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f:3 u ! rji X BALISBURTi H. CJ6SEPTEIIBER 291881.
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StABUSHEDnNTHE YEAR 18S2.J
RICE, $1.60 IN ADVANCE.
ioiCTRACT ADVERTISING RATES.
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JOHH S. HUTCHISON, ;
Monuments, Tombs and Gravestones,
r -7oK EVKItY 'DESCRIPTION.")" ,
I IUinA practical marble-worker it enables
y,iecminP ay piece of Trk from .he
SuiM.Ho the moat elaborate ;ln an art Mic
Sr U and i" guaranty that perfect Ml faction
Jjll -he gin to the moat exacting patrons.
i Call and emmine my Stock and prices be
frrf porehlrfng. as I will sell at the very low
t price. .
i Dwin'nd estimate for any desired work
ill be'furihed on application, at next door
: Salary; M..ch 9,1881. '
E. R. CRAWFORD & CO.
FARM AND FACTOEY
f and Caps.
lis lest BIFLE POWDER Kfle.
ions, wasoss Wagons.
jOj our own and Foreign makc-and
From ttus Finest to the Cheapest.
Bier Belltu, Champion Mower?,
JSalisbary, Jan. 6K188I. ' ly
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B. Vasce. Vf. II. Bailey.
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ATTORNEYS AND COUNSEIXORS,
.' CHARLOTTE, N. C.'
j Practice in Supreme Court of the United
3ute, Supreme Court of Korth Carolina,
Federal Court,", and Counties of Mecklenburg,
Pabarrun, Union, Gaston, Howantand David'
-i JSuOffice, two doors east of Indepen
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M. MCCORKLE TII0. f. 1CLUTTZ.
McCORKLB & KLUTTZ,
'llf TORNEYS AND COUNSELORS,
If - Salisbury, N.
tQTOEce on Coiumil Street, opposite the
Court House. r ; 37:6m
KERU CRAIG E, J,. n.fLEMEJiT.
" CRAIGE CLEMENT, y
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SALISBURY, X, C.
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l, SALISBURY, TV. C,
iPructices in the State and Federal
- Blactmsr aid HeiSersap,
Attorn eiys, Counselors
.5 and Solicitors.
OffllD.lANDRETH 8m PHllAl
: HIM 1 !
For tne Watcnmaa.
THE MOCSTlIHi STOHfl.
MDICATK) TO CUIST1jU( MID,
I stood apnVftpilnter'd peak
or m pwa eoutblaod mountains.
le easrle anxleic
A dots u r ano w-iat tounuio : '
T And:wt4 'Vime ecbf ran;
TIU the fed deer from covert sprang
VVbee iwltt foot buntera rail.
e rocs, wis cascaoe noary ;
Tbe forest, wtUi Ita shady aaeen.
Xlie snouners crowning sloiT?
Sut noblest, Inonr Its fellows proud,
Of e'en tae stonnflend fearleaa.
i glal oak tbere kua'd Ute cloud i
re tn anreds eacli thing; that gilds
uou&tato to thrfr glaaneas.
, - , Which fond tfieeye had cherished.
- ji Were levei'dbrthj fearful stroke
o siatrr gem shed soft its light;
, J7o moon gare forth lu biesslnrT
No sunburst f us ted moustala Utlgtit,
As If the world caressing; r i
No blrdrolce floated sweet along ;
No cloud rtrt shoWd the haven ;
only beard the tempest's song,
.. - And croaJOng ot the ra?en.
While round each peak, as if In wrath;
w as neara the nuniing tnunaer ;
And just behind the lightning's path.
The earth seemed burst asunder.
Ah me 1 1 then cried out In fear, . .
H ill darkness ne'er be ended.
When 16 1 around me, bright and clear.
And graciously, on cloud and sky.
r uoa's everlasting- tocen
Proclalm'd that though the earth may die.
ms wora snau ne'er oe orocen.
Rlverude, N. C, 8pt. 1S$1.
The New President.
Chester A. Authur, President jof the
Uuitcd 'Statea,- wasbonii inFraoklin
county, Vermont," Oct. 5, 1830, and is
now juU completing the 51st year. His
father was the Rev. Dr. William Arthur,
a Baptist clergyman, who came to this
countiy from Antrim, Ireland, in his
youth, and w ho became distinguished not
only as a divine but as an author.
