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’ Of 1. RUSSELLVILLE, ARK., THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1875. NO. IQ,.
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RELICiOUS NOTICES.
CCMRRRLANh ruESBTTEBIIN tllLItCU
On Main street. Services every fourth
Minda. at 10 o’clock, a. 111. and T , o’clock p. .
111. All ace invited. . H. SMITH, Pastor.
Baptist CnCRcn on Main street, ser
vices every third Sabbatji. Ail are invited 1
lo Attend. Bev.W.W. Crawford, l’antor.
Method st (.‘iintcii .—every second .
Sabbath. All are invited to attend.
Rot. IV. .1. DODSON, Pr.-dor.
; . , . , | COPAL t ITPIICH. I
ti ... Sunday a. 11 o'clock a.
ff in. aielutr. o'clock p. m. All niomvitod.
. ltcv. ENOCH JONES, Ua,to..
SUNDAY SCHOOL at the Uresbyteiian *
«hurch every Sabbath at 9 o’clre.k a. m. ;
All children a»4-u*rciU» are it :>cr.U'ulh
• i.n (PM oa end.
i:. J. W1I. ■ iN, Superintendent.
i ic. sri,.n i in n,li.—Elder J. II. I'uUou,
lirrachte ever, . .coal Lord’s day in each
v. .vml Saturday ui#dt boi-nt, i. tuo
I’ ..i■ , (iituc c.hu rid., olid mile t:.: i ol
Fraternal.
AMAfiiSB-Meci on Main Afreet on |
• fi » and third .'Saturdays in earn
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Monday, Sor.vr.r.
STATE Gf-’r SCEPS.
Ciorernor,. ... A. H. G \ '* AN 1>.
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Mrs. Hamlet’s Soliloquy. 1
To vote or not to vote, that’s the question-.*.
W hether it is nobler to forego the suffrage*)
And bear the arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or lake arms against our sex's troubles,
And. by opposing, end thorn? To five—to
wed, . f
No more: and by a marriage Fay we end
The heartache, ©nlv to nurse the little ills
Women are heir to'. ’Tis a consummation
Not for Joseph, if the court herself dbtlf
know; . ......
And that she doth is most indubitable.
To vote—to act—to act, perchance, a farce;
There’s til© rub; for by this act what fights!
mav come .. a
W hen wc have shuffled off our crinoline?
Thi« make* us pause; this, too, ia.thc
That makes calamity of woman suffrage;
For who would bear the kicks ami cuffs of
Tiic oppressor’s fits, our lord’s contumely
Assault and battery and the law’s delay,
The insolence of bummers ami the spurns
That patient women from loafers take.
When to avoid it she could stay at heme
And use her bodkin? W#uld muskets bear,
or groan and sweat under a ineehanio’s life,
llut for the pleasure of eiiancipatiou—
The rich Gohonda trony whose gaping laws
The flesh-pots vawn iiytantalizing plenty?
Hut tl ere’e the aftofclapaF This puzzles
the will / .
And makes us rnther/'ear the ills we have
Than ilv to the horr/le Inexpressibiiities.
'i'hus wwardice males babies of us all;
And thus our petted suffrage resolutions
Are sicklied over ifith the pale cast of (ear.
And enterprises ofglorious ballot stufling
Must fade alas! brtauae our suffering sex
Dare not imbibe die soul-inspiring rye
To give us vim aid action,
The Rolmdsman’s Story.
She lived in “Ninety-three,” across the way;
They’re “gayy those cribs are, so the in
mates MVj , ,
Poor haplc&virla are better dcad-than gay.
she had a lover, like the rest, an l gave
To him whft wretched earnings see eould
And lie, fjr payment, brought her to the
gray.
i m-v inns have starving hearts seems to me,
They tii /<> such mean truck so piteously;
W hatevfr else—they’re women still, you see.
