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As NASBY AND THOSE FLAGS. retroleum Y. Was Present When the Order for Their Return Wa Issued. HI Protects Thn Inni-rd but Afterward lleUd, untl Tim He Secured lite ltoviM'tUlun of the Order. 1 am in Washinton jist now by Invita ebun uv His Serene Kglency the Presi dent ez a sort uv advisory comity to asist in eettlin sich ticklish questions ez ma arise in the seceded Mates, wich is now, thank heven, the Govmeut. I am herd ez ft sort uv asistant adviser, my biznis bein to thro out sejestiom wich I git credit for ef they ar bad and not acted onto, and wich His Eggslency the President gets croJit fcjr ef they ar good and adoptid. Al gov znents hev to hev sich men, wich is the price uv the offices they fil. The question wich wuz dosided yisterdy moruin wuz the wun uv sendin bak to the Buthem States the rings and sich wich wuz capcheied from em by the Northern insur gents dooriu the late fratrisidle strugle. The rriiresentativs uv the South insistid that them tlagi shood be returned tu whence they originalv came, becoz ther remaiuiu in the Capital, to wich they bed bin brot, wuz proof that they kirn hither by force, ez it wer, vich wuz ruther agin the theory so popler at the South that one Suthern man wuz ez good ez live Northern men; besides wich, it wuz time that the South be cousiliated agiu. I remarked that to attempt to send bak them flags and sich wood create a feeliu in the North wich wood be oucomfortabl for Lis Kpgsleucy, and consekently for us. Vhy so?" wuz asked. "Did he not veto the penshun bill, and hez ther ben any up risin about that? Ef he kin do thot, why not this?" "My liege and grntlemen," I replied, "you'll dUkiver that there's a thundenn site uv difrence between a penshuu and a yj flag. There's many a soljer who woodent H thank ye for a penshun who wil raise sich a hel ez yoo never dreamed uv if ye tetch his military record. Them tlas is his military record, and ef I wuz in power here shood let em severely alone. Troo, there wun't any uprisin about the penshuns. but the time for the up- rizin ain't jist at hand. That wil sho itself next year. No man wood more like to te them flags in the South wher we cood safely kiver em with sich romances ez we chose; but lookin at it ez a praktikle man, VI don t like it. I hev a otris. I never wuz more comfortabl in my life. I hev uothin speshly to do, and a good salary for not doing it. I hev, for the fust time in my life, credit at Bascom's, and the confidence uv the comunity in wich I reside ez to finanshel problems. I want his Egslency re-elected in '8S, for I don't want to be hurled out uv that comfortabl place like a ctun from a catapult, and ba landed on the old and sterile rox uv defeat. 1 prefer to stay. It's all well enuf this veer, but ther s another yeer jist ahed, and "I've heerd enuf uv this kind uv talk, fled his Eggslency, with a peiteusLus frown on his brow. "I've heerd emit! uv tLi9 kind uv talk, and w'l dispense with it I'm responsibl to the Diniekratic party, w ich, bv the way, I am. Wat is the Dinie kratic party?" (His royal Highuis . labers under the delooshuu that all ther is uv the Yoonited States is the kentrv' south uv the Ohio Kiver and tlje lower wards uv Noo York City. He hes no noshun of anythm else.) Secretary Endicott said that ez a Massy choosets man ho wuz willin that this be lid. TLe South hed bin beaten by soone rior numbers, made up uv furriu hirelins, and hed ben hoomiliated enuf. We ar now apoligizin and makin reperashen, and ez a commencement thev hed bin given bak everything thev had afore the war and con siderablv more. Ez a Dimekrat it did him good to see the South at the heluni wunst more, and when the South took the helum he wanted her to be in controle uv both eends of the skoouer. Troo, it made prac tically but little difference where the cap- , chered tiags reely wuz kep, but ez tie 1 South seemed to set stres onto heviu uv em back, whv, the South bein the Govmeut didu t become the North to hev anything to say about it. The order wuz determined upon and ishood at about 10 a. in., and the mornin wuz spent in innosent hilarity. Ginrel Hercules McIIainmer uv Mississippv sed Low wonderful is the finger uv Providence and Low the Lord hed showed up in the matter of the late strugle. He (Mcllam- mer went into the war actily expectin to bust the old Govment and controle the holi kentry by forse uv arms, liut the Lord xebooked our presumsheu. He permited us to le whaled m the leeld to sho the Tooselisnis uv the South's apeelin to arms so long ez they had the Northern Di niocrisy to depend upon. The South wuz crumbed in the feeld, but wat happened The Dimocrisy uv the North cum promptly to her aid, and lo! wher ar we now? We got bak into the Govment with the addish nel representashun that the nigger popela- shen