THE GEORGIA CAPITAL.
Notwithstanding the metropolitan or National charac
ter of The Sunny South, we are compelled to have a de
partment for local notices. The growing importance and
sensational character of this city cannot be ignored.
The railroad conductors held a convention in
this city on November first, and punches were
in order for discussion.
The municipal cauldron continues to bubble,
and we shall soon see who will rise to the sur
face and float into office.
“Bridget,” oh “Bridge it,” say all pedestri
ans who have to wait for the cars to move at
Whitehall street crossing.
The Atlanta Medical College opened its fall j
course of lectures on Monday last, with an ad- i
dress in the Hall of Representatives from Dr. J. |
p Another one of those shocking occurrences :
took place at one of the railroad crossings in this '
city on Saturday night. A stout negro man, in
attempting to go between the cars, was fearfully !
crushed, and died the next day.
Judge Woods, of the United States Circuit
Court, sustains the report of Col. L. N. Whittle,
awarding a large amount of money to Henry
Clews from the Cherokee Railroad Company.
This is a windfall to Henry’s creditors.
Now, that was a most artistically-arranged pyr
amid of flowers which came into this office from
our esteemed good lady friend, Mrs. Col. Hick
man. They were gathered with her own hands,
and the arrangement was a fine exhibition of her
Madame Velasquez, otherwise known as
“Lieut. T. Buford,” has been quite ill in this
city for ten days past, and on yesterday was taken
with convulsions, which lasted about nine
hours. She is some better now, and the Doctor
is hopeful of her recovery.
Judge Hopkins has vacated the office of Re
ceiver of the Air-Line Railroad. In conse
quence thereof, Col. L. P. Grant goes out as
soon as he winds up his business. John H.
Fisher, appointed by Judge Bradley, will take
possession as Receiver until it is sold.
Do you wish good clothing ready made, or
made to order in elegant style, and for the
smallest amount they can be made for anywhere?
Then go to Eiseman Bros., at 55 Whitehall
street, and you will find an excellent stock, and
modest, reliable and agreeaole gentlemen to
wait upon you.
Monday we began our first essay at house
keeping—setting up our household gods in a
pretty cottage under the very shadow of gray
old Stone Mountain. Such a day of confusion—
things forgotten, things misplaced, boxes and
bundles, and the inevitable “little bill” con
fronting one at every turn. But in the midst of
the day’s desert of annoyance, appeared an oasis
in the shape of a friendly remembrance. Some
good fairy dropped at our door- not a nosegay
of lilies and roses, but a huge sack of the very
prettiest white flour. Not a fairy-like gift, per
haps, but infinitely more useful and acceptable
than an avalanche of roses from Cathay, or a ton
of the bottled moonshine that fairies are said to
At tea, our Pearl of a housekeeper set before
us a plate of biscuit light and flaky as sea-foam,
whereupon we immediately guessed the donor
of the gift, for such flour could only come from
the mills of Col. J. A. Stewart, who, though a
poet, is a practical man of business, and manu
factures flour as light as his conscience and as
sweet as the songs he writes. *
Oh ! what a delightful thing it is to have a hean—and a military beau at that.
so fascinating about these military folks. How the other girls do envy me now!
[For The Sunnv South.]
ANALYSES IN PART.
“The preacher’s ” story of the city besieged
by a great king and delivered by “a poor wise
man,” whom “no man remembered,” finds a
host of parallels in the world’s history. The
conduct of the Egyptian butler towards his
Hebrew fellow-prisoner is quite similar; for.
while he was doubtless gratelul at the moment
of his deliverance, he was no sooner re-estab
lished at court than lie forgot Joseph and his
promise to befriend him.
The story of Themistocles illustrates the same
ingratitude. He had added lustre to the vic
tory gained by his countrymen at Marathon,
hail much increased the splendor of the Athe
nian state, and to his wisdom and patriotism
was due perhaps the triumph of the Greeks at
Salamis, yet he died in exile.
