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IX JIUSSER'S BUILDING. Corner of 3f nin nnd Penn Sin., nt SI.OO PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE; Or t1.25 if not j>*id in dv*nr*. Acceptable Correspondence Solicited, t£TAddroet all letters to "MILLHEIM JOURNAL." A Leave-inning. £he will not smile; She will not stirt I marvel while 1 look on her. The ltpe are ohilly And will not speak) The ghost of a lily In either cheek. Her hair—ah me! ller hair —her hair! How helplessly My hands there! But my caresses Meet not hers, 0 golden tresses That thread my team! 1 kiss the eyes On either lid, Where her love lies Forever hid. 1 cease my weeping And smile and say, ] will be sleeping Thus some day! —Jamtt W'hiteomb Riley Among the Buffaloes. Whoever desires to shoot a buffalo on the soil of America must do it very soon. It is said, by good authority, that there are now left on the Contin ent but two large herds. Of course there are a good many scattering groups yet to he found; but the red men are rapidly procuring the best weapons, and the number of English men and Americans who glory in the hunt is increasing with every year, and at the rate at which the lords of the prairies have been slaughtered for some time past, there will scarcely be a buffalo in the country five years hence. State legislatures may do what they please in trying to protect this noble game from destruction, but it will be all in vain. The laws are not enforced, and cannot be enforced without the presence of an army larger than that required to keep the Indians in subjec tion, and to any one at all conversant with the country it seems certain that the poor buffalo "must go." The pursuit of this noble game is most inspiring sport, and a chapter of the actual experiences of a hunting party for a month would prove very attractive reading. It would be sometimes terribly thrilling, and at others indescribably laughable, for both tragedy and comedy have their place in this wild life. Suppose I give a single instance of each ? A few years ago a gentleman from one of the Eastern 6tates spent some weeks in the buffalo country, and dur ing his stay had the following very re markable experience. He had been out one day for several hours without finding game, and, as the weather was excessively hot, had stopped to rest be neath a large cotton-wood tree, which stood on a gently sloping hill about half-way up its side. lie laid his rifle on the beside him, and had near ly fallen asleep, when he was roused by a sound as if an riny were inarch ing past. Accustomed to life on the prairies, ho instantly guessed what it meant, and springing to his feet and glancing in the direction whence the sound came, he saw a herd of a thousand buffaloes pouring over the hill at a terrific pace, and coming directly to ward hirn. Quick as thought he saw what he must do, and in less time than it takes to tell i. he had hidden himself away behind the trunk of t e tree under wh<ve boughs lie had been reclining. ile knew the herd must divide in passing 11 e tree, and at the speed they they w.ie ;oing it seemed probable that the tts would rush past with out " "sfVMr g h .in. On <*ame the great herd with thun ckrrg tread, and, dividing right and U.V.. invent past the tree 011 either side so closely that he could have touched them v ith his hand. lie supposed they were simply running to rid themselves of tlies, as they frequently do on a hot day; but as the last of the herd went by, he saw a strange spectacle. One of the cow buffaloes was carry ing upor her shoulders, and staggering under Urn weight of, an enormous panther. The monster's claws were sunk in the animal's shoulders and bar K, while his terrible teeth were in her throat. Evidently she had been running thus for some time, for she show* J sign 3 of weariness, and at every leap she uttered a low moan. It war a strange sight to our hunter, though the scene itself is doubtless re peated every day. It is no unusual thing for panthers to conceal themselves near a watering place, and spring upon their victims unawares. They usually select the cows, knowmg them to be less capable of long endurance; and after riding them, as in this case, till, faint with loss of blood, they fall upon the prairie, the panthers take their meals at leisure. What seems singular is that, if the monster is seen by the buffaloes, they Lite ilillhrim Journal. DEININGER & BUMULLER, Editors and Proprietors. VOL. LVII. will face him and drive him away; but if he once sets his teeth upon the throat of one of the number, the whole herd are seized with a panic and begin to run for life, leaving their unfortun ate companion to her fate. This was the case with the herd now going past; they were fleeing for their lives from their dreaded enemy. Our friend was so much surprised, the herd had gone several rods before he thought of shooting at one of them; but suddenly coming to himself, and touched with a feeling of pity for the poor beast lagging behind with the panther at her throat, he raised his rifle ami sent a ball after her torment or. It struck the panther, inflicting a severe wound. With a yell of pain he sprang from the buffalo's back, and; with tremen dous bounds started toward the tree where the hunter stood. Obviously he