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Established in 1840. B. H. 1IEXKY. Editor and Proprietor. 2.00ri!B tear; $1.00 for six months. HB ledger has absorbed THE SOUTH ERN JOURNAL AND WEEKLY CITIZEN Job Work of Every Description Dono ia Best Style and at Lowest Prices. NEW SERIES. BROOKHAVEN, MISS.. THURSDAY. AUGUST 18, 1881.' J_ Ifc* %*&%tx. AdTertlalai Hales. Z ~ » » i • IT" Thu* M o Mao’* Mon’* Mon’* Moa's i inch' ”i’oo "» *i "aci '» oo 'ii'oo woo * inches *oo oooo • oo 11 oo is oo M oo * •< t 00 T IS 00 I* 00 94 00 #8 OS 4" 4 00 18 00 *0 00 80 00 44 00 8 “ 8 SO 11 00 ]g M ft *0 M 00 8) 00 « “ 0 00 18 00 fioe *8 00 48 80 OOOO Marriage notice* and death*, not ex oeedlng six lines, published tree. Al over six line* charged for at regular ad vertialng rate*. NEW ORLEANS. _ B11 * F. P. GRAVELEY, \ ACF.NTl FOR s v Gullett’s Magnolia Cotton Gins, Ames Portable Engines, \ Eclipse Traction Engines, dealer \ . Bradford Corn Mills, Kiia)sLOF Ca^ley'3 Saw Mills’ VALVES SyracuseWaterWheels and \NfV^.\ Injectors, Ejectors, Brass Goods, Steam Pumps, Shafting, Belting, Hose, Pulleys, Pipe, Packing, Pipe Fittings^Etc. \J^LN Etc., Etc., EVERYTHING PERTAINING TO \ ^CV\Etc. PLANTATION MACHINERY A SPECIALITY. X^XAX. Send for Circulars and Prices ■►X. F. P. GrRAVEIiEY, xNp^ 16 UNION STREET. NEW ORLEANS. X IS o. 74 St. Chattes St. CP A WONDERFUL And SCIENTIFIC EISCDYERY You can get a pair of spectacles that will keep your eyes in as good condition for ev er after as when first you use them, These Medicated Glasses have been thoroughly examined and analyzed by Prof. Berger, the great French oculist, and Dr. Carl Hol lander, tiie famous German oculist, and pronounced as far superior to any glass as yet made, and recommended as the only glasses to he used to save the eye. Americr.n ocu lists claim that the Medical Glasses have noequal, and can in some oases restore the eye tojits original sight when used in time, and in no case can the eye become impair ed by the use of these glasses, if properly adapted, for tlie following reasons. 1. The chemicals soften the light to the eye, completely doing away with that tire some sensation that is experienced in using glasses alter one or two hours’ use. 2. The medicated properties contained in the glass make it as hard as a diamond. It will retain its polish and never become dull or dim, hence you will always see through it as bright and clear as at first. 1 The chemicals keep the glasses cold as ice—result is your optic nerves are always coo, doing away with any feverish sensation to the eve 4. These glasses have no equal for night reading or sewing. With them you can sit up all night, and the light has no effect on.the eye, with no tiresome sensation whatev er, which necessarily continues to improve the eye. We suit all eyes and warrant our work, or money refunded. Persons living at a distance, desiring the Medicated Glasses, cm be fitted by sending address with postage stamp. The Medicated Glasses can only be hud at 74 .St. Charles .Street, as weliaye no agents, nor do wc employ peddlers. BEWARE OF COUNTERFEITS. NONE GENUINE UNLESS STAMPED “MEDICATED.” KEEC. HO D’S AH, Crescent City Spectacle Co., eP30 ly 74 ST. CHARLES STREET. NEW ORLEANS. Sold in Brookhaven by L. L. SCHWAB,agent tor Lincoln county._ WASHBURN’S IMIOT«M»lt AIMIIC PAKI.WRS AMI* I IMi A RT <« V 1.1,1.1C V 109 Canal street, New Orleans, La. he largest and finest Photographic Establishment in the United States. A cordial station to visit it is extended. The work produced in this establishment is far super iorto any made in the* South, aud equal in every respect to that of the celebrated galler ies in New York, Paris or Berlin. An additional studio just erected on roof ot our buil diug, enables us to till orders for copying and enlargements at short notice. Portrait painters can have the use of our mammoth silver camera to make sketches and draw ings. Enlargements made for the trade. Price* moderate. Send for my little book, “lIow to Dress and when lo come for Photograph” free. • >v AMlbL1 KiN, Photographic Artist, 109 Canal st. N.O. Ss . 1 Marble Granite ’ W orks. m Corner Camp and Lafayette Streets. Opixislle l.ariiyell)‘ Squarr, .’New Orleans. TOMBS, MONUMENTS, HEADSTONES, TABLETS, COUNTERS, TABLES, SIDE BOARDS; ALSO A LARGE STOCK OF Marble, Slate and Iron Mantles and Crates. Special Attention Paid to Country Orders. -—o ROUND CORNER DOOR SAFES: BURGLAR PROOF.FIRE PROOF AND DAMP PROOF. The largest assortment on hamlever exhibited South, and tor sale at prices as low a first-class work can be made. For Diagrams, Estimates, Etc., address * ‘ KOY & TIM BRELL, Agents, 28 Camp Street, New Orleans, La. marl7 Cm YALE & BOWLING,' Importers and Wholesale Dealers in Dry Goods, Notions and Millinery, 19 & 21 Magazine, and 88 Common Sts., New Oleans. jan3 NKW ORLEANS. ■limawa or ttae 1-lye and liar. DR. C. BEARD, OCULIST AND AURIST, 142 Canal Street, New Orleans, La. Office Honrs from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. JRjJTA fine selection of Artificial Eyes. fel>24-tf A. B. Griswold & Co., 119 Canal Street,N. 0. AMERICA N SILVER WATCHES, $10 to 20, accord ing to tirade. Gold Watches $40 to 75,according to grade. DIAMONDS At such moderate prices that the purchas er can always get hack the bulk of his money for them. Silverware, Plated Ware, BtMiir.es,Clocks, Table Cutlerv, Pocket Knives, Scissors and military goods. Send for catalogue. febl7 lomsgimble, OF THE UPPER CITY SHOE STORE, 554 & 556 Magazine St., New Orleans, Is offering Great Bargains in LADI ES,GENTI.EMEN& CHILDRENS BOOTS AND SHOES, —ALSO— Hats, Caps & Trunks. Orders from the country will receive prompt attention. Send for prices. oct28 ly Wm. Reinerth, JOBBER IN Fur, Wool and Straw Hats, 30 Chartres St., New Orleans. '......./.nolxl IT nisi <1 SLu><>i .» 