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THb NiliW Odorless Excavating Apparatus FOa KMPIY1N0 Vaults, Sinks, Cpsspools, Cellars, Wells and Excavations la -the Daytime, Without OflVte. PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS By Postal Curd or Personal Application. , Kos. 192 and 194 Washington Street. 130-xix-25 WANTED. J ANT'fiD-A WBITK WOMAN OR GIRL l 10 take charge of two children, tier ,mun nreferred. Apply at Mogby st 1"-12 WANTKD B0ARPER8 AT W UNION street, Several fine rooms suitable for families. A few day boarders alio accommo dated. " ' W"" ANTED-A'.EfiTS FOR THK BKrit sclliriK articles out. One dollar outfit riven away Ui tbatu who will bcoui Agents. Addrns. wkh Mtimu, J. I1RIDK & CO.,7(i7 B.oadwav, New York. od-l-?8 I70KKISO PKOHLB M ALB OK i h V male, employment tot homo, f39 psr week warranted, no capital rtquimu. ri . 4inlui mil v.liifthlA lumlilAf tent free. All- d-ers witU t cent return stAiiip, 0. HOBS, Willfamthuryh. N Y rs-eoa-zn FOR KENT. 70R RENT KKaJUlSSCB 240 UN ION ST. B-2U , M. L. MKAC'HAM. OKRKNT-THK LAnGBkit AND M"'T S9 Union street. Apply to .. 8-t W. MBSH'K. No. n Madnon ft. i.uillhKNl-IIKKk' RllOM WITH PttlVI r leueo: ufin safe or vault in the offioe f rtnwiy occupies dtiub uvytw 20 .;aoion tret. Apply to Wd. (Al. bee- retary ot M.wehanU' insuranoe Company, at above omco. w i IpOKRENT-TtlR HOCSK AND CO m.MO r dinua grounds known as the Fowleretlace, Na. 120 Marshall avenue, with stables, out houses and Hardens for one year or a term of year, to a dwirubln tenant. Apnly to McFAULANDi GOOD WIS. IfVg-t to Madison street. V0R RENT FKOM DATE. RESIDENCE C No. U3 Madison street, Greenlaw Block ! contains 12 or 14 roetns. Apxly to A U. Dennis, 312 Main street. W-T ITOR RE.N T A GOOD OFFICE IN TIIK C Stanton block. Apply to G. D. Crockett, . Main atraet. M UORRKNT-COTTAGKB. O V If I tJ KS , C stores and sleepiiiionms and boarding houses. MYEro bN&ciU, ifot ty main su-eei. up smir. tfOR RENT STORK NO. 244 FRONT HOW . f M '".'W.W too? 12i.t - 3S2 Front street. IOK RENX-ELISUaNT OFFICES AND J; sleeping-rooms, with all the modern im provements, in the Planters Insurance Build Inr. Kos. 39 and 41 Madison street. Apply at office Planters Insurance Company. llh-t 6RRliiT-RE--II)KNCKN0 5nOSHKI,BY C Stroot. For particulars Inquire of Wm. Ruffin. No. Madison street. 121-t COll HKNT-121 COUHT. fl 1 1.1. POSSKSSLON 117-f . M. HUCHSTADTKB. 22 rront St. KIVUU DCIILCIUI'Vr IPt. IVOR RENT Hot 6K OF FIVB KUOMft. JT beside kitchen nnd servants rogin. con venient to business Nr.. 219 on south side of Madison streit, second dooresstof Welling ton. - I D. CONAWAY, i:-t ' No in Mn rsun street. FOR SALE. FIR 8ALE-BIG BARGAINS IS WIT t.iRSJ, in soutrtast part of Memphis. To your interest to call for partimilers. fi-ffl W. A. VVHKAI1.EY,2H0 Main st. IOK HALE 1)00 CunDS Ofe' GOOD r stralahU hard wood at the Mississippi and Tennessee depot and at the l'aducah Railroad depot. I vdorj left at J. F. Dowdy's office, !!& Front street, will receive prompt attention. r.17 W. K. PRICb. F'OR SALE A 30 HOHBE POWER EN uine and boiler, now brick wheel: cart ano names... inquire in rear oi o:o oumnu trAKt. 4-15 1.10R SALE WILL SELL AT A RKAbON ' P able price, on very lon timo. II desired. Lot No. 24 north side of Moiby street, ll by 148 feet; and 414 acres ot iand on Rsloiiih avenue, about 40U feet north of Pigeon Koost road. H. P. HEAD, 14-t At Union and Planters' Hank. rSR. HALE -FIFTY-TWO LOIS JUST C catidecity limits, cheap for cash, or on ten year.' time. Address 137-xix-lH SAM FObWKLL. this office. t'OR 8 ALE FlANO.i. ORGANS AN U Mu sical merchandise eenerally. Tuningand repairing promptly attended t at 375 Mam ftreft 121-27 FOR SALE OR EXCHANCE. FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE-FOR CITY property, 11J aeres, with a good, modern built frame cottage-house, in a beautiful for est grove, with lour rooms, front and back porches, kitchen, servants rooms, stables, etc , all under fenoe in good repair, and a yonng orchard. Situated 2 miles from Court Square. If any