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TKRCUl'RCU ASUrKCE THOlHT ' The readers of the Ari'EJti. will rememUar ta I on Sunday L-st we published some re marks by the editor of Scrilner's Honthlg on lie trial cf Dr. John Miller for alleged heresy tyths Presbyterian tyndicntc at IYinciton, Ii'ew Jersey. This prutest seems to have ciad the argument against the prose- cuLon. and the case may now be con si 1 wed as submitted to the public. Neither in the charges brou.-bt against Mr. lliiier, nor in the development made at the trial, re any sparine features presented, for qttiw recently Rev. Augustus Blauvelt, of the Latch Kcfornied church, of Kingston, Canada, ad rrof. Robertson Smith, of the Theo logical seminary at Aberdeen, Scotland, were similarly placed under the ban, convicted of non-conformity, or heresy; but as beim? ksxer home, tins cae possesses an additional ii.terest, wd may be taken as a typical one, whxa, in conjunction with the two others me jioncd, gives ns a very satisfactory insight iiit.j the attitude of the church militant to ward free thought and the rationalistic ten dency of the philosophy of to-day. But, the tiling whkh strikes us most forcibly is that in the trial, condemnation and expulsion 01 tiene gentlemen there is displayed the same Litjlarance, the same proecriptive and pro tective spirit that has signalled itself in Knrope by fifteen centoneu of blood and fire. This stands out beldly and unmistakably, a&toogh attempted to be authorized and ex Vnu:itad onder the plea of conserva tsmi That a rational, consistent theo logical conservatism may have an im portant functions to fill, we are quite ready i admit. The intellectual world of to-day n ia an acuta transitional stage. Old opin ion, theories, traditions, are undergoing the tai of a most searching criticism, and are jprvwarily m&jected to an inexorablo re vision, a rapid disintegration and gradual re adjustment. Violent reactions against forms cf religion, as against forms of civil govern ment, necessarily entail violent opposition, " advances and retrogressions a series of os cillations which gradually settle into a con tin aoo3 growth. The adhesion to old institu- tions and beliefs, which opposes a firm bar tier to any advance.and which, after the bar- rier has been at length passed, brings back toe institutions and beliefs from that too for ward position to which the momentum of cluing) b;is carried them, and so helps to re adapt social conditions to the popular chur Bcisr iis conservative tendency, which Mr. Sp-ncer ipeaks of only as existing in prirol tiva societies, holds good to a very large cx tettofmore advanced civilizations; for this adofsion to old institutions and beliefs eventually becomes the constant check by - wfcieb the steady advance is prevented fn.oi bang too rapid, holding true of reli trious creeds and forms, as of civil ones. But thi) effort at maiuUining a healthy balance livwoen progressive anj conservative tenden- ifs assumes quite another phase when it ii'iu prOHcribes the right of private judg iucti the right of examining, questioning ths validity of received beliets and creeus, Undernonth the gross body of dogmas, tradi tions and rights that the church demands shall Tie received upon authority, there is undoubt edly a fundamental verity, but the individual ik ht to examine and define this verity is neither admitted nor allowed, and the com imcant is trussed up in an unyielding in teilectual tniiht-jacket reduced to the 'Xhetpless attitude of a "puppet pulled by . dinttting-strings." This is the inflexibly proMriptivo spirit which seems to have per vaded the synods equally of Kingston, Aber deen and Princeton, they apparently having . ?rgottou that at piti-:alar times in history 'heology itself has been revolutionary. The darkest christians were deemed by the Greeks and Rsnians the most revolutionary of par tic. Mohammedanism was so violently revo lu ionary that it completely transformed the eastern world. Of Buddhism, in Asia, the tame may be said, and Puritanism was in spirit so revolutionary against royal authori ty that it led to positive republicanism. But it would seem that the pilgrims who landed itt Plymouth rock only shook off the fetters of si too strict dogmatism of one sort to . establish for themselves and their de- " sejudants another quite as objectionable. In the three things the possession of which it is considered the disciples of the religion of "lnevolence and human brotherhood" h3uld possess veneration toward God, puri ! ty of personal life, and in social life benevo- . lence we do not find that Mr. Miller was in any way lacking; but, as a leading liarht in . ' the church, having assumed the right of pri- , vate judgment, and being possessed of the j ni.irdineM tu give expression to such judg ment, he was accused of having betrayed his Master, just as, nearly one hundred and fifty years ' ago, Robert Brock, for utterances deemed similarly unorthodox, was charged with "high treason, not only against thd king of England, but the King of II!aven;" and the indictment being sus tained, it was adjudged necessaryt nt on'y to consign the recusant to the hulks, but that - 4 he should be branded a "heretic," which, of course, placed hiiu entirely without the pale of theological reprieve or clemency. Extreme caes require extreme measures. So thinks the editor or the Dublin tlerietr, who says, with reference to the trial of Trof. Smith, "a ..teacher of false doctrines should be visited by thelawwitb jat that amount of severity which the public sentiment will bear." Luckily for Mr. Miller, he lives in an age when "public sentiment" will not "bear" a resort to thumb-screws, the dungeon and thetagot, or t-Jl .would doubtless havo been as summarily and effectually disposed of as was Giordano Bmno turned over to the secular authorities to be punished "as mercifully as possible, and without the "shedding of blood." It x has been maintained by many of our cotem- j pr irary journals, in commentii) g on the cases of Maiars. Blauvelt and Miller, that the ecclesi-a-tical decision was right, inasmuch as they had violated their engagements with the ' church were bound by contract to teach cer tain things, the stipulations being understood .as inviolable. Granting that men must ful " fill their obligations, the editor of the Pojm Jar Srinct Monthly thinks that the "deeper question then arises as to their right to as sume such obligations. The theological pol icy being affixed, what right bad Blauvelt, Miller, or Smith to subject himself to it, so tlsat by the legitimate and independent 1 exercise of his own mental faculties should be liable to be cast out f bis communion a& an heretical culprit? hat right had they, or what right has any to susuiae. that a statement of doctrine V tiue is final, and to enslave themselves ,ifi-Jfw acceptance?" With the static t Uie ttndents of the ministry from Hnre divines and theologians are to be V answer to this question must be- V via.'. s'gnLlcance, for since the f the sanhedrims at Aberdeen, I" .jicelon, the young man who poufcibility of teacher in this avs understand that he unre- serveJlv surrenders the rurhU of con science, the right of independent thought, in vestigation the unrestricted pursuit of truth; he must understand that "the less he can have to do with science the safer it will be fur him, for iU spirit ill rebuke hiiu at every step, teachinghini th.it theologkal'sci-i-nce, so-called, is a misnomer and a mock fry, for when tlie scientific t-lenient enters, movement begins, and progress ensues, im plying intellectu:il activity, free questioning, ec-ape from error, and advance to new con clusions, and upon all which, from present indications, there remains the interdict of theological authority, paralyzing free thought, jut tu it did centuries ago" this he must understand before binding himself to obliga tions which shall at once and finally deprive him of all personality in human progress, so that when the balance of his life's work comes to be drawn by those to whom he yields a more than autocratic authority, that work, outside the fostering of his particular creed, shall be reckoned only as a negative quanti ty. Nor can it be otherwise when his work U laid out for him, the "hncs drawn, the stakes driven, the penalty of recusance un mistakably affixed: "Be he anathema." That the uncompromising temper displayed in the excommunication of these divines will draw the line more sharply and distinctly between scientific truth and our conventional theology is very evident, but their disaffec tion is also significant of the extent to which advanced thought is modifying and rational izing old faiths and prejudices. "A little leaven leavens the whole lump." A PRACTICAL BESBVOLESCF. We had occasion not long ago to call the attention of the public to a practically benev olent order which, affording greater security than life insurance, offers to the wives and children of the toiling million a certain, sure and speedy relief in the case of the death of the "bread winner." To-day, thanks to a correspondent who is in f uli sympathy, and is a member of the order of United Working men, we are able to tell more about it, and by an illustration of its workings prove its character and capacity to accomplish all it promises. The method is very simple, and will he readily comprehended by even the least intelligent. Two thousand men agree and bind themselves to pay one dollar each into a common treasury, the full amout (two thousand dollars) to be paid without diminu tion to the tamily of whichever one of the as sociation may die first, as soon as the proofs of the fact are maJe'.to the officers selected to manage its affairs. Immediately every mem ber is notified to pay another dollar into the treasury, to be paid in like manner to the next deceased member's family. New mem bers are received ihtothe strictly mutual as sociation on the same conditions, subject to the same regulations. The membership may be increased indefinitely, up to twenty thou sand, or even a hundred thousand. Still, as the maximum benefit allowed the family is two thousand dollars, the annual expense to each individual memlwr is just the same, whether the aggregate numbor be two thou sand, twenty thousand.or ahundred thousand. No large amount ever remains in the com mon fund, the treasurer of which is required to give.an.amplejbond; hence, it is not allowed to accumulate, nor is there any necessity for ni cking investments, which the usual plan of life insurance