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SOL. MILLER, .EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. f
VOLUME XV.-NUMBER 49.1
Of tt Urt of the Indian Warriors, oa Leaiiar tkc Okl
IIT 11011. A. L. BLTEE IICFOCS.
Tbe Indian Brave oh! aUy dot,
Alnnt rare tbeir forewt borne.
Ami far within untnxhlen wild.,
lu future, they mut mam.
The bite man - ij in In thij vale.
He trt-ad tmr tathr tV jT-avert;
Awav! away! tiVrr'ji no nwrereat
YaT the poor Indian Braves.
Sweet Valley! here, fr rentnrien.
Our tribe roaniett wild and free;
For where there no revtniint, oh! aay.
Where tle can Krwdora hef
Our hunting iruamU were undisturbed.
Save when tlie war whoop mnj;
We trod the war uth fearleaftly,
The death-ong boldly aan.
Oh! far and wide, onr hunting grounds
Fnmi .North toNmtb werenpread;
And denteouH was the wholesome game.
Within their roverts bred.
Our cwjucil fires were large and bright,
Our sjrht-ms wiite and brave;
And many were the warriors bold.
That uur Great Sjdnt gave.
But, oh! the white man's God was wroth
With the imor Indian, sore.
And in His vengeance, then. He sent
The pale-face to our vbore.
The forent trees, that ne'er were scathed,
Save by tte lightning's blat.
Beneath the white ineu s axes ft 11,
In numU-rs, thick and fast.
Each tttroVe that through the forest rang,
Wa. felt deti in our hearts;
We knew the Indian s peace was gone.
That Fret-dom love imparts.
Our villages and wigwams all,
IJVe "Autumn leaves were strown,
Our Mpiaw sand children iuadl slam,
Wht n helpleHs and alone.
The iiale-fsce t-f izt-d our hnuting ground,
.liddntve it far ami wide.
And eerv f'"t f land they gained.
With hfood of Braves wasded:
And bo our tnles iunt wander far
No more tbrv here mar dwells
The fot men's fireath is iu the gale
Of carnage doth it tIL
Well breaL onr smm s o er the graves
Where kIWii the rwl men's sires,
No more we 11 seek around tbeiw mounds i
To ligbi our rouncil tires.
Ohio's ale i statuetl w ith Wood,
Wliere er the jiale-ftce treads
JIIimmI, which will rail for two-fold wrath
Upon their guilty headn.
Away awa ! to far-off -dalt.
Whose waters ne'er w ere stirred.
Save by the fierce tornado's bnath.
Or some lone mountain binL
Though few our hearts are ftarlesa still
But torn, and truohed. and sore:
Awa ! away! wht re white man's foot
Hath never trod the shore!
FLEECING A LAWYER;
TAKING A RECEIPT.
"It is ulwaj safe to ns-civ nionej ." Ixtw Maxim.
"There, iiotc said Elkanor Bunker, musing
ly, "that'll rtii tolerably well. Chitty in there,
ami .Slarkic next beside it, ami 'my Lnnl Cokey
and his detutcsl admirer Sir Williams ou the
shelf above.; ami tlieu tlio Reports 'Kirbj,'
'Iay,' 'Root' ami 'Connecticut' we'll string
them along here. Who sajs, now, there in Hut
considerable law- ou those three shelves! Ami
wlin, tliat didn't know, would Mipjmse tb.it those
few liisiks cost mo something short nfuiie liini
drtd federal dollars, for which Mini old Spiccr has
iny 'promise to pay!' A rash promise that, nil
limits considered;" and Klkanor Kit down ti re
II lit mi nish premises in general, and his own in
Klkaimr Hunker was a lawyer; new ly fledged,
audasjet without a client. His Shingle,' with
ATTOKXEV AND CUUNM LUIU AT LAW,"
in lrttriH at bright as gold leaf could ninko them,
had gone up I li day Ix-fore; ami liis lilmiry,
rather a M-ant iiattrni, had jut arrived, and El
kaiuir had ieut tho l.it tiftten iniiiuten Input
ting them tip, too; after which, Klkauor wated
liimself again in hit old arm chair, and musiug,
Elkanor Bunker was wlnt ii generally calleil
'acute Yankee.' In the classic and cpresihe
l.inguagu f lili uatie land, he had cut his eje
teeth sonic time since, and could Her as fir into a
mill btoue, as most folks. The only thing we
liiinvr agaiiibt Klkanor's cuteness was, that he
li.id of his on ii free will iletennilieil to locate
liimself in Connecticut; Connecticut, the great
Sahara of the. legal professien; and not iu Con
necticut iii rt-lj , hut in the little town of Crirzlc,
that had the reputation of having starved nut
two-thinlsof thejawjers who had ui.ide their de
Jut at the County bar. Tin-truth was, Grizzle,
like an old tobacco plantation, had liecmno ex
hausted 'used up.' Some thirty jears liefore,
one 'Suuire Ifaw son, now Judge KawMiu, (judge
by courtey,) had gleamsl the legal Held which
Grizzle and its trinity prescntisl, and had glean
ed it pretty thoroughly, too. IU had grown rich
by tho operation, and on a competency had lung
miicc retired, occasionally, howei er, gi ing niH ice;
'gi ing' it, too, iu the full sense of the term, which
fuunn lawyers xaid was the reason why Grizzle
ne er, since his day, could support a lawyer. In
Judge Kaw son's footsteps, as far as liecoining rich
was concerned, Elkanor determined to follow.
The prospect was an thing but flattering.
"Oh, for a good f.it client!" sighed Elkanor,
after half an hour's solitary rrilcctioii. Sighing
docs not generally secure thoubject longed for;
but iu this case, the usual order of things seemed
likely to be reversed. A heavy step was heard
iu the passage, a rap" at the diwr, and in stalked
a gaunt, bony six-footer, with an ox goad in one
liandajid auiindre.sed"sueep9kiii in the other.
Elkanor knew his customer, an old acquaintance,
mivrlv as thedav is long, when dajs are the
longest. Ho coolly pushed out a chair to him,
and then busied himself with some books and pa
1ts that lav liefore him, with an appearance of
industry decidedly greater than lie manifested
liefore his visitor's entrance.
"You seem to lie pl.igny busy this morning.
'Ain'irc," said Mr. Tarlsix, after a silent session
of Mime fifteen minutes.
'Kather busy, sir."
"Well, then, I gness I won't interrupt you,
'Apiire, seem' as you are 6kj."
"It is iu v business, sir, to bo interrupted, rc
mirked Elkanor. ,... .
"Yes, I know it is; but you see, I didn t exact
ly call on bitlet. I only wanted to get n little
a'dvire;Must to find out what your opinion is.
"Well, sir," state your 'case," laconically, re-m-irked
Elkanor. . . , -
"Why, you see, 'Squire, wo had a kind of
cattle show down at onr end of the to.jn
know, last week, on Tuesday. Well, "
got into a little bit of a scrape there. Yon know
Hill Walter, I 'sposof "
"I can't sav that I do," said Elkanor.
.. i, .. '. V.mi -.itr.- Ttc.ivens and airth.
pnr?s yon kiiu uiui, --j
'""Perhaps so; but c on with our case, if yon
please, and let Hill Walker go.
