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SALISBURY. IT. C, JUNE 6, 1878.
VOL IX. THIRD SERIES
a 'letter from denton.
From the Denton Monitor.
The following is au extract from a let
written by a lady of Denton to a fi ieud
ju North Carolina, ami handed us for
publication- jjextoxj' April 23, 1873.
fw T. K. l
n'hi most acceptable news I can write
, withstanding my seige oi nomo
T1 U that the climate ot Denton par
11 r 1 1 for several year, and
JOIIM- T !.-, W,,
rr lui'ii rn
Hve gained perceivably in ilesh. An- j
other comfort I will add is that I every ;
av become more contented and pleased
tllft SUOl l IJUJ- J.- l
... ami doubt not that
,l" l"T.'.f;mft i.nnmnablo Income a
iu in. r n ...
Almost every j
rr in ihe book of Tife.- Travel any tii
leaf in tue ooo ui .
irOUt ciiiuu uuu --
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IlUlS. lOUllo WI1U UcP
nud associated frm childhood to greeu
Jjills and groves, everything, euner oy
...mA-Axxfi- oi- contrast, reminds me ot
Ci'vw , , . ;
l,Aiiip..mv tiear, uar,-B"txi "o...
anions the lofty mountains of my native
U ite tlie history of which is linked with j
-nhlni memories. And wheu 1 tinnK 01
the ash and hawthorn blossoms winch
-shed their iM;rfume along the walks of my
t-liildhood's home and the graceful uudn
hition of hill and valleyr 1 yearn in the
dentil of my innermost soul for the sight
of them once more. A diminutive hill or
mountain as some call it, nearest, is seven
miles -'south of town. It is the only one
'to relieve the great level. As a compeu--KSitioiLfor
tlic want of hill and peak the
prairie is superbly furnished with llowers
of everv variety, some of which are more
handsome and beautiful than any of the
Vosfly. plants that till your pots or. green
houfii's. You can find varieties of roses,
lilies .'sweet williams, chrisanthrmums
and cactuses without number. Neither
are tliey (the prairies) barren of fruits.
Denton, 1 have leen told, has a superllu
ous .-stipply of many kinds. Peaches I
hear, are very tine apples not , so abun
dant. 1 Plums of every variety and flavor
and hi size, almost incredible to believe,
and grapes. to perfection, llerries not so
jilt'Utiful, and no blackberries but those
eillUValtU 1.1 j;;iMH.:ur, una buii"uii
I dou't know that there aro any in the
rplaee' Since my" last lir-j-ou 1 liave en
joyed the privilege of hearing the several
minjttievs who have churches line. The
Kev. Mr. Isunpton, pastor of the Chiis
tiau.C'hurch is very pleasing in his dis
courses and without any vissible etforts,
claims the attention of his Congregation.
Mr. (!rafton,;the lMesbytei ian (Cumber
Jtaud) seems to be a man of deep piety and
llie wise instruction which falls from his
lips cannot be misunderstood or heard
with indifference. Mr. lleecham the liap
tist minister wlrom 1 heard yesterday is
very pleasing in his style ami speaks with
liitich" earnestness. In the evening of the
same day he addressed a full house on
temperance and his rebuke upon the per
verted taste of man was clear and concise,
plainly showing that the strongest in
body or mind are enervated by the evil
habit and tlie indulgence of w hich will
close against him the gate to all earthly
gToiy, and obstruct his pathway to hea
ven. If I were gifted with the creative power
of my friend T. K. 11., 1 would give you a
description of our yesterday .trip to the
country which would equal -the IJlack
Mountain excursion. Monday morning
we left Denton, our party consisted of
four.gentleineu, three ladies, two children
and one servant. Our programme was to
spend the day prospecting, so we took it
leisurely stopping occasionally to obtain
information of the country or to rest.
About ".twelve or one we halted for dinner.
A tire was kindled and the buffalo broiled
on sharpened sticks. The cloth was
unread upon the grass and the contents of
r lunch basket placed before us, when
all received ample justice from our sharp
ened appetites and quite near our place
of rest was a precious gift from (iod. and
familiar to my eyes, a mountain spring of
cold soft water, and to some of us was
like the answer to Hagar's prayer. Often
we had rested and partook of the tine
sweet water to our hearts content. The
horses were bronuht into requisition and
off we started, and scarcely had we home- i
ward turned when in attempting to stride 1
a ditch the w heels uuforseen went into it.
tiirniug us most unexpectedly over, pro
ducing, I assure you, from my own ex
perience, a most stunning effect upon the
iniud. Wlien all were sufficiently restor
ed to stand upon our feet, with-distended
eyes and faces white as chalk interroga
ted to this, aud that one, are you hurt.
