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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, JULY s, 1890
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Falls City, Neb.
Weeping Water, Neb.
A. M. DAVIS & SON,
1112 0 St. Telephone 219.
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nth St., Montgomery Block,
FAMOUS, THOUGH BLIND.
THE SIQHTIF.SS FEW WHO HAVE
TRIUMPHED OVEn MISFORTUNE.
John Milton, Krnncols lltilmr, (Imrrmir
WlllUm Went. Ilotnrr, Kiiundersoii, lr.
tlliicklnck, rrotrnor Kuwretl, llllnit Tom,
Ijiurn Ilrldiriinin mill Others.
If nuked to Rlvo their views ns to tho ca
pacities of the lillnd nino persous out of ten
would probably reply that the ions of slRht of
Itself stimulated tho other House; tlmt thiw)
horn blind sulTered much less tlnm thiwo
blinded In mlddlo life, tlmt the blind have n
tpoelnl nptlttidu for niuslo or nu'titnl nrlthmn
tie or some other pursuit, mid tlmt they learn
IIOMKIl IIKCITIMl 1113 10E.MS.
to dlstliiKulsh colors by touuli. Yot tluy
would bu hi-oiir on overy polr.U TI10 error
Is llko tlmt of ussumln;; that limn u ho lost tho
light arm hi the war learned to write with
the left with comparatively little trouble,
They did ienru, many of them, but It was be
cause they had to; there Is overy reason to
U-lIovo, liowovcr, tlmt it awl thorn tnoro
labor than it would have cost them when
they had two Rood arms.
Similarly of the blind. They have, In
deed, accomplished marvels but only those
w ho would have been equally eapablu and
much moru active with sight. It is carelessly
assumed, for Instance, that thulr musical
ability is great. Well, there nro (as near as
can lo determined now) something over fti,
000 totally blind rson in the United States
and about 33,000 in Great liritain; in all these
51,000 how many noted musicians nro therol
How many w ho havo even a state or provin
cial reputation 80 very few that If you
consider how jioworfully the blind nro im
pelled towards music as n means of liveli
hood you must concludo that their avvrago
ability is considerably Mow that of others.
Yet America has produced onu marvel In
this line and Euglaud another.
Ullnd Tom is an idiot the physiology or
inychology of his achievements must foruver
remain a mystery but Stanley, tho English
organist, vtns 11 man of marked ability In
many directions. One of his achievements
astonished mii'lenl circles all over tho world,
though it is now almost forgotten. At 0
public iierfoi'iimnco of one of Handel's "To
Ik-urns" the organ was found to bu a half
note too sharp for the other instruments,
whereupon, instead of requiring that the vlo
II113 should bo screwed up to the organ's
pitch, Stanley at onco transposed the whole
piece, to suit them, into a loner key. Thii
us tho more wonderful as the noy key was
the remote one of C sharp major.
His fluo sense of voire nan equally remark
able. To test it, a gentleman, who had not
met him for twenty years, enmo up to him
III.INII TOM AT THE PIANO,
in tho midst of n great throng In Tall Mull,
and In it feigned voice said, "How do you do,
Mr. Stanley f" The musician hesitated un
Instant and snid, "Why. God bless me, Mr
Itlvers, when did you return from Jamulcni"
Tlmt lie could top his cane lightly on the
lluor of a room and tell how much furniture
there was in it is strange, but many blind
men have had tills (Miner. A blind orter
employed In Kdinhurgh iimsI to adopt tint
and other like methods of dutermiuins: tin
furnishings and general condition of houses
to which ho wits sent with packages, anil
often gave tho dealers valuable hints as ,.,
certain people'n capacity to puy.
"Aye, aye, sir," ho would sometimes say,
"o'll get tho siller. The leddy of the house
is nil honest leddy; I'd put my life on her
voice." In 11 similar way tho learned Di
Thomas Iilaekloek, lielng led by 11 dog, noted
tho pattering of the animal's feet on the
hoards u liloh partially covered an old well,
and was thus saved from fulling into It. Tills
onoo noted genius was Imrn nt Annan, Scot
laud, in lTvM, and at the age of 0 months lie-
cumo totally lillnd. Hy hearing others read
ho soon Ix-camo a Ixiylsh uxtiert in Kngllsh
history Ho was thou taught Litin, and at
tho age of It! producod creditable verses In
that language Ho ucqulrod a clussleal win
cation, preached many years with marked
success, and produced several philosophical
and theological works. We aro not, however,
to eoncludo tlmt ho would not have done
equully well, or oven betU.-r, with sight.
