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All goods delivered. O. IT, 18T3. ly By HOESLEY BEOS. & JUNE. Jntte to-Uay baa bee a unbinding All the beauty of her bair ; The fragrance of her treaaea Floats through all the golden air, And the greenness of her garment Lies about ns everywhere. There hast burst a hidden odor From each bud the sun unlocks ; There Is laid a rosy garland On the brown and rugged rocks ; Ail along the brooks meander Gleams the purple of the phlox. One wonld think that, late laat evening, While the aky hung calm and blue, A smlden wind bad shaken All tbe stars in cl outer" throttgh. And bathed the sleeping meadows In a shower of gulden dew. For tbe buttercups are floating All about you, as yon paas ; Far adown the vale, the cowaiips Are one luab snd golden mass. And tbe dandelion bloaaoros Are like gems among ttrc (Frits. Where '.hr bron'ka with silver mnnic Throngh the vale melodious flow, Where the birds like painted shadowa 'Neath the branches come and go, "Neath the elm-treeTB swaying greenness lih.om the lilies like the suow. Here I've sat for full an hour, trailing round me, like a child. Where the brook and river mingle. With a rapture strange and wild. Where alKmt the cottage window H 'gh the lilac bloom Is piled. And a radness, like the dimness Coming o'er a twilight aky, Bteala ui-on me! I remember That the beauty which doth lie Like a dream of heaven about me, Like a dream will soon pass by. But a aplrit falls npon me, E'en an erst the passing peer Cant the glory of his mantle O'er his brother's grief and fear ; And a voic6 is aeakiug to me. Which my soul, alone, may hear. And I ait, as I were dreaming. Till tbe low, melodious tune Of the waters to a murmur Low and lirjuid fee ma to swoon ; In the f-pirit of tbv beauty Ii my soul baptized, O June ! DADDY DINKLE'S WARDS. This notice appeared in the Majville Index one day, ever so maDy years ago : Rev. Gnxtavus Dinktebach proposes to open in Mayville. January 1st, a private school for boys. Particular attention given to tl'c rlafB ica and mathematics;. Boys, and yoUng men will receive a careful aud Iborongh training preparatory to entering college. Rev. Mr. IHnklebach respecfnlly nolicits the patronage of the citizens of Mavville and vicinity. In other words, it was an old-fashioned boys' ae-vlomy which Rev. Gnstpyns Dinklebach "opened." An old old- fashioned boy s academy, now all out of date, and laughed to scorn by yonr nev-fangled fellow who turn tip their noses at Plato's dialogues in the origi nal, a claim that the only present and fntnre hope for the world is that it shall be " evolved " out of the pattern of the crook of Herbert Spencer s little finger. Ilev. Oustavus Dinklebach wasn't that sort, bless his swept, Bimple old heart. He read his Bible and the Greek tragedies, and believed the salva tion of the word depended on the golden rule and hie, hire, hoc. His religion and his learning were so mixed up that he couldly tell which was which at last, and he somehow got it into his queer old brain that one who was familiar with Greek and Hebrew and Latin lore, by that simple fact perforce was made a gentle man, and that it was henceforth incum bent on him to walk through the world as an example to modern degeneracy, loving his neighbor as himself, being henest, gentle-mannered, kindly and dignified. Uev. Dinklebach was all that himself, and he knew no more of the Ways of the wicked world than if he had been a spotted kitten chasing a spool of thread. He came to Mayville a very learned highly recommended man, with a tender heart, a big bald head, tho soul of a little child, and but two pairs of stock ings to his name. Mayville took him under its wing. He "opened" his boy's academy and presided over it for twenty-five years. It grew and flourished apace, and nobody in Mayville cheated Ilev. Dink lebach out of all the money he got. It just happened so, as exactly the oppo site had happened to him in every place he had been before. To this day many and many a broad shouldered, bearded 'man, with his own locks even beginning to frost a little, pauses a minut j from the clashing din of the wide world, while he calls to mind the green days at Mayville and remembers Daddy Dinkle and amo amae, amat, with a smile, a tenr and a blessing. Rev. Oustavus Dinklebach was an old bachelor who loVed little children. Ue called himself a dreary old bachelor, and a part of his valedictory to his big gest loya was this : " My dear young friends, don't yon be an old bachelor." I don't know how it was, but before Iiev. Gnstavus Dinklebach had been in Mayville a year everybody fell into the habit of calling him Daddy Dinkle, and that although he was an old bachelor. Tliey called him that to his face after a while, and I'm sure they meant no dis respect for him, so good and fo digni fied he was, and so learned withal. When he first weat to Mayvil'e Dad dy Dinkle took Up his lodging with a younsr Englishwoman who had a big, stupid husband and a frisky little Amer ican born baby girl, three months old, not yet named, on account of a differ ence of opinion between its father and mother. The mother wanted to name it Frances Mary ; the father, on the other hand, insisted that the child should be called Hannah. Both agreed to leave the question to Paddy Dinkle for arbitration, and Daddy Dinkle named the bright little thing Theodora gift of God. During the year the comely yonng English woman's husband died. Daddy Dinkle still lived in the house of the widow. A few months after the widow herself died, and left Daddy Dinkle alone in the honse with a little baby. With her dying breath the widow had committed the child to his care, aud he had promised that never while he lived should the baby girl be homeless or frieudless.- He promised all this, at the same time that he had no more idea what he should do with the child than if she had been an elephant. But he p omised, out of the goodness of his heart. After the funeral he paid an el derly spinster a stipnlated sum for tak ing care of the child, went to visit it twice a week, and always caried it a doll-baby and a package'of candy. This was his idea of infantile femininity. Misfortunes never come singly. Nei ther do blessings. Nearly at the same time another piece of drift came float ing across the wide sea of humanity into the open arms of Daddy Dinkle. The piece of drift was a boy. It was the orphan child of an old classmate of Gustavns Dinklebach, also a preacher, who had died of consumption, and the poor father went across the river of death with his eyes looking backward upon this world on account of the little boy he was leaving. There wasn't a soul on earth to stand between the boy and the orphan asylum but Daddy Dinkle. Daddy Dinkle accepted fate aud the two young ones. He took the children, Theodora and little Ned Wal lace, and set up housekeeping, with the elderly spinster for Lis household god dess, her mother going along, to save propriety. These two children were Daddie Dinkle'8 wards. That's the bones of my story. Now its ready to be commenced. Let us string the bones together. A warm bright room. A young lady, with brilliant gray eyes, a firm mouth, dazzling white teeth and bright pink cheeks, sat on one side of the eheertnl fire ; opposite her sat a slender, ebgautly handsome