. . i ..mm I. in m J -i i mmmm m -, 1-1M1-iM- 4J" 2 25 4 00 month." oo oo i too ia co Court Notion; daVM $7.09 1 ilAcLitnta fonrwekr-$5.00 Lo 4Tnor ----- ! ijdxaiiiuUiaor,.,iiOtio,.iU, -ftlm.ti " pX&rl7dvertiMtnaU cb&Q(i nvUrl; ii desired. j , . , ',-..k. - rrnt tdrertlMtot&tf' priV (a iv r10 13 7" 14 T W I' M Til ' II , H t W J I) ' ' i-, .;aT.a.i.riKE," - . - Editor. " ." VUW- Q4V noiii. ....,....... n - - ..-... . 1 I K: .w'gJ'i.fr-notAj. iO.-t -; -,;, - - i ; .' .'' . 1 : 1 - t-1 1 ' -: : ; : i.rt.M, , , VOL. HI. " - ASHE V1LLE.' N. OWEDNESBJV DECEMBBR;20, 1882 ; . ; . ; i.r v ; Y ; ' :-M U - 1M I i. - - . - h it niii n i n i- r " r t r i ' . - i . v-r - . 1 How the rrar.TTent. Cold Ijthe midnight, cold and black ! " On tleepi&S arth and t; v The tcoon rud on her pallid track. And e stars crept oat to see. 'As, loeJ with ae( and bent and blear, :'. TheOrdYear'tookhiaway " f Aero" Earth's little atmosphere . ; Toirird the slow-moring day. : -A eocnd of reTel amote and ranj V la joyo-s, .erry din. : '"The New Year comes, glad roices sanff; Arie and let him in." - j ' . ' 5 Sadly fc Old Year pansed; a sigh ; Broke from his braTe old heart. Th' world cares not that I must die, : And smiles to nee me part .- .4 ' When I w aa yonng it welcomed m VTith ifta and eon? and praise. "XI .r i not rr TJie miuxy montLt-id days? Why" should men joy to see me go j; I. tl.eir old, loring friend, ; , tOerartin, grieTel and sad and slow, I Wi:h none to watch my end?" ; !i : JJut a the Old Year Fpoke, a sound , V pf vpices low and sweet 6trtc- oa his ear, and, peering round, " He stayed his lagging feet.", -.'i t Two I4ers leaned them side by side, ! On either cheek a tear, And with a strong, sad voice, one cried: I. I " Good-bye, good-bje. Old year 1 ; ;fGoi-bye, Oh kindly friend and true, Vho wove our lires in one, f Cjtl-cr good years may some; but yon f-Are btill ocr dearest one.' ; - Then smiled the Old Year, as he went, ' v , j ITjs misty eyes shone bright, . ; ' And, fearlew now and quite content, i lie fared into the night. j ; Z And when he met the New-born Year, " I 1 ;r All rosy, blithe and gay, ; .; Jle cheered him with a father's cheer : --, r Aad sped liim on his way. j J ; I? Heaven go with thee, fair son, and keep; I j U l And this thy gucrCon be, f ? Tlat'st thy end some eyes may weep As they haTe wept for me." j ' : Susan Coolidge, ft lTan, tiiefractory GlrL: r ! KEW YEAR THE FIRST. 1 1 wonder does God care for us? 1 1'They tell us He is kind , and good, that ' He notcth even the sparrow's fall and ' .cire '.ve not more than many spar j. ijrcjws?' Yet they heed us not, they Hpaks ly on the; other, side, and still I Ktliey say they servo Him. Old Joshua tarston cut us to-day another ten per .cc;at. - It is not -tho ten per cent, so i ' m'uvh that tells; it is the "another." " It twas a meager 'enough pittance -be-i fore it is beggarly now. Yet to-mor-, ;. to-morrow i is 2sew Year old I - Joshua Marston will go to church and ' ,-siiting in his 'comfortable pew, will pay. V(c can pray, too, they tell us. We have no time for praying, except . Give u$ this day .our daily bread," and sometimes He does not even grant ! uaUhat. I am growing hard, 1 fear, m .:aad skeptical I am losing faith. Robin is dying! : know it is true, yet I sit and write Straight on and not a tear drop stains - Vtie page. - t I aid only twentyibut I have leomed ijalready that thre1 are some things . ; iworse than death. Robin will not be , ' hungry where he is going, neither will ihe be cold. ' And yet this room is very ; ; small only .nine by twelve ; I could . Viih to-night that it was only six by -itwo." Robin, my brother, take mel 1 " - !c9uld better bear the mystery thew vtban fixce the one here, for the prob ' :iem of living is harder to solve than "the prbblein of dying. 1 7 Eleven o'clock! My lamp is burn f" i in 'yet ; it is a reckless waste of oil r-i-tut to-night I am reckless myself. -:" ; There is. only one hourmore. : I ' vill sit up and "watch the old year out 'land the new year in. '.- .: V It will not be a new year to me ; the 'old" year goes right on only the Shadows that enwrap it are darker and .'the' weight .of misery it leaves is .heavier ; another ten per cent. ! Did 'jthat mean so much to you, Joshua s 'Marston ? You, with your millions ; vf: 'had you not enough? Must you aain'rob the idow and orphan for f j is nothing less I I wonder, Joshua ' ' .