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Words and Doeds.
The world Is rife with nobler thought
Than trenibles on the tongue ;
Thie world Is full of melody,
Unwritten and unsung.
The itusio of a marol is sweet- d
Du action is sublime ' p
And each may live a nobler verse
Than o'er was told In rhyme.
Aweep from py sight those foolish books
That vex my weary brain,
And I will sit at Nature's feet
Ier open page the plain- h
And read a pleassnt roundelay
In every blade that grows;
A lyric In tho lily's leaf, ti
An opio in the rose 1 14
Let tinklings of tlie tongue or pon
To love siok girls bolung
Tle sicio of a weli spent life o
Is sweeter far tlan song.
It silts ne-not, this waste of words
Our world were not so dead,
If maids and men would cease to wrIto, 0
And live t heir verse instead I
[From the Southern Cultivator.j g
M. Diokson on Immigration. V 0
-PA-TA, LA., June 10th, 1869.
Vdiora Southern Cultivator :-I
wish to draw the attention of the cot
-ten plAnters of the South tojhe sub
let of immigration. It is oue of
great interest, and if successful, I tj
think will prove destructive to the 0,
tootton interest. I do not wish my a
views to prevail unless they are right. e
I wish both sides to be heard, and t4
hope those who can wield the pen, and I
who agree with we will be. heard ; the a
ot,her side has been heatd already, and a
we have been taxed to promote this 01
lase,. The State of Georia Is mov- f,
ing for our destruction. f<
- The negro we have with us, and we j
cannot get rid of hia if we, would. v
They will not die out, as wost of our a
Northern friends and loany of o ,
people think. The next census will A
show a large increase. The only way e
to make it tolerable for them to live a
amongst us, is to give then employ
ment. With full employment they
will steal less, be more law-atiding,
and a less nuisance in every way. Do .
we want more Labor, and for what I d
The agricultural Interest at the South fI
is chiefly valuable for its production o
of cotton, tobacco and rice. Can we a
make more money. by doilbling the t
quantity of labor, than vie'an out of 4
what we now. have I Do numbers 1
increase the quantity of labor pro J,
rata, or will the dividends be greater -d
for all concerned? Can the first mii- e
lion of people'in Georgi,-having th '
.first choice of lands to cultivate md b
the balaloe for pasture, nikke more or b
less than the second nmillion, .having t
the poorest half to cultivate, and.no ij
waste land for stook to graze on ? Ia a
the second millbq likely to be mote (
skillful,- industriongu law-abld ing . and
enterprising, &e',j&c.?'I think histo. I
ry teaches us that a p opulatis with y
a pjenty of rooms and land, are more 'j
cheaply governed than a dens. po'pu- e
lation-canalveo bettr s'nd' bin' hte
n ore labr oosyare fo' imei9vdretits,
Wat country has -built the sa'ai& j
amount of 1tairoads end faetodeJ as 3
the United $titds'? T kr Utnit'ed 1
States bayyitig plenty 'o landAto" oul- e
tlvate,'byselecting the beati, ean, *ith'
one.half of its laborera, make y plenty
or all bepro4ucts,9f the soil, wilst a
5 o ptl si~jf cap byy1d',Ral roade j
m&tld'ery of all kinds~ ani.Workt q
them. Theot'( iBht's vvith its' a
rodded rpot. seqe fuotories:doelop6 4
more abigas,, ndytongaud .ro4 i
qpindme ge, yo tp f tke
pteetadgo e mOney S toJ~j9 do whael .
erayou ,wea dollotively. 10co84on
ceap w4e willa99, los t)*'49,004' 1
balesi1p to ho.., t. I,o y, en
sold~6 in ~ a at 4__ dns
td, wud eto t00, beeBs at
present'i 4ie olP.Adi fielin
your any to y bwistomk
Jiay, it e do ao . In ji 64 ooto
trayea, witounto to th~ge bte~pnto
eorpis. 9ii b u par, Sfat@wo
aillions of people-the sons and
aughters of the present population.
le patient-walt for the naturil in
rease, and what may voluntarily
)me. Do not spend your money to
asten an over-populated country. It
'ill come.soon enough, and, when it
oes come, you will have no out-let.
ome are willing to out their lande up
ito small lots, and give every alter.
ato lot to Imnhigrants, thinking it
,ill more than double the pfice 'of
ie balance. What do you care what
our lands age. worth, If you have
one to sell- esides,'it would reduco
me price of oottqn more than one
alf, and the lSr-d 'yd u i've left *ould
at ay per acre one'balf9f "the divi
ends they do now-hfelng your
roits three-fotuthi. You have a
lenty of native poor. 'people'to;sell
nd to, if you wish to part with any..
