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fcS-J-SJVS" J-j W '"!?' y i-iM Mm uiaimwttw -'ljl fl THE REGISTER. RATES OF ADVERTISING. ; THE IOLA REGISTER. 'TW11, PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. m.iS n.l6 m. II TR. t3 0014 S0rtt SO W1000 O UUI O 30110 US 7 OM 8 sola on 13 00 woo iiOO S5 00 80 00 ALLISON & PKUKLN3, Pcbushxbs. 10 OOlU OMIT so U 00115. oofs 00 it own oobi oo 27 OOfS) O0M0 CO IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. 100 00 Transient and Legal advertisements must be paid for in advance. local and Special Notices, lOcenUallne. All letters In relation to bojtneaS In any way connected with the office should be addressed to the Publishers and Proprietors. Allison ft Paxxns. TEEMS TWO DOLLARS PUB YEAB. VOLUME IX. IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, JUNE 12, 1875. NO. 24. OFFICIAL PAPER COTJXTY. STACK.... 1 W. J W.M W. linen.... tioottsoexo Sinch.... ISO 2 85 J SO 3 Inch.... 3.00 3 00 SO. 41nch.... SSO 400 8 SO MCoI.... 3 SO 5 SO 8 90 XCol.... 6 SO 10 00 16 00 1 Col.... 10 08(18 00 8 00 , justness JUrtrtorrj. COUNTY OFFICERS. JgW'TIcott nutrict Judge Ja" Acer Probate Judge Wm Thrasher, County Treasurer H A Needhara ,. County Clerk 9?f .B,r?w5 " Register of Deeds y.ii ?,icardj County Attorney 5M Simpson -.-..... .Clerk District Court w "i!J1v oupenmenuent jruuuc ecnoois J Ii noodin ,. Sheriff unnanttnoaaes,... purveyor J- A WJInwUnd ..Commissioners Isaac Bonebrake, CITY OFFICERS. V C Jones Mayor w jv isoya, rouoe ufige JPPi 1 It Richards, A-..'. CoOncilmen W II Richards, U CM Stmnson.J John Francis Treasurer WJ Sapp, Clerk fames Simpson, Street Commissioner uonn u niius Marshal CHURCHES. METHODIST EPISCOPAL. Corner of Jefferson avenue and Broadway St. Services every Sabbath at 10J a. m. and 7 p. m, Crayer meeting Thursday evenings at 7 p. m. II. K. Hdth, Pastor. PBESBYTEBIAK. Corner HadUon avenue and Western street. Services 10X a. in. and7 p.m. Sunday School at 0a.m. BAPTIST. On Sycamore street. Services every Sabbath at is. iii.anmn. m. i-rayermeeting on inurs uay evening, unurcn meeting at z p, on owiruAj iKiuie urc nnsi. eauoam in Sabbath School at SW,' o'clock a. ra. each month. C. T. Flotd, Pastor. Scent Sorictics. IOLA LODGE, NO. 38, A. F. A A. Masons meets on the first ana third featunuus in every month. Brethren in good standing are invited to attend. II. W. TALCOTT, W. M. J. N. White, Seo'y. IOLA LODGE, NO. 21, I. O. of Odd Fel lows hold theirrccular I meetings every lues- ' dav evening, in their hall, next door north of the post office Visiting uretnren w goon manning, are inriieu to aueuu C. M. S1MPSOX, X. U. W. C. Jones, Sec'y. . Ijotcls. LELAND HOUSE. BD. ALLEN", Proprietor. IOLA, Kansas. This bouse has been thoroughly repaired and refitted and is now the most desirable place In the city for travelers to stop. No pains ill be paml to nuke the guests of the Leland feel at lmnie- Baggage transferred to and from Depot free of rfurge. CITY HOTEL, PKOCTOU. Proiirietor. Iola. TO 1CIIAKD IV Kansas. Single meals S3 cents. Dj board- ers one dollar perfday. t - SUtorncij5. NELSON F. ACERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Iola, Allen county, Taasas Has the only full and complete :t of Abstracts of Allen county. J- C. McnUAT. J. II. ItlClIAKDS, County Attorney. MURRAY & RICHARDS, A TTORN'EYS .VXD COUNSELORS AT LAW. J Money in sums from S.VJU 00 to 65, (HO 00 loaned on long time Uion Improved Farms in .Alien, Anaerson, vt oouson, auu ncoauo conn lies. IBisaUaneus. L. L. LOW, ' EXF.it AL AUCTIONEER. Iola, Kansas. I" Cries sales in Allen and adjoining counties. MRS. JULIA A. B. WHITNEY, TREACHER OF MUSIC: Also, arn-i nt for Pianos 1 and Onrans. Terms reasonable and satisfac Hon guaranteed. Patronage resjiectfuUy solicited. M. DeMOSS, M. D., OFFICE over Jno. Francis & Co.'s Drugstore Resilience on Washington avenue, 2nd door aouthXeosho street. H. A. NEEDHAM, COUNTY CLERK. Conveyancing e done, and acknowledgements taken carefully Aiaps and plans neatly drawn. J. N. WHITE, JTXDERTAKER, Madison avenue, Iola, Kan J gas. Wood coffins constantly on hand and earse always in readiness. Metallc Burial Cases furnished on short notice. , J, E. THORP, first Coal, in ex- change for work. H. REIMERT, TAILOR. Iola. Kansas. Scott Brother's old stand. Clothing made to order in the latest .and best Styles. Satisfaction guaranteed. Clean ing ami repairing uone on snort nonce. D. F. GIVENS, - XTATCHMAKEB, JEWELER, AND CLOCK v iteinirer., m ine posiomce, iola, nansas. dorks, Watches and Jeweln, promptly and neatly rciiaiml and warranted. A fine assort ment