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4nE A5D AGAINST MARRIAGE.
wlAi are opposed to-matrfiuoDy
iv,- thri! first and. thinl liuea- then
a icond and foartli, and m coutiuae
i uth lM1ie verses. The friend of tle
Sitatioufneed make no transposi-.
The man mast ieau riy vf
who's free front matriiuonial claims,
fllare to saffer for his pains.
P i !--'
..nnld find no peace
jlni iras inaharpy state. ,
in all the feiuale hearts appear i
Truth-darting of heart Ktucere
uocrisy, deceit and pride,
v-dW knovrl in woman to reside.
ttiat tongue is able to hnfold
frbc worth 6i woman w behold?
Ibe faiiM-'hoid that in woman dwell
isaliDOst llHTcepuuic. -
Ftfoied be tpe foolish man, i say,
wbnldj hot yield to wunmn's sway ;
WhA chairge s from his singleness -
sfsijrcof ppitetf jiappmess.
i.tM,v license the traffic t" They say
!fhe rumseljcrs are wuiing ro pay,
Mouey to raise anu taxes auaie.
I 'TU a cristjn he! mill
Of State, to pay her bill,
I i Froin tliei win rir of the still"
tliooh license to sell is license,
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TMn driuktrs become, iu this licensing
M wnV. I I'M"! I
1 Producers of revenue large and rare :
Qu d 11 H King lueiuseives 10 ueniuas uiey
IT . . ! . 3 .1 . . . t.l .' . .1 T- ' I- - - J-1
1 I i I L
For the sake of their country fair
J Great patriots of the bowl,
r 'Sacrificing' body and soul,
A sort ff direful toll,
ju the mild to rulu, jwith its dismal goal.
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tfll, let nssee how this policy works
j trusted ftft twtdiuudredyeiirsand more;
Defended by statesmen, and bullies, and
1 ulnrkM , L 't-j ;
KuiiiHellers and rowdies, and snakes by
I"-the score. ;i ,
For a revenue great
j To aJ;debt-lHided State,
I The taxes to abate.
jU a-(iMUVud t'oi which the taxpayers
f wait. J I , :! I- .
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o, then, tho vender, with plead iugs
aud prayers, (
Some feeling;in his bosom to stir;
1bd he puts on Iris? digtiity and airs,
,Aud say: Miicreasing tlie revenue, sir.
f Iin't yon see, my dear mau,
If we sell all we can,
I On tliis licensing plan,
iThereveuue ?grows from Beersheba-to
Dan ! I
,"And far betterj still, my dear sir, to trade
E lActoidiiRr to law, iu lager aud rulu,
iHian statutes eculiar to break or evade,
i 1 it !x tli li;ul ll)i'ticp with hii '
j Tia roial thus to do ;
Tirbeoyal aiid true
' To tluf State is what few
Evcr diif; for the sake of a large revenue
?'ven- tm-a in the church for small taxes
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if.; i"v tj i i i k I
j t Aud othfr-nieii, fm their property hide;
I They chcuf aud are talse, not wanting to
;t Fur .comforts the State , has richly su'p-
plied. I jj j .j
! -Batjumielters clioose j
j".-.. To pay Ijce'lise and use - .
it tif swell (not refuse)
j I jTlierevejiiue'ever for Geiftiles and Jews."
rTU hira-df quarrels, wheu his customers
"jrvoeat. I' ' ; !! I
j fA compiinion in drink till he fell
To the floor, bloody from head to feet,
I I Iu a roWl that would do honor to hell
II I .! 'fi:.i .Ji' .i i-i.i.
Making hideous the night
I li That the traffickers might
i i lBcicisti the
revenue, though rascally
fcuuioi oi ianiiues burdened with woe
1 ilie tlliMl-An in i-aT,i atiMlK nnii li!ir
4 Ttough pitiless storms are drifting the
I i MlOW f: - i - j
I The mother, a picture of w ant aud de
f:4'pafij :i if ' ' .
