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TIIOS. 11. XIBLACK, - - - Clerk S. Court.
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EKE J. JOHNSON, - - - - - Treasurer.
JA MES L. WILLI AMSON, - - Tax Collector.
CKO. W. DROWN, ------ Receiver.
JAMES L. JOHNSON, - - County Surveyor.
AN M. \\ AI,L ACE, - - - Coroner.
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r .. METHODIST.
\\ \t rson ( —Jefferson, Harmony Grove,
) . 1 - ond, \\ ilson's, Holly Springs. 5Y . A.Far-
Mit 11 terry Circuit . —Ebenezer. Bethlehem, Con
c.or'h Centre and Pleasant Grove, Lebanon. A. L.
Anderson, P. C.
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rille Circuit. *
rhyatira, Ilev. G. 11. Cartledge. Pastor; Sandy
vreek. Rev. Neil Smith, Pastor ; Pleasant Grove,
be'. G. H. Cartledge, Pastor; Mizpah, Rev. Neil
„ , , BAPTIST.
ahm Creek. W. R. Goss. Pastor; Harmony
•roye. \\. B. J. Hardeman, Pastor; Zion, Rev.
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H ?VS * >as tor; Academy, Rev. J. N. Coil, Pastor;
alnut. Rev. J. M. l)avis, Pastor; Crooked
v reek. W. F. Stark, Pastor; Oconee Church. Rev.
a ' ,Uey, Pastor; Poplar Springs. Rev. W.
A. Brock, Pastor ; Kandler’s Creek, W. F. Stark,
entecost, Rev. R. S. McGarrity, Pastor.
“ CHKTRTT *iv ’’
jfethany Church, Dr. F. Jackson, Pastor.
Wnstian Chapc l Elder W. T. Lowe. Pastor.
alilee, Elder P.F. Lamar, Pastor.
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ine ( .t?, trc 11 1 T Rev /. B - F * Strain, Pastor; Church
Sunday UIU l ,rcac im o every third Saturday and
THE FOREST NEWS.
The People their own Rulers; Advancement in Education, Science, Agriculture and Southern Manufactures.
The following brief but “pithy” epistle
from our esteemed correspondent at “ Gali
lee,” was received just as we were “ locking
up” our inside forms last week—hence did not
appear. However, like maLy other “good
things,” it loses none of its virtue by age, and
therefore, we cheerfully give it a place this
week, hoping our kind friend “ will not grow
weary in well doing.”
Mr. Editor : The spelling bee at Galilee,
on Saturday evening last (20th June,) was
well attended, and the spellers acquitted
themselves handsomely. The ladies wol the
day. We are decidedly in favor of this spe
cies of amusement and instruction. The lack
of an acquaintance with the orthography of
our language is very prevalent. This is to
be lamented, and any means which can be
put in operation to remove the deficiency
should be encouraged.
Mr. Austin Fulcher, living in the vicini
ty of Jug Tavern, in this county, is 96 years
of age. At the last election for members of
the General Assembly, lie walked four miles
to the polls and back home the same day.
We always thought there was another and
simpler way of spelling it; fersishun was the
way a matter-of-fact young man let it slide at
a late spelling bee.
lie said that the reason lie did not whip
his wife was because she was a Christian wo
man, and it was a pity to ruffle her temper,
lie weighed 115, and she 220. lie was right.
When that pennyroyal comes reserve a few
hundred pounds for
Yours, heavily, T. Tugmutton.
Galilee, July 2d, 1875.
OP"Sorry, sorry indeed are we, that it’s
impossible to comply with the request of Bro.
T. Our whole invoice of pennyroyal was
wasted in the vain effort to put the Institute
in any thing like an agreeable condition for
Commencement. The experiment failed—
the agile acrobats only increased. Desperate
cases require desperate remedies, however;
and it is now conceded that nothing short of
fire and brimstone (if that) will accomplish
the desired end. — Ed. News.
