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At Adopted by the National Demo cratic Oonyention, at St, Louis. W, ih lka. of h temorrtir party of th VmtAl StalM, in mttinnnl convention emrlw., hmrr W laro the 4.minititrt.n or the ffdeiml vv rnmenl t he in anient bI of imm1iat rfrm, and tto hwb enjoin apn the nominees of theron Tentinn "! of the demiwrmtto mrty in enrh atntt , u HTrt awl cn-opemtion to thin end, and An hriir appeal to nar frllnw-eitinenn of every former political connection to anitortakewt.hu thia first ant ntnat iimMini privnt dnty Fr thedemocnwy of the whole enantry wed here rettMrat oar faith in Hie nenaitnenre of th federal I iion; oar devotion to the mnatltnttcm mf the I'nited Htte, with it MmendmentH MtiivereftHv nr-rer4- m a final etllejneiit nf the ronirttvemimi tht -iicen.lr civil war. anl do h-rr r f trd nr to1-fU-t ronnilence In tH proepvritr of repiihli-nn P-lf-(Tfrnmi-nl ; in bolite oHIom'iii- in th ill the minority, thr vital riilti-ipte nf rpitMir ; in tin Hprcmary of the ei, over military an horily; in the lot) eprntj"Hf i hiir. h nnd tt, for Ihe nk like of rivil nail religion frtfdom : in the iinltiy of nil rlttih-ns W-f. .re ji Imw of their own enet Bteat : in the litwrty f iMlivnln1 ritntlttrt. nnvtd hv mpmrT law; in th faithful mltirntion of Ihe rieinx cvwration. thut tlvv mi rr--rv, eiij'-y nd transmit theee het ron.lt Horn of hum n happi nea and hope; we behold th nMl prinliH U of a fa and rel venra of htnxfnl hietory. Swt ht wpholdins the twitd "f ie nnlon and the area I r barter mf tbeao our rivfct. It h" a free pcopt t prartire alo that eternal visilanre whirh ia the prico f nor liherty . Reform fa nere arv to reltniid and eatahHh in the heart fif the whole r"pl the nnion, eleven yearn happily reMriiMl from the danr f it mrrnpt rntraliia. whirh. after inHirttnc nrm ten utatea Ihe ran-ity of t-arpet -bar ty rnnnie haa liotmv romhed to(!lea of the federal government tlaelf with tncapn'iir, waete iiihI frand ; at a tea and mnniripalitiea with the rnntarion of mtarnl. and tkwked fat le voaperilv an industrfcMM people in the paralyaia of hard Kftorm W nereaaarr to eataMlnh a aonnd rnrreB"v. reetora the pnhlic eredit and maintain the national honor. We denonnre the failure lor all theee eleven vern to make rmMl the promiae of the teftal tender Btni, whirh arerhanffinc alandard of valne In the handaofthe people, and the non-pavment of whtli ia dttrvffard of the pliehted faith of the nation. We denonnre the Improvident whirh In eleven ver of peare haa taken fr-m the people, in fetlral tae. thirteen time the whole amnit of Ihe leeal tenter Tiwtea. and mioandered fnr time thfa iM In aaeieaa expenae without arratnnlatf any twerve far their redemption. We denonnre the nnanrial imherilitv and iruntoralitv of that party, whirh dnrin eleven rear of peare haa made no advanre toward reanmp tion and no preparation ftr rennntption ; hut inn trad haa obtratn rOKiimption hr watinx oar retMtnrr,- and e ha native a4l oar anrplaa inrome; and while annaally 7.nfeaminff- to intend apredy return ! perie rymenta, baa nnnnallv enacted freeh liin drmn'ea thereto. Aa anrh a hindrance we denonnre f h reanmptfon rlattae of the act of kt and we here em and its repeal. w e detnend a jodirlon" ayatem of preparation. ty yohlir economiea. hy official retrenchment, and ly wiae ftnanre, whirh xhall enahle the nation toon to rt the whole world of tta perfect ability and It perfect readin-aa to meet any of Ita promiaee at the rail of the cn-ditor entitled to payment. We be lieve anrh a ayatem, well devlaed. and. above all. in trnated toeompetmt hande fr e tern t ton, ernatimt t no time an artificial avarrtty of rttrrenry, and at no time alarm ins the pnblir mind into a withdrawal of that venter machinery of eretlit by whirh ninetv- ve pee rent.ol all bwslneaa tranaactiona ia per formed ; a avatem open to the pnblir and inxpirttifc areneral confidence, would, from the day of ita adop tion, brina; heaHnCon ita winaa to all our harraiaei inlntrteaa-t in mution the whcela of commerce, mannfactnrea and the merhaniral aria, rentere em piy ment to labor, renew In all ita national aonrrcw. tha PTvaperity off the people. aaaVa "form ia aeeaeary in the nm and mode of ft .i eraJ taxation, to the end that capital may be aet free from ditrnat and labor lightly hilMened. We denounce, the preaent tariff levied npon nearly four taooaand articlea. aa a masterpiece of injustice. in eqnality and mlae pretense. It yields adwindlinr. not a yearly rising revenue; it haa Impoverished many indnstriee to anbafdixe a few ; U prohibit im ports that might pnrrhaae the prodnrta of American labor; it has de-graded American commerce from the Arat to aa Inferior rank upon the high aeaa ; it ha rut down the sales of American maun facto rva at home and abroad, and depleted the retnma of American agricnltare; it cont the people five times avore than it prodncea to the treasury, obatmrt pro reaaea ot prod net ion. and waatew the frail of labor ; It promotes frand. Katera amngglinx. enrirhe di boneet official, and bank rant hnneat merchant. We demand that all cu tutu house taxation shall be only for revenee. Keterra is musaary In be scale of pnhHc expenaea ferterml. atate and mnniripal. Onr federal taxation haa swollen from sixty million dollars in gold ia I - tofrxir hand red and A fry million dollars in cur rency in IS7B; oar aggregate taxation from one hnn-dr-d anrl Artyfonr million dollars in gold In lw to even hundred and thirty million dollars in curren cy In )7n, or in one decade from lesa than Ave do ' lars per bend to more tban eigiiteen dollar! per head. tHnce the peace the people have pl their tax gath rers more than thrice the sum of the national debt, and more than twice that anm for the federal gov ernment alone. We demand a vigorous frugality ia every department and freaa every officer of the gov Reform m necessary to pat a stop to the profligate waste of public lands and their diversions from ac tual settlers by the party in power, who have squan dered two hundred million acres of land upon rail roada alone, and ont of more than thrice that ejtgre ate has dUpoaed ef leas than a sixth directly to till ers of the soil. He form la iieceaaai