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VOL. 6.
NO. 45.
8 JLJo
hc tUrtliln (enterprise.
Businessman, the Farmer
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Clocks, allot winch are warranted
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He pairings, done on short notice,
tad thankful for past favors.
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flowed Lands.
Farm L mds sold and purchasers obtained
for all kinds of landed property.
Valuab'e securities transferred in exchange
for real estate.
L;tns negotiated on property, and titles
examined and determined.
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OFFICE No. U Carter's Building, corner
t4erand Front streets.
FeK. i s;o;ff
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Air - -Little Broicn Jnq"
Me and Judge Dent live all alone
In the White House, we call our own.
Dent takes the money atid divides with
And keeps the places for the family.
Chokcs Ha. ha, ha. Dent, and rne
Treat relations liberally.
"Ha. ha. ha. Djnt atid me
Represent tlie family.
If you want a place, call on Judare Dent.
If you can bargain for his consent.
Fay your money and take your choice.
In this the public have no voice.
Cuoius 11a. ha. ha. Dent and me.
Are the heads of the royal family.
II a, ha. ha. Dent and me
Are family men. as you can see.
It is the talk of all about this town.
That Horace Gieeloy ao'd Gratz IJaown
Are about to turn us out.
Hear ine now, while I do shout :
Cuomrs Oh. oh, oh. Dent and me
Are going to .Salt Lake City.
Oh, oh, oh. Dent and me
Along with the royal family.
UiKle Sam and Useless Grant.
Am "Ilub'm Tlajf ami Goffer Green."1
Please give me another four years, Uncle
Oh! please give me another four years ?
I'll turn over a new leaf and discharge
every thief.
If you try me another four years. Uncle
If you try me another four years.
I can't do it, Ulysses, you're asking loo
For your teccrd is very unclean;
Rut suppose I'd relent and give my con
sent, To retain you another four years. Hiram
What would you do in the other four
I'd reform very much in four years, L'ncle
For rny relations are now pretty rich
I'd change my arithmetic, and ship Robe
son quit k.
If you give ii. e another four years. Uncle
If you give me another four years.
rxci.K SAM.
Oh. Hiram! I know you don't mean what
you pay
I can't give you another four years.
I want Honesty that is to say. Horace G..
To preside at the White house the coining
four years.
At the WLite House the coming four years.
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Not Much of a Shower.
Charles Sumner was once the idol of
the Radicals, says the San Francisco fix
nmiiier; and that was not very long ago.
Then he was adored as the perfection of
statesmanship; the paragon of honesty,
sincerity, and universal excellence. Hut
what a change has come over the spirit
of bis late political associates ? Because
he chose U exercise his right or opinion,
and give heed to the voice of his soul, he
is now considered by the Administration
party as a man of mall account, whose
loss is not to be estimated as any injury
to their cause: in lac it Is rather a gain.
Those who once lauded him to the skies,
now affect to rate him at a low figure, and
assail his once honored name with all
manner of malevolent abuse. Because
his ideas of principle and conception of
the personal unfitness of the present Ex
ecutive for the high office he holds have
induced him to withdraw his support from
the Administration, and unite with the
party of Reform, he is held out as a de
serter and traitor lo the principles for the
supremecy of which he has devoted a life
time of brave and earnest effort. N"o one
differed more widely from Sumner than
we did in the past; yet we never visted
upon bim half the contumely that the ad
vocates of Grantism now do, because he
lias obeyed the dictates of his conscience,
and the promptings of patriotism.