Do those who have no land, yish
)mpetitore in labor, .and in the' land
arket-reducing your .wages one
uIf or more I Do you wish a'eat
torease of money capitalp .rtduoiug
ie rate of interest to the standard of
urope, causing all property to rise,
proportion to the fall of interest,
our wages are fixed by the sorplus
r cotton you have to export, and the
rice it will bring in Liverpool. Your
rosperity dependas tipon the soarceity
f labor and a; high rate oft Irterest.
Iou have nothing but your' labor
ou canot borrow mon6y, even If it
sta down to 2 per cent. The value
r your labor being fixed by the val
e of cotton in Liverpool, where in
wreat Is low, you can, by residing
here it is high, acquire proportion.
11 , much more land in a given time.
those who have land to sell, or
iore than can be worked, let me say
le very scarcity of labor will make
mo half of your lands bring in annu
ily more money than if all was plant
1-the other half is worth 5 per cent
>grow broom sedge for grazing, and
ill advance more than fve per cent
anually. For the 'safety of the
anufacturing interest, especially in
)tton, it is not prudent to push it too
st-no fahter than markets can be
>und for thIe roducts manufactured.
ust as sure as the winds return the
stor, to :hAd oondsead ahd fall again
bove the shoals, the people hare *ill
ososs the monoy and energy . and
Ill to put the water to work; andto
lfet this most speedily, we want> a
saroiti of. labor, that there m&Y be
soaroity of ootton, add correspond -
Wic cotton at 20 to 25 ts.er ib.,
e can In Georgia appr'opriate ten
ollars towards Increasing our' manu
ecturing interest with more eise than
ne dollar, with double the labor,
ad cotton 8 to 12 cents. Where are
io laborers best fed and clothed I
here labor is scarce. Where' does
6nd pay the best profits? 'where labor
isoarce I.and the reasont ' Is, the. pro
uota of the farm -bring the best ptio
s, under these circumstances.
6~Ual opo t,6beggin'
ioney to'beb onglt t ta t
0 invested. It dapltalite' 6lde of
ieir own accord, let them. come, 'but
is not to. our interest that they
[iould You now own the property of
leorgia-if yo sell one. half of it,
on will own buit the 'other half. It
;.very diffoult 'to trabsfei real'prb.
*ertyv from one country to another.
he st you would get would be the
sansa to live,.and dress An for a few
SWhat we' vani, is a system of' say
nejand puI'perly 'investink, eadh year
Vp coiult and ought to eave c annually
fteen zpillion of dollars, to be in.
estee i'n m.aobinerg That., woaW4
ay fature 13*vde~ds," to ble re invest.
d.'" I-*flh fdr de~t'lbor, but I Sant
uch as we they nevet regret aeqtir.
ag. Aoodmolate aall sorts of labor.
eving ,naoihm ;lwprove op&r and.to
(Sfty per eeatfuzrddbovhMith' ibi
am'e lab or that is nog don* rhis
iore ease;-larinto appl~ i'A
p done,tand .yoi will tod fesup
opilation. I aul for nong.olpig
borg-uoo-otioa iof otw le
iave 'the setbjoct of ainmi1r tt
Im,'and the ffe**till'f" This *1l
daibto othe among usf and~be btfans;
We pwy oar prosperity st this 4itue
'ntirely to the scaroity pf~ igy
nany u~egroeshaygg od to work
gtesbi empleged i r4psuisi
gr pgp, 4y ,4 g ew
wh eot priset'e oa
to now enJO as aresul~~1I~
lied us the
lree6Bld, Is not llkeone in S oet
ton mill or on a railroad. If the mil
stops, what has been done Is not lost
-if the hand refuse to move any more
dirt, what has been, remains. Not so
with wheat and 'otton-all is lost,
unless you continue to advance. The
guano must be pumped up into the
cotton bolls, and they must be gather- t
ed by uninterrupted labor.
