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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 4

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Gray's CORNER. On new fall poods. While miuiy merchants are stud; on unseasonable goodji •nd are using every in«ins possible ro put them onto tholr customers, Jolm Grny.'.conaesUi 1 tin-- close of the reason til-grand 'nltnpc :iud is aWo to take iul- Yantape ofthe very low.Eastern uiarl;- -'<btB for cwb'.aml elves his customer -clean new.tosh K00d<< away below old .>«airled oveivstox.'k. .-•>•• P..S.—Cbm4 and ?ee the difference. DAILY JOURNAL •bllshed every any In the week (exoepi Monday) by the Logansport Journal Company. w R WRIGHT Prsuldenl I.'HARDY .'. vlce President C. W. GRAVES Secretary a B. EOYER .^..Treasurer H.80 per Annum price per Month Official Paper of City and County. (Entered as second-clues mall-matter at ttt Logansport Post Office, February 8. FRIDAY. .IULY .'U, 1SOO. REPUBLICAN TICKET. For IT^'dsiit. WII.LIAM McKlNLKY J«. of Ol.lo. For V)*M'-l*rt.'i«Uleiit, * OARHETT A. 1IO1IAKT ol »w Jerxuy. Vor Governor, JAMES A, MOUNT at Montgomery county For l,icut*ii»»t Governor, W 8 HAOGAlll) of Tlli|>ei:»«oe County. For Secn-tary of State, •WILLIAM V. OWKX of CUM County. For Auilifovof Stule. , AMEKICf.sC..»AH-KYor «oo»e county. For Tre»i*«v»' r ofStutc, WKKO J. SCHOI.Z of Viimlfrbiirs county. For Attorney General. WTLLT MI A.KETCII All of Marlon county For Reporter of Supreme Court, AKJ-KSF.RKMV of Hurtliolomew roerh.len.lHntor I'ul.lle Inrtruction. D. M.CEKTINO of HurrlaoD county For titilti! Sliltlittlcun, S. J THOMPSON of Shwluy county. For'au.l«e» of the AppelUte Court, iffinit District, OODFORDKOBISSON of OlbHon county .Second DNtrl<it, W E. 11E>'LK¥ of ttimli county. Third I>l»trlct, D W. COMSTOCK of Wiiync county Fourth District, JAMES H. BLACK, of Mnrlon county. Fifth BlKtrlct, U Z. 'WII-E'V of IJenton county,. Elector* BtlarRe, JH C. TUAYKK, CHAS. F. JO-N*-S- FOB CONGRESS, GEORGE AV.STEELE, For Joint Kepre«ntatlve, •WILLIAM T. WILSON of Cm., county. ets nnd in payment of debt, and we de-. •ui.-ind that nil paper currency shall.be kept nt par with and redeemable Jn •Aich coin. WE MUST INSIST UPON THIS POLICY AS ESPECIALLY NECESSARY FOR THE PROTEG T.IOX OF THE !•ARMERS AND LABORING CLASSES. THE FIRST \ND MOST DEFENSELESS VICTIMS OF UNSTABLE MONEY AND A FLUCTUATING CL'IIREXCY.- Dc-mocratic platform, 1S02. SOMK MOHK rorui.isM. . Tliv Populists of-Indiana were llrst. tu i-iTuce to sand Ion tho action of .the N:itlo,nal cmivon-tion of Uio party at St.. LoiiU The decided feel ing against fusion with Democrats Is jjeneral in the Stii-tP. Cass comityV Populist!-, especially are emphatic for the preserving of the party organization. Democrats In Indiana failed Hi tlwlr offorts to work the St. Louis dodjrc at Aiuonvr other tliinKs.pn'seiitod !» lnc pliitfonii (if the IwlliiH.'i convention, i.« n doehiniti'un in favor 0.1' a ROiii'ml v> duetlon of the salaries of inilillc officers, Thlt* is with an apparent duslrt to reduce public expenses. In another section tho government Is asked to take the control and ownership of railroad.? and telegraph and telephone system. The desire evident In this declaration is the creatioa of thousands of addi-tloual government positions and salaries and these places and salaries would be as acceptable to pood populists an to any one. At another place it :s tne ileniniid , of the Populists that the debts ot tho i government be paid in silver and gold. Indiscriminately, The Republican plan is to pay those obligation* in the coin that ttirriti* wMi it its fnJI value on its r«w. In ih-ls way only eau untarnished ('redi-t bo maintained with olhcr na- ririn mi whom America has a>commer- d-il dependence. For Ih-la saiifc reason. for many years, Rold Has been paid ou dt'inantl In redemption of silver eertifi- c-ites at the treasury. And by,thls plan '.IMS the big white dollar been held at par wi-th tho fold coin. The parity of the totals Is back of sound money ;as It exists today. The EepnMieim idea is to cause, by n rightly adjusted tariff, a healthy flow of gold to this country, with a cold balance In OUT fnvor.