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r " ?IWK slaw. a you know,
Is Just bow tkcjro,
rn B tho- BWet captures the cake.
" "Now, I think, that If m
- E?i!uW together agree
, That we.wouldn'tsllntr slang any more,
i , Kvcry one of the rest
Would pull down his vent,
; And would, brace up as never before."
' "O.-K.!" replied Ted:
i "Let's go right ahead.
And for pcnaltjrl propose this:
The first onethat slips
Shall pun's h his lips
By giving the other a kiss."
With a blush she replied:
"Kcp-rcct!" and he tried.
Of course t be aweet forfeit to take;
She feigned to resist.
But he wouldn't desist,
Though she threatened the contract to
Tn the very next place
He. too, fell from grace
By declaring 'hls face he'd relax,"
She shyly advanced
All around her she glanced
And.for pu nispment gave him two smacks.
Well, the schonfo was so good;
Try hard as thoy would.
The punishment urged them to crime,
For the tine was a treat
So dellclously sweet
That they both chattered slang all the time.
Or, her
SomercUle Journal.
A Youth "Who Knew How to Keep
the Secret Intrusted to Him.
In the gloomy winter of 1779 General
Putnam, with bis army, was stationed in
the quaint old town of Beading. Wash
ington, wishing to support West Point in
case of attack, and at the same time cover
the country that skirted Long Island
Bound, commanded the irascible old war
rior to choose some place from which both
purposes could be easily accomplished and
then go into winter-quarters. The town of
Reading was thus favorably situated, ami
"Old Put" made his headquarters at the
farm house of a patriot, Marvin by name,
who was a cousin of the General. The
venerable and mossy brown house has
been for many years an object of historical
interest by reason of this fact. It has
stood almost unchanged, save that the
rains and snows of 'a century have obliter
ated the vivid red which was its color once,
excepting under the eaves of the Ion?
sloping roof, where dull patches of the
tint remain. '
One stormy afternoon in March, when
the snow ana sleet beat fast and furious
against the little window panes, weaving
thick curtains rapidly thereon, General
Putnam sat at his rude table in tho front
room below. An ugly scowl indicated that
he was greatly displeased, probably with
the information that he gathered from the
.reports that he was busily examining. A
young man of handsome features, and
whose tall and sinewy figure was garbed in
a. uniform that was faded and sadly worn,
stood listlessly at the window. He'seemed
to be idly waiting the pleasure of L's com
mander, and he found nothing betto to do
than to look out upon tho white-she., hed
trees and dreary fields, and upon the
. rough huts of the soldiers, that stretched
away to the edge of tho forest. A fovr
scntmels, battling with the storm with
bended heads, and the heavily hangin:
smoke that issued from the roofs of tho
cabins were the only signs of life. The
young mas knew that within these huts
were discontent ana anger in at, were lose
clothing, poor and" iuufficient food, and
long arrearages of pay.
The furious scratching of a quill pen at
the General's table was interrupted by a
sudden sharp, crackling sound, that indi
cated that tho points had caught in a de
fect in the paper, and had thereby frescoed
the sheet with blotches of ink. An impatient
ejaculation, rounced off with a vigorous
oath, confirmed the suspicion.
The young man turned to tho General:
"Can I not help you now, sir" ho asked,
scarcely able to restrain the smile that
showed in his eyes, as he saw the great
unconquered General overcome by so
trivial a thing as the perversity of a quill
"Yes, you can mend my pen ami get a
"It grows dark early to-day, sir," said
the voung officer as he mended the pen.
"Not so dark here as it grows over in
.' that camp. This discontent is getting very
dark. It threatens mutiny, but I'll have
A none. I'll crush it, if I have to blow 'em to
"Do vou think the discontent so threat
ening?" the officer asked.
"Threatening? Yes. It's getting terri
bly hot, and the worst of it is, the men
have reason for it. I don't care so much
about their pky: they'll get that some
time: but tastr rations are bad and scarce,
; very scarce, Whitney, and some of these
fellows are doing duty barefooted. It's a
deuced disgrace. But they're my soldiers,
ana oy ileaven tnis munny nas got to stop.
Why, the Connecticut brigade are pro
posing to march in a body to Hartford and
get redress from ,the Assembly at tho
point of the bayonet. Thoy ought to have
it, too, but there'll bo no' mutiny here as
long as I command these men."
Major Whitnoy-Hghtefl two tallow can
dles and placed -them on the General's desk
and was suggesting that he was ready for
any further service, when the dull, quick
resonance of hoofs upon the frozen earth
vras heard.
' "Dispatches?" said Putnam, interroga
velv. "I
Yes," replied. Mm yoang officer from the
wiadbw, "and tho beireraas ridden fast.
for we oorse steams iroai we names ana
wasta-ils" ,. "
, "See that I-hTe.UM qakk," said Put-
- 1 a mora on t thedispatches were placed
rat she Geaeral'a hands, and, the bearer mas
bidden to shelter his horse and then find
suchcomfortas thore"wns ins" big fire, a
Inag of hot rum, and something to eat, and
ie joyfully went his way, first to the barn,
then to the kitchen.
