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Senator 'Woicott is snid to be willing to
be lieutenant-governor. He is all gold
and a yard wide; but we are afraid his
railroad sympathies, as manifested in the
sixty-fifth general assembly, would not
reconcile the farmers to even the first
syllable of his name.
Flamen Ball, the old law-partner of Sal
mon P. Chase, died in Cincinnati on Tues
day. Mr. Ball was an honorable lawyer,
a genial and, courteous member of society,
and a patriotic citizen. But his chief title
to distinction was his membership of the
old law-firm of Chase & Ball.
Old Rosecrans wants a cabinet office,
and is an open candidate for it. He goes
at it lite a plain old soldier who knows his
own deserts. Hear the modest old gen
"I think I ought to be appointed secretary
of war. I want it, the people want me there,
and my experience fiM me for it."
Mr. Erarts will be sixty-seven years old
next month. Ke was a candidate for the
senate nearly a quarter of a century ago.
It sometimes, however, takes more than a
whole century for the people to find out
such a man as Evarts for what he is worth.
For a man of that sterling kind, Erarts
can be set down as rather luekv.
There are indications that there is a Demo
cratic candidate fur Governor bidden in the
high grass about Springfield, Ohio. Com
We want to know about that. Give ns
his name, not necessarily for editorial
purposes, but as a guarantee of a good
point for an interviewer. Blurt out his
The edifying dog-fight called the Illinois
legislature continues with pleasant varia
tions from hour to hour; but Haines is
still in the chair, and the war of the Dem
ocratic factions is in statu quo. Haines
has appealed to the Springfield mayor for
police to protect him, declaring his fear of
personal violence. The mayor declined
Senators and representatives are railing
against railroads in the debate, and
warning the country against being jay
hawed by Jay Gould, and sending their
speeches home to their rural constituents
by frank, and will go home themselves on
a railroad pass. The Congressional
Record is daily packed full of virtue of
this easy style.
On Tuesday the remains of Virginia
Clemm Poe, wife of Edgar A. Poe, were
buried by his side in the cemetery at Bal
timore. It was the seventy-sixth anni
versary of his birthday. She died in
1848 so young! And it has been so long
that the "Raven" has been flitting round
his grave that it seems hardly realizable
that Gladstone was born only the year
after he was.
Beck, in the senate Tuesday, pierced
the marrow of the pretense of interstate
(to-wit, railroad) legislation, when he said
the senators were simply trying to give the
railroads another chance by instituting a
commission, against which the railroad
men could urge the plea of unconstitu
tionality. "The senate," said he, "would
simply be pretending to do something,
while taking care not to do anything."
Beck has got it down to a fine point.
There is a revival, in both magazines and
newspapers, of the eternal and never-to-be-ettled
question of ttyle in writing. Some
tavor Latinized lorms ape pulysyllahic ex
uberance. Some favor Saxon simplicity and
mostly monosyllables. As tor us, we have
only one rule: To put every thine in the
I nguage supposed to be best understood by
the person or class we are allenptinc to
reach. 'o use to talk about raising whiskers
t a woman's-rights club. Toledo Commer
Very good. As it were, monosyllables
to the monads, and polysyllables to the
The solidSouth may not be wholly for
the old flag, but it is entirely for appro
priations. It wants bridges across the
Mississippi at Cairo, Memphis, Vicksburg,
and New Orleans. Perhaps it would be
best to make one job of it and roof over
the whole river, from the Mason-and-Dixon
line down to the gulf, with a porphyry
esplanade. And eight or ten millions are
asked for to improve the harbor of Galves
ton. Possibly some of those appropria
tions may get stranded in the Senate.
"And now" the itch appears to have
become epidemic over about Dayton. An
exchange not the D. Journal says that
"a physician of Dayton, who has been
through the western part of the county
meaning Montgomery and through parts
of Preble, reports that the itch is prevail
ing distressingly in several localities
risited by him." It is fortunate for candi
dal that the spring campaign of shaking
hands round among the old farmers of
the county has not yet opened. Probably
there is not a man in Dayton patriotic
anongh to take a two-years office and the
wraa-years itch at the tame time.