yonng man, graceful as a picture, with curling black hair aud eyes which young women of sixteen adored because they were so naughty, loving, brigandish wicked FIGUERS. black eyes they wete. People still said what a pity the brty wsn't the girl. Just opposite the bright fire, half way between these two, an oldish man re clined in n easy chair. He had a big, bald head! and the expression of face of ft baby. The young lady was Theodora, the yonng man was Ned Wallace, and the bald-headed man with they baby face was Daddy Dinkle. ti was Daddy Dinkle and his wards, Daddy Dinkle was lecturing them in his mild mono tones. "My children, libera) learning will revolutionise the world." " To this work, mv dear children. looking forward with joy to the day when yorjir two bright yonnjr intellects would tase the graud task off my feeble old hands, I have trained yon. It has Deen tne nope and dream of my latter years that you two children would one day take my school and continue it, training the future man. as I have tried to do, to read the classics and love God and his neighbor. "My more than children, my two friends, who have made life less lonely for me, if, besides continuing my school for me, you could find it in your hearts to walk through life together I tell you, next to my hope and faith that the promised time will come, it has been my fondest earthly hope that be fore my eyes closo on this world, they will look upon you two as husband and wife. Believe me, I know you better than you know yourselves, and no Other man or woman can erer be to either of yon what you can be to each other." He spoke with more than his nsnal mild energy as he concluded. The girl blushed slightly, and .cast down her eyes. The young man looked up at first, with a flash of his brigandish, wieked eyes, at the placid face Of Daddy Dinkle, and then with another flash into the fire, and then he made an im patient movement of his arm, happily unnoticed by the peaceful old man, bat by no means lost on the sensitive girl. " Good night, my children," said the gentle old man. "Think about what I said." Then the old-fashioned old gentleman took his old-fashioned candlestick and trudged off to bed. The moment that the door was softly closed be hind him Edward Wallace sprang to his feet with a look of extreme vexation. . " Daddy Dinkle is a doosid old Don Quixote,'' he said. " What sort of a weapon is a Greek root to fight the world with ? I never said the conjuga tions in my life that I didn't get 'em tangled, and I don't know what the op tative mode means to this day. And even if I hAd all the tarnation old rub bish at my finger-ends, what use would it be to me? If the old gentleman had only seen fit to teach me botany and anatomv. " I like Daddy Dinkle's way best," said Theo. "Oh, yes, it's well enough tot girls to sit at home and learn rubbish. They take no part in the stirring, active life of the world. For them there are no worlds to conquer and measnre, no boundless acres of marsh and forest to wrest from the hand of nature and make habitations for man. no secrets of the ages to drag into lignt and force them to disclose the origin of the race and of the world. It'll do for women to sit by the fire and drone over anti quated lore ; a more glorious Career awaits ft man the immeasurable field o action." Theo. tapped on the floor with her toes, and looked into the fire, but said nothing. The youn man 9 eyes rested on her for a moment, and a look of slight pain mingled with the look of an noyance on his handsome face. He paced the floor two or three minutes, as if he didn't know what to say next; and then, as if he had made up his mind, he stopped short and began i "I know you like me, Theo. hang it ! all the girls do, but I can't help it. I wish they wouldn't. I don't care for girls. I mean to spend mV days in mak ing explorations in unknown lands. That's the only life for me. Theo., I'm ashnmed as a beast to mention it, but Billy Ray is dying for you. Billy's ft blessed sight better fellow than I am." The foolish, handsome boy didn't know what he wai saying, didn't know much of the nature of girls, or he never Would have blurted out that he knew Theo. had laid her silly, romantic girl's heart at his feet, and that he had no use for the gentle gift. It was a brutal speech to make, and no girl alive would ever have forgiven him for it, especially when he went so far as to suggest the transfer of her maiden affections to somebody else! But Edward Wallace didn't know any better. He had no idea in his blessed innocence of the storm he was raising. Theo. stopped t pping with her feet, and sat like a stone woman. " Why don't you sav something, Theo. ?" She spracft up with a white face, and her eves blaing. She stamped on the floor passionately. "Ned Wallace, don t you ever speak to me again as long as you live !" He started in dismay. " Do you mean that. Theo. ?" " I mean every word of it. If I live till I am a hundred years old I'll never forget nor forgive what you said to me just now. To tell file to my face that you know I am in love with you, and if it s just as convenient you wish id make it somebody else. Oh, good God, it's too much." She covered her face with her hands, her cheeks flaming with anger and hu miliation. Edward Wallace made the sudden and uncomfortable discovery that he had hopelessly put his foot in it. He knew of old something of the temper he had aroused, and he stood appalled. "Theodora," said he, with a faint sound of emotion in his Voice, "you and I have been good chums all our lives. Once, when you were a little girl, I re member you had a r et kitten which you liked very much. One day yon caught that kitten killing some birds. You had liked her better than any thing else in the world, yet you took the pretty kitten and strangled her with your own hands, and from that day to this yon have never allowed another cat in the honse. Are you going to turn away from me to-night for good and all ?" " Yes, answered Theodora, speaking evry Blowly, " for good and all. I c&n't get over things like other people. I don't want to. After to-night I shall never speak to you again until I forgive you, and that will never be on earth.-' " Then good-by, Theodora," answered he, speaking unlike himself, very rap idly, " I'm more sorry than I can tell that I have offended you. Always re member that when vou think of me, if you ever do. If you don't find me here m the morning, you will Know why. So he turned and went away. Theo dora covered her face with her hands, and burst into passionate tears the wo man's weak refuge of tears. Next morning at breakfast Theo. came into the dining-room, and Daddy Din kle handed her a note and said : " Rsad this to'me, Theo. I found it on my plate just now." It was from Inward, and it said : Deab Father Dinklebach I've started for Brazil. I could not do as you wanted. I know how ungrateful it seems, too, and I wioh I conld please you, but I( cannot. Forgive aud forget me if you can. and mav God bles you and Theo. Edward Waxlace. Daddy Dinkle leaned his head on his hands and groaned. It was a cruel blow and it stunned him. A dim mist came over his eyes for a moment. When he looked up Theo. was crying iu the corner. Poor girl ! She had leatned to conjugate amo far too well. Dsddy Dinkle looked at her. Ferhaps