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SAUSBIFEYt N; 2C, HAY 6, 188L
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1 The Loom of Life.
All day all night, I can bear the fir
Of the loom of life, and xear and far.
t thrills with the deep and muffled sound
ja tirelesstlie wheels go always round;
' ' . '
Busily, ceaselessly, goes the lotnT
In the light of doy and the rsidrnghtt
And the wheels are turning early and late
And the wheel is wound in the wai-p of fate
Cliek, clickj there's a thread of We wore
m,. - j -- - r- r
Click, click f another of wrong and sm
What a checkered thing this life Will be
When wc sj& it unrolled in eternity I
When shall ! hia wonderfnl web be done ?
In a thousand years, perhaps, or one,
Or to-niorrow. Who knoweth ? jJJot thou
- jBor i , j
But the wheel turn' on and the shuttles fly.
'K ' ' '. ' -v
Ahv 8ad-eye(i weavers, the years a -e slmr,
But each one is nearer the end, I know,
And soon thjs last thread shall he woven in
Ood grant ii be love instead of sini.
Are we spinhers of pood in lifeVwel) say ?
Do wc furnish the weaver a thread each
It were better, O my friends, to spin
A beautiful thread tha a thread of sin.
Senator Vance's Views.
From the Southern Home.
Senator Vance being nsked iv to his
views of tilings in Washi?tu, replied
substantially as follows ;
The situation in the Senate is briefly
this : When it was convened tn special
isessiou on the 4th of March, Democrats
were in a clear majority by tho dath of
jSenatoi Cai'penter. The Pitt.sidfut'a nomi
nations for cabinet ollioera tiw several
Other pnniriii:t position- wie at once
confirmed without waiting for; the ap
pointment of committees, in order that
the administration might suffer' no em
barrasmeut. Then it was proposed by
the Democrats to orgauizo the Senate by
constituting the committees in the usual
maimer.- without which no nomination
jean be confirmed under the rules excerpt
jbv unanimous consent. Tlie IicpMolicanR
resisted for ten days by filibustering, in
brder tlmt their vacant seats j might le
filled, when, by the aid of MahOue's vote
thev woald have nj tie and their Vicc
'resident could give the'dscidiug vote.
When tleir snts were all tilled ithey quit
jfilibustei iivg and offered a resolution or
jgtinizfug t!ie committees. As these were
jnlMoln'ty infcessary - to tho titinactioti
bf the puilic biisiiisss, t!e Dnnciats
Imade no lo'sjection, and the Resolution,
jwas passed b' "the deciding, vote of the
Viee-Piesiilent. Wr, tle;i supponed, of
jconis?, that we y:uTd act on thii in:ni:ia-
tlns ftcut us niid ci home, as it had
fie oecn usual 10 cnango ine oiucers.
i .! ". .1 i .i ii'.. cn
jat a - i-'cre-: special- session. iat not so:
It appear..-that their uew allyi Muhone,
had to be pvided for. So a rest)lution
Kvas oFe-red to pi.Mn-a new set bf officers,
kt the head of the '1st being j trorham,
Mah(ae's special friend, and Uiddleber
rgtr, his right hand man iu Vifgiuia. It
hfiii au bounced that no basinestf could be
i'one until these oftkeis were put in.
iThis looked so u;lv that the Democrats
detei mined to resist it. WeVre fused to
permit a vote on this resolution," but
sought every day to go into j executive
Session liij order tiiat we inigut uo tno
Hpfiblic business and go home.) This the
UJepublicaijshave persistently refused to
;d-, leaviijg "their own adiuhirstration
?vithout support. Thus it has continued
ifor more than a month, the pemociats
moving toitransact the busineiss and the
lepublicaas decbiriug that nothing shall
be done uutil they pay their debt to
How long this will continue, qo one
can tell, probably nutil far- into the sum
mer. The democrats have a great advau
tange i: t:e situation, and sp far have
had much the better of the debates. They
will not b;Uk down, rest assured of that;
asid the pressure of the Republicans to
give waj-jis very great. They staud in
the position of men trying to carry out a.
bargain, even if it be not so, sind are un
doubted blocking all public business and
embarrassing their own President for the
sake of an! unrepentant rebel repudiator,
lliddlebever. They are in it fix, much
like the drunken man holding jto the post,
and we don't intend to liel them oat
of it. .