S. R. R. spends two-, columns-of bis
beautiful rhetoric in the Commercial Gar
zette to prove that secession is treason,1"
and that Thomas Jefferson was the head
devil of it, and therefore as much n con
spirator and traitor as Jefferson Davis is.
But both those JefTersons are dead as
dead as their doctrine of secession is. It
is only this dignifying talk-talk about
Jefferson D. that evokes his ghost and
keeps it wandering above ground. He is
simply an old stain, which scouring only
brightens. Let the stain alone, and it
will fade out of itself.
"If it be true," says the New-York Sun,
"that Mr. Blaine has kept the mass of his
supporters attached to him" and the Sun
maintains that he has "there would seem
to be no reason why he shouldn't walk off
with the nomination once more, if he
wants it." The Sun is very light Blaino
in more popular with his party to-day than
he was before the Chicago convention.
Many public things are going to happen
in this country between now and 1888;
but James G. Blaine will be found to be,
like the old unsinged Hebrew children, in
the fiery midst thereof.
A mugwump friend in New York, who
was nt Albany at the time of the nomina
tion of Evarts, writes us that it "is an
additional boom for the mugwumps, or the
fellows on top just now in New York city
and state politics. Evarts worked hard
in opposition to the independent move
ment during the presidential campaign,
but every honest Republican who voted
against corrupt local government and with
a desire for purity in national affairs will
ratify the nomination of Mr. Evarts, with
the full assurance that his genius will
serve him and his country well in the
high place to which he has been called."
And our friend goes on to celebrate Cleve
land in the same strain of confidence that
he will prove himself to be a representa
tive of the mugwumps superiority to the
Republican party and the rest of mankind.
But our friend may rest assured that
Cleveland will show himself a regular old
dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, and Evarts a
simon-pure Republican, in opposition to
The Hocking-Valley miners' strike is
not about at an end, as some writers have
represented, nor anywhere near an end, if
we may judge from the spirit of the printed
circular which the Ohio Miners' Associ
ation have issued of date January 17.
They say they "are still battling for free
dom, with a determination to end the
career of the coal syndicate."
Alter giving an indignant and pathetic
recital of their grievances, they declare
their willingness to submit the dispute to
a jury of their fellow-citizens. They also
appeal for legislative investigation, and
say they have "petitioned the general as
sembly to give them some legislation on
this subject, to prevent a repetition of like
troubles in the future."
This investigation the legislature has
now ordered; and the committee appointed
for that purpose must beware of being
taken in hand by the party that is able to
transport them, and feast them, and flatter
them, and palaver them into an exclus
ively property-sided view ol the subject
they are sent to get the truth about.
And, whatever report they may make,
we think the general assembly can not
fail to recognize the necessity of laws for
the peaceinl arbitration of such disputes
between capital and labor, so as to obviate
the distress and disorder which they are
too frequently bringing upon the country.
It is the state's duty to protect society
against these continually recurring guer
illa civil wars. The state must do this or
drift into anarchy. A statute for com
pulsory arbitration is imperatively de
manded. WILLIAM a. HOGGS.
The Hartford (Conn.) Evening Post has
an article devoted to Mr., William G.
Boggs, now of New York, but for many
years a resident of this city, where he
published a Democratic newspaper, the
Expositor, and for a period filled the office
of postmaster. The Hartford paper says
that Mr. Boggs (now 78) is the oldest
journalist living in New York, where he
was born and where he learned his trade
in the office of the Commercial Advertiser.
Soon after becoming the master of his
trade Mr. Boggs became connected with
the New-York Evening Post, which then
was conducted by the late Wm. C. Bryant.
