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A person who was Bent to prison for
marrying' two wives, excused himself by
saying thet when he had oae she fought
him, but when he got two they fought
Eldorado, Kansa, has belied its name
Depositors of the bank there have had
to ast for their money at the mouth of
six-shooters, and one of them, being met
in the same style by the president, had
to shoot him.
The heir-presumptive to the throne, or
crown, or whatever they may call it, of
Turkey, is very unlike the present
eultan. "While the latter is of a mild
and father indolent disposition, Abdul
Hamid is strong and hcalthv. both in
body and mind ; and the energy of his
character, should he succeed, would
probably cause new complication in the
pontic of iiiurope.
There are 2,00 breweries in the
United States. They produce annually
.te;,(HM),Q)0 gallons of - malt liquors,
Most of these breweries have been
erected within the last twenty-five years.
In 1S71 over 02,000,000 bushels of bar
ley were used. There are nearly four
hundred malt houses in the union. Beer
comes thus: The barley is malted, then
ground, then mashed with hot water, a
sweet liquor, or "wort," extracted, hops
added, the whole boiled, then cooled,
then fermented with yeast: result, beer,
containing 91.0 water, 5.4 malt extract
ana a.00 alcohol.
A blind Swiss girl, who is an adept at
fine needlework, recently t-ent to the em
peror of Germany a table-cover exquis
itcly worked with her own hands, and
to avoid the apjienranec of having sent
the present in expectation of getting
something in return, she omitted her ad
dress, and simply signed herself, " A
Blind Girl in Switzerland." The old
monarch was so pleased with the gift
and the manner of sending it, that he
he caused the German minister in Swit
zerland to ascertain the girl's name and
address, whereupon he sent her a valua
ble brooch and an autograph letter of
As to the idea of opening Shakes
peare's grave, the. Iiibliopolist says:
" Shakespeare died in April, 1616, and
h has therefore been dead and buried
just two hundred and sixty years.
Many will exclaim, 'Of what benefit will
this le after such a lapse of time ?
Nothing but dust would be found there.'
Are we sure of this? Very often tho
features and the clothing of the dead are
preserved for hundreds of years after
burial, and on opening their graves won
derful sights have been seen. In a few
minutes all crumble away, and nothing
but dust remains, but for a short time
the illusion is wonderful. There have
been many graves ojened incases where
their tenants have been buried far longer
than Shakespeare, and very often the
features and clothing were recognizable,
and still more often were the skeletons
perfect. It is true that they soon crum
ble to dust, but they remained whole long
enough for photographs to be taken of
Ax imitator of Joan of Arc has ap
peared in Herzegovina. The Manches
ter Courier gives the followiug informa
tion concerning her: " Miss Mcrcus is
of Dutch nationality. She i about
thirty years of age, of diminutive stature,
dark, and not handsome. She h:s squan.
dered away the greater portion of a large
fortune in the realization of her soiiiaiitic
dreams; nevertheless, she is still in jks
sossion of more than 70,000. Her first
fancy was to erect a Protestant temple at
Jerusalem, in front of the monument
supposed to Ikj our Saviour's tomb. The
temple, which cost 14,000, still exists.
M lie. Mercus' present ambition is to com
mand a battery of artillery, and she re
cently pave 1,200 for the purchase of
guns, but the gentleman intrusted with
thq money suddenly disappeared and
nothing further has been heard of him.
This extraordinary lady is not admired,
having supported the Paris commune
and approved of the archbishop's assas
sination. She spends her time running
after battle-field adventures whenever
they are to be encountered.
Women of Servia.
The eorresomlent of the Indo
News says: " The women to-day wore
on their heads red kerchiefs with ends
hanging down their hacks, embroidered
with coins in which wero often stuck
flowers, chiefly of red and white. They
were generally dressed in white, but in
variably with the brilliant apron sewed
down to the skirt, vid often with a gaud
ily embroidered stomacher, or- perhaps
breast-plate would be the most descrip
tive term, studded with coins on black
velvet. The working dress of the women
in the fields is a short jacket, braided
and slashed in the fashion and of the cut
ot thnt worn by the men, a red and yel
low kerchief p:issed over the bosom, a
petticoat stried mostly in the parallel
stripes of Moorish pattern, but occasion
ally in checkers, which make the pattern
a tartan, a tapestry-like apron of brighter
colors than the petticoat, and bare legs
The men are a fine race, tall, with a
certain stateliness and self-rcsect in
e very gesture ; their laces are almost al
ways good, and often quite intellectual
and chivalric, but in muscular develop
ment the ciisant women of Scrvia can
give their husbands a stone and a beat-
V.I... .. .
ing. l iook ine trouljle to-day to meas
ure the waist of a lass who was lounging
against the pillar of a tavern where we
were having some refreshment. Her
waist was a good inch more in circumfer
ence than mine, and I am by no means a
small-lioncd man. I noticed, as we
came further south, how the ruddy com
plexion and fair hair, bleached almost to
the hue of a shahbv brick, were being
left behind and giving place to faces of
an oriental type a olending of the
Greek and Arab, with clean-cut profile,
straight nose, black hair and eyes and a
noble carriaga. Occasionally among the
women a face of pure Egyptian tyje was
to le noticed a trace probably of the in
fusion of Gypsy blood, which is far from
uncommon in eastern Europe. One wo
man 1 noticed leaning dreamily over a
garden fence with a face cast in the very
mold of the Sphinx."
Sims Reeves's Advice to Vocalists.
Mr. Sims Reeves gives the following
pertinent advice to vocalists who are ad
dicted to dosing themselves with all
manner of confections and beverages:
"It is impossible to say how much mis
chief has leen done by the absurd ac
counts of the variety of beverages indis
pensable to our former great singers.
Whatever may have heen the practice
in the past, such notions as that the
drinking of so many bottles of beer or
stout per evening will give voice are as
ololeie, I am happy to say, as is the
idea that no man is a hospitable gentle
man who allows his guests to go home
sober. By long experience I find it
much better t do without them entirely.
A glycerine lozeng is preferable; on ver
rare occasions a small quantity of claret
and water may le necenary, but all alco
holic stimulants are detrimental. I
foi nierly, and for many vears, used leef
tea, rut mat, was ioo neavy. ji one
could limit one's self to a tablespoon ful
at a time, the latter mieht tie the lest
but a large draught clogs the throat,
and produces more saliva than is neces
sary, and indue -s the desire to swallow
By HORSLEY & HEMPHILL.
H OUT II AHI WMT.
Austin, Texas, manufactures twenty
tous of ice per day.
. 'There are thirteen North Carolinians
in the house of representatives of Texas.
Speaking of the Texas penitentiary,
the tfnlveston News says of a once noted
character : Old Santanta, on hearing of the
slaughter of Custer and his command, could
scarcely contain himself with joy, and said
he, too, like Sitting Bull, wanted to go on
the war-path. 1
Ex-Go v. Henry A. Wise has no hope
of his own recovery. Iu reply to an invita
tion to attend a reunion of confederate sol
diers, he sends word that sickness will pre
vent him from being prevent, and add : " I
never expect to leave my room again until
I am carried to my grave. The weather is
so excessively hot here that I would gladly
leave this griddle of a town, if for no othpr
object, to get on the great Shenandoah
mountains, where J :ould get pure air and
meet my old friends."
The recent reports of the ravages of
grasshoppers in the northwest were gross
exaggerations. The wheat, which is nearly
all harvested, is a good crop, and the corn
crop is excellent.
This is about the tenor of the harvest
report from Wisconsin : Harvest is nearly
over, and while the chinch hug has done
some damage, yet wheat will be nearly an
average crop. Oats were never better, rye
good, and a splendid outlook for corn. At
together, the farmers have no reason to com
plain. It is now reported that the prospect
for an abundant cranberry crop in the fit,
Croix Valley, Miss., was never more prom
ising. It is stated that the crop tins year
will pay tor all the improvements made on
improved marshes. The berry crop this year,
so far, has been good.
