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BOYD ft RE ID,
WENTWORTH, N. 0.
Practice in tho Superior court of
VOUEUT D. CH.MEH,
Attorney and Counsellor,
MT. AIRY, N. c.
Practice* iu the courts of Surry, Stokes,
Yadkin and Allegliatiy.
JF. F. CARTER,
MT. AIHY, SURRY CO., X. C
Practices wherevn.' lilswrvicns ar« wanted
&. L. HAYMORE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Mt. Airy- N. C-
Special attention ti> tlie collection ol
11. F. KINO,
/ U HA"SOX, SUIT OX ft CO.,
No*. 27 ami '.'9 South Sharp, Street,
T. W. JOHFBON, R M. 6UTUON
J. H. R. JKAIUiE, U. J. JOIiNSON.
r. DAY, ALBERT JONES.
a A DDI.HKT ,H ARN KSS, COLI ARM, TRUNK
No. 33* W. Halt.more utreet, Baltimore, Jfd.
tr A.Ttiker, H.C.Smith. U.S. Spraggln*
Tucker, Smith & Co.
M iitaftotuikntf wholesale Dealers In
/;•*. S. UOK.\ HATS A. Y/> CAPS
. I tlt.mura Street, I altlmorc. Jfd.
ti. J. d It. i' ii/l'jTj
Henry Sonneborn ft Co.,
WHOI. ES.ILE CLOTHIERS.
J# Aaao*er .St., (between • nnai- «9Sr Lombard Stal
UALTM 'ltf Ml).
■ . SONNEBORM, 11. III.IMLINE
0. WATKINV W. S. ItOBEHTSON
O L. COT rnn.i., A.K. WATKISS.
Watkins. Cottrell * Co.>
Import'*!** and Jobber* of
11,VIt1> \VA i t E.
1307 Main Street,
Agents for Fairbanks Standard Scales, an
Anker Brand Bolting Cloth.
st'yhfn Putney, L. // Blair
W. 11. MILKS,
STAPH EXPUTXE i 'ft CO.
fVholctale driller* in
Boots, Shoes, anil Trunk#,
1219 Main Street,
Hrpt. S-f l-tim. ItICUMOXb, VA.
J. H ABBOTT. OK W C ,
Wl,\e», ELLETT L CRIMP,
Wboleanle Dealers la
BOOTS, SHOES. TRUNKS, &C.
Prompt attention paid to orders, aod satis
Vtrgtnta Stmti Pruon Good, a tj'frially
March, 6. m
aoun w. rowaa*. KDUAB D. TAVLO ,
R W POWERS & CO.,
PAINTS, OILS, DVKS, VARNISHES,
French and Amorioan
WINDOW GLAHS, PUTTY, ItC.
SMUKINd AND ClffcWINU
CIGARS, TOBACCO A BPBOIALT\
1306 Main St., Biohmond, Vu.
J. L. C. BIRD,
W. D. KYLE & Co.,
IKPCttTKItt AND JOBDEKA OF
IRON, NAILS and CARRIAGE GOODS
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NOTICES OF TLIR PRESS :
*4O »* !V T f "t" 1 "'
policy politico, ii d derßeftes a lite
ral supp.irt. — Reidsvilte Weekly.
Tlie I (anbury REPORTER AMI POST
begins its tbirtccntb ycy. It is a good
paper and deserves to live long aud live
well.— Daily Workman
Tlio Daubury KkPoitTi.lT AND POST
celcbiates its twclftb anuiversary, and
witb pardouable prido refers to iis suc
cess, which it deserves.— ,\ews und Ob
Tbe Daubury REPOU . Kit AND POST
is twelve years old. It is a good paper
aud should bo well pationized by the
pc.iple of Stokes. It eertbiuly deserves
it.- Sal mi Pre**.
For twelve long years the Daubury
REPORTER AND POST has been roughing
it, and still manages to ride the waves
of the journalistic sea. Wc hope that
it will have plain sailing after awhile.
The Daubury REPORTER AND POST
has just passed its I:2th anniversary aud
uudcr the efficient management of broth
er Duggins cannot fail to increase IU
popularity with the people of Stokes and
adjoining counties. Winston Sentinel.
The editorials ou political topics are
timely aud to the point, and the general
make up of every puge shows plainly
the exercise of much care aud yuins
taking. Long may it live and flourish
under the present management. — .Moun
The D.inbury REPORTER AND POST
has entered the thirteenth year of its ex
istence and we congratulate it upon the
prosperity '.hat is manifested through its
columns. To us it is more than au ac
quaintance, and we regard it almost as a
kinsman.— Lenksville Gazelle.
