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"00 Boxes Kingsford Fturch. 100 Tierces Hams. 100 Boxei Breakfast Bacon. 25 Tierces Refined Lard. OLIVER, FINNIE & CO. WANTED. WANTED. SITUATION BY A TOUNtl nian as Ailesmtn or travelor. Best ref erences given. Ad drees, E. S., tela office. 112 113 WANTED TO BELL A WELL RSTAB lirbed cigar and tobacco' business. Cause of selling, bad health, and want to , leave the oitjr. Apply at No. Bal street. ' 111-110 WANTED A NO. 1 FEMALE COOK, without family. Apply to 104-t BOUTHKRM Lit E INS CO, i llJAXlED-A LARGBSCliEW OR LEVER i W press tli.it w ill puuuh out holes in iron t and o:ir. A second-hand profs preferred. I VO-t- K. 3. NOHTOtf. this o!B". FOR REWT pOR RKNT. COOL AND PLEASANT ' furui.-hel rooms at 'Afl Main strotit 114 TX)K REST PIANOS FROM 83 TO W PER V nio th AilliS, UiSATllISi W., 1U7 118 Sib Muin street. IE 'OR RKNT-VROM JUNE Ht. RESI- den?e IVo. 139 Mndison street. Uroenlnw Block ; contains 12 or 14 rooms. Apply to A. O. Dennis, viuin street. 67-t L'uKHENl'-l HAVE TWO NKW HOUSES r oil Orltans street and Jefirrson axtonded. New and in complete ordor. Kent moderate. l-f A. J WHITE, jtfj Mnin St. i,hKENT-KROM Til K 1st OK APRIL, r store-howe No. 2 Howard's Row. Apply to D. b. bAUNDEKS, 41 Madison street. 12- Ij U J II ail 4 -V ' A A 'I L. -J , y 1 . ' - - . ' V tto'es and slcmnn-romns and boarding houses. McRAE. MV'SR- BNEKD, tj-t 279 Main sireot, up stairs. T?OH REM TH Dhk'IHABLS STORB JC house No. l:la Front street, tirst bouse north of E. M. Apperson Co. Apply to 155-t W. H. MOWK1C. 293 Vtnin Btreot. OK RKiMT STOKK NO. 244 FRONT ROW, lately occupied by Nathan Bros. Apply L. LAWHORN It CO.. to VA-1 S52 Front street. row SMJE FOR SALE.-TVVO FINE MIMH1-UUWB. at the lowest trurket rates. Kaoh Rives three gallons of milk duily. Apply at 88 Ex change B'reet. 111-115 UOWALK-ONK NO. 1 SET 6 B" DOUBLE jP horniss, choip Apply at o26 Front st 107-118 tj'OR SAI.E.-I1NE PIA1SO3 AND OR ' gana. Great induootne iU for oash. Sold on uionthlv payments at reduced prices. Call soon tlCilJ ; 1bK1MAVUpLCOX1 F" OR SALEAT A RICKIKICE. ABOUT thirteen thousand feet of lumber, for rafting. Apply at 2o Front streets 94-t T50R 'SALE-LOTS IN DIFFERENT POR X tionsof tnecity. Terms reasonable. Titles Herfect. JOHN OVERTON, Jr., 29-t fl4 Hccon l street. FOR SALE OR REST. C0TT Ml K OF four rooms and kitchen, in good repair, 67 Marshall avenue. App yto C. A. BEEHN, Job Printer. 2K0 M-nn street " ' "" " FOR LEASE. T7oTrUAsli-Ltf fj tions of the city, on long time and roason- ablotorms. JOHIN uvttKTUfl. JR., 20-t Wi Second street. LOST. T OST THE FIFTH AND SIXTH VOL- XJ uses of the Humphrey's Reports. Bor rower will please return same and oblige COLLIER HOUSTON. Wl 112 ( Madiron street. CONCERT. LAHT CIIANOK roi AN EASY FORTUNE ! FIFTH AND LAST GIFT CONCERT IS AID SF TBI Public Library of Ky. I J JULY 31st, 1674,. I LIST OF GIFT.. i ONE GRAND CASn GIFT $250.00 1 ONE GRAND CASH GIFT 100,000 " ONE GRAND CASH GIF!' 75.000 i ONE GRAND CASH GIFT .. tn.&O ONE GRAND CASH GIFT 25.000 i 5Cash Gifts, J),OnOeach 100,000 V 10 Cai-h GifU, 14,000 each 140,000 ( 15 Cash Gifts, 10.0M) each 150.UI0 i 20 Cash Gifts, 8,800 each 100,000 25 Cash Gifts, 4,000 each 100,000 30 Cash Gifts, 8,000 each 90,010 1 BO Cash Gifts. 2.000 each....- 100,000 100 Cash GifU, 1.000 each ... 100,000 . 240 Cash Gills, 600 each. .. 120,000 500 Cash Gilts, lHOwn 50.000 , 19,000 Cash Gifts, 60 each........ 9CO.0U0 GRAND TOTAL 20,000 GIFTS, ALL CASH....-......- J.BOO.OOO PRICE Or TIC'KKTn. Whole Ticket I 50 00 Halves 25 0 Tenths, or each coupon 5 00 11 WhoU Tickets for 00 224 Whole Ticket for 1,000 00 For Ticket or information, address tiioh. k. nii4.wi.tTrr, Agent and Manager, Public Library Building, Louisville, Ky. For full information apply to G. H. SAM UELS, No. 6 West Court street, Memphis, Tenne t-t-aw-12ii j NOTICE. ,iN MONDAY. TUB 20th OF JULY. Bk f tween the hours of 10 a m. and 2 p.m.. I will sell to the highest bidder, for ea'h. in ' front of the Mechanics' and Traders Bank: flinfl city of Holly Springs Bonds, Hi) town ef Columbus. Miss .Bonds. $liK)town of Okolona, Miss .Bonds. $500 Monroe county. Miss., Bonds All issued to the Memphi. Holly Springs, Ukolona and Sclma railroad, held by roe as collateral to secure three past due notes of the Selina, Marion and Memphis Railroad Company. C. C. GRAUAM. V PAINTING. HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER Banner painted to order. Gilding, grain ing and marbling. Xo 2! Second at., South or MadUoa " - i MORNING CLASS-13. ljTMT I f I I 42 I 63 I y I 64 I 57 1 1 1 11 I 59 Memphis. July S. 174. O R H2 . 