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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - March 27, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLl. Xo. 13.CIXCIXXXTI, Tmj»Sl>.A.Y, MXnCH 27, 188-4. #1 I*ei* Year, Roiiff aiid <3atfar. DffOf t Tlw Hkj- :iml flying clouile: lie touclHul the guitar ami flnng a Btruia From ilb vitals !>wcct anti loml. lie Rlanrctl from his <lark eye# blue and deep, AutI turned liim lialf awiiy. And ^angof the \v<.ods and ttdioing wolf, And tlusli of catarucl’n spray. He swc|d tlie strings and turned and went, Aiul slopped and lottki'd aside. Antisaug^)! the 8<>f( nlgblaud the moon, And eagle’s liuriing ride. The maiden listenod and paletl and looked, An<l lisleuotl, Itmked and loved: He sang of lib fair love like the spring— And w-jii her, as behoved. Oh, the wild wooilsinan has won his bride, lie strums ihe sweet guitar; AVIiilc meii o.>i fail across the night They'iv i-oaming on the «earl —! ItoBi U.in iliorpe Lathrop. SKWS AND NOTEg. Chicago’s new public buildinís» are to be tevelve stories in height. There are nearly 10,1)00 directort oí companies iu (ircat Brituln. Seheuoetady, one of the oldest of American cities, has no sewers. ^lontrenl claims to have made about $1,-000,000 by her ice carnival. tor the M^. of Dickens’ “Battle of Life,” now oil sale in London, the price asked is Mrs. Frederick II, Prince, of Boston, received a $100,000 chock among her wedding presents. In the emlgr.'ints from England to the Australasian Colonies were 37,000; in IKSl, 71,000. One of Boston’s dog eafehers has cap-tunM and killeil 4,052 canines during the past live years. During the present century 150,000,000 copies of tlic Bible have been printed iu 220 diftereut l.anguages. Viuecnt, the defaulting State Treasurer of Aluhuma, is rep N-tcd to ho in Mexico, ho having crosscil tive uiilcs above Laredo, Texas. The building of the new offices by the proprietors of the Loudon Daily News was begun two w eeks ago iu the rear of Bou-veric street. Their lirst cost will be about $100,000. It is affirmed in Egypt that El Mabdi possesses eighteen wives, uud that his vakeel itosM'sses twcuty.four. The Moslems in Khartoum “are horrified at the Mahdl’s exceeding the number permitted in the Koran.” Belgium w as the first country on the Continent to construct railways. State fetes are now being prs|»are<l to celebrate, on the 1st of next .Ms V, the liliioth anniversary of the day when the cunstruction of a Belgian railway was first decreed. The oldest Frcemssou iu Kngland, James Newton, died in Yorkshire suddenly, a lew weeks ago, in his eighty-ninth year. He hail lieeu “lyler” of the lodge in the town wlKire he livid for tiity-seven years. One of his associates, years a go, was the renowned eentenarian, .Matthew (ireathead. Foreigner’s are beginning to appreciate America's imiiortance. The Paris Figaro remarks: “A hundred tears ago America was almost nothing, fifty years ago It began to lie something, now il amouuts to a Scat deal, and there is every reason to ar thul iu filty years it will be almost everything.” There alw ays ha« been a degree of doubt as to the pMcess by w hioh the alleged poems of Walt Whitman were «volved, but a definite statement by himself solves-it. He says: ^‘They prooeed out of and rsvolvo around tnti.'** wif, mys<.>lf, an identitv, and-A TKKRIBLE REVENUE. declariHlly make that self the whole uitcrahce.” the nucleus of It was on the ere ot the battle of Solfcriuo. The French rcfjiments, which had arrived from Milan during the day, by long and dusty roads, under a broiling' sun, exhausted by fatigue, were cncainiiod on an immense plain, shut iu by a chain of hills, on which towered the w hite houses of the town. Lightning, playing among the Icadeu-colorcd clouds, illumined at iutcrvals with lurid light the battlefield of the mori*ow. Nothing else lit up the camp. Xb fires were allowed, as a measure of prudence. All were not a.sleep, kowcvor. Besides the out])Osts and pickets, many in camp wci’e wide aw ake. Here and there groups of men, lying on the grass around their tents, convei'sed in a low tone and discus.scd the probable issue of the coming battle. Ill the middle of a small group of oftlccrs, who talked over the chances of the morrow^ was Cyloiiel Eugene dc Valmont, who commanded a I’cgi-nicut of light dragoons. Ho had the W’cll-carn<Hl reputation of being one of the most splendid officers iu his