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THE APPEAL FPU 1SS2.
In issuing lis pivpectut fyr 1882, the AP PEA It kcut but one promise to make, and that is, a determination to maintain, its character and rank tn the fare-front of American newspaper. The APPEAL is now regarded an one of ihe in siiWums of the South. Its history for tit past forty-one year is the history of the dtvtliromenl of Southern thought, Southern politic, !n,vt.hern in dustry and Southern liltrat-.ire, and its fjwjxi thies and aims will be the same in tlie future. The paper will continue to be tlte constant rtflcz of the mod reliable intelligence obtainable from all pvts of the world. It viU remain inflexibly Dcmorraiiey but its space viU be mainly detoh d to news, ' interest agriculture, trade, emr merer, manufactures, internal improvement, the development of Southern resources amdall branches rf industry. While always on the alert for tlte latest intelligence, it will avoid the mere tnumt ional, and trill never pander to vitiated tastes. The APPEAL is specially devoted to the- interests of lennenee and Memphis, its great commercial em porium, and will use its, best abilities to promote both. It realties thai the future empire of this country Kes in the South and West, and will labor to combine the political and business relations of these two sections m inducing the legislation of Congress for improving the navigation tf tlte Mis sissippi riper and its tributaries. TERMS. Pn.Hu one year $10 00 Weekly 1 00 All communication should be addrersed to OALLAWAY & KEATING, Memphis, Inmestee. MEMPHIS APPEAL ftEDXEMUV, : DECKJLBKR 21, IS81 CIVIL-SERVICE REFORM. Tho oflice-teeking craze in the Unitfd tutes, aas of the most dangerous menace to our institutions, has given additional impor tance to I'm demand for civil-service re form. Tie real obstacles to it are ably net forth in a speech delivered in the UniteU States Senate by Senator Hill, of Georgia, on Wednesday last. Senator Pen dleton bad made an eloquent appeal to the Senator of both political parties to join in effort to purify the civil service. Senator Dawes, in repl;', took the position that the present laws weru ample to secure everything which the most enthusiastic reformer could desire. In reply Seuator Hill said: Inmy .'nrlirmcnt the difficulty is not in the want f leKtslaiion, and therefore it li difficult to show tlit the remedy should be applied by lrgixlullon. One more difficulty is, that whilo everybody is yrealiing very ernoUy on civil-service refoim nobody is prnotioisg It; and it docs not seem to make any dilTereme to tho people whethet their representatives are practicing it or not. W'h le the country was weeping over the tragic end ol th late President, a tederal judge was soiling his ermine by indicting a letter to the succenor of tnut President, one who, by reason of toe ut.rrnpt Hvil service coniplaiued ot, had succeu.iid to voice, appeallnx to him to make applutnur ts for lha purpose (in the choice language of that Judge) "of cementing onr coalition" in Viririiii to con trol the sta.e tlejtion. What we that coa lition? It wks to secure to Republicans the offices of the Htate. The Senator from Ohio had mid that much, but had not told the country thai the President to whom that letter wan ad dressed, while yet the mourning sobs ol the peo - pie were echoing around him, sat dowu and made the very appointment which that indite had des ignated as "cementing our coalition," acd then, perhaps with the same luk, had written a homily J ..1,-il.win.tAA p.. form t.. ha Ititmil tirwi ill h J & meraogeto Jongreas. This was the way we were pnu tiring civil-service reform. Was the President to oe blamtta lor inisr riaa ne not me ngni 10 assume that everybody in this country who talked about civil wrvi' reform was merely playing with the people? Were there not cores of men now ' present iu the Senate who had beard read from tout very desk ot Uie Clerk communications from a former Secretary o' the Treasury and a former President oj the United Suites insulting upon removal fiom tho New York customhouse of thi muu who was now that Pres ident, upon the ground that ho had made It headquarters of a political party, and that bis re moval was necessary to secure honest administra tion of public ollii e? Yet thar, very man who was removed from the customhouse on the ground that honest administration of his office required his removal, was Uie mau who was nominated for the next highest since in tne gutot tne people; and tlte men by whom thosecoiumunications were sent to the Heuate took the stump for his election. This wks civil-service retorm as practiced by the . leaders ol the Kepublican party. Alia wuy siiouia not such things be done? Does not everybody know that evory man, high or low, black or white, who was rnsrgud with connection with the return. rig-board frauds of 1876 re ceived office Irom the Administration which obtained the Presidency by virtue of those irauds? Had not meraers now before him heard win eases testify Milder oath in relation to that matter tnai tncy naa purposely cnmmiiiea penury for the sake of ohtalnltig office? The Senator from Maa-hiiolt (Mr. Dawes) uttered one tf rest truth wli,;n he s tid the trouble In all this was with the people. If the people would visit their condemna tion upon the political party, or members of that . party, that thus disgraced and debauched the civu aervic. the abuses would soon cesaa. This is a severe commentary on the hypo critical cant about civil-service reform. Arthur was removed from the enptombouso of New York by poor little Jfayes, in the in ' terest of civil-servioe reform, and now he is President of the United States. Hayes prac ticed his reform by appointing to office the thieves and perjurers who had stolen the Presidency for him. The Republicans resort to every subterfuge to carry elections. , Cam , paign contributions are accepted from such men as Dorsey, of Star-route infamy, and are levied upon thousands of officehold ers. ' Attorneys-general and other high court officials indirectly owe their elevation to place and power to these men, and are so identified and interwoven with them that tested in robLing the nation, and it comes to prosecuting them, the legal arm of the Government is paral yzed, and the rascals go acot free. The Re publican party holds power by means of money, bribery, and, finally Repudiation. The civil service is reformed by requiring Vir ginia officials' to espouse the despicable doctrine of repudiation. What is reform in one State is their abhorrence in another. In one State repudiation is abhorred, in an other it is advocated. In Massachusetts the man who cannot read and write is disfran chised,while the voters of that State advocated the enfranchisement of the negroes in the South who could neither read nor wril. TLe "Republicans deflated Hancock, because they feared he would be influenced by the rebels and repudiatorf, of the South. Now the make Mahone their leader because be is a wptidiator, and propose to take Loogstreet, the rebel, into the Cabinet. There can be no civil-service rcform while such a party is in ,; power. JCSTICE TO ARTHUR. ' There is p.o accounting for taatj it is not therefore surprising that the two moat ccmmandable features in President Ar- ' thur'a mtioage should be severely criticised. I He ha been condemned because he ex- pressed an opinion in his message regarding the persecution ot Jewa in Russia, and recommended the passage of a law for the ex termination of 'Mormonism. Indeed, the President ia accused of an effort It shield one religions sect from persecution, nnd rec emuiending the persecution of another. But there is no inconsistency in the President's petition, and he deserves the thanks of the . American people for his suggestions on these I i J two subjects. The court organ of the Russian Cxar is very angry at the comments of the ; President in regard to the treatment which the Jews receive in theOtr'a dominions. - It says he has no businen to meddle with Russian affairs, which he does not under stand, and asks why he did not allude tn ' British outrages in Ireland. The St. Peters burg paper has learned of the fact that Mr. Arthur is the son of an Irishman, and takes this method of giving him a dig in the ribs. An armed neutrality in the trouble that environ foreign nations is the general policy of the American Government, but it is no crime for the President of the United States to express sympathy for the oppressed of other nations. In such an expression he simply echoes the voice of the American people.