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in il nimiiiii win Sfn t- .- -, . J.I ijj i A II 1-pW.UMi- HOII UJU JgFW v&rv. ''"" -- ytfsk' J V THE REGISTER. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. -ALLISON PKUKDiS, Pcausmcn. IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. TEKMS-TWO DOLLARS PU YEAB. OFnCtAX.' PAPER OF COTTHTY. THE IOLA REGISTER. VOLUME IX. IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, FEBRUARY 13, 1875. NO. 7. justness Ptortonj. COUNTY OFFICERS. lIWTaintt District Jrolge 2f V.Aeexs, Probate Judge Wm Thrasher County Treasurer II A Neetlham, County Clerk UJM Brown, Kegister of Deeds J It Richards County Attnrney CM SiiniMon Clerk District Court J K Bryan, Superintendent Public Schools J L Woodin, , bberiff I.yman Rhoades Survejor It Unrrlll. t JV.1V Ovtrfand, Commissioners Isaac Bonebrake, J CITY OFFICERS. VT C Jones . Mayor Ij L Lowe Police Judge John Paxwn.1 SCMaaber, . L Waller, Councumen C M Simpson, I K X Tates, J LLXorthrup Treasurer II W Taleott Clerk JK Wooilomes TMarslial C D Briggs,. Assistant Marshal ' ' " CHURCHES. METHODIST EPISCOPAL. Corner of Jefferson avenue and Broadway St, Services every Sabbath at 10f a. m. and 7 p.m. Pisrcr meeting Thursd.iv evenings at 7 p. m. II. K. Mem, Pastor. PRESBYTERIAN. Comer Madison avenue and Western street. Services 10j; a. m. and7 n. m. Sunday School at 9ii a. m. J. w. Pixkkbtos, Pastor. BAPTIST. On Svcamore street. Services every Sabbath at lOJ.'a.fn. and"i.m. PrayermeetingonThurs dav eteninsr. Church meeting at S p. m. on Saturday before the first Sabbath in each month Sabbath School at 12 o'clock m. C. T. I'lotd, Pastor. Secret Societies. IOLA LODGE, NO. 38, A. F. & A. Masons meets on the first and thin! Saturdays in every month. Brethren in good standing are invited . -" ..-....-,...7 r r no atienu. ju. ojpanjao, n . m. j.. wiutk, secy. IOLA LODGE, NO. 21, I. O. of Odd Fel lows hold their regular ) meetings every lues "lay etrniug, in their lull, next door north ot the post office. iMtipg brethren in good standing, are hvtitt-d to attend. " JOIIX EvElUIEAKT, X, U. J. S. Ccniraog, Sec'y. . C0 hotels. LELAND HOUSE. H BANCROFT, 'rroiirietor. IOLA, Kaxsas. . This house his been thoroughly repaired ami refitted and is now the most desirable place in the cjty Tor travelers to stop. Xo paint will be (.pared to make the guests of the Leland feel at home. Baggage transferred to and from Depot free o .charge. . CITY HOTEL, RICHARD PROCTOR, Proprietor. Iola, Kansas.. Single meals 25 cents, pay board ers one dollar per day. ' 5 Stttorneqs, ITRA, MINTRA, CUTRA, CORN. BY THE ItE'. J. K. XUTTLNO. Ten small hands upon the spread. Five forms kneeling beside the bed, Blue-eyes, Black-eyes, Curly-head; Bloade, Brunette in a glee and a glow, Waiting the magic word. Such a row! Seven years, six years, five-four, two! Fifty fingers, all in a line. (Yours are thirty, and twenty are mine), Ten sweet eyes that sparkteand shine. Motherly Mary, age often. Evens the finger-tips again, Glances along the line and then "Intra, mintra, cutra, corn, Apple-seed and apple-thorn, Wire, brier, limber lock. Three geese in a flock, Kuble, roble, rabble and row, V, O, U, T, Out!" Sentence falls on Curly-htadj One wee digit is "gone and dead," Xine-and-forty left on the spread. "Itra-mintra," the flat gjes, Who'd be taken, nobody knows, Only God may the lot dispose. Is it more than a childish play ? Still you sigh and turn away. Why? What pain in the sight, I pray? Ah! too true: "As the fingers fall One by one, at the magic call. Till, at the last, chance reaches all. "So in the fateful days to come, The lot shall fall in many a home That breaks a heart and fills a tomb: "Shall fall, and (all, and fall again, Like a law that counts our love but vain Like a Fate, unheeding our woe and pain. "One by one and who shall say Whether the lot may fall this day, That calleth these dear babes away ?' ' ' 'True, too true. Yet hold, dear friend ; Evermore doth the lot depend On him who loved, and Iomv, to the end. "Blind, toourejes, the fiat goes, Who'll be taken, no mirtal kuows, But, onjf Lore uilltht lot ditpote. "Only Love, with his wiser sight; Love alone, in His inAnite might; Love, who dwells in eternal light. ' ' Xow arp the fifty fingers gone To play some new play under the sun The childish fancy is iwst and gone. So let our boding prophecies go As childish, for do we not surely know The dear Godlioldeth our lot below ? Botton Congrtgationalit:. OtB GENERAL LEYBQURXE, H. W. TALCOTT, A