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J mi ; a vsrj wat I Ik ie 1 t or tl In ut ' 10 ine o ; su lo har rgt to a i'le 2 i re pre y i ry. x. k,i igU .. ley anl fell K 1 lot. ieal .on Am ted ica hi. n e thi siv. nan ia. ich linj C ndt f tee be wi ntl HE he tl nej ,0O wh Ion ing tinj I in 'HI n a' .e i -at .ior . tut- tr e: fei tan Vw It sb ho ite .ih !ex .Id . un :.pp I)! usii ril rov ho l!H ndi vhc oil: ct e root and clai sCV in Ira th sai de 1 th. Da th I vi ifi lo n tl T ii t! t a 1 1 THE BISKFR S DIXXER. O. W. IIOLMKS. The Banker's dinner is tlie statrlirM M Hie town has heart! of for Tear at leat. The rtairv lustres Mint thf'ir l.nti. 1.-st Maze; Pauiask an.l silver catch and unread the ravs. The fl.iurist's triimiili crown the daintiest Klxiil, W n fnmi the ea, the (.rest, and the soil ; The steamina hot-hntise vi.-l.ls its largest nines! The sunless vaulu uin-wr'th their oltkut wines, f all that clutter mund the genial hoard, Jsot one bo radiant as the banquet's lord. f, with the merry tale and jovial sonR, Th.- jocund evrninc whirls itself along, J ill the lust chorus sliri. ks its loud encore, An.l the white neckcloths vanish throuijh the door. Onaras won!, the menials know its tone .VlV! VT,.k "V-V ,l,e master stands alone. We.l ,,):,vl l,y " breathe not what were host unheard. His p.i.i.-t shivers as he spends the won! : '' 1' ''I" truth and so have said the wise- It makes me laugh to think how handv lies. Rinkrupt to-morrow millionaire to-day !" 1 he farce is over, now licgius the j.lay Il.irk ! the deep onth. the wail of frenried woe! Iost ! l,Ft to h.. of henven and ik-.kr (s low. Jlo kept his s.-cret, hut the sos-l i,i criino urstsof it.jf in g.kI's apintsl time. The moral mnrket h:xl the usual r bills f virtue siiflcrinz f'!.ni pr 'ested hills. TIip while cravat-', p, irii tidship's i.i.morv true, fML'h'il for the past, surveyed ti'ie fut.iiv, inn, rhei r sorrow- l.rt-:ttlHsl in one expressive line: Gave plfitsant dinners; who l.i.sg.it his wirier I THE JIOKMOX TABKHXACLE. Hi- lillflrrn of ) lie Vilnts llison lro:t hlrruin tUr- Slul-glls ViWa ou ilnrrlasr ttHPKllim. Kilt Lake ("orresK.n.h nc-c of the Cincinnati Gazette. You find tlio TalornacIe to lie a large oblong r(M,i,i L'.'.ii f.-ct long by 150 feet w ide with a single, sclf-stistaiiiging -iroh roof .." fcr t high, siipix.rted around the sides by -It! sand-stone columns. It is capable of seating 8,000 persons, but having no boating apparatus, is used only in sum mer. In one e nd is the organ, second ... uiiij u un; D.isKiii orjran. it is an instriiiiiontof raresweetnossantl jiower, lniilt by a Salt Iike Kiint. The Iarre r-hoir, of i rliaps sixty voices, is placed iiiBin diately around the orcon, and in front are tiers of seats with chairs and lks in the center for the superior officers of the congregation, from the President down. In front of all is a lone table, on which are placed the broad and water of the (onmmnion service, which is admin istered every Sunday, water taking the place of wine. n the nviriiinj' of our attendance, a ohil. Iron's ?athorinjr was held, preparatory to the o'exTvancv of the jrreat Mormon .-mtiivt rsiuie., July 24, ctimmenioratin the "U-mdin-r of the Pilirims" on tlie ts:uid-iNin.l shores of Salt Lake, twentv oiLht years ar. Smie :,ooo children, or more, were present, lu loiij-'in to the vari ous wan I .uiiday-sehools, for the purpose of rein arsinir tlu ir son;jrs and d clama tions. The lelivery of the latter indica ted tlie inllueiie,. of the theater rather than of tlie school, the articulation lcilig generally far from perfect, and the .ro niiticiation faulty. The children kept excellent time and tune. The music anil 1 poo try were tip to the machine average of Sunday-school verse and son". The !.. 1 I i. n tenia v element, ot course neiit, as in tho f.dlowinjr; wils pronn- r.i.-s. rii;h;pin Y.iiit.-p p l.il. !.-.. hp-t.- J .v . I...s. ,, Twelve, in what thev kivj " liv . !.l..rs ,.rj,ls .,,,,( i. a. h'trs", I..!, i '" tr laU rs .s in all they do. N nr. the children of the saints, "I these, the alter .lavs. v hen t ajalli Ins e:llis fi I 'rulh's l.rilit tt.ilu-eut nv hi tic III- kn.-.l.piii he is I. nil. liny : "I'p i-p ip :ii iiiiiM.uti.ie.t svvav, 'I hat Zi.. n may appear in ail its ,! cnoitrs. Il'irt-ih! hurrah! we'll hel . the work nloti": i ,'s eH . i, .1 ii, e i lnpteii vv nan. 'II ipcrforni a tiulilc In r..Iiini; on the kingdom in its r.Ip.ry J( p-.v l.riht have Us n parental lioi.es A l-p.ll what we -Ii ill .1.. In rollini; . .. .1, h.ivah's work, And helping y it thnpiuh. Wi-'ll stem liie ti.le p.f wickedness, 'I'hat .1. hi-os the wot 1.1, 1 hat may ap)s ar in all its l..ry. 'horns Hurrah, etc. ; heirs in. I. . the pri. For in it we were l...rn: -1. Fy naught l.ut vilest a. tip.ns 'an we l.e of it sli.pin. W .re..i t;,,. (,,1,1 of .!,-i,s, Ilis . i,,H latnhs are we, Jvo'l it wear.- pure-heart. . I, 1' is face we s.-.n shall s.. A nother hymn, entitled "The Standard of .ion," was an adaptation of the "Star i'ariirleil Hanner." I'urin.i; the sinirinsr our eyes ransred over the mottMs painted on the panels in front of the irallerv. One of these read mid it found a striking exemplification in the set ties In-fore us "I'tah s Ust orop- hildren." ( Hher mottoes arc: "( hi r own mountain home;" "Tinted we stand; divi ded wo fill," "llcirsof the priestho-Ml;" "P.rL'hain our leader and frieii-l;" "The Isimrdoni is ours;" "'e thank thee, () ;..d, for a prophet;" "Our martvred prophet." After the service some of our party had a brief interview w it It PH-ham oumr, who is said to show ons of ad-vanei.io- a-e and debility, its inisrht lie ex p 'clod of,... ; sevt ntv-iour vrars old. t-F.KVI.'K IX Till', ta r.i.nx ACI.K. Ill the afternoon the regular public ser vice was ti. ,i ,,, tl. talKTiiacle. In Mor Jiiotiiioc) no on.- rcaehes, except as he is 111. 'V .1 ,y tlie lfolyOhost. He is un Iji'.ibteilly the ablest livinir expoiicnt of ne theology and morals of ilu saints. He is of iiie.liuiu stature, sttirdilv and some what heavily limit, with a larjre head, o.oao iace, imi'iy complexion, lone; white licai-d; on the w hole, a fair American reiv -.,:... t ..r i ti a: . . i ,1 . . ...... p ..1 i in- oKi- nine patriarcn. 1 ie stands sHakniL'. with a side-lone; inclina tion ot the heap I ami an upward cast of the eye. as though takinsr aim at a squir rel w ith a shot-tin. His voice is stronr, manner poii.leroiis. lamruairo plain ami nomeiy. style forcible rather thanelei .'ant. nreel rather than correct. His auiircss ii ,-.v ,,y sitioinc; ami a ravcr lr.nn another brother, who praved for the Mr:-.tiy:ers present, that they miVht Ik' led t'. see tliin.p-s as they are, "and to report ae .-onl-in- fy, w ith a hijrhly exjTessive syllabification and jh nultimate accentua tion of tlie hist word. Profiler Ois.,,1 took for his text Matt. -v. v., ;mu aner a prelmiinarv state- ni tit that lie fia.l no knowletlvfo of what be was al.nit t,, s;iv, but that' lie should HH'.ik as he was directed to sjH'ak, nn lioii ieed his thonio to 1h liiarriav. lie tin II proeee.le,I to Unfold the Mormon theory ofthis institution. It would lie in 1 1 her practicable nor profitable to L'ive au thin- Ut,. a (...mj.ioi,. Svnojsis of this .-injiil.ir di-eourse. Suflice it to s,iy, it was an , laU.rate exposition and defence of sp-.i itu.il marria-eand polv-amv. Since e ais.-i..!ie a-e there has U-en no true religion in the woiM, until on April '.. l.;o. the church w as oriranicd anew bv ss ial revelation, with its ;,.ostles, rev:- latv.rs, and jirophots, just as the t 'liris tian Church was or-ranized at the iK'iria liit".'