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Poetry.
Poetry. IF WE KNEW.
, , 1 km Hi tut aid bwtwkt
;.. .Waiting for at down tb road,
IT our line con Id uate the wormwood.
If OJtWki eiu)l feel tne hud.
. Won Id we watte the daw In wlahinfl .
. Tort time thit s erein beS
Would we wait In eurh Impatience
,For or ahlps ts con from m ?
t'w knew the ttaht flrteera '
w rTlMt the window pane
Would he cold and wtlfT tomorrow-'
Never trouble aa etmln
Wonld th brleM ;- of oar darling
Uatrhthe frown npoa onr brow,
Wonld the print of may flnirere
Vex aa the a a tbey do auw f
Ah, theae liltla Ice-cold Bnenra,
How they point onr mxmoriea back
To the haMf worda and actloaa
. Btrewa alma our backward track!
Bow those Utile hand remind ue
. Aa In eaowy grace they lie,
Mot to ecatter tnorna but rorce
For onr reaping by and by. ,
Btrenpe we never prize the tnnrlr
Till the wM.t.oivd bird haa flown; 1 .,
airnp that wi ahonlA elljrht the rtoleta
Till the lovely flowere are ironet
Btranpa that tommer rkira and snneblne
Never teem one-half to fair
Aa when wliftar'a annwy plnlone
Shake their white dowa la the air I ;
Linn from which the aoa'l of alienee -
.None but God can roll away, , , '
.Sever bloaeoraed in iur.h beauty .
Aa edorna the month to-day ;
, And awoet words that freight onr memory
' With tbelr beautiful perfume,
' Com to ne In tweeter accente.
Through the portala of the tomb. '
lt n (Mthcr'up the nnbam,
Lylnc alt crnnnd oar path t '
Let. aa keep the wheat and rosea. .
Caatlng out the thorne and chaff:
Lot on find onr aweeteal comfort
In the blenxinz of to-day.
With a patient hand removing
All the briar from our way.
Selected Miscellany.
BREAKING THE WILL.
BREAKING THE WILL. BY H. H.
This phrase la going out of use. It U
high time. H did.. If, the thing. It rep
resents woul4 alaq .gase there would
"be stronger and freer men and women.
- jam tne pnrase is sun sometimes beard ;
and there are still conscientious fathers
and mothers who believe they do God
service in setting about the thing.
I have more than once said to a parent
who used these words : " AVill you tell me
Just What you mean by that t Of course,
yon do not mean exactly what you say."
"Yes, I da I mean that the child's
will is to be once for all broken that he
Is to learn that 'my will Is to be his law.
ine sooner ne icarns mis we oetter."
" Hut it is to your will simply as will
: that he Is to yield r Bimply as the weaker
yields to the stronger almost as matter
yteldsitf force? fot what reason is he to
do this?" -
' " Why; because 1 know what Is best for
him and what is right; and ho docs not"
"Ah I that is a very diffcrentlthing. Lie
fa tVi . A .l.l. ... ..1 1 1. !
-"i aii, wuu wic tuijJKj uiut juu well mill w
do, 'oecause the thing is right and needful
for him ; j ou are his guide on a road over
.'rvhlch you have gone and ho has not; you
are an interpreter, a helper ; you know
better than he does about all things, and
your knowledge is to teach his ignorance."
"Certainly, that is what I mean. A
pretty state of things It would be If child
ren were to be allowed to think they
know as much as their parents. There it
no way except to break their wills in the
beginning."
" But you have just said that it is not
Jto your will as will that he is to yield, but
to your superior .knowledge and experi
ence. That surely is not ' breaking his
. mu. ik is oi aut. wings iurmeai re
moved from it ,. Jt Is- educating his will.
xi is tvacnmg umiowei -wui, ' a.
This sounds dangerous ; but the logic is
not ewsily turned aside: and there is little
. laf r . .1 i .' 1.F !1T 1 T1 i .
- iui huc auruuiui ui wui-uiCTi&iijif uui
t to fill hack on some texts in the - Bible,
' "which, have been so. often misquoted in
tUs connection that one can hardly hear
t '(hem with- patience.. To ''children obey
your parents '! .was i added " in the Lord,
and " because it is right," not " because
- uicy mtv juui pnrouve. opn.ro kilo ruu
mean " spare blows." " Rod " means here,
aa elsewhere, simply , punishment ' We
are not told to " train tip a child to have
no will but our own," but "in. the way in
which he should go," and to the end that
"when he is old" he should not "depart
from it" i. ., that his will should be so
educated that he will choose to walk in
the right way still. Suppose a child's will
! to be actually " broken r suppose htm to
"bdso trained that he ; has no will bat to
obey his parents. What Is to become of
this helpless machine, which has no cen
tral spring of Independent action? 'Can
we stand by, each minute of each hour of
each day, and say to the automatons, Go
nere, or go there? And can we be sure of
living as long as they live? Can we wind
them up like seventy-year clocks, and
leave them ?
.. But this is Idle. It Ls not, thank God,
In the power of anyman, or any woman,
to " break " a childs " will." . They may
kill the child's body In trying, like that
still unhung clergyman in Western New
, York, who whipped his three-year-old son
to death for refusing to repeat a prayer to
his stepmother.
liodies are trail things ; there are more
child-martyrs than will be known until
. the bodies terrestrial are done with.
"But, by one escape or another, the will,
r the soul, goes free. Sooner or later, every
' human being comes to know and prove in
his own estate that freedom of will is the
only freedom-- lot- -which there are
no chains possible, "and' that in Nature's
i -whole reign ol law nothing is so largely
nrovided for as lihrtw Hnnnnr nr later
all this mnst come. ' But; If it Comes later,
it comes throngh clouds of antagonism,
"Vand after j days of flgh, and is hard-
It should come sooner, like1 the kingdom
of God, which it is" without' observa
tion," gracious as sunshine, sweet as dew ;
it should begin with the infant's first dawn-
Intr nf nnmnrfthnninnri that. therA ara tan
'courses of action, two Qualities of conduct;
one wise, the other foolish ; one right, the
other wrong;- u .-.: .
I am sure, for I have seen, that a qhild's
moral perception can be made so clear,
and his will so strong and upright, that be
fore he is ten years old be will see and
take his way through all common days
. 'rirrht.lv tLTtA hrtiwf.lv
he always act vp to his highest
moral perceptions? No. Do we 7 But
one ngui aecision iw ne mates volun
tarily, unbiased by the assertion of author
ity or the threat of panishment, is worth
,' more to him in development of moral
,' character than a thousand in which he
does what he is compelled to do by seme
' aort of outside pressure, :
I read once, in a book intended for the
guidance of mothers,, story of a little
child who, ta repeatinc his letters one
day, suddenly refused to say A. All the
other letters he repeated agalnv and again,
unhesitatingly; bat A' he would not and
persisted In declaring that he could not
aay. He was severely whipped, but still
persisted. It now became a contest of
wills. He was whipped again and again,
and again. In the Intervals between the
whippings the primer was presented to
" ' him, and he was told that he would be
i whipped again if he did not mind his
mother and say A. I forget how many
times he was whipped ; but it was almost
too many times to be believed, The tight
was a terrible one. At last, in a paroxysm
, of his crying under the blows, the mother
, thought she heard blm sob out "A," and
' the Victory was considered to be won!
