Advertising fjatesr T 1 in. i week, Si "0 $!' a oo a - a as a month, S 00 1 to. In, 4 in. Vo5l. fro;, J rrnLisrD rrtsT wxdxxsdat ax ASIIEVIXIJE. N. C. $100 $3 14 .i 00- 4 t T ia u as is - u is M M I s so 4 00 6 00 8 00 13 00 U 00 It M a 10 ia 16 ao 111 14 U M n r. T. C. BJEi.EE, If. C. DEAKE. ' Editor. Publisher. 1 ia 4 (0 T 00 10 00 109 f. Court Notices. afc weeks, 17 OOiHagUtratst. four weeks, f 5 00 in advaaoe. - . i AdminittratorsV ootioas, all waek. tifiO la adTanee. j Ye lrly , ad Tortisementf changed qoartarlj If 1 1 GTTrar-ient adrertise nenU payab: in av ranee. J1 adrertiaemeatfl qaartorly ia advance. ' i-', "' Oo JT.m 8 x mootl)-..-.;... TUre. , sua How: to the Lino, Lot the Chips Fall "Where they Mar.' n 49 Inmriabltf in mdrmne VOL. II. ASHEVILLE, N. C, "WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1882. NO. 44. 3f t i t '.-I irr- lheJUoer Protere. . Wal, you n'g queer atory. Missy; The little gal's none of our kin; s . Bat, yoa bet, wbea the old men go under, Sh the un who wi!l handle our "tin. . My Prd an me'a rough minin fellers, " We're got nary children nor wife, Bat we lore little yellow-haired Jfellie, ; An we'll rear her np right bet yer life. - How old ? Wal, she's nigh 8, I reckon ;' -Five years since we brought her out here; , An she was the eunnin'e'st baby We'd leoked at for many a year. ' Yoa see, 'twis the time the Apaches ' Broke oat. Blast the red Imps. of sin I , -" The emigrant train crossed their trail, Mies, An the Injuns they scooped 'em all ia. . . . Yes, tharlaymen, children an winmln V --xTva CqtiU raised all their bVr." We couldn't do nothin to help 'am, So my pan! an' me buried 'm thar. . We found one likely-loo) in' young cratur Lyin out from the rea of the heap. She was dead, like the rat, an Nellie . Lay close by her aidelfast asleep. Wal, 'twas nigh ninety Mle to the settlement; Bill an me turned ttp thinjf in oar mind . An ai xaet we concludes to keep her, An' bring her np lovh an' kind. We buried her poor daian mammy, Likewise all their unheky mates, Au't we named her Nelljtrter a sweetheart My pard had once bai in the S'ates. : i i . But the trouble we had with that young un Was somethin qaitej'nnny to tee.. Bill giTe her np for a cystery Likewise she was toi much for me. . Her darned duds we coildn't get on right, An we cussed ey'ry tattjn au string ; But arter a spell we die better When we once got tlk hang of the thing. . . , . '' An she g rowed np quifcpertlike an'bloomin'; We take her to work 'Try day ; While Bill an' ma's baa; a minin' Bhell sit by the rock jile an' play. An she's made better sen of us both, Miss ; We dod't,cuea now, ner go on no spree, 'Cause we're workin an' savin' for-Nellie, j The pride of my old pard an' roe. A LONG PARTING. Ilow.haiideome hi thinks Daiy, an she leans oyer the' mstio fence watching tbe mower as with long sweeps of his scjthe he cats down the swaths of gras. 'I- really bel eve that ainaa looks better in the roughest of clothes than in those stiff imnuunlate garments toey call dress salts that n if he is : good-looking at all." . Ic is only this morning that Diiay has . come to the country, to revel in iu ' braoincr air tor the first .lime in her . yonnR life. - Where are your roses, pet? e father had asked her one day, a few weeks before, waking from his business plans to notice the pale listless look of his child. " I trunk I wans quiet, papa. 1 am tired of dressing, calling, and parties. Papa, may I not go to the country to my old nurse's instead of to the Branch this summer 7 And Mr. Nelson had answered yes. I would Jike to come with you, but business will not allow or lL oo, enjoy yourself all you can, my pet, and write me Tery cften. . . And with theso words, kissing her af- feet ionately, he had left her in farmer Shear's care, who was waiting her arrival at the small station. Farmer Shear's wife had been Daisy's foster-mother, caring for her ever since her mother ou her death-bed, calling her weeping house keeper to her, and laying her child in her arms, had said : j You have served me faithfully, Susan, and I know you will be kind to " . my baby." . And well that trust had been fulfilled. " The first great grief Dais had ever ex perienced had come to her when, two years before our story opens, her kind nurse had left for a home of her own, offered her by a worthy farmer, who re cognised in her just the sensible quali ties his farm needed in a mistress. It is two o'clock; dinner has been over 'a couple of hours, and since, then Daisy has been luxuriating in the wild flowers and thousand and one delights new to . htr city-bred eyes. For the past ten minutes she has been watching the mower at his work. She knows that he is Farmer Shear's nephew, for she met him at dinner; but she only gave him the most casual observation then, and now she notices, for the first time, how ; more than averagely fine-looking he is. - She thinks herself unseen; but she is not; for a pair of amused dark eyes are watching -her furtively as she peeps ' through the only partially concealing screen of wild-rose vines that trail about her feet, and, clambering upward, fling their scented anna, high over her head, leaking a charming frame for a charm ing picture. A great red lily lifts its tinted chalice in the centre of the meadow; the sunlight touches it and makes it auch a thing of beauty that - Daisy longs to possess it. But the ' scythe with its measured, strokes is nearing its slender stem. Oh don't!" , The exclamation is involuntary, and "Daisy flushes crimson as the mower glances up as if just conscious of her presence. t . The lily," she says, in answer to his questioning look. 