. There can 1 e no valid marriage mill ss oclcbnttcd by one sHciallv author ized by t bsd. All marriaps Ufore the divine revelation! to Joseph Smith are invalid. Trip' marriairo is for eternity. Those not proj-crly married can only bo antrcls, i. e., ministcrimr servants hcreaf t"r. Those truly, i. Mormonicallv, married shall inherit tlironcsand le ruloYs of celestial kingdoms. Polvpimy enlaroes tin s,, kin j.l.ims, and so srives man a higher s.sv'ion in Ibavcn. Polv-amv, more-: over, makes provision f,,r the souls of the departed, who are as yet imprisoned in Paradise. The men and women of today, can liccome baptized and married for the dead, and so secure their release from Paradise, and their establishment asrrods or rulers of celestial kingdoms. And s, on fir quantity ami for quality a st ra Hire medley, by turns forcible and feeble, shrewd and silly, biblical anil blas phemous, aimisinsr iorhnps. but disfrust - i i i i. ., . ou inyoipt a oouw. .ini tins, i tclt, js Mormonism fanaticism jMitritied into a fraud; relkrion reduced to the propajration of the race; solitary P.ible texts exajrirer ated an l iHTvertttl into a revelation of alistndities; and aliominations, sjdvation by marriage; a t hristian-ity, the corner stone of w Idcli is the sexual relation; a Mohammedan heaven, seen through a New Testament i-orspoetive with an Old Testament background. T II n OMiKKii ATIoX AN D CHOIR. The Jar-re fmretration. which must have niimlK'red nearly 4,00'), the men oo cut.v inp- one-half of the house, the women th. ther. listened attentively, manv of thein adinir thi- strange nirly. They seemed toKdieve L'ospel ahhotiirh how manv of them, or how much of it it would lie discourse hard t. say: tune will show. I luring the first half of the the communion elements were adminis tered to the congregation. The bread having distributed. Apostle Pratt sto ped in the midst of his argument, prayer was offered by one of the bri th. . a in con secration of the water, whith wat then di-t ri bu ted, tho speaker resuming his dis course. The choir closed the service bv nn Bv HOESLEY & CO. sinpnp: Mozart's Twelfth Mass Gloria In admirable style. Now, at leaU We. could worship and believe that after all heaven may be a place worth going to. "The Campaign- I think the CT.mpai-jrn has opened. I am no politician myself, but I think so lieraiise a drunken man ran agabtst mc last niirht, ami yell"l " lah for Tlioittpvoi. 1" ' And Ire had foarrx'.ly stagrsrered otit of signi wnon ftnother intoxicated invvio ual eAttle runnin.-j; around the corner and hoarsely inquired: " Tieres the reptile that called onr candidate a horw-thief ?" ' : ' Iitcr in the evening several men halted in front of my house and thus addressed me as I slundiered : " Come down here, you old pray-headed heathen, and give us money to buy xrtv dor!" I didn't po down, and they unhinged and carried off my gate, and broke down two shade-trees. Ar I (aid at the start, I don't keep my self posted on politics, but I am con vinced that the campaign has opened; this is the Way, if I rentornW sjnghtlyj that all campaigns have been opened for the last fifteen years. ' This morning while I was selecting a roast at the butcher', a man with red eyes and wieked face came up, slapped me on the back, and as ho twisted around so as to give me the full force of his tan yard breath he remarked: " iimmc verhand less hrdlerfor John son !' He seized my hand anil shook me around and continued : " I kin lick any human being who says a word agin Johnson 1" " Who's Johnson?" I asked, for really I did not remember of ever hearing or reading of him. " Who's Johnson ?" lie echied, gazing at me in astonishment and indignation, " why, he's lived in your own ward for ten years!" " I never met him." " Never did ? Why, he keeps the big gest and lest saloon in the ward!" "Ah!" . lie looked at me fir a moment in a puzzled way, not understanding what " ah !" meant, and then he pulled off his coat and exclaimed : " See here, maybe you are going to cut Johnson and vote for Spicer?" " Mavlw I am." " You are, eh ?" he yelled. " You are going to cut Johnson off the regTar ticket and vote for that long-haired Spi cer'.'" A jolieenta took the man away just as ho was preparing to detnof.st rate the freedom of the Amcrioiin balIot-lox, and I got mv roaM sd went into the crocerv. (ll-l Mr. liOVejoy and old Mr. Arnold happened in at the same time. I knew they differed in wUtief, but also knew that both were .,od men, and had Wen trioiulK hf twenty years. "t?oin;$ to be a hot campaign, I guess, remarked Mr. Arnold, as he hunted for match to light his pirn. "Oh, I dunno," replied Mr. Loveiov, " I think we'll scoop vou high and dry PP P.I.OP.L lllll. II V 1KPI I. " You will, eh ? I'll wager that vou are the sickest looking man in the county no lore snow ines. "(iuess not," said Mr. Love-joy. in a nettled tone; "the people are tired of lieing roblied and plundere-d- airrl buf- tieiietf and roasted at tlie stake, as it were, and thev are rising in their miirht to hurl the villainous party from power. "What party do vou refer to, sir?" demanded Mr. Arnold. "Yours, sir," replied Mr. Lovojoy. "Then, sir, vou are a dotard and liar!" shouted" Mr. Arnold. "And I'll knock Vou down!" cried Mr. liovejoy; and thev struck and kicked and fell over a barrel, and were separated only to vow eternal enmity. r rom now until tne camiianrn is over I shall see such things everv dav. As I come home men will demand money of me to drink the health of this or that candidate; men will seize me and rush me into a saloon, and oblisre me to swal low some villainous drink to show that I favor their candidate ; men will throw bnci.bats at me if I come up a back street to avoid them. If I ride on a street car I shall hear men abuse and malign every . candidate on my party ticKct; it i ride in the omnihus 1 shall hear men relate villainous lies about every candidate on the other ticket. The chances are that my butcher and grocer and tailor will fall out with me i eoause i re i use to imrraii lor their can didates, or because I can't see that Saun tiers is a liar, hyjoerite, horse-thief, burg lar and jail breaker, w hile Morton has to wear an overcoat to hide his angelic win-rs. " During the day I shall hear all these things down town, and when I come home to rest, and just as I am enjoying my first nap, sonio one will ring my liell and want to know if I am on this or that ward or city committee. In less than half an hour some one voting the other ticket will heave a rock against the door from across the street to remind me of the error of -may ways. At midnight parties will conic along and hurrah for some one, and at daylight, the man who has N en " laying wires" all night will wink at me as he goes along home. If I take any part in this campaign I must fold tickets and lay plans on Sundays, remain up tlie most of every night, drink with every man who asks me, treat every loafer encountered, lie alxmt men whose characters are aliovo reproach, and praise men who are not lit to asso ciate with heathens. I sometimes think that I won't have anything to do with iolities. ThkSiti atiox in CrRA. Yalmascda is evidently unhappy. Failing to crush Maximo (Joniez he has turned upon the mayor of Havana and humbled that functionary to the dust. It is evident he aims at establishing a purely personal government, and will have no exhibi tions of independence on the part of sul- ordinates. F.ven Zulueta, the leader of the slave lniwer, is dissatisfied, and natur ally resents a blow struck at his oflice while h e remains the ineumlent. From the seat of. war we learn the signiti- int news' that tho headquarters of the Spanish troops are to Ik placed on the linos of railway.; J his now orderwjlf oom-jh-1 the abandonment of many sTrategie points throughvthe interior, which the Spaniards have preserved with their native tenacity. Everything, however, points to the final disruption of Spanish lower in tho island. r Day by day the torch of the insurii'iits increases the area of devastation, arid , by the end of the year there will be few sugar pi; Hta tions to tight for. so that Spain is losing blood and treasure in tlie vain- -eflbrt to restore her broken rule. X. 1 lit raid. IIavpy Eveuy Day. Sidney Smith" cut the following from a newspaper and preserved it for himself: " When you rise in the morning form the resolution to make the day a hapy one to a fellow creature. It is easily done, a left-off garment to the man that needs it; a kind word to the sorrowful; an encouraging expression to the striving trifles in themselves as light as air will do at least for the twenty-four hours. And if you are young, depend uiHin it, it will tell when you are old, and if you are old rest assured it will send you gently and happily down the stream of time to eternity. Py the most simple arithmetical stun look at the resnlt. If you sond onejierson away happily through the day, that is three hundred and sixty-five in the eourse of the year. And suppose you live forty years only after you commence that course of" medicine, you have made foui teon thousand six hundred jiersoiis hap py at all events for a time, ' lJ JLJLJJJJL Household Hints. If you have Weft picking or handling arty acid fruiV, and have stained your Vnns, Wash them in clear water, wipe Ihem lightly, and while th'ey jel moist strike a match alio shut your hands aro'n'rtd 11 o as to catch the smoke, tM tlVO stains will disapiiear. If you have stained your muslin or gingham dress, or your white panto with beines, before wetting with anything else pour boiling Watef through the stains, and they Will d.appear. Pefore fruit juice dries it can often he removed by cold wcr, using a sponge and tsuvri if necessarv. Rubbing 'tfii fmgt'rs with the inside of paru of apples will remove most of the ftain caused by paring. - Tijbs and pails saturated with frlvcer- ine will not shrink and dry up, the hoops will -not fail off, and