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Jackson lu.ureuc. Company, 10 Madlioo.
irst National Beak. 54 Madison.
'BOOK WORM. ,
Clhureh Co.. Bookseller. Stationer, Pile
- Mrs an4 Binders, M1"- , ...
Cileevi... U. 0. f. o.. l:ookMller,Btatlonen,
' l'llnte" tnd Biniler., Main.
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Hf Ular, William, 218 Ma'a.
Jlnkhaosr ft Bro., 2s IX Second.
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1WTr, WemhueU Co., removed to 800
am rav.er, Ueo. L , Importer, Headquarter in
Overton Hotel. . .in.
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rrd. J. C. Resident Partner Oarthwalte,
t Lewis A muart. tfl Main. ...
oWm, Snood Co., 201 Main, eppclte
'.T.'! .TlllM AND S.OAP.
Ireioott, 0. F. U., 0 Jefsrsoa.
, l v ...I mi PitfM CHI Mid
btove.. wholesale nit retail. JM Main.
U.lrlch. P. H., Bro-. Confections. Fancy
(Jrocoriei. ote..K4 Min.
lodosta Cesassa, 252 Main. oor. H. Court.
COW MIWHOlf WFROIIAWT!.
Pearoe. I smbert A Co.. Oommlwlon Mereh's
and Cotton Faotor. i$ Front, op stairs.
Attwood A Anderwn, l'roduoe, Oram, Cot
ton, ate. Main.
right, W. P., Hrnin and Produce of every
W dewriptlon. 11 Monro. Ooowr Mock.
om;kuciai. COLXKUK.
V edd'n's Commercial Colloco, open Day and
iMht,at2:Maln. .
im agists.
JanaBold k Higbee. S'll and JOS Main.
Mover, H. Ci corner Second and Madlaon.
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.dyear A Fall, rmed to 231 Main, Gil-
mitb, J. A. dealer in Drug. Toilet Arti
es eles. ete., oorner jenerson ano xoiru.
fohnaon. . D., 153 Mali, two doon north
Orerton Hotel. .
)hhiirp A BnU, KaUU and FraiorlpUon unr
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oerner, ineo., uTutunn oa nnwii
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ChMnlM. M ana w ceai. mrnm moiuiu.
lter. Jot., l4 Main, oeiweea nwnur
ton ano ropmr.
Winon, J. B.. Prpriotor of the Mempbli
Dontel Depot, 318 Main,
imr tioouA.
U lc, Stli A Co., 318 Main, axclniiva whole-
m iAie, . . .
Cjonthern Palace Howall, wooe vo., i
..l!Vtin. B . A Broa.. corner Main and
JiJffeiTon.
Yalli A CoU, 267 Main.
JJenken Brol., oorner Main and Court.
OAWE Al nH DEPOT.
Inch. Victor D.. wbolesaleand retail dealer
in Fis1!. OynterB, Aim, ete., 41 Jenerpon.
bo KKf4 Awn " curios Vaciors.
HI eacham A Tr'adwell. Grooera, Cotton Fo
1 I tor. ate.. Wnion. 6tonewall b'ock.
Appernon, K. M. A Co., corner Front and
gtratten, Oojer A Co., 223 Pront.
Jewton Ford Ce 17 Union, Lee Block.
C-lalhrwtth, Stewart A Co., 11 Union, Btone
H pall block. .
Picket. W. 8. k Co., Cotton Faoton. S7
Adama.
pckerly. a, A.,344 Front.
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rooks, Heely A Co., 278 front.
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arTin, M. T. k Co., 207 Main.
)age A Coq188 Poplar.
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U8E. V. C. A CO., Choice Family Groce
ries, 78 Jenerenn. ,
lllaon Brothers, Hardware, Cutlery. Guw,
etc., 270 Front,
rgill Broa. A Co., 312 Front.
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oCombi A Co.. 322 and S24 Main.
17 Bobbin! A Bradley, 223 Second, Adami
men-Copt. J. O. Bnrbour. Mr; T. D. Wilder.
Jm L. Morrii. " Tbe Uat'tMr." Franolico
A Wiwin.S07 Main, Pebod Home.
HAKMXS, MAODLKKT, ETC
lord, J. 0. A Co., 27H Main.
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A.8E, 0. K., JR. A CO.. 177 Maia
oorei, Pmlth A Co., Harnem, Saddles, Col-
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ubbard A Lo7ell, Harnotb, Saddles. Col
lars, .vi reoona, oei. jionro huu vmvu.
