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aro t i" ' VOL IX. -THIRD SERIES SALISBURY. N. C., HAY, 30, 1878. NO 32 4 i: j For The Watchman. " vfa came aeross, a few days .ago, a frag mfnt of an oh volume, with the title page "' living an account of the martyrdom f iiianv rersons in cotlaiid, under rieirles U and James I., when in 28 years, f"'ml(W) to lfttf, 18,000 were put to leath in various ways in defence of the Solemn League and Covenant, and Christ's headship over the Church. In looking ' r the list of names we wore struck with the fact that among them are the vey " mines of tho Scotch Irish emigrants to this region, between the Yadkin and Ca tawba Rivers from 1740 onward; such HS 1 John Nisbet, Arch. Allison, Win. Thompson, James Stewart, Henry Hall, Kobt Gray, Whitelow, Nichols, Wharcy, niith, Wilson, Martin, Law son, VYood, 'nancy, Miller, Gougcr, Johuston, Finley, Win. Cockran, James Rolicrtson, John Potter, James Skeen, EdwardMarshall, hiues Graham, James Mitchell, Andrew liaik, Samuel McEwen, George Jackson, John WMt, John-Sample, &c., &c. It U Mid that these same names prevail in Ptmisyl van i;t-w here the Scotch Irish so journed for a thne before they came to North Carolina. . It would seem that wo have here the lineal descendants of those who loved not their lives unto the deatli ; but were drowned, hanged, shot, beheaded, and tlu ir heads stuck upon poles ; their bodies chopped in pieces, and scattered about in the days of Claverhouso, Through their blood shed in defence of religious liberty; ire enjoy many a great privilege. E. F. It. Jobn ' NIsbPt- had a stor four miles tiorth of itj.texvllle. In very early times, I'Mi-f before thar, -town was located. We have an old account ixxik fcpnrthep ITS", snowing wikil Hnicit-i w;re hriiiL'lit iuto the country and c:irriil out In way t mule. The l:i iter wore: lvuier, l-alluw, wax, ni-i!y. -piMiftle bought, somHimes, one or two jchui l.suf cvt fci' and suur at a ttuie; That store win for a while iliegrejit 'litre of trade in t itl -s ivjrl-Hi. 'i'Ue oi.l Ik.ii- Is vet sU'nrtintr on the north side of the north '-f.irknf -Fourth Creek. ; llgllf WHY DOES IT LEAN? We. were at the loot of the leaning tower of Pisa. 0u: of those guides who infest every pbicc of interest, and insist on pointing out to you -the things most to be adi.iii.ied, said to me, as I was walking nuar hiin, "You were here more than twenty years ago.'1 .;. I said "Yes, -but I ani not sure that you remember me V ' r 'Certainly I do,"1 lies replied; '"'you were here in company with three young men, and I recollect you -perfectly well.' Thiswas rather remarkable, especially as he. accurately -mentioned the number of my companions ami the time that had elapsed since 1 was here'. But he rather injured himself in nry esteem hy adding that lie also remembered. Lord Palmers ton, 'Lord John lusse.ll,and two or fliree more great men. From which I inferred that it was a wav he had of trvinir to nro I J pit iafc the favor of travelers bv associa ting them with distinguished - strangers who had been there before. "How loiig have you been here as a guide'-1 "More than fifty years.1' "A--inl is the tower now as it was when you first saw it does it lean anymore than it did then '?" He "It seems to leau more and more everyday: aiid if you will sit 'down iust there on thc-steus of the cathedral. :in1 f J look steadily at , while tlie sun is shin f I in' on it. von willlsee it, ist settliixr over Unit way all the tme: somo people ay iuv) c.tu seu it going itown. "But it stands jus as it did when Galileo walked up the steps, and dropped frouv. its summit the weights by which he determined tho great problem of the fall of bodies." . I asked him what ' was the commonly received opinion as to the cause of its leaning over. He said most people think it settled while it was building, and when the fact was ascertained that it couliiiut settle any further, the building was eon tinued and completed out of the pcrpen dicular, - -"This opinion appears to me ab surd. Here is a tower erected for the bells of the cathedral: the bell-tower: the campanile : its' height is ii()0-feet-t its diameter fordt is round is about '20, and it leans out of a perpendicular fifteen feet To suppose that a tower of exquis ite architecture in 'krone, desinned i 1 a purpose, and built at such vast expense, would-be finished after it begun fo lean out Of the perpeinjicnlar, would argue an amount of