absolutely requires must be done, when, oftentimes, Insecure risks are made, resulting in loss of principal and in terest. No large salaries are paid to officials, as the workings and expenses of the society, such as room rent (always inexpensive), light, stationery, etc., are defrayed by a liirht an nual tax upon the members, in- the shape of lodge due3. Many other details might be but the above will suffice for the infor mation of the i;-ral reader. The Inde pendent Order of Workingmen, conducted on this plan, was first called into existence by the class of citizens whom its title designates, but ite plan presented so many attractive a tures (some amendments having been added Bince), that ali classes of the community sought admission wherever it has been intro duced and in active operation. Its system of benevolence and mutual aid is eminently practical, and so simple and easily compre hended, that it requires but little investiga tion to understand it. This order was first introduced into Tennessee by Mr. William A. Halstead, D. S. P. of the supreme, lodge of the United States, who organized the first lodge (Shelby) in Memphis on the twenty-third of May last, with sixty-one charter members; the seccmd.lodge (Chelsea), (with forty-three members, May 29th; the third (Gayoso). twenty-five members. May 2":)th; the fourth (Germania), thirty-six members, June 29th; the Attn ijeej, at Jackson, one hundred and two members, July 4th; the sixth, at Humboldt, July 19tb"t and the seventh, at Brownsville, July 26th. All of these lodges have increased in mem bership since over fifty per cent., so that within about two months nearly five hundred Tennessean have become members of this young, thrifty and prosperous order. Band ed "together in a common cause, the tempo ral relief and aid to those who are near and dear to'them, no thought of failure ever en ters their minds; commercial panics may bankrupt the rich and well-to-do; banks may break, merchant and capitalists may specu late and fail, still the little dollar rivnlets will ever flow into the riverof the lodges), thence to the ocean (supreme lodge), whence it will be taken up and uistnuutea to uioji who need aid and are entitled to its refresh in shower and after-sunshine, thus more f.iiiw il In t ratine the rjroverb that "everv cloud has its silver lin. A eWter for a errand lodiro of the State has been granted, and this body will be instituted some-time during the pres ent month, in Memphis. Thoroughly co-op. erative as it is. the Appeal has great plea ure in commending the order to all classes of workingmen as one which admirably supple ments th building and loan associations and the co-operative stores, which, better than savings-banks, enable the workers of the world to feel that their labors are not in vain. OX THE DOffSWABD WAY. Cotton is in an excellent tradition so far as it staiirttienl nosition is concerned, and if the market were unaffected by outside influ ences, would bo bringing a satisfactory price As it is. cotton that wm 12 5-16c in New York a week ago, yesterday quoted only 1111-lCc; in seven days there wee sif declines, and the decline yesterday was heavy, following the oUuts 3-1 Gc a pound. The bears have had the aitrket in their own hands some days, and Liverjool having a holiday yesterday, the watch-dog vas off duty, and busy paws worked mischief. Thi y could not have done so, however, had cotton stood firmly; but it has not done so since the course of events indicated that Kngland would probably become involved in the war iu the east. The Turkish victories this week will deiav the anticipated intervention of Kngland, very probably; but the war wijl 1 procrastinated longer than has, of late, been looked for. and that of itv4f is not favorable to activity in the cotton market. Since the prevent hot and dry weather set (a, the propecte of the cotton crop have improved which is another circumrtanea the bears find useful to them. The low state of cotton jus now is disappointing to speculators and not encouraging to cotton-growers. Boand for Uracil. Miss Minnie Hodges trot tired of keeping house for her father in Lowville, Lewis county New York, and suddenly resolved to go to the diamond fields of Ur.iy.il to make her for tune. Neither did she let her father know anything of her design, and indeed lie would not have known her had he met her on the way from Lowville to New York city. She had cut her hair short, put on a masculine hat, striped pantaioon. jacket and duster, and had no baggage. he had left all her woman's apparel behind her, and boldly struck for masculine freedom. She was seen on the wharf looking for a ship bound for Brazil, and proposed to go as a sailor. A sharp officer suspected her sex and arrested her. She owned up, and told a straightfor ward story about herself and her obiects. She ia twenty-four years old, and says she is fully able to take care of herself. But the author ities resolved to furnish her with a proper dress and send her back to her father. ItAILKOAD CIVIL WAR. It Mlxalflraare-l'rrdlrtJoaa f Cal-houn-'oBfllrt Itrlnerii Labor aid 1'apltml The Ml racale bet tvren the Bondholders sod the reenbaek- Holder. overameni Honda a Bane and a fume - lirrrnbtrWa in Clreolation with out Interest innhitwrHkoill tad M nut llave-The Peo ple Mhonld Hee to iU Spedal Conrepondence Cincinnati Emiulrer. Dalton. Ga., July '2-i. On my return from the country this evening I have news of the civil war at Baltimore and Pittsburg, which will doubtless spread like a prairie on lire, and prove but the beginning of a bigger civil war than the late one between the north and the south. I have been exjecting it ever since l-f6. My only surprise is that it has leen so long delayed. Calhoun foretold it as far back as February, 1!7, when he said: "It is useless to disguise the fact. There is and always has been, in un advanced stage of wealth and civilization, a conflict between labor ami capital. The eontlition of the south exempts us from the disorder and dangers resulting from this conflict, which explains why it is that the political condition of the blaveholding States has been so much more stable and quiet than that of the north. The advantages of the former in this respect will become more and more manifest if left undis turbed by interference without as the country advances in wealth and numbers. We have, in fact, but just entered that condition of so ciety where the strength and durability of our political institutions are to be tested; and I venture nothing in predicting that the ex perience of the next generation will fully test how vastly more avorable O'-ix condition of society is to that of" other sections for free and stable institutions, provided we are not dis turbed by the interference of others," etc. Calhoun s works, vol. ii, p. ft!2.J M. Guizot, in his lliriory of Civilhation, said: "The struggle of classes constitutes the very fact of modern history, of which it is full. Modern Europe, indeed, is born of this struggle between the different classes of society." Nearly every well-informed man has heard of Mr. Jefferson's celebrated apiiorism : "The democracy of the north are the natural allies of the republicans of the south." Few, very few, comprehend its meaning and phi losophy. The "Democracy of the north" were the laboring and industrial classes, among whom I include merchants and professional men all who live by industry, whether of the hand or head. The "Republicans of the south" were the slaveholders. They were "natural allies," because their interest were identical, viz: To keep up wages and the value of the products pf labor, because these went into their pockets, and to keep down the relative cost of living, because that came out of their pockets. Under the disguise of philanthropy the late civil war for the abolition of slavery was one of the phases of the conflict between capital and labor. But it was more than that. It was a struggle between the capital that em ployed hired labor and the capital that em ployed slave labor; and the one sole cause of that struggle was that the former wished to lower the wages and increase the relative cost of living, while the latter wished to increase wages and lower the cost of living. The la boring, producing and commercial classes of the north, in o far as they acted with the capital that employed hired labor, were wag ing war on their "natural allies," which was a great blunder. So the strikers at Baltimore and Pittsburg, in destroying the property of the railroad companies, are waging war on their natural allies and on their own intercsts. It is a pe culiar feature of railroad companies that, un like most other great incorporations, -their interests are identical with those of the labor ing, producing and commercial classes. From the very nature of their business the trans portation of passengeis and freight--they can prosper only when business is active, ' when labor is profitably employed, and when the producing and commercial classes are pros nerintf. No one understands this better than Messrs. Garrett and Scott; who have so long and so ably managed the two great railroad hues on which this new phase of the struggle between capital and labor has been developed, and none less deserve that their "natural al lies" should in blind fury turn upon them and destroy their property. But at the bottom of this, as in the late civil war between the sec tions, there is something more than the strug gle between capital and labor. If we look behind the apparent and into the real facts of the case, we will find a struggle between the one class whose capital is invested in United States bonds and in money, and all other classes whose capitals are invested in all other forms of property. For the last twelve years this one class have had exclusive control .of the Federal fovernment, and the purpose and effect of rll 'ederal legislation has been to give an in creased and undue value to the United States bonds and to money, and to" make all other forms of property valueless. Hence, mer chants are tailing by thousands; labor is un employed and starving; farmers have no mar ket for their produce, unless at prices below the cost of production; the business of railroad companies has been stricken with the prevail ing epidemic of paralysis, and Jhey have been forced to put down the wages of their em ployes to correspond with the fictitious, facti tious and flagitious value given to United States bonds and to money by unjust and in iquitous legislation, intended lor the