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,s hM ' il;lw i y r: ti & à 'SA i K • - y. sr-s ® m ?s IP *y I Wt Ô£ : « 5 ^ /> ./ Vt; i /• r-' & SB» !.*»> M mm é> M# Sc No. 31 Volume 8. Helena, Montana, Thursday, June 25, 1874. TKKMSOF SUBSCRIPTION tî:rv»j mi: thk daily herald. ■jtr S;.' -. »... .1« ;iver<*<l by « urrirr' jmt month. (1 00 nv vau. « Ml* r.»' »of month...... ...................... *3 00 • Ml F 1 throe month* ....... ........ « 00 • M:** < oj«v -it month* .. . ...................... Itt 00 • Hie « <>;iy one \« ar........ ..................... 82 00 TKI UM< KOK THE WEEKLY HERALD. Our r-ur. .......................fc 00 -II 'l.U 1 ?* .......... ...................... 4 00 Thr«. n... fit ItH . ...................... 2 THE WEEKLY HERALD ri RI l-IIF I» rvEltY THfRSIlAY MOKMNH. ? j w rBS K : FISK BROS., Publishers Spring l'nflry—far, ihuv ; ■rcoLic. In the Spring, tin- .pur*« crow longer on the gaudy roo.ter i* leg* ; In the Spring, a pullrtt* lane; lightly tnrna to thought* ot egga. -St. I, oui* IkmoeraK A<Jt ATIC. In the Spring, the vernal blubber rippen* in the tmr ni.hed whale; la the Spring, a tadpole* fancy lightly tnrn* to thought, of tail.— Minnrapoli* Tribun*. CUBAN. In the Spring. th' umbrella owner 'ginn to wonder which ia hie; In the Spring, If) 1 ' *oda fountain lightly tana to thought, oI fire.— li»*tan Glob*. UOMMT1C. In the Spring, the vagrant tom-cat howl* with more discordant cry ; In the Spring, the houwwife'* fancy turn* to thonghta of rhubarb pie .—Horton Adrertimer. COMTlVlAU In the Spring, the penelve cocktail gin* to *h«d it* icy cheer ; In the spring, the toiler'* fancy lightly tarn* to thought* of beer .—Chicago Time*. OMKRVIN«. Iu the Spring, a softer purple tint* the bummer'* glow ing none; In the Spring, the corner loafer *catia the pa-wing maiden'* lm*e. — Trvy Whip. euopriNO. In the Spring, the girl* go ehopplng in their *agc*, bine* and gray*; »M »tie Hiring, they *tart a paper warehouee 'neath tlieir polonaise. — Louinrillr f'ommrrriai. PASTORAL* In the Spring, the leative gra**kopper nibble* a* he hop*. In the Spring, the Granger fände* that the allow I* pool for crop*. «4 M —--- In lla«i Judltlt Haaaln* A correspondent writing from Camp Lewis to the <»'•*«/ Templar, under date of tlie 12th inst., pays : "In the course of natural events Company "F" has arrived at its permanent camping ground for the summer. We are somewhat lost in regard to the whereabouts of Trout creek, as it is said to lie sixteen miles to our rear, while we are sojourning on the beautiful banks of Big Spring Fork, near the Judith Basin. The Fork is one of the largest streams crossed during the trip. It is said to he twenty-five feet wide, and contains nn abundance of fish. Although but two days have elapsed since our arrival, Ute boys are looking up a flagstaff, and will probably have it erected before night. Tho camp bas been named after tlmt highly esteemed officer, Colonel Lewis, formerly Mai or of the 7th. The distance from ('amp Baker to Camp Lewis is about one hundred and three miles, and might easily have been traveled in eight or ten da vs, hut unfortunately our transpor tation did not participate in the llambleton iati race, and if it had, the supply of oats would hardly have warranted it in making the fastest tim« on record. Wc were twenty two days on the road, nnd a more 'edious and apparently endless trip I have never expe rienced since our ride to Boulder valley. I will mention but very little about the state or condition of the road, ns I have a vivid recol lection of the contradiction of Col. W. B. llar.en's remarks on Dakota. I have aeen lietter and more interesting roads. 1 will not sav it was a bad road, nnd am too conscien tious to say it was a good one. The exact distance from Fort Shaw to the Camp is 249$ miles, more or less, the half mile bein added as a matte r of form. There is a leading from here to Benton, which is to be only eighty miles—much shorter than than by any other route. It is said by all who profess to know that wc arc 70 miles from Carroll. jeing road anra A Dead Tsws. The Richmond Enquirer says: "On the south side hunks of the n«ble and picturesque ILippahannock, about thirty miles below the historic town of Fredericksburg, immediately opposite the lime-honored village of Port Royal, is the little town of Port Conway. There i* nothing iu the appearance of the place itself to attract the appearance of the visitor; yet if its history were generally known so full is it of historic interest to the people of this State that its visitors would no doubt be numbered by hundreds. In the colonial days of this ouce pros|»orous 'Old Common wealth,' Port Conway was a town of no little importance; and, although never densely pop ulated nor covering a large area of country, its importance as au itiqiertrag and exporting mart was felt not only in this State, but abroad, in later years ita history is made of greater interest to us by reaaoa of ita being the birthplace of that illustrious atatesmao, James Madison. The town was founded by Catlett Conway, the maternal grandfather of Mr ¥i*d*'»«n. af'«*r *rhon\ it was n»mcj .......d Üaei.s are m-w h.'lag. aart ! ou. i ( .