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“No American, except Washington, has had everything he ever wrote, said or did, published with such elaboration as has fallen to the lot of Hamilton. We look in vain for a man, who in an equal space of time, produced such direct and lasting effects on our institutions and history,’’ says Hamilton’s biographer. It is in the light of a statesman that I will present him in this paper. Hamilton was the son of a Scotch merchant, born on the island of Nevis in 1757. He was early left o the care of relatives who placed him in a count ing room before he was twelve years old. It was he»e that he first exhibited those talents which later won him the proud position he occupies in the history of our country. He was sent to this country at the age of fifteen to be educated. After spending a year in a grammar school at Elizabeth town he entered King’s College, N. Y. The first event of special interest which occurred after he reached this country, was his appearance at a meeting of the patriots, on July 6th 1774. He here astonished his audience by his powers of oratory and the soundness of his reasoning. We now hear of him frequently until he received the appointment of aid-de-camp to General Washing ton with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Previous "to receiving this appointment, Hamilton had al ready won his spurs as a gallant officer and a bril liant writer. His principle duty as an officer of Washington’s staff, was the conduct of Washing ton’s immense correspondence. During his four years’ service in this capacity, he not only won|the confidence of Washington—who understood and appreciated his wonderful talents—but he always retained it. Washington, on the other hand, never lost sight of hi- aid, and even after Hamilton re signed his position, he continued to watch over his fortunes as though he were a member of his own family. Ar.d ~ hen finally the revolution success fully terminated, and Washington was unani mously elected president of the United States, he deei id on Hamilton as the most competent person to fill the highly responsible and trying position of secretary of the treasury. Washington was not the only one who considered Hamilton equal t'* ‘he undertaking, but such men as Robert Morris had singled him out as the man above all others, to manage this important department of the cabinet. Probably nothing was more conge nial to Hamilton than the work of this depart ment; even the hardships and excitement of the camp and field were not enough to keep him from meditating on schemes of finance and govern ment. His plan for a national bank had been out lined in a letter to Robert Morris,written while he was fighting for the liberty of his adopted coun try. Hamilton not only rendered great service to his country by eveking the powers of the constitu tion, providing a measure of revenue and restor ing the credit of the government, but he also took a leading part in drafting the articles of the con stitution. The others prominent in this work were Washington, Franklin and Madison. And after the constitution was accepted by the con vention Hamilton was the most active worker in securing its ratification by the states. In all the great questions that came before the cabinet during Hamilton’s term of office he took a very conspicuous part, and made many bitter ene mies by the fearless manner in which he support ed the position he took in regard to these matters. The course he pursued in paying off the French debt was specially obnoxious to his enemies who generally sympathized with the French. He was even accused by his enemies of misappropriating public funds, but he not only proved these charges to be false and malicious, but courted the strictest investigation of his every official act. He was even attacked by Madison or rather the re publicans—Madison leading the attack, which was intended to ruin and disgrace him, but through it all the statesman looms up brighter than ever. Washington always included Hamilton among the few persons whom he was wont to consult on important matters and continued to seek his ad vice after he had resigned his position as freely as though he were still a member of his cabinet. Hamilton was a firm believer that “right is might,’’ he loved justice as much as liberty. He did not believe in appealing to might unless all other means failed. He despised the anarchy which reigned during the French revolution, and at times during our own. Here 1 might contrast him with the man who was shortly after to make all Europe tremble before his victorious legions. While the British ship Asia was storming the city of New York and the liberty boys were rushing through the streets threatening destruction, to every tory, Hamilton appeared on the doorstep of the house of Dr. Cooper—a prominent adherent of the crown—and as soon as the mob, who were -bent on doing the tory clergyman harm, appeared, be began to reason with them