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' LOUISBURG, N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1875.
NO. 19.
TAttle Hag-Tag.
A curly, bright head, and perched upon it
Little Hag-tag of a brown son-bonnet ; .
A pair of old shoes, forever untied, i
Whose soles have holes, whose toes grin
wider " T . '
Come sun or come shade, come shine or come
.rain.
To little Hag-tag it's ever the same ;
With an'air of ilw most supreme content, '
She paddles aujl plays till the day is spent.
Why people conplain she never can see,
When God is as good as ever can, be ;
Blie talks to herself,' and laughs, and sings
About the world and ito beautiful things ;
But, though lie is good to all of the rest,
hue i very sure that lie loves her the best !
Oh, how much better this world would wag
If we all had hearts' like little Rag-tag !
the hattle or ixkeuhax.
our left, by Pennefather a still
propensity to fight out in front
Eight lug Against Fearful Odd
Jtotr the Hay teas Divided Hie
Jteitults.
Mr. A. W. Kinglake's long-expected
story of that ever-memorable fight at In
kerman, when in the thick mist of a No
vember morning, 17,000 or 18,000 French
and English troops beat back upward of
71,000 " Hons of the Czar," is at length
published. The book, which contains
513 pages, deals only with the two bat
tles of Inkerman, the first being that in
which Sir Do Lacy Evans defeated with
2,000 men three times that number of
Italians, on the 2Gth of October. No
le33 than 440 pages does Mr. Kingalake
devote to tin one great day which we
call Inkorman, jind we cannot even pre
tend to follow in anything like adequate
detail tho story of that long day's stran
gle. The author divides the day into
seven periods, the first being from 5:45
to 7:30, the second from 7:30 to 850, the
third from 8:30 to 9:15, the fourth from
9:15 to 10, the ; fifth from 10 to 11, the
sixth from 11 to 1, and tho seventh from
1 till 8, by wliich time the Russians had
secured their retreat, thanks to Cen.
Canrobert's refusal to press the retiring
columns. Mr. Kinglake saves us the
troublo of summarizing the points of
tho fight by giving U3 himself a succinct
narration of tho leading features of the
day. Ho says:
The outlines of the fight, like those of
Mount Inkorman itself, ore indented and
- jagged, bit well marked. First period:
Coming up from tho west under Soimon
. off, and from the east under Paiuloff,
40,000 assailants moved forward under
ho thick a cover of darkness and mist
that by no greater effort than that of
driving in an outlying picket Gen. Soi
' monoUf wa3 able to plant on Shell hill a
powerful battery, supported by heavy
bodies of foot. From tho commanding
position thus rapidly scaled, and now
guarded by Gixteen battalions, twenty
other battalions, with a strength of fully
15,000 mm, were thrown forward to at
tack Gen. Pennefather' along his whoie
' front, while a force, called the 'under
road " column, moved up unobstructed
by tho road of tho Careenage ravine in
order to turn his left fiank. On his right
for Homo timo the enemy triumphed. He
seized three of our guns, he drove from
. tho field a bewildered body of nearly 400
filot, and menu while with the "under
road " column ho successfully turned the
position coining up by tho well-way at
last to withiti a stono's throw of Penne
fathcr's tents. There, howover, all
changed, and tho mist which had thus
far protected the enemy began to favor
our poople, by taking from the many
thoir power of rightly wielding big num
bers aud from the few their sense of
' weakness. It resulted that with the
aid of some batteries 3,300 of our in
fantry, under Pennefather and Buller,
found means to defeat with great slaugh-i
- ter, and even to expunge from the battle-field,
the whole of the 15,000 men
who had assailed their front, and, more
over, proved able to rout tho "under
road " column at a moment when it was
driving into the very camp of tho Second
division. Tho number of Hussion offi
cers struck down was appallingly great,
and Gen. Soiinonoff himself fell mortally
wounded.
S.cond period: Gen. Dannenberg,
now coming up, assumed the command,
aiad he begui to act with fresh troops.