there will be no ne cessity for keeping these articles soaked. Putter tubs keep fresh and sweet, and can be used a second lime. To clean and restore the elasticity of cane-chair bottoms: Turn the chair bottom upward and with hot water and a sionge wash the cane ; work well, so that it is well soaked ; should it he dirty, Ue soap, let it dry well in the air, and it will be a tight and firm 1 as new," pro vided none of the canes are broken. Match mats can lie made of ordinary sandpaper, cut in circular and octagonal shajes, fastened upon pastelioard and bound with bright-colored braids, a ring attached to each, and the w hole hung near the match-safe for use whenever a match is lighted. The Unsightly marks that disfigure many walls may by this inexpensive and simple arrangement be entirely prevented. There should lcor-e in every room in the hooe. Tricks or Speech. Nothing is easier to aequire, nothing more difficult to loc, I hall a trick of sjioech and manner ; and nothing is more universal. If We look round among our friends find acquaintances we shall fW scarcely one who has hot his favorite wonl, his perpetual formula, his auto matic action, his unmeaning gestures all tricks caught probably when young, and, by not being corrected then, next to impossible to alwlish now. Who does not know the familiar " I say " as the preface to every remark? and the still more familiar "vou know" as the middle term of every fchlehce? Who, too, in these latter times, hos not suffered from the affliction of "awful" and "jolly " milestones in the path of fpcech inter sjiersed with even Uglier and more obtru sive signs of folly and corrupt diction milestones that are forever turning Up, showing the successive distances to which good taste and refinement have receded in thir, hideous race after slang to which our youth is given. Then there are the people who erpetuate ejaculations; who say "m idness!" as a mark of surprise, and "CJood gracious!" when surprise is a little mixed with reprobation; lower in the social scale it is "My word!" "Pa tience!" "Did I ever!" and indifferently to all stations, " You don't say so!" or in a voice ofdeprecation, "No!" and "Surely not!" To judge by voice and word, these ejaeulatory people are always in a state of surprise. They go through the world in unending astonishment; and their appeals to their goodness and that indeterminate quantity called good gra cious are incessant. In the generation that died with the fourth George the favorite ejaculations were " Iy Jove!" and "J.v George! with excursions into the region of "Gad!" and " P.y iingo! 'Pefore then we had the bluff and lustv squires who rejoiced in " Odsbodikins" and "Zounds," with other strange and uncouth oaths that were not meant to offend the hearers, but were simply tricks ot sjH'ecli caught by the swakers. So indeed, is the habit of swearing and using had words generally. It is emphatically a habit, a trick of speech, meaning for tlie most part no more than the " Good ness!" and "Patience!" of the milder folly. . A Dream that Parted Man and Wife. P.undy lias lieen married two weeks and has left his wife. P.undv is a little man, and his wife weighs 210 pounds, anl was the relict of the late Peter Potts. About ten davs after marriage I'undv was suri.risod, on awakening in the morning, to find his lietter half sit ting up in lied crying as if her heart would break. Astonished, he asked the cause of her sorsow, but receiving no reply he began to surmise that there must le some secret on her mind that she withheld from him, that was the caufe of her anguish, so he remaiked to Mrs. 15. that as thev were married she should tell him the cause of her grief, so, if jKjssible, he could avert it, and after considerable coaxing he elicited the lof lowing from her : " Last night I dreamed I was single, and as I walked through a well-lighted street I came to a store where a sign in front advertised husbands for sale. Think ing it curious, I entered, and rangei along tue wall on either ride were men with prices affixed to them. Such beau tiful men; some for $1,000, some for ifoOrt, and so on the 150. And as I had not that amount I could not purchase Thinking to console her, 15. placi'd his arm lovingly around her and asked: -ni did vou see any men like mc there?" ' Oh, ves," she replied, drawing awav from him, lots like you; they were tied uj in bunches, likes aparagus, and sold for ten cent a bunck." Pundy got uj, and went to see his lawyer if he had sufficient ground for divorce. A Real Indian Romance. The Louisville Courier-Journal tells this story : Petween Clarksville, Tenn., and Eddyville, Ky., on the Cumberland river, there is a cavern which can only lie entered by diving into the water, and which has no other light than that re flected from the lxittoni of the river. It was accidentally discovered by a young Indian chief, while one day diving for his gun, which he had dropped from his he Indian youth who discovered it, for a long time kejt the secret to himself, and would eften resort to it in his lonely hours, where, by the aid of his flint and a piee-e of dry wood, he would kindle a fire and eniov himself in looking at the magnificence of the si-ene as the light reflected back mil lions of beams from the numerous stalag mites and stalactites of gigantic size and fantastic forms. The cave was about fiftv feet wide, and about the same in height. In the eourse of time this voting son of the forest became enamored with a beautiful daughter of one of the back woodsmen in the settlement. Tiie young chiefs name was Wallahalla and the girl's name was Agnes IlofK-rtson. In those days the daughters of the backwoodsmen could sw im, ride, and handle a gun with all the dexterity and skill of their fathers and brothers. Arriving at the place the lover disappeared beneath the surface of the water and the maiden quickly fol wed him. Here he informed her she must remain as his prisoner until he gained the consent of her parents to their union. Wallahalla then departed to re turn soon after with dried venison and such articles as were necessary for her comfort. Returning to the settlement, Wallahalla found that the place had been attacked by the foe and the village burnt to the ground. The parents of Agnes mourned her as dead, or lingering in a captivity to which "death would lie far preferable. The young chief was loudest in his lamentations over the lost girl, and at the war dance of his trifle swore the direst vengeance against her captors. All the male iortioii of the settlement, together with the friendly tribe to which the vou ng chief Wallahalla belonged, tarted in pursuit of the foe to rescue the J 7 J A T COLUMBIA, JiliL After a long and tedious march they came upon the enemy in the neigh borhood of where. Metropolis city, LH., now stajida. A fhrlvW battle Was fought, 5n Whi'cn the attacking party, headed by young Wallahalla, dealt death and ele struction to their foe until the ammuni tion was exhausted. At Th!'S iiioiiieht the enemy was i'ciiiiorced, and the attack ing party was compelled to retire acroas the Ohio. The father of Agnes .Robert son was almost crazed with grief .At the loss of his leioVed lp.ij:htei. In his great jpohy lie published to the troops the fol lowing announcement t "t, Andrew Roltfilson. will give 16 the resetter cf iiiy daughter from the hands of the Iowas her hand in marriage, 1,000 acres of land, 100 head of cattle and horses, 100 pounds of powder, and two rifles." AJrirpttW KECElttSOX. Twenty lYie'n, warriors and riflemen, among them Wallahalla, stepped forward and tendered their services. The girl herself Vas a fortune to any man. Tdie patent and his trusty friends, W'ith the exception of those who were to go in pursuit of the Iowas in search of Agnes Robertson, returned to the scttlemeut on Little river, near the place how known a Cadis, in Trigg cotmty, Ky., torebuild ther huts and the stockade which the In dians had destroyed. Wallahalla separ ated himself fro'al both parties, and by a drcuitoUs route wended his way. to the cavern in search of his IxdoVed Agnes, whom he found 111 aimos?, a Btarving con dition. The full moon shone forth in all its splendor on the high5; of the 25th of May as they rose to tlm surface of the Water and entered their'canoe to return to the arms of the lovely; Agne's parents, . nd receive the reward and a blessing. Their advent into the settlement on the following morning was an occasion for great rejoicing. Feasting and dancing Were the order for several weeks, and the young chief Wallahalla was the toast of the country for miles around, lie was the recipient of presents of land, horses, cattle, skins, etc., to a larger extent than any man living since the foundation of the world. Of the nineteen men who stepped