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J. W, EOWEN, tilltof.
APArllnif, Ain'llKG, 1811,
April 10, 1871.
. !'o Ac Dcmocrnci of the titaic of O.i
Atu nicuting of iWo Domocrutic
Hlalo Central Oonunittco of Ohio, it
was resolved Unit Uio ucxt Demo
cratic SUUo Convention of Ohio bo
lield in tle city of Columbus, on
Thursday, June 1st,' A. D. 1871.
It was also resolved that tho basis
Of rcjircHontatiou in Raid Convcn
lion bo us follows : That each
county in tho State bo entitled to
ono dolcgnto, and also to ono dolo
mite for every five hundred votes
Mist for lion. William HoWey., for
Secretary of Sluto, nt tho election
held on tho hpcoikI Ttiesday of Oo
tober, A. 1). 1870, and also ono del
cgiito for every fraction of two
hundred and filly votes or over cast
for that gentleman nt that time,
which basis of representation will
givo each county in Ohii tho fol
lowing number of delegates iu said
Convention :
Wo omit tho counties except
tlioso composing tho 11th Congres
sional District. Total No. of Dele
gates to which the State is entitled
to 1J7.
.Adams 5 Gallia 4
lack sou 4 Lawronco ... .4
Vinton 4 Scioto ...... .5
Tho following are the ofllccrs to bo
nominated by tho Convention: .
Lieutenant Governor;
Attorney General;
Auditor of State;
Treasurer of State; , .
Hu promo Judge;
Jiloinbcr Doard of Public Works;
Commissioner of Common Schools
In (innouncing.-this calf wo deem
It not inappropriate to add a 'Word
on tho importance of tho approach
ing Convention. Tho uncross of tho
ticket to bo nominated depends, in
a very great degree, upon tho men
to bo put in nomination and the
harmony and unanimity of the
nominations. To this end it is do
nirablo and important that every
county MiouKl be fully represented,
and tho will of lUo people nhould be
ascertained and expressed as nearly
as possible; Tho election will bo
one of vital importauco to tho State
and country at lurgo, and will have
an important influenco upon tho
great con lent of 1872. With a judi
cious selection of candidates und a
harmonious and united effort the
Democracy can and will redeem tho
Stato from Hudical misrule, and
answer hack to tho East, South and
Wont, tho glorious news that Ohio is
truo to tho Constitution and Union.
l!y order of tho Democratic Sluto
Central Committee.
Tiik ircio York Sun, a Kepublicnn
jmpor, pnysj
At tv meeting of tlm Society
Of the Army of tlie Tennessee
lield in Ohio, one of the sneak
ers nominated' Gen. V. T.
Sherman, who was present, for
l'resident of the United States.
The General instantly sprang
to his feet, and exelaimed, "No,
no I my present oflice is worth
more than rthe Presidency.
Mine is a life estato, while that
of the President is only for
four years."
Gon( Shorman Is a flmarl man,
Hobccb plainly that tho people will
hold Grant . to his .Ipriginal . pro
raninio of 9iily. ono , torm.
We lmvo received iWAjiril num
ber oftho Amkiucan Stock Journal,
published by Messrs. N. I. Doyor A
Co., Darkcsburg, Chcstor county,
l'a. Wo look upon this publication
ns ono of tho inost.valuublo of its
kind published in the United Stales,
und earnestly rocommond it to our
renders as a toxt book in roariny
and managing stock., Tho snbaerip"
lion price is only ? I per year, for
tvhich any one of its rnluablo arti
cles may return to tho subscriber
many times its cost In tho saving of
tho life or usefulness of a valuable
lioi'so, cow, or othor domestic, utii
Dial' Specimen copies sent fico,'.
The Ku Klux Humbug.
