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VOL IX. THIRD SERIES
SALISBURY. 1L C:i JAHUARYrlO,1 187a i 7
AN AUTHENTIC GHOST STQRY.
ing that I am permitted to come."
"Give me your-hand on that."
So they shook hands over the agree-
Mv grandfather died at the age of 80,
after a long, useful and happy life, and he J nient my grandfather jocosely, and Mar
went to the grave with immovable con- ley, as he always said, with the most ser-
yietions that he once saw a supernatural rowful face he ever saw.
appearance ; in other words, that the spirit For three years after the Temoval of
of a departed friend - had appeared to Ins my relative to Wales, he corresponded
eight. - quite regularly with Martey. He had
My grandfather.was educated atthegram- addressed himself resolutely to the settle- '
mar school at Ashford, where he was born ment of his father's estate ; pod finding it
and reared. He had proposed to follow a much involved, and threatened with fore
profession ; but his father having moved closure which he knew would be disas
to Wales some years before, -and dying trous, he went to work to clear off the
there, left considerable property in-land; debt. Theresas a great deal of hard
and the presence of the only surviving work done, and a great deal of roughing
Son being imperatively ' ueeded thereto before the consummation was reached;
settle the affairs of the etate, my grand- but at the end of three years he was fair
father reluctantly abandoned his project, ly launched upon the tide of prosperity,
aud like a good son aud brother, devoted and he knew that all he wished to do
the bst years of his early manhood to the would.be done in half a score more of
care and support of his mother audhis years, if his life and health was spared
me ; and I thought he went about very
queer, without making any noise."
"In God's name, what did it look like?"
the startled brother exclaimed.
In the fewest possible words the girl
described the mysterious figure that bad
just quitted his chamber.
THE FINANCIAL CATECHlSI.
From the Chicago Times.
Q What was the America cojn stand
A-The silvex dollar:: ,t XVs"
' ' -i 11- '-J-iif
A Four hundred and twel
e ana one-
-Mv crrandfather rushed out of the room vaif crrains.
i' ' t ' i ?"' t L f '
and down the stairs. He searched the q What was the gold equivalent?" )f
outside and the inside of the house ; and A Tweatv-fiveandeignttena grains
although two or three persons were stand-
infr so that thev mustJiave seen the en-
c? - - -
France into or exit from the dwelling, by
either the front or rear door, of any one,
they solemnly declared that they had seen
no such figure as he described. It was
seen only by him and his sister.
The feelings and emotions of my grand
father after this apparition I will not at
tempt to describe ; I will merely say, as
he said, that h was fully prepared for
the tidings of the death of his friend that
reached him about a week after. The
mournful news came in. a .letter ' from a
A Tweaty-five and eight-tentha grains
nine-tenths pure gold.,
Q The relative value? if . $
A Sixteen oocea of silver to one
Q How long had tlia silver dollar been
the unit of American value
A For more than eighty years.
Q When was it demonetized?
A In 1873 and 1874, first by dropping
the silver dollar from the-list of coins in
revising the laws relative " the mints,
and second by making the fcold dollar the
unit of values. 4 ' f,t
Q Ho w was this change accomplished t
A Stealthily and fraudulently , by with-
'!-, I tfnu -.. I it
u WiU tiie tailure to re monetize silver rv Yesterday Frederick W. M. Ilollitl.iv
-- ''(i.tmii . !.!.. - v
retard reumptipa T . ' ' 'rwas iaangurated-Govern or of Virginia,
AIndefinitely. " .i.-'.K.r
Q Why ? . - ' ""''r The Norfolk FtYnisav8of him : "(lov
A ease thehaUon cahnbt command tHolliday assumes the Executive office uu-
suflicnt gold oinln' whtth' to resrime J der circumstances peculiar in more than
peci'e 'payment timiA u,u- ohe respect. In the first place he is the
.ttr48not silver much more bulky'thttn T tmatumoas choice of the people of his
ff14.ir..'. W U t ' " fSlat.No voice has been raised against
two young sisters, i ruay say, in passing, i Artnur uau not visueu mm ai me euu
that tle path of duty proved in the end j of the first year,"1 as liehadiintieipated
the Avayto weahh auT comfort for him, nor at the eud of the second. He wrote gentleman who resided at Ashford.
