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700 Boxes KI ngsfora Starch. 100 Tierces Hamg. 100 Boxes Breakfast Bacou. 1 23 Tierces Refined Lard. OLIVER, FINNIE & CO. im-t ANNOUNCEMENTS. For t'onnly Trustee. FELIX W. ROBERTSON li a candidate for County Iruitoe bolore the people oi oneiur oounty. meotlon WursUay, Auguat o. i" Clerk of tba Criminal t'ourt. Mkmphib. April 23. 1874. Vmrnp T.rniDT knnnunCB IBVBelf as candidate fur Clerk of the Criminal Court of Memphis. Electioa i Aogusi, in. 4i tn T. H. AYHES. LOST. T OST-A MALACCA CANE WITH IVORY IJ handle and band of si ver, ena-raved " (J. W. Gift." tinder will be rewarded by leav ing it at Memiahis Gas Light oflioe, 42 Madison street. 121123 C. M. COLLlhK. WANTED. TTANTED A LARGE SCREW ORLEVER VV preaa that will punch out holes in iren and oara. A second-hand press preferred. 0-t K. J. NUKTi'V, thin office. FOR RENT. FOR RENT RESIDENCE KU sou suit till street. For partioulars Inquire of Wm. Ruffin, No. 5V, Madison atreet. 121-t FOR RENT FROM SEPTEM BERIst, THE whole or any part of a store-house on Main atreet, centrally located. Address ,121-132 A, Ledger office. FOR RENT-DWELLING HOUSE NO. 102 Uill street, corner Robeaon; new and in good order. Apply at 31 Adama at. 121-126 TOR RKNT-124 COURT POSSESSION L given beptemner 1st. OlJlCUli'tJi inb. M. UOCHKTAPTER. 250 Main at. 117-T FOR RENT-RAMSEY PLACE A FEW hundred yards north of " Brick Church " in Chelsea, near street oara- House baa 6 or 7 rooms, three aoies of land, plenty of fine lruit, vegetables, good cittern water, large ,tO-J0.fN'yc!BRID8E8, City 3.11. FOR RENT COTTAGE, THREE ROOMS and panlry In suburbs. Lot tf2jrt08; home new: rent low. . . ... ft-CAtYV 1 16-121 No B Madison atreet. FOR RENT ELEGANT OFFICES AND -aleepihg-rooma, with all the modern Im provements, in the Plantera Ineuranoe Build ing. Nob. 39 and 41 Madison atreot. Apply at office Plantera Insurance Company- T F OR RENT COTTAGE NO. 108 MARKET street. Apply a U'J. iiJ-i FOR RENT A DESIRAL'LE BRICK residence of ten rooms, situated at Ne. 81 Linden street! occupants leaving for the sum mer. Will rent low to a aood tenant. 8oine boarders In the house who wish to remain. Inquire at 79 Linden street 113-t FOR RENT FROM JUNE 1st. RESI dence No. 139 Mudison street, Greenlaw Block ! contains 12 or 14 rooms. Apply to A d. Dennis, Zli Main street. ,67-1 FOR RENT-FROM THE 1st OF APRIL, store-house No. 2 Howard's Row. Apply to V. V. DAlljNii,ttO, 1 aiaaison su-eoi. 12-t FOR RENT-COTT AO ES, OFFICES, store and sleeping-rooms and boarding bouses. MoRAE, MYERs k BNEKD, -f 279 Main street, np stairs. F0K RENT STORK NO. 244 FRONT ROW. lately S1&"i-c&l 24-f 32 Front strnet. OR 8AL.E. FOR 8ALE-A 7-OCTAVO LOUIS XIV. style Checkering piano, at a reduced price, at 375 Main street, Jackson Block. 121-126 FOR SALE-PIANOS, ORGANS AND Mu sical merchandise generally. Tuning and repairing promptly attended to at 375 Main street. 121-1 FOR SALE. FINE PIANOS AND OR; gans. Great inducements for cash. Sold on monthly payments at reduced prices. Call soon. UOtitJ MEKR1M AM A WILLCOX. FOR SALE AT A SACRIFICE, ABOUT thirteen thousand feot of lumber, for rflftingjnilyeronjhjtr CONCERT. SECOND AND LAST GRAND GIFT CONCERT lie xm or the Masonic Relief Association OF NORFOLK. VA., Thursday, September 3, 1874. THIS ENTERPRISE IS CONDUCTED BY the Masonie Relief Association, of Nor folk, Va., under authority of vhe Virginia Legislature (act passed March 8, 1873). for the purpose of raising funds to complete the Ma sonio Temple now in oourse of erection in Norfolk. 00,000 TICKKT-O0 CASH GIFTS $850,000 O O ! TO BE GIVE AWAT 1 A New Feature, To-wit! A Gift is Guaran teed to one of every ten Consecutive Numbers. LIST OF GIFTS. One Grand Cash Gift of One Grand Cash Gift of .... One Grand Cash ift of One Grand Cah Gift of One Grand Cash Gift of . One Grand Cash Wift of One Grand Cash Gift of ... 15 Cash Gilts of IWOeach $30,000 .. .. 2i,000 20,00 lil.WW 5.OW0 2.510 2,0(10 15,(00 14,0(10 ... 10,750 ll.AV) 25,0110 ........ 28.900 50.000 Sii Cash Hilts or woeacn, 43 Cash Gi(tsf 79 Cash Gifts of 2MI Cah Gilts of 578 Cash Gifts of 5tXX) Cash Gifts of 2S0 each ... . 