Mr. Boggs entered the Evening Post as
foreman, but he also held a share which
he had purchased of Mrs. Coleman, widow
of the founder. He was in the habit of
noticing everything that occurred as he
walked the streets, and in this manner be
came the first reporter ever connected
with the paper. The Evening Post was
at that time published by Wm. G. Boggs
In 1849 he came west, but finally re
turned, finding that the Post had advanced
in value to an immense degree. What he
had sold for $10,000 was then worth $120,
000. He resumed his early connection
with The Post as superintendent, and has
for many years had charge of the book
and job printing. He is apt and ready at
his work as ever, and is one of the best as
well as one of the oldest printers in the
city. And, we may add, one of the finest
looking of his age as well.
Mr. Boggs is the father of Mr. Frank
M. Boggs, who takes high rank as an
artist in Paris, having two or more pict
ures in the Salon every year which take
prizes, and several of which have been
purchased by the French government, and
may be seen in the permanent collections
in the Luxembourg and the Louvre. The
young man took a prize, nearly thirty
years ago, in the national baby show here,
and is, we believe, the only prize baby
that ever "panned out" to any great ex
tent The venerable father forsook the De
mocracy many years ago, and hcj been a
Republican ever since.
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?AllccI swwtAHcc! thebloom'f pntbemajr
! The springtime has onie and J love you to
Como outIn tliom-cbnrd. lie aomithlna; to
pay - w
Wbllo the birds are all singing so sweetly
But Alice was coy and Lubln.wns shy:
When ho asked. "Did she lore him? she
curtsied and said.
With n laugh on her Hi and a gleam In her
Til answer you that when the roses arored.'i
"Allcel sweet Allcel the red roses blow.
The summer baa come and 1 love you so
Como out in the pardon and answer mo now,
Whllo the nightingale siugetb go sweetly and
But Alice was coy and LuWn was any:
When he pressed for an answer she only look
With a half mind to laugh and a half mind to
Said, "111 answer you that when the. loaves
"Allco! sweet Alice! thedoad leaves are brown.
1 be autumn la hero and I lovo you so dear-ly-Xow
surely at last I may call you mine own.
For the nightingale' gono and the linnet
Then Alice looked up with a tear In her eye.
And Lubln he smiled and forgot to bo shy.
And be bent down to hear v, hile she. whispered
"I'll answer you that 'neath the green mla-
AX ANCIKNT VILLAGE.
A Son of Noah, According to Its Inhabi
tants, Said to lie the Founder.
Our special correspondent with the
Afghan Commission thti9 describes an
extraordinary-looking village which he
passed at tho distance of 100 miles
"Wo had not proceeded far on our
"ay when vestiges "of the former condi
tion of things met our eyes. It was at
a placo only 100 miles from Teheran
that wo first realized the dreadful state
of danger in which tho peoplo had
lived. Wo found a most remarkable
villago at which wo encamped. Sup
posing no information could hare been
procured, and an archrcologist had
como upon it by accident he would
have had a profound puzzlo to unravel
and explain. Tho nanio of the Tillage
is Lasgird. Tho people ascribe an im
menso antiquity to it. and say that Las,
or Last, a son of Noah, drew on the
ground tho 'gird,' or circle, which is
tho plan of tho structure. The hero of
this legend is not very familiar to Bi
blical scholars in tho West, but ho is
not unknown in Afghanistan. Tho
Colosseum at Rome, although an oval,
would convey some idea of the general
appearance of Lasgird, only it must bo
conccired as built of mud, which U al
most tho only building material of this
country. It should also be recollected
that the one belongs to a period of good
architecture, of which it is a celebrated
monument while the other may bo said
to bo entirely destitute of any preten
sions of this kind.
The rudo mud walls are thick and
solid all round at the base, and riso
somo thirty or forty feet where there is
a line of doors, with here and there a
small window between them. By
means of projecting beams, or branches
of trees, over which smaller branches
are laid, a kind of gallery' is produced,
bearing a strong resemblance to those
simple forms of birds' nests which are
formed of sticks placed on the upper
branches of trees. The wonder is how
the eggs do not roll over, or that the
chicks do not tumble down to destruc
tion. So it is with the galleries of Las
gird there is no protection on tho
edge. Yet we saw women and children,
sheep and goats, upon them a more
frail and dangerous-looking arrange
ment it would be bard to conceive.
