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lVilliaui T. Haskell, The Ten
nessee Oral or.
Jsotwi(hstaniJing all lhat Mr. t'ar-
lyle naa written Rgamtt stump-oratc-
ry nl 6tumi)-oiator.Q: and not with
standing our very liigu regard for Mr
t;arlyie as an oricinal and txild think
er and writer, j-et we are not prepared
to admit the applicability oi hi.s re
marks, in all their l-readth and full-
nesH, to the system of political uehate
in our country. -Scattered over a wide
area of territory a considerable por
tion of our population unlettered not
a few unabie to read or write, the peo
ple oi ttie l.mted states, especially
those of the rural distiicts, found, in
the paid:, ami f-till find, though in a
less degree, the stump-orator their
chief political teacher. The stumj
orator wau and to Home extent still is,
in a politics sense, emphatically, "the
fchoolniuider abrop.d.' We are atis-
lid that from the year to 1S0(,
the citizens of Tennessee, taken as a
whole, were as well informed those
f uny tbfr State of the Lnion, and
much ttftVy.ir-CS, L the 'inpc-r
taut tjiH-s:iou8 and issues aivnoig ana
agitatiDg tho public miud, duiiDg that
period, thon those of many of our
sister .States. And this is probably at
tributable to the fact that no other
JState has been more distinguished for
her able political tpeakevs, preemi
nent among whom was the subject of
the present sketch.
William T. Haskell v.as liorn July
-'Sth, 1S18, in the town of Murfreestw
ro, lennevfii c, and w as (he younger of
two sons of John and .Nancy Haskell.
His father was a native of Rhode Is
land, a luwy r by profession, lie im-
migrat -d t Tv-me.i:ee about the year
ISllorlSli: took an active part in
the Creek war as a f-.ubordicatecrTicer:
and, alter the clos of the war, settled
in Murfrccsbnro, pursuing his profes
sion until lJSi'l or 1S"2, when lie was
made Jude of the Circuit Court for
West Tennessee. l:pon his appoint
ment tin rf-inove'.t with h:s family to
Ja(-kson, West Tcnne.-see, where he
coutimied to reside until his death.
atious the year l.xl'J.
Hi!) mother was bom in .Sumner
county, TtU'i., and died al out the
yearls;;ti. fchewas a Bitter of the
Hon. Charles Ready, at one time
member of Congress from the Mur
freeeburj district, and, f-r mauvyesrs,
a distir.;uishcd iuember of the Ten
nessee Bar.
Having gone through a preparatory
course of siudy at Jackson, the subject
of thia biogiaphics! outline entered
the Nashville University, at that
lime under the preddeiicy of Dr.
Philip Iiiudsley, one of the profound
st seh )lurs ftnd iiK st i:ce ssftd iu
ca'o;s in tie West, lie University
whs, at that time, in "i most prosper
cii him! ll-tif '.si i;;g oiit'ition, K'-iioii:g
foitii aLTt:a!'y y-- una n,u!ts ii.td to
liil, i.s itiiiny in ii.tra !i!, : i e for most
r:n.ks f le i.'.if! cd pf.fes-iJis. Did
rpiCC V.- IliltlU Iil-lllCIBte
ii. ny ii-'hs, faii)iiiir i-ft ot.ly in
IVniie: sei I ur o:id her i.iui's. who
; are rc!l t t l hoiior ut :i r .' eir Alma
Mir as ivrl! us ii; on hcir co-im'i y,
at t! e lif, i'ni M e tench, in the piil
plt s lid i;i -r h gi l 'tive baiis: K.'a'e
and '-j;r -'A-io.ja'. l5fsH"swi of ex
IrHoiitinttry ni- kiics Vf :rtellcc, it
rupiinil ro grct'.t. h.lor or t libi t in
him to master Ihe ii';Al stti'tits of tti
lb.- wa- warm 1. curled, pi, fYntils,
geiu r lis in if ihhj: ly in hi.s Kming.