“Let Justice be Done, Though the Heavens
Tn compliance with the request of a worthy
oil izen and gentleman who is highly esteemed
wherever known, and who, as a “ representa
tive man,” claims that injustice has been done
his denomination in the article alluded to. wc
insert the following communication. Though,
it may be, we are one among the “ chief of
sinners,” jtyt- if we “know ourself.” far be it
from us to wrong or cast a reflection on any
one ; ancPshould we, by airy course—even
though it be accidental—give any cause of
complaint, and even if we consider the
grievance imaginary—it will always afford
pleasure to make the amende honorable. The
article found its way in our paper just as
many such things do in the various papers of
the country'—without the least thought or in
tention of wronging any one. And with the
publication of this communication the matter
ends, so far as Tiie Forest News is con
Mulberry, Ga., June 22d, 1875.
Editor Forest News .-—On looking over your
issue of 19th tilt., I notice an article, taken
from the American Messenger, under the head
of Sunday Reading—“ It Won't Do to Die
By—A True History*.”
After reading the article, my mind became
somewhat undecided as to my duty in the
premises—whether the article was wortli3* of
notice ; if 3*ea. how it should be noticed, and
by whom. The conclusion to which I arrived
was, that it was my dut3* to notice it, and
that it would be 3*our duty, as one recogniz
ing a fair and elevated standard of journal
ism, to publish the notice.
And now for the article itself. John Bry
son and Susan, his wife, were members of the
church, whether of the Roman Catholic,
Methodist, Mormon, or Universalist church,
we hare no means of ascertaining; the near
est approach to a true solution is, that lie
must have belonged to a church that recog
nized the possibility of falling from grace.
The proof is, John did fall; we partly know
from what, but unto what, we cannot so easily
determine. If Dr. Westmoreland could be
brought in as a witness, and placed on the
stand, he might possibly throw some light on
the matter. But even lie, I think, would fail
to prove the existence of an individual, or
society, holding to and believing in what is
represented as infidelity of that raild type
which contents itself with being called Uni
No intelligent infidel would, I think, permit
Ms name to be connected with Universalism,
and sure I am that no Universalist (and here
I may be allowed to speak as one having au
thority, having been a believer in the doctrine
for near fifty j r ears) would be willing, nnder
any circumstances, to be classed with infidels.
The truth is, the deadliest foe with which in
fidelity has to contend is the intelligent Uni
versalist, entering into the conflict armed with
gospel truth, unincumbered with the unsane-
JEFFERSON, JACKSON COUNTY, GA., SATURDAY, JULY 10, 1875.
tifying influence of a semi-omnipotent devil
and a vengeful God.
Dr. T. D. Williamson's evidence of Chris
tianity, and other kindred works from Uni
versalist authors, have done as much, or more,
to stay the advance of infidelity than many
other works having a more extended patron
In order that you and your readers may be
enabled to form a correct opinion of what
Universalists—that sect every where spoken
against—believe, I append the Confession of
Faith and Covenant, adopted by the General
Convention of Universalists, and concurred
in by the denomination generally i
CONFESSION OF FAITH AND COVENANT.
Desiring to eonseerale ourselves to Christ
in a public confession of our faith and oliga
tions, we hereby signify our assent to the
AYinchcster Articles, and solemnly pledge our
selves in the covenant based thereon.
Art. I. We believe that the Holy Scriptures
of Old and New Testament contain a revela
tion of the character of God, and of the duty,
interest and final destination of mankind.
Art. 11. We believe that there is one God,
whose nature is love, revealed in one Lord
Jesus Christ, by one Holy Spirit of Grace,
who will finally restore the whole family of
mankind to holiness and happiness.
Art. 111. We believe that holiness and true
happiness are inseparably connected, and
that believers ought to be careful to maintain
order and practice good works, for these are
good and profitable unto men.