1 To he patrper-house borne,
! To "Ween and to mourn
Apart ofruni'a reveuue, sad and forlorn.
before hill let Wsa tlmt armr of vrim -
I Drnnknrds, and paupers, and culprits
V "rJue;! If- i
A million liud moift thn tmffi rn aIiow
f Al'd widows and oridians 'sweHiugf the
Sao sight to behold ;
Where liquor is sold
siortuues, and ings, aud horrors tin
ffis QgeleWrn f
k, and reason, and plead;
With the snap
of his hnjiers he shows
"i hcpn.A tii i
exense for his greed
k W gold, though countless the trials and
foes. 1 1
He aiys, jt 6hall tell:
rtifo n sit toll
ft . t w wtvvi jsvjs, mm "jwa.a
i at a revenue:: and I want to sell
? xi? hfr d inker full np to the brim
't Vl Potations of whisky and ber;
r7?.1?ln1 befuddled go and ask him
I lyith his nasal ixtremity painted so
, Aud he says the ingrate
vi easing uie
revenue, early anu
ti; .?etonJ and wedded to lust:
rVnfc'llike ! bircTsliut up in the; cleft
i vt a aiiouutain.t storm-beaten and
crushed. , ;. - ; r.
And he saya, with a leer O
In liis ey e, and a sneer,
: ' r 4f!fom rum, brandy and beer,
.onVl a" revenue of thousands each
Go follow C to coort this drinker, rum-
crushed ; j . .. - -:) . ;
See him trembling, and wretched, aud
lost; ...I' . - '
Heat him charged as a fellon the trorst,
A wreck ou the sea ofhumauity tossed.
And the-JudgV, looking grave,
' Gives him sentence A knave,
T To Vnm loth victim anil slave.
' He replies, "For the revenue, sirj I
Perhaps to the gallows he goes-fatal day!
A murderer, black with his guilt.
The hangman inquires, "Have you noth
Ere yon die, for the blood you hare
spilt ?" v .
. Not a word nor surmise. '
The old culprit replies,
To the hangman's surprise :
"I hang for the revenue, needed and
vise,w ; . .. ! A. G. U.
LETTER FROM JAPAN.
Description of the Islands and the People.
The Mineral Wealth Custom of the In
habitants j-Farming and Lire
Stock A General Review ;
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Correspondence oi the Kalelgh News.
Nagasaki, Japan, May 3, "1870. BelieV'
ing that the readers of your valuable paper
wilftake some interest in the j development
and present condition of Japan, I jot down
for you as succinctly as I can ray impress
ions of this people
There are at least two directly opposite
ways of looking at1 the habits, and customs
of a foreign people. If a person goes abroad
with the belief that his own nation is per
fect, or at least the! very best in every re
specjt of any nation on earth, he will find
very little to approve in the customs of for
eigners; but, on the other hand, if he leaves
home just a little soured from any cause, it
would not be strange if he found very much
to admire. Almost every nation must pos
sess both merits-and faults peculiar, in a
certain degree to itself, and that traveler is
most wise who can see merits wherever they
exist and who is not afraid , to criticise
wherever criticism is needed. :.
IT IS BUT A SIIORT TpIE
since American readers have had a chance
to -know comparatively anything concerning
the inhabitants of Japan, and even now the
letters of tourists sent . to our newspapers
from that country are very few and far be
tween. The empire of Japan,' now our next
dor neighbor at-the west, consists of near
ly four thousand islands, some half dozen
only of which are of comparative impor
tance. The whole area of the empire equals
something near 170,000 square miles, or
three and a half times as large as New En
gland. Niphon, j the largest island is
about 900 miles 1m and in some por
tions, 240 miles wide and extends through
more tharTten degrees of latitude, from 29
to 41, thus giving the country a climate
favorable to both animal and vegetable life
At Sapporo, the seat if the new agricultural
college, the snow sometimes falls to the
depth of two feet Jnwinter, but when, the
tiround is once covered, there is no rain,
ice, nor snow crust to interfere with travel.