« at* Mooulrg. TV h-wier in [ s * g . '*•»1 '»tat* - via was bora Lta long ' i nt ' dust, au«l on j •i n-\#d .* v»w 0 * 4*1 by it* owner as a 1 W hi Mr vrl \ ! [ ' j 1 The Proposed Amendment to the Coa> attention Kelntive to the election of President nnd Vice-President. The following was introduced in the Sen ate on the 29th of May by Senator Morton, from the Committee on Privileges and Elec tion?, as a substitute for the old provision of of the Constitution relative to the election of President and Vice-President: ^ Reached by the Senate and House of Repre aentatixea of the Tutted States of America in Ton g reas Assembled, (two-thirds of each House concurring therein.) That the following arti cle is hereby proposed as au amendment to the Constitution of the United Htutcs, and, when ratified by the Legislatures of thrcc fourlhs of the several States, shall be valid, to all intents and purposes, ns a part of the Constitution, to w it; Article —. I. The President and Vice-President shall he elected by the direct vote of the people in the manner following: Each State shall be divided into districts, equal in number to the uumber of Representatives to which the State may be entitled in Congress, to be composed of contiguous territory, and to be as nearly equal in population as may be; and. the per son having the highest number of vote# in each district for President shall receive the vote of that district, which shall count one Presidential vote. II. The person having the highest number of votes for President in a State shall receive two Presidential votes from the State at large. III. The person having the highest number of Presidential votes in tbe United States shall be President. IV. If two persons have the same number of votes in any State, it being the highest number, they shall receive each one Presiden tial vote from the State at large; and if more than two persons shall have each the same number of votes in any State, it being tbe highest number, no Presidential vote shall be counted from the State at large. If more persons than one shall have tbe same number of votes, it being the highest number in any district, no Presidential vote shall be counted from that district. V. The foregoing provisions shall apply to tbe election of Vice President. VI. The Congress shall have power to pro vide for holding and conducting the elections of President and Vice-President, nnd to estab lish tribunals for tbe decision of such «lections as may be contested. VII. The States shall be divided into dis- tricts by the Legislatures thereof, but Con- gress may at any time by law. make or alter the sam«. -- «U*. VOX lANI'EL DE Is A VOHVHA. This great soldier, the victor in the battles around Bilboa, is about as thorough a soldier as can be found. Though not active in tbe Spanish army since 1860, and attending mean while only to agricultural pursuits, he has conducted' his farming operations on such se verely military principles as would of them selves have Jbieen sufficient to keep alive the General in the man. His farm hands are di vided into companies and squads, command ed by corporals, sergeants and captains, and on his large estates tbe men are escorted to from their tasks by a martial band. When t ,s ; sends out his harvesters they execute strate gist movements in cutting down the grain, and when they return they march as straight iu line as the most experienced soldiers. Everything in his household is conducted with the same military precision. Though nearly eighty years of age, he retains the habit of rising early in the morning, and his greatest delight in life is to scold his subordinate offi cers, who consider thut to be an unchristian time for shaking off the'blessedncss of sleep. Marshal Hcrrano, however, the temporary head of the Hpanish government, and a sol dier of no less a reputation than Gen. Con cha, is quite as shrewd as the General is mar tial. To save his standing as the superior of his chief, he thought it advisable the other day to "take him down a peg." Accordingly he had himself aroused at about 4:30, and while De la Concha was still growling at tbe laziness of his subordinates and trying to pull on his boots without extra assistance, Her rano stepped into his tent, placidly smoking