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VOLUME XXYL-NTJMBER 14.
T J. T. TUQWBKIKCK.
The wgon. witti h.j,b, fUrtlca b-4
Of tMKiKbbU gw-U. l at tbe .cataj
Tho th&ilDn dsrVen tWa U rvJ ;
Why doc Uie oU mn wait !
IIoito, bedttd, rockioe-ctiAtr.
Untwed ttbk. with herU hi ir-
Vhittvrr the cradftM ""flT'SL.
lies boildled and hrp4 aad toraUrd Uer.
A aicUncbotj (rvigbtl
Of HLk richer! the Wmtr J. .
"JTow air thb pn-ciotu pUe rum!
X bUnkrt and ted for Li old rT; bead.
Hard ra-e. I hot ftaj aar that ite
Mtutharearan. IU be Uei
And jmLbrrvl in U nsina.
On the doorUoc wrarr and worn and pay t
m , XaldaaiincbuoUa place.
Taking a lart aar xtr ,
LutA U Toon tX the fcrat uarn duor.
On the cvfttr nvr fiim ue tc iw -
JLIl tbe rainaefbla-afe liar pine bewre.
And bj abunia be care to iuj
OBlraatoulwfth brkxiilrs ,
Ia kit, and a jut Lei .tbout a bail.
Tbe barnea 1 go be from Wk and pec.
Dreary ahadoa bane from the waa.
No frintvllr whl dj from ahed vt atalL
' er unmilked 1 wfrra wtlumitoe caU :
- The poultry ar,d pie bare TanMiM, aJ
IW k to the Sour yard wU Le cot.
Fur a iai ting luuL, a faiewtli onnk.
And po! mJ f-r bin. cm the brink,
UItn the i .en caiuc la from the banrw bat .
ITuw blcM'Uy cool the dranjbt, bow itwL
TU ms any now to think
What-- A4ricarrfuL prwptToaa Me
Oni nlleil the yard, eode-wUte now
When be A oold ay to bia pltM, prood lie.
That, tbe farm aapt-artd, om-bow,
More th-iftr and cherry than other men a,
"With it, cattle in paatore and awme in pcua,
lUeatin? f lambe and cackle of beua,
AnA well atored crib and mow.
Tbe ea rlr y tr of their prond aoeceai.
Tl war of failure aud btntual blame.
Are p irf, tth the toU that i bappineaa.
A bd the atrife that waa aurrow and abame.
She uk to Liu bptful and atnrof and fair
New wtwia tbe aad wraith aitUn there.
With ber bnrden of grief and her old thin hair
I lowed orrr her feeble frame I
"I you remember !
TVt w11 " li said.
. .ti,.v tLt SQinmn when jane waa born.
bh im-d to ataod in tbe old nouJe-ue
Ad blow the dinner horn.
In after yeare r climb a rail
Of the door yard fence, for a cheery bail
Tb en ran to tbe curb for a bnmminje pail,
AVben I came up from the corn. '
Vthy think of her bow f against wboa name
lUa bpa and heart long ainre were aealed j
Wboa9 mt-mory in their liTta became
A Borrow that nerer haa bealvd.
ITer a tei ia un the creaking atalr,
llerirhh image ia ererywhere !
lie heara her laaghtcr. be aeea her hair
lllow back in the wind, aa ahe cornea to bear
ill lancheon to tbe Held.
T waa a terrible wrong! Tbe old wife apoke,
Swarinj, ber gannt frame to and fro.
"lllaayitaow!71 Her atralned rolce broke
"U baunU me awake. It haonta me aiJoep,
AM alnc baa been ao hard to kjt
m Jour I Bat the.-e t a grief too deep
For errr atnan to know ! "
A qnarer of angulak aboek hi tone.
Ilia look waa pierrod with a kern remorae ;
-Tbe blame. I aappowe, waa all my own ,
And I bare im heart, fcourfcol m
ireatIIeaTen bor any grief to hide'
lifting hia gluumy hat ftaide,
lie bwked up. haggard and boUow-eyed,
JJke one whose burning aonl bad dried
Ilia tear at thticwry s-.urce.
"X net I don't wean that, she wept .
"1 vefelt m suflVrioi, many adari
And often at nicht, whrn joa thoa-ht I tdept.
And hen 1 be beard )wi pray.
futil it ftwinrd that my brirt vuuld bnwt.
And aa fur the bbune. vnu know, at first,
J claiutrd juo were rUht, and dLl my worst
To force Lor to ouej .
"Kor tbe dream of onrUrc bid brru to make
Oor J ane a Ud t fi t fr lord .
Our scheme w em all for our children a nake.
And It ecmed a cruel itvard.
To aw her with earelesa actrn refuse
JW all the. argument we coiUd us
The? man you most approTod, and cbousa
The one you moat abhorred.
" Jiut when abn bal cbiMen, and all aa dooe.
Ton nevdu't barn beru m bird and stern j
WVmtebt harefurinentbenoi'r drircrtK',
A na wctiiavri her ret aru.
Voa nerer coald know bat she wa to me,
Yoa never will know bow Ijrarn to ace
' lj child ajptin bow bimirkly
I yearn, and )ttin, aud yeatnl
She rbnne for heraelf, and who can t II I
' , She braced yiHir ill It's true, awl yet
Bbe mar, for all that, liave cho-n wall v
And bow ran e ftiret f
W rUMie fir a bee. and nnawaren.
Unshed with L-r into a rich man's snares,
"Who fancied oa up in his loMe affWint.
And dragged o down with dtbt."
"Well, well ' "with a heavy algb " It "a go!
Iharvatlrenalwavsiae. Ah, Jane!
Sutue tbm'n miht not Im dons jnt m,
If they were to do a-ain.
Bat Abcei dead and t be farm b gmc ,
or bnpe. and all that we bwilt them on,
JViends. wealth, are scattered hither and yon,
Aud only ourselves remain.
Tb-e boughs ill Umunm and fruita will fall
The aame When I changed the orchard lot.
And fVoced it all mith good rt-wf wall,
Atnl vbraned the garden plot.
And boilt tbe arbor aud planted tree.
Aud made a home for our pride and rase,
V httle tliougbt theae were all to pleae
Strangers who knew n not
"Others will reap where e hare town ;
Jlnt others ueTcr can understand
What waUhfol care these tirlds bare known.
Or how 1 loced the Land.
Here maids will marry and babe be burn.
The sun wQl ahine on the wheat and corn.
Crops lte gathered and ahewp be shorn,
flat by a stranger' hand.
'-Come, ife' ' With bitterest. Tain regret,
Uemembering ah good thing that were.
The old man y at can half forget
Ilia wom, la pity of ber.
She entered, a young man's happy bride.
She crowned hi home with hope and pride.
And now goes forth by an old man'a aide,
A wrary wanderer.
With alow, dtaconAolate. broken talk.
They look their but, and m the cate ;
Tbe wagon U gone, and they tunut walk
A mile, aud It a growing late.
She brara a larccl, be lift a pack ;
Hut what do they ace there, up tbe track.
Against the sunset, homing black f
"Th strange! the nagon Is coming bak.
With its melancholy freight.
And what b the driver shrieking out 1
Now Heaven, for a moment, keep them sane
-Turn about ! turn about ! " they bar him about,
Aa hetlouriahes whip and rein
"You'i e a home and a good friend yet, you'll find ! "
A coach Is following close behind i
A face a Toice Oh, Heaven be kind 1
Oh, Tips that tremble, and tears that blind !
"I KNOW IT."
At so vent eon years of age I was more of a man
than I ever have lwc-n since. I wore a long-tail-ad
coat and loots (to which tbe appnrtenance
of spurs were generally added), a moustache
Was quuej tisiuiouu iuy mni 'l', auu n vwu-
scloasuess of ripe maturity never left my mind.
I was studying for the legal profession, but at
the time of which J write I was spending iny
lutomer vacation at my father's bouse in the
Though so manly (almost soldier-like, as I
faucied)in my appearance, my inner was not
to stem as my outer mau. I Uvcd my mother
with childish tenderness, aud sooner than pain
her pione heart, I munnuringly accompanied
hex every Sunday to the village church, to list
en to long sermons of which 1 could not hear a
word, for the tremulous accents of the very aged
minister who conducted the services were so
faint. Though incited by love and duty to sub
ject myself to this weekly penance (well de
terred by my weekly sius(, my conscience did
not prevent me from whiling away the time by
such amusements as lav at hand that, namely,
of observing and speculating on the countenan
ces of my neighbors.
The pbysioguoiny which interested me more
than all others, was that of a young girl who
ut not far from us. The face, from, tirst elicit
ing my careless admiration, gradually absorbed
my whole attention. It was very beautiful, but
apart from that, it possessed the greatest inter
est for me. Xever had 1 seen a countenance
-which denoted so much seuiibUity; each emo
tion of her mind was plainly written upon it by
Us qnick delicate change; nothing was want
ing but the key of a corresponding degree of tan
sibilit in the beholder, to read her tender, in
, noeent soul like an open book. For hours I gaz
ed and speculated on that fairvoung face, I
thonght how sad would 1 the lot of so sensi
tive a being should fate unite her to one who
would not knew Low to read aright, to whom
the varying expression of that sweet counte
nance would le bnt a blank; who wonld bo
able to see in it only its coarser part beauty of
feature. There was no end to the reveries into
'whieh-thoe swift-coming Hashes led me.
f Souiefamiv by chance, the fair object ot ray
fancies wunld catch lay eye, or without looking
at me, in to know that I was gazing at her,
mniTX wlciedlyVUIIghted in .noting the. blush
hieh deepened ou her cheek until I withdrew
One Sunday I hippeued, in coming out of
rn to be cluae to iuy lovely neighbor ini-
7YM"'y oeiuwi tier mv liana actnaiiv xoucn
tbu ""J "acIoih garments. I felt an'irresUt-
ZLr orce iwr tu some way to nonce
JJ-ltoWr-tu occasion oue of those
1. Aort6! "'Mbing-I knew nf what.
Ittinnili r U lmlert'n,'I't roxcomb as 1 was,
12 bKWfnd- iii.mTeMe insd
ntred In v -" : "iUu uw to
remember, I whis-
... .t rar;
"You are Terry prcttjl"
Never was I more aarprisod than xshexx aba
"I know it!"