One point I will mention, and then
leave the subject to be discussed fully,
I hope,.by, abler pens. The press of I
the South has labored in order to get
the, cotton planter. to make all his sup- 4
plies at homs, urgin t as being the t
cheapost ohoy. ow every cotton I
planter.knows that nothing pays as t
well as cotton, and all the presses in f
the world cannot change his opinion, I
But-if the press wiltstrike at the root.
of the evil, they may do incalculable I
good.. I will- state what 'it Is; II
Iiavo always practiced it; both the I
true Interest 6f the cotton planter and a
patriotism, should make all adopt it. 1
Apply one half of all labor and land 9
to. the miking of full supplies of all 1
kinds that are needed on the planta- J
tion, and enough to, spare, for those <
engaged in other pursuits. Do this, 0
and you will get more money, (take I
ten years tog ether,) for the other half k
of labor and land engaged in cotton f
culture, . than if -the whole was em b
ployed:to produce cotton. If this is c
true immigration is certainly not to t
our fnterest, and why should not the t
cotton planters consult their interest, u
as well as other.people. b
Very respectfully, a
I D.tvlln Dy~oN
Progress in Egipt. a
An illustration in one of the .late Y
English plitorial papers marks a new 0
era; the subject Is an immense boat A
load of Mohammedan pilgrims on
their road to Mecoa, being towed by a
steamer through the Suez Canal.
What an immense field of thoupfit this 1
subject presents to the politioal phil- I
oso herT The highest appliamoe.of t
modern skill brought to bear. t4- -
the descendants of the very More "b6 '
for ages were the greatest te te '
the ancestors of those who ard0W. :8
helping them on their pilgrimage
the Frank helping the Turk What
would the shade of Charles Martel, I
bat hero. who eaved. Franoe from the <
fierc4'followere of the false prophet,
say to this? And what effect will this
have on those very pilgrims'-what I
,fregt upon Egypt-herself- Egypt, the I
vory mother of civilization, rich above <
all other lands in records of remote <
grqatniss? What effect can it not <
fail of having I
Fanaticism can never be subdued
by force. There is no truer saying i
than "The blood of the martyre Is I
the seed of the. Church;" but men are E
always most open to material argu
ments, and none could be more con
vincing than those which the Chris.
tian races are now putting before the
East. Christianity to-day certainly
- assesses the' monopoly of poTwer, of
intellect and of influence in the world.
Christiiti' ir phjsloally better off
than the follow~erh of other seats, have i
better houses, better food, are better i
paid for their work. The best argu-, e
ment with the heathen Is to show. him I
the condition of Christians om pared
to his own. It must be better than
our system, ho naturally says, s.ice
these memi ejoy .the comforts of life
i omlzh hhr degf'de 4han I'dos I
The 80ez Chal by showing them
what:Christian entet'ris~ csti acc6m.
Slish, is worth a hundle~d ihislonarios. 1
d-prod uCes tespect foru the system- 1
whose followers can produco . sush re
sollsst l64 exdites.ther'iibtion by4
holding forth to them the most tem pt
lng rewards should they eihbracos the'
religion .whose disciples ruile., the
world. And the great ersterprise I
which will mnark a tiew era In com-n.
mere, which -will ps~duce new' do
velopmqpts of the t~Q I portance
In the a~4tol : at world, g
will alole ' o the
onlmempn nas tone of to r1 6
of: ta &ae,Tet a c6 l16%d t
1t# fetoraobsbV4t64e h two~IY #i
ofthe prattraots extensive o -
ply of 0odes at *10t7 statid*. eaths ate
More About the "Rings."
"Itburiol," the wide-awake corres
oodent of the Unionville Times,
vritos from Oolumbia under date of
The well writtet letters of "Lux"
o the Charleston News are the uni
rersal theme iere, and of all the nume
ious assailants, he has thrown the most
Ifective and tremendous bombshell
nto Scott's camp. In vain has he
Scott) called in Mossrs. Harrison and
Jamoron, who wore on the coinmittee
o exoulpate him; 'both have written
otters for that purpose, and say that
he contract with Sellers & Co., was
or $8,500,000, ye't even then things
ook dark. Soie- one, too, in the
ourier, under th'e ignature of "Vori
as," whom we single out as the stay
ehind the throne-old John Heart
as written as unsatisfactory, complete
ud disgusting a nonentity as could
a haulod up for the poonsion.
