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Gerniau Cradle Song.
(Ussp. heart-loved babv ! my Jartiti* art thou.
Close quick thy little blue eye-peep* new;
All arc and quiet and (till ae the night.
Sleep, and ill watch till thou wok eat ao bright
Angela from heaven ae lovely a* thou,
Float round thy cradle, and enule on thee now
Later, tie true, yee ! they'll hover etill neat,
Only to dry from thine eye the ead tear.
Juat now, my lambkin, la golden the day
Later, ah. later! 'twill not be ao gay .
When norm we at ft ret thy cradle surroand.
Then, darling baby, thoti'lt not eleep ao eonnd
Sleep, heart-loved baby' although oomee the
Motlier will ait near thy cradle in eight.
Be it eo early, or be It ao late.
Mother love, darling. atiU watches thy fate
The Ceatnrj.
Threagh storm m l calm Ik* yean have led
Oar nation on from stage to stage.
A osnturv'a (pace, until we tread
The threshold of another age
We see where o>r our pathway swept
A torrent rtrvam of Moot and Are .
And thank the £u*.\iiai> jxwer who kept
Our sacred league of Siatee enure
Oh ! checkered I Ton of yrarw, farewell.
With all thy elrtfne and hopes and fear* j
But with u* let thy ui<-uion<s dsell
To (inn and tract the cutting years
And i hott. the new beginning age,
Wartnrd by the past, and not in vain ,
Write n a falter, wh.ter page
Tho record of thy happier r.igu.
M U.IUW i 'wllra /b-y on:.
" It's a perfectly rxqnitute piece of
lace, papa."
" 1 dare -ay, Fk>r.
" But I want you to look at it."
"I shouldn't know anv wre about it
if I did."
" Well, then, 1 wiu.t v u to buy it."
" Buy it! What for I '
•' Why, for me."
" Pey five hundred 1 dlars for a hand
kerchief for you t"
" l'es, indeed. Why, {>apa, I should
tlxiuk it was something atrocious. All
the other girls have them, although
certainly litis is a little, the least little
nicer than th-ira. 1 don't know why
Lacy should have a nicer handkerchief
than I, just because she married. Any
body else would say it was enough to be
married, and so let me hare the hand
kerchief. Married womeu have evety
thing—love and lace and diamonds.
Now, papa, jos-t take oat your pocket
book." It was a coaxing voice.
"Do you suppose I carry flve-hun
dred-dollar lulls iu my poak el book ?"
"It makes no odds. Your check
book, then. I've set my heart on it,
it's snch a beauty. If you only look at
it—look at that wreath of flowers so
delicately shaded; here the close work
in the light, you ace, there the open
work in the shade, so perfect yon can
quite fancy the colon; and all done in
this one thread. See, papa, there's s
dew.lrop, that round hole in the mesh."
" Nonsense, Flor; I can't see anything
of the kind there."
" That's because your eye isn't edn
cated, sir. Mine is; fori have studied
other people's laces t.ll I could almost
work them. That's a good man! I knew
you would. You always do. One, two,
three !" And then there was a shower
of kisses and tinkling laughter. And
that was the conversation of a million
aire and his daughter that Luciau Mal
vin heard over the open transom o: the
next room to his in the hotel where he
staid overnight a year or two ago, seeing
maither people nor handkerchief, and
aghast at the thought of a handkerchief
costing Ave hundred dollars, which was
one-third of the mortgage on his little
place, that he wa* trying to pay off,
heart and soul—a conversation that now
recurred to him in a moment of real
agony, as the housemaid stood before
him holding a little limp rag iu her
hand that she had juri snatched out of
the waahtub, and tliat last night was a
bitoor. r dainty lace that Miss Rose Mer
cier had called her handkerchief, and
had given him to bold daring the galop.
Good heavens, how was he ever going
to restore it!
He was a young lawyer, just entering
upon what in time would probably be
fine practice, but which was n >w rather
empirical. He hitl started in the race
for wealth and honor with good legal
ability, good name, and good morals,
and with no other impedimenta than a
little patrimony in the shape of a mo Jest
dwelling in the suburbs, which he had
been obliged to mortgage for the m* ans
to get a part of his education and bb
profession, which mortgage he was stru
ng to pay off, that he might begin the
future clear of the world. He was a
handsome fellow, this Lucian Malvin,
an ambitions one too, in some degree,
aud very nearly as proud as Lucifer.
He used to feel many a pang in the as
sociation with those so much wealthier
than himself to which certain circam
staDoos had subjected him. He had
had an important case accidentally
thrown into his hands, an J iiad acquitted
himself so well that the wealthy clitwt
took him up and would not let him
down ; and when Lucian remonstrated
that it was out of his power to keep up
such association, aud was mortifying to
his pride besides, the client had assure 1
him it was not piide, but vanity, that
was mortified, and that the way to be as
wealthy as those he met was to keep
their cjtnpany and get their case* ; anil
he thought, ou the whole, tbst perhaps
his friend was right, and ho began to
yield with an ignoble motive, had never
theless become very fond of the ways of
the people to whom wealth hail given
every opportunity of culture and grace,
and who knew how to treat life like a
work of art. Moreover, it was not a
little that he was petted by various of
these good people. Certuin motherly
ladies made him at home with them,
and won bis confidence and hisaffection,
notably Mrs. Barnetta. Parents with
gfood rentrolls of their own, as Mrs.
Barnetta used to tell him, were not so
insistent in the matter of rentrolls as of
virtue and talent in their daughters'
husbands; aud he was invited here and
there, and given to understand a great
deal more than ho choose to under
stand. Proud as Lucifer, as it was
previously stated, he was going to marry
no heiress of them all and be the thrall
of her money; he could not marry a
rich woman, he could not marry a poor
one. When he married, he was going
to give, not take, aud at present he had
nothing to give. Perhaps he wonld
have been a nobler person if he had not
been quite so strenuous in this matter
of obligation ; but then, as Mrs. Barnetta
•I, ne wonld not have been Lucian
Malvin, and Lucian Malvin was a very
good fellow, after all, and there are few
of us but have our faults. ,
It was among these people that he
happened to meet ltosa Mercier. She
had come from a distant place, aud was
visiting his pleasantest acquaintance;
and certainly the house was pleasanter
still after her sunshiny little presence
dawned on it. It seemed as if, for in
stance, there never Lad been any flowers
in the house before, although it had
always been overflowing; it seemed as if
PRKI). KURTZ, Mditor and 1 *ropriotor.
there had leon no mu*ic thore.no light,
or color, or cheer; and now the place
wo* too dangerously delightful for a
yonug man who did not want to many
to freqnenL She wan *nch a lovely lit
tie thing, not exactly beautiful, that m.
ahe wrottld not have been beautiful in a
picture, lnt iu flesh and blood, and iti
Luciau Malviu'a eves, ahe was exceed
ingty beautiful, with her aoft cilor, her
dear dark gaae, and tier bright hair that
broke into a cloud of sunny ring* about
her aweet face, auch a gentle gayety
went with her wherever ahe did, snob a
tender grace of manner, too, in the in
terval* of her buoyant spirit*, her voice
wtw such a warbling voice, her way*
were auch winsome ways. Luciau
Molviu fell that he muat for* wear her
prtweure unless he wanted to inak< life
a burden to himself; and he ceased going
to Mrs. Harriett*'a, where alie wa* stay
iug, almost as suddenly as day forsake*
the horison in that dreary season when
twilight* are net.
