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lowa County Democrat.
t/ VOL. XII. let bya axis bk hvooxks. Let bygoDf' In' l>yir*iu‘s; if bygones In* clouded Bt might Umt oi'cusloned h pang of regret, Oh. let them in darkest oblivion be shrouded; 'Tie wise and 'Us kind to forgive and forget. Let bygones be bvgones. and good be extracted From ill over which it is folly to fret; The widest of mortals have foolishly acted The kindest are thus" who forgive and forget. Let bygones be bygones; oil. ebarish no longer The thought that the enu of affection has set; Eclipsed for a moment, its rays will be stronger. If you, like a Christian, forgive and forget. Let bygones be bygones; your heart will ho lighter. When kindness of yours with reception has m ci; rite ffanic of your love will he purer and brighter If, Uorllke. you strive to forgive and forget. Let bygoms In bygones; oh, purge out the leaven Of malice, and try an example to set To others, who. craving the mercy of heaven, Are sadly too slow to I irgivoa n'd forget. I.ci bygones be bygones; remember bow deeply To heaven's forbearauee we ail are in debt ; 7bev value Ho i's Inllnite goodness too cheaply To heed not the precept, Forgive and forget." —Chambers' Journal “ Highly UrntPi'l." Jlv Mrs Lncia Utlbert Kunklc, in the New York Independent. •• 1 assure you, Madam," oh ervod the iluent salesman, deftly folding and pat ting the soft gingham—“ 1 assure you that this pattern is highly genteel. Wo have almost the same identical descrip tion of stripe in foulard and in summer silk, and you could hardly distinguish them apart. There really is not a more superior style in this establishment.'’ I bought the gingham, in spite of the ovation, and that young man will go to his grave believing that his Mattering tongue persuaded me. 1 don’t mind being misunderstood. Having had viino to grow calm, 1 don't very much mind the youth himself, though I con fess that at the moment his little con ceited nose and his delight in his own voice were exasperating. Ha maybe embodied virtue. Perhaps he is the comfort of a widowed mother. Per haps lie is the tender father of six motherless Indies. Helpless brothers and sisters may look to him for bread. The Young Men’s Christian Association, not improbably, Muds him a useful member. And, of course, we cannot choose our noses. He may even he dissatistiod with the “identical descrip tion’’ of his. But, after giving him the benefit of all these doubts, I maintain that he is one of a vast tribe who make war against a great interest of society. The grand sachems thereof sit in Con gress, debate in conventions, (ill editors’ chairs, write papers for the magazines. The inconspicuous rank and file, whose multitude is ns the sands of the sea. may be found in bank-parlors and bar rooms, in mansions and tenement houses, in churches and prisons. They are both male and female, both bund and free, old or young, rich or poor, good or had. indifferently. They have no name. They have no rallying cry. They arc not conscious of the foil instincts of destroyers. Never theless, one and all, do they mock, de base, wound, weaken, and enslave our noble mother-tongue. Coleridge said that it was a kind of providence which gave to the world, at about the same time, the translation of the Bible and the works of greatest Eng lish writers —Shakespeare,Bacon, I look er; so that, hv a double power, the lan guage might lielixcd just when it was iu "its highest perfection. But the diction oi the Bible and of Shakespeare is not half line enough for popular usage. Our gowns are not more tastelessly over trimmed than our speech. Our houses, bristling with sham ornament, within and without, are not mure tawdry than our phrases. I know thut mine is a threadbare complaint, (mod Master William ilar risen, rector of Had-winler and liege of Queen Hess, was much troubled about this matter. Ho says: “Not a few do greatly seek to stain onr language by fond affectation of strange words, pre suming that to be the best English which is most corrupted with external terms of eloquence and sound of many syllable*. Vet Mistress Harrison was not forced to buy her household stuff in “ establishments,’’ nor was the