The Georgia cracker. (Gainesville, GA.) 18??-1902, February 14, 1894, Image 1

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•\\juuviJiM ***■<*■ GAINESVILLE, GA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1894 NUMBER 45, GROWING OLD. ST. VALENTINE’S DAY. THOROUGHNESS. WINNING AND KEEPING HUSBANDS. Habitual hurry. ‘ No<«Uo when I am old and gr4$tjeaded, O . tiod, forsake me not [Rev Trafton, D. in Zion’s Herald.] I’m frftowing’ old—ro strange it seems; To-tfcHWow hr* for me no charms; *But o/bt* uiibidden youth’s sweet dreams, Oldjft’fenrls I clasp in love’s fend arms! Not lcy,t still the loved .enfold; And yfcl l/know I’m growing old. .. % ' “What shall we do, Valentino's Day, Rob?” said Prod, closing bis Algebra upon the mastered prob lems for the morrow. “The fcumo old story, I suppose,” answered Cousin Rob; “waste all our pocket-money on perforated paper with' gilt eupids and hearts on it, and get no thanks for it. All nonsense, I sav.” •“So do I. I wish we could get up something different for once— Hearken, says a “Germantown Lassie,” in the Germantown, Pa., Telegraph, to the advice of a pret ty woman w ho has had experience: “I tell you, winning a husband is only a pleasure to a woman, but keeping one is a penance. That is not nicely put, but what I mean is The number of sudden deaths which occur every year as a conse quence of running to railway trains and ferry boats is not iocon- The victims arc mostly Lesson for Young Men. siderable. persons, middle-aged or older, who, without knowing it. have some dis ease of the heart. Ibis kind of over-exertion, how ever, , 'M‘s lens b mo« habit of tv a hurry. A nervous sytta sion leads ft' undue suaqep in extreme < perpetualten ve vital waste an ’ teiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiuiiiiiiif VOLUME; J. Clears E. MURPHY the Decks for Spring Trade. For Instance, for Spot Cash, take these few snap shot prices, and everything else is in proportion : DRESS GOODS. CLOTHING. 36 inch Henrietta, black and colors, '23 cents, others ask 30c. 36 inch Henrietta, black and colors, 20 cents, others ask 40c. 38 inch all wool Henrietta, black and colors, 48 cents, others ask 65c. 40 inch all wool Henrietta, black, 65 cents, others ask 00c. 40 inch all wool Henrietta, black and colors, 75 cents, others ask $1. 44 inch all wool Henri- tta, black, 98 cents, others ask $1.25. And a full iine of Silk Warp Henriettas and Novelties in foreign dress goods. Full line, just received, at prices to surprise DOMESTICS. 1,600 yards 4-4 Bleach, short length, at 6^c, regular 10c goods. 2,000 yards Domestic Checks at 5 cents, cheap at 6 cents. 3,000 yards Athens Checks at 6*4 cents, cheap at " cents. * Jeans at 20 cents, worth 30 cents; Jeans at 25 cents, worth 33c, and so on to best Jeans made, at 40c. Ladles’ |F:n 'Kid Bntto Shoes at $i S' These shoes ar -worth 25 to! 3 per cent, user A ( is age? Not to forget It was Carlyle who said, "tien- ius is an immense capacity for taking t ouble,” and George Eliot gives us the same thought in other words: “Genius is, at first, little more than a great ca pacity for receiving discipline.” The most successful have always been the most painsta ing. A prominent judge, living near g . w Cincinnati, wishing to have rough lienee tmfft, sent for a car penter, and said to him : “I want this fence mended to keep out cattle. There are some unplained boards—use them. It is out of sight from the house; so you need not take time to make it a neat job. | will only pay you a dollar and a half.” However, afterward, thejudge, coming to look at the work, found that the boards were planed and the fence finished with ex ceeding neatness. Supposing the young man had done it in order to make a costly job, he said angrily: “I told you this fence was to tjC covered with vines, I do not care how it looks.” “I do,” said the carpenter. “How much do you charge?” asked the judge. “A dollar and a half,” said the mail, shouldering big tools, i “Why do >011 spend all that Men’s Flue! labor 011 the job, if not for the money?” Shoes, Lace “For the job, sir.” j “Nobody would have seen the and Congress: poor work on it » s «£<* “But I should have known it V >5 > > ’| was there. No; I’ll take only the dollar and a half.” And lie took it and went away. Ten years afterward the judge had a contract to give for thel building of certain magnificent. in public buildings. There were I tiou at $2.50, #3 and $4. Unusual ly nice and good for the money, Oil A U a frejfi love’s cheering heat; nit f>rrmiched by fresher tints, etting suns throw brighter glints. Age is to life time's finril touch. A fiSm itng picturcjamiug down. \vhe^,#G%r thouglWwpme»ou. and much Of U^lj|flib mystery is found. ThrU" — A fad' The The »»t>eal . A bro^ifcg^liord, Is there footprints on the sand, No broken twig to say one passed ? No h3lf-9^.etchea picture from his hand, No deed in whicdi his form Is glassed ? Like yon cjoye'e passage through the