The Nashville American says: "Three
hundred and sixty barrels of Irish potatoes
were forwarded to New York city in one
day for shipment to Cuba, where there is a
good demand for them. One of our David
son county farmers cleared $2200 on forty
acres of potatoes, which be sold in June.
This gentleman came here two or three years
ago without a cent in his'pockets."
The south pass jetty company has an
official report ironi E. I. Carthell, chief as
sistant engineer, at the south pass jetties,
stating that a careful and exhaustive survey,
in which more tlinn seven hundred sound
ings were taken on the very crest of the bar,
was made on the 11th, showing clear chan
nel twenty feet deep at average flood tide,
with at least a width of forty feet. When the
width of the channel reaches two hundred
feet, the company w ill be entitled to their
first payment from the government.
A mortgage of $32,000,000 on the New
York central and Hudson river railroads, iu
favor of Cornelius Vanderbilt jun., and
Win. II. Vanderbilt, was recently recorled
in tiic county clerk s omce at Aioany, Aew
New York is suffering from an attack
of bad water. A greenish-white scum has
settled upon the surface of Croton lake, im
parting to the water a horrible smell and
taste; and New York is driven to whisky
The New York Tribune, in an article
on the general reduction oi wages in uiai
city, sti tes that any builder can employ as
many first-class carpenters as he wants at
$15 per week, and find them grateful for the
cliance. The sajnc may be said of most of
the other trades connected with building.
It adds that there has heen no time in the
past fifteen years when building could be
done in New York at so cheap a rate, and
scarcely a time in that interval when there
ias been so little of it doing.
When a New York railroad company
does not place drinking water in its cars, it
is liable to n fine of 75, half of which sum
goes to the informer and the other half to
the overseers of the poor.
Frank Walworth is thought to le re
covering from his insanity. His friends, it
is said, hope that he will be pardoned.
Should he be set at liberty he is to leave the
At Spencer, Mass.. all the boot shops
are driven with orders and are running to
their full capacity. At the wire mills busi
ness is a little quiet. The woolen mills arc
doing a good business, running on full
The Atlantic mills at Lawrence, Mass.,
will start up September 14th. giving employ
ment to 1200 operatives.
Kcport.s from the principal seaboard
markets indicate an active demand for leaf
tobacco from the export crop. Most of the
great consuming countries of Europe are
free buyers at the presen grange of prices,
and both exports and receipts thus far loot
up a much larger aggregate than for the cor
responding time last year.
That the republic is daily being firmer
established in France is proved by the reso
lution of the chamber of deputies on the
22d of July, that " the chamber, expressing
its confidence in the minister of interior, re
quests the cabinet in appointing public
functionaries, not to forget the duties im
posed upon it by the decree overthrowing
the empire." (ianibetta eloquently stigma
tized the system pursued by the Bonapart-
ists in seeking to make the country believe
that marshal MticMahon was hostile to the
constitution, and said he had perfect con
fidence in the Marshal's good faith. Turn
ing to the Ronapartists, Gambetta concluded
by exclaiming: "You will never smother
the cry of the 2d of December!" Amid
tremendous applause, three hundred and
seventy-one ayes were recorded in favor of
the resolution ; the Conapartist deputies did
Lunacy is still increasing in Ireland.
At the close e.f last year the number of pa
tients under the supervision of the inspec
tor general was 11,777 an increase of one
hundred and ninety-four on the preceediug
Prince Milan has received from several,
if not from all, the powers congratulations
upon the birth of an heir, all wf which con
tain expressions leaving, no doubt, in the
mind of the prince that the "powers are de
sirous of seeing an end of the war, which is
dangerous to the general peace ot Europe.
The result is the Servians are ready to treat
for peace, but will not consent to the depo
sition of prince Milau or the sacrifice of any
territory, nor will she submit to the Turkish
In reply to speeches made in the Eng
lish house of commons lately, to the effect
that Russia was stronger in lS.V? than now.
the lialas shows that Russia in 1S.53 had an
army of 600,01)0, and now, 1,34",000 as a
peace armament and 2,500,000 in time of
A dispatch from Belgrade says it is re
ported that the Turks have advanced be
yond Banja, and that the Servians evacuated
that important pass without firing a shot.
It is quite possible that the constant rumors
of Turkish advances aad Servian retreats
are exaggerated, but it can not be denied
that the prospects of the Servians is becom
ing gloomy. The rumor of their evacuating
the defiles leading from Uurgngovnti to
Peleurade, and from Saitsehar to Parakin,
though unconfirmed, s highly probable. If
the Turks push forward, it is more than
likely the expected great battle at Alexintz
or Delegrade, will never be fought. The
officials continue to assure the public of
their ability to beat the Turks, nevertheless
consternation prevails, and must increase as
the number of runaways increases in the
"A dispatch from Belgrade eays that
while war preparations continue actively,
and while even the peace party consider any
fate preferable to the deposition of prince
Milan and the annexation of any part of Ser-
via to Turkey, or even for a period of Turk
ish rule, there are at the same time a de
pression of spirits and a desire for peace
among the moderate party and the Servian
people, and the intervention of the powers
is anxiously looked for, in the hope that it
would bring peace without any of the above
conditions, which, it is feared, the Turks de
sire to impose. Bather than accept any one
of these, the moderate party will support
the government in continuing the strnggl
until Servia conquers or can not fight longer.
They say the deposition of prince Milan
would occasion a dynastic civil war, which
would retard- he progress cf the country
twenty years. As tor Turkish rule here, the
foremost men of Servia, and even the op
ponents of the war, say it is better that all
the Servians perish in the struggle than sub
mit to it ; that it is evident that if the in
tervention of the powers does not bring
peace, that no arrangement between the Jel
ligercnis themselves is likely to.
A railroad disaster in Spain has re
suited in a law providing that when an ac
cident in any way chargeable to the railroad
company occurs, the company shall pay $15,
000 to the family of each person killed, $7,-
000 to the family of each person incapaci
tated, and $ a day to each injured person
Thirty-six thousand six hundred dol
lars was paid by China to satisfy the claims
of the German minister for indemnity and
retribution iu the case of the ship Anna,
viceroy rukeim, reported in disgrace in
consequence of this a flair, was summoned to
Peking to give explanations.
Panama advices to the 5th mst. state
that warlike troubles loom up in the Colom
bian republic. The first outbreak, in the
state of Cauca, on July 10th, has spread and
pronunciamentos against the go ver nm en
have been rife in that section, and the con
scrvative Catholic or clerical party are in
open rebellion. There have been several
fights in Cartage. One hundred liberals
(government party) were killed or wounued
by the conservatives, who gained the fight
at Videla, near Palmyra, July 17th. The
liberals .defeated five hundred conserva
tives, and another body of five hundred
conservatives, under Daniel Herrera, were
at Mount Pacheca, Herrera losing his life in
Dr. Yakshich, of Belgrade, a great au
thority on the subject-, estimates the popula
tion of European Turkey, exclusive of the
principalities, at 8,000,000, of whom 3,000,000
are slaves. Add to these latter l.ow.uoo
slaves among a population of 9,600,000. The
number of Mohammedans is estimated by the
same authority at 380,000, and although these
are inferior in number to the christians, they
possess all the advantages to be derived from
holding the reins of power.
The postal-card manufactory is run
ning ten hours a day, turning out about
f00,000 card? per day, and is 3,500,000 be
hind its orders. The number of cards print
ed during the quarter ending July 1st, was
38,000,000, an increase of nearly 10,fKK,000
over the corresponding quarter for 1875.
The senate confirmed the following
nominations: II. F. Finlav, United States
attorney for Kentucky, vice G. C. Wharton
removed ; Wilford L. Wilson, appraiser of
merchandise, St. Faul, Minnesota; W. W.
Standifer, United States marshal of Arizona.
The new four-and-a-half per cent, loan
for three hundred millions will be brought
out in a short time. There is competition
for the control of it among' foreign and do
mestic bankers, and it is thought all the par
ties in London and New York will be
brought together by the administration.