"Yes, but really, now, I thought yon knew VM
Why. I swan, 'Squire, yon mv.l know him. Will
Walker's the man that wears m.ii .....
lip man mm '" , - -.,x. .
will nor inflict our w 7"J. M.
..ninoiisilescntionofBill Walker ap
iminonsiie.i minutes: af-
But we w
parel, in a
whhhinTh a f an h,,r in felling hovvhe
B had ffi a tifiht together ami then eted
.1.. .f nf the morning by telling what tney
anil Hill hart nwi '-. " :.;, y,-t they
out the rest of the .""rningly telling what hey
ha. fought together for. Je,nsant dinner:
ofthis.Pwhen Elkanor h.rl 'f "on
bell ring. Elkanor na. . . -,-
XRp.a- - ' hecut 8hrt
Li"Te nmountTf whole matter Mr. Tarbox
Iheamonni v9r own story, is. that
so far as I can see , trom ,
and aVnowVedSO that you hae been and taken
"That's it, 'Pqnire; you've bit It'dzactly."
"I'"'?011 'we no boMiiess to take one of Bill
"Why, Bill Walker took one of mine."
"Perhaps so; but can Mm prorc that fact!"
"Prove it! Thunder and lightning! I should
hoi "" I can prove that fast enough."
"Who'll swear to it!"
"WJiy, anyhodg will swear to it."
"And what might anybody's name lie!" in
quired Elkanor. "Did yon see Bill take the
sheep, or have anything to do with it!"
"So, didn't see him."
"Well, do you know anybody who did!"
'1 can't say that I dr, 'tkaclt; but, thunder
and lightning. 'Squire! Bill Walker is just the
sort of fellow to steal sheep; I'll swear to that!"
"les, bnt thai won't do. Jly opinion. Mr. Tar
box. is. that nn had lietter ms Ilill WnlL.. I.;.
sheep, and get yours back whenever jou can. It
is your shortest w ay out of the scraiie, sir."
-no jou really think so 'Squire!" -
"1 ilon't (Ami. anything about
ny thing about the matter; I
"Well, that's What Bill K.li.1 'Snnin. tr.M.,,m
down to Walkerville, saiiL But I didn't raaly
1eliee him. Howsoecr, if you both sav so, I
'sposc it must lie so. It's an all-fired bard case
though, I swan it is." (Here Mr. Tarbox pulled
out bis watch.) Hullo! 'most two o'clock! I
must be goin', that's a fact." And Mr. Tarliox
gathered together his fixing, and made for the
"Look here.Ir. Tarlxix," asked Elkanor, "you
ha rn't paid me j et. Cash down, is my motto."
"Haven't jt-a-id you! Paid you fur ha(t I
don't owe you anything, as I know on. Doll"
"Certainly, jou do."
"I should like to know what it's for. then."
" A'ery well, I can tell you. It is for profession
al advice givin yon this morning."
"Ha! ha! Well, now, that is a good out! And
bow mm Ii may j our profcfMimal oh ice 1 JmA .'"
"If Jim follow it. and I'm inclined to think
yon will, it will be worth to yon almut tell times
what I shall ihargeyou for'it. My charge, sir,
is one dollar."
"Oh, git eout, 'Squire! You don't mean to say
jou want mo'to pa.v j on a dollar for an bouroV
so of sociable talk, do jou!"
"Indeed, I du, sir."
'Will, look here, jonng man. Von nerd not
think jou are going to diddle mo out of a dollar
in that way. I'm a little too knowing for that
operation. So good morning to jou; and as to
that dollar, don't jou wish jou may get it! Good
morning. One dollar! Ha! ha!"
"Let those laiigh who win, Mr. Tarlsix," said
Elkanor; "jou'll either paj- me that dollar now,
or before sunset I'll sue jou for five. Y'ou call
take Minr choice."'
" ir-1-c-ir. now! You areascreamerforajoung
one. Hilt III tell jou what I'll do with" jou,
'Squire I'll give jou that dollar, if j-ou'll give a
receipt for it."
" 1 11 give jou a dozen, if you like," said Elka
nor. "Very well, here's j our dollar, then. Xow hand
over the receipt, if jon please."
Elkanor sat down and wrote:
"Kir. iv-fil of Tllram Tarlsix. One Tlnllar, in payment for
prufvio!ia! advice to Min thU day iriu
"firUzle,Scnt-'7, mi. Att'yatLaw."
"There, jou hate it," said he, handing it ovir
to Mr. Tarliox.
"Yes, and it is where jou'll lme it, too, or I'm
mightily mistaken. You've swindled me, joung
man, oiit of a dollar, and here I've got proof of it
in black and white. That w ill be a dear dollar
to jou, mj- good fellow."
"Pirhaps so," replied Elkanor; "bnt if yon
are through, sir, jou needn't wait any longer.
There's the door."
Mr. T.irlmx went out. He went out, too, aslf
Ik; fancied he saw demonstrations, on the young
lanjer's part, of an intention to put him out.
He kept on, too, after hu had got out, until be
came to the house of Judge liawson, to whom al
lusion Ilin 1m fore liecn made. Here be stopiHsl
and r.ipHsl. The Judge was not in. He had
gone over to the farm. So, over to the farm, af
ter the Judge, went Mr. Tarlsix. It was a long
three mill's, and by the time he reached the sjsit,
he bnd nlHiiit made up his mind that it would
havebeen ns will to hate given the dollar, and
said nothing further about it. Howev er, he per
seereil. audat last found the Judge ill the field,
with a Ins- in his band, hoeing potatoes.
The Judge was a man of few words, and soon
brought Mr. T.irbox to a point.
"Why, the amount of it is. Judge," siid Mr.
Tarlsix, "jou see this receipt the little racal has
given me. " Well, I want Jou to take it. and haul
the fellow up. for me."
"Hani him up! Why, the receipt is good
enough. What more do pou want, pray!"
"I don't want anj thing more from him. -But
I should like to make him swing -for it though,
"Make him swing! Swing for what!"
"Whv, for swindling inn out of mv money."
"You" stupid old j.iikass!" said the Judge,
" didn't jou go to him and ask his opinion !"
"To be sure, I did; but
" Don't bother me with your huts. If jou ask
ed him for his advice, aul he gave it you, I
should sav that was enough."
"Y'es, but be didn't give itto me. He made me
pay a dollar for it. Now, that's w hat I call swin
dling." . .
"Y'ou mar fall it what jou like; but it is no
more swindling than for jou to charge a dollar
for a bushel of com is swindling."
"Well, blast it all!" said Mr. Tarlsix, rather
testily; "do you mean to say, Judge, that this
receipt is a gcod one !"
"To be sure, I do."
"And that I cau't get my dollar back again !'
" Xot by a long shot."
"I supi'iose, then, I can't make the little rascal
suffer for "it!"
" I should say no, most decidedly."
"Well, if that's the case," said Mr. Tarbox,
looking rather crest-fallen, "it is high time I was
going;" and on be started. But his progress
was suddenly arrested:
"3ust stop one moment, if jou please," said the
Judge. " I belie e J on haven't paid me yet."
"T'-a-i-d jou! Paid jou for what, I'd like to
know !" .
"For professional advice."
" Whv, J on don't mean to say, Judge, that you
are piing to make me pay for your telling me
that I cau't prosecute that fellow, do you! You
don't mean that, surely."
"Certainly, I do."
