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Established ia. 1340. h'OSERT HIRAM HENRY, Editor flud Proprietor. ! JJ.’.OO her ykab; $1.2.r> fob bis month*.. O'HE LKIH1KR HAB ABSORBED TUB SOUTH-1 BR.I JOURNAL AND WEEKLY CITIZEN Job Work of Every Description Done in Best Style and at Lowest Prices. Slje Mtmhi)duett Cringe?. I|, (»uutr) .UiM SUe Kver He Klglil; Hut RlftUt or Wrong-llj Conn try _ _ ____—- -- .-.-r"-'.''' NEW SERIES. BROOKHAVEN. MISS.. THURSDAY. NOVEMBER .» !*?!>• VOL- »—N°- l )' .•.J1LU . ' Jl : • - ^ NEW ORLEANS. __ ^ „ KHTABLnUtit IN IN. OXOSTON^S PATCHr - S e Samuel M. Todd, <0 Importer and Dealer in Paint*, Oils, Window Glass, V Vaknihh. Brushks, ARTtaTa’ .Matkkiai.h Kro. Il l.l MINAtlNC. A NP l l llRICATINQ Oll.H. „ AGENT FOR 'T h Johnston s Dry Kiilsoraine and Freaeo Pa;uts, Ilnssell Co’s Palette and j putty Knives, Nobles A- Hoar's English Varnishes, Baxter A- Bell’s Pure j Liquid Paints, No. 37 Magazine St.. New Orleans, La iTIII Oct ». IRS',) , r.' HAGAN’S ~~.~.i i ■ ■ . • ■ \ ' " hat lc \J\~- '-w i„?ai c* • \ *j\v • * Marble And Granite Works, Cor. Camp & Lafayette Streets, Liifajcttce Square, New Orleiin*. Tombs. Monuments, Headstones, Tablets. Counters, Tables, and Sids board Tops; also a Large Stock of Marble Slates and Iron Mantles and Grates* Npeelail Attention Paid t» Country Order*. Oct. 23-1-yr. B. F. Willson, With w. H. ffl E 1 S E L. WHOLESALE GROCER AND Commission Merchant, 4S CANAL & GT COMMON ST Oct. 23-3m. NEW ORLEANS LA. LOUIS 6RUNEWALD, Gli I'M: WA LI) HAL L MJ W OIiLEA .V.V. PIANOS-- ^SOLD ON —AMD— ORCAS '*i v .. : .. _GENERAL AGENT FOR THE Leading Pianos and Organs IN THE WORLD! STEiNWAY, KNABS, PLAYSL AND FliCHEi? PIANOS! THr'ict Importation of all kind*‘nf Muaieil Instrument*, for Hiring and Brass Band* Accordeons, Music B>xe*, Guitar*, Violin*. Banjo*. Hand Organ*. String* in Lirge Variety; Material*, Trimining* and Sheet Mu*ie. Price* (jreatlv Reduced and will compare favorably will any noithern house. Kviui fur caislm'ue* nod tirirn lists. Address all letter* to. LOUIS GRUNEWALD, oot. 23-1 yr Nos. 14.16,18, 20 and 22 Barone Sr, New Orleans. THE NICHOLLS LUNCH HOUSE LADIES’RESTUR ANT, '! m.CAMP STREET.58 The Ladies’ Department of TUB NICHOLLS 1IOUHK having been recently tlv* l aud famished in handsome style, in now opr»n for the accommodation of giresla. Particular attention has been paid to the LADIES’ DINING HALL, PARLOR AND T01LET-R098I. All of which have been neatly and comfortably furnished with a view of comfort of the ladies. The proprietor has placed a PIANO lu the Parlor for the benefit of the guests of the bouse* Ml MEALS are cooked in I10ME3T7T-K, at short notice and at HAIpF THE RATES OF OTHER RESTAURANTS, And are ievereu by polite and attentive wait©!a. way 22-lyr. MILLINERY! MILLINERY !! j H A I K A IN 13 F A N C If <> <3 <313 S, Scliilling’s, 159 Canal St. New Orleans ALL THE LATEST EUROPEAN STYLES. .;nr KE; LIVED AM) NOW OPEN KOIl INSPECTION TO THE LADIES VISITING NEW ORLEANS. The Hair Emporium or the City and Fancy Bazaar. A large ami complete .tocir of Fan*. Late*t Style* of .Jewelry nod Ornament*. A Beautiful Selection ofTortoiae Shell and Ivory Comb*, Etc. Mr. anJ Mr*. <* F. SCHILLINGS beg to *ay to the ladies of llie country that during their late viait to v - -a - i .. i. : J .1. _ t_ __... .] li.umrlorj tf lllinurv in nil. tin v wv" ..“h • ... ' ' - ' . - its branches; for a verification of which fact the ladies are respee'ively solicited to call early and examine one of the largrat ar.d most varied tt jcka of liats, Rennets and Alillinerv ever imported in tliiscity. ma.v 22—ly r. ESTABLISHED 1855 No. 153 Canal Street, NEW ORLEANS LA U RK AT REDUCTION TNTHELKADINO SEWING MACHINES! LOOK AT OCR I’ItICES: Singer Improve Family Machine $25 to $35 HroverJi Raker " “ 2o to !>5 tVilbon “ “ 25 to 35 While “ “ 25 to 35 Wheeler St WilleonFauiilyUachine 35 to 45 New Homo, 25 to 35 Wc warrant all our Machines to be New, Cutest Improved and I’erleot for Fivp 5 K A RS I TEo Vi.n- i tin.iokt oil K »trf« »• i t uimnliuil u i I W n (.nose* Bal.mce-W lice!, which is a great improvement over the old SINGER as it enables tlie op.* rator 10 wind tlie bobbin wiutout running the machine, or remov ing the work from tU" nee lie. This is lire most iiHportaiitjinprovement ever put on the Sewing Machine. Needles for all kinds ol Sewing Mach ines From 2fi to 40 cents p**r dozen. Ma Theabove cm i.... „n the New Im- ehineiPIinpioved, Repaired and Adjust piofetl Singer with Loose BslsDce-Wbcel. cd with dispatch. TKKMS—Cash With Orders, or machines wiil he sent by freight C. 0. I). if $5 is remitted on each machine order: the amount <«> advanced to be credited on C. O. D. bill. No time will lie given on machines in any case; the margins being too limited to admit handling them on any but a stiictly lash basis. Remittances should be made in Sight Drafts, 1*. O. Orders, or Currency'by express. . . (should one of our Improve Singer Machines at any time prove defective, or in any wkv unsatisfactory, it iiiiiv lie returned to us for exchange, at our e.\|iense both ways, oi we will refund tlie money paid for same and all freight charges. Send for Price List and Circulate- C WH AdEN’IS \VANI’liD. Address.