The mineral wealth of the empire is very
great, coal especially being very abundant,
while petroleum is found in limited quanti
ty.. The people are both
PATniOTIcj AXD COURAGEOUS,
and much better fanners than their ances
tors of a few centuries arb. They have
many peculiarities as a people, particularly
in their tastes for1 personal adornment. In
dia ink is used very freely by everybody for
Nnarking the skin, the finest silk goods being
imitated in the naked skin,! so that if a
person is clean, he always! has a clean
dress, and one. two, which never wears
In mechanical j work, the' Japanese are
particularly handy, their paper being the
very best in the world, while their lacquer
ed wdrk is admired everywhere. It is sup
posed that at the Centennial Exhibition at
Philadelphia, the Japanese exhibitors sold
fancy and useful articles to the amount of
nearly twenty million of francs. The Ja
panese sword is of superior excellence, and
is frequently more costly than one's real
estate. There are two kinds of swords car
ried almost constantly by the better classes;
the smaller for ordinary protection, the lar
ger heavy enough to cut a man in two, from
shoulder to hip, with a siugle blow. The
wearing of swords is, however, becoming
less fashionable since the government has
taken measures to prevent it. Until within
a few years, - ;
EVERT BOY AT SCnoOI
as soon as he arrives at a certain age, ovas
allowed to wear a small sword, and when
arriving at maturity, was entitled to the
long one, also. The men, however, have
very little use for their weapons, because
everybody minds his own business and thor
oughly respects the rights of others. Far
mers hold a high rank in society, even high
er than merchants. Great progress in edu
cating the youth has been made within the
past few years, the-Americari system of pub
lic schooling being adopted throughout the
nation,- the schools being) free to both
sexes. . ! '
Animals have not been valued very high
ly in an agricultural point of 4view, sheep
being neither consumed for food, nor jtheir
wool worn in clothing, "but a great change
is being wrought in this respect. Not Ipng
since, $23,000 worth of sheep, cattle, and
horses were imported to Japan from Cali
fornia for one farm alone. Of course, this
U a government farm. The! value of cows
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milk as fond either in the form of milk,
butter, or cheese has been t hardly known
mi ine Japanese xanuaasy tiujicu iuc vm-
ted States avfew years since, j jGovernment the soil. N"ight soil is saved with partict
officials seem to be very humble and econo- lar care, ana is applied to the growing crops
mical in their habits.
! . .
The taxes are fixed for six
ears in ad-
vance, so that the people
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how much money they will;
ve to rawe,
and the government expenditures are kept
rigidly within the appropriations. The
n.gue ru.CrS, u.aua.n extravagance n resa
or personal ornamentation, cjlaimi
that in these there is no diirnity. Govern-
ment taxes are now levied at the rate of two
and one-half per cent while formerly they
ri,ave, at times, been as high a8 from fl.fljy to
seventy per cent Honesty s one ofj the
commonest virtues, no bojta or locks
beins, used Upon any of the dweilinjr '
The dwellings are built of bamboo,
are very simple and cheap structures
fumishingjs also very chea there being
four ? f anir Kttira IriiAtrn in ttiA Aminf ir
" t ii ihi viitiiio avuvn aa a &
lauiesare raisea uui a tew nencs auove
me noor.ana tnejeopie sit upontneir neeis
while at dinner. Nearly all! the women
ii i i
carry a small block of wood with a soft side
for a pillow, and everybody akes
A KAP IS THE DAY tlE.
Food is poked into the mouth with small
sticks from little hand basins. A first j rate
house can be built for f 30, and furniture
costs nothincr. Shoes are worn on the street.
but are always'left outside whjen entering a
dwelling. Bread and meat ire rarely eaten,
boiled rice being the standard dish, and on
this food the people are very .tough and
hardy. Men draw carriages
in ' place of
horses, and make a very bandy team, as
can attend to the getting of
ner at the end ot the route.!
their own; din-
It saves ! har-
ncssing and grooming. Two I men can be
hired to carry a traveler forty! miles a! day,
for a cent a mile, and board themselves.
