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STE. GENEVIEVE, MO., THURSDAY, MAY 21. 1874.
rrTearlr advertisement payable aim lull
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IS rLTUJSlIED STKHT IHCKSDAY BV
S. HENEY SMITfl, Proprietor.
OFFICE OX MAllKtr ..riKT,
South Sitlo of Public Square.
THE Q1IOST: A TUUK STOIIV.
When I was a Ixjy, in a oM churchyard
A terrible phost apiear'd,
Anl oil look'd over the churchyard gate.
With a ri!y, j-risly beard.
He had eyes as bright and as round a3 suns.
And a pale and hajri-ard check.
And you saw he was tninkin;-, thinking much,
But never a word did he BH-ak,
Save once, when a drunken oM man declared
Theirhost his thin arm did str. tch.
And emote him hard, and Urn old man beard
The ghost call out, "You wrcb h!"
And he etargrr'd away, and from that same day
Did the dmaken man repent;
But never aain down Soiitliirnhay Lane
The frighten'd sinner went.
The Khest hail his home behind an old tomb
'Xealb nettles anil brambles hid,
And there I was told that he slept in the mold,
And his cover was a coftin lid.
A hospital close by the churchyard stood.
And the nurses were known to d clare
That, whenever the dyinj in tortures were cry
Inn, He put out his ear to bear ;
And once I remnmber, in dreary December,
Atnieht. as atniant iaM by.
He saw the old ghost, looking nhite as a jiost,
And flashing out frowns from bis eye.
Such at last was the fright that at evening and
Xot a soul iass'il through Southernhay Lane
For no one could donbt that the ghost was about
n-niii was almost proiaue.
When I was a by, 'twas my tremulous joy
At noon through the churchyard to pa-s.
And there 1 saw naught but a hairy old goat
That quietly browsed on the grass.
A stranger at last walked through Soulhernhay
And the ghost as accu-lom'dappear'd:
So he stared the old grinly on- lull in the lace
And valiantly grappled his beard.
And "What make you litre, my old fellow," he
"With a beard that's so haggard and gray?"
And the ghost with solemnity shook his xrave
And opened his lips and cried "Ita!"
Since then all my fears and my fancies grew
And I learnt, from the story I .mote.
Had the old man been sober the jmiiig boy at
They had seen not a ghost but a yoat.
THE I.KEAT ISUXO.VT10X.
Ravage or the Father of Water-
Hrrmrn of Denotation and Ispvnota.
Ian -How a Lively I revavie llnu-
aiea iisrn-a rioouea uoa-tenoHl.
Secial Coircsjionilince St. Louis lobe
Xkw Oui.e xs, May 10. To quote the
cxpn-ssm; language oia leiiow-travclcr on
ine voyage uown, "any tool am sail tiowii
the river at low water, but not many have
ait opportunity to we it at the Hood
Ana to those whose good fortune mi it
them upon the James Howard, on her
last trip down, there will ever remain a
Tiria recollection of tlie thrilling scenes
,' 1 IS OLI riCTCRE
Dmitsthe scenery on the Mississippi to
.me; sand-bar, a snag ami a steamboat
broken in half. Hut venlv has the stream
taken vengeance on the ar'ist, if he lives
o Its banks. Probably no nver in the
wsrid ever presented such a "-rand view
of sublime ragged desolation as does ours
UMiay, anu to inosc who nave wituesscri tt
the grandeur or every other coast will
hereafter sink into utter insigniticaiicc.
When the Mississippi is not attending to
business, when it is just moving earelcssly
along, l(g banks are open to the imputa
tion of Jameness. but when it swashes
around with a deliberate purpose to inun
date, devastate, kill, it lilts itself alwe the
"Standard of the scoffer, and presents:!
sight at once magiiilieeiit :uid appalling.
.And such the cfteet of its recent efforts,
and the accomplished gentleman who Infl
ated its beauties to the tree, the sand-liar,
the snag and the broken steamboat would
now hide his diminished head and sob in
reflection upon his folly.
A SCENE OF DESOLATION.
However sorry we may feci for the suf
ferers, whatever of pity wc may express
and charity exercise, when hairing the
pitiful tales of ruin and disaster, of want
and loss, it is Impossible to think of anv
thitur human while contemplating the
wrecks that eliaractcrize the river banks at
present. Floating past whole villages,
with nothing but the roofs and chimneys
to mark their tomb;at single homes
that defy the imagination to point to any
time when they were inhabited; pat
plantations that liavcgonc down under the
i ii " wl"tU Jlrl! splendid piles of
unciuugs, id muieiy ten a srorv oi desola
tion; and all this rising at almost ovcrv
revolution of the wheel, suggests sonny
iiun-r ocyoiui Human sullering. something
to whicli the ills of life be:ir no pMiortioii.
And yet not one tithe of the inundated ter
ntory can lie seen from the river, and no
possible estimate be predicated upon wliat
is visible. The banks prc-nt but a forest,
washed by a rushing sea. and whole towns
staggering before the terrible sweep of the
current. Day after dav and night after
night this one sublime, mournful scene,
and to one standing upon the deck it looks
as if the whole world had gone down un
der the ripples without a promise of resurrection.-
o light greets the eve in the
night. No waving hats or handkerchiefs
are seen by day. as they were wont to be
displayed, relieving the monotony of the
thing is desertwirsnm'iidemfto the waters
JlSvJSr11 ttywllj- over alL And
aDOPe this desolation wave the tree, the
wind playing dead marches in their
".oiiiucs. .around tlie liousesare scatter, d
the carcasses of dead cattle, with now and
then the corpse of a human being, ami all
is silence, destruction and death.
BLT THE nitAXDEST SIGHT Or ALL
is a crevasse, in ritll oiwis.ti.,,, :.
fcleeves rollctl tip and its hat ,.,.iii -VA '
over its ears. Nothing can stand against
it for an instant, after the levee is broken.