-caeh year Instead "of against us, after, foreign obligations are paid in gold. 'This, was the condition during the •ulmlnls- tration of the Republican party and protection. The visual demand is made for a system of arbitration, to settle troubles between employers and working men. The cry ior representation on the State Election Boards Is inserted as usual. Wai BeprtHcntntlvt -CHARLES B.I.ONU- £,rr™.c«.or-CI.AKLK K.BA«. ». rShBrllT~I.A.ADASIS. ABRAHAM SMIDELEK. COMPARE THEM. "The Republican party Is unreservedly for sound money. It caused the en- .ctment of. the law providing for the jaromptlon of specie payments in 1879; •tace then every dollar has been as good «• gold. "We are unalterably opposed to every measure calculated to debase our cnr- ,- or.Impair the credit of our country. We are therefore opposed to the -free coinage of silver except by Inter- .national agreement with the leading commercial nations of the world, which we pledge ourselves to promote, and until then such gold standard must be preserved. "All our silver and paper currency must be maintained at parity with «dd, nnd tve favor all measures de- tinned to maintain Inviolably the obligations of the United States and all our money, whether coin, or paper, at the present standard, the standard of the most enlightened nations of the earth. -Republican platform. "We demand the free and unlimited .coinage of both gold and silver at the present legal ratio of 10 to 1, without waiting for t.lie ;iid or consent of any other nation. We demand that the •tsndard silver dollar shall be a full legal tender, equally, with gold, for all debts, public nxl private, and we fav- • or such legislation ns will prevent the BemonetizatJon of any kind of legal ten- ter money by private contract.-Demo- jtttlc platform. We demand free and unlimited ooln- • B e of silver and gold' at. the present legal ratio of 1C to 1,-PopulIst platform 1802. ' '•''•• •vVc-hbld to the use pf ; both gold and •liver, as .the standard, money .of the •country, nnd to the coinage of both gold and silver, without discriminating • .gainst either metal or charge for mintage but the dollar unit of coinage of .Doth metals-moat.!* of equal Intrinsic and exchangeable valu« or'be adjusted through luternatlonal a«rwinent or by «i«guanls of legislation as *hal The old request that the bona ndo debts of a tax payer lie deducted from the amount of the assessment foi' taxes n-ain-st him, has its-place UTthe platform. It \f all right to talk of the bona tide debts, but there arc tax payers outside the Populist party, perhaps, who would "deal with this provision in a spirit of deccltfulness that! would-be annoying to the community when the luxes wore made up. . With'.snch a law this country would indeed be debt-ridden, down-trodden; oppressed by the creditors, for tlie citizen who had property could lend It to him who had nothing, and while the creditor had nothing, for-taxation, the man who had-life goods would put It In as debt. This. Idea will not be. taken up this year, even by the Democrats. The ropulteta after demanding a drop- to the silver standard, widen Is nptor- lonsly unsound oml to be feared; and which has been dropped by Costa Rica Central America, because or its fluctuations and the difficulty of adjustment, within tho month, coolly asks further ou for a. sound and safe national money consisting of coin, nnd paper, to be issued by the government only. This is a jab at the National- banks, but a substitute Is asked for, la the "just and efficient means of distribution to "" HOW LOVE WON. BY MARY SPAUtJl-JNO BATCH. The editor of Fresh Bree/.cs wanted of bright story from my pen,'and to that; end I had conjured my brain by every device in roy power. In vain had I scrutinized the pages of 1'uck and Life, and