___ M. A. PECK !r,;,, an, - Late PKl K I.KOTH KK">1*3 tanal M .i' ° %jter;u!t._ Arc llac Children Home? Kadi <lav, when the plow of sunset Fades in the western sky, And the wee ones, »ired of playing, Uo nipping lightly by. I steal away from my husband, Asleep in his easy chair, And watch from the open doorway, Their faces fresh mid fair. Alone in the dear old homestead, That once was full of lile, Kinging with girlish laughter, Echoing boyish strife. We two are wailivg together, Anti oft. as the shadows come. Willi tremulous voice he calls me, "It is night. Are the cnildren home?’’ "Yes, love,’' I answered him cerly, •■'I liey’re sll horn* long ago, ’ Aiiti I sing, in my quivering tremble, A song so soil ami low, Till the old man drops to slumber, Willi bis head upon his hand, And I i el I to myself the number At home in a better land. Home, where never a sorrow HhaII dim their eyes with tears, Where the smile of Uod is on them Through sll the summer years. I know, yet tny arms are empty Thai fondly folded seven, And the mother-heart wi'hin me Is almost starved for lu-aven. Sometimes, in the dusk of evening, I only shut mv eyes, And tlie children are all about me, A vision from the skies, The babes whose dimpled fingers Lost the way to my breast. And the beautiful ones, tlie at.gels, ftp-sed to tlie world of the blest. A brentb, and tlie vi. ion is lifted Away on the wings of light, And again we two are together, Ail alone in tlie night They tell me his mind is failing. JJIII in uucni jvs.v He is only buck with the children, • 111 tile dear and peaceful years. And still, as the summer sunset Fades sway in the west, And Uie wee ones, tired of playing, Go trooping home to rest, ■1/v husband calls from his corner, •‘Say, love, have die children come?” And 1 answer, with eves uplifted, ‘ Yes, dear, they are all at home.” THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. ‘•Of all tilings, a night journey is the most tedious ’ said Clarr.uce Hutdeld, us be let himself fall heavily into the ■atill and uncomfortable Beat of the railway car, with the faded velvet cusha ion.-,, a”ud its back at exactly the wrong angel for might approaching,the luxury of a imp. "I any, Clifton, do you thiuk we might smoke?’’ “Well, I rather imagine not," said 1, with a motion of my head towards the other passengers. “There appear to bo ladieu ou board.’ Jluitield tdirugged^hta shoulders. "Such ladies! “Well,” laughed I, “they don’t ftp pear to bo particularly stylish in man ners or costume, ^u^.vaYftrJfiftfir W3E hedges them arouud like i wall.” "Divinity is their humbug!” shortly interrupted Haiti dd. “Ah if these dowdies, with babies and baud boxes, eonld possibly belong to tho same world witn Hiutrioo Hale! ’ To this I made no answer. It did not seem to urn exactly appropriate to lug the sacred name of Beatrice H lie iuto a d Fcussion, in a place Itke tills, let wlmt could l do except to fetd my face flush, and tue roots of my hair tingle? For I was unmistakably iu love wit.li Bee Hale, and no whb Clarence Hat field. It' I ware to waste quarts of ink ami reams of piper is trying to describe Her m unfold charms and excellencies to the reader, it wouldu t do any good. Bnch things have been tried before and failed. Lit him imtgmu tbe fairest brunette that the snn ever shoue ou, and he may come somewhere near the mark Suffice it to say mat sue was as beautiful as a dream aud that Hat field aud I ware botti slaves at her feet. b’hicii of us did she like best? All, that was the question! It was some thing like the ehihireu s old game of see saw. Up I g>, down you come. Sometimes I fancied I had the ghost of a chance, sometimes I was convinced that Hatfield was altogether preferred, and that I had b-tter emigrate to Aus tralia at once. “Hello!” cried Hatfield, breaking un ceremoniously iu upon the thread of my musmgs, “there goes the whistle. We shall be off directly. Til auk goodness for that!'’ And he put up his feet on the oppo site seat, and prepared for os comfortu blo a four hours ride as possible. Clarence Hatfield uDd I, bn it under stood, were employees in the extensive business of Messrs. Jenkins, Jumper toil & Co..’ auctioneers, aud bad been down iu tue country putting us a sale of swampy lots, ent into streets aud squares, according to the must impruv eit metropolitan methods of doing such things. It had been a dismal business No vember is not an inspiring mouth at the best, aud a three days fog had con spired against the success of Mount .Mura Park, as Jenkins, Jumperton & Oo. hud christened their uew specula tion. Yet, we had doue reasonably well, aud were uow thankful to get back to New York. As the train gave its startling lunge, the door flew opeu, and it came a tall old lady, iu a prodgious black bonnet and a fur oluak, surrounded by a per fect cheaveaux do frise of squirrel ca ges, leather bags, browu paper, parce's ° . l i I_ Ul. .. I . ,1 l,< m. mm ouuunitiii uvapp. •-'“w . e<l closely by a younger lady, dressed in black and olosely veiled, amj paused hesitatingly in front of our seat. “Young man,” said she, in a low voice as gruff as that of a mau *‘is this seat engaged?” • Yes, ’ said Hulfleld, “it is." . “For your feet?” “No matter what for," superciliously replied the head clerk of Jenkins, Jam pertou & Co. •’Please to pass on, old laity. You’ll tied seats euougli be youd.” But this was a stretching of the truteh. There weiie no seats beyond, as the old lady could easily' preoeive, unless she chose to sit directly oppo Kite a red hot." coal tire, or upon oue of those corner arrangements close to the door, which are equivalent to no scat at all. The old lady hesitated and chauged her heavy carpet -bag from oue weaned arm to the other. I thought of my good Aunt Polly at home and rose at ouce. , . T “Pray take this seat, mama said I. And let me put your parcels up in the rack for you. ” ,, . , "Clifton, what a fool you are. cried Hat Sold, in au impatient sotto voice. “Why couldn’t you have sat still atid: minded your own business?