Neither ihe president nor the secretary of
the treasury will favor an extensive negotia
In the senate, on the 14th, Mr. Har
vey called up the house bill for the sale of
Sabine islands. Several amendments were
agreed to and the bill passed. Mr. Edmunds
moved to take up the proposed constitu
tional amendment prohibiting the appro
priation of money for the support of sec
tarian schools. Agreed to; yeas 23, nays 13.
A discussion then took, place, which lasted
until the expiration of the morning hour,
when the matter was laid over and the sen
ate proceeded to consider unfinished busi
ness, which was the bill to carry the Hawai
ian treaty into effect, Mr. Norwood continu
ing his remarks in opposition to the bill.
After a long debate the senate by a vote of
veas 29 to nays 12, passed the bill to carry
Into effect the Hawaiian treaty. Jt passed
without amendment. After a long debate
the senate at one o'clock voteu on the pro
posed constitutional amendment and it was
rejected; yeas 2(5 nays 19; not two thirds
voting in the affirmative. It was defeated
by a strict party vote. Mr. Iogan calls up
the house bill to authorize the president to
accept the services of volunteers to aid in
suppressing Indian hostilities. He sub
mitted an amendment in the nature of a
substitute, authorizing the president to in
crease such companies of cavalry regiments
as he may think proper to one hundred men
each, providing the total number of men en
listed shall not exceed 2500, and appropriat
ing $t,634,700 to pay the expense of such in
crease. The amendment of Mr. Logan was
agreed to yeas 2!), nays 11 and Ihe bill as
amended was read the third time and passed.
In tho senateon the 15th, proceeded to
the consideration of house bills granting
pensions to various persons, and a large
number were passed, but before acting on
all on the calendar a motion for an execu
tive session made by Mr. Anthony 'was
agreed to and at 12:30 the gaheries were
cleared and the doors closed. Senate re
sumed session at two o'clock, and Mr. AVin
dout moved to take tip the house resolution,
providing for a final adjournment of con
cress, and to amend the same so as to ad
journ tonally at three o'clock this evening.
Several senators objected, and the motion
was then withdrawn. A bill to provide for
the payment of a full month's wages to cer
tain of the employes recently permanently
discharged from the bureau of ergraving
and printing of the treasury department,
was passed without amendment. The chair
laid before the senate a message from the
president of the United States, returning,
without his approval, senate bill to provide
for the sale of a portion of the reservation
of the confederated Otoe and Missouri bands
of Iudians, and Sacs and Fox Indians in
Kansas and Nebraska. Also another rues
sage from the president, stating that he was
convinced, after further examination, that
his message, returning the bill without his
sicnature was premature, and requesting
that the bill might be returned to Min for
his signature. A motion to refer the mes
sage was rejected. The question being on
the passage of the bill, notwithstanding the
objections of the president, it was passed by
a unanimous vote. The amendments of the
house to the bill fixing the limit of expendi
ture for the erection of public buildings at
Little Rock was concurred in and the bill
passed. House but tor the relief or Mrs. J.
K. Polk, widow of ex-president Polk, was
discussed at some length and passed. Mr.
Windom called up house joint resolution
providing for final adjournment, and moved
to amend so that the houses of congre-
should adjonrn at 7lA o'clock this evening.
The amendment was agreed to, and the res
olution as amended adopted. At 7:30 p. m.
the hammer of the presiding officer, Mr.
Ferry, fell, and he spoke as follows : Be
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY,
fore declaring the order of adjournment,
permit me, senators, to express my obliga
tions for the trust confided and for the cour
tesy extended to me throughout an arduous
session ot eight months ana over, now
drawing to a close, lor your generous
support throueh an impeachment trial and
daring my first regular session's experience
as your presiding officer, accept my hearty
thanks. This session naa arawn to a c-ipse,
and while associated WUh. other historical
events it will especially be notable as em
bracing the union of two centuries in the
life of the republic. National permanence,
however, is no guarantee against personal
change. We are about to part, but not with
out the suggestive reflection that in the first
month of the new century and next to this
in which we separate our number was
broken by the death of one whose short
senatorial career had won the attachment of
flianT and the respect of all. and by the d
part u re ot another wnose longer career naa
qualified him for the merited place of exe
cutive adviser, which he now honors with
credit to himself and the senate. In re
turning to your several states to greet their
approval ot your distinguished services, may
heaven kindly care, attend and return you
all with added strength to renew your la
bors next December. To the officers of the
senate whose valued aid, has enabled me to
hold vonr confidence. I tender sincere ac
knowledgment. Finally wishing you a safe
return to yonr repective homes, I now Re
nounce the nrst regular session of tht sen
ate of the Forth-fourth congress adjourned
The house met at one o'clock, on the
14th, in continuation of Saturday's session
Mr. Singleton then proceeded to address the
house on the condition of public affaire in
Mississippi. He gave an emphatic denial to
the statements made iu the house and sen
ate that there had been frauds committed in
the recent election in that state, and said
that no such thing had been charged on the
part of the government of Mississippi or of
the election judges. Mr. Henry Watterson;
member elect from Kentucky to fill the va
cancy caused by the death ot Mr. Parsons,
presented himself and took the oath of
office. Mr. Schleicher made a speech in ad
vocacy of the silver bill. His speech closed
the legislative session of Saturday last, and
that of to-day was begun under the ell of
states. A few private bills were introduced
and referred. Mr. Randall submitted the
report of the committee of conference on
the Indian appropriation bill. The report
was agreed to without discussion. Mr. Ran
dall then proceeded to make seme general
remarks on the several appropriations. Mr.
Foster, a member of the appropriation com
mittee, replied to what he called the ingen
ious misstatements of the gentleman from
Pennsylvania (Mr. Randall). The speaker
laid before the house a message from the
president in regard to the river and harbor
bill, stating that it it had been compulsory
to expend money therein appropriated he
would have violated it, but as it was not he
would take care that no public money should
be expended on useless works or upon any
that were not clearly national. The message
was referred to the committee on commerce,
and the house took a recess till eight o'clock.
Evening session There was great confusion
on the reassembling of the house and many
members were noisily endeavoring to at
tract the nttention and receive the recogni
tion of the speaker. The house at two
o'clock was still in session, without having
been able to accomplish anything, except
voting to adjourn and answering a call of
Monday night session of the house
continued till six o'clock, a. m. of the loth,
most of the time after midnight being taken
up in dilatory motions and maneuvres to
prevent Cox resuming his speech in reply to
Kasson. At last about five o'clock this
morning a truce was effected between the
opposing forces and an opportunity was af
forded to both Cox and Kasson to make due
apology to the house, and to each other for
exhibiting any angry passion or the viola
tion of any parliamentary decorum that
either miht be guilty of. After Mr. Hewitt
took the floor and in a speech which was
frequently applauded bv his own side of the
house, defeuded Gov. Tilden from the as
saults made on him by Mr. Kasson and
eulogized him as the standard bearer of
national democracy. A message was read
from the president, announcing that he had
igned the diplomatic and consular appro
priation bill, but calling attention to the
fact that constitutionally the house, had no
right to order the withdrawal of consuls or
ministers, though it might reduce or with
hold entirelv the salaries to be paid to said
officers. Mr. Lawrence thought congress
was as morally bound as a political duty, to
ppropriate for salaries of ministers as for
nv otner officer. Mr. Patre moved to take
up and pass the senate bill to increase and
promote telegraphic communication be
tween America and Asia. After some dis
cussion, and the adoption ot the amend
ment ottered by Mr. Ilolman to guard
against telegraph monopoly, the bill was
passed. Mr. Randall reported the bill ap
propriating $3000 to defray the expenses of
the commission to prepare a suitable form of
government for the district of Columbia.
Passed. On motion of Mr. Wilshire, the
senate bill limiting the expenditure for a
public building at Little rock, Ark ,to $150,
000, passed with the amendment of Mr. Ilol
man, reducing the anionnt to $100,000. On
motion of Mr. Crouse, the bill providing
for the sale of a portion of the reservation
of confederated Otoe and Missouri Indians
n4 Sacs and Fox Indians in the states of
Kansas and Nebraska was taken np and
passed by a two-thirds vote over the presi-
ent s vote. J he speaaer pro tern, tneu an
nounced that the hour for final adjournment
had arrived, and thanking the house for its
courtesy, he declared that the first session
of the house of the Forth fourth congress
stood adjourned without day.
