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the v palladium:; ".r" .' .' ' ''"""-- " - -- - ... .. , - ", --,4 ' PUBLI8HKD KVERY WEDNESDAY BY B." W. D AVI HOLLO WAY A AVI, Proprietors BATES OF AUVCTIIM. I mitt On square one insertlon...... ..1100 For cacti, subsequent lusertloa per square... 60 me aq nare throe 1 mmrt 1 1 n , ,,..,. 2 00 I ne square three munth, , 8 GO One square six months , , ft 0 One square one year 15 00 he-fourth of s column one year. 86 00 f ?. "BE JUST AND FEAR NOT! LET ALL THE ENDS THOU AIM'ST AT, BE THY GOD'S, THY COUNTRY'S AND TRUTH'S ! " 1 me-half of s column one ymr.. &a on l'hree-fourths of a column one year 70 00 :ne column, one year, changeable TERMS. V" , U.S0 One yoarlu aUvanee...... VOL. XLIVJ RICHMOND, WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA, DEC. 10, 1 874. f Wbl Number, I a76 J NO. 40. quarterly . ...mLL. 100 06 mx mourns Three mouths - u 7 ! 1 Xetiees rents per line. RAILROAD TISK-IABtE. . . ' Pittsburg-, Cincinnati sad Si. Louts Railway. : PAN-HANDLE BOt'TE. , COSDKJCSKD TIME CARD. COM' BUS N'D IN DIANAPOLIS DIVISION NOV. 15. 1874. GOtKG WKHT. . No. 2. i No. 8. PitUburscl 20 pm Coluiubus;12:lA u'tj No. 6. 1:50am 4:00 piUlO:5aiu MU'ord. 1:11 am; 5:38 pmjIir.io.-Mn ... IMS '18 am 6:50 Pin 12:10pm i:wpiu I'rliaii. Pinna. J 3.-01 am, tfcoo pin BrudJuuJ 3: Main I 8:30 pm Greenv'le.. 4:10 am; Jim. 4 Klelim M 5:20 am 10:2. am CambrlW 63 am 11:10 am Knlehts'n' thai am 1122 pm lndlu'pUs.,8:25am 1:30 pm 2;pm 2:2Spin No. 10 8:50am 5: d)pm 6:35pm' 7:20pm 8:lKpm 8:30pm 9:15pm 10:10pm 4:10pn!10:42nm D-.01piujll:23pm 0:25pmi 12:55pm GOISO EAST. I No. 1. India'plis. Knights'n Cambii'ge Richm'iid GreeuVle. Brad Jan. 4:50 am 6:5S am No. 8. 7:00 pm 8:39 pm 6:33 am 1 9:20 pin 7M0anvi:uu pm 8:23am! So.. No. 6. tnqua Urb 8:55aml 70 anv 9-.l5aral 7:2 ami ars. lo:lOam 8:40 mn Milfoi-1... Ht:.'ilaia! 9:40 am Columbus 11:50 am 11:00 am Pittsburg.. . 7:l- pin' . Kos. 1.2, and 7 run Dally 9:35am 10:57am It :45am 12:25pin 2:15pm No. 7. 4:55pm 68pin 0:42pm 7:2-pin 8:20pm 8:50pm ; Dallf, except Sunday. 2:12pmi 9:lHpm 3:)pin io:i;tpiu 4:35pm 10:55pm 5:55pm 1 1:55pm 2:25nmi 7:25am All other trains Richmond d Nov, Cnlens;o Division. 15, 1874. CiOINO NORTH. , No. 2. 1 No. 8. No. 10. Clni-Innat. .J 7::t0am 70 pm lUchinond jWiHlam 10:10 pm Hagerat'n. ll:l(tsni ;10:52 pm Newcastle 12:10 am ;ilr21 pm Anderson. ,:. 1:10 pm . . 12:18 am Kokorao 35 pm 2:05 arn Ixxcansp't. ... 4:oopm ...... 8:10 am Crown it 7:20pm 6:20 am Chicago.. 98 pm . 8:00 am " 0OI'G SOUTH. , 5f0. , 1. No. 3. j Chicago. 7:50 pin 8:20 am . j . . Crown It.. 9:40 pm 10:04 am ! Logansp't. 12:55 am 1:20 pm I Kokomo... 2:05 am 2r28 pm Anderson. 8:42 am 4:11 pm Newcastle 4::am 5KW pm Hagenit'n. (Wain 5::M pm ; Richmond 550am 8:20 pm ; Cincinnati 9:00 am 9:25 pin No. 10 leaves Richmond dally. No 1 leaves Ctiicago uaily. All other trains run daily, except wunaay. Little Miami Division. Nov. 15, 1874. . . ooiro WBST. ' Pittsburg DresJunc Columb 's fiondon Xenia Morrow -Clncinati Xenia...., Dayton... Rlehra'd.. Ind'polls. No. 2. 20 pm IWWpml l5sm 8:40 am 5:15am No. 4. 5:00 am No. 6. 1-jOam 7:23 am 10:0-") am 2:30aml 7:10am 6:00snt!Uam 8:28 am 10:.'t0am -7:20 am J 8:10 am 10:10 am 1:80 pm 12:15 pm 2:oO pm 12)pml 1:15 pm n.M pm 8:25 pm No. 10. 8:50 am 2:59 pm 5:10 pm 6:88 pm T.t pin 9:(r7 pin 10:45 pm 8:1) pm 9:00 pin GOIKG EAST. NO. 1. Ind'polls U. Rlehmnd Uayton... 8:30 am Xenia, 1 9::t0am CincimiU' 7SM)m Morrow -.1 8:28 am Xesia i 9:85 am London ...10:43 am Columb s 11:45 am DresJunc 1:67 pm No. 8. 12:50 am 2:03 am 85 am 6:25 am Pittsburg! 7:15 pun 120 pm No. 5. t No. 7. 9:35 am 12:40 pm 8:46 pm'. 1:20 pm 2:49 pmt 32 pm 7:10 pm 8:40 pm 9:45 pm 55 pm 10:55 pm m pm ii:ot) pm 8:8ipm 22 am 2oaiu 7:2oam Nos. 1, 2, 8 and 7 run IhUly to and from Cincinnati. All other Trains uaiiy, except Sunday. w. t. u'bkikiM, Oenl Passenger and Ticket Agent. C.B.n. Wayne Railroad. . OOIBa NORTH. i R ml A ex.10-.00 am Portland ac....40pm j (HIINIl BOITH. Portland ac... 9:00 am O R m'l A ex. 6:25 pm Mail Tli - Table. GOING NORTH Including nil places sup plied (rom the Chicago R. It., and the Ft. Wayne R. U. closes at 10:30 a. m. , GOING SOUTH 1. Including Cincinnati and all pointa beyond, clones at 7:3 a. m. , 2. Including all places supplied from the Cincinnati Railroad, 60 p. ni. GOING EAST Including all places sup pltol Irom the Columbus It. R., and all Eastern and Central States, closes at 100 a. 111. Via Dayton and Xenia Rail road, closes 6:00 a. m. GOING WEST 1. Including Indianapolis and all points beyond, closes 10:00 a. m.; 2. same as above, closes 7:30 p. in.; 8. in cluding all points supplied by the Indi anapolis Railroad; also, Chicago and all points west and northwest, closes 80 p. m. . To Webster, Williamsburg and Bloomings port, ou Tuesday, Thursday and Satur day, at 20 p. m. To Cox's Mills, White Water.Bcthel and Ar ba, on Monday. Wednesday and Friday, at 12:00 m. To Ablngton, Clifton and Liberty, on Mon- dy and Friday, at 7:00 a. m. To Boston, Beechymire, Goodwin's Corner, and College Corner, on Tuesday and Friday, at 12:30 m. , MAILS ARE OPEN At 8:00 a. ra. from Indianapolis and Cincin nati and beyond. At 110 a. m. from Cincinnati, way and through mails. At 40 p. m. from East via Columbus Hail road, and Dayton and Xenia Railroad. At 70 p. m. from North, via Chicago Rail road and Fort Wayne Railroad. At 80 p. m.froru Indianapolis and beyond. Oflloe open from 70 a. m. to 7:30 p: ni. On Sunday, from 9:00 to 10o a. in. Dec. 1 1874. B. W. DAVIS. P. M. Look After the Eyes. Multitudes of men and women have made their eyes weak for life by the too free use of eyesight, reading small print and doing fine sewing. In view of these things it is well , to observe the following rules in the use of the eyes : Avoid all sudden changes be tween light and darkness. Never read by twilight or on a very cloudy day. Never sleep so that, waking, the eyes shall open on tho light of the window. Do not use eyesight by light so scant that it requires an effort to discriminate. - Never read or sew directly in front of the light of a window. It is best to have the light from above, or obliquely, or over the left shoulder. Too much light creates a glare, and pains and confuses the sight. The moment you are sensible of an effort to distinguish, that moment stop and talk, walk or ride. As the sky is blue and the earth green,- it would seem that the ceil ing should be a bluish tinge, the carpet green, and the walls of some mellow tint. Thomomeni you are instinctively inclined to rub the eyes, that mo ment cease to use them. If the eyelids are glued together on waking, do not forcibly open them, but apply salve with the finger and then wash your eyes and lace with warm water. The Democratic Party. f shall the democratic party De re stored to power? No question of more momentous consequence was ever , , 1 . 