-Marston, if the minister were to-mor- - ! r0w to preach from the text, "Woe to ' ' ; him that coveteth an evil covetousness xto hiahouse, that. he. may set his nest ' . - j 'op high; that he may be delivered from -Tribe power of evil Thou hast con 't Suited sliame to thy house by cutting -. i : rod niiuy people, and hast sinned i M against thy souk - For the stone shall " "cry out o t the" wall and the beam but Ii ;of the timber shall answer it" Iwon- -derif you would sit as quiet in your U pew and pray? , lie will not preach :1 from that text, however ; he will tell the infinite goodness of God to man ( what croodnres could lw tell of man j .to m'anl wonder?) and you will listen I 'approvingly, and ride home afterward in your comfortable sleigh in a frame ' i "of mind comfortable indeed, and t ' Robin is. dying dying because the p doctor's bills "are too heavy to pay, and ' thd price of medicines' too high. i Qh, -my brother my darling, my i 'baby-r-it is wicked to wish you to stay; . land yet, to come home at night, weary, ."faint to come home, after toiling all ""'day among those looms, with the i never-ending whirr of machinery, and H vnly the shuttle flying back and forth I ! to see-i-to come home and find silence, darkness no .little face, no patient :-' smile, no weak, tender voice Robin ! ; 'Robin-'! i Only a factorv cirl ! "What business. have I with fet-ling? Only a factory rpfrl, toiling from early morning till jlate at night, weaving into the fabric r Tnot only the threads from the shuttle, :but the cords of my own life'a" well '3 have not even seen better days. I aever shall here. - . - i ; rWhtfre will it end? AVhy, here! 1 - i'o-day ; a piece of machinery broke vdown it had run for years and years, :,;and was very old. Joshua Marston looked at it and said: Can't be used longer; throw it aside and get another' and that Is what he will say when one of his human machines shall chance to break down, too. : . Kobin is calling. Yes, little brother, I am coming. I went. I saw not the hand that meant death alone, but de liverance also. i "Xan," Kobin says, 44 kiss me." And I bent down and caught him in my arms and kissed him. Oh, my Robin! . , . One two I listened, holding Robin tightly ; would God take him away three :four five Robin's arms were clasped around my neck six seven eight ninehe is growing very .still ten eleven twelve ! Robin s eyes unclose he looks urinto:my face and smiles --Happy Xew Year, Xafi, ho whispers, faintlr, and then I lay him Lx:enHy..down. I. do not return .the wish, for he could uolliar me, and his New Year had begun in heaven. THE SECOND. . Kin e o'clock the last night of the old year. You are all alone to-night, Nan. Ah, no not quite; there is One besides who f aileth not, One of-whom it was said, "He trod the wine-press alone " You tread it, too, but you have Him to help. The little book is lying in your lap, the struggling candlelight falls on your face, the long lashes that hide the dark eyes are wet. Little Xan you have been crying. " - - There are tears dimming your eyes now a3 they rest upon the open page "Joshua Marston's nephew came home from Europe to-lay." Well, what of that? Jack Marston handsome, brave Jack Marston, who owns half the mill where you work a factory hand. Nan, what ishe to you? And again, "Jack Marston is the noblest man I ever saw." What business han you to think him noble? Nan, Nan,', re member you are but a factory girl and i millionaire ! i r day I went to visit Robin's grave; I L-.it down beside the little mound and I was so lonely and wretched buried my face in the grass and , cried. I did not hear footstep, did not know any one was near until I heard some body say " Miss Nan," and looking up I saw Jack Marston. Ho started when he saw I had been crying, but ho did not go away; instead, he came nearer and, bending down, read the simple inscription on the stone: , Eoeix agedfiYe," "" I am sorry, Miss Nan," he said. It sounded so odd to hear a sympa thizing voice, I tried hard to keep back the tears, but failed. : "What was the matter?" asked Jack Marston, after a pause. . . 1 did not heed what I said, did not think at all, but raised my head and answered: : : ' " Poverty." Jack Marston gave a great start. " Uncle Joshua " he asked, stopped; but I finished the sentence for him: . "Had just paid his hands their week's wages. What did it matter, to him that the doctor's bill wa3 twice as large 1" I spoke, bitterly, but Jack Marston looked very sad. ! " I ani very Sorry," he said, simply. Looking at him, I remembered that this man was his uncle, and sprang up. "Please forgive me," I said.) "I did not think " " I do not think you are the one to be forgiven," he answered, quietly. He walked out with me afterward, all the way home. He only said "good night" at parting, but no one ever said it to me like that before, nor looked at mei half so kindly. I think he is the noblest man on earth 1 Ah, Nan, you are forgetting .vou have forgotten that you are a factory girl ! You are remembering only that you are a woman. Ten o'clock ! Turn over another leaf, Nan. Read on : ' ' He is very kind to me Jajck Mars ton but in a very quiet way. I think if all factory owners were as good it would not seem so hard to work j