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KXOXVILLE, TENN., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1S70.
A REVIEW OF THE WEEK.
It Is somewhat difllcult to draw -atlhfae-tory
conclusions from the conflicting and
In some cases non-s-c'n'-enslclal telegrams
wc have received from Europe for the past
few days. Wc do not consider the engage
ments of Tuesday or Wednesday general
engagements. "There was unquestionably
some desperate fighting, but It was in the
main such as wc would naturally expect
.from the vigorous and rapid pursuit made
by the victorious Germans, lieginning
with the first battle about Motz, it seems
that ever since the two armies have fought
continuously, persistently, and desper
ately. Napoleon's first bulletin of Sunday's
conflict admitted that his army in cross
ing to the left bank of the Moselle were
surprised to find the Prussians there in
force. Though claiming to have repulsed
them subsequent events show that he was
But, while tho retreat of the -French to
wards Verdun was intercepted on Monday,
it now appears that tho result of Tuesday
and Wednesday's battles was to effect a di
vision of the army. It will appear from
tliis morning's dispatches tlml in Friday's
engagement the French army was fairly
dcfeattid afld completely divided. A por
tion Qf'itTiias been driven back upon Met.,
hi tlfS'language of King William, having
been-first totally routed. -In this critical
situation-, with the Germans numerically
superior, elated with their uninterrupted
series of successes, and fully appreciating
the advantages they now enjoy, we may
i est assured that .Napoleon will be given
little time for recuperating. With his ar
my divided, part of it defealed and driven
back upon Met, in. the face of the rein
forcements constantly being forwarded to
King William, and . with the other part
discomlltted by ropeiited reverses and )HirT
.sued :by the larger part) of 'tho Pruwiun ar
my iowards Paris, we .may expect- a con
tinuation of the .struggle v"e have-' chronl-
I'lod ihirinir'the wist 'week. '
We liavo been furnisliedwitli many re
ports of French success, but they have no
substantial foundation.- Tho march of the
GemiaiYs" has" beeii.'Y'oniparatlv'ely speMf
ing, uninterrupted'. Though not always as
successful 'as Ihoy hoped, their eombiha
tions have, in the main, been fully carried
dut, nnd the campaign is, as u whole, with
out a parallel in the history of military
It has been suggested that the danger to
the Germnns.is increased with every mile
they advance into- tho French territory
We cannot think that u General wlpi-
wliole military history lias been as brilliant
and unclouded as Moltko's will forget the
very first principle of military science. Ills
bae of supplies is neither long iur ex
posed. Tils army is being constantly and
rapidly re-inforccd and inspired with daily
successes such as would shed glory upon
any army ever marshaled. We need not
fear that he will lead it into dangers not
fully comprehended or prepare" I for. Wo
have every reason to expect for tho coming
week events quite as exciting and decisive
as those of the past.
Our advices this morning servo to ex
plain and make more satisfactory the con
flicting and unintelligible dispatched of
last week's battles about Met.. It seems
jiow froiii the official dispatches published
in Uerlin, that tho main object of the des
perate struggles of Sunday, Tuesday, Wed
nesday ami Friday of last week, on the
part of Moltko, has been llually accom
plished and Razaino's army defeated and
out generalled,,is at lat forced back into
Met. Tho original plan of Von Moltko
can now be carried out. liiizaine's army
forced into Metz can bo masked by a few
corps, as were tho Austrian ut'Konigratz,
in the celebrated campaign of 1800. Tilts
would release say the army of Gen. Stoln-
metz to join the Crown Prince in a grand
forward movement on Paris.
