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SOL. MILLER, EDITOR JlND PUBLISHER.
THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION.
i TERXS-SI.OO PER ANNUM, IX ADVANCE.
VOLUME XT.-NUMBER 4.
THE OLD VOn-AX'tiEll D.VYS.
tl JOAIAH V. CIUXXIXO,
1 uw an aged man at work
He turned an auger round;
And ever and anon he'd pause.
And meditate profound.
'Good morning, friend, quoth I to lilm
Art thinking: when to raise?
Oh. no, he said; I'm thinking on
The old "pod-aner daya.'
True, by the hardeat then we wrought,
With little extra aid:
Dot honors were the thing we bought.
And honors those we made.
And saw Invention stalks abroad.
Deception dogs her wj s;
Things different are from what they were
in oia "poa anger oaya,"
Then homely waa the fare we had.
And homespun what we wore;
Then scarce a niggard inilled the string
Inside bis cabin door.
Then humbugs didn't fly so thick.
As half the world to haze ;
That sort of bug was scarcely known
In old "pod-auger daj .
Then men were strong, and woman fair,
AVas hearty as the doe;
Then few an dreadful "feeble were.
They couldn't knit and sew;
Then cirl could sing, and they could work.
And thrum gridiron lays;
That wort of music took the palm.
In old "pod auger days."
Then men were patriots rare, indeed.
An Arwid or a Burr
They lored their country, and in turn.
Were lored and blest by her.
'Then Franklin. Sherman, Itittenhouse,
Karned wtU their nation's praise;
ffe' e not the Congress that we had
In old "pod auger days."
Then, slow and certain was the, word;
Xuw. de'il the hindmost take ;
Then, buyers rattled down the fin;
2f w, ords mtutt payment make ;
Then, murder-doing villains soon
Were decked in hempen ba3s
TV didn't murder in our sleep.
In old "pod auger day
So wags the world-'tis well enougli.
If wisdom went by steam;
Hut in my days, sbo used to drive
A plain, old fashioned team.
And Justice, with her bandage off.
Can now see choice in wa ;
She used to sit blind fold and stern.
In old "pod-anger days.
A SEW STORY WITH AS OLD SAME.
In nn interior New England town, which was
ut the time -whereof I n rite ignorant of railroad
and telegraph, with the thousand and one stir
ring civilizations they carry with them ; which
boasted two hotels, ("taverns " they w ere. more
properly styled,) two "meeting houses," eight or
ten country stores, a tow u hall, scvcrallawycrs
and physicians, and two or three onderoutt
""squires," the most inqiortaiit of whom was
Judge, of Probate, (for it was a shire town, and
counted a court honse among its attractions,) and'
also IYrsident of the only bank in the Coun
ty: injliis quiet New England village, thejuhab
itauts awrolco one moniing to a sense of nnbound
ed wonderment and expectation. ,
The oldest inhabitant could not call to mind
anj thing so stupendous, and the "selectmen"
were entirely at fault when amicaled to on the
subject. They were familiar with the periodical
visits of "families," and the other bauds ,of sing
ers, and not unfrequently a stray circus dropped
among them for one day and evening. Then, they
had nn occasional "juggler," in a small way, and
learned pigs wcro by no means very rare ; bnt
never before had tbey been favored with a visit
of an actual, live Bottle-Iran.
No ono panned to inquire what a Bottle-Imp
might be. Enough that the name sounded wierd
and awful, and that a mysterious stranger, of
haughty and dignified bearing, had stopped at
the Eaglo Tavern on the previous evening, and
had applied to tho selectmen for the nse of tho
town hall on the following Friday evening, for
the displayof certain wonderful feats. When one
of them inquired who he might be, the stranger
drew himself to his full height and responded:
"The Bottle-Imp." Of course he got the use of
tho hall, paying for it in advance. This was on
Monday evening, and before nine o'clock on the
following morning, every inhabitant in the vil
lage know all about him with some slight excep
tions. They didn't know where ho came from,
what his name was, nor what he intended to ex
hibit to them on tho following Friday evening.
So much tho more to interest one's self about, and
to find ont !
Numbers of young men, and not a fow older
ones, stopped in at the bar-room during the fore
noon, to have a look at this strange man who had
dropped down upon the quiet village.. They
found him seated in tho most conspicuous place
in the room ; a slight, wiry, active looking man,
who might be twenty-five years of age, or forty,
for any thing his swarthy face, black moustache,
and keen eye, had to say on the subject. A few
of tho bolder ventured some cunningly put inqui
ries, but questions slid away from his smooth sur
face like water from the back of a duck.
He had a strange way of glancing at new-comers
with a momentarily forbidding and menacing
expression of eye, which, having onco struck all
who approached him, was seen no more. Far
from doing away with the interest in the man,
this trick of his engendered a sort of bastard re
spect, which kept intruders at a distance, and
passed for tho genuino article.
And yet he was affable, and easily approached
upon ordinary topics, by those who opened tho
way to a conversation with sufficient humility.
Ilrnsqueness he would not tolerate, and none of
tho villagers tried it more than once. In fact, by
noon on Tuesday, he was tho greatest lion that,
the inhabitants of Greenville had ever had among
That afternoon, occurred an incident so unheard-of
and unaccountable in its nature, that
the good villagers actually began to grqw afraid
of their acquisition and new acquaintance. He
was sitting conversing with a "rising young phy
sician " of tho place, (a white-faced young fellow,
with green glasses and an itching for'sciciitific
inquiries" of some sorts,) and landlord, and Jndgo
of Probate, who was also President of the Kink,
mid accounted tho wealthiest man in the place.
A number of less important villagers were gronp
! at a respectful distance, listening, open-mouth-d,
to all that fell from tho stranger's lips. The
two village clergymen, burying for the time their
difference and their creeds, took alternate glimp
ses at him through an old telescope, from a house
across tho way, their "cloths" forbidding any
nearer approach. All the women in the place
look occasion to have, or make errands that led
past the hotel ; tho young ones pronouncing him
" divine," whilo the more staid and elder wondcr--d
how he could, with that horrid hair on his up
per lip ! for moustaches, dear reader, were then
ain unknown luxury in Greenville.
He sat thus, conversing and being stared at,
when he said, suddenly, but very quietly : " The
next person that passes this way from the South,
will be a half drunken horse-jockey, with a hump
ed bock. lie will ride ono horse and lead anoth
er, and when he reaches tho hotel, ho will alight
and climb the sign-post and read tho sign!"