By attacking not oiily tho. front of the
Eugli-Ji position, but also the valueless
ledge surmounted by the sand-bag bat
tery, ho challenged his adversaries to
meet him in two separate combats, and
our soldiers - believing! though wrongly,
that the dismantled work must bo part
of the English defenses, fastened on it
with so eager a hold that Lord Raglan,
in tho midnt of close fighting, could not
even attempt to withdraw them. , The
mistake long continued to work ita bane
ful effects, and the combatant part of the
English force, now augmented by the
accession of fresh troops, divided itself
into unconnected assemblages, with a
dangerous gap between them. In one
of tho two simultaneous fight3 thus pro
voked that is tho one in front of Home
ridge Gen. Pennefather, with very
sou.t means, proved able to hurl, back
every onset; while in the tight for the
sand-bag battery, after long and obstinate
struggles, our people drove down the
whole multitude which had-swarmed on
tho ledge of the Kitspur; but then, hap
lessly, they went on to do more, achiev
ing what I have called a false victory
over the Hussion army. Excepting only
a few score of men, with difficulty re-
unopposed throogh the gap, and the few
score of English still remaining on the
heights then seemed to be entirely cut
off, yet proved able to fight their way
home. For some time the two French
battalions which had come up would
take to part in the fight, but one of them
the Sixth of the Line moved forward
at length with good will against the
flank of the Russian force, then advanc
ing along the fore ridge. Tho enemy,
thus threatened, fell back, and the
French battalion victoriously made good
its advance to ground on the west of the
Kitspur. Thus the efforts the enemy
made in the course of this second period
resulted after all in discomfiture; but,
by the continued necessity for guarding
ardent
m iront ol tne
heights, and now finally by the losses
and the dispersions sustained on the
Kit3pur, the number of English foot
soldiers that could be mustered j for the
immediate defense of the Honjo ridge
was brought down to diminutive pro
portions. Third period : That immediate de
fense of their position, for which our
people were so ill provided, became the
problem in hand. The enemy, concen
trating his efforts on one settled, pur
pose, delivered a weighty attack -upon
the Home ridge, now almost denuded of
English infantry, but guarded by thk
Seventh Leger, a battalion nine hun
dred strong. His advanced troops broke
over the crest, obtained some signal ad
vantage over both the English and
French, and then, upon being better
confronted, began to fall back; but the
bulk of the assailing masses had not
ceased to advance all this while, and
were seen ascending the ridge, 'i Then,
with the Seventh Leger, 4with? a little
band of zouaves, and with a few of our
own people whom he could gather
around nun, uen. I'ennelatner, alter a
single struggle, which hung for some
minutes in doubt, found means to de
feat the great columns thus attacking
his center, and the collateral forces
brought up on the right and on the left,
being almost simultaneously overthrown
by other portions of our infantry, and in
part also, too, by our guns,. the whole
multitude of the troops . which had un
dertaken 'this onslaughter was trium
phantly swept, back into the Quarry
ravine. .
Fourth period : The allies having no
troops in hand with which to press their
advantage, the enemy very soon rallied,
and with some vigor turned on his pur
suers. The French Sixth of the Line
had been already driven back from our
right front, and our people engaged at
the center were more or less losing
ground, when tho accession of the two
eighteen-pounders ordered up byJLord
Raglan put an end all at once to the as
cendency of the Russians in the artil
lery arm, and began - to tear open that
stronghold on the crest of Shell hill,
which had hitherto furnished the basis
for all their successful attacks. "When,
in this condition of things, Gen. Bos
quet approached with fresh troops, there
seemed to be ground for believing that
the ?nd of the fight must be near.
so sharp a stress on Dannenberg that,
without consulting Prince Menschikoff,
he determined at once to retreat.
Seventh period; No pursuit worth
recording took place. Gen. Dannen
berg's retreat being accomplished at
eight o'clock in the evening, the action
came to an end.
The Russian loss Mr. Kinglake givas
at 10,729 in killed, wounded and pris
oners. Among these were six generals,
and if Russian grades wero like ours,
the number might be stated at twelve.
The enemy lost altogether 256 officers,
and of the thirty -four fighting battalions
twelve were all but annihilated, and
twelve more nearly shattered; but even
in the remaining ten tho losses were
ruinously great. The English lost
2,357 men, of whom 597 were killed.
One hundred and. tnirty omcers were
struck, thirty-nine being killed. The
regiments which suffered the moet were
the Brigade of Guards, right wing of
the Twenty-first Fusiliers, and the
Twentieth and Fifty-seventh regiments.
