The Lampasas Dispatch (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 10, 1877 Page: 1 of 4
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Address all business letters to
R. E. OWEN,
JOHN C MATTHEWS,
A. O. WALKER.
MATTHEWS & WALKER,
Attorneys at Law,
gsgff6, 'Office on north ride of the
grablic square. 6:46.
íCLate of Paulding. Miss-)
Will practice in tbe Courts of the
17th Judicial District, and Supreme,
Appellate and Federal Courts at Anstm.
Office Over Slanderer <k Woifs.
Attorney at Law,
Central land t Gollecting Agt.
"cQlNNIS & MeFARLAND,
COUNSELORS AT LAW,
A. W. TRRRELt., A. 8. WALK KB,
Terrell k W alker
Attorney* at l<#w
Office in the Swenson Building, two
deors west of the Postoffice.
Astin. Texas. n24-1y
Dr. Lincecum *
'Smfli Side Public Square.
Offers his professional services to
the citizens of Lampasas
a W*. T. JOHNSON,
Offes his Profession!
Services to the citizens of Lam
•pasas, and surronnding country.—
All diseases treated with the great-
est careand attention. n41-ly
Dr. OTm. Donnaxii
Office at Hamon's Drag Store.
Attends calls at all hours night
"QR. J. N. ADKIN S,
Offers his professional services to the
ctizens of Lampasas andvici^tv.
BARBER <!¿ HAIR-DRESSER
We.ft Side of Public Square.
Ai.LACE & MCCARTY,
Barbers and Hairdressers.
Between Mellon's and fit ray horn'a stores
WORK DOJíE Iif THE LATEST STYl.E.
R05ÍT. E. OWEN, PIÍOPKIETOK.
Tits Progress of ti;e Frontier.
§2, PKR ANNUM, in Advance.
LAMPASAS, TEXAS,' THURSDAY MORNING.
10, 1877. NO. 50.
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County Judge—W. L'. Beall.
County Attorney — W.
Justices of the Peace—J. S
Brown, precinet 1; S. T. Bright
paecinct Wm. Shaw, precinct 3
J. R.Townsen, precinct -i.
SheriiF— Albertos Sweet. Dis-
trict Clerk— M. V. 1 . Sparks.
County Clerk, D. C. Thomas, Cor-
oner—Tillman Weaver. Surveyor
— Harrison Miller. School
Commissioner — W. P. Beall.
Treasurer—J. II. Landrnm.
Assessor—A. G. Rice.
Hide Inspector— William Mc-
ilive SB fin a
riMESANn?M!( mttt H1II,IÍIS«
JUSTICES" euilKTS IN ¡LAMPASAS
Preciítct No. 1.—J. S. Brown,
Esq., J. P., on the first Monday in
every month in the city of Lam-
PitECi?TCT No. 2.—J. .S Bright,
Esq., J. P., on the first Thursday
after the second Monday in each
"month at the residence of S. T.
Precistcx No. 3.—W. C. Shaw,
Esq., J. P. on tlie first Saturday
after the first Monday in every
month at the residence of Vv. C.
Precinct No. 4.—J. R. Town-
sen, Esq., J. P., on the first Satur-
dav in every month at Townseirs
Precinct No. 5.—Matthew
Roach, Esq., J. P., on the last Sat-
urday in every month at the resi-
dence of Matthew Roach.
PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY
Give him a lift ! Don't kneel in prayer,
Nor moralise with his dipptiir ;
The man is down, ar.d liis great need
la ready help—not prayer and creed.
'Tis time when the wounds are washed
That the Christ!y motives he revealed ;
But now, whatever the spirit may he,
Mere words are but mockery.
Oro prrain of aid just now ia more
To him than ions of saintly lore !
Fray, if you must, i:i your full heart;
But" give him l 1 i ft !—give him a start!
The world is full of good advice,
Of prayer, and praise, and preaching
Frit the generous souls who aid mankind
Are scarce as gold, and hard to liud.
Give like a Christian—speak in deeds!
A noble life's the best of creeds :
And he shall wear a royal crown
Who gives'em a lift when they are
Meet at the College Beilding on
the second and fourth Saturdays in
each month at 9 o'clok a. m.
