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BESTf six. cord. ;;
Illcliine : of Hand Use.
All Numbers and Colors,
i At WHOLESALE AND RETAIL,
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)ucfstcp ami tlien another.
ttVnu til longest; walk eudeU :
fmt'Utitch utid then another.
I fciutkthtlarg8t rent, is mended,
puMbrick i on another,
I i4nd tht highest wall is njade;- '
nppat:e uHu aiiojlier," !
Aud tht deeif 4t suow in hiid.
ft? little loral-woi-kersi
)JJy tlivi slow.ynt constant motion,
fayfe built those pretty isdands,
i:. fla the (tiithnt dark-btue oct-an.
I t piutiiatuwisloni natli conceived,
j-JIave Lt'en p:i tuntly a i chived.
fj' ' ' j L ! ' ' : (
tp !dohot look .disheartened
fb'er the work you have to do.
YfiSisay tb soeh u mighty task . -
iflou never can
dL?mou the ihountian which you feirtnl
j f IfVVill prove tit be a plain. T
'Riimc was not built in a dav.''
-U'he ancient proverb teaches;
AiicnXatuu, by her tiers find flowers,
I'liiilk' not jf far off-dy4.
; j lJut of duties hich are near;
Aii(i havingtonce U-guii tj work, -
;l'eaolve to H'iseverr.
, j- ; . i - IVjr tha Watcaaun.
flagf ov natter.-" :: '
Juxf 2."ith, 1670.
Iu our eoiumuiiica
iiii6f April we parted at the f4liig I'ot,"
wilkli u abf)ut midway the arrowsVl
liielifly oppit6 the "Rock House," on the
jBtslUKidet Aftet "rest uu refresh
iiit'iir," we CuntiniUMl our trip down the
Hvcr, taking in ou route! the 'Big Raft"
is nnple up of thousiimJs f cords of
iUH wood from the various counties ly
iuqlalong tHe banks of this lioble stream
Onllould Snppfst; that such an immense
decaying! timber wouhl gen
n inaliiiial diseases i but fortuuately
pit:6untryifis veryparsely hfettled, and
!'the;soatbwest wind which nsually pre
vaa jluringithe summer months, bear the
beasts! From the urontli of licavei-
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Ama tlie fniouth
of U w harrie won Id- be
jhMfleld for tthe botanist, Sdrnggist and
o vjery sinueh regret that
in hi recent flying trip to
y, did not . take time to v
"Falls", -aud-. take, at
lcitt, a lrd's-eye sketch of the nurronnd-
iuCouu tn. J ust belw t h ej4 Big Raft"
-briVerwdcns and makes a succession
offibals onapids, locally known as tne
"Little Fa 1." AtthU point on the Stau-
i1 Ji?hn FreWman is building the
leiau Mills and Wool-carding ma
j Al put a mile below the river cou
:;t?F adl passing throtrdrTri noun tain
fjeTorni the"(ireat Falls." The rocks
. ; ""I'goinerj- sme are very precip
; it$, soinof them presenting a perpen
diar frot of siiy or seventy feet. JThe
f)iy sid .trut; So "steep, arwagtm wsiy
ing wSthiu a few rods of th fivek
I m-Mi here U not so treat as we expect-
Pot miih rnoi tl, if any, than that just
iffve the Camnv. -The Falls and Nar
Wyf have sioiiir Iteen ttu r,H t f
I Igfttkerl and ! ithyopjiSur Here,
fif -w!f? HmV 011 Easter Monday
5l-K)Pul4in M; miles around asscm-
d s( ent the day j eacli one as, fancy
Maiijr iiiatehes have here been got-
P MP an! many
a country swain dates
lis weal or woe to that
fer iI(Hlay, when iK-iu-ath the shad-
l fom giaut rock; he "pieekly knelt
M w feet! of his irentle N'annie and tdi.rli-
I IffM trh; Otfiei-s spent the day in
rVHS and meditating ou the scenes
Vted j bat (he greatest lumber
?Sfd ii the exhilarating i ites ft Bac
Those days' have passed, hsh havei
Jle-pepfc have changed, Ki that Easter
V ijicatcely" recognized " as a lioli-
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a, v .e iush tiow a uir-
no tlie mouth of lTw !i.n ri'- n ltointi.
