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The World is Governed Too Much."
"-- L------esaar ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 15, 1890. VOL. XL.-NO. 3
JUST WAIT AWHILE AND SEE. [ever, was doomed to disappointment, forI TWO ADNIT
In ono short day it wj. - w ith ilt in q f , ,, .... . I ..._
JUST WAIT AWHILE AND SEE,
In one short day it was not made,
This great big world of light and shade,
And if you'd know it more and more,
And get by heart its wondrous lore,
Just wait awhile and see.
Just what shall happen by and by,
And who shall laugh and who shall cry,
Who shall go ip and wilo go down,
Who wear tile thorn or laurel crown,
Just wait awhile and see.
Nor happy call the man to-day
To-morrow's sun may call away,
For happiness is but a flower,
And what is fame, and what is power? I
Just wait awhile and see.
And when the darkness Intervenes,
And Death and Sorrow shift the scenes, 1
And Faith and Hope. with feeble breath, a
Are gasping toward the land of Death,
Just watt awhile and see.
-Private Dalzell, in Cincinnati Gazette.
WRITTEN BY BEGGARS.
Letters Daily Found in a Million- e,
aire's Mail, a
& Paragraph in a Swedish Newspaper
Brought George V. Childs Many Amus. 10
lug I'etitions-Proposltions of Many m
Degrees of Absurdity. "I
.................................
All fllustrissimo hr
Signor Glorgio W. Childs,
ed
Filadelfa. sti
And a letter so addressed and mailed hi
in Italy found its owner. Nothing sur- do
prising in that, for dozens and dozens of
letters addressed in foreign languages,
mailed in foreign countries, but dealing si
with strictly domestic affairs, find their do
way daily into the little office at Sixth
and Chestnut streets, in "Filadelfa," ah
where George W. Childs, the world- shi
renowned philanthropist, has his head- ph
quarters. Few, if any of them, come St.
from England, for almost all contain re- Re
quests for something or other, and En- tie
glishmen apparently are not beggars, so pbe
that the foreign mail of the philan
thropist is mainly couched in unfamiliar
tongues, Italian, French, Danish, Swed- cap
ish, Russian and Norwegian petitions ital
come in every mail, the writers occasion
ally trying the English language with Got
laughable results. Here, for instance, r.
is a letter from a young Swede, which is
interesting from its delightful errors, in tori
style and quaintness of phrase:
Mn. GEORGE CnHILD. DEAR SIR:-From a him
notice having passed through several Swed- hall
Ish newspapers, I have heard of your philan. vest
thropical benevolence, made practicable by T.
yourafter our proportions enormous wealth. a
This has encouraged me to do the following
proposition, which I hope you shall not fail mea
to attend to. Sir: My work at an office grant- who
Ing me-as usual here into Sweden--a rather Mr.
unassuming life above the gloomy clouds of to b
privations and many repeated trials to manke
any bygains ever having been in vain, I both
should be very much obliged to you, dear same
sir, if you would be so good of preparing any nut
employment for me in your large business, stral
as, for example, in order to give correspond
ence or descriptions about Swedish circum
stances or any thing other, whatever you adop
might determine yourself. Sir: I also feel adop
inclined to execute commissions in variant worl
things here, if you wish alid need such.
Having mostly alone and only by degrees knoi
gained my knowledge of the English you
guage, this, as you see, is very defecting; Such
but I shall exert myself to tihe utmost to your ward
service, if my desire could effect on your re
nowned kindness. W1
Providence having granted me health and gets i
Vigor, as well as power and inclination for she Is
working, it feels heavily to be deprived of millin
means for satisfying these faculties.
Certainly I conceive your often being ex- perf
posed to petl:!ons and prayers for assistance divin,
from nearer distances; but I have assaidgot tion.
encouraged by the contents of before-men
tioned notice, which speaks of your exten
Sslve charity. MR.
