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The Columbia Journal, which has for some
weeks had the names of Isham G. Harris and
Pete Turney, for United States senators, at
the head of its columns, has the following in
regard to the former in its latest issue:
Isham (5. Harris possesses more of the traits of s
leader than any man In Tennessee. Oulck.vtgllant,
careful, discreet and wise, nothing would escape his
attention, and he would always be ready with a plan
and a policy. We believe the people ol West and
Middle Tennessee are a unit for him, and cannot see
how the Democracy of East Tennessee can object,
sines his recent triumphal canvass of that section,
where he had been so much misunderstood. We
should retain none of the prejudice Instilled by a
cruel.Internlcene war, but like Americans, having a
common country and a common hope. Ignore the
past, and by the election of our ablest
man, "go forth to meet the dim,
shadowy future without fear, and with man
ly hearts," knowing that Governor Harris Is able to
keep that which we will commit to his keeping, the
guardianship of our liberty, against all the arts and
wickedness ot the enemies ot peace and a restora
tion ot internal relations Between tnc people oi ine
States. While It Is a matter ot great importance as
to who shall be our other senator, let us all Join In
niacins Governor Harris In congress for six Tears.
and when his career Is ended, the people ol Tennes
see will have another bright star to flx In the con
stellation ol her dead statesmen.
"h-ick him when he is down, is a saying
that looks as if it had been applied, by some
evil genius, to the business of the United
States. We were just beginning to show
signs of emerging from the "slough of
despond" into which the panic of 1S73 had
precipitated us, when the insurrection of the
Herzegovinians awoke the distrust of Europe,
and in its consequences kept down, to an ex
cessively low figure, the price of our cotton
at i he opening of the present season. When
ike sisning of the armistice relieved the
pressure, cotton bounded up like a youn;
giant just loosed from a pirison; the other
mercantile interests became more promising,
and there was a clear opportunity for a fine
winter's business to be done, together with a
prospective view of an old-fashioned busy
time in the spring, when the "Presidential
muddle" arose to awaken distrust and doubt
and to repress the arousing energies
that had been cramped ever since the
panic Within itself commerce had
a clear course toward prosperity open
before it, because confidence was reviving,
capital plenty, and exhausted slocks and
ivom-out domestic supplies -wanted replen'
isking. Like a mighty magician, commerce
stood within its own circle, ready for enter
prise and achievements, but without the
circle was all manner of evil demons, let slip
from the leash by the wizzard known as "poll
tics," and those inimical influences outside
its own bounds have torn from the grasp of
trade the prize ,of permanent prosperity
which it -was about to secure. And now con
gress has assembled, instead of regulating
our currency, removing every obstruction
that legislation has placed in the way of
trade, and affording every new facility that
wise policy can offer, the precious time must
bssp2nt in dissipating the "muddle" that
has proved so disappointing to our hopes of
"the good time con.iiig." All this
is sufficiently provoking, but we must
bear the inevitable with what philoso
phy we may, and judiciously
make the best of the misfortune. Every one
who desires a revival of business will refrain
from adding flame to the fire : the more calm
ness and quiet we have, the sooner every
cause of agitation will be removed, and that
feeling of cheerful confidence arise which is
the surest support to trade, and the most re
liable harbinger of good times. Fortunately,
the last week has witnessed a decided im
provement in the condition of tilings. The
hannonious opening of the European con
ference gives good grounds for expecting the
preservation of peace abroad.-while at home
cither because the people have become ac
customed to the present chaotic condition of
public affairs, or because they have ceased to
dread danger from them there is a more
liojieful spirit, and business is resuming its
ordinary course. The New York Post said
On Tuesday: "There is a growing opinion
tliat political affairs will soon cease to exercise
il disturbing influence on business, and that
business calculations for the next half year
will not be materially changed by the discus
sions in regard to the Presidential contest."
The eastern papers generally have held
similar views to these the last few days, and,
the western papers echo the same expectations.
Let the politician attend to his business, and
the commcrcialist to his; each will perform
Ids part the better without the other's inter
ference. In our own city there has been clear
evidence within the last week that the pres
sure of political feeling ha passed away, at
least to a great extent, and the avenues ot
trade have bsen better attended and trans
actions more active in resequence. The
principal effect that the political distrust
which prevails exercises upon trade just now
5s to prevent large purchases; dealers buy as
unworthy citizens vote, "early and often."
The effect of this teems to be of a rather
stimulating character. Persons buying
twice where they usually buy once creates
movement and bustle, which have an anima
ting effect. They arouse business energy and
give a keenness to the edge of business coin
peiition. The sharp appetite for trade en
gendered by the whirl and stir attending fre
quent sales, aids to divert attention
from political squabbles, and to center
public interest in the daily business of life.
Should all this lead to an early restoration
of public tranquillity, good trade, and conse
quently good times, are certain. Since the
panic, expenditures have been kept down,
and every family wants to renew it9 supplies
of many necessary things. Since the panic,
business men have reduced their stocks, and
when orders begin to arrive their shelves will
soon be emptied; to refill them will be to
awaken once more the rush and hurry of
good times. Since the panic, capital has
sought refuge in the banks, and trade has
been left panting and fainting, like a bod
deprived of its just proportion of blood; when
wardrobes and worn-out furniture and up
holstery are renewed, capital will leave its
places of refuge, and once more give vitality
and energy to commerce. Since the panic,
profits have been small and public cnterpriso
has been crippled; as soon as the call now be
ginning to be heard awakens the rivalry of
competition, prices which sonic bine ago
reached their lowest point will begin to
bound upward. When once that move
ment begins when once it is seen
that a hundred articles of commercial value
will be three, five, or ten per cent, higher next
month than they are this every business man
will want to have a share of them, and to
jiaitake of the profit that flows from rising
! prices. When that Etate of things occurs,
tbo proUem u sokeJ Vm gpeU of the panic
is removed. The genius of trade is unfettered
The good time, so ardently longed for. ha?
arrived. The prosperity, so long sighed after,
is secured. That vre are on the eve of this
desirable consummation is evident, for vre
already see moving in the commercial sphere
the awakening spirit of trade. The feeling
is abroad that prices havo passed their lowest
point, and are now on the rebound; that any
article of steady commerce bought at present
rates will, in a few months, pay a large profit.
The knowledge of this fact is arousing a vigor
that will very soon show itself in triumphant
prosperity. Only weak and unpatriotic mis
management of public affairs can put a stop
to the onward course ot the country and of
its trade.
A Drama in Mexico is Jule Verne's next
book, to be publshed by Scribner, Armstrong
TnK Christmas number of the Literary
Xeics is a very superior and a very interesting
one. A. F. Dod A Co., o41 Main street, issue
it gratuitously.
From H. G. HolleivVrg. of this city, we
are in receipt of Happy Again as of Old,
and the Grave of Mabel Clare, both songs
with chorus, by John T. Rutledge.
James Millek announces for immediate
publication an American edition of Letters of
Elizabeth Barret Browning addressed to li.
Hengist Home, with comments on cotempo
raries, edited by S. 11. Townshend Mayer,
about to be issued in London in two volumes.
Tira December number of the Masonic
Jewel is quite up to its predecessors, contain
ing, as it does, a great deal of matter without
which Masons would find themselves groping
in the darkness of the ante-chamber, as it
were. The Jewel ought to find a subscriber
in every Mason in this and the adjoining
James Russell Lowell and Mil Loni,
tellow both have poems in the January
number of The Atlantic, wliich will appear
early this month. Mr. Longfellow's verses
bear the title "The Herons of Elmwood,"
and their subject, by an odd coincidence, is
the home of the author's fellow-poet Lowell,
whose name is signed, a few pages further
on, to some graceful ''Dirthday Verses."
In pamphlet form we have a history of the
law school of Cumberland university, com
piled from Lindsay's Educational History of
the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. It is
a very interesting contribution to the history
of one of the most notable schools of law in
the country, and ought to have, through its
alumni scattered broadcast over the south
and west, a wide dissemination. It is pub
lished by the Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing-house,
We are in receipt of the half-centurv num
ber of the old Western Farmer' Almanac,
published by John P. Morton & Co., Louis
ville, Kentucky. It is replete with original
articles of substantial value to every reader,
and especially so to the farmer. The article
on the "Dairy," by Hon. X. A. Wiilard, is
, alone worth more than the dime the book
costs. The If ratern Farmers' Almanac is the
oldest periodical, excepting the old Thomas
Almanac, in this country, and seems to be as
popular as was the famous I'oor llichard's
Almanac oi England. We advise our read
ers to send a dime to the publishers and get a
A Memoir ok Bishop Cummins. The
preparation of this important work has been i
assigned to Rev. Henjamin Johnson, late rec-
tor of Christ church, Macon, Oeorgia. The j
inbmacv of Mr. Johnson with the late pre-
siding bishop and founder of the Reformed ,
Episcopal church will render this task "a j
labor of love." lie will be assisted by the J
best talent m that church. The materials for j
biography are peculiarly ample and rich, cov- !
ering the long and brilliant career of lii?hop
Cummins in the ministry of the Protestant j
tpiscopal church, as well as the interior his
tory of the movement for Reformed Episco
pacy. A work of no ordinary interest to all
e angelical christians may be expected.
Hurd & UouonTox's December publica
tions wiii embrace the first part of The Wild
Floirers of America, a xuherb quarto vol
ume of colored plates after drawings by Isaac
Sprague, and with text by Prof, (ioodale, of
Harvard university; a one-volume edition ot
Sailer's Crabb lloninson's Diari (two dollars
and fifty cents), thus making it a portable
book at a buyablo price; a new edition of
Burrongh's popular Wake Bobin, with a new
chapter and additional illustrations; the
promised index of the first thirty-eight vol
umes of The Atlantic; nddition.d volumes in
their Riverside editions of Scott and I)e
Quincey, and in the illustrated library edition
of Dickens; and a selection from the Beauties
in the writings of Do Quincey.
The Atlantic Monthly, for January,
will appear on the fifteenth cf this month, a
little earlier than usual, so as to be ready for i
Christmas, the number is to have moreol
holiday character than commonly, its book
noticss being devoted to the publications for
the holidays, mm one of the articles being an
extravaganza by Prof. J. 15. Greenough, of
Harvard, which i? designed for private the
atricals. In this number also will appear the
first of the Atlantic's series of new songs by
American poefc, set to music by American
composers. Bayard Taylor is the song-writer
for January, and his words are reported as
exceptionally beautiful. The music, written
expressly for them, is by J. K. Paine, best
known to the public through his popular
, 'Centennial Hymn."