In conclusion, I remark that the above was
not written for the purpose of controversy,
nor with the least desire to ruffle the feelings
of any one who conscientiously differs with
the writer, but solely for the purpose of see
ing justice done to himself and others like
minded ; nor is it proposed to protract contro
versy. Nevertheless, it may be understood
that should 3*oll see proper to open 3-0 ur
columns for an examination of the question
of man's final destiny, the writer will not
shrink from the support of the doctrine once
delivered to the Saints, as he understands it,
whether his opponent be clerical or lay, stipu
lating only that lie be a gentleman.
What It Is to Bea Widow.
“I think it must be a jolly thing to be n
widow.’’ I have often heard this remark from
the lively 3 r oung girls. I think I remember
saying such a thing to myself in my girlish
days. Do you know, girls, what it is to be a
widow? It is to be ten times more open to
criticism than any other creature in the
world. It is to have men gaze as 3*oll pass,
first at 3*our black dress, then at your widow’s
cap, until 3*olll* sensitive nerves quiver under
the infliction. It is to have some ill-natured
person say: “ I wonder how long she will
wait before she marries again?” and another
answers, “ until she gets a good chance, I sup
pose/’ It is 011I3* now and then you meet the
glance of real sympathy ; generally from the
poorest and most humble woman 3*oll meet,
and feel 3*olll* eyes fill at a token so rare —that
is so unlocked for. It is to have 3*our dear
fashionable friends console 3*oll after the fol
lowing manner : “Oh, well, it is a dreadful
loss. We know 3*oll feel it, dear.” And in
the next breath, “ 3*ou will be sure to many
again and 3’our widow's cap is so becoming
to 3*oll. But it is more than this to be a wid
ow. It is to miss the strong arm 3*oll have
leaned upon; the true faith which 3 r ou knew
could never fail you, though all the world
might forsake you. It is to miss the dear
voice that uttered your name with tenderness
that none other could give it. It is to hear
no more that well-known footstep that 3*oll
flew to meet. To see no more the face that,
to 3*our adoring C3*es, seemed as the angels
of God. It is to fight with a mighty sorrow,
as a man fights with the waves that over
whelms him, and to hold it at arms-length for
awhile, 01113* to have, in the hour of loneliness
and weakness, the storm to roll over 3*oll,
while poor storm-driven dove, 3*oll see no
For the Forest News.
A Chapter of Curiosities.
In Washington county, Tenn., I once saw
a man, 30 years of age, (an idiot,) crawling
on the ground and eating dougli with the
In Greeneville, Tenn., a calf skin, stuffed,
with two heads.
In Greene county, Tenn., at one birth, a
well-formed child, and another with one body,
having two fronts, four arms and four legs.
They all died.
In McMinn county, Tenn., a hen fed and
brooded a litter of puppies with her chickens.
In Madison county, Ga., a chicken was
found dead in the shell with two bills, two
combs and three eyes.
A cat, whose kittens had died, stole away
from a hen, and repeatedly carried into the
house, young chickens and fondly caressed
In Banks county, Ga, a half grown pullet
took charge of, brooded, clucked to in a very
amusing manner, and fed a half dozen chick'
ens that had been taken away from their
In Towns county, Ga., some gentlemen got
into a “den" of rattlesnakes, and captured
one with two heads; it soon died. These
statements can all be corroborated by the
best citizens in the respective localities.
Jackson County, Ga,
The Buried Hatchet*
A few incidents illustrative of the re
turn OF GOOD FEELING BETWEEN NORTH
Tlieda3* following our centennial festivities,
the following incident occurred in a South
End saloon : A friend had invited one of
the South Carolina soldiers into the saloon to
put another turf on the buried hatchet.—
While standing at the bar, a stranger came
in. The Carolinian suddenly dropped his
glass and closety eyed the stranger. His
gffze was so steady and peculiar that the
friend began to be alarmed, and to fear that
the hatchet was about to be dug up again.