in a mill, and our wages have been raised. I wonder what it all means. I am bewildered and cannot make it out. Mr. Jack has been so kind and I have been so happy, and no I heard Delia Lane talking to some of the girls to-day. Oh, she was talking about him him and me, , ! I I it made me very angry ; that she should say such things of him. Why are people so cruel? . Ho has been very . kind " flirting." , Delia Lane, I hate-you 1 What she says of me I do not care, but she shall never have another chance to say anything of him, for I will not let him be even kind. ; I came home by the river road to night It was very long, longer.it seemed than it used to be, but no one ever comes that way. Turn again, Nan another leaf: To-night, coming home, very tired, lonely (the river road is so long) somebody said " Miss Nan," and, look ing, I saw Jack Marston. I believe, for a moment, I was glad to see him. "May I walk the rest of the way with you?" he asked. ' I was going to say "Yes," for I was very lonesome, but then I remembered what Delia had said. . ; ".Please," I said, very much eon fused. "Oh, Mr. Marston, no please don't," For just one moment he looked at me, then he raised his hat. "Excuse me," he said. "Good-evening." And then he was gone. I felt like crying I am not sure but I did cry a little but I know he meant only simple kindness, and they shall not" call him "a llirtjl because of that; I have seen him aain, but he was very grave. I am afraid he is angry. Why do you pause now, Nan ? turn on: . ' To-lay Delia Lane told me some thing. Such a pretty lady called and inquired for Mr. Jack. Hex hair ex actly matched the little strip of sun sliine that falls across my loom,! and her eyes are like the little speck of sky that I see through my window. " She is going .to marry Jack Mars ton,",. said Delia Lane; "they( are engaged now. Did you see the lovely rings?".. - VV.'AU'-IKH Everything spun around for a moment and something snapped in my head as if soma -machinery t had broken i J I? u&j?J Then I went on weaving. .Who will get that cloth, I wonder? Ah, they will never know the bitterness I wove into it. --r-r- -. -t-. - Only a factory girl ! What right have 1 with a heart," and how dare I love, rbJm ? . jad -jetrrand yetrOh,'i Jacfc! : A little cry arid woman 'fobbing. Poor littles Nan poor, poor Nan ! And over in the great mill, in the little bfiice-toom with iUslbeadJ lying: :cpc3i the desk, wearied with his paper and accounts,, Jack f afron.W.3 sleeping', a sinlle t- -upok hJi '.handset? mouth. ,.Cora? Js, it her face-that comes into your- dream ';' ' the' girl with the golden hair and eyes like the sky?: , - t' - v It is a face from' which two eyes look forth, and .Cora's eyes could never wear; tnat- look or patient sorrow; but and perhaps Cora The lips part he sleeper murmurs one word, "Nan!" Fire! Fire.!;Ji .C v:- i There is the clanging of bells and rushing of feet and the ndise ? Jof the engines, rattling oyer the stones, tand voices crying, " The1' mill s on fire Marston's mill!". Wake, wake, 'Jack Marston! Why" will' you' sleep still with just that smile upon your lips?: Over at the little window a woman stands, looking out upon the sky that glows with a lurid light. ! " Oh, God!" j She heard . Jack Marston " say that night: "I will stayjn the mill until 12, Piersbn. I am" going toTobk" over some papers." . . Pieison is miles away, and, it-is, onlyw 10 o clock. -Three minutea later - a woman rushes into the throng, the red light falls upon her face, deathlike in .its pallor. She catches a man near by the arms. ! "Jerry," she gasps; and the man, turning, cries, Nan. P! . ; ;l ' - There is a look in the man's eyes even now that shows 'howl much the girl is to him; 'and a. sound in -his voice that shows how dear is the name he utters. . .. ; ! '-t ' " Save him V cries Nan. " He is in there Jack Marston !" She has forgotten erything bu,t that he is,ihe man she loves; Into the eyes of the one beside her creeps a pain intense, despairing, j " Save him 1" cries Nan, again. " Jerry, save him 1" He loves this AVOmair, and -oho - bida him save the only one who holds what he had hoped . to win; 'Jerry Dougall turns away, and for a moment an evil light, lurid as the baleful flames, glows in his eyes. : :"" ' f The next moment he is roused. Nan has rushed past him, through the crowd, right into the burning build ing. ; "-- ' 1 ; . . ! For one moment Jerry stands mute, then I staggers against a tree, with a face 'from which, all-light seems to 'have fled, and with eyes that, looking, see not. ; ' And through the blinding smoke that rolls in billows about her, and al most' in the midst of the flames that stretch cut their fiery arms to i encircle her, goes Nan. : ) - - A j : ' i ; i f ' O She has forgotten Cora, she has for gotten all the world ; she remembers