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"Vol. I. ORANGEBTJKG, S. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1879. 2STo. 41.
SHERIDAN & SIMS, Proprietors.
SUnSCHll'TION.
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Editor Orangeburg Democrat:
All sensible people (yourself ex
cepted because those who occupy
your position must necessarily under
go various impositions) will be ex
pected to skip this article as they
have been informed that this sort of
"quibble" will not do for them. As
"quibble" has been applied to a pre
vious production of my pen, I warn
them in time that they will irretrieva
bly commit themselves to folly in the
judgment of one whose opinion is evi
dently of no little importance, if they
read my communication. "Trustee"
and a few of kindred spirit, will prob
ably lend an ear; of course I am not
so presumptious as to suppose the
originator of the opinion will honor
it with a perusal.
"School Mann's" salary not being
sufficient to afford Webster's Una
bridged, she consulted bis Primary
and found quibble defined us an
"evasion of truth ; a cavil." Which
did "Esculapius" mean, 1 wonder, on
evasion, or a captious objection. lie
spoke of both in the same paragraph.
I know of no truth evaded, be estab
lished none that was accepted as a
truth : as regards the objection, be is
willingof course, to allow others the
same liberty he enjoys--that of ex
pressing an opinion.
He "relegated" for my "delecta
tion" several expressions in my re
ply to his article in which ho says 1
attempted "to divert attention from
the main issue." His interpretation
ol "the main issue" was not correct:
my intention was to ridicule, not the
author, but the sentiment. 1 intro
duced myself as a tyro in the lick! of
controversy, nud did not claim ex
emption from the faults common to
beginners. I was aware of the ave
nue left open for him to ontcr upon,
and only regret he did noi. enter the
others I left ungarded, and pursue
the ideas therein as assiduously.
In compliance with my request, he
furuished ? "the four elements essen
tial in the make up of a good teach
er." Intellectual capacity, and moral
character and influence, he does noi
restrict to man, but asserts woman'?,
incompetency to arise from incapa
bility of imparting information, and
deficiency of executive talent. I fully
agree with "Esculapius" that "the
faculty of imparting information is a
rare gift and not an acquired talent."
if acquirement were substituted lor
the last two words. 11 Man is tic
teacher" if he docs not possess thi.s
gift. If this were put to the lest,
many colleges and universities would
lose their "lirst-class teachers, their
shinning lights ; the practical impossi
bility of such a slate of ntrairs prov
ing that a second Utopia exists in hi
brain."
He contradicts himself when he
says that woman is intellectually ca
pable anil then asserts her inability
to impart information. The powers
of the mind are divided by philoso
phers into three classes: Intellect,!
sensibilities and will. Pure reason
occupies the highest position among
the cognitive faculties; "the ideas
derived from it arc intuitive, and not
acquired by a slow process of reason
ing." Distinct from it is comparison,
or the reasoning faculty. The ideas
derived from the former are "ideas of
reality; therefore, arc universal and
necessary, and are found in minds
L uncultured as well as in the most pol
? ished." The functions of comparison
T are to perceive relations, and, from
the knowledge thus obtained, to per
form the work of abstraction.
Perception thus playing such an
important part in the act of reason
ing, is equally as necessary as the
second function em ployed, und as
"woman arrives at conclusions more
by perception than by reflection," (so
"Esculapius" nllirms), her method is
the same in its results, and has the
advantage of being more expeditious
-.?man receives the facts ut second
hand. Her superior accpiircments by
perception will thus bo seen to bal
ance his superior attainments in rea
soning. "Let it be kept in view,"
says an eminent author ol Illental
Philosopy, "that without this power
to perceive relations the reasoning
process would be impossibl ." Loth
these faculties being essential in the
make up of a teacher competent to
impart "wisdom and knowledge,"
--both being intellectual facutics, wo
man being intellectually capable?
therefore, phc does not lack the power
of imparting information.
Not every time does the profound
and philosophic Ihinkcr make the
closest demonstrations of any prob
lem. I have seen them so profound
j that nothing ever came to the sur
face in the lecture room ; their knowl
edge was too deep for utterance.
Furnish the profound thinker with
pen and paper", and he can write, but
in the school room proves a failure as
often as pedagogues of less profundi
ty. I, also, have in mind two in-"
stances, one, an eminent professor
who explains a thing so clearly thai
wo can almost, nearly, understand
him fully ; the other, a dissolution of
partnership between the principals of
a large and nourishing school, be
cause the want of tact in imparting
information in the one, retarded the
progress made by the other.