"Well, all I have got to say is, I'll see yon to
thornier first ! How much do j ou charge for that,
"Ill tell you what I charge for it," said the
Jndire, slowly lifting his hoe: "Either pay me
my fee, or I'll give jou such a mauling as yon
never had in j our life. Take your choice, and be
quick about it, too.
Mr. Tarlsix looked at the hoe, and then at the
Judge. There was no mistaking either the deter
mination of the Judge's eye, uor the strength of
"Well, if I must, I Vpose I must," said he, at
leugth. "What is your charges!"
"Two dollars! Thunder and lightning. Judge!
you are too bad! too bad, that's a fact. I thought
j on didn't charge anj thing for law business novv-
"That depends on circumstances. I do this
"But two dollars, Judge! isn't that rather
Vr.t wni-" said the Jndce; either that or
the boe-bandle. Take onr choice."
"Well, blast jou! tale it. men;-, sam sit. iar
Ikiv, hauling out of an old dirty pocket-book a
"Very good, said theJndge; "Phoenix Bank,
five dollars, All right: here's jou change. Yon
may go now." ....
And Mr. Tarliox ihd go. He stopped, though,
after going a few steps, for he heard the Jndge
calling after him. .... . .
"Well, what's wanting now, I d like to know!
snarled he. . ,. , ..
"Oh, nothing, very particular," "Pjifd the
Jndge: "I thought, perhaps, as jou had let me
h.iM3 the two dollars, that perhaps yon might
like a receipt!"
Mr. Tarlsix gronnd bis teeth audibly, and as ne
turncdaway,MJ!iicthing very much like "imir.
fonnil its war out. Mr. Tarbox was a deacon in
the church, though. So it couldn't have been
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY,
THE 01,0 HILL.
HT MCUXlt WATXK.
After many a year of wandering.
Mr tins! heart mmrs back at will,
To the play ground nf in r childhoud.
To the old furaaken muL
Forty yrara the liometa tinildnl
High amra UicwimmI Imiwn raven;
Fortj .Sirinz the blii.--l.inU carolled
'Xcath the tauelrd willow tree.
And the star flower and the wild row
Bloomed in urautrevrrywhrrr, '
And with soft breath breathed their fragrance
Oat into the Sammer air.
In the awamps the violets clnatered.
Lars and blue as angel.' ere:
And the hill top. crowned with daiaiea.
Reared it proud top toward the skies.
Ob ! this ruv borne, and this my play ground.
In those happy davs cone bj ;
These mv brakes and thew niy buahea,
Thia my air and thia my sky!
But these rears have hron-ht their changes:
Itohlird the wild wood of its bloom ;
And the old mill worn and shattered.
Finds aforeut for its tomb.
Every Tear the roof grows feebler.
Bends it toward the winding stream ;
Minum gather on the .hinzles.
Ivnrs clamber round each beam.
3Tow theVheel in stilled foreTer.
Its tired pulfte lias ceased its throbbing.
And the brook that wlndeth by it.
Has changed its singing into sobbing.
Every warthe roof .Infca lower:
Soon the worn-oi.t frame will falL
XAud the growing pines will sadly
- Cast their shadows over alL
Tims, with erery human creature.
We mar rlourif.li. thin dts-ay;
lleath di.tortelli every feature,
Whuh life made beautiful and gay.
F. L. Dancy furnishes to the San Augustine
Examiner the following account of the discovcrj
of the dungeon at Fort Marion, concerning which
incorrect statements 'have been published. The
discovcrj- has been attributed to Lieut. Tut tic,
but the writer sajs:
Lieut. Tut tie, of the United States engineers,
did have ch.irgn nf this fort and the repairs of the
sea wall ill ISC, but he did nothing tow. inl the
repaint of the fort, nor did he investigate its se
cret recesses or concealed dungeons.
In 1S!C, having then resigned my commission
as Lieutenant in theiMIJcgimeiitof United States
Artillery, I was appointed by the Secretary of
War to take charge and superintend the "repairs
of Fort Marion andtliasc.i wallat St. Augustine."
Soon after taking charge I found the- terra plain
ol the gorge nl tlie northeast angle of tile liastion
had bioki n through and settled dow n, and partly
closed a door of the east casement in the, north
curtain. This door, which was partially closed
with the debris from the terra plain, evidently
Icsl to some otlur cell, and 1 caused the obstruc
tions to be renin v is 1 until a solid wall of masonrj"
across the throat nf the bastion was unearthed,
and on examination I found it in the shape nf a
disir, evidently nf a different age of masonrj,
which blocked mv further urotires. 1 called IU
my chief mason, Ihomas Hall, with his tools, who
soon i lit out the new mason work, revealing an
extensive room 10 bj 20 fiet, but so dark within
as to render objects iu isible ou first entering. A
light w as procured, ami thee ellc.mfiill.vexamfiicd
liynnsclt and Mr. Hall, when everjthing that
was found were a few chunks uf wood, about eight
inches long, charred at one end. These were
alsmt then litre of the cell a ring and iron staple
inserted iu the wall; and twoor three bits of ls-ef
bones, such as would be sawtsl bj- a butcher from
the hind quarter of a beef. Xear toaml along the
north wall I gathered up a few human lumps the
forenriiiaiidleglMines. IhcseJlMiiics I earned tothe
b-irnuksaml evhibiltid to Dr. Weigiitinan, then
the UniteilStates Surgeonfortbat station, wlitipm
iioiiutcd them human bones. Iu a short timetliej
allcrnmbledtopovvilcr. Thovvholedi-s;overj" was
viewed as mi smalt a matter that I do not at this
day rcnicmlier if it was even reported to the War
Department. Then-was at the same time dis
co ered by mj workmen an opening into a well,
or entrance to a secret outlet under the floor of
one of the cells, in the north curtain, the opening
into which had a square stone fitted into it, nnd
the tabby floor of the cell was built over. It was
alHiut tw'o fret square at the top, and went down
in an oval or jug shape.ibont eight feet, but being
full of trash and water, it was examined no fur
ther. It ma v have been intended for a cistern, or
it may have betn the entrance to a subterranean
outlet from the interior of the fort, to communi
cate with the country outside of the city; and the
mason work may have given way. It is the gen
eral belief that sjich an outlet did at one timeexist.
Am Immense Caalertaikiaiai.
The Scimtifc .luirriciiw. in calling attention to
the statement of an Italian journal that there
cent visit of the Uussian Czar tothe southern
part of his Empire had particular reference to
the projected junction oi the Caspian Sea with
the Black Sea, says:
"The entire length of the canal would bo six
hundred and thirty liiissiaiis ersts, alsmt four
hundred miles, though-the mountain chain to lie
pierced only measures eight Verts, or alsmt five
miles. It is calculated that thirtj -two thousand
lalsircrs will have to be cinploved for fully six
years in order to complete the undertaking.
Onite apart from the direct commercial advanta
ges winch would result from the completion of
this canal, it wnniil serve to repiemsn ine uaspi-,
au Sea with water, a highly important considera
tion. During the last decade, and even longer, a
remarkable reduction of water was noticed, so
ninth so that the final extinction, that is exsicca
tion, nf the sea was apprehended. The result
would not only Ik malarious in the extreme, but
also destructive of a' great source of wealth,
namely, the sturgeoii,slJcriet, and seal fisheries.