'I thought yon were going to cut it down, and it xs so pretty." Permit me.' r ' r , . It is tbe action of a moment to pluck it snd present it to her, and, as he does to, Diisy wonders as much at the young . luan'B easy unembarrassed manner and lefiaed tones as she did at the comeli ness and grace of his appearance. Tua. was how it began, the summer idvll that was destined to have such an abrupt ending. Both young, both im pulsive, what wonder that the more these two-saw of each other the stronger grew th charm that drew them together. Mrs. 8hears looked on unsuspiciously; it pleased her genial heart to see "the children," as she called them, enjoyirg themselves; and so the summer, honra flew all too swiftly by. At length came a day when, all through an cwpt ln which, by the falling of a tree, Bteven Hanghton nearly lost his life, the thin eil which the saucy boy-god had been rearing, called friendship, fell aside, and his true faca became disclosed, and wun a sense almost of fear, Daisy awoke, as from a dream, to see whither she had been drifting. . . "Can it really be that I care for him this young farmer whom a few months J ago I did not know?" m Thus she questioned herhetft, end its answer came quicklv: "Ah res, Idol Idol And Steven, ljing in his room with his broken arm in a sling, felt happier than" a king. Never to his dying day would ne rorget tne loos of anguish.thas he had read in the lovely fase his 'eyes naa rested upon wnen tney had opened from the unconsciousness that' tha drrad.'ul stunning blow" had brought. 'She love's ' mel" he though tri umphantly; "and before long, please God, I shall hear her sweet lips tay so. But it was not to be, for it so happen ed that the young man had just arisen from his bad of pain and resumed the rele of a convalescent, when Mr. Nelson came to spend a" few dajs , with his daughter. It was but a short ' time be fore, with a keenness of vision for which he congratulated himself, he, saw -how matters were. He noticed how the blood rushed to the young man's pale cheeks whenever Daisy addressed him, and how au answering light sprung in to the maiden's blue ejes. I : "This will never do," he' thought to himself, in positive alarm. "My Daisy a farmer's wife--or rather drudge? The idea is preposterous! How foolish I was ever to allow the child away from me. But after all it is not beyond remedy. He has not spoken to her, I know, for she would have told me. I will take her home at once. Once away from his society the danger will be over." Poor little Daisyl She acquiesces unqueationingly to her father's sudden mandate of departure, as what else -can she do? She well knows what the feel ing is that throbs with her every pulse for Steven, but though his admiration has been plainly evidenced, no words of love have been spoken, and when she sees how quietly, almost coldly, he answers her farewell, her warm young heart chills. - And the years pass, and yet it does not awaka from that chill. In vain does her anxious father, in wardly remorseful for what he recog nizes as nis own doing, gratify, before it is spoken, every desire; nothing brings back the old girlish animation. At length they go away. Mr. Nels on fondly hoping greaC results from the change of scene and surroundings. They am ia London, when, one even ing Mr. Nelson urges his daughter to accompany him, to hear a noted lec turer, i 1 "I do not care much to go papa, but to please you I will," Daisy answers. And before long, leaning upon her father's arm, she enters the thronged halL Their tickets entitle them to seats in one of tte foremost rows, and thither the usher takes them. The lecture begins even as they enter. What is it that causes Daisy to start and tremble ? As the deep rich tones of the orator fall upon her ear they bring back with vivid force that sum mer five years ago, when all unasked and unsought her girlish heart went out of her keeping forever. With an effort she controls herself and raises her ejes to the platform. Her ears have not deceived her. She sees a tall, manly figure, whose handsome features, eloquent with power and talent, are those of the never-forgotten hero of her fancy. At the same moment loosing down, his gaze meets full her own. Never before did tne great question upon which he is treating get as ably handled. Our favorite orator surpassed him self," so savs the voice of the press the following daj. It does not tell, for it does not know, what it was that lent such' more than usual fire and vigour to the speaker's utterances ; but we who are behind the scenes can siy that it was the radiant expression oz surprised