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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (July 25, 1878)
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(tfdieowtary Blwnnwi very property
MBftrftolcrtr.es tno nmw nm-niiiunm
Madtorous lmrleiUPt J (numi" on
Itaattoflftnil fairness." Tlio Totter pre-
IblRS and resolution ciron tno niiega-
n of tho democrat tutu, mo vote ii
iFelhdiwa nnrlnlfoit wbi fraudulently
iMilAtl in- ifio returning board, in tie-
HUnca with a plot to vliloli Mr.Sher-
In WM ft party mm iimiui'irii inn
imlttoe to Inquire into tno circum-
fi of tho cniivnxi mm uiu cornice
' Mr. Shorwnn with tlio notion of
Butwhen Mr. Shnrninn offers to re-
it this ftiargoby snowing not. oniy
kit thuro Is no evidence to implicate
kite In nnv nlot. bill thill there xvn no
'mUlL the nctlon of tho returning lioiinl
fcvlng bmm perfectly proper, lawful
V Hd equitable, tho committee" eooly re-
mm w ntiminiii wmii'.tMj --uuin
'Hie uso,' says Mr. Morrlon; "If limy
.wear ouo way, more urn niucr jusi us
rwinetAblo who will oontrumei tiiom.
tW 'really cannot ho bothered with lei.
Wmony nnout muruors una iiiuiiiiuui.on
EtH the Feliciana'"
Tun ih not only ft "travesty on jiiv
JtlooV hut it Is an outrage upon the
moral 6no of tho public. For If thn
FiiwtlUittoim of tho Auiorlcnn republic
lra valued for anything, tliov nrtj vulu-
led Iwcnnso I hoy afford equal right bo-
Iforo tno law.
To arrnlirn ft citizen before n commit-
liQ of tho national house of ropresontn-
Kvci on a charge that ho xvu n jmrly
n alleged crime, nml to then deny
fhlW'tlio privilege to summon witnesses
1 to provo that tho alleged crlmo xvus not
Animirotffod nml ttiut uuiisciiucutlv he Is
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Innocent, It one of tho greatest or poiit-
Bioal outruiro nml ought to forever eon-
!lemn to public obloquy thn party that
Tho wholo business turns mi tho one
'tptostidii, whothor there xvu democrat-
" Jo force, fraud tmtl liitliiitilntlnu In tho
two Fcllolium mirhdic of Louisiana. It
Ih uhoIcsh to attempt to prove Secretary
Sherman's connection with any plot"
If tho basis anil motive of the plot ilo
Snot exist. If tlio democrats uxuil force,
Intimidation and fraud to carry the two
Ktlcliuiaim parishes, It is the duty ol tlio
slFottor committee, under tho resolution
4 appointing it, to Investigate that fact.
311 mere was not torco, luuminauou nun
fraud thou it Ih equally tlio duty of the
committee to establish that fuel. Hut
instead of Ncoklmxthn truth the com
mittee coolly fiuonti8 Secretary Sher
WHHh.'i'" "ioi- ,f ill not hear his one
.oVi.:r' Wfn..s-,. fn-eause there are
opp, "'"iiircii, .;.
i -rvuAii " x
ro the li
Wkre the taiifth (omen In
A VfVhlngtnn'iperlnl of .rune 30th to
tho InhrOrtnn, (: The Interest In
Die Potter lnvetlj;atloii Imi iulto died
out here. Potter himself hcoiih ills
cournued and dl'imted. Mr. Irnkn
upecllUJ declaration tlmtnln' alone Is re
(ponsllile for what wan nupposed to he
Sherman' letter, and thai the Secre
tary had nothing to do with It, let the
i.iiifiiin net of the whole matter m far
as he Is concerned. Potter' dignity
collapsed under mere suspicion that ho
has been made tho victim of Mich a
Huller, taking uptlie cue wnun
Potter dropped, and phpied by his own
illscomllture at the Wfimim' haiels inns
far, make no more out of the cae than
his predecessor did. Tho only peg on
which the prosecution Mtlll lingerlngly
hangs is Sherman' original Imlellnlte
ness is denlng llatly that he mer
wrote a letter which lie had no recoiled
lion of, but which contained omo en
llmenls which he did lint disapprove.
Unprejudiced folks are quiio uispoi.eo
to laugh the Potter committee out ol
..nri mili.4 nnexoeeteil Mini lioNllive
testimony refuting Mrs. .lenks can bo
produced. , .
MlnlHter Novo Is generally ndmilteil
to have come out with a elciir record.
