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Memphis. A ugf. The judicial election
.'yt'swiday resulted, in the defeat of the Re
publicans by 2.000 majority. Some ar-
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I tmIj .i i i r iwuf iui mf viuiaiiuu Ol Hit'
14th ttnd loth amendments.
The President has appointed Bailey, of
Ohio. Consul at Hongkong.
It, is known from the President himself
that he will not call an extra i session of
Congress, unless th9 war in Europe- shall
so a 'feet our interests as to render one ne
cessary. A dispatch from Raleigh says that the
Conservatives have carried the North Car
Washington. Aug. (i. Official notifica
tion of war between France and Prussia
liaviny been received yesterday, the fact is
made known that the President is deter
mined to issue a proclamation of neutrali
ty. The proclamation will particularly
explain the neutrality laws, so that they
may be fully understood by the people.
A Tribune special correspondent writes
from Paris : Thursday evening there was
almost a mutiny in the Chalons Camp
among the Garde Mobile. Marshal Co ti
ro bert inspected them yesterday, lie had
tw-oQing'eaders brought to a drum head
court martial and shot directly. It is
known here that the commissary of the
Garde Mobile is very bad, and they want
shelter and food.
Ghken- IJni.u:, (Whifo Snlphor Springs.
Ya..) Aug. 0. A terrible accident occur
red to-Qight on Cheapeake and Ohio rail
ro td. to the up train, at Term linn. The
lievt. car trow) the rear fiS.-eh wt nreoini-
tated down an embankment a hundred
leet. and shattered to pieces. Twelve pas
sengers were killed and twenty wounded.
Et'llO PK A X v." All NEWS.
C.i;ixi:n!K. Aug. 4. A special to t!ie
IleraUt at ?:30 p. tn. says there hvs been
hard lighting at Weisenbery yesterday and
to day. A largi force of Prussians ad
vanced between Weissenborg and Lanter
l)u rg. ten miles into French Territory,
drivinit) the SdvanCe posts of the enemy
and destroying several miles of railroad
between Lanteiitog and Strasburg. along
whfeh it is supposed Mc.Mahn was pre
paring to advance. The French loss is
liwavy, including many prisoners.
A special of the Tribune telegraphs from
'the Prussian headquarters that the Crown
Prince's army stonffed the Weissenberg
troops of the oih and 1 1th div isions. The
Prussian army corns was reinforced by
tlie 2d 1'ivarian corps, and engaged Gvn.
Penny's division of Marshal .McMahon's
corps. GTlie French were driven oil the
thdd. The Prussians now occupy the
FrenclPcamps. Several hundred French
soldiers were taken prisoners. The Prus
sian loss is considerable. No movement
is announced !rom the Lower Rhine. The
French force consisted of Ponay's division
of McMahon corps. Weissenberg and
Gcrschell. in rear oL-town. were carried
by storm at the point of the bayonet.
Another special adds: Latest. The
Prussian victory at Weissenberg is deci
sive, alter an obstinate resistance. Gen
"trol. who commanded the French, in the"
absence of Ponay. was killed, with two
officers of his staff". The French lost one
piece of artillery and o0 wounded pris
oners, including many Tucos. fell into the
hands of the Prussians. On the German
side, Gen. Kirschback was wounded. The
(nadier Guard and the 15th regiment
London, Aug. 5. A correspondent en
dorsed by the limes as trustworthy and
neutral, gives the following interesting de
tails of the bmtle of Saar Brucken : The
F rench took some prisoners, but no can
non. They lost 40 killed and t0 wounded., j
The French force in the battle is estimated
a. 30.000; Prussians only G,000. Artillery'
won the tight. There was but little inlan
f au-1 no cavalry engaged. It was the
.SVth Prussian rea'imeut, not the 50th. as
sported, which '.Y$ esg-ied in the bat
tle. Three companies of the 40;!i held
iheir ground against the French until the
Jatter's force bad fully developed their
strength. Tha suja.ll Jorce of Prussians
then retired. 0
Frankfort. Aug. 5. Noon. A train
has just arrived bringing 500 French pris.
tmers from Weissenborg. They will be
sent to Noiihera Prussia. The total num
ber of prisoners taken by the Prussians in
toe tight was 800, including 18 officer.
