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The Lesson of Tennessee. The Republican triumph in Tennessee ends all discussion in regard to the col ored vote of the South. Nor promises nor threats could win the freednien to the support of the party which had opposed their liberation, and given all its sympa thy to the Rebellion. Yet Tennessee is the only State in which general concess it ns have been made to the colored men by the Democracy, they were invited to send delegates to Democratic Conven tions, and at a time when timid ltepubli« cans in the Legislature were afraid to al low black men to sit on juries, there were l)emocrats shrewd enough to offer them a share of the offices in the gift of the people. On the other hand, the planters of Western Tennessee used stronger means to secure the colored vote for Kth eridge ; dismissal lrom employment was the penalty ot a vote for Brownlow, and so universal were these threats that Gen. Thomas was compelled to interfere for the protection of the colored men. But terrorism could not drive, flattery could not betray ; the frtfpdmen ot Tennessee knew that the Republican party was the only partv they dared trust, and cast their votes solidly for the Republican candi dates. This unanimity is prophetic. If the blacks are Radical in Tennessee, there can be no few that they will be Conserva tive in Louisiana or South Carolina. The result of this election, therefore, means the triumph of the Republican party in •the.South. Nothing can pre vent it but the faithlessness or indiffer ence of Republicans in the North ; it is yet in our power to make or mar success. The full and perfect confidence of the colored voters of the Rebel States is giv en to us, and to keep it we have only to deserve it. But if the Republican party in New York, New Jersey, ami Pennsyl vania denies the right of suffrage to the colored citizens of those States, the faith of the South in its sincerity must be in evitably lost. Two opposiug principles cannot co exist; there cannot be one rule of justice for the South, and one for the North, but that policy which in the name of freedom we impose upon others we must ourselves accept. Conviction of hvpocrisy, before the bar of the nation, is'the alternative, and nothing could do more to check Republican enthusiasm in Alabama or North Carolina than the an nouncement that New York had refused the ballot to her own citizens. If we want to build up a Black man's party thai is the surest and speediest way, nor could wc have the effrontery to complain of a political organization based on dis. tinctions of color, which we ourselves recognized and proclaimed. Yet we have no fear now that justice will be long de nied to the colored men of the North ;' let them vote as they may, it i< not with their politics that we are concerned, but with their rights. Kven were t certain that every col red vote in New York would be cast for the i-cmocratis ticket, ! our voice would be for impartial suffrage. And upon lower grounds, surely, the de votion of the freedmeu ot Tennessee lo the Republican cause should be ao argu ment with those politicians who never fully accept principle till time has proved that it is also expediency. Tennessee has taught that lesson. This is the first State election at which the blacks have taken full part, and though the canvass was fierce and personal, and overy provocation to riot was given, or der was maintained throughout the State. The precautions taken by the civil au thorities, and by General Thomas,"it is true, were excellent, yet they were notor icusiy insufficient had theie been any truth in the Democrat c dogma that the equal rights of black and white cacessi tate a war of races. The free linen were not only orderly, but it is plain that thoy preserved <srdtr The vote was unusu< ally large, the polls were crowded, the passions of men were excited, and had the negroes desired riot, Gen. Thomas had no force in Tennessee that could have prevented it. That the almost unauimous vote they cast for the Repub lican ticket is a proof of their fitness for the ballot, may be called a partisan argu ment; but wt can do without it. We take the grand spectacle of a raco of slaves, just from the whipping-post and the market, despised, ignorant, poor, sud denly clothed with freedom and intrusted ■with political power, who yet go side by side with their masters and persecutors to the polls, as peacefully as if for gen erations they had been the children ol the State, and not the beasts who bore its burdens. Is not this appreciation of the meaning of the ballot? There are men in Teunessee today who never felt that they were men till they cast their votes for Brownlow last Thursday, and if we dared believe that the Democrats of this city had half the sense