There were ten English generals in
action, and five other brigadiers, and
every one of these was either killed or
wounded, or had horses shot under
them; and, "with only a single excep
tion, the same may be said of the eight-
een colonels or other officers " command
ing detachments. The French lost
thirteen officers and 130 men killed,
and thirty-six olncers -and you men
wounded Canrobert being wounded and
a colonel of hi3 staff killed. No gun
Russian, English, or French was lost,
one taken from the French being re
captured. -
i
Ffth period : "When Bosquet's acced
ing reinforcements had brought up the
infantry onMountlnkermanto a strength
of 3,500, he was induced to advance with
a great part of hia force to the f als posi
tion of tho Inker man Tusk. Upon the
approach of the Russian column moving
up to ground on his left, where he
fancied the English stood posted, he was
forced to retreat in great haste with t ie
loss of ai gun ; and some Russian bat
talions appearing in another direction,
it was only by a swift spring to the rear
that his troops drawn up on the Tusk
proved able to make godd their escape.
The-1,500 French troops disposed on
Bosquet's left rear fell back behind the
Home ridge, and tho cavalry, which
Canrobert brought up to cover the re
treat, being f driven from the field by
some shells, all thi3 accession of adverse
columns seemed threatening to end in
disaster. The French troops became
disconcerted, and tho allies were from
this cause in jeopardy. Their weakness,
however, was masked by the vigor of the
English defense, maintained all this
whilej at .the barrier, as well as by the
might of two eighteen-pounders; and
Gen. Dannenberg not seizing his oppor
tunity, the despondency of the French
passed away. Upon the accession of yet
further reinforcements, r Gen. Bosquet
resumed the offensive, and with two of
his battalions he not only defeated that
agile Sclinghinsk regiment, which had
once more climed up the Kitspur, but
drove it down over the aqueduct and out
of the Inkerman battlefield. Ho also
withdrew both the Seventh Leger and
the Sixth of the Line from their shelter
behind the Home ridge, and again sent
them forward, but they moved by the
course of the post road, and there had
the English in front of them. Then the
share of the French-, infantry in this
Inkerman conflict was unaccountably
brought to a close.
Sixth period : While still irinded to
hold fast their respective positions on
Mount Inkerman, both the Russians and
the French now abandoned the ! offen
sive, but otir people, still disputing the
victory which Canrobert would thu3 con
cede to his adversaries, maintained the
The "Arabian Xlghta' Again.
"We trust our readers, says the New
York Herald, will not be carried away by
the stories that come to them, through
the telegraph and by correspondents, of
the discoveries of mines of silver and
gold in our "Western Territories. In our
ypunger days we read of the valleys of
diamonds and mountains of precious
stones, and the strange gifts of super
natural beings, who, by a .wave of the
wand, could transform the hovel into a
dazzling palace. "We do not mean to
depreciate at all the wealth of the Terri
tories which skirt the base of the Rocky
mountains. "When we are . told of dis
coveries that offer millions and millions
to the needy adventurer who defies the
perils of forest and stream and the moun
tain path to seek the treasure, we are
sceptical. It is very certain that no gold
is ever found in the world without dig
ging for it. . The mines of the "West are
to be worked as we work our wheat
fields. The gain will not be greater to
the miner than to the farmer. The
effect of these stories like those of the
great diamond mine discoveries some
ears ago, which were sold to credulous
English investors is to inspire a senti
ment of speculation, to induce easy
minded people to put their wealth into
the hands of companies, and to repeat on
a larger scale the iniquities of the Emma
mine, and tne tnousandsoi otner scnemes
in gv-id, silver and oil that hava long
since been abandoned. .
"We have sometimes thought that it
would be wise for the government to
adopt a general policy in respect to its
mines. These deposits should be re
garded, not as the prey of the first specu
lator who pre-empts them, but as the
treasure of the nation, given to it by
God for a beneficent purpose. If the
government, tor instance, nad every
mine carefully examined and its value
determined officially, so that all the
world might know just what it was, there
would be no opportunities for swindling,
either at home or abroad. "We shall be
4 1 41-i 4.1, ( r T
in Nevada is worth 1,500, 000,000. "We
do not believe it, and our advice to those
of our readers who believe that by in
vesting in its shares they will certainly
attain a great fortune, is to save then
money and add to their wealth, not by
investments in the narratives of news
paper correspondents, but by honest in
dustry and thrift. ,
SHARKEY, THE MUBDEREIZ
The Story of the Woman to Whotn
lie Otrem Ilia Liberty.
