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VOLUME II.
FLORENCE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA. TERRITORY, SATURDAY, NOV. 18, 1882.
NUMBER 341
' ST:W "FIEAI!
NEW GOODS!
NEW
Joo. Colling;wood & Co.,
Galls particular attention
ctook of
for Mlnert, Propctor, Farmers, TeamsHrt, FamHioe, and Indeed
Everybody.
2D3iaiI-A-lJ"a-S3 330xra
MAJJST STEEET.
CHAS. EAPP, Proprietor.
1PP SETS BEFORE HIS CUSTOMERS THAT THAT WILL GIVE THEM
SATISFACTION. PLAIN AND MIXED DRINKS IN EVERY STYLE.
n. .4-l.-fW ttnjln7 la buainesa I hop
fm j.1 j ...... J o .
patronage wnich I have raoeived in the
Ufaction to til gentlemen who may
Elegant Club and
IN CONNECTION
JIK KEEPS HI8 BAR SUPPLIED WITH THE B7ST
Best Brands s Liquors i Cigars
W. E. STEVENS,
DB ALE
toves, Ranges, Hardware,
Pumgs mn Tinware
MANUFACTURER OF
tot Iron M Copper Ware, Gas and Water Pipe
Brass and Iron Fittings,
AND SOLE AGENT FOR THE
"SIIlEIlIOIl" COOK STOVES
f tr. Back Gunrntd Fiftn Y.v. Order by mail promptly ttttn1d to.
TUCSON, - -
fen .a
Mimt nil Siellii Cipr,
MELROSE, CALIFORNIA,
lmm leal Bullion. Highest Price Paid for GOLD,
SILVER and Lead Ores.
ORES ASSAYED.
0r mr Lod Bullion, "londtd in cart on line of any railroad in the SiaUt and Trrr'Ueru
art dlivtrti al uorkt without thnr.gt oj cart.
No Charge Made for Sampling.
"C. v. ,v. cv, x,woM, (MX:
to hia lars:e
- iiT .a.:n"jd solid.
JOS. COLLIMaWOOD.
to merit a continuation of the liberal
past, and am confident of giving sat-.
faTor me -with their patronag.
Reading Room
WITH THE BAR.
R IX
- ARIZONA.
WILLIAM T. MTLLFR. General Mmiv?'
"It Will All ba Eight in the Morning."
BY B. F. TAVLOrt.
Wben tbe bound iufr Wat of tho hf -nrtof love.
And tiic sttrinirinir ticn. irrow slow:
When The form of a clmid in the blue aove
L.1C9 ciark on the path below,
Tbe nony that beflin?H ia lost in ateh.
And he turns where n star is dawning.
And he thinks, as it gladdens his heart and his
eye:
It wilJall be right in the morning'?"
When "tbe strong man armed,' in tbe middle
w fitch.
From life's dim deck is fmzlnj.
And strive, through the wreck of tbe tempest,
to c atch
A pleam of the day-beam's btazfn?;
Amid the wild storm, there hftrd by the helm.
He heeds not the dark ocean yawning;
For this sn in his soul not sorrow can
whelm:
It will all be right in the morning V
When the bnttle is done, the harp unstrung.
Its music trembling dying;
When bis woes are unwept, and his deeds un
sunjr. And he longs in tho grave to be lying.
Then a voice shall charm, us it charmed before
ile had wept or waited the downing;
'Tbey do love there for aye 111 be thine as of
yore
"It will all be right in the morning!"
Thus all through the world, Trrshrpand shore;
Where tho mother bende over
The cradle, wboe tenant "has gom?n before;
Where the eyes of tbe lover
Light tbe way to the wjuI: whatever the word,
A welcome, a wail, or a warning.
This is every wherecberisbed this everywhere
heard:
'It will all be right in the morning'
DID HE LOYE EES.
Georgette was born with a silver
smon in her mouth: indeed, if I mis-
take not, it was a gold spoon, richly en-
crusted with jewels, and bearing in its
bowl a monstrous lump of good for
tune. In the first place, she was one of the
lovlicst girls 1 ever saw, both in soul
and body. Her beauty was of a dark
magnificent type, which suggested to
tub the diminutive name of "Jet," by
which I always called her.
