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DEVOTED TO POLITI0.s, MORALITY, EDUCATION AND TO THE GENERALITRSOFTEGURY
By Do F. BRADLEY & 00. PICKENS, S. C., THURSD AYK, NOVME 11080 O.X-N,8
FACTS FOR THE CURIOUS.
THE date of the earliest eclipse of the
sun, recorded in the annals of the Chi
nose, when " on the first day of the last
month of autumn, the sun and moon did
not meet harmoniously in Fang," or in
that ?art of the heavens defined by two
stars in the constellation of the Scorpion
has been determinpd by Prof. Von Op'
polzer, of Vienna, to have been the
morning of Oct. 28, 2187 B. 0.
A CORRESPONDENT of the London
Times gives the following singular but
interesting information for the benefit
of those wvho are interested in the study
of the transmission of hereditary qual
ities : The following cases are taken
from a list of seventeen candidates for
election to an institution for the instruc
tion of deaf and dumb children : 1. A.
B. has six brothers and one sister, two
of the brothers and the sister being deaf
and dumb. 2. 0. D. has four brothers
and one sister, two of the brothers being
also deaf and dumb. 3. E. F. has two
brothers and one sister. Father, mother,
two brothers, grandfather, two uncles
and an aunt are deaf and dumb.
A RAPID penman can write thirty
words in a minute. To do this he must
draw his pen through the space of a rod,
sixteen and a half feet. forty min
utes his pen travels a furlong. We
make, on an average, sixteen curves or
turns of the pen in writing each word.
Writing thirty words in a minute, we
must make 480 to each minute ; in an
hour, 28,800 ; in a day of only five
hours, 144,000; in a year of 300 days,
43,200,000. The man who made 1.000,
000 strokes with his pen was not at all
remarkable. Many men newspaper
writers, for instance, make 4,000,000.
Here we have, in the aggregate, a mark
of 300 miles long to be traced on paper
by such a writer in a year.
TiHE proportions of the human figure
are six times the length of the feet.
Whether the form is slender or phunp,
the rule holds good. Any deviation
from it is a departure from the highest
beauty in proportion. The Greeks made
all their statues according to this rule.
The face, from the highest point of the
forehead, where the hair begins, to the
chin, is one-tenth of the stature. The
hand, from the wrist to the middle of
the forefinger, is the same. From the
top of the chest to the highest point of
the forehead is a seventh. If the face
from the roots of the hair to the chin,
is divided into three equal. parts, the
first division determines the place where
the eyebrows meet, and the second the
place of the nostrils. The height from
the feet to the top of the head is the
distance from the extremity of the fing
ers when the arms are extended.
I may say, rather, cheerful mothers,
but I do not, because there is no real
sunshiny cheerfulness possiblo without
happiness in the heart. And there may
be happiness, if the heart be rightly
placed and strong in love and faith, even
when the outlook in life is dark, and the
clouds upon the path are heavy. There
may be little money ini the purse. Tniero
may be a dear one lying pallid on the
couch, and fading by degrees. There
may be a narrow grave in the cemetery,
and a vacant seat at the table. But yet,
my sister, if Christ be your friend, ab~id
ing with you and holding fast your hand,
there may be a strange gladness mnn
gled with your sorrowv.
We all want our little children to be
happy. Now the happiest children are
those who have happy mothers. The
young life, which grows up in the
shadow of a discontented, repining and
gloomy mother, is like a plant unwatered
-by kindly dews. It is apt to be dwarfed
and stunted. So, even when things are
crooked, and temptations to ungentle
ness come, let the mother, for her sons'
and daughters' sake, try to be happy.
Margiaree E. Sangst er.
Sir William larcourt.
Twelve gentlemen, whose spirits were
high, once agreed to dine together hi
Greenwich, England, on a fixed day,
and, on the principle of " the more the
merrier," it was arranged that the num
ber of the party should be doubled b
each bringing a friend. The "friend"
in question was to be the man whom
each of the original twelve severally and
respectively disliketi the most heartily.
