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JOHN B. PECK,
Master oi Transportation.
Professional and Business Cards.
ok. it. ss. adair;
M \ ÜBtl Ai, L. SMITH,
\'i‘ t’OHNHY AND COHN.-SILLOR AT LAW,
nawtomUle. liamsm vounti), (/a.
l O 111 IV . ESTES,
\TTORN I.V-AT-L.\W, ftaiuesville, Hall county.
< . ,P. W EE I, BORN,
VTTOKNKY-AT-LAW, Blairuv illo, Union couuty,
SA 'li KL V. Ml \ LAI 1 ,
VTTORNEY AT LAW, Gaiue-eme, On.
Office in the building of Unitor & ,Stringer, S.
W.Corner I’nblie Square. aprstf.
W. K. WILL! VMS,
VTTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR Al' !,AW,
ClerKlmul. >t hit, Cn.. On., will practice in tho
Oonrle of tho Western Circuit, ao.f give prompt attri
tion to all business entrusted to his care.
June l‘.i, i874~t.f
VYIEK UO\ I),
\TToItNKY AT LAW, Dahlotieqa, Oa.
I will Practice 111 the counties of Lumpkin,
Dawson, Gilmer Kuiiniu, Inion an.l Tnwnscoiintii s
in the Blue Ridge 'Dr.-nil; an,! Hull, While and
Kalnin in the Westei n Cireuii.
May l, 1874-tf.
B. S'. VVOEEOKI),
VTTORNEY A I' LAW, UcMon. <Ju.
. Will execute promptly, all business entrusted
to his care, ' Mat-ell 21, 1874-ly.
.1 A IVIES A. BUTT,
VTTORNEY AT LAW A LAND AGENT. BlairivUle
(in Prompt attention given to all business
entrusted to his care. june J, IS7I-U
BEV. V. MARTIN,
A TTOUNKY AT LAW, Dahloneqct, Get.
A july *il, 1871-tf
S. K. CHRISTOPHER,
V TTOUNKY AT LAW, Ifiwass*'e, (7a.
Will exoiuto promptly all business entrusted to
tils rare. uovlßtt
THOMAS F. GREER,
VITORNKY AT LAW, AND SOLICITOR IN
Equity and Bankruptcy, Eltijaii. (in. Will prac
tice iu Ihe Stale Courts, and in tho District anil Cir
cuit Comas of the It. 8., in Atlanta, Ga.
.1. F. LANGSTON,
\ TTORNEY \‘V ]i\\\ T t GuineHvilte. Georgia.
1\ lan. 1,1875-ly
.1 VMES M. TOWERY,
ATTORNFY AT LAW,
.1. .1. tuknbulT^
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Jinner, Ga. —Will practice
in all the counties composing the Western Cir
cuit. Prompt attention givi uto all claims eutrusted
to his care.
Jan.l. 1876-1 y.
The Gainesville Eagle.
Devoted to Polities, News oi* the Day, The Farm Interests, Home Matters, and Choice Miscellany.
ABOUT HUSBANDS -TO THE GIRLS.
BY JOHN G. BAXE.
A man Is, In general, better pleased when he has a
good dinner upon his table than when his wife spoaks
Greek.— Sam, Johnson.
Johnson was right. I don’t agree to all
The solemn dogma of the rough old stager;
Hut very much approve what one may call
The minor morals of the “Ursa Major.”
Johnson was right. Although some men adore
Wisdo n in woman, and with wisdom cram her,
There isn’t one in ten but thinks far more
Of his own grub than of his spouse's grammar.
I know ihat it is the greatest shame in life;
Hut who among them (nave perhaps myself)
Returning homo, but asks his wife,
What beef—riot books —she has upon the slieiC?
Though Greek and Latin he the lady’s boast,
They’re little valued by her loving mate;
The kind of tongue that husbands relish most
Is modern, boiled and served upon a plate.
Or, if, as fond ambition may command,
Some 1 omo-mado verse the happy matron shows
What mortal spouse but from her dainty hand
Would sooner see a pudding than h poem ?