special benefit of the one class whose capital is in vested in bonds and money. The Bignihcance of this new outbreak or rivil war is in that it shows that there is a rjoint in oppressive legislation tor tne oenem nf a r.lass beyond which it 13 not safe tor them to go. The bondholders ana money-aeaiers should bear in mind Aisop's fable of the dog snaUinng at the shadow in tne water anu losing the meat he held in his mouth. It a za shows that if the Democratic party, at the last Presidential election, untemhed by the power of the bondholders and money dealers, had boldly placed themselves square ly on ir oirn old platform oi a paper cur rency, issued by government and receivable for all public dues, the spirit of dissatisfac tion manifested by this new civil war, prop erlv directed asrainst the'true cause of their distress, instead of beinpr mislead into a war nnon natural allies, would, in despite oi re turning-boards, have carried the Democrats into power on tee resisuess uuai wave oi monetary reform, demanding an uniform, staple and aheap currency tor the common and mutual benefit of all classes. Un tnis let me strain refer' you to Calhoun's speeches on the issue of treasury notes of the nineteenth of September and third of October, 1837, and sixteenth of January, 1S40, from which 1 have only time anu space to auote the followina: "It is my conviction that if the government should have the blindness to repudiate the use of its own credit, it would go far to de feat the policy of this bill, by restoring in the end the very union twitn tne oanxs it is in tended to dissever, ine reason is oovious Paper has, lo a certain extent, a decided ad vantage over srold and silver. It is prefera ble in large and distant transactions, and can not, like in a country ot ours, be dispensed with in the fiscal action of the government, without much unnecessary expense and in convenience; the truth ot which would soon be manifest if the government should consent to dispense with the use ot treasury drafts. But this is not the only form in which it may be convenient or necessary for it to use its cwn credit. It may be compelled to use it for circiut,!; in a mpre permanent iorm, as tne only mean of avoiding what I regard as a creat evil a Feueial ilebt. I am decidedly opposed to governmental ii:jap. I believe them to be, in reality, little better than a fraud on the community, if made in bank note, ft.v4 highly injurious if made ia large amounts in kijsie. 1 saw enough in the late war (of 1812) to pot on my guard again them. I See Vol. IU, pp. lV, iui anu i Yours truly, a. F. . A Predlctioa. The latei Mpew thing in collisions, says the J'all ifall Unc!t; is the running down of a lightship by one of tne 1,'oulogne steam era of the English general steam navigation coiiioanv. "The collision seems to have beta a perfect one in its way, for the unfortunate liu-htshiD sank beneath the water nine min nt9 nfW lino- struck." J.uckilv. however, the persons in charge of the lightship were rented by the crew ot tne steamsnip, wcicn at once uroceeded to her destination. "This is all very weli, bat it seems at first sight hardly necessary for a steamer to run into a ln?htshiD. which is a stationary, inoffensive object, and one, moreover, it would be thought. hose position was so well known as to render it secure' from all danger of col lision unless under verv ezceptionai circum stances." When the case is investigated the cause cf the accident will, perhaps, become clear; tut it is impossible to guess what freaks the passion for collisions may yet ex hibit. "We shall probably bear one of these day. that Eddy stone lighthouse baa leen up set by an M.xnciad. The Baaket at the Foundling. Old and AVw Isondon: A basket was hung at the gate of the hospital in London, m in which the children were deposited, the per sons who brought them ringing a bell to give notice to the officers in attendance. In order to forward the "little innocenU" up from the country, a branch of the carrying trade was established, and babies arrived in London in increasing numbers from the most distant parts of the country. Large prices were, m some instances, paid for their conveyance, a fact which more than hints at the position of the parents, and as the carriaare was prepaid. there was a strong inducement on the part of the earners to get rid of their burdens on the wav. Manv of the- infants were drowned all of them were neglected, and that, in the large majority of cases, was equal to death. It was publicly asserted in the house of com mons hat one man, having the charge of five infants in baskets they appeared to have theui packed like so many sucking pigs and happening to t"-t iirunk on his journey, lay nMevp nil nitfbt on a common, and in the morning three out or the five were found dead. Many other ii. stances of negligence on the part of carriers, resulting in the death .f infants intrin-ted to them for carriage to London, are on record. Kven the clothing in which the children were dressed was often stolen on the way, and the balea were depos ited.in the basket just as they were born. It is reported that a foundling who lived to be come a worthy banker in the north of Eng l.uiJ. but who was received into the hospital at this time, being in after life anxious to make some inquiry into hi" origin, applied at the hospital, when all the information he could obtain from this source was that it ap- tH-ared on the books of the establishment that f . 1 A 41 1... .1.4- he was put iiito the banket at the gate naked. Leisure Hour. EVES. Sweet babr eyes. That look around with sueli a grave surprise, f What do u see'.' A stiaj" new wiril. where simplest th'.fijrs KiiKerWvr wild linnt;iiili ps And fancies free. A re.stlr.2-iil.-u-r that Is not home, A iraill.te wherein to roam Kor years, may ie. O placid, wondering baby eyes. The mystery that In you lies uft puzzle me. Clear boyish eyes. '! fearless trlanee unconsciously defies Trouble and care; V en babyhood is past and gone, What Is It thai you K.ize upon? A land most far; A sunny shore with pleasure rife; And that great, Klortous K'lt of llfs 'lis bliss to sh;ire. O happy, trustful, boyish eyes, lel saes envy, fools despise The faith you wear. The anxious eyes Of m;uihood. slowly piercing earth's disguise, Discover what '! That life at hist Is quickly done, that hopes full) lied and wishes won Are dearly got; That shadows chased in headlong haste. And golden fruit he strove to taste. Delight him not. O. restless. douliMnf. tniohled pve. To learu In sorrow to be wise Is manhood's lot. Dim, ased eyes. Gazing across the wreck of broken ties. What do they see? Behind dead leaves that withered fall, A fading wilderness, where all Is vanity; Before-to gladden weary sight, A glimpse, a promise of ihe bright Kternity. O, dim and tearful aged eyes. If waiting till that dawn shall rise. Blessed are ye! And nngel eres, Who have their dwelling-place beyond the skies. Vainly do we Image the glories they must know. Picture the pearly gates aglow The crystal sea. For brightest visions mortals paint Of that celestial country, faint Must ever be. No! pure and holy eyes. We can but pray that what you prize Our own may see. , REPESTAST BKIGAX J8. Dramatic Restitution of Property Taken front a Church Official cene in St. Peter's A True Story. The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin's Rome correspondent says: "You may probably recollect an account I gave three years ago this coming October of the robbery and cap ture by brigands of Mgr. Theodoli, economo and secretary ot the congregation oi tne r au brica of St. i'ietro. Thii well-known eccle siastic was in rillefjiatura at the celebrated convent of Trisulta, between Trosinone and Alatri. He was taking a walk in the woods hen the brigands came on him all unproviso, and carried him off to the mountains. His family had to send a ransom of fifty thousand scudi in gold before the monsignor was lib erated. Since then nearly all the unganas oi that party have been captured, part of the money has been restored, and in the autumn the final trial takes place atTrosinone. While the monsignor was with the brigands, one of them took his hand, and said saucily : 'That a handsome ring; you may make me a present of it,' which of course the monsignor did. A few weeks ago Mgr. J heodoli, who is also one of the canons of St. Peter's, while ussing through the church, noticed a well- to-do-look in g contadino talking with one ot the workmen of the basilica, and directing their conversation, evidently, at him; indeed. heard the woricmau say, l nan is iigr. 'hend.ili himself.' The contildmo, a most respectable person in appearance, came to the monsignor ana asked, wan oiu-iasoioneu rev- erence, ' 1 our excellency is iwgr. luiwwur When the canon answered 1 es, the conta dino handed him a small paper parcel. The monsignor opened it, and to his surprise, saw his ring that the brigand had taken, x was told,' said the contadino, 'to hand your ex cellency also this,' and the man put into the amazed monsignor 's hand a bag of gold; then bowing respectfully, he disappeared down the vast aisles of the church. The stu pefied monsignor found in tne bag eight thousand f rancs in gold, evidently one ot the brigand's share of the ransom; repentant, probably, or wishing to be clear of pursuit, he had chosen this mcan3 of restoring Lis ill cotten goods to the much-injured ecclesiastic. The contadino, instead of going to the nion signor's residence, had selected St. Peter s ehurchjas a sanctuaiy,whire he was safe, and out of which he coulu pass wiuiout iieiug ap- rehended and having unpleasant questions k-- I of him. It sounds like a romance, but enow it to be true." IXTElfXATlOXALCATriOLlCLEAUUE. Established for the Purpose of Be- establishing the Temporal Power of the Pope A Catholic Press Wanted. New York, August 2. A special from Lon don says: A new crusade is the latest scheme of the papal propagandists. The Vatican has settled on a grand plan for a crusade, to be called "The International Catholic League," and the project has beea-sanctioned by the pope. The center of the new organization is to be at Rome, as a matter of course, and is to ve a general tund and to be directed by a committee at headquarters, with a complete administrative organization with branches ev erywhere. The declared objects of this new body are the defense ot their rights and tree doni in view of the laws adopted against the church and pope, the re-establishment of the temporal power of which the pope has