I lis ui'ital HJ!1 mcihI iialHiM were
fi-ini ft i.i
1 ' ii tirade him lb?i life ik
( 'o:tpiiio;i. bi
bitll-tlf a lli!l
;-iive in 'i'e.i he-si '
: , that it was ;i.-a:
r. C Ollt
p , 'iii d
i o h ire
u ne
and gldamed forth brightest flashes of
luminous and illuminating thought
rue following year Jlaskell was re
turned from his county (Madison) asa
representative iu the lennessee legis
lature. In the memorabJecampaigii
cl 184 1, the most hotly contested in
the history of Tennessee, Haskell was
placed ujKiii the electoral ticket, in
behalf of the sage of Ashland. He
was iu hi.-t glory, for he entertained
the most enthusiastic admiration for
Mr. Clay. He canvassed the eutire
State and eoruestly and eloquently
discussed and defended the great
measures of the w hig party. The is-
sura were vast and all-absorbiug and
called forth the highest eflorta of his
intellect: and well and ahly did he
discuss them, winning for himself
wherever he appeared, golden opin
ions and a State-wide reputation. He
soon took his position in the froDt
rauk of Teunessee orators and at that
time few States iu the Union could
present a finer array of speaking tal
ent on cither side of the political isaues
then involved. His eflorts were simp- i
ly grand wh'.-thcr regarded in th'-ir
loiricst .?Tvatcr."u.nwr ineir veiteiiitut
declamation, their inimitable wit
their bitter irony," withering sarcasm
or hold and astonishing nights of ora
tory. He combined all these m a con
sum mate degree. He swayed
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if bis t !;t siii::i .
i.bil ty :.i.d p:-ft i:
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f his itcv
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ded. Telt-pboiie No. uj.
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HF. . : . ::i;.;mus. K; U. Uaixiiik.
Will j'lvcticei:! t ie ( haucery. 1rcnlt uc
CrunliHl Couruso: Maiiry aadmU ajoinlnc
and r eoerirU
(vinalitb. and In the Hen
(Jourt at Nanny me, Toon
delV bm
it.i thin.
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iii I 1 In- p -
! . -pt i-.i'.i I!
g.-HL-:e i.l:d
t i.o igli ( f 1 1 .
t !i: ;. 'j'.c ( 1 0:1 vii .--e :.:s " mil s fiin
l.-.Oii-i t- r. 'Ills, ny info.maiit ussured
me, v.iso! e rl th -ir t. v-..:i;' so:;rce.s ot
amus m'litKii'l ;ht' it wtjs reiilv as
entertain nz ;.s any ther.tr cal cxhibi-
i'tit. H is genius as er-tile and be
ctiliJ "u .'-11 uch er-a-:o is, with ease
aixl fl ier cy, pas;, "F:oj grave to gay,
from lively io ofl'i le;" :d :t.al h was
Mp-aliy In mj in sci io- oij.e ly, side
hptUting larce r 'e p- 01 ed tragedy;
and in th secolfge l a-mes he was
displ .y ng lire v ry .p'ahties of mind
which ;'M'cs! H'.'oweii ibe omitg ora
l r and poiular ha hr.
Dm ii g 1; s oile.fit'.' e;'V. e! , be dis
tinguished hiin-t-!'', l y liijliveiing, at
commtuc ni.-Lit, in original oration,
entitled "'pi etry at:d lh' rjoel.v' which
is said to Law fetn striV: it gly btoiKi
fu!, elegaut and refined in thought as
will as dicii. n. Thin aud;ess, deliv
ered while he was ytt a juni r. won
for him unbounded applause. Indeed
it is said, by t-ome of tiioss who heard
it, to have been a wonderful ) rdue
tion 'or one of his years and U iiave
exhiliited a prof.i;i:d Jind aectirate
knowledge of Engli.-h liteiature.
Jit-fore the completion ot his toiiege
course a call was made f r voitinteer.s
from Tel. diss! e to cpuli the S nrnolis
in Florida. Ardent, impulsive and
chivalrous in teiopei.-.m-: nt, he threw
down his books, it ft his studies, and
having joined a volunteer comi;iiy,
went to the siat M v. ar idiil served out
his time in thai campaign. This was
in IS.'!'.;. At the close i tlie campaign
he returned to Tennessee and receivid
from the faculty of the University his
diploma, ami at once entered the office
of his father, Juile Haskell, s a law
student. Me was koii af'.er uduiittetl
to the IAr, and, when he was scarcely
twenty-one ye:irr of age, he was unit
ed in marriage to Miss l'aralee Porter,
of Vo.t Teiiis'.s-ce, wli af.er his
death was for M-wral years our highly
esteemed, inttlligt nt Hiid honoied
State Uibrarinii at NmsIiv He left
) surviving him t: ve h;.;r- ir, three sous
and two daughters.
Upon 'hi? nomination of f.tnerjl
Hat risen for tlii Ti e-i-fei .-y iu ISI'.l,
he cn'ered the p.-li iesl ;.r; n, f r the
rii-s t time, iS one of !be joii.hlul
ehsiiiipions in Ttiiiiefar'e of the Hero of
Tippecanoe. And we may remark
i ere, tiiat from that day N ward to
the c'ose of his politic d areT in ioVi.
be gdiantly i ore the id Wliig hau
lier, tj:ou;h C.tiy IVe-i'hiitia) am
paign, moid the du-t i.ml nn ke of
iiiaoy a hard f.'tight li.-.M; ;tf"l whil
in bf baiKis, il :i!was oai.eed and
ttodeil proudly in tie :m of ti e tight.
