Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, November 24, 1881, Image 2

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Til* LMfMt, OkMjtMt and But fapoi
From Iha Now York Olimrver.
fourth (Quarter,
Lesson o.—The Serpent in the Wil
Nl'tlUl <1; 1-9.
OottlS Tar—-And u lift"! up the •|.r|H.(il
In iho SIM.I U.-—, ETTU oo MINI lbs Sun of Mau IK
llllel up,that obowMM hrluiolli iu bus uliould hot
porUh. but liavr rtviinl lllo."—Julib 3: 14. 13.
Central Truth —Only believe ; in God
there is hope lor the helpless.
By what may mm a sudden hound
we now pom to the Ual hall of the B ok
of Nuuioera. a" Called lioni the IWI
nuuiOeriUg* of the I-r.ielile* reconleu
in it. It al-o contains an account o
their wilderness llle Iron) Iheir depart
ure troni Sinai until they are ready to
euler Causae.
Thirty -eight yearH hare ela|>Hed ainci
the lime ot our lost lessons. Leaving
Siual alter the giving of the law and ol
the regulation* concerning aaci dicea nd
Ihe -acred eason, the l-ra- luea re
H utned their march and cauie to K idcsh,
on the ver> I ion tier ol ihe promised
land. From thia point spies were sen I
forward to nee what sort of a land ii
wan to which Ihey were journeying.
These, on their return, gave a glowing
account of the fruillulness ol the coun
try, but ten of the twelve represented
the people to be numerous, huge and
warlike. Upon this the Israelites look
alarm and refused to go forward, God
was greatly displeased with iheir relief
lious conduct and declared that, except
ing the faithful spies, not one of them
should ever enter the good land. Ac
cordingly they were turned hack, and
for thirly-eigbt years they lingered iu
the wilderness. At the and of these
years a new generation had succeeded
to that which came out of Egypt, and
once more they gather at Kadesh.
It was at Kadesh that Miriam died.
And here it ptobably wa thai Arnd the
Canaanite made the attack recorded in
the present leasou. Their first move
ment from thia place was to Mount llor.
where Aaron, too, was "gathered unto
his people," and where the difficulties
of their march seemed to begin.
It should be noticed that "the way of
the Red Sea" here simken of was Unit
of its eastern branch,or the gulf of Aka
bah. Touching this at its northern ex
tremity they proposed to "compass," or
go around, the hostile land of Kdoin.
But, in attempting to do this, "the soul
ot the people was much discouraged he
cause of the way."
1. Here, again, as so often before, they
fell into great sin. It i* not surprising
that their courage weakened, (or they
were human and there was much intri
their faith. They seemed to be going
right away from the land they had de
sired; powerful enemies were near. and.
moreover, the way was sandy and rnugn,
a "horrible desert," with little bawl or
water. But G.al had often shown him
self to be their God, and out of niiny
perils and difficulties he had givpri theni
great deliverance. That they should
lorget all thia. and give way to com
plaints instead of praises, especially
that they should speak contemptuously
of the manna with which he was still
feeding them, was most ungrateful and
'1 It is not strange that God should
•end upon them a terrible punishment.
This he did, lie sent fiery serpents
among them and they hit the peo; le,
and many died. W.- are not to under
stand by this that the |m;sonnu* reptiles
were created for this purpose and ai
this time. Gi>d has always at band the
instruments of bis displeasure. And it
is his ordinary way to make providen
tial use of these. This de-ert. ** trsv
elers tell as, is still infested with dan
gerous snakes, "marked with fiery spot*
and spiral lines." and whose Idle is
often fatal. God made these Ihe minis
tersot his justice in the correction of bis
sinning people.
3. Judgments do not always bring
those who experience them to repint
ance, hut in this instance the people
saw and confessed tbeir sin. Doubtless
they prayed for themsalves. They
•ought the intercession of Mosea. It i
a sign of the hardnesa of men's hearts
that it is often only by experience ol
pain that men can he made 10 see and
own the evil of their sin. We compel
God to deal severely with us or leave
us utterly to perish. So Israel did.
