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What We Should Do.
v that the great squabble is over
i t olitics. what are we, the negroes,
o I:O do? Of course this question is
E bv e negroes who voted for Har
. fi;r those who were bold enough to
. .O‘lt and vote for the Democratic
.“ k‘nm\' what they are going to do.
‘;;n(,r Peck, “Boss Wwall,” Sheriff
‘h snd many other prominent Dem
ts. are, OF COURSE, gm‘x}g to take
¢ of the NEETO Democrat in M'ilwau
. pit them in GOOD office, just as
;r promin““t Democrats are going
' do.allOV“”he country. See? But
gre is 8 set Of colored men who staye-d
e from WoTk, some lost t-heiil‘ POBL-
Lo R, B porters “laid off,” simply to
o ground, get in a few dollars, and
Lot the Republican party. Well,
gal over now, and we are in the rear,
gere should be no great complaint
@ from us, Wwe have always
4. and must continue to do so,
se should now start & new plan,
iy to dress like, or better than the
«onwho employs os, save our money,
fheatre-going, balls, parties, extraor-
L ary fine food, all pass for awhile,
déet down where poor people be.
fong ; keep out of debt, get up early in
he morning, work, work, work, all the
:me. and at ANYTHING We can find to
do. Timeis slipping by rapidly. The
white factory boy and girl who have
worked & long time for $2.50 a week,
are beginning to see daylight, and a
good many of us are standing idly by
and declaring “we couldn’t work for
hat amount of money,” when we are
hot working at all. Teach our girls, to
keep neat houses, to read GOOD books,
bearch the newspapers carefully, and
be abreast with the times. Things
may look dark now, but keep moving.
Dou't drop out of the line of march.
he future of the negro depends more
pon his brain, energy and business
quilities, than on any political scheme
or party of schemers.
Truck Farming.
Some of our most successful truck
i work less than twenty acres of
gronad, enpport a large family, and
pit money in the savinfis bank every
year. Let me state what one Ger
uan family raised on eighteen acres:
Four acres were set in timothy, which
gave him hay for his horse and cows,
the two cows being pastured on the
nidside in summer. The refuse
v?n:tab]es .fed three pigs, which were
filed late in the fall. Fruits, flow
¢ celery, and onions were retailed
3:;5,0 w’rlfo: going to market twice a
e alle »:t] gross sales amounted to
et ing for his own work and
;:3th?f ;}11:.:’ family, $400; manure
:wh:h ‘weum .“and extra expenses,
i re less than $lOO, the place
fave a net income of over s3oo—not
‘WU’HUHE the vegetables and fruit
1::?;}11““(1'01“. t'he place, nor the eggs,
hv‘m,» }"U'l“;]“'\' a'lll‘d butter consumed
.‘hwit)g'[}:-.;\]. ! his W)l\s a better
d pwu-:;t l;h’my a 2(0-acre farm
ey wéll wn;kvd‘dn-d {s'onlv valuable
B ;lco.nstantlycroppeq
gl p )‘med sold at _renat
el 12 consumers. —Baltimn ¢
To Get High Prieces for Fruiy.
T EERE T
B J\g?afl“o]rk should have sorge
Bl lager i Kt'h:*‘ ! for storing .it
i Le'mnre - season .when priczs
R ,nxll?oratlve. Peaches
i u‘,v,”? (‘1 be very salable
08. ptember It" » and early cherrise
i or frmt' 'rdwl'b easily within the
Nirket, ang h:‘d r;r_s to master the
Nt ] eir surplus when
s ow;‘ It can be done
Wre of 4 y‘(,g f;»S({"rmg S lempas-
Benence f '”é;‘( ?grees. American
Biorocs llmt. ih a tempgrat,ure of
ey }n. AAusm"aha. 40 de-
B e)€ s't, results in t,h(:
age to l~‘n7l.”m‘ the two months
sO3 A‘: ;lm_l. Fruit retarding
ke built and maintained
e 4 In the country than in
st c‘oo?erat,lve. society of
B ntarsit d readily manage
e best fuiv-.h)lls:‘ sell their stuff to
ults of Ih¢‘ell, age afu_i get all the
R ‘usiness instead of hav
issiop m(;)rhlz:::]rttfi retained by com
!'comnam;\-‘ s and citr cold-stor-
Lo
e["‘"t«r N. Y., courts have
e u‘\‘: n Rive Mrs. Frank Alex
b lnds l:«:'.'xt}un from her husband.
lsur.,}t,';‘, .H‘ar§ of age and she
ol i.\‘““'f‘”.;‘()f‘ 850,000. The hus
liy mfi'.'r‘ J\)ears old. Why the
e “.I‘“;l »Lh Mrs. Alexander shou!d
ated. er festive lord is not
Vfll\'nzm'u's latest rev
g st revolution has
- eng:;:é' and not one-third of
4] ab'l-fi in it can tell what it
ouat
L
mg‘r‘.‘f{{f. ;ga;«(e the cactus the na
a2y vor t has more fine points
¢ Yol menticned. 1
" Formerly “ Wisconsin Afro-American.”