As ho had come from the North, and from a
"long way off, (that they had ascertained from tho
stage-driver,) his hearers were immensely start
led at these strange words. They gazed fearfully
at tho man, to ascertain if he did not foam at
the month, or show wme other popular sign of
insanity. But he only sat with half-shut eyes
and dreamy aspect, blowing thin clonds of smoke
into the air, and occasionally tapping the natti
est of patent-leather boots with a ratan switch he
carried by way of cane. Then they gazed at
each other with and indescribable, painful confu
nioii of spirit ; and then they gazed ofTdown the
It was a sultry Summer afternoon. A. few
clonds, too lazy to disperse themselves, and with
out spirit enough to get up the slightest sort of a
i-howcr, hung in eoft fleocincss over the distant
horizon. Unfortmiato sheep and cattle, doomed
to be abroad in naked pastures, cowered and
sweltered, and panted under such bits of shade as
they could find. Here and there a patient horse
flicked off the flies lazily with the parched rem
nants of a tail. Some few gossips still lingered
about that street, intent upon catching another
glimpse of the mysterious stranger. Bnt- down
t.,??onta n,a,1 '"'hich extended in a direct line
till it was lost in the sandy distance, not so much
as a dog or n stray donkey gave token of the ap
proach of any living being.
Some of the listeners began tc think the Bottle
Imp either drank or crazy? others were indignant
at what they took for an insult to their under
standings ; in fact, the stranger's stock was going
rapidly down, when lo! in the distance, away
at tho utmost extremity of vision, a something
rolled up the road like a dusky, gigantic ball, but
dimly defined, coining toward them!
It IS a Cloud Of dust. Sllell !ta n Vflrmn n itqiM.
coach, or a flock of sheep might make. It is not
a hock ot sueep, for it approaches too. rapidly.
Aur yet is it'a stage-coach, for now it is so near
that one could perceive tho head of the driver
above the dust. It is probably a wagon ; in
which case, the stranuer li.iu nimbi mi -iim nfliim.
self! He Mts, meanwhile, very composedly, and is"
lighting a fresh cigar. '
1 he dust cloud draws so near that the causes of
it take sbaic They are two horses, but only
one of them lot a rider 1 Ho is an odd-looking
man, of small stature, and he hat a hump! He
rides quietly to the front of the honse, where he
draws rein, and sits, alternately crving, " 'Ost
ler!" and "House!" till ho gets red in the face;
Mere f nodoult thai theft Uow it half drunk I When
the hostler conies, tho jockey rolls from his horse's
lack, anil, without a word to any of the gap
ing crowd of spectators, climba the tinn-mtt and
rcadt the sign!
If you had been present, reader, would it not
have licen your imnuLse also, in full b.-iele fmm
around the chair of that fearful man, who sat so
utterly indifferent to the fulfillment of his strange
It is nothing to be wondered at, that by tho
end of an hour, there was not a soul in Greenville
who did not talicvc this mysterious man to bo
second cousin to tho devil.
"Most mysterious tiling I ever heard of!" said
tho Judge of Probate and banker; "they didn't
know each other from Adam !"
"Clearly a manifestation ofthat wonderful gift
of clairvoyance, about which tho scientific world
lias been recently so exercised," said the youug
physician with the green glasses, and the appetite
for general "science."
"lie pays well," said the landlord, "but
ma if I a'nt almost afraid to touch his money!
Who know s how the devil such a fellow comes by
"He it Tosing his preci his soil," said the two
clergymen, each to tho other; "brother, let us go
wrestle with him ; perchance he may jet turn to
better ways if indeed he be not the evil ono in
person ! "
They aecordinelv called at tho hotel, that even
ing, in all the guilelcfvmess and charity of heart, and
inquired for "tho gentleman calling himself Bot-
lle-lmp." Jliey were informed by the landlord
that several trunks and boxes had come by that
evtnjng's stage, and that the mighty magician
was in his room looking them over, they contain
ing h!s apparatus of various sorts.
Now, the landlord felt considerable curiosity
aliont those same boxes. He had been itching for
the last half hour for n better opportunity to
judge of what they contained or at least, to
guess at it than their brief transit from the stage
coach to his lodger's room had allowed ; so he
readily agreed to conduct tho worthy clergymen
to the stranger's room.
.As they approached it, they heard two voices
within, evidently in very earnest conversation.
The landlord's hair actually stood on end. He
calmed his fears enough to knock at tho door, im
mediately afterwards pushing it open. The Uot-fle-Irap
stood in tho centre of the room, alone,
and a darker scowl never rested npon tho face of
man'thon he-wore at tho unexpected intrusion.
He hail evidently lieen startled'at tho irnening of
tho door, and had dropped tho lid of a largo
trnnk, beside which he stood, with a crash.
Scattered about tho floor were various strango
objects: figures of ta.-k.ts, birds and fish ; bits of
drapery, goblets, a pistol, .1 pair of small swords,
odd cards from somo carelessly thrown-down
pack ; in fact, a thousand and one of those odds
and ends without which no modem juggler is
complete. All these, thrown here and there about
the room, and in their midst that swathy face
sparkling with anger in every feature.
"I did not call," ho said.
"I know that," replied tho landlord; "but
here are our two ministers, who want to talk with
you a few minutes.; I didn't mean any harm,
coming in so sudden."
At the word "ministers," tho face of tho magi
cian underwent the most wonderful chango imag
inable. All traces of tho frown faded away, and
in its place was a smile that would have been
sweet and prciiosscjising but for its resemblance
to a snarl. Tho corners of the lips were drawn
back too rigidly and mechanically, and showed
too much of tho white teeth. To tho ministers,
however, who were by no means "men of the
world," his reception seemed both flattering and
"I am only too happy to havo an opportunity
to converse with tho clergy. It is seldom, rever
end gentlemen, that your cloth will condescend
to any interconrso with ono whom birth and the
advantages derived from a knowledge of tho oc
cult sciences have rendered a ah"
" Bottle-Imp," suggested both his visitors.
Tho magician bowed gravely. " Landlord," ho
said, " have the goodness to tell 'Squire Green
that my machinery will lie ready for removal to
the hall in an honr, and be sure to impress upon
him the importance of my having tho only key to
the room from now till 1; riday evening; 'some of
my most 'startling effects, on the great night of
exhibition, will de)end on my not being inter
rupted during tho time I am making my prepara
tions. You need not .come up again, unless I
The landlord retired, chap-fallen.
"My dear friend and brother," began tho elder
df the clergymen, "before wo go any further"
"Pray bo seated," quoth tho magician.
"Before wo go any farther, wo are anxious to
inquire if you have, as has been strangely hinted
about our village, any connection or dealings
with tho Evil Ono I"
"If so," continued the younger clergyman, "wo
must implore yon, for the good of tho place, and
as you value your own soul, either to have dono
with tho Prince of tho Powers of Darkness, or
" I assure you, reverend gentlemen," quoth the
magician, "that I havo no dealings with Satan,
nor with any of his imps. There is my card;"
and he spread before them a large poster that he
took from a pile lying beside him.