This cl»n would take Kate's money—all
%ir had—
I'hen efdlv leave her, wistful, pale and sad,
\nd strike the nearest gin mill. He was
lf»
Cruel Ind vicious—all the same to her!
slu blo t him—that was all. The precious
fur
Wa - iiore to her than hopes of heaven, sir.
He’d lake her money, go and drink his fill,
liet nJ-ly drunk, eur-e at her, swear to kill;
No matter— womanlike, she loved him still!
One night 1 saw him strike the girl a blow;
“Oh, !»an.” she says, “don’t use me hard;
you know
I ain't unite strong, and, Han, I love you so!
‘•I love you bo! I5e patient with me, dear;
I'll so#n be strong and well, ro never fear
lint what we!li have more money, l>an,
next year.”
1 nabbed the worthless rabbit for that blow*
To take hint to the staiiouhouRC, but uo,
She begged so hard I had to let him go.
The end came soon enough, The wretch
one night.
Half crazy, got into a drunken fight,
Whita «he ntnrxl try trotl wwin* her hand*)
for fright.
lie got the worst of it and draw his knife,
Andllnished with a stab the brutal strife.
“Ciiveme the knife!” she cried. “Hun for
your life!”
j lie dead man’s brother came from that
saloon:
••] did it—I!”said she. “Now kill me soon!”
A pistol barrel gliteued in the moou.
She shook the bloody knife above the slain;
One ilash-a ball went crashing through
tier brain.
She fell, and never moved nor spoke again.
Poor sinful sool! Without a Iiomoor narao,
Pound t > the ghastly skeleton of shame, V
>iie died for lovo—what else could clear hO’
fame?
Poor Kate! Men never can forgive they say,
Sncb sin. Pood < atholic am 1. and pray
( III 1st, for tiie Holy Mother’s pleading, may.
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Plain Explanations of Obscure"
Proverbs.
“The more the merrier.”
Multitudinous assemblages are
the most provocative of cachiunal
lory hilarity.
“Birds of a feather flock to
gether.”
Habitants of ether, similarly
plumed, gregariously assemble.
“Out of the frying pan into the
lire.”
Emergence from the culinary
utinsil into the devouring element,
“Too many cooks spoil the
Ua Util.
A superfluity of artists deterior
ates the mock-turtle.
“A stitch in time saves nine.”
A connecting cotton tinK, prop
erly established, is ninofoidly
economical.
-It is a long lane that has no
turning.”
That rustic pathway is indubit
ably longitudinal that has no
circumlocution.
“Love uie, love my dog.”
Evince an amatory disposition
toward myself; let your deport
ment toward my canine lie also
affectionate.
"Those who live in glass houses
shouldn’t throw stones."
Dwellers in crystal palaces
should refrain from the propulsion
of irregular-shaped porticles of
granite’ formation.
“’Tis an ill wind that blows no
body good.”
The blast of iEnlus is, indeed,
malevolent that 1 neflteth not,
homeopathic-ally, owe portion ol
humanity.
“A bird in the hand is worth
two in the bush.”
\ natural production of the
f . there d tribe, properly secured,
is more than eoni valent to a gn at
11 r number in a comparative stau
! of fn cdom.
:-,e er.t.erj. tradesmen
in Mi - m have introduced pen
i r ,,i th< - cu stomers get ml
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AN EDITOR SHOT.
A Feud in V^kland ending in
a Terrible Murder.
Charles K. Landis, the Father
Of the Tow n Assassinates
i Uri Carruth—The Rit
ter Personalities ot
New Jersey Jour
. nalism.
Correspondence of the N. Y, Sun.|
Vineland, N. J., March 19.—
Charles K. Landis, well known os
one of the most enterprising men
of New Jersey, and especially dis
tinguished as the “Father of Vine
land,” to-day shot and wounded
Mr. I’ri Carruth the editor of the
Independent. For the past twro or
three years Landers through his
Weekly and Carruth through the
Independent have waged a hitler
warfare. There is scarcely any
douht that Carruth was always
the aggressor and that Landis was
on the defensive. Personalities
which stirred the blood of both
the combatants were vigorously
indulged in. In the Independent
of March 13th was the following:
CARRUTn's LAST ATTACK.