Nohiidowof relb'cllon upon him is
devel iped bv the testimony. This helps
to discredit the wholo pioeecdliig as a
fearful blunder, Inspired by partisan
prejudice and halo.
ll(pear7?he iicHiimptlnn Act,
t i, .i.. tauiui u'ltti iIhmii there. We
agree we will resume on .Ian. I, 1!'-
our greenback to-day are worlli as
much as silver; thej areonlj 1 per cent
I...I.U. .f.itil. Sliver is a h'lial leniler,
and can redeem iiaper. Practical! we
arc resumed to-day. Why icpoal the
law? Your greenback noes noi proniiM'
Old-Time Mllllla ,Mntrri.
Tno "rude mllllla" companies, ac
cording to law, met twice a jear at
their respective head-quarters for a
da' drill and InMriiellon. The regi
ment was nsembli'd once a jear, uu
nllj In the month of Ma. at the county
town, where it wa mnuo'Ured and in-
Ktriicted rather after l)rdcii' !
than either of those proscribed by on
gress, Preparatory and for three ilay im
iiii.(liaielv orece.linir the general mus
ter, the ollicer of nil arms Mere as.sem
bled and drilled together as a light In
fantry company, commanded b) their
Hold ollicer. 'liny weie instructed In
the manual of arins, compaiij tactics,
regluii'iitiil miiiioiurcs, and wound up
b a ceremonious ichcursnl of the pari
thev wercloplaj in the grand ieiew
Aitlwmi'li ibis eoiniiaiiv cxliibited lie'
WoY of our leglmeiital splendors, glit
tering with tinsel and Haunting with
feather, a more neieroeiieiiun miu mi
Hohllerlv parade could searcel lie im
agined." There were the elect from the
mountains, who smiuoIIiiio marched to
tlie reiideMoii bnrefoiit earning their
boot ami soldier clothes in a bundle -the
ambitious cobblers, tailors and
ploiv-bovs from cross-road hamlets and
remote 'rural districts, short, tall, fat,
wklunv, bow-legged, shocp-sllllllkcd,
cock eod. hump-shouldered ami wnj
nickel enmooei ov art us
Urni of Thoughl.
Denying a fault double It.
Knavery Is the wort trade,
(fillet conscience gives sleep,
(toaster are cousins to IIAr.
Foolish fear doubles danger.
Modesty I n gourd to 'virtue
Ideas are pictures in the muni.
Knowledge Is ascertained facts.
Notions are Ideas partly formed.
He just before jou are generous,
i'ptight walking is sure walking.
Hicheti is li that want the lea-t.
Virtue ami happliieks are near kin.
Strong reasons make strong actions.
Tho sleeping fo ealehes no poultry.
Itlutil people often y sharp things.
Candid thought aioalway valuable
ProgrcHs is born of doubt and mix
'I he city fathers of Paw Paw, Michi
gan, arc nothing more or les than cit
"On the shore dimly through
the niifsed of the dero," ari the tub
which they clean and charge for. eo
She that plalteth heavy dry good
bills in Iter iHdoiiaise bei-ometh a pull
back to her husband.
The following may be seen on a
tombstone ii. a town neat Dublin:
' llrtv t' tin llj if J"llH M'WB1
IMtat t,-n mtil iif,'f t nml "
"Are jou the mate of this shin?" said
a newh-arrhed passenger to the cook.
.No. sir. I am the man that cooks
the mate." aid the Hibernian.
The just published report of an lri"h
benevolent society as; "Notwilll-
Mtaii'liiiL' tlm lurirc aimmiit
,i;..i..,. t.ti.i in. i. iii. hi fittitiii'iiit'i. tT
You can never lose by doing a good f(.wlt.(l,M occurrcl'duriiig the jear'
Nice little L'irl: "Oil. do let me see
a dollar a
Ur ... .
display of judicial
rvBL tosiuy to i no
jongrIrWir,mmjltl) of t0 Atnorican
losaeB, 'Tyw ., mm. your
r.do, theXulhu iu.irne,i ludlre. "for if
oboUtJf,;,,,,,,, nttornoy will bring
vn? jfg uvidoueo; the court therefore
Wsyau guilty without trial." And
t t is tho ilonioorittlo Idea of falrnes
nd justlcol Hurlington llawkajc.
An ExiimhIto Party.
LTho rebellion of 18(11 wa wholly the
ork of tho Democratic party. Tlio
secession of tho Southern States was
Iilauncdlntho party and executed by
emocrat8. Tho Northern aympathl.
rn with rebellion woro all Democrat.
