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i1', l 1 1 I Tbe Paradise of Insects. ANSWER Mil SOtTLTt I The dail v naners used to make a great " " ' .1 .v... ....lOnM. .lifnls wltfM, uorA - 'pronounced fiendish, blood-thirsty and onc but those who have traveled AjiKwttrMinooftly. You can not know, 'pronounced fiendish, blood-thirsty and onc but those who have traveled on Ilnw fthttrti m tint Mlnifrirle. the flffht lift I "O lortll. Jit iuiutwm . ,(i . . . w i . - ...... . mane. i, I, Confederate battcrv, not over half a of the number and voracity of the insect milnnnart and in filain sfcrht of each torments which work their wicki'd will other, had one of these duels, lasting on the Ixxlies of the unfortunates ex forty minutes. The puns were worked posed to their attacks. The "sancudos," fr all they were worth, and when the or small sand-flies, form by far the1 most duel'cndpd the loss was a horse killed, important section. In the villages, round the wheel of a caisson shattered and two which the forest is cleared away for infantry men lying in support killed, some distance,, the suneudos are gener A change of iosition sent the writer's ally pretty quiet during the day, except remmmtiirprtho "round occunied bv whero darkness prevails : there thev are i the Confederate battery, and here was ever busy, and are a perfect plague. I found two disabled horses, a dead artil- The triumphant note of a sanendo which j lcrist and the wreck of a caisson. Dur- has made his way" nndcr your curtains i in" the forty minutes 'that these twelve is more annoying than even his bite; mlTia nr lifininr awav with such little and should vou liave been careless in when iiiestonn-iiouiisiiweii, i e : , :p -, -" . . . ..., t 11 i wiiow lurk, (.hall .cither the. tempest, or ' result four or live sharp shooters just to getting into lied, and been accompanied wnnsr tiie rjo-ht killed more man a dozen men ov two or tnree 01 tnese ulood-sucKers, spwi BCTitiyV the wcuLc-t may stand the I and made no fuss oter it. we will defyyou to sleep until you have KroOietirlrehfllxila. . .' 1 AniljluMciil.Uwulitietniritef8 power in h liiutty Hour. Answer til m soItlv;forii may le Like the sturdy tree. Which tested In many n storm it strength, To he rent at length lie strutnrled full oft, and resisted well. Though at last he fell. Anwerhlm softly, lestjou be tried On our wetfkerr4n,i ' And fall, as before you ft many liae done. Who In thought had won; Kail, too, em temptation had sjient Its force In Its subtle eourse. Answer him softly; for none can tell. sale. The stouten may fall. notion Trartlltr. JHSAPV01XTED lldVK. hlie wa waiting at the lattice, .Wliere tiisnovilumedcleinalia .Tran-ited for lu r gratis , . " What the breezes sung and sighed Anl tLe dainty tend era ejen of the suulieaiu on her tresses Ixft her traeed in the care.ws Of the golden morning tide. The linnets erea-cKing, Ant! the daer bees u wooing. And the dews u ere, lnur letting All the flower-coi-red fays; W hn lightly from the dingle. The xejihyr, lone and single, Oamtupto intermingle In the leal-eutangled maze. She w alts another coming. Her heart II. nches summing. Till suddenly a ilrwniuliur rom t he gra 1 1 w alk aro-e, A hojie triumphant filled her. And Icnr the words that thrilled her: IjxiU Ihw, jou, Jane MatllUer Come, u'nu knuckle, ttieiu ar clothes !' .V. 1'. IforM. Pj-p hid n stilendid position for his exterminated them ; artillery at Fredericksburg, yet the In the forest and on the river the san- Unibn troops swept forward unmindful cudos are always busy. Men sonietiinqs I of the fire until thev reached the point get into the esscl's tops, and there cov- where the Confederate infantry could --r themselves with sacks, notwithstand- ! be"in work Shells exploded in the air ing the heat, rather than remain below orbeyond the line, round-shot took men exposed to their attacks. Fortunately I singly, and no great damage was done they can not stand a current of air, and I until grape and cannister came into J when under way the vessel is com- I play. The Union guns on the other parativcly free from them, but when at bank of the rher, numbering at least anchor