The Daubury KEPORTEK AND POST
last week celebrated its twelfth anniver
sary. It is a strong aud reliable paper
editorially, it is a good local and gener
al newspaper aud in all respects a credit
to iu town and soction. It ounht to be
well patronized.— Slalesville Landmark.
Tbe Danbury REPORTER AND POST
has just entered iU 13th year. We were
one of tbo crew that launched tho RE
PORTER, and feci a djep interest iu its
welfare, and hope tlut she may drift ou
ward with a clear sky and asuiooth sur
face for as many more years.— Caswell
The Danbaty REPORTER AND POST
has celebrated its 12th anniversary. The
paper is sound in policy and politics,
and deserves the hourly support of the
peoplo of Stokes. It is au excellent
weekly and we hope to sue it flourish in
the future as never before.— Winston
Tbo Danbury REPORTER AND POST
cauie out last week with a long editorial,
eutitled, "Oar Twelth Anniversary"
and reviews iu past histoiy iu a very
entertaining way. Go on Uro, Popper
in your good work; you got up one of if
not the best country paper iu North
Carolina Ktrnersxnlle A eim
That valued oxchange, published in
Danbury, N. C., tbo REPORTER AND
POST, has entered upon iu 12th anni
versary. Long may it live to call the
attention of tbe outside world to a coun
ty whieh is as rich, wc suppose, in lutu
crals as any in the State of
olina, and to battlo for etrrrrt.pSficiil
measures.— Danville Timet.
"NOTHING HUCCEEI>H SiTCLMNS
DANBURY, N. C„ THURSDAY. FERRIJARY 12 18W.
How M Copper .fllne Win
The bifT engle that dropped Sinbud
into tho valley of diamonds «M a "glory
bird," aud it may be fiction that tells
tu the first gems of the now famous
Transvaal wore discovered in the crop
of a Sooth African Dutchman's lien ;
but it is unquestionable tint more than
one revelation of the riches of the earth
to men has bocn uucousciously undo by
|i'." w-diuid) animal. In tbia line
l(Y dtWirfl y>RTf "fng lias beaten
all competitors if what a correspon
dent of the Cleveland Leader tells us is
is true :
I have just returned from the shores
of I.ako Superior, where 1 spent somo
time visiting the copper regions, the
greatest in the world.
Throughout the rook, barren Ke
weenaw peninsula, good for nothing as
farming lauds, tho immense copper de
posits havo caused large towns to spring
up, aud they now give employment to
thousands of men.
About eighteen years ago a pig stray
ed from the drove to which it belonged,
and fell into a pit on a spot where tho
city of Calumet now stands. In rooting
about, it uncovered a mass of native
copper, and showed to the world the lo
cation of the greatest copper mine it lus
As the result of the p : g's rooting, hu
manity is now thirty-five million dollars
richer in the uso of the copper there
discovered, and the stockholders, who
led oy the pig, havo helped tho world
to this wealth, have received about
twenty-five million dollars for their
trouble. A town of six thousand inhab
itants has gathered around the pig's
hole, and nearly tw.) thousand men arc
employed in operating tho mines be
C«n«allnii I lie Squire.
'Squire Patterson, wearing an air ot
deep coticim, appioached his friend,
a-t. 'tyd lyijwitt ajKNiliimr.-
' leant u on the fel.' e aud sighed :
"What's tho matter, 'Squire?"
"1 don't know what this country's
comiu' too. What would you thin 1 ' if
your daughter should ruu away and
marry an ignorant hired loan 1"
"Oh, I don't kaow, 'Squire, but I
would not take it to heart if 1 wore you.
1 would try to think that it happened
for the bust."
"Would you forgivo the gill ?" asked
"Yes, I believe I'would. There's no
use in holding out, you kuow. When
did it happen 1"
"Just a while ago."
"Who performed tho ceremony ?"
•• >\ hat I Then you could not have
beet. opposed to the marriage."
"Oh, it makes no difleience to me,"
replied the 'Squire, "for you see, it's
your daughter instead of mine.—*lrkan
PoMtlbilltle* of Farmer**.
1. They have ten votes to seven of
all other occupations.
2. They havo euough to carry any
3. The can effectually put an end to
tho extortions of railroads, which take
one bushel of every two the farmer rai
4. They can put ten farmers in Con
gress and the State Legislature for ev
ery one they now have.
5. They cau make their own luws in
all tho States.