Lux's" communication has taken
roll everywhere ; both Radical and.
)emoorat have stamped Scott's pro
eedings a regullar swindle, and every
no is inquiring, "Who is 'Luxl "
Ve have tracked him far enough to
now he is a disappointed contractor
ropn North Carol i ; he knows what
e is writing about, he has nicely and
learly unearthed the machinery of
his Blue Ridge Ring Scott has felt
hese letters. lie pretends not to
otice the attacks of .the press, which
as handled him rougher than it has
ny any other man in this country ;
'et we know they '$rik him like the
pears of the Lilliputians did Gulli.
or, and if they continue they will yet
* "Lay on Maodujn,
And datinod bo he whq firat.ories, "Hlid I
While protetded onservative pa. <
or and mon say e attaeks on
Itate officials 40 nor d, we do not
:now hoir to meet, tr at or get rid of
hem any other way,* People should <
:how who they are, if they are f
evils, they must be ht with fire, I
ud on every occaBie ha fts should be i
u6k into the rich veipse of villineous
to they are laying sway.
-Hereswe will phow .. up two sweet
tens., -The first f, 'he investigating
ornisitto.Df the W . Coagressional
)Istriet gotten up at the special re
mest of Scott to prove he told noth
ng but the truth in his recommending
loge to a seat in Congress. This
ounittee cost tho State some $75 a
Lay, and as they intend sitting, at all
vents, four months, there goes $9000.
The second is not far behind.
While a great many useless offices
vere created as is pgknowledgod on
dl sides, for no other, urpose but to
atisfy the faithful, there are attached
o these a great many well paid clerk
hips. Before the war the State did
iot pay for more than three clerks at
cost of about $2500; now there are
welve who are paid fully $12,000.
Here then is $12,000 grasped from
he poor taxpayers and, literally
hrown away. The latter item id
nore excusable than the first, as it en.
6bles the renowned to do riothing but,
quander State money for the slothful
uxury several of them are living in.
O. P. Leslie is making arrange.
nents to establish his office, a Land
Jommi'sioner, here, with J. Wood
'off, Clerk of the Benate, as hie right;
aand man and clerk. While the "irre
ressible" 'may fuss and fume about
is nomnudesion being on the side of
he people, nobody' here 'puts .?sny'
rust in 'it. . He is, unfortunately,' too
*ell-known to goe very fond of the
lollars, arid he is not going to run any
nachine that does riot turn' them out.
Lhisi Land Comimission is 'another,
'ring," and It will not require mucAh
ime before it -will loom up in all its
nonstrosityg'and stand beside the Blue
Carpet-baggers must be coming' to
rief.- 'Mackey, the oustoni house I
arrior of Charleston, han played his
ards so adroitly as to win 4he golden I
pinions of. the darkies down there,
a. a gentleman just up saja, neither
lawyer, 'Howen oc Clark ooild get a
orporal's guard from among them.
helfhr, and a leading Radical offi
1al glIes iias his opihion that no
arpet bagger shall be nomitiated in
he next 8tate election.
SMessrs. Garroll -andi lickling, who
Fere chosen sei 'etunsel' by' the 'tar.'
imyers of Itiohiand' to teat thb legali
y of the assessment' of real property
a "C0lr?, :after -obnsiderati6U, have
onoluded to droji' the Nuatter, andare'
ormnd-that'theneaps prescribed by
awbe'used, 4it' that an application
'.iuade to' tie State 'Auditor,
broughe onty Auditet," fos an
batesmebhe'the pat 'thinke his
rto yis eese t'h~ h
e W. liietto vipreobhbly
l tte 4 se6 on the "e piom*
woept., whiob eviy ene Wib6Ush h
inties se asoole stoe will not in
stl tgu. In Colubewm
septag auy of the
uieb ed.1$ ah4y s .we be
Haev. that ama ean 'unk .t fan,.
afths of the stores any day in the
week. On Sundays only the front
doors are closed, while thb rear ones
are always opened for polieemen and
others to go in and drink. The no
groos especially get drunk on this day,
when they spend the earnings of the
week. Greater part of the liquor is
medioated, and while the univernal
3ry .is "Lo! the poor negro I" we can
look among ourselves and say
"Few bring back at eye, immaculate, the
manners of the niorn.'"