I ffreJ whicb taketmrel near- High
f ijfity Wliarieflbw-a through some
t NttiU?HS i can be found in the State,
ftj;icent hills are rich iu gold and
i fflf!" Piecious nietals. JiiKt. lx!nnr th
of rfjwharrie may be steu the ruii s
, i:r,'x fosuHerson, many years ago the
:'' (mini.. 'i! ' i
rus:,llcjtt of !f iti walUWebeenpull
w uowo .iw street stowed np (bat not
wm ed witb salt). . )Iicrc Ancient lawyers
J displayed eltquence, uml lioarv"' judges
! dispensed justko, the Missei Adeluide aud
j Lhzabetli Krou are niw ieaplug it Vicfi
Miarvest of coru, wheat and cotton. Here
I iu ft qaiet siwty eociosed .bjf a neat stone
wail, may be seen the . grave cf the late
Henry Delamoth, a; native of France aud
great uncle to tlie MUses Kroa. .. They as
natives, iind f ,ihe uianor bornfn became
the happy recfpientVft his; tintiU'iise ixal
j rstattvhicli they s would gltty 4-xclaiigei
i fur Government st-ciuitiei, 6itig to tho
ifficulty iu ohtaiiijiig gMd i tfcnauts
Atmut a Uiile helott iOld Uleitgersou, Is
land Cun:k emptK ti Its turbid waters and
gold beariug'tudri IjutotJietVdkltt-'flr
raUreeDeittWthe' Vtylkinls calleA
below; the mofith vt thVlStlrtielalr
Cieeliand its mauy tributaries have bein
immensely riehf iu gold, and nothing is
wiuitedto'-make it an El Dorado but cap
ital aud scientific juiuingV i At the jnnc
tiou of thU stream t!ie llie Krou have
fiue mills, Higher) up the creek Mr. Wm.
Carter hasiouring aud . ri8tmls,WHl
alo alsaW-mill. Cfoiujf down tho riVer
w piws Ulakely, a vteamboat tvu, call
ed iuto vxistenee b' the mUguided energy
a man who fc-'xpected td make a "bijr
thing" of tho luifagatiou. scheme. At
Swift Islaud ; we; jxrtuida print iiig'prcss
some valuable mil j; property audadefauct
cotton Victory which, by j the judicious
expenditure of uiouey, .might be made a
paying institution.! A few miles below
Swift Islaud the Gaines Mills are located,
now owned anil run by James A. Livinx-
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ston. Another noted place on tho river
is AlU'fttowtmyhose.mlialritaiits were iim
nyyUuVagoUwetrt off byi that Uieailfal
Kcuurge, the yellow fever. " hr
Below the junction of Clark's Creek,
Messrs.. ,Wat kins fc Andrews own veTy
disimble mill .property, a cotioiigiu and
stOreV- They are both entprSSg ' i
ness men and are 4oiug afine business. '
. The'distaiice from Stokes Ferry by jheJ
river to the Richmond line is about thirty
miles. The lauds all along this distance
are very valuable.. The water "".power is
sufficient to run the- machinery1 of the
tfnited States;;. The gold quite sufficient
to liquidate the ijal ion's debt,"and timber
enough to wear cfut all the saws old Diss
ten ever saw, ;'wijh' stone hough to pave
the highways, of !ie State. What the
people want is a niilroad from Salisbury
by way f tokeV Ferry ;T!agtovii, Swift
Isknd, Mt. Gilead aud Little's Mills to
lWkingham. We are toi- pKr to bnild
it. We will give the right, of way and
timber aud stone enough to Guild and
hfquip the road, Canjt j'ort, through the I
olumns of the Wafchmanf induce some
feeott or Vandebilt to take hold of the en
terprise If this were bnilt, Salisbury
would soon show Uigas of i new -life,: and
her merchants and businessmen would
reap a golden harvest. iThe route is feasi
ble and could be built with less money
thajn any other route leading to the same
points. FronT Stokes? Ferry the route
would-be the 'BeaVerdam valley, theu'ee
through the valley of Dutch John Creek,
crossing L'w-harrie nt Old Henderson,
thence thro' the valley of Islaud Creek
and its southern trlbntariesby Zion ctiuich
to ft. Gilead, thence by the plank road
to Little's Mills, and ro oil to Itockius-
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ham. . .! - til KeMo.' .