^ I “It is'my own busiucss,” I answered brusquely, "to see that every lady is made as comfortable as it is in the na ture of thugs to oe. Now the squirrel cage, ma'am—it’ll go very comfortably under the seat, I think.’’ Hatfield ottered a contemptuous gruut, but be uever offerred to .take his (eet from off the opposite cushions, al though the younger woman stood in the aisle, nil comfortably swaying baok ward and forward with the motion of the train, until a woman beyond ob serving the state of affairs, drew a sleeping babe into her lap, and beckon ed the other to take the place thus va cated. Hy this time the old lady had estab lished horse.f to her entire satiafsotiou, aud opened her sandwich box. _ j “Mnoh obliged to yon, young man,” said she. “It s easy to see that you’ve a mother of your own at home, and that 'you’re in the habit of doing re vereuoe to her gray hairs. As for this person”—with a acd of her poke bon net ill the direction of Mr. Hatdeld— "if lie’a got a mother I can’t say much for bringing up of him. Perhaps lie may be old nimself one day, and stand in need of a little politeness and con sideration from the youug.” "When I'm anxious for yonr good opinion ma’am, I'll let you know ” re turned Mr. Hatdeld, rather flippantly. The old lady could only express her self by a vehement sniff. And even I was u little annoyed »t his manner.. “Hatfleld,” said I, in a low tone, ‘‘you might behave like a gentleman.” ’"So I will,” he retorted with a shrng, ‘‘when I find myself in company that calls for such treatment ” I sani uo more, but leaning against the side door, prepared to make myself «s comfortable aH possible until the traiu should stop at Stamford, its first way station, and some descending pas - sendorer might make room for me. Header, did you ever stand in an ex press train iu full motion? Did you ever reel youiseir Hwayeu o»c»*iini and forward, bumping oue of your phrenological developments against ouo side of the oar, and bringing the base of your spinal column agaiust tho top. of the Beat at the opposite swerve of the train? Did you over grasp blindly at nothing for support? Did you ever execute an involuntary pasuel, by way of keeping your balauce, aud then grind your teath to see the two pretty young ladies beyond laughing at your nuties? I* so, yon will kuow how to pity me during that hour and a half between B——and Stamford. Hatfield when to sleep ai d snored; the old lady iu the gigantic bonnet ate sandwitch and drunk from a wicker flash of excellent smelling cherry; tho young lady sat ns noiselessly as a black veiled statue; fretful babies whimpered; old geutlemeu uttered strange Bounds in their sleep; the lights filared like sickly moons over } head, and the shriek of the train as it | flew through the sleeping villages i sounded like the yell of a fiery throat ed demon, “Stamford!’’ bawled the conductor. At last I Hncceded i* dropping my weary and stiffened limbs into a seat, | where slumber overtook tu>* in just a minute aud a quarter; for IJoyl ly*jtjjj I ru my former disadvantageous attitude, ; a: il I could scarcely believe the evi I Jeuce of rnv own senses when we finally thundered into the echoing vastness of the Grand Central depot in >iew York Hatfield, alive to the necessity of catching a car before the whole world «f travelers should crowd into i\ stum bled over the old lady's ankles with small ceremony. “Oil, take care!’’ You've knocked the squirrel cage over.’’ cried she. “Ooniound the squirrel esg**!'' shout ed Hatfield, gnashing Ins teeth, as the ancient dame placed herself directly iu the aisle to set the furry net up again, thereby completely blockiu.' up his egress. •‘.Served you right, Hatfield,’’ said I. as I stooped to assist. Jn«t then the young companion of tho lady advanced, flinging back her veil. *./~i_3_ »• _: l ~ _ is waiting. T'll semi Thomas for the parcels. Mr. Clifton, I am very much obliged to yon for your y iliteness to my prandmotheer. who is unused to traveling As to Mr. llatfletol—the less pair! about his courtesy, the better.’’ And Beatrice Hale’s black eyes dashed disdainfully on Clarence’s cowed visace. “Miss Hale,” he stammered, “if I’d the 'east idea who you were—” “Yon would have regulated vonr con duct according,” impatiently interrupt ed Miss Hide. “Thanks, I prefer to see people in their true light. Mr. Clifton,’’^turning gracefully to me. “von’ll call and see how grandmother ataodH her journey, to morrow, won’t yon? Oh, thunk yon, the carriage is close by. And to this day I believe that is the way I won my wife; for Clarence Hat fleldj was a brilliant, showy sort of a fellow, who Nr outshone me in general society, and I think Bee had been dis posed rather to fancy him until that night. But she was disenchanted now for good and for all. And Grandma Hale comes to see ua every Chrisrasn with hamper of good tilings from Hale farm. What the South Needs. 1st. What the South needs is fewer election." and less politics. * 2d. More farmers in our Legislatures. 