But if he ecnld shut himself out from
the Bainettaa', he could not shut Mia*
FLea oat from general society; and go
where he would, he met her almost
nightly, laughing gayly, singing swectiy,
dancing lightly, till he declared to him
self that if this was going to last, he
ma? t indeed cease going out at all. But
that was a little too much; he did not
know how positively to deuy himself the
mere sight of her. Yet things were
growing very precarious when he ooald
not take a book but he saw that blush
iug face slide in between the page*,
when he ooald not make oat a writ
without being in danger of slipping her
name into the blanks, when he heard
the delicious voice murmuring m hut
ears when he walked, and walked all
night with the little spirit when he
.ilept. He made a compromise with
himself—it was all he could—and de
clared that at any rate he would not
dance with her again.
It was an idle effort. He might al
most as well have danced with her as
have stood looking at her, quite uncon
scious of his general air, and all the lov
er in his glance. Mrs. Barnetta beck
oned him to her side ; he stood there
just as Rosa came up from her prome
nade and left the arm of one osvalier to
be carried off by another. " You are
not dancing, Mr. Malvin i" she said.
"Oh, would you hold my fan and hand
kerchief I" He followed them with his
eye again as the music crashed into a
dashing galop.
What right hail that other man with
his clasp about this darling t why did
she so ffer it f what decency was there iu
the society which commanded snch sac
rificef In his embrace—whirling wild
iy to this wild music !
"You do hate him, don't you I" said
Mrs. Barnetta, in his ear. "If looks
ooald slay"— He started. Was he car
lying hw heart upon his tleeve for daws
to peck at I "Ob, I don't pity yon a
hit," laughed Mrs. Barnetta, low toned.
And f atting oat her hand, she took Ro
sa's fan and opened it as she talked.
"Anybody," said she, "with such a
power of making misery, ought to en
i'7 >L"
" I—l beg your pardon, Mrs. Brrnet
ts, but if you read me riddles, I must
ask you also to be their sphinx."
" Oh, no ; it was the function of th<
sphinx to proponud the riddle*, not t<
solve them." And Mrs. Barnett
laughed her low, pleasant laugh. "Yon
io not oome to as any more," she said
" And as I u*ed to be in your onnfldenct
liefore yon deserted me. I can imagine
the re*-on. I do not like to say it is ver'.
shabby treatment of an old friend. 0
course I cannot say that it is rude. Bui
if yon do not dance with Miss M- rciei
this evening, I shall be fearfully t ff -nd
ed. lam not going to have my littlr
treasure made unhappy for the rake cl
the safety of the prince of all good fel
lows himself."
Lucieu changed o >lor so suddenly that
Mrs. Barnetta put out her hand in af
fright, half expecting to see him fall ;
out in a moment be was himself again.
"Do you— Is Miss Mercier " —he
began, and paused half way.
"As if I should ssy anothrr word,
and had not already said alto
gether too much!" said Mrs
Barnetta. "There, she has left dancing
and gone for an ice. What do yon think
of round danoe*, on the whole ?" And
they were, to all appearanmxf, deep in a
discussion of the subject when Rosa re
turned and swept her late partner a
courtesy, and took shelter on the other
side of Mrs. Barnetta. Perhaps she
had seen the way Lucian's eye had fol
lowed her, and it had given her a certain
illumination that made her shrink.
Just then the bund began one of the
Hungarian waltzes, a sweet aud raptur
ous measure that net the blood itself to
dancing in one's veins. Why not I Oue
last danoe, one last momeut of ecstasy,
ere he went out forever into loneliness.
Directly he hail crumpled the bit of lace
into his pocket, and wss bending tiefore
the little Bona, wuo seemed suddenly to
have lost all her light gayety, and who
put out her hand to him with a oon
-cioun burning blush upon her face that
his heart reflected in a melting glow.
And then there was no thought of pride,
or of negation, or forgetting ; the music
was swinging them at its will; they cir
cled iu each other's arms to its delicious
and delirious movement. Yet only a mo
ment was it, r few moments, s brief
sweetspaonof half oonscious time; and
then a faint recognition crept through its
spell and warned Lucian of the poison
in this honey. He was in the set of sur
render; he was about to seal his fate and
that of this dear girl; to take her away
from her father's wealth and her luxuri
ous ease, and condemn her to the cark
ing cares of poverty. All his nature re
belled; he chose not to bo swayed by
this melody of horns and strings; he
would have no passion, neither music
nor love, so master his soul as to become
the element in which it swam, an exclu
sion of thought and fear, of sight and
sound, and all other emotion; and with
his imperious determination he chose to
break the enchantment; the real world
crept back upon his senses, he heard the
tune, beyond this cloud that wrapped
them, breaking again into its distinctive
measure, aud exerting his will, he con
trolled their steps and paused at last be
side Mrs. Barnetta, and with a low bow,
and without a word, gave Rosa back into
that lady's care, and passed into the
crowd and out of the place aud home to
his losely rooms.
It was daybreak before ho sought re
pooc, walking the dttor till then, hardly
knowing wtist he did or what he
thought, but intent upon conquering
himself. He would give the World for
Ki?ea Mender's love, but ho would uot
give his pride. To tutu that pride uioant
self-resjH ef; to marrv her, the child of
opulence, tui ant either to sell hnnvlf
for a price, or to reduce her to trouble
and weariness in which hor love might
soou wear out lie did not doubt that
Im* now; without a syllable's speech,
he felt sure ttf it. While it thrilled hiui
wildly and deeply-, it ivyst a sudden sha
dow of regret, he only hoped, and
cursed hi* fate that forced him to hope
snch a thing, that presently the love
would pass, and some one who would
make her happier would claim her. At
h t gth, with maledictions iu the act, he
emptied his pxvketa of the gloves,
handkerchief, and trifles there, and
went to Ited, with the stiu coining
through the curtains, and, woru out iu
txxly and mind, slept to the hle-aed and
thorough oblivion of all the world.
Wheu he awoke it wa* late in the
day. All his trouble rushed over hitu,
but in a moment all hi* will to repel it
rose too. He dressed himself leisurely;
he meant to call that night on Must
Mercier, restore her handkerchief that
he had forgotten to give hack after the
.lance, and iu some indirect way let her
know that he intended never to marry,
aud so seal his doom beyond hope, lie
went into the next room when he had
completed his toilet, aud, after attend
iug to one or two other affairs, looked
for the handkerchief that he remember
ed to have taken from his pocket and to
have tossed upou the table there. It
was uot on the table; it was nowhere in
the room. Iu a panic, he rung the
bell; and when it was answered, iusti
luted an inquiry concerning the thing.
Yes, indeed, Susan had seen it, and
thought it was so yellow and soiled ahe
would take it down and wash it. "Lorn,
sir, it was the dirtiest little rag," she
*aid. "Just straw color. And I thought
I'd give it a run through the tub and
the bluing and make it fit to be seen."
