North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL. IV.
LOUISBUIIG, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUAEY 12, 1875.
no: 10.
Cast In a tt Shadotr.
JV wit stopped at a foundry, where
Home men were canting iron ware,
Ami entering, mid, "You all appear
To be engaged ui canting here."
Yen," Hid tho foreman, "that's our 1iz.' M
Hie r't remarked, " I'm glad it in,
I'or I La-, e fonght, and found at last,
A ylace to fet a shadow cast."'
'Hie iro i niiui at once replied
Hi at f.uch a feat their skill defied;"
lint rccomnfiCiidcd hini to paea
To a foundry where they worked in braea.
soyii: oxi: ix tiii: noon.
Elijah Croly," my husband', was owner
and captain of a coastiner-vessel, doini?
. KJ ' ' O
Rood trade; and we occupied an old
fahioned and somewhat dreary house at
Stepney. Elijah liked the place more
than I did, and it wan on his account
that wo stayed there so long'.' I thought
it could make very little difference to
him w here we -lived, for he was at home
only two or three weeks out of every ten.
I was often alone two months at a time;
nnd lonely enough it was sometimes.
"Get Home one whom you like to. stay
with you, my dear," tho captain said,
when I told him one day how unpleasant
I felt to be alone ho much. "Get any
a me you please, and before long I hope 1
xhall be ato to stay at home with you
myself." ' . . !
"I took his advice, and-afer some in
quiry I found a woman who I thought
would suit me. Her name was Emily
Sands, and she was a j pleasant-faced
woman of about forty. , She told aie
that slfijMiad been left a widow, with no
means, and had since earned her living
by neodle-work; and although I had in-
tended that tho woman who came every
morning to. do my housework should
fvtill come, I found Emily so handy and
no willing that I fjoon discontinued the
I could not at first make out whether
it was a man or woman; I only became
conscious, as I sat in bewildering, dumb
terror, that I was (Confronted by; a
stranger there in that semi-darkness-
by some one who had hidden in the
room for some object. There I was,
locked up in a reom alone with a ruffian,
waiting, trembling, and expecting to
hear him speak, or to become the object
of some violence.- For although, as I
have said, I could not distinguish
whether it was man' or woman, I did not
doubt that it was tha- former, and one cf
the most desperate of his kind. And
presently, as my eyes fell to the floor, I
saw a great pair of boots thrust out upon
the carpet within the radius of the light.
I do not know how long we sat there
in the semi-darkness of the room, facing
each other, but motionless arid silent; it
might have bee'u three minutes or thirty.
The thought of alarming Emily suddenly
occurred to me, and I reached out for
the bell-cord. It should have been
within -easy reach of the spot where I
sat, but my hand failed to find it.
A low chuckle came from the- occupant
of the old chair. :
" That was a clever thought of you,
missus," came forth in a deep, rough
voice, and in atone of easy insolence,
" Clever thought, marm out Diess your
.'ample seui, do you thinK l was a-going
to leave that ?ere cord there for vou to
mako a noise with ? Not by no means.
It's well to be careful when you're in
this kind of business, marm; and so
when you left me alone here before dark
I then being under the bed, you see
I crawled out and took a survey of the
place." ,
" What do youfwant ?" I askei.
He chuckled again, and replied: " Now
that's good; you're a business woman,
marm; you come right to the point with-
of
and
tho other.
KO
I had
She was so
vivacious, that 1- was
done the best that I
service;
amiable
Hati:!W that
could do in the matter. ,
" I hope so," he said, doubtfully.
' " And don't you think fo J" I asked.
" Well, no," ho replied, j )
" Now, I'd like to know ; why, Elijah.
Do you see anything -wrong! 'about her?"
1 can t ;v.y that I do; I presume it is
'only-a notion; but 1 have in some way
conceived a kind of distrust of her face.
I c:in't -c plain it, and you had better
not be prejudiced by it." ;
Vou may be very sure I shall not," I
rej 'iiu (I, " if it has no more foundation
lhan this." ' - !
And tiii ; was all that was said between
us on tho subject. I was too well ac
quainted with the captain's sudden
whims to attach much importance to
this one.