was now going for the hunter. The man had only a single-barreled rifle, and so, springing behind the tree, he drew Ins long hunting-knife and nerved himself for a terrible conflict. To his surprise, the wounded animal did not attack him, but sprang up into the tree with all possible speed. The foliage was dense and heavy, and in a moment the great beast was out of sight, lie supposed, however, that this was only done by the panther to obtain a foothold for springing upon its enemy, its usual custom. For a moment or two he stood grasping his knife, looking upward and dreading the attack. But to his amazement the creature did not spring, and as it still kept up an angry, groaning sound, ho con cluded that it must be badly wounded, and that, perhaps, ere it fully recov ered for the attack, he might reload his rifle. £O. thrusting his knife into the bark of the tree, that it might le ready for instant use, and keeping careful watch for the movements of his dreaded foe, he managed quietly to reload his rifle. Then creeping softly around the cottonwood,he peered carefully through the branches till he saw the panther crouched on a large limb, about thirty feet from the ground. The 1 toast did not see him, and its side was now fairly exposed. Every thing depended upon this shot, for if he missed, or only slightly wounded the creature, it might cost him his life. With a ste.-wly nerve, and a silent prayer to Ilim who holds both life and death in his hands, he raised his rifle and pulled the trigger. As the sharp crack of the rifle rang out, it was drowned by a piercing scream from the panther, who sprang wildly into the air, shot through the heart, and fell dead not ten feet from where the hunter was standing. Looking over the whole matter, he concluded that the panther hud not seen him at all, but that when struck by the first hall, he supposed he was in sonic way hurt by the buffalo, and that lie ran to the tree as the best place to escape from the rest of the herd. Whether the injured buffalo recov ered from her wounds, ho had no means of knowing, for lie did not follow up the trail. But now for an incident of the laughable sort. A couple of gentlemen, II and M went into the region of the Bad Lands of Montana, for the double purpose of hunting and taking photo graphic views of the scenery. Like all persons who visit the Far West, they were ambitious to shoot a buffalo. It was not long before an opportunity was afforded them to show their skill. One day they noticed several dark objects on the prairie two miles dis tant, and by the aid of their glasses, they made out that a small group of buffaloes were lying there in the sand. Hiding to a little grove about half a mile distant from th<-game, they dis mounted and crept through the sage brush, tili they came to a little eminence which overlooked the buffa loes, now only one hundred and fifty yards away. Here they carefully singled out a couple which were now standing, and actually tumbled them over upon the prairie, where they lay kicking and bellowing at a fearful rate. The rest of the herd scampered away a few rods, but, attracted by the cries and antics of their wounded companions, they soon stopped and stood stupidly looking at them. One old bull, more daring than the rest, began walking around the fallen ones to see what the trouble was. He at length came between the wounded animals and the hunters, and stood still for a few minutes, with head erect and every muscle ready for action —a noble picture. It was so tempt ing that II raised his rifle and fired at him. He was badly wounded, but did not fall, and as the rest of the herd took the alarm and scampered away, he tried to follow them; hut his wound so troubled him that before ho disap peared from sight in a small ravine, ho had failed into a walk. They then went back to the grove and brought up the horses, intending to follow up and secure the wounded bull. Just then an idea—a brilliant idea entered M 's head. Why not follow on till within a fair distance of the animal, and then set the camera and photograph him? The photograph of a bull buffalo, taken while the animal actually stood holding his pursuers at bay, oh! that would he immense. 80 while M—- took his rifle, II took the "machine," and they followed on after his majesty. They soon found him lying down, but he rose at their approach, and after looking about him curiously for a while, started for them at a speed which compelled their retreat, When at a safe distance,how ever, M suggested to his com panion: "Now, IT , I'll go round by that ledsre and attract the old fellow's atten tion, and you plant your camera just beside that ash-tree, and then we shall get a magnificent view of him." II assented, hut with an inward feeling that he would like to exchange places with his companion. Away went M , and shortly afterward ho appeared on the opposite ledge. It took some time for II ttf get his plates in readiness, and during this time the bull again lay down, but this time in the sage-brush, so that they could not exactly place him; but, with tripod in hand, the photograplief went carefully down the ravine. Before he was aware how near he was getting to him, up sprang the wounded bull with a mad roar and with fury in his eyes. For an instant ho glared at