Gen. Arthur was educated in the Union
College. wWri h? graduated in class of
1849, After completing his education he
tanght school two years in Vermont, and
having saved a part of his salary, moved
to New York and entered the office of
Jndge Cuvier as a student of the law.
On admission to the bar he formed a co
partnership with Henry D. Gardiner, and
achieved success from the start. Shortly
afterwards Gen. , Authur married the
daughter of Lieutenaut Herndon, of the
United States navy, who so bravey met
Ins dt-utlt at sea as to j uatif: Congress in .
awarding to his widow a gold medal com
memointive of his heroism and bravery.
Gen. Arthur held soino staff a point
meut in the New York militia prior to
the war, and during the war pecame
Quartermaster-General on the staff of
Governor Morgan of that State. In dis
charging the duties of this office, at a time
of much corruption and indiscreet; accep
tance of gifts, Gen. Arthur maintained a
virtuous deportment and left the offico
where millions could have been improp
erly accumulated as poor as was when he
entered it. On retiring to private life
upon the expiration of Gov. Morsau's
term, he devoted himself
practice of the law.
The Washout on the W. N. C; R. R.
Five trains three freight and two pas
sengerare detained beyond Morgan ton
by washouts on the Western North Caro
lina Railroad. A trestle 40 feet high and
60 feet long, four miles beyond Morgan-
ton, "is entirejy gone, and there are four
other wafihouts ofrpafer or lesimpor
tancc. The train 8 hare bean stopped for
three days and it will probably take sev
eral days more before the washouts can
be filled in so as to admit uninterrupted
passage. The rains which caused thesa
washouts were very heavy and lasted
continuously from Thursday till Sunday,'
The damage to the rpad is said to be
greater than ever before from washouts,
The Board of Aldermen,' At a meeting
on Monday laat, settled '.the'" Honor qries
tion for the present, at least, by granting
permiasipu to retaij liquor on Tryotf,
Trade and College streets, and fixing the
license at $75 for beer and $300 for both
beer and spirits, $200 less than Mr. Wal
ker (a wet Alderman) proposed a't a pre
vious meeting. When we get hold of the
Ordinance as passed we will pnblUU it,
and let the pnblie see its official! shape'
One of the dry Aldermen, D. P. jrlutchf
ion, helped to break tho dead .look by
voting with the wets. The Prohibition
Ordinances had long been a dead ietter.--
If W. J, Best is not .an adventurer on
the make, will somebody tell us what he
paid for the 7,500 shares of stock iu the
Western Jiort Ii Carolina Kaiiroaq, wurcn
were assigned to him in theiClyd
Buford transaction ? This is th "little
haul'' he made when the opportunity of
fered. He will probably go for!r bigger
fishes and more of them if he gets anoth
er chanceChflrJotte Observer.
Women are every whpro
recommending Parker's Ginger
lranEc thev have learned from
ence that it speedily overcomes despon
dency, indigestion, pain or 'weakness in
tlm 1ui4lf an il kidnev. and otherfrooblM
I neealhr tb the sex, Jlowe Jcmrnl.l I
a monarcn grand ana peerless
r cqj soon wild .winds sMpt
snuiTonoutc utenf in madness.
- The DaViw tkmU itty V Utsft If ay nuta
rWfug a horso anil carrying a basket la
liis hand: 8
tit a hoaselaBd-aaked
for a drink of water, and when ' it-was
handeil ' to himj be asked tlieold lady to
hold the basket; aiid'wb tnroagh drink
ing, told her she might hare .the bAsfcat
and rode off. Uponfiebing'lt slisV'faand
it contained a. babe, a note and ' ten dol-
lars,' also9 two changes of clothes. The
note'reails' i-M'ii"iij-at-j ;
"If this baba-livea One tnonth; write to
"L. U D? MocksvUle, N. C, and I will
furnish money for its support. Of course
these, are not my iuitials nor do I live la
Mocksrille. but I will hare "some one
there to furnish yod the inoney:n V
We published the facts xf, the above at
thetluoe; and.aa L.K p. baa not been
beardrom, thesentleinan who took, the
babe Iroilie old ladjpljecaaAfi lybe.Ui4
not want it sent .tai.tuet poot house, Aas
n ritten a letter to the Post Mistress at
this place enquiring after ..the man, with
a request that we notice U y, : u '
Mr. W F. Campbell, wh. o writes from
JeweJ- P. O' Stokes county, says the ''babe
is a flue looking girl nearly four raontlis
old, and has neper been sick siuce helms
had it." If any one kn.ows who this Liv
ing Lying Devil is and will give auy in
formation on tbe subject, they will, con
fer a favor upeu both tho gentlemau and
the child. It may be possible that "L. L.