" Good heavens!" he cried, with a
horrified flash of remembrance that the
yellower lace was the more precious wa*
it, and that it never was washed ou any
account except by people who .ltd
nothing el-e. " Let me have it at ouce."
Aud iu five minutes afterward Susan
stood before him holding up the little
limp rag, and with a pang as from a
blow of something unknown and dread
ful, the conversation that he had heard
over the transom of the hotel floor, a
year or two ago, swept back upou his
Five hundred dollars ! And gone to
grief iu a moment ! Aud he could no
more replace it than he could fly, with
out what was the same to him as at iso
late ruin. Of coarse he mu*t replace
it; be could not lie indebted, through
the stupidity of hi* servant, or through
any other means, to Miss Mercier in that
sum. Without any doubt, she valued
-ueh a bit of lace; and if anything were
needed to demonstrate to him the wis
dom of the oonrae he had decided on,
and the utter absurdity of having dared
for a single moment to look with love ou
one of these darlings of f- rtuue, it was
the fact that her handkerchiefs alone were
item* of five hundred dollars. What a
shame! what a wicked Denes*! what n
preposterous folly! How oould a young
man marry I He burned with ituLigna
tion' hen.
But to replace it ; one-thir 1 of the
*um he was saving to redeem his little
property from mortgage—all the money
be really had in the world t>eyoud that
for his daily expenses ! It wa* the ruin
f hi* hopes, hi* ambitions, hi* pride,
that scorned so to lie anybody's debtor ;
t threw him back i:i th<- race, how long!
Hut it mu*t le done. He hail a trifle
•ver five hundred dollars in the bank.
He drew hi* check for the neor*arj
yfn and folded it away in hi* pocket
'* ok. aud then went about his business
ill nightfall, when ho canto Lack to his
rea?y l oom*, and made him*. If ready
r a call at Mis. Btru^tin's.
Tue night had I ever **emed so beau
tiful, the star* so 1 irge and keen and far
dove the -srth, so remote aud cold—
•.hey typified all the d*ir and happy
things of life forev< r removed from him.
His heart wa* chilled and hi* fa % wa*
vhite when he stood at last m Mr*.
Uaruetta'* drawing room.audshe floated
forward to meet him. He had not asked
for Mis* Mercier.
"It is a delicate errand, Mrs. Bar-
D' tta," sai 1 lie, with a dreary attempt
it smiliug. " But the truth is that my
maid, in her oflk-i >us kindness, has done
-uch damage to a bit of Miss Mercier'*
property that I must r place it. And I
have era* to b<-g you, out of your
friendship for me, to transact the affair,
if such an article can IM. replaced here.
I believe these little trifles are rather
cistly, and if you will procure one "
and be laid the check'.he had drawn that
morning and the littlo limp rg in Mrs.
flarnetUV hand—" as like the original
as possible, I "
"My dear Mr. Malvin, what in the
worldj are yon talking of J" cried Mrs.
Barnetta. " Have yon money to throw
about in'this way ? Fiv hundred dol
lars—what is it fori"
"To replace Miss Mercier s handker
chief, if you will be so good as to make
the purchase."
"Like this?" said Mrs. Barnetta,
holding up the little limp rag by one
"Like that," said Lucian.
" Oh, that is too good 1" cried Mrs.
Barnetta, with a peal of laughter. "It
is too g>*l, it is too absurd I What crea
tures men are I Did yon imagine that
this bit of floery was worth all that 1—
this little scrid of grass cloth aud Ger
man lace f No wonder the young men
don't marry, then 1 My dear Mr. Mai
vin, this misersble handkerchief cost ex
actly two dollars snd a half, ami was
nearly worn out at tl.at. Did you imag
ine, too, that my jioor little Rosa could
wear tive-huudred-dollar handkerchiefs,
without a cent to her name I"
"Without a cent to her name ?" cried
Lucien, springing to hi* feet.
" Exnetlv. Aha! Is that the trouble f
Now why didn't you come aud talk it all
over with mo in the way you used to do,
and save yourself all this vexation, and
save my little ltosa, too i What an ab
surd boy yon are ! Another would have
waited to hear that she was au heireen ;
vou wait to hear that she is penniless.
Well, she is, if that satisfies yon, except
for what I shall leave my little god
daughter when I die—which will not lie
at present, D. V. And there she is in
the next room now. But, bless mo"—
Lucien bad not waited for the rest of
the invocation. Ho was already in the
next room, and Rom was already in his
arms.— Jlaxar.
Circassian Girls.
Th sale of Circassian girls to Turks
still continues. A correspondent of the
London Time a says that a Moslem
dealer makes choice of four young, un
sophisticated girls, imports them to
Constantinople, sells them and then goes
back for more. If he can achieve four
such trips in a year he can make a good
living out of sixteen women. Many of
the Circassians are living in Turkey, and
there actually breed children for sale,
having no more shame about it than a
fashionable English mother may feel
abont bringing out her girls for the
matrimonial market.
German) to Atnerlra.
Mr. Cadwaladcr, acting secretary of
state of the United Mtatea, presented
Mr. Hohloser, the (leruiau minister, to
the President for the purpose of ileliv
eriug an autograph letter of congratula
tion from the emperor of Oermauy. Mr.
Hchloaer in proaeutuig the letter stated
that he wa* instructed by hi* majesty to
deliver upon the fourth day of July to
the President in person su sutograph
letter of congratulation upon the occa
sion of the oetiU-unial anniversary, anil
wished to add hi* jiersouai good wishes
for the United State*.
The President briefly replied, assur
iug him of his satisfaction iu receiving
this evidence of good feeling on the part
of his majesty ; that his kind expres
sions toward the United States were ful
ly appreciated, and that the letter should
be properly acknowledged. The letter
is as follows;
li'i/riam, t>y tKe ffra>-e. qf (h*l, Km fu
ror of ('iertnanjf, King of Pnuttia,
rfe., to the President oj tKe I'iutnl
Ohxit a.vi) (loon Fkienh : It ha*
been vouchsafed to you to celebrate the
centennial festival of the .lay upon
which the great republic over which you
preside entered the rank of independent
nations. The purposes of it* founder*
have, by a wise application of the teach
ing* of the history of the foundation of
nations, aud with insight into the dis
taut future, been realixed by a develop
rneut without a parallel. To cougretu
late you sod the American people on the
occasion affords me so much the greater
pleas in e because since the treaty of
friendship which my ancestor of glori
ous memory. King Frederick 11., who
now reals with God, ooncludrd with the
United States, undisturbed friendship
has continually existed Iwtween Genus
uy aud America, aud has been developed
and strengthened by the ever increasing
importance of their mutual relations,
and by an intercourse lieooming more
and more fruitful in every domain of
commerce and science. That the welfare
of the United Stales and the friendship
of the two countries may continue to in
crtwae, is my aiucere desire and ooufi
dent hope. Accept the renewed uasu
ranee of my unqualified esteem.
(Signed) Wiluu.
(Countersigned) Vox Bismarck.
The Difference.