1 . " 1 addressed to me A-merican peopie. Those who are now disposed to an swer it in the affirmative should first consider what the distinctive charac teristics of the Democratic party were hen ltwent outof omce in lsbl. We have but to recall the opeuing Bcepes ol the rebellion a cowardly, cringing Democratic President, a treacherous, treasonable Democratic Cabinet, defi ant, threatening Democratic rebels in the benate and liousc ot Congress ut tering maledictions against the iNorth, and shaking off the dust of their feet against the Union as they haughtily stalked away to join the insurgent armies or to accept civil office under the Confederate States Government; wretched Democratic leaders skulk ing behind constitutional technicali ties that the constitution, the laws, liberty itself, might the more easily be stricken down. This, in brief, was the situatton the nation playing with a gigantic rebellion for the stake of its lite, and the Democratic party l-etting on the rebellion. Was there, during all the dark hours of the war. any suspension of Democratic hostility toward the tie publican party, which, foot to foot with the toe. waged a douDttui struggle for the preservation ol the Union? Historv has made its record, and it points to no instance where the Dent ocratic party rose above bitter ana uu relenting partisanship to the dignily of a consideration of the superior claims of the Constitution and of the country. Witness, as the culminat ing act of a uniform course of carping criticism and open opposition, the res olution ot the Democratic iNational Convention of 18G4. When the re bellion was trembling on the verge of helpless collapso, that convention, re presenting the principles and the per sonnet ot the iiemoeratic party, sot emnlv declared the war a failure and - ...... n impudently demanded that terms ot peace, latai to the unity 01 tne nation, he ottered to the chietn ot the uonted eracv. How much better 13 the Democratic record since the war? W hich of the amendments, now a part of theCon stitution. did it support: Which ot them did it not oppose with every weapon ot political wariarer v nai act ot reconstruction did the Demo cratic party not oppose with the mott heated denunciation no less than the last resources of entreaty and argu menu .But the amendments were adopted, and the measures of recon struction were supported by a vast majority of the people as essential to the future peace of the country no less than as acts of common justice in atonement for crimes done against a despised race in the abused name of liberty. Do the American people re gret that they crushed out the rebel lion.- freed the negro, made him a citi Zen, ' and conferred upon him the right of suffrage? Do they regret that thev pursued the rebels from Atlanta to the sea," and finally brought them to bav at Appomattox Court House? Do they regret that they raised the flag from the dust where it was trailed bv James Buchanan and the Democratic party in order that rebels might trample and spit upon it? t they do they are in accord with the Democratic party as it was and as it is; for no single act of the Democratic party can be pointed to as evidence that, as apolitical organization, it has not been pervaded by the stunt ot treason during every day and hour irom 1861 to 1874. And what we mean by treason, as applied to the Democratic party, is a state of violent and unyielding protest agaiust every uodamental act ot the republican party from the time of arming to resist rebellion, down to the adoption of the ast statute growing legitimately out of the constitutional amendments. And wo unhesitatingly declare that there is no evidence in the recent course of the Democratic party that it has not been and still is hostile to Constitution as it is, and inexorably bent on the restoration ox the Consti tution as it was. 'We are aware that few will believe it possible to circum vent the Constitution or ignore the etter, or nullify the spirit of the amendments. Few will believe the Democratic party capable of a base ness so great as the withdrawal f rom the colored race ot all the protection afforded by the reconstruction laws. standing between them and their for mer owners and their would be re-en slavers. We are aware that in these times, when great events succeed each other in rapid, almost bewildering successes, while it reduces him to vir tual slavery. It was through the negro, in slavery, that the Democratic party retained power the last dozen years of its anti war life; it is through the negro, deprived of the exercise of the right of suftragc, that the Demo cratic party expects to regain control of national affairs. It follows logically that the Democratic party is, by the very force of circumstances, the foe of equal political rights. It hopes to mount to place and power through the practical denial ot the right of suffrage to the negro; once in place, it will continue to disfranchise him as the guaranty of its retention" of power. To those who decline to interest themselves in the question of morals and humanity