We have received from Hon. D.C. Slaugh
ter, of Tipton county, this State, a cojjv of
his catalocrue trivini? the nsdiirree of the
Spring Valley farm herd of short-horned cat
tle, now herding on his farm one mile east of
Covington, the present terminus of the Mem
phis and Paducah railroad. Mr. Slaughter.
in his announcement, says:
In presenting this catalozue to the nubile. It Is
with pleasure that I state ;t Is the first catalogue of
recorded stock ever offered to the public by a eltlzen
ol West Tennessee. Upon examination it will be
round that a portion of the stock contains as fine
blood as ever traced the veins of an animal. A large
portion of the stock have been bred on my farm, and
are, therefore acclimated to our southern country.
The proprietor will alwajs tike pleasure In showing
his stock to visitors. All of my young stock are
sired by the descendants of the celebrated ltose of
Sharon and Lady Little families.
The pamphlet is well printed by Shroyor
& Co., of Court street, this city.
Colonel George B. Wauino, author of
"A Farmer's Vacation" and other well
known works, will soon betrin the publication
in Scribner's Monthly of a scries of papers of
special interest to those living in the country.
'rami Villages" will be the title of the first
paper, in winch will be considered the advan
tages oilered to tanners lrom concentration
of their houses and farm buildings into villa
ges, especially as a relief from the dullness
and isolation of remote farmhouses, as afford
ing better education for children, and as
making the farmer's life more attractive to
the young. Another paper will treat of the
work to be done by "Village Improvement
Associations'' in the matter of increased
neatness and good keeping of streets, public
zrounds, private places, etc., the furnishing
of literary clubrooms. the planting of trees,
ind like matters. Still another paper will
give explicit instructions as to the mi'ans for
giving a good sanitary condition to the vil
lage and to the country house. These papers
wdl be accompanied by maps and diagrams
The series has been undertaken by Colonel
Waring at the request of the conductors of
tho Monthly, and is considered by them one
of the most important and valuable enter
prises in which the magazine has vet en
Sheldon & Co. have published Olney's Sci
ence of Arithmetic, the highest of the series.
The latest African book is M. Sollelet's Ex
ploration du Sahara: I'Arenir de la France
en Afrique.
D. Appleton A- Co. will pubUsh in a few !
days the second volume ot Martin's Life of
the I'rince Consort, which has made more stir '
in England than the first volume. j
Dr. Lewis II. Morgan has written a vol- i
um on "Ancient Soiiety," which Henry Holt I
& Co. will publish. Dr. Morgan's papers on
this subject in the North American Beriew
have been the subject of much la vorable com- j
raent. .
Scribner, Armstrong & Co. have issue a ;
handsoms pamphlet jnth the history of the
Bryant vase, containing the speeches made on i
the occasion of its presentation and a fine !
steel engraving of the vase, all for the low i
price of fifty cents. '
The following new novels are announced '
by D. Appleton & Co.: Sidonie, a translation
from the French of Alphonse Dandet, and j
new novels from the pens of Julia Kavanagh
and the author of Comin' Thro' the Bye. ,
Janet, and Her Friends, translated from the !
French, is just published.
Henry Holt & Co. announce for early pub
licatiou a volume of philosophical studies bv j
Chauncy Wliite, late professor at Harvard. 1
This firm has iust purchased the plates of ,
Richter's novels from Osgood; also Thack
eray's Early and Late Bc.jier.i, wliich will be '
issued in the Le-'are Hour series. i
Mr. R. II. Shepherd, of London, announces j
a volume of Mrs. Browning's Earlier Poems,
some of which she had excluded from her i
works as unworthy a place beside her later 1
productions. Mr. Drowning is opposed to :
tliis edition, but the laws of England give
him no redress, the Athenwum says. I
The first volume of Spencer's Sociology :
will lie issued in January from the press of
D. Appleton & Co. This will be among the !
most popular of all his works and one of the I
greatest general interest. Huxley's Ameri- j
can lectures will be issued soon. The text I
has been especially prepared by him sine: his j
return to England. The illustrations were j
made under the direction of Prof, Morse. j
For tb Sunday Appeal, j
"lie fill on Sleep."
fanny BOKum
The winds How cold around thy grave to-night.
The desolate winter winds, Oh! friend of mine.
Groan la the ancient hollows ol the oak.
And hiss and whisper In the lonely pine;
Andthoa ivboloved'st the bloom, the warmth, the
Thou heedest not, nor c irest for tho night.
The brightest flowers that grow In summer lauds.
Tiie softest breezes from the tropic sea;,
The glow of morning, and the noon's white calm,
May bloom, and breathe, and blush. In vain for
Nor love, nor htte, nor cry, nor prayer unhands
The Icy seal upon thy Hps and hands.
And yet, 'tis but a little while. Oh! friend,
Since we were schoolmates but a little while.
Thou taking on the stature of the man,
Begun the man's work, with the boy's brfsht smile;
Assumed thy heritage to spend.
And lo! at the beglunlngwas tho end.
Tis but a little whlie-I saw thy Lice,
And touched thy hand, and heard thy kindly voice.
And yet. to-day, thou would'st not grieve with me.
If I should grieve, nor smile If I rejoice;
To-day, thou clalmest not thy Anger's space.
Nor portion in this world, nor any place.
To know thee gone, and thro' the coming years
To go our ways without thee, and to see
Within the narrowing circle of our lines
How much of life we laid iwaywilh thee;
To learn to hope thro' pain, to believe thro' fejrs,
To learn to pray at last thro' loss and teais.
We hope, we believe, we pray, dear Lord, who gave
The perishing body, and the deathless soul;
We go In deafness, tho' thy thunders roll;
Nor strongest hand may reach Itself to save.
Nor clearest eye may see beyond the grave.
S3 many might have gone immissed-the woJd
Chafes like an o'ergrown river at Its shores;
We thlrk thro'.mlst and doubt, and Io! the Lord -'My
ways are not your ways, nor my thoughts yo ursl"
I claim mine now no sparrow's wing 13 furled
Unheeded of the eyes that guard the world.
(iod Is good! Age shall not dim thine eye,
Nor mar nor bend thee from thy stately prime.
God Is goo: ! Thy heart shall never know
The cold and hard'nlng change of changing lime;
Nor life's sure grief shall teach thy Hps to sigh;
Nor 'He's sure evil thou hast past them by.
Farewell, true friend! Thou, fallen asleep wllhdeith.
Wilt raise not hand, nor voice, to answer me;
And yet I trust, on some bright fadeless day,
Willi earth and tears forgot, to speak to thee,
And thou irili answer, speaking with new breath,
And Time be Death's, and we havo vanquished
Attitude of Southern Leaders.
Correspondence Cincinnati Enquirer.
There is a great deal of talk hero concern
ing the attitude of some of tho southern mem
bers on tho Presidential question. The ap
prehension is becoming deeper every day that
they are willing to temporize with Oovenior
Hayes rather than resist against the seeming
successful hope of his inauguration. It is not
to be construed that n single southern Demo
crat in congress believes that Hayes lias been
legally elected. On the contrary, there is re
markable unanimity in the belief that he has
not. Tnc real point at iisue wilh them is
whether the Democracy will bo able to suc
cessfully induct Governor Tilden. They have
been so long under the iron hand of Unint
ism and his carpetbag allies that any relief
from it will bo hailed with delightful satisfac
tion. They, however, assert that they will
back up any step taken by the Democrats of
the norlh to secure the seat to wliich Gov
ernor Tilden is elected, but that the initial
step must be made by them. They say that i
if any movement should bo made on their i
part, the old crv of "Hebel" would be raised
and it wonli senou'Iy jeopardize Governor
Tilden's chances.
XarraganHCtt and Tnrk.
The Levant Herald, oi the seventeenth of
November, says: "On Wednesday Hon. Ilor-
ace Maynard had an audience of thesuUan
at Hie piuace of Dohuabaghtche to present
liia letters of appointment, re-accrediting him
as minister of the United States of America
to the Ottoman Porte under the reign of his
present majesty. His excellency was accom
panied by Mr. Eugene Schuyler," secretary of
legation and consul-general, and by the other
members of the stiff, whom he presented to
the sultan. Hon. Mr. Tuckerman, formerly
American minister in Greece, also accom
panied his excellency. Mr. Maynard and hi
suite were conveyed to and from the palace
in court carriages, and the customary state
ceremonial was observed."
Grant' Ureneh of Confidence.
Washington Special to the Philadelphia Times.
Instead of indicating wherein he was mi?;
juoted. he stole a march on the New York
member, and prepared tho public mind, as he
thought, to receive the communication of the
latter. The breach of promise was the same,
no more nor less, than when he told Hewitt
he would do a certain thing one night and
repudiated it after having slept on it. It i3
noticeable, however, that the President does
not deny that he did tell Hewitt that ho would
recognize the legislature of South Carolina
which acquired the constitutional majority.
He gets out of it now by saying that it was a
"private opinion." Ho had in the meantime
been bulldozed by Cameron, Sherman, Gar
field and Taft. He had, too, been twitted by
the New York Times. Tho amend he makes
now is the source of deep humiliation to
many of his party friends. It shows lu'm in
e light ot a partisan, wholly unbecoming
io hold ing his elevated position.
How Many Applen I)!d Adam and Kve
Some say Eve 8 and Adam 2 a total of 10.
Now, we figure the thing out differently.
Eve 8 and Adam 8 also. Total, 10 Boston
We think the above figures are entirely
wrong. If Eve 8 and Adam 82, certainly the
fotal will be 90. Scientific men, however, on
the strength of the theory that the antedilu
vians were a race of giants, and consequently
great eaters, reason sometlung like this : Eve
blst and Adam 82. Total, Gloucester
Wrong again. What could be clearer than
if Eve SI, and Adam 8-1-2, the totalwasS'JU.
Bonton Journal.
I believe the following to be the true solu
tion: Eve 8-1-4 Adam; Adam 8-1-2-4 Eve.
Total, S'MS Veritas.
Still another calculation is as follows: If
Eve 8-1-4 Adam, Adam 8-1-2-4-2 oblige Eve.
Total, 82.05G. We think, however, this not
to be a sufficient quantitv, for though we ad
mit that Eve 8-1-4 Adam, Adam, if he 80 8
1 2 4-2 keep Eve company. Total, 8,032,0-jG.
yew York Mail.