I was absolutely startled- I had exected a
gilent, conscions liltuli an indignant glance
anything rather than this cool I know it."
As much as I had disliked heretofore attend
Ing the village chnrclit tho next week dragged
along slowly enough, and when Sunday came
again my mother and I were early seated in
our pew, and I impatiently waited for tbe arri
val of m 2oeIy enigma. I tried to prepare
Myself for disappointment, "I have ben thiuk
jng and dreaming about an ideal,' I said to wy
nelf "deautless when the young lady heroelf
appear, all my fine imaginings will vanish
there can be no donbt my fancy has been play
ing tricks with me, inventing a mere country
maiden with transcendent graces and charms
While I was reasoning thus to luyaelf, the young
Worshiping an ideal!" My nioat charming
remembrance did not begin to do justice to the
beautiful reality. A soul fall of tenderness and
sensibility eemcd to have found a fitting home
in a person and face of perfect loveliness and
She blushed when, looking round, sh chanc
ed o wo me, and again the play of expression
on her features, which bad to interested ine
formerly, charmed me.
The tuoro I Mudied her faco the mure I seem
ed to sef iuto tho pure drpthsuf her eoul. I
could have ntaked my life on her ax uolilemf
thonght and ileed.
As we returned home, I described my fair
neighbor, and asked my mother who she was.
Her namcy" my mother said, "is Grace LVn
n y, aud fcho ih the most sujerior joun, woniau
i" have ever in my whole life met with. It ti
too hooii t think of Mich things yet," she con
tinued, suiiliug, 'but soma years hr-nce I would
maVo me happy to sen my dear son married to
jnt such a woman."
"Xot nnito so fat, mother," said I, laughing
agoiMl deal to hide a little boish eiubarraM
ment which I nas anxious to conceal.
I found that CI nice had become a constant U
itor at my mother's, and 1 did not fail to im
prove the onpnitiinity of becoming better ac
quainted with her.
(irate snett, noble Grace, with her childlike
simplicity aud senitie woman's heart who
could resist her t I could not ; my whole aoul
was hers. Inainl at niggled iu vain had I
called tipou my auity (ofnliichl had plenty
to invoke) to save me from tbe mortification of
loving without return. I could not stein nor
control t lie passiou which, strong as a mighty
whirlwind, had seized me,
Oue evening I sat by the piano, while Grace
saug to me, aud dear Grace's varying color and
glistening eyei suggested sweet hope? to my
vanity. I fancied 1 saw love In IIioms bright,
ilewy rys, aud on tho-se soft, mnsic-breathing
It was tbe last reningof my vacation, aud
surely I read a gentle farewell thought in
Grace's face. I u at beside myself with joy at
the idea I was as if in i blissful dream a rap
ture of lore. As Grace rose to leave tbe piano,
I caught her hand, aud unable longer to repress
the one thonght that filled my heart, I exclaim
"Graces dear Grace with all my soul I love
She lifted her large, soft eyes and said, fclowly,
as a mischievous smile stole over her face :
I know it."
She was gone before I bad time to prevent it,
or recover from my surprise.
The next day I returned to college, rxiectiug
to complete my studies in another jear. A
ear! How long to be absent from the" beloved
being who was to mo henceforth and forever,
whether she returned my love or not, the nucle
us armind which all my thoughts would revolve.
I need not say how often her strange aud unsatis
factory answertormeutcd me, I perceived in her
rejwtiiion i i lie. same wnnis, liar remembrance
i1 tlie lime ne nan iisetl
Used them before; and this, t
then, was the jutt
I tortured mvtelfhv brinirinir thi whole scene 1
again ami again to inrmorv my passionate dec
laration of love, and her provoking reply, "I
know It." "The denee yuu do!' thought I,
Mimel imes. "1 wish I had (wisst'itsed the wit to
hive left jou a little more uuc-fitain."
I often wondered that I waaab'n tostudy-at
all at this time, fur Grae was never absent
from m v thoughts she had hfime the dream
of my life, t ! tthjeet of all my love) ttomiets,
which had until now, hecii scattered on various
rival Ueauticn. I did study, however, and study
hard, and atthneiidnrtlieter.il passed exami
nation, with high huor ninth to iuy dear
mother's pride and. joy.
I determined to be wiser when I saw Grace
again to discover ltcynud a doubt ifl wire in
deed beloved liefore I committed myself as X had
In order to satisfy myself on this ioint, and
perhaps also to gratify a little phjne, when I
returned homo I did not go immediately to ieo
Grace, but waited till, at my mother's summons,
fcho spent ati evening with ns. Kveu then,
though my heart was full of tenderness for her,
I affected a coolness. I had made upiuymind
to play a part, and sutreras I might, I would
act it out. There was a young lady staying
with my mother at tins time, who dearly loved
to ilirt, and I was quite willing to contribute to
her amusement. 1 devoted myself to her tbe
whole eveninz. aud felt the sweetest nain I ever
experienced, when I saw, by Grace's dear, i
channing, sensitive face, that she was deeply I
AVheu this foolery had leen carried to its t
height, I perceiv ed Grace suddenly rise and step j
llirilll'!l tli.1 niipn wiiulftu.' am t (tti tli niriTTi 1
Iua few moment's I followed her; she had re
tired to a little dittauce from the window, and
stood with her head leaning against the railing,
weeping. Stealing softly behind her, I passed
my arm around her, and whispered:
'Ah, dearest Grace. do voudenv it I You lovo
There was a little pause; then, laughing, yet
still half crying, Grace turned aside herhead,
aud said :
"Alas! I know it V
Crenrfa, tbe Composer, Telle tbe Ortglat rtbc
Mr. F. Xicholas Crouch, of Baltimore, writes
ns follows "The ballad, 'Kathleen Mavonr
nceii,' which ushers a once prosperous gentle
man into notoriety in the Old World, was a
i ni pie portraiture of a man's feelings actuated
by the devotion expressed in the lyric of the
song referred to.M I read those words, aud ''in
my mind's eye," saw the scene before me the
situation, cause and effect. It wasau uutraiu
meled outpouring of a mau's soul at the shrine
of her whom nature had created his own. Theru
was no necessity for grandiloquent thought ; no
occasion for dramatic display of action; no re
quirements of abstruse harmonies, to make tbe
subject at once the adopted offspring of the pub
lic. Under these impressions, on horseback en the
banks of the Tamar, in Devonshire, I wrote the
melody, and became so Infatuated with my own
creation, that I determined to personate the he
ro of the song before a Plymouth audience, al
though at the time commercially connected
with a firm in London, and representing its iu
terets abroad, previous to which I had figured
in the concert rooms and theatres of the metrop
olis as a player and soloist of the violincello,
commencing at the age of nine jearsC But, de
voted as I waa to my profession, the birth-right
of my family, I found, as I advanced in life, lit
tle of emolument was made by the labor of lov e
I attached to It. Like other aspirant In life's
lottery, I had taken to myself a wife, and chil
dren were fast gathering around toe.
Hence my change of situation and departure
from following music as a profession. Commer
cial engagements now absorbed my mind, and
the interests of my firm (Chapmaa fc Co., Lon
don) demanded all the emergencies and time I
had. Bnt the old leaven would burst forth.
despite my obligation, and in one of these fits of
abstraction, aioeita timuexi cinty, i sketcnea
"Kathleen Mavourneeu." Thus was my crea
ution begotten, and so she became the adopted
child of the world. In the Plymouth assembly
rooms, Plymouth, Devonshire, West of England,
I saug the soug to large audiences, and, within
a week of its public performance, I found my
self engaged for two sets of concerts, and prof
its accruing every hour.
There was no evading tbe pressure, and so
cirenmstanees forced me back into my former
profession, iu returning to which I made a gift
of the copj right to Mrs. P. E. Rowe, wife of the
man at.whoiecoucerts I was called npoa toning
it, and wherever I went, its popularity made
me a willing impersonator of its simple merits.
Of course its access reawakened the dormant
fires of creative thonght. My old associates,
Mrs. Crawrord, Mrs. A My, Mrs. Norton, all con
tributors to the Metropolitan Jdctriac, enlisted
mv interesU in their lyrical w ritini. It was a
uuion oi iceiing, tuougnt anu sentiment, ana so i
ic ballad writer I have been. During my aojonrn
in Plymouth, I wrote 4Wonhl I Were With
Thee,' Mrs. Norton; The Widower," andWe
Parted In Silence," by Mrs. Abdy; "Sing to
Me, Nora." Mrs. Crawford: The idow to Her
Child," Thomas Blake, all of them repnblished
in this country, bnt offering me no compensa
tion whatever, aud in only one single instance
have I received remuneration for my writings
here, although a resident and natu rallied citi
zen of Auierlcaupwardsof thirtyyears. "Kath
leen Mavourneeu' has over thirty different edi
tions published in the United States, from the .
sale of which I leceived not a cent. So much for
the waut of an international eopvright law.
Was this equitable and justifiable law En force
at the present time, 1 could once morerrsnme
my rightful position, a prosperous geutlcman.
As it is, my necessities compel mo to labor aa a
common mechanic for a beggarly stipend of less
than a dollar per diem, two-third of my time
out of eiuploj intnU Crunch denies that Cora
Pearl, the queen of the Paris duil moude, UhLs
DEVOTED TO THE
POBTY" TEABS AGO.