TTOnVKV AT LAW. Iola. Allen conntv. Kansas. Office on Mailisonavenue, one door ieatot Wm. Davis. Caes be lore any orine conns firthc State will receive careful attention. All (collections promptly remitted. . NELSON F. ACEPS, ATTORXEY AT LAW, Iola, Allen county, Kansas Has the only full and complete set of Abstracts of Allen county. . J. H. Richards County Attorney. J. C. Ml'kkay. MURRAY & RICHARDS, ATTOBXEYS -VXD COUNSELORS AT LAW. Mmiev in sums from &M) 00 to S.1.0J0 Ot loaned on long time upon Improved Farms in Allen, ties. Money in sums from s-wu 00 to S.,ujo ot) Anderson, Woouson, and Xeosho coun- trader. . ' " D. F. GIVENS, -Tl TATCIIMAKER, JEWELER, AXD CLOCK V V Keiairer, at toe postomce, loia, itansas .Clocks, Watches and Jewelry, neatly repaired ana warranteu. promptly and jv une assort ment of Clocks, Jen dry. Gold pens and other fancy articles, which will be sold cheap. J3. a YOUNG, "VTEW GUXAXD SILVERSMITH S1TOP. XN Having located in Iola for the purpose of reininngGuns, Pistols, Clocks, Watches and all kinds of Jewelry, 1 ask those who may have any work in ray line to give me a trial as I warrant all work to give satisfaction. A good assortment of notions for sale. Gold pens and Sewing Macnine Xeedles a specialty Remember the puce, first jdoor east of Washington avenue on north side of Madison avenue. ' . ' iltiscellaneous. M. DeMOSS, 31. D., OFFICE over Jno. Francis A Co. 's Drugstore Residence on Washington avenue, 2nd door south Xeosho street. H. A. NEEDHAM, "OCXTY CLERK. Conveyancing carefully V done, and acknowledgements taken. Maps nut! Hiis neail urawn. ( J. n. ymTE, T p'DERTAKER, Ma.lion avenue, IoU, Kan KJ sas.. ood cofliiK constantly on hand and Hearse always hi readunus. MetalicUnrial Cases furnished on short notice. . J. E. THORP, BARBER SHOP on Washington avenue first doorsouthnfL.L. Xorthruu's. Wood, Coal, .Potatoes, Com and Hickory Xuts taken in ex change for work. . H. REIHERT, TAILOR. Iola, Kansas. Scott Blather's old stand. Clothinff made to order in the luttut WIUUC9LOIJIC3. csaiisutciionguaranieetl. lyieaU' ing anil repairing done on short notice. , for In the Circuit Court of the United States. the District or Kansas. Ix Ciiaxciut : M. 8. Carter, - - - versus' Henry L. Shepherd, L. W. Shepherd, Charles B. GraY. Geora Jc. Anuu. n II. Kmmert. fhi Fort Scott, Humboldt A Western Railway Com pany, TXie Farmers' Loan and Trust Company of ne Miy ox Aew.lorfc, and John A. DaveniKirt. TT V-AIKTUB Or A DECREE RENDERED JJ'ln rhiscan.-e, I, nennan Marksou, the wwcul master therein named, and by the Court july appyinted and authorized to execute said decree, will eviKMe for sale at pnblio auction to the highest bidder or cash in hand, at the front jbwr of the court home in the city of Iola, 'Allen vMuty'Kaasas, on Tuesday ,4he sixteenth (lilth) . ilajr of February, A. It. 1875, at nine nil o'clock A a. v. promtit, of said day. all toe following pnnierty and estate to-wit: All and singular, the inrtion or the rail war or the- "Fort Scott, Hum boldt and Western Railway Company,." defend ant herein, which Bawl company ha. constructed, jir by lawii authorized to construct from Fort Jxwtt to Humboldt, anil from Humboldt west ward to the Arfcans-u River, as the same is or .shall be hereafter constructed, a distance in the aggregate, or about one hundred and fifty-four miles, together with all lands and hereditaments noiuireil and appropriated fordepots, snierstruc ures buildings, erections, and fixtures on die sji.1 line of railway,. and an the tracks, bridges, viaducts, culverts, fences, and all nouses and - buUdnis thereon, or apjiertaining thereto, and . aU'oiber projiertyreal or iersond, uwuol by Maid company un the Ut day or Xoveiulwr, 7J, or thereafter to beacqnircd by said company Tor the construction, maintenance, and operating of caid railway. - HERMAN MARKSOX. 