"There are two tiers of houses all
round, aud in somo places there ap
peared to be three. All had theso gal
leries in front either to communicate
with tho next house, or, as some did
not communicate, they were only of
use to come out upon to sit or work,or
for the children to play upon; to us
these places seemed the brink of de
struction, while to tho women and chil
dren it all appeared as safe and com
fortable as if they had been monkeys.
Of course there was no getting up to
these galleries rom the outside; that
would have suited the Turkomans. The
means of going up were all on tho in
side. In some instances there are rough
steps of mud, and in others there are
inclined planes, half ladders and half
road, made in the same way as the gal
leries. These lead up to galleries com
municating with the houses, which were
an exact repetition of those on tho out
side, the only diflerenco being that they
were not so high up, and there were
walls at places which did duty as a par
apet, hence the certainty of falling over
did not seem so great from the inside
as on the outside.
"While looking at this strange struc
ture from one of these upper galleries,
an old woman, of at least 70 years of
age, passed me, with a child stuck in
some primitive way on her back; a few
yards from me was ono of these means
of ascent formed of sticks with the re
mains of mud hanging to it It would
havo done for fowls to go up to their
roosts upon". She clambered up on this
to the gallery above, but that was not
her destination; her house was ono up
still higher in a corner, and to reach it
she had to crawl up on the edge of a
crumbling mud wall, not above eight
eon inches wide; on her left hand was
a perpendicular descent, enough to
make any ono dizzy, and death at the
bottom of it, if a fall should occur; al
thoug i the other side there was only a
few feet, if the old ere ture had slip-
Eed, the chances are that she wou d
ave rolled down, and fallen over tho
gallery with the baby on her back. 'I he
old lady went up Very steadily, and
reached her crow's nest in perfect safe
ty. I could not help thinking that a
few ceiuTations of this kind of thing
would undo all our development and
that we would go back again to our
original Simian condition.
"The dwellings of thopeople wereall
in the upper part of the great circle,
and tho center was filled up with
strange moss structures,which are now
falling to decav, as there is no longer
nny danger from tho Turkomans.
These places were for containing tho
grain of the villago and for receiving
the live stock of the villagers when a
raid occurred. One of a number of
wells was pointed out to us within a
circle, and wo were told that they had
three or four which were all kept in
good order in tho days of danger.
There is only one entrance to this cir
cle, and that is by a small entrance
scarcely four feet in height, to which
there is a stone door working with a
pivot and socket siinihr to the ancient
stone doors found in the Hauran and
other parts of the Soudan. This stone
door of Lasgird is a very rude one, be
ing eight inches thick in some parts,
and it tells its tale of the cxistenco of
great danger and the necessity for pro
tection. "Sir Peter Lunsdcn had a long con
versation with the Khet Khodah and
some of tho principal villagers, and it
seemed that they not only ascribed tho
origin of Lasgird to the Son of Noah,
'Nu,' as they called him; but they lik
ened their strange dwelling-place to the
Ark. Extreme theologians, who iden
tify the church with the Ark, say all
who were in the Ark were saved; all
without were destroyed. This was ex
actly the cae with Lasgird. When a
Chupao took place all who got in were
secure; all ho were left outside be
came victims. A chronic state of war
existed, and this fortified villago was
the result The Government either
could not, or would not, defend the
people, and they had to take means for
their own safety." London Daily
tPETEOTlVES IN PULL DHBSS.
$ t" "
rot of the Methods Employed, by Ex
pert In Criminal AtTalrj.
A man in fashionable clothes, wear
ing a distinguished air anil an eye-glass,
walked into a detective office on San
som street yesterday afternoon. As he
fiut down his cane and removed one of
lis light yellow gloves ho asked for the
chief of the agency. When the chief
appeared tho visitor had succeeded in
freeing ono hand from the tight confines
of the kid, and said:
"I understand you send detectives to
"Yes, sir, wo do."