“A prominent Vinelander sat
down by the side of his loving
wife on the sofa and looking up
in hor nvnti nml on hop n dnol?
and a birdie, and a rabbit, and all
the other endearing names. Then
he told her he wanted she should
learn the use of a revolver, so
that in his absence she could pro
tect their home and silverware,
and defend the liouor of Viucl&nd.
Then he went off and bought an
elegant seven-shooter and nice
target. Then he set up the tar
get in one cud of the parlor and
gave her a first lesson in shoot
ing. Then he told her he wanted
she should practice every day.
Then he went away for a week.
When lie returned he found the
revolver on the other side of the
looking-glass. The parlor door
resembled a bad case of small pox,
and the furniture looked as tho’
it had been indulging in a wrestle
j with a Burlington county hail -
; storm. Did he walk up to his
: wife and sicken her with
j the endearing name of all the
j birds and four-footed beasts? Not
much; lie marched out into the
street in his shirt sleeves, with
i
but one boot on and that patched
over the big toe. Then he went
(galloping^up and down, telling ev
ery man he met confidentially that
j his wife was crazy. Thence he
I went off and tried to get her into
I a private lunatic asylum Yes,
he, Hid. the wretch.”
Although no names'
tioned the particulars were so pe
|' until ij atutt’u uiat tuu buuui'i
i was at once established. The ar
ticle was read by- Mrs. Landis at
the breakfast table. She at
once interpreted its meaning, and
handing it to her husband, asked
him how much longer such abuse
: was to continue. He read the ar
tide and excitedly arose and hur
led to the Independent ollice.
Mr. Carruth was not in the edito
rial rooms. Mr. Landis asked the
office boy' to fiud him and tell him
that lie was wanted.
The boy found his employer in the
drugstore down stairs and deliv
ered the message.
>niE shootixo oFCAimirrn.
Sir. Carruth started up stairs,
saying as lie passed out, lT won
dor if this means tight.” As he
entered the editorial room he was
confronted by Mr. Landis, who
seutly enraged, thrust the offen
sive article into his face and de
manded to know if he (Carruth)
wrote it. The latter replied in
the affirmitive. Landis instantly
drew a revolver, but before he
■ ould lire, Carruth ran into the
: composing room and made for the
1 ar staircase. Landis followed.
| A s ( arrutli was trying to open the
utcr dooi Landis fired. Carruth
ng forward and fell insensible
■a his face.
Hr. llidwtll was the first to resell
o scene of the tragedy. He
found Carruth lying on the floor.
Landis, who was standing over
him, pistol in hand, said as the
doctor entered: “I’ve killed him—
I’ve killed him; I was obliged to
do it. I killed him in the cause
of God and humanity. I am sor
ry for it, I hope he won't die.”
Dr. Bidwell sent for Deputy Sher
iff Cortis, who arrested Landis.
Th« pistol token from Landis 1sH
what is known and stamped as
“British Bulldog,” and is one of
the most terrible weapons ever
invented. It carries an ounce
bail. The ball entered the lower
part of the back of Carruth’s head
and lodged in his brain. He was
conscious when found, but could
give no coherent account of the i
tragedy. Threats of violence were!
uttered against Landis. Deputy!
Sheriff Cortis hastily took Landis'
before Justice Laughlin, whocom-t
mitted the prisoner to the Bridge- j
town jail. Landis’s wife accom-j
panied him to the jail. There:
Landis telegraphed to two promi-j
nent physicians, requesting thciui
to attend to Carruth.
THE HISTORY OF THE MEN.
Carruth was 49 j’ears of age.
He had a wife and five children.
He was a graduate of Hamilton
College, and early in life went to
Berlin, Wis., where lie established
the Green Lake Spectator. In
1808 he purchased the Vineland
Independent. lie was notorious
as a vindictive aud very aggres
sive nerson.
