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The Calhoun Times, Volume I. THE CALHOUN TIMES. OFFICE OVtR J. H. AfTTHOB**, WAILROAO STREET■ Terms of Subscription. v..r : : : $2.00 One * ear • * 1 nr Six Months : : : : • Kates of Advertising. vXlWrg I 1 Mo. | » »os. 6 Mob. 1 year. | $5.00 #9.00 $15.00 $25. (X) I* - u 8.00 12.00 25.00 40.00 Uolumn 10.00 18.00 35.00 45.00 “ 18.00 30.00 50.00 75.00 1 “ I SO- 00 50.00 75.00 140.00 All subscriptions are payable strictly in (k ltance; and at the expiration of the time for which payment is made, unless prc tiously renewed, the name of the subscriber will be stricken from our books. For each square of ten lines or less, for the first insertion, sl, and for each subsequent insertion, fifty cents. Ten lines of solid Hrerier, or its equivalent in space, make a cash, before or on demand after lh<* first insertion. Advertisements under the head of “ Special Notices,” twenty cents per line for first in *. rtion, anti ten cents each sebsequent inser- All communications on matters of public interest will meet with prompt attention, and concise letters on general subjects are re npectfully solicited from all parts of the country. kailkoads. Western St Atlantic. SIGHT PASSKNOKII TRAIN—OPT WARD. Lore Atlanta -7-00 P. *• Arrive at Calhoun A. M. Arrive at Chattanooga 88U A - “ DAT PASSENGER TRAIN—OUTWARD. Leave Atlanta ® 1 * * * Arrive at Calhoun Arrive at Chattanooga 4.20 P. m. ACCOROD TION TRAIN —OUTWARD. Leave Atlanta P u. Arrive at Dalton 3 - 30 p “■ NIGHT PASSENGER TRAIN—INWARD. Leave Chattanooga -7-50 P. M. Arrive at Calhoun 1-44 P. u. Arrive at Atlanta 4 14 A. m. DAT PABBKNOKR TRAIN —INWARD. Leave Chattanoo/a 7 00 a. m. Arrive at Calhoun 10 2J a. m. Arrive at Atlanta P- «• ACCOMODATION TRAIN INWARD. Leave Dalton 200 p m Arrive at Atlanta 2.00 A. M. Georgia Kailroiul. DAT PASSENGER TRAIN. Leave Augusta. 7.15 A. m. Leave Atlanta. * 00 A. M. Ariive at Augusta. 5-45 P. m. Arrive at Atlanta. 7 10 P. m. NIGHT PASSENGER AMD MAIL TRAIN. Leave Augusta. 2.50 p. m. Leave Atlanta 5.45 p. M. Arrive at Augusta. 4.00 A. M. Arrive at At antu. 8-00 A. M. Macon & Western. 4k DAT PASSENGER TRAIN. Atlanta. 7.55 a. m. Arrive at Mucon. 1.4" p. m. I#ave Macon. 7.55 a. m Arrire at Atlanta. 2.20 r. m. NIGHT EXPRESS PASSENGER TRAIN. I.eave Atlanta 7.18 P. m. Arrive at Macon 8 23 A M. Leave Macon 8.50 p. m. A-rive at Atlan’a 4.46 A M. Koine Kailroad. DAT TRAIN. Leave Rome 10.00 a m. Arrive at Kingston 11.30 a. m. Leave Kingston 1.00 p. m. arrive at Rome 2.30 p u. Connecting at Rome with aecom<>da’ion trains on Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad, und at Kingston with up und down trains Western and Atlantic Railroad. NIGHT TRAIN. lieave Rome 9 30 p m. Arrive at Kingston Hi 45 p m. Leave Kingston 11.10 P m, Arrive at Rome 12 25 p. m. Connecting at Rome ' ith through night trains on Selma, Rome and Dalton R ilroad, and at Kingston with night trains on Western and Atlantic Uailro:,d >o Chattanooga and from and to Atlanta. Selma, Koine & Dalton. PASSENGER TRAIN*. Lrave Selma 9.80 a. m. Arrive at Rome 8 55 r u A-rive at Dalton 11.50 p m. ACCOM MOPATIOM TR AIN. Leave Rome 4.45 p m. Arrive at R me 12.30 p. M. tears Dalton lu.oo a. m. The accommodation ’rain runs from Rome to Jacksonville rlailv, Sundays excepted The ihrough passenger iraiD only will be run on Sunday. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. W. 8. JOHNSON, Attorney At Lntv, CALHOUN, GEORGIA. NjT* Office in Southeast corner of the rt,, rl House. P 1 tf^ ■ c - FAIS - JOS. m’cONNELL. fain and McConnell, Vttomeys at Law, CALHOUN, GEORGIA. Office in the Court House. H 1 ts R. M. TARVKK Attorney at Law, CALM0UN. ; GEORGIA. Office in the Court House. Au g 11 1 ts w. J. CANTRELL, Attorney At Law. Calhoun, Georgia. \Y ILL Practice in the Cherokee Circuit ,Ji Dis,rict Court, Northern Dis „r '* .."‘ or g la ’ ( at Atlanta); and in the Su- L c Court of *hc State of Georgia. K. J. KIKER, attorney IL.** w , 1 CALHOUN , GEORGIA. 