She was barely twenty, and heiress
it fairly takes my breath away to write
it heiress to sixt thousand pounds,
left her by her uncle, a Gerruau of high
rank, tout singularly destitute of kin
dred. Georgette's mother had been an
American girl who had met young Ru
dolph Schubert during a summer tour
iu the Slhinclaud.
Tlmy had married against the wishes
of Rudolph's familv, who were shocked
at what they regarded as a mesalliance.
U was oulv alter the lapse ol years,
when Death seemed striving to exter
minate the Schnbeits, that the old Ilerr
Uncle, as lie was called, opened his
heart to the orphan child of his dead
brother.
Gcorgetto had been born in the United
Mates, ana she was an American to the
heart's core. I remember - having
thougltt that Afternoon when we sat
out on ike lawn together under the pink
awning that there wasn't the slightest
trace of her father's nationality about
her.
She was sitting in a camp-chair with
a bit of delicate embroidery in her
hands, There nas a table near by on
which "high tea" was to be served when
Kalph Deariug and his mother arrived,
Jet had invited them: but I should have
known they were coming if she had not
told me, for when dill her eyes ever
shine so brightly, or when were her
cheeks 90 rich a crimson, as when this
penniless barrister was near at hand?
Yes, Georgette was iu love with him
I saw it verv plainly, and it made mo
uneasy. If I had only been sure of
Kalph Dealing, it wouldn't have both
cred me an instant. But, though it
seemed most unlikely that he should not
love her, 1 was hauuted by a mortal fear
that her money had something to do
with bis devotion.
Loving Jet, as only a solitary -old
maid knows how to love, it was torture
to me to think of my darling as .the vic
tim to the grovelling passion of amor--eenary
man. I had never hinted to her
the drift of my thoughts, but I had
made up my mind to do so, and 1 tried
it that afternoon. Jet opened the way
for roe just as though sha had known
what I meant to say.
Emily," she said, -"what would you
say if 1 were to get married?"
"God bless you," 1 answered prompt
ly; "that is, of course, provided the
match was all that it should be."
"What what do you think of Ralph
Deariug?"
She was bending low over her work,
but I saw tlmt she was blushing.
"Are you goiug to marry him, Jet?"
I asked quickly.
"No o that is -I don't know. To
tell the truth he hasn't asked uie. But
1 think he means to."
"Of course."
"If he were to, what would you do
about it?" j
I looked up in surprise, for 1 knew
that she loved him with her whole gen
erous soul.
"I think I would try to find out his
motive," I said bluntly.
'He loves me at least he has told me
so," she answered softly. "And and 1
think I can trust him'" ,
"He told yon he loved you, and yet
went no further:" I cried. "That was
unmanlv, Jet I hope you did not listen
to him."
She blushed still more deeply.
"He would ask me if he dared," she
said; defending him not only by words
but by expression. "But he he thinks
I know he fsuls there is a difference in
our positions."
"Decidedly," I said laconically, for
what she had told me gave me a very
unfortunate impression.
"He is verv proud and sensitive,"
she added, and would have said more,
but I took her hand and spoko to her
with great gravity.
"Jet," I said tenderly, "you know
that 1 have no other wish than to see
you happy. Forgive me, then, if what
I say wounds you, but I cannot help
feeling that Ralph Deariug may have
thought quite as much cf your fortune
as of yourself."
"Do you know," she said, with a lit
tle catch in her breath, -"that has
troubled me, too. It would kill me if I
were ever to find it out."
"No," I answered; "not unless von
found it out too Into to avert the cou-
bequences."
"But I could not give him up," she
cried. "I wish I were poor, then I
would know whether he loved me for
myself."
The tears started to her eves, and her
red lips quivered.
Hush: 1 said
waruingly. "They
Dearing and his
are coming Air.
mother. Jet."
She regained her composure in an in
stant. When she gave her hand to
Ralph her face was wreathed in smiles.
lie looked so handsome that after
noon that I would have given anything
to have been able to trust him.
Within the sound of his musical
voice some ot my wouDtsaid vanish,
and, knowing that he had to go away
on the morrow, I had the grace to be
guile his mother indoors, while he and
Jet went down to the lake after water-
lilies at least that is what they said
they were going for.