Yet the morality and bearing of
the students of the University has
been better than was ever 'knowne
Portunately there is no talk - here
about forming militia companies. The
United States garrison is suffioient to
two Ku Klux.
If every one will improve the fall
md plant good land in oats, taking
ains to put them in well, their stock,
vill abundantly show the result of it
iext summer. I know what I may, by
he experience of this summer. Had
[not planted oats last fall, I should
iow either be giving no corn, or by
living corn, be in debt to my factor
'or every grain fed. As it is, I have
>lenty of oats, and my work animals
how the good. effect of it, while I
only have bread to supply In bought
orn. Let every one, therefore, im
>rove the fall season, and sow dats the
ast of October, or at least the 25th of
,ovember. "They that have ears to
iear let them hear," or next summer
ot them hold their peace.
Some think the oal crop a humbug,
6nd so they are, planted on common,
>r worse still, poor land, and out off
Lud pastured to death. But by the
ixeroise of judgment, with careful
nanagement, no crop pays so well as
ats. The cotton crop is growing ra.
>idly now, and the corn, thanks to a
good Providence, was never doing
letter. I see a great number of ears
of corn have made a second groirth of
ilk, and by consequence have bursted
he shuck, and grown from one to two
uad three inches beyond, greeting the
owner wiLh a "lbroad. grin," at the
)rosjpec1 of a fam harvest.
BAny's LiNes.-An intellige4
foung nother Inquired some days
dnee how she could best proservo her
>hild's linen clean and sweet when
>banged frequently during the day.
[ directed her never to dry. it by the
Ire, but in the sun and open air if
'he weather permitted. You thus
iot only avoid saturating the air of
your rooms with the volatile and poi.
sonous gases driven out of the linen,
but thte sun's rays have powers of
Aleansing and disinfecting, which arti
icial heat. has not, and will purify and
preserve the linen. She followed my
lircotions, but as is two often the
practice, dried and aired it in the
iursory window. Her fastidioui hus
band remonstrated in vain against this
inseemly exposure. Believing that if
ihe saw her practice as others s*w it
iho would desist, he so directed their
tfternoon walk as to bring the nurse
ry window into full view from a eon.
bral part of the town. stopping
!b;ruptly he pointed to the offending
Jinen. flapping couspionously in1 the
breeze, and asked saioastioally : "My
lear, whatis that displayed from our
window ?" "W by," she proudly re.
lied, "that is the flag of our union I"
Donquered by this pungent retort, he
jaluted the flag with a swing of his
lat, and pressing his wife's arm olos.
sr within his own, sung as they walk
id homeward :
--And long nsy It wave."
(fUiarth and home.
Greieley's long heralded treatise on
the subject of -"Political Economy,"
lesigned as a defence of the "Protec
ion'' or "Tariff" system of public
robbery has reached its 10th Chapter
in weekly serials through the.''lbunh.
As, Greeley Is generally -recognIzed-as
the '-Gran. eMogul" of this great
awindling soeenuew have hitlierto
promised to review and-refute each of
Lii. Chapters, seriatim, a. conclusively
and ooavineingly as- we did lIelper's
disponding Crisis" 'In 1860. We
ihall take. up his erat s.Obapter Ip our
cest paper, and folloti up theoothers in
our subsequent issues, until we shall
cave thoroughly 'exposed and -.etplod
ad thetwhole geres a and shown the
Ibsardity ands urageof the sobenme
hyseek to-defevcd. As it is our in
beid ion to make. a Revlqw so -clear
and .plain that no person - of 6dbigenen
nense can carefully read:lt without full
,onvictiociand' as there i at habljecy
n ihidhu m~,~nier)getiodubel s~Ion
pre'vaIha ikv -obi cotty, I' oiid d56
well for all- our tekdI#4 to soieqe'
i9 more extre cop of 6 W pad 4
the' eomt~ yearb d' tbe i
o- keep ? ~ffit dik;i
6n 'h aulnd~
thir neighors .a4t.ea
of as possible *hes the. -waupt.a
nhae.-N&n 1ork Scu's
The Oomimoroial Value of the South.