- The persecution of the Jews iu Russia and Germany should receive the con demnation of every nation which advocates and practices religious freedom, for the destruction of one sect by the strong arm of power endangers the liberty ol all others. It is said that occasional wars are necessary to the life and vigor of nations that they are necessary to get rid of the sur plus enthusiasm of the masses and that na tions will become as impure as a stagnant . pool of w ater nnleaa stirred sometime by war. History shows as well as the teach? lugs ot statesmanship that nations need the thunder and lightnings of war as well as the sunshine and dews uf peace aomethiug to break the monotony of life, to awaken the (slumbering energies, and to bring out the - greatness and power of the nation. The American people have had enough of war for the nineteenth century. But we predict that the next war ic which our people engage will be for religious freedom not for creeds and aects, but for the froedom of all. The perse cution of the Jew is a disgrace to our civ ilitation. A petition ha recently been signed by two hundred and fifty thousand name, and presented to the German government, asking for tie curtailment of the right of the Jew as citizens because of their re ligious faith, and at the same time the Jew are persecuted and mobbed, outraged an3 , robbed in Russia. The cruelty in Germany is more orderly, bat not lest deep and earnest in it attempt to discomfit the Jewish people. The petition referred to embrace not only the name ol the poorer people, but also the same of persona who it is impossible to be liuve are moved by a barren race prejudice, being scholar and high dignUarit of the tat. It i impossible, here is America, to Comprehend tti movement, for the tmcu- tion Of the Jew in this country has been confined solely to hotel-keepers. . But in Europe, if the Jews foil to make a living, his Christian aeighbors rejoice at his starva tion, and if he makes money, they turn out and mob and rob him, and he is compelled to leave all to save his lile. And there persecu tions exist in Ihcee Java of univerasl civiliza tion. The situation is full of gravity. There is impending in Europe a crisis of the most serious character. Thanks to President Ar thur for expressing sympathy for any people persecuted on account of their religion, and especially thanks for his effort to extermin ate a sect which makes lust and a debauchery of women tie foundation of its creed. Our institutions tolerate the target religious lib erty, l'eop.'e are allowed to worship the sun, the moon, frogs, snakes and bulls. But they do not tolerate that religion which murders a I resident or impose the commis sion of crime contrary to the moral and civil law. As the Tribune, published at Salt Lake, says, they oppose the Mormons be cause "their purpose is to overthrow a repub lican form of government in the United Slates. They teach their deluded followers disobedience to the laws. By the articles of their faith they are not and never can be good Americans, because a man cannot be long to the Mormon church and at the same time give honest fealty to the United States. The Mormons are in the toils of a supersti tion which makes theu an exclusive people, and which but for the mines in this region would make it impossible for an American citizen to live here. They are forever an tagonistic to every man who is not of their faith, as is instanced by the preaching of their leaders, threatening eternal punishment on any Mormon who might sell a bit of real estate to a Gentile. They prostitute the bal lot, and rife it but as a machine to carry out the edicts of , their leaders. Afore, deriding the laws, they give it into the bands of minors and aliens. They are the enemies of free schools and of free institutions. They keep the masses of their own faith in abject ignor ance and poverty, and keep them, so robbed that any hope of advancement is vain. Though in their church organ they announce that polygamy is not even a tenet of their faith, they bulldoze hundreds of women an nually into stiomitting to it, threatening them with perdition if they do not, through thin atrocity, sacrifice or smother the holiest inr.tincts of womanhood. They are destroy ing home in every sacred sense of the word, and are filling the land with children who will grow np incapable of judging between right and wrong. They are extending their sway ' by the importation of alaves and by the corrupt use of a mighty fund wrung from the poor through the terrors of a brutal superstition." This is a fearful indictment of Mormonism, showing as it does that its creed rests npon a foundation which makes the debasement of women, the slavery of men and the annihilation of all that is sacred in home. Arthur deserves the praise of the American people for recommending that the strong arm of the law be enforced against these canting outlaws. But will Con- y greas aclT It has Dten a quarter Ol a century since the Republican party began its warfare upon the "twin relic of slavery." Though they have had absolute control of the Gov ernment they have done nothing to exter minate the eviL It is time something should be done, as Mormonism is rapidly increasing. The public debt is a public burden that should be paid off as fast as is consistent with the ability of the people. The yearly inter si on it, irom three to lour per cent, is a tax as grevious as any collected by the Inter nal Revenue Buresa or the customhouses. Besides, the existence pf a boodholding class is aot consistent with the genins of our inati tut'ons, and the money released by the re demption of the bonds is sore to find its way into new enterprises promotive of the best interests of the people, and beneficial to the wbole country. Congress, in preparing its appropriation bill, should provide for at least a hundred million dollar a year to be ap plied to the payment of the national debt. It cannot be paid too soon. Under existing laws, when a steamboat captain receives his license he is made to pay $10 for it; a pilot is made to pay $10; a first engineer is made to pay $10; a mate, $5; and a second engineer, $5. A new li cense is required, and $10 to $5 exacted for it every year. In other words, qualified steamboat officers are charged $10 and $5 year for the privilege of following an honest and necessary vocation. . Such a law is u ad just ; if for no other reason, because it dis criminates against a class. If steamboaU men are to be taxe d, why not boatbnilders, boilermakers and painters? ... ., 1 . ,-. m m muinr prosperous - air. Her outstanding bonds amount to the insig nificant mm of $180,394, to meet which.' the State has in money and bank and turnpike stock estimated resource of $708,133. The State tax 'amounts to but forty-five cents on the hundred dollars, of which twenty cents goes to the nhool fund, five cent to the sinking fund, leaving only twenty cent ot what is termed revenue proper for the support and expenses of the State Govern ment for all purposes whatsoever. . Claba Bell advises her suiters, if. they yearn to be beautiful, to pot their mind on embellishments which may properly come nnder the gaze of m-n, and not spend their money in silk chemis'.a covered with lace even for i tight wear, and for day use cut very low in th neck, and for drawers of moire atin or iurab, fastened by shirred ribbons, lace stocking embroidered with silk, or tiny perfumed garters of plmli or satin, or any of that sort of fol-de-rol. ; Thb Irving Hall Democracy of New York have held a meeting, and resolved to keep up their organization. In view of the poor figure cut. by them during the late election tbe fight being between Tammany and the county .Democracy, the Kansai City Times think it ' would be the part of wisdom to abimdon tbeir organization, and thus make one faction less to contribute to the defeat of the Democratic party, whenever national issues are -t stake. ' "s The spinners of Fall River and Lowell, Massachusetts', are preparing to demand an increase of ten per cent, in wage) which, of course, means more strikes and lock-out. Meanwhile - the cotton factory labor of the South is satisfied, work goes on without interruption, and the factories are earning from fourteen to twenty-five per cent, profit lor the stockholder. Tun demand that thirty-three millions of dollars sha'l be spent in ridiculous experiments on the Mississippi river is the cry of spoilsmen . They are Dot authorized to become the protectors of Mosis-ippl river, and steal according to the sue of the atream. Ciioli Commercial. This is poppycock, and will not frighten the people of the Mississippi Valley ,who demand that the Federal Government shall do for the great river what it ha done for the lakes and the ocean coasts and islands. The Philadelphia Press ha lent it col umns to what everyone who knows Mr. Jefferson Davis must believe to be a slander, and to be as much an injustice to General Joe Johnston, who is reported to be respon sible for it, a to Mr. Davis himself. We do not believe the story, and we cannot believe that General Johnston had anything to do with it publication. If there is no mistake about that steam boatmen's license fund of $600,000 locked np in the Treasury vaults, the St, Louis Re publican believe there is reasonable cer tainty that the petition for its appropriation to construct a refuge for infirm and superan nuated boatmen will get favorable consider ation from Congress. There ought to be a society for the pre vention of cruelty to animals in Louit,-vilIea Under the auspices of the National Game Breeders' Association cock-fighting h.a be come a mania there, and of course the more brutal part of the population is revelling. The Philadelphia Times says that "Ma hone's success was the success of dishonesty; a dishonor and a wrong to the South. It ha been an encouragement only to dishonest people and adventurer, and these are, in a great measure, the kind we are bearing from." Thikk will be two war lobbies at Wash ington this session, with mammoth specula tions behind them. One., want a war with Chili, the other with Mexico. It is a ques tion of guano and silver mine. The New York Sun note an unusual mor tality report, and concludes that there were never before so many people in New York to fall sick and die as there are at the preeent Um.nd a there will be the cold eaon tfcroagh. ROUTINE BUSINESS Only Occupied the Tim and Attention of the Grave Senators Yesterday The Franking- Privilege Conferred Upon Jfr. Garfield The Usual Quota of Bills Introduced and Referred. Washington, December 20. Senate. Senator Ingalls, from the Committee on In dian Affairs, reported favorably the bill for the sale of the land of the Miama Indians, in Kansas. Placed on the calendar.