The old warrior glanced at his mes.ig.s,
and thcnYwith bissandy hair in disheveled
fury falling over his eyes and upon his puffy
cheeks, his long arms waving with passion,
o that ill would it" have ben had thv
come in contact with anything, and with
stampings that niada the oak floor tremble,
- he foamed and choked, uttering the most
emphatic oaths.
' ThoiRfernal British have been informed
. of 'tMsHhremseaedTBHtiny, Whitney, and
WasaiagtoniiiBasetf sends me word that
he has reason -tothialr .they contemplate
- sadden attack oo as, taking advantage
orthfl discontent. "JiaVem come, mutiny
, or bo mutiny. I'll gire '.em a skin full of
-JeatL We.haveH'i.goVmuch bread, but
"we've plenty of powder and ball, thank
V "Why, then, do you -become so furious?"
mfc1 "Wfcitnev. -who -was such a firm
J friend of Putnam's.that he feared not at
HW W VBCVA VBO svwva--- I'1"'""!
M -- smfasT sinri torrorrvais
v!irwffis'tTOii see that
isWirr amrr traitor in this camp.
haa ha tsfsW' rsports to the enemy
' rcas fight every mother's
nar 4ntiU
5'"..r iaWew
ll'aarY'sfl4aak.-'raldIr wrote a few
-" r aaiI 1 faWlr l fill MMAr
.l4.1ritaMTa4 .tksakaadinr the -Baser to
Sv T-gmtawf. tnmxf htm to see that the
r-.x-vvi ' l tam Miami niiig.
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DfSesr.'aske efMjw that it
-suat. aui'Saasnes ssobn oe
attfsxtmeraotioe, that special
1m. takM Wsjpuresvisjsl spies or de-
andsflsaapieiestspsrlsae. and an
that erery dseertor.orSPT would
orj.naagea-qB-BBe-aMinig oca
eoM saarsuM, aswitawK aa
v -vypi. l
V- .-3s"iM;
Tfr "tkMjfiiatf - ihaailsar rain ssJ-fWrinT r t I
the countrv as they had, and, with the
a nick inspiration of a true soldier, the
eneral at the end of that time had, as he
believed, fathomed the plans of the
"They'll come across from White Plains
by the Danbury pike, Whitney. They
can't get here inside of three days. If it
wasn't for this incipient mutiny I'd go
out and meet 'em. If I could only hold 'em
off for a week I'd put down this trouble of
ours and then whip the life out of these
confounded red-coats."
"If I might suggest," said Whitney, def
erentially, "might it not be a good plan to
give them a dose of their own medicine?"
"What's that bullets?"
"No. They seem to be fond of spies and
deserters. Give them one."
"By thunder, that's worth thinking about.
It shall be dons. I'll give them a deserter
who'll send them scurrying off over the
Norwalk pike on a false scent, and that'll
give me two or three days' more time.
But," added Putnam, thoughtfully, "our
man is awav now, ami I don't kuo w another
I can trust."
"Shall I try to find ono?"
"Yes, but bo discreet."
A gentle tap at the door seemingly
needed no voice to reveal to Major Whitney
who it was that thus beggo 1 entrance. He
went quickly, and lifted the old brass latch.
There on the threshold he lehoIcl a slender,
graceful figure, which dropped tjio quaint
recoiling courtesy of the time. But though
her body was thus bonde 1, her head was
erect, so that Whitney saw the flash of
mirth in the brown and mischief-loving
eyes, and in the arch, coquettish smile of
the full though sensitive lips, upon which
emotion vibrated with revealing touch.
"Ah!" said Whitney, returning the
courtesy, "the enslaver comes for the
hungry captives."
"Nonsense, Major Whitney. Hunger
and pride are your only captors, and if one
bo so easily onslavad as you intimate, why,
he has many captors." Therefore I will
make no such pretension."
"O, hol'J came forth from the room in a
gruff though not unkindly voice. "Is it
the maid? Surely she brings, with her
own, tho fragrance of the kitchen. Come
here, my girl."
She went with graceful stop to Putnam,
and took his great rouli hand.
"Do you kno-.v, littlo missy," said he,
"that I've a notion to put you on my staff.
I've never had such a commissary. What
havo you been getting for un that tempts
me to eat to-day?"
"Something you'll not leave untouched."
"Is it porridge? Com", now."
"Ah, General," siid Whitney, "she'll not
brave your wrath ahi her own reputation
for kindliness by sotting that before you.
Havo you no nostril, sir?"
"Aye, bub I've eyes now, and the maid is
fair. I wish every one of those soldiers
out there had a sweetheart like you, missy.
ThereM bo no mutiny then. Come now,
what inoro can the old General say?
There's nothing like a sweetheart to spunk
up a soldier."
"Then vours must have been a witching
one, sir," said the girl. "But come; you
know hat I've got in the kitchen, and if
you dally here they'll soon bo like your
own cannon balls."
" Tis dumplings, Whitnov, as I'm a reb
el. Corns here, missy, that I may give you
a kis-s to pay you," the General said.
"That is cheap payment," said she,
archly. "Do you think because you've
beiten the red-coats so oft.-u that a maid
Kko mo prizes such caresses? Humph!