It set forth that Signor II Hiavolo, Magician
extraordinary to her Majesty, Queen Isata-IIa of
Spain, commonly called the Bottle-Imp, on ac
count of his extraordinary performances with an
ordinary quart or pint tattle, would have the
honor, previous to his departure for a tour
through Finland, Siberia and Iceland, to appear
before the citizens of Greenville in 'one grand,
chaste, classic and original entertainment, at the
town hall, on Friday evening, August , 1S4 ,
nn tcIii1i nmiW nmniif mnuv ntlmr .litiTli-
wonderful and nnaccountable tricks and transform
mations, he wonld cut off the head of any one in
the audience, who should come forward for that
Imrpose ; ho would show any in tho audience the
rieuds they think of most, in his magic miror, as
large and natural as life ; ho would finally walk
into a common pint tattle, after which the tattle,
should be passed round on a salver for examina
tion ; the entertainment to close with the truly
wonderful experiment called, "How to open a
Bank." Tickets, for sale at the door, twenty-five
cents, with no half price.
"Hundrcds of these bills will be posted up all
over town to-morrow; they only arrived this
evening, and thev explain pretty fully what I in
tend to do. I offer only natural magic to your
citizens, but of a quality that they havescMom,
I may say nerrr, hitherto had an opportunity to
w itness. My powers come, to me naturally, and
through no eviL I am tho seventh son of a sev
enth son, and my mother was decended in direct
line from the celebrated Dr. Faustns; Spanish
and German blood mingled mako a great cross."
"Can you not show us a little of the ah what
may bo expected on Friday evening t " .
"Ccrtainlv! Here is a very simple illusion,
done with threo little cups and one little pea;
'little joker,' it is vidgarly called. Now you see
it under this thimble, now jou" don't; and now
vou sco it, and now you don't ; and uow j ou dou t
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY,
sec it, and now you see it; and now, reverend
gentlemen, it will puzzle you to tell me trier the
little joker is."
" Under the middle cap," cried the elder visitor.
"Under the one this way," said the younger.
"Ill b that is, I beg your pardon, you are
both in error," quoth the magician, politely, at
the same time raising the thimbles slowly, and
one at a time, showing the little joker under the
one that neither of his visitors had selected.
" Wonderful, indeed !" they mnrmered.
"Worldly and wicked men sometimes make a
practice of betting money upon that delusion,"
quoth the magician. "It is my object, more
than any other, in going about the country as I
do, to show np the folly and wickedness of the
times, and I should be considered as an actual
benefactor to mankind. I srill lay bore to your
people, on Friday evening, some enormities of
wnicn xney navo never ureamea in tnis quiet
vale, and will read them a lesson on credulity
that I trust will last a lifetime! "
"A most worthy purpose, truly, provided that
yon do no evil that such good may come out of
it," murmured the visitors. "Could yon ah
show ns one more delusion f "
"With pleasure! Yon see this little sphere of
delicately carved ivory. It is my new patent
safe. It opens in that way. Do yon see any
thing within t A piece of paper f Be kind
enough to remove it, and allow me screw up
the safe again surely. Now, if I were a wicked
and worldly gambler. I should bet vou that tho
paper is still in this very secure patent safe of
mine. Yon know it is not f Be kind enough to
uh:u 11. yourscii an i yon see .
"Wonderful, indeed!" murmured the visitors.
"Hero are two family tickets to my grand mor
al entertainment, on Fridayevening next. Please
explain to your parishioners, who may be labor
ing under an error regarding tho matter, what
tho nature of my exhibition is : " and the main-
cian fairly bowed his visitors out of the room.
The door was hardly closed behind them, and
the key turned in tin lock, when the lid of the
large trunk was raised, and the head of the half
dnmkcn jockey appeared. The hump he had
wom earlier in the day, however, was entirely
"Yon must mako bigger holes in this cursed
thing, Captain ; I almost smothered."
"Dash the holes, Jim," qnoth tho magician ;
"dish tho holes; how do you think the thing
works f "
"The game opens well," said Jim.
On the following day, the excitement in the
village was vastly increased. Tho clergymen had
told of their visit to the Bottle-Imp, and what a
remarkably engaging and candid person he had
Iiroved himself to bo ; so different from what they
Their stories of tho marvels they had seen in
his department J of the agreeable conversation
they had held with him; of the ivory sphere and
I ne utile jokop an inese tilings preuisposeu tno
inhabitants to look foreward to Friday evening
as on occasion that should develop to them unheard-of
mysteries. The bills had been posted uii
and about town over nignr, too, nna around eacli
great yellow, blue or white broad sheet was gath
ered a little crowd of eager readers.
Not a soul doubted that ho coidd and would
literally perform ever thing that he promised.
One unbelieving shoemaker ventured the asser
tion that the people would find themselves "sold,"
but ho was immediately put down by- tho rising
young physician in green spectacles, w ho inform
ed him that Science, in the pursuit of her deejier
and moro hidden mysteries, always met somo iir-
norant scoffer, to contend against.whom was her J
worn NTjiiun iamr.
What with reading tho posters, ratdiing np
stichstray bits of gossip aslloated about tho place,
in which the magician s remnrkablo foretelling of
the approach of the hump-hocked jockey tare by
no means nn insignificant part, the people got
worked np to such a fever of expectation and
curiosity, that the prospects for the filling of the
town hall, which could, by tho closest packing,
hold no more than five or six hundred persons,
seemed of the best. Tho only free tickets given
out by the magician were to'the clergymen, the
Judgo of Probate, the selectmen, nnd the land
lord's family, so that his chances for making a
good thing of it were by no means poor.
In tho mean time, the hump-back horse jockey,
who w-as held in almost the same mysterious awe
as the magician, had gone out into tho country in
a wagon that made weekly trips to n distant-village.
He had left his horses at tho hotel, to
await his return with moro tlian ho anticipated
securing among tho fanners of that thinly-settled
section, at very low prices. He had left on tho
afternoon" of Wednesday, despite tho efforts of
the landlord to indtico him to remain till the next
week, for the purpoao of witnessing tho wonder
fid teats of the man who had announced his com
ing. Indeed, he seemed to be rather afraid of the
Bottle-Imp, when he learned what that individik
al had foretold concerning him ; and, there le
ing no "Maine Law" dreamed of at that time, he
betook himself so fervently to the tattle, that his
half-drunkenness became whole intoxication, and
he was put to bed early on the evening of his ar
rival, in tho next room to that occupied by the
magician. Here he managed to, lock himself in,
ami was not seen again till late on Wednesday
forenoon, when he appeared, looking somewhat
sleepy and red about the eyes, as though his long
repose had been of no special benefit to him.
He kept very.!" of the Bottle-Imp, till the
time came for his departure on the open wagon
that once ran from Greenville to Beedstown.
Then, as he mounted to his scat behind the dri
ver, he, wagged his head with drunken gravity,
and informed the object of his dread, who was
smoking a cigar on the piazza, that ho believed
him to be old Scratch himself. So, indeed, did
many of those who heard the remark. They ad
mired him none the less, though, and were rath
er glad to be rid of the horse-jockey, who was a
snllen, cadaverous wretch, with a white face, and
coarse, matted black hair, that dripped about his
ears in unpleasant dampness. Besides, ho was
stupidly drunk most of the time.