the intruder, and then, with a tremendous bellow, he started for him. The photograph man dropped his machine and fled. The bull first struck the machine, which he shivered into a thousand atoms, and then kept on after its owner. With all liis power, the poor fellow sprang through the sage-brush, with hair on end and coat-tail extended, and the bull close at his heels. It was ludierous beyond description. M stood on the opposite ledge, and, despito the imminent danger of his friend, was nearly unmanned by laugh ter. But he saw that something must be done, and when the mad buffalo was not more than eight feet distant from the flying photographer, M raised his rifle and sent a ball through the animal, which dropped dead in his tracks. Thuy took out the creature's tongue as a trophy of victory, and after pick ing up the fragments of the. camera, with its supporting tripod, they sought their liprscs, and journeyed on with the settled determination not to attempt to photograph another wounded buffalo, unless it should be at long range and from a safe hiding-place. The Sting of the Bee. If we press the abdomen of the bee or wasp, so as to cause the sting to protrude, we should naturally think that the sharp, dark-colored instrument was the sting itself. This, however, is not the case. The real sting is a very slender instrument, nearly trans parent, keenly pointed, and armed on one edge with a row of barbs. So ex actly does the sting resemble the many barbed arrows of certain savage tribes that, if the savages had possessed microscopes, we should certainly have thought that they borrowed the idea of the barb from the insect. What wo see with the unaided eye is simply the sheath of the sting. Many savages poison their spears and arrows, and here also they have been anticipated by the insect. But the sting is inlinite ly superior to the arrow poison. Xo poison that has yet been made, not even the terrible wourali, or curare, as it is sometimes called, can retain its strength after long exposure to the air. The upas poison of Borneo, for example, loses its potency in two or three hours. But the venom of the sting is never exposed to the air at aIL It is secreted by two long thread-like glands, not nearly so thick as a human hair, and is then received into a little bag at the base of the string. When the insect uses its weapon it contracts the abdomen, thereby forcing the sting out and compressing the venom-bag. By the force of the stroke which drives the sting into the foe its base is pressed against the venom-bag and a small amount of poison driven into the wound. As a rule, if the bee or wasp be allowed to remain quiet, it will with draw its sting, but as the pain causes a sudden jerk, the barbed weapon can not be withdrawn, and the whole ap paratus of sting, poison-bag and glands is torn out of the insect, thereby caus ing its death.— Qood Words. MILLHEIM, PA., THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1883. A PAPER FOR THE HOME CIRCLE. TIIE FAMILY DOCTOR. Swishine for Sleepless People.— Sleepless people—and they are many in America -should court the sua. The very worst soporific is laudanum, and the very best, sunshine. There fore, it is very plain poor sleepers should pass as many hours as possible iu the shade. Many women aro mar tyrs, and yet they do not know it. They shut the sunshino out of their houses and their hearts, they wear veils, they carry parasols, they do all possible to keep oIT the subtlest and yet most potent influence which is intend ed to give them strength and beauty and cheerfulness. Is" it not time to change this, and so get color and roses in our pale cheeks, strength in our weak backs, and courage in our timid souls? The women of America are pale and delicate; they may lie bloom ing and strong, and the sunlight will be a potent influence in this transfor mation. Colds. —Dr. .T. 11. Hanaford sava in Dr. Footers Health Monthly: While many of the affections attributed to an exposure, unquestionably are but an in flammation of the mucous surfaces generally dependent on the state of the stomach, there are still other forms re sulting from a sudden checking of the perspiration or an interference with the steady and necessary discharge of the waste matter of the system through the millions of pores of the skin. It is reasonable to infer that most of these are preceded by a depressed state of the body, either resulting from an exposure to too great heat—always weakening —or to sudden transitions from heat to cold, or vice versa. If, for example, one is long exposed to a heated room the temperature much higher than would be patiently endured in the sum mer—of course weakened in perspira tion, the skin relaxed, depressed in vi tal force, then to brave the bleak winds and the frosts of a winter's night, a cold of the severest form maybe reasonably expected. This results partially, at least, from the abruptness, suddenness of the transition. It is also true that a similar effect is induced by the sud denness of the change from a cold and moist air to a dry and hot air, with the temperature too high, as in public speaking or in most forms of brain la bor. It is safe, therefore, to seek an intermediate temperature, remaining for a time in an intermediate tempera ture —not long enough