JJveu if the question of the Senate's
offices yris disposed of, their troubles
would not be ended. Far from it. The
vrar between the Grant and anti-Grant
factious would then wage fierce over the
appointments already sent in.! This isan
anti-Grant administration, and Logan,
Conkiing, Cameron & Co., will die hard
They are really afraid to go into execu
tivo session aud they are afraid to stay
out. Altogether, the Democratic view is
hopeful. They will stick, and we may
ronsolo ourselves br remembering the
old proverb, "When rogues fll out," etc.
A liquor dealer, who violated some
of the town ordinances, was tried
yesterday. There have been a good
iv number of such cases recently, and
almost, all of them have taken appeals
to court. News & Observer.
A SlWand Sure-means of restoring
the youthful color of the hatoisfaraished
by Parker's Hair Balsam, which, is de
servedly popular from its superior clean
liness, j aprwwiuj
THE QUESTION OP THE DAY.
Tbe Remarks of Sundry Con
tributors. Bow it Worl in Lancaster.
Mr. J. H. W. Stevens, of Lancaster,
S. C, was iu our city yesterday. He has
been a leading merchant of that place for
a number of years, , and was asked to
state the rcsoltsj of tbe prohibition law
which has been tried in Lancaster. Ho
strougly favors the prc4ibitkm law, and
t!e following are his answers to questions
asked bim concerning tbe result of the
prohibition measure ;
'What effect has tle profrtbition had in
your place, on general business t'
7. The effect is goodj1: - i
-4Has any trade beeii diverteil frouVyaar
place because it was a dry town V
N"o; on the contrary, many visit our
taw ii who disliked 1 1 xisit it while whis
key was sold, knowing their weakness
for it.' ' - - ; !
Did yonr colored citizens take any in
terest iu carrying tlwj election for or
against prohibition T
For prohibition: and but for tlieir in
terest, wo should have failed to carry the
'Yes they all admit that fact now, and
many of those who.wero at first opposed
to the law, are now strong iu their sup
port of it.' i
Is there as much or more drunkenness
and rowdyism, in your towu as before
your prohibition law passed V j
'Nothing like so much. Oar streets
were often, before prohibition, so block
ed with drunken men that respectable
ladies would not g; on them.'
'Are your people more, or less, pros
perous under your prohibition law V
Decidedly more prosperous. The la
borers especially, who receive their daily
wages and take their money to procure
for their families the necessaries and com
forts of lift, instead of -squandering it in
liquor-shops, as mauy of them did before
prohibition,' . j
'Are there any beuefiU outside of jyour
town derived from prohibition ?' J
Yes; many of our farmers froaji the
country were in o:ir town on tbe djiy of
election to encourage our people toj vote
for prohition on their account. Some of
these men are now sobar and industrious
citizens, who formerly drauk toeicess,
are prospering as they never did before.
They say they do not tosts either time or
moiKiy now o acf;int of whiskey, and
tliesj m:i were strougly iu favor of
whiskey liceuse at first.' j
il.nv much are the taxes increased on
account of the withdrawal of the license
tax from the treasury V
'How about your conrts ?'
'Our court criminal docket inow clear
ed iu about half tho time it previously
'Waat da you .conceive to bo the iprin
ciplo cause of the crimes committed in
your county ?' I r
'Did you have mush difficulty in pass
ing your prohibition law V
'Yes; at first we lost the election by
one vote. Iho next year wo carried it
byasiuHll majority, and this year wo
carried it by an overwhelming majority.