0. They can sccuro the same pay
ment per hour for hand work that is de
manded by brain work.
7. They can have all the comforts
and luxuries now enjoyed by the classes
whioh prey upon them.
8. They cau combiuo themselves into
a compact body.
9. They can 00-oporate, can stand by
one another and if :hoy do so, can rule
the world- -or
10. They cau ooD'inuo to be tho dull
drudges tboy have been, tho prey ot
every cunning politician, lawyer aud
speculate or in the land.
Upon the keys south ofl>aytona there
grows a veritable upas troe, called the
mauchineel. Any ono taking shelter
under it during a rain or sleeping un
der it when the dew falls is sure to be
poisoned. One who experienced it says
U "swells a fellow all up and makes him
feet as if be had been skinned and pep
pered." Sawing some of the wood to
make canes for the Kxposition, Mr. llall
of Davtoua, suffered from its poisonous
effect so severely that he refuses to bun
dle it ag-ain at any prieo.
A True (ientleiuuii.
A few years ago a yonng roan, fVli
iynably dressed, took his seat at tho ta
ble of the Giiard House, in f'cnitsylva
nia. There was nn air of »olf"M:i.*.iou*
.superiority in tho youth which .1 :raeted
general attention. He read the aionu
with smothered disgust, gave his orJt-r
with a tone of lofty ooudesocn in. anil
when his neighbor civilly hit led him
the pepper-oux, started at i>im for hi.
presumption, as ,V-ugh !: • iiMJim . 1
him on insult, hi short, a 11,7 .011 of
the blood could not have regarded a mob
of serf with ui"rc arrogant hauteur than
did this lad tho respectable travelers
Presently, a tall, powerful built old
man cnteicd the room, and seated him
self at one of tho larger tables, lie was
plainly dressed, liis language was rcmaik
ably siiuple. 110 entered tho conversa
tion with his neighbor, who happened
to be a poor tradesman ; and occasional
ly during the dinner exchanged ideas
with a little lady of live summers who
sat beside him. The colored servant
spoke to him as an old It loud.
"How is your rheumatism, John !"
he said to one, and remembering that
another had lately lost his sou.
'•Who is that old-fashioned gentle
man Ijfuiskoda curious traveler of the
"Oh, that is Judge Jem ljlaek, the
greatest jurist iti tho couutry !" was
tho enthusiastic reply.
"And tho young aristocrat l Ho
surely is somebody of note."
"lie is a drummer who sells fancy
Judge Jciemiah Black, who has re
cently died, was noted and feared 111
public life for his massive force of iutel
"Every blow kills!" said a listener
to one of his arguments.
On the other side, an old farmer and
neighbor wrote of him, "We shall never
have auothcr man as pure, kindly and
siuude amonc us."
boys trim will 4T.ike • next
generation could find much 10 tltidy in
the missive nature of this ol 1 mail with
his powerful brain, his simple, direct
manner, and his unfaltering childlike
faith 111 God With his last breath ho
took his aged wife by the hand, saying,
"Lord, take care of Marv,'' and so
Tlic PiotVuioiial Teacher.
Corresponrienco by A Colored Tea -her.
If teaching is to bo made a profess
ion tho teachers themselves must net
professionally They must act for and
with each other and not against one an
other. If one physician visits the pati
ent of another and tries to make him dis
satisfied with the trea'iucnt of his at
tending physicians or proposes to give
him medicine at lets cost, and proem cs
the discharge of the attending physi
cian, he acts unprotcssionally. lie has
not pursued tin houotable course. Ho
it one teacher approaches tho patron of
another teacher, and by representation
01 misrepresentation inducos the patron
to believe his prrseut teacher is not
pursuing the best or not giving tho best !
instruction ; or if he offers lin iucial 01 i
other iaducomcuts to draw away his pa
tronage, ho acts unprofessionally, and
dishouotably. Vet this is a very com
mon thing, so common ihat it calls for
reform. Let each and every teacher
respect each other, act honorably to
wards each other, cooperate with each
other, and drive from their ranks the
quacks who will not do so, tlfcu teach
ers will be rospected by tho people, and
the profession be established.
