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A DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF ORANGEBURG COUNTY.
V?l. I. ORASTGEBURG, S. 04 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1879. M?. 9.
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?OB OFFICE
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TUE NEGRO TH85I?S.
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ANOTHER EXPLANATION OF HIS CASE.
Dr. Mtddleton Michel, the well
known and accomplished Professor
of Physiology and Histology in tho
Medical College of South Carolina,
recently contributed to tho "Boston
Medical rind Surgical journal," a
most original and vigorous article
upon the base of the negro, Thomas ;
a caso which so tile weeks ago, at
tracted so much attention among our
own savants, here in Augusta.
Dr. Michel is evidently a skeptic
in regard to the dusky gentleman's
main performance, as the very cap
tion of his article indicates ; this cap
tion reading as follows:
"Examination of the Negro, Thom
as, who arrests bis Heart's Action,
and pretends to throw his Heart into]
the Abdomen!"
After tt graphic description of
Thomas' physique; and of "the extra
ordinary pltty of his abdominal mus
cles, which arb made to contract, not
simultaneously, as roily be done by
any one, but in sepcrate layer?, and
in the several divisions of the recti;"
the Doctor proceeds to depict with
wonderful clearness that which
Thomas considers Iiis great feat, the
feat par excellence, of his novel exhi
bition.
"Invariably, Thomas bends the
body forward to a greater or less de
gree; takes a deep inspiration; not
suspending the breath, but on the
contrary, maintaining the diaphragm
as depressed as possible, by keeping
up very imperfect movements of ex
piration ; then he throws certain ab
dominal muscles into contraction,
depressing the greater portion of tho
walls of the abdomen, while he bulges
out the spot where he assumes the
heart to have migrated."
* * * ? *' * *
4 V
"His next performance consists in
arresting the heart's action, and the
pulse at the wrists (a phenomenon
well comprehended by physiologists).
Here, again, he takes a deep inspira
- tion, but suspending kis breath com
pletely?a necessary condition to suc
cess?when all cardiac pulsation
ceases and the pulse wave is no long
er felt at the wrist,"
Thus, tho reader perfeeives that his
special achievments arc these three*,
viz: - Abdominal muscular contor
tions, displacement of the heart, and
temporary suspension of its action.
All these, Dr. Michel maintains,
44resolvfc themselves simply into a
display . of unusual muscularity and
muscular tension."
Hitherto) the chief explanation of
Thomas' apparent heart-displacement
has been ah assumption of "a fissure
of the diaphragm."
Our essayist uncompiornisingly re
jects this notion as far-fetched and
unphiloaophicril.
The negro, he sitys, is an athlete
in frame, with no discoverable mal
formation. The play of u perfect
diaphragm during his forced respira
tions becomes evident in the ascend
ancy of abdominal over costal respi
ration.
Emphatically he adds, "there is no
fissure of the, diaphragm," because
the violent play bf abdominal mureles,
previously described with such a de
formity present*, would drive the vis
cera either from the abdomen into
the thorax, or from the chest into the
abdomen, and tender any such per
formance, painful', dangerous, per
haps impossible.
Consequently, upon, the gr?uud of
a normal diaphragm, (nud not upon
any narrow theory as to the impossi
bility of the translation of the heart
through a fissured diaphragm from
thorax to abdomen,) the asiiimption
is rejected of, a migration of the
heart from its natural postion.
At the same time, Dr. Michel 1 ac
knowledges thai Thomas docs effect
something positive in his attempt,
that he simulates wonderfully a dis
placement of the heart; but the ex
planation of the phenomenon, he con
cludes, rests upon physiological and
not pathological coniijti?us.
