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THE REGISTER. RATES OF ADVERTISING. THE TOLA REGISTER, erne..., linen ... Siitch.... a inch... 4 inch,.,, ;c.i..., Col.. 1 Col.... i m.iJ m.lRm. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Mm i aorta so, 3W so tow 7 on h so n oo 4 6 S0I10 00 t! Oil 17 SO ALLISON & PEKKINS, I'iuliriiERS. 5 50t SMI 12 UM1.1 ( .SOU 38 00 10 001 lo aide os It) UO I S0U27( tot! 7O0C8( UOOO 4 IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. tJ"TnuMint ami Ijegal advertisements mutt be akhl for in advance, I ocalatf.1 Special Notices, lOeeetsfttiae, AIT letters In relation W business iu any wa connectnl With the office rhottld be addreaaed lb tbe Fubllabcrs and Proprietor, ALUM 6 PMsixs, TKIIMS TWO DOLLARS I'EU YEAU. VOLUME IX. IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 13, 1875. NO. 38. OFFICIAL PAPER OF COUNTY. f IN w lisl M h. Justness Jlircctorn. NATIONAL. GOVERNMENT. JYridcnt Virc-l'rerddent ChiefJujIire ecr,taryof Slate ecrelary of Hie Treasury.. cwrelaryof War Secretary of theXavy .. r-ecrelary of the Interior. . . Attorney General lotmater General Speaker of the House Clerk of the Senate Clerk of the House Ulysses 8 Orant llenry Wilson ...Morrieon It Watte Hamilton I'ili ISURrUtow Win W Belknap ieo at icobeaon . ...Coluinlnif Delano .Edwards I'lerrepont Marshall Jewell James U Blaine UeoCUorbam . . Edward Mcl'neraon STATE GOVERNMENT. Cntirnnr Thomas A Osbom Lieutenant Governor. M J Salter Secretary of State T II Cavanaufrn Mate Treasurer. Samuel Lapuin Attornev General A M F Kandolph Mate Auditor D W Wilder fcup'M'ublic Instruction JotanFraaer COUNTY OFFICERS. IPWTalcott District Judge .NfKAcer 1'robate Judge Tn Thrasher, County Treasurer II A Needham, County Clerk G M Brown, Register of Deeds J II Iticliards, County Attorney tOI Simpson, Clerk District Court .1 K!Bnan Superintendent lublie Schools .1 L Woodin Sheriff Lyman Ithoadea surveyor Dllonille, 1 A WJIowland, Commissioners l"aac Itonebrate, ) CITY OFFICERS. TV C Jones, .- Mayor .1 K Ilovd, I'olice Judge V. W Apple, S N F Arert. J J II Iiichards, Councilmen W II Itirhards, f C M Simpson, J John Francis, Treasurer W J Sam Clerk James Mmpon, Street Commissioner .Inlm II Willis Marslial CHURCHES. METHODIST EPISCOPAL. Corner of Jcffernn avenue and Broadway St. Services etery e-abtath at 10JJ a. m. and 7 1. m. I'rajer meeting Thursday evenings at 7 p. m. II. K. MtTlI, Factor. PEESBYTERIAJT. Corner Madison aenue and Western street. Services lo.f a. I". andT . m. Sunday School at iU a. m. S. G. Clark, Pastor. BAPTIST. On Scamore street. Services every Sabbath at lojj a. in. and 7 p. m. l'rayermeeting on Thurs ilay evening. Church meeting at 2 p. m. on Satunlar lx-Core the llrst Salilnth in each month. abluth frcliool at !) o'clock a.m. C. T. Flotd, Pastor. Secret Societies. IOLA LODGE, NO. 38, A. F A A. Masons meets on the first and thin! Satnmays in every month llretliren in good standing are invited to attend. II. W. TALI "O IT, W. 31. J. '. Wiiitk, Sec'y IOLA LODGE, NO. 21, I. O. of Odd Fel lows hold their regular meetings every Tiic ' dar evenimr. in their hall, next door north or the post ofllce. Visiting liretbreu in good standing, are invited to attend. C. il. MMPsOX, X. G. W. C. Jove, Sec'y. . Xjotcls. LELAND HOUSE. BD. AI.I.EX. Proprietor. IOLA, Kaxa. . This bouse has been thoroughly reimired and reilited anl is now the most desirable place In the city Tor travelers to stop. Xo pains w ill le . . -l .? r1 u tlio mmrB nt ihu Taiinil fsal MI home. Kn.sjr.ige transfrnwl to ana from Iit ireem ciinrge. i CITY HOTEL, R1CHAHD PnOCTOIt, Pronrietnr. Iola, Kansas. Single meals 45 cents. Day board ers one dollar jierday. 3 ttorncijs. NELSON F. ACERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Iola, Allen county, Kansas Has the only Hill and complete set of Abstracts of Allen connty. . FRANK W. BARTLETT, ATTOHXEY AT LAW, Iola. Kansas. Money to loan on long time anil at low rates on well improved 1 arms in Allen county. U 2fi J. C. Ml-uiut. J. II. Kiciiakds County Attorney. MURRAY & RICHARDS, ATTOBXEYS AXD COUXSELOKSAT LAW. . Jlonev in sums from .VJti 00 to .1,(M0 00 loaned on long time upon Improved Farms In Allen, Anderson, Woodson, and Xeosho coun ties. . yijnsmuns. M. DeMOSS, 51. D., OFFICE over Jno. Francis Co.'s Drag Store Iteidence on Washington avenue, Snd door south Xeosho street. A. J. FULTON, M. D. L. C. P. S. Ont. Canada, graduate Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, memlier of the Alumni Association Jefferson College, Physician Surgeon and Accoucher. Office ami residence o er Beck's grain and feed store, loij. Kas. miscellaneous. L. L. LOW, 'EVKKAL AUCTIOXEEU. Iola, Kansas. I" Cries sales in Allen and adjoining counties. IL A. NEEDHAM, COITXTY CLEKK. Com eyancine carefully done, and acknowledgements taken. 