4. The meet wonderful thing in this
narrative appears iu God's readiness to
listen to bis people and in the wav he
took to save them. Straightway Mfoses
is directed to make a serpent of brass,
similar to that by which the people had
been bitten, and to put it upon a pule,
where all could see it. And whoever
looked upon it waa immediately healed.
Borne excellent Bible dictionaries have
given more space than is profitable to
attempt to account for the choice of this
particular object or symbol. Idle at
tempts have also been made to explain
the effect of looking upon it on natural
What the dying Israelite saw was
■imply a likeness of the fiery serpent,
dead, and so powerless to barm. There
was in it no healing virtue. To the be
holder it was a sign that (Jod could and
would beat them. It was for them to
believe and obey ; to look and live; the
bigling was the act of (iod. But it
was also intended as a type of llim who,
on the cross, "was lifted up, that whoso
ever believeth in him should not perish,
but have eternal life." The s|*ecial
points for os to note are the simplicity,
the immediateneas, and the all-suffi
iency of the rented* ; and tbst it wus
the only one provided or offered. It
rs simple, for the dying man had on
ly to trust and look. It wss immediate,
lor at once, "when he beheld, he lived."
It waa all sufficient, for not only WM
each cure complete, but offered
besting was for any and all. No alter
native, but to perish, remained lor su< b
as refused to beed the offer made to
them. ID all this there is a striking
prefiguration of the Gospel way. The
uplifted serpent stands for the crucified
ssviour. And nowhere can we Hud a
clearer exhibition ol what the sinner is
to do to he saved. The dying man saw
and confessed Ida own sin a* the cue
of Ids misery; he perceived thut, so far
as sell help was concerned, his case wus
hopeless; he made his confession and
cry unto God; he hsd confidence thai
God's proposed remedy ws just and
sufficient; when God said tohiiii. ' Look
and live," he believed and obeyed, and
straightway he was healed. Bo it l
with every perishing soul who truslirg
ly looks to Christ on the cross.
1. Many, like Arad the Canaanite,
would hinder the heavenward progress
ol God's people; nevertheless, He that
is lor us is more than all they that he
against us.
2. 11-trdshipa and difficulties lie in
every right path, slid aie permitted lor
wise and loving reasons. To make ll
easier to endure ami overcome these,
God has given us exceeding great and
precious promises. When ready to
laiut ami give over, it is our privilege to
lenient her the rest and glory at the
J. From allowed discouragement to
ooiupla.ltiug- ami letiellloli the way l
-hurt. Against such a spirit or mood it
. therefore a duly to watch and pry.
I'lie re me 111 lira I ice ot past mercies, to
tllc-r with the thought ol the wisdom
and goodness ol God, should he sutfi
Olelil to keep u troui it.
4. There can be no ha-er ingratitude
ban that wnlch speaks or thinks ill ot
God's good gilts. The right heart does
not forget to give thanks lor daily
5 God tnskea use of judgments to
rou-e iu* N to a sense of sin HI d move
tbern to repentence. When goodi.esa ,
laiis. he grviou-ly re-oris to severity.
6. The prayers of others should he
Vnlued alol sought.
7. God's nrercy is swifter than his
judgment; he makes haste to hear pray
er, and he turns none away.
8. In nothing does that mercy so
wonderfully appear as in his remedy for
sin: a remedy immediate, complete,free
sufficient Inr the worst and lor all, ami
so simple a* to l>e wnhin the reach ol
the poor and ignorant ami weak, n
well as the rich, learned and strong,
provided only they sincerely desire it.
9. Nevertheless, it we will not rou-e
ourselves to accept 11, it will avail u
ahso.utely nothing; we slisll still peri-h
iu our sins. Therefore, hasten to "look.''
There arc many romances connected
with the late war which will hear rcjie
(ilioti. The following, which we give
in brief, is gathered Iroin the columns
ol the New Orleans Democrat:
Robert J. Walker was a member of
the Cabinet of President Pierce.