it was " liberal learning " which made his intuitions eo fine and quick. In HERA COLUMBIA, that mdment he" looked down throueh the past like a vision, and his own blighted yotith rose before him like a sorrowful ghost. He went over to Thee, and laid his hand gently oa her neaa. " Theo., my girl, don't cry," he said. II T 1 a . "... . i nave no patience with, crying women. Leave cfying td babies, where it properly belongs. Please God, yon and I have many a brave day's work Deiore us, my child. Together we will tread the glorious paths of learning. We will climb yet higher heights, my daughter, and you shall lead and I will follow; We will wait for the promised time together. In the pursuit of lib eral learning there is perpetual tri umph, unalloyed by a single pang, the spienaia inumpn or Knowing and un: derstanding. Knowledge places man on a leYel with the angels. There are joy, consolation and repoBe. I turned there for comfort, a long time ago, and it has never failed me. Theodora, daughter, gift of God to a lonely old man itm a t " I will, father." So two went out to work, where it was to have been three. They never mentioned the wanderer, never heard from him. The old man and the girl shared their studies together. At length an attack of sickness came upon Daddy Dinkle, and weakened him so that he was never ouite the same asain. After that Theo. heard part of the boys' lessons. "Liberal learnine " brought her joy and consolation indeed. She seemed quite happy after a little time, ner eye was bright as a bird s, and her voice as sweet, hopeful and cheiry. A lover or two Crossed her quiet life. as the Years went on. That was t.h only time her bright, sunny spirit ever seemed disturbed. Her soft, pink cheeks had turned very pale, and she seemed faint and breathless for a mo ment, and then she had said firmly that her life was devoted to the old pro fessor and boys. She never looked for, or indeed never wished for, any other ltfe than her present one. Ho the fly ing years still went on, ard Theodora lived as much shut out of the world as 'f she and the old Professor and the boys had been ca3t away on a green island in mid'oceam At last there carhe a sorrowful day. when Daddy Dinkle found himself in total darkness. His worn-out eyes had failed him completely, except for tears. dear, stricken old man. Those rained down from his poor- old eyes freely enough, but tears Could not bring back the lost light of day. And how Theo dora took the old professor's tasks all on her brave two shoulders, and the acadec y, for the cultivation of his lib eral learning, flourished as hardly ever before. Still the wihe-footed years glided on. and the youDg woman kept her school and did her quiet work and lived her quiet life bravely and well, until one day she found herself thirty years old, and Edward Wallace had been gone twelve years. She tied a ribbon in her hair that day and looked in the glass and siw herelf a woman never hand some, and no lone er Very young. Jjot young in years, that is to say. In heart and spirit she was younger than most girls at eighteen. She looked iu the glass that day and saw a woman with gray hair, soft pink cheeks and bright spirited eves. She looked happy and peaceful as she smiled at her gray hair in the glass. She was happy and peaceful quite, quite happy. She still thought of Ned Wallace, I know that in her silent heart she thought of him fifty times a day, but thoughts of him uo longer brought the bitter remem brances of old. All the burning pain and humiliation had passed away and the lost love had become only a beauti ful memory. So, ou her thirtieth birth day she smiled at her gray hair and went (iheerily down to join her boys. Daddy Dinkle's mind seemed failing him a little that year, fie was not al ways so cheerful and hopeful as former ly. He used to have fits of deep gloom sometimes strange in this sunny-hearted tild man. One day he said to Theo. : "lam cross and old, Theo., and the promised time isn't half so near at hand as it used to be. I wish Edward Wal lace wouH come home." At length the gentle old matt fell sick. He seemed to be slowly declin ing) and once when Theo. sat beside him he said i "Theodora, daughter, I think the promised time isn't so far off after all. I think I shall find it where I am going. The friends of my youth have all found it already. We love the next world better than this wheh our dear ones die, one by one, and we have a hope of meetiDg them there. I wish Edward Wallace would come home." Theo. went to Norton one day in a railway train. As she returned she ob served a stranger sitting directly oppo site her. He was looking at her with a gleaming) intense look. That was how she happened td see him. He was a large man, with heavy, dark beard, bronzed cheeks, and eyes. Ah ! Theo dora's face turned white. She set her teeth together, drew a deep, shuddering breath, and looked out the window. The man's fatfe turned pale too, pale to his very brow, and he leaned his head suddenly forward, as if dizzy. He tore the back of an old letter and scribbled a question on it. He touched Theodora on the shoulder and gave it to her, look ing steadily at her with his bright, in tense eyes. People thought she had dropped a letter and he had picked it up for her. She read the question, looked full into the expectant face, with its bright, intense eyes, and her face turned whiter than before. She looked full into the bright eyes and deliber ately shook her head. The stranger sat quietly down. The letter did not belong to her after all. The train was crossing a railway brii'ge, stilted upon trestle-work, half disjointed, hastily thrown together, and worm-eaten in some places. It was a fashionable American railway bridge. It seemed feaifnlly shaky to the stran ger with the bright eyes and brown cheeks. A moment later every soul on that train wonid have thought the same thing, if he had had any time for thonght, which he hadn't. There was a sudden noise of splintering timbers. The bridge was going down beneath the weight of the train. It was a very high bridge. There was a deep ravine under it, full of dry, jagged rocks and fallen trees. The train waa tilting over to ward the side where Theo. sat. She had time to see that much. Theo. glanced wildly around for a moment, and then closed her eyes. Something caught her in a grasp like steel and whirled her madly around. She thought the car was turning over. An awful crash, which will ring for ever in the ears of those who heard it, like the crack of doom. Wild shrieks of agony, appalling, fearful death groans, insane screams of frenzy, min gled with the hissings of steam, and the sound of women screeching in that idiotic way which tries men's souls. Edward Wallace had caught Theo. in his arms just as the bridge went down. It was his last act of conscious ness for days. He had hurried her away from the window, and turned so that he was next the side where she sat. An old tree stump came bumping into the window. It struck him on the shoulder. As Theo. had been, it would have strnck her on the head. She es caped with some broken glass cuts and a black and blue bruise on her arm. He had saved her life. His shoulder was dislocated, a rib or two broken, and he was badly stunned and bruised about the head. That was all. We are nearing