"Well, I wish you would send a good
man to my house ncxtThursday night"
"What kind of people do you expect
to have there. The same as were at tho
Do Belleville-Scidenberg wedding?"
The gentleman put on his eye-glass,
and stared savagely. Ho did not ex
actly remember the Do Bellevillo-Sei-denberg
affair, but he managed to re
mark, with a touch of sarcasm in his
tone, "I don't exactly catch your mean
ing, sir, but I desire to say that the peo
ple who have been invited to my sister's
Ti-mlilinir nrn snnnnsed to havo some
slight cfaims to respectability. I live
on West Walnut street."
"That's all right sir; that's all right,"
exclaimed tho detective. "I only
wanted to know if you could describe
any people you wanted watched in par
ticular. "No, I can not but a great many val
uable presents will be exhibited, prob
ably $25,000 worth, and we can not tell
just who may get into the house."
"I will send a man. but you will havo
to give him an invitation."
"That shall be attended to." said the
gentleman as he moved his eye-glass
and walked out.
"Is that sort of thing customary?"
asked a reporter who had witnessed tho
"O, jeV' replied tho detective. "Wo
send men by request not only to wed
dings, but to churches and fairs. One
of our men i up now at the St. Chrys
ostem fair at the Bellevue."
"Why is a detective required at a
wedding, where everybody comes by in
vitation?" "Because it is not only the profession
al crook you have to look out for.
There are plenty of wealthy klepto
maniacs. When a rich aud well-dressed
woman Mt'uls a diamond ring she is
called a kleptomaniac. When a dirty
bc'o'ar sleals a pair of shoes she iscall
edTthief. We detectives think that
this is a ilistinctio.n without a difference.
Then oil must tvnii-niiMT that every
now and then a professional thief gets
into a private residence where a fash
ionable wedding is Whig solemnized,
notwithstanding that ho his no invita
tion." "How does he do it?"
"Walks right in. The most expert
and successful of petty thieves always
dress elegantly, and have the appear
ance of the greatest respectability. It
is a peculiar thing, too, that they can
control some of the handsomest and
most accomplished women. A thief
gets a 'mash on an apparently respect
able woman, and sometimes marries
her. Some thieves I know of havo
married into fine families, and the peo
ple never knew they were crooks. If
the thief doesn't marry the girl, ho
keeps her as his mistress. When ho
makes a good haul of $3,000 or $4,000,
ho throws $500 into her lap. They live
on tho top of the heap, and dress as
well as tho finest. It is the easiest
thing in the world for a couplo of such
as I have described to get into a rich
man's house where a wedding is going
on. They drive up to the door in a
handsome carriage. What if they havo
no cards? Plenty of people come with
out them, although tho invitation bears
the explicit inscription, "Present this
card at the door." The usher can not
afford to insult such distinguished-looking
guests, so they pass in. Onco in
side, what a harvest is spread before
them! Frequently at weddings of the
rich 850,000 or $60,000 worth of jewel
ry, silverware, and all sorts of most
valuable articles are spread out in a
room without any protection whatever.
Then look at the charces there are to
steal jewelry and ornaments from the
ladies present. Tho thief is given a bet
ter opportunity than in a crowd on the
street because everybody is totally un
suspicious. All the women wear the
most valuable gems and ornaments they
possess. I am a pretty good judge of a
diamond can tell one when I seo it
and I have seen a woman at a wedding
with $50,000 worth displayed on her
person, in her hair and ears, on her
throat and breast, and on the shoulders
of her short-sleeved dress. An expert
thief does not want an easier job than
to slip off a pin here, or a brooch there,
and it docs not take him long to collect
enough to support him in the most lav
ish extravagance for months.