9 \i'ru , at lhf old Sland 0 - f CantTdl $ Hiker.] cour, , s » f ">«■ "rei t an.t ,t ft Bu P rerae Court of I «rXn’ta 1)1 LmleJ S, “ 1 '-- 8 nitric. Court —-■ ’ ; augl97oly RUFE WALDO THORNTON deivti^x, p auioun, - n , ’ • G, » igia. T ANKFULforWr patronage solicits o* lnuHnce of the «*«ne. g Boar, Barrett & Co’s. sep i s I>rintin g "eatlj executed her*. Calhoun Advertisements. New Management! CALHOUNHOTEL E. R. SASSEEN, [ Formerly of Atlanta, Ga.] RESPECTFULLY announces to the travel ling public, that he has refurnished and refitted the above hotel, and is now ready to accommodate all who may stop with him. Rates moderate; and table furnished with the best the market affords. Calhoun, Ga., August 19th, 1870 —ts j 7 and. tjnsley. WATCH-MAKER AND JEWELER, CALHOUN, : : : : GEORGIA. 0 ALL styles of Clocks, Watches aud Jewelry neatly repaired and warranted. augl9’7otf CALHOUN SALE AND LIVERY STABLE! o G. R. BOAZ, KEEPS FINE STOCK, and Vehicles to correspond, and is at all times pre pared to furnish any kind of Conveyance, AT VERY LOW RATES FOR CASH. Stock bought und sold on reasonable terms. aull,tf J. H. ARTHUR, DEALER IN STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS, Cutlery, Notions &c. Also keeps constantly on hand a choice stock of FAMILY GROCERIES, In all of which purchasers are offered in ducements to buy. Aug 11 1 6m BALLEW & MARSHALL. DEALERS IN FAMILY GROCERIES, LIQUORS, <*3o. Always on hand a good supply of BACON, LARD, ELOUR, MEAL, SUGAR, COFFEE, RICE, CIGARS, TOBACCO, CONFECTIONERIES, And, in fact, a full and complete assortmen of Staple and Fancy Groceries. We also keep one of the best Stocks of Wines and Liquors in this part of the country. If yon want good, fresh Groceries, or Fine Old Whiskies, Brandies, or Wines, give us a call. aull,3m W. W 7 It LAS IN GAM E, Main Street, next door to H. C. Hunt, CALHOUN, GA. Dealer in Foreign and Domestic WINES & LIQUORS, CIGARS, TOBACCO, CONFECTIONERIES, &c. ALWAYS Oil hand Superior old fashioned CORN and RYE WHISKEY, Pure, Cognac Brandy, Sherry, Madeira and Port WINES, expressly for medicinal purposes. Pure Old Peach, Apple and Blackberry Brandies always on hand. Give me a call if you want Good Liquors. One complete set of BAR FURNI- T URE for sale. aul 1,3 m WHEAT GONE UP! LOOK OTJT! T PROPOSE to give $1.20 per bushel for 1 White Wheat, and sl.lO for Red Wheat, when taken in payment of any accounts due on my books. Let those who owe me now. bring on their Wheat and get good prices far it. M. H. JACKSON. Calhoun, Ga., October 6. 1870—ts BETTERTON. FOR© & Cos., WHOLESALE DEALERS IN BRAMIIES, WHlSklliS, Wines, Tobaccos, Cigars, Ac., No. 209 , MARKET ST., No. 209. CHATTANOOGA, TENN. oct 13,1870-1 y J. H. CAVAN, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN Fine Wines, Liquors & Cigars, No. 11 Granite Block, Broad Street, - ATLANTA, GA. AGENT FOR THE SALE OF THE Celebrated Cincinnati LAGER BEER and ALE sept 29 For the State of Georgia. om o 7 11. & A. W. FORCE, SIGN OF THE BIG IRON BOOT, Whitehall Street, : : : Atlanta, Ga. BOOTS. Shoes and Trunks, a complete Stock and new Goods arriving daily! Gents’ Bno*s and Shoes, of the best makes. Ladies’ Shoe* of a’l kinds. Boys, Misses and Children’s Shoes of every grade and make. We art prepared to offer inducements to v* holesale Trade. sept2-,70-ly Two River Farms For Sale. ONE, two and a half miles north of Resaca, on the W. & A, R. R.—containing about 500 acres—two settlements. One, one and a half miles north-east of Re saca—containing 160 acres. Will be sold at a bargain if early applica tion is made to J. H. BARNETT. sept2’7o-3m Resaca, Ga. Great stir in town about E F. B C GA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1870. PO ETR Y. wishinoT* Os all amusements for the mind, From logic down to fishing. There isn’t one that you can find So very cheap as "wishing.” Avery choice diversion, too, If we but rightly use it, And not, as we are apt to do, Pervert it, and abuse it. I wish—a common wish indeed— My purse was somewhat fatter, That I might cheer the child of need, And not my pride to flatter. That I might make oppression reel, As only gold can make it, And brake the Tyrant’s rod of steel, As only gold can break it. I wish—that Sympathy and Love, And