If taken ui time and beforethe cutis nw.ie
toe levee may be strengthened to sneccss!
ful resistance but when the lank Iras
given vay and the water has effected an
eniraoce. human atrenciesarH nmvei. ,
hnmS? tuns crumbles as if
aWil? i"e tagher ground beyond, rises
torh the break In hugc'turaultuouV.
muddy --aves, sweeping awav fences and
SS..untU lhe olal& -nterpose and hurl
eS"' Ino--einncTsnw a
evasse whose waters were in four distine
furrows, as straight and plain as ever
fanner plowed, but sowed w thrreck- and
dtisl . mankhul. On either
growing narrower ami ml ?
until at last thev are gone ,1 i,l,",,t'
dinjetton of the rrcn?Xn san
with the rtver. ierimegthesftw2r
ofthecrevsis.se Win toar dovvu "oodT,
-n,id lash and dah themm.
ever angry with von their puny opposi
'tiieci:evaseaksx'k oives noqi'au-
lights its luitle-s on a practical principle,
and inevitably will'. To a eloc ob-erver
it would not :ip)ir that a treaui of
water, sav a hundred or two hundred feet
wide, (-in do imieli tunage to Iaml so
nearlv on a level with the river ; that it
inuat .-oon stop it-; cotrse. and return
whence it came like a cadry brigade af
ter a raid, but not so. I li.Vesi.fii a ere-t-u.
le-- than fifty feet widV hat Hooded
nearly thrif tliou'Ind iiarc nn .5 cf terri
tory, and through which the ,0r -,.IS
poun-d for three weeks without nydi
iiiiiiutioiiofitsspeedof delivery. Am ,.
noiM-it makes not to In- dpi-cd. it
U:n :i sort of a whirr, combined witt..,
buzz sham and r-iitting. that grates on th
ear. and gives one the iinpre.-MOii oi mer-
THE CKEVASSi: COMMEXCES Willi A MIAI.L.
often re-ultinr from the 1-iud.ihlc efforts
d'the -porlivecniwli-h. II prompt meas
ure aroadODieii aim iiienoie iiiiaiiuy
plujrgcfl up, the damrcr is averted; but if
neglected, the tn-aenirou water drives
through, cutting the hole deeper and
mil wider, until no precaution em avail.
and the victorious tlood follows up its tri
umph. You probably rememlier the story
of the good little boy in Holland, who
saved hi native city. "He was a remarka
ble bow and one to" be depended upon in
a -sijo of emergency. Oiip night he saw a
little hole in the dike, through which the
water trickled slowly, and knowing, for
he was a vouth of book learning, that if
that bole grew there would be bad bu-i-iiins,
he iammcd his li-t in the hole and sat
there till relief came. That young man
wiil outlive in fame the aspiring youth
who fired the Kphcian dome, but I
iimldn't help wondering, as I watched the
THE IIOXXET CREVASSE,
tearing through their feniiig. and dash
ing on to their outlet intirthcIJHlf. where
the gool little Holland boy would proli
ably bring up if he undertook to stick his
li-t' in that hole.
The crevasses from which has resulted
the most damage are the Morganza and
Hiekey, flooding the western tiank ot the
river, and sending their waters for miles
west and soutli, overruning a rich sugar
nroiliicing land that cannot he reclaimed in
time for planting this year. It will be a
long time before the injury wrought by
these two breaks will lie Vr paired. The
country is low. not much above the level of
the sea. and from itthe water flows slowly.
Long after the angry river lias returned to
its sullen course, will the-; lands lie utter
ly useless, and their unfortunate owners
will know but little of the luxuries their
property used to afford. And there is
another element; after the waters have
subsided, it will be necessary to restock.
refence and ri'turnish the plantations, a
long and arduous task, and one the planter
will scarcely dare undertake in the present
depleted state of their finances. l!ut there
seems some compensation for ail this. For
verilv does the planter stick his digits out
:it his garret window and wag them cheer
fully at the smiling tax-eollwtor. who
reaches him not. The collection of taxes
has Imt,, entirely tticiided in the flooded
districts of Louisiana, to the relief as much
of the collector a the delinquent.
At Ilavou Sara the steamer landiil to
liseharge freight, and 1 strolled along the
evee. The incidences on the bank were
in fair condition, but back of them was a
vast lake, on the shores of which tood a
steam-draining machine doing well. The
irav was warm, and I stepiied into a cot
tage for a glass of water. The family.
mother and daughter, received me with
the utmost courtesy, and I had an oppor
tunity oi examining
THE IXTEKIon OK A FI.OllF.I HOME.
The iieoplc had tieeii driven out three
wecks lietore. and had just returned that
iiav. vvervtiimg iireakauie in the house
had lieen smashed: windows, furniture
and crockery. The plaster liad fallen off
me wall in great patches, the brick from
the tire-place: the. foundation ofthe build
ing had been disturlied, and the house had
antctl over to one side, so I had to brait?
myself to keep from embracing the inotli-
rand Her daughter. I hey told a pititul
torv. and thev looked o desolate, vet
those two ladies laughed and cried them
selves into hysterics as thev related the
lark and comical Miles oi their misfor
tune. For a long time I preserved :i
grave and sympathetic aspect, but when
the servant, a little coloretl girl, came in
with the pitcher of water, and her heel
flew up as her head went down, and she
lid into the lower corner ot the room, all
in a heap. I joined in. It will be hard
work getting around that house for some
time to come, until, m fact, it i hoisted on
a level again. Toots,
A Losing Practical Joke.
hditors are not so easily frightened in
iroy. . ., as Albanian would lead ti
to suppose. A few young gentlemen re
cently attempted to play a practical joke
upon the practical printers of a certain
practical sheet. They did not. however,
calculate upon the presence of the practi
cal editor, who forms the hero of the
story. As the sluules of uight wen falling
nisi a pany ot xrojans maniitaetiired a
ghost, and placed it on the staircase lead
ing to the abode of the devil ami his au
gcN. Fich yi nth contributed to tint terror-inspiring
clligy a portion of his ward
robe one a coat, another a bat, a third a
luir of things. The moment arrived, and
the young gentlemen retired to watch the
effect of their terrible scare, fully deter
mined to have a laugh on the sons of
Gutenberg, who would doubtless be found
baked in a pie. or fallen upon each other's
bodies like a pack of cards. A footstep
approached. .Toy! it was a victim. Un
fortunately, it was not the cremation poet,
nor was it the local short-stop, but it was
the financial editor, a gentleman of a vcrv
practical turn of mind. Did tb.ir H
editor turn pale, and did his hair turn
white in a single night. like Marie
Antoinette's, or the prisoner of Chillon?
Not a bit of it. He simply gazed at these
clothes, took them off the rack, and at
present appears in new garments ot the
latest style ! This proved a decidedly bad
close to a practical joke, and the vbnng
gentlemen think perhaps they had "better
emigrate to Albany.
Troovs of persons call on the President
daily to beg or borrow moncv. Among
this number w-as a well drese-l woman.
he came into the ante-room and asked to
see the President. sii lusr., ui.
tt"'.'1! 10.WIi ?fficiiu' w,' '""' was on
.... ..,..jrr icii nana c-.nier or the eiivcl-
iTi -""un?,h:U she ""lwrtant
biisuu-ss. the usher invited her to be
" u i1 -,V ,ri I?n -1 w th rodent j
He s w.th the Cabinet, and will lK eii-
e-irnage. and have to iv bv the hour I
" "ell. ride. I 'will ret,. Zn."