The history of the “poor wise man ” is a pain
fully common history of benefactions. Men re
ceive favors and enjoy them, and there an end—
the gift and the giver are forgotten. This is
something more than wrong; it is remarkable —
it is marvelous. Perhaps it is more marvelous
than wrong, for such gratitude as is ever due
and sometimes rendered for benefits, is based
upon self-love. We love food, not for itself,
indeed, but because it meets a want, and esfie-
A clever friend, who is fond of solving the
enigmas which appear in this paper, requests us
to publish no more which have “Seals ” or “The
Sunny South ” for answers, and suggests that we
give him something new. We second the mo
give . _
'he - aigma-makers’ attention to
have no idea what the answers
works them out, unless the par-
\ famish at the same time the
i< ‘ they i ddom do. But we here
jiuething new,” and request him to
[For The Sunny South.]
THAT YOUNG MAN NEXT DOOR.
’ BY GEORGE VANCE'S BRAIN.
He lives in the adjoining tenement, and, un
fortunately for me, his room is separated from
mine only by a thin partition. He is quite
young, say twenty, and it pains me to be com
pelled to put him in print. His name I know
not, and I care not, but would be extremely
happy if he would move to the next block, or
two or three blocks off. His weakness is “vo
calism.” He appears to be practicing for the
opera, and—well! I can’t stand it, and I won’t.
Ee is one of the most energetic young men with
his voice that I have ever run across. I saw
him coming home to tea last night with a bun
dle of song books under his arm, and I knew
right then that there was going to be trouble. I
scented the battle from afar, so I hurried up
stairs to my apartment, shut down the windows,
put cotton in my ears, and composed myself for
the affliction. I had hardly gotten comfortably
“ Won't you love me, Mollie darling ?”
was triumphantly thrown to the breeze. For
heaven’s sake, “Mollie,” I whispered inwardly,
come to him, embrace him, choke him, or any
thing to silence him. You see he has a terrible
voice. Did you ever hear a ragged and aged col
ored female warble plaintively in the streets,
“ H’yars yer cohn gwine along to-day, buyas !”
Well, that’s the kind of a voice he has—my
“ There’s a letter in the candle for thee !”
That was his next vigorous communication. I
wasn’t mad—oh, no ! I was as placid as the At
lantic Ocean in a hurricane. If I could have
grasped his capillary attraction for a few seconds,
I would have been rejoiced. Let’s see, I believe
I got a bar each of seventeen different songs, be
fore he gave out, and then his silence was only
obtained by the rough demand of a policeman
on the curb below, to know “Fliat’s the manin’
ov all that squhallin’ up there !” I thanked that
vigilant guardian from the bottom of my heart.
But wait till that last great day, when, before the
bar of universal judgment, he is confronted by
me, then will I be revenged—then will I tell how
he has sung “Mollie Darling” and shouted
“Shamus O’Brien,” and yelled “Sweet Spirit,
Hear my Prayer.” to my distraction; then, say I,
will the song-fiend suffer for his earthly out
rages. But, seriously, I’ve bought a huge bass
drum, and I am going to find out whether there
is more profundity in human vocalization than
in a taut sheep-skin.
Kattengold & Campbell, London, have failed.
Broom handles are now painted by machinery
in Amsterdam, N. Y.
Fairfield & Trask, produce dealers, New York,
have failed. Liabilities, §40,000.
A Mr. Harris shot Mr. Cook, it is supposed
fatally, at Ringgold, Ga., on the 30th ult.
A final meeting of creditors has decided that
the Ames Plow Company shall continue business.
A Canadian agricultural society has offered a
prize for the best bread to be made and baked
by a bachelor.
The postal card contractors at Springfield,
Mass., whose limit of production is 800,000 per
day, are 5,000.000 behind their orders.
B. P. Shillaber, more universally known as the
simple-minded Mrs. Partington, is an aspirant
for Senatorial honors in Massachusetts.