A little boy whom I know once had a
: aimilar contest over a letter of the alpha-
. bet ; but the contest was with himself, and
his mother was the faithful Great Heart
who helped him through. The story U
so remarkable that I have long wanted all
.' mothers to know it It is as perfect an
illustration of what I mean by " iduoUing"
. the will as the other one is of what ls
calii " breaking" it
Willy was about four veara old. He hid
, ft, v uiaiu, m BMiOiWT bewilder
ment, and Indomitable spirit He was and
- is an uncommon child. Common methods
of what is commonly supposed to be
- mrm imu. v. i - : 1
. . - -- wutu, it ua nan. aurvireu
them, have made a very bad boy of him.
1 . lie had grewt Uimculty la pronouncing the
letter U bo much that he had formed al
most a habit of omitting it One day his
mother &jdr no? dreaming of any ipeclal
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contest, Tliis lime you must say G.". " It
ls an ugly old letter, and I ain't ever going
to try to say It again." said Willy, repeat
ing the alphabet very rapidly from begin
ning to end without the G. Like a wise'
mother, she did not open at once on a
struggle; but said, pleasantly, "Ah! you;
did not get it in tl at time. Try again; so!
more slowly, and we will have it" It,
was all In vain ; and it toon began It look
more like real obstinacy on WUly's part '
than anything she had ever seen in him.
8be has often told me how she hesitated
before entering on the campaljrn. "I al 1
ways knew," she said, "that Willy's first
real fight with himself would be no matter
of a few hours; and it was a particularly
Inconvenient time for me, just then, to
give up a day to it But it memed, on
the whole, best not to put it oft"
So she said! "Now, Willy, yon, c n't
get along without the letter G. The
longer you put off saying It the harder it
will be for yon to say It at last ; and we
will have it settled now once for all. You
are never going to let a little hit of a letter
like that be stronger than Willy. We will
not go out of this room till you have said
it"
Unfortunately, Willy's will had already
taken Its stand. However, the mother
made no authoritative demand that he
should pronounce the letter as a matter
ot obedience to her. Because it was a
thing Intrinsically necessary for him to
do, she would see, at any cost to herself
or to him, that he did it ; but he must do
It voluntarily, and she would wait till he
did.
- The morning wore on. She buMod her
self with other matters, and left Willy to
himself; now and then asking, with a
smile : " Well, isnt my little boy stronger
than that ugly old letter ?"
Willy was sulky. He understood in that
early stage all that was involved. Dinner
time came.
"Aren't you going to dinner, mamma?"
" Oh t no dear; not unless you say G,
so that you can go, too. Mamma will stay
by her little boy until he is out of this
trouble."
The dinner was brought up, and they,
ate it together. Sho was cheerful and
kind, but f o serious that he felt the con-,
stant pressure of her pain.
The afternoon dragged slowly on to
night Willy cried now and then, and she
took him in her lap, and said; "Dear,
you will be happy as soon as you say
that letter, and mamma will be happy too,
and we can't either of us be happy until;
you do."
" Oh I mamma, why don't you make me
say it?"
(This he said several times before the
affair was over.) 1
" Because, dear, you must make your-'
self say it I am helping you make your
self say it, for I shall not let you go out of
this room, nor go out myself, till you do
say it ; but that is all I shall do to help
you. I am listening all the time, and ft
you say it in ever so little a whisper, I
shall hear you. That Is all mamma can
do for you." . .
Bed-time came. Willy went to bed un
kissed and sad. The next morning, when
Willy's mother opened her eyes, she saw
Willy sitting up in his crib, and looking
at her steadfastly. As soon as he saw that
yo
within her ; but she patiently went again
and again over yesterday's ground. Willy
cried. He ate very little breakfast He
stood at the window in a listless attitude
of discouraged misery, which she said cut
her to the heart. Once in a while he
would ask for some plaything which he did
not usually have. She gave him whatever
he asked for ; but he could not play. She
kept up an appearance of being busy with'
her sewing, but she was far more unhap
py than Willy.
Dinner was brought to them. Willy
said : " Mamma, this ain't a bit good din
ner." She replied : " Yes, it is, darling ; Just
as good as we ever have. It is only be
cause we are eating . it alone.' And poor
papa is sad, too, taking his all alone down
stairs." At this Willy burst out into an hysteri
cal fit of crying and sobbing.
" I shall never see my papa again in this
world."
Then his mother broke down, too, and
cried as hard as he did ; but she said ; "Oh I
yes, you will, dear. I think you will say
that letter before tea-time, and we will
have a nice evening downstairs together."
" I can't say it I try all the time, and
I can't say it ; and, if you keep mc here
till I die, I shan't ever say it"
The second night settled down dark and
gloomy, and Willy cried himself to sleep.
His mother was 111 from anxiety and con
finement; but she never faltered. She
told me she resolved that night that, if It
were necessary, she would stay In that
room with Willy a month. The next
morning she said to him, more seriously
than before : " Now, Willy, you are not
only a foolish little boy, you are unkind ;
Jou are making everybody unhappy,
amma is very sorry for you, but she 14
also very much displeased with you.
Mamma will stay here with you till you
say that letter, if It is for the rest of your
life ; but mamma will not talk with you
as she did yesterday. She tried all day
yesterday to help you, and you would not
help yourself; to-day you must dolt all
alone' ...
" Mamma, are you sure I shall ever say
it?" asked Willy.
"Yes, dear; perfectly sure. You will
tay it some day or other."
" Do you think I shall say it do-day ?"
" I can't telL You are not so strong a
little boy aa I thought I believed you
would say it yesterday. I am afraid you
have some hard work before you."
Willy begged her to go down and leave
him alone. Then he begged her to shut
him op in the closet, and "see if that
wouldn't make him good." ' Every few
minutes he would come and stand before
her, and say very earnestly: "Are you
sure I shall say it ?" ' 7
He looked very pale, almost as if he
had had a fit of illness. No wonder. It
was the battle of life fought at the age of
four.
It was late In the afternoon of this the
third day. Willy had been sitting in his
little chair, looking steadily at the floor,
for to long a time that his mother was al
most frightened. But she hesitated to
speak to him, for sho felt that the crisis
had come. Suddenly he sprang up, walk
ed toward her with all the deliberate firm ness
of a man in his whole bearing. Bha
says there was something In his face which
she has never seen since, and does not ex
pect' to see till he is thirty years old.
"Mammal" said he. ,
"Well, dear?" said his mother, trem
bling so she could hardly speak.
" Mamma," he repeated, in a loud, sharo
tone: "Gl Gl Gt Gl" . And then he
burst into a lit of crying, which she had
hard work to stay. It was over. .
Willy is now ten years old. from' that
day to this his mother has never had a
contest with him ; she has always been
able to leave all practical questions afieot
Ing his behavior to his own decision,
merely saying : " Willy, I think this or
that will be better." .
His self-control and gentleness are won
derful to see ; and the blending in his face
of childlike simplicity and purity with
manly strength is something which I have
never but once seen equaled.
For a few days he went about the house,
shouting " G I Gl Gt" at the top of his
voice, lie was heard asking playmates if
they could " ssy G," and "who showed
them how." For several yean ha used
often to allude to the (flair, saylLg: " Do
you remember, mamma, tta, areata
time when I wouldn't say G ?' He used
inevero "wouidnt " in sneaking or it
Once, when he was sick, he said . Mam-
ma, do you think I coald have said G any
sooner man 1 am r "
" I have never felt certain about that
Willy," she said. " What do vou think ?