as entering into politi cal science and political practice, we desire to put the question: How long is the country likely to remain at peace with the Democratic party raised to power through a studied violation ot the principles upon which tne late War against rebellion was prosecuted to a susocssful issue? With the crushing out of the rebellion, Lincoln thought peace would come, ana come to stay. It did come, but will it "stay" if the principles lor which jLiocoin strove, and the country strove, are suffered to go by the board. This is a question ot vital consequence to tne capitalist, the merchant, the banker, the manutacturer, the tarmer, tne me chanic, the laborer to everybody. lor, when war breaks out, taxes rise. War not only mows down men, but unties the purse strings of every citi zen and robs him of a share of his earnings. Is there any reason to be lieve that the country will suner those principles to be abandoned for the preservation ot which it so recently offered to sacrifice everything but honor? If there is no doubt on this point, then there is no safety in en trusting the conduct of affairs to the Democratic party; no safety to the honor of the nitron, no safety to the pockets of the people. The Demo cratic party means reaction; is the country ready to take one backward etepf I he Democratic party brings to the front those leaders who, during the rebellion, were the most pro nounced enemies of the Union; is the country ready to support men now who were willing to see the country go to pieces then? We think not; be cause, morals and humanity aside, the people cannot afford to do wrong in politics even in a purely economic point of view. Inter-Ocean. Let us have peace." The Chicago Tribune very pathetically says: Louisiana wants peace. The whole , country wants peace, and peace must be had. It it be necessary to have peace in Louisiana, that the State should pass out of the hands of the men who are in office, then let it be so." Vicksburg has found peace by Causing the city and county to "pass out of the hands of the men who are (wore) in office." Peace was bought with the lives ot twenty or thirty lazy, worthless negroes. Peace came on the heels of the resignation of Republican officials compelled by a mob ot Democrats. I he magnanimi ty of the White Leaguers of Vicks burg to the connuered negroes is beau tifully exemplified in the following peaceful resolution adopted by a mass meeting 01 Democratic citizens ot Vicksburg: Unsolved, 'J hat while we are iully satisfied that Peter Crosby has caused armed negroes to march on the city, and should therefore be held mainly responsible tor all the blood that has been shed, we recommend all good citizens to'abstain from inflicting any personal violence upon him. and that we will use still further efforts f 0 have him removed from office in some legal manner. Of course Crosby is responsible for all the bloodshed, becasue he dared to hold the office of Sheriff, and be cause he dared to protest against being dispossessed by a mob. But these magnanimous whites, having kicked Crosby out ot ofhee, and hav ing slaughtered twenty or thirty ne groes because they objected to the oiitnmaptr a t it 1 rC x-w rrcti t n rr ixnfiAn their fellow assassins against lynching Crosby, lhe country ought to be grateful that Crosby's life is to be spared. But the country should be prepared to hear next that, with the merciful purpose of saving Crosby's life, he has been Dlacea under a guard of assassins, taken into the bush and shot by another party of rescuiing as sassins. Meantime, while negroes were being shot by the score in and around Vicksburg, the President's succession, the record of even recent solemn declaration ot his purpose to 1 a. t 1 x II ' I 'lrtnlAi)n iri f l-i ! nrrs'' V twAttiainna r history makes but small impression on busy, preoccupied mind. Uut we should not overlook the fact that only a dozen years ago a third of the entire population of the country subsisted almost solely off the enforced toil of some millions of negroes: that these poor wretches were bought and sold like cat tie; that they were whipped un- mercitully at the will ot the owner; that they were not unfrequently killed to gratily malice; that the black woman had no protection against the lust of the white man in a word, that they were slaves, borne down beneath all the cruelty, oppression, and suffering which that horrid condition, human slavery, implies. It will not be disputed, we think. that the great mass ot the white peo ple of the South are ol the opinion still that a state of slavery is the prop er condition of the negro. Jeff Davis says so; all Southern Democratic lead ers says so whenever there is not in view an immediate object to be pro moted by a concealment of real opin ions. The Georgia labor laws, the attempt to pass a peonage bill in Tex as, and a like effort now in progress in Arkansas, show plainly enough that the purpose of the white people of the South is practically to re-enslave the blacks. But there are nianv people at the North who are ready to say: "Away with the Southern question; let the South do as it pleases with the negroes; we have freed them and con ferred upon them the right of suffrage; let them work out their own salvation." To such we reply: It is more perilous to abandon the negro than to defend him; he cannot be got out of American politics until he is fully recognized as an integral part of American politics, with rights which all white men are bound to respect. Holding the right of suffrage; but forbid len to ex ercise it, the negro becomes an un willing ally of the Democratic party, forced to contribute negetively to its enforce with rigor'' the provisions of the Constitution was being transmitted from the Capital to the remotest quarters of the land: Wrhile I remain Executive, all the laws of Congress and the provisions of the Constitution, including the amendments added thereto, will be enforced with rigor. It