It is understood that the President has in con
templation the removal of all the Federal officers
in Utah who hold to the Mormon faith.
The Griffin News says: “Extensive prepara
tions for the entertainment of the North Georgia
conference are being made by our Methodist
It takes nearly two million dollars’ worth of
beer to last the people of Buffalo one year.
They might take five thousand dollars of the
money and buy books.
The coroners say that more than five thousand
dead babes are annually found in this city,
thrown into the streets, into the rivers, and into
out-of-the-way places.—X Y. Sun.
What is styled a “National Railroad Conven
tion” is announced to meet in St. Louis this
month, to which members of Boards of Trade
and political bodies, as well as railroad officers,
The Board of Education at Union Hill, New
Jersey, voted to prohibit the reading of the
Bible in the public schools. Some of the citi
zens openly threatened that there would be
bloodshed before the Bible should he removed.
Several children born in St. Helena have been
expelled from a public school in Natal, an En
glish possession in Africa, on account of color.
Some are nearly white but not enough so to
qualify them for the right side of the “color
There was a terrific storm at Little Rock, Ark.,
on the 30th ult., prostrating telegraph wires in
every direction. Several houses in that city
were unroofed, the State House among the
number. At Carlisle, on the Memphis and
Little Rock railroad, several houses were blown
The London Times published this item re
cent ly: “We learn from the Drapers’ Trade Jour
nal that a Manchester firm has begun to import
calicoes from the United States. This fact is
significant, and as the importers say that the
goods are of much better quality and appearance
than ours, Manchester, it appears, has found a
competitor at last, but that must depend upon
Edwin Forrest’s desire to found the “Edwin
Forrest Home,” at Springbrook, near Philadel
phia, for which purpose he left the bulk of his
fortune, will probably be carried into effect soon,
all obstacles having been removed by the settle
ment of the right of dower which Mrs. Sinclair
claimed in the estate. The executors are James
Oakes, of Boston, and Mr. Daniel Dougherty, of
Good Enough.—And now it is reported that of
the §4,000,000 to be disbursed to claimants un-
ider the Geneva award, §3,000,000 have gone into
*the hands of a ring of lawyers.
cially do we love delicious food because it both
meets a want and pleases a sense. So of the
beautiful, which we love, not for its excellence
of beauty, but for the pleasure which it imjTarts
to us. So, too, of melody and of each other
thing that affects us pleasantly. We love our
selves, hence, we love these personal affections
of delight. This is concentric selfishness. Out
of this grows, sometimes, a love for the procur
ing causes of these affections. It is an expan
sion of delight—a redundance of joy which,
when the heart cannot contain it all, flows back
to the source. This is eccentric selfishness.
Men call it gratitude. It is no rare soul-plant,
but appears in many natures, yet not in all, for
some are such perfect parasites as the mistletoe,
that feeds upon the generous oak, and lives self-
joyant on its gracious sap, but never seems to
say, “I thank you for it;” and when its benefac
tor’s children die, when the oak leaves grow
sickly and fall off, wanting the sustenance which
it extracts, the graceless mistletoe, ungrieved,
puts on its gayest vesture, decks itself in pearls,
and holds high revelry above their graves. It
returns nothing to the source from which it
draws its life, and strength, and joy and loveli
ness. When the poet says:
. . “ A grateful mind
By owing, owes not, but still pays,"
I fail to see a truth, unless he means another
sort of gratitude than that which has been called
eccentric selfishness, which only pays what it
lacks capacity to hold, and owes still for its full
To have remembered the poor wise man with
pleasure, would have been no liquidation of the
saved city’s debt, nor would Greece have can
celed hers by suffering Themistocles to dwell in
peace in his native land, loved and honored by
his fellow-citizens. However base the conduct
of the city and of Greece, the reverse of it would
have been, in each case, only the refinement of
selfishness, and not, therefore, meritorious, any
more than is our love for delicious fruit, and for
the beautiful, and for the exquisite harmonies of
sound. Such affections are virtuous, but to be
virtuous is not to possess merit; it is only to be
human and to practice human duties. To be
destitute of such affections is to be vicious, and
to be vicious is to be inhuman.