"1 can hardly realize that la.ni going
away to-morrow, he said, with an mm
ible tremor in his voice. "I wish there
was no occasion for me to do so. I
suppose it's an old story to you, Miss
lieorgettc, to hear a man say that he
weald like to spend his life in your so
ciety?" "I have heard it before," she said
slowly; "but I have not believed it al
ways." His face flushed for an instant, and
he made a sudden gesture, but be bit
his lip a moment after, and turned his
head away.
"You know that I love yon," he said,
in a low tone. "When I go away to
morrow, I will leave all my happiness
behind me."
"One never knows when to believe
you men," Georgette said with affected
carelessness.
"I suppose it doesn't make much dif
ference whether you believe us or not,"
he answered in a piqued tone.
"Excuse me," she said quickly, "but
it mat- j al tii,. difference in tlie world
to me more difference, infinitely more,
than it ever could make to another wo
man." "How?"
She paused a moment
"My position is so peculiar," she said
presently. "If 1 accepted in good faith
any protestations that might be made to
me. I would be -called upon to subject
them to a trying ordeal a test of sin
cerity perhaps stronger than they could
bear."
"You may "
"As for you, Mr. Dearing," she in
terrupted hastily, "I know of old your
gallant speeches, so I do not take thera
for more than they are meant. But
fancy my position if some day I were to
take" a man at his word, and entangle
him in a matrimonial engagement! Per
haps you didn't know, Mr. Dearing.
that my uncle otriy bequeathed his for
tune to me conditionally? If I m:irry
an American it is to revert to a distrmt
cousin. My uncle was bent upon me
having a German husband, and if I
married a foreigner I was to forfeit my
inheritance.''' . .
Ralph Dearing had paled suddenly,
and he caught at the branch of a tall
shrub as though he sought its support.
"What a very absurd provision!" he
exclaimed. "It is no wonder. Miss
Schubert, that yon have resisted the
pleading of so many suitors. A fortune
like yours is not to be thrown away for
a passing fancy- I was not .aware that
you held ittc&nditionally. If I were only
a German nobleman, now! But, alas! I
am only a poor barrister and a free-born
American.'
He laughed, bnt there was something,
in hia voice that made Georgette's heart
strings vibrate with pain.
He did not Tcnow, and she would not
have had him know, that her money
would have been as nothing in the bal
ance against his love, had she only been
sure of it.
"Shall we go out on the lake?" he
asked, -changing the subject so quickly
that her heart gave a despairing quiver.
It was only her money then, after all,
that he had courted so assiduously.
"0," she answered, shivering slights
ly. "I think it is too damp this even
ing, besides, the lilies are closing. I
will get some in the morning."
When they came into the house, I
saw by her face that something had
happened.
That night, after Ralph and his moth
er had gone, she came into my room
anu saiu simply4
"There is no room for doubt I have
weighed him in the balance . and found
him wanting.""
Throe days later she received a letter
from 'Ralph Dearing, from which this is
an extract:
"I love you with my taole heart. Georirette:
bnt I am neither foolinb nor neltigh enough to
ask you to marry me when 1 know what you
would PReritice bv eo doinsr.
"At first I was afraid, to ask yem Tecai8e I
feared you mifrht miJeontrvie my motives,
and my love for you chubikI me to shrink from
the imputaiiou that might have fallen upon
me.
Then when I learned that by marryini. me
you would lose the fortune you were bora to
enjoy, I paw how wronir it would be for me to
expect or to ask it, though that you would for
one moment listen to iny suit is nothing more
than a presumption on my part.
"She ga-e me this with a arcastic
smile.
"What does he mean about vour los
ing your fortune?" I asked when I had
read it.
"I told him that my uncle's will was
made in mv favor conditionally, aud
that if I failed to marry a German
would forfeit my fortune."
"You never told me that!" I cried.
"No? I never eared to speak of it. 'I
cannot bear to have questions of inter
est anu matrimony so closely con
neeted."
"Jiut, d ventureu 10 ooserve, "in
that case it would have been folly for
vou to marry Ralph Dearing. He has
his mother to support, and he hasn't a
penny iu the world."
"Do you think i would have eared for
that?" she said, with a passionate burst
of tears, -"if he had loved me, I would
have gone with him to the ends of the
earth and lived upon bread and water!"
1 laid my hand gently en her glCssy
hair.
"Dear little-Jet!" 1 murmured, and I
felt that I could have killed Ralph
Dearing.