own branch of the service. Although a strict disciplinarian, he was lieioved in the rcghnciit by officers and men alike, and deservedly so. ('olonel tie Valmont appeared to pay hut little attuiitiun to w liat was said. He seemed in a profouml reverie, aslie bit, rather than smoked, a halt'-ccn-siimcd cigar. Turning suddenly to his Surgeon Major, a veteran with a well-bron/.cd face, he said: “Brisac, do you believe iu presentiments ?” ‘•It dei)onds, Colonel. One may have them, no doubt: but to admit that they aro ever reidizod is another matter.’' “You look upon them as valueless, devoid of any pi*ophotic importance ?” “t^uite so.” “Ah! It is true, as is said, that all on doctors arc more or less materlal-sts.” After a pause, he added : “Yon are right, perhops, and so much the better. There are «oiiio tiioughts which should bo banished on the eve of a day like what to-morrow promises to be.” So saying he got up and added: “I shall turn in and get some rest and advise you all to the same. In a few hours we shall need all the strength W’e can coinniand.” One by one the group broke ofT, and presently thei-c was left only three oftieers—the Major, a Captain and a 8ub-Licutenaiit. “What did the Colonel moan by prcicutimeiits ?” asketl the younger of them. “We know lie has no fear about to-m*rrow ; yet liis manner and his last wonls, to say the least, are not reassuring.” “Had TOO l>ecn longer in the regi-ment, young fellow,” replied the Major, “you would know that the He Will ffitrlka Froatjr Wcatlier Som« l>ay. fDelrolt i>ee Pt^m.J Talking aliout |MKH>le who ought to be massacretl, I nitiat uot forget inj ftiend, the w histler. Is there au office ia Detroit •e aeeltMleU that the ahrill stralne of “Only a I’aDsy BIoshoih,” or “I’m a Daisy” can •ot enter? If there le the owner ought to get a gn<Ml rent for it. Siiice L began to penelitliis item 1 have hail the pleasure of neui inpi six Irsgmcnls of ueli known alre wbistlnl by lulks t’uuiiug up the siuirweyi, and three iuih>s so imUiy whistled M to *b# liliieeognizahle. “TImui hukt all tensón» her thine awn, O W hlalkr." Who It Was For. rMannfsciuren' tlaxrttc.J At the Little Ro<'k<Ark.) telephone ax* t'hiiiige InU'ly, a call came iu ft-om a retU d<-Mi'»' for II feed stoie. "Hrilol” “Il.llo’ WhaHsIt?” “.Miunina says s*‘iid up * sack af oaH and I» ••«le of hay,” In a ehlhl’a voice. “Who U il for)’’ imtuiied tha fsod man. “Why. ihr the eow,” drnwUd tha yauiig* atrr, ami elnsitl up. Ilcaoonstlelira ratial hbarca. flA)B<les Figaro.I S|>rakinr of Interest on debt, few paopio arc awnra that the country actually ro> ccivcd Inst year X19d,tr.1> fioiii tba EgTPHan ilovernmcnt ns Interest on tha purchasa nmncv of the .'«uci Canal «harta bought by loird BeMoon^lfe|d. This is at the rata of Ivr per cent, and many think that ia EgvpUa pieseut t>inli«rra»sed stata our U»vet nim>nt ought to rtduee the amount t« «Umt Al'i>),l4W per annum, w hich would ha at the more moderata rate of three par cent. Colonel pt'iiodicall but we take no not >' gets ‘the blues ICC of Ihein. They XtlK Po    nrtffidWO    i    la. [Csaton (< hina] l>etter Int hkafslntsrOcean.1 This ia indeed tba paradiaa of pigtaila. Every day    of    them flaunt deiaatly in tha brseae in tbia oily end auburba alone, whila you do not bavo to go niora than to t ar twahre mileo to find aateillta Cltiea whert fraai HO,fiO$ to 400,009 more of tham «ay b« ewoountercd. UN lUl'S,” ekan sot lUto. Mica. IlVa soon iiass, and he bccoincs himself agiiiii. “But what is the cause of his recurring depression “The cause?” said the Cnptaiu. “IVliy, all the regiment know the cause.” Except invself. I only joined three months ago.’^ “Well, here is Brisac back from his rounds. He can tell the story best.” Tlw Snrgoon-Major lieing upix'nled to, lay dow'ii nixm the grass, lit a cigar and said: “111 1834 J)o Valmont, ap|K)iiiie<l Lieutenant in the Chasseurs d'Afrique. wliidi bad just been ruiseil, Inudeu iu Algiers, whero 1 was Assistaiit Siirgcon attached to the militury hospital. Though 1 was older than he, we soon struck up an ucqiiaiiitaiiuo tiiat rip<’ne<l into friciidsliip, wliich time has not impaircil. Eugene was young, ^ood looking and a man of fusciuuting maiinors. lie came of a distiiiguisliMl fumily, and his friends ktqit his purse well tilled: in short, he could got money as fait as he wisiied to siwhU it. “W'e served three years together, when Do Valmont got leave to ex-ditnge and return to Ki-anco. His iiiotlier was the cauMcof this, for she hail in view for him a mirriago with a rich heiress. Ijeuviiig xMgicrs wouhl have lieoii ali plain «ailing except for biildiitg ’farewell* to a certain Indy callcil La Hevcrina, a danscuseai the theater. In apiiearancc she was decidedly handsome, of an oIIvch'oI-oicd complexion aiui with raven-black hair. Ill her largo expressive eyes and in her firnilv-cuimouih there was a significant iiidh atiuii of deteriiiiiia-tioii whirli suggested that the yoiiiig lady would be moro de»irable aa a friend than an enemy. 