2-3 Sueclal Master. One bright September morning, Squire Thornberry paced the long terrace be- i fore Scpperton Hall, deep in thought. Ilis brows were knit, his lira compressed giving an unusual sternness to bis bright, happy, genial face. What was the patter ? Tliis : That day several guests were to arrive for the shooting season, and among them was one who, at tbat particular moment, he scarcely knew how to receive. Should he challenge him? Should he, before the assembled visitors, kick him as he deserved ? iney were Knotty questions, it w.as hard that he, with a wife he loved, and a little heir in the nursery, should sub mit to impertinence. Yet, to thus de grade him, might not be considered the pfoper course for a gentleman to adopt under the circumstances, though his toe itched very much to do it. The Squire pondered, then looked up at a certain window. At the same mo ment, a hand drew aside the curtain, and his wife's fresh, pretty face smiled at him, nodded and vanished. "I most decidedly shall kick him," muttered the squire. "If all the rep tile merits. Fancy, because of that senseless ape, bordering that dear face with a widow's cap I It's absurd! Yet the rules of honor! I'll ask old Gen eral Leybourne." Turning, the Squire found his wife, in morning toilet, at his side. Fondly he drew her arm within his, and, for a time, apparently forgot the cause of his preturbatien. The recollection came back however when at three o'clock, the carriages sent to the railway station arrived frith the invited guests. The Squire was standing on the ter race to receive them, and as they drove up the beech avenue, his glance rested on the last vehicle, a dog-cart, in which sat a particularly eTemjiiate but hand some man. of scarcely thirty, with a fair skin, mustache, an eyeglass, and a per fect toilette. By his side, in marked contrast, was a gentleman with a heavy, gray, cavalry mustache, and a line bronzed counte nance, and a merry face, over which, as he lounged back smoking, was scattered a humorous gleam, as his telling little remarks lashed the exquisite holding the ribbons almost into brain enough to retort. It was General Leybourne, ft bronzed Indian veteran. A? t''o dog-cart stopped before the terrace, Squire Thornberry advanced to meet the new comers. "Good day, Mr. Norton," he said, shaking hands with the exquisite; you will find refreshment in the dining room. General" he added, to the other, dropping his voice, "may I detain you a second ?" The General answered in the affirma tive, and the squire led him away into the ctuunds. , When there, he said, "My dear Ley bourne, as an old and valued friend, I want your advice. If a man sent a love letter (o your wife what would you dot" "Shoot him," was the laconic rejoind er. 'Has any one been sending a letter to yours, my dear Squire?" . "Yes." "How did you discover it? Stopped it--found it, eh?' "Neither. Lucy, crimson with anger, brought it to me herself." "Herself! In that case you are fortu nate and safe. When a wife shows such letters to her husband, he is a happy man." "I am a happy man General if a wife's faithful love can make me so," said the Sqaire, quietly. "What I want to "Enow, is how to treat the fellow wko sent it" "Shoot him." "And perhaps leave Lucy a widow in reward for her afiection." "True," responded the general. "In such cases we only think of honor, and not of womenkind. May I ask the name, Squire, of this Lothario V "The thing you came with in the dog cartthe Hon. Alfred Norton I" "He? that conceited idiot, who be lieves every woman who looks upon him, from the dairy wench to the duchess, is instantly in love with his elegant per son! That fellow, my dear Squire powder and ball are too good for him they do him too much honor! Yet what can you do ! Let me think ?" The general reflected- for five minutes, then said, "Edward Thornberry you have asked my advice. Will you leave this matter.entirely in my bands ?" 'Twill. But must my wife meet this person at dinner V "She roust; but il does not matter, as she despises him !" "True. Am I to do anything?" "Only this. After dinner, while at wine, when you s-ce me play with my chain thus, you, in -i loud voice, exclaim emphatically, bringing your hand down heavily on the tali!;-, "Capital! An ex cellent idea. By Jove! I'd do the same tomorrow." ine bquire was perplexed, but prom ised to obey, and the old general return ed with him to the '!itiing-room. Three hours later the guests sat at dinner. Mrs. Thornberry had joined them only a brief space before in the drawing-room. The Squire and the General had marked the languishing glances of the Hon. Alfred Norton, as he greeted his young hostess: the simpering, conceited, "Who-can-rcsist-me ?" air with which he ogled her through his glass. The Squire's hands had clenched ominously ; the toe of his boot slightly rose : but the old soldier's grasped re strained him. "Wait!" he whispered. "Dinner over, the ladies retired, bowed out by the Honorable Adonnis. The gentlemen divided, and drew their chairs in clusters, twos and threes, to enjoy their wine, and were engaged o lively conversation, when suddenly the General's