Prompt on time the Lull- i,,n,..i 5..,
-vas mtroduml tothePns'i.lent. Herbus-im-s
w.is to obtiin mouey to tuv her lnv
tel.bili : Tlie otlicial wl,., ga'v? l" r tte
r intw his letters to the
1 reM-1-.-nt .are not more promptly attended
to. Washington Ivrrcspondcni.
PERHOVAI. AXD POLITICAL
A AV'a-hiiigton pecial -tale that the Prov
ident had offered MiniterWahhurne the po-
i-ition of Secretary of the Trea-iiry, and that
the latter had declined.
('ocrnor Shepherd wa again before the
DMrict Investigating Committee on the 7th.
He admitted omc important error." Mich a
charging the ("nernment for reservation
and streets which were not improved a
chargeil. but a!lirmel that this wa- done with
out his knowledge, but on the authority of
subordinate olhYers who-e exhibit he had
taken a statement of. The debt of the Dis
trict, as made p from his evidence, is over
A joint resolution has p:is,l loth branche-
f the Legislature of IYim- Ivaniu. by a
s'niinous ote, asking the President of the
un.,1 j5t;lt(! j0 appoint a board to re-cxani-
... . procecthngs in the i-a.se (f (icneml
The l'-iois state Fanners' Association
have callea slaU. Oonvcution ts lo held at
lri!l!rlielil oi... .
, Jlu J1Jln UI lunC Ior ,,, jiur.
liosi; ot noinu
-ting candidates for State
The Chicago Tn M.n, clrelI,ars
to the press of Illu.is Uvlizm. Michigan.
i-coiisin. Minnesota, jmv:l( K:m,as
souri and Nebraska, aski., hoW(..Xi:h on
the President's veto of tht.;,im.ni.v Wllf
summary showsthat of v.a iNlcrs a",,-.,,-.
the circular, .M4 sustain the va? jot oppo
it. and eleven are non-commiujt. of those
sustaining the vtto, 295 are KepiMican ami
217 are of the opjKjsition. Of those -.imosini-
me vcio, in aic aepiiuucan ami lit (,f tbc
Plio-ition. indiaaa, Missouri and Kansas
are the only Stales where a majority of the
pers oppo-c the vtto.
The Democrat intlie Connevticut LcgMa
tore have nominatciMViUiam . Katun for
United States Senator.
('O.n-IKKt'C A .It) IXntSTRT.
Gold closed in New York on the ISth, at
Following is the comprative otton state
ment for the week cndingMav t;
et reeeipLs lor past week
all 11. S. Jhirls
Toial receipts lioin bept. 1
to tlate all V. S. iorts ...
rJ.port.s lor past week
irom all nrls
Total exiorl.s Irom Sept. 1
to date from all jiort.'
Stock now ou hand at all
V S ru 1
Stock now on band at all
Stock at LiverMxd
Mockof American afloat lor
The winter wheat in AViseoijn is rejiortcil
badly damaged, and not more ttan half a crop,
it is stated, will be realized.
The Atlantic and Great AVest-rn Kailroad
has been permanently leased lv the Erie
Ilailway Compaur, at a rcut of apcr cent, of
the j-ross receipts of said road.
Professor Itaird recently made uarguincnt
before the Congressional Committee on Aj
propriations in favorof stocking tie Missis
sippi liivcr with sliad,whieh he believes to be
entirely practicable. An appropriation for
that purpose is asked for.
A card is published signed by Joan Arelh,
President ofthe United States Hoard of Fi
nance, and Joseph 11. Ilawley, Pre-Ment of
the United Slates Centennial Co-attittee,
which say: "To set at rest all doubts as to
the carrying out of the International "-position
it is respectfully announced Oat, the
work essential for a due celebration of the
Centennial anniversary by an International
lhiliition in IsTt! has liecn commenced uu
will be proceeded with without delay."
The Attorney-General of Wisconsin Jus
given an opinion to the Gov enmr ami I'atlrotgl
Commissioners to the effect that the railroad
law of that State is constitutional, and mta.
urcs will be immediately instituted to enforce
olicilience to the law.
An unauthorized announcement has been
in some way promulgated from the Grange
headquarters in Washington, tntheeffect tint
all members of the order desiring seeds or
fuiblie documents could have them forwarded
free by express upon application to their re
spective representatives in Congress. The
result is that many members have ltecn over
whelmed with applications to which they are
unable lo respond except at the expense of
their private purse.
A Washington special states that the Houe
Postal Committee have agreed to report a
bill, making prepayment compul-ory on all
newspapers and other printed matter. Pa
pers mailed regularly from the publishing
offices will lie paid for at so much per pound,
thus enabling the putting up of large pack
ages. The National Agricultural Congress assem
bled at Atlanta. Ga., on the 13th. President
Jackson delivered an address.
'KIMt.S A5f - AMIAI.TIKS
Detective Louis .1. Lull, alias Allen, of Chi
cago, who was wounded in the light with the
lounger brothers at Monvgaw Springs, has
since died from the effects of his wounds.
IJiII Kelly (colored) was hung at Nashville.
on the Mh, for the commission of a horrible
outrage upon a white woman last Jul v. He
protested his innocence to the last.
Ben Hogau. a well known pugilist, died
recently in Pittshurg from the effects of a
pistol shot fired by a woman in an alterca
tion. Ilogan claimed that he was engaged as
j-eace-maker in the altercation at the time he
At Rutr.do., X. V.. on the 11th. a four-storv
brick block on "if-in street fell in without
any previous warning. two-storv brick
building adjoining was cruthed in by the
falling debris. A lad of fourteen and a young
Sin were instantly killed, ami a number of
others received severe, and some of them
probably fatal, injuries.
A New Orleans dispatch of the 7h sav-
The Governor and Relief Committee receive
letters daily from the overflowed narishes.
giving details of the condition of the inhabi
tants. Recent letters from Colahoula, Cald
well. Concordia. Franklin. Ouachita and
Tensas parishes show no imr-roveraent. but
indicate additional affliction bv sickness. A
planter from Chicot county, Art. reports
great destitution in that locality, and that no
relief had so far been given thm.
A -New Orleans special to the St. Louis
iTii'uc, ou uie m, estimates me damage re
sulting from the inundation at $30,000,000.