giaunesi mat looked out of Daisv's blue orbs. As Mr. Nelson and his daughter issue from the hall, some one comeo towards Daisy with outstretched hand and the exclamation : j 'How glad I am to see you, Miss Nelson! It 13 an unexpected, and therefore all the more welcome, sur prise. I read your familiar name amongst the list of arrivals publishes! in the papers, but I did not know whether it were really my old friend or not." k The bright color bathes Daisy's face at the unaffected pleasure in his tones,' and she answers frankly and simply, as she places her small gloved hand in his : f, too, am very glad to meet you' Then turning to her father, who by this time has reoognizsd to his infinite wonderment in the celebrated orator the young man he met five years ago in the country, she says : I 'Papa, this is Mr. Hanghton you surely remember him ? " ' After that, every evening that Mr. Haughton's engagements allow him to call his own finds him at Daisy's side;" and after a little everything is ex- Elained and she learns how it was that 9 allowed her, though loving her passionately, to go out of his life without a word or question, and how he. whom her father had . locked upon as a detrimental, was in reality heir to a large fortune, and even then en gaged in the scientific pursuits which afterward made his name noted. His health for the time having suffered from over-application to study, he had come to his uncle's his mother's brotherto recruit, knowing the benefii fresh air and outdoor exercise does both to the brain and body. j A month goes by, and one afternoon Mr. Nelson concludes an all-important conversation by saying : f I hope, Mr. Hanghton, that now you are to ba my son-in-law, you , will let bygones be bygones, and bear me no malice for the past. . I thought I was 3tingforthe19st. My daughter was my all, and I considered you not uooiraoie matcn lor ner. I trust you ill pardon me for my frankness when I 3ure you now . proudly and . gladly now resign her to you. When I. inti mated to vou that there i was another nitor iu the case I did not deceive you me, word only m the letter for ner3 was one, rich, and with fine pros pects, who for some time had looked npon Daisy with the same feelings as juarseij; tnougn the truth was; and anew it,- she regarded him with utter indifference." , - . -. I . , Steven took the old gentleman's prof- inrea nand. . j. : - , "I can certainly condone the past, answered, "in view or the joyous future which you have . opened before ma i iTing me tue - riRfe to woo lor my own your dear daughter." And so, not long after, the merry b9lls ring out, and the sun, streaming through the stained-glass church-windows, falls like a radiant .benediction upon the bowed heads of Steven Hanghton and his, newly-made bride. j A If ouse Lit by a Waterfall. Mucn curiosity nas been felt among scientific men as to the result of Sir William Armstrong's experience in light ing his own house in Scotland by the electrio light supplied by the agency of a waterfall. Sir William Armstrong gave recently au interesting account to the institution of civil engineers of his experience d urine: nearly a year: and the .remarks he made on the subject have just been privately circulated, in anticipation of their publication in the ensuing quarterly -volume of the pro ceedings of the institution,. of .civil en gineers. The source of power employed is a force of cascade nearly a mile from Sir William Armstrong's house,. in con neotion with which he has erected a turbWB7TrBhi"rhlch" he obtainsrseven horse power. The light is directly produced by the driving of the dynamo-electrio machine from this turbine, and the only cost beyond interest on machinery! land renewals is the pay of the laborer jwho attends upon the machine at night. After repeated trials which proved un satisfactory of the aro , system, Sir William Armstrong adopted the Swan incandescent arrangement. He ' has thirty pairs of lamps, each single lamp yielding as much light as an ordinary duplex kerosene lamp, which is usually estimated a c twenty-five candles. The lamps supplied by thv company are somewhat variable in their durability, but with further experience this draw back will no doubt be overcome. The delicacy of the system is illustrated by the fact that while leather belts made in too usual way were employed "to drive tne generator, each revolution produced Blight twinkle m the light when the joint of the belt ran over the pulley. m . ;t -1. ao uuuuu . unuuriiMfcj , ifc was necessary to use an endless belt, made like a flat chain, of leather links stamped out of the sheet and joined by pins; a form of bait which gives very regular motion. It is probable that in most, if not in all, pases where water is employed as the motive power, the introduction of an accumulator will be found desirable in order to insure perfect : steadiness of light. The economy of the method is very great; and Sir William Armstrong stated that no deficiency of either candle power or endurance in the lamps would induce him to abandon the system. The incandescent light has no connection with the atmosphere, and