Tho Kadical papers of Ohio,
fnd tl c Cincinnati iu particular,
are at the present time ..filling
their columns with marvelous
"Ku Khix'L- roiiilinces,, whicJt
arc manufactured tb order by
earpet'lmggers and scalawags
who have been ' kicked out of
otlicc and have since , become
tho hired scribblers; r of the
Radical papers. These Radi
cal editors imagine that by
stuffing their papers with this
sort of lying nonsense, they can
direct attention from the base
rascalities of their" decaying
party, and t he red hot quarrels
among their leaders. The Ku
Klux humbug don't take in
Ohio worth a cent. Let our
Democratic friends in Yintou
county pay no attention to the
ridiculous lies published in the
Cincinnati and other Radical
papers. The only-Ku KIuxcs
in existence are the played out
carpet baggers and scalawags
in the South,
Wins killed Charles Sumner ?
I, San Domingo,
1 did, by jingo
I killed 0. S;
Who saw him die?
I. said Jim Nyo
1 saw him dio
Ifow's that lor high?
"Who laid him out?
I, said John Scott
1, laid Charles out ;
That's what's the matter.
Who dug his grave?
I, Cornelius Colo
I dug tho holo ,
I planted Charlio !
Who nailod tho coffin ?
I, Simon Camoror.,
With my littlo hammer-on,
I nailed the coffin:
Who rend the prayer ?
I, said Ulyss,
J'Let us havo pence,'1
With our relations.
Who coverod his grave ?
I, said Mr. Fish
1 am tho Dravo,
Who covered tho grave.
YotNO America for May is on
uind, fresh as spring-timo, lull of
jood things and amusement, in
structive and usoful for our young
branches. Industrious boys and
girls should try their business ca
pacities in getting up a club of sub
scribers for this delightful publica
tion, and bo rewarded with ono of
tho splendid proniiums offered by
tho publisher, W. Jennings Domor-
est, 838 Broadway, N. Y. Subscrip-
lion f l,fH per year.
The April number of Demorcst's
Monthly Magnzino ' brings us a
shower of literary pearls to clovato
our tastes, utili.o our resources, and
beautify our -homos. Its gorgeous
displays of tho now Spring Fashions
aro especially attractive in their
originality and beauty; and tho
exhibition of usoful and entertain
ing matter given in this magazine
confirms it as tho model magazine
of America, and with an . array of
beautiful premiums, somo of thorn
worth several timos tho cost ot a
yearly subscription (only $3,00)
among which is a beautiful and ar
tistic parlor Chromo, worth $5,00.
No lady of tasto con afford to bo
without this beautiful monthly.
Address, W. Jonnings Domorost,
838 Broadway, N. Y. . -
The new depot at Loveland,
just completed, for tho use of
tho Marietta and Cincinnati
Railroad, is a very ' handsome
building. It is finished iu
great taste, the walls of. the
room being frescoed and other'
wise made attractive It con
tains three rooms two of which
are used ns ladies' and gentle
men's parlors, the other ns an
office, Danld Clark, formerly
chief. teiegrnpVoporatoif on the
Littlo Miami Railroad, has been
appointed hgent 'nt fLovcland,
and ha3 already assumed charge
of the new depot.;-He will
make an efficient and popular
Great Fortunes.
Wo have long-thought that a Vol
umo of short but authontio and well
writton sketches of tho most onli
ncnt self nuido men of America-
tolling not only of ' thefr success,
but ulijo in what' way find by what
efforts this success was attninedf
could not fail to possess an absorb
ing and universal interest, aud must
prove and exceedingly popular and
successful book. - Such a' volumo
now lies on our tablo frourthe pross
of EUanntford & Co., (Publishers
of FIUST CLASS Subscription
Books, Cincinnati,' under tho titlo
of:'Groat Fortunes, and UoW-Tlioy
Woro Madoj.'or, Tho Struggles and
Triumphs of Our Solf-mado Men.
By James D. McCabo. Jr." . It is o
really elegant octavo of G33 pages,
illustrated with 32 romarkably well
executed wood engravings, fro'ni
original designs by tho talented
young artists Goorgo F. & 13. B.