Many thousand persons are at present employed
in these fisheries, (chiefly Astrakhan) by whom
eight hundred thousand pounds of caviar alone
are annually obtained. An insurance nf water
supply to those persons would, therefore, give re
newed stimulus to their local enterprise, though
the same may not be nearly as important as the
effect ou commerce at large."
SoMKnoor who evidently wishes he hadn't, has
been asking Mr. Beecher some important ques
tion, and the great apostle of Plymouth answers
BnooKLTX, May 10, 1672.
E. T. CiYMjr, Eq Dm Hoie$, Ioaa:
Dear Sib: Yon ought, as a reasonably intelli
gent man, be ashamed een to ask me whether I
wrote the comniendationsof a Miss Height, an ac
tress, which some nnprincipled theatre mm
agers are hawking alsmt the country. A man's
long life ought to connt for something still, I
forgive yon! I have never seen a play acted in a
theatre in my life. I have borne one uniform testi
mony rin the subjest of theatres, and that not in
their favor. The stuff attributed to me in the
extract which yon sent me would lie considered
a iioor balderdash in a secoud-ratelnnatic asylum
for school girls run mad. Why yon should ask
me if I wrote it. I can account for only on the
supposition that ynn fear I have a softening of (
the brain. What a recommendation of oWrrt (
this dirty trick of forging such letters mnst lie!
Any neighborhood into which these strolling ,
theatres come, ought to double lock their bams
and look well to their horses. A manager who j
can torge tetters, will ne iiseny in umoaiwus
him a cotiipanrlhat will rob hen roosts.
Y'onrs'tnily, H. W. Beeciiek.
P. S. Ynn may publish this.
Tiif. depopulation of the Arctic coast by the re
moval of the chief means of subsistence of the in
habitants is a question inrnlving only a short
time, lfthe rate qf destruction of the eeals and
walrus is not son diminished.
cik cnwRLKs I.yfia calculates that the entire i :
cont,ent of North America will be washed away , "
v'i j , "XnU "f""r aa1 a half million of years, i
And yet the people take an interest in real estate. 1
Sin CriVrtLKs i.yfia calculates that the entire !
interest in real estate, i
young men can consent to hiafaimnt hi corners '
as they do, when a good ,w ,,f strychnine can to
I bought for sixpence, U really lg8gn'V
THE CONSTITUTION AHD THE UNION.
TIIK FAT C.fTKIaCTH.
He wllllas CaawMalc far Prtalaeat.
The hour has arrived. I can hesitate no longer.
The highest interests of the nation demand that
I present myself as a candidate for President of
the United States, rhsve waited for some one
else to bring me out, but in the mnltitnde of can
didates no one seems to hare thought of me. And
I dou't think very much of myself; but a man
don't want to think much Of himself to be a can
didate for President unw-a-days. If be bad any
self regard at the outset, he would think rerj- lit
tle of himself by the time be go) through with
I am one of the people I might say, one of
the boj s. I came up from obscurity, and I hare
brought up a good deal of obscurity with me. I
never had any politics or juncli else. I am "Lib
eral" to a fault, and ready to receire votes from
auj- quarter, although I am not ready to give
quarters lor any v ores. -
As for a platform, snit yourself, gentlemen.
The lecture platform would probably suit mean
well as any other. Having stissl upon nearby
c cry, platform iu the West, it w onld lie hard for
jou to get up one I could not stand on. In the
absence of a jil.it form gi e me four aces, and I'll
"stand" ou that.
lam the sptxial friend nf the laboring man.
Xo one likes to see .men lalmr better than I do.
Iu fact, I bad rather see a man work than work
mj self. I am not only av erse to working more
than eight hours, but I am oppised to working
a single hour! I shan't even work for my elec
tion, leaving that for the men who want theolrices.
I am in lavorof pajing the National debt. It
is in fait the only debt I am in favor uf pajing.
And rather than "not see it paid dnring my ad
ministration I will pay it out of my own pocket.
In the matter nf civil ser ice reform, I intend
to do the civil thing bj-the nation if the nation
does the civil thing by "me. Being civil is so rare
condition novv-aniavs m the viineit walks of
life, (to say nothing about the runs) that reform
is nrgeiitl.v called for.
Itetreiiihiiieiit is my motto. If you can't put a
retrenchment plank in the platform put in a
lskinl. lam reudj-to work without any sjlary,
but I shall insist uihiii my Isunl.
1 am rather inclined to Free Trade, preferring
to feel file to trade wherever I please, but if a
Tariff plnnk is neccssarj- to my i lection, put it iu.
I shall not get on a Tar-ill I ain't elected.
Pledge me as strong as jou please to the Tem
perance men. The temperance pledge w on't hurt
me one bit. ,
Xo relative shall hold office, no matter whose
relation he mav be. I shall apixiint none but old
bachelors, childless w idows, nml orphans. A man
who has a relation in the world need not apply
for an ntlice under mj-administration. I have a
few relatives of my own holding office now, but
they shall lie promptly kicked out as soon as I am
electt d. One brother-in-law' has a little coal of
fice on the river. He must give it up. A third
cousin on my ucighlsir's side drinks too much oc
casionally; and gets nflii e font. I shall give him
notice to quit." Another relative has a hankering
after George Ellis' "Olhi e." It wou't do him any
good. You sis' I am dctcrminedjo reduce the
"relative" eicnses of the ( Jov eniment.
I engage not to accept any gift, unless it be the
hightst nllice in the gift of the people. If I am
ever called "Our present Chief Magistrate," it
won't ben chief magistrate of presents. Xot be
ing a man of commanding presence anj how, there
would probable be few presents that I could eom-
lujml. What few natural gifts I mar have, how
ever, I shall endeavor to retain. They are not
worth making any fuss almut.
I am not only in favor of woman's rights, bnt
of woman's rights and lefts. I am in favor of wo
niin voting, providid tl.ey vote for me. I see no
reason why it woman should not hold office, ex
cept, perhaps, the diflit nltj- of getting hold of it.
Xor should tin re lie auj" bar to a woman's nc cu
mulating property and supporting the family if
she wants to.
I may Is? askisl how I would treat the Indians.
I wouldn't "treat" them at all. They have been
treatisl too much and t.si often. M.y private opin
ion, however, is, that it will be a treat when there
isn't any Injun left. -
I stand bj the old constitution that has lieen
tried. Few men have tried their constitutions
more than I have tried mine. I accept the
amendments, ev ery one of them. When it conies
to amends I am ready to shout "amen" as loud
I understand there is an ambitious man named
George Francis Train, who aspires to lie Presi
ilitit on his promise to free Ireland. I engage not
only to free Ireland, but to make Irish whisky
free ill the bargain. I shall at least lie able to
tie George Francis iu the Kipularvnte, unless one
or the other of us is kept away from tho polls.
Hang it, I lulieve I could tie the Davenport
I shall inaugurate a wholesale emancipation
business as sihiii as I am inaugurates!. Xo goods
retailed at the White House, when lam Presi
dent. I engage to emancipate women from the
thraldom of fashion, to give the "lioys" their
rights, and almli-.li the custom which excludes
children iu arms from the elevating ami purifj
ing influences of the theatre. I hav e pledged mj
self to free Ireland and to free post Jge ; to free
housekeepers from the tyranny of servant girls;
free iew s, free iiasses, and freelsioters. To free
soil," to free tickets to shows, free drinks, free
press, and "J. X." Free. I trust I am not mak
ing myself too free. Fat Ciixtiubctok.