Well might the North buckle on all
its armor to keep the South in the
Union, for, apart from politoal consid
orations and the patriotic sentiment of
maintaining the grandeur and glory of
the republic intact, that pwrt of our
common country is the source of our
commercial wealth and more valuable
to the North than ever India was to
England. According to the late 8ta
tistics the value of Southern oxports
last year was over two hundred and
fourteen millions, while that of the
North was a little lose than two hun
dred millions. There is thij great
difference, too, in the nature of the
exports of the two sections, that a
large portion of those of the North is
lnthe precious metals, which in a
measure impoverishes the country,
while thoso-of the South are the pro
ducts of the soil and bring us gold or
its equivalent. Cotton, of course, is
the great staple, though tobacco is a
valuable product, and sugar, rice and
other things form a part of the ex
ports. The domestic trade of the
South is still more valuable to the
North, for it supplies our manufactur
era with the raw material they need
and takes back Northern manufactures
in return. These great and valuable
exports and this vast trade, too, have
hIaPsi devoloped again so sooi after the
South had been desolated by war.
This not only shows the surprising
wealth of the soil, but the astonish.
ing enorgy.of character and reoupera
Livo - owor of the people. Yot it is
this rich and beautiful country and
these citizens which are'kept under
the heel of military despotism and
made the football of scheming politi
oians years after the close of the war.
But this state of things must soon
come to an end, and the South will
rise from its ashes -to be the richest
country in the world.-N Y. Herald.
EMIORATIO.-The stream of emi
gration from Europe that keeps pour
Ing in upon our shores is a gratifying
proof of the confidence felt in the re
sources of the country and in its re
publioan 'form of government. This
sti'eam still' inoreakes, ins6muob' that
thniu'm r of Lrrivals this year ox
ceCht. t he. I (11t; correspunding period
in 1866, the ga immigration year.
So long as the supply continues to
pour In as now from Europe we have
nothing to fear from the threatened
influx of Chinese. The- last, within
the ten years preceding December,
1868, contributed only sixty -five then
sand to our population, and of these
not a few returned to their own coun
try. In the same period the number
of emigrants from Europe to our
shores is calculated at two millions
five hundred thousand. It is to this
influx of Europeans that we owe much
of our power and prosperity, and by
it we have grown, within the last
eighty years, from a nation of
throo millions to one of forty
millions. The moral is ovident-if
we wish to.devolop the immense re
sour6es of this country, let us contin.
na to encourage European emigration.
On the Caucasian element only can
we hope to build up such an empire
as the world has never seen. Chinesa
may all be very good, but Europeans
are at least ten times bettor.-N. Y.
California is now cultivating more
than three hundred varieties of g rapes,
and among them some of the choicest
wine-producing grapes of Europe..
"It is estlisted that thirty millions
of vines are already set, and will be
in full bearing in three years." Its
climate is equally, favorable for stock
raising, and no inconsiderable number
of the horses, mules, beef cattle and
sheep, which are extensively raised
there, may yet be conveyed "across
the Continent" by the Pacific Rtail
road. A large p art of the vast gold'
en treasure whifch California yields
will, also naturally-roach the Atlantic
coast by the, same avenue.
Buitthe utility of the Pacific Rtail.
road will be yet more st~rIkingly and
infidentially displayed by the- trans
portation. hich it-will afford to the
emigrants fronm China. and. from Eu.
ropoe, who are to help our native popu.
lation in onlfvening the unoccupied
tracts of territory, and, opening the
inoieulable sources of wealth and
powdr within the wide expanse df
our. Aierioan empire. The reduction
of rjates.oz this railroad will hasten
i ,e1 fulfil Oa of thp . mosta s anguino
proellieu the fputure g rapideur of
the Udited 8tate.--N Y. Bdkl.
Tad 4;oi4 CoLFANk. ..4e irrepres.
sikidr~ wbo is ~leturing on~ All
~epven~ an4.eatti to tbe
n s oI of 1 ta m
d&eglio t~M ve "~ fi 6o-re n sally
mn10 oenh tha6 kny' dther
destwoy web plda kl. troops-4itis oa
e.tAgry-flre 1'-.'Encinnattf Commer
A MYSTERY CLEARED UP.-"Ex
Secretary Stanton had an interview
with Secretary Fish yesterday.'o
Sensation telegran of Assooiatecd iess.
I was present at that interview.