But here, your hair's nwry, and you've
been in a passion, for I did hear you stamp
ing alolt and using such vigorous lan
guage that I put my hands to my cars."
With daft and delicate touch she ar
ranged tho warrior's tangled tawny locks,
Whitney the while watching with admir
ing glances, an l wondering w hether ho
envied more the General's great fnmo and
abilities, or tho modest attention of this
Sho lei thom to the table, where tho
snowy dumplings exuded fragrant steam
that, mingW with the aroma of Medford
rum, was most bswitching expectancy for
the taste as it as exhilarating realization
for the nostrils.
"Whore is your father, missy?" said the
General, as sho laid a dumpling UKn his
"He's taking supper with General Poor
aud nisomcers to-niglit."
"Ha! ha!" roared Putnam. "Poor's feast
ing him on porridge while you are starv
ing us on dumplings. By ahem! By the
powers, Whitney, I never ate such fine
"No porridge at all has General Poor.
For I placed a dozou or more dumplinzs in
the milk pail, nnd, with a blanket over
them to keep tho steam within, sent them
with my best compliments, and father has
taken a gallon of rum, too," said the girl.
"You're a good nnd brave girl, missy,
but tho Lord help Poor nnd the rest of
them if your father makes hot flip for them
to-night. 'Tis well there's no business on
hand. AVe know what Marvin's flip is, eh,
Tho young officer smiled, but as he cast
his eyes up3n tho fair Mary Marvin it
seemed as thougu there were lor him
crnater potency and persuasiveness for in
toxication in her glauco than in thestiffest
mug of flip he ever drank.
Putnam then paid little heod to his com
panion, for ho ate as ho did all else, with
all his energy absorbed in the occupation
at hand. At length, his meal being
finished, he said to Whituey: "I wish.
Major, that you could make some inquiries
at onco lortnis ieuow or wnom wo spoke
awhile ago."
Major Whitney glanced about with some
abstraction of manner, as though lie had
already put his wits to work. Then
happening to meet the searching and mischief-loving
brown eyes that he had
grown to regard as tn choicest prize in
the world for a young soldier, it occurred
to him to speak to their owner.
"You know the lads hereabouts," ho
said, with sudden inspiration. "Is there
ono who knows the country below, who is
brave enough even to be your lover, and
therefore brave enough to penetrate the
enemy's land?"
"There's no lad bravo enough to be my
lover, though peradventuro worthier a
better maid than I."
"Ha ! hn ! She has you there, Whitney.
Bravery alone will not win you, missy.
That is'right. Bravery isn't such a great
thing. It's the lack of it that makes men
conspicuous. But, Mary, there's sense in
Whitney's nonsense. Is there a brave
young lad, with brains to back his bravery
who knows this country well enough to
take a message wrthin the enemy's out
posts? If you will name mo such a one it
will be well w ith him, and you, too."
She looked at him curiously for a mo
ment, that sho might determine how much
of sincerity was concealed beneath this
seeming jest.
"Are you trifling with mo?" she asked.
"No, missy. There is serious business to
lie done, an I, the Lord knows, I do uot
know where to look for tho man to do it."
"Suppose I find him, will you do what I
''Aye, a dozen favors if you wish. Pnt
your"wits to it, nnd I'll warrant you'll find
him. Here the General quitted the room.
"Tell me. sir, does the General mean it?"
she nsked Whitney, who was finishing his
"You're too quick-witted not to perceive
that ho does."
"Is it a dangerous mission?"
"It would not be dangerous for a Tory?"
"It would not, of course. But, surely,
you have some ono on your mind, or you
would not thus question me."
"I'm but curious." Then she added,
"Twould help our arniy?"
"More thanyou can realize."
"And 'twould injure theirs?"
"We hone so."
Suddenly she broke into a merry laugh,
and, when Whitney looked at her in some
amazement at this change of manner, she
sail: "I think 1 knowsucna man as you
desire. He will do it if I ask, aud 'twill
punish him a bit, and yet reward him
"Is he young and handsome?"
"What matters that?" she asked.
"Ah, I have it! 'Tis some fellow who has
set his heart on you and you on him, or
you wouia not snowsucn spirit at my ques
"And if I have set my heart on a brave
youth 'tis well with me these times, and if
Jta has so considered oae 'tis"
"Far, far better. Bat this is a danger
ous business. If tis really your lover,
spare him." -
"Do you think I'd "have a love? who
xearea danger? irk, waeweryoB wage
rightly or mot, bo harmcaa happen him I
aareinmtad." P. "5a.
, "Bid hiss, thea, eeaMfe'.tJw General in
the iwriac said IThttsMr -.. V
f ."No, heskaM aete Va'ittt, Give ae
nM JMSaaami aadrH
1 be oeaniafc,- vv-;
General of her purpose, the bluff old man,
to Whitney's surprise, seemed encouraged.
" lis tne maid's way," said rutnam.
"She has some fellow, no doubt, that she
fancies with a maid's foolishness, and she
trusts to win favor and promotion for him.