to correct the omissions of a republican congress and errors of onr treaties and of our nipiomary. whtcn have stripped our teiiow-cin-aewa of foreign birth and kindred race, when re-roaa-tng the Atlantic, of the shield of American citiaen sibp, and have exposed our brethren of the Pacific coaat to theiitcnretojiaof a race not apruog from the aame great parent stock, and. in fact, now by law denied citizenship through naturalisation, be canee it ia neither accustomed to the traditions of a prnaTraaalve civilisation, nor exercised in liberty un der equal laws. KVe denounce the policy which thus ritscarda the liberty-hwlng Oermen. and tolerates the renewal of the lmlte trade In Moocoiia women ported for Immoral awrpoaea, and Mongolian men, held to perfnrtn servile labor eon tracts. We. there fore, demand each modifications of the treaty of Ibe Chines empire, and such legislation by congress, within constitutional limitation as snail prevent the farther importation or immigration off the Monso Uan race. Kelorm In ni Mary, and ran never be eflerted n hy making ft the controlling lesoe off tneemctiona and liftinc it alHive the two fle issues with whfh the oAoe-holding class and party In power seek to mother H These tlM oee? with shidTtbS r" awWme aertarfau atri fr InnvHrt t the .hT- . c- mr doom . I w n ic n the etabliriment and support K-toag exclusively to the several states, and which the democratic paHy has cherished from their loan. nation, and is resolved to maintain without cn tntutlng ironi the treasury to any false taane bv wQlcn tnev paek to ligtit aeew the dring eml-ra r vttonal hate between kindred people once nnnat , b now renuited in one indivisibh 'gu lie a nd a com mon deatinr. rfence proves that an efficient and e duct of the governmental boetneae ia . Ita civil service he suhyert to chang tfou ; Iff it be a prize fought for at th tr it ne a reward of party instead of posts of honor aesirned fnr proved cmtaetency and held for fidelity In the public employ. That the dispensing of pat rooasre sheuM neitner be a tax upon the time of all 7L o v"" r u inatrument ei their ambi tion. Hereatfain irnfiii hi fikl.iai i .k.. formance attest that the aartv in aow . J7y mt no. practical or salutary reform, which Is neces eary elea asore In the higher grades of the public service-. preideot. indsea. mmIam f,J.? cabinet officer. There and all other in offices e trust . ice and isouae of npreeentatives marketing his ' apeaker of the tvvTh-lSV2i S thf"75,lKMa'profltlng secretly tiling as WadinOMittees of the late house of repr sen treawai?? tJ0"7 1 lat secretary of i ve chairmen off the n fa ff the "-- mo pnoiic accounts ffunila - 2JJt j 7 l aaisappropnating pui.HC 4. - 7 . ,,TT iaj eunrnet or ennrn- bT ,Tr'"t- Tid off the profit of JVlT,07with " department; an embassador to England causured In a dishonorable speculation : m.iVT! " crry barely escaping asum oe the people's choice i 37 enrty. lest the disease of one political orffani ttoa, mfest the body politic, and lest by making no A"-"1? opmrtr ret no rhange of anesurss. and no rstoram in all these abuses, wrens JM 1t th r-vnllir.na Ikrinirltn. but thsir r--l-nr. .r. roum dow. In oMtT.Htioa .n. di.l.r-d 1"'" '; MrtT' nun if fcoiHM to- ""I1 inMm. Reform unonlfba rhZ2Sr """ ? '" of -ln.iiitn.tiofi. Ud Of Ul, bav. m cbmns. of AT THE QUEBEC FIRE. It would be hard to conceive of adder sight than the one which pre sented itself as night closed down upon us alter the -fire, says a correspondent. Hundreds of poor families had fled with heir.ew pitiable savings to the Cove Fjrtfs and the Cricket grounds and there were huddled down upon bits of carpet, beds, or the bare ground, and falling asleep, hopeless, supperless, and exhausted. It is wonderful to note what people eave at such a time, and whether it is sentiment which comes to the sur face under strong ezcitment or merely absence of mind, I could not decide, saw cats lying securely in the arms frantic women who rushed past, and house plants, canaries, bouquet of wax and paper flowers, pictures, etc. One little fellow whom we met looked as he were willing that the worst might come, since he had a beloved and demure old rooster sa'e in his a An aged grand mother seemed satisfied that an unkind fate had left her several rolls of wall paper to began life anew with, and a weary and discouraged-look ing man was straggling along with an arm-load of light but un wieldly stove- P'pe- Thb law U not always infallible, Charlesand Mary Finder were sentenced to Sing tiing last November, the former for seven and the latter for four years, for an offense which the prosecution has now become satisfied they did not com mit. The opponents of circumstantial evidence, however, can expect no com fort from the case for the defendants were convicted upon direct and pottitivc tetimony. They have been pardoned by the governor ; but there is no state ment anywhere that they will l com pensated by the great state of New . 'York lor the injury and injustice done THE CANTON Emmett L. Ross & Co., Proprietors. VOLUME XII. AS HIM, I know not If or dark or bright Miall be my bit. If that wherein my ho-adellKht re best or not. It may be mine to drag for yeais Toil's heavy chain ; Or, day and nifitit. my meat lie tears On bed of pain. Pear races may surround my hearth With milea and glee; Or I may dwell alone, and mirth Be strange to me. My bark is wafted from the strand By breath divine. And on the helm there reals a hand Other than mine. One who has known In storms to sail I have on board ; Above the raging of the gain I hear my Lord. Ha holds me when the billows smite ; I shall not fall. If sharp, 'tis short ; if long, "tie light ; He tempers all. Safe to the land I safe to the land I The end is this: And then with him ge hand in hand Far into bliss. GEORGE SAXD'S LAST FEU- ILLETOX. Am Extract m "Iwiprrm'mn nnd 8otit- One of the last things written by George Sand was a feuilletm in the Temp called " Impressions and Souvenirs," in which occurs a remarkable sketch of Na poleon III., which" runs thus : " When I read in the journals yesterday that the state of the sick man at Chiselhurst was serious I felt that he was dead. Was he not already dead at Sedan ? For