been deprived by force, the restoration of the rights ot the holy see, the organization ana establishment of a Catholic press in every considerable center, and the supporting of a general correspondent who shall receive his instructions from Rome, whose duty it shall be to transmit them to the newspapers of the district. The calumniesof the opposition press are to be met by legal proceedings. The pope, in a private circular, expresses the hope that all Catholic associations will unite in this league, and the nobility and clergy are ordered to unite in battling for the free dom and the universal sway of the church. The priests and bishops are urged to agree all for one and one tor all. All the cen ters, the home organizations, are to be in telegraphic commui ication with the Vatican direct. This new scheme ia eauin extraordinary excitement on the con tinent, and may, in soma measure, account for the increasing friendliness of Italy and Germany. It is a curious fact that not one London iournal has any information on this remarkable topic, but it is nevertheless a fact, which 1 have on the best authority. Mysterious Movement. Chicago Interior: It verily appears possi ble that we are to witness in our own times one of thorie "cataclysms" which so niysten ously swept away whola races ot animals and of peoples in the past history of the world and oi the human race, ine inuian laiu.ue, it was supposed a few weeks ago, wa3 near ihs close of its destructive reisrn. Advices now indicate that a second year s crop win be . - 1 t i -i 'I ' U . .. ilwini tin f Via a louu laiiuru. iuc ncia tin- uiusi y, canals emntv.the cattle dead, and wide reach- ps of country nearly inaccessible to relief. This, in a densely crowded population, is aa fenrtiil a condition as can be imagined. The vast nr.ttlers of the people only make their destruction more certain. Aside from the suffering which must be endured it that consideration could be wholly leit out the mciiHi wnnl.l n..t be of much consequence to the world. Those dense populations are of no value to ether nations, and the desperate struggle for exisic-nca which they must mui itwIiimIIv maintain is such tii&t life can scarce ly lu rewarded as worth struirslins for. The nredictions of Malthus, nearly a hundred xraara 9i. timed on the increase of the hu man race, are having a literal verification in southern Asia. A Shawl-Pin In the Lunga. Hartford Courant: A case of rare interest to the medical profession is that of a young daughter of Ym. tJ. Corbin. of Union. Un the third of hist September she swallowed a ui,i..l-nin. which was received in the left inno- 'kw six weeks she experienced no trouble, but at the expiration of that time she had inflammation ot tne lungs, one was m, tonriw) hv lnnd nhvsicians. and at length Ir. Qf-. nf this ntv was sent for. this beine in mi.l.vi'ntoi-. He advised the parents, who were, of course, very much alarmed, to trust to the chance oi tne pin oemg cuuueu uy, -,tl,i.i- man tiave an incision made for the re- .nti.ji f it Thia course was pursued. The child recovered nearly her usual condition of l,oh and in Mav coucrhed up a portion of the pin, it. having rusted in two. On the twenty-sixth of July the rest or the pin, the head-piece, was likewise gotten rid of, and th child is apparently as well as ever. She ua i;...i rZ. mnniiia with a shawl 1 pin, over two inches long, in one of her lungs. TICDRIA. Tbe Rlrheat Won and the Beat Qaee In the World Jer Happened Jeal onuy mt her tldest Hss-Uhe did mot Hstb Sjiraat Her Mtrojr 111. Mhe Mean ta be teres la 'at aa well M ia Xaate aa ton- aa she Liven Her laveatseata aad the (toarres her treat Walth. New York World. ! London, July 19 I have heard people complain before not of the gossip which is always sroinK on in New York, but I do not think they would fiid things much better if they lived in Lonton. Human nature all over the world is pretty much the same. When a lot of men aid women meet together in a room someboly's character is sure to suffer, and I hope no one will pretend that the women are wose than the men at this game, for so far asmy observation goes it is quite the other wa;. I set out, however, not to retail gossip, lilt to refer to a matter which is being so generally talked about that it would be mere affectation on my part to be silent respectinr it. It relates to the ab sence ot the Princeof Wales from the review of the troops by be queen last week. So general has been tie talk on the subject that at last the Times seems to have been desired to offer a sort of explanation, and it is that the Prince of Waes was not invited to at tend, by reason cf an "oversight." Now, an oversight which leaves the heir apparent out in the cold coild scarcely have been an undesigned one, ind all sorts of motives are attributed to tne queen for passing this slight upon her ldest son. In reality, however, there is nothing mysterious bout it. The queen has tlways been jealous of the prince's popularity with the army, and when she reviews her troops she desires no one to come between her and them. She is a monarch, and will have no divided allegiance. The Prince of Wales holds certain positions in the armv which could scarcely have been refused to him, but he has been made to understand v' tu- a "nal." review of the troons does not mean a review in whicu ne ran take anv mart. The queen, in fact, means to be the sovereign as long as sue lives, and she often shows that she cares nothintr whatever for any remonstrances, criticisms or suggestions that may be ad dressed to her. 1 am sorry to see that sros- sip about the queen of another kind is being readily accreciitea in jew iorit naiueij, that on the oc.-;: don of General Grant's visit to Windsor catUe he was kept waiting in the ante-room for some time, and treated with rudeness. Surelv it must have seemed highly improbable that the queen should have asked G eneral Grant to her house merely to insult him. On the occasion m question the queen came down stairs to receive the general, as she would do a royal visitor, and it any rude ness took place in the castle it did not pro ceed from the queen. You had better ask now how it was that an invitation, which was onlv intended for General and Mrs. Grant, was afterward made to include Min ister Pierrepont and his wife, and Master Jesse Grant. You will find, if you set to the bottom of that story, a very pretty specimen of diplomatic lnaneuveiiner. and you will see that if the kite takes it into its head to go up without its tail it will pretty soon find out that the thins can't "be done. Y"ou have evidently underrated Minister Pierre pont's accomplishments as a kite's tail. As for quarrels about "precedence," th'e only dispute that took place was at a dinner where General Grant insisted on going down before the Duke of Cambridge; and this he would not have done if his eood friends who man aged him here had not egged himxn. It is a thousand pities that these matter should be revived. 1 knew of them all at the time they took place, and ot many other little incidents of which your readers do not yet seem to have heard ; but it seemed to me the wisest course to sav nothintr about them. If injustice is to be done, however, the whole truth had better be told, and there are some Americans re- turnine to New Y'ork who can give you an idea as to who is likely to suffer most when a clean breast is made all around, of what they saw and heard on the tourth ot July in Cav endish square. Then, perhaps, the eyes of the blind wU be opened. 1 he queen, then, vou mav skfelv take it for granted, haa in flicted no indignity upon General Grant, and any attack upon her based on the assumption that she has will do her great injustice. If, now, an article appeared in the New York World arraigning her for hertreatment of her eldest son. it would not be possible to find any one to deny the justice of the charge, for it cannot be ntrht tor a mother to receive an enormous sum annually for occupying certain position and then to throw all the ixfcuniary burden appertaining to that posi tion on her son. yueen, or no queen, any woman who acts in that way is unjust. The Queen of England is at this moment the rich est woman in the world, totally; apart from the sum wh'ch she annually receives from the country. When the prince consort chose South Kensington as the site for the great ex hibition he invested a large amount of money in lands thereabouts, andthat money has by this time increased forty or fifty-fold, and brings in a revenue adequate in itself to coyer the expenses of a good-sized kingdom. The aueen herself is an excellent manager, and Lad she begun life with a capital of 500 she would by this time have made it o0,000, for she has a turn lor money-making, and never loses a chance to increase her shining store It may be doubted whether she spends much if anv, more than A'20,000 a year, for she rarelv receives anybody, even to dinner, and although she has to keep up a large staff of servants, flza.OUO will go a long way, even here, to defray all the expenses ot that de scription. I mentioned this sum of '25,000 the other day to a friend ot mine who knows good deal more about the court than do. and he laughed at it as being absurdly high. However that be, the queen receives .jo,000 a year troni the na tion, about 40,000 more from the duchy of Lancaster, and not less than iZlAJ.lXHJ trom her investments or $3,125,000 a year. The Prince ot Wales receives 40,000 trom the nation, about 00,000 from the duchy of Cornwall, and his wife 10,UUO trom the na tion altogether 110,000, and upon this he has to keep a large family, and to receive aad entertain numerous visitors and guests; give garden parties, balls, dinners, and incur vast expenses generally, which ought properly to fall upon the monarch. No wonder that he is relatively a poor man. The prospect be fore him is not very bright, for the queen mnv reip-n for t wentv vears vet to come. She is only fifty-eifsht, and as strong as a lion, in perfect health, and probablylhopes to reign as long as herdistmguisued ancestor, George III, who was on the thror.e for sixty years peace to his memory! And certainly no one wishes any evil to happen to the queen, or to see the shortening of her days, for. after all, it is by no means certain that a change, whenever it may come, will- necessarily lie lor the better. AIIEKOIC WOMA5T. True Pluck JJvinx on and Supporting a Family of Kine Children on One Acre of Land-Where there's a Will there's a Way. Charleston (S. C.) Xeics and Courier: At the request of several subscribers we repro duce the article eiving an extract of the "plucky widow's" letter to Colonel D. Wyatt Aiken, the original publication of which has aroused so much sympathy for this brave lady in her struggle to support ner lamuy: TRUE PLUCK. While every section of our great country has beea crying out "hani times" for the past four years, we question whether the ma jority of southern farmers have comparative ly sutfered sufficiently to know the true mean ing of the words, "hard times." Men who have worked, and made those around them wor k, have thus far weathered the storm with but few privations. Others, 'tis true, may have worked and harvested liberally, but un fortunatelyoiot knowing what is the meaning of practical economy, have, perhaps, spent faster than they made, and hence have be come annually more and more reduced in this world '8 goods. Then there were those who knew nothing of labor in former years, and since the war have yielded to the pressure of the times and been reduced to want. I his has been the fate of many southern families of as good .blood as ever coursed through human veins, and these natural-born gentle men and iadies are to be pitied in their pov erty. Their former lives were not calculated to prepare them to battle against the trials that cruel war has brought upon them. But they are really admirable in their present destitute condition, for not a murmur ever es capes one of them. Occasionally there crops out from among this class an individual whose pluck can but excite tne admiration of all who know him or her. And just such a person is a lady acquaintance of Colonel D. W. Aiken, on the lower coast of South Caro lina, with whom he has had some correspond ence latterly, and who wrote as follows on the eighteenth of June; ' "I am living on a single acre of land, which I expect to buy if I ever can raise the money; price fifty dollars. This acre I have had plowed, for which I paid, and with a wheelbarrow, chin manure and rotted pine straw, I, myself, have made so many Irish potatoes that after grabbling for six weeks to supply my table, where land nine children sit regularly, I have in the past few days dug over three barrels. I have corn taller than my head, early cow peas, tomatoes turning, okra in bloom, and had over one hundred heads of beautiful young cabbage, some squashes and cucumbers destroyed by ' my neighbor's pigs. I ami not in despair, how- I ever, tor as soon as my menus nnisn - 1 netting out their slips I will buy enough I for quite a patch, and pay for them in labor returned by working on the sewing-machine. Some persons say I am fanatical. Be it so; better that than gadding about and consum ing precious time in idleness. I am quite indifferent to the taunts 1 hear of such worK being unladylike. I am only doing work that has to be done, and I would like to have it nicer, but there is no alternative. W ith all my striving I find but lit ! margin lor clothing, and none for the education of uiy dear children." The writer of the above is a widow with t- n living children, nine at home, and the ma jority of them girls. She is accomplished und rehued, nnd has seen tar baiter daya. Without her knowl.-dge or consent we pub lish the above extract from her private letter, that it might encourage many a one now 8-t-ting on the edge of despair, or shame into more active life some of tlie many drones who have.in almost every community of the south. Is there not some kkI Samaritan among our readers who will lRsen his purse-sfrings and contribute enough money to pay for that acre of land? We received yesterday two addi tional contributions to help out the "Plucky- Widow. Tne total amount received is as follows: Previously acknowledged SJl f0 "An Army Oit'cer," Si Ot) "BiK Jack Pot," (whatever th;U may mean). :t H Total S27 50 OIKEY HALL'S WHEREABOUTS. Why and I'nOer what .Circumstances be JMsappeareu rroiu i.nnon-su)-uosed lo be in the Employ . of the Herald. New York World: A resident of this city. who is a f riend of Ex-Mayor A. Oakey Hall, and a member of the bar, made some inqui ries in regard to that gentleman while in London recently. He says there is no doubt in his mind, from what he heard, that Mr. Hall was nearly penniless when he reached London, and that his poor lodgings in an ob scure quarter of the city were selected from necessity rather than from a desire for con cealment. So poor was he that Mr. Louis J. Jennings, the London correspondent of the World, who was the first person air. nail saw, and to wnom ne acanoietiu ms identity, immediately interested himself in hia oefialt, anu euJevrenui to sec-.irr for him some employment. Just about this time, however, the American mails ar rived in London, bringing the Jsew lork World containing Tweed s confession. In this confession was the statement that Mr. Hall had received ten per cent, ot the profits of the ring frauds. Mr. Hall evidently feel ing that this story might put persons m l-.ng-land who were friendly to hiiu in a false posi tion, quietly and without consulting any one almost immediately disappeared iroui tion don, as the World recently narrated. Our informant says that the impression is now very strong among the few people in London who take any interest in the matter, that ir. Hall is in the employ of James Gordon Ben nett in the East, probably at Constantinople. Mr. John Jiussell Young, however, knows nothing of any such employment of Mr. Hall. In Pans our mtormanfc met air. isennetc. and asked him casually in regard to HaH's where abouts. Mr. Bennett turned the conversation without replying to the inquiry. "VEXI, V1II,-VIC1." Mr. H. Choimondeley Pennell, author of the very popular Pack on Pegasus, has writ ten anotner humorous oook, eniuieu x egasux llesaddled, in which the following stanzas appear: "VEXI, YIDI.VICI." . 'An unfledged heiress in her teens. And worth a 'plum,' they say; With charms to move an anchorite The duke made miming at first sight. But didn't seem' to 'stay- mean to-nluht to wire-In, No 'waiting' business run to win You know my 'slushing' way. The Veni, rid, vtci style Short, shuru, decisive, eh? "It's all V. P., old boy I'm done! Could laugh If 'tweren't for spite; 'Untl dged,' indeed! an old coquette! She'll teach them all ermter fleuntte, And tutUer ae4ii, the kite! "She's up to every move that's out, Knows when to sigh and when to pout, And 'plays' you as you'd play a trout The more fool I to bite! "At first she seemed to like the pace, And answered to the bit, Blushed when I praised her twinkling feet, Wlule her two eyes grew diirk and sweet Green eyes with mischief lit. "I'm like a grape from the rich south (They saldl to drop into your mouth Why don't you open It? A h U yeyix vei Is U-i ycur ifeufcr! The artful, doll-faced chit! "I clawed her Jeweled hand in mine, And through the galop Hew; Her yielding waist mv arm compressed. Her wblsiierrfd wonls almost citresaed Please hold me tighter, so' Then led her drooping to a seat. (Here the scene changed, yot know.) "I whispered. 'Hearts are more than gold!' (Now tor a lucky iinke!) She said, 'So I've orten been told. 'Then hear me swear to all I hold;' She smiled 'I think I won't!' "(One effort more to wlre-UO You do not care for me a pin !' She laughed 'Of ootirse I don't!' Then gently yawning "There's mama Is looking for me thanks ta-ta!' And left me siieechless lAault la. KS. The minx hits hooked the duke." DEATH TO !0S. Charcoal Uas-llow the Ihildclphla Authorities Dispose or the I svlcss and lanjccrous Cars A triood i ample. Philadelphia Times: Tlie dog-catchers had started out at four o clock yesterday morn ing, and at eight o'clock, the hour set for the killing, had not yet returned. I he pound was, therefore, somewhat short of hands for catching the dogs in the yards. What help could be improvised, however, was soon at work coaxing the dogs near enough to cap ture them, and then dropping them into the Slace devoted to their death. The smaller ogs were first taken, the larger ones being left for a second execution, to immediately follow the hrst. By eight o clock there were eishtv-hve dogs in the smothering-chamber. This chamber is simply a walled space, flush with the ground, ami with openings on three sides vmA a trap-door above, all th-; openings being furnished with movoble wire-gratings and glass-windows. The glass-windows were left out as tne il-jgs were being gathered to gether, for the purpose of giving them a lit tle respite of air until the full capacity of the chamber was tiled. I he animals were gen erally pretty timet and unalarmed in then- narrow quarters, but one or two, perhaps wiser, perhaps weaker thun the rest, kept up a constant whining. Now the blue flame at the top of the half consumed charcoal an nounced that a full supply of tbe poisonous carbonic oside was ready. The chamber was then made air tight by means of its tightly- fitting glass-windows, and the gas was at once letlinto -it. At first all that could be seen was a little restlessness and a certain surprised, anxieus movement of the wretched beasts. Gradual ly and verv soon this grew into a real intoxi cation, They could not hold their legs; fhey swayed to and fro, their eyes were wild, their heads trembling from side to side. As yet no whine or cry. liut now their intoxication becomes a complete prostration. One alter another falls over on his side, tries to rise cannot, struggles convulsively. Then the cries begin, in nearly all cases an indescriba bly pitiful wail, which no one who has ever heard t will ever get out of hi3 ears. A few more struggles, gradually weaker and weak er, a tew more gasps and the dogs are mo tionless in death. 