Only Doniooruw rojolceit in vcoei vie
torlbs, or refused to hoist American
flag. But for tho nope ol am tnoiniseti
by Northern Democrats, and the conll
denco thttH inspired thattliey would bo
able to oonouor tho irovcrnment and re-
TOOdol It upon u slavery foundation, tlio
robots novorwouiu hhvo auacweu ion
Samtor and forced tho nation upon tlio
dofonso of It llto. iiioy pronaoiy
novor would havo attempted to ncccdo
Iron tho Union If tliey hud not been
encouraged by tho Northern Dcmocra
oy. The war, therefore, was wholly
nnu purely oi ienurjrii wii;iu, in-
nnirAtion and encourniroment, as was
lita protraction through year of blood
Smf wiuto and horror. Tho
foailro cost of tho Democracy to the mi-
tlonuMu.r year, from April, Will, to
Etho closo of tho war, Including national
fl:xponsos, State expenses, losses by
J " mobs, wato of Industry, loss of pro
Kductlon by death and disabling injuries,
I 'sying nothing of the annual loss since
i 'from theso name causes, but regarding
i 'only that during thu four years of
actual war, waa at least S7,H00,000.000.
r It follows that the National debt,
i,. iic ii tin nr in ii iv i no. in' -i
Is tlio only tiling of record ujm.ii that
point, anil lis clVcct is to make every
greenback promise to puj a dollar on
that date. Why should mi .sane men
want that net repealed, to lei )oiir
lrrooiibaek depreciate again? At one
lime I advocated an increase ot me
greenback circulation, ank I did It in
good fultli; but I never wanted the pa
per dollar robbed of all piomise to pay
a dollar. Tho Independents, or 5r i-
hacker, or Communist, want it: we
ii,i imi. 'rimy mhv thostaini. of Ihe eov-
eriiuient Is what makes it a dollar. I
ay it does not. The Southern (.on
feiloracv Issued note Just like ours,
but they made oms gold money at the
Name time. I have seen one or two
Confederate !?-!) gold pieces. Wliat is
that paper money worth now? Abso
lulelvnotlilng. Hut Hiogold is woith
a much a ever it was. I'lioy say the
government stump makes the paper a
dollar. Could the uovcriinienl take a
cow and stamp it, 'Tol Is a horse,' and
thus make a horse of it?"-- from (ha.
1.()uihi njuci'h in Illitwix Mute Convention.
"Tenting on tlmOhl t'anii tJrouml."
No Hopubllean can read the platform
adopted in the recent Slate Convention
by his party, without feeling his very
soul swell with pride and satisfaction
at tho bravo words it contains -It pre
sents nothing but the umidulloroled
grapo and canister Of politic -meet
the issues wun a leariess, wuun.'ini
common sense, which in those times of
Presidential imbecility and political
serenity, of mock retoriu and "(Sreek
ish" pandering to high treason, stir
tho honest Hopubllean to the very core
of his being.
Iot mi issue now before the public is
left out not a single demand of the
hour Is lost sight of. It speaks simply
of tlio grand principle of the Kcpubli
can parly, utterly ignoring persons, in
that elevated tone that characteri.cd
luu in time past, that tried men1
Thank Cod, wo are tenting on the old
camp ground are recogni.iugtliograve
t-cstiiui.siiiilitlos of the hour, and pre
sentlng a llrm undaunted front to the
Shaft or tno too. i.vervwucre in our
grand young State, itepublioum are
dropping their isms ami rallying around
tlio standard with tho dauntless enthu
siasm that cliaraeteried thorn in lSfil-o
nml () it is tlio leaven that will inspire
having been caused by tho Democratic
war, is directly chiirgoablu to that
party. Ever dollar of luxe levied and
collected from the people Mhoo tho war,
boyondtho necessary ordinary expense
of tho Government, is duo to the same
cause. Tho disturbance of industries,
tno inflation of currency by a necessary
and unavoidable ovorissuu of paper
mnnnv. tlul COIISCUUeilt iulllltloU lllld
M-J - I I A 11
tho shrinkage of values In short, all
tho liunuoiul evils of the country, are
directly traceable to the same source.
Wo conclude that thu Democratic party
fcna nost the COUHtl'V fill" tOO IIIUOll 111-
-.1.. ....ii nmrlit mil lit btt entrusted
t sa,m, tlio control of tho Government for
, tho purpose of completing iLs work of
- ! AFahhl
t , Ono cold winter ovonlng a mimbor of
" 7.nfntals wcro soatcd with their backs to
i tlio Hro, discussing mo into election re
f ,ims. when tho fox cried out that some
one's, tall was burning. Each one in
turn denied tho accusation, although
several, of thorn declared that they
amollcd something quite plainly. Hut
tho fox. who hint been snuuneu in uio
ppointmonts.aim latieu to secrro a ior
nfcin itiislon. had lonir wanted an ot-
portunity to mako hfuisolf conspicuous,
in.t ileeb.rcil that the thlntr sliould be
investigated If ho had to do it himself.
So ho turned about ior inai purpose,
when it was dlscovorod that his own
clogant brush had boon flugeii oaro as
a rat's tall.
