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3£st&blisli©d in 1840
hobert miram henry, Fdltor and Proprietor. $2,50 j*ot» wiar; $1.50 for six months. l'HR LEDGER HAS ABSORBED THE SOUTH j RUN JOU KHAL AND WKITK.LT CITIZEN. Job Work of Every IVscriptiou Done , in Best Htjle ami at Lowest Prices. NEW ORLEANS. The Furniture m MUCH SIGN OF i'HK GOl.DKN KAOl-P) —or— 1W li:tit>p:n l Sirerl. Corner of B*er«1lslo (Street. New Orleans. ■ • La. MASCl'ACrCBll! i.'u l‘K.U.l.il IX Furniture, Upholstery, Matiresses, Feathers, Etc., Etc. -o THE OLDEST AND BIGGEST ESTABLISHMENT, THE LARGEST AhD BEST ASSORTED STOCK, AND THE LOWES? CASH PRICES Established 1840* Oreat Barguiiut are row oi2\red to Cash Customers. * Every variety of BEDROOM SUITS* i.atest styles (acme made) Parlor Suits. TUNING ROOM, HALL and OFFICE FUHSUL'KK, ill various styles and very cheap. For its Csiintry Trade, A large stock of CHEAP BEDSTEADS. Chairs, Washstands, Armoirs,Safes. BUREAUS, TABLES, ETC. —AlsO— SPRING BEDS, —AN1)— Live Geese Feathers! at prices sever botore offered. Thanking tlie public aud our custom, era for [ list patronage, 1 shall endeavor, by keeping the best assorted stock al the lowest prices, to merit a coutinua tiou of the same. BE 1. mu, 1*2 HAMPART STREET. Cor. Perdido aud 84,88,88,99 and 92 Perdido tit. COUNTRY ORDERS SOLICITED Tab, 1-1 ft, V~-'•• 1 • Country-Jilt) Hh« JK**r It. KifclU ; It..! It i pl.t ®r Wr.n* 51, tommy! MOW SKRIKS. UROOKHAVKN, Miss.. TIiniSDAV. MAY 17,1 *77: VOL. tt.-XO. as. BROOKHAVEK J. ft. CRBTBMAX. R. « IHOMPSOX. | CHRISMAN & THOMPSON. Covinooll or s -AND ITTOH.VJ! YS AT LA if*, IlROOKHAYEN, miss. Will practice iu flit' Courts of Lincoln and unjoining counites; also the Su preme and Federal Courts at Jackson. All business dntrusteil to tliein will re ceive prompt aiteution. NovlS-ly f* B. I**ff/f», SURCEON DENTIST. HruokhnTsn, Jllss Is prepared, with all the latest lin- j prevsments. to do work In the heat style know n to the profession. Terms lanaonahle. and strictly cash, office cacttist Moiitloelio and Jackson street*. Sspt. S-lyr. CITS* STYLE. SHAVING AND SHAMPOONiNG, Hair, Moustaches, and Whiskers, DremtM. Trtiniued or Dyed in the ;latest style. its.- Itnui fresh LiuernC rh»h-9 Perfumes, Ira gruai Pos lei ana colored Coaaiet.ee always on It wait at F. DPitasner’e, N*»Kt deor to lMUKUtrj am* SiuylKfi*, lirook. UaTen. llua. JunetMy i HEM OVAL CHEAF CASH STORE. >1. CaVNTONI, IiBAT.BB IX DBY GOODS,FANCY GROCERIES Boots and S.«oes, TIN AND HARDWARE, China and Crookeryware, Has moved to tl-.e corner of R. K. AY E. and MOXTICELLO; 81., where he would be glad to see hie old cus- . Ioanns and the public generally. J Mini. MANUFACTURER OF BOOTH Ac SHOES. BROOKIIAVEN, MISS., Anw >r.nc'*s to the* pnbi' • tha* he j«* at ' all times pi*‘i»f»red to mnk»■ If out a i Shoe* of th* latest a.: l :u lasinoi.able : *,:y v-s. SUtirii .1 i'.n <tuy s £U:»i Illlio'-'t t».«i d no blow. S- j) 2 if. > Thin ifVfi; M'or I%mr CONFECTIONERIES. PURE CANDY ifAXt/FACTUBSD BY H. N. SCHNORRENBEnO, BKO',)KHAVEN, MISS. •1 keep a full -tot k of pure «nd unadul-j feiafed candies on band, of my own man-1 u fact are, and will fill nil order** promptly. Persona desiiing Confectionery g-ode should nut fail tu call at my store. Lakes j kepi on »:ue and made lo order. Nov. 23-1 y r. Found at Last. "X* Xx o REAL CHEAP STORE Hartman fk Bro. Keep on hand and are constantly receiv ing DRY GOODS,GROCERIES,HATS Caps, Boots, Shoes, | HARDWARE. CUTLERY, CLOTHING, ETC., ETC. Tb«y make a specialty of Family Gro ! oeries. Will pay the highest prie s for i country produce. Jan. 2f>-(5m. ■ !ih\ J. W. BENNETT, ; Physician and Surgeon, BROUKHAVKX, MISS. Clfloe at Daughtry ami Smylie'd Drug store. »I>t2T-Iy Dr. J. ISoiccn, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. I BROOKHAVEN. MISS., Offers liis service to the people of tills sec-j | tion anil theeurrounding country, lie will attend calls at any hour of day or night. Office at Daughtrr A Smylie’n Drug; Store. ' Oct 21-ly j Fhwaix Livery Stable, (Hooker’s old stand,) Itrookhav^n. - - HI law*, j L. (J. MATTHEWS. Prop. | Horses, Buggies, and Hacks always in j readiness to accommodate the traveling I public. Passengers will be carried to any ' part of the country: Oet.‘28-tf. Stern's Hotel, Broolihayen, - - MUs.. JACOB STERN, Proprietor. Board Per Day, - - $2 00. Regular ami Transient Boarders ac commodated bv Ibe duv, week or Juntb. Sept.l-tf. J. H. Hi\iSO.Y, A T T O R N E Y CO UNS EL LOR AT LAW. I Rrooaliayrn, - - - 1... Peter £tucich'ls RESTAITRANT, am' Confectionery. Experienced Cooks and Polite Waiters Always in Attendance. MEALS AT ALL HOURS. KELPS ON HAND I Fresh Fish, Oysters, Con fectioners, Fruit, Etc, Fine Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Etc I.adies and Gentlemen will find my Restaurant neatly fitted up. A snare o’ their patronage is solicited. Jan.t-ly. *i. c. .a’.v.i/ft’, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BROOKIIAVEN, MISS., Vfill practice in tbe Circuit and Clian i eery Courts of Lincoln, Copiah, Pike and Lawrence counties. Prompt alien, tiou given to collections. sepil-ly A . T. B VUDtNE, 1 /'a .j SADDLE AND HARNESS MAKER, Is prepared to make all kinds of new work, ! sud to do &U kinds of repanng on reasonable trune. Vac door below Hartorau A Bro. (iia-ani • k EOUISVLIEE. K < > R Dr. Hurlev’s Coin pound Syrup of Sarsaparilla, with or without lo dine of potash, is ulreudy recog nized by ttie most eminent physi cian* in all part* of the country, to be the most surprising remedy tor cbrtuiu disease* of which they have any knowledge. THIRTY Eight state* hear witness to its : cure of Affections of the Bones. Habitual Costivenes*. Debility, • Discuses of Die Kidneys. Pvs. . pepsia. Erysipelas. Female Ir regularities. Fistula, all *kin Diseases, Liver Cniiiplairtt. Indi gestion. Files, rulinonary Dis eases, Syphilis, Sciotula, or King's Evil. Y E A R S Asru it took it* high rank. Head the award*: florace Greeley “PoHdcdly U»* raont *.owrrfu* ittrallve agent. Dr. Morri*»--%,l confidently com mend it.” Dr. Hen so r -“I cordially append uiv name." Pr. AMett -‘‘It »* the beat reme ed v.” Geo P. Prentice—“It is the oniv one.” ENDORSED un-olleitedlv by the Press. Most valuable preparation of the age.