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mm ST. GEORGE, UTAH, JULY 12, 1878.
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Th Railroad Cars are coming1:
bo : 1880
Is We learn by private letter that but
ter is six cents per pound and eggs
fix a nts per doz-n in Missouri.
I B? ourexchenges wo luarn of a heavy
storm on the 4th. inst. in Pennsylvania
doing much damage to propeity and
causing considerable loss ot life
i mi wmnfliriT?"- -
I If the Turks do not indulge in
their chronic disposition to raise ob
structions, tne congress wi'l probably
settle the mdn points in controversy,
by July 15.
Can't see. the point. Neither can
H any one else when they look toward
the sun about 2 o'clock p. m. and the
HB thermometer is up to 106 in the
Why does not somebody go fishing
and place upon the market some fish ?
they would take well during the
seal city of fat beef; even goat meat
..takes well when it can be got !
crammed with gloomy for r bud ings in
J pa hoes "and Sioux rriay take the war;,
I path at any moment. The Indians are
vi'iy numerous and formidable as
Gentexmial at Valloy Forgo.
We learn from the S hiiFctady Gazette
of June 28, that the hundredth anniversary
of ihe evacuation of Valley Forge, Pa., was
ctiibratd on the 19th.ult.aiid il was estima
ted hat about 30.000 souls were present.
At daylight camion were fired and belts
rung throughout the Schuylkill Valley, ami
at sunrise a salute of ihirteon puna was
fired. At 9 o'clock there was a memorial
service in which large numbers took part.
At noon a Balute of 3S guns was fired.
AM er.joyed themselves in the highest de-
gree during the daj
j A lph abets of nations contain the folr
I lowing number of letters respectively :
Ttalian 20; Latin 22: Hebrew 22 "French
23 ; Groek 24 ; English 2( ; German 26 ;
Spanish -27; Sclavonic 27 ; Arabic 28 ?
Persian 32; Russian 41: Sanscrit 52:
Chinese 2L4. '
Legion. A Roman "Legion'' consisted
of 6000 Soldiers divided into l,C horts" and
each Cohoit into six "Centuries" with a
'TVexi,urn"or Standard guarded by ten men.
VVe read of Ancient Israel having Q-ip-t
tains ot "Tei s" "Fiftios" and '-Hundreds"
and in our day the (Nauvoo Legion" was
j organized in a similar manner.
Look out for 1880. -'tis said the world is
coining to an end then, but the wise know
better, the all vent of ad ventists is not new.
It 13 a law of nature that every woman
should be married, and wheu we know the
enormous excess of the female over Ihe
male population, all surprise that so many
of the fair sex are unmarried, vanishes.
The teachings of Christendom would soon,
almost destroy the human race. God's
ways ate not as man's.
In the Cathedral of Aurhus is the epi
taph of one Drackmber?, a Norwegian,
who liv.'d to the aire of 146, under seven
different Danish Kings. He married al
the ago of 111 . and his wife dying, he
at the age of 130 married again a young
wife. Who need to be discouraged after
The mixture of one error with much
liut;i adulterates the whale, as a drop of
carmine would tinge a barrel of water.
No matter how slight and inconsiderable
al4 error maj appear, wp should beware of
it, for one leads to another.
One man walks through the world with
bis eyes open, another with them shut, and
this is the teason one acquires a superior
ity of knowledge over Lhe other. Boys
keep your eyes open.
Showing the degrees of the. thermometer
at 7 p. m. in the shade, at St. George.
June 29 85
June 30 85
July I 92
Tuly 2 92
July 3 90
July 4. 89
July 5 v 87
July 6 86
July 7 91
July 8 92
July 9 93
July 10 89
July 11 92
Highest at two p. m. 105
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KING CYRUS 1
AND A FEW ITEMS OF HIS HISTORY.
TffiKOMihe time that Crus came j
out of Persia with an army of 30. tfjj
000 soldiers, and took command of the
M' dim army, he was considered by " m
foreigners as king of both JN1 afions, but 9
was not king until the death ol'Oyax- S
ars. Nerigiisser, in his great pre- Si
purnth ns for the extermination of so
potent an enemy as kiig Cytts sent
ambassadors to the tings of L)dia, i':
Phiygia. Oana, Cappadocia, Cilicia, ;
P'iphlagonia and other nrighboting
Nations. The king of Armenia, who ; ,
was subject to the Medes, seeing so -!fY$
'aige an army coming ; against Cyrus,
though: this a goorl time to revolt, and v
refused his tjuota of soldiers and trib- - 'i
ute money : but in that Cyrus soon f
convinced him that he was very unwise -:
for he took the best of his horses and
came upon him before he was aware,
and took him and all his family pus- ,
oners j but the king iulfilling, on his
part that which was required of him '
was res ored to his former standing
King Cyrus having iortified that part ' - v
of the country with forts and garrison
ed them, returned to the main body'
of his army and waited the approach
of .Nerigtisser's mighty host. They ;pt
met on ths-b&r-der-s-of. the two coun- ii:ti
tries ; nd a ferrible battle ensued, .in.,. -
which Neriirlissor was slain and his -army
vanquished. Croesus, king of
Ldin, bein? next in authotity, took ;;
command of the vanquished army and
made a hasty retreat, but was over
taken by Cyrus and all their baggage
fell tnto his hands, Croesus contin
ued his flight, homewhrd, and Cyrus
pur-ued him and overtook him on the
borders of his own territory and gave 1 l.i
him baltle aprain, and conquered him. "
Croesus agiiin reirrated to the city of ?h
Sard is, i'tid Cyrus followed and shut
him up in the city, and took the cdy ' ; 1
and made him a prisoner, and becau.o j
Croesus had made war upon him ;-
without provocation, he cundemoed I iQ
him to be burned and ordered him ?
bound on a pile of wood, and as the ; .
t(n-h .was being applied, Croesus cried
out ii" gi eat agony, oloo, Solon. Solon. '
Cyrus on enquiring the cause of these :
( xelamations was informed that a very if
wise Athenian philosopher one lime -had
visited Croesus in his capitol city
and he shewed him all his vast treas-
ures and asked fc-'olon if he did not !
think him a very happy man, to which
Solon r plied , 'No man might think $
himself happy until he was dead;' and . 't
Oy us. upon reflection, considering .
the uncertainty of life, ordered Cioe- - . -V
sns unbound and biought to him, and "?:5
he forgave him atd appointed him one "I
ofihis councilors and took him home -ti-M&'M
w.th him to Persia.
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