1 () each ltK) ech ...... 50 each 10 each ...... 6000 CASH GIFTS, aggregating 1250,000 Whole Tickets. 110; Half Tickets. 5: Quar ter licket. 12 60: Eleven Whole Tickets or Twenty-two Half Ticket for $100. No dis count on less amount. Xtt Individual Benefits. This Concert is strictly for MASONICpur- f oses, and will be conducted with the same iberalitv. honesty and fairness which char acterised the first entr, rise. JOHN L. ROPER, President. For Tickets and Oircnlars giving full infor- natien, address, Ilenry V. Moore, Hocretary, MASONIC RELIEF ASSOCIATION. KORFOLK, YIKCil.MA aa- Agents Wanted Everywhere. 114-TH-9 HOTEL. KEOPEMNG AT RALEIGH. THE UNDERSIGNED BEGS TO .INFORM His friends and the poMie generally that . l J .1 i'i,hll lllll SK with Cottages a lj.-ining. all situated on the brow of the nil! overlooking in pprius . furnished and thornoghly renovated. j o connection with the Franklin House.1 Sn-t M. McKEOGH, Proprietor. 1000 Backets Refined Lard. 100 Pockets best Jara Coffee. 100 Bags best Laguayra Coffee. INSURANCE PLANTERS (FIRE AND MARINE) Insurance Company OF MEMPHIS, TEO. Office lu the Coinpanj's Building, 41 MADISON STREET. OFFICERS : D. T. TORTER, President D. II. TOWNSEXD, TIce-Prtsldent W. A. GOODMAN, Secretary JOHN G.LONSDALE, Jr., Asst. Sec'y DIRECTORS: D T Porter, A O Trn.rlvAtl. W B Gal breath, R A Allison, S 11 Brooks, R L Coffin. G V Rainbaut, 7 M Goodbar, B Eiseman, N R Sledge. 114-zix-34 John C Fiier, G 11 Judah, D II Townsond, A J White. W L Radford. MUSIC. 31US1C. THE LARGEST STOCK OF PIANOS AND Organs, the latest and most extensive stock of sheet music rnd all kinds of musical instruments and merchandise, and the beet bargains, you find at .11. G. IIOIXEJi BERG'S ' MUSIC bTORE, Clark's 4 Marble Blocl:. JEWELRY. ATTENTION, LADIES I 10,000"WOBTI1 or SOLID GOLD AND OTHER GOODS Iff MY LINK AT C OST ! C6NSIDERING'ITHE DULL TIMER, I have made the following immense reduc tions in aolid Gold Goods: Onyx anl Goltl Sets $25. Old price 140. Coral Rose Sets $1S to $10. Old price $25 to $75. Plain Gold Sets 13 to $10. Old price $20 to $75. Beautiful Gold Plated Seta, which I warrant to wear ae well as Bold, from S4 to S10. Solid Gold Ear Rings. Pine and Finger Rings. Also Gold Watches and Clocks in all styles. Opera Chains, Rolled Plated Watch Chains, Necklaces. Lockets, and a large lino of Fancy Goods will be sold 25 per cent, less than ever before. JET PALACE, 320 Rfala Street, X. nOESCHEK, Agent. iifi-t ' CIGARS. SMOKE DOC tored imitations I when you can get 1 u ,.ui:akuj an uiu bpwmihusu cigar like the "Jim Fisk " brand. Try the latest "Con chas de Kegalo." The trade supplied. PItANK & OES8A.UEH. Proprietors. SO. SOO MAIM STREET. ' 114-140 PUBLIC LEDGER. 9Hcj t 9o IS Vadlsoa Street. LARGEST CITY CIRCULATION. THE CITY. MiSMPHIBi Halnrday Evcnlnax, J ills IS, 1974. Church Nerrices To-Morrow. Union Street Presbyterian Church, near Marshall avenue Services 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. by Rev. A. Shotwell. Sabbath school, 9:30 a m. Memphis Bethel Services in Exchange building, entrance on Exchange street, every Sabbath at 11 a.m. by Rev. Geo. Hadell, pas tor. Sunday school, 2:30 p.m.; N. W. Speera, superintendent. Linden Street Christian Church Com mnnion, 10:30 a.m.; preaching by Rev. David Walk at 11 :15 a.m. and S p.m. First Baptist Church (Second street, near Adama)-SerrieM at 11 a.m. and I p.m. by Rev. G. A. Lofton, pastor. Central Baptist Church Services 10 : 30 a.m. and 8:15 p.m. by Dr. Landrum, pastor. Sab bath school, 9 a.m. Second Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Vance atreet Services at 8:15 p.m. hy Rev. J, M. Habbert. Central Methodist Church Services by E. C. Slator'at 10:30 a.m. Subject " Teuiper ance." y KAKN & FREIBERG. 