other suggestive periodicals of that ilk,: butno glowing iflca came. The red pods, o£ tho flowering,; beau tapped gently against tho. open'window, and the-ycl-, low leaves of.the cherry' la/.ily floated, •earthward, whose notion my sluggish' .miud persistently imitated. ; •'<-: The little fire upon the hearth crackled. ' nnd blazed briskly, trying its beM not to| feel lost in' tlie throat of the great, old-, inshioned chimney,.for the early au-j tumu uiorninr.s in tlie Tennessee, hill* were eoor"enough to make n. sninll lire; welcome, especially so as country peo-. pie in that climate are loath to keep, closed doors; so the door to the porch stood open, mid op|x>site that was the- kitchen ck>or, also open, allowing the- odors of an appetizing brea.ktat unrestrained mli/'ituince. ' 1 -kiined against Uie high mantel, studying thftiilnj. with that peculiar, downcast 'feeji"S that comes to one (seeking inspiration, n-nd fliuling circumstances utterly adverse. v Final! v Uio ;iidirons rive-ted my attention—the iMitllorns that Minnie had scoured the day U-fore till they shone as bright us''the glowing log* they upheld; and tl«e nndirons, together with the sound d* tb«' <rfcieU, I ight steps of the (rirl in the!'kitetfcn. busily preparing the morning.rocal'Ur'l my mind over the recent events at the farm house. Minnie was in love with .'in honest country Ind, and it happened that her father did i)pt approve ot him, or pre- tond«l he did B.°t. He-could rate* no objection teAhefyonnsr man's character, nor to his steady, ploddiJig lifc-but he was slow—"uJl fired slow," growled Mua- uie's- father, "besides, his fambly a-iu t much, an' his farm ain't,wuth th' scrap- ir.g uv a plow. Minnie eould do better— a heap belter. Any how there am'tno cnll fer her t' jump at such a chalice, eonsidern she ain't 20, on' since her ma died I cjin't. git.lonp wjUiout her." was the emphatic comment of that usually ficit.urn man. offiovd to me in retain for a word l'-hii4 spoken, with the intention of casting" a stoue from Minnie s \VelI- of course, it. was none.of.my business, thoughT'couldn't lielp beinff interested in the girl. 'Minnie had borne patiently with her father, for, Keverujj timcB before iHiram's advent her "company" Isad bcen'sllowTi.by unmistakable signs that it was use'.ess to settle to anything like rc-u.lar bjisiness; but Hiram I staying qualities sinned unusual--tc- sides, Minnie liked him. ' : One nigbt after her father hod slg- nificant'l.v wound thR clock, imd ; mudc other preparations for retiring, anU, seeing no disposition in the young .man to do likewise, he'slowly turned out the Without a word Minnie im- relit it, and reptlred. the girl's spirJtHsbe hummed'. .1 tune as she set the' meal on the table, uad tho oli.' maa, as if Bs'.iamcd of.Jlispa.3- Bion. pvaise.1 her for a mighty i,*u<;.l, dinccr. - But-..again in a few'.<laj-s_ .:e, l<card the story repeated; this t.imci twitting her o[ it halt jocularly, though he studied her furtively, ns she replied, 'mirthfully: --"Most any girl with sueh a eross oIU da<]dv-.would do 'it, and-no one would blame her," she. said. Noting hu frown, however, she added, wiiit.fully: ."I'd r.uthe.i- hev my fiithcr's consent tcr being'married'." He did not seem.quite .satisfied, nnd though he said nothing more, ho «it smoking incditatn-riy furalong linn:. •After "that I often heard him pace fho""C-allcry," ns they called-the Ion? front porch, until late at night, a sign 'Ihut he 'was troubled, or watchful, for his custom'was-to retire nlmoat. with the chickens.'.: • ••' . He was often, up till after midnight, for, being a. light sleeper, and my window wide open, t was easily disturbed by his cliimsy lounging in the shrubbery, or tils' peculiar laryngeal effort* that resembled the rasping of nn insect. One evening I overheard a conversation. A younfr man from an adjoining, farm hiul o.ome over on.some errand- I l? aid - ro attention to what lie was RJiyiiig.'tp'the farmer till he mentioned Hiram's name, then it occurred to me that-he was ono of Hiram s friends,' amialiafhis si.