these pests are something awful. one hundred aud fiftv, boomed awav for To get rid of them is next to impossible. I several hours at the" town and at Lee's Crwte will keep them off, but the I trontu nbnvn. vet thev did not criimle remedy is as bid as the disease. White- I the enemy as much as the fire from a wash will drive them away, but. jbcn j i,0rhood, "while the" same log in long - -t ' i j i" u r-r- Sions are.fourul on.tho steamers, intro uced, no .doubt, in tile wopd used for fuel. One day, while the writer was watching the hands talcing wood from canoes Iongside,'from iono of the logs pitched on board was dislodged a scor pion, whielufell on, f.ho naked left arm of a man keeping tally at the gangway. Astonished by his sudden Might through the air, the animal remained perfectly still. The man never moved n muscle, and quietly raisin his, right liand, flipped it away with ,his fingers and thumb. It was very nfatly and coolly done; and ho thus escaped a sting, whicli he no doubt would have received had he tried to brush it hastily away. 7arxr's Young Folki, m . Why the Sky Appears lilnc. " Why is the sky Tjlue?" a question which has often been asked, but never satisfactorily answered. llelmholtz offered an explanation .which depended an the reflection of solar light by the air particles in the atmofpUerc, These particles being very minute would re flect preferably the -shortest waves of light, namely blue waves, while they would allow tho longer waves, corre sponding to green and red light, to pass through them; just as a log of wood floating on the surface of still water would throw off the tiny waves caucd bv a tailing drop in its ncign- T1IE CAXNOX'S XOUTH. Men llne Iteen There, and Yet Died nf Old Age. "rromthc IMroit Free. Trc1. U'liero is nothing connected witlt a battle so exciting as to see a battery of flying artillery take pojition. Troops open right- unci lft, drivers lash and shout, horses plunge aud rear, and guns and caissons dah through and oer every tiling until reaching tho chosen spot. A line of men waiting for the fight to open will show pluck and cnthusTasm with the Ixionung of the first gun, and the latcr tho battery is worked tho more impatient will "the sup-iorts become for close work. Xo one will say that an army could be suc cessful without artillery, and jet those who hold the "cannon's mouth " to be king of terrors or the jaws of certain detraction will feci disappointed when they come across statistics show ing how littftf damage is inflicted by cannon compared with the inusWet single infantry regiment. dry it-s power ceases; and the only At Sava-a Station, when JUClellan thing to do is cither to coverall exposed was changing bae, a Union battery was parts of the body w ith black pigment a charged by a Confederate regiment, la male Imlknnc, or else to "grin and They came across an open field, in plain bear it." view and on level ground, with six guns Scarcely less troublesome than the plaviii" away on them, vet they cap- sancudos are tho mosquitoes, although lured tho battery with a" loss of only they have the negative merit of biting eleven men killed, and four of these only by day. They are minute creat- w ere killed by one shell. A Union regi- "res. not much larger than a pin's head ; went rallied" on the guns, fought over they prefer the backs of tho hands to them hand to hand and recaptured any other spots for their attacks. Ilut, them, and in ten minutes each regiment unlike the sancudo, which, when nn- lost over a hundred men. disturbed, gorges himself until unable It is popularly supposed to be a for- to &? aml Incomes an easy prey to lorn hope when men rush forward on a ' yur avenging finger, the mosqmto batten-, but any old soldier would taKc , "?" "' -- ; ' -"- " i.; .,.-... .i..l .i :- :-.