of their re sponsibility as voters, and half the res pect for the sacreduess of the ballot that the negroes of Teunessee possess, we should not despair of see : ng thieves ban* ished from our Government, from the City Councils, up or down, to the Courts held in the interest of Rum. Tenuessee, Audrew Johnson's own State, has utterly repudiated his policy, and declared that not upon his plan is reconciliation possible. The new Leg. islature will choose the successor of Sen. • tor Patterson, and every one of the eight Congressmen chosen is a Radical. This victory is one for Amnesty, lor that must be the certaiu result of the unity of thy Republican party, North and South—the acceptance by the Rebel States of the natural results of the war. So loUg as men like Monroe. and Perry, and Hill, and Herschcl Y. Johnson re fuse to acknowledge the defeat of the Re bellion aud the abolition ot Slavery, mil itay ralft and disfranchisement will con'. tinHC" The Ropublicao success in Ten- AMERICAN CITIZEN. nessee is the first great step to the resto ration of civil government; it solves the problem of reconstruction. The great experiment of impartial suffrage, of equal rights, has been tritd' and has succeed ed ; nothing remains biit to work out with patience,l m(deration.justice and good will, the same grand result from Yirgiuia lo Texas.— N. Y Tribune. Professor Huxley on the Negro. In the course of a series of lectures on " Ethnology," at the ltoyal Institute, in London, Professor Huxley, on the Ist instant, arrived at the subject of Africa and the negro. In closing his remarks, he said, that the negro is not the " miss ing link" between men and monkeys; he is further removed from anthropid apes in many respects than the English are. For instance he has woolv hair, and no monkeys are so ornamented, except per haps a few scarce fpecies in South Amer ica. The spur heel of the negro has b<>en spoken of to his disadvantage; but it is doubtful whether his heel projects more than an Englishman's, and that it is not an indentation of the part above the heel, which sometimes gives the ap pearance of unnatural projection to the latter. Many foolish things are said by opponents of the negro, who frequently quote as a fact what has often been re futed, that the brain of a negro is cov* ercd with a black membranous envelope. It is not so, and if it were, is that the reason for condemning him to slavery ? The friends of the negro likewise say foolish things, and argue that England would be all the better for an infusion of negro blood. lie did not believe so One thing is certain, the negro is im provable, because he can now till the ground, smelt iron and work gold, which he did not do originally. How far ha is improvable is a question yet to be s >lved. It must be remembered, however, that certainly for tive or six thousand years, perhaps more, as proved by Egyptian monuments, the negro has lived in Afri ca much as at present, without in any degree civilizing himself. No nation can elevate itself by condemning another to slavery ; and no nation can do its duty to inferior races, or itself attain the high est point of ci-vilizition. without trying to raise less favored nations to the high est point they are capable of reaching, be it high or be it low. This concluding remark was received with much appluuso. N. Y. Convention. In the Convent ion yesterday (Friday, August iiA.) fifteen memorials against the appropriation of ui mcy tor sectarian in stitutions were presented. The Commit tee upou the Powers aud Duties of the Governor aud Lieutenant-Governor re ported in favor of having tin Legislature determine the amount of the Governor's salary ; also recommending that no bill shall be sigucd after the adjournment of the legislature The Joint Committee upon Ranking and Currency and Insur ance reporti d provisions for the forma tion and control of corporations. Section 4 provides that the Legislature shall have no p iwor to piss any law direetly or in directly authorising the suspension of specie payments oy any person or corpo l ration, and section 6 makes stockholders individually liable to the amount ot their stock for the debts of the corporation.— A resolution was adopted looking t > a prohibition of all gift cnterprizes or lot teries. Mr. Stratton's resoluiioti of in quiry as to the amount of police attend ance upon Criminal Courts iu this city was called up and adopted. A resolu tion that it is the duty ot the I'uitid Slates to pay the outlay or the debts of the loyal Slates in support of the war was otdered sent to each Senator and Representative in Oongress. A resolu tion for final adjournment upon the 10th of September was adopted.— New York Tribune. Tn>: PIUNTEII'S ESTATE.