Young lady—deep in love with Tom or Harry
’Tie to tell you such a tale as this;
But here is the moral of it: Do not marry,
Or, marrying, t*ko your lover as he is—
Avery Mars—with something of the brute,
Unless he proves a sentimental nobody,
With passions strong and appetite to boot,
A thirsty soul within a hungry body.
Avery man—not one of nature’s clods—
With human feelings, whether saint or sinner.
Endowed, perhaps, with genius from the gods,
Hut apt to take his temper from his dinner.
Force, f'riUKl ami Gusli.
The following article from the Balti
more Gazette, contains as much of
truth, and at the same time food for
thought, as anything we have met
with for a loug time:
A man walking along in Brooklyn, a
few days ago, saw a bundle lying lie
hind a pile of lumber. He went and
picked it up, and found it to boa
bloody human head, freshly slain. The
extreme horror of the incident stirred
up an intense activity, and the clew
was followed out and the perpetrators
of the crime discovered. The man had
beeD killed for three dollars. This,
horrible as it is, however, is only a
startling instance of what has existed
in all ages and in all lands. There is
in the lowest stratum of society in all
countries, and there always has been, a
class of men who are capable of such
crimes as this, and who are only res-
trained liy fear of punishment. They
( aim the risk at times, hoping to elude
the law; or, where the law is weak they
openly defy it. Eat with the ‘criminal
class’ society can always deal as rvilh a
calculable quantity. It can estimate it,
study it, and treat it as it can the pub
lic health or finance. Criminals, like
the poor, are always with ns, and for
ihe same reasons. Poverty and crime
go hand in hand.
But this, bad as it is, is bearable
when it is confined to its true grade.
The poor ‘bummer,’or the burglar, or
the lowbrowed murderer, dragged into
the police courts, tried and sent to
prison or to death, does not set a bad
example, but rather a good one. The
Spartans exhibited a drunkard, to
Leach sobriety to their children. The
more sight of the woes and wretched
ness of crime and criminals is a warn
ing more potent than reams of morali
ties. No, it is when crime appears in
the upper grades of society, not as a
sporadic weed among the fair flowers
of civilization, but as a natural growth
of it, that it is most terrible. For so
ciety is then outflanked at both its
wings. Crimes that could be kept from
mounting out, of the criminal classes
to those above, cannot be kept so well
from high to middle and lower. This
is what is going on now at a startling
If wo group together distinguished
criminals a number of clergymen will
he found there; and we cite this not as
a taunt at religion, but, on the contra
ry, from a genuine belief that the cler
gy of this country are, as a class, the
purest men to be found in our society.
The glaring exceptions prove the rule.
But we cite this fact as showing that
under the demoralizing forces at work
now even the best and purest are in
danger, and often fall. If we take the
profession of law we find in almost
every great city eminent practitioners
who are dividing the stealings with
rascals and rings, and keeping them in
power by legal chicane. If we take the
bench we come to tho same results. If
we take civil service we find in all gov
ernments, municipal, State and nation
al, that plunder and swindiings by
rings is goiug on everywhere—some-
times brazenly, when the party has a
great majority; sometimes stealthily,
or by combinations of opposite parties.
Take tho diplomatic service, and we
find things almost as bad. Take the
management of money corporations—
tho railroads, the insurance compan
ies, tho great manufactories, tho banks,
freedman’s savings banks, Duucan-
Sherman, Stirling-Ahrens—money cor
porations of all kinds tell the same
Now, what is tho soil in which this
rank corruption has grown ? Sad to
say, it is the lowered standard of mor-'
ality everywhere. We, of this age, have
not that halo of rascals and rascalities
that our fathers used to have. Why ?