; The captain remained at homo this
timo barely two weeks. On the morn
ing, that he left to take his vessel for
another trip, just after ho had taken up
hi hat to cro. he called me into the
chamber and shut the door
" Hero is something, Fanny," he said,
" that I want you to keep safely for ,me
till I come back." And he took a paper
out any nonsense; I'm going to tell
you what I want. 1 Be quiet, marm," he
said. "I don't mean to hurt vou if I
can help it. Keep still and I wofi't.
Let's have a look at etich other. " . V ,
Ho removed the shade and looked at
i me tor tun hall a minute, as 1 sat lm the
glare of the lamp. Ho was a large,
brawny fellow, full six feet high, and !
dressed . in an old suit of fustian
clothes. His face was entirely concealed
by a crape mask; not a feature of j it
could I see from his neek to the crown
of his head. He leaned ! one arm unon
the bureau, and regarded me attentively.
" You don't know me," he remarked,
in an ordinary tone. " No, of course
not; it is best for you that yoju shouldn't.
1 thouerht at nrsx there was somethiner
familiar in your face; but I fancy, I was
mistaken. ' Well, ' to business, marm."
And he assumed a sharp tone, and look
ed carefully at the bureau. ' I've got a
pistol here, missus "and he slapped
nis pocket; out you re -too sensible a
woman, I take it to make me use it on
you. I want that money. There's five
hundred pound of it in this drawer; you
have tho key give it to me !"
I handed it to him without word,
" 1 11 leave you now in a minute,
packr-e from his breast-pocket id he misBua," he said, rapidly inserting the
sjjokc. "There are ten fifty-pound
note.i iu it r five hundred pounds in all.
I will lock it up here in this bureau
drawer, and give you tho key." And he
did so. " No one' would think of comiag
hero for nioney."
"Do you think you had better leave
it here, Elijah?" I asked. "Why not
put it in the bank ?"
"1 meant to lut I shall not have
time. Tho money was only paid me last
night. JJut no matter, thev money will
bo nafo whero it is, and there will be no
danger about it; or if you don't think so,
you may deposit it yourself."
Iy uneaniuess iucreased as the day
wi to on ; and about tljree o'clock the
wime afternoon, I took the money and
wont to the bank, determined to deposit
it. Tho "bank was closed; all tho banks
were closed, for it was Saturday:
I took the package home again, re
placed it iii the bureau-drawer, locked it,
key, turning it and opening the drawer,
" with many thanks for your good be
havior. Is tins it ?"
He took out the package, and held it
" That is the money," I said.
'"She might, deceive me, after all,."
I heard him mutter; and thrusting his
forefinger into the end of the envelope,
he ripped it open, and pulled the-end of
the notes out into sight. " Yes, here it
IS. JNOW
, He had tlirust the package into his
pocket, and was about to close the
drawer, when his eyo was caught by
something within it. He started, thrnst
his hand into tho drawer, and, taking
out an object that I was well acquainted
with, be bent over and scrutinized
shawl, with a bundle in her : had wait
ing, I have no doubt, for a signal from
within. She started upon seeing me;
but the man immediately called to her
by the name of 'Jane, telling her to come
in.
She passed by me a khe did s j; and I
whispered, " Oh, Emily, how could you
betray me ?"
She manifetitei no shame or sorrow,
though I know she must have heard the
whispered words; her face was hard and
unwomanly, and its expression was sul
len. And I could not doubt that she
had played the spy upon my husband
and myself, and had betrayed us to. this
man. -
" I've a very few words to say to you,
ma am, said tnoman; ana all tne bold
ness and insolence had . gone out of his
voice, Jeaving it gentle and sorrowful.
" Just? a few woi?ds to ask you to forgive
us f of what we meant to do, and to tell
you what has happened to change my
mind so suddenly, and why we can't rob
yon, as we meant to do."
He took thj3 package from his pocket
with the words, and tossed it into my
lap. v C ;
" T dt money belongs to the man that
I love and honor more than any othei, on
earth. I'm a hard customer, ma'am;
we live by dark ways and doings, Jane
and I; and I wouldn't have believed.
