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. THE COUNTY PAPER,
y HOI1V.NB A WAM.KIt.
bni:.uN. i i i m7
oiisi:uvatkinh or i:i:t. caiii: tuck
You 111.1 ml cli It on do psllhi's ti a mighty
To nnV' yo'ir Judgment briler.loVitil.it klvcro
For I Iwr.lly tu'cils to tell 7011 how you often
A fltt.v4l0ll.tr Mililtc on (wcntTilollar hos.
An', ru'ln' In ilo low groan's, you illsklvcr as
Pat ile tints' shuck tuny hliloilc mcsncs' nubbin
In a row I
I tlnk a infill h.t t;iit a mighty slciiilcr ch.nico
DA liokU on to Ills piety but one thy out o'
Dat talk limit ile dinner wlil a Iumjio solemn
An'neblierilnipift nlcklo In ile missionary hat ;
Dut's foremost. In iln meetln'-5iouc for ralln'
nil ile chimes,
Bui lays nsMc his 'lltfon lil Ills Sumhy panta
loons! I nelilirr Juilu o'ieo(ile iht 1 moots along ric
By do nine ca whir dor come f nun an' ile bouses
For de hintaw chicken's nivful foml o' roostln'
An' do tnrkry-uumrd slls atiovi! ile eagle In
Dey keWu' little mlnticrj In ile tnlJllcobtic
An' jou llmls dc smillcs' 'Kssum up ilo bleges'
khiil o' tree I
FARM AND (JAIM)EN.
Wlmt Slmlt tlu ltrmilt lie?
L. F. Cofilii.
It Is estimated ttint Iiulinuii is short
at least 10,000,000 bushels, Illinois, G0,
000,000 bushels, and Iowa at least 7.1,.
000,000 bushels of corn thU year from
poor soon. nai a ueariy nought c.y
pcricnee is this. Hut tho otiestion Is.
shall wo learn wisdom from it? O110
thing 1.1 perfectly certain. If tho corn
is picked from tho field just after tho
husks begin to turn a rlpo color, ami
hung up hy tho husks over a wire or
polo over thu kitchen or in tho shed,
where no hulk grain or anything liku it
Is stored that will heat or sweat it, every
kernel of that corn will grow. If picked
quite early, just as it begins to dent,
tho seed seems to ho very strong,, and
will send out vigorous plants. Still wo
do r.ot liku that way for a constant rule
It is always well to pick enough this
way for all ono may nctually need, and
then ho is safe anyway. But tho objec
tion to tli Im way is, that ono. cannot nl
waj s select such cars as will Improvo
his seed. Ho will not get thoroughbred
seed. Our mlo has been to pick out
our seed corn from tho earliest husked
before any very heavy freezes when
tho wagons como from tho field, it has
been i mi- practico lo unload those
wagons otirsolf, while tho men aro eat
ing illtuur or supper, and then wo can
select jiut such cars as wo please, if
they aro iu tho load. Wo pick for lonir
deep kernols, small cobs, ends well
covered, and tho ear heavy and solid.
Such corn, corded up in tho kitchen
chamber, whero it is always dry, has
never failod to grow. By this way wo
can constantly improvo tho charactor
of tho corn. This is our way. If any
ono has a better way, wilt ho glvo it?
Four or fivo times a year somo idiotic
streak strike tho agricultural press of
tho country, and tho fantastic tricks
thoy then porform would mako angels
weep. Tho latest idiocy is tho startling
and long neglected vn'luo of sorghum
seed. Wo aro gravely informed that it
is equal to corn for feeding domestic
animals, and that when ground witli
oats it is oven hotter than corn. This
is not quito so bad in pure absurdity as
LoDuo'.s soliomo for making sugar out
of corn-stalks, hut It is likely to do
raoro harm. After establishing iho
value of (Ids wonderful product, the
following directlonsaro givon for secur
ing it in u condition fit for uso.
te In saving Iho seed groat caro should
bo used to pruvont its heating. As soon
as shelled it should ho spread on sheets
or a clean floor, and allowed to lay un
til thoroughly dried, when it can be put
In barrels or bins until needed for uso.
Tho usual way of allowing it to lio in a
pllo on tho ground whero hogs can run
to it is dangerous, for when thoroughly
heated it is liable to causo hogs to bo
RlNow lot tho farmer bmy a hundred
bolts of domestic to mako shoots, or
ten thousand feet of lumber to mako
the clean Moors necessary to dry out tho
sorghum seed, and tho cost of tho seed
will be niado about equal to that of dri
ed pcaohtH, 01 at least four or live times
as much as it costs to take caro of any
of the ordinary grains. Let no farmer
bother about saving any moro sorghum
seed than ho wants for his noxt year's
planting, Scatter tho rtflt around whoro
tho pigH (inn get at it mid cat it. It is
not hurtful to chickens in moderate
quantity, hut its richness and heating
qualities render it undesirable for gen
eral uio as a food excopt when hung up
and dried, like raisins, which is too ex
pensive. Tho tnmblo with too many agricul
tural journals is that thoy aro too much
cngaod in looking for tho easy way in
stead of tho best way. Thoy forget that
hard, honest. Intelligent work is tho
trim riic.iico (if agricultural success and
wealth. Thoro Is no royal road to for
tune 011 11 farm, aud thu man who finds
a belter or chenpor feed than corn, or
ncuor mm cnoapcr iireaiistull than
Hour, is liithlu by a million cliuiiees to
ono to (10 a deceiver.
Mirror 4 firmer.
Thofiiirfaoo devoted U orchard should
bo kept iimllow and free from grass, and
tiftcratlulniiigtoi ai.lerahlusiono other
crop nhonld be lake:-, from tho land; tiio
wiioiii Minimi ii unvoted to tiio trees
Hi wovi-i' ninth tliu advocates of leaving
an orchard 111 permanent grass may
claim as thu IijiicIIIh of Mich a course.
it has nuvcr been a micc"s iu this part
of thu State. Wo might a.s well exuect
, a 111 a u to flourish with tho hangman's
ropu about his neck as a trco with a
etrong cordon of grass roots closoly
urawn nnout ii, at mo sunaco 01 tun
ground. Tho strong growth of tho
blue grass on tho prairie is capablo of
Killing 111a limner uy inns ciioioug. it
is apparent that such a coumo must bo
destructive to fruit trues, which aro of a
much morodolloato organization. Too
much ploughing is not good. When
carolcwly dono u groat ileal id damago
amy bo oausod. When onco well
ploughed Iho surfaco may bo kept In
good condition for a Jong time by tho
use of thu harrow, going over It a num
ber of times during tiio season. Tho
wh"l harro'ws, whero tho surface Is not
Im) hard, will do a good business, lis
th") will not tlnimu e tho root?. In my
experience they do not do all that is
' dined for Ilium inouttlng up tho grass
Soinu of our orehnrillstn havo adopted
mulching the surface under the trees
Willi old salt hay, or other hay too
eoarso to bo fid profitably, and claim
that Mich malt-rial Is worth moro than
when tiod for anyoiher purpose. Sonic
of tho benelits arc: That It keeps down
tho grass; It retains tho moisture a long
time, proving a great advantage in a
oason of drought; It keeps tho surface
mellow, inviting tho earth worms to
loosen the soils about the roots; by its
decay It enriches the soil; the fruit fall
ing upon it isnot bruised. It has proved
satisfactory iu every respect.
