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EITERED AT POSTOFFJCE AS SECOND-CLASS HATTER
Good bye Grover, good bye'
The government of these United States,
on next Monday, begins again under the
To-day, is Grovers last, but one, and
that one Sunday which don't count for
much, as its no day for business.
Mr. L. A. Martinet, of New Orleans,
La., has again sbyed his castor into the
journalistic ring. This time the title of
his paper is "Crusader." We wish him
better success than he had with his last
The Chionicle, a Cemocratic paper of
Augusta, Ga., says: Negro leaders
should understand thatcongress will not
interefere with the election laws of the
South. There will never be another
hell of leconstruction. The or.ly hope
of the Colored man rests in the minds
and hearts of the white men of the South
and the Negro who does not undeistand
this is blind to the inevitable. The peo
ple of the North are not going to keep
the country in dissension and strife on
account of the Negro. The government
has done its full duty for him and the
verdict of the country is that the Negro
must take caie of himself, just like the
white man, in all the states of the union.
California seems to be THE place where
the Colored man has an opportunity to
prove himself a MAN. Only a short time
ago Peter Jackson, a Colored professor
of the "manly art o* self-defense,"
knocked out a white man who had never
before lost a battle and, on Last
Wednesday, the great sfx-day walking
match closed, in San Francisco, with
Frank Hart, the Colored pedestrian, the
winner he having 525 miles to his credit.
Ail the other contestants where white.
The gate receipts will aggregate $25,000
and Hart's share will be a good round
aum $15,000. A few more victories
which only MEN can win will probably
convince some of our prejudiced white
brothers that we are MEN.
"It is inconsistent to ask the white
journals to use\ cap "N" in the word
Negro, when some of our leading race
journals fail to do so. It is not fair to
do so. It is not fair to ask of a white
man what we will not do ourselves."
Equally as glaring and more deter
mined inconsistencies exist in the walks
of life among the Colored people. They
live disreputable lives and yet expect
the respect of respectable people and
thrust themselves forward as fair*repre
eentatives of the race whenever an op
portunity is afforded. Thev conduct
various kinds of business in which no
Colored person will he accorded the
same accommodations they cordialyy
extend to whites. They act very bois
terously and unbecomingly in public
places and yet expect to be treated with
the same courtesy gentlemanly and
lady-like deportment obtains. There
are very many evils existing among us
that must be corrected before we cancircle
hope to be properly treateJ by the
whites. We lack race prtde, but we
must cultivate it and when we can truly
be proud of ourselves others will soon
le proud of us.
solved the Lord only knows,
paper suggests the uprising of
ored people of those states
are in the majority and sa
Mi sissippi and Louisiana,"
cendiary cries. "If the Negroes should
rise some night in either state and mas
sacre 10,00whites and set the state in a
blaze" they would be heroes and res
pected as such. "A well-planned, well
executed Negro insurrection in anythat
bulldozing southern state, an uprising
that would equal St. Bartholomew,
would solve the race problem and stop
the race war in the brutal South." "If
a dozen counties in any bulldazing state
were overrun, burned, and a few thou
sand white throats cut some night" that
would be the end of Negro persecutions
"That is exactly what the develish South
deserves." "There has got to be 'hell
to pay' before the South will consent to
be just." There is peihaps much truth
in this last remark, but we hope no such
harshness will ever be inaugurated.
We look for great strides to be made by
the incoming administration toward an
amicable settlement of this vexed ques
The National Press Convention.
The tenth annual meeting of the nat
ional Colored Press Association will
occur March 5-7 at Metropolitan Church
Washington D, C. The executive com
mitiee has prepared a program that bids
fair to be extraordinarially interesting
and instructive, of which the following
is a sort of synopsis: The customary
opening exercics daily, elect.on and
installment of officers, discussions of
papers read etc. The special assign
ments are: Address of Welcome, Hon.
John M. Langston Respouse, P. H.