While he was Secretary of the Treks
ury Washington society WHS greatly
agitated by the hrilliiuit marriage ol
Ins daughter to u young naval officer
connected with one of tlie oldest Cre
ole families of Louisiana.
The marriage ceremonies were of a
brilliant character. The President,
every member of the Cabinet, the for
' eigu ministers, the Senators, in fine all
the notabilities of Washington and
(he most lushioi able society, attended.
The young couple went on a tour to
Kurope. I heir means were ample and
their tMicial standing all that could be
All went marriage
IM-II" until ihe v -wd the
war of the rein I!
Rotierl -J. Walker liiiSie tw nf llie
UnioriAtnd became a bitter enemy of
the Confederates. His son-in-law, from
a sense of State pride and obligation
to the family, lelt constrained to iden
tify himself with the Smth. From
that moment disasters came thick and j
lust. One cause niter another led to
a permanent separation of the pair
whose marriage has In-en niculicued,
and tlie voting wife soon Irecniut* a
widow. She retired with her child to
her mother and tuinily in Philadel
In the meantime Mr. Walker had
been unfortunate in his investments,
and at his death left his liimily in liar
row circumstances. His widowed
daughter, despite her complete re
serve, could not fail to attract ntteu
lion and many pm|oeala of marriage
were made to her by gentlemen of
wealth and prominence. The incident
closes as follows:
At last, however, her friends and
Society were astounded by the report
that she had accepted the hand of a
gentleman distinguished in the pro
fessional and political world, hut
cursed with a deformity and mutilia
lion as repulsive and revolting as that
of the veiled Mokanna of Moore's
"Lalla iiookh." In boyhood he had
fallen into the fire on his face, ami so
burned it is as to present even now, in
advanced age, a most pitiable and hid
eous aspect.
Those who are accustomed to make
summer visits and sojourns at Long
Branch have not failed to observe in
the parlors of the West End Hotel, on
the promenades and drives ol' that de
lightful resort, the unhappy victim of
, this cruel misfortune in a stout gentle
, man of good figure, of dignified and
graceful carriage, but with a face so
blurred, scarred aud distorted as to al
most conceal and abolish all human
resemblance and repel with disgust all
advance to closer observstion and ac
quaintance. U|Nn that gentleman's
arm leans a lovely woman, whose |*le
face still retains the most refined and
beautiful expression, ami whose har
monious features and lithe and grace
ful figure may be quickly recognised
| as those of the beautiful Mi* Walker,
who, twenty five years before, had en
, j thralled all bebuMers aud given her
i the unquestioned title of the sweetest
[ aud prettiest girl in Washiugiou city.
The marked attention of the bril
liant company at the West find, thro'
which they posited, the eageruetw of all
prsons to exchange courtesies ami en
gage in converiiMtiou with the gentle
man and luily, the intention ami re
spect with which everthiug which fell
from the gentleman was received by
all listeners, betokened the high con
sideration in wbicb lie was held. To
draw him into conversation and drink
in bis every utterance appured to be
the ambition of every one.
• Who is that couple?" would be
the natural inquiry of all strangers ;
"that terribly mutilated and defaced
gentleman and tbut unhappy daughter
who bangs upon bis arm ?' The ready
utiswer would be that the gentleman
is the ablest, most eloquent and ini
pressive lawyer and orator of Phila
delphia, who for many years has led
that Imr, utul is the most agreeable
and captivating gentleman of the very
tmlishcd society of that refilled city.
The lady is the daughter of Hubert J.
Walker,so distinguished in our politi
cal and financial history. The gentle
man is spoken ol as a prominent can
didate tor the position of Attorney
TIIC neuTina IIOMK wants sue is untax
■xo nea Lira wr.
A corres|Miiideni writing from Lake
Constance to the Chicago Tribune says:
The exEinprcss Kngenie lots IM-CII
passing a few weeks in the castle ot
Areneuburg, not far from the city ot
, Con-lance. This city is u|mmi the
SWISS shore ot the lake, near the little
village of Muuiieiilwch. It was built
iby Eugene Beauhariiia, and was a
favorite resort with him and bis sister.