tashttAs outlie part of the builders, or thej directors, that has no parallel oven in these modem times, w hen a building in W oolwich, England, erected u mi; ouecuoii oi ine government I engineers for army jmriioses. tumbles II down before it js up. and carries 170 work-H ft into its heap of ruins." j' he-"l)Q not your buildings fall of their own weight in America P , -Certainly they do. A Jew day before I left home, the roof of the finest building in New York city fell in wl:ile I was looking at it, and cruMieO. several men. Such accidents ocpnr in all ages and ithat makes it nioie it(jprobald,c tliat the buildevs of this tower, in the 1 1 tit t en tury, wpuld ym such h risk as to go on with it after it began to settle. lleides, it wouh he a niatir of recoid, of discus-' sion and k'cion, if a tower iu whicli these mighty bells were to swiug had been permitted to go on and up alter it lcgan o leau tovYirtVits fall. I preswme it was fuiislied, wjtlj it successive galleries, to the very summit, its bells were hung, and by-and-by, the canl beiionth became gradually compressed qo tho side where the ground below was less solil than on the other; tlijit this scttlijig proceeded so slowly as to be imperceptible for many long years, and was never nient ioned in the chronicles of the cathedral, as it cer tainly would have been had it occurred while it was in process'of building. "It was begun in 1174, and has there fore stood more than 750 years. In that time the tendency to fall might easily have been so slow as iiot to be noticed. I have no means of knowing wlren its pro pensity was discovered, nor the date when tho fact is first mentioned in history. It takes its place among the wonders of tho world, and there it stands, a- perpetual proof that in this world, if tile foundation is good, what is only partially upright iieed not utterly fail." The chief interest of this strncture, apart from its leaning is the nse than, and Ins name will never bb separated from it and the cathe dral whoso, lidla ifcJtaW,, A priest in tho garb of a monkwas preaching withall his might to a little company when we entered the cathedral. They were mostly women : the day was a high feast, and the people were evident ly of tho poorer classes. I never liko to walk about a thin c! while service is iu progress, though a priest may bo ready to serve as an -escort. We would turn people out, and very propcrlj who should be going around tho aisles of our churches in tho midst of our -worship, and it would show a deeper reverence on their part if they 'would forbid their churches to sight seers while the people are at their devo tions. , When the sermoirwas ended, and tho people had Retired, wo sought the chan delier whoso sw inging suggested to Gali leo the pendulum. The old thing swings as it swung before, and answers all its purposes as well now as it did when Gal ileo was only eighteen years old. The rrathedral dates from the year lOG-'k and has a long history, and a hundred win dows of stained glass, and more" paintings than any other church that I now remem ber. Some, of them-are famous, but most oftheniare not of importance. Andrea del Sarto is represented in somo of his hfst works. The Baptistery is a niuseum inwliieh gems of antique art are preserv ed, and the sculpture of the pulpit is an object of admiration. And from it we passed on to tins Canipo Santo, tho most celebrated cemetery iu the world; not so interesting as some others; but remark abb", above all, for its vast collection of antique sepulchral -monuments and its extraordinary fresco paintings. The earth was lirought from Jerusalem in ships, and was considered holy ground. The great est artists in Italy have been employed in its embellishment, but alas ! for the taste of the present age, or the iniirniities of former ages, the greatest paiutingon these walls Ui'gagmts 'Triumph of Death ex cites laughter rather than sorrow or fear. Some of the scenes in which Death is slaying his victims aro positively ludi crous, but it is barely possible there may have been a time when these figures were looked upon with awe. One might pleas autly spend a tiny or two among these works of ancient and modern art. Espe cially would this interest rise as he stut ies the tombs of Grecian 'and Itoman sculpture,", arranged in- such order that we trace the history of art from age to fige in tho "tmnbs of successive genera tions. 