Thus far gratitude has been considered in its
most vulgar sense—an affection begotten of
pleasure and born of self-love, yet reaching out
to embrace the immediate cause of pleasure.
That the offspring of such parents should be ex
cellent is impossible; its virtue has been admit
ted. But that there is a kind of gratitude more
excellent than this, yet perhaps as much more
rare, will not probably be doubted. It is an
emotion that includes and surpasses this as this
includes and surpasses self-love. It is pleasure
awakened by an agent in view of its own intrin
sic excellence, and is independent of any benefit
which the person affected may derive from such
excellence—a delighting in the good for its own
sake, and although the delight will undoubtedly
be increased when the good which causes it shall
inure to the benefit of the individual, yet it will
not cease should that good be freighted with in
jury to him.
Such a good was republican liberty, in the
estimation of Lafayette. He might have been
actuated by a hope of personal benefit, to con
tend for it in France or as a universal principle;
but to contend for it in the American colonies,
where he had no interest, to leave his home, ex
pend his wealth, and cast his life into the fearful
balance of war, for the dear hope of establishing
it here, only a delight in this good for its own
sake could have prompted him. Patriotism is
generally selfish, yet it affords some illustrations
of the purer passion, as when a patriot father
gives his sons, gives all who bear his name, all
whom he loves, as offerings upon his country’s
altar, and in return is wronged and robbed by
an ingrate government, but, even yet loving,
true, leal, offers to cast himself, all bowed as he
is with years and wrongs and ruth, upon the
tide of war, a patriot to the last and ready to
perish—that man’s delight in what he deems the
good is of excellent degree; it is God-like. “He
is kind to the unthankful.”
If th-. H in t, put : When it is . putting :
How can 1 put : when there is such a -der?
Poetical Enigma—No. ‘41.
In Newnau, I once saw a man,— ■
Judge Warner saw him, too,—
And what I write concerning him
You may be sure is true.
Just fourteen letters spell his name;
And strange as it may seem.
Erase them from the alphabet,
And it leaves seventeen.
His I, 13, 2, 7 and 10, is a bird indeed;
His 4, 11, 8, !• and 10, is what some people need;
His 14 and 12, his 3 and (i, a place the birds do claim.
Now place these letters in a row, and they will spell his
T am composed of twenty-^hree letters.
My 12, 8, 17, 22, is a geometrical figure.
My 18, 19, 25, is pleasant.
My 1,-2, 3, 4, 5, is always black.
My 7, 13..J.7 10. is tha-Jurst principle of all
My 23, 21, 6, 18, 16, 20, is generally had by
My 11, 19, 14, 21, 9,19, 20, 21, 10, 11, are places
My 15 is the first letter of the most disagree
able month of the year.
My whole is a celebrated work by onq of Eng
land’s greatest authorities.
Answers to Enigmas.
Enigma No. 18.—Rhone, Thames, Stockholm,
James, Genoa, St. Johns. General Thomas J.
Enigma No. 19.—Jester, Duty, Tray, Shield,
Fish, Hound, Sound, Of. J. H. Seals, Editor of
The Sunny South.
Enigma No. 20.—Adam, Tallulah, Seals, Grat
itude, Well, Lingle, Learn. General A. Austell
and William H. 'fuller.
Charade No. 1.—Hermitage.
The following persons have sent in correct
solutions to enigmas 18, 19 and 20, viz: Allen F.
