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---U.. NEWBERRY, S. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1884.
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811YT1 DIVAR I
here did you get that nice fitting t
suit at ? it is perfect, Charles.
Now darling can't you guess where
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course, John, I thought you would a
say that, I went to Kinard's Em
porium of Fashion to see the new r
Spring Stock that he is advertis e
ing so extensively. They were so e
kind, polite, and attentive in shlow
ing me some fine cutaway and sack 1
suits. and at last pursuaded me to J
try them on, well they fit so nice v
a:.d were ma le up in such a
that I could'nt help blying a suit. v
I saved from $10 to $15 on the I
Well John if you can save that i
difference in price and they certain- 1
iy fit you as well as your Tailor u
an make them for you. I would a
dvise you to continue to trade t
(Jno.) Yes I will and glad that r
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hink it is folly for a man to have
is clothes made, where you can g
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AN OLD FACE
--IN A NEWPLACE.
I have moved into the store next
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-I have in stock
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hite Wine and Cider Vinegar cheap.c
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he Spoon in Can Baking Powder.
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nd will alwvays studyV the interests of
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und mecasuire and sell cheap and only
Mr. A. D. Lovelace is with me and -1
ill be haippy to see his friends andt
be public generally. t
B. H. Lovelace.
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:ittle Mischief keeps the hounehohl
In a constant hub-bub boo.
i she's quiet, then 'tis eev tain,
She is deep in mischief. to.
11 about the house she travels,
Restless, busy little elf.
. she spies some hidden treasure,
Reaches up and helps herself.
Lhere's no use to reprimand l her;
She looks up in blank surprise,
Vith her b:iby lips a-tremble,
And reproachful, tear-dimmed eyes.
Iamma thinks herself a hcathen,
Such a baby girl to scald.
Vhy of course, she knows no bette:
Mischief isn't two years old.
,J we put our little trinkets
Higher up beyond her reach,
tud with loving smiles and kiss s,
Rights of otkers try to teach.
iet we know we ought to scold her
()nty for the mastery strives.)
ittle Mischief, blessed darling!
She's the comfort of our lives.
-Sarah E. Eastman, in Gollen days.
Coal-dust, cinders, oil and smoke
isually make firemen on duty rath
r grimy-looking personages. Per
aps few among the thousands who
ide in the railroad cars behind us
ould care for our acquaintance.
ut we are useful-as useful, per
aps, as any other class of men;
.nd certainly we have our full
hare of the hard, disagreeable
hings in life, including frequent
erils and much exposure to weath
Working up from fireman to en
ine-driver-or "engineer" as we
re usually called in. this country
3 often a slow process. There are
ien on our line-the I~udson Riv
r railroad-who have been firing
leven years, with no promotion
et: though they are no doubt ful
y competent to run an engine.
or promotion depends almost
rholly upon vacancies occurring,
r some special influence at head
A man ought to become familiar
ith a locomotive in eleven years.
thought I knew every screw in
line after firing two years. Yet
takes a good deal of time to
arn to fire well, so as to get the
iost steam out of the least fuel,
nd have the highest pressure at
lie grades where it is most needed.
'o do this a man should know the
oad, every rod of it, as well as the
Then comes the oiling. An en
ine requires a great deal of oil,
s well as coal and water. The
reman has to keel) in mind all
hose scores of bearings where oil
as to be applied. Between oiling,
hoveling in coal, shaking and stir
lng up his fire-to keep it steady
.d hot-and looking to his stock
f coal and water, lie is kept busy
and must needs watch sharply.
~ut a man gets these duties well
xed in his head in time.
It is while "firing" that the prac
ical knowledge of running an en
ine is gained. A fireman is the
room. so to speak, of tile '-iron
orse" iIe must, morning and
venling, have the engine polished,
fixed tip," and ready for his supe-.
ior, the engineer, to step into tile
ab and start off. Usually the en
;ineer does not make his appear
nce till the moment of connecting
rith tihe train. Between the en
;ineer and his fireman there exists
.n easy-going and manly sort of
riendship, though I have known
ases where the two men detested
When I began to fire under "D)oc"
~immons, I scarcely knew enough
o build a good fire in a cook-stove,
,d could not have found a quarter
if the oil-caps. It must have been
,trial to him the first week or two
lut he never gave a sharp word
hough he often had to tell me
ings over and over again.