a cigar and reading some papers, and said quietly ; "Why, my dear General, it seams to me you must haye overslept yourself! Rather late in tbe morning." The old hero came very near fainting with surprise and vexation, and has not been able to assume his air of superiority since. How to nake House Happy. Place a young girl under the care of a kind hearted and graceful woman, and ahe, un consciously to herself grows into a graceful lady. Place a boy m the establishment of a thorough-going straightforward buiness man, and the boy becomes a self-reliant and prac tical business man. Children are susceptible creatures, and circumstances, scenes and ac tions alwavs impress them. As you influence them, not by arbitrary rules, nor by stern ex ample alone, but in a thousand other ways that speak through beautiful forms, pretty pictures, &c., so they will grow. Teach your children, then, to love the beautiful. If you are able, give them a corner in the garden for flowers ; allow them to have favorite tree* ; show them where they can best view the sun set; rouse them In the morning, moi by the •tern " Time to work," but with the enthusi astic "Hee tbe beautiful sunriac!" Buy for them pretty pictures, and eacourare them to decorate their room in hla or her childish way. Give them an inch and they will go a mile. Allow t'-m 'he pH«««*, •*** *U1 make vn^r home pleaaanl and beautiful. Senator ovam*of Nevada, 1 .?• purchased the St Jam«« hotel prepay» cocaer of Twenty-sixth »trret end Broadway, New Yorhcltv. Happy Accident*. The cracking of a picture placed in the sunshine set Van Eyck experimenting to pro duce a varnish that would dry in the shade. He found what he sought, aud found besides that by mixing it with his colors they ac quired greater force and brilliancy, nnd re quired no subsequent varnishing; and so came about the discovery, or rediscovery, of the art of painting in oil. Mezzotinto owed its invention by Prince Rupert to tbe simple accident of a sentry's gnn-barrel being rust ed by the dew. Henry Schauward, a Nurem berg glass-cutter, happened to let some aqua fortis fall upon his spectacles, and noticed the glass was corroded and softened where the aqua-fortis bad touched it. Taking the hint, he made a liquid accordingly, drew sonic figures upon a piece ot glass, covered them with varnish and applied liis corroding fluid, cut away the glass around his drawing, so that when he removed the vainish the figures appeared raised upon a dark ground; and sketching upon glass was added to the ornamental arts. Alois Senefelder, playwright and actor, thinking it possible to etch upon stone in lieu of copper, polished a slab for the purpose. He was disturbed by his mother coming into his small laboratory with a re quest that lie would jot dowu her list of things for the wash, as the woman was wait ing to take the basket away. There being neither paper nor ink handy, Senefelder scribbled tbe items on bis stone with his etch ing preparation, that he might copy them at his leisure. Some time afterward, when about to clean the stone, he thought he might as well see what would be tbe effect of bit ing the stone with aqua-fortis, and in n few minutes saw tbe writing standing out in re lief. Taking up a pelt-ball charged with printing ink, he inked the stone, took off a few impressions upon paper, and he had in vented lithography. The pelt-ball used by Senefelder was long indispensable in a print ing office. A Salopian printer, in a hurry to get on with a job, could not find bis ball, and inked the form with a piece of soft glue that bad fallen out of tbe glue-pot, with such ex cellent results that he thenceforth discarded the pelt-ball altogether, and by adding treacle to the glne, to keep it from hardeuing, bit upon the composition of which printer's rol lers have ever since been made.. Three very different discoveries are record ed to have resulted from the unintentional application of intense beat. Pliny attributes tbe discovery of glass to some merchants traveling with nitre, who, stopping on the banks of a river to take a meal, were at 1 loss for stones to real tlieir kettles upon Putting them upon pieces of nitre, they kin dled their fires ; tbe nitre, dissolved by tbe heat, mixed with the sand, and the merchants were surprised to see a transparent matter flowing over the ground, which was nothing else but grass. Charles Goodyear had for years experimented In vain, hoping to de prive india-rubber of its susceptibility to tbe action of heat and cold. Conversing with friend on tbe subject, he emphasized an as sertion by flinging a piece of sulphured rub ber across the room. It lit upon tbe stove, and when be picked it up, a few days after ward, be found the intense beat to which it had been subjected bad conferred upon the india-rubber just the quality be had striven so long to impart to it. According to some he stumbled upon tbe discovery in a different manner; but, at any rate, vulcanized india rubber was tbe creation of an accident. A Limerick tobacconist, looking dolefully at ins poor neigbliors groping among the smoul dering ruins of bis burnt oat shop, noticed that some of them, after trying the contents of certain canisters, carefully loaded their waistcoat pockets from them.