three years past Napoleon had ceased to exist. Events had no more effect upon him than the voltaic pile on a corpse. His liberal tendencies of the last hour were, in the situation in which he was placed, illu sions uncontrolled by reason. The war with Prussia, however, was not an illusion ; he could not shut out from his eyes the spectre of defeat which hurried him fatally to his destiny. Alexandre Dumas JK said that in surrendering his army he thought he should save his army and France. This illusion was madness and was only possible to a dying man, whose soul, floating hither and thither, was incapable of either cowardice or heroism, and could no longer distinguish the dream irom the reality. Besides, any one whe as an unprejudiced observer had carefully studied the whole life, of this fatal man woujd have assured himsclf-a, new to say, but old in history that cer tain historical personages were not free agents, and did not exist in the general acceptation of the term. Napoleon III. has been treated as a chimerical man. And this is correct if it means that his brain was filled with chimera; more correct still if it means a problematical being, nt to be analyzed. - I will tell you my personal impression of the man. In the days of his imprisonment at Ham be wrote a great deal, was a young man without energy, always haunted by a vis ion conceived in his iufancy and encour aged by those who surrounded him a vision to whose pressure he submitted with a feeling of lassitude and resigna tion ; no real instruction, a great deal of intelligence, the rudiments and even the scintillations of genius, rather literary than philosophical, rather philosophical than political. Bad health, vitality tot tering, unequal, suspended at times. No bitterness about him, no rancor, little anger, too contemplative to be passion ate; amiable, loving, made to be loved in private life, disinterested himself, and yet (see what contrasts!) capable of the greatest political crimes, because his no tions of human law differed entirely Irom ours. When x saw mm, wnen i spoke to him at the Elysce twice in the same week, I was completely deceived by him, and, believing myself tricked, I refused to see him again. However, I continued to write to him, when I thought I could save a victim, to pass comment on his answers, and to watch all his acts. 1 be came convinced that he did not wish to deceive any one, and that he deceived every one and himself. He believed in what he said, but looked upon himself as invested with a mission for which he had neither physical energy nor the moral force He adopted every idea which was suggested to him in the form of an ora cle. Let us try it, he would say, and if it be impossible, go to something else. With the aid of enjoying absolute power this illusion of playing heads or tails with events became a monomania, and his quiet and patient fatalism assumed the appearance of force and skill. He was an honest man who allowed himself to be borne in triumph by ambitious and unscrupulous people. lie considered himselt the instrument of providence, when he was only the instrument of chance. He ordered hisimperial mantle, and while the workwomen were embroid ering it with beads, he still said to those who were urging him on that he would not betray the republic He was hisown dupe to the last moment." PHOTOGRAPH OF ACTORS AND AC- TKEBSES. Actors and actresses generally make the best picture, because they under stand the art, for it is an art, of graceful posing. Harry J. Montague, of Wal- lack's has sat for Gurney, Mora, and Sarony, and fully 10,000 of his pictures have been sold in New York. Lester Wallack has been sitting for pictures for over twenty years, and perhaps 40,000 copies of his photographs have found places in the albums. Of Edwin Booth1 pictures over 75,000 copies have been sold within fifteen years. Edwin For rest's pictures never sold well. John Brougham sells very well for a man ol his age and modesty. About 10,000 copies of Capoul's portrait were bought. Of John Wilkes Booth's about S 000 copies were sold liefore the killing presi'lent Lincoln, ana as many more afterwards. Humpty Dumpty Fox Fccliter, Thorn, Stevenson, Barrymore and Southern sell about equally well the limit for each not exceeding S,0(K. The photographs of Tarepa lUna have had a larger a!e than those of any other singer or actress who ever iwt in this country. Nearly X,MK copies have lieen obtained from one negative. Next to Pare pa Rosa the demand has leen greatest for Mm. Scott Siddons' pictures, over 40,0(10 of which have tm-n sold. OfCliristine Nilson about 30,000 have lieen sold ; of Adelaide Neilson about the same number; of Clara Morris 2.r,000; and of Fanny Devenport nearly as many. Maggie Mitchell, who used to sell her own pictures while traveling, has had 25,00 of her photographs disposed of. TIIK I'RO VOSr.lt AM1VAN CltMVAST The government of England will shortly be asked to grant a charter to a large and influential company of Eng lishmen, empowering them to hold, oc cupy and use vast tracts of land on the west coast of A frica. The movement will be modeled upon the old East India com pany, and the argument for its necessity supported by the fact that the present system of trading in that region means very little more than selling rum and tobacco to the natives and encouraging them to keep up the slave trade. The government, under the present dis united system of rule in West Africa, cannot reach and correct the evils com plained of by civilized nations. But a great organized company, such as that which for years ruled India, command ing bold, resolute men and ample re sources, would do what the home au thorities are powerless to effect. This is the skeleton of the idea ; it will doubt less be rounded into a more perfect shape in a short time and then presented to parliament. The London Examiner thinks there is something in the matter, and other journals take the same view of it, and already map out an African empire in lfhich the ambitions Clives and Hastings will win cash if not honor. The old East India company at one time was almost a rival of the home government in regard to power and in fluence. Will this point in history re peat itself