Nor did he Vnr t-ul-Vr it, Mhilehe
! ore i, to trail 1 sin ii.m d in the .iost.
Jf:s puny ttiisn.tt u defeated, though
bo always triumphantly vindicated
jls prif.eiph'S alid ltr p iiee. With hilil
ora-or v wus p iHsii 11 and poliiicul dis-
us io:t the I'-'ii ent 111 which he most
idelij;htd Iu l e outset of his career
ho eioouii' red young i-Veli. a broth
er oltrieneral r-v 11. 1:1 west leiutes
9ie, w!.o afterwards jr:.ihim!y fell up
on one of the blo-idy r.e'ds of Mexico.
.Kwell was a young lawyer of extra
ordinary b id a n y of intellect and
full as a:d -ut s-anouiie tn 1 drishing as
yung 114-kel!. i 1. -y e.-i-ovs.'d opp-i-1e
sides in the C impawn o.' 1S!' and
two more gallant, courtly and chival
Toim knights never graced a politii-al
lourimmcnt in Teuntesoe tiian these,
iKitlt in the iuJi i! -sh of early man-'
ImmmI. I have been told by those who
had the fortune of hearing theru in
debate, that it was a contest of joung
giauts, aud from the crossing of their
Damascus blalcf. Hashed and llew
electric tfiutilJations of sparkling wit,
multitude as with the wand of a ma
giciau. iiis logic seemed on tire and
bore everything before it. like the
rushing sweep of some mighty river
fed by swollen tributaries. His power
over vast crowds, to move them at
will, was immecse now melting to
tears, now convulsing with laughter,
now tilling theru with wild, uuboim I
ed enthusiasm, manifested in burst after
burst of applause. At times hf seemed
almost instiired. drawiug to hint he
enthused, entranced mass and infus
ing into them the same passion and
fire, that kindled aud shook his own
soul. As the sea of faces bent forward
spel'-bouEd, with parttd lips and
eager eyes, impassioned looks and
haled breath, he swayed them as the
wist wind liends the ripeniDg grain.
tin these occMMons, his eloquence was
earnest, impetuous, comiuciug, ine
sistible :
'Hi wenis were like a wheel of fire
Roiling aud burning '.his way now,
now that,"'
and his ilexible voice, dpfp
tcnjil. souorous md thunder-like,
roll?d and reverberated, giving
txHly ffiid form to thy Hashing
thought as the thunder peal follows
the elect 11c flash. His name heme
forward became the watchword of the
Wing party in Tennessee, while he
became to tin m "a toweref strength,"
in everv siieci eding ttolrical contest.
lake the lollowers of Henry of Na-
var e, t hey wati-lied aud R-lioHed 111
tin- ttiilic of I i lofty plume wii h a
C 'i'Seloll-. I il'l' et coming vielory.
In the war wiLh Mexico he was t'oi-
o'i 1 i ;t mi linlter regimi'iit o! In!.. u t
r.aiid -.trvtd hit cotioity 111 that ca-
;v .city itli gail-iiify and di-ainciioi;
:iod upon his return 111 the !ol:om;
year, was c.ccteil to ( ongnss, where
ir.' r i veil iiiie t rni. Ilcditl rot pre
sent his nans- a- a candidate for re
eict'iimi. His name and fame as an
r:.t.r wese by no means confined
ivi:hio t.iie Iiaiit3 of hi.s native State,
tor in tlui IVesideii-ial campaign '
bsS, he Irfire ibe banner of tit 11. Tav-
l.ir ll-iough t'c canvass in sev ra.