"Great Fortunes" is a book that
appeals to all classes, describing the
carcors not ouly of our merchant
princess and heavy, capitalists, but
also of leading invontors, publishers,
oditors, lawyers, artists, preachers,
authors, actors, physicians, etc. ' It
abounds in history, anecdote, sketch
es of lifo in various parts of tho
country, rominiscenco of disting
uished and eccentric men, accounts
of curious and eolcbrated inventions,
and narratives of intonso and de
termined struggles crowned by tho
most brilliant triumphs. It com
mends itself, likowiso, as a work
posjossing great practical value, as
a means of instruction and self-help
to all ilsroadors. How great for
tunes woro made, and how fame and
fortune woro won, largely make up
our author's interesting narratives.
It shows how poor boys, without
friends or influence, have rison to
tho front rank of American capital
ists ; how a tortuno of forty millions
was won by a poor schoolmastor ;
how thirty millions sprang from ono
thousand dollars saved by a deter
mined young boatman ; how a news
paper which was first published in
a collar has become the wealthiest
journal in tho land: how a cabinet
maker's apprcntieo mado tho world
his debtor, and builtup an immense
manufacturing business, which is
now conducted in tho largest build
ing in tho TJuitcd States; how tho
invention of a poor schoolmaster,
unexpectedly thrown out of em
ployment, created ono of our most
important national Industries, and
made many States rich and power
ful ; how a printer's approntico
mado his way in tho world, and
becamo tho hoad of tho largest pub
lishing house in America.
It shows how a poor cattlo dro
ver became ono of tho "ICiugs" of
Wall Street, an unknown mechanic
a millionaire in sovcu' yoars, a
butcher's son tho wealthiest man in
America, a Now JSngland farmer's
boy tho first merchant in tho land,
a penniless lawyer Chief Justico of
tno , United Statos, a farmer's or
phan tho most famous of living
sculptors, with many more such
oxamplcs; in short, how energy,
talent, and patient industry havo
always met with success when
properly oxcrtod, aud how intelli
gence and strict attontlon to busi
nessnot "sharp" practices and
over-reaching bavo been proven
to bo tho only suro aud safo road to
1 Wo aro not surprised to" loarn
that "Great Fortunes" is having a
very largo and rapid salo. It is
sold by subscriptions only, and for
tho bonoflt of any of our readers
who may wish to tako a local' or
traveling agency for this most on
tcrtainlug work, wo give tho addross
of tho publishers in full J E, Ilan
naford & Co., 177 , West Fourth St.,
Cincinnati. . T ' .
Amebican Sunday School WoaK
ku. This journals holds on its
courso with, no lessdnod morit or
ability. Sunday Schools had hotter
sond for specimen coplosof tho mag
azine and lesson papers. Country
Sunday Schools had bottor try this
system. Publisher, J. W, Mclntyro,
St. Louis. Tho April nuinbor con
tains a large amount of very useful
reading for Sabbath School teachers
and scholars. Only f 1,60 per year.
Address J, W. Mclntyro, Publisher,
St, Lonis, Mo !
VSco advertisement of l)r HutU' Rinnan.
Mty, bcmiudltook forth HfUUon-MAIltlAVB
OVlhS in miolher columu! It tboiild lo ten
. . V-;!; ',.! . - J. I t '. (
A Warning to Insurance Men.
Ono Schmidt, Dutchman, toot the pre
cuutlon to Inrniro the lifo of his wife n?
$5000,nud Lis stablo for $1)00, believing tho
format might dio and tho.luttef ho burnt;
and ho could not got nloog Without soma'
cMiiKinwit!(m for tho loss.- Botbt pollcha
hud bi'n taktt from tha sumo apjont. Iu
a fait month After the Btttblo 1ml boon la.