3Ijps and plans neatly drawn. . J. N. WHITE, T TXDEUTAKER, Hadion avenue, Iola, Kan 1 sas. Wowl coffins constantly on hand and Hearse always in readiness. MetalicBunal Cases furnished on short notice. H. BEIMERT, TAILOR. Iola, Kansas. Scott Brother's old KtMml f Tlnlhinir made to otder in the latest awl best styles. Satisfaction guaranteed. Clean ing and repairing done on snort notice. J. E. THORP, BARBER SHOP on Washington avenue flrst doorsouthof L. L. Xorlhrup's. Fuel, Prod uce and Vegetables of all kinds taken in exchange for work. Also, a few good second-hand Razors for sale cheap; also a line quality of HairOil. D. F. GIVENS, XXTATCnilAKF.11' JEWELER. AXD CLOCK V V IZeiiatrjer. at tne jiostomn, tola, ivansas. Clocks, Watches and Jewelry, promptly and nMflv rpiiaiml and warrantetl. A fine assort ment of Clocks, Jewelry, Gold liens and other fancy articles, wnicti win ue som rneap. , PUBLICATION NOTICE. To John C. Harris: Take notice that von have been sued in an action in which Annie E. Hams is plaintiff and you are the defendant, that the lietition of the flaintiffis filed in the office of tlie Clerk of the listrict Court of tbe7lh Judicial District of the Mate of Kansas ia and for Allen county, in said stale, anu luai you are requireu to answer saiu lietition on or liefore the lbth dav of October. A. D. 1ST."., and unless you do so answer the said petition will ue taun as true ana juugment will l rendered gramme ulaintiffadivorre from vou. J. K. ItOYI), 36-Sw" Attorney for Plaintiff. SILVER MINES. Mountains of Money in Nevada. A "staff correspondent" ot tho New York Tribune has been visiting the "Biff Bonanza" the great silver mine of Vir ginia City, Nevada. He writes a long and interesting letter, to the Tribune, from which we make for our readers a few extracts. Whatever mining may be in other lo calities, it is a stupendous reality here, and is carried on with the same precis ion and business sagacity as any legiti mate manufacturing business in New England, New York, or New Jersey. There is no pretense, no noise and bus tle, no pompous manifestation of wealth, no impassable gulf between the $4 miner and the twenty million capitalist. I have been here nearly two weeks, and no day has passed during that time in which I have not visited the mines, and each day I have seen three men each not worth less than twenty millions of dollars, going about quietly among the men in the common garb of the laborer, with nothing to distinguish them from th6 ordinary mine hand. No diamond studs, no big rings, no flashy watch chains, no broadcloth. One of these gentlemen has spent years in foreign travel, and has mingled in polite society in other countries ; another who spends most of his time in San Francisco, rules the market here, and is to this coast what Commodore Vanderbilt is to New York; the other is accustomed to direct hundreds of men and employ millions of capital. Yet these three men, when seen about their mines, would be taken for foremen or overseers. They attend to their legitimate business as miners and earn handsome dividends for their stockholders. The greatest mine in the United States, aud probably in the world, is the Consol idated Virginia; the mine of the Big Bonanza. The figures relating to this mine are so enormous that I should not tax the credulity of the reader I have examined the books, assessor's returns, shipper's receipts, accounts with the Government, and had the teftimony of my own senses in addition to the official papers. The Consolidated Virginia is com posed of two mines the Sides, 500 feet, and the White & Murphy, 210 feet, in all 710 feet in length along the lead, the width being as far as it extends each way, the distance not having yet been deter mined, as the walls of the mine have not been found. The marvelous richness ot the minefean scarcely be realized. We are so accustomed in public affairs to speak of millions of dollars, with little understanding of how much money it is, that it has become the custom to speak thus with as little hesitation as we speak of hundreds. I suppose that great national blessing the National debt has made the sound of millions familiar. A million of dollars is more money than can be counted, dollar by dollar, in one week by a single individual, and it is therefore