I am, sir, your most obt. servant, comi
fluenti
P. S.-Is there any market by you, sir, in case y
Swedish punscn? As I di
This same notice "h aving passed has pn
through several Swedish newspapers," truly
brought many other letters from Swedes
and Norwegians, too. One from a wom- lett
.n in Stockholm, inclosed, with her pho- wrote
)graph and visiting card, the "notice," school
'hich she said "had made her reflect
tat so groat riches and so much benev- di
once and goodness are found in the diana,
rlhe individual in this cold and egotis- andfr
tWl world." Continuing she says: "I who w
alquite a stranger to you, therefore I off do
beiyou from my inmost heart to pardon w
myboldness to write to you. The g
th5tht that had inspired me to use is ani
thifuncommon, though I hope not im- with
prol', manner is that we maygo to our "whict
Healn!y Father with our prayers, for sibl t
He t4ho mercy Himself, and that you Polit
will rely give .mno your pardon." Suro- have
ly thihas rather a worshipful and dei
fyingadency. However,she asks,in ten nuner
coselseritten pages in much the same tio
style, 1. money to start herself in the n t
"papetod writing-material business," letters
inordjzat she may "save the rem- whos
nants of.ood economical circumstances
irom forrr days-in which the storms
of adverqios and troubles have made g the
great ravos.", Delightfully naive is piat
she later C when she writes: "Some
ears ago 1ent a lottlr to Mr. Vander- or
hilt; but I q not get any answer. Per- fivedoll
haps he diuot receive my letter; per- are rece
haps he didljt feeool inclined to send an which
liiweOr.." - in conclusion she is de- and env
"I leave l in the hands of Iimfor some
whoso mercl1 will be done. I also
sen.my. ikea.,, That also is a tri- daily
umph of gennand the likeness, the
w~omgaph °ft-- very pretty, buxom
Wo'mn aess .eatly but simply, and
ed apparonth about thirty-five or Magisi
From Trieste C~es the following: i about
phR SIRvhI rhavlardverymuchof your Prison
to help poor stov't tne ready you always are
o al rorounugi men. I am only honor; b
begor ey Pgoord ,ife only ambition is to Magist
will never a ,pen. t without money that not inter
y.ar..n.we ved each other six r
porsb and can not mbecarise he Is also Pnison4
must sustain his mothney he earns he tion it,
Is Impossible for us to~ sister. Thus It pardon m
the present conditon k of marriage in
pret contitaono, li agist
got an offer to join as a ome time ago he
.p.ial house. Could a-tner a small com- mention
1rditions would be impcr d Ipt our con
marry. But he must brird and we could -A cu
ital of 07,00). This he h ithhim a cap- the other
guess, dear sir, what a in Can you not
that if I don't get this m C Is to think vicinity
know happiness in this wi never shall tail swarr
help us. Oh, be so kind" Nobody will water wn
money. Address send me the which co
P. S. My dear sir, exo of hours.
oh. please donot disapo duess ad
sad to be always dlisappe. e is very given in
The girl's ability as non, the 
iantdor should make r omeone
,ND SEE. ! .. . ..... - ..... =
ND SEE. ever, was doomed to disappointment, for
de, with millions of cases of urgent neces
id shade, sity so near home philanthropists have 1'
more, neither time nor inclination to buy part
ore, nerships for young Austrians, and by so
ee. doing increase the marriage rate in the Iun
by, town of Trieste. n
shan cry, Many of these foreign letters, how- des
Wt, ever, are more moderate, and ask only wit
for work. A woman in Norway, for in
stance, asks for a position as governess con
and sends her references with her let- iDo
ter; a journalist in Bengal writes for
tower? permission to furnish East Indian let
cc. ters to the Ledger at the rate of six dol- one
nos, lars a column; and so they run on-alike ad
scenes, in that they all want something, but tiv
e breath, absolutely differing in their manner of was
Death, asking. se
Gazette. But for absolute impudence and capa- ofh
bility is the art of begging once more, dut
3GARS. "The United States is ahead by thun
der." And Pennsylvanians, naturally evei
enough when Mr. Childs' residence is thi
considered, away in the lead. Here are par
a few instances of State and National pre
desires: cint
fewspaper A woman in Lebanon County desires a in t
ly Amus. loan of one thousand dollars to pay off a bn
SMany mortgage and asks for it in this way: ne
"Out of your many millions will you not pa
spare me one little thousand?" that
A man in Lancaster County says; "I statr
have been praying for help out of my ing
troubles, and my mind has been direct- sh
ed to you, Mr. Childs," and on the good
strength of this wants Mr. Childs to buy tie
d mailed his farm, which is about to be sold in by t
order to pay a two thousand five hun- byt
hiozens dred-dollar mortgage. poin
From Raleigh, N. C., comes the propo- I man
t dealing sition from "a paid State oflicial"--as he ISpea
ind their styles himself-that thirty thousand muive
at Sixth dollars he sent him with which to start munt
adtlf a cotton mill, the chief aim of which ment
world- shall be, apparently, to employ the or- thatu
Iishead- phans who are compeled to leave the Th
State asylum at the tender age of fifteen. t
in re Requests for aid in founding institu- his o
and En- tions and business enterprises are as 1tio
plentiful as roses in June. Schools, mosn
garphils,- boarding-houses, asylums, hospitals, most
familiar stores, each appear in turn, demanding of rang
i, Swed- capital and influence, particularly cap- The
etitions ital. One letter recently received came work
i from the daughter of one of the war ucrk
S Governors of this State, who asked tkat lious
stance, r. Childs would make an investment oano
ich in sheep-raising out in Wyoming Terri- can o
vhich tory. She would herd the sheep and VPresi
manage the enterprise herself, giving tVicen
him the orignal amount invested with twen
SSwed half her profits as a return for the in- tert
philsan vestment. adver
ble by The desire for adoption by a million- winepa
sllowth. o ire seems very general, and by no icult
not fail means confined to the colored twins, cult
e grant- who, as has been so often told, wrote yeast
rather Mr. Childs many years ago, asking him ment
ruds of to be a father to them. Other children, isttri
valn, I both colored and white, have had the t pro
u, dear same desires. One little girl at Chest- ty prc
ingany nut Hill writes in quite a plaintive O lices
sinss, strain: "Would you like to adop a livery
arcum. girl, for I would like some one to asts,
ver you adop me. If you do not care about trat s,
so feel adoping me, if you knew any one who sos i
variant would like to adop me please let me ses ot
es know; but I would like very much ift
eh l,. you would adop me as your daughter." TI
ccting; Such persistency surely should be re
to your warded by "adop"-tion by somebody. A Viol
Whenever a mortal man or woman The
th and gets hold of a patent or discovery, he or agains
lon for she torments Mr. Childs and his brother throug
red of millionaires for money with which to has sco
ng x- perfect it, generally saying that some Republ
stance divine influence has prompted such ac- It wa
aid got tion. The following letter is one of this technic
xt-en- very large class: letting
MR. GEORGE IV. CHILDS, DEAR SIn: The five" hc
coming Monday I Intended to go to some in I But it
fluential German with my discoveries, in
sir, in case you will have nothing to do with them. the Un
As I disliked to do that, my Lord and master with th
assed has prompted me to letyou know of my do- go so fa
ision. Pleaseo write to me and obligo, yours this dec
truly " The so"
In a single day's mail recently came light of t
wom- letters from a woman in Florida, who how elect
pho- wrote for money to send her daughter to parties,
school because she "could not keep the construed
flet girl in at nights;" from a man in In- patriotic
tnev- diana, who wanted Mr. Childs' picture Hereo
te for publication in an illustated paper, in char1
and from a woman in Portsrmouth, O., law in t
who wrote to ask for Mrs. Childs' cast-. dence 1l
rdon off clothing, on which, she announced, which
she would gladly pay the freight. A bought
use girl at Smith's Landing. N. J., says she people.