Queen Ilorteiise. It was here that
this unhappy lady retired after the
full of the Empire, to remain until
her death, ller memory is regarded
with warm nth-cliou by the bumble
peoplt of the country side, ami the
chapl at Areneiiliurg, where it was
her wont to go for ptayer, is to llieiii
| a very sacred place. In this chapl is
an exquisitely sculptured marble fig
ure of the Queen, erected to the mem i
ory of her son, Kapileon, 111. Hhe is
kue*-ling in prayer. Her attitude is
regularly expressive of humanity and
resignation to Divine will, ami it M-eius ,
to tell the story of mi-judged life, re
lying in its latest hours iijsm the
mercy of Heaven. Upon the pedestal
is inscribed the name "Hortense," ami
Irelow this, "Napdcoti Ft Is." Areoen-
I burg was much beloved by Kugeuie
; before the d<-ntb of her son. The !
young Piince Imperial was extremely i
toml of this quiet eastle, and to his j
mother thoughts of hiiu are associated
with each vineyard and grove und
The castle stands upon a hill over
looking the Untor S-a, an expan-e of
wafer lying IKIIWCCII Lake Constance
and the current of the Hhiue. Prom
the lake the view of Arenenberg is
very pacvtul. No more fitting scene j
of repose than the ex Empress could j
Ite itnsgned than these quite shores.
Prom the western windows of her cas
tle she may see the autumnal sunset
painting the .Swiss skies with vivid
colors, reflecting in the calm waters ot
the luke Peasants go singing along
the road benruth the hill with baskets
1 ot grap-* u|H>u their heads.
To them Eugenie is a veritable La
dy iiouutitul, and they Ideas her with
greattul volubility. To the right ot
Anncnhcrg is the BeHuhariiai* i'usth
ot Halseiistciu, situated on a high hill,
and presenting a noble front to voya
gers ii| h>is this lake. Not far away
are Kogeiishurg and Wol-herg, once
Pretn h pleasures villas, hut now con
verted into hotels for the summer idlers
who visit Luke Constance, Manneu
haeh, the nearest jmst village, is a tiny
hamlet, connected with Arcoculterg
liV a (airinge road leading past Salon
stem, and a more direct foot-path
through the vineyard up the full
meadow covered with crocus blooms
ami into the castle gardens.
It may give u better idea of this
retreat to describe it as a villa rather
than a castle; for though it is a large
and pleasant building there are uo
lowers upon it, Mini the vine-covered
piazza* iii front open directly upon
the flower gardens, iu which tue |>our
Empress fiud* the chief solace of her
grief. These gardens lie to the north
ot the house, ami are gay with gera
looms and roses, Eugenie's favorite
flowers. To the east ul the gardens
are the servant's places, the kitchens
ami stables, litre are kept the car
riages iu which Na|sileon 111. made
his journey to his attendants at that
time. The Empress has brought hut
two hooes to Arvueolierg—a pair ot
prfecllv - matched carriage horses—
named Flora aud Hector by the young
Prince lin | m-i iu I. They are I- rench
liorsea, finely built ami of perfect
spirit, hut tliey have little exercise, as
the Empress now cares hut little fur
driving. When she goes out she uses
a pretty little Imrouche, cushioned iu
dark blue cloth. Hhe is said to have
expressed dislike to Arenenberg dur
ing her preseut visit, aud a determiua
tion never to come again to the almres
of Lake Constance. Her memories of
happier days here cause her pain too
keen fur resignation. Her habiu of
fife are very simple, and ike days at
the castle are wearily alike. Hhe rises
at 9 o'clock, takes coffee, ami spends
the morning after her devotions in
reading or io conversation with the
only one of her ladies in waiting who
reiiiaiua in faithful attendance upon
her. After break lasting at uoou in
the French faabiou the Empress guea
for a visit about the gardens, or rarely
for a drive on the Swiss hills, Hhe
sjicmls the reuiuimler of the time un
til flintier among her flowers, and alter
dinner watches the sunset or walks in
the garden until evening devotion.
