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DEVOTED V70 POLITICS MA. L T HDU0AY NQMEMNER l COUNT
VOL VL PlCIKEN Ps. KC.. TnuRSDAY,NEMR1,186
6ketftb df a anagere
'Fho manafgerie was in town. A
fagro occurretice was aln oxhibition of
the wild boaste, lions, tigers, polar
bears, and ialhneumons, in Baltimnore,
at the cai ly ddys of which we are
writing, yet they came occasionally,
and this time were vieied by Old
Nat Wheatly, ajilly weather beaten'
boatmlan, well ktowa ia Batltnort
as an inveterate joker, who never ler
any get to the windward of him le
%vad futhermore a stutterer of the first
Nat vi-ited the manageric. As
he encred, the showman was stir
) ing up the monkeys, aid toi ment
itig the lion, giving elaborate des
criptions of the varimus prophesities
and natural eculiarities oi each and
'This, ladies and gentlemen, this, I
say is the African Lion. A noble
bcast he is. ladies and gentlemeit, io
cAlled the King of the Forest, I have
(ften heard that he makes nothing of
devoulring young Creutures, of every
description, when at homo in the
woods. Corting it is, that no other
beast can whip hi .1'
'M-nmmisteil' interrupted Wheat
lhy, d-do you say ho ca,ant be w
'I duz,' tiaid the man of livnis and
'Wihat wbwill yon b.b-bet I e.m'
tLch a cri.ter what'll w.hip hi1u?'
'1 ai't a bettin' min at nll. But I
dln't object to taking a small but to
-I'll b-bet I C-cal fetch tsoethi-ng
thlat m ill w. ip 1.an1. Wbhamy 30on
i 1 -hutndr d d-.I-.lolla s'
Now there Wer'u *Uvefah ad Uelanits
in Ile crowd wihoI knew VhUatley
w%oli, as d were Cally Coll- i.eed that
im the e1 'was0 ac -, he wa 1e 4f
- inteit-g. I he "id lin ditlictlty inl
iiding~ 'U a i ,'L.ite. ut whoru t,Ild
hlim fie-.461, gi ve himl tenl ga1s lit;
SI un i -f oth. us e:tge, ic
11M I'lliCed at bws itow'. There he
-er oIch-d in liis ca"e, h91 ag gy
unaze La istling, and his tail s weeping,
tAbe very picture of graudue~r and
tinjesty. Th'Ie bribe was temspt ing,
aund I.e felt assured.'
Ger..ting sir, cer'ting; I have no
objection to, old IJerculee, taking a
bout with ansy cretur you may fetch.'
'iN-~vvery w-well,' said Nat, 'its a
Thec monecy wvas p)hmtked up, tand
the next n"iht was desgnated for
theo terrible contlict. The naews was
spread over1 Bal timtorec, and at an
eatrly hour th.e boxes of the spacius
teat re was fi!'ed-the I it bei7g
cleared for thle ftrav.
Ex pectation w& a iin tip-toe, and it
was with g.'reat.n pat iece t hat the ~
crowd awaited the arri val ol \'/beat
ley [lo at lengti entered, be:t inug a
large bag or sack on his shoultder's,
u bichi, as he let it fal onUt thle floor,
w as ob)served to cenltain stamO re
markabily hard and hueavy substnce.
lThe keeper luoked on with in digna
'Where's yo1'ur animialr hO it
'Thh-there,' sa id Nat, p,inutinhg
w.ith his finigor al theo bag.
'WVell, what is~ iii' askod. the man;
with incr'eased astonishmeanot.
'Th>-th-th)at, lh-ladies and gentle
mien,' said Nat, gesticulat ing like the
sihow man, 'is a w h-w h-~ hi m btin
'A whimsbamtber?' echu'eJ the
keceper. ''That's3 cerlaiunly a new
ILeature in) zoology anid ana'tomy. A
w4imbampoul well let b.im out, an~d
crlth ring, or old Hleles-mary
maik0a notLt hfnul tf both of yon.'.