is an invalid, in need of thirty dollars floaters
im- with which to pay for medical aid, man wit
ur "which now," she writes, "is an impos- of each I
or sible thing." that no:
you Political requests are, and, of course, detailed
ue- have beeoon since Mardh 4, exceedingly commissi
numerous, elections
ton Retentions in office, Government posi- It is in
me tions, and particularly consulships, have tice shot
the been the raeison d'etre for hundreds of tions are
Sletters to the "Editor of the Ledger," outrage i
em- whose indorsement their authors evi- cuse for t
ices dently consider worth the having. Dur- District
rms ing the first three months under the that have
ad harrison regime over one hundred ap- In a we
plications for consulshipsfrom Irishmen cused ag~
'm were received. I own writi
r- Poems by the bushel, valued at trom declares
r- five dollars to a hundred dollars each, is patrioti
er- are received all the time. Envelopes in tomary.
an which letters have never been placed bels his
- and envelopes containing letters meant tution of
for some one else are of almost daily oc- mission
i ourrence. shielding
tri Verily, a millionaire philanthropist's i that there
the daily mail is a marvelous thing.-Chi- for the re
Scageo Herald. even RepI
om V . Star.
nd The Value of Politeness. SHI
or Magistrate (to prisoner, upon whom he i
is about to pass sentence)-Do you ever Its Only
think of your mother? Senator
ire Prisoner (much affected)-Ye-s, your j his Federa
ily honor; but she's dead. ly the sam
to Magistrate (sympathetically)--I did I sum a
mat not intend to hurt your feelings. I hope mar election ofze
you will pardon me. from the
Prisoner (brightening)-Don't men- over tocan
he tion it, your worship. I hope you will appointed
It pardon me. course the
he Magistrate (catching his drift)-Don't submit to s
n mention it--London Tid-Bits. that it seen
d--A curious spectacle was presented theme waorce
Sthe other night to those living in the commentsc
vicinity of Chippewa Lake, O. A cat- Senator Sh
at tail swamp bordering on that sheet of new and diet
ll water was seen to be one blaze of fire, election in eve
h which continued to burn for a number and separate
of hours. There are several theories and is tit
-y given in explanation of this phenoneme- tieson machine
non, the most plausible one being that estbblshed b3
omeone had saturated the head of each bylocal oflicot
Dl tall with kero q a4 tho aet lre tating eveyrs
W· ...  t . tgteeandeo
ltment, for TWO ADMINISTRATIONS.
:ent neces
copists have The Difference ctwoee- n George vashing
to buy part- ton and Benny Harrison. a
s, and by so The hundredth anniversary of the in. e
rate in the auguration of the first President of the
United States finds his place filled by a i
tters, how- descendant of one of the men who worked it
Id ask only with him for indepondence and freedom. ne
way, for in- The spirit which then governed in the at
governess conduct of the affairs of the Executive
th her let- Department is indicated in the inaugural a
writes for address of the first President. P
[ndian let- "'o the preceding observations I have C
of six del- one to add which will be most properly ai
i on-alike addressed to the House of Representa- tc
thing, but tives," he said in concluding. "When I bi
manner of was first honored with a call into the ot
service of my country, then on the eve te
and caps- of an arduous struggle for its liberties, i
nee more, the light in which I contemplated my pc
Sby thun- duty required that I should renounce Sc
naturally every pecuniary compensation. From ag
asidence is this resolution I have in no instance de- it
Here are parted, and being still under the im- wI
INational pressions which produced it, I must de- fo
cline as inapplicable to myself any share Re
y desires a in the personal emoluments which may Sc
b pay off a be indispensably included in a perma- m4
this way: nent provision for the Executive D)e- In
ll you not partment, and must accordingly pray ar
that the pecuniary estimates for the
says; "I station in which I am placed may, dur
out of my s ng my continuance in it, be limited to De
n direct- such actual expenditures as the public
d on the good may be thought to require."
Ids to buy The spirit of the present Administra- or
.o sold in tion has been not less clearly indicated sti
five hun by the action of the President in ap- vis
pointing to the head of his Cabinet a wh
the propo- man who, in trading on his trust as gut
l"-as be Speaker of the house of Representa- trai
thousand tives, wrote: "You urge me to make as vel
Sto start much as I fairly can out of the arrange- Atl
of which ment into which we have entered. It is Gra
y tho or- natural that I should do my utmost to son
y the that end." bel
cf fifteen. The first President would not even tha
insten. take money from the Government for hn
s nret his own work. The present Administra- of
Schoolas tion finds it only natural to do its ut- had
lospitals, most to make all it can out of the ar- oral
tospitnls rangement into which it has entered. and
rlnd cai The President, drawing his full salary lovi
rel came of $50,000 a year, devotes himself to the the
the came work of earning it with zeal in finding the
thed wtat lucrative places for his horde of impecu- sons
n ious relatives. They make all they hell
gestment can out of the arrangement--from the the
g Terrin- President and his poor kin; from the past
eep and Vice-President and his "buffet" with its futu
ed withn twenty-cent whisky; from the Postmas- coui
the in- ter-General using his Cabinet place to the
advertise his bargain counter; from the Soen
million- Department of State with its puffs for layi;
by non wine dealers; from the Secretary of Ag- has
by no riculturo with his advertisements for is di
,is rot yeast powders, issued from the Govern- quer
ng him ment press as official documents, to the Inde
ng hidr petty bosses of Missouri Congressional his d
ildren, districts, who use their power as:depu- quet
SChest-h ty presidents to sell fourth-class post- the
laintivo offices at $25-$15 cash and $10 on do- his
- " livery. ing
adop a American history is full of sharp con- hone
one to trasts, but there are none sharper than miss
about that brought out by the memorial exer- In hi
let who cises in the House of Representatives Sout'
much if the tho r day.-St. Louis Republic. for it
m--uch--if- memi
ghter." THE DUDLEY OUTRAGE. loved
be re- A Volatisn of Law and Decency Sane- reaSO
dy. tined by President IHarrison. OPpO
woman The open protection given to Dudley fathe
he or against the law by the Administration, hold
>rother through District Attorney Chambers, Souti
iich to has scandalized the people of Indiana, hated
some Republicans as well as Democrats. to bri
ch ac- It was, perhaps, to be expected that tions
of this technical excuses might be found for well
lotting the author of the "blocks-of- repub
: The five" letter go unwhipped of justice. . G
me in But it was not thought probable that ern m
the, .n the United States law officer charged
them.