When it was ascertained that no one w as
injured we expressed our thanks of grate
fulness for the fortunate escape of all.
The. remainder of the trip was safe and
harmonious. Occasionally we would have
to halt in a strait betwixt two as to which
road to take. Some times going twice or
three times around the same farm before
getting to the main road. Finally, about
sunset we arrived 111 sight ot the city,
reaching there just iu time for supper,
and in au excellent frame of mind and
body, to enjoy the substantial set before
us. , - -
A. B. ,
Ait Anonymous Letter. Perhaps of all
the actions into which the evil passions of
luinianity are led,thce is uoue mote base
than that of writing an anonymous letter.
It is a moral assassination committed by ;i
masked murderer, a lie without an author,
thv inean-spirited aet of the disreputable
coward, in whose heart gall has replaced
, the wholesome blood, and whose malice,
jealousy, andevenge vent themselves in
slander. I would as soon trust my purse
tvith a thief, my friendship with the hang-
man, my name with a coquette, take a
serpent in mj-i haud or a liar to my heart,
as hold communion of love, fricudshipMir
Merest with the despicable 'w liter of au
alionyruons letter. Pierce.
.tinn von inav
very short time you will strike the prairie Mr. Joseph E. Davis was a gentleman ot
.,ixl ton can go for miles and miles through 1 -e!xt sagaeitv, strong sense and enter
flat level country, most of which is said;, nd CSimQ oue of tLe wealthiest
S rSSSS. ! and most . influential citizens ot Missis-
ncapes have all the diversity and beauty
tint vegetation and the graceful waving
crass can impart, yet it is monotonous
L.. th. tol. absence of mountains, or
li arv .
JEFF. DAVIS RECOVERS HIS OWN.
From the New Orleans Picayune.
We hear with, much satisfaction that
the Court of Appeals of Mississppi Las,
within a few days past, rendered on a
rehearriag,' a final j udgincnt in fayoT ' of
our honored friend, Jefferson Datii, res-
toriug to him, in full title, and interest,
ma nue plantation oi i.ientieiu, rru
county, Idiss. The history of the liter
gation which had this happy conclusion
is of an interesting and "even romantic
character. Bricrsfield and Hurricane
plintation8) UOw constituting the whole
in i,v cnt-off of the Mis-
o'"'i f j
sissippi River, is a magoincens aoinam,
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which was acquired more than fifty-years
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cultivated with creat profit.
When his brother Jeff, married
the daughter of Gen. Taylor and resign
ed his commission in the army, Joseph E.
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l).ivi invited ins orotner 10. come to
Mississippi and enter upon-ihe life of a
cotton planter. Mr. Jefferson Davis ac
cepted the invitation, and took possession
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fully for many years. Despite his long
withdrawl irom tne care 01 utis estate,
Mr. Davis, with the aid of the ener
getic and intelligent present wife, mana
ged to administer his plantation so as to
acquire a competence and reimburse his
brother the full value of the place. Still
the formal title to the plantation remain
ed in Mr Jos. E. Davis. When the war
broke ut, Mr. Jos. Davis held the prop
erty beyond the reach of the Federal gov
ernment. And when the President of
the defeated Confederacy became a-pris-oner
at Fortress Monroe, Mr. Jos. Davis
made a sale of his whole estate to his
long chief manager, a colored man, nam
ed Montgomery for $300,IXX), payable on
j long time, with interest at the rate of C
per cent. Ir. Jos. Davis then made., a
eomnlieated-find abstruse will, lie was
a very old man, dying shortly after at the
aire oi eijrUty-four. His will recognized
Mr. Jell". IMvis' children as legatees for
the sum of eighty thousand ilollars, to be
collected by trustees, of whom Mr. Jeff.
Davis was one, and to be paid to his
children when they attained majority
The balance of his estate was bequeathed
to his (Mr. Jos. E. Davi's) natural chil
dren or grandchildren. As Mr. Jeff.