The latter commander seems to bo about
Bar-le-Due, an important point midway
on tho important lino of railroad from
Nancy to Chalons. His troops (probably
cavalry) are reported in Paris to be at
Chauniont and Chatlllon, botli important
railroad centers.' Tills cavalry is probably
destroying the railroad running out from
Paris, so as to completely cut olf all com
munication with liazaine.
rt'1. r..,... II. ...to lw.lf.5 lwtt
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ucnerai u rocnu is preparing mr u
siege. ii is eviiieiuiy espeeieu. nu
.army of the Crown Prince Is probably
mm strong.. It will be joined byi( large
portion of the armies engaged last week in
ilrlvlng nacit anu wcaKcning tne army ot
lin.alne. Tlio two nrinlcs together, rein
forced by new troops dally forwarded from
Prtsla, will bo able, we should think, to
cope successfully with any new army Na
poleon can muster. This week will proba
bly give us battles about Chalons or Paris.
Pjtn,Ai)i:i.rJHA, August22. The Union
League National Committee met hero to
day and passed resolutions of sympathy for
ADMIRAL FARRAOUT'S FUNERAL.
Tho funeral of tho lato Admiral of the
United States army took place at Ports
mouth, New Hampshire, on the 17th lust.
We give below a brief description of the
services and funeral procession. Wo par
ticularly Invite the attention to the elo
quent address of .Dr. Montgomery, and to
the facts concerning tho old hero therein
stated, all of which will be of deep inter
est to every American. The body of Farra
gut will bo removed to Annapolis, Mary
land, next fall, and buried there In accord
ance with ills expressed wish :
THE UXKHAI. 1'IIOCKShlON.
Tho remains wore inclosed in nn decant me-
talic Collin, heavily hidcn with flowers, aud
wore borno on a luor from the steamer bv ten
seamen from tho United State' receiving ship,
Vnmlmm. and ltiacou in a ltenrsc, wiitcn tnen
took its nlitco in the procession. On cither sido
walked tho pnll-bcarer, twelve m number, offi
cers in tho army aud navy, viz : Hear Admiral
Thatcher, Commodore Stendtnnn, Commodore
ilatlgor, Captains Parrott and Weld, Commo
dore Potter, of tho Franklin. Paymaster Wat
ton, tho surgeon of tho Vaudalla, Chief Engi
neer Jlooro, Col. MoCa'ully,' Commander of 'ho
Marino Corp3 of Boston, Gen. McDowell :. id
ucn. loiter, xnpneamo tno ouiciating clergy
men and sunrcoiif. followed bv tho remains of
tho li .norcd dendt nnd a doublo lino of carria
ges 'iitaming Mrs. Fnrrngut and her son, ox-
I." i I illlll'l M l'tlL'3 UUII 1U1, Lillll,
Paf' -on and Wihon, Gen. Hanks nnd many
othc- dignitaries. Following thoso enmo a pro
ce5si"ii n milo in length, consisting of seamen
of the lTnitc(,tftate3 jfnvy, and olllcers of tho
Army, officers of tho Army and Navy of tho
Gulf," tho Grand Army of tho itcpublic, tho Firo
Department of tills city, Society of Odd Fel
lows and Maons of this city, memberi of tho
Press, the City Government, Collectors of tho
Port', and officers of Customs of this city nnd
Huston, State officials of this and other States
foreign officers, United States Senators and
members of Congrcs-. Ex-Sfcnators nnd mem
bers, with Ex-Governors of sovend States, citi
zens on foot and in carriages. ,
ADDKKSS OK 1111. MOXTOOMKIIY.