is perhaps not out of place to say that it is now quite evident that neither the Constitution, nor the amendments, nor the laws of Congress can tie enforced in the commonwealth of Mississippi through the mild influ ence ot fetate papers Inter-Ucean FACTS FOR THE MARRIED. A Hnsbnnd Without a Fault And a wife 4 hat was Still Better. From the Territorial Enterprise. After having been married some weeks, it came into the head of a young husband in this city, one Sun day, when he had little to occupy his mind, to suggest to his wife that they should plainly and honestly state the laults that each had discovered in the other since they had been man and wife. After some hesitation the wife agreed to the proposition, but stipula ted that the rehersal should be made in all sincerity and with an honest view to the bettering of each other, as otherwise it would be of no use to speak of the faults to which marriage had opened their eyes. The husband was of the same mind, and his wife asked him to begin with her faults. He was somewhat reluctant, but his wife insisted that he was the first to propose the matter, and as he was at the head ot the house it was his place to take the lead. Thus urged, he be gan the recital. He said: My dear, one or the nrst faults 1 observed in you after we began keep ing house was that you a good deal neglected the tinware. You didn't keep it scoured as bright as it should be. My mother always took great pride in her tinware, and kept it as bright as a dollar. "I am glad that you have mentioned it, dear" s'aid the wife, blushing a lit tle; "hereafter you shall see no speck on cud or wan. .Fray Droeeed. "1 have also observed," said the husband, "that you use your dish-rags a long time without washing them, and then finally throw them away. Now, when at home, I remember that my mother always used to wash out her dish-rags when she was done us ing them, and then hang them up where they could dry, ready for the next time she would need them Blushing as before, the young wife promised to amend this iault The husband continued with a most formidable list ot similar faults, many more than we have space to enumer ate, when he declared that he could thmkot nothing more that was worthy ot mention Now," said he, "m dear, you be gin and tell me all the faults you have observed in me since we have been married." The young housewife sat in silence; her face flushed to the temples, and a great lump came in her throat, which she seemed to be striving hard to swallow. "Proceed, inv dear; tell me all the faults you have observed - in nie, spar ing none! Arising suddenly from her seat, the little wife burst into tears, and throw ing both arms about her husband's neck, cried: ' My dear husband, you have not a fault in the world. If you have even one. my eyes have been so blinded by iuy love tor yott that lone as e have-been married 1 have never once observed it. In my eyes you arc per feet, and all that you do seems to me to be done in the best manner and iust what should be done." Uut, inv dear, said the husband. his face reddening and his voice grow ing husky with emotion, just think. 1 have L'one and lound all manner ot fault with you. Now, do tell me some of my faults; I know 1 have many ten times as many as you ever had or ever will have. Let me hear them." "Indeed, husband, it is as 1 tell you; jou have not a single iault that 1 can see. w hafever jTou do seems right in my eyes; and now that I know what a good-for-nothing little wretch I am, I shall at once begin the work of reform, and try to make my self worthy of you." Nonsense, ray dear, you know sometimes 1 co away and leave you without any wood cut; I stay up town when 1 ought to be at home; 1 spend my money for drinks and cigars when 1 ought to bring it home to you; I JN o you don t, cried his wife; you do nothing of the kind. I like to see you enjoy yourself; I should be un happy were you to do otherwise than just exactly as you do!" God bless you, little wile! cried the now thoroughly subjugated hus band; "from this moment you have not a fault in the world! Indeed you never had a fault; I was but joking don't remember a word I said!" and he kissed away the tears that still trembled in the little woman's eyes. rsever again did the husband scru tinize the tinware nor examine the dish-rag never so much as mention one of the faults he had enumerated; but soon after the neighbor women were wont to say: "It is wonderful how neat Mrs. keeps everything about her huse. Her tinware is always as brmht as a new dollar, and I do believe she-not The Press on the Message. Taking the message altogether, it will not be found mischievous. The sins of the document are those ol sug gestion. The President has been al most as carelul about committing him self to anything definite, as if he were a member in good standing of the Democratic party, and his name was Bill Allen. Cincinnati Commercial. The country owes a debt of grati tude to President Grant and Secreta ry Bristow for their earnest efforts to lead it pack to specie resumption. By what method that end should be reached is a question of secondary im portance. lhe first necessity is to bring the country and Congress to de termine that by some method the end shall be reached as speedily as possi ble. Firmly adhering to this posi tion, which, since his veto message of last spring, had been abundantly vin dicated by events, and especially by the complete failure of legislation looking toward expansion as a means of relief, the President suggests a method by which specie resumption can be attained, and the Secretary of the Treasury sets forth the same plan somewhat more in detail. St. Louis Democrat. The message is notable for what it does not recommend, as well as for what it does. It does not recommend the undertaking of the trans-continental canals, as the suppositious organ at the capital led most people to expect, but it leaves these earth-disemboweling schemes to the