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I Particular attention paid to orders sent for i goods. ALLEN & GRAVES, j mar-17- Agents. MEMPHIS AYR WHITE RIVER PACKET, PETROI • I A. |M. A. KNOX, - - - Master It. IL Majors, - - - Clerk. A JTTm. -i THIS steamer haviut . . entered the above trade, wH run regularly throughout the reneon. [jun2. THE FALLEN NATION. I»Y M J. Passed to death, majestic people, slumbering now in early rest. Gathered to the grand mausoleum of her heroes’ mighty brenst, Life no more with glorious surging heat with in her grand old soul. Stifled in that dim forever breathing of the grave’s dead mould As the solemn sounds of midnight sweep into the starry skies, Like a vast mesmeric musiasoft to the mourn ful death hymn rise. Death hymns of a noble people God the Father made sublime. Marchingin the dark procession of the spectral shapes of Time. Vague t ho echoes of her battles linger yet with solemn strain, Echoes of the battle's death shout which the weeping left retain ; Like a wild, sweet dreamy sadneis, like a low an d holy ehaunt, Comes the soft-voiced remembrance of that might no foe could daunt, When the sharing throbbed dccp-Uned, when the fife and clarion rang, When the stately souls of warriors marched on death with out a pang. When the cry like blasts of trumpets rushed reverberant line .'o line. “Strength alone by flod assisted, strength alone will rule mankind l” But, alas ! the people heat d not, smothered in the stagnant fumes, Caring not for flashing lightnings, playing round their children's to<.nbs ; And the victor foe swept dreadful as a blinding fiery light, In the broken night of nations, rushing ii.'to endless night! Then the moan came sempiternal, “0 the days| that are no more!” 1 Where arc yc, 0 years transccndaat, sleeping like forgotten lore ? Where arc ye, 0 glorious struggles, with the dark earth for your bier, Gathered by the sharp bright sickle of fierce Time, King-regnant here ’ Like a soft. majestic anthem swells the music of that time. Softened into deep, rich whispers, floating on a wondrous rhyme, Solemn a.i a mass, low rolling through the p-lonni. Soundinglike the strange, low weeping of the women round a tomb, Vast, magnificent, the melody rises in a wreath of sound, Mingling with the wondrous warbling? of the stars in heatxn around : Rapt in gorgeous sounds fine masses of that holy music rush From the silent, still Necropolis of the Past’s eternal hush— None but this—this magic trembling of the voice when men refer To that grand, that lofty outburst of a nation’s noble fear We too well the triple sisters saw descending on our laud, In the dark, low muttering storm-cloud? low ering o’er the fearless band, They nor bent, nor bowed in anguish as the shook rolled dread and vast, Followed by wild gleaming lightning, striking down the first and last. Liken mighty conflagration high th'imperial banner streamed, Terrible as a helmed archangel in the tempest grand it gleamed. As the hearts beneath it panting stormed tiie rampart’s frowning bight, Pushing like a deadly whirlwind fraught with flame and blending light. Rut no more, remembrance blackens into storms of grid ana pain At the mournful recollection of that nation s hallowed slain, Slain and sleeping like majestic starlight on the summer sea, With no sound to break their slumber, with no one to watch but He! i From the Metropolitan Record.] CIVIL RIGHTS. American citizens of African descent have had their notions of personal conse quence elevated several degrees by the ef iorts of Mr. Sumner and other political nuisances to place them at an advantage before the law. It is doubtful if they know i the exact meaning of civil rights, but they 1 talk on the subject as volubly as if they ! bad been educated for the special purpose ! of understanding it. A' correspondent in Mississippi is responsible for the follow I >ng i SYNOPSIS OF A SPEECH, DELIVERED 1YV AN EMINENT MEMBER OF T1IE l:D. C (PARK COHERED) DEBATING CHUB,” I? A FAR SOUTHERN CITY. For obvious reasons, the names of par ticular individuals and special localities an suppressed; but it is no breach of eonfi dcnce to whisper to the Portfolio that thi illustrious galaxy of intellect made <;dark ness visible” almost immediately after tin passage of the civil rights bill, and th subjoined blaze of illumination emanate* from the same lips that spoke whispers of oracular wisdom iu the “shebang.” EAVES DllOPPER. My distinguish feller citizens, that are