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The Cheering Outlook.
"PEAo is AeSURTD AND THFE REIGN OF
TISD9 CARPET-BAGGER Is OVERI"
The New York Uerald, says: In a
very few days the country will have
a new President we propose here to
give briefly our conclusions as to the
1. In the first place, whoever be
comes President, peace is assured.
That is a very great gain-the great
est possible for those who piy th
2. Next, it is eertain that whether
we are to ha% e President 1-1 ayes or
President Tilden, m11isgovernimen in
the Southern States, perpetuated by
Federal interference, will cease. The
Ieign 4f the carpet-bagger is over;
no Republican pOliticiat, no Matter
Low extreme his views may have
been, will4>e. able to persuade his
Party to Laz4 its own future and
the peace ot '%e country by any
longer interference in the local at
fairs of the Southern Slates. Thus a
gratit elemnent.of danger and indus
trial depression will disappear.
3. As to the reforms necessa~- to
purify the government and liberate
the wheels. of iidustry, while it is
probably true that a new broom
aweeps cleaner than an. old one re
fo)raum are now so imperatively .dej.
man ded by the country that; no party
can afferd to refuse or delay them.
No one pretends that any possible
Cabinet, under eithter of tlhe,possible
* Presidents, will be other than tfor
hard money, for economy and for a
reform of the civil service. Which
ever party comes ini on the 4th of
March will greatly disappoint. its
mere partisan adherents; politicians
will fall out, the independent voters
will greatly increaze in rnmbers, and
the speople w1l1 be able to make bet
ter bargains with their politicians.
4. The country stands at the thresh
old 5f,a p riod of rgrea t prosperity;
and it will g row rich, no rmatter who
becomes President. D)uring the ne~ t~
foni- years it would require very e~c
* traordinary efforts indeed in a Fed.,
eral adininistration to prevent the
-American peopIle from making up
the losses of the past and becoming
once more the most prosperous and
the happiest nation in the world.
With the inauguration of the next
President, whoever he may be, conls
fidence will be restored, and indu
try and commerce, already reviving,
will folly awaken to life. W hile the
polIial leaders will be 9triving,in,
vaing p.keep~ thefr partig togethem'i
4 people will be at rest and will diak
cover once more, what has been tdo
long $orgotten, tha~t the Federl
Go,tnenot has comnparatively little
to do.with their happines except to
e[pIsdiands ofrf a .-,? e
5. Hence~ Whoever "shall beconiS
f ~resident on the 4'h of March is a
wnatter Qf comparatively little im
portadee k6 the men Ibpay -the
taxes, And wbat ver msy be the
result of the ommissiohs iabor8
we advise the independent voter to
take courage; he has no need for
anxiety, because nextjear,be.wil go
to the 'pbll, 'rIge tiig ei e
fore, to elect a naw Congress.
A PREDICTION AS TO HAY28.
Mr. Nordhoff, in the New York
Herald says: If Mr. Hayes means to
drop the carpet-baggers, be will
select for his Cabinet the Southern
meu pf iben6e, *nd c Apactor, ot
conoae4rn in spy, of j0q 4arpet"1ba
swiiidling in those States, and be able
to draw a following after then of
substantial citizeng. All the politi
cal signs make it probable that it lie
should becong. President he will do
this. The country is wearied and
disgueted with such dirty work and
such international fusp as the Cham
berlains, aogrda' and ,Melloggs
make in the South. No administra.
tion can afford to countonaoce them,
and we cannot doubt that, as a wise
politician, Mr. Hayes would make
new combinations in the South,
which would be for the advantage of
his party as well as of the country.
A Lightning Calculator.
A great deal has been said and
written about the great mathematical
prodigy, "Reub"'Fields, who lives at
Fayetteville, Mo., says a local ex
change., and the more that is known
of him the greater wonder he becomes
lie doe6 not pobess the simple rudi
uients of book education-does not
know a single letter or fgure by
sight-and yet he can solvo the most
intricate problem in an instant, or
can Ierform a calculation inl less thanl
a, minute that would reqnire the work
of an hour by the ordinary modes
For instance: We gave him the day
of the noimh and tie year of our
birti aud he told, in less than halia
mintifd, onr age iifeconds;iniiutes;
days aind years. Give him the day
ot the month pud gl9 yet4j of' alny
event, however remote, and he will
instaiitly give the'dy of tlie Ydele
We spetit tw heours wit h him, hatd,
notwithstanding we have often talkod
with him and seeni him displlay lhis
wonderful gifts, yet we -always find
something new in him.
We placed a colntnn of figures up.
oni aepaper, equial iln length to the
columns of an ordinar'y sized ledger
pnid called them (ft to him. ic rapid
succession, arnd when the lastin(i,nbei
wvas ea'led he gave the snm wvithout
.a moments hesitation, lie di'd not
see the pape:4utd wdtid Wtot 1have
knowum. a charboter 01) it it he had.