-
Three months passed and there came
a change oh, such a change! in
Georgette. . "She had been ill, and,
though the doctor said she had practi
cally recovered, she did not seem to
gain a particle of strength from day to
day. It was with terrible agony that I
saw at last that, if there were not a
speedy improvement, her days on earth
were numbered. '
One morning, when wo were out driv
ing under the doctor's orders, she re
' to be taken .to the office of Mr.
Fanshaw.
"I am goiug to make my will, Emi
ly," she said calmly, and I could not
answer her.
When we called at the Lawyer's office,
we were shown into a little room where
a gentleman was seated writing. It was
tob late to retreat when I saw that it
was Ralph Deariug.
He greeted us affably, but I saw a
look of horror 011 his face as he noted
Jet's altered appearance.
"Mr. Fanshaw is in his private office,
Miss Schubert,1' he said, opening the
door for her; "walk in."
"I will call for yon presently," she
said, and theu left me lilone with Ralph
Dearing.
As the door closed after her, he turned
quickty and strode towards me, grasp
ing me fiercely by the arm.
"What is the matter with her?" he
asked in a hoarse voice.
I shook off his hand rudely, and an
swered with great bitterness:
"A broken heart, Mr. Dearing.'1
I could not refrain from saying it,
though I knew Jet would be angry.
"What do you mean?"
He seemed to be choking with his
own words.
"Ought yon to ask such a question?"
I said pointedly.
"For God's sake!" he cried passion
ately; "have done with this. You know
you saw that I loved her worshipped
the ground she trod on. I would give
my life for her this instant What is
the matter. Miss Emily?"
His earnestness was like a revelation
to me. I looked at him a moment, and
my heart bounded.
"Do you mean -what you say, Ralph
Dearing?"
"As neaveij is above bs I do."
"Then," I said joyously, "it is all a
hideous misunderstanding. Georgette
loves vou. It is that that is killing
her.'1
If ever a face was transfigured with
rapture, his was that instant
"Are you telling me the truth?" he
cried.
"Yes, I am.11 I answered; "but go
awaj before she comes out, she cannot
bear to see yon now. I will prepare her
lor your ommg to-night
He obeyed me, and it was not until
evening that Jet saw him in her own
little sitting-room. When she came in,
looking so frail yet so lovely, Ralph
could not utter a word. He simply
opened his arms, and the next instant
her heatt was ou his breast
"Darling," he whispered, "I told vou
the truth. Your fortune was nothing to
me; but how eould I ask you to give it
up for the sake of sharing my pov
erty r
Your poverty was nothing to me.
she said, in a voice that thrilled with
ippmess; "but yon never gave me a
chance of savinir so."- - - - '
"And will you can you oh, Georg
ette, my darling.! it will be a terrible
sacrifice!
"You -say so?" she -cried reproachful
ly, "yet you profess to love me! Tell
me, Ralph, if it were ten times as much.
wouldn't you give it up gladly if you
were in my position?"
"Dearest he saiu, kissing her with
tender reyerence, "I would give up the
world for you!"
"Besides, sue -added, with an en
chanting smile, "I told a white lie,
Ralph. Can you forgive me for it? I
was trymg to weigh your love n the
balance with my money, and how sadly
I miscalculated the result. But it is
only half of my fortune that I will for
feit in marrying yon. I think we can
still manage'to live on half. Don't you
think we can Ralph?"
He looked at her in a kind ol de
lirium.
'Why what " he stammered.
Don't you understand?" she said,
putting both arms around -his neck.
"When I marry you. I lose half my for
tune, but there is still a goodly portion
left to me. I would not have any of it,
though, Ralph, if I had to live without
you
Real tears started to his eyes, and he
gathered her close to his heart
When I came in after awhile, Jet was
lying on the sofa, and he was seated
close beside her.
Hnr cheeks were crimson, and her
eyes shone like stars.
"I don't know what the doctor will
say to this," I said, shaking my head
dubiously.
"We won't need any doctor now, Miss
Emily," Ralph said, with a joyous
laugh. "I have taken the contract off
his hands."
He fulfilled it too; for, three months
later, -w hen Jet was -married, her health
was better than it ever had been be
fore.
The inscription in her wedding-ring
was in Hebrew, and somewhat different
from the judgment -which iBelshazzar
saw writteu upon the walL
It signified in our language: .