imperative in dealing with the figures that a due sense of their meaning and importance should be considered, for in that is their only interest. There were shipped from the Consoli dated Virginia mine about 2,000 bars of gold and silver, unscparatcd, or about $7,000,000, previous to the beginning of the present calendar year. The follow ing, which I copied from the books ot the company, and verified by bills, re ceipts, &c shows the amount of the business since that time. During the month of January, 1875, there were ship ped $1,100,697; in February, $1,200,743; in March $1,707,571 ; in April $1,509,057; in May $1,521,777, and in June, $1,503,- 816. From $18,000,000 to $20,000,000 a year, to be taken out of a single mine, is sometimes worthy of remark. If the yield of the Nevada mines dur ing the first half of the present year's production, there will be more than $60,- 000,000 as against tho $35,453,233 of 1874. The shipments of ore from the consolidated Virginia mine for the first six months of the year have been over $8,500,000 as against less than $5,000, of the entire year of 1874. The present yield of the mine is circumscribed, not by the amount of ore that can be taken out, but by the limited capacity of the hoiting machinery. The present hoist ing capacity of the Consolidated Virgin ia mine is about 1,500 tons daily, and the shaft in the Gould & Curry mine, connects by drift with the first named, is capable of hoisting about 100 tons in addition. Nine mills are now employed in crushing the ore of this one mine. An immense new mill is now building, ca pable of doing tbe work of eight, and there is also a new shaft sinking jointly by the California and Consolidated Com panies. When these improvements are finished, the two mines can be worked up to their capacity. Mr. Flood and Mr. Fair both say they expect to ship $4,000,000 of bullion a month when they get fairly started. While this seems an extravigant estimate it would not be more remarkable than the discoveries already made. Indeed it ia held by ex perts, among them Dr. Lindermam, Di rector General of the Mint, who went into the mine at the same time I did, that there are from ten to fifteen mil lions of dollars of ore in sight. Dr. Sog ers of the University of Pennsylvania, an experienced mineralogist, said the ore seemed practically inexhaustible, and from the manner in which it lay he thought there was no doubt there was "millions in it." Gen. Lc Grange, Su perintendent of the San Francisco Mint, is of the same opinion. They have be tween 3,000 and 4,000 men employed at an average price of $4 per day. The pay roll of one mine, which I saw myself for the month of June amounted to about $70,000. The firm pays $50,000 a quar ter, or $200,000 a year, tax on the pro duct of bullion for ono mine. The dis count and express charges of bullion to San Francisco cost the company about $80,000 a month. The assay department spoken of above, is able to melt, bar, assay, and stamp $109,000 a day in gold and silver bars in combination the gold being about 45 per cent. The weight of the bars is from 90 to 110 pounds. Here is a city of about 25,000 inhabi tants, two or three years old, about 7,090 feet above the level of the sea, with in habitants in the garb of laborers, but with the habits of Parisians. Here are restaurants as fine as any in the world ; here are drinking saloons more gorgeous in appointment than any in San Francis co, Philadelphia or New York, and here are shops and stores which arc dazzling in splendor. The people seem to run to jewelry. I have never seen finer shops, and the number of diamonds displayed in the window quite overwhelms one's senses. No coin less than a quarter of a dollar is used, and when I offered a dime to the artist who polished my boots he gave such a look that I would have been proud to exchange places with him and give him the dime to boot. He handed the money back to me, and for fear of making another mistake I inive him a five dollar gold piece and he gave me the change. I have never bocn in a place where money is so plenty, nor where it is spent with so much exttav.igance. The product of silver is indeed so large that its value is nearly reduced to that of greenbacks, and there seems to be some reason for the belief that if silver instead of gold could be ued to redeem legal tender notes, thee mines could Mipply a sufficient amount of metal to establish our currency on a coin basis. As there is nothing elsewhere on earth like this deposit of silver, so the mines themselves arc unparallellcd in