The keeper was excited. Accord..
ingly Nat iaisdd the bag, holding the
georinre dowward and o'.t rolled a
huge ana,pping trtle, whtich the
clheers, and langhter of the a udience
flake8 the archecs ringv.
4 'Thiere h.e is)P sati. W h!eatley, as
Le tilted tLhe 'whhu4bamber' oe witn
both hands, .and set him on his legs.
The snapper- seemed unconscioulsof
his eril. Whatley mas ax'ut leav-&
inq the ringx, ihet tihe keeper swore
that his lion should not disgeace him
self by fighting sdch a pitiable foe.
'Very weIi,' said Nat, 'if y-yo-you
Ch"rch1oose to give ie the hundred
'But it is nfi t' crd the show
The audience interposed and in
bisted upon te fight. There wais fio
escapw, and tle showtmai relnlctantly
released the lion, making Iinself es
Cre on the top oflhe caffe.
The :najcstic beast moed slowly
aron11d i he r ng, sim fling and lashir,
while every person held his breath
ill suspenSe. Lions are bezsts, and
Ihis one wai not long il discovel ing
the turtle which lay o lie floor, a
htge, inanimate mass. The lion soon0
bronght his nose in close proxi.mity
to it, wiiclh the turtle not htking pop
ped out hia head and rolled its eyts,
while a sort of wheeze issued forth
fr-omn tzavagerous mouth. 1Te lion
jumped 'a-k, turned, and made a
spring at the turtle, which was now
fully prepared for his reception. As
the lion landed on him, the tule
fastened his terrifle jaws on the lion's
nlostrilk, reniered him poweiless to
do harm; yet with activitg of limb
lie bounded aroumid the circle, growl
ed, Ioared, and lashed h inmelf, buit
tl,e snai p1er hung (bil uimeniig to en
joy the ride vast ly.
'G g it whiibupmile !'cried Wheat
ley fiom) tile boxes.
Theo Scene wats rich. The tpisw
1nam1 was lio liSs eliiialred i1aI tile
lion. Draiwiig a pitli, e threat
enled Nat that i it he did Wit take his
Intle1 4ff Ie wtIIIo l ihot him.
'Ta-fake him ff3owYiIsl! thouted
N at in reply.
At this critical moment, by dint
(i losiig a pt rtion of his nose, tie
lion bbook his dangeat s foe fron
nimi, ad clearing the space between
hijmself and tie cage with a bound6
he shunak quietly ini, to chew the end
of his defeat anid pain.
The Augusta Constitutionalist
Comes to uts contlainmng a long nec
cont of the cremation ol the body of
Cob. Wm. R. Sn ph)>ns, publicly in t he
streets of Allgusia, by Sn organiza
ion knownt as the "Orijental Oirder
of lumuility." if we are niot iistak
en thIiis is the first public and for mal
it stance of cremat i,>n w btich hals ever
taiken place in this country-. Af er
an aceanut of th ro Ice ion, & 3., the
coun lt of 1 he cerem)'onies as llows.
"eching this, lhe colho,, a hand
S 1n)e rose-w O'RI, u pon w h ich w;as on
~raveud upon0 a si: ver pltate,
Wu1.unt~ It. Surres,
Died-November 4 hi, 18S76.
was pahiced uiponi the pile, and ihec
order " as t hen gaither'ed ini a cirele,
solem-anid, peclia, arm.n the
mi tial reain:iutS of' the deceased brot bi
er. Altar thea singnar pray er of.th
Oi der haud been deliv'ered by the
Jun) ir Friar, the torch was solemnlyb
and deliber-ately applie0d to the) pi le,
(11neeth flamies in forkedl ton 'nee
leapeid up wards, nil I t hey seemedr
faily) to reach thle cloius. Thec cof
fii wasI soon) enveopedC( ini fLtines anid
thiousanlids of our' citizas~ saw what
had never been knowna here before
at huo.anll budl y' cot.sumed by fire
CDr emated . Baleoniies, w indows,
hant~op)s, treesP, awn1igs, to say
not hing of I lie livinIg was that thrc-n g
ud the street, we-re crowded to wi:
ness- the sininlar acnd mou rinul pro
coedocg. WVhile the fire was hip
Iping~ in angry ttnry J.he lifeleless body
of this great man the Friar- delivered
in the peenla r anguiage oif thle order
I most eloquent and t ouebiing org.
tiotI. We have3 nevero in ad. ou ex
perietnce heard anyt hinig egnal, to) i-.