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cheibler A Co.. Shoe Findinan, 1 Adama.
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ifly nlfiuOSt price 1 r riinea tiuu A.ivn.
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t. Leuls Mutual Lite, MoMahon A Otis, 43
'orth "western Mnluai Life, J. 8. Chapln,
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osoto Ins. and Trust Co.. 42 MadisoB! J.O,
' Lonsdale. See'ys W.M. r arnnaton. rres -tttleton,
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irlft't Iron Works, John Manntrue, Arent,
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FINK WATCHES ANK JEWELRY,
20 ftlAlH.
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iranklin Job Printint House, IS West Court,
8. V. TOOI, proprietor.
Itrguson, C. W., SB Jefferson.
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accaro, A.. A Co., Importers of Wlnei,
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virrrBr oit.I.r.SIES.
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-wer. W. EH 290 Main. CUrk'i Marble
-1 JblOCK.
.KWIlfS WACHISE.
jJroTer A Jlaker'a, 325 Main, up stairs.
Aj-ur gliut'le Sewlnc Machine, 333 Main, be
9 tween I'nloa aad liro.
U' toiler A WilAonbi4u.estprpalBia Loak
tillUb SewtTf Vsctin-, 2t beoouA.
IfcflPEMflKlE.
Grand Wonhr Patnsrrh Sone of Tenper
ance. X. " Cocke. 17 Wio,
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SkTarer. Slainhocta A Co.. wholesale and re
lal, rnived to S"0 Main -u
'WALL PAI'EH, MJi.
Tones, MrcB, Wall Paper, M mdow Ehadea,
etc., 2f-!-' tHocd. ... . . ...
C1nfbhr. J., 375 Main. Jack-on kloek.
p.pyrard Window PVd.
4 AlMl It J. JACKSO.V,
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VOL. VII.
DOMESTICS.
DOMESTICS.
DOMESTICS.
DOMESTICS.
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Franc and England.
Lonia. Blanc, the (treat French repub
lican leader, now residing in London, baa
rjublished a letter on the condition of
Europe, of which the following ii an ex
tract. It will be read with interest :
And how is it that peace cannot be
considered secure T The explanation is
obvious. Does not the maintenance of
peace entirely depend npon the uncon
trolled will of one who, while interested
in letting loose the dogs of war, can set
in motion by a nod or a frown an army
of twelve hundred thousand men ?
Every one knows that to England the
victory of Sadowa was matter of almost
boundless exultation. She rejoiced at
the idea that Germany, being fully equal,
when united, to the task of checking the
ambition ef France, Napoleon would be
tffeotually kept at bay, wonld no longer
have it in his power to set Europe on fire.
It was a mistake. Tbe English overlook
the fact that the resources of France, for
military purposes, are nearly inexhaust
ible; they forget that during ber great
revolution, and afterward, nnder Napo
leOn I, France, single-handed, had been
more than a match for the coalition of
all the States of tbe Continent. More
over, they did not take sufficiently into
account the necessity nnder which Napo
leon might be to go to war, at any risk,
in order to retrieve bis prestige, to give
ventto tbe restive genius of enslaved
France, to dazzle her into accepting a
new lease of false grandeur as a compen
sation for the loss of tbe only true one,
and to keep her, if possible, kneeling
down to him by making the world kneel
down to ber.
How nngrounded was the rapturous de
light with which the news waa welcomed
here in LoHdoa that the Anstriaos had
been rooted, and that the aggregation of
all Germany would no longer be deferred,
peace-loving England now begins to pep
ceive. The army bill has borne its fruits,
France, whom Chateaubriand loved to
call a nursery of warriors, is armed to
the teeth. What was a prediction when
I wrote yon last is at present a reality
Napoleon III has at bis oommand a more
formidable army than that which, nnder
his nncle, invaded Russia, According
to the testimony of English observers, so
handy, so murderous, so overwhelming a
weapon was never made use of, in tbe
satsnic work of mowing down whole
ranks of human beings, as tbe Cbassepot,
which is deadly at twelve hundred yards,
and tbe efficiency of which an English
correspondent describes as follows: "An
advanoa of any cavalry in the world
against a regiment of cha.sears armed
with this weapon would be' as chaff
against the wind. Even poor Nolad
wonld have renounced bis faith, and,
leaving fai balofed charger, b,ave fofht
as a 'mud crusher' from sheer, despair.!!