8he said she was an Italian, having been born at Home; hut her parents were Bohemians, who Iravcletl through all countries—rope-daiM’crsby profession. “La Hevcrina had conceived for Eugene a pa««ion as violent as it was hoi>eleia. When slie hear*] of his proposed deparlnre the was wild; when ihe loariicd tlio motive of it, -? «saumwetl a demon. Failing in a determined attempt to baulk his plans by itajjbiiig him with a stiletto, sjiO assured him with her last words that she would ha revenged. Do Valmont laughed at the threat I, however, determined to keep an eye on the actions of the ionng lady. Iu this resolve, liowever, wta foiled, bhe loft Algiera about a month after, and I never knew what became of her. “Nearly four years had passed since Eugene’s rotnm.. We kept up a constant eorrespoiidencc, aud I leu'iied of his marriage and the birth of one son, whom he called Lucien. He continually pressed me to exchange and go back to France. “At length I got appointed to a cavalry regiment quartered in Paris, and left Algiers to take on niy new duties. Landing at ^farseilles, I put nj) at tlie Hotel Castellano, where the first names I read in the list of arrivals were those of the Count and Countess de Valmont. Wo met with joy after our long separation. Eugene introduced me to Ids wife—a lady as lovely as she was chariniiig—and showed me with pride his son-^a tine chubby child, with curly hair, and the splendid blue eyes of its mother. He simply worshiiipcd this boy—jioor fellow!—and his life and soul seemed wrapped up in its being and existence. And now, as to the sad sequel to my tale. “De Valmont was on leave, and at his wife’s desire they were about to visit Italy. Not to fatigue the child their route was ina])]>e<] out iu short stages. Tliey were resting two days at Marseilles botore going to Genoa by La Corniche, so I decided to stay and see them off. “In the afternoon of my arrival,as the weal her was glorious, little Lucien was sent with his nurse down to the sea, on that magnificent lieaeli where the splendid {lalaee of Prado stands. Two hours after this nurse returned alone, looking like a mad woman. The eyes were starting out of her head, and, sobbing and ciwing, she throw herself at the Countess’ feet, and said she hud lost the child. She and her charge w ere playing on the lioach, where they were attracted by the performance of some acrobats. A small crowd had assembled, and the hoy was not out of her sight for half a minute. On looking roiiint he was gone; and she sought him in vain, ile seemed to have been spirited away. She called his name at the top of her voice, and ran up and down Ihe bcacli until exhausted. Bystanders who lioaixl her cries helped her in the seareh;but they found—nothing.” “Was Lucien drowned?” asked the Sub-Lleutenaut. ‘‘This was the question started, but it seemed well nigh impossible. The child could only toiblle, and the sea was too far from the place indicated by the nurse. So this hypothesis was given up. The police considered it a case of kidnaping, and went to work, but failed to find a’ clue. They searched for weeks through all the slums of the city—the low quarters where the daiye ot the]K>pulation congregate, the «eiím of the Moditerra-iieaii—but with no success. A description of the* child was sent to every consul, with oixlcrs to make full inquiry. De Valmont liinisell obtained special leave of absence from the War Office and sjicnt a year in trying to solve the mystery. He returned more dead tbaii alive to bury bis wife, wboni grief hud killed. “As to the Colonel, at first he had serious iiitentioiis of joining the Trappists and retiring from the world. Hut lio|ie sustains liitii still. He believes, if Ids boy was not> drowned, that Providence will take pity on him and yet restore him. Vain delusion! Hut we liuiiior liim in bis hojic. He