— The prin ter's dollars— Where are they ? A dollar here, and a dollar there, seatterod over numerous small towns all over the coun try, miles and miles apart —how shall they bo gathered together? The paper maker, the building owner, the journey man compositor, the grocer, the tailor, and ail his assistants to him in carrying on his buisiness have their demands, hardly ever s> small as a single dollor. But the mites from here and there must be diliigently gathered and patiently hoarded, or the wherewith to discharge the liabilities will never become suffl cicntly bulky. We imagine the printer will have to get up an address to these widely scattered dollars something like the following : ''Dollars, halves, quarters, dimes, and all inauaer of fractions into which ye are divided, eollect yourselves, and come home ? Ye are wanted ! Combination of all sorts of men that help the priuter to become a proprietor, gather such force and deuiaud with such good reasons your appearance at his counter, that nothing short of a sight of you will appease them. Collect yourselves for valuable as you arc in the aggregate, single you will never pay the cost of gathering. Coice in here, in single file, that the printer may form you into battalion, and send you forth again, to battle for him aud vindicate his credit. Reader, are you sure yoil haven't a couple of the printer's dollars stickiug about your " old clothes ?" —Science,in the hands of infidelity, becomes uiere materialism; pootry in the power of infidelity, degenerates into sensualism, and nations, without Christianity, become and mis erable, and blind, and wretched in deed. "Let us have Faith that Right makes Might; and in that Faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it"— A. LINCOLN. BI TLER, BUTLER COUNTY, PENN'A, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1867. Chained to a Corpse. The speech of Mr. Gross, editor of the Democratic German paper, the Staals Z'ilung, delivered in the Convention at Albany was not fulv an admirable state ment of the propriety of manhood suff rage, but it was an illustration of skill ful party tactics. It took exactly the position which the Democratic party as a sagacious organization should have ukcu at the end of the war. The logic is sim pie. Slavery, upon which, as a special issue, parties rested, being gone, the true policy Was to abandon all the old preju- ! dices ond measures founded upon it, and to accept the situation. With the fall of slavery, and in the situation of the country, it was evident that the colored i man would be politically au equal citizen. I Slavery being gone there was uo re&son for insisting upon keeping him disfran chised; and could the managers of the Democratic party have been sagacious enough to perceive it,there was a chance ot restoring the old party under a new name. As it is, the Democratic party is an or ganization of opposition upon a principle which wholly reverses the eourse of re construction, repudiates the theory of the war, and leaves every great national question uusettled. The Democratic policy is to treat the States exactly as if nothing had happened but a riot ; it has been suppressed, and that is the end of it. Nothiug more puerile can be coa ceived than such a view of the sitilatfon. It is a statesmanship which omits all the facts. It is a folly which finds no signi ficance in the terrible 'vords spoken to a king: "Sire, it is a revolution." And until the mind of the country is utterly confused no such party can hope for res toration to power, except by some chance of an alliance with a vote at the South unfriendly to the Government and the Uuion. So long a3 this is the course of the Democratic party ; so long as its organs sneer at loyalty and applaud treason by innuendo; so long as men who honestly gave time, money, personal service, and uneompi omisiug devotion to the eouni try uuring the war perceive iu those pa pers, with distaste and disgust, the sym pathy with the utteily un-American spirit which has so long rulod the so ciety of the South, just so long they will suspect and spurn the Democratic party. Everywhere, as in the New Yolk Convention, it appeals and panders to a hostility of race which can lead to nothing but evil when the subjects of it are tqual citizens. Even Democrats of character aud position servo an imagi nary public which demands the sacrifice of liberty or justice ; or knowing their constituents, tliey stultify themselves by yielding to an ignoblo prejudice. Could they onec cast this kind of subserviency aside wo could hope for a sudden restj ration of universal prosperity. As it is, however, the better men are in fear of the worst. The demagogues, who have no object but personal advan tage at all hazards, would instantly ex po-o to the indignation of ignorance a man who took high ground and sought to plant the