dn the soil of Africa. A SEtsATION AT If I AO A HA. Boetoo Poet. The sensation of the season at Niagara la the projected trip across the Niagara river of a young lady, lately arrived from Europe and known as the Signorina Maria Spelterina. This young artist ar rived in New York about two months ago, and has since been quietly making preparations to accomplish the feat that gave Blondin a world-wide reputation. She was borne in Italy, and made her first appearance in public with her father's company when she was three years of age. She performed until she reached the age of ten upon the tight roe, and then commenced the slack wire and the rolling globe. In the last two acts she achieved a brilliant success, performing for two years in Berlin and Vienna. In 1871 she went to Russia and made such a grand success upon the high rope that she adopted that branch of her profession entirely and give it her sole attention. She is gifted with won derful nerve, combined with cool daring, and during her entire career has never made a single mistake, although on several occasions she was only saved from accident by great presence of mind. Speaking of the Niagara, she does not regard the feat as anything at all extra ordinary, as walking across the river does not display the artist's nerve half as much as the different tterformances that she proposes to give on the rope. If sufficient strain can be got on the rope so as to stretch it tolerably straight, she will perform ten or twelve different acts. The rope is now being man ufactured in New York, and when com pleted will measure one thousand feet, and weigh one thousand seven hundred pounds. It will require one thousand pounds weight of guys to keep it fairly teady. The rope will be streched across the Nigara Rapids about two hundred feet below the railroad suspension bridge, and three hundred feet on each bank of the river will be enclosed and ar ranged with seats for the accommodation of the spectators. GOLDSMITH MAI l AOAISST TIME. Philadelphia Times, June 24. On the second trial the Maid skipped half a dozen times, but Doble each time brought her back to work before she had fairly left her feet. The first quarter was made in 331, the second in 33, the third in 35, and the fourth in 34, When the judges announced that the mile had been made in two fourteen, the excitement was intense. Men threw their hata into the air, women waved their handkerchiefs with centennial zeal, and all went hoarse with cheerin Budd Doble bowed hisacknowledgmcnts, and the bright-faced mare plainly mani fested her satisfaction. Said one en tuustasuc luriman : "That mare s more than human ; just look at her squarely in the face if you don't believe it. She': got an-infernal sight more sense than the average man." George Stnrgis, J H. Camp, and D. W. Blanchard, well known 1'hilailelphians, acted as judges, and their chronometers precisely ointed out 2:14 as the time ot the heat. Man on the outside, who timed the Maid sist that the mile was trotted in 2:13 oui ine recoru musi remain as pro claimed froin the judges stand. Horse men pronounce this effort of the Maid far ahead of her feat at Mystic Park last fall, when she cut down her record to 2:11. The Belmont track is twelve feet over a mile, which is equivalent to ove a quarter oi a second, and tne day was against fast time. The weather was too cool and the atmosphere to hazy. Thor oughbred horses only trot their best uinler a clear, bright sky, with the ther mometer way up in the nineties. CANTON, MISSISSIPPI, JULY 15, 1S7G. AXrlKXT I'ttTTERT MX MISSOrM. Nrw Ywrk Oniiing i'ont. The Mi'wourians are searching the IMK'kets of mother earth for treasures to he exposed at the centennial. Thry consist of vessels of various designs and sizes, many of them having evidently been intended tor drinking vessels. Some have the general form of a bowl extended up into a bottled neck ; other open at the top like a bowl. One has at one side of the upper rim the form of a fish's mouth, which seemed intended as a sort of spout, while on the opposite . side is the fish'B tail, which serves as a handle; the fins are placed in proper position on either side, so that, to one looking down on the dish, the representation is complete. Frogs and other reptiles are represented in these vessels. One has four legs, a head and a tail the rude image of some quadruped; rising from the center of the back is a tall spout. Other pieces, which probably served as plants, are ornamented with filigree woik, much like our cake plates. The material of which this ware is composed is unknown ; it is neither clay nor metal; its color is very like that of iron, though there are some pieces of a light yellow tint. The hintory of the moulders of this pottery is among the mysteries of the past. Some of the mounds of the west have been found to contain bones, arrow heads and wampum of the North Ameri can Indians. But the vessels described are not the work of savages ; it i plain that they were maulded by some pre historic race, and it is not improbable that they belonged to the Aztecs or the more ancient Toltecs, who, as our Mexi can history teaches us, came from the far north. KEMAlfifKtr ROYALTT. The remains of King Louis Fhillippe, accompanied by the remains of nine members of his family, buried in Eng land, have just arrived in France, to be placed in the mausoleum of the Orleans family at Preux. Twenty-six years ago this same king took the first steps in a generous and popular act. Just before his death Napoleon I had expressed the wish that his ashes might find a resting place upon the banks of the Seine, in the midst of a people he loved. Louis Pbil- ppe saw that wish realized, and the Prince de Joinville was sent to .Vt. Helena in La Belle Poule to bring the Imdy of the emperor back to France. he ceremony when it was deposited in the Invalidas was splendid and impos ing, and the occasion furnished a pat riotic ffte which roused the better feel ing of the masses. The king showed himself generous in giving to the emperor the homage that history accorded, and which was really due. And now the remains of Louis Fhillippe are brought to France and buried in silence. There is something of ingratitude in