We wouldi give it in full, but it is
just o:e of those tliings that (an be
a)precifded only by heftoing- it de
livered. Soon the coffiu begau 't
erimble, whenl a gashly spectacle
was, presented to the eye. Tie body
blackened, burning, hissing, sinok
ilog, wai clearly vi6iblo and as the
stifling odors filled the air,th shrieks
and ci ies of non, women and chil-,
dretn could be heard on all sides~
Many said horrible, horrible? others
Laid surely he cau never burn again;
while others cried what a consola.,
tiun to his widow to know that he
!iaen't gutto lie in the cold, grotynd
all alone. The fire lighted the heav.
ens il over the central part of the
city, and the entire proceeding from
the beginning to the end, was one of
the most ghastly as wtil ns gloomy,
peciliar and * teresting ceremonies
which has over occurred in this city.
After the funeral fires had burned
down, all that was mortal of V. R.
Suppile was gathered in the urn by
the "Most Worthy Keeper of the
Society headed by the band playing
the dirge specially written for the
"ccasioln, entitled, "le has goto to
his long, long home, uncooled - by
clay, tinsoaked by water," returned
to the ht where the asbes wero de
posited in the vault and the society
dispersed. A large nutrber of our
citiz!iis visited the lUt on yesterday,
where the body was lying in state.
We leern that Col. Suppus moved
to Atlanta about two years agn, and
w%ai highly esteemed in that city as
a man of morality, intelligence and
sinigular liberality. lie leaves a
% id.w ntid se ci small children who
a: e *ortunaitelv' well 1,rovided fur,
but w u are to become the "wardens
of the society in Augusta." Such is
the la:nguage of Le will.
Don't Belong to Our Party.
The old Knickerbocker nagazine,
under the editortbip of Loms Gay
loi d Clark was famous twenty or
thirty years ago for its out-of-the
way aneedotes.. Among them was
onie concerning a party which exia
ted in one ol the Southern States
about the time of the first election of
Gen. Wabhington to the Presidency,
called the "Jebn Jones' party."
TLae said John Jones, after whom
the party took its name, was a man
o'f talent, a plotting, shrewed fellow,
with a good deal of a kind of "yankee
cuaning;" in short, possessing all the
requisites of a successtal politician,
exep personal popularity. To over
comne this latter defiiciency, of whtich
lie wasu well awiare, especcially in ai
conitest with a popular candidate for1
conlgress, John Jones early avowed
himwselfC as thle pecul iair and aiCvoted
friend of Gein. Washington, aund on
th.is safe gro'und, as he though t, lhe
en deavored to place his rival inop
position. Ini 01 der! to carriy out this
lhject more effetuaally, he called ai
meetc!ing ini his county, of "all those
frienudly to the elct ion of Geni.
W ash ing to;a."
On the (lay ap)pointed Mr. John1
Jones a~ lppeared and was ona the cut
tad- ried motion of a f'ricem.ily aud
hieren,t, made chiairman of the meet
ing Ile opened the pr'oceedinigs by
a high and carefully studied eulogi
umn upon the life and servige of
WVash ingtaon, but taking care only
to speak of' himself as his early pa
tron and most devoted friend, iIe
concluded his remarks by a pr'Oposi
tioni to form a p)arty, to be called
"The True and Only Sons of the
Fathmer of his Country," and for that
object he su bmitted to the meeting a
resol'atioun something like the fol
"Resolved, That we are the~ friends
of Gen. George Waushington, and
will sustain him ini the coming elec
tion~ against all Competitors."
