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THE NATIONAL TKIBinSTE: WASHINGTON", D. C, OCTOBEE 15, 1881,
J1Y .T. O. BL.ANCH.1K1.
We mean to make thingso7cr; we are tired of loil for
With bare enough to live upon, and never an hour of
Wc want to feci the sunshine, we want to smell the
We know that God has will'd it, and we mean to have
We're fcummoning our forces from the coal mine, shop
Eight hours for work, eight hours for rest, eight, hours
for what we will.
The beasts that graze the hillside, and the birds that
In the life that God has meted liavc a better lot than
Oh! hands and hearts are weary, and homes are sad
If our lives are filled with drudgery, what need of a
human soul ?
Shout, shout the lusty rally, from eoal mine, shop and
Eight hours for work, eight hours for rest, eight hours
for what we will.
The voice of God within ut is calling us to stand
Erect, as is becoming to the work of His right hand;
Should he to whom the maker Ilis glorious image gave,
The meanest of Ilis creatures crouch a bread-and-butter
Let the shout ring down the valleys, and echo from each
Eight hours for work, eight hours for rest, eight hours
for what we will.
Ye deem they're feeble voices that are raised in Labor's
But tlunk ye of the torrent, and the wild tornadoe's
We say not toil's uprising in terror's shape will come,
Yet the world were wise to listen to the monitory hum ;
Soon, soon the deep-toned rally shall all the Nation
Sight hours for work, eight hours for rest, eight hours
for what we will.
From factories and workshops, in long and wearied lines,
From the smelting forges, and from out the sunless
Wherever toil is wasting the force of life to live,
There the battered armies come to claim what God doth
And the blazon on their banner doth with hope the
Eight hours for work, eight hours for rest, eight hours
for what we will.
Hurrah, hurrah for labor! for it hall rise in might;
It fills the world with plenty it shall fill the world with
Hurrah, hurrah for labor! it i mustering all its powers,
And shall march along to vict'ry with the banner of
Eight hours !
Shout, shout the echoing rally, till all the welkin thrill
Eight hours for work, eight hours for rest, eight hours
for what we will.
WALLENSTEIN, THE BOHEMIAN WIZARD.
From the Philadelphia Times.
During the Thirty Years' War one of the most
conspicuous figures at the head of the Imperial
.armies "vvas the great Bohemian general, Wallen
stein, Duke of Friedland. He held the state of a
king. His victories made emperors and priuces
liis dependents. He alone was able to make head i
.against the all-conquering Gnstavus Adolphus.
In an evil hour, when fame and fortune had
poured in richest measure all that the lot of man
covets into his hands, he conceived the idea of
"turning on his sovereign, and, seizing Bohemia,
proclaiming himself King. The Emperor heard
of the plot in good time. The details are among
the most extraordinary episodes in history. "With.
a price put upon his head, although still the com
mander of the Imperial army, "Wallenstein went
to the town of Oeger, in the confines of the Ba
varian palatinate, not far from the Bohemian line.
Here it was not generally known that the great
general, whe was regarded with as much rever
nce as the Emperor himself, was in disgrace.
He was still the Imperial Viceroy.
Among his officers "Wallenstein had particularly
distinguished one Leslie, a Scotchman, and had
made his fortune. This was the man who now
felt himself called on to execute the sentence
against him and to earn the price of blood. Xo
sooner had he reached Egra, in the suite of the
Duke, than he disclosed to the commandant of
the town. Colonel Buttler, and to Lieutenant
Colonel Gordon, two Protestant Scotchmen, the
treasonable designs of the Duke, which the latter
liad imprudently enough communicated to him
during the journey. In these two individuals
he had found men capable of a determined reso
lution. They were now called on to choose be
tween treason and duty, between their legitimate
sovereign and a fugitive, abandoned rebel, and
though the latter was their common benefactor
the choice could not remain for a moment doubt
ful. They were solemnly pledged to the alle
giance of the Emperor, and this duty required
them to take the most rapid measures against
the public enemy. The opportunity was favor
able; his evil genius seemed to have delivered
him into the hands of vengeance. But not to
encroach on the province of justice they resolved
to deliver up their victim alive, and they parted
with the bold resolve to take their general
prisoner. This dark plot was buried in the
deepest silence, and Wallenstein, far from sus
pecting his impending ruin, flattered himself
that in the garrison of Egra he possessed his
bravest and most faithful champions.