gave us, without bein at ol woried with the nigger vote. We hed electid President from the North, it is troo. but that wuz only becoz a Northern man alhiz wood do more for us than a Suthern, and (at this pint Ginrel Mclfaninier, who chaws, and wuz salivatin perniiscus, spit onto the President s trousers, wich Secre tary Endicott wiped off, and the Ginrel perceeded) we hed complete controle uv the othses, and wuz dictatin the polisv uv the Govnient from stem to stern. The President hed vetoed the penshun bil, and rm ol things else hed done wat ho wuz or dered to do by them wich made him Presi dent. Ez to these liners, it made but litle diference wher they wuz kept; but iuezmuch ez it wood iritate the North, and be an adishnel guarante uv good faith and entire devoshen to the South on the part uv the President, he shood insist tbat they be sent South. It is a grate thing to iritate the North. General Roser, uv ircinny, did not want to speshlv iritate the North. He wanted absloot peece, and he considered this thing uv sending the flags South, so that they cood be satelv lied over, wuz step in the rite direckshen. lhit, in adishn to returnin these flags, he shood inift upon some other things, r nnstauce, laws shoo be paed perventin si; h rufiians oz Genrel Sheridan from goin down the Sheuandoa Valey, remindiu them shivelrous people uv the time when he went down there with some blookoted Linkin rutltans behind him X and made it warm for the Confedrisv Time and the offises hez mitigated the greefs uv the people uv that voley, bu sich or tuem ez ar not absent holdin (Jon sulates woodn't like to see Sheridan. W are willin to permit Sheridan liv, but the must be a limit to wat ho does. His Ecrgslency re id ark t that of this wuz troo, that he wuz wilin to do this to bring about the ery uv good feelin in the Dime kratic partv. which wu. located in the South and in the lower wards uv Noo York City. 1 General M'Hnmmer rrmarkt that ther bed got to be a good deel more dun than that to satisfy him. He shood insist on penshunin Confederit soljer, ekal to Fed rel, and datin the penshuns back even with the redrel noljers. -Certainly." replied General Posser and the Confederit debt will Lev to be in clooded with the Fedral war debt, and paid wich makes Confederit bonds good proper ty; and then there's damage by Ferfrcl troops to be paid for, and sevrel little things like them, wich it wuzn't consider ed wuth while to uionshun, ez, unuer a Dimekrat admiuistrashen, they com alon ez a matter uv corse." I wuz rithiu under these injoodishus an nouusements uv policy, and wuz iu hopes some one wood hteer Lis Eggslency away from Rtrh a iLitu'rtrona coiSd. llllt not one uv em dared say a word, cept Endicott, . , t 1.1 it ....... ..ni.cii.lo nli.1 wuicu remariten iuui u u pmsii'mi in the coz u priusiple he wuz willin the partv snooa die, ex n ueu io, um u uw e with its feet to the foo, ana its eyes to heven. . . "Hcllen blazes!" I shreeked. "wat foly in tMv Wut'n al this about diein with our feet to the foe and our eyes to Hevin? I don't want to di. I am t jist now concerned about wat kind uv a corpse I shel make, for I don't want to be a corpse at al. Hevn't the Dimoinsv got sense enur to nvr Can't vi a tnnniie to eL'Lrsist a w hile and enioy the spoils? Yer Eggslency, recon sider this rash act." "Never!" sed he, "never! I Lev sed it and it shel be done." "Then yoo may ez well pack your bagage and prepare for a skip March 4, 1SSJ yoo may ez wel !" Jist here comenst a sceen. TLe order to send back tLe Hags hed got onto tho streets, it hed bin tellygranea ai over me kentrv, and responses wuz a coming back ez thick ez lice in Kypt. No matter wich it wuz Horn. itepuDiiKius or xumocnus, u wuz one contiuyood pertest agin the move. "Wood yoo insult tho entire North?" shreeked the Eepublikins. "Wood yu thro awa tho last chanco yu hev for a re-eleckshun?" shreeked tho Dim- ocusv. nd his Eggslency looked over the tele- " . ,! i nn . l. i grams. her is iiiwauKee: a' asseti, feebly. "Is ther sich a place ez reonar ue murmured. "And Pittsburgh, and Omaha, aud Topeka, and Denver, and Dayton, and Aenia. ana 1-ainyeue, auu ew viuuuy, and Evaustou, and the d 1 noze where ol?" "You bet there is sech places, sed I, ez you wil discover next year." "Wel, ef we hev made a mistake we hev made one, and must back down. Bayard. rito a dispatch saying that alter givin the matter more matoor considerashun we hev decided to let the d d llags stay w her . . . i a. : i. ii it. - tuev ar, not uecoz we uon i cousiuer ii iue correct thing to do, but becoz, hevin eggs amiued the law, we rind we ain't justitied in doin it, tho it shood Lo dun." "My Liege, don't say that," I implored. "'ay that it wuz the work uv sumbody else, and that yoo never knoed a thing about it il it wuz don. and that the moment yoo vat wind uv it voo made hot haste to ie- scind the order. Put it on Uayard, put it 1. ii M'.. 