She's a brave girl and a wise one, Whit
ney, and she has Putnam blood in her
So the General briefly sketched his plan
and instructions. The young fellow was to
leave as soon as possible, make his way
within the enemy's lines as a deserter, aud
when in their hands declare that Putnam
was making preparations to quit Reading
and retire to the Sound as speedily as he
was able.
"Let her send her sweetheart on this
chance, and, to make sure, find some one
else to send on a similar errand."
By dawn of the next day Whitney had
procured another trustworthy fellow and
sent him on his mission, and had also giv
en to the maid tho instructions of the Gen
eral. She demurely received hor commis
sion and promised faithfully to execute it.
Whon the darkness of that evening set
tled down upon them, Mistress Mary, hav
ing muffled her slender figure, sped by the
sentinel, who knew her well, and made her
way in the direction of tho house of her
pastor, Mr. BIoss, where, she said, she had
made promise to spend an hour that even
ing. But when she came to tho old pasture
lot she darted quickly by tho little path
through the narrow ravine that led to tho
cleared space beyond, and in a moment
went beneath a rough shed that had been
erected as a rude shelter for cattle. As sho
stepped within a tall figure apneared from
somewhere in tho darkness bylior side.
"Mary," it whispered.
"Rolert," and the tall figure, bending
over her, took her muffled head in both his
palms, uplifted it, and kissed her.
"Robert, have you waited long, and ure
you all safe?" Sho put out her hand to
touch his cloak, seemingly to assure her
self. "But a few moments. I feared the in
clement weather or some chance might
keep you."
"Ke?p me, Robert, when yu havo
travele 1 all these miles, full ton at least,
to meet me!"
"Ah, ten miles; twice ten would I come
daily if I could but hear you say, 'My
Robert!' and receive your sweet kiss of
hope and trust."
For a few moments they chatted with
the nerrous haste of a hurried meeting,
and then she said: "Robert, do you hear
mv good news? After this we need not
meet in secret, for I have a way to rid us
of all such annoyance hereafter. The
General will permit you to come. I shall
win his consent."
"Ah, littlo one, you will be more vic
torious than Others have been if you get
him to permit that," he replied.
"But I shall. Robert, is there not a
Colonel Bliss of the British army en
camped not far from your home?"
"There is."
"Then take this message that I have
written and see that it is delivered to him.
You pass iu and out of their lines easily,
do vou not?"
"Yes. But what is this?" he said, doubt
fully. "Trust me, Robert. I can not tell you
now. Do it for my sake, and come again,
say Friday next. After that you will be
free to come and go," she said.
"I trust you, Mary, though this is a
mysterious thing."
"And, Robert, on no nccount reveal that
you have scon mo or received it from me."
"Is it so important as that?"
"For me, yes."
"Then I'll keep it secret with my life."
"Yes, do," sho said, with a solemnity
that impressed him greatly, though had
he been able to see her eyes' and smile he
would have surmised there was no such
great concern about it. Then sho bade
him go.
"You will wait for me Friday night?"
he asked, and she replied yes.
A few moments later Mary was de
murely chatting bofoie tho parson's firo,
and nn hour after she sent a message to
her father that she should spend the night
at the parsonage with Betsy Bloss, her
only mate.
General Putnam and his young secretary
wero preparing to retire for tho night,
when a commotion without checked such
preparations. There was a heavy knock,
tho trampling of feet, tho sound of excited
voices, ami in a moment an oflicer w ith
tw o soldiers and a tall, handsome civilian
stood before the General.
The old warrior realized at once what
such proceeding meant, but ho calmly
"Who is this?"
"He was captured by the sontry," said
the otlicer, "as ho was leaving the pasture
lot below, where ho had been in consulta
tion with another whoso form tho men
dimly saw, but who escnped them. When
captured, he, by a quick, unsuspected
motion, thrust a bit of paper in his mouth
and, though the men choked him, he
swallowed it."
Putnam's faco was like a thunder cloud,
but he checked any other manifestation of
his passion.
"Who are you?" ho asked.
"Robert Lockwood, of lUdgefield town
ship." "Have you any permit to bo within my
He shook his head, and Whitney, who
was watching him closely, was deeply im
pressed by the grace of his manner and the
saddened expression that tempered his
manly face.
,f nab hciu jf uu uuiu iciu.
"That I can not say, except that it was
purely a privat3 matter that brought m.
witn wnicn neitner you nor j'our army nad
anything to do?"
"Then why sneak here secretly at night? '
"Because you made that method tne only
possible way of getting here."
"1 suppose vou Know wnat mat means
for you? Tell me, are you a patriot?"
"No," he said sadly. "I do not sympa
thize with you in rebellion against our
King. I am a Royalist a Tory, you call,
us but l navo been a man oi peace ever
since this war begun." .
Then up roso General Putnam, setting
free the mighty tempest of his wrath. His
nassion was terrible, and it seemed as
though even in his fury he might strik
down this man there. With oaths and im-
a!lTA?!:.l,a.lS,.IUkebl,n'1ook as if gall had been substi-
until at length the prisoner saM:
'Sir, vou are to do with me as van will.
but you are too brave a man to insult me."
"I will do nothing more but hang you.
Hanged you shall bo at sunrise to-morrow."