OUR MOTTO: < : _____J;fi%s
WS FALL WHERE THEY MAY.” Entered at the Post Office of Milwaukee as Second Cluss Matter.
© YEAR.
A Question to the Democrats of Wis
consin,
MR. DEMOCRAT—A great many Re
publicans are beginning to chastise
some of the negroes for not supporting
them. It is a fact that those negroes
who did not support them, supported
you! Youclaimthatyou are just and fair,
if you are Democrats ; grant that. Youn
also claim that you have no hatred or
even dislike for our people ; well, grant
that also. You claimed before election
that your party will do as much for our
people asthe Republicans. Now, please
let us see something you'll do. There
are colored men here, who went against
that valiant and honored J. C.
Spooner. They claim Mr. Peck will
help them. There are colored men, who
were all day (on election day) spending
their money and everybody’s else they
could get their hands on to support the
entire Democratic ticket. These are
facts. Now don’t try and craw-fish out
on the plea “that you do not know
this.” These colored men, even though
they are Democrats, do not ask you for
social equality. They do not want to
enter your homes, and laugh and con
verse with your family. They want
and need support for their families,
and do not want it from a charitable
standpoint, either. They want nice,
clean, respectable positions, such as they
are capable of holding. These posi
tions are in the Custom-house, Post-
Office department, on the jury bench,
your private places of business, and
many other places. Will you please be
kind enough to give such positions to
the colored men who helped you in
your trouble ? Mr. Keickhefer, of course,
since he is a Republican, will see that
colored ladies and gentlemen will gointo
the Register of Deed’s office. Will the
Democrats do the same? Please let us
have your answer by way of requesting
us to bring to you some of these negro
; Democrats. -
NOTICE.
Why We Change the Name of Our Paper.
The circulation of this journal has
been largely increased, not only in the
State of Wisconsin, but throughont the
entire Northwest. Every day sub
scriptions are being sent in from all
parts of the North and West, and in
order to give it a wider scope, we feel
that we are only reciprocating when
we name the WISCONSIN AFRO-AMERI
CAN the NORTH-WESTERN RECORDER.
We are also proud to state that we are
a part of the grand old African Metho
dist denomination, which is second to
no body of negro men in the world,
and since a RECORDER in this portion
of the country will be of great benefit
to our church and people, we so
start. This step has met the approval
of Bishop H. M. Turner, Bishop John
M. Brown, Bishop A. W. Wayman,
Bishop B. T. Tanner, S. T. Mitchell,
President of Wilberforce College ; C. S.
Smith, President of S. S. Union at Nash
ville, Tenn. ; Rev. D. P. Brown, of Chi
cago; P. E. Frank Peterson, of Iowa; Rev.
Dr.J. T. Jennifer, of Chicago; Rev. R.
}Williamson, of Milwankee; Rev. Wm. i
' Bruce, of Illinois; Rev. J. B. Dawson,
of Evanston, and many other men of
brains and foresight. We appeal to the
peodle of the entire Northwest to re
gard this jourual as your own, rally—
both with your money and brains, and
help us build up the only causesby
which our people will be elevated.
Notice to Our Southern Readers.
When in the southern part of the
United States, we noticed that hundreds
of young colored women, who desired
employment as domestics, could not
secure the same. We also notice that
up in this portion of the country and,
especially, here in Milwaukee, there is
a great demand for colored servant
girls. Any one desiring to obtain work
as a domestic, no matter where your
home is, write to us, at this office, and
we will make for you all arrangements.
How sooN the millennium woul
come if the good things people in
tend to do to-mnorrow were only don
to-day.—Ram’§ Horn.
WHEN a mi finally does give u
and cries, he Jooks so much like :
drunken man {that he gets no sym
pathy. —Atchigon Globe.
WHEN a mgn can't find his shir
butvyu of a Bunday morning his wif.
is apz to hsf trouble with his chole:
—Binghamgon Republican.