At this point It (swell to otiisider a fact
often mentioned in tho olllcial reiiorts, but
still u puzzlo to scientists tho great dlspro
ixirtlon of the blind in different countries
They aro fewer In tho United States than in
any other country in tho world, never rising
above 1 In 3, :tX), while in Nova Scotia they
are about 1 in I, NX), tho same In I'rluce Ed
ward's Island, I initio in Franco, t In 2,000 in
Bavaria, I hi I ,-100 In Sweden and I in MO in
Norway. In Ofo.it Britain recent statistics
nro not nvnllnhV, hut tho totally blind sev
eral years ii-jo irero about t in 1.IC0. Going
southward and eastward tho ratio ineroasei
too (Mint whia1), to English speaking people,
seems hotrihlo. Including Egypt nnd adja
cent coasts, tho 1 utlo of the blind to tho wholo
population in the zona from SO dogs, to 30
..b. ,,u, .,, Mk.DM.iv , niliTV4 IU IW I 111 llA, 1
while In considerable- Mictions tho pnitially
nllnd am one-fifth of thn x)putntloii.
Two farts nro rclf evident! tho north
temperate latitudes, say from !t1 (leg, to M
Jogrces, urn most favorable (or Is it only lio
cunso tliu eople am moro eivlllredt), and th
Ilrltlih-Amerlcnn race has tho best eyes In
the world In Irelnnd, however, the intlo l
nearly tlireo times us great ns in tlie United
States, and thn local medical authorities at
tribute It alnuwt entirely to tho comtmrutl'M
American exemption from Miinllmx. It
should lie mlded that tho "1 In ',.W nliovn
set lowii ineiiut native Americans; Immi
gration has noticeably luei eased the latin,
though the Immigrant lands with apparently
good eyes, for, as has lieen well Slid, "Many
not hoiu blind are Imrn to become, blind,"
In China alone, 011 the other hand, there nrn
at least l.OOO.OOO totally blind, and In India
nliout I(X),ihio, The mimWr in thn whole
world Is thought to fnll but little shot t of
The most wonderful blind man of modern
times, probably, was Nicholas Saundersivi,
horn In Yorkshire In Mini. At I ) varum ho
lost his sight by smillpox, jot ently in lift)
ho miistcicd (Ireek, Latin, algebra and ge
ometry. He taught mathematics and optics
at Cambridge nml rfected 11 "Method of
Fluxions." His skill In iiutiipiarles was great,
and b touching a coin with his, tongue ho
could declare Its era and national coinage.
Dr. Wlllurd, of Deerlleld, Mass,, who bcouino
blind while n young man. soon ucqiilri-d n
lulnuto kuowledgeof Ids little farm and could
gather his fruit, prune his trees and lay out
and plant his garden oven to the age of 81.
Thn alfietliig story of Inura Ilrldgman Is
a ell known, As she was dumb, deaf and
blind In i- friends might well huvtidcspulred;
hut Dr. Howe found menus to communicate
with her, and, If such n phrase could lie iihimI
of man, one might say tlmt he created an in
tellect In this isolated nnd unfortunate girl.
It was long the fashion to spenk of Homer
ns the blind poet of classical antiquity, nnd
Greek legend relates that he lost his sight In
earl manhood; but it isdoubtful If "Homer"
does not menu a title Instead of a man. John
Milton was among the greatest soholarsuf his
time, and wrote many able treatises and ele
gnut verses before passing middle life. Ho
nlmost ruined his sight by exeesilvo study In
early manhood, but apparently recovered; at
the age of 4'.' his ejes liegnti to fail, but he
neglected the advice of his physicians nnd
wns soon totally blind. Ton or twelve yrnrs
MU.1IUIIN PIIAV1NO KOIt CONOUK.S.S.
Intel he ln-gau to write, or rattier dictate, hit
great, orks. "I'aradlMi Iost" and "I'aradlsi
Itegnlned," and, according to Thomas Ell
wood, the genial Qunker who cheered and ad
vised liim.inucli of them were com xsed in the
midst of domestic, iolltIcal and iiersonal
troubles which might well hnvo distracted a
) oung man w itli two eyes,
Francois Holier lost his sight in boyhood
hy excessive study, yot ho becaino fniuoiii
for his res-arches Into the habits of bees.