- Senator Johnston, from the Committee on Claims, reported adversely the bill to author ize the President to make the necessary ar rangements to carry into effect any conven tion between the United States and Nicara gua for the adjustment of claims which may be concluded between the two governments. Indefinitely postponed. Senator Anthony, from the Committee on Printing, reported that the responsibility for the delay in the publication of the agricul tural reports is not chargeable to the public printer; that that officer had been unable, un der the statute, to make a contract for print ing lithocaustic engravings until July 1st, when the appropriation became available; that the96 could not be completed in lees than eight months, and that the work had been suspended by more important Govern ment printing. Senator Pendleton, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported adversely the bill authorizing Lieutenant-Commander Charles D. Sigsbee, United States Navy, to accept a decoration from the Emperor of Germany. Indefinitely postponed. Senator Butler offered a resolution in structing the Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment to inquire into the advisabil ty and propriety of provi 'ing by law for the ornpersation of United States District Attor neys, Assistant District Attorneys, United States Marshals, Deputy Marshals, Collectors of Curtoms, Collectors of Internal Revenue, Djputy Collector, and United States Com missioners, by paying them fixed salaries, to be regulated and graded as near as may be by the service rendered and responsibilities imposed, and that said committee have leave to report by bill or otherwise. Adopted. The House resolution for an adjournment from to-morrow nntil January 5th was adopted ayes, 47; nays, 15. ' - At the expiration of the morning hour the Senate resumed the co sideration of Sen ator Hoar's resolution for a committee on women suffrage, and Senator Morgan ad dressed the' Senate. At the conclusion of his remarks the resolution was laid aside in formally. - The chair announced his signature to the enrolled bill giving the franking privilege to Mrs. Garfield. ' Senator Blair introduced a bill to protect pension money from attachment and levy cr seizure by process of law, and the amount of same money when invested in homesteads. Referred. The following bill was introduced by Sena tor Rollins: Sar-rion 1. Hereafter Collectors of Internal Rev enue shall be appointed for the term of four years. Sec. 2. The commissions of all Collectors of in ternal Revenue whe shall have served four years or more on the W'lh of June, 188 shall ou aud with that date expire, provided they shall hold after that date until their successors are qualiflei. After a short executive session the Senate adjourned till to morrow. FEASr OF THE rstEfsESTATIOX OF JHAKY IS 1UE TCnrLE. X. RVAN. 1 The Priests stood waiting in the Holy place impatient ot actay ; (Isaiah had bee a read) When sudden up the aisle there came a face Like a lost-sun's ray; And the child was led By Joachim and Anna. Rays of erace 8hown all about the child Simeon l.ked on and bowed his aged head, . Looted on the child and smiled. Low were tbe words ot Joachim:- He spake In a tremulous way , As if he were afraid, i Or as if his heart were just about to break ' Aud knew not what to say : And low he bowed his head ' Whita Anna wept the whiter he. sobbinir, said. " Priests of the Holy Temple will you take i -Into your care, our child?" And Simeon, listening prayed, and strausely -.. smiled. -.: - A silence, for a moment fell on all ; , They eared tn mine surprise. Not knowing what to say: Till Simeon spake: "Child! bast thou Heaven's call?" And the child's wondrous eyes, (Kacb look a lost-sun's ray) Turned toward the far mysterious wall (Illd tbe veil of the Temole swav?i They looked Irom the curtain to the little child Sinteou seemed to pray and strangely smiled. "Yes! Heaven tent me here. Priests! let me in! (And the voice was sweet and low) 'Was it a dream by night?' A voice did cat) me from this world of tin . A Spirit-voice I know An Angel pare and bright, Leave Father, Mother 'said the Voice 'and . win' (I see my Angel now) ' The crown ol a Virgin's vow:' I am three summers eld a little child." And Simeon seemed to pray the while be smiled. 'Teal noly Priests Our Father" God isgreit And all his mercies sweet; His Anrel bade me come Cjm thro' the temple's beiuiif ul gate. He-led my heart and feet i To Ms, my holy home. ; He said to me: 'Three years your God will wait, . Your heart to erect and meet' s ' I am three summers old . ; . , (1 see my arwel now) Brighter bis wings than gold He knowctk of mv vow." The Priests, in awo, came closer to the child. Hue Wore an angel look ana mmeon smiled. Til y no i J- ATpT, Simeon placed his hand . tin tne lair. Dure nejul. The sun had set and it was growing dark; Th robed Priests did stand Area id the chi d.-lie said: "Unto am, Fnvsts, tuid all be Levite! hark! , . 'UilscliUd is uod's own gilt, Vet us our voices lift ' n holy praise." They gsaed upon the child n wonderment, and dimeon prayed and Bmlled. And Joachim and Anna went their way; . ine utuo cntia sne snea -The tenderest human tears. The Priests and Levites lingered still to pray; auu aimeou saia: '-We teach the latter vears The Night is passing 'foie the euming Day (Isaiah had been read) Of our redemption" and some way the child won au tnoir hearts, mmeon prayeo ana smiled. That night the Temple's child knelt down to pray inineuuimirioi uittliie; . She nrai ed for vou and me. Why did the Temple's mystic curtain sway? iny aia me snsaows smiie r The child of Love's dec.re Had come at last; and 'neath the night-stars' aleain The aged Simeon did see In dream ' '1 he niyatrrr ot the Child. And in bis sleep he murmured prayer and muea. And twelve years after up the very aisle V uere oiiueuu uwi umieu Toon her fair. Dura face: She cam again with a Mother's smile, ana in nerarms a cniia The very God of crace. And Simeon took the in'ant from her breast, null iu giau tones ana strong ' He sans his alorious sons Of Faith and Hope and everlasting Rest. Sea Rest, Biloxi, Miss., November 21, 1881. . BOOKS AK1 BOOKMEN. Mr. Robert Browning has a new volume of Dramatic Idyls in hand. It will be ready early in the year. Some heretofore unpublished writings cf the author of Hudibra are printed in the first number of The Bibliographer. Prof. Vennnr issues his almanac for 1882, written expressly for the United States, through the United State News company. The regular edition of the SL Hicholas in England ia now 8000 copies. Ten thousand copies of the Christmas number are being old there. The great German dictionary, begun by the brothers 'Grimm, is advanciug slowly. Prof. Lexer, of Wurzburg, is engaged upon the letter N. Harper's Magazine announce! for the Feb ruary issue Mr. G. P. Lathrop's article on Philadelphia, "with portraits of eminent Philadelphians aud other illustrations." Charles Reemeliu's Critical Review of Amer ican Polities, issued by the Trubnera in Lon don, was originally published and copy righted by Robert Clarke & Co., of Chicago. Progress, Colonel Forney's weekly journal, announce that it "will be continued, so far a those on whom the task falls are eqnal to it, substantially in the course laid. down by it founder." - Mr. Aldrich ia fortunate in the popularity of his stories in foreign lands; they have been printed in the French, German, Danish, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Rus sian languages. Mr. Brander Matthews' trench Dramatists of the Nineteenth Century is, we are glad to see, receiving favorable notice in the English re views. It i easily the best, for it is the only bock of its kind and scope in the English language. The Critic this week contains, among other things, a poem by Stedman, and a critical sketch, by K. H. Stoddard, of Mrs. France Hodgson Buroett, accompanied by the only portrait of the popular novelist that has ever been engraved. Prof. Ebers has just completed a new ro mance. He ha not taken his subject this time from Egypt or the ancient world, but from the stirring history of the Nethcrlauds in the seventeenth century. Messrs. Mac millan & Co. will publish an Euglish trans lation. , The first number of Hibernia, a new Irish publication, is announced to appear in Dub lin at Christmas. The first number will con tain some unpublished speeches by Edmund Burke, delivered at the meetings of a debat ing society in Dublin to which he belonged in 1747. The December number of the Nineteenth Century will contain an article by the Rev. Dr. Hermann Adler on "Recent Phases of Judav phobia." It will deal with Prof. Goldwin Smith's view of the Jewish question, and with the present deplorable condition of the Jew of Russia, . . The learned work of Dr. Bath on The Religious of India form the twenty-fourth volume of the English and Foreign Philo sophical Library. It give an outline his tory of the rise and career of the Vedic re ligious, of Brahminism, Buddhism, Jainism, and the various Hindoo sect. - A volume of Genealogical Soles, by 8. V. Talcott, of Albany, ia now in press. It will be issued as soon as enough subscribers are secured. It contain records, family name lists, translation of name, birth and mar riage, oopiea from church registers and gravestone relating to a long series of New York and New Engl aud families. A monograph on The Dial, th magazine edited by Emerson, Ripley and Margaret Fuller forty -years