D." is not a resident of Davie county,
but took this plan to dodge these people
and shield the parents from dishouor.
Let this be as it may, some one has com
mitted a sin that cannot be hidden from
God.aud. if they escape the scorn of man
and punishment of the court, they will
receive their just retribution at a high
tribunal for the double sin thus com
mitted. The Baltimore Sun says; Mr. Fred
erick Wolffe, the representative ot Baron,
Erlanger and his associates, who have
recently placed $25,000,000 cash in his
hands for carrying out plans for a great
railroad system in the South, is euthusi
astic over the future of that section. He
is quoted as declaring that ''the people
of the North have just begun to realize
that the South has awakened to her true
interests, and, allowing politics to drop
into the gravo with slavery aud re
construction, is applying herself to tho
improvement of her material interests
with an energy and shrewdness worthy
of a new country. Mr. Wolft'o says that
the $25,000,000 which the yr.licnto lie
represents is spending iu the South, is
only one instance; that not only are
many other Railroad Hues being built by
added capital, but money in large blocks
is being invested in lands, cotton mills,
furnaces, iron works, lumber mills and
various other enterprises. Mr. WoluVs
conclusion, aud he is a. shrewd judgo of
men and of things, is that "the South is
destined to supply tho country aud a
good part of the world, uot with raw cot
ton, but with cotton goods of every varie
ty and he thinks "that the sooner the
Massachusetts manufacturers realize this
new rivalry and goes over to it the better
for him." Tho South, old as she is, has
just started, in Mr. Wolffe' opiuion, a
new and splendid development.
The demand for room iu Atlanta has
been so great that an additional bnildiug
costing $10,000 has been erected iu the
Exposition grounds. This shows enter
prise. The people of that go ahead city
are exerting themselves to meet all de
mands. That visitorsraay.be accommo
dated a hotel tent to cover' twelve acres
of ground is to be erected at the place of
Exposition, and capable of lodging sever
al thousand guests. Tbe tents are to be
rain-proof and are to be floored. The
entire encampment is to be illnmiued with
electric lights. The interest connected
with this Southern Exposition is increas
ing steadily, and tho number of visitors
and exhibits will be very large. Wo
Again express our anxiety lest North Car
olina should not do herself credit on the
occassion, A poor exhibit will bo worse
than none, Our State will bo judged by
what is displayed. It is the best oppor
tunity the State has bad to ndvertiso her
self. We must hope it will not bo neg-
jec'ted.-r- Wilmington Star,
Freshet on the Catawba. A freshet
on the Catawba comes to fiuish the crops
the drought left,' "The water bad risen 18
feet Sunday ?nd was said to be, still ris
lug' at the' rutp of 9 inches au hour. The
bottoms were overflowed and the damage
to the crops is'said'to be very great. The
The pumpkins literally covered tho 'wa
ter in the channeL "Sample's mill in tbe
Hopewell section waswaslje3 away Sun
day, Tfie'heavy rain In' the west arc
the cause of the freshet. Cliarlotfe Qb-
Information receive I in regard to the
condition of Senator B. H. Hill is to the
effect that while the recent ant "second
operation performed in Philudelphht'for
an affection of the tongue was tempora
rily a relief and satisfactory iu its imme
diate result, there h.i since been a
change for the worse.- There js danger
that the Senator will loa: the' power of
speech. Teir-Oierrer ' ,y 1,4
England has it so' wet tb.at her crops
are bainsr drowned out. In Am&rica itds
so dry that they are being burned 'njn
M-rQMvjiT.-T. a ftvewra
.'31-- .... . : ; i s .. - .
Tbe BostQa Pptt freeTyMmits that we
have no navy, but prides itself on the fact
that1 tbere are'iS.OO&lirtsf bands (u Ue
country. To set them all In motion would
be equal to throwing Greek fire at an
eoero ' ; -.3 .. ; ;-y:HiA :
There la now no sectionalism except In
eirenses. When a circus" strikes 'Mason
aikl Dixoo1) line, even tb4 ' animals seenr
to know it, and they set op a tremendous
howl Jf tbe show is not divided into four
or five1 distinct squads. Nobody now liv
ing ever saw a whole circus in the South.