SCHOOL CREEK GRANGE
Meets on the third Satur-
days in each month, at 9, a m.
I. O. O. F.
Lampasas Lodge, No. 10.1, I. O. O. F.,
will meet regularly erery Tuesday even-
ing at 8 o'clock, 1'. M., at their Lodg^
room in the city of Lampasas. Visiting
brothers are cordially invited to attend.
By order of
* .TAS. M. BROWN, N. G.
Titeo. Fe ai i:fkj>i>, Sec':?.
The United Friends of Temper-
ance meet every Friday night ufc C|
31 A SOIV IC.
' Lampasas Lodgp, No. 232, meets 3rd
Saturday night in each month.
THEÓ. BEAI'HFEIND, W. M.
J. C. Edwards, Sec.
Rev. W. W. Maund, Baptist, will
preach at the Baptist Church on
the first Sunday, in each month, at
11 o'clock, A. M.
—Rev. John S. White, Primitive
Baptist, will pivaeh at the i'.api
Church , on the second Sunday, in
each month, at 11 o'clock. \. M.
One of those pathetic tragedies that
touch the human mind deeper than the
most vivid pictures drawn by the pens
of skillful noveleáis, has just culminated
in Ohio. About fifteen years ago tl ere
appeared at a Shaker settlement, in that
State a young mother with an infant
daughter in her arms. The mother had
been deserted by one of those cold
blooded villains who throw aside a Wo.
man's priceless love as the plaything of
a day. The Shakers adopted the mother
and child. The mother and daughter
passed ac uneventful life in their qujet.
Quaker home until a few mouths ago,
when the daughter, budding into wo-
manhood, developed a buoyancy of
spirits that disturbed tho calm Shakers j
and caused, a spirit of uneasiness in the
circles. This feeling grew, and the
young Shakeres-s evinced a determina-
tion to shun the society of the elder
members and seek the, company of
younger and more agreeable compan-
ions. The elders informed the mother
that she must send her daughter into
the world. This the mother refused to
do. They were then turned adrift, with
a few dollars in their pockets. After
vainly looking for situations where they
could live togbtlier, mother and daughter
engaged a room in a hotel, where they
partook of a deadly drug, and both
perinhed.—Ncio York Sun.-
Col. Forsythe Deatl.
What tlie Inildcl Would do.
Col. Robert Ingersdil delivered a lec-
ture in Chicago last week, tho aim of
which was to give vent to his deeply
rooted infidelity. It has always, been a
mystery to us that those who believe
that death is the everlasting sur.f.et. of
life should spend so much of what lit'1*1
time they have in the unpleasant. ttsk
of __ attempting to establish their Htiil
more unpleasant belief. What is to be
gained by it ? Will the rrorld be mad?
happier or better by convincing it that
life reaches only from the cradle to the
grave ? Will the heart throb more
bouyantly.or weep cooler tears because
it believes it is beating i's way toward
an endless midnight ? Will our young
men and young women develop into
greater usefulness with Mr. Ingersoll's
principle imbedded in their souls, than
they will with the belief that, "It is not
all of life to live, nor all of death to
die?" Reason prompts a negative
answer to each of these questions. If
the infidel were right in^his views he
would be a cruel monsterfto r-o into the
TAX OS FAKJI X'KOOUCK.
Wliy Farming Does Not. Pay.
The reason why so many men
fail to make farming a success is
For the satisfaction of tnC5c Wnc gbxiply because they fail to make it
Mobile, May 2—Col. Forsythe, th#
well known and distinguished editor of
the Mobile Register, died to-day, aged
GC>. Col. Forsythe was the leading
Democrrtie editor of the South, and was
Minister to Mexico under Buchanan.
He was a native of Georgia.