forward to offer their services to Andrew Robertson, not one returned to give in his exiorience, and the general impression existed at that time that they were either tomahawked or burnt at the stake. Wallahalla married and changeTl his name to Robertson. Many of his descendants lived in the neighborhood of what is now known as Crittenden county and Trigg county, Ky., till alxmt the year 1818, when they removed to Eastern Georgia. An Asthmatic Prisoner. He was a fat man, almost as wide as the corridor door, and as he came out one of the newsboys whisjiered: " What a sinker he'd make for a fish line!" "Your name is Rufus Jackson, is it?" asked the court. " Yes certainly of eourse my name's Rufus Jackson," wheezed the fat man in reply. "And you hail from Milwaukee?" " Why, yes certainly. Lived there twenty-eight years." "And you were drunk last night?" "No, sir no, sir I deny the charge in totum. Never was more astonished in nij' life, sir. Perhaps you have taken me for some one else." "Perhaps I have, Mr. Jackson, but if you weren't drunk, how came you to lie lying flat on the walk, hat in the gutter, satchel in the, street and your feet spread all over? And when an officer raised you uj, Mr. Jackson, you plainly and "dis tinctly said: 'Zon't g'wav an lemme 'lone I'll knock 'cr head off!' Would a solier man make such a remark?" " May it please the court," wheezed the fat man, "I am a victim of asthma. I was born of honest parents, and my li fi ll as lie-en one long epoch of resjiectability. I am fat. I'd give the world to be lean, but I can't lie. I can't run. Other men can skip and gambol, w hile I must sleep. I can't sing. I can't whistle. I am an enthusiastic politician, but can't holler for the candidate on my ticket. If I try to, my voice merely makes a sound like w i nd sol ibing th rough a corru gga ted sto vc pije elbow. This asthma is killing me by inches. The doctor says that I may live to see the strawberries come again, but lieyond that I dare not hojx-. Last night as I came into your lieaatiful city I was seized with a faintness and fell down, and if the officers had not found me I should likely have been robbed and murdered. 1 am indeed greatly obliged, and I eanjt close my remarks without complimenting the efficient police force of your handsome and orderly city." "Fat man from Milwaukee," said the court, as the prisoner paused, " Once I was like a child, I looked at things as a child. I believed every story and state ment, and my heart was free from suspi cion. Men took advantage of me; wo men deceived me. with their crocodile tears I felt sad for the men who cut their hair close and bet their money on dog fights. I have changed, Mr. Jackson. The lamb has liccome a cougar. That was a good speech of yours, but I can't jiart company until vou hand the clerk a ten dollar biil." The prisoner smiled sadly, paid the money, and was not long getting out of doors. Detroit Free Pre. How to Harvest Castor Beans. The Rural World savs: As soon as the sj)ike-s begin to burst open they must be cut off and thrown into boxes, and hauled to the jxijiping-out plae-e. The manner of gathering is to make a sleigh that will pass ln-tween the rows, having a liox that will hold ten bushels, that being a load for an ordinary horse. One horse at tached to a slenl on which a elry goods box is placed will answer. For twenty acre's, three sleds, made of 2xG stuff, wide enough to hold the largest sized dry goods box, will suffice. Care should be taken to gather up those that have popped out In-fore a rain, as rain blackens them, and they will not sell as well. To prepare a place for them to ikiji out, select a clean, smooth, hard place on the prairie, sloping enough to cause rainwater to flow off freely, so that none will stand or lie dead; take sharj) hoes and se-alp off smooth all the grass on a sjiaee say J00 hy 80 leet, tor twenty neres. 1 his should lie swept oft clean, leaving a level surface of hard ground. Then deposit your spikes, leaving a bor der uncovered of at least twenty feet all around, to catch those beans that jump outward when opening under a hot sun. AlKiut the second or third dav they should be turned, to bring those at the bottom to the top. A steel garden rake is the lx?st imidement to use. About the fourth or fifth day thev are nearly all out of the burs, and the haulm or straw, then greatly diminished in bulk, should lie pitched on a pile to give them time tor stragglers to leave it, and the beans lx-ing set free are found in the bot tom of the debris, can easily be raked clear e.f empty burs, and ' taken awav preparatory to fanning. Any good fan ning machine will clean them, and when the yard is clean and solid very little earth will go with them. After tl-.e beans begin to ripen the field should lie gone over once or twice a week till frost. In hot, dry weather they ripen more rapidly than in cool, wet weather. Children can jierform this work, and a large family of children can not lie more profitably employed than in taking care of a crop of castor lieans. The work is all light. With a steady horse children may do all the work. Tins isn't a good season for "catclies" at the watering-places, and many nice girls are willing to take up with fieekled laced, iniJpove shed men. TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1S75, THE MISSISSIPPI'S MOUTH. Cirnerwl BfUrf the r.ntttmsprn In the The Board of Engineers convened by Capt. Eads, with the approval of the President, for .the purpose. of considering hU ploha r.c th1? hdiistrtictioh rf a Mrai-em of jetties at the South Pass of the Missis sippi river, resumed its session yesterday morning at the Fifth avenue hotel. Though, the details of tfie Him tiion hlcli the jetties. are to be constructed Were fully examined and discussed, ho action was taken except to recommend that the mallre?seS be laid in thfc Her oui lo the depth of thirty feet ot water, Mr. Whitcohib, secretary of the board stated yesterday that Very little doubt was entertained of the. success of Capt. Ead's plan. Unless the construction of the jetties, he Paid, Should develop some acnon oi me wavers m ene river auuvt aiul in the gulf, W-hich can not be fore seen or calculated oh, the ietty system will attain all that is neceessary to make the river navigable tit its flioUlh. No engineer, who has given the subject the slightest consideration, entertains any doubt that by confining the river be tween artificial Walls the ft ce of the currents thus produce! '.!!' ieepen the channel. The experience elerived from other Works of a similar character has satisfactorily settled this point. The chief difficulties thnt lay ih the Way of the jetty system are supposed to exits in the construction of works having suf ficient stability to withstand the action of the current of the river within and of the tides and gulf currents from without, and at the same time preventing the form ation of a new bar within too short a period. It is now generally addhiitted by the present board of engineers that Capt. Eads has obviated these difficulties.- Some members of the board believe fliat it will require over a century to form a new bar, while others, who do not think it will take so long, believe for at least twenty years the mouth of the river will be kept free from obstruction by the works now in progress. It is also the opinion of all the members of the com mission that the mattress system of build ing up the jetties will be successful. Awe York Tribune. The Turning Tide. It is noted as a significant fact that the southern and western merchants now crowding into New York for fall pur chases, almost universally take a more favorable view of affairs than they find existing in that city. The United States Economist says they all report that busi ness in their districts is active; that the crops are abundant, and that the plant ers and farmers are in a more favorable condition for supplying themselves with the commodities ef which they stand in so much need. And they afford the best possible evidence of their views by pur chasing with a freedom and lilierality that affords assurance of an active trade just as soon as the crops begin to move forward freely. An impression also lo gins to prevail that the less favorable con dition of affairs in the northern manu facturing states is more apparent than real. When the crops in the other parts of the country begin to move forward, orders will pour into the factories from all parts of the country to supply the demand for agricultural utensils, cloth ing, and household goods generally. The manufacturers as a rule were never in a lietter position to take advantage of any improvement that may take place in bus iness. In this connection the following remarks of the Economist indicates that northern