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? SHERIDAN & SIMS, Proprietor*.
SUDSORIPTIONc
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Blx Months.~..1.00
Ministem of the Gospel.1.00
ADyEBYI8KHENT8.
INrst Instertl?h.?1.00
Each Subsequent Insortlon.60
Liberal cootraets aiado for 3 month
and over. >
JOB OFFICES
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in mm toow.
HOW 8J8E FOOLED AN OLD DEACON AND
-THEN MAK3IED JUS SON.
It 1$ universally conceded that wid
ows?and especially young widows?
are lire most artful creatures in the
world. They seein to. know all man's
weaknesses, and to play upon them
remorselessly. Somo ladies a few
days'since were discussing a little in
cident that recently occurred, in
which this peculiarity was conspicu
ously, displayed. A wealthy young
widow had won the affection of a cer
tain youth, and there was every indi
cation of a speedy marriage, when
the old gentleman?the young man's
fatherr?unexpectedly interposed a
?decided negative. Ho was a staid
old deacon and himself a widower.
His objections in themselves were
trivial. He had disliked the widow's
father, and the feud of a long time
ago hp cought to revive for the bene
fit of the descendants, who, perhaps
had fiever heard of it. Still, the old
gentleman was implacable, and there
was nothing left but to yield an ap
parent obedience to bis commands.
But he reckoned without his host
when he thought to circumvent that
pretty little widow. The young peo
ple laid their heads together, and the
result was a plan of co-operation
which could the old deacon have
known the true inwardness of it,
would have given him additional rea
son Cpr believing in the total depravi
ty of human nature. The dutiful son
censed his attentions and went about
gloomy and dissatisfied, while the
widow bloomed out into a radient pic
ture of lovline8S. When she met the
old deacon, which was often, she lav
ished upon him her sweetest and most
bewitching smiles. He came to re
gard her attentively, and his eyes
were always sure to encounter a ten
der, pensive face, which ere long be
gan to play wild work with the old
deacon's sober affections. She threw
herself in Jjis . way and won upon Iiis
heart fast' and "irresistibly. It was
only a few weeks before the old gen
?tfcranfa "was compelled to acknowl
edge that he was head over cars in
? love with that charming relict. The
?scruples which he entertained for his
son never occurred to him as being
of sufficient importance to influence
his ownconduct. And so bo propos
ed.
" "Oh, Deacon, I never thought any
su".h thing," protested the beautiful
womah.
"But you must have thought of it.
You have surely seen that I was lov
ing yon."
"But I thought you objected to my
family. You said that none of my
father's children should ever come
into your family."
"Who? me? Why I never thought
of such a thing. It would be the
proudeBt hour of my life to see you
one of my family."
"Now, Deacon, is that really so?"
"It is indeed."
"And you would have uo objection
to a marriage which should make mo
a member of your family?*' inquired
the artful woman, looking tenderly at
the old man, while delicious thrills of
joy rippled over the deacon's heart.
"Objeat 1 Why I tell you it is the
hope I cherish most in life?"
"WhyX am so glad 1" and thereup
on the widow threw ber arms around
the old man's neck and smacked his
lips with a kiss that fairly took his
breath -away. If there ever was a
man on earth who felt that he was
ptanding on the threshold of the sev
en heavens, the deacon was that man.
He was none of jour bashful Carpet
Knight wooers, and he gave tho wi
dow as good as she sent. When she
thought he was wrought up to a pitch
of fondness equal to the announce
ment, she murmured?"I am so glad.
Will and I had begun to think you
never would consent to our getting
married, and we loved each other eo
? dearly,*' and again the widow's soft
white arms were clasped around the
old deacon's scrawny neck, and her
little rosebud lips fluttered against
bis lip;}.
"Hey 1" exclaimed tho deacon,
starting back in overwhelming sur
prise. "What is that you say? Will
and you?bleaa. ray soul, what do you
mean ?"
"Why, that Will, and I have loved
each other a long time, and I'm glad
that you will now consent to our get
ing married," murmured tho demure
lady.