This may be somewhat reduced, it is added,
should the waters recede in tune far the cot
ton crop. There is but little to be expected
from the sugar and rice crop. The Us in the
cotton crup in Louisiana is estimated at 250,
000 bale. The amount of human suffering is
appalling. The water was falling slowly at
thisdate... .The Memphis relief committee
has received a large number of letter and a
plications for relief from the overflowed dis
trict, particularly from the lower part of Ar
kansas, where the destitution is the creates..
A ietition from t54 colored laboren from
Arkaua City and vicinity aaj:
"The undrisicueil, coloretl pcoplr of Ari.a?as
City ami nrisllorinc plantations, would re
spectfully etatc that we are in a desperate con
dition, only all-wof u haiir.i a tew das' ra-
ioni. ami mey naTe nen lurni-'jeil iy the own-
of plantations who ha-e not rcouzh lelt lur
their own families Ion jr. The water standi as
hii-h an tour bet above the Il.ior oi many of our
homes, sniiieid ih have had to mote out and
herd with others ai be-t we can. nrer all the
plantations Ibe water stands Irom three toiie
lot. 'I lie !eees are all broV.cn, fnci rune,
and our toek has len preatlv reduce! from
droivnins and starving. ( ur lriemU. the white
"-iple, hare done all thee could, and can do no
more We can see uolbin? but starvation and
diatlitoinaay of u. unless guol people will aid
Us and that soon."
I he commissioners appointed by the (Jen
eral ConfeiviL-e of tin Metlin.li.t 1-'.i..-i....i !
!,,,-.. i. ,!.:.. ,.-. . i r . .
.,,,.,1, ... .d,.. ,u -ai ir-ueruai areei-
mgs to their NHitlieru brethren, visited th
General Conference ol the 3Iethodit Kpi-co-
pal Church South, in session at Louisville.
Ky.. on the sth, and wen received with great
cordiality. The utmost harmony and good
feeling appeared to prevail durins the meet
ing, and the expressions of goodwill maile
by the coiiimi-siou as representing the senti
ments of the Northern Church were received
with hearty applause.
The ltelicf Committee of Louisiana report
ed as follows to Governor Kellogg on the
" From the 21 ot April to the Mh of May, fir-tis-n
days, we shlpinsl lo tlie overflowed districts
"-.".lis rations ol breadstuffs and 3-", 101 rations
.t meat, of which the Covrrnment supplied Ifi,.
l.lt rations of breaiUtuirs and 11-, s-ii rations ol
me it 1 he shipments nude in excess of receipts
Irom the Cloveriimt nt were priced from private
contributions. Wc have been far from sup.dy
ln the demands on us. We estimate, Irom the
1ksi lurormatiou we can f-ather, the number of
"itTerers in l-ouisiana. alone at .V,.VO persons.
Hi-calls are increasing, as thedistn-ss ls-comes
crter from the exhaustion of supplies in the
han'sot' the people ut the tltneor Iheorettlow "
A .t. Louis Globe social of the 11th says;
Of thevvlioleovertlow from Cairo to the Gulf,
the greatest damage appears to bis in the I,a-fouri-he,
Terrebonne and Attakapas districts
of Louisiana. I-argcr extents of territory,
further north, are under water, but the land
is not so valuable and o much damage has not
been done. The districts named are under a
lake one hundred and fifty miles wide and two
hundred long. The suffering is intense be
cause of Ihe density of population, and peti
tions for relief are constantly received. This
is a rich sugar country, and the crops are ut
terly mined ror years to come. The lake is
fed by the Morganza and Hiekey crevasses.
A large numlicr of lives have been lost, ami
men heretofore in good circumstances are al
most ruined. They are living in --arrets.
and the country presents the wildest scene of
A hre, which was caused by two boys
lighting a cigar in an unoccupied houc, re
cently destroyed the entire village of Itidge-
way, iowa. with the exception of ouc brick
hou-e. Loss about $100,000, and thirty to
forty families rendered homeless.
vveston, me celebrated ficdestrian. com
menced a five-hundred mile walk in Xcw
York, on the morning of the 1 1th, and accom
plished his first 1 lo miles in 23 hours, .V) min
utes and 5S seconds.
Two new and alarming crevasses at Friar's
Point, Miss., were reported on the 10th. It
was thought that the town, beside a large and
rich section of cotton land- adjacent, would
A Connecticut paper manufacturer, named
Hudson, has testified before the Committee of
Hanking and Currency that he offered to sin
ply the tilicr pacr ucd by the Treasury De
partment at forty-five cents per pound. The
Government now pays seventy-live cents per
pound fortius paper.
Another crevasse was reported at Apper-
oii plantation, opposite Friar's Point, on the
1.1th, threatening great damage. There was
three feet of water in the streets at Friar's
Point, and the whole country in the rear was
licing rapidly inundated.
Xews has been received of a terrible con
flagration which occurred in the town of
Lavag, Philippine Islands, on the 2th of
January. Two children left to t hem-elves
set a house on lire, and the conflagration ex-
tended so rapidly that in the course of four
hours half of the houses in the town, nearly
3WO in number, were destroyed. Not a fruit
tree remained. Thousands of weaving
frames were destroyed and multitudes of cat-
tlepcrishcd. Fifteen per-ons, including six
children, were burned to death.
The steamship Siberia, plying between Liv
erpool and Madeira, is supposed to lie lost
with all her crew and passengers.
Gen. Concha began an advance from Bilbao
on the 11th. The Carlists were intrenching
themselves in the mountain passes. Gen.
Olio had issued a decree that all iier.-ons ex
pressing dissent to the pretensions of Don
Carlos will lie shot.
A destructive fire recently occurred in the
Bastile quarters in Paris. A number of per
sons were burned to death.
The National Assembly met at Versailles
on the 12th.
The Carlists claim a victory for Don Alfonso
ina recent engjgemcnt with the Itepublican
The Czar and Grand Duke Alexis arrived
in London on the evening of the 13th. There
wa." a grand demonstration at the docks, and
the Imperial visitors were i-onducted at once
to Wind-or Castle.
The new Spanish. Slinistry is composed as
follows : Sabalia, President of the Council and
Minister of War; Sagasta. Minister of the
Interior; Ulloa, Minister of Foreign Affairs:
Coraacho, Minister of Finance; Alonzo Mar
tinez. Minister of Justice; Colcmanero, Min
ister of Public Works; Bomero Ortez, Minis
ter of the Colonies: Roderiguez Arias. Minis
ter of Marine.