Directly the Carolinian asked the stranger if
lie knew him.- There was no recognition,
whereupon the Carolinian asked him if lie
\> as not in the late war. “ Yes,” was the re
ply. “ And 3*oll were once stationed at such
a place?” “Yes.” “And took part in such
a skirmish?” “Yes,’’ “Well, I thought so,”
replied the Carolinian, and raising his hat
showed a large scar on his forehead, saying,
“ There is 3*olll* sabre mark, 1113* boy ; come
up and take a drink.” And so. then and
there, they decorated the grave of the buried
hatchet. — Boston Herald.
Think of Fitz Hugh Lee. of the ex-Rebel
army, marching under the orders of Major-
General Benjamin F. Butler, of the Federal
army! It surpassed comprehension. M e
read that Lee was cheered everywhere, but
nowhere do we read that Butler was the re
cipient of a single ’rah. And this in brave
and loyal old Boston ! The queer associa
tion of these men must have brought up some
remarkable memories to the mind of Lee.—
Kirkpatrick, in one of his dashing raids
around the Rebel army, captured the South
ern cavalryman, and he was sent with other
officers for confinement in Fortress Monroe.
Gen. Dix, who was in command at the fort,
allowed him the liberty of the post. When
Butler came to succeed Dix, at the very first
evening parade of the garrison, lie observed
Lee in his Confederate uniform, standing
among a group of officers, a careless specta
tor of the pageant. “ Who is that Rebel?”
asked Butler of one of his staff. “ Gen. Fit:;:
Hugh Lee,*’ was the reply. “ And why is he
allowed his liberty? Confine him at once to
his quarters, and keep him there until he is
exchanged.” And Lee went to his casemate
and stayed there.— Troy (N. Y.) Times.
A party of young men were discussing, in
a saloon, the action of'tiic ex-Confederates in
Arkansas and Tennessee in joining with the
Federals in a joint decoration of the soldiers’
graves. The general sentiment was that of
approval. This was interrupted by the ap
pearance of a very pompous and well-dressed
man, who was addressed as “Major.” When
he had “ onderstood the question,” he deliv
ered himself, with a degree of deliberation
an 1 pomposity* worthy of “ Pretty” Conkling.
of the following “horation:” “Gentlemen,
eef I could go among those graves and choose
from among them those of the gallant soldiers
who, like ourselves, went out to fight for what
they thought right, I would strew them with
flowers willingly, but I cannot strew the
graves of the hireling Dutch and Irish who
came over to this country to fight us merely
for the large bounties offered 113* the State and
Federal Governments. I (in a tragic tone of
voice) would see them damned before I would
put a rose-leaf over their hir-r-re-ling corses.”
Yes; but, Major, if 3*oll are going to stop
over each grave and get at the dead man's
record, 3*oll can never expect to demonstrate
charity or fraternal feeling between the living
soldiers of the North and South. And anoth
er thing. llow many* dead substitutes couldn't
3*oll find among Southern graves, whose mem
ories are honored equally with our gallant
volunteers? Among the dead of my regi
ment is a lubberly, selfish wagon master, who
was killed by a stray shell in the rear, while
plundering the deserted Yankee camps at
Cold Harbor. On Decoration Day he gets
just as many flowers on his grave as any of
the boys who were killed in the charge to the
front. And y'et that man would have gone
over to the other side in a minute but for the
fact that he had such a soft place. Jty-the
by, “Major, what position did 3*oll occupy?”
Major (rather subdued) —“ I was chief com
missary in 's brigade.”
“Oh! that settles it i Boys, let's have a
drink, and hereafter we'll never decorate the
graves of an3* Federals unless they be those
of dead commissaries.” The “Major” joined
in the laugh that followed with as much
heartiness as a wound up wax figure, but,
nevertheless, expressed his determination of
attending the Centennial.— Atlanta Corres
pondence New York Herald.