Dr. Montgomery then made a brief ad
dress to thcTitournersand congregation, in
substance iis'folIow.s :
Tho glorious old Admiral is dead, and the
news 1)1 tho bereavement had Hashed all over
tho continent, and u nation wept to-day over one
not mora honored than lio wnf , beloved. Soldiers
nnd sailors nnd ministers of God, and influen
tial citizens, nnd civic bodies came up tins day
to tenderlv consign to hi narrow honso one who
was as much dt'tinguMicd for his purity of
character us for his croi;tnes in war. As the
press bad spread abroad a faithful account of
ltis life niul history, lie would not detain them
by referring to them, but would nlludo to one or
two salient points in his career. Ono of tho
greatot points in the Admiral's character was
111? compliance with that beautiful Inw which
regulated Grecian architecture, bis obedience
nnd trust in tho laws of God. Ho eunno-ed it
would bo bard to find within tho- rnngo of hu
man experieneo a man of greater impersonation
of truth than Admiral Farragut. Ho spoke nnd
loved tho truth, tho wholo truth nnti nothing
but tho truth. Ho " nover sold tho rieht to
servo tho hour, nor faltered with eternal .God
for power,1' In.tliis characteristic, and in Ids
modesty and freedom from ostentation, history
will place him by tho sido of Washington and
"Wellington. His exploit at Mobile in his lofty
post of danger, presiding over tho battle, is typi
cal ofdiis'wholodife, nnd hero, ,aid tho doctor, I
wish t5 state il'fitct which Is liOt'genorttlly knowii
tothi congregation and the public. On that
occasion, wltiio tho Admiral was lashed in the
rigging of tho Hartfyrd, ho offered uri prayer
in tlio following jvordi: 'lpJi.God:3iiy Maker,
lead me to do Ibis 'day wllntH right nnd best for
my country. ' in ntuwer to too prayer tno Ad
miral said 'jio heard a voice from heaven, which
seemed, in tono? of thunder, to sny, "Go for
ward !'' Hooboyed tho voicunnd went forward,
and conquered In speaking of his tender nnd
sympathizing nature, the reverend geutlemnu
said that no man ever united tho feminine qual-itie-,
tho fortitude of woman, and tho more ro-bu-t
attributes of tho sterner sex, than did Far
ragut. His life, in its Jofty devotiojt, taught tho
lesson to our youth that ho who obeys tho high
bohc-ts of duty, witlt tho toil of henrt, head and
hands, ,mji i,d thoso heights of duty sealed
elose Upon tho" shining table-lands of heaven.
"O! good, gray head, which all men know!
0! iron nerve, to cacli occasion true!
O! fniio.Wtafeh.'v.'' -fflwa-'
That to tSt riigtli 1 fRP-iylP 2 '
Which tnlTOr'qiinr& todll1nTPwlH(U tliat
' , -.'.
Ono suggo'Uminro wished to inlikVtlint notli
ing more appropriate to his memory could bo
done by tho Government and people, than to
erect a pure white column, surmounted with his
statue, and inscribed withoingjXlijt)ijiling
exploits otisitjgivriomgoiijGrj5i)OKu ui
tho comfort tlio A'tlfnintl dopriyd from soma of
tho beautiful hymns of pfahfojfainoiig tlieui
"Jesus, Snjior of my soul,"
nnd tho granite hymn
" How firm a foundation, yo Saints of tho Lord."
Mi:i.AXCHoriY End. On the body of a
young man taken out of tho Seine a fort
night ago was found a paper with the fol
lowin&wjmlB:., 'SJpbody is to bo accused
of mvTTpalli'ft IhStlaccouipany Ingjpapers
will establish ln'vfflOfilciltlty. -Jtim an or
of luxurv and Idleness, I am capable of
nothing but to kill myself. And 1 do so."
It will heln tho leader to understand
n,uitarY operations in France to remember
i tnat llie 1'rUssian iorces consist oi an vriny
of the North, under General Steinnietz,
umIin. rilK.L. i,'m1orlck Charles, compris-
lug tho Hccond, Third, Fourth, and Twelfth
Corps ; and an Arinv of the fsouth, under
the Crown Prince Frederick William, com
prising Clio Fifth Corps, the Guards, and
the South Germans.
A Maine pltper gives a very thrilling
description of the drowning of two young
ladles it WestiKirt, In that state, last week.
It appeared, however, that while tho op
erations were in progress for the recovery
of the hollies, the young females in qnes
tlon were enjoying the fun from a retired
nook on shore.
fortune'; Thad the weakness? to dissipate it
in the pleasure, of debauchery. .To-day,
wlthdiirfcsoufccs. hut habituated to a life
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH.