Nor does Frsqco lack tbe sinews of
war. Tbe loan of 18,000,000 issued by
tbe kfiuister of finance, AJ. Magnt, was
so eagerly taken pp tpat t(;e subscription
reached thirty time 'the amount re
quired. It is true, tbe figares paraded
by M. Magna must not ba taken literally
and it would be wroog to infer from tbsir
importance ft at tbe nation and the gov
eminent go band in Lkbu. Tbe fact is,
that tbe investment was advantageous,
and was generally considered safe, as no
ope need be in fear of bankruptcy in a
country wber tbe bulk of tbe nation hap
pens to consist of small rtntiert. But,
whatever construction may be put on the
success of tbe last loan, this much, at all
events, is sure, that there is in France a
great abundance of unemployed money
a circumstance but too well calculated
to act as to incentive to tbe passions of
a warlike government.
' That England should bitterly lament
the duration ef inch a state of ruinous
uncertainty, is natural enough. Bat i
she not i a great measure responsible
for the evils it entails npon France, upon
Europe, and apon herself? I do not
hesitate to affirm that sh is, a Napo
leon owes to a certain extent the power
which enables him to sbke at will ill
tb money market of Europe to the
moral support his despoli.m baa, strange
to say, received from eon.Ututiocal Eng
land. Tb fact convevf a toiem les
MEMPHIS. TENNESSEE, SATUKDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 19.
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son, and for this reason deserve to be
historically and peremptorily stated.
.But there is a Nemesis for nation a
well a for individual. The English
governing classes must be aware by tbiar
time that they have been playing a losing
game. Should they doubt it, let them
examine what they bav got by strength
ening the power of the French Emperor.
In tbe Crimean war England waa thrown
into the shade by France. The abrupt
termination Napoleon gave to the war
waa obviously at variance with her inte
rest and contrary to her wishes; still
she was tamed into compliance. The
treaty of alliance signed on the lO.h of
April, 1854, led to tbe famous declara
tion of the 3d of March, 1856, which en
tailed npon ber the loss of ber maritime
supremacy, compelling ber to surrender
the right of search. So little was the in
fluence of the Russians shaken in the
East by the fall of Sebaitopol that they
bave since entirely subdued uircassia,
and laid, by tbe conquest of Caucasus,
the foundation of their sway over Persia,
thus bringing! nearer the day on which
! thev will riisoute tbe possession of India
witn tne n.ngiisn. do nine was ine in
fluence of Europe incressed by her share
in the victories or Alma ana inkermann
that when she thought fit to raise her
voice in favor of Poland, Prinee Uort
scbakoff shook at ber the finger of scorn,
and when she presumed to deprecate the
invasion of Scbleswig-uolstein, ber in
dignant protest were scouted by Voa
Biamarl.
As for the way in which her services
were requited by her faithful ally, it is
enough to say that be refused to join her
in tbe DaniBb question ; tnat ne pianoea
and effected the annexation of Nice and
Savoy without caring a pin whether she
liked it or not; tnat, naving commenced
the Mexican expedition with her, he
altored its character, regardless of ber re
monstrances, and marched his army to
Mexico without ber; in bne, that be
managed tb give to France the spectacle
of the qneen of Eogland going down
npon ber knees at Paris before the tomb
of the earjtive at SL Helena-
One word more. If the Eoglisb Gov
ernment, after the establishment of tbe
empire, has been nnder the necessity of
fortifvint the coasts, renewing the army.
manufacturing oaunon, making trial of
newengines of destruction ; it an enor
mous sum of money.neverdreampt of be
fore, has had to be emended npon tbe
army, tbe navy, and the fortifications; if
tbe policy 01 waruse preparations oaa
bad to be backed oy tne volunteer move
ment, exhibiting a nation of traders and
workers smitten with what Cnbden used
to atvls "the rifle fever:" if England is
so painfully, so permanently alive to the
danger of a general conflagration which
might extend to ber, and would in any
case be most hurtful both to ber political
power and to her commercial prosperity
is it not because there is in r ranee an
armr of six hundred thousand men
ready to take tbe field at a sign from one
man, at a glance from bis eyes, at the
first contraction of his brows? And if
Eogland may without injustice be ac
cused of having morally contributed to
uphold that monstrous power, what right
baa she to complain of the consequences ?
Patere legem quam ipttjeemt.