when she let me in here to-day and hid
me, that I could leave the house without
that money; but if I'd known whom it
belonged' to, I'd sooner have held out
niy right hand to be cut off than come
here as I have, and for what I came, I
used to bo a sailor, and I was with Cap
tain Croly in the Calvert. He was the
very kindest and best master tnat ever
liandled a speaking trumpet, and there
wasn't a man aboard the bark but loved
him. Ono night off Hatteras all hands
were sent aloft to reef in alheavygale;
and when they came down again 1 was
missing. ' Where is he?' the captain
asked ; but none of them knew. They
hadn't iioticed me since we all sprang
into fhe shrouds together. ' Overboard,
I'm afraid,' said the mate; and the men
all seemed f earful that I was lost. The
captain hailed me through his speaking
trumpet; andthere came back a faint,
despairing cry, only just heard above the
piping of the storm. Captain Croly
never ordered any one else up; he cast
off hi3 coat, and threw down his trumpet,
and went aloft befor&-any one could get
ahead of hhn.. He found me hanging
with one elbow over the foreyard, and
just about ready to fall from weaknesa
and pain : for my other arm was twisted
out of joint at the elbow by a turn of tho
ropes. He caught me, and held me there
till help came, up from below, and then
they carried me down. -It was Captain
Croly that saved me from a grave in the
sea: and T would have I robbed him to
night ! Forgive us, madam, if you can
We will leave you in peace. Come,
Janal"
" Well," said Elijah, in his joking
way, when he came home next after this
eventful night, "you've not been mur
dered for that money, I see. Where's
Emily ? Has she run off with it ?"
I handed him the package, merely re
marking tht the woman had unex
pectodly left me, for reasons which were
best known to herself. This was all' the
conversation that I had with him upon
the subject; he never knew what I have
now been telling. Perhaps I did wrong;
but I was always reluctant to tell him
all about it, and he died before I could
make up my mind. But I never had
any other secret from Elijah; and I be
lieve. I never had an adventure that made
such an impression upon me as this did.
The Western lAteustm.
Mr- Noteware, the Nebraska State
Superintendent of Immigration, has
made report on the western locusts, or
grassneppers, which we' condense' as
follows:
" The abiding home of the insect is
on the high, dry plateaus of New Mexico
and Arizona, and the southern foothills
of th; Rocky Mountains. Thero they
arc always. In some seasons they mul
tiply with astonisliimg rapidity and be
come too numerous to subsist. Then,
like bees, they swarm and migrate to
other countries. They follow no rule of
immigration, but go with the wind.
They fly until they become weary and
hungry, and then drop down to rest and
eat. They do not all go at once nor to
one place. They become separated and
much divided after starting; but in al
most any case, whether tho grand army
or some principal detachment, they are
as the san da of the sea, myriads of mil
lions. Coming in the distance they look
like a light cloud rapidly riding on the
wind, and under the blazing noon-day
sun they glitter like snow flakes, ex
tending from near the ground to the
height of half a mile, but cast a gloomy
shadow on the earth. "When they drop
down to feed every green and gay thing
is covered in a moment, and the earth is
gray and dismal. Only a few things do
they not relish, as sorghum, broom corn
and peach-tree leaves. ' Wheat, and oats,
when the straw or grain is green, are do
voured in a few hours. Corn is their
staple; they go for the tassel and silk (if
these are out), then the tender fcrain,
scrambling and crowding each other like
hungry pigs. They are very fond of po
tatoes, beans and cabbage; but onions
are their most delicious morsel they
will dig into the ground for the last par
ticle. Usually they remain not more
than twenty-four to forty-eight hoxirs in
a place, if the weather is warm and the
sky clear; but sometimes a week, if the
air is chilly and very damp and tho sky
cloudy. After leaving their native home
they have never been known to proga-
gate in their colonies more than three
years, and that has occurred but twice in
the history of the United States. Some
what more frequently they havo been
known to hatch during the second year;
but out of twenty swarms this has hap
pened only three times. In other cases
they have ended their existence and their
race,' in any given place, i in one year. Of
those which invaded Nebraska in 1874,
the first swarms laid eggs in several
counties; but the long, dry fall hatched
them out, and thus stopped further pro
duction. The swarms that came last
seemed to have been hatched too far
north, and too late in the season to come
to maturity, and consequently they laid
no eggs. All these perished in tho first
frosts. It will be several years before
their native land will be overcrowded,
and when they rise up to migrate they
will be as likely to go in one direction as
another. Ever since the year 1849 the
plains have been traveled over constant
ly, and the movements of -iris desert lo
cust, a it should be callei, have been
noted. La all this time there has been
no such devastation as last year', nor is
it likely that there will bo a recurrence
of this calamity for many years, and let
us hope never."
Lobbying am a Selenre.