"Gen tlemen," said Mr. J"nes, after
reading the reoltutionI, "the chair is
now about to put theo question! Tihe
sebaleman hopes that overv man. wint
declard his gentimen~t eith'i- for" ol
against the rmsoltition. All' hogb fti
ftort of tle resolution li iea ,O jo
A thundering "Ay" shook the
very walls of the building. The ini- i
ted voices were like t'be "sound of I
guany waters." . I
"Nw, gentlemen, for th oppoqi, I
tion," ssid John Jones. "All thwee <
who are contrary minded will please i
to say "No.1 I
Not a solitary voice was heard.- i
The dead silence seemed to cot)ise I
Mr Jones very much. After gone i
hesitation and fidgeting he said: I
"Geitlemen, do vote. The chair i
cahno% dcid% a (Jisputed qiestion a
when nobody votes for the oter side <
We want a direct vote, so that the t
country may know who are the realI
true friends of Gen, WaArilgtoR." I
Upon thii- appeal one of the audi- O
9nce arose and said:
"I perceive the- unpleasant dileiu t
ma inl which the chair is ulaced, and t
in order to relieve the presiding offi,
cer from his qinndry I now p oposa
to amuend the reso1ition by addiing,
after the tiatno (f'Gen. Washington-.
and John Jones foir Oongrets."
Ilhe amendiutnt is in ordr-I
accept the amendment," satid tle
chairman, speaking very quickly; 4
"and the chair will now put the
question as amended:
"All those who are ir. favor of
Gen. Wa6hingtons for President and
John Jones for Copgress y1 ase saj
"Ay-a. !' said J ml- tes atnd
Iias brother, with loud voices, which
they had suipposvd wouid be- drown
ed itt the unauimons thunder of -the,
Thle'1chair'tquiir i -ed and hetsitaved
"Put the contrar V" s:iid a hmdred
vo'eej at the samte m]enIC01t
"All those op-po-po-qed," said
the chla-ir, "will please say No."
"No-o-ot" thundred everr voice
but two inl the whole assembly, and
those werve Janes' and his br'~othe's.
Theni followed a roar of laughter, as
Carlyle says, "li -.e the neighing af al'
"Gentlemen," said Mr. J 'nes, II e
chair perceives that there tare pol
in this meeting who don'- belong to.
our party; ulhey have evidently comet
here to agitate and make mnischief.
I do thaerefare do now adjouarn this
A stanage breaeb of p~ omnise case
is on trial in a San Franis~co c.minrt,
theo pecnliarity being that a woman
enes a mann fir refusIihng to keep a
mnan i tmnatl engagemtent made wiakh
hier while bhe was the w ife of anlon -
er' ittan. M s. Ed wards wa~s thte
yotung wife ofl an old hus3band', ald
she grew tired of the, inac.ngr'ons
relattion. Mr'. KeatinIg w*as neale r
bes5towed oun ,m lte affeca ion wv.. ich
her' husaband COld not L'aini. MIr.
Keatinug gave her his he'art,an
Iprom''~ised to give her his htandl as
soon as she could be treed from Mr'.
Ed wards. Several years were occa
pied in securing that freed. ni, for
Mrt. Edwoard's behtavior as a husband
was not bad eonght to make a di -
vorce easy' to go-; tunt a leg il sep:a,
rationi wa< at lengt a effeted. In
the manJItimeth,e e iurtedhip betwveen
Mr. lheat ing anid Mrs. Edwards had
progressed in~ a way that woid have
been pa oper' had ehe not bee1 a wire.
Many love letters were written and
prep,r'tIationI w er'e made f'ora mnaiage.
A fter t he hacusbanu d w as no linger anu
obstacle, however, Mr. Keatinig's
ardor cooled gradunaly, atntil bie n.
longer des!ir'ed to arraty Mrs. Ed..
wards. TIhereupon she btroughtt the
suit, whiCh the pr'esiding Judge says
is nny.-ecedented in the history of.
What is that witiebt Adamn naever
saw, never possessed, and y,et he'gave
to each of his childreuot-ParD
C6B&'f' Ma~ing aVAedt.