Atlanta Constitution. . ... . .
t Negotiations . Concluded.- ludonf
Sept. 19.Tho .3iwe'i correspondent at
Rome says : "Herr Von Scloerer, German
diplomat, having concluded "negotiations
with Cardinal Jacobin ij papal secretary
4 bfjBtotef farf the jreestjslMDeut . of the
German legation at the iVatican, started
for Vamajotf Sunday. ' . ! . '
Closing of the Mills Pkettv Gener
al. Manchester September 19. The
closing of the mills in Lancashire, which
nse American cotton, is now pretty gen
eral. Several manufacturers of .'Black
burn district have already stopped their
looms in support of the action of the spin
ners. A Prize for .ak Essay on Comets.
Buffalo, N. Y., September 8. Mr. H. H.
Warner, of this city, has offered a prize of
$200- to any person in the United States
who shall prepare and file with Professor
Lewis Swift, 'of the-Warner University, by
November 1st, -next, the best 8,000 word
essay on "Comets Their Composition,
Purpose and Effect on the Earth." Each
essay must be written in plain, popular
language, all technical terms being fully
explained, in brackets following, and to be
signed by fictitious name, the real name
being enclosed in a sealed 1 envelope accom
panying the essav. The -prize is offered
instead of an award for the discovery of
the great comet B., for which there are
nearly 3,000 claimants.
' Alligators in the Cumberland. -A
gentleman received a letter yesterday
from a citizen living along the river,
about thirty miles above Nashville, say
ing that he counted eighteen of the alli
gators which passed up ' the . river from
I Nashville about a week ago. They seem
ed to be making their way steadily up
stream. Considerable alarm was occas
sioned by their appearance, those in ca
noes at the time in the river getting out
of their way. No attempt was made eith
er to harpoon or shoot them. As to how
far they will travel, can only be known
from reports which may bo made from
time to time from points up the river.
NashviU (Tenn.,) American.
The Multiplying Carp. Col. D. G.
Maxwell a short while before last Christ
mas placed 36 small German Carp in the
lake at Elm wood cemetery. Tho other
day Mr. Thomas, an employe at thecem
eterr took up a barrel of water from the
lake to water his flowers. He was great
ly surprised to find wheu he came to look
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closelv at the water barrel that it was
full of young carp. Jt was not expected
that the fish would generate at all this
season, but they evidently have done so
and tho lake is full of the young fish.
Mr. Thomas estimates that some of the
older ones those putiu before Christmas
wefczlt aa much as three "pounds. His
calculations, however, are made simply
from the glimpses he catches of them as
thev flounder in the water. None of them
have beeu taken out. Charlotte Observer.
Philadelphia Timet: Senator Conk
ling has carriod the Republican pri
mary electious in a majority of. the
wards ot Utica, his home, and he now
proposes to boss the coming Hepnbli
can State Convention, ; He seems to
be one of the liveliest political corpses
k uo w n on this hemisphere for some
l.i i i i - j
time, ana mose who nave comneu mm
out of politics for want of power ap
pear to have been decidedfy previous
The Bartow (Fla.) Informant has a
correspondent who says he measured
an orange tree in Polk county with
the following result : Ten inches above
the grouud the body is six feet around;
about three and a half feet from the
ground the tree separates, making two
separate bodies, one a little larger than
the other. The tree is almost thirty-
eicr'ht feet hisrh. The 6pread of the
branches covers a tpace of about thir
Enfobcisq the Game .La wvA
game law constable has been making
a tour of summer resorts ana investi
gating violations of tho game laws.
He looked over the bills of fare of
the different large hotels at Saratoga;
on several, partridges were served and
th a Dronrietrs wero arrested. In
one case the proprietor in whose pos
session some birds were found had to
pay $500, Iu the Adirondack re
gion more hotel proprietors were ar
rested and had to pay heavy penal
ties. Troy Jisies. j.
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-Answer not a word when anjnstly
accused and you are the conqueror.
. .-. . .' i it ' . ' '. - . T :
Tbpre is more merit' In subduing a
paipn tlian in. aveng1," injury.
The Work of Dyurunite.