The North German three masted schoon
er Saare. captured by a French man-of-war,
was brought to Brest Aug. 5th.
It is understood llxl England has de
termined to mike the invasion of Belgium
a casus belli. The Kins' of the Belgians
will summon the powers who guaranteed
.her neutfctlity to her assistance as soon as
her tefjitory is invaded and England will
Negotiations at Florence for the preser
vation of neutrality of the Pontificial ter
ritory were successful. It is reported that
(England will send two frigates to the Tib
r to protect the Pope.
Advices from l?nmn ronroconf fliaf fViA
i-m I HI
suits are endeavoring tj induce tha
ope to remove to Malta.
Paris. Aug. G.La Liberie publishes a
private dispatch sent at midnight last
night from Strasbourg, that McMahon beat
toe 1 russians yesterday evening, the latter
evacuating Weissenberg. Telegraph com
munication with Weissenberg has been
established. The same journal adds that
McMahon moved yesterday towards Weis
senberg. He was but two hours march
from that point, and his men marched at
quick step. He has between 60.000 and
70.001). To-day there will be about 150
OOOoncentrated near Weissenberg. Loss
of Prussians in the recent engagement
reached 10,500 in killed and wounded and
The French forces defending the town
were but 8.000 to 10.000 stivng. while the
attacking fence combined tully 40 000
men. The enemy was so severely crippled
that he could not follow the French when
The Journal Officiel says the French
troops, to the number of 7.000 or 8.000.
who were engaged in the affair before
Weissenberg, had to contend with two
Prussian corps, including picked men-of
the Prussian Guard. It adds, iti spite of
inferior numbers, our regiment resisted
the assaults of the enemy for several
hours with admirable heroism. When they
were forced to give way, the loss of the
enemy was so severe that lie did not pur
sue. While at Saar Brucken we have
broken the Prussian line, our own remains
intact. The army of Baden yesterday
crossed the French frontier, and advanced
to Lonterberg, where ii established its
headquarters, and seized some baats in the
river. The French loss at Neitrkircher
was three killed and one wounded. They
shelled St. Jean station.
The New York Herald has a special from
PLondon. dated Aug. 5tb. which savs a dis
patch from ilogaren to-day says the defeat
of the French at Weissenburg was disas
trous. Gen. Donay s division, composed
of picked fighting men, was utterly routed
and several of them reached here in a de
moralized condition. Weissenberg is in
the possession of the Prussians. A gen
eral advance from here and Saar Louis is
London. Aug. 5. The statement :s reit
eratad that Russia's relation to the biilig
erent powers depends on Austria. If the
latter maintain neutrality. Russia will also
remain neutral. The only event that could
alter this situation, would be the rising of
St. Petersburg journals report that Prus
sia has no dtsigus on the Dunubian prin
eipali'ies. The mission of the Duke of Cadore to
Copenhagen to induce Denmark to form
an alliance with France, has failed. Since
his arrival there Denmark has declared
Don Fernando, of Portugal, is not dis
posed to accept the crown of Spain.
Bkki.in, Aug. (). The substantial fruits
of the Crown Prince's victory are the de
struction on the side of France of the
quadrilateral and cuttingoff of Me?tmhon's
corps from his northern connections.
Ton French men-of-war have entered
the Baltic. This makes 19 French war
vessels now in the Baltic.
Lonton, Auir. t. 0:30 p m. The follow
ing dispatch is just, rtceived here :
Wk!ssi-:m:i:uu. via Berlin. Aug. ;. The
Prince Royal has defeated Marshal Mc
Mahon. The official report of the victory
of the crown Prince is as follows:
Bkim.ix, Aug. 'j, 1:30 p. m. The Prince
Royal telegraphs the following bulletin
from the field of battle : A victorious bat
tle, has been (ought near Worth. McMa
hon was totally beaten. The battle was
fought by the larger portion of my com
mand. The French retired upon Bitsche.
Bismarck's organ ut Berlin now ap;
proves England's observance of her neu
trality o b 1 i g a t i o n s.
The New York Jleral'l has the following:
Cai-siu'i e. Aug. . The forward move
ment of the righ of the Prussian armv
from Treves and Saar Louis commenced
yesterday. The Prussians captured Sieck.
and vigorously attacked Theonville in
overwhelming numbers. After some re
sistance the I reuch threw away their arms
and took to flight. At the same time yes
terdaj the army commanded by the crown
Prince made in the direction of Bitsche.