His wife is largely to bo credited with his
success, iildcd by Ilerr Ilurnens, his dovotisl
friend. His sou I'ierrocompleti-d the fntlier's
work, and thus the name or the Swiss Hubert
Is ever famous In natural history. Henry
Fnucett, tho English economist and states
man, lost his sight nt the ago of '-!" by an ac
cident while hunting; jot ho hns lived to
servo in parliament, to tie lostiuustvr general
and to produce sevtial works of great value.
"Tho Blind I'rcucher," Wllllum Homy Mil
bum, uow chaplain of tho United State
liouso of representatives, ns lie wus in 18.V), I
a conspicuous example of genius triumphing
over misfortune. He also lost hi sigut hi
boyhood. The Hon. William West, of Ohio,
long noted as a jiopulur jKilltlcal sM-aker, li
1111 Instance of resolution triumphing over Iom
of sight. Ho had fairly good uoof his eyes
luring early manhood, but Ix-cumo totally
blind in the prime of life.
The common idea that the iillllctiou becmj
greater to those w ho could once see Is not
borne out by their testimony. Tlioy nro em
phutic In exprosltig Mttfsfnctloii that they
onco could s.-e nud that tliey retain jierfectly
clear Ideas of form and color. Even those
who lest their sight nt as early nn nps ns 10
years' insist that they remember distinctly
what they once saw, declare that no treasure
would Induce them to part with such knowl
edge, nnd speak with unaffected pity of all
who weioboru blind. And there Is sound
philosophy in it, for under tho most fnrornblo
circumstances the minds of tho latter can
never havo tlmt breadth n hlch even a few
years of sight would give. Even Suunderson
wnnbleloglvonolHtter Idea of sight than
that it was "like a lot of little threads run
ning from tho object to the eye."
Tho melancholy truth Is also Impressed on
thoso whostudv it that blindness is an even
greater misfortune than it seems to those w ho
can see The cloud i.nder which tho blind
MILTON IllCTATI.NO TO HIS liAC'dllTER.
'ivo is, indeed, dep ami dark, and despite all
that can Iki done for them they must dwell
for the most part in a region of thought apart
from otiiers. Instead of thinking it strung
tlmt out of so many blind there should lie so
low who havo attained emlnenoe, there U
cause for amazement that there should have
Ikh-ii so many. J. n. IIkadi.e.
Tho dangers of the professirwis.1 roesdist
would seem to be as serious as those that en
vlrou the reckless rider or tho enthuslastlo
cllmlier of a porilous mountain aido. Sir
Morell Mackenzie In a recent locturo dwelt
upon this fact, and citel the ee of Slgnor
Hubiul, who was takim suddenly 111 after un
usual vocal exertion, An examination showed
that the extraordinary rosplratlon Incident
to roachlng the high uot had fractured hU
No. 111). Clmriiile.
lainithuiiitiiig) trust notino,
I am not nhnt I "ein to Im-,
lint something fnlso a trick, a fraud,
Hy honest folks d.Miplsed, nhltnrmt.
1 rlienl, I linltnte, I ne,
And nui not good In any slmpe.
I'm notiipthlng sollii,nnd "Us sail
To lo (illled to 0110 no bad
Asl'lrr.t, hiiltil, 'twlxt First and inn
Thero's lietlilng of ftllhiltj.
Although j nil call mo hard and diMise,
I'm still a refugo nlid ilefense.
Tlmt I'm like man you mny illsrern;
I'm mnilo of djjst, o Oust return.
"w'nolr. ' W.'tiiw -I'm
not a tiling thit'it very rnrn,
I (jmw In sistiins every w hern.
Who would mipioso tho Trinity
Hud nnj tiling to do w lilt innr
And etHnliil Patrick hy my aid
An Illustration of It innilnt
And slioweO heir easily 'tis donn
To innku one three, and mnko three ona.
180. Itnlms fur l.ltlle loll).
No. I HI. A riimiitia Artist.
In iirvrleM water Illy, with heart of glow lug gold,
In Umiilo OnfTodll, klssMUiy thn stitislilno hnlil;
In cn-amy snowdrops, fnlr wnrls on winter's
In cheery imnsy, which seems to smile nnd how
In dainty nrlintin, pink tinted as a shell,
In timid violet, perfuming tho ferny dell;
In golden dandelions, stars on nnture'n skies,
In frngrnnt honeysuckle, the honeyU'o'H pnra-
In fragllo anemone, fulrestof tho wllitttoodcrcw,
In hluslilng tulip, with cup or siwrklltigOuiv;
In sweet fergct-ine-nnt, ixiImi! In iMinnle I1I110.