air, I,eavm.E4Ui sign of passing there ? The surging mass of human kind Roll., on. Death’s shafts fly thick and fast. Th y ,TV; et little leave behind— But h ft nt trail to show they passed; fto rarely does a good deed sav— “A friend oi man hath passed this way." had tnv share “Tm growing old Of good and ill as years rolled by; I’ve fiadjrw so bright and fair, With mwhen tempests shook Uie air t Well ifTuTy say. as ends the strife. •’His hath not proved a wasted life.” A Traitor’s Ending. John Fiske tells the old story of Benedict Arnold's treason in an article of fascinating interest surprise spins one, or plav jplgs, or jget tip n frolic." .C f we count only think ftf some _ |w _ , be frowned cowfiT Lot’s ask the lit tie moth er; she always knows.” Hearing her name spoken, the little mother looked up across the heaped mending basket, and stopped her shining needle on its way over and under the strands of yarn that filled a knee-hole - in Fred’s stout hose. “What is it?” she said with the quick smile that kept the little mother so- young, with all her cares. Presently three heads were bent very close togeth er during an eager consultation, broken by exclamations of, “Oh, how jolly 1" “Just the thing j” A heavy fall of snow all Febru ary 18th robed the earth, like a fuirj r queen, in sparkling white for tin? morning of St. Valentine’s ' “ f ymir fflteii written for the Atlantic. What | jja V may be new to many readers is I The overworked widow who took Mr.^Fiske’s statement that all 1 in washing for the college boys had the ,%«nly traditions goes to ; a genuine surprise when she found show ihat the last years ot Ben- j wide paths shoveled under her long ■edict Arnold in Loudon were years of bitter remorse and self- reproabh. The great name which he had so gallantly won and so wretchedly lost left him 110 re- posefrbv night or day. The iron frame, which had withstood the fatigues of so many trying battle- fieldsandgrill more trying march es tbr-lvt^’ the wilderness, broke down at last under the slow tor ture'of lost friendships and meri ted disgrace. Iv t ie last sad days in London, 1801, the family traJi- s4ys that Arnold’s mind many applicants among master]kept 1 everting to his old frieud- a n dj builders; but one face attracted : ship-ifth Washington. He had ' his attention. It was that of the : a!wav.4 carefully preserved the lunam who had built the fence- w ! “I knew,” said the judge after i on the Jay when he made j telling the story, “we • should I escape to the Vulture; and now, clothes-line. But her pleasure hardly equaled that of the boys, whose merry and innocent frolic in the snow, carried out with such secrecy the night before, had wrought the wonder. Early in .the morning old Miss Young's door-bell rang. Opening the door, she found no one, but a large brown paper parcel upon the mat. The old lady had seen bet tor days, and now lived lonely, convinced that the world of busy life around had no thought for her. She was becoming sour and unlovely. “Some mistake,” she said, but opened the bundle, and found in side a basket well wrapped, a pot of growing, blossoming primrose with, a card bearing her na hJbe wore ^written in a round boyi*:’ ha e his land fhis legend : husband unr their outer h swer frankly man's fancy. it, bis heart, is ensnared by a few loon* naturally a miabie '.in •' * t-J r w-' sweet voice, a pretty hand, bright | formed into petulant and noieV eyes,beautiful hair,gloaming toeth. scolds. a cheek like the sunnv side of . The woman who is a wife and peach; or a man may be captivat- j mother is peculiarly liable to this p d by the way a girl walks, talks, habit, she has so much to do and plays, rides; by her amiability, her so little time in which to do it in good taste, her generosity, or by ; these days when so many outride the manner in which she greets, things crowd «]>or.' her'domestic fascinates, or if he be somewhat of duties. There is r.n doubt that a eur, by the way she abuses him. hurry claims ten victims where She may not know how she won ! hard’work kills one. him, but if she does not know how The man of business suffers in to keep him, the best thing for her much the same manner. The hur- to do is to find out. There are many things we know by intuition: the rest have to be learned by ex periment. Conscious of her abili ties and inabilities as a wife, a | hurry, or in th© spirit generated by wise woman will learn how to keep ; it. the uncertainties of Ids call- same manner. ried breakfast and the hurried skimming of the meriting paper alfe but the beginning of a hurried day. Yet it is unsafe for him to act in a a husband, just as she learns how : ing make entire self-control to keep house, to make chicken prime importance. of croquettes, chocolate creams,bread, lemonade; und if she does not then some one else will supplant her. A man likes to see his wife well dressed; when she goes about in tatters, with big shoos, untidy skirts, soiled collar, and