As "Kseulapius" evidenced n pref
erence for illustration to enforce his
statements, 1 will follow his example.
Of twelve teachers whose discipline
I noted personally, half were ladies,
I and with a single exception their gov
ernment was more strict and orderly.
"Man was ordained the head of the
woman and the family?the author
and administrator." l>o that as iL
may, during the early period of exis
tence when the tnosl lasting impres
sions are made, the character, the
education of mind, heart and soul is
under the supervision of woman, and
she would not have been placed
blindly in such an important position,
but has asserted her ability "to man
age," not in isolated instances, but at
nil ages, and in all portions of the
enlightened world.
Aller all, Mr. Editor, it would
seem that "E jculapius" has reduced
the matter to a mere di?ercnco of
opinion and of experience, and as so
many wiser heads are at work to re
fute his doctrine, hereafter, I will be
content to watch the conflict from
afar, consoling the class I represent
with the assertion of an old gentle
man that woman's responsibility is
a noncnity, for when man, the head,
is made perfect by the restoration of
his extracted rib, her existence is
null and void, consequently? as ad
tnihis'lrator, upon his head be all her
shortcomings and incfllcicuc.es.
i I would have replied sooner, but
:was waiting "to interview" Messrs.
(Connor, Mellichamp, and Ilolloway,
with regard to their opinion and have
ijt. from i heir own lips if they consider
o'\l "scliool-marms" such impediments
loVthc cause of education. If so wc
will all resign and look up a mission
in P|ie Sand?vlch Isles. If our worthy
andi esteemed School Commissioner
thinks so, he should not attach his
signature to any moie of our certifi
cate^; but then, I have learned from
a rcljiablc source that at the examina
tion >f the large number of teachers
by .our excellent und impartial board,
that <jf l lie ladies compared quite fa
vorably with the gentlemen ; that
though they could not calculate so
well, [perhaps, they were more proli
cicntrtu the other branches.
School Marm.
What an Old Man Has Noticed.
I have noticed that all men are
honest when well watched.
. I have noticed that purses will
j hold pennies as well as pounds.
\ 1 have noticed that in order to be a
reasonable creature, iL is necessary
at times to be downright mad.
I have noLiced when the purse is
empty and the kitchen cold, then is
the voice of flattery no longer heard.
I have noticed that silks, broad
cloths and jewels, are often bought
with other people's mono)'.
1 have noticed that the prayer of'
the .sei 1 i:-Ii man is, 'Forgive us our
debts,' while he makes everybody
that owes him pay to the utmost,far
thing.
1 have noticed that he who thinks
every man a rogue, is certain Lo see
one when be shaves himself, and he
ought, in mercy lo his neighbors, to
surrender the rascal to justice.
1 have noticed that money is the
fool's wisdom, the knave's reputation,
the poor man's desire, Iho covetous
man's ambition, and the idol of them
all.
Ja mks O'Sui.i.iVAN, a retired mer
chant and man of means, with his
home in 2\'ew York, is what may be
called a specialist in charity. He
linds iL a labor of love lo take, orphan
children from Iho asylums i'.i Lhe me
tropolis, and procure for them good
homes in the country. Under his
management, moro than six hundred
orphans have been provided with
comfortable homes.
How to Select a Husband.
It has boon profoundly remarked,
that the true way of telling a toad
stool from a mushroom is to eat it.
If you die it was a toadstool; if you
live it was a mushroom. A similar
method is employed in the selection
of husbands; marry him, if he ill
trcais you he is a bad husband : if he
makes you happy ho is a good one.
There is really no other criterion.
As Dr. Samuel Johnson remarked,
the proof of the pudding is in the
eating thereof. Some young men that
seem unexceptional, indeed very de
sirable, when they are single, are
perfectly horrid as soon as they get
married. All the latent brute there
is in the heart comes out as soon as a
sensitive und delicate being seeks her
happiness in his companionship. The
honeymoon last a very short time,
the rccptions and the round of parties
arc soo n over, and then the two sit
down to make home happy. If she
has married a society man, he will
soon begin to get bored; he will
yawn and go to sleep on the sofa
Then he will take his hat and go down
to the club and see the boys, and per
haps not come home till morning.