dissembled in dis place on dis presen tocea sion, I now rise up from my seat for de purpose of redressing you. De sun has run his reg’lar course, and de moon has gone on a risin an a settin sense we las met; but I tell you, my feller countrymen, de pass few days is brought tremendious revulsions in dare rear. Dare has been a up-heaviu an a down settiin,an toe has ris tode top! Yes, gentlemen and ladies, de cream is floatin, and all under neath wouldn't be nothin but skim milk! (immense applause.) As I was a makinmy way to dis spot and pursuin dis same train o' thought with de illustrated gentleman at iny lef hand, I made use of de ’spression, “toe has riz to de top!” and I lxe.crd a voice behind us sayin: "Yes, scum always rises!” Ef time had of allowed, and it wouldn’t have been a lowerin of my indignity, I would of given a reply to de insultin stran ger. (Groans and strong lharks of indig nation ) My feller patriots, when we las spoke face to face wid one another, we didn’t know whar we stood, nor vrhat wo was a standin upon ! Wo was a seekiu after our rights, and not knowin whar to look, nor what they war a goin to look like when we got a holt of’em, an onable to tell what to do wid ’em : but 1 kin tell you all now ; an I say to you, my friends, dat de day when dis case was decided, should be took out of de year and put by itself, and confisti t-tied- to de memory of de United States Go vernment. (Clapping of hands, mingled with “Amen !” We stans in “de land of de free and de home of de brave!” and we will continue • to put our foot down firm upon de laud of our ancestors and defen it to dc las from de touch o;‘ confabulation. (Tokens) of in- i tense feeling.) We has got “our rights” as fur as I ken j understand, “civil rights” too, and dat is do best of all; for it partly means dc right to make white folks am! do other lower classes know dcrc place, and stan back and make win’ for dere betters, and dey say in de paiiets dat wc has dc right of sniffer in, too ! and accordin to de talk of our deliv ery, dat is all we has had dtirin our mortal lives! (Groans and exclamations.) But now I spost it's fixed over in some way, I for it mean) dat we is to vote side by side j ; wid de white man, of we choose to let him j ! git so close, ind walk alongside of us. j Yes, my falow-citizens, dey say we lias ; j de vital principle in our eternal organiza- i ; tion, and we’sdto be de head of dc Govern-1 1 , i j meat, and ue sjtrengthenin of its Gonstitu- j tion. We kenyote for de nex President and Vice-President ; and I am told on dis reputable authority dare names is to be Fred. Douglass aid Immortal Sumner! Our friends in Washington city dat dey calls dc Ridiculs has been a workin and a strivin to keep <Pse rebel States outside of do Government nutil dey got it all dis arranged for dc good of dis glorious dis syllable Union ! and dey is got dc victory! (Shouts of hooray! Ind glory!) Mr„ * I „..L‘ .1 • . _1 j i i v. uv uu » mv/ vui V/ yji 11 j , wuu deu my fellow-citizeqB, when wo clecks a mayor of de proper etUor, and has de board ofselcckmen—half aid half-—(lor we kin afford to give de whiU man some chance) —when we gets things settled about de courts and justices ol'de peace, and lets ’em sec dat de free mar of color is not to | be excused of such low deeds as pilferin : and etealin and murdeiin ; when wo has our proper places in de ciurchcs, and con ! certs, and theatres; when a American cit : izen of African ’scent is appointed super I intendence of do public Schools, and we i sees our blessed offspring r figgeriu away at do black boards, wid de chalk a whiten in ofdere fingers, den de ntfious of de erf kin see without any spectacles do use of de President’s voter in a Tree country, whar a man’s above all laws, and every body has a constitootion of lijs own, and | kin do what he pleases with it. My feller-citizens, I stan on dis plat j form of unequal rights, and before we i leave dis desecrated place, 1 ask you to jine . | in de chorus— , ■ “My country, 'tisoffiiee, Sweet land of liberty*— . | Of thee I sing.” -A sentimental chap intends to petition Congress for a grant to improve the channel ' of affection, so that henceforth tho course oi ! true love can run smooth. THE PRlS$U\ IVEEULE-GIIM, A London correspondent gives the follow ing description of the destructive weapon now in use in the Prussian army: Our civil war lias left Americans not much to learn about breech-loading small arms: in fact, in some of the newspaper