1000 Buckets Refined Lard. 100 Pockets Lest Java Coffee. 101) Bnfc'8 best Lagnayra Coffee. JWUSIC MUsslC. THE LARGEST STOCK OF PIANOS AND Organs, tho latest and most extensive stock of sheet musie rnd all kinds of musical instruments and merchandise, and the best bargains, yon find at II. G. UOLIiEXBEKO'S MUSIC STORE, Clarlt'H 4-t 3Iartlo Block. JEWELRY. ATTENTION, LADIES ! You are invited to look at our long Rubber Chains, Fan Hold ers and Necklaces. Beware of counterfeits. The only place to get these goods genuine, and at reasonable prices, Is the JET PALACE, ' 32 Main Klreef. 102 t PUBLIC LEDGER. flfkei So. 14 Itadisoii Street. LAE6EST CITY CIRCULATION, TI-IE CITY. WrtlorfMlnw Knlnr, Julr , 1874. KAHN II FREIBERG. Clothing Department. 200 Bcer&uekcr caps 20c 100 dozen elegant lisle socks 30 large "silk umbrellas $1. 25 flue alpaca coals $'i 50. 100 fine Pauama katsj $1. How lo Kill Meniptalsi. To Landlords Charge four prices for vacant lota. Never repair your honses. Ask extortionate rents. Extend co ac commodation to purchasers, To Merchants Never advertise. Neg lect to sustain your papers. Charge high prices for your goods. To Mayor and Couscil Keep up taxes. Come down heavy on license to trades and professions. Never repair your streets and sidewalks. To Citizens Generally Be sure and buy as little in your town as you possi bly can. Send abroad for everything you need. Curse and abuse your town generally and avoid all newcomers as natural enemies. And let your papers stop. THE OTHER PLAN, Landlords Should put their rents down to a reasonable figure. Erect and keep in repair, at reasonable rents, houses upon vacant lots. If any person wants a lot to erect a shop or factory, give it to him, rather than let him go elsewhere. ' Merchants Advertise freely, sustain your town papers, and dou't be trying to injure each other. Mayor and Town Council Keep your streets in repair, maintain law and order, tax lightly upon all especially trades and professions. Citizens Sustain your government. Patronize home Institutions. Welcome new comers, especially mechanics and tradesmen. Be industrious, sober and law abiding. Cherish your schools and churches, and sustain the papers in the town, for they are vour public represen tatives, the sentinels on your watch towers. Tho Ad vanin;a Of using Dooley's Yeasts Powder are shown in its superior excellence over all others, by which elegant, light, sweet rolls, biscuits, bread, pastry, etc., can be made with very little trouble, food that can be eaten with impunity and relished by the most sensitive dyspeptic or iu. valid. It permits no waste of flour pre pared with it, and the quantity required to be nsed of Dooley's Yeast Powder is one third or one half less than those of other manufacturers. Try it and be convinced. For sale by grocers every where, eodaw Codes', Harper and all the late fash ion magazines can be found at Mans ford's; also late New York, New Or leans and Nashville papers, and all late weeklies and dailies from the prominent cities of Europe and America. Call at Mansford's for your reading matter, cor Der of Second and Monroe streets. KAHN & FREIBERG. 150 lined silk paranoia $1 25 BtLi.T Lieben, the cleverest news- d'aler in the city, has on hand all the latest papers and magazines at his stand, 236 Main street In his apartment will be found Scribner, Harper, Godey, Les lie, Atlantic and Galaxy, magazines for July; Revue de Mode and Bon Ton, for July; and Milliner and Dresbmaker for June. Also all the daily, weekly and illustrated papers. For reading matter call on Billy. TaT French John'a 2oc meals, 42 Monroe street. eod!16 LEDGER LINES. Nothing of interest in the Recorder's court or courts of record to-day. To-morrow and after owners of dogs will have to muzzle their favorites. Mr. M. Hoist