General Nathaniel P. Banks was another
of the clay-made idols of the Radicals;
and he, too. in obedience to the monitor
ol his conscience, has turned from the er
ror of his way, and refused to be dragoon
ed into the support of Ca;sar Grant. As a
consequence. Banks, like Sumner, suffer
the penalty of his courageous assertion of
individual liberty of thought and action,
by submitting to gross calumny and de
preciation of past services in the Radical
Both of these distinguished men. as well
as all the rest of the Republicans who
abandoned the camp of the White House
Dictator.are now siigmatiiJfl as diminutive:
tubers, and, we are informed in this con
nection, that there is not going to be
much of a shower after all which re
minds a cotemporary of an ancient story
which acquaints us with the fact that in
the days of old some over confident indi
viduals expressed the same doubting opin
ion as to the power and efficiency of an
extensive shower that then prevailed to
accomplish the destruction, but we believe
they all discovered their error when it
was too late, und never realized their true
peril until they were about to become
food for the deluvian fishes. Would it not
be well for the Radicals to seriously pon
der over this unpleasant history, and not
foolishly reject the only ark of safety, that
will aftiird them any shelter from the an
gry storm that is now swelling around
Both for Gkkkj.ky. -The fotlowing, in
view of the lact that the election came off
in West Virginia yesterday. (22d) will be
of interest: ' Governor J. J Jacobs, oi
West Virginia, the Independent candidate
for Governor, and supported by the Grant
Republicans is announced as bavins de
c'ared that be shall support Greeleyand
Brown. The tegular Democratic candi
date for Guvernor is for RiwIpv li..K
... - . ' - .'Will
f(.a.iunj riij.pviuu me aiiin i resiuen
tial ticket takes all political significance
! oat of the coutest and makes it purely a
j personal affair."
The Real Issue.
The issue of to-day is not the re
peal of the Missouri compromise,
nor the question of slavery in the
Territories upon which alone the
Republican party was organized in
1850. It is not that which follow
ed, when the Leeompton Constitu
tion for Kansas divided the Demo
cratic party in twain and elected
Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency
in 1800. It is not the question of
secession, nor of war to put down
rebellion; nor the abolition of slav
ery in the States by military order,
or by Constitutional amendment,
upon which 3Ir. Lincoln was re
elected in 18(54; nor yet is it the
question of reconstruction or of the
Fourteenth or Fifteenth amend
ment; nor the question of netrro suf
frage; nor of the establishment by
Federal power of universal suffrage
as a condition precedent to the
States of fhe South having any
rights, or any existence even, as
States in the Union. It is none of
these questions that is now in issue.
All these have been issues in the
past great issues sufficient in
themselves to create and dissolve
political parties, because ideas are
stronger than men or parties. But
they are all past issues. They have
been fought out and fought to the
end, in the forum or on the field,
and they are no more in issue to
day than the Mexican war, or the
war of the rebellion. We could
not reopen them if we would, and
they falsely misrepresent our pur
poses who sav that we would if we
could. This great union, therefore,
means no step backward. For
ward ! is the word. And first of
all, it means to-day for all the
other States of the Sout h what it
has already done in Missouri. In
stead of proseriptivc test-oaths, sus
pension of habeas corpus, and mili
tary despotism, it means personal
freedom for the individual, and re
publican government for all. In
stead of negro supremacy, upheld
by proscription and the bayonet,
it means equal rights to all men,
white as well as black. Instead of
thieving governments organized to
plunder subjugated States, it means
the domination once more of intelli
gence and integrity instead of strife,
hate, and robbery. It means, jus
tice, liberty, peace, loyalty, and
good will; and gentlemen, for our
whole country, eat, west, north,
and south, it means instead of a
war president, trained only in a
military school, and whose whole
character has been formed in the
ideas,arts, habits, and despotism of
military life instead of this, it
means a peace president, trained
in the ideas, arts, blessings, and
republican simplicity of peace and
universal freedom; of peace not en
chained, of liberty not under arrest
awaiting trial, sentence, and execu
tion by drum-head court-martial,
but that liberty and that peace
which the Constitution secures by
placing the civil law above the
sword; by preserving in full vigor
the sacred writ of "habeas corpus,
and by the right ot trial by jury.
It means another thing, and per
haps the most important of them
all it means to arrest the centrali
zation of powers in the Federal
government. It means to assert
the vital principle of our republican
system, in which it lives and moves
and has its very being, that Consti
tutions are made by the people in
their sovereign capacity for the ex
press purpose of defining and lim
iting the powers of government
powers of all governments, State
or National. It means that we are
determined that Presidents and
GovernorSjCongress and State Leg
islatures, and every department of
the government, shall obey- the
Constitution. It means a genuine
civil service reform, beginning with
the Presidential ollice. It means
to put an end forever to certain
practices which have, grown up
with this Administration, which
have driven so many of the ablest
Republicans to join this Liberal
movement, and which have deeply
wounded the hearts of all Republi
cans as well as Democrats in this
country. Practices which never
existed under any other adminis
tration, which are but too well
known to all the world, and which
our national good reputation will
be best consulted by not even nam
ing. It means also togive strength
ami stability to our financial affairs
and our national credit by bringing
honesty and economy and fidelity
to everv position Federal, State,
and Municipalwhere public
moneys are collected and disbursed.
