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e SOUTHERN STANDARD-MMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, 20, 1891.
THE ROSE AND THE GARDENER.
The rose in tlio garden slipped her bud,
And Bhe laughed in the pride of her youth
As she thought ot the Gardener standing by,
"He is old so old! And he soon must
die ! "
The futlRono waxed in the warm June air,
And she spread and spread till her heart
And she laughed once more as she heard
"lie is older now 1 He will soon be dead 1"
But the breeze of the morning blew and
That the leaves of the blown Rose strewed
the ground ;
And he came at noon, that Gardener old,
And he raked them softly under the mould.
And I wove the thing to a random rhyme,
For Hit Rose is Beauty, the Gardener Time.
Harper's Young People.
Water and Wind.
The latest news from Germany
shows that a definite contract has
been made for transmitting power
electrically from the falls of the Lauf
fen to Frankfort-onthe-Maln, a dis
tance of 112 miles, for service at the
electrical exhibition which is to be
opened at that place on June 15. At
Hartford, Conn., a similar transmis-
6ion of power 1s successfully made
for a distance of 22 miles for light
ing purposes. In several places in
both Europe and America, electric
power is transmitted distances of five
to ten miles.
At Coronada Beech, Cal., a com
pany has invented and successfully
applied an apparatus to a section of
thesurfacQ of the sea, by which its
ceaseless motion is converted into
electric energy; and this is transmit
ted through a cable to the point where
it is needed for thp usual service of
an electric current.
ius, not only is the application of
electricity rendering available a mul
titude of water falls in stream and
tide which have hitherto been use
less for mechanical purpose?, but
wind power on every hill top can be
gathered in by the blades of the
windmill, and thence conveyed to the
more accessible plain. It will not be
long ere fuel of all kinds may be to a
large extent superseded in dwellings,
and its uses performed in a better
manner by the new household ser
vant electricity. Thus, possibly,
we may be saed from the tyranny
of the coal mine and the wood pile,
and from their final exhaustion, by
the utilization of an exhaustless
power which everywhere pervades
The Last to Surrender.
According to a story in Mr. Albert
Lawson's War Anecdotes, the last
Confederate did not surrender unti
fifteen months after Appomattox
The story is that on the morning of
July 4, 18CG, the secretary of "War,
who had planned a'4fishing excursion
to the falls of the Potomac, received
a telegram from the provost marsha!
at Richmond, saying that a squad of
Confederate soldiers were at his office
ready to deliver up theirarms and be
Knowing that joking of that sort
would subject the prepetrator to
court-martial, the secretary hastened
to the White House to consult with
President Johnson. The result was
a telegram to the provost marshal
"Who are they, and where did they
come from? Answer was prompt
and to the point; "Sergeant Tews
bury and guard from Dismal Swamp
Did not know the war was over
After a good deal of laughter the
provost marshal was ordered to re
ceive their capitulation, which was
conducted in due" form..
Tewsbury, an old Virginian, or
dered his squad a couple of Georgi
ans to give up their guns and sign
the papers, reserving himself as the
last man of all the Confederate forces
to surrender. The old sargeant'i
description of the way he found out
the war was over was amusing. He
and his companions had been posted
on the edge of the swamp to watch
the movements of the union troops
from Norfolk, with orders to remain
nntil relieved, and subsisted on game
and fish for three years. At last he
met an old negro, who told him the
war had been over for about a year,
which "tickled him better than if he
had been kicked by a mule," as he
Hon. W. V. Lucas, Ex-State Audi
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WOMAN'S WOIIK AND AIMS.
The New York Exchange for Wonion's
Work has opened classes for instruction
in the art of dressmaking.
Women are to be admitted to member-
chip in the Author's Club to be estab
lished in London by Walter Desant.
Mrs. Schliemann intends to continue
the excavations at Sissuruk, carrying
them out in conformity with Dr. Schlie
Mrs. Somerville was the mother of five
children by her two marriages, yet found
time for study and wilting her famous
work on astronomy.
Miss Collier and Miss Ilauzlik, from the
Deaconesses' Home, Chicago, have been
sent to China, the first deaconess mis
sionaries to that empire.