What Direct Trade Has Done in Georgia.
The agent of the Direct Trade Union at
this place received returns from the cotton
of different parties during last week, after de
ducting every expense, this cotton, which
Avas shipped in different lots, has netted the
parties from $8 to sl2 per bale over and
above what the cotton would have brought
in Griflin on the day of shipment. More
than this, the parties at the time of shipment
drew three-fourths of the Griffin value of the
cotton, and have had the use of this money
during the entire interval. Had they de
posited it in a Griffin warehouse and kept it
until the day it was sold in Liverpool, they
would, instead of making, have lost several
dollars per bale. Now, had the 18,000 bales
that have been brought to Griffin during the
past season been shipped to Liverpool
through the same channel, the farmers in this
section would have made a gain of at least
$150,000. On the entire crop ofthccountry
the same operation would have saved the
South twenty-five or thirty millions of dollars.
Impertinence is a forward mind, born of
conceit and impudence.
He Didn’t Advertise in Newspapers.
No, he said, he didn't believe ill advertis
ing in the newspapers. Didn't think it did
him any good—money thrown away,
“ But don't 3*ou advertise in ain* wa3*?*’ we
“ Oh, 3*es,” he replied. “ I spend a goo 1
deal of money in advertising. Now* here is
a good tiling I have invested in to-day. It is
a tooth-pick with my name and business
stamped on it. I have paid a man fifty dol
lars to have my business card stamped on
every tooth-pick used at the hotels irt this
city for one 3*ear.”
“ How does he manage it?”
“ Easy enough. He keeps an agent sta
tioned at each hotel, da3* and night, furnished
with a stamp, and when a man steps up to
take a tooth-pick he dexterously stamps 011 c
for him, and there is on the“tooth-pick :
* A. PUNK l NILE A iV, ?
* GROCERIES AND THINGS. :
“I am informed,” he continued, “that four
hundred thousand, eight hundred and seven
ty-two tootli-picks are used by the Cincinnati
hotels even* year, which is equal to that many
business cards of mine distributed to the pub
lic. Now, fifty dollars Wouldn't bin* that
number of business cards and insure their
“ Certainly not. But this inscription on
the tooth-picks must be vety small; 1 don't
see how it can be read.”
“ Nothing easier, my dear sir. You see
each agent carries a small microscope to as
sist people in making it out. But that isn't
the only advertising plan lam in with. You
see this piece of rag with my card printed on
it? Yes; well 3*oll probably couldn't guess
what it is for. I'll tell 3*011.* It's for doing
up a sore finger.”
“What lias a sore finger got to do with ad
“ Everything, my dear sir. everything.—
There are over a million sore fingers in Ameri
ca every year. At a very moderate expense
an advertising firm in Philadelphia prints my
cards on rags like these and furnishes them
to victims of sore fingers free of charge, so
they will use them in preference; to all others.
A million of these rags are sent to all parts
of the United States, and I am only required
to pay one hundred and fifty dollars for the
privilege of having m3* name on them.”
“And you paid it?”
“ Certainly I did. I had to, in order to
prevent any other man from getting the chance
ahead of me.”
“ A sore finger, then, 3*oll consider a better
advertising medium than an established and
“ Well, 3*es, in this case. Been traveling
“ Yes ; made a trip to Minnesota and lowa
not long ago.”
“ Then you must have seen my business
card painted in black letters on a white board
and nailed to the telegraph poles?”
We hadn’t seen anything of the kind.
“ Singular, if you didn’t. A man came
along last Fall and collected one hundred
dollars of me for nailing such a board on every,
telegraph pole in the United States. That
was his contract, and I paid him the money
on his affidavit that the work was done. But
perhaps 3*oll wasn't noticing telegraph poles,
No. I don’t believe I will put any advertise
ment in 3*our paper this week. You see lam
advertising a good deal now.”