the end of our story. They took tbe poor, bruised creature TENNESSEE, FRIPAY, JUNE 53 1ST4. home t Daddy JJinkle's own house. Theo. gave her school in charge of some or the older boys. She told Daddy Dinkle that a stranger had saved her life at the risk of his own ; that he was sorely wounded, perhaps unto death, and she had brought him home to be cared for. And he grew white with watching and sofrdw. . But one day Daddy Dinkle, through the open door, heard a voice faintlv speaking in the next room; He had not walked without help for a month, yet ne sprang upon nis ieet. quivering with excitement. " Theo., yon have lied to me 5 you, who never told me a falsehood before. It is no stranger I hear n there. It is my well-beloved son, who was dead and is alive again. Take me to him." And he tell upon his neck and kissed him, and they wept together the weak old man and lhe weak young man. But Daddy Dinkle took to his bed next day and did not leave it. A week later, when Edward Wallace, feeble yet and no more than able to walk, went to his bedside to take his blessing and bid him fare well, he clung to the tall man and wept, "My son," he cried, "you will not leave me again ! Alone in my helpless blindness l have prayed daily and nightly that I might Hot depart this life till I heard your voice. You were a spirited lad, lull of life, and wayward sometimes, but I always loved you as the apple of my eye. Next to one other it was tha crudest disappointment of my life when you went away. Oh 1 my son, my boy ! You will not leave again? You will stay with the foolish old man till he dies?" He reached out in his bitterness and caught him, and clung to him with his trembling hands. Theodora sat beside his bed. She turned her head away and wiped a tear from her eves. "Father," at length Edward Wallace said, "how can I stay? I have accom plished the Career which was the dream of my boyhood. I have sailed the seas from the northern icebergs to the Southern Ocean. I have prospected fcr gold in Australia, and helped buud a telegraph through a country where the foot of civilized man never trod before. I have sailed around the globe, and done all that I hoped for in my youth, only to find at last that Theo dora is more to me than anatomy and botany : more than the travel and ad venture ; more than all the world be side. Father I have come five thousand miles to ask Theodora once in her life to forgive, and she will not. If she would bid me stay, father " The old man gi oped hopelessly over the quilt with one hand. " Iheo., give me yonr hand. I can not find it myself," said the old man. She reached out her hand, cold and trembling, and he took it in his weak grasp, holding it thus in one hand, and Edward's hand in the other. He drew them feebly together, and laid the h .nd of Theo. in the hand of Edward. " My children, it is the last wish of the old man. Theo., my girl, shall it not be so ? " She glanced at the face of Edward Wallace. He was looking at her with his beautiful eyes, all moist and ten der, offering her once more, and for the last time, his heart, begging her to take the gift the heart of a brave, strong, loving, eternally true man hers for ever and ever. Such a love is God's blessed gift to woman. The world seemed turning around her, and she closed ber eyes dizzily. Daddy Dinkle listened painfully. "Theo?" he said. "Yes, father, it shall be so." He smiled a pleased, child-like smile, nodded his head faintly to show that he understood, and turned his blind eyes a little toward the light. Then his mind seemed to wander slightly. He thought he was back to school with his bo vs. "Turn to book foutth," he said, "line 653. Vixi.tt tiuem dederat cur- sunt fortuna percgi I have lived and accomplished the race which fate de signed." He loosened his hold on Theo s hand, and Edward Wallace closed his own fingCrs tightly over it and held it fast. Daddy Dinkle Seemed to have fallen into a little slumber. His face was as beautiful and t erene as the face of an infant in a happy dream. The old man was dead. Th Legend of a Missouri Cave. A writer in the 8t. Louis Republican says: "On the dividing ridge separating the waters of the Meramee from the Missouri, in Franklin county, is a cave, mainly remarkable from a tragic event which occurred in the early part of the century. The month of tho cave is funnel-shaped, f.nd about eighteen feet deep. A horizontal passage leads off in a southwest direction to a dis tance of two hundred and sixty feet, when an enlarged chamber suddenly terminates in an abrnnt chasm of un known depth. Early in the present Century ft hunter from St. Louis, named Labadie, connected with the famines of that name identified with the history of this city, went out to Franklin County, then mostly a wilderness, in pursuit of game. He had his son, a small lad, with him. They got on the trail 01 a bear, which they followed until the ani mal took refuge- in the cave. Nothing daunted, Mr. Labadie followed the bear into its hiding-place and never came out alive. The boy heard the re port of a gun and then all was silent. He watched and waited at the mouth of the cave for his father's return, but he came not back. The boy remained near the cave all day and night, and then gave up his father for lost. With his hatched he ' blazed ' the trees around the spot, in order identify the place, and then returned home. Whether search was made or not is not known, but the hunter, it is certain, was given np for lost, and his remains were allow ed to rest in their rock-bound tomb. Time rolled on, and about twenty years ago. when the engineers were laying out the track of the Pacific railroad, which passed the cave, they had the curiosity to enter, and explore its eecrets. They there found the bones of a bear and a skeleton of a human being lying close together. Not only this, but they also found an old musket-barrel, half-eaten by the rust, and a small quantity of old French and Spanish coin. All these circumstances pointed to the old hunter Labadie as the person whose skeleton was thus revealed to the gaze of the explorers, and whose tragio history was preserved by tradition. The trees were also examined, and the old scars caused by the hatchet of young Labadie were distinctly traced. Labadie Creek ' and 'Labadie Station preserve the name of the daring hunter who lost his life in the vicinity." The British Government and people f re giving a great reward to Gen. Sir Garnet Wolseley for taking command of 1,200 soldiers and whipping a lot of negroes in Africa. Parliament has voted him $125,000 in money, the prime min ister himself moving the errant ; and they have made him a major general, as w 11 as a K. V. ts. and aK.tJ.Jl. the queen in person conferring the in signia of the latter order. Appleton's Journal says : " Never before in the history of our country has the theater going class included so large a proportion of the people, or have theaters multiplied so rapidly." "Talk abont the severe mental labor of men," says Bertha, "it takes more hard study to discover the front of a now spring hat than it wonld to win a case in the Supreme CJourt against a railroad." AN From Washington. Anlendmcati Iropoaeca to Revenue Lawl Relief for the Overflowed, Kte. A bill has been introduced in the house to appropriate $750,000 for the relief