HIE TIME OF FAST TKOTTEKS.
Honrs that Have a Rerord Brttfr than 20.
fiThose marked with an asterisk ()
now off the turf.
Knldnniitlt Maid M4
Irr.iilent Ji: IK-l
American tiirl 2:17'
I(oii :ioild 2:1S
Lsdy Thorn 2: iff
.Imlce Filllcrton 2:19
Flora Ti-ntp A1!V
Income Palmer 2:!!v,i
Menilirino Gift 2:n
Kl-y ;..lHllt 2:2M!t
Moimtiiin Boy 2:2 5
untie Boy 2:21
B dine 2:21 '4
.lay ;onll .2:21
;Mrg Wilkes 2: 2
T.h.I Maud 2:7?'4
B salinrt 2:22 -
Mt-Niorino t'hjet 2:22'
Hunt rww 2: 22 S
I.ncile (iolddust 2:22S
Flora Belle 2:22"4
Killmrn Jim. 2:23
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The Indians as Fighters and Athletes.
The practical experience of the recent
Eosehud battle has about exploded the
idea that a white man is the equal of
five Indians. The daring and reckless
ness shown in, this first pitched fight of
the campaign proves how much they
had staked on the result. Those who
claim that the Indian war will be of
short duration disregard the fact that
the Sioux are among the very best fight
ers in the world. They possess union
and strength, cunning without an equal,
a "personnel in which every man is an
athlete, capable of supererninent feats
of endurance, horsemanship and agility.
Further, they possess the vast advantage
of fighting on ground of their own selec
tion, in their own country, and with
whose resources, either for supplies or
defense, they have a perfect familiarity.
It affords them, too, at eveiy step, natu
ral fortifications equal for purposes of
concealment or defense to the most
elaborate work possible to engineering
skill. Well mounted, armed with the
very best of modern small arms, ever
alert and tireless, regarding death in
battle as an honor to be sought rather
than as a calamity to be avoided, they
are practically as effective as a civilized
army of twenty thousand men operating
in an open country and according to the
rules of modern warfare.
Asr agreeable figure and winning man
ner, which inspire affection without love,
are always new. Beauty loses relih,
the graces never; after the longest ac
quaintance, they are no less agreeable
than at first. Henry Heine.
F-S.TPt-Ed wmrd Ellas Vitality or the- Ex
past I 1ms HiwdUar.
From Our Own Correspondent.
KOYFt-fiDWAKD ELI AS.
The secretary of the Etrvotian Commission.
Edward Elias, is a native-born Egyptian, who
at first glance yon would take tor an Ameri
can from some of the extreme southern
states, tine bearing, open frank manner
who- is one of those men who grasp yonr
hand earnestly ana nearuiy, and to whom
vou feel attached at once. I am indebted to
this prominent Egyptian gentleman, who is
also, interpreter to the commission, for much
valuable information regarding his country
and her aims. I asked htm if he compre
hended the co-operative feature in journal
ism as represented in the "American .Wews-
- - , it I 3 ti t . . i
paper union. c rciiitu, -ins iuc same
principle as the Associated Press dis
patches." He could not have given a more
intelligent answer, because it is exactly so.
The Egyptian commission is composed of
his highness, prince Mohammed Tawfic
Pacha, president. His excellency, Cherif
Pacha, minister ot commerce, vice president,
H. Brngsch .Bey, commissioner-general.
General Stone. M. Mahmond Bey, astrono
mer . M.Mariette Bey, director of tht muse
ums it antiquities. M. Gastinel Bey, pro
fessor of the medical school. M. Rogers, di
rector in the ministry of public instruction.
M. Acton, ehief of diyUiei-jninistry of com
merce. M. Baudry: architect. M. IMche-
valerie, attache. E. Brngsch, chief of trans
portation and installation. A. Bebmers, at
tache, secretary. Edward Elias, secretary
and interpreter. M. Daninos, attache.
Egypt is an important powerin the world's
economy, and is making rapid headway in
the arts, sciences, and industry.
The territories under the rule of the sover
eign of Egypt, including those on the upper
Nile and central Africa, are vaguely esti
mated to embrace an area of 4,777,830 square
kilometres, and to be inhabited by a popula
tion of 16.952,000, of whom about one-third
are in Egypt proper. The following state
ment gives the area and population of the
various divisions of the kingdom, and its re
cent annexation, according to government
estimate, of the year 1875:
Egypt proper, 650,630 square kilometres,
population, 5,252,000. Nubia, 864,500 square
kilometres; population, 1,000,000. Former
kingdom of Ethiopia, 2,918,000 square kilo
metres, population 5,000,lHX. llarfur, and
other annexed territories, 444,OW square
kilometres, population. 5,7fcO,000. Total
square kilometres, 4,777,830. Total popula
The great physical peculiarity ot Egypt is
the absence of rain, the land being only ir
rigated by the annual overflow of the Nile.
The climate is remarkably mild and sound,
especially south of the delta; and in the
desert, from Cairo to Alexandria, the air
contains more moisture than to the south.
From the middle of August to December,
west winds prevail ; east winds from that
time till March; after that, unhealthy south
winds or khamsin till June ; and from June
till August the north or Etesian winds.
Earthquakes are occasionally felt, and the
temperature vanes trom 4" t. to a . ine
most remarkable phenomenon is, however,
the regular increase of the Nile, fed by the
fall of the tropical rains, which commence
in 11 north latitude, in the spring; and fall
ing first into the hite, and then iilue Kile,
reach Egypt in the middle, and the delta in
the end of June. In the middle of July, the
red water appears, and the rise maybe dated
from that time. It attains its maximum at
the end of September, and begins to decline
visibly in the middle of October, and sub
sides to its minimum in April. At the end
of November, the irrigated land has dried,
and is sown, and is covered with green crops,
which last till the end of tebniary. In
March is the harvest. The state of the Nile,
n fact, marks the season more accurately
than the variation of temperature.
Many of the European trees and plants are
found "in Egypt ; the date-palm, the doom
palm, the sycamore, acacias, tamarisks, etc.,
are among its more peculiar botanical pro
ductions : also the papyrus, which ancieutJy
supplied material for paper, and the lotus or
I water-lily of the Nile. The extensive cul
ture of papyrus has been, in modern tunes,
replaced by that of the sugar-cane, cotton,
indigo, and tobacco, and the plant has al
most disappeared. Gourds and melons have
always abounded. To the wheat and barley
of antiquity have been added maize and dur
ra. Egypt is very deficient in timber trees.
The rocks of Egypt afforded the stones used
in its edifices and sculptures ; granite,
syenite, basalt (at Assouan!, breccia (in the
Cossier Rood), porphyry (from the quarries
oi Gebel Dosha n.)
The National museum of Egypt sends rare
coins, in gold, silver and copper, beautiful
collections of Arabic ornaments. Ancient
glass lamps from the mosques. The mu
seum aUo sends Legumes Tuberculous Ali
mentaries tobacco seeds, some rare pearls,
Arabian literature. Also from the musem
coines a list of the names of the caliphs and
sultans who have reigned in Egypt from
Omar ta Ismail Pacha, khedive of Egypt.
List also of the Pharaohs. Let disputants
over Rhamses, and Sesostris being or not be
ing one and the same study this list. Col.
Long, now a bey in Egypt, will soon return
on a visit to his old home. He is a gallant
soldier and a gentleman, and will be wel
comed back to his native land by a host of
friends. He is now in Paris en route. A
handsome display of woods also adds to tha
THE VITALITY OF TUB EXHIBITION.