250 line alpaca eoatu, 2 50. Cohen ia the cheapest batter 223 Main street 123 Pexger.i Goiso West via the Mem phis and Little Kock railway will bear in mind that they get a first-class gnpper at Brinkley'i, seventy miles from Mem phis. 122 II A II1AT 111! II IE I U LEDGER LIXES. Nothing new in the Recorder's Court or courts of record to-day. Bartlett barbecue next Tuesday5; spe cial trains to carry visitors from Mem1 phif. Look out for imported negjo voters from Mississippi and. Arkansas on the Cth of August. ' . Hundreds of dogs went to the spirit world last night in obedience to the muzzling ordinance. 'The dirt streets are all right, thanks to the summer season; but what has been done to the paVed streets? Nothing. The first bale of Texas cotton, grade good middling, sold in New Yorfc for thirty-Bix cents per pound yesterday. The whistling and daody Captain of Police goes for the " nigger ticket with the hope that something may turn np lot him. The reporter who furnishes a column or more of items in these distressingly dull times deserves the thanks ot the reading public. The different companies of the Bluff City battalion will assemble at their respective halls on aionday evening in order to be mustered into service. Where is B. Lewis? ' " One blast upon ta bugle born were worth one thousand men," promised from the Irish ranks by the sell-out Irish Radical nominees of the civil rights party. Quite a number of negroes in Mem phis, and especially in the country dis tricts, are kicking against the sell out to Winters, Davis & Co., made by the Fed eral office-holders and seekers of the bluffs. A crazy white woman is confined in the Adams street station-house. It is a shame that the county has made no pro vision for the care of the unfortunate lunatics. The station-house is no place for these unfortunates. ' The great love of the Radicals for the negro is shown by the swindling of negro depositors by the Freedmen's Savings Bank. The money went to the parent branch at Washington, and there it was loaned out to leading Radicals and lost. Two lively horse trotB were bad over the Memphis Trotting Park Association course yesterday afternoon. The favor ite was badly beaten, and the takers of " short herse" pools filled their pockets at the rate of three dollars to seventy- five. At the Tenth ward meeting last night committee consisting of George B. Elliott, Z. J. Goodwin, Shaw, 8. II. Pope and John Strahl'was appointed to consider the feasibility of having a grand torchlight procesaiia between now aid the 6th of August. ' ' It is generally conceded that the Ledg er is doing more goad work for the Bartlett ticket than any of its cotempo- ranes. ine ledger goes into tne ngnt for the white man with a determination to win and crush the negroized Radical party into the dirt, where it legitimately belongs. The Irish wing of the negroized Rad ical party is exercised about that boast made in the convention that Davis would secure ore thousand Irish votes for the "nigger" ticket and tbatMulvihill would do equally as well. Stuff t The Irish people of Memphis cannot be traded to negroes by wholesale. , The wedding epidemic has broken out suddenly in Memphis, and so fiercely does it rage that no man knows one day whether or not he will be a married man before morning. Wedding cards are floating around hence milliners and clothing men are exceedingly happy. Memphis is bound to have an epidemic' of some kind every summer. There is another row in the fire de partment, owing to a late appointment made by the Mayor to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Captain James Stokes. The new appointee was passed over the heads of the men to whom pro motion was due by rank end ability be cause the new appointee was a worker in the negroized Radical party. The most amusing thing in the politi cal world of Memphis is the effort made by Jim Smith, of the Tenth ward, to beat the Bartlett nominee for the office of Clerk of the First Circuit Court. James should run for the office of constable, and even then his aspirations would be curtailed by almost any opponent. As a ward politician at a negro meeting " Jeems " may be a success, but to that he should confine his stupendous abilities and capacity. ' The nominees of the Radical Conven tion are giving themselves no trouble about the heavy bonds they would be compelled to give were they elected, they well