It means, also, the honest payment
of all our obligations. It means
to give higher tone and greater
visor to the administration of our
foreign and domestic affairs, so as
to "command the respect and the
confidence of our own people and
of all the civilized world. It means
to place in the highest offices of
our government men of whom all
the world will say, "They are hon
est and they are capable." fifrixch
or Hon. J. Ji. I)oAi?ii!
The Vauderbilt Party at Saratog-a.
At Congress Hall, Saratoga, the
great Vanderbilt party has two
daily sittings at five-handed euchre.
The first sitting begins at ten A.M.
and endsat half-past twelve o'clock,
and the second at eight P. M. and
ends at half-past ten. At five
o'clock every evening Commodore
Vanderbilt fakes a family drive
with his wife, and for the rest of
the time he sits upon the piazza
and strolls at intervals down to the
Hamilton Spring. The euchre
party consists of the well known
Vanderbilt jegency the Commo
dore and Messrs. Petit, llarker,
Booker and Turnbull all hale men
of the masculine sex, who give no
quarter ami ask none, and play for
a small and uniform stake, just suffi
cient to enliven the labor. People
who suppose that the wealthiest
man in the country who could
put up railway securities enough
to get the loan of all the banking
capital of the State of New York if
he wished disports himself extrav
agantly for that reason, miht
study the simple tastes of Cornelius
Vanderbilt. A pair of horses, a
house,a table for long whist, a Sara
toga piazza and pair of lazy slip
pers, and half a dozen masculine
men to deal and shuttle and ante-up
this is the best that fifty millions
can do. "This is the end of life,"
says the Commodore, "and I am
content. "
People look from the great op
posite piazzaz of Saratoga at this
scene daily: Mrs. Vanderbilt, in
a red shawl and quiet dress, a slen
der lady, accompanied by rwie lady
friend and that tall spar of a vete
ran pilot, sailor and railway king
who has slaughtered imprudent
stock operators along a line of 800
miles her husband, climbing daily
into their wagon for a dash out to
Glen Mitchell, or the lake, or as
far as Ballston Spa, and they see
the lesson of Vanderbit's success
in this little daily excursion: sim
plicity of living, exercise, health,
a few friends, ami no more, all ap
proved bv tiuH' for steadiness, and
all male friends, and of the mascu
line sev. There is a wondrous
health in Vanderbilt of mind or
body. Xo self-contemplation, but
all the world lies material and
extrinsic to him like the ocean to
a great fish.. lie dismisses those
whom he dislikes without rage, re
pels small pursuers and politicians
by the sense of impregnability and
command which resides in him, and
although no mystery to anybody
and no marvel of reticence, he has
so little love of crowds, show, oraise
or endorsement that there has been
less written about him in the news
papers affording a clue to his char
acter than about any man in our
era. His income is $4,000,000 a
year. lie refuses to receive tele
graph despatches about railway
details, and is not an active mana
ger of the roads being satisfied
with his lieutenants, all of whom
are far-seeing, comprehensive men.
He is seventy-eight years of age
frugal in living, with perfect peace
of mind, and he says that all the
years a man lives after seventy are
clear gain upon destiny.
The (Jems of Ceylon.
Ceylon is the land of gems and
is the gem Island of the East.
The natives are called Singalese
and appear to be a little better
c'ass of people than the inhabit
ants of either Barneo or Java.
The men wear their long black
hair tied up in a knot at the back
of the head. Their boats are the
most singular looking of any 1
have yet seen. They are simply
long, narrow canoes with two
sticks reaching out from the side.
The ends of these sticks are fasten
ed to a log which rests in the wa
ter parellel with the canoe and
and about eigiit feet from it. A
more awkward looking craft can
not be imagined, but it is perfectly
The gems for which Ceylon is
most celebrated are the sapphire
and ruby, particularly the former.