How wondrooa are the than gee,
Since forty years ago,
"When curia wore woolen dresses.
And boys wore pante of tow.
When shoes were made of calf-skin,
And anekt of home-spun wool.
And children did a half-dar'a work,
Ik-fare the hour of acbooL
Tbe girls took mnale lessona
Upon the spinning wheel.
And practiced lato and early
On spindle swift, and reel t
Tbe boya would ride -bare-backed" to null.
A dozen mile or so.
And hurry off before 'twas day
Some forty yeara ago.
Tbe people rod to meeting
In sleds. Instead of Irigha,
-i And waguaa rode aa easy
- Aa baggie, now-a-davs j
And eien answered weU fur team.
Though now they are too slew j
Por people lived not half so fast,
flume forty yeara ago.
Oh. weU do I remember
That WUlaon'a patent stove.
That fsther bought and paid for
In cluth ear girls bad wore i
Anl bow the iiriehbors onlered
When we got the thing to go ;
They raid 'twould butt" and kill us all,
Some forty yeara ao.
Yea, everything la different
From what it sm1 to waa,
Fur men are always tampering
With tiod a great natural la;
And wLatoneaith we're coming to
lloes anyliudy kuowl
For everr thing baa changed so much.
Since forty w ago.
PLANETS IN SKPTESIBER.
Jupiter is morning star, and holds tho palm
among tbe radiant throng th.it in the muall
hours of the night make the star-lit canopy of
heaven glorious to behold, lie has the advan
tage of Venus in oue respect, for his light is
brought out in grand pro trt ions agaiut the
dark background of tho aky, while tbe disc of
Venus loses a jtortion of its golden radiance in
the bright glow of twilight. Tbe morning sky
presented a brilliant scene, a week ago, to an
observer early in the field. Pre-emiueut among
the glittering host shone the lordly Jupiter,
beaming with wonderful l;ght as, well above
the horizon, he rose grandly towards the zenith,
the acknowledged leader of the radiant throng.
The brightest stars that crown the night did
homage to their lord. Saturn, bis subordinate
in hize, abone In serene light, higher up iu ttio
heavens, almost in line with the glimmering
Pleiades, aud forming a fine contrast iu color
with ruddy Aldebarau. The constellation of
Orion filled the south-east, its starry feet mark
ing the equator, and its leading brilliant. Betel
guew, glowing as far below tho pnncely planet
as Capella shone high above him. The night
was lnmiuous with the tremulous brightness of
the stars, and the picture was ono of exceeding
beauty. Two months beuce, the same scene
will grace tbe evening honrSj bnt it will not be
as Impressive as it is when viewed iu tbe Milcmn
silence that fills the bonrs before the breaking
of tbe dawn.
Jupiter reaches quadrature at C o'clock on the
morning of the 2&1. The magnificent planet
then haugs, self-poised, half way between con
junction and opposition, ninety degrees front
each point, rising about miduigbt, aud reaching
thu meridian about 8 o'clock in tbe morning.
Thenceforth, he will be nearer tbe earth than
the sun, will increase rorrcspoudiugly in size,
become a prominent object of interest in tbe
eastern sky during the evening, and delight tbe
eyes of astronomers, who w ill eagerly watch for
changes In the prominent markings that last
year diversified his disc. His diameter now
measures thirty-live seconds. At opposition, iu
lWtMiiilor if will iiit"i,fim fiirlv.firrt ic-iinnl.
iiM i.:ch UOrthejn declination is worth v of note.
ttfuz umnt twentv-thrte degnvs. This ac
counts for his bein seeu wo far to the north.
Jupiter rises on the first, alout twenty min
ute lieforemidrighr. At the end f the month,
ho rises at 10 o'clock iu the evening.
Saturn ii morning star, but yields pre-eminence
to Jupiter iu Hi7o aud brightness. His
progress during the mouth is marked by no in
cident w orthy of note. This distinguished meui
iMTuf the solar family is steadily coming nearer,
and has iui far advanced toward hism-arc-t ap
proach, or opposition, that, at tho end of the
mouth, bis nerene face will come glowing nlove
the horizon at H o'clock in the evening, to be
followed, two hours later, bv that of bin broth
er, Jupiter. Saturn plays tbe second part in the
picture of the September morning sky we have
iffuiimAil tit .Irraur Iliiltil fur TriMllltfl trt
.i... ..I-..... :u i.fad..MT.n-i..,LMi i
in tlie attention of the obsrnrr. wh.i will gl.ul-
lv welcome their aniwaranco in the evening sky.
tlinn.fd tln.P art still itifltlitml Itl tlie tlt (if
"morning stars. Saturn diameter is now almut
reflect more light thiu their immense distance
from the sun would warrant. It is not imp
would warrant. It is not tinprub- I
able that a portion of this light comes fiom
their own surfaces, lor ine larger me piauei,
the louger it takes to cool, and these giants of
tbe system are supposed to be in a condition
more nearly resembling that of the sun than
the earth. Saturn's declination is seventeen de
grees north, being six: degrees IessthanJiipiters.
tea turn rises now a lew miiime oeiore iv
o'clock in the evening; at the end of the mouth, j
he rises at 6 o'clock.
Neptune-is morning star, and retains his place ,
as neraiu oi ine morning irto, pursuing m uu
kmii path among tho utarx, witliont an llici.lent
. . .a . a: im. i
, iiuinuiiih ui- uu-
to ureaK too luoiwionous ruaiuir. iiio-w win
wish to trace his position on the star inapn will
finil itt on the ltf in riUt acenMon 3h. 7m.t
anil in declination 15 42' north.
Neptnne rise, now nliont half-past 9 o'clock in
tho evening; at tho close ot the month, he rises
about hair-past 7 o'clock.
Venus i evening star, and reigns with queen
ly and acknowledged power oer the morning
and evening stars, as well as tho niightr multi
tude of glistening suns tnat stud the celestial
track. No student of the skies will fail to grant
her the ascendency, or fail to note her increas
ing siio and brilliancy. Her diameter uovr
measures nearly twenty seconds, and at tho end
of tho month it will measure twenty-six sei ouds.
It must be remembered that the m,rc her diam
eter increases, ana tho nearer sho approaches
tho earth, tho less of her enlighteneit disc is
turned towards us. If, when she paws between
us and the sun, Ler bright side were turned
towards ns, instead of her dark side, she would
lio a glorious planet, snch as never was seen by
The progress of Venus duriug September is
made specially interesting by the occurrence of
an important epoch in her eonrse. On the S7th.
at 3 o'clock iu tho morning, fcho reaches her
greatest eastern elongation, or most distant
point from the snn, on his eastern side. On the
lalth of February, sho was in superior conjunc
tion with tho sun, and became e eniug star. A
mouth or two later, sho was visible as a small
star, close to the sun, disappearing shortly after
sunset. Ever since, she has been travelling
eastward, setting later every evening, and grow
ing more brilliantly beautiful. On tho U7th,
she will reach the end of the invisible chain
that binds her tu tbe sun. Not a second further
can she swerve. The sun's resistless attraction
turns her course, and directs her retrograde
steps westw ard, until, in onr icw, she has re
trod the whole eastward course, and reached
her inferior conjnnction aud tmwit. Millions
of observers aro watching her receding steps
with eager interest, forthegual she is bound for,
ushers In tbo great astronomical event of the
year, if not of tho century. Vehus, at her
elongation, is iff 3G' east of the snn. As 15
represents one honr of time, it will be plain that
she can never be i.lble more than throe lionrs
after sunset; as the same laws prevail in re
versed order wheu she is morning star, for tbe
samo reason she can never lio seen more than
three hours before sunrise The increased ve
'locity of the plauet's motion will soon be appar
ent. While she has been nearly seven mouths
in passing from superior conjnnction to eastrrn
elongation, she will be less than three mouths
in returning from eastern elongation to inferior
conjunction. This most brilliant iiortion of her
course will form a planetary stmiy for the stn
dent of the. stars, as easily followed as it is in
teresting, and illustrative of the laws that gov
ern the movements of the inferior planets.
The work of getting ready for the observation
of the transit goes on with increasing ardor, as
the lime for.the occurrence of the phenomenon
draws near." Ai a moderate estimate, nearly a
hnudred transit parties have reached their des
tinations, are on tneir way mitntr, are making
ready for distant observing points, or are
strengthening their resources for work at home.
t m..ian ulmnomm are nerfee tin, their lilans.
Tbe commission havinir tlie matter in cliarge
has' been obliged to delay action, tor w ant ox
toe necesssary appropriation, liut mailers are
now in train loracuou. The stations have leeu
selected, and the leaders of the different pirties
enosen. mere win prouauiy ue iourHiuu3
in the Southern hemisphere. Oue is at the
Cape of Good Hope, under Prof. Neweomb's
charge; one at New Zealand, under Edwin
Smith, of the Coast Survey ; one at Santiago,
rrhili- nuder Prof. Boss, and one in Santa Cruz.
Patagonia, under Lieut. Very, of tho United
States Xavv. The principal observing stations
in the Korthern hemisphere will be Cedar Keys,
Florida, Sin Antonio, Texas, aud Fort Thorn,
New Mexico, under tbe charge of Professors
Hall, Harkuess aud Eastman, of the Naval Ob-,
aerratory, and Prof. Davidson, of the Coast
SnrTey. The United State, will bo reprf senteil
by some of hrr most famous astronomers, who
will do valiant work for the canst. Photogra
phy is the weapon with which they will make
the attack upon the snn and the fairest of his
daughters; it human skill can bo relied upou,
the snn himself will be made to record every
feafnre of the transit. Tlie French, who will
observe at eight stations in tho Western world,
dejiend ujiou rwntacts as their means of attack,
as also do the English aud Belgians, while the
tiermans hope to accomplish successful results
INTERESTS OF DONIPHAN COUNTY. Our
TROY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1882.
with the heliometer. The Germans, thus far,
have (elected two stations farther north than
those of otbeer foreign nations ; one at Hartford,
Conn., and the other at Aikan, S. C. The un
certainty of the weather in the north temperate
zone will prevent iu being largely chosen as an
observing locality; bnt some stations will. bo
chosen there, in order to bring the observers at
as, widely separated points as possible. It is
discouraging to thiuk that at only half oC these
stations clear weather may be reaoonably an
ticipated, and that this expenditnre of time,
labor and money will be all in vain, as regard
half tbe observers. Hut the other half may
have their labor crowned with a brilliant suc
cess that will make up for the disappointment,
and be rewarded by the gratitude of tbe genera
tions that will tread the earth In tbe one hun
dred and twenty-two years that will elapse be
fore another transit of Venus recurs, iu MUU1.