-- Louisville Democrat. ' Most efficacious medicine. -St. ! Louis Herald. A Sovereign Remedy .— Charles ton Mercury. Oniv reliable one.- Boston Trav el':-. | All means try it, or if you have Chills nr Fever and Airue take Hurley’s Ague Tonic! Purely vegetable, charming for infant* ami the delicate. No quinine, no mercury, no buzzing. A Tj ! j Children have more or worm**. SAVE THE INNOCENTS, Mother*: give your darliugs the Iraniilea^. neve» failing remedy HURLEY'S WORM CANDY. Remember there are wurthl as worm oaudies. Take none but Hurley’s. H U KLEY’S Stomach Bitters, For Debility. Loss of Appetite, Weak ness. Indigestion or Dyspepsia, Wan tot' Action oftbe Liv er, or disordered Atomic *i then I* m» hitter that can eumparr with the*e j in r«‘iuo\ tug these distressing cum- j plaint*. In Walker’s Rheumatic Cure the proprietors have not attempted t > • make;; nagic cUie-;ill. but have cone* n i rat <ul t heii' study u p«n thi* one ai line lit j iiiu’t -’il there is a truth to be found in ; thi* w>': id,” the te*: imony of n timcroiiM curfu mr. jr i 11 m;-«ii vt • 1 y around th :o uf j home apjjear t<> subBiantiate the tact > tiiKi ihi* cure will a-tu*l y roli’v - '■ p(»r cent. of i.h *o w to) giv t* it a lair lrial, j TneN arc willing l * * gua rant** • ivory i case who w ill tak»* the < me. under their i personal direction. B&tvison’s English Horse Liniment lia-v proved itself one ot the best Lini-i meats made for Sprains. Bruises, etc.. | in el1 eases wht-n tried for either man or beast, and will do ail we claim for it. Try a Pottle, am* we are satisfied you will never afterwards use any other. Extract Jamaica Ginger l*se James Ruddle A. Co.*s Extract Ja maica (linger lor all suaimer complaiat*. Cholera, Cramps. Indigestion, etc. This 1s tlie pure ginger and can be. relied on. Oriental Pearl Drops For beautify the complexion, i ffectnallv removing Tan, Freckles. Blotches, and giving the skin-an elegant smoothness net easilv attained by ^ny other. Us use among the ladies in the East gives it a character for efficiency wtiicii at once stamps it as infinitely superior fur the toilet of any lady. lSoa.t<m*sa Chemical Writing Fluid! AND CARMINE INK. These well known inks need only be used to be acknowledge as the best for banks. Counting Rooms, and s-hools. DR. SEABROOK’S Elixir of Fy rophosphate of Iron and Calisaya. Tills elegant combination possesspsnil the Tonic properties of Peruvian Bark , and Iron, without the disagreeable taste and bad effects of either, separate ly or in other preparations, of. tit sr valuable medicines. It annum ue muen in all cases when a gentle tonic impres sion is required after convalescence from fevers or debilitating diseases, or in those distressing irrogulai ities nocti liar to females. No female should lie nltboHt it. it liable to such diseases, tor nothing can well take its place. >011(1'. TO JKH1IHRS: We have, by purchase of the original receipt, become sole proprietors of this celebrated medi cine, Dr-Seabrook’s Infant Soothing Syrup We ask yon to give il a trial, with an assurance that you will In future discard all those nauseous and destructive stuffs, such as Bateman’s Drops, Godfrey’s Cordial, Dcwee’s Mixture, etc , com binatlo is of a past slid anti-progressive age, when it was thought thrt the more disgusting the mixture the better the medicine. I'se in future only Sesbrook’e, a combination ] quite up Witli the advancement of the age, pleas ant to take, harmless lu its action, efficient and reliable in all eases. J, W SEATON df OO.; MANUF ACTL’RISG CHEMISTS, Sole Manufacturers and Proprietors, Louisville. For sule by DAUGHTKY A 8MYLIE, Brook haven. Miss. Mr. B2-1 yr. HOW TO~ Adorn atid iieantlfy the liead Is the great deside ration of all female society; yet no art can equa the magnificent beauty of a long and luxurian growth of live silken tresses. But inary ladies hair falls out so rapidly and becomes so short end thin that they can’t support a “club” without the aid of “dead hair’” shorn perhaps from some diseased scalp. We will tell you how to stop your hair from falling out at once; how to make it grow very long and very rapidly by the use of an elegant and highly perfumed Hair Dressing, which cleanses and cools the scalp and Is free from sugar of lead or any other poison. SAVE YOUR money and we will do all the above under con tract.’ Gentlemen who have lost their hair and become bald-headed, can by the use of the same article create a growth of new hair all over the bald spot. It. will also a,rest the hair from fail ing out, and cleanse the scalp from damlroff; it will give a growth to whiskers and moustache, and ns a fragrant hair dressing it has no superior. Many persons are ready to cry “humbug,*’ but, gentlemen, you have your OWN HAIR! This wonderful preparation caused hair to grow six feet in length o:i the head of a Kentucky lady who had been bald, and has restored hair to the headset Many gentlemen who hat! beeu bald from to to ‘20 yeais. Proof positive and unmis takable from merchant*, preachers, doctors, druggdts, etc., lree. The article alluded to ts known as Dr. J. Newton Smith's Hair Restora tive, which is sold at $1.00 per bottle, or three for $2.00. Cun be expressed bnt not mailed. Send for particulars. Call on jour druggist*, or ad dress J. F. DRCMQOOMP., IxxitevilR, K). Nov. 9 iyr. TUenirn. , l*'or the Ledger. Written I'pwa i» Uet'ttjlng 1‘or-; wl I'ree. Poor lifeless tree, bow solemn now vim: look; But yesterday it was yonr hi%st to rear > j Bn high this trunk above thy* fellows’'. heads To catch the earliest beams of rising sun. Dr pierce the lowering cloud and hail the blast That shook for centuries the forest kings, To ride triumphant o'er. But yesterday rtiy tortuous roots did pierce the mellow earth, And with a sound and vigorous appetite Did cast thy fibres, like a dredge, around : To suck by subtile mouths thy varied , strength, And pump it thro' thy numerous pores and j rings. Along thy frame and branch, till outer leave* Did etjual health restore. Then did the t peers V Who circled round thy feet anil knew thee j great, Think, also, thee ambition*, as the Si ite The statesman thinks, whose talent baits | alone. But now a change is wrought. Has Death ] been here To visit and to strip thy living strength,; Thy grace among the silence of the g’ades, j Thv heautv in a fair companionship? fVath as life was; but none—no farther, 1 tenth; Like mine poor soul created hut to die; | ’Tin but a change that Nature may pre- j serve - A sweet correlative in all her ways, Anil keep her work a circle and a whole. Years ere you fell a secret hand did creep. E’en from your prime to work to-day’s ef- ; feet. And evt'rv member did anticipate The modifier and the varied means Bv which the link* of Alpha to the “now'’ i Did join themselves, exacting snob and such. To meet expedience and the final plan Determined by remote, tin fat homed call**. 1 1/eaves, where are they? I’pon the earth’s cold fitter In clotted heaps, and left to rot arethev? If so, what is the rot? Are we to sav i Because in one condition we might find ; A piece of nature thus, not customed with Our ideas of life, the tiling is dead? The petal of the rose tim leaf of oak, When time is full and when the varied blowth On Autumn heath shakes off the tender thread. And falls obedient to a gentle hand ! r roni C.IC'll l 11 » a *.*, I Tliev then a.re i-lead? 1 think of but u ; change, Which metamorphosed life into a state Of living yet less known. I see the leaves* In swift decomposition take the shape |jv agencies as many as arc wide Of divers tilings, and settling down tlie sod . Work in a stagnant ar/n sil nf mode; V« cast embryo* into fitted mould Fo ’pear to man when man's ideas fit. I,.-! there’s n time when from *h*» womb; again 01 earth shall spring t- * meet tin* bn atiiiii^ , air . . . t , ' 'Pic powdered C'HWW 1 >t fhic n<»>d - tr*v And all itspirls; but i one shall know ll»« IVKt , s„ greatly chanced to eu:t an oflW there |ti wavs unseen, end many a u in Iv mode, j Unlike to me. The leaves which u■>* arc hid Ih-neatli this yvrtis log^hi* pn'.ri i fere, ythal! weave into the prmt.es "! the serein ! To peep soon o'er the surface of the ground, | And make the peat to feed the peasant's tire; Or deeper sink and form for ages hence A medicinal salve, and oil. anti pitch, And diamond coal to deck the head of J science And list her thro’ her long, meandering wav. Mine shall go down when I am hid to go And straight resolve into the common dust To spend abroad, until that awful d tv When every mote is mustered in the flesh; | Then resurrect unspotted a id entire— No longer Nature theu empowered to j sway— Into the bosompf mv Maker,tn d! Uekoy. I A HERO'S WIFE. A Visit to Mrs. Stonewall Jackson. Where She l.lven and Wind She Is Owing;. The Domestic Life of Her Husband. “Passengers bound southward will have to lay over in Charlotte for twelve hours!” Thus the conductor, piping an tinre gretfnl monotone from an impassive month. The professional habit of your correspondent soon wiped out his per-1 sonal disappointment, and humping! himself into an interrogation point, he j began to nose about for a local senss- I tion. Charlotte? The home of Zeb i Vance; but that waggish statesman is in the Capitol at Raleigh. The scene i of the Mecklenburg declaration of in dependence, ante-dating the othodox declaration; but the centennial fires have all burned out, and the breezes of the October campaign have swept their n _ 1_e ~ , r __ rn 1 ftSllt*b J Mi* .. home of Mrs. “Stonewall’ Jackson—ah! j there it is. A visit to this woman, be-! loved by all the South, is in order. I soon learned that Mrs. Jackson was living at the Presbyterian Institute, where she was superintending the edu-1 cation of her daughter, Miss Julia, a sunny-haired little girl of fourteen vear3. Presenting my card at the door, I was carried to a cosy reception room that has been set apart for Mrs. Jack sou's use. I found there a fair, pleas ant-faced lady, running agreenblv to embonpoint, awaiting my arrival. The widow’s weeds, no more than the touch ing air of sadness, through her smiles struggled to light, told me that the wife of the South's matchless hero stood before me. With charming grace she bade me be seated, and we were soon engaged in conversation, a note from a mutual friend having endorsed me to Mrs. Jackson. “I declare,” said she, .