1- com a minute to a min ute and a la'f after the gas is turned in upon them they have fallen over and are said to be neiioibIe, and in two o; three minutes more there is no sign "of lift Their bodies are allowed to remain in the chamber ten minutes, to make sure, and then the windows are removed and their limp bodies hauled out one by one and Hung into a wagon. A firm at the coal wharf at Mitf lin street, Delaware front, contracts for the carcasses ana renuers mem into on, wuose virtues are highly extolled as a remedy for rheumatism and all other pains of man or beast. Ihe more valuable skins are also pn served, and are made up into gloves, shoes and other articles. That's BOHlness. San Francisco Gazette: You should never judge by appearances. Ihe other day a weazen-faced little man wearing a. three dollar-- and a half suit of clothes, went to one of the big hotels, and registering his name as from Texas, ask' for a room and. if breakfast was on the table The Olympian clerk gazed at hiiu scornful ly tor a moment, and languidly remarked: "Any baggageV" "No," replied the guest. "In that case," replied the clerk, "the rules of the house compell me to insist on payment in advance. ' "Very well," said the guest, without hesi tation or appearing offended, "take two days board out ot this, and trom a wad ot green backs as big as his arm produced a one hun dred dollar note. "I beg your pardon," stammered the abashed clerk, "but we are so often taken in and your face not being f amiliar to me 1 " VNo offense, " cheerfully answered th guest, business is business and rules aie rules. It does look a little odd to be with out baggage, but as tattle-dealers ain't i.iuch on style, and "That's all right," 6aid the clerk. "Tut up your money; we know a gentleman when we see him. Jiin, show tlie gentleman to 146. Call for the best in the house, general." The old man stowed away an ample break fast, got the clerk to give hiiu small bills for a fifty, and asked where Billy Coolbaugh, the banker, had his office, inquired when they had dinner, desired the clerk to tell Mr. Farwell, if he called, that he would he back at two o'clock, then went, and hasn't been seen since. The clerk subsequently dis covered that the fifty dollars was bad. The sad event cast a gloom oyer the hotel office. WAliXEIt. Wore Concerning the Humored Visit of the frent Slaster to this Country How the Trip fame to be Con hldered a Thinai Assured. Facts Stated an t Corroborated ly t Wrll-Knonn Urrman Citizen and Musical Critic or Kt. Lou i -The I'niuts at Insue with l llman. St. Louis L'siuh'iran : The announcement made public in the l.'i niblican, not long ago, that a visit to this country of the great mu sical composer, Kichard Vji'agner, was in con- emplation, appears to have created not a ttlo debate. A ISew l oi k tmuressttno lias written to Munich, and failed to obtain proof of the correctness of the" statement. It by no means appears, however, that the viuit is not m contemplation. Of the incident winch d t- its announcement as an assured tact. Dr. Bernavs, of thi citv, who furnished the Republican the first statement, makes the sub orned explanation : OT. UN I. AUgUl mt . EniTOK IiEiTi-.t.u-AN I am very sorry to lie obliged to iinnounce to you th;it the news about Uichard Wagner's proposed visit to the United States, which I communicated to you a short while ago. has proved to be inexact. It remains tor me to sIiojv to vou and to the public, whether or not. ns an American jour nalist, I was justified in making th.it an nouncement, ba the verv day on which I brought the interesting news to the Republi can I had receiveti a letter liom one of my nephews, who was at the time at Munich, from which I quote here tiu; following passage: "rrof. Uerniiys wished, cveu begged, tne that Uncle Charles Loins might use his influence m favor ot making H. Wagner's musical campaign m the United States a success. It was new to me that Wagner intends to po to America. Bernavs savs that even if Lncle Charles Louis does not admire Wagner's music, he must tell his roaders tnat they are to hear the greatest artistical works Ly tha greatest artist since Goethe's death. He says he would be extremely sorry if any one Ixnmng the name of .Bernnys would ever write any thing against Wagner. He says that, of course, lie umn.ii. that we all mav praise Wagner's music, but every one must ac knowledge the gj-eat man and the unequalled stir he is making in the muical and artistical, especially theatrical worlds. Bemay3 con siders Wagner a reformer of the 'theater- wesen. " Knowing the relations in whicn rrof. Bernavs stood to Mr. and Mrs. Wag ner, I addressed myself i;u mediately to him. communicating to him every line which I had written in regard to ;h;s matter in the English and German press of this country, V. - i 1 . I . i and begging him to give me an tne particu lars in regard to Wagner s campaign in the United Slates, in the reality of which I had not the least doubt. How, indeed. could I doubt, knowing my nephew to be a young man of unquestionable honor nnd veracity? In the meanwhile, Mr. Frver. the manager of certain performances of "Wagner's operas at New York, had also written to 1'roi. liernays ana receivea tne following answer (translated): 'Mr. John Fryer, Kew York: "Mv Dear Sik -I never wrote a letter to any place in the United Suites in re gard to K. Warner's alfairs, and am not in formed auout the designs ot the honored mas ter in the future. A few weeks ago one of my American relatives, a nephew of C. L. Bernays at St. Louis, made me a visit. Among other things I conversed with this amiable young gentleman about the great enterprise of llichard W agner. At that time the rumor, silenced, however, soon afterward, was spread that the master might make a journey to America. I expressed my desire that my cousin, V. iornays, wno naa pre viously spoken of Wagner, might use his in fluence to the effect ot preparing to the mer man master a dignified reception by the Americau press, and especially by the press of lxuis, m case he should execute the plan ascribed to him. 1 begged my young relative to communicate my detire to my cousin. In this manner, 1 suppose, originated the harm less, though erroneous, s.itire, which greatly surprised me. As far as I know, the German press bus not mentioned the American jour ney of the master. I myself h:;ve not seen the venerated man since the Iiayieuth festi val, that is since August, lb, and have not corresponded either with him or his wife. 1 love and admire the creations ot the manor. and 1 enjoy his great reformatory deeds, but I am not so intimately connectod with him that I might expect he would communicate to me his plans in advance to the public, l am, sir. etc. imiok. micitat:Ij hfrn-avs. "L'sivkhsity ok MtxicB, July 12, 1S77." The attentive and unbiased reader will at ouce observe that, the visit of my nephew to rrof. Bernays, at Munich, took place imme diately before the rumors alout the "great enterprise of tiichard Wagner" were silenced, l'rnf. Bernavs nn.bablv took it for granted. at that moment, that the master would carry out the great enterprise, and from everything 1 knew of the relations of Trot". Bern-ays to the Wagners had a perfect right to reg.ird the design us a consummated fact. I have lived twenty-eight 3-eurs in this city; would I be likely to push a canard on the public at the verv end of my journalistic career? And yet of this 1 am accused in the German press of New York. I might have lir.it addressed myself to I'lot". Bernays, ami waited for his answer. A musical enthusiast, and. besides, an American journalist, as 1 am, I thought this news so interesting to the puuuc mat l had it published before it was stamped and marked with the seal and every other proof of authenticity. I need hardly say that 1, myself, believed iu the news as I believe in mv own existence, and that, in my mind, 1 had every reason to do so. Even at this very moment I am not convinced that we may not expect Wagner here this next fall or spring. I read in one of the New York musical periodicals, about a week after my communication to you, that the well-known impressario, Ullman, of New York, was m correspondence with Wagner concerning a musical campaign of thi3 mas ter in the United Slates. The point at issue w?s this: Wagner proposed to have bis American concerts directed by his friend Hichtor, one of the best leaders in Germany. He moreover desired to bring along with him all his artists whom he had employed at Bay reulh. Mr. Ullman seems to have taken ex ception to these proposals. He insisted that V agner should lead his orchestra in person, and that only two or three of Warner s Ger man singers should accompany him on his American journey. I am ignorant, of course, how far these transactions have advanced, and whether or not they will terminate in tlie much-desired result of a journey of the mas ter in this country. I am, yoar obedient ser vant and friend, chas. i. heuxats. 3Ir. Beeeher Believes a Personal and Invisible Ieity Necessary, and Condemns what be Calls Modern Idolatry. New York World: "I think it may be demonstrated," said Mr. Beeeher yesterday morning, after reading the fourteenth, fif teenth and sixteenth verses of the fourth chapter of Hebrews, "that the human race, as a race, can never ascend toward civiliza tion even without the real or fancied help of a superior intelligence in tlie invisible world. Nations whose gods a;e before their sight will be b irbarous nations forever. The very first steps of veal development clear away the grosser forms ot idolatry-, and gradually, as men develop a conception of God, they be co ne larger, purer, nobler. It is by the con scious sympathy of man with God, and God with man, that the whole work of human life as an educating, developing life from the animal toward the spiritual goes on. I do not think that the human race can exist, with any hope of large advancement, with out a belief in a personal God. W'e are living in a time when movements are not limited nor feeble in the direction of imper sonal deity; a large number of able men in many respects live in the shadow of doubt. That there may be a God. they do not denv, but that any God is provably exist -nt, they Jo deny. Now, a deity that is only conceivable, that stauds no nearer tiian a possible God, is feebler for the wants of mankind than the one-tenth reflection of moonlirjht would be to the ripening of fruits in orchard or gar den. What we need is a present help a pri. st, a high priest, that is sensibly affected, intimately affected and concerned with our virtues, with our dignities, with our infirmi ties. ur virtues, such as they are, get along well enough, but it is our laGrinities, our transgressions, that need succor. I do not say that impersonal deities are ol no sort of influence; 1 suppose there are very many hoi est men to whose thought there is no God, and there is another sort that believe in a pantheistic God, and if I cannot define it to yoj, it is because no man can define it to himself; it is the supposition that tlie whole of nature is divine and goes to the making of what is called God, and that the term God covers the sum of all intelligence-, of all will, of a l character, of all being, of all thought, and that all the universe lumped together, is i !oJ. Besides that, there is a uort u!' positive eyi-loui wbioh includes Pantheism, in which nature, as it exists in this world, is worship ful. Tho;-e who believe this are poets, and may go for what they are,, All these concep tions of God havj an imluence, and are notto be ridiculed; but while an imaginative per son may derive some advantage in the direc tion of liappiness from then, the ordinary exigencies of human life require something else. In the great struggle for existence, in the collisions of society, in the ups and d-.vns of practical life; in sickness, in health; in those myriad forms in which human life develops itself; in the practical education which every man is earrying on for himself, he needs a faith in an invisible God a God that is a definite person, clothed with sym pathies that answers to him what his father and mother answer to him in the householi', and that is precisely the God that is set forth in the text. There is a little d ffi.