master with the proscpution of offenders would
ny do- go so far as Attorney Chambers does in
yours this declaration: ous fa
- The so-called Dudij- letters, construed in the propil
came light of the knowlcdge that we all possess of
who how elections in Indiana are conducted by both bery."
ter to parties, have nothing in themn of a criminal tr
character; but, upon the other hand, when so tion v
p the construed, are honorable. and indicate simply a Chicag
a In- patriotic interest in elections.
cturo Hero we have MIr. IIarrison's appointee of Pre
aper, in charge of the administration of the absc
h, O., law in the city of the President's res it.--
cast- dence lauding the corrupt methods by
need, which the President's election was tmida
t. A bought away from the majority of the themw
s she people. When Dudley wrote to "divide for to
)llars floaters into blocks of five, put a trusted Tinie.
aid, man with the necessary funds in charge ZT
npos- of each block, and make him responsible
that none gets away," he simply gave of the
urse, detailed directions for the successful dwll
ngly commission of the crime of bribery at frad a
elections. There is nodoubt about that,
posi- It is intolerable that an officer of jus- represe
have tice should declare that such instrue- epn
Sof tions are honorable and patriotic. The h I
rer," outrage is the greater because, as an ex
evi- cuse for this astonishinf declaration the -anua
Dur- District Attorney cites the practices burgh,
the that have obtained in Indiana elections. hi war
ap- In a word, in order to shield an ac- that th
mn'n cused against whom the evidence is his ha0 a
own writing District Attorney Chambers ad tha
:rom declares that incitement to corruption oods de
ach, is patriotic, because it has become cus- Dtroit
s in tomary. This extraordinary official li- t
ieed bels his State in order to excuse prosti- wrkin
cant tution of his authority under the cornm- w i
oo- mission of the United States to the wagesa
Sshielding of ai corruptionist. No wonder moveme
ist's that there is general demand in Indiana Longer
hi-for the removal of Chambers, and that prevail
even Republican organs join in it.-N.
. Star.- la
he SHERMAN'S SCHEME. - n
ver Its Only Object Is to Mlake a Text for
Bloodye.Shirt Speeches. foreign g
Senator Sherman has reintroduced ownprod
our j his Federal Election bill, in substantial- words, w
did ly the same form as a year ago. lriefly pay for t
summarized, it takes the contr.ol of the every ma
Ope election of Congressmen entirely away his own
from the people of a State, and turns it supply of
en- over to canvassing and electoral boards "element
appointed for life by the President. Of that MIr.
Scourse the Northern States will not we r'efus
n't submit to such treatment. Indeed, all Post.
that it seems necessary to say about the --DaP
Sscheme was so well said a year ago by his brillin
he the Worcester Spy, that we reprint its Changes,"
at comments as covering the whole ground: the econo:
a Senator Sherman's plan would establish a children a
of new and distinct system of registration and merce," ai
re, election in every State, entirely independent of tO buyshi1
ier and separate from the State election system;
Sand this intrusion of an external authority tion the ,
and substitution of a novel and separate elec- two or thr
to- tion machlieriy for that which is familiar, no more te
at i estbblished by State authority, and conducted chase and
h by local o-icers, would be unwelcomed and Inl- hundred
r taing everywhere, an4 no; least ln tho cre eto
States and communities where elections have p
i4 b uPravst soadvoted r44 subtepgA
IS. ness. The plan or giving to memoers of can
vassing and electoral boards a life tenure will
Mashlg" scarcely commend itself to the general judg
ment. As politicians, having personal or party
the in. ends to serve, they might easily be led into
of the misconduct which would make their continu.
a ance in office undesirable, but would not, perc
d by haps, be sufficient to insure their removal by
worked impeachment. Altogether Mr. Sherman has
e'edof. not, by this bill, enhanced his reputation for
in the statesmanship.
ecutive Of course men like Senator Sherman
augural and "Bill" Chandler can not expect the
passage of such schemes as they advo
I have cate, because their own States of Ohio
roperly and New Hampshire would not submit
esenta- to such treatment. Why, then, do they
When I bring them forward? Apparently for no
to the other reason than to make them the
he eve text for bloody-shirt speeches. But this
'erties, is as short-sighted from the politician's
ed my point of view as from the statesman's.
aounce So far as the South is concerned, the
From agitation of such propositions insures
ico de- its continued solidity for the Democrats,
10 im- while, instead of making the North solid
1st de- for the Republicans, the readiness of
rshare Republican leaders to support such
h may schemes renders independent voters
ferma- more and more suspicious of the party.
re De- In short, it is clearly a losing game all
pray around.-N. Y. Evening Post.
)r the A GOOD MAN GONE.
, dur
ted to Death of Henry W. Grady, the Great
public Southern Orator and Editor.
