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IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS.
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IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, JUNE 12, 1875.
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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
V C Jones Mayor
w jv isoya, rouoe ufige
It Richards, A-..'. CoOncilmen
W II Richards, U
John Francis Treasurer
WJ Sapp, Clerk
fames Simpson, Street Commissioner
uonn u niius Marshal
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.
Corner HadUon avenue and Western street.
Services 10X a. in. and7 p.m. Sunday School at
On Sycamore street. Services every Sabbath at
is. iii.anmn. m. i-rayermeeting on inurs
uay evening, unurcn meeting at z p,
owiruAj iKiuie urc nnsi. eauoam in
Sabbath School at SW,' o'clock a. ra.
C. T. Flotd, Pastor.
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. .
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.
PKOCTOU. Proiirietor. Iola.
Single meals S3 cents. Dj board-
ers one dollar perfday.
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,
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
L. L. LOW,
' EXF.it AL AUCTIONEER. Iola, Kansas.
I" Cries sales in Allen and adjoining counties.
MRS. JULIA A. B.
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
H. A. NEEDHAM,
COUNTY CLERK. Conveyancing e
done, and acknowledgements taken
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,
change for work.
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. ,
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
'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
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 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
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
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
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'
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
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
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."
Tie Argaaeit Frsa Character.
In commenting upon Mr. Evarts' de
fense of Henry Ward Beecher, under the
above heading, the Chicago Pott and Mail
"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
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
"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
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
"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."
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