Sam Ward, known in Washington as
the " Lobby King," testified before the
Pacific Mail investigation committee that
he received $500 down and was to re
ceive 5,000 more if the subsidy was se
cured. In his remarks about the Wash
ington lobby, Sam said : I could enter
tain you with histories of well-concerted
plans which all disappeared ju?t at the
crack of one member's whip; perhaps a
matter of caprice, perhaps a matter of
accident you cannot tell which; we who
are of the regular army .know when we
are whipped but gentlemen of little ex
perience come down here and peg and
pea: on till the end of the session, and
never understand why they had better
go home; to introduce a bill properly, to
have it referred to the proper committee
to that some membtr in that com
mittee understands its merits; to attend
to it; to-watch it; to have a counsel to go
and advocate it before the committee; to
see that members of the committee do
not oversleep themselves on the morn
ing of important meetings; to watch the
coming in of the bill in Congress, day
after day, week after week; to have your
men on hand a dozen times, aad to have
them as often disappointed; to have one
of those storms wliich spring up in the
Adriatic of Congress until your men are
worried and worn and tired, and until
they say to themselves that they will
JlaintatHtnjr Fertility In Orchard
llmte It Im !.r,
The question, 11 How can th fertility
of large orchards be most economically
maintained I was discuwd at a late
meeting of the Western New York Hor
ticultural Society. Oliver Chanin, of
East Bloomfield, plows u"h year four I
inches deep without cropping'. Trees
grow well but bear poorly. Priacipar
variety, Baldwin. H. .E. Hooker Raid
the fertility of small orchards is easily
kept up, but sufficient manure canuot
readily be secured for 50 or 100 acres of
trees. The only profitable old orchards
are those that are in some way frequent
ly manured. Top-dressing and mulch
ing with manure ia preferable to plowing
The Strength of Fnlth.
Not long ago the captain of n of our
great ocean steamships found, jut after
passing Sandy Heck, that he lial a
young blind girl axaocg hi panigT.
Her whole appearance t howed kiin that
there was some mystery in the caw, aad
ho aikcd her how she came to be then,
in the steerage, alone. Tho young lady
toll him her story. Sh was a MLm
Kane, from New England, I WUerr,
who had, unfortunately, lt her eye
Fight. Being a Catholic ahc liad heard
of the wonderful curm performed
through the ageney of "Our Lady of
half-hopeful, half -despairing month, she
had been trying to raise the means . for
making the trip. At 'length he could
not bear to wait any lougtr, and, unlv
... .. . i r t " i known to her parents she had slipped
cultivation does good. After bearing ! ' , : . . ' '
. . . . , f , away to New lork where phe had ar-
begiu to seed and top-dreas.
E. Moody maintained that vegetable
manures, including stable manure, was
injurious. They increase the fungus
that preys upon the apple. He would
apply mineral manure. It needed ex
periment to decide what kind. Ashes
and lime are undoubtedly valuable. The
leaves' of the tree will take carbonic acid
from the atmosphere to supply the tree
with carbon. Hence carbonaceous ma-
nures are not needed.1 Salt is an excel
lent fertilizer for apple trees, applied
in small quantities. If an orchard is
plowed yearly without cropping he be-
not go up to the Capitol to-day, and then
to have the bird suddenly brought to t lieves its fertility is increased. .
naught. These are some of the experi
ences of the lobby. ' .
Another joint the question of enter
tainments is spoken f. There is noth
ing in the world so excellent as enter
tainments of a refined order. Talleyrand
says that diplomacy is assisted by good
dinners, but at good dinners ieoplo do
not talk " fehop," but they give people
who have of taste that way the right, per
haps to ask a gentleman a civil question
and to getacivilanswer to get informa
tion which hii clients want and that can
properly be given. Sometimes a rail
road man wants information ; sometimes
a patentee wants 'his patent renewed
that is a pretty hard fight. Then a
broker wants to know what the Treas
ury is going to do about a certain meas
ure. Sometimes a banker Js anxiou3
about the financial movements in Con-
, . 1 a.l a V kit
gress, or a mercnant arxmx me lann. ah
these tilings we do constantly, and we
do not make any charge for that.
We keep up a certain circle of friends,
and once in a while an opportunity
comes of getting something that is of real
service, and for which compensation is
due and proper; but the entertainments
are proportioned to the business of the
session; when the business is goou so
are the entertainments, and when the
business is not good the entertainments
Mr. Hooker stated that isolated apple
trees, standing near the barn where their
roots get plenty of yard manure and their
tops plenty of air, never fail to thrive.