every human passion, That has its origin above, Could come and keep in fashion: That Scorn, and Jealousy, and Hate, And every base emotion, Were buried fifty fathoms deep, Beneath the waves of ocean! I wish—that modest worth might be Appraised by truth and candor; I wish that innocence were free From treachery and slander; I wish that men their vows would mind; That women ne’er were rovers; I wish that wives were always kind, And husbands always lovers. “She Works for a Living/’ Commend us to the girl of whom it is sneeringly said, “ She works for a living.” In her we are always sure to find elements of a true woman—a real lady. True, we are not prepared to see a mincing step, a haughty lip, a fash ionable dress, or hear a splendid string of nonsense about balls and young men, or the new and next party —no, no; but we are prepared to hear the sound words of good sense, language becoming a woman; a neat dress, a mild brow, and to witness movements that would not disgrace an angel. You who are looking for wives and companions, turn from the fashionable, haughty girls, and select one of those who work for a living, and never—our word for it—will you repent your choice. You want a substantial friend, and not a help eat —a counsellor, and not a sim pleton. You may not be able to carry a piano into your house, but you can buy a sewing machine or a set of knit ting needles. If you cannot purchase every new novel, you may be able to take some valuable paper. If you can not buy a ticket for the ball, you can visit some afflicted neighbor. Be careful, then, when you look for companions and when you choose. We know many a foolish man, who. instead of selecting an industrious and prudent woman for a wife, took one from the fashionable stock, and is now lamenting his folly in dust and ashes. He ran into the fire with his eyes wide open, and who but himself is to blame for it ? The time was when the ladies went out visiting and took their work with them. This is the reason why we had such excellent mothers. How singular would a gay woman look in a fashion able circle darning her father’s stock ing? Would not her companions laugh at her ? And yet such a woman would be a prize to somebody. Blessed is the man who chooses for his wife one from the despised girls “ who w’ork for a liv ing.” About Marrying Too Young.— Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton says: “ Girls do not reach their maturity until twenty-five; yet at sixteen they are wives and mothers all over the land, robbed of all the rights and freedom of childhood in marriage, crippled in growth and development, the vital forces needed to build up a vigorous and healthy womanhood are sapped and perverted from their legitimate chan nels in the premature office of produc tion. When the body is over-taxed, the mind loses its tone, and settles down in a gloomy discontent that enfeebles the whole moral being. The feeble mother brings forth feeble sons; the sad mother, those with morbid appetites. The constant demand of stimulants among men is the result of the morbid conditions of these mothers. Healthy, happy, vigorous womanhood would do more for the cause of temperance than any prohibitory or license laws possibly can. When woman, by the observance of the laws of life and health is restored to her normal condition, maternity will not be a period of weakness, but of added power. With that high prepara tion of body and soul to which I have referred, men and woman of sound mind and body, drawm together by the senti ments of affection, might calculate w T ith certainty on a happy home, with happy children gathering round their fireside.” A gentleman told his servant to haul away a great heap of rubbish in his back-yard. The servant objected that it could not be emptied anywhere within the city limits. “ Then dig a trench and bury it.” “ But, sir. where shall I put the earth that comes out of the trench?” “Stupid! can’t you make it big enough to hold both ?” The Danbury, Conn. “ News ” of a recent date says: “ Sunday being a balmy day, the styles were brought out. The most richly dressed lady