Tho trees should' he properly pruned,
all dead worn! removed and enough
other to let tho sun have access lo tho
fruit to ripen and glvo a good color.
A little priming dono ovuy year is tho
best; overprinting should be tivolded as
Injurious Some object to tho scraping
of tiio trunk and larger limbs as iujurl
oil". In my experience it has proved
a gic.it hetiellt; the loose bark nfl'ord.s a
shelter for in-cels; the nio-s and other
parasite growth removed is n great ben
Hit, as thoy draw their sustenaiieo
chiefly from tiio life 01 the tree; if al
lowed to remain they will do a great
deal of damage. Manure of some kind
should bo applied every year. Bone,
ashes and yard manure aro all good for
tho purpose. A light application an
nually Is much better than heavy ma
nuring at long intervals. Old orchards
and trees will often respond wondcrfullv
to intelligent treatment.
l'rcsrliiB Or.tpes for Winter.
Am:r!ean Asrlculturlit for September.
As autumn approaches, wo ruccivo a
number of inquiries a.s to tho method of
preserving grapes for winter uso. It is
not generally understood that theru is
as much dlll'creneo in grapes, with re
spect to their keeping, as there is witli
other fruits. No one would expect to
keep early harvest apples or Bartlelt
pears for tho holidays and It Is so with
tho most irenerallv onllli-nt fill (Trillin I tut
Concord; it cannot bu made to keep in
good condition long after it is fairly
ri0. itll Other varieties It w ilinnmnt
Thcro aro sonin lmvilltlna ii.!
grand old grape tho Catawba, can still
bo cultivated with success, and, whero
Ibis is tho case, ono need hardly to look
for a better varlntv. Tim Tei,nii 1111
succeeds in somo places, and is a fair
keeper. Better than either, if no tho
ucst 01 all grapes, tho Iona gives goon
crops In somo places, as does tho D'r.ua.
Y hero either of these, tho Isabella, Ca
tawba, Iona, or Diana, can bo grown,
there is no illfllmiliv in t.-nn ,11,. ,lwi...
until tho first of tho new year or later.
Tho g.-apes aro allowed lo ripen fully;
iiiuj mu jjiuKeu ami piaceii in shallow
trays, in which they remain in an airy
room to "euro." Tho operation of cur
nig uuiisisiM merely in a sou of wiltitii',
by which tho skin becomes toughened",
and will not break when tho fruit is
packed. Tho clusters, when properly
"cured." arn infln.,1 in ilnv..i. ..11..
of three or livo iinmuls .if.i, ti,
torn of tho box Is ooened. th
clusters laid in carefully, and smaller
bunches nacked In nwin ih
manner that it will require a moderate
iiiussuru 10 urmg 1110 cover or, properly,
tho bottom, nf dm 1
wlirro it i nailed down.' Tho nressure
used Is such that when tho top of tho
box is opened, tho grapes noxt to it aro
foiinu to bo somewhat flattened. Tho
fruit 1111 st bo pressed In such a manner
that it can not shako in travel, and this
can only bo dono with grapes, tho skin
of which has been toughed by bcin"
properly cured, if clusters wore place!!
in tho box as thoy como from tho vinos,
and subjected to tho needed pros ure.
tho skin would crack around tho storu,
liberating tho jtilre, and tho whole
would soon pass into decay. Towards
Christmas and Now Year's ninny tons
of tho varieties wo havo named como to
tiio Now York market in excellent con
dition. Now Valletta of grapes, of
great excellence, havo recently been in
troduccd, but wo havo yet to learn as
to their keeping qualities. Witli tho
Concord and related varieties, tho skin
is too tender to allow of long keeping
and it ttoos not seem to toughen in tffo
curing process. Still, witli these, tho
season for homo uso may bo considera
bly prolonged. Tho lato Mr. Knok
found that ho could keep tho Concord
for somo tinio by placing tho thoroii"h.
ly ripeued clusters In baskets or boxes,
with tho leaves of the vino below and
bitwcen them. Wo do not know how
long this will keep theto grapes, but
wo saw somo in excellent condition
soeral weeks aftor tho harvest was
over. Those who set grapo vluos should
bo awaro that no ono variety will meet
every requirement, and that tho earlier
tho variety, tho loss likely it will bo to
From 'Varm Tslki," br lion. Perlcr Pnnr.
TIlG 111)!' has 11 lilnrn tn l,l.-l.... 1
o w ... iiiiun, 11111
tho ancients sacrificed him to Ceres, tho
h''3 i iififcuuurni auunilance, for
having taught men how to plow tho
earlh. In Egypt ho was sacriliced to
Bacchus, as an intrepid beast, who in
his fury ravaged vineyards, treading
under foot tho juloy fruit liko a tompeit
anco crusader. Tho death of tho wild
boar of tho mountains of Erymantho
was ono of tho twelve labors of Her
cules, and the Inspired seer, who read
tho oracles of destiny to Encas, fore
told tin hero that his wandorlngs would
not ceaso until ho should ospy a white
sow recumbent with her litter of pio-s,
emblem of a multiplying and civilized
people. A hoar's heal is to this day
sorved at tho Christmas dluuor of Enr
and's foremost collcgo, and poets on
both sides of thu Athmtio havo sun"'
tho praises of tiio porclno race. Dr.'
Holland, tho favorite "Timothy Tit
comb" of Now England, says, in "his do
scrlptlou of a cattle show:
Tiio pigs aro hero that lUler-ary broo.1,
Ss much contemned, to little umloreloort
Tho pigs, that like our literary men,
8Uep lu tho straw, and live upon tho im,
The plus, that throuch all tlmn
That wondrous thing that purchased man his
And pays us for tho nila wrought by Madam,
With tho old unro-rib sacrificed hy Adam.