Congres sional Transportation Committee. To them and to Congress is left the ques tion whether the Union shall be bound together by water-bands. He does not recommend additional legislation to enforce the civil and social rights of the freedmen, as in two former messages. He seems inclined to leave this to the logic of events. The phrase is our own, and we know not what it means, but it sounds well. Cincinnati Gazette. the any of Prescription for the Cure or Drun Henness. There is a curious prescription in England for the cure of drunkenness. by which thousands are said to have been assisted in recovering themselves. lhe recipe came into notoriety through the efforts of John V. Hall, father of the Rev. Newman Hall and Captain Vine Hall, commander of the Great Eastern steamship. He had fallen into such habitual drunkenness that his utmost efforts to regain him self proved unavailing. At last he sought the advice of an eminent physician, who gave him a prescrip tion which he followed faithfully for several months, and at the end of that time he had lost all desire for liquors, although he had for many years been led captive by a most de basing appetite. The recipe, which he afterward published, and by which so many have been assisted to relorm, is as follows: "Sulphate of iron, 5 grains; magnesia, 10 grains; pepper mint water, 11 grains; spirits of nut meg, 1 drachm; to' be taken twice a day." The preparation acts as a ton ic and stimulant, and so partly sup plies the place of lhe accustomed liquor, and prevents that absolute physical and moral prostration that follows a sudden breaking off from the use of stimulating drinks. A Moving- Scene In m Portland Hotel. A most painful sight, one which moved to tears several ladies who witnessed it, occurred at a hotel in Portland, a day or two since. A fine- s . 1 ly dressed, gentlemanly appearing man. a stranger in the city, was stop - ' ping there, and had with him his son. a bright appearing boy ot seven or ; eight years of age. The father had 1 evidently been on a protracted de bauch, and on the day in question had come to the dinner table with every nerve in a quiver and . his system shattered. He had eaten nothing for a day or two, and the little boy, with plaintive appeals, was urging him to partake of food. He was so intoxica ted that he could not lift his saucer to his lips, and the child, his little heart almost bursting with grief, was obliged to wait upon him as if he were an mtant. onlv washes, but iron3 her dish-rags!' And the neighbor men were heard to eay: "What a steady fellow M has got to be of late; he don't spend a dime where he used to spend dollars. and can never be kept from home half an hour when he is not at work. He seems to worship that wife of his Presevere against all discourage ments. Keep your temper. Employ leisure, study, and always have some work in hand. Be punctual and me thodical in business, and never pro crastinate. Never be in a hurry. Preserve self-possession, and do net be talked out of conviction. Rise early, and be an economist of time. Maintain dignity without the appear ance of pride; manner is something with everybody, and everything with some. Be guarded in discourse, at tentive, and slow to speak. Never acquiesce in immoral or pernicious opinions. Be not forward to assign reasons to those who have no Tight to ask. Think nothing in conduct unim portent or indifferent. Rather set than follow examples. Practice strict temperance, and in your transactions remember th i final account. A member of the Legislature, from a northern county, writes that it has already cost him fifty dollars worth of stamps in answering letters from ap plicants for office in the gift of the Leg islature, and he now swears that he will not vote for any man who fails to eend a stamp when he addresses him and expects an answer. Messrs. Roe and Lanham have not been subjected to this tax. True love has its usual unpleasant course in the bosom of a woman in the upper part of Evansville, Ind., who loved not wisely but too well. Her lover presented her with a late style set of false teeth to replace those missing from between the lips where his were wont to stray and steal the dew of love. But coldness finally came, and he sought another object lor his anechons. fche. too. happen ed to be toothless, and the lover had recourse to her whom he had deserted. and the teeth were wrested from her and presented to the new love. No. 1 wants the assistance of the police to recover the apparatus wherewith she disposes ot her usual pabulum. a a i 11. sv A leiiow rusneo into omce ODe morning with the interrogation 'What s the difference betweeD the mice that have just been eating my All present subsided, and he gasped ineyre potn senpenewersi and then proceeded to the door. "I have come for my umbrella. said a lender ot it on a rainy day to a friend. "Can't help that," said the borrower, "don't you see that I am going out with it? Well, ves." re plied the lender, astonished at such outrageous impudence; "yes, but but what am 1 to do?" "Do?" said the other, as he opened the umbrella and walked off, do as 1 did borrow one. We do not expect to find messages of President Grant the polished rhetoric in which some of the early occupants of the execu tive chair were fond of indulging, or any of the compact logic for which Mr. .Lincoln s state papers were re markable. And yet the future his torian, looking to these annual com munications as sources of information upon the condition of the country at the time of their issue, will find few that are more valuable to him than those which bear the signature of U. S. Grant. General Grant's idea of a Presidential Message is that it should be a summary of national affairs as they are presented in the workings of the different executive departments. He indulges in very little theorizing or abstract reasoning; when he has a recommendation to make he puts it in blunt and understandable English, andyhaving