When the guests arrived at the Trafal
gar there proved to be but thirteen in
all, everybody having invited Mr. Ver
non-Harcourt. So runs the story, which
is probably as true as most others. For
some unexplained reason, Sir William
Harcourt has never been a p~opular per
son. Probably two reasons militate
against his social success. He is ex
tremely learned, and has a habit of dem
onstrating to gentlemen who argue with
him that they are proportionately igno
rant of the subject under discussion. As
was saidl of Macaulay, "he is so con
foundedly cocksure about everything."
By the State Comptroller's report of
1879, it appears that the colored people
of Georgia own 541,199 acres of land,
which is equal to six and one-tenth acres I
~er poll. This is an increase in holing
colored people from 338,769 acres in
1 73, and shows a rapid growth in their
" I surPOsE " said apunning lady to a
sailor whom she saw holding the rudder<
of a boat, as she was sauntering on the
seashore, " I upose that your favorite<
tree is the 'elm. ' " Yes, madam," lie
responded, "and I see that your favorite<
is the beede."
.ARsare said to have been invented
in France in 1891, to amuse Charles IV.
during the mntervals of a melancholy dis
order. Piquet and all the early games
OUR YOUNG FOLKS.
Two little shoes,
Out at the toes,
Where'er mother goes;
Boiled gingham dross,
Put on just now
They do gt so dirty,
No one knows how;
Little black face,
Black each weo hand
Been imaking muI pies,
And playing in sand.
Dear, precious head,
Touseled and rough;
Bright laughing eyes,
Can't see enough;
This is our baby
Two little feet,
Rosy and bare;
Two chubby hands,
Folded in prayer;
Tred little head
Dark-ringed with hair;
Soft baby face,
Dimpled and fair;
ranay blue eyes,
Heavy with sleep;
Silv'ry sweet voice,
Li-ping-"Father, us keep;"
This is our baby
"No, mother," said Col. Dumway to
his wife, at the breakfast table, " I shall
ride the black colt on parade to-day.
Hannibal is too fat and too old."
" Too old? He and Barry are just of
" And Barry's only a little colt yet?
Well, you may bring him and Prue out
to the grand review in the afternoon, but
I guess I'll ride the black this morning.
You can put Hannibal in the carryall.
Perhaps he'd like to take a look again at
a regiment of troops in line."
Barry and Prue listened with all their
ears. 'they knew there was to be a grand
parade of soldiers that day, and they
were prouder than they knew how to
tell of the fact that their father was to
wear a uniform, and ride a horse, and
give orders to some of the men.
" Prue," said Barry, "father's going
to 'speck them. "
" In-speck them, " whispered Prue,
correcting him. "Nobody else knows
That might be, for Col. Dunway had
been an officer of the regular army, and
lie was now Colonel of a regiment of
militia; but there was one thing lie had
said that puzzled Barry and Prue dread
IBarry, " said Prue, after breakfast,
"is Nibble old?"
"Father says lie is."
"And lie said lie was fat."
"Dr. Barnes is old, and he's fat."
"But his head's bare."
"Nibble isn't bald, and he isn't gray,
" He's brown."
Mrs. Dunway had told the exact truth
about Hannibal, or Nibble, as the eil
dren called him. He and Barry were
just of an age, and lie had been a mere
2-years-old colt when Prne was a baby
in her cradle. IT was after that that
Col. Dunway had taken Hannibal with
him to the army and brought hun home
again. He had been a war-horse, the.
Colonel said, and so it would niot do to
turn him into a plowv-horse, and the con
sequence was that Nibble did not have
enough work to do, and lie grew fat too
fast. Yet lie and Barry were only 9
years old apiece. That made eighteen
years b)etween them; and, if you adldedl
seveni years for Prue, it would only have
made twenty-five, and everybody 'knows
that is not very old, if you had given
thiem all to Hannibal. Barry and Prue
would have given him almost anything
they had, for lie was a great Lriend and
crony of theirs.