Landis is widely known both in
this country and in Europe. He
is forty-one years of age. He
studied law with 1$. II. Brewster
of Philadelphia, and was admitted
to the bar before lie was of age.
With a Mr. Biirns he started the
town of Ilammonton, N. J., now a
thriving place. In 1801 he sold
out his interest there and pur
chased the Vineland tract of 50,000
acres, then almost a wilderness,
but which to-day has a population
of 12,000, gathered together
through the efforts of this one
man. It is said that he has ex
pended $1,000,000 in advertising
alone. In 18^8 ho was married
to a daughtor of Commodore
Meade, brother of Gen. Meade.
The event created considerable
excitement at the time, as the
bride's father bitterly opposed the
match, but it was favored by the
other relatives. Previous to the
marriage the father was placed in
a lunatic asylum.
In 1874, Landis traveled through
Europe and received much atten
tion from public men. He has
been actively engaged in real es
tate transactions, and in the mill
ing business. He is a member of
the Masonic fraternity, and also of
the State Agricultural Society, be"
fore which organization he has
annually read valuable papers.
At .. but. -hnnw- -tUi* evening.
Carruth was still alive, but the
physicians said that lie could not
live until morning.
“Killed by Kindness.”
This is a phrase which has just
been painfully illustrated by sta
tistics in England. Who would
have believed, save upon tbc au
thority of Dr. Lankastcr, the Lon
don coroner, that not fewer than
three thousand tender infants are
annually smothered to death by
their mothers, who fall asleep in
bed while nursing their pledges?
Unfortunately, mothers invol
untarily kill their children in a
great many other ways—by ab
surd indulgences in diet, by fool
ish exposure in dressing, and
through utter ignorance of the
laws of the human system. The
only wonder is that the race, or at
least the civilized portion of it,
was not long ago utterly exterml
nuted. Babies are called tender;
it strikes us they are remarkably
tough.
The Detroit Free Press has
just discovered that a bald headed
man never raises his hat to a lady.
Von Aruim lias no traditional
! ground for loving the Napoleon
I family. Five of his father’s elev
: <'ii brothers fell at \V aterloo.
Some of the students at eastern
colleges cun board themselves for
live cents per week, but they dont
I feel like tearing around much.
CIVIL RIGHT8.
•V *
Butler on the Rights of the
Colored Man under the
Civil Rights Bill.
i* _
*Jr
T&vt so much of a Good Thing
J After All.
, r Washington, March 18,1876.
Sir: I have the pleasure to ac
knowledge receipt of yours
^f the 14th, containing
Expressions of appre
ciation of my efforts in behalf of
the Civil rights Bill, lor which ac
cept my thanks. You further ask:
“Will j’ou be kind enough to in
form me if colored men are enti
tled to the priviledges of saloons
and barber-shops under its pro
visions?”
AN UNENVIED PRIVILEGE.
To this I answer:—I understand
by “saloons,” you mean drinking
saloons, and am happy to say
that the Civil Rights bill does not
give any right to a colored man to
yo into a drinking saloon without
;he leave of the proprietor, and am
•cry glad that it docs not. I am
rilling to concede, as a friend to
ttic cplored man, that the white
nee may have at least this one
Uiperior privilege to the colored
lAafl, that they can drink in bar
rooms and saloons, and I never
shsil do anything to interfere with
tho exercise of that high and dis
tinctive privilege. I would not
advocate a bill which should give
that rigjit to the colored man. It
I were to vote for any bill on this
subject at all, it would be one to
keep^ the colored man out of tho
drinking saloons; and I hope no
bar-keeper will let a colored man
have a glass of liquor at any bar
open for drinking. Indeed, I
should be glad, whenever a col
ored man should go into a drink
ing saloon for the purpose ofdrink
ing at the bar, if somebody would
at once take him and put him out,
doing him as little injury as pos
sible. lie could do the colored
man no greater kindness.
l'KIVACY OF A BAHBEU snor.