The Mexia Ledger urges more atten-
tentioQ to fruit culture, and says:
Texas is emphatically the home of the
grape, fig, peach, pear and melon, and
the finest apples we ever saw were
grown in Texas. The advantages of
fruit growing in Texas are so great that
it seems to us many scientific promolo-
gists would engage in the business at
once. Aside from the splendid yield of
the various crops of fruit, tho time of
getting it to market would be a grand
advantage which few other American
countries possess. Peaches, pears, figs,
grapes and meilono from Texas can be
put int > the Northern and Western
markets long enough in advance of tho
products of these sections, to enable the
vendors to dispose of the entire crop
before coming in competition with them.
From carefully conducted experi-
r.e-r.is by different persons, jt h;is been I
ascertained that one bushel of corn will
make a little more than ten pounds of
pork. t'ro."H. Taking the result as a
b;e-h, the following deductions are
Saturday before, at the same hour.
—Thos. S. Penny, K¡)¡scopal,
will conduct service at Capt. Pratt's
office ererv .Sunday 10:o0 A. M.
—J. A. Ahnev, (Christian, will
preach ai the Baptist- Church on
the second Sunday uii'ht in each
monl|) " " | made, which all our farmers would do
—Rev. II. M. Burroughs, Bapti.H I wr'51 1o lu-v '*>' for a convenient refer-
will preach at the Baptist Church j encf'> that—
on the third ¡Sunday, in each month, I When corn sells at 12 1-2 cents per
at 11 o clock. A. Jr.. and on the bnt-hcl, pork c.,:;ts 17-8 cents per pound.
Win ii corn costs IT cents per bushel,
pork costs 2 cents per pound.
When corn costs eeuts per bushel
i pork c jf-:" ¡n-r j.ound.
j W hen corn costs oo cent * per bushel, j
j pork cosls -1 cents per pound.
' When corn co^ts oO cents per bushel, j
Austin rniiil arrives Tuesday, '['burs !
day and Saturday, nt 10 p ri , ned de- i",r' cost:-. .> cents per pound.
l>arts W dm*f«iay, Friday and Monday, I The following statements show what
at , a. m I the farmer realizes on his crop when!
San >.iba mail orr ves ! uesdav, I . . ¡
Thursday *r d Sunday, at (! r. m„ and ! ^ol i UJ ,!ir f "nn "f P,srk : " |
depart« \\'ednesday, Friday and M eiday, i When pork ; • ■! I:i at :! c<.n!s per pound, !
t brings cents per le.i.-hel in corn, j
When jjork sells at S cent:- per pound, :
it brinT- ■ - i" nts per bu.-hei i¡, corn. ¡
j it 'li
Arrival n«l lirpartnio ul jtlailj.
at (I |
at i a. hi.
Belfon mail arrives Saturday
p. m., and departs Kriday nt 7 a. n>.
Hamilton mail arrives Wednesdav, at
5 p. in., and departs Monday, ar 7 a. m.
(¡ate -vi!m: i! arrives Friday at fi
p. m., and departs Saturday, nt 7 . m.
•ork • i¡« ;11 "i cents per pound.
•10 cents per bushel in corn.
( Vrt ilied c >\ 1 f tuilo' a'e 1 i/. , -i.-,
certificate ,\ i. tl, ¡-<ei d 1\ I. .!
Croos, ('otitmisMor.er <■ f pt.i i
Office, April 22, 1*71, .'aid nal", ated
balance certificate beinjr for 2,'íh:'..a:::',
sipiare varas. If said copy is not 1
turned or heard from within tin- time
prescribed by law. application vill be
made to the proper authority for a
A F ]'. USiiOKN
i! ter v.na'
nor tm msei ve:
uiiiids that l.a*
ih'Pth , tin re -i r<
i ¡i)' I!' it Ml
.... I: is
Ii will not Le many year*, at (he
rale we are '^oinii, before one-hnll
ol the coinmunitv will be employed
in the inspection <>t 'he other half.
— /.' ' •, If. -I'd
throng of buoyant youth, or along the
wavering lines of decriped, suffering
age, and hold up the cold, cheerless
grave as the end of youthful mirth, and
the anticipations of hopeful age. What
would he present to tal;c piece of the
bele;/ in immortality' With what
would he brighten the iiours now radi-
ant with the hope of heüven ? Nothing-;
absolutely nothing. Tk infidel comes
with a starless night, and tells us that
there will never be a morning ; he comes
with a death's head and seis it tiprm our
hopes ; he rairies with him an open
casket and bids us toil, and sutler, and
weep, and live to reach it and it only.