-tcr was n bosom conv.dn.nt of'.MLnnie. He was sayin?: "Wll. hev ter be hextra- 'kecr! fnight, ,fer,l hecrd one, o' th' hands atalkiu'.'im' he said thet Hiram's nig- ger s<iid thet'th' 'lopement was planned for half artc'r one o'clock ter nipht sure. •I've heenl ye. say most th' same o' th.' mind Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report. Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE mediately with her young m'.in, to the Her father followed with hi«,.-pJl.c> smoked for awhile, then yawned ominously, and finally fell into a state.that admitti-d the i.ssuun"« of nn unearthly •snore, which only served to give. tl'»e 'young pconl« ' an. c.\cuse for-drawlnff near each other, and converslflg^-in whispers, ' •' ' • ' '-'" -' ' ' Thut angered-; the old man.-.uwho started up, kicked tie dog till he bo*,ltd, and in his-cl.Hinsy, attempt to eject .the 'animal, managed to turn over thelonip, setting fire to ''.he bare'floor. A bucket of water did its duty to the aenomponj.- w,<.nt of all sorts ot inv»rtivee and growl-. thing afore, -an' • I'm half thet yeVe a)y in' ter me." "Call it lyin', then," retorted the other lndignantiy,'"but wbut I sli'd be tellin lies fer 'is more'n 1 know;" t,hen^ he resumed with evident good will: "E I wus you T'd 'put er stop to it some ways; why,-»t'll worrit, yer life jout yo'look.noxvj-'sif ye hcdn't had aspecl o' sleep fer weeks." There was nothing about Jlinm 1 -' n tie supiicr table that betokened any thing unusunl. She was neitncr l U>«.s or dull; simply her pleasant. thoughtful-self. One thing, however, I noticed,- she'did not appear to see that her father- left. -his meal almost tin- tasted, .and- that. h» studied her demeanor anxiously. Sometimes amid. the feminine chatter that she nad I kept up I fancied 'she (rianced at her father with a sudden 'gleam of cunning craftiness. which, as quickly changed to something like tender remorse. Minnie's room was next to mir.e. and a sjigbt. noise was easily heard ' ver- . through the'thin partition, but everything was so absolutely still that night 1 thought 7 could hear her breathe. The offensive smoke of the farmer ings about >'yorfr,ef-folks what didnt 'have no better. sen*e.'n't*r set round un burn corJ oU-*p:(U6rh.ter git a. man in '.debt, an' try..ter,,bu:-n th' house down ter boot." ..... , .. . >' v Hiram was roused at last, hi» cye^ gleamed, he Ftepped forward w.thun' angry ejaculation, but Jrinnie quickly Intercepted with'a'crimmanding gesture, ,nd the entreaty?' "Dont say a word >r daddy. Go out. outer th'gallery r JH come in er. minute. Now, daddy," the lueurc ,ne maintenance of the parity of tie .two metal* and tie..equal power of evei r dollar at all times in the mark t;uiiie 111 ^* • **"" T.'™*" --- • • •_ if began, admirably, controlling herself, -ye kin hcv'th'. flre,.aD',.th light, th hall,' an' th' b'ull hous^-th' K^"f^ rood enough fer me an' ttram, 'birt-ef .ou drive him 'iV-ai- from that, Twill pipe greeted- -my nostrils ns the clock struck one. Its reverberation bad hardly ceased, when, from my window, 1 watched his dark shadow creep armind near the corner, under the shrubbery, which' offered a. pointof vantage of ?•!*_ dauehicr's room.' • - - ' ' • • Slowly nnd silently on hour passed, and the clock in the dining-room loudly tolled, "one, two." The 'old man aitcd ten'uiinutes longer, then dragged I nisei f from the bushes: I could clear- d'isting-uish bis tall, l?an figure as 6 stood, apparently jazing.up 1 .'to the window of his daughter's room.' 'Some- hlng dropped fwm his hand, clattcr- ng as;it,'.»truck tlie ground, and ne tortcd Into the house. He shuffled off bis shoes in.the hall, and with awkward autjousness ascended the stairs. • There waaaslightjar.asuddenruBUe. n the lidjo'baiiig- room, then I distinctly ,enrd the prl'sTegnJar breathing. He nrtJther stopped tolisten or knock. The door must have been open for OR en- >rcd immRdiately. Achalrstcodtathe woy.; he stumbled over- 'it, making a great racket cm the uncovered floor:- :• Minnie's voice came sleepily: "W hat » th' 1 maU«T?"