1 Moral Invcstlirnt ons tiro sometimes
IlirotroacUvo. Itultanupolis Sun.
Thn California noach crop will bo
gmall, and tho fruit Inferior this '.year,
ys tbo, San Frauolsco llulleftn.
tii , -a I..-...- itKin In tllll
Wv J.nu lurcest mriiwuuuj ..
J A N' ,lt two mllon from Nor-
'tlyatcs 250 acres, and
uwaa over ow.uw
the ltemibllcans of tlio entire mil
tho battle erv before which the cohorts
of the enemy will be forced to .surrender
and retire In sullen defeat from tin1
An honor to the men who hud the
pluck togive us such u ringing platform
who could and did squarely meet the
demands of the hour, with that vim,
and dash, that poetry of polities that
wakes to now lite and enthusiasm the
hleenlm: irlaut, and prompts him to don
anew the armorthus creating or rather
cementing a union in our ranks, that
has already created consternation in
tlio rank o'f the foe.
An Honest Platform.
The platform adopted by tho Hepub
lieiins ut their State Convention last
week at Des Moines is the plainest and
clearest avowal of principles that we re
member of over reading us emanating
from any political body. There is no
unibigultv or hidden mysteries in it. It
speaks what tho Hopubllcans mean, and
they mean what the platform say. It
is ii distinct, plain open avowal of tho
Republican sentiment of tlio State. No
man can be deceived by it. It is clear,
and rim:s like o sweet silver toned bell.
It Is a strong, vigorous, manly and
honest expression of sentiment. It
neither Hatters uor ctoops to criticise
tlio peculiar course of President Hayes.
It sends out nogttsUof whirlwind with
side eddies In which to capture stray
Greenbaekers, Communist. Socialists,
or iniy guerilla political parties.
ally, iiwkwiir.il mid urioiish as they
Well' nnilOW'Cil bv l.lltllie, III nun. in
contempt of all uniformity, armed with
old llliil-loek musket, horsemen car
bines, long squiriel relies, double-bur-idled
shot-guns, bcll-tllll.led blllllder
hiisscs, with side-nrms of us man) dif
ferent patterns, from ll id dragoon
Milne ilmt hud belonged to Hurry l.ee's
l.eirioll, to the slilll buskol-hlllcil rapier
wlifch hud probably graced the thigh of
some of our Flench allies in the Hevo
lotion. Tlio ollicer of the volunteer compute
ies, on ihe other hand, were generally
selected for Iheir handsome appearance
and imiiliiil bearing, and sln.no with
ii ciMliiIti eleeillice of eouiiiuielit, each
in the uniform pertaining to his com
pany. There was also u sprinkling of
e-'eterillis of IMI'.', recogni.uble I.) II
certain martinet precision in their de
portment, and a shadow of contempt
tor their eitnle comrades, but quick to
resent an extranei.u., comment derog
titorv to the ocr ice. A city dandy w ho
undertook to ridicule the old-f.ishloned
wa in which Mime olllcors carried their
sword, was silenced by the snappish
rct.lv: "Young man, l'c seen tho best
troops of Great Hritain beaten by men
win. carried their nwords in that way."
This harlequinade of eq litiinenl, cos
tutiiit, and character was duly paraded
twice a day, inarched through the
.streets, ami put through its iiiunieuvrc
on the green common adjoining our
village, much to the satisfaction of all
citiunclpatcil school-boys, negroes, rug
antullliis. idlers, tavern-keepers, and
cake ami beer venders, and somewhat,
perhaps, to the wenrinessof our (junker
clement, industrious mechanic who
had apprentices to manage, and busy
housewives who depended on little
negroes for help. Then came the great
da of days, when all vulgar industry
wiis for tlio lime susiiended, and all
hopes of domestic discipline deferred.
Even tlio law student were constrained
to close their commontaiios on Hluek
st mo, and as they met at the liar"
would learnedly obsene (between ii
glass of whisky and a quid of tobacco),
"Inter anna silent leges."
Hut how wo school-boys leaped at tho
Hrst tap of tho reveille, eager for tho
rcall.ation of our golden dreams! How
hopefully wo scanned the eastern hori
zon for assurance of a clear day ! With
what miserly delight we counted over
our stuck of coppers, hoarded for tlio
occasion, and calculated their equiva
lent in cakes, beer, and sticks of tally!