and that, independent of the alLsafiicieut that he was studying hard for his diploma "Poor Arthur," it said, "died with your holding the knowledge of the transaction
reason winch he tound in a-sense oi uuty, in meuicine, anu inac, nam us it us name on las lips. We was lull ot tne ex- j from: tne peopie gtiflinir discussions and
he never regretted the removal irom iveni, wan, ne uau succeeueuiupctBUituiusiixui- pectation oi seeing yoo soon ana in unus- deceiving even the President and many of
and the consequent relinquishment oi nis sen tuat it woum pe Deiier ior mm w ue- ual Health and spirits, wnen, on the even- tne Congressmen who voted for the change
plans and purposes. fer the longed-for visit .until he could ing of the 7th of July, he pas attacked by by concealing the real purpose and effect
liut tnere were uiose at asiuoiu huo tome as t suigwu, icauj t ociuo mo a maugnaui iever iaai nas geen raging of the acts.
did regret it, and none more than Arthur friend's neighborhood,.if there seemed to here. The best medical help could do QWhat was the purpose ?
' v . fs i ir .i 1.1. a. t .
Marleyjiis bosom friend, i neir intimacy oe u opeumg. aiy jjiuuuiauiur wiuw notinng ior Dim ; ne grew rapidly worse To eive the creditor class the riffht
had begun at school, when neither of them back, heartily assenting to the proposition, through the night and expired about 8 to exact payment in a single coin which
was more than ten yearsold ; had contin- and assuring Marleythat he was quite sure o'clock. He talked of you continually, wouid have a greater value by reason of
ued as they grev up, and was closer at he could find an advantageous practice and hardly a minute before he breathed exciasi0n of its mate from monetarv
tne time oi separation man ever utioic. i uere. lnisinauer ueing tei,iieu w uicir j ms last, ne wnispeveu in my ear, 1 8UU11 I ggryice
riM . a ni,iTf.iiii t i l : i. a ; AML. i .1 1 1 1 j- . j 1 1
1 iiere was a siriKiug coniiusi, j'ujon-ciiij , 1 uiunun oituoiuctiuii, uini whssjfwuucuw isee uear Vuariej u. yit-.it ucai qun&ci q yjafc j8 tlie present value of the
between the two. My grandtather was I was continued m the same friendly and 1 now : but may be I shall not be able to h a j
- -1 i 1 ..l. .1 it,.;. I i. x i. : -i-v a. .-. i. : l I
ran anu uiouu-suouuif i cu, anuuoi uj i lovmg epint u.tib nu ciuiiiicciiicu iuch i pt:u.K. io iiiuj. uv jou wnws w uiui uuu i There is no silver dollar.
in lormwiui norm lace, uuu me mosi associanou at Asmum. u nun mai l uiegseu mm wun my iusl O What is the-rfent vjftnein old of
i ,i i.i- l IT 1 I mi x it 1 A xl & . 1 I -1 1 v T 11 . I 1- 1 II '
rooust neaitu ; wnne maney was niuier i i ne time appomteu oy Anuur ior nis worus.- roor ienow : j. suppose nisneau th p mount f bnllf on which would oonsti-
under-sized, slender m body and limb, coming, was drawing nigh. He was ex- was wandering, though nothing but his tute tne 6Qver dollar if remonetized ?
"11 i ..1.1 ,1 A AVJ-fc I A. 1 A. Z 1. X. II. A . I -v I 1 I . 1 . -I A 1 . . i. W nil ... . I
Willi a paie, sicKiy xacc, iinu u pm ui ejea i pecteu 10 arrive auuut uic euu ui juij, uuh woum uaveeuunu iu no auejriu- Between 92 and 93 cent of the colli
that burned witn intellectual nre oi-ai- and it was now tue nrst oi tne raoniu. patinze deeply wun you." dollar
j. a i 1 1 : n Ti.; i ,r ii j i i I ... ... l
i" - j-. v " " I aiy irraijuiaujer uiuioriiiiy cuueiuucu 1 1 will it not be uniuMt. then, to re-
' friendship had begun while they were necessary preparations almost completed, tne gtory much in these words : "If any st0re the silver dollar at this ratio of val-
inere boy slaving its origin in the hearti- as he had requested them.to be timely 0n0 a8k8 me whether I have any doubt ut.at
ness with which my graudlather came with them. that the spiritual part of ray deaf friend
.forward 'tor champion -the otner against "It is lust like Arthur to get over-im- visited me. in fulfillment of his promise.