11 v ‘VeifH dee-23 ly_ SPRING OPENING GODCHAUX’S, 81 and 83 Canal Street, NEW OUEE4N§,-i I* A. On Monday4 March 23th, we opened more than GO styles in Hleii%aii(l VoiiiIi'm Clotliinfi:, comprising the latest novelties and most FASHIONABLE GOODS, in medium and . light weights. The entire line is the liUrffCNt and IB:indsomc*f we have ever displayed, to which we invite inspection. Our stock of DIAGONAL WORSTEDS, TWEEDS, SERGES AND CASSIMERES, cut in various styles, is large and varied. Our assortment of IBo*'* null (iiililron’s tlollatng is complete, and will lx* kept so through the season. Novelties in Furnishing Goods and Hats. LEON GODCKAUX, 81 and 83 Canal Street, New Orleans, La. N. Ik—Samples and instructions for self measurement, willingly sent on application. marl7-ly_ Chafe & Powell, COTTON FACTORS AND coil MISSION M lCUCIIA.VrS, No. G Perdido st. P. O. Box GO-2, NEW ORLEANS, LA. oet-19 Hansell & Co., Manufacturers of Saddles, Harness, Bridles, Collars, and all Goods in the Saddlery line. 119 Common Street, New Orleans. dcc23 ly LOUIS HALL I.OUIS OOOK SPORTMEN’S EMPORIUM. HALL A COOK, No. 24 St. Charles Street, NEW ORBEANS. LA DEAI.KKS IN GUNS, RIFLES AND PISTOLS, Sperling and Fishing Tackle of every descrip tion. Powder, Shot, Shelia and F.xed Amuni tloli of all kinds. The Repairing Department la under the per sonal supervision of Mr. Louis Cook. (Ions re 1, ored to shoot close. Mail Orders particularly attended to. P. O. Box 937. sep30 ly Agents for the linker tinns. MAKGAliKT HACGHKRY. BENARD IvLOTZ Margaret Haughery and Co. MARGARET’S STEAM AND MECHANICAL B AKERY, Nos. 74. 70 & 78 NEW LEVEESTREET Jan-29 m New Orleans La. Prize Medal Paris exposition 878. AWARDED TO ALPH' walz, FOR HIS MALAKOF BITTERS, 20 Conti Street, NEW ORLEANS. Sold in Brookhaven at Smith’s Saloon. W. H. SMITH, Steam Boiler Manufacturer, 117 Front st., between Notre Dame and Girod, New Orleans. Hue, Cylinder and Low Pressure Boilers of all sixes. Steamboat, Steamship and plan tation repairs promptly attended to. Residence—459 Third street, between Franklin ami Liberty._mar31-ly T r-S. T. UlVil w - M - 7 Practical Slater> Importer and Dealer in AMERICAN & ENGLISH Slates, Ridge Tiles, Fire Brick, Cement, Lime, Sand and Hearth Slabs. Office, 109 St. Charles Street;Depo35 31/ .VI i; iiini i'i'jjt, New Oris apr7-ly Albert H. May. D. A. S. Vaught MAY & VAUHGHT, Wholesale Crooers AND Commission Merchants, 44 Common St., New Orleans. Orders for all Staple Goods filled at Levee price* Sugar, Molasses, Coffee and Rioe. seplO'ly JOHN H. DUNNING, - WITH PAGE & MORAN, WHOLESALE BOOTS, SHOES AND HATS, 10 Magazine St, New Orleans. apr28-tf Where I 'Would Ole. A soldier of the late Confederacy, while lying on his hack in Virginia, with the not very pleasant prospect before him of hav ing Ins “eyes sealed by strangers’ hands,” wrote the lines below in his memorandum book: Let me not die on the rolling deep, Where the wild winds nightly howl a dirge And billows with ceaseless fury surge, * And no silence keep. Oh! a grave would be too lonely, where No footstejis fall, no flowers are found, No voice but ocean’s eternal sound— Let me die not there. 1s t me die not on the gory field, Neath the luring of glory’s star, Where fluted bugles mock the loud jar Of gun, sword and shield. Where man meets man in famous career; Where Death buys his victim with a name. And rides through the day in smoke and flame, Grim in his red car. In the wild fury of passion’s storm, Hurling to earth the embattled brave, There’B no timeto smooth the troubled wave Of life’s ebbing stream. Such, perhaps, is the glory of war, The patriots hope, the soldier’s aim, And rejected lover’s fitful dream, liut let me die not there. Let me die not ’neatli the city’s dome; Not an eye would weep in all that throng, Not falter a step as it staves along, For a soul gone home. Neath the city’s glare aud splendor rare Wickedness and crime together band— And woe and darkness go hand in hand— Let me not die there. Let me not die in the stranger’s laud; I would not that my hand lie held, Nor that my dying eyes be sealed By a stranger’s hand. The kind stranger's skies are bright and fair, The stranger’s home has many a charm, And the stranger’s heart beuts true and warm isiit let me die not there. Far beyond the hazy mountain’s ]>eak, And many a river’s rolling tide, And wild ravine deep and valley wide, And lone kill top bleak; There is a spot of all others blest, Scene of childhood’s sports and manhood’s care, And early sorrow’s first rising tear, The purest and best. 