Mr. Moody mentioned that one trouble
in growing apples is not lack of fertility,
but the fruit does not grow fair. It w
attacked by insects and fungus ft!1d
these need other remedies than manur
ing. V. Bogue, Albion, always has good
crops of apples after plowing under
green clover, also plows under buek
wheat. This frequent cultivation de
stroys insects." Uses barnyard manure
once in feix or seven years. Hens run in
he orchard, and their droppings fer
tilize the soil, O. P. Avery, of Grand
Traverse, Mich., reported method? -iu
vogue there. The land is plowed with
out croppiugs, except buckwheat, which
is turned under twice a year, the Lift
time very late in the fall. Trees are
kept smooth, and the larva of the cod
ling moth hides in the stems of buck
wheat and is destroyed by late plowing
are meager.
away
rived with tC3. She had taken the
cheapest steerage fare, aad felt assured
that God would help her on to th Grot
to of Lonrdea, and tltat fche should by
Tirtne of prayer, and the intervention of
Notro-Dame de Lourdes, ke once more
restored to sight. The sailor's heart was
touched by this simple rtonr, and had h
been on shore he would prolahly have
given his pura to the girl on the upot.
ner faith was sublime. Her religious
fervor left no shadow of suspicion in
specting the purity of her motives, or
the truthfulness of her intentions. The
weather-beaten sailor luroshed his fingers
several times across his eyes as he re
peated the story in his own rudly -lo-.
quent way, and every one was interrntod.
There was a French surgeou on Kjard,
who served in the Federal army during "
the war, and ho and his wife went at
once to look after the girh By paying
the supplement they get her a comforta
ble room in tho second cabin, and on
landing brought her on with them to
Paris.. When leaving the city tho Bur
geon went to tho Embassy to solicit
sympathy for Miss Kane. He happened
to fall upon some kindly heuts who
were there at tho . moment,and thy
freely took the case in hand. One went
to 'see some members of the Paris
clergy; another opened a sulweription,
putting himself down at the bead for a
handsome sum. This was only a week
ago. Miss Kane will go to Lourdes and
remain there as long as she plroses, and
then she will go comfortably home with
an American famfly. But meantime the
gentlemen interested in her have sent
hr k the best oocaliM in Parin, who
catch the moth. Apples grow very fair I Joes not exclude all hoie, and' it is jnst
i - . i oHible that with his tnrhng aid otre-
anu iree iruui wunun. wji muouj vjvj ,
I wv S SJ . Afr . A
pocket, and re-
worry any more
mo to tea in a
placed the key iu my
solved that I would not
alMiut it. Eiuily called
little while, and though not hungry, I
went iuto the dining-room and sat with
her while she drank her tea and laughed
and chatted in her vivacious way.
Tho evenings were rather long, and
. -Emily and I sat together in the dining
room after tho table was cleared, sho
reading aloud, and I listening, as was
our custom. When tho clock struck ten
she laid down -her look; and I took my
lamp, and bidding her ! good night, went
up to my room. . ' ;
My cjiamber occupied the whole front,
of the second story, and hmily nad a
back room upon the same floor. A bell-
wire ran from my room to hers, so that I
could summon her at pleasure,
I placed the lamp upon the bureau,
4 shaded it, and retured and locked the
; door. Then I drew my easy chair to the
, middle, of tho room, put on my slippers,
j and sat down for a few minutes before
retiring. And immediately I became
vexed at myself to find that I was look
ing at the drawer that held the money,
and that I was feeling in my pocket to
see that the key was safe. The shade
that I placed over the lamp confined its
rays within a small circle, beyond which
tho bed, the furniture, the carpet, and
tho wall paper were obscure: In the
corneogft the right of the door, was an
antique, high-backed i chair, a favorite
piece of furniture. As I turned my own
chair from the bureau,! my eyes rested
en this object; and I saw by the same
glance that a human figure was sitting
in it I . !
holding it closer to the lamp. How I
did wish that I -could see the expression
of his face at that moment t He held
in his hand an ivory miniature of ray
ribband's face, a faithful picture made
by. art artist year3 before, at my request.
" Whose face ii this !" the robber de
manded, in a yoice that trembled with
eagerness, j ; .
" My husband's," I replied.
