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?7 he"' Carolina WateliBano i '5-' " ' ' ; -' ; " " - ! i - - ' i SALISBURY. IT. C, JUNE 6, 1878. VOL IX. THIRD SERIES NO 33. I 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 tic 11 r 1 1 for several year, and JOIIM- T !.-, W,, rr lui'ii rn durin. 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 m ,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 -- . . . . . i ' 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, 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. , - - Your friend, 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, - . . . . . - which was acquired more than fifty-years the older fono lobir -------7- , - cultivated with creat profit. sippi, When his brother Jeff, married the daughter of Gen. Taylor and resign ed his commission in the army, Joseph E. . . 1 1 JL . X 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 . ...1 ..1 ii-:.,i -01 i,neaue.u,HuM.,wuM?M. 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 jEYER TOLD. - 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 1 and them afthe eapitol square he stepped in to see GoyYanco 011 the subject, determined if the worst" had to come ., to capture auce and all the old m r m . . men aud carry tnem on w iiu me soldiers - .i , -ii ii 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- lowtor;TOndiiioi 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 usefulness. 5th. That he be without the requisite means to defray the necessary expenses of education. 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. Very respectfully, K. P. Batti.k. Prcfiideii t. EXTRACTS FROM THE PROCEED INGS OF THE STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY. 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 sj i" -.-.-...-...-..- I j t rfcl 1wt liia fWa iiiil-ica iia lift a ntiitipkl 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 gentlemen. 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 o ' ' ' ..... 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- 1 . 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, (Dakota Ter'y.) Our OJJi a'. 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- ers. The test run spoken of in a recent number of the Telegraph-Herald, yiel at the te of 16 ton. As ther yielded e is 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 arose gent ornament gazed he wished he had omitted that article yesterday about the "green garden stuff." Telegraph-Herald. r 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. I ' I " . I UUVII & Doires. "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' - - .... ;ate iu thair p.itie-its a habit of 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 RAILROAD ITEMS. 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- or uc 'generally. 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 Press. 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- tive. NO OCCUPATION A GRAM. MIS TAKE. We -recently read a sad letter from an J 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 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 trade 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 I . - 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. ...... i -..-t-f-r J'lula. limes In. OI1CC ilim ' . 1 1 . . . 1 I fVivtne in iUa. world, iii which there is so THE LATE HON. WIT.T.TAM a on. w - ------ . - uil TV HAM. 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 1 ..... 1 .. . 1 Anything more weiru man sucn an apart- I . 1 . 1 L 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 secret society. 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 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 Day. "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 Yards. 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 ' .......-, Mil III. riiivuio. IUVUqU severely, are .not fatally hurt. -. ? .- - . ..- 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 up 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, what 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' was 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 ... .... 11 i 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. Concord Jtegister. 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. " -4 t 1 , i t .

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