The newly formed Indiana Press Club,
which includes the editors of all the chief
Indianapolis papeis, admits women to
membership on equal terms.
Miss Alice FletcLer, who is well known
by her work among the Indians, is now a
fellow of the Peabody Museum and, by
consequence; of Harvard College.
The only woman chief of division in
the United States Government service is
said to be Miss Kate Smith, of the Census
Office in Washington. Her annual sal
ary ia $1,600.
Miss Kingsley, daughter of Charles
Kingsley, has been awarded the decora
tion of the French academic palms, with
the grade of "officer of the academy, for
ber valuable writing upon French art
Miss Ash ton, a young girl who has been
blind from babyhood, has just entered
the Melbourne University at the age of 17.
In spite of her infirmity she passed cred
itably in algebra, arithmetic, Latin,
French, and other branches.
Laura Bassi, for 80 years occupying the
chair of professor of physics at Bologna
University, was only 21 years of age when
she was called to it, and she married and
became the mother of 12 children with'
out interruption of her university duties.
Mrs. Florence Howe HalL the accom
plished essayist, has been especially suc
cessful in her course of lectures on "Man
ners and Social Usages," which she has
delivered before large audiences in many
places, always to their pleasure and
Recently the legislature of the State of
Victoria, in Australia, has passed a law
which gives the wife the right of divorce
if the husband is found to be an habitual
drunkard. If, after marriage, she dis
covers that he is an inebriate she can also
get a divorce.
Mrs. Sophie Kovalewska, the professor
of mathematics in the University of
Stockholm, who died recently, was a di
rect descendant, through her father, of
Mattheus Corvinus, king of Hungary.
She spoke and wrote fluently Russian,
English, Swedish, and French.
Speaking of woman's work, here is only
a hint of the different things a woman
housekeeper does in a year : She gets din
ders 365 times, washes the dishes 1,095
times, gets the children ready for school
twice a day for 180 days, gets the baby to
sleep 1,460 times, and makes about 800
A new coeducational college is to be
started at Lake Charles, the chief town
of southwestern Louisiana, about 80 miles
from the Texas border. The college Li
the result of home missionary work and
Northern immigration cooperating with
the- Southern people in an endeavor to
meet the great educational and religious
needs of that wide region.
Miss Laura Parsons, superintendent of
the training school for nurses at the Mary
land University Hospital in Baltimore, is
described as a modest, gentle little woman
who has attained great prominence in her
profession. She is said to be the only
regular Nightingale nurse in America.
She studied under Miss Nightingale at St.
Thomas's Hospital, London. She was
one of the nurses who went on Lord
Wolscley's Egyptian expedition, and was
decorated by the queen with the royal
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When the Earth Wat Young.
When the earth was very young, sa.yA
Dr. Ball, Astronomer Royal for Ireland,
it went around so fast that the day was
only three hours long. The earth was
liquid then, and as it spun around and
around at that fearful speed, and as the
sun caused ever increasing tides inm its
Burface, it at last burst iu two. The
smaller part became the moon, which litis
been going around the earth ever since at
an increasing distance. The influence of
the moon now rises tides on the earth,
and, while there was any liquid to oj ur
ate on in the moon, the earth returned
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IS THERE A GOD ?
HISTORICAL PROOF THAT CAN NOT
So Saya Max Muller, the Great German
Sclentlit-What Hlitory Teachea-An
Exceedingly Good Argument on a
To' my mind the historical proof of the
existence of God, which is supplied us by
the history of the rebgions of the world,
has never been ref rted ; and can not be
refuted. It forms the foundation of all
other proofs, call them cosmological,
ontological, or teleological ; or, rather, it
absorbs them all, and makes them all
superfluous. There are those who declare
that they require no proof at all for tho
existence of a Supreme Being, or, if they
did, that they would find it in revelation.
Suppose they wanted no proof them
selves, would they really not care at all
to know how the human race, and how
they themselves, came in possession of
what, I suppose, they value as their most
precious inheritance? Do they really
think that in this case an examination of
the ancient title deeds might safely be
dispensed with, while with regard to
much less precious holdings it is con
sidered a plain duty to guard these docu
ments with the greatest care? An appeal
to revelation is of no avail in deciding
questions of this kind.