party upon it. Aud from this springs one of the chief perils ol our politics. For when the intelligent aud catholic c mscientiously defer to the dictation of the ignorant and passionate tht. Government becomes essentlly base iu itself and humiliating to every hon orable citizen. Nothing is certain than the intimate relation between morals and politics. As the sense of a moral law dies out of the mind of legislators ti e state approaches anarchy Yet, if legis lation is to bo diciated by the worst pait of the population and by the worst feel ings, how long can we hope that morali ty will linger iu politics ? Now, there is this essential difference between the two great parties iu this country, the one has the inspiration of the moral sentiment and the other has not. Wo do not nieau that all llopub licans are good men, or all Democrats bad men ; but we do mean, as wo have said before, that the tendency of the Republican party is to lift its worst members up to its best principles, while that of the Democratic party is to drag its best men down to a wretched policy. This is unavoidable, but it is uudenia ble. Thus the Democratic policy for a generation may have been interpreted by its wisest and sinecrest men as mere ly State rights, while the Democratic rallying cry has been,, " Down with the nigger!" On the other hand, the re proach incessantly urged against the Re publican party by the most acrimonious Democratic journals is that it was really led by the extreme radicals. But sure ly, even if this should lead to the cry of " Up with the nigger !" which is the more inviting of the two cries to an in telligent and generous man ? Is society, iu this country, likely to be morej bene fitted by a feeling and a policy that de grade or that elevate any class in the community ? So long as the Democratic party chng to the old issues they are chained to a corpse. and thev have no secret charm to make the dry bones live.— New Ynrfe Weekly. m —A young man, agent fir a PhiladeK pliia buisiness house, stopped at Latroba last Saturday, and hired a horse and buggy to visit Greensburg. On reaching the lat ter place the young man become intoxicated, and on becoming sober found himself ,in Pittsburgh. In the meantime a warrant was issued for his arrest for larceny. lie returned to (ireensburg and was arrested, j but could not tell where ho had "lost" the horse and buggy. The missing property was fianlly found at a tavern in Greensburg, where [he young man had left it, and on paying all expenses he was discharged' EVENING BRINGS US HOME. Upon the hills the wind in sharp and crtld. Tiie sweet young grasses wither on the wold, And we, O I«ord have wandered from Thy f<*la; But evening brings us home. Amoagflt the mist we stumble, and the rocks Where the brown lichen whitens, and the fox Watches the «traggler from the scatter* d flocks ; But evening brings us home. The shsrp thorni prick us. and our tender feet Are cut and bleediny. and the iambs repeat Their pitiful complaints—O. rest is When erc-ning brings us home. We hare been wounded by the hunter's darts, Our eyes are very heavy, and our hearts Search fertile coming when the light departs, At evening bring us hoins. The darkn»-«s gtther*. Through the cloom no star KisM to guide us. We have waud -red far. Without Thy lamp we know not where wo are— At evening bring u« home The clonds are round us, and the snow-drifts thicken, O Thou, dear Shepherd, leave ns not to sicken In tho waste night—our tardy tojtsteps quicken, At-evening bring us home. WIT AITD WISDOM. SIGNAL FOR A BARK —Pulling a dog's tail. gSjfWe see in a recent statement, that the Census embraee* seven millions of wo men. Who wouldn't he Census! IfS~Prejudices are like rat*, and, man's mind like a trap; they get in easily, und then perhaps cfcu't git out at all -0&-" If w came such a greasy me*s in the oven ?'' said a fidgety old spinster to | Iter maid of*all w<>rk. " Why,*' replied the girl, 4< the canities fell into the water, and I put tbem in the oven to dry.*' gentlemen once asked, 14 What is woman?" when a married man replied: 44 She is an essay on grace, in oae volume elegantly hound. Atlhough it may bedear every man should have a copy of it." fine head your boy has?'' said an admiring friend. " Ye", yes," said ihe fond father, 4 he's a chip ot the old block, 'aint you sonny?'' 