we saw is the wife of a man who has owed this office thirteen dollars for nearly three years. He says he cannot raise the money, and we believe him.” Tiie sweetest cheek is that which ’ never blushed. What is it? Pig’s? MISCELLANY. The Man with Twenty Wives. A MORMAN ROMANCE. CHAPTER I. —THE MORMAN’s DEPART URE. The morning on which Reginald Gloverson was to leave Great Salt Lake City with a mule train, dawned beauti fully. Reginald Gloverson was a young and thrifty Mormon, with an interesting family of twenty young and handsome wives. His unions had never been blessed with children. As often as once a year he used to go to Omaha, in Nebraska, with a mule train for goods; but al though he had performed the rather perilous journey many times with entire safety, his heart was strangely sad on this particular morning, and filled with gloomy forebodings. The time of his departure had arrived —the high-spirited mules were at the door, impatiently champing their bits. The Mormon stood sadly among his weeping wives. “Dearest ones,” he said, “ I am sin gularly sad at heart this morning; but do not let this depress you. The jour ney is a perilous one but—pshaw! I have always come back safely heretofore, and why should I fear? Besides, I know that every night, as I lay down on the broad starlit prairie, your bright faces will come to me in my dreams and make my slumber sweet and gentle.— You, Flmily, with your mild blue eyes; and you, Henrietta, with your splendid black hair; and you, Nelly, with your hair so brightly, beautifully, golden; and you, Mollie, with your cheeks so downy; and you, Betsy, with your— with your—that is to say, Susan, with your —and the other thirteen of you, each so good and beautiful, will come to me in sweet dreams, will you not dear estists ?” “ Our own,” they lovingly chimed, “ we will!” “And so farewell!” cried Reginald. “ Come to my arms, my own !” he said, “ that is, as many of you as can do it conveniently at once, for I must away.” He folded several of them to his throbbing breast and drove sadly away. But he had not gone far when the trace of the off-hind mules became un hitched. dismounting, he essayed to adjust the trace; but ere he had fairly commenced the task the mule, a singu larly refractory animal, snorted wildly and kicked Reginald frightfully in the stomach. He arose with difficulty and tottered feebly towards his mother’s house which was near by. falling dead in her yard, with the remark, “ Dear mother I’ve come home to die!” “So I see,’ she said; “ where’s the mules ?” Alas ! Reginald Gloverson could give no answer. In vain the heart-stricken mother threw herself upon his inanimate form, crying, “Oh, my son—my son ! only tell me where the mules are, and then you may die if you want to.” In vain—in vain! Reginald had passed on. CHAP. II. —FUNERAL TRAPPINGS. The mules were never found Reginald’s heart-broken mother took the body home to her unfortunate son’s widows. But before her arrival, she indiscreetly sent a boy to burst the news, gently to the afflicted wives, which he did by informing them, in a hoarse-whisper, that their “ old man had gone in.” The wives felt very badly indeed. “He was devoted to me,” sobbed Emily. “And to me,” said Maria. “ Yes,” said Emily, “ he thought con siderably of you, but not so much as he did of me.” “ I say he did !” “And 1 say he didn't!” “ He did 1” “ He didn’t!” “ Don't look at me. with your squint %>y eyes I “ Don’t shake your red head at me!” “ Sisters, said the black haired Hen rietta. “ cease this unseemly wrangling. I, as his first wife, shall strew flowers on his grave.” “No you won’t.” said Susan. “I, as his last wife, shall strew flowers on his grave. It’s my business to strew.” “You shan’t —so there!’ said Hen rietta. “ You bet I will,” said Susan, with a tear-suffused cheek. “ Well, as for me.” said the practical Betsy. “ I ain’t on the strew, much, but I shall ride at the head of the fu neral procession.” “ Not if I’ve been introduced to my self you won’t,” said the golden-haired Nelly, “that’s my position. You bet your b nnct strings it is.” “ Children.” said Reginald’s mother, “ you must do some crying, you know, on the day of the funeral; and how many pockethandkerehers will it take to go round ? Betsy, you and Nelly ought to make one do between you.” “ I’ll tear her eyes out if she perpe tuates a sob on my handkercher !” said Nelly. “ Dear daughters-in-law,” said Regi nald’s mother, “ how unseemly is this anger. Mules is five hundred dollars a span and every identical mule of my poor boy has been gobbled up by the red men. I knew when my Reginald staggered into the door-yard that he was on the Die, but if I’d only thunk to ask him about them mules ere his gentle spirit took its flight, it would have been four thousand dollars in our pockets, and no mistake. Excuse those real tears, but you’ve never felt a parent’s feelings.” “ It’s an oversight,” sobbed Maria. “ Do not blame us!” CHAP. 111. DUST TO DUST. The funeral passed off in a very pleas ant manner, nothing occurring to mar the harmony of the occasion. By a happy thought of Reginald’s mother, the wives walked to the grave twenty abreast, which reudered that part of the ceremony thoroughly impartial. That night the twenty wives with heavy hearts sought their twenty re spective couches. In another house, not many leagues from the house of mourning, a gray haired woman was weeping passionately. “ He died,” she cried, “ he died with out signerfying, in any respect, where them mules went to!” CHAP. IV. —MARRIED AGAIN. Two years elapse between the third and fourth chapters. A manly Mormon one evening, as the sun was preparing to set among a select assortment of gold and crimson clouds in the western hori zon—although for that matter the sun has a right to “set ” where it wants to, and so, I may add, has a hen —a manly Mormon, I say, Lipped gently at the dour of the mansion of the late Reginald Gloverson. The door was opened by Mrs. Susan Gloverson. “Is this the house of the widow Gloverson ?” the Mormon asked, “It is,” said Susan. “ And how many is there of she ?” inquired the Mormon. “ There is about twenty of her, in cluding me,” returned Susan. “ Can I see her ?” “ You can.” “ Madam.” he softly said, addressing the twenty disconsolate widows, “ I have seen part of you before. And although I’ve already twenty-five wives, whom I respect and tenderly care for, I can truly say that I never felt love’s holy thrill till I saw thee! Be mine! be mine !” he enthusiastically cried, “ and we will show thg world a striking illus tration of the beauty and truth of the noble lines, only a good deal more so— “ Twenty-one souls with a single thought. Twenty-one hearts that beat as one. “ They were united —they were.” A Spiritual Mystery. A Lady Followed Ten Years by the Spirit of a Little Girl. Another of those inexplicable myster ies which, so far, have defied the inge nuity of man to solve, has just come to light in the former county seat of Craw ford county, Fredonia. For about ten years past a lady resi ding in the place mentioned above, had, for a companion, a spirit child five or six years old,which attends her where ever she goes, and has been seen by nearly every resident of Fredonia atone time or another, following close in the wake of the lady in question. It has be come a common expression when the little form is seen following the one whom she seems destined to guard through life that “here goes B —’s little girl.” The lady who is constant ly follawed by this little phantom has become accustomed to its presence, and exhibits no alarm or uneasiness when it is observed near her. Frequent attempts have been made to capture the mysteri ous little visitor, but when the hands would seem to be about coming into con tact with the form it would suddenly melt away and become invisible. Only once has it been seen in any oth er place than following the lady alluded to, and that was a short time after the close of the war. A gentleman had just returned home from the army, and w'ith his wife and child w T ere occupying a room ip the house of tho haunted la dy. They had retired and lighted a lamp, and he was in conversation with his wife, when he heard the pit-a-pat