Besides, a hu-j4 majority of the country
people now favor it. ! r
Operation of the? Law iif Shelby.
"II. D. Lee, a prominent citizen ofShcl-
by, engaged in oauKiug, ana a cotton
merchant being in oar city, we concluded
to interview him en tha effects of prohi
bition iu Shelby. j
To the question asked him, if Shelby
was a dry town aud the effects of this on
his town of prohibition, he repliedTj That
his towu voted for prohibition four or
five year siuce, aud it had been what is
known as a "dry" town ever since that
the town had steadily unproved jin all
business relations j that trade had large
ly increased and property materially ad
vauced in value, 'flie moral tonjo and
character of both the town and surround
ing country had very much improved,
and that it was but seldom that anv one
was ever seeu under the influenco of
liquor; that the effects of prohibition had
materially diminished the expenses of
the government; "that this decrease has
more than compensated for the loss of
the license taxes. He said furthermore ;
"after tryiug prohibition for nveiyear
our citizcus are more n favor of it now
than ever, and if an effort should be
made to license liquor shops withj ns, it
would be voted down by a very! large
majority.' I Y.
A correspondent of tho New I York
Timet writing from Caracas, tells of
a land with 32,223 Generals. We feel
very glad. There are a people on the
globe who are as much afflicted as North
Carolina is. In fact it beats this State "all
hollow" as to "Generals," but when yon
come to "Kurneis" our 49,837 lay jVene
xnela cold. Then ire have a good sprink
ling of "Majatisr and in the "Honorable"
and "Jedgea" line the market supply
may be quoted ag good with "an upward
tendency." ?Eali for Venezaela and North
Carolina anyhow WiU Mar.-
. Wasliingrton Letter.
MtetiiTcf tie National Academy of JSci
eee$ Professor !ltell Explains His
From our Regular Correaponden I.
WiffinsoTOK, D. d.V April 22, 1 881.
During the past -week the National
Academy of Science has held one of its
semi-annual sessions in Washington; and
its principal event hasi been a lecture by
the distinguished discoverer Prof. Bell,
the inventor of the speaking telephone.
He recited the wonderful facts discovered
by him while engaged in experiments for
the improvement of the photephone, and
tlmt a vast number of substances, solid,
liquid, and gaseous, posseses tho proper
ty of emitting sounds upon (the falling
tliereon of intermittent ray(i of Bunlight,
and that his experiments, to ineasure the
emitted sound, has resulted in the inven
tion of an instrument styled by him the
j spectrophone that the! scientists say will
prove of viKliinable value in the field of
The academicians Went wild over tbe
paper. At its couc!usionr Prof, lingers,
said that, iu consideration of tho vastness
of the discoveries aud their ' enor
mous amplitudes, lie could not re
frain from au expression of his great joy,
as a scientist, thereupon, lie little an
ticipated such glorious results. Iu view
of thW magnificent contribution to the
academy by its honored guest, Professor
Bell, ho suggested that a vote of thauks
be returned to the great inventor, ami it
was so order by a unanimous vote.
Prof. Bell read bis. paper, reciting the
great facts recently discovered by him
with the co-oppevation of his associate,
Prof. TaiolcT. He illustrated his reiviarks
with diagrams. The following abstract
of his paper gives-the-essential facts.
He had previously ascertained that thin
disks of very mauy different substances,
emitted sounds when exposed to a rapidly
intercepted beam of sunlight, lie then
ascertained that sonorousness was, under
the influence of intermittent light, a pro
perty common to all matter. The uatis
factory results were communic'ttcd to the
French academy. During his absence in
Europe, Mr. Tainter, i at. his suggestion,
examined, in the Washington labratory,
the sonorous properties of a vast number
of substances, and discovered that cotton
wool, worsted, silk, and fibrous materials
geuerally, produced much larger sounds
tbjui rigid hod ic like crystals. He? next
found tliat'tbo darkest shades prtMluccsl
the best eilVct black v(rsted esecially.