of the Mississippi overflowed. The house committee on ways and means have made alterations aud addi tions to the tariff bill. Various amend ments to the internal revenue laws are appended, among them the following Each collector is to appoint as many deputies as he may think proper, under certain regulations. Provision is made for the redemption of revenue docu mentary stamps, the use of which were rendered unnecessary, by the repeal of the tax for the payment of which such stamp3 were provided. They are to be redeemed before Oct. 1st next. Bank checks, drafts, and vonchers for the payment of any sun of money, what ever, drawn upon any bank or trust company, are to pay a tax of two cents. Amendments are made by which brew ers are called wholesale and retail deal ers in malt liquors, instead of being classed with spirit dealers. Heavy pen alties are prescribed for putting to casks, barrels or kegs any label bearing a similtude of the official stamp. No mash, malt or mash shall be fermented except in distillery. Match manufac turers are required to keep their books open for inspection, and to mark on the box or package the number of matches contained therein. Neglect to do so subjects them to penalties. State banks are to pay a tax of ten per cent, on their circulating notes ; also any person, firm or association, who issues notes other than tboseof national banks, to pay the same rate of tax. The bill abolishes proprietary stamps on all medicines pre pared in accordance with a standard formula, or physician's prescription. Any farmer or planter may sell at the place of production tobacco of his own growth, at retail, directly to the con sumers, to an amount not exceeding one hundred dollars per annum. The I'ennsylvania delegation in con gress have been notified of the adoption bv the Pennsylvania legis'ature of a joint resolution opposing any cancella tion of the contract made by the post master general with the Pacific Mail steamship company for additional mail services between San Francisco and China, as it would cripple if not break up the iron ship building industry in this country. The committee on ways and means have, by a vote of eight against two, expressed themselves opposed to the restoration of the ten per cent taken off the rate of duty on certain articles in the second section of tariti act ol J une 6, 1872. This section relates mainly to manufacturers of cotton, wool, iron and steel. The committee on ways and means have authorized Mr. Foster to report a resolution censuring the secretary of the treasury, the assistant secretary and Solicitor Ranfield for the tax and carelefs administration of the law in the Sanborn contract cases. Both houses of congress have resolv ed to adjourn June 22d. The London Standard says it under stands that the queen will go to Russia iu the autumn. The honse committee on naval affairs has agreed to recommtnd the purchase of Capt. Hall's manuscript relating to his Arctic explorations, at a price not ex ceeding 815,000, in lieu of giving Mrs. Hall a pension of &10 per moutu. Congress has appropriated tne sum 01 $600,000 to replace worn-out and muti lated national tank enrrencv. The congressional delegations of the ttates of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mis sissippi have had a conference at the capital, with the view of obtaining futher goverment aid for sufferers by the over flow of the Mississippi river. It is tx- pected that $500,000 additional will be asked of congress. The committee on expenditures in the department of justice report that the accounts have been properly kept The amounts expended under the head of contingencies from Julyl, 1870, to Jan. 1, 1874, were $75,874. While mostof the money seems to have been properly and legitimately expended, yet the com mittee are of c pinion that a part of said sum was improperly expended, but they find that this departmeut is net an exception in this regard, but that similar expenditures are made in all the departments, and all of them for many years past have been accustomed to make similar expenditures. The com mittee are of opinion that in this, as the other departments, a larger amount has been expended in the fitting up of rooms than the condition of the coun try will justify. The practice which has grown up in all tho departments of expending considerable sums for knives and gold pens to be given as Christmas presAnts to subordinates, or others, should be discontinued. The commit tee are not agreed as to the propriety or legality of the heads of departments having suitable carriages and horses to answer their purposes of going hither and hither npon official business, to be kept at the expense of the government. Yet they are agreed that these should not be used in any way disconnected from official business : that large ex penditures for tht se matters should not be tolerated, and the amount to be ex pended for these things should be speci fically provided fcy appropriation. The practice of expending considerable sums out of the contingent fund to purchase portraits should be discontinued, and such things should never be parchased unless authorized by law. Small as these things are, they are evidences of an extravagance which should not now be tolerated when the people are so heavily taxed, and when all of our ex penditures should be as small as the good of the public service will permit. The committee are satisfied that a con siderable sum would be saved in the department of justice for stationery and office supplies, if the person whose duty it is to make these purchases would ad vertise for bids to furnish such articles. An impression prevails in senatorial and official cireles. that Secretary De lano will be appointed as Richardson's successor, aitnougu mere is no posiiiTB authority for the statement. The house committee on appropria tions have agreed to recommend the following appropriations: iror i'ensa- oola navy yard, $250,000; for League Island. 8300.000: lor Mare lsiana, $750,000; for Norfolk $500,000, and $500,000 for each of the other yards. The house has passed a joint resolu tion providing for sending a congres sional committee to Arkansas, to inves tigate affairs in that state. The centennial bill has passed both houses of congress, only lacking the concurrence of the house to a slight senate amendment. One clause of the bill provides that tha United States shall not be liable for any expenses in curred, although the scheme is to bo " under the auspices of the government of the United States." An Ashantee BulL The most curious relict of the Ashan tee campaign brought home by the newly returned troops is said to be a Cape Coast bull, a perfect kitten of the species. He is described as not so tall as an umbrella, and, judging from his build and activity, might be as safely trnste l to perambulate the fragile groves of a crockery warehouse as tne most docile dog. He was allowed to be loose on the deck, and is the pet and play thing of the crew, who tease him until he runs at and butts them aa the goat does. Twelve of these annimals were shipped as fresh food on the voyage, and some idea may be formed of this representative of Liliputian " live beef," when it is stated that of the eleven that were killed not one exceeded forty- seven pounds in weight as a dressed carcass. MONOPOLY. The