Henry W. Grady, the brilliant young
dstra- orator and editor of the Atlanta Con
icated stitution, is dead. During his recent
n ap- visit to Boston to attend a banquet, at
net a which ex-President Cleveland was a
Est as guest and a speech-maker, he con- 1
;onta- tracted typhoid pneumonia, which de- I
,ke as veloped immediately upon his return to ]
ange- Atlanta, and ended in his demise. Mr. 1
It is Grady was the most conspicuous repre- I
st to sentative of the great South. and was
beloved by all the people who claim ¬
even that part of the United States as their f
t for home. He was only thirty-eight years t
istra- of age, yet within the last ten years I
ts ut- had achieved fame as an editor, as an
to ar- orator of great eloquence and power 1
ered. and as a broad-minded man, who, while c
alary loving the South, yet recognized that n
a the the old war issues were dead, and that p
ding the duty of all Northern and Southern v
uecu- sons of the blood-bathed flag was to ti
they help the body of the people to forget ft
the the animosities and differences of the
the past and join hands in working fdr the w
h its future advancement of the whole ct
mas- country. He labored zealously for
o to the best interests of his beloved t1
the South on this line, and the
for laying aside of sectionalism which y
Ag- has begin to take such gratifying form
for is due very largely to his logic, his elo.
rn- quence and his earnestness of purpose. p
the Indeed it was in this cause that he met si
anal his death. lie attended the Boston ban ha
u- quet as the brilliant representative of
ost- the Southern people, and made one of I
do- his characteristic speeches there, shar
ing with ex-President Cleveland the
c honors of the occasion. It was on this
han mission that be was stricken by disease. on
zer- In his own words, he fell talking for the lit
ives South, even as his father fell fighting
for it. And it is a fitting tribute to his ve:
memory that his battle for the land he
loved was one whereof the weapons were
on- reason, generosity, charity and love ai goe
opposed to the fire and sword of his the
ley father's strife. It was his fortune to 3k3
hold a warm place in the hearts of all
o Southerners, not because he opposed or
na, hated the North, but because he sought Thi
to bring the erstwhile antagonistic sec
hat tions into that union of sentiment ae 7
for well as of being which marks the typical
of- republic. It may be well said of Henry iou
cc. WV. Grady: "He was the foremost South in
tat ern man of his timo."-Chicago Mail. greo
prol
~ed POLITICAL COMMENTS. the
S ---President Harrison is a preposter.
ouns failure and John Wanamaker is his
the proplfet.-N. Y. Sun. gent
of - "Taxation without benefits is rob. mor
ath bery."-Democratic platform. "Taxa
tso ion without benefits is Protection."- whi
V a Chicago Tribune (Rep.). selv
- Perhaps the most marked feature the
0o of President Cleveland's speech is the somt
e absence of the calculating politician in is
si- it.-fBoston Herald. i
St Chandler's complaint about in- whic
Stimidation at elections is suggestive ol putt]
ae the wolf's complaint against the lamb did r
lfor roiling the water.-Philadephia thin1
S f the Republican Congress pro- fame
poses to investigate the representation whic
O of the States in Congress at all, it would and i
Sdo well to begin by investigating the sente
Sfraud and defiance of the constitution, stori
t. by virtue of which Frank Jiscck mis- chief
represents the State of New York in conce
the United States Senate.-Alba4 (N. tistic
SY.) Argus.
- -George A. Macbeth, an extensive felir
Smanufacturer of glass chimneys in Pitts. ravel
Sburgh, says that he has been shipping some
his wares to England for a long time; depth
that the present tariff costs his firm power
$650 a week on raw material alone, one ti
and that the tariff on inanufactured all th
goods does not benefit him a partic'e.- The
Detroit Free Press. throu
- It is a fact full of good cheer for walk
working-men in the United States that but tl
wages are advancing in Europe. In this onlya
movement Great Britain takes the lead. ascend
Longer hours of labor and lower pay sweep
prevail in the workshops of Germany momel
and France, where trade is hindered which
and labor burdened by protective tariffs. long,
--Philadelphia Record.ao
----One of the crazes of the high-tariff is true
men is that people go on importing most e
foreign goods after the demand for their do an
own products has ceased, or, in other the m
words, when they are no longer able to for the
pay for them. But every man, or nearly drudge
every man, who finds the demand for and ti
his own goods declining, cuts down his In.
supply of other people's goods. This is fe th
"elementary," as the French say, and levelo
that Mlr. Windom does not know it well are to
we refuse to believo.-No y. Evening to be g
Post.ing l
---David A. Wells puts it neatly in loses i
his brilliant book, "Recent Economicseq
Changes," when he cites "the truth of it it
the economic maxim that ships are the alof
children and not the parents of com- to
merce," and shows that while it is easy tsden:
to buy ships out of money raised by taxa- anew
tion the mere fact of the ownership of the re
two or three hundred more ships does our lre
no more to increase trade than dhe pur- have a
chase and ownership of two or three he
hundsd more plows necessarily in.
crease to a farmer the smount of ara!Wy be
A TOOTH EPISODE.
oral jdg The Gas Was Low But It Deadened the
lor party Patient's Pain.
continu. It was about two o'clock of a chill
aot, per. morning when Mr. X. presented himself
i0val by at the door of a doctor in the village of
iWn has ., after a series of thundering knocks
at the door with a good deal of vigorous
ierman exorcise upon the bell handle, succeeded
ect the in bringing that gentleman to the win
c advo- dow overhead.
>f Ohio "What is it?" asked the doctor.
submit "Do you pull teeth?" Mr. X de
o they manded.
for no "Yes, when I have to," was the reply.
,m the "Then I want a tooth pulled."
ut this "All right. Come back in the morn
ician's ing and I'll take it out for you."
man's. ''Como back in the morning!" ejacu
ad, the lated Mr. X. "What do you take me
nsures for. Here I've been in torment for
ocrats, these two days, and for the last two
b solid hours I've boon hunting all over this
ess of confounded town after a dentist, and
such now I'd like to have the job done at once
voters if there is any way to fix it."
party. The dentist at first demurred, but at
no all last he consented to come down and get
the tooth out at once; and after a due
interval in which he made his hasty
toilet, Mr. X. was admitted to the
Great house. The chill of the night was
everywhere, but X. was too intent upn'i
young getting rid of the troublesome molatto
Con- mind that, and he was duly installed in
!ecent the operating chair and an examination
et, at made.
vas a "Hold on there," X. said, as the den
con- tist, having satisfied himself which was
h de- the troublesome tooth, took up his
irn to forceps and prepared for work. "I want
Mr. to take gas. This tooth has given me
.opre. about all the pain I can stand from it."