parson's niece soul vexed within him by the con tents of a daily journal. I, more unfortunate, open my morn ning paper to read in the Washington column “Mr. Dash [Hig-Kndian Lilli put] moved that the bill be referred, and said: “ If I appear desirous to a— sumo the initiative in a discussion so momentous, permit me to solicit the indulgent consideration,” etc., etc. liy which, 1 suppose, the great senator meant that, as the time had come to open the debate, he was ready to begin. The (thibelline stale convention being in ses sion at Athens, a delegate is reported thus: ■ Advancing with energetic elas ticity, the reverberating tread of the legionaries of the patriotic Ghihelline party u—ure- their triumph—' Victory blazoned on their banners, I aion and Liberty in-cribed upon their hearts.” j cannot say* that lids gem was filched from Topper's treasury, not having the works of mat sage by me: but it is unite worthy of the lord who turned r*t. Paul's “Godliness, with contentment, is great gain” into "Godliness and content-: ment, these be the pillars of felicity.” 1 My morning paper goes on to speak | MINERAL POINT, WIS., FRIDAY, APRIL l\>, IS7S. of lire as “the devastating element." Concerning the bursting of a dam I am assured that the " elemental forces wrestled in a Titantie struggle with the utmost resistance of man": meaning, probably, that hay hales were in vain. Ofeenrse, the line of the Mood is the " theati r of desolation." as the losers hv it are the "unfortunate victims of this unexampled calamity." A public building, I Mud, is not nearly done, hut "gradually approaches eomnleliou." A notable criminal has not been put iu jail, hut has "sutl’ered the pmaltyof his crime and entered upon his incar ceration for the period of ten years." A slandered man has not gone to law, hut “ instituted legal proceedings." And, finally, from this well of English undetiled 1 draw up (anil now, by the by, in the editorial bucket 1 these -park ling draughts: " Considerations indubi tably tending to aeeellerate pacifica tion"; “conditions which ought not to | disqualify a solitary individual": "en tirely destitute of intellectual nutri tion.” Certain of the magazines can give the newspapers odds in the matter of line writing. I could quote from popular novelists who seem to have " been at a groat feast of languages and stolen the serai's": to have “lived long on the alms-hasket of words." Perhaps it is their example which has launched a fleet of uneeessary for eign words and phrases on the stream of talk. Some aliens there are, it is true, so useful, so puniest, so desirable that we ought to treat them as kindred. 1 do not see how we could spare apropos, ennui, depot (not in the sense of station, however, which is a had use of a good word,) protene, survedanee, prestiye, liiiu boyanl. It is a convenience, at last, to have iu the family words so significant as passe, outre, pronomr, tnntaye, vis-a vis, tete-a-tete, debut, and concise phrases like esjririt itn cons, lout ensemble, or i/u/ge far nientc. But it would he better to write them English fashion, as we do aproftos. We might give up porb.-uionnae without a sigh, “purse” or "wallet” being equal to our needs, “ Envelope ”is a good English word, and ought not to he pronounced in the Yankee-French manner; while it should he reckoned a high crime and misdemeanor to use such affectations as matinee musicale, l>al costume , soiree dansante. sans cere monies, or the hard-worked and needless menu and recherche. My old freind Harrison had a word to say on this point also, and mentions that after the conquest “ the English tongue grow into such contempt at court that most men thought it no small dishonor to speak any English there; which bravery took his hold at the last likewise iu the country with every plowman, that even the very car ters began to wax weary of their moth er-tongue and labored to speak French, which was then counted no small token of gentility. “ But our Enlish ancestors of the thirteenth century had a cloak far their sins of syntax which their heirs of the nineteenth lack. “ Highly genteel ” as the French lan guage is still considered, however, the only words which it affords for the doors of railway stations, the cabins of boats, the windows of post-offices are “ Frm nits,” and “ Homines." We are so polite as to use “ Ladies ” and “ (ientlomen's” in the like places, of, indeed, we do not tall into a lower deep of vulgarity, and write up “Gent’s.” My J hilly Food, the morning paper aforesaid, advertises sit uations for “ sales-ladies,” “ young ladies to learn the sewing-machine”aiul“ pap er-box making," and “ladies,”of the ballet.” 