When attempts wero first made to
prohibit, by legislation, tho sale of ar
dent spirits, tho law was ovadod at d
mi itia muster at Ucdham hy tho exhi
bition of a "Striped Pig," admittanco
twenty-llvo cents. Those who paid that
sum wero admitted into tho tent, whoro
there was a crato containing a whlto
p g striped with black paint, and a ta
ble on which woro bottles of rum, gin.
brondy and whisky, froo of cost to al
who wauled a drink. It was a well
Governing men and driving pigs re
quires great caro, and tho accVnpll&h
inent is not taui'ht. nltlmi. ,,t 11. ........
at the Agricultural College it can only
be learned in tho university of naluro.
Without fwlurr Intnthn lim,.. .,..ii. ..
,, . , P .. ui.i,., v (lui-aijuji,
all must admit thatlo drlvo a 11!" pleas
antly is an accomplishment us rare as It
Is elegant. Much mischief and groat
diversity of practice havo resulted from
tho neglect of tho study of tho art.
Sonu' have alleiiiiiled to"ctlco tho pig
into the way In which ho should go by
the moral .suasion of meal, whllo others
havo besought him to lend his oar to an
car of corn. In opposition to these per
suasive methods attempts havo been
niado to twist, tho prohibitory cord of
compulsion around his iiiio, causing
mu.'h hoggl-h evasion. Neither tlmo
norppaco allows the discussion of tho
comparative advantages of tho two
modes, or Iho attempt to reconcile tho
dlsconlanl views In regard lo swino be
ing leg or driven. It Is, just now a
question of local option.
A good story Is told in Ese.v county
about some fat hogs onco exhibited at a
rattle show at Andover, by the Itcv.
Mr. Loilng, tho parish clergyman, who
was a successful cultivator' of his par
foiiago fntm. Ills) two sons one of
whom, George, Is now tho commission
er of agriculture wero rcninrkablv
gaunt and gawky boys, but very prouil
of their father's hogs", and thoy lingered
around the pun iu which tho bulky an
luuls reposed, listening with delight to
the llattering comments bostowodupon
them. Finally two neighbors appeared,
and halted before tho pen. "I viini,"
said 0110 of them, "them 'ore hogs aro
fat and no mistake." "Yansl" was tho
reply, "bill it kinder seems to.1 mo that
Parson l-oriti" oughlcr give his hogs
lcis to cat, and his bo;, s more." Tho
young Lorlngs loft without hearing any
moro of tho conversation.
The Old Oily or Xcwpori.
Cor. CIiIcsro Times.
I havo written all this about the New
port that you hear about from summer
visitors thu Newport that strangers are
most concerned about. But tho New
port that interests mu most is nnother
affair altogether. It is tho ancient eitv
that flourished In beauty two hundred
years ago; that was intact when Wash
ington and ltochamhcau visited it in
1780 ami led tho ilivlmi MUj m
and Miss Lawton out upon tho ball
room floor at tho assembly room, in
Church street, and that is intact to-tlav.
I had never dreamed, before I came
hero, that there was an old colonial
lankco city in oxistenco whero the
streets woro substantially tho sanio as
pect that thoy woro before tho ltuvolu.
fill, and whero whnln
door pooped oit from under gamlfrel
ii-'-fs exactly as tliey did a hundred
yi us ago. The old city was a ruvcla-
iu me, mm a most aciigiutul one.
It was not until I had lived hero for a
week at least that I could resign mysolf
to abandon for oven an hour tho quaint
old colonial nuartcr In wlit,.l, n,,. ,.
lives ' live to look over tho newer nor-
ft.,,1 ,t1irt.i. 4 I... . . .. . , , .
" summer residents nave
built Mieir villas. Tl. ,i!,t .i...,.,i 1...1.1
mo under a fascination. "There are
places hero where tlto streets for manv
rods havo been nuttn mil.,,,,.!..,.! .. .".
possibly for alittlo widening of Iho pave
moms, sinco tiio devolution. Houses
more than onn lnimlriol tnui itrt,. .........
, , ...n, ,i.
old aro numerous, and thoiv is one
nero. still ocmiuied ns a resilience and
and in a pood Ktntn
210 years old. It is. 1 believe, tho old.
"""u 111 inu umicu states. Tlie
most frequent typo of architecture for
tho part of the city which tho natives
11 V . , K""iurei-rooie(t stylo,
which ohewhere, even in Now Eiio-hind.
Is now a rarity. Tho mansion whoro
Washington met Itoclmmbemi, htill
stands, fresh nnd handsoino and invitin"
as over, nnd though built of wooif!
promises to stand another conturv at
least, in tho samo excellent stato of re
pair. Every moment you pass exquis
to old fanlight doorways, and the
houso you loiluo in. If vim ,ln,.'f i,.,...
pou to possess a "cottage" out
side fllO cliamilllfr m-nnlnnlc
tho colonial imvn. m- ,...., ...
pay 84 a day for your board, is altogeth
er likely to bo sided with shingle" in
stead of clapboards. Tho most beauti
ful church spire iu tho city, which to da
dominates tho town and thu bay, as it
(lid when Bishop Berkeley preached un
der it, was built, I bcliuvo, in 1725. I
won't mako a guide-book kind of cata
logue of these ancient objects of inter
est of tiio "Islo nf Pi.ru.,." f,, I.
is enough to say tint tho air of aiitlq-
,v ..,.11.11 mu jiHicu wears is to intense
that I havo linitn iii,iainitl,.n.. n. 1 1.
. , " v"M-"inj uu uiv lUUIv-
out slnco I camo for somo continental
inixiiiieii, witn "ino out tliree-cornercd
lull, and tho bronnhna. nml nil 1,nf 11 ,..
pop out upon mo from somo ancient
mm KuU m jny moiiem liabill
ment with wonder. Tho surprlso nt the
meeting, I fancy, would bo wholly on
Be Patriotic and o (0 Yerklown.
A correspondent of tho Buffalo Courier
gives a very disenclmnting account of
tho condition of things nt Yorktown.
a., whero the centennial anniversary
of the surrender of Cornwullis Is to bu
celebralod next October. The local as
sociation which has ciiargo of tho nflair
has tent circulars broadcast through thu
country, picturing in glowing colors the
great preparations made for tho acco u
nioilation of visitors, ond tho imposing
ceremonies that will attend tho great
event. What foundation -in fact those
representations havo is shown by the
correal ondent's statement. His first
Impressions of tho plaeo aro thus do
KTil.cd: "i hellovo tint 011 this broad
earth thoro Is not nnother plaeo that
cau so thoroughly excito a foolliif of
contempt nnd utter disgust iu soshort a
Unio ns this historically glonoiu and
gloriously historic Yorktown." Tho
population, "inohtdlng razor-back and
ther species of hogs," uumbois about
200 persons, two-thirds of whom aro
"low-down ' negroes. By actual count
ho found !17 buildings, including 0ut
houo , and a so tho Court Hoiimi and
Custom Homo, all of ancient i.rchltec
turo and in tho most dilapidated condi
tion. Tho inhabitants are in keeping
witliUionppoarancoof tho plaeo. As
to tho great preparations for tho colo
oration, thoy aro imply ludicrous. Tho
O d MoOrU llOUSU. Whom thn lii.m. ,.f
, ...v O III
miiTender wero arra ged, has boon jmt
in ouiiicuiiii uKo uecuni repair tor tho
use of the President and chief foroh'ii
vis tors, and a farm has been rai oil off
for tho accommodation of tho military.