has, therefore, no contaminating effect. ! It has very little heating effect, is perfect in color, and is regarded by Sir William Arm strong as the perfection of lightning for domestic purposes. A private experi ment of this nature, male by a compe tent engineer for his own personal com fort, has a value which it is needless to dwell upon. St. James s Uazette. ' . Utilization of Sea Wares. Th9 recent progress of electrio machines has largely directed attention to, the economical production of force. The sea, with its tides and surge, offers stores of force little utilized as yet. Two schemes for turning the wave motion ef he sea to good account have lately appeared. M. . Victor Gauchez would suspend a large float by ropes from a pulley outside of a stone en closure built a short way from the beach. Within the enclosure is a belt iron vessel, suspended from a pulley system connected, with shaped central the float pulley. This moves up and down in correspondence with the float on-a ' block of masonry, Which has passages communicating with the. air space above and with a pipe below, which extends to a reservoir on shore. The bell, in rising, sucks in air through valves in its upper surface, and, in falling, forces the . air along the pas sages to the reservoir. The ropes are kept always taught by means of a weight hung m air from a pulley con nected with the central system, and the bell has at its lower part a caout chouc membrane connected with the block of masonry. M. Gauchez speci fies the dimensions which he thinks would insure a rapid flow into the reservoir, and involve no excessive heating. In the other scheme, by Prof. Wellner, of-Brunn, there is fixed along a sea wall a sort of air-case a metallic case, open below, now in air, now in water, as the waves beat on it. At the top this communicates with valves and pipes with a reservoir, in which the air is compressed, and the force thus supplied may be directly utilized for some purposes. Herr Wellner brings a pipe from the reser voir to the lower part of an air-wheel, which is like an over-shot water-wheel, immersed in water. The air displaces the water from the cells, and drives the wheel round, while expanding and rising to the surface. The system works with different degrees of com pression if the air-conducting- tube be provided with , several valves, so that the air may be admitted to -the wheel at different depths, according to pres sure. . With small waves and com pression it is admitted higher. This apparatus the author proposes also to use by way of' supplying cooled air for beer cellars, larders, j eta, in hot climates. London Times. FOR THE FUR SEX. . i Faabloa Netea, Feather fans and parasols are made to correspond. ' j The "Langtry" bonnet is little of crown and large of brim. j Sheila cloth is much used for par. Here and other hangings. ' j The trim-fitting plaited waist is re vived for summer dresses. 1 Cotton Sisilienne is a glossy fabric much resembling foulard silk. . j Gold lace and Isabella rosea trim hats and bonnets of dark-green straw, i The Mother Hubbard and Greenaway dresses are leading styles fcr little girls. ; . ' j '-" , '. - ;"'" "r Waistcoat fronts, aprons, hip dra peries, and kilts are features on small girl's dresses. j The princess sacque ,or Gabrielle, or trimmed lourreau,, remains the popu lar dress for small girls. j Sleeves grow larger at the top and in the aimhole, but'are as tight as ever from tne elbow down. Greenaway and Mother Hubbard tprons are all the rage for haall chil dren, both hoys and girls. ' ouiphur, s blue, olive, gieen, terra cotta, brown, red, and aestletio tinted laces trim many bonnets anc hafs. j T .'111 w - - . - 1 mine Doys of four and inward wear short trousers and jackets how. almost to the exclusion of the kill suit. Suk Surah without siin lustre is used for fulldress summer toilets; j the trimmings are eilk embroideries Und lace. ' ' Some of j the latest Costumes from Paris have sleeves jwith'only one seam., The sleeves are all'lar at the top and have a gathered fulness at the elbow. A favorite! make-up if the Gabrielle for girls is to cover the sacque from the necs to below the hy with a fulness, shirred in at the necky back, and front, and gathered in to fall over a flounce at the bottom. f Very splendid costunes are ot moire antique and grenadine damask, in com bination. The ekirt it of the watered I silk, bordered at the fot with flu tings of plain silk or soft satia. and the waist is of grenadine". J. Hats are in pale rose, sky-blue, pale straw color, and cream white tinted hats are trimmed w.th plumes of the same shade of color, A recent caprice ips white plumes mth a color on the end of the feather. Ilalr.Dresalns la Japan. j Hair-dressing is an elaborate studv in Japan, where the style of the coiffure generally indicates the' position i and age of the lady. Thus a baby's age may be told by the successive arrange ment of hair either in a tuft at the back of the neck, a ring round the crown, or a bunch left in frost, when all the rest of the head is shaved. Girls of eight cr nine wear their hair in a bow at ' the back, wound