1 detected no lurking satire in i's allusion to the “ gentlemen who en gineered the primary,” and it is not ven long since a great dignitary ad dressed a murderous mob as “Gentle men.” Vow, why must we say “ladies and gentlemen." when we mean simply men and women? Why need we write “ soli tary individual ” when wo refer only to one person? Perhaps “person" is in exact,the root word signifying “a mask,” not a human being. And it seems a pity that we neglect the Saxon “wight,” which is too good to lose. “ Person," however, ought to emancipate “indi vidual,” at once and forever, from a de grading bondage. The old Laird of Anehinleck frowned on the intimacy of hi> son and heir, dames Boswell, with “aim that keepit a schule and ca and it an academe.” 1 think the principle was sound, though the ap plication halted in that case. Hut the plain citizen may well hesitate, to-day, to send hi- children to common schools which are advertised as seminaries and academies, to business schools which llaunt as commercial colleges, to schools of arts which are polytechnic institutes, and which have not the excuse of Dr. Johnson at their head. Of course, the engaging youth w.io sold me the gingham is a “clerk "or “a gentleman engaged in mercantile pursuits." 1 1>• would he bramed with Ids ow n yardstick rather than call him self a salesman or his “ establishment” a shop. He alludes to his wages as “salary," and, if his pay is raised, as 1 fondly hope it may be, he will announce to those helpless infants at home that his “ income has been augmented.” His employer is “ the proprietor of this emporium. - ' His letters are “ epistolary advices." His neighborhood is ” this vicinitv." The calling of a horse doctor is a humane and honorable one. It is onlv when he says he is a “ veterinary sur geon “ that the man demeans him se'f. He who cures corns and bun ions is one of the world’s bene factors. unless he calls himself a “chir opodist, when he becomes a malefac tor. an issuer of counterfeit speech. 1 take it that an author’s is a reputable employment. Lawyers have been known to attain honor and diguilv. Lord Chatham said that its farmers were the real strength and ‘■lamina of a country. 1 wonder why t should be thought "highly genteel" to describe these respectable classes as "literary j geuMemen." “gentlemen of the legal profession,’ 'agricultural gentlemen." 1 wish young women could be taught that it does not add a cubit to the stat ure of a house to call it a " residence;" that a church or even a meeting-house ; : 's venerable as " the sacred edifice;" that it is no more genteel to "retire" ; than to go to bed; that the garment so ! fondly and slowly covered with side plaitings, so coldly and quickly frayed I out along the paving stones, is really a gown, and not a "promenade costume:" : that it need not bring a blush to the | cheek of even Mr, Fodsnap’s Young Person to say leg. instead of “limb," whim leg is meant; that the supper at an evening party is not “an entertain ment ;’’ and that there are well-founded objections to the use of " nicely " as an adjective describing the state of one’s health. "To clothe low-creeping matter with high-flown language,” said old Fuller, “is not fine fancy, but Mat fool ery. It rather loads than raises a wren to fasten the feathers of an ostrich to her wings.” 1 suppose young people will he mar ried, in spite of Sir. Punch’s famous advice. But, serious as that business is, it is not half so awful as ‘lsolenmiz ing their vows .