'Tis a spot where holy memories burn; The light of the past plays round it e’er, And the loved and true keep vigil there, For the fond return. They watch the march of the moving year, Only because I return not home; Oh! Father grant when I ce. s to roaui, That I may die there! A Mystery of the Sea. A tropical night on the Pacific! The sky is studded with stars, which are mirrors in the vast deap beneath. There is just enough air to keep the VJolphiu moving at a quiet rate, and the passengers are gathered on deck to enjoy tire matchless evening. I had been an invalid for years, and was now recovering from a very severe spell of sickness. I was lazily drawing at my Ha vana, putting the thin fragrant smoke from my mouth without re moving the cigar, and gazing up ward at the brilliant stars as they slowly sailed overhead. I was in a deliciously-drcnmy state, half as'ecp and half awake, hearing only tl e murmur of the voices around me as one hears the faint sound of a distant waterfall, I presume I had lain thus for nearly an hour, and my cigar had burned almost to my mouth, while the long column of ashes was still unbroken, when something stri ek my ear like the sound of a bell. It was not until I had heard it several times that it seemed really to affect in}- senses. , AU ill uiicu x c u oini V) vuv ashes dropped upon ray bosom, and I arose to a sitting position and gazed around me. The strange, solemn sound was repeated at regular intervals, as if swung by the hand of some ex hausted sntferer, or tolled by the swell of the ocean. The Captain by this time had approached me and stood in the at titude of attention. “We must be near the land?” I ventured to say, rather in the form of an inquiry than in that of an as sertion. “No. sir,” responded the Captain; “ the nearest island is a good 800 miles away.” “It’s the bell of doom?” exclaim ed Backstay Bob, a tall, scarred sailor, from his position at the wheel. “Pshaw! you’re childish.,’ replied the Captain. “Whatever it is, we are rapidly approaching it.” Such was the case. The bell was now heard distinctly to the south, and was approaching nearer every moment. Shortly after, the Captain took his night glass, and gazed long and intently in that di rection. When he lowered it, he said, “I can just discover a dark body rising and falling on the waves, but nothing more. Back stay Bob, you have got the best eye sight of anyone on board, see what you can make of it.” Bob resigned his place at the wheel to one of the men, and came forward and took the glass. He held it to ins eye lor several inm ates without speaking, and to all appearance without even breathing, while we awaited his word with the deepest interest. Finally he gave a great sigh and lowered it. “Nhe ain’t got the least mite of a boom, yard, or anything like. She looks like some great hulk of a light boat. Hold on again; I see the bell. They’ve rigged it up to the masthead, so that it swings back ’ards and for’ards every time the thing gives a lurch to leeward,” “Can you see anything aboard?” “Not a crcetur, living or dead.” “Keep her away a couple of points,” cried the Captain to the man at the wheel. “Ay, ay, sir!” And the ships course was altered, so as to bring her rapidly near the mysterious craft, toward which all eyes were directed. Orders were given to heave to, and get one of the boats in readiness. By this time the nondescript was plainly visible to all. It appeared to be an hulk, with a single mast in the cen ter. The bell was suspended from the mast-head, and ever and anon sent forth its solemn tolling, as the hulk rose and sank with the heav ing of the sea, Before the ship was brought to, we had passed the hulk some dis tance, so that when we halted there were several hundred yards inter vening, and it was only dimly dis cernibla A boat was lowered, and the Cap tain, having selected a crew, pulled away toward the latter. There was something so extraor dinary regarding the appearance and action of the hulk that the cu riosity of us all was so intense as to be painful We strained our gaze as the Captain and crew drew rap idly near it We saw the distance swiftly de crease between the two objects, un til the ehadowy forms emerged into one. And then followed an im pressive silence—suddenly broken by a howl, a pistol-shot and a scream; and, as our hearts almost stopped beating, we saij a moment later the boat pull off from the hulk, and the men rowing with all their might back to the ship. As they came nearer, we discerned that the Captain was missing. . Backstay Bob dashed'toword the boat and, shaking his fist at the men, demanded furiously, “You cowardly dogs, where is Capt. Lus ter?’’ “The devil has got him!’’ Absurd as the reply might have seemed at any other time, it was ut tered in solemn earnest as the ghastly faces of the crew attested. In reply to our eager questions, they said the moment they came along they heard a low, hollow, un earthly sound, which caused them to hesitate. The Captain climbed up the side of the vessel, descended the hatchway and disappeared from view. He was hardly out of sight, when the noise they had heard at first was repeated louder ami fiercer. The next moment the report of the Captain’s pistol was heard, followed by a terrible shriek, and then all was still! Horrow-struck, they called loud ly and repeatedly to their comman der, but receiving no answer, pulled away from the ship. ‘ You’re a pm ty set of cowardly suehwds, ain’t you, to go and desert your Captain that way, when, like enough, he needed you to save bis life,” exclaimed Backstay Bob, for getting, in his fury, that the first mate was among those whom he denounced. “I’m going back to that old hulk, and, if I can’t get at the devil in any other way. I’ll put a keg of powder in it and blow it to blazes!” “Bob is right, if bis excitement does make him forget his manners,” said the mate. “It was not my in tention to desert Capt. Luster in trouble. The men were so frighten ed that 1 thought it best to come back and get a new set.” 2’nerc was some trouble in pro curing the requisite number, and accordingly Prescott and myself were accepted out of the passengers. 