other States i f 1 lie Ui:ioi. Aeain in
1S.VJ he nik tho field for Cel.. Scofl
and the rii.nuur tonea of Jus clarion
t 'i.i'.i n oi t be S a'e. As Will tin
writer l-t tr-mi-rs, In? made l.i ial
appcittmce as a iroplllar, pol.tie;il di
imier. in tiie intt-r. pt of Mr. H'il.'more
as !(. hi.r eali'lld Ue I'.r (he 1'risi
dfi.cy .'. iS",i; Silli it 'ur a'n.'.lt ix
It en eiis, he was i.'om ::i It ' I V h-. r
tl t- 1 et 'iV of Ids n.ii i v: State, imiiirf
her leading and most tbstiii.gtii.-h'.-d
Ii :s proper hero to i.ite that hi
professional eireer is net m.jlKe
v. Mh M t-i-ess. Intiiitt lie .- tns t
ll 1 ve h.id'no heart for !hc (ilili, il'V I'll
I I -..-' th-tad.-tif Ihe I--IW. He lltii.il I'I
t st 1 1 iai y .il'c it taste lor ixililics: aeu
ii' IK'iltllK III of the : :i.-t lll'J
eotigeii'iil with hit Hid. nt, impiilsivi
naii.-r", rotcch. 1 with tlie wne held
thsi ios. ii ittr lite ills) lay of his e;-il
pas'-ieii, iiriinrv , sc( iuhi in -nave -e-
stroved i,il taste for ihe tamer and
n oil (1 iict puisuii of his (eg-tl siiidiei-.
ll-li.-e when he tliriu d Mclll lliepoh'i
cu sniia to ihe foium, he as dis.p
pointed. The field seemed too narrow
and contracted the theater too small,
for ihc.p'ay ef his genius and tbeexer-
Ci.'-e of his i;ts. 1 necoiisequeiico vns.
as it :.Iwfiys mu.-t bft iu such cases, a
fai.uie. ibehtwisa hard lask-rnas-tt
r, er, as one of the old law writi is
iti stibtanee has said, ti e law is jeal
ous niistiess, exacting 111 her di inanos
and elniming tbe undivideil attention
ot I'M-suiter. It is cert a iu there is no
ro'vidioadto the temple of a legal
fame; it is only to he reached by pro-
foui'd, continuous ami persevering
study and application. Ine lame ot
(iei ei al Haskell does uot rest upon iii
Ittra! attainments, tl'.ougffthere is little
iitiesti iii that his career as a jurist
would have ucen marked with iqual
ab'.lil y and distinction, had he li vot
ed himself with the same zeal and
assiduity to its study and practice. Il
rarely happens, however.tu mortals to
be great in more than one pursuit.
In some respects it was untortuiiate
for him that be did not choose and
cleave to the law, even I hough he had
to plod along its dull aud dusty way
as it Mould have, most surely, yielded
him a hands' me maintenance, if not
a fortune. As it was, gold hail no at
tractions for It itn he set nied to have
a total indifference to, if not a con
tempt for that "trash cailed ittoniy;
and ihe resuli waa a painful slruygit
to mi et the wants and urgent necesti
tits of a growing family.
Rut, in another resitecf, it may le
regarded as still more unfortunate.
As has Imvji already stated, he was for
many vcars known all over the State
it.t the champion of Whiggery, "fore
most in the iray "" and ready at ail
times, to cross lances with, the Isold
es! Kniuhf that dalctl to enter the
lists. I'mh r iiie:-e circumstances, 11
was natural that he should be toasted,
fca.-Cid ami tieied. whenever and
whtieevi r he went, to address the
in iss s of his h-IJo'.V-eitlzelss. (tennis
has its iurirmi!is and foibles aud
one not unci liimon to girted natures,
U the tendency to indulge to excess in
inlnxie.-ding sliutnlants. Cen. Has
kell xieJdtilto the temptation, until
the habit. a!wus itemicious and of-
t?;. 1 uinot's . ?v.hh formed; and at the
mst.iiice aitd solicitation ef his wmm
.it friejnls ii. resolved to le'orm and
.ii I for a wt.ile n- 1 1 111 ami free birrr
seif froi i t lie power of the tempter, i!
again rt-turried atid 1 i vct d upon him
those b tiers. fiont u hieit he hail no
longer ower to free himself. Then
came darkness ai.d gloom a shadow
fell across rhe p ith way of his life. The
morning of hi.-.cxinti nee bad been
bnyht mid iiiiclouded end the nMn-
tide ot his luauhood bad Iweii one of
almost unparalleled spit ndo; ; but row
1 iitt-k clouds weie gathering on the
horizon to overspread and darken his
sky wi'h the blackness of raj kg
gltM.in. How changed the scene!
Would that I coiild blot this cad and
gloomy page from Id's history but the
truth of hiography ilemaDds it should
be written. The picture would le im
pel feci, did it not present the dark as
well as the bright side. No longer
were the i-Ic ijfs of the multitude to
griet his ur no more was he to I ear
and wave the old banner in the breeze
ami witness the upheaving of the hu
nmn s a anil rejoice at the roar of its
tossinir billowf. rote. id and lashed into
motion by the trumpet blasts of his
own eloquence. This was all now past
and gone his day of rejoicing was set
the nouiri and circumstauco and
glory 0 his splendid career bad
faded away. The stern realities of life
were n)ou him- -the rugged and thor
ny road had to tie traveled. Cares,
anxieties and pressing want with their
fell brood, thronged about Inm. Des
pendency, like a demon, stalked
through the "looiny chambers of his
soul, once the haunt and home of
noblest thoughts, high horn fancies,
sublime aspirations ami glorious holies.