stated his views on the subject plainly and concisely, he leaves its extended consideration to Congress and the country. In our judgment, a much better 6tate paper can be mod eled on this plan than upon the former one of converting the annual message into a finely written essay on govern ment and political economy. St. Louis Globe. The full text of the message, which is printed elsewhere, dees not remove the objections founded upon the synopsis which appeared in yesterday's Times. The President fails to indi cate a policy that will inspire the con fidence of the country. On the con trary, he leaves to Congress to devise some means that will relieve the pre valent business depression and restore the prosperity which financial iniprov- dence and political mismanagement aave brought about, lhere should be no delay in returning to specie payment, exclaims the l'rcsident! Ihen why not indicate a way in which t is to be done, without throwing the responsibility upon a congress inimi cal to the proposition. A definite recommendation could have done no harm. Such, for instance, as the re tirement of the $26,000,000 of legal tender notes which tho Treasury put out during the panic; and a law for the cautious funding of an additional quantity ot greenbacks in five per cent, bonds, with a change in the banking law, making bank issues free on a pledge of government securities, three per cent, of the interest ou the bonds to be retained while they are so held in pledge". St. Louis Times. The Frsrrant I.lmberg-er. Some folks don't like the odor of Limberger cheese; but there are peo ple that can't appreciate the flavor of a well developed polecat. One even ing, not very long since, a gentleman had made his preparations to attend prayer meeting with his wife. Prior to starting he came down town to his place of business, and while there an acquaintance discovered that he was about to engage in Wednesday even ing devotion. Accordingly he put up a villainous job. Procuring a huge slice of the. most fragrant Limberger cheese to be had, he watched his op portunity, and just as the gentleman stepped out of the door to go home for his wife, slipped it in his pocket. The parties repaired to the church and were soon seated side by side in a comfortable pew near the stove. Soon the cheese began to grow loud. The sisters turned their heads about and looked as if a kraut barrel had explo ded. The deacons elevated their noses and thought of the third plague of Egypt. The preacher smelled a great smell and the wife of the uncon scious odor casket nudgeVher spouse and inquired if he didn't smell some thing. "Mariar, it's awful," he re sponded; "it must be in the coal." The more the assembly speculated the louder the odor became, and finally all hands united in hurrying the pro ceedings to a close. Arrived at home, and while preparing to retire, the gen tleman discovered the cause of the unpleasantness, and removed it on a couple of chips. Iowa State Regfster. The Kplder Johnny's Composition. This is an insect that catches flies in a net like a fish-net, but not in the water. The net is called a web, and wen it catches dust instead of flies it is a cobweb. The spider knoes he is ugly, so he stayes a good deal at home, but ugly wimmen goes to church and walks in the street more than pretty; but they are both in the same buis- niss which is trappin'. In California they has spiders that scorns to spin webs, but goes out and cetches game like other beasts of pray. They are about the size of a girl baby, and a lot of pizener. These is tar antulers. When an injin has bit hissclf with a tar autuler he fils his skin full of wisky and steals a blanket to rap his- self id, and hunts a place where his body will be most in the way. 1 hen he lies down, and if the pizen don't work all at once, he sings the deth song of the brave, and that nocks him. We was tole this to our house by a travler who said he guessed he knew a tarnel site about injins and tar antulers, though he hadn't never been to college. But Uncle Ned, he says it is best to git a good edduca- tion first, and then thro in injins and tarantulars accordin' to taste. Itrnin and the Shepherd Boy. Not long since a Swiss shepherd boy, only fourteen years of age, was tending a Hock of sheep among the hills in Canton Grisons, when a bear made a raid upon the nock, and seized two ot the finest sheep, lhe courage ous little fellow attempted to drive the bear off by beating him with a stick, but Bruin turned upon him, and he was forced to run for his life. The bear was gaining lapidly upon him. and there was seemingly no es cape. Suddenly the lad bethought himself of a narrow ravine, three hun dred feet deep, close by, across which he thought he could leap, while he hoped the bear would not notice it, and fall to the bottom. Dashing on half wild with excitement and dread, he reached the edge of the precipice, the bear close at his heels. The chasm was upward pf six feet wide, but the lad cleared it by a desperate bound, and landed safely ou the opposite side. The bear, as he hoped, did not see the ravine, and fell headlong to the bottom, where, bruised and bleeding, and unable to rise, the shepherd lad found him. It is a strange anomaly in social economy that strikes should be so frequent when the complaints ot hard times are most general throughout the country. At a period when employ ment eveu at any living wages is at a premium, there are often thousands of men idle in a single city, as was the case recently with the 'longshoremen of New York. In nearly all instances of this kind, the blame for such a voluntaryi idleness rests with the trades-unions, which profess to have the interests of the great army of la borers at heart. The dictation of these bodies extends to members that have no grounds of complaint what ever. It makes no difference that some employers may be willing to pay the wages damanded, and the men whom they employ anxious, personal ly, to