of Clocks, Jewelry, Gold pens and other duus anicica, w men win ue soul cneap. , SHERIFFS SALE. STATE OF KANSAS, 1 Cocntt or Allex. i In the District Court "th Judicial District sitting 5 n and for saiil county and Mate. William E. DarN, George Davis and Drusji Davis, partners as W. E. Davis A Co. , Plaintiffs. vs. Silas I. Stauber, James C. Xorri ,pd jfortimer .Norton, lartners as btauber, Vqrton A Co., Thomas t. Harrington, Mary . JIarrtngton, -lames C. XorrU and Mary Xorri4, .Defendants. By virtue of an order of sale to me directed and issued out of the 7th Judicial District Court in jind for Allen county, Kansas, in the abote en titled cati-e, I will on Tuesday, June 29th, A. D. 1875, -at 10 ii'rl.M-1. a. m. of said dav. at the front door if the court house of Allen couuty, in the city of Joia, Kansas, oiler Tor sale at puuuc auction to Hie liiKlie.-t and lx'-t bidiler for cash in hand the .following descrilied lands and tenements, to-wit: Coniniencing at a jioint nineteen (l) chains and aiinet) -eight and one-half (',') links south of the north-west comerof the north-east quarter of .section 34 townthip M south of range In, thence west thirteen (13) chains and seventy-nine (7!) Jinks, to the middle of the Neosho nier, thence .down the middle of said river to a point on the quarter section line south of the point of begin ning, thence north four (I) chains and seventy live (73) links to the place of beginning, contain ing three and twenty hundredths (S.40) acres, niore or leas, including all buildings and machin ery thereon situated all in Allen county, Kansas, said lands and tenements to be sold to satUfv .said order of sale. Given under my hand at my office in the uty of Iola, this theS7th Jay of May, 1875. J. L. WOODIX, 22 5 w Sheriff of Allen county, Kansas. 4C in 0f perday. Agents wanted All classes JU t) J)U of working people of both eeics, a oung and old make more money at work for us in their own localities, during their spare mo jvents, or all the time, than at anything else. e offer employment that will jy handsomely Jjr every hour's work. Full particulars, terms, Jt.c., went free. Send ns yonr address at once. Don't delay. Xow is the time. Don't look for work or business elaewhere until r have learn ed what we offer. G. mjncoji a Co-, 1 1 J r Pwtlaud, Maine. rJLJLTS THE BLUE AND THE GRAY. By the flow of the inland river, Whence the fleets of iron hare fled, Where the blade of the new grass quiver, Asleep are the ranks of the dead : Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the Judgment Day, Under the one, the Blue; Under the other, the Gray. These in the robing of glory. Those la the gloom of defeat, All with the battle-blood gory, In the dusk of eternity meet: Under the sod and the dew. Waiting the Judgment Day, Under the laurel, the Blue; Under the willow, the Gray. From the silence of sorrowful hours The desolate mourners go, Lovingly laden with flowers, Alike for the friend and the foe: Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the Judgment Day, Under the roses, the Blue; Under fat lillies, the Gray. So, with an equal splendor, The morning sun-rays fall, With a touch impartially tender. On the blossoms blooming for all: Under the soil and the dew, Waiting the Judgment Day, Broidered with gold, the Blue; Mellowed with sold, the Gray. So when the Summer calleth. On forest and field of grain, With an equal murmur, falleth The cooling drip of the rain: Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the Judgment Day, Wet with the rain, the Blue; Wet with the rain, the Gray. Sadly, but not upbraiding, The generous deed was done; In the storm of the years that are fading No braver battle was won: Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the Judgment Day, Under the blossoms, the Blue, Under the garlands, the Gray. Xo more shall the war-cry sever Or the winding river be red They banish our anger lorerer When they laurel the graves of our dead : Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the Judgment Day, JLove and tears for the Blue; Tears and love for the Gray. A YYEDDIXU IN TriE SIERRAS. BY JOAQUIX MILLER. It was late in the fall, and it certiinlv rausi nave Jteen a cold, frosty morning, for Sandy's teeth chattered together, as if he had an ague, when he told the Jivlye. In fact, he stood around the Howling Wilderness more than half day; but he could not, or at least would not, drink, though he did very many foolish things, and seemed ill at ease and troub led in a way that was new to him. At last he got the Judge cornered. He took him by the collar with both hands, he