To-day there was a general advance of
the whole army. Upward of two thou
sand prisoners hate been forwarded to
Frankfort. The position of the main body
of the French army is at present unknown.
Prussian troops are advancing on M
Saaii lwacKKN, Aug. o. i p. rs
Brucken has just been retaken by
Prussian army corps under Gen.
n. Saa r
Berlin. Aug. 7. The French Emperor
has withdrawn his entire force and is con
centrating his troops lor the defence i.i
Paris. His losses are enormous. The
Prussians overtook the retreating French
forees early Saturday morning west ot
Saar Bucken. near Spechen I lit Is. Gen.
K.imos commanded the forces, supported
by Gens. Barnekow and Stahpnagel. The
action was severe. The position at which
the French endeavored to make a siand.
during the retreat, was carried by the
Prussians at the point of the bayonet. The
battle is known as that of llagenan.
King Williams sends the following dis
patch to the Queen : " Good news ! Great
victory won by our Fritz. We hive cap
tured 4.000 prisoners, thirty guns, two
standards and six mati'iillenrs.
M:Maho!i. during the fight, was heavily
reinforced from the main army. The con
test was severe and lasted from lla.ro.!
lill 9 at night, when the French retreated. ;
leaving the field to us. Our losses are j
London. Aug. 7. A special cable to the
New York Herald report by dispatch from
Berlin Says : The forces of Southern Ger
man Volunteers crossed the iihir e and ad
vanced 'to Strasbourg. The whole French
army was driven back, and is supposed to
occupy the. line between Metz and Nancy.
Paris. Aug. 7. -The Senate and Corps
Legislatif have been summoned to meet
on the 11th inst.
The dispatch from the Emperor an
nouncing McMahon's defeat and his separ
ation from the main army caused the ut
most consternation, ine l russians are
over the frontier aud advancing on Paris.
La Liberie has the following from official
source ; McMahon fought near Nieder
broun ; his headquarters were at llagen
an. and be has fallen back to Avonne.
Strasbourg 13 menaced.
A Herald London special says, from offi
cial news received here the situation may
be summoned up as follows : The Crown
J W-UUPtf J1M.1JIJ jum
Prince has driven Marshal McMahon's
army from Weissenberg. aud Luterberg,
and Worth, and will probably compel u
complete evacuation of llagenan and
Strasbourg. McMahon's corps is at prcs-s
ent cut off at Metz. The prisoners taken
by the Crown Prince and Gen. Goeben
number 8.000; number of killed and
wounded unknown. An immense quantity
of army stores were captured.
A soecial Paris corresnondent nf Oia
same paper says: The Prussians were
hoaxed by a report of victory by the
French forces, and the wildest enthusiasm
was manifested. The Garde Mobile will
be sent to the frontier.
Belgium is not protected bv the treaty
Paris. Aug. 7. One thousand Italians
will be fighting with France in a few davs
under the treaty of alliance, offensive and
de ensive ; as for Austria she remains the
iosui.iut ion. one soiu nersew. toner
enemy. King William, lor the German
subjects which were left her by the treaty
of Portugal. If victory should crown our
nun, nance tvm rememuer Italy, and
she will not forget, Austria.
The Journal Offiwel says the defense of
Paris is assured. It would require an ar
my cf half a million to invest its fortifica
tions, while 30.000 would suffice to defend
them, and there troops enough now in and
around the city to furnish the necessary
garrison. These with the sailors from the
fleet, which could be procurred. the Garde
Nationale. the Garde Municipale. and the
firemen, would make up a solid army of
100.000. Paris is free from danger.
A dispatch from the Emperor, 'dated 3:30
a.m. on Sunday, says: Communication
with McMahon having been cut off. noth
ing was received from him until last even
ing. Gen. Sligie has been wounded. Mc
Mahon's loss was great in the battle, but
his retreat was effected in good order. All
is quiet to night. I go to the center of the
The London Times says, the French are
in a critical position. The momentuous
question arises whether the Emperor's
health leaves him in possession of his or
dinary faculties, as is marked by his usual
hesitation, to which is attributed the ran
dom and purposeless strategy and puzzl
ing inaction which probably" brought the
calamity to the national arms. The Em
peror is now bound to accept battle in
stantly, lie has an entire lack of con
trolling forces for restoring spirits to a
deleated aimy and this while the enemy is
concentrating tin 1 lie heart of Lorraine.