' 1 ,'e
ew jinder ground; in this county. 1 At
thej Phtenf x ;mlneHliree inen were
. 7 V " u.1mc piosion oi a ayna
mite blast, and one was severely hurt
by bucket of rock falling on i.im
and, in town, two negroes were blown
op by the explosion of a blast in one
ot tne wens being dug ob the Tiew
factory grounds. Of these latter;dedth
has 'ended the sufferinM of one. while
the other still lives, burned, cut, shat-4
ierea ana signtless.
about at 4 o'clock Salurdav
Albert Cannon and Ell had
charged a blast with dynamite in the
11 ' A rrti "
wen od section l he . fuse Oiling
il$t l hare; the? went
jar tot their .drills ex plodeoT., the ica b J
a u vi mc uiasb urea l a in el r IflCCS. They
were drawn tn the ftirface and laid
on the' ground, where Drs; Phafr and
rinK went to work drin
wounds. It was seen at onee that 1
wai . beyond human aid. one side of
his! head beiuer carried awn v. hie
throat cut and burned and countless
perforations in his face made by small
pieces of stone the holes looking as if
made by buckshot. Cannon was fear
fully, lacerated about the face, but his
skull was not broken. The torn places
i j. .
on ins nee it, lace and arms were sew
ed up, and he was afterwards taken
to his house, where he has since Iweeii
showing signs of improvement. The
doctors have hopes of his recovery,
though they fear his eyesight is lost
totally, ijie negro Lee lived until 2
t i .t . '....... . .
ociock tne next clay. Albert who
seems conscious of what happened,
says that Lea told him before they
went down that he had taken the can
ofT the cartridge and there was no
danger of its exploding. As Albert
was being drawn up, he mumbled
something about "it fooled,, him.
Whether the accident was flic result
of ! pure carelessness is not known.
but it is certain that had the two men
been duly cautious, no such a terri
ble ending would have happened.
1 he accident at the Phoenix mine was
somewhat of the same nature.though
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not so bad in its results. A negro
named Town Fisher, with the boss,
Mr. Mooney and Mr. Robert Hall
man, were drilling out a blast, which
had failed to fire,.wheu it exploded.
All three were stunned and injured,
the negro more seriously than any. It
was thought he had lost his eyes, but
Dr. Farr says now that they, are all
One day the same Week, a brother
of Mr. Hamilton was badly injured
down in the mine, by a falling bucket
of rock. His injuries are painful but
not serious. Concord Sun.
The Best Plan.
If our farming friends will hear a
suggestion on the subject of getting
relief in regard to the payment of
bills for commercial fertilizers, we
would say that the best plan to pur
sue is for each one that has suffered
badly by the drought to go to the
person or persons he owes and make
a showing ot his assets and get such
relief as the dealer can afford. We
don't suppose that it is possible to
get a general deduction for all alike,
for while one man has suffered the
loss of almost his entire crop, anoth
er;, has not suffered near so much
while another probably is not entire
ly dependent on his crop for resources
So you see that it will be necessary
for each individual to make his own
arrangements with those he owes for
fertilizers, either by compromise, de
duction or extension, of time. If you
can pay but little, convince your
creditor of that fact, and we believe
relief of some sort will be given. If
you are able to pay. half or aJJ, do so,
1 I ! j 1 II
and snow a disposition 10 uo an you
It should be remembered that the
merchant who bought fertilizers from
the manufacturers, and then sold them
to farmers, will also ncd relief of
some sort, and there is not much
prospect of tho manufacturer extend-
ing substantial aiu 10 .nun uie mer
chant.) But all should accommodate
and forbear as much as possible, and
we have no doubt that those who
manifest the proper spirit will get aa
! f V"....'. -If
mucn reuei as circumstances win
permit and justify
W e think the above plan . is tho
best one that can be suggested : in
fact the only one that will be serious
ly entertained by dealers or inannfao
turers. Each man must attend to his
own individual case and act for him
Wc have been asked to give our
views on the matter, and we do not
think we can suggest a better plan
than the above, or one that will re
ceive more serious consideration by
those interested. We heartily sym
pathize with the 'unfortunate suffer
ers by the. drought, and think that
the manifestation of a proper and
honest purpose will bridge over many
difficulties and aff nl relief tj those
who are really in distresa.-CAnr.fcT?,
Chemistry Kevealingr Forsery" In!
Chester (S. C.) Bulletin.