The steamer Crescent City, from Ha
vana, brought to New York Maggie Jor
dan, who released the murderer Sharkey
from the Tombs. To a gentleman who
saw her on the incoming steamer she
told a sad tale of misery and woe. Hav
ing released Sharkey from the Tombs
she endured a long imprisonment, and
on her release joined him at Havana.
There for a time life was pleasant and
happy. Money was plenty with the ex
convict, and he spent it freely. There
were occasional differences between Mag
gie and the man she had so greatly
served, and she often had personal abuse
to bear, but she bore it uncomplainingly.
In course of time, however, Sharkey be
came more and more violent, and at
length Maggie's devoted love gave way
to fear and terror, and she resolved to
flee to New York.
She took passage by the "Crescent
City, studiously concealing her intention
from Sharkey. But in; spite of her care
he discovered her intention, and she had
scarcely entered the cabin of the vessel
before he was after her. At her request
one of the officers of the- ship concealed
her in a storeroom, and Sharkey's
search was thus rendered vain. At
length, after liaving thoroughly searched
the cabin, the felon went ashore, con
vinced that Maggie ,had not escaped his
clutches.
After the open sea was reached, Mag- ducat3 wniie jt showed itiVauty.
m" Tninclpfl riththe Trassencrers and told J -.v-i. i.
the story of her life in Havana, as well
as that of the escape of Sharkey from the
Tombs. . . '
Did he escape in woman's dothing ?"
asked a passenger.
"Yes, sir, he did. I carried the
clothes in which he escaped to the
Tombs piece by piece. It took many
days to do it, but at length the costume
was complete, and the plan of escape was
fully organized."
"How was the escape managed I
asked the passenger.
in at they Wore for Charity.
One of the richest dresses worn at the
great Charity Ball in New York city was
an apricot silk elaborately trimmed with
knife plai tings. Over this was worn
white matelasse tunic, combined with a
tablier of duchesse lace, so delicate that
if it had been a fresh May morning it
might have been taken for cobwebs
gathered during a garden walk.
A most striking dress was a white silk,
the deep tunic embroidered with flowers
of brightest hue, with gay dropping
fringe over a flounce scolloped and em
broidered. As its wearer whirled through
the danco she looked like some bird of
Paradise just alighted from tropical
shores, but which took very kindly to
Strauss waltzes and Lander's orchestra.
Another embroidered dress, if not so
fitful in its beauty, was even more bril
liant. Fancy a deep cardinal red em
broidered with flowers and a close-fitting
tunic glittering with jet, and .corsage
draped with lace.
One of the most exquisite toilettes on
ladies who may no longer be considered
young, and who are not yet touched
with age, was a mauve silk, rich and
lustrous, heavily embroidered with
mauve, shading to purple and up to
white.
And still another mauve dress on a
lady whose years had put by brighter
hues, was half hidden under a deep
tunic half formed of fine wide Valencien
nes inserting and finished with a deep
Valenciennes flounce thaT mxke of
A miZE - riGHTER
miLlCHER.
TVBXED ;
An unique dress was a Tieach-blossom
silk, with an overdftvi.of soft silk
meshes, the same shade as the dress,
edged with silken fringe, and corsage
high, with long, close sleeves of the net.
In describing dresses, you describe
the overdress, in that all the beauty, and
study, and art of the toilette centers. A
white tunic of fine silk cords distin
guished a white silk which otherwise
might have melted its radiance in the
luster and color by which it was sur
rounde .