has been appointed a nolary public by the County Court. At 1 o'clock this morning the ther mometer indicated ninety degrees of heat. The Howard Association, it is said, has donated ten thousand dollars to the Memphis Bethel. It is said that the Radical convention to indorse the cut and dried ticket will be held on Tuesday next. Election of the Bartlett ticket Thurs day, August Cth. The white man's can didates will come out ahead. Who will be the next Governor of Tennessee is answered by halt a dozen Mempbians as follows: "I will." Our Ledger Liner smoked one of Coleman'Bigars yesterday and found it of the pur&t brand and best flavor. Captain Bill Forrest, who shot Billy Davis recently at HotSprings, Ark., was acquitted. Davis is recovering from his wounds. WheB you see three or four defeated candidates talking together you may know that dissatisfaction is in the midst of them. Notwithstanding the melting mood of tbe weather a clothing man sold four suits of weddicg garments within the past three days. A wolf scalp-taker was paid six dol lars by the County Court yesterday, it being in proof that the wolf was killed in Shelby county. Jackson, Tennessee, has been selected as the site of the Baptist University. The State Baptist Convention will be held at Chattanooga on the 28th inst. Happy Hollow, aided by injunctions, still stands a pestilential locality and a breeder of epidemics, notwithstanding the protests of the Board of Health. There will be a brilliant Wedding in Memphis fashionable circles in a few days. Already jewelry of the purest water has been selected as bridal pres ents. Why are not the streets repaired? is a question asked by, thousands of citizens. The streets are of Jiore importance than politics, and the city government should attend to such matters immediately. The trial of negro president Swan, of the warlike Pole Bearers, will come up at the next term of the Criminal Court. The charge is obtaining money by threats at the National Cemetery celebration. The suspension of the Freedman's Savings Bank has doubled up the Mem phis branch ot the institution, leaving the negro depositors, colored societies and church organizations in the lurch. There is a split in the Radical ranks as to the nominations for county officers. The Radicals are endeavoring to get white men on their ticket, but the white man who goc-s on the ticket will stand in no' enviable position before the people. Already , aspirants for office flatter themselves that if thoy get the Radical nominations they can carry their Con servative friends with them. A bolting Conservative can only carry his own vete and his person over to the negroes. The following officers were duly in stalled in Memphis Lodge No. 0, 1. 0. 0. F., for the ensuing term: Wm. W. Hum phreys, N. G.; E. 0. Milton, V. G.; L. S. Burr, Secretary; E. F. Risk, Treasu rer. A. F. Davis, P. G., was elected representative to the Grand Lodge of Tennessee. It is rather too hot to originate items of news. Nevertheless, the overheated reporter baa to go on the grand rounds as usual. A big sensational scrape in the forenoon would be regarded as a blessing by the Ledger reporter when the thermometer shows up 92 in the shade, as it did to-day at eleven o'clock. Next Friday the General Council meets again, and the disgraceful scenes inaugurated last Monday will probably be repeated. It is understood that sev eral Couucilmen have gone into training with a view to presenting other Coun cilmen with "heads." The Common Council has become a first-class variety company. Tbe law suits on the. bond question about to be inaugurated by the Mayor .will cost several thousand dollars fur ad ditional legal assistance, to Buy nothing about court expenses. If the city is so clearly right, why is it necessary to pay a city attorney a salary and then employ legal assistance at a cost of over three thousand dollars for a single suit? The defeated candidates for office now congregateon street corners and gesticu late wildly to each other while explnin ing how the'r defeat came about. The people did not want them, and this is the true explanation of the result. No man in Shelby county has a claim for office above any other