y . I .1
tne petty tyrannies ot tne Duines oi tne patient, and surprise us three -weeks in immediately .upon his separation from the
school ; and as they grew up together, the advance," he said. "I shouldn't wonder body, I answer, no, not the slightest. It
very ditterences in tiieir bodily and men- to see him walk in here any day." was seen by two witnesses, my sister and
tal organization served to draw them to- I3ut that he did not really expect his myself, at different places, at different
gcthcr. Marley was a profound and in-1 friend's arrival much short of the time is times, and by each unknown to the other. cf siiver In Germany Holland and the
ueiaugaoie nnuem, anu uau rare sweei- evuiencetl by tiie tact tnat on tue Jsaonatu To doubt, under all the circumstances of United States at- about the same time
ness oiuispuaiuon, ami zeaious auacu- morning, tne etu or Juiy, as ue uistinciiy the case, would be to tntle with an irre-1 which threw between $300 000 000 and
inenc ior tne lew ne loveu. mv ancestor, remembered, ne sat clown in nis room to gistable conclusion. I cannot explain it &ooo 000 000 of ailtfer bullion on the mar-
lil't l i. .11 . .1 I 1 1 .. - . wr '1 1 1. 1 .1 I - - . - I 7 1 .
aiinougu less in inuiiccr ano vcuoiursuip write nun a letter, lie naa tiatea tne auy more than I can explain the mystery ket ad brought on the depreciation.
man .uaney, uau a cooi, correct juugmeni, sneet and written "uear Aitnur, wnen Gf the future state itself; I can only point O Will the rem'ouetization of silver in
.1 i i i .e i. ii ii I. . o.i I .. - .... I
nu ii knunieuge oi men incu tue oiuei ne became aware ot tne presence oi an- to my dying friend, with his strong, pas- the United States give monetary employ-
ite- No voice has been raised against
TArtaT" "J ' ujMnl. by common cousent he has been ac
r! Q And! is nol! Una difference? a' in'aTeisinuMlllhief AIncriisfrnto f th Pnmmnn.
bjectio' ,ltS' resiSratlbn' to m'drfe "wealtk. While the party which nomina
oaei't': ,v,Hin"' tetlhim has been convulsed and almost
Sme owecSon, but no'veryjratfeirt by internal dissensions, all factions
nd certainly not fatal.' . " ' 4 " 'J have agreed in supportine: him. and frtuu
Q AVhpotr' I l" - " I one endfof the State to the other he has
A Because the'great coriitneVce of the rbeea the oomtnon choice of the whole, pe'o-
world is transacted in checks, Ttlls of ex- ple.---Andr to Ids credit b M -flfd.jCol
change, etc,, and these various certificates Holliday ojves his. strength with , the peo-
are uo, luure iucou venieut wnen mejTcp i pits w uuuuworuiy causes. v uit uanevep
resent silver titan " when Ihey represent I played the part of the demagogue: he, ha
rn1fl. ' ' ' ! ' ' hu I TlOVf r rftnppnlwl Ilia nAmriptinns nnr mael'.
r . nt. j. . u . .. .. .. I .... , . . 7
ii I hen wherein is the ebjectionlo the j "ea nis political opinions. These are trou-
remontization of silver t""-1" I blous and trying times for the Common-
A-lOnly In th! adaeXpatebrth'ose- Vealth. For the nrif tirtJtf eVrfe
who have not the brains to analyze the J ence there have -arisen in hej midst tneti
situation and estimate the relief remonet- j who laugh at the obligations of her faith,
ization will afford, and in the inordinate I and boldly advocate the repudiation of
greed of the Shylocks, who are not satisfied I her debt. It is well that at such a time
with receiving what they loaned and J the helm of State is to be held by a steady
agreed to take, but want as much as they j hand and its course guided by an honest
and intrepid man."
Eeligicn in Scandinavia.
A Because the monetary' use of silver
will enhance its value.
Q What leads to this conclusion ?
A Because it was the demonetization
other person in the room.
The chamber where he sat, I should ex
plain, was at the head of the main stairs,
which were quite wide. The door lead-
ifSg out of the room was closed, and there
lacked, aud also a firm -svill.
"I doutjbhiuk that Damon aud Pythias
could have loved each other better than
Arthur M-arley and 1 did," was my father's
habitual exprression in speaking of it.