the com pleteness of their ingenious machinery and appliances. The whole society of the place is brought into new conditions, and while some of the richest men in America share with their employees the figures and dangers ofalife underground, the bootblack's and newsboys of the town decline to accept any smaller currency than a silver quarter-dollar. Superbly appointed bar-rooms, fast horses, and heavy jewelry, as might be expected, are characteristic of Virginia City, but life and property appear to be safer there than in most towns made suddenly rich by mining. A thorough American form of civilization is developed among the mountains of Nevada, despite the strange profusion of riches which make its de scription sound like an Oriental tale. The Constitutional Amendment. But we believe the adoption of the amendment now proposed to the people will accomplish two objects, viz : Doing away with annual sessions of the Legisla ture, and will show tbe necessity for a Constitutional Convention, by which the whole Constitution can be so amend ed as to meet all the requirements of the times. The Legislature will have only half as much time to waste on Constitu tional Amendments, and the people will not have to vote on amendments only every other year in lieu of annually, if a convention should not be called. We have read with care the article in the CommonxreaUh by "John of York," and must confess it to be a very keen play upon words deducing a conclusion by a forced construction of the first arti cle ot the amendments, from which he jumps to the decisiou that the amend ment, if adopted, will become a part of our constitution at the close of the polls in November next, and as the new and old articles arc different, the old article must cease to exist on the adoption of the amendment. Because of this, the world hangs by its extremities, and is sure to fly off on a tangent. But the premise and the conclusion, and all the subsequent horror described is lost, when we find in the bodv of the first proposition a clause designating the time when this amendment takes effect, if adopted. "Beginning with the session of 1877," says the amendment. That is, no change shall be made until that time. Then if there is to be no change until the second Tuesday of January 1S77, the old provisions are to be in force until that time, and the new ones are adopted to be in force from that time. That was the intent of the Legislature when they adopted it; that will be the intent of the people when they vote upon it, and that is the construction any court in tbe world would put upon it. We believe the people regardless oi party desire biennial sessions ot the Leg' islature. Wo believe it will save a large expense to the State, and all needful leg islation can be done once in two years, spending only fifty days, as well as an nually, as they now do. The material legislation would receive the attention of the Legislature rather than nonsensical, local matter, which engrosses two-thirds of its time. Vacat- i ing streets and alleys in some deserted town, changing or locating State roads and legalizing some official's illegal acts will compass three-fourths of the hun dreds of bills upon the calander of our late Legislatures. We dont need to pay for such tomfoolery oftener than once in two years. We hope the amendment will be adopted.-XewentrorfA Commercial. Moving On. The world moves on, not only in the scienco of arts, and other general im provements, but in the solemn march of destiny. There is no such thing as re trogression with reference to the destinies of nations, or individuals. Nations are born, grow strong, aud rise to high emi nence ; but when in the upward course, from any cause the wheels of progress become clogged, or. having reached the summit of their glory, most surely, if not inevitably, they descend ; not backward but down the other side, leavinga moun tain, which they themselves have reared, between their rise and fall as an epitaph to mark their fate. Whatever it was the inevitable destiny from which they could have escaped or not, they, never theless, have reached it all the same. In the individual world, it is the same. The young and vigorous will move on, the old and decrepit must. There may be a halt on the way, to lay out the route ahead, to marshal the forces for the conflict, or to honor a flag of truce with an armistice, or overtures from the enemy. There may be achoosing between the right and wrong; the leaving of a mighty burden, or strapping it more firmly to the shoulder, but, from where the halt