1 imaa 1 coaia nave aiu it a re w min
utes sooner. I was navinir it to iniif as
long as that I " said Willy.
it was singular mat. eitnougu up to
that time he had never been able to pro
nounce the letter with any distinctness,
when he first made up his mind la this In
stance to say it, he enunciated it with per
fect clearness, and never again went back
to the old, imperfect pronunciation, '
Few mathers, perhaps, would be able to
give up two whole days to such a battle
as tills ; other duties would Interfere. But
the same principle could be carried out
witnotit tho mother's remaining herself by
the child's side all the time. Moreover,
not one child in a thousand would have
held out as Willy did. In all ordinary
cases a few hours would suffice. And,
after all, what would the sacrifice of even
two days bo, in comparison with the time
saved in years to come ? If there were no
stronger motive than one of policy, of de
sire to take the course easiest to them
selves, mothers might well resolve that
their first aim should be to educate their
children's wills and make them stronar, in
stead of to conquer and " break" them.
The Independen t. ' '
General Grant.
Special Dispatch to the Tribune.
CRESTLINE, Ohio, Nov. 6.
The train which left Chicago at eight
o'clock this morning, on the Fort Wayne
Koad, had attached to it a car containing
General Grant his family, Colonel Badeau,
and a few other gentlemen. The intelli
gence that the General was on the train
was telegraphed ahead to nearly every
station on the line, and the result was a
grand outpouring of the people to greet
him. No sooner had the train reached
Valparaiso than a crowd of several hun
dred, with enthusiastic shouts and cheers,
rushed to the car in which he was, and de
manded that he should show himself. He
accordingly stepped out on the rear plat
form ana shook hands with all who could
get up to him. They begged urgently for
a speech, for only one word, but he simp
ly thanked them for their greetimr.
1 At Plymouth, Bourbon and Warsaw
numbers of the people were at the depots,
and welcomed the future President most
warmly. Many of his old soldiers made
their appearance, and insisted that they
must see the veteran once more. The
ladies turned out in force, and were very
urgent in their demands for Mrs. Grant
At Columbia a band of music was In
readiness near the station, and struck up
" Hail Columbia '.' as the train came alone:
thereto. The people entreated for only a
woru, out tney were uname 10 move nun.
At Fort Wayne nearly a thousand peo
ple, mostly worklngmen, were assembled,
and were peculiarly vehement in their
cheers. Here the party took dinner, and
the moment the General left the hotel the
applause commenced, which' did not cease
until the train moved off. The mechanics
In the manufactories and workshops all
left their work and stood beside the track
as the train passed along. ; - " .
At Van Wert, in Ohio, the cannon of
the artillery company was brought out
and fired off. The crowd gathered, and a
couple of residents congratulated' the
General on hie-success. He merely re
plied by thanking them. At the town be
yond it there were even larger .crowds,
the excitement increasing as the day went
down. -
At Lima the entire town, high and low,
men and women, turned out The station
house and some of the stores were em
bellished with flags. The cheering popu
lace , was packed on both sides 01 the
track, and the train had for a time to pro
ceed very slowly in order not to run over
any of the dense throng. The appear
ance of the General at the window was
followed by the wildest cheers from all,
and every person present was unanimous
in expressions of regard.
The town of Forrest also turned out
unanimously, and by this time the inhab
itants of the lesser places at .which the
train did not stop had heard the news,
and stood waving hats and handkerchiefs
by the roadside.
At the next station the fever of the peo
ple reached a still higher pitch. They all
turned out, and by the light of hundreds
of torches and the music of a band, they
moved, arm-in-arm, laughing and shout
ing, past the rear car. Blaztnr bonfires
lit up the brilliant scene, and thousands of
people were wildly rejoicing.
The weather has been magnificent The
General has spent his time in talking,
smoking, doing nothing and showing him
self to the people, lie has manifested
much feeling at the unusual warmth, heart
iness and spontaneousncss of the wel
comes tendered him. . .
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7.
At Mansfield and Lucas, Ohio, and at
tho other towns between there and Pitta-
burgh, nothing was known of the move
ments of General Grant, and hence there
were none to welcome him. At Pitts-
Durgn, nowever. thouirh it w&a 9 n'Horlr
when the train reached there, a number of
1 an tiers were at me depot and greeted
their candidate with their peculiar cheer,
to which he did not respond. : On reach
ing Altoona, an enormous crowd was
found in front of the hotel, patiently wait
ing for the General Tbey kept very quiet
until he had breakfasted, and then broke
out into irrepresuible cheers, and escorted
him to his car. There as elsewhere he
could not to prevailed on to make a
spaech,but limply replied" W a lowtwoe
of voice, " Gentlemen,'" I ' thank you for
this demonstration." .
The crowd at Tyrone was nothing com
pared to the thousands who spontaneously
poured out at Huntingdon, lining the
streets and packing the way it the vicini
ty of the depot It was necessary for the
General to make his appearance and
shake hands with a few of the cheering
multitude. The loyal Pennsylvanians
asked for a speech, but were unable to
obtain it, and still kept on cheering until
the train disappeared. Nor were the citi
zens of Lewiston lacking in aimilar mani
festation of enthusiam, though the train,
now behind time, stopped only a moment
At Miiilin the workingmen, with their
hands hardened with labor, turned out In a
body.
Before the train reached Harrlsburg the
General received a dispatch from the Su
perintendent of the Northern Central
Road, asking whether ha should make ar
rangement for a quiet dinner at the hotel;
and stating that he would h14 the lown
train as long as his convenience required.
The offer was accepted, and, on arriving
at Harrisburg, General Grant and the
party were received by General Cameron
and taken to the Loehiel Honse, Whwe
they dined. The crowd assembled to wel
come the General was very Urge, though
but a very short notice ot hit 'Intended ar
rival had been given. Every effort had
been made by the General's friend to
create the impression that he had already
reached Washington, in -swdw that he
might be allowed to travel on undisturbed,
but the telegraph defeated their well
meant Plan, and tha new of bis coming
was flashed ahead from station to station!
After dinner the party drove slowly
back to the depot through increasing
crowds, and, accompanied by Hena
tor ' Cameron, took the 'train
for Baltimore. On the way to that city
there was but little of consequence, ex
cept at York, where quite a number turn
ed out The other side of Baltimore Gen
eral Van VUet and George Small met
arrangitmcnts for his paomge through the
city, and on arriving at the oucr depot
carriages were In readiness, which took
the party at once to Camden SUtion De
pot, where Mr. Garret had a irptolal train
prepared for him. This step was taken
In order to avoid the public reception and
speeches which the citizens of Baltimore
had intended to give General Grant but
he, wearied by travel and desirous of get
ting home as quickly as' possible, tele
graphed to General Vliet to arrange some
way to earane the reception. General Van
Vlletmade his arrangement aooordlneiy,
and they were perfectly success ful. The
train reached here by &20 o'clock, all be
ing well, except that Geneva Grant's
hand n a little swollen and the skin rub
bed off one of his knuckles a token of
the violent affection of some Ohio ttepub
llcan. " ' . -
At WahlB-,toti, owing to the unexpect
ed arrival, and the discouragement the
idea received, there was no public demon
stration. The party gt Into carriages and
arove rapiaiv some, reeling: mucn potter
than Is usually the case atter Mich a long
Journey with a newly-clcctcd President
VARIOUS ITEMS.