As to the other branch of your
question in reference to barber
shops, let me say that the trade of
a barber is like any other trade,
to be carried on by the man who
is engaged in it at his own will
and pleasure, and the Civil Rights
bill has nothing to do, and was in
tended to have nothing to do with
its exercise. A barber has a right
to shave whom he pleases as much
as a jeweler has a right to repair
a watch for whom he pleases, or a
blacksmith to shoe such colored
horses as he pleases. In other
words these arc not public cm
I i_ i_a_:__a_ i.
I IMV IUO, IJUU I » WVV WMUtUVBV)
-Twnhich the law doeinnt intair
fere.
T1IE C0I.E11ED man’s RIGHTS.
From time immemorial all men
have had equal rights at the
common law in places of public
amusement, in public con
veyances and in inns or licenced
taverns, because all such business
was for the public under special
privileges under the government.
The theatre and like public
amusements were licenced by the
public authorities and protected
by the police. The public con
veyances used the King’s high
way. The public inn had the spe
cial privilege of a lieu or claim up
on the baggage or other property
of any traveller using
it for his keep; and if any nmu
was refused while
behaving himself well and paying
I his fare, a scat in any place of
public amusement, or carriage by
public conveyance, or shelter in
a public inn, lie had at common
law a right of action against the
party so refusing. The ('ivii
Hights bill only confirms these
| rights of all citizens to the col
ored man in consideration of the
i prejudice against him and an at
i tempt in certain parts of the
country to euteii’erc with litc c\
erctsc of those common law rights,
and lias enacted a penally as 11
means of enforcing the right in
i his behalf in consideration of hi.
helpless and dependent condition.
The Civil Rights bill has not
altered the colored man’s rights
at all from want they were before
under t,ue common law applicable
to nearly every state in the Union.
It has only given him a greater
power to enforce that right to
meet the exigency of combined
efforts to deprive colored citizens
of it; and all idea that the Civil
Rights bill allows him to force
himself into any man’s shop or in
to any man’s private house or in
to any eating house, boarding
house or establishment other than
those I have named, is simply an
exhibition of ignorance, as well as
in some cases, of insufferable prej
udice or malignity. And while I
would sustain any colored man in
firmly and properly insisting up
on his rights under the Civil
Rights bill, which were his at
common law, as they were the
right of every citizen, j*et I should
oppose to the umost of my power
any attempt on the part of the
colored men to use the civil rights
bill as a pretense to interfere with
the private business of private
parties. It is beneath the dignity
of any colored man so to do, and
all acts, such as shutting him out
from drilling saloons, may be
well left to the ignorant and gen
erally vicious men who keep them
as a badge of their superiority to
the colored race. I have the hon
™ Am W F TUTTT.F.T?
R. Harlan, Esq., Cincinnati, O.
A Sold Insurance Man.
Printers arc naturally in for a
joke. They are proverbially fond
of fun; but to look at them you
wouldn’t think it. Here is a good
joke a “printer man” played on
his fellow-lodger in Pottsville. A
certain insurance man in town,
who boards at the same hotel with
one of the night compositors of
the Journal, in order to save the
subscription price to a newspaper,
entered into an arrangement with
the printer to get the news as
soon as lie got up. The printer
was to write out a brief sketch of
all the news and stick the paper
under the insurance man’s door.
A few mornings since the latter
got up and dressed himself, ex
cepting one boot and stocking
and his coat, when he espied the
paper under his door. He picked
it up and read as follows: “Grant
assassinated. Country in an up
roar. Mrs. Sartoris and Mrs.
Grant carried olF by masked kid
nappers while insensible. A mem
ber of the cabinet supposed tp be
the assassin. $100,000 reward of
fered by Congress.” Without
completing his toilet, he rushed
out of the room and wakened up
several boarders, told them of the
great news, and scared them out
ui uicn vvn». u iobvv uui icau
era to conjecture, if tlicy enn, the
ie whole party when
they found how i*a<^ heeu
sold. The insurance man"
sworn to subscribe to a dally
paper.