The recent death in our Stale Pen
itentiaiy of W. W. Ward, the former
Sheriff pf Williamsburg county, ,re
calls'the circumstances that led to the
discovery of his crime, which are the
nipst extraordinary in our criminal
a.nnals.1 . .'- :
At the Srrlner term. lR7o nf a
Court of Common Pleas for Williams
Vug CQty, j; II. Livingston biWfc
euit.against, Ward to recover the sum
ot nve thousand dollars, money loan
ed on Ward's sealed note. His Hon
or, 1, J. Mackey, presided, and, by
consent of counsel, heard the case
without a jury. V,,
ilaiuttff proved the execution
pfjHenote an d closed the case.' VTn rd'm
jnnse then produced the receipiif
AJivingston aated two years nrevintia
9 ei(ri.a,rr the whole amouhtdue,
pruicyial and mtesest, and a witness
testified he had seen the navmpnt
made in one hundred dollar bills and
four'five hundred dollar bills, to Liv
ingston himself on the day named in
The! plaintiff took the witness-
stand hnd on examining the receipt
admit ted-that it bore his true signa
ture, but solemnly protested that he
nad not received one dnlUr fmm
Ward and had never entered Ward's
house in his life, for any purpose. He
declared that he was ruined, and that
lie and Ins wife would be made home
less by a false receipt which he could
not explain, but which he never
knowingly signed. On cross-exami-natiouj
Livingston, who was an old
man, admitted that his memory was
very, innrm ana thai he had on a pre
vious occasion received a payment of
two hundred dollars from another
debtor; of his which he afterwards
had denied receiving, but which he
recalled to memory when shown his
1 he plaintiff and his counsel at this
stage pf the proceedings were in utfer
despair, for their cause was apparent-
ly lost. Judge Alackey. however.
whosej subtle brain and practiced eye
nothing can escape, ahd who follows
crime through all its windings, direct
ed that the receipt should be handed
to hini. He then ordered the Sheriff
to proceed to the -nearest drug store
and purchase a drachm of ''muriatic
acid, and a small piece of sponge. On
the return of the officer with the ar
tides named, the Judge said to the
plaintiff, "Mr. Livingston, did you
ever write a letter to the defendaut,
Ward, demanding payment of your
money? the plaintiff answered:
"Yes, sir, I wrote him many letters
but never received an answer from
him." Judge Mackey theu observed
to counsel, "I perceive that on the
face of this receipt there are several
peculiar brown spots and the original
surface or sizing of the paper has been
removed, except in that portion of the
paper where the signature was writ
ten, the body ot the receipt is ir.
the hand-writing of the defendant.
In my opinion the defendant has ta
ken a letter of the plaintiff's and re
moved the writing with muriatic acid,
and then wrote the receipt above the
signature. I will now apply "this
acid to the writing on the back of the
complaint in this case, aud it will be
seen that the writing will instantly
disappear and the paper will at once
exhibit several brown spots identical
with those on this receipt." The acid
was applied to the paper, and as the
writing disappeared the brown blots
were seen upon its surface and the
crime of the defendant was clearly re
vealed 1 .
Ward-at this juncture look as horror-stricken
as Lady Macbeth, when
gazing upon her fair, but murderous
hand, she exclaimed as she vainly
rubbed it, "Out ditnined spot !"
The Judge immediately rendered
his decision in favor of the plaintiff,
stating that it was the duty of the So
licitor to have Ward prosecuted at
onco for his audacious forgery. On
the next morning Judge Mackey left
for Georgetowu, forty miles distant,
to bold court. While there he receiv
ed a letter from a friend warding him
not to return to Williansburg, as he
had promised to do, in a few days,
for the purpose of hearing an argn
jajfeut at Chambers, as Ward had sworn
solemnly to shoot him down at fight.
The Judge's record, however, shows
.hat he Is not one to swerve from the
line of" duty because of an armed ene
mv iii his oath. He returned to
Williamsburg after an absence of five
days, and meeting Ward upon the
street! demanded whether he , had
threatened to take his life. Ward an
swered that he had, but that he had
abandoned his purpose. At the next
term of the court W'ard was indicted
and placed on trial for forgery. When
the vfrdict of "guilty" was rendered,
Ward rose and discharged his pistol
I twice at Livingston, the prosecuting
I witness, on
ip of the balls passing thro
He was instantly disarmed
II!. . If . .. r . I..
nis coui. iu1 was insiaiun
and sentenced to seven years in the
Ward was a man of wealth and
g0od stand iiiir
good standing: injiis eommunify. He
died last week in the penitentiary; il-
.imuK u uis career. hAimi . .r.
the scripture -.The wayof the trau
gressor isard." .