. It must have been a terrible shock to w ere no means of ingress except by the
Marlev-when. he learned what my grand- windows, Avliich were fifteen feet from the
father's new plans. in life were. He was ground
-inconsolable for a whole day at the idea I say that he became aware of the presence
of parting ; and though he soon saw that of another person in the room ; how he be
his friend could iu honor and duty to his came aware of it, he himself couM not ex-
nwn kin do nothing else than he promised plain. Nor do I think that' this alone
to do, he did not cease to deplore thcne- l would lie any indication of supernatural
cessity that parted them until the sor- influence ; for it is within the actual ex
rowful moment ."arrived.. I perience of most of us that the presence
"It is very hard to lose you, Charley," of a human being behind us will of
he said, "alter niv mind has settled down ten be detected by us in some myster-
to the delightful prospect of being asso
ciated with you for life. And now you
are going to spoil all this by burying your
self away off in the wilds of Wales, where
siouate yearning to be with me, and say.
A MEAN ADVANTAGE.
,There are. comparatively but few fail
ures in the South. . The total sum of the
failures in North Carolina for an entire
year would not equal that of an obscure
savings bank in New England or Illinois.
The largest number of failures is in New
England, where people are supposed to
be extra "cute," aud to know a thing or
two not down in the books, and in the
vast, growing Northwest. Chicago' is
the great centre of "breaks" not tobacco,
but banks and mercantile firms. The
lous way, with no .help ot eyes, ears, or
the sense of touch. My grandfather sat
with his writing table against the window,
which he faced as he sat, and with his
There were a score or more of women
gathered together at Mr. Johnson's house.
Mr. Johnson is a good hearted man and a
respectable citizen, though he is rather
skeptical about some things. The women
had just organized "The Foreign Benevo
lent Society," when Mr. Johnson entered
the room. He was at once appealed to
donate a few dollars as a foundation to
work on, and Mrs. Graham added :
"It would be so pleasant, in after years,
for you to remember that you gave this
society its first dollar aud its first kind
He slowly opened his waller, drew out
1 may never see you again
"It is hard, Arthur," my grandfather thought that his younger sister, a mis
would respond ; but you know the old chievous spirit, had softly entered to
-adace, Man proposes God disposes.'" frighten him (although he had heard no
"It is so hard to let yon go !" the poor sound whatever), ho abruptly turned
bov would persist.- "All mv relatives are round in his chair.
7 Ia -l-H -LMI 1 a1. . 1. i! t
back to the door. With the half-formed il uouar om, anu, as tne lames smacK-
ed their lips aud clapped their hands he
dead, and you arethc only one I care a
straw about. I don't feel complete with
out you Charley. I do want you by me
to lean on over the rough ways of life, and
I shall feel half dead when you are gone."
My grandfather was deeply pained him
self at the neafprospect of a separation,
and much affected by the grief of his
friend; and he cheered him as well as he
could by telling him that they would meet
again soon, and that he should fix an
early day for his friend to visit him in his
The night before his departure they
were sitting together iu their room, al-
Not six feet from him, and about one-half
the way between him and the door, stood
Arthur Marley. He was inhabited very
much as he used to be three years before;
his race was thm aud pale, and ms eyes
brilliant as then. His face wore a sweet,
"Is this society organized to aid the
poor of foreign countries ?"
"Yes" "Yes" "Yes" they chorused.
"And it wants money?"
"Yes" "Yes !"
"Well, now," said Johnson, as he fold
ed the bill in a tempting shape, "there are
t wenty married women here. If there are
fifteen of vou who can make oath that
. . , -i i 4. . i. I you have combed your children's hair this
yet a most sad smile, and the look that J .
my relative encountered was one of the
most yearning tenderness.
" 113' Arthur, heaven bless you, my
boy I" my grandfather cried, jumping up.
"1" thought you'd steal a march ou us, and
here you are. Welcome, with all my
He advanced as he spoke, holding forth
most too sad for speech, in anticipation of his-hand. To his astonishment, the fig-
the morrow. Marley had been sitting for ure receded as he meved towards it. He
some moments with one hand on my re- paused; it paused; he advanced again ; it
lative's knee, his eyes on the door, when again receded. Continuing to approach it,
he suddenly looked up, ami asked, "Do he saw it retire before him", without the
you believe in presentiments ?" motion of a person walking, but with a
"I can't say that I do," was the reply, noiseless, wavy motion; aud with the
"I do, howeverand I have had one of same expression upon its face, it vanished
unusual force and clearness for the past j before his eyes.
week. It is, that wet wo shall never meet Not until then did t.h thought possess
again in the flesh, after to-morrow.'1
"Stuff!" said my grandfather. "You'll
eee me on my estate in a year from now."