For many reasons—chief of which is
contempt of laws. Tho long violences
of the war, when brute force overrode
Justice, and the armed heel trod on
the throat of civil authority, taught to
the people contempt of law. The ele
GAINESVILLE, GA., FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1876.
vation of the soldier above the citizeD
taught contempt of law. The violent
stretches of Constitutional limitation
taught contempt of law. What won
der that men should hold law lightly,
when they saw Constitutions, organic
laws, ancient usage, precedent, author
ity, statute—everything sacred—tram
pled down without ruth, or set aside
contemptuously, when they stood in the
way of the rulers. This was contempt
of law taught by force. Contempt of law
was taught also by chicanery—by the
spectacle of Fish, Gould, Tweed, the
canal rings and countless others, sup
oorted by such men as David Dudley
Field, who kept the law powerless by
clever strategy, and kept the knaves
in triumphant possession of their plun
der. Nay, more: they bought and sold
justice, judges and courts, packed
juries, and laughed at law, and by their
sophisms even confused the public
sense of justice until all law seemed
only cobwebs, shams and pitfalls. The
soldier taught contempt of law by
force, the lawyer by fraud, and the
clergy by gush. And this is no light
charge. In all the pulpits for twenty-
five years past we have heard the
preaching, not of the justice of God,
but love. The readiness of God to
forgive the penitent criminal has been
distorted into the duty ot man to for
give the impenitent criminal? How
often do clergymen unite in petitions
for pardons, and gush over criminals ?
How often have they sent hideous
criminals into Heaven from the scaf
fold, as though they wore the crown of
martyrdom ? Far be it from mercy to
deny hope to the guiltiest wretch who
bends to God to ask it; hut the specta
cle of a half a dozen ministers assist
ing at the ‘triumphant’ death of a mur
derer is demoralizing to the last de
gree. Force, fraud, gush, even the
effusive humanity and religion of very
many, have tended to bring law into
contempt, and with law morality.
Force, fraud and gush have manured
the soil, and crimes spring up lux
uriantly, and will continue to spring.
It is not that Mr. Beecher has
defiled his pulpit that is the great
evil. The great evil is the lowered
standard of public morality that de
fends him, apologizes for him, and
holds him out still as an exponout
of religion and morality. It is not
Fisk and Gould rascalities that are
worst. It is the half uttered and
widespread admiration of their suc
cessful robberies that is the deeper
evil. It is not the corruption of such
men as Babcock, Delano, Williams,
Boss Shepherd, Harrington, and all
the rest of Grant’s intonates, that hurts
socioty most. The worser evil is to see
them supported by the President and
by the Cabinet, tolerated in the pres
ence of honorable men, defended by
the party press, and held up to give
the tone to American society. It is
not that a murderer like Sickles re
presented us abroad, that another
turned his diplomatic mission into a
swindling pawn-broker shop and a
third swindled the poople to whom he
was accredited by a bogus mine stock
—it is not such acts as these that so
degrade diplomatic morality as to see
men who did (hem held in honor and
even eulogized. It was sad for Mr.
Schenck to swindle, but it is sadder for
Grant to maintain him at the greatest
court in Europe as our representative;
saddest of all that the partisan press
should support him, and such a man
as Beverdy Johnson, should justify
him, hold him out to the world as a
These are the things that prepare
the soil for crimes in high places.
Those are the great dangers of modern
society. Bloody and burglarious
Crimes iu the lower walks of life we can
deal with without contamination; and
Brooklyn could better afford to find a
i aw, ghastly head upon every street
corner than to have Mr. Beecher still
preaching his magnificent sermons to
weeping and applauding congregations
in Plymouth Church.
Few virtues are more easily or justly
appreciated than a mild demeanor and
forbearance toward our neighbors and
those with whom we are daily brought
in contact—a gentle yielding to self to
those about us. Possessing this, one
may glide in any easy and unruffled
manner through all the stormy changes
of life, giving and receiving happiness
at all times. Forbearance is but an
another name for charity, the greatest
of the cardinal virtues. Tho exercise
of forbearance toward our fellows and
toward tho circumstances of life, is one
of the greatest privileges wo enjoy, in
asmuch by tho practice of it, we pro
mote our happiness as well as that of
those around ns.
“Come homo early 1” Simple words,
yet what a world of meaning they con
tain ! Lips which are white and still
enough now have whispered them
some day, while hopeless, living lips
still murmur them forth to unheeding
ears. Joy and anticipation breathe
them alike, while despair forces them
from aching hearts, which are almost
numb iu their mighty sorrow, and yet
they are daily whispered in some ears—
ami oh! heed them well!
I Education Begins in tlie Nursery.