FUKG1GX XEW'S I1Y THE t.VHLK.
iMarshal ltazainc's Army Cut in Two.
It is Driven into Melz by (he I'nissians.
The Second French Army at Chalonsi
The Crown Prince Advancing on Paris.
German Cavalry Cutting Communication
Paris Preparing for a Six .Months Siege.
(Jcn. Trochn's Address to the Parisians.
Intervention of Italy and Austria.
'i iivsTiin ISii'tiitrit .lIoK'iiiciit l liuloiis
to lie riimlteil.
i'Aitis, August 22. The Gmdoin says the
Diplomatic Corps meets daily.
Xi:w Yokic, August 22. 'l'he l'aris cor
respondent of the Courier dm lilats Unix
says: " I have myself seen the latest dis
patches from Bnzalne. He declares posi
tively Ills victory. II Is strategical movement
was accomplished, but it was attended with
. The correspondent reproaches the Gov
ernment for withholding this reassuring
dispatch from tho public. He sums up the
combats of the last seven days as having
been favorable to its, but it brings no de
cisive results. One thing U ceiialil, the
army of the Crown Prince continues its
.ma'reh towards Paris, via VI try lu1 Fran
cois, avoiding Chalons.
The Kmneror and McMahon are at Cha-
lon. In the meantime, Trochn's meas
ures indicate the besiegnient of Paris as
imminent. Yesterday 60,000 guns were
distributed, and grain in vast quanti
ties. Paris is provisioned for eight months.
Pauls, Aijgiist 22. The Prussians are
besieging Strasburg. They have diverted
the course of the river to stop Htrasburg's
water. The commandant sent at noon for
fighting material from the city.
Paius, August 22. The destiuc'tion of
the Hois de Hologne lias been commenced.
The ramparts aro fully armed and the
forts amply prepared. The entrance to the
city can be closed ut any moment by draw
bridges. It is reported that h, case of a
siege straitgers will bo compelled to leave.
'l'he Minister of tho Interior publishes a
note from the Minister of War, to tills ef
fect : "Having no coimmiuicctiou from
Hazaino for two days, I think his plans
have not yet succeeded. The heroic Con
duct of our soldiers, facing superior "num
bers of the enemy, permits tho hope of suc
cess in other operations".''
The enemy's pickets have appeared at
The Journal OQlcicl contradicts the report
of the Kmperor's illness and says lie will
command the Imperial Guard in the, next
great battle for" the defense, of Paris', ilfe
is actively equipping artillery regiments,
and increasing several already gone to the
One hundred priests, going to the army
as hospital assistants, marched through
Paris with knapsacks on their backs. The
crowd was deeply Imiircs-cd.
Toul was bombarded on the 10th, but
not materially damaged.
London, August 22. The Garde Mobile
are leturuinu to Paris, doubtless for arms.
The Prussians intend to surround Met,
llisniurek's regiment has several times
been reported annihilated. They were
never under fire.
It is said Hazaino is absolutely cut off
from resources. McMahon isaKo believed
to be surrounded. Convoys with provis
ions have gone forward to both armies.
One hundred and fifty thousand men
have passed to the front through Piirhlghicje
It is thought the march of tho Prussians
cannot be checked before reaching Paris.
There are st.id to be three hundred thou
sand good troop at and around Pails.
It is beliewd one decisive battle will give
Paris to the Prussians.
London, August 22. A lcttter from Vic
toria to Kugenie, dented August 15th, relat
ing to mediation, is published. Victoria
regrets her inability to mediate. .She thinks
tho time inopportune.
Tho Prussians are surrounding Verdun.
The camp at Chalons is abandoned, and
the troops there are ordered along the line.
The plan of tlio Crown Prince teems to
bo to advance along tho valley of tho Aubc.
it is said McMahon Is performing strate
gical movements preliminary to action,
which Ha.aine is expected to support.
Huzulne has at last been supplied with
food and ammunition.