Colored Jurymen inv Virginia.
A committee of the colored citizens of
CoarlottesviUe, Va.,U have memorialized
Hon, John L. Cochran, judge of the
County Conrt of Albemarle 'county,- re
questing him to so reconstruct the .jury
as to permit someNqualined colored per
sons to tako their places - in the grand
alul petty jury. The ground of the me
morial is that.the 'colored people caunot
expect impartial trials by juries wholly
alien to them "Jn race, color,"" interest
and feeling." :- The ti iaT'of -.colored per
sons by exclusively while jurwa iv do
lronnced as fiitrand repiiroTve to oidi?
nary instincts : of jnstice' ThejN claiin
that under the law of the State, as well
as trader tlifourtcentIituendm"e.tt, they
have as much riglt to sitiu the jury-box
as to vote and par taxes. "The judsre an?
swered the memorial at ouce and respect
fully. . He says qiiestious in
with citizenship have not
adjudicated, but he is satisfied the stat
utes do not give any particular class of
men the right to demand being put upon
tlie jnry list. The making of the jury
lists is a matter left to the; souud discrcr
tion of certain officials designated by law;
all that they are! bound.; to do iu the
premises is neither to include nor exclude
any oti account of his colof. j ' -J . '
Daniel Geary, an old citizen of Mobile,
Ala., lid both barrels of a double-barrel r
ed gun at a burglar who got irto his room
rliont 2 o'clock Thnrsday moaning. After,
daylight the corps of Jiiu Jones, a notori
ous negro,"-was found in art ripen lot near
Mr Geary's house. -Iu one of his ; hand
was found $12, which he hadj stolen from
M r. Geary's house. Although many of
the shots struck Jones, a single one only
penetrated to Ins hearty and innict the.fa-
lilt wuuiiui. r
. Mr Vanc'e; of North Carolina, h.ts ob
tained fntu the House indefinite leave of
absence oil account of sickness in his fam
ily, and Mr, SteeleJias obtaiuetl leave in
definitely -from "".Monday (yesterday) "on
account of important aud absolutely nec
essary business.' Cfarlotte Observer.
'Burning a Man All re.
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. 'A Droze fanner in JSashan - borrowed
COO piastres ($24) of retainer of Sheiklt
Shibly. At the eud of the
- r i
unable to pay. The
me your (laughter
dninnsnltinKth., ir.U i.tl I
1 . ... r'-r T ' B-
U?f ueami - asKea me aueiKii. i
sTherall cried. "Burn liinl. 1mm him !"1
They began to gather wood, wlien out of
them said ; "Why gather; wood f .Let
us use the the Americanfoil." They ini
mediately clothed him with a sheepskin
cloak, with the wool outside, and poured
kerosene oil upou him and set it on tire.