However muph. in love, the deacon
f?as no fool, ijp saw that bo had
been artfully entrapped,.und lji$ /sense
of the ludricrous, enabled him to ap
preciate the joke.
"I reckon I've made a little mis,
take here," ho soliloquized, rather
sadly.
"But it's all right. You and Will
had bett er getter married a| soon as
possible," and the old man left the
widow's presence with an overwhelm
ing sense of defeat, but with the very
highest possible appreciation of the
artful devices of widows,, and of this
widow in particular, and whenever he
thought of it afterward, that old
deacon's rugged countenance rippled
all over with smiles.
Connubial Love.
Save her husband, she really cared
for no created being. She was good
enough to her children, and even fond
enough of them; but she would chop
them all up into little peices to please
him. In her intercourse with all
around her she'????'Was * perfectly
kind, gracious and natural; but
friends may die, daughters may de
part, she will be as perfectly kind and
gracious to the next set. If the king
wants her, she will smile upon him,
be she ever so sad; and walk with
him, be she ever so weary ; and laugh
at his brutal jokes, be' she in ever so
much pain of body or heart. Caro
line's devotion to her husband is a
prodigy to read of. What charm had
the little man? What was there in
wonderful letters of thirty pages long,
which he wrote to her when he'was
ndsent, and to bis mistresses at Han-,
over, when he was in London with
his wife? Why did Caroline, (he
most lovely and accomplished prin
C28S of Germany, take a little, red
faced, staring princeling for a bus
band, and refuse an emperor ? Why,
to her last honr, did she lovo him so?
She killed herself because she loved
him so. She had the gout, and: would
plunge her feet in cold water in order
to walk with him. With the film of
death over her eyes, writhing in in
tolerable ppin the ,j*et" kftrT ? tt-Vvfid
smile and a gontle word for her mas
tcr. ..,
A Cheerful Heart.
A merry or cheerful countenance
was one of the things which Jeremy
Taylor said his enemies and persecu
tors could not take away from him.
There are some persons who spend
their lives in this world as they would
spend their lives if shut up in a dun
geon. Everything is made gloomy
and forbidding. They go mourning
and complaining from" day to day
that they have so little, and are con
stantly anxious lest what little they
have should escape out of their
hands. They look always upon the
dark side, and can never enjoy the
good that is present for the evil that
Is to come. This is not religion.
Religion makes the heart cheerful;
and when its large and benevolent
Principles are exercised, men will be
happy in spite of themselves. The
industrious bee does not complain
that thoie are so many poisonous
flowers and thorny branches in his
road, but buzzes on, selecting the
honey where he can find it, and pass
ing quietly by the place where it is
not. There is enough in this world
to complain about and find fault with,
if men have the disposition. We of
ten travel on a hard and uneven road ;
but with a cheerful spirit, we may
walk therein with comfort, and come
to the end of our journey in peace.
Personal Attention to Business.
Nothing but ultimate ruin stares
that farmer in the face who does not
pay personal attention to the minute
details of his farm. There are a thou
sand small leaks about the manage
ment of an ordinary farm, that if not
closely attended to, will surely bring
the most hard working farmer to
ruin and bankruptcy. A large por
tion of the farmers can attribute their
present condition to no other course
than a lack of close attention to the
small details of the farm. Close su
pervision of the machinery, tools,
stock and their feed, a place for eve
rything and everything in its place.
No hired help is as much interested
in attending to these duties as the
fariner himself?-?such a course, would
in a few months or years at most, en
able many formers who are now on a
down hill grade to again begin to as.'
eond, and if pcrscv u cnl in will surejy
makp headway against what would
otherwise l.qok. doubtful. Try it once
I friends.
,, ' Ca If loun.
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Tho editor of the Columbia Regis
ter very recently retorted bravely
upon the New York Herald for mak
ing ?njusV'alldsi?bs to John C. Cal
houn, and more particularly for sncer
ingly alluding to the great Carolina
statesman as "a balf-forgotten politi
cian." It is safe to prediot that Mr.
