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W. C. Pfaeffle PIAMONDS lEWELRY a‘nd EJ&VER-YIARE Fine watch work and ‘ Engraving . - TEWELRY A S;ie(;‘ta—l-ily_’; 605 Main St., Fort Worth Tex- W. H. TAYLOR'S GREAT CASH. DRY GOODS HOUSE Is now Crouded witn new Fall Goods of Evsry class. The Ladies are especialy invited . to call and see our heau tiful line of DRESS GOODS , MILLINARY, GLOVES, Hosiery Knit Underwear, SETOERES & C GREATEST STOCK OF SEAL FULL LINE OF GHEAPER WRAPS! WE SELL THE BEST 25.]35., and 50 cents Dress _Goods to be found in Texas. All new colors and | nnew paterns | Full stock of men and Boy’s w CIL.OTEIING. Shoes, Hats and Unberwear. You are invited to call and see our Bgautifulf Ngw Goods. N/;o)trouhle to show them. | W. H. Tayvlor A WIDE AWAKFEFE WEEREKIT.Y PAPER FOR THE PEOPILE. FORT WORTH TEXAS, FRIDAY JANUARY (17 The colored cltizens, of this place are waking up to mnportance of sovl ing the Race Problem and are mak- ng eftorts to organize, A Saving Asso ciation. Messrss; J. A. Colemen, H. F. William, W. T. Davis and W. B. John son, are makiug efforts to organize a Relief Association. Rev. Jones P. E. of the C. M. E. Church has just held his first quarterly conference. Rev. D L. Coleman has just gotton up from a touch of the influenza. We wish you success with compliments of the Sea son, —Pluck. : LABOR THE ONLY ROAD TO | SUCCESS | By Mlu\t.Eva Tayior. _ 5 I.abor as defined by many is to ex icrt muscular strength to act or move - with painful effect, particlarly mn servile Eoccupations to work, and tuil There ‘are two general classes of Jabor viz. physical and mental. I’Psical lobor is to put the wmuscles 1 motion by some exertion of the hody; while men tal labor is the operation of exérting the intellectual faculties. * Each is very essential to success i life and many often make a sad mistake, in not think ing so. Says one “What ever 1s for me I willget it; God has promised me a hiving; 1 will fold my arms and wait until he showers down the blessing. No effort has been made of body, or mind and vet such one thinks to secure the coveted desire that all the necessaries of hife will be supplied as freely as the air he breathe and the water he drinks. This 1s the wrong Idea, we must labor for what we want and strive earnestly to attain it. Alexander the Great, by laboring hard sueceeded in making himself known as the master of the world and one of its greatest gen erals. He toiled with patience and persistence having ever @ mind the fact that. There 1s no exertion with out greatiabor. M onderfnl are the result of labor, what would our country be with out it. There have been grand and noble things done through it, and success 1s awaiting those who labor, ¢l - with body or mind to produced some useful results. By the diligent labor of Edison the beautiful electric lights are seen throughout the country and it is recognized as one of the wonders of envention. Labor is a two fold blessing, first it makes the qody nealthy and strong. Secendly if suc cess 1s reached at all it is by constant and diligent labor. This was stiking ly illustrated in the life of John Milton. Though he had many friends and all the necessaries comforts of life, he was alone many a weary mght ea Denison, Jottling.* e:tly working for tne end which he so grandly accomplished. He desired his work to live after he was dead and‘ ’this he sncceeded in doing. ‘Though‘ blind he labored with zealons and un tiring effort to peipetuate his name. ' His profoundwritings are here as a ' monument to his successtul labor l Said an eminent writer “Labor must be and it must be free-” —Te - . A Soldier. By Missßos3s Conley. | A soldiers! A Soldier! T am long-l mg to be, ‘ The name and the life of a sol | dier for me; 5 | I wonld not beliving at ease or‘ | at play, - ~ True honor and glorv,l winin | mv davs. A Soldier! A Soldiers! In armour arraved, : My weapon m hand, of contest : “afraid, - | ’d ever be ready to strike the first Dlow, ‘ And to fight my wav through the ranks of the foe. | But then let me tell you, no blood would 1 shed, No victory seek over the dying and dead; A far braver soldier than this would I be, : A worrter of truth in the ranks of the free, A Soldier! A Soldier! Oh! then let me be, My friends, I invite yeu, enlist now with me, True bands shall be mustered, love foes shall give away; Lets up and be claded in our battle array. Mistakes