Through tho minutiae of tho Doc
tor's demonstration of this idoa we
have not time, or space to follow him,
but hia reasoning appears to us most
vigorously lucid, and worthy the at
tentive study not merely of savants
and members of his'owti profession,
but of the intelligent student general
ly. A few significant sentences, as
' indicia of his argument, wc must
howover quote:
"It is reasonable to suppose," he
tcmurks, "that in this indivadual,
Thomas, the diaphragm in its,extra
ordinary exercise, has participated
in development with the abdominal
muscles, and id Under such control,
that during an exaggerated respira
tory effort, he forces his heart even
beyond the ascertained extent of de
pression in ordinary persons ; which
would place it some six to seVeii
inches below the enslform cartilage ;
especially as he is aided by the flex
ion of body with which he always ac
companies the act. This would re
move the organ beyond the reach of
immediate nusculations at the nor
mal point, and make it beat appar
ently within the abdomen, though
still resting upon the floor of ttie pre*
ternaturally depressed diaphragm.
? # * * * i
."The explanation of this supposed
dislodgmcnt of the heart certainly
rests Upon the exaggerated play of
j lung and diaphragm, and nothing
else."
??. ? ? ? ? ?J * *
"Apropros, Dr. Michel states that
displacements of the heart, contin
gent upon malformation, (a condition
wb repeat", which he affirms to be
non-existent in Thomas's case,) are
humcroiifl and varied, forming more
than one group in the classilicatiou of
tenitologists. In illustration, lie al
ludes to a ca?e published a century
since, by Kamel; the case of a girl
often, whose heart was recognized by
him in the cpignstrum ; and the par
ticulars of wliicb were subsequently
mentioned by Geoifry St', ililaire, in
the old Journal do Medicine', Chir:
at Pharm; vol. xix, page -123. Also
to a case recorded by Dechamps of
an old soldier, with a renal disease,
at whose death an autopsy took place
revealing the existence of a fissure
in the diaphragm, and the position of
the heart in the left lumbar region.
* ? ? * * #
Also of the suspension of heart ac
tion and of the head wave in the
blood current which forms the pulse,
there have been some noteworthy
examples. The best known is that of
the Hon. Col. Townsend, as related
by his physician Dr. George Cheyne,
author of a treatise on nervous dis
case; but a similar, and perhaps, a
yet more retnarkablo case, was wit
nessed by Dr. Michel himself.
lie tells "us that he was invited
years ago, by the Dean of the Medi
cal College of Charleston, to meet
the Faculty, ili order to examine a
Mr. Groux in whom there was an ar
rest of development of the sternum.
"Besides some interesting facts of the
play of the heart, they witnessed a
like experiment upon the suspension
of his heart's action; and the subsi
dence of the pulse. When he took a
deep inspiration, and then held his
breath, the pulse grew weaker and
weaker, and finally stopped entirely ;
while the ear over the prmcordial re
gion could not detect the slightest im
pulse or sound.
Thomas performs the same act,
though not so prolonged in duration
as in the case of Mr. Groux, in whom
the cxperitnet lasted two minutes,
and.he does it in precisely the same
way:
Kn passant, the Mr. Groux here
mentioned, was Dr. Eugene A.
Groux, a physician of Brroklyn, New
York, who afterwards graduated at
the University of Gottingen. A na
tive of Germany, he returned to this
country, and died on the loth of last
October at 426 South Fourth street.
It may be observed as a singular co
incidence, that he died . Only a few
days before the publication or the1 es
say, In which his name and caoe are
so conspicuously brought forward by
Dr. Micliel.
In dismissing this instructive and
admirably written treatise (the rare
merits of which have already been
commended by DaCosta, and equally
distinguished scientists,) it occurs to
us to say, that the analysis of the
phenomena accompanying this power
of heart and pulse suspension, are
calculated to aid in unravelling the
still more . wonderful o'ecurences
known as "States of Trance," in
which all evidence of life departs and
persons have even been prepared for
burial.?Augusta Evening Sentinel.
The next time Mr. Tilden has a
chance to buy the Presidency he'll
probably do it, because he must have
found out by this lime that tlie inno
cent are those who succeed. Besides,
it may be worfli &omcthing to be in a
position to reward a dispatch, thdof
with a foreign consulate. That.n.lpp
Imightihclp to establish the innocence
16f all parties concerned.
A PIONEER ROMANCE;
A DESERTED WIFE, AN INDIAN ELOPE*
A1KNT, A RUNAWAY SON, A MAUKIAOE.