" Ho continued stupidly drunk as ho rode ont of
town, taking frequent pnllsat a bottle be carried
in his pocket, till, arrived at the second stop
ping place on the route, ten miles from Greenville,
ho actually rolled from his seat to the ground.
Then the driver swore he. would carry him no
further, for fear he should drnnkcnly break his
neck. He assured tho landlord that the misera
ble hump-back had money enough to pay his bill,
whatever it might be, so the landlord put him to
He slept nutil ataut seven o'clock in the even
ing, when he awoke, shook himself, yawned once
or twice, and went below. He seemed perfectly
sober in his room, but qnite drank the instant he
reached the foot of the stairs, no ate some sup
per, paid his bill, and announced to the landlord
that he was going on afoot ; the landlord demnr
rcd, bnt he was firm, and finally departed on his
way, in tho direction leading away from Green
ville. He did not go far, however, in that direction ;
for coming presently to a piece of woods, he plung
ed into them, and soon finding an open place be
side a small brook; proceeded to tale out the humn
from under hu coat. It consisted of an entire
change ot apparcL Mooning over the brook, hav
ing first removed his wig, he noon washed the
disagreeable whiteness from his face". Then he
rapidly changed his clothes, wrapping up what he
had worn as a horse-jockey in a small bundle,
which he hung at the end of a stick, and then
stepped ont into the road again, as fine a speci
men of a ruddy, red-headed, freckled young Irish-,
man, harrin' his size, which was a trifle small, as
yon would find on any fifty miles of tho best bog
in the County Kilkenny.
This Irish tay turned his steps toward Green
ville. He stopjxsl at thetavem where the jockey
had refreshed himself, and having aked tho loan
ofa coal to light his pipe, inquired, first, the di
rection aud distance to Meadowbrook ; and sec
ondly, what the blazes the chap with the hump
on his back and tho drop to much in his belly
was, that he met a bit back on the road.
1 i'vinC received the desired information, he
tell : the little village,on the road to Meadowbrook.
Hut after going a half mile in that direction, ho
changed his mind, and set off at a long, swinging
pace, for Greenville.
In the mean time, the Bottle-Imp had been bu
sy. "y and night, since hU interview with the
cicrgynien on Tnesday evening, making the nec
essary arrangements "in the town hall for his
grand exhibition. With his owh hands, for ho
had possession of the only-key to the room, and
allowed no intruders npon his privacy, he had
fitted np a stage, put np his curtains, and com
menced the arrangement of those thousand and
one minor details so necessary to be accurate
for the success of gentlemen of his profession.
It was now past ten o'clock on Wednesday
evening, and something seemed to make him un
easy. Hefrequently paused in his work to con
sult his watch, with a fidgety impatience that he
wonld not have wom in piblic on any account.
Finally he threw down a siiall hammer that he
was using, and cried out that Jim was behind
time for the first time during his acquaintance
with him, and that if he tailed now, "the whole
thing " w as "gone in."
A moment after, came a young Irishman around
the corner, whistling softly through the deserted
street of all tones in the world for an Irishman
Yankee Doodle! Whereat to the door Mat the
Bottle-Jmp softly.-unlocking itj and in glided -the
boy Jim, once a horse-jockey, now a wild Irish
Not a word was saidon either side at first. Jim
turned a "hand-spring," and the Imp, looki.ignow
more like a veritable imp of darkness than any
time since we made his acquaintance, gave vent
to a long sigh of relief. Then they sat for a mo
ment on tho edge of the stage, the face of each
wearing a grin of mingled pleasure and care.
" The work has only begun, Jim," said the Imp,
at length, "and it's mighty tough work, and
you.ve got tho worst of it to do. If you give
"I give out. Captain! When I give ont, it
will bo after you are laid under ground ; you can
bet your life on that ! "
"You must remember," continued the Imp,
with a paternal, almost affectionate voice and
manner, "that you have never tried any thing
on quite so grand a scale before. If yon falter or
make a miss of a second on Friday- evening, in
our grand experiment, we are both gone in, sure I"
"Don't bo scared." rcidied the vouth: "only
five me the tools and the cue, and see whether
do my work or not !"
Five minutes afterwards, Jim had disappeared
through a trap door in the stage, and the Imp had
recommenced his work of arrangement and adorn
ment. Truly, two more unmitigated scoundrels have
seldom set themselves to do a piece of wholesale J
(CONCLUDED next week.)
PICTL-RES OF HEHURY.
BT ALICE CAET.
Aranng the beautiful picture
That time on Mrmory's wall.
Is niie of a aim old forest.
That seemeth the bent of all:
' Kit for Its gnarled naks olden.
Dark; with tin l.lli.jl -
Xot fur the vloleta golden.
That Trink!e the vale below;
Not for the milk.white liliea.
That lean from the fragrant hedge.
Coquetting all day with the annbeanu,
.And stealing their colilen edge;
Xitt for the Tinea on the upland,
"Where the bright, red brrrira rest;
2?or the pinks, nor the pale, sweet cowslip;
It seemeth to me the best.
I once had a little brother.
With eyes that were dark and deep
in me un ol taai (urn oia loresl,
lie lietll in peace asleep.
Light as tho down of the thistle.
Free as the winds that blow.
-We roved there, the beautiful Sununei
.ineanmmcraoi long ago;
But his feet on the hills grew weary,
And, one of the Autumn erea,
I made for my little brother,
A bed of the yellow leaves.
Sweetly his pale arms folded
My neck, in a meek embrace.
As tne light of immortal beauty
Silently covered his face;
And when the arrows of sunset
Lodged In the tree-tops bright,
lie fell, in his saint-like beauty.
Asleep by the gatea of Ught.
Therefore, of all the pictures
That hang on Memory'a wall.
That one of the dim old forest
Seemeth the best of all.
from U Cincinnati Cautte.
A?i 1XCIDEXT AT GREENY ILIA'..
Greenville, 0., July 5.
The 4th was celebrated hero yesterday with
speeches, poems, &c, but the leading feature of
the day was the reinterment of the remains of two
little girls by twelve misses. A brief sketch of
their tragic death may not be uninteresting. It
is as follows:
Fatsy and Anna Wilsor, aged respectively four
teen and eight years, together with their brother
Samuel, went out froti their father's rudo cabin
to the forest to gather granui. They had proceed
ed but a short distance when Samuel heard In
dians approaching. Ho immediately jumped lie
hind a tree and made ready to fire at the red foe.
(It is needless to say he had his gun with him, for
tho gun was theYiioneer's constant companion.)