This is a very cheap fare fori a 'pullman
car. Many things are eaten n Japan which
we would hardly relish. The root of the
common burlock is a common article of
food, as are, also, the bulbs of the tiger lily.
Fruits are eaten green, peaches, pears, and
apricots being in their prime when nearly
grown, but while so they are as sour, hard,
and unpalatable to an Englishman as a
green walnut. Melons are also eaten green,
as we eat cucumbers. The j japan orange,
is the best fruit I have ever seen m any
country. Tea is used by a I classes, but
there is a great' difference in the value of
different grades." A few" choice leaves sell
at home as high as eight dollars per pound.
Of course the quantity produced is very
small. Alcoholic liquors are indulged in to
some extent, but druqkenniess is almost un
known, especially in public j Noisy carous
als are among the things unheard of in Ja
pan; everybody being polite jand courteous
as a rule. Smoking is a universal custom.
but the1 amount of tobacco j used is very
small, a pipe full making only three whiffs;
and three pipes full being! a regulation
"smoke." Everybody smokes at a certain
hour, when the factories stop and all work
AT THE NINTH wjlllFP
work begins again, and they! mean bnsiness
when they do work. No shirking or cheat
ing, but the men run as though life depen
ded upon getting a certain amount of work
done in a given time. All hands sleep at
noon just where noon finds them
are brought up in a way
would call queer. They aej
often tied to
gether, a small one to the pack of a larger
one, who goes right on win:
sleeping, as though entirely
its play or its
a charge, and the little ohe . accepting the
situation as a matter of course.
Rooms are heated by burning charcoal in
open bowls in the center of the room, while
the inmates lie on the floor with their heads
toward the bowl of coals,
le known, but the people
Soap is but lit
bathe often and
are really cleanly. Tney have had very lit
tie use for cattle or horses ;
a eood pair of
farm horses' can be bought
for $13. Bulls
are sometimes used for carrying burdens,
and cows are kept for rearing bulls, but
beef eating and beef killing are almost un
known. Butchers are outlaws; and a tan-
ner of hides is about the lowest being in the
scale. Gen. Grant would hardly add to his
honors were he to visit Japan in the capac
ity of an ex-tanner. Since the introduction
of a few improved cows: into the country
milk is becoming an article of food, but at
a dollar a quart is, of course, used in a very
A white horse is kept in some of the
stables as a sacred animal, and a small coin
nnd a sinerlc bean are deposited in front o
it by each visitor, the koj-se getting the
bean and "the attendant the coin. Many
things are done directly opposite from our
own ways, as the horse is backed into his
stall, the saw and plane are pulled instead
of beinir pushed, as with us. The horse is
6UOD WITH STRAW SHOE8,
put on by a blacksmith who sits when he
works. Books are printed on one side of
the paper only, and the work begins on the
last leaf, so that one reads backwards. The
lines also run down the
across it. Candles are hollow, and are
made from pokon sumac!
The people never
kiss, but show theirdeference and respect
by stooping and touching the forehead to
the ground or floor. Labor is very cheap.
so that eggs are hatched by hand as cheap
ly as in the natural wayj
The land is kept entirely clear from
weeds and all useless vesretation. Irriga
tion, is very commonly practiced, eyen where
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much hand labor is reauired The tillxro I
is iahw veryj thorough, and constant crop- j
' varrcu m wjiiiuui. ueierioraiion oi
lust when it will do the moat trnnd A
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iamine is ot rare occurrence, as all are in-
dustrious, provident, and frugal.