was make the march must be resumed. On! On ! to victory or to de feat. From the cradle to the grave, that which is immortal without beginning and so without end, the immortal part moves on. What is created must perish; what begins must end ; even heaven and earth shall pass away, in this great on ward moving; but his words never; the Eternal has dvcreed it so. There is a michty Niagara to be crossed; beyond it gleams a beacon light; by pulling hard against-stream it may be reached in safety and all be well. But beware! not far below over a yawning chasm, there roars the fearful cataract, which if drifting listlessly and at ease down with the treacherous current will soon engulf the frail bark that is moving on to weal or woe ? What arr Able Democratic Paper Thinks- The Louisville Courier-Journal, which is perhaps all things considered, the ablest Democratic paper in the country, thinks the Democrats in Ohio have made a sad mess of it with their inflation, irre deemable rag-money platform. The Courier-Journal speaks its mind very freely, and we commend its utterance to old time Democrats who still have any principles left. It says of the plat form : Not in words, but by inferrence, it is an invitation which the adventurer, the charlatan and the blathct skitc arc nev er slow to seize and appropriate, for the knave and the fool to associate themselves with the better class of political society. It is, in short, an appeal to passions which might better have been left to cool; a turning of the head down in stead ot up, and backward instead of for ward ; a revival of issues on which the Democrats have been repeatedly beaten ; an interjection of unlucky phrases into a campaign that should have abounded in light and life, expressing in a fresh, vigorous, and soul-stirring idiom of na tional and popular patriotism, hightoned, hope giving, all-embracing; instinct with the tradition of that happy time : "when money meant Something that jingled at you went," prophetic of the future when, under a restored and chastened Democracy, the spirits of old Hickory aud old Bullion, speaking from the grave, shall declare a dollar to be a dollar, refusing to lower the credit or the ensign of the Republic and crying from the capitol at Washing ton and from the house tops all over the land, "If any man equivocate as to the national debt shoot him on the spot." Tbe Late Win. C. Kalston. A San Francisco dispatch to the Chi cago Tribune gives the following inter esting sketch of the late President of the suspended Bank of California: The news of Ralston's self-destruction spread like wild-fire throughout tbe city and was the occasion of universal com ment. Ralston, personally and socially, was extremely popular, and, although the act is characteristic ot the the man, his suicide has created general sorrow. He was lavish of his money, a liberal patron of talent of whatever sort, and entertained like a European potentate. Next to tbe Bank of California, the city of San Francisco was his dearest pride, and the pains he took to do the honors to visitors from Eastern States will not soon be forgotten, either by the recipi ents of his splendid hospitality or the city of his residence. Ralston's celebrated country seat, where several thousand guests have been entertained during the past ten years, was about 25 miles south of San Fran cisco, in the San Mateo region. The house has the appearance of a great bar onial hall. It stands back in the small valley called "Belmont," within a few minute walk of the San Jose Railway. A grove of live oaks surrounds it, and the recesses and hilb hide it from the winds. The grass and neighboring mead ows are irrigated by means of wells, windmills and force-pumps. In the sta bles are stalls for forty horses, and about twenty driving vehicles. It was the habit of the proprietor to drive to the city and back, 8 matter of 52 miles, nearly every day in the year, holding the reins himself. His mansion is taste fully ornamented with pictures, marbles, and furniture from California woods, and it contains about forty bed-chambers. Ralston's leisure was chiefly given, to impressing strangers with the resources, comforts, and climate of California, and and he never appeared to be so happy as when showing foreigners or Eastern men of influence the road and tbe scenery. His hand was in every improvement and institution of the metropolis, and yet he had a dislike of general publicity, and could in no way be sooner offended than by newspaper adulation. People who lived for themselves looked with astonishment