J.ust then a man came in and collected a
bill for sticking Pnnkinhead’s card on every
balloon that went up during 1874, and effect
ed anew contract for 1875, With what he call
ed the “ diving bell supplement/’ agreeing to
attach a card to all diving bells that go down
in 1875, without extra charge, a compliment,
as lie said, to their regular advertisers. When
we left another advertising agent was laying
before Punkinhead the great advantage of in
vesting in a patent stamp to be attached to
the seats of boys’ pants when the3* go skating.
When they* get a fall, his name and business
will be neatly stamped upon the ice, so that
all who skate may read. When it comes to
judicious advertising, the race bfPunkinheads
is vety* numerous.— The Fat Contributor ,
The indolence of the people in Turkey is
something almost wonderful. No one except
a native of the country thoroughly under
stands the art of laziness. The men sit all
daylong on little stools in front of the various
cafes, smoking and talking—never stirring.
They even talk in low, murmuring tones,
very different from a crowd of Germans,
Frenchmen, or even Englishmen. There is
not the least excitement of any kind in their
manner ; all is tranquil laziness. The other
evening the cry of “yanjiitvar” (fire) echoed
through the village, Buynkdere and yet no
one stirred from his place in the cafe. Pre
sently a cavasse came in and accosted a Turk
who was seated smoking his narghila, saying :
“Your house is burned.’' He simply bowed
his head, saying, “Kismet.” The cavasse
then said, “Your women and one child were
also burned. There were two saved, Where
shall they be taken V* Tlte Turk said, slowly,
“Great is God; take them to my mother,”
and resumed his pipe,
Metuusaleh's Death.— The question is
raised whether Methusaleh was drowned in
the flood or died a natural death. In the
fifth chapter and twenty-fifth verse of Gene
sis it says: “Methusaleh lived one hun
dred and eighty-seven years and begat
Lamech.” In tiie twenty-eighth verse,of the
same chapter occurs the following : Lamech
lived one hundred and eighty-two years and
begat Noah.” Now it appears in the seventh
chapter of Genesis that in the “six hun
dredth 3’ear of Noah's life the fountains ofthe
great deep were broken up,” etc. Methusa
leh lived 9G9 years, which would make his
death the year of the flood.
Young Innocence. —Very Stem Parent,
indeed—“ Come here, sir ! What is this com
plaint the school-master has made against
you?" Much Injured Youth—“ It’s jfist noth
ing at all. You see, Jimmy Hughes bent a
pin, and only just left it on the teacher's
chair for him to look at. and he came in with
out his specs, and sat right down on the pin,
and now he wants to blame me for it.”
S TERMS, $2.00 PER ANNUM.
I SI.OO FOR SIX MONTHS.
Hite |)oefs (Tomer.
lie sat within his silent room.
Death's shadow had been there,
Ilis heart was tilled with grief and gloom,
Bowed ‘neath a dark despair,
lie strove to shut out memory,
So filled w ith bitter pain,
lint elose before his Weeping eyes
Her glass was held again,
Once more he stood beside Ids wife.
And almost deemed her living ;
Again he took the farewell kiss
\\ hieh she had died in giving,
lie half forgot that death had been
Within his saddened home;
He felt her living presence there
Heside him in her room.
There stood upon the mantel shelf
A vase of faded flowers ;
She had placed them there herself,
In by-gone Summer hours.
There stood her vacant easy chair,
lief shawl across it lying ;
It had been folded round her breast
When he had seen her dying.
There sat her basket and her books,
Her portrait on the wall,
The Bible Where her last sw'ect looks
On holy words did fall.
Three liitle years before, and he
Had brought her there his bride;
And now she slept the sleep of death,
Her baby by her side,
The little life was dearly bought,
All rain had been the buying;
A single flash of life it caught,
And that was won in dying,
lie never knew how well he loved
The flower he fondly cherished,
How she had twined about his heart
Until the bloom had perished.