all this, for Louis Phillippe was an excellent monarch, a wellintentioncd ruler, and a good and amiable man. " BISECTIONS FOR CAhVlMININO. Buy the best bleached glue, if the walls are to be white or some light tint (if dark, it is immetenal, so tfte glue clean), and use it in the proportion of a quarter of a pound to eight pounds of whiting. Soak the glue over night, in th morning pour off the water, as it simply swells while soaking. Add fresh water, put in a pail, and set that in kettle of boiling water. When dissolved, stir it into the whiting, adding enough water to make it, after mixing, of the same consistency of common whitewash It may be tinted any color, and is ap plied with a whitewash brush. If the color is rubbed smooth in a little water and then mixed with the wash it will be more even. If the walls have been pre viously whitewashed, scrape away all that will come off, and wash with solution ot white vitriol two ounces in a pail of water. The vitriol will be decomposed, forming zinc white and plaster of paris, to which the cal cimine easily adheres.' it is important to dissolve the glue in a hot water bath, for if scorched by too great heat its te nacity is impaired or destroyed. STUDIES A MON O THE SIOUX. A Dakota correspondent of the Evans- ville, (Ind.) Journal says: They have a keen sense ot the ridiculous, particularly the women, and somewhat of humor. I think it was Running Antelope who said that when he first heard of it he was much surprised that the white men killed their Savior, but now that he knew bet ter he had changed his mind. I recollect once, when a lriend and myself were standing too near a circle where they were having a square dance, two hags whose heads were silvered by well nigh a century, threw their arms around our necks, and drawing us into the circle compelled us to join in their gyrations, much to the hilarity of the rest. But of all objects of study the women arc the greatest, from the prettiest, good-natured young girls of seventeen to the toothless old hags who, in thjs very trilie, have been known to come on the bat tle-field after the light to kill the wounded. Much righteous indignation has lieen expressed by American writers with re gard to the servile labor which is re quired of the women among the Indian trilies, and this criticism is but to be expected from a people whose habits of pampering their women exhibits itself in the absurd etiquette which requires that a gentleman must offer to carry a parcel for a lady if it 1 but an ounce weight, and is now resulting in the cry " wo men's rights." Hut these Indian" girls are the happiest set have ever seen, and if the old women are lent from ing hewers of wood and carriers of wa ter, the men do their part in hunting Tor forms or government let fools eonteat; Whatever 'a lest sdramietered is best." and fighting. The men are at once both modest and bold. The manner of love making among them is strange. When afflicted with cupid's dart the young men go aNmt wearing their blankets in such a manner as to cover up all the head ex cept the eyes, and, having spied the ob ject of their affections, they slip up be hind her quickly, throw the blanketover her head also, and, holding her tightly around the waist, compel her to listen to the soft accents of love. In case of a popular belle, they will sometimes range themselves in a line at the door of her wigwam, and when she comes out pass her from one to the other at she in turn disburdens her surcharged heart. They have been known to keep a girl this way all day long. Lastly, the language of the Indian is well known to be pictur esque, and no one can appreciate the grace of their oratory without having seen it, and even in ordinary conversa tion their gestures are profuse. It is the very "poverty of their language that makes it sound poetic; thus, for the ship sails," having neither the word "ship" nor "sail," they say, "the wind makes the boat run on the water," thus bringing in two of the natural elements in that one sentence. It is noticeable that when we sometimes express age by so many summers, they always say win ters, and when we say " so many days since," they say " so many nights or sleeps." THB ISTHMUS OF PANAMA. The uncertainties surrounding the Suez canal bring up the old project of a ship canal across the isthmus of Panama. In connection with this matter it is im portant to note the fact that a new canal route has been discovered, or redis covered, across the narrow neck of land uniting the two continents, and a wealthy citizen of Colombia proposes to survey the track at his own expense The matter has been laid before the con gress of the United Stales of Colombia, and that body asked to indorse the plan of Mr. Gogorzo, which is to have an accurate survey made by a corps of engineers, and than to organize a joint 8ock company in Europe to build the canal and nut it in operation, the whole work to be completed in ten years. I there is the least body in this movement it will be watched with interest by commercial nations. England virtually controls the Suez canal. If British money cuts a ship way through the soil of the new world from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean then England will command both commercial short-cuts and have a vast advantage in the markets of Asia. A JBla til. kEVE-BUTTON. Den ver News. "Old Sulphuret's sleeve-button," as they dubbed it at Georgetown, was on exibition at the railway depot yesterday It is a mass of ore Irom the Pelican mine, near Georgetown, weighing 4,500 pounds, and containing between $700 and $800 in silver. The specimen is remarkable for its great size and weight, it was raised from the deepest working of the mine, and shows the worth of the rich vein. It contains ruby silver, silver glance, grey copper, pyritous ore, argen tiferous galena, and quartz, and is familiary designated as 300-ounce ore. That is, each ton of the ore yields about 300 ounces of pure, metalic silver. It also rives a small auantitv of cold The same mine contributes a quantity of other and richer ore in all, about seven tons, which is arranged in a pyramidal pile, with the large mass for a base, in the exhibition. The ore increases in richness