backed him up in the corner, and as he did so his teeth chattered and ground together as if he stood half-naked on the everlasting snows that surround ed them. He pushed his face down into the red apple-like face of the magistrate, and began as if he was about to reveal the most terrible crime in the annals of the world. All the time he was holding on to the Judge with both hands as if he feared he might not listen to his propo sal, but tear away and attempt to escape. "Good, good!" The Judge drew a Jong breath. He swelled out almost instantly to nearly twice his usual importance. You coujd have seen him grow. It was now the Judge's turn to lay hold of Sandy. For now, as the great, strong man had accomplished his fearful task, told his secret and done all that was necessary to do, he wanted to get away, to go home, go anywhere and col lect his thoughts and to rest. The Judge held him there, told hip? the great advantages that would come of it, the high responsibility he was about to put his shoulder to, and talked to him, in fcet, till he grew white and still as a sign-post Yet all that Sandy could remember, for almost all that he said, was something about "the glorious cli mate of Californy." Never rode a king into his capital with such majesty as did the Judge that day enter the Forks. He was swelling, bursting with the importance of his se cret. But now he hd Sandy's permis sion to tell the boys, and he went straight to the Howling Wilderness for that purpose. His face glowed like the fire as Ue stood there rubbing his hands above the great mounting blaze and bowing right and left in a patronizing sort of a way. to the miners who had sauntered into the saloon. At last the little red-faced man turned his back to the fire, stuck his two hands back behind his coat-tail, which he kept lifting up and down and fanning care lessly, as if in deep thought stood al most tiptoe, stuck out his round little belly, and seemed about to burst with his secret "Oh! this wonderful California cli mate!" He puffed a little as he said this and fanned his coat-tails a little bit higher, perked out his belly a little bit further, and stood there as if he expect ed some one to speak. But, as the miners seemed to think they had heard something like this before, or, at least, that the remark was not wholly new, none of them felt called upon to respond. "Well" the little man tilted up on his toes as he said this and took in a long breath "it comes off about the first snow-fall." He had said these words one at a time, and by inehec, u it were slowly, delib eratcly, as if be knew perfectly well that be had something to say and that men were bound to listen. This time they all looked up and half of them spoke. And oh 1 didn't he tor ture them 1 Not that he pretended to keep his secret of half a day not at all ! On the contrary he kept talking on, and tiptoeing, and fanning his coat-tails, and pushing out his belly, and puffing out his cheeks, just as carelessly andindiffer ent as if all the world knew just what he was going to say and was perfectly familiar with the subject "Yes, gentle men," puffed the little man, "on or about the first snow-fall the Widow, as a widow, ceases to exist That lovely flower, my friends, fa to bo transplanted from its present bed to to into the the wonderful climate of Californy 1" The Howling Wilderness was as silent as the Catacombs of Rome for nearly a minute. The first thing that was heard was a something like a red-hot cannon shot The cinnamon-headed man behind the bar doged down behind his barricade of sand-bags, till only his bristling red hair and a six-shooter were visible. The decanters tilted together as if there had been an earthquake. It was only a Missourian swearing. Somebody back in the corner said "Je rusalem 1" said it in joints and pieces ; and then came forward and kicked the fire, and stood up by the side of the red little man and looked down at him as if he would like to eat him for a piece of raw beef. A tall, fair boy went back to a bunk against the further wall, where the bar-keeper's bull dog lay sleeping in his blankets, and put his arms about his neck, and put his face duu-n and remain ed there a long time. IVrhaps he wept. There was a great big hairy head mov ed out of the crowd and up to the bar. The head rolled on the shoulders from side to side, as if it was but very firmly fixed there, and did not particularly care at this particular Urns whether it re' mained there or not. A uig fist fell like a stone on the bar. The glasses jumped as if frightened half .to death ; they can up acrnitist