"Doc"--as the railway men all
aled him-was superior engineer.
Ie knew every pound of metal in
,locomotive; just where it lay, and
ow much it was good for. He
ras one of those men who seem to
eel just what there is in a loco
notive the moment he takes hold
f the levers and starts up). iIe
ras a good-hearted fellow, and al.
rays had a pleasant word or a joke
11 along the line, and it is general
y the case that snch men (do not
al the company o:- the publie at a
I went home and cried like a ba
y the day "Doc" was killed. If
Shad been my own father I could
ot have felt half as badly. I ac
ually wished that I had gone to
e bottom of the river with him.
It was the night of the 6th of
ebruary, and fearfully cold. We
ad "No 117" then, and took out
from New York city, up the line ti
Albany. It was a bitter night. an
the line was frosty and slippery.
The express was always a heav;
train. The night we had thre,
baggage and express cars and eigh
passenger coaches, and we wer
late out of New York, to begin witl
--about fifteen minutes, I think.
Such cold weather is always de
moralizing to a railroad It i
much harder to make time, all met
al works bad, and though the fir
appears to burn brighter, it take
more coal to make steam. Th
train seems to hang t , the line
Then too, the cutting wind i
enough to freeze the marrow in
It might have been mostly fanc
on my part, but I thought -Doe
had an odd look in his .face tha
night, as he got into the cab. H1
was more serious than usual, for w
both knew we had a hard run befor
us, and a cold one. Both of ti
were muffled up in fur caps an
"Shove in the coal, Nick, an
shake her down smart. We wan
every ounce of steam to nigit,
says Doe. '-Fifteen miantes behim
and eleven cars on ! Those slecp
i ig coaches are as hr avy as a whol
block, too. I'm glad this is
double tiack line, and all clea
We pulled out, and frum the wa,
)oc handled her, I knew that io
meant to pick up the fifteen minute
if it was in the old machine to d<
it. I suppose we made thirty mile;
an hour-perhaps forty-on thi
On we went, reeling off the dark
bleak miles, with the sharp winc
cutting into the cab, till near Nev
Hamburg station, where the lino
then crossed Wappinger creek or
the trestle bridge which had
"draw" in it. It was a comfort tc
think that the draw would certainl)
be open on such a night, for thi
creek was frozen up.
Ah, if it were only permitted tc
trainmen to know just what is aheai
on the tracks on these black bitte
nights ! But we can only see whal
the head-light shows us; and ofter
the signals seem strangely obscure
in fog, or in driving rain and
One of those always possibl(
"breaks," which may not occur foi
years, but are yet constantly liable
to happen, had occurred that night
One of the South-bound night
frieght-trains, running down tc
New York. broke an axle and go
one of its midile cars off the rails
before reaching the bridge.
How far thy dragged the car it
that condition, no one knows; for
it was so cold that the conductor
and all the br:akmen were huddled
in the caboose behind. But they
found it out after a time, and slow
ed down as the train got on the
As they camne to a stand-still
two or th~ree other cars jumped the
track; and one of these ,an oil-ear,
with a long tank on it. broke it:
coupplings-and v ; shove dovc r or
to the up-line of ; tk-our line
where it stood SidL .-ise across tih<
The accident male great confus
ion with the omen on the freight
but they claimed that they got out
their signal-' anterns as soon a:
they could. andl that it was not:
minute before we came up.
As we shot along past the dark
station and out toward the bridge
I saw the white steam of the freight
-'We shall l'ass No. 19 right by
time bridge," I)oc said.
Both of us were looking, Doe or
his side and I on mine.
Suddenly, right ahead. we saw
red lantern swinging on our track
at the head of the bridge.
"-God save us, D)oc !" I shouted
'the draw's open !'
"Spring the patent brake !" h<
said to me-that was what we called
tihe air-brake, then-and in a mo
ment we had shut off, reversei
and whistled for the hand-brakes
But we were going at a greal
speed. In a moment more we ha!
come alongside the freight engine
and out on the bridige we saw th<
oil-car right across our rails ! It ha!
a look of death in it. I swung oul
on the step).