Circumstances will soon exact the reap
pearance of England in the character of
The British foreign office has received
an imperative demand from Prussia that
England shall stop the shipment of coal to
France, or abandon her position of neu
trality. It is believed af Antwerp! that the war
will end. in a week.
McMahon reports his headquarters at
Saverne, and that his corps suffered less
than was reported. The 1 'russians have
occupied St. At-o'd. All males at Metz
are pressed into service by Napoleon.
The condition of Paris is believed to be
Hka!qcartii:s at Citalos. 5i"R Marie,
Aug. 8. Prussian reserves are rapidly
gaining their advance.
The national guards are assigned to the
defense of Paris. Guns are mounted on
the new fortifications. All citizens between
the ages of 30 and 40 are incorporated ';l
a national guard. Those under 30 are en
rolled in the garde mobile.
It is said positively that the Emporer is
ill at Chalons.
Prussians menace Metz and St. Avoid.
McMahon continues his retreat towards
There were illuminations and public re
joicings last night at llambuig. Dresden
and other cities.
French prisoners are every where kind
Charles n Dana, one of the old
est I'epubliean editors in the Unit
ed States, says in his X. Y. JSun
of a recent date: "Grant's ad
ministration is bad, foolish, weak,
cowardly, corrupt, anti-American,
contemptible at home, and more
contemptible abroad. It is impos
sible to speak the truth and deny
that this is so. It is impossible for
an independent journalist, anxious
to discharge his obligations to the
people, to conceal or palliate facts
so fearful and so notorious.
The President is incompetent,
lazy, neglectful of his duties, un
able to comprehend them, and
careless about performing them,
lie appoints men to ofHee simply be
cause they have made him pres
ents, or are his relations, or be
cause some foolish caprice prompts
it. lie degrades the country in
the eyes of all the world, and
stands tremblinir like a coward for
fear of a corrupt and
power like Spam.
The man who
saved the nation as a soldier is
covering us with shame as a Presi
just as the Democrat predicted
weeks ao has the Howard inves
tigation terminated Howard is a
whinincr Kepubiican the majority
of the Investigating committee
were Republicans, jmd the result
is a whitewashing report by the
majority, while the minority brings
in a very different affair. This
latter simply shows that of the fif
teen distinct charges against How
ard, fourteen are fully substantia
ted by the testimony taken, which
covers three thousand pages.
There is a sensation in Columbus
vuio, me wile or a prominent
newsdealer having eloped with a
oung cierK. Hie wile s name is
OREGON, ATUIHA, AUGUST 3, 1870.
From Pomeroy's Democrat.
New England wanted the black
people of the South released from
slavery. And nowj when they are
free, and by legislation made tlu
peers of white men, New England
abolitionists, aristocrats, and mo
nopolist legislate the entire black
and white working population of
the South into continued work at
great disadvantages, for the benefit
of Northern bondholders, who pay
And Xew England to-dav,
instead of giving employment to
the liberated black people of
the South, turns up her pious nose
in horror at a negro, and sends
j abroad for sliip-IoaJs of
laborers, ignorant 1 agans, who
believe not in God, to lill her
factories and workshops, to the
robbery of white workmen. Does
this scheme not serve the white
workmen of Xew England right
for their aiding to build up an
aristocracy that robs labor every
Is tliis serving the black popula
tion rifjht ?
The Chinese work for less wages
than a white man. A white man
in Xew England has a family to
support. The ignorant Pagan has
none. Dut the' Xew England
monopolist care not for the poor,
be they white or black.
The Chinese comes here with
his heart behind him. He comes
here virtually a slave to the con
tractor who' employs him.
Shall we now tolerate slavery in
America? Is the aristocracy otthe
Xorth better than that put down
at the South?
The Chintse live like a do-j.
He builds no houses, he adds noth
ing to the general wealth, but sends
his earnings back to the Celestial
Empire to await his coming. Of
what use is he to America? He
cuts down no trees. He reclaims
no land from its wild state. lie
brings no money here to
lie does not even nelp
Gravestone cutters. lie
iound pioneering his way to the
West, side by side with tlu; earn
est young laborers who are by the
Government being robbed for the
beneiit of Bondholders. lie is not
in sympathy with us as a people,
or with our laws and institutions.