2 he boat shoved oil', and we rapid ly neared the hulk* which hid ac quired a strange interest to a'l. Prescott, in udditiou to his re volver, had a long Italian dagger, which I observed him handle, as if to assure himself that it was relia ble. Then, as he replaced it, lie remarked to me, “There’s no telling wlinl’s inside that mass of lumber, and this may be the weapon I need after all.” Arriving at the craft, after a short consultation it was agreed that the four oarsmen, the mate and myself should remain behind, while Backstay Bob and William Prescott should explore the hulk. As it was morally certain that some dreadful danger menaced all who L U LLl LU but; laum, iiim na a nno good for nothing, I needed no more urging than did the mate to remain in my position. Prescott was first, holding his pistol in one hand and the lantern in the other, while Bob followed with his cutlass. We saw them de scend the hatchway; all was still, and then I heard the single excla mation from Prescott, “Oh, my God!” This was followed by a terrible roar, a quick succession of pistol shots, a fierce struggle, and tlieu all was still again. The next moment both Prescott and Backstay Bob emerged to view, covered from head to foot with blood. “Come aboard,” said they; the danger is over.” The next instant we were on deck. I rushed to the hold and gazed down. By the dim light of the lantern we saw the mangled body of Capt. Luster. The head and one of the limbs were gone, and there was scarcely a semblance of humanity in the remains before us. Near him was the gaunt, terrible form of a Bengal tiger, killed by the bullets, cutlass and dagger of Prescott and Backstay Bob. The two latter* on entering the cabin first, saw the mutilated body of Captain Luster. A low growl warned them of danger, and, as Prescott turned to gaze, he saw the tiger crouching and in the very act of springing. Dropping his lantern he fired his revolver, and, as the terrible animal bore him to the floor he drew his Bagger and stabbed him again and again. The needle pointed I instrument|reached his heart, which, UUltCU nitu hue oiaouiug uiuno wi Backstay Bob, killed him before be could do any material injury. We made a critical examination of the place. A number of human bones strewed the floor, and seemed to indicate that the place had been tenanted by two human beings ol the opposite sexes. The brute had a chain to his neck, and had been confined to one corner of the room by a delicate iron ring, which had been broken. Over the center of the room was written something in the Indian dialect,"which was pronounced by the mate (who had spent several years in India) to read: “I have sought—I have found that which 1 sought—vengeance." Carefully removing the body ol the Captain to the little boat, wc scuttled the mysterious craft and saw it sink. /Shortly after the body of the Captain, wrapped in bis winding sheet, followed the hulk tc the depths of the ocean. We ought not to add, by word 01 look, to the unhappiness of those who already have a load of sorrow to bear. The South u It la. An [intelligent and fair-minded correspondent, sent on a tour through the South by the New York Tribune, has just completed his work, and we give below several ex tracts from his last letter: THE LABOR PROBLEM EVER PRESENT. The South is building more rail roads than is likely to have busi adequately to sustain. The great est problem ot this portion of the country, as of every other, is likely, I think, to be the labor problem; how to arrange the conditions of life so that the laboriog people of the country will be happy; so that they may be the strength and not the peril of national institutions and civilization. I do not think the in flux of immigrants from foreign countries will be an unmixed good for the South. It will almost cer tainly be a great disadvantage to the colored race, by reason of in creasing competition in labor, and the interests of the mass of white laborers in the South will probably, after some little time, suffer similar injury from the same cause. It ap pears to me to be the time to inquire whether it is wise |to permit, the transfer of whole populations from European countries to America. Why should this country not keep its unoccupied soil for the natural increase of the population here? The people of this country have un doubtedly the right to ^prohibit fur ther immigration if they wish to do so. The greatest need of the South to day, as of the whole country, is a higher civilization for the working people, more knowledge and better judgment regarding the conditions of their own; or in other words, bet ter instruction and education for men and women who work with their hands for wages. 