only that Jack Marston is in that build ing, and that she loves him. She knows every, nook and corner of the place ; but before she reaches the ofllce she stops -ind, with a wildly-beating heart, calls.: A Toice answers through the smoke, "Nan." . It : is Jack;; and, fol lowing the sound, she goes right to him. ; In leaving the office and endeav oring to escape he had I stumbled against an iron bar, and lies now, a heavy cross-piece from some machinery fallen across his arm, pinioned and' powerless. Yet he looks up at her, as she enters, with a smile. T CJ She scarcely "heeds it," though the bar is heavy, but love gives her almost the strength of a Samson. N I And she pushes it aside -at i length, and Jack Marston staggered to his feet'. "Nan," he cries, holding out his hands, but she grasps him by the arm. Come, there .is not . a moment to lose, she cries, and rushes toward the door. . j The stairway is on, fire. x For a moment both stand silent. Then Jack draws her toward him. " Come into the office,", he says. . Nan. is pale and trembling, but there is no trace of fear in the steady light of her eyes. She watches the flames I creeping nearer and nearer, the forked tongues flashing out here and there through the dense 'snioke like flashes of lightning in a sky of. Egyptian darkness. Look ing up she meets Jack's eyes, and in them sees a light that drives from her all thought of flames or death. ? . He draws her very close to him and she looks up into his face. "Are you ready to die, Jack?" she .asks. 'Above the memory of flames and horror, above the memory of theawfulness of that time, she will ever remember the light that shone in Jack Marston's eyes, and the happiness that rang in his voice as he answers, - With you, yes. A bending, a touching of lips, and then a shadow growing darker and darker, hiding Jack's, face blank. , - Xan r . She hears his voice as she opens her eyes. She sees his face bend ing over her, and .'little by littlest all comes back. - 7 - ," 'v'l i, "' But they are not in the midst pf Ere where where are they? She sees : a f ace "i as" a - figure :gUdes away a face withi blue eyes that she remembers well, and then it all comes back to. Jier, and what she had .forgqtr ten before Cora. , And she shrinks away from Jack and covers her face with her hands. "You have no right," sne says "she" Va vtov1r9 IaaV . mum Jack's face suddenly .clears.. . ,.;;.V "Did-VMHninTIctrL asks, 1'that tovte-J&on?-''?? ? I She tnods. ,lier;her)bnViflpes not tneak.'"" r - ! " Cora: is tmy,uncleTa; yatak says w ft 2.1 " - A. 1 1 " a ir -i it ' 4 1 n nin Then,coinmg rcIoserVc-haJends his head, Nan,'my litUsygiflfle says, softlrahaY. lovei-youJibin the Ut W. Nan; is struggling: haratQj calm pers .sw'-vi s r " Jerry saved us," says Jack: '. . 7 ) "jerrn zonEl I YesJerrr safeierbrii'irlals and temptations sdf?'trbM tnmisfery that TroaldW I iVjd 7 kfceseeH Hese " NaaAyaJackI-want, ypul to say aftefonetichat tttll jotuSSAll '. TheiftTOts nQtanswer.nxd&sIX L j J aekI j.-yrsqa-rfT . i-otl y'" NanJhniv-li ! " Jack.,shejsayslhvery softly. j a" ahittle longer aiise; and. in the waiting . the great bell begins to ring i "1 - j "Tr. rf r' . fl J iZJ' '7 : Tnere is no answer, wo three. , ; " Nan" four fiyesix, htt is a pauseoftfielb'alst waiting, -too.' e?tn7l NalP ifts her head. ; " IjOyrymiJr& Baysptlyiaup plying the last word herself J : Eight nine ten--eleven twelve I " The Ne w; Year has begun," cries Tack, with a I Great happiness thrilling tbxougTrasdlCera a smile upon mshpsPw anjaiow'Sitnat the old year; has passed away, forever, and that theew ;ayear has 'begtf in deed. And it is Jack who says, as little Robin: spoke ibeforeiL.appy'i ! A Horrible Execution. Recent New Zealand newspapers contain accounts of ; the execution of a Maori named Winiaf a under .horrible circumstances.! Some years ago Wink ata murdered a young Englishman in the-Auckland district, and jescapedl td the wilds of the native territory. - A half-caste' pained Barlow-, de3irpUs7of obtaining the money set upon the head of the fugitive, recently entrapped him and handed him over to the police au thorities v Winiata .was tried -and con XUS UU1UCU iUVAr tSVA demned land i executed: tHeprbtestedicity aild, attends to jiiis his" innocence to the last. The convict stepped out iof the. e ll and: walked firmly toward the scaffold, nodding to the .sheriff and spectators. pYiniatet sain ;?;, i?;rienasT Europeans, x am going to give my body to i killed Listen to me, all of you. My t hands did not kill that Euro- pean ; tnis is me eaa vl inj uvf y . t a,,tn cinA na. T qttiMp Vfrmir HIT SOU1 lniO XllY j -- - f , f ,...S i, 2 . hands; remember me'hen I come into Thy kingdflm. This is all I, have to say.' The capwas then adjusted overf his head and the wardens stepped from the side of the convict, who was