J. B. UoBEBSON.
POISONOUS (,'OAL WAS KIM. A TWO
YOU.NO MEN.—The following is clipped
from the Lynchburg Virginian of the
2Cth instant :
Great excitement prevailed in Wytlie
villo Saturday morning, when twoyoung
men were found dead iu a house owned
by Mr. Ewald, having been suffocated
with coal gas. Our informant was un
able to obtain full particulars, but states
that the two young men, Thomas Ver
non and—Walton, retired about 10
o'clock Friday night, and left a coal lire
burumg iu tho stove. Saturday morn
ing one of them was fouud in tho hall
and tho other one on the floor of the
room, which would indicate that they
awoke during the night, realized that
they were being suffocated with gas and
ondeavored to reach a place where they
could brcatho fresh air. They were the
only occupants of tho house.
Pomdexter Ptinn, who is making such
a good run for U- S. Senator from Ar
kansas, is a nativo of Wak; county, N.
C., says the Raleigh Viiitur.
j t" Indian Talc » the Utilise.
-j A recent writer fives us tlio follow
i- iiig version of the Jim], which he says
i-U* believed in the Kast Indies: In Kast
s India (here is a legend that ago
1 mankind became so very bad that find
u determined to destroy all except just
r j enough to begin with now. Tho excep
,l | lions were mostly perserved, along with
n pairs of all sorts of Animals, in a golden
s j palace on a mountain top. A boy and
1 V jrit 4 .! mu gf parents who %*,>
>f cr good nor bad," bad been previously
li onrricd offby an angel from tboir revpec
i | live homes on the day of tboir birth,
a ' and were brought up in a crystal palace
. suspendea in mid air, where they trcro
I I tended by a mute figure of gold. Wliru
- ; they grow uj> they woru married, and a
i girl was born to them. The destrn- ti u
- ,of the wicked having been effected by
•, fire, the earth was tli r by greatly srnlr
-1 j died. So giants wen. sent to wash it
- clean. They used so much water that
i | a deluge was produced, and the water
j | rose so high that the gulden palace and
t ■ its inmates were in danger of being sub
CoJ. tlcl'liirc Arrenlcil.
Col. A. K. McClurc, editor of the
; Philadelphia Times, who pissed through
j the Mate about two weeks ago entroute
j for New Orleans, was arrested on his ar-
I rival ill that city at the instance of M.
A. Dauphin. I lie trouble comes from
j an article published in the Times con
' | corning Mr. Dauphin and his connect ion
j with the Louisiana S'ato Lottery.
Dauphin sues for SIOO,OOO.
About this unpleasant affair the
Charleston ~\rw3 mil Courier says :
l | The arrest of Col. A. K. JlcClue in
' j New Orleans, at the instance of .Mr.
j Dauphin, the manager of tbo Louisaui
I Lottcrv Company, is as unpleasant a
j surprise to the people of the South as it
could have btcn to Col. McClurc him
self. Mr. Dauphin probably congratu
lates himself upon having his distin
£'l> ;|d\el iM — -ur!i ofe - -,
I and jurors,* not to say j'l L.-;, »uo can
1 bo controlled by tbo Lott-jry Coiiipanv;
but the people of New Orleans and of
Louisiana have no reason to share in
his satisfaction. It will be to their in
terest in every way to see to it tint the
1 j objects of the arrest shall not bo accom
plished, and that the insult and injury
attempted to bo inflict- d upon their
friendly visitot shall bo atoned for as
far as possibly.
The Spted ul' Thought.
Many peoj le have noticed the remark
able quicknesi of thought in dreaming,
how a long story, with many details and
extending ovor a great period of tiuio.
will flash through the mind in a few inin
i utos, but they seldom have any means
of even approximately measuring tbo i
quickness with which they sometimes
dream. There is now going the rounds
of tlio press a story puiportiug to tell,
the dream of a railway engineer, which, |
if true, aiToi as a means of measurement, j
and the story itself bus every appear* i
j 'luce of being a genuine relation of ex- j
! perienee. Tne engineer h;.d been with- ■
| out sle -p and on duty for many hours j
and at last fell u.sltvp on Ins post. Then |
he dreamed quite au elaborate story of I
an accident resulting from a confusion ]
of tiaiu orders ; how he studied over the ;
j words of the dispatch, trying to make j
| out their meaning, and then how, his j
; tram coming into collision with anotiior, j
! Ue was thiowu into the sir and dropped j
j hack into his so it in the cab with bis |
baud on the throttle. At this instant :
consciousness returned, and he found
that il was all a dream, and that al
though his train was traveling at the
rate of forty-live miles an hour, it lad
| gone only two hundred and fifty feet
while the dream was ] assing through bis
mind, this distance being hxed by the
position of the train with respect to
signal light* on the line. This is the
interesting pari of the story, for if these !
measurements are approximately correct
the dream occupied less tliau four sec- !