upon the spectacle of his flying team, carrying to his private hos pitality travelers from all nations; but as to himself, his possessions, or his re miniscences, he was uniformly reticent. Profiting by Criticism. It is easy to be offended at criticism. Weak minds are quite competent to the result. The weak side of strong minds is also adequate. No length of time, no strength of effort is required. The offence can be taken at once, without mustering of the mind's force. One has only to al low wounded pride and vanity full play, to assume that one's own ideas are infal lible, and one's own style perfect, and to consider the critic as either profoundly ignorant or purposely unjust, and the thing is done! Indignation is on fire, denunciation is prompt and emphatic. Or, if the temperament be softer, the in jured sensibility breaks down in tears, or with difficulty sustains itself in silent grief. The motives of the critic are rap idly enumerated. He is unfriendly, perhaps bitter hostile; he is envious, censorious, hard to please, fond of pick ing flaws in others, anxious to attract attention to himself, desirous of aiding a particular party, school or clique. Such a view is naturally to ourself esteem, and it gains plausibility by a recollection of the frequency with which criticism has been both sharp and unjust in the case of other 'men. The thought readily sug gests itself, that with us, true merit must be exposed to detraction, and that calumny loves a shining mark. And so one easily slips into the very illogical conclusion that all detraction has refer ence to merit, and that no arrows fly but those of calumnv. Adranee. Plain Truths. Parson Brownlow, in the Knoxville (Tenn.) Chronicle, tells the young men of his town some unpleasant truths. He savs : "They live, after a fashion, on the good names of their ancestors, and sub sist by contracting debts they never mean to pay. They will hang around the court house for a week, in order to get on a jury one day. They will talk politics a whole decade, to get a miserable little office, which an enterprising young man would scorn to fill. They manage to get appointed sometimes, to trusts, where thev have the handling of sums of money, which they fail to account for. They go on from laziness to -dissipation, to dishonesty, and probably land in the penitentiary. We have said, time and again, that idleness is the great curse of the Southern country, and it will contin ue to be so untit these drones in society, to which wc have alluded, arc driven either to work or out of the county." Let It Take Root Because a better feeling is prevailing throughout the Southern states for the people of the North, it is no reason why the control of the government should be given to the Democratic party. Let the good feeling take root, strike deep into the soil, spring up and bear its appro priate fruits, before the people run any risks in governmental affairs. The friends of the Union have labored hard for the past fourteen years to bring about a rad ical change in the Democratic element. It is evident from the tone of the party and its leaders, that this change has not yet taken pl.ico. It may come in time. A score of years hence it may not be risky to trust it with the control of the government, but just now it should be kept on the back seat in the temple of freedom. If a better feeling is dawning, under Republican rule, it ought not to be set back bv Democratic influences. A Little Romance. Among the guests at Gorton, Conn., this summer, is a happy married lady, whose history is a romanc e. Of Spanish descent, she was abandoned by her par ents as a sickly, ailing child, who could not liye long, and whom they could scarce support if she did. and left on board the ship that took them to Madc ria. When tho vessel left port the cap tain discovered the foundling, and finally ordered a young Spanish girl to take tjharge of her on the return voyage to New York, where his wife gladly adop ted the young waif, who was never in formed of hor history by her adopted par ents till after her marriage, when it was repeated to her by her husband, to whom they had confided it. She heard nothing of her real parents till, some years, since, she received a visit from a gentleman from Maderia, who proved himself to be her brother, and stated that her parents had thrived and pros pered on the island, had long reproached themselves for the abandonment of the little child, and dying had left half the fortune to her if ever found to be living. The brother had determined to find her, if alive, and doing so, place the amount due her in her hands. He still lives in Madeiia, has named his children after hers, and is urgent for a visit from his long-lost sister. The Ancient Jewish Tradition of Lilitb. Lilith was Adam's first wife, like a bird, with the fair evil face of a woman. Immediately on her creation and intro duction to our first parent the two be gan to fight. She s.