The Aierican peolle, said anl I
toish wi ifer op our politics, is e
>erpdtua).y voting for some election
or oth.pr, Somebody,, it j"ight be I
dded, has to lwar the expense of
hese perpetual elections. Just What
ho expenlse is, in a general canvassi
ike that which is now drawinL to ai
1oso,.it is diffluilt to eAtimrte . with
my aplroach to accuracy; for 'there
V-re no statistiets extant nyon the
mbject, and the Imliticians who plai
vid condi.ct (jampa!giii are natumallyi
'eticenlt upin such matters. It is
>lain, however, that there must be
Shelavy outlay of lioley. The pr-in.
ikg ad distribm ion of campaign
loelmente, tle rental of public ha1S
ho pay <f sturp speake-is, ihe pu- i
:base of bantners, torches, unit r ifr
umd other paraphernalih; the exIpene
of postage and tLlegI aiphing-aUI
he8e are m-ecessary outlays, and wheni
he exteit to which they are carried
iruighout time euntry is born in1
i ind it becomes very apparent that
lie aggregate must be enormons. A
marag aph has laely. been goihig the
(14nds of tle prel-, to the effect that
lie strentuous campaign in Indiana
irepaautory to the leceit State elec
i n consumed $10,000,(00. This is,
)t course, wild extiggerattion, based
:pon a mere random gues. An es
imaute I liat seems to us not far from
he truth places time averi:o cost of a
Presidenwial electin at about 1.500,
)110 for each (it the great oppusiig
1arties>r a total of q3,000,000. Ac,
3oept og this as withii the boumids of
probabiiiiy it would seem that the
exPeiits (t ? utting Mr. Tilden or Mr.
I ia, es .ito the White 11ouse is fif
it e'l times greater than the whole a
Ilu ut of ta11ry j3aid to time icim
bent durrig his term of four vear.
u"fling tie population of the c1u1utry
atlt,it 40,OO0,000, this would be
equivaleti to a tax of seven and one
hialf ceits a head for every mDan, Wo
1m1n and child in the United States.
The nmaintenanmce, of time court of
France for the first year of time second
empire was less than two cents per
head of' thle p opauat ion. it appears
ilhat t he cost ot making a Pi esident
may bd greater than thait of keeping
'1he exp'enses of of our' elections,
hm'gevor, are borne nimilh by3 volumn.
ary3 conitrm imutlonl. The burdenm fal ls
eli efly iin wealthy part isanis who' ex
ect to shmare in soume uayL tihe bene
fits ei nug frtom time elhet ion of t heir
cand,~idate. It takes thme turin of a
I ax only' in the case of oflice holders,
whoie am e assessed for elect ion exp.en
a-es b.> tihe party in ['oer, a custom
thLat of eni falls heavily u ipon deparit
melit cler'ks and miinor o fficial s. Time
bim den tainebles thle peo pie reimotely
aund idirect ly it all, wile in reality
they der ive ani actunial and imnmed iate
bemefit ThIe s intus devices by whiichi
t heir ey mi at bmy andt support are enli
cited sem ve to aiwakeni a iore active
iterest in pul ic affai rs, anid time
nuases t hierebiy acqu'ire thle rudinit
ini a athym3 and ignmoram cc of time con.
dion) of thme country amid time admin
ist rain ofii i thle govern iment Great
as the cosis of our elections) may be
thiey cannmlot be lamenmted as8 anm un--i
miitigateid burmden npon the people.
Ne.s York ileralid.