1 he sanita ry condition of their homes should receive increased attention every where. and some legislation will be necessajy to secure improvements which are indispensable. A NATIONAL SAVINGS BANK SYSTEM. There is one thing which I think might be done for the benefit of the working people, and which I have long believed would be of great ben efit to them and to the country, and that is a system by which the Gov ernment shall receive the savings of people and guarantee their absolute security and certain return to de positors, without interest. There is no sound reason for the Nation’s paving interest permanently to any class of its citizens. Ou the con trary, depositors should pay, under such a system, a small sum for each deposit made, sullicieut for the cleri cal work required, aud for any real expense of business, as persdbs now pay for jxistofiice money orders. Such a system would do more than anything else which is reasible to educate the working people in hab its of saving, and would thus enable many of them to acquire property, who, as things now arc, will never do so. For a large proportion of the people who work for wages the saving banks are too far away ade quately to serve the purpose which would be accomplished by the Gov. eminent receiving deposits at the post-offices everywhere; and, which is also very important, the savings banks cannot guarantee the abso lute securityjof dcpisits instrusted to them. I have no doubt that the system I recommend would soon greatly increase the amount deposit ed in the savings banks of the coun try, as most people have such a de sire for interest ou money as would lead them to nrefer the risk connect ed with the business of a savings bank—for the sake of the interest —as soon as their post-office depos its should have reached any consid erable amount. Much money is wasted by the poorer classes, and by most of the men and women whn work for wages, as I have for many years observed, because there is no convenient and everywhere accessi ble method for the saving or secure keeping of small amounts. That great evil for the working people, the drinking habit, is fostered and increased by the absence of such a method; and I believe that the adop tion of this system of Government care of the earnings of the people would have a marked effect in di minishing expenditure for drink. To iuduce hal its of economy and providence among people who labor with their hands for wages would be an important advance in civilization and certainly the country has not reached the highest attainable per fection in the art of government while there is no method for the se cure keeping and eertain return ol any small sums that may result from the provident self-denial of the men and women who toil. I hope this suggestion may be discussed by the press of the country, and that within a few years its substance may be embodied in such legisla tion as may be necessary to estab lisb a system under 'which the peo ple will be absolutely certain of hav ing their savings, intrusted to tb< care of the Government , returned tc them without loss auj without in terest. Whatever difficulties might arise in the introduction of such t system could be overcome in prac tice, I think, and it would be wortl wnue to try it. A Bare Talent. The faculty of drawing out o persons with whom one is convers ing the best there is in them— brighter things than they even sup pose themselves capable of—is th< rare gift with which nature has en dowed some women. George Elio was a most charming person in con versation, though she was a womai of few words, because of her intui tive insight into the thoughts o others. A few words would put he: into possession, not of what thej said, but of what they would fail have said, and she would so irn. prove upon it that ordinary peoph went away charmed with her whi had made them for once, at least feel themselves to be wise. Lonf afterward, perhaps, she would recal to their remembrances the wise o witty things which they could hard ly believe themselves to have said and which they assuredly neve would have said but for her quick ening influence. ^ The Servian government will al low Jews to become citizens. Venus and the Dog Star. These are days when, deserted by friendly protected clouds, the radia ting slopes of our streets, the tow ering uncomely hills, house tops, open spaces, and even the green woods and adjacent lakes seem to turn everything that surround them into a furnace of blistering heat, and when the impious ejaculation is heard on every side that Hades is an ice house in comparison. The weather has no friends among the vast mass of sweltering humanity. But if it is hot—hot as the new version cannot express it—we shall stand by the summer season as the best of the eyeling year and appeal to our younger readers to sustain us in its defense. It is above all times best adapted to star gazing in small crowds of two, as these younger readers know. Though as king and queen on the same throne at early, morn, at dewy eve two bright stars, objects of all lovers’ interest, reigns apart, and when Sirius mounts to mid heaven, red and fiery as the gleaming torch of the Furies, Venus wields her rigorous sceptre in the west and sends Cupid forth beneath the leafy boughs, upon the broad piazzas, in the shadows