Then he tried lamp-black. A teaspoon-
f n 1 of lamp-black was i dared in a test
j tuU. .u.a vspoSVi toall intermittent beam I
of sunlight, and the sounds produced was,
louder than any produced before. The
extremely loud sounds produced from
lamp-black demonstrated the feasibility
of using this substance in au articulating
(dtotophouc instead of the electrical re
ceiver formerly employed. Iu regard to
the sensitive materials, in the case of
solids, the physical -condition and the col
or are two conditions that remarkably in
fluence the intensity of the sonorous ef
fects. The loudest sounds -are produced
from substauces in a loose, porous, spongy
condition, and from those that have the
daikest or most absorbent colors, lie
had not as yet found one solid body that
failed to hecou:e sonorous under proper
conditions of experiment.
The deductiou from these experiments
is that sonorousness is, under the direct
action of intermittent sunlight, a univer
sal property of matter.
Prof. Bell made the gratifying state
ment that his experimental examinations
were still in their infancy, and that there
.vas no telling ' what great results might
Ge developed in the future. S.
A reader of the Philadelphia Press
pokes fun at the editor of that paper by
asking "why can't the mnjoiity rule?"
"I must admit," say. he, "I do not exactly
know why it is th ;t the majority iu the
Senate of the United States canuot break
this 'deadlock.' Is it owing to some rule?
And if so, what ? It seems strange that
a majority cannot Hile in the Senate of
the United States." And the Prets, iu
dead earnest, undertakes to explain the
matter by informing the playful inquir
er that '.here is no previous question
in the Senate, and the Democrats are
levojurjng11 thing4 there. The true an
swer is tiu.-'ii. s d b tiie old conundrum,
why does a bnjrLet full of water weigh no
more-after a five potind fish has been put
in it? The. preliminary question to be set
tled is, is there a majority? The Radicals
and Mahoue together jiut equal the Dem
ocrats in number, aud k U right bard to
see where the majority conies jn.
Travelers in Egypt are surprised at the
large amount of opthahnia and blindness
prevalent amng the inhabitants. Want
of cleanliness ia the cause. An Egyptian
mother, under the influence of a widely
prevalent superstition, does not wash her
child's eyes until eight days after birth.
By that time the organ is frequently ruin
ed. The teachers in tbe American and
British mission schools of Cairo say that
Egyptian mothers become invariably angry,
when urged to wash the eyes of their
newly-born infants, and can rarely be per
suaded to cemply with a reqet of the
1 We print to-day Judge Merrimon's
letter on the prohibition act. It will
be. noticed that the Jadge snggests
that so much of the act as makes it
linlawfullo manufacture or sell spir
ituous liquors is in force, and that that
part of the law is not to be submitted
to the people. If this shall, on con
sideration, lie found to be the status
of the matter, the effect will be to
prohibit the county commissioners
from granting licenses, and, as under
the general law, no sales can be made
without license, the act, may, notwith
standing an adverse popular verdict,
be effectual to prevent the manufact
tufe and sale of spirits. It is a nice
question, and - one worthy of - serious
thought. . Such was hardly tbe inten
tion of the Legislature ; but what the
Legislature means to do, and what it
does, are two very difierent matters.
Neics & Observer.
The prohibition convention, 39 we
anticipated, i3 largely attended; there
being 450 delegates present, repre
senting every county in the State.
Among the members are many prom
inent divines and distinguished pub
lic men, ami the convention will bear
comparison with any like body ever
assembled in North Carolina. For the
time being party politics are laid
aside, and the white and eolored
brethren appear to stand side by side
in the advocacy of the common mat
ter which they have in hand. That
excellent and sterling gentleman,
Mai or James McRae, was chosen
president, and among the officers of
the convention sire other gentlemen
equally distinguished for their zeal
ami devotion to the best interest of
the people of North Carolina. Sev
eral admirable addresses were made
on yesterday, and to-day others are
expected among them one from
Jinlgc Merrimou. The tone of the
convention is decided and aggressive,
and we may look for a hot and spir
ited campaign to be at once inaugu
rated in every section of the State.