Whut Tweed's! ItnsKiice Contained.
The baggage belonging to William 51.
Tweed, which was detained on board the
United States steamer Franklin, was returned
to the prisoner yesterday, after having been
thoroughly searched by the customhouse offi
cials. The reason assigned for the detention
and search of this baggage by what author
ity is not made clear was the belief that it
contained important documents affecting the
rmg. These "documents" proved, on the
baggage being opened, to be only sketches of
places visited by Tweed and some lessons in
Spanish wliich lie had prepared. No other
documents being found, the baggage was re
turned. No communication is now allowed
between Jlr. Tweed and the reporters. Sew
York World, Wednesday.
rroarrews In Itnrmah.
The Icing of Bunnah understands that
Russia is alut to invade England; in conse
quence, he is putting his new mud forts in
order. He has purchased throe now Krupp
field-guns, anil with these feels himself im
pregnable. He has already tried some of
these guns on his unsuspecting subjects, and
finds that the ordnance answers all expecta
tions. His majesty personally observed the
oxhiliarating effects of shell and grape and
canister on a village three-quarters of a mile
distant from the firing-point. The villagers
slopped nimbly about, to the great delight of
their sovereign lord, who soon set their vil
lage aflame. Rockets wore also tried with
surprising effect, especially as one suddenly
bust and killed a leading palace functionary
who was engaged in deftly training the mis
sile. His majesty, the divine owner of the
white elephant, was so incensed at this that
he ordered a tew shots to be fired into the
shipping in Irawaddy river, which flows past
his capital of 51audalay. Two native crafts
were observed to sink before the whole of the
vessels could cut and slip. His liunuese
majesty is confident with his Krupp guns he
may safely defy any such puny foreign power
as Pritain. On the strength of this opinion
his majesty has united his sacred person to
three more wives, and there is a "sound of
revelrv" hi Mandalar.
Tho Prospect in STew Orleans,
lllller. Dolhonde V Co.'s Circular.
Nkw Oiu.kaxs, December 12. The Hous
ton, Texas railroad is built to Orange, on the
Sabine riv.-r, at the Louisiana line. From the
president of the New Orleans Pacific railroad
wo learn that his road is being built from
Alexandria to Marshall, Texas, and will be
finished the coming year, and from Alexan
dria to New Orleans by river with a regular
line of steamers. There is assurance that the
New Orleans and Mobile railroad, now built
and in good running order, also to Donald
sonville. Louisiana, will commence soon ex
tending their road to VermiUionville, and
branches will be built to the Houston railroad
at Orange, and also to Alexandria. The Mor
gan line will likely be ex. ended to tap those
roads, which will give New Orleans three
first-class transportation and competing lines
to all paits of Texas within the next twelve
months. The increase of business to this city
by the above road is incalculable it will add
millions of dollars in the imports of cotton.
grain, wool, hides, live stock, bcere. sheep,
etc., and also for our exports to Texas in
sugar, molasses, rice, coffee, dry goods li.ud
ware, produce of all kind-. et The future
of New Orleans is v - promi-;ng. Luui-.i;'.nn
makes this sp.ison about three hundred thou
sand bales of totton, one hundred and s'ven-ty-fivt'
thoikanl hog-heads of s-vgar. tint
hundred thousand barrels of moUsses, and
over two hundred thousand barrels of rice,
which will amount, in a raigh estimate, to
forty million-! of do!inr- fully equal, if not
more in val; e, toh.rb-st and largest crop
vears bi-fore tb' war. The Ends jetties are
beyond rmy doubt a complete success, and
will soon be officially reported and announced
opened to the world. Then the foreign ex
ports and imports of Xcw Orleans will equal
other seaports and be of the greatest value
to the Mississippi valley.
Old HI on Hie Ses'o' l-'ranrliise.
Atlanta Sunday HeraliLJ
A gentleman at the hotel, after reading
that only nine hundred negroes in Fulton
countv were entitled to vote, as-ked Old Si:
"Why don't more of the colored people rote
in tins county?"
" 'Iutse (ley hrzn't bin up tsr de eaptain's
oitis an' put down de sug.ih!"
"I don't quite understand?"
"Dey hen't pade der pole-taxes, dat's
whar's de matter!"
"Ah, yes, and why don't they pay the poll
tax, when it is only onp dollar?"
"Fnstly, 'lease de doller are not so handy ez
dey mought lv an' socund, 'kaso ob de dog
tax princerpully:"
"indeed, and would a man prefer a dog to
his vote?"
"I sees, sah. dat you is a stranger down
heali an' 1 has tor 'splane you dat de nigger
am berry preculier in hi.s infections. When
dt mussels ob a nigg.'r'shart gits twined roun'
a dog he fines mo' comfort in dat proppurty
ibm in all de votes dat yer could cram intpr a
fo' bnwhe! ballot-box an' dat's nigger 'speri
ence, now!"
The gentleman was thoroughly satisfied.
Tin', Hi;;n f tlio IJoattrr.
Atlanta Sunday Herald.
"What's do matter wid all the newspapehs
dat dey adf'ertizin' cliickin-roosters so
strong?" said a darky as he looked at the
Democratic roosters in the Nashville Ameri
can. "lleen out in the country, ain't ver?" asked
Old Si.
"No, I ain't."
"Ilecn in jail, den?''
"No, sah, I ain't sah!"
"(ieen sick an'outen ycrhed, I Hispos'?"
"No, sail!"
"Den whar do dobbil is yon bin sence las'
l Ohuesday week dat you ain't foun' out dat de
I Dimmycrat rooster has lick't de 'Publican
I crow, an' is cock ob de walk in de whole
j L'nitod States?"
i "Is dat a fac'?" a-k?d the astonished
"Dat's pintedly de fac'; an' de Dhnmy
crats inn dcin roosters updar on depapah for
a sign dat de 'Publican niggers mus' buckle
down lor business an' keep derc ban's offen
de heu-rooscs; now yer see what de finger
board mean ?"
Uontli of a Prominent and Well-kaowa
Madlsonvllle Times, December tith.l
Judge William Ilradley, of this place, de
parted this life at the family residence on
.Main street, 1'ridar night. December 1st, af
ter a short but p,:t.lui liinoss. Judge Ilrad
ley was a prominent man in this community,
and was well known over tho State twenty
five years ago as a prominent politician, and
we give a brief history of the most important
parts of his life, lie was Iwm in (JivenriUe
district. South Carolina, on the eighth day of
May, lviKi; came- to Kentucky with his father,
and settled in this county in l-05, where lie
continued to live up io the time of his death.
11 was married to Mi;s Catherine 51. Davis
' m l-i. 1 on children were the result ot this
j union, seven of w limn survive liini, among
them Hon. A. K. Ilradley, formerly State
nator in this district, and a gentleman
prominent in polities in this county.
; "
TKK swltt OF KOisr.KT
. Forth from the scabbard, pure and bright.
Flashed the sword of tee!
Far In the froat of the deadly tight.
High o'er the grv.e In the cause ol right,
Ks stainless --heen. like a ljeacon light,
ted us to vlcturj.
Out of its scabbard, where full long
It slutnlxred peacefully.
Housed from Its rest for the battle sons,
Shielding the feeble, smitlngthe strong,
(iuaidlng the r!..;ht. at cumins Ihe wrong,
ile;nied the sword of Lee!
Forth from its scsbbarJ high In air,
fienealh Irglala's s!:j ;
And they who saw It gleaming there.
And Kne-.v who bore It. kn-lf to swear
That where that word led they would dars
To follow and to die.
Oat of Its scabbard -never hand
Waved sword from stain as free,
Nor piuersvord led braver band,
Nor braver bled for ,i brighter laud,
Xor brighter land had a eau-e as grand,
Xor cause a chief like Lee.
Foith from Its scabbard! How we prayed
That sord might victor be;
And wlini our triumph nas delayed.
Anil many a heart inert sore of aid,
We still hcjied on while gleamed the blads
lf nnMc Robert Lee.
Forth fioin Its scabbard! All In vain!
Forth Hashed the snord of Lee!
'TIs shrouded now In Its sheath aaln;
It sleeps the sleep or our noble slain;
Defeated, jet villhout a stain,
Proudly and peacefully.
;rui!( Spoiling Tor si Fight.
As he draws inspiration from the black
Iwttle each morning, Grant becomes more
bloodthirsty, and howls more savagely for
gore. He is eveidently spoiling for a fight.
Recently, when the representatives of the
people were talking about impeaching him,
he snapped out the savage intimation that
"they had betkr not attempt it." His bloody
threat of driving the house of representatives
into the Potomac was, it -eems, not sufficient
ly sanguinary. It is now followed by a threat
to "incarcerate that body, or a majority of it,
in Fortress Monroe." Really, it is getting
difficult to find in history an autocrat of suffi
ciently savage and bloodthirsty propensities
to render him a trite prototype of our fero
cious bulldozer in the White House. Charles
1 was a saint by comparison. Henry VI 11
was a mild-mannered despot. Ilaynau, Phil
lip II, and his charming cutthroat, the Duke
of Alva, all combined, ami with the Dobadil
lian liob lngersoil thrown in, would hardly
make up in appetite and aptitude lor gore a
parallel to our furious and frolicsome cut
throat, Ulysses Grant. A more rambunctious
howler for blood the country has not yet pro
duced. Chicago Time.-:
Important licci.sionof the J'nit oil States
Miipreim Court Ilesardins Vir
ginia (,'r.cs.
Hie United States supreme court rendered
decisions Tuesday in the casesof Windsor r.s.
M'Veigh, and (ireirory r.s. M Weigh, error to
the corporation court of Alexandria, Vir
ginia. These were actions by M'Veigh to re
cover property that had boon confiscated.
The court below held that M'Veigh had not
had .sufficient notiee of the confiscation pro
ceedings, and judgment was rendered for
him. That judgment is hero affirmed, the
court holding that the jurisdiction acquired
by the seizure in sueii cases is not to pass
upon the question of forfeiture absolutely,
but to pass upon that question after oppor
tunity lias been afforded to other parties in
terested to appear and be heard upon the
charges awihist thim. The same notification
beyond that arising from seizure is essential,
prescribing the time within which appear
ance must be made, and not being given in
these cases by the usual modes, the decree of
condemnation is held to b: void. Justice
Field delivered the opinion.
I'arlisaiihhip on the Supreme Bench.
Naslallle American.