41 I guess so dad dy, 'cause teacher said I was a young block head. " I say, Jones, how is it that your wife dresses s > magnificently, an i you aN ways appear out at the elbow ?" Junes, (im pressively an i signilicantly,) 44 You see, Thompson, my wife dresses according to the Gazette of Fas hi on, and I dress avcirding to my Jjedyer. fjQT* 'Sir," said an indignant husband to a restless friend, i4 you have abused my hos pitality, you have kicked me down stairs, and you have kissed my wife before my faee. Beware, sir! A few more such out rages, and by Jove/you'll rouse tho lbn." lie tim-8 are so hard I can scarce ly k<sep my head above wa'er," said a hus liaud tlie other night to his wife, who was importuning him fur a new dress. "No." she replied with some asperity, "but you can keen it above brandy and water easy enough " BSjyA clergyman, who was consoling a young widow upon tho death of her hus band, spoke in a very serious tone, remark ing that "lie was line of the few. You eann it find bis equal, you know." To which the sobbing lair one replied, with an almost broken heart, "I don't know, but I'll try. BSaiyA venerable lady of a celebrated phy- cian, one day casting her eye out of the window, observed her husband in the luneral procession of one of his patients, al which she exclaimed: "I do wish my hu»s band would keep away from such processions —it appears tin much like a tailor carrying home his work. A lady found occasion to call up n a dentist to have her teeth tiilled. Among those filled were two front ones and when in a pleasant mood, tho lady's face shone with smiles, whoso polished gold glittered from the upper incisors. Those were obsrv ed with adiuiraiiou by her little niece, who, by and by seriously remarked:—Aunt Mary, I wish I had copper toed teeth, like yours." ftr<?" !'he proprietor of a cotton factory put this notice on his gate: " No cigars or good looking men admitted." In explana nation ho said : " The one will set aflame agoing among my cotton, and the other among my girls. 1 won t admit such dan gerous things into my establishment- The ri-ks are tuo great. THE VICTIM or FASHION. —(Jones has been telling Robinson one of his splitting stories). Kobins in—"Ya-as, its very fun ny !" Jones—" Then why the deuce don't von laugh?" Robinson—" Why, my dear fellah. I would with pleasure, but 1 darn't display my emotion—these trowters are so tremendously tight." ttrxf" ' John, lily son," said a doling fath er. woo was ah mt taking his son into bu siness, wbst shall bo the style of the new fiiut 't " Well, Governor," said the one-and twenty youth, looking into the heavens to find an answer, " I don't Know—but sup pose we have John 11. Sampling & Fath er." The old governor was struck at the originality of the idea, but could'nt adopt it. Slay A Blunt, wealthy farmer had six daughters; a young man of equal frankness come to him and asked him premission to address one of them. The farmer replied, " do you wish to marry in or out, sir, for I have about as many now as my hearth will hold." " I wish lo marry out, sir," was the reply.—" Then take one," said he "but mind you, no picking and choosing ; take them us they came into the world." young fellow, whose better half had just presented him with a pair of bouncing twins, attended church ono Sun day. During the discourse the • clergyman looked right out at our innocent friend, aud said, in a tone of thrilling eloquence, " Young man, you have ail important re spon«ibility thrust upon you." The newly Hedged dau, supposing the preacher allu ded to his peculiar home eviot, considera bly startled the nndienne by exclaiming, " Yes. I have two of 'em." A good story was recently told at a temperance meeting in New Hampshire- A stranger came uptja true Washingtonian, wiib ti» inquiry; "Can you tell me where I can getsomc thing to drink?" "Oh yes," said the other, "follow me-" The man followed him through two or three streets, t'lt be began to be discouraged. '■ Is it much further?" said he. "Ouly a few Sotps further, there is the pump," replied the Washingtonian. The man turned about and moved his boots. —lt is again rumored that Sir. Frederick Bruce and Mr. Seward have been trying to agree ujlan a plan of cession of British American Possessions adjacent to Walrussia in settlement of the Alabama claim?. Worth, Better than Show. A young oriental prince was visiting at the castle of a duke iu one of the fin est counties in Englnud. He looked from his window into the beautiful garden, and inhaled the fragrance which w»s wafted towards hiui by the gentle breath of June. "What exquisite perfume," he cried ; "bring me, I pray you, the flower which so delights my sense- See you you state ly stalk, bearing on its shaft those gor geous lilies, whose snowy petals are vein ed with blood-red lines and with violet shade; that is undoubtedly the plant I seek. They brought him the curious lily of Africa. "Its odor is nauseating," he said, "but bring me that flower of a hue so much deeper and richer than even the beauti ful roses of my own fair land. See how it glows like flame! surely a rich odor should distil from that regal plant. It was adahalia, and its scent was even lets agreeable than that of the lily. "Can it