She dresses always iu deep black, and
her once blonde hair is nearly as gray
as that of a woman of eighty years
should lie. No woman ever sits now
iu the chairs iu the chapel on either
side of Eugenie's om*e used by her
husband uod their son. Only once
has this routine been changed since
the Empress came to Areueuberg, aud
this was on the anniversary day of
the defeat of Sedan, September 2,
when she remained alone in her room
during all id' the day. The only sub
ject iu which she now shows any in
terest is in the preparations going tor
ward at her estate of Farulmroiigh,
near Aldersliol, iu Hump-lure, Eng
land, for her |>eruiuueiii residence
I here.
From LrUur* Ilur.
The three greatest generuls the '
world lias ever produced—Alexander,
Ctesar, Nuplcon—were all men of
letters. Alexander was the friend ol '
Aristotle and un auuotutor ot Hoiuer. I
Ctcsar'n commentaries are still classic
Ixsiks. N.ipoleoo would have beeu a
man eminent in science hud he not
Occn uo Eiop-mr. "Do you think," j
lie said, "that it 1 hud not been gen- -
eral-iu-chief und the instrument of
tale to u mighty nation tliul I would
have accepted place nod deptnlcii'T- '/
No! 1 would have thrown oiysell into
the study of the exact sciences; my
path would have Iks-u that of Galileo
ami Newtou, and since 1 have always
I succeeded iu my great enterprises 1
should have highly distinguished my
self also in scientific labors, i should
have left the memory ol IH-auiilul dis
coveries." Great generals have usuulty
j been men ol greui strength und endu
rance even when small ol stature. I'he
Duke of Wellington, iu the I'eiiiusula,
was often eighteeu hours together uu
horseback and frequently rode tiny
- miles between breakfast and dinner.
Nttjmlenij was often nearly as long in
his saddle, and once lie guihqicd from
Bayuuue to Vittoris iu two days. He
j had die remarkable laculty of sleeping
quickly at will und so recruiting his
lustily lorcc. Suite great generals
have, however, not la-cn noted lor
physical (tower. Agvailaus was lame
und little of stature. Huuoihal was
an ftivalid ami had hut uiie eye when <
;he commanded at Thrasiineue mid
: Coomc. William the Third was a man
of weakly frame, and the great Fred
erick ot I'rus-ia was not strong,
j Whether strong or weak in hudiiy
; t rMine no general can be great it dcti
j eieni iu nieutul vigor. Htrength ot \
• mind and body often go together, hot
ihe lormer i- alone essential to a greui |
' general. The imprtaiice of thorough
military education was cst'T-meil by j
| no one more than by Napoleon, who ,
j seemed to owe all to pr-mial genius.
; It was be who organized all the mill
j tnry school- of Prance, remembering
| his own early training at Brienne.
Alter the pare of Tilsit be showed
his friendship to the C/ar Alexander
most ol ull by sending ten of his pro
lessors to establish a military school
uke the Polytechnic 111 Russia. M> r
fighting generals are always to be
louml; they grow plentifully a* Sand
hurst or iu the cricket ground u>
Eton ; hut gi-uerals who gniu victories
uinl n ake conquests with the loss ol
tew men are only to IK: ohtained by
the careful training of minds naturally
strong and thoughtful.
Fr m th* New T<rk Hati.
A suit for breach of promise of mar
riage has been brought to trial in Can
ada that involves some (mints of gen
era) interest. John Faulkner, a bach
elor, owning property to the amount
of forty or lilty thousand dollars,
promised to marry Mrs. Jane Tillsoti,
a widow whose husband had been oue
of his tenants, and a written memo
randum of the agreement was drawn
tiji and a tiny set fur the ceremony.