“I am engaged on a work that completely unnerves me. You know I have always refrained from writing one word concerning my hus band’s home life. Although importun ed again and again to do so, I have felt that I could not. His public record be longs to the world. His homo history is mine I have felt that, the possession was sacred. A few days since I reemv ed a verv kind letter from Col. McClure, of the Philadelphia Times, asking me to contribute itu article to ins paper concerning my husband s life. His let ter was followed by letters from Gen. Iraboden and others, endorsing his re nuest. He offered to pay me one hun dred dollars a column for whatever I might write. This I am sure must be B very liberal otter, and. I must confess had much to do with my acceptance of the pronosition. I am very anxious to build a home for myself and my daugh ter in this city, and feci that if I can earn what money I need with my pen, fw , • 1 trill be doing a work that my husband would advise me to do, were he living. "Besides tins, I have felt that it was my duty to write something that would rive the world a true idea of my has baud's character. No man has been in ire misunderstood tlianj^he. lie is represented ms having been stern, iri-'.x irible and hard natnred. ‘ He was just •Of opposite. Ho was demonstrative, is nff-Ctiouute and'as yielding as a wo man. At Inu-.i lie was tender, playful nud loving. The dignity, sternness and ; reserve that he'worp in public was' thrown off the moment he was out of 1 ►be sight of the public, and ha became 1 natural, spontaneous and happy. You | can never know how irksome it jvas to keep his real nature bound down be neath this habit of reserve. It was a ( mask, aud he wore it as a martyrdom, j “His whole life hung around his; home. He had no ambition—no love! of power—no thought of place or pomp. His horror of bloodshed was instinctive and powerful. He served hi* country from a seuse of duty. As i 1 said to some one the other day, the ' happiest moment of his life during the war was, in mv opinion, when lie had sent in his resignation to the Confeder ate government, and contemplated re turuinir to our little home in Lexington. The differences between him and the government were such thut, lie did not believe he could bo of further service. Hence, his sense of duty was reconciled to his laying down his sword. “His love for his daughter gave an iustnuee of tho misapprehension that prevailed concerning him. He was pas sionately devoted to his children. Or.r first child died, and my daughter was born only a few weeks before his death. He never took a day’s furlough during the war; not even to come to see his child, -fust before the battle of Chan cellorville I took the little baby and went to see Hiu. You should have what raptures he went into over that little girl's cradle. I have seen him kneel by her cradle for hours at a time, just gazing into her sleeping face. j Tlwse who had known him in public life were astonished at the apparent transformation of his character. “It is partly that I may put his true .•tiarac'tpr before the world that. I have determined to write u sketch of him fur the Timex. I am now at work on it, and i! will be ready in a very short time. I can give certain facts that can be obtained from no other source; I shall give them in a plain and simple manner.” I suggested that his letters to her du ring the war would give her many inter esting points. “Oh, no,” she said, a charming blush stealing over her face, ; while soft remembrances put a new light in her expressive eyes, “they w.-re all real love letters. He had little r sun for anything else in his letters home. And tiien he was a very prudent man, and never talked of his plans to any one. T only gathered from them some gen'-ral faels, ns follows: He was ahso Intelv confident of the final triumph of the Southern arms, and of the i"'nn:o -.•nit establishment ”• the Southern Confederacy. He felt all the time that' the war was being wa-p-d on a wrong rvhn (t's Ida:*, v as that there w-as to... much delay—too little rigor in pressing matters to a hasty conclusion. He felt that the S uith would he worn out if , the struggle was protracted. If- oven complained that (tener.il J.c-wsstoo alow', although he had great admiration and love for him. “It has been said be was a sort of; laughing stock at Lexington. This was sur«’ly a mistake. From the very be- ' ginning of the troubles lie was turned to as the head of ntl'airs ic Lexington. | He was put in immediate command of1 the cadets, though not. by rank enti- j tied to that place. The who'e city loved him and respected him. He was the politest man in the world. He never passed a lady on the street, whether stranger or not, without rais ing his hat. One thing I remember of him—lie never looked into n room that he happened to pass when the door was open—not evrti my own.” Mrs. Jackson h> very pleasantly situ-! a ted in Charlotte. Her father, a Pres byterian minister, lives near the city. She has a tiro)her and two married sis ters (Mrs. J. E. Brown and Mrs. I). H. i Hill) living in the city. She spends her days quietly at the Institute, surround ed by n bevy of innocent, young girls, 1 and in the midst of loving and devoted friends. ller means are limited, but sufficient. : She has few desires, and lives cheaply and comfortably. As signified above, she is desirous just now of buildings home in Charlotte for her daughter and herself, ns she has determined to make I this city her permanent residence. To accomplish her purpose she has closed a contract to write a sketch of her hns- ; band's life