to become really cold, but simply to avoid the results of exposure to extremes of heat and cold. Be comfortable. Asbestos. Some very fine specimens of asbestos, says the Virginia (New) Enterprise, are being found in the Bishop Creek country. Contrary to the popular no tion, this mineral is generally found in volcanic regions. The fiber of the specimens shown is from four to six inches in length, and is soft and silky. A strand of it can be tied into a knot, same as llax liber. It is found in what, from the description of it, appears to be serpentine rock, and not very far from the crater of an extinct volcano. In the rough, the mineral looks like so many roots of tho beech tree, but on being beaten with a mallet or hammer, the whole becomes a mass of white liber, with a sort of satin luster. It is said that great planks or slabs of the raw material may be procured. The ordinary asbestos is used in the manu facture of a sort of plaster for coating steam drums and for fireproof paint; but this, it seems, might be spun and woven into a lire-proof cloth that would be useful for some purposes. It might be made into drop curtains for theaters, and for partitions in places where it is necessary to guard against the spread of fire—that is, could be utilized in making curtains to drop across halls and passages in large build ings in case of lire. Tapestry or wall paper made of this material would be a great safeguard against fire. A Witch. Witches aro still common in the west of England. A Plymouth witoh has lately caused a good deal of dis comfort to a seafaring young man. He set sail with a smack-owner of Brix ham, as a member of the crew, but his health suffered in his maritime adven ture, and a physician advised him that he was in danger of losing his eye sight. The master of the smack bade the young mariner consult a white witch at Plymouth, and the sufferer took his advice. The white witch boldly declared that not the invalid but the whole smack was under a spell, and suffering from the wiles of sor cerers. The master and the lad visited the witch together, but thg spell could not be removed. The youth then went into an infirmary, and recovered not only his health, but wages from his master. But the witch will continue to drive trade in Plymouth. Figures of Interest. The vastness of the sum which would have resulted from an invest ment of one million dollars, tirade at the time the Pyramid "Cheops" was built (if it had then been possible to have so "planted" or lodged it, or its equivalent, that it would have, in any wise, increased at an average rate of one per cent per annum), it is very difficult to comprehend. The figures given in the last line of the table printed hereon, we will not attempt to enumerate, hut simply write the total there shown (resulting in 3900 years at one per cent interest,) as fol lows: 4,052,555,153,018.97G,267,000,000 dollars. We thus leave tlie rentier to suit his own notions in regard to enumeration. Wo remark, however, that if so vast a sum as the foregoing should he divided equally among the 1,400,000,000 men, women and child ren now inhabiting the globe, each (including all the babies) would have the very handsome fortune of $2,894, 000,000, an amount sullicient to buy the City of New York,for a winter res idence, and also the northern portion of the state itself in which to recreate in the summer, and still have a residue largo enough to buy half the states ol Delaware and lihode Island, to hole lor any possible heir ol the next gen eration. Or this residue would bt large enough to secure the control, in great measure, at least, of the chiel railway and other transportation sys tems of the United Mates. If the evidence! of wealth that would have thus grown should all be canceled except in one isolated case, that one, when he arrived at man's estate,could, under existing laws, make a continent dance whenever he should choose to pipe. The Pyramid Kings reigned about 4000 years ago. One of the Pyramids of the Gizeb group (Cheops) now standing, covers 18 acres, and is 4*o leet high. Herodotus says 100,000 men worked 20 years in building this sepulchral monument. At one cent per day, the cost for labor jilone would therefore have been six million dollars. If one-sixth of this amount (or one million dollars) had lodged at that period where it would have in increased at the rate of one per cent, (and a small fraction additional, so as to make the increase even three-fold each 100 years) the toUl row would be as shown in the ao i-mpanying table: At tho timo "Cheops" was built - (?1 mi lion In I<K) \ r.aid ------- 3 " " S(H) " 243 " " KKX) " 59 019 " " 1500 " ... - 14 348 907 " "2 >OO " --- 3,486 784 401 • 25 >0 ... 847 288 6 9 413 "3<>oo " - - 205 891.132.