Mirl It wm destroyed by flra. Schmidt
quietly notified the agmit, nnd hlntod w
him taut lie should expect the mousy at
the onrllnHt possible inoffieut. Tho e'genf
at once B(iit a carpenter to aacor aln thJ
.coAot erecting a new etubld of tlidromd
dimensions, having ascertained that the
ropsrty wni Insured for more than it was
worth. The builder reported that he could
replace the rtable with ttew materials for
$000, but unfo. tuutitoly there wan aa ordi
nance prtwentlupf th6 PVectlon of framo
building tho old Sjable having been of
wood. lie Was asked to es:linnte''the cost
of a brick elablo", tiki reported ihe amount
at $7-50. Tho agent thoa notiflod Schmidt
tlmt ho would build him a new brlclt fltrtble
In place of the old frame one hut Schmidt
became Indignaut at tha proposition, saj
Ing: "I do not understand dls bis rauee
business. I pay yoi for $900, and wlr.iu
my Billable burn down you make mo a netf
one. I not wan', a new uhtablu I want
Tho agent reauonod with Schmidt bu all
to no purpose.
When the etablo vn nearly finished,
Schmidt went to consult a lawyer.thinking
that he still could ge. the amount of the
policy, besidos having the new stable. The
lawyer, liowevor, informod him that the
compauy had a right to make good the loss
by building a now stable, and espros9od
surprise nt the idea of bringing a suit
Against them.
" But," pays Schmidt. "I lnsare for nine
hundred dollars, and dis fellar put up
dum shtabl for seven hun Ired und fifty ;
I do not undcrstaud did insurance busi
ness." Finding that ho could not compel the
payment by law, ho becamo disgusted with
the insurance business altogether. Calling
tijwn the agent, Schmidt said t
' Mr. Agent, I vant'you to atop dem in
suranco on mine frow. I do not pfty more
monish that way: I not understand dis in
surance business."
Agent (surprised) " Why, Mr. Schmidt,
you aro doing a Very foolish thing. You
have already paid considerable ou thia
policy already ; and if your wife should die
you will get live thousand dollars."
" Yaw, dat lull what you tell me dow,"
s iid Schmld "Veu I pays you on my
shtable.you say I get nine hundred dollars
if it bum dowi. So it was burn, and you
not glvo mo iny monlsb. You say t Oh,
dat ish an old frame shtable ish not wort
aurcling I I nulkd you a brick shtable ;
aud you no pay mo nine hundred dollar.
Ven my frow die, den you say to mo ; ' Oh,
she wiis nu old Dutch voman j she not
word anydings ; I get you a tiew English
vife ?' And so I loco mine Gve .thousaud
dollars. You not fool Schmidt afaii; I not
understand dls insurance business."
Rulers who are on the Make.
. The avaricious disposition of Queen Vic
toria, and tho en Tmous amount of money
taken from the public treasury for tho sup
port of her family and rclations.aro among
the principal causes of her present unpop
nlaiity. It costs the British people ovor
three millions of dollars a year to support
tho royal family i end yet, ever since tho
death of Prince Albert, the Queen has
avoided tho usual expenditures of her sta.
tlon, much to the disgust of tho Loudon
tradesmen and tbe English peoplo gener
ally. She inherited over five millions of
dollars from Prince Albert, who possessed
an incomo of about a thousand dollars a
year when she married him. She has also
received several bequests of largo Bums of
money from wealthy peoplo ambitious to
connect their names in some way with
royalty. One of these, a man named
Keeld, bequeathed to tho Queen a million
and a half ot dollars, which she pocketed,
although it was shown that the kindred of
this person wore in a very needy condition.
The belief Id becoming prevalent that in
England the monarchy will be abolished
when Victoria dies ; and if such should
prove to bo the case, there, can be no doubt
that hor grasping conduct la money mat
ters will have contributed largoly to such
a result.
In this we may seo the superiority of
American institutions over those of Great
Hrltaiu j for if we should ever bo so un
fortuuato as to have a President who
should prove himself greody for gain,
it would not bo his high, olllco, but himself,
that would bo repudiated by the people at
the end of his torin. " ' .
The Wonders of the Deep.