knowing that they will never be placed in a position to be called upon for such. They are making a fight to keep the negroes from abandoning the party and going over to their best friends, the white people of Memphis. Not a man of them believes that he stands a ghost of a chance ot election. Major J.. W. Eldridgc, brother to the Southern gentleman who made that civil rights speech and received( as a reward the nomination for Bartlett Court Clerk at the "nigger" convention, made an eloquent speech in the Tenth ward lost night ia favor of the Bartlett nominees. Major Eldridge is a gentleman of talent, and is for the white man in every eon- test. He will address his fellow citizens throughout the city and county during the campaign. , Two well known leaders of Memphis society engaged in a personal difficulty in a hack a few nights since, which re sulted in a little choking, and since in a passage of notes looking toward the code duello. The matter is kept quiet in dueling circles, but, like other things, it will out. We understand that the dif ficulty has not as yet been amicably settled and that it may possibly result in a visit to Mississippi or Arkansas. The correspondence will no doubt be published in due time. A newspaper astronomer in the Chi cago Tribune asserts that the comet is moving in a parabolic curve. This is not true. Comets travel on tne curve known as the. ellipse, which is a figure known in conic sections, and is formed by the intersection of a plane passing obliquely through the opposite sidds of a cone. A comet moves in elliptical or bits having two foci, and describes equal areas in equal times. A parabola is a conic section formed by cutting a cone by a plane parallel to one of its sides, whi;h is a very different figure from the ellipse. The comet will be nearest the earth on the 22d, and then it will start off into space, not to return; probably, for centures, a fact which our readers will remember nntil it again makes its appearance. We would like to inquire of Messrs. Davis and Mulvihill when the Irish Americans of Memphis became sup porters of the civil rights bill? The political firm of Winters, Davis, Mulvi hill & Co. cannot barter away their fellow-countrymen of the white race to Shaw, Garrett, Lewis & Co. This latter firm is out for civil rights on the plat form of the Nashville negro convention, and not one of the nominees on the Radical ticket will dare to address a negro meeting and state that he opposes the passage of the civil rights bill. Knowing the Irish citizens of Memphis as we do, it is but justice to them to as sert that they will not support any civil rights candidate, but that they will vote solid for the Bartlett nominees. Those of our white fellow citizens who intend voting the "negro" ticket must admire the political complexion of Vicks- burg, Mississippi, which city is thor oughly under negro domination. The city and county are represented in the Legislature by five ignorant negroes and two white, men. The Sheriff, County Treasurer, Circuit Clerk, Chancery Clerk, Coroner, and Mayor are all ,nei groes. In the Board of Supervisors there are four negroes .and one' white man, while the magistrates and consta bles are nearly all of shady color, Memphis has a negro Wharfmaster, bas five negro Councilmen and a city gov ernment inclined negroward, notwith standing the fact that 'such government was elected by independent white voters who are not, never were, and never will be Radicals. 5. R. C. Cbleinan'8 Rosa Concha Cigar Depot, 0O Slain utreet, Wear Washington InburaanlCy. Yesterday a man was found near the Charleston depot in an insensible and moribund condition. He was carried to the Adams street station-house. Station- house Master Mulroy hired a wagon and sent the dying man to the City Hospital, and gave the driver a note to the steward stating that the man was a Swiss, was dying, and that a permit from the mas-' ter-at-arms of the city wonld be fur nished in the morning. The man was taken out to the Hospital, but was re fused admission because no permit was forthcoming. The steward, or whatever