1.,.. t i . OU r.nHCOii, put u vu iue. o uev yut nominate yoo agin, and we want som sho for electin' yoo, so that yoo kin reapoint us. u, my Liego Ha wuz immovable. Directing Tayard to do ez he hed directed, he stalked out uv the chamber. I don't no wat the outcome is going to be. His Highnis mite hev shoved his of fense off onto sombodv els, but he is satis fied thiit wat he did wil satisfy wat he knows ez the Noarth, aud he don't want to offend the South. The truble with him is he doesn't reely comprehend that ther is a oarth at ol. it wil hev to go this wa, ana I shel hev to take mv chances. It s a world uv changes and chances. Petkoleum V. Nasisy, P. M., (which it roiituiaiterj. AX HONEST HALLOT-IJ0X. rrom Senator- leet W. II. Chandler's Ac cept nice speeh. To deserve and obtain future success the Republican party must assert and main tain the wisdom and patriotism of its rec ord m the past. It must not permit its facts to be falsified or its glories to be dimmed by the recital of arguments of in terested and dishonest Democratic his torians or critics. The Republican party must also be true to one issue of the past, which is also a living and not merely senti mental issue of the present tho question of free elections at the South. The story is old, but a sad one. Tho North gave the colored man the ballot. The colored people give the solid South thirty-eight extra Rep resentatives in Congress and thirty-eight extra electoral votes. The colored men's ballots are suppressed, and their votes are used solely in tho interest of the enemies of political equality of tho race upon which they are based. Tell me not that this is a dead issue. On the 2d of December last three colored men of Wash ington County, Texas, were hanged by a mob simply because they had been Repub licans and had tried to exercise the right of suttrago as Republicans. On May 1, of this year, lbbt, Roderick Ganibrell, at Jackson, Miss., was waylaid,' shot and killed by Democratic leaders. Gambrell was a Prohibition editor, and he was doom ed and murdered solely because he dared to oppose the Democratic party. Republi cans of New Hampshire, do you give up opposition to such political crimes a these! Or do you demand that agitation shall con tinue until fraud and murder, used as ordi nary political agencies, shall cease to elect Congresses and Presidents of the United States? The commercial spirit of tho North be fore 1;1 deprecated tho agitation of the slavery question as injurious to trade. It is the same commercial spirit, 1 fear, which now creates a seeming indifference to the vital question of a free ballot. Rut a nation which puts money aud its uses before man and his liberty cannot endure long as a republic. Republicanism iu the South. Professor J. L. Hodges, of North Caro lina, "A candid Democrat of the South," sets forth in the New York huff pendent how the Republican column will be in creased in lssy by "at least three Southern States, to which four others may be added, with decreised Democratic majorities in all the States. Tho three alluded to are Virginia, West Virginia, and North Caro linia; the four possible Republican States bt s;des are Tennessee. Arkansas, Lor.isi anna, and 1 loiida. Tho reasons he gives are, Southern disappointment that the times are no better since Cleveland's election, but worse in the cotton and to bacco areas; the fuiluro of a Democratic Congress to pass the tariff reform prom ised so confidently; the failure to even modify the internal revenue system which Democrats have always de nounced; the Democratic opposition to the IMair educational bill, whica is popular at the South; and a general disposition to follow tho North in breaking down the old sectional barriers iu national politics. This Southern professor does not so much as mention a Southern "Prohibition party," or so much as seem to dream tbat tLe three States tirst named, or the four others, may go over to that instead of going over to the Republicans. As Southern Piohibition party men are mostly Democrats be prob ably makes allowance for Iheir defection in "decreased majorities," where Democratic majorities may still be maintained. Rut he affirms that "a break in the Solid South" by Republican victories in three, perhaps in seven States, "is in a high degree prob able, if indeed it is not inevitable." Is anybody else any wiser as to political futures in Southern States? Des Moines Ittgisttr A Couple of Columns Devoted to the Fair Daughters of Eve. Embracing a Pew Seasonable Hints About the Latest Styles in Dress. A Pi-omlaetl Itavlval. It is said that there are strong indications that croque t will succeed tennis this year as a fashionablo game. Fashionable young women consider it particularly