man. Office hold ing is not a birthright; it ia a favor granted by the people to some particu lar man. Ice water is dangerous to drink in hot weather, but by the following simple mode any water can be rendered as cold as ice and it can be drank without dan ger of inviting sunstroke: Let the jar, pitcher or vessel used for water be sur-1 rounded with one or more folds of coarse I cotton kept constantly wot. The evap oration of the water will carry off the heat from the inside and reduce it to a freezing point. In India and other trop ical regions where ice cannot be pro duced this is common. Thirty six hundred dollars per annum can he saved bv disrjensing with those unnecessary appendages, field officers, called police captains, whose only duty is to order tbe four sergeants to go on the grand rounds and blow whistles for somnolent policemen. But the muni cipal ring, while favoring retrenchment ostensibly, opposes every effort to cut down expenses. The city government is an expensive farce. The Exposition building will be open fur the reception of goods from the 1st to tbe 15th of Octoler, and the Exposi tion will be opened for the reception of visitors from the 15th of October to the 15th of .November. Take out the old music-box and employ a good band during the Exposition. . That old rattle trap, called a music-box of twenty band power, proved a nuisance last fall; it is an 'unmusical humbug that should be split up for kindling wood. Something New. A first-class FLOR DE FUMARcigar, whieh was formerly sold for 12Jc each, can be had of COLEMAN for 8J cents at the KOSA COSCIIA DEPOT, 200 Main St., near Wanhlngtoii. Military Holler. Captain Harris' company, now organ izing, will meet at ICO Front Row this evening at 8 o'clock. Captain Buhler s company will meet at the Gayoso House to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock, Knilroad Aceldeul. Last Sunday morning tbe down train over the Louisville road ran over a man named Biggert,two miles north of Hum boldt. He was seen in Humboldt on Saturday, the 4th, was celebrating the day, and was intoxicated when he left town late in the evening. Next morn ing his body was found, he having been run over and killed as above stated. The Sunday morning outgoing train over the same road, on leaving Milan, ran over an obstruction, but no damage was done. The obstruction was ,a heavy piece of timber, which was securely fastened to the track by some villain. The train bumped over the obstruction, but fortunately did not leave the track. New ClrnprN. Frrali Peacbea, Received dally, by 117 OUTER, riSXIEA CO. A lot of extra fine beef tongues just received. Lytle & Shields, 1141 218 Main street. Trt French Monroe Btreet. John's 25c meals, 42 eodll6 The Next Election. The next elections will be of absorb ing interest, but the next Grand Gift Concert of the Public Library of Ken tucky will be of still more absorbing interest. $2,500,000 to be distributed in cash gifts will interest ticket-holders more intensely than ever the elections The chance for 20,000 gilts, and among them such gifts as $250,000, $100,000, $75,000., $50,000, etc., is a more personal thing than ordinary election results. For full information apply to O. H. Samuel, No. C West Court street, Mem phis, Tennessee. For the next alxly day photos will be taken at Hoj.lon's Ktr lint- lery at 9S psr dmeu. 115 Wb are daily receiving liberal con signments ef peaches and all other fruits in season. Lytle A Shields, 114 218 Main Btreet, Trt French John's Monroe street. 25c meals, 42 eodllS KAHN & FREIBERG. Elegant ICoiuan striped 8 loch sash ribbon 75c. Kew Mrraphls Theater. Parties desiring to rent the theater for single nights will apply to L. & E. Leh man, No. 20 Madison street. 112 Pissexoers Going West via the Mem phis and Little Rock railway will bear in mind that they get a first-class supper at Brinkley's, seventy miles from Mem phis. 122 At 105 Beal street, Harry Mellersh'a news stand, can be found all the leading periodicals of the day, including the celebrated fashion magazine Bow Bells, published in London. All the pictorials can also be had at this neat little estab lishment. Borgi'ETS 100-125 . and cut flowers at Craig's. Go to Jimmy Corwin's news stand in the Bethel block for the latest newspa pers, magazines, etc. The Rosa Concha, A first class Spanish cigar, for FIVE CEXTS, At the ROSA CONCHA DEPOT, Main street, near Washington. 