" Prue," said Barry, "let's go out to
the barn. I've got an apple."
" He can have my bun."
What there was left of it, that meant,
for Prue's little white teeth had been at
work on the bun. That had been a
troubled morning for Hannibal. Before
lie had finished his breakfast a party of
men rode by the house, and one of them
wvas playing on a bugle. He had set
Hannibal's mind at work upon army
matters and wvar; so when Barry and
Prue came to see him lie wouldl not
oven nibble. He smelled of the ap)ple,
and he looked M~ the bun, but that was
" He's getting old," said Barry.
" And fat," added Prue.
" Tell you wvhat, Prume, let's take him
out, io the lot. I know mother'd let
That was likely, for Mrs. Dunway al
ways kept safer about them if Nibble
were keeping them company.
" I'll get on his back."
" And I'll lead him. Wait till I fix
Prue climbed up on the side of the
stall where Nibble wais, and ho stood
perfectly still while she clambered over
k> her place on his back. Barry knew
3xactly what to do, and the old war
morse began to think he did himself. He
nust have been thinking, for he half
31osed one eye as he was walking out,
md opened the other very wide, with a
wonderfully knowing look. He was
ooking down the lane, and lie saw that
hie front gate was open, and just at that
noment there came up the road, very
aint and sweet, the music of the cavalry
" Nibble ! Nibble ! " exclaimed Barry,
where are you going? "
Hannibal did not answer a word, but
valked on down the lane very fast in
Iced, and Barry lost held of the hailter.
a. for Prue, she was not scared a pasrti
~le, for she had ridden in that way many
time, and her confidence in herself and
>ld Nibble was unbounded.
" Cluck, chuck, chuck-get-ap."
" Stop, Prume, stop ! He's going
"(Get-ap I Come, Barry. Oh, there's
nothier at the window I"
Mrs. Dunway was not frightened any
noro than Prue. for she aid to hersnef.
"Too old, indeed I Well, they're more
like three children, when thy're to
gether, than anything else. I'm glad he
is fat. He won't go too fast for Prue.".
He was in the road now, and lie
seemed disposed to keep Barry from
again getting hold of that halter.
" Oh, dear," said Barry, "the parade
ground's down there."
Hannibal know that, by the music,
and lie was almost trotting now. In
fact, he was looking younger and
younger, somehow every minute, and
Barry felt more and more as if he ought
to have hold of the halter, instead of
merely running alongside and shouting
The regiment was drawn up on the
great bare field where the review was to
be that afternoon, and they looked
sp)lendidly. Col. Dunway was saying
so, as he sat in front of them, on his
handsome black colt, and a number of
other officers who were riding with him
said the same, and so did the ladies who
were keeping them company.
Just then the bugle sounded again,
from the head of the column, and Prue
had to hold on hard, for Hannibal sud
denly began to canter, and he answered
the music with a loud, clear whinny of
delight. Barry was half out of breath
with running, but he kept up with the
other two, and in a moment more Han.
nibal halted, proudly arching his neck,
and treading daintily upon the grass,
right in front of the regiment.
"I declare." exclaimed Col Dunway,
"the old fellow has come to review the
"So has Prue," said one of the offi
Barry hardly knew whether to laugh
or cry, but the soldiers suddenly broke
out in a wild ''hurrah."
They were cheering Prue and her war
horse, and Col. Dunway himself was
compelled to let the " three children "
stay and keep the place Hannibal chose
for them at the head of the regiment.
There was plenty of apples for Nibble
Manners Two Hundred Years Ago.
A curious little book, called "The
Rules of Civility," which was published
in 1675, throws amusing light on the
manners of our ancestors two centuries
ago. " Being in discourse with a man,"
we read on one page, "'tis no less than
ridiculous to pull him by the buttons,
to play with his band strings, belt or
to punch him now and then on the
stomach." Again, "It argues neglect,
and to undervalue a man, to sleep when
he is discoursing or reading. There
fore, good manners command it to be
forbid ; besides, something may happen
in the act that may offend, as snoring,
sweating, gaping or dribbling." More
explicit are the rules for behavior at ta
b)e. "In eating ol)serve to let your hands
be clean. Feed not with both your
hands, nor keep your knife in your hand.