-jlty in forming a con-ption of an invisible G nl.'but we t'oit by transferring through the imagina tion those qualities that are moot admirable to our conception, and in every single jH-rson living the conception of a helpful God springs largely from the mind that forms the con ception. No two minds appreciate the sam? quality alike. Justice is jutice; but to some it puts on an ascetic and stern form, and in others it is tempered by gentleness and sweetness. Love to some men is as dried r.pples are as compared to the luscious fruit that hangs on the .bough. Circumstance and surroundings, too, enter largely into our conception of Deity. To-day the con ception is all light; to-morrow it is all dark. It changes with our circumstances, with the occupations of business, or the bewilderments of pleasure; nnd, as if these difficulties were not enough, the infelicities f human teach ers have heaped up still further trouble, and it is to explain these that mainly 1 have se lected this subject. There has been an un fortunate substitution for a personal Hod of theologic ideas-, which just as effectually take away a true conception of God from the minds of ordinary m-m, as does the Panthe istic doctrines or the atheistic beliefs. 1 shall find it difficult to state this without in wine pense leading to misconstruction, neverthe less I shall not hesitate to state it. The use of symbols has led people into sulstantial idolatry. In every christian congregation there are- multitudes of people that worship Hlols, just as much as it tm-re were a carved ivory Christ, or a silver or stone image, and growing up under the very rib of orthodoxy, there is idolatry prevailing." A NfJAXDAL. ' Kotnanre In Real Life In Rrooklyn now u nur i vuri-airu an i-.any Indlsrrrtlon from her Ilns-Iwnit-A Hranilal in which 11. W. It. had no 1'art. New York Iferald: An action has been brought in the Brooklyn city court, which, if it ever comes to trial, will prove a highly sen sational morsel for the scandal-lovers of that city. The names of the parties are carefully Trithh. ld by munsel for plaintitf and defend ant alike, and yesterday negotiations were pending looking to a satisfactory settlement. The story upon which the action is brought is. in substance, tnat in ls(x, the plaintitf, a respectable married woman, saw an adver tisement in one of the r.ewspapers of New York for a nurse to take charge of a newly born infant. She answered the advertise ment in person, calling at a house in Bond street, between Broadway and the Bowery, this city. There she was shown into a bed room, where an invalid youug girl, absut seventeen years ot age, and a male child a few days old, reposed. The invalid was made known to the nurse as the mother of the baby. There was a man, whom she supposed was the father, and a female attendant present during her visit. The plaintitf observed that the mother had no wedding-ring on her finger. It was fiuallv agreed that the plaintilF should take the in fant and care for it tenderly, for which si e was to bo paid at tho rate of fourteen dollars per month. The first month's wagea we're given in advance. The nurse was paid regu larly for several years, after which all further payments ceased and were never afterward renewetl. Unfortunately she hid failed to ascertain the name of the parents of the little one, and inquiry at tlie Bond street, house failed to throw any light upon the mysterious couple or their whereabouts. The child grew up finely, and is now in his ninth year, his totter mother having proved a kind guardian when he was forsaken by his natural protect ors. But the care and support of the boy was a great drain upon the slender means of the plaintiff, who never relaxed her c-ltorU to learn the fate of the young and seemingly heartless mother. A tew weeks ago the plaintitf was going through Fulton street, Brooklyn, when sud denly she recognized in a woman hastening toward the ferry the female attendant who she met in ISO at the bed-side of the mother- of her ward. The plaintiff accosted the wo man, and, engaging her in conversation for several minutes, ascertained that the mother of the child was married to a wealthy and fashionable gentleman, who was living on Columbia Hights, Brooklyn, moved in the highest circles of society, and was resected and happy. The following morning, after the departure of tlie husband of the lady for whom the nurse was searching, she called and had an interview with her, recognizing the handsome matron at once as the person whose child she had taken care of. unaided, all those long years. The nurse demanded payment for the care of 'the lady's son from May 12, 12 i l, to Jlay rA, ii7t, according to contract, at the rate of fourteen dollars a month, the bill amounting to one thousand and eight dol lars. The time being limited, under the statutes, to six years, shuts out all bey-ond that. The defendant begged her to keep the secret locked within her bosom, and promised fc") call on her the next day with the money. That promise was not kept, but instead of calling on the plaintitf the liuly consulted a lawyer. The plaintiff then gave the case to Counsellor G. W. Niles, who duly caused the summons to be served. The answer set3 forth that the de fendant, during the period mentioned, was a married woman, and if any board was fur nished to a son of the defendant, it must have been by the husband of defendant. That plaintiff received and adopted the alleged son in question, ifhd that he goes by her name and the name of her husband; that the alle gations in a modified sense are not true, and that the defendant was under the age of twenty-one years at the time the transaction took place. The defendant, who is said to be the daughter of a merchant, is the wife of a gentleman connected with one of the largest life insurance companies in the United States, and they are members of a faehionable church on Brooklyn Hights, a church which had been associated with scandals, more or less, within tne past lew years, i ne counsel said vari ous sums of money had been offered the plaintiff as a compromise, but she had refused to accept anything less than the full amount above named. Counsel was satisfied that the case would be settled satisfactorily, and all further publicity would be thereby avoided. 3IonsIenr M ort;uard's Hard Fate. Virginia Enterprise: Meeting our friend Jean Mocquard a day or two since, limping along with his feet incased in a pair of large woolen overshoes, we said, "Hello, Jean, where have you been for the lst month f " "Ah, sare, one situation miserable have de tain me to me house, .ee gout! ze gout! I am crucify all ze zame wis dose two feet "of me. 1 have, liesides, trouble diabolique wis my landlady and my landlord, Madame Dobb and Mistair bobb. It I drink somesing I suffer as do zee people of zt r bad place. S'pose I not drink. Mistair Iobb he give to me fits; s'pose 1 take one drink. Madam Dobb she give to me fits. So you see I am placed between what you cull two fire. "When ze big American holiday arrive Mistair Dobb become extremely elevate wis too numerous whisky punch. I go into me room and make of it one fortification. Dobb he say to me: 'Come out and drink.' I say to him: 'My room is loc'k, is fortify, I no can drink, I am afraid, you see, of Madam Dobb.' Dobb he go away and presently return and project through zee keyhole one straw of zee rye or zee wheat, I don't know, and hello to me in one f mall voice zat I shall suck of zee same. I do so and find what you call one mint of zee juiip at zee outside end oi zee straw. "I have dor.o all I can, I have fortify, but Dobb he invade me, so I suck of zee julip I compromise wiz z-e enemy. Now Madam Dobb she ver ingenious woman. She have perceive zee entertainment from a distance. Presently one more straw project himself into zee keyhole. I suck him, and, by gar! what youziuk? Sait watair, by gar! salt watair. Outside I hear Madam Dobb remark: 'Ho, ho, ho! he, he, he!' "Ah, me friend, zee situation ver distress ful. 1 am constant between two fires Mis taire Dobb and Madam Dobb!" Alexander's Mister. St. Petersburg correspondence San Fran cisco Chronicle: On a little-frequented street, though in the immediate vicinity of tlie Es planade, the Boulevard and Isaac's place, there stan.Jsagloomy-looking building, large, but of a severe style of architecture, and painted in somber colors. This is the Leuch tenlierg palace, a name suggestive of a dark page in the history of the imperial family of Russia. Many of the Chronicle's readers will yet remember the somewhat romantic stray of the marriage of Czar Nicholas's fayoi-it j daughter to a dashing young German officer. The duke cf Lecc'att n' erg was good lookir-g, but comparatively poor aud obscure, and it is said the wayward princess made the first ad vance, and even that the stt rn emperor con sented to the marriage, only to avoiU scandal. At any rate, romance and royalty do not seem to agree well, and tbe union turned out badly. The duchess iired of her former idol, a gay and dashing, but at the same time scholarly and thoroughly honorable German, aa 1 began to form liasions, the most notorious of which was with Count fftrogonoff. After a lif s of mortified Exclusion and constant study the duke d-d, refusing to recognize on .bis death ,bed tbe last two children borne by the prin cess. Immediately after his dc-mise the latter was forced to marry Strogonoff, and was banished from Russia. She took up her abode in Paris, where she diedTt few years ago. The children of this union have been some what undci a cloud, and several lactones pro posed for the very accomplished daughter were broken oil for some unexplained rea iOuB. The o'.de.