The instinctive love of offspring,
common to all animals, has been given
for the preservation and protection of
the young, while they are weak and
helpless, and ceases to exist in the
brute creation when their care is no
longer needed. But parental love has
been implanted in the human heart,
not only for the preservation of weak
and helpless infancy, but for the great
moral purpose of awakening corres
pondent emotions in the heart of the
It is the sunbeam of maternal love
that first penetrates into the heart of
the infant, and develops the germ of
tenderness and affection, which, with
out this vivifying ray, would remain
dormant, at least till awakened by ac
cidental compassion and benevolence.
It is during the first years of existence
that the sympathetic feelings operate
most strongly; and, therefore, this is
the time that yon (we address every
mother) must awaken the powerful
affections of your child. It is by your
hold on these affections that you will
chiefly influence its life and ch aracter.
Avail yourself, therefore, of the seed
time; but let your love be strengthen
ing, encouraging, exhilarating; let your
caresses be rather signs of approbation
than an indulgence of your feelings.
And seek not to engross the feelings,
which you thus awaken to yourself, but
rather to give them, as early as possi
ble, the character of benevolence.—
Love, which is too exclusively fixed on
one object, is, even in infancy, a source
of tears and sorrow; but, by leading
the feelings to expand in grateful and
sympathetic affection to all around
them, you are early preparing your
children for the exercise of the first
and greatest of virtues—Christian char
ity. And, in the earliest stages of
childhood, by the duo excitement and
management of the sympathetic feel
ings, we believe this most important
object may be effected.
The sympathetic and imitative ten
dencies of our nature are the very first
which appear to be in a state of activ
ity; take away sympathy and imita
tion, and what remains but dormant
faculties and inert dispositions ? How
important, then, must it be that the
first impulse should he given, in the
right direction, to Iho imitative and
sympathetic tendencies, in order that
we may engage them in the service of
all that is good and amiable? Our
object must ever be to subdue evil by
good, and to prevent thoso special
evils which are difficult afterwards to
Let, then, the gentle and kindly
sympathies get, as it were, the start,
and let us not even disdain the me
chanical assistance they may receive
from the habitual oxerci.se of the mus
cles they keep in play; for these mus
cles, accustomed to the expression of
joy, kindness and cheerfulness, will
not so easily betoken afterwards the
opposite qualities. Gradually, and
very gently and discreetly, discourage
shyness, and all appearance of coy,
ungracious feelings towards strangers;
and, as far as you can, accustom your
children to return, with kind and joy
ful looks, the attention shown them.
The cordial and open-hearted manner,
which may often be observed to run
through some familios, is probably the
effect of early sympathy; while mere
external civility, and the hypocritical
expressions of a cold and worldly
heart, if noticed at all by children, can
produce only prejudicial effects; for
children, at a very early age, feel, with
a surprising degree of instinctive dis
crimination, the difference between
genuine feeling and that which is as
sumed or hypocritical.
The desire to excite sympathy is a
part of our nature, and a constant in
terchange of sympathy is, from the be
ginning to the end of our existence,
the great, charm of life. Take care,
then, yon never chill or closo up tho
rising warm emotions of the infant
heart by neglecting to enter into its
feelings, or to participate in its little
joys and sorrows, how ever puerile
they may appear to you. Nothing
vexes or irritates children more than
to be made the subject of ridicule.
The agony of a little girl, who has
broken off the bead of the doll she
nursed and cherished as her baby, is
to her deep and heartrending; neither
reprove nor ridicule her tears, comfort
her in a kind and rational manner,and
turn her attention to other subjects.
Bestow a kind and affectionate atten
tion on the little operations in which
your children are engaged, when by
their looks they seem to ask whether
you feel an interest about them, and
that encouragement will make them
proceed with more pleasure in the at
tempt they are engaged in; but take
care that it is sympathy and interest
you show, and not admiration; in one
case you excite gratitude, iu the other
you foster the seeds of vanity.