No one can say, that there is any loss of
vitalitv in the exhibition. The protracted
heated" term from days to weeks, while it im
peded the current, that bore hundreds of
thousands to the grounds, was but a tem
porary obstruction. An abatement of the
torrid influence and again the flood gates
were opened, and now the volume of visita
tions is pouring in, on their pilgrimage to
Cosmopolia, the Mecca of the intelligent
world, strong men and delicate women,
courage and beauty science and industry
honest labor pomp and pageantry syno
nym too often those two p s p's of pig-head-ism
and poppy cockisni. Yet, in the case of
the nation's centennial all mix in one har
monious whole, high, low, rich and poor,
wise and igorant, the good, bad, and the
sorter tolerable, the latter those milk and
wishv-washv fellows who do no good for fear
or harm. Yes, all of them find their level in
the imposing contemplation of the wonders
of the centennial. Lost to self in admira
tion of works, whose grandeur teach indi
viduality of his littleness and abjectness
when facing international society, and which
individual if not inclined to forego his strut,
and return to a proper poise from his swag
ger had better go into his hole and pull it in
A PERFECT JAIL.
Among the valuable articles on exhibition
in the Govt, building the most attractive is
Cook & Heath's perfected systen of prison
construction. It is the best jail in the coun
trv, and is worthy the attention of state,
county and municipal authorities.
The niaenificent lamp that ornaments the
entrance to the Russian section is valued at
$7,00i. so the polite attache informed me.
I declined purchasing, using for economy,
the " light of other days " better to read by,
for future reference at least, than the one of
my Russian friend and safer than coal oil.
The lace exhibit in the Belgium section is
valued at $200,000. .It is a treat for the
ladies to examine these beautiful specimens
of Belgium industry in Valenciennes, gui
pure, applique, Brussels net and point, in
parrjiol covers, ball dress, flounces, edgings
and handkerchiefs. A small farm if well
sold will buy a handkerchief, and a hand
some city residence, if sold on a flash market
would buy three floances for a ball dress.
No goods are permitted to leave the exhi
bition until it closes. The construction
placed bv the commission npon the law of
congress' is, that duplicates may be sold,
but, not the originals. The Kansas and
Colorado state commissioners have presented
a rifle to Mrs M. A. Maxwell, whose reputa
tion as a huntress is natural. Admissions
to date 12,524,309. 4,0000 varieties of Eng
lish and American eladiolns are on exhibi
tion at horticultural hall. The exhibit is a
competition between Europe and America
anal will continue two weeks. Cherries
have been received from Oregon fourteen
days out, and yet fresh. The benzoin is an
aromatic resin, used for medicinal pur
poses. It is from the province of Rio
Grande do Nasta, Brazil. It is a powerful
stimulant and touic and also valuable in
perfumery. Seetls of cacao are also from
this district; they are largely used as a
basis in the preparation of chocolate, and of
liquors. One thousand plants of tbeobroma
cacao will produce approximately one thou
sand kilogrammes of fruits and berries dur
ing the space of eighty years, the period of
its life. The Bombix Mori from which Bra
xil obtains her silk is of wonderful produc
tion ; each cocoon contains nearly 3600
inches of silk thread, of which six hundred
metres can be utilized. A metre ia about
thirty-nine inches in length. The raulberrv
leaf roust be fat and luscious in the Brazil
ian empire. Caoutchouc is a product ot
the later siphouia elastica. The province
of Amazpnas exports also the breo macaran
duba, consideied to be the true
GCTTA PERCH A.
Jamacia displays artificial flowers made
from the cuticle of the leaf of the Lucca Al-
SEPTEMBER 1, 1876.
vifolia, resembling wax work. Jamaica also
exhibits necklaces of the seeds of the gree
A very singular, yet, quite pretty exhibit
is one from mo ae Janeiro. Voittures made
of flowers, and from the province of Sancta
Catharine, Brazil, we have a hoqnet made
of fish scales, eggs skins, shells, wood and
leathers, it is certainty a work of great in
genuity, exhibiting skill and taste, and
speaks Well for the artistic merit of the
misses Silveira de Sonza, the Industrious
young ladies who are entitled to credit for
their efforts to make a display of Brazilian
industry. From Barana, Brazil, is a boquet
made entirely of fish scales, also a handsome
boquet made entirelv of feathers. Her im-
penai nignness, me onncess i tsaoei, xuo
de Janeiro, sends a splendid piece of worlk
manship, arown of flowers made of cereals.
All honor to the gifted lady for her internet
in the centennial.
The orphan girls of the Immaculate Con-
send an exquisite piece of work, a towel
cut in sieve and labyrinth lace with amal-
aqnsres, each square with a design, and exe
cuted by a different girl, ldelvira i- lum
inense, a little girl of ten years of age, from
Rio de Janeiro, furnishes a beautiful piece
of tapestry. The little girl has taste and
skill, and deserves enriching in the interna
tional temple of taste and progress. J. IS
THE ESTOECEMOT ACT.
The Recent lte-Mlallote of Ihe llonae Tho
Arcnjit be) 1114 la Reatllnna to
Secretary Cameron has written the
following to Gen. Sherman :
Washington, Aug. 16, 1876.
Gen. W. T. Sherman, Commarding United States
'Sir The house of representatives of
the United fetates, on the iota inst.
passed the following preamble and resolu
Wbereas, ine Dgnt ot sunrage pre
scribed by the constitution of the
several states is subject to the fifteenth
amendment ot the constitution of the
United States, which is as follows :
"Article 15, section 1. The right of
citizens of the United States to vote shall
not be denied or abridged by the United
States, or by any stats on account of
race, color or previous condition ot
" Sec. 2. The congress shall have power
to enforce this article by appropriate
legislation : and
Whereas, the right of RutTrage so pre
scribed and regulated should lje faith
fully maintained and Db.served by the
United States and the several states and
citizens tlfereol ; ana wnereas, it is
asserted that this exercise ot the right ot
suflrape is in some of the states, not
withstanding the efforts of all good
citizens to the contrary, resisted and
controlled by fraud, intimidation and
violence, so that in such cases the object
of the amendment h deleated ; and
whereas, all citizens, without distinction
of race, or class, or color, are entitled to
the protection conferred by such article;
therelore, oe it
Resolved, bv the house of representa
tives, That all attempts by force, fraud
terror, intimidation or otherwise, to pre
vent free exercise of the right of suffrage
in any state Bhould meet with certain
condign and effectual punishment, and
that in any case which has heretofore
occurred or that may hereafter occur in
which violence or murder nas Deen or
shall be committed by one race or class
upon another, the prompt prosecution
and punishment of the criminal, or crirc
inals. in anv court havinor jurisdiction.
is imperatively demanded, wnetner the
. . . . . . . v -. .. .. '
crime be one pumsname by nne ana im-
prisouuieu., uruuo uciuouuiug iuc iscix- i
ally ot deatn. I
. . - I
' I snvAuts-f Anfr n t ss3 itQthflr i n onwirn n risxi i
with the spirit of the above you are to
hold all available force under your com
mand, not now engaged in subduing the
savages of the western frontier, in readi
ness to be used upon call or requisition oi
the proper legal authorities for protecting
all citizens, without distinction of race,
color or political opinion, in the exercise
of the right to vote, as guaranteed by the
Fifteenth amendment, ami to assist in
the enforcement of certain, condign and
effectual punishment upon all persona
who shall attempt by force, fraud, terror,
intimidation or otherwise to prevent the
free exercise of the right of sunrage as
provided bv the laws of the United States,
and have such force so distributed and
stationed as to be able to render prompt
assistance in the enforcement of the law.
Such additional ordersas may be necessary
to carry out the purre of these instruc
tions will be given from time to time
after consultation with the law officers
of the government. Very respectfully
your obedient servant,
J. If. UAMERON,
Secretary of War.
Mr. Harrier's Heroic Devotion to His
In an article on the recent disaster in
New York bay to the yacht Mohawk, a
writer in the Chicago Tribune says:
But after all, my sadness in the con
templation of that miserable disaster is
almost outweighed by my admiration
of the heroic devotion which it evinced.