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THE HOUSE WINDOWS
ng of par the UaWUntg live out8ide
much ofthe time, and much tase is shown
tfc caItiTation of flower, neap thfi hnmfc
Everybody j appreciates beauty, and the
most common flower, whether on nnhlic or
private grjandgj jrf neyer lucked b tLe
tr.Teler. THe iwnnl old r Tmmrr r
flowe Rice is the main fa
grtwn ia wct UndJ into which leaves and
nttM h RPi fnr ..w i.. tk.
ta J iU. i 1 ,
J bushel. if
some of the tea plants are 150 years old.
and 8omc plantations produce over $3,000
' 'L. t .
worth per icre. ,Lalxr is very cheap, rang-
ing from gix cents per day for women, to
doul)le tha for mc0
The government is now doing much in
the way of improving the agriculture ofthe
country, by establishing the Agricultural
College at an annual cost of $45,000, and
that where money is many times more val
uable than jwith us. Seeds of trees are be
ing imported, and the plants grown are giv
en away to the people who will set them
out and cafe for them. In short, Japan is
doing with; a will and a rush what some of
the older nations -are still refusing to do at
all or very tardily. The smartest men
among them have been sent abroad to find
out what there is; in the world better than
their own, and with authority to purchase
at the government's expense.
I will write you again from Yokohama
and give some accounts of the religious
observances of this country. S. E. L.
A Buncombite's Yiew of Nebraska.
Mr. S. L. Frady, of this county,
loft here with his family on the 7th
of October last, to try his fortune in
Nebraska J Hei writes us from Pe
ru an account of his trip, and what he
hiuks of that country as compared to
Western Carolina, and in 'conclusion
"Arriving nt Nebraska City on the
12th of October, we made arrange-
f . 1 ... . . ri . t '
meuis lor a leatn anu went ooutn six
teen in lies! stopping on Sunday with
Jesse Powers, Who left North Caroli-
a about one vear before I did. Ou
Monday we started fr Svracus, a dis
tance of 4o miles, imssing through
lovely prairies, I stretching out as far
as the eye could reach. We traevled
for fifteen days over different portions
ot the btate, endeavoring to find a
house to live in. When 1 found the
great difficulty in obtaining shelter, I
began to think about the false in lor
mation which had induced me to leave
my lovely Southern home to come to
the wild plains! of Nebraska. I had
heard many flowery reports about the
West; I believed, I came, but I have
as yet found but few ofthe reports to
be true. Nebraska is a verv unpleas
ant place to live in; the climate is
very changeable. On the 30th of
May the thermometer stood at 102
at 11 o'clock, and at 2 o'clock, ii had
fallen to 65, there having been in the
meantime the hardest rain and hai
storm I have ever seen. I could not
see anything at! a distance of 25 feet.
"I should advise my friends o
Western North Carolina not to come
West, for they cannot know how hap
py is their present condition uuti
they have left old Buncombe's lovely
valleys, and home and kindred, an
become di.ssatitied as I am to-day
My wife is having very bad health
and the health of the community is
generally bad. j My brother and cous
ins, J. L. and U. D. Murray, spent
the winter in this place; but thev
foresaw the evil aud made good their
retreat to their mother State, where
they met with a welcome home again
I hope soon to return to my old home
where kindred, and friends are dear
tome. 1 have been in eighteen dif
ferent States, and there is none in my
estimation excelling in climate or
country Western Carolina.
The Positve and Negative
Man. Men may be divided into two
classes positive and negative. The
The positive! man never gets credit for
what he is and does. He is frank,
straightforward, and despises osten
tatiou. The world alawys sees the
worst side of him. He sometimes
speaks atid acts rashly, to be sure, but,
if convinced ihe is in error, will
promptly and heartily confess it. He
makes a good Ifriend, and if an ene
my at all, he lis an honorable one.
How different jthe negative man ! He
is well,' not exactly anything to your
face, but! he will sneak around behind
your back audi do things which ren
der him worthless as a friend and dis
honorable asjan enemy. We had
rather hoVc a dozen "positive" enemies
thau one "negative" friend. Ashe
ville Citkeni !
f A CHINESE WSSER,
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How a Uartford Ladtt 'Oot ThrnunL wiVt
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Harttord Couraat, Jane Ata. .