The thmeatrie and ime wvine cup have
beeni justly charged with ontailinug
iorro. ~v on1 mnanmy a hiit herto hmapp)y
b4mily; but it is the sodlmn conmvic
tion of time wrmiter, that thme novel
somfes iln for I t nl share of perni
mions influenice. F'ollow thmat younag
mnan who has b)en JullIinig over' the
fiet icious ti ahe, beh1 id ml he coun ter , or
at hisi de-k, to time dombestic circle
and see whmethmer he meUets the~ glad
steps oif his sistev as in the days of
hm ii h ihood he was wont; or' whethi
er he 'Oturnfs the~ w elom of hmis
mol'ther with that io,gmuo -u;
viichl most gladdeus A
art. -Mark the husband whe..as
oaght recreation from the pages- of
omance, and see~ wheather lIe eiterg
lie Ime 0his' wile and ch4dre,
v itI a .ligltes.heart or a kindlieu
greoting. Watch the mother wi
ias been forced to d'eeend fri6i%fte
deail world to the prosiempInp iie
4 the needle, and see whether .*rt
ieeins to be in. the. work, Look..at
he datighter who-is accustotned t6
rim the inidnight lAmli, tlat 614
nay pursue the waking dreams; why
uts she W' laghingly by her inothera
iide? Wheru is tho. glad voice that
voild have made .labqr 1igWd,rwblie
,vil ing hand to assiet--itr tbt4ab
Alab I the thoughts and efections,
ind sympathies, which shnld hftvo
)eel consecrated to making a happ
ome, have been wasted on Imagf-L
inry suaeringa and ideal beauty.
H1uw many a wife owes tZie averted
ye, and heedless manner, and dis
Amil tcois reply, that C11111 hler con-1
idig beart, to the falke sntinepts
11d impressiois which her hsA,rI
ias gatheied from the page of ro
nancel The wife of his youth ia
1o longer youth. Disease, and per"
-.han1ce tffliction, have blanched her.
heek, and thinned and silvered her
,lckt; her sep is no longer eiistic4
111r her form erect. TIe,. her ea
beats with an affetion, it not as ro
Iiaitie, yet more deep and abidil
than when she first listened to h i
early v. wS; but the fountainii kf lli
love have s' often flowed 'ut for
ward toward the creations of f6lc',
that they have been exhausted, an
are diedI up.
Fa.L PLoWING.-A correapondent
gives his reasons for fall plowing :s
follows: "By experience and oberva-.
tion I arM satiEfied that all soils ough4
to bo plowod in the fall, especially
green sward, for several Yeasoni.
L The sod roots during the winter,
and thus supplies thaboil wit nutri
mont re.. dy p)repared for the young
2. Th~le lumps become pulverize
sooner', permi tting. the lanid to be
stocked down ini better shape.
3. A team can work much easier in
t.he fall, and the farmer is less hur
riod. Trhe action for a longer time i
A correspondent of an eSchangd,
discnussing the same topic, says: "t
have toi d fall plowing on light and
heavy soil. On light soils, which
never p)roduco cak<es and clods; l4
does well. On heavy soil it, is com
mconly detrimental. If followed by a
dry winter, it sometimecs succeedi
but commonly It produecs a hard
cloddy so.il, which is long in becoming
mebllow. I have known this hardn-ess
to last a full year afterward.. Ev'bn
when the land was thoroughly and
evenly drained, this unfavorable re
suit followed. It is thereforo necces,
sary to use caution in plowing heavy
or' adhesive clayedi land in autumn,
and as a general rule It should be
"Ah, husband, do you see th1is
heautiful carving? IHow delicately
cuit Is the pure white stnt' Ys
Very pretty." "But, William, yotr
have no taste for art, and you doni
enj>y these thuings as I do. Just
not ice this slender column of imnma
culate mnarble, ith the touching
quesCtion) so beautifully carved: 'Do
they miss me at home''' Yes, I set.
And here is her name on the foot
stone: 'G. A. B.' Yes, I guess they
miss ber-if that wag her name!"
'Deer Biill.-Doaut kirm to see mu
enny moar for a while enny way.
Fatther has got awfully skeered about
bur glars and he sets every nighlt tili
late with a double barrel ebot-gunI.
watchling the backy'ard. He p)tirt
mol(ren at po)und u,v led. inito old m)anl
Smithl's dig whlich wvas kvimud'-.
over the tense after a body 10
n igh t.
"The rose is red; th,e vfolet's'buo,
I w:uIdn't kum now ff I was ynu."