Do not betray the fact that you are
amused with their little attempts of
imitating others. If they find they at
tract your admiration while they are
playing, or, as they call it, pretending,
they become buffoons; they overact
| their parts to make you laugh; they
go on with their amusements, but it is
no longer simple and genuine; they
look round slyly at the company to see
what effect they produce, and a false
sort of excitement has spoiled the per
fect simplicity of their pleasure. A
prudent degree of sympathy, encour
agement, and approbation excites love
and gratitude in children; but the mo
ment they find they are objects of as
tonishment, of admiration, or amuse
ment, the nature of their emotions is
changed, vanity and self-importance
take the place of affection and grati
tude. They feel as if conferring an ob
ligation instead of receiving one. We
have known a child of 4 years old,who
had been spoiled by this aort of admi
ration, even bargain with a friend or
relation who wished to amuse or in
struct him. ‘I shall not listen to the
story you are going to tell me, if you
will not take me out with you.’
Let any one reflect on this one
speech, and say whether it did not
prove that the seeds of self-importance
and self-interestedness had been fos
tered by early mismanagement.
Honor Tliy Father and Motlier.
An old school master said one day
to a clergyman who came to examine
‘I believe the children know their
catechism word for word.’
‘But do they understand it ?—that
is the question,’ said the clergyman.
The school master only bowed re
spectfully, and the examination be
gan. A. little boy had repeated the
fifih commandment—“ Honor thy fath
er and thy mother”—and he was de
sired to explain it. Instead of trying
to do so, the little boy, with his face
covered with blushes, said almost in a
“Yesterday I saw some strange gen
tlemen over the mountain. The sharp
stones cut my feet; and the gentlemen
saw that they were bleeding, and they
gave me some money to buy shoes. I
gave it to my mother, for she had no
shoes cither, and I thought I could go
barefoot better than she could.”
The clergyman then looked very
much pleased, and the good old school
“Gofe give us grace and blessing.”
MotHpfs aire tlie'Real Teachers.
Till have in their hands the moral
guidance of their boys till the latter
are at least twelve years old, and of
their daughters till the latter marry.
If mothers do their duty, their sons,
in all but exceptional cases, will grow
up good and honorable men. It is be
cause lads are not taught at home,
and taught by example as well as pre
cept, what is noble and right, that
they so often go astray. Bat even if
there is some excuse for a son not
turning out well, there is hardly any
in tho case of a daughter. Bring up
the girl to be a good wife and mother;
give her the solid acquirements that
will enable her to fill those positions
properly, and she will make herself and
others happy. But devote too much
time to mere accomplishments, and you
render her vain and frivolous. Of
course, a girl ought to know how to
attract, as well as how to keep; how to
win love as well as how to retain it.
Do not therefore make her too prosaic.
But on tho other hand, remembor that*
accomplishments are not everything.
Whatever is good in me seems to
have been done by the early teachings
of my mother, and the advice is, co
operation and encouragement of my
wife; and it appears to me to be a
truism needing no argument, that the
more we can do for those who are to
be wives and mothers the larger will
lie the contribution to the welfare of
society, and besides we can make no
mistake in laboring for the elevation
of .woman in the social scale. We can
do nothing for her that is not at once
made tributary to tho comfort, happi
ness and virtue of men.
Haste is not always speed. No two
things differ more than hurry and dis
patch. Hurry is the mark of a weak
mind; despatch of a strong one, a weak
man in office, like a squirrel in a cage,
is laboring perpetually, but to no pur
pose, and in constant motion without
getting out of tho spot; like a turn
style, he is in everybody’s way, but
stops nobody; he talks a great deal,
but says very little; looks into every
thing, but sees into nothing; has a
hundred irons in the fire, but very few
of them aro hot; and with those few
that are, he only' burns his fingers.
Cut your climate to your constitu
tion as much as your clothing to your
shape. If you would be happy among
the mountains, yon must carry moun
tains in your brain; if you would enjoy
the ocean, you must have an ocean in
your soul. Nature plays at dominoes
with you; you must match her piece,
or she will never give it up to you.
Providence seems to watch over the
little man with a big wife, and teaches
him that one of the principal condi
tions of domestic tranquility is to al
ways keep his dander at low tide.
j The Precious Metal Mystery.