roand with red crape, the front being left bare, except two locks dangling at the side; and the marriage able damsels comb their tresses high in front, and arrange them either in the shape of a butterfly or a half -opened fan, decking the edifice with gold and silver cord and bright hued balls. A widow looking out for a second spouse twists her locks round a long shell hair pin placed horizontally across the back of the head; while she who vow? to re main faithful to the dear departed cuts her hair short and combs it plainly back without any parting. r j A. Female fllntheraatlclan. I The Army and Navy Journal contains the following not ef, which shows that one lady at least is master of one of the most abstruse and difficult sciences, and that she has performed a great work for the country: Very few are aware of the fact that one of the most distinguished mathe-Jjng maticians lives in tht city ot flew xorK, where she has for thirtv year instruct- ed . captains and officers in the nava1, revenue and merchant service of their mathematical and nautical studiesJ The daughter of a wealthy shipowner, she sailed with her husband, who as j cap tain. She thus acquired a tlorough knowledge of practical mathematics, and has done more to make life safe at sea than, any otheT individual! i The American humane society have biased her in charge of their nautical sVhool, No. 92 Madison streot, which has tuali- fied over 8,000 navigators to makt life safe at sea, 2,000 of whom were oficers in the naval service and engaeea in saving the life of the nation during the late war. . r Australian Animals. ; L Sydney Smith loag ago described, in his most jocular vein, the frolics f hioh nature permits herself to play in 1 Aus tralia. Having made cherries and pemjhes with stones outside, she pro ceeds "to rig out a monstrous animal, as tall as' a grenadier, with the head of a rabbit, and a tail as big as a bead -post, which hops along at the rate of fiye hops to a mile, with three or four young kangaroos looking out of its false uterus to see what, is passing. Next comes a quadruped, as large j as a cat, with the skin of a mole and the bill and web feet of a duck, puzzling naturalists' and making life miserable to them from their atter inability to de termine whether it. is bird ' or bea-3t. Add to these a parrot with the legs of a sea-gull, a skate with the head J of a shark, and a' bird of such monstrous dimensions that three carnivorous Eng lishmen could dine upon one of its side-bones, and the witty Canon's list of Australian fauna is completed. L The kangaroo is, perhaps, the greatest pest Australian farmers have to contend against. "Hundreds of miles of i good pasture," states a correspondent of a contemporary, "have been eaten as bare as a bone by the unproductive con sumption of these useless brutes.? It is said to be impossible to dessribe the marvelous rapidity of their increase. Pearl fishing is pursued by ho less than 1,000 divers on the coast of Lower California. The pearl oysters are found from one to six miles off shore in water from one to twenty-one fathoms ( deep. The yearly product is about five hundred thousand dollars. XS ALLIGATOR FARM. And nn Intereatlnz Aecoaat af Tha Habits of the Reptile. I Y "If you want to see the alligator as he is," observed the colonel, "if you want to walk with a man who has been brought up with 'em if you want a square view of the reptile ia his native swamps, ride : over to Judge Speed's plantation. The Judge is the only man in South Carolina who' can talk alliga tor all day long and not tell a lie." 1 did want to see the alligator in his native, jungle, and I rode across the country and got down in front of an old-time,' old-fashioned Southern resi dence, with its long verandas and beau tiful shade. Half a mile away .were the first signs of the big ; bayou, and it was in that bayou' that the alligator passed his years , in basking and eating and keeping one eye out for the flash ' of & shot-gun. 1 "Yes, I own that bayou," said the Judge as we got seated, 46wn alligators and alL I was figuring up the other day and I calculated that I was the owner of at least 1,000 alligators. Of course, they come and goJ but I calcu late on 1 1,000' reptiles which are Bteady tenants.' "Any very big ones in there?" j "A few. There are seven or eight old sockers which have been thera for thirty years. If I was pinched to it I think I could exhibit twd or threef rep tiles at least I fourteen feetlong. j and there is one there i which measures twenty to an inch?" , "How long do they live ? ' "Well, that's a hard question. The big one I speak of has been personally known to us for over forty years, and ho doesn't show any signs of second childhood yet. I reckon the average alligator puts in - from fifty to' seventy years in this world of trouble' i - "What do they eat?" t i "Most everything. An alligator is always hungry" When he can't get food he will chew -a way at a pine log, just as a hungry man will chew a tooth-pick. That big one devoured a steer for me this spring, and was nosing around after more meat in half an hour. I had a calf tied up to that tree down there one day last fall, and a reptile came out of the bayou : and took him off, chain and all, and if he didn't swallow the chain we have never been able to find it. I have seen , a man throw 'em an old plow-point,' a'ad it would be swal lowed at a gulp." i "Are they! dangerous to human beings?". I" "Not if you sit here, but if there is a man in this country who dares cross .that bayou in a skiff at sundown he can have my plantation. As nea? as 'I can figure up' those reptiles have got away with fifty negroes, eight or ten white men, thirty cattle, five or six mules and no end to "pigs and geese in the last twenty-five years." " i "When are they the liveliest ?"f "Early in the morning and after sun down. : "list s soe. 