One-hour-later lie repeated those
numbers in the exact order iig. whicli
we called thorm to him. We then be
gan at tihe bo,ttom and would call
two or three numibers correctly and
then one incorrectly, and ho would
correct us by giving the proper numn
Morp~ myster'ionis theni this :to us is
the fact-of his.ability to-give correct,
ly the time of day or night, Whenever
.caliliJfopon iwith hta af3 refer.ece 46
In this place the timepieces'are all
regulated by rgilroad or St. Louis
time. It you ask "Reub" the time
he will say: "I mini fifteen and a
quarter mninutes past one; if' you hiave
agilropd timne you have so Aud so,"
giving the exact differ'ence between
sun and railroad time.
Another remarkable fact is that
be gives the exact time of his locati
ty. If he is in Washington city lie
giye~ ;shingtgn ci,ty tiie,if in San
not p(essibly do these things by any
niethiod of .calculating the passing
time, for he will give time as accu,
rately wiule wak,ipg from .sloep ai
night' as .if'itswere daylight and -the
Curiosities in- the Dead Letter Office
,One can hardly realize thatjtherc
Is p dAily average of 12,00 or 15;00(
dead letters, or abo'ut 400,006 "'
month. Allowing one person to '
letter, there are 400,000 persons ev
ery month who undertake to seni
letters eitlier without stamps, without
addresses, or with canceled stamps
insufficient postage, or illegible or in
correct addresses. Many of therm
are WiLliout either stamp or addres
'and often with no signature whieb
gives the slightest clew to persone
sending them. There are 400,000 a
month received that either lack post
age or address, or else have insuf
ficient or canceled, stamps, and
strange as it,may seem, these are
sometimes the inost valuable letters,
often containing currency or draftt
for large amounts of money. It is
estimated that there is about $4,000,
000 in drafts and $75,000 in cash re
ceived yearly through dead letters.
This is all returned, if possible to
)ersoI sending it; but it any pors
tion of it fails to find a claimant, it
is turned over to the postoffice fund.
Very little difliculty is experienced
in restoring the checks and drafts to
the rightful owners, but the money
generally comes in small sums, and
is usually sent in the most c.areless,
haphazard fashion, and the loss of
these small sums by the ignorance or
carelessness with which they arc
latiuched upon a J,aurncy, represernts
a deal of suffering and disappoint
inent. Some hard working mjan may
send twenty dollars, the savings of
a month's labor, to his wife and HWith
ones, wh(mi he has had to leave be
hind him; but, alas! he is one of forty
thousmid who trust to Providence
without stamp or address, or else bh
writing or orthography are beyond
mortal ken, and so the poor wife
never gets the pittance which is ber
It is very amusing to see letters
opened, and guess at their contents,
before they are brought to light.
Three out of five from a bundle of
unaddressed letter8 contained money,
one of them a five dollar noted Then
tirere are 'such *'qan tites of drem
sam pies i1 letfei s.~ Uh~e Wrnld im'
agine that all wvomanisind had dig
covered a language in the inti'
change of 'these scraps of dress fa
brics. One half show their prosper
ity in bits of silks and satins and tb<
other half in bits of sixpenny calico
and it is only in the dead letter oftice
that they meet on comm)on grounds
Cer'tainly every fifth letter containi
a phiotograph, and I dont imagimu
that any great care is taken to returt
lost phlotograp)hs; but any one so be
reaved has the privilege of Ilrmaginl
among the forty bushels of huwar
"counterfeits" which have accunula
A s AMUsINo INOIDENT.-A. rath e
amIthsing incident is told as havin~
occurred recently at a chu trch in Oou
necticnt 'not many miles from Eafr
field. The clergyman, it would ap.
per, desired to call the attention o
his congregation to the fact that i
bring the last.8unday of the montl
he would administer tLe rite of bap.
tism to children. Pr viou6 to hi;
having entered the pulpit he had re
ceived from one of his elders, wvho
by the way, was quite deaf, a notic
to the effect that as the childrei
would he present that .i M. and hi
had the: ntw Sunday-school boki
ready ?ordistrithftfidfbh *wdd ha v<
them there to seltlt WN w& sire<
themi. After the sermon the clergy
man began the notice of baptisnia
service thus: "All of those havini
children and desiring to have then
baptised will bring .them this after
noon." .AL tbis point the deaf,elder
hearing the' mentionl of childre, sup
posed it was something in reiesene,
to his books, and rising, said: "All o
those having none, and desiring then
will be supplhed by me for the sun
of twenty live cents."
The .Tish Billings Papers. f
The two beat blessings of life are
the two that are the most neglected,
youth and healtb.