-it the altar." The man who could do that would register ".I, Smith and lady" on his wedding journey (mentioned I j him as his bridal tour,) would speak of his home as his "do mestic establishment,” and would say that a “circumstance transpired” there, meaning that something happened. “He that can catch an ink-horn term by the tail, him they count to be a line Englishman," wrote a grammarian of the sixteenth century. The number of “fine" Americans, as 1 said, passes count. V vocabulary too good for the occa sion is a vulgarity like linmonds at breakfast or a trailing gown in the street. Modesty and honesty of speech belong to good breeding. To talk well is the greatest of accomplishments, and not possible, perhaps, to ns all. Hut simplicity of phrase is in itself a kind of eloquence, as a plain garb in an overdressed assembly makes its wearer seem distinguished. ‘'The bastinado?” says Captain Hoha dil, in "F.very Man in his Humor." “The bastinado? And how came he by that word, trow?” “Nay, indeed,” answers Matthew, “//c saill cmhftl. I termed it bastinado, for my more grace," Oh! highly genteel Matthew! How my salesman would have loved thee' Hut is it ever for our “more grace,” when we mean ‘‘cudgel," to say “basti nado?” • ♦- Sensations During Hanging. A question has arisen which very few living persons at ein a position to an swer, I'iz.: what are the sensations ex perienced during hanging? Some of the few who have been aide tojgive any ac count of their consciousness at so critical a moment say that, after one* instant of pain, the chief sensation is that of mass of brilliant colors filling the eyeballs. Quarlirlii linv-ti' (vol. Ixxxv.) treat ing on this matter says: “An acquaintance of Lord Huron, who meant to hang himself partially, lost his footing, and was cut down at the last extremity, having near ly paid for his curiosity with his life. He declared that he fell no pain, and his only sensations were of fire before his eyes, which changed lirst to black and then to skyblue. These colors are even a source of pleasure. A Cap tain Monlagmie. who was executed in France during the religions wars, but was rescued from the* gibbet at the in tercession of Marshal Turcnne, com plained that, having lust all pain in an ! instant, he had been taken from a light of w hich the charm defied description. Another c riminal, who escaped through the breaking of the halter, said that, after a second or two of suffering, a light appeared, and across it a most beautiful avenue of trees.” All agree that the uneasiness is quite momentarv, that a pleasurable feeling immediately succeeds, that colors of various hues start up before the eyes, and that these having been gazed at for a limited space, the rest is oblivion. Tne mind, averted from the reality of the situation, is en gaged in scenes the most remote from that which fills the eye of the spectator, All On )mr A run nil. If I place my money in tin* savings hank,” inquired one of the newly-arriv ed. “when can I draw it out again?” “Oh,” responded his Hibernian friend, “sure an' if you put it in to-day, you can get it out again to-morrow, by giv ing thirty day’s notice.” VHKUTI.TI KAI.. fitkuk are said to he bt" kinds of apples, all traceable to the common crab. A n;w pieces of bark otf the root of sassafras put iu their nests will prevent or cure lice on hens. SIIKWOVii in Ooimv, \Vts, shipped during the yar 1577 I ,‘JS,pounds j ol cheese, tor which the producers re ! eeived the round sum of $1 tb vj.V I'm English government has issued orders to nuy g’l.lHHt cavalry horses, M each, the horsemen of (treat | Britain will realize something like 1 irs'.tHHMHHI out of the SuO,(HH',OOO vote lof credit for war purposes it the war' i goes on. fill' best time tor transplanting ever | greens is just as ‘he buds are beginning jto swell in soring; hut if much earth is j carried with the roots, or enough to I hold them erect against the wind. I standing on the surface of the ground, they may beset at almost any time, except at the most rapid neriod of giowth. I loiisert d'lsii is a plant easily grown and is very agreeable to most persons as a seasoning to meats, and i- eon sidered a healthy excitant of appetite. It can he grown from cuttings m any deep, rich soil, or even in a mucky one. It is best alter standing out all winter. In the vitality of the cities and i- e\ teiisively cultivated as a market crop, and is tumid to he very profitable. For family u-e a few plants