manufacturers liegin to realize that "protection" is not without its " -awhacks : It is a significant fact that the chief complaints of bad business come from what are known as "tlie protected in dustries," those which enjoyed the high est Iiounty of the government now mak ing the most complaints, and m lact suf fering most severely. This is esjiecially the ease with the iron trade, which has been benefited to the amount of scores of millions of elollars a year by federal legislation. It exhibits least vitality anil energy. Nashville American. Darwin on Consanguineous Carriages. In a letter to the London Academy, George Darwin, son of the great scientist, says : My father has now been carrying on experiments for about nine years on the crossing of plants, and his results appear to him absolutely conclusive as to the advantages ot cross fertilization to plants; although as the investigation is as yet unpublished, Mr. lluth, of course, could not lie aware of this. Now, all modern biological research points to the legiti macy of arguing by analogy between forms even as distinct as animals and plants, and ace-ordingly the fair deduction to Ixj made from this inquiry will be, that what is good or bad for plants is the same for mankind and animals. But this purely scientific point stands rather apart from what is in fact the main practical puestion at issue, viz.: Iseonsanguineous marriage, to the extent to which it is now practiced by civilized nations, detri mental, and is the detriment so great as to justify legislative interference? Mr. lluth himself must be forced to admit that it must be to some extent detri mental from the multiplication of identi cal pathological germs, and from the fact that no man knows with certainty until towards the end of life what ills may lie hidden in his edition of the family con stitution; but by his work he makes a good case for the opinion that the evil seems thus far practically small, and that legislative interference is so far uncalled for ; and this opinion my own recent in quiry confirms. Our Short-Horns. The question is often asked whether our short-horns of to-day are equal to those of five-and-twenty years ago. Many contend that they are not so good, and assign, as a reason, that too much atten tion has lie-en paid to jiedigrec, to the neglect eif quality and meat-producing attributes. It is true that we have many animals of the present day that will com pare favorably, if they are not superior, to any of their predecessors, but are the different short-horn herds, in the aggre gate, up in every particular to the stand ard jxjssessed by animals five and twenty yea rs ago? To breed first-class animals requires the greatest care, rare judgment and skill, with the free use of the knife. Our earlier breeders paid the stictest at tention to breeding, and bestowed great care in the selection and skillful mating of their stock, and from this brought their herds to a high state of jierfection. This state of success is not to lie attrib uted entirely to any particular trilie or family, as some would have us Ix-lieve, but to the admirable lore-sight and suiie rior judgment with which the animals are bred. The earlier breeders did not expect to sell their animals on a long and fashionable pedigree alone, but ex pected to furnish quality and meat prop erties as well as breeding. The great claims of Bates and Booth blood are owing more to the high pitch of perfection to which the renowned breeders carried their animals by the scrupulous care and attention they gave to the mating and selection, and the free use of the knife, than to any particular strain of blood in their pedigrees. Bates and Booth marked out for themselves an ideal short-hoTn, and all their eflbrts looked to the attainment of their ideal perfectibility. To accomplish this they were comm'iled to make close alliances 1 1 blood, and to discard weeds and faulty animals, however well breed. In other words, they set out to typify an ideal standard of their own. How well they succeeded the enormous prices these families still continue to command is the greatest monument ta their care, judg ment and skill. How many of the young breeders of to-d.tV h?e Any jdefinite plan of breeding, or fixed standard of e'ice!.le"ii. ...We're gret to say they are not a majority, 6"t most of them blindly follow fashion to tlfe exciusioli of the hfwhpiftaim .of all short horn breeding quality and Dec. W are as strong advocates as the strongest for fashionably bred cattle, but we de niaiid Merit end quality as well as blood; and this is what we want to impress Upon young breeders,. Buy the best and hiost fashionable sttaihs of blood but see that the animals possess the either great quali ties requisite to form the model short horn. We elesire to see our young breeders taite pattern after such inch as Mr.Abram Rehick, who has linked his name impef-ir-hably With the grent Rose of Sharon family, that not only posse-sseS fashion able jiedigrees, but are extra in touch and quality; to take pattern after the Yan nietcre', Who inaoe famous the Young Marys, Young Thyllises aittl Oelii t take pattern after the Alexanders.Robort A. and A. J., who maele distinguished the Mazurkas, Victorias, Filagrees, Belle DuchesseN, Rosabellas and Mow Rose; to take pattern after such a veteran as Major Jerry T. Duncan, with his Louahs; to take pattern after George M. Bedford, with his Duchess of Goodness, and K. M. Bedford and Wnl'. Warfield, with tile re nowned London Duchesses. Young breed ers, choose what particular tribe pleases your fancy, but, when decided on, never quit the family until you have carried it and your own name to the top of the lad der. There are as good fish in the sea as ever came out, and if our breeders will breed to a fixed standard of excellence, both in touch and quality, as "Well as pedigree, we have no fear of the future of short horns, but their course Will be tipWard and onward to a state of the highest per fection. Live Stwk Record. Fancy Farmers. No class of men have been ridiculed so much, and none have done so much good, as those who are denominated fancy far mers. They have been, in all times and countries, the benefactors of the men who have treated them with derision. They have been to farmers what inven tors have lieen to manufactures. They have experimented for the good of the world, while others have simply worked for their own gain. They tested theories while others have raised crops for mar ket. Thev have given a dignity and glory to the occupation of farming it never had before. Fancy farmers have changed the wild boar into the Suilolk and Berkshire; the wild bull of Brit ton into the Short-horn; the mountain sheep, with its lean lxidy and hairy fleece, into the Southdown and the Merino. Thev brought up the milk of cows from pints to gallons. They have lengthened the surloin of bullock, deepened the udder of the cow, enlarged tl-.e ham ot the heig, given strength to the shoulder of the ox, rendered finer the wool of the sheep, added licet ness to the peed ot the horse, and made beautiful every animal that is kept in the service of man. Thev have improved and hastened the development of all domestic animals, till they hardly resemble the creatures from which they sprang Fancy farmers introduced irrigation and under-draining, grinding and cooking food for stock. They brought guano from Peru and nitrate of soda from Chili. They introduced and domesticated all the plants we have of foreign origin. They brought out the theory of the rota tion of crops as a natural means of keep ing up and increasing the fertility of the soil. They first ground up gysum and bones, and treated the latter with acid to make manures of peculiar value. They first analyze-d i soils as a means of determining what was wanted to increase their fertility. They introduced the most approve-d methods of raising and distributing water. Fancy farmers or fancy horticulturists have given us all our varieties of fruits, vegetables and flowers. A fancy farmer in New York a few years ago originated the Early Rose potato, which added millions of dollars to the wealth of the country, and proved to Ix.1 a most impor tant accession in every part of the world where it was introduced. Another of these same fancy men originated the Early Wilson strawberry, and another the Concord grape. It was a fancy farmer that brought the Osage orange from Texas to the northern states. Among the men in this country who were classed as fancy farmers at an early day were Washington, Jefferson, Frank lin and Livingston, lfie first introduced mules; the second the cultivation of im proved rice ; the third the use of land jilaster, and the fourth the raising of lucern. More than anv men of their time did they add to the wealth of