Murry, St. Louis Advance Paper, "Ih
Colored News Bureau," J. Q. Adams,
St. Paul, THE APPEAL Paper, "Rep
resentative Negroes,' Magnus L. Robin
son, Washington, National Leader
Report of special committee on "Thewas
Religious, Educational, Political Social
and Industrial condition of ihe Colored
People of the South," John Mitchell,
Richmond Planet, chairman Paper,
"How to make Colored newspapers pay
as Business Enterprises," R. Pelhem,
Jr Detroit, Plaindealer Paper, "Is Negro
Leadership^ Failure," W. Calvoin Chase
Washington, Bee Paper "Industrial
Education," C. J. Perry, Philadelphia,
Tribune Paper, "The Best Methods of
Making our People a Reading People,"
R. R- Wright, Augusta, Sentinel Paper,
"The Power of the Press, Hon. J. C.
Dancy, the Star of Zion, Paper, "The
New South," Hon. J. Willis Menard,
The Southern Leader Paper, "The
Claims of the Negro upon existing
Political Parties," L. E. Christy, Indian
apolis World Paper. Rev. R. S. Laws.
Paper, "What has the Negro to do with
the Tariff," John Dunham, Philadelphia
Tribune: Report of the Historian Paper
Women in Journalism-The Past," Mrs.
A.N. McEwen, Baptist Leader "The
Future," Miss Julia W. Mason, Our
Woman and Children symposium,
subjects and speakers to be selected by
The subjects assigned are open to any
member of the Association for di&cussion
those appointed are simply to lead in
the discussion and time is allowed for
others to participate.
The fact that the meeting is just after
the inanaguration of President Harrison
will doubtlers draw many who, other
wise would not attend and it will be
surprising if the meeting is not the best
ever held by the Association.
Pilgrim Baptist Church..
Last Sunday morning found not as
many in our church as usual. Those
that did brave the cold weather heard
the Gospel truth from 2 Kings 43.
"Empty Vessels." Only such can beMen's
used bythe Lord of the house and thependant
lesson seemed to glow into action. The
one prayer that is offered more in
action than in audible sound, is that
the master call and send many
these young hearts in the way ofso,"
duty. The entei tainment given on
Washington's birthday, was truly grand:
our vestry waBfilledwith an appreciat
ive andience. Every one declared the
entertainment a success in every way.
The young people's meeting is growing
in interst from week to week. Those
young in the cause are welcomed to
take apart with us. The children of
our S, S.(Primary department,) will give
an entertainment March 21 in the church
An extensive programme is in prepaiat
ion, the Brass Band will furnish the
music on that evening. The Church
Aid Society spent Monday evening very
pleasantly. There was a large number
of members and friends present. A
more sumptnous feast will be spread on
Monday the 4th to celebrate the incom
ing President grasping the handles of
of this mighty government. After the
programme, refreshments will be served.
Sunday morning we have our usual
covenant meeting, Sunday School at 12:
45, Communion at 3 p. m., Young pe
oples meeting at 7 o'clock, preaching at
8. Let every Christian find himself in
the house of God. Advance are made
all along the line, and yet the largest
room, is room for improvement. We
hear a great deal about culture and
literary lore, yet there is room for heart
culture among many of the would be
lights in St. Paul, move steadily on, with
one aim in view, and that centered on
Christ as our example, Christ as oureach
Elder brother, and Christ as all and in
all. We feel assured that if the one idea
is kept in mind, that the church of God
is not a social club, not a fashionable
that exchides a eertian partion of
those for whom Christ died But that it
puts all humanity on the game fooling in
the sight of God, strips & man of his
righteous self, and hands him the Bible
looking-glass, that he may see himself
as a sinner, last and undone without
Christ. This we believe to be the true
mission of the church. Each conversion
There is no problem in this country
that is giving so much trouble as the
*'JKfegro Problem" and how it is to be I earnestness in the work Heart power is I jury internally and diei
should stimulate us to greater action and a distance of twenty feet. He wasin-
W jSfflfs SI1
wnat is needed he whose heart is en
listed in be half of a truth or cause, Will
carry others with him. The most bril
of finished ortory cannot take the place
of heart power. There are arts and
graces of successful advocacy which
ought not be neglected by one who is
set to proclaim the truth. But there is
no art like heart and there is no grace of
loving earnestness. May we all be so
filled by the truth of God's word which
makes us earnest in our appeals to those
are out of Christ.