We ought not to complain of the extreme
partisan views of Justice Miller, ot the United
btates supreme bench, expressed to a reporter
of the Chicago Tinn . i'hey at least helped
to kill the Edmund-, resolution in the senate,
while they afford a marked contrast between
the Republican judge and tho.-.e of Demo
cratic days. Nothing more intensely partisan
has been" said by any R 'publican politician.
To have spoken of tho political situation at
ail' would have lieen extreme bad taste in a
judge. So careful was Chief-Justice Taney
to preserve the judicial robe free from politi
cal taint that he neither discussed partisan
polities, nor even voted, and he regarded it a
dishonor for a judge who had to decide ques- j
tions affecting all citizens and the right of
both parties ever to mingle in political con-
tests, even in the most remote way. i
The lliTcrts of ;rant"s Itullilor.iiie;.
The stationhouses of New York city wore
filled hist Monday night as they have not
been before this year, on account of the se
verity of the weather. The police captains
stale to the Herald reporters that they have
never before seen the oliiss of men seeking
relief that now apply. The majority are me
chanics and lidiorers, who state that they
have been unable to find work and have no
resource left. They firt apply to the relief
associations of a private character and ob
tain food and lodging, but during the last
week the latter associations liave been unable
to care for half tho applicants and the result
is a demand for aid from the government.
The penal institutions on Blackwell's island
are already crowded with vagrants and crimi
nals; meclianics by scores and hundreds must
sleep in stationhouses or freeze; business imi
tates the politic:U dead-lock, and gets tighter
daily, making times still harder. It is well
enough to crv ' peace," while we may do so
without dishonor, but a little gentle chastise
ment would not be bad for those who are, in
large part, responsible tor whatever of ex
ceptional suffering the laboring classes an1 to
ceptional suffering
endure this winter
Tor the Sunday Appeal ,
To the l Jamfs ;. Simpson, these lines are dedi
catedat his onn reuuest.
I wish thee joy, my brother! thou art free
From all earthly trials now;
The g'orlous change, called IX-atb, hs3 corns to thee,
And we, submissive bow.
Aje, more e can rejoice that thou hast found
Thy whdieiMor home r.t last;
Rejoice to And the prls'ners chains unbound,
Thepilscn gates safe pass'd.
Over Death's geutle-fiowins crystal tide,
Dome by soft ancrel arms.
Surprised, and scarcely XnoHlng thoa hadst died,
Yet feeling no alarms
Translated to the genlaXitmosphere
Of (iod's bright angel-world.
Henceforth, dear friend, will be no minted spear
Against thy sad heart hurl'd.
No, brother; for tho blessings thou hast shed
On many a mourning home
Thy ministry round many a dying bed,
Back to thy soul will come.
And every deed of klntnes3 thou hast done.
i And m.tny havo tlicy been'.
Will brighten now the crown that thou hast won,
And cover many a sin.
Thy time, thy strength, th means, did-t thou
In charitable ways;
Thou ert a faithful How Ann, 0, dear friend.
That Is sufiielent praise.
Thy dear yoong son, growing to man's estate,
(iod's angels will console;
And oh, may all who loved thee, emulate
The virtues of thysoiil!
I!ov Uaby "Italia"" was Itelieved of a
ISail Toothache.
New York WoihL
The baby hippopotamus "Baba" has be
come the chief pet of the aquarium, much to
the disgust of the trained seal and tho learned
otter. liabj is doci!, s'nd when not follow
ing his keeper lies quietly in u sunny spot
near one of the windovs on the Thirty-lil'th
street side, where, vita lazy content, he sub
mits to having hisS scratched by the chil
dren. Baba lias his troubles, however, and
for flic past day or two had evidently been
suffering from some derangement. "Doc,"
liis keeper, finally decided that it was tooth
ache. An examination, showed, in fact, that
one of his milk-teeth was budly decayed.
"Doc," said it must come out, and speedily
improvised forceps out of a pair of gas-nippers.
Baba obediently opened his mouth
and "Doc" laid hold of the tooth. '11:011 the
forceps slipped and the keeper sat down with
a bump, amid the suppressed laughter and
ironical applause of the spectators, while
Baba looked lazily out ot his half-closed eyes,
as if to say, "What is all this fu-s about V"
When with grim determination "Doc" ap
proached again, Il.iba uttered a, rather dis
satisfied grunt, but ojiened his mouth. This
time the tongs held, and a strong pull
proved too much for Baba's equanimity. Ho
got to tis loirs with a six hundred-pound
jump. "Doc" hold on with all his might;
there was a moment of breathless suspense.and
then the keeper again suddenly took a sitting
;sture, waving, however, with a triumphant
air the huge forcers, in the jaws of which
glistened the large white molar. Baba trot
ted off a few steps, and stood for a moment
guzing at his keopr. llo shook his head as
if to si u if e orythiag was all right, and then
aiu:. and rubbed his head against his friend
us if to express liis thank. A rinse of the
mouth and Baba was himself again, and
trotted contentedly alter his keeper, the pair
lioing followed by u crowd of admirers.
ft!i!ppiii n ISah.v.
Liverpool l'ost, Nomber;4.
Yesterday evening, a little alt.r eight
o'clock, a discovery of a very extraordinary
eharncter was ni ele at th Tithebarn stieet
railway station. Win n the parcels were be
ing taken out of tho goods van of the train
from Preston, wliich arrived at ten minutes
p;it eight o'clock, one of the porters hoard
the cry of a child proceeding apparently
froni a heap of luggage, and lie drew the at
tention of some of the other men to the fact.
Their suspicions were, of cour-o, aroused,
and a soap-liox, wliich was among the rest of
the parcels, was opened. Very much to tho
j astoni-hinent of the ollicials and others who
gathered around, it was found to contain a
fine, healthy-looking female child, apparent
ly alwut a month or six weeks old. A police
constable was at once "lalled in," and the
little stranger who had so opportunely made
its presence known was given into his charge.
The constable took the child and the Ihdx to
the detective office in Dale street. The as-
1 sistance of some of th" women living in the
j neighborhood was obtained, and the child
; wa washed and fed. Subseqncntly it was
j sent t' the workhouse; and, instead of sutl'cr
. inir anv ill effect from its km" and close con
finement, it is at present in the most healthy
and thriving condition. The box in which it
was "booked" for Liverpool is an ordinary
soap-box, about twelve or fourteen inches
Ion?, by six inches wide. anTT about eight or
ten inches deep. -
:t Louis Tlmes.l
xi?i:s:itY itiiYaiiM.
Sing a song -a sU-penco-
A Hoard full of slu;
Foot scaly Radicals
Counting Hayes In.
When the Hoard wn-. onened,
The frauds outstretched a steeple;
Wasn't that a dainty dish
To set before the people?
(irant was In ths White House,
Counting out his money;
Cliandler in a bacU-room,
PihiKing peach and honey.
Hayes was In a baml-Lox,
I'resh as any rose;
l"p cams llr. Cronin
And nipped oil his nose.
. . .
Why I'arilon was ;rantetl Ilx-t'olleelor
A pardon has been recently granted to
Joshua F. Bailey, the collector of the Thirty
second revenue district, who in 1870 left the
country with his accounts in arrears some
six hundred aud fifty thousand dollars. In
his application for the aesolute and uncon
ditional pardon which has been extended him
by the President. Mr. Bailey sot forth th.it he
i!ed the country because of the persecution
of the tle-n powt rt id whisky ring, which had
so misrepresented him that to prove his in
nocence would have been impossible. Further,
that he was not a defaulter, as represented,
but that of the six hundred andfifty thousand
doll.Ps diservpeney in his accounts at least
live huudr-'d and fifty thousand dollars con
sisted of uiiioUectable and uncollected ac
counts, for which amount he it entitled to
immediate credit. Of the other one hundred
thousand dollars he cl.iims that the larger
part was for moneys paid out by him in the
prosecution ofoiiici.it and unofficial thieves
upon the revenue, and for other legitimate
purposes. Thirty-five thousand dollars of
this amount, the lo-s of which he is unable to
account for, but which was no defalcation,
he promises to make good to the government
if, ujion examination, he is hold liable for it.
Mr. Bailey only returned lo this country a
few days ago. bringing with him his chil
dren. His wife was lost lin an ocean passage
.-ome two years ago. During his absence
Mr. Bailey" is understood to have been in
t-'onth America. Xeir York World.
Atlnm Kmith,
The dinner given last night not so much in
honor of Adam Smith as of Adam Smith's
great book, was, as it ought to have been, an
entire success. The speeches were good, and
the spirit with which the occasion went off
indicates very plainly that if we hear little
just now of the groat issue of free-trade, it is
only loeu'ise fiv.- government itself is just
now in peril, and wo mu-t begin by saving
that lief on we can intelligently go on to
gather its fruits. Due honor was paid not
only to the illustrious Sootchnian in whose
name the guests wore assembled, but to his
forerunners and followers in th" true science
of political economy. Why, however, had
no one a word to say for that rare and noble
genius Sir Walter Raleigh, who discovered
the secret of the greatness of the Ikw Colin
fries, and published it with statesmanlike
frankness and force so long ago as in the
duysoftJuH n Elizabeth? Xew York World,
Distressing ("onilitiiin of Darlington.
Charleston (S. C Nens ami Courier.
lAitMN;rnN, C. II., December 12.
Life and property are very unsafe in this
region. Mr. John Witherspoon, of this place,
lost his beautiful resilience and all it con
tained, on the night of the fourth. It was
first robbed and then bun.ed. Eleven familv
portraits, silver plate, mid the library, all
vahuible, were burned. Mr. Hill has lost his
irin-hoii-e and contents. His son has lost his 1
residence. A Baptist church burned com
pletes the list ol incendiary fires at this place
m ten days. I have lieen up every night for
a week past to protect my residence.
An Old Song with a Sew Application.
Some heart- are timid and apprehensive.
Capital begins to take alarm aud men be
come palid and time-serving. An old Eng
lish jKiet. who nourished the souls of Milton
and Wordsworth, of Pym and Hampden, of
Russell and Sydney, of Chatham and Wolf,
and thousands of others, thus talks:
"Fear neer wanted arguments; you do
Keason jourselves Into a careful bondage,
Circumspect only on jour misery.
1 could urge freedom, charters, country, laws.
Hod and religion, and such precious names;
Nay, what you value higher, money! but that
You sue for bondag?, yielding to demands
As impious as the) are Insolent. and have
Only this sluggish name to rKitisn full!"'