As soon as a ship casts anchor in
the harbor of Point de Galle the
rem merchants come on board to
sell tbeir piccloiio "-tones to the
passengers. Good gems may be
bought, and bought cheap, but for
every genuine stone purchased or
exhibited there will be at least ten
counterfeit ones. One of Out
passengers had been in Ceylon be
fore, atid was well informed of the
tricks of the gem dealers. He had
been extremely anxious to have us
appreciate his superior knowledge,
and had repeatedly warned us
against the dark dealings of the
Singalese merchants. On leaving
Ceylon notes were compared and
purchased treasures exhibited.
Many sapphires had been bought,
and some very good ones. Our
knowing passenger had invested a
little as well as others, and on one
of his fingers there appeared a gold
.ring, in which sparkled a beautiful
sapphire which had been made from
the bottom of a champaign bottle.
The Campaign of I8M).
The great speech used as a cam
paign document in 1840 was that
made by Charles Ogle, of Penn
sylvania, concerning an appropria
tion pending of -$3,6G5 "for altera
tions and repairs of the President's
house and furniture, for purchas
ing trees, shrubs, and' compost,
and for superintendence of the
grounds." Only think of the tre
mendous sum I But Mt Ogle's
speech won many voters to his
party, especially in the country
districts, where the simple people
were horrifiod at such extrava
gance. Have those people any
pucessors in eur day ? I scarcely
think so, for only last evening I
heard some one insisting that it
was disgraceful that we did not
pay our President -$100,000 per an
num and build him a palace to live
in, and I have before heard many
persons belonging to both politi
cal parties express the same views.
I have some extracts from Mr.
Oglers speech before me, which
were republished just after the in
coming of the present Administra
tion in noticing the improvements
at the White House, and I copy
one because it indicates the great
change in public sentiment since
such words were deemed scathing
in their satire :
"Oh! sir," said -Mr. Ogle, "how
delightful it must be to a real, gen
uine Loco Foeo tt) cat his pate tie
fois yrt,4? tltule de.tosse, and sal
able a la cola ille from a silver plate
with a golden knife and fork ! And
how exquisite to sip with a golden
spoon his so ape a la reite from a
silver tureen S It almost makes
my mouth water to talk about it."
The plain style in which General
Harrison lived was held up in con
trast. He, it was asserted, lived
in a log cabin, the latch-string of
which was always out in token of
hospitality, and he refreshed his
guests with hard cider while
French wines were served in the
White House. There was a coon
somewhere about General Har
rison's establishment thai played a
prominent fart in eampaingn
speeches, songs, and torchlight
processions. The country took up
the watchwords of "hard cider,"
"log cabjn," and" "coon" with tre
mendous enthusiasm then, and
waged war with tremendous effect
against the existing Administra
tion. The Women at the Jubilee.
Ti e World's Boston Letter.
I don't think that ever in my
life have I seen such an aggregate
of female unloveliness as is exhib
ited here. There is a prominence
of cheek-bone, a squareness of
mouth, a fishiness of eye, and a
shapelessness of form maddeningly
common among these gentle crea
tures. I don't say all are so dia
bolically ugly that a man need run
i away from them, but I'd rather be
drowned than wrecked on an island
with some of them. It seems to
me that a great number of them
have been or are "school ma'ams."
They have the positive, authorita
tive" way, and weary, faded look
common" to that class. Some of
them have great powers of expres
sion in speech as well as song
powers more to be admired for
force than grace, profundity rather
than piety. For instance, the one
I heard yesterday telling a com
panion as she pinned up a torn
overskirt, that this was "the d d
est crowd" she ever was in. I
don't think she was a common
school teacher, although she might
run a Sunday-school class. Doubt
less she is on that, and from
familiarity with pious words, is
careless of the place she puts them
I low Soon- Wk Foi:;kt. A
leaf torn from the tree by a rug
ged gale, and borne away to some
desert spot to perish. Who miss
es it from its fellows. Who is sad
that it is gone? Thus it is with
human life.
There are dear friends, perhaps,
who are stricken with grief when
a loved one is taken, and for many
days thy grave is watered with
tears and anguish. But by and by
the crystal font is drawn dry, the
last drop oozes out, the stern gate
of forgetfulness folds back upon
the exhausted springs, and time,
the blessed healer of sorrow, walks
over the sepulchre without waking
a single echo in his footsteps.