will snlliee. An idea of the size of some of the big trees of California is given by the following from the I'elaluma Aryus .billies English is still at work on the redwood tree he Idled at It.issia l\i\t-i station some months ago. He has al ready made from it ‘J.'iO.OOO shingles, 1.000 fence posts, (!,000 stakes, lumber for a dwelling house and out building, and has lumber left for ."00,000 more shingles. The tree was fourteen feet in diameter. A ("mar In: Him ,hi 100 in one of tin' greatest luxuries uf lif(>, mill should I<> secured I>v each farmer and other person wli.i has room for a small ice house. My neighbor, Mr. (ieorge Kingslnnd, of Kingsland, N, .1,. has the most, complete icehouse and cool room, at a moderate cost, that 1 have seen. It is lit feet square outside, lit feel high, I'J inch studs, inner lining of hoards, and sawdust tilled between inner and outer hoards to peak. The Hour is ol plank. The house is located oua hillside, with entrance door at upper surface, and cool room doot at lower surlace. The cool room is *1 hv o feet and tlj feel high, which admits of ice being packed on three sides and on lop of it. This makes it so cold inside in summer, that meat, milk, butter, etc., freeze* therein, and remain so even in the hottest weather. This is upon tin* principle of the Lesley's Aero Refrigerator, which proves so grand a success, (\mntry <lailirmuu, Hur.Mi Advickto lliniKinius. A writer in the Murk I,mu' I'l.ipii .l.l of a late date is so eminently sound, that we recoin mend his remarks as an especial study to breeders; Finally, then, select, if you can, of the breed that is acclimatized in your district. Strengthen it by an infu nioii of what blood yon find, on study, to suit best; or, if you be imaginative, calculate a cross for yourself. Keep pairing within a narrow circle so long as no symptoms of physical infirmity show themselves. Select continually the best specimens developed, and keep weeding out the weak; so, with ordi nary luck, yon will do as all other dis tinguished improvers of slock have done before you, you w ill justly win a name, yon will supply the market with new stuff, and you will till up your pockets with money at least, if you cannot thus, you will in no other way. Hut, in the first instance, do not go 100 far afield; to begin with, get as high as you can upon the shoulders of (he gener ation before yon. Then be plucky, per severing, and prudent. Iliniaior.Nii. Hidebound is a phrase often made use of to imply an emacia ted condition of the body, which state is often occasioned by a derangement of the digestive and assimilating organs, or it may be the result of feeding on poor provender, or from overwork. In such eases the hair loses its natural glo-s, from want of nutrition, the skin becomes unhealthy and scurfy, and feels tight over the body (hidfhmmil), which state is produced from absorp tion of the adipose tissue, Take of ISarbadoes aloes one ounce; calomel, one drachm; Jamaciu ginger, two drachms; powdered gentian, four drachms. Mix into amass with a solu tion of gum, and divide into four pills. One may be given every night and morning until the bowels are sufficient !y relaxed. After the animal has re covered from the edecUi of the catharlie, one of the following powders may he given, mixed in the teed, every night and morning; mix vomica, twenty grains; powdered ginger, one drachm; jjowdered gentian, one drachm; pow dered golden-seal, one drachm; mix. One and one-half drachms of powdered sulphate of iron may he given every day at noon. Feed oats twice a day. and carrots once. In the majority of case* lice are to be attributed to an im- ; poverished state of the system, tuul : want of nroper cleanliness, and it is not improbable that tho unhealthy, hide bound appearance is th' chief cause of these animal visitors; for they averare ly soon on tin 1 body of a healthy animal " ill' clean skin, unloss (In' animal thus j a Hooted is kept close to sonio hon roost. I'ho treatment most likolv to ho otVootivo in destroying the lice is, first, to improve I tho general health by administering i medicine as already described. Tho 1 body may ho thoroughly smoarotl with lard oil ami in twenty four