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Easter day is always the first
Sunday after the first Monday
which happens upon or after the
21st of March. This year the
moc-n fulls on the 21st of March,
which also happens to be Sunday.
Therefore, Easter falls on the fol
lowing Sunday, the 28th of March.
This is w^hin six days of the earli
; est period on which it can occur.
The earliest possible date upon
which Easter occurs is the 28th o*
! March, and the latest the 25th of
: April. These extreme limits,
however, are very seldom reached.
In 1801 and 1818 Easter fell on
the 22d of March, but this will hot
I happen again, cither in this or
i the following century. In 1913
; it will fail on the 22d of March.
' The latest Eusters in this century
or the following will occur in 1880
i and 1943, on the 25th of April.
Michael McCormick fell from n
1 bucket in a shaft of the Delaware
and Lackawanna Tunnel, at I5er
gon Hill, recently, and was killed.
A landlady, iu Jersey City, late
iy bought a piano at auction for
four dollars and sixty cents. Ii
■ is for the benefit of mv boavdeiV
S she remarked.
GRANT’S DIPLOMACY.
Complaints ol' American Cit
izens Abroad.
Ashamed of our Official Repre
sentatives.
I have lived abroad under
many regimes, and often had
cause to blush for the official rep
resentative of my country for
drunkenness, meanness, profliga
cy, ignorance, incapacity, venali
ty; but until I lived under the
protecting presence fcf Gen.
Schcnck I have never had to de
precate, as an American, a con
nection with swindling.
I doubt if there is another civ
ilized Government, the meanest
under the sun, that would dare so
to outrage the self-respect of its
respectable citizens as to compel
them, year after year, to endure
the humiliation of seeing their
representative protected by his
official capacity from a criminal
suit, and hearing the head
of their Gov
ernment commonly and plausibly
accused of participating in the
swindle—of hearing his country
identified in its highest personali
ties with a mean and flagrant
fraud.
.I*. A n> TT n rr
land runs the risk every time that
he dines with a party of English
men of being made to blush by an
allusion to the Emma Mine or
Gen. Schenek, and he must blush
in silence, for there is not one
word that caa be said in mitiga
tion of the disgrace: whenever he
takes up a morning paper he may
see that some beggared victim of
Grant and Sehcnck has instituted
a criminal action against the
American Minister for complicity
in a swindle, which but for his
name might never have been a
swindle at all, and would certain
ly not have been a successful one;
that lie cannot go to his Minister’s
reception with self-respect, or, if
he went, meet thcro an English
man who lias any.
That’s the way wc stand, aud
I wish that, since Gen. Grant and
his oilicial advisers arc lost to all
sense of diplomatic propriety,
cverj' honest editor in the United
States would hear our complaint,
and repeat it till the whole coun
try felt the shame.
W. J. Stilt.man.
London, Feb. 22.
A Pica For Flirts.
In a certain sense all attractive
females are tlirts. Remembering
vliuii uuutnni id mg uo wvjui^
in love, I shall assert, without fear
of contradiction, that every wo
man whose attractions will per
mit her to choose her husband,
is not compelled to snap
at the firstl!3! U*o a hungry
dog at a hone, begins*
this game from her earliest year!?!
In what other'manner, pray, is a
female to acquire any knowledge
of the men who arc seeking to en
gage her affections? She under
stands perfectly well that mar
riage is the end and aim of femi
nine existence, that eighty two
per cent of licr sisters become
wives and mothers, and that of
the eighteen percent, who remain
single almost all arc unhappy at
their lot. Hence, even before a
girl begins to attract the atten
tion of gentlemen, her dreams of
the future have all turned in this
direction. She has thought for
years oflho delight of having a
! beau, long before that beau comes.