Miss Lizzie S. Patterson, who has
been teaching in the public schools con
stantly, for several years, has gone to
California for her health.
Mrs. Navey Neadum of Missisippi is
in the city to lounch out m. His funeral
was preached at Little Zion Baptist
Church Tuesday by Rev. Dr. M. W.
Jamison of which church he was a
The Musical and Martha Washington
entertainment given at Odd Fellows hall
February the 22 by the 5th Ave Baptist
Church society was a success in every
particular Madames Moholia Guest
George Murfree managed the affair.
Mr. John H. Taylor, a popular young
man died early Sunday morning at his
residence on Magazine near Thirteenth.
His illpess covered a period of ten days
and it was quite a shock to his wife who
had suffered the loss of both father and
mother within the last two years.
The married men had a gold time at
Odd Fellow Hall Thursday evening of
last week, over one hundred persons
were present who enjoyed themselves
in puping time the strains of the string
band, and portaking of viaros preposed
by F. Hocfer and Sons the "Pellican."
It was quite a joke on the bodies who
are not able to move the of "matrimoy."
To the memory of Mrs. Ibby Washing
ton, who died in Louisville, Ky., Feb.
10,1889, aged 35 years.
Mrs. Washington was the only daught
er of Stephen and Lettitia Hopkins. She
sick only five days, and no one
dreamed that her illness would termin
ate fatally, and all were gieatly shocked
when her death was announced. We
know she was taken to the father who
doeth all things well, leaving an aching
void in the hearts of those who loved
her so dearly, and are now bowed down
with an inconsolable grief. But they
may find comfort in the thought that she
has only gone up higher and awaits them
on the other shore.
As a woman, she was a model as a
christian, an example as a wife and
mother, she was dutiful, kind and patient
as one could be, enduring her lot with
Leaves have their time to fall and
flowers to wither, at the north winds
But thou hast all seasons for thine
own, O, Death!
Thou art gone, but we will not deplore
thee, whose God was thy ransom, thy
guardian and guide.
He gave thee, He took thee, and He
will return thee.
And death hath no sting, for thee,
the Savior hath died.
Mr. William Ferguson, of Toledo,
Ohio, is very low at 2117 S. Clark street.
Mrs. Addie Graham of 2702 Butterfield
street, has the sympathy of her friends
in regard of her sick brother.
There is an important letter at our
office for Mr. Geo. W. Madden former
ly of Philadelphia, Pa and Lancaster,
Ohio. He can secure the same by send
ing his address or applying in person to
THE APPEAL office, 325 Dearborn street.
Our friend G. D. Taylor is still on the
sick list and is yet confined to his bed at
37 22d street, he has been greatly missed
from the last few meetings of the Young
New hiding Club, also the Inde
Republican Club of which he is
How to Stay Young.
"How to Get Strong and Fow to Stay
was the title of a little book that a
few years ago was very popular with
people interested in physical culture.
But a book which should tell us how to
stay young would be still more popular.
Saying nothing about the fabled "Foun
tain of Youth," which Ponce de Leon
searched for, there is no question that
much may be done to stay young.
The observance of sound and sensible
hygenic rules, the use of suitable and
wholesome food, and keeping regular
hours, will do much to preserve youth.
One of the greatest helps is to avoid
worry. When you travel, the best way
to avoid all worry is to take "The Bur
lington." Its smooth tracks, its lux
urious sleeping cars, and the" delicious
meals furnished on its pee) less dining
cars, make "worry" absolutely impos
sible. For full information as to all its
advantages, write to W. J. C. Kenyon,
Gen. Pass. Agent, C. B. & N. R. R., St.sue.