If she has married a man engrossed
in business, he will bo fagged out
when he comes home. Lie may be a
sickly man that she must nurse, and
a morose man that she must seek to
cheer, a drunken man that she must
sit, up for, a violent man that she
fears, a fool whom she soon learns to
despise, a vulgar man for whom she
must apologize?in short, there arc
thousands of ways of being bad hus
bands, and very few ways of being
good ones. And the worst of it is,
the ladies are apt to admire in single
men the very trails that make bad
husbands, and look with contempt or
ridicule upon those quiet virtues
which make home happy. Men with
very little personal beauty or style,
often make the wife happy?and
sometimes quite the reverse. The
number of ways of being a bad hus
band is almost as great as the num
ber of ways of being ugly. . No one
can tell from the demeanor of a sin
gle man what sort of a husband he
will bo. Meantime she must many
somebody. Eat it; if you die it was
a soil of toadstool, if you live it was
a sort of mushroom.
A Terrible Voyage.
It was announced recently that the
ship Templar had arrived in San
Francisco with the yellow fever on
board. The details of the Templar's
voyage make up one of the most won
derful .stories of suffering sit sea ever
related. She left New York in Sep
tember, 1S78, and was three hundred
and twenty days in reaching San
Francisco. Eight days out from New
York the ship encountered a two
days' gale and was seriously damag
ed. On October 14 she was struck
by a hurricane, lost her rudder head
and was set to leaking badly. At
Uio the Templar was repaired. Yel
low fever carried otf nine of the crew.
Sailing from Eio, she had been on
her voyage but two days when the
captain's wife and a seaman died of
the fever. In latitude I)fly degrees
I south sixty-four degrees west the
voyagers came upon heavy weather,
and during the gale lost the iron tank
containing every drop of fresh water
on board. The crew nearly perished
from thirst, but a supply of water ob
tained, the ship sailed without impor
tant mishap until the 24th of l ist
j June, when the first mate f<d 1 over
board and was drowned. Having re
covered from two severe attacks of
! the yellow fever, Captain Anderson
again fell ill with the disease just be
fore the Templar ended her year's
I stiuggle with death and disaster in
every form hut one?that of lire.
I Dr. Sulor and Dr. Stout were ri
I vals in the practice ol medicine at
Zancsville, Ohio, and rivals in anoth
er respect, too, for both loved Sutor's
wife. Stout won in the latter con
test, and the woman deserted her hus
band to live with him. Sulor told his
troubles to '.he editor of the Zancs
ville Times, and requested its
publication, but the editor said he
'would not publish it until .something
happened to make it properly a pub
lic subject. **Very well," Sulor re
plied, "there comes my wife up the
street, and probably?yes, there's Dr.
Stout with bor," and ho ran out,
knocked Stout down with his cane,
and got a bullet in Iiis hand. There
was no lopger a doubt as to the ques
tion of publishing the facts.
Orancjoburg Then and Now.
AKTICLIS NO. Ill
Religion is pretty fair in this coun
ty. There arc a good tunny "meet
ing houses/' as Dr. Ramsay irrever
ently calls the places of worship.
Many more than wore in the days of
the good old pastor, the Rev. J. G.
The Methodists appear to bo the
thickest. There is, however, a con
siderable sprinkling of Presbyterians,
Baptists and Lutherans, with a drop
or so of Episcopalians. The last
don't appear to flourish here now, and
arc somewhat discouraged, but the
prospects are brightening for the
"Church," and 'tis believed in a few
years it will absorb the "meeting
houses" entirely. The Presbyterians
got an early start. Ramsay says:
"There was a Presbyterian 'meeting
house' erected on Cattle Creek in
177S, and called the*'Fredriciau
Church,' after Andrew Frederick, the
founder." (Ratn. His. So. Ca., page
901.) Andrew Frederick is still alive,
and is an influential, popular and
highly esteemed citizen and gentle
man.
Orangcbnrg County was much dis
tinguished for its patriotism and bra
very of its people during the revolu
tion of 17TG. The heroic and self
sacrificing conduct of Mrs. Rebecca
Motte, (who regarding the British
as no better than coons in a hollow
tree or rats in an old barn, su.okcd
them out of her house) is well known'
as recorded history. Tue ground on!
which that house stood is still in exist
ence, Iho' so many years have passed,
it is now the city which i? called Fort
Jlotle in honor of Mr-?. Rebecca.
That city is under, or was under, the
able administration of one Max Wag
oner, the Intendant. Under his reign
the city gicw vastly in prosperity
and wealth and became an emporium
for the cotton trade. In 1781 Gen.