left standing alone with the rope round his; ; neck. Behind him Jwas the executioner with a f mask and, as- he'placed his hand upon the lever, the trap-door flew4 open with a crasrr, :ana vvmiaia uisap peared from view with a dull thud. Running nimbly down' the steps the executioner entered by a door below the scaffold, and tne ntfVelty of this proceed ing caused a number; of the spectators to approach close to1 the foot of the scaffold. Thef sopuds ' ' which: met their ears were horrible The drop had failed' to 4 caue 1 instantaneous death; .and the deep and stifled .breath ings" of the half-strangled convict were distinctly audible through the crevices. ; xne execuviouer cuum us yxaimj Bttu ene;as:ed inthe ging at the hang purrjcs&p.comple 1 1 nn ! -whilft Winiata twisted in aTslckening hianiieri ually the sounds of chokmg.and stuled breathing'died away ,: the violent Vibra tions of the rope ceased,' and ten min utes after the rbpe was pulled the ex ecutioner cimo forth, from, ghastly: noie ana suppeaaway. 101111, for ahofifcthe 3i$y rcl 'oWni It was then found that, the,, noose, in stead of being behind the ear waa im mediately under the chin and way not drawnl -tightly fpundthng t IS Education of Indian Girls. ,U i ii A ttorn evGeneral I Brewster has re ceived a letter from thep board of lady managers pt .the Lincoln institution at hundIndian irirls. stitution was established -in 1866 for the care, maintenance and education of soldiers' orphans. ' Last year the pfipfds 1 wpta transferred to the jsaucanonai- home in. West Philadelphia: i The man agers propose, therefore to utilize their establishment arid to'give voluntarily their services for educating Indian girls, giving them a plainTSnglish edq- J cation, teaching them, all Vthe arts "of i housekeeping and fclain needle-work J and keeping them in close contact with the civilization in the midst of which3 they will be, their , moral and religious training being: in no wise ? neglected. At the start they propose to draw ex nprienced instructors from 'the United States training school for 'Jndiana aty Carlisle Barracks, Pa. Thej managers ask that the attorney-general rcall the matter to the attention of the secretary pf theinteripi?,' with1, a view of having the government designate the Lincoln institution as a training school for ln diari girls, and to appropriate $175 per annum f or , each ; child placed 1 under theii charge provided they ,be not less thart fifty in number. f . j - : . .. ; , It is stated that the recent census of India will show that no fewer than 132 distinct languages are spoken within the limits of the Indian empire. institution .intQ a 5cnooLiorttne eauca-i tion and traMnebf froia fifty! one, xTtie'Lincolnlri- ; f Caty iwysy a yanrjmaiuvf r u f8ome one writes toiaDetroit paper id ask why it is tliat the 'proportion of ;ountry boys who1 succeed in life Is greater than that of; city boys, who havel by 'far the "greatest advantages ffom'the cradlelup. Ill does seem as diough. 1 people would et that little jecret TX)unded. onto them after it has been told few; thousand more itimes by newspaper men and other pbflqso pners'Wiio xiave giveii sw;u uiaii,jf4 itudy, all their lives. Take a boy.jvM oas grown up in the country, ana eiuier ipent his time bntafarm pr worked Around in a'country- town learning ; a trad ft. and he does not have' the time leariiag T abr the opportunitiesto acquire the peculiarities' akd thehabits Hhat be eome a burden to the "city. boy .before hp has got half! tnfouli'lif e,iit Tvhicl J dayQwmgisrit.aair ofjrebel - lipus teei3ranI4g i jued PverhQ 3tumbs. U notl busvinfir his : mind; with J , t A. 1t. nnrnli' IT. 9 is not working u'J some plan id w'in!iii 1.. : tI..''I nAmA 1nn fA win!lAM ganie of poker as soon as he, finishes J his supper and ets;doTv)itoWti.:; Thej ooy in ; the country wa; uo uussiu. IriiUvday; how ; etwilfeat his neisrhbbr's boy but of a certain tnr at sinorinir-schooli thatHniffht, bnt4 he don't want tta leafn a-eonfiderice ffame (that i3 surer than a ' lightning- rod peddler for takiriglri1 folks, f; The: country boy jnayi iook puuanaisn.in a suifof clothes made 'over, from jsome his father wore, pants that bag at the: fcneesi oniy one 1 suspenuex, uu ma arms, ( and face, ! and neck, and for a yard down his- pinalJp column,' wKere his' shirt orened,)inay,;bei burned to a delicate brown by the 1 summer I sun. ; but that boy has not acquired the; tight pants, ; and the i;cigarettes,oand the latest styles of profanity; of the city boy., iWle the boy in the city is taking lemons in df aw-pbker,f the coun try f boy Is running a f anning-mill or a corn-sheUerrin4he.barni Land ii$tenihg to hisluriclefell of the iriiproved styles of sharpers . land ; confidence r men that, cities are1 thronged with nowadays.' And" when, Ta f years at terwara, the