At this time he became acquainted with the
Imperial proclamations containing his sentence
and which had been published in all the camps.
He now became aware of the full extent of the
danger which encompassed him, the utter impos
sibility of retracing his steps, his fearfully forlorn
condition and the absolute necessity of at once
trusting himself to the faith and honor of the
Emperor's enemies. To Leslie he pouied forth
all the anguish of his wounded spirit and the ve
hemence of his agitation extracted from him his
last remaining secret. He disclosed to this officer
liis intention to deliver up Egra and Ellenbogen,
the passes of the kingdom, to the Palatine of
Birkenfeld, and at the same time informed him
of the near approach of Duke Bernard, of whose
arrival he hoped to receive tidings that very
night. These disclosures, which Leslie immedi
ately communicated to the conspirators, made
them change their original plan. The urgency of
the danger admitted not of half measures. Egra
might in a moment be in the enemy's hands and a
sudden revolution set their prisoner at liberty. To
anticipate this mischance they resolved to assas
sinate him and his associates the following night.
In order to execute this design with less noise
it was arranged that the fearful deed should be
perpetrated at an entertainment which Colonel
Buttler should give in the Castle of E'ra. All the
guests, except Wallenstein, made their appear
ance, who, being in too great anxiety of mind to
enjoy company, excused himself. "With regard to
him, therefore, their plan must be again changed,
but they resolved to execute their design against
the others. The three colonels, Illo, Terzky, and
William Kinsky, came in with careless confi
dence, and with them Captain Neumann, an offi
cer of ability, whose advice Terzky sought in every
intricate affair. Previous to their arrival trusty
soldiers of the garrison, to whom the plot had been
communicated, were admitted into the castle, all
the avenues leading from it guarded and six of
Buttler's dragoons concealed in an apartment close
to the banqueting room, who, on a concerted sig
nal were to rush in and kill the traitors. Without
suspecting the danger that hung over them the
o-uests gaily abandoned themselves to the pleas
ures of the table, and Wallenstein's health was
drunk in full bumpers, not as a servant of the
Emperor, but as a sovereign prince. The wine
opened their hearts and Illo, with exultation,
boasted that in three days an army would arrive
such as Wallenstein had never before been at the
head of. "Yes," cried Neumann, "and then he
hopes to bathe his hands in Austrian blood."
During this conversation the dessert was brought
in and Leslie gave the concerted signal to raise
the drawbridges, while he himself received the
keys of the gates. In an instant the hall was
filled with armed men, who, with the unexpected
greeting of " Long live Ferdinand ! " placed them
selves behind the chairs of the marked guests.
Surprised and with a presentiment of their fate
they sprang from the table. Kinsky and Terzky
were killed upon the spot and before they could
put themselves upon their guard. Neumann dur
ing the confusion in the hall escaped into the
court, where, however, he was instantly recog
nized and cut down. Illo alone had the presence
of mind to defend himself.
He placed his back against a window, from
whence he poured the bitterest reproaches upon
Gordon and challenged him to fight him fairly
and honorably. After a gallant resistance, in
which he slew two of his assailants, he fell to the
ground overpowered by numbers and pierced
with ten wounds. The deed was no sooner ac
complished than Leslie hastened into the town to
prevent a tumult. The sentinels at the castle
gate seeing him running and out of breath and
believing he belonged to the rebels fired their
muskets after him, but without effect. The
firing, however, aroused the town guard and all
Leslie's jresence of mind Avas requisite to allay
the tumult. He hastily detailed to them all the
circumstances of Wallenstein's conspiracy, the
measures which had been already taken to coun
teract it, the fate of the four rebels, as well as
that which awaited their chief. Finding the
troops well disposed, he exacted from them a new
oath of fidelity to the Emperor, and to live and
die for the good cause. A hundred of Buttler's
dragoons were sent from the castle into the town
to patrol the streets, to overawe the partisans of
the Duke, and to prevent tumult. All the gates
of Egra were at the same time seized and every
avenue to Wallenstein's residence, which ad
joined the market place, guarded by a numerous
and trusty body of troops, sufficient to prevent
either his escape or his receiving any assistance
But before they proceeded finally to execute
the deed, a long conference was held among the
conspirators in the castle, whether they should
kill him or content themselves with making him
prisoner. Besprinkled as they were with the
blood and deliberating almost over the very
corpses of the murdered associates, even these
furious men yet shuddered at the horror of tak
ing away so illustrious a life. They saw before
their mind's eye, him, their leader in battle in
the days of his good fortune, surrounded by his
victorious army, clothed with all the pomp of
military greatness, and long-accustomed awe
again seized their minds. But this transitory
emotion was soon effaced by the thought of the
immediate danger. They remembered the hints
which Neumann and Illo had thrown out at
table, the near approach of a formidable army of
Swedes and Saxons, and they clearly saw that
the death of the traitor was their only chance of
safety. They adhered, therefore, to their first
resolution, and Captain Deveroux, an Irishman,
who had already been retained for the murder
ous purpose, received decisive orders to act.