A King's White Elephanti U
London Daily Telegraph. " .1 g r 'r
Some ten weeks -a!?6 thp Kl
Siani received a despatch rtfrom one ,
ins provincial uovernors informing
his Majesty that a brand new deity
in the shape of asnow-whitA tpnU?-
had been captured in an outlaying
district of the kingdom, and VdAm
oally on its way to Bangkok. tiwVfi.v
amese capitol. These' joyfnl tiding
were greeted with undescribableen
thttsiam at court: aud the Kir,
Sce resolved to -start'in person,.a
cofnpanled by-Tiis foThifitersrgrand of-
,uv"g V4 oiM.-,;iim exaiiea ciergy, o-
on a processional excursion Wthe
object ofeetftfthe-dTvintf pathv
derm half way and -'''escorting 'it
to Bangkok with nil imT;t!
pomp and ceremony. The corfegV,
headed by his Maiestv. had
ceeded many miles on itsroad toward
the interior when it encountered tin-
object of its pilgrimage. Approach
ing the elephant with profound "rev-
erence and many humble salutatfonf.
i.uc Jiviug micii, uown at its leet and
revereutly placed its trunk upon hw
iieau ana eitner shoulder, imploring
Us protection and favor., paving
thus paid public homage to theJiuge
quadruped and received its 'blessing
- J nujjuauui I'rUUpSClS, HIS
uaajcoij uicw ims swora ana tooK up
his position on the elcpJiant's rlht -flank,
supported, to the animal's left,
by a high priest carrying a golden
wand. Thus headed, theT procession
entered Bangkok, where the new god
was.grceieu'by salvos of artilery tfnd
a general salute of the royal troops,
paraded on either side of the route
leadini? to the rmlare. (Tuvimfpcm
ed the elephant to its apartments the
King formally bestowed upon his sa
cred guest the rank of "reigning mon
arch," and decorated it with the
Grand Cordon of the Siamese Order,
bearing his own style and title.. The
household of the new deity has since
been organized upon a truly royal
scale. Every article dedicated to the
white elephant's u?c and. service is of
massive gold or rare porcelain, and
.popular offerings to the value of ma
ny thousands of pounds were deposit
ed at its shrine before it had been es
tablished forty-eight hours in its
splendid quarter, immediately adja
cent to the King's own private suite
Climbing up Stairs.
A very noted health physician says
if you want to be healthy and live to a
good old age you must climb up stairs
and live at the top. The stairs con
sist of but seven steps, and you must
make a pause on each step aud follow
his directions :
First step Eat wheat, oats, corn,
fruits, beef and mutton, plainly cock
ed, in moderate quantity, and but two
meals a day.
Second step Breathe good air day
Third ?tep Exercise freely in the
Fourth step Retire early aud rise
Fifth slep Wear flannel next your
skin every day in the year, and so
dispose your dress that your limbs
shall be kept warm. Bathe frequently.
Sixth step Live in the sunshine.
Let your bedroom be one which re
ceives a flood of light, and spend your
days either in the sunlight or in a
room which is well lighted.
Seventh step Cultivate a cheerful
temper. Seek the society of jolly
folks. DvMi't I e afraid to laughs
Go up' this flight-of stairs.,.. Live
above. Catarrh cannot crawl np there.
Catarrh and other maladies are prowl
ing about in the basement and cannot
reach the floor above.
Misery and wailing seems to. have
taken hold Guileau, the - President's
assassin. A Washington correspon
deut thus describes Guiteau's condi
tion the night after he was shot-at by
sergt. diason: -
"He passed a night of terror. He
did not occupy his bed the whole
night, but lay in an outstretched po
sition on the floor, and at t!me3 was
very flighty. He frequently cried for
the Lord to -have mercy upon him.
At one time he was heard calling oi.
God to save him. As one of,th.
guards was passing his celt door about
daylight this morning he heard him
say j "Oh, God ! why did I slioot the,
poor President? Bo merciful, to me, a
poor miserable assassin '. The n&assin
of the President of a gre.'t country!
could not help it !
Tho devil seized
j me and I was compelled to fire the
fatal shot ! Oli, Lid, if I was only
out ot my . misery 1 Take ue now, oh,
I Lord i Take tne lv,w