be, then, the largo white blos soms clustered on yonder busb, or the blue cups on the neighboring shrub?" he asked. No, the snowball and campanula prov ed alike scentless. Various plants yiel ded their odorless buds or broad-spread iug petals for inspection, Hut he lound not he sought. "Surely it must be that golden ball," he said; "for so showy a bloom should at least charm the nostril as well as the eye." "Faugh!" It was a marigold At leugth they placed in his hand a wee brown blossom. "So unpretending a thing as this can not surely be that for which I seek," exclaimed the prince, with a vexed air —"this appears to be nothing better than a weed." lie cautiously lifted it to his face. "Is it possible T" he cried. "Is it re ally this unobtrusive brown weed which gives forth so precious an odor 112 Why, it hangs over the whole garden, and con es fanning in at my window like the very breath of health and purity. What is the name of this little darling?" "Precisely that, your highuass," an swered his attendant—"this flower is called 'migonette, the little darling.'" "Wonderful! wonderful!" repeated the astonished prince, placing it in his bosom. "Thus your highness perceives, re marked his tutor,gravely, "that the hum ble and unpretending often exhale the most precious virtues."— Jjillle J'ili/rtm. LESSONS OP WlSDOM. —Frederica Bremer, the charming moralist, speaks tenderly and truthfully to those occupy ing the several family relations : "Many a marriage has commenced like the mushroon. Wherefore? Be cause the married pair neglected to be as agreeable to each other after their union as they were before it. Saek al ways to please each other, my children, but in doing so keep heaven in mind. Lavish not your love to-day, remember ing that marriage has a morrow. Be think ye my daughters, what a word house-wife expresses. The married woman is her husband's domestic trust. On her he ought to bo able to place his relianc in house and family ; to her he should confide the key of his heart and the lock of his store room. His honor aud his homo are under her protection, —his wellare in her hand. Ponder this! —And you, my sons, be true men of honor ; and <:oo 1 fathcis of y >ur fam ilies. Act in such wise that your wives respect aud love you.—And what more shall I siy to you my children ? Peruse diligt ntly the word of (Jod ? that will guide you out of storm and dead calm, and bring you safe into port. And as tor the rest do pour best!" SILENT INFLUENCES. —It is the bub bling spring which flows gently, the little rivulet which runs along, day, and night, by the farm house, that is use ful, rather than the swollen flood or warring cataract. Niagara excites our wonder,and we stand amazed at the paw er aud greatness of God thereao he pours it from the •' hollow of his hand." But one Niagara is enough for the continent or the world, while the same world re quires thousands and teus of thousands of silver fountuius and gently flowing rivulets that water every farm, and mvadow, and eveiy garden, and that shall flow on every day and night with gentle, quiet beauty, So with the aeu of our lives. It is not by great deeds, !ik« those of the martyrs, that good is to be done, but by the daily and quiet virtues of life, the Christian temper the, good qualities of relatives and friends. THE SOI'L MADE VlSlllLE.—Every one knows that in every human face there is an impalpable, immaterial some thing, which we call "expression," which seems to be, as it were, " the soul made visible." Where minds live in the region of pure thoughts and happy emotions, the felicities and sanctities of the inner temple shine out through the mortal tenenieuj, and play over it like lambent flame. The incenso makes tho whole altar sweet; and we can under stand what the poet means when he says that— '• Heatfty b>rn of murmuring *-muJ Shall paM iiito her face." On tho other hand no man can lead a gormandizing sordid or licentious life, au 1 still wear a countenance hallowed and sanctified with a halo of pence aod joy.— Hiraa Mann. The Owner of the Soil. The man who stands upon his own soil, who feels that by the laws of tho 'un<l in which he lives—by the law of civil ized nations—he is the rightful and ex clusive owner of the land he tills, is by the constitution of our nature under a wholesome influence not easHy imbibed by any other sonrce. He feels other things being equal, more strongly than anotber, the character of a man as lord of an inanimate world. Of this great and wonderful sphere, which, fashioned by the hand of God, and upheld by his power, is rolling through the heavens, a part is his—his from tho center of the sky. It is the space on which the gen erations before moved in its round of da ties, and he feels himself connected by a link with thoso who