difference in value of ex change, would be paid in cash. A bargain can be had,, application to 127-t 4MMnin trt. Wnldrwn Hlo-k. BOARDING. BOARDING -ROOMS FURNIS1IKD OR unfurnished, with board, at 61 Madnon strr-et. Rttt'prencp TTmrd 14S t Notice to Hnnters. ANY PERSON WITH OR WIHIOUT A nun trespassing upon the grounds of W, P. Deadrick, M. Doadrick, P. G. Meath and C. -1. Cooper will be prosecuted to the full ex tent ol the law. R. W. L1GHTBURNB, Pres't Tennessee State Sportsmen's Ass n. 1M-n AUCTION. NOTICE. ON THE 27th DAY OF SEPTEMBER next we will sell at public auction, in front of our warehouse. No. HO Monroe Itreet, abeut 100 Wheelbarrows, to pay charges. WALKER 4 WENDEL. 1 W- 24 ; SUMMER RESORT. Bon Aqua Springs. BOARD FOR JUNE AND SEPTEMBER, $40 per month; July and August, $45 per month. Children over four arid under thirteen years old, and servant., half price. Children under four years old, 12 per month. . , ll-ard per week, $14 J board per day, $2 50. Round trip tickets from Memphis to MJi Aqua Station and if turn, good until need, $12. , JOS. C. UPRADE. bap't. W. Got Pattxson, Cashier. Mv2n, 174. 117-t NOTICE. Notice to Tax Payers. Orrica Citt Tx Coi.LicTtiR, 1 iVeHriiia, J !.. September !, K74 ) a ''ilE TAX BOOKS FOR THE PR1SENT year have bem delivered t,t me and 1 sin now ready to re eipt to thnpe d.-sirtng to avail themselves of the liberal discount of one aud one ball (I1'-) percent, rer inonih from date of psyaient to the is f January next. FRED. C. St-ll AfhR, 8 ' I I'i'T Tn rollertnr. MOKNIU CLASS IS. f9 II i '. 1 12 I 6 i I 17 I 47 I 31 1 13 i 4 I .'9 1 10 jL.mpb'j, ept.u.ber 11,1174. INSURANCE PLANTERS (FIUE AMD MAI11NE) Iusuranco Company OF MEMPHIS, TENS. Office In the Companj's Uuildiog, 41 MAI1SJ( STREET. . v .OFFICERS: I). T. f 0HTEK, President D. U. T0WXSEN1), Tke-Pnsldeut W. A. GOODMAN, Secretar J0HS G.LONSDALE, Jr., Asst. Sec'j DIRECTORS: DTPortor,: WBGalbreath. A CTreadwelt, John C Filer, G II Judah, I) 11 Towneend, A J White. W L Kad&rd. R A Allison. S H Brooks, R L Coffin. yV Rainbaut, M Goodbar, B Uiseman, N R Sledge. 114-xii-S4 MUSIC. t. MUSIC. rPUE LARGEST STOCK OF PIANOS AND X Organs, the latest And most extensive tuck of sheet lensio : od all kinds of musical instruments and merchandise, and the best bargains, you find at II. O. nOLLENBERO'S MUSIC &T0KE, Clark's Marble Slock. 4- JEWELRY. ATTENTION LADIES ! $10,000 WORTH OF SCUD GOLD AND OTHER GOODS IN MY LINE AT COST! CONSIDERING THE DULL TIMES. I have made the following immense reduc tions in solid Gold Goods: Onyx and Gold sets. $25; old price, $10. Coral Rose pets. $18 to 140; old price, $25 to $75 Plain Gold sets, $12 to $40 s old price, $20 te $75. Beautiful Gold Plated sots, which I warrant to wear as well as gold, from 4 to $10. Solid Gold Far Rings, Pins and I'inger Rings. Also Gold Watches and Clocks in all styles. Opera Chains, Rolled Plated Watch Chains, Necklaces. Lockets, and a large line of Fancy tioodi will be told 25 nor cent, lest than ever before. JET PALACE, ' 33ft Main Street, ZEROES CHER, Agent. LUMBE. LUMBER, LATHS, . SHINGLES, DOORS, Sash . and Blinds, 1 FOR SALE CHEAP ' BY R. L. COCHRAN & CO., No. 4 Howard Row, Ami at Foot of Washington Street. 8-33 PUBLIC LEDGER, - omc? i !(. 18 MarUsot Street. LARGEST 0ITT CIRCULATION. THE CITY. MifiMI'lIlHl rrltay Etentut, dept. 11, 1874. Lttlb & Shields, 218 Mai a street, have just received a shipmeut of fine Dew mackerel, packed in kits. 10 SftJNS executed in every variety, neat, cheap and durable, by Hook & LaGrill, 326 Second street. 3t Now is the time to get your (tag pipes and fixtures put in order by Browne, and get a job that will last you all win ter, i No. 1G Jtfferson is his place. 27 KAHN & FREIBERG,, Corner Main and Poplar Streets. Elegant Ladles' Kid Slip pern, $1. Ladles' Bnsllea Tery cheap, 20c. , Corsets, 10 wualebone, 50c. , 100 pleeM Calico slightly damaged, 7c Yard-wide striped dress lin en, ISc Seersucker for coats and pants, 15c. Summer clothing less than cost. Ilrltish Lalf-hosc, 25c. Ladles' full finished hose, 23c. If you want bargains call and ee ns. - - - Coke and tar for sale at eas oOice, 42 Madison street. 