A letter from a lady formerly tid
ing here, who is now ihc wife of an
American official in Chi ua, writes to
lia f.:.wl.'.l I ' 1 .
i icuua ni uuiue an account oi a
cefemoneous dinner which sle attend-
ed recently. The feast was given by
tne "deputy" and was attended by
only seveu persons, three American
gentlemen, two American ladies, and"
r ri.:.., ' ' .r . .
vomicae ujcii, uesiues tne liost.
Describing the deputy as a "lovely
oiu man, me letter says:
He passed to me iirst a cup of hot
wine wiin a crraceiul bow it was on- l
lv after that that one conld sit .1nwn
He made the tour of th tnbU nd
! gave each guest his wine, accompani-
. -- r
eu by the ch
nates about the kip nfi bftlo n;ri
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tea set olate three ir.h in dl.mo.
er. On thesp nlatrv, vrntAoll r.
dinner excent the ami w,i,.l.
out before us in small hnWl P.nlv
one had his chop-sticks aud a two-
1 : I
pronged silver fork. In a few mo-
meuts,asMrs. M. and 1 could not
iisehem vnrvwpll WO woro;.,J
own forks aud knives. At ech place
was a big pile of melon and apricot
cl. o.wi u;a ..:i ...... -i....- kj
uuu into imc wa lenieuraiicu
constantly during the four hours' we
.i.hu..m. i -
i vi k ay iiMs, iauir;. xiciH CCU lilt UUUjTea I
everybody was cracking and eating
nwiiv nt tliA molmi CMHlc ti, .
not very good, of course, vet it was
amusing to nibble at them, and they
came in hot from the oven, aud on
the whole did not taste badly. On
the table when we sat down were
eight dishes of preserved fruit of dif -
ferent kinds. They were all on those
small dishes, but put one on top of
the other to make a kind of pyramid;
and in a row along the center of th5
table were other dish lar-er in sizfe
and hdldin the more substantial
things. On one were slices of lobster
aud salted walnutsvery good, both
of them. Ou another were troose eiz-
zards cut in thin slices. On another
shrimp salid, and an anothej: thin
slices of chicken. These were all
meant to give appetite for the dinner
which followed. I sat next to the old
deputy aud he helped me from all the
different dishes within his reach on-
ly a mouthful or so from each, though.
W hen we had tried all these things
the first course was brought on, and,
as I suppose you imagine, it was
44 bird's uest soup," aud very good too.
We have nothing like it at home. Af
ter that we had stewed chicken with
young onion sprouts. The third course
was cold mutton served with raw tur
nip cut in long, thin strips.
Fourth, awfully good, was pigeon
eggs in a kind of acid soup.
Fifth, cucumbers stuffed with chopp
Sixth, roast chicken served in very
small bits with mushrooms.
Seventh, sharks' fins.
Eighth, mutton dumplings.
f After that there was a little rest,
anu we waikeu aoout ttie gartleu, go-
ing to work again after a half-hour. J
Ninth, pork soup.
Tenth, stewed mussels.
Eleventh, champignons and spinach
Twelfth, ham in slices.
Thirteenth, stewed pigeons and
Fifteenth, the muscles or fibers of
Sixteenth, sea slugs (something aw
ful to look at, just like leaches with
pimples on them.)
Seventeenth, mushrooms aiid bam
boo sprouts made together.
Eighteenth, cakes and bitter almond
Nineteenth, an entire roast pig.
It was brought on and then taken
away and carved for us. I thought
the dinner at an end when we had
the cakes, aud was taken aback to see
this animal make its appearance.
They served first the crack or skin.
It was a No. 1, aud we began, each,
toeat anew ; second, they served the
lean meat; third, they served some
fit, and then something else, all four
from the pig.
! Twentieth, rice, with chicken soup,
salted cabbage, salt beau curd, ches-
in-chins (bow) from both 813 riea luw ine uPPer entrance.ot tue J "roy, " BU' "vcr coius may
re each guest were three 020011 w,tn a Iarge sk,ff provided uf as silver aoJjajvr Jr
nuts grown in water and I don't know
what. 1 1 - r .
After that tet, and it wa3 over.
This was followed hy two days
I SWING FOR LIFE.