toward the top and the whole is surmounted by a monster brick, or but ton of pure silver. A CHINAMAN ON CONSUMPTION. The following is an extract from Chinese book on consumption : "Man formed from the five elements metal fire, water, wood, and earth.. The lungs belong to metal, and rule over the breath and skin. The heart belongs to fire, and the kidneys to water. When the water cannot control the fire, the latter ascends and cuts through the metal, causing cough and excessive perepiration. The liver belongs to wood, and is the recep tacle of the blood. Fire cuts through wood, and hromoptysis occurs. Hence consumption manifests itself chiefly at spring and autumn. When the disease is of long standing the body becomes emaciated and the face white, in eon- sequence of the breath and blood being attenuated. The stomach belongs earth, and rules over the five viscera. Wood cuts through earth, and the Rtomach becomes deterioiated, produc ing loss of apjietite." Why He Dip. When Horace Greelev was on his way to California he met Fortv-niner coming east. The Calilor- nian was in a terrible stew about his ac commodations. He kept saying, wish I had some o' them California per- taters. Them's eatin', them is. lrn this yer kentry ennyways. I'd give thousand dollars for a spoonful of ol Californy air. That's the place to liv in on'y kentry wuth livin' in. Mnun ings and valley, strawbeiries in winte sparegrass alters, bes' bran' water any wheeres. finest climate on ther face ther yearth. Dern a kentry like this down ver. Calilotnv's the on'y place fit ter live' Horace smiled that child-like smile of his, and thought he had the Californian bail when he said : "Mv friend, if California is such a ; splendid country, why did you ever leave it ?" " IJccose, fnl." said the Sloper, " I were a MAIL THE LITTLE I'OLKS. K AiV'S QUESTIONS. 'Wny flown In llip buttercup ifntlow, I mv a white laa-nh-p t-lay ; An'l rinse ly her i!e, ill the rl- ve,-; A dear little lainh was at piny ; I)ms Ihe ahft'p-tiiHninin love her white Inmtnie, .liint aa jou hire me? Say, mamma, aay? " Yes, Ktity, yen. So f (rueaa." In Ihe orchartl, itp in Ihe oM pear tree. There are f.ur little hirtlh in a nest ; Willie Biiyp they hel-inR to Ihe rohin That wi ara a reail hit on her breaat ; Ia all the Kieat wiie worll of hirdiea lrofsthe love her own hinliealhe lieat? 14 Vet, hirdie, yes. So I Kue!s." The Uat linie I played in the garden. There wax ntt one red rose to lie aeen ; F.til to-day there' a tiny pink roaeliud, Vraped in a hlanket of sreeo ; iNiea the rose want to kins bahy roaehiid, W hen she triea ao far oyer to lean ? " Yea, bahy, yea, So I guess." lji.it night T peeped nut of the window, .lust before I lepeated my prayer. And the moon, with a star close lieside her. Was walking high lip in the air; Did liod make the little star hahy, 'Cause the moon was so lonely up there T ' Yes, darling, yea, So 1 gueaa." Mrs. E. S. Forman, in fl't'tfe Awvke. A VISIT TO TOT TOtTN. "Oh, dear! whatever is the use of do ing dull, old lessons this hot weather ?' Here came a lng yarn and stretch, and longing glance of the drowsy blue eyes toward the baby-house in the corner: and then once more the inkv little fin ger begans their weary journey over the copy-book. "'Delays are dangerous, D. d. 1, 2, 3, ' I wish M iss Bruce would not set such dull copies, ard put in those stupid fig ures at the end to.fi II up the line. Thin up strokes, thick down strokes, dot your and cross your t's 'Delays are' " blot sputter. And then somehow or other the words in Rosie's copy turned into " Dolls are delightful," and some body railed out, " Come along, Kosie . 'm off to Toy Town." Rosie had never heard of Toy Town be fore ; but, strange to say, she did not feel at all surprised, but jumped up in a great hurry, saying, " Yes, I'll come ; it's not very far, is it ? Nurse is so cross if I am late for tea, and I do hate being scolded." Soon they were jotrging along the road together, and Rosie found out that her companion s name was uoodcnild, and that she was the youngest of a large family of little girls and boys, who had all setoff to go to Toy Town, but had never got there and bad come home disappointed. There were Miss Giddy and Miss Idle and Master Jack Dawdle and little Wilful and. Ned Obstinate ; but none of them had ever got to Toy Town. " Why not?" inquired Rosie. "Oh, because they wouldn't go the right way, you know. There's only one way to Toy Town ;. but it's rather a long way, and they all gt tired. But I mean to go on to the end ; bo I have put on my plodding shoes, and aunt Industry has given me a nice strong stick called Paying Attention,' to help me over the gates and Btiles." Rosie thought it all sounded very nice, and resolved to go ou to the eud too ; and as they went along, Goodchild told her about Toy Town and its pleasures. It's all games and fun and holidays there," she said ; " and it's all toys every where, and you can play from morning till night. All the trees a reChrist mas- trees, and the houses are baby-houses and Noah's arks ; and the carts are musical carts, with red wheels and spotted horses, and little sacks in them full of red coal; and the trains go by clock-work, and have white wool coming out of the en gines to look like smoke. Boys generally like Rocking-horse road the best, because it is near where the soldiers live tin ones, you know. Real soldiers live in a barrack ; but the toy ones have a box, because its a shorter word ; but it's very grand all the same, with a glass top, and they march about all in one position to the sound of penny trumpets and whis tles and drums, with sugar plums inside. Then there is Mr. Jack-in-the-box. He lives half-way between Punch and Judy and the baby's part, where yellow-plush pai rots, iwith feathers on their heads and button eyes, fly up and down on pieces of elastic, and make a rattling noise inside ; and there are woolly lambs on green stands, and nice soft dolls that do to be sucked and can't break. But the best place for dolls is Skipping Rope square, after you pass the. bricks and picture books. Some people call it Liittle Girls End,' and that's where I mean to go, if I i r.. :l: ..i -l,.ll can. J here are several iiuiiiict