1 The history of religions teaches us that
the same appeal to a special revelation is
made, not only by Christianity, but by
the defenders of Brahmanism, of Zoro
astrianism, and of Mohammedanism,
and where is the tribunal to adjudicate
on the conflicting appeals of these and
other claimants? The believer in the
Vedas is as thoroughly convinced of the
superhuman origin ot his ancient hymns
as the Zoroastrian of that of the Qathas
and the Mohammedan of that of the Su
rahs ; and the subtle arguments by which
each, but more particularly the Brahman,
supports his claims, would put some of
our ablest casuists to shame. The fol
lowers of every one of these religions de
clare their belief in the revealed charac
ter of their own religion, never in that
of any other religion. Many persons be
lieve, and believe honestly, in visions they
have had themselves, never in the visions
claimed by other people. We may ap
peal to revelation in the court of our own
conscience, but, before the court of uni
versal appeal, we require different proofs
for the faith that is in us.
Our belief in God as the author of all
that exists, whether we call him father,
or creator, or supporter of the world, has
its deepest, its only living roots in that
ancient, universal stratum of thought
which postulated an agent in the Bky, the
sun, the fire, and the storm wind ; which
was not satisfied with the mere play of
appearances in nature, but yearned to
know what it was that appeared ; which
felt the limits of , the finite in all its sen
suous perceptions, and in feeling tho
limits, felt at the same time the presence
of something that was beyond those
limits. This dissatisfaction with the
finite, this struggle after the non finite,
this search for an agent for every act, of
a mover for every movement, whatever
shape it took, whatever name it claimed,
forms the primitive and indestructible
foundation of man s faith in God. If it
is taken away, people may indeed have
dogma, and may have creeds, but they
can not have their own ineradicable con
viction that there is and that there must
lx? a God. Dogma can supply no argu
ment against atheism. Dogma is what
my excellent colleague at Edinburgh,
Mr. Hutchison Stirling, has very truly
called mere Vorstellung which requires
for its philosophical foundation the Beg-
riff. But that Beeriff has a history, and
it is this history o. the Begriff which to
my mind is tho true, because unanswer
able, answer to all atheism.
I should go so far as to say that the his
tory of religion is the best proof of
religion, just as the growth of the oak
tree is the best proof of the oak tree.
There may be excrescences, there may be
dead leaves, there may bo broken
branches, but the oak tree is there, once
for all, whether in the sacred groves of
Germany, or at Donona, or in the Hima
layan forests. It is there, not" by our own
will, but by itself, or by a higher will.
There may be corruptions, there may be
antiquated formulas, there may bo sacred
writings flung to the wind, but religion
is there, once for all, in all its various
representations. You can as little sweep
away the oak tree with all its millions of
Geeds from the face of the earth as you
can eradicate religion from the human
heart. The history of religion teaches
us that the one everlasting conviction on
which the whole of natural religion has
been built from the beginning of the
world is true. That is the conviction
that there is ah infinite behind the finite,
that there is an agent behind all acts,
there Is a God in nature. Professor F.
Max Muller, in the Clinstian World.
You can buy a few bisons' heads in the
curio stores on the plains for from $150
to $200. Hero in New York they can be
got for less, and will continue to be
cheaper as long as any old buffalo robes
that now exiBt continue to resist the
moths. This is because a taxidermist
who can hot mako a splendid bison's
head with a piece of fur or block of
wood and a pair of horns is not conaicl
ered an adept in his profession. If the
bead of any rare animal is asked for in
the proper quarters the customer will be
told that there are no such heads as he
wants, but that if he will wait on? can
be procured from some other city. If he
orders it the chances are ten to one that
tho head will be carved out of wood
covered with the right fur, fitted wit!
horns, and delivered. The imitations 11
tho mouths and nostrils of wild ln'ists
require skillful work, but are ma- U'lful
in most cases. New York Sun.
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SUITED TO THE TIMES.
ELECTRO INM. TJATION.
Oh, mystic fascination, oh, fate Idealized,
1 m out a mans or molecules, reversely notor
I'm vanquished by a sorcery no amulet can.