1 dropped hr at a bookstore in Pisa, and was surprised to find that largo num bers of English books were kept for sale. I said to the bookseller Leonid not sup pose there was a demand for so many books in a foreign tongue. He answered readily: "You 'see they are ch icily pro fessional and scientific books, in English. The university of Pisa requires many, and all our educated men must have the mod ern science, which is only to be had in English authors, and very little has been translated into Italian." This is suggestive of the significant fact that the English language is the main media nuof intercourse w ith the mind of the world. A French author told me, a few days ago, that unless his books were translated into English he derived very little profit from the sale of them. French and Italian books, unless of tho trivial, volatile sorf,.Jike the novels, and novel ettes, ami plays, have no readers at home. The University of l'isa has its three, de partments of theology, law and- medicine, and gives a thorough course of instruc tion to those w ho would be well instruct ed. It once had a chair of astrology, a fact not to be overlooked when wo set down the astrologists as fools or impos tors. Wt may have chairs of Iliology and Spiritualism in oar own universities, and threp hundred years afterwards we shall bo laughed at, as now wo "laugh at the idea of teaching astrology. -Ikkx.kls. EDISON'S LAST. In an interview published in the Wash ington ,S7rtr, Mr. Edison describes a marvellous discovery recently made. He ays : "Night before last I found out some additional points about the carbon which I use in my carbon,, telephone It may be. used as a heat measure. It will detect one fifty-thousandth of a degree Falirenr licit. I don'J; know but what I can make an arrangement by which tho heat of the stars will close the circuit at tho proper time automatically and correctly. It is a curious idea that the heat of a star mil lions of miles away should close a circuit on this miserable little earth, but I do, not think if: is impossible." LETTERS OF FIRE. IVTERESTrXG EXPERIMENTS WITH BAL LOON SIGNALS. An JErial Telegraph for Land and Sea Signuls to be Head Twenty -five Miles Away What was Done at Fort Whip ple Saturday Evening Dr. Harr'u? New System Satisfactory. Last Saturday evening a series of inter esting experiments in balloon signalling were given at Fort Whipple in the pres ents of a board of annyfJicers appointed by General Slyer, and a number of ladies and gentlemeiiTrom thiscity. The inventor of the proposed code of signals, Dr. II- G. Harris, gave a short lecture prior to commencing the exhibi tion, duttnsAV'hiclrlfo" stated , that ly the system which he intended to exhibit to his audience a message could be sent at a distance of twenty-five miles. It could be made useful either on sea or land, and in the former caso would prove invaluable to ship-wrecked mariners, as the balloon could be made strong enough to carry a heavy ropo by which communication could lie made on shore. He stated that the experiments would be of three kinds, viz : First, experiments with colors and stars; second, detouating balls and parachutes containing messages in cylinders; and third, experiments by means of a meteoric display. For each test a large balloon niado of manilla had been constructed and was filled with hot air. A tail, similar to that used by boys on their kites, was attached to the hoop at the smaller end of the balloon, which was then cut loosc'and turned off into the air. Upon this tail was strung the line of signals, which consisted of balls and ftars. The first experiment was highly satisfac tory, not one of the balls missing fire. The second experiment was with deton ating balls and parachutes. As soon as the balloon was tilled it was cut loose, and in a few moments tho balls began to explode. After a period of live minutes the middle of the string was reached, when a para chute of flame was seen coining slowly down from the balloon. While falling, the colors were changed three times. The inventor claims that this is the best signal that could be invented, as it can be plain ly seen a distance of twenty-live miles.