Recently there came from a nour
ishing town of Sonoma County, on
an extended visit to friends in this
city, a man and Wife. Theatres were
visited, a full roilnd of amusement
and ?ighl-oeeiug was indulged, and
ail ran merry tis the marriage hell,
which rang for the couple in question
as much as thiityand three years
ugo away oft in Racine, Wis. A few
nights since, while returning from
tho California Theatre, the eouplc
walked.aloilg Kearney street toward
Market, uenx which, by the light
from a. gas-lamp, they saw lying on
the sidewalk before the tri it iady't?
chatelaine and watch, which evident
ly had become detached from the
waist of some passer-by. Scarcely
was there time to stoop add pick up
the find when returned a compara
tively young couple, li rather hand
some man, who was remarkably light
in feature to the woman who* walked
beside him, dark enough in complex
ion to lead to the belief that she was
of Spanish extraction: A short ex
planation between the two couples
ensued, nnd the article of female or
nament was retujned to the young
lady who bail lost it;
The young couple had scarcely be
gun to move a?vay wubn tho elderly
lady appeared rls If seized with- a
spasm, and with a Shriek very unlike
that of the traditional novel sort,
screamed j' ''Charley 1 Charley I" and
almost fainted; The sound of a name
so familiar to him brought the 5'<mng
man and his companion back, and
then followed everi a stranger inci
dent. Tlie young man looked at the
agitated ladyv, a shade Of recollection
seemed to cross hi3 mlhd, and though
Struggling to subdue his emotions; he
did not succeed, and quickly ejacula
ted, "Motlier l'-' At the same time
the older man Had been regarding the
younger lady intently, arid in a mo
ment moro exclaimed, "Good Godj
it is shC l" v The scene had attracted
quite a number of passers, and to
prevent further notice by them the
young man spoke firmly and directed
the actors to the little comedy to go
with him, which they did. Soon
they were seated in a comfortable
little, parlor within a radius of' a mile
from the place of the accidental meet
ing, and amid manv sobs from the
old lady, much wouderiug surprise on
the part of the young lady, and a
called-for amotlnt of agitation and
mingled anger on the part of the
young and old gentlemen, respect
ively, the story was made clear.
To relate il lucidly requires a re
trospect tif over thirty years) when in
Racine, Dr. S-, Sellcrd will do, as
being as near the real name db possi
ble to speak without making a com
plete revelation?a mall aged about
23 years, married one of three daugh
ters of a farmer in the vicinity. Dr.
Scffcrd had, for a young man, a lu
crative practice, wanted only for lux
uries, and for a time the young couple
traveled the road of matrimony com
fortably. But dissensions gradually
grew between them. Life was not as
smooth ns desirable, even though u
son had been horn to them, nn': an
other (events proved it n daughter)
was expected. It wasn't the greatest
wonder in the world, then, for Racine
to learn, one day in '49, when Califor
nia's wealth of mineral was turning
men's heads, breaking apart homes
and families, and turning the nation
almost Upside down, that Di. Setlerd
had die appeared. It was Conjectured
and rightly, that he had started for
California. The little homo in Ra
cine was broken up, the deserted
family removed to the old farm house,
and when, some liriio later, the daugh
ter was born, no word of the father
was there to bhecr the mother's
heart, nor. was he again heard of for
years. He, in the meantime, had
reached California, and because of
peculiar ways of wealing his whiskers
und hair, became known an an Aus
tralian. After wandoring for a short
time about the State, he entered fi
nally, with a prospecting party, near
tho latter end of 1850, the mining
section known as ^Dcadnian's Bar,"
in R?tte Coilnty. Tho Bar was a
lively place in those days1, not half
civilized, with a rough, Cosmopolitan
population, of which some tribes of
Digger Indians formed a part, and
many wero the characteristic robber
ies, murders, and miscellaneous sen
sations chtoniclccd. And Doc Scf
fcrd was added lo Iho list, for before
tlio year had drawn to ii close he
eloped with the pretty wifeiof a mem
ber of the Digger tribe and her prec
ty daughter, then about '2 years old.