A Joi.lt Jo Jo Cose.
Sitka has 1,000 inhabitants. . '.
Bostok Is worth $443,570,700.
BonxatiA has 200,000 Protestants.
Gborqk Pkadodt has given away ffl,
133,000. A Washington drayman speaks seven
languages.
England had to support 013,084 paupers
In July last
Trb Bank of France contains 1.300.000.-
000 franc.
A single ostrich yields $100 worth of
feathers annually.
California has yielded 170,000,000 in
gold and silver In ten years. c
A New Britain (Ct), applo tree has
blossomed thrice this year: - . 1
"Bridal presents to let" heads an ad
vertisement in a London paper,.
The Princess Murat has been' sued for
the price of her wedding jewels,
Y'rank Pierce was carried to the polls
at Concord, being unable to walk. 1 1
Jat Cooke Is President of a new Evan
gelical Association in New York.
One definition of a "corn dodger" is a
man who refuses whisky.
It is not true that the practice of ho
moeopathy has been interdicted in Russia.
A man proves himself fit - to go higher
who shows that he is faithful where he is.
A few davs since a letter appeared
directed to" Portland, Younlghtod Staits.'
"Without counting Alaska, the United
States has 1,500,000,000 acres of public
lands. . ... ' )
Tub editor of Harper' XoiUKjf re
ceives, weekly, an average of three stolen
articles. . . " - .
- The DODulation of San Antonia. Texaa.
is 30,006, principally German- and Mexi
cans. .... ....
-Quebec has a seminary, old -enough
to ceteDrate its two nunaredtn annlver
wry. - " - -: " ;
;A $3,000,000 Catholic : cathedral is
being built in Canton and another in
l'ekin. :-.',- ,
A New York paper says hundreds of
snobs in that city lire wholly on borrowed
money.
A reformed drunkard, recently sent
$100 and a grateful letter to his Hartford
reclaimer.
In 1867 Holland's population was 3,5!):),'
416 souls. The women outnumbered the
men 27,002. J-,
Maine's" DODulation Is 700.000': Port
land and Bangor are the only towns that
exceea m,uw.
Chautauque lake, in New York, is said
to be the highest navigable water in the
United State.
In Southern Utah the Mormons are dry
Ing many grapes for raisins. Fig trees are
growing nneiy.
Solomon advises the slueeard to tro to
the ant but the shiftless of the present day
go 10 weir uncie.
Norweoian children are required to at
tend school from the age of eight until
confirmation.
New York has an anti-tobacco club,
which meets once a week (or the purpose
of not smoking,
It is estimated that one-half of the
twenty-five and fifty cent currency In cir
culation is counterfeit
The smiles which we assume when we
go into public are often more wanted at
home than abroad. ; , .
No less than 1.000 women of St Peters
burg find it profitable to tell the fortunes
01 me nigner circles.
The bursting or a boiler In the kitchen
of a London hotel demolished the furni
ture and annihilated six of the scullions
- October, in Minnesota, was. on the av
erage, four-degrees colder this year than
any previous year lor me last twelve.
' A stone coffin, weighing two tons, and
containing the ashes of a Homan chief and
his wife, ha been unearthed at Stamford
xiugiauu.
A W ashing TstKiAK, In his song, says t
When a toddi ladj elgni the pledge,
lte Jutt aa good at two.
For when her aweetfaeart Bnda It ont,
ile'a got to aign It too.
Wnv do soldiers usually sleep longer
m camp vnan wnen on tne marcl ? lie
cause their sleep is more in tents (intense).
The largest cattle, owpers. in- Texas are
Kin Jo., of Corpus Clirintl. Their
stock and herds number 80,000.
, iloLTOKi, Mass., is becoming notorious
for casualties and crimes. Biucejune, 13
live have been lost by accident or vio
lence.:.' - , . .. .
' Ebra Robrkook, now living at Prince
ton, Wis., built the first steam saw-mill an
the United Btates, in Oneida county, 5.
Y., over 80 year ago. ;
Apples sell in China for $3 a dozen,
gold. They are sent from the States
packed In ice, and thus entirely preserve
their freshness.
Guppt, whose wife has ." the bend,','
complain that It makes her quarrelsome!
She get her back up every time she goes
out .... , .
The Atta California, a newspaper pub
lished In San Francisco, keens lu own law
yer, and has on an average one libel suit
a wet.- r. - ... . r f
A' t a In' Coventry, Vt, recently pre
sented a bill of $36 against a school dis
trict for water that the scholars had drank
fromL&welkt ' 110
'Two British soldiers had their fbare
backs lashed each twenty fire tiAifca. in
utiawa. uni. recently. ior lniorminir m
h. Pll- r.,r. ..!. "
sev wmww vaaa. aiiamnf (Mil vutWJ
' Vast quantities ol liquorice are broeght
to New York city from Spain, to be
ground up and mixed with chewing to
bacco. It is taken to Connecticut to be
ground. -"..
A Mrs. Atkiksom. of North am Dion.
Mae., died from starvation on the road
side, the other day, leaving in her house
see in sola coin, and 1 116.08 In silver
aq ptua,
aqpu, , r, ' tf -yl " 1
1 A 'justice in Buffalo recently decided
that umbrellas are property, and sentenced
a man to the penitentiary for thirty (lays
for stealing one of those useful artickf '
-"Do tou not think Mr. W. a yeryjigly
t" inquired a youne lady or her
companion. " Well, I don't know," was
the reply, u he has a very fine figure. He
jo-aid be beautiful if Mi lmi vtn cf ,'
It' h slated1 in
M il-tint an
.V.ipctn'n
that roast donkey I one of the -meet drit.
Clou of meMs. It g tlsNf latp1v In
Lyons sausage, which arc rstccmed the
best in tho world. ' -.1 ' . .1
Picon, often wonder at the nwitt
natural thing in the world. "I say,
nif-lic " a.l.t rti.ilin Inl..
ytni - look; eolx-v this mniil!i And
for a very obvious reason," said Dlgby ;
r I am sober.? ; t i- v. 1. n 1 ) I
"Is this what ladies wear around their
waists?" asked a country youth of a
friend .who was a clerk in adrv ooda
SJore.- "Of cof-set- Is." Mtrmed the
counter Jumper, with a mischievous wink.
In graillrg the Knox & Lincoln Rail
road, In Thomaston, Me., a skeleton was
exhumed, supposed to be that of a man
who was executed as '4 fpy by order of
Gen. Wadsworth, in 1780.
A. WniTsnKAD, aeed 20 Tcara, has been
sentenced, at New York, to state's prison
for three years, for marrying two young
ladies. He anpears to havo engaged him
self to two others. ',.' I l 1
Duplet Hall, of Med ford, Mass., 88
years old, went to the polls on tho 3d, re
marking, as ho deposited his ballot , " This
is tho laat tlmo 1 shall ever vote"' Ho re
turned home and tiled in an hour.
1 hot (a. v.j lasnionable clrclos are
greatly excited over the elopement of a
wealthy merchant's daughter with a young
oarDcr. - 1 ne mercnani says no would
give $10,000 could he untie tho nuptial
snot. .