desirable to look w ell at tenuis, and if this idea is car ried out, aud the fair tennisonian appears on the field in all the bravery of frill and furbelow, sash and tournure, snug shoo, and corsage and sleeve more so, she is merely a dainty creature to look upon, and there is no game; for a tennis costume proper is no doubt a thing apart from dresses of any other descrip tion, and is certainly not beautiful in effect when it is made for genuine service, and for a player who is on the field for a zest ful game, and not simply to look pretty and to make tame waves in the air, or to make over Hie net once in half-a-dozen times batting at tho ball. There aro a few femi nine enthusiasts of tho racket w ho adopt the utility suit of plain skirt and very loose blous'e waist, with easy belt, with no fripperies visible from throat to common-sense boot heel. Rut, alas! lit dress, devoid olpouf or amplitude, curves or decoration, is ugly; it is not Wu, and, weightier than all, it is not becoming, which settles its fate incou testably. Retter by far endure tho hu mility of defeat upon defeat from lack of freedom of action occasioned by the wear ing of hindering garments.than to come off a triumphant victor while looking liko a guy. The average girl tenuis players do not really take enough genuine interest in the game to make a decided sacrifice of personal appearance for its lively sake, and as, for various reasons, there must be a came of some sort, croquet is onco again thought of, and revived, for at this game there is far less likelihood of failure, there is less violent exercise, there can bo any amount of charming gowning done, with out any dotriment to the game, or uuy im patient shoulder-shrubs or covert grunts of disapproval from tho brother of the girl who attempts weak tennis. Thero is ao far more time for any number of confiden tial side chats, and altogether it is nodonht a better summer gamo for the majority. Cup anil Mellon. Undoubtedly one of the most charming things in the world is to have a good thing properly finished off. The clim.ix prettily capped. There is ro absolute creator of fashion. but when a half dozen dear creatures adoj t a comfort able a u d c o m in o n sensible hat like our il luvtrat ion, aud w ear it, daring a 1 1 opinion as to its be comingncss aud fitness, the rest of them come to a like re aliza'ion of comfort aud buy it, and wonder how they ever w r e so foolish a s to appear in less becom ing head gear. As it ap pears in our cut, it is made of light-gray braid and coiuettishly ornamented with a large bow of corn-colored ribbon, forming one of the latest and most pleasing color combinations. It is paitieularlv useful as a hat to be iu favor at tho seaside or in the country, formed of white chip, and trimmed iu diaphanous net or tulle, with a dash of color in rose-colored flowers. It may be worn well over the fa', e, or is equally becoming placed well back on the hfnd. The materials of i robo may be un exceptional, tho boois natty, the gloves dainty, but to make the "toot aud scramble" perfect, tho head-covering must corre spond. Women of the best tasto do not adopt extremes in fashions; they hesitate before making conspicuous objects of themselves, and it is the rule with thorn to wear what will not attract attention, rather than what will challenge it. To bo well dressed is to be dresed so that no one can tell what you wear, but only how you wear it. Consequently an artistic dresser is never seen in au outlandish high hat or in one of prodigious broadness. These exaggerated styles come to us from over the water; they ore conspicuous in the fashion plates of French and Eng lish magazines, but they are not worn there. They are no prettier or more becoming in Paris or London than they are iu Chi cago, and there tho clamor for personal rights is thoroughly recognized. In other words, when you pay your money for a ticket of admission to a place of amuse ment no infringements are allowed on your perfect right to seo all there is to be seen without resort to Hank movements. A fashionablo bonnet, in tho guise of tho Leifjht of folly, has had its day; modera tion and compactness reign. At lea;, a mm? f i ,. tm woman may wear such a structure if she bo bo minded. fashion is in a chaotic state; there is no set code of styles as in the days of the empire, when the world looked to Paris and the beautiful Empress set her seal of approval upon the conceptions of modistes and milliners, and all feminine creation bent to her royal will. There are many pretty hats for the chil dren, odd, dainty, and sweet as themselves, but none more dressy, yet simple, than these whito Milan braids. The broad brim is caught up loosely on the left side by knots of pieot-edged white satin ribbon, the large bunch of loops be ing effected by joining three