Very soon, however, Faulkner seem
to have repented of his step, and when
the day ap|Miiu(el for the marriage ar
rived he was not ready to proceed aud
the ceremony had to be post piled. He
was always unprepared to enter upon
matrimony when the decisive moment
arrived ; hut Mrs. Tillson was always
ready and clung to him (miieutly.
Finally he seems to have struck
upon the idea of treating her in such
a rude and insulting manner in the
presence of oilier prsotis that it would
lie iuqmssilde lor her to submit to it
without degradation. Hhe discon
tinued her efforts to bring the mar
riage about and commenced suit
against him f r breach of promise,
claiming damages in the sum of five
thousand dollars.
Faulkner did not improve in hit of
fensive behavior before the plaintiff
after the suit was instituted, hut when
the case was called iu court for trial
he took the whole foundation from
under her feet by offering, through
his counsel, then and there to marry
her. It was plainly impoasihle lor her
at that stage of their relations, with
any sense of dereney or aclf reaped, to
accept this offer; and yet the judge
was forced to say that he did not see
how the suit could be maintained un
der the existing law if she declined it
Breach of promise law, as frequent
ly laid down iu the courts, ia peculiar '
-iu tbia respect. Iu other contracts, if
there is a refusal to perform, the suit
for damages for the breach is com
menced, an offer lo carrv out the
agreement is then too late; hut a dif
ferent rule has beeu enunciated iu re
spet to contracts tor marriage.
flic plisi ii i iff s counsel argued that
the defendant, by his intolerable con
duct, hud made it impoasihle for her
lo accept his offer at thai stage, und
that this distinguished the ca*e from
others; but Judge Cameron doubted
tile soundness ol the distinction.
"Moreover," said he, in effect, "the
meaner you prove this defendant to
have lawn the less damage do you
prove, and the weaker do you make
your ground Ibr recovering a verdict.
V ou site for damage* incurred by this
man's refusal to marry the plaintiff.
In the first place, he say* he now is I
willing Pi marry, and iu the second 1
place you show him to have lichuvcd
so contemptibly that if he printed in
his refusal it ought to In: regarded as a
Is'iitfii rather ;hun an injury to her."
Die (daiutiir's counsel argued that his '
eli- lit lost a share in the defendant's
proprtv, to which she would have
I been entitled as his wife. The judge,
however, adhered lo his view ul the
( case, and ulftiough lie finally allowed
j it lo go on trial it wus villi instruc
tions to the jury that i au*-d them to
very siM-edily bring iu a verdict for the
def udaut.
*ci.*TC!> ar ar.MKRsi. oi-riito.
J L II•)••• id III* Njitkrttwl Wuol lltiileiin.
1 went up Thursday hi .5:30 o'clock.
We had a simple luniily dinner —soup,
roast lieef, ("aliloniia wine and cherry
pie, the general, Mrs. Gaifieid, a little
; son, and myself sitting round the
I utile. We discussed the general qur**
. lions of protection. General Garfield
putting queries to nie which I answer
ed satisfactorily. He then nked me
it I knew anything alxiul iron, and
plied me with questions a* to that.
After a long talk upm these maiters,
not ouce mentioning wool, I said:
j "Now, general, we huve lalkeil tar-lf
long enough ; lei us talk uhout the
war. Tell nit lout your battles."
i told him almut Joe (my brother)
I and he told me alHOil Kliiloh and
1 (.'liirkamauga utol other battles. At
C'liiekamauga lie whs Ro-eerans's chief
of stalf. Talking alsoit the character
I of our soldiers, he said, walking across
the room and wuriuiiig with euthusi
j asm:
"Why, there were men who went
' into battles inspired by all Ihe heroism
of antiquity. They marched into the
tight with Milliades ami Themistoeles
ami all the heroes of hi-mry in the
uir above them" —stretching up his
I arms. There wa that gloriousaoldier.