The subject of it was Warts.
Ex-Secretary Stanton said that
when he was a boy he had sIxteen
on his left hand, eno or' two on his
right thumb,and one onhisolbotr- Ho
said he used to always hunt :for old
hollow stumps with rain-water stand
ing in them to soak his wartp iA.
Secretary Fish said hi had b millions
,f warts when he was -a -b6i, and
sometimes he split a beab and -tied it
over the wart, and, thou too. that
bean and buried it in the croes ropds
at midnight, in the dark of the moon.
Ex-Sooretary Stanton said he hid
tried that, but it never worked.
Scoretary Fish said he could not
remember that it worked 1 he only re
membered trying it a good many times
and in the most unquestioning good
Ex-Seoretary Stanton said his usual
plan was to run a needle through the
wart, and then hold the end of the
needle in the candle till it warmed
that wart to that degree that it would
never take any interest in the world's
follies and vanities any more forever.
Secretary Fish said he thought like
ly he was the wartiest boy that ever
At this important moment ex-Seo.
rotary Stanton's carriage was announo
od, and he arose and took his leiie.
The next Associated Press dispateh
that dintressed the people through the
colun s of every single newspaper in
America read as follows :
"The subject of the interview be
tween ox-Secretary Stanton and Soe
retary Fish has not transpired.
Thero are various flying rumors. 16
isgenorally believed that it referred
to the Alabama question, and was very
And yet they were only talking
about Warts. . i
Hereafter, when I see vague, dread
ful Associated Press dispatches, itat.
ing that Jones called on the Beoretay
of the Interior last nialht, or Smith
had an interview with the Attorney.
General, or Brown was closeted.with
the President notil .late
day evening,3 shall not o so terrifned
as I used to be. I shall feel coertain
that they wore only ' talking ahout
Warts, or something like that. They
can never fire my interest - again with
one of those dispatches unlQes they
state what the interview was about.
The npw bayonet furnished to the
infantry soldiers of the British army
has a sword edge and a satw back, with
a point as effective as the ordinary
weapon. It is of the same long th0
the old bayonet, but as the new'Marti
ni Henry rifle is Sf Inches shorter
than the old rifle, the total length of
the arm as a pike is reduced to a cor
responding extent. The effiliency of
the bayonet as a sword, as a saw and
as a pike, has been carefully testod.-.
A sheop was out up ihto joints with
the sword edge, and thiok plinks were
sawn through by the back. The Com
mittee of Parliament, to whome the
subject of breech-loaders was referred
have also reported in favor of the re.
introduction of muzzle stoppers, IM
the soldiers now insist on using rags
or a cork for that purpose, a pr-aotice
attended with great danger. .Thbe
stopper proposed ob~vere 'the sights, so
as to warn'the soldier against firing
without its removal. The 'bod of
the stopper is steeped in an anti-cor..
rosive compositin, so as to obviate
the necessity 6f frequently oldaning
A Losvo TIGER.-Oid blckey 8. Is
a very wealthy but very -ilterate
East India merchan4, end at member
of the Oriental Qluk of Juondon. One
day Diockey too~k a pglrw.of oinpas
asid set about examining- a Rarge:map
ef India, the margin of< whloebi was
illustrated with drawings of. ther wild
and domestie animala of th.ettry;
Buddenly Diokey dropped the. opass
in amazon~nt. "It can't be! iti' 4I'
In the border of naifrtthitu'i al
be I impossible i rIdIobloiisPa Wh
Pickey, what's the zaktier? "Wob'd
the mattpr 1 Vy,jh~Ina3engal Algey is
niriety, miles long19" DJokey.4
measured the tiger b~ the acle 6f
year almost the long eeg~pdc
type Betting maobIae'ii i yht(
latest is the -inventf6r of W matIn d
ItalighNorthb Carolinaq1 fr apj.
proved by M~r. $eatpg
f or' JHlden who
the hew instrdtnbat;, wohis
"fTher Wild4'ooesTy eu8esitig
qhine," egoitos;suspip edad
iyM 'digt:ibttd; 6
not to soik mbV* tha f4uf
- iits gid jiaglr
j t'29t ther proidhpa e egn
SIsee ; you had the :nisforhme fe.d1
patch him." -"On the coitairf, t.e d
the doctor. "I saved him."