- but at the eound of her father's pro*, • anxious: "Air ye thar, darter?", she sat up, wide awake, exclaiming: f,.-, ;•;... ".' •"\Vhy. daddy! whut's up? .' Air ye ""rt. t air sick— trick ter deaOno't.n!i3 ' ' ' ' THE CINCINNATI. 8mnll«t But Mont .DUtliiRnlKhert of tb« Revolutionary Or<l<T»The other day there was held in Philadelphia a meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati. When the struggle for independence had coine to a final conclusion and Lonl lornwnllis had handed over his sword, the time came for the.disbanding of thp Continental anmy. Gen. Washington at this particular time had his headquarters at the old Verplancl; mansion, near Fishkill-on-thelludsoii. Tlie ofli- cers of the army we're most of them aristocratic gentlemen who had gathered together from tbo various colonies. They liad formed many pleasant uc- qiKiintancos as well as warm friendships in camp and'field, and whcn.it. »vns sng!?estcd that these be perpetuated by the'formation of a permanent or- g'ani/.ntion, the project met with warm approval. Accordingly,on May 13,1753, a nipeimg wns called. Baron Steuben, who wa.<'inspector genera] of the army, presided, "en. Knox, that, doughty old patriot, rend a paper which he had pre- pnreil, nnd.which was adopted as the original constitution. The original draft of this document Ins been preserved and. was handed down -with other relics and mementoes of the order to the late Hamilton Fish, who was for many years its president. The organization was one of officers only, and this was why it was so bitterly assailed in later years. The clause designed to perpetuate the order, which ma<le only male descendants, or,failing these, collateral male descendants, digit ble for membership, stamped the order, according to popular belief, as an imitation of European orders of knighthood. It was also asserted that this was an attempt to establish an aristocracy, nntl tho legislatures of Rhode Island. Massachusetts and, Pennsylvania censured it by resolution. In fact. Washington saw something of the danger 'and secured a modification of the clause at 1 he second regular meeting. It was intended to ha.ve a branch of 'the order established in each state, but this was never done, and to-day there are but seven state organizations. >f.any of the French officers who served in the revolution were made members, and a branch of the order, wfcich is still-in existence, was organized in France by royal consent. Count d'Estaing sent to Gen Washington, who was elected the first president of'the order in this country, the eagle of the French branch, set * _. . __ _ ~:r* ~f -fUn "FTVnnh 01 ours) in live hours, nut tnis was often exceeded on emergency, and V3 ,«>timale the true quality of this perform,-, nee it must be remembered that the Roman foot, soldier carried a load of some GO pounds' weight besides his •irms .Toscpbns says thaton the marc,. ),e was "but very little different from n lieast of burden." Lord Wolseley tells us that a division con march 2% miles an hour if very well managed, but thai, ns a rule, time should be calculated nt 2 miles an hour, including ordinary baits. The rationale of cadenced marching is too obvious to require analysis, anil •:1J modern marches arc. as far aspos- hiblc, made to some kind of music. "Sounds," said a great master of military science, "have n secret power over ,,s, disposing our organs to bodily exercises, and at the same time, dciudm-, ns it were, the toil of them. If the band i* broken up Lord Wolseley conn- «els officers to call upon the drums anJ bugles. The troops "march 100 per .cent, better than in silence." and, th.s resource also failing, the men sbouiil be got to sing by companies. All this w-is well understood by the undents, riutarch describes the Lacedaemoni- ans when