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♦ 9m I ï3lj?®ï Mm 3 JH»:O-c: sur». :m::i'^^"./s^:EH£.:n:„/3it-'JaB:flL-.'"^: ST, FRMCISVILLE, LOHMA, FRIDAY, APRIL 5,1872. m. na® .. a." JK *> ÏE\Î SERSES-VOL 1. KO. 9. wm ^îmMiow 0 f W'etit Fcliomnu ut 4 l nnil Ki'Hla.v'» (Ii tor TBBMp t ....»5 00 r, iu wjyaucü i iv> crtbln* Katcs» ..fil 50 », wlill ÄRIlt«-) uBcrtion World, of Prague, kce of Servia is about to [ssian Princess, and it I this alliance a no less »salt than the driving of [Europe - fed to the third pow lood has the photographs departed lords in a L vignette of bei self in M underneath is the in f he Lord will provide." ling notic^ printed on I boards, with a nico bor > in a place of business [Ï,: " Mubbc you don't lafrount here, veil you Le peesnis, ain't it ?" t Beust said, tho other kungarian journalist |eve that I have amassed I was chanceler of the fcpire. The truth is, I |oorer than when *1 came writer advises young favorably upon those agricultural pursuits, ason that their mother a gardener. He forgot ver, that the gardener tion in consequence of (îudiana) paper says : hero are swarmimj with and sportsmen have ~ng them down by the i roost is said to ex ht miles of woods. At il and boys kill them save ammunition." 'eo. Peabody, the Lon once sawed a cord of cord, New Hampshire, a night's lodging at the at was a practical lecture n who fail to pay their use they are out of arted, but illiterate, liv keeper, who could not horse ill-treated, used perfect sincerity, and, us with accuracy : " My them as abuses bosses "to me, and comes as reathin'." anderwerken, a young nfrfrom Troy, New York, nd fields of Africa, has h several fine specimens, eighty-two-carat stone and an cighty-threo-car He and two partners iking thirty negroes iu the diamond rivers. in sewing 1 successful introduc is known as the " car It is an " automaton," to run along tho room i of carpets to 18 propelled by the oper the same time, does the Ui ease which is really • who was sympathizing ghbor Jones on the death d : " You should re • Jones, there is no loss gain. John, you re ys a monstrous 1 was," respond ed parent ; " but to laid up with the rheu ! ^iûter and died just e is pretty tough neigh A Step in Atlvancc. The new French éducation bill, which, if we understand tho some what enigmatical telegrams, has pass ed the* French assembly, provides that every child between six and thirteen years of ago mud be sent to school. A persistent refusal on the part of parents to send their chil dren to school, entails a loss of civil rights. A more important provision limits tho suffrage, after 1880, to such as shall be able to present a certificate of study, showing that they have passed an examination in certain specified branches. We arc, in this country, just trying the ex periment of confining all offices to those who have passed a competi tive examination. It is a fair ques tion whether, since the voters are the rulers, they should not also be required to pass nn examination in reading, writing, and speaking tho English language. Should tho servant, iu learning, bo above his master ? Artisiaus Versus Tbc Jvca ?nc«l Professions» We have time after time urged upon our peoplo tho advisability of directing tho choicc of their sons to a means of living hitherto tabooed by what is called " good society."— Wo havo pointed out 'to them tho certainty of an artisian making a living where lawyer, doctor or cler gyman might starve in genteel idle ness. The world cannot do without craftsmen. Tho workers in iron wood are always iu demand. A man may go into n new country, whether civilized or demi-civilized, and carry his recommendation in his first stroke of work. lie does not Deed to build it up step by step as falls to the share of the learned professions. His first work establishes his fitness for his place, and for tho first work he has not long to wait. We said those things several years ago, and we repeat them with in creased emphasis. A ruined coun try, and peoplo brought up to habits of luxury, and then suddenly impov ished, required au entire change in thought and habits. There are vast landed estates, but no money, and greatest curse of all, the terrible turf hunger," which made the plan ters hold on like grim death to deso late and uutilled acres. Under these circumstances, what were our young men to do ? Some, all honor to their energy, threw themselves into the hardest agricul tural labors. But every one knows how disaster after disaster has houn ded the planter ever since the war. Floods, and failure of crops— high-priced labor—a niggardly legis lation, which fought over every cent appropriated to the benefit of the people, as so much taken from their own perqusites—all these things have reduced tho Southern planter to the last extremity. Of tho brave-hearted young men, who four or five years ago set forth, hoe in hand, to re trieve their disasters, how many to day stand free of debt, and with means of living for ono year ahead insured to them ? Others (and by far too many' threw themselves into the overcrowd ed ranks of professional men.