" Your husband's ? Yes, yes but his
name?" S '
" Elijah Croly."
"Cap'tajji Croly?" he demanded, in
the same tone.
"Yes."
"The same who commanded the bark
Calvert, that used to run cut of Liver
pool?" . '
I nodded my head. I knew that the
vessel named was the las4 one that my
husband had sailed oa the ocean before
he bought his own coaster; in fact, it
was the same in which I came to Eng
land. - 5 -
The ItlrtlH Christinas Carol.
They have sweet Christmas mu ic in
Norwav Norwav. that' far-off countrv.
with the steel blue sky and frozen sea.
'And this is Captain's Croly's
money ? thi3 is his house ? you" are his
wife?" he asked, rapidly, giving me no
time to answer his questions. "Yes,
yes I see it alL Great heavens ! to
think what I was just about te do I"
He .dropped into the nearest chair, ap
parently faint witjh emotion; but while I
sat in de$p surprise at the unexpected
turn that this affair had taken, he said :
" You have no reason to fear now; I will
not rob you; I will nor harni you. Only
don't make a noise. Please open the
door, and you will find Jane your
woman, I meanf waiting in the pas
sage." i' '
I obeyed. I did p3 know what else
to de. I unlocked and opened the door;
and there, to ray astonishment, stood
Emily Sands'arrayed in her bonnet and
It is a song in the air. The simple
peasants make the birds who inhabit
those rude coasts and ice valleys so very
happy on thi one day of tho year that
they sing' of their own accord a "glad
carol on Christmas morning, and all the
people come outn of their home and re
joice to hear it. On CJhristmas eve, after
the birds have sought shelter from the
North wind, and the still night is bright
with stars, the good people bring from
their storehouses sheaves of loom and j
wheat, and, tying them to slender poles,
raise them from every spire, barn, gate
post, and gable. Then when, after the
long night, the Christmas sun arises,
crowning the mountain with splendor,
every spire and gable bursts into sudden
song. The children run out to hear the
old church spire singing; the "older peo
ple follow; the air is filled with the flut
ter of wings and alive with carids of
gladness. The song of the birds fills
every village with happiness, and to this
living, grateful anthem the people re
spond in their hearts, ' Glory to God in
the highest; on earth peace, good will to
men."
The. JVrona Miintl of a Candle.
A Kentucky paper relates that Starling
Curd, an industrious colored man, living
near Bristow, that State, gave an enter
tainment at Ids house. His wife asked
him, coming to town the day before the
frolic, to get a tall candle with wliich to
ornament and illuminate the table.
Starling called at a store for the candle,
but stated tho case in such a shape that
the proprietor thought ho wanted a
Roman candle. It was accordingly put
up for him and Starling returned to hi
home, when his wife insisted that he liad j omer kuiue
made a mistake, saying 11 was a cainne
she wanted. Starling assured hr that it
was the latest style of candle he had pur
chased, and, to prove it, stuck it to the
fire. To the astonishment of -both, a
fiaaning ball popped out ; then another,
and another, when the , frightened Star
ling dropped the " infernal " machine "
upon the floor. Another explosion,
threaten&ig the destruction of the house,
and he again seized it, but, unfortu
nately, wrong end foremost, when a ball
struck him in the abdomen. Suddenly
turning it around, another ball ' shot out,
striking a new counterpane, through
wliich. it burned a large hole. The
whole household was in a state of terror,
and Starling went to town the next day
with a mind full of lawsuits for damages,
but, being a fair-minded man, was
, pacified when it was explained that the
dealer misunderstood him.
4(frerfeftenfs nnd etcs.
A cotemporary speculates upon the
possibility of a future newspaper tliat
will depend upon its circulation for its
business. It describes an Irish jonrua
which is circulated gratis and depends
upon its advertisements for its revenue,
Journalism,' like every other . profession
j is in a Ktateoi progress, luere is no
knowing what enterprise and public
taste may accomplish in the j future.
Thero have been all kinds of experiments
with newspapers, but the highest tyie of
journalism is based upon the fact that
the' reader desires the news as well as the
advertisements. In truth, there is no
difference between these two classes.