simple bow knots closely together. These knots are similar to the one up)earing in the front of the little hat. A bunch of soft, fleecy white ostrich tips 6tlll further embellish it. This, probably, is the bright little girl's Lat of whom the rhymester wrote that She Lad a pretty hat. Hut uhe a little cough And her little couyh. It la no harm to mention, When In the church sho sat. hhook the plumes on her hat, And to its niauy beuutiei called attention. Those feathers look like they would d.ince prettily, and ihe face shows a trace of harmless mischief. Among the dark-eyed daughters of Spain the lace mantilla and a yellow rose have done dutv as a head covering for centuries, and all admit there is nothing more becom ing to every faco, nothing so shades the features into dovelike decorum, enhancing the eyes brilliancy, rendering undiscoyer able all blemishes of tho complexion. Younger women might adopt it on oc casion with profit, but they seem oblivious of its merits, and only our elderly ladies is - " ( sSite call into use the maiu points of its beauty in an adaptation called a cap. It is not exactly the plain, every. day one of our grandmothers, but an elaborate yet easily made one, suitable for any occasion. A pointed foundation is first made of stiff net. It is first covered with a full, soft piece of silk net. Into this are tightly sewed lilac ribbon bows fastened in buuehes of lace three and a half inches wide. Narrower lace half as wide is the best h pleated around the edge and around the lilac rihbou strings. However, the strings aro often omitted, especially for warm weather wear. Wo are thus explicit in describing the airangement of this cap, for it is most generally made by loving, useful hands at Lome. To be sure, they can be purchnsd, and reasonably pretty onos too, but mot ofteu they are a gentle attention given honored gray hair by some dutiful daugh ter of the homo. "What can be moro beautiful than such a fift! A dainty, fresh tritle to ornament a fading yet beautiful faco to loving eyes. Tim .lolly ;irl. The jolly girl is born, not made; no training or" endeavor can counterfeit her. There are those, to be sure, who affect jollity, but it is only skin-deep, says a writer in Harper's Rarar. The jolly girl is jolly under adverse circumstances in bad weather; when she hasn't a cent to her name; when she has the toothache; when sho has lost her situation; when she breaks her needle; when her back hair tumbles down in public; when she is shopping; when her masculine neighbor at the theater goes out, and when he returns; when her b.lls are due. She never seems to indulge in that feminine luxury, "the blues," and it is a mistake to suppose that she is noisy; there is jollity of the lady-like, aristocratic sort, as well as of tho fish-wife order. TLe girl who makes up her mind that jollity is the proper cue, and that she will be lively or die, usually overdoes the busi ness; she thinks that it chietlv consists in laughing aud m chattering nonsense, that it is a manner of speech merely, rather than a quality of the mind which disposes one to make tho best of everthing, to see the rainbow on the cloud and the silver lining brhind it, to make the wrinkle in the rose leaf a cause of mirth. Some bo lieve that jollity is an affair of embon point; but who has not been disappointed in finding the stout woman melancholy and tho thin one vivacious, tho bilious person full of good-humor and the person whose digestion never gave her a moment's un easiness quite the reverse? The jolly girl can not suppress herself, and assume sad ness or peusiveness; languishing airs do do not sit well upon her, but show at a glance that they are borrowed plumes. One is never dull with her. She has that infinite variety which all the world covets and loves. It may be a desirable thing that those who have not this natural grace 6hould cultivate aud encourage it in them selves and others, sinco it brightens and strengthens life, makes rough places smoother and pleasant places pleasanter. Possibly it is no special viituo in the jolly girl, any moro than blue eyes in the blonde maiden or red hair in the Titianesque. Jollity Hows from her presence just as the nightingale's fluting bubbles from his throat and enchants the world; just as the pott . pours forth Lis song "in profuse strains of unpremeditated art," just as the tree blossoms, the grasses spout, tho stars shine, without effort, without design, with sincerity and constancy and spontaneity. Let her be shipwrecked, or an invalid stranded on a bed of pain, yet she does not lose or abate that peculiar trait which makes sunshine for those about her and sweei s the cobwebs out of their sky. Pret leal ly Minded. "Speaking of odd prayers," said a minister who is known iu Hoston for Lis thoroughly reverential spirit and Lis dislike