Whatever of further "improviimcm."
has been mado I. iho work of men who
iutond t Bot up bars and booths for tho
salo of refreshments, and other catch
penny 1 flairs. A now hoto is being
built, nnd this, with tho tvo now exist
ing t.nd. tho private residences, will t.f
ford sheltoi-1 r GOO persons. Tho only
way of access to or dup rturo from tho
plaeo is by steamboat or country road,
'iho nearest railroad etatlon is at West
Point, forty miles away, to which n
btoamboat runs. Tho nearest adjacent
towns aro Norfolk, lUchmond, Wash
ington and Baltimore, a d it takes from
fivo to twolvo hours 10 re oli thorn. Tho
Yorktown bote, keepers ovjdently Intend
to m ko tho most of their opportunity,
nml are alnady greedily calculating
their gains. Thoy Intend to charge
uuiu iyu 10 ijio pur uay y in snort,"
says tho correspondent, "tho natives
propose fo tako advantage of people's
neeesMtlos to tho fullest exto t. ' Mill
tary men who hnvo been to the plaeo to
locate camps for their commands havo
come away intensely dlsgusled, and tho
probability is that few of hem will dc
cldo to participate In tho ceremonies.
Tho correspo dent's description of the
place coincides with tho recollection of
ninny old soldi rs who took part it tho
peninsular campaign and tho slego and
capture of Yorktown by tho Union
troops. H is recalled m n tumble-down,
lllthy and forlorn llttlo town. Tho ab
horrence It Inspired is Intensified in Iho
mind of every man who submitted to
the manipulations of local barbers, by
tho painful oxperienco from barbers
Itch sure to follow tho r nnriiHnn flrmi!
ailvlco for all who aro Intending to visit
lorutown ami seo the great celebration
is. "won 1."
Latest llmiie Thrusts,
Dr. John Hall, in his recent nddrcss
10 1110 graduates of wells (l emnlo) Col
lego at Aurora, Now York, said; "Ho
would havo woman educated lo bo her
self an educator. First, an educator at
homo. In Illustration of this point ho
Simla! ()f till, mitinrllllitllnu ivI.L.I. ..
young lady gradu.ito has to direct her
jwimuui uiinners mill sisicrs at 1101110,
IIS Well as line Inflinninn ii i-no...,!,, .. ..
. . ' " " ' " V ... I ,1 1 1 1 1,11
older brother who may bo prono to do
ionics iiui, uuureiy approved uy ills par
ents. Then when this joung lady, who
inn, uu uuiiuii miss ,ioy, nas an ojipor
tunlly to chango her name, she may be
come, for instance, Mrs. Gladly. Her
power to cdttcato will, later, bo rcnulrod
among her own llttlo rlnglct-browed
children, bend them to srhool? No
Bllt when tlini nrn lmlti-nnn li,. n,..l
four years ohf teaeh them submission lo
constituted authority, punctuality, rog
ulallon, leraelt, self control, usefulness
and cnrefiilnoKs. nml ihm, tin,.. ...in 1...
(y ...... ...v.. ...v, ,,,11 ,11
como men and women with those trails
ingrained into their very characters.
In tho second place, a woman should be
fl 1lll1frm1.it Wlw... fl... f.. 1
V. 1 ri .. ""vii luifj iiui uei-uiiies
iurs. (.itatiiy, sue will lind an nbitndnnco
of opporlunlly to keep tho roval family
of .Joys on pleasant ti rni, and sho will
need to be a diplomat to get and secure
perfect peace with tho imperial family
of tho Glndlys. Iu tho third place, i
woman should bo U allied In finance. It
is said that marriage makes two into
one, but It often requires somo year.s to
lind out which Is the ono, and If per
chance tho woman is to bear that title,
she should understand llnanco well
enough to mako her purchases. There
might bo a now degree established with
much propriety. It should bo called M.
K. 1). l'. Affslr.tsa nf I.ln.,i:n IV..!..
niaey and tuiance. Tho reason should
00 exercised ns well ns tho memory cul
tivated. Lasth , tho conscience must bo
trained, anil tnmrlit 1l1.1i 1,..,. 11...
chain that binds Creator and creature
Tho Doom of tho Bison.
That tho American bison, or buffalo,
as it is moro familiarly termed, is
doomed lo extinction in time Is evident;
but that this result will be a "necessary
evil" is generally acknowledged nmo"g
settlers in tho Far West. Tho vast
herds of bison that only a fow years
slnco roamed over the Western plains
afforded wild sport and a largo ineomo
to tho hide-huntera; but as as offset to
this it should bo romenibcrcd that tho
buffalo Is 0110 of tho chief sinowsof war
with tho Indian tribes. Doprivo tho red
man of buffalo, and ho cannot, during
midwinter especially, carry on a suc
cessful raid. From tho bison ho obtains
his provision, robes nnd covering.
Nothing so harassed and weakened
Sitting Bull and his band, when driven
over tho Canada border, as the absence
of buffalo in that region. When tho
last herds becomo finally annihilated,
nothing remains for tho Indian but a
semi-civilized and agricultural life.
Holding this in viow, tho extinction of
this lingo nomad of tho plains may bo
looked forward to, if not with satisfac
tion, at least with resignation by tho
SlIorLsillon nf thn Intnl nml a,.,.n:..ll..
by tho frontiersmen who have suffered
so much at the hands of tho Sioux and
other wiirlihn frllinu At I. not t!.n
......... ........ . . v j -j . mu 1J13U11
as a gamo animal possesses merely tho
.imiiiiiua ui tmuilI.IUOU, HIZU Illlll SlUU-
bornness bearing no moro comparison
to tho elk and mooso than doos tho mu 0
10 1110 inorougiibred,
Tito Battlefield In the Wilderness.
In tho Wilderness nro tho best pre
served heolprints and clawmarks of tho
war. Tho faco of tho oartli retains
sears as well as tho faco of a man,
aud nature when let alono will short
scratches mado by those who long slnco
havo been gathered bonoath her green.