"I believe what I have told you," Mar
lejr quietly and firmly persisted "that
we shall never meet again as men." I
know' very well, my dear friend, that
yon utterly disregard the supernatural
in this life, and laugh at the idea of post
my grandfather mind thathe was visited
by a. supernatural apparition ; and when
that idea presented itself, immediately
upon the strange disappearance of the
hgure, the recollection of his compact
with Marley, three years before, at once
occurred to him. Hejiad no fright, either
during the appearance of the presence, or
morning, washed the dishes, blacked the
cooksiove, and made the beds, I'll donate
this ten dollars."
"I have," answered two of the crowd,
and the rest said :
"Why, now, Mr. Johnson !"
"If fifteen of you can make oath that
your husbands are not wearing socks with
holes in the heels, this money is yours,"
continued the wretch. ,
"Just hear him !" they exclaimed, each
oue looking at the other.
"If ten of you have boys without holes
iu the knees of their pants, this 'X' goes
to the society !" said Johnson.
"Such a man !" they whispered.
"If there are five pair of stockings in
this room that don't need darning, I'll
hand over the money !" he went on.
"Mr. Johnson," said Mrs. Graham with
great dignity, "the rules of this society
declare that no money shall be contribu
ted except by members; and as you are
not a member, I beg that you will with
draw, and let us proceed with the routine
after it had gone : but that he was amazed
monen apparitions, i, on the contrary, and awe-struck he always admitted. Yet
nrmiy.beiieve in tnem j and 1 believe that he thought that four strokes of the pen-
you ana i snouia now solemnly agree dulum could not have been told after
4l.it ft. A A11 A tirliA
" "lco 011" -fpww i us disappearance oeiore nis sister rushed troduce him. When Mr. Aldrich was
,u, uturr m uie same inenaiy aspect mat breathlessly into the room. abont to forvTard to l)erform his duty
vn nnnr Turn, thn m ...,..,1.1 1. f.. 1 I I r
her eager question. I slowly to the edge of the platform, while
When .Mark Twain lectured recently at
a town in Massachusetts it was arranged
that T. B. Aldrich, the poet, should in
"What nonsense !",
"I think otherwise.
No. Why do you ask ?" he stammer-
the anmzed poet resumed his .chair, the
Will yOU promise " I l,Tr?f r0n,arL-011. T.aia anil
. . . uuuivri.u iuu.i..nvi. ua v f v'
witn nje 7 ; I w-n j. n.... 1 1 1 ' j tu i .- i
niw HIM luaii JUOl IhVIUC UUL I IUCU, 111 11ICUU Ml. AlUllOU a Wlilg to
"I see no harm in making the promise," of this room, and down stairs? I met him tell vou who I was. but I would rather
aid the other laughing, "always provid- j on the stairs, and he didn't even look at J not he knows me too well."
ment to as much silver as was thrown out
of use by the German depreciation ?
A Ultimately, just about the same
amount, and thus restore the equilibrium.
Q Why not increase the weight of the
silver dollar, say from 1G to lb' to 1, iu
order to insure justice ?
A Because such an increase, in addi
tion to the new value acquired by the use
of silver money, would render the. silver
dollar more valuable thau the gold dollar,
and this would drive the silver dollar out
Q But suppose the silver dollar, even
at the rate of lGto 1, should still become
more valuable than the gold dollar ?
A Then it would lead to ah agreement
with other nations using-silver as money
to fix the ratio at 13$ to 1 the world over
the ratio now prevailing in the Latin
Q Would this insure a permanent
equalization of the two metals as money ?
A With the concurrence of all the lead
ing commercial nations of the world, it
Q- But, in the event that those prog
nasticatious fail, and ti e silver dollar shall
not be worth more thaa 93 cents, will not
an injustice be done tl.e creditor ?