- The third and last experiment was a meteoric or pyrotecnic display. A balloon similar to that useu in the other tests .was set oft", and during its upward passage, the sky in its wake was tilled with stars and showers if flames which somewhat, resembled snow-flakes. The board appointed by General Myer consisted of Lieutenants (Jrugeii, -Wilder, anil Barber, and at the conclusion of the experiments, these gentlemen expressed themselves as highly iti id at the suc cess of Dr. Han is1 new system. The beautiful exhibition was plainly visible in all parts of the city, and cruwds of people gathered on the side walks to discuss the wonderful phenomena. Dr. Harris intends giving another exhi bition shortly before a committee compos-" ed of representatives of the press and ar my and navy. The balloon, which Ts de signed to be used in either branch of the service, is to be of rubber or oiled silk, which can be filled with compressed hy drogen gas in about four minutes. The weight of the implements used in making the signals will be about six pounds, and can be rolled into a very small package, which can be easily carried by a man on horseback. The. next exhibition will be given in the neighborhood of the Presi dent's house. Washington ltepublican. THE DIVISION IN THE N. FEUENCE. C. GON- From a letter published in the last issue of the Carolina Metho'litt from lie v. F. L. Hied, we take the folio.viiig extract in re gard to the division of the N. C. Confer ence : "The memorial of theN. G. Conference iu regard to the division of the. Confer ence was presented in due time and form and was referred to the Committee on Boundaries. Here it 'was discussed freely and fully by all the parties concerned, with no hope of harmonizing certain con 'tlTction elements. The N. C. delegation met and considered the subject, and de cided to meet the Holston delegation and see if the two delegations could not har monize on a plan for tho division. The delegations met but could not harmonize. They met the second time, nmW mi clearly shown that it was the best notf to make a division at all, and by a nnanimoiift vote both delegations decided to with draw the memorial of the N. C. Confer ence and not to divide tho Conference at all. Accordingly, the memorial was with drawn, and tho question settled. So the N. Conference will reniaiu as it is at least four years longer. I wish to lay ste.-rs oy tho fact that every single member of the N. C. delegation was present when tho above action was taken, and that every one of them agreed to it. There was not mingle ro'e against it. The rea son of this harmonious action was duo to the fact that intelligence was received from the Holston territory that made it entire ly impracticable at present to make any division-whatever. It was a source of much gratification to many that there was so much harmony in the above action." THE LEE MONUMENT. We noticed a few days ago the appoint ment by the Governor of GenK.B. Vance and Col. Wharton J. Green jf Warren, as commissioners for North Carolina, un der the act of tho Virginia Assembly, re questing the governors of tine different States to appoint such commissoners of the Lee Monument Association. We arc in receipt of a letter from Col. Green which gives us some humiliating informa tion. North Carolina has contributed to the monument -fund only $123,10 We were mortified -when wo firs read this statement, and were only reconciled in a measured degree when we saw the follow ing: South Carolina, $7,50 $ Florida uothing ; Louisiana, $5,00 ; Texas, $5.00; Kentucky, $06.00?" MisoWi, S 10.00; Arlcausas, nothing ; total, $9;i.50. The Old North State stands ahead of these seven States aggregated. Tennessee leads her only $13 $K.!)5. Tho other South ern States have contributed as follows: Alabama, (now being thoroughly canvass ed,) $318.00; Georgia, $(20.47; Mary land, $070.81 ; Mississippi, (under a first rate agent,) $1,100.10; West Virginia, $53.70. To come back home the Elm City stands easily first in the list of North Carolina cities and towns that have con tributed towards this sacred purpose. Our other cities have done but little. We mention these details in order to bring the matter immediately before our peo ple. It is true that the general blight that has fallen upon :.':1 our industries has checked the growth of generosity and even hospitality. Our benevolent asso ciations have not escaped its withering effects, and our religious communities bear marks of its ravages. Still, remem bering all this to its fullest extent, there remain to us some memories that are so true and so tender that we ought to sac rifice almost all rather than these should stand unprotected. When wo erect stat ues and monuments to our good and great dead we leave to our