oud.s of time.
l'l nlsiimkxt.—Garroting and wife
beating wero found difficult to check in j
Kugland until resort was bad to the j
whipping post. It is unquestionable
that tbo most hardened offender there
dread this feim of punishment mi.ro
than any oilier that can bo inflicted upon
Mr. Bayard's State is the only one in
the Union, so far »s we are aware, where ,
tlio whipping post is a permanent insti- !
tut ion . Perhaps it would be as well to j
introduce it wherever wife beating is a
- popular amusement. We waut no di
vorces in [south Carolina, but, if we
! have wifo beaters, wo ccrtaiuly need
j the protection of a whipping-pott.-~-
; Charleston News and Courier.
. | Clocliiandlluitlei.
- | A STIUK.'NIJ INCIDENT,
t ( Not long ago a lady left a Paris hotel
n at or about the same time that the
I clock which ornamented her room left
: ■ also. The landlord pursued her, caused
- ; her arrest, and dragged her into court,
li whete she Was accused of stouling the
i ! clock. Although justly indignant at
J j such an accusation, tho lady, stroug in
. ■•■•■il '' V-r ivtle '".e >■
■ j such a convincing way that tho magis
- j Irate was on tho point of discharging
, i her when she unexpectedly struck
i: , twelve. The strokes came from the
D ! neighborhood of tho bustle, and as tho
i lady coul 1 not prove that nature had
i provided her with a striking apparatus
."he was searched and tho missing clock
This pi ising and affecting incident
t w.ll it is bono ;, suggost to dres-makers
t the propriety of utilizing the waste
r ■ space now occupied by the. bustle. A
1 small clock capable o? striking the hours
- [ and half hours could bo easily carried
■ by any woman in the locality in which
til" Parisian lady carried her ill-gotten
clock. Women iuvariably miss railway
t .rains and all manner of appointments
t for the reason that they have no means
of telling the time and nothing tore
. I mind them of its flight. It may bo said
1 that women wear watches. This is
, true, but what has it to do with tho
. i matter ? Nothing is better known than
that a feminine watch i« entirely worth
| less as a time keeper, and even were it
j uot worthless no woman with au ap
pointment for 4 o'clock would think of
consulting her watch until 4"0. If,
however, clocks were generally worn in
bustles, women would be reminded oi
the time whenever tlioy might bear
themselves strike. Were such clocks
■ to be provided with an alaini attach
i ment they would be still more useful.
A careful mother, for example, might
wind up her daughter's alarm and set
. i .so that U would off at 11 p.m.,
itns notifying all young*won wlio mi'iit
be present that the hour of departure
had arrived. If a husband anxious to
1 wake at 4 a. m. could set his wife for
j that hour, and be sure to be waked,
j provided the bustlo wero hung over a
j chair within \ reasonable distance of
j tbo bed.
I The fact is, the length of time which
| has passed without auy attempt to util
| izc the carrying capacity of the bustle
is a disgrace to the agj. Woiuen no- '
toriously suffer from a dearth of pockets
and yet they have never—except in
the instance of the feloniously lady of
I'aris—made any attempt to convert the j
bustlo into a pockol. This, however. ;
cannot last, and the day will soon come
when every bustle will contain, if not a j
clock, some other article ot articles I
useful to tho sex.—»V V. Times.
Little Icssie, who has been much ill- j
| tercste.i hi collecting butterflies, asked j
] her paper one day,
I "It butterflies couldn't fly, and !
| couldn't do anything but walk, we'd
! have to call them butteiuvi//>•£•;•»,
I wouldn't wo 1"
) One beautiful starlight niglit IMdie
| went out a short distance wiiii Ins mam
; ma. After gazing up intently ul the
j sky some minutes ho said solouiuly,
i ik Dod's eyes!"
Little Charlie heard some one say i
, that their minister's salary was SBOO
and the parsonage, lie afterwards told ;
! a gentleman that their minister got SSOO !
and parsnips !
Marcy was naughty one day— very I
naughty. She struck her mamma, j
" ha i would you do il you did't have
any mamma asked Auntie Noll, sob- I
crly. "I'd get gramma to make meat
rag one," was the quick answer,
Ava very much dislikes thunder,
which she calls "a hirge, big uoise." j
One day during a shower she ran to
grandma with, —
j "I don't like tliundcr, gramma ;I i
j don't like it cooked nor any way !
At another time she asked, "Is (lod
j rolling barrels around ?"
Little Author was chopping with a
: hatohot ono day and cut his finger.