How doubtfully we considered the worn
clligy of "Goorgius Hex" on a coin we
had found in a dirt pile, and wondered
if wo could pass it on old Murquliarl
for a "gunger! 1 lieu now we watcnrii
tlio dusty roads us tlio wild mountain-
ccrs cuiue trooping in to swell the bu.
zing swarms already gathered around
the taverns, groceries, ami street cor
ners! And Willi what sublime emotion
we mingled with the crowd, saw the
plumed heroes hurrying to and fro, as
with ceaseless rub-a-tlub-ilubliiug.soiind
of bugles, waxing of banners, Hushing
ol sxvorils, with "the tliuuiler ot tlie
captain and tlie shouting," this inco
herent and refractory mob xvns ut length
mursliiilled into sonic setiibluuco of a
line of buttle! Then the murch uHeld,
with it exciting accidents anil inci
dent, several hours of tactical inuiucu
vres, Mich as wo might imagine Sitting
Hull and stall would execute with a
herd of liull'aloes. Then Jin roMiru of
the dusty, thirsty veterans ol the day's
campaign, and the llnal resolution of
martial organization ttuo a storni oi
drunken anainhy and ttstieulV lights.
For besides the prescribed military
duties, it xvu well understood that gen
eral muster day, being reckoned among
the (fiY. won in' civil laxv, iilVorded the
people a convenient opportunity for
.settling all the standing accounts, leal-
otisies, rivalries, quarrels, horse trades,
and sxvlndlcs of the current year, after
their own fashion; and tlie solution of
these ditlloultios bv w liisky and judicial
combat xvas considered quite a satis
factory -is a resort to lawyers, and far
more economical. For all in all, it xvu
a day worthy ol six months eager tin
tlcip'ition mid six months of pleasant
remembrance. cu'ut's Mmjuzinc.
Liberty 1 a priceless jewel of the
Working Is tho acquiring of knowl
edge. Humility i tho mother of contentment.
He lively, hut not light; solid, but not
Keep good principles, and they xvlll
Try to get good, and you are sure to
A page digested is belter than a vol-
iillh Is in Un
The voice of loy and In
dwelling of tlie righteous.
There is always room for a man of
force, ami ho makes room for many.
We would willingly have others per
fect, and yet xve amend not our own
lie who thinks he can do without oth
ers is mistaken; lie who thinks others
cannot do without him is still more
.Inliii Wesley says: "Got all you can
without hurting "your soul, "body or
neighbor; save all you can and gixe all
vou can; be glad to give ami ready to
Each man and xvomnn xvas sent into
the world not to bo like somebody else,
but to do Ids own work and bear his
own burden, precisely tlie one xvoik
xvhich God bus given liim, and xvhich
can never lie given to or done by any
Ant Wars in South Africa.
Mr. F. E. Colonso xvrites to Xutiirr,
from Miiril.burg: "I noticed ono morn
ing (hut along tlio bottom of the front
xvull of my house, on tlie vcrutidu, there
luyuipiuntity of rcdilish-hroxvu powder;
there xxa enough to till a eolVeo-oup.
on looking closer I saxv that it was made
up of small ami larger fragment xvhich
glistened, nml mi inspecting some in
my bund they turned out to be tlio
bonds, logs, trunks, etc., of countless
ants. A number of these animals wors
still on the xvull above, and my atten
tion being nov arrested, I watched them,
ami saw that they xvere contributing to
tlio carnage benentli. 1 Ins soeoics oi
ant is a small, comparatively harmless
one, the chief sin of which Is that it
make its way to every species of food
ami sxvarms on it. As is usual xvith
nuts, the general body of insects is ac
companied by larger individual, xvhich
arc provided xvith heads and jaxvs quite
disproportionate to their bodies, and
xvith these jaxvs they do all the cutting
up. Among tho nuts on the wall tlieie
xvas a largo sprinkling of these "sol
dier ants,' ami the whole community
seemed to be bent on destroying them.
The proportion of lieax y-juwed to ordi
nary ant xvas about one to ten. I saxv
a group of little one fastening on to a
big nut, xvhich made desperate etl'orts to
release itself. At lirst tlio big one bit
several lift to ones in txvo, and the parts
dropped down from the xvull; but after
a xvliile tlie little ones .severed all the
legs of the big one. and finally got on
his back and cut him in two. The
"roup then dropped down to sxvcll the
mass bcloxv. Similar scene xxero en
acted olsoxvhero on the wall. The com
mencement of one combat xvas as fol
low: A lug ant xvulkeil along till it
met another one. and the two shook
autciimu. .lust then u little one o!ed
hold of the hind leg of one of these big
ones. Neither look any notice, but con
tinued a rapid oonvcr.sution. Suddenly
other siunll ones came up, when the big
one, xxlioe leg xvas grabbed, turned fu
riously on the little one and seized him
bx tlie middle. This could not be done
until the big one hud doubled hiuiselt
up; a soon us ne nun noni m ...s sumo
antagonist lie lifted him in the air and
snapped him in txvo. Meanwhile all
the big one's legs had been seized by
the little ones, ami tlie party seemed to
turn oxer and over, little bits tumbling
down, noxv a leg, now half an nut. till
the big ono xvu vanquished. The tint
U most assuredly subject to passions.