The Mcrlp Mil!.
Chattanooga is just now having her annual
"spell" of "scrip-mill." It always breaks out
about uns time oi year, ami runs unui every
body is tired of talking about it; and then the
gentle Cbuttuioogeese go on for ten months I
as usual. The "scrip-niill" disorder ought to I
be "ettinir hcht with them. Tliev have had I
it every e,ir for eleven years. Knoj-rilU-Tribune.
Russia has almost Determined on War,
and is Prepared for Immediate '
Operations. I
i Nothing Definite has yet been Done, anil
! sIiU'srOHiIfms lioforo ronforoiieo ;irft
only Preliminary.
r Loxdon, December 1G. The Times's
Vienna dispatch explains that no formal reso
lutions have yet been adopted at the prelimi
nary meetings of the conference. All stipu
lations for the aggrandizement of Servia and
Montenegro must for the present be consid
ered as simply proposals.
i i ne uussian leiegrapnic agency says iruii
i Russia admits the principle of military occu
j pation by the troops of neutral States. The
i suggestion is made by the agency that if the
! Porte should refuse to assent to the declara
I tion of the powers, Eii'dand should occunr
the Dardanelles and Roumania, Russia occu
py Bulgaria, Austria occupy Bosnia and Her
zegovina, aud Italy occupy Epirus and Thes
saly. The Times's Vienna correspondent reports
that Sof-Veh Pasha has assured the repre"
sentttives of the towers that Turkey will un
der no circumstances attack Roumania uuless
first attacked by her.
The correspondent of the Daily Xews at
Constantinople telegraphs the programme of
the demands for Bulgaria recently submitted
to Lord Salisbury by prominent Bulgarians.
The programme includes general amnesty
for political offenders, self-government, com
plete religious equality before the law, de
crease of taxation, temporary foreign occupa
tion to disarm the Mohammedans, and the
guaranteeing of reforms by the powers.
Biihlix, Deeemlier lti. News received
from the conference in high political circles
here maintains that a Ruso-Pur'uisli war is
inevitable. Russia has not yet completed her
preparations, and will endeavor to protract
the conference until her southern anny is
Private intelligence from St. Petersburg
states that Russia is unalterably determined
to meet immediately the grievances wliich
have been already indulged too long for
European peace-, but she will not enter the
field until she feels able to make an irresist
ible assault.
Tho I.BHt and Grentext of the Discov
eries of lr. Henri St'lilieniuiin
Old Homer Indorsed.
New York World.
Tho discoveries of archaeologists at Hercu
luueum and Pompeii and in the Forum at
Rome are q'iite thrown into the shade by the
rivult of Dr. Henri Schliemann's labois at
the .site of ancient Myceiw. Under date of
November i'Sth, he telegraphs his majesty
King tieorge of Greece that he has discov
ered the tombs of Agamemnon, Cassandra,
Eurymedon and their companions, who weie
killed by the guilty Clytemnestra and
.Kgisthus at the fatal banquet of which one
reads in Creek history and in the I ! reek
drama. Besides these monuments, which th"
tradition related by Pansanias identifies with
sufficient accuracy, Dr. Schliemann has dis
covered, as he says, "immense arclueological
treasures and numbers of articles of pure
gold. The treasure alone is sufficient to fill
a large museum, and the mo-t splendid in the
world," all of which the di:-eovorer clfers
"with intense enthusiasm" to Greece.
Three reflections occur to one in reading of
this splendid justification of Dr. S'chliemann's
romantically persistent labors. In the first
place, one is not exactly awed, but prodigious
ly and profoundly impressed, by the mere
fact of liis discovery. Pausanias, fur re
moved as he is from our times, knew less than
we know now. His relation of a tradition
unverified and only credible as all disinterest
ed traditions are credible, is verified by a
nineteenth-century German, whoso time, for
the last several years, has been spent in dig
ging up ground, guided chiefly by Homer,
whose existence even many learned person
have doubted, and whose accurnrr manv
more wise men have distrusted. 'lhemo.-t
romantic story of all tho intensely romantu
legends of the most romantic land of the
world a storv which grew of the verse o:
the Father of Epic Poetry, and was elaborated
with all the power and grace and r--;lism
which the three great dramatists cf Greece
possessed is brought at once, and, as it were,
by the turn of a spade into a mort
vivid light and a more impressive
ense of reality than it had been since lon
liefore Pausanias lived and wrote longlicfore
the two great historians of Greece wrote
Greek history, long before the great trio of
Greek dramatists worked what was to them
tradition into the living veise which has
alone preserved the legend. Agameinnou.
returning from burning Troy with the choicest
pri7.e, allotted only to the "king of men,"
Cassandra, warned by that ill-omened prophet
of all ill, that he returned to speedy and
treacherous destruction, putting on the semi
sleeved robe and in his helplessness slain in
common with the others who sat down to
that dread feast, by liis wife and her para
mour, was never more a personage of history
and less a character of fiction than he is
And the second reflection is that we owe all
this and to o'her men than scholars, to all
men who are cultivated to that degree which
enables them to even dimly understand the
value of "all this" its importance must at
once be appreciated to a German enthusiast.
It has been the fashion, until quite lately, on
the other side of the water, in a sort, to de
ny Dr. Schliemann as an euthu-iast and hi
labors as harmless, but likely to prove as
fruitless as the labors of an enthu-iast gen
erally prove. The cultivated and cynical
Saturday Bedew, if we are not mistaken,
was at the pains to say as much in a very cul
tivated and cynical way. But if the account
which reaches us of these last discoveries lie
not entirely ecstatic and exaggerated, as we
see now no reason to suppose that it is, Dr.
Schliemann hasqtitie eflettually quieted any
of these carefully considered and politely ex
pressed criticisms. It is scarcely possible that
any other than a German should have done
this. Dr. Teschendorf found the Sinaitic
manuscript and though Dr. Schweinfurth
may have Anglo-Savon rivals in his African
work, and other and more Alpine ascent
may have been made by Frenchmen, this
amount of patience and laborious persistence.
;uid of perseverance in the fac" of unusual
obstacles, is dearly Teutonic in its nature;
and we might advisedly add, in the success ol
its result.
In the tliird place, one can but contrast Dr.
Schliemann to his honor with other arclueo
logical discoverers who have preceded him.
He appears to be as much less of a thief than
Iord Elgin as he is a greater discoverer and a
more enthusiastic scholar. What the laws of
( Iroece may be in reference to such matters
...s this, we are not informed, neither under
what precise conditions he has been prosecut
ing his work, but the temptation to avail
himself of these discoveries in other ways
than.in making for himself a reputation and
in doing a good and beneficent work for the
education of the world, must have been
great. It should not be forgotten that Dr.
Schliemann writes to King George: "As I
'" am laboring simply for the love of science.
" I waive all claim to the treasure, and offer
"it, with intense ei.thusiaoiu, entirely to
"' Greece."
The Venerable Independent Green-
uaclier is lor Tilden.
New York Herald.J
While Mr. Peter Cooper was seated before
Iuh cheerful grate fire in his old-fashioned
house on Lexington avenue, yesterday after
noon, the writer liad an interesting little chat
with him on the present situation:
Reporter Who will be the next President,
Mr. Cooper?
Mr. Cooper It is hard to tell. Mr. Tilden
seems to nave a good chance but for the effort
of th" government to count him out and count
in Governor Hayes.
Reporter Then you believe Mr. Tilden is
elect oily
Mr. Cooper 1 believe he's got the votes .
If you take the votes of the people he has
got a large majority.
Reporter But he may be deprived of the
Mr. Cooper Well, it would be a great
shame, although 1 think any thing would be
1 letter than that the people should got to
fighting again and we should have another
civil war. Well, sir, if the two candidates
would agree and say we lioth withdraw until
there is another fair election, they would both
immortalize themselves immortalize them
selves. Reporter Did you not take a good many
votes away from Governor Tilden?
Mr. Cooper No, sir; I think the votes he
got from me elected him. You see, ho was
associated on tho ticket with Governor Hen
dricks, who is generally supposed to repre
sent my views or something near them, and
that's why many people voted for him.
Mr. Coojier hoped that tie present issue
would lie settled jieaceably, and, opening the
door for the reporter, he kindly added: "Now
pour oil on the troubled waters. Do all you
can to prevent trouble."
Frances Eleanor Trollopo's Black Spiri'n
and White, now appearing iu the Louden
Graphic, will be published by D. Appleton o
Co., with all the Graphic illustrations.
T!snv.! and darlc,
fctr.iggllriK so st-irtlr,
Rktd and stark.
IKed. and "0 u!iy:
Wash ahuDiai.?
Ha! 't's a ncir.au -
Young-aud sue!: ees!
Show ye surprise?
What! her hist breatn?
Sulel'Ie. seemingly!
Strangu that Ir.r death
Lett her so dreamily!
What her reiatkms?
Whither she earns?
Ever the same
Had she a namp?
Somebody's child,
ralnfully beautiful;
Love hud beguiled.
Sin made undotUuI.
Fearful cf Heaven,
Tearful of earth.
Son to (lod given
Not knowing Us worth.
She bad gone forth!
Shall we complain
Or weep fur a rartty?
O! je proud train
fio prudbh to charity,
Tease our debutlns.
Bring forth the wreath.
Humanity's ratios -
Silenced by death.
Hushed he the breath!
Yocng. and so fair,
Ending so teaifcir;
Mystery there
Claims her so feaifnTlr.
Yet was she hcmait
Forgive her the thrall
Fell she as woman.
Like angels do fall.
Once, and for all?
Stand uloof, men,
Th pity mlseanrled!
Dory her there
As women are buried;
For snu-t vtUI her slumber
Be as the best
Kirta's reek'nlngs enatmber:
No hate In her breast
Ah. me! to bebleslf
Father! her God,
My (Jod and hirraarinv's
Fearful thy rod
t'b.nstlslog calamities!
Yet art thou Father";
She, ehild In her pain.
Trusting Thee rather
Than sin once again.
Died not In rain!
Commodore Vanderbllfs condition remains un
changed. Bishop ITLaren has confirmed one thousand per
sons dmhig the past year.
Tweed takes ten hours s'eep, anil tins keeps on
the even ten-hour of his iy.
raterson. New Jersey, relieved three hundred and
forty-three Limillts last viet-k.
Crordii should carry thel nihil States ftigvthen he
makes hi - trhmipiMl l.iur to Washington.