Sewing Machine JMonopotlata Again at Work. The sewing machine ring, not con tent with the enormous sums already extorted from the people, are again at tempting to renew their power by lob bying a bill through congress, which will extend their monopoly ,for seven years longer. The A. B. Wilson feed patent was granted for one of the first abortivo at tempts to make a practical sewing ma chine ; but so imperfect and cmde was the model, filed with the application, that we doubt if any machine con structed like it was ever used, or was capable of being used practically. Yet it happens that aa this is the first case in the patent office that shows an approxi mation to the modern feed motion, the patent has been canstrued by the courts to cover all styles of feeding devices in which the cloth ciu be turued around the needle, o in which the cloth is fed between two clamping surfaces. In view of these decisions of the courts, although the patent was granted for an impracticable machine, the commis sioner of patents extended it for seven years ; and Wilson, with an eye to the present application for an extension, immediately sold, for the comparatively insignificant sum of $50,000, all his rights to Messrs. Wheeler & Potter, as trustees for the Wheeler & Wilson, Grover & Baker, and Singer companies, aud it has ever since been held and used in common by those companies as their most effectual instrument in mo nopolizing the sewing machine business, and in extorting millions yearly from the poorest and worst paid people in the land. Un the strength 01 the small amount of money for which Wilson sold his patent, the combination now wants the privilege of plundering the people for seven years longer. In con sidering this sale of $50,000, it should be remembered this valuable patent was not owned by a poor man who was obliged to sell his rights for a mesa of pottage ; the wealthy neeier x wnson mauufacturing company were doing business amounting to millions of dol lars yearly, of which three-fourths were clear profit ; the patent was sold to the presidents of the Wheeler & Wilson and Grover & Baker companies as trus tees for the combination of three cor porations, of which the Wilson com pany was one of the most interested ; that any capatalist conversant with the sewing machine business would gladly have purchased it by paying a double eagle for every dollar that Wilson is stated to have received ; and that who ever owned this patent had the whole sewing machine business in control, and could dictate his own terms as to royalty. In view of this, it is plain that the object of this sale was simply to form a foundation on which to apply to congress for another extension to enable the owners of the patent to con tinue their extortions, and compel the poor seamstresses and other purchasers of sewing machines to contribute for another long period to the groaning coffers of these grasping corporations. A few figures will show something near the amount that has been wrung from the people by these cormorants. The Singer machine is probably the most expensive one made by any of these companies, and that, as we learn by a sworn statement of I. M. Singer, costs on an average, $11.83 to build. Those made by other compauis refer red to cost much less ; but we have been unable to find any reliable or sworn statement of the expense of building these machines, and we will therefore, for the sake of argument, estimate them at the same price. The plainest and cheapest of these machines are priced at $55 dollars each. If from this we deduct $25 as a fair selling price (which would be considered an enor mous ptofit, in any other bnsiness, on a first cost of $11.83), we find that these companies have extorted from the peo ple $30 on each machine they have sold, over and above the very liberal profit we have estimated above. These com panies alone, according to their sworn statements, sold, in 1872, 445,776 ma chines ; an i if one-fourth of these were exported, the balance sold in the United States will amount to 334,332. Now multiply this by the $30 above the fair profit, and tho product gives the enor mous amount of $10,029,960. If, in addition to this, we deduct one-fourth, foi export, from the number of machines sold by the favored licensees of these companies, we have a balance of 289, 788 ; and if we muliply this by the $30 as before, we have a product of $8,693, 640, which, added to the above, will give us a grand total of $18,723,600 as the amount extorted, mainly from the poorest and neediest of the people- of the United States, in one year alone, by the operations of this ring, who, not content with this wholesale robbery so far, want the privilege of continuing it seven years longer ; which will enable them, without allowing for any incsase of business, to bag the modest sum of $131,065,200, over and above an enor mous legitimate profit. That the extension asked for will be for the benefit of this ring of capital ists, and not solely for the poor (?) in ventor and o tensible applicant, is clearly shown by an inspection of the before mentioned assignment, in which it is stated that " I have assigned, sold, and set over, and do hereby assign, sell, and set over unto said Wheeler & Potter all my right, title, and interest in and to the same with all renewals, rcimuet, and exten sions thereof." From this it is very plain that the only object of this application is to re new the power of this formidable ring; and if the people generally do not stir themselves, this mighty incubus will be fastened on them for seven years longer, as the best of legal talent and the most influential of the "third house," have been retained to work the case through. The sum of $50,000 has, we are credibly informed, been raised as a first installment and sent to Wash ington to be " placed where it will do the most good ; " and if the people do not let their representativs know their will on this point, it is possible that weighty reasons of which the ring is so lavish will have the usual influence, and the people be obliged to endure another seven years' servitude to these wealthy extortioners ; but if due efforts are made, the ring will undoubtedly suffer an ignominious defeat ; and in the course of a year or two, as soon as man ufactories now organizing are ready with their machines, the price of these necessary implements will be reduced to reasonable proportions, as machines can be built which may be sold at a good profit at from $15 to $20 each. Scientific American. Cremation has been adopted in Havana as a prevention to the spread of small-pox. In the Calle de Prad'i fam ilies are abandoning their honses, and the dead are given to the burners. It seems that the disease has been so long resident in some localities that nothing but fire will act as a disinfectant. So the houses are also to be given to the flames. The steamship Queen Elizabeth, which was totally lost near Gibraltar, had on board the most valuable cargo ever Fhipped from Calcutta. It includ ed $1,650,000 worth of indigo, $250,000 of tea, and $415,000 of silk, shellac, and produce. The ship, etc., was worth $360,000, making the aggregate loss $2,675,000. VOL. XIX., NO. 45. METHODIST EHSC0PAL. Cloae of the s'ontheru Ueneral Contrranre t LoBtavtUe. The general conference held at