person was in charge of the Hospital, sent the dying man back to the station house, where he was searched, and in his pocket was found a permit from the Mayor to go the City Hospital. II at tempted to walk there, but fell on the way. Red tapeism often leads to inhu manity, and so in this instance the per- son in charge oi me iiospiuu buouiu have received the sick man on the written statement of the station house keeper. There is such a thing as obey ing the letter of the law too literally, and by so doing commit a wrong against society and humanity. Jinny Corwlo. This live newsman has the latest dai lies, weeklies, etc., to be had in the mar ket. Attention to Ordera. Headquarters Blcst Citt Battalion, July 18, 1874, J Speoial Order No. . The companies of the battalion will assemble for muster Bt their respective balls on Monday, July 20lh, at eight p.m. Every man must be present. 122 J. W. CoorsR, Majsr Com'g. The Cleburne Guards, Bluff City Bat talion, will assemble Monday, July 20th, at seven p.m. at Grady's wagon yard, next to No. 4 engine house. All pereqns wishing to join are invited to atteud. 122 I. D. Coxawav has opened a real estate, rental and - collecting agency at No. 10 Madison street, and solicits the patronage of the public. 123 Cometaryainflaence. It has been suggested that the fiery, untamed comet, seen nightly in the northern heavens, is the cause of the marriage fever which has broken out in this city. The tail of the comet is said to be composed of curious properties of light and matter, which, when coming in contact with our atmosphere, changes it in so strange a manner that the residents on this orb are affected in a most mysterious way. The inhaling of the atmosphere, changed as it is at present with cometary matter, is said to produce insanity and its sequence love between the belles and beaux. Those who desire to investigate the subject of love and marriage, curiously and philosophically, are respectfully referred to a" perusal of "Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, work containing a vast amount of curious lore, and one which is hardly ever read except by scholarly people who have the leisure to follow the 'author in his som bre yet philosophic and laughable musines. Indeed. Burton's ereat lit erary work is of the same character as those curious productions written by Rabslisis, although not so objectionable in expression. But our Ledger Liner is wandering off into literary pastures which the average reader never was known to visit; so to return to our mutton. The aerial stranger is very popular among young lovers at present, and they never tire of a heav enly hunt, but endure with astonishing resignation the constantly recurring col lisions consequent npoa the sudden movement cf their heads in opposite directions. And so it is with the Mem phis young people, who, with lorgnette in hand, repair to the front porch to gaze at. the celestial vagabond which now trails it through the northern sky. Now and then the young fellow is sure he sees it, and then in the excitement of the moment he passes his arm around his companion's neck, and with his arm nnder her chin raises her face toward that part of the starry firmament where he thinks he has discovered the celestial wanderer. Full of enthusiasm, the girl remains gazing in this position long and earnestly, the silver moonlight illumi nating her countenance with an angelie charm, and suggesting the idea that she herBelf might be a beautiful star, moulded into human form and sent npon the earth for the delectation of mankind. But the hoarse voice of either the pater or mater familias breaks the silence and pierces the gloomy shadows of the gar den: " Kate, it is ten o'clock," and the charm is broken. KAHN & FREIBERG, 169, 171 and 173 Main street, Corner Poplar, Manufacturers and pioneers la selling cheap hair braids and switches. The rush con tinues; prices still the same. Nice real hair switches, fjl. Beautiful real hair braids, $1 50. Elegant Italian hair braids, $2 SO. Extra fine real French braids, $1. Do Not Delay. The timid and procrastinating never get anything or accomplish anything. Fortune favors the brave, prompt and enterprising man. The lucky holders of tickets which will draw prizes in. the Fifth Gift Concert of the Public Library of Kentucky will be lucky simply be cause they will have been bold and prompt. The 31st of July is close at hand. Sewannee Honnialn, Teas. First-class board by the day or month. Terms 145 per month. Apply to W. A. Gibscm. 