While these three officers were thus deciding
upon liis fate in the Castle of Egra Wallenstein
was occupied in reading the stars with Seni.
" The danger is not over yet," said the astrologer,
with prophetic spirit. " It is," replied the Duke,
who would not give the law even to heaven.
"But," he continued, with equally prophetic
spirit, " that thou friend Seni thyself shall soon
be thrown into prison, that also is written in the
stars." The astrologer had taken his leave and
Wallenstein had retired to bed, when Captain
Deveroux appeared before his residence with six
halberdiers and was immediately admitted by
the guard, who were accustomed to see him visit
the general at all hours. A page who met him
upon the stairs and attempted to raise an alarm
was run through the body with a pike. In the
ante-chamber the assassins met a servant who
had just come out of the sleeping-room of his
master and had taken with him the key. Put
ting his finger upon his mouth the terrified do
mestic made a sign to them to make no noise, as
the Duke was asleep. " Friend," cried Deveroux,
"it is time to awake him ; " and Avith these Avoids
he rushed against the door, which was also bolted
from within, and burst it open.
Wallenstein had been roused from his first
sleep by the report of a musket Avhich had acci
dentally gone off, and had sprung to the AvindoAV
to call the guard. At the same moment he heard
from the adjoining building the shrieks of the
Countesses Terzky and Kinsky, who had just
learned the violent fate of their husbands. Ere
he had time to reflect on these terrible events,
Deveroux, Avith the other murderers, Avas in his
chamber. The Duke Avas in his shirt as he had
leaped out of bed, and leaning on a table near
the window. "Art thou the villain," cried Dev
eroux to him, " who intends to deliver up the
Emperor's troops to the enemy and to tear the
crown from the head of his Majesty ? Noav thou
must die ! " He paused for a feAv moments, as if
expecting an answer; but scorn and astonish
ment kept Wallenstein silent. Throwing his
arms Avide onen he received in his breast the
deadly blow of the halberts, and without utter
ing a groan, fell weltering in his blood.
THE UPAS TREE.
We have received tAVO letters inquiring whether
the familiar account of the Upas tree (or the
"Utopia tree" as Ave once heard it called in a ser
mon from a city pulpit) is true or not. The story
is a mere fable, which first gained credence in
Europe through the narration of Foersch, a sur
geon in the Dutch East- India Company's service,
published about the middle of the last century,
lie described the tree as poisoning the air of the
Avhole valley where it grew, so that neither ani
mal nor vegetable could live there. But Avhen
Deschamps and Leschenault visited Java, they
found that this deadly tree flourished only where
vegetation Avas most luxuriant, and that it Avas
haunted by birds and insects. In another part
of Java, there is a narroAV valley Avhere neither
animal nor vegetable life can exist, but this is
owing to the exhalation of carbonic-acid gas from
an old volcanic crater. Upas is a Malay Avoid
meaning poison, and is applied to a variety of
vegetable products. The proper name of the so
called Upas tree is the antjar or antiar (the Anii
aris toxiearia of Leschenault) Avhich groAvs in
many parts of the Siincla and Philippine Islands.
It is a very beautiful tree, and sometimes groAvs
to the height of a hundred feet. From its milky
juice, mixed Avith black pepper aud the juices of
certain roots, the Malays prepare a poison for their
arroAVS which is ATery prompt and virulent in its
action. Cloth is sometimes made from the fibrous
bark of the antjar, but unless the fibre has been
thoroughly cleansed, it produces a painful itching
when worn next to the skin.