for the. Philadelphia Timex, and they have allowed her for this work the extraordinary price of one hundred dollars per column. A movement was inaugurated some twelve months ago by ?drs. Morehead, of Charlotte, to! have the various memorial societies of; the South raise a special fund on me- j morial day for the purpose of building Mrs. Jackson a home. For some cause 1 or other the movement failed, only two | or three hundred dollars being raised. A dread of the notoriety that it will | bring lias nlninst dissuaded Mrs. Jack Ditn fpiirvr fnlHlIinnt l>pr rn.f»f Klip shrinks from anything like a oonspicn ons place. An amusing instance of the annoyance that publicity brings is fur uished in the following: Some months ago, a paragraph slipped into the pa pers, saying that Miss Julia Jackson was a pretty girl of sixteen years or thereabouts. By the time the para graph had made the rounds of the press, Miss Jackson’s mail was greatly augmented. Each post brought a num ber of epistles from strange (very strange) yonng men, beggiug that “Miss Julia” would, in the language of the “letter writer,” favor them w ith her “confidence.” It is hard to conceive how the whole brood of yonng men throughout the North and West were at once with impudence intent, but so it was. The letters—all sorts of letters— kept pouring in— pouring in through Mrs. Jackson’s hands to the fir?. It is a pleasure to witness the uni versal love iu which the people of Char lotte hold Mrs. Jackson. They cluster around her as some great family about a loved member. Could the great hero, whom she wedded, have spoken his mind before he “had crossed over the river to rest beneath the trees,’ he could have left no richer heritage to his wife and daughter than the legacy of love iu which they are enfolded. —Cor. Atlanta Constitution. A man once took a piece of white cloth to a dyer to have it dyed black. He was so pleased with the result thut. after a time, he went back to him with a piece of black cloth and asked to have it dyed white. But the dyer auswered: "A piece of cloth is like a man’s reputa tion; it can be dyed black, but you can not make it white again." Better be upright with povorty than I unprincipled wi ^plenty. Jfiiscellniw. American Trade With the Bellig erents. Our d.reet trade with the two powers who are drawing the sword cu each other is not large iu unit unt. The total of our exports to Russia and Turkey combined amounts to only so $17,500, 000, of which two thirds is with the former country and the remainder with the lutter, the exact figures for "the fis cal year 1S75 being as follows: With Russia, imports, $1,388,759; ex ports. $11,481,758. With Turkov, im por s, $5,790,947; exports, $1,211,884 total imports, $7,17.1,700; exports, §15, 720.042. it will thus be seen that what direct results might fall upon our trade, iu the event of war, would be felt almost ex clusively in our exports. Our imports from Russia are chiefly wool, rags, flax, cordage and iron; the most important being wool, which, being of a peculiar texture, cannot well be substituted by supplies from other regions, and inter ruption of the supply of this article might therefore cause some incon venience to our manufacturers. Our chief imports from Turkey are u few drugs, race and prunes. Our exports to those countries consist principally of cotton and petroleum. Russia takes from eight to ten millions worth ot cot ton per annum, which enters the coun try entirely by way of the Baltic and White Seas; she also buys from us about four million gallons of refined pe troleum, which goes about equally by Wav of the Baltic and Black bens. Two million gallons that goes by the Black bea ports would be very likely to be challenged by the Turkish fleet, and that trade would therefore iu all proba bility be lost to us pending hostilities. Turkey takes about five million gallons of petroleum, and as her fleet may he expected to he able to keep open all her ports, this trade can hardly be regarded as exposed to interruption. Fortunately for the general interests of commerce, both the countries rank low in the scale of foreign trade, as compared with other European States. Their chief importance to the rest of the world lies m their being food ex porting countries; in which respect they arc important competitors with tho United States: a fact which is of much more consequence to ns tiiau any inter' ruption of our direct trade with them can possibly be. Russia’s export of wheat, since 1804, has ranged variously between 33,900,000 and 75,IKK),000 bush no, uiu nri 01 ■ i j im u 10 ini'" ».-v v «»w »»■ • ilv declining, ami caunot bo regarded us equal to an average between the fore going extremes. From the Turkish provinces on the Danube, the exports of wheat now average about 11,000,000 bushels and of maize 10.000,000 bush els, making a total supply rf 27.000,<*00 bushels of breadstuff's sent to other countries. If we estimate the Russian export at only 4"i,0(V\(u j bushels, and ad 1 t«- it that of Mold", Wallachia and lvuim uj'a, wo lias•• a total of 72,000, 1)00 bushels of wheat and maize liable to interruption rtf export, lhe only question is aa to how far the export is likely to be blocked, aud how tar the raising and harvesting of the crops may tic interrupted by military operations: points which are yet very problematical, ami must remain a > until the plans of Campaign and the disposal of the re spoolivu li - ts become better known. In the most favorable event, the United Slates would be called on to supply large deficiencies in these sources of