"-Shan't y-ou jump. Doc?" I cried
lie stood with his back to me
lookino ahead. but turned when ]
called'out. 1 .shall never forgel
that last look he g:sve me. lie dii
not speak, but his look seemed t<
say, "Yes, you may as well jumi
but I mnust stick to my post.'
lHe barely !ooked round to me
but made no answer, then looke<
Then I jumped-went heels ove
head along the side of time embank
ment leading to the bridge, rollet
over and over. and landed down o1
the ice of the creek, near the ab)ut
ment. which I had scarce touche<
when I heard time crash, as our en
gine struck the oil-car.
With the collision came a sudden
brilliant flash of light ! Everything
above me, the whole bridge and thb
cars on it seemed wrapped in:
blaze of fire !
At the same instant, too, there
as a Anul long, taing crash
3 The trestle had given way beneath
I the strain.
Down came our engine, th. three
y baggage cars, a passenger car, and
e I (lou't know how many freight
t cars of the other train. on to the
e ice. The whole wreck, as it fell
h down. seemed enveloped in flames
for the oil had splashed over every
' thing. and the blazing coals from I
s the fire-box exploded it on the in.
3 When the engine struck the ice,
s it broke through, and with a hiss
a went to the bottom of the deep
water there; and on top of it came
s tumbling down all the other cars.
I For a moment following the
crash there was an almost complete
silence; then agonizing screams,
and prayerful cries for help from
t the imprisoned passengers.
I We who were not disabled did what
e we could. The seven rear cars did
e not run into the chasm. but two of
s them burned on the track, along
I with a number of freight cars.
I Twenty-one of the passengers were
1 killed outright, and a still greater
t number were injured.
' As we worked there in the noise,
1 heat and awful confusion of that
night, I cast many an anxious
e glance round for Doc, hoping and
a half expecting that he had got clear
r and would be at work with us try
ing to get o it the passengers. But
F I saw nothing of him, and by day
a break I felt sure that he had gone
s down with the engine.
The locomotive was not hauled
s up out of the water till the next
e week. Then we found his body
jammed down under the engine on
the bed of the creek. His hands.
I face and c'othes had been ,co:ch d;
but whether lie was drowned, or
a burned to death. w-, could not tell.
ie had met his death at hisspost
t of duty; gone out of the wor:d with
his hand on the lever; ~giving his
own life that the lives of others
might be saved-a man of whom
any people may be proud.
WIND-SOUNDS IN TIIE DES
The travelers tales of sounds
like the ringing of bells, which
they have heard in descrts and
lonely places, are familiar. Some of
them are two well substantiated to
admit of serious dispute. Among
them is that of the noises heard at
the Gebel Nakus, in the Sinaitic
peninsula; the musical cliffs of
Orinoco, told of by IIumboldt; and
the sounds which the French ser
vants, Jollois and DJevilliers, de
clare they heard at sunrise at Kar
nak, Egypt, andl described as com
p)arable to the anc'ent fable of the
v-ocal Mem non. Tfhe sounds are not
always or exactly like the ringing
of a bell; sometimes they resemble
the music of a string. and may be
geraljly described as of an inter
m nediate character between the two
c 'asses. A characteristic of the
sounds is that no one caL discern
-where they come from. M. Emile
'Sorel. fils, in order to determine
their origlin, has made some success
fuil experiments in reproduicing
thema atificially. Taking his gun
into an open field, he placed it at
an angle of forty-five degrecs
against thme wind, when it gave
forth~ a soundl. Then moving it
around, lie caused it to utter the
exact tone lie sought. The sound
could not be localized.- Addresing
a peasant, lie asked him. "D)o you
hear my gun?" "Pardon, mnon
sieur, it is the bells o--." A
'similar answer was got from every
one whose attention was called to
'the noise. it was believed to come
from abcut two miles and a half
to the windward. M. Sorel believes
this experiment authorizes the hy
pothesis that the ringing is the re
sult of the blowing of the wind
over a slope at the foot of which is
something that may act as a resona
tor. What is done on a small scale
in a gun may be done on a large
scale in nature, on the face of a
mountain or a rock which is backed
by a valley or a ravine, or which is
itself elastic enough to give the re
sonant efTect. The sounds are ap
parently not as readil1y given when
the vibrating surfaces and media
are moist.-Popular Seimio.