Greene got Lord Ruwdon in a tight I
place, with the Edisto River on one
side and foflificaUons on the other.
Greene had no pontoons, and, owing
to the fall in the river,^hL; gunboats
could not get up, so he couldn't come
at Rawdon, but he begged and pray
ed Rawdon with tears in his eyes lo
come out and light?just to give him
one pass at him. But Rawdon only
smiled calmly and scut his herald to
Greene to say "not much general, if I
know, myself." So Greene had to
dodge around and look sharp, anil on
the 2d of .July Captain Fggleslon, of
his command, fell in with forty-nine
British horse, and captured forty
eight, the forty ninth escaped, and
led a miserably lonely and unhappy
life, until very recently when he was
taken up ns an estray and sold. Be
ing in bad condition he was purchased
for a mere song, llo is uow in the
dray profession in this place.
The town of Drangeburg was burn
ed by Sherman in 18G?. Sherman
afterwards wrote a book in which he
tries to put the blame on Zekc, (sec
Sherman's memoirs,) but /eke, being j
a (piiet citizen, proved lie was up in
a friend's chimney at the time, and j
only came down when the tire got looi
hot, and so nailed this and clinched!
it us one of Sherman's first-class lies.
In this conflagration Iho courthouse
with all the public records was des
troyed. This would appear at first
glance to have been a great calamity,
and so it was to many, but it is about
equally balanced by the good for
tune it brought to others w ho under
the act of the Legislature of this
State, "lo establish and perpetuate
I last records," were enabled to manu
facture and set up a good many pio
|litablo deeds, wills, rccripls, &c.
Some one else burned the town in
1875. 11 has been rebuilt of brick,
and ia further embellished and stren
gthened by a bake shop, hotel, three j
fountains and several alarm clocks at
DcChovcttC8,the watch maker. So thai
the danger from lire has been much
lessened of lale years, and insurance
reduced greatly. There used to be
very frequent Arcs since 187? and be
fore in town. The penitentiary
proves a very capital remedy for that
sort of inn, besides that, however,
there arc three well organized fire
companies with three good engines.
Thesu are quite cflloicnt in case of
lire, provided they can get any water.
Without water you will understand
an engine is good for nothing, except
as an ornamental appendage lo a fire
man's parade. Now lids town is sup
plied by three public; wells on the
main street, but sometimes a fire will
take it into its head to break out on
some other street, and it is found to
bo almost impracticable to move the
wells to the lires. So tlie llrcs gene
rally have the l est of it while the en
gines can only look on sadly. Jf
some ordinance could he passed re
straining liros to (ho main street and
within reach of the wells, the engines
would play a noble part, no doubt,
but private wells arc too deep and
the Ed is to River too far off.
The Kdislo River meanders within
a quarter of a mile of the town of Or
angeburg. It is the highway for
much lumber carried to market. It
started to run a number of years since
somewhere this side of the Allcgab
ny mountains and has been running
ever since. It lakes in Caw Caw
Creek, and after (lowing easterly for
a considerable space of time empties
somewhere and into something. 1
have no time to find out that. This
river is noted for its line lish?perch,
bream, lock, cat, frogs, &C. Joe
11 alley catches more fish than anybo
dy else, and Jake Covan sells for
him at distressingly low prices, and
Jake has never been known to fall in
his prices once. This river is still
Ini tiier eminently distinguished by its
naine. The name was given to the
river in its infancy when it first com
menced to run by the Edisto Hilles,
who used to drill at the head waters.
The derivation of the name has not
been hitherto generally known. The
captain of the gallant Edisto Hilles is
still alive, and bears his age with the
same calm serenity as does the river.
This is another instance of the won
derful salubrity and health of the cli
mate. It is told of the original sot
tlcrs, that, being of an enterprising
turn, they projected vast improve
ments in the navigation of the Edis
to, and to thai end they organized a
joint stock company, and determined
first going oil" lo build a steamboat , j
The contract for this was given out
to one Mcrvin who was a briekmaker
and poet. They gave him a share in
the concern so as to interest him in
his work and stimulate him to exer
tions. In the innocent Integrity of
his heart Mcrvin built the boat of
brick. The waters of the Edisto are
unreliable when you come to brick
steamboats. I don't know what ever
became of that boat. Somehow the
company became discourged and
Mcrvin, after writing his obituary in
rhyme, died.
Why We Arc Hopeful.
In one word : We no longer doubt
the succcs of the Democratic ticket.