Dip not your lingers in the sauce, or
lick them when you have done. If you
have occasion to sneeze or cough, take
orhat, or put your napkin before
your face. Drink not with your mouth
full nor unwiped, nor so long till you
are forced to breathe in the glass."'
There are rules also for the drawing
room. " If a person of quality b)e in the
company of ladies, 'tis too juvenile and
light to p~lay with them, to toss or tumn
ble0 them, to kiss them b~y surp~rise, to
force away their hoods, their' fauns, or
their ruffs. It is unhandsome among
ladies, or' any other serious company, to
throw off one's cloak, to pull off one's
p~eruike, to ciit one's nails, to tie one's
garter, to change shoes if thiey pinch, to
call for one's slippers to be at ease, to
sing b)etween the teeth, or to drum with
The horse that has once acquired the
habit of running awvay will bolt on the,
first opportunity. If you suspect his in
tention, the best p~lani is to chiek it the
moment lhe begins to move, taking hold(
of one rein with both hands, and giving
it one or two such violent jerks that the
iogue mumst pause or turn around. Then
stop him, and, if you doubt your being
alo to hold him, get off. Perhaps a
too-vigorous " plug ' may make him
cross his legs and fall-not a pleaant
contingency, b~ut anythinig is better than
being rn away with in a street. In
open country you may compel the runa
way to gallop with a loose rein until lhe1
is tired, or to move in a constantly niar
rowing circle until he is glad to halt. A
ten-acre field is big enough for this ex
pedient. But the great point is to stop
a rnaway becfore he gets into his stride ;
after he is once away few bits will stop
a real nmaway--a steady pull is a waste
of exertion on the rider's part. Some
horses may be0 stopped by sawing the
mouth with the snafile, but nothing will1
check the old1 hand. Another expedient
is to hold the reins very lightly, nnd or
the first favorable opportunity, as a ris
mng hill, for instance, to try a succession
of jerks. But the cunning, practiced i
rnaway is not so much to be feared as;
the mad, frightened horse. The mad
horsewl dashm against a brick wall, or
j atspiked railings of impossile
height. I once 'saw a runaway horse,
a~fter getting rid of his rider, charge and
burst open his locked stal)edoor.
A RECENT observing tourist in Portu
gal says that he has never b~een ini a
Roman Catholic country where there
airo so few outward signs of religious
feelin g, or even of worship. It is rare
lo find a service of any kind being cele
b~rated in the churches, which are nearly a
ilwvays shut. A light is seldom burning [
before the altar, the few shrines and(I
images by the road are neglected and.
ften in runs, and the monasteries havej
ill been supnm-s. I f
Selma, Ala., is growing rapidly.
Tomato cider is a new drink in Texas.
A negro woman 103 years old died
near Fort Valley, Ga.
Nashville ships fifteen car loads of
lumber northward every day.
Five negroes were elected to the Geor
gia Legislature at the recent election.
The ladies : Macon propose to make
a vigorous winter campaign in the tem
The people of Clarendon, Texas, are
building abode houses. They are made
of sun-dried bricks.
A colored couple were married in the
poor-house at Barnesville, Ga., the groom
110 years old and the bride only forty.
The three richest men in Georgia are
Josepl E. Brown, of Atlanta, and Fer
dinand Phinizy and John A. White, of
Barnum is having bad luck in Texas.
An elephant, two tigers, a giraffe, a train.
ed oxen and a number of smaller animals
in his show have died.
The tobacco outlook has increased the
value of timbered land in Buncombe
county, N. C., at least fifty per cent.
within the last three years.
In Schiley county, Ga., a freedman,
with one mule, this year made twenty
three bales of cotton, weighing over 500
pounds each, and 200 bushels of corn.