33 f KE8H Northern lake tinn received daily by express at Victor D. Fuchs', 41 Jefferson street. 149T F It E 8 II OTS .T r. 11 S Received -daily by express at t Victor D. Fuchs', 41 Jefferson st. Ir you want to take a drink, go to Willett's. r. 2t Tbs News, Jimmy Corwin has the latest papers from all quarters. CiLciaiKisa reduced to ecieoce and executeJ cfcenp by Bosk & LuQnll, 326 Sc:sud siittL 3t LLIKiLT. LINES. Public scheols open next week. " Cotton isbeginnine to come in freely. Jefferson street varieties tfpera House epen nightly. Tbe Old Folks barbecued yesterday; eo did the young folks. New York and New Orleaus circus on' the bluff next Tuesday. Tbe Cotton Exchange admitted seve ral new members yesterday. i A few arrests for druuieiiuess were made by the police last night. This is splendid cotton picking weather, and the planters are availing themselves of it. ' 'County Democratic and Conservative Convention at the Exposition Building on Tuesday next. . It is rumored that the negroes intend running one er more of their brethren for the Legislature. t The leading white Radicals admit that Barbour Lewis will be badly defeated in the Congressional race. The theatrical people are hard at work fixing up the Memphis Theater prepara tory to the opening night on next Mon day week. 4 Business is beginning to pick up con siderably, and country people are arriv ing with cotton and in search of supplies and money. ' ' . The Clerk of the First Circuit Court is transferring cases from the appear ance to the trial docket, to which fact the attention of attorneys is called. , The Nicolson pavement on Main street should be repaired in a more careful manner than is being done.- A thing worth doing at all is worth doing well. Memphians are still returning from the lakes and mountains. They com ment upon the-heat here, and sigh for the cool breezes of more northern lati tudes. The steamer George W. Cheek, lying at the landing, caught fire last night, but no damage was done save scorching the bulkheads. The fire was tl e work of an incendiary. The Bradley block, down on the levee, and that old eye-sore and nuisance, the livery stables on tbe south side pf Court Square, have been reported to the fire committee for condemnation. A host of candidates have come for ward to accept the legislative offices. There will be about five candidates for every office, but the more the merrier, as the voter can select the best men. The November campaign opened up in aa impromptu manner last night in front ol the Peabody and speeches were made by Governor Brown, Colonel H. Casey Young, T. C. Lowe and ethers. Colonel H. Casey Young is a liberal and advanced Democrat. He will carry the banner of the Democratic and Con servative party to victory throughout the counties of Shelby, Fayette and Harde man.. " "Is there a candidate for the Legisla ture here?" asked a Btranger as be looked into a beer saleop last night. "Yes, why?" answered eleven men, as they turned toward' tbe door and faced the interlocutor. - Tbe general feeling throughout the city is in favor of the abolishment of the privilege tax, the reduction of gen eral taxes, the passage of a good aud just mechanics' lien law and the enforce ment of a system of economy. Persons who are unaware of the law on the 'subject, leave teams unattended on the streets. . More attention to this matter would occasionally prevent run away matches, and dispense with the necessity of paying fines at the Record er's court Our statistician and political end man is of opinion that H. Casey Young will beat Barbour Lewis in this Congressional district by fifteeu hundred majority. Other politicians put down Young's ma jority at figures ranging from five hun dred to five thousand. Tbe rumor prevailing in other portions of the State to the effect that one or more of the Gibson county lynched negroes has turned np in this city needs contra diction. No Gibson county African, either dead or alive, has exhibited