has since devoted Ids whole life and soul to Ids regiiiient; but the wound at his heart has iio'cr boalcd, and when it breaks out afresh he iieromes sad uud sorrowful, aud talks about prcseiitiiiiciit. “i.a Heverina, I believe, has kept licr wonl, aud wreaked a terrible revenge I” Brisac finished his story aud wished all good night. “We have six hours for sleep, my bovs, aud tlieii— I** Oil tliu morrow, at the early hour of G o’clock, a double line of smoke extondod for a distance of two miles on each side of tlie plain. Tlie French liad brought alinost all their guns into action. Tlie Austrian batteries IMistinl on the opimsite hills replied with a wcll-directe<l fire. Iu this urtilku'y duel, wldch lasted for some hours, the advantage reinuiiicd with the French. The siiiicriority of the Austrian jiueition was more than eountcrbulaiiccd by the deadly effect of the rifle*l gnus of the French, which were first employed in warfare at the menioralile battle of Solferino. The « ai'iiage was friglitful ami the result disastrous to the Austriaus, who were olillged to retreat. At 8 o’cloi kon ttiat day—23tl June, lg59_the Fiviich were funneil up to a«]vaiico under a wHheriiig musketry lire to assault the Tower of Holferiiio, til*! key of the enomy’s |Kwition. Marshal Benedeck then «•ailed on his cavalry to make a auproine effort, which, liaA it been successful, would have rlianged the fortunes of Ihe dav. The Austrian cavalry were inasseil lM>hlnd a fringe of wowl which effectually couceaTed Uicir move mente from the French. Suddenly they were seen to emerge from tlicir shelter and to prepare tor a dotcrmiuc<l charge, to take ill flank those battalions which had already reached Uie sloiies of tlie hills. General Niel saw the danger, and immediately hurled against them the Marguerite division of cavalry, in which De VaJmont's Light Dragoons charged in the first liiio. The shock was terrific 1 The elements contributed to swell the fright* tul storm of war. Peals of thunder bellowed Ibrth and vivid liglituing played over the ghastly sight beneath. It was after the delivei*y of the charge “home” that Colonel de Val-inout siublcnly saw rise before him about a dozen hnzzars, in white, of the Archduke Albrecht’s regiment. I^d by a young Lieutenant with fair hair and a budding mustache, they sabered the French dragoons with mnniacal fury, making their way through them like a cnnuoii ball. With one bound of his horse the Lieutenant was at the Colonel. Dc Valmont saw his sabre flash as he raised it to cut him down. He had only time to pull the trigger of his pistol and the Austrian fell, killed by a bullet in the forehead. At the end of the engagement Col. dc Valmont, rotnrning to camp, passed over the scene of the conflict. The body of the Lieutenant still lay there on its back. A tliiii trickle of blood marked the spot of the bullet wound. Tiie face of the young officer w'as as calm and placid as a child asleep. De Valmont gazed at him with profound eniotion. A few yards oft’ some dis-inouiitcd men were gnanling Austrian prisonera, among whom was an oflicer of Albrecht’s Hussars. Pointing to the dead body the Colonel asked: “Sir, can you tell me the name of that brave fellow ?” “Karl Gottfrie*!,” was the answer. One month after the iieace of Vil-liafraiica, Eugene de Valmont re-turned to Paris with the army of Italy, where he found the following letter awaiting his arrival; IdiLAN, 6th August, 1859. My Deau Old Friexd—You know that I am still at the Military Hospital here, where I shall remain until all our wounded arc removed. They brought in the other day several mau-radcrs caught by our men rifling the dead, and on some of them who trieil to escape, thev fired. Among them was an oidw'omaii disguised as a man. A bed was found for her, as she was on the point of death. I ottered my services to dress her wound, aud judge of my amazement wiicn 1 heard her say, "Y’ou don’t rcmemlicr me, Dr. Brisac. I am Iji Scveriiia.” Under the withered features of the woman I recognized your former ac<¡uaintancc iu Algiers. By what scries of misfortunes she came to lie a despoiler of the dead I shall not attempt to explain. Enough to know that before dying siie allowed the priest to communicate a partof her confession, and, as I have for long thought, slio it was who stole Lucien at Marseilles I After a host oí a«lveiitures, yiiich 1 shall tell you later on, jmvertv eorn-|n‘lled her to abandon the child at V’ieiiiia. She left it to the charity of the landlord where she l*Mlged-t-N«. 