The advertisements of a newspaper, says
an exchange, are aa much news as the
telegraphic columns. Take the "mar
riages and deaths," for instance. We
question if one-half the readers ol a
newspaper would not rather see the cable
dispatches omitted than the " marriages
and deatlis." Take the. dry goods and
s advertisements, also, that
enter into so Large a part of "our daily
life. 1 Their omission from a newspaper
would mako a deeper impression upon
the general public than to leave out a
Senate debate on Louisiana. And so we
might go on through all the departments
of advertising. They represeat the
wants of the people, and the people are
as much interested in the wishes and de
sires of their neighbors as in the great
facts that occur from day to day in the
outside world. A paper publishing ad
vertisements without the news, or pub
lishing news without advertisements, is
like a man traveling on one leg. It is
imperfect. It does not satisfy the peo
ple, and is far from representing the true
type of journalism.
to sandy loam.
President Barry remarked that largi
orchards must have manure just the
same as . small ones. Green crops are
not. sufficient. A farmer who plants 100
acres in orchard without knowing wh.-ru
to get manure is as unwise as one who
should buy 1,000 sheep with nothing to
feed them. Farmers must grow or feed
more stock. This is tho natural mode of
getting manure, and he ljelieves the
lRt He had known nurserymen to
buy and feed sheep and cattle in
solely for the manure.
ceived pay for feed and laV
ihf mannrii extra. Farmers can tlo
likewise. He practices' drawing fresh
stable manure every third or fourth
year, and applies as top-drcwing in fall
and early winter. Ufing the mannru
fresh, it goes much further, and a very
light application w Kuffieient. Fears
should bo manured ; withv home tiling
(aNashes are
Dune de Lourdes may eftVt a cure in
the case of an American girl who showed
herself so strong" in the faith. . Miss
Kane is a true believer, a real croan(rt
and if we are ever again to put our trut
iu the potency of faith she mut show
herself on this occasion. Mis Kane's
friends may hereby learn that fhe is safe
and carefully tended. .
At the. Charity Hall.
Among the druses won at thi grat
-anntf-r t charity ball, in New York, wo note the
They thus re-1 following: Mrs. Gemral Hancock, black
iMr. and mad- ! lvcl dmv with very delicto white
.i I Luv overdrew, ornamrtite-j with nnxel
crimson and tm-ro'. Mr. A. T. Stew
art, rieli lavender silk, t rim mxl-with
x)int lace- in ahes; scarlet flow, rn in
her hair; ornaments, emendds and dia
monds. Mrs. John Hoey apiH-arcd iu a
handsome dress of gray, trimmed with
ruby velvet. : A Paris dress of pal pink
i '11. nror.1ra.il rM-iw.loro.1 with
rtLi aV, 1U1 gUaiC v V" I - .
lightly every autumn.
. a tnmlridiinnp' Wfaatil imllM Rill
KVAI IV! War , .. . ... . .
Vz fi ,.um im i Breton embroidery. 'A charming coiu-
. , a. t t:u t I '. rxiit dress of IinK and whiv. A
r a K Tl I UH Hnriallii a.lLllfa. aVU KI'II TIUK I I
, 1
stable manure to pear trees always ue j
it sparingly in fail or early winter, and j
never plow under. In contiwt with the i
roots stable manure may cause blight '
Uaed as a top-dressing, there is no
dr.nger.
Dr. Sylvester planted an apple orch
ard 33 years ago. Sold lat year 1,000
barrels from less than . 10 an.s. lon't
believe in large quantities of rtable ma
silver, and bouilloneo trimming of oilk
Paris-made dress of l-mou colored -iik .
trimmed with white ttdle, and garlanded
with twn leaves : j rwarl ornaments.
! An elegant drea of pale blue and ka
mois twilled rilk; a chatihdne poekkt
j cmbreidcred with gold and jearl, and
: Woutif ul pearl ornaments. A loly
j drefw of whitd oorhwd silk triram.-d pro
I f usely with white Uoe, and ornamented
! with trail of white convolvuli and gre n
nure. Applies mixture of much and lesven. A l V V
gas-lime or muck and rtable manure "ft creamy tint, exquisite but mJcnb
hhUy as torvdressing every year. Does f able. It w wreathed about as d corn
not wih to rXT very vus growth j posed of saehp made of floss and Im
of weod. We cannot afford t grow ap- j med pro ; use ly with rich white nnge .
pie wool or ,ar wood, even at S100 a ! A white illusion puffed upon white dk
cord. He is content if he gets three j aad ornamented with white ro An
inches growth of wood a year. ' That bouquet of xeam-colord ro
gives enough fruit, and the trees remain was earned in the hamd.
healthy. Changes his manure prescrip
tion each vear. This year it is six parts
muck to one of stable manure. Has A
acres of muck n his farm an inex
haustible store of fertility. W. B. hyttb
A SlmffMlmr Itmh.