sgo, is now in course of preparation by Mr. G. W. Cooke, the recent biographer of Emerson.. The Dill has be come exceedingly rare and expensive. Of the sixteen numbers which were published Nos. V and XIV have long been almost un attainable. The minor miseries of authors are treated by William Shepard in a book announced by G. P. Putnam' Sons nnder the title, Authors and Authonhip. It treats of the pro fession of literature, its struggles, tempta tions, drawbacks, and advantages; tbe rela tions of authors, editors, and publishers; the reasons for the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts, etc. "Who will explain to us," asks the Ad vance, "the open secret of the fact that Mar tin Farqohar Tupper should be almost the most widely-sold poet of his time? A mil lion and a half copies, it is stated, of his Proverbial PhUosonhu have already been sold. i and a' new and sumptuous edition of it is announced by one ot tho leading tnglish publishing houses. Mr. D. Clinton Peters, the arti-t in TuUi Frutti, published by George W. Harlan, New York, is only sixteen years old. Mr. Harlan now offers three cash prizes, aggregating $400, for the three best colorings of one or more pictures in this book. Tbe prizes are to be awarded in March, 1SS2. The well known artists, Louis C. Ttflany, John La Farge and Klibu Vedder, will form the jury of award. Mr. Joseph Hatton continues his articles on English, journalism in the January num ber of Harper's. Among the journals de scribed is Ll'iyoVs Kempaprr, which has a cir culation of 012,902 copies. The founder is still at ils head, "a hale, hearty, middle aged, ftorid-conjplexioued, white-haired gen tleman." The office of Mr. Lloyd is the room in which Richardson wrote Pamela and where Oliver Goldsmith worked as his "reader." An album of drawings made by Alfred De Musset duriug his journey to Italy with George Sand, and .containing graphic sketches of himself, Stendhal and George Sand, at Venice and elsewhere, has just been sold in Paris. With it were sold firot drafts of some of . Do Muaeet's best known poems (Xupe el les Lecres, for instance, and the translation of the Horace to Lydia ode. The nearest surviving relatives of the poet were bitterly opposed to the sale. Harper & Bros, have now ready a two volume book on tbe Mendelssohn family, in which the great composer in the principal figure. The book is full of new letters and new characters. The father of this interest ing family is the writer of the brightest and wittiest letters ever published. .They abound in humor, shrewdness and amusing gossip of London and Paris. The book is a transla tion from Sebastin Hensel'a work, and is il lustrated with eight portraits from drawings by Wilhelm Hensel. Among the Boston announcements for this month are an Index, of Hawthorne, by Koesiter Johnson, a book which will be issued both as a duodecimo and as a Little Classic; and As pects of Poetry, by Principal Sharp; The Ait Life of William Reminer, by Truman H. Bart lett, with a portrait and thirty-one helio types; Eiizabtth Bryant Johnston's Original Portraits of Washington, which will contain sixty likenesses of Pater Patriie; Down the Bayou, by Mary Ashley Town?end, and An Account of the GretkPiay at Harvard, by Henry Norman. Trubner & Co., London, is the agent for two little books, printed by the American Presbyterian Mission Press, at Shanghai, which take np subjects new to Americans. One is Mr. Thomas Ferguson's Chinese Chro nology and Cycl's, and deals with the assump tion among the educated Chinese that China far surpasses all other nations in historical antiquity. Mr. Fergtisson aims to bring about a critical and correct appreciation of Chinese antiquity and civilization. The other book is Dr. E. Brelschncider's Early European Researches into the Flora of China,lor preparing which he has had special advan tages as the physician of the Russian Lega tion at "tkinj. Mr. Joseph Anderson, the deeper of the National Museum of Antiquaries of Scot land, has just published, through David Donglas, Edinburgh, the Rhini Lectures on Archeology for 1880. It makes his second series ol hie Scotlani i .ar!y Utmhan Times. The first series was devoted strictly to eccle siastical remains and relics. The second continues the same subject, but includes de scriptions ot objects which are not strictly ecclesiastical in origin or in use, though be longing to the same class of associations. His aim has not been to exhaust the subject, but "to present, in a popular form, a general statement of the aspects in which the early Christian art of Scotland may be regarded by the archaeologist seeking to utilize those rem nants ot ancient culture which disclose the existence of a Celtic school of decorative art and claim for themselves a place in the his tory of art." The Jannary issue of The Century will be delayed until the 23d of this month. One of its novel features is to be a frontispiece printed in tint a portrait of Ex-President Thiers, accompanying an article by the Hon. Elihu B. Washburne, our former Minister to France. A full-page portrait of Queen Margaret, of ' Italy, is given in connection with an article on the making Burano lace, for which the Princess Louise, of England, has made a sketch. The number also has aaother portrait of President Garfield (from aoartotype of Edward Bierstadt,Nework), which will accompany an anecdote paper by Colonel A. F. Rockwell, entitled "From Mentor to Elberon." The immediate friends of the late President regard this portrait as giving a somewhat different phase of tbe late President's character from that presented by the engraving by Cole in the December Cen tury, and as revealing his affectionate quali ties, w hi leJLhe J utter was especial! y stroti" on iicuumi Biuc ui ins Ddtuir, f nc orro- type is also interesting as being the portrait Mrs. uarneia selected to send to (jueen Victoria. FATQElt MAGEVNEY. He Bid mm Unexpected and Affecting; Farewell to tit. Xavler. Cincinnati Commercial. Falher , Magevney, the eloquent Jesuit priest, who has been preaching a course f sermons at St. Xavier Church, delivered the thirteenth last evening on "Chrint in tl e Poor Man." These discourses have attracted immense, hearings every Sunday nigh', ard as printed in the Commercial have had a wide reading. Last evening the good priest wt even more than usually earnest and effect ive. At the close he said in Bubetance: "And now,good-bye. I part with you with regret, for I love you. I have had other au diences, but none so near to my heart. Here I preached my first sermon, said and sung my first mass. I owe yon more than I owe anybody or anything my gratitude. That I am fuily able to pay for it is sincere and true in mv heart. I will talk to vou no more. I am called away, and some other will take my place, but wherever 1 may be I will love you; I will pray for you. I do not ask your love, individually or collectively, but I ask your prayers. With their aid I shall be ab'e to practice what I preach; I shall win God's love. I bid you good-bye." The announcement was a surprise to nearly every one in the densely crowded church, and there was a perceptible sensation, while not a few tears c ;uld be seen. It is whis pered, though the discipline of the Society of Jesus, whose vows are "Chrrity, Poverty and Obedience," is as a rula as silent as it is per fect, that the eloquent faiher is needed in the East, whither he goes for the winter; while another view is that his mperiora fear that he will be overwork? d between teaching in the college and preaching, and have tem porarily assigned him to duties permitting comparative rest. In any event he will be parted with regret by all who have ever come in contact with him, as eilber clergy man or gentleman. It is underst -. 1 that his absence will not be prolonged beyond a few months. Besnlt ar Prohibition. Boston Herald. Does prohibition prohibit? Statistics say no. For instance, we had a prohibitory law in Massachusetts from 1870 to 1S74, Inclu sive, and the number of convictions for drunkenness waa as follows: In 1870, 19,328; in 1871, 20,581; in 1872, 23,889; in 1873, 24,106; in 1874, 22,943; in 1870, 24,190. In 1876 the present license law was passf d, and for four years the convictions for drunk eness were as follows: In 1876, 49,584: in 1877, 18,898; in 1878, 17.5S1, and in 1879, 17,570. We understand that figures do not always tell the truth, but there cauoot be much doubt that in this case they are sub stantially accurate. Prohibition, ao far as it is enforced, simply drives out the use of mild and bulky beverages, and drives the liquor traffic into secret places. The effect is more drunkenness and worse results on account of the deterioration ot the quality of liquors consumed. Therefore, tho friends of tem perance should vote for license, ' Attempt at Kaps. Hannibal, Mo., December 20. -George Mills attempted to commit a rape on Mrs. A. Fink on the highway in Hannibal. He pre sented a revolver at the lady, who grasped it, aud a sticflte ensued, during which the re volver was discharged, the ball taking off part of one of Mrs. Fink's fingers. Mrs. Fink's screams frightened the ruffian, who ran off. On arriving home she told her hus band of the outrage. Fifteen men were soon in search of Mills, and found him at the house of his father. Mills refused to come out, and fired at the pos e, who thereupon broke down the door and disarmed and over powered Mills with difficulty. The captors saved Mills from lynching, but he was finally handed over to the authorities. Mills is a hard case, Wllbor'g Compound or Pure Cod-Liver Oil and Lime. The advantage