Tliexvav in which the big mil turned on
tlie little one xvas singularly liniicaiivo
of ni"o. Tlie determined manner in
wlileiriie laid hold of the little one was
onltn human. If I had hail u magnify-
xoti ilrink!' t apt. wrogoii' nj.
my dear?" Nice little girl. "Hecium
ma say s you ilrink like a llsh."
"Hi'liiida," said Clarissii, "why Is a
kiss like that sewing machine of yours?"
"Oh, I don't know Don't bother me."
"I'll tell you why. It's because it
seems so good." Clarissa is going to
hi' married next week.
"Si.oukiiiL' of the ilill'erent kinds of
taxes," queried thotouehor. "wliatkind
is it where w liisky is taxed?" "I
know," said oiii' box, holding up ids
hand. "Well, what'is i'" "Sin tux,"
shouted tlie young grammarian.
Professor "Can vou inultildv to
gether concrete niiiiihers?" The clu-s
are uncertain. Professor "What xvill
be tin- product of live apples multiplied
In six potatoes?" Freshman (triumph
D'mI xou over dabble in Mocks?"
askeil uliwxcrof a witness who xvas
known to hi.vlled from his iiatlxcl-iud
and to tins asylum of tho free. "Well,
yes, I got my foot in 'em once, in the
old country,' xvus the reply.
Motln r -"So you enjoyed your xvulk.
Kate. Del xoti go all that distance
alone?" Daughter "Ob. yes, mamma,
quite alone." Heastly brother "Then
how is it, Kit. ou lookout an timhiolla
ami brought back a xvalking stick?"
"What," asked Professor Miller of
tlio .smart bail bov in the history class.
"what did the Pilgrim Fathers lirst do
after landing at Plymouth Hock?"
"Licked a iiiickiuan,"rclicil tho smart
bad boy, xvlio xvont to Niagara xvith his
patents last vacation.
A I'lothor ha excited public curiosity
by having a lurgc apple painted on his
sign. When asked for an explanation,
he inquired: "If it hadn't been for an
apple, xvliero would tin' ready-made
clolliiiig stores be to-ilay?"
Two (ioniums met in Sun Francisco
recently. After nll'cctioualo greetings
tho following iliuloguo ensued: "roll
you said you hot arrived?" "Yester
day." "You came dot Horn around?"
"No," "Oh! I see; you come dot
Isthmus across?" "No." Den you
lu'f not arrived." "(Hi. yes! I have
affixed. 1 come dot Mexico through."
A Troy inventor xvill shortly take out
a patentfor a cutuphono. Hy means of
xviri's stretched along back-yard fences
and house-tops ho couxcys, xvith the aid
of some simple machinery, all concate
nated caterxvauls into an air-tight bar
rel. Hy another simple contrivance
the sound in tho barrel can lie com
pressed, uml cull be used in q uuiitlties
for lire ami burglar alarms. The inven
tor predict that ho xvill give to the
hoys something that xvill make Home
howl, in place of dangerous tire-cracker
for Fourth of duly celeb rations. For
blasting rock, hos'ay. it is just tlie
iug glass, tlie
scene would have been
Coined moiiov xvti known among the
Chinese in tlie eleventh century before
Toy at the World's Fair.
John Thomas, the Paris correspond
out of the Nexv York OVd.nc, describe
the toy department of the World's
Fair: ""Hut xvlicn to-day I saw the mil
lions ami million ami lot uml cords of
toy fish here, us big as California sal
mon, xvhich xvould .swim in a tub of xva
ti'r as well as anx livelish xvlicn wound
up by a key xvliicii xvent into their bucks;
xvlicn l sinv uio real my locomomos
and sti'iuubout which It. id real machin
ery and went with real Mount; xx hen 1
saxv tlie toy balloons, some of them
imiile in the shape of a mail, ami us big
u n real miiti, which you could hold
while lie went ill) in tlie air and flouted
ami bloated in the cloud on hi back;
w lien 1 saw a toy girl in a bathing dress,
about half a hitig a your arm, in a
tub of xvntcr swimming nrouiul just as
well anil a groat deal better thuu many
lixegirls. for she struck out with her
arm and kicked xvith her legs just a
natural as life and xvoiiud up like the
swimming 1 1 -h . bv a key that started
sonic hidden machinery in the small of
her back, which went until she ran
iioxvu, ami men sue miaicii uiouini
loose; she could sxvim on her back, too,
xvheu you turned her over. 1 say, w hen
I saw'all those things and u great many
more that never xvere heard ot or
made at all xvlicn 1 xvu a boy -when
we had little tops, old clay marbles,
corn-cob, clam-shells, and sand hills
to plav witli 1 felt sorry that I hadn't
put otV being born until a little later in
life, that l might have had some of these
toy to play xvith."