Since Avriting the above Ave have met Avith an
account of this tree in Pouchet's Universe. lie
states that the juice is not poisonous unless in
troduced beneath the skin. While Leschenault
was examining one of these trees, Avhich he had
cut doAvn, the exudation from the broken branches
floAved over his face and his hands, but without
injuring him. But eight drops of the juice, in
jected into the veins of a horse, killed it directly;
and criminals have been known to die in five or
six minutes after being pricked in the breast with
a lancet dipped in the juice. Journal of Chemistry.
TIPPERARY, NOT TURK.
During the operation of the allies in the Cri
mea, it Avas resolA-ed to carry Avater in from a
beautiful spring of the finest Croton to the camp.
Leather pipe or hose Avas employed, which was
laid on the ground. One morning, while the
Avater Avas being supplied, the minaret sounded
the prayer, and one of the Turkish soldiers im
mediately Avent flop upon his knees to praise
Allah! Unfortunately he Avent doAvn on the
hose, and his Aveight consequently stopped the
current of that "first of elements," as Pindar calls
"Get up," cried an English soldier.
"Youlez vous aA-et la boute, mon cher Mon
seiur le Turque," cried a Frenchman, Avith his
native politeness, "to get up?"
"That ain't the Avay to make the Turk move,"
cried another, "this is the dodgti." So saving, lie
knocked his turban off. Still the pious Mussul
man Avent on with his devotions.
"I'll make him stir his stumps," said another
Englishman, giving him a remarkably hard kick.
To the Avonder of all, still the unturbaned, well
kicked folloAver of the Prophet went on praying
as though he was a forty-horse parson.
"Hoot aAva mon I'll sIioav you how Ave serve
abstinate folks at auld Reekie," quietly observed
a Scotchman he was, however, prevented, for
the Turk having finished his "Allah vis en Allah,"
rose and began to take off his coat then to roll
up his sleeves, and then to bedew his palms Avith
saliva, and then to put himself into the most ap
proved boxing attitude. He then advanced in
true stvle to the Englishman Avho had kicked
him on the lumbar region.
"A ring! a ring!" shouted the soldiers and
sailors, perfectly astonished to see a Turk such
an adept in the fistic art.
The Englishman, nothing loth to have a bit of
fun Avith the Turk of such a truly John Bull
state of mind, set to Avork, but he had met his
master in five minutes he had received quantum
sujficit. As the Turk coolly replaced his coat and
turban, he turned round and said to the admir
ing bystanders, in the pure brogue: "Bad luck
to ye, ye spalpeens ; when yere after kicking a
Turk, I'd advise ye the next time to jest be sure
he's not an Irishman.
The myster3r Avas solved the Turk Avas a Tip
THE FORMER "DRY SPELLS."
The long drought Avhich has so seriously affect
ed the country, has brought out a record, show
ing the "dry spells" that have at various times
affected this country from the landing of the
Pilgrims at Plymouth Kock until the present
year: In the summer of 1685, forty-one days; 1637,
seventy-five days; 1662, eighty days; 1664, forty
five days: 1668, eighty-one days; 1691, ninety
two days; 1705, forty days; 1715, forty-six days;
1718, sixty-one days; 1730, ninety-tAvo days; 1741,
seventy-tAvo days ; 1745, seventy-tAo days ; 1749,
one hundred and eight days; 1755, tAventy-four
days; 1762, one hundred and tAventy-three days;
1772, eighty days; 1791, eighty-two days: 1812,
tAventy-eight days; 1856, tAventy-six days ; 1871,
forty-tAvo days; 1875, twenty-six days: 1876,
"We bury love ;
Forgetfulness grows over it like grass ;
That is a thing to weep for, not the dead.
Beware of desperate steps the darkest day,
Live till to-morrow, will have passed away.
A wise physician, skilled our wounds to heal,
Is more than armies to the public weal.
"All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures, great and small,
All things wise and wonderful
The Lord God made them all."
"The beautiful are never desolate,
For some one always loves them."
Soon fades the rose ; once passed the fragrant hour,
The loiterer tinds a bramble for a flower.
AN EXTRAORDINARY MAN.