-id, "I will not give way." Adam said likewise. Lilith said "wc are equal, being formed of the same clay." An argument, by the way for the superiority of Eve, who was not so formed. Then Lilith uttered the holy name and fled away through the air. On Adam's supplication three angels were sent to bring her hack. These three were Senoi, Sansenoi and Samraangeloph. They found her midst the mighty waters of the Red Sea, in which long after Bus iris and his Memphian chivalry left their floating carcasses and broken chariot wheels, and said, "If you will return, well ; if not a hundred of your children shall die daily." Lilith, with more than half a woman's tenderness, and with all a woman's obstinancy, naturally prefer red the latter alternative. The celestial messenger in divine indignation sought to drown her; but she cried, "Suffer me to depart, for I am created for the de struction of children." She had power over tbem for eight days if male, but if female for twenty. Then the angels made her swear by the living God that as often as she should see them or their names or pictures inscribed on amulets, a babe should be spared. I Come to Warn Yon. A resident of the Sixth Ward in a dis tant town has been missing wood from his pile for several weeks past, and the other night he watched and caught a negro loading up a big armful. Spring ing out suddenly, he cried: "Ah, ha! I've caught you now, have If "Is dat you T' asked the negro as he dropped the wood. "Yes, this is me, and I want to know what you are doing here f "Doin heahr "Yes, sir." "You see dis yere wood pile, don't you?" inquired the darkey. "Yes. I do." "Well, derc's a new family moving into that shanty over dcre, and I don't like their looks one bit I believe dey'd steal wood quicker' n lightnin', an I come over to warn ye. If ye miss any don't say dat I didn't tell ye what kind ob foiks dese are." And he walked away, leaving the man dumb-founded. Bonnd to Have Her. An honest-faced stranger called on Justice Potter the other day, says the Detroit Free Frets, and inquired what his Honor's usual tee was for joining a couple in tbe holy by bonds of wedlock. "The fee is two dollars in case you come here," was the reply. "Less see," mused the man, as he handed out a roll of bills; "there's three dollars for a bedstead, eight dollars for a second-hand stove, two dollars for dishes, two dollars to run the house on, and that's every blamed cent !" "So you are short V inquired the Jus tice. "There's the pile," replied the young man, "but I'll knock the two dollars off for dishes, and give it to you, for Pm bound to be harnessed to my girl this week if we have to bile taters in the tea pot!" And in less than an hour the two were made one. A Mutual Misunderstanding. Two colored citizens Saturday had a little trouble on the postofficc corner. "Sir, I stigmatize you as a falsehood fier," exclaimed the first "And you, sir, are a cansering hipel- crite," replied the second. "Ah I talk away!" growled the first, "but my character is above disproach." "And your influence don't detach from my reputation one Iowa," growled, the other. And thus they parted. 'Free Prtm. Hiraony in Colors. She had been fishing for trout very long and patiently without catching any, when her husband espied her and asked her what sort of flies she used. "O," she answered, some nice ones that I bought in Paris on purpose." "But," exclaimed her husband, pulling out her line and looking at the flies, "but these flies will never catch trout I Who ever heard of anybody fishing for trout with flies of this color?" "Why," replied the wife, "they are all right they match my dress, you see." And so, it seems, they did, 3 Hnr She Cured His Jealonsy . The Sacramento (Cal.) ;Z2 tells a story whichjinay be serviceable in teach ing an excellent plan for the curing of attacks of the green-eyed monster, as follows: "There is a man in this city who is so affectionately fond of his wife that he is jealous if a man looks within forty-five feet of tA direction in which she may happen to be. The other day a gentleman spoke to her and he threaten ed suicide. His wife was dispatched for a bottle of poison, consisting