A young man died at Sen Antonio,
Texas, after 1 icking cotton from the ef
rect o' poison put on th'v cotton to kill
insect!4. His brother is ill from the same
A colored girl named Lizzie Hampton,
in Union county, S. C., has given birth
to twin children, which are joined to
gether by a union of the breast bone,
having but one naval, but supposed to
have two sets of intestines conined in
R. A. Hyslop, a gentleman living in
Norfolk county, Va., recently captured
an ordinary live turtle possessed of two
well-formed heads. The turtle was
brought to bay in the woods by a (log,
and is considered such .a curiosity that
Mr. Hyslop has decided to send it on to
the Smi thonian Institution at Washling
Leprosy exists to a considerable extent
in the parish of Lafourche, La. An at
tempt to make .n offieial investigation
was lately resisted with arms, the lepers
and their friends believing that the suf
ferers were to be isolatedl on an island~ in1
the ocean. Thlie report of the p'ysicians
is that the disease is not gaining ground.
Thaton Rouge, La., has no pul~lic
wchools open. The same is true of St.
L~andrey, and the Democrat, of the latter
parish, says: " We have school oflicials,
State andl parochial, all the time, but no
schiools. What is the use of having an
arganization that accomplishes nothing ?
T'he puIblic school system of this State is
L (delusion andl a snare."
Samuel Hawthorne, who killed McGee
ft Vicksburg in September, has been sen
tenced to the penitentiary for life by a
ury of twelve colored men. This is the
irst cose in Mississippi in which a white
nan has been convicted by negroes. The
ury is salid to have exibited every evi
lence of marked attention, and brought
n their verdict intelligently.
The Vallambrosa Place, near Dublin,
ha., once the home of Gov. George M.
['roup, but recently the residence of Col.
iTobert Wayne, who married a grand
laughter of Gov. Troup, was destroyed
>y fire. The family pictures and fine
>ld silverware were all lost, andl many of
he historic oaks were killed by the fire.
mol. Wayne has suffered losses from fire
our times within eleven years.
In Tennessee, under the law o' 1874,
o liquor can be sold within four miles
fan incorporated school of learning,
miness located in an incorporated town
r city. The friends of temperance are
aking adlvantage of the enactment in
ome portions of Shelby county by secur
ng charters of incorporation for schools
n their neighborhood, in all cases near
ome little village where the incb iating
iiuid is (dispensed.
The King's Mountain Centennial As
ociation reports a surplus of funds re
naiing after defraying the expenses of
lie recent celebration. It has deter
ninedl to build an iron railing around the
rionument and construct a dwelling
ouse on the mountain near by for the
:eeper of the monument, who is to be
elected hereafter. The Association is a
erpetual organhation and it has been
etcermined to maintain it, holding meet.
ngs from time to time as may be required
or this purpnse.
Singular Climatic Effects.
Says the Denver (Col.) Ureat Wc8t:
It is a singular fact that almost every
body loses flesh on coming here from
the East. The average loss in weight
sustained is about one-eighth. For in
stance, in the course of two or three
mouths a 200-pound man loses twenty
five poiuids and becomes a 175-pounder.
This is due to the high altitude of Den
ver-a mile above the sea to the dry and
light atmosphere, to the scarcity of vegi
tation and the comparative abiudance
of oxygen, which consumes the tissues
and taxes the vital functions to a greater
extent than on lower altitudes. Higher
ul> it is much worse than here. At Lead
vi le, for instance, 'which is two miles
above the sea level, the diminution in
weight does not generally fall short of a
sixth or seventh, and it takes place
much more rapidly than here. In that
high altitude, too, lung diseases, such as
pneumonia, very frequently set in, and
iey prove fatal in about 30 per cent. of
the cases attacked. But very tew dogs,
except hounds, can live in Leadville,
and no cats survive there. In Denver,
however, we have a multitude of both
dogs and cats, and they appear to ex
perience no special difficulty about liv
ing and getting fat. Yet it is a
noticeable fact that animals and men lose
a share of their strength after coming
here. After being here two or three
months their muscular power is not near
so great as in the East. Eight hours of
continuous labor does more to exhaust
and prCstrate a man here than ten hours
in Illinois or Wiscousin. And when
worn out and prostrated a feeling of las
situde and drowsiness that it is very dif.