"Oh, Ilia bail old hatchet, I'll dull
I "No, don't, deal ; you can't chop
with it if you do.''
i "Vcs, I can chop just tho same," j
' (making the motion with his arm), "but
it won't leave any tracks,"
- ■ •• —■
When Land seer, tho great animal
i painter, asked Smith to sit for his pic- j
turo, Smith replied, "Is thy servant a
! t/og that bo should do this thing '''
'■' lie IBlttlc 1M tlicltoat.
j A sou of OHO of the priests of Mysore (
i who had been aroused by reading a
1 tract to d.fcp anxiety for the salvation
e of lis soul, travelled nearly two liun-
I dred mil s to visit a missionary, in or
d ' dcr to learn the way of (Jod more per
, I feet ly.
e [ Ou one occasion lie was much inte(*
t | ested in reading Bunyan's I'ilgrim
II i Progress. He salt 1 several times to
■ >nry» »fi • 1..d L'm aid
- given bim the book, that it was better
H ' than the Uible. The missionary poin
-1; ted him to the scene before him, and
c said :
e "Do you see that beautiful mango
J trco there V'
s "Yes,'' was the reply,
i "Don't you sco the beautiful fruit
which drops its nectar on the ground ?"
Don't you eat the frui' and enjoy its
31 sweetness ?"
. ] "Yes."
' And whore would that tree be if thero
I was no root to it V
"Oh," said the man, "now 1 see what
i you wean ; the Bible is the root, and all
the other good books IU the world are
s produced from it."
' The losson was a timely one, and
• probably never forgotten. Possibly it
1 may profit others, who read so many of
• men s "good books," that they iieglecjlt
that book the best of all, whose living
i and abiding words are able to save ahg"
• soul. No matter how good a book may
be, anything which turns us away frou*.
• j the word of God robs us of a blessing,
f and so inflicts on us a curso.
Genius, Talent, luilii«(r)'.
' "Talent" is a quality which enables
its possessor to acquire knowledge by
I learning from others and by unassisted
l study. J aleut is .an laborato engine,
'killlully devised to wheels and to
1 perform Jivjrs work, but wanting th.e
L j motive power.
>j "! ni'v ." hand, is .Av--
acterired by an indepoiidanca of instAn^-
tioil ; it takes its own course, aud origi
' ; nates uew ideas aud inveutiens never
thought (it before. It may, of course,
' j enlarae its sphere of knowledgo by
1 j reading, by observation, and by oxpari
i mont; but it is by no means characteristic
j of genius to ho apt to bo taught; on the
, contrary, embryo geniuses are often dull;
fellows at school aud idle to boot. It
; rather dislikes to follow in the track of
others, and rises superior to obstacles if
circumstances and deficencies of educa
! lion. Genius may safely be left to hew
a path for itself.
! Can industry then supply the place of
| genius i Emphatically, no! Industry
j may compensate for paucity of talent, is
a common heritage, and its presence or
| absence is a matter of heritage, and its
presence or absence is a matter of degroo
and whatever results are attributed to,
j talent are the joint product of talent
multiplied by industry.
4w Kvcrj l»ny Occurrence.
Once upon n tiuie a donkey fell into
a deep hole, and aftor nearly starving,
caught sight of a passing fox and im
plored the stranger to help liiui out.
"I am too small to aid you," said tho
fox, "but I will give you some good ad
vice. Only a few rods away is a big
strung elephant. Call to him and hq
will get you out in a jiffy."
After the fox had gone tho donkey
thus reasoned to himself: "I mu very
j weak fur want of nourishment. Kvory
( move 1 make is just so much additional
| loss of strength. If I raise my voice to
nail the elephant I shall bo woakcr yet,
So, I will not waste my substances that
; way. It is tho duty of the elephant to
come without calling."
! So the donkey settled himself back
and evidently starved to death.
Long afterwards tho tox on passing
tho bote saw within it a whiteuingskeW
' eton, and remarked ,
"If it be true that the souls of ani
mals are transmigrated into men, that
donkey will become one of those mor
j chants who cun never afford to advep
A Russian priest who has just made
a journey round the world says that
' Kngiish is fast becoming the universal
lungungo. lie found his slight known
ledge of it available in all par's of th«
i world. lie says that ii is acceptable
both to the Gcrmanio and Latin races,
as it is a combination of tbp Teutonio
and Human tongues.
i Mrs. Hayes was in Cipainnati Thurs
day. She left her old tpan at borne tQ
look after the sitting bens.