cotmtry boy with only a smattering sr4 an 'nrInof rvn Thilt. a larcr'A.. hllll Of com-mon" sense, leaves i ine 01a a arm ituu KUt IUIU uuaiiicaa: 1U. Vllt. city,. he is, called "fresh" by the city boys," who have grown - up .1 to be , sporting men, and men whoi would go their last dollar on a horse-race. ciTheung man from the country,, goes about the . . " t 1 ' i i :i1r i. 1 : , .3 whftn some city sharn stops him on the' street! and ' endeavors to-"work" him for a "snap and play 1 any ponfi- pence on mm, ne simui a iv tro alone, old fellow i roull have to ex city ; t is smart,5 and on to all the. fine "rackets h of the; day,' will bite like1 a sucker) and th p. confidence man will play - hint for aU he is wort n, Decausejine nuyimuiu rirhnortirm'hf country' bovs r who suc ceed is greater than that' of boj-s who. are born and brought up m; the -city. The boy from the country) iis inot so badly 'mashed on himself that' he loses his presence of -mind and s immttan sense1 or gets ons'bise," it !jwerej'' .Pecks Sun. Minl-Il adlns". ili Mr; Stuart Cumberland, of England, performed t - the, Everett house, in New York, some experiments in; wb.at is ; called s mind-reading, j The "specta tors were chiefly physicians and clergy men, j! ' 'i .jrffeA(,t"v !.... I Mr j Cumberland said at starting that he professed to have no power f lodk-" ino-lnto the mind, but only extrabr'dP nary keenness In" perceiving; the'?ffeipt of intent mental actibnnori' thabody. I Then enrv.WarBeecJieruqm ted iiimseil as asuoiecsjy..axFivAU"Mri; breast, and, upon which the subject said he had fixed his mind. - - q . In the nextxperimentDrrGeo.'M; BeardT and; the ' Rev.; Ge'drge ; JI.Hcp woxUif; accompanied , Mr. . Cumberland into, an :adfoinina: jToom ; a3 a witness, aftftr; which one of-the company made. wb small pencil "marks upon the .walls at different points " and fixed his mind on iDri Ar B, Ball,-who secreted a-gold piece' in. his shoe.. By -contact," , as in the first experiment, Mr. Cumberland, still blindfolded,1 placed his finger upon the pencil' marks, and then found the gold piece which; the subject had seen secreted in Dr: Ball's shoe. ' . ? I " Is! iiny 'gentleman ' here suffering from la rfn?" asked Mr. Cumber- 1 A. A saicu-H t)neof those presentJooked. at- the An 4- nnnn. n l' iwunailtti wniCUi ALT; 1 ,uw iuv- .r.- ... Cumberland seized his IianoV nexa.iu ta nis forehead for-r a f moment, and;ilU CTaspmtft,Srrotec"M86P' ' withUhej other hand "GZZZUZ JATVa ! i thonzhtit was 1861 when' Irstct looked at it, but oundjjmmediately kft. txr 'T. was wrnnfff-. the , gentleman Said, j Mr. Cumberland then " wWe 1866, which was pronounced correct, v I Several other -, experimen ts r were given.-With DrWTAJEIanmond, -who wasTblfrdfolde showed the difliculty of "locating" 'sound by the ear only, andhe alsaiUus tmtA th, false impression which the ierise'of tduchlnay "givB. 'He civused spuit 'rappingsby craclang tne jomxs oi hiahsmris and feet. . . , . : r r ' ,1 . -r DrJBeard asked the, privilege oi pru- posing two experiments wFor, Je.firU he stuck UbouftBfty: pimj near: tpgethex in the top of a table.; isemg Dimoioiucu Cumberland grasped Beecher by tho hand,! and Beecher j wasl requested to fir hil mind on a partictilar pin. Sud- ji-i rhimwrlaTd droppett tne naiiu Uvii j ymiiiv i but;' The boy ih the country iwbo wbrks' in" I. am Jnr. nepwpiui 6iua.4 n i it i3-,a uuucuiiivy m- v. , , , . - . ,a- rt rHt , -. m -m-r - ' IX ,1 Ti, j:TC..1 . - ..ftM.bl fin1 .All! 1 1 Dltrt. ; ... I ' t iTheinmd-rwtderiseized, , hand, then dropped upon his knees and poultry diet In preference te tany other the, ,peed haridVori the gentleman's butit is n f thatthey are great egg, inembercd, .f er to ? knkS' U s,a3a tateimdhb growers say that a colony; l''1 PJW anxie, .a.ww--riTTku - iJi&rnn WniAntfy bnv eiirhtV beriefit" bthers ; and of such power a , i . onftrinof . irnm xiih and Tjulledotit aiin, "Which 1 Beecher said was the ohe on Which his . mind was ffxed. :DrJ Beardrgaid he would . conceal anarticleT Mfi 'Cumberland, blindfolded led him twice abbut the fopm) and twice into tKeali; and then seemeb srreatlv nuzzled. 5 ta That is alL" Dr: Beard s4id, "Ihado object cbn- ceaieo, Duaiaa m my nuna me route, ,Qver .hicji you jbaye trayeled. V ! o . r i t - t i-ji 7 jTlie" deepes coallmineini America ia thjaPpttsvile, inFennisyJvania. The: A shaftr is iL576 ifeet deert Ffomits bottom, almost ai tliird of a mileown. 200 tears hbldmg: rour tons ech, areH lifted'eveday.tTheVare run upon1 a piaxiorra; -anu. ine rwuuie weigut i 01 ihe;lea4 : sw'iini M Jime 'occupied In Jiftirrgla full car-being only mofe than a imiritite. 