Death, his last foe, soon came to Ins re
bel. On the ..m day of March I81
the mortal remains ot (Jen. William
T. Haskell, under the special charge
of the 1 ndeitudeut Order of Odd 1- el
lows, were borne from the Methodist
Episcopal church at Jacksou Tennes
see and thence deposited iu their last
resting place.
It now only remains to notice brief
1 , 1 . . . . .
iy me eiemenr9 01 ins success as an
In tf.e llrst place much iu eloquence
or oratory ieends upon the personnel
01 1 tie speaker, l.esides richuess and
depth ef thought, fervor of imagination
ami propriety of diction, to a nuished
oialor there must ! and is much iu
11.. . . . . . t?
ui ereW'ioTi pi iiie.ieaH-.ewr tf
';!! SMUT?,. .rti,c -v - i-.-vH iliv
of ha i i.iis, of the muscies of the face
an iu 1 e general air and carriage of
thes-pcitier. The old adage "l'oeta
nasoif.ii orator rU" is to be takm
with soifie grains of allowance. For
certain y there is a manifest corre
spoudei'.re aud striking harmony be
tween Uo workings and f-uggeationf
of the u jud wd the movement of the
limbs ai(d play of the features; aud
these ar very important adjuncts to
the formation of a perfect orator aud
lenl a frUigufar charm aud grace to
liw ieifrrmaiice. There is an uu
doubted ami palpable connexion be
tween the informing soul and its
image reflected in the outward form
I he m ward thought and sentiment
will uttei themselves in eppropriat
intonations of voice and find gestuns
ana expressions of countenance pecu
liar- to thenoaelvea. lhen, in somr
sense, it may he said with propriety
iue orator la horrt aa well as the p.e
(r-u. Ha'-kcll rrceived. at the hand
of Mature, a flue figure, au engaging
face, an eye exoressi ve of every emo
tion anu passiou or his soul at tl a
voice of varied compass. His gestures
ere not the studied gestures of the
rhetorician; uor were the graces of his
manner harrowed. He was always
uimseii, it)d alwaysnatural his man
ner ami pest ures sjioutaueous, tuch as
the oc.'.iioii and the thimc would
suggest; and they might projeny be
retaixlKl b: nervous as well as grace
ful. ,
Aiii'tbt-r lenient of his success as an
orator may 1 e found in his thorough
knowledge of human nature. A pro
ton. ij insight into huimdi character
io potsea. cd in au eminent ikgree.
He saw ar a gl nice the leading trait f.
did distinguishing characteristics ol
very man with whom he came in
'iita.'', and this . gave him a greai
vantage gri lled over an adversary iti
leha e, as well a- enabui 'oim to s-ctire
prepost si-ion in his favor with his
1 'i or-.. He ft'i'iiiiil io c tioeprehend
ill : . cl o f, l.'ow V rtai h the
undt-istaii.liiig mid ibf i !g- invltt ot
lis ht'Mi is; mid no one whs better ac
taiii ivl m itli- all ihe avenues that
:. to ihe heart. Hence hi; great
command over the emotions, the feel
ings ai,d pafsioiifr of men.
15t:t r?;e crownirg element was his
splendid imagina ior. Kxub iiiijC3 ol
thought and striking imagery charac
ter i zed Y is sjM'ecites. His imagina-.
lion 1'' Siict er ps'st if, or expand itmh
-Lrt i.-'idiH t.i !s;;i. t cri laVM-
i.m'i Iv'riif inot'iiioiis pNlitudi s, (ttudied
ij.-i chr. t ly exj-ressid. I ly nomens
1 i - lie ,--si 1 fforts fu mrd the spon
taneous '-till u-t-ts rf ii is genius, into
v !: !( h I i.-. whole soul, energy acl
pii .Vi 1 were t'trown If would not do
to s-y i" him ha t his cloqil' nee way
wi'.l otit bin t according to the rules of
the 1 1 1 1 ri. i.- n. His oratory had'it.
fti.hs.'is well as ext elloicies it had as
il! ii ue oratory has, i:s iiit'ijualiii.--; in
tilhtr v. oi.l.-, i sown I'harieteri-ti.-' in
divithiaiity. Tbo.-e who heard him
in h's fir r moods will never forget
bo'v bis iiiK'i'iatinti, like elenn ntry
lire, s-enieif lo burn iti the heart and
ii ot 1 he orator and darting out hKe
to be attended to. Clayey laud has to
be carefully worked, especially when
plowed in the spring. If wet when
plowed, it remains in a lumpy condi
tion all summer, and as a consequence
poor cro s cmi only be expected.