Hall, Cuthbert; Edmondson <fc Woodward, Ath
ens; Mrs. M. J. S., Dalton (says 16 is left out of
No. 18, and 18 out of No. 19); Mollie L. Christ
ian, Toccoa City; Mrs. J. A. Smith, Rome (she
also answers Charade No. 1); J. A. Ambrose,
Athens; Mrs. L. W. D., Toccoa City; Mrs. Fan
nie C. Estes, Gainesville (she joins “Old Bach
elor” in advising enigma-makers to avoid mis
takes); Alva C. Rooney, Acwortli (answers cha
rade also.) Sallie H. Arnold, Monroe, answers
No. 17; Norma Jackson solves Nos. 18 and 20;
Katie Cheatham, Dawson, solves No. 17; Miss
Emma Wiggins solves No. 18 (thinks “Rhone”
should be “Rhine”); J. P. Perdue solves Nos.
18 and 20 (says “lingle” should be “single”),
W. P. Me., Atlanta; solves Nos. 9, 11, 12, 13, 14,
17, 18, 19 and 20 (says No. 10 “gets away” with
him); Birdie Walker, Wartburg, Tenn., solves
Nos. 12, 13 and 14; Tommy Hubert, Warrenton,
solves No. 13; A. P. Danetield, West Point, Ga.,
solves No. 17; Esther Morgan, Memphis, Tenn.
[ solves No. 17; Miss Mary Haynes, Jonesboro,
1 solves Nos. 18 and 20 (says 16 is omitted in No.
| 18); Mrs. Rubina Hill, Ellagowan, Fla., solves
j Nos. 12 and 13; G. T. Clark, Atlanta, solves No.
I 20: Annie E. Stine, Huntsville, solves Nos. 11,
12 and 13; Robert Lee West, Richmond, thirteen
years of age, solves Nos. 15 and 17 (thinks No.
16 neither instructive nor amusing, but calls
The Sunny South a “bully paper,’ and hopes it
may have 500,000 subscribers before Xmas); G.
D. Lebeau, Oxford, solves Nos. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.
“Lawjer,” Atlanta, gives 36 oxen as the cor
rect answer to th*; problem in No. 23. This cor
responds with the answer given by “A. E. E.’g
But “Engineer” gives quite a different answer,
and says he knows he’s right. His answer is 219
oxen and a fraction.
Of the example given in the last issue, “R. A.
M.” says: “ It is what is known as an indeterm
inate example. An indeterminate example is
one in which the number of unknown quanti
ties are more numerous than the fixed and de
terminate equations that may be derived from
the examples as stated. For such examples there
is no certain method of solution, except by re
ducing to one equation containing ten unknown
quantities, and then supposing the value of
either one of them. In this example, the equa
tion will be 5x plus 3y equals 70. Now, suppose
j; equals 2, and then y is equal to 20, and 48 is
equal to the third quantity. In like manner, *
may be supposed to be equal to any other num
ber. There may be an infinite variety of answers,
all of which may be correct.”
Thomas S. Hubert gives the following as his
answer: 48 books at 50 cents each, §24; 20 books
at §2 each, §40; 2 books at S3 each, $6. Total
number books, 70; total cost, §70.
[For The Sunny South.]
CONTEMPT OF COURT.
In a Georgia village, there was a Justice of the
Peace. Other villages have been blessed with
functionaries of equal rank, but not always with
those so punctilious in the matter of decorum.
One or two of the writer’s acquaintances receive,
without murmur, a cursing at the end of each
case, from the immature limb of the legal pro
fession representing the losing party, as a part
of the burdens of the office.
The Justice under consideration had less pa
tience, and of course fewer of the qualities of a
true Justice. This officer was a shoemaker. On
one occasion, an attorney had business with the
shoemaker, but none with the Justice, and went
to his shop to transact it. The parties soon got
into a dispute over some question, when hot
words ensued, which culminated by the attor
ney calling his Honor a liar. The Justice, never
losing sight of his prerogative, said:
“I will enter up a fine of one dollar against
you for contempt of court.”
T-ke lawyer protested he could not do it, for
he was not on the bench r a court, and argued
at length and learnedly t< show his remark was
for the shoemaker, and not the court.