"Then the kleptomaniacs, the high
toned thieves of good families who
have been invited to tho wedding, pick
up a silver spoon here, a fish-knife
there, or some knickknack that is never
missed from among tho large number
of presents. At one wedding I remem
ber some years ago, the wife of a very
prominent Philauclphian dropped her
caba containing some jewelry just as
she stepped from the carriage. Some
one on the outside picked it up and
handed it in the door. It was received
bv a ladv, and that was tho last heard
o? it We worked on that case for
months, but were never able to get a
"What course does a detective pursue
at a wedding?"
"Well, in the first place, you know,
he appears as a guest, and not in an
official capacity. He wears a dress suit,
even if he has to rent it for the occa
sion, a white tic, and a gold stud in
his shirt-bosom. The work is cxtreme
lv difficult Really, all that can be
done is to watch tho presents closely
and see that nobody carries any of them
off. Sometimes, in a large room, two
men are required. Of course, we can
not prevent the crooks from working
the crowd unless we happen to know
them. If we spot any we know they
generally get out as quickly as possible
without making any trouble. After
everything is over one man usually
stays all night, because, as a rule, there
arc a great many strange servants in
the house who have been employed for
the occasion, and they need watching."
The Prince Consort's Mausoleum.
Tho mausoleum from tho outside,
though imposing, gives no indication
that the largo sum of 200,000 was
spent bv the queen in its construction.
The visitor, however, from the moment
he passes beyond tho monolithic col
umns of the porch, with its ceiling of
Venetian mosaic by Salviati, can under
stand how superlative is the art work
comprised within the limits of tho in
terior. The ground plan is in tho form
of a Greek cross. The dome, lighted
by eight stained-glass windows in tho
clerestory, is colored blue, with gold
stars. Lines of angels between each
window converge towards the center.
From this height of seventy feet to tho
exquisite Iloor of inlaid marble there is
not an inch of space without the adorn
ment of the best decorative art Tho
marble paneling of the walls, the bas
reliefs, the urns and statues, the fresco
paintings of saints aud incidents of
scripture history the painting in the
ceiling of the eastern transept, "The
Glorification of the Saints," was from
a sketch by the princess royal of Eng
land are one and all worthy of the
most careful study. London Sewt.
Faa tha Globe-SapuUJa.
WHO WIU. KKET MB IBtT IK
Whom shall I first In Hearea
Whan that happy land I gain
When my hand have ceaaad from tolling,
And my heart hath ceased from pain,
When the but farewell it spoken,
Severed the laat fond earthly tie,
And I know how aid, how solemn,
And how bleat It la to die?
Ai I launch out on the waters
Of that cold and illent stream,
And behold the heavenly city
In the distance brightly gleam,
Ana u I naar the glorious landing,
Frem all blight and sorrows ree.
Who, In that bright and happy home.
Will hasten first to welcome me?
Will It be seme seraph bright.
Or an angel from the countless
Myriads of that world of Ibjht?
No, not these; for they hare never
QIaMend here my mortal view;
But, minted lather and mother.
They, the loved, the tried, the true,
They who walked with me life's pathway.
Who from my side by death were riven,
The) , who lored me best on earth,
Will be the first to greet In llearen.
M. J. ROCEA1IX.
Dr. Nerless Talka About the Chinese and
There is now naturally much excite
ment on account of tho war with
France. While people in Eurono and
America are receiving reliable tele
graphic information of all important
events here a day or two after they havo
transpired, most of the Chinese, as here
in tho"1 interior of this province, only
know of events a week or ten days, and
often much longer, after they have hap
pened, and the accounts received aro
verv contradictory and unreliable.
From fear of internal rebellion and
local banishment many of the walls of
tho villages are being repaired, and in
some places the panic has been so great
that trie harvesting of the crops in tho
field has been "neglected. In somo
places on my route I have been taken
for an advance scout for tho French
army, and in others as a scout engaged
in reconnoitcring the interior in order
to ascertain the whereabouts and plans
of the banditti supposed to be preparing
for a preparatory excursion to thecoast
The defeat of the Chinese in the south
by a French army vastly inferior in
numbers is very galling to tho national
pride. At first reports of Chinese vic
tories were eagerly circulated and be
lieved. Now it is generally known that
the part taken by tho Chineso in the en
gagements at Fuchau resembled light
ing much less than passively submitting
to be slaughtered.