of the mos sy bank, on the shores of the sea, amid the picnicers .and among the young and happy people that now look to the rural festival, the fete champctre, as the most gladsome period of the year. Little as it may appear so, and when Hades seems too threateuigly near to con template, they tell us that summer is really the season of love. And it is natural that it should be, for in spring, as Tennyson tells us, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of|love. There is lack of seriousness in bis vernal homage, which shows to the discriminating 1 • c ! ■_ _ ,1__ _i il._ mrjCV/V ut uia uvivi umuu «uvj are all discriminating on this sub ject—that he has not yet ripened in to the fullness of determination. The fact is young men, aud perhaps young women to, need the fervid warmth of summer to unfold with in them in full vigorous growth, the embryonic dower of the holy passiou. Winter,to be sure, sometimes ilc velopes enterprising success of this kind, but like all products of arti ficial heat, these passion dower ex otics which have only budded under glass—lack the fragrance as well as vigor of a more natural growth. Aud again, the country rather than the city afiords the best field for Cupid. From the rural fountains the wary little archer more keenly tips his darts and wings them with tenfold more force amid the attrac tions ol nature than among the appliances of art. In fact, the sly dirtatiou by the light of the chan delier, needing a glass of wine to stimulate it, is as far removed from the pure, noble affections of the human heart as the ditting light of the fire-fiy is from the radiant beams of the rislug sun. In truth, human life is more in hnrmony with na ture in summer tune than at any other period of the vear. The day’s work is done, toil for the time is o’er, aud all enjoy the common respite, as free from care as the re freshing air they breathe. Some thing ol the sweet infiucnccs of the season thus wafted into the heart disposes it to sympathetic tender uess. It is only when removed from the restraint and conventionalities of our morbid social life that the better shows itself. Out in the woods the restraints of elaborate courtesy are broken and the genu ine social kindness there met—far more admirable than grace—is not the thin crust of cordiality, but the spontaneous sympathies of bn inanity in uuivuu mm ub mim. Summer, therefore, is the time for social enjoyment, for wreathing anew friendship’s faded garlands and laying them fresh and green again upon the alters of neighborly amity and confidence. Convention Pleasantry. During the balloting in the State Convention on Friday, the following colloquy took place: The Chair (Mr. Hall, of Panola,) —“The Chair will state that a pair of specks have been found,which the owner can have by calling at the desk.” Mr. Reynolds—“I move that the specks be presented to the Chair.” The Chair—“The Chair will state that he is able to sec through the gentleman from Monroe without the aid of specks.” Mr. Reynolds—“Are the specks to be the propcrity of the gentleman from Monroe? They might aid him in seeing through the Chair.’’ The Chair—“It would take a bet ter pair of glasses than these to aid the gentleman from Monroe to that extent. The following resolutions were of fered by Mr. Street during the clos ing hour of the Convention: 1. Resolved, That in all future caucuses of the Democratic party of Attala county, the words “one and three-thirteenths” be adopted as the countersign, and the giving of said countersign shall be the only evi dence required of loyalty to the party. Clover and Rye for Hogs. In my experience says a writer, I unvc BcvU UUbUlUg uu JHUUMUIU IUI hog pasture as clover and rye, and I think rye prefera ble, and the reason they are better ' than timothy, the grass and all sim ilar grasses is they remain more tender for a longer period than oth er grasses, which soon become wiry ■ and hard, partaking of the nature ’ of hay, and I have never known ; hogs to thrive on it, although other stock does. To use rye profitable i for pasture, fall rye should be sown for spring pasture, and by not pas r turing too long and too close there ■ will be considerable head out, ■ which, when ripe, will, with the i weeds that naturally grow among . grain, make good pasture until the • time to commence feeding corn—at i least such is my experience. As to , using any of the grasses named for ; bog pasture, I would prefer a good 1 weed pasture and will here say that • I am opinion if some of the weedi so eagerly eaten by hogs were do mesticated and properly cultivated • they would prove more satisfactory ■ for hog pasturb than anything used of the grass kind. There are 500 men in New York worth $3,000,000 or more. jay Gould. Jay Gould was born at Stratton’s Falls, Delaware county New York, in the'year 1836. When sixteen years of age, he made his first move in life, and became clerk to a “Squire Bur ham,” at Roxubury, two miles from the falls, who kept a small store, re markable for the variety, original character,infinitesimal quantities of its stock. Here his auditory nerve became so susceptible that his em ployer thought it altogether too sen sitive for so small an establishment. Mr. Burham had managed to obtain intelligence that a very desirable piece of land was for public