The shoemaking court’s reply was:
A Subscriber says: ‘-If Miss Bertie Bell, of
Magnolia, Ga., who is without a sweetheart and
pretty according to description, will forward a
photograph to Willie Mclver, Richmond, Va.,
she may certainly expect one in return.
L., of Thomaston, says: “Will you please set
tle a little dispute that some friends of mine
had? One party contended that ‘I feel bad’
(meaning I do not feel well) was correct, and
the other that ‘ I feel badly ’ was correct. Now,
please tell me which you think is correct, and
oblige your friend.” . . . I feel badly is correct.
Bail would be an adjective, with nothing to
qualify, whereas it should quality the verb feel,
and must therefore be an adverb—badly. Both,
however, are poor English expressions.
C. A. Jones, of Savannah, says he is in love
with a girl, and they once loved each other, but
he and her father had a “falling out,” and he
forbade her having anything more to do with
him, and since then she refuses to speak to him.
He asks, what shall he do to get her to speak ?
Write her a polite note, expressive ol your feel
ings and regrets, and impress upon her that it
is not just for a whole family to dislike a person
because one member does. If you really love
her and are worthy of her love, you should seek
every opportunity to cultivate a better feeling
between yourself and her father. No doubt, she
would gladly become a mediator between you.
S. C. R., Jr., of Augusta, says he has been
going with a very nice young lady for four
months, and loves her dearly, but she don’t
seem to like him much. She says she does, but
he says when in company she don’t show it
much. He thinks of discontinuing his visits,
but don’t like to do that. He wishes us to imag
ine ourself in his place and tell him what we
should do. Well, we should bring her up to the
chalk line in short order, and make her declare
whether she was “for or against us.” We should
look way down in her bright little eyes and in
spect her heart, and if it did not heat responsive
to our own, we should hid her “good evening,
Miss Nancy,” and retire for good.
Lillian, Zuleika and Iola, Fort Gaines, say:
I “We are three scliool-girls, who are anxious to
know your opinion of girls smoking cigarettes
in the presence of gentlemen ; also, while riding
! out, should the horse become frightened, do you
think it woulcl be anything amiss for the young
man to put his arm around the girl? By an
swering these questions according to your views
of propriety, yon will have our gratitude.” . . .
We are astonished at both your questions, but
, as they seem to be asked with sincerity, we an-
I swer them by saying that young ladies should
! be ashamed of smoking cigarettes anywhere, and
we hope the girls of the quiet little city of Fort
: Gaines have not yet become so “fast” as to be
guilty of such a habit. It so, then it is unneces
sary to answer your second question, for you
doubtless prefer riding behind a horse which is
easily “frightened,” and if you had the chance,
you would no doubt frighten him yourself. Too
bad !—too bad ! And scliool-girls at that! Broth-
. ers D. and K. must look after you.
Carrie L., New Orleans, says: “A talented and
; dignified lawyer of our town, who is no longer
young, asked me, a girl of seventeen, to be his
wife. I had not thought of him as a lover be
fore, though he often visited our house. He
came to me where I was sitting in an old moss-
grown summer-house. Pointing to a solitary
rose, I said, ‘That is all the old arbor has left to
brighten it.’ ‘It is more fortunate than I am,"
he replied. ‘I have not even the single rose to
brighten r-y waning life:’ and then he presently
asked me to be this solitary flower, and to cheer
him. I was so surprised I could only ask for
time to think it over. What shall I tell him ? I
have a high respect for his character and a great
admiration for his talents." . . . Respect and
admiration are a very good foundation for love,
and often merge into the tenderest affection. If
your friend is as estimable as you say, you will
do well to accept his offer. A few gray hairs are
“I will let you know, sir, that this court is a ; nothing when the brow beneath them holds
proper subject for contempt at all times.
It does not appear that this was ever dis- and warm
thought and wisdom, and the heart is truthful
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
What a Waste of Sentiment !—The postmas
ter at Macon, or his clerk, informed us two
weeks since that he had already forwarded some
twenty-odd letters, addressed to “Midget,” to
the dead-letter office at Washington, saying he
could not deliver anonymous letters unless they
are addressed to some box or in care of some one.