You say he works cheap.
Put the poor consumer is not
benefited. The object of the
employer is not to cheapen goods
for the poor. He employs the
Chinese workman only to make
more profits to himself!
lie can undersell by a penny or
two; then while workmen must
come to the new standard in time.
And God knows they have none
too ranch money now to pay for
home articles when comes Satur
As wealth increases it becomes
cold, proud, selfish, grasping,
avaricious and unfeeling. The
rich have no sympathy with the
poor. The man who works, as a
general thing, may call at the
backdoor for the master, but he is
not wanted in the parlor.
Little by little wealth steals its
wav, ever protect'insr itself. Lit
tle by little it crowds 'labor
under the hetchelinir of hv
collection of taxes.
First, it takes to itself the notes
of all the working-people of Amer
ica, dignifies them with the name
of bonds, exempts these notes
from being taxed, and makes
workingmen pay taxs on all they
have invested in land or tools.
Then it adds to these bonds
year after year lifting up the rich,
crowding down the poor. Then
it brings here a cheep, unmarried
Pagan labor to rob it and make it
help them rob our own workinj
people, and our people who toil,
tamely submit to paying taxes and
to this importation of labor's de
gradation. Thank God that, in the Demo
cratic 'city of Xew York this
insult to labor will not be tolerat
In Republican districts where
those who work are the slaves of
the monopolists, men may submit
to this shame, insult, and robbery
of their families. But it cannot
be done here. Democracy does
this much for the laboring man.
If a negro, a white man, or a
Chinese Pagan wants to come here
and make his home with us, he
will bo welcome. But no cowardly,
labor-cheapening contractor God
ever gave life to can bring to Xew
York a shin-load or a car-load of ,
. j.: 1 i i
in opposition to our woikingmen
! at prices less than a little street-
, sweeper can earn ot a wet dav.
But the negroes of the South
are forced to submit to this new
order of things, as are the work
ingmen of Xew England. Repub
licanism, compels them to this.
And the more we have of Repub
licanism, the more will we have of
Insult to labor
Enriching of contractors
Making of wealth to invest in
United States bonds
Exempting the rich from taxa
tion Crowding back the poor
Robbing of white and black
Disregard for the right and
cementing aristocracy with the
life-blood and sweat of overtaxed
and underpaid labor. Shave the
heads of these Chinese contractors
that we may know them, and if
this does not cure them of their
desposition to rob .and insult, send
them to Xew York, where they
will be taught better lessons than
they dare give in Republican dis
tricts, where the doctrine is that
labor is the slave and the dollar
Xo Chinese laborers and Chinese
contarctors for us.
Better a riot if you will a
revolution at once.
For the workingmen of America
have rights, and it is their duty,
before God and man, their rights
to maintain, no matter at what
cost of blood, life or sentiment.
Knew Ncthingism E.evivcd.
Congress just previous to its ad
journment passed a new natural
ization law, the text of which we
have given in the lialn dealer. B'
this bill no foreigner can become
naturalized except by the District
or Circuit Court of the United
States or by one of the registers in
bankruptcy. The effect of this
bill will be to almost entirely pre
vent, in Oregon at least, the natur
alization of foreigners ; as to ac
complish this hereafter it will be
come necessary for the applicant
to go to Portland with his witnes
ses, a distance of two hundred
miles from Douglas and three hun
dred from Jackson county. In
this we see the revival of the old
Know Xothing party which we
had supposed was buried by the
Democracy in 1S56, but it seems
we had "only scotched the snake,
not killed it!"
The enormity of this act is the
more apparent when we consider
that the Radical party have just
made voters not only of the field
negroes of the South but of every
worthless negro barber and boot
black in the Northern States.