him self on the bluff. Trenton cannot play off such jokes on Memphis. There is a delegate to the county con vention who asks all candidates who seek his support if they can "lay off" a straight corn row with a mule and plow. For tear of some "shenanegan" the delegate has notified all candidates for the Legislature to be on the bluff, at the foot of Madieon street, to-morrow, to test their efficiency to represent this people. The delegate will furnish the mule and plow. The Field and Stream of Chicago says: "The Bloff City Shooting Club is prob ably the leadingorganizalion of the kind in the South, and we are glad to cote that, while they enjoy li'e and have a good time, they do not forget, as do too many cf oar shooting clubs, that the first oVject ol all -sportsmen's clubs is, or ought to he, the enforcement of the game laws." The game laws of Tennes see expire en the first of 0tob"f. But few candidates for the State Leg islature will state whom they intend supporting for the Ui.ited Slates Senate. Our "Liner" interviewed several of lb era on that point, bnt Cu!J g I no ex pression of opinion, which lead our man to believe that they bad no favorite or that Ihey did not know that any vacancy had to be filled by the next Legislature. Memphis will soon have. her Exposi tion and County Fair. - A New York paper, ridiculing the ridiculous little County Fairs aad Expositions which make no effort at good shows, says that the Clearfield Fair consisted of a calf, a goose and a pumpkin. It rained so hard the first night that the goose swam off, the calf broke loose and ate the pumpkin and a thief prowling aronnd stole tbe calf, and that ended the Fair. The Shelby County Fair, however, will not be on of that kind, as a fine display will be made. ' t'rers Ojaters Arrived Ml Madame Vincent has received fresh Baltimore oysters. Tbey are large and luscious and will be served up in all stvles. Families supplied by the can. isot COLEMAN'S ROSA COJfCIIA CIUAE IIOl'SE Closes to-night and Reopens Saturday at tt O'clock p.m. tOT Call to day and get a supply of bia genuine Rosa Concha cigars. - LiTa Insurance, Etc. . In to day's Ledoeb will be found the statement of the old Knickerbocker Life Insurance Company of New York, for which sterling company Messrs. Greene & Lucas, at No. 18 Madison street, are agents. The statement shows the assets of the company to be $7,9M, 188 88, and the liabilities as follows: Losses due not yet paid, $131,550; re insurance reserve, fG,678,418 29; other liabilities, f 194 50; and surplus as re gards policy holders, $1,180,026 09. Messrs. Greene & Lucas are also agents for the Liverpool, London and Globe Insurance Company, with cash gold assets of $20,000,000; Continental In surance Company of New York, with cash assets of over quarter of a million, and the Phoenix Insurance Company of Brooklyn, with cash assets of $2,000,000. Messrs. Greene & Lucas do a large bus iness on most liberal principles in the fire, inland and marine insurance line, and tbey represent Bterling companies. Oirmantowk, September 11, 1874. Messrs. D. II. Townscnd, W. H. D. 7ndol, 11. G!.v King, John llill and ethers i Gentlemen In reply to your card in the Liduer of the 9ih inst. calling on me to announce myself as a candidate for the State Senate from Shelby county, I beg leave to say that whilst taking no public part in politics since the war, yet my interest, is unabated, and I trust my political integrity unimpaired, hayo no desire whatever to re-enter the political arena; and concluding that you will hove no difficulty in selecting from your list of able and true men one whose knowledge of your people and their wants will better fit him to serve them efficiently than myself, and who can bring to his support the full party strength, must therefore respectfully de cline. Will cordially support the ticket when announced. Thanking you, gentlemen, personally for the complimentary manner in which" you have noticed me, I am truly, Yonr obedient servant, W. D. Holder. Fire at Come, Mlsa. LiiBt Wednesday the grist-mill