Now, isn’t it too bad for Midget to have lost all
this fun ? Correspondents should make a note
of this. Midget and such names are anonymous,
and should be addressed to some box or in some
A Kansas court has decided that a man and his
wife may go to a circus on a ticket that says
“admit one,” as they are of “one flesh,” and
considered as a unit,
Birdie, of Amelia, Va., will please send her
address to this office.
Abbie will find her question, or a similar one,
answered in a previous issue.
Coral, of Franklin, will exchange photos with
Oscar Mayton, of Virginia, and thinks she will
suit Jim, of Texas.
North Carolina Boy, who never had a sweet
heart, wishes a correspondent. His address can
be had at this office.
Fred and Hilliard, of Griffin, would like to
know the address of two young ladies with whom
they could correspond.
Undine, of Rose Hill, comes to the front, and
would not object to some pleasant correspond
ents. We can recommend her.
Harry, of Savannah, with sandy hair and
mustache, blue eyes and twenty-three summers,
is in the same category with Bertie Bell, of Mag
nolia, and is pleased with her style of beauty.
H. J. Dixon, Marion, Va., wants a limited
number of lady correspondents, for the purpose
of mutual improvement, and perhaps something
more interesting. Full particulars given by ad
A Subscriber, Marietta.—We guess he has
called before this time and brought the engage
ment ring. But if not, get out a search warrant
for him and bring him in to a personal explana
tion vi et armis.
Georgia Farmer says he is twenty-five, strictly
moral and a great reader; has a nice mustache,
knows how to cook, milk, and make' up beds,
but is anxious to raise corn and cotton for some
! nice girl, provided she has the farm.
Loulie, of Thomasville, wishes to be recom
mended to the young men. She says she is a
handsome blonde, well proportioned, fine fig
ure, young, and can cook, knit etc, and is ready
to take charge of some comfortable home. She
likes black eyes and hair, and tall, fine-looking
gentlemen, but he must have a horse and buggy.
A. F. Cooledge, of Norcross, says: “Having
seen in your paper inquiries from several rela
tive to stenography, and being a short-hand
writer, and almost an enthusiast on the subject,
if such will send me a stamp with address, I will
gladly give information about procuring books
and the method of studying this highly-useful
Pearlie H. H., of New Orleans, is sweet six
teen, still in school, but wishes some intelligent
correspondents. She has seen much fashiona
ble life, has attended the leading literary coteries,
and is a general favorite. She don’t like slim,
small men, with fair complexion and light hair
and mustache, but above all, likes intelligent
men. Did you ever ? What is to become of the
young girls ? Only sixteen and still in school,
where she should be; but she says she hopes to
graduate next year.
Evangeline, Fair View, asks: “If a young
lady and gentleman were engaged, should dif
ferences in point of religion make it best to can
cel the engagement ? When neither could re
linquish their belief, would it not in time pro
duce unhappiness? I leave it to your good judg
ment.” . . . We do not think so. Religious
beliefs should have no weight in such matters.
Matrimony is really a business copartnership or
contract, in which each party is under obliga
tions to discharge special duties, and whatever
may be the faith or creed of either, it can have
no effect upon the proper discharging of these
reciprocal duties. A woman may make a good
wife and yet differ widely in her religious views
from those of her husband; and a man may make
a good husband and yet profess no religious
faith of any kind. These matters rest alone with
the Creator and the creature, and poor finite,
mortal minds should not attempt to handle or
settle them. We are all responsible to one great
God, and every intelligent creature must prepare
his own report for the final day. Religions dis
cussions are wrong, in our judgment, and do
much harm, and especially is this so in the fam
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but the pressure to secure even a small space in it has
been very great, and we have reluctantly consented to
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others need apply. Fifty cents per line will be charged for
each and every insertion. There will be no variation from
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solid nonpareil, w ith an average of from nine to ten words
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