He leaped and screamed!, and begged for
mercyi crying: "Woe ijs tnc! Do you
not fear God f" When jie drew near - -to
death the Sheikh ShiUy ' said:. "Stone
him with stones." They then stoned him
with stones until a great pile r, of stoues
was heaped over himT This was done iu
the presence of the whole multude of the
people. Translated from a Syrian Jour
L The Emperor of Austria has just been
presented with a remarkable suit of
clothes. The wool froni which! the gar
ments were made was upon the sheep'
back eleven hours before the tile suit was
completed. At 6.08 iu the morning the
sheep were sheared; at 6.11 j the i wool
was washed at 6J37 dyitl j at 6.50-pick
1 h'"2 I),oct,iwas
at 8 W1P i WS
edj:at8;tbewri wis in theooni ;
ed i at 7.34 tlie last carding process I was
8.43 th shutfleVwefe readj-at 11.10 ; sev
en and three-quarter ells of choth, were
completed ; at 12.03 tlif cloth was fulled ;
at 12J4 washed ;fat 12.17 sprinkled; at
12.31 dried ; at 12.45 sh-ared ; at 1.7 nap
ped ; 1.10 brushed f am at 1.15 pressed
and ready for the shears, and needle. .At
5 o'clock the suit, consisting of huntiug-
jacket, waistcoat and pantaloon, was fin
islied. - . . 1
TitE QrESTiosC-i-4 lwgyor pardon,"
and with a suiile and a touch ojF his: hat,
Harry Ed mon handed to an j old man
against whom he accidentally stu nibbled
the cane w hich he had knocked from his
naui. "i none i uni not mirt vou. We
were playing too roughly.' !
"Not a bill" siiid the old man, cheerily.
"Boys will be boys, and it's !best they
should be. You didn't
"I'm glad to hear it;"i
hat again, he turned to join the playmates
with whom he had ber n frolicking at the
time of the accident.
"What do you raise yiour Ilat to I that
old fellow fori" nskeu
ouly 'Giles, the
Charles .Gray. "He's
"That makes no diffe
ry. "The question is
is a gentleman, but
rence," said Har-
not whether he
ler I am
fm Beatty Mathews,
of Lisbon, was
woug in his plum-orchard, some davs
ago, looking np at the plums, when ho'
came very. near stepping ou a very j long
though not very large shake, which was
evidently asleep in tho sun. Wlien Mr.
Mathews jnmped back it aionsed the ser
pent, which inhitifright ran np ntreenenr
by, from wldfeb. Mr M. killed him with his
gun. He measured seven feet and two
inches iu length but was (not large.
He belongea to the coachwhip, spe
cies. H artaw Brief Mention.
Intelligence has reached Raleigh of the
burning of the town of Whitaker, on the
Wilmington & Weldon liailroad. Nearly
the whole towrt is destroyed, leaving on
lv one or two buildings standing.
fire originated iu an old ten-pin alley that
had not been used for years, i
The Tobacco Crop. j-Upoh. the whole
the informatiotrwe fion all th 3 tobacco
growing sections indicates that wej shall
have an average crop of tonacco this year
as to quantity, and more titan an average
one as to qualityj if the . seasons' jprovc
propitious. . ,
While Saying her prayers Sandsy
morning. Elizii White, i colored woman
of Raleigh, suddenly dropped dead.
A hailstorm in Orangje lasf Thursday
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did a great deal of flamngo tp crops ami
left hail lying on the ground to the depth
of three inches, r;
We may always joke jwhen
easo w lieu
if we are always careful
re joke. ,
Be not proud of wealt!
i, nor com pi
If you, would lie prjngcnt be brief,
for it is with wordsva$ with sunbeams,
the more thev are cotulnsed the deep-
er they burn. .
A little girl in .Wilkinson county
Ga.; recently poisoned jljprself by cdean
injr her teeth with a-topth brush made
from a . yellow -jessamine t vine.
She died in about . t
using the brush.
pay you her dowry, deducting the amount "r "T," R , v lortmglit Since that was of rather
of thiMlebt.xhe faVmir consented, and 0,000 caojelsjand !r had the largest serio-comic i nature. One bright mor
demanded $120 a. the 4wry. Th. cred-v
itor offered as payment an order on the His nalaccsi were extensive and majr- ,m bnfoi tutt i .