sale, cheap, in Albany, and determined to purchase it. This he cautiously whispered to some panics in the presence of his young employer. On proceeding to put his design into execution, however, he found that, in the interim, his clerk had become possessed of the property, having availed himself of the astuteness of his hearing. The genius of Jay must have been of no ordinary character, for before he was twenty vears of age he ap peared suddenly a full-blown civil engineer, and made a survey of Del aware county. In 1859, Mr. Gould began to spec ulate in Wall street, in railroad stock; and, it is said, as a curbstone broker. At that period bis means were limited, and his quarters in New York most unpretentious. From the very first, however, he had the reputation of being the most successful mail; and this was itself an amount of capital not ea sily estimated. He neither smoked, drank nor gambled, and was always on the qui vive for business. Dur ing the war he profited largely by the sale of gold and of stocks, and took advantage of every defeat or kiiffiMfl of IIir Union nrmv. T,ontr before the close of the struggle he was said to be a millionaire. The St. Louis Fly Feat. St. Louis is in great wonderment over her visitation of peculiar flies. No one knows what manuer of in sect they are nor whence they come. The St. I.ouis Republican says: Last night the corridors of the ho tel swarmed with them, and they flitted about the electric lights like sparks from a lire. They twisted and turned about in the light, and caused a noise such as is caused by a gentle breeze through the trees. Around the porticoon the Washing ton avenue side of the hotel a great crowd gathered to watch the whiz zing, whirling insects. Every one thought that the sight was worth walking a mile to see. But evident ly the hotel proprietors cannot sec any beauty in the insects, as two men were employed smoking them away. Three or four newspapers were tied up in a bundle and placed on the end of a long pole and then lighted. It was thrust right up among the flies, and they swarmed into the flames, leaving great Jgaps, with the multitude preceptibly di minished; but in a few momeuts the swarm was just as large as ever. It was a dumb crowd that watched this process, for it was dangerous to open the mouth to speak, as the flies would surely get iuside. They seemed to take especial delight in getting into people's ears and buz zing and hopping about enough to drive one crazy. Chinese Beds. There are two kinds of Chinese beds and both are arranged for a complete shutting in by means of hanging curtain and tapestry. The expensive kind is like a sort of cage, having a flat wooden roof, just the size of a bed proper, sup ported at a height of about eight feet from the floor on four corner posts aud two intermediate ones. Then there is a sort of frieze or en tablature work running around hor izontally, above and below, so that when you are iu bed you are safely penned in a soct of cage, and cannot possibly tumble, out. The carving on these heads is sometimes very rich, and they cost much; but the ordinary and cheaper kind is made of two frames of wood shaped something like the skeleton of an old fashioued "settle,” which are stoic1 on the floor facing each other. A mattress is placed on the projecting parts of these frames and a couple of light sticks across the top; then curtains or hangings shut all in, and make it look as pretty as the taste and mon ey of the owner are able. A Tear Without a Summer. In the year 1816 there was a sharp frost iu every mouth. It was knowu as the year without a sum - raer. The farmers used to refer to it as “eighteen hundred an starve to death.” In May ice formed half au inch thick, buds and flowers frozen and com killed. Frost, ice and snow were common iu June. Al most every green thing was killed, and the fruit was nearly all de stroyed. Snow fell to the depth of three inches in New York and Mas sachusetts. July was accompanied with frost an ice. On the fifth, ice was formed of the thickness of window glass in New York, New i> 1_.1 _J Ti_ I'jiigiauu mm a vuu»j < • corn was nearly all destroyed in certain sections. In August ice formed half an inch thick. A cold northern wind prevailed nearly all summer. Corn was so frozen that a great deal was cut down and sold for fodder. Very little ripened in New England, and scarcely any even in the middle States. Farmers were obliged to pay $3 and $5 a bushel for corn of 1815, for the next springs planting. Commedj of Errors. Two babies were born in the same house at Oakland, Tenn. The mothers were sisters, closely resem bling each other, and the infants were both girls. In the excitment of the occasion the little ones got mixed, and this happened before they had been dressed, or in any other way marked for identification There seems to be no way out of the uncertainty, for three months have passed without developing any re semblance to the father in either case; and if the children grow up, as they seem likely to, with no phy sical characteristics of their moth ers, nobody will ever know their ex act parentage. The present agree ment is to decide the question by lot _ jginside, Where am I Going. One flne summer evening, as the sun was going down, a man was seen trying to make his way through the lanes