Thorough cultivation before the i-eeds
are put into the ground greatly accel
erate tho woik during the entire m-
son. Country Cc idle man.
My C'rntclic Cione .
I have sulJerod front lhcumatixm for
seven or eight yeais. For one vear I
was compelled to i;sei rutehes. I tried
various reinetliis, esin ciallv everv sort
of liuiment, I ut 1, .me of them did me
aUV irood. I HlW ill the lieWHlimx-ra
an advertist tin i.t of Sw ift's Specific
for rheumatism, and resolved to try it.
I have taken four Utiles. After I liad
iaken it awhile I was enabled to throw
away my irutebts. I commenced
U"ing ."swift a Six eitic l ist November.
and have bad no lurther use for ,
crutc hes, aid only solN r a little at
times now, ai.tt would l ot hi Miller '
ed ati! if 1 h.- 1 .-.iino"d t. !.v? iw
ratKiiiii e." My ej-iienc w uh )iui.
tnenfs is that they are or but little
benefit, and "thai only temporary.
The disease is hi ti e I biod and must
be eradicated, and H at is the reason I
took S. S. S. it is the in st bliod puri
fier I ever used.
Mi:s. M.Kv 1'AHK,
Ronton, Ark., I'eb. 10 ish".
iiii; vi.i-.t.ir r.s 1 si; it.
M.V child, when about on month
old, whs c.niicteil with a dreadful
breaking out 011 th.' wid.- of his face.
I took bun to the do-tor. v ho did not
think there wat mueh the fnuttel, hilt
the child contiiiiied to irrnw worse.
The little f"!l.,w was sufTeriiiir o
mucli and was so fieifui lhat we had
no ret-1 night or dtv. We eensultetl
other physicians and ihcy did what
they could, 1 nl brought no nlief to.
tho little sufb r. r. Itrieti evervthine
at had or that I cot M hear of, hut
without the ihieirid elleet. AUiut
this time 1 faw an ail vei'ienit ut of
Hw ifl's Sja'cilic It was recomiutiul
ed forkiu fis a-ts. I la-icliast d four
IsMtles. The fi--t botil-.' did him a
grti.d deal of ;.t sl. Alter iismj. Ihe
third bottle I' e dixa.-e eiiliiely dis-
anpcareil, and 'he child is now ier
fect'y well. I v u'd rr coin met. d S. S.
S. as a l.oiisi bold remedy, as it has
brought io:h health and happiness to
ruy own.
OiAS W.Samiii. r.miingo 1,
King Ki'd hn ell Co , 'a.
I-eb. 11, 15.
Tieat'freoti Rio si and s-Hu Il s aS't)
mailed hie.
( Tub fiWii-T Si t.i iih Co.,
Drawer i!, .Miauta, P'a.
:a mo-'ti ii;i me into 1 h-ir own . hearts
.'indjhraiiis, filled them with the fiery
in-pi".i'ioii dipt Mtsessed ttie soul ol
He ; pe.-.ker. He set med on th sy oc-
casi i.s. t.ii'it I 1 tie mutieiiee oi ;i tii-
v;ii ' i.fil.ttu.'- ids soul enrgi. tl and
sii limah d -his vision clarified aud
I-is v l.'e frame thrilled and shaken
y He grand and swelling thoughts
that in--) od on his imagination and
struggled for utterance. And the ef
ect produced, w ho cm adequately
desei ilte'.' Sometimes a wild intoxica-
lion of .' eiing and then a wrapt eleva-
11 of s piiit altove the lower atinos-
;l it re 1: i the highest r.mpyreau ot
llioiiLjhi. StK h thoughts tbm llaslieti,
hisf-icg, hot, like tiolts from the sum
mer cloud; such as
"Turn ua cold
.r.u" j.a'e nod voicehNs leaving i' lie
A lucking aud a riniu ;'
II is flights were eavb-like, j'ieiiii;g
thiouuh and rising above the lower
tmosphereof thought aud soaimg
sun-w ard into us higher regions and
loud hs realms Eloquence? with
him, was not merely the gentle flow
ol the placid Bream, pursuing ih
smooth monotonous course through
wide si retched plains and along v r-
dai:t meadows and waving ilields. It
was rather I lie sweep of a mighty
river, now rolling 011 111 qtiitt gran
deur now iKKiriiig its rushing fide
aloi.gaiid 1s t ween ruggeil steep" and
beeil.ng chfl'-. now plunging forward
over opposing nn ks in foaming, thun-
lering cataracts,
It was not merely the calm summer
'ea, r Heeling the beauties ami glories
of the starry dome, but more; it was
that sea nt times, when aroused hy
the voice ot tite tenqiebt, "deep calling
unto deep, it ik-s, shakes its hoary
mane an 1 tosses on high Jus proud,
refisticss billow fit emblem of power
and sublimity
Rut Haskeh, hke many other of bis
day. has nasned away. The ton-rue of
the orator :s mutt- ihe learning eye
forever elosod-tht thrilling tones have
died, long i-iiiec, upon the ear. et
reat tin tights never die. "Noli
oiouis 'inoriar sang the oid i-ami
roet ot himself; ant we may say that
thoimh the mortal fabiic ot Ihe oiator
has crtintirlcd into tlust, he shall not
wholly d:e. His noble thoughts will
live anu him, and echoing a.ong
the corridors of time.'' go down th
ges !o coming generations, rekiin!