Naturalists, Inform us that tho whole
number of species of plauts in the earth
and Boa cannot bo less than 4,000,000 or
5,000,000. These are of all sizes, from the
Invisible forests In a bit of niouldlness to
the towering trees of Malabrir, 50 feet in
circumference and the banlaus, whoso1
shoots covor a clrcumferenco of five acres.
There have actually bcou ascertained Id
tho animal kingdom about 00,000 species
Of living creatures, There aro six hundred
species of mammalia those that suckle"
their young, the most of which Art quad--riipeds.
Of birds there are 4,000 species i
6f fishes, 8,000; 6f reptiles, 700 nd of
insects, 44,000 specie. Besides these, thore'
ire 8,000 species of shell fish, and not loss
flian 80,000 or 100,000 sjiccles of animal
cules Invisible to the ifakcd eye'. "Bnt to
form somo conception of this world of
fife-, lirvlslblo to our ordinary perception;
lot us take a drop of water, cloar and trans,
parent to the cyo, and tasteless to th
palate ;' yet It (s a worid teeming with Id.
habitants. A microscope Is , th " magic'
staff that will call to view thes V'grny,
icings at least a few ot litem, ioi tilers'
are many so infinitely minute that ho pro
duction from the Inventive forge of human
intolligenco hosyet been able' to present
them to' Us; Those swarms bf diminutive
creatures have been Included in thn roll
of, animal ' existence under tho name of
animalcules. , Wo but strata our mind in
vain In endeavoring todetermlno the phys
ical jirojiorties of ahlriialCulM creation. In
all likelihood the day Will come when
the patient investigation of physiologists
will have rojsod the mysterious veil that
at preeont conceals this llllputian world
when she shull kuow the extent of their
limited faculties and their general economy
iu naturo. ' Darting across' their liquid em
pire wo observe moving molecules with
liodlos of all shapes spherical, cylindrical,
elongate, sinuous, or angular i the Tricli
oda,. without tails i the Clrcarla, with tails;
some gelatinous, some transparent, and
somo polymorphous ; an endless variety of
animated existence, as tlifleruutfrom each
other as is the elephant from the mouse,
tho ostrich from the humming-bird, or man
from the worm. As we, Visible creatures,
fond on one another, so do these small
animalcules devour thoss that are yet
Taking Into consideration their extreme
minuteness (so minute are they that it has
been calculated that it takes 8,000,000 of
Mouas crepusculum to occupy the space of
one grain of mustard seed), their power of
motion is beyond the marvelous rushing
about with tremeudous speed, and tlmt,
too, without any apparent means of propul
sion for the strongest glnss has failed to
detect fin, leg, or arm. Take, for Instnnco,
the Gymnodes ; their actions seem guided
by actual volition ; they avoid or swim
round obstacles j they rush In thick masses
to a shady spot to escape tlio over-powering
glare of the reflecting mirror. Volun
tary motion witliout muscular action ! To
those who have boon accustomed to trace
all sensation and intelligence to the nervous
system, this seems 60 extraordinary as to
approach the verge of impossibility,
Animalcules hicreaso with incredible
rapidity ; tho descendants of ono individ
ual will number ovor 1,000,000 in ten days.
In somo cases they spring from eggs, but
In many from self-division ; tho indivld;
ual splits up into- several parts, each of
which becomes a neparate being. They
exist everywhere; they make the sea glow
with phosphorescent light j they color
tracts of water; thoy fall to tho earth in
aggregated manses like dust. With our
very breath we Inhalo multitudes of ani
malcules j every moment we slay thousands
on thousands ay, millions.
If a single drop of water affords us this
grand insight Into tho immensity and va
riety of creation, what might wo not ex
pect from revelations of life In the ocean.