The Indian rushed upon the children, but Sam
uel drew upon him with his trusty rifle. The wily
foe eluded him. Samncl, fearing he might miss
his aim, reserved his fire. Meantime, the Indian
captured the little girls, and was fast making
away with them. Seeing the sitnation, and fear
ing he might not be able for the unequal contest,
Samuel hastened to the fort, but a short distance,
and gave the alarm. Immediately three sturdy
soldiers, against the remonstrances of the com
mander, rushed to the rescue of the little prison
ers. The pursuit was hot, but, alas! fatal for the
prisoners; for the Indian saw ho would be over
taken, and, rather than lose his prisoners, be mer
cilessly tomahawked and scalped them. When
the soldiers came np with them, Patsy was dead
and little Anna dying. They carried them back
to' the fort, where Anna died in about two hours.
A rude coffin was hastily made, and the remains
of tho little Bisters were placed therein, in
love's last embrace. They were buried in a grave
on a little knoll near where the exercises of to-day
were held, and where they were left to sleep their
last, long sleep in the wildwood, where the wild
birds, the forest child's companions, snng their
mournful requiem over them. They were exhumed
a short time ago, and their remains placedinaaekv'
gant casket, which, to-day, was placed conspica
ously on the speakers stand daring the ceremonies.
At the conclusion of the exercises, the twelve
little misses, chosen for the purpose, conveyed the
remains to the village cemetery, where thev were
interred with solemn ceremonies, tho little pall
bearers conducting them, closingwith a beautiful
song, sweetly sung, entitled, "In her little grave
we laid her."
Tho concluding exercises of the day was the un
veiling of the monument. This stone is indeed a
fitting monument to mark the last resting place
of these little martyrs it is nothing more nor less
than a hnge bowlder rolled to the head of their
grave, which bears the following inscription:
In Memobt or Patst and Anna Wilson,
Killed by the Indians at
gueenvtlle, o., in 1612.
After a few brief remarks by General McConnell,
the benediction was pronounced by the venerable
pioneer, Elder Levi Furviance. it was a happy
thought to choose James Cloyd to act as president
on this occasion, as it was he who rushed to the
rescue of these little girls, and it was he who car
ried little Anna in his arms to the fort. In con
versation with him, he informed me that Anna's
nose and ears were cut off by the savages. This
obi veteran, frost ed,with age, tottering and trem
bling, the fire of his once vigorus manhood nearly
burned out, and who has endured all the hardships
and privations of frontier life, has dared the sav
age foe, and has seen death in every horrid form,
vet when reverting to the slanghterof these little
innocents he wept like a child.
Altogether, this was a glorious day for Green
ville, and the success of this celebration is greatly
due to the energies of Colonel Frizell, Captain
Smith, and their assistants.
Prying. Don't pry into the secret affairs of
others. It is none of your business how your
neighbor gets along, unless his arrangements af
fect yon; what right have yon to say a word or
protrudo yonr advice! It is no mark of good
taste, good breeding, or good manners, to pry into
tlia affairs of others. Kemember this.
CoNCErrand confidence are both of them cheats;
the first always imposes on itself, the second fre
quently deceives others too.
JULY 20, 1871.
A JiEWLV USEARTHEB CITY.
The Heme de$ Deux 3fonie$ gives an account of
.t- j: r- r1 -: -1.1 u. D.....::
me mscuvcry ui a uuncu ciij, uiucx uuuix vuiiiru.
It is on Therasia, a small island of the Greek Ar
chipelago, which, with two others, forms a sort of
The inner coast presents a series of cliffs, some
times reaching to a height of 1,300 feet. On tho
top of these cuffs lies a band of pnmico stone of
uruuaui wuuencss. irom me summit ijw uuiu
slopes away gently to the open sea, and is every
where covered with a coating of tulla or pozzulo
laua, at times more than one hundred feet deep.
Here and there upon the slopes are scattered popu
lous villages. There is, however, no soil but a
friable pumice, the dust of which is raised and car
ried in eddies by very strong winds.
This pumice, when duly mixed with lime, pro
duces a hard cement, which has the quality of
great resistance to tne action of toe weather or
sea water. It has for some time been exported,
and the works at the Suez Canal have caused late
ly an increased demand for it. In quarrying, tho
tulla has lieen qnite cnt through, and beneath
have been found remains of buildings erected by
the primitive dwellers in the islands.
The first discoveries were made in Therasia.
On the -southern face of tho islands, between the
two capes in which it terminates, are vast open
quarries. The works are at tho edge of tho clilt,
and the material is hurled down some COO feet to
the base, whence it is directed by shntes into
boats. Tho workmen have been accustomed not
to cut down lo the bottom of the stratum, since
below a certain level they fonnd that tho pozzn
lolana was mixed with blocks of stone, which, lie
sides making it more difficult to work, 'reduced
its value. Those blocks lay in regular lines, and
wcro the crests of walls. There can be no doubt
that the buildings were raised to dwell in, and
that tho pnmico which covered them had not been
stirred since it first fell from the volcanoes.
Tho principal building uncovered contains six
rooms of various sizes, the largest being about 20
by 17 feet, the smallest a little more than eight
teet square, one ot the walls is earned ont so
far as to inclose a sort of court, about twenty-six
feet long, with a single entrance. Asmallerbuild
ing of one chamber has been opened close to this,
and the crests of several walls in tho neighbor
hood bear witness to the existence of houses still
buried. Tho masonry is quite different from that
at present in nso in the island, containing neither
pozzulolana nor lime. The walls are composed of
irregular blocks of unhewn lava, laid ono above
another without order, the interstices being filled
with reddish colored volcanic ashes. Among tho
walls are laid in every direction long branches of
olive wood, now for the most part so decayed that
they crumble at the first touch. Tho object of
these was to.mako the walls less rigid, and so less
subject to disturbance "from earthquake. -
Oue human skeleton was found; that of a man
of middle ae, who was doubled up in one comer
of the room ns if crashed under tho weight of tho
roof when it broke in. Much of his property es
caped destruction, and objects of various kinds
'were there; vessels of lava and earthenware, grain,
straw, bones of animals, tools of Hint and of lava.
There, was no trace of nietalSjnot even a nail in
tho wood-work of the root The pottery is of sev
eral kinds. Large, yellowish jars, holding some
times as much as twenty gallons, are the most
common. Th?y 'contain barley, peas, anise, ic.
Tbe Preclousne-s of lAtlten?.
Everything is beautiful, says D. F. Tavlor. of
tlio L.mcago Journal, wlien it is litlle,exreptsoul8;
little pig, little laiubs, little kittens, little chil
dren. Little martin tase3, or homes, are generally the
most cozy a'ld hanny; little villages are nearer to
being atoms of n shattered Paradise, than anything
we know of; little liipc of tho least disappoint
ment. Littlo words ore the sweetest to hear; little
charities Hy furthest, and stay longest on tho
wing; little lakes are stillest, little hearts the ful
lest, and little farms the best tilled. Little books
are tho most read, nnd littlo songs tho dearest
lot ed. And when nature would make anything
especially rare, and beautiful, she makes it .little
little diamonds, littlo pearls, little dews,
Agac's prayer is a model prayer, bnt then it is a
little pra.tcr, and the burden of tho petition is for
little. The sermon on the Mount is for little, bnt
tho last dedication sermon was an hour. Tho Ro
man said voni vidi vici I came I saw I con
quered; but dispatches now-a-days are longer than
the battle they tell of.