May 7. Smote. The amended bill au
thorizing the Secretary of War to issue until Sep
tember I temporary supplies ot food, and dis
tribute artuy clothing' to persons suffering from
ihe overflow ofthe Mississippi, and appropriat
ing $loo,0) for such purpose.tussed without dia
cu ssson... .The bill (tivinf: the assent of ".'onjri'ss
to the improvement of Won River across the Me
nominee Indian Reservation, Wisconsin, was
pawed Home Ibe Centennial bill was again
considered in Committte of the Whole. Numer
ous 3itecheS were made, pro and con, when a
motion was made orderini- the bill to a third
r.-ad--i.-, whica was deteated ayes, 92; no.
IS" A -nation to reconsider was snbeuuentlv
adopted avr, 114; n -es. Hi ad the bill wtU
ajfatn come up to-morrow. Adjourned.
May $. Senate. The bill to enable In
dians to becom? citizens of the United States,
was reported from the comruittee and placed on
the calendar The Geneva Award bill wa then
rcsd and its provisions dtscus-ed at some bntrth,
i.ut no vote had Adjourned to Monday.
JlJul". The session Was devoted principally to
May 9. Senate not in session. House.
The day wag principally oeeopied by a Lseuf
sioi of the Indian Appropriation bill, which fi
nally passed the Committee ofthe Hbole aad
wa-np-irt-dtnthe liouie So I urther action
was tafc-n before odjournn ent.
May 11. Senate. The House hill for
the re!", f of settlers on public lands wa re
lrttl favorably by the committee and placed on
the calendar ..McmonaU were presented from
ciuzeaa of New York and Cincinnati, interested
in the transr:ation of live stock, askinjt thit
thesaniebeeempte.t Irom Ihe protision ..f the
bill re.Uir.nsr live stock to le unloaded at certain
intervals while tieinir tranir!rd. Ileferieil to
Conimiltee on Asncultiire A numt'erofun
unirtant bills i:i Die calecdar wrre iaMsl
The Crntva war.l bill was discuset at son.e
lenpth.aiulatinal vote ord.rrd to lr taken tu-
luorrow Ajournr,l. Houie." Hills were ln
trodueed and reliTTeilbv Mr Ituilerof Mi-a-ohuselts:
To proTi le lor free limkunr audbelt.r
s.ciirity lo i.i-i:,,r-, to hinder usury, to jiivc
elasticity to the currency, preserve "its value
to the pa1'!r, aud prevent ilnanrul pan
ics by liM-kinkt up currency; bv Mr. Slorri-son-
To U the term of the Vrrstdcrcy at
sis. years and lo prevent the re-election to d
llee; by Mr Heck To authorize the onnnis-si-uierol
Internal Kevenneby summary process
lo cninpromis. caes aruin-'umlrr the luternal
lleveniielaws, m which penalties and forfeitures
may have liecn lucurre,! without Iraudtilent in-
t. nt: by Mr. I'oMiins. or the election "I
Ienirs) .and r.dlector of Internal Kevemu
, 1 he ihsiiiIh oi Ih. lr rcMactlke dlstr lis
ire iiarimr aim ieier Appropriation ion wa
ptsseil under a suspension ol the rules; also, a
toll di daring subjtct to local. Mate and lerri'o
I il taxation tlie land of the I'aciiie Kailroid
.ouiialir. from the tune that thev lftuui- n-
nileii lo th. m. irre-iKCtivcol the tune at which
patents were ts-ued. A residution declanni;
Ihst il an iucrea.eot lavttlou be lounii necessa
rv llch mciease shall omnience with taxation ol
Inrsons und rorHralions n their annual in
comes, dividends and salaries was carried aves
1 U: noes. ' . A bill to ciinilrm pre-emption
and homestead entn. s on public lands within
limits of railroad grants in cases whrre such en
tries are m .de under reirulations of the land of-
lice, wap.i-il Adourml.
May 12. Senate. Mr. Scott from tin
Conimiltee on Finance resirtisl an amendment
to the new Finance bill which propiMies to strike
out the followinK words in the second 6i ctioi
of the bill- "And each national banking ass,,,
elation now onr.iniz.sI or hereafter lo lie urc an
i.-d shall keep and maintaiu as iartol its re-ervi-
one-iiiunn nan oi me cun received uv it as in
lerest on lioud- of the ITnlteil Stabs deposited
as secunlv for eirculatini- notes ort'oveniment
leiMe.it-," and to insert in li.u tlierrof the fol
lowinz: "And each of said associations shall
keep snd niainlitin, as part of us lawlul money
res- rve. one-mini oi ine coin receivisi nv it as in
tere&t on bonds of the I tilted States deiiositedas
securiiv lorcirruiaiinsnoK-soriiovernment He
oosits. llnlss such asstH-iatlon shall elect to ex
change such proportion of c dn lor bonds of the
miieo Males oi character herein provnie.1 lor,
which shall theretrom until the llrst day of .lulv.
IS7S. be delivensj to them by the Mcretarv
of thelreasiirv. and Inch may aitcrwanta
h. Id by tuch association and cousidere.1 as part
oi us reserve, inree per rent oniyoi the inter
est iimui which Isinds shall be paid to such as.
sociatioii or to any holder thereof, anil the re
maining two per cent shall be retained bv the
secretary of the Treasury; and the whole
siuount of iro'd thus received shall Ih- aMilied
by him evchisively to the pat ment of :-M lsnds
ofthe Ihiil.-l Mates " ilfdered laid on the
table and printeil . .Mr. Kelly Irom the Tom
imttee on Military Affairs, reiiorted tavora
bly on the bill to provide for the U-tter proti-ct-
ioii oi me ironiier aeiiienienis oi lexaa airuin-i
Indian aud Mexican depredations t'lac-d on
lliecalenilvr ...Ihe Geneva Award loll was con
sidrnsl ut lencth in Conimiltee of the Whole.
and linallv nassed bv the Senate. ...Mr. Clavlon
offered a resolution that a committee of three
senators lie apiointeil to proceed at one
to Arkansas and investigate the troubb
in that State Laid over Aitioiirncd
Ifi.u'r.--t'annon, sittinc member from Utah, was
d-cbired entitlcl tn hisse.it. A resolution was
then passed that the Committee on Llections iu
vestiirate the polyaramou pnw tlces of Cannon,
ami reiion 10 ine iiou-ein reit-rence inereio
Tlie l'assenirer steamboat law was consid ?red at
May 13. Senate. The amendment to the
Finance bill proscd by Mr. Scott on the pre
vious day was r iecbsl ayes, M; noes, :,7. The
bill was discinjed at sninel- ngth, but no further
progress mane. ...i lie inuiau Appropriation lull
was receivsl from the House and rclerrcd lo the
committee. ...AnJo;irnel....lbiaic The bill to
rev ise, amend and consolidate laws relating to
me security oi ine on ooapi vessels imueiieii in
whole or in part by steam was passed. ... The
H-.nr.l.Iil l...li.lrll.nl. tl.u 4unup -....I ..
ni nate bill to distribute the tieneva award was
taken from the Speaker's table and reforrcd to
the .ludiciary toiunullie ...Adjourned.