children proofs of our devotion to virtue that will edu cate them in the faith of re wren co for their ancestors and renew in them a de termination to live and die virtuous 'gen tlemen. Col. Green, a gallant follower, of Lee, tells us so eloquently our duties in this regard, thai we quote what lie writes to us in a private letter. "North Carolina must do Iter full duty. As she was the Ih xt in t he . w ar, contributing more men and lilling more graves than any other, so should she assert the same place in these "weak piping .times of peace,'1 iu rearing a monument to the most perfect man and symmetrical character ousi.Io of Holy writ, and through him to the cause which he espoused, and to her own immortal sons, who followed him through thick and thin over a hundred bloody fields. "To my conception it is not only a statue to the greatest captain of the age, but it is a monument to the lost cause. In rearing it State lines and State preju dices should be forgotten, and all who sympathise with that cause should be willing to contribute their nboln. A State that was so liberal other blood should not be too chary of her money. As stated before, her controbutions of the one were most bountiful the most bountiful why should not the other correspond ?'' The monument ought to go up to the heavens fiom the seven hills of Richmond. It was the citadel under whoso walls he fought his decimated legions until human eHiuage and endurance could do no more, and it was the capita of the government whose commission be bore and of the State that was honored in Wing his moth er. Let a monument bo speedily placed there. Let all the. world see how we hon or the man whose virtue prosperity could not make less pure, and adversity could only clothe in a more splendid nobility.- -L'til. Observer. How to M.vki; Cnn.iMiKX Lovely. There is just one way, and that is to sur round them by day and night with an at mosphere of love, llestraint -and reproof may be. mingled with the love, but love must s a constant element. "I found my little girl was grow ing nn amiablc and plain,11 said a mother to us the other day, "and reflecting on this sad ly, I could but accuse myself as the cause thereof. So I changed my management and improved every opportunity to praise and encourage her, to assure her of my un bounded affection for her and my earnest desire that she should grow up to a love ly and ''harmonious womanhood. As a rose opens to the sunshine, so the child's heait opened iu the warmth of the con stant affection and caresses I showered upon her ; her peevishness passed away, her face grew beautiful, and now one look from me brings her to my side, obedient to my will, and happiest when she is nearest me." Is there not in this a lesson for all pareuts ? Not all the plowing or weedingor cultivation of every sort we can give our growing crops, will do for them what the steady shining of the sun can effect. Loo is the sunshine of the family ; without it neither character, mor ality, nor virtue can bo brought to per fection. Scl. A child on exhibition in St. Louis is only thirteen mouths old aud weighs 100 pounds. Early Decay. AVbat is it breaks down young men! Is it hard study, or dissi pation T it is a commonly received no tion that hard study is the unhealthy de ment of college life. But from the tables of mortajity of Harvard University, col lected by Prof. Pierce from the last trien nial catalogue, it is clearly' demonstrated that the excess of deaths for tho last ten years after graduation is found in that port.iou of each class iuferior in scholar ship. Every one who-has seen the curri culum knows that where 'Xschylns and political economy injure one, late hours and rum punches uso up a dozen ; and that the two little fingers are heavier than the loins of Euclid. Dissipation is a swift and sure destroyer, and the young man who follows it, is liko the early flowers exposed to untimely frostTTTIibse" who have been inveigled info the path of vice are named "Legion," for they are many enough to convince, every novitiate that he has no securitythat he will escape a similar fate. A few short hours of sleep each night, high living, plenty of "smash es," and nameless bad habits, make war upon every function of the human body. The brains, the lungs, the liver, the spine, the limbs, the bones, the flesh, every fac ulty is overtasked, worn, and weakened by the terrific energy of passion loosed from restraint, until, like a