The man who preaches sncli a doct rine,
and believes it, and lives on amidst the
strifes, and turmoils, '¡and tears, and
heartaches of life, iuMgi of ¡Hitting a
pistol to his head and blowing out his
brains, is the veriest toward that ever
disgraced his kind. If the belief in a
future life is a delusio , it is too happy
a ono to be dispelled, unless something
is to be gained by it. ^It is the shield
with which we go forth to fight the
hard and discouragingjjattlc of life ; it
is the stimulant which nerves us to
rise from defeat In onr daily conflicts
with sorrow, and poverty, and pain, and
bereavement, and enables us to sing
while the hearli aches and the tears flow.
Dispel it, and you blot out the sun, and
every twinkling star that glows to light
the night ; weaken it, and the green
grasses fade and the charming roses
lose their blush of health and die ; -blot
it out, and you leave man to curse the
world, himself, and her who bore him.
But it is r.o delusion. Young man
and young woman, as you value happi-
nesss, never permit the sophistries of
infidelity to cloud your belief in immor-
tality. From almost the begining until
now, a mighty ocean of lif« has been
pouring out of tnis world with the belief
that it would flow on down ages, and
ages, and ages, and grow brighter and
stronger, and lovelier as the eternal
moments flew. Our mothers, and
comrades have gone out of the world
with this belief, laughing at death, and
mocking the frowning tomb. Warriors,
and statesmen, and orators, and philoso-
phers, the brightest minds that ever
lived, the best thinker,? that ever
thought, are living beyond the grave
to-day, or else with all their power of
intellect and deep research they have
found what liobert Ingersoll, who is |
inferior in ev.-ry respect to millions and j
millions of them, professes to have :
found. Without entering upon" the j
discussion of the question, permit us to ;
direct the youthful mind, which mav '
ever be shaken by doubts, to the fact
that the belief in immortality is almost
universal, and that the greatest .minds
that have ever illumined the earth, be
lieved, after careful investigation, that
the doctrine was true.
She sits with his picture in her
hand, and her eyeá are red ¡imt ¡
weeping. . Long years haw inter- j
vened since, she saw him with his i
bloated cheek and burning breath, i
When last they met she clasped hi.- j
hand and bowed in prayer to C¡>d
for her darling brother. Down b - !
Heath the burning ilood of rum tie ;
has been swept, but the sister loves !
him still. A wreck of manhood, a|
wreck of honor, a wreck of all that 1
was noble and lovely, he v.as her ;
i¡roí her. and she lov- d ':im with aj
ib-a t i i less hue. Tile World e --
carded him, ar.d had 1 >■!t ., !■> i.v !
lie* )'• e; Jsid" to N¡;e pieked
h in. up. and bore him to a la d of
l'o: • s, a i ¡ d Ivtd" h i:u live. M o«
h .d bo! ue hita upon h-r soul til!
hie was crusll'-d el;' ef !: i' by ;n> ;
burden, aiit'. s sivr *,vt •• ail t!.;'i v. is ;
left to 1mv<> him, and to |. ;.1 til !
•: i to heaven. j bit he had |. !'t ! In.
gent I" angel, foul shi prav-; i;; > 3 i - ¡
! ude for her jo.-t and lair. !i loved !