20 Uosonstrasse—and never liearij of the boy after. This ad*lrcss will give you some tiace. Apply at oiiciPto the Austrian Embassy. Tout a to|. Brisac. Mad with joy, the Colonel ran to the Embassy and explained the object of bis mission. For a fortnight after, which seemed to him a lifetime, he livetl in a fever of suspiMiae, and was going to l>ed one night when his valet brought him an official letter, with a large red seal bearing the Austro-Hu iigariau arms. He read as follows : MoxsiF.rR LE Comte: I am instructed by the Minister for Foreign Atlairs to inform you, in answer to your inquirios, that the child abaii-doiie<] in Vienna at the address given, on the 20th Heptenilier, liGG, was a*lopted by a benevolent gentleman. He was eilucated at Hie Military Holiool of Olmutz, which he left last year with the rank of Suli-Lleutcuaiit. Poste*] to S. A. T. the Archduke Al-bredit's Regiment of Hussars, he was killed at the battle of Solferino. He bore the name of his adopted father, Karl Gottfrie*]. One liour aitcrward the valet entered Hic Colonel’s room and found him sitting in his chair. His lace was deadlv white. His eyes, dilated and immovable, were fixed ui>ou the latal letter. The servant toadied lim lightly on the shoulder, and his master dropped motionless on the floor. He was dead.—[Loudon Society. 8wajrb«ck*a Remarkable 8(rlke. (Orookl)B Eaale.) “In regard to mules,” observe*! the Montana man, who bad been a patient listener. “In regard to mules, I mimi when we opened the Pistol Pocket Mine, ill ’78. The ground was fi’or.e a hundred feet on the level, and we had to blast out the quartz aud dirt with anything wo could get One day a muleo* mine oat up all the giant {mjw der «Nirtridgea we had, ami as we waa 300 niiica from a store w*> hos stiiiiii)od.” “Know what that means,’’ murmured fi Forty-niner. “Hc**n out o’ whisky in the sameeondltIon-*.” “All our money waa into the mine, and we couldn’t get iiowhar till Hi** *llrt began to pan. 1 waiite*! to kill the mule straight out, but my paiiD said not, and one of ’em, Hwayback Feeley—know liim F’ “You bet I Me and 8wayba*'k cut a hole a mile long into the ConMo* k level and W’ould have made a million, onlv a grizzly b’arclum into our eeinl u’ tiie hule and wo had to come out through theCJomstock ihafl anil give ourselves up.” “He told me about that. Well, this saraeSwayback allowed at the niuh* had eat the oartrldges, he’d got to do the blastin’60 he tied some stones up in the oats aud fed ’em into the mule. Ilis idee was that when the digestion of the mule, bein’ filled with stones, kctchc*! unto the fiilminalin’ ccml o’ them cartridges, there Monld be a hoistin’o’dirt. So he tied Ihe mule over M’here he w'.as workin’ and we went off a bit to sec things coin-mcn*'c.” “Very clever,” nodded the Californian approvingly. “Swaybnck had a head. I remember oncet when we was goiii’ aciDss Dead Man’s iVsiM't in Arizona he filled himself up with timothy seed, ami then put iu carrots, and turnips, and si raw berries, am] lettuce, and radishes. Tiie timothy growc*] am! the rest o’ the seeds Uxik root iu it, so all he had to do was to walk along am! digest fresh vegetables. He W’as the only man that walked over the desert alive.” “He toliljue about it,” continued the Montana man, a little dazed. “Well, MC watched for a coui>lc o’ hours and then the proceediii’s opened. Why, sir, that dirt flew a thousand feet in tlic air. Every time a cartridge M cut off the 111111*0 would git in his work, and for seven days we war do<]gln’ bowbicrs and trying to git him out. At the end o’ that time he must ha’l)ccn a mile under ground, ‘cause he struck water, aiul the water IKiured lip higher'll wc could s*mí.” “That’s so,” said tlic Californian, with an expression of pain. “You bet, but it sp'ilcd the mine. Swayback and me never saw no yellow (Uiteii that hole.” ‘•Dilln’t eh ? Lost money ?” “Made money. Never mat]o as mnoli money before nor since. Wc sold it to a tenderfoot bank iirosident for a geyser, and got out before tlie mule *Ued. I never heard M’hat the tenderfoot did witli it.” "Stranger,” whispered the Californian, coufidentially, “did Sway-back get any of the purchase money “Got it all,” wliisiK?red the Montana man, with Ids hand to his mouth. “That’s Swayback. Same man. Stranger, let’s liquor.” MMIE. PATTI ON