As soon ns a lino of breastworks woro
thrown up in llieso untrodden forests
thcro sprang from tku subsoil all sorts
of shrubs and wood plants, which, with
tho coating of shatters blown from tho
pines around, resist tho wear and tear
of time. Tho Wilderness is a wide
stretch of timber on rocky, rolling land,
covering tho northeastern corner of
Spottsylvnnhv county. At tho southern
edge, a fow miles from tills heart of It,
Is the Chaiioollorsvillo bat le ground,
llfteen miles bolow is tho sccuo of
slaughter of Fredericksburg, and to tho
south Is Spottsylvanla Court House,
whoro occurred tho torrlblo twin battlo
to thoonodcllvorodhoro. Every squaro
nilhi of land in Spottsylvaum Is historic
a place of battlo upon wnich to fight
menus to slay. But, unliko tho other
fields la tho country, this upland corner,
hemmed in by tho Rapldan, is heavily
timbered with scrub oak, pino, ohostnut
ami hazel, with briars and chlncapln
bushes springing at tho roofs of the
trees. Thoro is an occasional oponlng,
and at this point, on tho Wilderness
run, a branch of tho Hanh'an. nro sev
eral farms, bomo comfortablodwolllngs
and a storo. Tho laud immediately
bordering tho run is mora fertllo than
that at tho distanco of a milo or so and
a narrow strip of it Is now .in coin and
grass. When tho battlo was lought a
tavern stood near the Orango turnpike
011 a hillock at tho wilo of tho stream,
but it was torn down by soldlors, und
since thin thoro has been no attempt at
restoration. Within sight of tho stoio,
whither countrymen lor miles around
came to trade, aro four farm buildings,
whllo 6omowhat to tho north Is a initio
from which gold has recently boon ta
ken In paying quantities. Looked at
while iu tho midst of its deepest shad
ows tho Wildemoss is a howling 0110,
Indeod, but, seen from tho storo, It Isn't
half so bad a oaso of tho forost primeval
as I expected to see.
Hiding out tho plko with tho obliging
young storukeeper wo oamo to tv point
wheru at tho edgo of an oak bolt Is a
now growth 01 pines which lift tholr
smairgreen cones 20 or 00 feet above
tho ground, At tho tlmo of tho battle
ths pmu woods was an open field, aud
through It ran n ditch. The dltuh re
mains, but ItU bed is dry and overrun
with weeds. Flliu buzzed around our
heads and bit our hands as wo inndoour
way along tiio ditch, for hero three
thousand men foil, nml tvn wm- onn-,.1..
lug for evidences of tho struggle ho
tuecn Wnncn and Ewcll. Of bones
tnero wero none In sight, but rusty can
teens Were us lilenllfiil
mid I had tho good hick "o lind n slump!
Hum mu in; 11 1, ui v men wo piCKCd a
....... I. ff!..ll " ....
unmoor llljuilliu mils. i JIO SIOrCKCCp
Cr tolls 1110 tll.ll. nflltr llm ilntnnmln ...
. . . ....... .,u - 1 ... 1 1 . 1 vi tin.
satilts this ditch was so filled with bodies
mat 111 ono place n minor, shod witli
bloiidy grime, walked for two hundred
yards or moro with human heads for
stepping sionca. Uul Wnrrcn nnd Scdg.
wick, unucr urant's stem ovo, gave
back in kind. So it comes tliat along
tho clearly marked lino of rebel en
irii"'i.,1i'f's on the oilier sldo nfthn
tnicKot aro several mounds nnd Just as
many trilling relics of the eatilecn kind
ns aro to bo seen In the ditch. The can-
teens mat 1 noticed among the weeds,
whero thn limn f tin, mini. i.w..l ......
-- - ---- - .1. .'IVIU.I, illU
inclined to tho oval in shape, but those
iiioivou up ailing mo coiitoderato breast
works wero round and Hat, liko a sllcu
uiii crossways iroin n watermelon. Cam
palgnors nnd those familiar with tho
equipment of tho two armies will recall
ll.nl .1... -
nun. iiiu icoei uauiecii was as diucrcnt
from thu canteen of Yankee mako as Is
Kentucky corn julco from Conno-jtlout
elder or .fersov lloliltilmr.
I rodo along tho Brock road for about
iiirconiiiestotliorulnsof tho Brock houso
In a small, fallow. iiiif.Mwnil H..1.1 1. 1 r
way to Todd's tavern. Tiio growth of
uiiiucr on eiiner mho ot tiio road is un
broken. Thcro is not a sign of human
habitation. Thn wihiiIm fltn an ilnnua
that at some points It is Imposslblo to
sou LMOiuv vnrii.s wiiiun. nml ni t,n
.......... ...... I. V ...
OlaOJ is an oblent. n hnnilrnil vnnla nir
iiom uio roan iiiscoverauie. irees and
IllShos. bushes and Irees. I tti t nlnii
one Milo of tho road from the Orango
Plank south to tho Brook ruins Is iloihi.
tlnuotis lino of well preset veil earth
works. Held it Is nil In thn tim linllnn
.r .1 . .'. ; . - , f : :
01 uio uoii: ii'niin it is Kiipn.miMi. mu
oeeasionallv iilmnsr. Iih-,.1 ulili lln.
ground, but it is always traepable. At
nines it runs 011 into tno woods lor a
few feet, but curves ami in nnd lies bv
tho side of the road lltco an nmlless
grave-mound. In most places it is
brown, with a covering of dead leaves
and pino shatters, while at others it is
green, witli small shrubs and matted
briars. Logs stick out at Intervals, and
and their ends nro charred in tho place
whero a ronriinr wnnilllin liolnml l.nmr.
street to mnko 11 toinnnr.'iri- Imiitnli Tn
tho lino. Three-quarters of a milo 11
tho woods to tho west, nnd parallel to
Hancock's illtroiiehliiniits. nrn tho nnn.
fednratn bri'iistirnrlra Tlintr ulrntnl. in
tho right and left of tho plank road and
run for a seemingly Interminable dis
tance. Tho earthworks that I saw at
Bull Bun, iu tho peninsula, at Freder
icksburg aud nt (lliniiniilliiiwill
slight compared with these, but when
tho armies started on tho Bapldan
canioaiirn thov knmv thn vnlnn nf tin.
shield of sand.
Tim lnlil llm.Ki-a 11 f (in, lV,it
t'rnvlili'ncM Sumlay Slnr.
SoillO of tho richest n-nlil rilnoora In
the west havo been formed by extinct
streams. In Now Mexico, a ar a"o.