and steam cotton gin belonging to Major Taylor, of Como, Panola county, Miss., was totally destroyed )j fire, and with the building four bales of cotton were also consumed. The Guile tt gin was running with great rapidity when the leather band snapped. Major Taylor saw a spark fly from the band into the lint rom, and in an instant the house was enveloped in flames. .Nothing'could have saved it from destruction. The loss is estimated at $10,000; no insu Personal. J. M. Pettigrew, Esq., President of the Chamber of Commerce, arrived heme yesterday after a prolonged pleasure trip to Virginia and the Eastern sea board. , Captain J. C. Fleming returned yes terday from a sojourn up among the East Tennessee mountains. Mr. N. D. Menken and family have returned from an European tour. Colouel John Ainslie, late Quarter master General of Baxter's army at Little Rosk, is in the city on his way to St. Louis, where he is going into busi ness. W. A. Collier, Esq., has returned from a sojourn at his fine plantation in the country; T. T. Pitts, editor of the Clarendon Age, is visiting the city on business. He reports that a two-thirds crop will be made in his section of Arkansas, and that the people there are the proudest on earth since their political redemption. Mr. Geo. C. Douglass, of Columbus, Ga , special agent and adjuster for the New York Underwriters' Agency, is in the city on a business trip to the South. He is a son of Dr. Geo. B. Douglas', a distinguished Confederate surgeon, who, at one time, had charge ol all the large hospitals concentrated at Columbus. Mr. Douglass goes from here to Shreve port. . Piano! Organs! The best and cheapest at "llollen berg's," 20a Main i.treet. lot S'onfrrrrxilou C lilldrrn of Ir-I. Diviue services (Sew Year) will be hel 1 at the Py r.atfORue of the above Con grgition, comer of Main and Exchange, this evening at half past six, and to morrow moriiing at nine o'clock. TIIE SIGNAL GLS. Speeches at Ibe Peabody Last Sight Quite a large crowd of citizens assem bled ia front of the Peabody Hotel last night, and were addressed npon the issue of the day by Colonel H. Casey Young, Governor Brown, T, C. Lowe, M. P. Jarnigan, G. P. M. Turner, John C. Barcb, G. W. Gordon, Ed' Burke Picket and others. Colonel Young's, speech was a very bappy ' effort, full of sound conservatism and liberality toward all men and parties. His able, speech waa received with cheers and . clapping of hands. Colonel Yon tig promised that during the present campaign be would address -his fellow citizens of Memphis at greater length, and stated that be would invito his Radical opponent, Bar bour Lewis, to stump the district with him. , , Governor John C. Brown was called out and spoke at length on State matters. He counciled his fellow citizens in favor of peace, and desired that every man should be able to exercise all his legal rights free and untrammeled. At the clese of tbe Governor's speech, short addresses were made by the other gentlemen, and the meeting dispersed, tbe thousand voters- who were present resolving to support Colonel Young in the present canvass. for Ibe Lrclslatore. In casting about for candidates for iVie State Legislature tbe best representative men should be selected by tbe people on election day. . Many elements will be represented the mercantile, the prop erty owners, the mechanics and the la boring classes. Among the candidates already announced we are pleased to see the name of John A. Roush, who is an enterprising citizen. Mr. Roush will command a large support among the mechanics and laboring men, as well as in mercantile and other business circles. lie is a man of sonnd sense, good judgment and practical bus iness knowledge, just such a man as would make a good Representative, in the State Legislature, His numerous friends intend making a strong effort to have him nominated before the County Legislative Convention, to be held in this city on next Tuesday, tbe 15th inst. Mr. Roush served in the Federal army during the war, but be repudiates Radi calism and carpet bagiem, and has ever been a conservative man and fully in accoid with the Democratic and Con servative party of the State. Should he receive the nomination he will be elected by a large majority. Elegaut . and new designs of piano covers at "llollen berg's,' 291 Haiu street, lot Fall styles men's, boys' and chil dren's bats just received at Cohen's. , j T . Small tables at Willett's, 37 Adams street. 