The matter was scarcely a nine days'
wbhdcr in the camp, and whatibo
came of them no one cared to investi
gate; and probably no one of the-resi
dents of the Bar ever learned. Btit
Doc and his companion, after placing
the child in the cafe of an old Span
ish woman, who they felt assured
would take good care of it, ron.tned
the the country together; until atjast
the woman died".
Finally Doc became disgusted yvith
his rovin-.; life, came to San Francio
cOj was dead broke, and decided to
settle down; lie did so, resumed his
profession as a homeopath, and Anal
ly retrieved his fortune and grew
comfortably rich. Then friends pre
vailed upon him to send for his ivife.
He did so, and one happy day the
family were united, with the excep
tion of the son, whose whereabouts
none of the family knew. When he
had grown to youth's estate ho had
conceived a desire to travel, and one
day disappeared in a manner as mys
terious as had done his father, rile,
too, came to California, and, having
studied telegraph}', succeeded in ob
taining a good position, the "only
fault of which was it kept him travel
ing about the country, filling th? va
cancies that wcro constantly occur
ring. Finally he wa3 sent to Los
Angclos, where he was stationed a
sufficient length of time to become
acquainted with, court and marry a
young woman of about his own.age,
resident in a Spanish family, and the
daughter of the woman with whom
Doc SeUered bad eloped from Dead
man's Bar in '00. So strangely fate
had worked its wonders 1 The'rest
is soon told.' The reunited family
removed to Sonoma County, where
they still live.?San Francisco Chron
icle.
Revenue from Advertising. .
As to what -revenne cotnes from^iV
vertising, there can lie little said, us
this is a part of Ihc private business
of the concern', and figures are not
easy to arrive at. London and New
York papers; however, head the list,
and the London Times and New York
Herald enjoy the largest patronage of
any newspapers in the world. What
these papers receive is unknown, but
it is said that the proprietor of the
London Times gave the receipts
of one department of his paper
to his wife for pocket money,
and it amounted to ?100,000 per year.
This is no doubt an exaggeration of
probably forty diameters. Several
Parisian papers arc reported as re
ceiving $100,000 per year on adver?
ing, and a number of American pa
pers can equal and excel this amount.
Whatever the amounts, the question
is decided by more than 200 years of
fair trial that advertising pays, and
thoroughgoing business men of the
nineteenth century considers a knowl
edge of the best of means of ad vor Us
ing almost its necessary id business
as a knowledge of goods he has to
sell.??Veto York Times.
Captured the Calico.
A gentleman who journeyed lately
from Alken to Kdgcficld overtook a
spry negro woman giving cba?e to a
somewhat shaky man Of the same
race. She finally overtook and vio
lently wrested out of his possession
a bundle of calico. The tale is this:
An Kdgcficld negro man married an
Aiken negro woman. *Thc latter
growing tired of Edgelield and of the
man, sloped incontinenlty over the
border into Aiken. The man, who is
almost blind, after a few days of un
utterable loneliness, bought twelve
yards of gay calico, wherewith to toy
the false one back to his bosom, and
boldly crossed the line. Instead,
however, of yielding to his soft allure
ment, the woman pursued him, upon
sight, and wresting the calico from
his hands, returned permanently into
the land of her nativity. The same
old tale. A man too fond and a wo
I man too false !?Etlgejleld Advertiser.
It is one of the unwritten laws of
Delaware that ho lawyer shall be
elected governor. Their lawyers, they
think, should be sent to Congress.
Some respectable farmer, merchant
or doctor, is chosen to look after
State affairs, and but once hau the
governor aspired to the United States
Senate. That aspirant, Dr. Sauls
bury, failed. He was defeated by his
brother.
SOMli??DV'S DAK LI Ml.
A 6TOUY THAT MAY II K KUbh OF INTER
EST IN SOME SOUTHERN HOME. ,
The battle ofShilob was fought-on
the Gib and fill duya of April, 18?2.