Think of that poor wife, Mrs. Garner,
imprisoned, bound down by those heavy
pigs of lead upon her dress, and her
bruised form completely locked by the
sofa and burea, while her agonized hus
band and his friend were tugging, tug
ging at the struggling form, yet all in
vain ! Think of the devoted husband,
after all his fruitless efforts, finding lhu
whelming waters rapidly rising around
them, taking her Land, and saying:
" My darling, it 1 cannot tafere you with
me, I'll go with you!" And there, be
neath the salt waves of New York bay,
within a hundred yards of shore and
help, he " went with her."
Leander swam the Hellespont to greet
his "ladie love," and his name has sur
vived the lapse of time; but what was
that devotion compared with this, before
. ,n ?11 J
our very eyes almost,: .every in ana
every disaster has its compensations, and
this devoted love of a young millionaire
stands out a sort ef heavenly halo, to
gild one of the most heart-rending dis
asters of the age.
And she. who earned with her to her
waterv crave this more than " plumed
knight" this magnificent, heroic speci
men of manhood this faithful husband,
"even unto death" what may we think
or say for her? She needs no epitaph
better than this :
Her husband, failing to save her, died
with her I"
No " woman of the period " was she,
I ween, this kid-gloved and daintily-clad
woman, with a princely tortune at ner
command, who, dying thus suddenly,
saw the lover of her maiden years so true
ta his faith and his early love that death
to him seemed preferable to separation ;
and so he clung to her hand, sajing, as
his last words:
"My darling! if I cannot take you
with me, I'll go with you !"
Telescope Fish. A number of curious
gold and silver fish from China, called
"telescope fish," have just been ac
quired by the Brighton company. The
peculiarity of these fish is the prominent
position of the eyes, which project a con
siderable distance from the head. This
feature is not natural, but an artificial
deformity, produced, no doubt.by breed
ing from deformed fish accidentally in
jured in the first instance. The body is
roundea in form, and the tail is connected
with it by a prolongation of the caudal
fins on each sider giving it the appearance
of having two tails,or rather of a trailing
appendage.dike a mantel. The fish are
cultivated by the Chinese and kept for
ornamental purposes in aquaria. These
particular specimens are from about an
inch to three inches in length. When
full grown the fish are said to attain a
weight of six or eight pounds. These
fish are really rnly a variety of common
"gold fish," or golden carp, so common
in aquaria, which also originated in
OUR T0UXG FOLKS.
THE EIB or A QCA8BEL.
Two dear little sparrows went flying about.
In a terrible hurry tliere wasn't a doubt.
For sar be, and says abe, we must sertainlr roam.
Some distance before we decide on a home.
Some birds fancied this, and some buds fancied
And some were contented with last a " French
Bight under the eaves ; but says he, and says she,
i here is uotniDg so coxy ana nice as a tree.
Bat they were behindhand In seeking a Best,
And earlier coiners had cbosen the best, '
And snys he, and Bars she. It is queer, I declare, '
1 hat for two little birds there are no rooms ta spare.
Now this war and that ; now high and now low .
1 h rough the soft balmy air did the wanderers go.
Till at last tber beheld a nice house; and said he.
" It Is jnst what we'ie looking for under a tree I ''
Pars she, " I am weary and longing for rest.
But I never will lire in so shatlr a nest .
The rooms are too small ; and far worse than- all
It's rather too handy, I think, for the cat I"
You're foo'ish, and full of qiie?r notions," said be.
As ther paused for a chat on a branch of the tree,
" We'll find nothing better, though farther we
And yon know we've net seen so inviting a house."
More stubttornlr he, and more spitefully she.
Continued the quarrel ; they wouldn't agree ;
And a rartv. whose hearing is very acute.
Thought how he might settle the angry dispute.
Chip, chip, chip, chip, chip! still the contost arose,
.Beginning wun worns, it noon eiineu in mown.
And neither loosed Into the garden where sat
A hungry, impatient and comment cat.
The end of the quarrel catne shortly to pass
when a bird turanief suddenly into ine iw.
What happened? what Happened, my dears, after
Feihsps Ton had better inquire of the cat."!
-jum'smns rttfiani, is xofin m tomxin-
The Harebell's Sermon.
Dear children, shall I telll you about
a sermon which I once heard? It was a
very warm day in June, and quite
wearied out with a long walk, I sat down
to rest beneath the shade of an old apple
tree which grew in a beautiful garden.
the air was heavy with the Iragrance
of the roses, while on the branch over
head a little robin was warbling his story
of love to his pretty mate ; but when he
saw mft they both flew away, leaving
the breeze to rock their leafy cradle and
lull their little ones to sleep. Then all
was very still, except the low droning of
the bee when, suddenly, I heard a
small, thrill voice exclaim:
hat t the use of trying? I can
never be o! any use in the world. I wish
I were a li lac-bud: lor then the birds
would build their nests in my branches;
but a it is, I am of no use ana do not
seem to grow at all, and I can never,
never, climb up this wall."
I looked in the direction of the voice.
and great was uny astonishment to find
that it was the rtoneysucme. i naa
never heard a flower speak before ; so you
may be sure I kept very still, lest I
might frighten it.
"Yes, continued the noneysuckle,
"none f you know what it is to have to
climb a wall ; and I am tired of trying,
fori know I shall never reach the top."
Oh !" said the little pansic, as they
rustled their dresses of pin pie and gold,
"we would cladly exchange places with
vou. for no one can see our fine clothes
down here, under the shadow of this same
great lilac that you were talking about."
Then 1 beard the tinkling as oi many
little bells, and, turning my head, be
held, swavinrr in the breeze, a number
of harebells, dressed in their bodices of
blue. After the music.l chime had
ceased, one of them stepped a little in
arivance ol the rest, and hanging her
hea(1 for a moment as if lost in thought,
:j uilortr timna
om4 III O" Hit 1 va , WSJI.U
-w. . oil nr IU . um nu in tb
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world, and we should never give up try
ing. Our Heavenly l-ather has given
us each a place, and whether it be one
of humble or hich decree, we should be
contented .vith our lot, and do the liest
we can. Not of use, fair honeysuckle ?
Oh ! think of the bees how they love to
creep into vour flowers and cat.her the
sweet honey, and when, well laden, they
fly to their cells, they hasten to return
tliat they may gather more. If only for
their sake, and tho humming-bird, I
should think you would be happy.
Tired of trying to gain the wall? Sup
pose now, little robin redbreast, when
buildimr his nest, had said, 'I will never,
never finish it it takes so long to gather
moss and hay besides, of what use in
the world am I, a little bird?' But
birdie's heart was brave. 'Try again,'
King robin ; and patiently he wove the
little nest, twig by twig, until, at last,
his tiny home was all complete. He
knows we love to listen to his song: so
he sines all day long, contented only if
he may bring gladness to some sad heart.
And his littie nea do you think it they
did not try a little every day, that they
would ever learn to fly ?
"Then murmur not, sweet honey
suckle, and say that you are of no use ;
but rest contented with your lot ; do all
the good you can and if your every
little leaflet will only say, 'I'll try,' soon
you will find that you will have reached
the top of the wall.
"And now, little pansies," said the
harebell, "fine clothes will not bring
happiness unless you havo a contented
spirit. Your smilling faces were not
made for frowns. Strive to do good--you
in your small corner and I in mine
and let us never forget the little word,
The harebell paused as if almost
frightened at having said so much, and,
while I listened, hoping to hear it speak
again, I felt the pressure of two soft arms
about my neck, and a merry voice ex
claimed: "Wake up, aunt Nelly!" I
cpened my eyes, and there was Charles,
my pet, who "seldom allows me to rest
long in peace. Yes, I had been asleep;
but the harebell's sermon taught me a
lesson ; and when, at bedtime, Charlie
clambered into my lap, and begged for a
story, told him the story of the flower;
and, at his request I have written it out
for other little children to rtad. V. Y.
A Silent Benefactor.
Mr. Cooley suffered a grotd deal last
winter Irom rheumatism in his breast,
and his wife was badly frightened about
it for fear it should end in consumption.
Cooley could not be induced to try any
remedy for the trouble, and Mrs. Cooley
was nearly worried to death about it.
At last she determined to try strategy.