of a little water colored with licorice, and labelled with a glaring poison label out side. When he threatened to take some of it, and actually poured it into, a wine glass, she screamed fur help, and ran ont of the room into another room, where she could watch him through the keyhole, and saw him coolly open the window and throw it out She then rushed back, ap parently frantic with grief, and implored him not to do the rash deed. He merely pointed to the glass, and, lying down' on the floor, began to kick out his legs liko a jumping-jack. She told him she was. determined to share his fate, and swal lowed the rest of the licorice water, whereupon he became frightened, called the neighbors, confessed he only sham med, and said if she only survived he would never trouble her again. Then she explained the ruse, and he was so mortified he tried to buy up the silence of the neighbors, but the story was too good to keep. He is now thoroughly cured." How Greenback Paper is Xsde. All paper for the money issued by the United States Government is manufac tured on a !ixty-two inch Fourdriner machine at the Glenn mills, near West Chester, Pa. Short pieces of red silk are mixed with pulp in tho engine, and the finished stuff is conducted to the wire without passing through any screens, which might retain the invaluable silk threads. By an arrangement above the wire cloth, a shower of short pieces of fine blue silk thread isdropped in streaks across the paper while it is being formed. The upper side, on which the blue silk is dropped, is the one used for the lace of the notes, and, from the manner in which the threads are applied, must show them more distinctly than the reverse side, although they arc imbedded deeply enough to remain fixed. The mill is guarded night and day, by officials to prevent the abstraction of any paper. Mr. S. Lasar, ot Sevr York City, is do ing a noble work. He is attempting to raise the earth-bound, and sun-freighted thoughts of the youthful criminals and social castaways of the great city to high and heavenly things, through the human izing influence of music. At a recent exhibition the singing of 850 juvenile of fenders from the House ot Refuge was pronounced astonishing. We hope that this system of exercising the better pow ers of the uncouth unfortunates, will spread over the land and continue the work so hopefully begun. Music has a wonderful power over the imagination ' and nervous system, and may be utilized as a reforming and refining influence in the education of juvenile delinquents. David's harp of old, drove the evil spirit from the mind of Saul. Music has the soothing and ratiolanizing power to day. There is no doubt but that the "Voice of Melody," would exercise an astonishing influence over evil tempers and bad thoughts, and infuse a softened feeling in our incipient criminals if mu sic would be adopted universally in our Reformatories for the young. Harper's Weekly in a thoughtful arti cle on the political situation says: Certainly the Democratic party is not strong among the whites of the Southern States, because it is a party of union, of liberty and equal rights, but because it is known to be hostile to the party that maintained the Union and proclaimed freedom and established justice. And with equal certainty the Republican par ty is not opposed by the same class be cause of its alleged corruption, but be cause of what is called its unconstitu tional exercise of power, the proof being its protection of the colored class. If this is so, and as a general statement it is undeniable, if the policy of reconstruc tion, as the most intelligent of the South ern Democratic journals concede, is not "accepted," acquiesced in under protest, then the hostile spirit remains, and re construction is still but formal and is in no proper sense completed. There are thousands of men in the South who need this sound advice from the Richmond Whig: "To the hundreds of thousands of descendants of high but broken down families that are now be wailing their hard lot, we say, go to work! To recruit and restore your for tunes and your rank and prestige, do what your ancestors did to establish them go to work. In these days all honest work is respectable. Chicago, during the year ending July 1. drank 15.000,000 glasses of Jager-boer enough to have yut out the great fire, if propperly applied. The most active line of business in New England just now is the rale of door bolts and revolvers, made lively by tbe operations of tramps. 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