of this compound over the plain oil is that the nauseating taste of the oil is entirely removed, and the whole ren dered palatable. The offensive taste of the oil has long acted as a great objection to its nse; but in this form the trouble is obviajed. A host of certificates might be given here to testify to the excellence and success of Wil bor's Cod-Liver Oil and Lime; but the fact that it is regularly prescribed by the medical faculty is sufficient. For sale by A, B. Wil bor, chemist, Boston, and by all druggist. t'alwnel Formey Will Probate. Admitted Philadelphia, December 20. The will of the late Colonel Forney waa admitted to probate to-day. There were no public bs queals. The executors were instructed to endeavor to secure the repayment from the United States of moneys paid by Colo nel Forney while Secretary of the Senate on account of the defalcation of one ot his sub ordinate. The awouut is about $49,000, A GREAT SWINDLE. Tbe Pcrnvlaa Company Exposed Hurl bnl's Last Blunder, which May " Prove a Serious Affair. Pern's Troubles The Interior Broken l'p into Local Factions Chili ' Bent Upon Conquest. Pakama, December 10. The latest reports from Lima represent the whole interior of the country aa broken up into local factions or political parties. Montero has not reached Lima, but continues to exercise unlimited authority on his own account in Ca jam area. In the south various encounters have taken place between political factions in which the Pierolistn were generally vanquished. Meantime the Chilians can do nothing to se cure peace, and are apparently bent upon the complete conquest of the country. MORE COMPLICATED. A Lima correspondent, nnder date of No vember 16th, says: "The rumors as to the visit of the Alaska, which were rife last week, but which no one credited, proved to have been founded on fact. She called at Mallard's and landed a brother of Uaran Calderon, who is said to have been the bearer of funds and instructions for the leader of the revolution against Pieroia. There seems to be truth in this statement, since directly after his arrival at that city the troops were marched in the direction of Ayacucbo, the headquarters of Pieroia and his friends, and at present the capital of Peru, in the eyes of his followers, and of all European diplo mats, who have never ceased to recognize him as the head of the republic What people will say in tbe United States, when they le: rn that one of their war vessels has been used to assist a party in a civil strife can readily be imagined. The sujierior offi cers of the fleet are not at all satisfied at this duty given tho Alaska by Minister Hurlbut. Had it not been for their remonstrances tbe act would have borne a yet more serious character." " The Peruvian side or ike Affair. Washisqton, D.cember 0. The Peru vian minister, J. F. Elmore, makes a state ment with referenc to the "Cocbet and Lan dreau claims" against the government of Peru. Elmore characterizes as entirely without foundation the statements made in a number of newspapers to the effect; that President Calderon admitted the justfee of the Cochet and Landreau claims (amounting' in the aggregate to $1,000,000,000), and that on the day he was arrested by tbe Chilian authorities he intended to sign a formal acknowledgment of this national indebted ness. Elmore adds: "I know that even if the claims of the so-called Peruvian com pany were for $1,000,000, instead of $1,000, 000,000, he would never have recognised them (even supposing their validity) nntil he was authorized to do so by tbe Peruvian Congress. The Chilian-Peruvian conflict is already of iUtlf sufficiently compli cated without the necessity of making its solution more difficult by capricious inter pretations of various writers, and by sensa tional rumors to serve parsonal or political purposes. The solution of the South Ameri can vrfl i. in )ia tianda nf ttiA TTnilrl 1 States and the American people, and the world will be convinced that the influence o! the United States Government and their representatives in power has been exercised in a spirit of absolute impartiality, justice and honor." Elmore has a telegram from the Peruvian Minister at Paris, stating that the resignation of Ex-Dictator Pieroia has been confirmed, and Vice-President Montero recognised by the whole of Peru. Pieroia himself has come to Lima and i-t residing there a a private individual. . Tbe Peruvian I'smpasy Exposed A ureaa aatBaie, In spite of the precautions to keep secret the prospectus ot the reruvian company, and the representations which it is making, and efforts which it is putting forth to secure in tervention on the part of the United States against CLili, it is now possible to make known the main points from the official pa pers of the company. It is a corporation composed of American capitalists, lobbyists and politicians of great prominence. . Its prospectus states that it is incorporated ' un der the laws of the United States, but as one of the extraordinary means ftaken to keep the character of the charter from the public the particular Mate is not Known. Lais com pany is claimed to be sole owner of a claim against reru, arising out ol the right to de- pjsit guano and saltpeter, which claim has been recognized by reru, amounting to 9UU, 000,000, a claim which the prospectus rightfully describes as perhaps the largest of the kind .in the history of the world. The exposure of the scheme causes great talk here. The South American legation have been especially stirred np. It is the general impression outside that, taken in connection with the tellers of the State Department and Hurlbut and Kilpatrick and the actions of those ministers, it furnishes an exceedingly strong presumption that our South American diplomacy is just at present fully prostituted to immense jobbery. The following descrip tion of the securities of this company, taken from its circulars, completes the outlines of tbe unparalleled job: Private Draft Memorandum Return to Jacob R. Shepard, No. 10 dpruce street, Kew York. The reruviaa uompauy simung-r una aenp. I. All rerognized creditors are to be in vited to surrender their claims to the com- rianv by as"enmcnt, to receive in exchansre ne compauya viuarag -tiuu rcrtji rox rar face of claim, including accrued interest to date of exchange, this scrip to bear interest at four per cent, until paid. 2. Scrip is to be issued in even amounts of $1000 and multiplies thereof; also in any desired fractional amount?, and to be trans ferable at the holder's election by delivery or registration, to 'be payable at the cotn- 1, 1883, and annually thereafter. 3. Chili is to be recognized among the creditors of Peru for such reasonable amount as may be agreed npon here, and to accept her allotment of scrip in full ot all demands against Pern. 4. ine company will preler its sharetiold- ers to extend 3 per cent, upon its capitaliza tion ol fl0O,(XH,UX, and will pay annually on the 1st ol April, beginning with . 1883, one-half it net income above surh 3 per cent, to the commissioners sinking fund. 5. On April 1, lssd.and annually there after, the commissioners of the sinking fund will njtify the governments of the United States, Great Britain, France, Ger many, Italy, China and l eru, and also the presidents of the leading stock exchat-gis in each of these countries, and by advertise ment for no less than one month in at least the leading paper in each of these countries, and by circular through the post will notify every registered holder of scrip of the amount of their credi t for the year applicable to redemption, and the times when, places where, and terms upon which proposals or sales of scrip will be received. btxtn, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, elev enth and twelfth sections provide the manner of sale, payment, etc. 13. Ihere shall be five commissioners of the sinking fund, to be paid by the company out of the sinking fund. Of these one, at least, shall be named by tbe company. Of tbe others, one nray bo nominated by the government of Peru, one by the government of Chili, one by the government of Great rritain, and one by the government of France, tsuch nominations are to be made annually to the company and to be subject to its approval and appointments. Oreat Excitement in Panama. Panama, December 20. There is much excitement in Panama on account of the measures taken by foreign merchants in op position to the proposed increase in the com mercial tax. ihe government is very ob stinate, and it is feared that unless a com pro mise is erected there will be lively times here during the next few days. The English consul was robbed of several thousand dollars worth of jewelry at the Grand Hotel. PEKSO.VAL. Law is a patent infringement on justice. An offense condoned is a license to crime. The best disguised villain is always the worst. Duty leads to, but never studies conse quences. A Borrowing trouble is not nearly so repre hensible and lending it Mr. Stephens has the greatest confidence that, with Grant as his adviser, President Arthur will administer tbe affairs of the Government justly and wisely. "How, Sammy, have you read the story of Joseph?" "Oh, yes, uncle." "Well, what wrong did they do when they sold their brother?" "They sold him too cheap." Mr. George G. Sickles, of New Rochelle, the father of General Daniel E. Sickles, and upward of eighty years old, was married on Tuesday last to a lady of New Eochelle. Some men are so extremely careful about taking cold that they will lock themselves up in the back office for a week to avoid drafts especially sight drafts. Feorii Transcript. Doctors