a thicket of curl papers, if he does not look disgusted and say some words not agreeable to ears polite, it is be cause he is an archangel. I do not believe in the economy of home toilets. I never take a street dress that is done for and wear it in the house. When a gown is positively shabby, when the life is gone out of it, it should be eon- Sehool children are victims of the same evil. Thev must lie at school exactly on time. But in thousands of cases the family ar rangements are not, such as to favor punctuality. The child is allowed to sit up late, and so is late at breakfast; or the breakfast itself is late, and the child must hurry tliroughi t, and then hurry off, half-fed and fully fretted, dreading tardiness and the teach er’s displeasure. Robust children may work off the effect amid the sports of the day, but many others are enjured for life. Occasional hurry is hardly to lie avoided, society being what it is; 300 bbls Flour. ‘Coral,’ $8.20; ‘Little Pcirl,’ 600 bushels Texas Red Rust-proof Oats, 500 bushels White Milling Corn. 25,000 lbs No. 1 Timothy Hay. In short my Grocery Department is co 53. 50- “silver King ’ d'atent, $4; ‘Gold Hunter, $4.40. mtl at tl Yours Respectfully, ie lowest prices. J. E. MURPHY. have only good, genuine work Stoui lmn. I gave him the con tract and it made a rich man of him.” lion. Josiah Quincy was at one time conversing with Daniel Webster upon the importance of doing even the smallest thing thoroughly and well, when the as, broken in spirit and weary of life, he felt the 1 st moments coming, he called for this uni form and put it on, and decorated himself wiih the paillettes and swordknot which Washington had givenihim after the victory of Saratoga. ‘ ‘Let me die, ” said he, “in this old uniform in which iso.-, sn f , wi viv | great man related an incident LIPSTINE & HUMAN, A ^ | A Wrecktu of High Prices find ShoddyCbthlng. Arlington Block concerning a petty insurance case which was brought to him while a young lawyer in Portsmouth. The fee promised was only twen ty dollar-. Yet, to do his clients full justice, Webster found he must journey to Boston and con sult the law library. This in volved an expense above the amount of his fee; but after hesi tating a little, he decided to go to Boston and consult the author ities, let tlie cost be what it might. He gained the case. I fought my battles. May God forgfve me for ever putting on any other.” Artless Simplicity. One of the sweetest incidents which we have noticed for many a day—and one which shows tlie effect > v jQtarly training, assisted b a pttiand undefiled imagina tion—has just fallen under our observation. It is thus related: A lady visited New York city and saw on the sidewalk a rag ged, cold and hungry little girl, Years after this Webster was j gazing wistfully at some of the cakes in a shop window. She passing through the city of New York. An importa t insurance case was to be tried that day, and one of the counsel had been suddenly prostrated by illness. Money was no object, and Web ster was asked to name his terms and conduct the case. “It is preposterous,” said he, “to expect-me to prepare a legal argument at a few hours’ notice.” But when they insisted that he should look at the papers, he consented. It was liis old twenty dollar case over again, and liav- It is a Mistake shop window, stopped, and taking the little one by the hand, led her into the store. Though she was aware that bread might be better for the cold child than cake, yet de siring to gratify the shivering and forlorn one, she bought and gave her the cake she wanted. She then took her to another place, whejp she procured her a shawl and other articles of com fort. The grateful little creature looked the benevolent ady full in Ihe fac.e, and, with artless simy.citv. S®: “Are you God’s wifdr’ Did. the signed to the rag-bag. A lady should make U duty of nice linen, i but the habit of hurry should be some laces and genuine house ] guarded against as one ot the sur- gowns, fresh, not old, finery, and jest promoters of ill-temper and ill- she should not be too fond of i health. * rappers. I If necessary, less work should be TJh*~hsir should be kept as ner.r jdonvry'tsut in' many’ fv, -sWng the poef’sTbnceptloh of''“fragrant ! is needed but a of tresses ’ as possible.; the teeth 1 time. Some of the worst victims Well, I never!” said the old h ] *? od .