Venus sets on the 1st a few nnuutcs after 8
o'clock in the evening; at the clove of tho
month, ahe sets about half-past 7 o'clock.
Mercury is evening star, and contributes au
unusual sham to the incidents that diversify
the annals or the mouth. On the 2th, at G
o'clock in the afternoon, Mercury reaches his
greatest eastern elongation, tho day after Venn
has touched the some jtoint in her course. He
Is then 2iu lit' cast of tbe snn, while Veuus is a
little les than i(P SG'. Although ntt nearly his
maximum distance from tho sun, lie is unfavor
ably situated for observation, on account of his
southern decliualiou; for the farther north the
planets are, the better is the opiortnnity for
observing tliem. It Is the last time during tho
jear when there is the least prnlabilitv ot see
ing Mercury as evening star. This will be an
excellent opportunity for comparing the re
spective limits of the two planets as they travel
eastward from the sun. euns will be recog
nized by any who look at tbe western sky.
Mcrcnr will be found about midway between
Vcnns and the suu, seven degree farther north
than Venus. He sets, on the ath, about half
past G o'clock. Venus set?, on the same day,
about half-past seven o'clock.
OntheiMth, Mercury is in conjunction with
the- first magnitude star. Alpha Virgin!, or
Snica. The point f nearest approach occurs at
II uVIock In the morning, when they are twelve
nuuutes apart, Menur passing north. On tho
evenings of the l"th aud SOtli the planet and
star will be near, and au opera glass or small
telescope will bring them into the field, Mer
cury's position diflV-ring little from that marked
oit for tho riJth. Mercury sets, on the lUth,
about three-quarters of au hour after the sun.
The prospect is therefore not very good for get
ting a sight of him. On the -MM, Mercury is in
conjunction with Mars. It Is barely possible
that bright-eyed obstrvers may obtain a view
of the conjunction, if the sky be exceptionally
clear on the evenings of tbe rjOth audi 1st. Mer
cury is then ten decrees south of the snn, tight
degrees north of Vt uus, and two and a half do
gnes south of Mars. Ilesides reaching his east
en. elongation, and playing a part in two con
junctions, he is iu his descending node on the
Uth, and in aphelion on the ICth. Thus it will
Ic seen that the wift-wiugi-d planet is a busy
uieuilicrof tbe family during Septemlter.
Mercury sets now a few minutes after" o'clock
in the eveniug; at tbe end of tbe mouth, he sets
at half-past C o'clock.
Mars is evening star, and scarcely worth men
tioning for any part ho plays among his peers.
Contented vith the laurels won in August, when
ho bore his part iu the lovely evening pictures,
with which, iu conjunction with Venus, he di
versified the sky, he now hastens to retire into
a temporary eclipse iu tho sun's bright beams.
Wn have already alluded to his conjunction
wiin .Mercury, on stic-'ur.
Mars now sets about twenty minutes 1m fore 8
o'clock in the evening; at the end of the mouth,
he sets about half-past six o'clock.
Uranus Is evening star cutil the 1 It h, when,
at 3 o'clock iu tbe afternoon, he come into con
junction with tho sun. Ho is the list of the
four (riant idanets to reach the rna!, turning tbo
I jMiint when tliey are farou their way to opjKisi-
tiott. At t nnjuuttion be lojoiueti witii Hie sun,
rising ami setting with him, and as completely
htdibn from hitman gaze an be was in ITdl,
when HtiMhel iuttndueed him to terrestrial
oh-rvep4. After tin llth, franus is morning
star, and will hold hispluo on the list until his
i ipp position.
TraniM sets m the 1st alHtut? oVIoefc iu tin
evening; mi tliHth, he iims about half past 1
iYm.k in tho morning.
Tbo Septemlier iihmiii fulls ou the J7lb, at
twenty -xix minutes a Her midnight. It is the
lteaiitiful harvest moon, and Msesses special
claims to distinction. For, owing to tbe posi
tion of the ecliptic in regard to the equator at
this season, the mo.ni rises for several consecu
tive iitzht with ouiv n comnaratively small in
terval Itetween the succesUe risings.
''"J nntiiiiinal ilar vrrai tbaj to U imilonRnl
i nic iimnn "l si I ft j iihhmiiiui tujt uuka inu
night lautifnl as day. The phenomenon is ns
e-isilv exnlaine! an tlm axial ndatiou of the
eartli. Ilut iu tlie iiier turns, wnen mau was
nearer onaturt tho harvest moon was consid-
the husbindman in irathcrinir in the harvest,
Tho waning moon is in conjnnction with Xep
t un on the i!d, with Saturn mi thc:td, with
Jupiter on the Oth, and with Uranus on the
1'Jth. The new moon of the VJth is in conjunc
tion vvith Mercury and Mars on the 14th, and
with Venns on the ICth, passing a degree and a
half north of her.
Tbns, during one short month, the observer of
the planets will tnitl material ot unusual inter
e?t. v enns ami .Mercury will reac n tncir can
ern cdoiigatiomc; Mercury will le iu close con
i m - . ,
junction vnu. -.pica ami mak a i.rar annn.acu
to Alirs; -limit. r i ill Im III iitlfliimlnrp: ftnil
, . ' 4 T., ' . i A 1, ' Vi
and the crescent moon w ill shine together in the
western sky, and the full hanest moon will
be the 'crowning feature of the nights of tho
early antumn. Every night tho aspect will
vary. Xecr in the life-time of tho observer
will the same picture lie repeated, and w ithin
tho IkiiiihIs of our own system there is abnndant
work for the exerciMi of the noblest powers.
Hut the sun and his family of worlds, of such
. ital importance to tho human race, is only ono
little cloild-siieck in tho tat conconrso of the
eighteen million suns that make tip tho Milky
Way. This, in its turn, is even more insignifi
cant in comparison with the myriad suns that
people space, and the masses of nebulous haze
so f.ir awnr that licht is thousands of yean in
nassinr oier the distance. There is no end. no
iMinndary lino i.iiile to onr dim jierception of
tins granu material uuiserse. ii we may no al
lowed to compare tlie innnitely great witn the
infiuiteli little, there is no end to tho pleasure
and profit to lie derived from tho study of tho
many-sided science of astronomy. I'rocidcHcc
How Webster Bore His Disappointment
Correction of an Untrue Story.
Mr. Webster was not at Marshfield, bnt ho
was at Washington whon the Whig Convention
assembled at llaltimore. The Convention met
on tho ICth of June, 1&2, and was in session
until tho iSM. There were fafty-three ballotings
for a Presidential candidate. The number of
sotes necessary to a choice was 147. On the
fifty-third ballot Scott had 159 oirs, Fillmore
Hi, and Webster 21. Late in the evening of
the SUM, when the result was known in Wash
ington, General Scott was serenaded at his resi
dence. The crowd then luoied to Mr. Web
ster's house, and in response to their call he ad
dressed them from the window of his chamber.
In my Life of Mr. Webster, volume 2, page .!!,
1 printed a brief report of his remarks, as given
by telegraph in the newspapers of the time. It
was not a full s crsiou of tLo speech. Thu fol
lowing corrected report was fnrnished to me by
a friend long after tho publication of my work,
and it will bo inserted in the next edition:
"I thankjou, fellow-citizens, for your friendly
and resjicctful call. 1 am very glad to see yon
Some of sou have been engaged in au arduous
pnbiic duty at llaltimore, tho object of your
meeting lieini- the selection of a fit tierson to bo
supported for the ofnee of President of the
ijimeii stales, mnersoi you lake au luiereso
in the result of the deliberations of that assem
bly of Whigs. It so happened that my name,
among others, was presented on the occasion:
another candidate, however, was preferred. I
have ouly to say, gentlemen, that the Conven
tion did, I donbt not, what it thought best, and
exercised its discretion in the Important matter
committed to it. The result has caused me na
personal feeling whatever, nor any change of
conduct or purpose. What I have leeuf i am,
in principle and in character, and w hat I am I
hope to coutinue to be. Circumstances or op
ponents may triumph over my fortnnes, but
thev will not triumph over my temper or my
"Gentlemen, this is a serene and lieantiful
night Ten thousand thousand of the lights of
heaven illuminate the firmament- They rale
the night. A fevr honn hence, their glory will
" Te .tars that glitter In tho saJea,
And gaily danre b.foro nun evra.
AVhal are ye, when the snn aballriaer
"Gentlemen, there is not oue among yoa who
will sleep better to-night than I shalL If I
wake, I shall learn the hour from the constella
tions, and 1 shall rise in the morning, God will
ing, wiui me lane; ana tuougu ine, iarK is a
better songster than I am, yet he will not leave
the dew and thejlaisies and spring up and greet
the purpling east with a mora blithe and joennd
spirit than I possess. Gentlemen, I again re
peat mv thanks fur this mark of voar resiiect.
and commend you to the enjoyment of a qnict
and satisfactory reiose. May Ood bless yon
all." CorTriedtnt lUttn Adrrrturr.