each other, a:id clinked and huddled together there, and fairly screamed and split their sides in their terror. A big mouth opeced behind an awful barricade of beard, again the big Cut fell down, again the glasses screamed and clinked with terror, and the head rolled sidewisc again, and the big mouth opened again, and the big mouth said: "By the bald-headed Elijah!" and that was all. Then there was another calm and you might have heard the little brown wood mice nibbling at the old boots and leath er belts and tin cans stowed away among the other rubbish up in the bft of the Howling Wilderness. Then the fist came down again, and the big mouth opened and the big mouth said, slow and loud and long and savage, like the growl of a grizzly ; "Swaller my grandmother's boots!" Then the man fell back and melted into the crowd ; and whatever romance there was in his life, whatever sentiment be may have had, whatever poetry there was pent up in the heart of this great Titan, it found no other expression than this. The gentee! gambler, who sat behind a table with his green cloth and silver faro box, forgot to throw his card, but he held his arm poised in the air until any one could nave seen tne Jack of Clubs, though a thousand dollars worth of gold-dust depended on the turn. Yet all this soon had an end, of course and there was a confusion of tongues and a noise that settled gradually over against the bar. Even there it was afterward remarked, though the men really interested did not know it at the time, that the cinnamon-headed dealer of drinks'put cayenne pepper in a gin cocktail and Schied. Schnapps in a Tom and Jerry. Limber Tim was there in their midst, but he was a sad and silent man. Per haps he had been told about it before, and perhaps not. Tim was not a talker, but a thinker. This to him meant the loss of his partner, the man he loved a divorce. Poor Limber! he only backed up against the wall, screwed his back there, twisted one leg in behind the other, stuck his hands in behind him, and so stood there till he saw a man looking at him. Then he flopped over with his face to the wall, dug up his great pencil from his great pocket and fell to writing on the wall and trying to hide his face from his fellows. "Rather sudden, ain't it, Judge?" "Well, not so sudden not so sudden, considerin' this this this glorious cli mate of Californy." The wedding-day came. The camp had been invited to a man. There was but one place in the camp that could hold a tithe of its people, and that was the Howling Wilderness. The plan had been to have the wedding under the pines on the hill ; but the wind came pitching down the mountain,' with frost and snow in its beard, that morning, and drove them to the shelter. What a place was that Howling Wil derness! It was a battle-field, prize ring, dead-house, gambling-hell, court house, chapel, everything by turns. There they stood, side -by side and hand in hand, before the crackling fire, before the little Judge. The house was hot It was crowded thick as the men could stand. Tighter than sardines in a tin box, the men stood there bareheaded, with hardly room to breathe. The fat little magistrate was terribly embarrass ed. He had sent all the way across the mountains by the last pack-train, by the last express, by the last man who had dared the snows ; but no pack-train, no express, nothing had returned with the coveted, the so much-needed marriage ceremony and service which he had re solved to read to the people, interspersed with such remarks and moral observa tions as the case might require. Alas ! the form of the ceremony had not arriv ed. He had nothing of the kind to guide him. He had never officiated in this way before. He had never studied up in this branch. Why should he have studied up in this line, when there was but one woman in all that camp, in all his little world ? As the form had not arrived, he had nothing in the world but his moral ob servations to use on this imposing occa sion, and he was embarrassed as man had never been embarrassed before. He stood there trying hard to begin. He could hear the men breathe. The pretty little woman was troubled too. Her face was all the time held down, her eyes dropped, and she did not look up did not look right or left or anywhere, but seemed to surrender herself to fate, to give herself way. Her soul seemed elsewhere, as if she sat on a high bank above all this and was not of it or in it at all. 