There wa* a man who said to himself,
whenever I devote a dollar to pleasure
I will devote ten ceuts to charity. This
idea ho got from personal experience,
for he had been chosen for a single day
collector for contributions to celebrate
an auuivcr*ary, au.l also collector for a
fnnd for poor widows. He went futtli
with tho two appeals ; in the right
pocket he put the money secured for the
celebration and in the left the money
given for widows. When ho got home,
he took account, and found that five
hundred men had ©or tribute! for the
celebration, and only five for the poor
widows. Then he tnoralixed. Sow
liere, said he, in this hand I have two
thonsand dollar*, all to be burned np in
t>ad smelling fireworks, and with this
five times a* much value in buildings
that these fireworks will destroy. On
the other hand, I hare twenty dollars
for a thousand of hard working widows,
who to-day cannot be sure of their din:
tiers, and then tin* reckless man stidl
load enough for all the world to hoar •
tk> to the average eitixen with an ap|*<a,
.'or a starring fellow creature, aud you
may get a penny and you may not; but
show him that you can waste a thousand
dollars in five minutes in noise and
smoke, and hw will imnn-diatciy give
yon his check for the thousand and
thank yon for calling. If Hail Golnm
bia were a poor widow, she might starve
tin loss she could eat flrecnwkei*.
lion llesiug Received Sentence.
When sentence pronounced He*-
iog stood OK if deputed of the power of
auTrmfnt. It w.i one of tlioec mo
ments which occasionally oe-iir in *
ootirt of jiwtice when there is snch
painful intensity of excitement a* for a
few seconds to rob every one present of
their power to say or do anything.
Hesing clung to the railing liehind which
he stood, and the fearful whirlwind of
emotion that passed over his face was
only observable by the judge and the
automation-like clerk. Consternation
WAS plainly visiblo upon the faces of the
ten defendants left hitting in the jury
box. The judge at last considerately
came to tbe relief of the fallen giaut.
" Yon may take your seat, Mr. Hes
ing," he said.
The eld man turned, stumbled back
to bis chair, and without raising his
eyes to gse upon the curious crowd
watching his every motion, buried bis
face in his handkerchief and burst into
tears. It was, indeed, a bitter moment
—Chicago Paper.
A Smart Boy.
A traveler stopped at Brussels in a
post chsise, and being sharjiset he was
anxious to buy s piooe of cherry pie be
fore bis vehicle should set out ; but be
was afraid to leave the public convey
ance lest it might drive of! and leave
him. Bo calling a lad to him from the
other side of the street, he gave him a
piece of money ami requested him to go
to a restaurant in the near vicinity and
purchase pastry ; and then to make as
surance doubly sure, he gave liirn anoth
ej piece of money and told him to buy
some for himself at the same time. .The
lad went off on a ran, and in a little
while came haek, eating a piece of pie,
and looking very complacent and happy.
Walking up to the window of the chaise,
be said, with the most perfect noucha
lance, returning at the same time oue of
the pieces of money which the gentle
man had given him:
"The retail rant had only one piece of
pie left, and that I bought with my
money that yon gave me l' 1
The Centennial Legion.
The Oeutenninl Legion, which joined
the great proonmion in Philadelphia on
the fonrth of July, wan commanded by
Gen. Heth, and componed of the follow
ing organizationa: Rhode Inland Light
Infantry, Col. G. It. I hillock command
ing; Clinch Hi flew, of Georgia; Phil
Kearny Gnardi, of Elizabeth, N. J.,
Capt. W. 11. Dellart; Amerioan Kiflea,
of Wilmington, Del., Capt. 8. M.
Wootl; detachment of the Fifth Mary
land regiment, Col. Loney ; Beaton
Light Infantry, of Bonton, Mann., Capt.
N. N. Noyes; Wasbiugtou Light Infan
try, of Charleston, 8. 0., Capt. M. G.
Moore; Old Guard, of New York city;
Fayetteville Light Infantry, of North
Carolina, Major Haigh; aneotionol the
First New Hampshire Battery, dis
mounted, and acting an infantry; the
New Haven Grays, of New Haven,
Conn.; Btate Fenoibles, of Philadel
phia, Capt. J. W. Ryan; Norfolk Light
Artillery Bines, of Norfolk, Vs., Capt.
Hodges, with guns and oaissona.
\% hrtr It ( |R FrtM**Wlii ll nxU
tea* !• l>ratrT 11.
The Colorado beetle, or potato bug,
wm first diC<>vered iu the uanyons of
the Colorado mountains, whore it fed
uimiu several weed*, natives of that re
giou, and wa* known to entomologists
long before it lcoame s |*wt to the
farmer. Uutil potatoes were plruWtd in
the far West, it had nothing to subsist
upou in s journey eastward, but wheu
the country liecwms settled, the insect
rapidly increased with the abuuilanoe of
food; it wan first noticed as injurious to
the cro|ia stout 1850, and since then lis*
progressed eastward and into Canada
with accelerated rapidity.
It attacks tomatoes, and especially egg
plants, of which it seem* to be more fond
than of anything else. Ornaments,
plant* of the family are attacked by it.
It seem*, since it has come eastward, to
have acquired a taste for other plants,
uot at all related to the solanum family;
pig weeds, mullein, thistles and smart
weed among wild planta, and the cab
bage among those in occasionally culti
vation, are plants it has been known to
Bo far tut exporienoa hw shown, the
insect ou tie progress eastward doe* not
move ou, but some remain, and while
tuey do not HiH Lu ho numerous after the
first few years, potato growers upper
eutly must accept tli beetle ait a fixed
fact. It has kept a foothold wherever
it has oome, and there la no presout in
dication that it will aoon leave. It in in
vain to hope that it will cure itaeif, but
it deiDAuda the serious attention of all
who cultivate the potato aud related
plants. To be sure, there are its natural
enemies, which we may hope, judging
from other insect scourges, will increase
sufficiently to keep it in subjection, but
these slowly follow the pest. There are
several of tbeae, one a genuine parasite
that deposits its eggs in thw larva of the
}H>tato beetle, and several others that
attack, kill, and feed upon the larvar.
Several larva of the ladybirds very
active in this respect, and should la en
eouraged, or at least not destroyed, as
we have known to lx> the case. Tney
move with great activity, and destroy
numbers of the yooug grubs of tlie po
tato bug; these are usually lead colored,
with bright onauge spots; those and the
perfect ladybinU should tie unmolested,
as should their pnpir. The ladybird
larva enters the pupa state on the potato
vine, attaching itself to a stem or leaf;
it coils np and may lie, by a careless ob
server, mistaken for a small potato bug
grub, and destroyed. This is perfectly
dormant and attached, while the other
will move, and is readily picked off.
Other insects in the perfect state, and as
larva, aid in the Work of destroying the
larvia of the potato bog. The ouly safe
way is to watch every other insect found
among them, and do not destroy it until
it is found to lie injurious to the potato
When the potatoes firm appear above
ground, begin the search for the bugs.