— Where ono of them has made a liv ing, twenty have failed. Yet adher ing to old tradition, twblßssß oblijt'. that the sinews of mind and body should only bo exercised in the old timo honored rùts. But at no time since tho war can wo remember the day when a good artisan was not certain to get work and pay, even when apparently there was no money in the country. In the infancy of any community they are indispensable, and if wo are not in swaddling clothes, we would real ly like to know where a more imped ing proccsa can be found. To-day good mechanics are in re ality the most independent and pros perous members of our community. Some have made large fortunes, oth ers are making them. The cry is universal for skilled labor, and the ranks are not as well filled as if young men would put aside an old effete prejudice and recognize man ual labor not only as a necessity, but as an honorable necessity. The old life is null and void. Tho new life requires different training and cul ture. It is better to roof a house well and get good pay for it, than to sit under the same roof and let pov erty and discontent eat out the heart. As a general rule there is no want of culture among mechanics. In fact, they are usually intciligeut men, better posted on the issues of the day than most of their fellow-citizens. They arc peaceable, law-abiding, and usually make up tho beat part of every community. Let no one suppose that our re marks have grown out of any want of respect for the. " Three Black Giaces." We pay them due honor, but%iey arc not so universal in their favors that they lavish wealth and reputation upon their most incapable followers. We merely suggest there are thewes and sinews of very little use in the learned professions which might bo turned to profitable ac count among the welders of iron and fashioners of wood. We merely deprecate the folly of parents who in many cases will not allow their sons to follow their own inclinations and choose an honest trade instead of a profession.— N. O. Times. Bills Signed by tue Governor.— The following is a complete list of all tho bills passed at the last session of 1872, which bave been signed : 1. Civil rights concurrent resolu tion. 2. To amend an act to incorpo rate tho town of Carrollton. o. Appropriating balance of sala ry of the late Lieut. Guv. Dunn to his widow. 4. Belief of J. Osboru. 5. Joint committco to prepare an address to the Congress of the Uni ted States. G. Relief of Sirs. Mary Barlow. 7. Relative to tho removal of duty on rice. S. Belief of Wm. Bendel. 9. Amendment to Revised Civil Code. Pontchartrain Railroad bill. Appropriation bill. Supplementary appropriation 10. 11. 12. bill. 13. Relative to police jury of Red River. 14 License bill. 15. Relief of Alex. Lazano and others. 16. Relief of Mrs. Lipshuts. 17. Revenue bill. 18. Establishing an additional term of the District Court of the parish of Carroll. 10. To incorporate the Indepen dent Hook Company No. 1, Alexan dria. 20. To incorporate Independent Hook and Ladder Firo Company Alexandria. 21. To define fees, &c., of Audi tor of Public Accounts. Iron-Papeu .—German journals complain that this article, which is simply common paper mixed while in tho pulp with iron filings, so as to increase the weight, is " shamelessly advertised in all English and Ameri can papers," alid is particularly re commended to shop -keepers for wiap ping up their wares. As the papers in which groceries arc put up are generally weighed along with the ar ticle, there can be no doubt that the use of such paper is fraudulent. Bufwe must demur to tlio assertion that it is advertised in all English papers.— American Artisan, 0*er«Woil4. The complaint is quite universal that in our American jifc wo over strain the muscle, over-wear the brain and over-burden tho heart. Men at the hottest point of enter prise give out, and consumption takes tho body, lunacy the mind, avarice tho affections. Promiuent men drop suddenly here and there, when they are all aglow with pers piration, and dilated eye, and ab sorption of success. The epitaph is, " died of over-work." It should bc j " died of mis-managed work." That wheel on the car is not hot because it rolls faster than the other wheels, nor because it is weaker or stronger; but becsuse its journal was not pack ed as well—because some unusual friction has heated it. « Here is a sewing machine with which a woman has flung thread enough to baist the