'Its atter 10 now, and the sun is pretty not, but l guess we can stir np a few." We walked down to the edge of the bayou, and the noise we made in . the grass and reeds brought: a score of snouts to the muudy surface.' The Judge had a billet of wood in his hand. and presently gave it a toss tar out on the w.ter. In an instant' there was a grand rush from ail directions, followed by a ferocious light over the ballet, and his Honor quietly observed : "There weren t over thirty in that crowd, i Let me call the dog." ; He whistled to one of the. dogs left behind On the veranda, and when the animal reached us it was encouraged to bark. That "retched 'em. I believe that at least 300 alligators put in an ap pearance inside of a minute, some con tent to remain stationary others piungj about and blowing and fighting. "Louder, King louder I" commanded the Jude, and the dog. barked as if, he had treed a coon. The number of rep tiles increased by at least a hundred and the waters were thrashed and paddled until the odor from them was quite stiff. "Can't fool the old veterans that way," observed the Judge as he turned away. 'They are down on the muddy bottom or lying in the weeds, and they know that this is only a false pretense. Lst a Negro come down with a fish-pole, and that would I mean business.) .They'd swim the bayou find not leave a i ripple, .and crawl though the grass as softly as a snake. ' - - "Is the alligator possessed of intelligence?".- - -! ' - V ' 1 ' "You-bet ! I regard him" as keener than the serpent and sharper than the fox. " Let one start to crawl to the house and he .will take, advantage of the ground and bushes and grass just as a wolf or tiger would.'' , "And can't you get rid of them? Good lands! but I don t want to! I want tp foster them. I want ! 'em to thrive and increase and multiply, until the bayou won't hold 'em. Ten, fifteen or twenty years hence the price of alliga tor hids will be four times what it is a .a v a i now, and then x 11 turn in on em ana make some money. That bayou is my alligator farm. The seeds , are there and the plants are growing, and when I can fiure that I own 3,000 good sized alligators I shall let cotton go for one season and! send alligator . hides to market, Bless you, my boy, but I wouldn't let a man crack away here with a rifle for a $20 gold-piece. He'd get 'em nervous and skeery, and like enough my whole alligator farm would sail on down tbe river in search of a new owner. I wan't to keep 'em right here. : There s going to ba big money in that sort of live-stock before we are ten years older." Detroit Free Press. -! LlTins? on Water. : j They were sitting in front of an Austin hotel talking about Dr. Tanner, and how long it takes some men to starve to death. One of the party said : "Dr. Tanner is a fraud. "I've got a friend who has lived by water alone for the last four or five years." "On nothing but water? Impossible I How can he live on nothing but water ?" "Well, you see, he ha all his money invested in the Austin waterworks com pany, and he lives on the dividends." Sittings. PETER COOPER. An lnteretln Interrlevr wiih a Remark- -r - -- ';." i abla Man. - W. A; Croffut, New York correspond ent of a Western paper, in one of his letters says : The most remarkable and interesting personage in this city at the present; time, anl s j best writing a paragraph about, is j Mr. Peter Cooper living a sort of posthumous life and enjoying a most enviable immortality at ninety -one. He ( is remarkable for having begun with nothing and making himself; a millionaire ; for having been born eight years before Washington died, and ; being still robust ; and for Riving away a large part . of his f ortae more wisely than ' any other philan thropist the city eve produced. ! i I dropped in - there on Saturday to see how the old gentleman stood the spring changes. The colored Cerberus who answered the Idoor, hastened to say, "Bsely, now, JBir, 1 reelyj Mister Cooper can't see nobody at all to-day he says, cos this is his busy day." Would he take' my card in ? Oh, yes; he'd do that, bat 'tWant any use at all not to-day. Exitj -j i i Presently I heard a gentle patter of footsteps, and Mr. Cooper appeared in the parlor. "Ob, jfes," he said, "I'm very glad to see you, but I've got two directors' meetings to attend, and " ;Oh, certainly," I; said ; I only called to see i how the spring