the country. After them came another race of fancy farmers, who introduced Ara bian horses, Spanish sheep, and the im proved breeds of English cattle and swine. These fancy farmers added im mensely to the wealth of the practical farmers of the country. What wc want, to develoji the agricul ture and horticulture ot the country to their fulk-st extent, is a large numlx-r of fancy fanners, men who work for pleas ure rather than for private gain. These are the men who will perform exper iments and give the world tbe benefit of them. These are, the wen who will carry on investigations for the sake of investigating. These are the men who will bring in new grains, new fruits, new vegetables, and new varieties of animals. These are the men who will devote their time and money to the improvement of old varieties and the creation of new ones. The country is sadly in ne-eil of more fancy farmers. i'him'jo Times. The Latest Fashions. A great many trousseaux are made in Soptemlx?r for the weddings that take lace later in the autumn. The new fabrics for wedding dresses are creamy white brocaded silks, or else white with the faintest pink tinge, covered with brocaded white roses. There are also very rich white velvets with blocks and broken plaids of heavy pile, and also matelasse velvets with raised leaf and aralx-sque patterns. White rose brocaded silks in cream and in snow tints are $7 a yard; those with scroll and leaf pattern are $0. Some of these rich bridal dresses are made in princesse shaje. The-y are quite plain as low down as the knee, but lx-low this they are richly flounced with plain gros grain and lace. Others are made with a long cuirass basque with sleeves of point lace, or else transparent sleeves of some kind. The cuirass has a jabot of lace straight down the back and down the tront. ine iainnaue nenu or lace or of the silk edged with lace trims otl-.er basques. White roses will lie much worn mixed with orange blossoms for bridal parures. A new way ef arranging garlands on the tablier is shown in the engraving on our first pnge. KXiVusH WALKIXfi JACKETS. Double-breasted English walking jack ets are made in large numlx-rs for fidl and winter wraps. The materials cm ployed are Scotch C-hiyiots, diagonal cloths as finely twilled as vigogne, and other soft wx!l cloths. The trimmings are broad Titan braids, loosely woven, like Panama canvas, and buttons covered with this braid. Black is the prevailing e-olor. They cost from $b to $18. SILKS. " The novelties in fall silks are now dis played on counters of retail stores, and some idea of their prices is obtained. One of the most tasteful novelties ianatU silk in loosely-matted tresses woven in basket checks". This is meant for over dresses to be used with velvet or plain gross grain, and cost $4.50 a yard. It MA conies in all the dark Hylish shades for suits, such as". Myrtle green, pru'ftc, browiii "lif. bhte, eray, navy blue and black. Moyeri age oT'dnd silks or sin gle color, blue, green or browZ, J? ! win for parts of suits. They measure tw'enty-foui lfifV srtd tost $3.50 a yard. The winter gros grains .'!.'? ?rffdrngly soft and of medium fine rejis. They Hid to 1)0 liiauC "p in connection with plain and figured velvets UllA 'ith nafte silks; hence merchants have impu ted to hdo to mntch the handsome novelties just de pended. At every large house the an nouncement 13 rtladc thnt myrtle green, seal brortli ahd slate blue will 1 the leading colors. Prices range lower than those of last season. Dfess silks liegin as low as $1.50 a yard, in new colors as well as black, and increase to $" or $0. For $.3 and eteh les can be Ixmght hand some gros gfaiiis for ttiat tittle. Trim ming silks in all the rich park shades are $1..S5 a janl. Striped silks for parts of costumes, black With colored stripe, can lie bought for 75 ceiits ft yard in qualities that formerly sold for $1. IIaiid-ttoel black silks are highly commended by reliable trw-rcliants. They are spun and woven entirely by hand instead of by the powerloom. They are richly repped lustrous blue-black silks, Very soft and finely finished ; and as this softness and lustre are in the silk itself, they are not lost bv uage. They are imported in four different grades, and sold for $2, 2.f0, $.'3 and $3.50 a yard. They are said to wear better than any other silks. Those at $3 are as rich and lustrous as many silks sold for $4 or $5 a yard. r.xniim rhisTs axp f AMfddf. English cai!coe3 are in the plaid pat terns so popular in wool sli'.ff". They come in blocks, eroos-lmrs ami in bias plaids as well as iil plidh oifes. Shaded brown plaids, black barred with iolet, blife barred with black or with white, alid bifick bhiidcd with gold are the lxst patterns. These t'iflors a I'P nlsri hown in irregular strijies. Price .S ee'iift The soft-finished cambrics imitate twilled Cheviots, and have diagonal stripes and plaids. Blue, brown and gray are the prevailing colors. Navy blue grounds are barred with white in Greek Key 'at torn. The slate blues are also pretty. Thee gtxids are a yard wide, and cost 28 cents. They ere lx-ing made up with side-plaited basques, or else with lxse basques. They have long round over skirts plainly hemmed, or else lxirdered with a stripe ef calico. The lower skirt may also le quite plain, but one gathered flounce dix?s not detract from the neat style appropriate for such drcsse-s. JEWISH mOYATlOX. Tliif Anolent Rarf lippcpiiiic up wiili tli l"ritre of the -tire. The Jews ale hloVihtr with the rest of the world. They find they must, (if lie forever stranded ujxin the shoal of some past time. They have as keen money interest in the world as any other people or sect, and this will eventually drift them into the current of affairs passing lx-fore them, and bring them into sympa thy with the age in which they live. The Jews have many anctent religious customs, rites and observances which have been transmitted from generation to gen eration so long that they seem like a packet of old jewelry out of fashion, and very inconvenient to take care of. Fashions have chmige-d, and they cannot be worn as the world goes, but they have them still to carry about in their march to the promised land. Many of these customs have lx-eoine burdensome. They lxdong no more to the Jews; the Jews be--long to them, and such transposition of ownership makes a great difference in the spirit and temper of the observances themselves. The present orthordox and reformed divisions of the Jewish church very naturally grew out of the religious and civic situation. It is also natural that these divisions should drift wider and wider apart. Sweeping change's are constantly taking place in the ritual of the reformed Jewish church. They have their separate temples for worship, sepa rate teachers and newspaper organs. In the old Jewish synagogue the men sat covered in the lxuly of the church, and the women were stowed away in the gal leries. In the reformed temple Ixith sexes sit together and enjoy equal privi leges of place. The men also deem it not only Kilite, but find it comfortable io take off their hats in the house. These are very small things, x-rhas, but they constitute a departure. The reformed church has dropjx'd some of its cumbersome ancient Hebrew load, ami is runninglightcrthan the-orthodox purists. The members of it may also have given themselves more license in the matter of diet than the old eode prescribed. Many things good to eat have lx-en discovered since Moses issued his bill of fare. The Christian world took a notion to discard the original Jewish Sabbath and estali lish a day of rest for itself. In Christian countries the Jews find it very inconve nient, in a business jxiint of view, to observe their own Sabbath on religious grounds and the Christian Sunday ujxin compulsion, because no regular business is doing around them on that day. The Reformed Jews may have to make an other compromise with the general con ditions which surround them on all sides, and so they will go drifting away from their old landmarks, but lighter ami livelier at every step. A few days ago another of the twenty six Jewish congregations in New York ranked itself ujHin the heterodox or re formed side of the Jewish question. It was the B'nai Jeshurun. The synagogue had been remodeled and threw ojx-n its doors to a mixed congregation, male and female, who occupied family K-wsjustas jx-ople do in any other church. While the improvements were in progress one old Jew lifted uji his voice in the courts, protesting against the innovation as a violation of his rights as a cw-holdcrs and submitting that the changes were "immodest, unchaste, unlawful, and con trary to the rules of said congregation." Tlie court silenced him by deciding that the society had the right to make changes in the