ficult to dispel comes over one. In such
instances many hours of rest are requi
site to repair and rebuild the wasted on
ergies. Mental labor is even more ex
hausting than physical. A healthy man
may do manual labor for eight or ten
hours a day and experience therefrom no
special evil effects ; but let mental labor
be pursued with like assiduity and the
nervous system becomes weakened and
irritable. In time the physical powers
become disordered and weakened by
sympathy and by the strain upon them
to supply the brain waste. These facts
are more predicable of new-comers than
of those who have resided for a ya or
more at high altitudes. Persons aMdn
imals thoroughly acclimated do not ex.
p&ience these drawbacks. Indeet0these
could not look better anywhere than
they appear here. The great difficulty
is in getting acclimated.
Rewarded for Sinking His Ship.
A remarkable instance of presence of
mind on the part of the Captain o
man-of-war is related by the St. Pete
hurg papers. TheI Russian war friga
Olaf, which had accompanied the yacht
of the Czarowich to Copenhagen, was
lying at anchor among hundreds of other
ships in the harbor, wlen a fire was dis
covered in the coal bunker below, which
was only a few feet from the powder
magazine. There was no time to put out
the liro before it couldl reach the maga
zmne, and an exllosion of the large stores
of eartridg~es and gunpowder contained
mi it would~ probabLly have destroyed not
only the Olaf, andl thei surrounding ships,
but part of Copenhagen itself. Capt.
Rehbinder, the commuander of the Olaf,
saw at once that the only thing to be
done to prevent a catastrophe wvas to
sink the ship. After sending away the
crew with the ship's papers, cash boxes
and valuable instruments in boats, he
ordlered the carpenters and engineers to
make a leak in the vessel, and half an
hour afterward she sank in not very
deep water. Next day she was raise'd
again, andi after some p~rovisional repairs
was taken to Cronstadt. The damage
done is stated to be comparatively tri
fling, and a court martial held on the
officers of the vessel unanimously ex
pressed the highest praise of the conduct
of the Captain and muen. The Emperor
has appointed hinm his aide-de-camp,
which is one of the highest honors con
ferred on Russian naval officers, and
men under him have received gratuities
from the Emperor's privy purse.
The Small Days of Chicago.
New York and Boston, about 250
years old, have respectively 1,000,000
and 350,000 inhabitants. Chicago made
upl her half million in little over forty
years. In New York and Boston one
sees the graves of eight generations, and
the relics of colonial times. In Chicago
Mr. Gurdon 8. H~ubbard is now living
an active main, 78 years of age (and
looking 60), who came to the spot when
there were but two houses there.
The site of this great city, a favorite
one with the Indians, wvas early visited
by some of those e >lendid old "pioneers
of France in the N ow World," who have
been made famous in this generation by
the pen of that accomplished and genial
historian, Mr. Parkmnan. 0Old Pere
Marquette was there in 1673, and re
turned in the winter of 1674-75. It was
also known to Jobet (for whom a town
not far off is now named), Hennepin, and
La Salle. The name is of Indian origin,
checca qua meaning "strong," and be-i
ing also the term for a kind of wilY
onmon found on the shore of the lake ini
old days. The place is first known to
geography as the "Fort Checcagou",at at
F~rench map p~ulished towardl the end
of the seventeenth centary ~'Dear-v
born was built ur(2ivnent in
1804, and teo John I.Kinzle, an
eminent pioneer aitizepi of Ciao
celebrated the anniversary of his
birthdlay on it his faither hading
arrived three beore, in mpi
with Maj .Wl1 er and his o
The Fort Dol pmessacr
trated by the Inains, was in 181
the bones of the soldiers were lying un
buried near the shore when yong Kin
zie returned from Detroit in 1816.