'Do you solemnly swear f The Judge had jerked himself together with an effort that made his joints fairly rattle. He hoisted his right hand in the air as be said this, and having once broken ground, he went on : 'Do you solemnly swear to love and honor and obey?" Poor Limber Tim, who had just room enough behind the Judge to turn over, here became embarrassed through sym pathy for the little red-laced magistrate, and, or course, flopped over and began to write his name and the date and make pictures on the wall with a nervous ra pidity proportionate to his embarrass ment. "Do you solemnly swear? It was very painful. The little man took down his lifted flag staff to wife his little bald head ; ami he could not get it tip again, but stood there still and help less. You could hear the men breathe as they leaned and listened with all their mights to hear. They heard the water on tlio outside gurgling on down over the great boulders, over their dams, and on through the canon. They heard the little brown wood-mice nibble and nib ble and nibble at the bits of bacon-rind and old leather boots up in the loft over their heads ; but that was all. At last the Judge revived, and began again, in a voice that was full of desperation: "Do you solemnly swear to love and protect and honor and obey till death do you part ; and" Here the voice fell down low, lower, and the Judge was again floundering in the water. Then his head went under utterly. Then he rose, and "Now I lay me down to sleep" rolled tremulously through the silent room from the lips of the Judge. Then again the head was under water; then it rose up again, and there was something like "Twinkle, twinkle little star." Then the voice died again ; the head was under water. Then it rose again, and the head went up high in the a;r; and the voice was loud and resolute, and the man rose on his tiptoes, and, beginning with "When in the course of human events" he went on in a deep and splendid tone with the Declaration of Independence to the very teeth of tyrranical King George, and then, bringing his hand down emphatic ally on the gambling-table that stood to his right, said, loud and clear and reso lute and authoritatively, as he tilted for ward on his toes: "So help you God, and I pronounce you man and wife." The Independent. The Abase of Public Ilea. Papers that indulge in scurrilous at tacks on prominent officials would do well to remember that they repeat an old bark which shows what tribe they belong to. Washington, in the closing year of his administration, was assailed by the bitterest vituperations, especially by a Philadelphia editor. John Adams was attacked in a scurrilous manner by a score of papers. Jefierson and Madi son were abused in the most shameful way and accused of the worst vices. Mr. Monroe fortunately escaped detrac tion ; but his successor, John Q. Adams, one of the purest men and truest patri ots, was made the target for blackening accusations and stinging diatribes by the papers of all sections. There is nothing in the press of our day that can be com pared with the acrimony and denuncia tion poured on the head of Andrew Jackson by the Whig papers of 1832 and 1836. He was charged with being a dic tator, a conspirator, a robber, autocrat, and to read the last year of his adminis tration one would almost infer that he ate babies for breakfast, drank wine out of the skulls of beheaded Federalists, and was about assuming the purple. The assaults on Mr. Van Buren were of the basest and blackest character, and the charges of eating from silver knives and gulden spoons and indulging in courtly luxuries rang through the coun try for six months and helped elect his successor, though they were manufactur ed by Representative Ogle, who confess ed they were unfounded before he died. Harrison was elected by the use of the most unscrupulous and malicious abuse of a gentleman whose private life and public career were alike above reproach. The scurrility of the base attacks upon President Lincoln is still remembered, though they dropped comparatively harmless, hurting none but those who made them. Married I'saples llov? to tell Them If you see a lady and gentleman disa gree upon trifling occasions or correct ing each other in company, you may be assured-they have tied the matrimonial noose. If you see a silent pair in a car or stage, lolling carelessly, one at each win dow, without seeming to know that they have a companion, the sign is infallible. If you sec a lady drop her glove and a gentleman by the side of her kindly tel ling her to pick it up, you need not hes itate in forming your opinion ; or, If you meet a couple in the fields, the gentleman twenty yards in advance of the lady, who, perhaps, is getting over a stile with