contributions to the want of tiro grain importing countries. Tight, Tighter, Tightest. The ‘'eeKskin” dress is n >w the great rage both in London and Farm. in the wildest days of the tie-back or pin-back mania, there never was seen such a tightness of skirt as now prevails. Whatever the paucity of folds in the pin-back in its ironter part, in the enormous exuberance of the pannier or bustle the balance was; struck. Bnt now, uot only is the bustle a thing of horror, but even the necessary under' elothiug is considered dc hop. To lengthen the waist far beyond its natu ral proportions, a stiff webbing of elas tic is fastened to the stays to the depth of half afoot; and to this, at tirst, nar row skirts were buttoned. But even this is now abandoned for another scheme to acquire slenderness. Mrs. Swisshelm's much ridiculed ehemiloon is in demand, aud garments made in this way are sold at the furnishing shops, and pat terns of it pass eagerly from hand to hand among lady friends. Some ladies have had regular stago tights made in thick webbing, and over these they wear nothing but the outer dress, underskirts being simulated by pleated ruffles of white muslin, sewn to the edge of the dress, wuioh is then tied back till the woman within is shackled almost like a convict in a chain gang. No more uncomfortable fashion ever was devised; for not only are the limbs confined by the biuduig uress, but tbe wearer must constantly concern herself about the condition of the bodice, that portion being in im-ess want danger of turning itself up be hind, wrong side out, like an umbrella in a windstorm. Tbe desired effect of youthful slenderness is generally ob tained by the “eel-skiu,” but at a great deal of sacrifice of personal ease. A sttfified editor who never notices the fashions tries to be smart, aud says: “The sweetest thing in bonnets is the lady's lips.” Oh, ignorance; not to know that iu the present style of wear ing the bonnet, it is farther away from the lady's l^ps than it is from her feet. Why a quiet, reserved, timid woman wears her hat away aft, like a make shift rudder; a fashionable woman bnilds a kind of a platform out of her back hair and hangs the bonnet on tbe rear end of it, and a real stylish, model hired giri carries a pole over her shoul der with the hat* slurg to the end of it. -- m ♦ — Miss Gkttjtdv hears that the Penn sylvania avenue merchants are becom ing alarmed about Mrs. Hayes’ econom ical dressing, aud fear as much loss from the example set by her iuHhat re gard as they experienced from the sum mer exoduses of the last Administra tion. One vender of costly articles of dress, she says, seut word to the wife of a Cabinet minister, “Oh! try to stop this, or wo shall all be ruined. Tbe idea of tbe President’s wife receiving in a black silk with simple white tnlle at her throat!” --- A tou.no married couple of Montrose, Iowa, who bad lived together for some yeare, concluded they would be happier apart. Accordingly they bad their ef fects sold at auotion aud divided the proceeds. Before parting to go their several w ays, the man advanced to shake hands with his wife, but she waived him off, saying, “Go along; I've bad onough of you.” Hotel ess case—The full grown young man who calls bis mother liis “maw,” and his father his “paw.” A Green Countryman. Tears ago, into a wholesale grocery store in Boston wallked a tall, muscu lar looking, raw-boned inau, evidently it fresh-comer from some back town iu Maine or New Hampshire. Accosting the first person he met, who happened to bo the merchant himself, he asked: “Ton d >n’t want to hire man in your store, do yon?” ‘•Well, said the merchant, I don’t kuow; what citti you do?' “Do!” said the man, “I rather guess I can turn my hand to almost anything. What do you want done?” “Well, if I was to hire a term, it would be one that could lift well —a strong, wiry fellow; one, for instance, that could shoulder a sack of coffee like that yonder, and carry it across the store and never lay it down." “There, now, eaptin,” said our conn trymait, “that's just me. What will you give a man that can suit you?” 'T tell you," said the merchant, “if you will shoulder that sack of coffee, and carry it across the store twice and never lay down. 1 will hire you for a year at one lmuilred dollars per month. ” “Done,” said the stranger; Rinl by this l'me every clerk in the store had gathered around and were waiting to join iu the laugh against the man, who, walking to the sack, threw it across his shoulder with perfect ease, as it was not extremely heavy, and walking with it twice across the store,when ijuielty to a large hook which was fastened to the wall, and hangiug the sack upon it, turned to the merchant and said: “There, now; it may bang there til! Doomsdify; 1 shan't uever lay it down. What slmlf I go about, mister? Just give uie plenty to do aud one hflndred dollars a month, and it's all right.” Tha clerks broke into a laugh, but it was out of the other side of their months; and the merchant, discomfited, yet satisfied, kept to his agreement, and to-day the green countryman is the senior partner in the firm and worth half a million dollars. Quick wit, good sense, and a willing ness to work where the foundation of this man’s success. One cause which prevents half onr young meu from “ris ing in life” is a disinclination to work. They me afraid ef doing themselves 1 11HL WII 1C II IlLt*U I<U ttUUlUU to do, and so ‘ fight »liy" of their own and the intercuts of their employer. To succeed, one must make it his duty to do all he ean for the good