A H7W Story of the Grand Canon.
iSHding Dom a Waterfall To HunA
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dred ?eH and Oimbing a Moun-
tain Two TAW F
The Donwr Tnhnna falla I
the Allowing .story o the Canon:
vuciiwuu uia urumer avuoerx,
the spring of 1870, offeredl to pass
wvvw uea uuwu me iriiau-1
sas from the mountain source. He
Uur oBer was accepted, when wc
Meet ot rope, with which, by takin2 a
ruunine turn around some firmly
. r . . ... i
planted object, we could lower our
bo .t a hurvdrtd feet at a time. In this
. . . . I
way, at the end of three days, having
sei aarf" mau" nunarea e8 we
reache(1 tI,e entrane to the Royal
Gorge. Here we discovered that an
attemPt to descnd the first waterfall
WU1 l,w-u 1U llie wa8 certain ue-
struction. and to return was imoossi-
i i wiin six uays provisions ana zuu I v rw"w v-.jmwuj ueut unca
i ' is.! , ...
lt - i. k J 1 . t a. ..I v-Pnipnpp nr (ho miKlm in Kta
oie ccoramgiy, a aeierminea 10
lower mv brother down the fall in
the boat a tanoe ot 20U lect,
g v e him the rope, and let
I I 1 a I 1 f . t
n,in Wke "cnance ot tne canon
K,ife 8eemed more certain in that
u,recuon wnue a wouiu riSK my
physical ability -to climb the canon
wh,ch about. 2,000 feet
n,gn; .... .
About 1U 0 c,ock ,n tne morning 1
shook hands with my brother, lower-
ed himin the boat safely to the foot
of the fall, gave him the rope and
"fff "w tuwc' fw.WIUB
W nat ana anQ
str,PPing the socks flom mY feet 1
commenced my climbing way, often
reaclling lhe height of one or two
,,undred only. to be compelled tnrouLh witJl Ma flwo There
I x i a i .l ails O "
0 rnjo iry some ouier way.
length, about 4 o clock 10 the after-
noon' reached a UP"
sraoom 0:11,011 wal1 01 aD0Ut a u,ou-
P0 Here my farther progress
was J 8"C1VIU6 wiad bnlv stooned shooUn? when the
1. ik.i a r ik.
side a fbot or more. To advance was
without hope ; to return, certain
death. Reaching upward and out
ward,! grasped the arm ofthe ledge
with one hand aud then with the oth-
er, my feet slipped from the smooth
sde ofthe canon, and my body hung
suspended in the air a thousand feet
above the roaring waters of the
. . i ' a t i i i i
At that moment, I looked down-
, . , T ii
ward to measure the d.stancel would
have to fall when the strength of my
arms gave out. A stinging sensation
crept through my hair, as my eye
caught the strong root of a cedar
K..l. Kf ,.:f- Ua
bush that projected out over the
'edge, a little beyond my reach. My
P K -A ,oD
fe"0!' "1"'" u '""fe1-
fast yielding to the weight of my per-
best effort to raise by body and throw
it sideways toward the root, so as to
bring it within my grasp. At the
moment of commencing the effort, I
saw my moiiier s iace as sne icauea
out over the ledge, reached down her
hand and caught me by the hair.
Stranger, my mother died while yet a
young woman, when I and my broth-
.11 ! I i i
er were. small boys, ! remembered her
face. I was successful in making the
side lean of mv arms, when I drew
a! -C 1 1 '. J 1 1.
a mue. from. nere uunaru mv uiiuju -
ing way was laborious, but less dan-
gerous. : I reachetl the lop ofthe can-
onjus asthesun was sinking down
behiud the snowy rane, and hasten-
ed to our camp at the mouth of the
canon, where I found my brother aH
safe. 'Charley said he, 'have -you
had your head in a flour sack?' It
was then I discovered that , my hair I
was as white as you see it uw,'
A young lady while on her way to
be married was run over and killed,
A confirmed old maid savagely re-
marked:, "She has avoided a morel
lingering and horrible fate."