' Impurk thoughts art the scat ol sin. If
dropped into tne soil of the mind and
heart, they should bo cast ont Immediate
ly ; otherwise they will germinate, spring
up, and bear the fruit of sinful words and
acta. fc ve;--'-' F's
A PRoFKSsowof Williams College (West
Mass.,) while endeavoring to suppress a
recent noisy hubbub among the students,
war completely drench tid wlth .a, bucket
of-water thrown upon liim-fronvaoappcr
window.
A wealthy bachelor citizen of Provl-denoe.who-died
a few days apo, bequeathed
his $250,000 fortune to a female clairvoy
anta spiritualistic physician In whose
house he died but the numerous brothers
and nephews contest the will.
, Booth, the fragediaiuhafl abwkeniiose.
A lady once remarked to him, " I like your
actinf. Mr.1 Boothbut to be frank with
you, I can't got over your nose." "No
wonder, madam," replied the tragedian,
" the bridge is gone,"
General Sheridan tells some tall buf
falo stories. He says that he saw, a few
weeks ago, a herd of buffaloes ninety-five
miles long, twebty-flve miles wide, which
must have contained three hundred thou
sand buffaloes.
When Rothschild heard that the head of
the Agnade family was dead, " How much
ddes he leave,? he asked, " Twerlty mil
lions." " You mean eighty." ' No,
twenty.", f" Dear me!.. I thought he was
in easy circumstances," remarked tho
modern Croesus,
A man In Westvlllo, Conn, discovered
a foundling on his door-step and took It
in. Two days afterward tho parent of the
-walft.in tat fit at remorse, claimed it ; but
the hospitable entertainer refused to part
tt H.I..U 1 . t 1 .,
mini 1 uumsB 110 wB paiu flUV.
In a late speech to the. worklngmen of
uirmingnam, jar. vcrnon iiarcourt allud.-
ea to tne growing mtluonce of the labor.
injjt classes in politics, and said it was his
Deuer mat bad it not been for the dis
tinctly pronouncod opinion of the wor-
ing ci&sacs,. Jinjjiana wo.uiq hare be.c,n en
iJtagoa In .war loner before this tlmo. 1
i SLjLAnt being askci -for aWlpfe for
whooping-eougB, for little" tirin oationts.
fcopied by tutstake souietbing teferring to
the pjjjTtfio IX' onlonsj whic.t said L " If
not too young, skin them pretty closely ;
immerse in seaming water; sprinkle
plentifully with salt ; and leave them for
H week m strong brlne.J
HriorjY'fifty 'prlvale telegraphs aro In
nee in. Mew York, and thonussber Is be
ing rapidly increased. The' expense is
about $500 for each machine, with wires
ready for work, and counting-rooms and
offices are thus placed .in Instant com
munication with docks and manufactories
In different parts of the city.
A Paiunian statistician computes that
as the birth since the creation of the
world have been 60,627,843,27a,075,221
souls, and that there are in the world only
8,01)5,000 square leagues of flat surface, that
only one-filth of a square foot of land is
allotted to each inhabitant for burial pur
poses. For a great many years the Russians
have made use of the expansive proper
ties of freezing water in quarrying opera
tions. In summer they drill crevices in
the marble and fill them with water, , The
cold of winter causes the water to act as a
wedge, and enormous manses of marble
are thus detached with the smallest ex
penditure of manual labor.
The frontier Index of the 30th ult.
wafr issued at Rear UWev 'City,- aboat 83
miles east of Salt Lake. The editor
speaks of the new city with the utmost
enthusiasm, and says 5,000 persons already
ootain ineir maus irom me uear ltlrer
City post office. Houses and street are
built pp by magic, and, evsnr brarjeh of
business is represented, wholesale and re
tail. A Mr. MeUruun, of Nottingham, En
gland, has adopted an ingenious plan for
killing two birds wite one stone. This
gentleman had the misfortune tcioee his
eldest Bpn;rnnd I in announcing the tact to
his frionds through the newspapers, fn the
usual way, ho adus that he himself is "one
of the candidates for tho representation
of Nottingham.-" li
A countrt doctor being out for a day's
hooting, took his errand boy to curry the
gme bag: Entering a flelQ ef turnip,
the dog pointed ; and the boy overjoyed
at the prospect of his master's success, ex
claimed, " there's a covey ; if you get near
'em, won't you physio 'em ?" " Physic
-them!-yon-young rascal, whtd'. you
mean r said the doctor. Why, kill 'cm
Jo be ure,'; replied the Ja4.i g K j
The other day In Schenectady an old
lady with two bandboxes in her arm came
to the track of the Central and inquired at
what time the next train was due. On
being informed that it would pas through
the city in half an hour, she quietly
dumped her bandboxes on the pavement
and squatted, remarking thai she. didn't
want to be run ovef,,an$ bppV cpuidn't
be too keerfuL' "
Mr Bot.
A lock of rolden hair.
. - Tud trtth a allkea thread ;
. . j A ll ahoalet lying there :
A tnow-whlte curtained bed;
A little broken toy ; .
A Book an eouea ana torn;
A J3nt velvet cap mj boy
nam otieu, oiien worn
.w n '"S1 . 1 1
-'in beeuieineitiaerwui.-.i J .ic
Bia joyoua laughter aonuda no mere ;
mi inue overt 1 BUU.
An oilcloth should never be scrubbed
with i brush, but. MVr beioir' fiifet swept.
should be cleaned by washing with a soft
flannel and lukewarm or cold water. On
no account use soap or water that is hot
a either would have a bad effect on! the
paint When the oilcloth is dry, rub it
well with a small portion of beeswax, soft
ened with a minute quantity of turpen
tine, using for this purpose a soft furni
ture polishing brush. Oilcloth cared tor
In this way -will last twW as long as with
rdiuary treatment- ,
The Pcumulixiuia 7-W syi : "Tan
Little Cokporal," published in Chica
go, III., is the most entertaining publica
tion for the young that we have e?er ex
iminrd, y cannot m how It poulbly
rnbVfi a fupprloa ,r If It topta have.
how the young folks could possibly wish
The Little Corporal has Just been
enlarred and Improved, and Is now pub
lished In magazine form. It claims to have
now a larger circulation than any ovher
Juvenile magazine In the world. Its Im
mense circulation enables the Publisher
Alfred L. Sewell, to furnish this first class,
original magazine at only one dollar a
year, and give beautiful premiums for
clubs. All who subscribe now for 18(19,
receive the November and December
Numbers of 1868 free,
There Is In Rraill a very common pol.
onons snake, the Surucucu, respecting
which the inhabitant relate the following
fact : , They say that such is the antipathy
Of this reptile to fire, that when (Ires are
made In the clearing away of woods, they
rush Into It scattering It with their tails
till it Is extinguished, even becoming hall
roasted in the attempt; and that when an
Individual is passing at night with a torch,
they pass and repas him, lashing him
with their tails till he drops it, and the
snake is immediately found closely eolloj
round the extinguished torch. The great
est enemy of this snake la an lmmonse
lizard, five and six feet long ; It ls said that
when the snake succeeda In flm-tlna
bite, the lizard rushes Into ho wood, eats
some herb, and returns to the conflict,
which almost invariably terminates in Its
laror.