A nondescriDt flat flah. half tdiaxk.
half ray, eight
ae-td one and
inches long, five wide
one-sixteenth thick has
Insane From Seandal.
St Paul they tell the flory of
In a Bad Position.
One night recently the gas suddenly
went out iu Marseilles and left the whole
city in darkness.' At that moment, a
gymnast was performing on the flying
trapeze in the theater. He was even in
the air at that very instant, having made
his leap from one trapeze to catch the
other. He caught the other success
fully, but in such a nervous condition
that he remained in a convulsive or
cataleptic state. He could not relax his
grasp to change his position; his mus
cles held rigidly as steel and his whole
body was fixed swinging like a stone.
He was, taken .down in that condition and
recovered- next day.
The Wisconsin Railroad Iate. .
Governor Taylor, of Wisconsin, in his
annual message, says of the railroad law
of that State : " Conceded that the law
is defective in some of its details, the
great object sought to bo accomplished
by our people is not the management of
railroad property by our people by them-
selves, but to prevent its mismanagement
by others. Such should be the purpose
and limit of legislative action; so far as
it exceeds this purpose it is necessarily
superfluous and inexpedient" He fur
ther says he is not of opinion that the
classifications of freight and the rates of
fare and freight can bo expediently - es
tablished by an iron-bound and inflexible
rule of law. He recommends a modifi
cation of the law, so as to remove ob
vious imperfections in the unyielding
character of the limitation upon the
rates of freight
was
who
In
Maggie Flynn. She loved and
loved by a worthy young man.
hoped soon to make
slander's envenomed tongue poisoned
her reputation, and caused her lover to
cancel their engagement She, suffering
unjustly from the cruel blow, lost her
reason, ami would have boen carried an
incurable patient to the insane asylum,
had not the employers of her quondam
lover investigated the stories affecting
her character, and ascertained their utter
groundlessness. He was traveling, but
they ordered hi home, told him the
good news, and sent him ta claim Maggie
before she could be carried to the mad
house. She - was with the sheriff who
was about to convey heff to her destina
tion, when the young man came iato het
presence. At -ight of him, the clouds
that lowered on her intellect broke away.
and bridal 1 veil, not etraight-jaokete, I
are in order.
maintained that orchards on natur2iy lt-n found on the San Paulo (Brazil
good soil do not need much manure. coast, among rock constantly bathed
Knows . one which has produced well ! by the sea. It lives on the sea urcht r.
without manure SO yearn. F. W. Lay I (cchinlda), attacks them and breaks off
made a hog yard of his orchard, and it their spines with a bony beak, and when
"T. : " I ' ined in productiveness. 3Iajor H. I they are disarmed devours their neu
Ufr 1113 Unlit, UU. I . -W iMra aarw Talttnlaiail n . m'nrtntT tVn rn-Vi. -nrinrr itst-lf while
orcliard on new )A It is still bearing dcing o in a crevice by means of two
finely. Ten years since be Xencea oa , trong nns, lorunea oy uony pia
one acre as a Log-yard, and tiwa whre
the aheulders. IU back is
rough and
alto-
), hrxr .lromnnc-s fell are twice the aize covered with spines. It appears
... lr it
goner unxnown w kw,
of the others.
How Shx Escatxtx A young wife in
Pari had a quarrel with her husband in
a room on the third floor of a house in
th Boulevard Memhnontant Made
furious by the quarrel she threw open
the window and jumped out There was
a hard wind blowing at the time, and
look very much like a bat
men call it a aea bat
the fisher-
Kxpt yo Boox. A Boston " mer
chant - failed lately, owing over 20,000,
when a committee of creditors waited
nrion him to investigate his affairs. In
j reply to their request for hi book and
this, making a balloon of her skirts, j paps, they were politely inlormed that
xainea uer wi-u. , ho had never kept aay book, uuiu uuy
renUy down into the deep srw, ana sue . . owing him,
called a cab and drove away. h,-tWmfrht b eouM easdy furrdsh a list
from memory a statement which after
ward proved to be true.
A igu of indigestion" Gone to din-
ner; be back in five minutes.
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