I was "Well," the dentist answered, "the
claim gas is a little low, but, if you insist I will
their give you what there is. It will deaden
years the pain, though very likely you will
years feel it some."
As an The conventional breathing tube of
power black rubber was produced, and X pro
while ceeded to inhale for dear life. For a
that moment the dentist allowed him to
that pump his lungs full from the gas reser.
hern voir, and then, taking the breathing.
is to tube away, he quickly whipped in his
)rgot forceps and whipped out the tooth.
the "I did feel it some," X. observed,
the when he was able to get his mouth in a
'hole condition which allowed him to speak.
for "Did you?" the dentist asked, sympa
oved thetically. "Not much, I hope?"
the "Not so very much," X. replied. "Stil,
hich I knew when it came."
form When, a moment later, X. prepared to
lo- pay his bill, and asked the price, he was
0se. surprised to be told a sum which was so
met small that it seemed that a mistake must
ban- have been made.
o "But is that all you ask fur adminis- 0
ha e o ring gas?" he asked.
the '"Oh, bless you," was the amiling an
this swer, "there wasn't any gas there. I ed
ase. only let you breathe into the tube a d
the little to satisfy your imagination." sa
the X. did not at first know whether to be bi
lig vexed or amused, but wisely concluding le
hie that the lattor was the better policy, he do
here wended his way home, chuckling, and h(
r got himself to bed as the first streaks of it
ac
hiE the coming dawn began to show in the of
~ sky.-Boston Courier.
all THE RENEWAL OF LIFE. ce
gh The Road to Any Kind of Greatness LIe 1al
Through the Commonplace.
S There is an element of romance in of
cal almost every successful life-that pro- of
foundly interesting romance which lies
th in expansion out of small things into thi
great ones. There is nothing which so ot
profoundly interests men as the story of wa
the development of a genuine life into
usefulness and power. It is a story illus- l
or- trated and described goneratiou after
generation, and yet the interest in it is lr
more widespread and more intense than
'- ever before. The most commonplace imp
men recognize an element in human life atu
which they find in others if not in them- bec
selves, which has in it the power and apI
re the charm of something mysterious, hig
he something of which the man himself the
in is not fully aware; something which the
is continually leading him to places f o
n j which he did not expect to reach, and let
of putting into his hand prizes which he CO
ml did not expect to win. There is some- the
La thing magical in the change of position kep
from obscure and untrained boyhood to agi
a' fame, power and that force of manhood wer
e which seems to be equal to all occasions wit
d and to which all opportunities are pre- Am
e sented. As we read these brilliant capt
I1 stories we often forget that from the the
5 chief actors the splendid outcome was form
n concealed. The man of genius, of ar- some
i. tistic talent, of any sort of gift, works arou
along quietly from day to day, often jewe
c feeling that nothing remains but the the
Sraveling out of life; when unexpectedly then
Ssome new impulse stirs him to the jewe
I depths, some new occasion evokes a new
Spower, some new opportunity offers the
Sone thing that was needed to bring out FI
all there was in him. fint
The road to any kind of greatness lies gowr
through the commonplace. Those who Pari
walk it often see nothing before them is, fo
but the dead level of daily work; it is Eife
I only at intervals that the road suddenly heav
ascends the mountain-side and the world Ther
sweeps into view. It is these splendid on ti
moments, however, in the man's career other
which attract us, and which we see; the even
long, arduous, often monotonous, every, with
day journey is hidden from us. And this jet.
is true, not only of men who attain the sural
most eminent success, but of those who fiouni
do any kind of faithful work. Life, for erner
the most part, must be made up of what, Point
for the lack of clearer insight, we call shade
drudgery; which is really a discipline trime
and trainingof all that ishighestand best tone.
in us. There are times when most of us velve
feel that nothing remains but this dead point
level of hard work, that no new doors jabot
are to open before us and no new prizes corsa
to be gained; but no man who is work- bands
ing intelligently and faithfully ever loon 1
loses the power of growth, and the con. N Y.
sequent expansion of life which comes
with it. It happens again and again to -A
all of us that, at the very moment when bitual
theoutlook seems most uninspiring, there increc
suddenly comes a new piece of work or malls
anew opportunity which brings back the b
the freshness of our spirit, the joy of wood
ourlabor, and makes us feel that we blues
have taken a long step forward. To 100 mi
those who are faithful life continually I :
renews itself, not oily inopportunitieso hour
but in it. promis a~d 1tP ygr ,
·oIw1ta i UR4l
BRAC lETS IN HISTORY.
nod the One of the First and ost Popular Forma
of Human Adornment.
a chill The history of the bracelet is a chap- I
himself ter of the history of coquetry. It is one
ilage of of the most ancient of jewels. Among
knocks the Israelites the gold bracelet was used
igorous alike by the two sexes; when Juda en- e
ceeded counters Thamar the latter asks in ex
to win- change of favors his staff, his ring and
his bracelet. When Saul had perished h
by his own sword a warrior dispoils him s
X de- of the bracelets with which his arms p
were covered. "For the construction of
reply. the tabernacle," it is said in Exodus, 7
"both men and women offered their jew- t
morn- elry, among which were quantities of
rich bracelets."