say that the gont may be inher ited. If any fellow were to leave us the gout we would contest his will on the ground of insanity. Sew York Commercial Advertiser. Never be at your place of business when a person wants to borrow mfiney of you, be cause if you are in you will be out, but if you are out you will be in. Salem Sunbeam. The Sprague estate litigation is to be wound up by the purchase of the entire prop erty by Ben Butler, The liabilities of the estate amount to $3,000,000, and the prope-ty isjargely mill property. Gorham did not get tbe nomination of Assistant Secretary of State after alL It went to J. Bancroft Davis. Mr. Gorham has been naming himself ss the future incumbent of many offices during the last few weks. A correspondent of an agricultural monthly asks: "Why does Timothy run out?" We haven't time to read the editor's reply, but if Timothy is at a theatrical performance tbe answer may be readily surmised. Aorrta totcn Herald. John W. Forney, jr., will continue the publication of Colonel Forney' Progress. lie is an experienced journalist, having as sisted hi father when Colonel Forney owned the Press, and he has been in the present pa per since it was started. Some men are inconsistent creatures. They will get up in the middle of the night and throw their boots at a dog because he is howling at the moon, and the next night pay five dollars a seat to hear Italian, opera. Middletown (Dd) Transcript. -, A member of a rethorical class in a certain college had just finished his declamation when the professor said : "Mr. do you suppose a general would address his soldiers in the manner you spoke that piece?" "Yes, sir, I do," waa the reply, "if he was half scared to death and as nervous as a cat." Colonel James D. "Waddell, a noted lawyer and Democratic politician of Georgia, died at his house in Marietta, last Thursday. No man in the State had a more thorough ac quaintance with the people, and hi well timed advice and good judgment, which for many years has had great weight with his party, will be missed exceedingly by Geor gia Democrats. Monkeys, says a wrrfer on natural history, are born in almost as helpless a condition as are human beings. But they don't require aa much paregoric in their infancy as do hu man beings; and a monkey is not obliged to rush out at midnight to summon a physician for its offspring. And here is where they have the royal bulge, as the poet says, on their more fully developed fellow-beings. A'on istown Herald. Ex-Comniiaaioner-cf Pensions Bentley says that there are 1,100,000 Union soldiers alive yet, and that the pension rolls will con tinue to grow until there are 400,000 pen sioners on it, H believes it will then begin to go down. He thinks the arrears of the pension bill alone will take not less than $510,000,000 out of the Treasury, and that $10,000,000 a year is the least that will be required to pay current pensions. The great naval hero of Kussia is Admiral Pop-off. That certainly has not an heroic sound. Lieutenant Greene's favorite is Gen eral Skedaddleotfg and a celebrated Kussian beauty is Mile, bhtrtofl'. These names are not the best that Ku-sia can do. It took a whole Russian army corps to capture Bot jac and another to defend Dogkatcher. It is not surprising to know that Count Schouva loff, pronounced Shoveloff, is a very acute diplomat, nor that General Swear off has been convicted of perjury, Mr. A. A. Marcus, of Boston, recieved the other day a check on the Bink of England for 100 from Sir Moses Montefiore, baronet, London, England, accompanied by a letter to himself and one to Mrs. Garfield, in reply to one sent by her to him thanking him for his efforts insecuriog the prayers of the Jew ish Church at Jerusalem and throughout all the European countries for her husband dur ing the long period of his suffering and for the appropriate observance of his death. The baronet ia now ninety-seven years of age, and Hill retains much of the vigor of his younger days. He was one of the attend ant at- the time of the birth of her Mjjsty Queen Victoria, William Winans, the American Crcesus, who lives in London, has yacht that cost a fortune, but he rarely sets foot in it, is mortally afrai I of the sea, end says he would not cross the ocean for 500,000. He has English horses and American horses, and Russian horses, and all kinds of horses, and rides an old cob that can frighten him into fits by backing his ears. He pays 7000 a year for the most expensive deer park in Scotland.except Lord Lovat's, and is afraid to sit in the room with a gun. He has Patti and Albani to sing at his drawing-room con certs, and does not know Rule BriUannia from Hail Cclvjnbix. He has four footmen, and Mrs. Winans opens the front door. Amos Cutnmings, of the New York Sun, is another lucky newspaper man. He has $100 a week for. doing whatever he pleases for the paper, and has a dividend of about sixty per cent, a year on the few shares of Sun stock which he owns. Quite recently he afforded a deal of amusement to Wall street, particular, and tbe readers of the paper in general, by a series of interviews with "Un cle Kutm" Hatch. Ihe interviewed evi dently appreciated the work of the inter viewer. When the new Ionian steamship City of Rome made its first return trip from New York to Liverpool, "Uncle Rufus" was a passenger, and he took aioug as a guest and companion du voyage, Amos Cumming. "Uncle Rufus" pars all the expenses of the flying European trip, and pays Mr. Cum tilings twenty dollars a day for the pleasure oi nis society. ABOUT AND FOB WOMEN. The marriage of Miss Zoe Swisshelm, daughter of that rare old lady, Jane Gray Swisshelm, will be solemnized, at the Palmer llouee next Monday evening. Chicago ladies are beginning to entertain between the hours of 12 and 3 o'clock in tbe afternoon. If you know them right well they are entertaining at any Hour. Mercenary marriages which result, as they should, in divorce, may be compared, like ad jectives, as follows: Positive, money; com arntive, matrimony; superlative, alimony. A Boston man at a theater asked a Gaines borough hat with a girl in it whether she would not allow nioi to have a momentary view of the stage. The girl replied that it was the only hat she bad. He gallantly ottered to contribute a half dollar toward a new one. Detroit Free Press; "When a grand hunt is given in honor of the Queen of Spain a deer is tied to a tree, the Queen rests a musket in a forked ftiek a foot from the ani mal's side, and as the gun goes off and the deer drops, everybody yells: 'Whoope, ga-loryl 'Rah for us !' " "Alice" writes to a New York story pa per: "A young "man comes to see me six times a week; should I consider it as being engaged?" If we were her lather -and mother we should consider that she was "en gaged" altogether too much, and tell the young man to curtail bis visits at botn ends. ''You cannot, my daughter," says M.Joseph Prudhorarae, who had been supporting the - ivi-im nntnr'or a model youog man, "you cannot, my daughter, find a more excellent husband. He is gentle, patient, laborious, sober " I see, pa; he surprises within himself all the virtues of the donkey 1" Mother (to her daughter, just seven years old) "What makes you look so sad, Car rie?" Carrie (looking at her baby brother, t'uree months old) "I was just thinking that in about ten years from now, when 1 shall be entertaining company and having beaux, that brother ot mine will just be old enough to bother the life put of me." Fairly analyzed. Hoi-1 Kirke is a thor oughly mawkish and unhealthy bit of senti ment. The pathos of the play resides in the aliened ericf and indignation of the old man over the disobedience of his daughter. The disobedience consists in her refusal to marry a man she does noUiove, and her deliberate adherence to the man she does love. A woman who carried around milk in Paris said a naive thing the other day. One of the cooks to whom she brought milk looked into the can and remarked, with sur prise: "Why, there ia actually nothing there but water!" The woman having satisfied herself of the truth of the statement said: Well, if I didn't forget to put in the milk !" The Princess of Wales observes a pretty fashion of dressing her three little girls like herself, in miniature. They resemble their mother more than their father, and there is no prettier sight in London than the lovely rrincees dressed in an exquisite costume, and the three girls the eldest a tall slip of fourteen dressed exactly like their mother. Miss Devenshire Hat to Essence of Jack ass: - "You sat behind ns at the museum Saturday. You kept your mud-spanking old hoot tunking away on the floor, beating time with the music If you'll call at this office we'll take an ax-handle and beat tbe time for the whole opera on your addled head. Now you know how fond we are of you." "I saw rather a curious sign in the gro cer's window," said Spicer. Mrs. Spicer looked a little suspicious, but with womanly curiosity asked, "What was it?" "Why, fresh table eggs," said Beth. "What on earth docs a grocer advertise fresh table eggs for?" neked the lady. Seth chuckled, and said they had better lay the subject on the table. Boston Bulletin. People used to live from three to eight hundred years. But then in those days it took five hundred years to learn as much as a man now learns in seventy, borne men, that is. Because there are men, dear George, who might live a thousand years, even in these rushing days, and then lie down anil die. burdened with less knowledge than they had originally started out with. Burliiigton slawkeye. Mrs. Garfield places Dr. B'.Lis in a