Horrible Murder of an Infant, hy Boasting
Upon a Store.
From tb Rochester Union, Nov, 28-
We have received the particulars of a
horrible affair which occurred aboijt a
mile from Corning, Wednesday last At
the place indicated there resides a family
named McCqllocb, consisting of Mr. and
Mrs. McCnllocb and their three children,
aged respectively three, five and one and
a half years. The husband is represented
to he a shiftless, indolent fellow, and his
wife has been oompellod to labor to sup
port the family. She has lately been sell
ing sewing machines, and on Wednesday
last started oa trip through the ur,
rounding country for that purpose,
leaving her children in charge of a
girl named Barber, aged eighteen
years, whom she hired for that purpose.
In they evening the youngest child
cried, and was fretful, when, it is said,
Barber threw it npon the floor and
tamped npon it nntil it was almost life
less. Then taking the little one op she
hed it faapds ppdp a W stove tintif they
were terribly" burned." The child was too
jar gone to ntter more than a faint scream
while it was being roasted, garter ti,en
t'treatnoj to tprif jt into a Well, when
the other children, wbo bad witnessed
tbe whole thing, told her that if she did
they wonld tell their mother. The girl
then wrapped, the phild (a a VM'jet or
bedsiuilt, god Llaced it iq a bed, where it
was lound by tbe mother, who returned
borne Wednidy pitht, dead. Ths
marks of brutality wera plainly risible
on It llttU body. -jt ner questioning
.ue cnuaren, laiormauuu w, (..n. ,un
coroner. After an investigation or
dered the arrest of Barber, callerl a jury,
and an inquest was in session yesterday.
The case create considerable exeite
ment in the vicinity where tbe horrible
affair occurred, as it may. We were un
able to learn any of the antecedent of
the girl Barber.
The lev Milky Way.
The following queer typographical
blunder occur in (be Winsted IeraM,
tbe article being a communication oa the
recent meteoric shower, by a correspond
ent: "Oa the morning of the 14 h in
state, at five o'clock, a I went out to
milk my cows, I oberved no memos
abnotiag stars; and I counted srt7
milking sir $lar$, more tnan e v
dred and trrenty foert-rtome (mail with
a (nort tail of debt, and torn large and
brilliant, in a-atream of fir extending
across tteJieaveDS for perhaps thirty
degrees, ana fe'.liag from southeast to
orthwert," etc.
3 267
Our Great Staple Threatened with a 7or
mldabl Blval.
Alexander S. McCrae lay in his last
Liverpool circular :
How many know that there is a plant
growing and flourishing (to any extent)
in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Florida,
Alabama, yielding a fibre so textile, yet
so beautiful witbal, that it can be treated
to rival silk, and to cupercede the finest
cotton ?
Yetsoitist Growing in the fore
named States, kod exporting " lyly "
into Earcpe is this splendid product,
ramie or China grass. " We think (onr
largest consumer says, addressing tbe
writer,) thi article will occupy a very
important place in the export of Amer
ica, providing it is got up in a proper
way. We are at present nsing a large
quantity wwakly."
Now, what is it ? What is it like ?
How is it to be " got up in a proper
way?" What is its value, and what its
application? I will reply to each of
these queries in their order, subject to
correction from those better informed:
1. Ramie or China grass is botanically
named " Bochmivia Tenacessiuia," of
the order "Urticacia," so that no one need
mistake it on inquiry.
2. It is neither unlike jute or hemp,
but with a bolder, crisper, yet more pli
able fibre.
3. To be got np io a proper way (I
speak of the raw material), it should be
dried, when the green becomes white.
4 The value io the green state is 35
to 40 per ton of 2240 pounds; white,
50 per too ; dressed, for mixing with
cotton and silk, 280 to 300 per ton.
5. Application Any Americans who
have visited this aide the last year or two,
may have seen our ladies wearing for
morning and walking dresses what might
appear to be a splendid French lavender
silk I American ladies, however, wonld
not fail to observe that though beautiful
to the eye, it lacked the inherent value of
silk to the touch, though superior in
every way to cotton. Did any of these
American visitors know that this silk-like
material owed ils base to their owa soil
that it was chiefly made from ramie
or China grasi and is no other in En
rope than tbe imitated and so called
"Japanese silk ?"
Sufficient, then, has been written to
demonstrate that bore is an enormous
source- of commerce open to tbe United
States that in production and process
the tbing it a veritable fact that grow
ing wild on tbe plain of the Southern
State is a fiber, which, from fruit to fru
ition, is of the magnificent value of 35
to 300 per ton. More anon.