advancing to the attack, a.5 "keeping pace to the time of their flutes, their music lending them into danger cheerfully nnd unconcerned. >fost'of their actual marches, however, were performed in silence.. With such a widespread experience of its advantages, it is rcmarkaWe: that oadenced marching should have fallen r, c to almost total disuse during the middle ages. To remove this defect 11. the French military system was one of the chief la.bors of Marshal Saxe. In the middle of the last century the musical instruments of the French army were as poor as some of the-- so-called "marches" of their composers. They might, indeed, have turned their fifes and drums to better account; for the nature of their discipline is sufficiently indicated by the following observation by Marshal Saxe: "As every man is suffered to consult his own case and inclination, sonic march slow and Others fast: but what is to be expected from troops that cannot be brought to keep one certain regular pace?" On the contrary, their well-ordered marching was the glory of the Prussian troops, and the victories of Frederick the Great at Rosba, Leuthen and Zorn- dorf were greatly due'to this superior- At this time the Germans had .you B °The°old fanner gazed stupidly at hia daughter. She e.vddently, .meant what people " Th'eAmerlcan. Idea ot securing money Involves work. The earning of dollar after It is minted, can only mean, ability to carn.lt. Employment must be furnished. Employment is Nature's beet medicine, and It may be .add-: ed that employment U tlie best and; speediest remedy for financial ills; STRICT HONESTY THE BEST. In 1800 a mau rented n fleM. He promised to pay In -'grain, 1 - 300 bushels of corn, or 335 bushels of wheat. In the market wlicat and corn were at the ratio of 1VG to 1. Corn brought 00% cents a bushel, and wheat sold for 85 cents. ' ': -The next year theVrent was paid. Wheat was still .85 cents, but corn sold for oi»ly,40VS cents,. for there had been a big corn crop. '•" "' ' '••' ' •' The first d»bt, c-ither In wheat or corn, was $280.73. But at piiylng.-t.liue.vOOO bushels of corn were worth only $202.00.- The ratio of wheat to corn was 2 to -1. The rent could: be .paid In com. '. .As the' Populists say,- if was ';so- denominated Jn the 1 bond." - '_ : The tenant saw he eould-.save 5i8...j by paying in. 'corn, -'ana. he forced the landlord to take It. .The landowner published the trick' from-the housetop. '.By! the change in ratio he had lost .?7S,25.' : ' The tenant's credit was gone, but he had saved $78.23. Moral-National agreements to pay in coin do not moon cheap dollars, but 100 cent,. self-supporting dollars. . .' Bhe°said, and he wiis, not.prepared to -carry hostilities further that night, so he.uttercd no word M she shut the door behind ber-carifu'l!y, avoiding s om- mijjg it, but It-'closed, nevertheless, •with a certain emphasis. ' Hiram kept "up his visits-regularly for" more than a year, and though the father's reception .was always.marked- ly cool, he never "again- attempted to insult him. :,-'.,. One night the suitor ventured "I'm a comrn"!f6r Minnie some'dny "Well, ye needn't, young man: ye won't ef ye.,know,-when ye.'rc.well off," was the grufl retort. , •-. At one time Minnie, tried to reason 'with her father, 'out' was unsucces*- . , 'fnl I'knew by' her red eyes and lagging •*t«ps. She seeined in deep thbugul for . few days; 'theB'she brighttnea, ami went, about: her duties with unusua 1 lightness. and. song. • • •-' • .'I co-id see that her father, wntchck her every mood, and that he really-doted on his .motherless daughter,. for. on e-x- •pression of immenso relief appeared ot ; L : is face as sooii as she'was light-heart • Onemorning Hc:came.in,to the kiteho in a towering, rng«, accusing Minnie o' intending to elope with Hiram., .... . ; , : She met htoicalmly. er,cn smiling.;: Ijittlc triumphantly,. I thought, n» «»ie answered, reaBBufmgiy: "Ye ncedn' 'fear, father.'t »lti;t going ter do notnin .