' \V heu he does arrive, if she is a
sensible young person she will
endeavor to learn something oi
his disposition, temper, and char
acter. And how can she dothi.
save by flirtation? She may have
been favorably impressed at first.,
| but as, under the influence of the
| game, the man shows himself ns
1 he really is, ns hi. minute grain
j appears under the varnish of man
ner and society politem- - , she
j may have just cause to think lets
1 kindly of him. But lie, having
a measureless self-esteem, make
love more and more fervidly, un
til with him the game become1
downright earnest. He propose?
and is rejected, and goes round
everywhere swearing that that
girl is the most comsummate flirt
that ever existed. But docs he
speak the truth? Is she not right
to be careful to look before she
leaps? Good people, do not judg-'
her too harshly because she is
hard to please.
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Bound to Sing.
Brother Glover was a pretty
big rnan'in a certain old Connect*
>3 ■
cut village. He would swear a
little sometimes, but when he
subscribed five hundred dollars
toward rebuilding and refitting
the old church, that special act cf
charity covered a multitude of
sins.
Brother Glover had a big voice.
There was no time, tone or tune
in it, but he bellowed as he pleas
ed in church singing. When the
new church was finish it had to
be dedicated, and a choir was'
carefully trained to do the sing:
ing. Brother Glover was not one
oi the choir, and the intention
was to rule him out of the vocal
exercises.
The choir had carefully re
hearsed a new dedicatory hymn,
and everything was ready for the
interesting ceremonies. The
church was crowded, and Brother
Glover was in ins place in a front
pew, as large as life. The new
piece was struck up, and Brother
Glover’s voice rose loud above the
organ. There was. a pause. The ,
organ and choir were lhute and
the latter mad. The minister
looking at a fly on the ceiling, ex
pint tied Or TTrt& - a nc^r yirrcty— —»
which the choir alone had pvac- L
ticed, and requested the congre
gation not to join in the singing.
The piece was recommenced,
and again Brother Glover’s big
voice broke it up. The preacher
then fixed his eyes on Brother
Glover and rcqticscd him to keep ^
silent during the performance of
the new piece, which he did not
understand, nnd Brother Glover,
looking at his beloved pastor with
his big round eyes, replied jn a
big voice,— wfcu. ^
“Look-a-hcrc, Mr. Barnhart,, I
paid five hundred dollars towards
repairing this darned old gospel
box and by thunder I will sing”
The preacher gave up, and so
did the choir. .
Perils of Precocity.
Baillet mentions one hundred
and sixty-thrcc children endowed
with extraordinary talents, among
wnoxn lew amveu as an auvaneet*
age. The two sons of Quintilli&n
so vaunted by their lather did
not reach their tenth year. lies
mogcncB, who at the age of fifteen «
taught rhetoric to Marcus Aurcl- Ji
ius, who triumphed over the most
celebrated rhetoricians of Greece,
did not die at an early age, but
at twenty-four lost his faculties
and forgot all ho had previously ^
Mtaiuircd. l’icodi Mirandoladicd '
^I
at thirty five, having at the age of
fifteen composed admirable Greek
and Latin versos and become pro
foundly versed in jurisprudence
and letters. Pascal, whose gem
us developed itself when ten years
ohl, did not attain the third of a
century.
In 1781, a child was born at
Lubeck, named Henri Heinnekcd, '•
whose precocity was miraculous.
At ten months of age lie spoke
distinctly, at twelve learned the
pentateuch by rote, and at four
teen months was perfectly ac^^M
qijaintcd with the Old and
Testament. At two years ho was
ns familiar with geography and
ancient history as the most eru ■'*
dite authors of antiquity. In the
ancient and modem language ho f
was proficient. This wonderful
child was unfortunately carried
ofl'in his fourth year.
A a American girl won the goli
ini .hi! at the recent e.\:r,nii.mion
of the College of Brazil, at li to def
Janeiro.
Ii is reported that the lake ice
at ! lud., tweti v im hes
thick, and so clear that pruftem
| be read through it. *!■ ^
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