brother. She will ever he his
friend, am' when the prodigal has
exIiHiisted his life in his wild riofrv. :
and wants nsoft pillow on which to
rest, his drooping head, as death j
kisses his brow, he \\ ill liud it noon
sister arm and upon sis'ei 's In art. |
would know upon whom to shoul-
der the responsibility for the tax
on farm produce which ia now cre-
ating such dissatisfaction through-
out the State, we publish the vote
on the tax article in the Constitu-
tional Convention, with the occu-
pation of those voting for and
against, a3 taken from the official
journal of ^irit body :
Yeas—Mate's. Abernathy, mer-
chant; Allison, iarmer; Arnim,
farmer; Burnet, ph^icinn : Bias-
singaine, farmer ; Cooke, lawyer ;
Chambers, farmer; Darnell, farm-
er; Ferris, lawyer; Fleming, law-
yer; Flournoy, lawyer; German,
farmer; Graves, farmer; Holt,
merchant; Johnson, farmer; Kil
iough, farmer; Lacy, farmer;
Lynch, wool grower ; MoCormick,
lawyer; Martin, of Hunt, farmer;
Nugent, lawyer and farmer; lioss,
farmer; Ilamey, lawyer and farmer;
iinssfcll_D.f Wood, farmer : San SO
Wade, farmer; Whitfield,
In ays—Messrs. Ballinger, lawyer;
Blake, farmer: Brady, editor;
Cooley, lawyer; Crawford, lawyer;
Uavis, of Brazos, lawyer ; Davis,
of Wharton, farmer; DeMorse,
fanner; Doboney, lawyer ; Erhard,
dnoggua; Ford, editor; Gaither,
farmer; Rilgore, lawyer; Lockett,
lawyer; McLean, lawyer; Moore,
lawyer; Mitchell, farmer; Morris,
mechanic; Murphy, lawyer: Nor-
vell, lawyer : una. lawyer; Pauli,
poiíí master ; lieagan, lawyer : liob-
erlson, farmer; Russell, of Harri-
son, lawyor; Smith, lawyer: Stav-
t.on, lawyer; Steward, lawyer;
Stockdale, lawyer; Waelder, law-
yer; Whitehead, doctor; West,
This rote Bhows that twenty-
three farmers, five lawyers, two
merchants, oue wool grower and
one printer voted for the tax article
and twenty lawyers, six farmers,
one doctor, one postmaster, one
mechanic, three editors and one
druggist, against it.
KEEP STRAIGHT AHEAD.
Pay no attention to slanderers or
gossip mongers. Keep straight in
your course, and let their back-
hit, in£8 die the death of neglect.
What is the use of lying awake at
night, brooding over the remark of
some false friend, that runs through
your brain like forked lightning ?
What's the use of fretting over a
piece of gossip that has been set
ailoat to your disadvantage by some
meddlesonte busybody wdio has
more time than character ? These
things can't possibly injure you,
unless, indeed, you take notice of
them, and in combatting them give
them character and standing. If
what is said about you is true set
yourself right at once; if it is
false let it go for what it will fetch.
If a bee stings you would you go
to the hive and destroy it ? Would
not a thousand come upon yon?
It is wisdom to say little respecting
the injuries you have received. We
are gen ¿rally losers in the end if
we stop to refute all backbiting and
gossipping we may hear by the
way. They are annoying it is true,
but not dangerous, so long as we
do not stop to expostulate and
scold. Our characters are formed
and sustained by ourselves, and by
our own actions and purposes, and
not, by others. Let us always bear
in mind that u calumniators may
usually he (rusted to time and the
slow hut steady justice of public
Wait, husband, before you won-
dr:r audibly why your wife don't
got along with the household af-
fairs "as your mother did." She
is doin.'i her best—and no woman
can endure that best to be slighted.
He m em her the long weary nights
she sat up with the little babe that
died : remember the love and care
she bestowed upon you when you
had that long spell of sickness.
Do vou think she is made of cast,
iron ? Wait—wait in silence and
forbearance, ami the light will
conn1 back to her eyes—the old
light of t h" o Id day?.
Wait, wife, li- 'ore yon speak re-
proachfully io your hus.band when
he opines home late, wearv, and
They at once conclude
. ■ oocs'nt pay," and
that farming ¿ ¿gunner
then go to Work in suv... -'Mit-
as to utterly exclude the posci.
tyofits ever paying. Asa rale,
the successful merchant follows no
other pursuit but that of trade.
The lawyer or physician who at-
tains to eminer.ee in his profession
devotes his time, energies and tal-
ent to that profession. The arti-
san who becomes skilled in his
Calling makes dilligent use of bis
time, and works for the accomplish-
ment of a single purpose, the mas-
tery of his loved art. .Not only
does this theory hold true of all
other branches of business, but it
ho"hi3 trne of farming. The suc-
cessful farmer does nothing for a
livelihood b'*ifc iarrn it. If he has
money he invests it in a way that
will improve h?S f;i*m. He informs
himself as to his business, and goes
to work in an intelligent manner.