« r ^ r burry arc men who dally with - the breath sweet; to insure this their work until time presses them, last, a physician’s prescription is and then crowd themselves into a sometimes necessary. Men like to! fever, pitying themselves mean- preach down extravagance and I while because they are so sadly style and dress; but the woman j driven, who bangs or fluffs her hair, pow- j — ders the shine off her hair, hides a A Good Habit, scar or blemish under a piece of] In the summer of 1842 Prince court plaster, who wants pretty j Bismarck won his first medal. It white gloves and stockings, trim occurred in thiswise: slippers, perfumes, fancy notions As cavalry officer he was on duty to increase her attractiveness is | with other officers, and standing the woman who secures most ad- ] with them on a bridge over a lake, miration. Tlie long, lean, lank, ] As he was about to give an order, common-sense woman may go his groom Hildebrand rode one of about in their wholesome ugliness j the horses to water close by the and cheap simplicity, but the pro- bridge. Suddenly the horse lost cession of men who follow is not a : his footing, and Hildebrand elifig- long one. j ing to the animal, disappeared lady; and tears of real happiness filled her eyes. “So it is Valen tine’s Day? To thjnk anybody should remember me—an old wo man like me! But what sights of them I used to get when I was a girl!” Yielding to a sudden impulse, she took the primroses over to share the fragrant bloom with her next neighbor, a young wife, al most a stranger. Here she found the baby very ill, stayed to nurse it, and made friends that gave new color to her life. So she told the little mother, weeks afterward; and that wonderful woman smiled, of course, and said, “All the year is primrose-time.” Afterward, she was heard to hum softly, as she rocked the baby: A thousand years of crime Are incited tn one drop of honey In prnnrose-time. Other happy and merry things did Fred and Rob on that Febru-- ary 14«and saved from them money enougli t<> send, each, to his favor ite girl friend a bunch of lilies*of- the valley, with'this motto: Wearing the blossom of a stainless life. The flowers, being forced for the day, soon faded; but the words, often shyly read, helped each little maid to grow more liko the little mother, who knew how to plan for St. Valentine’s Day.—Advocate and Guardian. to lielieve all the exaggerated statements of “ads’ 1 you see iu the newspapers. ing a remarkable memory, he had all the authorities in liis! wif3F’ Did 'the most eloquent mind, and won the suit. The j speaker ever." employ words to court l*new he had no time for a better advantage? preparation, and was astonished at the skill with which lie] handled the case. “So you see,” said Webster, It is a Mistake to suppose that anybody can sell you two dollars worth of goods for one dollar. It is a Mistake .0 suppose you ctu get the right results if you buy at the wrong pi ace. We Say Frankly* that *€• do not attempt to push prees so low that quality must be sacrifice! We are anxious hat our goo<u» shad be SAT ISFACTORY rather than CHEAP. Our aim is to serve our custnmns so well that vie shal! retain their trade from year t- vear. No other hous* DOKS, ever DID. or ever WILL, se.l sm h STERLING QUALITIES—1 C»» h —H . s— Fnrn isutngs—..1 such low prices as we quote as he concluded, “I was hand somel ? paid in both fame and money for that journey to Bos ton;” aud the moral is that good work is rewarded in the end, though, to be sure, one’s own self-approval should be enough. Home? Home, a world of strife shut out; a world of love shut in. The place where tlie great are some times small, and the small often great. The father’s kingdom, the children’s paradise, the mother's world. Where you are treated best aud you grumble most. The comfort youth does not fully appreciate, which young men and maidens desire, which the mi<ld!e£flged generally • pos sess, wliic tlieo'd rightly value. I* We are Anxj^us for You to see our Stock before Buying. Trouble. In time of trouble there is something to do more than mere ly to express sympathy. Nearly always some real help is possible, and to discoveovhat that is and to extend it sinffly and generous ly is the task of ever)- one who wishes to be a friend in time of need. But this takes not only love aud compassion and good wishes, but also judgment, dis crimination, thought and pa tience. It is largely because these qualities are so seldom brought into exercise at such times that sympathy so often seems powerless for any efficient help. Each case must be studied by itself, its past causes fathomed, its present grief appreciated, its probable future effects weighed, the possible means of relief con sidered, before true help can be extended. The habit of thought- fulness is easy enough when we are contemplating nil enterprise why then should it of our own; Benefit your friends, that they be put asjde when we approach may love you still more dearly; so qifficult and so delicate a task benefit your enemies, t at thev as that of giving real succor and m >y become your friends. j comfort to others in time of need? It is a real pleasure to meet a man who has a sunny disposition, and whose pleasant good morning and smile somewhat lifts the bur den of the trials of life that is be fore you for the day. You remem ber that smile and pleasant voice all day. On the other hand, neith- r do you forget that man—and he is numerous—who responds to your salutations with* a grunt. He doesn’t say anything but merely grunts. A hog can do that much. Life is a burden to such a man, and he often wonders what he is hero for, and so do other people for that matter. It is a pity that so few of these sunny disposed men live, for it seems that they not only enjoy life, but also brighten the lives of others.