A little burnetta lady emphasized her
Illmtorji of ITlUimm Thompmom Alimm
44 Bendtffo"The Stor of hi Com
rermton ma told to London (
gregationa '
A "converted prize-fighter, known as
"Bcndigo, has recently attracted much
attention in London as a rpeaker at
religious meetings. He is now sixty-
two years old, having pent nearly a
quarter of a century of his life in th
ring." He enjoys the distinction of
having " whipped Tom Paddock and
of having fought twenty-one matched
fights up to his fortieth year, every one
of which he won. He now holds in his
possession three belts, including the
champion's, and several prizes and testi
monials in the shape of silver cups, etc
In addition to his success as a fighter,
he has become famous as a skillful fisher
man, and his record shows that he has
served twenty-eight terms in jail for
drunkenness and disorderly con d act.
He is a broad-shouldered man, light
of foot, and exceedingly "activo with
his arms." As he tells his story, he was
the youngest of a family of twenty -one
children, all of whom are now dead save
himself. He was early in life forced to
exert himself to secure tho necessities of
life. He does not think he "took to
fighting" because he liked it, but he had
a mother to support and could get a liv
ing easier in this way than in any other.
His mother encouraged him, and ho
easily fell into the business.
He began lif e in Nottingham, where
most of his exploits were performed.
"He was the most notorious man in the
town, and a frequent line in tha papers
was " Bendigo in troublo again." His
account of his last term in Nottingham
jail and of his conversion is rather strik
ing. His last imprisonment was not, he
says, for thieving. To uso. his own
language: -1
" I was never as bad as that. When I
was a boy, and up to ihe time when I
after th&t came another sermon about
tha seven hundred left-handed men in
the Book of Jodges; and I am a Uft
handed man. Of course I am. It was
that what beat the knowing one I have
had to Und up against "Well, it was
this always going on thai made me make
up my mind to turn as soon as ever I
got out. It was on a Thursday, and in
the winter, and when X was let out at
the gaol door there was my old frirnds
kindly coma to meet me. 'Come
along, Bendy, old boy they said,
we 'to got something to eat and om
thing to drink for yoa already. Come
along.' But I had made up mind, and
wasn't to be ' shook; so I turned round.
and I sex, Look here, I never will rat
or drink along with you or along with
any yn in a 'public-house again as
long as I live. I'm done with it Thry
looked at each other I can teD you. They
couldn't make it out. But thrre was
one man amongst em named Waters,
and he said, Bendy, will you come
along with me f I'm going to Beeston,
"And I knew If I went with him I
should be all right, and I went. And
there I met another friend who srUhed
me well, and said he, Bendy, what do
you say to coming to the Hall to-night
to hear Undaunted Dick !' iho m
hel eays I; I never heard of him.
It's Dick Weaver, says he, a collier
chap, that .was once in a bad way, but
who is now converted and turned
preacher. Ay, said I,. Til go and
hear him; he's one of my own sort; and
I went, and I set on the platform, and
there I could hear em; Why, how's
this! there's Bendigo up there; Look,
look, there's old Bendy. But I took no
notice; only sat quiet and listened.
Well, mxt night I was there again, and
heard what did me good more than ever.
It was bad weather, and snowing hard,
and I had is make my way home late at
night acroM a park; and when I was
half way across I couldn't hold out any
longer. So, in the dark, and with tho
snow coming down, I went on my knees
was a young fellow, my life was a rough wpll u j how, and
un, and if I saw any chap eating, and I ben j k j uli m Qcw maiu X
t TIT 11 j.1 .1 I I nfl Iiwtiu T.I faVa hia vrtih o v tVriTVi I . . .
- wen, on uie uay oi m f "J" beauty with great skill by a black velvet ""sjt b -;v didn t quite go without ale; J had one
If and a young lady visited Sharkey. amnn wwai,u nn,W.l mr- Ulin O, yes, I d do that; or, if I was . . t t,n thm -n.i Hnndav. and
had already , . i i D dry, and had no money for a drink, I'd T . t. vA ,.1 .;n -,i fin
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lulu. iiULLuiig vi limning ireo miui duiud-
self and a young lady
The clothes for his escape
been provided, and all was ready.
Sharkey and the young lady (Wes. Al
len's sweetheart) went out together.
She walked up Franklin street to Elm
and took the Bleecker street cars, and
her tracks were followed by the detec
tives the next day. The funniest
thing about the matter was that tho
detectives iook this woman for a' man 1
"How about Sharkey? Where did
he go?" i i
" He went to Leonard street, got into
a coach, and was driven up town.