Sut 1'tlt One cup of iugr, half a
cm, of water, h.ilf acupof butter, three
' ...... .....M.nf.il. of baklllg tOW-
,1-r. two cups of Hour, and one cup ol
Crrnm '" - For a largo pie. two
...fg. a tablfMSnful of Hour, tno t.v
b?MMiiM)nfuls of "Ugiir (or more If Hkr
sweob-r). alittli' uutineg and alt; till
up with cream.
ILI, t.lntul VirO.1. Olio CUP of
Mtgur. three eggs, three Uiblo-pooiifiils
ot molted butter or lard, olio cuo of
iur milk, oiietcuspootiful of siilerutus;
stir in Hour to make a still" bitter; drop
in siMioiifiils in hot fut.Huld.ih I rank
tin. WoMtielil. Wi.
llnlter I't.. -Von rich. Take a piece
f in.- butter, not 'too salt, large a a
hen's egg: twit-third- ol a cup of -ugar,
one cup of sweet cream, one iublepoi)ii
ful of Hour. Mir butter, sugar, and
ib.ur to'clher: then stir In the cream;
add nutmeg, if liked: pour into a ertit;
put crust in strip across the top: bake
until slightly browned.
hr-iilint I'ml'Ii ii;. Take slices of
stale bread, butter them, put a layer in
tlio bottom of a pi ilill igilish. ''M '
(uxor of pie-plant, plenty of sugar, ami
a little nutmeg; ilo so until the diMi Is
full, having bread on the top; don t bo
too spuing of the butter, put in about
two cups of xvater. more or less, accord
ing to tlie size of your pudding-dish; it
uiiist not be too 'dry nor too juicy;
eoxcr with an earthen plate, and bake
thrco.quuitors of an limn in a brisk
Line with the Find Kniplre.
Mine, i'attersoiillonapartc, a-sue is
cotnuionlx called i not too old - she is
about K -to defend her rights. Judging
bv the fact that she lecetitly appeared
as plaint HV in a lawsuit in her native
ojty of H.illimore. Standing by her
ri"'hts is something she husiilxxuvs done;
her mm illigness to relinquish any pun
of tlicui huxiiig rendered her historic.
(I is more than 71 years ago that she
accepted the hand of .leionio lloiiupart
during his xi-it to tlie i'niled State-, and
wa- married at once by the Hihop of
Hallimore, .lolui Carroll, brother of
Charles Carroll of Currolltou. Jerome
remained in the country a year, visiting
Mirimis cities with hi- wife, and eni
uiuking for i.uropc in the Spring. ( 1mi.')
arming safclv at Lisbon. Tho news
of the marriage wa any thing but pleas
ant news u llu Napoleon. partly because
hi brother had taken u xvife without
consulting him, and partly because he
hud more ambitious xioxx for his fam
ily. Consequently, lie refused to rec
ognize tlie Amerfoati union, and for
bade tlio couple to land at any port un
der French authority. Jerome parted
from hi xvilo xvith grout tenderness ut
Lisbon, to hurrv to Pari, hoping to
change the resolution of the Emperor,
and ordering the vessel to sail to Am
sterdam, (teaching tlieie Mine. Hona
parlo xvu not allowed to quit tlio ship,
ami so she xvus oniigcu in go io r.ni.um.
She made her residence ntCaml.cnvull,
near London, and in the following July
gave bill Ii to a son. Jerome Napoleon
Homiparte. She never siw her husband
after his leaving her at Lisbon, except
once many years after xvlicn hc met
him accidentally, xvithoitt -peaking, ill
the picture gallery of tho l'ltti. in Flor
ence. Jerome, originally much in love
xvith her tried in vain" to soften his
imperial brother, and xvu Hnullx com
pelled to xved the Princess Fredrica
Catherine, of Wiirtemlierg. Napoleon
labored hard to induce Pope Pius VII.
to declare Jerome' Hist marriage null
and void; but the PniitilV stubbornly do
dined. Mine. Pattersoii-Honuparte has
spent most of the last .r() years in Halti
1 , .i ..t
more in mo omjoxiiicui oi iimuiu.oo
means and in an intense admiration of
tlie Napoleon tribe, notwithstanding
their outrageous treatment of her. She
was a most enthusiastic adxocate of the
Emperor xvhilo he lived, and lias alxxuv
cherished, and still cherishes the hope,
it is said, that some one of her descend
ants xvill ascend the throne of Franco.