Sheikh. The farmer refused to accept it. n5fi(Jnf nnU ,,i un:u l'ui. ii ! P "i. htel.the loitcrers.(to who!"
house and everi insalting the 'harem. KfSt ,,e !f"g uais. uunt uocks
This so incensed the farmer that he 8hot j An3 railroads, school-houses, and or
the ceditjnH ;The Bbeikhs J thenj asseui ' ganized an WrnVy of 5(7,000 " men. To
bled nd Condemned the! farmer death! Ulo all this feauied more nioneV than
General Lowrtnf tntf mewei by the Hertld.
!4Iii the 6r3t; place, said he, "the
KW' - H -
nut u loo IiAAMiJAn. Q AHA 1.1...... ...i
naQneyhenfor the benefit of
j,., "i.w ki:j i
. . : -i a - , v - . . I
la! debt wheii he Came; to the throne.
bis he jnxeasefl, first and last to one
undred million iounds, not .more
. than one-half of wiiilh ever reached
him, having topas3 through so many
baiidsl- j.lBocH;a''debt .to.onleQd.'
With iEiClald a jmrtl Struggle Tlie
people weie lissatisfictl, fand there
w ere sighs pf ajstorm. r Goschen and
Joubert, the English and French fi
nanciers wio came over to help him
oit of his .j3iffieu!tie$;told, him the
first; thing to be idbne "was - to get rid
of Saidik ifasli tlie Minister of Fi
nance, familiarly called Mofetish. The
Mofetish arose ; from the . people j he
was originally a fellah; but had been
with the, Khedive eef since he was
a Pritice. " He".' was a great favorite
with the people, who loved him better
than they jdidp the Khedive at that
time. The lhedive thought over
vhat his advisers had.sid, and, with
him, to think is to act.,' He invited
Mofetish t drive out wijh him. They
rode to theoutskirts of the town, when
tlie KhediVe stepped out of the carri
age, which jwas immediately surround
ed by a guard; and Mofetish has nev
er been heard of from that day to this.
Some say that!! he wasdropped into
the Nile ; others that he was taken up
the river to some -lonely place where
he. drank himself to jSeatW t Poor fel
low ! 1 think he had some idea of his
impending doom, for he came to me
the morning of his fatal ride and
squeezed n y hand as though he never
Would let go. ijHe was very rich. He
built half a mile of palaces iu Cairo
which were furnished with a gorgeous
ness beyond live description of any pen
save thatj which wrote "Arabian
Rights." Iu these palaces he had 300
wives, whoj are left to ntpurn his loss.
I do not blame the Khedive. Goschen
aud Joub?t are the ones reponsible
for tlie life! ofj Saidik Pasha. They
said "Get id lf him," and the Khe
dive pbeyed. ! Perhaps they did not
know his majesty's summary method
of riding himself of a dangerous man.
The people who judge the Khedive
harshly 1 of this act do not take the
circumstances into consideratioll.,,
mischances with fatal re
sults are daily happening here and
there. A IBostou butcher ran against
a knife that lay on a block, severed
an artery, and bled to death. A Den
ver woman caught her foot in a rail
road frog, and could not get loose be
fore a traip rah over her. A Vermont
farmer sneezed with a straw in his
mouth, 'drew, it into;! his lungs, and
died choking. A horse kicked a
Michigan boyliuto a deep well where
he was drowned; The shoe flew off
a kicking in trie in Nashville and frac
tured the ikull of a, baby. An Ore
gon girl swallowed her engagement
ring and lived only a week afterward.