^v the kind'."". •'"•-. ' T -"• ' ''.' ( "She'd better' rifit."'.he -fumed; 1 the would be fool enough to -io.p in thing. he;d- turn her out of ; hi« hp he'd dlstnli<i,ri.t. her... he'd never look n •her again-." /. ,., ....'. . . • •>."•' .the FtoHn'-flid not darawen „.,,. whtifs th' matter wir.you, father.?" -.(She called -him faUicr when very affectionate.) • ";• ' .,i'-'Miimie,-tell me. true—t«-ll • yer .ol daddy, didi-'t ye hev no notion.o..run- nin' away ter-aight?" ' " „ "Not thc'leo-st in ti' world, ye pore-ol honey diddy!-whatever put itlntoynr heaflV-"'- -• '• ..''.,' 4. "An hev ye DO notion o wliippm OH ,i-r Hiram—ain't him on 1 you comin' no mjne.oii'.y£rol'daddy?" "A fair.'enough game, father; ye know well enough Hiram or,' me hev been sweethearts-a long time, an' W6 hev beeij waitin'-'imtlent fer yer consent. *haDt never like'nO other man. like I do-hirn, an' I th-ak-soraetime my dear ol dadi.y rive in, fer he's right clever at.heart; BD ef wc<kin wait fer his consent, when we might run off easy cnoug-h, don tit look like vVc'll stand by yc as long as we ]ive?-^4loii't it, daddy?" 1'cotild imagine how >[innie caught his hands'. iuid..how the poor, .wornout old m.in-*uccurabed,.just,as his artful, loviup diughter. expected; for T hearjl. him give a broken sob, then hev low, comf orti'ng tones, reassuring him. The old'andirons reflected Minnie* Brightness as she stepped'to the floor, and- njin'ourosea' breakfast that morn- -ing; antfperhaps it,..was no wonder that I-could .think of nothing more inspir- • ing all daj than the girl's linpplness and loyalty, oe'she excused herself formak- Iriff tho meal a trifle later than, usual. "I was VSnd-'tep give fatter some- thin' good'this mornin—he's deservin it, fer he's promised ter set mean Hiram up -iB-h<»«*k«pin'. on' ter stay by •ui all his life;- uhe said with a tender rianee- at the. old man, who, ha««ly Julped down his coffee, declaring jocose- IY he'drtake it oil back if «he failed to continue" to'feed him on the pre^nt excellent fare. in' diamonds, as a gift of the Trench caval' officers'. - . Tlie jewel has been worn in succession by each president general of the society from Washington's time down, to to-doy. It has adorned the .breast of Alexander Hamilton, of tlie two Tinckncys, of Og-den, Lewis, Popbam, Dearborn and Fteh, who was made president in 1654 and held the office -untd- his death, since which time tie office was vacant until recently. when.Maj:- \Tilliam Wayne, of Philadelphia, *.*•"• ecendant of Gen. Wayne, known « •'Mac!' Anthony," was chosen. On-the. election of Gen. Wayne the .historic jewel of the order was hauded owr to him by Nicholas Fish, a son of.thcJa.te. president. The society meets only once fn three years, and so the next general assembly will not occur until May 13, 1699, when a meeting will be held in New York dty.-Pittsburgh Chronicle- Telegroph. M'lLITARY MARCHING. mfi«nmt Anmei-EHect cf Mwla 011 the M*reh. A curious report of the marching capabilities ol the differen; European armies, drawn up at the German ministry of war, has at the momsnt a special Interest. The figures ore those-of the tstabllshed "regulations" of the severnj services, and it appears tb«t the lengtli of the Russian soldier's pacels 71 centimeters; "of the German, 80, while the French, Austrian, Belgian, Swedish and Swiss soldiers all tread a pace of .5 centimeters. The Italian soldier takes 120 steps in a minute, the French froDi 112 to 11C, the German. 115, the Austrian 113 and the-Belgian 110 steps. An Italian regiment marches at the rate of 90 meters in the minute, a German regiment af 89, an English at 83 and a French regiment at 80 meters per minute The meter is equal to about 39 1-3 inches, and in English measure, therefore, the rate of progression of the four ]ai*-mcntioned regiments would be (about) as follows: The Italians, •marches of great merit as musical compositions.' and the French poverty in Ihjs BBTticulur was, in fact, relieved iram -» .German source. They also 3fldapted;jnnny of the German, instru- -jnents, us well ns others in use amon* . -the Walloon regiments. At this date Handel had given to our own troop* the stately measure of the march «tt "Scipio" and many another composition of a similar marked character. But the time was not yet for such strains as the march in "Die Zauber- llote." or for the solemnity of Beethov- .en's funeral dirges.