tones, clear and resonant, at tracted the guests' attention. "Fought duels?" he was saying to his neighbor, "I, my' lord? Many. As I was a young man, I was as ready to go out as I was anxious for my dinner; though, singularly enough, the disputes arose from trivial matters. The only time I had really cause to challenge a man I did not do so. A woman stayed me." "As you have taken us so far into your confidence, General, we must have the story," said one of the party: "Oh, certainly, if you like. Here it is," answered the soldier, readily. ''Thir ty years ago I had married the prettiest woman I had ever met. I was rather her elder; but her affection, I knew was none the less mine. We lived happily for two years when a conceited puppy, who believed no woman able to resist him, dared to ogle my wife; to this audacity he added that of sending her amorous love-letters. My wife, her pret ty face crimson with indignation at the insult, brought them at once to me. 'Herbert,' she said, 'I see what you in tend ; but you shall not fight'this man. He is beneath you he is unworthy the honor.' 'What then would you have me do? I asked, bursting with passion. 'Would you let him go harmless on his evil coursef 'No,' she answered; yet your life shall not be risked for his. He adores his own handsome person. To morrow you join the shooting party so does he. In the excitement of the sport my love, though a good shot, you might miss; and if you should happen to hit "Gentlemen," explained the host, "particular business called him away; he departed early this morning." "Without beat of drum," concluded Gen. Leybourne, exchangiug an amused glance with the Squire. Chased by a River. Hanging up my barometer to give it a few minutes to settle, I occupied myself in collecting resin from the pinon pines, which were found in great abundance. One of the principal objects of the climb was to get this resin for the purpose of smearing our boats, but I had with me no means of carrying it down. The day was very hot and my coat had been left in camp, so I had no linings to tear out, but it occurred to me to cut off the sleeve of my shirt and tie it up at one end, and in this little sack I collected about a gallon of pitch. After taking observations for altitude, I wandered back on the rocks, for an hour or two, when, suddenly, I noticed that a storm was coming from the south. I sought a shelter in the rocks, but when the storm burst, it came down as a flood from the heavens, not with gentle drops at first, slowly increasing in quantity, but as if suddenly poured from an im mense basin. I was thoroughly drench ed and almost washed away. It lasted not more than half hour, when the clouds swept by to the north, and I was in the sunshine again. In the meantime, I discovered abetter way of getting dowfl and started for camp, making the greatest haste possible. un reacning tue ootiom ot iuc side canon I found a thousand streams rolling down the cliffs on every side, carrying with them red sand, and these all united in the canon below in one great stream of red mud. Traveling as fast as I could run I soon reached the foot of the stream for the rain did not reach the lower end of tho canon, and the water was running down a dry bed of sand ; and aklwa-li it came in waves several feet high and fifteen or twenty feet in width, the aand soaked it up and it was lost. Wave fol lowed wave and rolled along and was swallowed up, and still the floods came from above. I found I could travel faster than the stream, so I hastened on to camp and told the men there was a river coming down the cancn. We car ried our camp equipage from the bank to where we thought it would be a'jy.x. the water, and then stood by to ec the river roll on to join the Colorado. Major J. W. Powell, in Scribner for February. RATES OF ADVERTISING. In. 110 00 15 00 WOO am 35 00 woo too on Car-Transient and Legal advertisements mast lie paid for in advance. Local and Special Notices, 10 cents a Une. AU letters In relation to business in any war connected with the onV should be addressed to the Publisher andi"roprieton. Allisot & PEmuxs. stac.... Iw.tw.lw.t m.fl ra.W m. llnrh.... ia0flU30b!oot2C.