* He followed suit, and found that the snuff had come out of the fiery ordeal very much improved in pungency and aroma. Like a wise man he said nothing, but took another place, set up a lot of ovens, and before long Black Yard Snuffy-otherwise "Irish Blackguard"—was all the rage with lovers of nasal titillation; and in a few years Lundyfoot was a rich mau, owing to" the accident he thought had ruined him. A would-bc alchemist, seeking to disco vo: what mixture of earths would make the wrongest crucibles, one day found he had made porcelain. Instead of trans mutiiig metals, as he had fondly hoped to do, Bottger transmuted himself ; "as if he had been touched with a conjurer's wand, he was on a sudden transformed from an alchemist iuto a potter."— Chamber's Journal. The Wonsan Wh« Walked Aero** she Continent. The female pedestrian camped night be fore last in some hay in a field near the southern end of the railroad bridge, and yes terday morning started out bright and early to resume the tramp. At 7 o'clock she passed along Front street, walking m tbe center of tbe wagon road from the bridge to 1 street, and there taking to one of the railroad tracks and following it dow n the levee. She wore an old "Shaker" bonnet and a calico dress, looked as distressingly homely as a woman well can, nnd carried two bundles done up in towels. She did not appear to be possessed of blankets nor any kind of cooking utensils —not even a coffee-pot. She reached Brigh ton about 9:90. Meeting one of the Sacra mento Valley Railroad trains a short distance this side of 'that place, she dodged behind a telegraph pole till it passed by. At Brighton Junction she continued on up the Sacramento Valley track, but a by -Stander called out, "You are on the track, madam." Without acknowledging the hint by as much as a look •he continued on a few yards further, until, on reaching the top of the levee, ahe turned from tho yaU«Y track, mad# for tbe Wertem Pacific, at" disappeared. At half » "*•* tvo the « ^ssed by a train mW-wa; be tween FI# à Eik Omve. On her wav to j the Bay h « to paas over one piece , of treoiif T ^ek ( K itogtb, with w a ter deem*' - / 4 to drown her beneath iu - - ! SasrqMyk' tnk.\ Jr ns ÜJ& # • * ' -----a- -------— An Automatic Wonder. A citizen of Lansiagburgh, N. has completed a toy, of which the following de scription has appeared : It is intended to represent, in a measure, the business portion of a small village. There are a series of houses or compartments, each devoted to some special branch of industry, and the whole surmounted by a tower, on which there is a town clock and a chime of bells. Commencing at the left hand side of machine is a lager beer garden, with figures sitting around a table drinking. At intervals they raise the mug to their lips, and .1 man stands beside a beer keg drawing the lager. To the right is a shepherd tending bis flock. Beside him is a maiden, at whom he occasion ally "makes eyes and he is also perform ing on a flageolet held in his hand. The saw mill is a fac simile ot such a institution. The log is in its place, aud slides along to meet lUe teeth of the saw, which is working up and down, cutting it in two. The attendants are all busy in their several duties. The grist mill is also going. One man is tending and feed ing the hopper. Every now and then he goes hack and forth with a tray upon his should ers, the contents of which he pours into the mouth of the hopper. The great water whee is moving steadily under the pressure of the water from above, and the elevator keeps up its show of relieving 11 canal boat of its lost of grain. Tbe old mill is at work, and tbe figures are all busy about it performing their several missions. A carpenter walks up anc down a ladder while at work. The scissors grinder is engaged at his vocation. An artist looks out of the window of hia house anc offers a pinch of snuff to the miller's boy, while tbe old miller sits on a balcony readi books and papers which an attendant from time to time brings out to him. A woman in one bouse bands a man a fiddle, on which he is expected to play. Another woman watches for her lover, bat is watched in turn by a jealous villager. The blacksmith