"Hanged ! For what?"
"As a British spy found in my camp, and
unable to explain his presence there."
Here Whitney said a few words in a low
tone to tho General.
"Yes, yes. That is so. See here. There
was some ono with you. Some of my men
giving you information. That's the traitor
I want. He gave you some message. Tell
mm who it was nnd I'll spare your life, and
hang him before the whole army."
Tho prisoner's head dropped till his chin
fell upon his bosom. Bat he said nothing.
"Come, be quick about it," roared Put
nam. "I have done no wrong. I am not guilty.
But I can not tell you what you ask."
"Take him away. Whitney, see that my
orders are carried out. Hang him at sun
rise." "Sir," pleaded tho prisoner, "you are
making a terrible mistake. Suspend your
sentence for two days. Let me appeal to
Washington, and you will find I have dona
no wrong."
Putnam's only answer was to eject the
man with vigorous thrusts into the custody
of tho soldiers without.
At sunrise the next morning, while the
air was warm with the first breath of
spring, they led this prisoner forth to the
gallows. Putnam himself was"there, and
commanded the condemned one to mount
the ladder, full twenty rounds.
"Now jump, you spy!" roared the old
"No, General Putnam, I am innocent of
the crime, but I will pray Heaven to for
give you and receive my spirit."
With drawn sword Putnam, raging with
anger, commanded the soldiers to pull tho
ladder from under the condemned, aud
when they, impressed by the manly, sor
rowful bearing of the man, hesitated, the
old soldier rushed toward them with his
sword. So they executed him.
At noon of that day Mistress Mary re
turned from her visit at the parsonage
aaawiui otooaung cases ana exn
manner creseBted herself to Putnam.
"I hare come, sir, for you to redeem your
"Mr promise, star, what was it?"
"Dfdyeaafltsaytaatif Ifoaadaladto
take Toar . saataam within their- Uses
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"And who was the lad?"
"A brave young man," she said, de
murely. "And you met him slyly, that you might
take all the credit of this thiag yourself?"
"No; but because you would have been
furious had you seen nim, for he'is a Royal
ist. You perceive. General, that thus I
punished him for abiding by the King, by
making him take a message whose con
tents he did not know into their lines; and
now 1 will reward him with your favor."
"You're a brave girl, missy, and, by the
powers, your little trick deserves reward.
What is it you want?"
"That you give a permit to Robert Lock
wood to pass in and out of your lines at
Eleasure. He will not betray you, General.
e will make me happy by coming."
Hero Major Whitney, with grave face,
spoke: "Mistress Mary, call upon us in a
half hour; at this moment the General is
Sho looked at him wonderingly, for this
was an unusual request, but she went away.
"What is tho matter, Whitney?"
"Sir, did you hear the name?"
"It escaped me."
"Robert Lockwood !"
"What of that?"
"General, you hanged Robert Lockwood
this morning as a spy, when 'twas her
message ho had, and 'twas to visit her he
cams iu secret, because of your command
respecting the Royalists," the officer re
pliod. "My missy's lover?" The rough old Gen
eral moaned. "He seemed a brave fellow,
too, AVhitney. Mv God, 'twill kill tho girl."
And the old man's passion was as nothing
to the agony w hich Whitney now saw he
"My little missy, my little missy, your
innocent mischief has killed your lover."
He moaned and moaned this over and over
again with a piteous wailing. "What shall
I do. Whitney? I love that girl as my own."
"Give her the permit and keep her in
ignorance ot wnat has happened."
It was small comfort, but it was all that
was possiblo, Putnam, with infinite ten
derness, gave the girl the permit, kissing
her, awl then rushing from her presence,
shut himself into his little bedroom for an
hour. When ho emerged he was quieted,
but ho never spoke of the affair again.
AVith exultant heart Mary went to the
trysting place to meet her lover. But he
came not, and when a fow weeks after the
army went away, no enpmy having at
tacked, Putnam, as he bade her good -by,
seemed to have been stabbed to the heart
by tho sad, reproachful look that went
from her eyes to him. But she said noth
ing, and Putnam never know whether she
learned why she so wearily waited.
After the war was over Major Whitney
sought the fair maid's hand, but she an
swered him gently: "No, Major Whitney,
I am waiting for Robert to come back."
.Y. Y. Hun.
Italy the Fatherland of the Species A
Peculiar Italian Product.
Nothing is more easy than to rhyme
in Italian the dsflictilty is to abstain
from doing so. The absence of the
apparently inevitable jingle is one of the
chief charms in the prose of such writers,
as Dante, Hoccaccio, and Machiavelli;
and its natural and easy recurrence was
probably one of the causes which ren
dered the earlier critics of the country
so exacting with respect to the external
form of the versos they considered
worthy of their attention. Hut what the
critic loathes the amateur loves, and the
half-cultured will often I'.stcn agape
with admiration to declamations that
are neither prose nor ver.se, and adm're
the man who produces a torrent of un
reasoned and badly-rhymed twaddle as
if it were a work of art. though it has
neither the substance nor the form of
poetry. Thus Italy was for centuries
the fatherland of tlieimprovisatore. Ho
has fortunately f'lllcn with other and
better thhigs before the strong inflow of
a larger and healthier national life, and.
like Prince Plorizul, been compelled to
shift for himsflf; but, being unfor
tunately without the genius, tho forco
of character, and the most admirable
moral .sentiments of that inimitable
prince, he has continued his old busi
ness of intellectu.il princclet, though on
a .sadly reduced scale.