The first that appear come out of the
ground after their winter's rest If
these are captured at once, before they
breed and lay eggs, it will materially
diminish their future uuml-ers. Much
may be done by mechanical means when
the insects are not in overwhelming
numbers. Borne have been very suc
cessful in aimplj knocking them off by
means of alight |-addle made of shingle,
and catching them in a pan containing
water. Wo have successfully used a
I-an of sheet iron thirty inches long, with
the other parts in proportion. The
e ig a of the pan curve inward and make
it difficult for the insects to crawl out.
With this in one hand, and a light brush
in the other, one can knock off the in
sects in large number* very rapidly.
The brush should l-e stiff enough to re
move the larva- and not tnjnre the
leaves; wo find a wisp of straw, or a
bunch of some strong growing grass, as
handy as anything. There are patented
contrivances for mechanically removing
the bugs, but they promise no better
results than these simple means. Affri
A Story About Worm*.
The Allentown (I'a.) Register contains
the following enrioua narrative : Mr.
George T. Hersli, of this city, while on
a recent visit to Hellertown, met an ac
quaintance, who related a most lingular
story concerning an army of worms.
Hie occurrence took place in lincks
connty, and the story in this: "As I was
at home they told me that abont a mile
and a half away there was an army of
worms marching from one given point
to the other ami thence laok agai".
Tins reemod very strange to me, and 1
came to the conclusion that I would go
and soo for myself. Consequently 1
hitched in the carriage and drave to the
plaoe. I tied my horse to the fence,
and commenced to examine, and to my
great astonishment I beheld the worms
in great numbers creeping at the plaoe
named, jnst from one given point to the
other, a distance of abont three or four
bunded yards. No worm is to lie seen
anywhere else. This worm travels
only mornings and evenings—evenings
after suusi t and mornings till about
i eight or nine o'clock. In tbe daytime
they lie oonoealed under rocks and in
openings. I saw them lie under rocks,
one against the other. It is so fnll at their
marching' time that you cannot help
killing a number at every step you take
when walking through that place. It is
a worm alio tit an inch or an inch and a
quarter long, having a whitish or yellow
I isli color, with a black stripe over its
l>aek. It lias sixty six feet, with which
1 it hurries itself along at a very lively
speed. When yon catch the worm it
screams. It has also a very offenaivc
odor. It is so tender that if yon tonch
it a little hard it goes to pieces. It is
not a destructive worm, as it only eats
earth. I never saw such a worm anil
the curiosity of them prompted me to
, procure some; so I caught a number of
them and put them in alcohol. Hun
dreds of people flock to that place to
see the worms."
In another paragraph the Register
adds the following: Mr. Cnarles Eck
ort was in Bucks connty, and by a
friend taken to the place where that
singnlar army of worms holds forth. He
reports that the place is visited by many
people from all sections of the county
and from distant places. Au immense
crowd was on tho ground watching the
inarching of these curious wormH.
Scientific men who have seen specimens
of the worms say that they never saw
anything like them, and can give no
reasonable theory for their presenoe in
this peculiar locality. The place where
this curious phenomenon, if wo may so
call it, can be seen is about three miles
from Dunnelltown. near Pleasant hill.
A hltrlrh ml Ik* l.tl* •( m Ntlikli Mrilraa
Antonio Lopes deßanta A mm, former
J president of the republic of M< xieo,
died on Juuti 24. Ho ww born in tbe
city of Jalaja, February *2l, 1798, n<l
entered the army in 1821. lie met with
sonic huootkM, but baring been dismissed
for inmitiordiuatinn, be raised tbe banner
of the republic in Vera Crux in 1822,
and commenced hostilities against tbe
emperur, 1 turbide, and aooomplisbeil bis
overthrow. Defeated iu tbe elections,
be shortly after secured tbe orertbrow of
IVdraaa and tbe eleration of Guerrero,
who made hiui bis minister of war. lie
aulisequoutly beaded two other success
ful insurrections, one to replace Guer
rero by Bustaniente, and tbe other in
the interest of Pedraaa. In March,
1832, be was himself elected president,
and was s farorite with tbe people,
though suspected by tbe army of im
perial ambitious. He took bis turn at
suppressing insurrections, the most for
midable of whioh be suppressed Msy
11, 1835, by a rictory which prored a
fatal blow to tbe Republican party.
Shortly thereafter a revolutionary fueling
iu Texas showed itself in open iiisnrreo
lion against tbe government and early
iu 1830 Santa Anna took tbe field and
crossed tbe Rio Grande at tbe head of
six thousand troops. In March be
stormed tbe Alamo at Han Autouio and
massacred its defenders. At Han Jacinto
be was defeated by the Texan army
under Huuaton, and in April, 1831, was
by him taken prisoner. His functions as
president were thereupon suspended.
He came to tbe United States, and in
1837 returned to Mexico and stood lor
re-election, bat was defeated. Upon tbe
Isiubardmeut of Vera Crux by tbe
French, the same year, be assisted in its
defense, and there received tbe wound
which rcenlted in tbe amputation of a
leg. During tbe long contest between
tbe Centralists and Federalists be was a
leader of tbe former, and from 1841 to
1844 was virtually dictator, nudcr tbe
title of provisional president. Under
the instrument of reconstruction of
June 12, 1843, be again tiecame const!
tutional president, but Beptember 20,
1844, be was deposed by a new revola
lion, taken prisoner and banished for
ten years. He then took up his re i
deuce in Cuba. In 1840 he was recalled,
appointed generalissimo, and subse
quently made provisional president. He
at onoe marcbid northward with 20,000
men, and February 22, 1847, attacked
the American troops at Burns Vista, five
thousand strong, under General Taylor,
who repulsed bitn tbe next ilay. He
then raised a new armv and was again
defeated by General Boott at Cerro Gor
do, April 18. He at once retreated to
lie- city of Mexico with tbe fragment of
bis army, and organised a uew one,
30,000 strong, for tbe defense of tbe
capital; but the storming of Moliuo del
Rey, Beptember 8, and Cbapnltepec
September 13 and 14, 1847, opened tbe
city to Soott's victorious army. Banta
Anna made a last stand at Pueblo, bat
was attacked by General Lane at Hum
mantia and forced to retire. Hy per mi*
ion of the American commander be
nailed for Jamaica Apiil 5, IH4B. and did
n>t return to Mexico till 1853, when be
wn* appointed president for life, with
power to appoiut bis suoccamr. His
rule was so despotic that a r-wilution
led by General A1 rari-X overthrew bim.aud
Augti>t 16, 1855, be Rigned bis uncondi
tional alalicaUon and sailed for Havana.
During tbe French invasion of Mexico
be returned and wan appointed grand
marshal of tbe empire by Maximilian.
In IHGS be conspired against the em
peror and wa* forced to retire to St.
Thomas In 1867 be made bis last at
tempt to regaiu tbe master y of Mt-xioo,
but was taken prisoner at Vera Crux and
coudemued to death. President Juarer
pardoned him on condition of his quitting
Mexican soil forever, and be came to tbe
United Slates. After the death of
Juarex be returned to hia native anil and
lived in seclusion in the city of Mexico
till tbe time of bis death.
The Sioux Chief Bitting Itali.