While standing on his head ou the
top of a high! jet ce posf, au Iowa boy
lost his balance, fell jnto a tub of hot
water andj was fatally sea Ided. A
stone, thrown b;r a playfellow, broke
a glass from wl
iicli. a St. Louis boy
was driiiHing c
I riving. 'come of the
throat, and he died a
pieces doin his
few days a fieri it
great agouy. Look
the fligt of an arrow,
insr P to watch
a .Nashville vpniau did Inot see it de
scending directly over , her head, and
the sharp metal point penetrated her
brain thrqugli ooe of her eyes killing
her instautlyj ! -
Weston; is now engaged in a walk
ing match in j .London against three
contestants f'fot the long distance
championship of the world belt." At
last accounts he was one mile ahead
of.BrowtiJ. and forty; miles or more
ahead of the othfer two.
4 . m
n.guway itoDDerry la Hexlco. -
; Meilcan correspondent of the XT'. Graphic.
- )ftlii lately as .
i L: .
lyuucnej are not quite as l
in former days, but
the market women and housewives oft
the vicinity were surorised to see 11
.. J!-. " 7 . ' "
the greeii silk shades dropped over
the glass part of the doors; ; -As Boli
i face emerged from the hotel he called
pfi t t-t he driver, So' passengers to
day ?"John ritered one word Rob
bedfj "Were all mure7l?"rqu
ied ope of - the bystanders. "Maria
Purissima pray lor them," ejaculated
one of the women, and several crossed
t hemsel ves m u rm uri ng prayers for t lie
unfortunates, johu looked at the
landlord and pointed mysteriously to
the door of the choach. Mine host
approached, opened it, seemed to par
ley with two or three cursing, growl
ing individuals, then turning to the
crowd'smilingly , advised the women
to withdraw. His manner only in
creased the feminine curiosity, so
wi .res and maideus determined to stand
their ground and learn the denoue
ment of the affair. Again the land
lord put his head iu the coach, and
after a few seconds of apparent con
sultation shut the door and shouted
to his wife, who was anxiously lean
ing out of an upper window, "Send
down four blankets jor some kind of
covering." Iu a few minutes a waiter
apjeared bringing some sheets. Tab
leau : Four gentlemen majestically
draped in white emerge from the stage
coach, the women fly in all directions
bl ushirg, wondering and chattering.
It appears the travelers had en
countered two squads of bandits ; the
first robbed them of their monev and
baggage; the second, disappointed at
finding no spoil, whatever,, forced the
passengers to alight and took every
article of their clothing, not leaving
them their underclothes, hence their
arrival in naturalibus.
1. Resist the temptation of circula
ting ill reports; spread them not at
2. If you cannot speak well of an
other, at least do not speak ill of him.
3. Never speak ill of another be
hind his back. Why should you
consider his character of less value
than :ym.ir own.
4. Speak of others as you would
were they present ; speak as a frieud
of him who is absent, and cannot
speak for himself.
5. Consider yourself the guardian
of the character of those who mav I e
absent as you would wish others
gutvd your character in your absence
6. Whenever it may be needed to
mention anything to the disadvantage
of another, let it be done with truth
fullness, tenderness, humility, and
with the recollection of how much
has been given thee.
' John Randolph of Roanoke.
John Randolph, who by nature was
very aristocratic, resolved at one time
to inix more freely with the common
people. Exchanging clothes with a
field hand he 6allied forth, carrying
only a small valise.
A big fellow came puffing into the
bar room of the tavern where he stop-!
ped the first night and ordered a mint
julip, as he waSj"nearly dead with the
heat." Directly; afterward another
came in on the sanie errand declaring
himself to be "nearly ij-ozen t6 death."
Randolph stepped opto the bar withTn
order for the same beverage and the
explanation, "I like it." . j: -J j
The room afer awhile' became so
full of smoke froni the tipes ofyrVjsit
ors that it waS'taU&nlt to breathe.
Randolph lighted an immense nU)i'
tobacco. To the remonstrances of th(
of hers;..he repl ied ; 'in not smok ing
for" ( pleasure, but in self-defence.
None had a better sense of the rtdic4
ulous than had John! Randolph.
What this country admires above;
all thincs else, Mr. President, is "gritv
Keep i the vetoes humming ! N. Y
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Hon the United states Compare In Pro-
t?B m 0ih? Conntrles.