"Thou hast been weighed in the bal
ance and found true."
Deceitful Horses.
Horses are very much like men, ;in
their ideas about style. Let a man who
has been brought up on a farm, live in
the city a few 3-ears, and he will not ad
mit that he knew a field of oats from t
turnip patch. Take a horse from a farm
and drive him in the eitv a Jew years,
and though he may have hauled hun
dreds of loads of hay, and worked on a
threshing machine half his lite, let a
load of hay or a-threshing.niaehine loom
up on the street near him, and he will
be so scared he will want to jump over
a house. You know just as well as can
be that the old fool is puttiug it all on,
but the horse thinks he is fooling yon
into the idea that he has always been
city horse, and you pull up on him, and
try to soothe ins fears, when you know
you could drive him up to the load of
hay and he would go to eating it It is
fun to let a horse think he is fooling
you. Pecfc'a Sun.
A waiter at a seaside hotel spilled
cup of tea upon an unhealthy female
guest, and so disturbed her equanimity
that she was obliged. -to retire from
the dining room. In her exit she, be
cause of ner flurry, ran into a waiter
bearing a tray of dishes. She came out
of the contest covered with soup, lob
ster claws and almond shells, and im
mediately relapsed into a "conniption'
lit that lasted sis weeks, and almost
caused her death. She will hereafter
recruit bv health at -louie.
Marriage on Small Incomes.
The New York Sun has been receiving
letters on this always interesting topic
A young man hi JSew lork thus shows
up the $15 problem: As several of your
readers seem to think it impossible ior
a young couple to start housekeeping
on $15, and then live on ) f Jli a
week, I shall be happy to tell them how
it can he done. Ut course tuey must
buy second hand furniture at first Let
them buy:
Bedfltead, leoond- TOtips ud paueers 70
hand 100iTwo knives and
Two quilts, new iVOtf forks
30
30
2.so
25
no
61
Al
iiea tick, iu yrus it me natiron. n
at 10 cents l.OO Stove and cine.
Straw LOO! second-hand
Sheets, lOyardsat (Teakettle
H ceuta 81 Saucepwnn
Table . . 1.00: Two wooden DalU
Three chalrn, SO iWasbtub
cents each (VI
TcHoot 2.". Total Slii.00
Five plates 30;
This is not imagination, as I have
known the parties who started with these
very things and bought at these prices.
COST OF LIVING FOR ONE "WEEK.
Vegetable $!.0OThree and a half
Meat l.ooi pounds suaror 32
Bread 70 Wood 20
Butter ai Coal, 100 pound 35
One pound tea 40 Extras, milk, etc. 38
Half pound coffee 15f
Total (5.00
Another objection is the wife's having
to work out She need not I know
plenty who help their hnsbands by do
ing crochet work and plain sewing at
home. After a while thej- could take
rooms and keep a few boarders. I hope
that these few remarks will benefit some
of your readers, as they are from one
who has had experience Iu this line.
Cojlebs.
MARItlED AND IIArrr AT $12 A WEEK.
To the Editor of tlie Sun Sir: "For
ty Years" politely says "marriage is out
of the question for the poor of America."
He has a -careless way of handling tho
truth. "Yrneh" advises young men to
celibacy simply because they cannot
earn more than $9 per week. Another
mistake. If every person took this view
of the matter, where would be the "rising
generation," and the "bone .and sinew
of our land?" I am earning $12 per
week, and find that I can support my
wife and child comfortably, and save a
few dollars as well, and this without
stinting.
How do i do it? I pay low rent, re
tain from the necessary evils of billiards,
and cigars, and keep a daily cash ac
count the latter an incentive to econo
my. B.
EXPERIENCE OF A MAIUCIEB MAS IS
OHIO.
To the Editor of the Sun Sir: I can
live in Cincinnati for about two-thirds
of the cost of living here. I married
two years ago, at the age of 24, and on
a salary of $22 per week. Of this
amount I allowed my wife $12 per week
for household expenses, including renX.