uuw there's Lady Wax's family. That's the gtandest of all. Many of them have real hair, and eyes to open ana snui, ami they wear clothes to take off. Then there are the Woods and the Rags, and the Dutches and the Chinas, all of them very nice in different ways. The Woods are so strong, though they are generally rather plain. The Chinas are capital people for washing, and many of the Miss Rags squeak beautifully when they are pinched." " I wish we were there!" cried Rose; aud just as she spoke, they turned down a lane, which looked very long. " Is this the way to Toy Town ?" she asked; " it looks very dull. " Yes," said Goodchild ; " this is Ix's-son-book lane, and Toy town lies at the other end of it." " Does it lake long 1" " That depends upon how fast you go, and how often you stop." And, as she spoke, Goodchild began running along a straight, narrow path, called A. B. C. anrl Kosie ran alter, finding it easy enough. " It's all very well for you and me," said Goodchild ; "but I know a little girl called Laura Ijizy, who would not go even this little way ; so she had to 1 sent to a very "lily place, called 'the Cor ner,' with no one lo sM!iik to but little Dummy Dunce, who is the st upidest lx.y in the world " Smiii they came into a broad place called Heading Road, and this too Rosie Terms: $2 00 a Year. NUMBER 2. did not mind much, though she did not like having to climb over Spelling Stile, which she thought very dull, and could not see the use of, -though (ioodehild assured her that they would never get along Reading Road any other way. Neither did she like going through Giammar Gate, all made up of part of peech ; and presently they got to an other stile made of large pieces of slate, called Sum Stile, where poor Rosie almost stuck fast. Goodchild, however, lent her Aunt Industry's wonderful stick to help her over, and declared that they should soon be at Toy Town, and showed her how to climb up by means of a step called Multiplication Table. "I wish I had got some shoe like yours." said Rosie, rather mournful ly, as she tried to keep up with Good- child. " You must get a pair," said Good child ; " for I see your shoes are made by Mr. Now-and-then, and those soon wear out; but here we are at Copy Cor ner, and then we shall soon be there." But at Copy Corner poor Rosie sat down to rest awhile, and Goodchild was kind enough to wait to; for she said it would be no fun to go into Toy Town alone, now they had come so far togeth er. So while they rested, Rosie asked Goodchild if there was anything on the other side of Toy Town. " Oh, yes," answered Goodchild ; "but that's in Grown-up Land, so I don't know much about it." " There's no Lesson-book Lane there, I suppose ?" said Rosie. " No ; at least it's not called so there. But I've heard Aunt Industry say we shall have to go up Hard-word hill to a great big country called Knowledge, and that leads to" Rosie was just going to ask what, when all at once she gave a great jump, and Goodchild was gone ; and in her place stood Nurse, looking down on the blotted copy-book, where she had been writing " De ays are dangerous," before she fell asleep. Rose expected a scolding; but nurse only stroked her head, and said she was too tired for lessons that hot afternoon, and she had better brush her hair and run down to mamma till tea. So Rosie ran down gladly to mamma, and told her aH the funny dream she had. Mamma was very much amused, and said it was all true, and work must come before play all our lives through. " But grown-up people don t play, mamma; tbey would not. care ror j.oy Town." " Yes, but they have to work and learn just like little children." " And then, mamma, " Well, not exactly Toy Town, dear; but something we shall like better per-' haps. But for the present, Losson-book lane is enough for my little girl, and Toy Town is a part of the kingdom of Wisdom a3 much as what comes after ward." Aunt Judy' Magazine. A TTER BEDTIME. It was eight o'clock, and the two boys were in bed. By the two boys, I mean Frank and Charlie, of course. About fifteen" minutes after the light was put out Frank raised himself in bed, and said : " Charlie, are you asleep ?" " No, sir-ee ;" replied Charlie ; " it's so hot I can't get a wink." So both the boys sat up in bed and began to make pictures on the wall ef cats, dogs, monk eys, and everything else, for the moon light was. so bright they could get a splendid shadow. Just outside their window was a shed with a roof nearly flat ; on this they had often climbed after balls which had fallen into the gutter when they tried to "throw over the house." " What do you say to getting out and having a nap on the roof?" suddenly exclaimed Frank; "let's try it, any way." So they pulled the mattress from the bed, and, after some pretty hard tiunrin?. e"t it through the window to the roof, and, taking the sheets, they wrapped themselves up and tried to go to sleep. But they were wide awake as hawks, and decided to have a game of tag. Now it happened that Susan, the cook, was out by the side gate talking to the milkman's boy, who had just brought the evening's milk, and, turning to go into the house, she happened to catch a sight of the boys, and the next minute she had opened the parlor door, and with checks as white as this paper had exclaimed "Ghosts!" and had then shut herself into the pantry. So papa went out, but, as the boys hid themselves behind the chimneys, he couldn't see anything at all. But mam ma, who knew always where mischief originated, went up stairs to the boys room, where the empty bed and a glance out of the window told the whole story. Papa shut the window until tho Iniys promised never again to turn the roof into a bed-room, and then be went down to tell Susan, and found that she had been sitting in the on Hour-bucket un til she looked like a bigger ghost than any of them. Aw York Tribune. A CHRISTIAN WARNIXU. Columhia s. C. Sun. She was a colored lady and attended a revival of religion, and had worked herself up to the extreme pitch of going to the good place in a moment, or sooner, if possible. As her friends gave vent to their feelings, she likewise gave vent to her feeling, and exclaimed: "I wish I was a June bug!" A brother of sable