- n r f i. .
i V'" r""wl' ",e OI
" ' -u"u 4 " ', oy center,
a memoer oi the Uiamber of Com
merce, of Paris, is a v series ot charts
representing. the comparative produc
tive carjaci ties of the 'different civiliz
ed nations, in all the several depart-
T T PSr,cu,tre mechanics and
iraue x nese maps are accurately
drawn aud skillfully colored, and pre
sent to the eye at. a glance, the best
results of statistics. They are iutend
etl especially to illustrate the condi
tion of French industry, u but at the
wrae tinie they cast - alstrpng ; light
ppon tlie i condition of the other na
tions. i j j "
According to these maps the Uni
ted btates ; stand first as. producers of
corn anld wheat, second as to hay, and
seventh as to barley. They are the
first as to their exportations and third
as to importation. In their military
marine,,' they stand about sixth ; in
their merchant marine second, and in
total onage second. Iii railroads,
navigable waters and telegraph lines
they are first, iu mineral production
third7but in raetalic second. They
are also second in textile industries,
Great , Britain taking the lead, but
they are fourth in what the author
calls iudrusties of consumption that
is, sugars, beats and spirituous and
fermented drinks. England beats all
in beer, and Germany stands next.
In the comparison of the inhabi
tants ; having received primary in
structions, Sweeden, Norway and
Switzerland lead, with the figures 82
and 81 per centum ; Germany and
the United States come next with the
figures at 71 per centum ; Great Britain
at 45 per centum; France at 45, Italy
at 23, Spain at 16 and Turkey at 7
per centum. But of pupils in schools
the United States have 18 per cen
turn, Germany 15, France 12, Great
Britain 11, Itally 6, Russia 2 and
Turkey 1. Of illiterate inhabitants
the United States have only 11 per
centum, Germany has 14, Sweeden 3,
Norway 5, Russia 89, Spain 75 and
Turkey 92. -
A correspondent of the New Or
leans Item, who was privileged to
hear a black priestess chant a You-
dou incantation, says: "As arranged
according to musical .writers, the song
appeared to have been composed iu
short lines like Runic verses; but a
musical friend, who accompanied me,
confessed himself una bled to produce
the music to which they were sung, a
great part of it being characterized by
variation of quarters and sixths, of
notes, requiring a most delicate training
of the ear to memorize and note down.
It seemed that most oflhose who have
written upon the subject of negro mu-1
sic have iriveii little or no attention to
o . l
this peculiar feature of it. There are
little tones in the commonest rousta-!
bout song which are not to be found
in civilized music, and which few
white throats could produce; and yet'
it is to these fractions of tones that the
true negro melodies owe their peculiar'
wild and melancholy sweetness."..
Hooking a Jugged Fish. Says
the Warrehton (Va.) Solid South:
Near Howellville, Warren connty, re-1
cently, a fisherman, had his cork to
disappear, and soon found that he had
hooked either an enormous fish jor.
some other aquatic dweller of very
weight. On hauling his prize
. fa . , . f- . i
veu to be a large jug having in-
. , . fc
side a fish much too large to be re
leased through the mouth of the jhg,
and which had swallowed the hook of "
the fisherman. It is supposed the
fish entered its queer home when qiiitc
Although Congress has been in ses-
sion almost without interruption since
last Noyember, yet the noble, states-'
men.who drew six thousand a year
could not find time to consider a lit-
tie bill for the relief of the country
against the cattle plague. We send
altogether too many statesmen to Con-
gressj JWeJ really want a few plain
men who can bring their minds now
aud, then : down to a bill of practical
interest. .Atlanta. Constitution.