and denounced their disorderly conduct. While, on the other GHAUTAUQUA. ALEXANDER HAMILTON. (Report for Class D By F. H.) M. A. THON, Merchant | Tailor, 237 N. SECOND STREET, STILLWATER. - - - - MINN. PENSIONS THE DISABILITY BILL IS A LAW. Soldiers Disabled Since the War are Entitled Dependent widows and parents now dependent whose sons died from effects of army service are in cluded. If you wish your claim speedily and suc ad dress JAMES TANKER Late Com. of Pensions, WuNliington, D. C. hand, it will be remembered that during a riot in the streets of Paris—of which Napoleon was an eye witness—he remarked that “a good round of canister would soon disperse these rebels and hg a lesson to the maddened mob,” or words to that effect. Here we see two men, who were destined to oc cupy a prominent place in the histories of their respective countries, at the very dawn of their career giving unmistakable evidence of what their future course through life would be. "By their fruits ye shall know them.” CHARLESTOWN CIRCLE The December Chautauquan says: “Members of ’94 who read last year of the C. L. S. C. work be gun in the prison at Charlestown, Mass., will be interested in the following letter received in October from Chaplain Barnes: ‘I purchased six sets of books and magazines last year and let twelve of our boys take them for reading and study. I got permission for these prisoners to meet twice a week when the evenings were long, for an hour each evening, and when the evenings were short three times a week—thirty to forty-five minutes each night for the question exercises, etc. The twelve read the course through. I have this fall repeated the effort, taking six and seven mag azines, and twelve men are well at the course for the present year. One “six” is the same as last year. The influence of the reading has been ex cellent to the men as an awakening and an inspi ration which has done much to change lines of thought and habits of reading for the good of many besides themselves.’ ” Some Ancient Notions. The queer beliefs, superstitions, etc., given be low have been culled from the works of Mizaldus, Minus, Galen, Arnoldus, Africanus and others. Some of these works are classed among the rarest biblographical treasures, says the St. Louis Republic: The blood of a white hen smeared all over the face that is full of freckles, and let alone until it be dry, and then wiped off clean, taketh away the freckles and spots. An excellent cure for the gout is to take a young puppy, all of one color if you can get such a one, and cut him in two pieces through the back while alive, and lay the hot end to the grieved place. The hoofs and fore feet of a cow, dried and and taken any way, are excellent against a cough; it burnt, the smoke of them will drive away mice. If your nose bleeds on the left side, crush the little figure of the right hand, and for the other side do the opposite. An egg that Is laid on Thursday, the white being emptied out and the empty place being filled with salt and gently roasted by the fire, will cure cankered teeth and kill the worms which eat the teeth. Cantharldes wrapped in spider's web and hang ed over him who is suflering with quartane ague perfectly cures him. To draw a tooth without paine: Fill an earthen crucible with emmets, ants, eggs and all, and when you have burned them keep the ashes, with which, if you touch the tooth, it will drop out. The little bone of the knee joint of a hare’s hind leg doth presently help the cramps if you do but touch the the grieved place with it. Take a great overgrown toad and tie her up in a leather bag pricked full of holes, and put bag and all in an ant hill. The ants will eat away all her flesh; then you can find a stone of marvelous vir tue. If a man be poisoned this stone will draw all the poison to it presently; if he be stung or bitten by an adder, by touching it with this stone both pain and swelling will presently cease. Jet as well as amber, if hung about one’s neck, Is profitable against the distillation of phlegm in the throat and lungs. It a man hath the dropsy, stand him up to his neck in sand by the seaside on a hot day and the sand will draw up all the water and cure the disease. A stone called granite, if worn in a bag at the neck, strengthens the heart, but it is said to hurt the brain. As do roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those who have just turned saints.—Texas Siftings. Tough Waiter: What d’yer want? Give it a name. Timed Diner: Soft boiled eggs, please. Tough Waiter (shrieks to cook): Two eggs. Have ’em loose. —Minneapolis Jour nal. In order to “make both ends meet” some folks have to hustle round like a dog chas ing his own tail. —Puck. J. C. HENING, (Successor to Hening & Millard) DEALER IN PURE DRDQS & MEDICINES Perfumery, Toilet and Fancy Articles, Brushes, Etc. FINE CIGARS. Physicians’ Prescriptions Carefully Compounded 208 Chestnut St. Stillwater, Minn. 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