follow him, to whom he is to transmit a home. Perhaps a farm has come down to him from his fathers. They have gone to their long home, but he can trace their footsteps over the scenes of his daily labors. The root which sheltered him was reared by those to whom he owes his being. Some interesting tradition is connected with every enclosure. The favorite fruit tree was planted by his father's hand. He sported in boyhood beside the brook which still winds through the meadow Through the fields lies the path to the village school iu earlier days. Ife still heaM from the window the voice of the Sabbath bell which called his father to the house of God ; and neir at hand is the spot where his parents laid down to rest, and where when his time has come, he shall be laid by his children. These arc the feeling-) of the owner of the soil Words cannot paint them ; they flow out of tho deepest fountains of the hoart ; they are the life spring of a fresh, healthy and generous national character.— Ed- i ward Eveteit. THE MISSISSIPPI KIVKR. —The Mis sissippi river is developing a new won der,in view ofwhich it lias been sugges ted that at almost any moment the stream may disappear In a mysterious watery abyss below. At Memphis unmistakable signs exist of an under-ground channel, and facts are related going to show that constant and remarkable chauges are go ing on. Many years ago a «aw mill was at wirk in the swamps of Arkansas, 20 miles from tho Mississippi. The owuer awoke one bright morning to fi ul his well dry, in which the day before there was three or four feet of water. He cut a trench to a broad, long surfaej pond, not far away, and was again suppl ed with an abundance of water. This trench con nected the pond and well. Threo days elapsed and pond and well were both empty. Tho old man of the mill was amazed. The story was told a traveler from Memphis. "It is plain enough," ho said, " tho river is lower than for years past, and your well and pond have emp tied themselves into the groat sewer of tho Continent." Tho Mississippi not only overflows, but " underflows" all the broad valley through which it passes. Its channel, however broad and deep, could not contain all the rains that fall and stieams that come down from the Mountains, Territories and States of America.i PRUSSIANS AT HOME. —A vory credible, -ind we dare say. correct view, is given of the common people of Berlin by a correspondent of the Times. Moving in the clean streets of the city, they appear well dressed, orderly, sober and industrious. A drunken man or a beggar is rarely ; seen, nor any one whoso conduct is offensive to a correct senso of pro priety. This is reckoned the result, in part, of the excellent system of public school instruction, and still more, of the military system in Prus sia, which, although apparently op pressive and attended with many dis advantages, has the effect of estab lishing the young men in vigorous health, and in habits of cleanliness and order, while it develops the sense of honor and accustoms them to re spect and obey law. Such results are worthy of being regarJed some offset to the inconvenience and loss of spending, as every man is required to do, sevecal years as a private sol dier in the army. To the discipline of the army, in connection with the school education of an early age, are to be attributed many of the manly qualities which pertain to the Prus sian character, and make the nation the leading one in Germany. BITTEN nv A SNAKF.. — A man by the name, of Schrara, while binding wheat in a field near BuchannaD, Mich , gath ered up in a sheaf a rattlesnake, which bit hiui on the finger. With temarka blo coolness bo immediately took his pocket-knife and out open the end of the finger through the wound made by the snake's tooth, quickly wound a horse hair tight around tho finger to prevent as much as possible the circulation of tho tlood, and drank a glass of liquor. Tho next day he was nearly well, hav ing suffered very little inconvenience except beiug vory sick for a short time —By direction of the President a proc lamation has been prepared, in accordance with the resolution of the House, warning filibusters that the penalties of the law will be visited upon then), etc., but, unless there shall be more evidence of move ments in the direction of Mexico by the filibusters, tho proolanntion will not bo promulgated. NUMBER 34 THE PUBLIC DEBT WASHINGTON, August 6. The official statement of the publio debt to the Ist of August, sho&s the following i Debt bearing coin interest ..11,678 906,961.80 Menrlng carroncy interest 674,964373,00 Matured debt not (presented for pay Debt hearing no Intureat 3«9,164,864 00 112 ract looal currency. 