dilapidated mansion, the "earthly house of this tab ernacle," falls into ruinous decay. Quack doctors cannot save you. Fast young man, to the right, about! Scl. TAXING THE ALXy"f0U THE FEW. The existing tariff law taxes every man, woman and child in (ho United States, to profit a few manufacturers. In the dis cussion relative to the export trade of the United States, while all concede the itn--portance of the great strides which have been made by American producers in finding market for their surplus products, it is nevertheless true, (hat the great, bulk of our exports are made of products of the soil and raw materials, and not of skilled labor. There can be no controver sy iu regard to the fact. The exports for the calendar year 1677 amounted in value, excluding gold and silver, to s."07,0()0,00ij. Tin; value in round numbers of some of tho leading articles will lie found iu the fol lowing list: Cotton Petroleum Hog Products. . Leaf Tobacco. . . Brcadstuffs $101,000,000 51,000,000 .72,000,000 25,000,000 137,000,000 Here is a total of $4-10,000,000 (in an aggregate of $507,000,000), which consists almost enterely of products of the soil, or raw material. If we add the products of less importance, of the same class, we shall make up fully $-li7,000,000 of the total of $507,000,000. Iu general terms we may say that not more than one-fifth of all ourexports is made up of that which, in distinction from the articles of which we have spoken, are known as manufac tured goods. L'al. Observer. tkustTwIoy. During the session of a Convention in Boston, a Bishop, iu crossing the common, met a boy w hose face he fancied, and, call ing to him, asked if he hud anything to do just then, to which he said, "No.11 "Are y-ou a good boy V The. little fellow scratched his-head, and replied : "I am not a very good boy; 1 cuss sometimes." That candid answer inspired the Bishop with confidence, and he then said, after giving his name and address: "I want you to go to a certain place and get a bundle for me, and bring it to my hotel. There will be a charge of eight dollars; here, is the money to pay it, and half a dollar which you will - keep for doing the errand." On his return to the hotel, the Bishop's friends laughed at him for his credulity, telling him that he. would nev er see tho boy or the bundle or the mon ey again ; but in half an hour the young chap returned, bringing the bundle and a receipted bill for eight dollars and fifty cents, the Bishop having made a slight mistake as fo the amount that was due. "How did you manage to pay the. extra half-dollar V he inquired. "I took the money you gave' mc for the job. I knew that you would make it all right." And "all right" it was made, and I havo no doubt that the Confidence that was re posed in that boy because of his truhful ness will do him good as Jong as he lives. Spnrgeon say he has often thought when heal ing certain preachers of a high order speaking to the young, that they must have understood the Lord to say "Feed My cameleopards," instead of "Feed. My lambs," for nothing but giraffes could reach any spiritual food from the lofty rack on which they place ir. Jfany one doubts the onward march of improvement let him remcmlier that the old plan of fastening your napkin around your neck at dinner time has been done away with by tho patented inven tion of Marshall Burnett, of Hyde Park, Mass. You clamp a sort of a w ire fence to the edge of the table before your din ner plate. The fence is iointed like lazy tongs. You place your napkin on the fence and pull the latter up under your chin when you are taking soup; push down the fence" and napkin when you are done. .NOVELTY IN YARN. Mr. Louis Cordonnier has hit npoa a singular method of producing a novelty in yarn ; this is not surprissiDg when we consider the immense number of varieties of cloth w hich our neighbors designate as nouveaute and-what we term "fancy cloths.