continue service; the orders of the union admit of no distinctions, and compel all to strike without even as much as an excuse for so doing. Compulsory idleness, when there is not a shadow ot principle to be se cured by it, is, ana especially in times like the present, little less than a crime, arid rebellion against the ty ranny of the unions would be the most manly and sensible policy. The English Poultry Review very consistently recommends an increased consumption of eggs as food. It says. "excellent sandwiches may be made of hard-boiled eggs and brown bread and butter; eggs spread on toast are ht tood tor kings; a poached egg that is, one dropped irom the shell into hot water is not only clean and handsome but a delicious morsel; eggs are better flavored without salt or pepper, a little sweet butter being the best dressing; persons who eat eggs freely may live to the age of 80 or 90; and lastly, eggs contain much phosphorus and the best food for those persons who are deficient m brains." This last idea is of the ut most importance to many persons. Kansas City, Mo., December 8. About 3:30 this afternoon, as the Kansas Pacific train reached Muncie, a" few miles west ot this city, live masked men flagged and stopped it cut off the passeDger coaches and 1.1 1 moved tne engine and express car some distance forward, and robbed Wells, Fargo & Co.'s safe of about 127,000. One can of gold-dust, for Kountz Bros., New York, containing $5,000 was also carried off. AH were large men and rode bay and brown horses, amjiyrere heavily armed with Henry rines ana revolvers. The ex press com nan v offers a reward of $10. 000, the Kansas Pacific Railway Com pany 5,000, and Governor Usborn 2, 500 for the recovery of the funds and arrest of the perpertrators. The St. Louis Journal tells this story, which will give joy to the heart of every man who has ever taken a trunk with him on a railroad journey: "A pleasing incident is told us by a clergyman who has just returned from a health trip. He relates how a bag gageman on a far Western railroad was so impelled by the force of habit that he began to knock around and kick and jam the trunk of an elephant, a managerie company having loaded the beast on a flat car. The force of habit in the trunk was also strong, and the heap of blood and bones beside tne track demonstrated that for once in a railroad encounter the trunk had the best of it. As above remarked, this incident comes from the lips of a clergyman lately returned from a western trip, taken for his health." -a. f Never waste your time; waste some body else's. The Captain's tieese. An old whaling captain, who had ' spent the whole prime of his life on ' the ocean with but indifferent suc cess, having scraped together a few thousand dollars, retired from the sea, moved into the country with , his family, and bought small ' farm. One of his nehrhbors said to him after he setlled on the farm: 'Captain K, you've got a nice pond " " on your place, and you ought to have a good large flock of geese. It s a grand place to keep em, and they'll be profitable to you." "Yes, I think they will, said the captain, 'I ve got some nice ones to Bell : ye," continued the kind neighbor. You come over and pick em out : ' yourself." So the captain selected a suitable number, making his choiue as he would among a school of whales when "brought to, or as 7 a boy would from a basket of ap- Eles. Li the s pi ing folio wing he 7 appened to be visiting at the . farm of another neighbor, and among other things inspected the' geese, making comparison in his ' mind highly favorable to his own judgment "Don't think your birds ' are so handsome as mine," he re marked. "Do you have any eggs yet?" . Oh, yes, they have been laying freely for this month or more." "WelL I don't know how 'tis," said Capt K. "I've got the handsomest flock that I've seen ., any where this season picked 'em one by one from my neighbor -Jone's flock, and I feed 'em high to. But not an egg have they laid yet. I only wish you would come over and see 'em. Perhaps , yon can give an idea how to manage 'em." . His friend did "come over and see 'em" the next day, and, as soon as he could speak for laughter, he. enlightened the ancient mariner as to the cause of the non productive ness by informinw him that they were all ganders! ' England's By a late decision of the United States District Court (N. Y.) persons represented as stockholders in Na tional banks are held liable for its lia bilities even though they may have transferred their shares. - In other words it is made the duty of stock holders to see that such transfer is made on the books of the bank. This construction of the law will probably annoy many persons who have trans ferred their stock without relieving themselves of future liability. Amelioration of War. The Brussels Conference decided on the prohibition of poisoned arms, as well as of the murder of any dis armed man, the use of explosive pro? jectiles, and the declaration of "no quarter." Russe de guerre are con sidered lawful. Fortified places can alone be beseiged and open towns are not to be bombarded. In a bombard ment all buildings consecrated to re ligion, art, and charity must be spared as well as hospitals; but they must bear a flag or other visible sign. No plundering is allowed. Those only are to be considered as spies who, un der false pretenses, seek to gather news with the intention of communi cating such information to the enemy Newspaper correspondents and re porters can be made prisoners, but shall not bctreated as spies if they possess a certificate from a compe tent authority proving their quality. Whisky, Beer and Tobacco Kine renins 01 ine internal Ke venue. The aggregate collections of Inter nal Revenue for the year ending Jnne 30th, 1874, were $102,644,746,98. The Commissioner's estimate having been an even hundred millions. The total "receipts from distilled spirits were $49,444,000. or nearly one half of the whole. During