A nRIDAL party from Galveston were
passing the draw in the railroad bridge on
the route to Houston, when the fair bride ,
leaned out of the window to catoh a fare
well gli nee of the Island City. Her af
fectionate , and newly made husband,
trembling with anxiety for her safety,
tenderly encircled her slender waist with
hia . coat sleeve, and softly whispered,
"Pray take care of yourself don t fall
ovorboard, darling I" Scarcely were the
words out of his mouth ere the blushing
young beauty nttered a faint but audible
scream, and sinking back into the
cushioned seat, pressed hor embroidered
handkerchief to her face, ' Toor darling
is frightone'l," said the loving Bonedict
sympathetically. But "poor darling"
bowed her head, and wonld. not be con
soled. To tell the truth she had lost a set
of new teeth. 1
How General Grant Received the News
of His Election.
A special to a Nevr York exchange from
Galena says t -
" After depositing his vote for Congres
sional and State candidates, General Grant
went to the house of E. B. Washburnovvhere
arrangements had been made to receive
tho telegraphic returns. The first report
was. from Jt G. Blaine--' Maine pledged
thirty thousand majority, and she has
kept her faith.' The next announcement
was received from Wm. E. Chandler, that
New Hampshire had gone Republican by
at least five thousand majority. Boon re
ports came in thick and fast from all parts
of the Country, but a yet they are varying.
Many of the friends of General Grant
came in, anxious to hear the new. Much
sport was made by the General, who had
written out an estimate of the majorities
for either candidates in the different States
BevcraUayshofpre., Thr b allowed no
one to sea except as each. State was com
pwred with -his estimate; and ;ln nearly
every 'case he proved A prophet' The
two States first named gave exactly the
majorities he had predictedand the Pres
idential, -candidate seemed, ranch -tnnrM
pleased at his political Sagacity than at hi
success, .Indeed, during the evening he
mamicaiea noitner anxiety nor elation,
while every pnq else , was excited. as the
returns came in. The ' inevitable cigar '
was as lnaispensaoie as ever, and tne
calm which he had displayed at Vicks
burg and at Appomattox was as conspic
uous as if he had still been at the hoad of
a million soldiers. '.;
" Galena, which had almost always been
strongly Democratic, and had given Mo
Clellan a majority of 120 in 1804, was an
nounced as having gone for Grant by a
majority of nine, at the very moment
when dispatches came in proclaiming a
Republican gain in Seymour's own Deer
field. When Connecticut was certain for
the Union, the whole room, Grant only
excepted, applauded, boTiwon the General
was doomed to a disappointment He
had calculated on 63,000 majority in Mas
sachusetts, but the old Bay State was an
nounced as giving him 75,000 majority,
and he acknowledged the error in hia cal
culations. As the evening wore away,
the success of the Republican in Pennsyl
vania, Ohio and Indiana became sure.
Messages from Grow and Colfax declared
that all doubt about these States was past
Every New England State, wa now cer
tain: ' -l -
" Michigan and California came Into line,
the Pacific coast responding to the Atlan
tio and. the lakes, and West Virginia, with
an unexpected ' large majority, took her
place, while Nevada and Nebraska peached
across the Rocky Mountains, hailing the
AUegnanle. lianda ot music saluted the
victor from the streets ; fireworks Illumi
nated the neighborhood, awl cannon an
nounced the peaceful victory of Grant
But Grant was still as calm and impertur
bable as ever. Ills adherents were elated,
but hia equanimity was undisturbed j At
length word was brought that North Car
olina was loyal once more, the first South
ern State that had voted since I860. The
room was crowded with Congressmen,
Judges, town and county politicians, army
officer, reporters, all apparently more
pager than the man on whose account they
were gathered. 4 J H J i i 1.'. 1 i
" While they compared the returns, and
lingered to receive more, a dispatch arrived
from Petroleum V. Nasby, who forwarded
his resignation as postmaster, ' and an
nounced that he had gone Into the grocery
business. ' After this the torrent of new
and congratulations was incessant. Inter
rupted only by the" comments of the little
party, but more than the requisite number
of electoral votes was now secure, and by
degrees the citizens dropped away, and a
little after midnight the President elect of
the United State retired from the scene
of his latest triumph as modestly aa he had
left the little house at Appomattox, where
tour yean ago be received the previous
surrender of the enemies of hi country."
tW The best relative tain and the best
fight in New England have been made in
Connecticut, where Grant' majority will
bi at least 8.500: a train of more than
5,000 since last spring. This will secure
the State against the Democrat ' next
April, and does great credit to the Repub
licans there. No State ha it Democrat
better disciplined than Connecticut, and
It 1 po Joke to beat them there, but Haw
ley and Jewell and their friend have done
it aanasomejy., . , , ,
. izr'" TBden, this ls terrible i'V
Two more anfortaiiatee,
Itaahly Importunate. 4
.., ; . 'i UocatotnairdaaUitY j,,,;
Take tha a tenderly,
' Lift than with care.
Handle them gli'Kerly,
. ; Seymour aud lilalr I ,
taTGen. Howard tell a good story oi
a planter, who assembled all hi band in
the spring, and told them that they must
vote for the Democrats, or he would not
employ them., The darkies waited until
the cotton was whitening and then called
on him and told, him he must give hi
word to vote the Radical ticket, or they
would leave in a body, And he did. It
X3T Iloratlo Seymour has returned to
his farm at Deerfield. Squibb suggest
that Horatio Las found. pvllMc1 dr
f.e)d, Jpde? d, ' 1
of His Election. NASBY.
(From the Toledo Blade.)
THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION—THE NEWS
REACHES KENTUCKY—THE X ROADS IN.
MOURNING.
Poar Orrta, CoNrannn X Road, i
. (Wlch la In the Htate nv Kontuvk,) V
. , Novrailwr t. lt&
Bad news travels fast We licv heevd
from ennu" of the States to know that the
butcher Grant he wich wunst afore stood
In tho way of the Coul'ixiraov hes been
eloctod President and that 8-vmour and
mare, onr gaiiorions standard-bearers, nev
oeon tiflcatea lirTiomminusly.
1 ni ends it I this finishes It I There Is
no more hope for Democrlsy. Our star Is
sot in Bloom Never shall I fortrit the
ghastly appearance nv Deacon Pngram's
ace, as the ratal nooze was told htm. A
single tear rolled from his left eve. down
his furrowed cheek it glittered tor a brief
moment on the tip uv his brilliant nose.
and plunircd off Into specel How like
our hopes! Never a word scd he, but
sadly beckoned me to roller. Sadly he
walked to the square, mournfully he pulled
down tho ConfWlrit flag which hez waved
from the polo in front nf Raenm'. ten
derly he folded it. and placed it under the
barl nv whisky In tho bar. " Thar let it
rest" gasped he In a husky tone, " It will
never kiss the breezes no more." And
ovcrcomo with emoahun, tho good old man
oustca into a noon, uv tears .wicri. saved
hislifu The drain uv moisture from his
system made it necessary for him to take
suthin to fill its place, antlthat suthia wuz
Streflgthnln. ,To savo hint I. tpfk. suthin
strengthnln too.