An Old-Time CUodj DneL
Among the many bloody duels oar-
record as having been fought 6y Con
gressmen was one in wMch Jtccs i
Jadkson, of Geogiawho had beeai
anJ Jwho mz afterward a United
States Benltor-iwas ; the challenged' "
party, f He wat "an Englishman,
like the hero of "Pinafore," by birihjl
but he came to Savannah when a lad.
studied law, waa a leadtne Free
Iison and fought gallantry 2a 4he
hroIutionary War. He killed Lveu- "
teriant-Qovernor! Wells in 1780
dupl, and .was. engaged in aeveral;i
other ."affairs "of horior," until lies
finally determined "to accept V-chat-?
ledge on such terms as - would make 1
it Lis last duel. So he prescribed m .'
th terms that each party, armed with r
a double-barreled gunJ loaded wltk !
buck-shot, and with a hunting-knifgi
should row himself in a skiff ti AZJ 4
ignated points on opposite sidea of the ' i
Savannah River. When the city clock , !
struck 12 each party should start and, H
row his skiff to a smalllslandl in thr i
mddle of the river, which was wood
edj and covered with undrbrosn. Oar
arriving at the island, each party wai
tojmoor his skiff, and stand by it foi',
ten minutes, and then go about on tuf ,
island till the meeting took , pUcseu !
The seconds waited ou the main land
ntitil after 1 o'clock, when they heard:
three gun shots and iound, angry cries. -Tien
all was still. At daylight, as
hd been agreed upon, the seconds
went to the island, and foond Jack:
scn lying on the ground insensible' 1
frjoni the loss of blood, and his anfago'
nist lying across him, 'dead. Jackson !
recovered, but would never relate his
experience on that night, nor was he
eVer challenged again. He died in
this city, while servipg his second
terra as United States Senator, March
1, 1806. ; . !
f The Khedive of Egypt Detost
ed. London, June 25. A - Reuters ;
dispatch from Cairo to-day says the
French, British and German consuls
I general went in a body to the palace
after midnight last night aud announ
ced to the Khedive that he had been
deposed by the Sultan and that Haliny i
Pasha would be sent to succeed iii in
unless he immediately abdicated. Tho !
ithedive in reply merely referred tho
consuls again to the sultan. i l
I Reuters' Cairo dispatch says tho i
Khedive has received the if ultina
order to abdicate in favor of Prince j
Tewfek, and expressed his compliance
with the demand. ' . ,r. :
A Cario dispatch to Reuters tele
gram company says. Prince Tewfek
v ill publish a proclamation to-nigbi 1
announcing his accession to the Vice
I loyalty of Egypt. Tt is believed !
tliat Ismail, ex-Khedive, will .ui !
The rowing match between Hantabr
atid Elliott was over a course 3 mites
. , , . ,
4ifl 570 yards long. Elliott' gotr the
tjss. He is a much more powerful ;
an than Hanlau. The iattsr beat
him easily ten lengths. He stopped
the way, his fask was so easy,
Sporting reporters say thai Such a ' -j
if irformance as Hanlan's has neTe ;
been seen in British waters.. The time
was 21 minutes 1 second, which U 55
, spebns less than the time of the Kill-
oii-nggins maicu. xianian is now.
e champion rower of England ' antl
The steady increase of European.
! itnminrrfitinn vnlmiiAa in lm nn ai !
1 A ' t - .. ti ... '
j ! i r.i
f progress of the country
ii j . , . . .
recovery of industrial pi
ery oi industrial prosperity.
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After an enthusiastic lover, spends
wo hour' hard labor over a letter
his girl, and then roars its beauty
y spilling a of ink drop on i atfirsi
e swears in a scientific manneTt for
a lew moments, and then draws a
f rc, around the blot and tells her it'e
4 kiss. . j V f
Ex-Governor Hendricks begTns'io
appreciate the! necessity of workipg op
Some boom in his own behalf, and he
tas therefore started on a tour throojh
portions of the West and Southwest.
eople of this country, quietly purau
ing t he even i tenor 'of theirwsy, neye -
what , day a statesman or .two
may call around on the way to tht ,
House PAiVa. Timet
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