the last year 700 dis .'illeriea were registered, 665 operated and oa,8UO,d4 gallons ot spirits pro duced. The receipts from fermented liquors, ale, beer, etc., were $9,304,679, and the total number ot brewers en-. gaged 2,554. The total receipts from tho manufacture and sale of tobacco, snuff ahd cigars, in all their forms, were $33,242,875.02. A corn-extractor that has never been patented The crow. There are six George Washingtons in the Pennsylvania State Prison. WThen the thermometer falls, how often on an average does it break? King Koffee, who has been boiling over lately, has settled ddwn again. Mrs. Goodale, of Pequonic. Conn.. is 100 years old. Good ale keeps well. The London Lancet pretends to know how a man feels when his head is cut off. A worn-out shoe is like ancient Greece, because it once had a Solon (sole on). . It is a good thing to be above-board, but generally a bad thing to be' over board. An Iowa justice the other day ac cepted two busheU of the pungent onion as a marriage fee. A Chicago actress calls avalanche "avalank." The educational advan tages of that city are notorious. "Cheap and hungry dances" aie a IT i ? mi Vermont institution, mere are no refreshments, and the fun stops at 12 o'clock. Half a million dogs keen the neonle of New Mexico in bark. If the tonic does them good they are welcome to it. A Frenchman intending to compli ment a young lady by callintr her a gentle lamb, said: "She is one mutton as is small. A New Orleans paper offers the sentiment thus: "George Washington First in war, first in peace, and last in getting a monument. ' We can't all be run over bv locomo tives or killed by boiler explosions. A New York man has just been crush ed to death in a corn grinder. The Daily Tokionichinichi Schim bum is rapidly displacing the other papers of Yeddo, and has a circuia- . tion of 800. Now is the time to sub scribe. It is singular that mineral waters are only beneficial to the wealthy. We never knew a physician to advise a poor man to go to any watering place. A Boston philosopher says that you want to look at meu's boot heels to discover their energy. A slow, sloth ful man runs his boots over at the heels. Without any desire to brag, the De troit Free Press points to a Michigan sunflower nineteen feet high, and re spectfully inquires after the health of other sunflowers around the country. A Council Bluffs lawyer ate pea nuts in court and was fined $10 for contempt. The J udge remarked that he was determined to uphold the maj esty of the law if it killed the entire peanut crop of the South. Detroit Free Press: The MillAri'foa have settled on the 20th of. December as ascension day, but for men who ex- Eect to be in heaven on the 21st they old hay and oats up wonderfully stiff, and want their cash down. marriage- statistics have been analyzed t show the probabilities of marriage for women at different ages. Supposing the - sum of a woman's chanees of mar riage to be one hundred, she ex hausts between the ages of fifteen and twenty years fourteen and a half chances. If she lives unmar ried from twenty to twenty-five, fifty two more of. her chances have vanished into thin air. If she remains unmarried for five more -years, she will turn thirty with only fifteen and a half . chances out of her hundred left. After thirty five she has eleven and a half chances, and at this point the sta tistican gave up his calculation, except that he assures us that even after a women has lived unmarried sixty years she still has the tenth of a chance of getting married out of the hundred with which she is ' supposed to- have -started life. . Bryant has more money than any poet that ever lived.. It has, however, not been the product of his muse, but of his newspaper. To this is to be added the fact -that he is of simple habits, and can not but be moderate in general ex penses. He is estimated to be worth at from $400,000 to $600,- 000, which is certainly doing very well. iSo other editor, except Bennet, has exceeded this sum, or even equaled it, while, as for poets, one might ask which of this gifted clan ever dreamed of such success? Bryant, indeed, reminds us Tin this point at least of what Jeffry said of Byron in his critique, "He never lived in a : garret like thor oughbred poets." But wealth never inflated his vanity. It came as the earnings of a great journal, and was never used for display. When a man begins life, Heaven is like a picture on the ceiling of a cathedral. He has , to bend his neck out of shape to see it Before long it seems to him a good place in which to get away from hell, a kind of insurance agent office. Then it becomes a matter of senti ment. But at last, when the real toil of life comes, and God's love shows itself in his discipline, and the yoke is heavy on his neck, his suffering interprets Heaven for him as he never saw it before. What a dry place Heaven is to many until a father goes there, aud a mother and a sister! Then it becomes lwpulous. Tomanyaman the door of Heaven is shut until his little child goe3 up to open it for him. I have five up there. So we build our own Heaven out of our griefs and pleasures, but we know that everything will be far better than we have sketched it. Beecher. The great Hammond,' revivalist, can get up a bigger excitement in less time than any man on the continent He began bis work at Galesburg, HL, Sunday, we believe. A dispatch this morning says that the converts are now numbered by hundreds and are steadily increas ing, while the crowds that flock to hear him are something tremen dous.; : t - Under the law now in force in New York, when men get drunk' in a saloon, and then break all the glassware in the place, they cannot be made to pay the damage, as the seller of the liquor is liable for all the injury done by the drinker. Henry Parker, of Dearborn couu ty, died recently at the age of 106 years. He was undoubtedly the oldest man in the county, - c? v. ii 1 uays, wnen it is ready tor use.