—Murphy Scout. Let this be thy purpose, O friend: To observe the law of right, and do it. Then tlie sun shine and the storm, the night and the day, the heat and the cold of life’s discipline will foster and mature the grain for the garners in the skv.—N. A. Staples. To prise everything according to its real use ought to be the aim of every reasonable man. The sweetest messages of God are those spoken to the inmost soul alone in his presence. with it in the water. A terrible cry resounded. One Bismarck’s biographers relates that before the officers had collect ed their senses, Bismarck had thrown off liis sword and his uniform, and had thrown himself the lake to save his servant. By great good fortune he seized him, but the man clung to him so living in the neighborhood. Doubt-j j? his death-agony that ho less he noticed something peculiar! M ul U !, d i w b, 1 ‘ for '‘ he omlKl loose in her wav of receiving the intelli- j hi nisei from him. lie knew well that the! Blsm *f ck ro *‘ to the surface, raising the servant with him. and Making Peace. Airs. Ritchie, in her reminiscen ces of Browning, says that she was! spending tl* summer on the coast < of Normandy, when she received a ! call from her friend, Mr. Milsand, | “ who was living not far away. He mentioned almost at once that Mr. Browning and his sister were also j 1 gonee. Brownings and the Thackeravs— , , , , . . , Mrs. Ritchie is a daughter of’the hrou « ht . ,u m safe to land in an great novelist—had long lieen on j terms of friendly intimacy*. Mr. Milsand was one who could not lie contented to see old friends at odds. Mrs. Ritchie says: We were walking along the dusty road when Mr. Milsand suddenly stood still, and fixing his earnest look upon me, said: “Tell me, why is there some re serve? Is anything wrong lie tween you and Robert Browning? I see you are reserved; I see he is also constrained. What is it?” I replied, honestly enough, that I did not know what it was; there was some constraint between me unconscious condition. The next day the servant was as well as ever. But the little town that had witnessed the brave rescue was in great commotion. They pe titioned the superintendent, who obtained for the young officer the medallion “for rescue from danger." And now, on great occasions, the well-known Prossiun Safety Medal may be seen beside the proudest stars in Christendom on the breast of the famous creator of l uited Germany. Bismarck, it is said, is prouder of his first medal than of all the rest put together. ,, . . , , . . , 1 One day- in the plenitude of Bis-* and my old friend. I imagined nmn . k ' s power a noble minister that some one had made mischief. L, )proaehwl „ u . |m . lm „ r . aud with “But this must dk be,” said!a tinge of satire asked him the Milsand; “this must lie cleared.” \ meaning of this modest decoration. I said it was hopeless] it had He at once replied: lasted for months, and in those “1 am in the habit sometimes of days I was young enough to imag- ] saving life.” ine that a mood was eternal. ] The diplomatist lowered his eves I happened to be alone the next j before the reproving look which day, and was writing in my bed- j accompanied Bismarck's lightly room when I chanced to go to the : spoken words, window, and looked into the old ; —— walled court. I saw the gates open j Set your self earnestly to see a little way, and a man’s broad- what you were made to do, and shouldered figure come through then set yourself earnestly to do it; them, and then advance, striding and the loftier your purpose is, tlie across the stones, toward the house, i more sure you will be to make the . It was Mr, Browning, dress'd all j world richor with every enrich- in white, with a big white tlmbrella j gent of yourself. • under his arm. It was the poet 1 „„ himself, and over and beyond this, j T * t , !‘ r « ,s ««*>' £n<i who can take it was my king, old friend re- °“ r U , v ^ * 111 * U their faulto and turned, all reserve and coldness 1 to their broken strings ami jun- Belf-will is so anient and active that it will break a world to piece* to make a stool to sit on, “Verily, verily, T say unto you, if a man keep my sayings he shall never see death." gone, never to trouble or perplex! and bring from them, \VV h*d ev.,1,w the music ot love, joy and i*aoe. again. We lmd no explanations. “Don’t ask," he said; “the facts are not worth remembering or in quiring into.” The next day we went to $t. Auhin, and everything was as it had lieen in the old times. l*eaco. A discontented spirit makes the way of life seem hard and long. May never another war-drum lie heard or a flag unfurled 011 uu j American battle field.