Occasionally when you arc seated in
the Villa before one of the cafes a man
will appear, ami glance furtively round
to see if Germans are present. His coat
is heedy and his air dejected. The
quick eye at once recognizes in him all
the tokens of a misunderstood and some
what damaged genius. He seems to be
a note of interrogation, a being who
passes his whole life in silently apolo
gizing for his own existence. The Ger
mans arc supposed to be sentimental;
they have certainly a habit of being
kind to the man of talent whose ward
robe is less perfectly adjusted and f idly
furnished than his mind, and it is to
them that the shabby genteel improvi
satorc makes his appeal. If he linds a
company likely to recognize his merits,
at least to the amount of livepcace, he
j steps forward hurriedly, takes a fitting
place, and begins to uc?!aim a suitable
pieeo. He knows three or four of them
by heart One treats of the greatness
of Germany,' another of the unity of
Italy and the efforts by which it was ac
complished, generally with a passage
referring to the speaker own real or
imaginary deeds, lhis is rather out ot
dale now in Naples, but it is still effect-
i iye in radical country towns, and often
with Germans who arc enjoying
H,n;P 1,nnivninnn. nnil sometimes
tute.l for the honey. The most
forcible of these introductions, however,
deals with the misfortunes of genius
and the want of liberality in our own
age. When his first part is finished he
moves round among the guests, and re
ceives such soldi as may uot be wanted
for better purposes. If no one give
him a comparatively large sum he
moves o.T in the same sad, undecided
way in which he came; if he receives
more than twopence from any table, ho
informs the occupants of hi3tnic char
acter, and offers to rhyme on any sub
ject the' may suggest. If they accept
his proposal, he expects a lira for the
lir.st piece, and half a one for each that
follows. If he gets more, he is pleesed,
if less, he is apt to become disagreeable
in his own shy, apologetic manner. He
thanks his patrons profusely for theii
bounty, and then begs leave to add jus',
one more piece, not for any profit, but
merely to amuse them. If the request
is granted, he ridicules every one at the
table, and concludes by an ironical
praise of their gonerosity. aunouncing
and showing the sum he has received;
If not, he moves to some table near, and
delivers the same address, after the
permission of its occupants has been
asked and granted, in a voice loud
enongh to be neard by all the guests.
London Saturday licview.
Learning; Girls' Work.
In his address to the students of the
Worcester Free Institute recently, Gov
ernor Robinson said that the teaching
of handicraft should begin at home.
Boys should learn girls' "work." "J
i thank my mother," said he, "that sh
j taught me both to sew and to knit Al-
thooga my oomesue we bmm aiwayi
heeniaUeitoiei, Lhave at times found
this knowledge Tery eoaiwaient A
man who know now to taaeetkiagt,
at all totes " aoaorahle ;aado sometimes
j ifmt'ataofntB.omB't
-jm w7vmmHwon: paueat
eeiamtty befcttl a nsirhokf
The Cattleman Moat Bvacuata th
Indian Territory.
Tfee President bases HU FreeUmaUoa M
, rectjag- All Persons, Other Than In
dians, to Vacate Within Forty
Days Sheridan's Views.
WAsnrxGxoy, July 34. The President
to-day issued the following; proclamation
directing the cattlemen in the Cheyenne
and' Arapahoe reservation In the Indian
Territory to remove their cattle within forty
By the President of the United States of
America: a proclamation:
WHsnsAS. certain portions of the Cheyenne
and Arapahoe reservation in the Indian
Territory are occupied by persons other
than Indians who claim the right to keep and
(raze cattle thereon by aareeoient made with
the Indians for whose special possession and
occupancy said lands have been reserved by
the (lovrrnment of the United States or un
der other pretexts and licenses: and
Whsbbss, all such agreements and licenses
were deemed void and of no effect, and per
sons so occupying; said lands with cattle are
considered unlawfully upon the domain of
th United States so reserved ss aforesaid:
Whereas, The claims of such persons un
der said leases and licenses and their unau
thorized presence upon such reservation
have caused complaint and discontent on the
fiart of the Indians located thereon, and are
ikely to raise outbreaks and disturbances:
Now. therefore, I, Orover Cleveland, Presi
dent of the United States, do hereby order
ana direct that all persons other than In
dians, who are now upon any part of said
reservation, do, within forty days from the
date of this proclamation, depart and entire
ly remove therefrom with their cattle,
horses and other property.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and caused tho seal of the United States
to be affixed.
Doneattheoity of Washington, on the 23d
day of July. KM, and the year of the Inde-
Sendence of the United States the one hun
red and tenth.
Grovkr Clsvklawp, President.