Good corn can only bo produced by
plenty of good timely work. Work it
thoroughly and often, early and late
till ready to lay by. Don't let the weeds
got any footliolil. Tlio greater the
drouth tho more cultivators should run
No animals, unless well fed at all
times, can glx'o a constant (return for
tho fond consumed, and iicA pasture is
stifo from injury by ovcrMoodlng If
overrun In dry xx'oathor by la herd of
poor, hungry animals.
Over 2.1)00 farmers in Maine havo
taken hold of the beet sugar enterprise
and uro raising this root for tlie factory
in that State.
Don't let the grass get too rlpo before
beginning to cut for hay. Don't let It
be exposed to tho sun too long. Put It
in cocks to cure. Put it in good stacks,
or under shelter, as soon' as cured.
Don't let the storms bleach all the sub
stance out of it.
A Nebraska farmer claims to have
made GOO pounds of bright sugar and
l.V.) gallons of author syrup from txvo'
acres of cane. Tho seed planted xvas
of tho early amber variety. The sugar
xvas obtained by hanging the thick
syrup In cofleo sacks after it began to
w Orleans is built upon it forest of
cypres trees, for uw in-i ui"... ".
is the foundation. Hows upon rows of
the stumps to the express are found ly
ln' over each other, siiper-iinposcd,
each of xvhich layer it is calculated has
required a thousand year to form.
Tho Department of Agriculture an
nounces that tlio climate and soil of
Florida, Lower California, and portions
of Texas are well adapted to tho growth
f tin, KiiiVee iilaut. Groat xvarnith of
climate is not essential to its develop
ment. It thrives best In regions where
extremes of heat ml cold are not ox-,,.,1-i.mm.d.
Iii Lower California and
Florida, wild ootVeo, xvith many charac
teristics of tho cultivated plant, Is very
abundant. Tlio importations of cofleo
into the United States during 1870 xvere
noarlv fltO.000,000 pounds, at a cost of
The Empire of Japan is ntiiilo up of
The total number of tloxvcrljig plants
and ferns In tlio tropical regions is very-
largo, perhaps a high as -lO.ltH) to 50,-
The Hntish Empire has 2.1(5.000,000
inhabitants; the Huslan Empire 6(5,
000,000; the French ll.BOO.OOOj tho Ol-
A a corn growing state, icnneeo
ranks sixth. Tlio average annual pi
duction of this great cereal is from -i
000,000 to M.UUU.QPU U'liUiois.
It U said that there aro 8,000,000 pu
pils enrolled In tho nubile schools of
the United States. The average dally
attendance Is 4,500,000. The estimated
population botxvi'fii six and sixteen
years of ago Is 10,500,000.
A Peculiarity of the Human Mind.
There appears to be a peculiar ten
dency in the human mind to cling to
custom and practices having an an
cient origin, notwithstanding the fad
that the teaching:, of science and tho
march of events would cause one to be
lieve that tilings having an ancient ori-
.gin siioiuu no rcgariieu xviiuiuu uiuiosi,
suspicion, and nexer accepted unless
tliex xvill bear the most . scrutinizing ex
amination. Why, tlio monarchical form
of government xvas of ancient origin,
ami even to day a large portion of tlio
inhabitants of tlie eastern continent be
lieve in tlie dixiuo right of a king to rule
over the people and take from them
xvliatsoever no xvill to maintain hiin-elf
in luxury. Education, .science, and thu
march of event ha taught its to be
lieve dill'erently; aye, to knoxv dill'erent
ly. Anciently human slavery hud it ori
gin. Anciently xvoinen xvere kept in a
condition of complete serxitudo, and
wore regarded as little better than
brutes, except as objects for the gratifi
cation of the lustful passion of avari
cious and unfeeling men. How utterly
do xve despise these ancient custom
xvheu xve haw once broken axvuy from
them. How xvu loathe them. 'We al
most hate the people xvlio believed in
Noxv thi question of a metallic ''jim
for money come. up by force of circum
stances for the especial consideration of
tlio American people. Like the slavery
question it is forced upon us. Tho de
fenders of it, a did the defender of
human slavery plead ll ancient origin
u one of its chief claim for a continu
ance in uo, and strange to say, xve Hud
men, influenced by this peculiar tenden
cy of the human mind referred to, xvlio
are xvilling to aeeeptthi claim xvithout
investigation. This should not be done.
The mind should bo divested of all pre
judice xvhich may attaeli to this ques
tion, and then tlie investigation should
bo made. This will result almost Inva
riably in enabling the intelligent mind
kto seo clearly that the metallic basis
ry lias been a rank onouiv to pro-
ss and civilization, has caused nioro
ring anil crime m this .world than
t anything else xve euiiMhink of,
out to bo ranked along vvitti ties-
ami human slavery at folics ot
ism. ImlUmajwlis Sun.
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