very pretty predicament by denying that he was authorized either by her husband or neracii to take charge of the case. It is only neces sary to recur to the newspaper accounts of the ouarrcl begun bv Dr. Bliss with the other phytticiana belore Uie irestdent had been placeu upon nis oea ior prooi mat imish win institute a very acrimonious controversy with Airs. Garbeld. Oar Daisy lay down In her little nighiRown Aud kistted ine aatn and again. On iorehtad aud cheek, - (in lips that would speak. But found themselves shut, to their gain. Then foolish, absurd To utter a wor I asked lir thenue-tion so'd, ' That wife and that lover Ask over and over. As if they were surer when told. Then cloNttat her side, "lo you love ine?" I cried: She lifted her polden-crowned head, A puzzled Mirprifc fchone in her fcray eyes 'Why, that's why I kissed you," she said. The attention of the Wonum's Journal is called to the following: A convicted Denver stage robber, while on hi way l D-jtreit. where the ser.lence was t,i b served, iu chirge of United Statts Marshal Wilcox, worked his handcuffri oft when the train j near Kalamazoo, assaulted the offioer and get his pistol. Ihere were but few puBStn gers in the car, and thev.ail fled in tbe wild est panic, with a single exception. That one passenger went up and aided tbe officer through a long struggle, in the course of which the pistol was snapped three times, and until the desperate man was overpow ered and pinioned. And that single brave passenger, who saved the officer's life, was a woman, and her naruo is Mrs. bmitbson, ot Denver. A number of ladies and gentlemen in Eng land have associated themselves for the es tablishment of an academy . acting. The list of Pbtuea include those uf several no blemen and noblewomen the Baron Ferdi nand RothichiId, Sir Percy and Lady Shel ley,-the Duke of Westminster while among literarv folk are Lord Lvtton, Lord Dutterin, Mr. Wilkie (kill ins and Mr. gala. The fee for the entire course of study is to be ten pounds sterling, with an entrance fee of five pound.', from which the children of actors are exempted. The curriculum embraces the plays of Shakespeare, the structure of the Kntrlish lanena-'e, elocution, irench, drill ine. fenrinir. pantomime, broadsword exer cise, stage deportment. The school will give instruction in reading and elocution to cler gyuen, lawyer and others who desire it THE ASSASSIN, In an Interview with the lasoclated Press Reporter, Expressed Him self as Satisfied with the " Resnlt or Bis Trial Thus Far, and Says He lias No Reason for Alarm as to the Resalt Washington, December 20. An Asso ciated Prers reporter had an interview to day with Guitean. "I am happy to see you," uuiteau responded to tne wood evening" ot the reporter. "I wag shut off from the world so long, deprived of newspaper and of my letters from relatives by that miserable Cork- hill, that it is quite a treat now to be able to receive my irienas. - as ne spoae ne ex tended his hand in a hearty manner, quite at variance with his manner in court. "Par don me," he continued, "if I keep on my hat; it is quite drafty here, and I am some what heated. I have just been moving my things in for the evening. My other cell I occupy during the day, further down the corridor, which is much larger than this, and affords better light and more chance to move around." Uuiteau being asked, "How are you feeling after your two days' recess?" answered with a smile: ' Oh, first-rate. I never felt betttr in my lile, in health or spirit. "You appear to be a muscular man, Mr, Guiteau." "I am' generally healthy," he replied. "I have taken things easy since I was arrested, and have never allowed anything to worry me. I knew they were howling to shoot me, but this is a pretty strong place (glancing around), and 1 knew they could not get at me." Reporter A rumor was started this after noon that you had committed suicide. "Sti.ir ,nri i.i,:ni ..m a-wuu ui. uvuocuoC uuuiuj taai4 Guiteau. "What next won't they say? That's too ridiculous. Why, what on earth should I want to commit suicide for? I'm perfectly satisfied with the way things are going. I have never had any doubts for the issue. The Ueity has taken care of my case thus far." Reflecting moment, "Yea, and pretty good care of me." "What is the object of the defense in call ing Mrs. Dunmore? asked the reporter. "I don't know what Scovill' object ia; I will have to see him about it. I don't want them to nut those women on the stand again. Scoville is no criminal lawyer. I have to give him points all along, but then he has done very well. He has worked hard, and I don't -know but that I am as well satisfied as if I had managed it alone." Hesitating a moment, he continued : "When I say alone, you understand, of course, what I mean," evidently fearing that the reporter might imagine he had lost sight of the Deity and tbe inspiration feature of his defense.' "Sco ville loses eight of the main feature. He started out with the proposition that an in sane man must be a half idiot," Guiteau announced hi intention of cross- examining the Government experts. They had not yet, he said, touched npon that mys terious influence or impulse which often im pels men to do things, even in tne ordinary and minute transactions of life, where there may be preseut no reason, either in mind or to the senses, from tbe surroundings for tbe particular exercise of the will unon the body, as when a man suddenly feel an im pulse to turn round and, on doing so, finds some one of whom, perhaps, he has just been thinking of, when the man obeys what is termed presentiment, Uuiteau appeared keenly to feel that he had been defrauded by those persons who had sold to the press in terviews with him witheut even offering him a division. scovule's opinion. Scovillc's attention was called to an al leged statement of Mills "that he found on taking the cast of Guiteau's head that one side was more fully developed than the other, "it nis statement is reported cor rectly," said Scoville, "it will sustain the theory that I have maintained throughout, and Dr. Hamilton will have to take back some of his testimony, for he testified that his head waa symmetrical. Mills' statement support the statement of the expert for the defense, and I think that every expert will admit that where the head ia unevenly de veloped, the smaller aide forms abasia tor an unbalanced brain, and can become the groundwork for a case of insanity. If Mills substantiates tbe statement, I shall summon him as a witness." bcoville think that two weeks more will be required to finish the trial. . CTOICAGoT'CllANGE. A Fair Business, with Bio Oreat Fine- taatloaa or Chances. Chicago, December 20. There was a fair aggregate business in wheat, but the feeling was unsettled in a small range. The opening was nrm, bnt prices declined jc, then rallied 1 ic, declined ic, and with some fluctuations closed ic lower than yesterday. Sales, $1 25 W,l 201 January, $1 26.1 271 February. $1 2b3l 27J March. Corn was moderately active, bnt steady, the trading being mainly speculative. The movement was small and the whole situation looked dull for speculators. The closing was about the same as yesterday. Sales, 69(ri buc January, bUitoybOgc rebruary, ooj(rOofc Oats were slearlv anJ UJWJintBTO sell were lighter. Sales, 43i(n44c December, 433(a) 43ifc January, 45(n;-45Jc May. Pork was fairly active, but irregular. Early in the day there was an advance of 15(7,20c, but a decline of 5(n10c followed, and the close was at moderate figures. Sale. Sid 22J16 42.J January, $16 37i(S 16 62J rebruary. Lard was quite active, and ender liberal offerings declined 5Y')74c, and then rallied. Sales, 10.77 J10.85c January, 10.10 10.12ic February. ARKANSAS DOTS. Business lively in Fort Smith. Game is Htill plentiful np around De Arc Pine Bluff is kicking about tffe street amps. Helena is lo have an ice factory next season. The marriage boom continues throughout the State. Real estate at Van Buren ia advancing in price as the prospects brighten. Good beef at four, and five cents finds ready sale on the streets of Fort Smith. Captain Phil Gatewood. editor of the Ar kansas City Journal died at that place last Friday. The recent rise in the river knocked some of the stnffin' out of the new wharf at De Arc, say the Citizen. Atkinson & Co., one of the most substan tial business houses of Pine Bluff, has tempo rarily closed its doors. Joe Markham, of the Pine Bluff Press- Eagle, had a little birthday party the other day. The refreshments were mostly fluid. Alma has organized a dramatic club. The people there have petitioned to stop whisky license; they have opposition face to face. Helena Teomin: "Bishop Pierce, of Little Rock, will make his annual visitation to St, John's Church on Sunday, the 15th of Jan uary, 1882." "Too many widows, too many fatherless children, too much blood," says an Arkansas exchange; and it adds: "Too much whisky that s what tne matter and the protec tionists want to make the whirky cheaper. Arkansas City Journal: "The oil-mill made a trial start Tuesday, but was stopped in or der to change the position of the huller. It is expected that regular work at the estab lishment will be commenced next Monday." Henderson Lasator, living on the Greenlee farm, Benton county, was called out of door a few nights since by three men who claimed to be officers of the law, and murdered in cold blood. He leaves a wife and five children. Monroe County Sun: "Clarendon is evi dently getting to be a railroad town, and our merchants are appreciating tbe fact, Ihe men who are employed on the 1 aramore come to town every