difficulty, or picking her way through a muddy patch ; or, If you see a lady whose beauty and accomplishments attract the attention of every gentleman in the room but one, you can have no difficulty in determin ing their relationship to each other the one is her husband. If you see a gentleman particularly courteous, obliging and good natured, relaxing into smiles, saying sharp things, and toying with every pretty woman in the room excepting one, to whom he ap pears particularly cold and formal, and is unreasonably cross who that one is, nobody can be at a loss to discover. If you see an old couple jarring, checking and thwarting each other, dif fering in otuiucm betore the opinion is expressed, eternally anticipating and breaking the thread of each other's dis course, yet using kind words, like honey bubbles, filiating on vinegar, which are soon overwhelmed by a preponderance of the fluid ; they are to all intents, man and wife! it is impossible to be mis taken. The rules above quoted are laid down as infallible in iust interpretation they may be resorted to with confl dencc; they are upon unerring princi pies, and deduced from everyday ex' pcrience. Early Migration to America. It is generally believed by antiquari ans that the early settlers in the United States who built the mounds in the Western States were of the same race that built the pyramids of Coahuily and Mitra, and the temples of Yucatan, Mex ico and Peru. Until quite recently no investigations had thrown light on the origin of this race, or how they reached America. But some curious facte lately learned are very suggestive. In a mound in the Mississippi Valley was fouud a vessel, thirteen inches high made of grayish clay, having on its sur face four pairs of skeleton hands. A sailor, who saw it accidentally, said it was an exact pattern of water coolers used by the Malay Islanders. The finder of the urn learned, by experiment, that it was admirably fitted for this purpose, and made ice needless in Arkansas. An idol was found in another mound in Tennessee, which is a perfect likeness of the idols used in Japan. A kind of wild wheat grows in the neighborhood of Memphis which is identical with some wheat raised in the same vicinity from grains taken from a sarcophagus in Egypt Such facts seem to prove that this race of mound builders must have come to America from the eastern coast of Asia, or from Ejrypt. The migration was probably to the Pacific rather than to the Atlantic Cjast The World Moves. One ''point of light" at least is discer nable amid the general darkness of the sad story of the Schiller. It illustrates the reality of the progress we have made during the last century and a half in civ ilization, that the islanders ot Scaly isles, who were more than suspected in 1707 of murdering the shipwrecked Sir Cloudesly Shovel upon their inhospita ble shores, for the sake of a diamond ring, were busy and active last week in rescu ing the helpless creatures thrown adrift on the ocean by the disaster of the Schil ler. Foremost among these wrecker, thus transformed into philanthropists, were the people of Tresco, the island seat of a very remarkable person, Mr. Augus tus Smith, who has reclaimed to pros perity and order during the last quarter of a century the estates in the Scilly isles which belonged to H. R. H. the Prince of Wales, in his quality of Duke of Cornwall. A hundred and fifty years ago the island tenants of the heir of the English throne would have been, much more capable of lighting bale fires on their rocks to lure the Schiller on to her destruction, than of risking themselves in life boats upon the anzry billows to rescue her wretched crew and passengers. After all, in these rather important par ticulars, it must be admitted that "the world does more," Marriage Aboij the DahoneyaBg. Mariage is a most complicated cere mony among the Dahomeyans. Simpli fied, the rationale is as follows: If a young man takes a fancy to a young woman he dispatches some of his friends as embassadors to the lady's father, laden with presents of rum and cowries. A council of relatives is convened. If the suitor has offended any of them the offer is rejected. If inquiries are, on the con trary, satisfactory, Afa, the god of wis dom, is consulted ; and it is generally noted that if the present has been suffi cient, a favorable answer is given. If, on the contrary, the presents are returned the negotiations are at an end. The next stage is to pay for her, and the bridegroom and all his relatives to boot strain every effort to get together the requisite. Be sides doing the