It is singular that the name of
God should be spelled in four let
ters in almost every known lan
guage. It is in Latin, Detts; in
Greek, Zeus; Hebrew, Ad on ; Per
sian, Syrs; Tartarian, Igad ; Egyp
tian, Aumn or Zeut ; East India,
Esgi or Zeul ; Japanese, Zain ;
Turkish, Addi ; Scandinavian,
Odin ; Wallachian, Sene ; Mar
gian, Eese ; Sweedish, Oodd ; Irish,
Dich; German, Gott ; French,
Dteu ; Spanish, Dios, and Peruvian,
The -Mau Of Their Choice.
The question is put squarely to
the honest Republicans by the New
York jStti, whether in their con
science they are now in favor of
Greeley or of Grant. We have not
the faintest doubt that nine out of
ten of the honest Republicans will
declare in their hearts for Greeley;
though worldly interests prevent
many from openly expressing
their preferences; and repugnance
to controversy or personal "discus
sion induces many more to restrain
their feelings until the dav of elec
tion, when quietly they will go to
the polls and deposit their ballots
for the man of their conscience's
How can the intelligent, think
ing, honest Republicans be other
wise than friends and supporters of
the Liberal candidate? If they
know anything upon the subject
they are aware that the States
under carpet-bagdomination have
been ruled through the most shame
less and stupendous election frauds
that ever disgraced any part of the
eountiy. The active agents in the
work have been the carpet-baggers
and the Federal office-holders; the
means mainly employed have been
the deluded, docile negroes. The
former trere the thieving knaves,
who ought to have been sent to the
penitentiaries ; the latter the honest
dupes, who ought to have fallen
under better leaders.
In pursuance of this nefarious
scheme the reconstructed States for
the last four years have witnessed
falsification of registry lists, ballot-
mi 7
box stuffing, double and triple
voting, fraudulent counting, and
unwarranted certificates of election,
especially in regard to members of
Legislatures, which, had they been
revealed to Tammany in its worst
days, would have made it hide its
diminished head:
We need not tell Republicans
who have been thoroughly inform
ed upon the condition of Southern
politics for the past four years that
these things are so. They know
they are so, and the honest men
among them have deprecated their
existence and now go for Greeley
that they may bring them to an
end, while the rogues who have
profited by them now go for Grant
that they may be perpetuated.
The Dervish Feast Of The Doja.
The great feast of the Doga, a
dervish affair, has just been celebra
ted. The dervishes nre among the
most fanatical of Mohammedans,
and each year when the annual car-
avan returns from its holy pilgrim
age to Mecca, a week is devoted
by this sect to religious exercises
in accordance with their own pecul
iar notions.
The dervish village is just below
Cairo. Here each night for many
days past the faithful have gone
through with their indescribable
contortions of body which is known
as the dervish dance. Each night
the dark Egyptian sky has been
lit up by the blaze of magnificent
fireworks. I have seen New. York
City on the night of a Fourth of
July, but I did not see fireworks
half" so grand as I have seen at this
strange orgie. The feast culmina
ted last Friday, when the grand
head of the order rode in triumph
over the prostrate forms of the
faithful. Such a sight I never wit
nessed before and trust I never may
again. Thousands of these iialf
mad creatures threw themselves in
their frenzy on the ground, all anx
ious to show their devotion by
being trodden upon by the horse
or the men who led him over their
bodies. They struggled and
fought for the privilege of being
stepped upon witn all the fervor
of lunatics. Back and forth rode
the turbaned priest, mounted on a
noble looking horse, whose feet fell
with a dull thud on arms, legs,
necks, or bodies, just as each was
in the way of his footsteps. I fan
cied at times that the horse seemed
a little ashamed of the performance,
but the dervishes were more than
satisfied with the whole affair.
Each person stepped on at once
arose and received the congratula
tions of friends. None seemed
much hurt, although a few limped
as they walked about. Thousands
were shoutin- at once, and for wild
excitement and indescribable noise
this scene far surpassed anything I
ever witnessed.
Cotton. The Bakcrsfield South
ern Californlaa of August 8th
says: We were shown on Monday,
by Mr. W. G. Allen, some fine coV
ton bolls from his field adjoining
town. Mr A. speaks in the most
sanguine manner of the prospect
for a fine crop. So far, notwith
standing the difficulties labored un
der at first in consequence of diffi
culty in procuring seed, the cotton
experiment bids fair to be crowned
with brilliant success. Mr . Allen,
assures us that all the conditions
f ,v,.ivih!p. and he is confident
of making a handsome demonstra-
The Grand Final Triumph.