Everybody calls that littlo they love best on
earth. We once heanl a good sort of a man speak
of his little wife, and we fancied she must bo a
perfect bijou ofa wifo. Wo saw her; she weighed
hS!10; we were surprised. Hot then it Tvasno joke;
lie meant it. Jie couidpnt nis wuein nis neart
and have room for other things besides, and what
could she be bnt littlo T
We rather doubt the stories of geat argosies of
gold we sometimes hear of, because Katuro deals
in littles almost altogether. Life is inado np of
littles; death is what remains of them all; dav is
made np of littlo beams, and night is glorious
with little stars:
Multum in parvo much in little is the beauty
ofaU we love best, hope for most, and remember
The Sevta CaUtrem.
Early at dawn of day a countryman rose .with
his wife, and they thanked God for the new day,
and the refreshment of sleep. The rays of the
morning sun brightened the chamber, and fell on
their seven children, who lay sleeping in their
Thev looked at tho children one after another.
and the mother said : "There are seven of them.
ft Iab saw j ah sail YAvdm artanaata. aVsaaaa lmlja sra-m nHsuaslalr nlW
Alas, we shall have much titrable to provide-for"
Thus the mother sighed, for there was a dearth
in the land.
Ilut the father smiled, and said: "Behold are
there not seven, and all are asleep, and have rud
dy cheeks, and tho morning sun shines nn every
one of them, that thev look moro beautiful than
seven young roses I Mother, this bears ns wit
ness that lie who made the sun, and sends sleep,
is faithful and changes not."
When they left the chamber, they saw at the
door fourteen shoes, in a tow, always smaller and
smaller, two for each child. And the mother saw
that they were many, and wept,
' But the father answered, and said: "Mother,
why weepest UionI They have all received the
quick little feet; why shonld we bo troubled ataut
the coverings 1 The children have confidence in
us; why shonld we not confide in Him who Is able
to do more than wo can understand or ask? Be
hold, liissnn is rising! Let ns begin our day's
work, liko the sun, with cheerful countenance"
Thus ho said, and worked; and God blessed their
latars, and they earned sufficient for themselves
and their children. For faith elevates tho heart,
and love affords strength. Krumacher.
TlIErROPIIECIES AND TIIE EVENTS IN SVUIA.
A Beirnt correspondent of the Boston Congrega
Still later intelligence informs ns that the Koords
have descended upon Damascus and have carried
off vast nnmtars of women and children. Thus is
tho prophecy of Jeremiah again receiving its ful
fillment: 'Concerning Damascus, Hamath is con
fonnded", and Arnad,'for they have heard evil 'ti
dings; they are taint-hearted; there is sorrow on
the sea; it cannot be quiet. IIow is the city of
praise not left the city of my joy! Therefore her
yonng men shall fall in her streets, and all the
men of war shall lie cnt offin that day. saith the
Lord of Hosts; and I will kindle a fire in the wall
of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of
Brooding on Ont. TnocGtiT-lT yon think
long and deeply on any subject, it grows in appa
rent magnitude and weight; if you think of it too
long, it may grow big enough to exclude the
thought of all things besides. If it be an existing
and prevalent evil you are thinking ot you may
come to fancy that if one thing were done away,
it wonld be well with the human race all evil
wonld go with it. I can conceive the process by
which, without mania, without anything worse
than the workable unsoundness or the practically
sound mind, one might come to think, as the man
who wrote againststopping thought. Formyself,
I feel the force of this so deeply, that there are
certain evils of which I am afraid to think much,
for fear I shonld come to be able to think of noth
ing eke and nothing more. Irazet't Mfxiue.
Tire one thing needed to our poor humanity, is
the one dnty nearest to as at the time.
THE 9PIUNX OF TUG TUli.t.EUir.S.
ir Jons hat.
Out of the Latin Quarter,
I came to the lotir donr,
Where the two marble Sphinxes guard
The ravittm de Flore,
Two Cockneys stood by the gate, and one
Observed, aa they turned to go;
MKo wonder he likes that sort of tbln
lies a Sphinx himself, you know."
I thought, aa I walked where the garden glowed.
In the sunset's level tire,
Of the Charlatan whom the Frenchmen loathe.
And the Cockneys all admire.
Tbey call him a Sphinx it pleanea him
And If we narrowly read,
TVe shall find some truth In the flunkey' praise:
The man la a Sphinx, indeed.
For the Sphinx, with breast of woman.
And face so debonair.
Had the sleek, false pawa ofa boa, -
That could furtively seize and tear.
So far to the slionldera but if you t(Mik
The beast in reverse. 30a would find
The Ignoble form of a rraven cur
Was all that lay behind.
She lived by siring to simple folk
A silly riddle to read;
And when they failed, she drank their blood.
In cruel and ravenous greed.
But at last came one whu knew tier word.
And she perLdmt in pain and shame
This bastard Sphinx leads the same base life.
And his end will be the same.
For an (Edipns-lYople is coming fist
With swelled feet limping on ;
If they shout his true name once aloud.
His false, foul power is gune.
Afraid to fight and afraid to fly.
He cowers in ahjVct shirer;
The people will come to their own at last,
tioa is not mocked forever.
REMINISCENCES OF OLD BOB CARSON.
In the town of Arrow Kock, on the Missouri riv
er, tho celebrated mountaineer and trapper, Bob
Carson, yet lives; is hale, stout and hearty, able
and willing to mako many more like trips. He is
full of anecdotes, and gives us many hair-breadth
escapes from mountain storms nnd Indian fights.
lie says tne last tigut place lie got into was in
tho year 16'J, duringtlie Mexican war. The Mexi
cans were committing depredations, nnd had sto
len some of our government horses and mules.
Capt. Price afterwards Gen. Sterling Price was
in command of a company of United States vol
unteers, who were ever ready for a scout ora fight.
Ho was ordered to make ft detail of twelve of his
best men, and send them in search of tho stolen
property. Twelve choice and tried men were
chosen. Then came the query w ho is able nnd-
willing to take command ot tins squad I It must
lie some man who can talk with tho different In
dian tribes through which they may have to pass
in pursuit of the Mexicans.
Luckily for the squad, at this moment Bob Car
son rode up, well mounted on his favoritchuuting
horse Leo. A shout from the twelve bravo men
bid him w eleome; their object stated, and request
ing him to tako command. Nothing suited Carson
better than this.