On the 9th of that month, with u par
ty of Federal ollleers; 1 ?viis visiting
the field, and a short distance in ad
vance of where the main aeti?n had
been fought, in an open space, which
had escaped the ilaincs that had
swept over a portion of the ground,
wo discovered a dead fair-haired
Southern ?oldicr apparently not more
than eighteen yearn of age, his cloth
ing, consisting of a loose jacket,
a blouse and pants of plain home
spun material, either gray or brown,
and a slouched hat. He lay upon
bis back, bis right arm extended out
towards his smoke-stained musket,
which,with his powder-blackehed lips,
and the nearly empty eartride-bo"x,
were mute evidences that he had
faithfully done his duty ns a soldier.
The trunk of a tree, about eighteen
inches in diameter, which had been
severed by a caunon shot, lay direct
ly across his legs below the knee,
holding him firmly to the ground.
This hud evidently occurred after
death, as there was no indication of a
struggle or of suffering.
One of the party observing some
thing protruding from the dead sol
dier's blouse above the belt, Stooped
and drew forth a knit blue yarn mit
ten, ou the wrist of which was em
broidered in yellow yam the name,
"VY*. Hall." The mitten was laid
back upon his breast and we passed
on. As I reached the fringes of un
dergrowth that hemmed in the small
open space in the timber, I turned to
take a last look at the Silent, sleeper,
and the scene was an impressive one.
That calm young face turned up to
the bright sunlight, the long auburn
curls 1} ing in confusion around bis
head, with the background of shrub
bery, now green with the comiug
spring, presented a sad; quiet pic
ture-such a peaceful contrast with
the dread surroundings of the burned,
blackened bodies of men and horses;
shattered trees, broken artillery car
riages and equipments?an oasis, as
it were, auiid the wreck of battle that,
aftdr a lapse of sixteen years, it has
remained vividly before me. Per
haps through your paper this may
reach the notice of some of the friends
of the person named.
Although I cannot recollect that
there was anything on the body to in
dicate the regiment to which "W.
Hall" belonged, tho impression left
upon m}' mind is that he was from
Mississippi. lie was doubtless some
body's darling, who, equipped by lov
ing hands, and followed by a mother's
blessing, went forth to tho wnrs, to
be thenceforth numbered among the
"unrelurning brave."
II. 11 AY.MOND.
Now, Who Wouldn't?
We read, now a*ud again, about
the salaries paid to editors of the
great dailies. For instance, Dana,
of the New York Sunj gets $11,000 a
year; Wbitelaw Reid, of the Tribune,
812,000; Nordhoff writes for the
Herald when he feels like it and is
paid ?10,000 a year, and so forth.
Now', who would not be an editor?
But hold on. The Reporter receives
patent medicines, big wheat seed, ap
ples, wood (when he can get it,) po
tatoes, cotton seed, shucks'; peaches,
(sometime rotten at that,) poetical
effusions by the quantity, ?'original''
stories without end, (at least without
point,) any amount of newspaper and
magazine selections, and as the auc
tioneer would say, "inauy other arti
cles too numerous to mention." Now,
just wouldn't you like to be ??Chester
Reporter.
Hard on Blaine.
A correspondent of the Savannah
News relates a horrible story about
Senator Bluinc. He says that some
thirty years ago Blaine was teaching
school in Kentucky and was "a fiury
Bourbon Democrat." On one occa
sion Cassias M. Clay made himself a
candidate fbr office on an abolition
platform and was billed for a speech i
at Frankfort. Young Blaine declar
ed he would reply to him) and a gen
tleman now living loaned him ten
dollars to pay his expenses: History
doesn't say whether he answered
Clay or not, but th? party who loan
ed the money says he still has the
plumed knight's promissory note. As
it is a Southern claim there is no use
I in carrying the case to Congress.
In the Matter of Visitinf] Cards.
A very good story is told of the
lute Admiral Goldshorough with re
gard to the eUijtiCvtte ol visiting curds.