2H0 Whittaser's celebrated hams are always to be found at Ltti.e Shields', 114 218 Main street. Trt French John' 25c meals, 42 eodllS Monroe street Gone to the Country, The Courier-Journal photographs Memphis life iu the following racy sketch: The people who mean to leave town .l2?' &nd be hanged to them! The jaded nirt of last winter, who declared with many a weary " heigh ho " that life, that is love making, wag a burden to her, and talked romantically of a convent, has touched up her summer finery and is disporting herself as lumin ously at the springs as erst she did at Memphis. The young gentleman with the striped reeches and the check stomacher, who bore such striking resemblance to the jack of club, and made such frantic efforts to turn himself up. at all social gatherings. is off pursuing bis vocation with the confident hope ot, picking up an heiress before tbe season closes. 1 he jolly little widow, who was equally roady to dance or cry, and who always looks Sii neat and trim, bar taken her deceased husband two fat n c-ces with ber, and the party is having a high old time by the seaside; tbe brats having been prov idently left at home with grandma. The solemn old gentlemen who play whist; the somber old ladies who knit; the flashy bucks who affect field spurts; nil, all that are going, are gone. 1 be town is left in the possession of its solid and good people. Those of us who remain are beautiful and pnre the bone and sinew of the community. We taste the sweets of duty done; each day sees U9 rise with the lark, work with th busy bee and go to sleep like angels to dream of paradise. Is it warm? Yes, truly, at tims it ia ex treme sultry; but what care we? We cool ourselves within tbe broad shadows which spread about our virtues. In the city there are no gnats nor wood-ticks, nor bees nor briers, nor fleas nor flies, nor lice nor lizzards, nor anything but fentle and self-sacrificing affections, hose that remain slnv their fingers to tbe bone in order that those who are gone may enjoy themselves. Sweet thought! The town is lull of poetry and love. See the twittering caterpillars as they glide softly among the leafy boughs, leaping, like elephants, from limb to limb; the picturesqe water-cart as it moves through the street as musical as the nightingale; the street car, so mys terious and so silent, reminding one of the mountain torrent that finds its home in the deep solitudes of the setting tun; do they not nrouse the soul of the dray-driver and the clerk of tbe corner grocery into a sublime ecstasy? And shall we, home-bound as we are by the sacred ties of inipecuniosity, shall we murmur when we gaze with eagle glance and demoniac stare about us and behold these gnrgeous manifestations of our ever-present city tax collector? No; from every sewer and ash-pile the answer comes in thunder tones. We are not disturbed by the roar of the ocean. We need not go for a walk in the forest. If we have any love-making to do we do it on the front steps; and, in lien of water, have we not our own reinvigorating and cooling Bourbon? Then there are the beer gardens. m Housekeepers can always find a choice article of roasted coffee at Lytle k Shields'.' They are the only grocers in the city that roast and grind by steam power. 114 Five hundred cords dry slab wood at $1 50 per cord at our mill. 137 Vesable St Rawlinos. Harry F. Mellkrsh's news stand, 1G5 Beal Btreet, is in full blast. All the popular literature of the day, including Bow Bells, constantly on hand.- 19t FRENCH WOMEN IS PRISON. The Parla Prlaon of St. laiai and I F.mtteen Ilnnilrrd Female Prlioiiera. Correspondence of the Graphic. 