Mr. FaAVcett, the Postmaster-General of Great
Britain, is a most extraordinary man. He Avas
made totally blind when a young man by the
bursting of a gun. But in spite of that, he is one
of the best informed men of the day; a profound
mathematician, and Avidely read in literature aud
history. He can handle a rod and fly Avith won
derful success. In the House of Commons he is
generally respected by all parties. An attendant
guides him to the door, and there ready hands are
ahvays to be found to direct the sightless minis
ter to his place. When he is addressed he turns
his head, as though he could see the person to
whom his reply is directed The most remark
able feature about his speech is his Avouderful
command of facts and figures, Avhich, thanks to
his acute memory, he masters Avith marvelous
rapidity and retentiveness. He is greatly aided
by his Avife,Avhose attainments are almoast equal
to his own. Since he Avas made Postmaster-General
he has introduced many reforms, improved
the postage stamps, introduced a new system of
money orders or checks for small sums, and a
plan by Avhich the post-office receives stamps as
deposits in savings banks, in order to carry out
his favorite idea in offering the poor every pos
sible facility for practicing thrift.
EDWIN FORREST AND WHITE CLOUD.
Many years ago, Avhile Edwin Forrest Avas
playing an engagement at a Western theatre,
White Cloud and a number of other Indian
chiefs Avere on their return from Washington.
Stopping in the toAvu over night, they Avere con
ducted to the theatre to see the great American
tragedian. Mr. Forrest Avas then in the prime
of life, his A'oice being up to the standard of a
stentor. The play on that evening Avas " Meta
mora," Avhich is now in the possession of John
McCullough. White Cloud and his band of war
riors were accommodated Avith seats in a stage
box. The theatre Avas croAvded, and it Avas very
evident that the auditors Avere anxious to observe
Avhat effect the performance would have on
the simon pure children of the forest. The
pla" proceeded, and although the Indians could
not understand a single word that was said,
they appeared to be much interested, occasionally
giving to one another a satisfacton grunt. After
aAvhile thev became rather uneasv, Avhich seemed
to be simultaneous among them all. This Avas more
apparent Avhen the Indian war-whoop came from
behind the scenes. The eyes of the audience
Avere upon White Cloud, avIio tAvo or three times
grasped the tomahaAvk in his belt. The other
Avarriors did so likeAvise. The party Avere getting
more excited as the play proceeded. They looked
at each other Avith anxiety; their eyes indexed
the fact that their " souls Avere in arms." Presently
Metamora, Avith uplifted tomahaAvk, rushed upon
the stage, and Aiien he gave that Avar-whoop,
Avhich no one but a Forrest could do, the Indians
could remain in their seats no longer. Forrest
gave a second and a shrill whoop, Avhereupon
White Cloud and his band, joining in full chorus,
sprang upon the stage, and brandishing their
tomahaAvks and glittering kniAes, rushed toward
Metamora. Forrest was apparently dumbfounded
for a moment, but he soon took in the situation,
and finding that the real Indians Avere on his
side, ready to do or die in his behalf, he felt that
he had achieved one of the greatest triumphs in
the profession he so much loved during his event
ful life. In detailing this anecdote Forrest said
that he Avas not really aAvare at the time of the
performance that he Avas using an exact "whoop"
for reinforcements, but the Avild Indians under
stood it and responded as folloAvers of Metamora.
The house was thrown into the Avildest excite
ment, which soon cooled down, Avith the general
belief that it Avas the best performance and most
effective rendition of the Indian play ever made
by the distinguished actor. Vanity Fair, San
"Apophthegms," says Sir Francis Bacon, " are
certainly of excellent use. They are mucrones
verborum, pointed speeches. Cicero prettily calls
them salinas, salt-pits; that you may extract salt
out of, and sprinkle it Avhere you Avill. They
serve to be interlaced in continued speech. They
serve to be recited upon occasion of themselves."
In our own days, no less than in "the spacious
times of great Elizabeth," the excellent use of
apophthegms is known and turned duly to ac
count. Our daily talk is full of these "pointed
speeches," derived from a hundred different
sources, and very often used Avithout any knowl
edge of their context, or any thought as to their
authors. Who ever thinks, for example, when
he cheerily reminds a friend that "Christmas
comes but once a year, and Avhen it comes it
brings good cheer," that he is quoting a modi
fication of the Avords of old Tnsser, the homely
philosophcr who bids you "Look ere you leap,"
avIio warns us that "A stone that is rolling can
gather no moss," and to Avhom Ave owe what
evcr comfort is to be had from the reflection
that "It is an ill wind turns none to good."