and cross-roads that led to his village home. His unsteady staggering way of walking showed that he had been drinking^ and though lie had lived in that village more than thirty years, he was now so drunk that it was impossible for him to find his way home. Quite unable to tell where he was, at last he uttered a dreadful oath, and said to a person going by, “I’ve lost my way. Where am I going?” The man addressed was an earn est Christian. He knew the poor drunkard very well, and pitied him greatly. When he heard the inqui ry, “Where am I going?” in a quiet, sad, solemn way, he answered: “To ruin!” The poor staggering man stared at him wildly for a moment, and then murmured with a groan: “That’s so.” “Come with me,” said the other kindly, “and I'll take you home.” The next day came. The etTect of drink had passed away, but those two little words, tenderly and lov ingly spoken to him, did not pass away. “To ruin! to ruin!” he kept whispering to himself. “It’s true, I’m going to ruin! O God, help me and save me!” Thus he was stopped on his way to ruin. By earnest prayer to God he sought the grace which made him a true Christian. His feet were es tablished on the rock: It was a rock broad enough to reach that poor, miserable drunkard, and it lifted him up from his wretchedness and made a useful happy man of bim. Scraps. One by one come the desolate days. It is only to-day that touch eth thee. Look straight before thee! Some guiding raysshinedown on thy path. Go on with praise in the light that thou canst sec. It was amid the darkness of the night, at the brook Jabbok, that Ja cob of old wrestled with the augel aud prevailed. It is the soul’s dark lonely, and solitary seasons still the church's moral and spiritual wrest lers are crowned with victory, and, as princes, have power with God. A man ought never to get rid of his childhood. He may put away childish things and yet retain what is sweet aud beautiful in childhood. There is a simple faith, an inno cence and a liberty of childhood which should be carried up into and become the bloom of our manhood. We are timid of the man whose life brings with it none of the fragrance of boyhood, who cannot be a boy again whenever burdens of mature years may be laid aside? Thus far the Lord has led us thro’ the wilderness, and his guiding, sus taining hand should be devoutly and gratefully recognized; aud as those disciples whom our Savior loved he loved unto the end, so this same gracious, invigorated hand will lead us further on our heavenly course until the end thereof is reach ed and heaven possessed. Of this we may be assured, and thereby comforted, and encouraged to per severe. What believer is looking to the past, cannot say, “Ebenezer;” or, in looking to the future, may not say, “Jehovalijireh?” --■—-. Are Tracts Wasted. Some people think that the day of the usefulness of tracts has gone by and that the tract-distributor’s task is as idle as the throwing of sand to the four winds of heaven. But though a printed word may be was ted, just as a careless word may bo addressed to careless ears, no one knows upon what ground the seed will fall. Recently it was reported in the news columns of a New York daily paper, that a man stepped into a horse car in New York, and, before taking his seat, gave to each passen ger a little card, bearing the inscrip tion, “Look to Jesus, when tempted, when troubled, when dying.” One of the passengers carefully read the card and put it in his pock et. As he left the car he said to the giver, “Sir, when you gave me this card, I was on my way to the ferry intending to jump from the boat and drown myself. The death of my wife and sou had robbed me of all desire to live. But this ticket has persuaded me to begin life anew. Good day, and God bless you!” All this is no imaginary story, taken from a religious novel. It happened to be on a Fulton Ferry car, on a day in March, 1878, and the man that distributed the cards was Mr. James Huggins, the pro prietor of the Pearl-street printing establishment. -—•••»-■-- " Gim.s, remember that above every other feature that adorns the female character, delicacy stands foremost within the province of good taste. Not that delicacy which is perpetu ally in quest of something to bo ashamed of, which makes merit of a blush, and simpers at the raise construction its own ingenuity has put upon an innocent remark; this spurious kind of delicacy is as far removed fiom good taste as from good feeling and good sense; but the high-minded dclicay which maintains ite pure and undeviating walk alike amongst women as in the society of men, which shrinks from no necessary duty, and can speak, when required, with seriousness and kindness of things at which it would be ashamed to smile or blush. Worrying or Fraying. When we find ourselves in trouble with no apparent way out of it, do we commonly give more time to worry it, or to prayer about it? The worry can never make our path plainer, or our troubles the less. Prayer may do both. There is a great deal of time lost in thinking over our burdens and perplexities Instead ot talking them over with God. He is happy, save for the sad memories which come, as they sure ly will, to all those who, by word or deed, have embittered the life of another. Boston gives free Sunday con* certs on the common. ■