For, love, youjire the magnet, andlyourarma-
The more I circle round you, love's current
Till leaping forth from heart to heart, love's
arc elcctrlo glows.
Against tho ardor of that flame insurance
For, love, you are the magnet, and I the arma-
And when in your dear presence, all trembling
Along lo 's telegraphic chords my vows shall
Induction ne'er shall drown them nor make
their sound obscure.
For, love, you are the magnet, and I the arma
The messages unnumbered of fend endearment
At once in both dlreotIons-inadrupls; they
A throbbing heart is at the key, It dots and
For, love, you are the magnet, and I the arma-
I dwell within your field of force-In that blest
Your strength is of the distance Inversely as
No influence external can me from you allure,
For, love, yon are the magnet and I the arma.
At last we cling together, apart no more to
With hearts attuned harmonic we'll sing ot
Obra, Sweet Ohm.
One circuit never broken while life and love
Forever you my magnet, and I your armature.
HE GAINED HIS POINT.
How Print John Allen Presented
His Case to President Cleveland.
The great humorist of the last Con
gress was "Private John Allen," of Mis
sissippi, who is personally the most pop
ular man in Washington. There are few
men in the country more sought after
than "Private Allen," as he deliirhts in
being called. Every day Mr. Allen's
mail brings him letters from all parts of
the country, inviting him to banquets
and to address public meetings. Allen's
appearance is of great aid to him in af
fecting his audiences. He has a long,
sad face and he is the last man in the
world a person woald take for a humor
ist. He looks like the custodian of a
great grief. He netrer smiles when ht
talks and there is a pathos in his voice.
jjx-rresiaeui levei&na is iona 01 tell
ing the story of his experience with Con
gressman Allen. AllCn had importuned
the President time and time again about
tne appointment of a constituent to a
federal office. President Cleveland was
overrun with work at the time, and be
sides he had good reasons for not wishing
to make the appointment then. Allen'b
constituents were very impatient over
the delay and very anxious that the Re
publican who then held the office should
They made the life of their Congress
man miserable for several months, ami
Allen began to feel that he would lose
his popularity on account of the office,
and he decided that something had to b
done to bring the matter to a terminatioL
very quickly, so he resolved to approach
the President m a unique way.
Calling at the "White House one morn
ing he was cordially received by tin
President, who supposed he had calK
upon official business and asked bin.
what he could do for him.
"Not a thing, Mr. President, " said tin
Congressman. "I was out taking im
morning constitutional, and I thought :
would drop in and tell you somethini
that I happened to be thinking of as I wt
passing by, believing as you are an oh.
lawyer it might interest you. "
1110 rresiaent, truniung tnat tne uon
gressnian had some new story that he
wanted to give him the benefit of, ex
pressed his delight at receiving a call
from him, and eagerly asked him to be
gin his story.
"It was a case that I was employer
upon," began Mr. Allen, "and through i
I made the reputation of being a terribh
liar. The case had hung in the courts f o
several years, and my clients were ver
anxious to bring the affair to an issue, 1
they knew that when it was it would t
to their advantage. Well, as I said, ;
had gone on for several years, and s
each term of court something occunv
that compelled a continuance of the cant .
I had been paid a fee in advance, and nr.
clients grew so impatient that they beg;i
to lose confidence in me. I would t ;
my clients that their case would certain!,
come up at the next term of court, bu
when the court met the case would agaii
be continued, although I fought ban
always to prevent in. Finally my client,
lost all confidence in me and though
that the case would never be disposed i .
A great many of their friends shan
this opinion, and I was losing my popu
larity very rapidly. Finally, througl
Bheer desperation, I went to the judg
and made an appeal to him to help nn
out of my embarrassment, but, Mr.
President, he was a stern judge and re
fused to aid me. However, the case wn.
finally disposed of and he reestablish!',
my popularity, but itmado my blood no
cold, Mr. President, when I made prom
ises in good faith and then had thou
broken by some one else. Now, M
President, as an old lawyer yourself,
could you not feel sorry for me?"
"Allen," says the President, "I wii
eend the name of your man to the Senat
to-day. You can tell your people tha .
you have secured the appointment "
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