I Calhoun's fame will endure with this
republic and beyond it. It will grow
more and more bright the more he
and Iiis work are understood and
properly appreciated. lie was that
rare thing in political life, an incor
ruptible man, privately and publicly.
Amid the the vices of these days be
shines like the sun itself, and such
qualities as ho possessed are imper
ishable, as much no as the sobriety of
Phocion or the wisdom of Arislidcs.
The man who accuses Mr. Calhoun
of being anything but a patriot in the
loftiest sense is either an ignoramus,
a knave or. au unscrupulous Bohemi
an. Wo wonder that ttic editor of
the Register should, however, have
taken, seriously the strictures of the
Herald; When one of its many
writers attacked Mr. Calhoun it
was simply an "off day" with a
sheet that boasts of being consistent
in nothing; We dare say over and
over, again Mr. Calhoun has been
treated with ample justice in the same
columns. The recent thrust in that
direction probably came from one of
the staff recently imported from Eu
rope or just out of college. He had
most likp,ly never read one word of
Mr. Calhoun'B writings, and knew
nothing positive of his marvelous ca
reer. Wo are the more inclined to
believe this when proof is not want
ing that a majority of the men sent
to Congress, in the House and Sonate,
never read the constitution of their
country and are -sublimely ignorant
of its early history, especially that
portion of it which refers to the for
mation of tho Union. Ignorance
keeps the country distracted to-day.
If so much ignorance is in the very
[scat of wisdom, how shall the Regis
ter look for knowledgo of home affairs
an the "foreign office" of the Herald?
?Augusia Chronicle, and Sentinel.
Th;e"Chine8elri California.
The new State constitution of Cali
fornia, which is to be submitted to
popular vote for approval or le
jection on the first Wednesday in
ti?y, contains provisions directly
aimed at tho Chinese. It provides
that no corporation now existicg or
hereafter formed uuder tho laws of
California shall employ, directly or
indirectly, in any capacity, any Chi
nese or Mongolian ; that no Chinese
shall be employed on any State, coun
ty, municipal or other public work,
except in punisment tor crime. It
declares that tho presence of foreign
ers ineligible to become citizens of
the United States is dangerous to the
well-being ot the State, and thut the
Legislature shall discourage their im
migration by all means iu its power.
Asiatic coolieism is forever prohibit
ed in the State, and all contracts for
coolie labor are declared null and
void. The Lcgislalure is directed to
provide the necessary legislation to
prohibit the introduction of Chinese;
into California after the adoption of i
tho constitution. Dennis Kearney,
the "sand-lot" orator, has publisher
an address approving the neyv consti
tution, although it doea not go quite
far enough for him, and will stump
the State for its adoption.
The Situation in Washington.
The Philadelphia Times summa
rizes the outlook at Washington, now
upon the eve of the meeting of the
extra session of Congress, 83 follows,
and, judging from the tone of the
press, it seems to voice the public
sentiment of the country :
? The Democrats will pass bills re
pealing the test oath, abolishing Fed
eral supervisors and keeping the
troops from the polls. The Presi
dent's backers?he has many of them,
headed by Stanley Matthews and
Zach Chandler?say that he will veto
the bills. Then the Democrats will
tack them on to the appropriations
' and a second veto will follow. Then
the Democrats will cut off all supplies
and appeal to the country to sustain
them. Tho President will appeal in
just the same way, and it then be
cornea a question of which can do
the most appealing. This is tho pro
gramme luid ont. If it isn't broken
by the first of Juno there won't bo
any money to run tho government.
THE BLACK DEATH.
tekri0le detail8 ok russia*! visita
tion? whole towns j^aid waste,
A privato letter from St.' Peters
burg, received in New York, gives
the following graphic detail; of the
terrible plaguo which is raging in
many districts of Russia:
"I have a sad story to tell. You
have probably heard some-reports
about the epidemic prevailing in Rus
sia. It is a most fearful disease,
brought hero by the soldiers iVom the
East. It has spread in the southern
provinces of Russia at a rapid rate.