- After having tried every imag inable way of weaving to produce differ ent effects, there hardly remaius any thing new but to return to the sninninV Mr. Cordonnier takes a mule, and places 1 upon tins another row of rollers, through which, at a different speed, he passes a colored or plain thread, but twisted iu the reverse way of the direction of tho yarn to be operated upon. In this way, vrnen the spuuldles revolve, tho two threads-afetwIsfeiLtuif iTiAfAtrttipSfildUlg to the soil, where it imm. is at the same time untwisted; he then "" .Klin takes this doubled yarn, and twists it again with the same or any other yam, but running it again in the opposite di rection, which untwists the first thread, and produces- a very singular effect, aud one which in the loom w ill no doubt pro duce a novelty. Textile Manufacturer. DRESSING FOR CHURCH. It is iu bad taste to make tho church the place for the show of fine clothes. To make the house of prayer a scene for exhibition of the latest fashions and thus to appear before God, is out of all char acter. The plainest raiment which is in keeping with the usual habit of a person, is most consistent with the gravity of re ligious worship. Thoroughly refined peo ple are always averse to making a dis play ot themselves. Least of all do well cultured persons wish to draw the .gaze of a congregation to themselves, when they and others are met for the serious matter if religious instruction and devo tion. They desire also, 1 lint as far as possible, all distinctions of rich and poor, great and little, shall disappear iu the sanctuary that fhisby an appearance of equality, the lowly may be encouraged to attend public worship. If there is one place where a true heart wants to be free front the affectation, or even thcseniblanco ofassumed superiority, it is in the pres ence of the great. :God. rfhe rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all." WATERSPOUTS. The theory of tho waterspouts is still somewhat unsettled, notwithstanding the numerous observations which have been made. Generally it appears as a dimin utive whirlwind lasting form a few sec onds to an hour, and reaching down from tinder the surface of a cloud to, or, nearly to,tiiesnriaceoftieeartfiorsea. intlieccn- ter ot this whirlwind appearsaslender col- umn of water or of dense vapor, proba bly hollow, and air whirling around it is sometimes an ascending, but more gener ally a decendiug current. The cloud bursts of Eastern Nevada, which havo at times caused much damage, are of the latter type. Certain portionsof theglobe are peculiarly subjected to waterspouts, which thas, like cyclones, have some what of a local character. Our engrav ing, for which we aro indebted to 4ie London Graphic, represents tho British ship Boxer surrounded by waterspouts during arecent cruise on the west coasts of Africa, when unusual facilitiesjbr study ing the character of such phenomena were offered. THE VATICAN ANI) THE POWERS. Loxdox, May 12. A telegram to the Slardard from Home says tho most un compromising party has probably tri umphed at the Vatican. The Pope's liver affection, it says, is not alarming, but he ought to go away, and desires to go to Perugia, but is unable to resist the pres sure put upon him to remain in the Vati can. Cardinal Caterini, Prefect of the Congregation, has written to the German priests who accepted Government stipends threatening (heir suspension if they do not make a declaration against the May laws and repudiate the stipends. A Ren ter dispatch from Rome says: "After the publication of Cardinal Caterini's letter censuring the Prussian priests, negotia tions between the Vatican and Berlin im mediately terminated. The negotiations with the other Powers also failed. The Vatican is stated to have resolved upon a policy of resistance. The Pope's health has improved." A quantify of well executed. -counterfeit trade dollars has been captured iu Cincinnati. They are composed of block tin, bismuth, and pulverised glass. They possess pretty nearly the standard weight, and -have the exact color and the true ring of the real dollar. The onh means of detecting them from the genuine is by means of a weigher or-by pressing them ln-tween the teeth, when the glass which they contain emits a cracking sound. Walking upon the Water. It is stated that II Dusseault lately accomplished the feat of walking" upon water at Taunton, Mass. He walked a quarter of a mile on Taunton river in six minutes. He wears a pair of patent shoes Jiiade ot tin, about one fMt wide and three feet long, in which air is confined, and he makes his . ...... i l.'k.i.l ..I" 41.