Davis' youngest child is but fourteen,'.!
long time would cluspo before anything
could be realized from this bequest, and
as Mr. Jos. E. Davis had left evideuce
that his brother had paid the full value
of the estate, Mr. Jeff. Davis finally, with
much reluctance 'on account of his great
love of, and respect for the memory of
hi brotlier, yielded to the urgent advice
of his .relatives and friends and institu
ted suit to reclaim and re-establish his
title in the property. All honest and
good men will rejoice that this, patriotic
and noble gentleman and veteran has
succeeded in his suit, and that his de
clining years will thus be soothed and
defended from the cares and humil
iation of poverty and dependence.
A LITTL1P SCRAP OF HISTORY
- U?lJs vine Time.. J
When Sherman's army was just enter
ing Raleigh and Johustou's -army was
passing through, several old gentlemen
of the fust prominence and station be
sieged Governor Vance in his office and
besought himto surrender to Sherman
the keys ot office and thus virtually to
end the war. Now a few days before this
f ance had made a taiK to tne bovs 111
I v 11 1 ii .a
gray at Smith field and told them that, so
- lougns a .North l aroiina soldier carried
a musket he should stick to them as the
Governor of the State. Well. As John
ston's army tiled through the city the gal
lant Hoke's division brought up the rear
and Gen Hoke catching the news that
ellorts were then being made to have
Vance surrender to Sherman, he didn't
like it a bit ; he would rather risk the
chanceuf a lead bullet in his stomach
than any such news as that, so the true
and the chivalrous soldier halted the
best picked company in his command
and statioui.ng them afthe eapitol square
he stepped in to see GoyYanco 011 the
subject, determined if the worst" had to
., to capture auce and all the old
m r m . .
men aud carry tnem on w iiu me soldiers
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before the State by the civil authorities
should be surrendered to Sherman. As
Iloke entered he said : "Vance, you ;ud
at Smithtield that as long as a North
Carolina soldier carried a gun you should
stick to the government: now, come, and
iwi.-..!...." -in.. ii o.nfiann,! v.inno
to the w indow on HiKsbmo street, down
which his spleudid division was then
tramping. (The nervous old gentlemen
were tlieu huddled together into one cor
ner ot the office,) Vance promptly re
plied ; "General I'll bo withyou to-night J'
And sure enough he, kept his word. That
night he marched into camp and enteriug
the general's tent in rough mountain boy
j style he began to unshuek his breeches,
I and to the unani
limons cry of "Governor,
we are glad to see yon," lie only rcspon-
ded, "Bovs, are any of wheeler's cavalry
around here? if they are I'll sleep with
niy breeches under my head, but if they
ain't I'll put them on this stool," and
suiting the action to the word he was
soon stretched out fast asleep sticking to
the remnant of government that "still car
ried a gun.".
To the Chairman of tlie Hoard of Commis-
tionersofthe County of -
The attention of your Board is called
to the provision of Section 2, Chapter II,
of an Act of the General Assembly, rati
fied February lltb, 1867, entitled "Act
to.tfansfer the Land Scrip given by the
United State, to the State of North Caro
lina,'' authorizing each County to send
a student to the University, free of char
ges for tuton and roomr reut, on the fol-
v ist. That he be a native of the. State. '
2d. That he be a resident of the County
by which he is sent.
3d. That he be of good moral charac
ter. 4th. That he be of good capacity for
5th. That he be without the requisite
means to defray the necessary expenses
6th. That he be prepared for admission
into one of the classes of the University.
It will be noticed that the appointee
must be prepared to defray all expenses
except tuition aud room rent.
It is earnestly requested that care shall
be taken to appoint no one who is real
ly able to pay all expenses, as otherwise
he may take the place ot oue better en
titled under the law.
If any meritorious young man shall de
sire admission into the University, who
cannot pay his tuition and room rent, and
is unable to obtain the County appoint
ment, he should make application for ad
mission directly to the Faculty, who will
be, as heretofore, liberal as the means of
the University will allow.
By Section 4 of said Act, it will be seen
that those wishing to study tho branches
related to Agriculture and the Median ic
Arts, may be admitted into the Univer
sity without staudiug au examination in
Latin and Greek. Such persons shall
sustain an approved examination in
Arithmetic, Geography and Grammar.
It is very important that all students
.shall join the University at the beginning
of the session, viz.: the last Thursday in
August of Each year; but tho Faculty
will admit them at later periods if they
are properly qualified.