KISSING. She Speaks of General Sherman as a Horrkl Person. (Denver Republican.] Mine. Patti was visited by a reporter last evening. “The pa])ors in St. Louis,” she said, with a merry laugh and a blush, which gave the lio to the stories of rouge and i>earl powder Muected with her iiam«y “iwinted a story th.at Governor Crittenden, of Missouri, calle*] niion me behind the scenes and I let him kiss me. WJiat abominable nonsense! The Governor came to sec me at the Southern H*itel, and we liad a pleasant talk about ojiera and other things. Ho paid mo some pretty compliments, and I thought him a very nlcasaiit gentleman, but as for kissing him—bab,” and the maid laughed. “I do all my kissing on the stage, and I sometí nice kiss my i>arrot. I kiss no geiitlc-meii.” “How about Nicolini ?” the rci>orter was audacious enough to imiiiire. “(), Nicolliii is not troublesome In that way,” with an utterly couteiitc*! laugh, and then contiiaiing rather thoughtfully, “I do not like kissing, even oil tluj staore. The men rumple my «lii'sscs, and if I have flowers in my flair or in my bosom they fall out. Aiid they embrace you, and you have to look pleasant wliilo you feel as if you waute*] to *liaciiarge him from the comnaiiy for bis clumsiness. I never met but one man who could kiss properly oil the stage.” “Who was he ?” “Oh, that was long ago,” lightly; “General Klierman tried to kiss me once iu Wasiiiiigton, when I had been singing ill ‘Trovatore,’ but 1 drew ba*ik and ran away into the wings, lie hud just been kissing a lot of ballet creatures, the impudent man.” “If your stagc-kissiiig on the stage is so unpleasant, Ma*]anie Patti, why don’t you teach some of the singers who are with you how to do it ?” “I can teach them nothing: most «qieratic male siiigora are sticKS and can not learn to act. To kiss proiiorly on the stage while watching the coii-durtor’s baton is difficult. The lover should gra*]nally draw ni^ar to mo ami at the pro|K*r time he sboiil*] take my hand, place his other arm aronml my waist ami draw me to him g*'iitly, and then ho should kiss me •Mifth, making no noise ami uot bdtiiig tli** *»>cn—oscu—wliat do you rei>orters <-all it?” “(jsculatlou ?” “Os«ulutioii, yes—last too long. Then ho ahoiild release me with ten-flernesa ami 1 shoiild draw a little back, tiiniillv. When that is through il ia generally time to sing again.” “lint «lo you want the actor to kiss you actually!” asked the horritie«l reporter. “C«*rtaluly; why not? You Aiuer-i«'ans pla«^ct«M) mu«'h importance that. With me it is an art, and 1 would s«crlfl«*e everything for my art.” Patti rose to her feet as slie •aid this, ami certainly looked as if she meant what she lia*! iiiokcit. “1 live for inv divine art,” continued •he. “I have had cruel things laid about me by Hie people ami tha palters, but I care not. 1 am Patti, ami I am the first prima duniia in the world. With that I am satiaflcd.” Htick to tba beat and save money by utioz Dr. Hull's <fougb Hynip to case of colds. l*rl*3« D centa. NIGHT ATTACKS IN WAR. Historical Combats — Ancient aiul Alodem Fxaniples. (Lon<k>n Tíiiim.} Tlic success of Hie night attack in the Egyptian campaign having led to a study of this incident of warfare, Hie subject formed the text ot a paper re:u] lately at the Royal United Service Institution, the reader belngCap-taiu R. F. Johnson, R. A., of the intelligence brancli of the *loiMu tincut. The Cliairman, in introducing the lecturer, said that Cujit. Johnson had l>een instrnete*l to examine the subject of night at-facks—a subject which, by reason of the increasing power of long-range lire and of imiirovemciits iu small anus, was becoming ot more importance than ever. Capt. Jolm»ou had prepaml a very valuable paper,wlii«^h would be lie.ard with interest by members of the institution. Ca])t. Julinsoii commeuce*] by remavkiiig Hiat Hie study of lighting by niglil was vcrv extensive, lor, iu atUlitioii to *:mbo*\yiiig iiiosl of the braiudies of Hie science of battles by day, it bad many others peculiar to itself. He expressed liis intention, in order to bring tlic subjoct within manageable limits, to refer to such actions only as liad cither commcne*Hl or fiiiislic*l in the *iark, leaving out of consideration iKK'turnal oiicratioiis to surprise the enemy next day, to turn (lositions or lines of defense, to gain time, or av*»id pursuit aud comtiats in tlie dnrk, wiiieb liad been simply parts of great