1 Paris, May 20. The difficulty ol gain ing admission as a visitor to the prisons and asylums of Paris is so great the ef fort is only undertaken by the very strong minded of either sex. If one is a foreigner he must first get a letter of recommendation frcTm bis ambassador. This letter must b6 presented to the pre fect of police, who resides somewhere in the palais de justice, and nay be found in the course of half a day if one has the courage and strength to be sent from pillar to post, from one office to another, upstairs and down stairs, two or three times around the palais, and finally ie taken up by a lobbyist, who, by dint of questioning, becomes convinced that you do wish to visit the " Conciergerie," and leads you to some one invested with suf ficient authority to give you a pass. Such was my experience, and to fortify the remnant of my undertaking, for I was curious to know the French method of treating female sinners, I attached a brave and noble hearted Irish lady to my cause, and we set out for St. Iizre, the one prison for women of all ages and degrees of crime iu Paris. It was a perfect spring day, with the air lull ot sunshuie, when we passed through the Port St. Denis and reached tbe prison. Although the complete sep aration of male and female prisons, and, of course, prisoners, is made so grand a feature in the French system that the mothers with male infants oc cupy a distinct apartment from those with girl babies, yet tbe keeper of the keys who conducted cs through the pris on was a man. All the other olhcials were women a sort of nun regiment, attired in long, dark woolen dresses, with drapery of black and blue flowing from the head, and lighted up with the conventional white bead bands and im mense collars. The prison, enormous in extent, ia an old building, decrepit, excellent for a lite killer, disastrous for an abode of human or inhuman being-", high walls, open courts planted "with trees, balus traded stairways, dormitories lull of sin gle beds, workrooxs, large eating room, a pretty chapel for the " sisters," and an ugly one for the prisoners, all cleanly kept but permeated everywhere in in firmaries, dark low passages, eating, sleeping and working rooms, with an atmosphere that makes a person at once ill. What a contrast between the 5plen did churches, the peerle9 boulevards, the magnificent bridges, the royal pal aces and the female prison of the trench capital! The prison consists of divisions and subdivisions. There is the compart ment for those arrested who await their trial; that of the tried and condemned who wear the convict s dress, a dark striped flannel dress, a coarse white cap that ouly reaches to the back of the earo, and nnder which the uncut hair is tucked; tbe compartment of young girls placed there by their parents lor cor rection;" another for girls of the town, and still another for old and infirm men dicants, Tbe subdivisions are made with regard to the aires of the criminals, the children ranging in years from seven to sixteen being by themselves, and the others grouped accordingly. hagerly 1 looked tor the means em ployed to elevate and benefit the young girls, many of whom had been picked up for being lost in the streets, or for begging, or for having been ungovern- able at home. I asked one of tbe sis ters" to tell us what they did to inspire the girls with honest motives, and to help them to be strong against tempta tion. " Oh, we teach them to read and write and to learn the catechism, and they attend mass and sing and sew." 'I suppose you know the history of each one, and something of her trials and teoiptatiousV" "Oh, no; we know what she was put in here for and how long she has to stay." The prisoners all rise to their feet when a visitor enters, like a lot of school girls. They wear a hardened, unimpres Bible look, especially those under thirty years of age, that was fearfully notice able. Out of tbe fourteen hundred I saw was hut one who bad a face that could be called handsome. She was an English woman, and of all the women I ever talked with decidedly the most hardened and unrcgenerative. "But what .are you doing here?" I asked. " You look like a gentlewoman.". "Oh, I ami" she replied coolly. "I belong to an excellent family. My father is a surgeon and my husband is a commercial agent;" and she twirled a wedding ring on a pretty' band. "But why do they allow you to be kept in this place?' . Oh. they don t know it; I wouldn t have my friends know I was here for the world. Because I won't tell who I am, and am here in France without a. pass