(, Slneb.... ISO 5 SSO 3,0u! S.S0 10 Jlnch.... lOI 300 SOB 70DI820UOO Inch.... ISO 4,00 5V 10 00li Ou 17 50 !Col.... 3 SO S SO S SO li 00(15 10 S OU JiCol S SO 10 00 15 00 48 0,1:7 Ob SS 00 1 Col.... 10 ft 16 00 1 00 27 0C IS Ob WOO field. He was soon promoted, and en tered upon the career of achievement that made him famous. -In the short time he was with the regiment lie im pressed them with a character which made it develop into ono of the most efficient cavalry regiments in the service. Many even of those who admire and are grateful to Sheridan do not fully appreciate him. They look upon him merely as a ready and dashing cavalry officer, skilled and successful in carrying out the plans of others, and do not gire him credit for his stronger parts. The fact is, he was a gallant general, and is a man of very vigorous intellect, a hard student, and a keen observer, capable of making broad generalizations. When he was abroad, be was with Bismarck, by tbat great man's invitation, in daily association for several weeks. Bismarck would not have wasted more than one interview on a strange tourist if ho had not found him something great and con genial. Sheridan is very free Cram, soe tiorial prejudice. He feels no antagon ism to the people of the south. He laid that aside when the war ended. He is is not an arbitrary man. He'respectsan honest difference of opinion, and respects any one more highly, whatever the rela tions in which they stand, who stands by his own opinions and expresses them manfully. His recent telegrams are not in keeping with his character and our prejudices. Frank Leslie's Illustrated NeiojiapeT. Beauly of flie Sky. FUJI. Sbecidai. the wrist of the dandy, he will never write love-verses again.' I embraced my wife I attended the shooting party. I missed my bird ; but for a month, my darling's correspondent was confined to his bed. When he quitted it bis right arm had been amputated." "Then you did shoot him," exclaimed the guests. The General began j laying with his chain, as he answered, "Yes, gentlemen ; I shot him in the hand." "Capital!" ejaculated the Squire, in a loud voice, bringing his hand heavily on the table and fixing his gaze steadily up on the Hon. Alfred Norton. "An ex cellent idea! I'd do the same to-mor row." The next morning when the shooting parly assembled at breakfast, one seat was vacant. Where was the Hon. Al fred Norton The conception of Gen. Sheridan'.-? character which the cstremest of the Southern press have constantly held up to their readers, and which most of their audience seemed to consider the true one, is that he is a druken, tyrramcal bully ; fierce and merciless to the weak, and cowardly fearful of an equal foe. The description is false enough to be ludicrous, if the spirit which prompted it did not keep away all ludicrous sug gestions. As a great deal will be written about him presently, based on that idea it is well enough to say something about the sort of man he really is. And, in the first place, he does not indulge in debauchery. In regard to drinking he js not a total abstinence man, but he is a very temperate and prudent man. His manners and address are those of a sol dier who has spent most of his life in the field, and who is accustomed to com mandbrusque often, but tempered by a sense of what is due to himself and to others. He is a kindly-natured and generous man. in an me garrisons in his frontier life he was a favorite with all the children about the post. When he was lieutenant in command of a com pany his men were exceedingly devoted to him. When he was stationed with his company at an Indian agency, as he was for some time, the Indians would be satisfied with bis word and grow quiet, when the agent could not appease them. Only a kindly and just man could in spire such feelings. Ho was a brave man, and made a reputation as a gallant officer, full of resources, before the re bellion. In an outbreak among the Oregon In dians, he, with forty men, was beseiged in an old and weak block-house, at the Cascades, by fifteen hundred or two thousand Indians. Ho held it for sever al days, until it was nearly battered to pieces by bullets, and until it was ap- It is a strange thing how little in gen eral people know about the sky. It is the part of creation in which Nature has done more for the sake of pleasing man, more for the sole and evident purpose of talking to him and teaching him, than in any other of her works, and it is just the part in which we least attend to her. There are noj many of her other works in which some more material or essential purpose of the sky might, as far as we know, be answered, if oncein three days or thereabout, a great black ugly rain- cloud were broken up over the blue, and everything well watered, and so all left blue again, until next time, with per haps a film of