Life iz sliort, but if it waz shorter
it would be better for menny people
Don't cry for spilt milk, yonng,
man, but pik up yure pail and milk
in stool and go for the next cow.
Edukashun has the same effekt
vpon taleut that poleing haz. upon a
hill of lima beans; itsets it to klimb.
There is no slavery so terrible as
to gro old and be kontinually lament
ing about it.
A gay old bachelor is ever a pleaz
ant sight to me. ie cheers me up
like a sheltered sunflower leaning
over a garden -wall after winter has
fairly sot in.
The Mnu who is -willing to hv hiz
life over'itgain haz probably got more
confidense in himself than hiz na
Thoze folks who are alwuss pray
ing for long life, are generally the
ones that the world kan spare the
We are all of us apt to think that
we are absolutely necessai-y in this
life, if we should cum back after an
absence ov two years, the world
would probably be more surprized
than delighted to see us.
The best way to subdew our pash
uns is to gratify them honestly.
Ekonoinikal wives iake fund and
Don't never trust a inai at the
rate ov fifty cents on a dollar. It
you kant confide in him at par let
Tharo iz lots ov things in this
world that I wouldn't kno if I could
Cupid iz the Ocd of luv, and cu
pidity iz often its ruling pashun.
The devil was the father of lies
but he neglected to take out a pat
tont, and thousands hav taken ad
vantage of his invenshun.
Nobody iz fit for solitude who iz
fit for enny thing ele.
Don't never try to refuse lies; lies
are like hous flys, they will all die
off when their times cums, and yu
kant ill them off befor, try az hard
az you will.
Sum peop)le are so ill-naturned
Sthat they kant do a kind akt without
spiling it; i.have seen kows giv
a nice mess ov milk and theni kik it
Well bred persons are th1oze who
are eazy themselves and make every
body else feel enzy.
Just in rasho that a man makes a
good husband lie makes a good cii
zen, and he who ain'c worthy ov a
wife ain't worthby ov' ennything.
It iz hard work to find a lie that
iz ten years old.
Wives in olden times were the
greate necessitys ov life, but in these
days they are the gi-eat luxury.
Stubbornness has ruined az menny
people az extravagence haz.
Did you Vetr see an old1 bachelor
who wasn'a a self-onceited critter?
M~i- advice to all iz to ruarry yung
and gro old together.
t f a man haz got real mlerit mod-.
eaty ibekumseim~ the,best, it he haz
no frierit'1I0 seemot to be almost. no
cessarf that he should be impudent.
- t seems to me that the p'lan ov
modern ediikashun iz to make the
young learni more and kuo less.
Misera cbeat themselves and never
seem vto discover the fraud..
Nobility denti Cum bi birth enny
niore tlian puty duz.
Knoivledge iz very glib at making~
~truisms, but ex perience iz the author
ov all the lasting precepts.'
Novelty and truth combined iz the
- grat art ov amusing and instructing
a the world.
All evils are easily inanaged if
they are nlipt in the bud, but if you
giv Kanada this6ele or blackberry
1 bushes a three years lease, they will
chae enny man off frnm a good
It iz a curious fakt that] tfid more
6 man haz to do the less time he kant
lo it in.
Old age may have no plezzures ov
ts own, but it hz the satisfackshun
>v knowing that most of the delights
>f 3outh are a fraud. .
The excentricities of great men
iav more immitatii-s than their vir
The poorest kompliment yu kan
>ay enny uaw iz to immitate his od
It yu want to find out a man's true
caracter, watch hisia when he froliks.
The chief end of maii's life is to
)arn three meals a day, and eat
The',bAppiest people I have ever
known in the world, have been the
The Now York World has the fol
Wo do not know which one of the
eight Commissioners who have just do
3ided solemnly that they have no
power to discriminate between right
[nd wrong, falsehood and truth, fact
rLnd fraud, has the finest gifts as a
rhetorician. We cannot, therefore,
presumo to say whether any given
no of the eight would do more just
Lico than his follows to the sonorous
Verso'of Otway; but we are sure all
decent people will 'admit that the
.ircu instances of the hour would lend
i peculiar forco and significance to the
rollowing lines from "Venico Pre
3erved," delivered standing and in a
white shoet by any one of thom all:
"For all this I am a villain;
Yes, a most notorious villain,
to see the.sufferings of my fellow-creatures,
And own myself a man; to see our Senators
Clicat'theideluded people with a show
Jf_liborty, which yet they ne'er must tasto of;
They say, by them our bands are free from
Fet whom they please they lay in basest bonds;
Bring whom they please to infamy and sor
Lrive us, like wrecks, down the rough tide of
fiflut, no hold's left to save us from des,
all that bear this are villains, and I one,
%ot to rouse up at the great call of nature
~id check the growth *of these domestic
['hat make us slaves, and us 'tie our charter3
* * * * * *
We've neither safety, unity, nor peace,
I?or thu foundation's lost of common good;
Justice is lame, as well as blind, amongst us,
r'he laws (corrupted to their ends who make
serve but for instruments of some new ty
that every day abarts up to enslave us deep
It will be r-emmered that when
Governor Hampton took ch'urge of
the Penitentiary and Lunatic Asylurn
upon the representation of theo Sm
p)eriItendlents that they had no prio
visions or money for their further
maintenance, an appeal was likewise
made in behalf of a third State in
stitution-the colored Orphan Asy
lum, which was in like straightened
circumstances. Gover-nor' 11ampton
declined to respond to that appeaCfl, on
the ground that the trutstees and of
ticers of the Asylum refused to re
cognizo him as Governor, even while
they sought his assistance as such.