IN a small town In Iowa, a member of the
Board of Trustees advocated an ordinance to
eomneleverv man to attend church once every
I Sunday. Since the prohibition movement proved
A.1 .L-l ?. I. .1-1 it. 1.1 In .1,1,.
Sliceessini, mai ciaic , iiiimj . ,kt-.. w v
ont all the male residents.
TliKnameof ihe troublesome Egyptian com
mander in pronounced Arahbi, with the accent
on the second syllable.
Motto: "Talk for Home, Fight for Home,
FALLEN I-KISEN I
On the Death of Senator Hilt
by ran iumiltox iutxe.
To. suteliest k en tbm feiU-tls
lis. CTMBfU to the qniTf-ring K .
Whils tb. tchon by 01.1 nJ rUHJJo
Koll dowa t. the trouble! rs-s
Or ri UU the IIi-sTrns swim,
Ami their .tsrtlni .pact, .far
Wmiht urn D y the tojnnlt shall n,
Whkh MJot. s Irantin: star!
How kiw U tho rrown of th. riant Tree!
Aow fallra ! talku ! talltn 1
The Eagle that soared throa.h the sxare,
Br s Uod-liie wul jmmmammI,
With troth as the jcrutl emblaxoro
Of hla proad. puiauBt cmt.
In hla lufth-at fli-ht waa haostM
Dt the shallow of blaatLif Blight
Ami saw hot with e;ea nnJanDtal
Ilia noontide rhaoe to nizht.
From tbe bfcknaiajr sua.
To tbe woo Dvslh'a tbn luoej bad span.
Too woven 'looms of a plare of tombs.
He bath faUrn ' fallen ! falV-n !
Y.I, what if tho Oat. in thsndi r
Bo bnrled from his mountain bopo.
To perkh U darfc&MM, nmltr
lla aavaj;. and sullen slope
AM what if tbodnmh. Urad KacW,
lochallt-nftt by clun or sail,
Xo lnng.r ruluniiM-d and reid.
Lies prone in tbo ta!rch.. do.1,
In tbe deepf-Dinf; foM of the frozen mould.
Fallen! falkn! fallrn!
To tbe soil of a rt-alm enchantrd.
hball tb eerni of the wilheml Treo,
lie U. Ttaible bands tranaplantcl,
lr-bluitm ou a death!, lm t
O cr tbo bt-tbt of tbe bills of Adcnn
haU the re-plnnicd ale Mir.
With the lo.tre of rvra nnfadin.
And wlnz that suall droop no more !
Ah ! ream vonr wadin-j cease
Fnun the name of your tortcre i rl.on
yrom tLo aozuiah of day and tbo ilrsrai of night.
From tbo Tllltar-btak. who dart
1aidicd orrr his faiaUu bi-art,
Tbo spirit ye lorn! baa earned Itlease '
To the Conttal ralina, to ibe rolden ralus,
Wbuoe .hailowy fflol i.s irniri r
In the depths of the aarrt-1 rirer.
To tbe rbn.m of ChrUt. to the lerfort lVare,
He haa riern I risen ' risen '
HOW WHEELER WAS WHIPPED AT
Only oue or two Federal historians have cer
made meutiou of the neat little fight at La
crgne, w hich occurred at the time of the bat
tle of Stone ICier, aud if the Confederate histo
rian has touched upon the matter, it is only to
dismiss it in three or four lines. I hae taken
considerable pains to work up both sides, and
the many facts aud incidents which the digni
fied historian has refused to nieddlo w ith will
certainly intircst a large constituency to-day.
Lavergne is a hit of a tow u between Xashsille
aud Murfreesboro, and, as Kosecraus left Nasb
illo further and further behind him, he detail
ed various bodies to protect his lines of eominn
nicatioit with the city. In many caes these de
tails wore gobbled np indeed, it was from eaji
turiug so many of them that ltragg.anie to show
tin such a lanro list of prisoners. Wheeler,
Wharton, Pegram and ether Confederate caval
ry leaders did nut hao a hand ill the big tight
at all, but worked arnnnd ou various pikes and
highways,killiug. rapturing and burning. They
captured train after train, and such wagons as
luey coniu not run oil, weru ouiuni ns mej
stood. Col. Inuis. havinz with him less than
400 of the Michigan llegiuient of Mechanics and
Engineers mea wiio iiui not proiess 10 no any
fighting was detailed to take jiosltion at La
vergne, aud keep tho road open. Ho had no ar
tillery, but tho boys hail a full supply of cart
ridges, and were rather proud of being called to
take n part iu tho grand iuurmeut.
There is just one spot aruuud the tillage
where a small lsuly of men eotild take iioaitioii
to successfully light a larger liody, and I mils at
ouie seized ujion it. Ou tho rango back of the
tow u he posted his little coiiim.iud, and hastily
covered it with a breastwork of logs, stones,
mils, and cedar trees tut down and dragged to
tlie spot. He had lie ressuu to expect a light,
and let he took all precautions.
Tho sound of the battle between McCook and
llsnle came to thejnen all the forenoon, and
once in a while a straggler gavotheiu news of
how the tight was going, but it was not until
afternoon that it was known that tho Confeder
ate caialrywero rutting and slashing up aud
down the roads, without check. Wheeler, hav
ing about 2,G00 men in his command, suddenly
appeared from the direction of Murfreesboro,
and ho gobbled everything on the road. Army
wairons. sntler stores, ambulauces and ammuni
tion wagons blocked the highway, and he had
only to gallop along to seize everything, lie
meant to press on, but ho fonnd Innis there,
and dared not leave him in his rear. "We had
made a big haul," explained one of his Lieuten
ants to me, "and tlm boys were in the spirit of
reckless lighting. Several different citizens of
Lavergno had. counted the Michigandcrs to a
man, and when they came and told us that In
nis had only aliout 400 muskets, we reckoned on
gobbling the whole crowd without firing a shot.
Wheeler sent in a flag of truce and demanded a
surrender, but what do yon suppose that cheeky
Colonel replied n
"He refused, I lielieve."
"Kefus.il! Why, he told Wheeler to go to
h II! There were six to one, and he could seo
it before his eyes, .ind he meant to light!
Whecjcr was astonished and amazed, but we
hail no time to fool away, and iu ten uiiuntts
we were ready to drive thoso Wolverines out of
their nest. Apart of ourinen dismounted, tho
artillery was brought up, and then Wheeler
llung a column of attack at the breastwork. I
was oue of that column, aud I didn't cxpectto
hear a dozen muskets sip before seeing u white
flag run np."
"Ilut yon didn't see one."
"Xo, I didn't ! Wo went in with a yell, and
I know I got within fivo feet of the breastwork,
bnt we come out singing a different song. Why,
sir, they opened on ns so hot, and kept it up so
continually, that we heard the bugles blow're
rnll within five minutes. We were Iieantifully
licked in no timo at all, and I don't belleve'we
kitlcdonc of 'em iu that charge. I got so near
that I could look over tho breastwork and sec
tho men, and my horse carried tw o Yaukce bul
lets away with him."
The man was correct. When Innii saw that
he was to lie attacked, he ordered his men to
hug down and fire slowly ami coolly, anil tney
obeyed to the letter. The two pieces oiCoafod
crato artillery flung the brush and rails ten feet
high at every discharge, but whenever a gap
was oiened, men flung down their mnskets and
closes! it. After the repulse, Wheeler sent in a
second Hag of trnce, stating he had five to one,
and wanted to prevent further bloodshed.
"What did Innis say tu that I asked of my
"I heard the report of the officer, as he re
turned. Ho rode up to Wheeler, saluted, and
'Gen. Wheeler, Col. Innis says he will see
you d d before he'll surrender! -He says yoa
must take him if yon want bimT"
"At that, Wheeler got fighting mad. Tlie
idea that we were lieing held thertf by 40(1 men,
made him'figating hot. The second attack was
made with over l,'Hf men, and onr artillery
blazod away until the air was full of liaibsand
splinters. I had procured another horse, and
again I was with the column."
"How did the Michigandcrs behave when yon
moved out I"
"Cool as ice. As a ru'e, in snch eases, there
is a sputtering of musketry long enough before
any one can be hit, but those fellows waited. I
didn't hear a bullet, until we were within pistol
hot. We went fur 'em on the yell, and this
time a hundred of ns crowded our horses right
against the breastwork. I tried twice to leap
it, and when I couldn't, I sat there and fired
three shots at a Captain, without touching him.
A Yank then fired at me over the brush, and
while I was not hit, tbe powder in his gun sing
my whiskers, ami the bullet mado a hole in
! man behind me, as large as a lien's egg. I
tbonoht we were rettui? tbe best of It-- but
presently tho bugles blew, and back we-weut
licked agiiu. Think ofit, sir 100 oen licked
1,'JOO, as coolly as if they had always fought
that way! It made us hopping mail, and yon
onght to have heanl Wheeler take on. He a
little bit of a foxy looking chap, yon know, bnt
all vim and fight, and he'd nevr struck a snag
like that before. He was so mad that bis stir
rnjia wouldn't hold him-"
Innis was as cool as Janniry. A man who
has his hack to a wall, ran fight three men in
front, bnt vet there is alia it to the endurance
of men ih the liat positions. He bad beaten
Wheeler back- twice, and ho could beat, him
again, bnt if Wheeler wielded the hammer long
enough, he must shatter tho target When Lee
conld raise no more men, he knew to a week
when the climax wonld come. He could figore
to a certainty when fivo men would bo able to
overpower one. Innis had a strong position,
but Wheeler could V"e two men to his one and
Teat him iu the end. Therefore, when ho saw
that it was to be a snecession of assaults, he
..... e... Hi.r.M.nmi, tn,1 mads readv for the
next grapple. He passed along every foot of
Hia linos, suggesting enasges ncre ami """.
and encouraging tbe men, and asf Jve saw the
Confederate move ont for a third assault, be
said to his veterans :
"Fire low, and don't waste a bnllet! Drive
them back this time, and well have. reinforce
ments Iiefum tucy can come agam.
an come again.. . ..