morning and evening mist for dew. But instead of this there is not a moment of any day of our lives when nature is not producing scene after scene, picture after, picture, glory after glory, and working still upon such ex quisite and .constant principles of the mnt perfect Iwatity, that it is quite cer tain it is all done for us, and intended for our perpeju il pleasure. Riakia. dow looked out to it and it was frozen hard. A couple of torn cats it is possi ble one might have been the other sex were assembled on the chimney in the middle of this 11, and they were growl ing at a fearful rate, and switching their tails about and going on, and we couldn't sleep at all. Finally Jim said, 'For two cents I'd go out and snake them cats off that chimney;' so I said, 'Of course you would ;' he said 'Well, I wonld: I have a mighty good notion to do it;' says I 'Of course you have; certainly you hare, you have a great notion to do it.' I hoped he might try it, but I was afraid he wouldn't. , Finally I did get his am bition up, and he raised the window and climbed out on that icy roof, with noth ing on but his socks and a very short shirt. He went climbing along on all fours on the roof toward this chinmey wbere the cats were. In the meaatune these young ladies and gentlemen were enjoying themselves down under the eaves, and when Jim got almost to that chimney he made a pass at the cats, and his heels flew up'and he shot down and crashed through those vines, and lit in the midst of the ladies and gentlemen, and set down in those hot saucers of candy. There was a general stampede, of course, and he came up stairs drop ping pieces of chinaware and candy all the way up, and when he got up there now anybody in the world would have gone into profanity or something calcu lated to relieve the mind, but he did'nt, he scraped the candy ofThis legs, nursed his blisters a little, and said, 'I could have ketched them cats if I had had on a good ready." Whenrthis is done vouean feat your swords into spears and your plowshares into pruning hooks, for there'll be no more war. Don't you see? I'm not working for a paltry commission or two. It is a labor of love. I'm trying to elevate the race and promote Christian civilization." Pitman "It never struck ate that way," Gunn "Anyhow ifs sn. And I ask you, as a Member of the Peace Society, to enroll your name among those who are carrying on this great work. Terms as low as any other company, and divi dends payable semi-annually. Unborn generations will rise" up and call you blessed. We make our policies Davable at any age, or we'll put you in the Tea tine; arid you'll dry the widow's tears and hush the ciy of the orphan. Go in for ft $5,000 policy, and I Assure you that the glad hosanuas of the white-robed angel of Peace once more will resound from the stary vaults of heaven, and over the smiling earth ths songs "of love will still the clangor of the war-horse and the boom of cannon, and man once more will know the felicity of Paradise. Your grandmother died of liver complaint, I believe ? Lem'me see, how old are you T" Pitman "I'm forty-four in Febuary. put me down for $5,000, payable at six ty years of age. Call in the morning with the papers, and I'll sig'n 'einJ Gunn "Good day. I'm ofE I've got an engagement1 with Cooleyat 11, and I m anxious to keep it. I've haunted him for two years new, and he has succumbed." Reprodariag OlJ Thonghls- Nothing is more strange than the re producing of oldljtiioiights under the guise of new and advanced opinions. It would seem as if the 'human mind with all its restless activity, were des tined to revolve in an endless circle. Its progress is marked by many changes and discoveries, it sees and understands far more clearly the facts that lie along tiie Hues of its rout and the modes or laws under which those facts occur; but this route in its higher levels always return upon itself. Nature and all its secrets become better known, and the powers of nature are brought more under human control-; but the sources of nature and life and thought all the ultimate prob lems of being never become clearly in telligible. Not only to but the last ef forts of human reasoning on these subjects are even as the first. Differing in form they arc in substance the same. Bold as the course of scientificad venture has seemed fur a time, it ends very much bezun ; the men of the nineteenth century looked over the same abysses of speculation as did their forefathers thousands of years before. No philoso phy