2t Fresh oysters and lake fish received daily at S. Clements', 92 Beal st. 23 i Police News. . At the Recorder's Court this morning J. M. Wilt, a Poplar street boarding house keeper, was committed on the charge of forgery and obtaining money under false pretenses. , II. Brinkley, aged 27; John Fisher, aged 24, and Wm. Rickey, aged 29, all colored schoolboys and deacons in a South Memphis churcb, were arrested and fined for kicking op a row at a ves try meeting. The colored brethren would not stand the fuss. Martha Chinson was pronounced to be a nuisance, and was committed in de fault of ten dollars fine. The Recorder disposed of twenty-five misdemeanor cases by fine or work on the chain gang. Wno is the cheapest and best hatter? Cohen, 237 Main street. 14 Paper BANoiNiia and window shades in endless variety at lowest rates at Hook A LaGrill's, 326 Second street. 3t Scuooi. books, embracing every book now in use at either public or private schools in the city, can be found at Mansford's, corner Second and Monroe. Old Paper for Sale. We have on hand a lot of old newspa pers suitable for wrapping purposes, for sale cheap. Apply at this office. . 142-t Ir you want to ply billiards, go to Willett's. 2t Varieties 1 heater. The Jefferson street Opera House has opened out under Mauager 8teele, and is crowded nightly. Tb management has secured the services of a good troupe of artistes who appear each evening in pleasing specialties, attractive aud en tertaining. A complete change of pro gramme takes place every night. II. W. Hollenbrr Has returned from the East with a fine selection of pianos and organs, which he offers at greatly reduced prices for cash or ci small monthly payments. Terms to Buit the timi-s. Alto, an im mense stock cf sheet muic, music books, guitars, violins, brass and silver instru ments, and everything known to the musia trade. Call and see for yourself at 294 Main street, iu Clark's marble blcck. j Tbe AdvantHg-iHt Of using Dooley's Yeast 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 oan be eaten with impunity and relished by the most sensitive dyspeptio or in. valid.' It permits no waste of flour pre pared with it, and the quantity required to be used of Dooley's Yeast Powder i one third or one half less tban those of other manufacturers. Try it and be convinced.1' For sale by grocers every where. eodawr ' $1. Save one dollar. $1. By buying a hat of Cohen, 237 Main street. ' 14 i Hew. ' Peterson's, Pleasant Hours, Boys of America and all other magazines, at well as the latest, daily papers and peri odical literature at Billy Lieben's, on Main, near Jefferson. Ct ! Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Doors, Sash and Blinds at No. 7 Monroe street. Mer chants' orders solicited and attended to promptly. Williams & Co.,'. 27 'Manufacturer. Just received, latest styles of hats at Cohen's, 237 Main street. 14 ' i r- : Ir yon want a nice furnished room, go to! WillettV ' 2t ' Ho Redrea In Earthly Courts." The New Orleans Times of the 24th instant tells a very interesting but pa thetic story of the lite of an orange planter named Landman. Thirty years an,e he came into possession, as a squat ter, of the Island of Cheniere, on the Golf coast. He was at that time very young and full of enterprise. By hard labor, year after year, he succeeded in raising one of the largest and finest or chards in Louisiana, although he work ed alone for years. After a time, he married and took his wife to the island, and for years they enjoyed one of the happiest of homes. Children were born to them, and their work was remunera tive, so that they laid up a handsome sum. Then sickness came, and one by