"I did not take part in that thinl asasmt,-
.; . tr. .. !..
inuant. "but 1 waieneu
closely. We hail from twelve to fifteen hundred
men, and they were all fighting mad. It was
the same as before with yonr men. They held
their fire until every bullet would hit. There
wxs a crash a cloud of smoke cheers and yells,
and then I lost sight of tbe fight for five min
utes. Some of our men got over the breast
works this time, but wcro killed there, and it
wasn't ten minutes before the bugles rang out,
and back the lines came. Ily this time the
ground waa covered with dead and wounded
along Innis' front, and with my spy-glass, I
saw some of his men rolling dead horses against
the breastwork, to make it stronger. It's a
dead shame the way we were rolled back by
that little crowd of Yanks, but it's no use deny
ing what actually happened. The road beyond
I-ivergue was blockeif full nf Federal wagons,
but we couldn't get at 'em for these paltry 400
hlne-coats, and they were tree-cutters and
bridge-builders, at that. That 'ere scrimmage
has always mado me ashamed, and I guess
Wheeler will always feel sore over it."
Between the thinl and fourth assaults, Wheel
er waited to see if the Wolverines would not
run up the white Hag. Hia mission that day
was to gobble Federal trains and secure plun
der, aud he did not relish this obstruction. Ho
did not want his men killed off, and yet that
Federal force was a menace which he dared not
pass nnheeded. It wonld be no glory to whip
them, lieing ho was six to oue, aud as for priso
ners, Hardeo was capturiug Federals by the
htiudred on the right at fctone Kiver. After
that thinl repulse, Wheeler would have abau
doued tho game as not worth the powder, only
that ho found himself in a bad situation. To
Eass Lavergne he must whip Innis. To fall
ack would be a disgrace. Therefore he pre
pared for a fourth assault. A good part of tho
fonc was dismounted to act as infantry, the ar
tiilerv advauced until the spent bullets of tho
Federals dropped before the guns, and when all
was readv the lines advanced.
Meanwhile Innis had backed some wagons in
to his breastwork to strengthen it, and as many
as a dozen dead horses were rolled over to help
strengthen it. When Wheeler opened with his
unuon two laughable incidents occurred to put
the Federal in good humor. A shell struck one
of the dead horses, and exploded inside tho
lieast. The result w as that a score of men were
covered with the pulpy mass, and a captain was
knocked dowu by a large "huuk" of meat, and
rendered unconscious for full five minutes. His
first wonts ou regaining lonsciouauess were:
"llovs, are we in Heaven, or have we given tho
rebs'lits again r . , , ,. ,
One of the wagons coutaiued clothing and ra
tions. A shell passed turongn tne euiiuoaru,
burst with deafening sonnd, and pieces ot over
coats and blankets kept company with hardtack
ns they sailed over the encampment. A buttou
from a demolished overcoat struck a Federal ou
the ear and fell to tho ground, and as he picked
it np with one hand, and held his bleeding ear
with the other, he yelled out:
"llojs, we've got 'em licked for sure. They
are out of bullets, and are shooting buttous at
That fourth assault was cool aud desperate,
but it was met in the same manner. Not a doz
en Federal muskets were fired until the rush
was made. Then such a tire was poured iu that
the centre was checked, aud as the wings reach
ed the breastwork, friend and foe fired deliber
ately at each other from a distance of ten feet.
"I was with that fonrth assaulting column,"
said the Confederate narrator, "and again I
reached the breastwork. This timo I was on
foot. We got hold of a wagon to pull it out,
and I had three men hit iu the legs by tlie lire
under the brush. I saw over a hundred Feder
als through and over the brexstwork, and could
hear every order given by the officers. A man
near me, who was tearing out the cedars, had
the top of his head blown off, and the blood
spattered over a dozeu men behind. Alotofus
got down and tried to shoot throngh the breast
work, and I saw dozens of men trying to climb
over, but it was no use. We were losing four to
one, and the bugles called us back for the
fourth time. Then there was a regular niw
among the officers, and Wheeler was so mad
that he was as while as a clean shirt. We had
wasted a heap of time, and the racket had sent
all the Federal wagons beyond Lavergne off ou
a gallop. It was cutting us Isith ways, and 1
never heard so much cussing iu all my born
Then Wheeler sent anotlier-flag of truce. He
had Innis boxed up, ami had only been fooling
around a little to give him time to change his
mind! He would now offer him ono more
chauca to surrender, aud if he refused he must
a the bloody consequences.
Il ii tlieeotiseouencesand Wheeler, toof
replied Innis; "and if yon send in another
whito rag I'll shoot tho man who carries it !"
Then vv neeier pouneu up anu iion ii in uis .-iu
die, and swore by the great horn spoon, that
he'd have Inuis' sivord in less than half an hour.
He could take four successive lickings as a mat
ter of niilitarv courtesy, bnt when it came tu
"sass" he wo'nldu't stand it. His entire force
-,. rolled in. his artillerv advanced still farth
er, and the men were told that if thi, assault
failed they mnst retreat.
From another Confederate who participated
in the fight, I am indebted to the following par
ticulars: ''We meant business that last time, for tho
men were all mod, aud the oflicers had been giv
ing us blazes for gigging back. Some one now
spread tho tcuort that there were only 200 in
stead of 400 Federals behind tho breastwork,
and we meant to walk over 'em in a harry. Wo
made as pretty an mlrancc as you ever saw,
though some of the boys looked mighty solemn
at the sight of so many dead men in our way.
The artillery kept blazing away until wo were
ready, and then we rushed. I was in tho front
liue, and I calculate wo were within a stone's
throw of the breastwork liefore a gun was fired.
Then blim blaze whir! It waa like a vivid
flash of lightning, crackling along the brush,
and it was so bright that I shut my eyes for two
or three seeouds."
"Were you hit f
"No, but the men ou either side were killed
stone dead. Indeed, I believe I saw forty men
fall under that tire. We kept pushing ou, fir
ing at will, and firing withont seeing a head to
shoot at, and as the smoke thickened we kept
stnmbling over the bodies on the grouud. When
I reached the breastwork I fired over it, and
was reloading, when a bullet tore along this left
leg like a red-hot irou, and keeled ine over.
Now, then, if yon waut to know what sort of
fighters them Yauks was, I can tell you. 1 lay
close to the breastn ork, and heanl 'em laughing
and cheering as if it was only a dog-fight. I
heard one ouicer call out, "Keep down! Give
it to 'em in their legs!' The Yank who fired
over me, dropped two men inside of two min
utes, and I heanl him say to the chap beside
him: 'Bill, there goes another Johnny to the
boue-yanl.' Two bullets tore my sleeve with
out drawing blood, and the first intimation I
had how tho fight was going, was Hearing a
Federal officer yell out : 'Keep it up, boys give
r.,,i more h 11. for thev are cicctnir back on
the right T In three minutes after that, onr
folks were on the skip, aud fifty of them tamed
Mirhihanders stood up and crowed like roos
That wan the last assault, and it was tho
worst licking Wheelerevergotdaringthowhole
war. Ha was a ready and steady fighter, and
he had some of the beat fighting stock of the
South in his command, but leas than 400 Feder
als got away with him in a square fight. If in
nis had tbe best )iosItion, Wheeler had six men
to one, and he had also two pieces of artillery,
well served. Once or twice the Confederates
had Jnst such a fight against a superior Federal
force and came oat Grit best, but a four years'
war will not witness many such iustances. On
that samo pike, an hour before this fight, ten of
Wheeler's men captured seventy Federal and
twenty-one wagons. And, further, six of Pe
gram'smen captured seventeen Federal caval
rymen and four ammunition wagons, without a
man being killed.
Lavergne wa, a tally on the other side, and a
long mark, at that. Had Innis surrendered af
ter the first assanlt, he wunld have been called
a brave man who had to yield to an overpower
ing force. Had be surrendered after the second
he would have been a hero. The hereof A I too
ns had twice the chances that Innis had, and
poets have sung hia praise. Wheeler set out to
gobble'Innis, aud gut whipped. The Confeder
ate turce wzucu aaaamieu Aitoona nau oruers
simply to feel the strength of the place, aud in
retreatine: wereonlv obevine orders. That de
fense of Lavergne was the most heroie fight of
tbo war. Itrederai uarus nave rsiosea to sing
it, Confederates who fought there have been
more liberal. Af 0o2 is Ltinit Dm Pmt.
The Homk or Gold. A story about which
there is a fascination it is impossible to resist
when ou bear men tell it, is that of the "Home
nf Gold." Somewhere in southwestern. New
Mexico, in tbe Sierra Madre, it ia said there ia a
wonderfal valley. Small, enclosed in high,
rocky walls, aud accessible only by a seers t
passage, which is known to hut a few, is this
extraordinary place. It is about ten acres in
extent, baa running? throoch it a stream which
waters it thoroughly, and make, it a perfect
paradise, witn it exquisite sowers ana oeauu
fnl tree. In it are thousand of birds of the
most beautiful plumage. Banning across it is
a ledge of pure gold abont thirty feet wide,
which gliitens in tbe snnligbt like a great gol
den belt. The stream crosses this ledge, and,
as it runs, mnrmnrs around blocks of yellow
moral s other do around nebbles. The ledge
of gold is supposed to be solid gold, and to ran
down into the centre of tbe earth. The legend
Is of Indian origin, and arennd II clusters a
number of Indian stories, in which the same of
the ill-fated Montezuma occurs frequently. The.
descendant of tbe Aztecs believe firmly that
tbe day will coaie when Montezuma will return
. V"s-- n.- i-i:. ,i... at.. ..,..
and tree mem iroui ine uewcniusms oi mo iaw
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Madre d'Oro. Lot Crcr Etp.