3d. More agricultural schools so us to make Hgricultiue, the chief souoce of our national wealth, more respectable thorough more intelligent cnltme. and wiser systems of conducting our farms. 4th. We want more sheep—more cattle—more 5 hogs—more and better broods of stock of every class and var iety. 5th. We want more gras# ami clover —more grain and leas cotton. 6th. We must cultivate leas laud aud more thoroughly. 7th. We must raise our own supplies and become an exporter of provisions and agricultural products, motead of importers of rhe articles. 8th. We must understand that we have the best agricultural county upou tlie face of the earth, aud that we need mote brains and muscle to develop it, 9th. The brightest sons should be educated for the farm, and the lovliest, prettiest and smartest girls should be encouraged to marry fanners, and so lend a special charm country life—aud add more dignity aud honor to rural pursuits. 10U>. Last, though not least, we should subscribe for agricult ural papers published in our own State, and pur suade our neighbors to do the same. Thk difference between a self made man aud a self-made womau is ten old papers four hair switches, ninety-eight hair pins and a pretty box labeled face pcwder. Bomb "horrid brute” hae discovered that the difference beteen a woman and an umbrella is that there are times when you can shut np an umdrella ffliscclhmn_ Peace and Order at the South. A well-known teacher of New York, a lady, lias just returned from a sum mer spent in South Carolina, dnring winch time she kept her eyes and ears wide open and had every opportunity to study the political and social condition of the State. What she saw and learn ed, she communicates to the New York Nation as follows; “The change in the condition of things dnring the last eighteen months is postively startling. It is difficult to know where to begin. Every one seems hopeful, and, better still, busy. Tne negroes are jworkiug cheerfully. If the wages be low, so is tho living; think of good chickens for Bale at ten cents apiece! , It does not pay to rob a henroost. Tne targe e-tates are being cut np iatc smai1 farms, owned irnlis oriraiuately by') bisck and white. I drove through the county districts, through lands which only a little while ngo were ooverad with oaks and pines. Now 1 find little homesteads, with gar dens and beginnings of orchards; in some cases, pathetic attempts at ‘deco ration.’ For the first time in my ex perience, frnit, vegetables and chicK ens were daily offered at the door by negro men anil women. I saw few or no idlers, and heard no expression of discontent. The increased earnestness mid hopefulness of the yonug white men is most encouraging. They no longer direct, oversee, but literally* put their own hands to the plow, with hon est pride in their work. They work dnriiiR the day in that burning sun side by side with the negro, in perfect good comradeship. The great want of the State is capital, and that must fl >w m when the future is assured. Outside interference in politics will be ruiuons. It means aoceututnting the color-line, arraying lubor againsi capirm, 1*5111* , ranee against education. The misfor tune of South Carolina is tiie ooming Presidential electiou. But for that the names of Republican and Democrat might be erased from the spelling-book if she were not needed for party purpo ses, she mignj be left in peaoe to bind op her wounds. Now one last word as to security of life and possessions. The contrast here is lu favor of South Caro lina as against my own New England. In a Connecticut town, last summer, I kept a pistol "as a conifer), if not a protection. In South Carolina, uot a tramp Jail summer, and no beg gars! Our household was composed of three women, the servimt sleeping m 'the yard.’ Our house is a little isola ted. We sat or slept with doors wide open until late into the nigiit, and we never had nue moment’s uuoasiuesa nor auexiety. ” Cotton Manufacture in the South. We noticed iu onr exchangee an ex tract from a speech recently delivered by Mr. Awtry in the Legislature of Georgia on the subject of oot-ou raanu facture «t the Smith. It oontains nut ter of general interest inasmuch as what ia said of Georirifi can with equal truth ?Mf.,r'Svit\?/-*i3‘1.Uon growing State. We quote the extract below: Georgia produced at leas 500,000 bnlea of eot’on in 1878. Tins cotton, at the verw low prices that prevailed, was worth #22, 500.0 )0 If wi- had oon | verted this raw material into yarns and exported it in that shape, it would have added 100 per cent to its value. In stead of #22,500 000 we would have had #15,000,00,). If. after converting it in to yarns, we had made cloth of it, we would have so increased its value that the i-r ip wonld have been nearly equal to 60 000,000. As a matter of course I do uot preieud to accuracy in this state meet, tint offer it as au approxication merely to indicate the very greiit in crease ill value that results from the manipulations of the manufacturer * * * The most-extensive cot ton spinner in New England, perhaps in the world, over the South and atteu-1 lively considered our advantages, and he admitted that ho could spin cotton ! ut r, r,-i 7 nnr cent elipanor than he I could m Now England. But the truth ; is we ean apin cotton from 10 to 12 per , cent cheaper in Georgia than New Eng-j land. The expenses on one hundred | pounds of cotton shipped here from Providence, Fall Biver, or JL .well, wili arrx.vnt tol2jper cent ou present prices. This expense the * spinner here can save, or very nearly save; this gives ns in the item of cost of raw material a clear advantage of 10 per cent. This of itself is a good profit. In addition,to this wo have great advantages in cli mato nud water power. The only ads vantage that New Euglaud has over us is in skilled labor; but that advantage will be temporary. Bo soon as our peo ple turn their attention to cotton spin ning in earnest this will vanish. The point I wish to make is this: If New England can export cotton goods to the old world ami successfully compete with English spinuers and others right at their doors, what could not Georgia Jdo with her nneqnalled advantages, if her energies and capital were ouoa turned in this direction? What a Young Girl Accomplished. The safe arrival of the ship “Tem plar, ’’ at Ban Francisco, after a direful voyage, was due to the brave eonduot and unfaltering devotion of Miss Arm strong, daughter of the Captain. When off the Rio do la Plata the mate j was re.ieved for insuboidiuation. , About tiie same time Captain Arnjg j etroug was obliged to take to his Ixfl again, leaving the ship in command of the second officer. The second officer was a good seaman, but not a navigator and Miss Armstrong offered to navi a.. if ha would take observe turns. This was done—the second mite j taking the sun. hurried below with his sextant, ami Miss Artnstiong. weak and debilitoted as she wns. worked np the latitude mid longitude, doubled Caps Horn, and finally brought the ship in safety to the FaraUoues Captain Arm strong acknowledges that if it had not been for bis daughter's indomitable will and perseverance the "Templar” j would never have renohod the Golden Gate. There is no busiuess that affords bet tor profits thnnSsheep raising, to some parts of Mississipi thepeople have turn ed their attention to this bns’ness and are reaping large profits from tlmir in vestments. In the coast counties, and in Greene, Marion and Perry a great many sheep aie raised, ard m this sec tion'we believe the business would yield large returns. Sheep are easily kept aud not expensive. By parching tli improved breeds, the wool dip would be much grater than from the common sheep now raised- We hope to see a great many of our farmers torn their attention to this branch of industry. Ex. Dowu in front—an iDoipieut urns taehe. • • | Military Strength of varioat Con tinental Countries. The recent newspaper war between Germany and Russia having given riae to many’ speculations concerning the offensive anil defensive power of sever al European States, some particular* respecting varions armies which have been fnruished to mi on good authority may be red with interest at thismoraent. To begin with Germauy, the reorgani sation of that army was fully carried out iu 1866, since which time the amin al recruiting has produced 1,300,000 meu. After making due deduction for dead, sick, etc , tho strength of the Germany army may uow he fairly put at 1.250,000 nieu of tho liuo, aud the reserves and the First Laudwehr, all of which are thoroughly drilled and ready to enter the field at any moment. These meu are of various ages, from twenty to thirty-two years. Besides these, the German Government can call out the. Second Laudwehr and the Limlatrnm. which include the -drilled soldiers from thirty-two to fifty years of age. These would, after making dm deduction, number 1,300,000 men. All' these 2,530.000 soldiers can he marched iu twentv-four hours after being called out, as all the Quartermaster's arrange ments are made in time of peace to en able this to he done. From til's total must he deducted 200.000 for the for tresses, 150,000 for the oostsand against Denmark, aud 100 000 for depots; so that 2 100.000 men are available for real wsrfaro, and the last, of whom would only require a fortnight at the most to ha on the frontiers. The bor der fortifications on the French side are completely finished aud are fully armed. ’ They are furnished with large stores of provisions, and communicate with the interior of the country by means of good railways. France has. of course, good fortresses also on the Germ m frontier, and these are strengthened by smaller barricading forts, but, in addition to the fact that thev will not be completed and iu thorough working order before 1331, Germany has the advantage of u con vex frontier which would facilitate con centric attacks, such as are regarded by military authorities as the most sue cassful. The strength of the French army is, ou paper. 3,600,000 raeu, but Sir Garnet Wolseley, as well as other authorities, calculates it as only about 1.800 00 among whom are more than 600.000 undrilled men. Besides this, the state of the territoral army aud the Garde Mobile is so doubtful that France is considered to have ready for the beginning of a war not more than 1.000,000. of whom 40) 00J must be de ducted for garrisons, etc., leaving 600, 800 really available for action, lliis sia’s force, although given ou paper at 1.800.000 men cannot, ns was explained at the the beginning of the recent dis pute, exceed 400,000 men ou the Gor man frontier. Stonewall Jackson as a Sleeper. Tins extraordinary talent of going to sleep under the most disadvantageous circumstances followed him into the horseback during Ins forced marches, and I believe tolerably well oil the bat tlefield; and