affected him ; how his-rheumatism! was.i I was a little embarrassed when he opened his eyes wider and 1 exclaimed, "Bheumatism 1 Why, I haven't any rheumatism I" Theh I thought I would change it. to influenza, and. if he repu diated that, try malaria, for it was safe to infer that a man of ninety-one must have something that he didn't want; but it onened unseen oossibilities and soxmereiv saia, no. you iuvh uuwm monlvwel'. What is your secret of health; lie stooa oeiore me in toe uiu us straight as a wild ilndian-P-bent, per haps, slightly back bf theS' perpendicu lar witha bright ey e and a clear vpice, strong and alert. i : Secret?" he repeated ; "Workl that's it I ! Work ! Work doesn't hurt It is the secret of life. It is loafing and resting that kill people." "You .were born here, X believo ?" "Yes,' right here in New York. and I never went to school more thanf three Quarters' inl-mv life. I learned four tradeshatting, brewing,brick-making and coach:makmg. II didn t drms. saved my money. I paid my father's debts. I always paid my hands' every Saturday, night for sixty years, though I sometimes employed 3,C0O; and always on the Saturday pel ore Christmas 1 went around and paid all the debts I had in the world with my own hand.'' Tm busy to-day, but I jist want to tell vou" he said, and thenhe genially went on talking. He told me ail about his building the first locomotive in this country and running it out of Baltimd-e in 1829; about his numerous inventions; about the rolling-mills and blast furn aces he ha 1 operated; about being presi dent of the original Atlantic cable com pany for ten years before' they succeed ed in getting a cable down and how he personally put 8250.000 into it without knowing that he votTfld ever get jt back; and, finally, about j the growth of his institute to be a blessing of the land. " was always contriving," he said: "When I was an apprentice, I spent my time in ornamental carving in the garret-l I made a j pair of shoes, toot about that time. I tookv an old pair carefully tp. pieces, tthen I got leather, thread, needles and some other tools, measured jmy foot whittled out a last and made a pair of pretty good shoes. I wore them! all winter." He eaid that "When Edward was born (Mayor Cooper J he made a machine that rocked the cradle and played a music box accompaniment: He was for many years commissioner of charities, a mumbcr oi the board ot - education and an alderman,' . but for all his office holding as: for his services as president of the At lan t c cable company; he never received a cent. I . I The details of the story were wonder fully interesting, but there is no room for them here,! Suffice it that Peter Cooper stood there! in the hall, talking a full hour and a' half, never sitting, or even .leaning against bannistera, as i did, piling into niy hands at least 20 tracts that he has written recently on finance and labor.' ( The nnpicturesque india rubber overshoes ; on his feet and the inscrutable cushion under his arm did not obscure the fact that I stood in the presence of one of the most remark able men thu conn try nas produced. Straightening Crooked Limbs. Dr. Ap Morgan Vance, of-Lexington, Kentucky,! has lately performed a sur gical operation which may yet makehim as distinguished as his illustrious pre decessor, of the same State, -Dr. Mc Dowell. Dr. Vance's operation is to straighten crooked legs in persons who have arrived at a certain age. - ': i ; The patient on whom Dr. Vance -per formed this operation was " knock kneed", to suoh au excent thas when she stood with her knees together the' heels were sixteen inches apart. Dr. Vance made an incision down to the bone a little above the knee, on the outer part of the thigh. Then, with a chisel made to order for this particular operation, he carefully severed the thigh ) bone with he exception of the internal surface. This, he broke, so that the wound really had the nature of 4 fracture. The limb was instantly straightened and bandaged so as to be held in position. As in the case of an ordinary fracture, nature at once began the work of recovery and re pair, what is called the callous 'was thrown but all ar jund the broken ex tremities bf 1 iLe 1: bone, and gradually this callous was 'absorbed and trans formed into true bone. The gap is thus filled up and after a short time the limb is not i only straight but practically sound. ffjWe have never heard of the joperation j being j performed 7 before. There are j thousands : of poor crooked legged people in the1 world who may yet be cured; by: this simple operation. There is no danger about it, as no large blood Vessels are required to be cut or ligated. ; It 'if likely that some one will claim to have performed .the operation before for the same purpose,- " i r .Sunsjt Gates JJar,; T hTp-nfgut its .1 ait by my -window, ! When tho we wu all gleam With that stran;e and wonderful splendor That is ileetm aa a droam . , . . I thought that tl hands of the.angela v Had flung open Heaven' gateway wlds ; And I caught a gjnipse of the glory ' ; I From the hills on the other side. - 1 i - J i j . r s it npt a beautiil fancy, - ." ( , This sunset thought of mine,' j ' J rhat tha gatfi of Heaven are always ' Flang opeat day's decline ? ITiat fhoae whosa da is ended : ' - OfaarthW woes ami Hit), : :' ,. May paas tp the morning ennahine ' in&t dweua on the heavenly hills ? . ' Vhen for me tha auns&t gateway , : Shall at day's decline unclose, ; , Ind I pass in through its portals t To that long and sweet1 repoee, : know that I shall remember; In that eity so fair and far, ' ' siy strange and beautiful fancy j Of the sunset gates ajar. r . ' . ' ," Perhaps e hhel sat therd dreaming J Of the gateway iu the west, Some poor squJ went through its portals ! To a long jand endless rest ; Passed through the sunset gateway To that fci'ty pavewith gold" " . .'