A the end of the hrst year she
clothed iiersclf and showed a balance of
$295.75 a saving of $6 per week. My
clothing and necessary expenses in the
meantime reached coa, making the total
amount ef necessary expenses tlie first
year only $383.25. "
t or the seonu year l allowed my wile
$100 additional for clothing; my expen
ses reached $75. Of her $100 she saved
$40, and said -she had plenty. The
second year closed on July 21, .and our
settlement showed an atlditional bal
ance in our favor of $40 from her allow
ance. I in the meantime had saved and
accumulated nearly $900. So we pot
our savings together, and last week we
moved into a little house of our own,
which is all paid for except about $30Q.
ever at any time have our total ex
penditures exceeded $8.30 per week, all
told. We think a young couple who
caunot live on CD per wpek would make
as grejit a failure on $22. I w;ll add
that I am a good liver, and our table
has always been amply supplied. One
thing I should mention, however, is that
I had bought neitiiv $500 worth of fur
niture just before our marriage.
tCltIBEXM.
Springfield, O., Sept 2S.
He .Didn't Mind the Expense.
"Fourteen dolhirs for a little lunch
for two!" cj;elaiinea a prosperous-look
ing customer to tlie propra'tor of a res
taurant "Whv, what .do you take me
for?"
'I know it's a little steep," said the
steak slretcher; "but you're .the only
soul that's been in to-day, and my rent
falls due to-morrow."
"I'm blamed if I don't really admire
a man with a nerve like yours, and I'll
pay the swindle;" and with an amused
smile the blooded stranger tossed the
Lash pirate a fifty-dollar note, flipped a
dollar out of the change to the waiter,
and walked out
"What a pity we can only have ou
chance at a man like that," "murmured
the dyspepsia dispenser, regretfully.
But when, the next day, the rent col
lector threw out the note as a counter
felt his despair was such that it was all
four waiters and the cook could do to
prevent his swallowing a bottle of his
own alleged wine, and thus putting an
end to himself.
The police department of San Fran
cisco has inaugurated a crusade against
a class of men whose existence is scarce
ly known outside of their own stratum
of society. They are known as "lovers,"
and are the men who live off the earn
ings of women of the town. San Fran
cisco magistrates are lining them heavi
ly in the effort to make them either go
to -work or quit the city. Their mis
tresses usually pay the line.
Good-Bight.
How very commonplace is .the ex
pression "Good-night!" and yet what
volumes it may speak for ail tho future!
We never listen to it in passing, that
this thought does not force itself upon
iis, be the tones in which it is uttered
ever so thoughtless. The lapse of a few
hours may so surround and hedge it in
with horror that of all the millions of
words which a lifetime has recorded
-these two little words alone shall be re
memhered: "Good-night!" The little
child has lisped it as it passed smiling j
from this world; the lover with his gay j
dreams of the nuptial -morrow; the wife j
and mother, with the tangled threads '
of household cares -still in her lingers;
the father, going out to death," leaving
home and kinmnprotected and uncared
for. Good-night! The seal upon days
past and days to come. What hand so :
rash to tear aside, the veil that covers
its .to-morrow. Prrfthyteriuii.
Egyptian Soldiers.
Colonel Dye has much to sat -m-cerning
tlie fighting capacity of thj fafc
lahin, and seeing that he spsaks from
experience, gained both in the barrack
and the field, his strictures possess at
tlie present moment a more than ordinary
value. His estimate of the Egyptian
peasant's soldierly aptitude is very low.
Through gifted with a wonderful power
of physical endurance, and a docile and
a good campaigner; the fellah is neith
r combative nor iutellignt, has not a
spark of patriotism, dislikes and .distrusts
his officers, and hates soldiering with so
intense a hatred that in order to avoid
it he will often cut off one of his fingers
or put out one of his eyes. When OoL
Dye was in Egypt tlie artillery, as welt
as the cavalry, consisted exclusively of
fellahin. Tho gunners were taken from
a class superior to that which supplied
recruits to the other arms of the ser
vice. The officers, moreover, -were befc
ter instructed than their brethren of the
line, an advantage which they owed to
the exertions of the commandant of the
artillery school, a fcighly educated,
French officer. To the teaching of this
Frenchman probably the stout' defense
made recently by the forts at Alexan
dria is in some measure due. A great
drawback to the efficiency of the fellah
as a fighting man is the shortness of his
sight resulting from ophthalmia. So
defective is the vision f Egyptian sol
diers, says Col. Dye, that hardly any of
them can see further through a rifle-
eight than a few rods. The eves of the
black soldiers are better. U-uder the
same eo-iditions be can mark 30 to 49
per cent more hits than his Egyptian
comrade. This superior shooting may,
however, be in part 4ue to tlie aegro's
greater nerve, confidence and eagerness
to excel. The black regiments, being
officered exclusively by Egyptians, are
in no way better organized than the
other regiments:albeitthe negroes be i n g
inured from childhood to war And the
chase, they make far better fighting
material than the fellahin. With the
exception of a few who have risen from
the ranks, the higher officers are the de
scendants of Turkish fathers and Cir
cassian smothers. They are generally
sufficiently brave, but cruel, avaricious,
corrupt and fearfully immoral, mentally
inert and physically lazy. The younger
regimental and staff officers are, for the
most part, tho sons of pashas -and beys
in government -service, trained in the
military schools established by Ismail.