of the con cern in which he is employed; eye ser vice will surely be detected.as rr.nl ser vice will as surely lie discovered, appre ciated, and rewarded. Young men, if you would be promoted, make your selves worthy of it by honest service. The Maa Who Stops llis Paper. I’hillip Gilbert llnnierton, in his ad inirablo papers on “Intellectual Life,” thus talks to a man who “stopped his pa pi r:” "Newspapers vr« to the civil ized word what the daily liousC'talk is to the members of the family—they keep our daily interest in each other, !!:• y save us from the evils of isolation. To live as it member of the great white race that Inis tilted Kurope and Ameri ca. and colonized or conquered what - ever territory it has been pleased to occupy; to share frail day to day its thoughts, its qares, its inspirations, it is necessary that every man should read ids paper. Why are the French peasants so bewildered and at sea? It is because they never read a newspaper. And why are the inhabitants of the: United States, thongh spread over a I territory fourteen times the area of France, so much more capable of con cert of action, so much more alive and modern, so much more interested in new discoveries of all kinds, and capa ble of selecting and utilizing the best of them? It is because the newspapers penetrate everywhere; and even the lonely dweller on the prairie or in the forest is not int“l!eetna'lv isolated from the great current of pubbe life which flow through the telegraph and press." -w m A Flea for Cheerfulness. Can anything be more discouraging than the atmosphere of a house whose mistress or whoso master is persistently doubtful, despondent, feurful? How certain it is that they will give to oth ers of their own spirit, and that cares and anxieties will continually oppress their children, trained by example as well as precept to look out for worries? We iniisl. give of what we possess, and how can others gaiu cheer and com fort from us if we are doleful on the smallest occasion? Let us watch ourselves —let us cul tivate our cheerfulness, our courage, our hopefulness—above all, let ns not belie our trust in God by weak com plainings whenever the sun is over clouded for a moment. To those who believe that "all things WAi*lr fAoroflioi* Lie rrnri/l fit I }iA;V) flult lore God,” cheerfulness ought uot to be a ifficnlt virtue, certainly not au im possible one. For our children's sukes, for our souls’ sukes, let us be patient and hopeful and brave, rising above all the petty annoyances of everyday life into serenity undisturbed and unas sailable. Wakeful Hoars. There is something beautiful and ! sublime in the hush of midnight. The myriad quiet sleepers, laying down I each their life-burden, insensible alike to joy or sorrow; helpless alike—the i strong man as the infant—and over all | the sleepless Eye, which since the ! world began, has never lost sight of : one pillowed head. Thoughts like these come to ns iu our wakeful hours with an almost-painful intensity. Then eternity only seems real, and everyday I life a fable. Bnt morning comes, and I the stir and hnm of life chase them ! away, as the warm sun dries up the | dew-drops, which like these thoughts I performed their reviving mission ere 1 they departed. The rocky isle of St. Helena, made 1 famous as the place of Napoleon's en j forced residence and death, has been I occupied by the Baptist mission since j 1845. In three years forty-five were I baptised, aud down to 1865 two hnu ! died had been baptized, the church at j that time numbering ninety-six mem j hers. Since then there have been one ; hundred and eighty six baptisms, bnt tho present membership is only 134. The Rev. W. <T. Cottier, the present missionary, eays the reason of this is that many have been compel led to leave the island to get work. Tho population of St. Heleua is about six thousands. JJohe people are out. of employmeni iu Nevada than has ever before been known there. The bread of life is love; the salt of life is work: the sweetness of life, poetry: the water of life, faith. Loos out for drunken pigs when whisky comes iu hogsheads. Advertising B*tM< spscs t time 1 mont'i * nos * tno» 11 min i hic!i 1 1 no t * so * 6 no | to M | IB on i inch** * no * no R to Is no ft ft k " b ft i m , ii m ft no in m ♦ 4 no «<n tl«i in no IT ft n “ a «o * no «i m io no 4B <3i * “ < o* »si *« in an no m no ; 13 •• 13 no is no nm 56 ft 96 ft ,34 '*_ *4 00 8ft 1)0 ft 00 100 Ml 160 00 " ■ Marriage iiotlreoaflrt deaths. not »m" oeodiug nix linn, puhHsbed free. All aver nix lip-joctt aigeil for at regular ui I vertioini; rate*. Jfann Jfotn. Growing Corn in Dry 86a«oni. I will tell yon bow I made fifty bush i-'rt of corn per acre on an upland field, some years ago, when there wan scnrco ly| any rain the entire season through. I first broke the ground with a two horse plow, in the spring; this was sod ground. Then I cross plowed it and gave it ti few good, Pennine borrowings with hu iron tooth harrow. I do not ri'member how often I plowed aud hnr rowed tbo ground before planting, bnt I kept up the process of plowing and harrowing until the ground was well pulverised and much resembled an nub bed in appearance, aud then it was planted. Scarcely a drop of rain came until the corn was up; theu I plowed il again iu the dry. The weather remained dry. scarcely n . , drop of rain falling. So 1 gave iuy com another good plowing while dry weath er continued. L went through it, 1 la iitve, the fourth time, while the ground w*s al most burning aud scorching hot, then laid it by to rest..and light