She made np a dry mustard plaster, and
one night while he was asleep she sewed
it upon the inside of his undershirt, so
that it would just about cover the rheu
matic place. Cooley dressed himself in
the morning, wholly unsuspicious of the
presence ol the plaster, and went down
stairs. At the breakfast table, while he
was talking to his wife, he suddenly
stopped, looked cross-eyed, and a sjasm
of pain passed over bis face. Then he
toot up the thread of the conversation
again and went on. He was in the midst
ot an explanation of the political Situa
tion, whn all at once he ceased again,
grew red in the face, and exclaimed :
"I wonder what in the no, it can't be
Mrs. Cooley asked what was the matter,
and Cooley said :
"Oh, it s that infernal old rhenmatism
again come back awful. But I never
felt it exactly the same way before.
Kinder stings me." Mrs. Cooley said
she was sorry.
Then Mr. Cooley began again, and was
jnst showing her how the ravages of the
grasshoppers in the west last summer and
the potato bug in the east would affect
the political result next fall, by making
the people discontented, and so likely to
strike at the party in power, when he
suddenly dropped the subject, and, jump
ing up, said:
"Thunder and lightning! what's that?
Ouch ! O Mosas ! I feel's il I had a shovel
ful of hot coals inside my shirt."
i " Must be that rheumatism, getting
VOL. XXII. NO. S.
worse," said Sirs. Cooley, sympatheti
cally. "Oh, gracious, no! Its something
worse than rheumatism. Feels like fire
burning into my skin.' Ouch ! Ow-wow-wow.
Its awful. I can't stand it a
minute. I believe it's cholera, or some
thing, and I'm going to die."
" Do try to be calm, Mr. Cooley."
"Calm I How can a man be calm
with volcano boiling under his shirt.
Get out of the way, quick:, while I go up
stairs and undress Muder-r r-r-r but
it hurts. Let me out, atiick."
Thfen be rushed ur to the liedroom
and stripped off his clothes. His chest
was the color of a boiled lobster ; but he
couldn't for the life of him tell what was
the natter. Then his eyes rested upon
something white on his shirt. lie picked
upthe garment and.examined it. Tn
minutes later hs came slowly down stairs
with a dry mustard plaster in his hand,
while thunder clothed his brow. i
Going to Mrs. Uooley he shook the
plaster under her nosj, and said ia a sup
" DiJ you put that thing in my
" I did it lor the Wat," John," she said.
" 1 thought '
" Oh, never mind what you thought,
you idiot!- Never mind what you
thought ! You've taken the fkin off my
bosom, so that I'm as raw as a sirloin
steak, and I'll probably never !e well
again as long as I live. That lets you
out. You plav any more tricks like
that on me, and I'll put you in the coal
bin and keep you there till you starve to
death. Now mind me."
Then he slammed the door and went
out. Mrs. Cooley doesn't know to this
day exactly what effect the grasshoppers
are going to have on the fall election.
Saratoga Tnrf Gossip.
G. A. Townsend In Cinclnna H Enquirer.
Tom Ochiltree is considered the fastest
of strong horses now on the turf, l'arole
the best three year old, and Leonard the
best two year old. Leonard has weak
eyes and a hola in his back. He is the
son of Ixmgfellow, the sonof Leamington
through Koxana. He is nobly formed,
particularly in the forequartcrs, and,
like his fathrr, is black, with a white
streak in the forehead. He won the Sar
atoga stake in time not equaled since
1872 one minute and seventeen and a
half seconds, carrying the weight of one
hundred ixninds. We cau calculate the
distance per second required to jump
three-quarters of a mile in seventy-seven
and a half seconds. The rider of this
horse is the well-known Bobby Swim, a
mariikin thirty-five yearsold, whoweiirlis
ninety-five)pounds'stripi)ed,aand isjof good
proportion for such a broom of a. man.
In the saddle, covered with silk colors.
he looks large and is master of the situa
tion, ready to take advantage, of any
"They say I drink and gamble," Mid
Swim, " after I get off the horse. I don't
sneak away like Snarling, who rides for
Lorillard, and guzzle out of a jug all to
myself. I drink with gentlemen. No
man ever lived who could accuse me o
throwing off a race."
He is considered, generally speakiDg,
to be the best American rider, but he
would leave a more respectable name on
the turf if he took for hia model such
English jockeys as Fred Archer and
George Nordham. These men go around
in their coupes with their liveried valets
and are as well known in England as the
prince of Wales. IiOrillard rece ntlydis
charped his English jockey, Barbee, for
winning with the wrong horse of his two
entries. Had the inferior horse come "so
first, the superior of the pair would have
had no bars or penalities for subsequent
laces for which the latter wa entered.
Jockeys receive about 1,000 a year and
allowances for winning, " mounts."
Swim charges a turfman ten dollars to
ride, and twenty-five dollars if he wins;
he would charge an amateur fifty dollars
to ride. This jockev and his employer,
McGrath, both hold that Tom Bowling
was the greatest race-horso that ever
took the turf in America ; he was cri
pled for life by falling in a railroad car.
l'ierre Lorillard baa had his great suc
cess on the turf by the sagacity with
which Col. Johnson, his buyer, picks out
the yearling colts at sales. Yearlings
cost from $500 to 1.000. They re
chosen not only by their form, but by
their extraction, the great sires of Amer
ican yearlings having Jbeen Iiex
ington, Australian and Leamington. The
most celebrated runners we jsissess are in
bred with two or more of these mighty
parents. At least nine races out of sev
enteen run here at Saratoga were Won by
leammgton s sons or grandsons, and
Lexington's and Australian's s.ms. . No
crowned head of Europe isof such purity
of blood as these thoroughbreds, and the
stud books are kept up with all the par
ticularity of a county register's deeds.
This is what may be called a sample of
practical affection. True love is not
content to bask in the sunshine without
an umbrolla handy in case of rain. The
following letter is a sample in question :
JHY jjear III'hiiand: 1 cot Here last
night all safe, and was met at the station
by nncle and aunt, lhey were so glad
I had come, but were sorry that you
were not along. I miss you so much.
We had hot rolls for breakfast this morn
ing and they were so delicious. I want
you to be so happy while I am here.
Don t keep the meat up stairs. It will
surely spoil. Do you miss me now?
Oh! if you were only here, if but for
oue hour. Has Mrs. O'lt brought
back your shirts? I hope the bosoms
will suit you. You will find the milk
tickets in the clock. I forgot to ti ll
you about them when I came away.
What did yon do last evening? AW re
you lonesome without me? Don't for
get to scald the milk every morning.
And I wish you would see if I left the
totatoes in the pantry. If I did they
must be sour by this time. How are you
getting along? AVrite me all about it.
But 1 must close now. Oceans of love to
you. Affectionately your wife,
1 . S. Don t set the teapot on the
Where Mckel Coined From.
It may not be generally known that
the nickel deposit near the Gap, Lancas
ter county, Pa., is considered the largest
vet disvered in the world, and the
only deposit of the ore worked in Amer
ica. Ihe mine is on the high dividing
line between Chesterand Pequsa valleys.
Besides nicrei, copper, mm, and lime
stone are found in the same locolity.
Nickel was discovered here about the
year 1856, though copper, which is taken
from the same mine, was known in this
locality seventy years 8go. The ore has
a gray color, is very heavy, and so hard
that it is mined entirely by blasting.
Alter the ore has been broken into small
fragments it is put into kilns holding
eighty to ninety tons, and subjected to a
heat produced by the burning of a small
quantity of wood and continued by the
convers.on of tho expelled gas. It is
then put into a smelting furnace and un
dergoes a treatment similar to that of
iron ore. Hartford Pott.
Little Giel: "Oh, please, sir, I've
brought your shirt 'ome, but mother
says Bhe can't wash it no more, 'cos she
was obliged to paste it up agenjthe wall
and chuck soap suds at it, it was so ten
The Pible is the most lietrashed book
in the world. Coming to it through
commentaries is much like looking at a
landscape through garret windows, over
which generations of unmolested spiders
have spun their webs. lieecher.
FACTS AM) FAMC1EM.