7 The heis heistingandv. iowering of j meninto regulated jUy; law inep coal .mines! iis Lhsyivania-and- only ten canstand on a platform at . ,1 1.. - r . i l ' ' V. A 4- Tsr riifn venled, andmaccstomed appalled byat. . lj Vperso: liowej'er, careies&Tiess timuoii wc if40 visitors ore ' person or weax nerves,' ; says correspenaent, should i -tnbt sObraverr the ; ordeal by i descending rpottsyilte shaft;--ThCV machineryi .works1 pnoothly as '' a ' hotel elevator, but the speed is so iter:1 rific that one; seems falling through the air, j Tha kneea aftea .ew seconds become Aveak and tremulous, the jears ring as the drums, of -these organs,' are forced inwSrd by the air pressure,! and the ! eves - shut- involuntarily asi the beams ofr the shaft seem: to dash up ward only; a foot or two-way. As one leaves the light bf theupper'dayffthe transition to darkness- is fantastic. The light does not pass into gloom in the same fakhiou jas; ou?r,day merges into nightj but there it a kind of phos phorescent glow, .gradually becoming' dimmer and j dimmer. Half way down you! pass; with; roaji and sudden crash, the ascending car ';. and at last, after what seems several, minutes, but' is - only a fractionj of :that time the platform begins tbslowup, halts at a 1 eatc-and through. lWyon step into a crowa JOLi creatures wuu; iuc bum of hien, biitiwitk the" blackened 'Hces, the glaring; jByes; 7pd wild, physibgno- mies. of; fiends:". ( -1: t I ... . i i ' ' - . 1 i ' Exhauition of ' Soils. ! The chemist bfVthe naliinal dep$r ifient; bf ; agriculture ; expresses ithe opinion that' thejilityicjf ; the soil of theVepterM' pranewJblie exhausted sooner.than&hatjafl.the rocky lands in the Sastern- States: I ackno wledgpi ' the Western 'soils Ave richer tin tiat materials f or stimulating plant growth and ; are bapable ; bf producing; larger. after they have produced several crops. They are riqh an carhon. ana nitrogen, but are generally poorly supplied with t potash, lime and phosphorus. The, latter substances are rapiaiy iiuteu by grewing plants, and arepernianeat-., IV removed when small grains are raised 1 and:marketed as- is usually the 4 case 'inlr.th'eJ West. iiTheseP?materials -are- supplied to the soil, by the J ciisintegra tibn'bfj rocks i in jplac'ea;here . they, abound; andUhpilse of farming impje: , ments and' the action pf tfce elements r operate favorably. in restoring to land what is carrieda wayrin crops harvested ; and sold. . Portidns of the country that are broken iind rpcky-possess in crqde form all tlib' materials for supplying the soil with plant-food for1 nil tune: r ia Wiilmt. HnrbRks i mav riot crumble fast enough to shpply the oil WHIl iUl HlVjJUJi'H'-"" -j away from it under the common coutse, of cultivation', but, by adopting the resting process, i which allows the lana tb be ingrass'a large, pari of thetinie and following jv judicious cpiirso of ro m: " ; r?j;C-JJi(.W 44' Egg-tatinj Chinamen. e Ch inam en w1k live in Phila4elr nhia and adioinincritiss have denrelrf oped an enormmisappetiterfor eggs, and theoldjidca thatJthe average al-febnd-eyed iaundryman from the Celes li'il'erapirc Uves onsixteen grains of rice nerdavi assisteoTdowritheir throats with little sticks, rirust be abnndoncd.? at least so. f jar as those who live there are concerned. It is only when eggs are skf high" that thV Celestials resort !f xo tneoieb or, xiuyjxvuug iu. - . aril. 1 J ' i V A eggs :peT. da and often Hye on nothing J else f or. weeKS. j AnJU?e, wao i wiuwi Uved in Philadelphia, and his assistant in thelaimdrbusinin k ter, have been .Known , to eau - -v i . - . . .eMr,. in a week; P an average of seventeen a day.' The Chinameii say Jthat eggs at fifteen; to twehty cents a dozen! are cheaper than anytltmg eise tut buy, and, almost as' cheap a rice. no JmtT fripff?ls bT ..bare corn- pliments but by gifjng them, se nMz. h iron nf. your lovCt ,U lsTwell ! Worth" while to icrnhow; to win; lie lieart of uuui tiieiffhtj- wjiyjii Tartfi isofnM use ta lnako or preserve tC friend, who is an aniraai nai. is nbvcrjttugiiwj , tamc4 bnt by kindness, ad' Peasnrev f Excite thejnr by your dviuvies, auu.j show Itherii : that you desuYf nothing more than jtheir satisfaction. OtjUgo Jil!. AiU!n- mi with aU your soul thatunenawnoua4? jnae yod i a present I of his own. Astatistician says that the value of the eggs used in the United States is 7xoorj.000 aunuaUy, of which New Yorkusek $1800,000 worth, i tlow. but aaii'ms tnaonac Tmtfi--:i-J . i'. . i' -jJ . : f;i:tiT I and ticient in mean3 oi reK4i"8 "uin; i - I I IIH miLiUCiULXlCt luiuoiuau,ouviu J FACISiFQR Jim VVtoOVS . ;'" ftvt ;I . tr',;t ij "It has been ascertained that not ca a I per cent. p criminals arp fat person t lost of . thenx yeigh jess, than "pounds.. r-t'4; .i '-'.- lAi late as the beginning of the, last w century Che poorof Scotland. wereJ(in, ; iuchv'a: condition that;' Ffetcber,, bf! Saltoun , gravely.' proposed , to'elevatq ind benefit the'm ; b selling ' them lntd 'Havery. r k . v7 cuv l ' f "? 