Louis; vale, adjourned on the 2btb, alter nam ing Atlanta, Ga., as the next place of meeting, four years hence. J. he fo1 lowing, among other resolutions, were adopted in relation to the donation of Commodore Vanderbilt to endow the Vanderbilt University at Nashville, Tenn. : Whereas, We have heard with pleas ure of the munificent gift of Mr. Corne lius Vanderbilt, of New York, of over half a million dollars to build and en dow a university under the control of the Methodist Episcopal Church South; therefore be it Resolved, That we are thankful to God, from whom is every good gift, ev ery perfect gift, for this irstance of en larged beneficence ; that we tecder to Mr. Vanderbilt the expression of our appreciation of his noble generosity, and we will ever pray that the richest blessings of heaven may rest upon him. The followijg in regard to establish ing fraternal relations with the North ern Church, was adopted: 1. That npon the subject of fraternal relations with the Methodist Episcopal Church npon a proper basis, this con ference is a unit. 2. That we are also a unit npon the propriety of appointing a commission, empowered to meet a like commission from the Methodist Episcopal Church, to settle all questions of difficulty be tween ns, and that such settlement is essential to complete fraternity. 3. That the only points of difference between us on this whole subject are the best methods of accomplishing this desired end. The benediction was pronounced by Bishop Paine, and thus closed the sev enth session of the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal Cbnrch South, which has in some respects been one of the most important ever held by the church. How They Drop Shot. On of the "secrets" of the mann- f,.rtnr nf nhnt is the mixinff of the lead with a certain proportion of a combina tion of mineral substances caueu - tem per. The " temper is tused wiin tne lead, and gives the molten metal that consistency which makes it drop. If it were not for the "temper tne ieaa would be molded by tne sieve, anu would form little pencils instead of round shot. When " BB " shot, for in ulnnw nrn to 1 made, the lead is poured into a pan perforated with holes corresponding to that size. The little pellets come pouring down in a contin uous shower, and fall into a tank filled vith water on tho ground floor. In their descent of two hundred feet they become perfect spheres, firm aud dense, and they are tolerably cool when they strike the water, although the swift concussions make the tank foam and bnbble as if the water was boiling furi ously. The shot must fall in water, for if they should strike any firm sub stance .they would be flattened and knocked out of shape. To get the lit tle pellets perfectly dry after they have been in the " well " is "the most difficult and troublesome process of the whole manufacture. An elevator with small buckets (very much like those used in flo.ir mills) carries the shot np as fust as they reach the bottom of the " well," and deposits them in a box sixty feet above the first floor. The water diips from the buckets as they go up, and not much is poured into the receiver above, although it is intended to be a sort of dripping machine. From this receiver the shot runs down a spont in to a dry-pan, which greatly resembles a gigantic shoe, made of sheet iron. The pan rests at an anglo which per mits tho wet shot to roll slowly down to the chamber below, and the pellets become perfectly dry as they pass over the warm sheet iron. The Deterioration of the Potato. The potato, being a mountain tropical, is subject, in our climate especially, to changes cf temperature very different from its condition in its native habita tion. The very statement of its history seems to prove that, as it now exists among ns, it has mainly lived its life out, but its vigir in its wild state may be, and probably is still unimpaired. It is highly probable that if some man pos sessed of the requisite knowledge and Bkill were to go t South America, and seek out the healthiest locality where the potato is indigenous, and, selecting from tho healthiest wild vines, bring them by good cultivation to a proper degree of perfection in their native habitation, then selecting from these the very earliest that conld possibly be pro duced there, bring them to this climate with all their native vigor unimpaired, we might thus obtain seedlings of origi nal health and vigor of constitution. The expense ot course would be consid erable, but if the government conld be induced to rise above mere political considerations, and appoint some such person as our minister to Chili, and per haps one or two other South American states upon the Pacific coast, congress making the necessary provisions for his or their additional expenses, the desired result might be brought about without much outlay of money. Or if some society, or some wealthy individual, would undertake the matter, great pub lic good to all mankind might thus be accomplished. Journal of Chemistry. A Granger's Dream. The Lanark Oazette, a staunch Gran ger paper, publishes the following, which is too good to be loijt : "A Granger dreamed that he died ; he went straight to the spirit world ; he knocked at the gate of the New Jerusa lem and it was opened unto him. The books were opened. He was asked. Did you ever belong to any secret society?' to which he replied 'I did to the Grangers.' ' Then, sir, you can not be admitted depart.' He then wnt to the bottomless pit, where thf lime questions were again asked him by the devil, and again he was told to depart. After he was gone a little way oft" he was accosted by the homely ruler of the pit, when the following propositions were made : Stranger,' said Nick, I will not admit you here ; they do not want you in heaven ; but I will sell you two hundrel barrels of brimstone for cash, ten per cent off, and you can start a little hell of your own, with no agents or middle men.' " Happy Children Make Happy Men ' All dissonance of character . Las its real foundation in these early impres sions. The happiness of children de pends much on their being as little as possible interfered with in their little joys. How quickly do their good incli nations unfold themselves ! How open are they to every humane and gentle feeling 1 Harsh and erroneous treat ment acts in the very opposite way ; it shuts them np. It is not the ideas, I believe, that ore learns, which really work on tho character, but those which one makes his own, lecanse the imme diate bearing on our disposition is what makes them really important. Right ideas, therefore, may engage the imagi nation whose creations become hereby only more harmonious. But every fancy doea not act and create in the same degree. It is that alone which points out to the teachers the different treatment that is necessary. If you wish to live the life of a man, and not of a fungus, be social, be broth erly, be charitable, be sympathetic, and labor earnestly for the good of your kind. FACTS AND FANCIES. A California poet has bought a mnle, and a brother-poet chronicles it as a remarkable instance of self-possession. A little boy heard his mother tell of eighteen head of cattle being burnt tho other night. " Weren't their tails burnt also?" inquired the verdant youth. " Patrick," "aid the priest, "how