Netcs & Observer:
The Lenoir Topic gets off the fol
lowing effusion. Spring pocty dwin
los, pales into insignificance, and can
not le compared with it. Let .Grand
father Mountain now turn his peaked
head westward nor look upon Lenoir
The Meiip.y Month of May.
Next Sunday is 3ay day, Spring's
gala day. 1 lie
'flowers tresh, tbe bloom and branca1
then hold high carnival, for it is their
formal, grand opening. Awaking
from her long winter s sleep, Nature
bathes in the dew of the morning, ar
rays herself in the choicest of flowery
attire, and is resplendent. u hen the
flowers burstout, and everything takes
on new life, a feeling of gladness and
delight seems to fill one. Wearied
with the confinement of winter, we
instinctively live al fresco, breathing
the Joyous bpring atmosphere, laden
with the perfume of roses, and re
pressing a growing appetite for green
fruit. The picnic season, too, ap
proaches. On a bright Spring morn
ing, they all go off, I he merry maid
ens and devoted swains, to some pret
ty place, close beside a spring, to
spend a pleasant day, and catch a
cold. An indulgent mother otiee of
fered her diligent son, who had gain
ed many medals at school, a choice
between a picnic and whitewashing
the palings, as a reward for his
industry. With a fine judgment, he
f-elected the latter diversion, Lenoir
Coal of Deep lliver.
Mr. L. J. -Haughton who owns a
valuable mining property at Gulf in
Chatham county, neur the line of the
Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Rail
road, has, for some time, been raising
limited quantities of the coal which
outcrops on his estate, for which he
has found an increasing demand. To
meet this demand he has sunk a shaft
not far from the outcrop, and will
soon reacli the stratum of coal. Its
thickness there is five or six feet, and
with sufficient power to carry on the
work, large quantities of the coal will
be raised. Mr. Haughton has order
ed a steam engine which will soon be
put to work, and it is expected will
briivr to the surface aboutiwenty tons
per day. This coal, which is of the
bituminous kind, is of excellent quali
ty flr heating purposes, and a ton of
it is said to be equal to three cords of
good wood. Mr. Haughton will be
able to furnish coal delivered on the
cars at about $3.50 per ton, and the
cost of transportation, depending on
distance, being added, many of our
towns will find it their cheapest fuel.
If it can be delivered in this town at
4 per ton; it will be cheaper as a
f hpflt than wood at one
dollar and a half per cord, which is a era mill, and they are among oar larg st
cood deal under the market price. mill owners. They all make money. Iu-t-
j vm;nn ' AA the boom in milling could not bo
j The end of a Carousal.
A North Carotmian Commits- Suieide,
From the Atlanta OonsUtotion,
When the Air-Line train came to a halt
trader tbe car sned Sunday morning last
at one o'clock, there stepped therefrom two
inen, whose able bodied appearance and
almost faultless physiques betokened a long
and bappy life, but when the clock Btruek
one the next morning, just twenty-four
hours later, one of the two lay a corpse in a
lonely, dreary room in on Alan t a hotel.
The two menwbose advent int Atlanta
was the precursor of tbe dearth" of one were
T. Ei Ebernethy and W. O. Raper. They
were companions seeking pleasure in tra
velling from one place to another, and as
is too often the case tbey attempted to vary
the mcotooy of. the road by drinking.
From an occasional dram they progressed
to a Bpree, in which they were indulging
when they reached Atlanta.
Disembarking from the train they sought
the Air-Line House on Prior street, where
they secured rooms and where they remain
ed, except when upon the streets, until the
living one leftj the city yesterday with the
corpse of his companion.