Mr. Francs Ingram Palmer, who had
been -employed in surveying thn coasts of
Japan aud China, occupied himself ou his
return voyage home from Hong Kong to
England lu ascertaining what might be
tho surface oceanic lifo to be fouud upon
the way. Latoly attempts have been mado
to explore ihe bottom of the deep sea, aud
manv marvels of lifo havo been brought
to light. There, nnder throo miles' thick
ness of water, lie thn lingering and stunted
refugees of a world of animals for the
most port extinct, and whose existence iu
thoso hidden and awful depths was even
unsuspected. But the vaBt surface of the
ocean bears tipon It hitherto unknown
miracles of life, which present forms of
wondrous diversity had brilliance of color.
In the vast midst of ocean there appear to
be vast plains, so to speak, of animated
life, as unseen os those prlmoval glories
which bloomed iu forest dopths before
man was In sufficient force to traverse, or
in sufficient numbers to occupy, the earth.
Mr. Palmer has thereforo mado quite a
revelation of Sea life to the world. Ho
drugged 12,000 milos of soa ono foot deep.
Ho woro out forty hew nets and eighty re
paired ones iu this vast oporatlon of scien
tific enterprise and patience. As tho wan
dering Tartars of the ocean were entrap
ped, they were brought up to tho deck of
Her Majesty's ship Rodney, and mado to
display themselves under powerful exam
ining glasses. Though, manifestly unac
customed to com petit I vo naval examina
tions, they appear to have passed very
well, for Mr. Palmer was able to draw
them in all their curprising developments
ot fonu and rainbow beauty and brilliance
of color. Tho strango and delicate crea
tures aro simply astonishing.
Mr. Falmor covered 12 foot of length,
and 8 foot of depth, of drawing-paper with
his delineations of them. He ornamented
his large picture also by sketches of terri
torial scenes. There are ulx or eight vlows
on the Higher Yaiig-tse-Klnng, which
Wotild attract attention and command ad
miration at any wator-color exhibition.
The Wonders of the Deep. Railway Progress.
At tho close of 1300 the country had
about 50,000 miles of railroad in Operation,
about 5,000 miles being constructed during
that year, and the whole being built at a
cost of more than two billions ot do'lars,
the most of It supplied by American cap
italists. Ill 1851, tlio total railwo mileage of the
country amounted to but 8,876 miles, the
earnings of which from pnwicngora for that
year were $10,27434, atld from freight
$20,102,104, making a total of $30,400,833.
The entire tonnago of all these roads was
about 5,000,000 tons, or equal to 410joiinds
per head of the, whole population of the
United States, tho Value of this tonnage
was set down 4t $7,000,000, ' J '
Iu 1800; t lie tonnage of all our railroads
exceeded 100,000,000 tons, bcllig more than
twenty times as great as In 1831 ; and the
earnings of the roads , from' this source
amounted to about $300,000,000, or, about
fifteen 'times tn much as la 1851. The
value bf tho tonnage transported by' rail
ways In 1800 Is $10,800,000,000,. which Is
more than - four times as much as the
amount of our national debt, Tho average
tonlidgc pet ' mile ,of railway-was about
, pj . ,
2L,600 totiu- If wo assume that the roil roads
constructed In 1809 are equal to 6,000 milei
rf line, and In a single year carry 6nly one.
halfof this average; then the grosp amount
bf their tonnage for. fee year would; bo
6,250,000 tons, tile estimated value of which
would be about $987,500,000. This value
would be nearly equal to ouo-half of ouf
public debt. .,., w ,,
Tho enfliruetion of railroads, leading Id
ihe crwition of a , vast inland commerce,
which otherwise would have no existence
has also led loan inunenoe reduction in tho
rout of transportation. .The expense of carry
ing ludidn Corn arid wheat by common high'
wa vs Is about twenty cents per tort for cacli
inllo. At puch a rosi of , transportation
thefo cereals would have no market value
beyond circles whose ra'dll a'r'e 123 aud 250
miU-H respectively.; Neither 'of them wonld
pay the expense 'of being carried from
Bufiaio to Albany. "' Yet they can be trans
ported upon railroads at tho cost of one
Cent and a quarter per ton for each mile;
and this gives them a marketable value
within a circuit whoso radii are 1,600 and
8,200 miles respectively. Tho superficial
area of a circle with a radius of 125 miles'
is 49,087 square miles, whilo (hat of ono
with a radius of 1,000 miles, is 8,042,400
square miles. This Vant difference between
the two met hods 6f transportation simply
measures tho value of onr modern agencies
for locomotion, and the results secured
thereby, as compared with those that were"
formerly used. Hallways havo tapped the
whole country, and brought all parts of it
within available reach of our great Atlantic
markets. Thfe rapid growth of tho West
ern Statos Is largely due to this fact.