IiOok Ou For It
Of course every body remembers the
beantiful erazy quilt which was awarded
to Mrs. William Alston at the Baptist
church fair. The quilt is valued at ?i00
and is a beauty so beautiful and so
valuable that the fortunate owner has
never used it. She' now desires to dis
pose of it, and in order to do so, has, de
cided to do BO by chance. She and her
friends have tickets to sell at 50 cents
which will entitle the holders to a
chance on the quilt and also admission
to Odd Fellows Hall where the raffle
will be conducted. Due notice of the
day and date will be given in these col
umns. There will be music and refresh
ments at the raffle and those who pur
chase tickets will get the worth of their
money and also a chance to get a $100
quilt for 50 cents.
A Colored boy, named Chauncy Lee,
living near Smitbfield, Ohio, while play
ing at school, jumped from a limb of a
tree, standing in the yard, to the ground
of Colored Voters Tue s
No One Man Huns the Voters.
About sixty Colored voters met Tues
day eveuing Feb., 26th, at Miller's barn
Division street, between State street and
Deaiborn ave., to discuss the question of
of one man's pledging the votes of all the
Colored voters of North Chicago, to any
set of political bosses or monopolists,
and a fortiori to bunch and to delivei
them even before the primaries are held.
S. W, Harris was elected chairman, C.
W. Brasheres was elected secretary.
The chairman then called upon Fred M.
Burrows to state the object of the meet
He in a brief speech said, in addition
to what is substantially stated above:
that he desired to see every aspiiantfor
public office have a fair show with the
people, that the people were the sover
eign, and when they said to Ben Harri
son, *'Go to the White house," he'd go
and when they said I 'Come out of there"
he'd come out. He said that he was a
Republican deep down in his soul, and
would support the Republican nominee,
but at the primaries, he would vote for
the men who were in favor of Colored
recognition in political and commercial
positionshe made no assertion
respecting social recognition, as
was misstated by the Tribune.
He said that he thought it no more than
fair to give our boys and girls a chance
to learn trades, and to favor them with
positions they were capable of filling,
after being educated in the high schools
and other departments of learning.
A living discussion then ensued, Messrs
J.H.Porter, G. W. Johnson, C. W.
Brashers, Henry Clark, Z. T. Saunders,
S. W. Harris and others, speaking.
Mr. Burrows, would here correct a
statement made by The Herald, that
Mr. Cabell had been ousted from the
office of assistant-secretary of The Dou
glass League, and ^at the last meet
ing, was in danger of being thrown down
stairs. Mr. Cabell is still ass't-secretary
of The League, and as the meeting was
held in a basement, he was not subject to
being thrown down stairs. The Herald
was also misinformed.
The meeting adjourned in otder, and
very soon a club to carry out the object
of the meeting will be formed.
Where to Get THE APPEAL.
For the benefit of persons who are not
regular subscribers, THE APPEAL is on
sale in Chicago at the following places
Chas. Landre, 111 Harrison street.
R. S. Bryan, 446 State f-treet.
F. A. Chinn, 338 Thirtieth street.
W. H. Monroe, 370 Dearborn street.
W. Nelson, 179 Walnut street.
Remonde House, 295, Clark stieet.
T. W. Johnson, 2734 State street.
I. B. Walters, 2828 State street.
Thomas Buck, 75^ Harrison street.
C. Tracy, 110 Harrison street.
G. W. Richardson,6036 Halsted street.
J. C. Cranshaw, 45(i 36th street.
John Griffith, 807 Austin avenue.
C. M. Hunt, 2611 State street.
Wm. Brow n, 2630 State street.
H. W. Nelson, 214 W. Randolph.
Barney Moore, 2646 State street.
Jacob Dozier, 2941 State street.
Thos. J. Birchler, 2724 State street.