■Upon such farms weeds dq not
"Mi? liurh a3 a man's head, iior
BRN. WADE ON HAYES.
TtiE PRESIDENT'S SOUTHF.ltií POL-
let DEVOrXCE XX BITTER
TKRMS 15V " IIOXEcT" BEX.
Nrw York, April 24.—The
Times furnishes the following let-
ter, written by ex-Senator Benja-
min F. Wad", of Ohio, in condem-
nation of President IIay *e' South-
ern policy, and which is now pub-
lished for the first time:
Jiu-fkksox, Ohio, April 9.
To Mr. W. II. .iPdlnter, Washington,
My Dear Sir—Your letter of
the fifth was duly received. You
ask if I remember what I 8aid in
favor of President Hayes in my
endeavor to procure his nomina-
tion at the Cincinnati Convention.
I do renumber it, after what has
:~>np, Ucinspir^d, with indignation
tin. ' of soul that I
and a b, "^u know with
never felt before. foi
what untiring zeal I labOi .
'the emancipation of the slaves of
the South, and to procure justice
for them before and during tho
time I was in Congress, and I sup-
posed Governor llaves was in' full
accord with me on this subject;
but I have been deceived, betrayed,
and even humiliated by the course
he has taken, to a degree that I
have not language to express.
During the first month of his
administration we. find him clos-
e'ed - with two of the worst and
most malignant enemies of thai
colored race that can be found int
all that slave-cursed region, and
there consulting with those malé-
íactors how best he can pnt these
colored people under the iron heel
are fences neglected, buílctrJTg - ,
dilapidated, farming implements reduce them to a condition in-
- - - - finitely worse than before they
were made free. I feel that to have'
emancipated these people and then
to leave them unprotected to be a
crime as infamous as to have re-
duced them to slaver^ when they
were free, and for Hayes to do this
to the men who had, at the hszard
of their lives, given him the vc'**8
without which he never could bave
had the power to do this terrible
injustice. ÜVio doubt he meditates
the destruction of the party which
elecfed him. A contemplation of
all this fills me with amazement
and inexpressible indignation. My
only consolation is that history
informs me that better tnen than I
ever pretended to be have, in alike
manner, been deceived. Some have
attempted trfexense him by saying
that he means well, but hell is
paved with just such good- inten-
tions. Yours truly,
B. F. WADE.
left exposed to the weather, and
stock unsheltered and uncared for,
but everything denotes thrift and
enterprise. It is really painful to
go about the country and observe
the number of neglected farms.
Pigs, geese, ducks and cattle are
allowed almost unlimited range.
Weeds render the door yard, the
orchard, the meadows, even, un-
sightly- The good wife, in addi-
tion to her household cares, must
milk the cows, feed the pigs, and
do the chores generally. But
where is the owner ? Where ana
how does he spend his tune? He
is across the way hanging on his
neighbor's fence, talking politics,
or he is in the nearest store or
blacksmith shop, talking gossip.
Perhaps he is inspired by a desire
to make some money, and is out
"huckstering," or what is less
laudable, selling a "patent right,"
that may be useful or not, just as
it happens. But while he is earn-
ing a few dollars away from home
many dollars are being lost at
home, because it is time to do
spring planting, summer harvest-
ing or fall sowing. Thus the years
are passed; and sympathizing ones
remark : "He is a clever man, but
somehow don't get along in the
world.'' And all because he owns
a farm, has a business, and yet
fails to attend to it.
JUDGE JIARSH.tLL AND THE
Chief Justice Marshall was a
great man ; but great men are not
apt to be proud. He was not too
proud to wait on himself, líe was
in thQ habit of going to market
himself, and carrying home his
purchases. Often would he be seen
going home at sunrise, with poul-
try in one hand and vegetables in
On one of these occasions a
fashionable young man from the
North, who had removed to Rich-
mond, was swearing violently be-
cause he could find no man to
carry -home his turkey. Judge
Marshall stepped up and asked
where he lived. When he heard lie
"That is my way; I will take
your turkey home for you."