much did you steal ?" " Well, I may aa well confess to your riverenco for the whole stack, for I am going after the rest to-night ' " If I save ten cents a day from my drinks," ruminated old Rednose, it will be $36.50 a year, and in fifty years it will be $1,825, and then I can m-rry Mary. Dear Mary I A fish farmer in Illinois gets seven ty-five cents per pound for hit trout; thus a small string of fish will bring a much as a aheep. aud they require neither grain, hay uor stabling. A prominent public oflio in Nash ville has this notice posted np : " Don't open this door;" under winch some wag wrote the query, ny .' anu an in r responded. " Be-causc, d n it, you can't ; its locked." A little boy a few days ago under took to see if he eouid lift himself by hnnffinir on a mule's tail. He found out all abont it, and the doctor think the skin on his forehead will grow up, but will leave a bad scar. lie unblnshiiiglv admits that it was one of the most ecstatic moments of his life when the doctor laid his hand npou his shoulder, and mdly whispen'd. "Her voice is irretrievably gone. Mio will never speak apaiu." A eontleman of Louisville lias a dog a pointer. The dog ran up the steps of a house and refused to come down. His master followed, and found "A. Partridge" on the tloorpluto. I his illustrates the force of iustim t. Hon. .TeflVrson Davis attended a re cent ex mination of deaf and dumb chilJren in London, and Earl Granvillo introduced him as a "distinguished stranger wi o wit-hod to inform himself of tho method of their education." Another Yaukeo wants the govern ment to pay him handsomely for a pro cess he has invented for making it rain rherever and whenever ho pleases. Tin well tt ntara ar ho liifcli, Or Kotue ilexipnintf a Wonlil noon priKHii to talir) tlii'tu down And liht tt world with j;a. A Cincinnati reporter says that there is something grand iu the sight of a pair of runaway lu-rses, but tho Detroit Free l'ress belu vos mat a goon deal depends ou whether a tuau is on a feuoo or trying to climb over the end board of the wagon. A bill has been introduced iu the Canadian parliament to make each newspaper writer responsible to the law for his articles, so that, if an editor conld prove that he had not win ten a particular article, he would not be lia ble to punishment for it. A Cairo girl played a game of euchre with a young maa to see if she should marry him. Ho won, and then she threw herself into his arms, rxclaiming, " I am thine forever thine V" As soon as the unhappy youth could extricato himself he robbed a bank and started east. It is said that Robert Dextor, of the New York lmur, hits refused an offer of $100,0(10 for his trotting horse Ledger, or words to thn'. -fleet, Ono of these fine days that horse is going to lie down and die, and his owner will feel that he has made a dropsical fool of himself. A regulation biaek-and-tnu poodle, to be worth $100, must liavo a head about the size of n black walnut ; eyes that stand outside of their sockets ; a tail about tho size of a lend pencil, and legs so attenuated that the animal lalU over ou his back every time ho lifts his head to bark. A California elitor says he can stand it to hoar tourists from the Allim tio seaboard, who conic out to the Pacific const, talking about "San Jooy quinn," "Sun .loser," " Stiinislouso," aud the like, but when they ogin ink ing questions alwmt " Mount Shyster" he wants to bo off. A company havo purchased nut thousand six hundred acre" of laud m ar Butte des Moris, Wisconsin, which is to 1 1 .!... iui , f lie uevou u I'jrniniii i.i i 1 "' muskrats. Last yeai about four thou sand rats wore captured on this tcrritoiy, and it is estimated that six thousand will bo this year. A literal-minded youngster was piekel up by a visitor of tho family, who, dandling him on his knoc, said : " I wish I hud this little boy ; I think there's money it him." To which promptly replied tho child : "I know there is," for I swallowed b cent when I was at grandma's the other day." A Detroit gentlennin prides himself on his fine fow ls, 1111.I hin rciirhbnr is equally vain of a lino coach dog. The dog worries the life out of the chickens. A lew days ago tho owner of the dog re ceived the following tioto : "Friend You keep dogs. I ko f t hickens. If my chickens worry your dogs, shoot 'em." At tho lust gruti I bull in Wyoming, one young lady whs nllired in a buff grosfrained buok-skiii dress, with army blauket orerskiit, bottom IoojkmI up with buckKkin strings cut bias. Hmr drossod a la Red Cloud, in which wt-.e twined a few sprigs 4. f sage brush, the whole secured Ix-hind in a bunch with a handsome pin made with a pine splin ter and a buffalo's oar. By a return just issued the area of London is 122 square miles. The nyer is crossed by seventeen bridges. Tho averago daily supply of water is fll 4. 26; metrio tons, and the annual ratable vulue of property is 20,000,000 Moil ing. Last year tho number of birth was 121,100 in fifty-three weoks, or 2, 2H5 weekly ; and, as tho deaths went 75,651, or 1,4 16 weekly, the cioosm of bir hs over deaths was 43,466, or H'l'.t weekly. At the present time the postal rates between France and this country are so high that it is cheaper for lotb rs between tho countries to le first sent to England, thou re-transmitted to their destination, either France or tho United States, than for letters to m carried direct by the French mails. And there is an' ngon. y in London which makes money by undertaking this business of re-transmitting letters between the two countries. Another horrible scene in Urn British royal family. Tho Duchess of Edinburgh had lnirrowed the Prince of Wales' crimping irons. In ret urn i tig them she presented tlio hot ends to her royal highness, who thoughtlessly took hold of them, and then waltzed around with ono hand lctwe: u her knees for several minutes before she could speak. Eye-witnesses of the occurrence xpreH their belief that the days of th . Rusaiau empire are numbered. "Our Weights." Under this head the London Medical Record says : " UM.n the average, lys at birth weigh a little more and girls a little less than six ami one-half Munds. For the tirst nine years the two sexes continue nearly equal in weight, but beyond that time miiloa acquire a de cided preponderance. Thus, young nu n of 20 average about 143 Miunds oiirh, while the young women of 20 arcragH 120 pounds. Men reach their heaviest bulk at alont 35, w.n n they avornco about 152 Kunds, but women slowly increase in weight until alxitit 50, wlieu their average is about 12S iKiimds. Tak ing men and women together, th ir weight at full growth averages alnjut twenty times as heavy as they were on the first day of their existence. Men raDge from 10H pounds to 220 pounds, and women from HH pound to 207 or.nds. The actual weight of human nature, takiDg the average of ages and con ditions, nobles, clergy, tinkers, tailors, maidens, boys, girls, aud babies all in cluded, isvery nearly 100 Hunds. Theso figures are given in avoirdupois weight, but the advocates cf the stieriority of women might make a nice point by iu trodncing the rule that women bo weighed by troy weight like other jewels, and meu Ly avoirdupois. The figures will then stand young men of 20, H.'l rounds each ; young women of 20, about 110 pounds each, and so on."