sin Marrying. I may say here that I think marriage is of all human instituiions the best; if you marry the right person. if you donpt, it,s a school for patience, the most valuable of all the virtues. Persons of irritable nerves or hyper ensitivegdispositions sh oculd not unite i matnmony- Dickens was one of he best fellows, Wilikke Collins said that ever lived, and a cheerful work er He was bngh genial i home ci?cle B%ltthe;::z((li bnec?r?clfs,moftgs on edge, and A'rs Dickens was sen! etiv and mistrusinl of her selfn This made her low spirited Just at times when a flow of good humor was wanted to soothe him- He winced, and she shed tears, andso the dissolution 0, partnership came a dout. She was a good little woman, but she dic no develope mentally along with Dicken who married her when he wag the free let me be, etiv and mistrusinl 1&% 0 of her selfn oung, and hardyy knew his »vy mind ey A LOST CORNER STONE. ' How New York City Began a Washingleg Monument. : New York city sadly confesses a series of failures in the monument line. She im that she will erect a monument to . Grant, and that it will be a beaity and & glory, but her past experience in hegmm such things and then abandoning them is bx tadicrous and discouraging. ~ Most ridienlons of all, perhaps, is the fact that she once laid the corner stone of a Washington monuniend with imposing ceremonies, then forgot all about it, allowed the stone to besold with the ground, and has ost all trace of it. The his tory is to the tast degree curious, and highly illustrative of the intermitient nature of American enthusiasm. In the year 1832 there was a great revival of patriotism in the city. It was the centen mial year of Washiington’s birth, and the cite izens determined that a monument to himf should rise at once. In 1833 eighty citizens, with Governor Morgan Lewis at their head, organized and obtained a charter. Noone now kunows what they did or why they did noth mg. A féw years later auother association was formed, and that got so far as to secure a site in Hamilton squaré—ehen an open sec tion, sometines called a park; between Sixty sixth and Sixty-ninth streets and Third and Fourth avenues, but now in one of the dens est regions of the east side. Exhausted by the labor of securing a site, the association dooped and died. . » , The Mexican war revived patriotism. A third association was formied ‘and it raised quite a sum of money, seenred a handsome corner stone and got it laid. Then occurred the most impositig demonstration New York bad witnessed since the completion of the Erie canal. President Polk honored the occasion with his presence. With hiny in the proces sion were Governor Young, of New York, and several other governors, and all the promi uent men of the state am) metropohis. The military display was tremendous. Every or ganization iu the city and nearly every onein she state aud ad jacent regions was there and Hamilton square was packed with people. THE WASHINGTON"MOMUMENT. : Rey. Dr. Vermilyea offered prayer. Goyernos Young, trowel in band, ‘'laid the cornes stone,” and the ladiescovered it with flgwers. The inseription on the stone tells the story of the time and occasion, viz.: This corner stone of a t‘:nument to the ‘.:‘j! : George Washington - : . was laid with.pppr:yrht,e ceremonies on the : . ’Md” October; 1847, - & 4 . : the anuiversary of the surrender of . : Lord Cornwallis . : w Gen. Washi%}&m. at Yorktown, . E ni}dﬂf tA'. nga’ Wof'tlu.- ] 5 . Wa.wlnug:i’m mumz? Asso. of the 3 . City of New York. v oi v ißßsbt Db bl vle bl nbin a i Patriotic speeches were masle and money handed in. and then—what? Notbing appar ently, for the monument 'did not rise.. Boys playing in the square for years afterwards destroved the shed over thie corper stoue. The square, very Lkigh lamd originally. was grad ed down as the city grew, and finally the land was sobd. ~ In 1867 one Terence Farley, alderman. got a big eontraet to cart the sur plus dirt to the “swamp” below. and presum ably carted away the corner stope, for it.dis appeared. And no man knowetl: of its loca tion unto thisday. Interest in the subject be ing revived. there are.many ueries-asfo what became of the money, the mewentoes under the stone itself. But those who could answer are dead. including Mr. [‘:al'k‘yi,'fg*ﬂ'it not a ludicrous outcome for a) zical ey e terprise’ And slightly bumiiatii’ ¢' 7" NO 27.