I saw irrnvul llPlls Illinlllllllnir fn tlm inl.
low dust, covering thousands of acres,
wuero no orooK nor river now runs.
TI icy aro tho pulverized debris of pre
hlstoiio mountains which rose to much
higher altitudes than their now abraded
remains. Down tho sides of tlieso an
cient hills great torronts poured whoro
now not even a nvtiiot can bo lottnd.
Arr.qln rrront flnnlnrs nr nthnr Immnn.
dous ngencies of naturo liavo sometimes
doposlted great hl.is or mountains over
old rivor beds so that, in nilnlmr. thn
course of what annuars to havobcen
subterranean sticanis may bo traced.
Iu somo instances tho mater nlrif whtnh
tlieso undenrround river beds nrn
formed carries gold In considerable
nnntltlns. nml. In flnllfnrnln ncnnnlnlli.
tho suporlnciimbcnt mountains aro also
frnniinnllv rlnli lilnonrm Tn tlin n.n1,t.i,i
statu some of tlieso mountains havo been
removed by hydraulic power, tho gold
separated from tho sand and gravel,
anil tlm ilnbrls. n.illml tnillmrj ilnnna.
itcd in tho valloys.lilllng then i?p to great
As placers aro generally discovered
in a new mining district before quartz
mines, so those placers that aro iu tho
beds of prcsont streams aro moro easily
found than thoso of ancient, extinct
rivers or subterranean streams. The
earliest mining is in tho gulches. That
thoro is gold in a region whoro it was
not ImFnrn known to nxlst. Is rrnnnrnlK.
first discovered by accident. A freshet
tears up tno looso sand and gravel on
tho bod of tho roam and carries it
awav. pxuoslnrr thn nnrtlnlns of milil
which, are too heavy to bo removed by
tho water. This was tho wav in widen
tlin ftrut. rrnlil irna ilTannt'iinul tti (In,
strnnni fit. Sutlnr'n Mill In Pn1tfm.,it,i Tm
Now Mexico and Arizona, whoio there
at 0 largo ancient placer uoposits with
no wator now running through them.
heavy rains somolimes mako giillios in
tho mesas or tablo-lands, nnd aftor tho
showers the Mexicans search along tho
bottoms of them and pick up tho small
nnrtlnlns nf frnld tlint. nrn nvnnurul nml
savo them In llttlo vials mado of goose
quins, in 1110 jiiaci; 11111s tno iniunns
picked up tlieso grains of gold and
somo largo nuggets, ami kudw wiicro
thoy could bo found many year.s before
wnito peopio went 10 mat country, a
good French Cathollo missionary, 'Fath
er do Smot, who laboiod among t'10
Indians for many years, advised thom
as thoy prized their homes and hunting
grounds novor to let tho white poopln
Ron thn rrolilnn nuirimts wblnh fhev lin.il
collootod, rightly believing that tho
Sioux would bo immediately driven out,
and tho white pooplo would tako pos
session of tholr country, treaty or no
treaty. But tho secret was too impor
tant nn ono to uo Kept always, anil alter
tho good priest's death a rumor got
abroad of gold in tho Blaok Hills; tlion
Custer was sent In thcro by tho govern
ment to mako an exploration, which
rosulted In tho verification of the vaguo
reports, and after that tho Unitod States
army was not largo onou0'h to koop tho
"I wish I was a star," ho said, smil
ing at I is own pootio fancy. I would
rather you woro a comet," sho said,
dreamily. His hoart beat multltudln
ously. "And whyP" ho said tondcrly,
at tho samo tlmo taking hor unresisting
llttlo hand In his own. "And why?"
ho ropoatcd, Imperiously, "Oil," sho.
said, with a brooding canicstnoss, "bo
causo thon you would como round only
onco every fifteen hundred years.
A, an ovonlng party a'lady was callod
upon for a song and oegau: "I'll strlko
again my tuneful lyro." Her husband
was obseivod to dodgo suddenly and
start hurriedly from tho room, remark
ing! "Not If 1 know It, sho won't. Sho
belts blue blazes out of mo at homo and
I stand it liko man; but when sho
threatened to hit mu lu a strango houo
and calls mo1 a liar before a wliolo
crowd, I'll run as loug us I have a spark
of muuhood loit."
Full many a glorious morning have 1 seen
Flatter tho mountain-tops with nowrclgn eye,
Klaslng with golilca face tho meadows green,
Gliding palo streams with heavenly alchemy ;
Anon icnnlt tho bacU clouds to rldo
With ugly nick on his ee!etl.il f.u-.-,
And from the forlorn world h.s v .mo hide,
Stealing umecn lo meet with thl lltgracc.
Even o my eun ono early morn did thine
With nil-triumphant (plctulor on my brow;
Hut out, nlnck ho was but one hour mine;'
Tho region cloud hath masked lilm from mo
Yet him for this my love 110 whit ilisdalnclh;
Sonsot the world may (tain, wtcn Heaven's
There nro three lessons I would write,
Tlireo words ns with a burning pen,
In tracings of eternal light
Upon the hearts of men.
Z Have hope. Though clouds environ nor,
And gladness hides otirfucc In scorn,
l'itt thou tho shadow from thy brow
No night but hath Its morn.
Have faith. Where'er thy bark Is driven,
Tho calm's disport, tho tempest's mirth
Know thls-flo rates the host of heaveu,
Tho Inhabitants of earth.
Ilnvolorc. Not love nlono for one,
Hut man ns man, thy brother enll,
And scatter, like tho circling sun,
Thy charities on nil.
Thus grave theso lessons on thy soul,
Hope, Faith ami Love, mid thou slinltflnd
fttrcngui, wlicn lire's surges rudest roll
Light, when thou else wort blind.
Thirteen Hull drown .Urn Oiilrtlf Itnl.lm.i
by 11 Melliiw-Vulci'iKllrlcilnil.
II. M. Burton tho alleged siago rob-
licr who was arrested In Pnnli 11 nml
brought to Diuiviir .Citlf W l,n.l 1,1.,
preliminary examination beforo Judge
m.i.eu yesieniay aucrnoon. liurton is
eliar.'Cll Ui.ll rnlllllmrllin clMn-.i riiniitr
between Del Nnrln nml Al
" ' J (CI'Vlll
midnight on the eight of the 20th. The
rouuery was ono 01 1110 most ftuuacious
n tho annals of hlcliwiiv mblmn.-. nml
links tho nnmo of the rinrnntrntni- with
that of Billy Lo Boy. Tho story of tho
need is oest told in tho words of J. B.