Tho Sicclc to-day says it js certain we
must accent a sletre.
'1 wo ot JJismarcK'H sons aro wouuiicti at.
McMahon's headquarters at Dlzier.
Letter from King William.
lU'.iii.ix, August 22. An extract from a
letter from King William to the Queen,
dated at llesonville, August 10th, says:
"At 8:!to, p.m., tlio fighting gradually
ceased. Without this, I should have acted
as I did at Koniggratz. Von' Itoon saved
me this alternative. The troops linvo per
formed miracles of valor against an enemy
equally brave, who withdrew by Inches,
resuming the offensive only to he again
repulsed. I cannot foretell the enemy's
fate. I shrink from learning our losses."
Correspondence of fhe (.'lironiclc.
GltAM) IIavi:n, Michigan, Aug. 10.
As 'Indicated in mv lust letter. 1 visltcil
tho great Western metropolis, arrlvinir
there on Haturday night at 10 o'clock
Tho President Inl imrtv 1 mil ti fiu Iwiiir
Tlio Presidential natty had a few hours
earlier arrived from tit. Louis, by way
Springfield. Tho vi-it of tho President
tot. Louis, it is wild, was on business strict
ly private, and that he desired no public
demonstration in his behalf, but. there
seemed to be a determination, however, to
honor the distinguished visitor and his
high olTlec. lie was invited by aud agreed
to meet tho Union Merchants Exchange,
of Si. Louis, within the Merchants' Ex
change building, on Friday last.
His arrival in Chicago on Saturday even
ing was the first visit Grant has paid this
great city since lie lias occupied the Presi
dential chair, aud his arrival occasioned
something more of u demonstration than
he seemed to desire. A good deal of enthu
siasm was nianifest'-d at the depot, and a
reception was held in tlio evening at the
I left Chicago on yesterday atlh.'K) a. ji.,
on the Michigan Central Itailroad, via
Michigan City, Kalamazoo and Grand
ltaplds. The country through which we
passed in Southern Michigan Is not calcu
lated to impress you favorably. The coun
try dwellings generally present an uncouth
exterior, and aro Inferior to tho country
residences in tho better districts of our own
State. 1 found Kalamazoo to be an elegant
little city, and was much surprised at its
size anil tlio amount of business, dono there.
telle is looKing up, ana wltli lier railroad
connections, is destined to be quite a city.
Grand ltapids is a growing city, doing per
haps a larger-business than any city in the
The crops in tills State are good geneii'!
ly. Tlio hay crop in some tedious is light,
and the hop crop, though perhaps a little
short, is said to be of excellent quality.
Many of the yards have been abandoned
in tlio State of Michigan, to that tlio num
ber of acres arc much los than last year.
Tho probability is that tho home consuiim-
tlon will largely absorb thesupply, leaving
only a small surplus' for exportation, and
prices, it is thought, will range at a remu
nerative point. Tho amount of the old
crop on hand will have a tendency to de
press priced when tho market Hist opens.
The fall campaign is opening up lively In
the northwest, and on the part of the 'Re
publican party promises to bo a vigorous
one. The Democracy aro determined and
will niako tlio best fight possible; but they,
nevertheless, feel that thoyliavo lost a deal
in giving tlio gouty old despot of Franco
their sympathies, as against the German
The duty of the Republican party of
Tennessee is a plain one. Organization,
thorough and complete, is tho first duty of
every true Republican. Put none on guard
hut lire, working, true, thorough-going Jtc
publicons: men who can grasp and com-
prcnciia tno great, Jiving issues ot tne day.
Let us avoid Issues which have divided Re
publicans in tlio past. Let the (lead sleep.
Tho past was well enough for itself ; we
have now to do with the living present.
Tho times demand live men tho tomb
claims tiie dead.
The census marshals aro busy taking the
census throughout the country, andconside
litblo progress is being lnado In their ardu
ous duties. Tlio Democracy are complain
ing in many places that tho returns do not
foot up large enough ; and accuse the Mar
shals of incompetency, etc. some claim
ing that if Democrats had boon appointed,
the reports would have been much larger.