Thousands upon thousands have died
within the last live days. The vic
tims when taken live only about two
hours, and turn black all over. All
the physicians ordered to the earo of
the sick have died within twenty-four
hours after their arrival. Tue corpses
are burned, and so are the houses in
which the people die. Whole towns
have been laid waste during the last
few days. The government has
placed a cordon of soldiers around
the infected provinces so that the
people cannot get out and spread the
disease. Any who attempt to leave
or break through the cordon are shot
dead on the spot.
The people are beginning to feel
uneasy all over the empire. The
government, of course, does not allow
the news to get out. All reports are
suppressed, but the worst of all Is
that nobody can get out of the em
pire. The Austrian and German
governments have placed a double
cordon of soldiers along all the fron
tiers, preventing all persons from en
tering their territory from Russia.
All persons from Russia by railroad
are stopped at the frontier and de
tained twenty days iu quarantine,
their baggage and clothing disinfected
and if they prove ail right after the
lapse of twenty days, thjsy ore per
mitted to cross the border. Oaring
the twenty days' quarantine !;people
are housed in large sheds and barns,
without any accommodations or com
forts. Of course, a knowledge of
this fact keeps people from H-aVeling.
There is no possibility of slipping out
anywhere.
May God grant that the disease?
'.'black pest," as the." call it here?
may in some way be checked. I be
lieve the government is doing all in
its power to prevent the disease from
spreading; but if it is not stayed
suon then the victims may fall by the
thousands daily. It is much worse
than the yellow fever was in the
South last summer. It was brought
by a Tartar soldier a month ago,
who, on leaving the Tuikish territo
ry, pulled off from a dead Turk on
i i,? i,.., i l.. r... i i - 1,_-1_-in. -i-1 I
lUC uuLbiCuciu a uauuouiiju oun. auom, |
which he tied around his body. On
arriving in his native town he pre
sented the shawl to his sweetheart, a
girl of nineteen years. She lied il
around her body and danced about,
for joy in a room in which were some
twenty-five people. In two hours she
died, and five hours after the intro
duction of the shawl into the room
the whole pariy of twenty-live had
died. Ail turned black. Iu three
days the whole town, containing 1,100
people, had died, with the exception
of forty-three persons, who had lied
in time. Ftotn this town the pest
began spreading all over tho coun
try." _._
Persecution Renewed.
The Columbia:* Register says that
Messrs. Frank Sims and C. W. Su ber
were brought before Commissioner
Eaton yesterday on a warrant served
by Charles Barnum and based on an
affidavit made by T. J. Gregory,
charging them with a violation of
Section 5,515 of the revised statutes
of the United Stales, alledged to
have been committed at Treuholm's
box, in this county. Mr. Eaton post
poned the bearing till Monday on ac
count of the absence of other accused
parties who had not yet been arrest
ed.
The South is wailing most anxi
ously to see some intelligent colored
man elected to an office of honor and
trust by the Republicans of any
Northern State. Surely there can be
no prejudice against tho negroes at
the. North?and yet there is some
thing suspicious in the fact that no
negro has been made Governor,
Lieutenant-Governor, or sent to Con
gress by tho Northern Republicans.
The colored men of tho South may
put put this in their pipes and smoke
it along with tho fragrant facts con
nected with Iba. frecdraqn's bank
swindle.
Long and Short Sleepers.
Seamen and soldiers, from habit,
can sleep when they will and wake
when they will. Captain Barclay,
when performing his wondrful feat of
walking 1,000 miles in as many con
secutive hours, obtained such a mas
tery over himself that bo fell asleep
, the romuto he lay down. Tho faculty
of remaining asleep for a great length
of time is possessed by some individ
uals*. Such was the case with Quin,
the celebrated player, who ? would
slumber for twenty-four hours succes
sively ; with Elizabeth Orviu,'who
slept three-fourths of her life; with
Elizabeth Perkins, who slept for a
week at a time ; with Mary Lyell, who
did the sumo for successive weeks ;
and with many other, more or less
remarkable.