ling the llrtme of patriotism iiihui the
allar of . their hearts breathing into
ht-ir spirits and undying love of liber
ty an inspiring tic in w iln an ardent
lsire fo I'lomiitc. enlarge ami at! -
vatice ihe urandeur anil the L'tmy 01
our common country.
Uu- ,'W l;sfal ilitlt'N
W.-liliivton Mj.eeipl.
11 if I'lfl iiiitsti t ieiii'ti-1 Ids i-Mietl a
circular to covt 1 the new law ai clicn-
hie t' (be M'.illcli- :i of p. hlKgc en
sc ot;t las- in it'ei, at'd ihe 1 1 11 reuse
Ot Hie I lilt i f Mihl ri.illl '1 half
ounce to one o.li.i o 011 tl r-1 -class niaf-
ter. That is K :. , ..n r.nil afl r Ihe
Istol.luiv. bsVi, :t i ilo:i:est:c tilst-
class malt, r sen; il-ioiiyi. ihe mails.
iticlilding drop ieileis ,-tt ,-tt. r c. Uriel
ollicts, must in- eii-trged vil!t p:is(a;e
at tin? rale of t". o cents pi r ounce or
fraction thereof hts'eud of two i-ents
per half I'tiic e or i'r;iclioti I hereof.
Droii letu-rs at o' h.-r thstii li'tier-i-ar-
riet ofti.'crt to te larged at the rate of
one cent pel ounce orfii'C'ioii iherei.f
1 ,!- . !. t ,,e e i'-i ...1 -.if -V it h t
will ai.' r' 11IH tl --rr (las-, nonicr ad-
dreK-nl lol'aioi'a, but ii,;t to matter
iiddrt ss: d to oil.i r forii.'ii c.'Uiiiries.
To pro 'lie for wall's t! :;f may ifli-n
from tie change ;n the lii'e ol secomf
ciass po- tage, If." Pep:: 1 tn.t in bun lie
tided lo i.-.-sut a ir vvsji iper and peri
Oiiical j.o-tage si-, it: p if the lit iiolni
natioii o.' one 1 et. !. the lb sIlmi a lit I col
or of which will i- lilt- -am-' as liiose
i( th pr s- n: s' 1 ies of n 'i - p.jper ard
p' lio Ileal slaiop- of tie dt t'r miiia
t ions of Iroiu two !o ( :i 1 n i.-,. Slamim
ot lb is new th it'.iiotia'i .11 w i 1 1 h" read v
for I. silt- by J Uile 1 .
t. 51 a 11 11 re.
The best iietrrlire for either va-geta-les
or fruits is well decomsised tiarn-
yard manure. It is t;ot advisable fo
use fresh man ui c, as 111 such a condi
tion it is mill! for plant food, ami if it
is put into the soil dry and fresh, it in
a lona time before h. gets into condi
tion so that 1 he roots of plants derive
nourishment from il; lielter place in a
ht-Hp aud allow it to ferment and rot
lieiore putfmit into the ground. All
vegetabU require w-ll manured soil,
some, 01 course, mucn more man o:u
eis. Ctt hi ages, celery, sweet corn and
cauliflower especially, require rich
soil. For peas, heai.sand tomatoes, if
the soil is in tolerably good condition,
a top-dressing of wood ashes applied
ifter piowiug and wen narrowed in, la
xcellent m most kinds of soil, I have
often raised lietter (Tops of these vege
tables when an application of woisl
shea was Riven than when barn-yard
manure w as used; there was less vin
and more fruit. Working the ground
now at the proper time ia uuc Iher essential
I ho f iu;ok ior IIa .