mode of worship, and left the question to be decided by the con gregation. Of course the conscientious old fellow was ruled out, and so much of the world as worshiped in that house went past him St. hum Jiejniblimii. How a Trial is Conducted in Egypt. The Hon. George H. Batchler, now a judge in Egypt, has w ritten an interest ing letter to a friend, describing the peculiarities of the Egyptian courts, which has lx-en published in the Trov Times. Here is a mrtion of it: "I will attempt to de-scrilxj a trial in the court oi assizes, wnicn is owe our uyer ami Terminer. The criminal was indicted for burglary. After the reading of the indictment, the attorney general makes a short siieech to the jury, ami the counse l for the prisoner follows. Then the nov elty lxgins. The attorney-general sits quietly by, and so dx-s the counsel for the accused, while the presiding judge examines the witnesses. Commencing with the prisoner himself, he puts him through a fire sharp and severe, debating points with him, and commenting on his statements as he rattles along. Then the witnesses are brought in, and, after lx-ing asked a few questions by the judge, he tells them to make their statements to the jury; here the judge often breaks in, and so tlocs the prisoner, but seldom the attorney-general or the counsel. The prisoner often gets up a sharp discussion with the judge-, and often addressed the jury, and occasionally judge and jury and attorneys all talk, keeping up a run ning fire for some time. And thus the evidence is taken. At the close the attorney-general sums ii) to the jury first, and is followed by the counsel for the prisemer, and then the judge sums up usually against the accused in his charge to the jury." J..IU VOL. XXI. NO. 12. i'Wj Clerking. Bovs, says the Kaiis-rt-i Farmer, don't lx? afraid of manly, honed, bard work. If well directed !y jrdgnoiil and iutcl l'eeiice, it will bring its certain reward. W e kfi( th-re is a temptation to leave the farm for tie' !!ttf and style and ap parent ease of tl f city. Thousands ef trios' men, discontented with the farm work of llKir fathers, have an ideal city life in their jnind.-, whore the young man, rsyly trigged out Wild Ufhioimbly-t'iit elotlicS jewelry, makes a stunning npix-arance and rr-ms to be free from or dinary human cares. A recent letter from Chicago to the Conner-Ji,'ortial gives a picture of clerical life which has a valuable hint in it to those who long for such employment to enable them to escape the more lalxirioua work of the farm. A short ei tract is given to show how thoroughly the individuality ami the inahhood must lie crushed out to give place to the mechanical obsequiousness of the clerk i "It is estimated there are 20,000 in Chicago. The salaries of thoo animated automaton range from six to fifteen dol lars, seldom as high k eighteen dollars, ler week; and how under hHvcn they lflafce the legendary 'two ends' meet is one of the mytenes. The salaries of those who gain their livelihood by their 'shajx?' rather than by brains and brawn have Ix-en cut down since the fife fully 100 x-r cent. There has Wen no reduc tion in living exjx'iises consequent upon high rent, which has Ix-en very generally maintained. These clerks are compelled to lo) their individuality completely, and have become, in consequence of their virtual slavery, veritable ptipjx-ts. Sup posing there was not the constant terror of loss of situation and there is, for an advertisement in the Tribune for any manner of a clerk will bring from 5ou to 1,000 applicants, each able to bring the vert" bet of references' and we may say the clerk receives the munificent pit tance f twelve dollars per week, which eettuinlv the average salary'. To net h"aikd at as low a price as -ix dollars jier wcck, ami Ibis will only pro cure the vilest of hasli, ji must live from two to four miles from his place of business. As he must Ik- Iwliind his gor geous counter money is put in furnish ings, not salaries, in Chicago at 7.3d o'clock promiitly, it necessitates the ex H nditure of sixty cents a week for car fare. His lunch is Hot often included in this dyspepsia-producing lx.arding-house ri-ginio, and one dollar and fifty cents at least mut Ik- exs-nded during the week for restaurant-dinners. His washing w ill cost one dollar more, for his linen must lx spotless, and his absolutely necessary incidental exix-nses will swell his total to ten dollars, leaving two dollars kt week with which lo array hiiii-s lf in cosily ap parel, for he must Ik- faultlessly dressed. When it is true that more cleits receive t .i. ten thall ItVelvn dollars jmt week, and the fact that many have families to supiort is considered, a picture of exuilHte mis- cry is furnished that should prompt some artist to achieve renown by portrav.ng these miseries and making the el- rk tin ir einlxidied type. "But these are liol all l is in.... rios. The floor-walker, or foreman has ..:i e i.-le eve for delinquents, and the slightesL io relictioii is visited with a stinging repri mand, a hissed curse or that consumma tion of all horrors, dismissal; and so fearful of thisdo thcseclerks lieeoino, and so groveling are tln-y obliged to be in con sequence, that I have stood by ill disgust and seen them chew prints in proof of their 'fast color' at the suggestion of la dies(?). Manliness, sentiment, consider ation tire till evolved. Lalxir is valued in these huge establishineht-at just what it will bring, and five hundred employes are morally so lnneh machinery. The caprices of women with time on their hands to kill; the petulance of woinen who carry their shrewishness into their inquiries for tajx- and tarlctan ; the whim sicalities of grandmothers and the viru lence of spinsters; the torment of women who want forty dozen sum pics ' to send to a sick cousin in the country,' but who are really makingpatch-work and quilts; the thoughtlessness of girls who end a raid on a department with the remark; '(Jue-ss ma'll have to come;' snickering women, terrible women; handsome wo men, ugly women; holy women, thieving women; and all the countless, contempti ble little exhibitions of snobbishness on the part of all women who mistake them for evidences of womanhood and caste all have to Ix? overcome and siiKxitlx-d away by the despairing clerk, or judg ment day comes. The Sort of Revival That Is Seeded. We need a revival that is not only a revival of sounder scriptural preaching, but a revival of true Christaiu living. We have had quite a surfeit of the re ligion which luxuriates in the devout fervors of the prayer-meeting and the campground, which sings sweet hymns and applauds sweet sermons, and then gx-s straight off to its moncy-grasiing and its pleasure-socking, and its pander ings to self and sin. God forbid that we speak lightly of true spiritual emotion. But the Christianity which Christ de mands is something dccix-r than a song or sermon or a sacrament. It is the holy and the humble imitation of himself. The revival, then, which we need is a revival of the religion which keeps (Sod's commandments; which tells the truth and sticks !to its promises ; w hich pays twenty shillings to the jHiuud; which cares more for a gtxid character than a fine coat; which votes at the ballot-liox in the same direction that it prays; which denies ungodly lusts of tempta tion. A revival which will sweeten our homes, and chasten our press, and purify our politics, and cleanse our business and commerce from roguery and rotteness, ' would lx- a Ixxm from heaven. A revi val which will bring not only a Bible knowledge but a Bible conscience to all is what the land is dying for. The world's sorest want to-day is more Christ like men and women. The preaching it needs is more sermons in kIhx-s. Crop Prtopi'f-Ti'ivs T. -r Y'.Ar. Tl'e .'