Mrs. Admiral DaMirren entertains every fortnight
one of the literary societies of Washington.
Iv. Jir. William A. M'VSckar, late chaplain at
Xh-p. has accepted a call to the parish ol Christ
church. New York.
The Iti.ehester r' has n vslld rumor that
jorie daii.ig prrsim is about to t.ike the Field
moaning tu'ue.
i;i.-emorrti-Lmhf.rlnlirswife nrespntwl him with
l.o.emor LUamneriaiii swiie presenteil mm nun
a son In the midst of all the disturbance In South
Carolina. He was promptly counted In.
Judge Black, a Washington correspondent notes,
looks very much as be did twenty jears ago, except
th it bl wi has become thin and turned gray.
It was a St.ite senator who. engaged In a brown
sb.dy in a strft-c-T, walked up to the conductor's
box and asked for "a carter's worth of chips."
T'r. Pusej Ls wrltbig an essa;, and John Henry
Newman a crillcism to ati-umpoti) the literary re
mains or John Keble, which are soon to be pub
lished M. Capou). the tenor, after the run. In Pails, of
Po'ilt1 x,rni iit. will n lire, as be Is affianced to a
d.TighreroiM. Gievy, president of the legislative
iro"essor Harrington, of the Ann Arbor unlter-
slb, Mlehlgm. it Is mnmred, has received an offer
n tho Tm
of four thousand dollars a 3v.r to teach
iu.rl',1 .lt. li, f'liirt,.
v--iMrhiinmt!iTuii tivit iitr-irs Hreshim
,.r,.i ?, i -. ,, , rL?,!,,i iT m
.irVh ',
re-.,K)odent -if .he Bo-iou -. nrf.
Americans, and ha said
lumen ueiini r i., in r.emucsi looKing auer some
colts he tns heard of th'-ri. but he doesn't nro-
;ose to sn'i anv of 'em to Usiss (irant. He turned a
cold shoulder on the great gilt-t ikersome time ago.
Lucy Hooper reganls the average American huv
'Kind as i nlsspird. But how can she say so when
lots of American husbands lose a hundred dollars at
fait and iit.er even mention the trifling clrcum-st-.nce.'
Senator Sharon tnid a S in Francisco newspaper
reimrfcr fie oihT Jay that his Palace hotfl. instead
of costing d fabnl-Vns sum above Its receipts, had
Kid expenses from the Ur , and was now doing
Mr. (5orge Bancroft Is pp'tirrlng himself In
Washlm'tou n stanhig a testimonial fund for
Wade Hampton. Ihe burning of the g?neml's
house and his bthavier In South Carolina arc the
Impelling reasons.
I'rince nim.io-li has established It as a principle
th-it no oilk-i i! of the foreign offices can marry a for
eigner. The prince reasoiu thus: A husband ls
sure to tell his wife, and the wife to tell some one of
her coimtry-womt-n.
i ieneral ,'o-eph E Johnston, who h.13 applied for
the remov "' of his politic il disabilities. Is the head
ot an iii-ur,.iMV rm s ivannan. and at present on
a busln.s,. omr tlniniah thr south In the Interest of
the llom, vt New York.
There Is a report that the original of "Parson
Dornince" In the novel. Mercy l'HUbriclf Ctuiu-e,
was the late I'mfcSs'ir i'bert Hopkins, of Wllllams
tOAii, Ma .'ni-huwtti. It m ly lie trae. but It ls a faint
sketch of th u good man's life.
Mr. Julie ttureira ;. well kno.vn In art circles as a
portrait and ngure painter, while superintending the
shaking of carpets on the roof of her house at St.
Louis, Mond iv, fell through the slo light to the lloor
below, and died ten minutes afterward from concus
sii u of tne bntln.
Thomas w.is graduated at Harvard. In It!71.
and became the first Congregational minister or
Donst itile, Xew Hampshire. In ll!S5. The Indians
killed him a fe,v jears afterward, and now Nashua
Is giving him a monument of Concord granite, of
feudal got hie architecture.
Br. Austin Flh.t. Jr.. is to be surgeon-general under
(iovenior Hobinsoa as well as liovernor Tlldeu. The
ifl'ce is honorary rather than ontrous; but Br. Flint,
who Is the best gvmnast among professional men In
tills country, and who rates among the ilrst writers
on pliYsioloe in any co.i'itry . deserves :! the honor,
and can I erlorm all the labor the oflica Involves.
Captain John liordon, a .ir Iai.,1 In West Aber
deenshire, ivim r,iiin( atf.icting Inlluenees behind
the foot-lights, arm ultimately adopt' d the stage as
a pro'es-iosi. s, enu to be nuking h's way as an
;u.torof comedy part-. The captain is. in me mean
time, a member o. the coiuiKuiy organized b Chas.
Sullivan for the production of the shmuhm'tu. fnd
the Irish oapers spak hlgnly of his "Captain
Dr. Mary W:ilker got np the other morning In a
thoughtful, dreamy mood, her inlmt dwelling on
reratnlscence.s ot the happy by-gone days, and In an
absent m.tnn-r she trtd to pat her pantaloons on
over her head, and she worked herself Into a lit of
pission and vexation before she recovered herself
aud saw wh it ti; matter was. Then she sat down
on the side of the b-d with the legs of those navy
blue breecnes cHngllng around h-r fair neck and
cried like a wo:n;in tor h ilt an hoar.
Charles Longnieyer. of Philadelphia, moved by
th Impecunious condition and pretty face of one of
his female tenants Implanted a sympathetic kiss
upon her Hps. forwhlch he has been arrested and
held to bail In the sum of sR hundred dollars. This
Is looked uiion. in business circles, as a strategic
movement oa the young woman's part to cover her
rent some months In advance by an offset to the
landlord's lien.
I'eleg sprague. rormerly for many years represent
ative and senator In congress from Maine, and stib
seuuentls Judge of the I n!tHt States district court of
Massachusetts, now lives la Boston, and Is totally
blind. He Is the last survivor of the memorable
pppateof ls:ti), a'twng whose memliers were V.'eb
st r. Cl.iv. f.dti:u;i. Benton. Wright. H iynciirundy,
Unrc), Kvdiig kh,g. Claiten, Tazewell and Tyler.
Sir LMw ird Thornton always goes to receptions at
a ery e irly ho r. He foilow- and nukes his family
follow the l.iw.s of health. No matter what the
weather Is. he ami his t.io daeghUr; walk nearly
ever day th- whole length of 1'eun-e lvaida avenue,
certainly four mile-;. And In the hill region about
Washington Sir !' iK.ud and his you.ig-st daughter
;ne seen on main a wititr) afternoon scouring the
country on their Knjis'i cilis.
The grave of Kd.v.ird Whatley.the regicide. In New
Hiven. Is not Inclosed, and onl the two original
granite ,-l.ibs. healing the inscription '. W.." mark
the spot. 1 he date. 11 there ever was one. Is wholly
-gone. Tht gieinid above the leglclde Is not even
heaped up, l"it loos n 'gifted. Dlxwell's gravels
near, and his descendants have erected a marble
monument, ilofl-v. ilii "ther one of the three who
lied from home t-i lind iatet) and obscurity In New
H iven. Is said to lri.v be-n bin led at Il.idley.
Mr. L. i. C. Lamar once t ilked about iioets and
poetry to an enthusiastic voting contributor to the
Boston Tiuu : he savs: "(if course it was not
long before 1 waMed to know his favorite, and I .vas
not a little siir;iri-,ii to hear hlni name Whlttier.
Ami which of his pr.em. do you like the best?" I
asked, with an instant resolve to ransack the village
bookstore for a "V hlttier.' " h. his slavery poems
are the best lie ever wrot-1: sueti nre, sacii spirit:
What a line genius the nrm had who could write this'
-and then he repeated some of Whittler's thrilling,
pssiointe verses, his eye lighting with what must
have been merely mi Inteileitnal appreclatlon-for
the evslaveholder and lien jiutheni soldier could
hardlv si mp,!tliize fully vvhli him who wrote:
Woe then to all who irrind
Their brethren ot a eomiimu Father down!"'
The British iei'iitlvecomnilsslo:ii r at the Centen
nial, uiloiiel .sandionl. w.'s -iiiertalmd last night
veryhaiitl-!!!!" in i'hiladi'lplila. by his excellent
American eoltcagties. Mr. Uri vel and Hr. Chllds.
Colonel Sandtonl richly de-ervi-s this i niplluient:
and no two men In America know so weil as his
hosts of I i-t night how faithfully and elllciently he
has performed his arduous and often mallow dn
th's. lie v.111 do il'tless b" rewarded for them In his
o.m country, tvi he t:emot but be deeply pleased to i
know that ih : are adfiiiitri iippreciaiea ncre.
Among tlm enh ii-'to bid him tarewell was Mr.
John Welsh, v.'t.i-" .nremitt'iisand uiiseltish devo
tion to the Interests oi l'hiladflptila. the ejliitiltlon
ami the iiio-itn n.r iMive-irs pist. has been rerald
hi a vvrv liilfi-it m faslii'in by a iKirtlou of the Ameri
can press. The piiitn'-t is not a flattering one to
our national self-rospert. V' t York VTnrbl.
A vu'ing ltti-slaii pianist. Ml'e. Therese Jakonbo
riLsch, made her rfWl :st evening at fhlckering
hall, she pioaiises miin- man she Is ji t able to accompli-.:..
She has a good ticnui'iuf facility and
brilliancy and accuraii : h-;r shake Is fairly round
and smooth, hr runs si-iwith and even, and her
plajlng of rapid passages .t rs-i ives excellent. She
seems to be liit-ihgent : she certahiiy plays carefully.
I: ls not here that sh" ls so mu.-h lacking: it ls on
the intellectual and emotional side of her perform
ance that her weakness Is shown. She does not seem
to have deep feeling: she c-rtalnlj has no adequate
Insight Into or coiufi'tii'ii of the meaning of her
music. But this can hard! be expected, perhaps. In
oil" so yo-mg. and it may hi', no doubt will be. that
age i.nd cirefu! stmiv will bring what is now: want
ing. She has been vel! taught, and has now a good
foendation to work on. But, .is it seems to us. she
ought rather to be stud ingthaii playing In public
A'rf York Tribune, ttf irrrvt'y.