A Macos- man says he calls on tho
girls in this weather just to see them
paddling in the air with their fans. Sa
The world will never be , in any man
ner of order or tranquility until men aie
firmly convinced that conscience, honor
and credit are all in onu interest. Steele
One fellow, when he saw a female wo
man step info the Biiflnlo's car, said
they'd better change its name to Shecar
go. The wretch! J'kilwUlhia Bulle
tin. It is just as hard work to get any kin
dling wood split as it ever was; but
over sixty young men of Home are ready
to go west and avenge the death of Cus
ter. Rome Sentinel.
" Wherever I go," said an elderly
traveler theother day, " I find men wear
ing out their old clothes and hats; but
the ladies, almost without exception,
have brand new and expensive dresses."
AA'iiitiier are we drifting? The first
apple spoken of in history was accompa
nied by a large serpent, while nothing
but a contemptible little worm can be
found in our favorite fruit to-day.
A FAsmiox exchange savs that " the
iabon is now generally used by married
ladies." This would indicate that a
harmless but incorrect method of sjiell
ing jawbone is now prevalent in iolito
societv. Jorrtch Liiluhn.
The brain is the pah-st of all internal
organs, and the heart is the reddest.
AVhatever comes Irom the lram, carries
the hue of the place it came from and
whatever copies from the heart carries
the heat and 'color of .its birthplace.
i)h for some spot where a pw-elleriiM mortnl
Form lliis hot world if ours niji.iil piutfngly flea
Oh that 1 were mime kind of a " tori lo 'i
Mne falhpns deen in thn I sninn wa.
Oh for a f;in like nu Htniorpr i- Im-IIoyk,
liiovliiz ooM UaM on my iiMi inn sum.
Oh lo le sandwitrhed in iiv, as tlo-y tell us.
Frankliu is, somen here not far fruiu t!i H)le.
In an artic le on the habits of the fly
the New York Tribune ably says:
" Great care has to be taken in eating
huckleberries, because nothing pleases a
fly so much as to 1e mistaken lor one ;
and, if he can be baked in a cake and pass
himself off in the unwary as a current,
he dies without a regret."
Perfection is immutable; but, for
things imperfect, change is the way to
perfect them. It gets the nnrno of will
fulneas when it will not admit of a law
ful change to the Iietter. Therefore,
constantly without knowledge, cannot bo
always g'sid. In thins ill ft is not vir
tue, but an absolute vice. Feltiam.
It is an error common to many to take
the character of mankind from the worst
and basest amongst them; whereas, as
an excellent writer has observed, nothing
should 1h3 esteemed as eharacteristieal at
a species but what is to be found amongst
the "best and the most perfect individuals
of that species. Fielding.
AVE do not know either tinalloyed
happiness or unmitigated misfortune.
Everything in this world is a tangled
yarn; we taste, nothing of its puritv;
we do not remain t's moments in the
same state. Our allections, as well as
our isidies, are in a perpetual mix.
The authorities took a poor man from
nappy Hollow one d;iy this week, and
sent him out to the or house. Tho
parting between the old man and his
eleven dog, which he distributed among
his sympathizing relatives, was affecting
in the extreme. AVe believe the man
bad a few children, too, but not enough
to make a luss about. Ilurlingtm Hawl
Eye. Aocorpino to a Cologne newspaper
there is in that city n booth in which i.-
exhibited a "bearded lady." At tlioen
trance is stationed a girl to take money.
Ilecently a visitor, having feasted his
eyes on the strange phenomenon, think
ing on his departure to have a ioke with
the little money taker, said to her, fond
ling her under the chin the while;
" AVell, little one, I Fuppos the liearde-1
woman is your mamma, eh?" "No, sir,"
replied the child, "hhe is my papa."
QriTK an excitement was created in
Nashville a f'-w days :itr by t lie cpjear
auce of an uncommonly i-eedy couple
in a dry goods store. The woman or
dered a largo i-tock of "fixings." for
which the, :i'.r. puid. She then asked a
clerk to go filler n parson, and njsin his
arrival the rustics were married amid a
pile of muslins, cali (:-s mid linen goods,
with a grinning group of passers-by for
Ilt roKCIIIh I.I VI M FAI.I,.
I wumlrr if orik anl ni-ipl-,
Willow and elm unit
AlP Mined at hen I In- Hit-i 'Oiling
Of Ihe il:v lh'ir linvi-i nin-l l;i!l.
I)o Ho y think of ln w-llow
Or rf l: Trillion M'l.iy,
Tlmt rlmtl ! whin -1 1 1 1 1 N-ivnnher
lieaTH all III" Ji-ivit. nway
" If die i ?nnt," I he li-nfli-ts
Setn i. ii I.y oni- lo :iv,
MVeaill arjir Ihe i-olms (if Hi Hip earth,
I' mil we 'isi ae ny .
Nil fhall see tin fuller ;
And hefore wo Inv il How ti
We'll wear in Ihe -ifht l nil the eaitli
The year's moM Mh;;fy i-rown."
So, lr-e of the Malrly 'i-r'-et.
And tn-e- liy Ihe troililei! wjy,
Von sre kinilliMK into ir'oi y
1'hiH Mift, antiiiiiiiiil tiny.
And we, who irnve, renieinhrr
That more than all Ihev lout,
fo heart.- and tree, tot-ether
May come through rli'i-iiing fioxf.
rKlN together nil the children in the
universe ; you will see nothing in them
but innocence, gentleness and fear.
AA'ere they born wicked, spiteful and
cruel, some signs of it would come from
them us little snakes strive to bite and
little tigers to tear. Hut nature, having
ls?en as sparing of offensive weapons to
man as to pigeons and rabbits, it can not
have given them an instinct to mischief
and destruction. Voltaire.
Srt.KY Jalsir and the liilsir of force
are littie worth. Whatever a man does
with a guilty feeling Ik; is apt to do
wrong; and whatever be does with a
melancholy feeling lie is likely to do by
halves. If you could only shed tran
quility over the conscieree, aiid infuse)
joy into the soul, you would do more to
make a man a tli rough woikcr than if
you could lend him the force of Her
cules, or the hundred arms of Ilriareus.
Of a Dramatic TikN. Of the good
things floating al.iit just now in tho
French papers the following is a very
good specimen :
A hussar is sitting on the summit of a
hill overlooking a garri-on town. His
horse is picketed near ! . lie is smok
ing leisurely, and Irom time to time
glancing from the esplanade to a big ofli
cial envelope he has in bis band. A
comrade passes and says:
" What are you doing tliere?"
"Iain Isnring t!ie king's pardon for
our friend Flichinanu, who is to be shot
" AVcll, then, hurry along with it."
"Not much. .Se, there is hardly a
soul on the esplrnade, nod the firing
platoon has not yet been formed. You
surely would ij.it have ine rob my ap
pearance of all dramatb- effect !" Button
Treatment for Fleers.
The dry-earth treatment for ulcers is
found quite successful. Liirse, eloughy
ulcers, after lieing wa-bed. are covered
with a thick layer of earth, over which
wet paper is placed as a -upjiort, tho
whole lieing neatly bandaged. In a few
days the ulcers Ix gin to clear, and when
the surtaces look healthy and granulat
ing, a dressing made as follows is used :
A piece of muslin the size of the ulcer is
immersed in carl-olic oil, in the pro
portion of one pnrt of acid to ten parts
of cocoanut oil; with this the sore is
covered, and over it dry earth is placed,
and then moistened eaith and a bandage.
In a short time the healing process man
ifests itself satisfactory while all odor is
TnE Dean and the Drama. Some
months ago Henry Irving boldly ap
pealed to the pulpit to help the stage.
The first clergyman to rs;otid practically
to the appeal is Hean t-'tai.ley, who has
gracefully come to the aid ot Mr. Cole
man, and will aw'.st in the bringing out of
"Henrvthe Fifth" at the iuoen's thea
ter. The 1 Van is a historian, and offers his
advice in historical accuracy to Mr.Cole
nian as an actor. The offer lias been ac
cepted and the I Van will a tend the rehearsals.