The Fraternal Era.
Gen. fitz-iiugii lees speech At boston,
At the close of the Mayor*s speech intro*
ducingthe noted Confederate, Gen. Lee step*
ped to the front of the platform, and was re*
ceived with the wildest enthusiasm, a perfect
babel of applause rising from the vast audi*
ence ; the men threw their hats into the air
and yelled themselves hoarse, while the la*
dies in the galleries waved their handker*
cheifs and clapped their hands. When
quiet was at last restored, Gen. Lee said :
"Mr. Mayor and Ladies and Gentlemen : I
thank you for the most cordial welcome you
have extended to my comrades and myself,
T came here with the Norfolk light artillery
Blues, a Confederate organization, whose!
guns have roared upon many a hard fought
field. As wc arrived before your city, this
afternoon, and were steaming lip your beau*
tiful harbor, the first notes that readied me
from a band of music sent to meet me were
of that good old tittle called ‘Auld Lang
Syne,’ and I felt I was not going to Boston,
but that I was returning again to a common
country and a common heritage. [Applause.]
I should have wished that ray poor presence
Would have passed Unnoticed, or that I might
have been permitted to have remained a
silent visitor in Boston. When I ponder
that this is the first time I have ever stepped
on the soil of Massachusetts, I necessarily
feel some embarrassment at addressing such
a splendid audience as is before me. but when
I reflect that I airi an American citizen, that
I, too, am a descendant of those men who
fought on Blinker Hill, I feel, that I, too, have
a right to be here, to celebrate their splendid
deeds. [Great applause,] We come here,
fellow citizens, to show that we appreciate
these achievements of these patriotic fore*
fathers of ours—these men who planted the
seeds from which our nation has sprung. We
are here to show by our actual presence that
we are fully in sympathy with the sentiment
Which found expression upon the recent Dec*
oration days, when loving hands entwined
beautiful flowers about the graves of the sol*
diers of both armies without distinction,
[Great applause.] I recall that, right here
in Boston, 100 years ago, a particular divine
spoke in substance as follows ,' c We pray
the Lord, if our enemies are desirous to fight
us, to give them fighting enough, and if there
are more on their Way across the sea, we pray
thee, O Lord, to sink them to the bottom iof
it .’ [Laughter and applause.] Now, when
I see this magnificent demonstration, when
my eyes look on yours beaming with kind*
noss and heart-felt good-will toward me and
unine, I feel that hereafter, if foreign or
domestic foes threaten our common country,
Massachusetts and Virginia, California and
Florida would shout with one voice, ‘lf they
desire to fight let them have enough.’ [Great
: applause,] I may be pardoned if I recall to
iyour minds that, in those days of darkness,
when the clouds of war enveloped your com*
monwealth, my State of Virginia, sent right
here into your midst him, who in the lari*
guage of nfy grandfather, was “ First in war
first in peace, and first in the hearts of his
countrymen,’ whose character, in the lan
guage of Andrew Jackson, cannot be too
profoundly studied and his example too
closely followed, Washington appeared here
in your midst, brought order out of confusion,
and saved our country. I thank you, ladies
and gentlemen, most cordially, for the manner
in which you have received me.” [Applause,]
A man became entangled in a fast revolv
ing water wheel in a mill at Georgetown,
Kentucky, and was whirled around at the
rate of eighty revolutions per minute, lie
was unconscious when rescued but not badly
hurt, lie says his sensations while being
carried in a circle at such a velocity were
very peculiar. At first he was terribly fright*
ened expecting instSht death, but his perccp*
tion was perfectly clear. Then he grew dizzy,
and it seemed to him that he was rising
higher and higher in thp air. Next he felt
as though in a dream, with a dim sense of
being transports 1 to the moon at a terrible
speed. A calculation showed that ! e had
been carried an aggregate distance of tliir*
teen miles in eight minutes.