McMillan of Del Norte, ono of tho vic
tims of thn rnhhnrr. nml u-lm iiui il..,
first and principal witness for tho proso-
vmimn in mu uxiiiumniHin 01 yosioruay.
Ho said iu substanco;
'There worn olrrlit. mnn nml nnn wn-
man insido tho coach, and four men be
sides tho driver on top. I was among
the latter, slttimr beside drlvnr. Ikwns
about midnight, I should think, nnd
about twenty miles from Del Nortn
wneu wo woro halted. It was very
,..-1 ... .. . . . .
inn.. 11 wi uriiri imtr. litrmnrr n mm
ill tho road when the word camo to halt.
iliero was only ono man visible, to tho
left and about ten feet abend nf tlm
1.1'uuii. xmj iijuuor v;i3 Hiiiuiiiug oc-
lilnd apiece of canvas btrotohed amiig-
TI... -..1.1 ... n ,
siikj inu rnau. ai 1 nan a revolver im nt.
en iiirecuv at mvso 1 aim 1110 or vnr.
Ho told us calmlv tn deliver nmsnlvna
and ho would not 'harm us, but that if
wn mauo a oad break lio would shoot.
I Was 011 tho sido next to thn rnhlinr.
Illlll I illlllieilllLtelv irnt llnwn frnm mv
scat, -followed by tho d'lv'cr. Aftor wo
got down the robber camo from bohind
tho canvas aud placed over our heads a
cloth can. wlifnli nnnin ilmvn fn nut
shoulders and completely blinded us.
Ho then ordered us to stand still, and
litusolf Wont to tho stnfO door nml nr.
dered tho occupants to como out, ono
at a time, and tako their positions in
lino alongsldo tho driver nnd mv.
"Ilo told tho passengers not to mako
any unnecessary movements, as thoy
woro all covered by tho guns of tho
mon in coneoalmcnt, nnd their lives
wero in jeopardy. After tho passengers
woro.all iu lino, ho put caps similar to
nilno over tholr faces, tied their hands
behind their backs, and then nrneenilnil
to rlllo their pockets. Ho took nothing
hut money. Everything else ho would
nnlnen lust wlinrn fin imt. It frnm T .in
ot know just liow much monoy ho got.
From mo ho got nbout $140, which ho
00k from my poekot-hook uttzv taking
tho money out. Ho had a light burning
in front of tho canvas, behind wliloh
was a relleetor which shed tho rays di
rectly in our faces. Ho occupied about
fifteen minutes in the search. Ilo then
nrilnrnil in In kmnl. ivlilnli vt .11,1 nil
- -- - ..u vv ...... .. ...w.. (. u ....
ill a row, and ho prooeodod to rillo tho
II 1 mi t 1 , , , , 1,
iiiiui-uiigs inu wuiuau, at 111s induing.
held the light for him while ho did this.
Fin mumml mil hvn unnlra T 1ti1lsim i
Ho kept us kneeling about half an hour.
11.. i...l ...ii., 1,., ... , .
no i.upt laiKiug an iiiuiimu, using good
languago. Iu fact, during tho whole
time of tho robbery ho was vurv rvnutln.
"lio nan 11 soft, mellow voice. Ho
was not nervous or muck, but ho did
tho wnrlr In il Imaliinaa.llL'fi nmnnn.
Ho was 11 man nearly six feet In height!
minium nice, nan a neavy, ngnc lnus
taohe, and would weigh porhnps ono
hundred and slxtv.ll
had on a dark hat aud coat, and was
not dlsiruisrd in anv wav. Aftnr hn
had robbod tho mall ho skipped oft' into
thn (lnrkn'rH. Wlinn wn fnnnil Im linl
..... -. .. - - aawt II u IIV '
left wo roifoved out caps, untied each
other's hands, picked up tho romnants
of tho iHidbbags and tho ma'l. and nro
ceeded on to Alamosa. It Is mv niiln.
ion, now that ho did tho work a!ono,
aud that his comrades being in tho
bushes waf all a hoax."
Giasgoft' is tiio town whioh in Europo
lias hadJiho most rapid development.
It oUlnfl, and not without reason, to bo
tho scilind city of tho empire. Its
population, Including tho neighboring
burgs, hicli havo sprung up of lato for
the, convenience of its peonlo, is calculat
ed at 7o0,0QQ. Yet it Is an old town.
which bad ti place in history beforo It
(sudden start, Tho Blvor Clydo
tho greatest souroo of its pros
Yet it Is not. R(i ninnvvimiM nirn
Clydo could bo forded on foot a
leiCbolow'tho city. Tho union
KiiHlniul nml Kentlnml Inlil tlm
solid foundation of tho prosperity of
Olasgo. It placed every Scottish port
oil an equal looimg witn tno Jingllsli
ports, and throw open tho West Indian
and Amprican tiado, Tho union was
stoutly resisted .by tho Glasgow-pooplo,
who wero flghtiug blindly but with hap
py Ill-success, agalnsf tho sblondld
ftituro of tho plaeo. Whom tho first
soliomo of a dock at Dumbarton, was
formed, tho Dumbarton folk, objootod,
booatiso "tho great inllux of mariners
and others would raise tho prloo of
provisions o inhabitants." Seven
millions of money havo been spout on
tho River Clydo. It was not till 1807
that tho first dock was constructed in
Glasgow itself. Thoro appears to bo uo
n um 10 uio possible expansion ot tho
town. As in Edinburgh, but to a still
more remarkable extent, u now town
has grown up and overshadowed tho old
ono. Even fn tho old town Itself thoro
havo been marvolous changes within
our own observation of recent years.
Nothing could oxcocd tho squalor,
misery, dlseasoof the counts nnd yards.
The salt Market and tho High strcot
might havo been tho opprobrium of
Christendom. Thoro havo been vory
considerable of Improvomonts within
rccont years, though much still remains
to bo dono. Tho Salt Market has re
turned to much of that old rospcolablllty
which it luul In tho days of Bailie NIeol
Jlirvlc. In Sentt'n Imtrmrtnl ilnn, on, I
tho public health hn? Improved. Tho
uoain ra-.o naj materially diminished.
Tho sltoof tho old university has becomo
n railway station, nnd tho now and
magnificent collcgo has been erected
upon tho Western Hlglits. Tho magnifi
cent lathedrul remains tho stateliest
landmark of thn nhl tmvn. w,i..i,
Glnsgow, the now town, Is ono of tho
most magnificent of modern cities, and
1 1 l-iu.l n,..l .. . .