shop is in full operation, the man at tbe forge blows the bellows, and tbe sparks fly from tbe fire as natural as life. One man is engaged in shoe ing a horse, ami another welds on the anvil. One man is cutting wood ; a girl is watering plants, which gradually grow, bud and bloom. Other figures are actively engaged, but they are too numerous to mention, there being over fifty in all. There are two fountains, music box, bells, etc., all of which operate naturally. The whole forms a most wonder ful combination rf machinery, and is oper ated by means of weights. When wound up it will run twelve hours. — - —- Stumping ike speller*. Prom tbe New Haven Palladium. It is said that the following arrangement o1 r words, if dictated with any degree of rapidity will stump tbe best spellers: Tbe most skillful gauger I ever knew was a maligned cobbler, armed with a poniard, who drove a peddlers wagon, using a mullein stock as an iustru ment of coercion to tyrannize over his pony, shod with calks. He was a Galilean Haddu cee, and lie liad a pbtbisicky catarrh, dip theria, and the bilious intermittent eiysipelas. A certain sibyl, with the sobriquet of 'Gipsy,' went intb cachinnation at seeing him mea sure a bushel of peas, and separate saccharine tomatoes from a heap of peeled potatoes, without dyeing or singeing tbe ignitable queue which he wore, or becoming paralyzed with a hemorrhage. Lifting her eyes to the ceil ing of the cupola of tbe capitol to conceal her unparalleled embarrassment, making a rough courtesy, and not harassing him with mysti fying, ratifying and stupefying inuendoes, she gave him a couch, a bouquet of lilies, mignonette, and fuchsias, a treatise on nine monies, a copy of the Apocrypha in hiero glyphics, daugerreotypes of Mendelssohn and Kosciusko, a kaleidescope, a dram phial of ipecacuabana, a teaspoonful of naptha, for ueleble purposes, a ferrule, a clarionet, some licorice, u surcingle, a cornelian of symmet rical proportions, a chronometer with a mov able balunce wheel, a box of dominoes, and a catechism. Tbe gauger, who was also a traf ficking rectifier and a parishioner of mine, preferring a woolen surtout (his choice was referable to a vacillating, occasionally occur ring idiosvncracy) wofully uttered this apo thegm: "Life is checkered, but schism, apos tacy, heresy, and^villainy shall be punished." Tbe Sibyl apologizingly answered: "There is notably an allegeabfe difference between a conferrable clipsis and a trisyllabic diaeresis." We replied in trochees, not impugning her suspicion. Tho Czar in toe Street* of JLondon. And now the Imperial cortege conies—ten golden chariots drawn by horses with golden trappings, driven by coachmen more gorge- ous thanttolomon in all hia glory, with troop- ers before, behind, and on each side, and con- taining some of tbe most illustrious people in Europe. Tbe carriage containing the Czar comes last—and, as it passes, the troops pres- ent arms, tbe colors are dipped, and drums roll. Curiously enough, the crowd does not cheer him. It has cheered the sweet Prin- cess of Wales, whose sad face never looked more lonely, but it seems to be nwe-strock at the sight of tbe Czar. No wonder. He is a man who inspires awe. He looks every inch a King, and one remembers thas be is the most mighty potentate now living on the globe—the only ruler in Christendom who to- day wields alieolute and autocratic power. —London Corr. New York World. --—----- Michigan will be the firs! State in the Un ion called upon to decide by a vote of the people on tbe question of Woman's suffrage. The election occurs next November, and tbe contest promisses to be quite lively. The form in which the. questkia Is to be derided is by « vote as '4 Coubtitadaaai amendment, which. It ado -.ot, * til extend the light of mffrage to every worn at of tfSin Michigan, liiere is cotuiderabie exotteeaeat all over the w tate tat the subject, and so far as public lentlnatit can be »«certain ed at present, a large majority will tétê against the amendment. longer a proprie a short time ago ■ withdrawn from All Hort*. Two of the physicians who attended the autopsy of Mr. Sumner have since died. There are over 1,200 lunatics confined la the California Insuue Asylum at Stockton. The Chicago Inter-Ocean has announced that J. Y. Hcammon has n< tary interest in that paper. It was stated in the east that Goldsmith Maid will b the turf after this season. —Th** girl that yot* a rieht uoml ki:-;-. Ami blow* to a crusader. May *hc live and d.«e an <d«t, old maid, Just what her folly made lier. A man in Iowa named Gabriei Hchmidt has just killed his wife for sewing on a wrong button on his coat. It was **tlu l;i>t button on Gabo's coat" that dissolved the connubial link. A Boston man was cursing an editor the other day when he fell dead. Similar instan ces have since been reported. Men should be careful iu speaking of anything sacred.