this ra ly nave been the cause >f t le remarkable powers of on durance for which he was noted. That his power of sleeping under preaching remained with him, 1 ha 1 ocular proof. I remember being present at a preaching service held at the door of tiiH headquarters in E ist Virginia, one hot July Sunday morning,when he per formed the champion sleeping feat of the war. There was no whatever, and the whole service was held in the face of the hottest sun that ever shown in that country. The preacher stood in front of Jackson’s tent, and Jackson sat on a backless camp stool at his right hand. The rueti composing the congre gation kept their caps on t« prevent sunstroke, but Jackson's idea of propri ety would not allow him to sit in the door of the tent, or to keep his cap ou. The result was that lie sat in the sun. held his cap about six inches from his head, to shade his face, and sweetly in that p isitiuu thronght the entire set Bloadin Still Risking Bis Keck Jfever have I neon ft more painful per f.irmance than that which is now to bo witnessed in the old Exhibition build ing, iu Viena, where Blotidin daily risks his life on ft rope stretched across the vast d une at a giddy height. Blon diu has expressly requested th it no net bo placed under the rope to breuk his full, should an accident occur. He says that he has found by experience that the public do not care half so mirch for his performance when the possibly of a terrible accident is not present to lend a Z3st to the show. He receives a large sum of money for every exhibi tion; and the m ire daring his feats the, higher bis wages. He now traverses the rope without the balancing bai, walBing backward blindfolded. Blon din is followed everywhere by a ,ur. Thompson, who has made ft hot of ten thousand pounds that the hero of Ni aera will fail from the ropo and be kil led ere he attains the age of sixty. Five years more, and the ornel wager will tie decided one wav or the other, for Bloadin is already fifty-five. The Wicked Deaccn. In a flourishing young city of Michi gan lives a worthy man who has had the misfortune to be a widower three times, and is now living with his fourth wife who has two boys by a former marriage. These have been taught to call the step father “pa.” While eutertaing com pany at tea a few oveuings since, an aggravated case of divorce beoame the, topic of conversation. A laiy expr.'s tied herself emphatically a^amso uivoi* oes, quoting several passages of Serip_ ture, and concluding with this: “And St Paul says be that putteth away his wife comui'ts a grievous sin. At this, the oldest boy, having duly filled bis stomach, suddenly took iu the whole subject by saying, “Why, pa has put away three or four ou ’em, and ue’s a deacou, too!’’ That will do fpr Mioliigan.— Editor s Drawer in Harper's Alagazine for November. Tun Superintendent of Census issues a circular calling upon all peisoua en gaged iu agriculture to make uotefffrom time to time of the quantities add val ues of their several crops gathered, and thenumber of acres of land planted in order that their statements, when made to the enumerators, may be of the highest possible value. Tha act provi ding for the Tenth Census, requires a report of the chief productions of agri - culture “during the year ended June V and everything inised ou my faru* as potatoes, grass seed, honey, fruits,as well as staple articles, are to be inclu ded. _ Some of the poil parrots on fall bon nets look natural enough to ask for a cracker, m JP* Sir*sia± ! ~~ Lift Up the Fallen Ones. John B. Gough tell* the following incident of a minister who went to see a poor besotted w retch: He went up three or four pairs of stairs and knocked at the door—no acx swer; he opened the door aud went in; and lie said, when he s.aw that poor creature crouched by the fire-place, he began to feel a little frightened; he be gan U> feel a sort of sickness in his throat—that sort of feeling, I wish I wasn't here. His hair was matted and tangled, hio clothing in rags, and filth; a four weeks beard on his face, and his cheeks cadaverous; nnd as he looked j around him there whs a glare like that) of a mad beast, aud he felt timid and . frightened. The first words of the] poor creature were: "Who are yon? ' “I am a minister." “Minister! wljat do yon w&nt?" " Well, T have eslled to see von." He rose noon his feet and the mui' inter said. "Then I began to think wher> 1 should take him; I expected n struggle, am! I was determined I would not give him np. He came up pretty close to me. nnd stretched ont his hand and said, ‘You have come to see me. have yon? Then see me. How do yon like the looks of me? I’m a bit of a beauty, ain’t I? Come to see me, did I von?' ’’ Then he came a pace or two nearer, I and he felt the pestiferous breath on j bis face hot, as he said: "Now [ will kick you down stairs!" “Stop,” he said; "don't don’t—don't kick mo down stairs now, because I have a call to make np above; and if van kick me down I shall be obliged t-, come all the wav up again, don’t yon sec? Now if it is any gratification to kick the minister down stairs, who lias come to call on you out of pure good will. Tot ms go aud make my visit np stairs, and then I will place myself at yonr disposal " ! i i ITT .11 " OAlM fliwi J .j • •. \ man, and all tidied baok to bis seat. Tiie minister made Ins eel I up stairs, i came down, opened the door aud said: “Well, my man, here I am. I