ALL (OING TociTH1Ea.-Little
Nell- Oh! I have such good news.
Mamma and papa and I are all go
ing to another city to live.
Visitor-Indeed! Yiou amaze
rme. What city is it?
1|Little Nell-It has such a funny
name. It is called Harry, and it
is an awful old city.
:1Visitor-Oh! I guess you heard
the name wrong.
Little Nell-Oh! no, I didn't.
It was at the breakfast table. Pa
pa told mamma to go to the old
SHarry, and mamma told papa to go'
a there himself, and then I asked
them to take me, and they didn't
esay anything, but I know they1
wihm .-Piladelphia Call.
A SILEN T ARGUMENT.
Says the Lahore (India) Gazette:
Long ago there flourished in Persia
an academy called that of Silence,
whose tenets inculcated a vast
amount of thought. a very little
writing, and no talking at all. The
number of academicians was strict
ly limited to one hundred. One of
the members (lied, and at that very
time there was living at the other
extremity of Persia a most learned
mai, Zeeb by name. No sooner
had he heard of the vacancy in the
academy of silence than, seized
with a laudable desire of filling it,
he posted up as fast as horse could
carry him. Meanwhile a court fav
orite, renowned for his talking pro
pensities, had been installed in the
vacant place. The consternat:on
of the fellows may therefore be im
agined when the learned Zeed sent
in his name as craving adinittanc2.
The president determinea to give
h:mn an audience in full council to
show their regret. Zeeb, therefore.
was ushered in, and the president,
taking a glass, filled it as ful of
water as it could possibly hold, so
that another drop of water would
cause it to overflow. Zeeb understood
the allegory, but, seeing a rose
leaf lying on the floor, he picked
it up and placed it gently on the
water. which did not run over.
The members were so charmed at
this that they instantly admitted
himi a member, regardless of all
rults to the contrary. The bo>k
was brought for him to sign his
name in, which he did, adding the
numerals 100, and then prefixing a
nought thus, 0, 100? showing the
number and worth of the academy
was not increased by his admit
tance. However, the president,
charmed with so much modesty in
so learned a mian, scratched out
the nought and added a oqe in its
place, 1,100-thus implying that
the academical worth was increased
tenfold by his presence.
H.A4B1'S YIOTII EI:.
Oh, little baby. all pink, and
wrinkled, and ugly as you are in
men's eyes, how sweet you are to
your mother! Heaven knows why
and Heaven only-I say it reverent
ly -Ileaven that sent you. A wo
man who has never loved a baby is
not half a woman. She does not
know what love can be. In every
other phase of love there is some
selfishness. In that which we feel
for our baby there can be none.
W hat does it bring to a mother, this
morsel of humanity, but pain, and
fear, and weakness, deprivation of
pleasure, and vigils many and long
Yet the love she has for it pays
for all. It is a passion-though
it has never been called so-the
strangest, sweetest, purest passion~
possible. When a lover's lips
touch hers a girl looks fatir and
bright, and as beautiful as she ever
will in life, so that those who see
her envy and admire; yet her emo
tions may then be merely an equal
mixture of love and vanity. When
a mother kisses her first babe she
is often pale and far from beauti.
fl, but never in her life has such a
depth of tenderness dwelt in her
soul; necver was she so near per.
feetion; for all that we women have
of goodl and true in our hearts has
its'l>ase in moth 'r love. It is from
this that our power to care for our
householis, to do our duty as
d aughlters, sisters, and wives, must
principally spring. The woman
simrply capable of romantic emotion
may have lovers by the score, but
is never true to one. and is always
selfish to the heart's core, grasping
all she can, and giving nothng.
The women with strong mother-love
in their souls give that-though in
less degree than to their babes-t(
all they love; and so is home built
as the nest by the mother-bird.