- his escape on the slightest appearance , iiieiu m infantry .stout rail fence. At Second Hull Kun the writer' regiment swept forward to capture some field pieces which had got their range do n fine and were ci eating considerable havoc. There were four cannon, and they ocean swells would be tossed to and fro without noticeably impeding the pro gress of the waves. Dr. K. L Nichols, in the Philosophical Magazine for December, has propound ed another view, which has mncli to recommend it. According to Young and Helmholtz's theory of color-impression there are in the eye three sets of nerve-termini, ono set chiefly influenced by the red, another by the green, the third by the iolet rays. The impression of color is the resultant of the intensities of these three effects. The impression upon these nerves is not directly propor tional to the intensity of the ray, the different nerve-termini" being subject to different laws. For very feeble rays the lolet " nerves are very sensitive. his chances there sooner than in Irving ' js ?acaPc ,n .the slightest appearance dif, t dislodm, infantry from the covcr'of a of 'gar, 1-eing evidently just as wide- .. vi iTiien ma as whcii empty. wuji0 tne green " and " red " nerves rwhere in long grass lurks the ' scarcely act at all. As the light im," a little red insect so small increases in intcn-ity the " red " awake when full as when empty. Jivery "moiiuiin, s to ue tuiuosuuiperccpuuiu, tnu w men t anti f-rcen' nerves incrcaso in fastens on thcr legs, causing tho, most activity, ""while the "violet" nerves into'erable itching. . , . become tired and dazzled. For rays of --.i .,i i, .,, fr.,nt thit. ti, .-"--"" "J ""'l-" uuouiiaiiiuiii uazzlin"; oniliancv me "rcu nerves advincin.' re-imc'nt did Tliev used f1''." 'nd deposits an egg, loth in humai. are ; t-,cir most sensitive condition. shelUt kstam u and i 'twelve hein"i am? "ml?ls- , Thls JW""" Thus, of the simple colors, as the bright shell at urst against u, aim twelve ma-rgot, s m lar in shapoto that of 'the ness increase red and "rccn chan to or more rounds we lost only three men. ,. ' ,,,, ,, i,i ,At,. i. nc-- intrea c-, reu ami rttii Liiani. to Thev then changed to ape aud canis- "-""J1-1.0."1 blow-fly bitt nmCU larger, ydlow, blue becomes white. Daylight teffitewifta 4ns olir'l'lyanalogonsto heUuinca-worm. at ordinary intensities affects the three total Toss was l(n men We'marched ' The" ' f "SX "'"ch ''."r" -U of nerve-termini equally; tho rc io.tfZ, .A-rmL ri-w mostly in the soles of the feet. You sultant impression is whitenes',. Xow ?t nnVtlTplWiiirnnldnnthHvn,1 ?."" on u daylight U simply the light of the sun aiPi belter chance Had we been -d- na"on ,,n" a little thin" like a pea mst weakened bv manifold diffuse an a ULiier manci,. iiau wc uecn -u-i . .. 1(:,iPm:s. ,1,;, t. ,i, i, ., ,-... ..i... ... Tertp vancinson 100 infantry behind a fence """...:. " .V' ' " IL'" ,.:.l"l,. "" Th.s direct rays of thu -sun, tiswe orin rule pit, our loss would liave been , VS i " b ' " . V , " "IJZ?? four tunes as great, r . . -. , tn- . ,. n. , ., -i i '-'"' J """""-"' .""'" ". wdiild not be afraid to march up to the I , 5??, hZUvitl,.t?h:i':crh , into thelun's face the impre-s"ion Fs of cannon's mouth;" and yet it is not a 1 JJ''7 ,f "?,v, .," ,iuf' IT ti,"' nugtfgnidcK alwund, whose very ap- blinding yellow. It is not that the di- liigh compliment to his bravery. Just P ";? t-u i ui 7n r rnnn,?? w n.. " learance inspires a wholcsomu dread of rect aiffer in composition from previous to the first fight at Bull Kun a Jf '"' ',, 'J '", ,W,", ,'! Mv w,, il nTCI acquaintance, but which are diffuse ;iaylight but that the "violet" .nVn.!n of infnnirv Slide a reeonnois: ' F11 ? that inflicted bj an brigade l,armle.ss enough if let alone. In fact, ,. ,. ..t tr,wmit. i, tin of sanco towards llhickbun's Fonl to see ate field pieces were turned on Kouiid , uab-m is tcllalltcd by ono large spider, on board tho steamers, almost every sllcu strun;? ii,,ilt. TIl0 nwm nut! iuu cii;iii .- uviiui jk'iiviniiitt regiment. In rcscn-c just outside the ' '' ', .l" ."V ,n,VeCi tlUlr i, rf w'so prescnce.toleralea oiage)nnt the snn, ceras bright, and s far bright- figld, was opened on by six field pieces ' rcs'5d, " ,1KK' A?i" of, '"S aul- foe to cuckiuaches, Cr than the open sky. In passing frem in ..lain -sight. The tiring ni Vapid JVSiSSn Jnrwl hS V ami"?bIe etaP ?5v?"n,on the intensity of the moon's ray-' to those and lasted lor half an hour, and yet not Jn?!n 0r the mountain ro-ti I hfrA'- Son"-'t,mes he u B v,sl,ble "r reaching us from a correponding-,bit of amaninthoregimentwasevenwound- K '3 thT c"mu; ' f '7 '' or more at a time; but he the opcS sky. we may, perhaps"take a .J. JlassachusetU troops advancing ; nted tcld-SeCeTln the nimw li u , J? ?"", F. sWV M Z1 a tat bctwcen lhe brfeht- inU) tho woods, fousht against cannon ' rlan,ffa !? ,..c ..?.;. J," ". ln 5he' sh3Pe. of the. .c!nPty hnsk8 of , ness of The sun and moon. In general. . ..