‘What becomes of the precious me
tals ?’ asks an Eastern journal, and
then proceeds to consider the question,
and succeeds in throwing much doubt
about it, or rather leaving it in just as
much doubt as before. The question
‘what becomes of all the pins?’ has
been oftener asked, perhaps, and has
been answered with about the same
illumination. Ferd Ewer, many years
ago, in this city, was hugely amused
at a question asked in the Sacramento
Union, namely: ‘Where does all the
water go ?’ To which interrogation the
questioner proceeded, with the philoso
phical sobriety of an owl, to reply
through a long column article, when it
might have been answered in two
words—tho ocean. But it is not so
easy to answer satisfactorily the ques
tion as to what becomes of the precious
metals. That a vast amount has been
extracted from the earth, according to
an English writer, who of course must
depend to a great degree upon guess
work, not less than five thousand mil
lions since the days of Naoh, in gold
and silver, there can bo no doubt. Of
this amount he thinks that three bil
lions (two hundred millions) have been
produced since tho discovery of Ameri
ca. The Christian world is credited
with having had two thousand mil
lions, most of which has been disposed
of by shipwrecks, gilding, fire and va
rious other ways, as effectually, wo
might suggest, as many of our citizons
have disposed of theirs by investing in
stocks. He thinks this loss proceeds
at the rate of sixteen millions annual
ly, while the production he puts at
forty millions, which is undoubtedly
too low by one-half. Of the balance,
three hundred and fifty millions, he
thinks is held in the form of plate and
ornaments. Over a thousand billions,
he estimates, have been hidden in
Asiatic lands in different ages of the
world, and he continues that it is well
known that a thousand millions thus
hidden in India and China in the six
years succeeding 1851; that is, during
the time when wholesale murder and
slaughter, aud wholesale robbery and
despoliation were tho business of the
natives and their enemies.
One would think that China must be
carpeted with gold-leaf, paved with
silver dollars, glittering with the pre
cious metals, did he think only of the
vast sums sent there for hundreds of
years past, little or none of which ever
comes back. But somehow those me
tals have a fate there as they have else
where—they disappear. What became
of all the gold with which Solomon
coverarl his grand temple ? What be
came of all tho Spanish spoils in South
America and in Mexico ? Ono might
ask such questions forever and be no
wiser therefor. Gold and silver servo
their purposes and disappear, as do
the human race, and old boots, and all
other material things, and there is
none so wise as can tell us accurately
what has become of them.—Alta Cali
Value of Correct Punctuation.
Probably no branch of education is
so grossly neglected as that of punc
tuation. And we believe we can al
most venture the assertion that out
side of printing offices not one person
in a thousand possesses a correct con
ception of the proper use of tho comma,
A case illustrating the necessity of a
proper knowledge of this neglected art
was told a few days since.
Considerable correspondence had
passed between a heavy log buyer in
St. Louis and his agent at this place
in reference to the purchase of a very
large consignment of logs. The St.
Louis man was informed that the logs
could be bought, and the price named,
and he was requested to telegraph im
mediately if he wished to close tho
Promptly came back this telegram:
‘Buy the logs if you can. Make
This was incomprehensible to the
agent ‘Buy the logs if you can.’ That
question had all been previously set
tled. He could have tho logs—the
only matter to decide was whether ho
would take them or not.
So the agent was obliged to telegraph
back to St. Louis for an explanation,
adding that there was no ‘if you can’
about it; he had informed him long
before that ho could have the logs.
For answer came back the original
telegram, verbatim, but not punctua
‘Buy the logs, if you can make terms
The particular location of that little
fly-speck has much to do with the
sense of the articlo sometimes.—Still
Roger M. Sherman was arguing a
case, and made a point which the judge
did not at once see. ‘Mr. Sherman,’
said he, ‘I would thank you to state
the point so that I can understand
you.’ Bowing politely, Sherman re
plied in his blandest manner: ‘Your'
honor is not probably aware of the task
you are imposing upon me.’
| Dialect of the Cheyenne Indians.
Andreas Eisinger, a native of Swit
zerland, and lately of the Sixth United
States Cavalry, is now in Wichita, un
der orders to report to Department
Head-quarters at Leavenworth. Mr.