hour* afterward tho skin slumltl he well wash oil with stft soan ami water. Suitable clothing should he provided to prevent tho animal from taking oold. I n'hmi;* llmear. baby i. a necessity, hut twins al wuss did sot'ui lit me to ht> ova spokn lativo nature, ./os/t Hilliuiis. ' Is this Alder ('rookinquired a tourist of an old man loaning over a lonoo." Vos,dis isalldororeok 1 knows tin," was the reply. Toaoher with reading olass: Hoy (readmit “ Vinl as she sailed down tho river “ Tt>aoher ' Win are ships failed she" Hoy tprooooioiisly alive to iln- responsibilities of his se\) Heeause they need men to manage them." Very few girls tun spank a ponpei box as it should ho spanked, and yet they w ant to gel married and raise fain ilios. Oil (Siii /Vmccri/. A harking dog never bites, hut tho saint' measure of oonlidonee isn't to ho plaood in a hu/./in’ bee, even if ho does go to war backwards.” /beo/Wi/u /Vino nut. " Ma, are wo oannihals ?" askt'tl a little Highlh street girl of her mother lilt' other morning. " Why, my old Id, what tlti yon moan?" "Ohl nothing, onlv I heard you say to Itridgot, * Hoy logs for breakfast.’ ('innmuili Sat unlay Si ; ihl. A poetess weighing IhO pounds yearns “to twitter as a bird on some lone spray." When she gels on a spray and begins to twitter there is going to be an item for the looal paper, unless the spray is as thiek as an underground gas pipe, \orrintoirn llnultl. A good little hoy who was kicked by a mule didn't say any naughty words or go home crying to his mother, lit' just lieil the mule within live feet of tho beehive, backed him round to it, and let him kick. A bright little girl not long since was urging her mother logo up stairs and hear her say her prayers before retiring. Her mother, not liuding it. convenient, told her that .lesus could hear them just as well. “ Hut, mother," replied the little doubler," ".lesus can't turn oil the gass." I.lllli* f)l*|*H of WlltlT. I .111 lo of Hiiml. Iliiki* I In* tnlitlily orrmi A ml I In* liullliiootlt I iiIMI 1 lllli* nliiH of w lilsky. I.lltli* hoi iih ol hrcl, MhKi* Uh* lili obi hmiili’r, \ml (lid tlriink niopit*. An Irishman, who hail been Hick a lon).' lime, wum oni' day met hy tin* I>arinii prient. when (he following' con vernation took place: “ Well, Patrick, I am glad yon have recovered. Were yon not afraid to meet yonr tlod?" "(>h, no, your riverence ! Il won meet inn Ihe other parly that I waa afeard 11 v I" replied Pat. A gentleman speaking of hi* wife to a friend, naid: “llcfore we were married, ahe lined to nay ‘hye hvc’ ho sweet ly when I went down the steps." “And now wind doeH aim nay?" naked the friend. “Oli, )iist the Hume," exclaimed the man, “hny, hny !" "Ah, I hoc,” naid the other other, “nlie only exercises a little different ‘ Hpell 1 over yon." " Il in the judgment of thin court that yon marry thin girl forthwith and may (■oil have mercy on yonrsonl- yon will remain in the custody of the officer who will permit yon to go to Winona to obtain the liceiiHe,’, whh the luminous decision of a New Hartford ( Minn.) jus tice the other day. What do we call money? VV/Vaoic. Well, hy Heveral or more nanieH. Home deHerihe it iih “ spondnlix," Home an “tin* slull," home an “IheHiigar," home oh the “ rhino,” Home an “ HpooiiH,” Home an " the ready,” cithern an “ hrads." The French call it “ rnn/ml," the English “the needful'" in Mexico, “canting." In the South it in “ rocks," in the East " tin," in the West “ ragii," in Canada it goes hy the name of “ spel ter.” 11ereahonlM it iH"ahort," A tramp wan nulled off the trucks of a passenger-car the other day, and, after Hinilingly Hiihmilting to the accuHlomed kick, turned to the conductor and naid: “Oldman, yon can hell away at me with that mnle’M head that you carry on the end o’ yonr leg till yon kick me ho full o’ liolen that my hide won't hold Huge brush, hut von can't knock the glory out o’ me, or keep me from nhoutin’ over the thought that I'm just .'515 mile* ahead o’ thin grindin’ mono poly. I froze to thin train at Reno. Whoop 1" Elko I Srr.j I’nut. It in calculated that if all the insects of tke world were piled in one nous the heap would he greater than that of all the heantH and birds. NO. 3ii.