Death af Xalca mg.
On Salnrday, "Xaimleon," John Wilson's old
circus dog, died in this city, at the advanced age
of twentj -three. Dogs die" dailj that deserve no
particular mention, but "Xaileou" merits as
fair a share of honorable reference as any dog
that ever lived or died in this city. .One fact
alone will prove it. He accomplished in hisjife
tinie more than thousands nf men do in theirs;
be saved three jierscns from drowning, at the risk
of losing his own life. "Xapoleon" knew all
almut the circns,and was never better pleased
than when witnessing or participating iu the
simrts of the sawdust arena. When he reached
the years of doghood he became subject to fits,
resulting from precipitation of blood to his over
wrought brain. He became his own physician,
and instead of resorting, as meu similarly afflict
ed sometimes do, to stimulating drinks which
aggravate their malady, he tried cold water.
Whenever be felt au attack coming on, "Xapole
on" would start for a bncket of water or a trough,
plunge his head into the water and hold it there
as long as he could hold his breath. This gener
ally had the effect which he desired. As age ad
vanced lie liecame deaf and blind, and bis limbs
were stiff and almost useless. The last attack
killed him. "Xapoleon" wasa "traveled," dog.
He came to this city from Xew Orleans when bnt
a youth, and soon engaged with Wilson's circus.
With that he visited nearly every Connty ami
town in the State and on the coast. He also vis
ited Australia and China, and became a favorite.
of men wherever he weut, for he was honest and
true. Yesterday "Xaileon" was buried on a
hill at the comer of Powell and Sacramento
streets, in the presence of a rery large company
of men who had known and respected him. A
gentleman read a sketch of his life, and when
they all went away, fresh flowers andwreaths
lay on old "Xapoleon"" grave. Sax Francisco
Bulletin, April 22.
Galt6s'si theory of "hereditary genius," or
that "greatness runs in families," claims some
support in the history nf the Adamses, but that
is offset by that of the Websters. A Boston cor
respondent of the Hartford Conrant says the ani
mal element In Daniel Wclister has otiscured the
intellectual element in all bis descendants. Since
the death of Fletcher Webster in the war, noth
ing has been beard of the Welwter family nntil a
few days since, ben Daniel Webster Appleton,
a son of Daniel Webster's danghter Julia, and an
incorrigible drunkard, nearly burned himself to
death in the lock-up, where he had been placed
in a state of beastly intoxication.
A London" paper savs that the following ex
tract is from an old play bill, still in existence:
uv... it,- 1 n-fit nf Miss Brickler. 16th of Mar.
1767. At the end of the first act Miss Brickler
will sing a favorite song irom joiuiii,- accompa
nied by Mr. Dibdenonanew instrument, calleil
the piano forte."
The Boston iMt says: "Mile. Lucca has only
seven children." The deuce she has! Why,
what the dickens has the been doing all this timet
MAT 30, 1872.
OJt THE DEATH OF WILLIAX WlaVT.
ET I10UCE CRITAIT.
(Among his other faults. Horace Greeley nacd to Indulge
that of writinr verses for the nwnann- TT nrnnj ml
the following at the age of twenty three, and il was publial-
pd In a lili-mr naner esllml th Vw, Vorlw w!tl wl.1!, 1.a
Kouae not the muffled drum,
Wate not the martial trumpet's mournful aotmd,
For him wbone mi-htv voice in death Is dumb;
'Who, in the zenith of hia high renown.
To the grave went down.
Invoke no cannon's breath.
To swell the requiem o er hia ashes poured
Silently bear him to the honae of death:
Tho aching hearts by whom he waa adored,
lie won not with the sword.
Xo! let affliction'a tear
r 1 the atOe tribute to hi lortnory paid;
Karth has no monument so jnatly dear
To soul like bis, in purity arryed
Kever to fade.
I loved thee, patriot Chief!
I battled proudlyi'ueatb thy banner pure;
Mine is the breast of woe the heart of grief.
Arhicb nutfer on. unmindful of s cure
l'louil to endura.
But vain the voire of wail
For thee, from this dim vale of sorrow tied
Earth has no spell whose magic ahall not fail
Tohght theglimm that shroud Ihj narrow bed.
Or woo the from the dead.
Then, take the long repose
lleneatb the shelter of the decrsgrern aod :
Ileath bnt a brighter halo o'er thee throwa
Thy fame, thr soul. abLe have spurned the clod
Kesi uire in ctou.
isai a. r
Froia Me Tvitdo lUait.Y
TUB MUBV I.ETTEB8.
The Sew aiarraaraf la Kratacky A Faitafal
Acraaal mt lb? lira Jleetiaa Callea fa Or.
Eiaizelhesaaae What Ilappcaeal ta?allack,
igler, cl al.
CoMMIlUT X IkOADr
I 17, 1S72. )
(Wicii is iv the State cv Kentvcky
I hcv at last succeeded in so arranuin mv snb-
luiiarj- matters cz to bo totally shoor urreglar
subsidence, till the triumph nv thebnlteu licpub
likiiisaml the Ilimorrisj-give me back the Jsist
ofiicenv wieh old Grant deprived me. Bascom
and I hey cum to a iiuderstaiidiu. He agrees to
say nothin nv vvat I owe him, till after I git my
place agin, (when I agree to pay it iu full), and in
the meantime I agree to stand reglar at his bar,
from 7 in the mnmiii till 12 at nite, and accept in
vitasheus to drink, be paj ill me two cents ou each
iiivitasheii for wieh tasb is paid, and one cent
when the party tells him to "fist mark it down."
The amount I slid make w ill depend, nr course,
on the MiwiT nv enibsirauce nv my bowels. Yis
tenla.y I made eiiuff to" pay for vvat" likker I need
ed in the slack times ur the da.v, ami also to buy
one square meal, wieh satisfies ine.
We determined, two weeks ago, to cast onr lot
with the lilieral reform movement iuoggcrated in
tho Iiepublikin party bj- them grate, gmsl men,
Horris Greeley, Carl Scburz, and Trumbull. The
Diinocrisy uv the Comers feel keenly the need nv
a thuro, sweepin, radii al reform in theadministra
bhen nr the Gov enneut. We feel that cornipshen,
violence, bnsitalitj- and tjrannyhev hi Id sway
too long, and we hail gladly any prnsjicck uv re-
ieet. Here, in Hie Hart ur Kentucky, a nigger is
Postmaster! while I am pickin up a precarious
subsistence ez liest I may, dependin on chance in
vitashensto drink for a livelihood. Pollock, a
Illiuoy interloper, sells goods and collects the rev
enisi in perfect seknoritv, with that disturber,
Bigler, ez his depittj', while a nigger assesses onto
us iiiicoustooshnel taxes. Two hundred nigger
families np toards Garrettstovvn are livin on land
wieh wuzTc-stiil from. the aristocracy nv this scck
slien, uiockiu us by vveariu clues' sich ez we can't
annul, and eiidaiigenu ourinstiKishens w ith skools
and nu etin houses in wieh heresies ny the most
nl.irmiii nacher is taught and preached. Troo
that land wuz lint and paved for, but for its sale
the tj raiiiiir.il Govenueut is nevertheless respon
sible, lied it not bin for that nnronstooshnel war
waged onto us, t her" never wood lievbin no neces
sity for sellin it, nnd titer wood her bin no free
niggers to bn.r it.