This is, perhaps, true, for, if we mistake
not, the Marshal is allowed a certain
amount for each name entered. So we see
It would be an' eay manner after having
scon every person in his township or coun
ty, for tlio Marshal to put down tlio names
o"f thoso wlio have ljcon in his district if
they had not hce.n somewhere else.
r'lcave on a vessel tills evening for Mil
waukle, across tho lake. T.
While the war is progressing in Europe,
the attentioit'of every ono is drawn to tho
geography of the locality of present opera
tions. M!aps of the region are given In
many journals, and particular towns aro
often mentioned. Rut confulsion in regard
to these is quite likely to arise from tho
fuef thnt tho same nlace is often mentioned
under a different name, or, more frequent
ly, under u dlfl'erent orthography English,
German, or Frenelr: according as the map
or Information lias been drawn from one
or the other of these sources. Take an ex-
ninnloortwo: ColoL'iie (English,) Colon
(French,) Jvoln or Coin (German,) Mentz,
(English,) Mayenco (French,! Mainz (Ger
man,) not Metz. So also with regard to
t obicntz, f rauKiort, ami many omeis.
Then, too, perplexity may arise from
another source. There is often more than
one town of tlio same name, distinguished
usually by a sulllx or (hscriptlve phrase,
hut th'iw sufllx is sometimes omitted. Thus
In Franco aro Chalons-siii-Marne (Chalons
on the river Maine,) t hulons-sur-LoIre.
and others. The first of these is nearest
the seeiui of active operations, and now
usually referred to. This mode of distill'
iriiivjiiimr ,ii,.,.s of the same name is conv
inou In Europe. Thus, in England, we
have Newcastle-upon-Tyne, &c.
There are several places commencing
with S.iar spoken of Saarbruk, Soarlouls,
&c. These aro so called from being on the
river Saar. Tho final syllable of tlieso and
many other German towiiH has an etymolo
gical signification, a knowledge of which
often aids to a better understanding of the
situation of tlio place or tho reason of its
original designation. Thus, bruck means
bridgeburg, a castle or fortified town.
Smirlouis was founded by Louis XIV.;
bruun, or broon, means a well or fountain;
bach, a brook or rivulet; berg, a hill or
mountain. Springfield Jlcpublican.
Rui'Hrii'.i, August 21 Noon. It is" be
lieved that Austria and Italy aro deter
niinoil to Int.M'veiio hiltitlv and save Paris.
The Austrian concurrewco is momentarily
IMmuiiil Ahoiit's Description or the llnttle
lleld at Woertli.
Edmund About describes tho scours after
the battle of Woertli as follows: "OnesccH
solid regiments who proudly retreat, while.
k few bad Mildlors, disbanded, lost, demor
alized and disarmed, throw themselves des
perately Into each by-path. I arrived just
In time to stop three wretched Tureos,
mounted on artillery horse-, as they wiro
entering an old quarry with the liopo of
making a short cut from the field Our ar
tillery must have been roughly used, so
many cuNmuis passed along the road with
out guns. Rut here come one or two regi
ments of the line, quite linn, tolerably
complete in numbers, rifle on slioulderund
knapsack on back, llchlnd them Marshal
McMahon, calm, dignified, almost smiling
aud fresh as a rose. I salute him as ho
passes. He responds without noticing me.
Ono of his aides, M. Dalzac, names me.
Then tho old hero stops and tells mo, quite,
simply, the story of hisdefeat, thus : I had
only W.ono men and found loO.OOO In front
of me. Wo lyive given way before num
bers. They have killed or wounded about
."i.OOO men. but we shall have a revenge.
Explain tiiis to the public ; but where are
you going in that direction ?
" To Saverne," I reply.