two hemispheres together at the equator, and reach tho north pole, and make a spool of ifc. And yet it has needed little repair as it sunt the dollars together with its monoto nous buzz. Here is another that is returned, broken in pieces and radi cally injured. Lack of lubrication, misfeeding or guiding caused an in jury, and then it has been up-hill work ever since, till it has becomc absolutely worthless. Men are worked in precisely the same ways. A man cannot run his body, and leave his mind behind without harm ; nor nis mind and leave his body iu tho lurch ; and neither, and fling hia soul out to the dogs. False work, mis-judged, and mis-guided work, is the crime of the day. No mechanic shall fail in mus cle, nor in skill if ho will fertilize his mind as hegoes along, and keep a window in his oor.î open to God. No business or professional man shall waste in body, or waver iu mind if ho will proportion his intellectual and physical toil, and not forget his religious obligations.— Rev. Wm. Ai da Jiartlelt in tlui Chicago Pulpit. What won't American inventors do finally ? A civil engineer has pe titioned Congress for aid to enable him to test his method for producing artificial rain. To try this experi ment, ho asks only for 300 cannon ind 30,000 pounds of powder. He furthermore wants the cannon to be discharged simultaneously by elec tricity. Tho rain-maker calls atten tion toihejact.that heavy showers have followed great battles, and he suggests that the government ought to find out whether artillery had any thing to do with tho rain. In case the experiment is successful, wo sup pose that every well-to-do farmer will invest in 300 cannon, and keep a largo stock of powder always on hand. And, then, in dngr times, the clerk of the weather will receive thundering salutes of artillery. Newspaper Borrowing.—A West ern paper whose subscription list has suffered from tho evil it depre cates, says : " Reader ! if you have borrowed tho paper you are reading, don't do it again. Subscribe. It isn't safe, to borrow papers. We once know a poor, but honest man, who borrowed a paper, innocently, and inadvertently, from a hitherto wholesome neighbor. Fatal act. That terrible centagion, the small pox, was conveyed insidiously iu the fibres of that sheet. Of that exten sive and interesting family, a doting father, a fond wife, several intellectii al and heroic sons, thirteen lovely daughters, two popular mothers-in law, and three beautiful aunta—not one remained to tell tho tale." Some Pennsylvania wood-cutters recently sawed down a large poplar tree, and found snugly ensconced therein a hickory sappling fully four inches inside the bark. Both hickory and poplar were perfectly eouul. lïiltlcrsround Hiver. Two Me n Discover a River Without Source or Mouth. [From the hejuvenworth (Ind.) Democrat.] During this age of discoveries and superstition it becomes our duty to report a fact, which, to those unac quainted with the singular develop ments of the day, may be somewhat disposed to doubt. But wo give it as a positive truth, as related to us by one of tho best citizens in this county, who went and examined it. It is as follows : Two men, named John E. Stanley and Frank Henni ger, were employed to dig a Meli on the farm of Mr. Benjamin Ellis, who resides in Washington county, near the line of Harrison and Washing ton counties. They commenced dig ging in a place where, as they thought, it would be probable not to encounter an obstruction in their search for water. They had pro ceeded but a short distance, how ever, when they encountered a bed of lost " niggerhead" rocks, which, upon being broken open, were found to contain water and other substanc es, supposed to bo oro of some kind. When they reached the depth of sixty feet from tho surface, they ciame to a large cave, which they followed tho distance of ten twelve feet, when there before their gaze was a beautiful river of clear water, which upou examination was found to contain an innumerable number of small white fish. Upon closer examination it was found to be sixteen feet wide and five feet in depth, and as clear and cold as spring water. is an experiment, a lighted can dle was placed upon a small piece of plank and sot afloat. It started off into the darkness with tho cur ent, and was soon .lost to sight. Several persons have visited this curiosity, and many were tho con jectures as to where the water came from and whither it wont, but noth ing satisfactory could be arrived at. It seems, however, to bo the general impression in that neighborhood that, in days gone by, when the country was inhabited by Indians, they had known of this cave and river, and had concealed their wealth in it, and then filled tho entrance to the cave with loose rocks, and left it to return, perhaps, at some future time and convey it home. The last is only a supposition, yet wo think it a very probable one. Who will in vestigate this matter and throw more light on this strange and singular discovery ? A Practical Study .