its own way the remainder of the season alone. After the last plowing rny corn twist ed aud shriveled up at a fearful rate, and looked like dying, for fhp ground was extremely hot and dry, and the sun sent down its burning rays day after day with mighty power and great heat. But before niv corn ceaaed to live there came a refreshing raiu, and the corn put on new life, and the kinks came out of it, and it grew with uew vigor. At gathering time it yielded about fifty bushels per acre, aud all because the ground was put in good condition before it was diluted, aud then because it was weti tilled during the dry weath er which followed through the summer. The enru was ready to silk and tassel • when the first rain of the season came, ot much importance. Hence I dem onstrated the fact that it pays well to prepare ground properly before seed goes into it, and also that it pnys well to tend your com nil the same or more so. if possible, when the season is dry. The corn was not manured, and tba ground was only moderately good and productive in common seasons. Had I not property prepared the ground be foro piauting, and then had I not given my corn proper cultivation during the dry weather which ensued, I certainly, _i i i. • j _ _ r» * a we find by experiment that good cul tivation generally, if not always, pays best. Then we say to farmers and gar deners to see tha* yonr ground is well plowed and harrowed, and put in pro per condition for growth of crops of all kinds before your seed goes into the. ground. Certainly half the buttle is fought before you sow and plant yonr crops. For when yonr gronnd is well pulverised before tlie seed goes into it. it saves a vast amount of trouble RDd hnrd labor afterward. When ground is finely pulverized be fore planting, it enables the young and tiny roots to lay hold of the soil with much more eas“,and with greater vigor, soon after germination, than wbfti vour ground is rough,lumpy.and cloddy. Whet, it is well prepared before sowing or plauting, the power of capillary at traction is greatly increased in your soil, and hence it remains iu a moist condition a much longer time after a rain than when in a bad state of culti vation. A Monopoly to be Feared. Under the above heading a corres pondent of the Scientific American says: i he monopoly to bo feared by the fanners is the ' brains of other pro fessions. While the funnel's number six millions in this country, there are only about forty one thonsaud lawyers, yet one of our best writers ou political economy says that he can select one hundred lawyers, who exert more in fluence iu public affairs than all the farmers put together. The same is true to only a slightly less degree of manufacturers ->nd transportation com panies. Yet, they have a monopoly of brains. Farmers ourselves, we are sor ry to confess it but confess it we must. Who control the affairs of niue tentbe of our country town*? Usually the second-rate lawyers, other professions and trades at the “center." Y’et, if they but awake to it, the farmers too might do a little of the public thinking. The first step iu the uplifting of this class to a place of power in society is to place its men and women on tbo sarao plane, intellectually as the others. In education is the farmer’s bulwark against encroachments and usurpation of power by the few over the many. -— - To Prepare Squash for Pie». [The following comes from “B. L. J , Burlington Co. The method is wril suited to the linn bard and other hard shelled, long keeping squashes, and is oquanv nseitji ior preparmg equaeu ior the table. En. ] My plan is to saw a squash in half, clean out the seeds, etc., then place open end down in a pan containing an inch or so of boiling water, placing small slips of wood or thich wire un derueath them,so that the edge will not burn on tbo pan. Let it steaui until thoroughly tender. The flesh of the | squash is then easily scraped ont with ! a spoon, and run through a colander, if I thought desirable, though it’is not uec ! rssarv, there being no hard lumps in j it. By this plan none of I ho aroma of [the squash is lost, while it greatly re duces the lab or-of preparation. Anoth er plan is to take the two halve* after cleaning from seeds, etc,, join them to gether, and bind firmly with twine, and place in the oven to bake until tender. There is little, if any difference in the result, lint I give the preference to the first method as being much the easiest. Kr. Plant Corn. In case of a general European war, this country will be the granary to which the millions of Europe will con tideutly look for food supplies. In 1876 the aggreate corn crop of tbo United States was 1,300.000,000bushels. It is estimated that the nstnral increase of acreage in the South for home con* sumption with the combined probable increase of noreage in the Western States—shonld the present advanced prices be maintained—would inanro n larger yield for 1877 than ever before, ssy 2.500,000,000 bushels, which at for ty cents per bushels, the average price iu 1876, would represent a money value of 8600,000,000. But forty odd mfl | lions of homo consumers would use tlm i greater part of this, for which they wi'J | be compelled to pay war prices. HI Corn* grounds ups found to have u I singularly i>owerful effect as a manure | and are well adapted to the limited , space of small vegetable gardens, owing ■ to the large percentage of nitrogenous I material they contain. The analysis of i the coffee bean shows that it contains 'large percentage of potash, soda, irrguewa mid pie -phorie acid.