buttles. Of all such ojieratioiis be gave loading and interesting examples, and Hion, proceeding with bis subje«’t as limited, ho sai«i that Hic niglit attacks luui been iiici*iei)ts in tlie wars of ail ages, as instam eii by tlie one ma*lo by Gideon on tlie üiidiunites, by tlial ma*io by the Athenians under Demos-tbcnes *m Syracuse, by the cavalry attack at niglit bv Hannibal on Hicf’on-sul Junius, ami by the iiniversally-known attac’k by the Gauls on the capital, frustrated by the eackllii" of gee>e. It was, however, in m«Kl**rn wars that useful examples of this «•lass of attacks had to be songbt, for this kind of entenirise, which was fnHjupiit ill the last century, became rare, except in Hie «'aso of si«»ges, «luring the Najioleonic perio*l, Imt was again beginning to 1ki common. The «iecrease in the mimlR'r of sudi cas*?» dnringthe Napoleonic p«*rio*l was ex-])lained liy Claiisewitz to be due to the "activo tactics of Napoleon, rendering a know le*Ige of Hie enemy's jmsition difficult to obtain and uncertain, and then, too, Hic veteran ti-oojis could not be “caught napping.” Toward the cml of the i»erio*l, however, when his troops w«^re young ami unf*>rmod, this kind of attack was mncli use«l. Nowadays, tliough the advantages of surprise were as great as ever, tliere was mncli stronger reason for nmii'rtiiking tlic risk of nigiit liglitin'g in tlio dca«llv ett’cct of mo*l-crn firearms anti the farllilics for avoiding il affonie*] by the veil oí darkness. At the same time, also, HiatHic advantages of nlgbt attacks were b*'comiiig greater, tlieir oxe*'u-lioii was eunicr, for tlic same **ausc rendered Intrenchmcuts noccssarv, wliilc practi«:e and progress should be able to simplify the «•ombinatlons and maneuvers re*|uire(i. Tlio lecturer divided the various kimis of attsu'ks luto classes, and |K)iiitcd out the Iea«ling ])e«^uliarities of cacli class, as the nature of an engagement varied with its object, ioeality ami siirroimding cireiim-stances. He «quoted ttio opinion ot Wi'llingtoii that night attacks would not be successful if the morale of the garrisons was go«xl, saying, “Night utta«‘ks uiK)ii good ti’imps are •w?I*loni sncecssfnt,’’ and a*l*le«l that the most eminent commanders an*] military writers, who ha*] expressed their views on the subject, had recoguiz«‘*l that clib^f cliarHctori«llc of night fighting was the tremendous role in it played by cliaii*-*', nml, while a*lmitHng the p*)ssibillty of great results, ha*rregarde«l It with «llst’avor, an*l liu*l cousi*ler«‘«] '»n**« «‘ss to be Hie exception, ami not the rule. Military 8'lence, afi«T ex|H>siiig the greatiu'os of the risks of those eiiterpris«>s, would r«»*julro a «•oinpbde iii«Hti«'a-ti«m for niiiniiig Hi«^m, ami that justl-tlcntion was ioIn; ««niglil in iiect'ssltv, in the probability of sncc«*s«, or in the fact that the value of Hw advan-tagca to lie gnin«^l far uiilw«'iglie«l the ."isks iii«'urr*HÍ. The |«>ctnrer then *leult «•\h«n“tively with tin* manner of working out iiigbl utlacka, ami at the comlusion the Cbalrmaii iiiti-mate*] that th»'*]Hy’s pr*H'c«'*ling« «mly compris«‘«l a part of Hw sutíjeí t, iijKm wliich a «H-^cu^don w«>ul«] follow on the m’>t o«’*a‘.lou. rohir Your Butter. Farnmre that try toa« ll white fmtUr are all of Ihe opiniuD that dairying does a«>t pay. If they wouUl *ise Wells, Kiohnnlsoii A *'u.'s Improve*! Butter Color, and iiiurkct their butler tn i»«rí**ci oomlilion, tlicy w«i*ild still f*‘t good price*», but it will n*»t p«iy to mako any but the ht fl in color and «tUMllty. 'rhla eolor is u»e*l by all the l»*ad-liig cr**ainerlM an*! tiairyiucn, oiul is K>i*l by (Irugglsta an*l ui«r<'haiita.— ■ — ■ * The Bight Phtoe (br Hlaa. (Tbs Ju<l|c««.l The original diuta will accompany the ban*l organ this spring, the tamo as of yore. If you have fall<'*l to receive l»enoflt froas other oreparations, try llonu’s r^arsaparllln; it Is the sUungent, the purest, the U-st, the cheap*iat. OrantlistociKU'*!. Grandnioflior» me vory nice folk •. Thuy lieat ull tlio aunUi io i-reaiion; Tin y let a<'liap«lo what be 1 kes Anti don’t woiry about education. I am xure I ean’l see It at all, What it |Xi.