My wholo Is tho iiaiuo of a famous lady nrtUt.
No. IH'1. Iloulile Arrnstle.
Thu iiritnnls and flunN give tho name of
11 celebrated explorer. Thn (irlinnls give
his original name: tho duals his present
1. '1'lin public liaiiKinand'ng.). 2. A dun
geon, a. Occidental. 4, An Instrument
for mcimiirliiK the risoof vnter. 6. A kind
ofputldiiiK. 0. (Antron.) A constellation In
tho northern hemisphere. 7. (Hot.) A pe
cles of nnemone, b. Ageiiusof dlinlniitlvo
iiqiuitln planta. 0. Preternnttiral at rait
new. 10. Evening. 11. A pnrtlculnr kind
of plum. 13. Earthly.
No. 183. Knlgiuu.
In (Jennnny I'm always found,
And thero appear in Krcon;
Wliene'er you hear tho trtiinpctSHOtind,
With generals I'm aeon.
I In thu front of guardH appear,
And there I bear tho bull;
In lighting I mil In tho rear,
If 1 thu truth must tell.
Sometimes I closely do engage,
Hut ne'er utnongst the fdaln;
Although no coward, yet, In rngo,
I tihvayH fly tho plain.
No. 1H4. A Hollow Niiuiro,
X X X X X X
X x x x x X
Tho upper horizontal Is before you. Tho
right vertical In In the Fuzzier thin week.
Tho lower horizontal you nro now trying
to And. Tho left vertical of five, rending
upward, another variety of tho upper liorT
znntnl. No. 183. Conundrums.
I. Why Inn lamowildlcr thu most marvel
3. At wlmt point do armies Kenernlly
enter hostilu cities?
3. Do you think I can tell you of what
parentage was Nnjioleon tho Grentf
4. Why Is n drummer tho fnstest man In
5. Why nro lnujers llko shears?
il. What poem of Hood's resembles n tre
mendous Hoiimti nose?
7. Wlmt is that which you can go no
wncru without and yet Is of no uso to you?
8. Whj are laundresses good navigators?
A blind beggar had a brother, who died
and went to Heaven. What relation was
tho blind lK-ggur to the (lei-bon who went
to henon? Brother? No, Sister? Yes.
What time of tho night will cats come In
nt the front door? When they llud It o(hmi.
Which go fastest, n horse's fore legs or
his hind ones? Ills fore ones; tho hind
ones cuii'tmer catch 'em.
What would Ihi a good thing to remem
ber before driving vicious horses? Tlmt it
Is preferable to look after tho bits of your
horses than to hnvo to look after tho bits
of your carriage
A Scriptural Itlddlu.
When Eve told Adiini tochostlso Ills son.
what live scriptural names did alio uso?
"Adam." Seth Eve, "Cain Abel."
Key to the Puzzler.
No. 173. A Numerical Enlgmni The basis
of all excellence Is truth.
No. 173. Diamonds,- 1. I. N. 3. Jew.
3. Jewel. 4. New Year. 5. Weedy. 0. Iiy.
7. K. II. t II 3. Cam. 3. Caves 4. Ha
varia. 5. Merit. 0. Sit. 7. A.
No. 174. A Celestial Charadu: Ilaln-bow
No. 173. Double Central Acrostic: Fourth
row, Daniel Webster; fifth row, Edward
Everett, Cross words: I, Condemns. 2.
I'l-radlsc, 3. Downward. 4. Variance. 5.
AsHrsctl. 0, Chaldron. 7. Showered. 8.
Grievous. 0. Prebends. 10. Mossrose. II.
Freteuse. 12. Greeting. 13. Courtier.
No. 170. Illustrated Hebus; Thu eternal
ttti'.rs shine out as soon as it is dark enough.
t. any le.
No 177. Word Squares.
Y A P O N G L O V E
A G A V E L C V E L
V A It E S O V 1 N E
O V E It T V E N O M
N E S T S E L E M 1
No. 178.-Hidden HlnU: I. Uxtk. 3. Spar
row. i). Wren. 4. Haven. 5. Dovo. 0.
Partridge. 7. Owl. 8. Swallow. 0. Eagle,
10. Thrush. U. Martin.
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