The hackneyed phrase "Neither fish nor flesh
nor good red-herring," savors little of the style
of the "majestic" Dryden; it is taken, never
theless, from his epilogue to the Duke of Guise.
It is probable, however, that many of these say
ings were simply adaptations by the authors
from popular existing proverbs. It is Dryden
also who tells us that "None but the brave
deserve the fair," that "Sweet is pleasure after
pain," that it is Avell to "Take the good the
gods provide," and avIio reminds us, in his pro
logue to Love for Love, that "Men are but
children of a larger growth."
As a fruitful source of popular quotations, Pope
probably ranks next after Shakspeare, and like
him, is often credited Avith the authorship of
lines Avhich he never wrote. To Pope, for ex
ample, has often been attributed the famous
True patriots we; for, be it understood,
"We left our country for our country's good;
yet, this was really composed by the notorious
Barrington, as part of the prologue of a play
performed by his fellow-convicts at Botany Bay.
An obedient Avife commands her husband.
If a man wishes to know the strength of evil,
let him trv to abandon it.
This Claim House Estab
lished in 1865!
GEORGE E. LEMON,
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GEORGE E. LEMON.
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mens of the testimonials in our possession, copies of let
ters from several gentlemen of Political and Military
distinction, and widelv known throughout the United
Belvidere, Iivl., October 24, 1875.
I take great pleasure in recommending Captain George
E. Lemon, now of "Washington, D. C, to all persons who
may have claims to settle or other business to prosecute
before the Departments at Washington. I know him to
be thoroughly qualified, well acquainted with the laws,
and with Department rules in all matters growing out
of the late war, especially in the Paymaster's and Quar
termaster's Offices. I have had occasion to employ him
for friends of mine, also, in the soliciting of Patents, and
have found him very active, well-informed and success
ful. As a gallant officer during the war, and an hon
orable and successful practitioner, I recommend him
strongly to all who may need his services.
S. A. HURLBUT, M. C,
Fourth Congressional Districi, Illinois.
Late Major-General, U. S. Vols.
Citizens1 National. Bank,
"Washington, D. C, January 17, 1879.
Captain George E. Lemon, attorney and agent for the
collection of war claims at "Washington city is a thor
ough, able, and exceedingly well-informed man of busi
ness, of high character, and entirely responsible. I be
lieve that the interests of all having war claims requiring
adjustment cannot be confided to safer hands.
JNO. A. J. CRESWELL,
"W. F. ROACH,
House of Representatives,
"Washington, D. C, March , 1S75.
From several years' acquaintance with Captain Geo RGB
E, Lemon of this city, I cheerfully commend him as a
gentleman of integrity and worth, and well qualified to
attend to the collection of Bounty and other claims
against the Government. His experience in that line .
give him superior advantages.
W. P. SPRAGUE, M. C,
Fifteenth District of Ohio.
JAS. D. STRAAVBRIDGE, M. C,
Thirteenth District of Pennsylvaiiia.
House of Representatives,
"Washington, D. C, March 1, 1S78;
"We, the undersigned, having an acquaintance with
Captain George E. Lemon for the past few years, and a
knowledge of the systematic manner in which he con
ducts his extensive business and of his reliability for fair
and honorable dealings connected therewith, cheerfully
commend him to claimants generallv.
A. V. RICE, Chairman,
Committee on Invalid Pensions, House Eeps.
W. F. SLEMONS. M. C,
Second District of Ark..
"W. P. LYNDE. M. C,
Fourth District of Wis,
R. V. TO"WNSHEND, M. C.
Nineteenth District of 10.
43r Any person desiring information as to my stand
ing and responsibility will, on request, be furnished with
a satisfactory reference in his vicinity or Congressional
"What we have to fear," says a western journal,
" is the position of Jefferson Davis in defense of
the past." The position of Mr. Davis just now
seems to be that of a brass button on the horn o
a tame cow.
A man who was bitten by a dog the other night
declared, as soon as he recovered from his fright,
that lie would kill the animal. " But the dog
isn't mad," said the owner. " 3Iad ! " shouted the
victim, exasperatingly; "what has Jig got to be