He told Capt. Price that lie could follow a cold
trail as fast us any living man could, and to give
himself no uneasiness, that bo would bring his
twelve men luck and not loso a scalp.
The sequel shows how ho succeeded.
The second day out they strtick'tbe trail; lato
in tho evrning they i-aw in the distance a largo
party of Indians, and as they wero on frieuilly
tenns with the different tribes, Carsou and his
band hurried to overtake them, hoping to gain
some imormaiioii concerning lliu siock.
Tho Indians saw them approaching, and halted
for them to come up. As Carson ami his men
came up, his keen eye discovered that they were
on the war-path, but knowing no fear, ho rode up,
and tho Indians, 400 strong, closed wings, and
completely surrounded them. Sandivere, tho
chief, rode up to Carson, exclaiming:
"Veds tedoly" you are my prisoner!
Carson, after questioning the chief a idinrt time,
found that they were also in pursuit of lost stock,
stolen, as they considered, by tho United States
The Mexicans had told him this talu to screen
themselves. But all of their intrigue could not
induce Sandivere to release him and his twelve
The next moniing tho old chief commenced ma
king preparations to shoot and scalp his prisoners.
Carson called him asido for a talk, and finally per
suaded him to scud one of his best runners to
Cant. Price's camp, and ifHhincs were not fonnd
just as represented, that on tho fourth day of de
parture 01 said runner, at twelve o clock, he might
do with" his prisoncra as ho pleased. Tho runner
started. Carson and his men, sanguine that ev
erything would prove satisfactory to tho chief, re
mained their prisoners cheerfully and happy.
On the moniing of tho fourth day all were mo
mentarily expecting the runner to appear. Ten
o'clock came, and no runner in sight; 11, and no
runner in sight. Everything in camp was excite
ment and commotion. Sandivere was certain that
his runner had lieen foully dealt with, and in his
anger made preparations for summary vengeance.
Twelve o'clock, and no runner-insight as far as
the eye could reach.
Carson thought bis honr had come, an prepara
tions were made; and, well knowing the terms
would bo complied with, he called Sandivere, and
told him he would like to have a talk with him
taforo he and his men were shot. Carson and
Sandivere commenced their talk, Carson in the
meantime walking slowly and leisurely from the
camp, telling the chief that the horses, saddles,
blankets, etc., were all donated or willed to him,
tbe great chief, and that he was uot comjielhsl on
account of this donation to divide them among his
IT3rtrhrfWTWTn'nchTnTerrstel and pleased with
f Al-f .!.. ! AH.l 1-M 41. If il. ... - - ? -! A .
this donation, and by this time thev wero eiirhtv
to ono hundred yards from the Indian camp, when
Carson, with the dexterity of an old mountaineer,
pulled from his boot leg an ugly looking holster
pistol, cocked and presented it directly at the face
of the old chief, exclaiming :
"Stand, sir! yon are a prisoner."
"What do yon mean f asked Sandivere.
"Fmean just what I ray if you move one inch
you are a dead man."
The Indians, seeing their chief indanger, started
to his rescue, bnt Carson told him to motion his
men back, or be would shoot him on the spot.
The old chief, well knowing tbe man he bad to
deal with, instantly complied, and motioned his
men back. Carson then told him to order np his
twelve men with their horses just as he had re
ceived them, and Leo with thcin. This was in
stantly complied with.
Carson then mounted the old chief behind one
of his men and started for Capt. Price's camp,
where Sandivere foandlliings as represented by
Carson. The runner had been there but had loot
t be trail, which hail caused the delay. Capt. Price
gave the chief many presents, and escorted him
to his tribe. He afterwards was a tme friend to
the whites, and in many instances did very valua
Thns by the coolness, cunning and downright
bravery of Bob Carson, thisdevotedband of twelve
brave men were rescued from certain death. Par
ties right here were with Carsou at that time, and
can vouch for tbe truth of the above statement.
Long live Bob Carson.
Bllemce la Xatare.
It is a remarkable and very instructive fact,
that many of the most important operations of
nature are carried on in an unbroken silence.
There is no rushing sound when the broad side of
sun-light breaks on a dark world and floods it
with glory, a ono brijrht wave after another falls
from the fountain, millions of miles away. There
is no creaking of heavy sxlrs or groaning of cum
brous machinery, as the solid earth wheels on its
way, and every planet and system performs its
revolutions. Tbe great trees bring forth their
boughs and shadow-the earth beneath then; the
plant cover themselves with buds, and tho buds
lmit into flowers; bat tlw whole transaction is
unheard. The chance from snow and winter
wind- to the blosannrf and fmits and sumJilne of
summer is M-cn 111 its tloir devu&pibot, but there
is scarcely a sound to tell of the mighty transfor
mation. The solemn rlumt rfthe, ocean, as it
raises its unchanged and nneeasing voice, the roar
of the hurricane, and the soft aotcs of the breeze,
the rushing of the mountain river, nnd the thun
der of the black-browed storm, all this is the mu
sic of praise, breaking in on the universal calm.
There is a lesson for ns here. The mightiest work
in the Universe Is the most unobtrusive-
"GCTTZR SNIPES" is tbe latest name for partly
smoked cigars among the juvenile smokists.
WHOLE NUMBER, 732.
AX En WSTEU nVTSn.VND.
Letter fromaVnuneWire to her Anntln-Uistoa.
. . Kw" York, June, 1871.
3Ir Dkar Acnt: Although yon told me when
I mvitrd yon to my wedding, that I was too young
to man-, and not capable of choosing a partner
properly, and with due consideration, I know- that
J 011 feel I was wiser than you thought. In select
ing dear Orlando, I havo gained a most affection
ate and atteutive husband, and one whohas neith
er a fault nor a vice. Heavens! what must agirl
suffer who finds herself united to a dissipated per
ron, neglectful of her, and disposed to seek tho
society of unworthy persons, who drink, smoke,
and do all sorts of dreadful things!
Thank cores, Orlando u iierfrethn.'
To-day is my eighteenth birth-dav. nnd webavn
beeu married n year. We keep house now; ami I
can mako pretty good pi, only the nndercnist
will lie damp. However, I think that must be
the oven. Once I pnt peppermint in the pudding
instead of lemon flavoring but then Orlando was
trying to kiss me, right before the girl, w ho didn't
much like either of ns coming into the kitchen at
The flowers are coming up beautifully in tho
back garden. We sowed a great many seiiL but
hardly expected to see many plants. "Among thn
most numerous is one variety, with a very larga
leaf, that scratches one's lingers, and don't smell
nice. Iw011derwl1.1t it isf Orlando frightens
1110 by talking about weeds; hut sccdsalwayscouia
np, don't they f
Dear Orlando! I come kick to him again so
excellent, temperate and tnie. Tell all tho girls
to marry as soon as they can, if they can find a
hnsliaiid like mine.