<'94 649 "3500 " -50 031 545," 98 990 707 " " 39J0 " 4.052 555.153,018 976.237 " Origin of Blizzard. In the North American Review Air. Tucker looks up the origin of several Americanisms, among which is the vig orous newcomer "blizzard." It is hard ly necessary to say that the word bliz zard, as now understood, is a terrific storm, with low barometer, light clouds or none at all, and the air full of parti cles of snow, is the form of dry, sharp crystals, which, driven before the wind, bite and sting like fire. The term is said to have made its first appearance in print about the year 1860, in a news paper called the Northern Yitulicator, published at Estherville, Minn. Its etymology can only be guessed at, but there luis been no lack of guesses. The English word "blister," the French "Ixmilard," the German "blitz," the Spanish "Brisa," the surname "Bliz zard" (said to be common around Bal timore), an unpronounceable Sioux term, and the Scotch verb "blizzen"— all these and other words have been suggested with various degrees of im probability JUS the origin of the term. Mr. Tucker's conjecture is that it is simply an attempt, not wholly unsuc cessful, to represent the whistling and "driving" noise of a terrible storm. Quick as A Wink. When the professor of chemistry at Oxford, Sir Benjamin Brodie, was ex perimenting on a peculiarly explosive fluid of his own discovery, and was holding a small bottle of this fluid be tween his eyes and the light, either through the tremulous motion or the warmth of his hand the fluid exploded with such violence as to blow to pieces —to dust, in fact—the bottle which contained it; and his first thought was, "I am blinded; this glass has been driven into my eyes, and I shall never see again." Upon putting his hand to his eyes, however, ho found that the glass had gone entirely into the outside of his lids, and that his eyes were per fectly safe. Either the flash of light or the explosion (which occurred first is not known) had called forth an in stantaneous respondent muscular movement, which protected his eyes by the closure of his eyelids. Terms, SI.OO Per Year in Advance. WAR'S HORRORS. ▲ Vivid Description of the Bottle of Franklin, It was the 30th of November, 1864. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon the line of battle was formed, Stewart on the right, Cheatham on the left, their right and left flanks, interlocked like Par thian shields, composing the center. General Stephen D. Lee's corps was held in reserve. Cleburne's position was in the center; his division formed in three battle lines, and he at its head. Thus arranged, Ilood's line was nearly two miles long, advancing, curved like a Mussulman's cimeter, with the blade to the foe. But let us follow Cleburne. Bugles were blowing, drums beating, and bands playing. A courier dashed up to Cleburne's presence, and soon the word "Attention!" was given, then "Forward, inarch!" and the column passed over a hill and through the little skirt of woods. Soon they emerged into an open field and steadily they passed on with "proper cadence" to ward blood and death. The Federal batteries began to open. First came solid shot bounding over the earth and tearing crashing through the ranks, the shrieking shells flew through the air on the wings of destruction, burst ing under and above and around the men, and. at every explosion unbinding more evils than ever flew from Pando ra's box. Twilight was coming on. "Forward men!" was repeated all along the line. A living sheet of lire was poured into their ranks. But the men pressed forward until the terrific roar ran from center to flank, from wing to wing. Night came and the two armies fought like two blind giants in despair. Cleburne's old war cry rang out above the din of arms: "Follow me, bo\>!" Once again, and again, and again seven times, Cleburne's division, and, in deed. all of Ilood's army, charged the breastworks. And once again, and again, and again, seven times were they repulsed. Every time they formed and reformed under a in- st galling tire. At one time, just after dusk, Cleburne captured a portion of the works and turned the guns of a Federal battery on their former owners; but it was only for a few moments —a little silver rift in the battle clouds that enveloped him in darkness. It was the hottest fire Cleburne had ever met. It was but one stream of blazing hades. Con federates were on one side of the breast works and Federals on the other. Men fell flat on their faces and fired from behind the bodies of their dead com rades. Dead soldiers filled the intrench ments. Blood made the earth as slip pery as an ice-pond. Thus the firing was kept up until after midnight, and gradually died out. But both armies held their own. The Confederates passed the night where they were, just outside the breastworks. The Feder als, only a few feet off, held their cover until near daybreak, when they quietly marched back to Nashville. But when the morrow's sun began to light up the sky the surviving sol diers looked out upon a sad battlefield. The dead were piled one on top of the other in awful heaps, and wounded seemed thicker than the uncounted stars. Horses, like men, had died game upon the defenses. Cleburne's body lay there on the top of the breast works, ghastly in the sleep of death, pierced with forty-nine bullets, through and through. His mare had her fore feet on top of the works, dead in that position. Not far from where Cleburne lay was seen the dead body of General Adams. His horse had his forefeet on one side of the works and his hindfect on the other, dead. The general seems to have been caught so that he was held to the horse's back, sitting bolt upright in his saddle, as if living, riddled and torn with balls. General Stahl lay by the road-side and his horse by his side, lioth