General Dan MeC<*ik ; he was storm
ing the height* of K>nui-nw iiioiiu
] intn ul the head of Ins troops. The
-ummit was crowded with rebel tr<H.p ;
tin- &-ceut was precipitous; the troop ;
j had to 1 itt Ihcrosilvps up by the]
hushes and brandies; he knew it was
almost certain death. lii a momen
tary pause in the ascent he was heard
to utter, as it sp-akiug to hims<?ll, hut
iii calm, clear tones, these words from
Macaulay's lays of nncient Home:
'Tlifn iwl|A !• Ilvtl|)<, Uii- ta|txlh lb*
nnui njnt Itiii wutb *xlb OMIHb *Mi of
h -N ran man Is-'Df lhti faHhf fw Ml wf!a
Fr U ••!•* vf liia falls* • an i b v 4 M
Jbtad f t Us* lrail*t *b" Mm In rml.
And I r il* if* b u**a lit* i*h ! |i*t lirmM-" ,
"The rough soldiers all around felt
the lull mcaniug of these words and
remcmheri'd them. A moment after
ward MiOs-k rustu-il up the heights,
and iu two minutes left dead—
"f*f BK •!>• of hit tmlbmv and U* Unplta of hit
"Aud now." said General Garfield,
"could man die better f I have given j
you the words, but I can't give you
the grand, glowing maimer with which
Garfield recited them.
A New May of Catting 11.
Dotin run is e|.t(i
I must say in all fairneM—and at
tached a- 1 am to the memory of a '
great and gmsl man who was my )
trieud I say it sorrowlully l'n-sideni
Gaifieid did not die a martyr to any
cause we care to cherish. The spoil*
system murdered him, hut he did not
tall fighting lor its retorni. Had he j
-aid to Cotikling, "I cannot give you
this oilier a* a prsotial prquisite; it
la-longs to the government, and I shall
ap|Miiiit a man who will conduct it
above and ouuide the political arena,
solely for its honest efficiency," he
would hare stood uu ground so elevat
ed, breathed an air so pure, thai lime
would dvep-u grief and ages brighten
his immortality. But all besought to
do was to transfer the mantle ol piwer
from the shoulders of one b—* to those
ol another, and he died while in the
A NATIVE ol Texas, who was a Con
fcderaie soldier during the war, tells
the Galveston A'ncv what he knows
alamt the exprieiices of Northern
men in iliat Htste during the last leu
or fifteen years, tie says: "It dot*
not nor did it ever mailer to the peo
ple of this -State from what section ol
the country au immigrant came."
He traveled frequently through the
Htale during the eleven years tallow
ing the war, aud saw many wulementa
started hy Northern men with the
most limited means and the rudest
log huta were now handsome mausious,
lertile farms aud gardens and large
herds of cattle are seen. Many of
ilit-se immigrants were once "Yankee
'soldiers," hut iu these Yankee families
there ora now sous-to law who were
once Gmfederate fold i era. Tlie sheep
ami wool interest in Texa* in 1850
lm* increased to 2,(KK) |*r cent., ami
over two third* of thi* increase ha*
been made by men formerly in the
Yankee army. "Next to meeting an
old men-mule," ray* lliia writer, ' the
Confederate delight* most in meeting
a live Y.tnk who fought him at Mal
vern Hill, Seven Pines, or Chieka
mauga. Whole night* have la-en
*|ieiil by these old Yank* and Kebs
talking the past over, and parting the
be#t oi friends."
Ilutherfori! It. ilaje*, of Ohio.
Ib N*t Turk mm.
Hu|iervi*or of Jl<>ad* 11. It. Have*,
of Fremont, Ohio, i* to spend the im
pending winter in Europe. Hi* in
tention has already been announced
there, and it ha* I well explained by an
English new-|ia|HT that tie is a "lead
-1 '."K ''glit in some religious iect —we
forget which —ami an exhorter. Our
iramdaiitiu couti-iunorary i mistaken.