of ,i child's feet on the floor near the bed. Looking in the direction of the sound, he observed a little girl walking towards the stairway Naturally supposing that it was his own child that had got out of bed some way, he sprang up and follow ed the form down the stairs, at the same time calling it to return. His wife, noticing his movements, asked him what he was d>ing. lie re plied that their child was out of bed and going down stairs, and he was try ing to catch it and bring it back. The wife responded that the child was still in bed. which the husband found true on returning to the bed. He told his wife that he certainly saw a child going dwn the steps. She replied that it must have been B ’s little girl, and then told him the circumstances con cerning the mysterious little visitor. A bright light was burning in the room at the time, and as both husband and wife were awake and talking when the child made its appearance, there can be no doubt but that the gentle man saw the apparition; at least, he is willing to make oath to this effect.— Leaveuicorth (Lid.) Independent. A lady on a down train to Springfield, Massachusetts, gave the occupants of the car a surprise last week by presenting her blushing young husband with a son. “Sir,” said the astonished landlady, to a traveler, who had just sent his cup forward for the seventh time, “you must be fond of coffee.” “Yes. madame, I am,” he replied, “or I should never drank so much water to get a little.” It is said that a lady fashionably dressed next winter will look like a mo lasses barrel with a funnel on top, bot tom side up. The hats are to be the shape of a funnel, while the hoops will be the same size all the way. The Story of a French Free mason —Blow his Life was Saved. This present war has been prolific in illustrations ot the value of Freemason ry in dangerous emergencies, and the anecdotes are endless of the lives saved by its means. Among the cart wounded of both nations which arrived from Sedan were two men whose con sideration for each other was so marked as to occasion inquiry. They wore the Prussian and French uniform respec tively, and though neither could under stand a word ot the other's language they shared their rations, and seemed to be interchanging signals of amity all day long. Their story was a very sim ple one. The Prussian, who is an of ficer, and a man of 35 or so, with a stern, graveface,, and a heavy overhang ing moustache, had met the Frenchman, who is at least a dozen years his junior, on the battle field, the latter being sup ported by a couple of comrades. Twice did the wave of the conflict bring these men in contact, and on the last occasion the Prussian, who was badly wounded in the chest, pressed the young Frenchman hard, aud had indeed his sword uplifted to administer the coup de grace, when the latter, who was faint from the loss of blood, made a hasty sign to his victor, which caused the latter to stay his hand. Parley was impossible, both from the exigencies of language and turmoil of battle; and besides, both men lost consciousness and fell at each other’s side. It turned out that the young Frenchman had been a Freemasou a few months before the out break of the war, and that he had in stinctively made the sign by means of which members of the fraternity are taught to ask their brethren for help.— The Prussian was an old Mason, who recognized it instantly, and who as in stinctively paused, and before there was time for consideration both men fainted, away. When consciousness was restor ed they found themselves side by side, and with the dead and dying round them. By a strange coincidence, their wounds were such that each could give the other some slight relief, and the late enemies employed their weary hours, in which they lay disabled and untended, in rendering little kindnesses to each other, and in thus cementing the friend ship which had begun so strangely.