of theism can be said to have ad vanced beyond tho book of Job ; Prof. Tyndall, addressing the world, from the throne of modern science which the chair of the British Association ought to be repeats the thoughts of Democritus and Epicurus, and the last guesses of the modern scientific mind Blackwood. Sit and Set, Lay and Lie. The two words, 'sit' and 'set' are too much mistaken in each 'other. When a grammar class is asked for the first time it it is right to say 'hens set' the 'court sets,' one-half of them perhaps will vote one way and the other half the other. The court means the judge or judges; the judge sit, the court sits, the jury sit?, the hens sit, birds sit. Setting hen is wrong; hens are not setters or pointers. Set requires en objective case we set a chair, but sit in it. There is a similar difficulty in the words 'lie' and 'lay.' In families whose hens 'set' every thing 'lays,' and all 'lay abed.' The quoted words are wrong. Lay means to place, and requires an adjective, as 'the hen lays eggs,, 'now I lay me." We should say the book lies on the tabic ; he lies abed and now he lies low, if you please, but nobody lays uuless he has something to lay. Benjamin, p. Gbdb. Mark Twain and tbe fats- parent that the Indians were working themselves up to an assault, which would have destroyed his command, when he moved them by night to an island in the middle of the river, where the Indians were afraid to approach him. He displayed both bis courage and his resources. Even after the rebellion be gan he was ordered to report to General Curtis, in Missouri, as commissary. A certain claim was presented for payment which he knew to be fraudulent, and refused to pay. Curtis ordered him to pay it; Sheridan again refused, and Curtis put him under arrest. After re ceiving Uurttsa order, no would have been legally safe in paying the X:laim, but ho would not under any condition, be party to a fraud. Halleck, who knew of what stuff he was made, ordered him to St. Louis, released him, and, securing his appointment as colonel of a volunteer regiment, sent him to the So much, already has been written and told concerning the life and history of this genius that we propose here merely to record an extract from one of his bright and sparkling speeches recent ly delivered before a social meeting of literary men: "When I was fourteen, I was living with my parents, who were very poor, and correspondingly honest. We had a youth living with us by-the name of Jim Wolf. He was an excelet fellow, seven teen years old and very diffident. He and I slept together virtously and one very bitter winter's' night a cousin Mary she's married now and gone gave what they called a candy-pulling, in those days, in the West, and they took the saucers of hot candy outside of the house into the snow, under a sort of old bower that came oat from tho eaves it was sort of an ell then, all- covered with vines to cool this hot candy in tbe snow, and tneywere all sitting around there, and in the meantime wo were gone to bed, we were not invited to at tend this party, we were too young. The young ladies and gentlemen were as sembled there, and Jim and I were in bed. There was about four inches of snow on the roof of the ell, and our win- Mar Adeler has the following in the Danbury Nem : My life insurance agent Benjamin P. Gunn, to whom I have alluded at length in my book, is still around, and he is still canvassing actively for his company. A day or two ago he dropped in to per suade Mr. Pitman to take out a policy, and the following conversation ensued Gunn "I called " Pitman "O get OUT ! I don't want to be bored about life insurance." Gunn "I just dropped in tosee if " Pitman "I know you did, and I don't want any. You can't insure me." Gunn "If you will permit me merely to ex " Pitman "But I won't permit you. Skip! This is the sixteenth time youv'e tackled me, and I'm sick of it, I ain't a-going to insure my life tlrat's settled." Gunn"You misunderstand me, Judge. I called to ascertain if you area member of the Peace Society." . Pitman "I am." , Gunn "I thought so. And of course you are willing to help along any scheme which will put an end to war and mur der." Pitman "Certainly." Gunn "Well then just listen to me. I am acting in behalf of your society. I have on hand a magnificent plan for producing permanent peace on earth and making armies useless. Why did Cain kill Abel?" Pitman "I dunuo." Gunn "Because he had no particular interest in keeping him alive. That's the reason. Why