The lands through which these roads pass
have risen Hi value from 300 to 2,000 por
cent, as the consequence of the facility thus
afforded. Lands that previously were un
saleable at any price are how in demand at
from $3 to $20 nnd $30 per acre. They are
occupied by an increasing farming popula
tion. Villages and cities are' springing np
on theso lands In all directions. Tho tide
of population moves forward with the ex
tension of tlio railway system, Augment
ing industrial production and increasingly
contributing all tho material elements of
national growth. Kvery road constructed
through a region where it Is actually need
ed adds at least five times its own cost to
the aggregate valuo of the property of the
country. If wc estimate the cost of the
6,000 miles of road built hi 1809 at f 150,
000,000, the increased value of property
arising from this construction will not. bo
less than $000,000,000. It Is hence a "pen.
ny wIbo and pound foolish" theory that
begrudges stato and government aid to
railways wherolthey aro Imperatively
needed and cannot be built without such
A Question.
Which will you do, smile and make others
happy, or bo crabbed and mnko everybody
around you miserable t You can live among
flowers aud singing birds, or in the mlro
surrounded by fogs and frogs. Tho amount
of happiness which yon can produce is in
calculable, If you will only show a smiling
faco, a kind heart, and pleasant words. Ou
the other hand, by sour bwks, cross words,
aud a fretful, disposition, ycu can mako
others unhappy alnioBt beyond endurance.
Which will you do? Wear a pleasant
cou ntcnauco ;' let joy nnd lovo beam in
your eye 1 There is no joy so great as
that which springs from a kind net or a
pleasant deed j and if you do a kind act
during tho day whereby somo fellow mor
tal has been mado brtppyj you will fool Its
glorious Influence at night when you rest,
and throughout the day when about your
daily business.
Negative Kindness.
Do the doctors know that half the wives
in the world die of this complaint t " He
never spoko an unkind word to his wife."
Ye j but did ho remember, now and then,
to speak a kind One ? Did he have any
sympathy for her bodily or mental ails ?
Or was ho blind and deaf 10 both, treating
them with that cutting Indifference, which
in time chills tho most loving heart, and
silences Its throbs for everl Men are verily
guilty In this regard. They take a' young
girl from the warm atmosphere of a loving,
cheerful home; and after a few brief weeks
of devotion, leave hor to battle, single
handed, with new cares and new duties;
and to bear uleknest with what courage
she may; nnd gO their ways into the
tangled paths of life, without a thought ot
tho responsibilities they are shirking, or
tho solemn vows they havo really brokon.
Good Counsel.
. fit) youn'g man cdnhopo to rise hi society;
or perform worthily his part iii lifo, with
out a fair moral character. The basis of
Such a character is a virtuous, fixed sense
6f moral obligation, sustained and Invigo
rated by tho fear nnd lovo of Clod. The
youth who possesses such a character enrt
be trusted. Integrity, j ustlce, berievolcnco,'
truth, aro not with him words' without
mcauiiig ; htf feels' aud knows tlielr sacred
Import, nnd alms, In tho tenor of his lifo;
fo exemplify tho virtues thoy express. Such
a man has decision of charactor j he knows
what, is right, aud Is Ii mi ill pursuing it;
he thinks and acts for himself, and is not to'
bo made the tool of unprincipled and time-'
serving politicians to do tho dirty work o(
party. Silch d mart has truo worth of
charactor ; his life Is a blessing to hlmsolf,
to Ills family, to society, td tho World : and
ho Is pointed out to future generations as
a proper example for tho rising youth to
emulate, , ,
Tn It OlfsU which ifriur dilo oil! ami
opened at. Pompeii lately tn presence of
General Phil, Sheridan, has been christened
the: "Sheridan."- It turned Out to:hare ,
been a wlna cellar. , Tho clirlutonlng was
Clearly (wo-tnlrds'rl jit., , ti ' "
J -t f -""f VTfi
Louden has 10,000 lawyers.