Eisinger is a young man of about
twenty-two years of ago, born in Can
ton Thurgau, and was educated in the
Grison or Canton Graubunden, which
lies in the Tyrolean Alps, on the Aus
trian frontier. The inhabitants of this
canton speak a dialect termed Pomol
us by the Germans, and Kome-pa-va
by the natives. Eisinger speaks it
readily. In the spring of 1873 he came
to the United States, enlisted in tho
service, and was sent to Fort Dodge.
In October, 1874, he was with Gene
ral Miles’ command, which captured a
part of the Cheyenuo band of Indians
then on the war-path.
One of the parties captured consist
ed of three warriors and a squaw, who
supposing that none of their captors
understood their language, conversed
freely with one another, laying plans
to escape. Eisinger was astonished to
hear the aborigines speaking a lan
guage familiar to his ears, tho Rorae
pa-va dialect. He reported his discov
ery to his commanding officers, who
investigated tho matter, and found it
to be as stated by the Swiss hoy. He
was discharged from the army and ap
pointed interpreter, which position he
The indontity of tho tongue is not
perfect, but analogous to the brokeu
talk of the German speaking English.
It is the same with the Comanche mid
Arapahoe dialects.—Wichita Beacon.
The number of men at present main
tained in the standing armies of civil
ized nations is not less than 5,000,000.
All these are snatched away from use
ful industries aud condemned to idle
ness and a vicious life, while the la
boring poople are taxed for their sup
port and for the costly armaments they
require. The annual amount of the
military and naval budgets of Europe
is $590,903,300; the loss of labor in
volved by the withdrawal of so many
men from productive industry costs
$000,874,400; and the interest of capi
tal invested in military and naval es
tablishments amounts to $152,200,000.
This makes a total of more than sl,-
400,000,000 taken every year from tho
people of Christendom for the main
tenance of military establishments.
But this is not all; for nearly as many
more men are required to wait upon
them in some form or othor, and they,
too, become consumers of the world’s
supply of food. Tho first effect of this
is that the finances of nearly all Euro
pean States are embarrassed. On tho
other hand, let us for a moment sup
pose that by an understanding with
the great powers a disarming in the
proportion of one-half was effected.
Immediately more than 2,500,000 of
men, from twenty to thirty-five years
of age, constituting the flower of the
population of that age, are restored to
the labors of peace, and at once an an
nual saving of $640,000,000 is effected
on the totality of European budgets—-
a sum which would pay off in twenty
years all the European national debts.
No two nations in the world have
utilized the mechanical powers of na
ture so universally as the United States
and Great Britain. Theirs appear to
boa race of inventors and discoverers,
who are constantly on the alert to
lasso some wild engine of strength, to
be subjected to the service of man.
The amount of steam power now em
ployed throughout the Union is near
ly 4,000 000 horse, while that of Brit
ain is equivalent to some 3,500,000.
Both have also one-third as much
strength represented in water power,
at tho least calculation. Thus genius
has harnessed down an agent that,
without tiring or complaining, docs
tho drudgery of nearly 10,000,000 hu
‘Sure,’ said Patrick, rnbbiu g bis
head with delight at the prospect of a
present from his employer, ‘I always
mane to do my duty.’ ‘I believo you,’
replied his employer, ‘and, therefore, I
shall make you a present of all you
have stolen from me during the year.’
‘I thank your honor,’ replied Pat; ‘and
may all your friends and acquaintan
ces treat you as liberally.’
A knowing traveler out West, who
had chartered half a bed at a crowded
hotel, and was determined to havo the
best half, buckled a spur on h s heel
bo Tire turning iu. His unfortunate
sleeping partner bore the infliction as
long as he could, and at last roared
out: “Say, stranger, if you’re a
gentleman, you ought to cut your too
‘See hero, conductor, why don’t you
have a fire in this car ?’ ‘Well, you
see, one of the directors is a clothing
man, and anothor is a doctor, and an
other is a drug store keeper, anil an
other runs a tombstone factory, and
you kuow iu this world people must
‘live and let live,’ ’
FEAT I I E II S.
Thero are 33,616 seamen in tho
British navy, and 19,283 marines.