disquisitions on the subject, it is suggested that our weapons are as far superior to the Prussian rund-nadelgewehr as is that to the muzzle loaders—the Cochrane patent (j ust. imported here) and the Spencer seven shooter being especially mentioned. But as a matter of. curiosity, you will like to know what this needle-gun is, and as I had the chance to inspect a sample in the Studio of an artist-friend, here is my report: It is riot half the size, and not a third of the weight of the Enfield rifle. It has little or no stock, a small rifled bore, and, altogeth er looks something like an air-gun, Its peculiarities arc its breech-loading appar atus and its needle. The cartridges are primed in the making and fit tightly to the chamber, and the needles explodes without a percussion cap. As a breechloader it loads rapidly, as a ncedlc-gun it shoots rap idly, and as a “shooting-iron” pure and simple, it is light enough to be handled like a toy by the soldier There never was a sharper rebuke to official stupidity throughout Europe than the homicidal success of this weapon, which has been for years known to the continent only to bo reported against by professional “big wigs’1 in England, France aud Russia. The secret of the invention is, like efficiency in other matters, a leturn to first principles —the ignoring of all complication, which commonly gets out of gear, but is especial ly beloved by circumlocutional-)' dundcr heads all the world over. Its Prussian patron, the Baron Manleuffol, who, about 20 years back, placed it in the hands of his soldiers, was content that the gun should be a gun. and nothing else, and did not ask il to do anything but shoot, and shoot well Jiascwncrc me Dig wigs wamcu ir. u. servo as a club or a pike, carrying such a stock as should fit it for the first or a bay onet for the second, ignoring the obvious fact that what it gained in one respect it lost in the other. It never occurred to them that, if the needle, gun were so sure, so light and so rapid as to kill oil'most of the enemy at the beginning of the battle, there would be no necessity for “bayonet and butt’’ practice. And this was just what occurred iu the late Bohemian battles. According to Bonedek's orders, the Aus trians fired and charged; but when they got within 150 yards of the Prussians they encountered such a ghastly return volley as to stretch them in wiurows upon the ground, like wheat after the passing of the reaping machine. The Prussians, confident of their weapon, stood in three ranks the first kneeling, taking aim, and firing their iivo or six shots a minute—some say eight—until uothinghuman couldstnnd before it. Finally, to dismiss the needle gun for the tinio being, British offieialty b greatly moved at these awful accounts of it, and has ordered 20,000 of tho formida ble breech-loaders for the English army. They are to be delivered ‘shortly,’’ and nrnJviVilv hn fortlienniina- ilist, before it shall X 1 y 1 ~ be discovered that we have somethin" infinitely better. Austrian Gains by the Evacuation ol the Quadrilateral. The Paris Steele of July 10 makes the subjoined estimate of what Austria wil gain in men and stores by evacuating tht Quadrilateral: “Mantua will render 20, 000 men disposable and 150 guns; Vero na, 40,000 and 300; l’eschiera, 10,00( anil 50; and Legnago, 25,000 and 50. “Tho entrenched camps, forts, anc ! stock-houses, the garrisons of Malgheta | Alberoni, St. Andre, St. Pierre, Albano | and Monteeinc, with the towns of Vicenza : Treviso, and Rovigo, will also furnish it rarmy in the field—infantry, cavaliy, wage: j train, military stores, guns, etc; in all on j hundred and fifty thousand men. A1 ■ those living and material forces will pro 1 cccd toward Olmutz. “The Emperor Francis Joseph give i them to Moravia; he sends also the Arch ! duke Albert, who used them on the Min I cio, to show at Olmutz how they should b employed.” -A correspondent writes that, if wedesir : it, be will send us something to fill up with That's just wbat we want. Suppose you com I mence now with a good roasting piece of bco and o barrel of Hour. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS, -A man oaught iu railroad collision remarked that presence of mind was good, but absence of body was better. -“Mr. Brown, I owe you a grudge, re member that.” “I shall not bo frightened then, for I never knew you to pay anything you owed." -Why is a young lady just from boarding school like a building committee? Because she is prepared toreceive proposals. -Must it not be very romantic to bo on your knees before <1 lovely one of Love’s lonely daughters, heaving ttp ft torrent of sweet words between horglowing, parted lips, raising roses on her cheeks by the aero, bringing tears of humid pleasure to her eyes, at the identical moment when she is going to swoon away in your arptB. to hear her anxious mother cry, “You, Sally, have you fed the pigs." I -“Honest industry has brought that man i (0 the scaffold.” said a wag, as he saw a carpen* i ter at work on a staging | —-An Indian out west remarked upon seeing a lady with a dress arranged over an empress trail. “Ugh, much Wigwatnl” -The question, docs getting drunk ad vance one's happiness, would seem to bo put to rest by the Irshman who went courting while drunk, and was asked what pleasuroho found in whiskey. “Oh, N'elly, it's a trate fhtirely, to seo t wo of yourswate purty faces instead of one!" -The friends of a celebrate^ wit express* ed some surprise that at his age, and with his fondness ol'the bottle, he should have thought it nCCessary to marry. “A Wife was necessary’’ he said; “my acquaintances began to say that L drank too much for a single man." -A Thoughtful father was promenading a fashonabic street With a bright little boy by his side when the little fellow cried out. ■Oli pa, there goes an editor!' ‘Ilusb, liush!' said the father, 'don't make sport of the poor man—who knows what you may coma to yot ’ ——Go on.—“will you take this woman to j be your wife?" ' « “Well, squire,” was the reply, “votl must bo | a green un to ax me such a question as that, i Do you think I’d be such a plaguy fool as to go j to the bar hunt and take tins gal to the quit* j ting frolic, if I wnrn't censcriptuously sartin ; and determined to have her. Drivo on with i your business.” THE OiHI. I> THE TJETINCI SKIKT, I saw her in the street Car; j I never saw her moro, .She didn’t scent to rare a cuss if I sat oh the floor; For with one look she lifted tdO— My place she occupied; Then spread her skirts o’er two or tbreo More seats on either aide Another look—1 passed her faro And passed her back the change; She took it from my hand. I swear, As if I had the mange. She looked—“Just ring that bell, I say!” Could 1 that look refuse? She calmly rose and picked her way Among tho boots and shoes. I watched till she the corner turned, And then, with some chagrin, Swore to myself, “May 1 be darned If 1 do that again,” A hard shell preacher wound up a flaming sermon with this maguifiiccnt ef fusion : “My brethren and sistern ef a man’s full of religion you can’t hurt him. There woro ■ fhrno Affriean children! Thev .nut them in a ! fiery furnace, heated seven times hotter than I it could bo hct, and didn't swinge a hair on j thir heads. And there was John Evanglot^ j they put him—where do you think they put ' him 1 They put him in a caldron of bilin ile, , and bilod him all night, ana didn’t fazo his Isbell. And then there was Daniel; they'put '1 him into a lion’s den—and what, my feiiow | travelers and respected authorities, do you t think he was put into a lion’s den for ? For prayin’ three times a day. Don’t be alarmed, brethren and sistorn; I don’t think any of you will ever get into a liou’s don.” lP3l„The finest thing George D. Prentice ever wrote is this inimitable passago: ••It cannot be that earth is man's only abi ding place. It cannot be that our life is a bubble oast up by the ocean of eternity, to i float a moment upon its waves, and sink into r nothingness. Else why is it the high and glo rious aspirations which leap like angels from ( the temple of our hearts, ure forever wander ing unsatisfied? Why is it that the rainbow and the cloud come over us with «, beauty that is not of earth, and then pass olf and leave us 1 j to muse on their faded loveliness? Why is it - j that the stars which “bold their festival around the midnight throne,” are set above the grasp of our limited faculties; forever mocking us with thoir unapproachable glory! And fin ally, why is it that bright forms of human beauty are presented to our view and taken from us; - leaving the thousand streams of our affoctions to flow back in an Alpine torrent upon our hearts?—We are born for a higher destiny t than that of earth. There is a realm where the . rainbow never fades; where the stars will be - spread out before us like the ocean, and where f the beautiful beings which pass before u* like shadows will - lay in nur presence forev«r.