After being assigned to a room at the
hotel, they retired and were unseen again
until Sunday when they made their ap-
parance upon the streets and devoted tkeir
time, as it was shown at the inquest, to a
search for whisky. This, it seems, they
found, for Sunday night they were both
drunk and passed the evening in "taking
the town." About half-past nine or ten
o'clock they returned to their hotel, but
soon after reaching their room Raper com
plained of being sick. He manifested great
difficulty in breathing, and by his actions
so frightened his companion that he sent at
once for a physician. To Dr. A. Q. Ilobbs,
at Hutchison's drug store, the case was
represented as though the man was chok
ing to death and he responed, but soon af
ter examining the man he became convinc
ed that he wa3 suffering from arsenic pois
on. Advisins Ebernethv to send for aid.
Dr. Hobbs did all in his power to relieve
the suffering man, and by hi3 keeping up
an artificial respiration prolonged his life
for quite a while. Though fighting hard
to save his patient, the doctor soon became
convinced that death would result, and so
informed Ebernethy, who seemed greatly
By tbe bedside of the dying man Dr.
Hobbs remained until one o'clock, just 24
hours after he had come to Atlanta, when
death closed his eyes forever. Beside Jhe
doctor stood Ebernethy. looking at his dy
ing companion, whose death was caused by
whiskv. as he turned and uroancd with
pain, and as the last breath left his asso
ciate's body he fell upon his knees and
swore never airain to drink.
To Coroner Hilburn the sudden death
was reported early Monday morning. Sum
moning a jury; an inquest was begun at
once, but beyond establishing the fact that
the dead man and his associate had been
on a prolonged spree, but little could be
The principal witness was Ebernethy.
who stated that they came to Atlanta Sun
day morning at one o'clock, and that they
had been drinking for quite a while. Oft
Sunday they bought liquor and continued
the spree. At a drug store they bought
some medicine called headache drops, f
which they drank freely, but he knew of
no poisoq his associate had taken.
Several bottle3 upon which were labels
calling the contents headache drops were
found in' the room. From these buttles
came the smell of whisky, and the label
bore the following formulas : Tr. auranti,
C, 6 prts.; tr. gentiance, 4 prts.; tr. valtr
am., 2 prts.; elx. pot. brom., 10 prts.; syr.
siutipl., 24 prts., spts. frumcnti. 64 pts. Ton-,
ic and appetizer. Dose : Wineglassful.
After hearing all the evidence, which
was not at the satisfactory, the jury re
turned a verdict in which they said that
the deceased had died from the effects of
Raper was from High Point, N. C, where
his body was yesterday sent by Charles
Swift, the undertaker. Beyond what his
associate says nothing is known of him.
Pkogkess and the development of our
natural resources are the order of the
day. And in uo branch of industry does
a view of the present give greater en
couragment thau in the matter of manu
facturing cottou. It is apparent that
those who have deemed our native popu
lation uusuited for factory work have
beeu very much mistaken. They make
prime hands.' And those who have con
sidered that we could not compete with
the large and established factories of the
North arc also proved to be in error.
New England hasher peculiar advantages
and so have the Southern States. The
saving in freight is a handsome profit. It
costs considerably more to lay down a
bale of cotton at a New England factory
than it does to place our manufactured
goods in the market at Philadelphia, and
besides the bulk of our products can be
sold at the South, thus saving tho entire
item of freight. Nor is this the sole ad
vantage we possess; others equally impor
tant are well known and appreciated by
those who manage the Southern factories.