A phenomenon of an opposite char
acter is sometimes observed, for
there are other individuals who can
subsist on a surprisingly small por
tion of sleep. The celebrated Genera^
Elliott was an instance of this kind ;
he never slept more than four hours
out of the twenty-four. In all other
respects he was strikingly abstinent,
his food Consisting wholly of bread,
water and vegetables. In a letter
communicated to Sir John Sinclair
by John Gordon, Esq., of Swine,
mention is made of a person named
John Mackav, of Skerry, who died in
Stralhnave, in the year 1797, aged
ninety-one ; he only slept on an aver
age lour hours in the twenty four, and
was a remarkably robust and healthy
man. Frederick the Greet, of Prus
sia, and the illustrious surgeon, John
Hunter, only slept five hours during
the same period. The celebrated
French general, Pichegro, informed
Sir Gilbert Blame that during a
whole year's campaign he had not al
lowed himself above one bout's sleep
in the twenty-four.
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How Fast Light Travels.
It takes the sun's light about eight
minutes and a quarter to reach the
earth, and we do not tee the sun until
about eight minutes after, it. has
arisen,while we seeit apparently above
the horizon for the same time after
sunset. If we imagine ourselves
transported to Neptune, the most dis
tant planet of the system, we shall
Qnd that it takes light four hours and
ten minutes to travelse tho space in
tervening between the sun and this
planet. Therefore this long period
must elapse between the real and ap
parent sunrise on this far-away mem
ber of the family. As the bud on j
the boundary of this domain only ,
gives out a thousandth part of the!
heat and light we enjoy, it is not 1
' "robabls that the rush oi cm'gvanl? I
to Neptune will be very great, at'
least of brings constituted like those
living on this planet. But it gives at j
idea of the amazing extent of the |
solar system, when it is known thai;
it takes light, moving with a velocity
ol o\or 185,000 miles per second,
more than four hours to reach its ex
treme verge. This, ..to* is but half
the breadth of planetary space as
known at present, and light would
requite over eight hours to reach the
orbit of Neptune.
Tho Parable of the Rats.
The rats once called a meeting to
decide en some means of getting the i
1 bait out of a small steel trap which \
was set iu a neighboring cellar, and j
which hud caught several of their
uif-nds and relations already.
After a good many speeches, one
old rat stood erect on his hind legs,
and said:
'?In my opinior, if we keep down
the spring with one paw, we can
very safely take the bait with the
other."
All the rats squealed and slapped
their tails in applause. The meeting
broke up, and they retired to their
homes and families; but as the trap
continued to carry off their friends, a
second meeting was soon called.
The speaker had hardly commenc
ed when all were startled by a faint
voice, and a poor rat with only three
legs, limping into tho assembly, tried
to speak.
All listened in silence, as, stretch
ing out the remains of his leg, he
moaned rather than said :
"My friends, I havo tried the plan
we decided on. You see the result.
Let me suggest tho only way to escape
the trap?don't touch it."
Somebody has counted tho news
papers of America, daily and weekly,
and they number 11,000 and odd,
^ Statistics for Girls.
A young English statistician who
was paying court to a young lady
thought to surprise her with his im
mense erudition. Producing his note
book,sho thought he was about to
indite a love sonnet, but was slightly
taken aback by the following ques
tion:
"How many meal do you eat every
day?" g
"Why, three, of course; but of all
the oddest questions?"
?'Never mind, dear; Pll tell you
all about it in a moment."
His pencil was rapidly at work.
At last, fondly clasping her slender
waist, he said :
?'Now, my darling, Pvegot it; and
if you wish to know how rauch has
passed through that' adorable little
mouth in the last seventeen years, I
can give you the exact figures."
"Goodness gracious! What can
you mean?"