An old volume of Atkinson's Cutrt. publish! la Phila
delphia, In W7. uftT-uve years ago, contained the following
remarkalde piece of poetrr. KtinarkaSU. bsranao in s nou
by the editor, at tba head of tbe piece, aro these wordai
-Tho Urtrpool Jferrury uu tho followlnc Unea aro aacnb
ed to tho lata General Waahincton." flow atraneo it aounda,
atthiaday.tooaTlAaitfGarsI Waaausotom; lfthef
rieaa Father of hla Country wrote the piece, ho waa anrely
wen Ttrsed fa tbe portlo art-1
Tbo aarar. loroa hla satire .bore,
Tbo' rod. tbe soil and chut the air;
WeU then mar Eria'a son adoro
Their lab, that nature formed so fair.
What flood rrnecta s above so awort
Aa fturioua IUvne, or pantoral Bans I
And who a friend or fuo can notl.
So generous aa an Irishman t
His hand ia rai. hia heart ta warm.
Bat rsrscUTX is Ktul hia enide;
2fono more reprnla s dotst of harm.
And none forgitea with noblrr prido.
Ho may bo duptst. but wont bodarods
Fitter to practice than to plan,
lio sidy earna hla poor reward.
And sprnda it has an Iriahman.
IX poor or atraneo, tor yon boll pay.
And culdo ;on aafo wbrre joa may be;
If Toare a atranser, while yon atay.
Ilia cot tags bold, a JubUro i
Ilia utmost aoulbowUlUDlork,
And. tf be may Tour aerreta oran,
Tob? conndrnre he hwu to mock.
For faithful Is an IrishNuui.
Bv honor bound, ia woe or weal,
Vbater aho bid, be dares to do i
Tempt nun with bribe, or, if jon fad.
Try him in ere. yon 11 And him true.
Ho M-esa Dot safety, let his post
lie w hero It ought. In danger a vaa .
AnI if tbo arid of fam. Is lost,
'Twill not be by an Irt.onisa.
Erin lored land, from age to age.
Bo tboa more blrsa d. more famed and free !
at av peace be your ami .houhl yon wsge
Orlrnsiro wars, reap vUtory t
liar plenty bhiooi in every nebl.
And gentle brertea swertty fan.
And rut-rons anulo. omnely shield
The breast of every 1 rishman.
A GLOOMY TRAGEDY.
The Ta-karro Oncer ismt Killed Best IIUI
Henslor Hill's Dread roe TkeHairgieal Op
eration, and Terrible fain Kndnrod by the
Epitheloma, or skin cancer, is entitled to be
classed with the other corcinuma?, or cancer pro
per. Its seat is always in the skin, ur mucous
membrane, or both, and it may force itself iuto
deeper strtctures, iuvadiug lymphatic aud other
glands al"1 infiltrating the snrroundiug tissues.
It is esaeutiallv a disease of middle age. the ten
dency to it iucreasing as age advances. It is
generally occasioned by the long continued ur
trcqucut repeaieil appucaiiunoi an inuaui, as
iu the case of Seuator Hill, who bad the pecu
lisrh.iliit of holding a ciirar almost constantly
iu his muutii, and keeping tho nicotine-coated
end against tho left side ot his tongue. This was,
uu doubt, the exciting cause in his case. It is
well known that tho Senator inherited a predis
position to cancer, having lost a sister several
years ago by tho same disease. Many instances
are on record where the disease has been traced
tn short'Stemmed pilie.
Each of the millions of the little muad cells is I
a sectiou of epitheloma, endowed witn tne pow
er of reproduction, and the cells migrate and col
onize, aud feed upon the surrounding tissues.
Abont three years ago. Senator Hill observed a
little fissure ou the right side uf his tongue.
Aside from slight pain aud occasional inconven
iences, nothing was thought of it. As it grow
worse, he consulted a physician, aud was told
that it would soon heal. Had Senator Hill re
moved the excitingcause, by removing the ever
present cigar, tho chauces aro thatit wonld have
healed kindly. Soon an nicer formed, and the
destruction of tissue and life began. The dis
ease grew daily w orse. Finally, after a long and
fatal delay, his friends induced him tovisitl'rof.
S.D Gross, of this city, only to hear the great
surgeon pronounce those ouiinions words "too
late." Dr. Gross held a consultation with some
of his colleagues, and it was decided to rciuov
as much of the diseased tongue as possible. On
the'.hd of Julv last. Dr.Grossandothersurgeons
.were in waiting at the Jefferson College llospi-
tat. Wuen jseliaior mil euiereii a suiiie piajni
upon his features, and he humorously remarked
that there were a great many jsroplo iu this
country that would Tike to see his entire tougue
extinated. The ether was uow administered.
A section of the left side of the tongue, about
two inches long and half an Inch wide, was re
moved. The blcediug was for a few luouiouts
profuse, but the arteries were caught aud tho li
gatures cast atoiiiid them, and the red current
For weeks he lived on liqnitl food, and in a re
markably shurt tune hail so far recovered, that
he was seut to Atlantic City to hasten the re
rmwratioii. and afterwanls he ioineil hisdangh-
ter in Washington. But tbo disease advanced
with such rapidity, that six wreksafter the tirst
operation, he was furcetl to return and undergo
a second onleal, greatel than the first. He was
now despondent, and had little hope of final re
storation. Clearly understanding that he could
onlv gain temiKirary relief. Dr. Gross uow re
moved a large part of the root of the tungue, and
all the sublingual glands found to bo iuvolicd.
An incision was also carried down the neck for a
few inches, and several diseased lympnatic
glands were taken out. This was a bloody ope
ration, as the knife severed many blood vessetsin
its course. The wound on the neck was drawn
together, with silk stitches, and free drainage
established. Tho Senator recovered very slow
ly from this operation, and as soon as he was
ableto travrlhe left for his home in Atlauta, ta
king with him oue of the resident assistants at
tno Hospital, suusequeniiy ue sem iu curcao.
Soring ami snent a month. Ueturning a third
time, Dr. Gross introduced a drainage tube into
tho opening under the jaw. On his thinl visit
lie was much emaciated aud showed signs of the
fast aptirouchiug end. t or more t nan a year evf
ery movement of the tongue in articiilaliou, mas
tication and swollowiug caused great suffering.
At his death, the cancer had extended back to
tbe tliroat, anil nau uesiroyru sue tousu, paiaie,
and all the soft tissues ou the left side. The can
cer had excoriated the tissue surrounding theca
rotoid artery until it was visible to tbe eye. Un
able to swallow on account of the destruction of
tbe soft nnlate aud muscles of deglutition, the
Senator nourishment was for some, time injec
ted into the stomach by tueaus of a tube passed
down the esophagus or gullet. The introduc
tion of this tube caused so much pain that the
Senator many times refused the nourishment,
aud declared death preferable to the operation.
Beef tea and milk punch constituted his diet.
The immediate cause of his death was blood poi
soning and exhaustion.
It wa my high privilege to have enjoyed Mr.
Hill' friendship almost from the day he entered
Congress uutil he died. Wheu he resolved to
colic north in search of medical art vice, I met
hint by appointment at tho Continental Hotel.
Noting that his countenance wore a rather trou
bled expression, I ventured to remark that per
haps he was not feeling well. Hi own words
expressed his condition better than any words of
eEEXlVU alEUICAC COOSCI-
"Iain ia deep trouble," he said; "I hare just
come from new York, where I hare been consul
ting with the eminent Dr. Wood. He tell me I
have cancer of the mouth." Then, after a nanse,
as if still having hope, "bnt after all he did not
niako a thorough examination, and said that the
microscope waa needed to determine tbe extent
of the evil, so I have come to Philadelphia for
"When did joa first notice the trouble!" I
"About three year, ap I discovered an insig
nificant pimple ou my tougue, but not for a
year afterwanls did I give it auy particular at
tention. I consulted my phyaicians at home.
They thought nothing of the matter, suggesting,
however, that I shonld consult eminent medical
authority, and among others Dr. Gross, of thi
city. While in New York that year, I consulted
Dr. BayanI, a skilled bomeopathist. He called
it an nicer, and began treatment for the same,
denying that I had anything like cancer. I fol
lowed hi treatnu-ut until this year. Sines the
adjournment of the Senate it ha given me con
siderable trouble, and by the advice of my son-in-law,
Dr. Itidley, I have come North for treat
ment, and inteud consulting Dr. Gross."
After some furthnr eouversation and to my In
quiry, whether any of hi family wa with him,
be said : "No, and no oue i to know of this until
after the consultation, or if need be, until tbe
knife ha done it work."
Senator Hill kept hi appointment. I awaited
hia return. A deeper shade overspread hi face
as be entered tbe apartment. "A cancer!" said
he. The operation took place at the hospital at
"What did tbe doctor ay r
THE SAO TRtrni AXXOf XCID.
Dr. Gross and Dr. W. 11. Paneoastr mads the
examination. Altera momen's consultation, Dr.
Gross said to me: "Senator, do yoa wish me ta
tell yoa exactly what is tbo matter with yoaT
1 ao." .
"Well, sir, yon have cancer of the tongue.
"What is tbe remedy r
"There is only one."
"And that UT
"Will a permanent enre be the result V
"That i problematical ; it mar return, and it
"Is there any danger of fatal results from the
"There is always more or leu danger. Ery
sipelas may set in; hemorrhage may take place;.
the shock may produce death."
"What have yoa concluded to do r I asked, as
fs-natoe Hill nsused-
"Operation In tbe hospital at 1 o'clock." he re
plied. At that hoar Senator Hill met Dra. Gross and
Paneoaat at (he hospital, and I accompanied, him.