The following extracts are culled from
an address by Hon. Horatio Seymour to
the young-lady students of Wells Fe
male College, Aurora, N. Y.:
Youth is beautiful in the eyes of ae,
and it looks with admiration upon tho
courage with which the young confront
the uncertainties of the future, and the
faith that leadsi them to look forward to
haibppiness and succes.
Self-cheating is the most common
kind of fraud. It is a good rule, when
you find that subjects of importance or
objects of value are matters of indiffer
ence, to conclude that there are some
things which you do not, but which you
ought to, know.
Thereisnothing you can learn about any
subject which will not give it new inter
est In your eyes. The deeper your learn
ing the better, but the quality of knowl
edge is like that of oldwhich, although it
is reduced to the thunest leaf, yet makes
all the things glitter that it touches.
Surface knowledge is lightly spokenof
by the learned, but it is information
worked out in the past by toil and study
until it is brought within the reach of
In the course of my life I have studied
all classes of men with care, and, a0 a
nile, I have found those to be the most
cheerful and wise whose habits and ob
servations have given the widest range
to their mental action, and have brought
within the scope of their thoughts the
most varied topics, although they may
not have been learned with regard to any
Men do not live in the same world.
When we look around us we see that
they live in very different houses; some
are humble houses, but poorly finished ;
others are costly residences, adorned
with paintings and statuary, and every
thing that art can do to gratify the
We make the world in which we live.
It is more disreputable to live in one
that is dull and barren thani it is to
make our home in poor and dilapidated
Intelligence will enable us to cope
with the problem of life, to endure its
misfortunes with fortitude, and to bear
it with moderation and wis
was syib i to give fAWt to
the w ate not seen in a
true sense y because they are
brcught within the range of the vision
but when they have stirred the mind and
thoughts' have-been evolved.
So strong aae the enjoyments of look
ing upon famous objects, or of treading
upon ground made sacred by events,
that men cross broad oceans to visit
them. And through after life they are
wiser and happier for the knowledge
It may be that some are gifted with
aptitudes in certain directions beyond
others; that some have faculties for
learning, for arts, or for science, that
gives them peculiar advantages in their
When I am visited at my farm by
those who feel no sympathy with nat
uire, and say they have no taste for
country life, I make up my mind they
do not like it because they do not kno'w
'nough albout the world around them to
enjoy its beauties.
No one who has reached the age of
three-score years and ten would, upon01
reflection, be willing to rub out from
the experience in life the sorrows which
havwe softened his character, the mis
takes which have taught him wisdom,
or wrong-doings which he has ever re
gretted, and widchl, lby their influences,
have made the golden threads which
may be0 formed in the texture of his
"Gem'len," said the President, "I
fink dlat de Inhab~itants of dis kontry am
payin' altogethier too much 'tenshun to
dIis weddecr queshun. Dar's a groan o'
dispair when it's hot an' a growl o' dis -
pleashur when it's cold. If it rains
somebody raises a row, an' if it's dry
someb~ody else has a bone to pick wid de
powers above. Ebery red-headed, one
hoss white man-ebery broken-down old
two-cent darky, has got do ideah in his
head dat do Lawd am boun' to send him
long jist do sort o' wedder he wants, no
matter 'bout do rest of do kontry. De
ole man Riubottom, libin' up dar by my
cabimn, has got about fifteen cents worf o'
gcarden truck back of his house, an' when
it's hot or cold or wet or dry, he am so
agitated dat he forgita dat any odder
soul in dis kentry has sot out ain onion
or planfted a 'tater. Mo' dan fifty y'ars
ago I come to de conclusion dat I mus'
put up wid sich wedder as de Lawd gim
me, no matter whedder it brought on
chilblains or rheumatics, an' It was a.
great burden off my mind. I take it jist
as it comes, keepin' de ole umbrella in
good repair, an~' doen' know ufn'
'bout al SUZ' t doan' want to. "
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