1 receev cd from Tvv ecd, nr Xoo York, a account
nv the grate Liberal licpnblikin uicctiit held iu
Coiqier Iiistoot, in that citj", on the 12th inst.,
wieh Greele.v got up for- Sehiirz and Trumbull,
with the X.ilHilcoiiik injunction at the Imttom,
"do likewise." I to wnnst calleil together the
faithful, and instructed em in the new deparcher,
and ez to the methods uv gittin at it.
Ez a matter uv course, the first step wnz-to her
a mcetin ur thel.ilieral Reform Republikins, that
noble army who is opmsed to the cornipshens
pervadiu all the department) ur the Govennent,
ez well ez to the centralizashen ur power aimed
at by those now in power, and we determined at
that merlin to not only cniinshate our principles,
but nominate a County ticket. Tho call wnz cir
cul.itisl by Deekin Pngram and Kernel McPelter,
and wuz signed by all uv the citizens nv the Cor
ners who km ritej cent Pollock", the lllinoy store
keeper, Joe Bigler, Lubbtick, the nigger Post
master, and Watkins, tho nigger Assesser.
" The meetiu wuz one nv the most enthnosiastic
I e er presided nv er. The nieetin house wnz dec
oratid with sich banners ez we hey. It wuz, nr
course, a Itepnhlikin meetiu, bnt the fact that the'
wuz Conftslrit flags and Scemorc and Blair ban
ners uv the last campane. didn't iem singler or
straugp. In addUhentothese,wehlhnngabont
the walls, iu conspicuous places, -port rates wicb
bed ln-en painted for Lee, lloregard and Brecken
ridgr; but we simply changed the luimeCnndcr
em to Greeley, Sehurz ami Trumbull, and they,
ansereil the purpose, jist jrz. weU.
I presided, nr course, andthe,ret nr the citi
zens present wnz made Vice Presidents and Sek
retaries. The preliminaries her in ben gone tbroo
with, I reported the foilcrin declarasbnu nv prin
ciples: Rf-solvfd, That any attempt to conrert this
Repnblic into a absloot mnuarky, with heditary
Emperor and titled nobility, shood be sevrrely
frowned down by the Repnblikiua'nr Kentucky,
and is hereby frowned down.
Rf.soi.vfi), That public offisrs are, or shorn! lie,
created for public convenience, aud not ez re
wards for partisan serviceand that therfore, the
ackshen nr the Administrashen in removin the
Assesser, Collecter and Postmaster nr the Confed
rit X Roads who wanted the places and lied em,
and appintin in ther sted men who bedn't the
places, but voted for the President, wnz a act wieh
can't be too sererely frowned npop.
Rf-solved, That thff triumph nr Rrpnblikin
principles is of 'paramonnt importance to the
conntrr; Scburz and TrnmbtiU hcZonr corjel co
opprashnn in ther, laudable efforts to bust Grant
and His Repnblikin "party. Stipnlatin, nv course,
that in the new deal ther sliel lie a fair divide nv
the'plnpder among all concerned.
Resolved. That the pros)rity"nr the conntry
demands a tlioro4 radical and immejit reform in
the siril scrvis, siecifyiu partickerly the jmsishens
nv Assesser; Collecter and Postmaster at the Cor
ners, wieh places wnz taken from tbe honored
Chrerman nr this meetin, Kernel McPelter and
Issaker Gavitt, and given to two niggers and a
Rksolyf-D, That on the minor questions nv tar
iff, banks, payment nv debt, and sich. it aint best
to express anr pertikeler opinynn, allowin each
man to bold his own, if he kin. We welcome
cheerfully to tbe new movement Horris Greeley
snrl Pmteekshnn. Wells and Free Trade. Scburz
and Amnesty. Trnmbnll and Perlitikle Disability, I
ana every nony else wno aesires neinnu ay ueauu
Grant, with watever assorted cargo nv principles
thrv may happen to be loaded with..
At this pint Pollock, Bigler, Lbnek, Watkins,
and a dozen nr mote nv the Republikins nv the
Comers made ther appearance, and demanded the
rite nv participatin intbeproceedins. We mildly
but firmly denied tbe rekest.
"Isn't this a Repnblikin meetin!" asked Pol
lock. "It is," I responded.
" Well, then, why shan't I participate !" I wnz a
delegate to the Pittsbnrgeonrenshen wieh organ
ized the party: I voted for Grant, and ," sed
Pollock. . .
IexplatnedTotbe misgided man, that while it
wnz a Repnblikin meetin, it wnz a Reform Repnb
likin mrotin tlisf it vrnz called for the pnrpose
i nr consolidate the elements who desired to pnri-
fv the pnblie senris, and bev a more honest anu
effishent administrashen nv affairs, and therfore
"Yon put np ez Cheerman a defanltin Pt
master, and among yoor Vice Presidents bey a
defanltin Assesser and Collecter," sang ont Joe
Thrtnnforvuiiate remark cost. Joe so thin. He
i TERSS -
hed been sick with ager and fever for set eral
weeks, and wnz weak, and ez tbe Ku-Klux law
hez deterred onr pceple from bein demonstrativ e,
he hezn't bin carryiu his revolver for some months.
Immejitly Kernel McPelter and lierhaps 20 of onr
able-bodied citizens fell onto him, and in ten
minits they w oodu't her knoweil tberselves. How
they gut to ther respective homes I her no means
uv know in. They won't obtrude therselv es into
a Reform meetin' agin, very soon.
This little episode over, wo proceeded to nomi
nate a Reform Republikiu Ticket for Comity offis
es, puttin, nv course, for the various placis, Dee
kin Pograui, Elder Peunibackrr, and others who
held em rrgler sence Jackson's time; and heven
transacted all the bizness for wieh ifwuz couv en
ed. the meetiu adjtiroetl.
Ez it wnz ncssary to hev a meetin nv the Dim
ocrisy nv tint Corners, to ratify tho ackshun nv
the Reform Repnblikiu Convin-liun, ne all uv us
walked out nv the meetin house, ez Republikins
turned around and walked back, rz Dimocrats. I
called em to order, wnz elected Cheerman, ami lied
the Vice Presidents and Secretaries all re-elected
ez sich. Then I mot ed the adupshen u v the foilcr
Remilvmi, That the Democrisy nv the Comers
view in with alarm the cumipshcu that hez exist,
ed in the Govennent sence it passed out uv the
hands uv tho gilelcss Bnokamm, and seciii no
erthly hopes nv ever gittin back bj- ther own un
aided efforts hail with joy tbe ackshen uv Gree
ley. Scburz and Trumbull, ill theireffortstobe.it
Grant, and pledge cm onr harty snp)Mirt.
Rkmiia ki, 1 hat the Democrisy uv the Corners,
desiriu theco-operashnu nr tbe Reform Republi
kins will make no uoininasheiis for County ofli
sers but will support those made by the Reform
Conveiishuii hartily and in good faith.
Resolveh, That the platform uv principles laid
down by the Cniitenshuu uv Reform Republikins
meets nur ijees livtho situaslien cggsacl-, and wo
heerby adopt em ez ours.