"Now, just listen," eaid he, "and
your will hear exactly what you have
been obliged to obsorb to maintain
those charms which are to make the
happiness of my life."
"But I don't want to hear."
"Ah, you are surprised, no doubt;
but statistics are wonderful things.
Just Usten : You arc now seventeen
years old, so that in fifteen yeais you
have obsorbed?oxen or calves, 5 ;
sheep and lambs, 14 ; chickens, 327 ;
ducks, 201; geesse, 12 ; turkeys, 100 ;
game of various kinds, 824; Qshco
1G0; eggs, 3,120:J vegetables 700
bunches; fruit 603 baskets; cheese
103 ; bread, cake, etc., (in sacks of
flour,) 4.0; wine, 11 barrels; water,
3,000 gallons.
At this the mniden revolted, and,
jumping up, exclaimed:
"I think you are very impertinent,
and dit gusiing beside, and I will not
slay to listen to you I", upon which
She flew into the house.
He, gazed after her with an ab
stracted mi*,.and left, saying to him
self:
; "If.she kept talking at that rate
12 hours out of 2 i, her jaws would in
20.years travel a distance'of 1,332,
124 miles.
The maiden, within two months,
married a well-to-do green grocer,
who was no statistician.
Narrow Escape from Drowning.
On Monday last, Mr. II. H. Hart,
of this place, and Mi&>3 Annie Ander |
son, who resides near here, together
with a daughter of Mr. William Hart.j
got into a batlcau on Mr. Dave
Hait's mill pond for the purpose of |
taking a ride. When about seventy
five yards from the dam the batteau
icd^ccl on ?* oi??up and overtuned,
throwing its occupan.s into the water,
which was about eight feet deep.
They ali went under, but coon rose
I to the surface again. Mr. Hart sup
j ported the chiid, while Miss Ander
I eon kept herself afloat by holding on
'to him. Partly by treading water
and holding on to the oveiturned
balieau he managed to keep them
from drowning until another boat was
brought to their assistance by Mr.
Youngblood. He bad started home,
and was neatly half a mile away
wheu he he aid the cries for assistance.
Immediately retracing his steps, be
jumped into a bateau which was
moored some distancs up the pond,
and went to their assistanca. He ar
rived none too coon. Mr. Hurt was
nearly exhausted, having been in the
water some fifteen minutes bsfore
help came. Mr. William Hurt was
near by wheu the accident occurred,
but was unable to get the boat. He
tore a plank from the pier-head, and
swam out with it to ti c sjcue of the
accident, where he arrived a few mo
ments before Mr. Youngblood. The
whole pnrty were then taken ashore.
?Barinve I People.
Peculiar People.
The man who does not like to hear
himself talk.
Women who can walk gracefully
with small heels.
I Young lady with pretty teeth who
doesn't like laughing.
A man who can "eraile and smile"
and not be a villian.
The man who takes out & paper of
tine-cut iu a crowd.
Young lady with a mole on her arm
who likes short sleeves.
Tho man who never drinks any
thing stronger than buttermilk.
A young man of twenty who does
not know moro than a man of forty.
Young married man who doesn't
cringo when ho wheels out his first
baby,
FOB YOUNG; MEN. ' '
SOME FKACTICAT, ADVICE FOU TOtf^a/1'!
GENTLEMEN. 'Uu' M ""*
Dou't expect to earn your' living* *
without labor of hand or head. 'Voif'^u(
must eat your own bread or :on>r
body else's. . - .11 \
Don't think it degrading. to.^ofkj'j*^
Only the fool thinks oo.
Don't think you can lounge y^wM'
time away and bo of any^seryk^jq,^ ?
the world you live in. Only ,.?Umi> i<A
workingraan improves the world' bo
lives in? Idleness is the condition of
the savage who is born, lives, dies
and leaves the world just as he found
it.
Don't think polished boots, a clean
collar and a cigar constitute the man. .
It takes more than that. -,.??<?