betrothal, the bridegroom has to meet all the fetish charges to which the bride may be subject, they are not backward in the discovery that some important sacrifice or ceremony essential to the happiness of the young couple has been neglected. The bride is then escor ted by her friends and relatives to her future home. A great entertainment is given in the courtyard of the house; though during the entertainment the bridegroom is not allowed to see any thing of his wife. The feasting contin ues to midnight or oven to cock-crow, after which the company retire, and the fetish priest leads the bride to her hus band, aceompanyiag the ceremony with many good advices to her and" to him. "We have brought your wife," they say; "take her, flog her if she is bad, and cher ish her if she is good." The health of the "happy couple" is then drunk, and they finally take their departure. After a week the bride returns to her father's house, and sends a present ef cooked food to her husband, who returns the compli ment by a gift of rum, cowries, and cloth. Next moraing she returns to her husband's house, goes to market, pur chases provisions, and prepares a feast, to which her husbands friends are alone invited. The honeymoon is now over, and the little wife subsides down into the prosaic life of a Dahomeyan matron. "The Baeetof Manlind," by Dr. Robert Broicn. Miss Calnarine Sedgwick. Miss Catharine Sedgwick, a woman who was an acknowledged leader in lit erature and society, used to say of her self, "Cooking is the only accomplish ment of which I am vain." A New Eng land life, especially in the country, makes a strong draft upon all the execu tive faculties of man or woman, and Miss Sedgwick fully and cherfully accepted all its obligations. She could make cake as well as books, and provide for all household exigencies as ingeniously a she could construct a story. She was an enthusiastic gardener, not merely con fining her care to flowers, but taking a practical interest in fruits and vegetables, which she delighted t gathei in the early morning with her own hands. Her biographer speaks of Miss Sedgwick's frequent breakfast parties as among the most fascinating banquets in the memory of her guests. On such occasions "she would be in her garden by six o clock to gather fruit and flowers for the table, and unconscious inspirations of health and happiness for herself, she dispensed the latter at least as liberally as the more tangible harvest of her borders. Then, after arranging the table, and paying a visit to her tiny kitchen, where the more delicate dishes received the touch of her own skillful hands, she would make a rapid toilette, and appear, untired as the day, to greet her guests with that exquisite grace and sweetness, that genial warmth of welcome, which made old and and young, grave and gay literary celebrities, distinguished for eigners, fashionable people from town, and plain country friends, all feel a de lightful ease in her presence. No matter how well President Grant may do, he will never do well enough to suit the Democrats. His late speech to the Indians will go down to history as a memorable utterance in connection with the Indian question. Yet the New York World says that he is censurable for not putting it before them even more distinct ly than he did. This, in view of the fact that he told the Indians wore plain truth in a few minutes than has been told to them by all the administrations we have hitherto had, fa a sad instance of the hopelessness of satisfying Demo cratic opinion through the action of a Republican President Globe-Democrat. The VaUey Fall Sew Era says: "We will send the New Era one year free to the person who will bring us the largest quantity of grasshoppers, not ess than one bushel, within the next ten days. The grasshoppers to be caught pn the farm of the person applying for the pre mium. Now, set your children to work, for if we pickle any grasshoppers for next winter's use, we want to do it while they are tender." The Lawrence Journal very truly says : "Lawyers, as a class, are poor men. They who rise to eminence in the profession are very few. Those who accumulate wealth are fewer stilL The 'briefless barristers,' the 'limbs of the law,' who live nobody knows how, the legal dead beats who never pay a debt, abound more or less in every community." N Tie Argaaeit Frsa Character. In commenting upon Mr. Evarts' de fense of Henry Ward Beecher, under the above heading, the Chicago Pott and Mail says: "Mr. Evarts takes the ground that it is possible for a man to establish a moral character so firmly that