K. P. Batti.k.
EXTRACTS FROM THE PROCEED
INGS OF THE STATE MEDICAL
liOAlU OF MEDICAL EXAM1XEKS.
Dr. Satchwell moved that the society
proceed to the election, by-ballot, of the
State Board of Medical Examiners, as the
term of the present board had expired by
law. Ho accompanied his motion with
some forcible remarks on the importance
of the board as a most valuable auxiliary
in the great cause of medical improve
ment and reform in the State and its assis
tance in the needed works of a higher stan
dard of qualifications on the part of those
turned loose annually as doctors npou
the community ; having lor six years
been a member of tho board he knew
something of its arduous labors and res
ponsibilities and was opposed to the
election of any oue as a member who was
not known to possess a high personal and
inofessional character. The members
should be selected from every section of
the State, He nominated the following
ticket, which was duly elected : Drs. T.
F. Wood, H. R. Bahuson, T. D. Haigh,
G. L. Kirby, P. E. Ilines, Joseph Graham
and R. II. Hicks.
The chairman of the eommitte on Cre
dentials stated that applications were
frequently made for membership by per
sons not present at tne meeting, lie in-
formed the friends of all such that it is
essential that the applicants bo present
to sign the constitution and by-laws.
HOAKD OF KXAMINKKS.
The Board of Medical Examiuers for
the State at large, composed of Drs. C. J.
O'Hagan, G. A. Foote, W. A. B. Norcom,
C. T. Murphy, R, L. Payne and C. Duffy
are now in session.
There are many applicants present for
examination to obtain certificates of com
petency. As the law now stands no man
I ai- n 1 I 1 T T 1 r Arl IMI fl 1 frllA T ! Ttk
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I j t rfcl 1wt liia fWa iiiil-ica iia lift a ntiitipkl
c.ki.mii nf the sinners hone
is ceruueam imhu me oouru. m
derstand that the Medical Society is tak-
la . . m . 1 1
iuS 8tP8 to brin t,,e matter prominent
ut'lore l,te people in oraer tnac tney
fa a . 1 1 !
kuoxv who are dodging the examina
; tions, and thereby guard themselves
ag:iinst iuiposters. Itwill be well for
executors and administrators in tlie set-
tlemeut of estates to ask the doctor who
presents his bill to show his certifi- ,mUi. In public and in private the pliy
cate. sician doubtless can do much good in
We understand that the present board
has given general satisfaction, aud
composed of some of the ablest medical
Gold Hill, N. C, is traded to an En
rrlih nai tv for SIOO.OOO. on condition that
iu ninety days it can be pumped to the
5LK) foot level, and fifty to us per day can
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be delivered at a cost of $3 per tou.
FAR EAST JOURNALISM.
Some friend has handed into the Tde-
graph-Herald sancttrm Copy the Car- now made in one and a half hours quick
olina Watchman printed at Salisbury, in er than it was before the recent change
the "Old North State," and a lively, hand- of schedule, this causes the trains to ran
some paper it is. It is highly interesting faster and to consume less time at sta
toconia the advertisements, locals, etc., tions.
with our own in the mining towns of the Mr. Gates, the Master Mechanic, has
far north,. One gentleman exposes every- recently turned ontanewly fitted up coach,
thiug for sale from a bate of cotton to a It now has much the nppearauce of an
chicken (give him a poem Danyel), an- eutirely new one. The improvements
other keeps fertilizers rr whatever they made on it while in the shops are very
are and patent cow-milkers. The land- noticeable. It is attached to Capt Mur-
lord of a hotel at some celebrated springs phy's train.
will board Black Hillersi about four dol- The work on the mountains moves
lars cheaper per week than they can ob- bravely on. The steel rails, Sampson bar,
tain tlie same for by. remaining here at for six miles of tract have arrived, aud
home, Down there also they keep watch- are now being placed in position. These
es tor three dollarepreTvirevs for two and rail will maka .quite s differencea the
a half, and cigars for fooxv cents apiece, trains befn much -tettrbaW'omoa
while we pay three huudred up here for a the old bed.