— When help came, they petitioned to be permitted to keep together, telling their story with considerable effusiveness to the doctor, who after sour* time came to them on the field. This gentleman, who was not a military surgeon, but a member of the blessed society which dates from Geneva, raised his hands in pleased astonishment at the tale which he heard, and at once showed himself to be a Freemason too; so that three brethren of the mystic tie were to be seen wouderiing over the strange chance which had thrown them together. The wounded men are supremely satisfied at the result, and their story has given them quite a celebrity among their fellow sufferers. At Iges, where the French prisoners were placed after the capitulation of Sedan, and where, it is but too true, they were all but starv ing, some of their numbers contrived to make it known to their captors that they were Masons, and though this was ineffectual in many instances, the sturdy and uninitiated Prussians laughing the Masonic gestures to scorn, wherever it succeeded the men obtained little com forts which were priceless. A stout trooper was seen handing a warm frieze coat to one prisoner, and giving part ol* his rations to another; and explained his conduct to an inquirer with a sheep ish smile, which spoke volumes. “They are my brothers, though I have fought with them; and they are hungry and cold, and must be helped. They would do it for me.” These are mere typical cases. But it is impossible to mix much with the troops, particularly after a battle, without hearing of kindred in stances of Masonic usefulness. [London Tima. Marry ller First. —Many years ago, in what is now a flourishing city, lived a stalwart blacksmith, fond of his pipe and jokes. He was also fond of his blooming daughter, whose many graces had ensnared the effections of a young printer. The couple, after a sea son of billing and cooing. “ engaged themselves,” and nothing but the con sent of the young lady’s parents prevent ing their union. To obtain this, an in terview was arranged, and typo prepar ed a little speech to admonish and con vince the old man, who set enjoying his pipe in perfect content. The typo dilated on the fact of their long friend ship, their mutual attachment, their hopes for the future, and like topics; and taking the daughter by the hand said: “I am now, sir, come to ask your permission to transplant this lovely flower from its parental bed”—but his feelings overcame him, and he forgot the remainder of his oratorical flourish, stammered, and finally wound up with. “ from its parental bed into my own/' The father keenly relished the discom fiture of the suitor, and removing his pipe and blowing a cloud, be replied : “ Well, young man. I don’t know as I have any objection, provided you marry the girl first.” A colored preacher commenting on the passage, “Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves,” said that the mixture should be made in the proportion of a pound of dove to an ounce of serpent. What an astonishing contrast! In the country they blow a horn for dinner. Tn town they take one. Number 14. The Sioux Suq Dance, Ilow l onny Warriors T> *t th'ir Forti tude anti Stoumtn in resist by /Wh* * A Horrible Scene. This festive performance, as practiced among the Sioux, is regarded bv the whites with feelings of horror, and few have the nerve to become spectators of the cruelties which are undergone by the deluded victims. It is a sort of re ligious dance, in which the young braves test their fortitude and stoicism in resist ing pain without wincing. A young officer who witnessed tho sun dance a tew weeks since at the Cheyenne agen cy, seven miles above Fort Sully, on the M issouri river, gives the following ac count : Ihe Indians manifested considerable opposition to having the whites present. hen several officers belonging to the 17th l nited States Infantry, came up, Hed Leat leaped over breast-work of logs and ordered the troops away. After parleying with the Chief some time, tho soldiers fell back and took a position which was not objectionable to the In dians, but whence they would obtain only a partial view of the performance*. There was a large lodge built in the shape of an amphitheatre, with a pole in the centre. The sides and roof were covered with willows, forming