What Constitutes Womanliness.
Are weakness of body and mind, helfi-
icssuess. shallowness ot thought ami
knowledge, frivolity of taste and pursuit,
absorption in the art of ineii-pleaiug. an
these, indeed, the essential characteristics
of womanhood, and is she who combines
them the tye of the
l-erlect woman, nobly planm .l,
To clu er, to comfort, to command V
We must look for the answer somewhat
deecr than the surface ami conventional
rules ol societv; and, going to the consti
tutioii of things, ask ourselves wliat special
liiuetious woman lias to -xTlnnii in this
world as woman, apart I mm tlie luiictiou
common to all human beings in virtue ot
their biiniaiiitv. Tliat function is mother
hood. It is in her molheriiness that we
tind her wouuinliness. She may not lie.
or ever irecoine. a mother, but she cannot
Ik a x:rfect woman unless she possess all
the attributes which beIonr to lierfect
inotherlioiHl. What. then. arc tlieseattrils-
utes? First on the list stands teiiderne
the mother must altove all things lie tender
and pitiful, for her love is the iu-flicst Klo
of human tenderness, tiie truest .symbol ot
the tliviue. -Next comes stren'Ttli: the
mother must be strong aud helpful, for
now ele snail sue protect ami gmue tlie
helpless lives clinging to liersr Mie must
be pure, not only witli the purity which is
ignorance but u ith the purity which, know
ing evil, abhors it; fur is she not the rep
resentative to tier children or Divine puri
ty.' hue must be true: tor if her children
tind their trust in her deceived, in whom
else will thev have faith? She mu-t be a
lover and promoter of order, for order in
the liimily t like law in the State without
it there is onlv anarch v and confusion
She must lie just; for children have a keen
sense of justice, and will la respectful and
cheerful ohedienct' onlv to the rule thev
feel to be just. She mu-t be self-coiitroi-
Img ami selt-iorgettiiig ; lor sue cannot
rule her children unless she can rule her
self, and she cannot have jierfect sympathy
with them that shares and lives in their
life, unless she can forget herself. She
must have a high ideal : for how else shall
she inspire her children with the work of a
goouness, jusuiiaiii ucuuiv ii.msccuijin''
that of earth? And, finally, she must Tie
crowned with wisdom : for her love must
give light as well as warmth: she must be
able to guiae as weii as ro cnen-n. i ins
is the type of the perfect mother, and
therefore it is the type of the perfect
woman. Here. then, we have the standard
we wanted, and may lav down as tlie rule,
whose application admits no exception,
that whatever action, pursuit or profession
is incompatible with this tvpe is unwoman
ly. Whatever liabits of life, or methods ot
education, tend rather to repress tlian to
cultivate those attributes of perfect woman
liness tenuerness. strencth. ountv, trutn.
justice, noble idealism, order and wisdom
is a wrong course, and a radically faulty
method of education, Frazer's Magazine.
Mb. Wm. A. Mowry. of Providence.
read an interesting paper before the I.hode
island Historical society on tne question :
Who invented the first American steam
boat, and when and where was its first
trip made?" Mr. Mowry showed that
Robert Fulton was not the pioneer in
steamboat building, but that about 1790
Capt. Samuel Morely, of Hebron, X. 'H..
constructed a rude" vessel propelled by
steam and made a successful trial trip on
lkAennuiurf:iii.Pii-M luilimAn OrCliyl V
II.. and Fairiee, Vc Capt. Morely came
to New York with a model ot his boat, I
and it is claimed by the lecturer that he !
had interviews with Fulton and Living-;
stone, and that Fulton, aided by wealth
and influence, built a steamboat on the
principle of Morely s.
While Mrs. J. Blenfc. of Dallas Center,
Iowa, was doinjr her spring honse-clean-
inr. she sLutetl to carry a rifle up-stairs. '
when the hammer caught- on a step and ,
di-charged the gun. tne ball 'striking the
riffht eve and passins throueh the braiu. i
causing instant death
THE ARKANSAS IXItKOIiLIO.
The innrriur Court Dec lure Brook
tiaveraur-Hare H I Mrl-P resi
dent t'rHttt Pnnoses nt Amlrnlilr
.trancrmeul-llroaks Will and Ho-
er Won l-TIieii Hatlrr -Will nnd
Hrookn Won'l-Thr l.rKl-.lalnrr -
embles nnri KrrEUli-- Itaxler as
Four of the live .lu.Lres of the Supreme
I'ourt of Ark:iu-:is met at Little Kock on the
7th. and delivered an opinion on the relation
of .loscph Ilrooks v. Harry Page. State
Treasurer, lielnjr an application for a man
damus to compel sai.l I'ase. Treasurer, to pay
warrant drawn by the State Auditor ih
olx-iliencc to a rci'iiis'iliou .lulv made by said
llnmks a- Coventor. The Supreme i'ourt
decided that the Circuit Court of Pulaski
comity had jurisdiction in the matter of de
ciding who was leiral llovernorof the State,
and that its decision iu favorof Itrooksuas
nitular and Valid.
It is stated that the same ipiestion c:une up
In-fore a full bench ofthe Supreme I'ourt. on
the 7th oftVtoln-r last, who d-ciiltsl that un
der the Constitution the question .- to
whether a iwrsoii cvercisim- the otlice id
(lovernor has 1h-cu duly cleilol or not. is
viMiii evclusively in the tieiicr.il Assemhlv
ofthe Stale, and" that no other tribunal or
court is ciuiiK lciit to ilecidc thereon.
lloth sides were again iK'injr reinforce.1. ami
Ilrooks had organized a cavalry company to
do seotitins duly. Th.; friends of liater
claim that the decision of the court amounts
to nothing, and the danger of another mortal
collision was considered immineut.