When they came to the house
the young man asked: " What
shall I pay you ? "
" Oh, nothing," said the Judge,
"you are welcome; it was all in
my way, and it was no trouble to
" Who is that polite old man
who brought home my turkey-for
me r asked the young man of a
" Oh,'- said he, " that was Judge
Marshall, Chief Justice of the
" Why did he bring home my
I suppose he did it," said the
bystander, " to teach you not to be
above attending to your own busi-
A Thought Well £i!r k« n«
The National Intelligencer wag
established m Washington City itt"
1804. But it was finally compelled
to go down before the vim, energy
and progressiveness of more youth-
ful cotemporaries. History repeats
itself; and yet there are those who
pride themselves on their descent
from the Argonauts who heed not
the lesson. However, time will
i rel y,
has wo i
has . wres! I'd.
re. and se!!i-li-
ii 1 t lie demons
rain of money
he ar-o! her :it-
a iiad p. ai
" Will you come
i eco-Mi i/.ed as the
Xo young woman, says a con-
temporary, ever looks so well to a
man as when dressed in plain,
modest, neat attire, with but little
oruainent about her poison. She
looks then as if she had pome
worth in herself, and needed no
artifieial rigging to enhance her
jvalne. If a young woman would
: spend as much time m improving
her mind, training her temper and
! cherishing kindness, rn. rey and
: other good nihilities, as most of
1 them do on extra drees and orna-
ment to incrca*e their personal
j charms, she would at least be rec-
jogni::edina thousand—her eliar-
! after would be read in her counte-
THE won HI*
Only let a woman be sure Bhe is
precious to her husband—dot use-
ful, merely, not valuable, not con-
venient simply, but lovely and be-
loved; lit her be the recipient of
his polite and hearty attention, let
her feel that she has the sincere re-
spect of her husband, aud that her
care and love are noticed, appre-
ciated and returned; let her opin-
ion be asked, her approval sought
and her judgment respected in
matters of which she is cognizant—
in short let her only be loved, hon-
ored, cherished in the true spirit of
the marriage vow—and she will be
to her husband, children and soci-
ety, a well-spring of pleasure. She
will bear pain and toil and anxiety
—for her husband's love is to her a
tower and a fortress. Shielded and
sheltered therein, adversity will
have lost its sting. She may suffer,
but sympathy will dull the edge of
sorrow. A house with love in it—
and by love I.mean love expressed
in words and looks and deeds, for I
have not one spark of faith in love
that never crops out—is to a house
without love as a person to a ma-
chine—one is life, the other is me-
chanism. The unloved womau
may have bread just as light, house
j istas tidy, a dress just, as neat, as
t lie other, but the latter has a spring
of beauty about her, a ioyousness,
a penetrating and pervading bright-
ness. to which the iormer is a
During a terrible storm a few
nights ago in Limestone county, a
young man named Hubbard, who
was stopping with Mr. Mayo, who
lives about a mile from Groesbeeck,
got up to light a candle. J list as ho
approached the mantle he was
struck by lightning and instantly
killed. The lightning struck the
top of the house and passed through
a clock on the mant 1". shivering it
and scattering the pieces all over
national air ol
the old Texas Republic. The army
moved forwaid to Hie music of this
time at the battle of San Jacinto,
u hi re
: i ell
\ a n
The editor of the Decatur Tri-
bune now wears a hat. It was
given to him. The head covering
formerly worn by him was a red
liaudaniia hand kerchief.
"Sunday is the golden clasp that
nnds together the volume of the
; vwek," says a writer. It is also a
i good time to pull olT your boots
and try what bunion remedies you
have accumulated during the pro-
ceeding six days. — Bridgeport
A people never fairly begins to
prosp- r till necessity is treading on
their h« el8. Tbe growing wants of
room is one of tbe Ronrces of civil-
ization. Population Í6 power, but
it must be a population that, in
growing, is made daily apprehen-
sive of the morrow.—Simma.
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