..o ,1011 mm uw-iu3.l llirill lino OI UIO
most striking chapters of modern dovol
opment. In tho development of tho city
wo ought to spoak of that far extended
Inrrllnrif ...l.!t. r1.... I -
...... j ..uiim VJiiiMi.j;iiuii BlloaK OI
as "Down tho River," which extends to
no oroao estuary ot tho Chdo nnd tho
lOChS and fiords wlllnli run 1111 nn.t.1 ll.
lochs, and whioh
tlm countless homes and resort of tho
I'nliltn T.llitsx.f i ....!,.
Thn triwti.ns nt llm Pxl.lln T ll.-... I-
"- ...u . iiuiii. UlUliUI, 111
their nnntial report presented to tho
OltV COIllinll rnnnntll- annum. ,1... tll
- k. ... .....j, ,.,,7,,VL 1UU Ullll
clsms mado on Hint portion of their ad
ministration whlnli rnlnli.u lvll,,. .in.t
shin of hooks to tholibriiiy with admlr
ablo clearness and fcusc. It Is a solf
oviilcnt proposition that 110 book of im
moral tendency should bo allowed n
plaeo In tho circulating departments of
tho library. But it Is not equally clear
what books aro Immoral. Thoro aro
those who considor every l ook of fic
tion as objectionable on moral grounds.
1 ho question is a serious nnd an intri
cate ono. and no two mi nils can ngroo
pn tho boundary lino. If somo oftho
lessons of tho romancer be such as no
moralist would nblnnt.
not dlmo novels, with their inl nf .
bravery nnd nrnwnna im cim...ii,i
-V ------ Ol.if tf.lljll fcf
yptuig readers? But this class of pop
ular literattiro includes works with clan
gorous tendencies of tho most pronoun-
uiiuraciur, wtnio as specimons of
Horary workmnnshlp thoy nro often
boncath contnintil. At flu, un.nn it.
- j... ... ..u oitiiiu II1UU
it would bo unsafo to adopt a purolv
iiiui.ii v ouuiiiiirii, as uooks 01 unques
tlonably immoral purport havo boon
writlon by nutliors of tho rrrnntpsr. mil.
tltro. If tho lino bo brawn tnn nlnon
tho works of fiction which would re-
CC1VO a trenoral nnnrnvnl nn
grounds would bo of tho mildly-man-
nored sort.or such ns make up the cata
logue of Sutiibiv.snh
student of litenituro needs to bo told
that there is hardly an author of fame,
belonging to Pagan orChrlstian epochs,
who has not written matter to which
tho most liberal among us might objoct.
Shakespeare cannot bo read in schools
without expurgation. But though ho
gives us eutiro scones of foul-mnntled
discourse, shall his dramas bo sot asido
forovor? Or beonuso Mooro's annoro
ontic lays aro suffused with dangerous
warmth, may wo not read tho adven
tures of Lalla Rookh, and githor a
moral from tho narration of tho ban
ished Peri's attempt to regain her heav
only abode? And, though Mmo. Dudo
dant teaches dangerous doctrines In
"Corinno," may wo not prollably road
the lesson of solf-saerllico included in
"Nanon?" Thoro aro oven scones in
Dickens that ono would not wish to road
aloud to a gathoring of young peopio.
Tho Old Testament Is not fro from
passages which without careful prepa
ration of thn
might work serious inUnhlnf. '
The Tcoplp who go to Theatres.
more aro tho young collides who
nOVC" fall tO mako tllO milmls. linnnmin
it boros them so frlirlitriillir in ti.. -i
...........j .v. n.ujj iib-
IlOIllO tOfel he". Tlinrn nrn 11...
frlrls wlin nrn tnof lt.ilF.,...,.. Di...n ,P
D .., oUlf(U'B, UK,
or nctor-struek, and who can coax their
papas, ormelr grandpas, ortholrutiolos,
tO l.'O With lliost-. imfnlllmr .ln.,.lnrlln
f ,. " ' ... ..j, iviiiitii.v,
Ihoro aro tho nthnr vnumr rrlrla
audlenci'-struck, and w7io only look
obliquely nt tho stago with ono oyo.
Thoro nro tho young men who don't
visit, bcenusn thnvn.m'f nfl',.,.,1 in ....,
and who drop into tho theatre just to
pass tho ovonlng. Thoro aro tho old
lollows about town, who havo mado it a
life-long habit, who nover, under any
circumstances, enjoy a play, but would
bo hopolcssly misurablo unless thoy saw
ono oyory night of tholr lives. Thoro
aro tho unemployed actors, who go to
nolo polnU and loam now buslnoss.
Thoro aro tho nowspaper men, who go
becauso they must. Thoro aro tho peo
ple who load dull, gray lives of toil, and
routine and coramon-placencss, nnd
wit 1 strain a point just enough to glvo
moro zest to tho pleasure of going, who
onjoy the lights, and tho brightness,
nnd tho music, tho dresses and tho
mountings, who mako notes ntid com
pare opinions, and arguo gravuly noxt
day about what would havo happened
if somo other stato of affairs had como
about, and who weop nnd smllo with
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dolightful spoutanoity, just according to
..iiui. ia uajiuuiuu 01 mum. I 10 vo to sit
near suoli pooplo, to watch tholr pleas
ure; and what a luxury It must bo to
play to thom I Then thoro are tho fow
who look upon acting nnd play-writing
as arts, and who onjoy thom more than
all tho others, when thoy nro worth it.
, Tho Folly of the Buy.
Homo Journal. J
Thoro is a droadful nmbltion abroad
for bolng "gontool." wo koop up api
pearanoos too often at tho cxpens'o of
honesty; and though wo may not bo
rich, yet wo must scum to bo "rcspoota
blo,"though only.ln the meanest senso
In moro vulgar show. Wo havo not
hocourago logo patiently onward In
tho condition of llfo In whioh It has
pleased God to oall us; but must ncerfs
llvo in somo fashionable stnto, to widen
wo rcdlculously ploaso tq.call oursolvejV
and till to gratify the varSv-4flhat ui
substantial, gontccl Avorlilfoi ZrvoV
form a part. Thoro is a coant strug
gle and prossuro for front sl&ts In tUo '
social amphitheater; in tho midst of
which all noblo, solf-donylng rosolvo Is
troddou down, and ranny lino mituros
nro Invariably crushed to doath. What
wastowhat misery, what bankruptcy,
como m all this ambition todazzlo
otliora wh th9 glare of apparent
worldly success, wo need not desorlbo.
Iho misohlovous results show thom
solves in a thousand ways In (ho rank
frauds committed by mon who daro to
bo dlshonost, but do not daro to soom
poor; and iu tho dosporato dashos at
fortune, in whioh tho pity is not so much
for thoso who fall, ns for tho hundreds
of Innooont families who nro so ofton
involvod In tholr ruin.
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my laior, out pertater?"