The matter was dropped at thatd
point, but the officors of the Asylum
finding that further do01lay of such re'
cognition would necessitate the clos
ing of tihe institution at an early day,
determined to change t igeir tunie, and
Nash, the chairman of thme board of
trustees, made a for-mal written ap-~
plication to Governor Uampton, ad
dressing him as Governor, again so
liciting aid, which was granted in
the form of a check for one thousand
dlollars, which will be sufficient to
meet tile necessar-y expensme of the
institution for some time to come.
Some of the New York papers are
telling solemnly that, after a young
man named IIenderson rerently died
in great agony frm a cherry stone
swallowed in the summer, the Same
was found to have sprouted in the
unt )r tunale yOnth, shlemnt-h.
Stick to a Legitimate Business.
Well directed energy and' entow
terprise are the lte of American
progress; but if there is one lbsso
taught more plainly than others by
the great failures of late,. it is that
safety lies in sticking to a l'egitimate'
business. No man- manufacturerr
trader or banker-has any moral
right to be so energetic and enter
prising as to- take from his legitimate
business the capital which it require
to meet any emergehcy.
Apologies- are sometimes madei
for firms who have failed, by recur
ring to the important experiments
they have aided,,and the unnumberw
ed fields of enterprise where they
have freel'y scattered their money.--w
We are told that individuals losses
sustained by those failures- will' beas
nothing compared with the benefits
conferred on the community by their
lberality in contributiag to- every
public work. There is little force irr
such reasoning. A man's relations
to a ereditor arb vastly different from
his relations to what is called' tho
public. The demands of the one are
definite, the claims of the other iro
just what the aU1bition of the ma
The histories of honorable success
ful business men unite to exalt ther
importance of sticking to a legiti-w
mate business; and it is most instruef
tive to see that, in the greater por..
tion of the failuros, the real cause of
disaster was the. branching out be
ond a legitiaate business, In the tak,
ing hold of this and that tempting
offer, and, for the sake of some great
gain, venturing where they did not
know the ground, and could not
know the pitfall.
Noarly aff the disagreeable habits
which people take up come at first
froin mere accident or want of thought
They might be easily dropped, but
they aro porsisted in until they be
como second naturo4 Stop and think
before you allow yourself to form
them. There are disagreeable habite
of body, like scowling, winking, twist,
ing the mouth, biting the rnals, con
tinually picking at something, twirl
ing a key or tumbling at a chain, drum
ming with the fingers,. scre wing and
twisting a chair, or whatever you can
lay hands on. Don't do any of those
things. Learn to sit quietly like a
gen tleman, I was going to say, but I
am afraid even girls fall into such
tricks sometimes. There are mach
worse habits than those to be surey
but we are only speaking of very
little things that are persisted in.
Trhoro are habits of speech with 'you
see, or 'you know,' 'now a,' 'w hy aj
I don't care,' 'Loll ye now.' Indlstinc6
uttormanco, sharp nasal tones, a slow
drawl-avoid them all. Stop and
think what you wish to say, and then
let every word drop from your lips
just as a new silver coin. Have a
caro about your ways of sitting,
standing and walking. Before you
know it, you wvill find your habits
have hardened into a coat of mail
that yon cannot get rid oi withou~t a
terrible offort.-Li ttle Corporal.
Brother Blaine refused to 'to tor,
the Electoral Commission because the
measure was unconstitutional; bet
when ho heard that the unoonstituu
tional Commission had decided to ad.
mit no evidence of fraud, ho rushed
out of the Senato Chamber and ex,
claimed, with that dramatic emphasis
for which he is so justly celebrated,
"The goose hangs highi" Brother'
B!aino is naturally charmed with a
tribunal whioh holds, as the first prin-a
ciple of evidence, that witnesses of..
foring to testify to fraudulent prac.
tiecs on the part of truly loyal Repub.
becans should be marched out of courb
at a quickstep. Ho would like to be
tried before such a tribunal himself4.
New York Sun.
"What would you do, madam, if
you were'n gentleman?" "Sir, what
would von do ii von were one.?n