28,664,729,72 Oold certificate I of deposit 19,457,W0,00 Total llel.t $2,886,686,896,30 AMOUNT IN TRKASUHY. Pota Currency 72 474,'.!96.3< The amount of debt less cash in th 4 Treasury has decreased 8430.919,98. The debt bearing coin interest has in creased 870,262,750, while that bearing currency interest has deofeased?3o,726,- 901. The matured debt, not presented for payment, has increased 83,923,795,- 55. The debt bearing no interest has detreased 81,814,258,74. The amount in the Treasury in coin since June Ist has increased 84,140,746,39, and the amount in currency less than that ex hibited in the last statement, 8919,868,- 60. KRINOLBS LOCALS. —Wantad—a skilW ful incendiary. Apply at Yewuion St.; opposite the skule. Muzzle your dorgs- Muzzles on tho end of Kolts revolvers are considered the most effectual. Our city wuz threwn intew a grate state ov excitement yesterday bi the speo takle ov a couutryman emerging from a J u tailers in a neat fittin soot ov tioo Klocs. Upon Eggsamination, however, it wuz found that ho merely went in for a paper Kollar, having got his wardrobd other whears Thare iz a foarfdl amount of Kourting goin on in our city, while marriages air cz skarce az dyspotics in a poor hous. We air informed that, the gentleman 'uoo stood ou hii head tinder spile driver for the purpus ov havin a tite pare uv boots driv on, shortly afterwards fonnd himself in Ohiny perfectly naked with out a sent in hiz pocket. He rites that it IZ hiz intention ov returning homo by the wa ov the Paris Exl'osishun. We hev Understood Jef. Davis, tha goast ov thfi ■' lorst Koufce" haz safely reached his dcStynashun. Another start lin proof that the devil izin league with railroads. T HE MORAI. oondition of London is graph* ically depleted by one of its clergymen; lie says : ''My friends do you wish to know tho dreadful condition in which more than sit hundred and fifty thousand of your oountry. women are vegeiating ? Listen and tremble. In the midst of our city, twelve thous and children are cradled by oritne, silokled by vice, and are, as it were, reinforcement* destined to perpetuate the great ryjtern of iniquity. In the midst of our city, thero art Upwards of forty thousand men specula ting in the deprivation of morals; four thousand persons aie annually sentenced to hard labor, and we havts in London more than twonty thousand swindlers, thirty thousand thieves, and forty thousand beg gars. And this terrible army of vice which never ceases to oomrtit its fearful ravages, spends annually upwards of three millions of pounds sterling for spiritous liquors. Twenty-three thousand soldiers of this army are evnrv year picked up doad drunk at the daors of the grog shops j one hundre.l and fifty thousand are gin drinkers, and two hundred and fiifty thousand more live in debauchery. It may well be doubted if any "heathen" city, in proportion to population, presents a more revolting spectaole. PROTEST AGAINST SHERIDAN'S ASB PJPE'S REMOVAL.—A delegation of Southerners, including a prominent officer of the Johnson Provisional Govarnmept of Alabama, has called upon tho President to protest against the removal of General Pope and Sheridan. They advanced the argu-: ment that the time for the removal of these officers had passed, and admit ting themselVS to bp thoroughly sub dued, advised Mr. Johnsbil not to at tempt to interfere with tho execution of the reconstruction acts Under a rad ical construction of their provisions. They feel assured that Congress, when it assombles in November, will nullify all such Attempts, and that the onl» results will be to increase the severity of the laws for their fu ture government. The President gave them but little satisfaction, and they left him under the impression that he would act independently of thein or of any other men oF common sense. —On Sunday J uiy 1-Mi, while tho freed people of Sterling, Robertson coun ty, Texas, were worshiping in their church, they were attacked by four des peradoes, who said the " d d negroes should not hold church." They theU drove the colored people away, shooting dowu in cold blood three of tbeir num ber —two men and one woman. Tha agent of the EVeedmeu's Bureau in one hour collectel a hundred of the freed men. who, mouuted and armed, pursued, overtook and captured two of the vil lains, who are now in custody. —To calculate the distauco of a storm from the place you are standing, multi ply the number of seconds which trans pire between the flash of lightning and the SoUnd of the thunder by 1142—tho product will be the distance in feet. —The Cretans have unexpectedly found an ally in I'russia. Bismarck's official organ pleads for tho interference of the Great Powers of Europe in behalf of the struggling patriots. —After many years of exile, Kossuth has been restored to the council of his country. Ho has just been unanimously elected to the Hungarian Diet.