of such travesties of prayer, which Lo says are moro painful than funny to him, "I remember Learing a man pray onco for an evangelist who was on Lis way to Hostoil; JJloa thy servant, said tho evangelist's represen tative; 'bless him to-night wLen ho speaks in Toledo, and to-morrow niglit when he speaks in Cleveland, and Wednesday night when Lo is in lluf- falo, and Thursday in Albany' " "And help him to catcli all of Lis trains," put in a third person at Land, categorically. lio.i to n Hero rd. If good people would but make goodness ngrceablo, and smilo instead of frowning in their virtue, Low tnaur J vvoiid they gain to tLo good cauiol BUFFALO BILL. Interesting- Story of Hh Life Adventures u Itelated by Himself. and U.07T He Slew His First Indian, and Came ta Be Called Buffalo Bill. The following, writton by W. F. Cody, appeared in a receut issue of tLe Loudon (ilobf: I was born in February, 1H15, iu the State of Iowa. I need not go into de tails respecting my family, and can dismiss my youth briefly by saying that w hen 1 was not on a horse I was just being thrown off one. I soon became a pretty smart rider, and my practice with a gun was pretty mm i jmm good, too. I was 12 years old when I killed my first Indian. It happened rather sudden. I was walking out by the river, near Foit Kearney, ono night about 10 o'clock. My companions had got on ahead somehow, and I was quite alone., when looking up toward the bluff bordering the rivor, I saw, illuminated by the moon, the head and shoulders of a living Indian, watching me with evident interest. Now, I had heard many stories of tho do ings of the red men, and had also been in culcated with a thorough distrust of their ways; so, quickly coming to a conclusion as to what I should do, I brought my guu to my shoulder, and, aiming at the head, fired. The report sounded louder than usual iu tho sih nee of the night, far it was past 10 o'clock, and was followed by a war whoop, such as could only be built up by au Indian, and the next instant over six feet of dead Indian came down splash into the river. Soon after this I went to business. I took to the plains, and in the employ of Messrs. Russell t Simpson soon learned tho ins and outs of the wild life led with horses and cattle-driving teams, riding ex press ponies, and getting to know the land. Among other things I somehow found out low to hunt buffaloes, a sport second to none, if you know how. I shall never forget the faces of five officers I met on tho prairies once, now many years ago. They were after a Lerd of buflaloes. So was I. We exchanged views. I gave them my ideas; they gave me t:;eir sympathy. "You surely don't expert to catch buffaloes with that g'othic steed," said they. "I am going to try," I said. "You'll never do it, man alive," said the Captain. "It wants a fast horse brhuut a buffalo." "Does it?" I responded. "Yes; but you can come with us if you like." And 1 did like. There were eleven buf faloes in the herd, and, while the officers rode straight at them, I headed tho leaders and got up to them with ease. The boisa wnich my companion had been chaffing was tho famous lirigham, who knew as much about the sport as I did; he speedily did his part of the business. A few jumps brought us up to the herd, liaising "Lu cretia Uorgia," my trusty weapon, 1 aimed at the first animal, fired, aud brought him down, Prigham, like the ideal animal that he was, carrying me rnpidly up to the next brute, not ten feet away; and, when I had dropped him. bounded on to the next, and so on, until I had slain the whole eleven animals, and then my horse stopped. I dismounted to regard my work with a feeling of satisfaction. Those officers rode up shortly, and I shall never forget their expressions as they surveyed the work of five minutes lying around. My horse Prigham was an exceptionally intelligent brute. He took the keenest de light in sport, aud invariably took pains t aid me in getting game. All he expected of me was to do the shooting; the rest was i ir. 1 1 ' I . t im At . HIS WOTK. HO WUIUU U1WUVH MOp ii mo buffalo did not fall at the Mist shot, so as to give me a second chance; but if I did not bring him down then, ho would go on dis gusted. It was in 1807 that the Kansas Pacific track was iu the buffalo country, and the company was employing over twelve hun dred men in tho making of the road. The Indians were very troublesome, and it w as not always ensv to get sufficient supplies of fresh meat for the men. It was about this time that Messrs. (joddard, the con tractors to the constructors, made mo a handsome offer, provided I would under take to hunt for them. They required twelve buffaloes per diem. Tho work was somewhat dange:ous, owing to the Indians, but tho terms were handsome five hundred per month. I took the offer, and iu les than eighteen