-t son the young Duke of Leuchtenberg has now joined tho army of the Danube, and may acconipiish something in the field that will place a renewetl luster around his ty rouged father's name, and bridge the guilt that separated him and his sister from the remainder of the fanidy. SA3I VKLs WAKKKX. The Author of Ten Thounaud a Tear ' and (he "Illarj or n Late I'hy alcian"' A It uy and aa Ilou orable Career. New York He Loudon aiu.o in. and jurist, S.;:uii the -ld-t -n born .May "J l. 1 lariii-houe, c i'.l Jl: A e.u.V di,; .. . the Ue.it ii of tne ' Warren, I MM.. -.1 .r -.C.L I. -.-, f r - arren. . . .it an old and w ei I tin ' li(.Kji.--rv i-.i tie parish i l Gp-.-l ji d. 1 !: ir '. North Wales, then in the pos--i i;i ot Lis maternal grand father. On his f.ithei 's :-i ie lie ivpivso-nted a lespettable family i f eouien. long estab lished at Hopton, near I.Jtve-t-.! ty of Suif'olk. Mr. Samuel V mo-d active cut -r. lij jdu.i. , in tne iroun :i:ren ha. I a d lie years vas induced for tiie modioli profession, I to relinquih tliis, and in t.-e-hi; cir.etod 'ini..ir' un' v sitae year lr. T.u , w.tt . don. and the l.Md-ildVH-aJe : among l is riv os in the i ;: cie-ty. Ir. W.;:-.-'ii gtsin-i one oi' v.--o, h for ; es.sitv on tt.e :i.-, -' t ef "A-i. i u; -.'-.' liuin ot ls-7 ! ty. In the ol.op of I.OH .Votiumi, were debating so - v. 1 ,i ries. a 1'i -r w :,u u. i .i.xlc.-ll .Turipradeii-v :-; 1 .e.i.-t : ! both of which v.-.i-, k .:.! e left the I nr -it.ry .-1 L ,.; -. the church. Lut n'.in -h. as to his tu". i v j iw! returned to Lo;i-lj;i, ami self as a stmb-ut of the L ver.iber '!, 1VJT. Iti V.-tober, ye;rs p'lj'il.lge. he b-cume ; aiel in a short ton.' obtain- y th :.--t. Clashes" I. It- tii. n c- t . :n.y t..r !:-.;. :tg i'.--1 mind - - i !: .1 t are.-r, t n iv-i Iom iei lit:.;.!.- N. 1- ll.-i t-i- 1'iive . eci..l j.'ca.l'. r, a goo.I practice and a nunioer oi ;:p;N. t Ki s veiitoeiitli of November, Is.;,', lie was c;ie-d to tlie Kir, and first w lit on t ue northern . liv ut in the spring of l ;.;.s'. O.i t!:-.- t i-ht .i.ily. 1"1, he receive I a sl.ii go,,.i !ro:u I. v 1 i'.iam-el-lor Truro, being ei."-;. . I a l -ii.-hi r c! th- in ner te:np-e iu t;te eiwjing M'- haeli-a.; term. On the sixteenth e; Au -.--.i lv'-, lie received the appaititmc id ot r--. oi-u.-roi I lull, ia wl-.u-h o-itio:i he wou m::ch p-.iblie c oia-.tiendation. His periodie-.i.l addresses to the juries were noted for their terseness ami ability. On February 2i, 1'., Lord Chancel tor Chelms ford appointed him u master of lunacy, an Office ol great public importance. Th.? sal iry was ten thousand dollars a year, with an an nual pension on retirement oi' t ix tnoiisanil dollars. Assisted by tho eev-vau, or assist ant master, at lua duij .....'it und oi duct all inquiries in cases of alleged lunacy; to preside where juries wen; l manded, "to moderate the spi-eclies cf counsel, to go care fully through evidence extendi.tg over eight or ten das s. to rake up ihe transactions! of the whole life of" the alleged lunatic, - igh carefully the nature cf the e Mf r.. nnd then lay it in an intelligible and dig- ..ted form be fore the jury. Grave ir.trest. d pen. led upon the wise-, judicious ami skillful u;-ch irge of these duties. Mr. Warren's profound knowl edge of human- nature, as shown in his writ ings, his long practice at the bar, his early euueation to the medical profession, and,above all, h:s great exjH'i-ience m judicial matter., acquired while re. v.v.er of Hull, wore quali fications whau eminently fitted him for tlie post he occupied. On the second of April. 1S-VJ. he vras elect ed fellow of the Royal society, and ou tho ninth of .5uno, the same yeer, in company with Lord Marauh-v, Mr. "Grot e, M. P., tir fc,dward Lulwer Lytton, !s;r Anhibald Alison and others, he received tho honorary degree of D. C. L., the oceasicu bc-.ng the installa tion of the earl of IvrKy a-- chancellor of the university o'.' Oxtord. He was tho. only qneen'a unse! so iitinuis!e-l :Jt the time. On the tenth of Fcbraarv, ls.V. h.i was re turned to parliament, une-. ;cie-l, for the bor ough of Midhurst, tiuougu the influence of the eat 1 of Kr-,.oui, in succession to Hon. Spencer Watpole, when the latter bc-came M.". P. for Cambridge university. Tij appoint ment of Mr. Warren did j-.Si, i',ls.i facto, va cate his seat, but it w;jjkl seem tiiut - lord. chancellor deeiv.cd that the holder of so im portant a jutlicial oilice ought not to sit ia the house of commons on account of the engross ing nature of the duties he would lie calietl upon to perform. Accordingly, Lord Chelms ford required Mr. Warren to elect between retaining his seat in parliament and accept ing the oliice abovi Earned. After a consid erable interval ot doubt he chose to retain the ojlice, but not until after he had had the opportunity tf bringing forward his well known resolutions "on Ildacation and Chris tianity in India,'"- cf which be had giver, no tice on tho uv.fc day of the session. 1 ' -ruaryrilth he :ip)eaed in tbe house, but only to sfate that he had ber-u compelled to withdraw his resolution by the want of that support cii which he had cal culated and in deference to the earnest representations of Mr. Kinnird, Mr. Spooner and others interested ia the case to which the resolutions i-efcvel. Having made this explanation, to rm.ove the possibility of any misconccjion of his motives in thus giving up his seat, Air. Warren bade Uo Sjteaker and the house a respectful f.uvwell, and his brief carer r m parlia incut was brought to a close. While a -..'ember of I! -j house Mr. Warren showed himself, aiid undoubtedly continued to be, an independent conserva tive, giving a general support to the Earl of Derby, but taking no actual share iu party ' movements,. He spoke, on many important questions, particularly on the conspiracy and murder Liii, in which hu opposed alike most of his own friends md Lord I-clmorston'a government, as one ct tho famous "ninety nine," and when ceasii; ' be a member had on the liufivVi several important bills lor improving the. adtninistraiion'of tUe criminal law ami the laws of military and naval courts martial, and on other subjects. In addition to Lis labors as a chamber counsel and ir. c-ourt, Mr. Wari-ea made many contributions to professional and popular lit erature, most of which are well known in this country. His earliest professional work wiu the "Popular and Practical Introduction to Law Studies," which has long Wen a standard text-book. In 1Sj2 appeared his xuvii.u, . '.i. nil wiu x iuiiMiuiiiu l-u tiers tjt At torneys and Solicitors," origimdly delivered as lectures at the 'Inoorporate.l Law society of IiOndon, ami published at the requisition of the president and council, la lsi:J he pub lished his eiabon-ts ue.tise on the "Parlia mentary Flection Law of the L'nited King dom," ;j;.i in K0 his "Blacksione's Com mentaries Sysleiuatiodly Abridged, with Large Additions," which met r.t once with a very large and rapid sale. The chief of Mr. Samuel Warren's literary -woiks are ev erywhere too vrtll known to require more than a nier; enumeration. Tee "Diary of h Late Physician, "' "Ten Thousand a Year." and "Now anil Then," have been equally popular in England, America, aud on the continent, where they have been translated into most of the existing languages. The first two works were originally p:ib!L-hcd in Wackirood's Magazine, to wiiich periodical he continued to bo a cotitiibutor af articles on general subjects. vS "t..;i Thousand a Year," a distinguished contributor to tho Rerue des lkii Momiet (M. Forguesi recent ly spca.0 ia that journui in the l'oiiowiug; terms, in contrasting, in a tone of remarka ble candor, the character and scope of Mr. Warren's writings and th-e of M. t;a Balzac: "We consider 'Gainsion the real hero cf this mixed drama, -which at cuec resembles Othello and Acs Ptaideursoi Kaciue; the 'Satan' of tliw 'epopula,' which briugs to one's memory at enco 'Paradise Lest' and the 'Lulrin.' Con summate skill, perfect hypocrisy, indomitable energy, unbounded aaiu.tion Liere vou have 'Gammon".' Thia is thrown forth into bold relief, and thus i individualized this re markable character. We dwell much upon it because both as regarding human uature and local circumstances as touching the ttrong-ly-defined lights ami shadows which are yet so harmoniously blended together we have not among all the creations of modem novel ists luund one so exact, so truo, o complete. Let us institute a compr.rloa between 'Gam mon' and that galley i-iavc whose wchderful arntars M. Ivaljjac tukes such uelight in tell ing. The. fantastic apparition will vanish in the presence of the other image, so stronglv conceived and reproduced; th-j sil!v, weak sketch will turn pale by the tide ci' tlie truth ful and substantial painting, Again, how far above M. de Balzac itsea Warren. He troubles notour conscience; h ; su.ikes not eternal principle'.-, nor wholesom i faith. He strips not even the wicked cf all claim to our compassion; and he kuows how, without of fending our just uisoernment. to make us. feel a deep interest in tlie painful expiation of a criminal punished by himself. And nc-v let us boldly put the question, ls.net g: !.,.,., far better thus employed, ami the cause ot nit itself further advancvj, than by an author who considers it hii greatest glory to plaoe some.chiincricj.f crown of light on tbe snu-oth but polluted forehead of a miscra'-o con vict?" ..Among other works of Mr. Warren, that which has attracted raos.t notice jind occa sioned much contrariety of opinion among critics, ia the "Lilly and tbe Bee," a sort of prose poem in honor of the great exhibition. This was published, as may be supposed, in lSrl. Mr. Warren married on the second of July, 1?:1, Eliwi. only child of the lute James Ballengcr, cf Woodford Bridge, Kex, by whom lie had issue a daughter and two sons, one recently crdaiued and a scholar of Wad tiam college, Oxford, and the other a scholar of Magdalen college, Cambridge. 3UX011 TELEUUAHS. New York. Aiigvi.t S: Arrived Steamship Rhein, from Pvreiaen. Indianapolis, August go, 7i ludiannp&hs, 0. Philadelphia, August : Base-ba" Chica- : Ba -ball Hart- lords,'; Athletics, o. Columbus, Ohio, August ": Base-ball B ickeyes, five; St. Louis Browns, one. San Francisco, August 3: Ti e tax-pavers' convention have nominated Ex-Auditor Mon roe Asbury for mayor. Rome, August:: The Tourite annrunc that General Grant will arrive Sunday at Pollanza, 0 1 Lake Maggiore.