I hare but 0110 -trial business takes him so
much from me. A lawyer Ml'ST attend to his busi
ness, you know; mid sometimes they carry on tlm
cases until two at night. Often has he examined
w 1tnesM.1t until half past twelve, and come homo
perfectly exhausted. And the nasty things ,will
smoke, so that hisdear coat quitesmclls of it. And
iMnakcs him as ill as it does me; I havo to air it -and
sprinkle the lining w ith cologne water, taforo
he dares to pnt it on again.
I had a terrible flight tho other night, dreadful.
Orlaudo had told 1110 that business I think ho
said a case of life or death would detain him late.
So I sat up as nsiial,withabook,and did not worry
unlil one o'clock. After thafl was a little anx
ious I confess, and caught a cold in my head, peep
ing through the up stairs' w iudow blinds; for,
dear aunt, it was not until three o'clock that
I heard a cab driving up tho street, nnd saw it
top at our door; then I thought I should Clint,
for I wa.s sure that some dreadful accident had
haiqieneil to Orlando.
I ran down to open the door, and Mr. Smith, a
friend of Orlasd'o's, who is not, I confess, vwy
much to my tastc such a red-fared, noisy man
was just supHrtiug my dear boy up the steps.
"Oh, what has hapjiencdf" cried I.
"Don't ta frightened. Mrs. AVhite," said Sir.
Smith. "Nothing at all, only White is 11 little ex
hausted. Application to business will exhaust a
man, and I thought I'd bring him home."
"All righ', Belle," said Orlando; "Smith tells tho
tnith I'm exhausted."
And. dear aunt, ho was so much so that he spoke
quite thick, and couldn't stand up w ithoiit totter
ing. Mr. Smith was kind enough to help him.np
stairs; and belaid on the bed w prostrated that I
thought ho was going to die. Then I remembered
the French brandy 011 gue me in case of sick
ness. I ran to get it.
"Hare a little brandy and water, dear," I said.
"Tho very thing. Sinithisuxhatistcd, too. Giro
some to Smith," aid lie.
And so I reproathnl myself for not having
thonglit of it tafore Mr.Smith was goue. But' I
gavo a glass to Orlando, and, under Providence, I
think it saved his lifej for, oh, how bad b was.
"Bella," said he, quite faltering in his speech,
"the room is going around so fist that I can't
catch yonr rye And besides there's two of you,
and I don't know which is w hich."
I knew these were dreadful symptoms.
"Take a drink, dear,-" said I, ""and I'll try to
wake Mary, and send her for tho doctor."
"Xo," said he, "111 ta all right in tlo morning.
I'm all right now. Here's your health. You're
brick. I " nnd over Lo fell, fast asleep.
Oh, why do men think mj much of moaor mak
ing? Is uot health tatter than anything else f
Of course, as hn bad laid down in his hat, I took
that off first And I managed to divest him of his
coat. But when it came to his boots dearest
aunt, did you ever take off a gentleman's boots 1
Probably not, as you nro a single lady what a
task! How do thoy ever get 'era out I pulled
and pulled, and shook and wriggled, and gave it
up. But it would not do to leave them bu nil
night; so I went at it again, and at last one camo
off so suddenly; and over I went on tho floor, and
into his hat, which I hail put down there for a
minute. I could have cried. And the other came
offthosamo way, just as liard and just as sudden
at least. Tlicu I pnt a soft blanket over Orlando,
and sat in my sewing-chair all night. Oh, how
heavily ho breathed! And I had, as yon may fan
cy, tho most drculfwl fears. He might have killed
himself by over-application tolmsiness, forall that
I knew. Tho perfect ones go first, it is said.
However, imagine my delight, when, lato on
the next day, be was able to sit up, eat a slice ot
toast, and drink a strong cup of tea, and declared
himself much tatter, though his head acbeL
How happy I was I I found in) self laughing
over a little incident that had occurred that after
noon, as thongb I had never had any trouble. A
lady's glove fell ont of Orlando's pocket, and tho
fragments ofa boqnet. The taquct, he had of
course, taught for mo, thinking to ta home early,
ami tlio glove ho found in the street. Anil I pro
tended to tajealons, and pnllcd'his whiskers for
Oh, how differently should I have felt had any
thing happened to my beloved Orlando! He lias
not had mi exhausting a flay since, and I think
sees the folly of over-work; though if courts -will
keep ojien so late, what can poor lawyers ilof I
think it is very inconsiderate of tlie Judge. I
woudcr'if ho has a wife mean old thing.
lallatt' Jsae festival la tae SalBaeeock Hill.
Yesterday the annual June festival of tho tribes
of Indians quartered in Shinnecock hills, Long
Island, was witnessed by a large conconrpo of
whites. At 10 o'clock everything for tho ceremony-was
in readiness, and King David Pharaoh,
chief of the trita, moved forth from his tent with
a largo and dirty protocol in his hand. Ho was
followed by five men, who assisted him to a stand
decorated with forest flowers. From each of tho
many cabins cabie women and children, all hum
ming an Indian song of worship. When t hay had
assembled before tho king's throne, they sang in
chorus a hymn which the San repirter was unable
to report. This finished, all IVnt on" one knee,
and an old white man liegan to pray. This man
lives with the trilic, and is. recognized as thn
great medicine man. His prayer was long and
loud. After the prayer the assemblage) liegan to
shont another hymn, audmoredaround the throne.
When this bad lieen rnnclnth-d, King David with
his protocol arose and made divers motions in the
air. He then liegan to speak, and becoming ex
cited, the perspiration rolled down Ids cheeks.
He talked about -the Great Spirit, theliappy hunt
ing grounds, the departed braves, the prosperity4
of the tribes, gave some advice to the whites that
he said might save their scalps, and ended with a
blessing upon tbe aw-uih!cd group. Fires wero
then lighted. The aborigines formed in proces
sion and marched around them, each oue throw
ing in a piece of evergreen. Tills concluded tho
exercises. In tho afternoon tho Indian sporU
were greatly enjoyed by the children. These In
dians worship bnt once a year, on tbe first .Sun
day in June, nnless some itinerant preacher comes
along. . Many attempts have been made to attach
tbcr.i to some chnich,'but they only mock, tho
King David Pharaoh is an eddity. He is tall
and stoops, though he Is stout and powerful. His
eyes are peculiar, one being a brown and tbe other
a mixed grey, one bright and the other did!. Out
of the grey eyo he soes imperfectly. Hewasstong
by a bee some time ago. "The brown was com
pletely closed, and be had, to be led ataut like a
chibi, Hcisabont45"yusofagr!. Tho pratoctl ,
which he carried has beenhauded down for threo
generations, nail was st 0:10 time in thepoaieusion
vj tho Huron tribe. Aiir YoriSax.
SoNKCKRSARrisfimtn the mind, that a late
philosopher says ifyu should build schools with
ont play-groun.1, nottaly would get beyond sho;t
UivUiou iu a life-time.