The French crisis has ended happily. Senator
Jules Simon becomes minister of the Interior and
head of the cabinet, while M. Martei takes ehare
of the ministry of Jw tlce. The reminder of th?
cabinet Is unchanged. Thl settlement promlsts to
re-establish baimvny all u round. As an author .mil
practical statesman. M. Simon is amply iiuallfied to
conduct the goven;i3nt Since ha entered public
ilfe la 1S-1S, as u member of tbecor.stltu-it assem
bly, he has enn-tsteutu 3uitorV-d lienubliean niln-
cl! Ie He soc-ee. ed Victor Cousin is professorof
cm.'oiochy at the Sorbonne. and hid the honor of
itliig reinevrd tiiprefrem tor hij hostility to Louis
Xaioleon. He wa elected twice to the Imperial
legislature, and was also a member of the govern- '
meat of national defease. .e X 1'or.i Tnbtxuc.
A London newspaper slves as a pendant to the .
old story of the head of the Labourchere family la i
Lnrfand, who came to London from Amsterdam r.
s clerk In the house of Hope A Co., and contrived to
marry Miss Hiring, and ki become a partner of ths
Ilores, by cist getting engaged o JIIss Birtngoii
condition of being made a partner, ai.-d then gettln? i
made a partner on condition of getting engaged to
Ilia- Baring. It Is the tale or a certala"hiber
iKisher" named Moore, who first came to London
without a friend or a sixpence, and. walking about
the streets, euroreit a draper's shop to ask for em- j
plojmenL This as at urst ref used, but the oivner
was won by some answer, or something la the bear
ing of the candidate, who. on the day of his engage
ment, set before himself two purposes to be worked
out to be head of ths establishment and marry his '
master's daughter. In both of these alms he sue-
ceedetl, and the house ol II., C. & Co. Is now oue of ,
the most Important wholesale "Mores" In the king
dom. The last discovered of this class of persons, viho 1
has been among us as a distinguished and unambi
tious gentleman. Is Jlr. (leonre Macaulav. who has
a daughter, the wife of Mr. Calvert, a member of the
more than usual Interest, as Macaulay was a lord
and a mm of more than usual ability. Helsawld-
oner, and has three sons and one daughter, the lat-
ter being married to Judge Calvert, with whom hels
now staying. Tne old gentleman Knew well. lrom
family documents which he had in his possession,
as well as letter., from the earl of Eldon. that he was
thehelr-at law; but as he possessed ample means,
he resolved not to trouble himself about earthly
titles or greater riches. Denver Cot. ) .Wicj.
Just one-year ago last evening George L. Fox
" Id Fox" as his friends often call him, 'Ilumpty
Dumpty" as the public knows him made his last
public appearance in this city tnthe pantomime o
"Humpty Diimp'y" at Booth's theater. It was a
melancholy performance, for the great actor had ev
idently little command of his limbs, and le&s of his
mind. Ue stairgered about the stage, mumbled
through his lines, and then pelted the audience v.lth
stage properties, and then fired a volley of bread at
the occupants of a private box. He was taken from
the stage In tho midst of an act, Mafllt the clown
took his place, and Fox was that night taken to
Summerville. where he was taken to M'Clean's asy
lum for the Insane. The public, with whom he was
ever a prime favorite, have rarely heard his name
since. Many will be glad to hear that he Is at his
home In Brooklyn, and, imder the tender care of his
wife, rapidly improving in health.
Mons. Henri Cernuschi, of Paris, who arrived In
this city on the White Star steamship Brltanic on
Saturday, brings with him a European reputation as
a scientist and a writer. He Is well-known nsthe
author of a work entitled Jfrmnivw tie V Ectuitujc
(Mechanism or tho Exchange), and others on kin
dred topics. The object of his visit to this country
is to examine Into the workings of tho present cur
rency system, and to advocate the convocation of an
International congress, at which all the leading na
tions of the world shall lie represented. In orderthat
a tiled standard of gold and silver money may be
established. Ills Idea Is, as he expresses it. to reha
bilitate silver, so that It may tie made a legal-tender,
as wtil as gold. In a Used ratio. In a paper which
he read before the trade and economy section of the
National social science association, at their meeting
In Liverpool In Octoper last, he advocated the reha
Mutation of silver In this country, on the ground
that for the resumption of specie payments It would
be nere.ss try to give the silver dollar the same value
as the gold dollar, and then accept silver at tae cus
tomhouses, and be able to pay the European bond
holdtrs the siti er dollars.
The remnants of a baloon were lately discovered on
the coast of Iceland. Sections of a human skeleton
were In the basket, and also a pocket-book, with
papers blurred by the action of water and Incompre
hensible. It Is thought that the skeleton Is that or
Prince, one of the three balloonlsts who left Parts
during ihe seige, of whom no report has ever been
It Is currently stafeilln Chicago that Mr. George
Armour, one of the persons appointed as Presldeii- I
Hal electors In Illinois, and who voted for Mr. ;
Hayes, Is not a citizen of the United States. If this
be so. the vote given by Mr. Armour Is totally void.
Mr. Armour can easily settle the point by publicly
answering the question whether he has ever been
naturalized under the laws of the I'nlted States.
Ferresajs- "Whit's the use of tellers? lean
count the vote." And therein he Is Just like the :
members of the Louisiana returning board. They
! wi.uldn"t comply with the law ami mi tl.e vacancy In ,
ihB ntnrn in? tmard w th a Demix-nit. l.emiisn thrr
could do the lob themselves. But In February next.
if Ferry doesn't toe the plank, he'll thhuc a lumber '
pile fell oa him. t
One of the electors In Florida Is a mulatto, who j
was tried, convicted, and the conviction sustained by
the supreme court of Florida. He was pardoned by t
a panionuig Doani ami appomieu to a lucrative office
bj Steams. But what of that? He Is only one
among many a very fair or a very foul foundation
for the party to rest on. Mr. Hayes will find his
friend ami supporter treated of In Fourteenth Florida
Harmony begins to dawn at Constantinople. The
plenipotentiaries oho were eipeeted to pay some re
spite! lortne "integrity or inrwey nave Degun oy
giving slices of territory to Servia and Montenegro.
General fgnatleff. not to be backward, offers to allow
Swiss or Belgian troops to occupy Bulgaria which
'"either are likely to do. It ls ominous that this wily
Hessian deems "occupation" Imperative.
' A French oacheior, says the London TTcrW.who
' Is fom of rhlldren, declines to marry until he cm
1 I sure of cruwdlmc allth true happiness ofmar-
1 ,Iflilire lntoo" wt(- lils isto many an
, ht.lK OI1 MnmlaJr, haie a son and heir on Tuesday.
, ... .,.,,' lhJ h.,nninv, f m.-r.
i see rdtn baptized on Wednesday, nave his niotber-
in-Iaw die on Thursday, take out letters of admlnls-
raiion on nuaj. ourytneom lany on satuniay, ana
on fcamlay take possession of ths fortune.
oar. now living in tnis city. nr. ilacauiay i the Democracy will be able to .suceesstallv Hi
res to be n near relative to. and Is probably the , -i,. t (Jovernor Tilden. Thev have hon sn
r oi, tne I.ue Lord iiacaulay, the great English , . . . - ? .. ,
fiiri.m .-in.i hih iV n rAtinnshin nr long under the iron haiiu ot IxniHtMra and
Hr. Schliemann has found at Mycena- thelomb or i wuri(i j3 jjjvt.n o Iving!" Cincinnati En
Agamenmon. and should Immediately hunt out the ; . .... "
last resting place of Adam. "He shall await, says
the Hernia, "with theCTeatestlmpatlencethedetalls
of the discoveries an Impatience which all the
lean.ed, all the lovers of ancient (ireece will share,"
but we have a shrewd suspicion that the learned
oung editor of the HenM Is chltliy concerned to as
certain whether or not a complete set of pelo Imple
ments were found In the grave of the king ot men.
Most of his countrymen look upon Morrissey as a
retired plug-ugly and an active gambler, but the cor
respondent of the London Ti,tr sees In him a very
extraordinary piece of humanity: "I had the honor
of being presented to him. and found him, like most
really great men. very affable and unaffected. I say
"honor' advisedly, for I look upon him as one of the
most stupendous products ot new world civilization;
much hi ethics or politics what Niagara Is In
There Is one circumstance that Is worth remarking
about the Brooklyn Are. and that Is, that Miss Kate
Claxton and Miss Ida Vernon escaped by leaving
everything Jewels, clothing, and other valuable
property to the names, while Mr. Murdoch and
Claude Burroughs lost their lives by trylLg to change
their dresses and .ecure their wardrobes. Thlsanx
lty would have been said to be natural In women.
There is an elector named Cronin.
Who has set the Republicans groanln":
For he was elected.
And Watts was rejected.
And that's Watts the matter with Cronin!
In order to keep up the system, healthy food
should be Judiciously consumed. The harder a man
works the more nutriment he requires. While a
v,orklngman would need dally tiva pounds of solid
food, two and a half would be enough for persons
who lounge and sleep much. Llle can be sustained
two or three weeks on two ounces a day. A change
of diet should followa change of seasons In winter,
fats and sweets; In summer, fruit, fish and lighter
meats. Milk and eggs, a blood food; steak, aliesh
food; potatoes and wheat, which, being heated ma
terial, are fuel; and coffee, a stimulant. It is Im
portant that theworklngman should eat mixed food,
which, iiaitaken of at regular seasons, stimulates
the system and keeps It In working onler.
Krunnla Veuturoll was recently found In Philadel
says of her: -At the presentation of the tYKte 'uv
at Mblo's. In IMiT. she tlrst anpeared In New York.
phia starving and destitute.
Th Umnmtic Xnn
she gradually lost the use ol her limbs from paraly-
sis Induced by rheumatism. She continued to dance,
however, but owing to the decreasing ability, she
went from premiere to coryphee, and finally. In va-
ine r ini.-iie antvijsi ner r.e.'iiiii verv seriuusii. aim
lions cities, formed one ol tne ni7 ae (nau r. iter
first salary here was two hundred dollars a week.
and she went down to ten dollars. Finally she
ctaseil to he able to dance at all. and became de-
pendent on her brother, who sang at concert halls."