— St-James' Gazette.^ NEVER N AT THE NORTH. SEEN AT THE Southern D«Hc.cyTh»t Find. So »Urk.t Tbln Mde ot the- Line. Of the many aliments peculiar to the United States that u.-c exported to Europe with entire safety, there is cnc that has.so far baffled the preservative qualities of refrigeration, Ihis :» the Joquma,asinallbiva)vcfoundiu 1- lorida. the average size of which is Jess than half an inch long by one-quarter of «r inch wide. It U taken from the ssnd it low tide, its-whereabouts being indicated by a small tuft of grass invambly nttached to the shell. When employed as food coquina when gathered are placed in perforated boxes and exposed to the action of the waves to remove as much as po-sable the particles of si t hem. Thto.-bawewr.to that adhere to them, only partly effective. a 93 yards per minute; the Germans, 96; tho English, 05; the French, 93 yards per minute. It may be mentioned here that, by the regulations of the British service, our slow march consists of 73 30-inch paces to the minute, this measure being used only on parade and lor occasions of solemn pageantry. Ine quick march, in .which all evolutions arc performed, increases to 110 paces, while the "double" rises to 150 paces in the minute. ' It is now generally agreed that as athletes the modems are stronger and "able to obtain more results from their exertions than the ancients." . Whether this may be justly said in reference to military prowess is perhaps not quite BO clear. The standard pace of UK Bomnn soldier was the same as our own (30 Inches), the length of 5 feet being really the measurement of two-steps, or the- pace from where either foofrwas lifted up : tO that on which the samefoot was again set -down-,, The Roman mile of 1,000 paces was equal to rather wore than nine-tenths of our own statute mile, and the legions usually mai-chcl at the rate of 20 of their miles (say ib This, however, They are boiled, in a pot in a'littie water, which is alone used as the fla ! cr |"? extract, as the meat contained in the shells is so trifling and of such light consistency that little or none remain* after cooking. The resultant liqaW after boiling is incorporated in cream or milk for the concoction of a puree 01 surpassing delicacy, tb- flavor ofthe. coauma combines that of the s<-aJ)op, soft clam and oyster. It is a curious paradox that the largest and to ? .f^. 1 * cst of the clams found on the Attanto coast possess an identical taste. The great quohogues, or sea clams, ^hecX upon our northern sand bcache. In swims are in magnificent proportion, of the same general shape as coquma. They aNo make a delightful puree or the same flavor as that imparted by the- minute Florida bivalve. Moreover, they are available for other culinary concoctions to a very superior degree. «>"i» _«.1,S ' >n T*, While sold in northern' conuina are never. .markets; the 'great qudliogue is occasionally obtainable.. As a rule, it ta a delicacy reserved for those who live directly upon. the beaches; for, unless these be frozen, the clams so soon a* cast upon'" the shore Tiury themselves with surprising' celerity in 'tlie sand. To find some method of trniiKporting coquina ,from Florida to our northern markets, is worthy, of effort, inasmuch as their" use' in the manner described, above' will offer «ri epicurean divcrsion- in a field- of -a-limentation-tfiat i« now .•oroewbnt distipg?iished.by,roonotony and sameness.— N."Y. Sun. Over 3T.OOO perrons found employment In the Lofoten cod fisheri*i !»»*• ' yew.

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