A Because the great bulk of the pres
ent debts were contracted at a time and in
a currency when the creditors loaned only
about 80 or 85 cents in gold, and expected
to be paid iu the same currency. They
will not be swindled if they receive from
10 to 15 per cent, more than they loaned,
over aud above the interest.
Q Does this apply to the public credi
tors, the holders of government bonds?
A Only in part.
Q Then, will not the public creditors
be defrauded by payment in silver?
A Because Congress pledged the faith
of the nation, aud the bonds expressly stip
ulate payment, not in gold, but 'in coin
of the standard value of the United States
on July 14, 1870,' which included silver as
well as gold.
Q Did the foreign purchaser of the
bonds so understand it ?
A Undoubtedly; else they would not
have bestirred themselves so vigorously to
bring 'about the demonetization of the
metal, and thus enhance the value of the
credits, by making them payable in the
Q Wherein, then, consists the swindle
which is so generally charged in this 6il-
vr dispute ? ' '
A In the original aud surreptitious de
monetisation scheme, which sought to
contract the coin currency in the interest
of the money lenders.
Q What effect will the remonetization
of silver have on .resumption ? .
A It. will hasten resumption by adding
hundreds of millions to the coin resources
of the nation.
THE CLOCK OF CLOCKS.
From tne Beading (Pa.) Eagle.
In Mengel's building is now on exhibi
tion in all probability the most wonder
ful clock in the world. It was built by
Stephen D. Engle, a watchmaker at Hazle
ton. He is about forty-five years of age,
and was about. -twenty years in per
fecting the clock. Mr. lleid paid Engle
$5,000 for it.Engle never saw theStras-
burg clock. In fact, he has not traveled
more than two hundred miles from home South are Pr but enjoys sounder health
at any time. This clock stands eleven " wcnt lnw training tor a long race with
feet high. At its base it is about four poverty immediately after the war-col-
wide, and at the top about two. It is ,aPse ln lbj. V U. Mar
about three feet deep at the base, grand-
ually less towards the top. Its colors are The New Y'ork Commercial Advertiser,
dark brown and cold. The Strasbnrs: said to be one of Mr. Conklinir's orrans.
- n o 1
clock is thirty feet high, yet its median- says "The Republican party has no negro
ism is not intricate, nor has it as many vote." This is inaccurate; or rather, the
figures as the Hazleton clock. The Stras- statement is too sweeping. In nearly all
burg clock's figures are about three feet of the Southern States, there isnoRepub-
high, and the American clock about nine Ucan party; iu the few remaining States
inches. Three minutes before the hour it is rapidly dwindling away. Since the
a pipe organ inside the clock plays an colored element of the Union isiieginning
anthem. It has five tunes. Bells are to understand how it has been duped ajid
then rung and when the hour is struck misled by the Republican party, it is not
double doors in an alcove open and a ng- improbable that but little time will elapse
ure of Jesus appears. , Double doors to before the remark of the Commercial Ad
the left then open, and the apostles ap- vertiser will be verified, and the party that
pear slow4y, one by one, in procession.- obeys Conkling's will, indeed, "have no
As they appear and pass Jesus they turn j negro vote.'
towards him, Jesus bows, the apostle turns
again and proceeds through the double Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., has been appoint-
doors in an alcove on the right. As Peter ed Special Assistant U. S. District Attor-
approaches Satan looks out of a window ney of New York. This young gentleman
above and tempts him. Five times the has just completed his law studies, and it
devil appears, and when Peter passes, is inferentialthat the appointment was
denying Christ, the cock flaps its wings made for the love the President bears the
and crows. When Judas appears Satan departed Ciesar. The Grants arc a luckj
comes down from his window and follows crowd.
Judas as in the procession, and then goes
back up to Iiia place to watch Judas, ap
pearing on both sides. As the procession
has passed, Judas and the three Marys
disappear and the doors are closed. The
scene can be repeated seven times in an
hour if necessary, and the natural motion
The latest rumor from Rome is, that
when the present Pope dies the Italian
and German governments will do their
best to secure the election of Cardinal
Yau.IIoheulohe to the tiara. His Emi
nence is one of the youngest members of
of the clock produces it four times per the Sacred College, having been born in
hour, whereas the Strasburg procession is
made but once a day, at 12 o'clock. Be
low the piazza is the main dial, about
thirteen inches in diameter. To its right
is a figure of Time with an hour glass.