Maccie Jordan will not tell whither
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Sharkey was taken or who took him.
She says, however, that he remained in
New York three months, appearing in
the streets in different disguises, and
daily recognizing friends and acquain
tances, who passed him without recogni
tion. Sharkey, she says, has lived well
in Havana, being supported by his
friends. Soon after sho joined him he
began a course of abuse which impelled
her to flight. She was struck and kicked
repeatedly in his moments of drunken
ferocity. .
Still another black dress of tulle in
woft puffs was scattered with pansies,
their velvet wings spread like butter
flies, until its wearer, except for the
bright face, looked like some sorrowing
Psyche.
Again, another black tulle dres3 was
festooned by triple garlands of lilies - of
the valley, and wound about tho stately
lady's! shoulders and bloomed in .her
hn.ir in wild profusion.
The most poetical dress was a white
satin, worn by a tall, willowy blonde.
The waist of course, a corset waist-
fitted her perfectly, and from under its
curves poured a waterfall of spray in
which were caught lilies of the valley ;
or, to be more explicit, an overdress of
tulle, in full folds, caught up with the
flowers.
The prettiest picture in the room was
a young girl with a fresh, lovely face,
framed by a halo of sunny hair, and an
exquisite neck raising above a pale blue
and white striped grenadine overdress
bordered by swan's down.
At this great ball in New lork city
enoueh money is spent every year for
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The Winter of 18Si-J.
The winter of 1874-5 wijl certainly long dress and decorations to provide amply
England' Southern Empire,
England's Empire in the Southern
Hemisphere covers 3,000,000 square
miles, the size of the United States, less
Alaska. The white population of
Australasia, as these great ' islands are
called, was, in 1850, about 240,000. Now
it is but a little less than 2,000,000.
Victoria has grown from 77,000 to 732,-
000 in these twenty-five jears, a ten-fold
growth, t Queensland has grown from
9,000 to 125,000. Tasmania, which, had
a population too small to be counted in
1850, has 100,000 now. New Zealand
lias grown ten-ioia in tne quarter oi a
century, from 26,000 to 266,000. The
population of Australasia is largely Eng
lish and strongly Protestant. Immi
gration has been freely encouraged.
Several of the colonies are no longer
penal, and tho actual number of crimi
nals on the islands is very small.
be remembered by "the; Wildest inhabi
tant" as one of tho most! severe in the
century. Ono who has not noticed in
the newspaper reports of the world how
general the cold has been diffused, is apt
to think that our own experience has
been an exceptional one. But this is not
true. Within a few days, says an ex
change, we have published reports from
nearly every part of the North American
continent, showing a low thermometer
and heavy storms. In New Mexico, the
other day, a stage-driver, holding his
reins, was taken off his box stone dead
with cold. In Arizona, semi-tropical
heats were given way to uncomfortable
colds, and snow falls in unaccustomed
places. California plains are flooded by
freshets and the mountains are buried
Although the overland trains
for all the suffering people in tho State
for half the winter.
Conuinptlon of Wood by Hallway.
Tho National Cur Builder reports
body else's; but, d'ye understand me, I
never would what you might call steal
anything. Well, this twenty-eighth
timo was for the old game. It was at
one of the public-houses where thf-y were
set against me, and wouldn't serve me
with any strong drink, even though I
had the money to pay for it. So, nome
dody got a pint of ale for me, and just as
I was going to drink it the Landlord come
along and knocks the jug clean out of my
hand. Well, no sooner was he knocked
down himself than in come the police-
He was taken before the bench of mag
istrates, who knew him well and who had
often dealt with him.
" There was one of them," continues
Bcndigo, " a hearty John Bull kind of a
man, that I took a likin' to, and I used
always try and get round, and generally
managed it, putting the matter to him in
a man to-man kind of way, d'ye see; but
there was another, a vinegar-looking,
narrow-jawed cove, who was always hard
on me. Well, I made my story out
pretty well, and made 'em Laugh a bit,
and, thought I, I shall get off Light this
time; but I didn't. Said my friend on
the bench: Bendigo, when you're
the platform, and in the face of cvr ry
body who was there, I knelt down and
told em how I was change!, and how
that nothing should tempt mo to go
wrong again, and I've kept my word.aud
I mean to go on keeping it. Ever since
that time not a drop of beer or spirits
has paased my lips, and I never felt
healthier, or stronger, or mo.-e Lively
than I do now."