While these are considered to be
full1 competent to exercise the
right of suffrage the foreign born
white immigrant is to be put un
der the ban, simply bacause he lias
sense enough to have an opinion of
his own and cannot be forced
either by money or threats to vote
against his own interest. We
take the position that this sort of
Legislation is entirely without
authority in the Constitution of
the United States, and therefore
void. This sacred instrument
gives power to Congress "to estab
lish an uniform rule of naturaliza
tion," but it gives to Congress no
power to exercise exclusive control
of it. There is no such thing as a
person being a citizen of the Unit
ed States, he is such by becoming
a citizen of one of the States of
Territories. The reason for the
provision we have quoted in the
Constitution is, that as bv that
instrument the citizen ofvone State
was entitled to the same privileges
.and immunities of a citizen of any
other State, it became necessary to
establish an uniform system of
naturalization. It is therefore evi
dent that while Congress may
dictate to each State, how they
can make citizens of the United
States, th"y have no authority to
take this subject from the control
ol the State and give it to the
United States Courts. We hope
t ho people will not quietly submit
to tlisse continual encroachments
by Congress upon the right of the
States, but that they will make
resistance before it shall be too late
to break their chains. Plaindtaler.
Colonel Jim Fisk has been rais
ing a row at the Continental, at
Long Branch. He took a corps
of his young lady friends to attend
the hop on the 18th inst., where
upon the boarders withdrew their
wives from the iooitl and have
?mce leu ine noiel Witn lnelr lam'
The saying that "there is more
pleasure in giving thsn receiving,"
is supposed to apply chiefly "to
, medicine, kicks and advice,
" tttt xrir'r. ixr;-,i-, r.i0,To. "
The New York Sun has elicited
a correspondence from different
classes in regard to compensations
for employment, which presents a
fearful contrast to what is necessa
ry for obtaining the plainest ele
ments of existence.
A lawyer's clerk writes as fol
lows: It happens I have that seven
good friends who are employed by
lawyers in first-class practice; and
further that I myself am engaged
as clerk in the office of a legal
gentleman. These facts render it
unnecessary for me to "inquire at
respectable offices," as your corres
pondent advises, tor they furnish
such equivocal proof of his accu
racy as may be needful.
Friend No. 1 17 years of age,
employed by Brown, O'Hall &
Yanderpooi, receives the munifi
cent, salary of 3 per week.
Friend Xo. 2 17 years of age
in the office of Rufus E. Andrews,
Friend No. 3 18, with Ilirsch
& New combe, $2.
Friend No. 4 18, with Laroque
e'e Barlow, $3,50.
Friend No. 5 19
& Hummel, $5.
Friend No. G 19
rogate Tucker, $3,
Friend No. 7 19, with Gold
smith, Dyat & Townsend, $5.
I am 24 years of age ; I super
vise nearly all of the office busi
ness of a certain lawyer in large
practice: I work from 8:30 a. m.
to 0 p. m.; occasionally appear in
Court in place of my employer,
and have been his only clerk for
the last eighteen months; salary 86
A " white slave," who signs her
self "Flora," writes that she has to
maintain a family of five upon an
income of Ca 65 per week, and pay
tier daily car tare out oi mat pit
tance. In the Jarge retail stores there
are employed little girls called
" cash , girls," who stand on their
feet from twelve to fifteen hours
daily (they are not allowed to sit)
for the price of 81 50 per week.
Commission agents and brokers'
clerks come along with a wail, and
we think not without reason; It
is staled as a positive fact that
clerks, from eighteen to twenty
vears of age, are employed every
day at 8100 per annum; and that
not five ptr cent, of the voting men
engaged in those positions receive
as high as 84 50 per week.
The mammoth millionaire, Mr.
A. T. Stewart, is held forth as one
of the hardest taskmasters, who
pays starvation salaries. It is no
wonder that New York is filled
with a desperate class who prey
upon the community for bread,
where labor cannot satisfy the
pangs of hunger.
Tut: Portland I'ress gives cur
rency to a funny incident which
occured in that city a few days
since. It seems that an Irishman,
living at the North End, is pos
sessed of a wife whose fondness for
the "craythur" is inordinate. On
the morning in question, she pur
chased a leg of lamb for dinner,
and putting it in the overt to bake,
she turned to get some wood, when
who had stood with longing
eyes on the meat, jumped into the
open oven. 1 he woman not per
ceiving the cat, closed the oven
door, and proceeded in the dis
charge of her accustomed duties.