New life has been Infused lido the Astor library ,
since Jlr. Brevoort became its superiutenaent. au-illtinn-il
tables have been Provided for the handling
of large books, and new and more perfect catalogues ,
will s'ion alford readers increased facilities. Large
accessions have also been made to the library, more j
than six thousand liooks and pamphlets having
bts,n added to Us shelves. Manv or these relate to
architecture, music and art. Valuable maps have
also been received from the coast survey and post
ottiec departments, and various olriclalipublicatlons
lrom tngiami, v enezueia anu ine Argentine repub
lic. More than twenty thousand dollars have been
thus Judiciously spent, and as the last two Install
ments of Mr. W. 13. Aster's legacy, amounting to
one hundred aud sixty thousand dollars, will proba
bly be paid at once, the public will be Justiaed In
expecting even greater Improvements under Mr.
Urevoort's vigorous management.
For the Sunday Appeal.
to ;KitTiti:E.
" Truth Is eternal," so the sages say ,
And holy writ commands to speak the troth;
Our mothers taught us from our early youth,
And still the preacher charges every day.
If we would hud the straight and narrow way,
We must not dim Its light or else the truth.
Of angels will avail not; yet. In sooth.
Although I speak the simple truth, I pray
Forgiveness, since this sonnet that I pen
Will tell a truth that's sin if unforglven.
liut '"truth's eternal;" crushed, 'twill riio again.
And evermore prevail undlmmed. Then, even
If truth Is sin. yet will I dare to sin.
And truly say, "I love thee more than heaven I"
;riint Don't Care a Ilanin Tor I7nion
John .lay Smith, the crippled Union soldier
who has been kept in a Mexican dungeon for
months at Matamoras, by command of Gen
eral Kivueltjs, has at length been pleased,
but not through the dibits of Secretary Fish,
who, like (Jr.int, "doos not care a damn" for
Union solibcrs when he i engaged in a con
spiracy to overthrow constitutional govern
ment. Smith appeared in 15rownsyillo lat
Friday and received quite an ovation frm
ihe Americans, lie says "".Martin Jvoszta re- i
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CI'lVI'll IirOll'ClIOII IJ-IUIU liU liar- ,v v.illii:ii v ,
the United States, and the present adminis
tration refuses to protect an American-born
citizen who fought through the whole war iu
the Union ranks." Smith is not likely to in
terest the Washington conspirators in his
;encriil It. V. -Veely.
Bolivar militia.
We are informed that this distinguished
railroad otlicial hits had his railway jurisdic
tion extended. Xow the line over which he
will have control extends from Cairo, Illinois,
to Canton, Mississippi. This is a deserved j
coiuuliment to a public spirited and enter
iinsiiij; citizen. Ueneral Jfeelv is a quiet but i
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all the minute details of railroad worn has
inured to the economical administration of
the Tennessee division of the Mississippi
t'ontral. and has made his receiv ership a coiii
jiltte and profitable success to the State of
icnncssec. in1- sue us a nuiruiui inaii-
ager Ls appreciated by cajiitaiist3, and thoy
seek to utilize still further his services. Per
sonally we congratulate him on this renewed
appreciation of his ability, and as citizens of
Bolivar we are glad that we have in our
midst a man well prepared to develop the
material "resource of our section, and who
lias at heart the prosperity and advancement
of this immetliato locality.
Alternatives Presented Shorn hy
the Hand of Fate1, ns GhMoU by the
Kailicn! JSnlliloxins Party.
Tliey Have 1,1 red so Lsnr in a JIcII-t'liou-Kar.h
thai Any Way or means
of Itelierwlll be Welcomed.
Cintlnnati Envjulrer.j
Washington, December II. There k a
great deal of talk here concemiiKf the atS
tude of roirio of tlte southern members en the
Presidential quetion. The appreheBeion is
becoming deeper every day that they are will
ing to temporize with Governor Hayes rather
than resist against the eeemiRg successful
hope cf his inauguration. It m not to he
construed that a single southern Destecrat in
congress believes that Hayes has been legally
elected. On the contrary, there it remwia
ble unanimity in the belief that he hits not.
The real point at issue with them is whether
his carpetbag allies that any relief from it
,11 be hailed with delightful satisfaetien.
rn, i.m,..,r nsaprt that thor urill Uu-lr nr
i hey, however, assert that they Toll tetuc up
. any step uitieu uy ui ieiuocnus oi ine norui
to secure the seat to which t'.ovemor Tiklen
is elected, but that the initial step must be
made by them. They say that if any move
ment should lie made on their part the oW.
cry of "rebel" would be raised and it
would seriously jeopardize Governor Tiklen's
Ben Hill reflects the sentiments cf not a
few of his southern colleagues) in assortine:
that, if Tilden is beaten out of his election, it
is much better to escape from the ills under
which they now suffer by making friends with
Hayes than to endure a policy of hate whieh
has been the crowning feature of their suffer
ings under Grant. A prominent Democrat
from the south, whs does not care to be Men
tioned by name, said to-night: "If we don't
win the light I am not sure but what itweujik
lie better "to join hands with Hayes. What
is the use of our keeping up the empty shell
of organization and lose control ot our own
affairs ?"
I have been slow to harbor tlte belief that
this feeling existed. When it was first
broached it had such a fishy smack that it
seemed incredible, yet the apathy, the utter
ances, the inipreiitin acquired by assoefetion
and conversation with touthern members
leads to the conclusion:
First Thai Uovemor Hayes has made as
surances to southern members tltat if they
make no opposition to bin peaceful inaugura
tion he will, so far as in his power, alio?.' the
south to control its own alfairs.
Second That he has consulted with south
ern men by letter, and, through Halstead as
prosy, communicated to them tliat under his
administration the south should be relieved
of the maladministration of bad men who
now rule several of the southern States.
Third Tliat these assurances on hk part
have been communicated to the leaders of
the southern Democracy, anil it has bad a
tendency to create a wide-spread schism
among them. They are apprehensive that
northern Democrats may not be able to suc
cessfully meet the conspiracy of !rant, Cam
eron and Chandler, mid with thia tear before
their eyes they show a ilisiiositkm ! accept
the terms offend them.
This is not the idle vagary of a too fecund
imagination. It is too painfully a fact. It
the Democrats of the north do not take some
liold, firm, aggressive and determined atti
tude at once, there is the danger that when
they wake up the golden opportunity will
have passed. Hayes has put ont a tempting
bait, and the men who have lived, sis it were,
in hell on earth don't pause long to inquire
into the means or ways through which relief
comes. The south want the local govern
ment of their own. even if they jeopardize a
Presidency, and they are losing faith in the
nerve of the Democrats of the north.
The Ilancocli.ni.vslery.
"Old Teenmseh," after all. is pteyrng the
role of deception again. He denied that
General Hancock had been ordered to San
Francisco. His denial was true, and it was
not. Ine truth has leaked out that the mem-
oranda for the transfer sitmed by Sherman
i was sent to Adjutant-) ieneral Townseml.tHwl
the or(Ier ;lf.tuly is3!leil sjl otg.
cinlly bv hnn. Meanwhile the tact was pre-
maturelv announced in an Albstnv newspa
per. Then a reonsideratiou of the order
was had, and. to remove all traces of the act
of issuing, it was burned, and th stub of the
books of the ailiutant-rener.i''s orike obKter-
j sltecl. AVell mav it be said. "Lord, how this
Xew, wonderful and true; try them. Dr.
J. H. JI'Lean's tough and lung henTng
globules for consumption, coujrhs. ooMs.
Trial lioxcs "25c. by mail. Dr. J. II. M'L-ari,
314 Chestnut street. St. Lour. Missouri.
Porous Piasters!
tSTAsk foe AIiM'OrK'S, and obtain
them, and mi nv iiid uisicrjtl.lp imllniionsi..
il. 1SICAKDKET1I. I're"..
OfIIce.ai4 Cans! Mtreef. Xcw Vork.
Corner Second and Jackson Streets,
Xemphisi. Tecoesisce.
Cotton Gins and Cleaners. Planters tn the vicin
ity of Memphis, and on the rivers where good (Has
are not convenient, enn have their ginning done
here, and rely on having their work done In the best
manner. All cotton will lit- fully rovereil by
liiHurance.fre-t -!jarsc. Sdckswlll be fur-
i nLshed to Dartles shlliuinctomy (ilns. MyrateswIH
I he as low as any reliable establishment In the city,
I and my patrons can rely upon prompt and .honest
i nunv.
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! "ll'e propose to noli otirlock or
Pianos & Organs
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To the Iligln'Ht Bidder, on
Wednesday, Dec. 20,
At 11 o'clock a.ni.
month. We want money, and must stait to
a sacrltice of our goods. Coaie and buy at your
own price. Wo mean business. You will set a
splendid bargain at our exjieii-e. We .aanet help
It; money we must have.
Our terms for purchasers of over one hundred dol
lars will be: One-thin! ca-h. one-third in ninety
dajs, and onr-thlrd in six months; fr pon-hasers
from S.'O to Slot), one-half cash and balanee In
ninety days; for purchisers under S?r0, all cash.
Deferred payments to be satisfactorily secured, lte
member the tla.e and place-December "tltb. at 11
o'clock a.m., on corner of Madison and Second sis.
ON and after this dat. nr. JOHN B. FORD, at
12.'! Poplar street, will represent its. In the sale
of our Alligator ami O.-cldcntal Cooking stove. fr
coal or wood, which we guarantee to give entire sat
isfaction, excelling all other stoves heretofore sokl
In this city. IUMKKhV. I'El'KOVER CO.,
of Cincinnati. Ohio.
Memphis. December 7th. IMiil.
H!v Wife & CMMron
ejolce Decans
rr.T gooas ai
sr., iurs6,iLij.
(;o to y. jj. Ti! VAX, ihe Live Jeweler,
everything In his llr.e. The iirwt in the
market from ." to 20 tier cent. !"lw Main st prlees.
J; nt Kail So Call mill In- Convinced.
1 VK. Plain Hold Itings at ."J) per peaayweigat.
Flue S-t Kings on band and mii!. to order.
Victim? of Tnnlhfn) lmnm,Uva
have tried In xaln i-very tuowii renwity
wllllwira or a simple nw.-tptlun. FRElL
u mo pjtvtsuj cure oi nervous ww.i;T,
premature decnr, lost EavabWs'.. wa uf-
drnccUt has the InereUlcats. Address
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TN view of the ntove fact, will, for 15 da, pell
Tli -iIoglcn!..1IciIicnl and many nsiscol
laneoiisi ItonUn below Invoice Cow t.
L'!an!5lcoh.s and Stationery at trices t sttbe
' times, for .-ss!i only.
j E. L. Cleaves, 281 irlain street
KrWlKysjacP A sttA
It 3 S3
11 R .? a
! Money Wanted
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