:y are inferior, morally antl phjsu
to the men they command.
Diseased Cattle,
The outbreak of what is known as
splenic fever, in this State and in Penn
sylvania, has caused considerable alarm
among drovers and large cattle owners.
About Pittsburg it has proved very fa
tal. The ypleuie fererJias been com
monly known as Texas fevnr, andKortlb
ern cattle have taken the disease recent
ly in most cases where they have come
in contact with Texas cattle. It 43 ;a dis
ease peculiar to tlie ox tribe, a-nd-ocours
among Southern cat lie fat -a mild form
in the early Spring. In others the germs
of the disease remain latent and are do
velopedvvith great rapidity (when the
animal is- subject to shock, such as stam
pede, or to hardships eousecpient on rail- .
road travel. It is indigenous to Texas,"
but exceedingly fatal to Korthecn cat- ' .
tie.
Owners of -eattle In the Northern '
States will probably take active meas
ures to prevent Southern cattle mixing
with their herds. The United States
have adopted meaures lo prevent the
introduction of disease from imported
cattle. The law provides that the im
porter shall select a plae for the deten
tion of imported cati'.e. They are trans
ferred thence by another vessel, and must
be kept 300 feet away from any other
cattle. The term of quarantine is nine,
ty days, but tho time .of the voyage is to
be counted as a part of the period. The
importer has to file bonds in twice the
value of the animals for the observance
of quarantine restrictions. In connec
tion with the Federal quarantine, the
War Department in 1880 ceded to the
Treasury Department a tongue -of land
on the inside of Sandy Hook.
The Cattle Commissioners have been
studying th contagious diseases of cat
tle, and" Professor James Law, of Cor
nell University, has been for some time
experimenting ou the prevention ot
pleuro-pneumonia by means of inocula
tion. Ills experiments, however, are
not so-comph'tu that l:e i ready to givo
them to the public The Commission
ers have had the subject of the Texas
fever brought to their attention, and ft
is presumed all possible measures will
be taken to prevent the spread of the
disease. The particulars -of the malady
afflicting the cattle of Central New
York have been specially reported to
the Commissioners. Jiochesier Demo
crat. Flowery 'Writing.
No one wants to read flowery writing
nowadays. Common sense rules the
pen. A poetic youth wanted to inform
the prosaic world that there had been a
fall of snow: "The angels rustled their
wings at the hour when Aurora goes
forth to fulfil ber missiou, and the earth
was covered with a fleecy mantle ol
white." But the editor quietly dropped
it into the waste-basket, nnd wrote in
stead: "Snow fell this morning." Here
is an example, from a country paper, of
the ambitious style of a weather para
graph: "After a long period of unset
tled weather, it must have gladdeuod
every one yesterday morning when the
sun, with all his glorious brilliancy and
splendor, shone forth, with golden ray
scattering cloud and mist, and with hia
cheering beams and glowing smile
causing the birds to sing, the trees of
the fore t to rejoice, and the flowers of
the field V unfold themselves in bright
.-array." Why not have simply stated
that tine weather had at last set in? It
was also a country brother who thus be
gan a paragraph announcing the -sud
den demise of a local -shoe makec: "'.We
are being constantly -remiuded -oi itte
inexorability of death the certain, and
it may be sudden, visit of 'the anjel
j with the amaranthine wreath,' as death
i is so beautifully designated by Longfel
low and it is our painful duty to-day
to chronicle the melancholy fact that
one v. holms played his part, and played'
it well in life, has passed through na
ture to eternity." No editor wouW
i pay a penny a line for that sort of thin
I in thee enlightened times.

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