Tabby cried, but Biddy couldn't
find her, and during the forenoon
the woman imbibed too freely of
her favorite beverage and became
oblivious to all about her. Pat.
came home to dinner; the dish of
meat was set before him, which he
pronounced rabbit. His wife as
serted it was lamb, but Pat. turned
it Over, discovered, to his horror,
the hair of poor pussy. A scene
ensued, in which Biddy was sum
An Irish woman, seventy-five
years of age, and unable to" read
or write, whose property was as
certained to be worth "$105,000,
was found by a census-taker living
in the third story of a large tetn
ment house in the Eighteenth
Ward, New York.
Mrs. Reade paid $150,000 for a
new church at New Derby, near
Liverpool, England, and the Bish
op of Chester refused to dedicate
it because it is too elaborately or
namented. She threatens to sue
"Why do women spend so much
time and money on dress?" asked
a gentleman of a belle. jo
worry other women," was tae dia
bolical but truthful answer
It is the duty of every voun'oi"
man to take some active part asr
actor on the stage of life. Some
seem to think that they can vege
tate, as it were,- without being
anything in particular.- Ma'n was
not made to rust out his life.- It
is expected that he should "act
well his part." He must be some-
thing. He has a work to perform,
which it is his duty to attend to.
We are not placed here to grow
up, pass through the various stages
of life, and then die, without hav
ing done anything for th benefit
of the human race." It is a princi
ple in the creed of tlie Mahometans
that every one should have a trade.-
No Christian doctrine could be
belter than that. Ts a man to be
brought up in idleness? Is he to
live upon the wealth which his
ancestors have acquired by frugal
industry? Is he placed here to
pass througli life like angautomaton?
Has he nothing to perform as a
citizen of the world ? A mail who
does nothing is useless to his
country as an inhabitant. A man
who docs nothing is a mere cipher.
He does not fulfill the obligations
for which he was sent into, the
world, and when he dies he lias
not finished the work which was
given him to do. He is a mere
blank in creation, ome are bonP
with riches and honors upon thef?
heads ; but does it follow that they
have nothing to do in their career
through life? Their are Certain
duties for every one to perform
lie something ! Don't live like a
hermit, and die unregrettetL
See that young in an, no flatter"
what are his circumstances if he
has no particnlar business to pur
sue, he will not accomplish much
Perhaps he has a father abundantly
able to support him. Perhaps
that father has labored hard to
obtain a competence that is suffi
cient for his sons to live in idleness.
Can they go abroad with, any
degree of self-complacency, squan
dering away the money which their
fathers have earned by hard labor $b
No one who has the proper feel
ings of a citizen, who wishes to
be ranked among the useful mem
bers of society, would live such a
.16 something ! foont be ft
drone! You may rely upon your
present possessions, or on your
future prospects, but these riches
mav fiv away, or other hopes3 may
be blighted, and if you, have no
place of your own in such a case,
ten to one you will find your path
beset with thorns Want may
come upon you before you are
aware of it, and having no profes
sion, you will find yourself in any-"
thing but an enviable condition
It is, therefore, important that you
should be something ! Doti't de
pend upon Fortune, for she is a0
fickle support, which often fails
when you lean upon her with the
greatest confidence. Trust to your
JJe something Pursue that
vocation for which you are fitted
by nature ; pursue it faithfully and
diligently. You have a part to
act, and the honor in performing?
that part depends upon yourself.
It is sickening to see a parcel Of
idle boys hanging around a father,
spending the money which he has
earned by his industry, without
attempting to do anything for
themselves. JJe something should
be their motto. Every one is capa
ble of learning some "art, trade,
or mystery," and can earn a com
petence for himself. He should
be something, and not bring down
the gray hairs of his father to the
grave. He should learn t depend
upon himself. Idle boys, living
on a parent without fthy profession
or employment, are ill qualified for
good members of society and we
regret to saj' that it is too often
the parent's fault that they are
thus brought up. They should be
taught to be something, to know
how to provide for themselves, in
case of necessity, and to act well
their part, that "they may reap the
honor which therein lies
"If I were to lose you I
would never be such a fool as to
marry again." Wife "If I were
to lose you, I would marry again
directly." Husband "My death
would "be regretted by at least one
Wife "By whom,?"
An American woman named
Lucy Foster, has been graduated
at the College of France, in the
medical department, wrhich entitles
her to practice in any part of
Rhode Island is to have a Beard
of female inspectors for its prison