Chicago Office, 325 Dearborn street.
A Homespun Administration.
It is more than possible that president
Harrison's administration will go down
into unwritten history as one of home
spun. There is a certain ruggedness,
Then there are the namesBenjamin,
Levi and Elijah. What more simple
and unassuming could be asked? And
so it is with the Saint Paul & Duluth
Railroad. It puts on no "frills." It
aims rather to give the public the best
available service and to maintain the
reputation of the "Duluth Short Line"
as the people's popular route and from
St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, West Su
perior, and CVike points. Information
furnished by A. B. Plough, General
Passenger Agent, St. Paul, Minn., or
The best cure for rheumatism or neu
ralgia is Salvation Oil, nsed according to
directions. 25 cents.
St. Paul stands third on the list of the
great cities of the United States in build
ing for 1888. Her figures were $14,686,-
There will be a grand entertainment
for the benefit of Prof. John W.
Luca, given under the auspices of
Mesdames W. H. Clay, B. Heathcock
Wilson and Miss Lulu Griswold,
about March 11th. Further particu
lars will be given in the next is
Some new and novel features will
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down town office and Union depot check
room. The value of the business is now
$5,000. Any one who means business
address C. H. WILLIAMS
375 Selby Ave. St. Paul
Equality of the Races.
Peoria Transcript: North Carolina
farmers are arming themselves with
shot-guns to keep Colored men from
leaving that State. They propose an
equitable division of labor. The Colored
men can do the work and the whites
will do the voting.
J. W. Griflithg, white, of Kearney,
Keb., claims that Henry Henry Flowers,
Colored, grossly insulted a lady to whom
he (Griffiths) was paying attention.
They quarrelled Wednesday night and
Griffiths shot and killed Flowers. The
murder is in jail but claims to have shot
in self defnese, v*"
*a MA* -^Esj *&-
How to Remove One or the Most Prolific
Causes of marital Trouble.
Any one who has given the subject
any attention knows that the multi
tude of applications for divorce largely
grows out of the permission which the
statutes give divorced parties to marry
immediately. In practice divorces are
unconditional and in the majority of
cases the application is made for the
purpose of marrying again.
The operation of the system is fa
miliar enough. A man who has be
come a little tired of his wife meets
another woman, it may be a girl or
another married woman, whom he
likes better. He begins a flirtation
with her. He knows he can not obtain
ber without a divorce. They talk the
matter over together. The man com
plains he has been mismarried. They
soon discover they are affinities and
there can be no happiness for them un
less they are married. The man begins
his work systematically. He grows
cold and petulant towards his wife. He
gradually alienates her affection for
him. Quarrels ensue. He becomes
actually cruel and disgusts her with hi9
treatment. Finally he abandons her or
Bommits some offense which will war
rant her in applying for a divorce un
3er the statutes. Driven to desperation
by his treatment, she at last applies
and under our lax laws the decree is
a,t once given her. Then the released
husband, as soon as decency will per
mit and sometimes sooner, marries the
Dther woman. The reverse of the case
is equally true. A wife tires of her
husband, having found a better-look
ing or a richer or smarter man. She
has little difficulty in convincing him
they are affinities. Then she com
mences her systematic method of get
ting rid of her husband by tantalizing
W neglecting him, by extravagant
habits of life, and by a thousand and
one ways of forcing him to apply for a
livorce or of provoking retaliatory con
iuc on his part which will allow her
to apply, and she goes off and marries
the other. Sometimes both parties are
married persons, but the game is the
3ame. Every one knows the modus
operandi. It is going on all the time
If there were a definite time fixed by
the statutes within which divorced per
sons could marry againsay, three or,
better still, five years, it would un
doubtedly have the effect of largely
preventing many of the divorce cases
which now crowd our court calendars.
the party applying for a divorce
were not allowed to marry again within
that period it is likely the first step
would not be taken. He or she would
aot be so fond of new affinities and they
would not regard matrimony as a mere
axperiment to see whether they liked
it instead of a binding contract. The
law as it stands encourages free love.