II? w?s ti bluff old sea-dog,und baled'|
sham ?rid. pretense. An airy young,
diplomat, d great Irian of society and
fashion, called on the admiral; end
finding him out, left his card with
'.he letters E. P. pencilled on it. The
brave salt was puzzled thereby, and
when the young man accosted him on
the street and asked, "Did you get
my card, admiral?" he bhoutcd out,
'?Yes 1 and what's the theaillng Of K
Pi that you wrote od it?" "Oh, why
that means cn perionnc\ that X called
in person." "It does, eh I" said the
admiral, and went off in a .inood
of disgusted meditation. In a
few days he returned the call by send
ing a card around by a tncs?en'ger,
first writing S. B. .N. in. one corner.
Again the two met'. "You received
my card did you?' inquired the ad
miral. "Yes, and what does S. B. N.
mean?" asked the polite young man.
"heat by a nigger 1" thundered the
admiral.
Next.
"Talking about cold weather," sud
denly broke in ope of our oldest in
habitants, the other evening, "why,
you ought to have be n out in the
State of Micnesota in '3G. I don't
s'posc fourteen thermometers spliced
together would a given the mercury
room to drop as low as it wanted to
go. One nwfttl cold night?colder
than two of otii' ebliieSt lilglits con
solidated?a hunter named llosking
built an extra big fire in his log shan
ty to keep warm, an' he kept a piling
on the wood until his shanty was all
ablaze, and when a few persons livin'
there saw the light an' run to his as
sistance, they saw llosking a-settin'
in the midst of the flames n-shivcrin
an' a rubbin' oi his hands as though
he couldnt get warm ; and when the
shanty was burned to ashes, they
found him in the ruius a-settin on a
big hickory log frozen to death
How the persons who went to Hos~
king's assistance managed to escape
freezing to deatli is what excited the
wonderment of the oldest inhabitant's
listeners,
A Woman's Confession ot. Murder.
Isaac New. landed c??ntjry rrierchant
living near Fort Wayne; Ind., started
home lrora Fort Wayne one etening
iu September, 1870, getting off the
cars at New Haven, the nearest sta
tion to his house. His body was
found the next morning in a lonely
piece of woods. He had been brutal
ly murdered for the money known
to have been on his person when he
left Fort Wayne. Last week, Mary
D?rrer, a woman of ill-repute, con
fessed that Perry Tracey, Joho Gar
ineyer, and herself murdered Newland
and robbed his body of 851. They
drove out in a carriage, and headed
him off after he left the train. Gar
meycr is dead, and Tracey is serving
out a life sentence for murdering
James O'Brien. Mary also says that
the same persons murdered a woman
named Lizzie Early four years ago,
she having incurred their enmity.
Heavy Weights.
The Rock Herald says that scatter
ed about in tlte Upper portion of Lan
caster bounty, there .lives a negro
family; corripoued of father, mother',
nine son3 and six daughters, whose
aggregate weight is a little over three
thousand four hundred pounds, or an
average of two bnndred pounds for
each member. The father of this fat
family has never weighed over i-15
pounds, while the mother's weight
has always been rather above 200
pounds. Of the children the heaviest
is a woman, who weighs 250 pounds,
while the lightest is the youngest, a
boy of 10 years, whose weight is 18f>
pounds. There has never been but
one death in the family, that of a
man, who died about two years ago,
and who had attained his 80th year.
His weight w?s about 200 pounds.
Gov. Vance; before retiring from
the executive chair, pardoned the
on\y Hebrew in the North Carolina
penitentiary. IIo was under a ten
years' sentence for manslaughter.
The Clovjrnor endorsed upon the pa
per: "I take pleasure iu saying that
I sign the pardon,in part recognition
of the good and law-abiding charac
ter of our Jewish .citizens, Ulis being
the first sei ions case ever hrohght to
my notice on the part of any of that
people."
i?B tRiaPXm fa,
A SliABP CRITICISM OK JUDGES MACKEY'S
"UKLICT OF ItAKIIAUiSM."