We believe that no Northern capitalist
has ever lost money invested in a SoutL-
sustained nulcss it was based' ozr EandV
some profits, and factories are springing:
up an lurougn tne South. This inspires
us witb hope for the future of Xbrth Car-
oiiua, tor no Southern State is more fa- !
vorably situated than we are for the suc
cessful prosecution of this industry.. Wo
are within the cotton belt and have1 the-
best climate m America. Livimr ehi-an.."
aud the people steady, iadirstriomr nV.
thrifty. We are the most prosperous of
the Southern States. Our State is cut up
wim streams auording unbounded water-
power. Prof. Kerr has mad a nfni?
statement of the power of oar rivers. Be
ginning wuh the Roanoke River we have-
an aggregate for the part of the river ly
ing in this State of 70,000 horse powev
which is double as much as the wholo
utilized force of the State. - - :
- Tar River hasjibt been; eawared, bat :
its force above the Wilmington te- Wel
don Railroad is not less than 8,000 to 10,
000 hose power. The Neuse, near Ral
eigh, gives a force of twenty-two horse
power per foot, which will inakeibr the
whole river and its tributaries above
Goldsboro, about the same aggregate a
Haw River is the only stream In this
quarter of the State which has received
anything like adequate appreciation. , It
turns more spindles than any other river
in the State. Tbe force of this stream is
not less than 40,000 horse power and
that of Deep River, above its confluence
with the Haw, is nearly as much, and the1,
total of these and of the Capo Fear, with4
its other principal affluents, will not be
less than 130,000 to 140,000 horse power.
The Yadkin has 255,000 horse power,' a
force capable of turning all tho 10,000,
000 spindles in the United" States. Its
tributaries would add at least 20 percent,
to this estimate, giviuga grand total of
300,000. TlnrCatawba, with its chief tri
butaries, will give more than 250,000
Wc have not space to go through -the
list, but the Professor states that the ag
gregate water power of the State is aboafc
3,500,000 horse power, and this force is
distributed over the entire area of the
State, with the exception of a few sea
board counties, aud is thus brought into
juxtaposition with whatsoever raw mate
rials or other advantageous conditions
may be found in any part of its territory.
This is equal to the total power, water
and steam, employed by all the manufac
turing industries of GreaV Britain, tho
foremost manufacturing nations, and con
siderably exceeds that of the United
States. -Estimated in another way, it is
equal to tho power which would be pro
duced by the combustion of nearly 4,000,
000 tons of coal per anuiun.
The time is coming when these natural
advantages will be utilized, and we hope
at an early-day to see mills dotted along
our streams and millions of dollars annu
ally realized as the profit of our . milling
industries. Xctcs d- Observer.
The matrimonial problem proves a
very troublesome one to newly mar
ried men whose finances become ex
hausted before the liouse-furnishing
is completed. A society to encourage
those who timidly hesitate on the
brink of matrimonyonging to plunge
in but dreading the expense, has been
founded in Cincinnati. It is called.
"The Matrimonial Benefit Company,"
and the members are each charged art j
inifiation fee of five dollars. When
a member marries, his associates each
contribute 'one dollar to a fund, and
this is given to him to smooth the fi
nancial pathway to connubial happi
ness. As there are twelve hundred
members, the happy man" starts on
.his matrimonial career with at least
twelve hundred dollars.
A tree bearing thirty bushels of
apples is really sustaininglialf atoaof
water, for water constitutes about
eighty-five er cent, of apples.
A brick of gold measuring twelve
by seven by four inches is worth
about $75,000. Such a brick .repre-
sents one month's product of one ef
the hvdraulic mine of California. '
The rings noticed fn the wood ef a
tree cut across have been considered "
an index of the age of the tree jcoun
tine one ring for each year, but thU
rdoes not hold iu all species. A tree
eighteen years old has shown, when
cut, thirty-six distinct rings? ?
In the vineyards of Southern France1
and Italy snails aae "cultivated," or i
rather fattened and fitted, for food,
and Baron liarthelemy prepares snail
svrup and snail bonbons which he
coiHiders valuable as a remedy for
bronchitis and asthma.
Nerve impulses are conducted along
thenerves very slowly in comparison
to the speed of electricity along a p
per wim. The latter travelsVixteen
million-times as fast as nerve impulse,
and y?t the nerve impulse travels
with the speed of the fastest rciJroad