125 Billy Liebkk, the news dealer of this city, has received Harper, Godey, Leslie, Demorest and Ballou's magazines for August, as well as a full supply of late illustrated literary and daily papers. Call on kirn at 236 Main street. Godet,-Harper and all the late fash ion magazines can be found at Mans ford's; also late New York, New Or leans and Nashville paper 3, and all late weeklies and dailies from the prominent cities of Europe and America. Gall at Mansford's for your reading matter, cor ner of Second and Monroe streets. The best hats at Cohen's, 223 Main 123 street. KAHN & FREIBERG. 300 pain childrens kid ankle ties, 30c. Bouquets 100-125 and cut flowers at Craig's, Harry F. Mellersr's news stand, 105 Beal street, is in full blast. All the popular literature of the day, including Bow Bells, constantly on hand. 19t Five hundred cords dry slab wood at tl 50 per cord at our mill. 137 Vesable & Rawlixos. Scmmer hats at 10 pr cent, above cost at Cohen's, 223 Main str"'.. 123 "I confess," says Spurgeon, "I never had the ability to manage a small church. Thev are like those canoes on the Thames you must not sit that way or the other, or do this thing or that thing, lest you should be upset. I happen to have a church like a big steamboat, and whether J walk here or there tny weight will not npet it. If a big fellow thinks himself to be somebody, his importance vanishes when he joins a big church like mine." ' THE MORDAUNT CASE. II In to rj and Present Condition of tola Cause Celebre. From London Correspondence N. Y. Tribune. There have been ' of late years few more pleasing illustrations of the uncer tainties of English law and morals than the Mordaunt case. It was famous when first beard; it has suddenly become fa mous again by tbe decision of the House of Lords given the other day. Lady Mordaunt, you may still remember, was a great beauty; one of several sisters, " also great beauties, ot good birth, and better connections. When she married Sir Charles Mordaunt there were plenty of candid friends who predicted trouble, for reasons not necessary to be repeated. The trouble came soon enough, first in the shape of scandals, then of a divorce uii orougnt oy the husband against bis wife, with some well known names figu ring a co-respondents the names, that is, of those with whom Lady Mordaunt was alleged to have committed adultery. Before the cause could be heard, a plea of insanity was filed by Lady Mordaunt's friends as a bar to the petition for di vorce, and Lord Penzance, then Judge of the Divorce Court, directed the ques tion of insanity to be first tried. Upon that interim hearing the merits and de merits of tbe case were much gone into; there was, in fact, such a dish of scandal set before London society as quickened the appetite of the most worn out old prefligate you could meet. Royalty came in for its share, as, to do it justice, it generally does. The Prince of wales went into the witness box and swore that his friendship with Lady Mordaunt was in all honor and propriety, and Mr. Sergeant Ballan tine resisted the greatest temptation that ever beset a tamous cross-examining counsel when he suffered the Prince to pass from tbe box with the single remark that be bad no questions to ask Us tloyal Highness. The jury found that Lady Mordaunt was insane. Tbe Judge there upon ordered a stay of proceedings until she should recover her mind. Sir Charles was furious. He appealed to the full court, and the full court that is to say, Lord Penzance himself, the Lord Chief Baron, and Mr. Justice Keating aflirm- ed tbe decision of Lord Penzance by a majority of one. Again Sir Charles ap pealed to the House of Lords. I should be afraid to