After more than twenty years' pre
paration for war, tho establishment of
arsenals for the manufacture of cannon
and small arms, and learning to con
struct war vessels after foreign models,
the incapacity of China even to defend
her own soil from foreign invaders is at
first ditlicult of explanation. The fact
can not be just accounted for bv physi
cal or mental peculiarities of tlie race.
Their physical development and powers
of endurance are hardly surpassed by
any race. They are undoubtedly less
disposed to fighting than Europeans,
but under the influence of resentment
or desperation will often throw away
their lives without hesitation. In the
late engagement at Fuchau they evinced
such stoical indifference iu the pres
ence of death as would have done credit
to veterans in a foreign army. Some of
the young men who a few years since
returned from America took part in tho
engagement and gave evidence, it is
said, of coolness, courage, and efficien
cy which commanded the admiration
aud respect of foreigners as well as na
tives, aud which, under different lead
ers, might have done much to change
the fortunes of the day.
Many causes combine to produce the
present military inferiority of China.
The principal of these may be summar
ized as follows:
There is little patriotism in China; or,
rather, Chinese patriotism terminates
on the distinctive ancient institutions
and civilization, rather than the present
government. The ruling dynasty is
not only old and effete, but is a Tartar
dynasty, and as such the feeling is very
general that it is not worth fighting for,
and that the best interest of tho coun
try would be subserved by its 'giving
place as soon as possible to another.
The soldiers as a rule are worthless
and inefficient, many of them gamblers
and opium-smokers, who have entered
the army because they had no means of
livelihood, or were too lazy to work.
They are poorly paid, and are tho ter
ror of the neighborhoods where they
are quartered in time of peace; and in
time of war would bo sure to run on tho
The military leaders are trained in
the use of the bow and arrow and the
military art as practiced centuries ago,
and are utterly ignorant of science as
applied to modern warfare and foreign
drill. The commanding military offi
cer is sometimes subject to the author
ity of a superior civil officer who has
gained his position by literary merits,
and whoso training and adaptations are
only literary. Though they have made
some advance in tho use of weapons,
j having replaced the old native match-
iock witn oreeciuoauing rules oi tneir
own manufacture, they still keep a few
decades behind the times, and are now
as unfitted as ever to take the field
against a foreign army possessed of re
peating rifles and Gatling guns.
Added to these disabilities, the want
of railroads put the Chinese at a great
disadvantage. Their soldiers, number
ing in the aggregate perhaps one million
men, are apt to be quartered where they
are not wanted, and before they can be
got where they are wanted it is too late
to be of service.
'It should be added that falseness and
insincerity have produced an utter and
almost universal want of confidence be
tween the Chineso themselves, and ren
dered their best plans unreliable and
At this time companies of soldiers arc
constantly passing through the country
from the interior of the province, on
their way to Chefoo, and soldiers at
Cheefoo are constantly deserting. The
only thing accomplished thus far is a
show of activity on the part of the offi
cers, who uo doubt report extensive
military operations to the capitol, and
keeping the country people, who do
not know what it all means, in a con
stant state of excitement and apprehen
sion. Tho presence of ono of tho foreigners
travelling from place to place as usual,
with reliable information of the real
state of things, and assurances that
there is no immediate danger, has done
much to restore confidence. It had
been rumored that foreigners had all
been driven from the country. In most
places I have been received as cordially
as in more peaceful times. And with
proper precautions I hope I shall not be
molested. Xew York Observer.
In Mexico there is a petrified forest
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waters for hundreds of years have grad
ually washed away the high hills round
abouts, and the trees that onco covered
the high table-lands now lie in tho val
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t never fails to restore the
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