respectable ticker, about thirty for a hand- The rail road officials are now making
some Colt's navy, aud auywhere from arrangements to have the road bed chang-
twenty-five ceuts to half a dollar for our ed so as to run by Newton instead of
cigars. Then, too, think of eggs at ten having a branch road from Conover to
cents a dozen, and potatoes and onions at that place as it is now. The convicts now
six bits per bushel, instead of six dollars
as with us. Cherries aud strawberies are
thick there also; but now wo have struck
the geuuine American bond of sympathy,
they're going to have an election and the
candidates are out 111 the columns ot the
atchman with grave insinuations and
reflections upon the characters of their op-
ponents. une canuiuaie wants S
me legislature oecause i.e is a iaruiei.
lucky ror mm ne isn t nere. Aconepon-
1 1 1 11 -l 1 . 1 I
uem ciamors louuiy ior a uog law ami lue
restoration of the whipping post ; but now
comes the querest one of all in the com-
municatiou from the worthfr candidate for
sheriff, who seems to be engaged in some
kind of merchandizing. His article claims
that "rotation" in office is necessary, ap-
peals to the iutelligeuce and integrity of
tlie people, and m another place solemnly
warns his constituents to "beware of old
seeds." How different they are from us.
We, of course,, like the "rotation" part
(providing we are among the outs.) But
up here there is no need of telling the boys
to be on their guard against epeennious
persons of doubtful reputation. We al
ways and invariably "beware of old seeds"
in tho Black Hills. Tcleg rank-lie raid,
To-day, the Iead City oiheo of the YV-
egraph-Herald will be removed to its new
quarters, in the second story of Boy or
Marshall's new building, 011 Mill street,
just below Main. The new office w ill be
supplied with all the latest conveniences
for both editor and typos. The fighting
editor's office will be supplied with a
dead-fall, and a masked battery of gat-
tling guns, the w hole so arranged, and
connected by electric wires, that the vis
its of "bad men" w ill be welcomed rather
than dreaded. The stairs leading to the
sanctum will be so arranged that upon
the approach of a creditor they (the stairs)
can be swuug on top of the roof, making
access to the office impossible, aud the
humiliating acknowledgement that our
bank acount is overdrawn, unnecessary
in fact, she will be the boss. Tdeijraph
llearld. Our mining reporter strolled over to
the north of the Hidden Treasure and
Shober" lode. This mine is on tlie main
gold belt of the hills, and there is little
doubt of its being a bonanza lor Messrs.
Hall, Hnbbelland Delong, the lucky own-
The test run spoken of in a recent
number of the Telegraph-Herald, yiel
at the te of 16 ton. As ther
something like eight or ten thousand tons
of the ore already in sight we leave it to
the arithmeticians to figure what it is
worth. Telegrap- Herald.
Yesterday morning, when our reporter
he wished he had omitted that article
yesterday about the "green garden stuff."
The Sinner's Hope. Tho spider weaves
her web with care, hanging it up and
running across, so persevering, till a fine
cauopy is completed, when along comes
the house-wife, and, with a stroke of a
V -""" 1 vi 1 -i t ifmwl it Inlw.r Derinhcs. The
,ni,w WMVM his own winding sheet.
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"What Physicians Can Do.
There is perhaps nothing more power-
f.,i ; . xvav nf iin iirirumeut against
un f nuv firtiele than that it is iu
jurious to the health, more especially it
such au opinion comes irom a medical
framing opinion iu such directions, and
is J can very effectually supplement the labors
nf temperance lecturers and reformers
trenerallv. That he often neglects this
duty is evident to every one. In fact,
- not a few physicians, by the loose prae-
riee of prescribing alcoholic driuKs, ac-
tnally create iu t
stroug driuk, w'
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;ate iu thair p.itie-its a habit
ich in too many cases,
beyond control. Medical liecord.
irom his imported r rencu cmnu, - 1 ... .
lv parted the damask curtains which much to do, Irom not Knowing now w
"Mi? futher " he wrote, did
; the oay-wiuuow 01 nisciiaiiiuvi, 1 mj -" j
.!. En,v.eove,e,l hills, not think it worth while ior me io ieai.
UUV III'VII --- --.-..- 7
The trip from Salisbury to Henrv is
at work on the Chester and Lenoir Nar-
row Guage will be transferred to this road
and work will begin on the contemplated
change about the first of June. This
change will require the building of only a
few miles of new road and will be quite
an improvement over the present arrange
ment. This change will be heartilv wel
coined by the people of Newton and will
meet the approbation of the citizens of
the4X)Uutv at large aud the traveliug pub-
Mr Gat ' tbo Magter Macllinest. re
cently gatj,ered up all the old rails aud
useless irons along the road and shinned
them to iiithmomi, Va., in exchange for
new wi,eels and trucks for the frieght
xnjs s an act 0f economy which
should be appreciated by the Company.