Commenting upon the result of
the election held at Memphis on
the 1st inst., t he Appeal of August
3d says : "The smoke of the bat
tle has cleared away and the rep
suit is before us. It will be seen
from the returns published else
where that the entire Democratic
ticket is elected. The canvass has
been bitter, angry and excited, and
we are glad that it is over. We
congratulate our friends on this
triumph of the Democratic party
over its worst enemies the tri
umph of its loyalty and its co
hesive power and integrity as a
political organization. Wo, hope
the bolters have learned aesson
they will never forget. They went
into the canvass in an overbearing q
and threateneng spirit, breathing
death and destruction to all who
opposed them. Some of them
were men who patticipated in the
late convention, either as delegates
or candidates for nomination. But
the people have, by their votes,
vindicated the propriety of p:6rty
organization, and administered a
slinging rebuke to the renegades. -We
predict the Radical party will
never make another organized
fight in this county. One thou- o
sand fraudulent negro votes were
polled in the county on Tuesday,
and if with" this great advantage
the Radicals failed to secure vic
tory, they will despair of future
su'ecesss. No man of common
sense longer questions the election
of Horace Greeley, and this result
will dissolve the Radical party.
At the election in November the
negroes of Arkansas and Mississ
ippi will remain at home to vote;
and the Democratic majority in
Shelby for Greeley5, a Congressman
and members of the I egislature
will reach two thousand. But the
certainty of victory should not
make iis forgetful of our duties.
Let us maintain our organization,
and work for the grand final tri
umph in November, which is to
announce that the people 'have
clasped hands over the bloody
chasm which has too long divided
Itiaiitoii Duncan and Grant.
The hand is the haiwl of Blanton
Duncan, but the voice is that of the
Administration so much, remarks
the New York irtbunc, one may
truly say of the sideshcVw of the
Bourbon Democracy. The whole
logic of the case has been from the
outset conclusi veas to the com
plicity of the Grant Republicans
in this ridiculous move. But now
we have ample evidence in the
circular sent out by Mr. J. M,
Edmunds, Secretary of the Grant
Central Committee at Washington.
Here we have this honest and ingen
uous gentleman actively sending
out the call for the Bourbon Dem
ocratic Convention at Louisville,
and begging Grant Republicans to
help circulate it through the coun
try. Here is the Democracy-hating
Grant party doing its best to keep
up " the old organization," which
they say is so damned with treason
and rebellion that a man who ac
cepts any of its votes is worse than
a traitor. Now, does Mr. Edmunds,
backed by the Conklings, Mortons
and Chandlers, expect to "save the
country" by touting for Mr. 'Blan
ton Duncan's Bourbons? or is this
only a part of the conspiracy t8
create a diversion which in this
city has resulted in an alliance be
tween Messrs. Murphy, Tweed,
Decoy, Bliss and O'Brien.
IJe Your Own KigM Hand Man.
People who have been bolstered
up all their lives are seldom good'
for anything in a crisis. When
misfortune comes, they look around
for somebody to cling to or lean
upon. If the prop is not there
down they go. Once down they
are as helpless, as a capsized turtle,
and they cannot find their feet again
without assistance? Such persons
no more resemble men who have
fought their way to position, mak
ing difficulties their, stepping stones
ami deriving determination from
their defeat, than vines resemble'
oaks, or spluttering rush lights
the stars of heaven. Efforts per
sisted into achievements train a
man io self-reliance, and when he"
has proven to the world that he can
trust himself, the world will trust
him. One of the bet lessons a
father can give his son is tins;
Work- strengthen your moral and
mental faculties, as you wttild
your muscles by vigorous exercise.
Learn to conquer circumstances;
von are then independent of fortune.
The men of athletic minds, who left
their mark on ine years m wmeu
thev lived, were all trained iu a
rough school. They did not mount
to their high position by the help
of leverage; they leaped the chasm,
grappled with the opposing rocks,
avoided avalanches, and when the
goal was I'eached, felt that but for
the toil that strengthened litem as
they strove, it could never haq
been obtained, Q
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