The revenues of the Church of
England amount to $25,000,000 an
He who violates a pledge to which
he has written his name, strikes down
his honor with his own hand.
Moody, Whittle, Bliss and Early,
the evangelists, all started out from
Chicago iu their religious works.
He that preachos gratitude pleads
the cause of God and men; for with
out it wo can neither be sociablo nor
It is one of the most beautiful com
pensations of this life that no man can
sincerely try to help another without
Chilian women have received the
right to vote, the only qualification
being they must be of age and able to
read and write.
A Chicago lunatic says Mr. Crow is
a popular lawyer iu Nebraska,- beak
caws he is a man of fine talons and
A remarkable religious influence is
reported at Keokuk, lowa,where uniou
meetings of all the Protestant churches
in the city are being held.
It is not, the outside beauty of a
house that makes it a place of com
fort; no more is it the beauty of a face
that gives a man happiness.
The last census of the Japanese Em
pire makes the population 33,300,675,
an increase of 189,850 since the pre
vious census was taken, three years
Pond and Winslow, the great forg
ers, were prominent Methodists, and
the Northwestern Christian Advocate
says: ‘Let no guilty Methodist es
Happiness consists in having plenty
to do, and to keep on doing it. A
lazy man is always tired. Doing
nothing is one of the hardest jobs on
Take the world right through, and
three-quarters of the humans do not
earn their bread and clothes. This is
what makes it bj tough for the other
The wits of the press tell Conkling
ho may as well give it up. No ‘C’ can
be President. Think of Crawford,Clin
ton, Calhoun, Clay and Cass. People
don’t ‘C’ it.
A Buffalo man dreamod that ho was
going over the Falls, and he had his
wife by the throat wheu lie woke up.
Next night she had a dream and
broke his nose as she struck at an In
It is a great folly to eat a hearty
supper for the pleasure experienced
during the brief time it is passing
down the throat, at the expense of a
Avhole night of disturbed sleep and a
weary waking in tho morning.
An honest reputation is within the
reach of all men. They can obtain it
by social virtues and by doing their
duty. This kind of reputation, it is
true, is neither brilliant nor startling,
but it is the most productive of true
In Franco the postal cards appear
iu great variety, bocauso it is legal for
any man to mako bis own, the pay
ment being by an adhesive stamp.
The result is that some are ornament
ed with elaborate designs on card
board of various colors and materials
Dr. Bartle, the principal of the
Freshfield College near Liverpool, has
been arrested for refusing to vaccin
ate his two children. He said he had
conscientious scruples against vaccin
ation; but he was fined twenty shil
lings and costs in each case, just the
H. Y. Rodfield, in one of his letters
to the Cincinnati Commercial, says,
and very truly, we belieVe, that as for
paupers and small criminals, there are
more of them in the North than in the
South. ‘Also there is more burglary,
arson and larceny in the North than
in the South.
Pouring out the seven vials of wrath
on Jefferson Davis, the Chicago Tri
bune admits that had the 80,000 Con
federate prisoners been released, ‘tbe
South might have eventually triumph
ed.’ That is the reason why Grant
would not let them out, and per
mitted his own men to die iu confine
If onions are sliced and kept in a
sick room, they will absorb all the at
mospheric poison. They should be
changed every hour. In the room of
a small-pox patient they blister and
decompose very rapidly, but will pre
vent the spread of the disease. Their
application has also proved effectual
in the case of snake bites.
Tho New York Times paid last year
a dividend of SIOO,OOO, being equal to
SI,OOO a share or 100 per cent, upon
tho original valuo of the stock. At no
time during the last fifteen years has
the paper paid a loss dividend than 80
per cent, on the original capital, and
in some cases tho dividend has been
100 per cent.
Mr. Darwin tells a story as an exam
ple of the reasoning powers of a mon
key that was scratched by a pet kitten.
At first Jocko was immensely amazed.
Recovering from his surprise, he set
at work to discover tho location of the
claws. After a severe tussle he got
the four feet of tho kitten within his
clutches, saw the nails thrust from
their guards, and with the broadest
grin of satisfaction lie proceeded
deliberately to bite tho points off of