Thus the rolling stock is kept in condi
tion merely by gathering up and selliug
the old irons and rails which would other
wise be eaten up by rust. Piedmont
A, NEW CEREAL DISCOVERED.
From the Ventura Free Press.
We have been shown a new grain dis-
covered about four vears ago by a farmer
in Surprise Valley, in the northern part
of California, taken from the crop of
wild goose which had been shot by the
farmer. He sowed the seed immediately
after it was taken from the garner ot
the bird's crop, and it produced more
than a hundred fold. Mr. Merithew, a
farmer of this country, being on a visit
to Surprise Valley, obtained some few
seeds of the new grain, and succeeded in
propagating it with wonderful success on
his farm in Butte county. The straw and
beardless head resemble wheat; the grain
looks a little like rve. but is twice aslurrre
ns rve. When cut as it is nassinir into
the milk it makes a hav even superior to
wheat hav. Mr. Merithew has on hand
several tons of hay from this new variety
of grain, and perhaps five bushels of its
seed. lie gave about two quarts of tlie
seed to one of our citizeus lately visiting
Butte county, who was struck with the
wonderful beauty of this new cereal, and
brought it to southern California for pro
nagation. Thomas R. Bard has taken the
seed and proposes to give it a thorough
test , the lich aliuviai 3au(is of the
p,,,...;,. r.llu0in npar tho sea-shore. It
IX iv H nnvvj ---- w
could not have fallen iuto the bauds of a
intelliirent and painstaking cultiva
Ifc appears to us every way superior
. .,. ,wl , n tn u, nf til,
I ifc ig tine ,,rmVeraud very produc-
NO OCCUPATION A GRAM. MIS
We -recently read a sad letter from an
ambitious young man
He had been un-
fortunate in some respects, but life lay
lu. Fore him. and he was ambitious: he
Had experienced, noeve, . uuuu.o
1 . .1 1 ...... i.i,.
any trade or business." He had been
thrown 011 his own resources, aud, al-
.1 1. . ....... in f.it urn nnil vears
tnougu uu . ..y. ... t
he was a mere infant 111 his capacity to
earn a living. How awkward! What a
. t- . i v-..t c.-.l- onuoc frenilPlltlv
misiortune : ici ouu vo. j
come uuder our observation ; and they
lead us to look upon tho culpability as
very great of any parent who brings up
a sou wimoui iiavuiii i'...-- j
thoroughly instructed in someway of
earning an honest living. Every man
TT :lZr, Z " nthinir. Then
1 1.1 1. .- onl T-T-lli..KkIll 111 L I. l.t a
SIIOUIU Klion in -
whether he steadfastly pursues it or not,
he at least has an occupation to which
Mn an emergency he may resort, mi ic
Lnnort of himself and others who . may
- h, dependent upon him. A practical
L-now-nothing is greatly to be pitied in
this practical world. Xe,c York Ledger.
If Mr. Hayes feels that he was fairly
..;h.-,1 in the votes of Louisiana and Flo-
. . n i .- ...nii xvliv he should
compono lu.iv -
hive li"ht thrown upon all the dark cor-
ners. Men wi
rith clean hands do not ordi-
narily meet a demand of investigation in
this wav. H there was a perfectly square
rUu,e in the South, why not let the fact
ttinthe. matter at
u be estauiteutx. ......
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1 1 . . . 1 tll-.il I fVivtne in iUa. world, iii which there is so
THE LATE HON. WIT.T.TAM a on.
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This distinguished gentleman was prom
inent before the country for many years
as U. S. Senator from the state of North
Carolina, as Secretary of the Navy, aud
more recently as one of the Commission
ers for Maryland to settle the question of
tne disputed boundary between the States
of Virginia and Maryland. It will there
fore interest many of our readers to know
hat the family of tlie distinguished-deceased
will soon cause to be erected to his memory
a suitable memorial of his eventful life,
exalted character and distinguished servi
ces. 4t will be in.the form of a monument.
a shaft of Rhode Island crauite. rest in r
upon a pediment of the same material.
upon which will i be cat appropriate in-
waipuons. 1 ne wjioie w to tr. twenty
one feet high, aud it will be placed in the
cemetery of the Presbyterian church in
Hillsborough. It is expected that tlie
monument will reach Hillsborough Some
time in June. Baltimorian.
ll'ie. What lo you think the beauti
ful word "wife" monies from! It is the
great word iu which the Euglish and La
tin langages conquered the French aud
Greek. I hope the French will some day
get a word for it instead of that dreadful
word femme. Bjit what do you think it
comes from ? The great value of the Saxon
words is, that they mean something.