Above this is-a window, at which appear
figures representing youth, manhood and
old age. To the left of the dial is a skele
ton, representing Death
1823. He was created a Cardinal in 185G,
when Pius IX. was extremely anxious to
conciliate the Prussians in general and
MEHEMET ALPS WIT.
Mehemet Ali, the founder of the Egypt
When the hour J ruled by his grandson, the present Khe-
haud approaches the first quarter Time dive, was a soldier, a statesman and a
reverses his hour glass and strikes one law-giver. Though w holly uneducated,
on a bell with his scythe, when another he was a man of genius, and a natural
bell inside responds; then Childhood ap- ruler of men.- "He found,"' says a writer,
pears instantly. When the hour hand recalling the boasf of Augustus that he
approaches the second quarter or half found Rome of brick and left it of marble,
there are heal d the strokes of two bells, "he found all Egypt a chaos; he left it
Then the Youth appears, and the organ a country."
plays a hymn. After tins Time strikes Mehemet, though wanting in culture,
two and reverses his hour glass, when two had quick mother-wit, and w as as ready
bells respond inside. One minute after with a retort as a Frendiman. While he
this a chime of bells is heard, when a fold- Was building the canal which connects the
ing door opens in the porch and one at Xile with the sea of Alexandria, he asked
the right of the court, when the Saviour a French engineer what he thought of the
"Your Highness must pardon my sug
cresting," replied the Frenchman, "that
your canal will be very crooked."
"Do your rivers An France run in
comes walking out. Then the apostles
appear in procession. The clock also
tells of the moon's changes, the tides, the
seasons, days and day of the month and
year, aud the signs of the zodiac ; aud on
the top a soldier in armor is constantly straight line ?" abruptly asked Mehemet
on guard, walking back and forward. As "Certainly not," answered the aston
the hours advance, Manhood, Old Age ighed Frenc"jllliail.
and Ueatn tase part in tne pauoiama. 4vi,o miUie. them ? Was it not, Allah ?"
"Assuredly, your Highness," replici
The cotton crop for theast eight years the Frenchman, thinking the Pacha's wi
has been 31,570,212 balesj For the eight must be waudering.
years ending with 1861, rhen slave labor "Well, then," replied Mehemet, witl
was used, the crop was 28,797,841 bales, an air of one who had led his antagonis
That is, the crop fftrejg1it years of free right up to a fact which settled the qnes
. , -...1 i 1. ; 1 . . i . 1 1 a i a . 1
labor nas Deen iucreaseu.u;i iuico miir 1 tiou, "110 you iuiuk mai enner you or
lions of bales on the crop of the corres- know better than Allah how water ough
ponding period when slave labor was used. J to run ? I imitated him in my canal; other
The cotton crop is said to be new more j wise, it would soon have been a dry ditch
free than ever before, and with It has not a canal."
been raised a supply of food far greater j "The Frenchman was silenced, but not
than slavery ever compassed. The mon- j convinced," remarks Mr. De Leon, who
ey value of the thirty-one and a half mil- j tells the story; "and the canal is certain
lion bales of cotton produced in the last j ly very crooked still."
eight years has been over two thousand
million dollars- in gold, and over-two
thirds of this value has been .exported.-- Patterson's days oi innocence wcr
Bah Ob. . Upentm a, newspaper -office.
Under this had wc clip the following
from toe Independents . , .T t1 ( (.
Lutheranism hs -tbecn the;, prevailing
religion in Norwayy Sweden, and Denmark
for nearly three centuries, it has been and
is the Established Church, and untjll late t
in the present century tolerated no dissent.
The Roman CathUcigion .was wholly-
proscribed, and &reigncxai!weJ!e only ,
ed to AVorshijkwfltiirjJwBHtyLon Jh ,
condition. thatfakiattnlpt wejmetj g -
prosciyungj . 1 hp .f.uthejtlnf A2f$X& i.fp&.k
beginning of the present centuf dnot
possess' an active spiritual life,t &A. gae,
that ceremonial -worship AYaiviobsryr
ed-rin the splendid ixhujpii a,d Lu
theran Moefcrine was preached . froia 'the "
pulpits ; but spiritual death, reigned ev
erywhere. Since that period : various .influ
ences have been operating to bring about a
change. "The religious movements of br
other lands," as the London Congregation- ;
dZiif ;pointa out, "have nrade their Influence 7
felt mT Scandinavia." The pietybf the' "
Lutherans has become more earnest and
more aggressive, and the spirit of intol
erance is being gradually melted away.