BRIDE No. 2—“ No other woma!
ever wore this ring, did she, darling?’
Widower—“No woman on earth eve
had it on.”— Jeweler’s Weekly. -
A FRENCH prince advertises that
be desires to sell his titles and arms,
which are guaranteed by genuine
sheepskin documents of the reign of
Henry IV. What an opening this is
for a wealthy Chicago pork-packer
who wants to shine in continental
MILWAUKEE, SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 1892.
St. Mark’s A, M. E, Church.
Programme of the Chicago District
Conference to be held in St. Mark’s A.
M. E. Church, Milwaukee, December
14th and 15th. ’
The Sunday School Convention will
be held in the same place beginning
Thursday, December 15th, at 3:30 p. M.
Resident ministers, Sunday Schools
and all friends are cordially invited to
attend. REv. C. H. THOMAS.
Presiding Elder.
REv. R. H WILLIAMSON,
Pastor.
WEDNESDAY.
10:00 A. m.—Song and praise service, led by
Elder G. W. Gaines, of St, Paul.
10:30 A, m.—Words of Welcome. Rev. R, H,
Williamson.
Response, Dr. J. T. Jennerfer.
Singing, Rev. D, A, Graham.
Prayer, by Rev. A. T. Hall.
10:45 A. Mm.—“ District Conference Work; its Ob
jects.” Rev. J. B. Dawson.
SBINGING.
11:15 A. m.—“ Practical Religion in the Home,”
Rev, A. Boyd. "
SINGING,
11:30 A, M.—“ What Should be Done to Prevent
so Much Indifference Toward Church by Careless
Members,” Rev, Geo. A. Brown, !
11:45 A. M.—Appointment of Committees. ‘
| DINNER. |
| WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. |
~ 1:30 p. Mm.—Devotional Exercises, led by Rev.
' N. N. Pharris.
2:00 p. M.—*“Our Boys and Their Sisters,” by
Rev. L. J. Phillips.
BINGING.
2:30 . M —“How to Secure a Greater Rever
ence for God’s House,” by Rev. J. W. Malone,
_ BINGING.
§:00 p. M.—“ The Need of More Vim and Vitality
in Preaching,” by Rev. G. W. Gaines.
SINGING. ‘
3:30 p. Mm.—“ How to Secure a Better Attend
ance of the Children Upon Public Worship,” by
Rev D. P. Brown.
SINGING. |
EVENING SESSION. ‘
7:30 . M.—Song and Praise Service, led by Rev. \
D. A. Graham. 4
Lecture, “Character Building,” by Dr. J. T.
Jennifer. v
- SINGING. i
Address, Rev. 8. McDowell.
Quartette of Male Voices. Graham, Caines,
Phillips and Thomas. :
THURSDAY.
9:30 A. M.—-Bible Reading, led by Rev. J, C. An
derson.
10: OA. M,—*Need of Secret Prayers for Buc- ‘
s e
TAI 1 2 w3ll e o e o
10:15 A. M.—*Revivals,” D. A. Graham,
10:45 A, M.—*“‘SBhould the Young People of the
Church be Encouraged in Amusements? Ifso, to
What Extent?’ Rev. J. L. Thomas.
11:15 A. M.—“ Why am I at the District Confer
ence?’ followed by expressions from all in three
to five minute speeches,
SINGING.
DINNER,
THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
1:30 p. M,—*‘The Best Method of Paying Church
Debts,” Rev. R. H. Williamson.
2:00 p, M. - Report of Committees,
Adjournment, !
X-MAS GIFT PAR EXCELLENCE,
The Appeal’s Great Christmas Edition
for 1892.
If you wish a nice present for your
loved ones, get a copy of the Christmas
edition of The Appeal, the great National
Afro-American illustrated newspaper
published simultaneously at Chicago,
St. Paul, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Louis
ville and Dallas. It will consist of from
40 to 48 pages filled to the brim with
choicest reading matter profusely illus
trated with hundreds of cuts of promi
nent Afro-American men and women,
|s. 5 |
| places of business, institutions of learn
ing, and other illustrations. It will be |
the largest newspaper ever issued by
Afro-American publishers, and not less
than 60,000 copies will be printed. A
copy of this great newspaper will be
mailed post paid to any address for
five 2 cent postage stamps. Boys or
girls can make big money selling them.
Prices to newsboys 7 copies for 50c or
$7.00 per 100, this is less than actual
cost our profit comes from advertising.