Wife means "weaver." You must either
be housewives or house-moths; remcmbt r
that. In the deep sense, you must either
weave men's fortunes and embroider
them, or feed upon them and bring
them to decay.J Wherever a true w ife
comes, home is always around her. The
stars may be over her head ; the glow
worm in the night-cold grass may be the
fire at her foot ;but home is where she i;
and for a noble' woman it stretches far
around her, better than houses ceiled wit!
cedar or painted with vermillion, shed
ding its quiet light far for those who else
are homeless. This I lelieve to be th
woman's true pjace and power. JiunLin.
Lighting a Hoom by it Wall Paper.
Referring to the suggestion made iu (ier-
many that wall paper could be coatei
with oxalate of copper, which appears
lighter as the room grows darker, and
rice versa the Manufacturer and Builder
advances the idea that a room might be
made temporarily self-luminous by simi
lar means. There are several salts which
absorb light exposed to it, and give it out
afterwards. Among these are the sul
phides of barium aud strontium, and cer
tain coal-tar extracts of the anthracene
series. The best way to produce the effect
would be to employ a powerful electric
light in the room for a short time, until
the wall paper has acquired its phosphor-
Mf8cent Pwer' auu uieu CQC on l,,u eicc
mc"S auu auum vls,cor8 ,,uo U1(3 ,oom
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Anything more weiru man sucn an apart-
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ment is scarcely conceivable, ami tlie ex-
periment would not be exceedingly costly.
It might bo employed with surprising
effect in the initiation performances of a
Some Physiological Fact. Prof. Oarrod
in- a recent lecture brought iuto promin-
I ? 1 1
ence some well-known physiological facts
which deserve more attention than they
usually receive. In expiration tho car
bonic acid is thrown to a considerable dis
tance from the nostrils, and is, conse-
queutly, not taken back by the next 111-
spiration. 11 at uigui, uowe.n, uie
clothes happen to fall over the face, the
current of carbonic acid is obstructed and
is inhaled again and again, producing mis
cheivous effects. Air should not enter the
lungs at a temperature much below that
..f ll... t .1 1 niwl li l.ol.if tf lll-O!) ll ! II If
' . , ntl
I l. ... lw. .nL.n in ...il.l ipcnt hoi' till. mm
be cultivated. 1 he protoplasmatic vital
ity of the body led, iu the opinion 'of the
professor, to the oxidation of pabulum
supplied and the formation of carbonic
acid, just tl siinie as muscular w ork.
Death from Studying yineteen Hours a
"Templeton" writes to the Hartford
Can I'd nti "The death of the Harvard
University student, Waters, is a sad affair,
nm mi 1
and will be likely to cast a gloom over
tho rnnnnc class dav. atcrs was a
voun" man of intense ambition to excel
in scholarship, and finally developed a
mania for studying, that he might keep
his place in the senior class. He is said
to have worked in this way nineteen hours
without cessation, either for eating or
sleep. It brought on insanity, and he
waa sent to the spital at Worcester,
i-1ftr lie lived less than a week. He had
been already elected poet of the class."
Eussian Agents in the Phdadclphia Ship
PiiiLADELi'iiiA, May 25. Six accredit
ed a,rents of Jhe Rnssian government
reached this city from New York late
Thursday night, and are now occupying
the best rooms at Guy's Hotel. They are
not speak English. They visited Cram's
hip yard to-day and inspected tlie prepar
ations on the State of California ami the
Columbus. It is said they will visit
Roach's ship yard at Chester to-morrow.
Thev keep very qnu-t and refuse to talk
j or allow the inte rpreters to say a word.
Tragic Dettte of a Dctperaie Lorer.