-'- i iij?a ui i ...1 tl. .-!, .v- ..Jl iw4u w vmi;va i'iu. 'v "viv w iviPL'rnipnpa inim ivntnii no una e.irn- .. i? . i .. . . 11.. ." iimuui.-u uii an uauirwuiK tut iunj yn.ti,i 1.-.1 ..lAntv nf ninmi mtirtn im! i 1 1 -"---"- ' " HIIC ilnt Will nnpuar UlUCr ami UlUer twenty minutes, and vet all their loss 21 to SmdttTcX n ,n- a,fraCt,1 tho m,en,or- .Th.esc as its imcnsity'dimVi-hes, and this law was from the musketry of foreign ?1.. " u" mfns werocll -sl,lJc", vc power of springing ,willappy to the skiers tbtMigUt they tnnips. ()nthisK-c:ision.nole,ss than , P"dant S ".'J .g?"! oibnffil ul,on '?,r ,n wii' dbtwee. AH .reflect bepomes fcdutcr and fainter they 200 round-hot and shell were utterly -'"V3? someof ihem are so large :and powcrfnl wia incrca.se in blueness; even thou-h 'mstwl. mSlJ; fi )fnnilIcrv u .lestrnctive only . knl ?DfJ Jvour Pmall binU. ihe light by the process of reflection. 1...-:.... .1.., c.l.,r- ti,t ,t nll i!n i lie lire amuery is uestniLiiteouiy In nassiinr thromh the narrow--forpst .rci i. i T.r. . .,u....K..u........ ... -- -v'" w1Pn it hiLs. the same as infntrv'. but ....i.V. '""." ,7. " .t.' ,".:,. uer iiuciiaiiyu m coiuposiutm. i-on- CidethkeVtura- i,U ea,ier to shoot a luanwitha.uusket -ffor the" wricks, wldch vcr '"" 'f! and rapid fire'on a h'ighjW thrce-o.uar, b' ' wclvomen into frao". t0 Xf " once firmly aU A Whola-onio Cake: One pint of ten ul ... , mile, away., orer which tho " " Yvvrnu-"thee Ss toch-eiI. w "if P8". MackanU, raised dough, like wheat Wad dough: Confederates were marching as they '"jJSni S A ." "ich an.l a half m length, with one teacupful of sugar, one of but"cr wentlnloacton or -hanged 1-AfaM.,0" sUngs like a iornet's; and te sauba three eggs well bcatVone teaspoonful Shot and shell could be seen to strike. ant, witliout sting but, armed w,th,nm- 0, sod?." one-cupful uY stewedraisins, and outside of tearing a cover off an CcSX n " ? f P? S"rS'Ca' T' ad h:df , a teas,HK,nful each of cloved armvwairon. and the killing of ahorse VK.C ,t".r; . p? I'J-h cr ,'" oops, which are, running about every- n;mi,tn.,;:,nJ1,.l,n.ln,in1n, ioll UU IUU1UUUU3 HUUiauVIl l.lli:irs uu. ivhin. I Irta mat. en.nA........ . fcknk . . ,, wu. lU(J rai. or tu o. no damaire was done At Fair Oaks the artillery fire was fierce, and seemingly destmclhe. Trees were rent and shivered, great furrows plowed in the ground, and shells screamed everywhere over' IhelKittle ficld. Yet the"loss of life by musketry was in tho itroportion of tw ent v to one. that range can wily be had once in a upon ,a ,ianm of tiio while, anil then prcseo-cd foronjy two ants," marchin" in i dreaded "fire- or three rounds. f , to bolt at.-ondo, for neither man nor , Maine, man. wh. didn't care, two beast may withstand thu fira-ant and Stakes of a lamb's tail about the ucw. live. hen at length the traveler papers' rode fourteen ' miles throngh-a stops to rest, he must take care to 'ex .' ' . . - . - i'l ..,.; . an.;. ,!.,. i , ,.,., .ut ins well in flour before mixinsr till ll)1 Inil-OJ o v.lm "?.. ,nLnln remilar nnutarv . cAr -t- i n : -j r - i order; dfiditheUocthonH- thine is .ni ;t ; 1m ika.. ,..! hnb Jih linlthpr vn.n m I . T,ho Third ilicliurau. Infantry lost more Jiierco', snowstorm to "get, a copy of a aniine thecampitjggroundto see thaf men in live minutes liv intaiurv lire man i w cesiy mat 8KKe oi mm as ".a promt- i neuner ccnupeue uor scorpion is mere. any briado lost aHMivby shot or shell. J nent citizen." liosto'n Post. ,-x i Frequently both centipedes and scor- low fire. TIron-hoIders should liave a cover oTt wmto cotton "-qloth made to' nt,n!celyi ..uu.i.v.u,i..,Hu "utwiis, aim WUCU it becomes soiled it can be 'removed? i washed and replaced.