These resobxishens wuz ynonanimously passed,
aud the Dimokratic Coiiteiishun ndjunicd.
We her this thing fixed to soot us and ef the
Diinocrisy everyw her" act with ez much wisdom,
success is ez rertin rz anything kin lie iu this
world. This ackshen w ill hev its effect tin the
PFtrroi eum V. X'Asny,
(Wieh wuz Postmaster, and luqies to be agin.)
lalrrtwliaa; Kelles af the Rrvalaliaa.
From the ML Tleasant (Iowa) Press.)
Fort Mamisox. Iowa, ?
Jan. 16, lb71.
Fuir.xii Rextiev: While incontersatioiiwitb
some friends a few evenings since, I was greatly
surprised to leant that Fort Madison call Imast
snine hallnWed relics, the sight nf which cannot
fail to send a thrill of pride through eterj" Ameri
can who beholds them. Tliev an tho two chairs
upon which Gen. George Washington and Col.
Geo. Ross sit while consulting wilb the lady who
designed the form of the American flag. The
chairs lielong to J. W. Albright, Esq., whose wife
has the inestimable privilege of knowing that her
grandmother was the one w ho was honored with
the arrangements and plan of our first starry ban
ner! On one nrthe reception chairs in the city
of brotherly lotes.it our roiiutrj's defender, with
his serine counteuiance animated by the interest
lie felt as lie listened toher description of what
the design should 1m that was to lead his advan
cing hosts to victory. What a compliment to
our sex that this emblem nf the free, now
recognized and revered by every nation
under the heavens, should have been entrusted
by onr patnot fjtlier to women! Fashioned by
her hand, followed by her prav ers when her loved
ones mirehisl lieiieath it. eiublaluied by her tears
when thej returned to her in silence wrapHsl iu
tlio colors tliey liait Uicsl to ilelemi. wno sliallsay
that our interest in our ting is less than man's f
It was this lady (Mrs. f.lizalietli Knss bj- name),
w ho suggested to the distinguished general the
proprietj'of retainiiigthc thirteen urigiiial stripes,
adding a star whenever a new State was re
ceivpil into onr union, and it washer glorious
prit ilege to lie spared to see the blue of her coiiu
trt's banner studded with many stars.
Well might that grand-daughter feel proud as
she laid a hand ou each of those treasured chairs
aiul said, "In one of these Gen. George Washing
ton sat while our grandmother unfolded to him
the design she bad decided upon." On which f
I turned reverently from one to the other, and
felt as a mother might who bad lost a child iu
battle, ami nu searching for his burial sjmt, could
not tell which uf two grates was his, and so
strewed flowers on Imth and wept over Imth, lie
canscshe could not learn which held her child,
it might hate been "womanish weakness" or it
migiit hate been idolatry, but I did long to lmw
down before those silent mementoes in grateful
acknowledgment to beaten for the bpstowal of
such a man as Washington in the hour of onr
greatest need. How hope ami fear must hate
held altcmatesway asliccame daily to watch the
pnigress of that first flag! How perfectly his
sublime faith seems emblemed in its pictured sky
of blue and in those iinwaniug stars! How har
monious seems its snowy stripe with the spotless
purity of bis character! How like the dauntless
warrior, ready to spill his life htood in the stnig
gle, seems its crimson band! Ah! grandmother
Ross jonrs was an artistic eye therewas deeper
meaning in what yon wrought thairyour desi en
dallts comprehended! I felt this as I stood there,
ami fancied Washington in one chair and jou
in the other, guiziug reverently at him, and
weating in silken meshes this symbol of the life
that has made us free.
If there lie one among ns whose ignorance of
bis birth place makes his nationality doubtful,
let him lay his hands upon these antiqne chairs
and staud the test. If a patriotic thnllrlectrilles
him nntil he seems to stand face to face with our
illustrious dead, then is be thoroughly and un
questionably an American; bnt if be listlessly
gazes on their quaint workmanship, manifesting
no emotion, then be is an alien ami a stranger.
Baraaaa FlJIs Eal Ihe Carps' af the Dwarf.
The York(Penn.) TJaijf of Wednesday sajs:
"The Fiji dwarf had been nnwell for some days,
and was sent to Xew York to lie treated by Mr.
Barnnin's physician, but the separation from bis
companions made bim restless and unhappy, and
he was accordingly returned. His health, howev
er, bas not been improved, and yestenlay be re
fused all nourishment, and seemed despondent,
and while making an effort to raise in bed, he
mnttered "Fiji" the only intelligible word he
could otter aud fell back dead.
Tbe event created a wild excitement among
his native companions. They bowled incessantly,
and exhibited every symptom of grnnine grief.
Last evening the keeier, Mr. S. S. Smith, bail the
body placed in a coffin, seenred tbe three com
panions in an adjoining room, and left the hotel
for the purpose of consulting with tbe manager.
He was not absent half an hour, and npon retur
ning a scene presented itself too bomble to de
tail. Tbe two male associates had gained access
to the corpse, and were bitingand gnawing at tbe
fleshy parts of the body with all the eagerness of
their natire cannibalism.
The female stood aloof in one corner, and try
sign, won! and gesture was entreating them to
desist. It is understood that this woman is a con,
vert to the teachings of English missionaries, and
looks with abhorrence npon all tbe unchristian
habits of her tribe. Mr. Smith promptly intefered,
and the two miserable beings went sullenly to
tbeir apartment. Tbe remains of the dead Fiji
were qnietly burled in the evening.
Discovtries which promise to lie as interes
ting as those of the old lake dwellings in Switzer
land hare recently been made in tbe south of.
France. Among tbe Pyrenees mountains at a
short distance below tbe surface of tbe gronnd
the remains nf ancient cities have been found,
which are presumed to lielong to a pre-historic
aCe. Tlie bonses are of tbe same character aa
those of the Swiss lakes. Investigations are ma
king, the result of which bas not yet been an
Some nf tbe papers are criticising tbe rhetoric
nf a clergyman who has recently preached ami
published the followingon tbnpassageof the Red
Sea: ."The billows reared as God's hand pulled
.back npon their crystal bits."
The Wondbnll woman is described by a West
ern paper aa having" "eyes that pierce and a
tongue that stings."
$2.00 PER AXNtfM, IX ADTAXCE.
WHOLE NUMBER, 777.
OXI.Y TBF." It BY.
They hare only bs-t the baby.
Tie little, little- one.
TCbo came when the April blossoms
Were smiliug in the sun 1
Aa frail and sweet as a Hower
The wind might blow awar.
It crew in tbe golden sunshine.
While April wore to May.
Then nmrner brought her roses.
Her bultrrtlies ami twrs.
Are! her bird to sing for tie baby,
cp in the rocking trees.
"Xo bud in all the garden,
Xo bmlhiig in the net,
la half,. Bwrrt" cried the not her,
"Aa the bhy on my breaL"
Such hopes a hovered o'er it.
Such luppr dreams as wove
Thflr silver threaded fancies
Through the mother's brooding lure!
Thongh all were dear and deurent.
Vet were their fund hearts set
On the tiny, heli-lt-. darling.
The precious hoiiM-hold pet.
Xow. by the snowy ribbon
That dtiiter from the door:
Br wiD.h.wa ekiaed an, curtained,
t.cst the merry nn in MHir.