ejacu- The Greeks and Romans also wore u
ke me bacelets. After a time the latter ab- as
at for stained from wearing them daily; they ''
st two, were conferred as a mark of distinction,
or this as a souvenir of some great act, and the PC
t, and possessor guarded them consequently as ca
t once glorious decorations, and contented him- wa
self with suspending them upon his
butat breast on days of ceremony and tri- frc
adget umph, in the same manner as a General so0
hasdu to-day wears his orders and insignias. Mc
hasty In this manner the bracelet became the
o the insignia of the warrior. The plebeian Is;
s classes, dancing rgirls and others, wore nu
Up1no them around the wrists and ankles. nei
ºlaeto The Gauls were also great lovers of the
led in bracelet. At Pont-Audemer is to be car
seen a magnificent gold bijou of this the
kind, very finely worked. It is attrilb- gi
a den- uted to the first part of the reign of the wic
hwas blerovingians. bet
want At the commencement of the sixth Pr(
w century no trace is found of the bracelet
n mei in France. A revolution has been if t
Sit. effected in wearing apparel as well as in bin
"theI wil morals. Ladies' wrists are ornamented sell
Iwill with large, colored silk cuffs, em- the
radonwill broidered with gold and pearls. This oth
will fashion ends with the Carlovinglans. wht
When was the time that fashions pre- thrn
be of vailed longer than one dynasty? Later
pro- on, ladies wore tight and buttoned hab
or a sleeves, terminating at the wrist; in the lips
n to twelfth century, Jean de Garlande speci- cec
eser- fles the works made by goldsmiths- ter
ing- hanaps (large cups) of gold and silver, to t
ahis necklaces, pins, knots and rings, but ing
nothing is said of bracelets. Finally, of a
ved, "manacles" were used; they were a sort havi
in a of bracelet composed of a piece of stuff to
upon which jewels were sewn, until
upa- finally, in the last half of the fourteenth
century, the true metal bracelet ap.
till, peared. It seems that it was worn by The
gentlemen, although secretly, as a kind
d to of vow, a badge of servitude which they IV
was pledged to the lady of their thoughts. spen
Sso0 The history of Jehan de Saintre, men(
oust Chamberlain of King Charles VI., and whic
of the Lady des Belles Cousines bears a vir
nis- witness to this. When Jehan de Saintre of lel
vows eternal fidelity to his lady, she do- hoari
an- mands of him to constantly wear an ent
I emblem of attachment. "On the first will
O a day of May, which will be to-morrow," becot
she tells him, "you will place a gold- of ma
be bracelet of some kind or other on your of yes
ing left arm, and wear it for a year." Next piles
he day he comes with the bracelet which hoop,
end he is to wear, and the lady herself puts Ically
of it on. From about that time this piece mold
the of jewelry has been called "bracelet." long t
From about the middle of the fifteenth The
century the bracelet became a distinctive and it
piece of ornament among the French seven
le ladies. At the time of the "Directoire," ored lt
in the women who had adopted the fashion ance.
rof wearing a robe a la Romaine orna- sight
ies mented their arms with six bracelets, so d
three on each arm-one high up, an- no
so other above the elbow, the third at the makes
of wrist. This is not all, however; they tuted
to also wore rings on all their fingers, in- for e
to cluding the thumb; encircled their waist What,
or with a large sheet as a balt, and wore dom ir
is large hoops in their ears. umbre,
n About 1830 bracelets assumed a'great year.
importance, and ranked even with liter- old re
f ature and painting; in other words, they old t
became "romantic." Although it may pot in
id appear rather bombastic to assign so
, high a place to a piece of jewelry, never- gravel)
If theless, nothing will qualify so well
h the artistic tendencies in this direction no app
of the goldsmiths of that epoch. Brace- cin
d lets appeared on the arms of ladies, ta
e composed entirely of pointed arches, in stool, a
. the midst of which ironclad warriors ru
Skept watch and ward. It is easy to im wornoi
o agine the enthusiasm with which they malned
d were received, being so well in keeping Fire
with the tendency of the people. houske
At present, finally, the fancy and fulness
t caprice of the day dictate to the jeweler les
8 the shape, either new or copied from that is
s former ages, to be given to the bracelets; become
sometimes a sorpent twisting itself I its I
g around the wrist, gold hoopswith along hic
1 jewel, a chain, etc. The shapes vary to fertilize
Sthe infinite at present, and many of cloth ai
Sthem are due to the ingenuity of our litter th
Sjewelry designs.-Jewelers' Circular. the door
Flounces for Winter Use. antage,
Flounces have appeared upon dressy rese
sinter toilets, dinner costumes and tea- time, aI
I gowns. At a house where the latest
SParisian toilets are always to be found fel and
is, for example, exhibited a costume of Cloths
Eiffel red heather cloth trimmed with ful to t
heavy satin ribbon of a darker shade. ofalmos
There are similar narrow ribbons put utilized,
on the flounce in s¶raight rows. An- clothing
other toilet of black armure silk for thousand
evening wear has the flounces trimmed that hot
with English pink moire veined with necessity
jet. A dress of pink and silver shot Bureau
surah is made with narrow pinked taclesou1
flounces. A toilet for a wealthy South- sionally
erner who will spend the winter at Old letters a
Point Comfort is made of a pale golden Andhow
shade of terracotta poult de sole, have bee
trimmed with lace flounces of a deeper higher or
tone. The cuirass bodice of terracotta eculiar
velvet the shade of the lace opens in a ad arti
point front and back. It has a graceful oto th
jabot drapery of lace on one side of the The y
corsage, and upon the opposite side are prudent
bands and costly ornaments of gold gal- occasion
loon heavily veined with terracotta.- too ofter
N. Y. Sun.
every thi
Even an i
-A canvas-back duck flies at an ha- fulness
bitual rate of 80 miles per hour, which is becomes
increased in- emergency to 120. The thatthe 1
mallard has a flight of 48 miles an hour; in the pa
the black clok, pin-tail, widgeon, and In the roc
wood duck can not do much better. The once a ye
blue-wing and green-wing teals can do numerou
100 milesan hour and take iteasy. The and the
red head casIly all day at 90 miles per contains
hour. The gadwall can do i)s pat d
tflght of theo wildgos
Y* PITH AND POINT.
pormas -A little learning is a dangerd.
thing; but the danger is not in the
'chap- learning but the littleness.
is one
imong -Whatever you or your friends do is
a used never wholly wrong; whatever your
da en- enemy or his friends do is never wholly
n e ghtx- right.