months, during which time my engagement lasted, I killed 4,2M buffaloes single-handed, and had many scrimmages with the Indian, and hair-breadth escapes. It was during this period of my career t jat I had my celebrated buffalo-killing match wi;L iJillv Conrtock. the noted scout, then at Foit Wall i e. The terms were settled as follows: We wer to hunt ono d iyof ei'ht hours, from eii-ht a. m. to four p. m. The stakes were oL0 a side, and the man who Killed tho most Uiffaloes was to be de el ire 1 the winner. The contest took place twenty miles east from Sheridan, and many thousand people came from all parts to see the spoit. ewere fortunate in finding auimals, and had plenty of sport. We made three runs eab, and I killed sixty-nine buffaloes, my rival beingconteut with forty six. Not a bad day's work a day which is an historical one for n.e, inasmuch as since then I have invariddy been referred to in ill parts of the civilized world as Duffalo Hill. m llrnrt Troubles. Two young ladies were sitting to gether in a street-ear. One of them was very pale and thin and seemed to bo suffering. At the next corner tho invalid got up and left the tar. A gen tleman wLo Lad been sitting opposite said to the remaining lady: "Excuse me. I am a physician. I perceive your friend is an invalid." "Yes," was tho reply; "she has a heart trouble." "I'robablv an aneurism." "No; a West Point cadet." Texas Sifting, THE SUNDAY SCHOOL Notes on tho Lesson for July 10 "Tho Flight Into Egypt." Fuiu Chicago Standard. Uy Rev. J. M. Coon. I ho k-aiuti i found m the second chapter of Matthew, from the thirteenth to the twenty- third Vltho. Time, II C. 4, soon af tor events of t.je lat lesson. Places, Luthlehcni, Kfypt, azarcth. STECI.1L MENTION'. The Jourttrii t r.'j'ht.JuHvvk'a flicUt into 12,'pt involved a journey of moro tluu two nuiiiireti in.lt a, n0 doubtlcm took tho niout direct t oad, Mid thia lod tutu nearly duo west lroni li.-Uiloliem for bcVi-u or eijjht nulea, whore ho led into the roaa going uown from Jerusalem to Gaza, tho road whicu thu Ethi opian eunuch wa alterward following when he was overtaken by Philip, lie atrucK tin roaa where it Ltiuis ita deHt-eut through the mountain pati mto the valley of Llan, now callo 1 Wady Muut Ua entering that valley ho wa cIohj in tho vicimtv or the battle ground where hi father, bavid, slew the Kiaut, Goliath; for ho pained iu Hiht of the village of Miochon (I fratu. 17: When ho had pan.ied theuco acro4 the lower mountains iu the Philistine plaiu and drew near to Gaza, ho fell into tho path along winch the Joseph of old, from whom hi name wa.1 derived, was led by the iLnnatlitos and th.n ho fohowed tho rest of tho way. The path had also beeu trod by tho feet of Jacob and of Abraham, and it 18 scarcely poenble that Joseph can have fulled to remember thene iucdent., or to have retlectt d very solemnly on tho connec tion between tlio promise made to theao patri archs and tho child for whom ho wad canuj. (Standard Kccleiiaitical Commentary. ) fri'jnijiaint'e of the ,Sijuru in l:ijlt. All raleat.ue was under Herod, wo that he could Lave reached them iu any pari of it; but m Egypt the fugitives wore nafd. It wan, more over, almortt another Judea, for tho favor hhown to their race by the Ptolemie.i had in duced a many as a million of Jews to setto in the ilo vadrjy; and of tho rive quarters of Alexandria, w;th IJOO.OUU free cit:ou.i, Jew occupied more than two. '1 hey ha i a temple of their own at Leontopolis, in the Delta, for about 1 years, though they preferred to go up to that at Jerusalem, 'l'he Greek trausia tion of tho Bible, wh:ch has already widely taken the place of the Hebrew origiual, had been made in Egypt, aud the Egyptian rabbis, by their efforts tj turn Ju laisiu into a philo sophic system which should win for it tha favor of the cultivated Komans and th Greeks, had founded a new school for Jewish theology, which was hereafter to influence even Christianity. (Geikic.) Tho very laud which was tho land of bon.iage and groaning for the Jews became now the laud of refuge and safety for tho new-born King of Judex God can overturn nations and kingdoms, so that those whom he loves shall b safe any where, (b'arnes.) The flight to Egvpt had three purposes: 1. Tho security of tiio child from his enemies, li. To show the divina care and valuation of tho holy child, o. To make his childhood's sufferings an antitype of tho history of chosen IiraeL As Israel went down into Egvpt aud tarried thero under compulsion of Herod until restored to tho Holy Laud. Twice, then, out of Egypt did God call his Son, namely: His collective on, Israel, and His individual son, Chrint. (Wcldon.) The flight of our Lord from his own laud tj the laud of darkness and idolatry impresses on us the re ality of his humiliation. Herod's cup was well nigu full, and