Bendigo is not an orator; b- cannot
even read, bnt his meetings hi to been '
largely attended, especially by persons
of his own class, who lktcn with rapt
attcnt:on to his story of Lis conversion
and Lis evidently sincere exhortation,
lie announces his willingness to spend
tho rest of his days on the platform, per
suading men to embrace religion. His
proper name is William Thompson. . He
is now at work upon his primer trying t
learn his A B Cs.
The Annual Hot f Story.
The Lapeer Democrat tells with dis
tressing particularity how an old man,
living in Rich township, while returning
in snow.
lie Adrerllmed.
CoL N. a Moody, New Orleans, who
died recently by his own hand, says
the Augusta Const itutionalUt, while
suffering from an intolerable neuralgic
attack, was a singular man. He prosper
ed when Louisiana was wealthy, and he
sober you are one of the nicest men in prospered when Louisiana was as poor
Nottingham, but when you're drunk you M a rat. The secret of his continued
ain't; therefore you will go to prison for success was advertising. He knew how
two months, and afterward give bail to advertise, and the duller the season
( that at tho clone of 1873 there were 71,- keep the peace for tnree montns longer. more persistently he kept hi mar II
564.9 miles of main lines and 13,512 Well, somehow that sentence seemed to his waxes before the public He was
miles of sidings and double tracks, mak- knock me over more than any of the known as the " Shirt King of the South
ing 85,977.9 miles of railway within the twenty-seven I had served before, and I WOst." On every dead wall and on nearly
United States. Upon these roads the took to thinking what a fool I was not to every telegraph pole in tho Mississippi
live quiet and comfortable on my pound yaHey the wayfarer was invited to " get
a week like another man. Yes; a pound his thirti at N. S. Moody's." Such was
a week that's what I've got to live on. jj, fth in the necessity of captivating
Did I save it up? Not I; I couldn't juo fancy of the people and winning
save. No; what I did when I was mak- attention, that it was seriously do
ing a heap of money in the ring was to darej La New Orleans years ago ha
hand it over to my brother, on condition ofiVred $50,000 to help pay for a new
that he always give me a pound a week, RVamboat intended for the St. Louis
and that's how it comes." trade, providing he had the naming of
mm w 11 S 1 ll . . ... .
nne in prison ne auenoea me n-gu- the craft. Ilis oner was promptly ac-
larger portion of the locomotives con
sumed wood for their fuel. Tho number
of ties used varie3 from 2,200 to 2,800
per mile. Taking 2,500 as the mean, it
appears that 212,692,500 pieces ol tim
ber, eight feet long and from six to eight
inches in between the upper and lower
surfaces, are reouired to supply this
W w
sinele item. The durability ox ties va-
have not been delayed, the cold along ries, with climate, kind of timber, soil.
the Pacific railroad has been great. In
Wyoming, spirits congealed in the open
air, and snow slides have caused much
loss of life in Utah. The same is true of
Canada. Sandwich Island papers com
plain that the natives, accustomed to
airy frarb. are shivering in the cold
and usage, from four to ten years. As- lar service every Sunday, and first had cepted, but almjst as suddenly declined.
breezes, and Australian newspapers make
a similar complaint of their country. It
has been a winter of cold in Europe, and
of storms and disasters at sea. We
should hope never to see its likes again.
About Order.
That was a rebuke administered to the
United States House by Fernando
Wood, when he said: " Talk of order,
why, sir, I have seen no order in this
House for a whole Congress. Every
day's session is marked by disorder.
snming six years as the average Life of a
tie, the amount required for annual sup
ply must be 35,488,750 pieces, or94,-
530,000 cubic feet. In considering this
item it must be remembered that a large
amount of waste occurs from hewing
and other causes. It must be also borne
in mind that the demand for . timber by
railroads, besides for ties and fuel, is
enormous, including fencing, bridges,
buildings, and other structures in great
variety and number; that the risk from
fires is exceptionally great, and that our
requirements in this direction are in
creasing even more rapidly than our sup
plies are wasting away.
his attention attracted by the minister s
account " of the set-to between David
and Goliath." He became so absorbed
hearing how "David the LtUe un
when it became known that Get Your
Shirts at Moody's was to be the appella-
iox -
A Singular Dloamter.