Don't start in life without an airo.jJ(Lt i
Point at something and go straight
forward. If you live an aiudess life
you will never amount to anything.,
and'will waste whatever of talent and ..'^
energy you possess. . , .. ?
Don't try to study that for which *
you have no real inclination. Forced ,
doctors, lawyers, ministers?forced :
anything?are generally failures.
Don't expect to climb to the top,of } j
the ladder by ens effort. Enduring, jjljj
success is generally won.by slow and lt
patient toil. , . , \0 \
Don't fall out with the world be-,
cause it refuses to applaud your first
efforts. Keep on if yon have the t(e-*
merit and mettle in you, you(. will V4*
force it to applaud eventually. t a,
Don't seek succees by trickery. OT.jyct
questionable means. The quack may
succeed for awhile in his humbug- ?
gory, but when discovered, jis, hoj
surely will be, he collapses like a baj-;,;^
loon and that's the end of him. . . ? ^
Don't follow subterfuge. Be fair,, _ ?;?
squarely-dealing, candid and honest.^jip
You will And these your largest,capi.-jjl(ih
tal in trade and the ojjly bas}S;Oj? HBs *a i
during fame and prosperity.,. ^.,i,|iud oi
Don't tie yourself to another man's-, <0-~
coat tail and . let hhn.do JSR^^aliA
thinking for you, unless y^.^Mh^ueit
be his tool. _ ? i hiT
Don't pm your faith to GoPca*[lcti ?9m
great men. You will find them <Yffjfciin?
small as you approach>"^,S"" i^niji.iq
Don't thiuk that the vices of grpjdi/,^
men are to be imitated;.:.')(You^Ijjjji^
have vices enough of your own, tp pc^,i-0<l
cupy your attention* ". ; ^jj
Don't belie\e everything tf^o wo- ,qh
men tell you. They like to say nip? ^
things?half of which they' don't/
mean. It is a sort of privilege Jtuey ^ ^
claim and enjoy. . , ,.j
I Don't try to court more than bajf ^
a dozen women at once. Yon wj.il
find by experience that one will gtyoJ,, .v
you abundant occupation* ,:
Don't love a woman and be, afraid] j,
I to tell her so. Look her right square ..^
in the eye, tell her so, and if she has
any sense she will admire you the;
! more for it. ^ *V
j Don't if you are "kicked,'* inter- ^
: view the bar-keeper, get bl'nd drunk,
i make an ass of you i self and show
1 what a level head that girl had when. ,
I she let vou slide.
j * . ? i<: .'
I Dou't visit jour sweetheart more
! than seven times a week, nor stay . /
more Iba a s?x hours each time, Sh%.^ ^
! needs eoincliu.e to eat and sleep an_
t . i *****
devote to domestic affars. And you ' ?.
i run the risk of boring her.
! ? '.-'?'??* ?
Don't if you have a rival speak dis- .
paragingly of him. Ten to one, . .?fUJOy
your swceLh'eart is as generous as sha,^^
ought to h?t it will lessen you in her .
estimation. . ^ I
Don't think you can command tho
love of a sensible woman without
commanding her respect, and you .
can't command her respect unless you
are rcapected by others.
Don't be concerned about the size
of her gaiter. This will have very
ilttle influence in comparison with
her head and heart, on your future
happiness. , r j
Truth in Brief.
Anybody can soil the reputation of
any individual, however pure and
chaste, by uttering a supicion that
his enemies will believe aud his
friends never hear of. A puff of idle < <>
wind can take a million of the seeds
I of a thistle and do a work of mischief
I w hich the husband man must labor
hard and long to undo, tho floating
particles being too One-to be see u
and too light to be stopped. Such uro
the seeds of slander* so easily sown,
Bodifllcult to bo gathered up, aud yet .
so pc.-iicious are Us fruits. They
know that many a wind will catch
up the plague and become poisoned
by their insinuation:.', without seeking
the antidote. No reputation can re?*,,
fulo a sneer, nor any human skill
prevent mischief.
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