Aud lien . llullcr is elected. That ex-
cellent' conservative Richard 11. Dana,
who has forgotten that rulUud shirts went
Out ttv date 20 veers ago, and who still
reads tho AuAiir Intelligencer sposlrt it to
oe a uuig paper, is actuated, and uuuer,
who wunst hung a Dumokrat in Noo Or
leans and who wood do that same every
morula to give him an appetite, is fastened
onto this here wuntt happy but now dis
tractid country for two yturs more. Gra
shus Ucvins 1 send the yallcf fever to the
vjornors now, and Iluiali us up to wunst
I won't say a word cz. to the causes uv
tills most tcrriblo defeat Seymoro wood
flake ipeochos, wlrli be aluiz. bin.fatle to
'residenshul aspirants, and Blare wood
write terrible letters, wlch isjustezbad.
Besides, Blare fairly represents us. wich
flrev off h tlio decent peopld.lahd Sey
moro 'ruthlessly prides hiwielf on twin a
gentleman, wich chilled the ardor of our
own party. The -nominashens were un
forchnit, but I don't reproach 'era. It's
fate.' 1 ' .
I sigh, Deckin Pogram sighs, and the
rest uv.our c'rklo wood -sigh, only they
heyh'JiTctunied from Injoany, wher they
hcv gone to vote in the interest uv the
Constltooshen, and to aid In tho mainten
ance of the laws.'' . 4
Sigh I I hey reason' to sluh: ' T"of Pol
lock will git the Post Oflls after all. Tho
his hands aro contaminated by bcin taken
into the hands uv niggers his hands wich
handles kaliker and draws molasses, andis
consckently degraded by earnin his own
livin his hands will pass out to Deekln
Pogram the paper wich the Corners takea)!
The Dcekin, cz he thought uv this, bust
Into toers ngin. " I shell stop that paper,"
said he, " aud the'COrners shel never agin
go for a letter -nor will I ever hey one
written for me to any body. When a
Ablishn face Is at the general delivery I
shall atop paternizin the Post Otfis 1" '
' Will tliu ncw Admlnistrashun deprive a
whole community uv a paper merely tq
give one uv It supporters a posishua t We
snau see. , ,
But, I cood endoor the loss uv my posl
shen for prinsiple I kin look rnarterdom
squarely In the lace but I seo other and
more terrible results followin this catas
trophe., , . "
Wat uv the niggers 1 Wat uv us t We
shel hay niggers votin at tho Corners
We shel huv, at , Out poles, 'ajT iuv the
black cusses who live between here and
Garrettalown, a votin ez rcgler ez though
they wuz white mcni. We shel hev
em detllm. the, sakred . , ballot Uox ez
tho they wuz not uv a cussid race. I see
dark lines afore our poor State. Tbey
will ncreaner hold the land wir.h tney hev
bought, and wich they live on, by a fihure
tenure, and they will Increase and; multi
ply. . Pollock will buy thcr prodoose and
they will work and get money. This
money they will lend to us for we jnust
hev it to sustain life and they will - take
mortgages onto our land. (When J say
our, I mean Deckin Pogram and sicb.)
Ez we never work ourselves, and will not
hoy, undor the present arrangement the
means of compellln the labor nocessary to
oux-snpport, we Kin never pay; and tne
result will be, this beautiful land uv ourn
wich we so deerly love, will pass out cv
the hands uv the stronger and better race
into the control uv a weaker and less pow
erful people. .
The ucuken was rcmarain suthin to this
effect, when Joe Blgler remarkt In reply,
that tho Deckin bed better throw himself
0BW the sympathy uy his son. ,
" Why, they can l work any more than
I kin," scd tho Deckin.
' I don't mean your - whlto sobs V sed
this horrible Biglvr. " Tluy ain't uv no
akkount . But in the nigger settlement at
Garrettatown yoo hcv more than twenty
who wood " ' '.''-
f The poor Deekln rushed - out uv. the
room, while Biglur laft his most- feendith
laft '........
The people will be deprived uv ther
Innocent amooacmcnts. This Grant will
sens' on 'armed hireling, eluthed 4n oju
bloo,with muskets and sich, who will pre
vent our shootlu niggers, and who will
pcrtect on thcr farms and In ther shop
the ojus Northcners who have settled in
our midst. We shall see the glorious
Southern system decline stidilyand shoor-ly.-"
The whippin ptte will rot and the
stox will decay the yelp uv dorgs will no
more be hoerd, and the cheerful crack uy
the pistol and the shrecck uv the man wat
has got his gruel will no'more be hoerd In
all the land. Bascom.after he hez the few
farms Hill nnmortguged in the vistnitty,
will close, and go to Looisville and em
bark into a wholesale grosery trade and
Jine the church, and give liberally to Sun-
aysltoois ; hW grosery will lall Into utkay
and the sine will hang by one hinge; 1 We
shell see churches and skool-houMsjfao-trys
and villages everywhere. The Pog
ram place uv 2,000 akers will be divided
up into twenty farms, and onto them
farms ' will ' be the bustlin Noo
Yorker, the cool, calculatln Yankee, the
stlddy, hard-workin German who will
display his grovelin nacber by workin
himself in s tid uv lorcln niggers to do it
for him. We shel be run over with skool
marms, deluged with academies, plastered
over with noosepapers, stunned with ma
chinery, drove crazy by the whirr, crash
and clash uv mowia machine and reap
ers. And ther will be cheese made at the
Corners. Pennlbacker'a distillery will be
turned into a cheese-factry, and ' weak
whey wilk rrui twhe awr the genrous
high-wines flash along the troughs. Ther
will be no TeclifVln at the Corners the
hog pens will be abolished and in ther
sled will be skool-hnuses. And metfcinks
I see in my mlnds'-eye, - Uorasho, the
sperlt, the ghost uv the departid Pograai,
(tor he wont survive it long), a ho vert o
over the scene, ez Hamlick s rather did.
The blessed shade will look in vain for his
house on the spot wher li stood will be
an academy. He will turn to Basoom's,
but ther he will find a deestrlct skule.
"To I'ennibacker's I " he will gasp in a
sperit whisper, and with a sperit-eoal
smack uy hissperitocul lips we will hover
oyer it, but the siluH uy cheese in the
place uv the strtuglhnin odors in wlch
he delltes, will stud a iplrltool shudder
thro Mm, A gotl v tw wW run dnwa
: 1 1
hU splritool nose, linger for a'minnlt at
the tip like a dew drop on the rose, and
fall f Then will the dWtlsfled ghost ' de
mand to be taken back to purgatory,
place leas Irvln to his nerves. . i ' (
JJetkin I'ogram hez only prucnea up
wunst. A thot flashed over hi" mind wicn
gsve him comfort for a minit 4In'tther
a Booth for Grant ez ther wuz for Linkin T
akt ha .
Ah!" set I. In alarm, "wood yotl kill
Grant to hev Colfax in his placet We
mite kill Colfax, say you. Alarsl sposn
they'd elect Sumner President of the Sen-
it Kill Sumner f Good Lord, no! Tbe'd
thon elect Butler Specker the noose,
and he can't be killed. No t no 1 We bed
better bear the Tils we hey than fly to them
we know not uv." Its gone. AU is op with
me and us. I shel stay in Kentucky for
the nrceent tho wat may bsoome of me
tne liora oniy Knows.
PETROLEUM V. NASBY, P. M.
(wich is Postmaster.)