told you l would oall again. Now it it is any gratification toyou to kick the min ister Mowu stairs, I am at your dis posal.” ‘•Did yon come to see me?” asked the man. "Y-s I did.” “ fPell, then, sit dowu;" and he be i gan to talk to him, not as if he was a l binte, bnt as if he was a brother, as if j he was a man. And by aud by the poor creature cried out “C, sir, I am the J most God forsakeu wretch on earth!” land then he spoke of a wife and six children, of sorrow and sin, aud de> gradation and despair; and the minister poured in the oil of sympathy into his broken heart. Well, the minister prayed with that man and left him; name back again, and the result was. that man, with his wife and five children sat in God's house <>u the 8ibbatli, and paid six -I- tttlup^o Cl I'm |/vn - - ^iii■ ■»*»>». •»■*!» I iug seven times six shillings. He sat in God's house clothed in his right mind, nnder the influence of the truth. | Ah. this spirit ot kindness! We ask [ you, then, to set that example of pati out, loving sympathy with the erring. £t will pay in the long run. O. there is nothing so good; there is nothing, if seems to me. so pleasant «a to be instrumental in lifting up a poor, debased, fallen brother, or to prevent s brother from walking in the path that | leads to sin and to ruin. Do it, then 1 | say for the sake of your brother; and | if not, do it for his sake who come to i seek and save the lost. How it is Done. Scene in a library -gentleman busy writing—child enters. “Father, give me a penny?” “Haven't got any; don’t bother me.” "lint, father. I want it; something i particular. ” “I tell you I haven’t got *oue about. me.” “T mttttf liftvn mu nrnmintbl nn 1 one.’’ ‘ ‘T did no such thing—I won't give you any more peuuies; you spend too many. Its nil wrong—I won’t give it to yon, so go away.” • Guild begius-to whimper. “I thing you might give me one; it’s really mean.” go away—I won't do it, bo there’s au eud of it.” Child cries, teases, ciaxas— father gets out of patience, puts his hand in his pocket.takes out u pe_,ny and throws it to the child. ‘"There, take it and don't come baok again to-day.” Child smiles, looks shy, goes out ooti qiirror. determined to renew the strug gle in the afternoon with the certa.uty of like results. ¥ * * * ♦ Scene in the street—two boys playing —mother opens the door, calls to one of them, her own son. "Joe, come into the honse instantly ” Joe pays no attention. ‘"Joe, do yon hear me? If yon don't come I’ll give you a good beating.’’ Joe smiles and continues his play; his companion is alarmed for him, and advises him to obey. ‘‘You’ll catcb it if you don’t go, Joe.” ‘‘O no, I won’t; she always Bays so, but she uever does. I ain’t afraid.” Mother g>es back into the house greatly put out, and thinking herself a m.vrtyr to bad children. That's the way, parents; show your children by your example that you are weak, undecided, untruthful, and they learn aptly enough to dispise your au thority and regard your work as Both nia' Oo and Tell Him. “If thy brother trepass against thee, ' go ami tell him of his fault betwees i him and thee alone,’’ “I don't waut to say anything to him j about it ” “Go and tell him ” “I don’t want to apeak to him.'1 “Go and tell him. ” “I am afraid it will only make a bad ! matter worse.’’ “Go and tell him.” “I may say sometbiug that I shall be sorry far.” "Go aud tell him.’’ “I have made up my miud to say nothing about it.” , “Go.and tell him.” “I thiuk I shall lot the whole matter drop.” "Go and tell him.” “Wed, I shall not do anything about it.” ‘‘Why call ye me Lord, Lord, aud do not tluuga that I say.’’ The grand difficulty is so to feel the reality of both worlds as to give each its due place in our thought aud feel ings—to keep onr mind’s eye add our heart’s eye ever fixed ou the land of promise without looking away from the road along Which we are to trawl to ward it. JJnMhhawn AdrerlUIu* lUlw. Spur* 1 limn 1 moDth 3 incut 6 mm u at » t iucu $ i on | a i» m no fin ov | .5 I ton ties 3 01 6 «>) 4 4V If. (HI «• * - » <« ‘ 66 13 «U 30 0*1 dtr Fa. « t"v 1001 i* so r, vi '• S'*. " 00 13 60 31 00 30 • . a •• a vo in 00 r. sri s'. 01 ' " 13 ■» 13 00 1'. 01 US 00 65 (II 90 0. 34 44 00 40 00 60 00 I OH 00 ISO 00 ** Marriage uotlees ami deaths, out hi ceeding six lines, jnihli»liot Iren. All over six lines charged fur at regular ad vertising rates. A Child s Heart. The other day a Bnrimis old womnu, hjiving a bundle in h> r hand!, Bud jphk ittf with painful effort, sat down on a curb step, upon Woodward aveuue, to rest. She was enriona because lier gar raeuts witre neat Bud ciran, though threadbare, and curious because n smile crossed her. It might have been this amile that attracted a g onp of three little ones, the oldest about nine. This stood ia a row it front of the old wo man, saying ucvrr a wood, but watch ing her face. The smilo brightened, lingered, and then suddenly faded away, and a corner of her old calico apiou went up to wipe away a tear. Then the eldest child stepped forward and asked; •‘Air you sorry because yon biiAu't got. any children?" ‘T--I had children bnee, but they arc nil dead;" whispered the woman, a sob io h-r t lit cut. “I'm awfnl sorry," said the little girl as her u'.»u ohiu quivered. “I'd give yon one?of ray little brothers here, hut yen »H(> I haven't got but two, and I don’t believe I'd like to spare one.’’ "Ood bless you child - bless yon for ever!9 sobbed the old woman, end for a full minute her face was buried iu her apron. "But I’ll tell yon what I’ll do,” seri ously continued the child. “Yon may kiss ns all once, and if little Ben isn’t. afraid yon may kisH him foui times, for lie’s just as sweet as candy!” Pedestrians who saw Ihree well-dress ed children put their arms around that strange, old woman’s neck and kiRa her. were greatly puzzled. They didn’t. know the hearts of children, and they didn't hear the woman’s words, as she rose to go: “Oh! children, I’m only a poor old woman, believing I had nothing to live for, but y.'n’ve given me a lighter heart than I've hud for teu long years.” The Slave of Drink. I need not dwell longer upon thtr morality sapping effects of particular diseases, but shall simplv call to mind the profound desterioration of moral sense and will* .which is produced by tbe long continued and excessive nse of of alchol and opium. There is no where a more miseradle tpecimen of degradation of moral feeling and im potence of will than the debauchee who has made himself the object slave of either of these pernicious excess. In sensible to the interests of his family, to his personal responsibilities, to the obligations of duty, he is ufterlv un truthful and untrustworthy, and in the end there is not a meanuess of pretense or of conduct that lie will not descend to, not a lie he will not tell, in order to gain the means to gratify his overrul ing craving, It is not merely that pas sion is strengthened and wi’l weakened by indulgence as a moral effect, but the alcohol or opinnm which is absorbed into his blood is carried by it to the brain, and acts injuriously npou ils tis sues; the chemist will, indeed extract, alcohol from the besotted brain of the * worst drunkard, as he will detect mot pi)in in the accretion* of i-cr-.-n wt)o 1ms taken large doses of morphia. Seldom therefore is it of the least use to preach reformation to ti,-n« _i. until they have been restrained forcibly from their besetting indulgence for a long enough period to nllow the brain to get rid of the poison, ami its tissues to regain a healthier tore Too ofteu it is of little use then; the tissues have been damaged beyond the possibility of complete restoration. Moreover observation has shown that the drink craving is oftentimes hereditary; so that a taste for the poison is ingrained in the tisanes, and is quickly kindled bv gratification into nncontrollnbla de sire. The Minister's Horse. An intelligent foreigner, visiting Ns w England a hundred years ago. would have noticed two prominent traits as characterizing the people, Oio was singleness of purpose; the other was the resoluteness with which everything in terfering with the attainment of that purpose was put aside. If a young man purposed to be a far mer, or a sailor, or a merchant, or a l awyer, nr a physician or a clergyman, he went forward to what he had ‘made np his mind to be. in ns straight a road as circumstances would pernnh Ho might not travel as the crow ties —man is seldom allowed in this discip linary life to t ike the shortest line—but be went, jogging doggedly along, up bill and down hill, over streams and marshes. Like the Homan soldier, he lived frugally, andcarried as tittle im pediments ft he sign-'fiaant Latin name for baggage) as possible. He laid aside every weight, and did one thing. An anecdote of an old time minister illustrates how these two traits gave character to religious life. Rev. Noah Benedict was oue of the three pastors whose united service in the church at Woodbury, Conn., cov ered the long period of one hundred and fifty years. He whs a good man, had s bight rank ns a preacher, and a first-rate horse. Blit his pulpit was his first Inve, and everything which was likely to tempt mm wimnraw ms mints rrom that was put. out of the wav. He had a voting horan, sound, gentle, graceful, and fast. Evervhodv in the parish admired the minister’s horse. But one day. to fos surprise of his friend®. Mr. Benedict sold his favorite. • One of his astonished neighbors asked the renson, •‘He was growing unruly," replied the pastor. “Bnt. I thought him a very orderly horse.” “No; he was growing quite nnTnly.” answered the ministerr “he once got into the pnlpit, and I thought it was time to part with him.” The zea'ons clergyman would allow nothing to interfero with lu's purpose of life. If any of our readers would understand onr Lord’s injunction as to cutting off the hand and plucking out the eye, let them rend Matt, xxiii. 8, 9, in the light of this anecdote. A Washington dispatch snvs: “It is understood that Secretary Sherman in his annual report will show the leeult of the coinage of the Siangan! silver dollar, and the impossibility of getting it into circulation. He will also state the dangers that mnv riso from the continued coinage of #2,000. 000 per mouth. In this connection is is stated that he will recommend sm-h legislation as will discontinue this coinage until more of the dollars onv be needed, or so uni end the silver bill «s to give the Secretary of the Treas^ nry discretionary power to regulate the coinage, so that there will he tip more standard silver dollar coined than may l>e necessary to snpply the demand.” Thk papers talk a great deni about moral courage, but after a mnu has once gone down town with atoye polish on his boots you oan’t sell him mural courage even at three cents per top . S ' ^ I a 4.L.*i '