1 An Inoontexience Remedied. c i
-- yv .
Why there should have been a differ
ence made by the Government' in; its1
trcatmntof its own. coins, oneof!
ihe conundrums that are h re inrutt
finding out. A very great difference
however, has becn made, and litis iV
U y now done away with. AH silver1
coins iuereatter are on an equality.
mat '.'- i . . - -, .!; -(. t
T 5" 7 PaSSed b'-V?K.7
. f f ? ;V"-"
d,f r lawful money, and to,
wke eh cows a legal tender in all
Sums liOt exceeding fpn alUra .wm
j o -
sinei byl President on MoSday.
f -rMunuwiwj urwvcc...
trouble ho . one, lor the Upited '
r i - uuj awkwui.
Trea&urer will take large or mall
silver oin, eveur the three cent pieces,
aif S'f greenuacKs in place ofthem.
... . , .
j. ; . j , ,.
exceea n aouars.
I AS 8Uvcr nas oeconae cqmparaliye-
i2 i.li ! - . . . 1
ljri P,ePlJ 8raau 00108 nave become
sc?rcej to . the great inconvenience o1
i i . ., . -
f .leop;e, especially oi inose wh
l,fa 10 wspapers. iftriecre.
W f xreasury nas announced
that he will give small notes in ex- :
doubtless at once see to the con-
n r. Tr ; x lulolu.
I Fatal IbTjeoKo Fxoht. Say a a-
nah, Ga., Juoa 5, 1879.A Aerrible
riot took place gp afternoon at Mc
intosh, Liberty county, a station on
the Atlantic and Hiilf Pail 'ma I Ka.
tween a party of negro excursionists, '
riom Bryan county, and negores be-
longing in Mcintosh. The trouble
begaQ in a fight tWo
4herupon John Randall the cap--
laiu fanegro militia company from
Bryan county, which company form.
ed a part of the excursion party, or- -
dered a charge. Tlmcomnanv olC
ek the order, bayonetting everybody
4ithin reach, the captain himsel
kIiIin Qn& msin bv running Ln
.pten excitemnt. at thig otjtrage ,
nd Ae Mcintosh negroes rallied and
!rove the military company into the
ckrs. boened fire on them, killed four
M d ounded a , argenurnbelrof othe
train; was drawn out of range. They
tried ito prevent the train from leaving :
by tearing up the railroad track, but j
failed. All the parties engaged werei
j How the Bible Circulate.
Very few persons have any distinct
idea in regard to the circulation of .
the Bible in these latter days. Pro-'
bably not one in a . hundred could
, J ,. , , j
make anything but the moat vague
.f ked Ptatc in ,
how imany copies have been put into
circulation within the years of the pK
sent century. The English Printing
gives the following figut; 7 -
American Bible Society .. ia3,000,000
Brittigh and Forcien Bible Society 82.000.000
Scottish National Bible Society. ,7W,000
ioernian uiuie oocieiy ,iw,uw
Danish Bible Society,...
Swedish Bible Society
Swiss Bible Societies
French Bible Societies....
Netherland Bible Societies
' . .
! If wc include with the above tje
issues of the yarioua missionary .' so
cieties, and of private publishers," we
shall have, perhaps, not less 'than
J.60,000,000 as the total for the cen
tury thus far. The figures are large
enough to !ow.tlwt a great work ii
i rr' i j '
I I tvo newslmvii were Ktnndinrr in
0nt of a Houston cigar store when
one oftbem the other. llave
got three cents f "Yes." "Well,
r..a rot two rtmt
j. v . -aM fivA Wnt
f - M - - . a,. . A
cigar." "All right' says
No. 2, handing out the money. He
enters the cigar store, procures , th
bigar (on credit possibly,) lights it And
puffi with a great deal of satUfactton,
f'Come, now, give us a pull," says No
2; t4l furnished more thau half the
money." "I know ttVsaid the smokr
er, "but then I'm president, . and
von are only a stockholder :.vou can
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