On the night of the Tlh. a partv of ltaMer
men. under command of CapMin Welch, wi nt
up the river ou the steamer llallic, for the
purHise of intercepting a lot of arms which
were Iieing transiiurtisl fnun Fort Smith
to the Industrial I'uiversilv. Skui af
ter the departure of the Itaxter expe
dition. Colonel .lolin ltrooker with his reg
iment of two hundred colored men of
Ilrooks' s command, started on a sinrial train
to intercept the llallic at Palermo, twenty
miles above the city. They arrived there
ahead of the Itaxler party and got into im-i-tion
on the bank, and when the boat came
along a volley was tired at her, killing
one man. I-rank l minis, and vvoiindiii:
several others, among them Captain Sam
Houston, commander of the boat, who died
of his wounds in a few hours. John Mvers. a
pilot, was al-o thought to Is- mortally wound
ed. The Ilater men returu.il the lire from
the Niat. wounding some of their opponents,
but only one seriously. The boat became dis
abled bv the bursting of a steam piix-.aml she
flouted down the river to the opposite bank,
where the Itaxter men left her. he was then
taken possession of by the Ilrooks men. ho
brought her back to the city. Captain Welch
:iscrts that after the boat was disabled, he
held up a white flag, which was rid
dled with bullets, several shots also
pa-sing through his clothes, a detachment
of Ilrooks men was afterward sent out to
capture Captain Welch's, party, who escaped
irom i ne imat, ami a Mpiait oi itaxler cavalry
ai-o went out lo tneir eonirades- assistance
There was great activity on both sides, aud
railroad communication with the citv was se
The above is the Associated Tress agent's
iiei-ount. Special dispatches to the St. lyOllis
Uhthe give essentially the same statement,
with the important exception that the Itaxter
nan v on tne noai are ciiargeu witn nnng tne
first shot one account ay two olleys were
find from the boat liefore their lire was re
turned from the shore.
Another street tight occurred between the
partisans of the rival Coventors at tattle
Uock ou the tlth, resulting in the killing of
one of Ilrooks s adherents, a colored man.
Some forty shots were exchanged before
iieacc was restored. The origin of the out
break is obscure, each side chsn-inz the fault
upon the other. Itu-inc-s throughout the
citv wasentirclv suspendeil.anil.the women
and children wen- removed from the vi
cinity of the State-house for safetv in cae of
a general light.
During the UJth (Sunday) even thing n-
iii.iiinil unlet, me steamer llsine. whien
was in the hands of the Itrooks party, was
scuttled and sunk.
A dispatch, signed by a number of mem-
iiers r llic l.egilaiure, was sent to tue rn-si-
dent, asking the protection of the (icneml
Government during their session.
A com of an agreement made in Washing
ton and signed by the res-iective attorneys of
Itaxter ami itrooks was teiegrapiieii to eacn
or tnese gentlemen lor tneir conn rtnat ion,
The substance of the agreement was that acall
should be issued for a meeting of the State
Legislature to be held on May i", signed bv
both Baxter and Itrooks; that Itrooks shall
present to said Legislature a statement of his
claims to tbc office of Governor, and that the
Legislature, after a full and fair investigation.
shall decide as to the legal rights of the con
testants: both parties to iniietiv abide liv tne
result. A further item in the agreement i
to the effect that lioth parties shall disband
all their tnions witn the exception ofabodv
guard of one company, and Isvth parties to
keen absolute peace pending the investigation.
Tbc President, in his discretion, is to desig
nate which of the contestants meanwhile shall
excrci-e the duties ofthe office, of Governor.
This agreement was forwarded in the name
of Attornev-Gencral Williams.With the state
ment that both the rresident and himself fav
ored its adoption. The proposition was re
jected by itaxter. on inn groumn
that be had submitted siiiistantuiiy ine
same proioitions to Ilrooks some' time
ago and they were indignantly rejected,
1! rooks announcing that he would have noth
ing to do with the Legislature that they bad
no iiirisdietinn. and he would not recognize
them or anything thev might do. liaxter
further stated that there was a quorum of the
Legislature then assembled under Ms call.
with the President's assurance of protection.
and that they were to meet on the following
day and determine the question. lie tinaliy
rccommendeil the call or a lonsnmiionai
Convention with a view to resubmitting
the whole question to a vote of the people.
I'rooKs sigmneu ms acceptance oi tne pro-
nosed agreement, at the same time asserting
that the Supreme Court of the State Is the
only tribunal that has authority to construe
the provisions of the Constitution bearing on
the matter, and that such decision was al
ready recorded in bis favor.
Telegrams from the President were re
ceived by both Baxter and Brooks, on the
11th. recommend in- that the memtten of the
Lemslature then t.re-ent at the CaDital ad
journ for ten days, in order to give Brook
an opportunity to can in ine memoeri woo
aru lnenui' to uiui. lue rcutaii auiuuoui:'.
would give the necessary nrotectlon to the
Legislature in meeting anu transacting its
business at the State-house, and it was ur
gently requested by the President that Uie
armed lorces on nom sioes oc msoanueu.
Baxter replied, by stating that there was
then almost a quorum of both Houses
present, and that soon as they bad a
quorum, and could constitutionally do so, he
would favor an adjournment as requested.
He would disband Ms troops as last as urooKs
did his; but Brook must quit the State-house
and deposit the State arms in the armory, and
let the nnblic buildings be turned over to
Johnson. Secretary of State. This dispatch
was indorsed by the rresiiient of the senate,
the Speaker orthe House, and forty-four oth
er member of the State Legislature. The
Pnsblnr. bv Attorney-General William-.
telegraphed to Barter in reply, that his pro
posals were considered fair and satisfactory,
and that he bad asked Brooks to signify
immediately bis acceptance of the pro
posed terms. Brooks's reply to the
President was in effect, that he bad
accepted in good faith the proposal made by
the President through the Attorney-General
on the 9th. and had in accordance therewith
issued a proclamation convening the Legi-lata
re on May 25. He alleged that per-ons had
been that dav sworn in as members of the
Legislatare from districts in which no vacan
cies had been declared, and that be would aot
submit to such irregularities. He railed the
attention of the President to the provisions cf
the Federal Constitution, declaring that "full
faith and credit shall be given to the judicial
proceeilings of everv State.' and added: "If.
in the face of the decision of the Supreme and
Circuit Courts ofthe state deadangtnaii am,
and nxs-gnlzrnc me as, the legal Governor,
v ou can recoj-nUc Baxter a Governor, it is
your duty to respond to his application for
Ke.ler.il help; but if voucaniiot.it is your duty
to assi,t to uppn-s the present domestic vio
lence." lie further declared that to disband his
troops at this time would result in the assas
sination of the Supreme Court Judge as well
as oilier, of his friends, especially his ixvlored
adherents; and in ronc!uiou declared that ho
should hold his tmops together. "Federal
havoiiet can put Baxter's l-cgislature in the
State-house, but I am ignorant." he sav s. "of
the clause of the Constitution under which Ibsi
President has the jhiwit. Nothing else will :
and when there. I doubt if vou can compel
them to determine who is Governor. It lo
lime this agony, doubt and uncertainty was
over. The interests of humanity demand
that it shall be settled, ami if you have the
isiwer under the Constitution and lawsof the
I'nited States to settle the question of who is
Governor of Arkansas adverse to the division
of the courts of the State, settle it, and settle
it at once. I shall not resist what you mav
order vour troops to do, but shall, "with all
the power at my command, repel any and all
attempts by Baxter's forces to take possession
of the Statc-hoiise. I am coiitident that
a legal quorum of the Irislature
will not respond to Baxter's call, aud I shall
not assent nr bo a party to convening Iho
legislature under any agreement other than
that submitted by yourself, through tlie At
torney -t Jcneral. on "the !Uh lnt.'