LOOKING FOR A k'RIEND.-"Do
you know a Colonel Smith of this
city?' asked a staanger of a Louis
ville man. sterel, te
"Oh, yes,' a h el,"hr
he is now, standing on the opposite
"No, that is not the gentlemanI
refer to. My friend is a taller man.'
"Well, there is Colonel Smith
just coming out of the post office
the gentleman with the slouch
"No. neither of them is the mar
that I am in search of. The manJ
want is a smooth faced, thick-sel
man, and achieved some distinctiori
in the late war."
"The late warf' said the Louis
ville citizen. "I guess I am noi
acquainted with him. Ther'e is nc
Colonel Smith in this city that
know of who ever had anything t<
(10 with war."
WVhen you see a married mar
hugging a wooden Indian in fron1
of a cigar store at midnight, it is
sure sign that there'll be a storn
Never present a gift, saying thal
iti ofn no nse in vourself.
HIGH LIFE IN ENGLtND.
The Earl of Euston, the future
Duke of Grafton, is about to begin
the much talked of suit for divorce
from his wife, on the plea that the
lady's first husband was living at
the time of her second marriage.
The Countess will submit in de
fence that when she married her
first husband she supposed him
a widower, but he proved to have
another wife, and when she learned
this she abandoned him. The case
promises to be exceedingly interes
Thirteen years ago Henry Fitzroy
eldest son of LordAugustus Fitzory,
fell in love with a woman known
as "Kate Cook." She was hand
some and stylish in person, and
her matured charms were quite suf
ficient to captivate the youth of
twenty-three. Unknown to his fa.
ther, who was Equerry to the Queen
he married her. Most chronicles
of the peerage ignored the marriage
Others described the bride as the
daughter of John Walsh and the
widow of "Mr. Smith." In 1882
the bridegroom's social position
changed. Lord Augustus Fitzroy
succeeded his brother as seventh
Duke of Grafton. Henry Fitzroy
became Earl of Euston. The win
dow of "Mr. Smith" became Coun
tess Euston and the future Duchess
of Grafton. But troubles had al
ready come between her and her
husband. They separated by mu
tual agreement. No fault being
proved against the Countess since
her marriage, the Earl in vain sought
an excuse for divorce. The myst2
rious."Mr, Smith" has now appeared
a-id the excuse is found.
STURGEON DON'T BITE.--There
were four or five of us on the long
wharf running out into the Gulf at
Mississippi City, and we had been
fishing away for half an hour with
out any luck when a big fat man
named Blake, from Ohio, suddenly
"Say, boys, let's have a swim."
It was too hot, and we were too
lazy, but Blake declared that he'd
have a swim by himself. lie off
with his clothes, backed down
into the water, and for a quarter
of a hour hung to a pile and
splashed the water, not being able
to swim a stroke. By and by he
climbed out, but scarcely had his
feet touched the plank when one of
the men sang out:
"By the great horn spoon ! but
see there !"
Ten feet away from the end
of the wharf were two sharks at least
seven feet long, and the water was
so clear that every wink of their
eye could be seen.
"Yes, a cuople of sturgeon !"
observed Blake'as lie waddled for
ward. "I saw 'em hianging around
when I went down, but sturgeon
don't bite !"
When lie came to fully realize
what an escape lie had had he sat
down on the head of a pile and
blubbered like a boy who had stub
bed his toe.--31. QUAD.
A REcEiPT FOR A DCEL.-In the
little town of Rosenberg, West
Russia, lived a young and hot head
ed lieutenant, who one day had a
dispute with a clerk in the gov
erment service, and suddenly ex
"You know well enough how to
handle your p)en; but I have at
home a pair of sharp swords with
which 1 can write better.'
The other answered,
Such playthings ought to be giv
en to children who have nothing
T he lieutenant the challenged
him to fight with pistols.
'Very well,' the clerk replied, "I
accept your offer, on one condition.
You know I have a wife and chil
dren for whom I must care. My
income is four' thousand five hun
dred marks. If you will deposit a
sum sufficient to yield that interest,
I am willing to fight. In that case
you must place to my account
ninety thousand marks."
"But," stammered the astonish
ed officer, "I have no fortu.ne."