I know tlut -mid Ihe hadows
Of a dim and darkened num.
They are weeping oer the broken bud
That never more may bloom.
Wee binds liVe crumpled roe-leav es
Itetless and round and fjir.
Are fuld.sl fast on Ihe little lirrs,t,
-t Mill a a saint's at prav er !
And tbnsigh her grief, the mother
Shivers with sudden iiu.
That the angel first shsll ee thrni
Itcstlr aud round again.
Ah. me ! a little- habv
.f"r's an aihing blank of apace,
w ben l.-l ,t,. ,iwn a u, t
1Fl'.?"".", ''V -f Heaven:
..r the .l.vb.wn hme toslav.
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A uil softly c-iue away.
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Hat ing a little leisure, time at ,,r disposal a
fewdatssiuce, we t Kited the sin-.!,) ir catede
scrilHsl by a Rutljiideerri-spoiidcnt in the TtU
rgraph a few wesi-ks since. It is Hitnatej on the
lann ot Jlr. Jnliu Jiraillonl, a little e.ist nr tho
ro-id leading from Pnmernrj to Rutland, and almut
two and a half miles distant from Pumeroy. The
rave is tint dissimilar to those which can lie fonnd
all alsmt this region, at ths head of ravinse, nr
rather where streams bead up against the sand
stone ledge which lies alsite the coal strata.
Gcnerall-, in such cases there is a stream of wa
ter coming down from the hillsulu and falling
over the nsk overhanging the catp. Iu the cave
in question, there is sutlie-iriit space lielleatll the
overhanging risk to afford shelter to at least a
hundred men in a rain or other storm. Front its
appearance wp judge that It has sometime. Ix-en,
used by a barbarous hsii1i as a dwelling place,
probably for a long series of years, as the quan
tity of wood abcs deposited there is enonnnns.
We saw a boh-dug in the bed it least four feet
iu depth, without reaching tho bottom. Animal
Isines alHiund all through this deisi-it, wherever
it has been Jienetrateil, among which those of the
deer call frequently ls recognized. Wo were
show n nne bone which had e-tidiutlv uiien lsei
ill the leg nf a huge bird, to which there is still
attached a large spur, somewhat similar to thosn
uf n gamecock. Human remains bat e oulj" been
found iu one place, where three corpses niqiear to
have lieen buried side by side, tbeir bends to tbir
east, but'a f.Mit beneath tire surface, ami tint ill
the ashes. Some pieces nf jmtterj, of a peculiar
kind, were brought up bj tin same blow oft he mar
tin Ii that brought forth "a human skull, leading the
ln.iiiwho was engaged in the work to supisi-
thatihe skull had Iwcu i-ueea-id ill the tsif at the
time of burial. Wp haven niimlicrof pieces of
this pottery now iu our nfliii'. It is totally un
like any lMitterywe hate ete-rsccu. It is ufa
dark color, nluinst Ida. k. and seems to have. Ik-c-ip
fonncil of a cement of some kind. When bnike-ir
it shows little particles resembling mica. Clay
seems to have formed no p irt nf the materials en
tering into its coiuHisitioii. It is ninth harder
than ordinary iHittery, and evidently much more
durable. Atone end of tlieo.no wasa mortar,
exratatisl iu a hnrd sandstone nuk. from the up
per strata, anil parties who bad been familiar
with the place N fore it was known to contain
siith dciiositseaj- that a stone licstle was found
there a few jears ago. in immediate proximity to
tlie mortar. " Wp are infonneil that Mr. Bradford
designs cleaning out the cave for the purpose of
enriching his land with the deposit uf ashes and
Ihiups; in which case, doubtless, some further
iight nny lie gaineil in rcganl tothe habits nftbnso
who mice inhabiated the place. iomeroy (0.) Tel
Washingtim net er made a speech. In the ze
nith nf his fame he once attempted it, ami gavo
it up. ennfiisisl and abashed. In framing ths
constitution of the United Stsfps. the labor was
almost wholly M-rfirmed in committee of tho
whole, nf which George Washington was day af
ter day Chairman, ami Iip made but two sihss lies
during the convention, ofa t ery few wonls each,
something like one of Grant s siieishe. Tho
convention, however, acknnvi (edged the master
spirit, and historians afllrm that had it not been
for his personal ipnlnnty. and the thirty word
of his first speei h, pni-i.uiiiciiig it the best that
could be united upon, the constitution wonld,
have been njccfid by the people. Thomas Jef
ferson net er made a speech. He couldn't do it.
Xapoleon, whose executive ability is almost with
out a parallel, said that bis greatest dinlcnlrr
was iu finding men nf deed rather than nf words.
When asked how Im maintained bis influence
over his superiors in age and experience when
rnnimaiider-iiw hief of an anny in Italy, he said
by resert e. .The greatness of man is not measur
ed by the length of his speeches and their num
Fire Slilliarata fFrun,
A French statistician has beeen estimating tho
height to which the French debt to Gennany would
attain by piling 1,XW franc bank bills on top of
one another. The French bank bill js not very
thick or heavy, jet here is the calculation:
One hundred bank bills ' 100,000 francs,
would make one centimetre, or about one-third of
'One thousand bank bills, or 1.000,000 francs,
make ten centimetres, or alsmt thirteen ami one
third inches ,
Ten tbonsand, bank bills or 10.000,000 francs, .
would make 10 metre, orabont 110 :
Finally, I.OnO.OOO of bank notes of 1.000 francs
each, or n million! of francs, would make 100 me
tres or alsmt 1,100 feet, and the fit e milliard
would reach 5X00 feet, or more than three timea
the height nf tbe Straslmnrg steeple, which is tho
highest tniuinmeiit in all Enrope.
Drnxrriox tr SiirsTMt. Shyster, in tbe lan
guage nf a prominent witness in Xewby Vs.iUa
Cslioraia (libel for calling plaintiff a shyster)
are " a class of men who are to the police court
little earlier than other attorneys and when they
find a man with a bloody nose and a bunged eya, '
or in nnv other way seeming to havo bojipesa
with the'emrt, they go after hira and lake what-
ever he has from flo or SJ0 down to street car
tickets. I nave known them to take as small a
fee as four eonims on -Jhe South Park line;
ther go after drunks and get what they can ont
of tbrm; they ask then if they have a case; if
they have employed a respectable attorney; ths
shysters say "I hey will take tbe case for less.
They do I heir business on the principle of never
expecting to see their client again." The jury in
this case fonnil for tbe defendant.
Rev. Mb. Pierce, a Methodist ministcrof Syra
ense, X. Y., bas discovered bow polygamy may 1m
eradicated. His plan is to introduce into litah
vast qnsnt ities of fashionable millinery R'" od
indnce tbe Gentile women to"comennt n gorg
eons style. This will produce snch a competiiion
on the part of tbe Mormon wsterbood, and mtch
heavy bills for finery, that the Saints iwon t bo
labia to staud the pressure. 1 nina i -
rJix wives ..ml eighteen d"RH''.,D? OBt tMh
of those individuals wiim"-; '-""-
-Rinitinxn In England so celebrated for ita
Star and G.rterlinncr and dclicion, "Maids of
Houor" i o he made a military depot.
GENII'S uirexalted is no more genins than ft
bushel of acorns is forest of oak& SajeAer