hue, standing near by inquired : "What you want to lie on for?" "That I might Hy to my Jesus." "You lool nigger; wocslpecker ketch j on fore you git half way dar." tili A VE A Sit (i A Y. . . No man ever yet forgot by trying to forget ; but he is on the highway to for getfulness when he tries to remember. ..The Cairo base ball club is called Qui-Nine. The Vassar club ia known as the Femi-Nine. . .The fashionable bustle has elongated until it lixiks like a ship's rudder on the wearer, and U not made to sit down in. . Marden says the latest style of bon nets look like a big sunflower blown up against the female bump of self-esteem by a passing gale. .." That's what I call a finished ser mon," remarked a man as he was coming out of church. " Yes, finished at last," replied his neighbor, "though I began to think it would never be." Cherries are green enough now to pick, and the small boy will soon be going around with his hands clasped across his equator, looking as if he didn't care how soon the republic went to pieces. Brooklyn Argu. ..News from the Spirit World. Me dium The spirit f the late Mr. Jones is present. Jones' widow (with emotion) I hope you are happy, Jones ! Jones (raps out) Far happier than I ever was on earth! Jones' widow Oh, Jones! then you must be in Heaven ! Jones On the contrary. TWO PICTURES. An old furm-house with meadows wide, And sweet with clover on each side : A brieht-eyed boy who looka from ont The door with woodbine wreathed nboot, And wishes his one thought all day: "Oh ! if I conld but fly away From this dull spot the world to see, How happy, happy, happy, How nappy 1 would De I Amid the city's constant din, A man who round the world haa been Is thinking, thinking all day long: " Oh ! if I could only trace once more The field-path to the farrn-houe door, The old green meadows could I e, How happy happy, hnppy, How happy I would he 1 " .. How they express in. At the cen tennial the Philadelphia ladies cry out, " Isn't it cunning ?" New York ladies, " How superbly lovely !" Boston ladies, "Ah, how exquawsite P' Louisville ladies, " Be-utiful, fo' shuah !" Chicago ladies, "Oh, my I wished I owned that !" while the genuine Yankee girls from the rural districts exclaim, " Gee whimminy, but ain't that 'ere a stun ner, neowf" ..Miss Jane Stuart, in an article oi the "Stuart Portraits of Washington,' in Scribner's Magazine fer July, has this, interesting reminiscence : " I once heard my father, in a private conversation with Washington Allston, give his candid opinion of Gen. Washington's appear ance. He said that his figure was by no means good ; that his shoulders were high and narrow, and his hands and leet remarkably large. He had ' aldermanic proportions,' and this defeat was in creased by the form of the vest of that day. But, with all these drawbacks, his appearance was singularly fine. I have heard my mother say that the first time she saw him he entered the hall door as she passed from the entry to the parlor, and that she thought him the most superb-looking person she had ever seen.' He was then dressed in black: velvet, with white lace ruffles, etc., exactly aa Stuart's picture represented him." . .The following receipe for a " pathetic marine poem" appears in a new English book : " Take one midnight storm, ana one fisherman's family, which, if the poem is to be a real success, should be as large and as hungry as possible, and must contain at least one innocent imam. Place this last in a cradle, with the mother singing over it, being careful that the babe be dreaming of angels, or else smiling sweetly. Stir the father well up until ho disappears. Then get ready immediately a quantity of cruel, crawl ing foam, in which serve up the father, directly on his reappearance, which'is sure to take place in an hour or two, in the dull, red morning. This done, a charming saline effervescence will take place among the remainder of the family. Pile up the agony to suit the palate, and the poem will be ready for perusal." THE EIltST BINOINO OF THE "MAR SKII.I.AISE." Idon Illustrated Newspaper. What a marvelous power that strange chant has exercised in France during the greater part of a century? What wild vicissitudes have accompanied ita declamation by men and women who have used it alike as a patriotic and a revolutionary call to arms. Rouget de L'Isle was himself but a commonplace young man a poetical lieutenant in the army of Strasburg but for once he mounted to a pinnacle of genius without knowing it ; for the "Marseillaise" was simply a chant de bataille, and never in tended to be a revolutionary song. Dietrich who was mayor of Strasburg in 1792, asked the young soldier to compose anew marching song, for a volunteer company going on foreign service. He finished the composition in one night, and the next morning was heard to rehearse it before the mayor and some of the artistes of the theater. At mid-day it was sung in the market place, and so great was its effect tliai 300 recruits joined the 600 who were ready to go out. That chant was to have a history un precedented by any battle song in the world to survive its author, and to take new meaning and a new name. Rouget de L'fsle, himself proscribed as a roy alist, heard it in the Swiss mountains as a menace, of death, and recognizing the well-known sound, asked his guide what t was called. It had then been named the "Marseillaise Hymn," nnd was so called till hymns went out of fashion, and then it still returned the name of "Marseillaise." Whether it has played out its part in the history of France it would be rash to endeavor to determine. .-I YELLOW STORM. After a thunder storm Tuesday, the li'tli insi., along the lire of the Detroit , Lansing & Lake Michigan railroad, tho country for miles around Howard City was covered with a bright yellow powder which was at first believed to lie sulphur. A siecimen was brought to Detroit by siiporintendiint McMullen and given to Frederick Stearns for examination. Mr. Ktearns discovered it to be pollen, the fructifying germs of a plant (probably that of the pine tree) which is abundant in that region. It is interesting as show ing the immense quantities of the germs which must have been floating in the air.