T. y. Batard. Secretary of State.
In explanation of the situation at the
Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency and of
the reasons that influenced the President In
issuing his proclamation directing the re
moval of the cattlemen from that reserva
tion the following telegraphic correspond
ence has been furnished for publication:
July 16 Inspector Armstrong recommended
the reorganization of the entire manage
ment of the agency and the elect men t of
white men not properly on the reservation.
On the 20th the Inspector said that he had
held council with the Indians, who asked
to have the leases revoked, as they were in
fluenced to make them by a former agent
On tho 22nd he said that he had completed
the count of the Arapahoe and Cheyennes,
which showed that there were 3,377 In
dians, and later on in the same day he said
that the Arapahoes numbered 1,300, or over
1,000 less than had been drawing rations.
A similar state of affairs was shown to
have existed among the Cheyennes. "This
proves," said Inspector Armstrong, "that
the Government has been issuing rations to
a much larger number than has really ex
isted. It is the first count ever made where
each one was required to show up."
On Jury 18 General Sheridan telegraphed
the President as follows: "I have found at
the Southern Cheyenne and Arapahoe
agency a very complicated condition of af
fairs, which will eventually result in an
outbreak if not settled at an early day. The
origin of the evil is in the leasing of the
lands of the reservation, and the dissatis
faction principally exists among the Chey
ennes. The reservation is mostly fenced
in by wire, and about 300,000 bead of cattle
are now upon it. This number will of
course bo largely increased. Jt is not for
me to determine as to the legality of these
leases, but they have produced an irri
tation which can only be allayed by
either making war on the Indians
and whipping them into a state of sub
lection and discipline or temporarily trans
ferring them to the Control of the military
until the vexed questions can be settled and
confidence restored, and then returning
them to the Interior Department I ur
gently recommend this latter proposition.
The present agent is powerless to maintain
good order and might be transferred to
tome other place. Should the President be
pleased to adopt this view there will then
be but one authority over Indians, and that
infflclently strong to enforce respect and
compliance with,the policy of the Govern
ment I know this measure would produce
a feeling of security In the settlements bor
dering on the Indian Territory, now in a
condition of great alarm. I suggest Cap
Jain Jesse M. Lee, Hmth United States in
fantry, as an oflicer suited by experience to
act as agent I am authorized to say that
General Miles and Commissioner Arm
strong fully concur with ma in this plan."
To this telegram the President replied
July 21:
Lieutenant General P. H. Sheridan:
The cattle leases are void and tho Govern
ment has an undoubted right to remove the
cattlemen and their herds from the reserva
tion and the Indians may be assured of the
determination to protect their rights. What
Is your judgment as to the necessity of the
immediate removal of the cattlemen as a
solution of the difficulty? Please remain at
Fort Reno until the question is decided.
Grovkr Cijcvcuikd.
The following response was made by
General Sheridan yesterday:
To the President: Replying to your telegram
of July 21, 1 have the honor to state UpU It
Is my judgment that the cattlemen and their
cattle should be removed from the Cheyenne
and Arapahoe Reservation within a period
or forty days. This will sJve all the time
necessary to care for their interests, consid
ering the fact that no quarantine or prohib
itory Taws hold against their cattle In Kansas
or Colorado. If the cattle be removed by
that time and It can be readily done and a
temporary transfer to the military Je made,
the reservation can be cleared or all un
authorized persons, the Indians quieted and
disciplined and a permanent settlement made
which will establish confidence on the south
western frontier of Kansas. I will remain
as requested. P. H. Shxbidasi,
Lieutenant General.
The correspondence closes with the fol
lowing dispatch sent by the President
to General Sheridan: "Your dispatch
has been received. I have sent a designa
tion to act as agent to Captain Lee in place
of Dyer, the agent and notified him by tele
graph. I will take further steps In accord
ance with your suggestions at once."
TheMaekln Case.
Chicago, III., July 23. Judge Moran,
of the Circuit Court, has granted a stay of
two days in the case of Mackm, under sen
tence of five years to the penitentiary for
perjury in connection with the Eighteenth
Ward election frauds, to enable his counsel
to argue a petition for a supersedeas before
one of the Supreme Court Judges. A dis
patch from Galesburg, received last even
ing, announces that Justices Sfaepe and
Ciaig, ef "the Supreme Court, have granted
a writ of sspersedeas in the case of Joseph
C. Mackia, sentenced to fire years in the
pewiteatiary for perjury in eennecQon with
the Eighteenth Ward ejection fraud. The
Jnchjea declined to adalt Mackia to ball.
Cnleace OamMi
CmcAoo, Jaly 9a. There was practically
nogambllBC is Cafcago a little after mid
aifatlaetBicBt. The Chief ef PaUee had
aH houeet mmm, aaa then tt so
eat' Wat eariac Jee evea-
taeai :ey awetetaae
.'Baf l-4fc
fmuiltiii. ant the
Janet Mure eaae Many halag noimAHag
sAtawtteeaMBtfeneiiaaa at any farator
ffxMfer yam. Wen known aaaatai
II aninlaaaiianlBiili imf fnr one ot
nil iiiaililiii afafai if irafT"
EveijlK4ys Afrn)rafee,
"Yes, aah," said TJneleZach, "I'se watched.