Dr. Gross, who was to perfunn the operation,
waa dressed la a dismal looking robe of dark rub
ber, buttoned close to the neck. Dr. Paneoaat
stood at his side, aud several young physicians
were in attendance.
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WHOLE NUMBER, 1,314.
"Turning to the doctors, he said: "Gentlemen,
this is a serious matter for me; do what yoa have
to do thoroughly, and leave nothing there that
onght to come out."
1 never saw sach perfect composure in man.
He took the chanco of life with heroic coaragc.
When he had finished tho injunction to the sur
geons, with the ntniost coolness he settled him
self npon the operating table. A yonng physi
cian began applying the chloroform. It was no
light task to tinog tbe great powerful man un
der its influence, and it was several minutes be
fore Dr. Gross began the operation,, A section of
the tongue and that portion of the floor of the
mouth tainted by the caucer were romuved. Tho
operation consumed tweuty-aix minutes, and
tbey mast have been moments of iutense agony.
It was some time before the distinguished pa
tient recovered from the effect of the chloro
form. He could not be immediately removed,
but as soon as possible was placed in a reclining
chair, and earned to an upper story of the hos
pital, where he remained for some time. For
two night and day I sat by hi side, and be
wa a brave and hopeful patient. After the op
eration, hi family were, according to his instruc
tions, apprised of hia condition.
When the Senate met the winter after the op
eration. Senator Hill had so far recovered that
he not only took his seat, but wa able to make
a speech of considerable length without much
difficulty. Both he and all who knew him bop
ed and believed that he would fully recover, and
that many years of usefulness were still liefore
him. Tho condition of the Senator' health,
however, was only Improved for aseason. Hoaf
terwanls went through two more operations in
this city. From these last operation Mr. Hill
never recovered. He sank lower and lower. Tho
best skill of the physicians availed but little. Af
ter a short visit to Eureka Springs, after the
third and last operation, he returned toAtlanta,
tho home of his love, to die. He leaves a wifn
and fonr children. Mr. B. H. Hill, jr.. named
afte r his father. Is the Solicitor General for Geor
gia, and is a well-to-do and eminent lawyer.
Iu Senator Hill a great man has passed away.
Measnreil hy the great men of his day, ho was
the peer of the best of them. Gagueil by tho
standard of a Northern man, withont interest or
impulse in common with him, he was one of
the brightest minds, one of the cleverest men
who ever adorned the counsels of tho Nation.
Frank A. IlL-nrt.
A DELAWARE SNAKE.
On, Y Ilnae Prspsrtlsas-Kneennter, wla
Delaware City has another sensation, and this
time it ia one that ia positively startling, if tho
story told is true. There cau lie no donbt, how
ever, of its correctness, inasmuch as it is vouched
for by James Cbeeseman, said to bo "a gentle
man 'beyond reproach, aud of unimpeachable
cuaracter. i nat gentleman states ma. wuuu
driviug leisurely along tho road from Delaware
City to St. George', on Tuesday morning last,
ho was suddenly startled, wheu on the St.
George's causeway, near Dragon Creek, by tbo
appearance of a large reptile coming down tho
road, directly towanl him, at a rapid pace. A
the moving mass approached, he discovered it
was a huge black snake, at least twenty feet
long, and about a foot iu diameter, as near as
conld 1 judged by the hurried glanco he gave
tho "varmint." Before the loathsome creature
reached him, he gave, his horse a cut with a
whip, just aa the snake made a jump fur tho
animal. Tho horse sprung to one side, and
started on a dead run, apparently terribly
frighteued. The snake missed its aim, but
struck the front wheel of the carriage a stun
ning blow, breaking out nearly every spoke,
aud making the vehicle tremble aud cant dan
gerously to one side. Mr. Cbeeseman did not
succeed in stopping his horse nntil it hail run
aliout a mile, wheu be looked hack, bnt saw
nothiug of the horrible reptile, which ho de
scribes as lieing covered with large scales.
Charles Brown and bis wife, while black
berrjiug in the same vicinity, lost week, were
chased by the same immense creature, but by
dint of hard running, they succeeded in gaining
a place of shelter.
The existence of the snake is well known, and
a gentleman w ho does not care, from inislesty,
to have bis name apear, very reluctantly give,
ail cxierience be pased through about ten days
ago. He started out blacklierr) ing in the
marshes along the bank of Dragon Creek, ear
ryiug with him also a shot-gun. Feeling tired,
about noon, he concluded to rest awhile, ami
liegan tu make his way to an old log, as ho
thought, about twenty feet distant, to take a
seat. Umiii approaching what he believeit to
be a fallen tree, the object uinvrd slightly, when
he discovered that it was not a log, hut an
immense snake, oil which were scales about the
size of sonn plates. Instinctively, ho tied as
rapidly as the nature of the grouud would per
mit, leaving his gun leliiiid. Finding he was
not pnrsned, he glanied batk and saw hissuake
ship moving slowly away, am! although he be
lieves he saw the middle of the creatnrn first, It
was fully five minute liefore tho tail passed
tlinmgh the hushes.
A crackling noise followed in tLe wake of the
snake, and small trees shook, as the creature's
tail swayed from side to side. Gaining courage,
the (,'arrlfe informant secured his gnu and start
ed after the snake, which had disappeared in
the woods. After travelling abont a mile, the
hunter came in sight of the trunk of an old hol
low oak, aliout fifty feet high and two feet in
diameter, from the top of which protruded tho
head and almost ten feet of the "awfulest thing
I ever saw." as oar iufomiant remarked. Its
head was alsitit tho sizeuf a nail-keg, and of a
glossy black color, ita forked, tougue shooting
out venomously fully a foot, accompanied by a
hissing sound, resembling escaping sicaiii irom
a locomotive. The hnnter took aim and 6 ml,
the load of shot striking the snake, the shooter
thinks, two fret from the head. The lead failed
to make auy impression, hut dropped to tho
ground flattened out. A shot from the second
barrel resulted the same w ay. The last report,
huwerer. seemed to amrer the snake, aud it
started out of the top of the tree, its fire-like
eyes gleaming iu tbe snuligbt. Tlie man at
once left, looking around, when some distance
off, aud seeing the loathsome creature slowly
letting Itself Hown liy ine lall to me grouuu,
while around the top of tho tree appeared thu
head of uumerous small suakes erhaps a
hundred evidently the young of the monster
The now thoroughly frightened hrrry-gatlierrr
fled precipitately, and not until Mr. Cheese,
man's experience tswame known did he tell of
Ills adventure, which, of course, will have to In.
taken csm grano aalia.
Tlie existence uf a huge snake in tho vicinity
mentioned has been known for some years, and
it is on record that Henry and William Carson,
sons of John Carson, were at ooe time chased
home while lierrying. At that time, a (party
was organized, ami, armeil witn guns, pisinis,
hatchets, pitchforks, etc., scoured the vicinity
fur two days, but withont success. Another
party is to be formed, Iu a few days and a grand
suako hunt organized. jniaiisafo ilatrtle.
Is the Egyptian Struggle Prophetic F
The British expedition against Arab! Bey is
wstrlinl with interest bv the students of proph
ecy, as "the lieginning of the end," when the
Turkish Empire will he overthrown, aud tjie
Jew restored to their native laud. Some re
gard Arabi Bey, or tbe 'also prophet, r.l ilenlil,
a tba leader and savior promised Egypt In
Isaiah, and are closely watching the prelude tu
the coming mighty struggle between Great Brit
ain and the Mohammedan fanatic of the east.
Tbe following prophecy, from tlie book of
Daniel, seems to fit the analogy created by tbe
The parenthesis in the quotation of the proph
ecy apiiear to be to the point, and bears, with
emphasis, on tbe fact of Wolaeley' expedition,
and the great Bussiau force now in the Cau
casus, awaiting the time when Great Britain
hall lie entangled with tbe Mohammedans, to
pounce down on Asia Minor, aud wipe out the
We give tbe quotation as it wa handed to us:
Audat the time of the end shall the king of
the sooth, , pnsh at him, (tbo saltan,) and
the king of the north (England and Kussia)
hall come against him (in Egypt and Asia
Minor) like a whirlwind, with chanot and with
horsemen, and with many' ships, and he shall
enter into the countries, and shall overflow
(ovrrruu by conquest) and pas over.
He (ltussia) shall cuter iuto the glorious land.
(Palestine,) and many countries shall he over
thrown, but there shall escape ont of his land,
even Edom and Moab, and the chief of tbe chll
drenof Ainmon (they are oat of the line of op
erations of Knssia and England.)
He (England) shall stretch forth hi baud also
npon the countries, and the land of Egypt shall
But he (England) shall have power over the
treasures of gold aud silver, (the revenue,) and
over all the precious thing, of Egypt ; and the
Libyan (Nubians) and the Ethiopians ( Abyssiu
Iant) shall be at her steps (Egypt, Nubia ami
Abyssinia are in the direct line of Wolaeley'
march to India.)
But tidings out of the east (India) and oat of
tbe DortMKaasia) shall trouble him, (England,)
therefore be shall go forth with great fory to
destroy and utterly make away with many.
(This looks like a holy war with tbe Moham-
And he (Boss!) ahalrptant the tabernacle of
his palace between the sea, (evidently at Con-
stantinople, between the Black and Mediterra
nean,) iu the gluriona holy mountain (Mt. Zion,
at Jerusalem.) Yet ho (Turkey) shall come to
hi end, and none hall help him.
And at that time shall Michael stand np, (is
be the archangel or tbe grand dakaf) the great
province which stasdeth for the children of thy
people; and there shall be a time of trouble
sach as never waa since there was a nation, even
to that aame time; and at that time thy people
shall be delivered, every one that shall he found
written In the book.
lUsrxn's FxBT is the dallest, sleepiest, sad
most dilapidated place on God's foot-stool.