it is more cred itable to believe those who impeach it are either mistaken or mendacious, than to believe they can be certain of their facts and truthful in stating them. And he thinks that one man who has ac complished this work is Henry Ward Beecher. Mr. Evarts does not in the least neglect minor defenses, but he evidently con siders the position above outlined to be his Gibralter, his impregnable fortress. Of course this line of defense will be scounted by those whose faith in human nature never gets beyond their eyesight, and who are so conscious that their own lives are a farce and a fraud, that it wounds their self-esteem to admit that it may be otherwise with some, at least among their fellow men. But those to whom character is a verity, and who know by experience what it is to decido questions by moral tests and to force themselves to choose the right and reject the wrong, regardless of apparent interest or expediency, will appreciate its real power and its logical merit Such per sons will have within themselves the evi dence that a character may be acquired by patient continuance in well-doing, that shall be able to stand unmoved amid the assaults of earth and hell; nay, that shall stand with a certainty ap proaching the absolute, and afford in itself a guarantee of its own integrity. 'Men,' said one to the philosopher Plato, 'call you a liar.' 'Be it so,' was the re ply, 'I will so live as to prove them liars.' What Plato said he would do, Mr. Evarts thinks Henry Ward Beecher has done." Foriveiess of In juries. An editor of a weekly paper, published in Missouri, called at the White House and was admitted to Mr. Lincoln's pres ence. He at eace commenced stating to Mr. Lincoln that he was the man who first suggested his name for the Presiden cy, and, pulling from his pocket 'an old, worn, defaced copy of his paper, exhibit ed to the Presideut an item on the sub ject. "Do you really think," said Mr. Lin coln, "that announcement was the occa sion of my nomination V "Certainly," said the editor; the sug gestion was so opportune that it was at once taken up by other papers, and the result was your nomination and election." "Ah ! well," said Mr. Lincoln with a sigh, and assuming a rather gloomy coun tenance, "I am glad to see you and to know this, but you will have to excuse me, I am just going to the War Depart ment to see Secretary Stanton." "Well," said tho editor. "I will walk over with yon." The President, with that good satuae so characteristic of him, took up his hat and said "Come along." When they reached the door of the Secretary's office, Mr. Lincoln turned to his companion and said "I shall have to see Mr. Stanton alone, and you must excuse me," and taking him by the hand he continued "Good-bye. I hope you will feel per fectly easy about having nominated me. Don't be troubled about it I forgive you." Washington Chronicle. Riditi' a frda Horse to Death. During the pioneer daysof Ionia Mich., the town had an editor who was patient and long suffering. Some of the mem bers of a chnrch got him to give $20 to ward securing a minister ; then they wanted their religious notices inserted free ; then he was asked for $25 toward helping bnild a parsonage, and he finally found he was giving the chureh mora than he was giving his family. He nev ertheless "'hung on" for a time longer ; until one evening he went to prayer meeting and was asked to leave his office for one week and go help clear the grounds for a camp-meeting. This was the last straw, and he rose up and said : "Gentlemen I'd like to go to heaven with yon. I know yon all. You are clever and obliging, and kind and tender and it would be nice for us all, as a con- gregation,- together ; but Pve concluded to leave and dodge along in with some body front Detroit, Lapeer or Grand Rapids. It's money, money all the time, and Pve given to this chnrch until, if my wife should die, she'd have to go to heaven barefooted." The congregation seemed to realize that a free horse was being ridden to death. They let-np on the editor and pacified him. He even had a special tent assigned him at the camp-meeting, and all was welL "What's this crowd around here for ?" demanded a policeman the other night, as he came upon a dozen boys grouped near the gate of a, house on Second street "Keep still," replied one of the boys, "there comes old John, tight as a brick, and we're waiting to see his wife pop him with the rolling pin aa he opens the door." "Papa, are yon growing taller all tho timer' "No my child ; why do you ask 1" Cause the top of yonr head is poking up through yonr hair."