*r fellow over oouVJ do For npptcf* aud iH'iinies cul.es. Without a graudmothcr or two. And if tie is bad now und then. And makes a jn’cnt r.ieketing nottj, Tln'y only look over tlicir s|>ee« And say, “Ah, Itoys will •»« boys! “Life Is only short at <he best; Iu‘t the chiblreu be linopy to-dnr,’’ Then tliey look for a while at the skv Aud the hills th.nt aru fur, fur awiiy, Qnlfe often as twilight comes on iirandinot.'iersiiiig hymns rerv low To theiiiH-hes, as thev roek by the (Ire, Alx>nt heaven and where they shall go. And then a boy, stopping to think. Will (Ind a hot tear in Ids eve. To know what wdU c«uue at ttio last— For grandmothers iiU have to diu. 1 wish they could stay hero ami pray. For u iKJV needs ibeir pravers every night- 8omc boys more than odiers’l s’i«)-t«!— Such U8 1 ueed u wonderful sight. CVRKENT FÜX. ^ Prince Frederick Charles, of Prussia, and bis wife arc reconcile*]. They had tJieir choice, we lielieve, of miking up or ])oth going to prison.— [Boston Post. A number of earls, lor*]» an*l mar-q*ii»c3 have been *]Íscovcre«l among Hie cowboys on llic plains. This accounts for their wild wavs.—[New York Commercial Advertiser. Liilic IX'VPienx says that “.Tosoph E. McDonahl, of Indiana, is the man to whom women owe most.” Mr. Mi’Donald must have been in Hi«} millinery line.—[Philadelphia Call. In Armenia girls are marrie*] when twelve years old. In this conntry at that age they are too busy buying candy and making faces at the lioys to think of matriiiioiiy.—[N«^w Y«>fk Journal. “At homo” dresses are ina«le of ])ale-eolored satin in princes-e «tyle. When ladies are not so «Irc'-e*!, hlr*Hl girls may *le«’Iare them not at home, without prejudice to their consciences. —[Burlington Free Pr*‘«s. In mid«]lc life wc langli riglit merrily over our early pl»*)t«>grapUs; won-*ler if we sliouUl latigb or cry if in yotiHi wc *'Oul(l SCO the pictures of what wo shall lie when wc arrive at middle life.—[Bo>*ton Transcript. “How do von kill time here ?” askc*l a swell visitor of an equally swell New Yorker. “Oh, with onr ehibs,” was tho reply. And the jiatr *veiif off to look np Olio, oneli having some timo to kill.—[New York Commcn ial A*l-vertiser. ‘•No,”said Fltskins, ‘’I don’t think I shnll ever try to join the Masons. It’a too dangerous.” “Dtiigeroiis 1 How’?” “Oil, you see wo hearalioiit >o many inimlcrs in the first, sirhukI and third •legiras, tJiat I «hm’t *Iare try it,”— [Marathon In*le|RMnlent. There is a *Irea*IfnI rumor abroa*] (hat Bariiuin has purchased the Bar-Hiohli statue, an*] will pla*^«‘ it on a chariot drawn by thirty-live elephants. To what “basj” u>«^s may • statue «íqmo at last, after lading unable to secure a base! Hut we don’t lielievc Barnum would take «uch liberties witli Liberty.—[Norrivtowu Herald. R*!V. Thomas K- Ibx'ciicr advoi ates the riglit of a man to ruiiimit niiícMc, but thinks lie shoiihl first “secure the consent of Ids wife, his ciiildreii, his phvsi*-iaii, liis pastor, his lawyer, ami one disintei-este*] citizen.'’ AH ri^ht. If the Rev. Thomas is contemplating uiiything of the sort, lie «'an count on us as tlio “disliitcrcstc*! citizen.”— [Phila*]clphia Gall. Krupp’s Ftftjr T«»n Hammer. (Ainrnona Seirisfor.l The fifty ton hammer with which Kriipp belabors his large steel blo*'ks lR>ars Ihe name ‘'Onr Fritz.” Its «Irukc on the 1,000 ton anvil, although Ihe laU«*r rests «II • chabotiu of iip-wanls of lot) •iquuro feet in »ize an*l is snrroumi«‘«l l»y water, eanv'* a «leaf-eiiing noise ami a eoiu'iis-lon resembling an earthquake. Tlie liamnier ÍM*ars the Inscrlpll*)», “Friiz. let fly.” This iiii!il]ition has the fillowlmg history: When, in 1877, ilw Emp*> ror William visite*] the works at Essen tills steam hammer attra«'t*>«l his attention. Alín**] Kriipp, the fatlwr of the present iu ful «*f tlie firm, pivo'nt*'»! t«> Hie Emix'roi' Hh* ma*liinisf, Frit/, who,he sni*l, haiidlc*] Hfo h:«mmcr wHli such nicety attd pn-< i'i*m ih uot to injure or ewm lom'h an obb'ct nlacvNl li tbe eiiMler or Hk* block. Th«» knn>eror at ouc€ put his itiamoa*!-'!u«i*1*m] watch on Hie »i»oI imlieab'*!, ami tM'ckoncd to the machinist to set Hie hammer ill molioii. .Master Fritz b*>sitnt(.Hl out of coiisideratiou for tho precious article, but the “«>1*1 geiiiie-man Krupp” urged him on by »aying: “Fritz, let lly.” Ibiwn came the hammer, am! the wat* h remaintHi nn-touchiHl. The Eiiiiwror gave it to tho machinist as a souvenir, “old” Knipp a*]*lo*l 1,000 marks to Uie htmbonio I»r*'s«iit and cans*'*] tho above wor*U to be inscribed on Hie hammer. Mayor Kiag, of l’blln«lal|>lila. a bacbclov biiitsalf, kaa narrle*! 100 couples. “ROVUll O.N touuiis” TfOclRs, m«it*t.

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