"A b, sir, those who possess noth
ing have no right to ask men who
must work for other people to
IThe duel never took place.
KAN A MBITIOUs BlOY.-"No use
talking" said young Tlommny, "I
am bound to do something to get
rich when I grow up."
"I fear that you are learning to
love money too well," remarked
his father, sadly..
'o"said Tommy, "I don't
care for money for its own sake,
but for the good it can do."
'-In that case,'' answered the
father, brightening, "your ambition
is very commendable."
t"And will you promise to get me
a place where I can become rieb,
1Ob! awfully rich!"
-"I will," respondled the father.
One week afterward the old man
true to his promise, took the boy
and got him a situation in a news
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DONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH
ON A CUBAN RAfLWAY.
A letter from Havana to the
Pittsburg Post, describing a Cuban
railway, says: Presently an angu.
lar mummified negro, who had been
frcqncntly passin 'through the
train and making himielf generally
conspicuous, rings a dinner bell
which he holds in his hand,
and this is the signal to leave.
You might have imagined that this
bell-man was connected with the
station, and not a pai t of the appa
ratus of the train; but that is an
error-and at every station there
after, when the dinner-bell rang on
the platform at the rear end of
the train, the engineeralways obey.
ed the signal.
The train carries three classes of
passengers, the third class in front
and the first class in the rear. The
only difference is in the seating of
the car, there being no cushions on
the second and third class, and no
backs on the seats of the latter.
The road is a narrow garge. but
it move's rapidly enough, and there
are no vexatious delays. Many of
the stations are fenced in with
barded wire, so that if any one
aishing to dt f and t. e aih oad com
pany, passes out at the wrong sta
tion, or having purchased a ticket
for a certain place to which there is
cheap fare, tries to get off where
the fare is dear, he can be certainly
detected. The regulation of the
rates, I think, depends perhaps up
on the opposition the road may
have, and the rates are strangely
unjust. It is cheaper for instance,
to buy a ticket through to Havana,
than it is to purchase one to a cer
tain point.not quite half way. It
may be possible, too, that the road
discriminates against certain points
as stich a thing as that has been
known even in the States.
A GREATr CoMxPoLxEr.-Little
Jack-"You nevecr was in the coun
try much, I guess, Mr. Popinjay?"
Popinjay (delighted)--Do you
think so, my little fellow? Well, I
have not been in the country for
many years, but I used to live there
when 1 was a little boy. You would
not believe, it, I sappose.
Little Jack-"Dunno about that,
but I guess sistr would not. I
k-now she thinks you never was in
the country at all."
Popinjay (ttill more delighted)
-"A b! Indeed?"
Little Jack-'Yes, she said you
did not even know beans."
A FEMININE V[EW.-Mabel
Isnt it awful the way those Wes
tern cowboys carry on ?"
Edith-Yes; but it is no wonder
they are such desperate characters.
Edith-No. They have to b)e as
brave as lions, you know, in the first
Mabel-True; I forgot they had
to go nvar cows-Piladelphia Call.
"-Yes." she said. "-I always obey
my husband, but I reckon I have
something to say about what his
cammnands will be.
A New Yor-k paper says: "Mr.
Vanderbilt's mouth looks like a
gash in a pumpkin,"and Russell
Sage has a mouth like the Missisip
A camel will work seven or eight
days without drinking. In) this
he differs with some men who drink
seven or eight days without work
'-Do vou believe in spirits, Mrs.
McGinnigle?" "I do, ma'am!
Whin the weather is cowld a'ilittle
drop does me a power o'good."
George and William Elam, broth
ers, of Morgan county, Kentucky,
are covered with scales like alliga
There is always a spot ini our
sunshine; it is the shadow of our
Tihieves on the stage are always
caught in the act.
Some men are born fools but
most fools are made to order.
Everyone praises a success. and
most people think they can plan
If the greatest man who has ever
lived, should tell the truth, he
would tell you, that how he came to
be so great is a wonder great to
It is oftener the case, that what
a man forgets educates him more
than what he remembers.
A man of a great deal of charac
ter cannot hide it. He will betray
it even when he sneezes.
Every ladder has a top round to