—Tho students of the mining class in the Massachu setts Institute of Technology made an excursion with some of their pro fessors last summer to the mines of Colorado and Utah. On<| of the re sults of this trip is tho addition to the laboratory of tho institute of about eleven tons of gold and silver oro, upou which the students cau try their skill. Here is a practical sort of studying, and it is only an exam ple of tho spirit which prevades the entire plan of instruction in this ex cellent institution. A Nashua fisherman, who recently visited the bayous of Winnipiseogee in search of picl^erel, hired a high priced assistant to show him tho grounds, cut holes, etc. On the re turn trip, after three days of bad luck, the high-priced assistant remarked : "Wall, Mr. —, I didn't think how you'd ketch many. You seo tho fact is, I seined 'em all last fall." --►-*»»-« On a certain occasion Lord Alvan ley half affronted Mr. Grovillo, with whom ho was dining. The dining room had been newly and splendidly furnished, whereas tho dinner, was but a very meagre and incufiereut one. While some of the guest s were flattering their host on his taste, magnificence, etc., "For my part," said his lordship, "I had ratlicr have scon less gilding and more carving." A Dolly Varden dress is thus des cribed for the benefit of ignorant people : " A • Dolly Varden' is a moire antique dress pattern, and it iff made of some material, and is cut bias at the top and bottom and trim med with honiton polonaises and tube rosas, with a peplitm running two chains and three links to tho south-west from tl>e starting point, around the skirts of civilization, and pinned together sèlï-acting safety pin. The figures are so large that it takes eight dress patterns to show them off to advantage. Pertinent . —A Loudon exchange says : The publisher of a London street periodical was recently'fined £50 on account of the obscenity of the engravings it contained, which were considered as unfit to bo placed iu tho hands of the children for sale. What about the lads who have .to assist in its machining and folding ? Are tho morals of juvenile printers less worthy of care than gutter ur chins ? Is it exactly the right thing to undertake tho printing of such works ? The vicinity of Knoxville, Tenn., was visted by a very heavy earth quake shock on Monday morning, Feb., 2Cth. Buildings was caused to creak and strain, and much alarm was created. It was accompanied by a heavy sound resembling thun der. [from Tuesday's issue.) New Haven, Ct ., April 1.—The en • tire Republican State Ticket is elect ed beyond a doubt. Voting pro gressed quietly, with less than usual excitement. Washington , April 1.—A bill was introduced repealing tho income tax and forbidding its collection for '71. Repealing tax on brandy and reduc ing whiskey tax. An effort to get a two-third vote for the Supplemental Civil Rights Bill failed. A bill repealing the law giving por tion of fines and penalties to infor mers in Internal Revenue cases pass ed. Private dispatches received from Connecticut say that it is very doubt ful if there is an election by the peo plo. Gov. Jewell himself shares these impressions. Indications are that the Republicans gain one legislator over last year when they had twen ty-six majority on joint ballot. The committee reported favorably on Parker's nomination for Survey or of Customs, at New Orleans. Tho Earl of Granville's second let ter to Secretary Fish, reached here and will be read in Cabinet to-mor row. New Yore , April 1.—Advices havo been received from the Aspinwall showing that tho steamers Pizaro and Virginia, are in close quarters.— The Capt. of the Virginia threatens if I'izaro fires he will run into her and sink both vessels. At Seven P. M., Professor Morso continues very low ; sleeps at times but conscious when awake. Louisville , April 1.—The celebra tion of the Fifteenth Amendment was o notable success, 'f he conduct of the people was perfect. Speeches and concerts were largely attended. Vicksbdiïg , April 1.—t>own steam er Frank Pargoud at 7 p. m. New Orleans , April 2. —No cine has yet been obtained as to tho perpe trators of the robbery of sixty thou sand dollars yesteaday from a run ner of the Citizen's Bank, although the Bank offers twelve thousand dollars reward for the a rrrest of the robbers. New Orleans , April 2.— Gold quot ed at 10 to 10 1-4. Cotton, firm and unchanged. Low Middling 21 3-1. Molasses, light supplies and in tho absence of buy I ers no accurate quotations can be obtained. ' Cut.