ry l.Hftrmnt, health. ui c i niate. good m -rals, ti I dU-cipllne. er mtd- erateexp n-v 1 i.i1 'Ou ajd oibw fees, 0 .ard. room-ient, in i, :in, ni nu:i, or -cs- slon ol t-n nioutli--. ironi llou to --'.-0. Uys ci.u board wall i'rofsHr ; young men. In College or families. College prospeious. tita-dent-t from all etlnnBcf tht country, twelve, from Tennessee. The annual Catalogue mailed free on application. Address, 145-1 . u. t. U. It., Jylt frcHrtenr. 230 Xalu Street Enat sKe.