Saturday evening, mak ing business lively for them." The Little Rock Democrat thinks it not too early to impress npon farmers the importance of varying their crops more than in the past. There never was a more propitious time to put in wheat and oats, as the cotton crop was picked earlier than ever before. This year ought to teach Arkansas farmers a lesson. Last week, at Beulah, while two negroes. George Johnson and Zack Young by name, were indulging in a social game ot cards. Young requested Johnson to take a drink of whUky from a bottle which he handed bim. Johnson did so, and was soon after seized with a violent spasm. On recovering he accused Young of bavin? poisn!d him with the intention of robbing him. He was then taken with another spasm, which lasted at intervals for several days, and Zick Young, the would-be murderer, made his escape. "Dreams, Irtle nnnwn." Vicksburg Commercial. . We arn not now interested very, much in what tlieSoulhern people of a generation ago thought, felt or dreamed about public affairs or questions of state. The present, with its commercial, educational and social problems, should occupy onr whole time and thought. We know no North and no South; as distinct ive appellations of sections having diverse interests in any political sense. We know the I nion with uniform laws bearing equally upon all sections. To us there is no holy South nor yet a sacred North. Such things are dreams. They Disappear. Philadelphia, December 20. John C. Hurst, formerly wholesale druggist, arrested at the instance of his son, Samuel, nryin a charge of embezzlement of nearly $15,000, has disappeared. Charles T. Deacon, Inspector of Customs at this port, and representative of a number of insurance companies, is missing since the 10th instant, Another Victim. St. Loci. December 20. Chris Oemer- hardL one of the injured in Sunday night's railroad accident near Jefferson City, died yesterday. This is tbe fourth victim ol tn accident. D. H irbch A Co.'i Old J udu ciaam. factory 873, 34 Coileo. Put, N. Y.ar. bet, lor 86a, B4KIXG POWUER fBlTBHS Absolutely Pure, REWARD. $500 REWARD. J OHM ROLLT WOOD, suddenly disappeared from his home in this city and was last seen, nnder the influence of li'iuor, in the neighborhood of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad depot, this city. MESCRIfTIOW. About 42 years of aire: 6 feet 6 inches high; weight, about 150; well proportioned ; dark ha'.r, tinged with grey, and thin on top of head: dark auburn moustache, very thick and usually cut short, and chin whiskers, same color, about a mouth's growth; was remarkable for clip ping his fin aer-nal la very short, so that the flesh rolled over the ends. When last seen wore black senhyr-wool Jacket, with plush border around edges and on pickets; dsrk vest and panta ot different patterns, f null-colored overcoat, siDgle-breastcd, cut sack fashion aud reaching be low his kiuST No. 6, footed, boot; soft black felt hat; no dress coat. A reward of five hundred dol larswill be paid by the undersigned for the re covery of the body of the misting man, dead or alive, or for information that will lead thereto. H. GAVIN & CO., 234 Front St. W. C. DAVIS. Chief Police. Memphis, Tenn., December 4. 8500 Bernard.' WK will pay the above reward for any case ot Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, 81ck Headache, Indi gestion. Constipation or Costivenes we cannot cur with West's Vegetable Liver Pills, when the riree tlons are strictly complied with. They are surely, Vegetable, and never fail to give satisfaction. Sugar-coated. Large boxes, containing 3d pills, 26 cents. For sal by all druerlsta. Beware of conn torfeita and Imitations. The genuine taannfac tared only by JOHN C. WEST St CO., "The Pul Makers." Isl and 183 W. Madison street, Chicago. Free trial package sent by mail, prepaid on re ceipt of a S-cent stamp. For sale by A. Benkert 911 Main Smt. Momnhlc ' CORNETS. SOSSETHIMa ENTIRELY HEW. BATi1 i3 Ecaltli-Presming Corset. By a novel arrangement of fine coiled wire sprinirB which yield readily to every move ment of the wearer, the most MCKFECT FJTTTXO and comfnrtnhle corset ever made is secured. a awsovEa by best physicians. For sale by leading retail uealers. aiaiinnusrareu uj SVBB.Y CSa1 CHICAGO CORSET CO nrnxtt 4'lf ICACO, ILL- uealers. Miuioiucairea uy Mwr HeltaaJeJ. ri" b X 60 DBTUEK ARKKS. GltttM. UNDERTAKERS! 320 Main Street, Memphis. BURIAL ROBES AND COFFIN HARD WAR! Orders by telegraph promptly filled, and Cuei hipped C. O. D. - J. FLAHERTY & CO. UNDERTAKERS! 317 and 318 SECOND, ME3IFFI8. FULL ASSORTMENT OF VftTALIO CASK ETS and CASES aiwav on band: alao i nes ana t rimmings. wouraera ty leiegrap n wiu receive our prompt attention. All goons ahlrnWl O. O. D. EL A. THOMS, TOOJEKTZKEB, 217 SECOND ST., COR. ADAMS. KCKPS on hand a fail stock of CoffiDB, Banal Rsttw. KM. Order trnvmntiT flllort Til RE AO. John Clark, Jr.&Co's BEST Six-Cord FOB Machine or Hand Use THOMAS RUSSEIX & CO. SOLE AGECTS. FBIZE MEDALS URiHTED AT London, Paris. New York, Tlenna, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Charleston, S. V. FOa BALE BT B, Lowensteln & Bros. Menken Brothers, Wm. Frank A Co. Bejach A Brash. Kahn A Freiberg, Ottenheimer A Schwartz. Leubrie Brothers. 1. Goldsmith Brother. 'BEST BH THE WORLD? noMEND. -pnn . revcrse eta. 1 urStorekeeper for It. Bt turt ttr eli fpr the A rizt f Our'A' i monger than 'C or 41 of cheap Silk Tcry spool measure, zoo yards, just as marked Cheap Silks measure only 40-eo to 70 yards 1 1 1 If you want a splendid Button-Hole Twist use our Patent Quill Twist. The BRAINERD & ARMSTRONG SILK H being used and recommended by the Dressmakers, and tjrc consider them the best j;:dges in the world. FOR SALS BT Wm. Frank ft Co., Memphis, Gcrber & Wilson, Memphis, WHOT.ltSALC ONLY. Lennon & Gale, Memphis. 49 A 36-pape pamphlet, giving Rules and Designs for Knitting Silk Stockings, Mittens, Money Purses. Babies' Caps and Boots. Laces, etc., will be presented to any lady buying our Silk or Twist at the aboyo BmsKd stores. CX SMITH. J. G. SCHMIDT, Itnpwrtrr nnd Oealer 1m GUNS, RIFL5, PISTOLS. Ammsillloa awd Flailing; Tacit I. No. 351 Slain St, Miwplii,Tciiu. aw Barglar and Fire Proof Safes o pored and repaired. A. J. VIENNA, IMPORTER AND DEALER TS Onus, Rifles, IMstols, Ammunition and Fishing Tackle, 345 Main street MemphisJenn Civil and Mining Engineering In th TJalTerslty tt Viral"'. Full course In these department by a sun of ilx Protestors anion open qav lit. i. O. UniverdiT at Virginia lV am Trim rr -r i rf laawrea ayalast Fire, Karlae aad FAJTOlaTPCjAJPITAIu D. T. OBTER, Prat JOHJf OYERTOX, Jr., T. Pre' G. D. BAME, Sec'. ' ' ' DIRECTORS! B. H. ROOST"-, fx. I OFFnf, - J. R. GODWIN, J. W. FIT ITER, , H, 6AXBKRA1H JNO.OVltiTOM,Jr.,D.T. POBTKR, O. V. RAMBA0T, N. R. SLKDttK, - LHM Paid hy tmtt Con-pasy, a Hair MUlloa Dollars. KB. KAnrK. the Secretary, I also Agent for sereral staunch Foreign Companies, prominent amonc trill ; th Ttrtl BrlrtaSl asKl Mornaatll. In his Agency, Mr. Baine insure, all classes of prop erty, including Qinhooaea, at tn lowest rate poaribl to secure reliable Indemnity. Office in Planters Building. Al Madison Street eJ.-a-WILEOHS. . ft 1 . 290 MAIN ST., MEMPHIS, TEI1IJ. ILaOTDTircS DEALIR ISI STOVES, GRATES, MANTELS HARD WARE, HOLLOW-WARE As CASTEUGS, OLE AGEHTS rMt TAX'S WIOVOHT-IROX KAHOK. Ala maaiaiatsira Plaiai aa JapMMBied TUawam, Capper sat Sa ellraa Wn Tla aVMBBcSpoatlaMi, Oatterlaa- aad all Klada af JobblM; . rnatptlyAtteadalM. ' Wo. 3fit TWaxiw Strvfr. t t t t TtTftrnnTil. TVtiti PORTERrTAYLOR&CO COTTON FACTORS -JJTD- WHOLESALE GROCERS, Xo. SOO FXXOXT STREET . - MEHPniB K. I VEACHAK. mmmm & m. GROCERS AND COTTON FACTORS No. 9 Union St., Memphis. SO. E AGEHTS FOK M. m. r AatSEH at CO. Oystsb PACKJtaa. K. a. WALKIC COTTON AND COHIIISSION MERCHANTS, No. S7G Front Street, Near Cotton Exchange, - VLfarral aaaMa mis BILL MB COTTON FACTORS And General Commission Meirchants, NOS. 302 ANO S04 FRONT HTRF.CT. EPI IS. ft T. M! LUMBER MERCHANTS And Deaden ta DOORS, SASH, BUNDS and MOLDINGS, IXOORZNO. Ceiling, Siding, SMngle;, Irfath, Etc f Office aa Store, Ho. SSS aseaat St. Tard aad Warhonne. Cor. Heraaade dt Saye) tST Price Ltata. Estimate and Holding: Book Mallei! on application .""aa I. B. GODWIN. L. II. MULL1HS, Jr. .R.G0DWIMG' Cotton Factors, AGEXTS FOB THE $36 Front street, cor. A. C TREAD WELl . A. li TKKAOWKLL. 4 B. TKEaDWELU a a ft n hi i.y.i&e.ireiBweiiiyOi WHOLESALE ' GROCERS AND No. 11 Union Rtreet. Meiniiliis, Tenn. WHOLtStLK IEAL.EB!t 80LK AOEKT8 FOR THE FOLLOWING FIRST CLASS INSTRUMENTS : fT" aJS . WrSIB, KKtNII'll n. iff. J t BI.K.K, JE. WITS- HJiTUiUSi " . , louaet a. aad Hrnlita America. Write for Catalognea. 83 and 255 Wf conJ slrtel, Memphis.' arce, Suggs I . Pettit WAS OI,. Grocers, Cotton Factors AND C09DIlfNIfS SITEIoCIIAXTS, 260 and 262 Front Street, Memphis, Tern fil. H. COOUER 8 CO. ahufactckeks or Doors, Sash, Blinds L Moldings ALL KINDS OF 000H AND WINDOW-FRAMES, d aeketa and Scroll-work, Koagh -.J Dresited Lamber, Shingles, Lataa, tta, 181 to 179 Washington St., Ilemphis, Tenn. Poplar street ear earrr Joa to Uur X arketbnuM -"OJlsquar from ta If Ui Imland Blafa at Moderate Bafoa. s : : : : &1SO.OOO ALL K1HM OI K. E. H EACH AST. JN0.A.8IGNAIG0 Wholesale and Retail Dealer la . - FRESH OYSTERS, FISH, Game, Lire Dressed Poultry, ANJD CEIJEBT,. 278 & 2$0 SECOND ST. A. B. WALKCa, FACTORS ... - Memphis, Tennessee. Cot Inn raalrBmrata."a & -GOFETO-. . m. x'CAixua Com. Merchants, STAB COTTOJf GDf, S Union. mTenihnH, Tenn. 1 ft AUD Pl'LtLlMUEKN, 'IS A BY-; SSBTT ''G0 it 1 ! v u t t V, 4i ' 1 . .i f ' !l f 1- -