It. 11. Have*, oi 1- reiiioiit. Ohio, i* not
a leading liglil in anything— not even
ill the cause oi lemonade—nor i* he
an exhoi ter. Jlui he i* Su}N-rvi*or of
; Ifoad* in |" reiiioiit ami an cx-G<ivcr
nor of the State in which lie u..w ex
ercise* official function*. Wit* of
ex Governor* to Ejr<|e are mi com-
IUOII that tlieir presence there attract
little or 110 attention ; hut it i* doubt
ful whether auy actual incumbent of
the office of Supervisor ol Iliads haa
visited the Old orld troui the New
in niatiy year* 1 hi* may suffice to
make Bti|*-riiitemleut of Iliads Haves
an object ot interim on the other side
ol the water. It i true that, in ad
| ditiou to Itciiig an actual Supervisor of
Itoad* ami an ex Governor, he ha*
appropriated <mc $Jon.OiK) which
riglulully Iwlouged to oue of hi* lei
low-couutryuieii; hot HI many jwr-
HIIIS have goue to Kumpe from thi*
country of late with other men a
j money in their |*>ckeu> that newcom-
J er* under a'litilar condition* uo longer
excite curiosity.
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Taking III* latbir's Advice.
Not long ago a young man in Carson
got married and started for California
I wiih his young wile. A* he boarded
the train hi* lather hade him good by
ami gave him hi- pau-rnal blessing.
"My HUI," said the aged sire, shak
ing witli em ition, etc., "rememlver
these words il you never see me again.
Never go into a plai-e where you
wouldn't lake your wife."
The couple sciiicd in Mariposa
; county, and la*t week the old man
j went down to visit them. Tliey pro-
I |wscd a iH-ar hiiut, ami they were for
tunate enough to track a grizzly to
; Id* lair among some boulder* in the
j chnpparal. A* the two approached,
the I* sir rouse<l up ami sent forth a
growl ol detintiee that shook the trees.
"Go in there ami kill 'iui," said the
old man, excitedly.
The son held hack, further acquain
tance with the tear seeming in sotue
respect undesirable.
"Count rnc out," snid he.
"Have I crossed the sea and settled
in America to raise a coward ?" said
j the old man, brandishing the gut).
"I recollect your advice when I left
Carson," was the reply. "How can I
i lor get your sage precept* ? Didn't you
jtvll.me never to go where I couldn't
take my wile? Now, how would iSal
i lo>k in there with that bear ?"
The old man rlaqx-d his dutiful son
I to hi* bosom, and as the bear issued
foith he exclaimed :
"Sjieaking of Sallie, let us hasten
home. Our prolonged absence will
cause her Deed lea* alarm."
In alsiut fifteen iniuule* they had
reaehel the ranch, the old man a little
ahead, and the distance was about
four mile*.
Local Paper*.
The Printer't Orru lar make* the
following sensible suggestion* concern
ing the importaut institution, the lo
cal new*|| er ;
"A large portion of the people do
nothing to support their local papers,
yet reap the benefit every day of the
| editor's work. A man will say, 'Ad
vertising does not pay in business ; I
Imve to keep men on the road, ami get
my customer* bv going alter them.
And yet the fact is thai the town in
which he does business would t>e un
known, the railroad over which be
ship* hi* goods would lie unheard of, if
it were not fur the newsjwper, which
he says does him no good.
"Ttie local |*|ier i* of advantage to
every man iu the community, and
when a man refuses to contribute to
the *up|tort of the paper on the ground
that it does hint no good, he might
just as well retuse to poy his taxes for
the support of the courts and the po
lice force,on the ground that he does
not break the law and does not
anv police officers. There are metT*
| who believe themselves to be honest
and pious, who are doing business in
every community, and every day ap
propriating to their own use the fruits
of other men's labor* hy reaping the
benefit of the ner*|ia|ier without con
tributing a cent to it* support, ami
yet they would be terribly shirked if
they should be charged with stealing
wood from their neighbors, llut the
principle is just the same, the only
difference being that in one case the
law can reach them, and in the oilier
it cannot; but, morally, it ia just aa
dishonest to steal the fruits of your
neighbor'* enterprise as to steal his
fuel or chickens. Too ranch credit
cannot he given the weekly paper for
the work it has done and it still doing
for the benefit of the country.