the doom that soon overtook hi in could have arrested him thtn in hU bloody attempt; but Jesus, in accepting hu mauity, accepted all its incidents. Ho wa4 saved, not by the intervention of God, but by the obedience of Joseph; and from the stornii of persecution ho hal to use the common means of escape. Al ter tho death of Herod, in less than a year, Jesus return o J with his parents to their own land, and went to Naz areth, whero they aboJe. (Archbiship Thomp son.) Jero'Fs Death. -It has been noticed that the loathsome disease of which Herod diel is hardly mentioned in history, except in the case of men who have been rendered lmaniuus by an atrocity of pc rsecut. ug zeal On his bed of intolerable auguish in that splendid aud lux urious palace which he had budt for himself under the palms of Jericho; swollen with dis ease and scorched by thirst; ulcerated ex ternally, aud glowing inwardly with a "soft, slow tire ;" surrounded by plotting sons and plundering slaves, detesting all and dete-ded by all; longing for death as a Teleaso from his torture.-, yet dreading it as the beginning of worse terrors; stung by remorse, yet still unslaked with murder; a horror to all around him, yet in his guilty con science a worse terror h himself; de voured by tho premature corruption of au anticipated grave; eateu of worms as though visibly smitten by the linger of God's wrath, after seventy years of successful villainy the wretched old man, whom men had called the Great, lay in savage frenzy awaiting his last hour. The day of Herod's death was, as ho had forofoeu, observed as a festival. His will was disputed; his kingdom disintegrated; his last order was disobeyed; his sons died for the mot part in infamy and exile; the curse of God was on his house, and though, by ten wives and many concubines ho seems to have had nine sous and live daughters, yet within a hundred years tha family of tho hirolttli.i of AbCalon had perished by disease or violence, and there was no living descendant to perpetuate the name. (Farrar.) Jin niah. A small town in the triba of Iien 1anun, and six miles north of Jerusalem. It was the birth-place and burial-placo of Sam uel, and the spot where Saul was anointsd king (I Sam. 1: 10, "JO; 2: 11; 8: 4; l'J: IS; Sr. I). Not far distant from Kamah, yet south of Jerusalem and in the more immediate vicinity of Lethlehem, was the tomb of liachel and the supposed placo of her burial (Gen. ': 18-'J0; 48: ). The figure become a typical prophecy of the grief in PethMiem. Kachel was tho aueesiross of the tribe of Benjamin, which was always identified in fortune with Judah. Sho well represents tho mothers of Petlde hem, near to which she died iu childbirth, aud was Jmried. The sound of her lamentations is carried beyond Jerusalem, and heard at ltaniah. (Popular Commentary.) "Divine prophecies," says Lord Paeon, "being of the nature of their Author, with whom a thousand years aro as ono day, are not punctually ful filled at once, but have springiug and germi nant accomplishment throughout many ages;" aud Dr. Wordsworth add, "have, at length, their summer blossom and autumnal ripeness in Christ" ArcheltWA. Son of Herod the Great by his favorite wife, Malthaee. After Herod had slain his three son, Anstobulus, Alexander, and Antipater. he loft by will his dominions to Archelaus as kiug. Upon the death of Herod Archelaus was proclaimed king by tho popu lation, but did not dare to assume the crown until his titlo should bo confirmed by tho Em peror of Komo. Thereupon the Jews sent & solemn embasy to the Emperor, petitioning that thoy might m exempted from the reign of any of Herod's family, aud that Judea might ho governed as a lloman province un der tho governor of Syria. After a reign of niuo years ho was deposed by tho Emperor and du d in exile. ( Whedon. ) FEED-TKL'THS AND OERM-THOL'OUTS. 1. God's timely counsels and warnings to his people (v. i:jj. J. Tho child may have a far greater namo and work than tho mother (v. i:). a. As tho world persecuted Christ, go will it persecuto ids follower (v. lo). 4. Obedience is not only the way of safety, but tho way to honor God and his word (v. 15). T As Christ was protected and delivered, so also will his followers to (v. 15). (J. Homes should le changed and chosen for the good of tho family (vs. 14, 21, '&)). Subject of lesson for July li: "John tho Baptist" Matt hi Mi Dr. Alfbkd llrssELL Wallace, "who shared with Darwin in the glory of the announcement of the evolution theory, differs from Darwin in holding that the development of Ihe human mind cannot bo accounted for by tho ordinary process of evolution; that it must bo considered as something apart trom tho physical nature and subject to ditlereut laws. Voiular Science Xcics. IIoT SrniNos is expecting a boom. A hotel, to cat half a million dollars, is talked of.