Don’t fail to order at once. Ordersto
receive prompt attention should be in
by Dec. 10. Sendall orders (enclosing \
five 2 cent stamps for each copy desired)
to THE AP PEAL,
323-325 Dearborn Street,
Chicago, 111.
Mgr. W. T. STEAD has written an
article on ‘“Young Women and Jour
nalism,” in which he says that he
would never employ a man if he could
find a woman who could do the work
as wel!. Very properly, however, he
deprecates any consideration of sex,
and says the work to be don 2 Is the
first and only thing to be thought of,
and not the person who does it. It
Mr. Stead will start a daily paper on
this side of the water he will find
himself immensely popular with that
growing army of young women who
are ambitious to ‘‘enter journalism.”
As they can't get employment of
him, they cannot do better than to
read and ponder upon his advice.
b el L R
CrHIcAGO Chinamen took but little
{nterest in the ceremonies in honor
of Columbus. They don’t seem o
consider him half as great a man as
Chatoms. =
The Boston Restaurant.
A first-class restaurant, run in first
class order at 171 Third Street, by Al
bert Smith and wife. “Al” Smith is the
man who was defeated in the muni
cipal election last spring—not by his
own people, however, but by the white
Republicans of his ward. Being tired
of politics and realizing that Negroes
must branch out in business, Mr. Smith
has opened a very fine restaurant, where
both ladies and gentlemen can be
served. It is not a race restaurant, for
any respectable person can be accom
modated. The colored people should
patronize Mr. Smith, and keep away
from these one-horse eating houses,
that don’t want to serve us, because we
are colored. Mr. Smith deserves your
patronage, so let us rally to him.
‘ Chicago District.
Aurora, November 16, February 12,
May 14, August 13.
Batavia, November 17, February 19,
April 16, August 20.
Elgin, November 18, February 26,
May 7, August 27.
Beloit, November 30, 11 A. M., Febru
ary 5, May 28, August 27. |
- Rockford, November 20, 3p. u., Feb
ruary 5, May 28, August 27. ‘
Lake Forest, November 20, 7:30 p. M.,
February 5, May 28, August 27.
| Milwaakee, November 27, January
1, April 2, July 2.
Racine, November 27, January 1,
April 2, July 2.
Bethel, December 4, March 26, June 5,
August 13.
St. Johns, December 4, 7:30 P. M,
March 26, June 5, August 14.
Princeton, December 8, March 8,
April 26, July 26.
Mendota, December 9, March 9, April
27, July 27.
Joliet, December 11, March 12, April 2,
July 27.
Duluth, December 18, March 19,June 4.
West Superior, December 21, March
22, June 4.
St. Peters, Minn., December 25, March
19, August 13.
St. James, December 25, 7:30 p. M.,
e T T
' ‘m Eugn‘étwo‘Jm"”*‘J
Hastings, January 5, Aprils, August 16.
St. James, St. Paul, January 8, April
9, August 20. :
Mt. Zion, April 9, 7:30 P. M. January
8, August 20.
Clinton, lowa, January 15, April 16,
July 16.
Dubuque, lowa, January 18, April 19,
July 19.
Moline, 111., January 22, April 23,
July 23.
North Side Mission, Chicago, Febru
ary 1, May 3, August 2.
St. Stephens, Chicago, February 26,
May 21, July 30.
Allen Chapel, Avondale, February
26, 7:30 p. M., May 21, July 30.
Glencoe, 111., February 9, May 10,
August 10.
Quinn Chapel, Chicago, January 29,
April 23, August 27.
Evanston, 111., January 29, 7:30 p.M.,
April 23, August 27. |
Impromptu Speeches.
James Russell Lowell is recorded as
jaying that he always liked to pre
pare his impromptu speeches. At a
dinner given to Mr. Longfellow dur
inz a visit to London, it was agreed
that no set speeches should be made.
After the fruit and coffee had been
discussed, Admiral Farragut arose,
and protes :d that they could not
dream of parting without hearing
from Mr. Gladstone.
Mr. Gladstone began by assuring
the company that he was of the mind
of Lord Palmerston, who said, “Bet~
ter a dinner of herbs where no speak-
Ing is, than whitebait and oratory
therewith.”
His “remarks” developed into an
eloquent oration. He had read the
works of the American poet, and
quoted passages from several of his
poems, and concluded by paying a
splendid tribute -to Mr. Longfellow’s
attainments.