The arlX'Cty about the wheal, bcini?
all frozen out s o i'd hot mi k u for
get tiiat much 01 the clover v;;s fro.eii
with it, eoici iU rdly clover hay is
going lu ..e a scatce loiiiiuodily next
fill, am' shie ld the wintei ! anv-
thii'g bkc'.-s f.'Vi re as the one just
pas.-ed. many a-niials lhat canio
trr. itLih 'his winter 111 fairly if'ssl con
dition will staive red. It would bo
safe, to say Ihe least, to guaitl &giinst
s:icii riossn ilii ii s t y pi'oviding some
crop that will supply the d. ficieney of
clover, for ho 111 ieulililal piiniiict is
now in greater demand, ai.d none is
appreciating n.or' slea:iily in price,
than hay. 'I I ere has not fur several
years l en such a sei-rcpy of hay at
the opetiir g of spring as now, and in a
we-v-oii, toe, when it is certain to be
ue'dd until a bite dale. Many farm
ers are nimosit l:'ugh with thur
eupplits, aud are also short in all other
kinds ot rough teed, as well a' ci'ain.
The next few vw ks u ill he marked
by a degree of :'iiio:iy in the use of
feed of various kinds quiie unusual
with many farmers, but which is at
this time alisohi'.ely necessary. Those
who have hay t spare aie to be con
gratulated upon Heir ertaiiity of
easy sate and good prics.
Commissioner J. 1). C. Alkius has
expressed hi.- views as lo Ihe funiie of
the 1 ndiaii at lehgi h in I he course of a
recent interview . lb- U Ji.-ves 111 edu
eali'.n at- a pi reel pa! means of over
coming ;iil tin- ib lii - ili i. the Indian
now- Isbnr- III. d r, m d that w !: 11 (bus
I'levati d to ti e p!aiie 1 f ibe average
white man i e may be id le to do a
great deal for himself. He dos not
think the lime has come lor dividing
the reservation iu severalty, i ut lie
believes th.it when intelligent enough
toafand alum thM will U- do ie as :i
matter of justice, and that il is l.nrely
)Mssihleit may he precide.l hy the ad
mission of the eililietf Indians to
oi ix,eiiriliii. 'f in-Mi'a rv ievv is an iu
ten s'.ing 111,1! M.'tiilic.iiit one, aud It
worthy of puiilic alteiiiiou. Ii will ls
found in aitoi. ter eolumii. Memphis
The II 1. toll 1 lol :e niJ'i.; ' I 'l . s'l Ii ll t
'li vi'laud waselictcd by in .iily live
miliioiis of f .'fn'i"-.i'st and liritily
la-iieve 'h it he ui.'ierst,i.ds and iii
pn i-ia'es t hal faei. l'hey e.vpect linn
to give tl.e e.uiiilry a clean and iione-il
adoiiliis'i a' ion, and he evidently
means, lo do just iha', iioliiiui more,
UothiUL' less, 'l i e Denioeiai ie parly
desired him to move slowly in the
matter of changes, as they liuvc bail
no w ish for a levofution or violent
shoe1 -1 bich would distuih ainl al.uin
the ' '-:i:ss men of the couidiy.
('-Hi. ,'ije(iHv Ihe party ban he 11 pa
tient and wii hm lo allow lime for a
thorough exan. illation of di tin's olid a
mastery of a!! ti e ipiestions iill'cctiug
the Administration.
The conduct of Ibe R. -publican Sen
ators m lenvii g the ts.-nMt,. whhout a
piortnr", id order to defeat the ptssitge
of the registration bill pass.-d by the
House, in an attemjit on the part of the
minority to coerce the majot ily, and
is ilisgiacef il and di"Tcdi'a ale in the
extreme. It ii mi .ai tempt to thwart
the will of 'he people, subvert the
most sacrtd of (he theories on wlrc'i
our government i be-cd and force hy
party passion and prejudice their
cruile and alisurd notions of eoii.-iif u
tiolial law. It ii infamous be-, ond ex
j.ressioti ami cahtKil be too severely
coudcnim.l. Api'ei I.
There a'eat least a doen sp. i icu of
li?'hes which are alone among animals
in the possession of (h-ctric organs
truly the most 1e1n.11 k.tblo .vcapouH in
the tutiie atnuial uimoiy.

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