,a:j a J.. y.
ino juc puujicans fleeted. tea
of the (viol ve, AIJopmcDin tier
scCity on' Moihtlay: '" ' H '
.". l .L..lj."W 4i hen
' A Radical "fm-pfep snyi' that '
the Senator who vot(;d Mithtil
removal .of Sumuer ., should
wear brass,: collars to'shotf
that they m o Grant :(fe.'r '
' '
. . ' '; 'V1
Tii'llatficai ' pnrfy( "'appcffW '
to have - givti tip C'vclj planfc '
in their platform but the Ku f
Klux,' and tlic'y stick to -that,
pith desperate "energy m,-
W. W. Kosvof Sahttusfcy"
county, and Superintendent ((r
Fiemont public school U fetig'.-'
gested as the' Democratic' Can:
didate for State School Coin,
missioned , . ,
The corner-stone of Marrfu'antl.'
Cnpelj of the Divinity School
of Yule College, was laid yea'
terday nooh in the presence of
the'eorflorntiouj professors and"
students. ..:
The importation of tropical
fruit into iTcw Orleans during"
March was 2,957,140 orange,
17,120 bunches banalias, 118,
812 cocoa nuts, 3,217 pine ap
ples, $,brj boxes lemons nnd 0
lis limesi t
The Grand Council of flirt
"Workingmeu's benevolent As
sociation have flgiCed to a Gen
eral Board of Arbitration to
settle the present difficulties,
and to meet the coal operators
ou the 17th of April.
The New York ..Etc tin '
Post has reason to believe lhafc
the. Spanish Government Las
informed Great Britain aud
other Powers that lio proposi
tion lias been made by Spain
to sell Cuba and Torto It co to
the United States.
The Millerites predict the
wreck of matter and the crash
of worlds during this year.
It is given out from Admin
istration sources that this fear-'
ful event is to occur only in the
case San Dominco is not an-
nexed. Grant thinks if his pet
job should fail, it can't make.
much diilcrenco now soon tho
world ,4coincs to an end'
Grant has heretofore been
laboring to increase (he num
ber of ollices so as to provide
one for each member of his par
ty- . . . .
railing in tins, he hiiow en
deavoring to reduce bis ollices
to suit the number of party,
llis latter policy U succeed
ing admirably.
One of the greatest embar
rassments which the Democrat-'
ic minority in CongrfTss have
heretofore had to encounter
was the refusal of the Admin-'
tration to furnish satisfactory
information as to tho true con
dition of the country. For
ten years past the rule of the
Republican majority has been
Speaking of the New Hamp
shire election, the Newark Ad-;
vcrtiscr, tho organ of tho Ite
publican party iu New Jersey
"Wc cannot disguise the -ex
isteuce of a crisis in the lifo of
the party. It has lost its old
power, and its reformatory mis
sion is pretty well ended.-
What the parly wants now is
an absolute purity of adrainis
tration. ... . : .-
lion. J. B. Blair, of tho,
Eighth Missouri district, elect
ed to Congress as a "liberal Re
publican," has ft'ddressed '.a let',
tei' to the Democrats in tho
M Isso U n '""d clega lion "a n nou n
cing that "he will no longer
act, with ; the lladical , party","
The season for conversions haa
set in.' The , New Hampshire
clcctioh.'was i yery'lenid caI to
O .Uvlt
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