— Brooklyn Argua. "My son, you look like a boy who has been brought up by affectionate parents," said a kindly stranger to a golden haired child; and the latter, in au excited tone exclaimed: "Do I? Just look at my back!" Impertinent dandy—(a stranger)—May I have tbe honor to accompany you, 3Iiss? Cool young lady—Certainly, but keep behind in your proper place. I discharged my last footman for impertinence. In Germany when the vote of the jury stands six against six the prisoner is acquit ted. A vote of seven against five leaves the decision to the court, and in a vote of eight against four the prisoner is convicted. —Mrs. Sartoris is gentle and amiable. If tbe brave young Englishman who is her hus band had married a woman of tbe disposi tion peculiar to a good many American wo men be would, in less than two weeks, im agine that he was being henpecked by the American eagle. —Home one says if wc would show our selves really good to our daughters, we "must be generous to them in a truer sense than that of hanging trinkets on their necks." No words could be more sensible. Nine girls out of ten would rather have a " handsome feller" banging round them than a necklace. Parents should remember this. In on article on "Summer Rest," by Frank M. Hall, in the Herald of Health , be says: "Tell a volcano to keep cool, advise a hurri cane to calm itself, ask an earthquake why it makes so much ado, but do not expect an American to approach his work by gradual stages, and by processes that are other than exhaustive." "Would my little Ezra," asked a fond mother out on West Hill, "like to be a mis sionary and go preach to the poor, suffering litte heathen?" Tears—bright, pearly drops of feeling—glistened on little Ezra's eyes as he muttered, "Naw, I woudn't; but I'd like to be on the perlice long enough to put a tin roof on the big lummax that stuck shoe maker's wax on my seat to-day—you hear me." —A writer in Lea Mondea says that he is enabled to materially reduce the number of insects which prey npon the flowers and fruits of his garden, by covering the inside of an old tnb with liquid tar, and at twilight putting a lighted lantreu within, leaving the whole over night. The bugs, attracted by the light, try to reach tbe lantern, and arc caught and held fast by the tar. Men in general are neither very good nor very bad ; they are simply mediocre. I have never closely examined even the best without discovering faults and frailties invisible at first. I hive always in the end found among the worst, certain elements and holding points of honesty. There are two men in every man ; it is childish to see only one ; it is sad and un just to look only at the other.— l)e Tocqueville. An Irishman having accidentally broken a pane of glass in a window of a house, was making the best of bis way to get out of sight, but, unfortunately for Pat, the proprietor stole a march on him, &Dd having seized him by the collar, exclaimed: "Didn't you break that window?" "To be sure I did," replied Pat, "and didn't you see me running home for the money to pay for it." 'Would my little Ezra," asked a fond raothor out on West Iiill, "like to be a mis sionary, and go preach to the poor, suffering little heathen?" Tears—bright, pearly drops of feeling—glistened on little Ezra's eyes as he murmured: "Naw, I wouldn't; but I'd like to be on the perlice long enough to put a tin roof on the big lummax that stuck shoemak er's wax on my seat to-day. You bear me .— Burlington Hawkeye. Multitudes of women lose health, and even life, every year by busying themselves until warm and'weary, and then throwing themselves on a bed or sofa without covering or in a room without a fire, or by removing their outer garments after a long walk, and changing their dress while in a state of per spiration. If you have to walk and ride both do the riding first, and on returning go to a worm room and keep on all your wraps until your forehead Is dry. Our cotemporaries, in their search after items, have invaded the sacred sanctuary of the tomb and exhumed Xapolean's soldier, who was decorated for the loss of one arm at Austerlitz. "Iiftdllost both arms, what would you have done, sire?" said the mutilated hero. " I would have made you officer of the Le gion of honor," said the Emperor. The sol dier immediately Ji < vr hu sword end cut off the ether arm. That 1* how the story runs, bat, efre we pause to *he<i u ; joi; at the heroism of the old soldier, let us eaicilv cor aider how tbe one* armed man managed to bald the sword with he eut off hi* rrautnfng member.