. rassed intio the new life's gladness iu oo no louger oiq. ITEtfS OF MEREST, India ha3' abdut 20.000,000 aores -UJ .1 L I I There are 10,220 dogs in Brooklyn. The license is two dollars each. In 1872, 10,000 tons of coal was mined 'ijt Alnbama ; in 1881,-400,000 tons. ! A Louisiana man has established a farm to raise alligators for their, hides and tallow. , , ' Taking the" United States as a whole, the . ratio of illiteracy among persons over ten years of age is one in six. The oddest bit of conscience . money yet receivedby the government treas urer is a quarter from an Ohio soldier " for three cartridges I did not put in the right place during the war." . - Daring the past twelve years 29,856 head j of Short-horn cattle have been sold in the United States and Canada. The aggregate of the sales was $3,268, 576, an average of nearly - $277 per head.! , : i,-' , ' V;j.-J According to German statistics, crimes and misdemeanors in Prussia have in creased at the enormous . rate,, , of " one hundred and one per cent., since 1871. In 1880 atone the number of prisoners rose by newly 15,000. , . , Over nintty per cent, of the Chinese people wear cotton goods spun .and woven by the most primitive processes.' The spinning-wheel and hand loom ate etill in nso, and though English and American machinery, made goods have entered the market,, they havereached but a small proportion of the con sumers. ( L ' t' Near Cloverdaley California, there is an Italian and Swiss agricultural colony, which has 1,393 acres of land, r This society has been in existence about one year, its purpose being , co-operative farming. The capital is made np of one hundred shares, each share being valued at twenty-four dollars.! . Tie profits of the year, were three thousand dollars. When the people see a rn an advertise, says an exchange, they know hols a business man, and his advertisement pre claims that he is not above business, . but anxious to do it. ; Customers, Jike sheep, are gregarious, and flock where thev see others eo. If nobody else were engaged in tha same business, it would be important to tradesmen and dealers to advertise in the paper, because 'peo ple are tempted to buy what they reaa of. Bat others are engaged in the same business, and even if they do not adver tise, it becomes more important for you to do so ; if they do advertise," H be comes doubly important, j v , HUMOROUS. The old lady didn't mean it for a joke when she read a notice of ''Blake's shirt store,'' and wondered if the poor man hadn't anybody, to mend it. r i, , A woman may not be able to sharpen a pencil or throw a stone at a hen, but she can pack more articles into a trunk than a man can in a onef-horse wagpn " There s one thing, t , said ', oia merchant, " that I never yet knew to get tired of standing, no matter how, long it stood and that is ait outstand-' ing debt." .; ' -!.;-... A Philadelphia youth,' who is learn. ing to, play the cornet, cannot under- , stand why people, will be so careless. Half a dozen stray ballets have already come through his window, f e .'i m Conjugal amenities die: ".My dar ling,' I really believe my rheumatism -has wholly disappeared," ' She Tm so sorry. Now we . shall never! know when the weather is going to change. Robinson went up ta his room the other afternoon, and noticed that there was only one match1 remaining fxf the box. "Now, il that shouldn't burnTo. night r when I come ini" aoUloquised he, "what a fix I should be io."i'So he trfed. to s'wif it was. a good one! tit j A young lawyer appointed to defend a prisoner dressed in sailor's cos tame, addressed the jury very pathetically in behalf of " this child pf the" sad sea waves this nursling of the storm. -At the . close of his remarks it was discovered that his cl;ent was a cook on . . a canal boat, and had formerly peddled fish. .The "child of the sad sea waves' iwas sent up for six months. 'X v,-;;, I Father, you : are an awful" brave N inan, said a " Detroit youth, ! as: he smoothed down the old man's gray locks the other evening.! "How .do you know that, Willie ln ;"Obr I heard some men down at the store say ..f. -rrtti killed Tnousanos oi otaien dnring the war.' "Me? Why, I wis D Kr contractor for the army." " xes, that's I what- they said ! ' explainsd young innocence, ' as 4bo Ua for the kitchen. " :' I . : . I " J V

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