The sut.ject of thissuperb panegyr
i¢c was deeply touched, and replied
without rising in a few hagf) ly chosen
phrases, prefaced with the remark
that in his case the pen was mightier
than the tongue, an. that he could
sot make an extempore speech.
Tae citizens of Three Rivers, in
her British Majesty’s neighboring
province of Quebec, have stoned the
American Consulate and smashed in
all the svindows. It isn’t annexation
that the Canucks need at the hands
of the United States—that is merely
the secondary treatment to follow
the rigorous first operation that their
condition requires.
SoMe scientific authority has served
notice that trailing dresses are liable
to sweep up cholera germs. If the
warning will only cause a removal of
the trail, the Asiatic plague will not
have hovered near us in vain.
Presiding Elder C. H. Thomas Meets
With Much Suceess in Wiseonsin.
The quarterly meeting held at St.
Mark’s A. M. E. Church, last Sabbath,
was a grand success in every way, but
on Monday night, at the Love Feast,
everybody present, both believers and
non-believers were made to feel the
good influence that has begun to work
on the people. At Racine and Beloit,
the meetings were largely attended and
our members and friends now realize
that success depends a great deal on
union, push and energy. Bishop Way
man could not have sent a more fit per
son out in the field than Presiding El
der C. H. Thomas. His prospects look
bright, for he is a wide-awake minister,
and believes in advancement.
| A THUNDER-MAKER.
How a Band of Sioux Indians Were Sur
prised.
“l] have had a good many scrim:
mages with Indians of various vribes,
but the wildest and woolliest of the
whole copper-colored breed are the
Sioux,” said Ma,or Dan Allen, one of
the original “pathfinders” of the
trackless West.
“Most, Indians are born sneaks and
cowards, who do their fighting from
cover; but the Sioux fears neither
God, man, nor the devil, and would
fight Napoleou’s Old Guard in abp
spen fleld. A bluff won’t work on
them worth a cent, and when they
tackle you you can just make up
your mind to do some Kkilling or lose
your scalp. I was out in the south
western part of what is how South
Dakota a few years ago, with a hunt
ing party, when we encouutered a lot
f bucks on the war-path. There
were twenty of them, while my party
nly numbered half a dozen. But
the red:-kins had the old-fas] ‘oned
muzzle-loaders, while we were armed
with Winchesters.
“There wasn’t a rock or tree for
miles, and we had to just stand up to
the rack and take our fodder. One
of the party wasa mining engineer,
who had been prospecting for pay
rock and had with him several
pounds of dynamite and an elec
tric battery. He was a Yankee—one
- R e e ale ol o 4
would find a way to get out of per
dition though all Milton’s terrors
guarded the exit. He concealed the
explosive in the grass, attached his
wire, and we retreated 400 yards
and stopped. The redskins didn't
waste any time maneuvering; they
came and saw and expected to con
quer in short order. On they came,
straight as the crow flies, and we lay
down in the grass with rifles cocked.
I tell you, it was an interesting mo
ment for us.
“If the battery failed to do its
duty we were gone to a man. But
it didn’t. The ‘blue-belly’ had
dropped his hat near the Vesuvius,
so that he could tell just when to
touch the button. When the fore
most horse reached the hat he turned
on the current. There was an ex
plosion that made the very ground
reel, and the air for forty rods was
tul of horse flesh and fragments of
noble red men, saddles and rifles,
blankets and buckskin. ‘Now’s our
time, boys,’ I called, and we ran for
ward and began pumping the lead in
to the terrifled savages as fast as we
could pull a trigger. The remnant
of the party took flight, and I am
known among the Sioux to this day
as the thunder maker. The title
does not belong to¢ me, but it is
mighty good capital in their coun
try. "
} The Laughing FPlant.
A curious plant grows in Arabia,
called the laughing plant. It is of
moderate size, with bright yellow
flowers and soft, velvety seed pods,
each of which contains two or three
seeds, resembling black beans. The
natives frequently dry the seeds and
reduce them to powder. It is said
that a dose of this powder produces
a similar effect to that of laughing
gas. It causes the most sober person
to dance, shout and lauzh in an ex
tremely boisterous manner, and to
run. about doing the most ridicu
lous things for an interval of half an
hour or more. “As the effects of
‘the powder wear off,” says the
- World’s Progress, “exhaustion sets
i in, and the person falls into a deep
sleep. When he awakes several!
hours later, he has not the slightest
recollection of anything he did while
under the influence of the drug.”
THis world is not made for a tomb,
but a garden. You are to be a seed,
not a death. Plant yourself, and
you will sprout; bury yourself, and
you can only decay. For a dead op
portunity there is no resurrection.