a tolera ble screen, but not so dense as to ob struct entirely the view. The perform ances were commenced with chants and incantations, hive young men were brought in and partially stripped, their mothers being present and assisting in the ceremony. Then tho medicineman began his part by cutting slits in the flesh of the young men and taking up the muscles with pincers. The old squaws assisted in lacerating the flesh of the boys with knives. The squaws would at the same time keep up a howl ing, accompanied with a movement to and fro. \\ hen the muscles were lifted out by pincers on the breast, one end of a sort of lariat, or bufalo thong, was tied to the bleeding flesh, while the oth er end was tied to the top of the pole in the centre of the lodge. The first young man. when thus prepared, com menced dancing around the circle in a frantic manner, pulliug with all his weight, so as to stretch out the rope, and by his jerking movements, loosen him self by tearing out the flesh. The young man’s dance was accompanied by a chant by those who were standing around, as sisted by the thumping of a hideous drum to keep the time. The young brave who was undergoing this self-tor ture, finally succeeded in tearing him self loose, and the rope relaxed from its sudden tightness and fell back toward the centre-pole with apiece of the flesh to which it was tied. The victim, who up to this point, did not move a muscle of his face, fell down on the ground, exhausted from the pain, which human weakness could not further conceal. A squaw then rushed in, and l)ore the young brave away. He had undergone the terrible ordeal, and amid the con gratulations of the old men. would be complimented as a warrior of undoubted pluck, and acknowledged prowess. Another of the young men, named Charles, was cut in two places under the shoulder-blade, the flesh was raised with pincers, and thongs tied around the flesh and muscles thus raised. The thongs recahed down below the knees and were tied to the buffalo skulls. With these heavy weights dangling at the ends of the thongs, the young man was requir ed to dance around the circle, to the sound of the drum and chants of the by standers, uutil the skulls became de tached by tearing out the flesh. They continued the performance until one of the skulls broke loose, but the other re mained. The mother of the young mau then rushed into the ring, leading a po ny, and tied one end of the lariat which was around the pony's neck to the skull whick was still fastened to the young man. The latter then followed the po ny round the ring uiuil, nearly exhaust ed, he fell on his face, and the skull was thereby torn out of the flesh. The sufferer's voice grew husky from joining in the chant; he groveled on the ground in violent contortions for a few minutes, and was then removed to the outside of the lodge. A third man had the lariat of the po ny hitched to the raised muscles of his his back, and was dragged in this way several times round the ring, but the force not being sufficient to tare loose from the flesh, the pony was backed up, and a slack being thus taken on the lar iat the pony was urged swiftly forward and the sudden jerk tore the lariat out of the flesh. My informant having seen enough of these horrid performances to satisfy his curiosity, left with his com panions. without waiting to see the dance through. The dance with its bloody orgies lasted three days. The sun dance is not now as frequently prac ticed as in former days, and the ceremo ny will become extinct, only under the reservation syncm. Fayel. A veteran observer says that, not withstanding that whisky is a favorite drink in America, where one man calls for “ Bourbon,” six men call for the “ same.” He concludes that “ the same ” is a favorite drink. — It is reported that the North Ger man Severeigns have been convoked at Versailles to declare King iViiJiam Em peror of Germany. A willow tree was blown down at Paterson, N. J., last week, which was planted 160 years ago. Erie, Pennsylvania, is now lighted by natural gas. supplied by thirteen w<*l!s in operation in the city.