one all the family died, until the father . was left alone again. Brooding npon his troubles, he fancied that the spirits of the dead were about him,, and soon he became an ardent believer, in Spiritualism. At this point, some greedy land-speculators discovered that he had uo valid title to bis land, and set about in tbe courts to tiispossess the old" j man of his island home. He would not retain counsel, but relied upon the spirit to help him manage his case. Of course there could be but one issue to the case. There was practically no defense at all. His spirit friends did not help him. Be lost his home where he had lived for thirty years, and where his wife and children were buried. When the Judg announced his finding and decree, the poor old man arose in court and his sole reply was: " Please your Honor, there i no redress for me in earthly courts. I therefore appeal my cause to the higher court of the third heavens." This is an appeal which cannot and will not be set amde.,; iais compensation will come. I Tbe Uermaus In Met. Tbe Pall Mall Gazette says: "So diligently have tbe Germans used their possession of Metz that the great work which the French first projected in 18C7, . after Sadowa, have been not only car ried to full completion, but their origi nal conception much improved on, Thia is more particularly the case as regard Fort 8t. Quentin, which every traveler now recognizes as dominating the hill on the opposite side of the Moselle to the city. Its imperfect extent within the enceinte, as laid out by tbe French for giving room for modern great guns, was commented on by the German eo- gineers as soon as it fell into their hands. This is now completely remedied, and tbe power of the fort greatly increased by the erection ol the so canea weii Fort, a huge out work, which covers the west side of the St. Quentin hill, and com mands the country toward Gravelotte. The other great improvement made by the Germans in the strength ot tbe sew enceinte of detached works was designed and begun by their predecessors, bat was not far enough advanced in 1870 to be of any service to Bazsine's army wbe enclosed. This is the so called Fort St. Privat (named from quite an other St. Privat than that near Grave- lotte), which is built above tbe city oa the right or east bank of the Moselle, three thousand yards outside the aid works, and completely closes the ope Br ing along the valley of the river, which was left before by the inability of th--great works of St. Quentin and Quculeu to cross their fire on this side. It gives, also, a-ew sfcure strategic! point el issue for the defenders of Metz to de bouch from, if they so wish, into the most open part of the country round, the works." Why Tbey Don't Play en a ITarpw The musical man of the Buffalo Ad vertiser says tbe reasons they don't are: In tbe nrst place it is an expensive instrument, ranging in price from $250 to $1000. Those that sell tor $250 are single acliou instruments. The double action harps are more expensive; the average price is about fJUU. id tae next place, it won'tpay either to learn on it The uniinH is nrettv for a little wbil.. but it soon becomes monotonous and twaney. TheB there is little, compara tively speaking, good music written for nr arranged for the harD. OUtsiJe of OD- .tu tinri in connection with arnecsrio ("arp" Italian for harp) passages, which means thut the. notes of a chord may be played in quick succession gen erally from the lowest to the highest notes in imitation of the hsrp Ta ornament a room is thtfir chief purpose, and indeed they look very picmreeqoeu . - m .-a It is relnte.l of Sir James Simpson, the cdebrattd Knp'-isb physician, that the Puche8 of. RuicVu2i drove np tn his door i.ud sent lii-r lootiaan to tell him that sh waited w'.tiVut. "Tell tie Duchess," be rpplf '.."tl i-t l'r. Rir.ipajc is engaged with a :i-Vt r wMr.p.n." M. Jules Favre i e.bout to In married to M ile Veltcn, dirt-ctress of the M-.is:i!, d'Edueation F.vai.gi lique, in the U ec la Paroisse, Versailles. Ai. Favre is bis s iy'v p's'h jTf.r.