The Next House of Representatives.
f
The Chicago Timet gives wh!- purport
to be the composition of the next Con-
frcts, viz. : Scnato, 57 Republicans to 11
rmoerat; Houso, thus far elected, 127
Republicans to 85 Democrat. The com
position of the Senate is correctly stated,
nut that of the House is quite erroneous.
For Instance, it sets down North Carolina
as having four Democrat to three Repub
licans, when In point of fact the delegation
stands fir Republicans to tiro Democrat.
In the Twenty-first District of Pennsyl
vania a part of the judges certified to the
election of Covodo, ano a part to the elec
tion of Foster, and we have little doubt
that the former will get tho seat It
Is not yet certain that two Democrat are
elected in South Carolina. The election
in Louisiana was a farce and a r.ud, the
result of coercion and terror, and will un
doubtedly be treated as a nullity ; the five
rebels who claim to bo elected will be sent
back to try It over again, when rovolvcrs,
bow ie knives, rifles, hemp rope and torches
will not play so prominent a part in ex
cluding Republican vote from the ballot
box. The Tennessee delegation will stand
eight Republicans to one Democrat and
not seven to two, aa stated by the Timet.
Wo are not certain that Barnes (Republi
can) is defeated In tho Eighth Kentucky
District. The Jmet claims tlve .Demo
crats elected in Missouri, whereas the re
turns show but three ; and In the Savan
nah District of Georgia, we have no Idea
that the Democrat elected there by force
of arms will be allowed to take his seat.
On the day of election the Ku-Klux-Klan,
finding that the Republican candidate wa
leading, made a murderous assanlt on the
unarmed Republicans at the polls waiting
their turn to vote, fired a volley of a hun
dred shots into them, dispersed and drove
them away, and then managed matter
to suit themselves. A Congressman elect
ed by such means may as well stay at
home, as he will never get mileage or pay
out of the National Treasury, or a seat in
tne House oi representatives.
Wo have thus shown that seven of tho
districts claimed by the Democrats have
elected Republicans, and air others five
in Louisiana and one in Georgia are
bogus and will not get scats. Makingtheso
correction, the House stands lb4 jttcpub
lican to 73 Democrats.
Alabama and Florida have not: yet
elected members of Congress. Virginia,
Mississippi and Texas have not been re
constructed, but, we presume, will be be
fore the new Congress is convened.
When these States have elected Congress
men and Louisiana has votod again, we
estimate that the Republicans will elect
two in Mlsslsaippl, one or two in Texas,
four In Virginia, three in Louisiana, three
In Alabama and one In Florida. Total,
fourteen Republicans to sixteen Demo
crats, making the complete uouse stand :
148 . Republicans to 88 Democrats. In
this calculation we have made no allow
ance for the two contested seats In Phila
delphia or of the Eleventh District of
New York, contested by General Van
Wyck. The Republicans will not have a
two-thirds majority In the House, nor will
they need it ; nor is It desirable, on the
whole, that they should have It ' But
they will not permit their opponents to
profit by fraud or terrorism at the polls.
Chicago Tribune, 10th.
e e e . ,
The Siede, of Paris,-publishes an arti
cle very interesting to sportsmen, and
states that with a little care many acci
dents could be avoided. Out of 100 case
of a double-barreled gun bursting, ninety
five can he traced to defects In the left
barrel. The reason is simply that the
right I most frequently used and re
loaded, perhaps ten times to the left one
being discharged once. Every time the
right barrel is discharged the gunpowder
in tho left is pulverized more or less by
the shock, which, therefore, leaves a
space between the charge and the wadding
by settling. Naturally when the left
barrel Is discharged it frequently explodes.
These accidents can be avoided by sending
the ramrod homo with one or two smart
blows Into the non-discharged barrel every
time the other is reloaded.
The Iowa City Republican says : " Close
Brothers recently received at their mill a
lot of buckwheat to grind; On turning it
out of the sacks a bag of golu and silver
coin was discovered In one of them, which,
on examination, proved to be f 370 in
amount One night soon after it was left,
the owner of the buckwheat called one of
the millers from his bed to Inouire after
his " hidden treasure," and received It safe
and sound, returning to the honest miller
a 10 gold piece. It appears that he had
this buckwheat on hand some four years,
and about that time made it the place of
deposit of his money, but forgot all about
It when he took his grist to mill We
think there are few farmers ' or any other
men' who have money so plenty as to
forget such a deposit ,
Atlantic Monthly. The December
number of the Atlantic Monthly contains, Onr
Palntura, by John JMeal ; Autumnal a poem ; Ca.
leb'a Lark, by Mrs. Jane Q. Austin; The Face la
the Ulaee part 4 1 Hooker, by K. P. Whipple;
Co-operative Ilonaekeupln second paper; A
Watch In the Night a poem, by Algernon Charles
Swinburne ; A Pay at a Conanlate, by O. M. Spen
cer; A Onthic Capital, by Theodore Bacon: Onr
Parle letter; The Flretand the Leat, by Kdward
K. Kale; lteviewsand Literary Notices. In tbelr
proeyectae for 1HI9, the publlhere of the AUuntic
announce that they will apare no pains or4penee
to render the future volnmea of their magazine
even more valuable and attractive than any yet
publiehod. Fisi.ds, OaoooD Jfc Co., m Tramont
atreet, lioeton, Mara., at f 100 per year; two cop
pice 7.0U; five, f 10.00; ten. f 30.00.
OvbYounq Folks for December con-
ulna: Odd and Eon with an Initial aud an Ulai
traaon; Cooale Coo with Ulnatratlon; The Pic
ture Story with full pa Illustration i Wnen I
waa Little Girl pert two, with Illustration; The
Children of the Year ; What the Froat Glanta did
to Nannie's Kua; Pnss; KunninglAway with
Ulnatratlon ; A Boy Klng'a Chrlatmae with lllut
tratlon; A Few Plctnrea five Ulnetratlona ; static
Hondo Mlgnon with Ulnatratlon; Bound tha
Evening Lamp two Uluatrationa ; Onr Letter
Box with Ulnatratlon. Tha Story of s Bad Boy,
by T. B. Aid rich, forming tha narrative of a boy's
Ufa and experiences In an ancient New England
seaport, will be tha leading Berlel Story In Ova
Yoorfa Folks for 186U Published by FiSLsa,
Oaooon A Co., Boaton, Maes., f'J.nA per year ;
three eoplea, $5.00; Ave, (a.00; ton, 115.00; twen
ty, (30-00, with extra copy.
X3T True to hU habit of running be
hind the ticket, Mr. Seymour run behind
in hi own county of Oneida ; and what
is worse for him, Oneida gives a Republi
can majority increased over former years.
Mr. Llnooln had a majority of 1,183 and
Grant ha 1,841 Last year do Republi
can, majority wa only 603.
mtym '
' tST The Louisville Courier calls upon
the Cleveland I'iixindealtr to explain what
ha bocome of that H tremendous Israelite
vote in Ohio and other Butes, that was to
be cast for Seymour and biair." i
I., . i
ty Democratic soliloquy :
We bad a llule party once, -.
' In which we took eonue pride;
- But ah I It triad to cerrv Blair,
Aud doublnd up and died.
Dr. James, the superintendent of the
mint at Charlotte, thinks the gold mines
of North Carolina are now yielding about
SOO,000 annually. .
W" Granby. Massachusutis, 1 the ban
ner town. It give Grant nu Coltax 17 (
Seymour and l!r, 0.

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