It forty years an' its as I sex: De lust oil
May an' Christmas day of de same year
Iters comes on de same week day."
Further "conversation proved Uncle Zach
a most incredulous person. Chancing to
mention Dr. Carver's feat of breaking glass
balls with a rifle, be said:
"I heerd 'bout dat shootin' and knowed
right off it wasn't squar'; dat was a Yankee
trick, boss, sho's you born."
"What was the trick?"
"Dor wuc loadstone put into de glass
balls, an' likewise onto de bullets; so when
de bullet fly outen de gun, it an de ball jes
d rawed togedder, which, in course, brokes
de glass dat's de trick!"
Later, Uncle Zach observed a rope running
along the side of the car.
"Boss, what's dat line fur?"
'To apply tho air-brake in cose ot acci
dent." Then chad further to explain how
the force of the brake was obtained, to
which Uncle Zach responded:
"Loot a here boss, you sholy don't 'spect
me to b'lccve dat foolishness? 'Why, de
biggest harricane whatever blowed couldn't
stop dis train, runnin' forty mile a hour.
An' you think I gwine to b'leeve a little
pipe full of wind under de kyars can do it?
No, sah-ree!"
There are a great many Uncle Zn chs who
judge everything simply by appearances.
The air-brake does not seem to lie a very
powerful thing, but power and efficiency are
not necessarily equivalent to bigness and
pretense. .
Phillip Beers, Esq., who resides at tjie
United States Hotel, New York City, and is
engaged in raising subscriptions for the New
York World Bartholdi Pciiestal Fund, was
once upbraided by a distinguished relative
who was n physician, for commending in
such enthusiastic terms a remedy that
cured him of briRht's disease eight years
ago. He said: "Sir, hns the medical pro
fession, with all its power and experience of
thousands of years, anything that can cure
this terrible disorder?" No, no, that is
true: there is no mistake about it but that
"Warncr'B sale cure is really a wonderfully
ellective preparation. I hat remedy is an
"air-brake ' th.it every man can npply.and
this fact explains why it has saved so many
hundreds ol thousands oi lives. copy
rightcd. Used by permission ol American
Rural Home.
The fisherman and the shepherd most be
a hard lot They live by hook and crook.
Chicago Journal.
"I'M having a rattling time." saidthecur
with a can tied tohi3 tail. Weekly Mover
PiKE'-sTooTnACHETJnors curelnlmlnutc,2Sc.
Glenn's SuljJmr Soap heals and beautifies. 23a
Geuman Co UN Uxmovkr kills CornsaUui Jons.
A cycloxe is like a waiter. It carries
rthing before it. Cart Jretxri
r afflicted with Sore Eyes, no Dr. Isaac
Thompson's Eye Water. Druggists sell it. 25c
What is regarded as inspiration by the
poet is bv the editor regarded as insanity.
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Dr. Sage's Catarrh Rcnsfedy.
A cos vict, however poor, can always
ive a watch and chain. Chicago Trw-
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HOGS Packing and shipping
MIEEP Fair to choice.
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No. 3
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CORN No. 2
OATS No. 2
CATTLE Exnorts..,
HOGS Good to choice
SHEEP Common to good...
FLOUR Good to choice
WHEAT No. 2 red
OATS Western mixed
10 20 si 10 25
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A bare possibilityThat any one may
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The Boss Collar Pad is universally
ommended as being the best.
A Case Resembling That of General Grant.
Some tn rran so I had a crorniou oro on my
right hand, and with the old-time treatment It healed
up. In March. I832.lt broke out In my throat, ana
concentrated in cancer, eatlnz t hiough zaj cheek, ta
the top of my left cheek bone and up to the left e.
1 tubsltted oa liquid, and my tongue was to far
cone I conld not talk. On October nrst, J-Wt. I com
menced taking SwiffaSpeclllc In a month the eat
ing placet stopped and healing commenced, and th
fearful aperture In my cheek haa been doted and
Brmlr knitted together. A new under Up la pro
ircatlns, and It aecuia that nature la aupplj Ins anew
longse. I can talk 10 that my f rlenda can readily un
dentandme. and can also eat solid food again. I
would rrfer to lion. John II. Traylor. Slate Senator,
of thli district, and to Dr. T. S Hradn eld. of LaU range.
Treatise on Blood and Si.ln Diseases mailed free.
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"That Minds We,"
Says Sandy, "o that awfu
Eczema I had, before I left
home, in Scotland. Iwasmaist
covered vri' eruptions, when I
saw an adverteesment o
Ayer's Sarsaparilla
in a Glasgow paper. The itch
in' fairly drove me mad, but I
took the Sarsaparilla, an' it
worked like magic. Man, it
wrought a perfect cure."
Several rears azo I was tronbled with
Kettle Ita.h, which Itched m badly I could
not rct day or ni?ht. A lew bottles ot
AVer's Sarsaparilla entirely cured me.
John Lchmann, Editor and Proprietor
.Freie J'resse, Crown Point, Intl.
I have had n dry caly humor, from
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Mimo it was hereditary. Last w inter Dr.
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"foke AycrN Sarapnrill.t, and contintio
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blemish upon my body.and I attribute my
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