The House met at 4 p, m.. thirty-seven
ineintiers Wing present, and adjournal lo the
A skirmih took place on the north side of
the river, during the iiav, in which there was
some Mood drawn, but the numln-r of casual
ties was not reMirtl. t'nitr a large force on
each side confronted the other, and there vv as
imminent risk at one time of a general en
gagement. Colonel Kose sent over a detach
ment of regular tnwps to prevent a collision
if possible, and ImiIIi sides withdrew their
tnmps to the city before uigthfall.
A short, but sharp, engagement occurred
hctvv ecu the riv at forces at Little Kock on the
12th. brought about bv the Brooks men en
deavoring to cut off some Baxter recruits who
were cxicctcd via the Cairo anil Fulton
Kailnad. A company of Federal soldiers
put an end to the tight " bv marching in lo
tween the combatants. ' Baxter had three
men wounded, and it was reported that
Brooks had one or more killed and several
Both houses of the legislature met. but the
Senate still lacked three of a quorum and tha
A telegram from the President was re
ceived, asking if the Itrooks iarty were pre
venting members of the legislature from at
tending. The telegram ni answered in the
affirmative, and stating that but for the top
page of traius by the Brooks forcen them
would have been a quorum the first dav.
Bnioks stilt occupied the State-house, though
it was reKrted he wa moving out with the
records in the evening.
Another communication was telegraphed
by Brooks to the Attorney-General at Wash
ington, further defining his position, and
stating that he should not disband any troop
under his command until the question of who
is Governor Is nettled, unless required so to
do bv the President. "I have no proposition
to submit." he adds, "and will not entertain
any other than that proposed by yourself,
anil sanctioned by the President, and agreed
to by the agents and attornevsof Baxter aad
myself." His telegram concludes: "ToavoU
a further sacrifice of life and loss of property,
I am im-ielled by a sense of duty tn submit
my case as it now stands, and abide the'
The Arkansas legislature organized on the
13th, a quorum of both bouse being present.
Baxter was recognized as Governor, and a
joint committee was appointed to prepare
resolutions to send to the President, givlng
the views of the Legislature in reference to
the existing difficulties in that State.
A short skirmish occurred during the eve
ning, in which two men were wounded.
PITH AND P0I5T.
Ai.vEimstMi for a wife in about as ab
sunl as to get measured for an umbrella.
Axythiso Midas touched was turned
to gold. In these days, touch a man with
gold, and he'll turn into anything. .
The Arcadian says that the Xew York
audiences are sometimes so still at th
ojx-ra that one can hears rolling-pin drop.
A Mich-rax editor calls another "a
snivel-headed Idiot." Nothing could bc
worse but an idiot-lMs-dcd snivel.
Tub difference between perseverance
anil obstinacy Is tliat owoftwi comes from
a strong will, and tlie other from a strong
Is tlie spring the spurs grow longeron
the gaudy rooster's legs ; in the spring-a
pullet's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of
Th marriagoof "Mr. fiosUajr;" which
we notice in a St. Louis paper, suggests
the thought that perhapshi little goose U
cooked. Cincinnati Times.
"MoTHKn." said Ike Partington, "did
you know that the 'iron horse' has hut one
etirV' "One ear! Mercifiil gracious,,
child, what do you roean?' "why, the
engineer, of course.' '
The Milwaukee Sentinel thinks the
worst feature about tlie cremation business
isthat some it inter morning, in a fit of.
philanthropy, your widow's ecotHl hus
band may empty your ashen on the Icy
pavement for the benent of pe-lestrians.
There is nothing that your genubm
psychologist will study with deeper Inter
est than the peculiar e-rpression that steals
over this (sn-intmini of the ma WBO lias
just had his eye punched with the parasol
or the lady Intownose lace ne was enncaT
oring to stare. Brooklyn Jiyus.
Forty Is an urfv corner that takes a
man into the shadow of life, as it were.
But better be in the shadow witn menus
you love, than keep in the everlasting sun
shine or yontn, ll inai were jo.ioie. aim
see? them iro down in the valley without-
you. One does not feel bi ptogns when
all around is going on at the same rate.
' A vtKWKR man Irom Jones" reports
tW h was in his field tlie Other day wbet.
a thunder storm came up, and, to u-e his.
own words. " thar come a ciap oi ngnc
ning. which first hit a mule, then a -agger,
then the mule again, and then the same
nigger, and neither of them war singed or
leered wort!, shucks. It then etPJCJ. a
two foot black gum and tore it into splin
ters riuieker'n a owl could wink." r-
gia. Paper. i
1 rot-j-D myself monilizin-r on the su-.
periority of money over other virtues. If
is alwavs appreciated. Xoghoatt-eednse
from the grave to proclaim its twuceud-.
ent meriu. It makes tne hideous oeami
ful. tlie foolish wise, the stupid witty, and
the wicked saints. It can patronize geuus
md dictate to nations. It is tt nne to
be Shakspeare after deal!, but how vuck.
- . . . - . . . li..L..tlM -id.
more comioname to oe xvoin-s nim muur;.
living. Kate Field.
x rmtmesvmuKXT of the tmiririrm-Jfn
tional Record gives the followmg theories
upon the origin of the doHar asak () V.
It is a combination of U . S-, the initials of
the United States; 2. That it is a morTJS
cation of the fignre 8. the dollar formerly
being called a piece of eight ; Jk Titai ltJ
a combination or P. and S-fw tbcwli
isb -xjo dura. 5gnlfl mg bsr OHsr;
That it is derived fro a r-vrcMMM-M
ti. n;ilr -at Hercnle-. Ti C0-sSsrVHPs
,rr. nnifsi iiimimi ill wtfh a
That it is a combiriatiCW oX-H.
mark of the Ho man woaef
language of the showman, -
your money and you takes yosr