The only doubt is about Mr. Robin
son ; and, if he is defeated at all, it
will be by a minority vote only and
the fact of another Democratic draw
ing off a large disaffected Democrat
ic vote. Rut that would certainly
show that the Democrats united can
carry New York next year. There
never was a party that had so man}'
sure voles without a contest as the
Democrats have. The Southern 1?8
votes are as good as cast. The 21
voles ol New Jersey and Indiana arc
almost equally sure. This make.-,
101 voles out of the 185 votes already
sure, not counting either Ne?v York,
Ohio, California or Oregon, who have
all Democratic Governors to-day.
Hut New York alone, of course, is
more than enough. Horatio Ssy
moui' carried it in 1S?8. Tilden car
ried iL in lbTO. The Democrats car
ried the Slate on every important oc
casion for the last twelve years, ex
cept in '72 when the Greeley fiasco
shipwrecked everything. The}' will
carry iL this year, in spile of their
divisions, and, reunited, be still more
certain of doing so in 1S.S0.? Post.
According to tho Code
It is reported that two negro men
living below Camdcn got into a quar
rel recently, and nothing would satis
fy them but to settle it "accordin* to
de code, like dc white folks do when
they fa.ll out." They went out into
tho big road and took their positions
with backs to each other nt proper
distances. When the word was given,
they wheeled. Roth were wounded,
but not soiiously?only slight flesh
wounds. They then expressed them
selves as perfectly satisfied, and made
up immediately as friends.? Camden
Journal.
_!
"Aim: you engaged?" said a gentle
man to a young lady at a ball one
evening. "1 was, but if that Pete
Johnson thinks I'm going to sit here
and see him squeeze that freckled
I faced Wilkins girl's hand all the eve
' hing, he'll be mistaken, solitaire, or
no solitaire." The gentleman explain
! cd, and went out to get air.
im? iMm min n?M??aa?Q?BW?M??
The Way to Expostulate.
Kindness is a fine tiling, but It can
be misplaced. There ate situations
in this life where politeness and suav
ity are not so useful and effective us
a good club. The New Yoik papers
are busily discussing what is the
proper thing to do when a burglar
enters a house in the still watches
of the night. It must be admitted
that a vast majority are in favor of
getting under the bed or behind the
door. There is also an immense pre
ponderance of public sentiment in fa
vor of lying and pretending that a
profound sleep makes us oblivious to
burglars or other doings. It is al
most unanimously agreed by the New
York press that the line, "deal gent
ly with the erring," docs not apply
to tho case of the burglar. 11 does
not do lo accost the burglar o" if he
had entered tho wrong house. Mr.
Bryant, of Hnrletn, did that the other
night and received n blow over the
head for his pains. Mrs. Hull, ex
postulated with the burglar who had
entered her room and lost her life in
consequence. The general verdict
is, that as soon as a burglar eulcrs
the house he should be first riddled
with bullets and expostulated with
afterward. A burglar is always*
more amenable to reason when lie
has from two to live ounces of lead
in him. lie then begins to sec the
error of his ways, and any remarks
that the householder may see lit to
bestow upon him will make a greater
impression than at any other time. II
any one attempts to burglarize your
house, shoot him on the spot.
The Old Maid of the Period.
She don't shuffle around in"skimpt"
raiment and, awkward shoos and cot
ton gloves, nor has she hollow cheeks.
The modern old ni-id is round and
jolly, two dimples in her cheeks, and
has a laugh as musical as a bobo
link's song. She wears nice-fitting
dresses, and cunning little ornaments
about her plump throat, and becom
ing little knots and bows ; she goes
to concerts and panics, and suppers
and lectures, and matinees, and she
don't go alone. She carries a dainty
parasol and wears killing bonnets,
and has live poets and philosophers
in her train. In fact, the modern
old ' maid is as good as the modern
young maid?sho has sense and con
versation as well as dimples and
I curves, and has a bank book and div
| idends.
Tin: Asheville Journal reports the
j following : 4*\Vell," said Gen. Cling
Iman, "it happened in this way:
When I was in Congress, years ago,
II used to have a sweetheart in Wash
ington. One night, while there, 1
thought I would go around, and see
he:*, tell her bow much 1 liked her,
and ask her to be my wife. I did so?
! that is, went around, saw her, and
I was on the point of popping the ques
| Lion, when I was interrupted by a
colleague, who had come around to
ask me about a Dialler relative loa
j bill to be passed in Congress the fol
lowing day. I got up, and became
I so interested in what he had to tell
I mo that I forgot all about the young
I lady and what 1 had come Lo see her
about; and," concluded Llie General,
! laughing, "I never had the courage
to renew my overtures."