Apropos to tiUlli we are inclined
to .know that Judge* Mackey doii'4
know <jdud? ht? iaUalking dhout, ami
that (In much of I113 law and , spine of
hi& facts he is irib're indebted to a
chronic intclUctual vagary than is
prudent or piously accurate as he
dances along in each stage of his per
formances with vague, regardless
e\es. 'Ihe prisoner's dock , isi not a
relict of barbarism in fact nor a ban
bnrou? appointment in itself. Ii ist a
modern contrivance provided for tho
convenience und comfort-of the pns*:
oner. Before its adoptiojrtu.the pris
oner-was brought into coUrt and stoo l
in bis Shackles during irjal'vJti$re of
less subject to the jostling.and je^rs
of the multitude, a condition of things
which is filly illustrated by the indigt
nity visited on., our . blessed Lord;,
when he stood for trial before.?Pon
tius Pilate and was spit upon by tho
angry rabble. Now the manacles ans
removed and a seat afforded wuhin
an inclosure, and it was raised abovo .
the nudience that the pi ioc'uor ^oltlti
"look upoti the juror5' and lhfe?"j.uror
upon the prisoner'' without' interrup
tion. , ? ; . ; ,
Now, it is a mawkish sentiment,
a pulling objection which-talks ubqufc:
this dock as an offence. ?Whatsis-.,
there in it so far as the dock^seLr
concerned to bring sljaineupr.aocusa*:
tion tti any manr Many-arv innocent
man has sat in the dock and many a
scoundrel on the bench. It is . not.
the poor dock, a thing of wood, tbo$
can make a m n hold down his heart
in shame. It is the crime..which
brands his soul: deeper tha:;- .{rcti -hr
the quiveiiug flesh. It Is the guilt
that enters the precincts of ^Conscience
which is sharper than t,ho i. inuiaiv.v.
knife that cuts away the rogue's car.'.
So, too, it is not the crime that,
makes the pure and spotless judge,.but
the high consciousness of aq unfliuehv-.
ing integrity which would be.drawn
and quartered before it would give a
judgement for fear or favor or p> do
cretal make to suit the sharp demands
of the situation. ? ? '
Let us have dope wjj&.bhis mawk- ?
ish septiiqetit. . Lot the dock stand,
as a reminder to many^a >ma.iji wb?.
walks abroad,, perch/yaha sits-in high
places, of wbctb, Uc ought to be,if he;,
bad ...hls\de3crts, apd.if it be, poor,,
dumb thing, a preacher, cf this sort,
let it preach, say.,we, in open court,'
standing -high db?yc the hCa-s.,of
men and standing face to face with
the bench itself in solemn accusation
all the wh le of the handy and unju.it
judge.?Columbia Register.
? Never Shirk. . , . ?
The habit of shirking 18 a great evil
in our land. Sad and bitter are. tho
experiences of multitudes who have
lost positions of .emolument- and- trurt
by shirKing dtitics nod responsibili
ties devolving upon them. Th'ey so\y
their mis'nice after.it was top l{Ue.
It is a hud sign to seb a young man
contracting tile. Habit of Shirking.
You may set it down at onto thai
sooner or later he will be a drone iij
the great hive of human indhstryi
living without any purpose in lifo
and scorned by all who have willing
hands, and fo-low up what they can
find to do. Young man, if yop, tV^'nc
to.gain the coufldeqcq and cjSti-ia of
you'r. employer, never shirk from a
duty. If overtasked, lay in your
complaints, and you will always get
a hearing. If you will begin life"aS u
shirk, you may set it down ap ^ fixe<|
fact that the habit will follow yob.
through life, and. as a "success you
will be an titter failure." *:
C??id Not Account for it.
General..Sherman's reccnj; visit to
Atlanta gaVo rise" to a number of bu
iliorous incidents, which have nearly,
all found their way into print. The
following is new: During his stay
in Atlanta, tho General waa asked by
a journalist of that city, who serv?d
in the late war on the Confederate
side with distinction, for a set of
the maps illustrating the military op-,
era) ions in and about Atlanta. The
request wqs of course granted and
thu necessary order given. Yester
day a letter jvas received at tho War.
Department acknowledging the re-?
ccipt of tho gift,, and closing with thu.
following witty comment: tkI really. I
did not know; how badly we were
whippbd Until 1 saw it- illustrated. ?,
realized the fact in 18G4, but ecu la
pot .account for it."? Washi?fjto)i
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