Mr. Magintiia, of Montana, in tbe
United States House, during a discus
sion on tbe ludion question, gave the
following history of Hitting Hull;
Tbe first time I hat Bitting Bull be
came known to tbe people of this nation
was daring tbe great Minnesota massacre
in 1%2. In 1863 he fought Sully in
tbe Illack Hills. In 1864 he ravaged
the Missouri river, attacking several
steamboats. In 1865 he made war upon
tbe peaceable Indiana. Iu 1866 the
government sent out a peace commis
sion to Fort Yuma, which gsve him
presents, including twenty kegs of
powder, and as soon as be got tbe prea
eiite he broke up tbe commission and
drove sway the commissioners. In 1867
he continued s c ireer of predatory war
fare. 1868, when this treaty was made
at Laramie, be refused to come iu and
lie a party to it. In 1869 he attacked
tlic settlement on tbe Musser Hhell,
which waa the first time be was ever de
feated, liecause tbe settlers had got no
tice of bis coming and bad ambuscaded
him and killed thirty-six of bis war
riors. In that same year he made war
upon the Crows and the Mandans. In
1870 Gen. Hancock thought of an expe
dition to anbdne him. About that time
this peaoc policy fever was raging, and
on consulta-ion with the other generals
of tbe army, Gen. Hancock recom
mended that another effort should be
made by the government to make a
treaty with Bitting Bull. In tbe sue
oeedmg winter Congress appropriated
#750,000 to buy peace from Bitting Bull.
That was the celebrated Tetou Sionx ap
propriation, in regard to the expendi
ture of which some criticism had been
made. Any how, thov suooeededin get
ting ationt one half of bis force into the
ageucy at Fort Peck, tint be himself re
fund! to oomc in. In 1874 he still oar
riod on war upon tbe settlements of
Montana, and ravaged them constantly.
He also carried on war upon the Crows,
whom he drove from their reservation,
upon tbe Bboshoues, and upon every
Imliau tribe friendly to the United
States. In 1875 bo attacked two gov
ernment stages, ran off the stock of
the stsge company, and again drove the
Crows off tbe reservation into Montana.
By this time tbe peace commissioners
saw that lie was intractable, and that he
must bo disciplined. Messrs. Hrnnt and
Stewart, and pe.ioolul men of like char
acter, petitioned tbe ludiau department
to take steps to subjugate Hitting bull.
This petition resulted in tbo War de
partment finally taking bold of tbo mat
ter. 1 ask whether the government has
violated its faith in making war on this
intractable Indian, who bos never re
ooguixed ita flag; bat who defies its
authority, and boasts that, if be ooald
get the Kioux nation to join him, be
would drive this government into tbe
Mr. Townsend (Rep., New Yorkl —Is
this the name Indian who organized the
conspiracy to murder Senator Allison
and other mtisens, last summer ?"
Mr. Maginnis—lt is the man who
planned and organized that conspiracy.
A true American is too proud to beg
and too honest to steal. He gets trusted.
TKRMB: #2.00 n Year, in A.dv nee.
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rv ml Hmmm'm 1 Miaiul limm AaalSUa
ll*B I*l 11 -rlahi LLNTI Vlahltaa will
I4lwa> Tli CrlaSilMl Vmi ml I M*r*i
Pmrrm Un4**ll* IH*ri*r*4 S* Mrta*
lrw U(l Total I-a.. *l H 111*4 la lal
(•aau4< IIIUI Uyarallae*.
Further particulara of tbe desperate
encounter which Col. Reno bad with the
Bionx Indians on the twenty fifth of
Jnue tell of tbesoffennga which bu com
mand ez]>erienaad while it wae so com
pleiy hemmed in by tbe Indiana. For
thirty-six bonis tbe troopa were without
a drop of water. Tbe appeals of the
wounded fur drink were heartrending,
while the others were almost exhausted,
in many instances their tongues pro
tending from their months, and few
ul them able to speak aloud. They
tried to eat crackers, bnt ooald not
moisten them. Others attempted to
chew and swallow blades of grass to se
cure relief, bnt these clung to their
parched hps and intensified their agony,
j It was while thus suffering that they de
termined at all baserds to gain tbe water
from which they were cut off, and made
the desperate dash which, while it oost
them a number of lives and many
wounded, secured that which they ao
much needed. It was then early night,
and wbeu firing oaased Col. Reno at
onoe took steps to relieve his animals,
which, like the men, were completely
exhausted. He knew well that tbe In
dians would resume tbe attack in the
It was in this position that Gen. Tar
ry, with Gibbons' command, consisting
of five companies of infantry, four of
cavalry, and the Gatlin battery, found
Reno. Terry bad started to ascend the
Big Horn to attack the Indiana in rear,
while Caster attacked them from his
point of auntacL The march of the two
columns was ao planned as to bring Gib
bons' forces within co-operating ilia- j
tance of tbe anticipated scene of action
by the evening of the 26th. Ths morn
ing of the 26th brought the intelligence,
commouicated by three badly frightened
Crow scouts, of the battle of the pre- !
vious day and its results. The story was
uot credited, beoauae it was not expect
ed that an attack would be made earlier
I than the 27th, and chiefly because no
one ooald believe that a force such as
j Custer oominauded oould have m>4 with
disaster. Bail the report was in no way ;
disregarded. All day long the toilsome !
march was kept up, and every ey bent
upon a cloud of smoke resting over the
noutherii horizon, which was hailed aa a
■iign that Custer was successful and had ;
tlml the village. It was only when
night was falling that the weary troops
laid down upon their arms. The infant
ry Lad inarched twenty-nine nrte*. The
march of the next morning revealed at
evi ry rtep some evidence of the eonfiict
which had taken place two days lief ore.
At an early hour the head of the
column entered a plain half a mile,
wide, bordering the left hank of the
Little Rig Horn, where had recently j
twu-n an immense Indian village, ex- j
tendiug three mile* along the stream,
and where were standing ioneral lodges
with borsei t-langhtered around them,
ujid containing the bodies of nine
chiefs. The ground was strewn every
where with carcasses of horses. Their ;
-amp vra* strewn with robe*, gaudily
painted, with fiuely dressed hides and
interesting and valuable trinkets. Tbe I
ground was covered everywhere with
carcasses of horses, besides buffalo
. rolwa, packiigee of dried meat, and wea
pons and utensils belonging to the In- '
duuie. On this part of the field was
found the clothing of Lieuta. Htnrgis
and Porter, pierced with ballets, and a
blood stained gauntlet belonging to
Oapt. Yates. Further on were found
the bodies, among whom were recog
nised Lient. Mcintosh, the interpreter
from Fort Rice, and Reynolds, the
guide. It was evident also that the In
dians had shown little solicitude for
their wounded, as the ravines were oov
•-red with dead.
While making these gloomy disoov j
cries a scout came up in breathless haste
with the announcement that CoL Reno,
with a remnant of the Seventh cavalry, :
was intrenched on s bluff near by wait
ing for rrlief. The oommand pushed <
rapidly ou and soon oame in aignt of a i
group surrounding a cavalry guard upon
a lofty eminence on the right bank of
the river. Gen. Tarty forded the
stream, accompanied by a small party,
and rode to the snot. All the way the
slopes were dotted with the bodies of
men and horse*. The general ap
pro .ched, and the men swarmed out at
the works and greeted him with hearty
and repeated cheer*. Within was found
lteno, with the remains of seven com
panies of the regiment. In the center
of the inolosure was a depression in tbe
surface, in which the wounded were
sheltered, covered with canvas. Reno's
command had been fighting from Ban
day noon, the twenty fifth, until tbe
night of the twexty-einth, when Terry's
arrival canned tbe Indians to retire.