-The and h man who doesn't know where
ished his next dollar is to come from always >: z
Ls him sends it where his last went.-Phila-.
arms phia Times.
;ion of -When you can induce a man to hold
rodus, your horse in the rain, how natural it is
r jew- to tarry around the fire on the inside.--.°'..
ies of Atchison Globe.
-Praise never gives us much pleasure
wore unless it concurs with our own opinion, ' '
r ab- and extolus for those qualitiesin which
they we chiefly excel.--Hume.
ction, -As I know more of mankind I exo
.d the poet less of them, and am readier to
tly as call a man good on easier terms than I
him- was formerly.-Dr. Johnson.
i his -Common courtesy is quite distinct
I tri- from a matter of common curtesy, b
neral some people don't seem to knowL '
nias. Merchant Traveler.
e the -He who bears failure with patience
beian is as much of a philosopher as he who
wore succeeds; for to put up with the worldnol it.
kles. needs as much wisdom as to control it.
f the -A slight divergence at the outstart
o be carries the arrow far out of the way at
this the end, just as a false 'step in starting
Itril- gives life a result that is disastrously
fthe wide of the mark. To begin well is to
begin true, and with a sure aim.-United
sixth Presbyteri.n.
celet -Every one who suffers punishment,
been if the punishment has been rightly dealt
as in him by another, must needs either him
uted self be made better and thus benefit
em- thereby, or else serve as an example to . :
This others, that they, seeing the sufferings :
[ans. which he endures, may be made ba't :
pro- through dread of them.
ater -The man whose conversation. 
ned habitually chaste and pure, from whose
the lips "no corrupt communication" pro
eci- ceeds, and whose words tend to "mipis
hs- ter grace unto the hearers," knows how -'
her, to talk and what to say. One is alwhys
but in good company when in the company
Lily, of such a man. His society is wort
sort having, and contact with him will to.
'tuff to make one better.
ntil
nth HOARDING OLD THINGS.
by The Poetry and Prose of Garret, Sowin
and Room and Closet.
hey Women, in the main, are nonatu
spendthrifts, and economy is a
ire mendable thing, but there is a poin
nd which it, like forbearance, ceases
ars a virtue. I allude now to the pt
re of letting odds and ends accumulat .
do- hoarding nondescript articles of no .
an ent value, with the notion that
rst will some time be of use. Such ar
," become veritable skeletonsin the ci
d- of many a home. Bonnets of a fahio
ur of years agone have a musty smell; the
xt piles of newspapers are sticky with agep;_
ch hoop-skirts of times past grin sardon..
ts ically, and shoes are green with thei
ce mold that is the concomitant of leather'i
long unused.
b The rule, keep a thing seven yearn-1
ye and if no use be yet found for it keep it
4 seven more, is one that is "more hon
,, ored in the breach than in the obsernv
n ance." From it has comehe ethriftless .
a- sight of a collection of dust-harboring
so disease-engendering rubbish of
n- no seeming earthly use, }tb i
makes one of properly- onus.
tuted tendencies instinctively long
for either a bon-ire or a spade.-:
t What, I should like to know, is the .i ;
dom in keeping the broken par u e
umbrella longer if not*-. :
year. Yet the dilapid o
increased. Why not, at once, sel
r old iron to the iron-monger, and
y up the cracked pitcher and noseless tea
y pot into eagerly-appropriated bits (of
gravel) for the chickens? Bury out of
sight the old tin cans for which there is
no apparent need, knowing their cheap.
Sness if any should be wanted in the un* .
certain future for flower-pot or for foot.
stool, and burn in the friendly deptl '
the kitchen fire the rimless ha '
wornout shoe, and the rag-bag th
filled last year but for which the -. .
man never came.
Fire is in more than one way the .
housekeeper's blessing. Besaitesits use." '
fulness for cooking and heating puv-t'
poses it may hide forever the Objeot"
that is an eye-sore, or which would
become such by long keeping, giving us....'
in its place a handful of ashes with
which to enrich our flower border or /
fertilize our orchard plat. The scrap Of
cloth and bits of paper and string that
litter the floor and, swept out, disfigure , _
the door-yard, may help, to better ad
vantage, in kindling the next fire; and
many an unsightly thing about the
premises can be picked up from time to
time, and its burning servo a double
purpose, namely: the provision of more
fuel, and tidily-kept surroundings.
Cloths of every description are so use
ful to the housekeeper that every'part
of almost any garment can be speedily
utilized, and the long savingoflaid-aside
clothing becomes a folly. While .the
thousand and one uses for waste-paper
that house-wives know precludes any
necessity of sticks of stale newspapers.
Bunreau-drawers and pattern recep-.
tacles ought to be "riddled out" occa
sionally, and, by the same token, one's
letters and papers and pigeon-hole
And however niggardly one may once
have been it can come to be, by the
higher order of worth and neatness, a ( -
peculiar satisfaction to put every bulk .
and particle, no longer valuable, 5iLts
out of the way. -
The young housekeeper should be
prudent and not wasteful, but there is
occasion to guard against the opinion
too often considered a virtue - thabte
every thing is "toogood to throw away." -
Even an inanimate article's day of use.
fulness may be ended, when its keeping : :
becomes a burden. I have often thought -
that the poetry of the garret exist osdly-: -
in the poet's imagination, for iil y, \
in the room cleaned on an averagbu' -I
once a year, the spider's webs are too
numerous, the spinning-wheel too dusty
and the hair-covered trunk too apt to
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