port, is why I am here." Un, that in all nonsense; nobody asks for your passport in France. You did something; what was it?" Twisting her hands with a dramatic air, she shrugged her shoulders with, " Oh, I couldn't tell you, it was bo dreadful! You remember the Lady Faulkner's case? Well, it was like that." Lady F. had been arrested for shop lifting. "But why should you steal? , You never had need, I'm sure." " Oh, no. I have all I waut. All my wants are supplied. It was a misunder standing you know;" and with a misera ble laugh she made a grand curtsy and ran away a woman to organize a band of robbers, capable of any crime, and will commit a misdemeanor tbe moment she shell be out of jail. After our talk with her we came across two other English speaking prisoners, one a good faced English woman wha bad not yet had her trial, and who, with tears in her eyes, declared she would never again be caught in St. Lazare; the other was a Boston woman of Irish descent, whose husband, an American, was also it) prison. She, too, had been ar rested for theft; it was so hard to live in Paris when one did not have plenty. A kind Englishwoman had been in the prison and had taken her btJby out and placed it in the country. The English clergymen never came there to visit the firison, and it was very rare a French ady came there as a visitor, she said. However, they were well enough treated; allowed to receive and write letters, and had books ta read. Upon inquiry we learned that the ma jority of the women and girls are arrested for misconduct and tbefl. Often months pass by before they receive trial. If condemned to a term exceeding a year they are sent to New Caledonia or some one of the French colonies. They tell about a man in Maine who refused to get up and light tbe fire, and as his wife said she wouldn't they re mained in bed thirty-seven hours before the matter was settled. Our sympathies are, of course, with the woman, and we may be permitted to entertain a regret that it did occur to her to perform a great deed ef self sacrifice upon this oc casion. How noble and beautiful would have been tbe example set her husband, bow touchingly would she have made him feel his meanness, if she had risen, we say, and made a fire under tbe bed, in order to rout him out all of a sudden! A woman who throws away such a chance as that is false to her duty and to ber sex. At the last corrida de toros at Madrid, a f urious bull, after having broken divers arms and ribs and trampled on several picadores, seized upou the unfortunate eBpada, Jose Macbio, whilst he was thrusting his sword into the bull's seek, and tossed him high up several times. The torero was picked up frightfully wounded by the horns of the boll, and his recovery is despaired of. The taste of the population for this cruel pastime, said to be invented by the monarchy, is so deeply rooted that it would be idle to expect that the republic should be able to do away with these savage exhibi tions. This is the way they do things over at Allentown, Pennsylvania. They have a floral fair which is to end on Saturday next, and during its continuance Prof. Pierce, aeronaut, has his balloon in flated, and lets passengers tip from one hundred to five hundred feet for the con sideration of one dollar. An accident insurance agent is tlso present, who will insure the life of each ascensioniBt in the sum of tbree thousand dollars each for twenty-five cents, so that in case of disaster the heirs of deceased have some substantial consolation. We are reconciled to the large stories that come from California of large edi tions of tho products ol the vegetable and minernl king'iums, but it requires a good stretch of the imaginalion to be lieve that in Sacramento gnats appear in cloudy masses so thick tbftascoop through them of the ordinary sized bucket might catch a quart of the in sects, and six Kot pedestrian are com pelled to stor-p in order to p" under them. Yet this ia what PaPfr gravely claims lo be a f'-'- Since a Mini-onri pasture after the caws, and there, lost her speecb, unrlj """J men in tbe neighborhood are sending their wives to'the pasture after tbe cows. Such men should" go to grass them selves ,V'rrir"Vii lltrald.