Up to this time Reno and those with
him were in complete ignorance of the
fate of the other five companies which
had been separated from them on the
twenty-fifth to make an attack under
Custer on the village at another point.
While preparations were being made
for the removal of the wounded, a party
was sent on Custer's trail to look for
traces of his oommand. They met a
sight to appall the stoutest heart. At a
point about three miles down the right
bank of the stream, Gen. Custer had
evidently attempted to ford and attack
the village. From the ford the trail was
found to lead back up the bluffs and to
the northward, as if he hail been repulsed
and compelled to retreat, and at the
same time hail been cut off from rejoin
ing the forces under Reno. The bluffs
are cut into by numerous ravines, and
all along these slopes and ridges and in
the ravines lay the dead, lying in the
order of battle, as they had fought.
Line behind line showed where defen
sive positious had been taken up and
held, till at last few were left to fight,
tuid then, huddled in a narrow compass,
horses and men were piled promiscu
At the highest point of the ridge lay
Custer, surrounded by his choseu band.
Here were his two brothers and hi*
nephew, Mr. Reed, Capt. Yates, Lieuts.
Cooke mid Hmitli. all lying within a cir
cle of a few yards, their horses beside
them. Here behind Yates' oomnauy the
last stand had been made, and here one
after another of these last survivors of
Custer's five companies had met their
death. The companies had successively
thrown themselves across the path of tbe
advancing enemy, and had been annihi
lated. Not a man had escaped to tell
the teW>. bnt it wis ins ribed on the sur
face of these barren hills in a language
more eloquent than words.
Two hundred and sixty-one bodies
have been bnried from Coster's and
Reno's commands.
The history of Reno's operations com
prises all thai is now known of this
sanguinary affair. It seems that Ouster,
with sight companies, nssehsd the river
in the forenoon of the 25th, having
marched continuously all the previous
day and night. Being the upper or
southern extremity of the Tillage, and
probably underestimating its extent, be
ordered Bern, to ford the rirer and
charge Ut Tillage with three oompamas,
while be, with five companion, moved
down the right bank and behind the
bluff, to make a similar attack at the
other end. Bono mad' his charge, but
finding that he waa dealing with a for on
many ton re his own numbers, dis
mounted hia men, and nought shelter in
the timber which fringed the river bank.
The position appearing to him on
tenable, be remounted and out hia way
to the river, forded under a murderous
fire, and gained the bluff where be waa
■ulMMqnently found. Here be waa after
ward joined by Capt. fieateen with
three companies which had Just reached
the field, and by Oapt. hlcbougsii with
hia com |say and the pack mule*. The
position was immediately after aom
(Stely invested by the Indians, who tor
more" than twooty four honra allowed
the garrison no rest and inflicted severe
loan. But tor the timely arrival of re
lief the command would have been out
off to a man. The unrulier saved with
Reno waa 329, including fifty-one wound
ed. The loss among the Indiana waa
probably considerable, na bodies have
been found in every direction, and they
left behind only a small portion of
their deed.
DerUratiea ef Independence.
The Declaration of Imlependenoe of
the United tttatea waa drmtad by Jeffer
•on, and examined and slightly amended
by Franklin and Adama. It waa writ
ten by Jefferson in tha first room of the
aeoond story of the house of Jacob
Oraff, south west oorner of Seventh and
Market streets, Philadelphia, which
ia still standing. Jefieraon waaa board
er in that house, and in that chamber,
according to his own statement, made in
a letter to Dr. Jam as Mease, September
16, 1825, the Declaration of Indepen
dence waa written.
Congree* adopted the declaration in
secret session. It waa already known
on the fourth that Lew's resolution,
which was the vital act in the opposition
to Orest Britain, had been adopted on
the second. The declaration waa mere
ly an assignment of reasons for the
paaaage of the resolutions, a vindica
tion of an act already done. There waa,
therefore, no excitement in Philadelphia
at the time the declaration waa adopted.
In fact, the character of the declaration
waa not known until two day# afterward,
when it made it# appearance in Donlap's
paper. On the ilfth of July Oongraaa
sent out circular letters, to all the as
semblies, convention* and councils of
oafetv of the various States, asking that
tho Declaration of Independence would
be proclaimed. Such proclamations
generally followed. In Philadelphia,
the declaration was first read to the
people on Monday, the eighth of July,
by John Nixon, in the State bouse yard,
from an observatory erected there in
17C9 to observe a transit of Venus over
the sua. Nixon w m a member cf the
council of safety, and reed the declar
ation instead of the sheriff of the
county, who was originally requested to
perform that service. In the afternoon
the declaration waa read to the five bat
talions of Moociators oa the common*.
The king's arms over the door of
the supreme courtroom were torn
down by H committee of assodators ap
pointed" for the purpose. In the eve
niug they were burned amidst the ac
clamations of a large crowd of specta
tor*. Bonfires were lighted, hells were
rung, and the most noted of all the
peals which sounded over the city was
that of the old State house bell, which
had been oast twenty-four years before,
bearing upon its aide the prophetic and
remarkable motto: "Proclaim liberty
throughout the land to all tho inhab
itants thereof."
The Bill to Happens* Lotteries.
The fact that both Houses of the Uni
ted Statea Congress have passed a bill
which will have the effect, if oarried out,
of entirely suppressir" the lottery boa
inesa in the United State.-, or even the
circulation of lottery tickets or adver
tisements, has escaped public attention.
Such a bill waa aent to the President for
signature. The first section relates to
the circulation through the mails of ob
aoenc literature, and ia a slight amend
ment of the present law. The second
section amends section 3.8 M, so that it
will read as follows:
No loiter or circular concerning lotte
ries, so-called gift concerts, or other sim
ilar enterprises offering priaea, or oon
oeraing schemes devised and intended
to deceive and defraud the public for the
purpose of obtaining money under false
pretenses, shall be carried in the mail
Any person who shall knowingly deposit
anything to be carried by mail in viola
tion of this section shall be punishable
by a fine of not more than $506 nor less
tban f 100, with costs of prosecution.
How They Fined Tortw.
The Frederick (Md.) Examiner prints
the following : In looking over the old
record* of the clerk's office of this
county, the following criminal proceed
ings, among others, were discovered in
the prosecutions for Toryism instituted
□ear the close of the Revolutionary
war :
State Against one A. 0., printed for
nariug '' be wished all persons who went
about warning people on militia duty
might be hanged, not by the necks, bat
by the heels." Fined £25 specie.
State against J. H., presented lor
"da-nning (ten. Washington and the
Congress of the United States of
America." Fined £ls specie.
State against E. L., presented for
" drinking a health to King George and
damnation to Gen. Washington.'
Fined £5 specie.