" You will be captured. The Prussians
will be there in two hours," says the Gen
eral. " i have my wife and children there," I
" God preserve you. Do not fail to say
that the morale of tlio troops Is excellent.''
We shako hands. I exchange a few
pleasant words with M. Dalzac, and I
search vainly in the ranks of the stall'os it
moves on for tho laughing and kindly face
of M. Do Vogue, an ollicor of ordnance.
This fine young man, full of promise, was
killed by a bullet through the forehead,
and (.icn. Caloon with a bullet through tho
Last cm lies a regiment of Tureos; these
fellows have not thrown away their knap
sacks nor their arms. One of tho first
oines out of the ranks and clasps nieround
the neck. It is Albert Durv, a fellow-journalist,
and tho excellent fellow begins by
telling me :
" I have been to your houo; it is empty.
All y ur people are safe but you."
"i, as you sue, am linn as a post. Oh
my noor friends ; what a disaster."
" Ve will repair it though."
He runs oil' and disappears In tho motley
crowd of his comrades.
Schools and Material Prosperity.
Tlio following communication Is from
tho pen of a gentleman thoroughly ac
quainted with the subject of which lie
treats. Wo bespeak for It the earnest at
tention of our readers
That rood schools enhance the wealth
and prosperity of a community ton-fold
moro than their cost, oxnoricuco has placed
beyond the domain of controversy. How
long will it be before Knoxvillo capltallsUs
and property holdeis will seo anil act in
view of this truth. A. distinguished citi
zen at bt. Louis. Win. T. Hauls, In urging,
recently, his fellow citizens of that city and
of tho State of Missouri to the nio-l liberal
outlay of money for schools, after speaking
of the vegetable and mineral re-ources of
the Slate, says, "Rut these arc not wealth
to anybody. They mu.-t be utilized, and
this cannot bo dono by mere mechanical
labor. It is the dirceiirr Intelligence that is
required. Thi alone will impress Into its
service the elements, and force them to
lift and tear, and draw for it whenever and
wherever it lists. The one educcded di
netive man of the community creates
wealth enough to pay all the tuition In till
the schools of his town or city. When n
great industry is created, laboring people
lioek near, seeking the best way to gain a
livelihood. Tills causes real estate
to double and treble in value; this brings
commerce, and merchants thrive on tho
profit, of tho goods bought and consumed.
The whole wealth of tho community arises
from the application of directive intelli
gence, and the corollary deduced is this:
No other investntt'iit pays so well a a good
system of schools, kept up to foster tho
growth of this directive intelligence. Tlio
rugged soil of Massachusetts, unfitted for
agriculture, and furnishing In quantity
onlv cheap granite as its mineral resource,
yct'hns a population trained for seven gen
erations in public and private schools.
This population is tho most productive
comniunitv of its size in tho world. ItK
productive.' amounted, in 1S0O, to moro than
the entire staples of the West and South,
cotton, tobacco, sugar and rico included;
estimating these latter at 350,000,000.
Natural resources are nothing without the
disciplined skill to use them.
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A Sxaki: Ixcidhxt. One day last week
a little son or Daniel Musselman, near
Fairfield Pa., aged about eight years, was
out picking blackberries, a large black
snake, unseen by him, coiled itself around
his leg, as lie was picking berries through
a fence. The little follow,. finding himself
a prisoner and no help near, Hhowcd fight '
caught Ills snakeshfp by tho neck aud
choked It until he got two small stones,
when putting Ills head on one, wmi tno
other he soon had the snake dead. Then
freeing himself of It ho went to piCKing
berries again. The snake was of the racer
species, from four to live feet long. Tho
little fellow's hvs showed marks ot tho
squeeze for several days. OeUytburu Slur.
A voung mother was exhibiting with
considerable pride to a number of admiring
friends her llrst baby. Finally appoaching
little Dan, a boy of live yerfrs. the happy
parent said: " Dan, isn't this a dear lit
tle baby ?" Dan hesitated a moment, turn
ed ui) ills eyes, and answered : " Yes, but
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