1 William' '11.' Vanderbflfs'. valth--l'easured "in gold wonld;''lt If said,1.1 Estimate iits his income at pert? I second, which is the average wages of 'j 'a working man for a day's labor-. I ' With only 1,200 population union ) 1 Springs, N. Y., .has eight churchi t Thelast, now being nuUthas pnly ono ,a; :male and .six femalefmembers it 5.a the. result -of a .legacy. requiring., its" TxteoVithijx-itberic : veni th'e.money'frbm going. lnfttbWie ' - : 4ThV kings pf Burmah used to , pWj4; , clie'ssvith men instead ofpiece' marked rout'-' with black-and-white4 piarble squares; and having at one side ; a pillar upon which the 'emperor 'lised-; ii i - . ,'to sit iri'a" circular1 stqiio chair to direct the movei"-"Frederick the Gfeat,' and , L the Duke of Weimar also used their d jfor,.cJhessnen. . In snmft narts of Snain where butter .:. is a rare article . of merchandise;, it : . -sold not by the pound,! bat by the; yard. 4 -Jt Is brought from the mounuuu ui- ..... i A, 2 k. W . tricts rin sheep's intestines, hko saus ages that are "tied off" with string m i 'l .1 -lengths aareiuirea oy.iutv uuct. , j. travAiprs butter ,bv the inclfisccms 'rathen curious bargaining ; th'o prod-f j uct is-usually neither, palatable nor4 partrcularly elean.l 4 : ; -i- lf , InXondon aoung triin who wishes-, to p$ a swell goes to a bailor, offering j; him$200.a.year'to clothf him; i'lbe tailor keeps ibini supplied with new ;J suits as fast-as th swell returns the :;fj . old ones, ' which, he . can' hot keep more. J -than'a month. ;Tliey are but; little if V 'any,'worn,;and(the tailor sells,, themj readily , tb ready-made yldng houses.;,, At theend.of the year.tho tailor has ; , .made $200 from the swati; besides the, (-i profits on the sale of two clothes, ana , the-sweir has aressea cxciiuMtfijr small Expense. 'J f f',1 The! first r historical.tjnirrors : wero't j made of brass. .In Exodus we are told - j that the Israelitish Wdmen .brought; U 1 their braxeri looking-glasses to Moses, . "and that ho' made i': thereof; the foot of lth?laver.';of I brass." Those mirrors;: Wobablv similar to those used by ; : rtbOgypUais. nd, whpi have .been , "discovered buried with mummies. ;? In jantjl rid rjipbfta of maraons -o princesses, some anierior-ur others' posterior tb Moses; mirrors of mixed metal, chiefly cop- -; perY'were found lying anion g the para? phernaliaof jewels and. rich apparel H entombed with the mummies. .. 1, WORDS OF WISDOM. .1 To: haveTideas -is to gather flowers. -v thiiifc is to weave" them into .gar- To lands. V ' . v v . t i xL Wealth, ... is the' most dangerous Vrhrtntrhl authority bo a stubborn J?eart jet ,he')s often Jed "by thi . . ar the nose witp. goldi-'ii l UZM '-.i-r Kn6wlet!g;ewill atways' predominate ovterlgnorance, asjinatfj- governs the othfetlanimalsl- 'ft'.:, ,..' " ' While weietaln the power of, render; y ing service and conferring favors ,we, F HPirfAfn PYrprience inrrautude,3."t I. ; If we: did 'butiuioV Jiot. Utile same; - enjoy of tUelgreid. '.things; they possess ( l;ffiPTA-nuld: not ibamucjii envy in the.,,. there -would; not ibd mucnienvy. 'wbrid.",l i K.:,i.(';.:; cu.r ri Feelings febm : and ' gcr like lights troopV'tolwlng-: tli,e rvlctory 6f 1 1.0 present : but. principles,., w-e f Vatt tlhe kindness, should . begin.n ourswi: &-4,Xi . i. i ileVenge'i a momentary trii'mph, irr . wliif & hi. satisfadtion dhs at once, and MJ fflicccdded' by remorse ; whereas , l forglviness." which Is the noblest of all. V revenge? eniaus a iwyv,ui i f'. i Youth and age have lob riittlc syrii- ' ti pathy with eachDthcr.- If the young ; would remember, they may oe oia, auu. t M Hifl hid would rememoer mai iuey wciu. ,. good nlan must always The'Bedonins Jllstakfl. h fA Cairo (Egypt), newspaper say? : The Bedouins iwere greatly puzzled - AT nidre; gkiriou victory cannot bp t gained, ovbrranotfter mart ht thA;;;;.: . j thatfwhenr. the jhjuryranViorv H-i , , . . by tfie-'garb or.theHlghianaers, wn,o theycame.;to thfe Conclusion wcre.npt soldiers, but, the vives of. tho fsoldiersj ..i Distance, otJ course,.. encpnraged thii .. .. deliisiom 03 .l)arer legs wero icbviousl -. . more discernible than - tue men a lace?, j Uvered,therere,; noticed ; that .tho soldiers women8 encamped by. themselves, :and , they H-iolvrd tofgo dbwn and spoil the f , fnfidrf' sbldiers;of, their :wiyes; and a- actually went, with a . Tfut result winch must; have addedto the jdermctit o both, ifor the British turned out with n rifle and bay- I A- U.kf rd X'PTV sneedilv thirty or , forty ; of - tie amor6us 4 Bedouins bit the dust 'Aftdr this episode, tka. gqjdiers ilyes wue ;not Tigajnnttacked fy'f' sheikhs who wanted to replenish theit harems with English moonf aces.:. I A marked man The fellow who sits down on a newly-paintea siwp. , 'J. At J J

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