The minutes of the court show numer
ous orders passed by the oourt appro
priating money for the support of
the wives and children of soldiers in the
Maryland line.
A Concentrated Jury.
In a land case being tried in San An
tonio, the jury having keen dispensed
with, his honor acta as judge and jury
both. To have a single man acting for
twelve seems very simple, but it is be
wildering to the deputy sheriff, who has
been attending juries for a long time.
One morning, for instuioe, he looked
fixedly at his honor, and after oounting
him several times, inquired :
" Where is the reet of you t"
"When oourt adjourned, the sheriff
said, rather sternly, we thought, to his
"Now, don't yon go talking abont
this case among yourselves, and all of
yon boys be on hand promptly, or I'll
hunt some of yon up in sway that yon
won't like."
What the hog lacks in culture he
makes up in aealjand enthusiasm.
Items f lateral.
The hmgeel period • fa a boy Ufa r
There fa DO NAN elate* ENOUGH T'
know all the aril which ho do*
Two hundred hqoor edict* of Port
land, Mo., hare just gone out of bn*>-
" Laianre fa aw*t to thorn who have
earned it." and it fa ray oomlortabl* if
joai undo baa aarnad it for yon.
Dubba aays the flrat Una a firl kiaaad
him in. fait aa if ba waa sliding down a
rainbow with buttar and honey fa eaoh
A ooapia of young woman at Pry*
burg, Me., appeared on the road boa
fa band a few day* ainee to work on
their highway taxes.
Aak no faaora of any one, and yon
will aoeoaed a tbooaand timea better
than tboaa who are alwaya baaeeohtog
tome one'a patronage.
A man in a neighboring town who had
a good tpyglam looked at hi* third
eontir throngb it, which brought him
a* near aa a flrat cousin.
This fa the aaaaon of the year when
man delight* to lie beneath wide spread
ing shade trees, eommnniug with nature
end getting bugs fa his ears.
The nominating da;* bar* rum*, tb* maddae
of the year,
Wba* arary pouuataa chap atrnta rout d Uk*
Ha Saps hia Uttla wieg* and crow*, and mat**
a mtjfhijr not**.
And tb*n ba atrikaa the oamtilaU for o**U to
treat lb* boy*.
To feed sparing! y and irregularly fa
to laae all yon give to fowls; but to study
into their want* and anticipate them fa
to render them very profitable.
A woman who w purchasing aoma
cup* and tanest* m naked what color
aha would have. •' Why, I ain't particu
lar," ha aaid ; " ock* that won't ahow
" How ministers ire killed" is the
caption of sa article circulating through
the newspapers. You may not have one
to kill, but it is well to know bow it is
Agricultural journal: Qaostioo—Will
the editor please inform me how the
Hollander* salt cucumbers I Answer—
The most common way, a* we observed
when abroad, is to salt them with salt.
Young ladies who intend celebrating
can do eo to the beet advantage by in
serting the butt of a firecracker be
tween their teeth before igniting it. It
often crimp* the front hair splendidly.
One Ohio editor any* of a contempo
rary who had aamuned the part of a
mammy in a dramatic performance:
" He waa obliged to put a little anima
tion into himself to come up with the
character, and to wear more recent
linen; but that was about all. Nature
had admirably qualified him to act the
A huge kilo on a government dock in
London i* known aa " the queen's to
bacco pipe," and ia used to burn con
demned imported goods. Great quan
tities of tobacco, forfeited because unfit
for sale, are there consumed; and vari
ous perishable things, upon which the
duties are not paid, are also destroyed.
Nine hundred spoiled hams and a ship
load of tea were recently burned.
And now some one says that it ia
idiotic to suppose that sunstroke ia
caused by a stroke of the sun ; that, in
fact, it frequently occur* at a time when
there is no ran at all, and that the
physical break down called sunstroke ia
simply nervous exhaustion aggravated
by exoeaeive heat, whether in eun or
All this may be true, even
though it does knock over a venerable
pet theory.
The India# Queatieu.
Mr. Steele, of Wyoming, in Ui
United State# House, daring s discus
sion on the Indian bill, said it was not a
(set that the military operations were
carried on without reference to the
. peaee policy. In 1868 the United States
imd made a treaty with the Sioux nation,
which waa a grave mistake, if it was not
a national dishonor and disgrace. That
treaty had been the foundation of all
the difficulties in the Sioux country, and
the cause of the death of Custer and his
men in the Big Horn country. In 1856
Gen. Pope established posts at Porta
Phil Kearney, Reno and C. F. Smith,
so as to open the roads to Montana and
to protect the country of the friendly
Crows from the hostile Sioux. In keep
ing these posts and opening that road
many men, eitiseoa and soldiers, had
been killed. Notable among the actions
that had taken place there were the
massacre at Fetterman and his command
at Fort Phil Kearney—ninety-six men
and officers; and yet after these men had
aaerifloed their lures the government
went to work and made a treaty by which
it igoominioualy abandoned that coun
try to these savages, dismantling its own
posts, and leaving there the bonee of the
men wbo laid down their lives in the
wilderness. Waa it to be wondered at,
under these circumstances, that Sitting
801 l and his men believed that they
were superior to the general govern
ment Anybody wbo knows anything
about the Indian's nature, knows that
the legitimate result of that cowardly
policy of "peace at any prioe" waa
only to defer the evil day which has now
come upon as. Since that time the
Sioux have been constantly depredating
on the frontiers of Nebraska, Wyoming
and Montana; and more men have fallen
there in the peaceful avocations of civil
life, without a murmur being heard, than
fall under the gallant Ouster on the
twenty-fifth of June. The friendly
Grows have been raided upon with every
full moon, so with the Shoehonee, and at
last three outrages have beoome so great
and so long continued that even the
peaoeable Indian department could not
stand them any longer, and called on the
military arm of the government to
punish these men. It was in carrying
out this polio? that Caster and his men
have been aaerifloed. I was up in that
country at the time that the com
missioners were there attempting to
negotiate with the Sioux. At that time
Young Mn Afraid of his Horses, the
hereditary chieftain of the Ogallala
tribe and the man who by birth is en
titled to rule over these people, told me
that there was not in that northern coun
try, under Sitting Bull and Graxy Horse,
more than from one hundred to two
hundred lodges, which would not give
them over eight hundred fighting men,
all told, and yet the report which we
now get is that there were 1,800 lodges,
' aggregating 8,500 or 4,000 fighting men
in the encampment or village attacked
: by Ouster. Where did these men oome
, from f They came lrom the agencies
where they hod been fed and fattened
| by our government and where they had
been better armed than the soldiers are.
They came from those reservations to
fight our troops, and if the present
: policy is continued they will go back
there as soon as the snow falls to feed
! themselves and their ponies for new
operations next spring.
and sweet oil; mix equal parts ; then
wash the spot three times a day. Bum
constantly need to wash the hair keeps
it very clean and free from disease and
promotes its growth, and ia also very
strengthening to the roots of the hsir.
SHORT CASE.—One pint of buttermilk
or soar milk, one teaipoonfai of soda
dissolved in the milk, one tablespooniu
of lard, a little salt; mix aoft, and eut
with a tumbler or oaks cutter; bake on
a griddle.

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