say how many times and by how many counsels the matter had been argued. They are long purses on both sides- . It . became certain, meantime, that Lady Mordaunt was permanently and hopelessly insane, the precise con tingency upon which the Lord Chief ' Baron had been of opinion the husband should be permitted to proceed with his petition. The Law Lords required the attendance of the Judges to advise, and six of them heard the arguments; two of the six being the Lord Chief Baron and Mr. Justice, who had sat on the first appeal. Neither of them, as may be conjectured, changed his views. Three of the others sided with the Chief Bar on, and only one with Mr. Justice Keating-. ..... . . With this majority agreed tbe Law Lords, to-wit: Lord Chelmsford and Lord Hatheflpy, the two ex Chancellors who, for the purposes of this case, con stituted the House of Lords in its ca- Eacity as court of final appeal. Scotch ord Colonasy had sat, but died there after not in consequence, let ns hope. They were not obliged to agree with the majority, be it understood; might, had they so chosen, have sided with the minority and dissented from the major ity; the Judges being in such cases an advising, not a voting body. The two ex-Chancellors accordingly gave judg ment reversing the decision of. the court below, and directing the court to proceed to hear and determine the suit for di vorce, notwithstanding the admitted in sanity of the wife, and to pronounce a decree npon the same. It is four years since the decision now overthrown was given.- so, now we are to have tbe whole mat ter over again, and when tbe case ot Mordaunt vs. Mordaunt comes on, the average British newspaper will be about as good family reading as the novels of the late M. Feydeau, or rather less so. . i . j : i . j oocieiy, an usual, is uiviueu iu upiniuu. There is a Moncrieff party Lady Mor daunt was a Moncrieff, and her father, Sir Thomas Moncrieff, was made her guardian for the purpose of the suit and a Mordaunt party, I am afraid tbe majority believe that Sir Charles had good cause for divorce. One, at least, of the co-respond'ents failed to appear to deny the charge of adultery with Lady Mordaunt, and at least one other person implicated, who did appear, is thought to nave regarded rather tbe lady's repu tation than his oath. I have heard of a curious conversation that took place at tbe time it was between a lady and gen tleman at a dinner table, so nobody need skip it in fear of impropriety. As they had just been introduced, they fell nat urally upon what was then the most common topic. Said the lady: "I think it was so plucky of the Prince to go into the box and testify as he did!" "How do yon mean plucky?" queried her companion. "Why, he might have shirked it altogether, instead ot deny ing." " Shirked it," responded the gen tleman : "shirked what?" "Oh, of course, was the answer, "everybody believes that he was, you know. An answer of which the grammar maybe difficult, but the sense will be a mystery to nobody. lme Jet la Faoad. Jet is found in various districts of England, notably near Whitby, in York shire. It occurs also in Spain, in Sax ony, and in the amber districts on the Prussian shore of the Baltic. Scientific men, in the language of mineralogy, say that jet is a variety of coal ; that is occurs sometimes in elongated masses, some times in the form of branches, with a woody structure; that its tracture is con choidal or shelly, its lustre brilliant and ' resinous, and its color velvet black; that it is about twenty per cent heavier than water; that it burns with a greenish flame, and emits a vitnminous odor while burning, and leaves a yellowish ash. Hl the Whithv fnlka ran adduce many reasons for thinking that jet, in some of its forms at any rate, must have been at one time in a semi-liquid state, quite un like coal derived from a lineous origin. John G. Saxe has recently met with affliction in the loss ot Ins daugnter Laura from consumption. ne was sev enteen years olJ. Naturalists claim for the crow that it is one of the bravest birds; because it never shows the white feither.