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IN'STORE.
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.
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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.

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