--i I i ii tt r.l I f- I ,IJ 111 .1 Olllil immiiiQ The so-ealled Rose of Sharon is mn the most exquisite flowers in shape and -hoe. Its blossoms are bell shaped, ami of many mingled hues and dyes But its history legendary and reman tic ia tho highest degree. In the East, throughout Syria, Jndea, and Arabia, it Ts regarded with the profonndest reverence. Tho leaves that em-ircle the round hWm dry and close together when the seasons of blossoms are over, and the stalk, with- - eriug completely away from the stem, the l 18 away at last from the stem on which it grew, having dried in the shape of a ball, which is carried by -the breeze to zxc&t T way it is borne over the wastes and sandr deserts, nntil at last, touching some moist - umwiy i.ikps lresn root and springs to life ami beauty again. For this reason the Orientals havo adopted it as tho em blem of the Resurrection. Before the discovery of America, mon ey was so scarce that the price of a day's work was fixed by act of the English Par liament in 1351 at one penny per day ; and in 1314 the allowance of the chaplain to the Scotch bishops (then in prison in En land) was three half-encc per da v. At this time, 24 eggs were sold for a penny, a pair of shoos for four iehce, a fat goose for tw o and a half pence, a hen for a pen ny, wheat three penceper bushel, and a fat ox-for six shillings aniWight pence. On the whole, humaii labor bought on tho average about half as much food, and per haps one-fourth as much 'cloth or cloth ing as it now does. Evelyn tells us that h England, in 1000, he sawixty asparagus heads which weighed fifteen and one fourth pound. Keysler says that, in 1730, asparagus heads produced at Darmstadt, in Ger many, weighed one-lralf pound each, (irayson produced ono hundred heads which weighed forty-two pounds. Last year a hundred asparagus heads exhibited at Colchester Flower Show weighed fif teen pounds; the same grower had .mother hundred that weighed eighteen pounds; and if all the fine specimens grown in pri vate gardens round Paris were know4 to us, we should have something still moro marvellous. The length of asparagus, makes a difference in the weight, and ought to lie noted. Kitchen and Market (Jar den, "'Deed, minister, I think sharae to come to you," said an old Scotch, dame who hail sought the clergyman's kindly offices for the same purpose on four previous occa sions. "What's tho matter, Margaret that you think shame to come to me? "'Deed, sir, it's just this: I've como to seek ye to marry ihe agaitu" "Well Margaret, I do not seel hat yo havo any occasiou to think shame for such a pur pose. Maniage, you know, U honorablo to all." "'Deejll is't, sir; but 1 1 hea ow'ro muckle o't nlrettdv. I believe there never was ony poor woman plaguit wi'sucH deeing bodies o' men as I hac been." Friday is a day of days. It is a sin gular coincidence that President Hayes receivcdjiis nomination at Cincinnati on a Friday. It was on a Friday that tho bill creating the Electoral Commission was passed ; on Friday the Electoral Com mission gave its decision in the matter of the last disputed State, amp on Friday it was that the count was completed and Hayes declared to be president. Now it is on Friday (hat the Presidential ques tion isagain re-opened by the investigation committee. l'al. Observer. The greatest man is he who chooses right with the most invincible resolution, who resist the sorest temptation from within and without; who liears the hcavU est burdens cheerfully; who is calmest in storm Sr-and most fearless under menaces and frow ns ; w hose reliance on truth, fin virtue, and on God, is most unfaltering, Si' ticca. I feat, Light, and Time. A recent patent for a nursery lamp shows a plan for warm ing liquids, giving illumination, and showing the time; which latter is done' by the fall of the oil in a tube, the flaino Wing gauged to consume a given quanti ty of oil per minute. The Strike in England Incendiary Fires- Furl llunHcll Deadr M am iikstki:, i:sr;r..vNi,May 17; There has been no progress towards a compro mise. Warburton's mill was fired and badly damaged. There was no rioting at Hastingdere, but the tires were doubt less incendiary. All is quiet at BurnleyT The mob is very threatening at Black burn. Earl Russell is dead. Put a tablespoonful of sulphur in-the nest as soon as hens or turkeys arc set,. The beat of the fowls causes the fumes of the sulphur to penetrate every part of , their bodies, every louse, is killed, and, as all nits are hatched within ten days, when (ho mother leaves her nest with 1 her brood, she is perfectly free from ait j or lice. The compa;:io:i of .iriu.-j can bo seen with telescojw; of 0 inches aperture and larger sizes ; bat uot w ith similar instru" incuts, - -i - - ? - ..'-.:. 5 - M

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