English and American Baptist and the
American Methodists are cultivating the
field with marked success, and even Roman
XJatholicism, which was formerly severely "
persecuted, has been allowed td obtain a
foothold in. the country. The dissenting
clement is steadily increasing in strength
and influence; and, though still laboring
under restrictions and in the face of oppo
sition and persecution, the Methodists, the
Baptists, and the Catholics are firmly es-r
Each of the three kingdoms Denmark,
Norway and Sweden shares in the revival
of religious activity which we have referred
to as prevailing in the Lutheran Church.
In Denmark the State Churches, which wete
formerly closed to week-day service, are
now open to prayer and 'missionary -meetings,
efforts are being made to supply tiie
spiritual needs of destitute fields in city and
country, and Sunday-schools are being or
ganized in all parts of the kingdom. The
Danish Missionary Society is generously
suppored, and a really extensive work is
being done in the printing and circulation
of the Bible. The American 3Iethodi9ts,in
the face of serious obstacles, have estab
lished a mission, Which will soon grow into
an annual conference. They have a total
of C99 communicants, with 39" preaching
places, and 17 missionaries, local preachers
and exhorters. rhey have, clearof debt,
about $46,000 worth of property.
In Norway, as in Denmark the 6tate is
supreme in the regulation and control of
the Church. The Church suffers greatly for
the lack of clergy. In many cases there
are four churches under the care of one
pastor, and. consequently, many pnlpits are
occupied not oftener thau once a month. .
The American Methodist Mission in Norway
was organized last year into an annual con
ferenee. Bishop Andrews, who visited the -mission
in 1876, says there are no legal ob
structions in its way. Church property is
held regularly" by" trustees, and the minis
ters have full liberty to perform the rite of
marriage, and to administer the Lord's Sup
per and baptism. Those who wish to. ex
cept youths under nineteen years of" age,
mav withdraw, from the Established Church
by notifying their pastor, and join the
Methodists, who have, however, to pay tax-
3 for the support of the Establishments.
he conference now has '2,7 v)3 members (an
ncrease of 291), 27 missionaries and local
preachers, and 17 churches. Fhe bishop
thinks Methodism has done much to quicken
fi-lorious life in the State Church.
Although Sweden and Norway are under
he same'erown, there is less liberty for
lissenters in the former than in the latter.
t is Bishop Andrews' testimony that, though
Methodism has not been legally recognized,
the interpreration of the laws is generally
favorable to our work. Our nunisters
ireacli, administer the sacraments, solem
nize matrimony, "ami bury the- dead almost
without obstruction. One prosecution was
ittempted by a Lutheran minister against
one 01 t lie prcneuers ior oapusing wiinm.
lis parish ; .hut the judge would not en
tertain the charge. In the chief centers of
population public sentiments forbids .any
interference with our work, and many kind
recognitions of its value are given." The
Baptists are less fortunate. When they en
tered Sweden upward of 25 years ago, the
laws agamst separatists were put in actfve
operation against thein, and they have en-
duren severe persecutions irom mai wme, 10
the present. Their .ministers have, not yet
been granted liberty to preach. The past
year a theological stndent was imprisoned
1 das tor preaching against the prolnoi-
t ion of a parish council. But the Baptists
believe that the day ot deliverance draws
near. One indication of this is that in the
revival last winter State Church ministers
worked harmoniously-vvith Methadists and
Baptists. The latter have now 240 church
es. Itfof which were organized in 1876, .S3
meeting-houses, and 11,518 members, the
baptisms in 1876 numbering 1142. The
Methodist conference has 53 ministers and
59 assistants and local preachers. 125 Sunday-schools,
5.663 members, and 31 church
es. The Baptists raised for various pur
poses the very large sum of 106,082 rix dol
lars. The pietistic clement is much larger in
the national church in Sweden than it is in
Norway. In the-latter the pietists are known
as omrnl ter ; In the former they have an or
ganization known as the Evangelical Lu
theran Missionary Union, The Union has
become widely extended, and its mission
houses, which are springing up everywhere,
are generally crowded. The services in theni
are usually conducted by laymen, who are
called readers. The differences between this
anfl the other party in the Establishment
are' increasing, "and ii i thought that a sep
aration will take place ere long.