The Amenities of Religious Journalism.
From the New York Independent
'1 be Rev. Dr. Henry M. Field (we sup
pose) bbs gone on another voyage to
Europe. At all events, the oustomary
bundle of bad Eoglisb which, io his ab
sence, gets put together, week by week,
nnder tbe name of the New York Ecan
gelist, shows juBt now the temporary
handiwork of tbe publisher who makes,
if possible, a greater failure in the edi
torial chair than he ever made in the
pnlpit Take a man who can neither
write, preach, nor keep his temper, nor
mind his own business; thrill bis bosom
day by day with a twonty years,' dyp&p
sia; jjush his brain with the hallucina
tion that his bosk-peeping mind is com.
petent to religious journalism : put a pea
in bis hand wherewith to write himself
down a Pecljaaiu ) set him like a dog in
Lis lonuel to make a pastime of snap
ping at tbe respectable people of the
neighborhood ; and then, gentle read
ers, you have a spectraia copy of 27i
Ecangdist, as it reads when Dr. Field is
Bway and Mr. Uraigbead is at home.
Usually that journal is marked by dignity,
courtesy, and amiability traits whioh it
derives from the unfailing urbanity of its
responsible cuiet. uttentimes it has a
rare touch of sparkle and vivacity, con
tributed hy tha keen and glittering pen
of bis aooompliahed wife- But when the
illustrious dune who walks about in tbe
shoes of its dull-brained publisher, seiz
ing a semi-occasional opportunity, shov-
T, shov
fins aut
els into its editorial page the
tails of his ancient and fish-like lermoos.
and fills tbe remaining gap with uoh
current scurrilities as he ueU time to
write in Pennsylvania Dutcu, w do not
kuuv a journal wuica a tvnrisuan lamny
can better afford to be vitbeat than Mr.
Craighead's 0U peculiar and occasional
oopy of The Ecangelitt- If Dr. Field is
really abtent, we presum" he will shortly
be furnishing his usual Editorial Corre
spondence; or, if thi week's steamer
ba happily broajht him home, we pre-
l.r :n . I r
sumo as win prouipiiv rroiaou air. vraig
head to the three-legged stool of hi
counting-room duties. Meanwhile, we
trust the Christian public will hay; jut'
tience.
Tbe soul of tb Pari police il a com-
pa,rat.veiy young man, named Andre
Bernard, who u.ed to be chief of tb
French detective and spies in London.
He has a truly wonderful memory,
knows most of tbe revolutionary char
acters of franee. and is very fertile and
ready in "working op" dfliult eases,
and is endowed with the most imper
turbable temperament H receive an
annual (alary of tea tboosaod francs.
He sleep and eat at the Pre lets re,
which be very rarely leaves, save on
holiday.
Louisiana is more fortunate than
Texas in ber military commander. Gen.
Rousseau, in hi report, de jaslice to
the people of Louisiana, and is sustained
by Federal oQcri before Congress.
Gen. Reynold abuse the people of
Tex, making tb most wuua and
baelee charges a;aint them, while
they have tot a friend ia Washington to
d',:nd them or do then, justice. Tt
coaeqaeoce will probe'. !y be that w
shall be condemned aad pani.hei with
out a bearing Galrftlcn Artr.
PRINTS.
PRINTS.
PRINTS.
PRINTS.
IViain Street.
BLANKETS.
BLANKETS.
BLANKETS.
BLANKETS.
John Stuart Mill in the Hons of Common.
A writer in the Economist makes these
sensible remarks and gives this pen
portrait of tbe philosopher in Parlia
ment: Mr. Mill' lingular character, which
fits bim for tome rarer tasks, unfits bim
for public. He ba written many book
of peculiar opinions, abounding in ex
ceptional conclusions, filled with difficult
argument He has a power of writing
such books which n J living Englishman
can equal ; more than any other man,
he has a style at once logical and char
acteristic; be can write you ont a sub
ject in a plain way, and yet when you
come to notice it yon feel that no other
man could have done it in that way.
But such power are thrown away in
Parliament. Mr. Mill ba not the
imagination of an illustrator, nor tb
physique of a " gladiator." He cannot
drive idea a Mr. Lowe can drive them.
He is more shrill when most excited.