The accident on the Southern railroad
in
floored the giant and killed him," . that
he forgot where he was, and shouted
out, "Brayvo! I'm glad the little un I of Long I&Iand is a novelty in railway
disasters. The road had sunk so that
the boiler of the engine in passing over
it came in contact with tha water with
which the track was covered. The sud
den contact between the cold water
and the heated surface of the boiler
cracked the latter, and an explosion im-
This is probably
tha kind that ever
won." When he got to his cell he began
to think seriously about what he had
heard, and could not avoid the conclu
sion that "somebody must have helped
David to lick the giant."
"Well," he continues, " it was as sin
gular as though it was done on purpose!
The very next Sunday the parson preach- mediately followed.
vl another sermon, which seemed hit-1 the first accident of
ting at me harder th" tha one the week occurred to a railway locomotive, and it
before. It was all about the three men,
Shadrach- Meshacb. and "Bendigo, who
Soma wealthy Chinese merchants of the fierv furnace, and who
A Styliah Dinner.
Every rule requiring the maintenance of J San Francisco recently gave a dinner of WM xed by the Lord from being
on horseback from
a dance the other
night, was pursued by a pack of wolves,
how his horse turned on them, and by
stamping and kicking killed several of
Etraiued from pitrsuit, they all of them fight two hours longer without the aid them, and how the rest chased him to
poured down thri eteeos. attacKing and oi irrencn mi an try. passed gradually ins own uoor, wnicn ne entered wu
charging tho ensmy, became dispersed
in the copsewood, and in this way an
nulled for a time their power of render
ing fresh services.- The Russian troops,
twassuldenly found, had moved op
from their old attitude of aggressive de
fense to one of decisive attack, and at
ler gth by the united power of Lord,
Raglan's two eighteen-pounders and a
smill daring band of foot soldiery, put
difficulty, leaving the exhausted horse to
be rended in pieces and devoured, We
never could quite believe that wolf
story, and it really seems to be growing
more incredible every year.
the highest oriental style to a party of
American friends. The dining room
was gorgeously fitted up, and the bill of
faro comprised thirty courses. The
pastry was wonderful in design, resem-
order is violated continually at any mo
ment when any gentleman of prominence
rises to address tne speaker, air, we
have no order here. When I first had
the honor to be a member of Congress
we had order, we had quiet, we had de- bling birds, beasts and fishes in endless
liberation, we had discussion, but now
we have none of them; it is continual ex
citement."
A Boston merchant, who, some twenty
five years ago, sold two hundred dozen
woolen hose to a trader who shortly there
after failed, was agreeably surprised the
other day ai receiving $1,300 in gold
variety. After each course the party
left tho table, conversed, lounged or
smoked. Following the Chinese dinner
came 'a European spread of twelve or
thirteen courses, and the party under
went six hours of hard dining.
Dr Paine believes that bronchitis is
used by parasites.
burnt. Oh, yes, I've heard about that
since; it wasn't exactly Bcndigo who was
the third mn, but the name sounded
like it to me, and I took it as such
though I didn't say anything to any
body. If one Bendigo can be saved
why not another V I said to myself, and
I thought about ii a great deal. Sun
nay after Sunday I looked out for some
thing about me in the sermon, and there
it tlnn was. After the one about the
fiery furnace car e one about the twelve I Again we ak, What beccmos of all
fishermen. Now, I'm a fisherman my-. the pins T A single factory in Con
self. Bless you! I should rather thia'i tactical tamed out 4,131,000.000 latt
X was, on? of the beet in England. Well, year.
is to be hoped that it will teach railroad
men that cold water cannot be safely
brought in contact with hot iron. It is
a common practice on American rail
ro ids to drench heated axles with water.
Indeed, the usual method of dealing
with a hot Journal is to throw waUr on
U. That tl'i is attended with imminent
risk of producing fractures in the. axle
which will render it liable to snap in two
at any moment is obvious, and thre is
Little doubt that many of the accident
resulting from broken axles could bo
traced to this reckless use of water.
    

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