('. lo '. Mg stll."l v is i.o:n tie I j.o;-t o.'tho department of agriculturist Ihc product of wheat lor li was greater in the aggregate than in any pre vious year, exceeding .300,000,000 "bush els. There was an increase of acreage of fully 2,500,00. Rye gave a product of I l,s!il,(oo hu-h-els, lx-ing 'JS per cent, of the previous crop. Oats, 240,000,000 bushels, 1m ing a de cline of nearly .30,000,000 bushi b. Barley, 32,703,000 bushels, Ix-in;-; an increase of 1 tx-r cent. . Potatoes, 100,000,000 bushels; lx-ing alwmt the same as the previous vear. I lav. 25.500, 0J0 tons; an increase of .300,000 tons. Of com, the following statement cni lxxlies the enqw of the past six or seven years: In 1808, 900,OtW i,(00 bushels, valued at 02 cents jx-r bushel. In lK;o( 874,000,000 bushels, valued at 75 cents per bushel. In 1K70, 1,011,000,000 bushels, valued at 5 cents jx-r bu- ' In 1X71, !'J1,(mio,i.0 bushels, valued at 4S cents jx-r bushel. In 1S72, l,0!2,0OO,M)0 bushels, valued at .35 cents jx-r bushel. In 1X73, '.132,000,000 bushels, valued at 4S cents jx-r bushel. In 1X74, 8.V,000,000 bushels, valued at 05 cents xt bushel. At the dog show at the Lmdon Crystal Palace, there were one thousand one hundred and seventy-eight animals exhibited, and a marked improvement in all breeds was noted. The Princess of Wales took the first prize for a fine animal in the cla-s of St. Poniard mastiff. ISKFIL KX0WLEI.E. Fifteen thousand dollars is tho con tract price for the new bronze statue w hich tho city of Providence is about erecting to Roger Williams. Pitor. Tyspai.l now takes the grotim! tli.it I r.im wm nn Indian instead of ft negro. Anylxxly can take any ground lie wants to the-o days. Shi; was pretty, and as they nestled together on the lxwli the zephyr coin ing from o'er the water chilled her for a moment, and she snoozed "cachce. Augustus- caught the false teeth in h..i lap, and now ihc heart less wretch say his affections arc all centered at home. Tiik other dav at Vicksbttrg a small colored lxy fell into the river and was rest tied ili a half-drow lied condition. I lo could have eaisly Ixrll pulled out by II negro floating by in a skill", and vwien some one swore nt the darkey for his lethargy, he replied; "lis yore is my last pasT collar, and the Isiy whs kick ing tlie water like mi alligator." Tiip.KE is n Maine man w ho has pre served n document emanating from n justice of the eacc, to this ciiecl: Hancock, ss. ovr Jltn io'.. i i n personally apjenrcd I brook Eddy of I'-d-dini'toti, and acknowledged myself guilty of ha' ing uttered two profane oaths on this day, ."ud has paid n fine for tlis sam ss'the law' directs to inc." The iriM-ii why !:alt'-riiiiod grass goes farther in feeding stock than hay cut drceii and rtKy in rod, is that cattlo go not like the woody fd r of the first, and cat no more than hunger forces them to; but thev come out " spl iug xr." Hay cut while green and juicy is chciip-e-t," Ix-eaiise cattle fed on it come out bet ter in the spring. Fiona's tell us that ngriculture is tho leading interest in the country; that forty-live x r cent, of our population nro engaged in agricultural pursuits tnor.i than one-half larger than those who nro engaged in manufactures and the leading trad; more than four times larger than those' engaged in merchandise, and miirly ten times larger than those engaged in he professions. lr is the Iiomhui Telegraph winch puts forth this slander u" American babies: "The transatlantic infant hits u jM'culiar mode of ciy ing in a scries of sharp, spasmodic yelps, very different from the nmtruiifo howl of the British bantling, and with intonation though it wire prematurely striving to roe i to the 1 Vehiration of lndcxndetico with its mouth full of ix-anuts and popcorn." Tlii'.liE is a megatherium in Ine IK-troit Museum. Its stomach mu-t have lx-en alxiut the size of a Ix-er-vat, and a cor respondent of the Graphic do-4 n't under stand how it could po-s'ibl v have sal is lied itself with ants. I'nw ient ilic minds Ul,i ulwavs criticizing ivcrvthtng that thev do riot comprehend. I'liilouhtodly the'incgatheri'iui u-vd to i- II his mill wifli a "u" and found it very easy t live on tlicm. A max of kindly nature is apt to pro vide for the comfortable o'd ago of horse that has long carried him, "ml would Ik-grieved to n il mi. h an animal to a poor master for mean work and mis erable treatment. Poverty mar forco cons, nt; but a certain gratitude is felt for old and faithful service; still iimto where there is jsTsoiial affection, as in a dog. But when there is no j r-tial re lation it would seem that our rights over animal life are int rea-s d by certain do mesticity. If by defending sheep wo cntio their iiunilicrs to im reuse, our ri-dit to take the lives whi h would not, hve existed without your car. s npx-art greater than in the ca-s- of wild ammiils wholly independent of. I 'i:xu-: hii.utMX'i to Si o n1. -1 ho international rifle matches of England, America, Switzerland .:ud Belgium h..vo at last roused Pranco to a -. re. plioii of the inijx. rtanee. if rex ivinand extending among Frenchmen the kn.-w.'cdge and ti-. of arms. The French .Wi.f.' " or sh.s.ting club, which me. Is in (ho house., of the 'lull '. Otfierr, in the i-ue do BcUeehasso, nt Pari-, is now organ.'oer shooting-matches for France on the prin ciple of those which have long lx-en s popular in Switzerland and in IVIgimn. One great source of the inefficiency of tho vast but hastv levies made by Franco after Sedan in'lhe late terrible war was the alisolute ignoraii'-.' of the use of fire arms which prevailed to nn inerediblocx- t.-nt among the new recruits, l-olh front the citic and from the rural ilistncts. A Famoi s AliMoi:i:n. Andre do Fur rum was the most famous armorer of modern times. Ill fir-t came into I'oto in the lli-d. lands of Scotland. It is said he was the onlv M r-.ll who could forgo armor that woiild icsi-t the Hiofiold ar row heads, or make swords that would vie with the Ih -1 weapons of Toledo ami Milan, lie issiipi-os d to have learned his art in the Italian city whence he win called, to have practiced it in secrecy among the Highland hills, as his gcmiii.i blades were nil marked with a crown. Before his time no man in Great Britain could temxT a sword in such it way that the jxiint should touch the hilt and spring; back uninjured. Ho is said to have worked in a dark cellar, the Ix tt. r to li able him to perceive the effect of the heat nixm the metal, and to watch tho nicety of the tcinix ring, lis well as -.ssibl v to serve as a screen to his m-. Ti I method of working. Many of his blades, with new basket hilts, are to lx- found in the Scot tish regiments of the present day. Tin: SMi iii.i:i'i i'ri'i m-i evpom. Last week the new and string- tit regula tions adopted by the Trci.-ury I ' piirt- meht for the examination of the luiggago of passengers arriving at Atlantic jxirts went into cflcet. Every article in every trunk and bix is taken out and over hauled. Miss Flora MeFlinis. y, and all the other Me I li mi' vs. are r.iiuircd to make oath as to the foreign market value of each article. The oust. mi house olh ccrs then attach the amount of duty to the items in the li-t. The examination is very strict, and the disgust of Ixitli ladies and gentlemen, osjx-t ially the for mer, at the vulgar exhibition and ap praisement of their finery, is said t l' something ludicrous. S.met inn s pnsM-u-gers are comx'lled to pay from $'iK to several 1 housaml dollars. hit y. )f'cour-e, this is all according to law, but a great government which resorts to exx-.lient-t of this kind cannot Im- complimented on its fiscal simplicity. But it chiefly to the class of (persons who now feel the ter ror of the screw, that the c isl. lice oft ho present odious tariff is due, and if they now complain they will receive little sympathy. Bead Your ('oniifr)'s NNIory. In the action of Lumly's In a Colo nel O'Ncil (General, he came loeall him self,) got a scratch on his leg. The wound was a matter of great joy, nml ho nursed it through after days, grow ing lamer with overv vear. that the memory of his bravery might lx-ever near him. Gradu ally, from sheer jmiidcringover hi-, stories he grew to think that the 'iiccc-s of the battle was largely ow ing to his m r ices. Oik- dav, late in his life, he sat nurs ing his (eg and Hinder ing over t be glori. s pa.--t, a young man, vi-iting the family for the first time, apo mat lied mi l sym pathetically remarked, " Lmiik ( iciiofal'.'" " Yes, sir,'' after a pait-e, with inexpres sible solemnity, " I am l ime." " I'm-cii riding, sir?,' "No," with a r.buking sternness, "I have not lx-en tiding." "Ah! si i plied on the i.e. General, and hurt your leg?" "No, sir," with actual ferocity. "PcrhajiH you have sj.raitied your ankle, sir?" Willi a painful slow ness the old man lifted hi- p t login Ixillt hands, set it can fully on tin' flr, rose slowly from his chair, ami looking down tijion the unfortunate youth with a stare of mingled wonder, pity and wrath, " forth in the siiinliiiiily of r.igo, burst read the history of your country, you puppy r Ir occurred in O-hko-di. "Will you do it ?" she said, twisting one end of th" straji around her hand and f. tchiug him a "stinger" across the shoulders with the other. He s.ifn incd ami l.sikid frantically at the kevhole of tlx- door, as if ho could crawl through i:. "Will yotl do it 7 she sal-I, i two or three at the calves of his I. w Idle ho j:icat liorth tlie jiiiijniis. r.-pealod, oon f.pr a terrific kipped around like a western gras-.hom.cr willi Will you do ll?" she cent rating her energies swoon, and dealing him ll blimler over the vcbrows that made the cold per spiration start out oi every pore in Ins luxly. "I will!" ho roared in nt'ony; mid thev were married.