dead, and .all his staff. General Gist from South Carolina was lying with his sword, reaching across the breastworks, still grasped in his hand. He, too, was dead. General Cranberry of Texas and his horse was seen, horse and rider, right on top of the breast works, dead. All dead. Four thou- sand five hundred soldiers all lying side by side in death. Thirteen Con federate generals were killed and wounded. Six brothers, members of a Mississippi regiment, were all dead. "This was the bloodiest picture iu the book of time." Johnny and Tommy were playing out in a street where there was much fast driving, and where they had been forbidden to go. "Hello," said Johnny, "there comes a spanking team." "Where?" replied Tommy. "Right across the street there; it's your mother and mine, and we'd better cut sticks and get out of this," which they did, with their mothers after them. NO. 11. A Spanking Team. 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The Silver Lining. © life oould lie in shadow Unless tho world were lljfhtj Were Justice not eternal No deadly wrong could blight. C)n passion's burned-out ashes The purest lieart-plnnts arej Grows peace, to bless us ovci. On the red soil of war. Unto the oldest ruins The greenest mosses cling j n the fierce blast of winter Is felt the breath of spring! —Clarence Boutellc PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. The mother of Josh Billings is nine ty-two years old. She evidently re solved to live until her son learns how to spell. The Cinciunatians call everything that has a noise to it a "musical festi val." from the visitation of a hand orgaD to a witek of grand opera. A correspondent tells an anecdote of an old woman, who when her pastoi said to her, "Heaven has not deserted you in your old age," replied, "No, sir, I have a very great appetite stilL" "Do you realize—have you reflected over it—Angelina?" whispered Clar . cnce to his betrothed. "Only twe weeks more and we shall be one! But remember, darling, I am to be thai one." Some heartless wretch caught twe cats, tied them by the tails, and flung them into the cellar of a church. Th< residents of the vicinity heard the noise the animals made, but thought it was the choir rehearsing. "You make me think," John Wil liams said, dropping upon a sofa besidt a pretty girl one Sunday evening, "ol a bank whereon, the wild thyme grows." "Do I?" she murmured; "it is so nice; but that is pa's step in the hall, and unless you can drop out of the front window before I cease speaking, you'll have a little wild time with liiiu, m> own, for he loves you not," Gamhetta and the Uuitcd States Ex-Governor 11. C. com missioner-general of the United States to the Paris international Exposition of 187S, furnishes This reminiscence of Gambetta: At the distribution of the prizes awarded by the juries at the exposi tion, which took place in October at the old Palace of Inilustrv on the 9 • Champs Elysees, in the presence of 20,000 people, he stood with M. Grevv, (now president of the republic), and the members of the chamber of depu ties upon a platform behind that, occupied by President MeMahon and the foreign princes in attendance. When the soldiers and guards of each country represented at the exposition entered the building in procession, carrying their national flags, Gambetta was among the first to recogni-e the American ensign, and he may be said to have led in the tremendous out burst of applause, unequalcd duri.-g the day, wi h which the va.,t assem blage greet"d the little band of thirty United States marines. So nark'J was his enthusiasm that on the follow ing morning the Figaro , the notorious Bonapartist and sensational journal o" Paris, took him and those of tho deputies who joined him in the de monstration to task, for an ill-timed and uncalled for expression of repuW can sympathy in the presence of the Prince of Wales and the other repre sentatives of royalty. Gambetta wu3 greatly interested in the part taken bj the United States in the exposition, and thought our example would he of much political value to France. K# said, as I wrote in my official report to the secretary of state; "we wanted and were very glad, to show to our people the triumphs of genius and in dustry obtained under your free insti tutions." After the close of the expo sition by invitation, I visited Gambetta in liis private apartment over the office of his daily newspaper, the licpublique Francaise. I asked him when we might expect to see him in the United States. He answered, with a heavy drawn sigh, that lie had long looked with the fondest expectations to such a visit. I told him of the admiration of our peo ple for his sturdy devotion to republi can government and principles, that he was a hero with them, and could be assured of a magnificent reception throughout the States. He answered that he had already received many evidences of the friendship of the Americans, and that it would delight him beyond measure to make a study in person of the "model republic." "But, alas," he added, "a short and hurried visit to so great a country would be unsatisfactory, and I know not when it will be possible for me to command the time for any other. I seem bound by private and official ties which prevent my leaving France evea 1 for recreation."