It says to the contracting parties: "If
you think you can do better you are at
liberty to try, and to repeat it as often
as possible," which is the essence of
free love. The statute promotes in
compatiability and encourages divorce.
People would find the old husbands and
wives would do if the law itself did
not encourage them to get new o^es.
ne of the Most Valuable Means of Edu
cation Ever Introduced.
An American contemporary furn
shes some interesting items concern
ing the system pursued at the Elmira
Reformatory, in which the experiment
nas been in progress for some years of
using prison confinement as an oppor
tunity of conferring educational ad
vantages on the inmates. The little
book of some hundred pages which
sets forth the results of the system is
printed by the prisoners themselves.
Only such convicts are sent to theare
institution as have never been in a
state-prison before. They are sen
tenced to an indefinite term subject to
the discretion of the board of mana
gers, but can not be detained beyond
the maximum period for which they
might have been incarcerated under
the law. For burglary, e. g., a man
may be kept in Elmira for ten years,
but not longer but if the superintend
ent believes that a prisoner, from his
record, will lead an honest life on dis
charge, he may bo allowed to go free
at any time after one year. To obtain
his release he must get a perfect record
in three branchesfor good conduct,
zeal and efficiency as a workman, and
proficiency and diligence as a scholar. In
this latter field is found the distinguish
ing characteristics of the Elmira system.
It i'3, in fact, a school for convicts, and
the results are surprising. On the
average, it is said, sixty per cent, of
convicts released from other prisons
find their way back, but thus far eighty
per cent, of the discharges from the
Elmira Reformatory during the eight
years the experiment has been con
tinued are believed to be permanent
reformations. Every improvement has
been introduced not inconsistent with
proper discipline, looking to the health
and well-being of convicts. The excenary
perience of those engaged in this
humanitarian Avork is oppofaed to the
view that intellectual development in
creases the capacity for wrong-doing.
By enforced study the energies former
ly employed in criminality seem di
verted toward more praiseworthy pur
suits. It is found, however, that even
the so-called intelligent criminal ap
pears mentally deficient as soon as he
passes out of the groove in which he
has been accustomed to exercise his
cunning, so that it is no easy task to
broaden his vtews of the aims and
duties of life, and thus qualify himself
for occupying a useful place in society.
The experiment appears to us to be
well worthy of consideration by social
reformers, and by all who desire that
penal inflictions should be made sub
servient to reformatory results in our
criminal population.London Lancet.
A Hartford deg has been taught to
wait at the gate for the postman and
carry the mail into the house. The
other morning there were no letters,
and, as the earner passed without stop
ping, the dog jumped from his place
and got in the carrier's way. The man
said a kindly word to the brute and
then started to walk off, but the dog
barked as if for a letter, and when the
latter was not handed over, bit the
It I as Ba in Female Colleges as One
Could Well Imagine.
Human nature is very much the same
in all institutions of learning, and first
year students who venture to be too
presumptuous are usually disciplined
by their upper classmates. It makes
no difference whether they are attend
ing a college for the development of
foot-ball players and crack oarsmen,
or are cultivating the graces of danc
ing, music and needlework in an insti
tution where the sterner sex is not ad
mitted. The fresh girl is treated very
much the same as the freshman. When
a young miss enters a boarding-school
she generally thinks she owns the half
of the world which does not belong to
her strapping brother who is just ma
triculating at college. He sports a
high hat and carries a bag and cane,
and the same spirit prompts her to
climb into high-heeled shoes and don
a sealskin sacque and wear a bustle.
In such a case the youth is put through
a course of sprouts by the maturing
sophomore, and the same thing must
be done to her of the bustle to mold
the giddy girl into something like
This is how it works. The young
lady of fifteen determines to wear a
sealskin coat, although such articles
are prohibited by the sophomore girls
of the college. A sealskin fight fol
lows just as naturally as a cane-rush.