did David bang Go- liah; why did the Romans butcher the Carthagenians ; why did -old what's-his- name burn Ridley and Latimer at the taker Pitman "nanged if I know." Gunn "Why because It wasn't' mon ey in the pockets of any of those fellows to have the other chaps walking around enjoying life. Do you suppose Brutus would a stabbed Casarif Cesar's death would a kept Brutus hard up for market money? Not much, he wouldn't. Do you believe Wise would a hung old John Brown if John's death would a forced Wise to borrow money to buy boots?" Pitman "May be he wouldn't." Gunn "Well then, look a here. Sup pose you was a policy holder in a mutu al life insurance company wouldn't it reduce your dividends if you was to kill another member, and wouldn't you do your terrific best to keep that member alive r Pitnam "Strikes me I would." Gunn "Of course. Now what I am aiming at is to gather the entire civilized earth the whole human family in our company no's that all hands -will be per fectly wild to keep everybody else alive. Peterson's Magazine for March more than maintains its supremacy. The principal steel engraving represents a little Italian shepherd, asleep in the woods,, w.ith one of his own sheep watch ing over him, and is the most dinning picture imaginable. The double-size colored steel fashion plate is of rare beau ty, the ladies pretty, the dresses the very latest, the whole unrivalled. As to the literary contents they get better and better. No other ladie's book has such a brilliant corps of contributors as "Peterson." Take it all in all, it is, as the publisher claims, the best for its money in the world. If you hare not already subscribed for 1875, do so at once. The price is but two dollars a year, postage free. Or three copies for $4.80, postage'free, with ft magnificent, large-sized engraving, 27 inches by 20, "Washington's First Interview With His Wife," as a premium to the person get ting up the club. For large clubs an extra copy of the magazine 'in addition is given. Specimens sent, gratis, it written for, to persons wishing to get up clubs. Address. CHARLES J. Petersox, 306 Chestnut Street Philadelphia. The Leiciiton Journal tells the story of two ladies who called at a livery stable to hire a horse to go ten miles out. The proprietor was out, nud the hostler, be ing a "new comer," and not acquainted .with the horses, gave them the best looking one. On the return of the pro prietor he found the ladies had gone with a horse so high spirited that he would trust but few men with him. Ha took another team and drove after the ladies, but did not succeed in overtaking them until they had arrived at their destination. He asked them if they bad any trouble in passing teams. They said they did not, as every one who saw them coming gave them the whole road. "Win li-ivn A nlaaaanf linmA ati m bright fireside, with happy children sitting around it, haven't you?" said the Judge. "Yes, sir," said Mr. Thompson, who thought he saw ft way out of the difficulty. "Well," said the Judge, "If the happy children sit around the cheer ful fireside until 'you return, they will stay there just 43 days, as I shall send you up for that time. Cm. Timet, A smart lad in San Antonia. Texas, recently took bis stand by the side of a blind orgran-grinder, and, hat in hand, solicited alms. When his hat was nearly filled by the sympathetic passers-by, be walked off, leaving tbe organist grinding away, utterly ignorant "of the whole transaction. As a Louisville girl was taking leave of a gentleman at her father's house one evening recently.shc said to him, "If you ever bear that I am in the habit of al lowing my male acquaintances to kiss me good-bye you musn't believe it, as I seldom allow such liberties." The close of that interview may be imagined. Daring ft late conference at Philadel phia, the following conversation was overheard between two newt-boys: "Say Jjm, what's the meaning of so many ministers being here altogether?' '," Why," answered Jim, scornfully, "they always meet once a year to swop sermons." The obituary notice of a much respec ted lady concluded, with "In her life she was a pattern worthy to the folio wed ; and her death oh, how consoling to her friends." The most gallant man ever heard of is one .who refrained from kickiat dog who had bitten bus, beans it, was ft female dog. "If it wsi fcr your sex," said he "I'd kick roup head off." To cloUte the naked sad feed the hungry ( foodj to teach them how to PTOTMe for theawelves U much Mtter.