1 and least impressive when he is most
earnest. Parliament understands the
singularity of his conclusions, but does
I not nndersuna tne exquisite ana rare
I acuteuess of bis arguments, A eonstitu
( ency nnderstands his best points still
J leas, and feels his oddities largely the
J effect of a long secluded life much
more. A return of the puzzle Mr. Mill
has given to the Westminster house
holder wonld be very curious and in
structive if it could be obtained. He
was elected as a sort of "unknown
deity," and now that be is known he is
rejected. We hop h will refuse Green
wich and every other constituency. The
world will gain much if he does, and if
we do not mistake be will be far happier.
It was pitiable to see tbe pale-worn face
of onr most practiced philosopher listen
ing heedfully and without break to bung
ler after bungler and blunderer after
blunderer. Mr. Mill sat as rigidly as the
speaker sits, only that he tat through
committees of the House too. One great
book would be worth centuries of such
wretchedness.
Josh Billings to Artemus Ward.
Deth has done a cruel thing lately.
Deth seldom i imparsbal. Tbat is all
that ken be sed in hi favor. He
moves his sitbe awl round the world, now
in this field, now in that Wbeat, flower,
and weeds drop, wilt and wither, for ue
sithea early and late, in city and ia town,
by tbe harthstone, and way off where the
wanderers air.
Deth has done a cruel thing lately.
Deth is seldom kind. Here a father, a
mother, a woe small tbing but month
on a visit, and there Mary and Charley
go down on a visit, in white clothes.
Deth moves; menny fields air awl bare,
for detb cut olus as well as cruel Deth
luvs to mow til bis stile.. He is old and
slick with his sickle. He mowed for
Able of old and Able of yesterday.
Deth mow strangely, and round fall
the dazy and grass, and alone snarling
stands the koarse tbissel, left for what?
Deth kan'ttell, for God ooly knows.
Deth. vou have done a cruel thine-
lately. You bave mowed where the wit
tiest oy 'en awl stood, whose words b'.ve
gone luffing awl over the world, whose
hart was as good and as soft a a mother's.
Detb, you have moved where my
friend Artemus gtoo, and Humor wears
mourning now the child of ber heart
I am ead ind very sorry.
Blind Tom Outdone.
Fiona the Yicksbur Times, December 14.1
We listened, the other evening, to
musical wonder that eclipse Blind lorn.
The wonder that we refer to, is a negro
girl, raised in Hinds county, and as a
piauist, she certainly excels anything
that we have listened ta This girl.
Emma, is about eighteen years old, is as
black as the ace of spades, and does not
know a single note, and can not spell
the simplest word. She was a house
servant, and as such was permitted to
play npon the piano. She can play any
piece, however difficult it may be, after
hearing it played, and ber accuracy and
delicacy of touch is really something
very remarkable. For the past two
years she has been employed as a field
hand, and has bad no opportunity of
playing or listening to others play. Her
performance on the piano ia astonishing,
as well for accuracy, delicacy of tonch,
and brilliancy of execution. She can
play anything she ha ever heard, with
marvelous faoility, and seem never to
weiry of tbe instrument.
We understand that it ia ta contem
plation to give our citizen an opportu
nity of hearing this musical w,nder, and
that afterward aba will tt.ake a tour
through tb United State and Europe.
A Printer U Lnok.
The Lou'sviil Lctkoerat of yesterday
says:
Mr. Wm, MeMahon, a young man en
gaged In tb printing and lithographic
establishment of Messrs. German & Bro.,
yesterday received a letter from his
father, who had just arrived at Philadel
phia, informing bin of tbe pleasant fact
that he has fallen heir te eight thousand
pounds iterling, or f40,000 in gold, from
an estate if England. Tb lucky typo
"polled ap stake" yesterday and left
for Philadelphia, bidding a last farewell
to tb " rt preservative."
This is the way a French paper chron
icle aa accident': "On Saturday aa ac
cident, whjf b might bave been attended
wiih 4 results, took place ia this city
(Paris). A bricklayer, having lost bis
balance, fell from tbe sixth story c5 a
boq. to the street. Kortanate'y two
women, who were cbatticg on the side-'
ii k, received the lethal aoan oa their
heads and brcke h s fail. 1 be brick
layer as Ukea id safe aa J aoand. Th
r.jsteaderf sLodsrrcd to think tbat bat
f jr a lucky chance tb a oc ideal would
bave coat bim hi. Ii'a. Ta two waasea
were tataotly k:iied"
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