It would not do to tear up sealskin
promiscuously, so when the young lady
wants to appear defiant she dons an
imitation seal-skin, sometimes made of
cheese-cloth, and parades before her
irate elders. Then the fun common cos.
Half a hundred young Amazons pounce
on her, screaming and shouting, and
the way that imitation seal-skin is
ripped and torn would shame a flock
of vultures. Within two minutes the
sacque has lost all resemblance to a
neat fitting garment, and the victorious
sophomore girls go on parade, each
decked with a sort of imitation seal
High-heeled shoes meet with much
the same treatment. But the glory of
the female college shines brightest ia
the bustle fight. It's a bold, first-class
girl that will wear a bustle before she
has aged a year in college. But now
and then some warlike Boadicea de
termines to take to herself that article
which has been likened to "manufac
tured to-back-her." She purchases
one of abnormal size, and once arrayed
in it, starts forth to onset. The bag
fight, the hat fight, the cane fight are
nothing to the slaughter that follows.
She's torn by finger nails, crushed,
scratched and pinched until the bustle
yields and is made into a football. As
the girl draws off for a breathing spell,
there goes floating off in the breeze
tresses of hair shaded all the way from
Auburn to Schenectady. But the re
sult of this harsh treatment is that the
fresh girl is no longer fresh. She gives
up her lien on a large section of the
globe, and is not thereafter head and
shoulders above her mates. Some
times fresh girls receive a different
kind of treatment. One method, is for
the sophomores to summon them to a
feast, the viands of which are cooked by
sophomore hands. Imagine the misery
of such dining. But the civilization
of the nineteenth century is driving
out those middle age horrors.Phila
The Example Set to His Countrymen by
Time was when the life of Dr. Frank
lin was considered a stock book to pre
sent to young men starting out in life,
whatever their business. But of late
years I suppose it has been considered
as rather behind the age. Indeed,
many not very familar with the subject
apt to think of him something in
the light of that public speaker, not
over friendly to Puritan traits, who
spoke of him as "the incarnation of the
New England characterhard, calcu
lating, angular, incapable of conceiv
ing of any higher object than the ac
cumulation of money."
So often, impulsive, generous-hearted
youth is apt to look upon thrifty max
ims of close economy and steady in
dustry as rather "old fogy" in their
days, as something narrowing and
hardening to nature.
It is true that Franklin's teachings
in this line impressed themselves
deeply on the age in which he lived,
and they have come down to us in a
straight line these hundred years, and
become no unimportant part of the
warp and woof of the nation's history.
No doubt the "pattern" would be
greatly marred, if not the very fabric
itself, if his influence, direct or iu
direct, could be wholly eliminated.
Yet his careful "taking care of pence"
did not make him hard or unbympa
thizing, or deaf to appeals on his gen
erosity. Indeed, his very care of the
pence enabled him to dispense with a
generous hand to those who had a
claim upon him. It was not very mer
in him to buy a house in Boston
for his poor old sister Jane, and send
in every fall enough money to lay in a
plentiful store of fuel and food. And
yet from the midst of the gay French
court he took time to write her such
funny, cheery letters that she said the
pleasure they gave her "made even
his great presents but
1 Hi thrift and economsecondarydhaya not
soured his disposition but, despite his
home-made blue stockings, his genial
spirit made for him a welcome in the
highest court circles. Indeed, his faith
fulness to a friend often exceeded what
we should esteem a wise prudence,
giving even half of the year's income
to help a poor fellow who was his com
panion in London, whom he loved with
all his faults. It did not show a very
mercenary spirit to give his three
years' salary of six thousand pounds to
works for the public good nor would
a very stingy man have taken the in
terest he did in his journeymen, many
of whom he set up in business.
His old principles of sturdy economy
and diligence in business are the bul
warks of the nation's prosperity still,
and it will help any young man to
make them a subject of faithful study
and careful thought.American Gro
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