A Mississippi planter who employs
i about 150 negroes and w ho has been a
j sugar and co'ton raiser for foity
i years said to tec: "The negroes have
been battered about so much that they
don't know what they want and will
jump at anything. Do yon know
that I believe,' ho went on with more
vigor than elegance, "that if all the
; DOgroes south of Mason and Dixon's
j line should be seated quietly in heaven
I and a steamboat labelled 'For Hell'
I should come along with a brass
band every one of them would jump
aboard !"
Very few men acquire wealth in
such a manner as to receive substan
j tial pleasure from it. Just as long
! us there is the enthusiasm of the
; chase, they enjoy it; but when they
I begin to look around and think of set
I ting down, they find that that part by
'?? which joy enters is dead within
them,
That duel between two women at
Union Tetm., was a sad affair. Both
fired together, and one hit a boy on
the fence and the other killed a cow
in the field. Then they pulled hair
and jawed each other until one fainted
away.
The State Fair.
For the information of persons in
tending to exhibit articles or animals
at the coining Stato Fair we publish
the following extract from tho rules
of the society :
Persona intending to become exhi
bitors at the next fair are required to
forward their entries, by letter, to
the Secretary, Thomas W. Holloway,
Pomaria, S. C, whoso office will bo
open until the first of November.
All exhibitors must have their en
tries or animals ready to be taken in
to the enclosure by Monday evening,
November 10th, when tags and re
ceipts for all entries will be delivered
at tue Secretary's office, and tho
same arranged in their respective de
partments, and in readiness for ox
amiuution by tho judges on Tuesday
morning, the 12ih of November, at
9 o'clock.
The committee will be careful to
examine everything entered ; and as
there will be no general discretiona
ry list, they may recommend premi
ums on articles possessing merit, not
withstanding no premiums may have
been ottered for such articles.
Awards of this description will bo
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. All articles sent by express for ex
hibition must be prepaid, or they will
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[Columbia Register.
The Legislature of Georgia has re
fused to prohibit its members from ac
cepting free passes on railroads.
The members were inelignant, not
that their integrity should be doubted,
but that their long enjoyed privilege
of getting free passes . should be en
dangered, and they hastened to lay
the proposition very emphatically
upon the table. It is a significant
fact in this connection that the
Georgia Legislature has just voted tu
release a railroad from the payment
of a large amount of taxes due to the
Slate.?N. Y. Sun.
A dead African eagle was lately
found at Maina, on the Southern
Greek coast. On examining tho bird,
an iron-headed arrow over a foot long
was found transfixed under one of the
wings. Evidently the eagle had been
fired at and struck in Africa by somo
native, and had borne the arrow in its
body in its long flight over ihe Medi
terranean, until it fell dead from ex
haustion on touching land at Maina.
"When a young man has lcaened
to say wait," says the Boston Jour
nal, "he has mastered the hardest
lesson." Indeed he has, and this
truth is particularly applicable when
the young man has called to take his
girlriding, and she keeps him wait
ing two solid hours while sbo "fixes
up." Keeps him waiting with a team
which cost him a dollar an hour.
Gen. Suehmax, in a little speech to
some school children the other day,
said :** You may think, children, when
I you read about us war men, that wo
like battles and fighting. It isn't so.
j Most of us hate it. So far as I am
concerned I have been engaged in
wars and with business connected
with war forty years and I hate it
with a deep and growing hatred." .
Beware of bad books and bad pa*
pars; there are many such. They
are of no good use, but do great
harm. Ask some one who knows to
tell you of the best books. Never
buy a book simply because it is chcup.
Some books are dear if they do noi
cost a cent. If you read them, they
waste your lime aud destroy your
soul.
"Wendell Phillips says of the Repub
lican party that "the fault of this par
ty is one-third ignorance and two
thirds knavery." True the intimate
association of Mr. W. Phillips with
this Republican party for a good
many years certainly entitles him to
the credit of knowing all about it.
lie has been inside.
What a glorious country this is,
when you come to think it all over 1
One dollar pays for a card in a news
paper nominationg your brother-in
law for the Presidency. What na
tion can match us?
Advice to tho young?Eat oysters
only in the months that have an "t"
in their names and drink whiskey
only in the months that havo a "k"
in their names.
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