The only enjoyment, the only use to
be attained in this world, must be
attained on the wing. Each day
brings its own benefit; but it has
none to spare. What escapes to-day
is escaped forever. To-morrow bas
no overflow to atone for the lost yes
terdays. e
SUBSCRIPTION, §
RESTAURANTS IN PARIS.
Decline of the Cafe Old Style and Rise
ot the Brasserie.
Our contemporary, the Gaulois,
says the Paris Galignani Messenger,
referring to the approaching sale of
the well-known Cafe Tortoni, la
ments the decline in popularity and
the rapid disappearanceof the modest
old white and gold cafes, simply fur
nished, and so well adapted for men
tal repose and quiet conversation,
which at one time were dotted all
over Paris. It looks with disfavor, if
not dislike, upon the pretentious es
tablishments which are fast super
seding them—the brasseries, with
their painted windowsand sumptuous
appointments. It is true, perhaps,
that the old-fashioned cafe is fated
to disappear in Paris, and that it
will be found no longer, except in
charming old world provincial towns.
The surest sign is that we no longer
drink coffee in cafes. We take our
demi-lasse either at home or in the
restaurant. We know that we never
find this demi-lasse satisfying; that
the places are few where they stili
love and take pride in this delicious
beverage, black and fragrant, strong
and exciting, which clears the brain,
purifies the thought, stimulates
apathy, and dispels the blues. No,
the day is past, or almost past, of
this cup of coffee taken away from
home, which was so much in honor
100 years ago, but which had to yield
before the all-conquering bock. It
was the helpmeet of wine, and the
sensuality of the eighteenth century
discovered in this flery coffee the
spark which kindled the flame of its
wit. Will the restless nineteenth
century decisively elect to pursue its
meditations around tables groaning
with salvers laden with the foaming "
and frothy juice of the hop? Wx
would fain think otherwise. And yet
the rows of brasseries keep on lenzth
ening along the causeways. Crowds
flock to them, winter and summer,
inside and outside; the smoke of in
pumerable pipes mounts upward, un
limited beer flows, and an imitation
of Germany springs up in our midst,
but without Germany’s flne poetio
dreams and lofty metaphysical specu
lations. It is when we return from
‘ weda e locaa il %Ufi
wm'm '
’ prehend the charm of the terrace of
cafes along a boulevard, steeped in
‘sunshine and shadow, which, in spite
of the crowds and the vehicles, looks
like a delicious walk in a park.
THE people of the city of Detroit
are to be commiserated. Subjects
for brain treatment in their idiot
asylum have become a majority on
their Board of Education. Uncon
scious of the grotesqueness of the
proposal, they have adopted a resolu
tion declaring that no one shall be
permitted to teach in the city schools
except persons “educated” in them.
At what time education may be said
to be accomplished is a question over
which wide difference may prevail.
But that education in its true sense
has about begun at the age when
girls and boys graduate from high
school benches is too well established
for debate. On the jejune and rudi
mentary element thus to be obtained,
the wise men of Detroit propose to
make the city schools hereafter ex
clusively dependent. A Lycurgus
once tried to make Sparta great by
shutting off all intercourse with the
outside world and substituting iron
currency for gold and silver, with a
standard of value that required a
yoke of oxen to remove a small sum,
80 large was its bulk. Sparta learned
in the ruin of her arts and industries
the practical meaning of exclusive
statesmanship. That an American
city should surpass in 1893 the stu
pidity of a crank in the ninth cen
tury before the Christian era was not
to be expected. The Detroit School
Board is entitled to the fools’ palm.
NEITHER learning, nor philosophy,
nor advantages of any kind, hold a
monopoly of correct judgment as to
the right and wrong of the every-day
affairs of life. He who, with ordi
nary intelligence and a sincere de
sire to do right, trusts to his own in
stinctive ideas of what is right, is
far more likely to decide wisely and
to act justly than one who uses his
brains to weave subtle arguments, to
find specious excuses, evasions and
contradictions, or to discover some
supposed conflict of duties which
shakes his previous firm convictions.
JosEpH Srcow, a Montana miner,
failed to raise ar) by playing a stake
sufficient to cuawe him to get mar
ried. As a compromise he deftly
raised the top of his head with a
shotgun, depositing it at considerable
distance, to the great annoyance.of a
worthy coroner. The bride not-to-be
should rejoice circumspectly that
Joseph did not succeed in beating the
game.

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