Mexdota, III., May 27.- News l as
reached here of an atrocious murder com
mitted at Arlington, a small town near
this place, on Sunday. Sam Carney, a
young man who had lrs-refused . x 1 -mission
to visit Miss Cullenbiue, a young
lady of his acquaintance, w ent to her room
last evening, cat her throat with a razor,
and shot her with a revolver. Being met
by Mr. and Mrs. Culleubine on his- wajr
down' stairs, he shot the father in the hip
aud cut Mrs. Culleubine severely w ill a
butcher-knife. Then, rushing out into
the yard, he drew a razor across his own
throat several times, aud expired almost
instantly. The young ladyHved but ai
fi-W minilfos- Imt .tin ivirn fli.vii.rli
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severely, are .not fatally hurt.
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One A heath A numberlof Lovs were
playing in front of a Chiuese wash-house,
when John came out and "ordered them
away, and took hold of one who diilu't
waut to go.
"You're a heathen !" yelled the Iniy.
"Me sainee you have alle Melican
holidaj si" replied John.
"You kin jine in with New Year's 4i.ang
up yer stocking on Christmas and follow
the perseshion on Fourth of July, but
when it comes to April fool- you've got to
staud 'way back in the woods and not
mix iu ! We're one ahead of you, old pig
tail, aud I'll get even for this shaking
Democratic Keconomy in the Jfuiisc.
Wash. Special to Ulchm'd Dlsbatch, 20th.
To-day Mr. Mahood, w ho is the efficient
head of the stationary department of the
House, contracted for $3,-i(H) worth of
wraping-paperand speech-envelopes for
the folding-room. Under Republican ad.-
ministration the House folding-room cost
m4(),U()0 per session, aud now it is run for
$15,000, while the officers of the Houso
do not now require the expenditure of one
third as much for stationary, etc, as
was used by the officers of the House when
the Republicans controlled it.
Choice of litfidelx.- - A couple of infidels
were standing together on the deck of a"
vessel as she glided past a desolate island
of the sea. One said to the other,' "Sap-
jM)se you were condemned, to jive upon
that island alone, aud had the choice of
but one book for your companion,
hook of-H.ll books would you choose 1" The
other replied, "I w ould select, Shakspearc,
because of the variety of his theme's.
"Well," rejoined the other, "although I
do not believe the Bible, yet I would
choose it for my companion, for the JlihU
is au cndlexs bookCaughcy.
Awful to Contemplate. A man more
than half-seas over was observed one day
supporting the parapet of the North
Bridge, Edinburgh, shaking his head and
repeating to himself sadly :
"It must be done, it must be done."
An old lady parsing by, thinking he
contemplated suicide, said to him :
"What must be bone, my man ?"
"Must go home and face my wife,"
the woeful answer'
To Phkviat thi: Haiu Valusc
Pour a wine-glassful of dry table salt
upon a sheet of paper. While tho hair is
dry dip a metal U hair-brush or a stiff
nistle hair-brush into the salt, rubbing
it into the root of the hair. Apply daily
until the hair ceases to fall; then diseon-
. Alum water will" check the fall "of-
hair that has become saturated and drown
ed with the use of oils, acting as an as
tringent. A strong decoction of the herb
"boneset" is a gmid tonic for the hair.
A Creenbark a If Washington, May
1(?.-Mrs. Freehinan, of Gasconade coun
ty, Mo., while planting corn, placed a
basket containing $70 in, greenbacks by
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the side of the licM. A tan sawoweu
tLo Kpnbaeks.' It was immediately
butchered, and the fragments recovered
from the stomach were to-day received at
the Treasury. Being found all right, a
check was returned for the full amount.
His mother was mending his primer,
which showed sad evidence of wear and
tear. He looked on for awhile in a brow n
study and then said, ,"Ma, why are you
likeoneof them prize opera singers !" "I'm
sure 1 don't know, my child ; why V "Be
cause you are a primer-darner."
A violin was sold in Paris not long ago
for .4,titK). And it is said to have been an
old one at that. What an idiot the man
who bought it must have been I Forty -two
hundred, dollars for an old fiiddle,
when he. might have bought a dozen
brand-new ones for one-half the money !
The -man who advertises iu newspapers
to semi-direct ions that will enable a per
son to make two hundred dollars amotith,
owes his washer woman for three mouths'
vashiinruud was seen a feu daysa;;o tn -ing
to borrow five dollars to pay-a v.eei- s
board bill. t
Beauty, liie the tJo.vering blossoms,
sooi. fades j but the divine excellence o
the mind, like the medical vi.uua oi -...
plant, remains in it, wheu all tuooetiiaru-
are withered. "